Arts & Entertainment

Museum continues flood recovery

Almost a full calendar year after the Sept. 1 flooding from Hurricane Ida, the Brandywine Conservancy and River Museum of Art held a brief flood recovery event Tuesday afternoon to thank those who helped and to update what has been done and what still needs to be done. The ground floors of all the buildings in the conservancy’s Chadds Ford campus were damaged or ...

 
 

August Art  Roundup

Enjoy the warm summer days at a gorgeous craft fair or cool off in an art gallery and enjoy the art of the talented artists of the Brandywine Valley! New shows are opening this week with events through the rest of the summer. Remember to check websites and social media for updated health and safety measures for each venue. Take a stroll at Water’s Edge, the new show ...

 

Light: Installations by Bruce Munro at Longwood Gardens

There is no question that Longwood Gardens is one of the stars of the Brandywine Valley. You might not think it could shine any brighter, but Bruce Munro has taken on that challenge yet again. Throughout the Gardens, Light: Installations by Bruce Munro transports viewers into a universe of light. On display now through October 30th, it is an experience not to be ...

 

Bringing painters back to Painter’s Folly

Note: This is the first part of a series that will follow as Painter’s Folly in Chadds Ford is restored, updated, and converted into a space celebrating both the past and future of art in the Brandywine Valley. Each article will explore a different aspect of the location and the renovation process, from its history to its use as artistic inspiration to its new ...

 

July Art Roundup

There is always more art to find in the Brandywine Valley! While some galleries take a break for the summer and art camps, street festivals and art pop-ups take over. Keep your eyes peeled for these amazing shows and others that are happening throughout the region. Remember to check websites and social media for updated health and safety measures for each venue. ...

 

Stan Smokler at the Delaware Art Museum

Art can be intimidating. New artists may be intimidated by skill and experience, or even by artistic mediums. Audiences might be intimidated by the works themselves, or the concepts they represent. The cascading effects of a single artist can impact generations in untold ways. A new exhibit at the Delaware Art Museum, Steel in Flux, opens June 25th and runs through ...

 

Two exhibits at Brandywine River Museum

What does it mean to be an artist? Is it the training, the talent, the schooling, the medium? The boundaries of art are constantly being redefined with artists themselves pushing the limits of what counts as art and the place it deserves in our world. Gatecrashers, the new exhibit at the Brandywine River Museum of Art, brings together two dozen artists who made a ...

 

June Art Roundup

Summer has settled in and brought along fantastic weather, open air events, and new shows around the Brandywine Valley. Cool off in a gallery or museum, find treasures at a craft show, and stroll through the open air festivals, surrounded by art at every turn! Remember to check websites and social media for updated health and safety measures for each venue. A ...

 

Darlington Art Center 4 Arts Festival

The Brandywine Valley is lucky to have so many fantastic venues for not just showcasing art, but also places where students young and old can learn about the many facets of artistic expression. The Darlington Center for the Arts located in Garnet Valley takes this task to heart, creating a space where every form of art takes a turn at center stage. Darlington is ...

 

Piecings of Art, Quilted History

The instinct to create is older than humanity—decorating every corner of our world, and even sending art into the stars. Taking the time and energy to add beauty to even the most simple and necessary of objects is an act of love. Nowhere is that love more evident than in the new exhibit at the Chester County History Center, Unfolded, on display now through October. ...

 

Explore Through Art: The Chester County Studio Tour

There is no better excuse to get out and explore the beauty of the Brandywine Valley than the Chester County Studio Tour. This weekend, Saturday, May 14, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Sunday, May 15, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., the tour puts local artists in the spotlight on their own turf. With 68 studios and 165 artists participating, it is the perfect opportunity to ...