PROGRAMS & EVENTS

May
26
Fri
Glory of Stories
May 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.

April 14 Art Dog by Thacher Hurd
April 21 Planting a Rainbow by Lois Ehlert
April 28 Quest by Aaron Becker

May 5 Spicy Hot Colors: Colores Picantes by Sherry Shahan
May 12 Mama, Do You Love Me? by Barbara M. Joosse
May 19* Special Edition: Storyteller-in-Residence
May 26 Rainbow Fish by Marcus Pfister

June 2 Pool by Jihyeon Lee
June 9 Marguerite Makes a Bookby Bruce Robertson
June 16 Thunder Boy Jr. by Sherman Alexie
June 23 Chameleon’s Colors by Chisato Tashiro
June 30 Swirl by swirl by Joyce Sidman and Beth Krommes

July 7 Little Blue and Little Yellow by Leo Lionni
July 14 Flyaway Katie by Polly Dunbar
July 21 Waiting for Wings by Lois Ehlert
July 28 Going Places by Peter and Paul Reynolds

August 4 The Artist Who Painted A Blue Horse by Eric Carle
August 11 Little Cloud by Eric Carle
August 18 Rosie Revere Engineer by Andrea Beaty – In conjunction with Longwood Gardens’ Community Read
August 25 Beautiful Oops! by Barney Saltzberg

*On May 19, families are invited to join with school audiences as our Storyteller-in-Residence, Jeff Hopkins, brings museum stories to life. Free.

Group Reservations

Group tour reservations are required for groups of 10 or more children.
Chaperone guidelines and admission rates apply to reserved group tours. Click here for more information.

May
27
Sat
Yoga in the Garden
May 27 @ 9:00 am
Yoga in the Garden

Select Saturdays, May – June 

Leading up to our summer exhibition, Craig Colorusso: Sound + Light, the Museum will be hosting bi-monthly yoga sessions in the Copeland Sculpture Garden. All ages welcome, some child-size mats available for use; adults please bring your own.

May 13: Led by Jason Aviles of Flyogi
May 27: Led by Hunter Clarke-Fields
June 10: Led by Jason Aviles of Flyogi
June 24: Led by Hunter Clarke-Fields

Highlights Tour
May 27 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Highlights Tour

Docents lead public tours every weekend. On Saturdays and Sundays, there is a Highlights tour focusing on the Museum’s collection at 1:00 p.m.

Exhibition Tour
May 27 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Exhibition Tour

Docents lead public tours every weekend. On Saturdays and Sundays, there is a tour of a particular exhibition at 2:00 p.m.

May
28
Sun
Kids’ Corner Creativity Hours
May 28 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Kids’ Corner Creativity Hours

During Creativity Hours, families are invited to explore the new installation in Kids’ Corner, “Lenny the Ice Cream Man,” and create ice cream magnets to take home. Recommended for all ages. 

Highlights Tour
May 28 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Highlights Tour

Docents lead public tours every weekend. On Saturdays and Sundays, there is a Highlights tour focusing on the Museum’s collection at 1:00 p.m.

Spotlight Tours
May 28 @ 1:00 pm
Spotlight Tours

Enjoy a lively Docent-led tour focused on thought-provoking themes in the Museum’s collection. Complimentary coffee is available afterwards in the Thronson Café.

Topics

May 28 Modern Artists: New Directions Old Influences
June 4 Eight against the World: John Sloan and the Ashcan School
June 11 Love, Lies, and Oil Paint: British Pre-Raphaelites
June 18 Howard Pyle: Giant of the Brandywine

 

Exhibition Tour
May 28 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Exhibition Tour

Docents lead public tours every weekend. On Saturdays and Sundays, there is a tour of a particular exhibition at 2:00 p.m.

Jun
2
Fri
Glory of Stories
Jun 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.

April 14 Art Dog by Thacher Hurd
April 21 Planting a Rainbow by Lois Ehlert
April 28 Quest by Aaron Becker

May 5 Spicy Hot Colors: Colores Picantes by Sherry Shahan
May 12 Mama, Do You Love Me? by Barbara M. Joosse
May 19* Special Edition: Storyteller-in-Residence
May 26 Rainbow Fish by Marcus Pfister

June 2 Pool by Jihyeon Lee
June 9 Marguerite Makes a Bookby Bruce Robertson
June 16 Thunder Boy Jr. by Sherman Alexie
June 23 Chameleon’s Colors by Chisato Tashiro
June 30 Swirl by swirl by Joyce Sidman and Beth Krommes

July 7 Little Blue and Little Yellow by Leo Lionni
July 14 Flyaway Katie by Polly Dunbar
July 21 Waiting for Wings by Lois Ehlert
July 28 Going Places by Peter and Paul Reynolds

August 4 The Artist Who Painted A Blue Horse by Eric Carle
August 11 Little Cloud by Eric Carle
August 18 Rosie Revere Engineer by Andrea Beaty – In conjunction with Longwood Gardens’ Community Read
August 25 Beautiful Oops! by Barney Saltzberg

*On May 19, families are invited to join with school audiences as our Storyteller-in-Residence, Jeff Hopkins, brings museum stories to life. Free.

Group Reservations

Group tour reservations are required for groups of 10 or more children.
Chaperone guidelines and admission rates apply to reserved group tours. Click here for more information.

Art is Tasty
Jun 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).

2017 Topics

January 6: *Self-Portrait Painting Sally, Milton Avery
February 3: Tar Beach 2, Faith Ringgold
March 3: Glorious Guendolen’s Golden Hair and The Arming of a Knight, William Morris and Dante Gabriel Rossetti
April 7:  “Demetrius, ‘Thou runaway, thou coward, art thou fled’”, W. Heath Robinson
May 5: In the Park, Bernie Felch
June 2: Trout Fishing, “The Screecher,” Lake Rossignol, Nova Scotia, George Luks
July 7: Illustration for “How Do You Love Me” in Woman’s Home Companion, Mac Connor
August 4Luncheon on the Rocks, James Valerio
September 1: *The Silver Vase, Lilla Cabot Perry
October 6: Open No. 12 in Raw Sienna with Gray, Robert Motherwell
November 3: Dance at Cochiti Pueblo, John Sloan
December 1: The Burning Ship and An Attack on a Galleon, Howard Pyle

*Not part of Delaware Art Museum permanent collection.

April 7: The William Heath Robinson Trust
July 7: © Mac Conner. Courtesy of the artist

Jun
3
Sat
Highlights Tour
Jun 3 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Highlights Tour

Docents lead public tours every weekend. On Saturdays and Sundays, there is a Highlights tour focusing on the Museum’s collection at 1:00 p.m.

From Decoration to Design: The Evolution of 19th-Century American Commercial Bookbindings
Jun 3 @ 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm
From Decoration to Design: The Evolution of 19th-Century American Commercial Bookbindings

Join Alfred Appel Curatorial Fellow Anna Wager (2016) as she discusses her research for The Cover Sells the Book: Transformations in Commercial Book Publishing, 1860–1920 and Todd Pattison, Senior Book Conservator at the Northeast Document Conservation Center, who will explore the evolution from simple book bindings to the elaborate commercial binding designs highlighted in the exhibition.

Exhibition Tour
Jun 3 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Exhibition Tour

Docents lead public tours every weekend. On Saturdays and Sundays, there is a tour of a particular exhibition at 2:00 p.m.

Jun
4
Sun
Kids’ Corner Creativity Hours
Jun 4 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Kids’ Corner Creativity Hours

During Creativity Hours, families are invited to explore the new installation in Kids’ Corner, “Lenny the Ice Cream Man,” and create ice cream magnets to take home. Recommended for all ages. 

Highlights Tour
Jun 4 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Highlights Tour

Docents lead public tours every weekend. On Saturdays and Sundays, there is a Highlights tour focusing on the Museum’s collection at 1:00 p.m.

Spotlight Tours
Jun 4 @ 1:00 pm
Spotlight Tours

Enjoy a lively Docent-led tour focused on thought-provoking themes in the Museum’s collection. Complimentary coffee is available afterwards in the Thronson Café.

Topics

May 28 Modern Artists: New Directions Old Influences
June 4 Eight against the World: John Sloan and the Ashcan School
June 11 Love, Lies, and Oil Paint: British Pre-Raphaelites
June 18 Howard Pyle: Giant of the Brandywine

 

Exhibition Tour
Jun 4 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Exhibition Tour

Docents lead public tours every weekend. On Saturdays and Sundays, there is a tour of a particular exhibition at 2:00 p.m.

Jun
9
Fri
Glory of Stories
Jun 9 @ 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.

April 14 Art Dog by Thacher Hurd
April 21 Planting a Rainbow by Lois Ehlert
April 28 Quest by Aaron Becker

May 5 Spicy Hot Colors: Colores Picantes by Sherry Shahan
May 12 Mama, Do You Love Me? by Barbara M. Joosse
May 19* Special Edition: Storyteller-in-Residence
May 26 Rainbow Fish by Marcus Pfister

June 2 Pool by Jihyeon Lee
June 9 Marguerite Makes a Bookby Bruce Robertson
June 16 Thunder Boy Jr. by Sherman Alexie
June 23 Chameleon’s Colors by Chisato Tashiro
June 30 Swirl by swirl by Joyce Sidman and Beth Krommes

July 7 Little Blue and Little Yellow by Leo Lionni
July 14 Flyaway Katie by Polly Dunbar
July 21 Waiting for Wings by Lois Ehlert
July 28 Going Places by Peter and Paul Reynolds

August 4 The Artist Who Painted A Blue Horse by Eric Carle
August 11 Little Cloud by Eric Carle
August 18 Rosie Revere Engineer by Andrea Beaty – In conjunction with Longwood Gardens’ Community Read
August 25 Beautiful Oops! by Barney Saltzberg

*On May 19, families are invited to join with school audiences as our Storyteller-in-Residence, Jeff Hopkins, brings museum stories to life. Free.

