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Historic Property Tour- Andrew Wyeth Studio (Andrew Wyeth Studio)
From 4/15/2014 through 11/23/2014

Given to the Brandywine Conservancy by the artist's wife, Betsy James Wyeth, the studio has undergone careful restoration to preserve its appearance when it was used by the late artist.

Wyeth painted in the studio from 1940 until 2008. Thousands of works of art are associated with this studio, including those inspired by the farms and open space of the Brandywine Valley, and the Brandywine River that runs through Chadds Ford and the surrounding countryside.

TOURS
Tours are approximately one hour long. Children under 6 are not permitted on the tours.

Tours will take place from April 1 through November 23, 2014 on the following schedule:
Monday: 12:45 p.m, 2:00 p.m, and 3:15 p. m.
Tuesday: 10:00 a.m., 11:15 a.m. 2 p.m. and 3:15 p.m.
Wednesday: 10:00 a.m., 11:15 a.m., 12:45 p.m. and 3:15 p.m.
Thursday: 10:00 a.m., 11:15 a.m., 2:00 p.m. and 3:15 p.m.
Friday: 10:00 a.m., 11:15 a.m., 12:45 p.m. and 3:15 p.m.
Saturday: 10:00 a.m., 11:15 a.m., 12:45 p.m., 3:15 p.m.
Sunday: 10:00 a.m., 11:15 a.m., 12:45 p.m., 2:00 p.m., 3:15 p.m.


TICKETS

Tickets cost $8 per person (free for members) in addition to Museum admission. Advanced, timed tickets are recommended. No service fees or other surcharges will be added during the ticketing process. Tickets are non-transferable. No refunds or exchanges.
Historic Property Tour- Kuerner Farm (Kuerner Farm)
From 4/15/2014 through 11/23/2014

For more than 70 years, the Kuerner Farm was a major source of inspiration to Andrew Wyeth. Beginning with his earliest painting of the farm in 1932 at the age of 15, Wyeth found vital subjects in its people, animals, buildings and landscapes for nearly 1,000 works of art. In 2011, the Kuerner Farm was designated a National Historic Landmark.

Thanks in large part to the philanthropic spirit of Karl Kuerner, Jr. and his family, the Brandywine River Museum acquired the Kuerner Farm in 1999 and began offering educational tours in 2004.

TOURS

Tours are approximately one hour long. Children under 6 are not permitted on the tours.

Tours will take place from April 1 through November 23, 2014 on the following schedule.

Monday: 10 a.m., 11:15 a.m., 12:45 p.m., 2 p.m. and 3:15 p.m.
Tuesday: 3:15 p.m.
Wednesday: 2 p.m. and 3:15 p.m.
Thursday: 3:15 p.m.
Friday: 2 p.m. and 3:15 p.m.
Saturday: 2 p.m. and 3:15 p.m.
Sunday: 2 p.m. and 3:15 p.m.

TICKETS

Tickets cost $8 per person in addition to regular museum admission, free to Brandywine Conservancy members. No service fees or other surcharges will be added during the ticketing process. Tickets are non-transferable. No refunds or exchanges.
Historic Property Tour-N.C. Wyeth House and Studio (N.C. Wyeth House/Studio)
From 4/15/2014 through 11/23/2014

In 1911, with the proceeds from his illustrations for Treasure Island, the artist N.C. Wyeth purchased 18 acres of land on Rocky Hill in the village of Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania. Possessed of "the most glorious sight in the township," Wyeth built his home and studio overlooking the valley. Here he set down roots which have nourished a family of extraordinary creativity for more than a century.

In 1997, the National Park Service granted the property National Historic Landmark status. The Brandywine River Museum owns and maintains the land and buildings which retain much of their original character.

Tours are approximately one hour long. Children under 6 are not permitted on the tours.

Tours will take place from April 1 through November 23, 2014 on the following schedule:

Monday: 10:00 a.m., 11:15 a.m.
Tuesday: 10:00 a.m., 11:15 a.m. and 12: 45 p.m.
Wednesday 10:00 a.m. and 11:15 a.m.
Thursday: 10:00 a.m., 11:15 a.m. and 12: 45 p.m.
Friday: 10:00 a.m. and 11:15 a.m.
Saturday: 10:00 a.m. and 11:15 a.m.
Sunday: 10:00 a.m., 11:15 a.m. and 12: 45 p.m.

