The Denver Art Museum (DAM) will showcase Wyeth: Andrew and Jamie in the Studio, presented by Bank of America, an unprecedented exhibition of this scale exploring the art of Andrew Wyeth and his son, Jamie Wyeth, two of the most celebrated American painters of the 20th century. On view Nov. 8, 2015–Feb. 7, 2016, Wyeth: Andrew and Jamie in the Studio is organized by the DAM and will feature more than 100 works executed in a variety of media: pen and ink, graphite, charcoal, watercolor, dry brush, tempera, oil and mixed media. Following the Wyeth: Andrew and Jamie in the Studio presentation in Denver, the exhibition will travel to Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza in Madrid, Spain.
“Wyeth: Andrew and Jamie in the Studio explores the connection between two artists who are inextricably linked by their shared artistic habits of mind, while each maintaining his own unique artistic voice,” said Timothy J. Standring, the Denver Art Museum’s Gates Foundation Curator of Painting and Sculpture and curator of Wyeth. “Never before has an exhibition displayed their work together on this scale and in the shared context of their autobiographies, studio practices and imaginations.”
By looking at the artists’ creative processes through the lens of their studio practice, visitors will develop a nuanced understanding of the discipline, mastery of technique and imagination inherent in the work on view. Wyeth is the first exhibition to deeply examine the common threads that run through their works, while illuminating each artist’s distinctive practice. “I want to be known as the father of the artist Jamie Wyeth,” Andrew once stated. Jamie has claimed that he learned the most about art from his father.
“Visitors who are new to the work of Andrew and Jamie Wyeth, and those who know these artists well, will delight in seeing their art converge and diverge over the years,” said Christoph Heinrich, Frederick and Jan Mayer Director of the Denver Art Museum. “Their intense desire to communicate emotions through their art is surely the core experience visitors will take away from these two iconic American painters.”
Additional works by Andrew Wyeth, including Antler Crown, On the Edge and Bird House, will be on view on level 6 of the North Building through January 2016. These artworks are on loan from the Bank of America Art Collection.
“The arts enrich our communities, celebrate the past and inspire our future,” said Jodi Rolland, Colorado State and Denver Market President for Bank of America. “This unique collaboration between Bank of America and the Denver Art Museum not only supports a first-of-its-kind look into one of our country’s most celebrated arts families, but the addition of the Museums on Us® program and three Andrew Wyeth pieces from our own art collection strengthens one of Denver’s most beloved cultural institutions and helps make the arts more accessible in our community.”
Collaboration with the DAM also grants Bank of America and Merrill Lynch credit card and debit card holders free general admission to the museum and the Wyeth: Andrew and Jamie in the Studio exhibition through the bank’s Museums on Us® program. Cardholders must present their card at the museum Sunday, November 8, 2015 and Sunday, December 6, 2015 to receive this special offer. Additional expanded dates for the Museums on Us® program will also be available throughout 2016.
Wyeth: Andrew and Jamie in the Studio will be on view in the Anschutz and Martin and McCormick galleries on level 2 of the Denver Art Museum’s Hamilton Building. The exhibition will be ticketed, with tickets available onsite, online and by phone at 720-913-0130.
An exhibition catalog, published by the Denver Art Museum in association with Yale University Press, will be available in The Shop at the Denver Art Museum.
Exhibition Organizers and Sponsors
Wyeth: Andrew and Jamie in the Studio is presented by Bank of America. The exhibition is organized by the Denver Art Museum. Exhibition funding is provided by the Friends of Painting and Sculpture, a support group of the Denver Art Museum; Carolyn and Robert Barnett; Fine Arts Foundation; the donors to the Annual Fund Leadership Campaign; and the citizens who support the Scientific and Cultural Facilities District (SCFD). This exhibition is supported by an indemnity from the Federal Council on the Arts and the Humanities. Promotional support is provided by 5280 Magazine, Comcast Spotlight, CBS4 and The Denver Post.
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About Museums on Us®
Now in its 18th year, this distinctive program offers Bank of America and Merrill Lynch credit and debit card holders the opportunity to visit more than 150 of the most popular cultural institutions in the United States free of charge on the first full weekend of every month.