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Brandywine River Museum
Delaware Art Museum
Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts
Delaware Museum of Natural History
Hagley Museum & Library
Historical Society of Delaware
Longwood Gardens
Mt. Cuba Center
Rockwood Museum
Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
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Brandywine Valley Events Calendar


April 2012

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Early April, 2012
Brandywine River Museum
Kuerner Farm Tours
For more than 70 years, the historic Kuerner Farm was a major source of inspiration to Andrew Wyeth. Since his earliest painting of the farm in 1932 at the age of 15, Wyeth found subjects in its people, animals, buildings and landscapes for nearly 1,000 works of art. Tours depart from the museum at timed intervals, Thursday through Sunday. $6 per person in addition to museum admission. Due to uneven walking surfaces, the Kuerner Farm is not accessible to disabled individuals.

Early April, 2012
Brandywine River Museum
N.C. Wyeth House and Studio Tours
The house where N.C. Wyeth raised his extraordinarily creative children and the studio in which he painted many of his memorable works of art have been restored. Tours depart from the museum at timed intervals, Tuesday through Sunday. $6 per person in addition to museum admission.

April 21, 2012
Brandywine River Museum
19th Annual Brandywine River Cleanup
Join the Young Friends of the Brandywine Conservancy and help clean the banks of the Brandywine River. The group will work from Lenape outside West Chester, Pennsylvania to Thompson's Bridge in Delaware. Cleaning trash from the river and its banks is important to all who use, live near, or are affected by the Brandywine. Gather at EMC lawn. To volunteer for this family friendly event or for more information, please contact Kathy Freney Smith at 610-388-8315 or ksmith@brandywine.org.

April 22, 2012
Brandywine River Museum
Catalyst for Conservation Book Signing
David Shields, co-author of Catalyst for Conservation: The Brandywine Conservancy's Success in Saving the King Ranch Lands in Pennsylvania, will sign copies of this fascinating new book (1-3 p.m.). Catalyst for Conservation chronicles the decade-long work by the Conservancy and its allies to assure that the former King Ranch property and the unspoiled Buck and Doe runs that traverse it will remain pristine. The signing will be preceded by a lecture. Copies may be purchased in the Museum Shop and online at www.brandywinemuseumshop.org.

Through April 22, 2012
Delaware Art Museum
A Secret Book of Designs: The Burne-Jones Flower Book
Between 1882-1898 Pre-Raphaelite artist Edward Burne-Jones (1833-1898) created a series of circular images, each inspired by the name of a flower. In 1905 (after the artist's death) these representations were published as individual, collotypes with stenciled watercolor additions in a technique called pochoir. The portrayals are so brilliantly printed they are often mistaken as original watercolors. Only 300 editions of this publication were printed. This exhibition will feature all 38 images from this series, recently acquired for the Museum's Helen Farr Sloan Library & Archives.
Hours: On view during regular hours.
Admission: Included with general admission. Free on Sundays.
Phone: 302-571-9590
Weblink: Website

Through May 20, 2012
Brandywine River Museum
Scribner's Magazine: The Early Years in Illustration
In 1912 Scribner's celebrated 25 years of publishing. This exhibition will feature a selection of artists featured by the magazine at that time. Gallery exhibition and the other portion of the gallery will be hung with illustrations from the permanent collection
Hours: Regular museum hours
Admission: Included with regular museum admission and free for members.
Phone: 610.388.2700
Weblink: www.brandywinemuseum.org

Through May 28, 2012
Delaware Museum of Natural History
Conservation Quest
A traveling exhibit with more than 20 hands-on activities about energy.
Hours:
Admission:
Phone: 302-658-9111
Weblink: Website

Through July 15, 2012
Delaware Art Museum
Painted Poetry: The Art of Mary Page Evans
Over the past 100 years, the Delaware Art Museum has proudly featured the work of the most accomplished artists in our region. Wilmington-based painter Mary Page Evans works directly from nature, seeking to capture a specific landscape, figure, tree, or sky. She is engaged by particularity, making an effort to establish the locale, the time of day, and the quality of light. Not surprisingly, her influences include the French impressionists and post-impressionists, as well as the abstract expressionist Joan Mitchell. Evans has worked at Claude Monet's garden in Giverny and names CÚzanne as an inspiration. The painter Gene Davis described her paintings as "hymns of unadulterated joy," and this exhibition promises to be a gorgeous celebration of nature and the human form, as well as a retrospective covering more than 40 years of the painter's distinguished career.
Hours: On view during regular hours.
Admission: Included with general admission. Free on Sundays.
Phone: 302-571-9590
Weblink: Website

Through May 28, 2012
Delaware Museum of Natural History
Conservation Quest
A traveling exhibit with more than 20 hands-on activities about energy.
Hours:
Admission:
Phone: 302-658-9111
Weblink: Website