Unraveling Stories

Mar 31, 2015 - Jul 19, 2015

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This experimental exhibition invites visitors to dig deeply into one object. Explore the stories that a large, hand-made hooked rug has to tell about the artistic tradition of hooked rugs, science of experimental materials used in its making, and story of the du Pont family on the Brandywine as illustrated by a member of the family.  Included in regular admission and free for members but...

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ELLIOTT ERWITT: DOG DOGS

Mar 31, 2015 - May 24, 2015

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Elliott Erwitt barks at dogs. According to the renowned photographer, that is how he has caught some of his most memorable canine images. Elliott Erwitt: Dog Dogs features 65 of Erwitt’s best pictures of dogs. Photographed around the world between 1946 and 2004, this selection demonstrates the artist’s affectionate eye and love of surrealist juxtapositions. Funny, poignant, and...

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Oscar Wilde (1854–1900) was an Irish writer and poet who became one of London’s most popular playwrights in the early 1890s. Wilde’s retelling of the beheading of John the Baptist became the controversial play, Salomé, and was banned on the London stage in 1893. Illustrators have been attracted to its rhythmic prose and subject matter ever since. Oscar Wilde’s Salomé: Illustrating...

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This comprehensive exhibition explores the unique world of the Pennsylvania Germans and their colorful folk art, including decorated manuscripts (fraktur), textiles, furniture, metalwork and pottery. Embellished with hearts, flowers, birds and other traditional motifs, these objects reveal a love of color, design, and whimsy. Most are functional, but others were made “just for nice”...

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Somerville Manning Gallery announces a solo exhibition of works by Francis Di Fronzo. This exhibition continues Di Fronzo’s exploration of people venturing west on Route 66 to make their fortune and the romanticized brutality of nature. In his paintings, Di Fronzo depicts scenes which are both beautiful and poetic, but also deeply personal and mysterious. Executed with keen attention to...

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William D. White

Mar 31, 2015 - Jun 21, 2015

Regional artist William D. White presents his first major exhibition, Vision and Voice. This exhibition reintroduces the work of the Wilmington, Delaware illustrator, muralist and painter William D. White (1896-1971). This artist’s varied and significant career spans some of the country’s most intense moments of the 20th century as well as the final days of the golden age of...

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Michael Doyle - The Journey

Mar 31, 2015 - Apr 11, 2015

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Somerville Manning Gallery announces a solo exhibition of works by Michael Doyle. This exhibition explores life's richness in intimate portrayals of figures, interiors, and landscapes. Doyle’s love of painting leads him to explore the relationships of objects to their surroundings through the study of light and color contrasts. With his recent work, Doyle is exploring an expanded palette,...

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ELLIOTT ERWITT: DOG DOGS

Mar 31, 2015 - May 24, 2015

Elliott Erwitt barks at dogs. According to the renowned photographer, that is how he has caught some of his most memorable canine images. Elliott Erwitt: Dog Dogs features 65 of Erwitt’s best pictures of dogs. Photographed around the world between 1946 and 2004, this selection demonstrates the artist’s affectionate eye and love of surrealist juxtapositions. Funny, poignant, and...

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Oscar Wilde’s Salomé: Illustrating Death and Desire will feature artists’ interpretations of this controversial play throughout the ages. The play was banned from production in London in 1893 and was not performed until three years later in Paris. Despite this controversy, the play’s publication, which included illustrations by the symbolist artist Aubrey Beardsley (1894), received...

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