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JULY 2015

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Artists' Studio Tours

Daily through November 22

Learn more about the artists on tours of the Andrew Wyeth Studio, N.C. Wyeth House and Studio, and the Kuerner Farm, all National Historic Landmarks. Purchase tickets by clicking on the link above or by calling 610.388.8326.


 

Museum Explorers

Thursdays, through July 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 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.


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. Advance registration is required. There are no day-of-event sales.

Sorry, canoes are sold out. To be placed on the wait list, please call the Young Friends office at 610.388.3815. Tickets are still available for the barbecue and barn dance; purchase tickets by clicking on the above link.

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 and 19, 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.


Creative Escape:
Designs in Clay

Wednesday, July 22, 6 to 8 p.m.

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 art! Designed for adults who want to awaken their inner artists, this program will include inspiration from the exhibition Plus Ultra: Moravian Tiles of the New World, and feature a hands-on tile-making activity. Participants will be guided as they shape and carve designs in a soft clay tile, which later will be fired in a kiln, and ready for pickup at the museum one week after each workshop.

Light refreshments provided; BYOB!

$20; members, $16. Purchase tickets by clicking on the link above or by calling 610.388.8326.

Also offered on August 12.


AUGUST 2015

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Artists' Studio Tours

Daily, through November 22

Learn more about the artists on tours of the Andrew Wyeth Studio, N.C. Wyeth House and Studio, and the Kuerner Farm, all National Historic Landmarks. Purchase tickets by clicking on the link above or by calling 610.388.8326.


"Summer Art & Nature"

PNC Arts Alive First Sundays for Families

Sunday, August 2, 10 a.m. to noon. Museum admission is free until noon.
Capture the summer richness of the Brandywine's native plant gardens and the insects that live in them through creative activities. Create butterflies and their host plants, use natural materials to invent your own insect, and add to a large-scale butterfly installation. In addition, hear local author, Lisa Moulder McNamara, read her children’s book, The Untold Story of the Eensy Weensy Spider.

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 noon, at Waterloo Mills Preserve
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. Please register by contacting Laura Olds-Schmidt at 610.388.8386. This walk is exclusively for members. Not a member? Join now!


 
Aquatic Insects walk

August 7, 9 a.m., at the Laurels Preserve
Catch, study and identify water-loving insects in our streams. Learn what bugs can tell us about stream health and water quality. This program is kid-friendly. Meet in the Laurels Preserve parking lot and wear shoes that can get wet. Please register by contacting Laura Olds-Schmidt at 610.388.8386. This walk is exclusively for members. Not a member? Join now!


Creative Escape:
Designs in Clay

Wednesday, August 12, 6 to 8 p.m.

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 art! Designed for adults who want to awaken their inner artists, this program will include inspiration from the exhibition Plus Ultra: Moravian Tiles of the New World, and feature a hands-on tile-making activity. Participants will be guided as they shape and carve designs in a soft clay tile, which later will be fired in a kiln, and ready for pick up at the museum one week after the workshop. Light refreshments provided; BYOB!

$20; members, $16. Purchase tickets by clicking on the link above or by calling 610.388.8326.


Music on the Brandywine

Friday, August 14, 6 to 9 p.m.

Philadelphia’s blues and soul vocalist and songwriter Deb Callahan has been a mainstay on the mid-Atlantic music scene since the late 90’s. During this time she has gained a reputation for writing creative blues, soul and roots influenced original music and using her powerful, expressive voice and engaging stage presence to deliver an exciting show. Blues Revue referred to her as the next Bonnie Raitt and raved “Philly’s Deb Callahan has the pipes, the songs and the raw talent to graduate to the next level”. Her rich, honest and soulful tunes resonate with listeners and run the gamut from soulful ballads to upbeat, dance oriented grooves. Her road tested band includes Allen James, Garry Lee and Tom Walling.

Admission is $12 for members, $15 for non-members and $8 for students through August 10. After August 10, ticket prices are $20 for members, $25 for non-members and $10 for students. Cash bar and food available for purchase. Purchase tickets by clicking on the link above or by calling 610.388.8326.


