Adult Programs


 
Capturing the Barns-Brinton House on Canvas lecture

September 27, 2 p.m.

Amanda C. Burdan, associate curator, will introduce and discuss several paintings depicting this historic home in Chadds Ford. The Barns-Brinton House has been standing on its spot on US Route 1 for 300 years, rescued from demolition and restore by the Chadds Ford Historical Society (CFHS). Following the lecture, members of the CFHS will serve complimentary tea and cookies. Free for members and included in Museum admission.


Photo: Steve Riskind

Music on the Brandywine concert

October 2, 7:30 p.m.

Violinist Nikki Chooi has been described as “a model of taste and tonal refinement” (The Boston Globe) and “vigorous and colorful”(The New York Times). He began violin studies at the age of four in his native Canada. A graduate of the Curtis Institute of Music, Chooi received the Milka Violin Artist Prize. He currently studies at The Juilliard School of Music. As the winner of a Canada Council Musical Instrument Bank Competition, he currently performs on a 1700 “Taft” Stradivari violin.

Admission is $10 for members, $12 for non-members and $6 for students through September 29. After September 29 ticket prices are $20 for members, $25 for non-members and $10 for students.  Full bar and small plate offerings available for purchase. Tickets available after August 1 online or by calling 610.388.8326.


 
Discover Brandywine walk

October 11, 1 to 3 p.m.

Challenge your observational skills while discovering new ways of engaging with the environment. Join artist Matthew Jensen on a walking exploration of the local landscape that inspired his installation. The walk will begin include the option of recording findings through sketching or photography. Rain or shine. Participants should be prepared to walk a mile or more over uneven terrain. Program is appropriate for adults or teens. Group size is limited. Cost is $12 for members and students and $15 for adults. Register after August 1 online or by calling 610.388.8326.


Charles Burchfield (1893-1967), Early Spring, 1966-67, watercolor and charcoal on paper, 37 1/8 x 42 1/4”, Burchfield Penney Art Center, The Charles Rand Penney Collection of Work by Charles E. Burchfield, 1994

Curator's Tour of the Exalted Nature exhibition

October 15, 2 p.m.

October 19, 1 p.m.

Join Audrey Lewis, associate curator, for a tour of Exalted Nature: The Real and Fantastic World of Charles Burchfield. Free for members and included in Museum admission.


Charles Burchfield (1893-1967), Early Spring, 1966-67, watercolor and charcoal on paper, 37 1/8 x 42 1/4”, Burchfield Penney Art Center, The Charles Rand Penney Collection of Work by Charles E. Burchfield, 1994

American Transcendentalism and the Natural World lecture

October 29, 6 p.m.

Why have so many artists, including Charles Burchfield and N.C. Wyeth, been influenced by the writings of Henry David Thoreau and Ralph Waldo Emerson? Professor Ashton Nichols will discuss Transcendentalism and its significant influence on American culture. Nichols is the Walter E. Beach ‘56 Distinguished Chair in Sustainability Studies and a Professor of Language and Literature at Dickinson College. The Museum will open at 5:30 p.m. with the presentation at 6 p.m. and a reception to follow. Cost is $20; members, $15.


Charles Burchfield (1893-1967), Early Spring, 1966-67, watercolor and charcoal on paper, 37 1/8 x 42 1/4”, Burchfield Penney Art Center, The Charles Rand Penney Collection of Work by Charles E. Burchfield, 1994

Seeing Sounds with Charles Burchfield gallery talk

Wednesday, November 5, 2 p.m.

Sunday, November 9, 2 p.m.

Walk through the Exalted Nature exhibition with Amanda C. Burdan, associate curator, as she discusses Charles Burchfield’s painted representations of non-visual aspects of the landscape. Just as Burchfield “saw” the sounds of nature, we can “listen” to his watercolors. Free for members and included in Museum admission.


The Brandywine: An Intimate Portrait

lecture and book signing

Thursday, November 6, 6 p.m.

This new book traces the rich vein of history in the region, from original European settlement to the Battle of the Brandywine—the largest land battle of the Revolutionary War—to the establishment of First State National Monument on its banks in 2013. Available in the museum shop and online, the book is richly illustrated with seldom-seen historical photographs, paintings and drawings.

Author W. Barksdale Maynard will discuss this fascinating story in an illustrated talk followed by a book signing and reception. The Museum will open at 5:30 p.m. Cost is $15; non-members, $20.


Matthew Jensen Artist Talk

Saturday, November 8, 2 p.m.

The artist will discuss his installation and how he uses photography, walking and collection building to reinvent the way landscape is represented and understood.  Free for members and included in Museum admission.


credit: Greg Barrett

Music on the Brandywine concert

November 13, 7:30 p.m.

Pianist Andrea Lam will perform. Lam was a semi-finalist in the 2009 Van Cliburn competition and has degrees from the Yale School of Music and the Manhattan School of Music.

Admission is $10 for members, $12 for non-members and $6 for students through November 10. After November 10, ticket prices are $20 for members, $25 for non-members and $10 for students.  Full bar and small plate offerings available for purchase. Tickets available after August 1 online or by calling 610.388.8326.



Adult Group Tours
Guided tours are available on weekdays for groups of ten or more. See Group Tours for scheduling information.



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