History of Public Education in Delaware During Past 50 Years

The Learning Curve: From the end of school segregation to Vision 2015, the state’s public education system has faced constant reform over the past 50 years.



Illustration by Clay Sisk

It was 11 o’clock at night. The board of the Lake Forest School District had listened to Dr. Pascal “Pat” Forgione Jr., the state’s new superintendent of education, pitch his “New Directions” plan to raise student achievement. He was asking their support for creating high benchmarks to measure knowledge and skills; he wanted to develop curricula that challenged students to meet the new benchmarks and to exceed past expectations. Delaware’s scores on standardized academic tests had been hovering around the national average for too long. “Average,” he declared, “is not good enough.”

But Forgione didn’t seem to be winning hearts and minds that night in Kent County. Then, just as he was about to leave, a student spoke—the board included ex officio student members. The Ivy League college-bound senior talked about having to pass tests for Advanced Placement credit and college admission, and she said she thought the superintendent’s standards were a good idea. In a 1 a.m. vote, New Directions got a narrow three-to-two thumbs up from the board, and over the next few months, gained the endorsement of every one of the state’s school districts.
That was in1991.

In 2011, Delaware was the first state to receive a competitive Race to the Top grant of $119 million from the U.S. Department of Education to boost K-12 achievement over the next four years, and it was one of only nine states awarded an Early Learning Challenge grant of close to $50 million for infant, toddler and pre-school programs. A vote of confidence from the feds, it’s proof that education reform is still ongoing, and it’s a process that’s been unfolding for more than 50 years.

Turn back the clock to the late 1950s. School segregation had already been struck down by the U.S. Supreme Court, and in Delaware the age for compulsory education had been raised from 14 to 16 in 1952. Our Cold War rival, the Soviet Union, had launched Sputnik, the first man-made satellite, raising doubts that the U.S. education system might not be the best in the world. Even when we put a man on the moon ahead of schedule in 1969, we were not reassured.

There were positive signs, however. Delaware’s per capita income was among the highest in the country in the 1960s, and chemical giant DuPont employed some of the most innovative minds in the industrial world. The state’s last all-black public high school closed in 1967. In 1968, public kindergarten was mandated, and the Delaware General Assembly passed the Education Advancement Act, forcing consolidation of smaller school districts and equalizing funding for poorer districts. The federal preschool Head Start program debuted mid-decade, along with Title I funding for poor schools.

School officials complained that it was difficult to recruit teachers. Their salaries ranked ninth in the country, but neighboring states were paying more. In high schools, business and agriculture courses were popular electives.

No one worried publicly about bullying, but a corporal punishment incident at a high school in Laurel made headlines in 1963, the same year that Elsmere parents protested a probing psychoanalytical questionnaire for their 7th-graders. Then, six years later, sex education came under fire.

But these were minor issues compared with the challenge of changing demographics, especially in New Castle County, where more than half the state’s population lived. Beginning in the 1960s, race was once again defining schools above the C&D Canal.

In 1968, Wilmington High School hired its first black principal, and a majority of the city’s board of education were African-Americans. By the mid-1970s, Wilmington’s schools were 90 percent African-American.

To achieve racial balance, in 1978 the federal district court ordered the city school district combined with 10 surrounding suburban districts in New Castle County (Appoquinimink was exempt) and authorized busing students across city boundaries.

With more than 60,000 students, the new district became one of the largest in the country. Public school enrollment declined—the largest drop in 20 years for grades 7-12—and private schools flourished.

“There was pushback,” remembers Helen Foss, former head of the local National Conference of Christians and Jews and chair of an ad hoc group that was concerned with a smooth return to integrated schools. “People moved to Maryland, Pennsylvania, New Jersey.” But there was no major violence in the schools, she says. Foss is now president of the ACLU of Delaware. 

Pay and curriculum issues arising from the consolidation led to a teachers’ strike in 1981, the year the mega-district was divided into four new districts. The desegregation order was finally lifted in 1995, but busing is still a fact of life for most students today.

Concerns over quality education resurfaced when the federal Department of Education issued its report, “A Nation at Risk,” in 1983, warning of “the rising tide of mediocrity,” and governors across the country shifted into school reform mode.

Delaware’s dropout rate peaked in the 1980s: 8.1 percent in 1980-81 and 7.3 percent in 1988-89. In recent years, it’s been between four and six percent, but up to nine percent for Hispanics and Latinos, who are now the second largest minority group in the state. The per pupil expenditure in 1981 was $2,574, about a fourth of what it was in 2010. Teachers’ salaries in 1983 ranked 22nd in the nation, rising to 13th by 2009.

In 1991, under Forgione’s New Directions agenda, committees of teachers from each district, business people, researchers and university educators were organized. They developed new standards for every grade level in math, science, social studies and English language arts and had independent experts evaluate them. “There have been many years of hard work since then,” notes Forgione, who is now in Austin, Texas, serving as executive director of the Educational Testing Service’s Center for K-12 Assessment & Performance Management, “but we laid the foundation.”

Delaware was among the first 33 states to voluntarily participate in the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) standardized test, the so-called “Nation’s Report Card.”

By 1996, when Forgione left Delaware, the state was preparing to open its first two charter schools, and school choice was an option for parents, making it possible for children to move out of underperforming schools.

There are now 21 charter schools. A viable alternative to traditional public schools, they offer programs that target a specific interest, such as math and science, dual language learning or business skills.

The most recent push for education reform came in 2006, when the nonprofit Rodel Foundation of Delaware organized Vision 2015, a coalition of leaders in business, government and education whose stated mission is “to provide an excellent education for all of Delaware’s children—no exceptions, no excuses.” Many of its recommendations have been incorporated into the current education reform plan, and it’s one of the reasons the state captured the Race to the Top grant.

The group has supported the new Delaware Comprehensive Assessment System (DCAS) of rigorous computer-based tests, which are administered throughout the school year, as well as nationally recognized Common Core Standards that are being adopted by many states to guide curriculum development in core subjects like math and reading. Together, with better data collection and teacher training and support, officials hope to see “superior” replace “average” and “proficient” replace “failing.”

Vision 2015 has also invested in a STEM (Science Technology, Engineering and Math) residency program that trains outstanding teachers to engage students in hands-on problem solving in the classroom. Its Vision Network, a voluntary group of schools in all three counties that work together to boost student achievement, is yielding positive results. Last year, one of the schools, Delcastle Technical High, had a greater gain in its 9th grade math and reading proficiency than the state as a whole.

Never have public schools offered so many options for learning: from TV production or auto repair to running the in-school branch of a consumer bank or learning Chinese and Japanese, in addition to the myriad extracurricular activities, including arts and service projects.

And now all Delaware high school juniors take the SAT college entrance exams on school time, making higher education an option for some who might not have considered it. Three public schools have already met the International Baccalaureate standards, which emphasize global learning, and another, Seaford High, is working toward that distinction. Agriculture classes are still offered in some schools, and Delaware teens have earned national awards in that area, too.

Yet, there remains more to do. Vision 2015’s fifth anniversary report last fall showed that only 82 percent of Delaware students graduate from high school, and the performance gap between whites and African-Americans is more than 22 percent—17 percent between whites and Hispanics—and only 59 percent of students are enrolling in college.

“Changing to a culture of achievement takes time,” Gov. Jack Markell told the annual meeting of the Delaware State Chamber of Commerce in January. His administration has given an additional $22 million to early childhood development programs.

Keynote speaker, WSFS Bank Chairman Marvin “Skip” Schoenhals, Vision 2015 chair, characterized the academic landscape as “islands of excellence, surrounded by a murky ocean,” where two-thirds of the state’s youngsters are not ready for kindergarten and an equal percentage in all grades do not read at grade level. “We are not changing the culture of achievement fast enough,” he said. Both speakers agreed that Delaware graduates must be ready to face not just local but also international competition for jobs.

Delaware’s Secretary of Education, Dr. Lillian Lowery, who serves on the Vision 2015 implementation team, has acknowledged the state’s challenges. But, she says, with all the groundwork done, the state has made “a commitment to implementation.” Along with other states, Delaware has applied for extended deadlines to meet proficiency standards and requested more flexibility in assigning federal dollars where they are most needed.*

It’s hard to know who’s quoting whom when both Markell and Lowery say, “There are great things going on in Delaware schools, and if you don’t think so, you haven’t been in a Delaware school lately.” They could also add, “Keep looking, there’s more to come.”

 

April 2014

Free Kids Fun Run will be at 9:30am

Cost: $10-$25

Where:
Wilmington Riverfront
815 Justison St
Wilmington, DE  19801
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The 4th Annual Thin Mint Run/Walk is a family event for Girl Scouts, their families and friends, and the entire community. Event includes activities for kids hosted by community organizations....