Group Reservations

Group tour reservations are required for groups of 10 or more children.
Chaperone guidelines and admission rates apply to reserved group tours. Click here for more information.

Summer Music Festival
Jun 9 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

In partnership with the People’s Festival organizers, the Museum is hosting an outdoor summer music festival with live reggae, Latin, hip hop, and special dance performances. Local food trucks from Rolling Revolution, artist demonstrations, cocktails, art activities, and craft vendors will inspire you! Get your tickets in advance to avoid entrance lines.

*Youth tickets are for ages 10 and under.

Artists

Ginger Coyle has received numerous accolades for her talents as a singer, songwriter, and musician. Over the years she’s been signed to two major labels, won national talent competitions, and dominated industry showcases. Coyle sings beautifully and she belongs to a lineage that stretches from Carole King through Fiona Apple, vocalists who borrow confidently from a soul music vocabulary while working mainstream pop territory. A music biz veteran now in her early 30’s, she is at long last making the kind of music she wants to make:  “Soul Music for Conscious Souls.” Her new record “Higher Frequency” is coming Fall 2017.
Spokey Speaky is a band out of Wilmington, DE that aims to spread the positive vibes of reggae music through its soulful, high energy live performances. Playing a wide range of reggae classics from the old school to the new, the goal of the members is to sastify and entertain reggae fans, while enlightening those who may not have been exposed to the genre otherwise.  With an emphasis on emotion and musicianship, Spokey Speaky delivers a live performance that refuses to be ignored and simply cannot be replicated.
A true Delawarean, Hockaday’s music encapsulates both the local culture, as well as the melting pot of influences that one might assume given the location of the state. He is an emcee, vocalist, engineer, producer, videographer, and entrepreneur. The Hockaday brand creates nearly all of its content in house, direct from the mind and curation of Hockaday, with assistance of talented in house producers (Kazi Jones, and Flamez Earl Jonez), photographer Herman Van den Brandt, and others. Featured on top hi-hop outlets such as rapradar, xxl, allhiphop, mtv’s rapfix, and more.
Danza Azteca
Jea Street is a singer/songwriter born and raised in Wilmington, Delaware. A graduate of University of Delaware, Jea has performed professional operatic and broadway roles, produced a hip-hop album, and recorded his own projects. He helps Head Start teachers to integrate music into their teaching with the Wolf Trap program. He is lead singer in two different bands, and in is the process of completing a new recording project entitled “The Sit Down.” Jea’s main inspiration is his family, his community, and the high standard of artistic achievement set by great artists before him such as Duke Ellington, Donny Hathaway, and Quincy Jones.
Ballet Folklorico Xochiquetzal

FOOD TRUCKS

Rolling Revolution

Partners

    

The People’s Festival celebrates music and arts in Wilmington, Delaware and preserves and honors the legacy of Bob Marley.

SPONSORS

       

Clay Date
Jun 9 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

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Clay Date is back! Mix, mingle, and get a little messy in the Museum’s ceramics studio. Participants will experiment with clay and complete a functional piece of pottery that the Museum will glaze.

No experience necessary; beer, wine, and light refreshments provided. Must be 21+. 

Jun
10
Sat
Yoga in the Garden
Jun 10 @ 9:00 am
Yoga in the Garden

Select Saturdays, May – June 

Leading up to our summer exhibition, Craig Colorusso: Sound + Light, the Museum will be hosting bi-monthly yoga sessions in the Copeland Sculpture Garden. All ages welcome, some child-size mats available for use; adults please bring your own.

May 13: Led by Jason Aviles of Flyogi
May 27: Led by Hunter Clarke-Fields
June 10: Led by Jason Aviles of Flyogi
June 24: Led by Hunter Clarke-Fields

Highlights Tour
Jun 10 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Highlights Tour

Docents lead public tours every weekend. On Saturdays and Sundays, there is a Highlights tour focusing on the Museum’s collection at 1:00 p.m.

Exhibition Tour
Jun 10 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Exhibition Tour

Docents lead public tours every weekend. On Saturdays and Sundays, there is a tour of a particular exhibition at 2:00 p.m.

Jun
11
Sun
Kids’ Corner Creativity Hours
Jun 11 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Kids’ Corner Creativity Hours

During Creativity Hours, families are invited to explore the new installation in Kids’ Corner, “Lenny the Ice Cream Man,” and create ice cream magnets to take home. Recommended for all ages. 

Sunday Studio
Jun 11 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

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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! This series is sponsored by AT&T. Recommended for ages 6+ and adults.

May 14 Art for Mom
June 11 Kid-made Books
July 9 Drawing Big & Bold
August 13 Clay Play

Highlights Tour
Jun 11 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Highlights Tour

Docents lead public tours every weekend. On Saturdays and Sundays, there is a Highlights tour focusing on the Museum’s collection at 1:00 p.m.

Spotlight Tours
Jun 11 @ 1:00 pm
Spotlight Tours

Enjoy a lively Docent-led tour focused on thought-provoking themes in the Museum’s collection. Complimentary coffee is available afterwards in the Thronson Café.

Topics

May 28 Modern Artists: New Directions Old Influences
June 4 Eight against the World: John Sloan and the Ashcan School
June 11 Love, Lies, and Oil Paint: British Pre-Raphaelites
June 18 Howard Pyle: Giant of the Brandywine

 

Exhibition Tour
Jun 11 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Exhibition Tour

Docents lead public tours every weekend. On Saturdays and Sundays, there is a tour of a particular exhibition at 2:00 p.m.

Jun
15
Thu
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden Bus Trip
Jun 15 all-day
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden Bus Trip

Sorry, this bus trip is SOLD OUT. Check back later for details on the next trip coming this fall.

This June, the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden unveils Masterworks from the Hirshhorn Collection, the rehanging of their third-floor permanent collection galleries. The exhibition features highlights of Joseph Hirshhorn’s original 1966 gift, which led to the creation of the museum, alongside some of the newest additions to their collection. Delaware Art Museum Members will travel by motor coach to Washington, DC for a special tour.

Jun
16
Fri
Glory of Stories
Jun 16 @ 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.

April 14 Art Dog by Thacher Hurd
April 21 Planting a Rainbow by Lois Ehlert
April 28 Quest by Aaron Becker

May 5 Spicy Hot Colors: Colores Picantes by Sherry Shahan
May 12 Mama, Do You Love Me? by Barbara M. Joosse
May 19* Special Edition: Storyteller-in-Residence
May 26 Rainbow Fish by Marcus Pfister

June 2 Pool by Jihyeon Lee
June 9 Marguerite Makes a Bookby Bruce Robertson
June 16 Thunder Boy Jr. by Sherman Alexie
June 23 Chameleon’s Colors by Chisato Tashiro
June 30 Swirl by swirl by Joyce Sidman and Beth Krommes

July 7 Little Blue and Little Yellow by Leo Lionni
July 14 Flyaway Katie by Polly Dunbar
July 21 Waiting for Wings by Lois Ehlert
July 28 Going Places by Peter and Paul Reynolds

August 4 The Artist Who Painted A Blue Horse by Eric Carle
August 11 Little Cloud by Eric Carle
August 18 Rosie Revere Engineer by Andrea Beaty – In conjunction with Longwood Gardens’ Community Read
August 25 Beautiful Oops! by Barney Saltzberg

*On May 19, families are invited to join with school audiences as our Storyteller-in-Residence, Jeff Hopkins, brings museum stories to life. Free.

Group Reservations

Group tour reservations are required for groups of 10 or more children.
Chaperone guidelines and admission rates apply to reserved group tours. Click here for more information.

Jun
17
Sat
Highlights Tour
Jun 17 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Highlights Tour

Docents lead public tours every weekend. On Saturdays and Sundays, there is a Highlights tour focusing on the Museum’s collection at 1:00 p.m.

Exhibition Tour
Jun 17 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Exhibition Tour

Docents lead public tours every weekend. On Saturdays and Sundays, there is a tour of a particular exhibition at 2:00 p.m.

Jun
18
Sun
Kids’ Corner Creativity Hours
Jun 18 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Kids’ Corner Creativity Hours

During Creativity Hours, families are invited to explore the new installation in Kids’ Corner, “Lenny the Ice Cream Man,” and create ice cream magnets to take home. Recommended for all ages. 

Highlights Tour
Jun 18 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Highlights Tour

Docents lead public tours every weekend. On Saturdays and Sundays, there is a Highlights tour focusing on the Museum’s collection at 1:00 p.m.

Spotlight Tours
Jun 18 @ 1:00 pm
Spotlight Tours

Enjoy a lively Docent-led tour focused on thought-provoking themes in the Museum’s collection. Complimentary coffee is available afterwards in the Thronson Café.

Topics

May 28 Modern Artists: New Directions Old Influences
June 4 Eight against the World: John Sloan and the Ashcan School
June 11 Love, Lies, and Oil Paint: British Pre-Raphaelites
June 18 Howard Pyle: Giant of the Brandywine

 

Exhibition Tour
Jun 18 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Exhibition Tour

Docents lead public tours every weekend. On Saturdays and Sundays, there is a tour of a particular exhibition at 2:00 p.m.

Jun
21
Wed
Summer Solstice Labyrinth Walk
Jun 21 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Summer Solstice Labyrinth Walk

Celebrate the beginning of summer with a walk in the Museum’s Labyrinth in the Anthony N. Fusco Reservoir! There is no fee for this program, but donations are accepted to help maintain the Museum’s Labyrinth.

Jun
23
Fri
Glory of Stories
Jun 23 @ 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.

