May museums and history calendar for Delaware: arts and entertainment

Painted Poetry: The Art of Mary Page Evans
Thru July 15 Wilmington-based painter Mary Page Evans works directly from nature to capture a specific landscape, figure, tree or sky, making an effort to establish locale, time of day and quality of light. Delaware Art Museum, 2301 Kentmere Pkwy., Wilmington, 571-9590,

Daytime Fountain Shows
Thru Oct. 14 Longwoods’ fountains run continuously throughout the day, from 9 a.m. to gardens’ close, with five-minute shows at noon, 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. Longwood Gardens, U.S. 1, Kennett Square, Pa., (610) 388-1000,

Spring Lecture: David Suisman
May 2 David Suisman, professor of history at the University of Delaware, speaks about his recently published book, “Selling Sounds: The Commercial Revolution in American Music.” Hagley Museum and Library, Del. 141, Wilmington, 658-2400,

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Picturing WWI: The American Illustration Collection of the Delaware National Guard
May 4-June 24 View illustrations by Frank E. Schoonover and Gayle Porter Hoskins of key events and scenes from World War I, in a collection now owned by the Delaware National Guard. Biggs Museum of American Art, 406
Federal St., Dover, 674-2111,

New Castle Nuptials: Recalling an Exhibit of 19th-Century Wedding Dresses
May 5 Michael Connolly, director of the New Castle Historical Society, presents images and examples from the society’s exhibit. Rehoboth Beach Museum, 511 Rehoboth Ave., 227-7310,

A Lasting Legacy: Sixty Years of Winterthur Graduate Programs
May 25-Jan. 6 For nearly six decades, the University of Delaware and Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library have guided two groundbreaking graduate programs. In this exhibit, see the accomplishments of this distinctive university-museum partnership.
Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library, Del. 52, Winterthur, 888-4600,

Pierced, Punched, Painted: Decorative Tinware from Winterthur
May 26-July 15 Back in the day, tinsmiths worked metal into a wide range of household items. The antique tinware that survived was cherished and preserved because it had lively painting or surface decoration. View such items from the Winterthur Museum Collection at the Brandywine River Museum. Brandywine River Museum, U.S. 1, Chadds Ford, Pa., (610) 388-2700,


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