A world-class collection of American art, stunning architecture, and 120 acres of Ozark forest with five miles of trails. Admission to the museum is always free.
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Museum & Buildings
Trails and Grounds open daily sunrise to sunset.
July 25 – October 5, 2015
This exhibition examines Jamie Wyeth’s distinctive approach to realism over the course of six decades, from his precocious childhood drawings through recurring themes inspired by the people, places, and objects that populate his world. Wyeth’s career offers new insight into contemporary realism and surrealism with an emphasis on the American context for these styles. Wyeth comes from a family of artists, including his grandfather, Newell Convers Wyeth (1882-1945); his father, Andrew Wyeth (1917-2009); and his aunt, Carolyn Wyeth Hurd (1909-1994). He was encouraged to seriously pursue art at a young age, but never attended art school. Instead, he left school at the age of 11 and received instruction at home from his aunt, a surrealist painter, with critical guidance from his father. Later, Wyeth studied anatomy by sketching cadavers in a New York City morgue, and worked with Andy Warhol in the Factory. His strain of realism has consequently evolved in directions that are significantly different from that of his grandfather and father.
“In the future, everyone will be world-famous for 15 minutes.”
We’ve created a Wyeth & Warhol Selfie Booth where you can fashion your image with the flash of Warhol or the mystery of Wyeth. Recreate Wyeth’s Pumpkinhead – Self Portrait, or add some pop with Warhol’s signature style. Which will you choose?
Digital video (color, sound), 8 minutes
In this short 8-minute film, Jamie Wyeth is shown painting Inferno, Monhegan (2006), explaining his technique and sources of inspiration—in this case, the wild, tough seagulls of his island home—as he works. Video courtesy of Museum of Fine Arts Boston.
Blakeman’s Fine Jewelry
William M. Fuller Foundation