PROGRAMS & EVENTS

Dec
21
Fri
Glory of Stories
Dec 21 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Glory of Stories

Glory of Stories introduces young visitors to art and the Museum through a story reading followed by an interactive tour of relevant works of art and a studio art project. This program encourages learning through discovery, exploration, and hands-on experiences. Ages 2 and up.

Oct 19 Special Edition: Storyteller in Residence – Families are welcome to join Preschool Audiences to listen to master storyteller Jeff Hopkins on this Friday morning. Free admission.
Oct 26 Special Halloween Edition: Wear your costume! Life Doesn’t Frighten Me, Maya Angelou

Nov 2 A Tree is Nice, Janice May Udry
Nov 9 Hairs/Pelitos, Sandra Cisneros
Nov 16 The Stranger, Chris Van Allsburg
Nov 23 Bear Says Thanks, Karma Wilson
Nov 30 The Runaway Giant, Adelaide Holl

Dec 7 Angelina Ice Skates, Katherine Holabird
Dec 14 Extra Yarn, Mac Barnett
Dec 21 The Snowy Day, Ezra Jack Keats
Dec 28 Dragons Love Tacos, Adam Rubin

Jan 4 The Museum, Susan Verde
Jan 11 Me and Uncle Romie, Claire Hartfield
Jan 18 The Patchwork Quilt, Valerie Flournoy
Jan 25 Lanterns and Firecrackers: A Chinese New Year Story, Jonny Zucker

Feb 1 Regina’s Big Mistake, Marissa Moss
Feb 8 Somebody Loves You, Mr. Hatch, Eileen Spinelli
Feb 15 Oh, the Places You’ll Go!, Dr. Seuss
Feb 22 Under and Over the Snow, Kate Messner

Group tour reservations are required for groups of 10 or more children.

Group Reservations

Chaperone guidelines and admission rates apply to reserved group tours. Click here for more information.

Winter Solstice Labyrinth Walk
Dec 21 @ 1:00 pm
Winter Solstice Labyrinth Walk

Celebrate the beginning of winter and take a break from your holiday shopping with a peaceful afternoon labyrinth walk. There is no fee for this program, but donations are accepted to help maintain the Museum’s labyrinth. Family Friendly.

Dec
26
Wed
Holiday Family Festivities
Dec 26 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Holiday Family Festivities

Bring your family to the Museum over the holidays for festive art making and family-friendly celebration. Create watercolor bracelets and bouquets in Kids’ Corner and find favorite works of art in the galleries.

Dec
27
Thu
Holiday Family Festivities
Dec 27 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Holiday Family Festivities

Bring your family to the Museum over the holidays for festive art making and family-friendly celebration. Create watercolor bracelets and bouquets in Kids’ Corner and find favorite works of art in the galleries.

Dec
28
Fri
Holiday Family Festivities
Dec 28 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Holiday Family Festivities

Bring your family to the Museum over the holidays for festive art making and family-friendly celebration. Create watercolor bracelets and bouquets in Kids’ Corner and find favorite works of art in the galleries.

Glory of Stories
Dec 28 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Glory of Stories

Glory of Stories introduces young visitors to art and the Museum through a story reading followed by an interactive tour of relevant works of art and a studio art project. This program encourages learning through discovery, exploration, and hands-on experiences. Ages 2 and up.

Oct 19 Special Edition: Storyteller in Residence – Families are welcome to join Preschool Audiences to listen to master storyteller Jeff Hopkins on this Friday morning. Free admission.
Oct 26 Special Halloween Edition: Wear your costume! Life Doesn’t Frighten Me, Maya Angelou

Nov 2 A Tree is Nice, Janice May Udry
Nov 9 Hairs/Pelitos, Sandra Cisneros
Nov 16 The Stranger, Chris Van Allsburg
Nov 23 Bear Says Thanks, Karma Wilson
Nov 30 The Runaway Giant, Adelaide Holl

Dec 7 Angelina Ice Skates, Katherine Holabird
Dec 14 Extra Yarn, Mac Barnett
Dec 21 The Snowy Day, Ezra Jack Keats
Dec 28 Dragons Love Tacos, Adam Rubin

Jan 4 The Museum, Susan Verde
Jan 11 Me and Uncle Romie, Claire Hartfield
Jan 18 The Patchwork Quilt, Valerie Flournoy
Jan 25 Lanterns and Firecrackers: A Chinese New Year Story, Jonny Zucker

Feb 1 Regina’s Big Mistake, Marissa Moss
Feb 8 Somebody Loves You, Mr. Hatch, Eileen Spinelli
Feb 15 Oh, the Places You’ll Go!, Dr. Seuss
Feb 22 Under and Over the Snow, Kate Messner

Group tour reservations are required for groups of 10 or more children.

Group Reservations

Chaperone guidelines and admission rates apply to reserved group tours. Click here for more information.

Dec
29
Sat
Holiday Family Festivities
Dec 29 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Holiday Family Festivities

Bring your family to the Museum over the holidays for festive art making and family-friendly celebration. Create watercolor bracelets and bouquets in Kids’ Corner and find favorite works of art in the galleries.

Dec
30
Sun
Holiday Family Festivities
Dec 30 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Holiday Family Festivities

Bring your family to the Museum over the holidays for festive art making and family-friendly celebration. Create watercolor bracelets and bouquets in Kids’ Corner and find favorite works of art in the galleries.

Jan
4
Fri
Glory of Stories
Jan 4 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Glory of Stories

Glory of Stories introduces young visitors to art and the Museum through a story reading followed by an interactive tour of relevant works of art and a studio art project. This program encourages learning through discovery, exploration, and hands-on experiences. Ages 2 and up.

Oct 19 Special Edition: Storyteller in Residence – Families are welcome to join Preschool Audiences to listen to master storyteller Jeff Hopkins on this Friday morning. Free admission.
Oct 26 Special Halloween Edition: Wear your costume! Life Doesn’t Frighten Me, Maya Angelou

Nov 2 A Tree is Nice, Janice May Udry
Nov 9 Hairs/Pelitos, Sandra Cisneros
Nov 16 The Stranger, Chris Van Allsburg
Nov 23 Bear Says Thanks, Karma Wilson
Nov 30 The Runaway Giant, Adelaide Holl

Dec 7 Angelina Ice Skates, Katherine Holabird
Dec 14 Extra Yarn, Mac Barnett
Dec 21 The Snowy Day, Ezra Jack Keats
Dec 28 Dragons Love Tacos, Adam Rubin

Jan 4 The Museum, Susan Verde
Jan 11 Me and Uncle Romie, Claire Hartfield
Jan 18 The Patchwork Quilt, Valerie Flournoy
Jan 25 Lanterns and Firecrackers: A Chinese New Year Story, Jonny Zucker

Feb 1 Regina’s Big Mistake, Marissa Moss
Feb 8 Somebody Loves You, Mr. Hatch, Eileen Spinelli
Feb 15 Oh, the Places You’ll Go!, Dr. Seuss
Feb 22 Under and Over the Snow, Kate Messner

Group tour reservations are required for groups of 10 or more children.

Group Reservations

Chaperone guidelines and admission rates apply to reserved group tours. Click here for more information.

Art is Tasty
Jan 4 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Art is Tasty

First Fridays of the month. This noon-time lunch series on the first Friday of every month pairs an engaging 30-minute discussion about a work of art with a delicious lunch in the Thronson Café. (Café lunch voucher included in price).

2019 Topics

Click on the the dates below to register.

January 4: Stand Away From the Girl!, N.C. Wyeth

February 1Absalom Jones, Raphaelle Peale

March 1: Lady Lilith, Dante Gabriel Rossetti

April 5: TBD (Selection from the Droller Exhibition)

May 3: TBD (Selection from the Loper Exhibition)

June 7: Genius of Art and Genius of Literature, Howard Pyle

July 5:  TBD (Selection from Relational Undercurrents Exhibition)

August 2: Two Seated Figures, Charles Cajori

September 6: Spring and Autumn, Lydia Field Emmet

October 4: Three Rectangles Horizontal Jointed Gyratory III, George Rickey

November 1: TBD

December 6: Mandala, Gregory Gillespie

Jan
6
Sun
Artist Demonstrations
Jan 6 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Artist Demonstrations

Visit with artists from the Juried Craft Exhibition and watch as they demonstrate their craft techniques.

Saturday, October 20 | 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. David Knopp (wood carving, on terrace)
Sunday, November 11 | 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Barbara Straussberg (printmaking)
Friday, December 7 | 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Ashley Catharine Smith (embroidery)
Sunday, January 6 | 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Leslie Pontz (crochet)
Sunday, January 27 | 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Kimberly Hall and Justin Hardison (screenprinting)

About the Exhibition

Juried Craft Exhibition
October 20, 2018 – January 27, 2019

For over 90 years, the Delaware Art Museum has showcased contemporary craft in its temporary exhibitions by artists working locally and throughout the region. Capitalizing on the Museum’s popular annual exhibitions of drawings, prints, paintings, sculptures, and watercolors, the first juried Contemporary Crafts Show was formally established in 1958. Since then, a rich array of woodwork, ceramics, furniture, jewelry, textiles, metalwork, glass, enamel, and leather has been selected by jurors from museums and universities located throughout the United States. Selected by Haystack Mountain School of Crafts Director and juror Paul Sacaridiz, the 2018 Juried Craft Exhibition will celebrate this long history and one of the most vital modes of artistic production today.

Jan
9
Wed
Community Preschool Fair
Jan 9 @ 10:00 am – 12:30 pm
Community Preschool Fair

Visit the Delaware Art Museum and learn about local preschools and enrichment programs. Afterward, families are welcome to play in Kids’ Corner, explore the art galleries together and enjoy complimentary coffee. Children of all ages welcome. Family Friendly.

Click here for School Registration.

Participating preschools and organizations:

Christ Church Episcopal Preschool
Help Me Grow / DE 2-1-1
Hockessin Montessori School
The Independence School
Latin American Community Center
Saint Edmond’s Academy
Sanford School
Sheila’s Dreams Childcare LLC
St. Ann School
St. Mary Magdalen School
St. Mary’s Preschool
St. Michael’s School & Nursery
The Tatnall School
Tower Hill School
Ursuline Academy
Wilmington Christian School
Wilmington Montessori School

Additional preschools are still being added.

Jan
10
Thu
Pyxis Piano Quartet
Jan 10 @ 7:30 pm
Pyxis Piano Quartet @ Delaware Art Museum

Pyxis Piano Quartet performs chamber concerts that include works from the sonata, duo, and trio repertoire as well as traditional and contemporary masterpieces for piano quartet.

Compelling, engaging and informative, the vibrant performances of Pyxis Piano Quartet have become increasingly sought after in the mid-Atlantic region. The Philadelphia Inquirer has described Pyxis as “excellent,” and Christine Facciolo (deartsinfo.com) stated in a recent review “balance, ensemble, superb intonation and sensitive interpretation characterized this performance.”

Each concert begins with a short curator talk exploring connections with the collection.  The Thronson Café serves drinks and light fare before each concert; coffee and desserts are served at intermission.

Thursday, January 10, 2019

The Feminine Mystique
To honor the work of Pre-Raphaelite artist Barbara Bodichon, an evening of chamber music composed by women
7:30 p.m.: Margaretta Frederick, Curator talk / 8:00 p.m.: Pyxis Concert

Gwyneth Walker – “Letters to the World” for Piano Quartet (With the poetry of Emily Dickinson read by Gail O’Donnell)
Germaine Tailleferre – Sonate champêtre
Dora Pejačević – Piano Quartet in D minor, Op. 25
Rebecca Clark – Lullaby and Grotesque for viola and cello

(Snow date Sunday January 13 at 4:00 p.m.)

Thursday, May 2, 2019

Masterpieces of Color and Sound
Concluding the 10th anniversary season, Pyxis plays vivid works by Beethoven and Brahms and a newly commissioned piece by Wilmington composer David Schelat
7:30 p.m.: Heather Campbell Coyle, Curator talk | 8:00 p.m.: Pyxis Concert

David Schelat – A new composition for Pyxis
Ludwig van Beethoven – String Quartet in E-flat Major, Op. 74, “Harp”
Johannes Brahms – Piano Quintet in F minor, Op. 34

ABOUT THE 2018 PERFORMANCE SERIES

The Delaware Art Museum’s performance series features bold, adventurous works from a variety of art forms. With a focus on social justice and cutting edge creative performance, this series brings artists to Delaware who are pushing creative boundaries and responding to present day events in innovative ways. Performances will take place on the Museum’s campus and out in the community.

All ticket purchases are final. No refunds or exchanges will be issued.

Learn more.

Jan
11
Fri
Glory of Stories
Jan 11 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Glory of Stories

Glory of Stories introduces young visitors to art and the Museum through a story reading followed by an interactive tour of relevant works of art and a studio art project. This program encourages learning through discovery, exploration, and hands-on experiences. Ages 2 and up.

Oct 19 Special Edition: Storyteller in Residence – Families are welcome to join Preschool Audiences to listen to master storyteller Jeff Hopkins on this Friday morning. Free admission.
Oct 26 Special Halloween Edition: Wear your costume! Life Doesn’t Frighten Me, Maya Angelou

Nov 2 A Tree is Nice, Janice May Udry
Nov 9 Hairs/Pelitos, Sandra Cisneros
Nov 16 The Stranger, Chris Van Allsburg
Nov 23 Bear Says Thanks, Karma Wilson
Nov 30 The Runaway Giant, Adelaide Holl

Dec 7 Angelina Ice Skates, Katherine Holabird
Dec 14 Extra Yarn, Mac Barnett
Dec 21 The Snowy Day, Ezra Jack Keats
Dec 28 Dragons Love Tacos, Adam Rubin

Jan 4 The Museum, Susan Verde
Jan 11 Me and Uncle Romie, Claire Hartfield
Jan 18 The Patchwork Quilt, Valerie Flournoy
Jan 25 Lanterns and Firecrackers: A Chinese New Year Story, Jonny Zucker

Feb 1 Regina’s Big Mistake, Marissa Moss
Feb 8 Somebody Loves You, Mr. Hatch, Eileen Spinelli
Feb 15 Oh, the Places You’ll Go!, Dr. Seuss
Feb 22 Under and Over the Snow, Kate Messner

Group tour reservations are required for groups of 10 or more children.