Native Plant Garden tour

Monday, August 24, 10 a.m., at the Brandywine River Museum of Art
Celebrate our native plants. Summer bloom will likely include garden phlox, sunflowers, and Joe-Pye Weed. Our garden staff and volunteers will lead you through our extensive native plant gardens and offer gardening advice. Meet in the Museum parking lot. This event is free and open to the public.


James Welling (b.1951) Storm at Sea, 2013

Archival inkjet print on rag paper

Image: 16 x 24 inches

Gallery Talk

Wednesday, August 26, 2 p.m.
Take a tour of Things Beyond Resemblance: James Welling Photographs with Amanda C. Burdan, associate curator.


SEPTEMBER 2015  

credit Carlos Alejandro

Artists' Studio Tours               

Daily, through November 22

Learn more about the artists on tours of the Andrew Wyeth Studio, N.C. Wyeth House and Studio, and the Kuerner Farm, all National Historic Landmarks. Purchase tickets by clicking on the link above or by calling 610.388.8326. Purchase tickets by clicking on the link above or by calling 610.388.8326.


James Welling

photo: Jane Weinstock

A Conversation with
James Welling

Thursday, September 10, 6 p.m.

James Welling is known for his compelling photographs that explore the technical boundaries of the medium. Join Thomas Padon, director of the Brandywine River Museum of Art for a lively conversation with Welling in which they discuss the artist’s almost four-decade career, including Welling’s Wyeth works, on view in the exhibition, Things Beyond Resemblance: James Welling Photographs. Topics such as Andrew Wyeth’s formative influence on Welling’s career and Gradients, Welling’s first sculptural installation, will be explored. The Museum will open at 5:30 p.m. with the conversation at 6 p.m. followed by Q&A with the audience and a reception. $20; members, $15. Purchase tickets by clicking on the link above or by calling 610.388.8326.


Art Class with Karl J. Kuerner

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.

Please note: Both sessions are sold out. To be placed on the waiting list, please call Laura Westmoreland at 610.388.8120.


 
Fall Wildflower Walk

Wednesday, September 16, 9 a.m., at the Laurels Preserve
Join botanist Janet Ebert on a walk through the Laurels to enjoy the last blooming wildflowers of the season. Meet in the Laurels Preserve parking lot. To register, please contact Laura Olds-Schmidt at 610.388.8386. This event is exclusively for members. Not a member? Join now!


Poetry Reading by Tony Curtis, Welsh Poet

Monday, September 21, 2 p.m. Included with museum admission

Join award-winning Welsh poet Tony Curtis on the occasion of his first visit to Chadds Ford, as he reads poems inspired by the art of Andrew Wyeth and created over a 30-year period. Curtis is the author of several collections of poetry, and is the Emeritus Professor of Poetry at the University of Glamorgan in South Wales. He won the 1993 Dylan Thomas Award among other awards. He tours extensively in Europe and the USA giving poetry readings and lectures.


 
Fall Bird Walk

Friday, September 25, 8 a.m., at the Laurels Preserve
Join us on a walk to search for fall migrants and other birds. Bring binoculars and meet in the Laurels Preserve parking lot. To register, please contact Laura Olds-Schmidt at 610.388.8386. This event is exclusively for members. Not a member? Join now!


OCTOBER 2015  

credit Carlos Alejandro

Artists' Studio Tours                  

Daily, through November 22

Learn more about the artists on tours of the Andrew Wyeth Studio, N.C. Wyeth House and Studio, and the Kuerner Farm, all National Historic Landmarks. Purchase tickets by clicking on the link above or by calling 610.388.8326


Children's Read-Aloud Tours

Thursday mornings, October 1 through November 12, 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 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.

October 1: It Looked like Spilt Milk by Charles G. Shaw

October 8: Mix it up! by Hervé Tullet

October 15: Birdsongs by Betsy Franco and Steve Jenkins

October 22: Tap the Magic Tree by Christie Matheson

October 29: Bats at the Library by Brian Lies

November 5: Shadow by Marcia Brown

November 12: The Day the Crayons Quit by Drew Daywalt


Kuerner Farm Plein Air Days

Friday, October 2 and Sunday, October 4

9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., rain or shine

Artists working in all media are invited to explore the Kuerner Farm, where they can sketch, paint or photograph the property where Andrew Wyeth found intriguing subjects for hundreds of tempera paintings, watercolors and drawings for more than 70 years. Participants will meet in the Museum 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. $20; members, $15, for all day access. Space is limited; please click on the dates above to register.


