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PNC Arts Alive First Sundays for Families

PNC Arts Alive First Sundays for Families

Picture Me

Focus on portraits, from formal paintings to cell phone selfies, with creative activities designed for self-expression and participatory storytelling.

PNC Arts Alive First Sundays for Families at the Museum presents free, hands-on workshops with creative art activities and performances for visitors of all ages.


11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

  • Art Activities: Design your own drawn and collaged portrait and make an expressive frame to use in our photo booth
  • Photo Booth: Use fun props and pose for an instant photo to take home
  • Create your own Caption: Write your own imaginative caption for portraits from Brandywine’s collection

Gene Barretta
Gene Barretta
12 p.m. to 12:30
Join author and illustrator Gene Barretta as he discusses his illustration process and the importance of perseverance followed by a hands-on drawing activity. Afterwards, Barretta will sign books which will be available for purchase in the museum shop. 

Gene Barretta is an award-winning author and illustrator of children’s books including Lincoln and Kennedy: A Pair to Compare and Neo Leo: The Ageless Ideas of Leonardo Da Vinci. He has also contributed illustration, character design and animation to Sesame Street, Between the Lions and The Jim Henson Company.

PNC Arts Alive is a multi-year, multi-million dollar initiative of the PNC Foundation, which receives its principal funding from The PNC Financial Services Group, Inc. The goal of PNC Arts Alive is to help area residents gain access to the arts and to help arts organizations expand and engage audiences. For more information visit