Group Reservations

Chaperone guidelines and admission rates apply to reserved group tours. Click here for more information.

Jan
13
Sun
Family Second Sundays
Jan 13 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Family Second Sundays

Drop-in on Second Sundays for a full day of programs designed for families.

10:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

Art Museum Babies 
Join us for circle time with songs, sensory play, and a baby-friendly visit with a special work of art. Ages 0–2 and their grownups.

10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Young Artist Storytime
Begin with a story reading in Kids’ Corner followed by an interactive tour through two galleries and creating a work of art. Ages 2–6 and their grownups.

11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Lunch Bunch
Drop into the café for lunch to meet other Museum families. Enjoy kid-friendly food options, and a shared table reserved just for families. Food available for purchase. All families welcome.

Noon – 3:00 p.m.

Sunday Studio
Create art together and learn about new materials and techniques from a professional teaching artist. Ages 6+ and their grownups.

Family Second Sundays Presents Chinese New Year Celebration: Year of the Pig

Sunday, February 10 | 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Celebrate Chinese New Year at the Delaware Art Museum! This popular family program includes traditional Chinese art, activities and demonstrations with a special presentation by the Renaissance Chinese Opera Society. The Chinese American Community Center Folk and Lion Dance Troupes and Yo-Yo Club will perform. This program is co-presented with the Hanlin Chinese Culture Association. Free. Family Friendly.

Sunday Studio
Jan 13 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Sunday Studio

Each month, adults and children can create art together and experiment with new materials, techniques, and themes in the Bank of America Education Wing Studios—no reservations required! Recommended for ages 6+ and adults.

November 11 Fantastic Felting
December 9 Caste Sculptures
January 13 Sgraffito Tiles
February 10 Chinese New Year

Starting in January 2019 – Family Second Sundays!

Jan
17
Thu
Craft Night
Jan 17 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Craft Night

Adults learn a craft technique and make a work of art to take home. Wine and refreshments will be available in the café while you create.

November 8: Holiday wearables
REGISTER

January 17: Embroidery circle
REGISTER

Women’s Suffragists Movement: Purple Sashes to Pink Hats
Jan 17 @ 6:00 pm
Women's Suffragists Movement: Purple Sashes to Pink Hats

YWCA Delaware brings you the first Investors Cabinet of 2019—”The Women’s Suffragists Movement: Purple Sashes to Pink Hats.” Partnering with YWCA Delaware for this event are the Delaware Art Museum and the Turning Point Suffragists Memorial.

Please join us to learn about:

  • Barbara Bodichon, an early female participant in the Pre-Raphaelite movement and a tireless reformer and women’s rights champion, presented by  Margaretta Frederick, Curator of the Bancroft Pre-Raphaelite Collection
  • The Turning Points Suffragists Memorial, a history of the suffragists movement, presented by Staci Burton
  • A brief history of Mary Ann Shad Cary, presented by historian Lora Englehart;
  • An update on the Delaware Women’s March, presented by Donna Shand.
Jan
18
Fri
Glory of Stories
Jan 18 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Glory of Stories

Glory of Stories introduces young visitors to art and the Museum through a story reading followed by an interactive tour of relevant works of art and a studio art project. This program encourages learning through discovery, exploration, and hands-on experiences. Ages 2 and up.

Oct 19 Special Edition: Storyteller in Residence – Families are welcome to join Preschool Audiences to listen to master storyteller Jeff Hopkins on this Friday morning. Free admission.
Oct 26 Special Halloween Edition: Wear your costume! Life Doesn’t Frighten Me, Maya Angelou

Nov 2 A Tree is Nice, Janice May Udry
Nov 9 Hairs/Pelitos, Sandra Cisneros
Nov 16 The Stranger, Chris Van Allsburg
Nov 23 Bear Says Thanks, Karma Wilson
Nov 30 The Runaway Giant, Adelaide Holl

Dec 7 Angelina Ice Skates, Katherine Holabird
Dec 14 Extra Yarn, Mac Barnett
Dec 21 The Snowy Day, Ezra Jack Keats
Dec 28 Dragons Love Tacos, Adam Rubin

Jan 4 The Museum, Susan Verde
Jan 11 Me and Uncle Romie, Claire Hartfield
Jan 18 The Patchwork Quilt, Valerie Flournoy
Jan 25 Lanterns and Firecrackers: A Chinese New Year Story, Jonny Zucker

Feb 1 Regina’s Big Mistake, Marissa Moss
Feb 8 Somebody Loves You, Mr. Hatch, Eileen Spinelli
Feb 15 Oh, the Places You’ll Go!, Dr. Seuss
Feb 22 Under and Over the Snow, Kate Messner

Group tour reservations are required for groups of 10 or more children.

Group Reservations

Chaperone guidelines and admission rates apply to reserved group tours. Click here for more information.

Black String
Jan 18 @ 8:00 pm

Photograph by Nah Inu

“An engaging exploration of what can be achieved by bringing ancient and modern into creative fusion.” – Jazzwise

Black String, based on Korean traditional music and improvisational music kind of jazz, attempts to create a unique language through Asian intuition and musical idiom. Black String aims to seek a new sound that can internalize a variety of musical expression in traditional music, as well as harmonize with other expression in world music. They were founded in 2011 Korea-UK cultural exchange program titled “UK Connection” project and have been performing at Jarasum International Jazz Festival (South Korea) and London Jazz Festival (UK) collaborating with UK artists; Tim Garland, John Turville, Asaf Sirkis and Gwilym Simcock and they are performing many more world renowned festivals and venues. Amplified and burst sound of Geomun-go, fierce quake of Korean traditional percussion, and unpredictable melody of jazz guitar will grasp all your senses.

Yoon Jeong Heo | Geomun-go; Six-string zither
Jean Oh | elec. guitars
Aram Lee | Daegeum, Yanggeum
Min Wang Hwang | vocal, percussion

Sponsor

This concert is sponsored by the Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation.

ABOUT THE 2018 PERFORMANCE SERIES

The Delaware Art Museum’s performance series features bold, adventurous works from a variety of art forms. With a focus on social justice and cutting edge creative performance, this series brings artists to Delaware who are pushing creative boundaries and responding to present day events in innovative ways. Performances will take place on the Museum’s campus and out in the community.

All ticket purchases are final. No refunds or exchanges will be issued.

Learn more.

Jan
21
Mon
Martin Luther King, Jr., Day of Service
Jan 21 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
Martin Luther King, Jr., Day of Service

Celebrate the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., at the Museum in partnership with One Village Alliance and Raising Kings. Activities include tours of the collection, art-making, mentorship opportunities, and more.

Jan
24
Thu
Connected Series Open House
Jan 24 @ 6:00 pm
Connected Series Open House

The Connected Series engages local creative community members to produce arts-based programs at the Museum. Join us for appetizers, a cash bar, and a short introduction to the Connected Series followed by time to network, share skills, and brainstorm ideas with fellow community leaders and groups.  Pre-register for a free drink ticket.

Learn more about the Connected Series.

Curator Conversation: Politics and Paint: Barbara Bodichon and the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood
Jan 24 @ 6:00 pm
Curator Conversation: Politics and Paint: Barbara Bodichon and the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood

Delve deep into the watercolors and biography of Barbara Bodichon on a tour with Curator Margaretta Frederick.

Jan
25
Fri
Glory of Stories
Jan 25 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Glory of Stories

Glory of Stories introduces young visitors to art and the Museum through a story reading followed by an interactive tour of relevant works of art and a studio art project. This program encourages learning through discovery, exploration, and hands-on experiences. Ages 2 and up.

Oct 19 Special Edition: Storyteller in Residence – Families are welcome to join Preschool Audiences to listen to master storyteller Jeff Hopkins on this Friday morning. Free admission.
Oct 26 Special Halloween Edition: Wear your costume! Life Doesn’t Frighten Me, Maya Angelou

Nov 2 A Tree is Nice, Janice May Udry
Nov 9 Hairs/Pelitos, Sandra Cisneros
Nov 16 The Stranger, Chris Van Allsburg
Nov 23 Bear Says Thanks, Karma Wilson
Nov 30 The Runaway Giant, Adelaide Holl

Dec 7 Angelina Ice Skates, Katherine Holabird
Dec 14 Extra Yarn, Mac Barnett
Dec 21 The Snowy Day, Ezra Jack Keats
Dec 28 Dragons Love Tacos, Adam Rubin

Jan 4 The Museum, Susan Verde
Jan 11 Me and Uncle Romie, Claire Hartfield
Jan 18 The Patchwork Quilt, Valerie Flournoy
Jan 25 Lanterns and Firecrackers: A Chinese New Year Story, Jonny Zucker

Feb 1 Regina’s Big Mistake, Marissa Moss
Feb 8 Somebody Loves You, Mr. Hatch, Eileen Spinelli
Feb 15 Oh, the Places You’ll Go!, Dr. Seuss
Feb 22 Under and Over the Snow, Kate Messner

Group tour reservations are required for groups of 10 or more children.

Group Reservations

Chaperone guidelines and admission rates apply to reserved group tours. Click here for more information.

Jan
26
Sat
Building Sculptures: Pieces of the Whole Workshop
Jan 26 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

This workshop will explore using pieces to create a larger whole. Using multiple small and simple objects, students will stack, hang, layer, or weave them into a larger sculptural form. Instructor: Samara Weaver.

Jan
27
Sun
Artist Demonstrations
Jan 27 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Artist Demonstrations

Visit with artists from the Juried Craft Exhibition and watch as they demonstrate their craft techniques.

Saturday, October 20 | 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. David Knopp (wood carving, on terrace)
Sunday, November 11 | 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Barbara Straussberg (printmaking)
Friday, December 7 | 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Ashley Catharine Smith (embroidery)
Sunday, January 6 | 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Leslie Pontz (crochet)
Sunday, January 27 | 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Kimberly Hall and Justin Hardison (screenprinting)

About the Exhibition

Juried Craft Exhibition
October 20, 2018 – January 27, 2019

For over 90 years, the Delaware Art Museum has showcased contemporary craft in its temporary exhibitions by artists working locally and throughout the region. Capitalizing on the Museum’s popular annual exhibitions of drawings, prints, paintings, sculptures, and watercolors, the first juried Contemporary Crafts Show was formally established in 1958. Since then, a rich array of woodwork, ceramics, furniture, jewelry, textiles, metalwork, glass, enamel, and leather has been selected by jurors from museums and universities located throughout the United States. Selected by Haystack Mountain School of Crafts Director and juror Paul Sacaridiz, the 2018 Juried Craft Exhibition will celebrate this long history and one of the most vital modes of artistic production today.

Jan
31
Thu
DelArt Readers: Book Club
Jan 31 @ 6:00 pm

The DelArt Readers will select a book (or a collection of articles, or a film) each month. Our selections will have an arty or creative slant to them as we attempt to cross boundaries, giving our readers the opportunity to learn, question, debate and champion texts of every kind.  Our meetings occasionally take place off site as we explore and embrace the creative community of greater Wilmington. RSVP encouraged but not required—email ejarvis@delart.org.

January 2019

The Woman in White by Willkie Collins

Available for purchase in the Museum Store.

February

“Museums as Didactic Projects vs. Spaces Where the Art is Allowed to Speak for Itself” Selected Articles—Discussion led by Christopher Tharp, PhD candidate, University of Delaware.
Should museums tell visitors how to feel about the art and artifacts on display? Should museums control the story they tell about the pieces in the collection? Should museums have a clear vision? Are museums political projects? Should museums be curated in such a way as to allow for radically open interpretations?  Join us as we discuss these questions.RSVP for digital copy of the articles.

March – November

Book selection TBA

December

No meeting will be held in December

Inside Look
Jan 31 @ 6:00 pm
Inside Look

Join us for an inside look and in-depth dialogue around a single work of art on a tour led by local graduate students.

Feb
1
Fri
Glory of Stories
Feb 1 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Glory of Stories

Glory of Stories introduces young visitors to art and the Museum through a story reading followed by an interactive tour of relevant works of art and a studio art project. This program encourages learning through discovery, exploration, and hands-on experiences. Ages 2 and up.

Oct 19 Special Edition: Storyteller in Residence – Families are welcome to join Preschool Audiences to listen to master storyteller Jeff Hopkins on this Friday morning. Free admission.
Oct 26 Special Halloween Edition: Wear your costume! Life Doesn’t Frighten Me, Maya Angelou

Nov 2 A Tree is Nice, Janice May Udry
Nov 9 Hairs/Pelitos, Sandra Cisneros
Nov 16 The Stranger, Chris Van Allsburg
Nov 23 Bear Says Thanks, Karma Wilson
Nov 30 The Runaway Giant, Adelaide Holl

Dec 7 Angelina Ice Skates, Katherine Holabird
Dec 14 Extra Yarn, Mac Barnett
Dec 21 The Snowy Day, Ezra Jack Keats
Dec 28 Dragons Love Tacos, Adam Rubin

Jan 4 The Museum, Susan Verde
Jan 11 Me and Uncle Romie, Claire Hartfield
Jan 18 The Patchwork Quilt, Valerie Flournoy
Jan 25 Lanterns and Firecrackers: A Chinese New Year Story, Jonny Zucker

Feb 1 Regina’s Big Mistake, Marissa Moss
Feb 8 Somebody Loves You, Mr. Hatch, Eileen Spinelli
Feb 15 Oh, the Places You’ll Go!, Dr. Seuss
Feb 22 Under and Over the Snow, Kate Messner

Group tour reservations are required for groups of 10 or more children.

