Daytrip

October 05, 2008

Delaware Art Museum

What:: "Bare Witness: Photographs by Gordon Parks." Exhibit features more than 70 photographs, selected by Parks, as examples of his most potent work. In 1948, he became the first African-American staff photographer for Life magazine and was known internationally for his photo essays chronicling the lives of the poor and the civil rights movement. He was also a poet, filmmaker, author and musician.

Where:: 2301 Kentmere Parkway, Wilmington.

When:: Opens Saturday and continues through Jan. 4.

How much: : Admission is $10, $8 for seniors, $5 for students with ID and $3 for children ages 7-17. Free Sundays.

What's nearby:: Visit Riverfront Wilmington, an area featuring arts, restaurants and shopping. Several hotels are close by, including the historic Hotel Dupont, at 11th and Market streets. Weekend rates at the hotel, which was recently renovated, start at about $139 per night. Call 800-441-9019.

Information:: Museum also offers the outdoor Copeland Sculpture Garden, Helen Farr Sloan Library & Archives, studio art classes, an interactive Kids' Corner and a gift store. Call 302-571-9590 or 866-232-3714, or go to delart.org.

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