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.
"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.
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
Are you seeking a creative outlet but find that your time - and training - are limited? Come to the Brandywine River Museum of Art to unwind, mingle and make a holiday critter! Designed for adults who want to awaken their inner crafter, this workshop will guide participants through simple instructions to create a reindeer and owl using natural materials, drawing inspiration from the famous Brandywine Critters that have been made by volunteers since 1972. No experience necessary. Participants need to bring a glue gun (and are encouraged to bring clippers, scissors, and tweezers); price includes all other materials (including glue sticks) and light refreshments. BYOB. The workshop will be held in the Critter Workshop on the museum campus; greeters will direct participants in the parking lot. The workshop will open at 5:30 p.m. with the class beginning at 6:00 p.m. Register online at http://www.brandywine.org/museum/events
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 firstname.lastname@example.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.
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 email@example.com or 610-721-1606. Space is limited; please register at least a week in advance.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 610.721.1606. Space is limited; please register at least a week in advance.