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Have you ever pondered the genius behind the invention of the s’more, or wondered how anyone could survive a camping trip without bug spray and quick-dry fabrics?  Happy Campers! has answers for you. Come view some of the historical hits and misses of camping gear as found in the library’s early 20th century catalogs. Scouting manuals, ‘roughing it’ recipe books and other colorful bits...

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This event occurs weekly, on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.

Forgeries—false works claiming to be genuine—aren’t expected to have much worth. As such, it may be surprising to learn that items once deemed worthless frauds and illegal acts can serve as valuable artifacts today. In this exhibition, explore how forgeries were made, why they were created and how they were debunked. Whether outright forgeries, historic practical jokes or cases of...

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Gifts from the Hotel du Pont Collection

Sep 25, 2018 - Jan 13, 2019

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In 2017, the Delaware Art Museum received 13 works of art previously on display in the Hotel du Pont in downtown Wilmington. The gift included watercolors by Andrew Wyeth and oil paintings by N.C. Wyeth, Frank Schoonover, and Edward Loper. Adorning the building’s public spaces, the hotel’s collection was formed over several decades to support local artists. The Museum is honored to keep...

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A needle's eye in a pond, a Greek temple in the garden, an Ottoman tent sitting on a hill—these are just a few of the inspirations for our upcoming, first-ever outdoor exhibition Follies: Architectural Whimsy in the Garden! The exhibition showcases whimsical and classic garden structures located throughout the Winterthur estate.   Follies are architectural constructions, often extravagant...

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Tilton Mansion History Tour and Meal

Sep 25, 2018 - Jan 31, 2020

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Schedule a private group tour followed by lunch or dinner with a historic, revolutionary war era presentation.* Ideal for conferences, corporate meetings, special interest groups. $25 per person for lunch; $45 per person for dinner, with groups 10 or more. Set menu. For groups under 10, à la carte menu. Tour included with meal.

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This event occurs weekly, on Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

The intimate vision of each artist—a mingling of reality and invention—blends the natural world with abstract shapes. Whether in luminous or subdued colors, these forms conjure up a cityscape or countryside. Patterns may suggest solid objects or floating fragments. The small scale of the works draws us into the vision for a closer look. This exhibition is organized by the Delaware Art...

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This event occurs weekly, on Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

The Delaware Art Museum commissioned a project by New York-based artist Hank Willis Thomas which explores identity, history, and the actions motivating contemporary society. Thomas will interpret and employ archival materials from the Delaware Historical Society and photographs of the 1968 demonstrations and National Guard occupation in Wilmington taken by News Journalstaff for the creation of...

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This event occurs weekly, on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

In recent years, the Arctic has occupied a central place in urgent climate change discussions. However, the Indigenous peoples of the region have long understood the need to respect an interconnected environment; they recognize that the land, ocean and atmosphere respond to human behavior. The prints, drawings, stone sculptures, woven baskets, bone carvings and handmade dolls on display in this...

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This event occurs weekly, on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

Since the early 20th century, abstract art has prompted audiences to consider how the materials, shapes and subjects found within an artwork form the viewer’s response to it. Abstract art provides a two-way encounter between the artist and the viewer; the meaning is a combination of the artist’s process and the viewer’s response to it. Through this exhibition, explore how abstract...

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Self-educated mineralogist George F. Kunz assembled several renowned mineral collections throughout his lifetime. This exhibition highlights the last of his assembled collections, purchased by Irénée du Pont prior to 1930 and later gifted to the University of Delaware. Kunz, who became vice president of Tiffany & Co., began collecting minerals at an early age near his home in New Jersey and...

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