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August 19, 2017 - August 19, 2018 Arts & Entertainment Events

The Original Mad Man: Illustrations by Mac Conner

Delaware Art Museum

Aug
19
Sat
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#INbudget ($0-$10), Museum Exhibitions, 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 22 more times through Sep 17

Assemblage: A Regional Collective of Women Artists

Delaware Art Museum

Aug
19
Sat
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 12 more times through Sep 3

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

Delaware Art Museum

Aug
19
Sat
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#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 7 more times through Aug 27

Special Exhibit: In The Dark

Delaware Museum of Natural History

Aug
19
Sat
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INbudget
#INbudget ($0-$10), Museum Exhibitions

Join us at the Delaware Museum of Natural History for another special exhibit from June 24th - September 4th! 

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RECURRING EVENT: Occurs 17 more times through Sep 4

Artists at Work: The Practice of Painting

Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library

Aug
19
Sat
Top Pick
Museum Exhibitions

Benjamin West. John Singleton Copley. Rembrandt Peale. We’re familiar with their paintings, but how much do we know of their challenges in establishing themselves as recognized artists of their times?

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RECURRING EVENT: Occurs 51 more times through Oct 8

Treasures on Trial: The Art and Science of Detecting Fakes

Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library

Aug
19
Sat
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Museum Exhibitions

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


For updated information on Winterthur’s programs, events, and exhibitions, connect with us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram @winterthurmuse and on SnapChat @winterthurmus.

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RECURRING EVENT: Occurs 122 more times through Jan 7

Pawpaw Folk Festival

Alapocas Run State Park

Aug
19
Sat
Family Focused INbudget Top Pick
#ALLinFun (Family Focused), #INbudget ($0-$10), Americana & Folk, Animals & Nature, Food & Drink, Neighborhoods

The Blue Ball Barn at Alapocas Run State Park hosts its fifth annual Pawpaw Folk Festival from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, August 19. It is free with paid park admission.           

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Brandywine Zoo: Career & Animal Science Workshop: Working with Carnivores

Brandywine Zoo

Aug
19
Sat
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Family Focused INbudget
#ALLinFun (Family Focused), #INbudget ($0-$10), Animals & Nature, Educational (Family)

Ages: 10 and up

Working with carnivores can be a risky business. In this program, learn how our keepers safely work with carnivores like the eagles or otters.

Fee: $10/non-member student, $8/DZS member student.

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Treasures on Trial Guided Gallery Walks

Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library

Aug
19
Sat
Museum Exhibitions

Take a guided walk through the Treasures on Trial: The Art and Science of Detecting Fakes, every Saturday and Sunday at 11:30am, 1:00pm and 2:00pm.

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RECURRING EVENT: Occurs 42 more times through Jan 7

Gathering for August Quarterly

Delaware History Museum

Aug
19
Sat
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Family Focused INbudget
#ALLinFun (Family Focused), #INbudget ($0-$10), Museum Exhibitions

 

In celebration of the annual August Quarterly, young visitors (ages 5—12) and their families will enjoy a storytime about the life of Peter Spencer, explore some of the traditions of the independent black church, and decorate their own church fans.

Peter Spencer (1782—1843) founded the Union Church of Africans, the first independent all-black denomination, in Wilmington in 1813. Spencer also started the August Quarterly, now the oldest continuously celebrated African American festival in the United States. He became widely known and respected in Delaware as a church and community organizer, preacher, pastor, teacher, and anti-slavery activist.

Program fee is included with museum admission.
Adults $6.00; Seniors (65+)/Military/Student (with i.d.) $5.00; Children (3-18) $4.00

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The Rocky Horror Picture Show

Theatre N

Aug
19
Sat
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Top Pick
Film, Musical Theater, Theater

Grab your friends and come see THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW with a LIVE SHADOW CAST presented by Frankie's Midnight Runners! 

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RECURRING EVENT: Occurs 11 more times through Jun 16

Barefoot in the Park

The Candlelight Theatre

Aug
19
Sat
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Theater

A romantic comedy by the legendary Neil Simon, BAREFOOT IN THE PARK follows newlyweds Corie and Paul Bratter as they negotiate the trials of marriage, an ever-present mother,  a nosy neighbor, and a 5th floor walk-up. Simon's longest running smash hit and the 10th longest running play in Broadway history,  Barefoot was nominated for 3 Tony Awards and won for Best Director (Mike Nichols).  A laugh-fest as only Neil Simon can deliver, Barefoot will delight and charm in equal doses... 

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RECURRING EVENT: Occurs 4 more times through Aug 26

Todd Barry

live @ the baby grand

Aug
19
Sat
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Top Pick
Comedy

The New York Times describes stand-up comedian Todd Barry as “an impossibly cool combination of Jack Nicholson in his prime and a smug jazz D.J. after a few bong hits.” His sharp, punchy observation humor and biting wit have made him a comic’s comic, and he has worked with such familiar names as Louis CK, Sarah Silverman, and Dave Chappelle. Todd has appeared on most of the late night talk shows, and been featured in several of his own Comedy Central specials. Todd is also an in-demand voiceover artist and has credits on numerous Adult Swim shows such as Aqua Teen Hunger Force and Squidbillies.

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The Original Mad Man: Illustrations by Mac Conner

Delaware Art Museum

Aug
20
Sun
INbudget
#INbudget ($0-$10), Museum Exhibitions, 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 21 more times through Sep 17

Assemblage: A Regional Collective of Women Artists

Delaware Art Museum

Aug
20
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. 

Read more »
RECURRING EVENT: Occurs 11 more times through Sep 3
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