The Golden Age of King Midas

Jul 23, 2016 - Nov 27, 2016

What was behind the legendary story of King Midas and his golden touch? That is the question to be answered—not with chests full of gold, but with a spectacular array of ancient artifacts, on loan from the Republic of Turkey, which tell the story of a very powerful ruler of the Phrygian kingdom in what is now central Turkey. King Midas lived in the prosperous city of Gordion, the...

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Embroidery: The Language of Art

Jul 23, 2016 - Jan 8, 2017

The definition of the word art has changed over time. From the late Middle Ages it referred to a skill acquired through knowledge and practice as well as the objects produced as a result of that skill, whatever the materials or techniques. In the 18th century a distinction began to be made between fine art, which included only painting, sculpture, and architecture, and applied or decorative...

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Embroidery: The Language of Art

Jul 23, 2016 - Jan 8, 2017

The definition of the word art has changed over time. From the late Middle Ages it referred to a skill acquired through knowledge and practice as well as the objects produced as a result of that skill, whatever the materials or techniques. In the 18th century a distinction began to be made between fine art, which included only painting, sculpture, and architecture, and applied or decorative...

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Sex: A History in 30 Objects

Jul 23, 2016 - Jul 31, 2016

Explore some of the diverse ways that human beings have understood sex and sexuality, gender and gender diversity in this small but broad new exhibition, presented in conjunction with the 2015-2016 Penn Humanities Forum on Sex. Thirty objects from the Museum’s vast international collections are presented in this survey; like the Native American pipe bag decorated with the Lakota two spirit,...

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Alden Leonard Exhibition at Gallery 50

Jul 23, 2016 - Aug 9, 2016

Join us at Gallery 50 Contemporary Art & Frame Shop to meet Alden Leonard and see his latest collection or works - oils, watercolors, drawings. The exhibition, entitled "Out of Reach" will feature all-new paintings and drawings, each of which poses the question:  What do we lose in the process of recollection, and what do we gain? Please join us for this fun show.

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Learn about life in the water, creative with water and art, then cool off with storyteller Greta Rech, as she shares stories from around the world.   Storytelling from Greta Rech at 10:30, 11:30, 12:30, and 1:30 in the Terrace Room. Wacky Water Obstacle Course and Sprinklers set up on Painter Lawn. Crafts on the lawn and on the Terrace. Discovery Stations. Prepare to get wet! With 650...

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Sharon Gonce Naccorato Sculpture Exhibit

Jul 25, 2016 - Aug 26, 2016

This event occurs daily, every 1 day(s).

This native Delawarean learned at a young age that what most people considered to be junk, used up, and discarded had the potential of a new found life only limited by imagination. Her passion for metal working was sparked when her husband taught her to weld.   Inspired by Salvador Dali and a love of Steam Punk, she has utilized whatever metal scraps and parts available to bring her...

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Just Above Water by Mark Houlday

Jul 25, 2016 - Jul 29, 2016

This event occurs daily, every weekday.

Just Above Water, an exhibition of photographs by Mark Houlday, will be on view in the Mezzanine Gallery from July 1-29, 2016, with an opening reception on Friday, July 8 from 5-7 p.m. Houlday will display a series of low angle images of ponds, rivers, and bays in Sussex County captured from his kayak.  The Mezzanine Gallery, open weekdays from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., is located in the Carvel...

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Summer Group Show & Framing Sale

Jul 25, 2016 - Jul 29, 2016

This event occurs daily, every weekday.

July 1 – 29  Summer Group Show & Framing Sale Our Summer Group Show features a variety of work by new artists and Gallery favorites. Art on display includes paintings, drawings, ceramics, collage and art glass. The Annual Framing Sale is on with 15% off all custom framing orders placed in July. Summer hours: Monday - Friday 9 - 5.

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