Final Lecture in 2012 Fall Lecture Series at the Tyler Museum of Art


Dr. Henry Adams will present “The Wyeth Family through Three Generations: The Generations of Genius” on Sunday, October 28 at 2:00 p.m. at the Jean Browne Theatre.

In his lecture, Adams will provide an in-depth look into the lives and works of N.C., Andrew and Jaime Wyeth. N.C. Wyeth, patriarch of the Wyeth legacy, was a famous illustrator who illustrated Treasure Island, The Mysterious Stranger and many other books. Andrew, his son, became known as one of the most significant American realists of the 20th century. Jaime, Andrew’s son, is still increasing his body of work but is well known for portraits of John F. Kennedy, Andy Warhol, Rudolf Nureyev and many others. His scenes of Maine and Pennsylvania have also been widely received.

Adams wrote the essay and other entries for the exhibition catalog that accompanies The Wyeths Across Texas, currently on view at the Tyler Museum of Art. The Wyeths Across Texas was organized by the TMA and will be on view through December 9, 2012. It is the first major exhibition featuring the three generations of Wyeths to be presented in Texas in 25 years. This exciting exhibition additionally features works drawn only from public and private collections across Texas.

Adams is an American art historian at Case Western Reserve University. He curated the exhibition Andrew Wyeth: Master Drawings from the Artist’s Collection that was presented at the Brandywine Museum in Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania in 2006. Adams wrote the essay and entries for the accompanying catalog as well. His other books include Tom and Jack: The Intertwined Lives of Thomas Hart Benton and Jackson Pollock, Eakins Revealed and many others.

“The Wyeth Family through Three Generations: The Generations of Genius” is open to the public but seats are limited. This lecture will conclude the Tyler Museum of Art’s 2012 Fall Lecture Series. An exhibition catalog signing will follow. The Jean Browne Theatre is located on the Tyler Junior College campus adjacent to the Tyler Museum of Art. For more information and to purchase tickets, contact Visitor Services at the Museum at 903-595-1001 or visit today.

The Tyler Museum of Art exists as an educational and cultural center to enrich the lives of East Texas citizens and visitors through the collection, preservation, study, exhibition, interpretation, and celebration of the visual arts. The Museum is accredited by the American Association of Museums and is located at 1300 S. Mahon Ave., adjacent to the Tyler Junior College campus off East Fifth Street.