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The Brandywine Conservancy & Art Museum: Re-opens

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Brandywine River Museum of Art

1 Hoffman’s Mill Road

Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania 19317

The Brandywine River Museum of Art will officially be reopening to the public on Wednesday, July 1, 2020.

In order to protect its visitors, volunteers and staff, the Brandywine will be implementing a variety of safety protocols when it reopens, including facemask requirements, timed ticketing and capacity limits. Click here for a complete list of new procedures, safety protocols and FAQs.
On view when the Museum reopens, special exhibitions will include Votes for Women: A Visual History (extended to run through September 27, 2020) and Witness to History: Selma Photography of Stephen Somerstein (extended to run through November 1, 2020). As a tribute to Betsy James Wyeth, who recently passed away in April 2020, a memorial display of 20 Andrew Wyeth works—depicting his wife and muse—created over the decades will also be on view. All works are from the Andrew and Betsy Wyeth Collection—many of which have never been exhibited before.

In the meantime, catch up on new virtual tours, activities and upcoming events in this week’s edition of “Brandywine at Home” !

Discover a distinguished collection of nineteenth- and twentieth-century American art, housed in a renovated nineteenth-century mill with a dramatic steel and glass addition that overlooks the bucolic Brandywine River. The extraordinary site—the intersection of art and nature—emphasizes the Brandywine Conservancy’s commitment to the preservation of the natural, cultural and scenic resources of the region.

Renowned for its holdings of the Wyeth family of artists, the Museum features galleries dedicated to the work of N.C. Wyeth, Andrew Wyeth and Jamie Wyeth. The Museum’s outstanding Heritage Collection is a cross section of American art, with a special focus on artistic practice in the Brandywine valley. Nineteenth- and twentieth-century landscape paintings testify to the beauty which drew well-known artists to the area. Important portraits, still life paintings and notable holdings in American illustration add diversity and breadth to this unique collection.

A robust program of changing exhibitions places the Museum’s collection into the broader contexts of American art.

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The Laurels Preserve  and The Waterloo Mills Preserve are open to members of the Brandywine Conservancy & Museum of Art from dawn to dusk, Wednesday through Sunday. Visitors should carry their Conservancy membership cards. 

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