Brandywine River Museum
Chadds Ford, PA
The Brandywine River Museum collects and preserves American art with primary emphasis on the art of the Brandywine region, American illustration and still life painting.
Since 1971, when it was founded, the museum's collections have grown to more than 3,000 works of art by hundreds of artists and thousands of other objects in the N.C. Wyeth House & Studio. A general description and some highlights of the collections follow.
The Brandywine River Museum Library includes unique resources related to a variety of American art and artists.
The Library contains approximately 3,500 volumes and approximately 22,000 additional items, including portfolios and scrapbooks, films and video tapes, sound cassettes and phonograph records, historic calendars and posters, exhibition posters and brochures, photographs, ephemera such as clippings, tear sheets, book jackets, and archival materials related to various artists. It also contains the Charles Scribners' Sons' card file regarding the illustrations commissioned by the publisher over many decades.
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