April 14 Art Dog by Thacher Hurd
April 21 Planting a Rainbow by Lois Ehlert
April 28 Quest by Aaron Becker

May 5 Spicy Hot Colors: Colores Picantes by Sherry Shahan
May 12 Mama, Do You Love Me? by Barbara M. Joosse
May 19* Special Edition: Storyteller-in-Residence
May 26 Rainbow Fish by Marcus Pfister

June 2 Pool by Jihyeon Lee
June 9 Marguerite Makes a Bookby Bruce Robertson
June 16 Thunder Boy Jr. by Sherman Alexie
June 23 Chameleon’s Colors by Chisato Tashiro
June 30 Swirl by swirl by Joyce Sidman and Beth Krommes

July 7 Little Blue and Little Yellow by Leo Lionni
July 14 Flyaway Katie by Polly Dunbar
July 21 Waiting for Wings by Lois Ehlert
July 28 Going Places by Peter and Paul Reynolds

August 4 The Artist Who Painted A Blue Horse by Eric Carle
August 11 Little Cloud by Eric Carle
August 18 Rosie Revere Engineer by Andrea Beaty – In conjunction with Longwood Gardens’ Community Read
August 25 Beautiful Oops! by Barney Saltzberg

*On May 19, families are invited to join with school audiences as our Storyteller-in-Residence, Jeff Hopkins, brings museum stories to life. Free.

Group Reservations

Group tour reservations are required for groups of 10 or more children.
Chaperone guidelines and admission rates apply to reserved group tours. Click here for more information.

The Original Mad Man Members Preview Party
Jun 23 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Members and their guests only

Step back to the time when “we liked Ike,” crooners gave way to rock ‘n’ roll, and everyone watched The Ed Sullivan Show during the opening for The Original Mad Man: Illustrations by Mac Conner. Members and their guests will dance to 50’s style music, sip retro cocktails, and taste party snacks that would make Betty Crocker proud. Vintage-inspired dress is encouraged.

Jun
24
Sat
Wilmington Writers Conference
Jun 24 @ 8:30 am – 4:00 pm

Using the Delaware Art Museum’s unique collection as a backdrop, this full-day conference will include a keynote presentation and craft talk by novelist and Wilmington-native Christopher Castellani, eight other sessions taught by area writers, a lunchtime discussion on Delaware’s literary history, and a panel discussion on the “life of the writer.” The conference is open to individuals of all ages and experience levels—from first-time writers to published authors. Click on the session titles in the below schedule for a detailed session description.

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Schedule

8:30 a.m. – 9:15 a.m.

  • Registration

9:30 a.m. – 10:15 a.m. 

10:30 a.m. – Noon

Noon – 1:15 p.m.

  • Lunch
    • Lunch options: Conference participants can purchase an optional boxed lunch from Toscana (check box on registration form to pre-order your lunch), bring their own lunch, or visit one of the nearby restaurants and cafes. Boxed lunches include a turkey, pancetta, provolone, and dried-tomato sandwich or an eggplants and mozzarella sandwich. All boxed lunches come with a side of fruit, a bag of chips, a homemade cookie, and a bottle of water.
  • Optional Lunch Sessions:
  • During the lunch hour, attendees will be able to purchase books by conference presenters and have their books signed.

1:15 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.

3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

  • Panel discussion – Open to all conference attendees:
    • The Writing Life
      In this Q&A session, established writers will discuss the “writing life,” tackling issues such as the importance of support from other writers/the writing community, how to stay motivated, how to deal with rejection, a writer’s responsibility to his or her subject and to self, writing critique groups, and developing a writing practice.

Registration

Click on the ‘Tickets” button at the top of the page to register for the conference. Some sessions have limited capacity. You will receive a conference schedule and detailed directions closer to June 24.

Sponsors

The Wilmington Writers Conference is supported, in part, by a grant from the Delaware Division of the Arts, a state agency, in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts. The Division promotes Delaware arts events on www.DelawareScene.com.

Writing in 3D: Creating Landscape, Place, and Setting

Landscape not only creates a distinct sense of place in our writing, it opens up metaphors, provides context, and offers detail and nuance to both fiction and nonfiction. How do we develop this writing? What do we choose to focus on?  This workshop will offer examples both in fine art and (weather permitting) in nature and cityscape and will help writers at all stages of their projects and their writing careers develop setting – indoors or out – as a physical presence in their writing. This session is for participants interested in fiction, nonfiction, or poetry. *Note: This workshop may include some walking on gravel paths in the Museum’s Sculpture Garden and standing outside.

Instructor: Lisa Dill

Lisa Dill has been publishing creative nonfiction in trade and literary magazines for almost twenty years. She was the contributing writer to Widening Horizons: 70 Years of the Tatnall School, named 2001’s Book of the Year from the Delaware Press Association. In 2015, she was accepted at the Bread Loaf Environmental Writing workshop, where she studied with acclaimed nature writer Scott Russell Sanders. In 2016, she was named the Delaware Division of the Arts Fellow in creative non-fiction, established. She teaches creative writing, environmental literature, and business writing at the University of Delaware, and is currently working on a book about her month-long boat trip down the Missouri River.

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Damsels Not In Distress

A modern female protagonist has dreams, solves crimes, falls in love, pursues a career, raises a family, participates in her community, enjoys life–all while navigating the various fictional conflicts thrown at her. This workshop will examine how to make a female character a realistic and appealing warrior woman. This session is for participants interested in fiction.

Instructor: Ramona DeFelice Long

Ramona DeFelice Long is a published author and professional editor who received the Delaware Division of the Arts’ 2016 Master Fellowship in Fiction. Her work in fiction, memoir, and creative nonfiction has been published in a variety of literary journals and magazines. She mentors writers in a daily Writing Hour group and teaches workshops on many aspects of writing, creativity, and publishing.

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The Art of Perspective

The success of any work of fiction or narrative nonfiction depends almost entirely on its narrative strategy. Not only which character(s) tell(s) the story, from what vantage point, in the past or present, but why those choices are optimal and how they contribute to the overall effect the author is aiming for. In this session, we will begin by defining narrative strategy, then discuss its relationship to an author’s choice of perspective and his/her manipulation of narrative distance. This session is for participants interested in fiction.

Instructor: Christopher Castellani

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Worth a Thousand Words: Making Poetry from Art

“Ekphrasis is, basically, ‘Description’ in Greek. An ‘ekphrastic’ poem is a vivid description of a scene or, more commonly, a work of art. Through the imaginative act of narrating and reflecting on the ‘action’ of a painting or sculpture, the poet may amplify and expand its meaning. A notable example is ‘Ode on a Grecian Urn,’ in which the poet John Keats speculates on the identity of the lovers who appear to dance and play music, simultaneously frozen in time and in perpetual motion…” ~Poetry Foundation, glossary term. In this workshop, we will do some practice exercises, talk about the definition and joys of Ekphrastic writing, and visit the Pre-Raphaelite Gallery to write about a work of art of our choosing. This is a kick-start for any poet that can be used for years to come. This session is for participants interested in poetry.

Instructor: Lisa Lutwyche

Lisa Lutwyche received an MFA in Creative Writing from Goddard College (Vermont) in 2013. Poet, artist, produced playwright, writer, and actor, she has been anthologized and published across the US and in the UK since the 1990s; Mad Poets Review; Minerva Rising; In the Questions, Poetry By and About Strong Women; the cancer poetry project 2; Sparrow’s Trill; Fiction Vortex; and more. Lisa was nominated for a Pushcart Prize for her poetry in 2000 and again in 2015.

Lisa’s full-length book of poetry, A Difficult Animal, was Published by Saddle Road Press in 2016.

Her artwork has been used on the cover of several poetry collections, including Undoing Winter, by Shannon Connor Winward (Finishing Line Press), and Lisa’s own collection, A Difficult Animal. Lisa’s background includes a BFA in painting and a BA in art history, twenty-two years in architectural design, teaching creative writing at CCArts from 1992-2012 & teaching art and theatre to special needs adults since 2008. Her one-act play, Juggling Act, will be produced in Philadelphia this coming summer. Lisa is currently an adjunct Assistant Professor of English at Cecil College in Maryland.

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Exploring Delaware’s Literary History

Not only had American literary artists like Edgar Allan Poe, Mark Twain, Paul Laurence Dunbar, Hart Crane, and F. Scott Fitzgerald played roles in Delaware’s literary history, and interacted with our local poets and authors, our past literary artists also provided insights into our local and national social and cultural environment. Who were John Lofland, George Alfred Townsend, Margaret E. Chandler, Anne Parrish, John Biggs Jr, to name only a few? This workshop will explore Delaware’s rich literary tradition. Open to writers and non-writers.

Instructor: Steven Leech

Among the more than 400 published articles, stories and poems that Steven Leech has written are articles in mainstream magazines like Wilmington’s Out & About. He became editor of The Delaware Valley Star between 1976 and 1982, Wilmington’s only Black weekly newspaper. In 1980 he became an editor of the literary magazine Dreamstreets, a position he continues to hold. He also produced all of Dreamstreets’ radio productions. His op-ed articles have appeared in The Philadelphia Inquirer, The Wilmington News Journal, and The Delaware State News. Other articles have appeared in The Broadkill Review, as well as many other periodicals and small magazines. He has published six novels, as well as a few novellas, short fiction and non-fiction collections. He earned Individual Artist Fellowships in Literature from the Delaware Division of the Arts in 1993 and 2002.

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Docent Tour of The Original Mad Man: Illustrations by Mac Conner

This comprehensive and lively installation explores the work of one of America’s original “Mad Men.” McCauley (“Mac”) Conner (born 1913) created advertising campaigns for a variety of products during the decade when the advertising industry was at its height and centered on Madison Avenue. His illustrations for leading women’s magazines such as Redbook and McCall’s animated a wide range of popular literature, from romantic fiction and detective stories, to topics of import such as Cold War anxiety and juvenile delinquency. His work is a “time capsule” of an era when commercial artists helped to redefine American style and culture.

