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For Immediate Release:


Chadds Ford, PA September 6, 2013 - Rediscover American art history through an in-depth exploration of five iconic works of art at the Brandywine River Museum on Fridays at 10 a.m. from October 11 through November 8.

This fascinating, five-part lecture series will provide a college-level introduction to American art of the late 19th and early 20th centuries in the context of the evolution of American culture and national identity.

"In this lecture series, the works of art under investigation reveal a trove of social and cultural information, from the ins and outs of Puritan fashion to the racial undertones of the heavyweight boxing world. These art works provide a lens through which we can re-experience history through an artist's eye."

The works to be discussed are:  
  • Elizabeth Freake and Baby Mary, c. 1671, by an unidentified artist on October 11, 
  • Agrippina Landing at Brundisium with the Ashes of Germanicus, 1768, by Benjamin West on October 18,    
  • The Oxbow, 1836, by Thomas Cole on October 25,
  • Woman and a Girl Driving, 1881, by Mary Cassatt on November 1, and  
  • Both Members of This Club, 1909, by George Bellows, on November 8.
Tickets for the series are $50 for adults and $40 for members and include museum admission. Reservations can be made online or by phone at 610-388-8326. Tickets for individual lectures are $15 for adults, $12 for members and may be purchased at the museum on the day of the program.  

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The Brandywine River Museum, located on U.S. Route 1 in Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania, is open daily (except Christmas Day) from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Admission is $12 for adults, $8 for seniors ages 65 and over, $6 for children ages 6 and older and free for children 5 and younger and Brandywine Conservancy members. Museum admission is free on Sunday mornings from 9:30 a.m. until noon through November 24, 2013. For more information, call 610-388-2700 or visit

Media Contacts: Hillary Holland or Lora Englehart,, 610-388-8337 

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