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See paintings, kites, mobiles & more at new art exhibits

View contemporary paintings that “fool the eye” at the Brandywine River Museum in Chadds Ford, PA during Reality Check: Contemporary American Trompe l’Oeil Painting, Sept. 11-Nov. 18. Free with admission, $6-$10, free on Sundays during Sept.

Brad Howe brings his kinetic sculptures to the Community Arts Center in Wallingford, PA, Sept. 19-Oct. 15. Families can make their own mobiles with Howe during a workshop on Sept. 18 ($115, pre-register).


FREE Flight: Kites Community Project on the lawn of the Woodmere Art Museum in Phila. features dozens of high-flying kites created by local students, inspired by artist Sam Maitin’s colorful imagery, Sept. 19-Nov. 14. Inside the museum, another student exhibit, Expeditionary Art, highlights the art of Russell Byers Charter School, Sept. 5-Oct. 17.

Attack at Twilight by Roger Blum at the Constitution CenterThe Art of the American Soldier opens at the National Constitution Center in Phila. Sept. 24 & continues through Jan. 10, 2011. More than 250 works depict A Soldier’s Life, A Soldier’s Duty, A Soldier’s Sacrifice and The American Soldier, from World War I to present day. Families can also watch Through Their Eyes, an accompanying theater presentation, Wed.-Sun. Free with admission, $8-$12; veterans & military families receive $2 off admission; active military personnel & career military retirees free.

The South Jersey Museum of American History in Glassboro will feature works by local artist Madeleine, Sept. 25-Oct. 30. Free with admission, $3-$4. Free admission, refreshments & open house on Sept. 25, 12noon-5pm. 856-442-0688.

The Delaware Art Museum in Wilmington, DE presents Leonard Baskin: Art from the Gift of Alfred Appel, Jr., Sept. 26-Jan. 9, 2011. Early works by Baskin on display include images of artists, literary figures & birds. Free with admission, $6-$12, free on Sun.

Stephanie Halinski is calendar editor of MetroKids.

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