Jazzed

War, radio, a thriving club scene and native talent once made Wilmington a fertile ground for musical innovation, and no one in its history made a bigger mark than the legendary Clifford Brown.



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Music professor Don Glanden (left) isÊmaking a video documentary of Clifford Brown. Dean Jenkins (right) was two grades behind Brown at Howard High School. Brown, Jenkins says, showed him a few chords, which started Jenkins' career in Jazz.

Photograph by Pat CroweÊ http://www.patcrowephotography.com

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Don’t let anyone tell you that Wilmington, the fair city that has served as capital for such un-swinging things as banks and chemical companies, doesn’t swing.

Under the town’s buttoned-down exterior, there has quietly simmered since the earliest days of the 20th century a vibe fed by sin and syncopation, the language of the street, and the sweat of dance halls and speakeasies.

It was born amid oppression and segregation, then blossomed into the one true form of American music.

It’s jazz, daddy. And if you know the password, you might find that Wilmington has given the world things besides platinum cards and Dacron. The password is Brownie.

The nickname of Clifford Brown still opens doors. It makes the hands of the old heads move like those of young men who could caress trumpet valves like they were the flesh of a fine woman.

Because Brown is a legend, a tragic protagonist who rose from Wilmington’s Eastside to entrance the progenitors of bop.

He was a straight arrow who, after playing for only a few years, sat in with Dizzy Gillespie and, at his height, was considered a better trumpeter than Miles Davis. His death at the age of 25 on June 26, 1956, in a car crash on the Pennsylvania Turnpike, would ensure his status as a legend and forever prompt fans and critics to wonder what he might have become.

For almost 20 years, Wilmington has honored him each June with a festival that attracts big-name musicians who are happy to play in honor of a man whose sound was so fat. The 2007 DuPont Clifford Brown Jazz Fest will be held June 17-23.

“I grew up in Wilmington, so I know a lot of people from my generation,” says jazz pianist Don Glanden, head of graduate music studies at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia. “But while I would be out playing and doing concerts and gigs and stuff, people would come up to me and say, ‘Man, my uncle was a jazz musician.’ And I’d say, ‘Who’s that?’ And they’d say, ‘Clifford Brown.’ And I’d say, ‘That’s like saying my great-grandfather was a politician—Abraham Lincoln.’”

Yes, Brownie will open doors, minds and mouths. Suddenly other names spill forth—Daisy Winchester, Betty Roché, Robert “Boysie” Lowery. To many, the names mean nothing. But they are the people who started it all so that someone like Brownie could blow us all away.

After jazz was born in the late 19th century, its children—African-Americans who fled oppression in the South for industrial jobs and better lives in the North—carried it to the masses. Though segregated, Northern cities provided the arrivals a degree of opportunity unheard of in states like Georgia and the Carolinas. In Wilmington, as in other cities, the music—which incorporated ragtime, minstrel songs, the blues and orchestral pieces—percolated in burgeoning black neighborhoods.

But even in its own neighborhood, jazz existed only in bars and juke joints. It wasn’t necessarily for polite society—and certainly not for white folks.

The job of bringing jazz to white ears fell to the radio. The form was moved forward by musicians everywhere. To everyone else, it became the soundtrack of a new attitude that had accompanied the end of World War I in 1917 and the institution of Prohibition in 1919.

Suddenly, white people aspired to the cool they saw among the growing ranks of black jazz musicians and listeners. Throughout the 1920s jazz was the music of bathtub gin parties and city speakeasies. A new attitude of permissiveness meant that taboos against blacks and whites socializing were bent or broken.

And anyone with a properly tuned radio could pick up jazz broadcasts from places like New York and Baltimore without ever having to set foot in a legally suspect environment.

In 1928 Wilmington landed WDEL, which immediately began to broadcast jazz by local performers such as Crash Peyton, pianist Marita Gordon, and singers Sarah Dean and Daisy Winchester. As President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s New Deal began to get people back on their feet in the 1930s, the Wilmington club scene, previously an underground network of speakeasies, stepped into the light.

The Eastside pulsated with sounds from venues like Club Harlem, George’s Café, Bill’s Café and the The Spot at the Royal Hotel, where performers such as Winchester and Dean, Blanche Saunders, Lidia White, Madeline Johnson, Dr. Laddie Springs and his Deuces of Rhythm, Jimmy Hinsley and his Maniacs, and the Felix Brown Orky would sing, swing and blow.

The period began Wilmington’s brief peek into the larger picture of jazz. It was in 1940 that Daisy Winchester had a brush with fame after recording “You’ve Got to Go When the Wagon Comes” with Louis Jordan’s Tympani Five.

During World War II, one Wilmington native would see her star rise, if not for long and not very brightly. Betty Roché left Wilmington for Atlantic City, then began performing in New York City with the Savoy Sultans after winning a talent contest at Harlem’s Apollo Theater when she was 17.

The band broke up almost immediately after she joined, but she soon caught the eyes and ears of Duke Ellington. Though she was a prolific performer—she sang with Ellington at his ground-breaking 1943 Black, Brown and Beige show at Carnegie Hall—few recordings of her work existed until the recording of the Carnegie concert appeared 40 years later. One biographer described Roché’s work ethic as “feckless.” She left Ellington’s band later in 1943, then joined pianist Earl Hines the next year. She left him to rejoin Ellington in 1951.

Though her mark was small, it was significant. Her version of Ellington’s “Take the A Train” was put to record in 1952. It remains the best-known version of the song.

Also during the war years, one of the most valuable, though little-known jewels in Wilmington’s jazz crown hit the scene. Saxophonist Robert “Boysie” Lowery, with his brother Bud, arrived in Delaware from their native North Carolina, formed the Aces of Rhythm, then began playing with stalwarts like Daisy Winchester at Wilmington venues such as Club Baby Grand, the post-war incarnation of Club Harlem.

In Wilmington, Lowery would become a student of the emerging sub-genre of jazz known as bebop—much of it gleaned from playing with creators like Dizzy Gillespie—then passing what he learned to several generations of musicians in and around Delaware.

UArts’ Glanden has been working for years on a video documentary about Clifford Brown. He says it’s impossible to discuss Brownie or Wilmington’s place in the jazz world without tackling the immense presence of Lowery.

“When you hear him talk, he was this really nurturing, kind guy,” Glanden says. “He himself was self-taught. He started teaching primarily kids from the black community. If they could afford it, fine. And if they couldn’t afford it, fine,” Glanden says. “He’d have people in his house for however long they needed to be there. If they didn’t have a place to stay, they would stay there for a couple of nights —just this really kind, nurturing person.”

Time spent with Gillespie, combined with his keen analytical mind, resulted in a remarkable achievement that went on to benefit not only Brownie, but generations of jazz musicians to follow. “What Lowery did musically that’s remarkable is, back in the 1940s, he figured out a system to explain what was going on with chord movement,” Glanden says.