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Spoken Word Poetry

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Instructors: Nnamdi Chukwuocha and Al Mills, Delaware’s Twin Poets Laureate

The Twin Poets have won many awards for their work including the Village Award from the Delaware Department of Services for Children, Youth and their Families (2006), Bank of America’s Local Heroes Award (2006), Citizens of the Year from Omega Psi Phi Fraternity (2006), Christi Award for Community Service through the Arts (2005), Mentors of the Year from the City of Wilmington (1998), The Mayors Award for Service to Children (1997), and Outstanding Young Wilmingtonian Award for Community Service (1997).

The Twin Poets have also been featured on the Peabody Award-winning HBO program Def Poetry, BET’s Lyric Café, and NPR’s Poetic License, and they are the subject of a Hearts and Minds Films documentary called Why I Write. They have toured nationally and internationally, most recently with the Poetically Incorrect Tour.

The Twin Poets have authored several poetry books and have been included in many anthologies. Their latest work, a children’s book entitled Homework For Breakfast, is illustrated by Robyn Phillips-Pendleton and is scheduled for release in 2016 (Mariposa Ranch Press).

Nnamdi Chukwuocha is a member of the Wilmington City Council and chairs the city’s Education, Youth and Families committee. He is a community-based social worker who sits on an array of boards and commissions including the Sustainable Energy & Utilities Commission and the Wilmington Education Improvement Commission. Chukwuocha has well over 30 years’ experience in the nonprofit world, was recently awarded the Wilmington Urban League’s Martin Luther King, Jr. Award, and has been recognized as an outstanding Delaware State University Alumni. Photo Credit: Cylinda McCloud-Keal

Al Mills is a community-based social worker deeply rooted in the juvenile justice system. Mills has designed and led organizations that provide services for delinquent youth and their families. As a therapist, he serves New Castle County Delaware’s Multisystemic Therapy Services. Mills is a certified A.R.T. therapist, and takes pride in his efforts to utilize art as a tool for foundational change in youth, families, communities, and our society. A cofounder of G.O.A.L.S., and S.Y.A.-Tutoring and Mentoring Programs in Wilmington, Mills is also an honored army veteran who served in Iraq and speaks about his struggles with PTSD as a result of the war.

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Novel Inspirations

In this creativity workshop, we will explore your idea for a novel or short story and all the directions it may go, using guidance from Jamie Wyeth’s working sketches and how he fleshed out a painting step by step. Participants will leave the workshop with a better understanding of how stories are layered. This session is for participants interested in fiction.

Instructor: Ramona DeFelice Long

Ramona DeFelice Long is a published author and professional editor who received the Delaware Division of the Arts’ 2016 Master Fellowship in Fiction. Her work in fiction, memoir, and creative nonfiction have been published in a variety of literary journals and magazines. She mentors writers in a daily Writing Hour group and teaches workshops on many aspects of writing, creativity, and publishing.

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The 90-Minute MFA in Short Fiction

We will discuss the major elements of short stories, including character, setting, and dialogue.  We will also discuss flash fiction.  The group will look at some examples of published stories and engage in writing exercises. This workshop is intended for writers of all skill levels to demystify the writing process and to amplify the individual elements that make stories work. This session is for participants interested in fiction.

Instructor: Dennis Lawson

Dennis Lawson received an MFA in Creative Writing from Rutgers-Camden. His fiction has appeared in the Fox Chase Review, the Rehoboth Beach Reads anthology series, and the crime collection Insidious Assassins.  In 2014, he received an Individual Artist Fellowship from the Delaware Division of the Arts as the Emerging Artist in Fiction.  He is an Adjunct Instructor at Wilmington University.

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Shattering Time: Alternate Structures for Personal Essay and Memoir

One of the biggest difficulties for those writing creative nonfiction–whether a single personal essay or a full-length memoir– is how to structure the experience, which often centers around a significant person or event. Typically writers “begin at the beginning” and move chronologically though time, adhering to the order of events as they happened. Often, though, this chronological time line creates the organizational problems that so overwhelm the writer. Participants in this workshop will learn a number of unique, fun, alternatives to the chronological time line–along with examples–that will infuse new life–and structure–into the personal essay or memoir. This session is for participants interested in creative nonfiction or memoir.

Instructor: Maribeth Fischer

Maribeth Fischer is the author of  two novels, The Language of Goodbye (Dutton 2001), and The Life You Longed For (Simon & Schuster, 2007) She has published essays in such journals as The Iowa Review, Creative Nonfiction and The Yale  Review and  has received two Pushcart Prizes for her essays: “Stillborn,” 1994 and “The Fiction Writer,” 2014. Maribeth founded the Rehoboth Beach Writers’ Guild (RBWG) in 2005, where she currently serves as Executive Director. She teaches classes in both novel writing and creative nonfiction for the RBWG.

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Picture It! Using Collage to Shape Your Story

How do visuals inform and inspire our writing? In this workshop, we would use found images via magazines, art catalogues, and other print media to create a collage that represents a work of fiction. We can examine collages, brainstorm ideas for a piece of fiction (either short fiction or a larger work) and then use the collages to inspire an original piece of work started in class. This session is for participants interested in fiction.

Instructor: Jessa Mendez

Jessa Marie Mendez is a Nuyorican writer and editor currently living in Wilmington, Delaware. Her most recent project, Rough Magick, an anthology that she co-edited with award-winning author Francesca Lia Block, was included in Luna Luna Magazine’s roundup, “40 Books Published in 2015 That Should Be On Your Shelf.” She has appeared in the Wilmington edition of the national reading series Listen to Your Mother and performed original work at the Delaware Art Museum in partnership with the Latin American Community Center and Delaware Shakespeare Festival. Jessa also recently served as the Production Manager of Delaware Shakespeare Festival’s inaugural Fall Tour, which brought performances of Pericles, Prince of Tyre to underserved communities throughout the state, and is passionate about fostering diverse, inclusive arts programs. She is currently working on her first novel.

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Questions? Contact Molly Giordano, Director of Development and External Affairs, at mgiordano@delart.org or 302.351.8515.

Sponsors

This program is partially funded by a grant from the Delaware Humanities Forum, a state program of the National Endowment for the Humanities. Additional support was provided, in part, by a grant from the Delaware Division of the Arts, a state agency, in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts. The Division promotes Delaware arts events on www.DelawareScene.com.

  Delaware Division of the Arts

Yoga in the Garden
Jun 24 @ 9:00 am
Yoga in the Garden

Select Saturdays, May – June 

Leading up to our summer exhibition, Craig Colorusso: Sound + Light, the Museum will be hosting bi-monthly yoga sessions in the Copeland Sculpture Garden. All ages welcome, some child-size mats available for use; adults please bring your own.

May 13: Led by Jason Aviles of Flyogi
May 27: Led by Hunter Clarke-Fields
June 10: Led by Jason Aviles of Flyogi
June 24: Led by Hunter Clarke-Fields

Highlights Tour
Jun 24 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Highlights Tour

Docents lead public tours every weekend. On Saturdays and Sundays, there is a Highlights tour focusing on the Museum’s collection at 1:00 p.m.

Exhibition Tour
Jun 24 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Exhibition Tour

Docents lead public tours every weekend. On Saturdays and Sundays, there is a tour of a particular exhibition at 2:00 p.m.

Jun
25
Sun
A Day of Women’s Performances
Jun 25 @ 10:30 am – 4:00 pm
A Day of Women’s Performances

Presented by the Regional Center for Women in the Arts

Join the Regional Center for Women in the Arts in celebrating the performances of local women artists with live poetry, a one-act play, and a contemporary dance performances. A detailed schedule is available online. Participants are invited to stay for an afternoon reception with light refreshments and snacks.

Featured Artists

Pieces of a Dream, Inc. Executive and Artistic Director Ashley K. Davis
Poets Kristine Ervin, Cathleen Cohen, and Brigette Goutal
Screenwriter Susan Cain McQuilkin & Director Susan Beth Lehman

Schedule

10:30 am  Poetry Readings
11:40 am – Dance Performance I
1:10 pm – Dance Performance II
1:30 pm – Stage Play Reading
2:30 pm – Dance Performance III
3:00 pm – 4:00 pm – Reception – Light refreshments and snacks available

CONNECTED SERIES

Connected programs are produced by the community, for the community. All events are free and open to the public. Click here for more information.

Kids’ Corner Creativity Hours
Jun 25 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Kids’ Corner Creativity Hours

During Creativity Hours, families are invited to explore the new installation in Kids’ Corner, “Lenny the Ice Cream Man,” and create ice cream magnets to take home. Recommended for all ages. 

Highlights Tour
Jun 25 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Highlights Tour

Docents lead public tours every weekend. On Saturdays and Sundays, there is a Highlights tour focusing on the Museum’s collection at 1:00 p.m.

Exhibition Tour
Jun 25 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Exhibition Tour

Docents lead public tours every weekend. On Saturdays and Sundays, there is a tour of a particular exhibition at 2:00 p.m.

Jun
27
Tue
Using Improv Comedy in the Classroom
Jun 27 @ 9:00 am – 4:30 pm
Using Improv Comedy in the Classroom

This workshop will introduce participants to games improv actors use to develop their ability to respond authentically to other actors and prompts in the moment. Learn how improvisational games and exercises can help your students become more engaged in classroom discussion, think out of the box when problem solving, improve concentration, channel energy and become more willing to take risks. Participants will receive 6.5 credit hours for this workshop.

