Embroidery: The Language of Art

Jun 25, 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

Jun 25, 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

Jun 25, 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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The Golden Age of King Midas

Jun 25, 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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Registration is open for our second annual Hook-In to take place on July 30, 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM.  Hagley welcomes hookers (artists who practice the art of rug hooking) to gather and collaborate, share ideas, and enjoy a day together. Vendors will be present with equipment, patterns and more.  In addition to attending the hook-in, you will be able to tour our historic residence which showcases...

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Tyler Arboretum kicks off its summer events line-up on June 26, 2016 with its ‘Arts in Nature Festival’. This new community arts festival features the storytelling, giant puppets, drums, and creativity of the Philadelphia-based arts cooperative, Spiral Q. Featuring opportunities to grab a puppet and join members of Spiral Q and the West Powelton Steppers Drill and Drum Line as they...

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5:30–8:00 pm (music begins at 6:00 pm) Enjoy the warm nights of spring and summer along the banks of Clenny Run to enjoy local bands. Music starts at 6:00 pm. $5 per Member. $15 per nonmember. Children under 16 free. Museum Store and Cottage Cafe will be open for light fare, wine, beer, and other beverages. Buffalo Chip and the Heard Wednesday June 29 Winterthur welcomes back Buffalo Chip...

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Just Above Water by Mark Houlday

Jul 1, 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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