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May 19, 2017 - May 19, 2018 Museum Exhibitions Events

The Original Mad Man: Illustrations by Mac Conner

Delaware Art Museum

Aug
26
Sat
Family Focused INbudget
#ALLinFun (Family Focused), #INbudget ($0-$10), Educational (Family), Museum Exhibitions, Neighborhoods, Visual Arts

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.

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RECURRING EVENT: Occurs 17 more times through Sep 17

The Cover Sells the Book: Transformations in Commercial Book Publishing, 1860–1920

Delaware Art Museum

Aug
26
Sat
INbudget
#INbudget ($0-$10), Classes, Lectures & Workshops, Museum Exhibitions

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.

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RECURRING EVENT: Occurs 2 more time through Aug 27

Science Saturday – Rocking Roller Coasters

Hagley Museum and Library

Aug
26
Sat
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Family Focused
#ALLinFun (Family Focused), Classes, Lectures & Workshops, Educational (Family), Museum Exhibitions, Science

Rock and roll with acceleration, physics, and lots of loops as you create a miniature roller coaster. 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: FREE

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The Original Mad Man: Illustrations by Mac Conner

Delaware Art Museum

Aug
27
Sun
Family Focused INbudget
#ALLinFun (Family Focused), #INbudget ($0-$10), Educational (Family), Museum Exhibitions, Neighborhoods, Visual Arts

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 »
RECURRING EVENT: Occurs 16 more times through Sep 17

The Cover Sells the Book: Transformations in Commercial Book Publishing, 1860–1920

Delaware Art Museum

Aug
27
Sun
INbudget
#INbudget ($0-$10), Classes, Lectures & Workshops, Museum Exhibitions

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 »

The Cover Sells the Book: Transformations in Commercial Book Publishing, 1860-1920

Delaware Art Museum

Aug
27
Sun
INbudget
#INbudget ($0-$10), Museum Exhibitions

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 »

Assemblage: A Regional Collective of Women Artists

Delaware Art Museum

Aug
27
Sun
Family Focused INbudget
#ALLinFun (Family Focused), #INbudget ($0-$10), Educational (Family), Museum Exhibitions

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. 

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RECURRING EVENT: Occurs 6 more times through Sep 3

Assemblage: A Regional Collective of Women Artists

Delaware Art Museum

Aug
30
Wed
Family Focused INbudget
#ALLinFun (Family Focused), #INbudget ($0-$10), Educational (Family), Museum Exhibitions

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. 

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RECURRING EVENT: Occurs 5 more times through Sep 3

The Original Mad Man: Illustrations by Mac Conner

Delaware Art Museum

Aug
30
Wed
Family Focused INbudget
#ALLinFun (Family Focused), #INbudget ($0-$10), Educational (Family), Museum Exhibitions, Neighborhoods, Visual Arts

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 »
RECURRING EVENT: Occurs 15 more times through Sep 17

Bike & Hike: Dog Days of Summer Presented by Dogfish Head Craft Brewery

Hagley Museum and Library

Aug
30
Wed
GET TICKETS
Family Focused INbudget
#ALLinFun (Family Focused), #INbudget ($0-$10), Health & Wellness, Museum Exhibitions

Bring your canine companion to Hagley for this week’s Bike and Hike. Visit areas normally closed to foot traffic. Bring a picnic or dine at the Belin House Organic Cafe. Admission is $2 per person, and free for members and children five and under. Use Hagley’s main entrance off Route 141 in Wilmington, Delaware.

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Assemblage: A Regional Collective of Women Artists

Delaware Art Museum

Aug
31
Thu
Family Focused INbudget
#ALLinFun (Family Focused), #INbudget ($0-$10), Educational (Family), Museum Exhibitions

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 »
RECURRING EVENT: Occurs 4 more times through Sep 3

The Original Mad Man: Illustrations by Mac Conner

Delaware Art Museum

Aug
31
Thu
Family Focused INbudget
#ALLinFun (Family Focused), #INbudget ($0-$10), Educational (Family), Museum Exhibitions, Neighborhoods, Visual Arts

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 »
RECURRING EVENT: Occurs 14 more times through Sep 17

Retro Happy Hours

Delaware Art Museum

Aug
31
Thu
INbudget
#INbudget ($0-$10), Food & Drink, Museum Exhibitions, Neighborhoods, Networking & Social Events

Loosen up after a long day with a retro-inspired happy hour by Toscana and Mad Men-era illustrations on view in the exhibition The Original Mad Man: Illustrations by Mac Conner. Mingle with friends outside on the terrace or come indoors to tour the galleries. 

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RECURRING EVENT: Occurs 3 more times through Sep 14

Assemblage: A Regional Collective of Women Artists

Delaware Art Museum

Sep
01
Fri
Family Focused INbudget
#ALLinFun (Family Focused), #INbudget ($0-$10), Educational (Family), Museum Exhibitions

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 »
RECURRING EVENT: Occurs 3 more times through Sep 3

The Original Mad Man: Illustrations by Mac Conner

Delaware Art Museum

Sep
01
Fri
Family Focused INbudget
#ALLinFun (Family Focused), #INbudget ($0-$10), Educational (Family), Museum Exhibitions, Neighborhoods, Visual Arts

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 »
RECURRING EVENT: Occurs 13 more times through Sep 17
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