MUSEUM
Brandywine River Museum of Art
1 Hoffman's Mill Rd. Chadds Ford, PA 19317
610-388-2700
  • Calendar
    Upcoming events
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      From Homer to Hopper: Experiment & Ingenuity in American Art
    • Friday, March 24, 2017
    • This exhibition reflects the rich diversity of style and expression in American art created between 1870 and 1950. Assembled by the Phillips Collection in Washington, DC, it features fifty-four superb paintings by Stuart Davis, Arthur Dove, Thomas Eakins, Marsden Hartley, Childe Hassam, Winslow Homer, Edward Hopper, Jacob Lawrence, Georgia O'Keeffe, Horace Pippin, Maurice Prendergast, John Sloan, and many others who revolutionized picture-making in the United States. The exhibition traces the course of modern art in the works of these artists--from the bold, investigative realism of Winslow Homer and Thomas Eakins at the end of the nineteenth century, to the reductive views and psychological insights of Edward Hopper and Morris Graves at mid-twentieth century. This exhibition is made possible by William and Laura Buck. Additional support provided by FREEMAN's.
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      ARTZ: Make Memories at the Museum
    • Tuesday, March 28, 2017
    • This popular program welcomes a small group of visitors with dementia and their care partners to museums and art centers where they can 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 info@artzphilly.org or 610.721.1606. Space is limited; please register at least a week in advance.
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      Artz Philadelphia: Meet Me at the Museum & Make Memories
    • Tuesday, March 28, 2017
    • This special program, currently held at a variety of institutions in the Philadelphia region, welcomes a small group of visitors with dementia and their care partners to museums and art centers, where they can 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 organization provides these benefits through cultural and creative opportunities, in partnership with other organizations. To register, contact ARTZ Philadelphia at info@artzphilly.org or 610-721-1606. Space is limited; please register at least a week in advance.
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      Children's Read-Aloud Tours
    • Thursday, March 30, 2017
    • 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. Spring 2017 Read-Aloud Schedule: March 2 - Lines that Wiggle by Candace Whitman; March 9 - Charlotte Jane Battles Bedtime by Myra Wolfe; March 16 - The Tallest Leprechaun by Emily Grace Koenig; March 23 - Tap the Magic Tree by Christie Matheson; March 30 - Rosie Revere, Engineer by Andrea Beaty; April 6 - Ribbit! by Rodrigo Folgueira. Registration is requested by contacting the education office at 610-388-8382 or education@brandywine.org.
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      Tours of the Andrew Wyeth Studio
    • Saturday, April 1, 2017
    • Tour artist Andrew Wyeth's studio while learning about his life and working methods. His library and items such as photos, fencing gear, military miniatures, costumes and props provide insight on his interests and sources of inspiration. Tours on April 20th-21st and May 18-19th will also include a tempera painting demonstration by artist Terry Wolf of the Society of Tempera Painters.
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      PNC Arts Alive First Sundays for Families
    • Sunday, April 2, 2017
    • "Art-Cycle": Imagine creative uses for a variety of repurposed materials, from fashion accessories to three-dimensional assemblages, in this eco-friendly arts adventure. The environmental theme continues with a lively musical offering from Two of a Kind, the award-winning duo that will have everyone singing along. This event is offered in conjunction with the 2017 Longwood Community Read. PNC Arts Alive First Sundays for Families at the Museum presents free, hands-on workshops with creative art activities and performances for visitors of all ages.
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      "From Homer to Hopper: Duncan Phillips Quest for the Best in American Art" Lecture
    • Wednesday, April 5, 2017
    • Join Phillips Collection curator Susan Frank for insights into the ground-breaking artists featured in "From Homer to Hopper: Experiment and Ingenuity in American Art." The exhibition, assembled from the renowned holdings of the Phillips Collection in Washington, D.C., reflects the rich diversity of style and expression in American art created between 1870 and 1950. Established through the vision of collector Duncan Phillips, The Phillips Collection was dedicated to modernism and to America's best artists, including Stuart Davis, Arthur Dove, Thomas Eakins, Marsden Hartley, Childe Hassam, Winslow Homer, Edward Hopper, Jacob Lawrence, Georgia O'Keeffe, Horace Pippin, Maurice Prendergast, John Sloan, and many others who revolutionized picture-making in the United States.
