July 17 - 24, 2019 Events
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 »
Our summer pop-up market begins Thursday, June 13th, from 11 AM – 2 PM in the “Nemours Plaza” - located at the intersection of Tatnall St. and Delaware Ave. (between the Brandywine Building and the Nemours Building, Downtown Wilmington DE). There will be activities scheduled in the plaza space throughout the summer months. Event schedule will be updated weekly
Our Summer Group Show features a variety of styles & media including paintings, wood collage, ceramics, art glass and jewelry. Annual custom framing sale - 15% off all framing orders placed in July. Summer Hours: Monday – Friday 9 – 5 (No Opening Reception in July) Celebrating 40 Years in Business 1979 – 2019Read more »
Out from the cloak of darkness emerges a fantastical universe of images that seem to exist in both the past and the present simultaneously. Drawing from an ancient visual language, Singletary seamlessly bridges history with the contemporary by capturing his meticulous and intimate choreography with an open-spectrum camera in his one-of-a-kind UV light studio using sophisticated OLED monitors...Read more »
The Mezzanine Gallery will feature an exhibition of paintings and photographs by Middletown artist Katie Lillard. The exhibition, called “One,” will be on view from July 5-26, 2019. The artist will host a free opening reception on Friday, July 12 from 5-7 p.m.Read more »
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 »
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and examines how Alexander Hamilton’s and Burr’s legacies were shaped by other Founding Fathers, a wife, a daughter, historical documents, and yes, even an enormously successful, modern-day musical.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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Now through July 28, 2019
Winterthur has a secret. Scattered throughout the various offices, storage rooms, and libraries of our extensive campus is a midcentury modern furniture collection. Represented in this group of furnishings is an incredible spectrum of Knoll and Herman Miller objects purchased as early as 1957. Unity by Design explores the perceived juxtaposition of midcentury modernism at an institution rooted in traditional Americana. This lived collection of approximately 150 objects provides an exciting opportunity to both evaluate how American design operates in a cross-generational context and explore how midcentury modernism was and is experienced.
Visitors will be wrapped up in a midcentury modern interior as they explore the evolution of this distinctly American design movement. They will have the opportunity to take an in-depth look at the construction of midcentury modern furniture to better understand how industrialization and technical innovation influenced the design of these objects. Don’t miss this opportunity to see Winterthur’s first gallery exhibit on midcentury modern furniture! Exhibit is in the Society of Winterthur Fellows Gallery. Included with admission. Members free.
Photo Credit: Courtesy of Winterthur
St. Hedwig Catholic Church of Wilmington, Wilmington & Western Railroad, and Appleton Catering have partnered to create this brand new event for Delaware Residents of both Wilmington & the Red Clay Valley to enjoy.
The event was created to be an continuation of the famous Polish Festival, held annually at the Wilmington Riverfront.Read more »
Members from the state of Delaware Community Support Unit are available to assist with resume creation and job search activities.Read more »
Save the dates for The 8th Annual Ladybug Music Festival Presented by Chase on July 18 & 19th, 2019 in Wilmington, DE!
Always FREE to attend! Don't miss the country's largest celebration of women in music! This is a family-friendly event for all-ages!
Get fresh, local food at the Bellevue Community Center Farm Stand Fridays 5-8PM June-September.Read more »
N.C. Wyeth: Painter and Illustrator
Works from 1903-1940
Opening Reception June 14th, 5:30-7:30 pmRead more »
Mix, mingle, and get a little messy in the Museum’s ceramics studio! Enjoy beer, wine, and light snacks. Experiment with clay and complete a functional piece of pottery that the Museum will glaze. No experience necessary.Instructor: Peter Morgan. Must be 21 or older to participate.Read more »
Experience the city like never before on this special evening version of our tour! The city's lights make this a romantic evening along the water. Enjoy a full-bar and delicious snacks while you take in the breathtaking views...Read more »