July 22 - 29, 2017 Events
inWilmington is excited to announce, IN partnership with the City of Wilmington, the #UnleashWithIN Photo Challenge, a 12-week Instagram-based photo contest open to all ages, skill levels and photography styles. We have one simple question: What does Wilmington unleash withIN you? We're hoping for a wide-range of answers told from all types of viewpoints. As someone who lives, works and plays downtown, I know how truly inspiring Wilmington is to its residents, workers and visitors and I hope together we can tell our community’s beautiful story...Read more »
Riverwalk Mini Golf is an 18-hole miniature golf course located right along the Wilmington Riverwalk! This beautifully lanscaped mini golf course was designed by Harris Miniature Golf of Wildwood, New Jersey and features many of the colors and plant life found along the Riverfront, including the iconic Tom Burke birdhouses...Read more »
June 3, 2017 - August 27, 2017
This exhibition will investigate the trans-Atlantic concept of the ‘complete book,’ which took place between 1860 and 1910. During this 50-year period, the conflation of advances in print technology and the philosophy of the Arts and Crafts Movement led to a new aesthetic in book design. The integration of the book from content to cover as promoted by private press initiatives including William Morris’ Kel...Read more »
Throughout the installation of Craig Colorusso: Sound + Light in the Copeland Sculpture Garden, the Museum will host yoga, tai chi, artist chats, interactive installations, and more.Read more »
This comprehensive and lively installation explores the work of one of America’s original “Mad Men.” McCauley (“Mac”) Conner (born 1913) created advertising campaigns for a variety of products during the decade when the advertising industry was at its height and centered on Madison Avenue. His illustrations for leading women’s magazines such as Redbook and McCall’s animated a wide range of popular literature, from romantic fiction and detective stories, to topics of import such as Cold War anxiety and juvenile delinquency. His work is a “time capsule” of an era when commercial artists helped to redefine American style and culture.Read more »
After a successful career as a musician, Craig Colorusso began building meditative art installations that explore the intersection of music, performance, and sculpture. The first temporary outdoor exhibition in the Museum’s Copeland Sculpture Garden, Craig Colorusso: Sound + Light, features the artist’s Sun Boxes with special presentations of his Cubemusic in the Labyrinth in the Anthony N. Fusco Reservoir.Read more »
Assemblage is a group of 17 women artists from the greater Philadelphia area. While the artists exhibit individually throughout the region, they work toward exhibiting collectively once a year.Read more »
The years 1860–1920 witnessed sweeping changes in book design, inspired by technological developments, marketing strategies, and shifting ideas about art. This exhibition will explore examples of collaborative commercial book projects, which emulate the attractive layouts and decorative bindings of private presses, and the growth of a literate public on both sides of the Atlantic.Read more »
In Robin Swicord's adaptation of E.L. Doctorow's short story, successful suburbanite commuter Howard Wakefield (Bryan Cranston) takes a perverse detour from family life: He vanishes without a trace. Hidden in the attic of his carriage house garage, surviving by scavenging at night, Howard secretly observes the lives of his wife (Jennifer Garner) and children and neighbors...Read more »
Join us for Jungle John Entertainment's dinosaur presentation with an a la carte brunch to follow. Great fun for the whole family!Read more »
Exhibiting together for the first time at our Riverfront Wilmington Museum, Wendell Castle and Nancy Jurs will display earlier and recent works in wood, ceramics, and mixed media (salvaged, reclaimed) showcasing their flawless grasp of art, design, and technology...Read more »
Join us at the Delaware Museum of Natural History for another special exhibit from June 24th - September 4th!Read more »
Somerville Manning Gallery joins in celebration of the 100th birthday of Andrew Wyeth with an exhibition of original paintings June 6 To July 29, 2017. Wyeth is a pivotal artist in the international art scene who maintained his own form of realism during a shift from modernism to abstract expression. In the face of art world criticism that favored the current mode of abstraction, Wyeth steadfastly painted his own mind and style, using representationalism to express his deep innermost feelings and emotion. Careful examination of his subject and a multitude of studies was his style.
The collection at Somerville Manning Gallery will include major works and studies in both watercolor, dry brush, and tempera, the mediums Wyeth used. Andrew Wyeth was a great influence on the art from the Brandywine Valley. Seeing an exhibition of his work at the Somerville Manning Gallery location, an old textile mill on the Brandywine River, allows the viewer to experience his painting in the light and atmosphere from which it was painted.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
Dive into the science of water and experiment with different ways to generate power from this natural resource. Visitors of all ages are invited to discover solutions to science and engineering challenges. This is a drop-in activity, feel free to join the fun at any time from 1 to 4 p.m. Activities are included in admission and free to members. Use Hagley’s main entrance off Route 141 in Wilmington, Delaware.
Admission: Adults: $14; Students and Seniors: $10; Children 6-14: $5; Children 5 and under and Hagley Members: FREERead more »