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MARCH 2015

N.C. Wyeth Studio ©Carlos Alejandro
Andrew Wyeth studio ©Carlos Alejandro
The Art of Jamie Wyeth Tour

Fridays and Saturdays through March 28,

at 10 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m., and 3 p.m. (weather permitting)
In conjunction with Jamie Wyeth's major retrospective, visit two of the Museum's National Historic Landmark sites that have particular significance to his development as an artist.

The N.C. Wyeth Studio, built by Jamie Wyeth's grandfather, is the place where the young artist studied painting with his aunt, Carolyn Wyeth. The Andrew Wyeth Studio is a restored schoolhouse that was the home of Andrew and Betsy Wyeth and their two sons, Nicholas and Jamie. Later, when the entire structure became Andrew Wyeth's studio, the building was the location of Jamie Wyeth's first studio. It is here that the artist painted important works including Draft Age and Portrait of John F. Kennedy.

Guided tours leave from the Museum. Limited tickets for this special experience are available at the Museum on the day of the tour and cost $10 in addition to Museum admission ($5 for members).


Children's Read-Aloud Tours family program

Thursday, March 26, at 10:30 a.m.

Young children and their grown-ups hear a story, interact with art in the Museum and make their own creative works to take home. As part of the Longwood Gardens Community Read project, the selection for March 26 will beThe Great Kopek Tree: A Tale of the Amazon Rain Forest by Lynne Cherry.

Registration is requested by contacting the education office at 610.388.8382 or education@brandywine.org. Free for members and included with Museum admission. The Read-Aloud Program has been made possible by Joseph and Diane Packer in memory of Emily Grace Koenig.


Woodcock Walk
Friday, March 27, 6:45 p.m. at the Laurels Preserve
Join Conservancy staff on an evening walk to witness one of the most remarkable signs of spring, the display of the American Woodcock. The walk will end by (hopefully!) watching the remarkable courtship dance and song of this secretive bird. Please bring binoculars and boots for walking on wet trails. Please register by contacting Laura Olds-Schmidt at 610.388.8386. This walk is exclusively for members. Not a member? Join now!


Jamie Wyeth Catalogue Signing
Saturday, March 28 
2 to 3 p.m. for members. 3 to 4 p.m. open to all.
Renowned artist Jamie Wyeth will sign copies of the catalogue for his current retrospective exhibition. This event is free for members and included in Museum admission. Limit of two catalogues per person.

Only Jamie Wyeth retrospective catalogues purchased from the Brandywine River Museum of Art shop will be signed (receipt must accompany previously purchased catalogues). No other items will be signed at this event. Limited quantities of the catalogue are available-order now to reserve your copy.


APRIL 2015

credit Carlos Alejandro

Historic Property Tours

Daily, April 1 through November 22

Learn more about the artists on tours of the Andrew Wyeth Studio, N.C. Wyeth House and Studio, both National Historic Landmarks sites, and the Kuerner Farm.


Slow Art Day

Saturday, April 11, discussion at 1 p.m.

Slow Art Day is a global event with a simple mission: help more people discover for themselves the joy of looking at and loving art. One day each year people all over the world visit local museums to look at art slowly. Participants look at five works of art for 10 minutes each and then meet together over lunch to talk about their experience.

To participate at the Museum, call 610.388.8382 or send an e-mail to education@brandywine.org. On April 11, visit the museum between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. to view the selected works and join the Slow Art discussion group in the Museum cafe at 1 p.m. Free for members and included in Museum admission; lunch is available for purchase.


PNC Arts Alive Family Programs
"Spring into Action"
Sunday, April 12, 10 a.m. to noon.  Free admission until noon. Find action and adventure in illustrations for classic tales as seen in the museum, and add dynamic characters and movement to your own painted creations.

PNC Arts Alive is a multi-year, multi-million dollar initiative of the PNC Foundation, which receives its principal funding from The PNC Financial Services Group, Inc. The goal of PNC Arts Alive is to help area residents gain access to the arts and to help arts organizations expand and engage audiences. For more information, visit www.pncartsalive.com.


Birding the Brandywine

Wednesday, April 15, 9 a.m., at the Brandywine River Museum of Art

Join Conservancy staff on a birding walk along the Conservancy's river trail in Chadds Ford. One of our most popular spring walks with lots of opportunity for exciting spring migrants. Bring your binoculars! Please register by contacting Laura Olds-Schmidt at 610.388.8386.


