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Organized to coincide with the Museum’s showing of Independent Curators International’s Performance Now exhibition,Retro•active presents a historical view of this important genre. Performance art as a genre exploded onto the art scene in the mid-1960s and developed through the 1970s and 1980s to incorporate audience participation, dance, and video. Seven...

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Forging Faith, Building Freedom

Jul 29, 2014 - Aug 31, 2014

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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 anniversaries. Two hundred years ago, in 1813, Peter Spencer founded the African Union Church, the first independent black denomination in the United States. The next year, he started the August Quarterly, the...

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Kalmar Nyckel

Jul 29, 2014 - Sep 28, 2014

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The Kalmar Nyckel Offers a wide array of sailing opportunities - from April through October.  Guests are invited to haul lines, set sails, and enjoy tales of the original Kalmar Nyckel - or become a "pirate" with the crew of special pirate sails.

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The splendor of Byzantine Christian art—preserved through the ages in early Christian churches in both Constantinople, the capital of the Byzantine Empire, and the Cappadocia region of Turkey—is the focus of this large-scale photography exhibition. Sacred Spaces: The Photography of Ahmet Ertug, a two-part exhibition fittingly presented under the vaulted ceilings of the Museum's first...

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Costumes of Downton Abbey

Jul 29, 2014 - Jan 1, 2015

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 your kind-of-cute fourth cousin (hey, it was normal in 1912) and check out the 40 costumes on display. Poor Lady Edith’s barely-worn wedding dress will be there, but we’ve got our fingers...

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Bugs: Outside the Box

Jul 29, 2014 - Sep 1, 2014

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A butterfly with a 5-foot wing span? A 10-foot tall beetle? When it comes to bugs, the Delaware Museum of Natural History has all the creepy crawly you can handle. 

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Art is Tasty

Aug 1, 2014 - Dec 5, 2014

This event occurs monthly, on the first Friday of March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November and December.

Join us for this noontime lunch series on the first Friday of every month. Art is Tasty pairs an engaging 30-minute discussion about a work of art with a delicious lunch in the Thronson Café. (Café lunch voucher included in price). March 7: Path through Rocks and Bushes, John SloanApril 4: Claude Montana, Scott HeiserMay 2: The Mermaid, Howard PyleJune 6: Delaware Passage, Robert...

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Night at the Museum! – SLEEPOVER!

Aug 1, 2014 - Aug 2, 2014

What really happens when the Museum closes at night?  Find out at this fun-filled overnight program that features an evening star party, camp fire complete with treats, and a campout in the Museum galleries!  Pre-registration required.  NOTE: All children in attendance must be accompanied by an adult chaperone 25 years of age or older. One adult chaperone is required for every group of up...

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Both children and adults enjoy the First State Heritage Park's candlelit walking tours – there’s history, humor, and sorrow in the stories of real people from Delaware’s past centuries.   Join historical interpreters from the First State Heritage Park dressed in colonial attire as they relate the stories of historic Dover. The Dover’s public square was the site of markets and...

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