Brandywine River Museum to Close Until June for Renovations

David Bjorkgren
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Image via Mark Gormel.

The Brandywine River Museum in Chadds Ford is closing temporarily to the public beginning Monday, Feb. 15, for renovations to its second and third floors.

Restrooms will be refurbished, making them fully ADA accessible. Their current location will be swtiched with the second floor Strawbridge Gallery.

The reimagined Gallery will open into the Museum’s central atrium. The plan is to improve circulation within the Museum building and enhance the visitor experience.

New state-of-the-art lighting, HVAC and fire suppression systems will also be installed. 

The Museum will be reopening to the public in June with its new special exhibition, Ralston Crawford: Air & Space & War.

While the museum is closed, it will continue to offer a full slate of virtual programming through its “Brandywine at Home” initiative: www.brandywine.org/at-home.  

Funding for renovations is supported in part by the Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program (RACP), a grant program administered by the Pennsylvania Office of the Budget.

Other funding sources include private foundations and individuals.

The Brandywine Museum was the recipient of $2 million in Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program (RACP) funding for this project and other upcoming facility upgrades.

Support from RACP funds will assist the Brandywine in the creation of jobs for Pennsylvanians, and will aid in providing much-needed economic stimulus to the state’s economy.  

About the Brandywine Conservancy & Museum of Art: The Brandywine Conservancy & Museum of Art preserves and promotes the natural and cultural connections between the area’s beautiful landscape, historic sites, and important artists.

The Conservancy protects the lands and waters throughout the Brandywine Valley and other priority conservation areas, developing sustainable approaches to emerging needs and assuring preservation of majestic open spaces and protection of natural resources for generations to come.

The Museum of Art presents and collects historic and contemporary works of American art, engaging and exciting visitors of all ages through an array of exhibitions and programs.

The Brandywine unites the inspiring experiences of art and nature, enhancing the quality of life in its community and among its diverse audiences.

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