Go With the Flow:

Caring for your Stream lecture

Thursday, April 16, 7:00 pm, Wine and Cheese, 6:00 pm

Learn about easy and practical methods to reduce erosion and improve the health and ecological functioning of the stream on your property. Join us as Dr. Melinda Daniels, Associate Scientist at Stroud Water Research Center, speaks about stream restoration. Dr. Daniels' expertise includes river restoration, watershed management and stream ecosystem science. Her research topics include our impact on rivers, improving management and restoration of rivers, how people perceive river environments, and the process of communicating science to river managers and stakeholders. Free. Advanced registration required. Please call 610.388.8386 or send an email to loldsschmidt@brandywine.org.


Tree Planting at Wyebrook Farm

Saturday, April 18, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., at Wyebrook Farm

Help us to plant 2,000 trees for the Conservancy's Reforestation Campaign. No experience is necessary. Volunteers are asked to bring a shovel, mallet and gloves if possible, dress in layers and wear sturdy shoes. The Brandywine/Christina Basin provides 100 million gallons per day of drinking water to over 500,000 people in three states. Reforesting the watershed ensures and improves water quality. The Conservancy is midway through its "50 by 50" campaign to plant 50,000 trees by its 50th anniversary in 2017.

To sign up, please click here. Please contact Meredith Mayer at 610.388.8351 for further information.


"Spring Mix" - Musical Performance by students from The Tatnall School
Sunday, April 19, at 3 p.m., included with museum admission.

Celebrating Native Plants garden tour

Wednesday, April 22, at 10 a.m.

Celebrate our beautiful native plants and learn how to cultivate their beauty in your own landscape. Our garden staff and volunteers will lead you through our extensive native plant gardens at the Brandywine River Museum of Art and offer native gardening advice. This event is free and open to the public. Meet in the Museum parking lot. Please contact Laura Olds Schmidt at 610.388.8386 for further information.


Tree Planting at West Chester University

Friday, April 24, 2 to 5 p.m., South Campus

Help us to plant 300 trees for the Conservancy's Reforestation Campaign. No experience is necessary. Volunteers are asked to bring a shovel, mallet and gloves if possible, dress in layers and wear sturdy shoes. The Brandywine/Christina Basin provides 100 million gallons per day of drinking water to over 500,000 people in three states. Reforesting the watershed ensures and improves water quality. The Conservancy is midway through its "50 by 50" campaign to plant 50,000 trees by its 50th anniversary in 2017.

To sign up, please click here. Please contact Meredith Mayer at 610.388.8351 for further information.


Spring Back to Life

Saturday, April 25, 8 a.m., at the Laurels Preserve

Come witness the sights and sounds of spring in the Laurels. This walk will focus on the changing weather and how it impacts the lives of plants and animals. We'll investigate a variety of changes, both big and small throughout the preserve. Please bring binoculars and boots for walking on wet trails. Please register by contacting Laura Olds-Schmidt at 610.388.8386. This walk is exclusively for members. Not a member? Join now!


Horace Pippin (1888-1946), The End of the War: Starting Home, 1930–33, oil on fabric, 25 x 32 inches. Philadelphia Museum of Art. Given by Robert Carlen, 1941

Horace Pippin: Visions of War

Sunday, April 26, 1 p.m.

Horace Pippin is the only known World War I African American soldier to have created both a visual-consisting of sketches and oil paintings-and textual archive of his war experiences. Celeste-Marie Bernier, Professor of African American Studies at the University of Nottingham and author of Suffering and Sunset: World War I in the Art and Life of Horace Pippin (October 2015) will discuss Pippin's art and autobiographical writings and how they restore the lost history of black military experiences and lay bare his conviction, "I cannot forget suffering, and I will never forget sunset." Free for members and included in Museum admission.


Courtesy Winterthur Museum, credit Gavin Ashworth

"Taking Tea: The Tea Table
in 18th Century Britain and America" lecture

Wednesday, April 29, 7 p.m. Galleries open at 6 p.m.

Tea-drinking was a social ritual in 18th century Britain and its American colonies.  The ceremony offered the opportunity for good gossipy conversation while enjoying a tasty beverage poured from a ceramic or silver pot into cups, all laid out on a handsome tea table. Join Brock Jobe for a fascinating look at the popularity of tea-drinking and the development of the tea table in the 18th century. Jobe teaches graduate courses in historic interiors, decorative arts, and 20th-century design in the Winterthur Program in American Material Culture. He assumed the position of professor of American decorative arts in 2000 after a 28-year career as a museum curator and administrator.  

