The Wyeths: Three Generations

Portland Art Museum (map) Southwest
Through Jan 28, 2018

Even if you don’t know Andrew Wyeth by name, you’ve probably seen one of his most well known paintings, “Christina’s World”: In spindly, near-photorealistic strokes and a washed-out color palette, a woman is seen from behind, her dress a cottony whitish-pink, strands of her dark hair caught in the wind, one sharp elbow extending outward at a visibly uncomfortable angle. Wyeth’s world is one of magic realism; it infuses ordinary subject matter with a sense of mystery and David Lynch-esque dislocation. Wyeth came from a family of painters, and in The Wyeths: Three Generations, the Portland Art Museum will exhibit work from several of them, including Wyeth’s illustrator father, N.C. Wyeth; his painter sister, Henriette Wyeth, and Henriette’s husband, Peter Hurd; and Andrew Wyeth’s own son, Jamie, a portraitist. MEGAN BURBANK

Portland Art Museum

1219 SW Park, Portland, OR 97205
503-226-2811
Hours: Tues-Wed, Sat-Sun 10 am-5 pm, Thurs-Fri 10 am-8 pm
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Venue Hours
  • Tues-Wed, Sat-Sun 10 am-5 pm, Thurs-Fri 10 am-8 pm
Event Times
  • Through Jan 28, 2018
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