Group Reservations

Chaperone guidelines and admission rates apply to reserved group tours. Click here for more information.

Art is Tasty
Feb 1 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Art is Tasty

First Fridays of the month. This noon-time lunch series on the first Friday of every month pairs an engaging 30-minute discussion about a work of art with a delicious lunch in the Thronson Café. (Café lunch voucher included in price).

2019 Topics

Click on the the dates below to register.

January 4: Stand Away From the Girl!, N.C. Wyeth

February 1Absalom Jones, Raphaelle Peale

March 1: Lady Lilith, Dante Gabriel Rossetti

April 5: TBD (Selection from the Droller Exhibition)

May 3: TBD (Selection from the Loper Exhibition)

June 7: Genius of Art and Genius of Literature, Howard Pyle

July 5:  TBD (Selection from Relational Undercurrents Exhibition)

August 2: Two Seated Figures, Charles Cajori

September 6: Spring and Autumn, Lydia Field Emmet

October 4: Three Rectangles Horizontal Jointed Gyratory III, George Rickey

November 1: TBD

December 6: Mandala, Gregory Gillespie

Feb
2
Sat
Curator Conversation: Politics and Paint: Barbara Bodichon and the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood
Feb 2 @ 2:00 pm
Curator Conversation: Politics and Paint: Barbara Bodichon and the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood

Delve deep into the watercolors and biography of Barbara Bodichon on a tour with Curator Margaretta Frederick.

Feb
3
Sun
Inside Look
Feb 3 @ 2:00 pm
Inside Look

Join us for an inside look and in-depth dialogue around a single work of art on a tour led by local graduate students.

Feb
7
Thu
The Crossing
Feb 7 @ 8:00 pm

“The Crossing…imbues the music with both energy and awe.” – Joshua Kosman, San Francisco Chronicle

Performance repertoire:
the little match girl, by David Lang
selections from the Jeff Quartets

The Crossing is a professional chamber choir conducted by Donald Nally and dedicated to new music. It is committed to working with creative teams to make and record new, substantial works for choir – most often addressing social issues – with the possibility of changing the way we think about writing for choir, singing in choir, and listening to music for choir.

Highly sought-after for collaborative projects, The Crossing’s first such partnership was as the resident choir of the Spoleto Festival in Italy, in 2007. Since then, collaborators include the International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE), American Composers Orchestra, Network for New Music, Lyric Fest, PRISM Saxophone Quartet, Beth Morrison Projects, Pig Iron Theatre Company, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, Mostly Mozart Festival, National Gallery of Art, Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Metropolitan Museum of Art, Cleveland Museum, Institute for Advanced Study, Carnegie Hall, National Sawdust, and Northwestern University. The Crossing holds an annual residency at the Warren Miller Performing Arts Center in Big Sky, Montana. The Crossing has presented more than 60 commissioned world premieres, including works by Michael Gordon, John Luther Adams, David Lang, Anna Thorvaldsdottir, Gavin Bryars, Ted Hearne, Caroline Shaw, David T. Little, Robert Maggio, Gabriel Jackson, Pelle Gudmundsen-Holmgreen, and Hans Thomalla.

With a commitment to recording its commissions, The Crossing has issued 14 releases, receiving a Grammy Award for Best Choral Performance in 2018, its second nomination in as many years. The Crossing, with Donald Nally, is the American Composers Forum’s 2017 Champion of New Music. They are the recipients of the 2015 Margaret Hillis Award for Choral Excellence, three ASCAP Awards for Adventurous Programming, and the Dale Warland Singers Commission Award from Chorus America.

ABOUT THE 2018 PERFORMANCE SERIES

The Delaware Art Museum’s performance series features bold, adventurous works from a variety of art forms. With a focus on social justice and cutting edge creative performance, this series brings artists to Delaware who are pushing creative boundaries and responding to present day events in innovative ways. Performances will take place on the Museum’s campus and out in the community.

All ticket purchases are final. No refunds or exchanges will be issued.

Learn more.

Feb
8
Fri
Glory of Stories
Feb 8 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Glory of Stories

Glory of Stories introduces young visitors to art and the Museum through a story reading followed by an interactive tour of relevant works of art and a studio art project. This program encourages learning through discovery, exploration, and hands-on experiences. Ages 2 and up.

Oct 19 Special Edition: Storyteller in Residence – Families are welcome to join Preschool Audiences to listen to master storyteller Jeff Hopkins on this Friday morning. Free admission.
Oct 26 Special Halloween Edition: Wear your costume! Life Doesn’t Frighten Me, Maya Angelou

Nov 2 A Tree is Nice, Janice May Udry
Nov 9 Hairs/Pelitos, Sandra Cisneros
Nov 16 The Stranger, Chris Van Allsburg
Nov 23 Bear Says Thanks, Karma Wilson
Nov 30 The Runaway Giant, Adelaide Holl

Dec 7 Angelina Ice Skates, Katherine Holabird
Dec 14 Extra Yarn, Mac Barnett
Dec 21 The Snowy Day, Ezra Jack Keats
Dec 28 Dragons Love Tacos, Adam Rubin

Jan 4 The Museum, Susan Verde
Jan 11 Me and Uncle Romie, Claire Hartfield
Jan 18 The Patchwork Quilt, Valerie Flournoy
Jan 25 Lanterns and Firecrackers: A Chinese New Year Story, Jonny Zucker

Feb 1 Regina’s Big Mistake, Marissa Moss
Feb 8 Somebody Loves You, Mr. Hatch, Eileen Spinelli
Feb 15 Oh, the Places You’ll Go!, Dr. Seuss
Feb 22 Under and Over the Snow, Kate Messner

Group tour reservations are required for groups of 10 or more children.

Group Reservations

Chaperone guidelines and admission rates apply to reserved group tours. Click here for more information.

Artini Workshop
Feb 8 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Artini Workshop

Unwind on a Friday night by sipping a beverage and getting in touch with your creative side. In this laid-back workshop, students will complete a painting inspired by patterns and prints from different eras. Instructor: Amanda Kamen. Must be 21 or older to participate. 

FEBRUARY  MARCH

Clay Date
Feb 8 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Clay Date

Mix, mingle, and get a little messy in the Museum’s ceramics studio! Enjoy beer, wine, and light snacks. Participants will experiment with clay and complete a functional piece of pottery that the Museum will glaze.

No experience necessary. Must be 21 or older to participate. Instructor: Peter Morgan. 

NOVEMBER  FEBRUARY  MARCH

Feb
9
Sat
Demystifying Soldering – 2 Day Workshop
Feb 9 @ 9:30 am – 4:00 pm
Demystifying Soldering - 2 Day Workshop

This class offers demos on sweat, stick and pick soldering as well as soldering different metals together to give students confidence in their soldering skills. 30-minute lunch break. Instructor: Caryn L. Hetherston.

Feb
10
Sun
Demystifying Soldering – 2 Day Workshop
Feb 10 @ 9:30 am – 4:00 pm
Demystifying Soldering - 2 Day Workshop

This class offers demos on sweat, stick and pick soldering as well as soldering different metals together to give students confidence in their soldering skills. 30-minute lunch break. Instructor: Caryn L. Hetherston.

Family Second Sundays
Feb 10 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Family Second Sundays

Drop-in on Second Sundays for a full day of programs designed for families.

10:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

Art Museum Babies 
Join us for circle time with songs, sensory play, and a baby-friendly visit with a special work of art. Ages 0–2 and their grownups.

10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Young Artist Storytime
Begin with a story reading in Kids’ Corner followed by an interactive tour through two galleries and creating a work of art. Ages 2–6 and their grownups.

11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Lunch Bunch
Drop into the café for lunch to meet other Museum families. Enjoy kid-friendly food options, and a shared table reserved just for families. Food available for purchase. All families welcome.

Noon – 3:00 p.m.

Sunday Studio
Create art together and learn about new materials and techniques from a professional teaching artist. Ages 6+ and their grownups.

Family Second Sundays Presents Chinese New Year Celebration: Year of the Pig

Sunday, February 10 | 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Celebrate Chinese New Year at the Delaware Art Museum! This popular family program includes traditional Chinese art, activities and demonstrations with a special presentation by the Renaissance Chinese Opera Society. The Chinese American Community Center Folk and Lion Dance Troupes and Yo-Yo Club will perform. This program is co-presented with the Hanlin Chinese Culture Association. Free. Family Friendly.

Chinese New Year Celebration: Year of the Pig
Feb 10 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
Chinese New Year Celebration: Year of the Pig

Celebrate Chinese New Year at the Delaware Art Museum! This popular family program includes traditional Chinese art, activities and demonstrations with a special presentation by the Renaissance Chinese Opera Society. The Chinese American Community Center Folk and Lion Dance Troupes and Yo-Yo Club will perform. This program is co-presented with the Hanlin Chinese Culture Association. Family Friendly.

Sunday Studio
Feb 10 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Sunday Studio

Each month, adults and children can create art together and experiment with new materials, techniques, and themes in the Bank of America Education Wing Studios—no reservations required! Recommended for ages 6+ and adults.

November 11 Fantastic Felting
December 9 Caste Sculptures
January 13 Sgraffito Tiles
February 10 Chinese New Year

Starting in January 2019 – Family Second Sundays!

Feb
15
Fri
Glory of Stories
Feb 15 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Glory of Stories

Glory of Stories introduces young visitors to art and the Museum through a story reading followed by an interactive tour of relevant works of art and a studio art project. This program encourages learning through discovery, exploration, and hands-on experiences. Ages 2 and up.

Oct 19 Special Edition: Storyteller in Residence – Families are welcome to join Preschool Audiences to listen to master storyteller Jeff Hopkins on this Friday morning. Free admission.
Oct 26 Special Halloween Edition: Wear your costume! Life Doesn’t Frighten Me, Maya Angelou

Nov 2 A Tree is Nice, Janice May Udry
Nov 9 Hairs/Pelitos, Sandra Cisneros
Nov 16 The Stranger, Chris Van Allsburg
Nov 23 Bear Says Thanks, Karma Wilson
Nov 30 The Runaway Giant, Adelaide Holl

Dec 7 Angelina Ice Skates, Katherine Holabird
Dec 14 Extra Yarn, Mac Barnett
Dec 21 The Snowy Day, Ezra Jack Keats
Dec 28 Dragons Love Tacos, Adam Rubin

Jan 4 The Museum, Susan Verde
Jan 11 Me and Uncle Romie, Claire Hartfield
Jan 18 The Patchwork Quilt, Valerie Flournoy
Jan 25 Lanterns and Firecrackers: A Chinese New Year Story, Jonny Zucker

Feb 1 Regina’s Big Mistake, Marissa Moss
Feb 8 Somebody Loves You, Mr. Hatch, Eileen Spinelli
Feb 15 Oh, the Places You’ll Go!, Dr. Seuss
Feb 22 Under and Over the Snow, Kate Messner

Group tour reservations are required for groups of 10 or more children.

Group Reservations

Chaperone guidelines and admission rates apply to reserved group tours. Click here for more information.

Feb
22
Fri
Glory of Stories
Feb 22 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Glory of Stories

Glory of Stories introduces young visitors to art and the Museum through a story reading followed by an interactive tour of relevant works of art and a studio art project. This program encourages learning through discovery, exploration, and hands-on experiences. Ages 2 and up.

Oct 19 Special Edition: Storyteller in Residence – Families are welcome to join Preschool Audiences to listen to master storyteller Jeff Hopkins on this Friday morning. Free admission.
Oct 26 Special Halloween Edition: Wear your costume! Life Doesn’t Frighten Me, Maya Angelou

Nov 2 A Tree is Nice, Janice May Udry
Nov 9 Hairs/Pelitos, Sandra Cisneros
Nov 16 The Stranger, Chris Van Allsburg
Nov 23 Bear Says Thanks, Karma Wilson
Nov 30 The Runaway Giant, Adelaide Holl

Dec 7 Angelina Ice Skates, Katherine Holabird
Dec 14 Extra Yarn, Mac Barnett
Dec 21 The Snowy Day, Ezra Jack Keats
Dec 28 Dragons Love Tacos, Adam Rubin

Jan 4 The Museum, Susan Verde
Jan 11 Me and Uncle Romie, Claire Hartfield
Jan 18 The Patchwork Quilt, Valerie Flournoy
Jan 25 Lanterns and Firecrackers: A Chinese New Year Story, Jonny Zucker

Feb 1 Regina’s Big Mistake, Marissa Moss
Feb 8 Somebody Loves You, Mr. Hatch, Eileen Spinelli
Feb 15 Oh, the Places You’ll Go!, Dr. Seuss
Feb 22 Under and Over the Snow, Kate Messner

Group tour reservations are required for groups of 10 or more children.

Group Reservations

Chaperone guidelines and admission rates apply to reserved group tours. Click here for more information.

Feb
23
Sat
Steel and Copper Piercing Workshop with Former Exhibiting Artist Ellen Durkan
Feb 23 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Steel and Copper Piercing Workshop with Former Exhibiting Artist Ellen Durkan

Create a unique design to use as part of a necklace, bracelet, or earrings. The workshop includes demonstrations and design so that students can leave with a wearable work of art! Supplies available for purchase in class. 30-minute lunch break. Instructor: Ellen Durkan.

Feb
24
Sun
Steel and Copper Piercing Workshop with Former Exhibiting Artist Ellen Durkan
Feb 24 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Steel and Copper Piercing Workshop with Former Exhibiting Artist Ellen Durkan

Create a unique design to use as part of a necklace, bracelet, or earrings. The workshop includes demonstrations and design so that students can leave with a wearable work of art! Supplies available for purchase in class. 30-minute lunch break. Instructor: Ellen Durkan.