Thus bebop’s seemingly random improvisational tangents were pinned down as musical science. Lowery’s system formed the foundation for his teaching.

While he was teaching students privately, the young people of the Eastside were benefitting in other ways from what might now seem a surprising source: the public school system.

Until the civil rights movement, Wilmington and many other medium-sized Northern cities remained in a state of de facto segregation. Howard High School in Wilmington’s Eastside was established in 1867 as one of the nation’s first public high schools for black children. The building students attended in the 1940s and ’50s was built in 1927 through a donation from then-General Motors chairman Pierre S. du Pont. In both its physical plant and educational tradition, Howard was one of the top high schools in the country.

“You get into the whole political history of Delaware, that the Republicans at that time were champions at helping the plight of the blacks, and you had the du Ponts who historically sometimes ended up in conflict with [President Franklin D.] Roosevelt,” Glanden says. “There was a kind of different sensibility about how to deal with problems, but there was a real philanthropy impetus to a lot of what went on in the du Pont family.

“Howard High School is a big part of this story because you’re talking about an era of educational segregation, but extremely high standards. So there was a competitive nature to that school. That school put on operas. The teachers lived in the community. The percentage of doctors and lawyers that came out of that is simply astonishing. That was a very nurturing, positive environment in the midst of this segregated system.”

Nick Catalano, a professor at Pace University in New York, author of “Clifford Brown: The Life and Art of the Legendary Jazz Trumpeter,” agrees.

“I just feel that not enough has ever been written about the magic of the Eastside of Wilmington, with its extraordinary educational traditions,” says Catalano, who grew up as a jazz musician in New York. “The best way to express the irony is that, in segregation, those schools were far superior to what they became after integration. I was there in the period, but when I went to Wilmington, I was completely awestruck by what happened there. There’s a tremendous support among the neighbors for each other. The educational system was so rigorous that Clifford won a math scholarship to Delaware State.”

Joining Lowery were Howard music teachers Sam Wooding, former leader of the globe-trotting Sam Wooding and his Orchestra, and Harry Andrews, who would become music superintendent of the Wilmington schools. They helped unleash the young Brownie upon the world.

“People like Robert Lowery, Sam Wooding, they’re the illustrations of everything you’ll find when you go to cities and study the influences of jazz,” says radio personality Phil Schaap, a Billie Holiday biographer and curator of jazz at the Lincoln Center in New York. “It’s something you don’t hear about any longer and may, in fact, not exist any longer.”

“The teachers—not just the regular teachers, but the music teachers—they developed in the students a real respect for the European music tradition,” Catalano says. “All that goes into making Clifford Brown a very complete musician and performer.”

Other important events were transpiring. Jazz and swing music had been adopted as the soundtrack of the American G.I. It was carried over military radio and played at USO dances. French girls knew the jitterbug and the Nazis churned out propaganda with grotesque caricatures of black musicians designed to illustrate the “evils” of America’s “negro” music.

When the war ended in 1945 and troops began to settle into the stability of America’s new suburban ideal of family life, the rebellious force of bebop bubbled in the big-city subculture. That same year marked Brown’s matriculation to Howard.

“It’s Boysie who brings that wonderful new jazz and revolutionary music theory” to Brown during practice sessions in Lowery’s Broom Street home, says Schaap. “He taught everyone there, and Brownie was his star pupil.”

“Brownie had an incredibly high work ethic. The whole family did,” says Glanden. “They were an extremely competitive family—competitive in who was going to get the best grades and he got into shooting pool with his brothers and friends and was very competitive at that.”

That competitiveness, paired with an ability to focus on a task and the math aptitude that earned him a scholarship to Delaware State, sped young Brown’s development.

“Talent is important, but focus—I know of no one else in jazz who has that kind of determination and that kind of focus,” Catalano says.

The result would become evident quickly.

“When you hear Clifford play at 14, 15 years old, you can hear him put the bebop vocabulary to use then,” Glanden says. “I think he sounds then like he was at least up to where Boysie was at that time. I’ve thought a lot about his role in Clifford’s development. Was this a substantive musical thing, or was this the guy who happened to be the Little League coach of Babe Ruth?”

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Brandywine River Museum
U.S. 1
Chadds Ford, PA
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Telephone: (610) 388-2700
Website »

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The brainchild of Dr. Yasser Payne of the University of Delaware’s Department of Black American Studies, this collaborative exhibition focuses on issues of structural inequality and...

Where:
Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts
200 S. Madison St.
Wilmington, DE
View map »


Telephone: 656-6466
Website »

More information

The individual artist fellow in painting exhibits at the Mezzanine Gallery.

Where:
Delaware Division of the Arts
Mezzanine Gallery
820 N. French St.
Wilmington, DE
View map »


Telephone: 577-8278
Website »

More information

Painter George Martz showcases his newest pieces. 

Where:
The Station Gallery
3922 Kennett Pike
Greenville, DE
View map »


Telephone: 654-8638
Website »

More information

Five artists who work in the still life genre present work with traditional and contemporary themes. 

Where:
Peninsula Gallery
520 E. Savannah Road
Lewes, DE
View map »


Telephone: 645-0551
Website »

More information

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...

Where:
Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
Del. 52
Winterthur, DE
View map »


Telephone: 888-4600
Website »

More information

Sleeping Beauty makes nap time look good, but who will wake her up? Find out in the beloved fairy tale. PS: Come in your best princess attire and join the princess parade.

Where:
Delaware Children’s Theatre
1014 Delaware Ave.
Wilmington, DE
View map »


Telephone: 655-1014
Website »

More information

The Delaware College of Art and Design showcases the work of students and faculty in the Continuing Education Program. 

Where:
Delaware College of Art and Design
600 N. Market St.
Wilmington, DE
View map »


Telephone: 622-8000
Website »

More information

Children 5 to 18 get the spotlight at this all-media art exhibition. 

Where:
Newark Arts Alliance
276 E. Main St.
Newark, DE
View map »


Telephone: 266-7266
Website »

More information

Howard Pyle, Maxfield Parrish, Norman Rockwell and N.C. Wyeth created some of their best-known images for advertising calendars. Check out the iconic images.

Where:
Brandywine River Museum
U.S. 1
Chadds Ford, PA
View map »


Telephone: (610) 388-2700
Website »

More information

Legendary jazzman Thomas “Fats” Waller is the king of a sassy, sexy, jazzy kinda world. Five performers bring to life the music of the 1920s and ’30s Harlem Renaissance. 

Where:
Delaware Theatre Company
200 Water St.
Wilmington, DE
View map »


Telephone: 594-1100
Website »

More information

Following its best season in 20 years, Delaware Children’s Theatre’s gangbuster schedule features “Sleeping Beauty”. “Sleeping Beauty” is the premiere of a...

Where:
Delaware Children’s Theatre
, DE


Telephone: 655-1014
Website »

More information

Local artists use various media to interpret the theme “Spring Awakening.”

