DuPont recently announced it will make a donation of works of art from the DuPont collection and the Hotel du Pont to the Delaware Art Museum, Brandywine River Museum of Art and Hagley Museum and Library.
The donated artwork includes important pieces by three generations of the Wyeth family, Frank Schoonover and Edward Loper, among other artists. Additional artwork will be donated for sale to the public to benefit United Way of Delaware. Terms of the donations will not be disclosed.
The gift to the Delaware Art Museum includes the illustration “Nan of Music Mountain” by N. C. Wyeth and watercolors by Andrew Wyeth. Some pieces will be part of the permanent collection galleries, while others will play a role in upcoming exhibitions, such as the spring 2018 exhibition of nature studies by Andrew Wyeth and John Ruskin.
DuPont also will donate nearly 400 pieces of art to United Way of Delaware for a sale to benefit their work in the state. The artwork includes oil paintings, watercolors and prints that were previously displayed at various DuPont sites.