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For Immediate Release:

JULY CALENDAR of EXHIBITIONS and EVENTS

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

        
Jamie Wyeth, Rockwell Kent and Monhegan
Through 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.
Curator's Tour of Which Way the Wind Blows: Antique American Weathervanes
July 10, 2 p.m.
Led by assistant curator Amanda C. Burdan. Included with museum admission.
Explorer Mornings 
Thursday mornings, July 11 through August 1
Session A: 10 to 11:30 a.m. 
  Session B:  11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. 

Interactive guided tour and creative art activity for children ages 3 to 10 accompanied by an adult. Come to one workshop or all four. For reservations, click here or call 610-388-8382.
Celebrating the Artist: Andrew Wyeth's Birthday
July 12
Enjoy free museum admission on Andrew Wyeth's birthday to celebrate his life and artistic legacy 
Creative Escape: Building Imagination
July 17, 7 to 9 p.m.
Journey through the exhibition, Jamie Wyeth, Rockwell Kent and Monhegan and see how artists have found inspiration in specific locales. Then, express yourself by capturing the Brandywine landscape in watercolor. Designed for adults who want to awaken their inner artists. $20 ($16 for members) fee includes art materials. Click here to register, or call 610-388-8326. 
Crafts in the Courtyard
July 20, 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
July 21, 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Browse the wares of fine crafts by thirteen members of the Chester County Craft Guild.
Tip-A-Canoe and Barbecue Too!
July 20, Noon to 11 p.m. 
Join the Young Friends of the Brandywine Conservancy for a relaxing canoe ride down the Brandywine followed by an outdoor party with music by Universal Funk Order. Family-friendly. For information, visit www.youngfriends.org or call 610-388-8315
Gallery Talk: "Rockwell Kent: Notes on Roofing"
July 24, 2 p.m.
In addition to painting stunning views of Monhegan's rocky shores, Rockwell Kent integrated himself into island living by working as a lobsterman, architect and builder. This gallery talk, led by assistant curator Amanda C. Burdan, will explore how Kent's broader experiences on Monhegan may have influenced his paintings. 
 
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