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Delaware Public Media's coverage of stories involving the arts in Delaware.

Delaware Public Media' s arts coverage is made possible, in part, by support from the Delaware Division of the Arts, a state agency dedicated to nurturing and supporting the arts in Delaware, in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts.

Delaware’s Poets Laureate, Al Mills and Nnamdi Chukwuocha,are among the 2020 Poets Laureate Fellows.


And the honor is giving them the chance to launch a new project.



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Museums across Delaware are getting creative during the Coronavirus pandemic.


While it’s been shut down, staff at The Delaware Contemporary in Wilmington worked on the launch of a public art initiative. And now that project is about to come to fruition.



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Like many arts and performance venues, the Freeman Stage in Selbyville is feeling the effects of the COVID-19 crisis. 


It's 2020 concert season this summer is currently on hold.



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The Delaware Art Museum in Wilmington is ramping up its virtual programming as it remains closed during the coronavirus crisis.



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A woman instrumental in creating the Brandywine River Museum of Art in Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania has passed away.


Betsy James Wyeth died Tuesday; she was 98-years-old.


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Parents seeking a creative, engaging outlet for kids as they spend days learning at home could find a Wilmington artist’s online studio art program useful.


In this week’s Arts Playlist, Delaware Public Media’s Kelli Steele chats with Ellen Priest about her "Eyeball It" website and her own work.

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The City of Wilmington is rescinding all permits for public gatherings through at least the end of June in response to the coronavirus. 

The coronavirus pandemic forced arts organizations and museums across the First State to close, but for some that doesn’t mean being completely cut off from their audiences.

A number of them are getting creative as they seek ways to stay engaged with people who would normally stroll through their doors.

In this week’s Arts Playlist,Delaware Public Media’s Kelli Steele takes a “virtual” road trip to see what some these places are doing.


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Arts organizations and venues, museums, theatres and more stand to lose big as the Coronavirus pandemic rages on.

In this week’s Arts Playlist - Delaware Division of the Arts director Paul Weagraff discusses the impact Delaware’s arts’ community is feeling.

A viral video is making Wilmington resident Jason Berger a sensation.


Jason Berger became known as Delaware’s singing barista after a customer caught him serenading her husband while serving coffee at a Starbucks in Wilmington.

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Changes are coming to the Delaware Art Museum over the next several months.


The museum is significantly changing the way it presents its collections.



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A Delaware designer and artist has earned a bronze medal in the display gardens category at this year’s Philadelphia Flower Show.

Delaware’s Twin Poets - Nnamdi Chukwuocha and Al Mills - are the subject of a new documentary.


Art for Life from the Wilmington-based production team Teleduction -premieres this week in Wilmington.



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Wilmington’s only arthouse cinema is undergoing changes. 

Art and basketball come together next month at a Delaware Blue Coats game in Wilmington.


The Philadelphia 76ers G League affiliate is teaming up with The Sold Firm for a pop-up art gallery and basketball-themed art competition featuring local visual artists duiring the team's March 21st game against the Fort Wayne Mad Ants at 76ers Fieldhouse.

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A New York City organist is coming to Delaware next weekend to play a concert dedicated to female composers.


Gail Archer is an international concert organist, recording artist and choral conductor and lecturer. 


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The Delaware Contemporary in Wilmington is showcasing work from a Korean-born artist now through the end of May. 


Gesture of Motion:Visualizing the Theory of Relativity is the brainchild of Haeley Kyong, who currently lives in New Jersey.


Award-winning actress Elaine Bromka brings her off-Broadway solo show Tea for Three to Delaware this month.



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The Delaware Division of the Arts is focusing its energy on a specific area during its Fiscal Year 2021 grant cycle.


"Midnight Mass" by Amie Potsic (Delaware Contemporary Photograph)

The Delaware Contemporary has a new lobby installation called Midnight Mass from Philadelphia native Amie Potsic.


And in this week's Arts Playlist, The Delaware Contemporary's Gretchen Hupfel curator of Contemporary Art Kathrine Page talks about the instillation and the artist.


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The Delaware Art Museum in Wilmington hosts a ballet called a“A Mother’s Rite” next week.


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There’s big news for the new year for Delaware Shakespeare’s 2020 Season.

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The Delaware Art Museum is working to become the literary “heart” of Wilmington.


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A new book from Dover author Kathleen Marie Doyle is now available.


It's called Blue's River and Doyle says it has the St. Jones River and Silver Lake as its backdrop.


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The Historic Odessa Foundation (HOF) is presenting a new exhibit this month.

“Exchanging Points of View: Art by The Artists’ Exchange of Delaware” can be seen at the Historic Odessa Foundation’s Visitors Center Gallery through December 29.

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The Delaware Division of the Arts is accepting online applications for its next round of major arts programming and project grants.

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The Serafin Ensemble The Serafins visit Milton this week for a holiday concert.

Award winning author Margaret McMullan is coming to the Rehoboth Beach Public Library Thursday, Dec. 12, 2019 to discuss her new book.

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The Christina Cultural Arts Center (CCAC) in Wilmington has hired a new executive director.


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Wilson Somers’ A Jazz Christmas returns to Wilmington this weekend.