Jamie Wyeth The Screening Room at 1313

Jamie Wyeth is having (another) moment in spotlight

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Jamie WyethThe Screening Room at 1313

A documentary about the life of artist Jamie Wyeth will show at the Screening Room at 1313 for three weekends. Photo by Ed Cunicelli.

Jamie Wyeth and his art seems to be everywhere at the moment.

He’s the focus of a film that will be shown at the Screening Room at 1313 in downtown Wilmington and exhibits of  his work are on display at both the Brandywine Museum of Art in Chadds Ford and at the Somerville Manning Gallery in Greenville.

The scion of the famous painting family including his grandfather, N.C., and his father, Andrew, is considered a Delaware native and there’s lots of interest in his, and his family’s, work.

Jamie Wyeth was born in Delaware and his farm straddles the Delaware-Pennsylvania line, although Chadds Ford is the family seat.

An artist with a bold, modern and varied approach to his work, Jamie is often recognized for his canvases including animals, including pigs, dogs, gulls and famous faces.

Beverly Zimmermann, co-owner of the Screening Room, which is located in the old Hercules Plaza under the Chancery Market Food Hall & Bar, says it was a no-brainer to say yes when she was offered the chance to show “Jamie Wyeth and the Unflinching Eye” over the next two weekends.

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The Jamie Wyeth documentary debuted in New York City last month.

The film debuted in New York City last month, and also was shown at the Brandywine Museum. It follows Jamie’s life and the evolution of his work, which has included portraits of John F. Kennedy, Andy Warhol, Arnold Schwarzenegger and Rudolf Nureyev.

Zimmerman is pairing the Jamie Wyeth film with one about his father, “The Life of Andrew Wyeth in Bold Strokes.” The 2018 documentary has been shown on PBS stations and elsewhere.

Jamie, Andrew Wyeth at Screening Room

Times for Jamie Wyeth film, which starts Friday, include: Tuesday, May 21 at 7 p.m.; Saturday, May 25 at 1 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.; Sunday, May 26 at 12:30 p.m. and 5:45 p.m.; Tuesday, May 28 at 7 p.m. Showtimes for the weekend of May 31st have not been scheduled yet.

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A documentary about the life of Andrew Wyeth, father of Jamie Wyeth, will also run at the Screening Room.

Times for the Andrew Wyeth film are Friday, May 24 at 5:10 p.m.; Saturday, May 25 at 4 p.m.; and Sunday, May 26 at 3:30 p.m.

Ticket prices are $12.50 general admission, $9.50 senior/student and $8.50 matinee. Concessions include beer, wine & mixed drinks, and patrons may bring food from the Chancery Market to eat during the movies. Parking is complimentary for three hours in the Hercules Building garage.

The theater is at 1313 N. Market Street, and the entrance to the parking garage is on Market Street between 13th & 14th streets.

For more information or to order tickets in advance, go to www.TheScreeningRoom.org

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Somerville Manning exhibit

“Jamie Wyeth: Mysterious Familiar” is in the last weeks of its run at the Somerville Manning Gallery. It ends June 1.

The exhibit offers a variety of subject matter, including a portrait of Andy Warhol and various animals, landscapes, and more.

The gallery is located in located at 101 Stone Block Row on the second floor of the historic Breck’s Mill, along the Brandywine River near Hagley Museum.

It’s open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. For more information, go to SomervilleManning.com.

Brandywine Art Museum exhibit

“Jamie Wyeth: Unsettled” also is in its final weeks at the Brandywine Art Museum in Chadds Ford. It closes June 9.

The exhibit, which was being planned before the pandemic hit in 2020, takes a look at the eerie or odd tone or subjects in some of Jamie Wyeth’s work and asks the viewer to reconsider what he or she thinks they are seeing.

When it closes, it will move to four other museums.

The museum is open from 9:30 am. to 4:30 p.m. Wednesday through Monday.

Admission is $20 adults; $18 seniors (65+); $8 children ages 6-18 and students with ID.



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