Brandywine River Museum of Art closing to undergo facility renovations, beginning February 15
Chadds Ford, PA, February 12, 2021— Beginning February 15, the Brandywine River Museum of Art will be closing to the public to undergo facility renovations to its second and third floors. Upgrades include a complete refurbishment of the restrooms, making them fully ADA accessible, as well as switching their current location with the second floor Strawbridge Gallery. Opening into the Museum’s central atrium, the reimagined Gallery will improve circulation within the Museum building and enhance the visitor experience. Additionally, new state-of-the-art lighting, HVAC and fire suppression systems will be installed.
The Museum will be reopening to the public in June with its new special exhibition, Ralston Crawford: Air & Space & War. During its time of closure, the Museum will continue to offer a full slate of virtual programming through its “Brandywine at Home” initiative: www.brandywine.org/at-home
Funding for renovations is supported in part by the Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program (RACP), a grant program administered by the Pennsylvania Office of the Budget, and other sources including private foundations and individuals. The Brandywine was the recipient of $2,000,000 in Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program (RACP) funding for this project and other upcoming facility upgrades. Support from RACP funds will assist the Brandywine in the creation of quality, family-sustaining jobs for Pennsylvanians, and will aid in providing much needed economic stimulus to the state’s economy.
About the Brandywine Conservancy & Museum of Art:
The Brandywine Conservancy & Museum of Art preserves and promotes the natural and cultural connections between the area’s beautiful landscape, historic sites, and important artists. The Conservancy protects the lands and waters throughout the Brandywine Valley and other priority conservation areas, developing sustainable approaches to emerging needs and assuring preservation of majestic open spaces and protection of natural resources for generations to come. The Museum of Art presents and collects historic and contemporary works of American art, engaging and exciting visitors of all ages through an array of exhibitions and programs. The Brandywine unites the inspiring experiences of art and nature, enhancing the quality of life in its community and among its diverse audiences.
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