New This Month

See paintings, kites, mobiles & more at new art exhibits
Will Wilson's Convexed at the Brandywine River Museum

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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