Where:
Gallery One
32 Atlantic Ave.
Ocean View, DE
View map »


Telephone: 537-5055
Website »

More information

Did you read “The Alchemist?” Then you might dig this, a study exploring the field of alchemy as it relates to the artistic process.

Where:
Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts
200 S. Madison St.
Wilmington, DE
View map »


Telephone: 656-6466
Website »

More information

A multicultural exploration of the human face.

Where:
The University of Delaware, University Museums
Old College Gallery
Newark, DE
View map »


Telephone: 302-831-8037
Website »

More information

Show More...
Show Less...

A selection of recent work by J. Gordon, recipient of a 2013 Individual Artist Fellowship from the Delaware Division of the Arts.

Cost: Free

Where:
Mezzanine Gallery - Carvel State Office Building
820 N. French Street
Wilmington, DE  19801
View map »


Sponsor: Delaware Division of the Arts
Telephone: 302.577.8278
Contact Name: Roxanne Stanulis
Website »

More information

Exhibits, activities, live birds, and an engaging story introduce the basics of evolution through the eyes of Charlie, a young boy writing a report about his favorite bird—the...

Cost: Adults: $9 Children (3-17): $7 Seniors (60+): $8 Under 3: FREE Members: FREE

Where:
Delaware Museum of Natural History
4840 Kennett Pike
Wilmington, DE  19807
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More information

  This pocket-size exhibition highlights the collection of decorated tinware that Henry Francis du Pont acquired from antiques dealers in New England and Pennsylvania, particularly from...

Cost: Members free. Included with admission.

Where:
Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
5105 Kennett Pike (RT 52)
Winterthur, DE  19735
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Telephone: 302.888.4600
Contact Name: Winterthur Information
Website »

More information

Visit Adventure Aquarium this winter to experience Frogs: Nature’s Messenger, a limited-time opportunity to discover more than 20 kinds of frogs and see the world through their eyes....

Cost: 18.95 - $24.95

Where:
Adventure Aquarium
1 Riverside Drive
Camden, NJ  08103
View map »


Telephone: 610-455-2755
Contact Name: Corrinne Kluge
Website »

More information

Best known for his innovative photographs of the fashion runways for Interview magazine, Scott Heiser was a talented photographer who documented a wide range of public entertainments...

Cost: Museum Admission

Where:
Delaware Art Museum
2301 Kentmere Parkway
Wilmington, DE  19806
View map »

More information

Violet Oakley (1874–1961) was an illustrator, stained-glass designer and the first American woman to find fame in the burgeoning field of public mural painting. Throughout her 60-year...

Cost: Museum Admission

Where:
Delaware Art Museum
2301 Kentmere Parkway
Wilmington, DE  19806
View map »

More information

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...

Cost: 6/adults, $5/military/seniors/students, $4/youth (ages 3-18)

Where:
Delaware History Museum
504 North Market Street
Wilmington, DE  19801
View map »


Sponsor: Delaware Historical Society
Telephone: (302)295-2400
Website »

More information

Come out and cheer on the Blue Rocks at Frawley Stadium!  Be sure to look at www.bluerocks.com for game times and special events and giveaways!

Cost: Varies

Where:
Frawley Stadium
801 Shipyard Drive
Wilmington, DE  19801
View map »


Telephone: 302-888-2583
Website »

More information

N.C. Wyeth was quite the patriot. His take on Coronado’s 16th-century expedition and Abraham Lincoln’s second inaugural address, plus 10 other important American moments, are on display.

Where:
Brandywine River Museum
U.S. 1
Chadds Ford, PA
View map »


Telephone: (610) 388-2700
Website »

More information

Works from the Paul R. Jones Collection of African-American art are showcased.

Where:
University Museums
Mechanical Hall Gallery
Newark, DE
View map »


Telephone: 302-831-8037
Website »

More information

Howard Pyle, Maxfield Parrish, Norman Rockwell and N.C. Wyeth created some of their best-known images for advertising calendars. Check out the iconic images.

Where:
Brandywine River Museum
U.S. 1
Chadds Ford, PA
View map »


Telephone: (610) 388-2700
Website »

More information

Legendary jazzman Thomas “Fats” Waller is the king of a sassy, sexy, jazzy kinda world. Five performers bring to life the music of the 1920s and ’30s Harlem Renaissance. 

Where:
Delaware Theatre Company
200 Water St.
Wilmington, DE
View map »


Telephone: 594-1100
Website »

More information

The brainchild of Dr. Yasser Payne of the University of Delaware’s Department of Black American Studies, this collaborative exhibition focuses on issues of structural inequality and...

Where:
Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts
200 S. Madison St.
Wilmington, DE
View map »


Telephone: 656-6466
Website »

More information

The Biggs Museum of American Art celebrates all things needlework in March with an exhibit, a three-day symposium including classes (March 21-23) and a day of free lectures (March 22).

Where:
The Biggs Museum of American Art
406 Federal St.
Dover, DE
View map »


Website »

More information

Nature’s Bounty: Nature-Inspired Art is a collaborative exhibit developed by the Museum and the Delaware College of Art and Design featuring works of art by DCAD students who draw...

Cost: Free with admission

Where:
Delaware Museum of Natural History
4840 Kennett Pike
Wilmington, DE  19807
View map »

More information

The legend lives on. Join King Arthur, Guinevere and Lancelot in one of the most beloved musicals ever. 

Where:
Clear Space Theatre Company
20 Baltimore Ave.
Rehoboth Beach , DE
View map »


Telephone: 227-2270
Website »

More information

Following its best season in 20 years, Delaware Children’s Theatre’s gangbuster schedule features “Sleeping Beauty”. “Sleeping Beauty” is the premiere of a...

Where:
Delaware Children’s Theatre
, DE


Telephone: 655-1014
Website »

More information

Nothing says “classic” like Cole Porter’s captivating musical set on the high seas. The Tony Award winner includes hits like “I Get a Kick Out of You.” 

Where:
The New Candlelight Theatre
2208 Millers Road
Wilmington, DE
View map »


Telephone: 475-2313
Website »

More information

A multicultural exploration of the human face.

Where:
The University of Delaware, University Museums
Old College Gallery
Newark, DE
View map »


Telephone: 302-831-8037
Website »

More information

Children 5 to 18 get the spotlight at this all-media art exhibition. 

Where:
Newark Arts Alliance
276 E. Main St.
Newark, DE
View map »


Telephone: 266-7266
Website »

More information

Painter George Martz showcases his newest pieces. 

Where:
The Station Gallery
3922 Kennett Pike
Greenville, DE
View map »


Telephone: 654-8638
Website »

More information

Sleeping Beauty makes nap time look good, but who will wake her up? Find out in the beloved fairy tale. PS: Come in your best princess attire and join the princess parade.

Where:
Delaware Children’s Theatre
1014 Delaware Ave.
Wilmington, DE
View map »


Telephone: 655-1014
Website »

More information

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...

Where:
Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
Del. 52
Winterthur, DE
View map »


Telephone: 888-4600
Website »

More information

Five artists who work in the still life genre present work with traditional and contemporary themes. 

