Brandywine Conservancy, Inc.

Rating: 5 stars   1 review

Issues: Arts & Culture, Environment

Location: PO Box 141 U.S. Route 1 Chadds Ford PA 19317 USA

Mission: The Brandywine Conservancy is committed to the belief that preservation and wise use of natural and cultural resources provides health, education, beauty, and increased quality of life for individuals and communities. The Conservancy assures present and future generations of open space, dependable water supplies, historical sites, and important works of American art, and also provides an understanding of the meaning and potential of these, both separately and in relation to each other. The Conservancy preserves, protects, interprets, utilizes and displays these resources through its Brandywine River Museum and Environmental Management Center.The mission of the Brandywine River Museum is to collect, preserve, exhibit and interpret for public benefit artistic and historical objects with primary emphasis on the art of the Brandywine region, American illustration and still life painting. The mission is founded on the conviction that the special aspects of American art to which the Museum is dedicated have unique value and will be enjoyed and understood by an increasingly large and diverse audience.The mission of the Environmental Management Center is to conserve the natural and cultural resources of the Brandywine watershed and other selected areas with a primary emphasis on conservation of water quantity and quality. The mission is founded on a conviction that a healthy and secure natural environment is essential to meet the needs and aspirations of present and future generations.
Programs: Exhibiting American art in a 19th-century grist mill, the Brandywine River Museum is 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.The mission of the Brandywine River Museum is to collect, preserve, exhibit and interpret for public benefit artistic and historical objects with primary emphasis on the art of the Brandywine region, American illustration and still life painting.The mission is founded on the conviction that the special aspects of American art to which the Museum is dedicated have unique value and will be enjoyed and understood by an increasingly large and diverse audience.

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Rating: 5 stars  

3 people found this review helpful

I remember as a child in High School visiting the museum and seeing Night Sleepers for the first time. I was so mesmerized as I listened to the tour guide say that the work was done with egg tempera. In my mind all I heard was eggs. I thought wow Andrew Wyeth paints with eggs. Even though that was strange to me the work stayed with me forever. I am now an egg tempera painter myself, showing my work nationally, winning awards, and painting beautiful works in egg tempera. I owe it all to that one visit as a child that haunted me with the beauty of Andrew's work. I live in Texas now so I don't get to visit as often as I would like. However every time I go back to PA one of my most important goals is to always go back to the museum where I got the original inspiration as a child to be an artist and breathe anew in the magic that is the Wyeth family tradition. Alex Garcia www.AlexGarciaFineart.com

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

My own artistic endeavours. I am now an artist in large part because of the work by Andrew Wyeth titled Night Sleeper.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

The amazing and magical work by three generations of Wyeths.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

Very nice and always willing to explain the work more.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Open museums in other states for people that love the work but live too far away.

Ways to make it better...

If I could have stayed longer.

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One thing I'd also say is that...

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About once a year

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-1-01

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