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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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    Upcoming events
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      The Way Back: The Paintings of George A. Weymouth
    • Tuesday, April 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.
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      Art Class Series with Karl J. Kuerner
    • Tuesday, April 24, 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.
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      ARTZ at Brandywine
    • Tuesday, April 24, 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 info@artzphilly.org or 610.721.1606. Space is limited; please register at least a week in advance.
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      Community Read Event: A Passion for Pollinators
    • Wednesday, May 2, 2018
    • Faith Kuehn and Thalia Pappas are passionate about pollinators. As scientists they have developed expertise in the relationship between pollinating insects and the plants thhttps://335.blackbaudhosting.com/335/Community-Read-Event--A-Passion-for-Pollinatorsat both feed and depend on these insects. Drs. Kuehn and Pappas will talk about their passion for pollinators and how you can create habitat for pollinators no matter how small or large your space. From their work with Delaware's Pollinator Protection Plan they have developed widespread knowledge of diverse projects designed for pollinator health. Whether you are a homeowner, farmer, or active community member, this interactive program will help you learn about specific project ideas that can get you started on planting native flowers, shrubs and trees that will beautify your property and support pollinators. This is event is in conjunction with Longwood Gardens' Community Read for 2018 celebrating the book, Lab Girl, by Hope Jahren. Register online at https://335.blackbaudhosting.com/335/Community-Read-Event--A-Passion-for-Pollinators.
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      Spring Garden Walk
    • Friday, May 4, 2018
    • As the plant world awakens from its winter slumber, the green growth and flowers of early blooming plants is an exciting time in the garden. Join us for a guided walk through our campus and experience the burst of new life in the spring. We will see spring ephemerals, perennials and trees blooming, plus learn how these native plants function in a healthy ecosystem. The walk will last approximately 45-60 minutes. Registration is required.
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      First Sundays for Families
    • Sunday, May 6, 2018
    • "Once Upon a Masterpiece." Join in the fantasy of folklore and fairytales through hands-on art activities inspired by illustrations from the Museum's collection and "Folktale Fun" with internationally acclaimed storyteller TAHIRA. TAHIRA is a storyteller, musician and vocalist whose high-energy performances delight listeners of all ages. She had the prestigious honor of representing the National Association of Black Storytellers, Inc. at the internationally acclaimed festival, PANAFEST, in Ghana, West Africa. Program: 11 a.m. and noon - TAHIRA performs "Folktale Fun." 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. - "Rapunzel" meet and greet. 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. - Art activities with teaching artists. Make your own fairy-tale finger puppets, create a friends & family coat of arms and assemble a wearable crown or hat. 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.
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      Watercolor Demonstration
    • Saturday, May 12, 2018
    • Members of the Philadelphia Water Color Society will demonstrate watercolor media and techniques. Award-winning artist Mick McAndrews is a signature member of the Philadelphia Watercolor Society (Crest Medal), the Pennsylvania Watercolor Society (Sylvan Grouse Guild), and the Baltimore Watercolor Society. He is also an Artist Member of the Mid-Atlantic Plein Air Painters Association.
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      Wild Flower, Native Plant & Seed Sale
    • Saturday, May 12, 2018
    • Shop for a wide variety of native grasses, ferns, vines, shrubs, and trees. Staff and volunteers will be on hand to answer questions and provide planting and horticultural information. Organically grown vegetable plants from Two Gander Farm will be available. Native Plants *Are highly adapted to local growing conditions *Require less water and no fertilizer *Directly benefit our local birds, bees and butterflies *Strengthen our local ecology *Help preserve the character of our regional landscape
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      Mother's Day Brunch at the Brandywine Museum
    • Sunday, May 13, 2018
    • Treat your mom to a delicious buffet brunch with a view, then enjoy the museum's outstanding collection of Wyeth and American art.* *Elegant brunch buffet *Locally sourced American cuisine *Mimosa and Bloody Mary bar** *No reservations needed *Separate admission fee **Extra charges apply for alcoholic beverages The weekend also includes the Brandywine Conservancy's popular Wildflower, Native Plant & Seed Sale and garden tours, so the two of you can spend some time enjoying all that spring has to offer.
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      Tempera Demonstration
    • Wednesday, May 16, 2018
    • Artist E. Craig Marcin will show visitors the process of mixing colors and painting with this exacting medium. With studios in Commack, Long Island and Pocono Lake, PA, Marcin paints in watercolor and tempera and has a professional background in optical design and photography. The demonstrations will be held in the Museum atrium and no reservations are required.