Cost: 10-$25

Where:
Dravo Plaza
Wilmington Riverfront
815 Justison St.
Wilmington, DE  19801
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Sponsor: Girl Scouts of the Chesapeake Bay
Telephone: 302-456-7150
Contact Name: Jennifer Acord
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A selection of recent work by J. Gordon, recipient of a 2013 Individual Artist Fellowship from the Delaware Division of the Arts.

Cost: Free

Where:
Mezzanine Gallery - Carvel State Office Building
820 N. French Street
Wilmington, DE  19801
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Sponsor: Delaware Division of the Arts
Telephone: 302.577.8278
Contact Name: Roxanne Stanulis
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Exhibits, activities, live birds, and an engaging story introduce the basics of evolution through the eyes of Charlie, a young boy writing a report about his favorite bird—the...

Cost: Adults: $9 Children (3-17): $7 Seniors (60+): $8 Under 3: FREE Members: FREE

Where:
Delaware Museum of Natural History
4840 Kennett Pike
Wilmington, DE  19807
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Visit Adventure Aquarium this winter to experience Frogs: Nature’s Messenger, a limited-time opportunity to discover more than 20 kinds of frogs and see the world through their eyes....

Cost: 18.95 - $24.95

Where:
Adventure Aquarium
1 Riverside Drive
Camden, NJ  08103
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Telephone: 610-455-2755
Contact Name: Corrinne Kluge
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  This pocket-size exhibition highlights the collection of decorated tinware that Henry Francis du Pont acquired from antiques dealers in New England and Pennsylvania, particularly from...

Cost: Members free. Included with admission.

Where:
Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
5105 Kennett Pike (RT 52)
Winterthur, DE  19735
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Telephone: 302.888.4600
Contact Name: Winterthur Information
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Best known for his innovative photographs of the fashion runways for Interview magazine, Scott Heiser was a talented photographer who documented a wide range of public entertainments...

Cost: Museum Admission

Where:
Delaware Art Museum
2301 Kentmere Parkway
Wilmington, DE  19806
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FiberNext showcases a blend of spectacular and intimate works that reflect the lively state of fiber art by12 regional fiber artists. This exhibition will feature approximately 20 pieces that...

Cost: Museum Admission

Where:
Delaware Art Museum
2301 Kentmere Parkway
Wilmington, DE  19806
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Join us as we read a fun story about animals or nature and meet a live animal friend! Zoo Tales takes place on the 2nd and 4th Sunday of the month. Programs typically last approximately 20...

Cost: Free with paid admission to the zoo

Where:
Brandywine Zoo
1001 North Park Drive
Wilmington, DE  19802
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Telephone: 3025717850 x208
Contact Name: Jacque Williamson
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Violet Oakley (1874–1961) was an illustrator, stained-glass designer and the first American woman to find fame in the burgeoning field of public mural painting. Throughout her 60-year...

Cost: Museum Admission

Where:
Delaware Art Museum
2301 Kentmere Parkway
Wilmington, DE  19806
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The Easter Bunny hops aboard our train for a 1½-hour round-trip ride to Ashland, and all kids will get a special treat. Bring your camera and have the Easter Bunny pose for a picture with...

Cost: Adult-$18 Senior-$17 Child-$16

Where:
Greenbank Station
2201 Newport Gap Pike
Wilmington, DE  19808
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Sponsor: Wilmington & Western Railroad
Telephone: 302.998.1930
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Forging Faith, Building Freedom: African American Faith Experiences in Delaware, 1800-1980, opening at the Delaware History Museum on September 27, 2013, will celebrate two important...

Cost: 6/adults, $5/military/seniors/students, $4/youth (ages 3-18)

Where:
Delaware History Museum
504 North Market Street
Wilmington, DE  19801
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Sponsor: Delaware Historical Society
Telephone: (302)295-2400
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Come out and cheer on the Blue Rocks at Frawley Stadium!  Be sure to look at www.bluerocks.com for game times and special events and giveaways!

Cost: Varies

Where:
Frawley Stadium
801 Shipyard Drive
Wilmington, DE  19801
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Telephone: 302-888-2583
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Join the DCCA as we explore art created for the outdoors. In conjunction with the exhibitions Sparrow Came Back Home and Wilmington Trap Stars: A Street Art Exhibition, families will explore...

Cost: Free

Where:
Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts
200 South Madison St
Wilmington, DE  19801
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Telephone: 302-656-6466 X7101
Contact Name: Sarah Ware
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Delaware Dance Comany presents a fun family performance of Prokofiev's "Peter and the Wolf," as well as two other tales, "Little Red Riding Hood" and "The Boy Who...

Cost: 10-$20

Where:
Mitchell Hall
University of Delaware campus
Newark, DE  19716
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Sponsor: Delaware Dance Company
Telephone: 302.738.2023
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First State Ballet Theatre presents Cinderella, the story with the ultimate happy ending, in a sparkling production that will thrill all ages with its dazzling performance by the...

Cost: Adults $24-48, students half off, seniors and groups $5 discount

Where:
Grand Opera House
818 N. Market Street
Wilmington, DE  19801
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Sponsor: First State Ballet Theatre
Telephone: 1 800-37-GRAND
Contact Name: Grand box Office
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The brainchild of Dr. Yasser Payne of the University of Delaware’s Department of Black American Studies, this collaborative exhibition focuses on issues of structural inequality and...

Where:
Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts
200 S. Madison St.
Wilmington, DE
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Telephone: 656-6466
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Legendary jazzman Thomas “Fats” Waller is the king of a sassy, sexy, jazzy kinda world. Five performers bring to life the music of the 1920s and ’30s Harlem Renaissance. 

Where:
Delaware Theatre Company
200 Water St.
Wilmington, DE
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Telephone: 594-1100
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Nothing says “classic” like Cole Porter’s captivating musical set on the high seas. The Tony Award winner includes hits like “I Get a Kick Out of You.” 

Where:
The New Candlelight Theatre
2208 Millers Road
Wilmington, DE
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Telephone: 475-2313
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The legend lives on. Join King Arthur, Guinevere and Lancelot in one of the most beloved musicals ever. 

Where:
Clear Space Theatre Company
20 Baltimore Ave.
Rehoboth Beach , DE
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Telephone: 227-2270
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It’s all about rolling through life to groovy music while you reach for your dreams in this show. Catch the hilarity on roller skates at Clear Space Theatre Company.

Where:
20 Baltimore Ave.
Rehoboth Beach, DE
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Did you read “The Alchemist?” Then you might dig this, a study exploring the field of alchemy as it relates to the artistic process.

Where:
Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts
200 S. Madison St.
Wilmington, DE
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Telephone: 656-6466
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Local artists use various media to interpret the theme “Spring Awakening.”

Where:
Gallery One
32 Atlantic Ave.
Ocean View, DE
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Telephone: 537-5055
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Bring a friend for free! Admission to the Museum will be waived on Sunday, April 13, from 9:30 a.m. to noon, courtesy of PNC Bank.

Cost: Free

Where:
Delaware Museum of Natural History
4840 Kennett Pike
Wilmington, DE  19807
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Painter George Martz showcases his newest pieces. 

Where:
The Station Gallery
3922 Kennett Pike
Greenville, DE
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Telephone: 654-8638
Website »

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The Delaware College of Art and Design showcases the work of students and faculty in the Continuing Education Program. 

Where:
Delaware College of Art and Design
600 N. Market St.
Wilmington, DE
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Telephone: 622-8000
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Children 5 to 18 get the spotlight at this all-media art exhibition. 

Where:
Newark Arts Alliance
276 E. Main St.
Newark, DE
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Telephone: 266-7266
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Following its best season in 20 years, Delaware Children’s Theatre’s gangbuster schedule features “Sleeping Beauty”. “Sleeping Beauty” is the premiere of a...

Where:
Delaware Children’s Theatre
, DE


Telephone: 655-1014
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You're invited to the Biggs Museum's fourth annual Hair Affair! This event welcomes salons from around the state to take part in a little friendly competition as...

Where:
Schwartz Center for the Arts
Dover, DE


Telephone: 674-2111
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Greyhounds run the beach for one weekend at the “Greyt Little Greyhound Event” in Dewey Beach

Where:
, DE


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The individual artist fellow in painting exhibits at the Mezzanine Gallery.

Where:
Delaware Division of the Arts
Mezzanine Gallery
820 N. French St.
Wilmington, DE
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Telephone: 577-8278
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Sleeping Beauty makes nap time look good, but who will wake her up? Find out in the beloved fairy tale. PS: Come in your best princess attire and join the princess parade.

Where:
Delaware Children’s Theatre
1014 Delaware Ave.
Wilmington, DE
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Telephone: 655-1014
Website »

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Five artists who work in the still life genre present work with traditional and contemporary themes. 

