Pictured is one of the Museum's vintage tree ornaments, all of which are hand-made by dozens of volunteers.
Everyone has heard of the 3 Ghosts of Christmas... and when you arrive at the Brandywine River Museum of Art, it is easy to imagine the Ghost of Christmas Past haunting its halls...browsing three generations of Wyeth masterpieces and special galleries adorned with the works of other American masters.  

Gorgeous Christmas Trees are everywhere, decorated with vintage-style handcrafted ornaments made by dozens of museum volunteers.

In addition to permanent art collections, there is an exhibit by Dylan Gautier and several recently acquired pieces that include N. C. Wyeth’s masterful tempera painting Island Funeral (1939). 

Plus three watercolors by Andrew Wyeth —Master of the Hounds (1949) depicting local horseman Gilbert Mather, The Pirates (1939), and Murlanda (1996), a portrait of the Wyeths’ long-time friend and collection manager Mary Landa.  Newly acquired work by Jamie Wyeth includes a portrait of Deo du Pont Weymouth done in 1964 and the recently completed portraits of Andy Warhol (First in the Screen Door Sequence, 2015).

The remarkable Brandywine Railroad O-gauge model train display features trains running on nearly 2,000 feet of track and includes more than 1,000 pieces, from locomotives, passenger and freight trains, to clockwork sets and trolleys that pass through a small town, a farm, factories and even a carnival.

The antique Victorian Dollhouse (circa 1900) is a wonder of workmanship. The eleven-room house is true to Victorian decor-cluttered rooms filled with overstuffed furniture, wax flowers, gilt mirrors, fringed cushions, and knickknacks--all made to scale.

Check their December Calendar for fun and playful events including:

Sundays, Dec 3, 10, 17, 31 --1 to 3 p.m.

CHILDREN’S CHRISTMAS PARTY Wednesday, Dec 6 -- 6–8 p.m.

Saturdays, Dec 16 -- 8:30–10 a.m.

Brandywine River Museum of Art Website

1 Hoffman's Mill Rd, Chadds Ford, PA 19317
Phone: (610) 388-2700