Feb
28
Thu
DelArt Readers: Book Club
Feb 28 @ 6:00 pm

The DelArt Readers will select a book (or a collection of articles, or a film) each month. Our selections will have an arty or creative slant to them as we attempt to cross boundaries, giving our readers the opportunity to learn, question, debate and champion texts of every kind.  Our meetings occasionally take place off site as we explore and embrace the creative community of greater Wilmington. RSVP encouraged but not required—email ejarvis@delart.org.

January 2019

The Woman in White by Willkie Collins

Available for purchase in the Museum Store.

February

“Museums as Didactic Projects vs. Spaces Where the Art is Allowed to Speak for Itself” Selected Articles—Discussion led by Christopher Tharp, PhD candidate, University of Delaware.
Should museums tell visitors how to feel about the art and artifacts on display? Should museums control the story they tell about the pieces in the collection? Should museums have a clear vision? Are museums political projects? Should museums be curated in such a way as to allow for radically open interpretations?  Join us as we discuss these questions.RSVP for digital copy of the articles.

March – November

Book selection TBA

December

No meeting will be held in December

Mar
1
Fri
Glory of Stories
Mar 1 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Glory of Stories

Glory of Stories introduces young visitors to art and the Museum through a story reading followed by an interactive tour of relevant works of art and a studio art project. This program encourages learning through discovery, exploration, and hands-on experiences. Ages 2 and up.

Oct 19 Special Edition: Storyteller in Residence – Families are welcome to join Preschool Audiences to listen to master storyteller Jeff Hopkins on this Friday morning. Free admission.
Oct 26 Special Halloween Edition: Wear your costume! Life Doesn’t Frighten Me, Maya Angelou

Nov 2 A Tree is Nice, Janice May Udry
Nov 9 Hairs/Pelitos, Sandra Cisneros
Nov 16 The Stranger, Chris Van Allsburg
Nov 23 Bear Says Thanks, Karma Wilson
Nov 30 The Runaway Giant, Adelaide Holl

Dec 7 Angelina Ice Skates, Katherine Holabird
Dec 14 Extra Yarn, Mac Barnett
Dec 21 The Snowy Day, Ezra Jack Keats
Dec 28 Dragons Love Tacos, Adam Rubin

Jan 4 The Museum, Susan Verde
Jan 11 Me and Uncle Romie, Claire Hartfield
Jan 18 The Patchwork Quilt, Valerie Flournoy
Jan 25 Lanterns and Firecrackers: A Chinese New Year Story, Jonny Zucker

Feb 1 Regina’s Big Mistake, Marissa Moss
Feb 8 Somebody Loves You, Mr. Hatch, Eileen Spinelli
Feb 15 Oh, the Places You’ll Go!, Dr. Seuss
Feb 22 Under and Over the Snow, Kate Messner

Group tour reservations are required for groups of 10 or more children.

Group Reservations

Chaperone guidelines and admission rates apply to reserved group tours. Click here for more information.

Art is Tasty
Mar 1 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Art is Tasty

First Fridays of the month. This noon-time lunch series on the first Friday of every month pairs an engaging 30-minute discussion about a work of art with a delicious lunch in the Thronson Café. (Café lunch voucher included in price).

2019 Topics

Click on the the dates below to register.

January 4: Stand Away From the Girl!, N.C. Wyeth

February 1Absalom Jones, Raphaelle Peale

March 1: Lady Lilith, Dante Gabriel Rossetti

April 5: TBD (Selection from the Droller Exhibition)

May 3: TBD (Selection from the Loper Exhibition)

June 7: Genius of Art and Genius of Literature, Howard Pyle

July 5:  TBD (Selection from Relational Undercurrents Exhibition)

August 2: Two Seated Figures, Charles Cajori

September 6: Spring and Autumn, Lydia Field Emmet

October 4: Three Rectangles Horizontal Jointed Gyratory III, George Rickey

November 1: TBD

December 6: Mandala, Gregory Gillespie

Fairy Tales to Nursery Rhymes: The Droller Collection​ of Picture Book Art Members Preview
Mar 1 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Fairy Tales to Nursery Rhymes: The Droller Collection​ of Picture Book Art Members Preview

Save the date for the first Members Preview event of 2019 in celebration of Fairy Tales to Nursery Rhymes: The Droller Collection​ of Picture Book Art.

Mar
8
Fri
Glory of Stories
Mar 8 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Glory of Stories

Glory of Stories introduces young visitors to art and the Museum through a story reading followed by an interactive tour of relevant works of art and a studio art project. This program encourages learning through discovery, exploration, and hands-on experiences. Ages 2 and up.

Oct 19 Special Edition: Storyteller in Residence – Families are welcome to join Preschool Audiences to listen to master storyteller Jeff Hopkins on this Friday morning. Free admission.
Oct 26 Special Halloween Edition: Wear your costume! Life Doesn’t Frighten Me, Maya Angelou

Nov 2 A Tree is Nice, Janice May Udry
Nov 9 Hairs/Pelitos, Sandra Cisneros
Nov 16 The Stranger, Chris Van Allsburg
Nov 23 Bear Says Thanks, Karma Wilson
Nov 30 The Runaway Giant, Adelaide Holl

Dec 7 Angelina Ice Skates, Katherine Holabird
Dec 14 Extra Yarn, Mac Barnett
Dec 21 The Snowy Day, Ezra Jack Keats
Dec 28 Dragons Love Tacos, Adam Rubin

Jan 4 The Museum, Susan Verde
Jan 11 Me and Uncle Romie, Claire Hartfield
Jan 18 The Patchwork Quilt, Valerie Flournoy
Jan 25 Lanterns and Firecrackers: A Chinese New Year Story, Jonny Zucker

Feb 1 Regina’s Big Mistake, Marissa Moss
Feb 8 Somebody Loves You, Mr. Hatch, Eileen Spinelli
Feb 15 Oh, the Places You’ll Go!, Dr. Seuss
Feb 22 Under and Over the Snow, Kate Messner

Group tour reservations are required for groups of 10 or more children.

Group Reservations

Chaperone guidelines and admission rates apply to reserved group tours. Click here for more information.

Artini Workshop
Mar 8 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Artini Workshop

Unwind on a Friday night by sipping a beverage and getting in touch with your creative side. In this laid-back workshop, students will complete a painting inspired by patterns and prints from different eras. Instructor: Amanda Kamen. Must be 21 or older to participate. 

FEBRUARY  MARCH

Clay Date
Mar 8 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Clay Date

Mix, mingle, and get a little messy in the Museum’s ceramics studio! Enjoy beer, wine, and light snacks. Participants will experiment with clay and complete a functional piece of pottery that the Museum will glaze.

No experience necessary. Must be 21 or older to participate. Instructor: Peter Morgan. 

NOVEMBER  FEBRUARY  MARCH

Lifted! Rennie Harris’ Puremovement
Mar 8 @ 8:00 pm
Lifted! Rennie Harris’ Puremovement @ The Grand Opera House

In Lifted, 2009 Guggenheim Fellow, Dr. Lorenzo “Rennie” Harris merges the powerful rhythms of house music with moving gospel vocals for a contemporary exploration of community and spirituality through dance. Loosely based on the story of Oliver Twist, Lifted follows a young black man from trouble to triumph as he is ultimately “lifted” by his church community. With choreography by Rennie Harris and music directed by Steven Sapp and Mildred Ruiz-Sapp, this new work promises to be an exhilarating dance narrative.

“A tapestry of elegantly fluid popping and locking…phenomenal.” – The New York Times

ABOUT THE 2018 PERFORMANCE SERIES

The Delaware Art Museum’s performance series features bold, adventurous works from a variety of art forms. With a focus on social justice and cutting edge creative performance, this series brings artists to Delaware who are pushing creative boundaries and responding to present day events in innovative ways. Performances will take place on the Museum’s campus and out in the community.

All ticket purchases are final. No refunds or exchanges will be issued.

Learn more.

Mar
9
Sat
Can Casting Workshop
Mar 9 @ 9:30 am – 5:00 pm
Can Casting Workshop

Learn a simple casting method using a variety of organic materials, casting grains, and silver scraps to make wearable pieces of jewelry! Supply fee included, additional supplies available for purchase in class. 30-minute lunch break. Instructor: Kristin Landon.

Mar
10
Sun
Family Second Sundays
Mar 10 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Family Second Sundays

Drop-in on Second Sundays for a full day of programs designed for families.

10:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

Art Museum Babies 
Join us for circle time with songs, sensory play, and a baby-friendly visit with a special work of art. Ages 0–2 and their grownups.

10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Young Artist Storytime
Begin with a story reading in Kids’ Corner followed by an interactive tour through two galleries and creating a work of art. Ages 2–6 and their grownups.

11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Lunch Bunch
Drop into the café for lunch to meet other Museum families. Enjoy kid-friendly food options, and a shared table reserved just for families. Food available for purchase. All families welcome.

Noon – 3:00 p.m.

Sunday Studio
Create art together and learn about new materials and techniques from a professional teaching artist. Ages 6+ and their grownups.

Family Second Sundays Presents Chinese New Year Celebration: Year of the Pig

Sunday, February 10 | 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Celebrate Chinese New Year at the Delaware Art Museum! This popular family program includes traditional Chinese art, activities and demonstrations with a special presentation by the Renaissance Chinese Opera Society. The Chinese American Community Center Folk and Lion Dance Troupes and Yo-Yo Club will perform. This program is co-presented with the Hanlin Chinese Culture Association. Free. Family Friendly.

Sunday Studio
Mar 10 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Sunday Studio

Each month, adults and children can create art together and experiment with new materials, techniques, and themes in the Bank of America Education Wing Studios—no reservations required! Recommended for ages 6+ and adults.

November 11 Fantastic Felting
December 9 Caste Sculptures
January 13 Sgraffito Tiles
February 10 Chinese New Year

Starting in January 2019 – Family Second Sundays!

Mar
11
Mon
Gelli Plates for Home Printing
Mar 11 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Gelli Plates for Home Printing

Experiment with this fun printing process! Gelli prints can be made at home with a reusable plate and inexpensive craft paint with unique and creative results. Supply fee included. Instructor: Caroline Coolidge Brown.

Mar
15
Fri
Glory of Stories
Mar 15 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Glory of Stories

Glory of Stories introduces young visitors to art and the Museum through a story reading followed by an interactive tour of relevant works of art and a studio art project. This program encourages learning through discovery, exploration, and hands-on experiences. Ages 2 and up.

Oct 19 Special Edition: Storyteller in Residence – Families are welcome to join Preschool Audiences to listen to master storyteller Jeff Hopkins on this Friday morning. Free admission.
Oct 26 Special Halloween Edition: Wear your costume! Life Doesn’t Frighten Me, Maya Angelou

Nov 2 A Tree is Nice, Janice May Udry
Nov 9 Hairs/Pelitos, Sandra Cisneros
Nov 16 The Stranger, Chris Van Allsburg
Nov 23 Bear Says Thanks, Karma Wilson
Nov 30 The Runaway Giant, Adelaide Holl

Dec 7 Angelina Ice Skates, Katherine Holabird
Dec 14 Extra Yarn, Mac Barnett
Dec 21 The Snowy Day, Ezra Jack Keats
Dec 28 Dragons Love Tacos, Adam Rubin

Jan 4 The Museum, Susan Verde
Jan 11 Me and Uncle Romie, Claire Hartfield
Jan 18 The Patchwork Quilt, Valerie Flournoy
Jan 25 Lanterns and Firecrackers: A Chinese New Year Story, Jonny Zucker

Feb 1 Regina’s Big Mistake, Marissa Moss
Feb 8 Somebody Loves You, Mr. Hatch, Eileen Spinelli
Feb 15 Oh, the Places You’ll Go!, Dr. Seuss
Feb 22 Under and Over the Snow, Kate Messner

Group tour reservations are required for groups of 10 or more children.

Group Reservations

Chaperone guidelines and admission rates apply to reserved group tours. Click here for more information.

Mar
22
Fri
Glory of Stories
Mar 22 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Glory of Stories

Glory of Stories introduces young visitors to art and the Museum through a story reading followed by an interactive tour of relevant works of art and a studio art project. This program encourages learning through discovery, exploration, and hands-on experiences. Ages 2 and up.

Oct 19 Special Edition: Storyteller in Residence – Families are welcome to join Preschool Audiences to listen to master storyteller Jeff Hopkins on this Friday morning. Free admission.
Oct 26 Special Halloween Edition: Wear your costume! Life Doesn’t Frighten Me, Maya Angelou

Nov 2 A Tree is Nice, Janice May Udry
Nov 9 Hairs/Pelitos, Sandra Cisneros
Nov 16 The Stranger, Chris Van Allsburg
Nov 23 Bear Says Thanks, Karma Wilson
Nov 30 The Runaway Giant, Adelaide Holl

Dec 7 Angelina Ice Skates, Katherine Holabird
Dec 14 Extra Yarn, Mac Barnett
Dec 21 The Snowy Day, Ezra Jack Keats
Dec 28 Dragons Love Tacos, Adam Rubin

Jan 4 The Museum, Susan Verde
Jan 11 Me and Uncle Romie, Claire Hartfield
Jan 18 The Patchwork Quilt, Valerie Flournoy
Jan 25 Lanterns and Firecrackers: A Chinese New Year Story, Jonny Zucker

Feb 1 Regina’s Big Mistake, Marissa Moss
Feb 8 Somebody Loves You, Mr. Hatch, Eileen Spinelli
Feb 15 Oh, the Places You’ll Go!, Dr. Seuss
Feb 22 Under and Over the Snow, Kate Messner

Group tour reservations are required for groups of 10 or more children.

Group Reservations

Chaperone guidelines and admission rates apply to reserved group tours. Click here for more information.