Where:
Peninsula Gallery
520 E. Savannah Road
Lewes, DE
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Telephone: 645-0551
Website »

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The Crawleys are skipping the Atlantic—well, their clothes are. If you’re anything like us, you’re having trouble thinking of anything but this exhibit at Winterthur. So grab...

Where:
Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
Del. 52
Winterthur, DE
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Telephone: 888-4600
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Catch the world premiere of Richard Belcastro’s Buddleja at Delaware County Community College in Media.

Where:
, DE


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A multicultural exploration of the human face.

Where:
The University of Delaware, University Museums
Old College Gallery
Newark, DE
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Telephone: 302-831-8037
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Works from the Paul R. Jones Collection of African-American art are showcased.

Where:
University Museums
Mechanical Hall Gallery
Newark, DE
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Telephone: 302-831-8037
Website »

More information

N.C. Wyeth was quite the patriot. His take on Coronado’s 16th-century expedition and Abraham Lincoln’s second inaugural address, plus 10 other important American moments, are on display.

Where:
Brandywine River Museum
U.S. 1
Chadds Ford, PA
View map »


Telephone: (610) 388-2700
Website »

More information

Howard Pyle, Maxfield Parrish, Norman Rockwell and N.C. Wyeth created some of their best-known images for advertising calendars. Check out the iconic images.

Where:
Brandywine River Museum
U.S. 1
Chadds Ford, PA
View map »


Telephone: (610) 388-2700
Website »

More information

Nature’s Bounty: Nature-Inspired Art is a collaborative exhibit developed by the Museum and the Delaware College of Art and Design featuring works of art by DCAD students who draw...

Cost: Free with admission

Where:
Delaware Museum of Natural History
4840 Kennett Pike
Wilmington, DE  19807
View map »

More information

The Biggs Museum of American Art celebrates all things needlework in March with an exhibit, a three-day symposium including classes (March 21-23) and a day of free lectures (March 22).

Where:
The Biggs Museum of American Art
406 Federal St.
Dover, DE
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A selection of recent work by J. Gordon, recipient of a 2013 Individual Artist Fellowship from the Delaware Division of the Arts.

Cost: Free

Where:
Mezzanine Gallery - Carvel State Office Building
820 N. French Street
Wilmington, DE  19801
View map »


Sponsor: Delaware Division of the Arts
Telephone: 302.577.8278
Contact Name: Roxanne Stanulis
Website »

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Exhibits, activities, live birds, and an engaging story introduce the basics of evolution through the eyes of Charlie, a young boy writing a report about his favorite bird—the...

Cost: Adults: $9 Children (3-17): $7 Seniors (60+): $8 Under 3: FREE Members: FREE

Where:
Delaware Museum of Natural History
4840 Kennett Pike
Wilmington, DE  19807
View map »

More information

  This pocket-size exhibition highlights the collection of decorated tinware that Henry Francis du Pont acquired from antiques dealers in New England and Pennsylvania, particularly from...

Cost: Members free. Included with admission.

Where:
Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
5105 Kennett Pike (RT 52)
Winterthur, DE  19735
View map »


Telephone: 302.888.4600
Contact Name: Winterthur Information
Website »

More information

Best known for his innovative photographs of the fashion runways for Interview magazine, Scott Heiser was a talented photographer who documented a wide range of public entertainments...

Cost: Museum Admission

Where:
Delaware Art Museum
2301 Kentmere Parkway
Wilmington, DE  19806
View map »

More information

Educators and students, take a walk on the WILD side and celebrate our fragile Earth! We are planning a Party for the Planet meant to educate and inspire students to make a difference. Take your...

Cost: Free with Zoo admission; $2 per person for live animal program in Ed. Building

Where:
Brandywine Zoo
1001 North Park Drive
Wilmington, DE  19802
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Telephone: 302-571-7850
Contact Name: Jacque Williamson
Website »

More information

Visit Adventure Aquarium this winter to experience Frogs: Nature’s Messenger, a limited-time opportunity to discover more than 20 kinds of frogs and see the world through their eyes....

Cost: 18.95 - $24.95

Where:
Adventure Aquarium
1 Riverside Drive
Camden, NJ  08103
View map »


Telephone: 610-455-2755
Contact Name: Corrinne Kluge
Website »

More information

Violet Oakley (1874–1961) was an illustrator, stained-glass designer and the first American woman to find fame in the burgeoning field of public mural painting. Throughout her 60-year...

Cost: Museum Admission

Where:
Delaware Art Museum
2301 Kentmere Parkway
Wilmington, DE  19806
View map »

More information

Forging Faith, Building Freedom: African American Faith Experiences in Delaware, 1800-1980, opening at the Delaware History Museum on September 27, 2013, will celebrate two important...

Cost: 6/adults, $5/military/seniors/students, $4/youth (ages 3-18)

Where:
Delaware History Museum
504 North Market Street
Wilmington, DE  19801
View map »


Sponsor: Delaware Historical Society
Telephone: (302)295-2400
Website »

More information

Come out and cheer on the Blue Rocks at Frawley Stadium!  Be sure to look at www.bluerocks.com for game times and special events and giveaways!

Cost: Varies

Where:
Frawley Stadium
801 Shipyard Drive
Wilmington, DE  19801
View map »


Telephone: 302-888-2583
Website »

More information

The legend lives on. Join King Arthur, Guinevere and Lancelot in one of the most beloved musicals ever. 

Where:
Clear Space Theatre Company
20 Baltimore Ave.
Rehoboth Beach , DE
View map »


Telephone: 227-2270
Website »

More information

Nothing says “classic” like Cole Porter’s captivating musical set on the high seas. The Tony Award winner includes hits like “I Get a Kick Out of You.” 

Where:
The New Candlelight Theatre
2208 Millers Road
Wilmington, DE
View map »


Telephone: 475-2313
Website »

More information

Nature’s Bounty: Nature-Inspired Art is a collaborative exhibit developed by the Museum and the Delaware College of Art and Design featuring works of art by DCAD students who draw...

Cost: Free with admission

Where:
Delaware Museum of Natural History
4840 Kennett Pike
Wilmington, DE  19807
View map »

More information

The Biggs Museum of American Art celebrates all things needlework in March with an exhibit, a three-day symposium including classes (March 21-23) and a day of free lectures (March 22).

Where:
The Biggs Museum of American Art
406 Federal St.
Dover, DE
View map »


Website »

More information

Works from the Paul R. Jones Collection of African-American art are showcased.

Where:
University Museums
Mechanical Hall Gallery
Newark, DE
View map »


Telephone: 302-831-8037
Website »

More information

N.C. Wyeth was quite the patriot. His take on Coronado’s 16th-century expedition and Abraham Lincoln’s second inaugural address, plus 10 other important American moments, are on display.

Where:
Brandywine River Museum
U.S. 1
Chadds Ford, PA
View map »


Telephone: (610) 388-2700
Website »

More information

The brainchild of Dr. Yasser Payne of the University of Delaware’s Department of Black American Studies, this collaborative exhibition focuses on issues of structural inequality and...

Where:
Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts
200 S. Madison St.
Wilmington, DE
View map »


Telephone: 656-6466
Website »

More information

The individual artist fellow in painting exhibits at the Mezzanine Gallery.

Where:
Delaware Division of the Arts
Mezzanine Gallery
820 N. French St.
Wilmington, DE
View map »


Telephone: 577-8278
Website »

More information

Painter George Martz showcases his newest pieces. 

Where:
The Station Gallery
3922 Kennett Pike
Greenville, DE
View map »


Telephone: 654-8638
Website »

More information

Five artists who work in the still life genre present work with traditional and contemporary themes. 

Where:
Peninsula Gallery
520 E. Savannah Road
Lewes, DE
View map »


Telephone: 645-0551
Website »

More information

The Crawleys are skipping the Atlantic—well, their clothes are. If you’re anything like us, you’re having trouble thinking of anything but this exhibit at Winterthur. So grab...

Where:
Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
Del. 52
Winterthur, DE
View map »


Telephone: 888-4600
Website »

More information

Sleeping Beauty makes nap time look good, but who will wake her up? Find out in the beloved fairy tale. PS: Come in your best princess attire and join the princess parade.

Where:
Delaware Children’s Theatre
1014 Delaware Ave.
Wilmington, DE
View map »


Telephone: 655-1014
Website »

More information

The Delaware College of Art and Design showcases the work of students and faculty in the Continuing Education Program. 

Where:
Delaware College of Art and Design
600 N. Market St.
Wilmington, DE
View map »


Telephone: 622-8000
Website »

More information

Children 5 to 18 get the spotlight at this all-media art exhibition. 

Where:
Newark Arts Alliance
276 E. Main St.
Newark, DE
View map »


Telephone: 266-7266
Website »

More information

Howard Pyle, Maxfield Parrish, Norman Rockwell and N.C. Wyeth created some of their best-known images for advertising calendars. Check out the iconic images.

