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For Immediate Release:

Enjoy music and learn about art, history
and the environment this March

Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania, February 14, 2014 -- Look at art in a new way, meet Benjamin Franklin, hear award-winning musicians and participate in a Community Read during the month of March at Brandywine River Museum of Art.

Sunday, March 2 from 10 a.m. to noon
10 - 11 a.m.        Meet noted Benjamin Franklin impersonator Ralph    Archbold
11 a.m. - noon   In the spirit of Franklin, make a kite.
Free for members and included in museum admission (which is free most Sunday mornings until noon).
See a painting of Benjamin Franklin in our current exhibition, N.C. Wyeth's America in the Making
Thursdays, March 13 - 27, 2 p.m.
Look at art history in a new way through this three-part lecture series. Trace the roots of American art history and discover how even the most provocative contemporary works stem from a rich tradition of art dating back centuries.  The series will identify popular themes in contemporary art including works by artists in the museum's collection.   Presented by education assistant Jane Chesson.  
  • Thursday, March 13: The Figure & Narrative
  • Thursday, March 20: Time & Memory
  • Thursday, March 27: Science & Technology
Series tickets are $30 for adults, $24 for members; tickets for individual lectures are $15 for adults, $12 for members. Tickets are available online, by phone at 610-388-8326, or at the museum.  
Wednesday, March 12, 1 - 3 p.m.  
Steinway artist Catherine Marie Charlton will perform original piano improvisations and compositions inspired by the works of the Wyeth family.  Included with museum admission.     
Thursday, March 20, 7 p.m.   Galleries open at 6 p.m.
Christine Lamprea, who comes to us from Astral Artists, will perform on the cello with piano accompaniment. $20 for members and students and $25  for non-member adults.  Full bar and small-plate offerings available for purxhase.  Call 610-388-8326 or purchase tickets online at www.brandywine.org.    
Community Read
The following two programs are presented in conjunction with the Community Read project initiated by Longwood Gardens. The project is designed to inspire people to read Aldo Leopold's environmental classic A Sand County Almanac and to explore the book's themes of environmental conservation, land stewardship and community engagement.
Wednesday, March 19, 7 p.m.
This Emmy Award-winning documentary tells the story of legendary environmentalist Aldo Leopold's extraordinary career, tracing how he shaped the modern environmental movement. His work remains highly relevant today, inspiring projects all over the country that connect people and land. The film will be introduced by Edie Dondero, senior planner for land and easement management. The screening is free for members and included in museum admission. The museum and galleries will open at 6 p.m. 

 

Wednesday, March 26, 7 p.m.
Aldo Leopold's enthusiasm for the environmental movement took root locally in the work of the Brandywine Conservancy and many others, including Ted Browning, an important voice for the environment in the Brandywine Valley. Browning's book of essays, Notes from Turtle Creek, provides a local perspective on topics that Leopold explored in A Sand County Almanac. Join in a discussion led by Conservancy staff on issues raised by both writers and learn how historic developments in land stewardship and conservation have shaped the look and feel of this region. Both books are available in the Brandywine River Museum Shop (it is not necessary to have read the books to participate.) The presentation is free for members and included in museum admission. The museum and galleries will open at 6 p.m.




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MEDIA CONTACTS: Hillary Holland or Lora Englehart
 lenglehart@brandywine.org or 610-388-8337    






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