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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.

Winterthur Museum has set an annual fundraising record.

For the first time in its history, the Wilmington institution has surpassed $12 million in a fiscal year.

Winterthur received more than 12,000 gifts from nearly 11,000 donors.


Smashed Label

Brothers Crae and Corei Washington founded their company Smashed Label in 2011. Crae is the artist and Corei, the businessman. The pair began with creating graphic design concepts for logos and business cards as well as graffiti inspired screen-printing for clothing.

The Delaware National Estuarine Research Reserve

The state is looking for nature inspired artists for its third annual Arts in the Estuary. The event features artwork, activities and demonstrations at two of the state’s historic areas, the St. Jones Reserve and the John Dickinson Plantation near Dover.

Delaware Art Museum sells Wyeth and Homer paintings

Jun 30, 2015

The Delaware Art Museum has announced the private sales of two of its works as part of its debt repayment efforts.


The two paintings are “Arthur Cleveland” by Andrew Wyeth, a portrait of a neighbor painted in 1946  and “Milking Time” by Winslow Homer, an 1875 image of a milkmaid and child overlooking cows in a pasture.


The sales mark the end of a process to protect the museum from closure by retiring its bond debt.


Big Barrel Music Festival comes to a close

Jun 29, 2015
Cathy Carter

A day after torrential rains soaked the Woodlands, a sunny sky greeted fans on the final day of the Big Barrel Music Festival in Dover on Sunday.


Those that stuck out Saturday’s heavy rain were able to get close to the main stage for headliner Miranda Lambert. Fans had much more company for the festival’s closing set by Carrie Underwood.


Watercolor, pen and ink, graphite on paper board, sheet: 22 3/8 x 22 in.
Delaware Art Museum, Gift of Helen Farr Sloan, 1981 / © Delaware Art Museum / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York© Delaware Art Museum / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

Artist John Sloan is best known for his realist urban genre paintings and thanks to a bequest from his widow, the Delaware Art Museum is home to the largest collection of his art. This summer, the Wilmington museum shines a light on a lesser known aspect of the artist’s career.

Clifford Brown Jazz Trumpet Consortium

Some of the nation’s top trumpet players are in Wilmington this week for the inaugural Clifford Brown Jazz Trumpet Consortium.


Named in honor of jazz great and Wilmington native Clifford Brown, the workshop is the brainchild of professional trumpet player Al Hood, who has worked with artists such as Ray Charles and Wynton Marsalis.

Bluegrass and beer is on tap this weekend in Milford

Jun 11, 2015
Chester River Runoff

Delaware’s active festival scene has a new player.

The city of Milford will mix craft beer with bluegrass music at its inaugural Brewgrass Festival on Sunday.  

Beer tasters will receive a souvenir mason jar and can sample offerings from 11 craft breweries from Delaware and Maryland's Eastern Shore.


Delaware Women's Chorus heads overseas

Jun 6, 2015
Cathy Carter/Delaware Public Media

This month, the Delaware Women's Chorus will take their talents overseas on a trip to Ireland.

The itinerary includes visits to the Cliffs of Moher, the Ring of Kerry, Kilkenny, and Blarney Castle.

Wilmington abstract artist Ellen Priest has painted countless works - including a 17-year ongoing series of her expressions of various jazz recordings.