Where:
Brandywine River Museum
U.S. 1
Chadds Ford, PA
View map »


Telephone: (610) 388-2700
Website »

More information

Legendary jazzman Thomas “Fats” Waller is the king of a sassy, sexy, jazzy kinda world. Five performers bring to life the music of the 1920s and ’30s Harlem Renaissance. 

Where:
Delaware Theatre Company
200 Water St.
Wilmington, DE
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Telephone: 594-1100
Website »

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Following its best season in 20 years, Delaware Children’s Theatre’s gangbuster schedule features “Sleeping Beauty”. “Sleeping Beauty” is the premiere of a...

Where:
Delaware Children’s Theatre
, DE


Telephone: 655-1014
Website »

More information

Local artists use various media to interpret the theme “Spring Awakening.”

Where:
Gallery One
32 Atlantic Ave.
Ocean View, DE
View map »


Telephone: 537-5055
Website »

More information

Did you read “The Alchemist?” Then you might dig this, a study exploring the field of alchemy as it relates to the artistic process.

Where:
Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts
200 S. Madison St.
Wilmington, DE
View map »


Telephone: 656-6466
Website »

More information

A multicultural exploration of the human face.

Where:
The University of Delaware, University Museums
Old College Gallery
Newark, DE
View map »


Telephone: 302-831-8037
Website »

More information

Show More...
Show Less...

A selection of recent work by J. Gordon, recipient of a 2013 Individual Artist Fellowship from the Delaware Division of the Arts.

Cost: Free

Where:
Mezzanine Gallery - Carvel State Office Building
820 N. French Street
Wilmington, DE  19801
View map »


Sponsor: Delaware Division of the Arts
Telephone: 302.577.8278
Contact Name: Roxanne Stanulis
Website »

More information

Exhibits, activities, live birds, and an engaging story introduce the basics of evolution through the eyes of Charlie, a young boy writing a report about his favorite bird—the...

Cost: Adults: $9 Children (3-17): $7 Seniors (60+): $8 Under 3: FREE Members: FREE

Where:
Delaware Museum of Natural History
4840 Kennett Pike
Wilmington, DE  19807
View map »

More information

  This pocket-size exhibition highlights the collection of decorated tinware that Henry Francis du Pont acquired from antiques dealers in New England and Pennsylvania, particularly from...

Cost: Members free. Included with admission.

Where:
Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
5105 Kennett Pike (RT 52)
Winterthur, DE  19735
View map »


Telephone: 302.888.4600
Contact Name: Winterthur Information
Website »

More information

Visit Adventure Aquarium this winter to experience Frogs: Nature’s Messenger, a limited-time opportunity to discover more than 20 kinds of frogs and see the world through their eyes....

Cost: 18.95 - $24.95

Where:
Adventure Aquarium
1 Riverside Drive
Camden, NJ  08103
View map »


Telephone: 610-455-2755
Contact Name: Corrinne Kluge
Website »

More information

Best known for his innovative photographs of the fashion runways for Interview magazine, Scott Heiser was a talented photographer who documented a wide range of public entertainments...

Cost: Museum Admission

Where:
Delaware Art Museum
2301 Kentmere Parkway
Wilmington, DE  19806
View map »

More information

Violet Oakley (1874–1961) was an illustrator, stained-glass designer and the first American woman to find fame in the burgeoning field of public mural painting. Throughout her 60-year...

Cost: Museum Admission

Where:
Delaware Art Museum
2301 Kentmere Parkway
Wilmington, DE  19806
View map »

More information

Forging Faith, Building Freedom: African American Faith Experiences in Delaware, 1800-1980, opening at the Delaware History Museum on September 27, 2013, will celebrate two important...

Cost: 6/adults, $5/military/seniors/students, $4/youth (ages 3-18)

Where:
Delaware History Museum
504 North Market Street
Wilmington, DE  19801
View map »


Sponsor: Delaware Historical Society
Telephone: (302)295-2400
Website »

More information

Come out and cheer on the Blue Rocks at Frawley Stadium!  Be sure to look at www.bluerocks.com for game times and special events and giveaways!

Cost: Varies

Where:
Frawley Stadium
801 Shipyard Drive
Wilmington, DE  19801
View map »


Telephone: 302-888-2583
Website »

More information

N.C. Wyeth was quite the patriot. His take on Coronado’s 16th-century expedition and Abraham Lincoln’s second inaugural address, plus 10 other important American moments, are on display.

Where:
Brandywine River Museum
U.S. 1
Chadds Ford, PA
View map »


Telephone: (610) 388-2700
Website »

More information

Works from the Paul R. Jones Collection of African-American art are showcased.

Where:
University Museums
Mechanical Hall Gallery
Newark, DE
View map »


Telephone: 302-831-8037
Website »

More information

Howard Pyle, Maxfield Parrish, Norman Rockwell and N.C. Wyeth created some of their best-known images for advertising calendars. Check out the iconic images.

Where:
Brandywine River Museum
U.S. 1
Chadds Ford, PA
View map »


Telephone: (610) 388-2700
Website »

More information

Legendary jazzman Thomas “Fats” Waller is the king of a sassy, sexy, jazzy kinda world. Five performers bring to life the music of the 1920s and ’30s Harlem Renaissance. 

Where:
Delaware Theatre Company
200 Water St.
Wilmington, DE
View map »


Telephone: 594-1100
Website »

More information

The brainchild of Dr. Yasser Payne of the University of Delaware’s Department of Black American Studies, this collaborative exhibition focuses on issues of structural inequality and...

Where:
Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts
200 S. Madison St.
Wilmington, DE
View map »


Telephone: 656-6466
Website »

More information

The Biggs Museum of American Art celebrates all things needlework in March with an exhibit, a three-day symposium including classes (March 21-23) and a day of free lectures (March 22).

Where:
The Biggs Museum of American Art
406 Federal St.
Dover, DE
View map »


Website »

More information

Nature’s Bounty: Nature-Inspired Art is a collaborative exhibit developed by the Museum and the Delaware College of Art and Design featuring works of art by DCAD students who draw...

Cost: Free with admission

Where:
Delaware Museum of Natural History
4840 Kennett Pike
Wilmington, DE  19807
View map »

More information

The legend lives on. Join King Arthur, Guinevere and Lancelot in one of the most beloved musicals ever. 

Where:
Clear Space Theatre Company
20 Baltimore Ave.
Rehoboth Beach , DE
View map »


Telephone: 227-2270
Website »

More information

Following its best season in 20 years, Delaware Children’s Theatre’s gangbuster schedule features “Sleeping Beauty”. “Sleeping Beauty” is the premiere of a...

Where:
Delaware Children’s Theatre
, DE


Telephone: 655-1014
Website »

More information

Nothing says “classic” like Cole Porter’s captivating musical set on the high seas. The Tony Award winner includes hits like “I Get a Kick Out of You.” 

Where:
The New Candlelight Theatre
2208 Millers Road
Wilmington, DE
View map »


Telephone: 475-2313
Website »

More information

A multicultural exploration of the human face.

Where:
The University of Delaware, University Museums
Old College Gallery
Newark, DE
View map »


Telephone: 302-831-8037
Website »

More information

Children 5 to 18 get the spotlight at this all-media art exhibition. 

Where:
Newark Arts Alliance
276 E. Main St.
Newark, DE
View map »


Telephone: 266-7266
Website »

More information

Painter George Martz showcases his newest pieces. 

Where:
The Station Gallery
3922 Kennett Pike
Greenville, DE
View map »


Telephone: 654-8638
Website »

More information

Sleeping Beauty makes nap time look good, but who will wake her up? Find out in the beloved fairy tale. PS: Come in your best princess attire and join the princess parade.

Where:
Delaware Children’s Theatre
1014 Delaware Ave.
Wilmington, DE
View map »


Telephone: 655-1014
Website »

More information

The Crawleys are skipping the Atlantic—well, their clothes are. If you’re anything like us, you’re having trouble thinking of anything but this exhibit at Winterthur. So grab...

Where:
Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
Del. 52
Winterthur, DE
View map »


Telephone: 888-4600
Website »

More information

Five artists who work in the still life genre present work with traditional and contemporary themes. 

Where:
Peninsula Gallery
520 E. Savannah Road
Lewes, DE
View map »


Telephone: 645-0551
Website »

More information

The Delaware College of Art and Design showcases the work of students and faculty in the Continuing Education Program. 

Where:
Delaware College of Art and Design
600 N. Market St.
Wilmington, DE
View map »


Telephone: 622-8000
Website »

More information

Did you read “The Alchemist?” Then you might dig this, a study exploring the field of alchemy as it relates to the artistic process.