To Register: Call Delaware Teacher Center 302.736.6723.  A $40 deposit is required to register for this workshop. The deposit will be returned at the workshop. This workshop is offered in partnership with Delaware Institute for the Arts in Education, Delaware Art Museum, Delaware Division of the Arts. Questions? Contact jwwdiae@udel.edu.

Jun
29
Thu
Summer Happy Hours
Jun 29 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Summer Happy Hours

Loosen up after a long day with a retro-inspired happy hour by Toscana and Mad Men-era illustrations on view in the exhibition The Original Mad Man: Illustrations by Mac Conner. Mingle with friends outside on the terrace or come indoors to tour the galleries.

Special Themed Nights

June 29, July 6, and July 13: Seth Tillman on vocals and acoustic guitar
July 27: Game night
August 31: Doggy Day with doggy treats

Jun
30
Fri
Glory of Stories
Jun 30 @ 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.

April 14 Art Dog by Thacher Hurd
April 21 Planting a Rainbow by Lois Ehlert
April 28 Quest by Aaron Becker

May 5 Spicy Hot Colors: Colores Picantes by Sherry Shahan
May 12 Mama, Do You Love Me? by Barbara M. Joosse
May 19* Special Edition: Storyteller-in-Residence
May 26 Rainbow Fish by Marcus Pfister

June 2 Pool by Jihyeon Lee
June 9 Marguerite Makes a Bookby Bruce Robertson
June 16 Thunder Boy Jr. by Sherman Alexie
June 23 Chameleon’s Colors by Chisato Tashiro
June 30 Swirl by swirl by Joyce Sidman and Beth Krommes

July 7 Little Blue and Little Yellow by Leo Lionni
July 14 Flyaway Katie by Polly Dunbar
July 21 Waiting for Wings by Lois Ehlert
July 28 Going Places by Peter and Paul Reynolds

August 4 The Artist Who Painted A Blue Horse by Eric Carle
August 11 Little Cloud by Eric Carle
August 18 Rosie Revere Engineer by Andrea Beaty – In conjunction with Longwood Gardens’ Community Read
August 25 Beautiful Oops! by Barney Saltzberg

*On May 19, families are invited to join with school audiences as our Storyteller-in-Residence, Jeff Hopkins, brings museum stories to life. Free.

Group Reservations

Group tour reservations are required for groups of 10 or more children.
Chaperone guidelines and admission rates apply to reserved group tours. Click here for more information.

Jul
1
Sat
Highlights Tour
Jul 1 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Highlights Tour

Docents lead public tours every weekend. On Saturdays and Sundays, there is a Highlights tour focusing on the Museum’s collection at 1:00 p.m.

Exhibition Tour
Jul 1 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Exhibition Tour

Docents lead public tours every weekend. On Saturdays and Sundays, there is a tour of a particular exhibition at 2:00 p.m.

Jul
2
Sun
Kids’ Corner Creativity Hours
Jul 2 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Kids’ Corner Creativity Hours

During Creativity Hours, families are invited to explore the new installation in Kids’ Corner, “Lenny the Ice Cream Man,” and create ice cream magnets to take home. Recommended for all ages. 

Highlights Tour
Jul 2 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Highlights Tour

Docents lead public tours every weekend. On Saturdays and Sundays, there is a Highlights tour focusing on the Museum’s collection at 1:00 p.m.

Exhibition Tour
Jul 2 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Exhibition Tour

Docents lead public tours every weekend. On Saturdays and Sundays, there is a tour of a particular exhibition at 2:00 p.m.

Jul
6
Thu
Summer Happy Hours
Jul 6 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Summer Happy Hours

Loosen up after a long day with a retro-inspired happy hour by Toscana and Mad Men-era illustrations on view in the exhibition The Original Mad Man: Illustrations by Mac Conner. Mingle with friends outside on the terrace or come indoors to tour the galleries.

Special Themed Nights

June 29, July 6, and July 13: Seth Tillman on vocals and acoustic guitar
July 27: Game night
August 31: Doggy Day with doggy treats

Jul
7
Fri
Glory of Stories
Jul 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.

April 14 Art Dog by Thacher Hurd
April 21 Planting a Rainbow by Lois Ehlert
April 28 Quest by Aaron Becker

May 5 Spicy Hot Colors: Colores Picantes by Sherry Shahan
May 12 Mama, Do You Love Me? by Barbara M. Joosse
May 19* Special Edition: Storyteller-in-Residence
May 26 Rainbow Fish by Marcus Pfister

June 2 Pool by Jihyeon Lee
June 9 Marguerite Makes a Bookby Bruce Robertson
June 16 Thunder Boy Jr. by Sherman Alexie
June 23 Chameleon’s Colors by Chisato Tashiro
June 30 Swirl by swirl by Joyce Sidman and Beth Krommes

July 7 Little Blue and Little Yellow by Leo Lionni
July 14 Flyaway Katie by Polly Dunbar
July 21 Waiting for Wings by Lois Ehlert
July 28 Going Places by Peter and Paul Reynolds

August 4 The Artist Who Painted A Blue Horse by Eric Carle
August 11 Little Cloud by Eric Carle
August 18 Rosie Revere Engineer by Andrea Beaty – In conjunction with Longwood Gardens’ Community Read
August 25 Beautiful Oops! by Barney Saltzberg

*On May 19, families are invited to join with school audiences as our Storyteller-in-Residence, Jeff Hopkins, brings museum stories to life. Free.

Group Reservations

Group tour reservations are required for groups of 10 or more children.
Chaperone guidelines and admission rates apply to reserved group tours. Click here for more information.

Art is Tasty
Jul 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).

2017 Topics

January 6: *Self-Portrait Painting Sally, Milton Avery
February 3: Tar Beach 2, Faith Ringgold
March 3: Glorious Guendolen’s Golden Hair and The Arming of a Knight, William Morris and Dante Gabriel Rossetti
April 7:  “Demetrius, ‘Thou runaway, thou coward, art thou fled’”, W. Heath Robinson
May 5: In the Park, Bernie Felch
June 2: Trout Fishing, “The Screecher,” Lake Rossignol, Nova Scotia, George Luks
July 7: Illustration for “How Do You Love Me” in Woman’s Home Companion, Mac Connor
August 4Luncheon on the Rocks, James Valerio
September 1: *The Silver Vase, Lilla Cabot Perry
October 6: Open No. 12 in Raw Sienna with Gray, Robert Motherwell
November 3: Dance at Cochiti Pueblo, John Sloan
December 1: The Burning Ship and An Attack on a Galleon, Howard Pyle

*Not part of Delaware Art Museum permanent collection.

April 7: The William Heath Robinson Trust
July 7: © Mac Conner. Courtesy of the artist

Jul
8
Sat
Highlights Tour
Jul 8 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Highlights Tour

Docents lead public tours every weekend. On Saturdays and Sundays, there is a Highlights tour focusing on the Museum’s collection at 1:00 p.m.

Exhibition Tour
Jul 8 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Exhibition Tour

Docents lead public tours every weekend. On Saturdays and Sundays, there is a tour of a particular exhibition at 2:00 p.m.

Jul
9
Sun
Kids’ Corner Creativity Hours
Jul 9 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Kids’ Corner Creativity Hours

During Creativity Hours, families are invited to explore the new installation in Kids’ Corner, “Lenny the Ice Cream Man,” and create ice cream magnets to take home. Recommended for all ages. 

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

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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! This series is sponsored by AT&T. Recommended for ages 6+ and adults.

May 14 Art for Mom
June 11 Kid-made Books
July 9 Drawing Big & Bold
August 13 Clay Play

Highlights Tour
Jul 9 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Highlights Tour

Docents lead public tours every weekend. On Saturdays and Sundays, there is a Highlights tour focusing on the Museum’s collection at 1:00 p.m.

Exhibition Tour
Jul 9 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Exhibition Tour

Docents lead public tours every weekend. On Saturdays and Sundays, there is a tour of a particular exhibition at 2:00 p.m.

Jul
13
Thu
Summer Happy Hours
Jul 13 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Summer Happy Hours

Loosen up after a long day with a retro-inspired happy hour by Toscana and Mad Men-era illustrations on view in the exhibition The Original Mad Man: Illustrations by Mac Conner. Mingle with friends outside on the terrace or come indoors to tour the galleries.

Special Themed Nights

June 29, July 6, and July 13: Seth Tillman on vocals and acoustic guitar
July 27: Game night
August 31: Doggy Day with doggy treats

Jul
14
Fri
Craig Colorusso: Sound + Light Programs
Jul 14 all-day
Craig Colorusso: Sound + Light Programs

Throughout the installation of Craig Colorusso: Sound + Light in the Copeland Sculpture Garden, the Museum will host yoga, tai chi, artist chats, interactive installations, and more. Programs will be held outdoors pending weather.

Day 1: Friday, July 14

5:30 a.m. Sunrise Yoga
8:30 p.m. CUBEMUSIC Labyrinth Installation and Artist Chat: SOUND

Day 2: Saturday, July 15

9:00 a.m. Family Yoga in the Garden with Jason Aviles
9:00 a.m. Adult Yoga in the Garden with Hunter Clarke-Fields

The Thronson Café will open at 10:00 a.m. with a selection of healthy breakfast and snack options. Bring your own mat or borrow one from the Museum (limited supply available).

Day 3: Sunday, July 16

7:30 p.m. Sunset Meditations on Mindfulness – Meditative practice and discussion about work/life balance.

