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N. C. Wyeth: New Perspectives Exhibition
Taft Museum of Art$8.00 – $10.00
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A Legacy Re-examined, Taft Museum of Art Presents N.C. Wyeth: New Perspectives Exhibition.
New Perspectives is the first exhibition in almost 50 years to examine in-depth the entirety of N. C. Wyeth’s (1882–1945) multifaceted body of work. This landmark exhibition brings together approximately 50 of Wyeth’s adventure-packed, large-scale paintings, and private works for its final destination and only Midwest venue. N. C. Wyeth is cited as inspiring “Star Wars” creator George Lucas and “Game of Thrones” author George R. R. Martin.
Tickets for the N.C. Wyeth: New Perspective exhibition range from $8 – $10. Museum admission is always FREE on Sundays.
In addition to his fame as an illustrator, Wyeth also deserves greater appreciation for his little-known fine art paintings. This work exemplifies his artistic evolution from the American impressionist style of the 1910s to the regionalist realism of the 1930s and ’40s associated with artists such as Thomas Hart Benton and Grant Wood.
In conjunction with the exhibition, the Museum’s public programs will explore the influential American artist. A complete list of offerings and details may be found at taftmuseum.org; highlighted programs include:
WORKSHOP | Fabulous Fluid Acrylic Painting
March 14, 1–4 p.m.
All ages can learn the art of color mixing and paint pouring with artist Carolyn McGowan. Inspired by the bold colors used by Wyeth, participants will learn the process of fluid acrylic painting and take home three original works of art. $55 members, $65 non-members—includes all materials and Museum admission.
TALK | Buried Treasures: N. C. Wyeth’s Illustrations for Treasure Island
April 2, 6:30 p.m.
David M. Lubin, the Charlotte Weber Professor of Art at Wake Forest University, will unearth the hidden tensions in Wyeth’s famous illustrations for Robert Louis Stevenson’s classic adventure tale, Treasure Island. This is a free event supported by the Stanley and Frances D. Cohen Lecture Series.
ARTIST DEMONSTRATION | C. F. Payne
April 4, 11:15 a.m.
Artist-illustrator C. F. Payne will walk audiences through the steps he takes to create the illustrations that have graced the covers of Time, Readers Digest, Sports Illustrated, the New York Times Book Review, and many more. Free for members, admission pricing for non-members.