Where:
Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts
200 S. Madison St.
Wilmington, DE
View map »


Telephone: 656-6466
Website »

More information

The individual artist fellow in painting exhibits at the Mezzanine Gallery.

Where:
Delaware Division of the Arts
Mezzanine Gallery
820 N. French St.
Wilmington, DE
View map »


Telephone: 577-8278
Website »

More information

Local artists use various media to interpret the theme “Spring Awakening.”

Where:
Gallery One
32 Atlantic Ave.
Ocean View, DE
View map »


Telephone: 537-5055
Website »

More information

Show More...
Show Less...

A selection of recent work by J. Gordon, recipient of a 2013 Individual Artist Fellowship from the Delaware Division of the Arts.

Cost: Free

Where:
Mezzanine Gallery - Carvel State Office Building
820 N. French Street
Wilmington, DE  19801
View map »


Sponsor: Delaware Division of the Arts
Telephone: 302.577.8278
Contact Name: Roxanne Stanulis
Website »

More information

Exhibits, activities, live birds, and an engaging story introduce the basics of evolution through the eyes of Charlie, a young boy writing a report about his favorite bird—the...

Cost: Adults: $9 Children (3-17): $7 Seniors (60+): $8 Under 3: FREE Members: FREE

Where:
Delaware Museum of Natural History
4840 Kennett Pike
Wilmington, DE  19807
View map »

More information

  This pocket-size exhibition highlights the collection of decorated tinware that Henry Francis du Pont acquired from antiques dealers in New England and Pennsylvania, particularly from...

Cost: Members free. Included with admission.

Where:
Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
5105 Kennett Pike (RT 52)
Winterthur, DE  19735
View map »


Telephone: 302.888.4600
Contact Name: Winterthur Information
Website »

More information

Best known for his innovative photographs of the fashion runways for Interview magazine, Scott Heiser was a talented photographer who documented a wide range of public entertainments...

Cost: Museum Admission

Where:
Delaware Art Museum
2301 Kentmere Parkway
Wilmington, DE  19806
View map »

More information

Visit Adventure Aquarium this winter to experience Frogs: Nature’s Messenger, a limited-time opportunity to discover more than 20 kinds of frogs and see the world through their eyes....

Cost: 18.95 - $24.95

Where:
Adventure Aquarium
1 Riverside Drive
Camden, NJ  08103
View map »


Telephone: 610-455-2755
Contact Name: Corrinne Kluge
Website »

More information

Violet Oakley (1874–1961) was an illustrator, stained-glass designer and the first American woman to find fame in the burgeoning field of public mural painting. Throughout her 60-year...

Cost: Museum Admission

Where:
Delaware Art Museum
2301 Kentmere Parkway
Wilmington, DE  19806
View map »

More information

Forging Faith, Building Freedom: African American Faith Experiences in Delaware, 1800-1980, opening at the Delaware History Museum on September 27, 2013, will celebrate two important...

Cost: 6/adults, $5/military/seniors/students, $4/youth (ages 3-18)

Where:
Delaware History Museum
504 North Market Street
Wilmington, DE  19801
View map »


Sponsor: Delaware Historical Society
Telephone: (302)295-2400
Website »

More information

Come out and cheer on the Blue Rocks at Frawley Stadium!  Be sure to look at www.bluerocks.com for game times and special events and giveaways!

Cost: Varies

Where:
Frawley Stadium
801 Shipyard Drive
Wilmington, DE  19801
View map »


Telephone: 302-888-2583
Website »

More information

Visit the Museum in the evening hours for just $2 per visitor.  At 6 p.m., join us for "Science about the Stories" as we read Graeme Base's book, The Water Hole.  Conduct...

Cost: $2

Where:
Delaware Children's Museum
550 Justison St
Wilmington, DE  19801
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Website »

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Create a beautiful spring basket with flowering plants that you can later transplant to your own garden. Floral artist Brenda Tunis will lead the workshop. All materials included, but bring a...

Cost: Members: $35; Non-Members: $45

Where:
Delaware Center for Horticulture
1810 N Dupont Street
Wilmington, DE  19806
View map »


Sponsor: Delaware Center for Horticulture
Telephone: 302-658-6262
Contact Name: Helen Anderson
Website »

More information

Five artists who work in the still life genre present work with traditional and contemporary themes. 

Where:
Peninsula Gallery
520 E. Savannah Road
Lewes, DE
View map »


Telephone: 645-0551
Website »

More information

Local artists use various media to interpret the theme “Spring Awakening.”

Where:
Gallery One
32 Atlantic Ave.
Ocean View, DE
View map »


Telephone: 537-5055
Website »

More information

Following its best season in 20 years, Delaware Children’s Theatre’s gangbuster schedule features “Sleeping Beauty”. “Sleeping Beauty” is the premiere of a...

Where:
Delaware Children’s Theatre
, DE


Telephone: 655-1014
Website »

More information

The brainchild of Dr. Yasser Payne of the University of Delaware’s Department of Black American Studies, this collaborative exhibition focuses on issues of structural inequality and...

Where:
Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts
200 S. Madison St.
Wilmington, DE
View map »


Telephone: 656-6466
Website »

More information

Children 5 to 18 get the spotlight at this all-media art exhibition. 

Where:
Newark Arts Alliance
276 E. Main St.
Newark, DE
View map »


Telephone: 266-7266
Website »

More information

The Delaware College of Art and Design showcases the work of students and faculty in the Continuing Education Program. 

Where:
Delaware College of Art and Design
600 N. Market St.
Wilmington, DE
View map »


Telephone: 622-8000
Website »

More information

The Crawleys are skipping the Atlantic—well, their clothes are. If you’re anything like us, you’re having trouble thinking of anything but this exhibit at Winterthur. So grab...

Where:
Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
Del. 52
Winterthur, DE
View map »


Telephone: 888-4600
Website »

More information

The individual artist fellow in painting exhibits at the Mezzanine Gallery.

Where:
Delaware Division of the Arts
Mezzanine Gallery
820 N. French St.
Wilmington, DE
View map »


Telephone: 577-8278
Website »

More information

Painter George Martz showcases his newest pieces. 

Where:
The Station Gallery
3922 Kennett Pike
Greenville, DE
View map »


Telephone: 654-8638
Website »

More information

Did you read “The Alchemist?” Then you might dig this, a study exploring the field of alchemy as it relates to the artistic process.

Where:
Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts
200 S. Madison St.
Wilmington, DE
View map »


Telephone: 656-6466
Website »

More information

The Biggs Museum of American Art celebrates all things needlework in March with an exhibit, a three-day symposium including classes (March 21-23) and a day of free lectures (March 22).

Where:
The Biggs Museum of American Art
406 Federal St.
Dover, DE
View map »


Website »

More information

Works from the Paul R. Jones Collection of African-American art are showcased.

Where:
University Museums
Mechanical Hall Gallery
Newark, DE
View map »


Telephone: 302-831-8037
Website »

More information

A multicultural exploration of the human face.

Where:
The University of Delaware, University Museums
Old College Gallery
Newark, DE
View map »


Telephone: 302-831-8037
Website »

More information

Nature’s Bounty: Nature-Inspired Art is a collaborative exhibit developed by the Museum and the Delaware College of Art and Design featuring works of art by DCAD students who draw...

Cost: Free with admission

Where:
Delaware Museum of Natural History
4840 Kennett Pike
Wilmington, DE  19807
View map »

More information

N.C. Wyeth was quite the patriot. His take on Coronado’s 16th-century expedition and Abraham Lincoln’s second inaugural address, plus 10 other important American moments, are on display.

Where:
Brandywine River Museum
U.S. 1
Chadds Ford, PA
View map »


Telephone: (610) 388-2700
Website »

More information

Howard Pyle, Maxfield Parrish, Norman Rockwell and N.C. Wyeth created some of their best-known images for advertising calendars. Check out the iconic images.

Where:
Brandywine River Museum
U.S. 1
Chadds Ford, PA
View map »


Telephone: (610) 388-2700
Website »

More information

Nothing says “classic” like Cole Porter’s captivating musical set on the high seas. The Tony Award winner includes hits like “I Get a Kick Out of You.” 

Where:
The New Candlelight Theatre
2208 Millers Road
Wilmington, DE
View map »


Telephone: 475-2313
Website »

More information

The legend lives on. Join King Arthur, Guinevere and Lancelot in one of the most beloved musicals ever. 

Where:
Clear Space Theatre Company
20 Baltimore Ave.
Rehoboth Beach , DE
View map »


Telephone: 227-2270
Website »

More information

Sleeping Beauty makes nap time look good, but who will wake her up? Find out in the beloved fairy tale. PS: Come in your best princess attire and join the princess parade.

