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June 10 - October 21
The Delaware Contemporary, 200 S. Madison St.
Wilmington, DE
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What activities engage the human mind? What is the role of curiosity? What socioeconomic factors prohibit us from growing? Play is essential to cognitive growth and development in children; a critical piece to advancing problem solving processes. Although play evolves as we grow older, elements of curiosity and wonder nurture the fundamentals of play, of […]

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e. jean lanyon: The Magic Language

April 9 @ 10:00 am - August 7 @ 4:00 pm
Delaware Art Museum, 2301 Kentmere Parkwat
Wilmington, DE
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Free with Museum Admission

The Delaware Art Museum celebrates the career of e. jean lanyon with this Distinguished Artist exhibition. Educated at Goddard College and Chouinard Art Institute, lanyon is well known for her work as a visual artist and poet. She has woven these two creative impulses together throughout her life. In 1979, lanyon was appointed Poet Laureate […]

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Jacqueline Kennedy and H. F. du Pont: From Winterthur to the White House

May 7, 2022 @ 10:00 am - January 8, 2023 @ 5:00 pm
Winterthur Museum, Garden and Library, 5105 Kennett Pike
Winterthur, DE
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In 1961, an unusual partnership was formed when the youngest First Lady in American history, Jacqueline Kennedy, appointed a reserved octogenarian collector from Delaware, Henry Francis du Pont, to lead her project to restore the White House interiors. Du Pont brought credibility to Kennedy’s efforts and vision, and her enormous popularity lifted him onto the […]

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Art Addiction

June 9 @ 10:00 am - July 31 @ 4:00 pm
Delaware Art Museum, 2301 Kentmere Parkwat
Wilmington, DE
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Free with admission

A Juried art competition hosted by the Latin American Community Center’s Prevention Prompters Program Artaddiction seeks to explore addiction, recovery, and mental health through artistic expression. This year’s theme is “Resilience”. ARTADDDICTION welcomes everyone 18 years old and above, to present artwork in painting (All techniques), drawing, photography, graphic design, and collage that explores the […]

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9:30 am

Plein Air Painting in Gouache

June 25 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
Delaware Art Museum, 2301 Kentmere Parkwat
Wilmington, DE
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$85 – $105

A two-day workshop in painting outdoors with gouache (opaque watercolor), a fun and versatile water-based medium, well suited for painting on location. Techniques will include choosing a landscape composition, gouache paint handling, mixing a wide range of colors from a simplified palette, and creating textures for trees, grasses and other landscape elements. The workshop will […]

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10:00 am

Philadelphia Concours d’Elegance

June 25 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Simeone Foundation Automotive Museum, 6825 Norwitch Dr.
Philadelphia, PA 19153 United States
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$25

Nonprofit Cool Cars for Kids presents the Philadelphia Concours d’Elegance, the premier concours event in the City of Brotherly Love, on June 25, 2022, in celebration of the "Snakes" – the iconic Ford Shelby Cobra and Dodge Viper. The nonprofit Cool Cars for Kids, Inc. (CCfK) will stage the Philadelphia Concours d’Elegance the classic car […]

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1:00 pm

“An Uphill Battle: The Unfulfilled Promise of the Civil War 1865-1896”

June 25 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
The Old State House, 25 The Green
Dover, DE
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Free

At the end of the Civil War, great change seemed promised with the first federal civil rights acts and amendments. Why instead did the nation descend into segregation? In recognition of Juneteenth, lead historic-site interpreter Gavin Malone explores the constitutional amendments, the first federal civil rights acts, Delaware’s political climate and reactions to federal legislation […]

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