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Brandywine River Museum of Art
1 Hoffman's Mill Rd. Chadds Ford, PA 19317
610-388-2700
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      Tours of the Andrew Wyeth Studio
    • Monday, October 23, 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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      Dylan Gauthier: Highwater Marks
    • Monday, October 23, 2017
    • "Dylan Gauthier: highwatermarks," the first US solo museum project by the Brooklyn-based artist Dylan Gauthier (b. 1979, Los Angeles), centers on an immersive video and audio installation that was planned, filmed, and edited during the artist's year-long residency at the Brandywine River Museum of Art which focused on key aspects of the Brandywine Conservancy's activities. With highwatermarks (2017), the artist transforms the Museum's third floor gallery into a 4-channel, 4K video installation that narrates the path of a single drop of water down the course of the Brandywine and documents the local communities through which it flows. An accompanying multi-channel original sound composition blends readings of foundational environmental texts, local legend and history, and reflections on the region by Brandywine Conservancy staff. In an adjoining room, a selection of artist-filmed 360° "moments" - short films shot with 360° video cameras that provide an immersive encounter with selected sites in the region - are presented in a series of wearable headsets. Shot on location in the Brandywine Watershed and surrounding region, the project traces the river's headwaters among the farms of the Honey Brook Township, through industrial towns like Coatesville and the rolling hills of Chadds Ford, to the public water supply to the city of Wilmington, DE. highwatermarks presents the river and its people through four seasons, blending views from the Brandywine landscape with on-water shots filmed from a small boat constructed by the artist earlier in his residency. Combining video, sculpture, performance and digital media, Gauthier examines representations of nature and the environment alongside with society's relationship to policy, literature, and care. Over the course of his year-long residency project, highwatermarks: six ways of sensing the river, the artist has engaged with the Brandywine as a public site and investigates the relationships between image and landscape, policy and ecology, and culture, community and conservation in the Brandywine River region. highwatermarks: six ways of sensing the river is a micro level investigation of environmental issues that affect rivers and streams throughout the world, while acting responsively to the river itself, and evolving in shape over the artist's year-long collaboration with the Brandywine River Museum of Art.
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      Ana Vizcarra Rankin: time/scale
    • Monday, October 23, 2017
    • In large-scale paintings and hand-crafted collages of astronomical constellations and world maps, Vizcarra Rankin investigates themes of space, time, and correlation and intertwines them with larger discussions about humanity, globalization, migration, and scientific exploration. Disorienting and startling, Ana Vizcarra Rankin's poetic compositions reorient humanity's relation to the universe, urging us to reconsider our assumptions about territorial boundaries and human impact on the planet and the cosmos. Looking up to the sky and down to the ground, Vizcarra Rankin collapses solar systems and earth into universal moments of time, space, and history. Ana Vizcarra Rankin: time/scale, elaborates on phenomenological aspects of ‘time scale'-- applying personal moments of life to measure the relative distance and duration of social and cosmic history. Vizcarra Rankin reflects on both human existence in the world and the technical geologic term of timescale, questioning our established knowledge of geography and astronomy. The exhibition is curated by Philadelphia Contemporary and presented by the Brandywine River Museum of Art. time/scale will be on-view October 7 - November 5 with an opening reception on Tuesday, October 10, from 6-8:30 PM at the Brandywine River Museum of Art. Please RSVP to the opening here: http://bit.ly/2faec7q
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      Artz Philadelphia: Meet Me at the Museum & Make Memories
    • Tuesday, October 24, 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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      ARTZ at Brandywine
    • Tuesday, October 24, 2017
    • 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 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, October 26, 2017
    • Free for members, non-members, $5 per child with one adult admitted free per child. Repeats every Thursday from Oct.5th through Nov 16th. 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 education@brandywine.org. The Read-Aloud Program has been made possible by Joseph and Diane Packer in memory of Emily Grace Koenig. Fall 2017 Read-Aloud Schedule: October 5 - Triangle by Mac Barnett; October 12 - The Crayons' Book of Colors by Drew Daywalt; October 19 - Wonderfall by Michael Hall; October 26 - Bats at the Library by Brian Lies; November 2- Art and Max by David Wiesner; November 9 - Over and Under the Pond by Kate Messner; and November 16 - Counting With the Barefoot Critters by Teagan White.