Mar
28
Thu
DelArt Readers: Book Club
Mar 28 @ 6:00 pm

The DelArt Readers will select a book (or a collection of articles, or a film) each month. Our selections will have an arty or creative slant to them as we attempt to cross boundaries, giving our readers the opportunity to learn, question, debate and champion texts of every kind.  Our meetings occasionally take place off site as we explore and embrace the creative community of greater Wilmington. RSVP encouraged but not required—email ejarvis@delart.org.

January 2019

The Woman in White by Willkie Collins

Available for purchase in the Museum Store.

February

“Museums as Didactic Projects vs. Spaces Where the Art is Allowed to Speak for Itself” Selected Articles—Discussion led by Christopher Tharp, PhD candidate, University of Delaware.
Should museums tell visitors how to feel about the art and artifacts on display? Should museums control the story they tell about the pieces in the collection? Should museums have a clear vision? Are museums political projects? Should museums be curated in such a way as to allow for radically open interpretations?  Join us as we discuss these questions.RSVP for digital copy of the articles.

March – November

Book selection TBA

December

No meeting will be held in December

Danny Green Trio
Mar 28 @ 8:00 pm
Danny Green Trio

“Music as beautiful as beautiful music can be.” – Jazz da Gama

Composer Danny Green is a rising force on the jazz scene and an award-winning Origin Records recording artist, pianist and composer. He has distinguished himself with original compositions – a vivid blend of jazz, classical, and Brazilian elements – delight critics and audiences across the country and the world.

Mar
29
Fri
Glory of Stories
Mar 29 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Glory of Stories

Glory of Stories introduces young visitors to art and the Museum through a story reading followed by an interactive tour of relevant works of art and a studio art project. This program encourages learning through discovery, exploration, and hands-on experiences. Ages 2 and up.

Oct 19 Special Edition: Storyteller in Residence – Families are welcome to join Preschool Audiences to listen to master storyteller Jeff Hopkins on this Friday morning. Free admission.
Oct 26 Special Halloween Edition: Wear your costume! Life Doesn’t Frighten Me, Maya Angelou

Nov 2 A Tree is Nice, Janice May Udry
Nov 9 Hairs/Pelitos, Sandra Cisneros
Nov 16 The Stranger, Chris Van Allsburg
Nov 23 Bear Says Thanks, Karma Wilson
Nov 30 The Runaway Giant, Adelaide Holl

Dec 7 Angelina Ice Skates, Katherine Holabird
Dec 14 Extra Yarn, Mac Barnett
Dec 21 The Snowy Day, Ezra Jack Keats
Dec 28 Dragons Love Tacos, Adam Rubin

Jan 4 The Museum, Susan Verde
Jan 11 Me and Uncle Romie, Claire Hartfield
Jan 18 The Patchwork Quilt, Valerie Flournoy
Jan 25 Lanterns and Firecrackers: A Chinese New Year Story, Jonny Zucker

Feb 1 Regina’s Big Mistake, Marissa Moss
Feb 8 Somebody Loves You, Mr. Hatch, Eileen Spinelli
Feb 15 Oh, the Places You’ll Go!, Dr. Seuss
Feb 22 Under and Over the Snow, Kate Messner

Group tour reservations are required for groups of 10 or more children.

Group Reservations

Chaperone guidelines and admission rates apply to reserved group tours. Click here for more information.

Apr
5
Fri
Glory of Stories
Apr 5 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Glory of Stories

Glory of Stories introduces young visitors to art and the Museum through a story reading followed by an interactive tour of relevant works of art and a studio art project. This program encourages learning through discovery, exploration, and hands-on experiences. Ages 2 and up.

Oct 19 Special Edition: Storyteller in Residence – Families are welcome to join Preschool Audiences to listen to master storyteller Jeff Hopkins on this Friday morning. Free admission.
Oct 26 Special Halloween Edition: Wear your costume! Life Doesn’t Frighten Me, Maya Angelou

Nov 2 A Tree is Nice, Janice May Udry
Nov 9 Hairs/Pelitos, Sandra Cisneros
Nov 16 The Stranger, Chris Van Allsburg
Nov 23 Bear Says Thanks, Karma Wilson
Nov 30 The Runaway Giant, Adelaide Holl

Dec 7 Angelina Ice Skates, Katherine Holabird
Dec 14 Extra Yarn, Mac Barnett
Dec 21 The Snowy Day, Ezra Jack Keats
Dec 28 Dragons Love Tacos, Adam Rubin

Jan 4 The Museum, Susan Verde
Jan 11 Me and Uncle Romie, Claire Hartfield
Jan 18 The Patchwork Quilt, Valerie Flournoy
Jan 25 Lanterns and Firecrackers: A Chinese New Year Story, Jonny Zucker

Feb 1 Regina’s Big Mistake, Marissa Moss
Feb 8 Somebody Loves You, Mr. Hatch, Eileen Spinelli
Feb 15 Oh, the Places You’ll Go!, Dr. Seuss
Feb 22 Under and Over the Snow, Kate Messner

Group tour reservations are required for groups of 10 or more children.

Group Reservations

Chaperone guidelines and admission rates apply to reserved group tours. Click here for more information.

Art is Tasty
Apr 5 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Art is Tasty

First Fridays of the month. This noon-time lunch series on the first Friday of every month pairs an engaging 30-minute discussion about a work of art with a delicious lunch in the Thronson Café. (Café lunch voucher included in price).

2019 Topics

Click on the the dates below to register.

January 4: Stand Away From the Girl!, N.C. Wyeth

February 1Absalom Jones, Raphaelle Peale

March 1: Lady Lilith, Dante Gabriel Rossetti

April 5: TBD (Selection from the Droller Exhibition)

May 3: TBD (Selection from the Loper Exhibition)

June 7: Genius of Art and Genius of Literature, Howard Pyle

July 5:  TBD (Selection from Relational Undercurrents Exhibition)

August 2: Two Seated Figures, Charles Cajori

September 6: Spring and Autumn, Lydia Field Emmet

October 4: Three Rectangles Horizontal Jointed Gyratory III, George Rickey

November 1: TBD

December 6: Mandala, Gregory Gillespie

Apr
12
Fri
Glory of Stories
Apr 12 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Glory of Stories

Glory of Stories introduces young visitors to art and the Museum through a story reading followed by an interactive tour of relevant works of art and a studio art project. This program encourages learning through discovery, exploration, and hands-on experiences. Ages 2 and up.

Oct 19 Special Edition: Storyteller in Residence – Families are welcome to join Preschool Audiences to listen to master storyteller Jeff Hopkins on this Friday morning. Free admission.
Oct 26 Special Halloween Edition: Wear your costume! Life Doesn’t Frighten Me, Maya Angelou

Nov 2 A Tree is Nice, Janice May Udry
Nov 9 Hairs/Pelitos, Sandra Cisneros
Nov 16 The Stranger, Chris Van Allsburg
Nov 23 Bear Says Thanks, Karma Wilson
Nov 30 The Runaway Giant, Adelaide Holl

Dec 7 Angelina Ice Skates, Katherine Holabird
Dec 14 Extra Yarn, Mac Barnett
Dec 21 The Snowy Day, Ezra Jack Keats
Dec 28 Dragons Love Tacos, Adam Rubin

Jan 4 The Museum, Susan Verde
Jan 11 Me and Uncle Romie, Claire Hartfield
Jan 18 The Patchwork Quilt, Valerie Flournoy
Jan 25 Lanterns and Firecrackers: A Chinese New Year Story, Jonny Zucker

Feb 1 Regina’s Big Mistake, Marissa Moss
Feb 8 Somebody Loves You, Mr. Hatch, Eileen Spinelli
Feb 15 Oh, the Places You’ll Go!, Dr. Seuss
Feb 22 Under and Over the Snow, Kate Messner

Group tour reservations are required for groups of 10 or more children.

Group Reservations

Chaperone guidelines and admission rates apply to reserved group tours. Click here for more information.

Apr
14
Sun
Family Second Sundays
Apr 14 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Family Second Sundays

Drop-in on Second Sundays for a full day of programs designed for families.

10:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

Art Museum Babies 
Join us for circle time with songs, sensory play, and a baby-friendly visit with a special work of art. Ages 0–2 and their grownups.

10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Young Artist Storytime
Begin with a story reading in Kids’ Corner followed by an interactive tour through two galleries and creating a work of art. Ages 2–6 and their grownups.

11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Lunch Bunch
Drop into the café for lunch to meet other Museum families. Enjoy kid-friendly food options, and a shared table reserved just for families. Food available for purchase. All families welcome.

Noon – 3:00 p.m.

Sunday Studio
Create art together and learn about new materials and techniques from a professional teaching artist. Ages 6+ and their grownups.

Family Second Sundays Presents Chinese New Year Celebration: Year of the Pig

Sunday, February 10 | 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Celebrate Chinese New Year at the Delaware Art Museum! This popular family program includes traditional Chinese art, activities and demonstrations with a special presentation by the Renaissance Chinese Opera Society. The Chinese American Community Center Folk and Lion Dance Troupes and Yo-Yo Club will perform. This program is co-presented with the Hanlin Chinese Culture Association. Free. Family Friendly.

Sunday Studio
Apr 14 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Sunday Studio

Each month, adults and children can create art together and experiment with new materials, techniques, and themes in the Bank of America Education Wing Studios—no reservations required! Recommended for ages 6+ and adults.

November 11 Fantastic Felting
December 9 Caste Sculptures
January 13 Sgraffito Tiles
February 10 Chinese New Year

Starting in January 2019 – Family Second Sundays!

Apr
19
Fri
Glory of Stories
Apr 19 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Glory of Stories

Glory of Stories introduces young visitors to art and the Museum through a story reading followed by an interactive tour of relevant works of art and a studio art project. This program encourages learning through discovery, exploration, and hands-on experiences. Ages 2 and up.

Oct 19 Special Edition: Storyteller in Residence – Families are welcome to join Preschool Audiences to listen to master storyteller Jeff Hopkins on this Friday morning. Free admission.
Oct 26 Special Halloween Edition: Wear your costume! Life Doesn’t Frighten Me, Maya Angelou

Nov 2 A Tree is Nice, Janice May Udry
Nov 9 Hairs/Pelitos, Sandra Cisneros
Nov 16 The Stranger, Chris Van Allsburg
Nov 23 Bear Says Thanks, Karma Wilson
Nov 30 The Runaway Giant, Adelaide Holl

Dec 7 Angelina Ice Skates, Katherine Holabird
Dec 14 Extra Yarn, Mac Barnett
Dec 21 The Snowy Day, Ezra Jack Keats
Dec 28 Dragons Love Tacos, Adam Rubin

Jan 4 The Museum, Susan Verde
Jan 11 Me and Uncle Romie, Claire Hartfield
Jan 18 The Patchwork Quilt, Valerie Flournoy
Jan 25 Lanterns and Firecrackers: A Chinese New Year Story, Jonny Zucker

Feb 1 Regina’s Big Mistake, Marissa Moss
Feb 8 Somebody Loves You, Mr. Hatch, Eileen Spinelli
Feb 15 Oh, the Places You’ll Go!, Dr. Seuss
Feb 22 Under and Over the Snow, Kate Messner

Group tour reservations are required for groups of 10 or more children.

Group Reservations

Chaperone guidelines and admission rates apply to reserved group tours. Click here for more information.

Apr
25
Thu
DelArt Readers: Book Club
Apr 25 @ 6:00 pm

The DelArt Readers will select a book (or a collection of articles, or a film) each month. Our selections will have an arty or creative slant to them as we attempt to cross boundaries, giving our readers the opportunity to learn, question, debate and champion texts of every kind.  Our meetings occasionally take place off site as we explore and embrace the creative community of greater Wilmington. RSVP encouraged but not required—email ejarvis@delart.org.

January 2019

The Woman in White by Willkie Collins

Available for purchase in the Museum Store.

February

“Museums as Didactic Projects vs. Spaces Where the Art is Allowed to Speak for Itself” Selected Articles—Discussion led by Christopher Tharp, PhD candidate, University of Delaware.
Should museums tell visitors how to feel about the art and artifacts on display? Should museums control the story they tell about the pieces in the collection? Should museums have a clear vision? Are museums political projects? Should museums be curated in such a way as to allow for radically open interpretations?  Join us as we discuss these questions.RSVP for digital copy of the articles.

March – November

Book selection TBA

December

No meeting will be held in December

Apr
26
Fri
Glory of Stories
Apr 26 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Glory of Stories

Glory of Stories introduces young visitors to art and the Museum through a story reading followed by an interactive tour of relevant works of art and a studio art project. This program encourages learning through discovery, exploration, and hands-on experiences. Ages 2 and up.

Oct 19 Special Edition: Storyteller in Residence – Families are welcome to join Preschool Audiences to listen to master storyteller Jeff Hopkins on this Friday morning. Free admission.
Oct 26 Special Halloween Edition: Wear your costume! Life Doesn’t Frighten Me, Maya Angelou

Nov 2 A Tree is Nice, Janice May Udry
Nov 9 Hairs/Pelitos, Sandra Cisneros
Nov 16 The Stranger, Chris Van Allsburg
Nov 23 Bear Says Thanks, Karma Wilson
Nov 30 The Runaway Giant, Adelaide Holl

Dec 7 Angelina Ice Skates, Katherine Holabird
Dec 14 Extra Yarn, Mac Barnett
Dec 21 The Snowy Day, Ezra Jack Keats
Dec 28 Dragons Love Tacos, Adam Rubin

Jan 4 The Museum, Susan Verde
Jan 11 Me and Uncle Romie, Claire Hartfield
Jan 18 The Patchwork Quilt, Valerie Flournoy
Jan 25 Lanterns and Firecrackers: A Chinese New Year Story, Jonny Zucker

Feb 1 Regina’s Big Mistake, Marissa Moss
Feb 8 Somebody Loves You, Mr. Hatch, Eileen Spinelli
Feb 15 Oh, the Places You’ll Go!, Dr. Seuss
Feb 22 Under and Over the Snow, Kate Messner

Group tour reservations are required for groups of 10 or more children.

