November 19 - 26, 2017 Events
The first major retrospective exhibition of John Sloan’s work since 1988, An American Journey explores all facets of the artist’s long career: his work as an illustrator in Philadelphia, his famous depictions of New York City, his lively views of Gloucester, Massachusetts, and his fascinating studies of Santa Fe, New Mexico.Read more »
Richard Cleaver creates elaborate figurative sculptures full of hidden compartments to capture the lives and secrets of historical figures and personal acquaintances. Cleaver received his bachelor of fine arts degree from Maryland Institute College of Art and completed a master of fine arts degree from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.Read more »
Discover one of the Brandywine Valley's most spectacular holiday showcases! Tour Henry Francis du Pont's dazzling former home decorated in holiday style. Enjoy visions of holidays past and discover exquisitely decorated Christmas trees, such as the majestic dried-flower tree! The theme this year is Treasures of Christmases Past. The dollhouse will be on display in the galleries. Continue to check the website for more information.
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Inspired by the Delaware Art Museum’s Samuel and Mary R. Bancroft Collection of Pre-Raphaelite Art, collaborators Troy Richards and Knut Hybinette will develop a pop-up virtual reality (VR) experience for the Pre-Raphaelite galleries.Read more »
Founded in 1971, the Harmony Weavers Guild is dedicated to the making of cloth—a process involving time-consuming techniques. Created by hand, the works of art highlight attention to design and detail and to richness of color and of textures.Read more »
The Delaware Museum of Natural History has a new special exhibit, titled Here Be Dragons! This special exhibit is showing from September 30th - January 7th.Read more »
Take delight in the little things! Discover cupboards, cabinets, and entire rooms filled with treasures in miniature on this special tour. Floors 3, 7 & 8, Adult (age 8+); 1 hr. Please call 800.448.3883 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.Read more »
Opening reception October 6, 2017 from 5 to 9 PM during Art Loop This exhibition represents Bradley's long-standing interest in geology, alchemy, and the "performative process" of painting. After research of the Soudan Iron Mine near Tower, Minnesota, Bradley began her Soudan Series in the fall of 2015. The depth of mineral imagery from the mine forms the basis for Bradley's new works and serves as a visual metaphor for earth's geological and biological myster...Read more »
Fall classes are open for enrollment now! Go to the CCArts website and choose the links on the left side of the page to find the type of classes for you.
Some new Music and Movement classes include:
Move It, Groove It!, Pre-School Music Time and Harmony for Homeschoolers.
For older teen to adults in the evenings:
Fine Art Photography, Stained Glass, Art & Conversation, Glass Fusion, Ceramics Open Studio/Independent Projects, Dig...Read more »
The exhibition title stems from the 1977 song by the Talking Heads' musician David Byrne, who composed the words, "My building has every convenience... It's gonna make life easy for me... It's gonna be easy to get things done." Inspired, Ledford researched anthropological ceramic traditions used as narratives about culture, individual relationships and activity. His ensembles explore mid-century ideologies of modern conveniences that question women's roles, ma...Read more »
Opening reception November 3, 2017 from 5 to 9 pm during Art Loop Using lens-based media, research and hand-made constructions, Flake transforms exhibition spaces into sites of reflection on political themes. The Canada Option examines the changes in American attitudes towards our northern neighbors as America leaned right by electing President Trump while Canada and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau reaffirmed liberalism. Flake, who obtained her own Certificate o...Read more »
Get your shopping done for the holidays with an array of locally made fine art and crafts. Over 40 artisans selling jewelry, clothing, ceramics, accessories, ornaments and more! $5 admission includes both days. CCArts members are free! We’ll have lunch, a free kids art activity and a bloodymary and wine bar on Sunday. Support local art while having a fun time shopping!
Saturday, Nov. 18, 10am-5pm, Sunday, Nov. 19, 10am-3pm.Read more »
Frauds. Fakes. Trickery. Deceit! Put on your CSI hat and investigate some of the most clever and costliest deceptions of our time in the captivating exhibition Treasures on Trial: The Art and Science of Detecting Fakes.
Learn tricks of the trade from master forgers, what gets faked and why, how scientific methodology assists in spotting fakes, and more! Compare real and fake works, and then ask yourself, “Do you see what you think you see?”
Enjoy related programming, including fascinating lectures with experts, our documentary film series on famous forgers, and Winterthur After Hours.
Interested in reserving a group tour? Please call 800.448.3883, e-mail, or visit the webpage for tickets
Royal Splendor: The Coronation Gown from The Crown, the first in a new Winterthur exhibition series entitled Eye on the Iconic, will feature the replica coronation gown worn in episode five, “Smoke and Mirrors,” of the Netflix series The Crown, a dramatized history of the reign of Queen Elizabeth II. Like the richly symbolic centuries-old coronation ceremony, the coronation dress is iconic—one of the most celebrated dresses of the 20th century and a symbol of a historical moment witnessed by millions around the world. The replica dress is also a true icon, created in celebration of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee.
Join us this fall beginning October 20, 2017, to view this very special dress and experience the rich connections an object like this one makes between the Queen, her people, and the world through the celebration and memory of important historical moments. And look for future presentations in the Eye on the Iconic series, each highlighting a single remarkable object.
Photo courtesy Alex Bailey, The Crown, Netflix