Where:
Peninsula Gallery
520 E. Savannah Road
Lewes, DE
View map »


Telephone: 645-0551
Website »

More information

The Delaware College of Art and Design showcases the work of students and faculty in the Continuing Education Program. 

Where:
Delaware College of Art and Design
600 N. Market St.
Wilmington, DE
View map »


Telephone: 622-8000
Website »

More information

Did you read “The Alchemist?” Then you might dig this, a study exploring the field of alchemy as it relates to the artistic process.

Where:
Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts
200 S. Madison St.
Wilmington, DE
View map »


Telephone: 656-6466
Website »

More information

The individual artist fellow in painting exhibits at the Mezzanine Gallery.

Where:
Delaware Division of the Arts
Mezzanine Gallery
820 N. French St.
Wilmington, DE
View map »


Telephone: 577-8278
Website »

More information

Local artists use various media to interpret the theme “Spring Awakening.”

Where:
Gallery One
32 Atlantic Ave.
Ocean View, DE
View map »


Telephone: 537-5055
Website »

More information

Show More...
Show Less...

A selection of recent work by J. Gordon, recipient of a 2013 Individual Artist Fellowship from the Delaware Division of the Arts.

Cost: Free

Where:
Mezzanine Gallery - Carvel State Office Building
820 N. French Street
Wilmington, DE  19801
View map »


Sponsor: Delaware Division of the Arts
Telephone: 302.577.8278
Contact Name: Roxanne Stanulis
Website »

More information

Exhibits, activities, live birds, and an engaging story introduce the basics of evolution through the eyes of Charlie, a young boy writing a report about his favorite bird—the...

Cost: Adults: $9 Children (3-17): $7 Seniors (60+): $8 Under 3: FREE Members: FREE

Where:
Delaware Museum of Natural History
4840 Kennett Pike
Wilmington, DE  19807
View map »

More information

  This pocket-size exhibition highlights the collection of decorated tinware that Henry Francis du Pont acquired from antiques dealers in New England and Pennsylvania, particularly from...

Cost: Members free. Included with admission.

Where:
Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
5105 Kennett Pike (RT 52)
Winterthur, DE  19735
View map »


Telephone: 302.888.4600
Contact Name: Winterthur Information
Website »

More information

Best known for his innovative photographs of the fashion runways for Interview magazine, Scott Heiser was a talented photographer who documented a wide range of public entertainments...

Cost: Museum Admission

Where:
Delaware Art Museum
2301 Kentmere Parkway
Wilmington, DE  19806
View map »

More information

Visit Adventure Aquarium this winter to experience Frogs: Nature’s Messenger, a limited-time opportunity to discover more than 20 kinds of frogs and see the world through their eyes....

Cost: 18.95 - $24.95

Where:
Adventure Aquarium
1 Riverside Drive
Camden, NJ  08103
View map »


Telephone: 610-455-2755
Contact Name: Corrinne Kluge
Website »

More information

Violet Oakley (1874–1961) was an illustrator, stained-glass designer and the first American woman to find fame in the burgeoning field of public mural painting. Throughout her 60-year...

Cost: Museum Admission

Where:
Delaware Art Museum
2301 Kentmere Parkway
Wilmington, DE  19806
View map »

More information

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...

Cost: 6/adults, $5/military/seniors/students, $4/youth (ages 3-18)

Where:
Delaware History Museum
504 North Market Street
Wilmington, DE  19801
View map »


Sponsor: Delaware Historical Society
Telephone: (302)295-2400
Website »

More information

Come out and cheer on the Blue Rocks at Frawley Stadium!  Be sure to look at www.bluerocks.com for game times and special events and giveaways!

Cost: Varies

Where:
Frawley Stadium
801 Shipyard Drive
Wilmington, DE  19801
View map »


Telephone: 302-888-2583
Website »

More information

Visit the Museum in the evening hours for just $2 per visitor.  At 6 p.m., join us for "Science about the Stories" as we read Graeme Base's book, The Water Hole.  Conduct...

Cost: $2

Where:
Delaware Children's Museum
550 Justison St
Wilmington, DE  19801
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Website »

More information

Create a beautiful spring basket with flowering plants that you can later transplant to your own garden. Floral artist Brenda Tunis will lead the workshop. All materials included, but bring a...

Cost: Members: $35; Non-Members: $45

Where:
Delaware Center for Horticulture
1810 N Dupont Street
Wilmington, DE  19806
View map »


Sponsor: Delaware Center for Horticulture
Telephone: 302-658-6262
Contact Name: Helen Anderson
Website »

More information

Five artists who work in the still life genre present work with traditional and contemporary themes. 

Where:
Peninsula Gallery
520 E. Savannah Road
Lewes, DE
View map »


Telephone: 645-0551
Website »

More information

Local artists use various media to interpret the theme “Spring Awakening.”

Where:
Gallery One
32 Atlantic Ave.
Ocean View, DE
View map »


Telephone: 537-5055
Website »

More information

Following its best season in 20 years, Delaware Children’s Theatre’s gangbuster schedule features “Sleeping Beauty”. “Sleeping Beauty” is the premiere of a...

Where:
Delaware Children’s Theatre
, DE


Telephone: 655-1014
Website »

More information

The brainchild of Dr. Yasser Payne of the University of Delaware’s Department of Black American Studies, this collaborative exhibition focuses on issues of structural inequality and...

Where:
Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts
200 S. Madison St.
Wilmington, DE
View map »


Telephone: 656-6466
Website »

More information

Children 5 to 18 get the spotlight at this all-media art exhibition. 

Where:
Newark Arts Alliance
276 E. Main St.
Newark, DE
View map »


Telephone: 266-7266
Website »

More information

The Delaware College of Art and Design showcases the work of students and faculty in the Continuing Education Program. 

Where:
Delaware College of Art and Design
600 N. Market St.
Wilmington, DE
View map »


Telephone: 622-8000
Website »

More information

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...

Where:
Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
Del. 52
Winterthur, DE
View map »


Telephone: 888-4600
Website »

More information

The individual artist fellow in painting exhibits at the Mezzanine Gallery.

Where:
Delaware Division of the Arts
Mezzanine Gallery
820 N. French St.
Wilmington, DE
View map »


Telephone: 577-8278
Website »

More information

Painter George Martz showcases his newest pieces. 

Where:
The Station Gallery
3922 Kennett Pike
Greenville, DE
View map »


Telephone: 654-8638
Website »

More information

Did you read “The Alchemist?” Then you might dig this, a study exploring the field of alchemy as it relates to the artistic process.

Where:
Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts
200 S. Madison St.
Wilmington, DE
View map »


Telephone: 656-6466
Website »

More information

The Biggs Museum of American Art celebrates all things needlework in March with an exhibit, a three-day symposium including classes (March 21-23) and a day of free lectures (March 22).

