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Magical & Real: Henriette Wyeth and Peter Hurd, A Retrospective

  • Sponsor: James A. Michener Art Museum
  • Location: James A. Michener Art Museum
  • Dates: Jan 21, May 6 2018
  • Address: 138 S Pine St, Doylestown, PA 18901
  • Phone: (215) 340-9800
  • Time: 10:00 AM to 4:30 PM
  • Price: Members free, Non-Members: Adult $18, Senior $17, College Student with Valid ID $16, Youth age 6-18 $8 & Children under 6 Free

Peter Hurd (1904-1984) and Henriette Wyeth (1907-1997) were important contributors to the arts of both the Philadelphia region and the Southwest. Peter Hurd, a native of Roswell, attended Haverford College, near Philadelphia and later studied with N.C. Wyeth in Chadds Ford. While there, he met Wyeth’s eldest daughter, Henriette, a talented painter whose lyrical large scale canvases had quickly earned her critical recognition following her graduation from the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts. The two were married in 1929, and—torn by ties to both the east coast and the southwest—relocated permanently to New Mexico in 1937. There, both artists were rebranded as Regionalists, a characterization that marginalized their respective contributions to American art.

Magical & Real: Henriette Wyeth and Peter Hurd, A Retrospective