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July 2016

ARTZ Philadelphia: Meet Me at the Museum & Make Memories

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

This special program, currently held at a variety of institutions in the Philadelphia region, welcomes a small group of visitors with dementia and their care partners to museums and art centers, where they can view and discuss art in a supportive setting.

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The Plein Air Approach gallery talk

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Explore varied artistic practices in landscape painting by artists whose work is featured in the Richard M. Scaife Bequest such as Albert Bierstadt, John Kensett, John La Farge, William Merritt Chase, and Julian Alden Weir, in a gallery talk led by Virginia O’Hara,...

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Museum Explorers Family Workshop: Art Sounds

Thursday, July 28, 2016

Imagine the sounds suggested by works of art and respond to jazz music while creating expressive pictures. Bryan Collier, winner of multiple Caldecott Honors and Coretta Scott King Awards, will greet families during the program and sign copies of his books, including Dave the Potter and Trombone Shorty, from 11 a.m. to noon.

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August 2016

Evening at Kuerners

Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Get access to Kuerner Farm, a National Historic Landmark, where Andrew Wyeth found intriguing subjects for hundreds of tempera paintings, watercolors and drawings for more than 70 years. Artists working in all media are invited to explore the property where they can sketch, paint or photograph...

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Plein Air Inside Out

Friday, August 5, 2016

Enjoy the rich beauty of the Brandywine Creek in the summer from the museum’s expansive atrium windows. Artists working in all media are invited to explore the vista from inside the museum where they can sketch, paint or photograph, while staying cool. Participants may also enjoy sketching (with...

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Inspired to Draw! with Raúl Colón

Sunday, August 7, 2016

The award-winning illustrator will discuss the creative process behind Draw! Based on his childhood, this imaginative and wordless book takes the reader on an exciting adventure through a young boy's mind. Born in New York City, Colón studied commercial art in Puerto Rico...

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PNC Arts Alive First Sundays for Families

Sunday, August 7, 2016

Children’s Illustration Celebration: Discover the best of contemporary children’s picture book illustration in the museum’s Get the Picture exhibition and stimulate your own imagination with innovative art activities and dramatic storytelling.

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Music on the Brandywine: The Swinging Foxes

Friday, August 12, 2016

Rooted in Philadelphia, The Swinging Foxes deliver tight boogie-woogie, sultry vocal jazz, and sassy rhythm & blues. Their swinging rhythms and bluesy grooves will woo you in while Amber Rae, the powerhouse front woman, swaggers confidently above. Rae’s delivery of pure authentic emotion and...

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Art + Environment Camp

Monday, August 15, 2016 to Friday, August 19, 2016

This inspirational and fun summer camp offers youth ages 9-14 a weeklong immersion into both the museum’s outstanding art collections and its natural environment of trails and gardens. A variety of traditional and experimental art techniques and styles will be explored, culminating with an art...

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Crafts in the Courtyard

Saturday, August 20, 2016 to Sunday, August 21, 2016

Shop unique wares made by regional artisans in a variety of mediums. This event showcases exceptional works from juried members of the Chester County Craft Guild, a chapter of the Pennsylvania Guild of Craftsmen.Crafters include:Pam Horseman (fiber arts)...

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