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Brandywine River Museum of Art

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Discover an outstanding collection of American art, including works by N.C., Andrew and Jamie Wyeth, housed in a historic grist mill with glass-walled lobbies overlooking the scenic Brandywine. During the holiday season, experience the extensive...more
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1 Hoffman Mill Rd, Chadds Ford, PA 19317-9773
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I "happened" upon this and couldn't be "happier." A warm greeting at the reception desk; coat check area; delightful cafe with stunning floor-to-ceiling windows looking out on the river. And the artwork! The Wyeth Family! This is gorgeous!

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank suitcasehandy
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The museum, itself, is striking. A circular design with large windows overlooking the Chester County countryside, it brings in the views that inspire so much of the Wyeth (especially Andrew) works on display. There are always other artists' works to view, and the museum is...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank fussytravelers2016
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We recently went here to enjoy the traveling exhibition on Winslow Homer, but I had been to the museum before for the Wyeth works. The exhibitions are thoughtfully designed and the building is a lovely blend of historic and modern architecture. The large windows are...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Jenny_in_Palo_Alto
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The River Art Museum is a great place to spend a rainy or any afternoon. It has a great Wyeth collection but that is only part of it. Have been there several times, it's a relaxing place to go.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank John379
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We have been meaning to get to this museum for years- glad we made the trip! We went on the docent led tour ( Thanks Mary!) which was an excellent way to put the art into perspective and see the highlights of the museum in...More

Date of experience: February 2019
3  Thank Eileen D
Reviewed 12 February 2019 via mobile

Housed in a barn-like structure, you will find a rotating gallery of three generations of Wyeth. The focus is on Andrew, the master, though you will see pieces by his father NC and don Jamie (notes in his own right). A bonus is the ability...More

Date of experience: November 2018
2  Thank Peter S
Reviewed 3 February 2019

Some truly great art hung in a unique building. Ask about it's history. The train layout at Christmas time was our of this world. Not sure how long they keep it up. They give you a list of things to search out and we found...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Joe R
Reviewed 3 February 2019

The stunning & quintessentially American art of three generations of the gifted Wyeth family are bountifully yet engagingly displayed in a striking setting within a historic grist mill, augmented by a tasteful modern wing, in rural PA, where the gifted clan has resided for a...More

Date of experience: February 2019
4  Thank Herstory_62
Reviewed 29 January 2019

There is plenty of parking at the Brandywine River Museum, which distinguishes it from many of the bigger-city musuems. We went on a Saturday morning, and this museum was the top cultural highlight of a three-week American tour. We were told the tickets would be...More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank Thomsonville1
Reviewed 27 January 2019

A visit to The Brandywine River Museum is a must for the lover of all things Chester County! Set in a converted mill on the bank of a bend in the Brandywine River in picturesque Chadds Ford, Chester County, Pennsylvania, the museum houses collected works...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Miraleh21
25 August 2016|
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Response from theronben | Reviewed this property |
Have not been to Barnes museum in Philadelphia, but Wyeth works are likely different except maybe when Brandywine museum loans out works from its permanent collection.
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Christinawolfe
6 February 2016|
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Response from 306neilg | Reviewed this property |
If you call on a weekday someone may be able to help you
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