Wyeth turnout 2nd largest in BMA history

February 19, 1997|By Holly Selby

The Baltimore Museum of Art's exhibition "Andrew Wyeth: America's Painter" attracted 170,000 people during its 20-week run, which ended Sunday, making it the second most-popular show in the museum's 82-year-history, museum officials announced yesterday.

The record was set when "Claude Monet: Impressionist Masterpieces from the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston" drew 215,000 people during its 14-week show from October 1991 to January 1992, said Becca Seitz, director of public relations and marketing.

Third place is held by last year's "Dale Chihuly: Installations 1964-1996," featuring the artist's glass installations, which attracted 128,000 museumgoers during an 11-week run.

The Wyeth show featured 50 works by the American artist, including portraits, landscapes, still lifes, nude figure studies and interiors.

Since Sept. 25, the artworks had been on view in the Matisse Gallery of the BMA's Cone Wing while the museum's vast Cone Collection traveled to Tokyo and Osaka, Japan.

The Cone Collection, which forms the keystone of the museum's holdings, again will be on display at the BMA on March 12.

Pub Date: 2/19/97

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