The First Art Newspaper on the Net   Established in 1996 United States Monday, May 21, 2018

Brandywine River Museum of Art to install transformative lighting in its galleries
Project work will take place from January 4 through mid-March, 2016. The museum will be open during this time period.

CHADDS FORD, PA.- Visitors to the Brandywine River Museum of Art will soon experience its renowned collection of American art and special exhibitions in a whole new light starting in 2016, thanks to a $1 million grant from Crystal Trust. A new tracked lighting system with energy-efficient LED fixtures will be installed in all of the museum's six galleries. The grant will also fund related projects intended to improve the visitor experience.

"The installation of state-of-the-art lighting in all of the museum's galleries will transform our visitors' experience of the Brandywine," said Thomas Padon, director of the Brandywine River Museum of Art. "Light is a key factor in creating an atmosphere in the museum that is both welcoming and provides optimal viewing of works of art." Padon added that the new system will allow for greater flexibility in lighting the variety of art within the museum's galleries-ranging from its iconic paintings created by the Wyeth family of artists to fragile works on paper by Winslow Homer.

The new LED lighting has a significantly whiter cast of light. "It's like seeing some of these paintings for the first time," noted Padon. "The LED lights afford better rendition of color, so visitors can truly appreciate the subtlety and range of tones in each work of art. The lights will also consume substantially less energy, giving the museum a smaller carbon footprint. We are deeply grateful to Crystal Trust for funding this transformative project and for the Trust's ongoing commitment and generosity to the museum."

Project work will take place from January 4 through mid-March, 2016. The museum will be open during this time period. While the project will require occasional gallery closures, the Brandywine's best-known paintings by N.C. Wyeth, including his illustration for Treasure Island, as well as iconic works by Andrew Wyeth and Jamie Wyeth, will be on continuous view. A full slate of educational programs, including the Read-Aloud program for young children in February and March, will be presented.

For this project the Brandywine will be working with the following firms: Litelab, an internationally renowned lighting manufacturer whose clients include the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Harvard University Art Museums and the Pace gallery in Beijing; Wohlsen Construction, the general contractor; and GWWO Architectural Sources of Baltimore, the firm that designed the original building in 1971, as well as its subsequent additions.

In addition, the museum's lecture room will be renovated with funds from Crystal Trust. Located on the ground floor, the lecture room is the Brandywine's largest gathering space. Seating up to 180, it is used for art education, from intimate conversations with artists to hands-on activities for dozens of children, as well as for Conservancy programs, including public meetings and programs about environmental topics. State-of-the-art audio visual equipment will be installed, providing a better visitor experience.

With this grant funding, Brandywine will also create a new audio tour system. Visitors will be able to obtain educational content and educational materials with their own cellphones and tablets through a mobile web platform. Devices will be available for visitors who do not have, or do not wish to use, their own.

Today's News

January 4, 2016

French-US art dealer Guy Wildenstein in court over multi-billion inheritance spat

The Heckscher Museum of Art presents "You Go Girl!" celebrating women artists and "Men at Work"

Photographs by Marvin E. Newman made in New York and Chicago on view at Howard Greenberg Gallery

From Shelbys to supercars, RM Sotheby's Arizona Sale offers collector cars of every era

Brandywine River Museum of Art to install transformative lighting in its galleries

New book brings together versions of artist Alec Soth's four previous publications

Second digital edition of Art Bulletin of Nationalmuseum Sweden now available

"Death Does Not Have the Last Word: The Experience of Auschwitz Today" on view in the Center for Persecuted Arts

Exhibition at Laura Bartlett Gallery brings together a group of contemporary artists

30th anniversary San Francisco Tribal & Textile Arts Show spotlights ethnographic arts

Blaffer Art Museum's Window into Houston series presents Kelly O'Connor's In Real Life

Exhibition of recent color photographs by California-based artist David Maisel to open at Haines Gallery

Giovanni Garcia-Fenech's most recent revealing self-portraits on view at Postmasters

Exhibition at MuCEM offers a glimpse of the rich contemporary art scene in Tunisia

Photo London launches plans for 2016: 80 of world's leading galleries to participate

Nine national and international artists exhibit works on paper at Pentimenti Gallery

Tang announces publication of 'Everything is Connected,' a history of the museum

BP Portrait Award 2016 call for entries now open

Los Angeles Fine Art Show to debut alongside LA Art Show

1970s French singer Delpech dies aged 69

Windows Hung with Shutters: Group exhibition on view at RaebervonStenglin

Most Popular Last Seven Days

1.- Boy and an amateur archaeologist unearth legendary Danish king's trove in Germany

2.- Exhibition at The Met illustrates what visitors encountered at The palace of Versailles

3.- Philadelphia Museum of Art opens "Modern Times: American Art 1910-1950"

4.- Exhibition at Michael Hoppen Gallery presents a cross-section of works from Thomas Mailaender's career

5.- New York's Chelsea Hotel celebrity door auction raises $400,000

6.- Stevie Ray Vaughan's first guitar drives Entertainment & Music Memorabilia Auction to nearly $2.9 million

7.- Lichtenstein's Nude with Blue Hair tops $2.4 million sale of Modern & Contemporary Prints & Multiples

8.- $6.7 million Fancy Intense Blue Diamond sets auction record at Sotheby's New York

9.- Mexico court blocks sales of controversial Frida Kahlo Barbie doll

10.- Dutch museums to conduct new research on the paintings of Pieter de Hooch

Museums, Exhibits, Artists, Milestones, Digital Art, Architecture, Photography,
Photographers, Special Photos, Special Reports, Featured Stories, Auctions, Art Fairs,
Anecdotes, Art Quiz, Education, Mythology, 3D Images, Last Week, .


Ignacio Villarreal
Editor & Publisher:Jose Villarreal - Consultant: Ignacio Villarreal Jr.
Art Director: Juan José Sepúlveda Ramírez

Royalville Communications, Inc
Founder's Site. The most varied versions
of this beautiful prayer.
to a Mexican poet.

The First Art Newspaper on the Net. The Best Versions Of Ave Maria Song Junco de la Vega Site Ignacio Villarreal Site
Tell a Friend
Dear User, please complete the form below in order to recommend the Artdaily newsletter to someone you know.
Please complete all fields marked *.
Sending Mail
Sending Successful