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Jamie Wyeth And The Unflinching Eye: Film Screening and Artist Talk

Film Talk/Lecture
Great Hall
$25 ($15 for members)
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Jamie Wyeth and the Unflinching Eye

Join us for a screening of the documentary Jamie Wyeth and the Unflinching Eye, followed by a conversation with the acclaimed artist himself – Jamie Wyeth, in conversation with the filmmaker, Glenn Holsten.

This documentary from the director of Wyeth chronicles painter Jamie Wyeth’s personal and artistic journey. It explores his relationships with his famous father (Andrew) and grandfather (N.C.), the development of his unique—and sometimes unsettling—style, and his arresting portraits depicting many of the era’s iconic figures.

Tickets are $25 ($15 for members), reserve your spot online or with Guest Services at (479) 657-2335 today.

About the Film

As the heir to an unparalleled three-generation dynasty in American art, Jamie Wyeth struggles to find his own voice during the colorful turmoil of pop culture and politics from the 1960s to the present. This first feature-length documentary of the artist follows his journey capturing iconic figures like John F. Kennedy, Andy Warhol, Arnold Schwarzenegger and Rudolf Nureyev, as well as his unique, sometimes unsettling, views of domestic life, the islands of Maine and his own personal ghosts.

About the Artist

Jamie Wyeth, a third-generation American artist, has captivated audiences since adolescence with his exceptional talent. Born in Wilmington, Delaware, he grew up surrounded by artistic influences, including his father, Andrew Wyeth, and grandfather, Newell Convers Wyeth. Inspired by his rural surroundings, Jamie developed a penchant for painting animals alongside human portraits, earning early acclaim. Despite avant-garde criticism, his technical prowess and dedication to realism propelled him to fame, leading to exhibitions across the United States. Notable commissions, such as portraits for the White House and the U.S. Mint, underscore his enduring impact on American art. Jamie Wyeth’s legacy extends beyond his artwork, with involvement in cultural institutions and recognition through honorary degrees and inclusion in prestigious collections worldwide, including the works in Crystal Bridges’ collection such as Orca Bates, Second in the Screen Door Sequence: Atticus and Scout, and others.