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      Christina Baker Kline Author Talk & Book Signing
    • Tuesday, April 11, 2017
    • New York Times bestselling author Christina Baker Kline will give a short reading from her new book,"A Piece of the World", and share the true story behind the novel, which focuses on Christina Olson, the model for Andrew Wyeth's iconic painting, Christina's World. Using personal and archival photographs and images, Kline will discuss the wide-ranging cultural impact of the painting, her inspiration to write the book and the challenges she faced along the way in turning real people's lives into a fictional narrative. Copies of Kline's new book will be available in the Museum shop. The talk will be followed by a book signing and reception. Kline is the author of five novels including Orphan Train, which has spent more than two years on the New York Times bestseller list.
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      Native Plants of the Brandywine Region & Their Liasons
    • Wednesday, April 12, 2017
    • Come learn about the area's gorgeous native plants in a special lecture by Mark Gormel, horticultural coordinator. Enjoy an illustrated look at the beauty of the native plants of the Brandywine region, including an expose on the significant others in their lives. How does a New England Aster connect with a Tufted Titmouse? Why is Purple Top grass important to Red Tailed Hawks? What does a perfectly respectable Great Spangled Fritillary butterfly want with a Common Blue Violet? This in-depth look at understanding, supporting, and sustaining these plants and the relationships that go with them, all with an eye on reducing the amount of time and materials required to reap the rewards of being a good steward on your piece of this earth. This lecture is free to attend but registration is required.
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      The Way Spring Works Guided Stroll
    • Thursday, April 13, 2017
    • Meet at the Historic Chadds Ford Schoolhouse, 10 Station Way Road, Chadds Ford, PA and enjoy a leisurely stroll along the Brandywine campus trails, noting the sights, sounds, and smells of spring as it begins to unfold. You will hear about the signs in nature that indicate spring's annual return, seeing examples along the path. Afterwards, head indoors to assemble a birdhouse or bee house to take home. This event is offered in conjunction with the 2017 Longwood Community Read.
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      Spring Bird Walk
    • Wednesday, April 19, 2017
    • Enjoy a guided morning hike along the Brandywine searching for returning spring migrants. Led by Kevin Fryberger, Natural Resource Manager. Meet in the Museum parking lot.
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      Creative Escape Workshop: Felted Flowers
    • Wednesday, April 19, 2017
    • Come to the Museum to unwind, mingle, and make art! These workshops are designed for all skill levels--no experience necessary. This evening program features a hands-on needle-felting activity inspired by the colors and geometry in the exhibition, "From Homer to Hopper: Experiment and Ingenuity in American Art." Participants will follow simple instructions to create a sculptural flower to attach to a pin, magnet or barrette. Price includes art materials and light refreshments. BYOB.
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      Kuerner Farm Plein Air Days
    • Friday, April 21, 2017
    • Get all-day access to Kuerner Farm, a National Historic Landmark, where Andrew Wyeth found intriguing subjects for hundreds of tempera paintings, watercolors and drawings for more than 70 years. Artists working in all media are invited to explore the property where they can sketch, paint or photograph and may gain insight into Wyeth's creative process via an optional guided tour. Participants will meet at the Brandywine River Museum of Art parking lot at 9:15 a.m. before driving to the farm. Water and bathrooms are available at the site. Participants are responsible for providing all art materials. Rain or shine. Spaces are limited; register online or by calling 610-388-8326. For more information, contact Laura Westmoreland at (610) 388-8120 or LWestmoreland@brandywine.org.
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      24th Annual Brandywine River Cleanup
    • Saturday, April 22, 2017
    • Join the Young Friends of the Brandywine and help clean the banks of the Brandywine. To volunteer for this family-friendly event or for more information, please contact Kathy Freney Smith at 610.388.8315 or ksmith@brandywine.org.
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      ARTZ at Brandywine
    • Tuesday, April 25, 2017
    • This popular program welcomes a small group of visitors with dementia and their care partners to museums and art centers where they can 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 info@artzphilly.org or 610.721.1606. Space is limited; please register at least a week in advance.
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