Where:
Delaware Children’s Theatre
1014 Delaware Ave.
Wilmington, DE
View map »


Telephone: 655-1014
Website »

More information

Legendary jazzman Thomas “Fats” Waller is the king of a sassy, sexy, jazzy kinda world. Five performers bring to life the music of the 1920s and ’30s Harlem Renaissance. 

Where:
Delaware Theatre Company
200 Water St.
Wilmington, DE
View map »


Telephone: 594-1100
Website »

More information

Show More...
Show Less...

A selection of recent work by J. Gordon, recipient of a 2013 Individual Artist Fellowship from the Delaware Division of the Arts.

Cost: Free

Where:
Mezzanine Gallery - Carvel State Office Building
820 N. French Street
Wilmington, DE  19801
View map »


Sponsor: Delaware Division of the Arts
Telephone: 302.577.8278
Contact Name: Roxanne Stanulis
Website »

More information

Exhibits, activities, live birds, and an engaging story introduce the basics of evolution through the eyes of Charlie, a young boy writing a report about his favorite bird—the...

Cost: Adults: $9 Children (3-17): $7 Seniors (60+): $8 Under 3: FREE Members: FREE

Where:
Delaware Museum of Natural History
4840 Kennett Pike
Wilmington, DE  19807
View map »

More information

Violet Oakley (1874–1961) was an illustrator, stained-glass designer and the first American woman to find fame in the burgeoning field of public mural painting. Throughout her 60-year...

Cost: Museum Admission

Where:
Delaware Art Museum
2301 Kentmere Parkway
Wilmington, DE  19806
View map »

More information

Best known for his innovative photographs of the fashion runways for Interview magazine, Scott Heiser was a talented photographer who documented a wide range of public entertainments...

Cost: Museum Admission

Where:
Delaware Art Museum
2301 Kentmere Parkway
Wilmington, DE  19806
View map »

More information

Visit Adventure Aquarium this winter to experience Frogs: Nature’s Messenger, a limited-time opportunity to discover more than 20 kinds of frogs and see the world through their eyes....

Cost: 18.95 - $24.95

Where:
Adventure Aquarium
1 Riverside Drive
Camden, NJ  08103
View map »


Telephone: 610-455-2755
Contact Name: Corrinne Kluge
Website »

More information

  This pocket-size exhibition highlights the collection of decorated tinware that Henry Francis du Pont acquired from antiques dealers in New England and Pennsylvania, particularly from...

Cost: Members free. Included with admission.

Where:
Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
5105 Kennett Pike (RT 52)
Winterthur, DE  19735
View map »


Telephone: 302.888.4600
Contact Name: Winterthur Information
Website »

More information

Forging Faith, Building Freedom: African American Faith Experiences in Delaware, 1800-1980, opening at the Delaware History Museum on September 27, 2013, will celebrate two important...

Cost: 6/adults, $5/military/seniors/students, $4/youth (ages 3-18)

Where:
Delaware History Museum
504 North Market Street
Wilmington, DE  19801
View map »


Sponsor: Delaware Historical Society
Telephone: (302)295-2400
Website »

More information

Come out and cheer on the Blue Rocks at Frawley Stadium!  Be sure to look at www.bluerocks.com for game times and special events and giveaways!

Cost: Varies

Where:
Frawley Stadium
801 Shipyard Drive
Wilmington, DE  19801
View map »


Telephone: 302-888-2583
Website »

More information

The Department of Music's faculty wind ensemble, Del'Arte: Eileen Grycky, flute; Lloyd Shorter, oboe; Christopher Nichols, clarinet; John David Smith, horn; and Lynn Moncilovich,...

Cost: $15 adults; $10 Under

Where:
Gore Recital Hall
Roselle Center for the Arts
110 Orchard Road
Newark, DE  19716
View map »


Sponsor: University of Delaware Department of Music
Telephone: 302-831-2578
Website »

More information

The individual artist fellow in painting exhibits at the Mezzanine Gallery.

Where:
Delaware Division of the Arts
Mezzanine Gallery
820 N. French St.
Wilmington, DE
View map »


Telephone: 577-8278
Website »

More information

Painter George Martz showcases his newest pieces. 

Where:
The Station Gallery
3922 Kennett Pike
Greenville, DE
View map »


Telephone: 654-8638
Website »

More information

Five artists who work in the still life genre present work with traditional and contemporary themes. 

Where:
Peninsula Gallery
520 E. Savannah Road
Lewes, DE
View map »


Telephone: 645-0551
Website »

More information

N.C. Wyeth was quite the patriot. His take on Coronado’s 16th-century expedition and Abraham Lincoln’s second inaugural address, plus 10 other important American moments, are on display.

Where:
Brandywine River Museum
U.S. 1
Chadds Ford, PA
View map »


Telephone: (610) 388-2700
Website »

More information

The Crawleys are skipping the Atlantic—well, their clothes are. If you’re anything like us, you’re having trouble thinking of anything but this exhibit at Winterthur. So grab...

Where:
Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
Del. 52
Winterthur, DE
View map »


Telephone: 888-4600
Website »

More information

The Delaware College of Art and Design showcases the work of students and faculty in the Continuing Education Program. 

Where:
Delaware College of Art and Design
600 N. Market St.
Wilmington, DE
View map »


Telephone: 622-8000
Website »

More information

This Grammy-Award winning vocal group will dazzle you with jazz influenced by Brazilian beats, classical sounds, pop and good old R&B.

Where:
Longwood Gardens
U.S. 1
Kennett Square, PA
View map »


Telephone: (610) 388-1000,
Website »

More information

The legend lives on. Join King Arthur, Guinevere and Lancelot in one of the most beloved musicals ever. 

Where:
Clear Space Theatre Company
20 Baltimore Ave.
Rehoboth Beach , DE
View map »


Telephone: 227-2270
Website »

More information

Nature’s Bounty: Nature-Inspired Art is a collaborative exhibit developed by the Museum and the Delaware College of Art and Design featuring works of art by DCAD students who draw...

Cost: Free with admission

Where:
Delaware Museum of Natural History
4840 Kennett Pike
Wilmington, DE  19807
View map »

More information

Nothing says “classic” like Cole Porter’s captivating musical set on the high seas. The Tony Award winner includes hits like “I Get a Kick Out of You.” 

Where:
The New Candlelight Theatre
2208 Millers Road
Wilmington, DE
View map »


Telephone: 475-2313
Website »

More information

Children 5 to 18 get the spotlight at this all-media art exhibition. 

Where:
Newark Arts Alliance
276 E. Main St.
Newark, DE
View map »


Telephone: 266-7266
Website »

More information

The brainchild of Dr. Yasser Payne of the University of Delaware’s Department of Black American Studies, this collaborative exhibition focuses on issues of structural inequality and...

Where:
Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts
200 S. Madison St.
Wilmington, DE
View map »


Telephone: 656-6466
Website »

More information

The Biggs Museum of American Art celebrates all things needlework in March with an exhibit, a three-day symposium including classes (March 21-23) and a day of free lectures (March 22).

Where:
The Biggs Museum of American Art
406 Federal St.
Dover, DE
View map »


Website »

More information

Did you read “The Alchemist?” Then you might dig this, a study exploring the field of alchemy as it relates to the artistic process.

Where:
Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts
200 S. Madison St.
Wilmington, DE
View map »


Telephone: 656-6466
Website »

More information

A multicultural exploration of the human face.

Where:
The University of Delaware, University Museums
Old College Gallery
Newark, DE
View map »


Telephone: 302-831-8037
Website »

More information

Following its best season in 20 years, Delaware Children’s Theatre’s gangbuster schedule features “Sleeping Beauty”. “Sleeping Beauty” is the premiere of a...

Where:
Delaware Children’s Theatre
, DE


Telephone: 655-1014
Website »

More information

Local artists use various media to interpret the theme “Spring Awakening.”

Where:
Gallery One
32 Atlantic Ave.
Ocean View, DE
View map »


Telephone: 537-5055
Website »

More information

Works from the Paul R. Jones Collection of African-American art are showcased.

Where:
University Museums
Mechanical Hall Gallery
Newark, DE
View map »


Telephone: 302-831-8037
Website »

More information

Legendary jazzman Thomas “Fats” Waller is the king of a sassy, sexy, jazzy kinda world. Five performers bring to life the music of the 1920s and ’30s Harlem Renaissance. 

Where:
Delaware Theatre Company
200 Water St.
Wilmington, DE
View map »


Telephone: 594-1100
Website »

More information

Howard Pyle, Maxfield Parrish, Norman Rockwell and N.C. Wyeth created some of their best-known images for advertising calendars. Check out the iconic images.

Where:
Brandywine River Museum
U.S. 1
Chadds Ford, PA
View map »


Telephone: (610) 388-2700
Website »

More information

Sleeping Beauty makes nap time look good, but who will wake her up? Find out in the beloved fairy tale. PS: Come in your best princess attire and join the princess parade.