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      Creative Escapes: Experimenting with Tempera
    • Wednesday, May 16, 2018
    • 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 will include inspiration from the exhibition The Way Back: The Paintings of George A. Weymouth, and feature a hands-on painting activity. Participants will learn the basics of mixing and painting with egg tempera from artist E. Craig Marcin. Learn this centuries-old method of painting and take home a small work of art! The museum will open at 5:30 p.m. with the workshop beginning at 6:00 p.m. Cost includes art materials and light refreshments. BYOB. With studios in Commack, Long Island and Pocono Lake, PA, Marcin paints in watercolor and tempera and has a professional background in optical design and photography. To purchase tickets, visit https://335.blackbaudhosting.com/335/Creative-Escape-Experimenting-with-Tempera.
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      Brandywine Museum Antique Show Preview Party
    • Friday, May 25, 2018
    • Our Antiques Show weekend starts off with our Preview Party on Friday evening, May 25. This celebration allows for a first look at the extraordinary objects and furniture beautifully displayed by the dealers in the courtyard and throughout the museum. And, it's not just the antiques that are tempting! A delicious array of passed hors-d'oeuvres along with many other culinary creations will be found Fine antiques including furniture, rugs, porcelain, needlework and much more from 26 distinguished dealers from the mid-Atlantic and beyond will be on sale. Proceeds from this annual fundraising event benefit the Museum Volunteers' Purchase Fund, and Art Education and Programming. Sponsors: CRW Graphics, The Inn and Spa at Montchanin Village, The Kitchen Sink and Back Burner Restaurant and Tavern. Media Sponsors: Main Line Today, Delaware Today . Peter W. Chillingworth, Show Manager. Tickets are $125 per member and $150 per non-member and include valet parking, open bar, and abundant hors-d'oeuvres throughout the museum. Then, just when you think the party is over, desserts and coffee are served. This event is creatively organized by volunteers Valerie Bozzone and Karen Carson, with exquisite flower arrangements and live music flowing through the building. https://335.blackbaudhosting.com/335/Antiques-Show-Preview-Party-25May2018-2
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      47th Annual Antique Show
    • Saturday, May 26, 2018
    • Fine antiques including furniture, rugs, porcelain, needlework and much more from 26 distinguished dealers from the mid-Atlantic and beyond will be on sale. Proceeds from this annual fundraising event benefit the Museum Volunteers' Purchase Fund, and Art Education and Programming. Sponsors: CRW Graphics, The Inn and Spa at Montchanin Village, The Kitchen Sink and Back Burner Restaurant and Tavern. Media Sponsors: Main Line Today, Delaware Today. Peter W. Chillingworth, Show Manager. Visit the website for a detailed list of vendors. 610.388 8326 or 6103882700 for more ticket information. http://www.brandywine.org/museum/events/47th-annual-antiques-show
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      Antiques Show Breakfast & Lecture
    • Saturday, May 26, 2018
    • George A. Weymouth (1936-2016). August, 1974, Tempera on Masonite panel, 48 x 48 in. Gift of George A. Weymouth and McCoy de Pont Weymouth in honor of Mr. and Mrs. George T. Weymouth, 2017. © George A. Weymouth. Join us in the Millstone Café overlooking the scenic Brandywine River for a continental breakfast and lecture by James H. Duff, Director Emeritus of the Brandywine Conservancy & Museum of Art, on Exploring the Roots of this Treasured Event, The Antiques Show at Brandywine. Guided tours of the exhibition, The Way Back: The Paintings of George A. Weymouth will follow the lecture. Museum doors will open at 8:45 a.m. The presentation will begin at 9:30 a.m. following a continental breakfast in the Millstone Cafe at 9:00 a.m. https://335.blackbaudhosting.com/335/Antique-Show-Breakfast-and-Lecture-26May2018
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      "A Passion for Collecting" Antique Show Dealer Talks
    • Sunday, May 27, 2018
    • The Antiques Show will feature a variety of talks given by the dealers. These talks will be offered on Sunday, May 27 and Monday, May 28 from 10:30 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. These 30-minute lectures will be held in the dealer booths. The cost to attend these lectures is free with Antiques Show admission. For advanced reservations please all 610-388-8318, or meet in the first-floor lobby of the museum on May 27 or 28 to register Check the website for list of dealer talks: http://www.brandywine.org/museum/events/passion-collecting-antiques-show-dealer-talks
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