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Brandywine River Museum Offers Free Admission On Sunday Mornings

"Breakfast on the Brandywine" available in the Museum restaurant from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m.  

Chadds Ford, PA January 9, 2011- The Brandywine River Museum will offer free admission on Sunday mornings from 9:30 a.m. to noon, from January 15 through November 18, 2012.

Visitors can also enjoy "Breakfast on the Brandywine" in the Museum's cafeteria-style restaurant, from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. on Sunday mornings. The revolving menu, which changes weekly, costs $6 per person and includes juice and coffee, tea or milk. A child's breakfast is also available for $3.75.

Among the exhibitions on view this year is Comic Catharsis: A Gift of Cartoons by William Steig (January 21 through March 11). Although best known today as the creator of Shrek, William Steig (1907-2003) first achieved fame for his cartoons and covers for The New Yorker and his published books of drawings. Late in Steig's career he began creating children's books that explore, in a lighter vein, many of the same themes as his cartoons for adults. Steig wrote and illustrated over 30 acclaimed works for children, including the Caldecott-winning Sylvester and the Magic Pebble (1969) and Shrek! (1990). The exhibition will feature over 100 works donated to the Brandywine River Museum in 2010 by Jeanne Steig from the artist's estate, as well as selected works for children on loan from the Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art and private collections.

The Brandywine River Museum is located on U.S. Route 1 in Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania. The museum is open daily, except Christmas Day, from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Regular admission is $12 for adults; $6 for seniors, students and children ages 6 to 12; and free for members and children under six. For more information, please call 610-388-2700 or visit www.brandywinemuseum.org.

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Editor's Note: Paid admission will be required on Sunday, May 27, during the 41st Annual Antiques Show. Admission fees for this event benefit the Museum Volunteers' Purchase Fund, which has contributed more than 200 paintings, drawings and prints to the Museum's holdings since 1975.

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