Where:
Delaware Children’s Theatre
1014 Delaware Ave.
Wilmington, DE
View map »


Telephone: 655-1014
Website »

More information

Show More...
Show Less...

A selection of recent work by J. Gordon, recipient of a 2013 Individual Artist Fellowship from the Delaware Division of the Arts.

Cost: Free

Where:
Mezzanine Gallery - Carvel State Office Building
820 N. French Street
Wilmington, DE  19801
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Sponsor: Delaware Division of the Arts
Telephone: 302.577.8278
Contact Name: Roxanne Stanulis
Website »

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Exhibits, activities, live birds, and an engaging story introduce the basics of evolution through the eyes of Charlie, a young boy writing a report about his favorite bird—the...

Cost: Adults: $9 Children (3-17): $7 Seniors (60+): $8 Under 3: FREE Members: FREE

Where:
Delaware Museum of Natural History
4840 Kennett Pike
Wilmington, DE  19807
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Visit Adventure Aquarium this winter to experience Frogs: Nature’s Messenger, a limited-time opportunity to discover more than 20 kinds of frogs and see the world through their eyes....

Cost: 18.95 - $24.95

Where:
Adventure Aquarium
1 Riverside Drive
Camden, NJ  08103
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Telephone: 610-455-2755
Contact Name: Corrinne Kluge
Website »

More information

Violet Oakley (1874–1961) was an illustrator, stained-glass designer and the first American woman to find fame in the burgeoning field of public mural painting. Throughout her 60-year...

Cost: Museum Admission

Where:
Delaware Art Museum
2301 Kentmere Parkway
Wilmington, DE  19806
View map »

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  This pocket-size exhibition highlights the collection of decorated tinware that Henry Francis du Pont acquired from antiques dealers in New England and Pennsylvania, particularly from...

Cost: Members free. Included with admission.

Where:
Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
5105 Kennett Pike (RT 52)
Winterthur, DE  19735
View map »


Telephone: 302.888.4600
Contact Name: Winterthur Information
Website »

More information

Best known for his innovative photographs of the fashion runways for Interview magazine, Scott Heiser was a talented photographer who documented a wide range of public entertainments...

Cost: Museum Admission

Where:
Delaware Art Museum
2301 Kentmere Parkway
Wilmington, DE  19806
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More information

Learning about art is fun every Friday at the Delaware Art Museum! Glory of Stories introduces young visitors to art and the Museum through a story-reading followed by an interactive tour of...

Cost: Free for Museum members, $3.00 per child for non-members, free for adults

Where:
Delaware Art Museum
2301 Kentmere Parkway
Wilmington, DE  19806
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More information

The Easter Bunny hops aboard our train for a 1½-hour round-trip ride to Ashland, and all kids will get a special treat. Bring your camera and have the Easter Bunny pose for a picture with...

Cost: Adult-$18 Senior-$17 Child-$16

Where:
Greenbank Station
2201 Newport Gap Pike
Wilmington, DE  19808
View map »


Sponsor: Wilmington & Western Railroad
Telephone: 302.998.1930
Website »

More information

Forging Faith, Building Freedom: African American Faith Experiences in Delaware, 1800-1980, opening at the Delaware History Museum on September 27, 2013, will celebrate two important...

Cost: 6/adults, $5/military/seniors/students, $4/youth (ages 3-18)

Where:
Delaware History Museum
504 North Market Street
Wilmington, DE  19801
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Sponsor: Delaware Historical Society
Telephone: (302)295-2400
Website »

More information

Come out and cheer on the Blue Rocks at Frawley Stadium!  Be sure to look at www.bluerocks.com for game times and special events and giveaways!

Cost: Varies

Where:
Frawley Stadium
801 Shipyard Drive
Wilmington, DE  19801
View map »


Telephone: 302-888-2583
Website »

More information

Works from the Paul R. Jones Collection of African-American art are showcased.

Where:
University Museums
Mechanical Hall Gallery
Newark, DE
View map »


Telephone: 302-831-8037
Website »

More information

Local artists use various media to interpret the theme “Spring Awakening.”

Where:
Gallery One
32 Atlantic Ave.
Ocean View, DE
View map »


Telephone: 537-5055
Website »

More information

Following its best season in 20 years, Delaware Children’s Theatre’s gangbuster schedule features “Sleeping Beauty”. “Sleeping Beauty” is the premiere of a...

Where:
Delaware Children’s Theatre
, DE


Telephone: 655-1014
Website »

More information

Legendary jazzman Thomas “Fats” Waller is the king of a sassy, sexy, jazzy kinda world. Five performers bring to life the music of the 1920s and ’30s Harlem Renaissance. 

Where:
Delaware Theatre Company
200 Water St.
Wilmington, DE
View map »


Telephone: 594-1100
Website »

More information

Children 5 to 18 get the spotlight at this all-media art exhibition. 

Where:
Newark Arts Alliance
276 E. Main St.
Newark, DE
View map »


Telephone: 266-7266
Website »

More information

The Delaware College of Art and Design showcases the work of students and faculty in the Continuing Education Program. 

Where:
Delaware College of Art and Design
600 N. Market St.
Wilmington, DE
View map »


Telephone: 622-8000
Website »

More information

The Crawleys are skipping the Atlantic—well, their clothes are. If you’re anything like us, you’re having trouble thinking of anything but this exhibit at Winterthur. So grab...

Where:
Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
Del. 52
Winterthur, DE
View map »


Telephone: 888-4600
Website »

More information

The individual artist fellow in painting exhibits at the Mezzanine Gallery.

Where:
Delaware Division of the Arts
Mezzanine Gallery
820 N. French St.
Wilmington, DE
View map »


Telephone: 577-8278
Website »

More information

Painter George Martz showcases his newest pieces. 

Where:
The Station Gallery
3922 Kennett Pike
Greenville, DE
View map »


Telephone: 654-8638
Website »

More information

The brainchild of Dr. Yasser Payne of the University of Delaware’s Department of Black American Studies, this collaborative exhibition focuses on issues of structural inequality and...

Where:
Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts
200 S. Madison St.
Wilmington, DE
View map »


Telephone: 656-6466
Website »

More information

Did you read “The Alchemist?” Then you might dig this, a study exploring the field of alchemy as it relates to the artistic process.

Where:
Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts
200 S. Madison St.
Wilmington, DE
View map »


Telephone: 656-6466
Website »

More information

A multicultural exploration of the human face.

Where:
The University of Delaware, University Museums
Old College Gallery
Newark, DE
View map »


Telephone: 302-831-8037
Website »

More information

N.C. Wyeth was quite the patriot. His take on Coronado’s 16th-century expedition and Abraham Lincoln’s second inaugural address, plus 10 other important American moments, are on display.

Where:
Brandywine River Museum
U.S. 1
Chadds Ford, PA
View map »


Telephone: (610) 388-2700
Website »

More information

Howard Pyle, Maxfield Parrish, Norman Rockwell and N.C. Wyeth created some of their best-known images for advertising calendars. Check out the iconic images.

Where:
Brandywine River Museum
U.S. 1
Chadds Ford, PA
View map »


Telephone: (610) 388-2700
Website »

More information

Nature’s Bounty: Nature-Inspired Art is a collaborative exhibit developed by the Museum and the Delaware College of Art and Design featuring works of art by DCAD students who draw...

Cost: Free with admission

Where:
Delaware Museum of Natural History
4840 Kennett Pike
Wilmington, DE  19807
View map »

More information

The legend lives on. Join King Arthur, Guinevere and Lancelot in one of the most beloved musicals ever. 

Where:
Clear Space Theatre Company
20 Baltimore Ave.
Rehoboth Beach , DE
View map »


Telephone: 227-2270
Website »

More information

The Biggs Museum of American Art celebrates all things needlework in March with an exhibit, a three-day symposium including classes (March 21-23) and a day of free lectures (March 22).

Where:
The Biggs Museum of American Art
406 Federal St.
Dover, DE
View map »


Website »

More information

Nothing says “classic” like Cole Porter’s captivating musical set on the high seas. The Tony Award winner includes hits like “I Get a Kick Out of You.” 

Where:
The New Candlelight Theatre
2208 Millers Road
Wilmington, DE
View map »


Telephone: 475-2313
Website »

More information

Sleeping Beauty makes nap time look good, but who will wake her up? Find out in the beloved fairy tale. PS: Come in your best princess attire and join the princess parade.

Where:
Delaware Children’s Theatre
1014 Delaware Ave.
Wilmington, DE
View map »


Telephone: 655-1014
Website »

More information

Five artists who work in the still life genre present work with traditional and contemporary themes. 

Where:
Peninsula Gallery
520 E. Savannah Road
Lewes, DE
View map »


Telephone: 645-0551
Website »

More information

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A selection of recent work by J. Gordon, recipient of a 2013 Individual Artist Fellowship from the Delaware Division of the Arts.

