“The Poetry of Nature: A Golden Age of American Landscape Painting” is an exhibition on view at the Brandywine River Museum of Art in Chadds Ford, PA until June 12, 2016.
Organized from the collection of the New York Historical Society, the exhibition features beautiful and often large scale works by Hudson River School painters like Thomas Cole, Asher Durand, John F. Kensett, William Trost Richards, Sanford Gifford and Thomas Hotchkiss.
As if that wasn’t enough, the museum concurrently has on display an exhibit of newly acquired landscapes: “New Terrains: American Paintings from the Richard M. Scaife Bequest“, that runs until November 6, 2016 (images above, fourth and fifth from bottom).
In addition, the museum has done a superb job of complementing both of these with a newly rotated arrangement of its permanent collection of Brandywine Valley and other American landscapes (images above, bottom three), with two new acquisitions there including a stunning work by Herman Herzog (above, bottom).
Along with the usual amazing works from the permanent collection of N.C. Wyeth illustrations and other works from the Wyeth Family, it’s a knockout time to visit this gem of a small museum.
(Images above: Albert Bierstadt, William Trost Richards, Louisa Davis Minot, John Kensett, Asher B. Durand, John William Casilear, William Merritt Chase, Albert Bierstadt, William Trost Richards, Jasper Cropsey, Herman Herzog.)