Wednesday, November 12, 2014
Andrew Wyeth: Looking Out, Looking In highlights the Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania, artist’s fascination with windows—a theme he explored over several decades in more than 300 works in oil, tempera, and varied media on paper. A time-honored motif, the window has long signified the artist’s vision and serves as a metaphor for representational painting, a “window” onto the world. Strikingly realistic, Wyeth’s window images are skillfully manipulated constructions with multiple visual devices and vantage points. Tour this special exhibition of more than 50 objects at the National Gallery of Art, its only venue worldwide, from May 4 through November 30, 2014. Bring a colleague and enjoy this evening of art, food, and fun!