Ralston Crawford: A Conversation

Tuesday June 22

5:00 PM  –  6:00 PM

Discover Brandywine’s newest exhibition, Ralston Crawford: Air + Space + War, in this online program featuring Emily Schuchardt-Navratil, curator of the Vilcek Foundation, in conversation with the artist’s son, John Crawford, and moderated by Brandywine curator Amanda C. Burdan. The discussion will explore the dramatic impact of aviation on the evolution of Crawford’s art—from his personal experiences in flight to his exposure to the construction of airplanes and the destruction they wrought in the war. He served in the Weather Division of the Army Air Force, creating a new visual language in maps and charts, and continued working as an artist through the war—receiving a commission to paint the Curtiss-Wright Aircraft Plant in Buffalo, New York, and an assignment from Fortune magazine to observe and record the atomic bomb Test Able at Bikini Atoll. 

Registrants will receive a link to the the live Zoom discussion room in their confirmation email. The room will open 10 minutes prior to the start of the event.

While this program is available for free, we encourage you to consider purchasing an optional Pay What You Wish ticket to help us provide more engaging experiences like these during this time of limited on-site programming. Alternatively, if you would like to receive a formal gift acknowledgement for your donation, consider making a contribution using our donation form online. We appreciate your support!