Spring Art-In, Nunsense: A-Men! and more to do in Delaware this week

From concerts and movies, to special events for the whole family, there is always something to see and do in Delaware. Here are some of our picks:   

New Castle County

051217delartNo Jury, No Prizes: The Society of Independent Artists, 1917-1944, through May 14th

Between 1917 and 1944, the Society of Independent Artists (SIA) hosted annual exhibitions for its members. By joining the SIA and paying a nominal fee, thousands of American artists–from famous painters to Sunday painters–were able to exhibit their work in enormous open shows in New York City. The brainchild of a diverse group of idealistic modern artists, including William Glackens, Walter Pach, and Marcel Duchamp, the SIA was one of many attempts to revolutionize how art was exhibited in the United States in the 20th century. The SIA shows were proudly open exhibitions, with no jury and no prizes, and the works were hung alphabetically to further democratize the experience. With works of art ranging from traditional portraits to cubist compositions, this exhibition gives a taste of the eclectic energy of the SIA. Delaware Art Museum, Wilmington.

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051217mtcubaSpring Art-In, May 19th

Let your creativity bloom while you draw, paint, or photograph Mt. Cuba Center’s natural, beautiful, and ever-changing gardens. Meet other participating artists and enjoy a lovely day of art and inspiration. Although this is a free event for participating artists, registration is required. Call Mt. Cuba Center at 302.239.8891, register online, or register onsite. Since parking is limited, we recommend that you arrive before noon to guarantee a space. Please note that Mt. Cuba Center is a carry-in, carry-out facility. Mt. Cuba Center, Hockessin.


Kent County

051217misspillionMispillion Art League presents the Delaware Music School String Ensemble, May 18th

May 18, 2017, 6:30-8:00 p.m. Come and enjoy this unique multi-generational string ensemble from the Delaware Music School. The music school combines adult musicians with children as young as nine playing violins and cello with thoroughly delightful results! Enjoy a mix of patriotic, folk, classical pieces with us. This is another Third Thursday event sponsored by the Mispillion Art League; bringing cultural events to the Kent and Sussex county region. Mispillion Art League of Greater Milford.


051217dulcimerLearn to Play Dulcimer, May 19th

Longtime folk musician Frances Johnson teaches beginners the basics of playing a dulcimer. Each session includes two lessons and one jam session where participants will be given the opportunity to play with experienced musicians. Dulcimers are available for check out for the length of the class. Registration is required and space is very limited. Kent County Public Library, Dover.


Sussex County

051217nunsenseNunsense: A-Men!, May 12th through May 14th

Nunsense: A-Men! is basically the original Nunsense show with all of the characters being portrayed by male musical comedy performers. Think of it as “Mrs. Doubtfire enters the Convent.” Done totally seriously, this show is, to quote a critic, “no drag.” Riverfront Theater, Milford. 

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