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Brandywine Valley Art
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Images from Brandywine River Museum, N. C. Wyeth Studio, Delaware Art Museum & Rodin Museum in Philadelphia.

Art... Brandywine Getaways

The Brandywine valley is home to the Brandywine River Museum internationally known for its unparalleled collection of works by three generations of Wyeths and its fine collection of American illustration, still life and landscape painting; and the Delaware Art Museum reknowned for its premier collection of Pre-Raphealite paintings and its outstanding collections of American art and illustration. The Museum's permanent collection is focused in four areas; Howard Pyle & American Illustration, British Pre-Raphaelite Art, John Sloan, and American Art, 1757 - Present.

In addition to these two fine museums, the valley is home to many galleries specializing in prints and original art. Pick a season and ask your innkeeper to help your plan your weekend itinerary around art in the valley and arrange for tickets. Better yet, take a long weekend to allow time visit our galleries or the nearby Philadelphia Art Museum, Rodin Museum, Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts and the Barnes Foundation in Merion with its premier collection of early French Modern and Post-Impressionist paintings.

Brandywine Valley Art Museums

Located in Chadds Ford, PA, on the banks of the Brandywine River, The Brandywine River Museum is often called the "Wyeth Museum" for its extensive collection of works by the internationally acclaimed Wyeth family - grandfather N.C. Wyeth, father Andrew Wyeth and son Jamie Wyeth. This rustic museum is housed in a converted 19th-century grist mill with exposed beams, brick and stone.

While the Wyeths are the main draw to the museum, its collections includes works by Brandywine school founder Howard Pyle and students including Maxfield Parrish, as well as paintings by American illustrators Charles Dana Gibson, Rockwell Kent and others. Other works include 19th-century landscapes, still lifes and interior scenes by artists including Jasper Cropsey, George Cope and Jefferson David Chalfant.

The best time to come is between April and November when you can tour N.C. Wyeth House and Studio and the Kuerner farm, a major source of inspiration to Andrew Wyeth and the subject of many of his paintings.

Hours of Operation: Tuesday-Saturday: 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. Sunday: Noon - 4:00 pm Closed Mondays, New Year's Day, Thanksgiving and Christmas. General Admission: Adults - $10, Seniors - $8, College Students - $5, Youth - $3, Children (6 and under) free. Parking is FREE.

The Delaware Art Museum, re-opened in June of 2005 after completing a $30 million, three-year redesign. The Museum's Samuel and Mary R. Bancroft Collection of Pre-Raphaelite Art is the largest collection of Pre-Raphaelite art outside of England with more than 150 works, including paintings, drawings, photographs, decorative arts, and illustrated books. It is a must see.

The Museum's permanent collections include 19th Century American art. The Tempest and Hamlet, by Pyle student Violet Oakley, is on view for the very first time. In the Peggy H. Woolard Howard Pyle Gallery, over sixty works by Howard Pyle are presented, including more than a dozen of his famous pirate paintings. A Treasure Chest of American Illustration presents an overview of illustration from the mid-19th and 20th centuries, showcasing the work of many of Pyle's students and followers. John Sloan: People & Places includes paintings, portraits, landscapes and drawings of Sloan's early days in New York City and later years in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Early American Modernism presents artists of the Ashcan School and American modernists, historically cast as opposites, but both active artistic voices of the early 20th century.

Hours of Operation: Tuesday-Saturday: 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. Sunday: Noon - 4:00 pm Closed Mondays, New Year's Day, Thanksgiving and Christmas. General Admission: Adults - $10, Seniors - $8, College Students - $5, Youth - $3, Children (6 and under) free. Parking is FREE.

Art Galleries

Carspecken-Scott Gallery
1707 N. Lincoln St.   Wilmington 302.655.7173
The Carspecken Scott Gallery features works by: Alice Dustin, Dan Jackson, Mibs Pell, Kelly McConnell, Giovanni Casadei, Douglas Elliott & Gary Fifer and more.
Open M-F 9am - 5:30pm Sat. 10am - 3pm.

Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts
200 South Madison St. Wilmington 302.656.6466
On the rejuvenated Wilmington Riverfront, DCCA presents over thirty exhibitions annually of regionally, nationally and internationally recognized artists. 33,000 square feet. Houses seven galleries, 26 artists' studios, gift shop, high-tech auditorium, and a classroom.
Open. Mon, Tue, Th/Fri 10-6, Wed. 10-8, Sat. 10-5, Sun. 1-5.

Hardcastle Gallery
5714 Kennett Pike, Centreville, 302.655.5230
Open. Mon-Fri 10-6, Sat. 10-4.

Schoonover Studios Ltd.
1616 North Rodney Street, Wilmington, 302.656.0135
Open. Mon-Fri 10-6, Sat. 10-4.

Sommerville Manning Gallery
Breck's Mill, 2nd Flr. 101 Stone Block Row, Greenville, 302.652.0271
Located in historic Breck's Mill adjacent to the Hagley Museum, Somerville Manning exhibits art from the historic tradition of the Brandywine Valley and regional artists of national and international stature. Open. Mon-Sat. 10-5

Station Gallery
3922 Kennett Pike, Greenville, 302.654.8638
Open. Mon-Fri. 9-5. Sat 10-3.

Chadds Ford Gallery
Rt. 1 & 100 South, Chadds Ford Village & Barn Shops  Chadds Ford  610.388.3482
Hours: Mon - Sat. 10-5, Sun. 12-5pm.

Brandywine View Antiques
1301 Brintons Bridge Road & Baltimore Pike (Rt 1), Chadds Ford, PA 19317

GV Gallery One
Rt. 1 & Brinton Lake Road, Concordville 610.459.5252
Hours: Closed Sun. & Mon. Tues, Thurs. Fri: 9-5PM; Weds. 11 - 7PM; Sat. 10-5PM.

Garrubbo Bazan Gallery
16 West Market St., West Chester 610.696.1266
Unique works on paper by contemporary American artists.
Hours: Tues - Sat. 11 - 5PM

Lee's Gallery & Framing
Rt. 202, south of Rt. 1, Chadds Ford, 610.358.1779
Local Pennsylvania and Delaware Artists featuring Bollinger and Sculthorpe.

Strodes Mill Gallery
1000 Lenape Road, West Chester 610.429.9093
Fine works of art. Custom framing. Limited edition prints.