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March Museums and history exhibits and shows in Delaware: arts and entertainment


Beyond Words: The Symbolic Language of Plants
Thru April 8 Studio 155, a group of 17 Washington, D.C.- based artists, exhibits approximately 40 works of botanical art. Delaware Art Museum, 2301 Kentmere Pkwy., Wilmington, 571-9590, delart.org

editor’s pick A Circle of Friendship United by Ideals
Thru June The Delaware Historical Society presents an exhibition celebrating the centennial of girl scouting and the 50th anniversary of the Girl Scouts of the Chesapeake Bay Council. Delaware History Museum, 504 N. Market St., Wilmington, 655-7161, dehistory.org

Winterthur Furniture Forum
March 1-2 The Sewell C. Biggs Furniture Forum: “Furniture of the South: Makers & Consumers,” explores the furniture of specific Southern regions as well as Northern-made furniture that was sold to Southerners. Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library, Del. 52, Winterthur, 888-4600, winterthur.org

Jewels of the Generations: The Legacy of the Loockerman and Bradford Family of Dover
March 2 First Friday marks the beginning of this exhibit of early American clothing, Victorian jewelry, European and Asian ceramics, American and European silver and portraits, and Delaware and Philadelphia furniture. Biggs Museum of American Art, 406 Federal St., Dover, 674-2111, biggsmuseum.org

The American Eagle: Symbol of Freedom and Enterprise to the du Pont Family
March 10-Dec. 31 Discover the ways in which the image of the eagle has been an important icon in the history of the du Pont family. Hagley Museum and Library, Del. 141, Wilmington, 658-2400, hagley.org

Art and the Environment
March 14, 21, 28 Take in one, two or all three of the distinctive lectures offered in this morning series at the Brandywine River Museum. Brandywine River Museum, U.S. 1, Chadds Ford, Pa., (610) 388-2700, www.brandywinemuseum.org

Clivia Symposium and Show
March 17-18 The North American Clivia Society brings its symposium and show to Longwood, featuring a special display of Chinese clivia. Longwood Gardens, U.S. 1, Kennett Square, Pa., (610) 388-1000, longwoodgardens.org


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