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For Immediate Release:

June Calendar of Exhibitions and Events

All events are free for members and included with museum admission unless otherwise noted.


Rockwell Kent,
Toilers of the Sea, 1907
Jamie Wyeth, Rockwell Kent and Monhegan
June 15 - November 17
The exhibition examines the fascination that the island of Monhegan in Maine and its residents held for both Rockwell Kent (1882-1971) and Jamie Wyeth (b. 1946) and the creative inspiration of its dramatic landscape. The Brandywine River Museum is expanding on the original exhibition held at the Farnsworth Art Museum, Rockland, Maine, including more than a dozen additional works and the debut of a new painting by Wyeth.

©Jamie Wyeth,
    Jenny Whibley Sings, 2008
Jamie Wyeth Catalogue Signing
June 15, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Jamie Wyeth will personalize copies of the two catalogues for the exhibition Jamie Wyeth, Rockwell Kent and Monhegan. Free for members and free with museum admission. Limit of two signatures per person. The catalogues may be purchased in advance online or in the museum shop.
Creative Escape: Building Imagination
June 19, 7 - 9 p.m.
Discover the compelling combination of the old and new architecture of the Brandywine River Museum. Gain a new perspective while drawing the dramatic curved and angled walls and windows of the museum's iconic building. $20 ($16 for members) includes art materials. Click here to register, or call 610-388-8326.
Family Workshop: Wonderful Weathervanes
June 20, 1 p.m.
Meet Action News 6 ABC meteorologist Chris Sowers for an interesting discussion about weathervanes. Examine the amazing collection of antique weathervanes in the museum's special exhibition, Which Way the Wind Blows: Antique American Weathervanes, then make your own wonderful wind-catching weathervane.  
Start of Summer Concert
June 21, Museum open until 9 p.m.
Celebrate the official start of summer with a special performance by "Brotherly Love," members of the Philadelphia Gay Men's Chorus at 7:30p.m. Museum galleries and shop remain open until 9 p.m. Full bar and light refreshments available for purchase. Free for members and included with general admission. 
Advanced Explorers: Making it Real
June 24 - 27, 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Experiment by sketching, painting, sculpting and even creating a print, while learning about artists' techniques for making objects look "real." This four-day class is designed for children ages 9 and older and includes guided museum tours, art projects and supplies. Cost is $50 per child; $40 for Brandywine Conservancy members. For reservations, click here or call 610-388-8382. 

©Jamie Wyeth, Kent House
(detail), 1972
Curator's Tour of Jamie Wyeth, Rockwell Kent and Monhegan
June 26, 2 p.m.
Lead by Assistant Curator Amanda C. Burdan. Free for members and free with museum admission. 
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