Group Reservations

Chaperone guidelines and admission rates apply to reserved group tours. Click here for more information.

May
2
Thu
Pyxis Piano Quartet
May 2 @ 7:30 pm
Pyxis Piano Quartet @ Delaware Art Museum

Pyxis Piano Quartet performs chamber concerts that include works from the sonata, duo, and trio repertoire as well as traditional and contemporary masterpieces for piano quartet.

Compelling, engaging and informative, the vibrant performances of Pyxis Piano Quartet have become increasingly sought after in the mid-Atlantic region. The Philadelphia Inquirer has described Pyxis as “excellent,” and Christine Facciolo (deartsinfo.com) stated in a recent review “balance, ensemble, superb intonation and sensitive interpretation characterized this performance.”

Each concert begins with a short curator talk exploring connections with the collection.  The Thronson Café serves drinks and light fare before each concert; coffee and desserts are served at intermission.

Thursday, January 10, 2019

The Feminine Mystique
To honor the work of Pre-Raphaelite artist Barbara Bodichon, an evening of chamber music composed by women
7:30 p.m.: Margaretta Frederick, Curator talk / 8:00 p.m.: Pyxis Concert

Gwyneth Walker – “Letters to the World” for Piano Quartet (With the poetry of Emily Dickinson read by Gail O’Donnell)
Germaine Tailleferre – Sonate champêtre
Dora Pejačević – Piano Quartet in D minor, Op. 25
Rebecca Clark – Lullaby and Grotesque for viola and cello

(Snow date Sunday January 13 at 4:00 p.m.)

Thursday, May 2, 2019

Masterpieces of Color and Sound
Concluding the 10th anniversary season, Pyxis plays vivid works by Beethoven and Brahms and a newly commissioned piece by Wilmington composer David Schelat
7:30 p.m.: Heather Campbell Coyle, Curator talk | 8:00 p.m.: Pyxis Concert

David Schelat – A new composition for Pyxis
Ludwig van Beethoven – String Quartet in E-flat Major, Op. 74, “Harp”
Johannes Brahms – Piano Quintet in F minor, Op. 34

ABOUT THE 2018 PERFORMANCE SERIES

The Delaware Art Museum’s performance series features bold, adventurous works from a variety of art forms. With a focus on social justice and cutting edge creative performance, this series brings artists to Delaware who are pushing creative boundaries and responding to present day events in innovative ways. Performances will take place on the Museum’s campus and out in the community.

All ticket purchases are final. No refunds or exchanges will be issued.

Learn more.

May
3
Fri
Glory of Stories
May 3 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Glory of Stories

Glory of Stories introduces young visitors to art and the Museum through a story reading followed by an interactive tour of relevant works of art and a studio art project. This program encourages learning through discovery, exploration, and hands-on experiences. Ages 2 and up.

Oct 19 Special Edition: Storyteller in Residence – Families are welcome to join Preschool Audiences to listen to master storyteller Jeff Hopkins on this Friday morning. Free admission.
Oct 26 Special Halloween Edition: Wear your costume! Life Doesn’t Frighten Me, Maya Angelou

Nov 2 A Tree is Nice, Janice May Udry
Nov 9 Hairs/Pelitos, Sandra Cisneros
Nov 16 The Stranger, Chris Van Allsburg
Nov 23 Bear Says Thanks, Karma Wilson
Nov 30 The Runaway Giant, Adelaide Holl

Dec 7 Angelina Ice Skates, Katherine Holabird
Dec 14 Extra Yarn, Mac Barnett
Dec 21 The Snowy Day, Ezra Jack Keats
Dec 28 Dragons Love Tacos, Adam Rubin

Jan 4 The Museum, Susan Verde
Jan 11 Me and Uncle Romie, Claire Hartfield
Jan 18 The Patchwork Quilt, Valerie Flournoy
Jan 25 Lanterns and Firecrackers: A Chinese New Year Story, Jonny Zucker

Feb 1 Regina’s Big Mistake, Marissa Moss
Feb 8 Somebody Loves You, Mr. Hatch, Eileen Spinelli
Feb 15 Oh, the Places You’ll Go!, Dr. Seuss
Feb 22 Under and Over the Snow, Kate Messner

Group tour reservations are required for groups of 10 or more children.

Group Reservations

Chaperone guidelines and admission rates apply to reserved group tours. Click here for more information.

Art is Tasty
May 3 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Art is Tasty

First Fridays of the month. This noon-time lunch series on the first Friday of every month pairs an engaging 30-minute discussion about a work of art with a delicious lunch in the Thronson Café. (Café lunch voucher included in price).

2019 Topics

Click on the the dates below to register.

January 4: Stand Away From the Girl!, N.C. Wyeth

February 1Absalom Jones, Raphaelle Peale

March 1: Lady Lilith, Dante Gabriel Rossetti

April 5: TBD (Selection from the Droller Exhibition)

May 3: TBD (Selection from the Loper Exhibition)

June 7: Genius of Art and Genius of Literature, Howard Pyle

July 5:  TBD (Selection from Relational Undercurrents Exhibition)

August 2: Two Seated Figures, Charles Cajori

September 6: Spring and Autumn, Lydia Field Emmet

October 4: Three Rectangles Horizontal Jointed Gyratory III, George Rickey

November 1: TBD

December 6: Mandala, Gregory Gillespie

May
10
Fri
Glory of Stories
May 10 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Glory of Stories

Glory of Stories introduces young visitors to art and the Museum through a story reading followed by an interactive tour of relevant works of art and a studio art project. This program encourages learning through discovery, exploration, and hands-on experiences. Ages 2 and up.

Oct 19 Special Edition: Storyteller in Residence – Families are welcome to join Preschool Audiences to listen to master storyteller Jeff Hopkins on this Friday morning. Free admission.
Oct 26 Special Halloween Edition: Wear your costume! Life Doesn’t Frighten Me, Maya Angelou

Nov 2 A Tree is Nice, Janice May Udry
Nov 9 Hairs/Pelitos, Sandra Cisneros
Nov 16 The Stranger, Chris Van Allsburg
Nov 23 Bear Says Thanks, Karma Wilson
Nov 30 The Runaway Giant, Adelaide Holl

Dec 7 Angelina Ice Skates, Katherine Holabird
Dec 14 Extra Yarn, Mac Barnett
Dec 21 The Snowy Day, Ezra Jack Keats
Dec 28 Dragons Love Tacos, Adam Rubin

Jan 4 The Museum, Susan Verde
Jan 11 Me and Uncle Romie, Claire Hartfield
Jan 18 The Patchwork Quilt, Valerie Flournoy
Jan 25 Lanterns and Firecrackers: A Chinese New Year Story, Jonny Zucker

Feb 1 Regina’s Big Mistake, Marissa Moss
Feb 8 Somebody Loves You, Mr. Hatch, Eileen Spinelli
Feb 15 Oh, the Places You’ll Go!, Dr. Seuss
Feb 22 Under and Over the Snow, Kate Messner

Group tour reservations are required for groups of 10 or more children.

Group Reservations

Chaperone guidelines and admission rates apply to reserved group tours. Click here for more information.

May
12
Sun
Family Second Sundays
May 12 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Family Second Sundays

Drop-in on Second Sundays for a full day of programs designed for families.

10:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

Art Museum Babies 
Join us for circle time with songs, sensory play, and a baby-friendly visit with a special work of art. Ages 0–2 and their grownups.

10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Young Artist Storytime
Begin with a story reading in Kids’ Corner followed by an interactive tour through two galleries and creating a work of art. Ages 2–6 and their grownups.

11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Lunch Bunch
Drop into the café for lunch to meet other Museum families. Enjoy kid-friendly food options, and a shared table reserved just for families. Food available for purchase. All families welcome.

Noon – 3:00 p.m.

Sunday Studio
Create art together and learn about new materials and techniques from a professional teaching artist. Ages 6+ and their grownups.

Family Second Sundays Presents Chinese New Year Celebration: Year of the Pig

Sunday, February 10 | 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Celebrate Chinese New Year at the Delaware Art Museum! This popular family program includes traditional Chinese art, activities and demonstrations with a special presentation by the Renaissance Chinese Opera Society. The Chinese American Community Center Folk and Lion Dance Troupes and Yo-Yo Club will perform. This program is co-presented with the Hanlin Chinese Culture Association. Free. Family Friendly.

Sunday Studio
May 12 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Sunday Studio

Each month, adults and children can create art together and experiment with new materials, techniques, and themes in the Bank of America Education Wing Studios—no reservations required! Recommended for ages 6+ and adults.

November 11 Fantastic Felting
December 9 Caste Sculptures
January 13 Sgraffito Tiles
February 10 Chinese New Year

Starting in January 2019 – Family Second Sundays!

May
17
Fri
Glory of Stories
May 17 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Glory of Stories

Glory of Stories introduces young visitors to art and the Museum through a story reading followed by an interactive tour of relevant works of art and a studio art project. This program encourages learning through discovery, exploration, and hands-on experiences. Ages 2 and up.

Oct 19 Special Edition: Storyteller in Residence – Families are welcome to join Preschool Audiences to listen to master storyteller Jeff Hopkins on this Friday morning. Free admission.
Oct 26 Special Halloween Edition: Wear your costume! Life Doesn’t Frighten Me, Maya Angelou

Nov 2 A Tree is Nice, Janice May Udry
Nov 9 Hairs/Pelitos, Sandra Cisneros
Nov 16 The Stranger, Chris Van Allsburg
Nov 23 Bear Says Thanks, Karma Wilson
Nov 30 The Runaway Giant, Adelaide Holl

Dec 7 Angelina Ice Skates, Katherine Holabird
Dec 14 Extra Yarn, Mac Barnett
Dec 21 The Snowy Day, Ezra Jack Keats
Dec 28 Dragons Love Tacos, Adam Rubin

Jan 4 The Museum, Susan Verde
Jan 11 Me and Uncle Romie, Claire Hartfield
Jan 18 The Patchwork Quilt, Valerie Flournoy
Jan 25 Lanterns and Firecrackers: A Chinese New Year Story, Jonny Zucker

Feb 1 Regina’s Big Mistake, Marissa Moss
Feb 8 Somebody Loves You, Mr. Hatch, Eileen Spinelli
Feb 15 Oh, the Places You’ll Go!, Dr. Seuss
Feb 22 Under and Over the Snow, Kate Messner

Group tour reservations are required for groups of 10 or more children.

Group Reservations

Chaperone guidelines and admission rates apply to reserved group tours. Click here for more information.

May
24
Fri
Glory of Stories
May 24 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Glory of Stories

Glory of Stories introduces young visitors to art and the Museum through a story reading followed by an interactive tour of relevant works of art and a studio art project. This program encourages learning through discovery, exploration, and hands-on experiences. Ages 2 and up.

Oct 19 Special Edition: Storyteller in Residence – Families are welcome to join Preschool Audiences to listen to master storyteller Jeff Hopkins on this Friday morning. Free admission.
Oct 26 Special Halloween Edition: Wear your costume! Life Doesn’t Frighten Me, Maya Angelou

Nov 2 A Tree is Nice, Janice May Udry
Nov 9 Hairs/Pelitos, Sandra Cisneros
Nov 16 The Stranger, Chris Van Allsburg
Nov 23 Bear Says Thanks, Karma Wilson
Nov 30 The Runaway Giant, Adelaide Holl

Dec 7 Angelina Ice Skates, Katherine Holabird
Dec 14 Extra Yarn, Mac Barnett
Dec 21 The Snowy Day, Ezra Jack Keats
Dec 28 Dragons Love Tacos, Adam Rubin

Jan 4 The Museum, Susan Verde
Jan 11 Me and Uncle Romie, Claire Hartfield
Jan 18 The Patchwork Quilt, Valerie Flournoy
Jan 25 Lanterns and Firecrackers: A Chinese New Year Story, Jonny Zucker

Feb 1 Regina’s Big Mistake, Marissa Moss
Feb 8 Somebody Loves You, Mr. Hatch, Eileen Spinelli
Feb 15 Oh, the Places You’ll Go!, Dr. Seuss
Feb 22 Under and Over the Snow, Kate Messner

Group tour reservations are required for groups of 10 or more children.

Group Reservations

Chaperone guidelines and admission rates apply to reserved group tours. Click here for more information.

May
30
Thu
DelArt Readers: Book Club
May 30 @ 6:00 pm

The DelArt Readers will select a book (or a collection of articles, or a film) each month. Our selections will have an arty or creative slant to them as we attempt to cross boundaries, giving our readers the opportunity to learn, question, debate and champion texts of every kind.  Our meetings occasionally take place off site as we explore and embrace the creative community of greater Wilmington. RSVP encouraged but not required—email ejarvis@delart.org.

January 2019

The Woman in White by Willkie Collins

Available for purchase in the Museum Store.

February

“Museums as Didactic Projects vs. Spaces Where the Art is Allowed to Speak for Itself” Selected Articles—Discussion led by Christopher Tharp, PhD candidate, University of Delaware.
Should museums tell visitors how to feel about the art and artifacts on display? Should museums control the story they tell about the pieces in the collection? Should museums have a clear vision? Are museums political projects? Should museums be curated in such a way as to allow for radically open interpretations?  Join us as we discuss these questions.RSVP for digital copy of the articles.

March – November

Book selection TBA

December

No meeting will be held in December

May
31
Fri
Glory of Stories
May 31 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Glory of Stories

Glory of Stories introduces young visitors to art and the Museum through a story reading followed by an interactive tour of relevant works of art and a studio art project. This program encourages learning through discovery, exploration, and hands-on experiences. Ages 2 and up.