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      Dylan Gauthier: Artist Talk
    • Wednesday, November 1, 2017
    • Meet Dylan Gauthier, Brandywine River Museum of Art's current artist-in-residence, as he discusses his year-long inquiry into the Brandywine watershed and the culminating exhibition, Dylan Gauthier: highwatermarks, an immersive video and audio installation that presents a panorama on the course of Brandywine River and its surrounding communities. Gauthier will share insights about his research and documentation of the river and his work with Brandywine Conservancy staff throughout the course of his residency, and reflect on the role and power of art to shift societal perceptions of ecological issues. The museum will open at 5:30 p.m., with a reception after the lecture. Dylan Gauther: highwatermarks is on view from October 7, 2017 to January 7, 2018. ________________________________________ Dylan Gauthier is the Brandywine Conservancy and Museum of Art's inaugural artist in residence in 2016-17. Gauthier is a Brooklyn-based artist whose art addresses contemporary notions of landscape, ecology, architecture, and social change. He is a founder of the boat-building artist collective Mare Liberum and of the Sunview Luncheonette, a co-op for art, politics, and community in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. His individual projects and collaborations have been exhibited at the Centre Pompidou, Paris, the Parrish Art Museum, The Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts at Harvard University, the 2016 Biennial de Paris in Beirut Lebanon, the Center for Architecture, EFA Project Space, and the International Studio and Curatorial Program, among other venues.
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      Native Bees: Beautiful, Essential Pollinators
    • Thursday, November 2, 2017
    • Flowers, trees and crops in the region depend heavily on native bees for pollination. Bees need native blooms and appropriate habitat to thrive. Learn about the lives of these beautiful, under-appreciated insects, and how you can help protect them by planting native gardens and meadows. Presented by Don Coats, DVM (retired), local native bee advocate. Refreshments will be served at 6:30 PM and the lecture will begin at 7:00 PM in the lecture room accessible through the museum's riverside entrance.Tickets can be purchased online http://www.brandywine.org/conservancy/events
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      Ana Vizcarra Rankin: Artist in Dialogue
    • Sunday, November 5, 2017
    • Join Ana Vizcarra Rankin for a dialogue with Patricia Guardiola, Assistant Head of the historic Fisher Fine Arts Library at the University of Pennsylvania. Surrounded by her large-scale paintings and hand-crafted collages of world maps and astronomical constellations, the artist and Guardiola will discuss Vizcarra Rankin's artistic practice in the context of historic map interpretation, art history, globalization and environmentalism. The program will be held in the Museum's second floor gallery; limited seating will be available.
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      First Sundays for Families: Pirate Adventures Day
    • Sunday, November 5, 2017
    • Create pirate-themed crafts, hunt for art treasures in the museum, meet the Pirates of Fortune's Folly, and experience "Storytime Peter Pan" presented by Hedgerow Theatre. ________________________________________ Schedule for Pirates Day 11 a.m.-2 p.m.- Pirate crafts and treasure hunt; 11 a.m. & noon - "Storytime Peter Pan" presented by Hedgerow Theatre; 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. - Pirates of Fortune's Folly knot-tying demonstrations and photo ops.
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      A Brandywine Christmas
    • Friday, November 24, 2017
    • From the spectacular O-gauge model train display with trains running on nearly 2,000 feet of track to thousands of whimsical Critters (ornaments and decorations handcrafted by Brandywine volunteers from natural materials) displayed on towering trees soaring up through the museum's three-story atrium, A Brandywine Christmas promises delightful family fun.
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      Annual Holiday "Critter" Sale
    • Thursday, November 30, 2017
    • Whimsical and decorative, critters are tree ornaments and tabletop decorations made from natural materials, including dried flowers, pinecones, seeds, pods, and berries. Crafted by hand, critters are environmentally friendly, distinctive, and artistic-the ideal gift. Thursday, Nov. 30-Sun., Dec. 3, 2017. Free to attend. Come early as this is a popular sale.
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