Pirate Adventure Family Day at Brandywine River Museum

Sunday, November 6 beginning at 11:30 a.m.   
Free admission until Noon 

Children and their parents can discover a world of pirate adventure at the Brandywine River Museum's Pirate Adventure Family Day, Sunday, November 6, beginning at 11:30 a.m. "Weekend Buccaneers" can create their own pirate hats and look for treasure hidden throughout the special exhibition, N.C. Wyeth's Treasure Island, Classic Illustrations for a Classic Tale.

At 1:30 p.m. the 2002 Disney animated film Treasure Planet (PG) will be shown in the Lecture RoomT. The animators for this Disney film were highly influenced by N.C. Wyeth's Treasure Island illustrations and incorporated aspects of his style (color, lighting, scene design) into the movie's backgrounds and settings.     

N.C. Wyeth's Treasure IslandClassic Illustrations for a Classic Tale (through November 20, 2011) celebrates the 100th anniversary of the publication of Robert Louis Stevenson's TreasureIsland with illustrations by N.C. Wyeth.  The famous edition was a critical and popular success, established Wyeth among the period's foremost illustrators, and became the iconic Treasure Island for generations of readers.  To mark the anniversary, all 16 dramatic paintings created by Wyeth will be on display together for the first time since they left the artist's studio a century ago. The exhibition also presents some Treasure Island productions of the last 100 years created by the many illustrators, theater and film directors and even digital application designers who have been influenced by Wyeth's imaginative vision.  These productions are as varied as a 1915 stage version and Disney's 2002 movie Treasure Planet.

For more information:  call 610-388-2700 or visit www.brandywinemuseum.org.

Location:  The Brandywine River Museum, located on U.S. Route 1 in Chadds Ford

This event is appropriate for: the whole family

Cost:  Admission is $10 for adults; $6 for seniors ages 65 and older, students, and children 6-12; free for children under six and Brandywine Conservancy members.