Light refreshments will be provided with a complimentary glass of wine. Coffee and dessert will be provided after the lecture. The cost is $30; members, $25. Tickets are available online or by calling 610.388.8318.   



credit Vanessa Briceño
Music on the Brandywine

Thursday, April 30, Performance at 7:30 p.m.

Galleries open at 6 p.m.
In cooperation with Astral Artists enjoy a performance by mezzo-soprano Chrystal E. Williams, who has won numerous prestigious international awards. She holds a Master's degree from the Yale School of Music and a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Carnegie Mellon University. Ms. Williams will be accompanied by pianist Sejoon Park.

Arrive early to tour the museum and enjoy small plates and full bar (available for purchase). Tickets cost $12, members; $15, non-members and $8, students, through April 27. Prices increase to $20, members; $25, non-members, and $10, students after April 27.

Tickets are available online, by phone at 610.388.8326, or at the Museum. Please click here for the program.


MAY 2015

credit Carlos Alejandro

Historic Property Tours

Daily through November 22

Learn more about the artists on tours of the Andrew Wyeth Studio, N.C. Wyeth House and Studio, both National Historic Landmarks sites, and the Kuerner Farm.


Tree Planting

Saturday, May 2, 9 a.m.

Help us to plant 900 trees in Londonderry Township for the Conservancy's Reforestation Campaign. No experience is necessary. Volunteers should dress in layers and wear sturdy shoes, and bring gloves and a shovel if possible. The Brandywine/Christina Basin provides 100 million gallons per day of drinking water to over 500,000 people in three states. Reforesting the watershed ensures and improves water quality. The Conservancy is nearly 70% through its "50 by 50" campaign to plant 50,000 trees by its 50th anniversary in 2017. To sign up, please click here. Please contact Meredith Mayer at 610.388.8351 for further information.


A Splash of Red - First Sundays for Families

Sunday, May 3, 10 a.m. to noon. Free admission until noon.
Experience Horace Pippin's bold use of color and experiment with vibrant hues while learning more about this renowned artist, the subject of the Brandywine's latest exhibition. Author Jen Bryant will read and sign copies of her children's book, A Splash of Red: The Life and Art of Horace Pippin.

PNC Arts Alive is a multi-year, multi-million dollar initiative of the PNC Foundation, which receives its principal funding from The PNC Financial Services Group, Inc. The goal of PNC Arts Alive is to help area residents gain access to the arts and to help arts organizations expand and engage audiences. For more information, visit www.pncartsalive.com.



Horace Pippin (1888-1946) Self-Portrait (II), 1944
Oil on canvas board, adhered to cardboard, 8 x 6½ in.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
Bequest of Jane Kendall Gingrich, 1982
True to Himself: The Art and
Life of Horace Pippin
Wednesday, May 6, 6 p.m.
This discussion will trace Pippin's development as a self-taught artist and his place in American art history. Audrey Lewis, associate curator and curator of the exhibition, will lead the discussion, joined by noted scholars Jacqueline Francis and Anne Monahan. The Museum will open at 5:30 p.m. with the presentation at 6 p.m. and a reception to follow. Members, $15; non-members, $20. Tickets available in April online or by calling 610.388.8326.

Woodland Wildflowers walk
Wednesday, May 6, 9 a.m., at the Laurels Preserve
Join local botanist Janet Ebert on a walk through the Laurels in celebration of native woodland wildflowers. Please register by contacting Laura Olds-Schmidt at 610.388.8386. This walk is exclusively for members. Not a member? Join now!


Photo by Mark Gormel
Wildflower, Native Plant & Seed Sale
Saturday, May 9 and Sunday, May 10, 9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Celebrate spring and help sustain the nature around you with wildflowers, native plants and seeds. Choose from a wide variety of regional plants and seeds suitable for full sun or deep shade, and for wet or dry soil. Many are less attractive to deer. Conservancy staff and volunteers will be available to answer questions and provide planting and horticultural information. All proceeds from the sale benefit the Conservancy's diverse and beautiful gardens. Free admission.
 

Horace Pippin (1888-1946) Amish Letter Writer, 1940, oil on fabric, 12 x 20 in.

The Davidsons, Los Angeles

Horace Pippin: The Way I See It

curator's tour

Wednesday, May 13, 2 p.m.
Led by associate curator Audrey Lewis. Free for members and included in Museum admission.

