“Baby it’s Cold Outside!” So take a Museum Stroller Tour of Great American Art…

January 2020

The Brandywine River Museum of Art, home of multiple generations of Wyeth family masterpieces, has designed a unique and ever-changing themed tour especially for parents and their babies. Guided tours provide a calm, relaxing and inspirational stroll through classic American art exhibits and galleries. After the tour there are peaceful areas to sit and ponder specific pieces, or visit their restaurant, gift shop, or on warm days, ‘stroll’ the Museum’s meandering walkways along the river.

On Friday, January 10th, let great art speak to you, without waking your little one!

For some people it’s a garden, for others a park. But for many, a walk through an art gallery is both relaxing and invigorating at the same time. The Museum’s Stroller Tours are offered on the 2nd Friday of every month at 10:30am. Free with Museum Admission.

Come to an Arctic BBQ! Shake off the ‘Winter Blues’ and join the fun – Saturday, January 18th.

Nothing says winter like big puffy marshmallows melting into a thick river of chocolate, sandwiched between crispy graham crackers! But the Brandywine River Museum doesn’t stop there! This free winter afternoon whisks you from the Fire Pit, into a full-fledged nature Scavenger Hunt along the River Trail! Then you’ll warm things up under a heated tent featuring a hot chocolate bar and some delicious BBQ offered for purchase by their Millstone Café. You’ll even make-&-take a crafty winter creation home with you! Time: 1 to 3pm. Free with Museum Admission.

Take an Artist-Led Gallery Tour – Friday, January 24th.

In a tour designed specifically for artists, (or lovers of art!) let one of the Brandywine’s guides—who is also a professional painter—take you on a tour of select works of art that represent the many layers of the artistic process.

Discover the choices that artists make in their media, composition, color and more in an interactive, critique-style tour. Practicing artists and non-artists alike will learn how inspiration finds its voice. Time: 2-3pm. Free with Museum admission.

“Now’s the day, and now’s the hour…” Friday, January 24th at 7pm – lovers of Robert Burns can take part in the Museum’s Annual Brandywine Scottish Burns Supper & Whisky Tasting.

Each year, Scots from all over the world gather in the dark days of winter for a traditional evening meal and a joyous celebration to commemorate the birthday of one of their favorite sons, Robert Burns. Born on January 25, 1759, on a tenant farm, Burns captured the imagination and spirit of the Scottish people with his prose and poetry. He was lionized during his lifetime all over his native land. A few years after his untimely death at 37, his friends began to gather on his birthday for a meal and to toast to his “immortal memory.” The tradition has continued for over 200 years and spread to every country where Scots have settled.

Prepared by the Millstone Café’s Executive Chef Liz Sempervive, the Brandywine Burns Supper begins at 7pm and consists of a hearty meal of traditional Scottish fare, including haggis and a tasting selection of a Belhaven ale and three single malt whiskies. A bagpiper will perform stirring Scottish music to accompany the haggis as it is brought to the table, followed by an authentic Scottish rendition of the “Address to a Haggis.” During the meal, Brandywine Board Member Jack Hines will guide you in single malt whisky tastings carefully paired with each delicious course. $110 pp, includes libations.

Photos courtesy of the Museum.

The Museum galleries will be open at 6pm for an hour before dinner for guests to enjoy the collections and view three N. C. Wyeth paintings used to illustrate The Scottish Chiefs, the classic novel recounting the life of Scottish patriarch William Wallace—who was made famous by the Hollywood blockbuster “Braveheart”—and Scotland’s fight for Independence.