Day 4: Monday, July 17

Noon Mid-day Mindfulness: Tai Chi

Day 5: Tuesday, July 18

Noon Mid-day Mindfulness: Yoga

Day 6: Wednesday, July 19

Noon Mid-day Mindfulness: Tai Chi

Day 7: Thursday, July 20

Noon Mid-day Mindfulness: Yoga
8:30 p.m. CUBEMUSIC Labyrinth Installation and Artist Chat: LIGHT

Day 8: Friday, July 21

Noon Mid-day Mindfulness: Tai Chi

Day 9: Saturday, July 22

9:00 a.m. Family Yoga in the Garden with Jason Aviles
9:00 a.m. Adult Yoga in the Garden with Hunter Clarke-Fields

The Thronson Café will open at 10:00 a.m. with a selection of healthy breakfast and snack options. Bring your own mat or borrow one from the Museum (limited supply available).

Day 10: Sunday, July 23

8:00 p.m. Sunset Yoga
9:00 p.m. CUBEMUSIC Labyrinth Installation and Artist Chat: SCULPTURE

Glory of Stories
Jul 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.

April 14 Art Dog by Thacher Hurd
April 21 Planting a Rainbow by Lois Ehlert
April 28 Quest by Aaron Becker

May 5 Spicy Hot Colors: Colores Picantes by Sherry Shahan
May 12 Mama, Do You Love Me? by Barbara M. Joosse
May 19* Special Edition: Storyteller-in-Residence
May 26 Rainbow Fish by Marcus Pfister

June 2 Pool by Jihyeon Lee
June 9 Marguerite Makes a Bookby Bruce Robertson
June 16 Thunder Boy Jr. by Sherman Alexie
June 23 Chameleon’s Colors by Chisato Tashiro
June 30 Swirl by swirl by Joyce Sidman and Beth Krommes

July 7 Little Blue and Little Yellow by Leo Lionni
July 14 Flyaway Katie by Polly Dunbar
July 21 Waiting for Wings by Lois Ehlert
July 28 Going Places by Peter and Paul Reynolds

August 4 The Artist Who Painted A Blue Horse by Eric Carle
August 11 Little Cloud by Eric Carle
August 18 Rosie Revere Engineer by Andrea Beaty – In conjunction with Longwood Gardens’ Community Read
August 25 Beautiful Oops! by Barney Saltzberg

*On May 19, families are invited to join with school audiences as our Storyteller-in-Residence, Jeff Hopkins, brings museum stories to life. Free.

Group Reservations

Group tour reservations are required for groups of 10 or more children.
Chaperone guidelines and admission rates apply to reserved group tours. Click here for more information.

Artini
Jul 14 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Artini

Unwind on a Friday night sipping a Mad Men-era cocktail and getting in touch with your creative side. In this laid-back workshop, students will complete a painting inspired by retro patterns and prints. Supplies, beer, wine, and light snacks provided. Must be 21 or older to participate. 

Clay Date
Jul 14 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

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Clay Date is back! Mix, mingle, and get a little messy in the Museum’s ceramics studio. Participants will experiment with clay and complete a functional piece of pottery that the Museum will glaze.

No experience necessary; beer, wine, and light refreshments provided. Must be 21+. 

Jul
15
Sat
Craig Colorusso: Sound + Light Programs
Jul 15 all-day
Craig Colorusso: Sound + Light Programs

Throughout the installation of Craig Colorusso: Sound + Light in the Copeland Sculpture Garden, the Museum will host yoga, tai chi, artist chats, interactive installations, and more. Programs will be held outdoors pending weather.

Day 1: Friday, July 14

5:30 a.m. Sunrise Yoga
8:30 p.m. CUBEMUSIC Labyrinth Installation and Artist Chat: SOUND

Day 2: Saturday, July 15

9:00 a.m. Family Yoga in the Garden with Jason Aviles
9:00 a.m. Adult Yoga in the Garden with Hunter Clarke-Fields

The Thronson Café will open at 10:00 a.m. with a selection of healthy breakfast and snack options. Bring your own mat or borrow one from the Museum (limited supply available).

Day 3: Sunday, July 16

7:30 p.m. Sunset Meditations on Mindfulness – Meditative practice and discussion about work/life balance.

Day 4: Monday, July 17

Noon Mid-day Mindfulness: Tai Chi

Day 5: Tuesday, July 18

Noon Mid-day Mindfulness: Yoga

Day 6: Wednesday, July 19

Noon Mid-day Mindfulness: Tai Chi

Day 7: Thursday, July 20

Noon Mid-day Mindfulness: Yoga
8:30 p.m. CUBEMUSIC Labyrinth Installation and Artist Chat: LIGHT

Day 8: Friday, July 21

Noon Mid-day Mindfulness: Tai Chi

Day 9: Saturday, July 22

9:00 a.m. Family Yoga in the Garden with Jason Aviles
9:00 a.m. Adult Yoga in the Garden with Hunter Clarke-Fields

The Thronson Café will open at 10:00 a.m. with a selection of healthy breakfast and snack options. Bring your own mat or borrow one from the Museum (limited supply available).

Day 10: Sunday, July 23

8:00 p.m. Sunset Yoga
9:00 p.m. CUBEMUSIC Labyrinth Installation and Artist Chat: SCULPTURE

Highlights Tour
Jul 15 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Highlights Tour

Docents lead public tours every weekend. On Saturdays and Sundays, there is a Highlights tour focusing on the Museum’s collection at 1:00 p.m.

Exhibition Tour
Jul 15 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Exhibition Tour

Docents lead public tours every weekend. On Saturdays and Sundays, there is a tour of a particular exhibition at 2:00 p.m.

Jul
16
Sun
Craig Colorusso: Sound + Light Programs
Jul 16 all-day
Craig Colorusso: Sound + Light Programs

Throughout the installation of Craig Colorusso: Sound + Light in the Copeland Sculpture Garden, the Museum will host yoga, tai chi, artist chats, interactive installations, and more. Programs will be held outdoors pending weather.

Day 1: Friday, July 14

5:30 a.m. Sunrise Yoga
8:30 p.m. CUBEMUSIC Labyrinth Installation and Artist Chat: SOUND

Day 2: Saturday, July 15

9:00 a.m. Family Yoga in the Garden with Jason Aviles
9:00 a.m. Adult Yoga in the Garden with Hunter Clarke-Fields

The Thronson Café will open at 10:00 a.m. with a selection of healthy breakfast and snack options. Bring your own mat or borrow one from the Museum (limited supply available).

Day 3: Sunday, July 16

7:30 p.m. Sunset Meditations on Mindfulness – Meditative practice and discussion about work/life balance.

Day 4: Monday, July 17

Noon Mid-day Mindfulness: Tai Chi

Day 5: Tuesday, July 18

Noon Mid-day Mindfulness: Yoga

Day 6: Wednesday, July 19

Noon Mid-day Mindfulness: Tai Chi

Day 7: Thursday, July 20

Noon Mid-day Mindfulness: Yoga
8:30 p.m. CUBEMUSIC Labyrinth Installation and Artist Chat: LIGHT

Day 8: Friday, July 21

Noon Mid-day Mindfulness: Tai Chi

Day 9: Saturday, July 22

9:00 a.m. Family Yoga in the Garden with Jason Aviles
9:00 a.m. Adult Yoga in the Garden with Hunter Clarke-Fields

The Thronson Café will open at 10:00 a.m. with a selection of healthy breakfast and snack options. Bring your own mat or borrow one from the Museum (limited supply available).

Day 10: Sunday, July 23

8:00 p.m. Sunset Yoga
9:00 p.m. CUBEMUSIC Labyrinth Installation and Artist Chat: SCULPTURE

Kids’ Corner Creativity Hours
Jul 16 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Kids’ Corner Creativity Hours

During Creativity Hours, families are invited to explore the new installation in Kids’ Corner, “Lenny the Ice Cream Man,” and create ice cream magnets to take home. Recommended for all ages. 

Highlights Tour
Jul 16 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Highlights Tour

Docents lead public tours every weekend. On Saturdays and Sundays, there is a Highlights tour focusing on the Museum’s collection at 1:00 p.m.

Exhibition Tour
Jul 16 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Exhibition Tour

Docents lead public tours every weekend. On Saturdays and Sundays, there is a tour of a particular exhibition at 2:00 p.m.

Jul
17
Mon
Craig Colorusso: Sound + Light Programs
Jul 17 all-day
Craig Colorusso: Sound + Light Programs

Throughout the installation of Craig Colorusso: Sound + Light in the Copeland Sculpture Garden, the Museum will host yoga, tai chi, artist chats, interactive installations, and more. Programs will be held outdoors pending weather.

Day 1: Friday, July 14

5:30 a.m. Sunrise Yoga
8:30 p.m. CUBEMUSIC Labyrinth Installation and Artist Chat: SOUND

Day 2: Saturday, July 15

9:00 a.m. Family Yoga in the Garden with Jason Aviles
9:00 a.m. Adult Yoga in the Garden with Hunter Clarke-Fields

The Thronson Café will open at 10:00 a.m. with a selection of healthy breakfast and snack options. Bring your own mat or borrow one from the Museum (limited supply available).

Day 3: Sunday, July 16

7:30 p.m. Sunset Meditations on Mindfulness – Meditative practice and discussion about work/life balance.

Day 4: Monday, July 17

Noon Mid-day Mindfulness: Tai Chi

Day 5: Tuesday, July 18

Noon Mid-day Mindfulness: Yoga

Day 6: Wednesday, July 19

Noon Mid-day Mindfulness: Tai Chi

Day 7: Thursday, July 20

Noon Mid-day Mindfulness: Yoga
8:30 p.m. CUBEMUSIC Labyrinth Installation and Artist Chat: LIGHT

Day 8: Friday, July 21

Noon Mid-day Mindfulness: Tai Chi

Day 9: Saturday, July 22

9:00 a.m. Family Yoga in the Garden with Jason Aviles
9:00 a.m. Adult Yoga in the Garden with Hunter Clarke-Fields

The Thronson Café will open at 10:00 a.m. with a selection of healthy breakfast and snack options. Bring your own mat or borrow one from the Museum (limited supply available).