TICKETS
Tickets cost $8 per person in addition to regular museum admission, free to Brandywine Conservancy members. No service fees or other surcharges will be added during the ticketing process. Tickets are non-transferable. No refunds or exchanges.
Package Tour- Artists' Studios (N.C. and A. Wyeth) (Museum Lobby- Check In Fifteen Minutes Prior)
From 4/16/2014 through 11/22/2014

Artists' Studios

Wednesday, Friday and Saturday, through November 23, 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Adults $40, Seniors $35, Members $20

-10:30 a.m. Guided tour of the N.C. and Andrew Wyeth Galleries
-11:30 a.m. Lunch in the Museum Cafe
-12:45 p.m. Guided tour of N.C. Wyeth's House and Studio
-2:00 p.m. Guided tour of the Andrew Wyeth Studio

Discover fascinating studio spaces where three generations of Wyeth artists have painted. A docent-led tour of the Museum's renowned Wyeth Galleries provides an introduction to this talented family of artists. The program includes guided visits to both the N.C. Wyeth House and Studio and the Andrew Wyeth Studio and lunch in the Museum Cafe overlooking the scenic Brandywine River. Cost, including lunch, museum tour and all admission fees, is $40 for adults, $35 for seniors and $20 for members.
Package Tour- Andrew Wyeth at Kuerner Farm (Museum Lobby- Check In Fifteen Minutes Prior)
From 4/17/2014 through 11/20/2014

Andrew Wyeth at Kuerner Farm

Tuesday and Thursday, April 1 through November 23, 10:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Adults $40, Seniors $35, Members $20.

-10:30 a.m. Guided tour of the Andrew Wyeth Gallery
-11:30 p.m. Lunch in the Museum Cafe
-12:45 p.m. Guided tour of the Andrew Wyeth Studio
-2:00 p.m. Guided tour of the Kuerner Farm

Delve into the world of Andrew Wyeth with visits to two of his most significant Chadds Ford locations: his studio and Kuerner Farm. The program begins with a docent-led tour of the artist's masterworks in the Museum's Andrew Wyeth Gallery, followed by a leisurely lunch in the Museum Cafe overlooking the scenic Brandywine River. After lunch, board a shuttle bus for a short ride to the Andrew Wyeth Studio where, surrounded by props and the tools of the artist, a guide will discuss Wyeth's creative process. The discussion continues on a visit to nearby Kuerner Farm, a major source of inspiration to Wyeth for more than 70 years. Cost includes lunch, museum tour and all admission fees.
Art Class: Drawing Kuerner Farm for Adults (Admissions Check-In)
On 4/26/2014

If you have had the pleasure of visiting Kuerner Farm, you know there is something magical about the property. Join us for a drawing workshop led by assistant educator and artist Jane Chesson. The workshop is open to all levels and will include individualized instruction and guidance. Drawing materials will be provided. Participants will meet at the Brandywine River Museum and take a museum shuttle to the farm. Participants should dress appropriately for the outdoors; covered areas will be used in case of rain. Workshop cost is $30 or $24 with member discount. Register online or by calling 610-388-8326.
Lecture: Pre-Antiques Show Lecture by Brock Jobe (Brandywine River Museum)
On 4/30/2014

Tea-drinking was a social ritual in 18th century Britain and its American colonies. The ceremony offered the opportunity for good gossipy conversation while enjoying a tasty beverage poured from a ceramic or silver pot into cups, all laid out on a handsome tea table. Join Brock Jobe for a fascinating look at the popularity of tea-drinking and the development of the tea table in the 18th century. Mr. Jobe teaches graduate courses in historic interiors, decorative arts, and twentieth-century design in the Winterthur Program in American Material Culture. He assumed the position of professor of American decorative arts in 2000 after a twenty-eight year career as a museum curator and administrator. His fields of interest are early American furniture and upholtery, and domestic interiors from 1700 to 1900.

The galleries and the museum shop will open at 6 p.m. Light refreshments will be provided with a complimentary glass of wine until the lecture begins at 7 p.m. Follwing Mr. Jobe's lecture, coffee and dessert will be provided at 8 p.m. Tickets are available on the museum's website or by calling 610-388-8326. Cost is $25. This Antiques Show program benefits the Volunteers' At Purchase Fund through which works of art are purchased for the Brandywine River Museum of Art's collection.
Art Class with Karl J. Kuerner Thursdays (Brandywine River Museum)
On 5/8/2014

Art Class with Karl J. Kuerner

Thursdays, May 8 to June 26, from 6 to 8 p.m.

