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August 22, 2019 - August 21, 2020 Museum Exhibitions Events

Wicked Plants: The Exhibit

Delaware Museum of Natural History

Aug
22
Thu
Family Focused INbudget
#ALLinFun (Family Focused), #INbudget ($0-$10), Museum Exhibitions

Inspired by author Amy Stewart’s best-selling book Wicked Plants: The Weed that Killed Lincoln’s Mother and other Botanical Atrocities, this fun-filled, family-friendly traveling exhibit gives visitors a safe, hands-on experience with some of the world’s most diabolical botanicals. Thought-provoking and educational, Wicked Plants showcases plants associated with a myriad of health effects, including pain, addiction, obesity, allergies, cognitive impairment and even death!

Two- and three-dimensional interactives fill a Victorian-era ramshackle home, where visitors travel from room to room and learn about various poisonous plants that may be lurking in their homes and backyards. History, medicine, science, legend and lore are brought together to present a treasure trove of bloodcurdling botany that will entertain, alarm and enlighten.

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RECURRING EVENT: Occurs 12 more times through Sep 2

Tilton Mansion History Tour and Meal

University & Whist Club

Aug
22
Thu
Educational (Family), Food & Drink, History, Museum Exhibitions

Schedule a private group tour followed by lunch or dinner with a historic, revolutionary war
era presentation.* Ideal for conferences, corporate meetings, special interest groups.

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RECURRING EVENT: Occurs 679 more times through Jun 30

Collecting for The Future

Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library

Aug
22
Thu
Educational (Family), Museum Exhibitions

When Winterthur opened to the public in 1951, visitors toured a private collection assembled over several decades by Henry Francis du Pont (1880-1969). He dreamed that his collection and 175-room home would “afford all those interested an opportunity to view and to study the conditions surrounding the early American home life.”...

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RECURRING EVENT: Occurs 48 more times through Oct 16

$3 Thursdays

Delaware Museum of Natural History

Aug
22
Thu
Family Focused INbudget
#ALLinFun (Family Focused), #INbudget ($0-$10), Museum Exhibitions, Science

Every Thursday in August, the Delaware Museum of Natural History is lowering admission prices to just $3 per person for the entire day! Explore our newest special exhibit, Wicked Plants, frolic in the Nature Nook, explore hands-on science activities and live animal presentations, enjoy face painting, hike our nature trails, and more.

And, we’re open extended hours on Thursday evenings in August until 7:30 p.m.

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RECURRING EVENT: Occurs 2 more time through Aug 29

Follies: Architectural Whimsy in the Garden

Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library

Aug
22
Thu
GET TICKETS
Animals & Nature, Garden, Museum Exhibitions, Visual Arts

A needle's eye in a pond, a Greek temple in the garden, an Ottoman tent sitting on a hill—these are just a few of the inspirations for our upcoming, first-ever outdoor exhibition Follies: Architectural Whimsy in the Garden! The exhibition showcases whimsical and classic garden structures located throughout the Winterthur estate...

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RECURRING EVENT: Occurs 137 more times through Jan 5

Hamilton and Burr: Who Wrote Their Stories?

Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library

Aug
22
Thu
History, Museum Exhibitions
July 11, 2019–January 5, 2020, Center Gallery
 

The hit Broadway musical Hamilton sparked renewed interest in the Founding Father and his relationship with Aaron Burr, whom he infamously dueled with on July 11, 1804. Opening on the 215th anniversary of the duel, our exhibit picks up where Lin-Manuel Miranda’s musical left off and examines how Alexander Hamilton’s and Burr’s legacies were shaped by other Founding Fathers, a wife, a daughter, historical documents, and yes, even an enormously successful, modern-day musical.

The continuously interwoven fates and legacies of these two seemingly divisive figures, provides an exciting opportunity to explore what stories get written, which get remembered, and why.

Our story begins in the immediate aftermath of the shots in Weehawken, New Jersey, with original correspondence between Burr and Dr. David Hosack regarding Hamilton’s condition. An up-close look at Dr. Hosack, Rev. Benjamin Moore, and the events following the duel will begin to complicate our perceptions of Burr.

The exhibit then dives into the printed material and imagery surrounding these two figures to consider the ways in which Burr’s daughter, Theodosia Burr Alston, and Hamilton’s widow, Elizabeth Schuyler Hamilton, helped shape the print culture to craft legacies of both men.

Setting the scene is an 18th-century velvet coat, similar to the one that inspired Miranda’s vision for the musical—which serves as a reminder that historical narratives can always be re-explored, reconsidered, and rewritten.

 Photo Credit: Courtesy of Winterthur

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RECURRING EVENT: Occurs 116 more times through Jan 5

Costuming THE CROWN

Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library

Aug
22
Thu
GET TICKETS
Museum Exhibitions

From the dazzling gold of Queen Elizabeth’s coronation robe to the simple sophistication of Princess Margaret’s wedding dress, from the majesty of royal crowns and tiaras to the comfort of clothes worn in private family moments, Costuming THE CROWN will feature 40 iconic costumes from the beloved Emmy® award-winning Netflix series, a dramatized history of the reign of Queen Elizabeth II.

This intriguing exhibition provides a behind-the-scenes look at how costume design is used to create riveting drama and to re-create history. Explore the elegance and style of a bygone era by examining the extraordinary contributions of Emmy®- and BAFTA-winning designers Michele Clapton and Jane Petrie to seasons 1 and 2 of The Crown. Discover how costumes play a major role in storytelling and character development in this fictional portrayal of the British royal family that is sweeping the globe!