Where:
The Biggs Museum of American Art
406 Federal St.
Dover, DE
View map »


Website »

More information

Works from the Paul R. Jones Collection of African-American art are showcased.

Where:
University Museums
Mechanical Hall Gallery
Newark, DE
View map »


Telephone: 302-831-8037
Website »

More information

A multicultural exploration of the human face.

Where:
The University of Delaware, University Museums
Old College Gallery
Newark, DE
View map »


Telephone: 302-831-8037
Website »

More information

Nature’s Bounty: Nature-Inspired Art is a collaborative exhibit developed by the Museum and the Delaware College of Art and Design featuring works of art by DCAD students who draw...

Cost: Free with admission

Where:
Delaware Museum of Natural History
4840 Kennett Pike
Wilmington, DE  19807
View map »

More information

N.C. Wyeth was quite the patriot. His take on Coronado’s 16th-century expedition and Abraham Lincoln’s second inaugural address, plus 10 other important American moments, are on display.

Where:
Brandywine River Museum
U.S. 1
Chadds Ford, PA
View map »


Telephone: (610) 388-2700
Website »

More information

Howard Pyle, Maxfield Parrish, Norman Rockwell and N.C. Wyeth created some of their best-known images for advertising calendars. Check out the iconic images.

Where:
Brandywine River Museum
U.S. 1
Chadds Ford, PA
View map »


Telephone: (610) 388-2700
Website »

More information

Nothing says “classic” like Cole Porter’s captivating musical set on the high seas. The Tony Award winner includes hits like “I Get a Kick Out of You.” 

Where:
The New Candlelight Theatre
2208 Millers Road
Wilmington, DE
View map »


Telephone: 475-2313
Website »

More information

The legend lives on. Join King Arthur, Guinevere and Lancelot in one of the most beloved musicals ever. 

Where:
Clear Space Theatre Company
20 Baltimore Ave.
Rehoboth Beach , DE
View map »


Telephone: 227-2270
Website »

More information

Sleeping Beauty makes nap time look good, but who will wake her up? Find out in the beloved fairy tale. PS: Come in your best princess attire and join the princess parade.

Where:
Delaware Children’s Theatre
1014 Delaware Ave.
Wilmington, DE
View map »


Telephone: 655-1014
Website »

More information

Legendary jazzman Thomas “Fats” Waller is the king of a sassy, sexy, jazzy kinda world. Five performers bring to life the music of the 1920s and ’30s Harlem Renaissance. 

Where:
Delaware Theatre Company
200 Water St.
Wilmington, DE
View map »


Telephone: 594-1100
Website »

More information

Show More...
Show Less...

A selection of recent work by J. Gordon, recipient of a 2013 Individual Artist Fellowship from the Delaware Division of the Arts.

Cost: Free

Where:
Mezzanine Gallery - Carvel State Office Building
820 N. French Street
Wilmington, DE  19801
View map »


Sponsor: Delaware Division of the Arts
Telephone: 302.577.8278
Contact Name: Roxanne Stanulis
Website »

More information

Exhibits, activities, live birds, and an engaging story introduce the basics of evolution through the eyes of Charlie, a young boy writing a report about his favorite bird—the...

Cost: Adults: $9 Children (3-17): $7 Seniors (60+): $8 Under 3: FREE Members: FREE

Where:
Delaware Museum of Natural History
4840 Kennett Pike
Wilmington, DE  19807
View map »

More information

Violet Oakley (1874–1961) was an illustrator, stained-glass designer and the first American woman to find fame in the burgeoning field of public mural painting. Throughout her 60-year...

Cost: Museum Admission

Where:
Delaware Art Museum
2301 Kentmere Parkway
Wilmington, DE  19806
View map »

More information

Best known for his innovative photographs of the fashion runways for Interview magazine, Scott Heiser was a talented photographer who documented a wide range of public entertainments...

Cost: Museum Admission

Where:
Delaware Art Museum
2301 Kentmere Parkway
Wilmington, DE  19806
View map »

More information

Visit Adventure Aquarium this winter to experience Frogs: Nature’s Messenger, a limited-time opportunity to discover more than 20 kinds of frogs and see the world through their eyes....

Cost: 18.95 - $24.95

Where:
Adventure Aquarium
1 Riverside Drive
Camden, NJ  08103
View map »


Telephone: 610-455-2755
Contact Name: Corrinne Kluge
Website »

More information

  This pocket-size exhibition highlights the collection of decorated tinware that Henry Francis du Pont acquired from antiques dealers in New England and Pennsylvania, particularly from...

Cost: Members free. Included with admission.

Where:
Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
5105 Kennett Pike (RT 52)
Winterthur, DE  19735
View map »


Telephone: 302.888.4600
Contact Name: Winterthur Information
Website »

More information

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...

Cost: 6/adults, $5/military/seniors/students, $4/youth (ages 3-18)

Where:
Delaware History Museum
504 North Market Street
Wilmington, DE  19801
View map »


Sponsor: Delaware Historical Society
Telephone: (302)295-2400
Website »

More information

Come out and cheer on the Blue Rocks at Frawley Stadium!  Be sure to look at www.bluerocks.com for game times and special events and giveaways!

Cost: Varies

Where:
Frawley Stadium
801 Shipyard Drive
Wilmington, DE  19801
View map »


Telephone: 302-888-2583
Website »

More information

The Department of Music's faculty wind ensemble, Del'Arte: Eileen Grycky, flute; Lloyd Shorter, oboe; Christopher Nichols, clarinet; John David Smith, horn; and Lynn Moncilovich,...

Cost: $15 adults; $10 Under

Where:
Gore Recital Hall
Roselle Center for the Arts
110 Orchard Road
Newark, DE  19716
View map »


Sponsor: University of Delaware Department of Music
Telephone: 302-831-2578
Website »

More information

The individual artist fellow in painting exhibits at the Mezzanine Gallery.

Where:
Delaware Division of the Arts
Mezzanine Gallery
820 N. French St.
Wilmington, DE
View map »


Telephone: 577-8278
Website »

More information

Painter George Martz showcases his newest pieces. 

Where:
The Station Gallery
3922 Kennett Pike
Greenville, DE
View map »


Telephone: 654-8638
Website »

More information

Five artists who work in the still life genre present work with traditional and contemporary themes. 

Where:
Peninsula Gallery
520 E. Savannah Road
Lewes, DE
View map »


Telephone: 645-0551
Website »

More information

N.C. Wyeth was quite the patriot. His take on Coronado’s 16th-century expedition and Abraham Lincoln’s second inaugural address, plus 10 other important American moments, are on display.

Where:
Brandywine River Museum
U.S. 1
Chadds Ford, PA
View map »


Telephone: (610) 388-2700
Website »

More information

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...

Where:
Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
Del. 52
Winterthur, DE
View map »


Telephone: 888-4600
Website »

More information

The Delaware College of Art and Design showcases the work of students and faculty in the Continuing Education Program. 