Cost: Free

Where:
Mezzanine Gallery - Carvel State Office Building
820 N. French Street
Wilmington, DE  19801
View map »


Sponsor: Delaware Division of the Arts
Telephone: 302.577.8278
Contact Name: Roxanne Stanulis
Website »

More information

Exhibits, activities, live birds, and an engaging story introduce the basics of evolution through the eyes of Charlie, a young boy writing a report about his favorite bird—the...

Cost: Adults: $9 Children (3-17): $7 Seniors (60+): $8 Under 3: FREE Members: FREE

Where:
Delaware Museum of Natural History
4840 Kennett Pike
Wilmington, DE  19807
View map »

More information

Visit Adventure Aquarium this winter to experience Frogs: Nature’s Messenger, a limited-time opportunity to discover more than 20 kinds of frogs and see the world through their eyes....

Cost: 18.95 - $24.95

Where:
Adventure Aquarium
1 Riverside Drive
Camden, NJ  08103
View map »


Telephone: 610-455-2755
Contact Name: Corrinne Kluge
Website »

More information

  This pocket-size exhibition highlights the collection of decorated tinware that Henry Francis du Pont acquired from antiques dealers in New England and Pennsylvania, particularly from...

Cost: Members free. Included with admission.

Where:
Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
5105 Kennett Pike (RT 52)
Winterthur, DE  19735
View map »


Telephone: 302.888.4600
Contact Name: Winterthur Information
Website »

More information

Best known for his innovative photographs of the fashion runways for Interview magazine, Scott Heiser was a talented photographer who documented a wide range of public entertainments...

Cost: Museum Admission

Where:
Delaware Art Museum
2301 Kentmere Parkway
Wilmington, DE  19806
View map »

More information

Violet Oakley (1874–1961) was an illustrator, stained-glass designer and the first American woman to find fame in the burgeoning field of public mural painting. Throughout her 60-year...

Cost: Museum Admission

Where:
Delaware Art Museum
2301 Kentmere Parkway
Wilmington, DE  19806
View map »

More information

The Easter Bunny hops aboard our train for a 1½-hour round-trip ride to Ashland, and all kids will get a special treat. Bring your camera and have the Easter Bunny pose for a picture with...

Cost: Adult-$18 Senior-$17 Child-$16

Where:
Greenbank Station
2201 Newport Gap Pike
Wilmington, DE  19808
View map »


Sponsor: Wilmington & Western Railroad
Telephone: 302.998.1930
Website »

More information

Forging Faith, Building Freedom: African American Faith Experiences in Delaware, 1800-1980, opening at the Delaware History Museum on September 27, 2013, will celebrate two important...

Cost: 6/adults, $5/military/seniors/students, $4/youth (ages 3-18)

Where:
Delaware History Museum
504 North Market Street
Wilmington, DE  19801
View map »


Sponsor: Delaware Historical Society
Telephone: (302)295-2400
Website »

More information

Come out and cheer on the Blue Rocks at Frawley Stadium!  Be sure to look at www.bluerocks.com for game times and special events and giveaways!

Cost: Varies

Where:
Frawley Stadium
801 Shipyard Drive
Wilmington, DE  19801
View map »


Telephone: 302-888-2583
Website »

More information

Five artists who work in the still life genre present work with traditional and contemporary themes. 

Where:
Peninsula Gallery
520 E. Savannah Road
Lewes, DE
View map »


Telephone: 645-0551
Website »

More information

The individual artist fellow in painting exhibits at the Mezzanine Gallery.

Where:
Delaware Division of the Arts
Mezzanine Gallery
820 N. French St.
Wilmington, DE
View map »


Telephone: 577-8278
Website »

More information

Visionary Scott Kip invents meticulously crafted architectural models out of wood, incorporating light as part of the temporal experience central to his art. 

Where:
Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts
200 S. Madison St.
Wilmington, DE
View map »


Telephone: 656-6466
Website »

More information

The Crawleys are skipping the Atlantic—well, their clothes are. If you’re anything like us, you’re having trouble thinking of anything but this exhibit at Winterthur. So grab...

Where:
Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
Del. 52
Winterthur, DE
View map »


Telephone: 888-4600
Website »

More information

Sleeping Beauty makes nap time look good, but who will wake her up? Find out in the beloved fairy tale. PS: Come in your best princess attire and join the princess parade.

Where:
Delaware Children’s Theatre
1014 Delaware Ave.
Wilmington, DE
View map »


Telephone: 655-1014
Website »

More information

Painter George Martz showcases his newest pieces. 

Where:
The Station Gallery
3922 Kennett Pike
Greenville, DE
View map »


Telephone: 654-8638
Website »

More information

The Delaware College of Art and Design showcases the work of students and faculty in the Continuing Education Program. 

Where:
Delaware College of Art and Design
600 N. Market St.
Wilmington, DE
View map »


Telephone: 622-8000
Website »

More information

Come hear the infectious melodies that made Splash ’n’ Boots the 2012 Canadian Children’s Group of the Year. 

Where:
World Cafe Live at The Queen
500 N. Market St.
Wilmington, DE
View map »


Telephone: 994-1400
Website »

More information

The legend lives on. Join King Arthur, Guinevere and Lancelot in one of the most beloved musicals ever. 

Where:
Clear Space Theatre Company
20 Baltimore Ave.
Rehoboth Beach , DE
View map »


Telephone: 227-2270
Website »

More information

Nature’s Bounty: Nature-Inspired Art is a collaborative exhibit developed by the Museum and the Delaware College of Art and Design featuring works of art by DCAD students who draw...

Cost: Free with admission

Where:
Delaware Museum of Natural History
4840 Kennett Pike
Wilmington, DE  19807
View map »

More information

A multicultural exploration of the human face.

Where:
The University of Delaware, University Museums
Old College Gallery
Newark, DE
View map »


Telephone: 302-831-8037
Website »

More information

N.C. Wyeth was quite the patriot. His take on Coronado’s 16th-century expedition and Abraham Lincoln’s second inaugural address, plus 10 other important American moments, are on display.

Where:
Brandywine River Museum
U.S. 1
Chadds Ford, PA
View map »


Telephone: (610) 388-2700
Website »

More information

Howard Pyle, Maxfield Parrish, Norman Rockwell and N.C. Wyeth created some of their best-known images for advertising calendars. Check out the iconic images.

Where:
Brandywine River Museum
U.S. 1
Chadds Ford, PA
View map »


Telephone: (610) 388-2700
Website »

More information

Nothing says “classic” like Cole Porter’s captivating musical set on the high seas. The Tony Award winner includes hits like “I Get a Kick Out of You.” 

Where:
The New Candlelight Theatre
2208 Millers Road
Wilmington, DE
View map »


Telephone: 475-2313
Website »

More information

The Biggs Museum of American Art celebrates all things needlework in March with an exhibit, a three-day symposium including classes (March 21-23) and a day of free lectures (March 22).

Where:
The Biggs Museum of American Art
406 Federal St.
Dover, DE
View map »


Website »

More information

Local artists use various media to interpret the theme “Spring Awakening.”

Where:
Gallery One
32 Atlantic Ave.
Ocean View, DE
View map »


Telephone: 537-5055
Website »

More information

Children 5 to 18 get the spotlight at this all-media art exhibition. 

Where:
Newark Arts Alliance
276 E. Main St.
Newark, DE
View map »


Telephone: 266-7266
Website »

More information

Following its best season in 20 years, Delaware Children’s Theatre’s gangbuster schedule features “Sleeping Beauty”. “Sleeping Beauty” is the premiere of a...

Where:
Delaware Children’s Theatre
, DE


Telephone: 655-1014
Website »

More information

Legendary jazzman Thomas “Fats” Waller is the king of a sassy, sexy, jazzy kinda world. Five performers bring to life the music of the 1920s and ’30s Harlem Renaissance. 

Where:
Delaware Theatre Company
200 Water St.
Wilmington, DE
View map »


Telephone: 594-1100
Website »

More information

Did you read “The Alchemist?” Then you might dig this, a study exploring the field of alchemy as it relates to the artistic process.

Where:
Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts
200 S. Madison St.
Wilmington, DE
View map »


Telephone: 656-6466
Website »

More information

The brainchild of Dr. Yasser Payne of the University of Delaware’s Department of Black American Studies, this collaborative exhibition focuses on issues of structural inequality and...

Where:
Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts
200 S. Madison St.
Wilmington, DE
View map »


Telephone: 656-6466
Website »

More information

Works from the Paul R. Jones Collection of African-American art are showcased.

Where:
University Museums
Mechanical Hall Gallery
Newark, DE
View map »


Telephone: 302-831-8037
Website »

More information

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