• Wyeth Wartime Work Joins Collection

    Wyeth Wartime Work Joins Collection

    Brandywine River Museum of Art Adds N.C. Painting

    The Brandywine River Museum of Art recently welcomed the generous gift of an N.C. Wyeth painting to its renowned collection. Public Health…
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  • The Lure of Art and Land Conservation

    The Lure of Art and Land Conservation

    Exhibition spotlights artists’ appreciation of region’s natural beauty

    For more than two centuries, the Brandywine Valley has been celebrated for its picturesque streams, rich farmlands, dazzling gardens, abundance of mills,…
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  • Classical Ballet in Media via Moscow

    Classical Ballet in Media via Moscow

    Students value technique and tradition at Pennsylvania academy

    It is late March in Media, Pa., and I'm watching a rehearsal at the Academy of International Ballet, where students learn to…
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  • A Young Violinist’s Victory

    A Young Violinist’s Victory

    Teen Wins Chance to Solo with the Delaware County Symphony

    It was on a quiet Sunday afternoon in October 2013, during the Delaware County Symphony's 31st annual Youth Concerto Competition, that I…
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  • One Day in Pompeii

    One Day in Pompeii

    World Premiere of Riveting Exhibition at the Franklin Institute in Philadelphia

    Daybreak, August 25, 79 A.D. Pompeii, with its 20,000 residents, is a thriving commercial center located a few miles from the Bay…
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  • Into White

    Into White

    The Question is Simple: Is White Really a Color?

    There are differing opinions among color theory purists whether white should be considered a color at all, since it represents the absence…
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  • 50th Annual Delaware Antiques Show

    50th Annual Delaware Antiques Show

    Sixty of the country’s most distinguished antique dealers return to present a stunning array of American accessories

    If the walls of Blenheim Palace could talk, what would they say? "I think it would be like listening to an historical novel with lots…
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  • For Your Eyes Only

    For Your Eyes Only

    Who doesn’t love a mystery, or in this case a mysterious art form?

    Hand-painted individual eye miniatures were all the rage from 1790 to 1830 in aristocratic England. Barely an inch wide, the "lover's eyes"…
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  • Neilson Carlin

    Neilson Carlin

    American Realism

    One night in 1997, on a train somewhere near Trenton, a young artist named Neilson Carlin began to wonder why he had…
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  • Phoenixville Majolica

    Phoenixville Majolica

    The whimsical wares that took America by storm

    Majolica made transferware look staid. Majolica is fun. To quote the Majolica International Society, it is a "whimsical, humorous, richly sculpted, and…
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  • The Civil War Comes to Chadds Ford

    The Civil War Comes to Chadds Ford

    Explore Civil War memorabilia directly from the battlefield

    This year commemorates the 150th anniversary of three important Civil War events: the Battle of Gettysburg, the Battle of Vicksburg, and the…
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  • Mining Your Local Rambles

    Mining Your Local Rambles

    Discover treasures in your own backyard!

    Mineral specimen displays at museums may seem unattainable to the average person, but there are many places around Chester County where you…
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  • Whitesmithing


    Ironwork with a fancy twist

    What is a whitesmith? Look it up and you'll find some variant of: "tinsmith" and "a worker in iron who finishes or…
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  • Art Appreciation

    Art Appreciation

    Art & Antiques Have Become A Safe Haven

    Like most dealers in the world of fine art, antiques, and collectibles, H.L. "Skip" Chalfant believes a person should buy a painting…
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