Behind the Scenes of Hopper and Wyeth

Wednesday June 28

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7:00 PM  –  8:00 PM


Behind the Scenes of Edward Hopper and Andrew Wyeth: Rockland Maine 

Wednesday, June 28th at 7 p.m. (EDT) on Zoom 

Did you know that the Wyeth Study Center, managed by the Brandywine Museum of Art, has two locations: at the Brandywine’s Chadds Ford campus and at Maine’s Farnsworth Art Museum? Leith MacDonald, one of the Brandywine staff based at the Farnsworth, is the curator of an exciting new exhibition there that is the focus of this lively, illustrated virtual conversation. Edward Hopper and Andrew Wyeth: Rockland, Maine brings together a rarely seen group of watercolors by two iconic American artists in response to a place that inspired both of them with its buildings, landscapes, and historic industries. The show is accompanied by a fully illustrated 80-page catalogue, available now in both museums’ stores. In conversation with Dr. William L. Coleman, the Brandywine’s Wyeth Foundation Curator and Director of the Andrew & Betsy Wyeth Study Center, Leith will share an inside perspective on the exhibition development process and discoveries he made about the linked practice of Hopper and Wyeth along the way. 

Leith MacDonald is Assistant Collection Manager in the Andrew & Betsy Wyeth Study Center of the Brandywine Museum of Art. He has curated numerous exhibitions, is President of the board of the Monhegan Artist’s Residency, and is an artist trained as a woodblock printmaker. 

Registration is pay what you wish. The event will be recorded and made available to registered attendees and the general public after the event has concluded. The Zoom link to access the live program and the link for the recording will be sent to the email address used for registration. Please double-check your spam/junk folder if you do not receive the confirmation email. You may also receive an email with tickets for this event; these are not needed. If you encounter any difficulties in registering or accessing the Zoom link after registering, please email Karen Baumgartner at