Around Town Jan. 13

Opening on Feb. 6, and running through April 10, the Brandywine River Museum of Art will present Wayne Thiebaud 100: Paintings, Prints, and Drawings. Highlighting the full range of this iconic American artist’s work made over 70 years, the exhibition features a spectacular selection of his paintings, watercolors, and prints. Created on the occasion of Thiebaud’s 100th birthday, the exhibition now also serves as a fitting tribute to his remarkable career following the artist’s recent death on December 25, 2021.

The Residence at Chadds Ford will hold an open house on Tuesday, Jan. 25. Visitors are invited to see what this independent living and memory care facility has to offer. To schedule a tour, email Mindy Macauley at mmacauley@residencechaddsford.com or phone 610-222-3333 by Friday, Jan. 21.

Get the buzz about bees during MNt. Cuba Center's Winter Lecture series on Saturday, Feb. 12.

Get the buzz about bees during Mt Cuba Center’s online Winter Lecture Series Saturday, Feb. 12, 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The Ecological Benefits of Native Bees & Predatory Wasps. Instructor Heather Holm will highlight the many natural history and biology facts about native wasps illustrating their nesting habitat, prey specificity, and the ecosystems services they provide—pest insect population control and pollination. For more information and to register, go here.

Human consumption of alcohol goes back millennia, at least 9.000 years. That’s just one of the facts brought to light in Ancient Alcohol: Virtual Tour & Lecture w/ the Penn Museum, courtesy of the Rachel Kohl Library and Delaware County Libraries. It’s a virtual session via the BlueJeans meeting platform on Wednesday, Jan. 19, at 7 p.m. Uncover 9,000 years of wine culture around the globe in this virtual tour of ancient winemaking. Explore the role of wine in the human story, from agriculture and trade to social life and religion. Learn how wine is fermented from palm tree sap—a method still enjoyed by many cultures today—and see what happens when you add resin, fruit, or even cheese to your glass. Register here and you will receive an email with the link to join two hours before it begins. If you have not received the link by 5:15 p.m. and it is not in your spam folder, email kohllibrary@delcolibraries.org.

 

 

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