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September museums and history events calendar for Delaware: arts and entertainment


editor’s pick Art is Everywhere!
Thru Oct. 1 The Delaware Art Museum’s year-long centennial celebration continues with a pop-up art campaign—an outdoor museum exhibition that uses main streets and landmark spaces throughout the state as its gallery. Various venues, delart.org

Design Days in the Museum Store
Thursdays in Sept. Interior designer Sandy Brown will be on hand at Winterthur to help solve your decorating dilemmas. Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library, Del. 52, Winterthur, 888-4600, winterthur.org

Glass Transformed
Sept. 7-Oct. 28 Annapolis, Maryland-based photographer Celia Pearson holds her first museum presentation in the state of Delaware, focusing on unique sea glass collections worldwide. Biggs Museum of American Art, 406 Federal St., Dover, 674-2111, biggsmuseum.org

Martha Jackson Jarvis: Ancestors’ Bones
Sept. 5-Dec. 9 View the artist’s nature-based installation including drawings, digitally enhanced imagery and sculpture. University Museums, Mechanical Hall Gallery, Newark, 831-8037,

editor’s pick Picturing Poe: Illustrations for Edgar Allan Poe’s Stories and Poems
Sept. 8-Nov. 15 More than 30 artists are represented through paintings, drawings, prints and books illustrating the author’s macabre and mysterious works. Brandywine River Museum, U.S. 1, Chadds Ford, Pa., (610) 388-2700, www.brandywinemuseum.org

100 Years of Picturing the Nation’s Business: Photographs from the Collection of the Chamber of Commerce of the United States of America
Sept. 8-Feb. 3 Original prints from Lewis Hine, Margaret Bourke-White, Arthur Rothstein, William Rittase, Robert Yarnall Richie and Dorothea Lange are included in the chamber’s 100th anniversary exhibit. Hagley Museum and Library, Del. 141, Wilmington, 658-2400, hagley.org

The Vibrancy of Fall
Sept. 13-Oct. 7 Take a guided tour of the gardens at Mt. Cuba Center Thursdays thru Sundays. Reservations required. Mt. Cuba Center, 3120 Barley Mill Road, Hockessin, 239-4244, mtcubacenter.org

Dahlia Show
Sept. 22-23 Dahlia blooms fill Longwood Gardens’ Conservatory during the second annual Mid-Atlantic Conference Dahlia Show and the Greater Philadelphia Dahlia Society Show. U.S. 1, Kennett Square, Pa., (610) 388-1000, longwoodgardens.org

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