Oct 19 Special Edition: Storyteller in Residence – Families are welcome to join Preschool Audiences to listen to master storyteller Jeff Hopkins on this Friday morning. Free admission.
Oct 26 Special Halloween Edition: Wear your costume! Life Doesn’t Frighten Me, Maya Angelou

Nov 2 A Tree is Nice, Janice May Udry
Nov 9 Hairs/Pelitos, Sandra Cisneros
Nov 16 The Stranger, Chris Van Allsburg
Nov 23 Bear Says Thanks, Karma Wilson
Nov 30 The Runaway Giant, Adelaide Holl

Dec 7 Angelina Ice Skates, Katherine Holabird
Dec 14 Extra Yarn, Mac Barnett
Dec 21 The Snowy Day, Ezra Jack Keats
Dec 28 Dragons Love Tacos, Adam Rubin

Jan 4 The Museum, Susan Verde
Jan 11 Me and Uncle Romie, Claire Hartfield
Jan 18 The Patchwork Quilt, Valerie Flournoy
Jan 25 Lanterns and Firecrackers: A Chinese New Year Story, Jonny Zucker

Feb 1 Regina’s Big Mistake, Marissa Moss
Feb 8 Somebody Loves You, Mr. Hatch, Eileen Spinelli
Feb 15 Oh, the Places You’ll Go!, Dr. Seuss
Feb 22 Under and Over the Snow, Kate Messner

Group tour reservations are required for groups of 10 or more children.

Group Reservations

Chaperone guidelines and admission rates apply to reserved group tours. Click here for more information.

Jun
7
Fri
Glory of Stories
Jun 7 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Glory of Stories

Glory of Stories introduces young visitors to art and the Museum through a story reading followed by an interactive tour of relevant works of art and a studio art project. This program encourages learning through discovery, exploration, and hands-on experiences. Ages 2 and up.

Oct 19 Special Edition: Storyteller in Residence – Families are welcome to join Preschool Audiences to listen to master storyteller Jeff Hopkins on this Friday morning. Free admission.
Oct 26 Special Halloween Edition: Wear your costume! Life Doesn’t Frighten Me, Maya Angelou

Nov 2 A Tree is Nice, Janice May Udry
Nov 9 Hairs/Pelitos, Sandra Cisneros
Nov 16 The Stranger, Chris Van Allsburg
Nov 23 Bear Says Thanks, Karma Wilson
Nov 30 The Runaway Giant, Adelaide Holl

Dec 7 Angelina Ice Skates, Katherine Holabird
Dec 14 Extra Yarn, Mac Barnett
Dec 21 The Snowy Day, Ezra Jack Keats
Dec 28 Dragons Love Tacos, Adam Rubin

Jan 4 The Museum, Susan Verde
Jan 11 Me and Uncle Romie, Claire Hartfield
Jan 18 The Patchwork Quilt, Valerie Flournoy
Jan 25 Lanterns and Firecrackers: A Chinese New Year Story, Jonny Zucker

Feb 1 Regina’s Big Mistake, Marissa Moss
Feb 8 Somebody Loves You, Mr. Hatch, Eileen Spinelli
Feb 15 Oh, the Places You’ll Go!, Dr. Seuss
Feb 22 Under and Over the Snow, Kate Messner

Group tour reservations are required for groups of 10 or more children.

Group Reservations

Chaperone guidelines and admission rates apply to reserved group tours. Click here for more information.

Art is Tasty
Jun 7 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Art is Tasty

First Fridays of the month. This noon-time lunch series on the first Friday of every month pairs an engaging 30-minute discussion about a work of art with a delicious lunch in the Thronson Café. (Café lunch voucher included in price).

2019 Topics

Click on the the dates below to register.

January 4: Stand Away From the Girl!, N.C. Wyeth

February 1Absalom Jones, Raphaelle Peale

March 1: Lady Lilith, Dante Gabriel Rossetti

April 5: TBD (Selection from the Droller Exhibition)

May 3: TBD (Selection from the Loper Exhibition)

June 7: Genius of Art and Genius of Literature, Howard Pyle

July 5:  TBD (Selection from Relational Undercurrents Exhibition)

August 2: Two Seated Figures, Charles Cajori

September 6: Spring and Autumn, Lydia Field Emmet

October 4: Three Rectangles Horizontal Jointed Gyratory III, George Rickey

November 1: TBD

December 6: Mandala, Gregory Gillespie

Jun
9
Sun
Family Second Sundays
Jun 9 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Family Second Sundays

Drop-in on Second Sundays for a full day of programs designed for families.

10:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

Art Museum Babies 
Join us for circle time with songs, sensory play, and a baby-friendly visit with a special work of art. Ages 0–2 and their grownups.

10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Young Artist Storytime
Begin with a story reading in Kids’ Corner followed by an interactive tour through two galleries and creating a work of art. Ages 2–6 and their grownups.

11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Lunch Bunch
Drop into the café for lunch to meet other Museum families. Enjoy kid-friendly food options, and a shared table reserved just for families. Food available for purchase. All families welcome.

Noon – 3:00 p.m.

Sunday Studio
Create art together and learn about new materials and techniques from a professional teaching artist. Ages 6+ and their grownups.

Family Second Sundays Presents Chinese New Year Celebration: Year of the Pig

Sunday, February 10 | 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Celebrate Chinese New Year at the Delaware Art Museum! This popular family program includes traditional Chinese art, activities and demonstrations with a special presentation by the Renaissance Chinese Opera Society. The Chinese American Community Center Folk and Lion Dance Troupes and Yo-Yo Club will perform. This program is co-presented with the Hanlin Chinese Culture Association. Free. Family Friendly.

Sunday Studio
Jun 9 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Sunday Studio

Each month, adults and children can create art together and experiment with new materials, techniques, and themes in the Bank of America Education Wing Studios—no reservations required! Recommended for ages 6+ and adults.

November 11 Fantastic Felting
December 9 Caste Sculptures
January 13 Sgraffito Tiles
February 10 Chinese New Year

Starting in January 2019 – Family Second Sundays!

Jun
14
Fri
Glory of Stories
Jun 14 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Glory of Stories

Glory of Stories introduces young visitors to art and the Museum through a story reading followed by an interactive tour of relevant works of art and a studio art project. This program encourages learning through discovery, exploration, and hands-on experiences. Ages 2 and up.

Oct 19 Special Edition: Storyteller in Residence – Families are welcome to join Preschool Audiences to listen to master storyteller Jeff Hopkins on this Friday morning. Free admission.
Oct 26 Special Halloween Edition: Wear your costume! Life Doesn’t Frighten Me, Maya Angelou

Nov 2 A Tree is Nice, Janice May Udry
Nov 9 Hairs/Pelitos, Sandra Cisneros
Nov 16 The Stranger, Chris Van Allsburg
Nov 23 Bear Says Thanks, Karma Wilson
Nov 30 The Runaway Giant, Adelaide Holl

Dec 7 Angelina Ice Skates, Katherine Holabird
Dec 14 Extra Yarn, Mac Barnett
Dec 21 The Snowy Day, Ezra Jack Keats
Dec 28 Dragons Love Tacos, Adam Rubin

Jan 4 The Museum, Susan Verde
Jan 11 Me and Uncle Romie, Claire Hartfield
Jan 18 The Patchwork Quilt, Valerie Flournoy
Jan 25 Lanterns and Firecrackers: A Chinese New Year Story, Jonny Zucker

Feb 1 Regina’s Big Mistake, Marissa Moss
Feb 8 Somebody Loves You, Mr. Hatch, Eileen Spinelli
Feb 15 Oh, the Places You’ll Go!, Dr. Seuss
Feb 22 Under and Over the Snow, Kate Messner

Group tour reservations are required for groups of 10 or more children.

Group Reservations

Chaperone guidelines and admission rates apply to reserved group tours. Click here for more information.

Jun
21
Fri
Glory of Stories
Jun 21 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Glory of Stories

Glory of Stories introduces young visitors to art and the Museum through a story reading followed by an interactive tour of relevant works of art and a studio art project. This program encourages learning through discovery, exploration, and hands-on experiences. Ages 2 and up.

Oct 19 Special Edition: Storyteller in Residence – Families are welcome to join Preschool Audiences to listen to master storyteller Jeff Hopkins on this Friday morning. Free admission.
Oct 26 Special Halloween Edition: Wear your costume! Life Doesn’t Frighten Me, Maya Angelou

Nov 2 A Tree is Nice, Janice May Udry
Nov 9 Hairs/Pelitos, Sandra Cisneros
Nov 16 The Stranger, Chris Van Allsburg
Nov 23 Bear Says Thanks, Karma Wilson
Nov 30 The Runaway Giant, Adelaide Holl

Dec 7 Angelina Ice Skates, Katherine Holabird
Dec 14 Extra Yarn, Mac Barnett
Dec 21 The Snowy Day, Ezra Jack Keats
Dec 28 Dragons Love Tacos, Adam Rubin

Jan 4 The Museum, Susan Verde
Jan 11 Me and Uncle Romie, Claire Hartfield
Jan 18 The Patchwork Quilt, Valerie Flournoy
Jan 25 Lanterns and Firecrackers: A Chinese New Year Story, Jonny Zucker

Feb 1 Regina’s Big Mistake, Marissa Moss
Feb 8 Somebody Loves You, Mr. Hatch, Eileen Spinelli
Feb 15 Oh, the Places You’ll Go!, Dr. Seuss
Feb 22 Under and Over the Snow, Kate Messner

Group tour reservations are required for groups of 10 or more children.

Group Reservations

Chaperone guidelines and admission rates apply to reserved group tours. Click here for more information.

Jun
27
Thu
DelArt Readers: Book Club
Jun 27 @ 6:00 pm

The DelArt Readers will select a book (or a collection of articles, or a film) each month. Our selections will have an arty or creative slant to them as we attempt to cross boundaries, giving our readers the opportunity to learn, question, debate and champion texts of every kind.  Our meetings occasionally take place off site as we explore and embrace the creative community of greater Wilmington. RSVP encouraged but not required—email ejarvis@delart.org.

January 2019

The Woman in White by Willkie Collins

Available for purchase in the Museum Store.

February

“Museums as Didactic Projects vs. Spaces Where the Art is Allowed to Speak for Itself” Selected Articles—Discussion led by Christopher Tharp, PhD candidate, University of Delaware.
Should museums tell visitors how to feel about the art and artifacts on display? Should museums control the story they tell about the pieces in the collection? Should museums have a clear vision? Are museums political projects? Should museums be curated in such a way as to allow for radically open interpretations?  Join us as we discuss these questions.RSVP for digital copy of the articles.

March – November

Book selection TBA

December

No meeting will be held in December

Jun
28
Fri
Glory of Stories
Jun 28 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Glory of Stories

Glory of Stories introduces young visitors to art and the Museum through a story reading followed by an interactive tour of relevant works of art and a studio art project. This program encourages learning through discovery, exploration, and hands-on experiences. Ages 2 and up.

Oct 19 Special Edition: Storyteller in Residence – Families are welcome to join Preschool Audiences to listen to master storyteller Jeff Hopkins on this Friday morning. Free admission.
Oct 26 Special Halloween Edition: Wear your costume! Life Doesn’t Frighten Me, Maya Angelou

Nov 2 A Tree is Nice, Janice May Udry
Nov 9 Hairs/Pelitos, Sandra Cisneros
Nov 16 The Stranger, Chris Van Allsburg
Nov 23 Bear Says Thanks, Karma Wilson
Nov 30 The Runaway Giant, Adelaide Holl

Dec 7 Angelina Ice Skates, Katherine Holabird
Dec 14 Extra Yarn, Mac Barnett
Dec 21 The Snowy Day, Ezra Jack Keats
Dec 28 Dragons Love Tacos, Adam Rubin

Jan 4 The Museum, Susan Verde
Jan 11 Me and Uncle Romie, Claire Hartfield
Jan 18 The Patchwork Quilt, Valerie Flournoy
Jan 25 Lanterns and Firecrackers: A Chinese New Year Story, Jonny Zucker

Feb 1 Regina’s Big Mistake, Marissa Moss
Feb 8 Somebody Loves You, Mr. Hatch, Eileen Spinelli
Feb 15 Oh, the Places You’ll Go!, Dr. Seuss
Feb 22 Under and Over the Snow, Kate Messner

Group tour reservations are required for groups of 10 or more children.

Group Reservations

Chaperone guidelines and admission rates apply to reserved group tours. Click here for more information.

Jul
5
Fri
Glory of Stories
Jul 5 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Glory of Stories

Glory of Stories introduces young visitors to art and the Museum through a story reading followed by an interactive tour of relevant works of art and a studio art project. This program encourages learning through discovery, exploration, and hands-on experiences. Ages 2 and up.

Oct 19 Special Edition: Storyteller in Residence – Families are welcome to join Preschool Audiences to listen to master storyteller Jeff Hopkins on this Friday morning. Free admission.
Oct 26 Special Halloween Edition: Wear your costume! Life Doesn’t Frighten Me, Maya Angelou

Nov 2 A Tree is Nice, Janice May Udry
Nov 9 Hairs/Pelitos, Sandra Cisneros
Nov 16 The Stranger, Chris Van Allsburg
Nov 23 Bear Says Thanks, Karma Wilson
Nov 30 The Runaway Giant, Adelaide Holl

Dec 7 Angelina Ice Skates, Katherine Holabird
Dec 14 Extra Yarn, Mac Barnett
Dec 21 The Snowy Day, Ezra Jack Keats
Dec 28 Dragons Love Tacos, Adam Rubin

Jan 4 The Museum, Susan Verde
Jan 11 Me and Uncle Romie, Claire Hartfield
Jan 18 The Patchwork Quilt, Valerie Flournoy
Jan 25 Lanterns and Firecrackers: A Chinese New Year Story, Jonny Zucker

Feb 1 Regina’s Big Mistake, Marissa Moss
Feb 8 Somebody Loves You, Mr. Hatch, Eileen Spinelli
Feb 15 Oh, the Places You’ll Go!, Dr. Seuss
Feb 22 Under and Over the Snow, Kate Messner

Group tour reservations are required for groups of 10 or more children.

