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Asteroids and comets are messengers from space with a significant effect on Earth’s history, and they are likely to influence the future as well. Great Balls of Fire: Comets, Asteroids, Meteors shares recent discoveries and cutting-edge planetary science with a variety of interactive, multimedia experiences, ranging from computer-based activities to a larger scale, “pod” where...

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Drawing from Hagley’s collection of automotive advertising art, this exhibition features rare marketing materials highlighting everything from Duesenbergs to Datsuns. This exhibition asks “Did you buy the car you needed or the car you wanted?” Included in regular admission and free for members. Use Hagley’s main entrance off Route 141 in Wilmington, Delaware.  Extended until January 1,...

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Made in the Americas: The New World Discovers Asia examines the profound influence of Asia on the arts of the colonial Americas. Featuring some of the most extraordinary objects produced in the Americas, this scholarly exhibition is the first, Pan-American study to explore how craftsmen across North, Central, and South America adapted Asian styles in a range of media—from furniture to...

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The Golden Age of King Midas

May 27, 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

May 27, 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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RAIL EXPLORERS DELAWARE

May 27, 2016 - Jun 15, 2016

RAIL EXPLORERS Opens their Delaware Division! Partnering with the Wilmington & Western Railroad and the Delaware State Parks Rail Explorers brings their unique adventure to the railroads of Delaware. Opening in Delaware permanently in 2017, Rail Explorers is coming to Wilmington for a Limited 8 week 2016 season to celebrate the Wilmington & Western Railroad's 50th...

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Sex: A History in 30 Objects

May 27, 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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Embroidery: The Language of Art

May 27, 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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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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Join our guides though historic Dover and its cemeteries by lantern light this spring. Space is limited; call (302) 739-9194 for reservations. Lantern tours canceled due to inclement weather will not be rescheduled. $10 per person. Christ Church Cemetery Friday, May 27 Meet at Christ Church – Corner of S. State and Water Streets Encounter characters from the past to hear tales...

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