Creating with Light and Color family workshop

Sunday, October 4, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Arrive by noon for free admission.
Use light and color to create art! Explore the process of photography by printing a collage of natural materials on special Sunprint paper and go out into the landscape to make a suncatcher that reflects the changing colors of fall.


Dark Room Lightning Round:

A Quick History of Photography lecture

Thursday, October 8, 6 p.m.
Join Amanda C. Burdan, associate curator, for a fast-paced lecture on the history of photography. Topics will range from the first experiments in drawing with light in the 19th century, through the technical and artistic accomplishments of the 20th century, and ending with the lens-based work of 21st century artists, including James Welling. The Museum will open at 5:30 p.m. with the conversation at 6 p.m. followed by a reception. Admission costs $20; members, $15. Purchase tickets by clicking on the link above or by calling 610.388.8326.


Born Lau credit Vanessa Briceño

Andrea Lam credit Vanessa Briceño

Music on the Brandywine:

Born Lau and Andrea Lam

Thursday, October 15, 7:30 p.m.

Born Lau will perform on viola with Andrea Lam on piano. Originally from Hong Kong, he began studying violin at the age of seven and the viola at 11. He holds a Bachelor of Music degree from the Colburn Conservatory of Music, and currently studies at the Curtis Institute of Music. He is the principal violist of the Curtis Symphony Orchestra. Andrea Lam was a semi-finalist in the 2009 Van Cliburn

Competition and is the pianist of the Claremont Trio, hailed as "one of America's finest young chamber groups." She holds degrees from the Yale School of Music and the Manhattan School of Music. Both musicians have performed internationally and won numerous awards. The concert is sponsored by J.P. Morgan Private Bank.

Advanced tickets cost $15; members, $12; and $8 students through October 12. Prices then increase to $25; $20, nonmembers; and $10, students. Purchase tickets by clicking on the link above or by calling 610.388.8326.

Messing Around with Birds

(for Fun and Science)! lecture

Wednesday, October 28, 6 to 8:30 p.m.
Enjoy a fun and fascinating presentation by renowned Pennsylvania author and naturalist Scott Weidensaul. Copies of his newest book, The Peterson Reference Guide to Owls of North America and the Caribbean, will be available for purchase and signing after the lecture. $15; members, $12.


In Dialogue: James Welling and Alex Klein

Thursday, October 29, 6 p.m.
Explore Things Beyond Resemblance: James Welling Photographs in a dynamic dialogue between James Welling and Alex Klein, The Dorothy and Stephen R. Weber Program Curator at the Institute of Contemporary Art at the University of Pennsylvania, and a former student of Welling at UCLA. Held in the gallery, the program will include an engaging discussion of Wellings first use of digital manipulation and the role of homage in his creative process. Seating will be provided in the gallery. The Museum will open at 5:30 p.m. with the program at 6 p.m., followed by a reception. $20; members, $15. Purchase tickets by clicking on the link above or by calling 610.388.8326.


NOVEMBER 2015  

credit Carlos Alejandro

Artists' Studio Tours                 

Daily, through November 22

Learn more about the artists on tours of the Andrew Wyeth Studio, N.C. Wyeth House and Studio, and the Kuerner Farm, all National Historic Landmarks. Purchase tickets by clicking on the link above or by calling 610.388.8326.


Pirate Adventure Day

Sunday, November 8, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Arrive by noon for free admission.
Ahoy! Visit the Museum for amazing pirate adventures for all ages. Create pirate-themed crafts, hunt for art treasures in the Museum, and hear tales of adventure presented by Hedgerow Theatre.


Dizhou Zhao credit Vanessa Briceño

Music on the Brandywine:

Dizhou Zhao

Thursday, November 12, 7:30 p.m.
Born in China, Zhao began playing piano at the age of 4 and came to the U.S. in 1999 to study at the New England Conservatory where he has earned a Bachelors and a Masters degree. Zhao has won numerous international competitions.

Advanced tickets cost $15; members, $12; and $8 students through November 9. Prices then increase to $25; $20, nonmembers; and $10, students. Purchase tickets by clicking on the link above or by calling 610.388.8326.



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
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