Birding the Brandywine

Friday, May 15, 9 a.m., at the Brandywine River Museum of Art

Join Conservancy staff on a birding walk along the Conservancy's river trail in Chadds Ford. One of our most popular spring walks with lots of opportunity for exciting spring migrants. Bring your binoculars! Please register by contacting Laura Olds-Schmidt at 610.388.8386.


Radnor Hunt Races
Saturday, May 16
We're celebrating 85 years of horseracing in the open countryside. Join us to enjoy the six thrilling steeplechase races featuring the finest horses and riders competing for $180,000 in total purses. Invite some friends and tailgate on the rail or enjoy the view from your box seat. Don't miss the action or the fun at the Radnor Hunt in Malvern, PA. All proceeds benefit the open space and clean water programs of the Brandywine Conservancy. Advance sales only. For more information or to reserve your spot, visit www.radnorhuntraces.org.

Tree Planting at East Fallowfield Park

Saturday, May 16th

Help us to plant 300 trees and shrubs for the Conservancy's Reforestation Campaign. The planting will take place at 930 Buck Run Road, Coatesville, PA 19320. No experience is necessary. Volunteers should dress in layers and wear sturdy shoes, and bring gloves and a shovel if possible. The Brandywine/Christina Basin provides 100 million gallons per day of drinking water to over 500,000 people in three states. Reforesting the watershed ensures and improves water quality. The Conservancy is nearly 70% through its "50 by 50" campaign to plant 50,000 trees by its 50th anniversary in 2017. To sign up, please click here. Please contact Meredith Mayer at 610.388.8351 for further information.


Art Class with Karl J. Kuerner

Tuesdays, May 19 to July 7, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Thursdays, May 21 to July 9, 6 to 8 p.m.

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. The first class will begin at the Museum. $250; $250, non-members. Class size is limited to allow for individual instruction; register online or by calling 610.388.8326.


Antiques Show Preview Party
Friday, May 22, 6-9 p.m.
Preview the antiques show and enjoy delicious food in a beautiful setting. $125 per person.


Photo by Ben Fournier
44th Annual Antiques Show
May 23-25
Come and experience the new look of the Antiques Show this Memorial Day Weekend. For the first time, all six galleries will be open during the Antiques Show. The 30 dealers will be located in the first, second and third floor lobbies as well as in the lecture room and courtyard. The Antiques Show is a fundraiser for the Museum Volunteers' Art Purchase Fund, and Art and Education Programming. $18; three day pass, $45.


Plus Ultra, 1911, 13 1/2 x 10 inches
Breakfast and Tour of Plus Ultra exhibition
Saturday, May 23, 9:30 a.m.
Amanda C. Burdan, associate curator and curator of the Plus Ultra: Moravian Tiles of the New World exhibition will lead a tour of the exhibition. Her tour will begin at 9:30 a.m., following a continental breakfast in the Museum cafe at 9 a.m. Breakfast, tour and Antiques Show admission is $30 per person.

credit: Mark Gormel

The Intertwined Lives of Man and Trees walk
Saturday, May 30, 9 a.m. at the Laurels Preserve
Join us for a fun and informative tree identification walk in the Laurels. Along the way, we'll talk about the many uses humans have for tree species and how we are giving back to the plants that provide us with so much. Please register by contacting Laura Olds-Schmidt at 610.388.8386. This walk is exclusively for members. Not a member? Join now!

Annual Bonsai Show
Saturday and Sunday, May 30 and 31
An outstanding selection of bonsai (ornamental trees and shrubs whose growth is trained using an ancient Japanese craft) will be on display in the Courtyard. Members of the Brandywine Bonsai Society will be present to demonstrate handling techniques and answer questions regarding special care of the trees. Free for members and included in Museum admission.

JUNE 2015

credit Carlos Alejandro

Historic Property Tours

Daily through November 22

Learn more about the artists on tours of the Andrew Wyeth Studio, N.C. Wyeth House and Studio, both National Historic Landmarks sites, and the Kuerner Farm.


