June 18th – 25th

    Fifty Works for the First State Opening Festivities

    The afternoon will begin with a screening of the documentary Herb & Dorothy (87 minutes), which tells the story of how the Vogels amassed their amazing collection of contemporary art. At 1:00 p.m., Executive Director Danielle Rice will moderate a discussion featuring Herb and Dorothy Vogel; artists Richard Tuttle, Charlie Clough, and Lisa Bradley; and Andrea Miller-Keller, who has curated nearly 200 exhibitions of contemporary art and will speak briefly on minimal and conceptual art. At 2:00 p.m., a tour of the Vogel exhibition will begin. Delaware Art Museum, June 19th 11 a.m.

    Lost Gardens Lecture: “The Development of Patterns”

    Mrs. Pierre du Pont IV will discuss her home, Patterns, the private residence of Mrs. du Pont and her husband, Governor Pierre “Pete” du Pont, which has one of the most extraordinary modern gardens of our times. The garden is a collaboration among the du Ponts, landscape architects Dan Kiley and Peter Myer, garden designer Penelope Hobhouse, and landscape ethicist and contextual designer Rick Darke. Winterthur Museum & Country Estate, June 22nd 6 p.m.

    61st Delmarva Chicken Festival

    The festival will feature a carnival, an arts and craft show, a home and trade show, antique tractors, the Del Rods car show, children’s activities and games, a petting zoo and live musical entertainment. There will also be an opportunity to learn about nonprofit organizations. Delaware State University, June 18th and 19th, 10 a.m.

    Mid-Atlantic Symphony Orchestra

    The MSO is comprised of the best professional musicians and is led by Maestro Julien Benichou. Hear stunning performances of the great classics and other popular favorites. The Freeman Stage at Bayside, June 18th 7 p.m.

    Cinema by the Canal: Mamma Mia

    You will love to sing along with ABBA tunes throughout the film. Mamma Mia was a Golden Globe nominee for Best Picture (Comedy or Musical) and also stars Pierce Brosnan, Colin Firth, and Stellan Skarsgard as the trio of potential dads. Lewes Canalfront Park, June 24th 8 p.m.

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