The Hyde's major 2010 summer exhibition is Andrew Wyeth: An American Legend. Scheduled to run from June 12 through September 5, 2010, the exhibition is organized by The Hyde Collection in association with the Farnsworth Art Museum and will introduce the broad span of work by this celebrated American artist.
Curated by Hyde Executive Director David F. Setford and Deputy Director and Chief Curator Erin B. Coe, the exhibition will seek to unravel the myth surrounding Wyeth and understand the man behind the paintbrush.
Works will include pencil, watercolor, dry brush and tempera works, and will feature sections devoted to early coastal watercolors and landscape paintings, as well as a look at Wyeth’s models, his interest in vernacular architecture, and his connection to both the Regionalist tradition and Magic Realism.
The core of the exhibition will comprise approximately thirty works from the Farnsworth Art Museum in Rockland, Maine, including early Maine watercolors, highly finished tempera paintings, and other major works inlcuding The Hyde’s own Wyeth watercolor – The Ledge and the Island, 1937- as well as works on loan from museums and private collections.