Farnsworth Art Museum
Photo courtesy of John Hazeltine
Paintings, Props & Costumes: Objects of Inspiration
This exhibition, which combines the paintings of Jamie Wyeth with the actual props and costumes seen in the works, will be on exhibit in the Cowan Gallery in the MBNA Wyeth Center from October 24, 1999, through the spring of 2000. Many of the objects have been used by, and passed down through the Wyeth generations, such as the War of 1812 military jacket.
The jacket was given to N. C.(Newell Convers Wyeth) by his teacher and mentor, Howard Pyle. N. C. gave it to his son, Andrew, who used it in several paintings and then passed it along to his son, Jamie. It will be seen here next to "Meteor Shower," one of Jamie's paintings in which it appears. The mysterious scarecrow's head that can be seen atop the jacket in the painting will also be on display. These are just two of the costume and prop elements that will comprise this fascinating exhibition.
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