Read more »
RECURRING EVENT: Occurs 118 more times through Oct 12

N.C. Wyeth: Painter and Illustrator

Somerville Manning Gallery

Aug
22
Thu
Museum Exhibitions, Visual Arts

N.C. Wyeth: Painter and Illustrator

Works from 1903-1940

Opening Reception June 14th, 5:30-7:30 pm

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RECURRING EVENT: Occurs 3 more times through Aug 24

Special Exhibition Tours

Delaware Art Museum

Aug
22
Thu
Museum Exhibitions

Tour Relational Undercurrents: Contemporary Art of the Caribbean Archipelagowith a Museum Guide in Spanish.. Free with admission.

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Wicked Plants: The Exhibit

Delaware Museum of Natural History

Aug
23
Fri
Family Focused INbudget
#ALLinFun (Family Focused), #INbudget ($0-$10), Museum Exhibitions

Inspired by author Amy Stewart’s best-selling book Wicked Plants: The Weed that Killed Lincoln’s Mother and other Botanical Atrocities, this fun-filled, family-friendly traveling exhibit gives visitors a safe, hands-on experience with some of the world’s most diabolical botanicals. Thought-provoking and educational, Wicked Plants showcases plants associated with a myriad of health effects, including pain, addiction, obesity, allergies, cognitive impairment and even death!

Two- and three-dimensional interactives fill a Victorian-era ramshackle home, where visitors travel from room to room and learn about various poisonous plants that may be lurking in their homes and backyards. History, medicine, science, legend and lore are brought together to present a treasure trove of bloodcurdling botany that will entertain, alarm and enlighten.

Read more »
RECURRING EVENT: Occurs 11 more times through Sep 2

Tilton Mansion History Tour and Meal

University & Whist Club

Aug
23
Fri
Educational (Family), Food & Drink, History, Museum Exhibitions

Schedule a private group tour followed by lunch or dinner with a historic, revolutionary war
era presentation.* Ideal for conferences, corporate meetings, special interest groups.

Read more »
RECURRING EVENT: Occurs 678 more times through Jun 30

Collecting for The Future

Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library

Aug
23
Fri
Educational (Family), Museum Exhibitions

When Winterthur opened to the public in 1951, visitors toured a private collection assembled over several decades by Henry Francis du Pont (1880-1969). He dreamed that his collection and 175-room home would “afford all those interested an opportunity to view and to study the conditions surrounding the early American home life.”...

Read more »
RECURRING EVENT: Occurs 47 more times through Oct 16

Follies: Architectural Whimsy in the Garden

Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library

Aug
23
Fri
GET TICKETS
Animals & Nature, Garden, Museum Exhibitions, Visual Arts

A needle's eye in a pond, a Greek temple in the garden, an Ottoman tent sitting on a hill—these are just a few of the inspirations for our upcoming, first-ever outdoor exhibition Follies: Architectural Whimsy in the Garden! The exhibition showcases whimsical and classic garden structures located throughout the Winterthur estate...

Read more »
RECURRING EVENT: Occurs 136 more times through Jan 5

Hamilton and Burr: Who Wrote Their Stories?

Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library

Aug
23
Fri
History, Museum Exhibitions
July 11, 2019–January 5, 2020, Center Gallery
 

The hit Broadway musical Hamilton sparked renewed interest in the Founding Father and his relationship with Aaron Burr, whom he infamously dueled with on July 11, 1804. Opening on the 215th anniversary of the duel, our exhibit picks up where Lin-Manuel Miranda’s musical left off and examines how Alexander Hamilton’s and Burr’s legacies were shaped by other Founding Fathers, a wife, a daughter, historical documents, and yes, even an enormously successful, modern-day musical.

The continuously interwoven fates and legacies of these two seemingly divisive figures, provides an exciting opportunity to explore what stories get written, which get remembered, and why.

Our story begins in the immediate aftermath of the shots in Weehawken, New Jersey, with original correspondence between Burr and Dr. David Hosack regarding Hamilton’s condition. An up-close look at Dr. Hosack, Rev. Benjamin Moore, and the events following the duel will begin to complicate our perceptions of Burr.

The exhibit then dives into the printed material and imagery surrounding these two figures to consider the ways in which Burr’s daughter, Theodosia Burr Alston, and Hamilton’s widow, Elizabeth Schuyler Hamilton, helped shape the print culture to craft legacies of both men.

Setting the scene is an 18th-century velvet coat, similar to the one that inspired Miranda’s vision for the musical—which serves as a reminder that historical narratives can always be re-explored, reconsidered, and rewritten.

 Photo Credit: Courtesy of Winterthur

Read more »
RECURRING EVENT: Occurs 115 more times through Jan 5

Costuming THE CROWN

Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library

Aug
23
Fri
GET TICKETS
Museum Exhibitions

From the dazzling gold of Queen Elizabeth’s coronation robe to the simple sophistication of Princess Margaret’s wedding dress, from the majesty of royal crowns and tiaras to the comfort of clothes worn in private family moments, Costuming THE CROWN will feature 40 iconic costumes from the beloved Emmy® award-winning Netflix series, a dramatized history of the reign of Queen Elizabeth II.

This intriguing exhibition provides a behind-the-scenes look at how costume design is used to create riveting drama and to re-create history. Explore the elegance and style of a bygone era by examining the extraordinary contributions of Emmy®- and BAFTA-winning designers Michele Clapton and Jane Petrie to seasons 1 and 2 of The Crown. Discover how costumes play a major role in storytelling and character development in this fictional portrayal of the British royal family that is sweeping the globe!

Read more »
RECURRING EVENT: Occurs 117 more times through Oct 12
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