Two Museums Present a Beautiful Exhibit

May 2019

Pictured is a stunning landscape by George Inness (1825-1894),  Moonrise, Alexandria Bay, 1891, Oil on canvas.  It is part of the collection titled:  AMERICAN BEAUTY: Highlights from the Richard M. Scaife Bequest The Brandywine River Museum of Art and The Westmoreland Museum of American Art came together in this exhibition to share their finest works from the Richard M. Scaife Bequest. Mr. Scaife was a long-time trustee of the Brandywine Conservancy & Museum of Art – as well as a newspaper publisher, art collector, and philanthropist who left a major part of his extensive art collection to both museums following his death in 2014.  The exhibit closes May 27th, so there are only a few weeks left to see this collection which includes 50 paintings. The pieces are not only stunning, but show the range of Mr. Scaife’s collecting tastes.  He believed “Beautiful art—paintings, music, literature, whatever—can transform our moods, lighten our hearts, make us think or change our minds, inspire us to be creative or live better lives.” Read more about this exquisite Collection.