Where:
Delaware College of Art and Design
600 N. Market St.
Wilmington, DE
View map »


Telephone: 622-8000
Website »

More information

This Grammy-Award winning vocal group will dazzle you with jazz influenced by Brazilian beats, classical sounds, pop and good old R&B.

Where:
Longwood Gardens
U.S. 1
Kennett Square, PA
View map »


Telephone: (610) 388-1000,
Website »

More information

The legend lives on. Join King Arthur, Guinevere and Lancelot in one of the most beloved musicals ever. 

Where:
Clear Space Theatre Company
20 Baltimore Ave.
Rehoboth Beach , DE
View map »


Telephone: 227-2270
Website »

More information

Nature’s Bounty: Nature-Inspired Art is a collaborative exhibit developed by the Museum and the Delaware College of Art and Design featuring works of art by DCAD students who draw...

Cost: Free with admission

Where:
Delaware Museum of Natural History
4840 Kennett Pike
Wilmington, DE  19807
View map »

More information

Nothing says “classic” like Cole Porter’s captivating musical set on the high seas. The Tony Award winner includes hits like “I Get a Kick Out of You.” 

Where:
The New Candlelight Theatre
2208 Millers Road
Wilmington, DE
View map »


Telephone: 475-2313
Website »

More information

Children 5 to 18 get the spotlight at this all-media art exhibition. 

Where:
Newark Arts Alliance
276 E. Main St.
Newark, DE
View map »


Telephone: 266-7266
Website »

More information

The brainchild of Dr. Yasser Payne of the University of Delaware’s Department of Black American Studies, this collaborative exhibition focuses on issues of structural inequality and...

Where:
Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts
200 S. Madison St.
Wilmington, DE
View map »


Telephone: 656-6466
Website »

More information

The Biggs Museum of American Art celebrates all things needlework in March with an exhibit, a three-day symposium including classes (March 21-23) and a day of free lectures (March 22).

Where:
The Biggs Museum of American Art
406 Federal St.
Dover, DE
View map »


Website »

More information

Did you read “The Alchemist?” Then you might dig this, a study exploring the field of alchemy as it relates to the artistic process.

Where:
Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts
200 S. Madison St.
Wilmington, DE
View map »


Telephone: 656-6466
Website »

More information

A multicultural exploration of the human face.

Where:
The University of Delaware, University Museums
Old College Gallery
Newark, DE
View map »


Telephone: 302-831-8037
Website »

More information

Following its best season in 20 years, Delaware Children’s Theatre’s gangbuster schedule features “Sleeping Beauty”. “Sleeping Beauty” is the premiere of a...

Where:
Delaware Children’s Theatre
, DE


Telephone: 655-1014
Website »

More information

Local artists use various media to interpret the theme “Spring Awakening.”

Where:
Gallery One
32 Atlantic Ave.
Ocean View, DE
View map »


Telephone: 537-5055
Website »

More information

Works from the Paul R. Jones Collection of African-American art are showcased.

Where:
University Museums
Mechanical Hall Gallery
Newark, DE
View map »


Telephone: 302-831-8037
Website »

More information

Legendary jazzman Thomas “Fats” Waller is the king of a sassy, sexy, jazzy kinda world. Five performers bring to life the music of the 1920s and ’30s Harlem Renaissance. 

Where:
Delaware Theatre Company
200 Water St.
Wilmington, DE
View map »


Telephone: 594-1100
Website »

More information

Howard Pyle, Maxfield Parrish, Norman Rockwell and N.C. Wyeth created some of their best-known images for advertising calendars. Check out the iconic images.

Where:
Brandywine River Museum
U.S. 1
Chadds Ford, PA
View map »


Telephone: (610) 388-2700
Website »

More information

Sleeping Beauty makes nap time look good, but who will wake her up? Find out in the beloved fairy tale. PS: Come in your best princess attire and join the princess parade.

Where:
Delaware Children’s Theatre
1014 Delaware Ave.
Wilmington, DE
View map »


Telephone: 655-1014
Website »

More information

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A selection of recent work by J. Gordon, recipient of a 2013 Individual Artist Fellowship from the Delaware Division of the Arts.

Cost: Free

Where:
Mezzanine Gallery - Carvel State Office Building
820 N. French Street
Wilmington, DE  19801
View map »


Sponsor: Delaware Division of the Arts
Telephone: 302.577.8278
Contact Name: Roxanne Stanulis
Website »

More information

Exhibits, activities, live birds, and an engaging story introduce the basics of evolution through the eyes of Charlie, a young boy writing a report about his favorite bird—the...

Cost: Adults: $9 Children (3-17): $7 Seniors (60+): $8 Under 3: FREE Members: FREE

Where:
Delaware Museum of Natural History
4840 Kennett Pike
Wilmington, DE  19807
View map »

More information

Visit Adventure Aquarium this winter to experience Frogs: Nature’s Messenger, a limited-time opportunity to discover more than 20 kinds of frogs and see the world through their eyes....

Cost: 18.95 - $24.95

Where:
Adventure Aquarium
1 Riverside Drive
Camden, NJ  08103
View map »


Telephone: 610-455-2755
Contact Name: Corrinne Kluge
Website »

More information

Violet Oakley (1874–1961) was an illustrator, stained-glass designer and the first American woman to find fame in the burgeoning field of public mural painting. Throughout her 60-year...

Cost: Museum Admission

Where:
Delaware Art Museum
2301 Kentmere Parkway
Wilmington, DE  19806
View map »

More information

  This pocket-size exhibition highlights the collection of decorated tinware that Henry Francis du Pont acquired from antiques dealers in New England and Pennsylvania, particularly from...

Cost: Members free. Included with admission.

Where:
Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
5105 Kennett Pike (RT 52)
Winterthur, DE  19735
View map »


Telephone: 302.888.4600
Contact Name: Winterthur Information
Website »

More information

Best known for his innovative photographs of the fashion runways for Interview magazine, Scott Heiser was a talented photographer who documented a wide range of public entertainments...

Cost: Museum Admission

Where:
Delaware Art Museum
2301 Kentmere Parkway
Wilmington, DE  19806
View map »

More information

Learning about art is fun every Friday at the Delaware Art Museum! Glory of Stories introduces young visitors to art and the Museum through a story-reading followed by an interactive tour of...

Cost: Free for Museum members, $3.00 per child for non-members, free for adults

Where:
Delaware Art Museum
2301 Kentmere Parkway
Wilmington, DE  19806
View map »

More information

The Easter Bunny hops aboard our train for a 1½-hour round-trip ride to Ashland, and all kids will get a special treat. Bring your camera and have the Easter Bunny pose for a picture with...

Cost: Adult-$18 Senior-$17 Child-$16

Where:
Greenbank Station
2201 Newport Gap Pike
Wilmington, DE  19808
View map »


Sponsor: Wilmington & Western Railroad
Telephone: 302.998.1930
Website »

More information

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...

