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Brandywine River Museum of Art receives NEA grant for James Welling exhibition

The Brandywine River Museum of Art has received a $20,000 grant from that National Endowment for the Arts.

The award will go to support the exhibition “Things Beyond Resemblance: James Welling Photographs.”


The series of color photographs by Los Angeles-based artist James Welling was inspired by painter Andrew Wyeth.  Wyeth has influenced Welling’s work since his early years in watercolor to his present work in photography.

The museum has also commissioned Welling to create a site-specific installation called Gradients. The installations will take place at the  museum, the Andrew Wyeth Studio, N.C. Wyeth House and Studio and the Kuerner Farm.  They will explore the intersection of photography and sculpture and run concurrently with the “Things Beyond Resemblance” exhibit

The exhibit will run from August 8th to November 15th. The grant from the NEA is one of 1,023 awards that were given nationwide.

The James Welling exhibit is also supported by the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts and the Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation.

This piece is made possible, in part, by a grant from the Delaware Division of the Arts, a state agency dedicated to nurturing and supporting the arts in Delaware, in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts.


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