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Brandywine River Museum of Art
Calendar of Events: June 2014

Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania, June 10, 2014 -- During the month of June, the Brandywine River Museum of Art presents two new exhibitions, a fairy house workshop, classes for children, gallery talks, a whiskey-tasting and more.

Lure of the Brandywine: A Story of Land Conservation and Artistic Inspiration
Through August 10
Celebrating the dual mission of the Brandywine Conservancy & Museum of Art, Lure of the Brandywine examines the art of the region through the lens of land conservation. The exhibition features approximately forty-five works drawn principally from the Brandywine River Museum of Art's outstanding collection of American art.  The unique attributes of the landscape that attracted artists such as Jasper Cropsey, William Trost Richards and members of the Wyeth family to the area are now largely protected by the activities of the Brandywine Conservancy, which works to preserve and sustain the natural and cultural resources of the Brandywine watershed. 

Through August 17
This new exhibition space displays creative art projects by area school students and inspired by the museum's collection and landscape. Works by students from the Chester Charter School of the Arts will be on view in the museum's lower level. The Brandywine River Museum of Art serves more than 6,000 students, from kindergarten through grade 12, through its field trip program

Guest Bartender Night
Thursday, June 19, 6 to 9 p.m.
Join the Young Friends of the Brandywine and see local "celebrities" pouring the spirits at BBC Tavern and Grill in Greenville, Delaware. 

Saturday, June 21, 10 - 11:30 a.m.
Celebrate the first day of summer and the magic of the natural environment by making a fanciful fairy house for your garden. All ages are welcome. Natural materials will be provided to create an enchanting home.  
$15, adults; $10, children; $12, members; $8 member children.  Purchase tickets online or by calling 610.388.8326.  Fee includes museum admission. NOTE: Suitable for most ages, recommended for children age 3 and up.  

  Week-long programs which encourage youth to experiment with traditional artistic approaches while introducing new techniques. Classes include guided museum tours, art projects, and supplies. $100 per child; $75 for Brandywine Conservancy members. Contact 610.388.8326 or for reservations.

Outdoor Adventure: Drawing Inspiration from Nature  
June 23 - 27, 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., ages 8 - 11
Just another landscape? Not during this adventurous week! Find inspiration in the local environment to develop new and innovative works of art. Use traditional techniques like painting, photography, and printmaking while trying new approaches like assemblage and found-object sculptures to create a new art adventure every day.

Artstagram: Illustration in the 21st Century
June 23 - 27, 1 - 4 p.m., ages 12 - 15
From illuminated manuscripts to the work of N.C. Wyeth, illustrations have enriched stories for centuries. Today we illustrate our lives daily through social media sites like Facebook, Instagram, and Snapchat. During this week, take a fresh look at illustration and consider how stories are captured and communicated in today's world. Use painting, drawing, and photography in traditional and non-traditional ways to learn how elements of design, portraiture, and landscape can bring a story to life.

Lure of the Brandywine  Gallery Talk
Wednesday, June 25, 2 p.m.
Discover the artistic and environmental themes in this special exhibition, led by Virginia O'Hara, curator of collections and coordinator of curatorial affairs, and Edie Dondero, senior planner for land and easement management. Free for members and Included with museum admission. 

For a list of all of our events, please visit our website.

MEDIA CONTACTS: Hillary Holland 610.388.8336 or
Lora Englehart 610-388-8337

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