The $3 million in grants will be used to strengthen and expand the art and culture scene in Delaware. (courtesy: Delaware Division of Art)

115 art groups granted $3 million in state funding

Jarek Rutz Headlines, Culture, Delaware Live, Milford-live

The Delaware Division of Arts has announced a $3 million distribution of grants to 115 community art organizations.  They range from $1,300 to Wilmington Wintergrass Inc., which is an annual bluegrass festival, to $246,000 to the Delaware Art Museum. The museum will use the funding to support its exhibits, including the upcoming Pre-Raphaelite show “A Marriage of Arts & Crafts: …

Joke-Istory (Live Recording)

Jason Cevera

Get ready for an electrifying night as Bar None Comedy Live will make history in the state of Delaware on Saturday, June 18, 2022, as the first-ever stand-up comedy promotion to produce a two-part comedy film that will help commemorate the National Juneteenth holiday, along with a lineup of comedians who are going to make you laugh out loud during …

Happy Hours at area museums and gardens

Outdoor happy hours reopen at area museums, gardens

Betsy Price Culture, Headlines

    If you crave a drink at the end of your workday and want to have it in a lovely outdoors spot, many area museums and gardens can offer you just that. Here are some to try: Nemours Estate The former home and garden of A.I. du Pont, at 1600 Rockland Road in Wilmington, is offering Third Thursday summer …

Delaware LIVE Weekly Review – March 20, 2022

Sonja Frey Delaware Live, Weekly Review

This Week’s Top Headlines Include: Headlines Delaware schools to turn to science of reading to improve literacy rates Six months from election, most candidates have yet to file 42 to compete for 19 school board seats in May 10 election House Republicans push $100 rebate; Dems may have own plan Culture 302 Beer Drinkers’ Choice Awards to crown ‘Delaware’s Best …

Delaware Art Museum’s Tiffany exhibit offers peek at ‘Gilded Age’

Betsy Price Culture, Headlines

Light emitted by small holes in a Tiffany wisteria lamp shade casts shadows on a the wall at the Delaware Art Museum. If you’re dazzled by the decor in HBO’s “The Gilded Age,” you can get a taste of what was included in the Delaware Art Museum’s new Tiffany glass exhibit. The lean, spare show lets the 60 pieces on …

Delaware LIVE Weekly Review – Jan. 16, 2022

Sonja Frey Delaware Live, Weekly Review

This Week’s Top Headlines Include: Headlines Dems won’t need GOP votes to pass recreational marijuana bill Seaford mayor pushes back against AG’s fetal remains lawsuit To-go alcohol, outdoor dining bill sails through House committee Culture 10 things not to miss in Delaware Art Museum exhibit closing Jan. 23 Celebrations, service opportunities to mark MLK Jr. day $10 million bequest to …

10 things not to miss in Delaware Art Museum exhibit closing Jan. 23

Betsy Price Culture, Headlines

The Delaware Art Museum’s ‘Afro-American Images 1971: The Vision of Percy Ricks’ closes Jan. 23.     When artist Percy Ricks approached the Delaware Art Museum about doing a 1971 show featuring works of African American artists, the museum wasn’t interested. Officials there didn’t even answer his requests. Later in the year, the then-director characterized the museum as “basically a …

A baker’s dozen of things to look forward to in 2022

Betsy Price Culture, Headlines

Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis visiting Winterthur’s Montmorenci foyer while she was First Lady.   From golf pros descending on Wilmington Country Club, to new shows and amenities at area theaters and cultural institutions, to the latest restaurant moves, Delaware has a lot to look forward to in 2022. With the end of the year fogged by a surge of COVID-19 testing …

Santa brings back many beloved area Christmas traditions

Ken Mammarella Culture, Headlines

Longwood Gardens’ 2021 Christmas display focuses on a Fire and Ice theme. Photo by Becca Mathias   Christmas tours and displays that were curtailed or eliminated by the pandemic last year are back in more of the holiday spirit this year. Some features are still on hold, and masking and social distancing may limit attendance and activities.  (Edwards Christmas Village, …

Photos: Highlands parade, party at art museum

Brionna N. Stonebraker Culture, Headlines

  A family of ghouls steps off the starting line during the Highlands Community Association’s annual Halloween Parade. Photo by Highlands Community Association. Ghouls, ghosts and spooky creatures galore gathered Sunday for the third annual Highlands Community Halloween Parade hosted by the Delaware Art Museum, an event that started with the neighbors.  Three years ago, a backyard conversation between Lindsey …