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Brandywine River Museum of Art
1 Hoffman's Mill Rd. Chadds Ford, PA 19317
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    Upcoming events
      The Way Back: The Paintings of George A. Weymouth
    • Saturday, February 24, 2018
    • On view through June 3, 2018, The Way Back: The Paintings of George A. Weymouth will feature sixty-five of Weymouth's best works chosen by guest curator Joseph J. Rishel. The selection will demonstrate the breadth of the artist's visual investigations across many mediums--from the loose energetic style and monochromatic palette of his early oils made in the 1950s to the luminous, highly detailed temperas of his later career.
      Spring Forward Teacher Workshop
    • Tuesday, February 27, 2018
    • Look ahead to Spring with gallery sketching activities and a discussion focused on the Museum's collection of landscapes and the special exhibition, The Way Back: The Paintings of George A. Weymouth. Discover how a visit to the Museum (and its surrounding campus and trails) connects to classroom lessons on nature and the environment. Letters for teachers to submit for Act 48 credit will be provided. Register online or by calling 610.388.8382.
      Creative Escapes: Nature Journaling in Winter
    • Wednesday, February 28, 2018
    • Are you seeking a creative outlet but find that your time--and training--is limited? Come to Brandywine to unwind, mingle, and make art, while enjoying nature. Designed for adults who want to awaken their inner artists, this program features seasonal materials gathered from Brandywine's beautiful campus to inspire nature journaling and sketching under the direction of Master Naturalist Carol Welsh. No experience necessary; fee includes art materials and light refreshments. BYOB! The Museum will open at 5:30 p.m. with the workshop beginning at 6:00 p.m.
      Children's Read-Aloud Tours
    • Thursday, March 1, 2018
    • Young children and their grown-ups hear a story, interact with art in the Museum and make their own creative works in this popular program. Registration is requested by contacting the education office at 610-388-8382 or The Read-Aloud Program has been made possible by Joseph and Diane Packer in memory of Emily Grace Koenig. Schedule: February 1: The Museum by Susan Verde; February 8: Extra Yarn by Mac Barnett; February 15: A River by Marc Martin; February 22: A Splash of Red by Jen Bryant; March 1: Olivia by Ian Falconer; March 8: Longwood Gardens Community Read selection; March 15: The Tallest Leprechaun by Emily Grace Koenig.
      Plein Air Inside & Out
    • Friday, March 2, 2018
    • Enjoy the wintry beauty of the Brandywine Creek from the Museum's expansive atrium windows. Artists working in all media are invited to explore the vista from inside the Museum where they can sketch, paint, or photograph while staying warm. Participants may also enjoy sketching (with pencil) in the Museum's galleries. Participants are responsible for providing all art materials (including drop cloths). Tickets may be purchased online at Spaces are limited. For questions, contact Laura Westmoreland at 610-388-8120 or
      First Sundays for Families
    • Sunday, March 4, 2018
    • Make Your Own Museum. In honor of George A. "Frolic" Weymouth, one of the founders of the Brandywine River Museum of Art, design a take-home museum to fill with personal treasures and take a family-friendly tour of the exhibition, The Way Back: The Paintings of George A. Weymouth. First Sundays for Families at the Museum presents free, hands-on workshops designed to engage visitors of all ages in creative art activities and performances. No registration necessary.
      "Magical & Real: the Life's Work of Henriette Wyeth" Lecture
    • Wednesday, March 7, 2018
    • Explore the luminous art of Henriette Wyeth with Kirsten M. Jensen, Ph.D., Gerry and Marguerite Lenfest Chief Curator at the Michener Art Museum. Dr. Jensen will provide an overview of Wyeth's early training and her nearly eight-decade career, sharing new research and paintings rediscovered in the course of preparing for the exhibition, Magical & Real: Henriette Wyeth and Peter Hurd, on view at the Michener Art Museum in Doylestown, January 21 through May 6, 2018.
      Art Class Series with Karl J. Kuerner
    • Tuesday, March 13, 2018
    • Art Classes with Karl J. Kuerner, March 13 through Tues May 1, 2018 (8 classes. Also offered Thursdays, 3/15-5/3). Immerse yourself in Kuerner Farm, a source of inspiration for Andrew Wyeth for over 70 years, and a featured property on the National Register of Historic Places, with an art class led by Karl J. Kuerner. As the grandson of two of Andrew Wyeth's best-known subjects and a student of Carolyn Wyeth, Karl's personal experiences with the farm provide special insight into the property and its rich history. Participants will provide art materials of their own choosing, and should dress appropriately for working outdoors. Class size is limited to allow for individual instruction.
      Creative Escapes: Print Making Basics
    • Wednesday, March 14, 2018
    • Are you seeking a creative outlet but find that your time--and training--is limited? Come to the Brandywine River Museum of Art to unwind, mingle and make art! Designed for adults who want to awaken their inner artists, this program features a hands-on printmaking activity inspired by still-life paintings from Brandywine's collection. Participants will follow an instructor's lead to carve simple designs into a printing block, which they will use create a beautiful image on a set of notecards. No experience necessary. Price includes art materials and light refreshments. BYOB! The Museum will open at 5:30 p.m. with the workshop beginning at 6:00 p.m.
      "George A. 'Frolic" Weymouth: Artist and Visionary" Lecture
    • Thursday, March 15, 2018
    • Join renowned scholar Annette Blaugrund, former director of the National Academy of Design Museum, for a fascinating presentation on George Weymouth's creative process and career as an artist, including his early training and development as a realist, the influence of the Brandywine tradition, his long friendship with Andrew Wyeth, and Weymouth's masterful use of media such as egg tempera and watercolor. Weymouth's art demonstrates his personal connection to the land and people of the Brandywine Valley and complements his important work as a conservationist and philanthropist.
      ARTZ on the Brandywine
    • Tuesday, March 20, 2018
    • This popular program welcomes a small group of visitors with dementia and their care partners to the museum to view and discuss art in a supportive setting. ARTZ Philadelphia was founded on the belief that people living with dementia should be accorded the benefits of well-being and quality of life that others enjoy. The Museum is pleased to partner with ARTZ to provide these cultural and creative opportunities. To register, contact ARTZ Philadelphia at or 610.721.1606. Space is limited; please register at least a week in advance.
      "Southwestern Son: the Lithographs of Peter Hurd" Lecture
    • Wednesday, March 21, 2018
    • Gain insight as associate curator Amanda C. Burdan discusses artist Peter Hurd's explorations in the late eighteenth-century printmaking technique of lithography. Much less well known than his paintings, Hurd's prints reflect a brief period of his life's work in the 1930s, when he turned to lithography to support his young family during the Depression. An exhibition of twenty-four of Hurd's rarely seen Southwestern lithographs, as well as a selection of his drawings and temperas of similar subjects from the same period which provide unique insight into his artistic process, will be on view from February 24 to May 20, 2018.
      Music on the Brandywine
    • Thursday, March 22, 2018
    • Enjoy an evening of music by a duo of Astral performers featuring Brittany Lasch, trombone, and Natalia Kazaryan, piano. Museum opens at 6 p.m. Performance begins at 7 p.m Check on line for pricing details. Prices increase day of performance.