Brandywine River Museum of Art
to Display Art
by Students from
Caln Elementary School
Chadds Ford, PA January 17, 2014 -- Art by fifth-grade students at Caln Elementary School in the Coatesville School District will be on view in the "Imagine Brandywine" exhibition space at the Brandywine River Museum of Art from February 9 through April 13. For the "Imagine Brandywine" program, students from community schools visit the museum for a guided tour and then work with their art teachers to create works of art that address a particular subject or theme related to the museum's renowned collection or the spectacular landscape surrounding it. The Caln students explored landscape themes under the direction of art teacher Barbara Wilson.
"The program presents a wonderful opportunity to introduce students to the experience of visiting an art museum, and to recognize their creative efforts," said Thomas Padon, director of the museum.
Each year, the Brandywine River Museum of Art serves more than 6,000 students through its field trip program, as well as offering workshops for educators. Seeing original works of art is an educational experience that cannot be duplicated in the classroom. The museum offers students from pre-kindergarten through grade 12 the opportunity to make connections between school learning and the outside world. The museum offers 15 different thematic guided tours for school groups that may be adapted to the curriculum and level of the group. Programs link art to a variety of subjects, including American history, literature, environmental studies and geometry. Financial assistance is available to schools in need for admission and transportation costs.
The "Imagine Brandywine" display is located on the lower level of the museum. Caln Elementary is the second in a series of schools that will participate in this program.
The Brandywine River Museum of Art is internationally known for its unparalleled collection of works by three generations of Wyeths and its fine collection of American illustration, still life and landscape painting. The museum also has three historic properties, the Andrew Wyeth Studio, the N.C. Wyeth House and Studio, and Kuerner Farm, which are open for tours from April through November. The Brandywine River Museum is a program of the Brandywine Conservancy.
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The Brandywine River Museum of Art 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. Admission is $12 for adults; $6 for seniors, students and children ages 6 to 12; and free for members and children under six. Museum admission is free on Sunday mornings from 9:30 a.m. to noon through November 23, except during the annual Antiques Show on Memorial Day weekend. For more information, call 610-388-2700 or visit www.brandywinemuseum.org.