Cost: 6/adults, $5/military/seniors/students, $4/youth (ages 3-18)

Where:
Delaware History Museum
504 North Market Street
Wilmington, DE  19801
View map »


Sponsor: Delaware Historical Society
Telephone: (302)295-2400
Website »

More information

Come out and cheer on the Blue Rocks at Frawley Stadium!  Be sure to look at www.bluerocks.com for game times and special events and giveaways!

Cost: Varies

Where:
Frawley Stadium
801 Shipyard Drive
Wilmington, DE  19801
View map »


Telephone: 302-888-2583
Website »

More information

Works from the Paul R. Jones Collection of African-American art are showcased.

Where:
University Museums
Mechanical Hall Gallery
Newark, DE
View map »


Telephone: 302-831-8037
Website »

More information

Local artists use various media to interpret the theme “Spring Awakening.”

Where:
Gallery One
32 Atlantic Ave.
Ocean View, DE
View map »


Telephone: 537-5055
Website »

More information

Following its best season in 20 years, Delaware Children’s Theatre’s gangbuster schedule features “Sleeping Beauty”. “Sleeping Beauty” is the premiere of a...

Where:
Delaware Children’s Theatre
, DE


Telephone: 655-1014
Website »

More information

Legendary jazzman Thomas “Fats” Waller is the king of a sassy, sexy, jazzy kinda world. Five performers bring to life the music of the 1920s and ’30s Harlem Renaissance. 

Where:
Delaware Theatre Company
200 Water St.
Wilmington, DE
View map »


Telephone: 594-1100
Website »

More information

Children 5 to 18 get the spotlight at this all-media art exhibition. 

Where:
Newark Arts Alliance
276 E. Main St.
Newark, DE
View map »


Telephone: 266-7266
Website »

More information

The Delaware College of Art and Design showcases the work of students and faculty in the Continuing Education Program. 

Where:
Delaware College of Art and Design
600 N. Market St.
Wilmington, DE
View map »


Telephone: 622-8000
Website »

More information

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...

Where:
Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
Del. 52
Winterthur, DE
View map »


Telephone: 888-4600
Website »

More information

The individual artist fellow in painting exhibits at the Mezzanine Gallery.

Where:
Delaware Division of the Arts
Mezzanine Gallery
820 N. French St.
Wilmington, DE
View map »


Telephone: 577-8278
Website »

More information

Painter George Martz showcases his newest pieces. 

Where:
The Station Gallery
3922 Kennett Pike
Greenville, DE
View map »


Telephone: 654-8638
Website »

More information

The brainchild of Dr. Yasser Payne of the University of Delaware’s Department of Black American Studies, this collaborative exhibition focuses on issues of structural inequality and...

Where:
Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts
200 S. Madison St.
Wilmington, DE
View map »


Telephone: 656-6466
Website »

More information

Did you read “The Alchemist?” Then you might dig this, a study exploring the field of alchemy as it relates to the artistic process.

Where:
Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts
200 S. Madison St.
Wilmington, DE
View map »


Telephone: 656-6466
Website »

More information

A multicultural exploration of the human face.

Where:
The University of Delaware, University Museums
Old College Gallery
Newark, DE
View map »


Telephone: 302-831-8037
Website »

More information

N.C. Wyeth was quite the patriot. His take on Coronado’s 16th-century expedition and Abraham Lincoln’s second inaugural address, plus 10 other important American moments, are on display.

Where:
Brandywine River Museum
U.S. 1
Chadds Ford, PA
View map »


Telephone: (610) 388-2700
Website »

More information

Howard Pyle, Maxfield Parrish, Norman Rockwell and N.C. Wyeth created some of their best-known images for advertising calendars. Check out the iconic images.

Where:
Brandywine River Museum
U.S. 1
Chadds Ford, PA
View map »


Telephone: (610) 388-2700
Website »

More information

Nature’s Bounty: Nature-Inspired Art is a collaborative exhibit developed by the Museum and the Delaware College of Art and Design featuring works of art by DCAD students who draw...

Cost: Free with admission

Where:
Delaware Museum of Natural History
4840 Kennett Pike
Wilmington, DE  19807
View map »

More information

The legend lives on. Join King Arthur, Guinevere and Lancelot in one of the most beloved musicals ever. 

Where:
Clear Space Theatre Company
20 Baltimore Ave.
Rehoboth Beach , DE
View map »


Telephone: 227-2270
Website »

More information

The Biggs Museum of American Art celebrates all things needlework in March with an exhibit, a three-day symposium including classes (March 21-23) and a day of free lectures (March 22).

Where:
The Biggs Museum of American Art
406 Federal St.
Dover, DE
View map »


Website »

More information

Nothing says “classic” like Cole Porter’s captivating musical set on the high seas. The Tony Award winner includes hits like “I Get a Kick Out of You.” 

Where:
The New Candlelight Theatre
2208 Millers Road
Wilmington, DE
View map »


Telephone: 475-2313
Website »

More information

Sleeping Beauty makes nap time look good, but who will wake her up? Find out in the beloved fairy tale. PS: Come in your best princess attire and join the princess parade.

Where:
Delaware Children’s Theatre
1014 Delaware Ave.
Wilmington, DE
View map »


Telephone: 655-1014
Website »

More information

Five artists who work in the still life genre present work with traditional and contemporary themes. 

Where:
Peninsula Gallery
520 E. Savannah Road
Lewes, DE
View map »


Telephone: 645-0551
Website »

More information

Show More...
Show Less...

A selection of recent work by J. Gordon, recipient of a 2013 Individual Artist Fellowship from the Delaware Division of the Arts.

Cost: Free

Where:
Mezzanine Gallery - Carvel State Office Building
820 N. French Street
Wilmington, DE  19801
View map »


Sponsor: Delaware Division of the Arts
Telephone: 302.577.8278
Contact Name: Roxanne Stanulis
Website »

More information

Exhibits, activities, live birds, and an engaging story introduce the basics of evolution through the eyes of Charlie, a young boy writing a report about his favorite bird—the...

Cost: Adults: $9 Children (3-17): $7 Seniors (60+): $8 Under 3: FREE Members: FREE

Where:
Delaware Museum of Natural History
4840 Kennett Pike
Wilmington, DE  19807
View map »

More information

Visit Adventure Aquarium this winter to experience Frogs: Nature’s Messenger, a limited-time opportunity to discover more than 20 kinds of frogs and see the world through their eyes....

Cost: 18.95 - $24.95

Where:
Adventure Aquarium
1 Riverside Drive
Camden, NJ  08103
View map »


Telephone: 610-455-2755
Contact Name: Corrinne Kluge
Website »

More information

  This pocket-size exhibition highlights the collection of decorated tinware that Henry Francis du Pont acquired from antiques dealers in New England and Pennsylvania, particularly from...

Cost: Members free. Included with admission.

Where:
Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
5105 Kennett Pike (RT 52)
Winterthur, DE  19735
View map »


Telephone: 302.888.4600
Contact Name: Winterthur Information
Website »

More information

Best known for his innovative photographs of the fashion runways for Interview magazine, Scott Heiser was a talented photographer who documented a wide range of public entertainments...