Day 10: Sunday, July 23

8:00 p.m. Sunset Yoga
9:00 p.m. CUBEMUSIC Labyrinth Installation and Artist Chat: SCULPTURE

Jul
18
Tue
Craig Colorusso: Sound + Light Programs
Jul 18 all-day
Craig Colorusso: Sound + Light Programs

Throughout the installation of Craig Colorusso: Sound + Light in the Copeland Sculpture Garden, the Museum will host yoga, tai chi, artist chats, interactive installations, and more. Programs will be held outdoors pending weather.

Day 1: Friday, July 14

5:30 a.m. Sunrise Yoga
8:30 p.m. CUBEMUSIC Labyrinth Installation and Artist Chat: SOUND

Day 2: Saturday, July 15

9:00 a.m. Family Yoga in the Garden with Jason Aviles
9:00 a.m. Adult Yoga in the Garden with Hunter Clarke-Fields

The Thronson Café will open at 10:00 a.m. with a selection of healthy breakfast and snack options. Bring your own mat or borrow one from the Museum (limited supply available).

Day 3: Sunday, July 16

7:30 p.m. Sunset Meditations on Mindfulness – Meditative practice and discussion about work/life balance.

Day 4: Monday, July 17

Noon Mid-day Mindfulness: Tai Chi

Day 5: Tuesday, July 18

Noon Mid-day Mindfulness: Yoga

Day 6: Wednesday, July 19

Noon Mid-day Mindfulness: Tai Chi

Day 7: Thursday, July 20

Noon Mid-day Mindfulness: Yoga
8:30 p.m. CUBEMUSIC Labyrinth Installation and Artist Chat: LIGHT

Day 8: Friday, July 21

Noon Mid-day Mindfulness: Tai Chi

Day 9: Saturday, July 22

9:00 a.m. Family Yoga in the Garden with Jason Aviles
9:00 a.m. Adult Yoga in the Garden with Hunter Clarke-Fields

The Thronson Café will open at 10:00 a.m. with a selection of healthy breakfast and snack options. Bring your own mat or borrow one from the Museum (limited supply available).

Day 10: Sunday, July 23

8:00 p.m. Sunset Yoga
9:00 p.m. CUBEMUSIC Labyrinth Installation and Artist Chat: SCULPTURE

Jul
19
Wed
Craig Colorusso: Sound + Light Programs
Jul 19 all-day
Craig Colorusso: Sound + Light Programs

Throughout the installation of Craig Colorusso: Sound + Light in the Copeland Sculpture Garden, the Museum will host yoga, tai chi, artist chats, interactive installations, and more. Programs will be held outdoors pending weather.

Day 1: Friday, July 14

5:30 a.m. Sunrise Yoga
8:30 p.m. CUBEMUSIC Labyrinth Installation and Artist Chat: SOUND

Day 2: Saturday, July 15

9:00 a.m. Family Yoga in the Garden with Jason Aviles
9:00 a.m. Adult Yoga in the Garden with Hunter Clarke-Fields

The Thronson Café will open at 10:00 a.m. with a selection of healthy breakfast and snack options. Bring your own mat or borrow one from the Museum (limited supply available).

Day 3: Sunday, July 16

7:30 p.m. Sunset Meditations on Mindfulness – Meditative practice and discussion about work/life balance.

Day 4: Monday, July 17

Noon Mid-day Mindfulness: Tai Chi

Day 5: Tuesday, July 18

Noon Mid-day Mindfulness: Yoga

Day 6: Wednesday, July 19

Noon Mid-day Mindfulness: Tai Chi

Day 7: Thursday, July 20

Noon Mid-day Mindfulness: Yoga
8:30 p.m. CUBEMUSIC Labyrinth Installation and Artist Chat: LIGHT

Day 8: Friday, July 21

Noon Mid-day Mindfulness: Tai Chi

Day 9: Saturday, July 22

9:00 a.m. Family Yoga in the Garden with Jason Aviles
9:00 a.m. Adult Yoga in the Garden with Hunter Clarke-Fields

The Thronson Café will open at 10:00 a.m. with a selection of healthy breakfast and snack options. Bring your own mat or borrow one from the Museum (limited supply available).

Day 10: Sunday, July 23

8:00 p.m. Sunset Yoga
9:00 p.m. CUBEMUSIC Labyrinth Installation and Artist Chat: SCULPTURE

Jul
20
Thu
Craig Colorusso: Sound + Light Programs
Jul 20 all-day
Craig Colorusso: Sound + Light Programs

Throughout the installation of Craig Colorusso: Sound + Light in the Copeland Sculpture Garden, the Museum will host yoga, tai chi, artist chats, interactive installations, and more. Programs will be held outdoors pending weather.

Day 1: Friday, July 14

5:30 a.m. Sunrise Yoga
8:30 p.m. CUBEMUSIC Labyrinth Installation and Artist Chat: SOUND

Day 2: Saturday, July 15

9:00 a.m. Family Yoga in the Garden with Jason Aviles
9:00 a.m. Adult Yoga in the Garden with Hunter Clarke-Fields

The Thronson Café will open at 10:00 a.m. with a selection of healthy breakfast and snack options. Bring your own mat or borrow one from the Museum (limited supply available).

Day 3: Sunday, July 16

7:30 p.m. Sunset Meditations on Mindfulness – Meditative practice and discussion about work/life balance.

Day 4: Monday, July 17

Noon Mid-day Mindfulness: Tai Chi

Day 5: Tuesday, July 18

Noon Mid-day Mindfulness: Yoga

Day 6: Wednesday, July 19

Noon Mid-day Mindfulness: Tai Chi

Day 7: Thursday, July 20

Noon Mid-day Mindfulness: Yoga
8:30 p.m. CUBEMUSIC Labyrinth Installation and Artist Chat: LIGHT

Day 8: Friday, July 21

Noon Mid-day Mindfulness: Tai Chi

Day 9: Saturday, July 22

9:00 a.m. Family Yoga in the Garden with Jason Aviles
9:00 a.m. Adult Yoga in the Garden with Hunter Clarke-Fields

The Thronson Café will open at 10:00 a.m. with a selection of healthy breakfast and snack options. Bring your own mat or borrow one from the Museum (limited supply available).

Day 10: Sunday, July 23

8:00 p.m. Sunset Yoga
9:00 p.m. CUBEMUSIC Labyrinth Installation and Artist Chat: SCULPTURE

Summer Happy Hours
Jul 20 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Summer Happy Hours

Loosen up after a long day with a retro-inspired happy hour by Toscana and Mad Men-era illustrations on view in the exhibition The Original Mad Man: Illustrations by Mac Conner. Mingle with friends outside on the terrace or come indoors to tour the galleries.

Special Themed Nights

June 29, July 6, and July 13: Seth Tillman on vocals and acoustic guitar
July 27: Game night
August 31: Doggy Day with doggy treats

Member & Volunteer Appreciation Day: Members Picnic
Jul 20 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Member & Volunteer Appreciation Day: Members Picnic

Mark your calendars for the 2017 Museum Member Appreciation Days. Programs will include the second Annual Members Picnic in the Copeland Sculpture Garden and the always popular Ice Cream Social.

Jul
21
Fri
Craig Colorusso: Sound + Light Programs
Jul 21 all-day
Craig Colorusso: Sound + Light Programs

Throughout the installation of Craig Colorusso: Sound + Light in the Copeland Sculpture Garden, the Museum will host yoga, tai chi, artist chats, interactive installations, and more. Programs will be held outdoors pending weather.

Day 1: Friday, July 14

5:30 a.m. Sunrise Yoga
8:30 p.m. CUBEMUSIC Labyrinth Installation and Artist Chat: SOUND

Day 2: Saturday, July 15

9:00 a.m. Family Yoga in the Garden with Jason Aviles
9:00 a.m. Adult Yoga in the Garden with Hunter Clarke-Fields

The Thronson Café will open at 10:00 a.m. with a selection of healthy breakfast and snack options. Bring your own mat or borrow one from the Museum (limited supply available).

Day 3: Sunday, July 16

7:30 p.m. Sunset Meditations on Mindfulness – Meditative practice and discussion about work/life balance.

Day 4: Monday, July 17

Noon Mid-day Mindfulness: Tai Chi

Day 5: Tuesday, July 18

Noon Mid-day Mindfulness: Yoga

Day 6: Wednesday, July 19

Noon Mid-day Mindfulness: Tai Chi

Day 7: Thursday, July 20

Noon Mid-day Mindfulness: Yoga
8:30 p.m. CUBEMUSIC Labyrinth Installation and Artist Chat: LIGHT

Day 8: Friday, July 21

Noon Mid-day Mindfulness: Tai Chi

Day 9: Saturday, July 22

9:00 a.m. Family Yoga in the Garden with Jason Aviles
9:00 a.m. Adult Yoga in the Garden with Hunter Clarke-Fields

The Thronson Café will open at 10:00 a.m. with a selection of healthy breakfast and snack options. Bring your own mat or borrow one from the Museum (limited supply available).

Day 10: Sunday, July 23

8:00 p.m. Sunset Yoga
9:00 p.m. CUBEMUSIC Labyrinth Installation and Artist Chat: SCULPTURE

Glory of Stories
Jul 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.

