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MAY 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.


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


Photo by Ben Fournier
May 23 to 25, 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
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.


Henry Chapman Mercer (1856-1930) Plus Ultra, 1913, earthenware,13 1/2 x 10 inches. Moravian Pottery and Tile Works
Breakfast and Tour of Plus Ultra exhibition
Saturday, May 23, 9 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. $30 per person, includes breakfast, tour and Show admission.

 
A Passion for Collecting: Dealer Talks

Sunday, May 24, and Monday, May 25, 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Learn from the experts during a variety of talks by the dealers. These 30-minute lectures take place in the dealers' booths and are free with Show admission. For a list of topics, please click here. For advanced reservations, please call 610.388.8318 or meet in the first floor lobby of the Museum on May 24 and 25 to register.


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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

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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.


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 online or by calling 610.388.8326.

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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 loldsschmidt@brandywine.org or 610.388.8386.


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"Tell Me a Story"

PNC Arts Alive 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.


Horace Pippin (1888-194), Mr. Prejudice (1943), oil on fabric, 18 1/8 x 14 1/8 in.

Philadelphia Museum of Art

Gift of Dr. and Mrs. Matthew T. Moore, 1984

Horace Pippin: Changing Perspectives

Sunday, June 7, 3 p.m. at the Barnes Foundation. Admission to the program is free but does not include collection admission.

Enjoy a dynamic conversation about perceptions of Horace Pippin and the reception of his work during his lifetime, and his place in American art. In the late 1930s, self-taught artist Horace Pippin rose from obscurity to critical acclaim. Championed initially by artist N.C. Wyeth and critic Christian Brinton, he was soon supported by luminaries such as Albert C. Barnes; Alfred Barr, director of the Museum of Modern Art; and curator Holger Cahill, all of whom characterized Pippin's work with such terms as "primitive," "folk" and "naive," and helped launch him into the mainstream art world. Join Audrey Lewis, associate curator, Brandywine River Museum of Art, and curator Horace Pippin: The Way I See It; Martha Lucy, consulting curator, Barnes Foundation; and Lynne Cooke, senior curator of special projects in modern art, National Gallery of Art. The panel discussion is organized by the Barnes Foundation and the Brandywine River Museum of Art in conjunction with the exhibition Horace Pippin: The Way I See It, on view at the Brandywine through July 19.


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., at the Laurels Preserve
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.

Fonthill Castle by 2daysphoto.com

Members' Day Trip to Doylestown

Tuesday, June 16

Bus departs at 9:15 a.m. and returns at 3:45 p.m.

Purchase tickets by calling 610.388.8139

Explore the life and art of Henry Chapman Mercer, maker of the tiles on view in the Plus Ultra: Moravian Tiles of the New World exhibition. Join us for a members-only day trip to Fonthill Castle and Moravian Pottery and Tile Works in Doylestown, PA. Amanda C. Burdan, associate curator, will join the trip and will answer questions and provide additional information between museum visits. The cost is $75 and includes transportation, admission to both museums, and lunch. Seats are limited.


Fairy House workshop              Saturday, June 20, 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 online or by calling 610.388.8326.


Advanced Explorers Art Class:
"Making It Real"
June 22 to 26, 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. For more information, please contact the Education office at 610.388.8382 or education@brandywine.org

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.


 

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 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.


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.


"Summer Art & Nature"

PNC Arts Alive First Sundays for Families

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., 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!


Music on the Brandywine

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

Enjoy a performance by the Deb Callahan Band, led by the Philadelphia singer/songwriter. Arrive early to tour the museum and enjoy light fare and full bar (available for purchase). Tickets cost $12, members; $15, non-members and $8, students, through August 11. Prices increase to $20, members; $25, non-members, and $10, students after August 11. Tickets will be available in June.


 
Native Plant Garden tour

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.



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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