Horace Pippin (1888-1946), The End of the War: Starting Home, 1930–33, oil on fabric, 25 x 32 inches. Philadelphia Museum of Art. Given by Robert Carlen, 1941

African Americans in
World War I Lecture
Wednesday, June 3, 6 p.m.
Horace Pippin's experiences as a soldier in World War I greatly influenced his work as an artist. As he later commented, "The war brought out all of the art in me." Pippin served in the 369th US Infantry Regiment, also known as the Harlem Hellfighters. Chad Williams, author of Torchbearers of Democracy: African American Soldiers in the World War I Era, will discuss the fascinating history of this regiment and the significant impact of World War I on African Americans. The Museum will open at 5:30 p.m. with the presentation at 6 p.m. and a reception to follow. $15; $20, non-members.Tickets available in April online or by calling 610.388.8326.

credit: Chuck Bowers

Plein Air Painting at the Laurels Preserve

Wednesday, June 3, 9 a.m. to dusk at the Laurels Preserve

Calling all artists! Spend a day painting outdoors, drawing inspiration from Brandywine's beautiful natural preserves. $10 per person. Please register by May 29 by contacting Laura Olds Schmidt at 610.388.8386 or loldsschmidt@brandywine.org.


credit Annie Cameron

Tell Me a Story - First Sundays for Families

Sunday, June 7, 10 a.m. to noon. Free admission until noon.
Share a personal story through creative writing and drawing activities. Stay for a special presentation at noon by master storyteller Charlotte Blake Alston, who will share stories and songs from the African and African American tradition.

PNC Arts Alive is a multi-year, multi-million dollar initiative of the PNC Foundation, which receives its principal funding from The PNC Financial Services Group, Inc. The goal of PNC Arts Alive is to help area residents gain access to the arts and to help arts organizations expand and engage audiences. For more information, visit www.pncartsalive.com.


Plein Air Painting at Waterloo Mills

Wednesday, June 10, 9 a.m. to dusk at Waterloo Mills Preserve

Calling all artists! Spend a day painting outdoors, drawing inspiration from Brandywine's beautiful natural preserves. $10 per person. Please register by May 29 by contacting Laura Olds Schmidt at 610.388.8386 or loldsschmidt@brandywine.org.


Horace Pippin (1888-1946), Old King Cotton (also known as Cabin in the Cotton IV) 1944, oil on fabric, 16 x 27 1/8 inches. Davis Museum at Wellesley College, Wellesley, Massachusetts. gift of Mr. and Mrs. Sam Jaffe (Adele Hillman, Class of 1939), 1956

Curator's Tour
Wednesday, June 10, 2 p.m.
Audrey Lewis, associate curator, will discuss Horace Pippin: The Way I See It.

Breeding Birds
Friday, June 12, 8 to 10 a.m.
The Laurels Preserve contains one of the largest intact stands of mature woodlands in Chester County. Help staff monitor the rich abundant bird life that breeds in this habitat. We will focus on species that depend on healthy woodlands such as Scarlet Tanager, Wood Thrush, Ovenbird, Red-eyed Vireo and Louisiana Waterthrush. Meet in the Laurels parking lot. This event is exclusively for members. Please contact Laura Olds Schmidt at loldsschmidt@brandywine.org or 610.388.8386 to register.

Fairy House workshop

Saturday, June 20, from 10 to 11:30 a.m.

Celebrate the beginning of summer and the magic of the natural environment by making a fanciful fairy house for your garden. All ages are welcome. Natural materials will be provided to create an enchanting home. $16, member adult, $12, member child.$20, non-member adult, $15, non-member child.Purchase tickets in April online or by calling 610.388.8326


Advanced Explorers Art Class:
"Making It Real"
June 22 to 26, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Experiment with traditional approaches and try new techniques while learning about artists' methods for making objects look realistic. This week-long program for youth ages 9 and up will use the Museum's rich collections and surrounding landscape to inspire young artists as they express themselves with varied media. Teaching artist Jen Polillo leads classes for children and adults throughout the region. Supplies are included. Cost is $100 per child; $75 for Brandywine members. To register, please contact the Education office at 610.388.8382 or education@brandywine.org

JULY 2015

credit Carlos Alejandro

Historic Property Tours

Daily through November 22

Learn more about the artists on tours of the Andrew Wyeth Studio, N.C. Wyeth House and Studio, both National Historic Landmarks sites, and the Kuerner Farm.


 

Museum Explorers
Thursdays, July 2 through 30
Session A: 10 a.m. Session B: 11 a.m.
Dynamic art programs designed to excite children about art will take place at the Museum this summer. Participate in one or all five of these workshops designed for children ages 3 to 10 accompanied by an adult. Each program will include a thematic, interactive guided tour followed by a creative art project. Two sessions will be held each day: Session A: 10 a.m. or Session B: 11 a.m. Workshops are free for members and included in Museum admission. To register, please contact the Education office at 610.388.8382 or education@brandywine.org.

July 2: Learning to Look
Discover the elements of art on a museum tour and create a colorful and textured collage.