April 14 Art Dog by Thacher Hurd
April 21 Planting a Rainbow by Lois Ehlert
April 28 Quest by Aaron Becker

May 5 Spicy Hot Colors: Colores Picantes by Sherry Shahan
May 12 Mama, Do You Love Me? by Barbara M. Joosse
May 19* Special Edition: Storyteller-in-Residence
May 26 Rainbow Fish by Marcus Pfister

June 2 Pool by Jihyeon Lee
June 9 Marguerite Makes a Bookby Bruce Robertson
June 16 Thunder Boy Jr. by Sherman Alexie
June 23 Chameleon’s Colors by Chisato Tashiro
June 30 Swirl by swirl by Joyce Sidman and Beth Krommes

July 7 Little Blue and Little Yellow by Leo Lionni
July 14 Flyaway Katie by Polly Dunbar
July 21 Waiting for Wings by Lois Ehlert
July 28 Going Places by Peter and Paul Reynolds

August 4 The Artist Who Painted A Blue Horse by Eric Carle
August 11 Little Cloud by Eric Carle
August 18 Rosie Revere Engineer by Andrea Beaty – In conjunction with Longwood Gardens’ Community Read
August 25 Beautiful Oops! by Barney Saltzberg

*On May 19, families are invited to join with school audiences as our Storyteller-in-Residence, Jeff Hopkins, brings museum stories to life. Free.

Group Reservations

Group tour reservations are required for groups of 10 or more children.
Chaperone guidelines and admission rates apply to reserved group tours. Click here for more information.

Jul
22
Sat
Craig Colorusso: Sound + Light Programs
Jul 22 all-day
Craig Colorusso: Sound + Light Programs

Throughout the installation of Craig Colorusso: Sound + Light in the Copeland Sculpture Garden, the Museum will host yoga, tai chi, artist chats, interactive installations, and more. Programs will be held outdoors pending weather.

Day 1: Friday, July 14

5:30 a.m. Sunrise Yoga
8:30 p.m. CUBEMUSIC Labyrinth Installation and Artist Chat: SOUND

Day 2: Saturday, July 15

9:00 a.m. Family Yoga in the Garden with Jason Aviles
9:00 a.m. Adult Yoga in the Garden with Hunter Clarke-Fields

The Thronson Café will open at 10:00 a.m. with a selection of healthy breakfast and snack options. Bring your own mat or borrow one from the Museum (limited supply available).

Day 3: Sunday, July 16

7:30 p.m. Sunset Meditations on Mindfulness – Meditative practice and discussion about work/life balance.

Day 4: Monday, July 17

Noon Mid-day Mindfulness: Tai Chi

Day 5: Tuesday, July 18

Noon Mid-day Mindfulness: Yoga

Day 6: Wednesday, July 19

Noon Mid-day Mindfulness: Tai Chi

Day 7: Thursday, July 20

Noon Mid-day Mindfulness: Yoga
8:30 p.m. CUBEMUSIC Labyrinth Installation and Artist Chat: LIGHT

Day 8: Friday, July 21

Noon Mid-day Mindfulness: Tai Chi

Day 9: Saturday, July 22

9:00 a.m. Family Yoga in the Garden with Jason Aviles
9:00 a.m. Adult Yoga in the Garden with Hunter Clarke-Fields

The Thronson Café will open at 10:00 a.m. with a selection of healthy breakfast and snack options. Bring your own mat or borrow one from the Museum (limited supply available).

Day 10: Sunday, July 23

8:00 p.m. Sunset Yoga
9:00 p.m. CUBEMUSIC Labyrinth Installation and Artist Chat: SCULPTURE

Highlights Tour
Jul 22 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Highlights Tour

Docents lead public tours every weekend. On Saturdays and Sundays, there is a Highlights tour focusing on the Museum’s collection at 1:00 p.m.

Member & Volunteer Appreciation Day: Ice Cream Social
Jul 22 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Member & Volunteer Appreciation Day: Ice Cream Social

Mark your calendars for the 2017 Museum Member Appreciation Days. Programs will include the second Annual Members Picnic in the Copeland Sculpture Garden and the always popular Ice Cream Social.

Exhibition Tour
Jul 22 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Exhibition Tour

Docents lead public tours every weekend. On Saturdays and Sundays, there is a tour of a particular exhibition at 2:00 p.m.

Jul
23
Sun
Craig Colorusso: Sound + Light Programs
Jul 23 all-day
Craig Colorusso: Sound + Light Programs

Throughout the installation of Craig Colorusso: Sound + Light in the Copeland Sculpture Garden, the Museum will host yoga, tai chi, artist chats, interactive installations, and more. Programs will be held outdoors pending weather.

Day 1: Friday, July 14

5:30 a.m. Sunrise Yoga
8:30 p.m. CUBEMUSIC Labyrinth Installation and Artist Chat: SOUND

Day 2: Saturday, July 15

9:00 a.m. Family Yoga in the Garden with Jason Aviles
9:00 a.m. Adult Yoga in the Garden with Hunter Clarke-Fields

The Thronson Café will open at 10:00 a.m. with a selection of healthy breakfast and snack options. Bring your own mat or borrow one from the Museum (limited supply available).

Day 3: Sunday, July 16

7:30 p.m. Sunset Meditations on Mindfulness – Meditative practice and discussion about work/life balance.

Day 4: Monday, July 17

Noon Mid-day Mindfulness: Tai Chi

Day 5: Tuesday, July 18

Noon Mid-day Mindfulness: Yoga

Day 6: Wednesday, July 19

Noon Mid-day Mindfulness: Tai Chi

Day 7: Thursday, July 20

Noon Mid-day Mindfulness: Yoga
8:30 p.m. CUBEMUSIC Labyrinth Installation and Artist Chat: LIGHT

Day 8: Friday, July 21

Noon Mid-day Mindfulness: Tai Chi

Day 9: Saturday, July 22

9:00 a.m. Family Yoga in the Garden with Jason Aviles
9:00 a.m. Adult Yoga in the Garden with Hunter Clarke-Fields

The Thronson Café will open at 10:00 a.m. with a selection of healthy breakfast and snack options. Bring your own mat or borrow one from the Museum (limited supply available).

Day 10: Sunday, July 23

8:00 p.m. Sunset Yoga
9:00 p.m. CUBEMUSIC Labyrinth Installation and Artist Chat: SCULPTURE

Kids’ Corner Creativity Hours
Jul 23 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Kids’ Corner Creativity Hours

During Creativity Hours, families are invited to explore the new installation in Kids’ Corner, “Lenny the Ice Cream Man,” and create ice cream magnets to take home. Recommended for all ages. 

Highlights Tour
Jul 23 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Highlights Tour

Docents lead public tours every weekend. On Saturdays and Sundays, there is a Highlights tour focusing on the Museum’s collection at 1:00 p.m.

Exhibition Tour
Jul 23 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Exhibition Tour

Docents lead public tours every weekend. On Saturdays and Sundays, there is a tour of a particular exhibition at 2:00 p.m.

Jul
27
Thu
Summer Happy Hours
Jul 27 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Summer Happy Hours

Loosen up after a long day with a retro-inspired happy hour by Toscana and Mad Men-era illustrations on view in the exhibition The Original Mad Man: Illustrations by Mac Conner. Mingle with friends outside on the terrace or come indoors to tour the galleries.

Special Themed Nights

June 29, July 6, and July 13: Seth Tillman on vocals and acoustic guitar
July 27: Game night
August 31: Doggy Day with doggy treats

Jul
28
Fri
Glory of Stories
Jul 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.

April 14 Art Dog by Thacher Hurd
April 21 Planting a Rainbow by Lois Ehlert
April 28 Quest by Aaron Becker

May 5 Spicy Hot Colors: Colores Picantes by Sherry Shahan
May 12 Mama, Do You Love Me? by Barbara M. Joosse
May 19* Special Edition: Storyteller-in-Residence
May 26 Rainbow Fish by Marcus Pfister

June 2 Pool by Jihyeon Lee
June 9 Marguerite Makes a Bookby Bruce Robertson
June 16 Thunder Boy Jr. by Sherman Alexie
June 23 Chameleon’s Colors by Chisato Tashiro
June 30 Swirl by swirl by Joyce Sidman and Beth Krommes

July 7 Little Blue and Little Yellow by Leo Lionni
July 14 Flyaway Katie by Polly Dunbar
July 21 Waiting for Wings by Lois Ehlert
July 28 Going Places by Peter and Paul Reynolds

August 4 The Artist Who Painted A Blue Horse by Eric Carle
August 11 Little Cloud by Eric Carle
August 18 Rosie Revere Engineer by Andrea Beaty – In conjunction with Longwood Gardens’ Community Read
August 25 Beautiful Oops! by Barney Saltzberg

*On May 19, families are invited to join with school audiences as our Storyteller-in-Residence, Jeff Hopkins, brings museum stories to life. Free.

Group Reservations

Group tour reservations are required for groups of 10 or more children.
Chaperone guidelines and admission rates apply to reserved group tours. Click here for more information.

Jul
29
Sat
Highlights Tour
Jul 29 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Highlights Tour

Docents lead public tours every weekend. On Saturdays and Sundays, there is a Highlights tour focusing on the Museum’s collection at 1:00 p.m.

Exhibition Tour
Jul 29 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Exhibition Tour

Docents lead public tours every weekend. On Saturdays and Sundays, there is a tour of a particular exhibition at 2:00 p.m.

Jul
30
Sun
Kids’ Corner Creativity Hours
Jul 30 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Kids’ Corner Creativity Hours

During Creativity Hours, families are invited to explore the new installation in Kids’ Corner, “Lenny the Ice Cream Man,” and create ice cream magnets to take home. Recommended for all ages. 

Highlights Tour
Jul 30 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Highlights Tour

Docents lead public tours every weekend. On Saturdays and Sundays, there is a Highlights tour focusing on the Museum’s collection at 1:00 p.m.

Exhibition Tour
Jul 30 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Exhibition Tour

Docents lead public tours every weekend. On Saturdays and Sundays, there is a tour of a particular exhibition at 2:00 p.m.