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Wyeth Vertigo exhibit

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A new show at the Shelburne Museum features three generations of one of the most influential families in modern American Art.

The "Wyeth Vertigo" collection showcases works from three generations of Wyeths-- N.C., Andrew and Jamie.

The idea for the exhibit was sparked by a painting the museum owns called "Soaring" by Andrew Wyeth. It features an overhead view of a bird looking down. The curators realized that all three generations of Wyeths often use extreme perspectives in their work and decided to gather 36 pieces of art that show those dramatic views.

Tom Denenberg/Shelburne Museum: This whole way of looking askance, askew at the world, is something the Wyeths really gave America in the 20th century.

Reporter Kristin Carlson: It sounds like people were ahead of the art critics, because people all along thought this was interesting.

Tom Denenberg: Exactly. Popular acclaim has always been with the Wyeths and here we are at a moment where critical acclaim is being paid for them and it's pretty exciting.

Jamie Wyeth is still alive and painted a special piece for this show inspired by his dad's "Soaring " picture. Wyeth Vertigo runs through Oct. 31. Click here for more information.

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