Immerse yourself in the Kuerner Farm with an art class led by Karl J. Kuerner. As the grandson of two of Andrew Wyeth's best-known subjects and a student of Carolyn Wyeth, Karl's personal experiences with the Farm provide special insight into the property and its rich history. Participants will provide art materials of their own choosing, and should dress appropriately for working outdoors.

The first class will begin at the Brandywine River Museum of Art. Class will meet every Thursday: May 8, 15, 22, 29 and June 5, 13, 20 and26. Cost is $250 or $200 for members. Class size is limited to 5 to allow for individual instruction; register online or by calling 610-388-8326.

All sales final. Tickets are not refundable, exchangeable or returnable.
Music on the Brandywine - May 15 Jasper Strings (Brandywine River Museum)
On 5/15/2014

Music on the Brandywine

Thursday, May 15 7:30 p.m. Galleries open at 6 p.m.

The Jasper String Quartet, represented by Astral Artists, will perform selections by Ludwig van Beethoven and Benjamin Britten. Based in Philadelphia, PA, the quartet is the Ensemble-in-Residence at Classic Chamber Concerts in Naples, FL. The Jaspers recently released two highly acclaimed albums for the Sono Luminus Label featuring the works of Beethoven, Schubert, and Aaron Jay Kernis. In 2014, they will digitally release Beethoven Op.131 on Sono Luminus as well.

Through May 12th admission is $12 for members, $15 for non-member, $6 for student. After May 12th and day-of admission is $20 for members, $25 for non-member adults and $10 for students. Full bar and small plate offerings available for purchase.
Antiques Show Preview Party (Brandywine River Museum)
On 5/23/2014

Be among the first to cast your eyes on the extraordinary antiques beautifully displayed by the dealers. Continue to be tempted by an array of butlered hors d;oeuvres, smoked seafood & shrimp, multiple carving stations, a wonderful sushi bar, and many more culinary creations including an open bar, cofee and dessert. Music by "First Choice" and valet parking. Proceeds benefit the Volunteers' Art Purchase Fund.
Fairy House Workshop, Saturday June 21, 10-11:30 (Brandywine River Museum)
On 6/21/2014

Fairy House Workshop, 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.

Cost, which includes museum admission, is $15 per adult and $10 per child; Brandywine members are $12 per adult and $8 per child. Purchase tickets online or by calling 610-388-8326.

Note: Suitable for most ages, if children attend, recommended for ages 3 and up.
Advanced Explorers Art Class age 12-15: Artstagram (Brandywine River Museum)
On 6/23/2014

Advanced Explorers Art Classes

June 23-27, 1-4 p.m., ages 12-15

These week-long programs allow youth the opportunity to experiment with traditional artistic approaches while also introducing new techniques. Advanced Explorers includes guided museum tours, art projects, and supplies.

Artstagram: Illustration in the 21st Century

From illuminated manuscripts to the work of N.C. Wyeth, illustrations have helped stories come to life for centuries. Today we illustrate our lives daily through social media sites like Facebook, Instagram and Snapchat, so this week will take a fresh look at illustration and consider how stories are captured and communicated in today's world. We will utilize materials and techniques like painting, drawing and photography in traditional and non-traditional ways - with an emphasis on the fundamentals of storytelling - learning how elements of design, portraiture, and landscape can help our story come to life.

Cost is $100 per child; $75 for members. Tickets are available on the website or by calling 610-388-8326.

All sales final. Tickets are non-returnable, non-refundable, and non-exchangeable.
Advanced Explorers Art Class age 8-11: Outdoor (Brandywine River Museum)
On 6/23/2014

Advanced Explorers Art Class for ages 8-11: Outdoor Adventure

June 23-27, 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., ages 8-11

In this week-long class, students will experiment with traditional artistic approaches while learning new techniques. The program includes guided museum tours, art projects, and supplies.

Outdoor Adventure: Drawing Inspiration from Nature

Just another landscape? Not during this adventurous week! Students will utilize inspiration from the local environment to develop new and innovative works of art. Using traditional methods and techniques like painting, photography, and printmaking while introducing new approaches like assemblage and found-object sculptures these young artists will have an opportunity for a new adventure every day!

Cost is $100 per child; $75 for members. Tickets are available on the website or by calling 610-388-8326.

All sales final. Tickets are non-returnable, non-exchangeable and non-refundable.
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