Ten extraordinary attractions...one extraordinary place.  
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
Experience the rich tradition of art, gardens, history and culture in the Brandywine Valley...where Pennsylvania & Delaware meet.
Brandywine Valley Events Calendar


July 2012

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July 5, 12, 19, & 26, & 8/2, 2012
Brandywine River Museum
Museum Explorer Mornings
Introduce children to art through Museum Explorer Mornings, to be held on Thursdays this summer. Participate in one or all of these workshops designed for children ages 3 to 10 accompanied by an adult. Each program includes a thematic guided tour followed by a hands-on art project. Two sessions will be held each day: Session A: 10 to 11:30 a.m. and Session B: 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Pre-registration is required. Topics include "Red, White and Blue" on July 5; "Summer Sketchers" on July 12; "Mix and Match Animals" on July 19; "Treasure Tales" on July 26 and "What's My Line?" on August 2. Two sessions will be held each day: Session A: 10 to 11:30 a.m. or Session B: 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Hours: See above.
Admission: Workshops are free with regular museum admission.
Phone: 610.388.2700
Weblink: www.brandywinemuseum.org

July 12, 2012
Brandywine River Museum
Celebrating the Artist: Andrew Wyeth's Birthday
The Brandywine River Museum honors the life and legacy of Andrew Wyeth on what would have been his 94th birthday by offering free admission to all visitors.
Hours: Regular hours.
Admission: Free admission to all visitors.
Phone: 610.388.2700
Weblink: www.brandywinemuseum.org

July 14, 2012
Brandywine River Museum
14th Annual Tip-A-Canoe and Barbecue Too!
Join the Young Friends of the Brandywine Conservancy for a relaxing canoe ride down the Brandywine River, followed by an outdoor party with live music. Family friendly. For information, visit www.youngfriends.org or call 610-388-8315.
Hours: Noon - 11 p.m.
Admission:
Phone: 610.388.2700
Weblink: www.brandywinemuseum.org

July 30, 31 and August 1, 2012
Brandywine River Museum
Advanced Explorer Workshops
Designed for children ages nine and older, "Brandywine Inside and Out," is a three-day experience which includes guided tours and art projects inspired by landscape art, the Brandywine Conservancy's River Trail and native plant gardens. Pre-registration is required. Contact the Education office at 610-388-8382 or education@brandywine.org.
Hours: 10:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Admission: $20 for members and $30 for non-members.
Phone: 610.388.2700
Weblink: www.brandywinemuseum.org

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 July 15, 2012
Brandywine River Museum
Pierced, Punched, Painted: Decorated Tinware from Winterthur
Decorative arts exhibition organized by Winterthur
Hours: Regular hours.
Admission:
Phone: 610.388.2700
Weblink: www.brandywinemuseum.org

Through Sept 3, 2012
Brandywine River Museum
Summer Sojourns: Art on Holiday
Drawn largely from the museum's collection this exhibition looks at works made during artists' travels or while residing at summer residences by 19th and 20th artists. Features works by Darley, T. Oakley, C. Hassam, E. Peixotto, F. Blum, J. Pennell, WS Haseltine, ES Green, JW Smith, N.C. Wyeth, others.
Hours: Regular hours.
Admission: Free with museum admission.
Phone: 610.388.2700
Weblink: www.brandywinemuseum.org