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Art and the Environment Lecture Series

This three-part lecture series features presentations by Brandywine Conservancy staff members. The lectures, which begin at 11 a.m. in the Museum Lecture Room, are free for members and included with Museum admission. To register, please call the education office at 610-388-8382 or contact

March 14
Art and Nature

Discover the development of landscape painting with a sampling of works by Hudson River School painters such as Asher B. Durand, Jasper Cropsey, and William T. Richards, local and regional artists such as George Cope, Horace Pippin, and New Hope Impressionists William Lathrop and Walter Schofield. The Wyeth family painters is well represented with landscape compositions by N. C. Wyeth, Andrew Wyeth, Carolyn Wyeth, and Jamie Wyeth. Presented by Brandywine River Museum associate educator Jane Flitner.

March 21
The Brandywine Creek Greenway

Learn about the Conservancy's Environmental Management Center, will discuss the proposed 30-mile-long green corridor stretching from the Delaware State line at Chadds Ford to the state-designated Pennsylvania Highlands Mega-Greenway in the north. When completed, the Brandywine Creek Greenway will be better protected from development pressures, degraded landscapes will be restored, and the Greenway's unique recreational and tourism potential will be realized.

March 28
Native Plants of the Brandywine Region and their Liaisons

Horticultural coordinator Mark Gormel will present an illustrated look at the beauty of the native plants of the Brandywine region including an expose on the "significant others" in their lives: who drinks, who chews, who eats meat and who is a vegetarian and why you should care about all of them.

Since its founding in 1967, the Brandywine Conservancy's mission has been to preserve important American art and the natural and cultural environment of the historic Brandywine Valley.

The Brandywine River Museum, located on the banks of the Brandywine River in Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania, exhibits art that represents the artistic heritage of the Brandywine Valley, including 19th-century landscapes by William Trost Richards and Jasper Cropsey and three generations of art by the acclaimed Wyeth family.

The Brandywine Conservancy holds more than 400 conservation easements and has permanently protected thousands of acres in Chester and Delaware counties in Pennsylvania, as well as New Castle County in Delaware. The Environmental Management Center provides conservation services to landowners, farmers, municipalities and developers. The staff of professional planners and natural resource managers offers technical assistance and expertise for conservation and comprehensive land use planning. Conservation easements, assistance to local governments and water protection efforts are the key elements of these programs. In 2008, the Conservancy was among the first land trusts in the country to be awarded accreditation by the Land Trust Accreditation Commission.

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Media Contact: Hillary K. Holland, 610-388-8336 or Lora Englehart, 610-388-8337. 

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