Delaware State Fair

Jul 30, 2016 - Jul 30, 2016

This event occurs daily, every 1 day(s).

Gates open: 8 a.m.–11 p.m.  Carnival rides open: 1 p.m. Visit www.delawarestatefair.com/events for more.

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Sharon Gonce Naccorato Sculpture Exhibit

Jul 30, 2016 - Aug 26, 2016

This event occurs daily, every 1 day(s).

This native Delawarean learned at a young age that what most people considered to be junk, used up, and discarded had the potential of a new found life only limited by imagination. Her passion for metal working was sparked when her husband taught her to weld.   Inspired by Salvador Dali and a love of Steam Punk, she has utilized whatever metal scraps and parts available to bring her...

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Children’s I-Spy Birding

Jul 30, 2016 - Dec 1, 2016

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

Join local birding expert and environmental educator, Kelley Nunn, as we look and listen for the common (and uncommon!) birds of Bucktoe. We will be taking short hikes through the preserve to spot birds using different habitats. Children under 10 must be accompanied by a parent.

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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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Sex: A History in 30 Objects

Jul 30, 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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This event occurs daily, every 1 day(s).

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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Embroidery: The Language of Art

Jul 30, 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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The Golden Age of King Midas

Jul 30, 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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Whether you sew, knit, hook, or knot, you will weave together a day of fun with this textile-focused family event. Guests will learn a new skill like weaving or felting and enjoy hands-on activities. Local artisans will demonstrate fiber-related talents. Activities are included in regular admission and free for members. Use Hagley’s main entrance off Route 141 in Wilmington, Delaware. 

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