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Craig and Fred on the Maine coast near their home

A service dog training program in Maine State Prison is the setting for a new book from author and former Marine Craig Grossi.

Grossi’s second book is called Second Chances:  A Marine, His Dog, and Finding Redemption.

In this week’s Arts Playlist, Grossi chats with Delaware Public Media’s Kelli Steele about his latest work.


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School’s are out for summer starting this week and Delaware’s 2021 statewide Summer Library Reading Program is underway.

Delmarva’s community handbell ensemble, the Capital Ringers, is releasing a new virtual show this summer.


There’s a new exhibition coming to the Brandywine River Museum of Art this summer.

Ralston Crawford:  Air + Space + War  features the work of the modernist artist best known for his abstract representations of urban life and industry.

Brandywine River Museum of Art curator Amanda Burdan joins Delaware Public Media’s Kelli Steele on this week’s Arts Playlist to preview this exhibit.


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The Biggs Museum of American Art in Dover is gearing up for a series of summer and fall exhibits.



Delaware Shakespeare brings back its Summer Festival with three outdoor events at Rockwood Park in Wilmington.



A new collaboration is combining academics with music this summer.

Delaware Symphony Orchestra

The Delaware Symphony Orchestra (DSO) returns to live, in-person concerts this fall for its 2021-2022 season.



Velocipede Time Machine and designer Bruce Rosenbaum (Hagley Photo)


A unique piece of art recently arrived at the Hagley Museum and Library in Wilmington.

Starting June 1, a thousand-pound Steampunk sculpture called the Velocipede Time Machine will greet visitors in the lobby of Hagley’s Nation of Inventors exhibition.

And in this week’s Arts Playlist, Delaware Public Media’s Kelli Steele chats with its designer, Bruce Rosenbaum.


The Swamp Joker (Figure of Consumption), David Smith, stoneware

The Rehoboth Art League (RAL) hosts a series of five new exhibitions, debuting at its galleries Friday.


Millsboro author David Salner’s latest book - A Place to Hide - is out.

In this week’s Arts Playlist, Salner joins Delaware Public Media’s Kelli Steele to discuss the book, how it connects to his life, and the themes of cultural engagement it touches on.


Rebecca Wisniewski

Milford High School senior Rebecca Wisniewski represents Delaware this weekend in the annual Poetry Out Loud competition.


DiAE Photo

The Delaware Institute for the Arts in Education (DiAE) is bringing back its signature event this week.

Spotlight - an Evening of the Arts is this Friday and will be livestreamed from The Delaware Contemporary.

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Delaware Art Museum’s resident classical ensemble, the Pyxis Piano Quartet, says good-bye to the galleries where they debuted more than 10 years ago.



Biggs Museum of American Art

Two new exhibitions are up and running at The Biggs Museum of American Art in Dover.

In this week’s Arts Playlist, Delaware Public Media’s Kelli Steele chats with Biggs curator Ryan Grover


A full slate of big-name performers are coming to the Freeman Arts Pavilion this summer.

Rehoboth Art League

The Rehoboth Art League (RAL) welcomes spring with a new exhibition series.



April is National Poetry Month and a Sussex County arts nonprofit plans to celebrate with a poetry series.


Rehoboth Art League

A sculpture by an award-winning artist now sits in the atrium at City Hall in Rehoboth Beach.

Hagley Museum and Library

One of the most comprehensive industrial film company collections now lives in Delaware.


And in this week’s Arts Playlist, Hagley curator Kevin Martin joins Delaware Public Media’s Kelli Steele discuss the Cinecraft Productions collection.


Staff members at the Historic Odessa Foundation are providing a peek at their personal art collections.



A new exhibition called opens this weekend at the Delaware Art Museum in Wilmington.


Collecting and Connecting: Recent Acquisitions, 2010-2020 samples the last 10 years’ worth of  additions to the museum’s collection while offering a behind-the-scenes look of how it builds that collection.



"Sunset Grid #1," 2018, gouache on paper

The latest exhibition at the Mezzanine Gallery in Wilmington is up this month - featuring 18 paintings from Silver Spring, Maryland resident Connie Simon.



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The Delaware Art Museum in Wilmington is turning to a familiar face to lead it.

The museum’s Board of Trustees recently named Molly Giordano its executive director.

Giordano has served as interim director for just over a year, and in this week’s Arts Playlist, she joins Delaware Public Media’s Kelli Steele to lay out where she sees the museum going.

For the first time in decades, the Brandywine River Museum of Art is undergoing major renovations.


Guy Miller (Photo from DSU)

Delaware State University is offering a virtual exhibition of the works of alumnus Guy Miller.

The exhibition is called Subversion:  Not A Bird, Not A Plane.

© Luna Visions

A new exhibition telling the stories of essential workers during a pandemic is coming to the Delaware Art Museum.


“Seeing Essential Workers Through A New Lens” opens November 11 and focuses on essential workers in the City of Wilmington. 


Pacem in Terris

Delaware Pacem in Terris is showcasing the opening of a virtual art museum. 


The 53-year-old peace and justice nonprofit created the museum for its 5th annual Visionary Peace Youth Art Exhibition.


Delaware Division of the Arts

The upcoming 2020 Mid-Atlantic Teaching Artist Virtual Retreat brings arts educators together from across the region to build a network of qualified teaching artists.



Votes for Women exhibit

The Brandywine River Museum of Art re-opened this month after its forced coronavirus closure. 


And two exhibits planned earlier for this year are finally on display.