Cost: Museum Admission

Where:
Delaware Art Museum
2301 Kentmere Parkway
Wilmington, DE  19806
View map »

More information

Violet Oakley (1874–1961) was an illustrator, stained-glass designer and the first American woman to find fame in the burgeoning field of public mural painting. Throughout her 60-year...

Cost: Museum Admission

Where:
Delaware Art Museum
2301 Kentmere Parkway
Wilmington, DE  19806
View map »

More information

The Easter Bunny hops aboard our train for a 1½-hour round-trip ride to Ashland, and all kids will get a special treat. Bring your camera and have the Easter Bunny pose for a picture with...

Cost: Adult-$18 Senior-$17 Child-$16

Where:
Greenbank Station
2201 Newport Gap Pike
Wilmington, DE  19808
View map »


Sponsor: Wilmington & Western Railroad
Telephone: 302.998.1930
Website »

More information

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...

Cost: 6/adults, $5/military/seniors/students, $4/youth (ages 3-18)

Where:
Delaware History Museum
504 North Market Street
Wilmington, DE  19801
View map »


Sponsor: Delaware Historical Society
Telephone: (302)295-2400
Website »

More information

Come out and cheer on the Blue Rocks at Frawley Stadium!  Be sure to look at www.bluerocks.com for game times and special events and giveaways!

Cost: Varies

Where:
Frawley Stadium
801 Shipyard Drive
Wilmington, DE  19801
View map »


Telephone: 302-888-2583
Website »

More information

Five artists who work in the still life genre present work with traditional and contemporary themes. 

Where:
Peninsula Gallery
520 E. Savannah Road
Lewes, DE
View map »


Telephone: 645-0551
Website »

More information

The individual artist fellow in painting exhibits at the Mezzanine Gallery.

Where:
Delaware Division of the Arts
Mezzanine Gallery
820 N. French St.
Wilmington, DE
View map »


Telephone: 577-8278
Website »

More information

Visionary Scott Kip invents meticulously crafted architectural models out of wood, incorporating light as part of the temporal experience central to his art. 

Where:
Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts
200 S. Madison St.
Wilmington, DE
View map »


Telephone: 656-6466
Website »

More information

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...

Where:
Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
Del. 52
Winterthur, DE
View map »


Telephone: 888-4600
Website »

More information

Sleeping Beauty makes nap time look good, but who will wake her up? Find out in the beloved fairy tale. PS: Come in your best princess attire and join the princess parade.

Where:
Delaware Children’s Theatre
1014 Delaware Ave.
Wilmington, DE
View map »


Telephone: 655-1014
Website »

More information

Painter George Martz showcases his newest pieces. 

Where:
The Station Gallery
3922 Kennett Pike
Greenville, DE
View map »


Telephone: 654-8638
Website »

More information

The Delaware College of Art and Design showcases the work of students and faculty in the Continuing Education Program. 

Where:
Delaware College of Art and Design
600 N. Market St.
Wilmington, DE
View map »


Telephone: 622-8000
Website »

More information

Come hear the infectious melodies that made Splash ’n’ Boots the 2012 Canadian Children’s Group of the Year. 

Where:
World Cafe Live at The Queen
500 N. Market St.
Wilmington, DE
View map »


Telephone: 994-1400
Website »

More information

The legend lives on. Join King Arthur, Guinevere and Lancelot in one of the most beloved musicals ever. 

Where:
Clear Space Theatre Company
20 Baltimore Ave.
Rehoboth Beach , DE
View map »


Telephone: 227-2270
Website »

More information

Nature’s Bounty: Nature-Inspired Art is a collaborative exhibit developed by the Museum and the Delaware College of Art and Design featuring works of art by DCAD students who draw...

Cost: Free with admission

Where:
Delaware Museum of Natural History
4840 Kennett Pike
Wilmington, DE  19807
View map »

More information

A multicultural exploration of the human face.

Where:
The University of Delaware, University Museums
Old College Gallery
Newark, DE
View map »


Telephone: 302-831-8037
Website »

More information

N.C. Wyeth was quite the patriot. His take on Coronado’s 16th-century expedition and Abraham Lincoln’s second inaugural address, plus 10 other important American moments, are on display.

Where:
Brandywine River Museum
U.S. 1
Chadds Ford, PA
View map »


Telephone: (610) 388-2700
Website »

More information

Howard Pyle, Maxfield Parrish, Norman Rockwell and N.C. Wyeth created some of their best-known images for advertising calendars. Check out the iconic images.

Where:
Brandywine River Museum
U.S. 1
Chadds Ford, PA
View map »


Telephone: (610) 388-2700
Website »

More information

Nothing says “classic” like Cole Porter’s captivating musical set on the high seas. The Tony Award winner includes hits like “I Get a Kick Out of You.” 

Where:
The New Candlelight Theatre
2208 Millers Road
Wilmington, DE
View map »


Telephone: 475-2313
Website »

More information

The Biggs Museum of American Art celebrates all things needlework in March with an exhibit, a three-day symposium including classes (March 21-23) and a day of free lectures (March 22).

Where:
The Biggs Museum of American Art
406 Federal St.
Dover, DE
View map »


Website »

More information

Local artists use various media to interpret the theme “Spring Awakening.”

Where:
Gallery One
32 Atlantic Ave.
Ocean View, DE
View map »


Telephone: 537-5055
Website »

More information

Children 5 to 18 get the spotlight at this all-media art exhibition. 

Where:
Newark Arts Alliance
276 E. Main St.
Newark, DE
View map »


Telephone: 266-7266
Website »

More information

Following its best season in 20 years, Delaware Children’s Theatre’s gangbuster schedule features “Sleeping Beauty”. “Sleeping Beauty” is the premiere of a...

Where:
Delaware Children’s Theatre
, DE


Telephone: 655-1014
Website »

More information

Legendary jazzman Thomas “Fats” Waller is the king of a sassy, sexy, jazzy kinda world. Five performers bring to life the music of the 1920s and ’30s Harlem Renaissance. 

Where:
Delaware Theatre Company
200 Water St.
Wilmington, DE
View map »


Telephone: 594-1100
Website »

More information

Did you read “The Alchemist?” Then you might dig this, a study exploring the field of alchemy as it relates to the artistic process.

Where:
Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts
200 S. Madison St.
Wilmington, DE
View map »


Telephone: 656-6466
Website »

More information

The brainchild of Dr. Yasser Payne of the University of Delaware’s Department of Black American Studies, this collaborative exhibition focuses on issues of structural inequality and...

Where:
Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts
200 S. Madison St.
Wilmington, DE
View map »


Telephone: 656-6466
Website »

More information

Works from the Paul R. Jones Collection of African-American art are showcased.

Where:
University Museums
Mechanical Hall Gallery
Newark, DE
View map »


Telephone: 302-831-8037
Website »

More information

Show More...
Show Less...

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