While museums are closed through Jan. 4 by the governor's order, the Brandywine River Museum of Art is looking ahead with four new events beginning in January. Among them are a talk from Victoria Wyeth, a children's reading program, a discussion on artist Horace Pippin and the Birmingham Hill Preserve, and a virtual tasting of beer, chocolate, and jerky.
The Victoria Wyeth talks are 7 p.m. on Jan. 25 and 26. The granddaughter of the late artist Andy Wyeth will share her perspectives and memories while focusing on the art the elder Wyeth made during the last 10 years of his life. To register for the Jan. 25 talk, go here, for the Jan. 26 talk, go here. The cost is $20 for museum members, $25 for nonmembers. This is a Zoom event.
On Jan. 14, also at 7 p.m., museum curator Audrey Lewis and Sheila Fleming, the Conservancy's manager for municipal assistance, explore two of Brandywine's great treasures: Horace Pippin's painting Birmingham Meeting House in Summertime and the Birmingham Hill Preserve. That is a free event, but registration is still required. It, too, is virtual, held on Zoom. Register here.
Families with young children are invited to Zoom over to the museum for a virtual morning of fun, interactive storytelling, and artwork engagement. The virtual read-aloud program is from Jan. 14 to Feb. 25. It features a new book every week and includes suggestions for connecting to the story at home with craft and sensory exploration ideas. It is free, but registration is required.
Tasty treats will be on tap, virtually speaking, on Jan. 28 and Feb. 11 when the museum offers Tastes of the Brandywine with beers from Victory Brewing, chocolates from Éclat Chocolate, and jerky from Righteous Craft Jerky. While this, too, is a virtual event, tasting kits are available with registration. Single kit prices begin at $75 for members and $85 for nonmembers. Bundle kits are $140 and $150 for members and nonmembers, respectively.