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For Immediate Release:

Brandywine Conservancy & Museum of Art
Marks Arbor Day with Special Activities
Enjoy a documentary screening and gallery talk on April 25
at the Brandywine River Museum of Art


(April 7, 2014) Chadds Ford, PA Celebrate Arbor Day with a visit to the Brandywine River Museum of Art with special programs that build connections between art and and the environment.

Green Fire Screening
Friday, April 25, 1 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. Leopold's work remains relevant today, inspiring projects in the region and across the country.

"Art and Nature" Gallery Talk
Friday, April 25, 2:30 p.m.
Discover how artists paint nature in works by William T. Richards, George A. Weymouth, Andrew Wyeth, Jamie Wyeth and others in this gallery talk. These programs are included with museum admission.

Tree Planting
The customary observance of Arbor Day is to plant a tree. On April 19, the Brandywine Conservancy planted its 25,000th tree, successfully concluding its five-year Reforestation Campaign for the Brandywine Watershed ahead of schedule. In total, the Conservancy will plant 2,760 trees this spring in East Brandywine Township (April 12), at Nottingham Elementary School (April 26) and in Pennsbury Township (May 3). To volunteer to help plant trees, please call Wes Horner at 610.388.8124

The two programs of the Brandywine Conservancy & Museum of Art have the mission to preserve art and the environment. The museum exhibits Wyeth and American art, and the conservancy preserves the land and water of the Brandywine Watershed.

The Brandywine River Museum of Art, 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. to noon through November 24 (except May 25 during the annual Antiques Show). The museum offers guided tours of the Andrew Wyeth Studio, the N.C. Wyeth House and Studio, and the Kuerner Farm, which may be toured individually or on special package tours. For information, please call 610.388.2700 or visit brandywine.org.


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MEDIA CONTACTS: Hillary Holland 610.388.8336 hholland@brandywine.orgor
Lora Englehart 610-388-8337 lenglehart@brandywine.org





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