July 9: Summer Stories
Explore stories in the work of Horace Pippin and other artists and start a sketchbook of summer experiences.

July 16: Treasure Tales
Find hidden details in paintings of pirates and other adventurers and decorate a special container for personal treasures.

July 23: Animals in Art
Search the museum for animals of every shape and size and make imaginative creatures from Crayola Model Magic.

July 30: Riverscapes
Observe the changing colors and reflections of the Brandywine River as seen in paintings and in nature, and capture the view on paper using oil pastels.


Shape Escape

PNC Arts Alive First Sundays for Families

Sunday, July 5, 10 a.m. to noon
Escape off the page with a morning of three-dimensional art-making in response to sculpture from the Brandywine's collection, both inside the Museum and on its grounds.

PNC Arts Alive is a multi-year, multi-million dollar initiative of the PNC Foundation, which receives its principal funding from The PNC Financial Services Group, Inc. The goal of PNC Arts Alive is to help area residents gain access to the arts and to help arts organizations expand and engage audiences. For more information, visit www.pncartsalive.com.


Horace Pippin (1888-1946), Floral Still Life, circa 1944, oil on board, 10 1/8 x 14 1/8 inches.

 

Gallery Talk

Wednesday, July 8, 2 p.m.

Amanda C. Burdan, associate curator, will discuss Horace Pippin: The Way I See It.

Tip-a-Canoe and Barbecue, too!

Saturday, July 11, noon to 10 p.m.

Join the Young Friends for this unique event. Take in the natural surroundings of the Brandywine that the Conservancy has worked so hard to protect while enjoying a summer afternoon with family and friends.

The event begins with a tranquil canoe trip down the Brandywine, savoring the breathtaking views that have inspired so many painters. The day ends with a barbecue and barn dance. Canoe rental, barbecue dinner and barn dance are included in the cost. Space is limited; the event sells our each year. Advance registration is required. There are no day-of-event sales. Tickets go on sale June 2.

Proceeds support the Brandywine Conservancy's clean water and reforestation programs.


Victoria Wyeth

Celebrating the Artist: Andrew Wyeth's Birthday

Sunday, July 12
The Brandywine River Museum of Art honors the life and legacy of Andrew Wyeth on the day of his birth by offering free admission to all visitors.


Crafts in the Courtyard

July 18 and19, 9:30 a.m.to 4:30 p.m.
Shop unique wares made by independent American artists in a variety of media. This event showcases exceptional works from 13 juried members of the Chester County Craft Guild, a chapter of the Pennsylvania Guild of Craftsmen. Free for members and included in Museum admission.


Animal Sign in the Laurels

July 25, 8:30 to 10 a.m.
The Laurels Preserve Manager will lead a walk to look for various types of signs left by inhabitants of the property. Look for beaver teeth marks, muskrat and raccoon tracks, and much more. Also learn how to use plaster of Paris to preserve animal tracks. Meet in the Laurels parking lot. This event is exclusively for members. Please contact Laura Olds Schmidt at loldsschmidt@brandywine.org or 610.388.8386 to register.


AUGUST 2015

credit Carlos Alejandro

Historic Property Tours

Daily through November 22

Learn more about the artists on tours of the Andrew Wyeth Studio, N.C. Wyeth House and Studio, both National Historic Landmarks sites, and the Kuerner Farm.


PNC Arts Alive First Sundays for Families
Summer Art & Nature
Sunday, August 2, 10 a.m. to noon
Capture the summer richness of the Brandywine's native plant gardens in nature-themed collages.

PNC Arts Alive is a multi-year, multi-million dollar initiative of the PNC Foundation, which receives its principal funding from The PNC Financial Services Group, Inc. The goal of PNC Arts Alive is to help area residents gain access to the arts and to help arts organizations expand and engage audiences. For more information, visit www.pncartsalive.com

                                                                             

Butterfly Walk

August 5, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Join staff at Waterloo Mills for a summer butterfly identification walk. Expect to see and learn to identify various species of butterflies and discover which plants are used in restoration projects to attract them. Meet in the Waterloo Mills Preserve parking lot. This event is exclusively for members. Please contact Laura Olds Schmidt at 610.388.8386 or loldsschmidt@brandywine.org to register.



The Brandywine River Museum of Art receives state arts funding support through a grant from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, a state agency funded by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.

Brandywine River Museum of Art, U.S. Route 1, P.O. Box 141
Chadds Ford, PA 19317 • Phone: 610.388.2700



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