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'American Art's Greatest Fathers & Sons, Part II: The Wyeth Family' Webinar

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Throughout American art history, there have been many examples of young artists trained and mentored by their artistic parents — but what happens when that parent is not just good, but one of the best? For the Peale and Wyeth families, a father-son(s) dynamic played out both at home and in the art itself, often in astonishing, funny, and recognizable ways. It's time to explore the works of these artist-families, which reveal the personal — and sometimes dysfunctional — relationships they shared on and off the canvas.

Join New York Adventure Club for the second of a two-part, image-rich, series where we take a close look at two prominent American artist-families — the Peales and Wyeths — and how their artwork reveals intriguing insights into their intimate family relationships. In Part II, we’ll explore the distinctive and compelling voices of the Wyeth family, from a father creating popular culture to a son toying with it.

Led by American Art Historian Rena Tobey, our artistic deep dive into the Wyeth family will include:

  • Dissecting images to understand the American historical, political, social, and cultural contexts surrounding the works by the Wyeths, as well as how family constellations get revealed
  • An understanding about how life biographies provide a way of interpreting art works
  • An introduction to N.C. Wyeth, a powerhouse force of illustration, establishing visual culture that's prevalent today
  • A close look at artworks by Andrew Wyeth that not only reveal what made his work so important, but show the relationship with his father
  • A celebration of the extraordinary production of this prolific father and son, and their effect on America’s view of itself

Afterward, we'll have a Q&A with Rena — any and all questions about these artworks are welcomed and encouraged!

Can't make it live? Don't worry, you'll have access to the full replay for one week!

See you there, virtually!

*Immediately upon registering, you will receive a separate, automated email containing the link to join this webinar

**For the best possible viewing experience, please ensure you're using the latest version of your internet browser — Google Chrome is the most compatible. Exact technical requirements and a webinar user guide will be shared in the automated confirmation email upon registration.

***A full replay of the experience will be available to all registered guests for up to a week

American Art's Greatest Fathers & Sons Webinar Series

Part I - The Peale Family

Part II - The Wyeth Family

About Rena

Rena Tobey is an American art historian whose passion centers on making art accessible, insightful, and fun. She teaches at NYU's School for Professional Studies and conducts lively, interactive tours of museum collections, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Jewish Museum, and the American Folk Art Museum. Rena’s research and writing centers on American women artists working before 1945, with particular interest in the challenges they faced in bucking societal norms.

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