Group Reservations

Chaperone guidelines and admission rates apply to reserved group tours. Click here for more information.

Art is Tasty
Jul 5 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Art is Tasty

First Fridays of the month. This noon-time lunch series on the first Friday of every month pairs an engaging 30-minute discussion about a work of art with a delicious lunch in the Thronson Café. (Café lunch voucher included in price).

2019 Topics

Click on the the dates below to register.

January 4: Stand Away From the Girl!, N.C. Wyeth

February 1Absalom Jones, Raphaelle Peale

March 1: Lady Lilith, Dante Gabriel Rossetti

April 5: TBD (Selection from the Droller Exhibition)

May 3: TBD (Selection from the Loper Exhibition)

June 7: Genius of Art and Genius of Literature, Howard Pyle

July 5:  TBD (Selection from Relational Undercurrents Exhibition)

August 2: Two Seated Figures, Charles Cajori

September 6: Spring and Autumn, Lydia Field Emmet

October 4: Three Rectangles Horizontal Jointed Gyratory III, George Rickey

November 1: TBD

December 6: Mandala, Gregory Gillespie

Jul
12
Fri
Glory of Stories
Jul 12 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Glory of Stories

Glory of Stories introduces young visitors to art and the Museum through a story reading followed by an interactive tour of relevant works of art and a studio art project. This program encourages learning through discovery, exploration, and hands-on experiences. Ages 2 and up.

Oct 19 Special Edition: Storyteller in Residence – Families are welcome to join Preschool Audiences to listen to master storyteller Jeff Hopkins on this Friday morning. Free admission.
Oct 26 Special Halloween Edition: Wear your costume! Life Doesn’t Frighten Me, Maya Angelou

Nov 2 A Tree is Nice, Janice May Udry
Nov 9 Hairs/Pelitos, Sandra Cisneros
Nov 16 The Stranger, Chris Van Allsburg
Nov 23 Bear Says Thanks, Karma Wilson
Nov 30 The Runaway Giant, Adelaide Holl

Dec 7 Angelina Ice Skates, Katherine Holabird
Dec 14 Extra Yarn, Mac Barnett
Dec 21 The Snowy Day, Ezra Jack Keats
Dec 28 Dragons Love Tacos, Adam Rubin

Jan 4 The Museum, Susan Verde
Jan 11 Me and Uncle Romie, Claire Hartfield
Jan 18 The Patchwork Quilt, Valerie Flournoy
Jan 25 Lanterns and Firecrackers: A Chinese New Year Story, Jonny Zucker

Feb 1 Regina’s Big Mistake, Marissa Moss
Feb 8 Somebody Loves You, Mr. Hatch, Eileen Spinelli
Feb 15 Oh, the Places You’ll Go!, Dr. Seuss
Feb 22 Under and Over the Snow, Kate Messner

Group tour reservations are required for groups of 10 or more children.

Group Reservations

Chaperone guidelines and admission rates apply to reserved group tours. Click here for more information.

Jul
14
Sun
Family Second Sundays
Jul 14 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Family Second Sundays

Drop-in on Second Sundays for a full day of programs designed for families.

10:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

Art Museum Babies 
Join us for circle time with songs, sensory play, and a baby-friendly visit with a special work of art. Ages 0–2 and their grownups.

10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Young Artist Storytime
Begin with a story reading in Kids’ Corner followed by an interactive tour through two galleries and creating a work of art. Ages 2–6 and their grownups.

11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Lunch Bunch
Drop into the café for lunch to meet other Museum families. Enjoy kid-friendly food options, and a shared table reserved just for families. Food available for purchase. All families welcome.

Noon – 3:00 p.m.

Sunday Studio
Create art together and learn about new materials and techniques from a professional teaching artist. Ages 6+ and their grownups.

Family Second Sundays Presents Chinese New Year Celebration: Year of the Pig

Sunday, February 10 | 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Celebrate Chinese New Year at the Delaware Art Museum! This popular family program includes traditional Chinese art, activities and demonstrations with a special presentation by the Renaissance Chinese Opera Society. The Chinese American Community Center Folk and Lion Dance Troupes and Yo-Yo Club will perform. This program is co-presented with the Hanlin Chinese Culture Association. Free. Family Friendly.

Sunday Studio
Jul 14 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Sunday Studio

Each month, adults and children can create art together and experiment with new materials, techniques, and themes in the Bank of America Education Wing Studios—no reservations required! Recommended for ages 6+ and adults.

November 11 Fantastic Felting
December 9 Caste Sculptures
January 13 Sgraffito Tiles
February 10 Chinese New Year

Starting in January 2019 – Family Second Sundays!

Jul
19
Fri
Glory of Stories
Jul 19 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Glory of Stories

Glory of Stories introduces young visitors to art and the Museum through a story reading followed by an interactive tour of relevant works of art and a studio art project. This program encourages learning through discovery, exploration, and hands-on experiences. Ages 2 and up.

Oct 19 Special Edition: Storyteller in Residence – Families are welcome to join Preschool Audiences to listen to master storyteller Jeff Hopkins on this Friday morning. Free admission.
Oct 26 Special Halloween Edition: Wear your costume! Life Doesn’t Frighten Me, Maya Angelou

Nov 2 A Tree is Nice, Janice May Udry
Nov 9 Hairs/Pelitos, Sandra Cisneros
Nov 16 The Stranger, Chris Van Allsburg
Nov 23 Bear Says Thanks, Karma Wilson
Nov 30 The Runaway Giant, Adelaide Holl

Dec 7 Angelina Ice Skates, Katherine Holabird
Dec 14 Extra Yarn, Mac Barnett
Dec 21 The Snowy Day, Ezra Jack Keats
Dec 28 Dragons Love Tacos, Adam Rubin

Jan 4 The Museum, Susan Verde
Jan 11 Me and Uncle Romie, Claire Hartfield
Jan 18 The Patchwork Quilt, Valerie Flournoy
Jan 25 Lanterns and Firecrackers: A Chinese New Year Story, Jonny Zucker

Feb 1 Regina’s Big Mistake, Marissa Moss
Feb 8 Somebody Loves You, Mr. Hatch, Eileen Spinelli
Feb 15 Oh, the Places You’ll Go!, Dr. Seuss
Feb 22 Under and Over the Snow, Kate Messner

Group tour reservations are required for groups of 10 or more children.

Group Reservations

Chaperone guidelines and admission rates apply to reserved group tours. Click here for more information.

Jul
25
Thu
DelArt Readers: Book Club
Jul 25 @ 6:00 pm

The DelArt Readers will select a book (or a collection of articles, or a film) each month. Our selections will have an arty or creative slant to them as we attempt to cross boundaries, giving our readers the opportunity to learn, question, debate and champion texts of every kind.  Our meetings occasionally take place off site as we explore and embrace the creative community of greater Wilmington. RSVP encouraged but not required—email ejarvis@delart.org.

January 2019

The Woman in White by Willkie Collins

Available for purchase in the Museum Store.

February

“Museums as Didactic Projects vs. Spaces Where the Art is Allowed to Speak for Itself” Selected Articles—Discussion led by Christopher Tharp, PhD candidate, University of Delaware.
Should museums tell visitors how to feel about the art and artifacts on display? Should museums control the story they tell about the pieces in the collection? Should museums have a clear vision? Are museums political projects? Should museums be curated in such a way as to allow for radically open interpretations?  Join us as we discuss these questions.RSVP for digital copy of the articles.

March – November

Book selection TBA

December

No meeting will be held in December

Famn d’Ayiti by Nathalie Joachim with the Spektral Quartet
Jul 25 @ 8:00 pm
Famn d'Ayiti by Nathalie Joachim with the Spektral Quartet

Fanm d’Ayiti (Women of Haiti) is an evening-length work for voice, flute, string quartet and electronics developed by composer/performer Nathalie Joachim. Commissioned by St. Paul Chamber Orchestra’s Liquid Music Series, Fanm d’Ayiti is a celebration of some of Haiti’s most iconic yet under recognized female artists, as well as an exploration of Joachim’s Haitian heritage. The project features original songs incorporating the recorded voices of Joachim’s grandmother and the girls choir of her family’s home farming village of Dantan; new arrangements of songs by some of the greatest known female voices in Haitian history; and recorded interviews with these artists about their lives fighting for social justice and uplifting the people of Haiti. Developed in a two year Liquid Music Virtual Residency, Fanm d’Ayiti premiered in March 2018 with members of SPCO in St. Paul, MN, and will be presented in the 2018-19 and 2019-20 season with Spektral Quartet.

Flutist and composer Nathalie Joachim (Eighth Blackbird, Flutronix), “an edgy multi-genre performance artist who has long been pushing boundaries with her flute” (The Washington Post)

SPEKTRAL QUARTET actively pursues a vivid conversation between exhilarating works of the traditional canon and those written this decade, this year, or this week. With the New York Times writing that “they have everything: a supreme technical command that seems to come easily, a capacity to make complicated music clear, and, most notably…an ability to cast a magic spell”, Spektral is known for creating seamless connections across centuries, drawing in the listener with charismatic deliveries, interactive concert formats, an up-close atmosphere, and bold, inquisitive programming.

Jul
26
Fri
Glory of Stories
Jul 26 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Glory of Stories

Glory of Stories introduces young visitors to art and the Museum through a story reading followed by an interactive tour of relevant works of art and a studio art project. This program encourages learning through discovery, exploration, and hands-on experiences. Ages 2 and up.

Oct 19 Special Edition: Storyteller in Residence – Families are welcome to join Preschool Audiences to listen to master storyteller Jeff Hopkins on this Friday morning. Free admission.
Oct 26 Special Halloween Edition: Wear your costume! Life Doesn’t Frighten Me, Maya Angelou

Nov 2 A Tree is Nice, Janice May Udry
Nov 9 Hairs/Pelitos, Sandra Cisneros
Nov 16 The Stranger, Chris Van Allsburg
Nov 23 Bear Says Thanks, Karma Wilson
Nov 30 The Runaway Giant, Adelaide Holl

Dec 7 Angelina Ice Skates, Katherine Holabird
Dec 14 Extra Yarn, Mac Barnett
Dec 21 The Snowy Day, Ezra Jack Keats
Dec 28 Dragons Love Tacos, Adam Rubin

Jan 4 The Museum, Susan Verde
Jan 11 Me and Uncle Romie, Claire Hartfield
Jan 18 The Patchwork Quilt, Valerie Flournoy
Jan 25 Lanterns and Firecrackers: A Chinese New Year Story, Jonny Zucker

Feb 1 Regina’s Big Mistake, Marissa Moss
Feb 8 Somebody Loves You, Mr. Hatch, Eileen Spinelli
Feb 15 Oh, the Places You’ll Go!, Dr. Seuss
Feb 22 Under and Over the Snow, Kate Messner

Group tour reservations are required for groups of 10 or more children.

Group Reservations

Chaperone guidelines and admission rates apply to reserved group tours. Click here for more information.

Aug
2
Fri
Glory of Stories
Aug 2 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Glory of Stories

Glory of Stories introduces young visitors to art and the Museum through a story reading followed by an interactive tour of relevant works of art and a studio art project. This program encourages learning through discovery, exploration, and hands-on experiences. Ages 2 and up.

Oct 19 Special Edition: Storyteller in Residence – Families are welcome to join Preschool Audiences to listen to master storyteller Jeff Hopkins on this Friday morning. Free admission.
Oct 26 Special Halloween Edition: Wear your costume! Life Doesn’t Frighten Me, Maya Angelou

Nov 2 A Tree is Nice, Janice May Udry
Nov 9 Hairs/Pelitos, Sandra Cisneros
Nov 16 The Stranger, Chris Van Allsburg
Nov 23 Bear Says Thanks, Karma Wilson
Nov 30 The Runaway Giant, Adelaide Holl

Dec 7 Angelina Ice Skates, Katherine Holabird
Dec 14 Extra Yarn, Mac Barnett
Dec 21 The Snowy Day, Ezra Jack Keats
Dec 28 Dragons Love Tacos, Adam Rubin

Jan 4 The Museum, Susan Verde
Jan 11 Me and Uncle Romie, Claire Hartfield
Jan 18 The Patchwork Quilt, Valerie Flournoy
Jan 25 Lanterns and Firecrackers: A Chinese New Year Story, Jonny Zucker

Feb 1 Regina’s Big Mistake, Marissa Moss
Feb 8 Somebody Loves You, Mr. Hatch, Eileen Spinelli
Feb 15 Oh, the Places You’ll Go!, Dr. Seuss
Feb 22 Under and Over the Snow, Kate Messner

Group tour reservations are required for groups of 10 or more children.

Group Reservations

Chaperone guidelines and admission rates apply to reserved group tours. Click here for more information.

Art is Tasty
Aug 2 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Art is Tasty

First Fridays of the month. This noon-time lunch series on the first Friday of every month pairs an engaging 30-minute discussion about a work of art with a delicious lunch in the Thronson Café. (Café lunch voucher included in price).

2019 Topics

Click on the the dates below to register.

January 4: Stand Away From the Girl!, N.C. Wyeth

February 1Absalom Jones, Raphaelle Peale

March 1: Lady Lilith, Dante Gabriel Rossetti

April 5: TBD (Selection from the Droller Exhibition)

May 3: TBD (Selection from the Loper Exhibition)

June 7: Genius of Art and Genius of Literature, Howard Pyle

July 5:  TBD (Selection from Relational Undercurrents Exhibition)

August 2: Two Seated Figures, Charles Cajori

September 6: Spring and Autumn, Lydia Field Emmet

October 4: Three Rectangles Horizontal Jointed Gyratory III, George Rickey

November 1: TBD

December 6: Mandala, Gregory Gillespie