Fall Free Writes

Oct 19, 2017 - Oct 20, 2017

This event occurs monthly, on the third Thursday of September and October.

Drop-in to the Museum galleries and explore a topic or idea through writing inspired by prompts—visual or written. These informal gatherings allow participants of all experience levels to write “in the moment” with the hope of unearthing new materials and perspectives. No writing experience required. Advanced registration recommended. Register online at delart.org. 

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New York Times Best Selling Author Jeff Hobbs grew up in Kennett Square, PA and graduated from Yale in 2002 with a BA in English Language and Literature. “The Short and Tragic Life of Robert Peace,” is a haunting work of nonfiction with a title that is all too self-explanatory. Jeff Hobbs and Robert Peace were roommates throughout their four years at Yale in the class of 2002. This book is...

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Presented by A.T. Moffett and the Delaware Division of the Arts at the baby grand Re-Entry – A Performance Tribute to Veterans is a Delaware Division of the Arts supported project directed and choreographed by 2017 fellowship recipient A.T. Moffett. This dynamic performance piece begins with WWII and moves forward in time to present day military operations. Re-Entry blends dance...

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Wearing WWI

Oct 21, 2017

Lucas Clawson, historian and archivist at Hagley Museum and Library, will give a gallery talk on the material culture of World War I uniforms. This event is associated with the "Fashion on All Fronts: Stories from the Wardrobe, 1914-1918" exhibition on view through December 8 in Old College Gallery. Drawing from the Historic Costume and Textiles Collection in the Department of Fashion and...

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For the Beng people of Côte d'Ivoire in West Africa, babies are not born as clean slates but as reincarnations of ancestors who long to return. A Beng infant is thought to begin its new life filled with spiritual knowledge, a belief that profoundly affects the way the Beng care for and raise their children. Alma Gottlieb (Professor Emerita of Anthropology, Univ. of Illinois at...

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For the Beng people of Côte d'Ivoire in West Africa, babies are not born as clean slates but as reincarnations of ancestors who long to return. A Beng infant is thought to begin its new life filled with spiritual knowledge, a belief that profoundly affects the way the Beng care for and raise their children. Alma Gottlieb (Professor Emerita of Anthropology, Univ. of Illinois at...

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In some religious traditions, “the afterlife” represents another stage in a life cycle believed to be endlessly cyclical rather than linear. For the Beng people of Côte d’Ivoire in West Africa, babies are not born as clean slates but as reincarnations of ancestors who long to return. A Beng infant is thought to begin its new life filled with spiritual knowledge, a belief that profoundly...

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For the Beng people of Côte d'Ivoire in West Africa, babies are not born as clean slates but as reincarnations of ancestors who long to return. A Beng infant is thought to begin its new life filled with spiritual knowledge, a belief that profoundly affects the way the Beng care for and raise their children. Alma Gottlieb (Professor Emerita of Anthropology, Univ. of Illinois at...

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Everyone knows Lewis Carroll’s fantastical, nonsensical world of Wonderland. Now is your chance to dive deeper down the rabbit hole with Alice and Carroll during the fall meeting of the Lewis Carroll Society of North America (LCSNA). The meeting is open to the public and will be held in Morris Library's Class of 1941 Lecture Room. A reception will follow on the third floor of Memorial Hall....

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