PROGRAMS & EVENTS

Sep
1
Thu
Volunteer Information Reception
Sep 1 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Volunteer Information Reception

Interested in volunteering?

There are plenty of opportunities available. Join us at our first-ever Volunteer Information Reception on Thursday, September 1 from 5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. to learn more. Meet our staff, tour our galleries, have some refreshments, and find out how you can get involved.

Volunteers assist with special events, help facilitate family arts and crafts activities, and provide support with office needs and projects. Volunteers also receive special incentives. Ages 15 and older are welcome.

RSVP before August 28th and receive a free family pass. Please contact Marie Cordivano at mcordivano@delart.org or 302.351.8572 for more information.

Sep
2
Fri
Glory of Stories
Sep 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.

July 1 Last Stop on Market Street by Matt De La Peña
July 8 Extra Yarn by Mac Barnett
July 15 Duck on a Bike by David Shannon
July 22 Yesterday I had the Blues by Jeron Ashford Frame
July 29 Iggy Peck, Architect by Andrea Beaty

Aug 5 How I Became a Pirate by Melinda Long
Aug 12 My Heart is Like a Zoo by Michael Hall
Aug 19 The Incredible Book-Eating Boy by Oliver Jeffers
Aug 26 Miss Rumphius by Barbara Cooney

Sept 2 Chicka Chicka Boom Boom by Bill Martin Jr. and John Archambault
Sept 9 The Imaginary Garden by Andrew Larsen
Sept 16 I Ain’t Gonna Paint No More! by Karen Beaumont
Sept 23 Papa Gatto by Ruth Sanderson
Sept 30 The Art Lesson by Tomie dePaola

Oct 7 A Tree is nice by Janice May Udry
Oct 14 Mouse Paint by Ellen Stoll Walsh
Oct 21 A Bad Case of Stripes by David Shannon
Oct 28 The Little Old Lady Who Was Not Afraid of Anything by Linda Williams (Special Halloween edition: wear your costume!)

Nov4 Still Life Stew by Helena Clare Pittman
Nov 11 Flashlight by Lizi Boyd
Nov 18 The Stranger by Chris Van Allsburg
Nov 25 Bear Says Thanks by Karma Wilson

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

First Fridays of the month

Join us for this noontime lunch series on the first Friday of every month. Art is Tasty 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).

Upcoming Topics

August 5  Crying Giant, Tom Otterness
September 2  Tobacco Jars in the Form of a Bird, Robert Wallace Martin
October 7  The Springhouse, N. C. Wyeth
November 4  Enough with the Bubbles, Robert C. Jackson
December 2  Hans Brinker, Frank Earle Schoonover

Sep
3
Sat
Highlights Tour
Sep 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.

Exhibition Tour
Sep 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.

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

Don’t miss Kaleidoscope Cove in Kids’ Corner! This interactive installation— imagined by the Museum’s first Family-in-Residence, parents Ben and Eilish Volta and their two sons Milo and Thor—explores Howard Pyle’s work through a kaleidoscopic lens. The temporary installation features a cascading paper garland waterfall and a curtain of paper gold coins, a kid-sized geometric treasure cove, and details of Pyle’s work patterned on the walls. Kaleidoscope Cove will be on view through October 30, 2016.

Kids’ Corner Creativity Hours:
May-October: Thursdays, 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.; Fridays, 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.; and Sundays, Noon – 3:00 p.m.

During designated Creativity Hours, kids are invited to add materials to the evolving treasure cove and create their own kaleidoscopes. Families can also experience the Pyle galleries through the imagination of Milo and his gallery map while creating their own art-inspired maps.

Please help us keep Kaleidoscope Cove special for all families.   

  • Be gentle and safe while you explore the space.
  • Keep your feet on the floor while you play and explore.
  • Beanbags should stay on the ground for kids to sit down.
  • Put books and shapes away when you are finished for the day.
  • It’s always better when families stay and play together!

Explore Kaleidoscope Cove with your family. It’s Okay to touch, read, build, and play in this space. This is a good place to relax and take a break. Snacks are welcome.

SUPPORTERS

Kids’ Corner is supported by the Pollyanna Foundation.

Highlights Tour
Sep 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.

Exhibition Tour
Sep 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.

Sep
8
Thu
Sketch It!
Sep 8 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Sketch It!

Stop by the galleries to sketch, doodle, and draw together, inspired by the collection. Materials provided. All ages welcome.

 

Gallery Talk: Dark Humor
Sep 8 @ 6:00 pm
Gallery Talk: Dark Humor

Join the Museum’s 2015 Alfred Apple Jr. Curatorial Fellow Tiffany Barber as she shares her research and insights on contemporary black artists who employ subversive humor in their art. Registration recommended.

Sep
9
Fri
Glory of Stories
Sep 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.

July 1 Last Stop on Market Street by Matt De La Peña
July 8 Extra Yarn by Mac Barnett
July 15 Duck on a Bike by David Shannon
July 22 Yesterday I had the Blues by Jeron Ashford Frame
July 29 Iggy Peck, Architect by Andrea Beaty

Aug 5 How I Became a Pirate by Melinda Long
Aug 12 My Heart is Like a Zoo by Michael Hall
Aug 19 The Incredible Book-Eating Boy by Oliver Jeffers
Aug 26 Miss Rumphius by Barbara Cooney

Sept 2 Chicka Chicka Boom Boom by Bill Martin Jr. and John Archambault
Sept 9 The Imaginary Garden by Andrew Larsen
Sept 16 I Ain’t Gonna Paint No More! by Karen Beaumont
Sept 23 Papa Gatto by Ruth Sanderson
Sept 30 The Art Lesson by Tomie dePaola

Oct 7 A Tree is nice by Janice May Udry
Oct 14 Mouse Paint by Ellen Stoll Walsh
Oct 21 A Bad Case of Stripes by David Shannon
Oct 28 The Little Old Lady Who Was Not Afraid of Anything by Linda Williams (Special Halloween edition: wear your costume!)

Nov4 Still Life Stew by Helena Clare Pittman
Nov 11 Flashlight by Lizi Boyd
Nov 18 The Stranger by Chris Van Allsburg
Nov 25 Bear Says Thanks by Karma Wilson

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.

Creature Feature: Pixar Shorts in the Copeland Sculpture Garden
Sep 9 @ 6:30 pm – 8:45 pm

pixarshortsOutdoor artmaking: 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Film: 7:30 p.m. – 8:45 p.m.

Relax on the lawn and enjoy a family movie night! Join us for outside artmaking and stay to watch Pixar’s animated short films on an outdoor screen.

Sep
10
Sat
Highlights Tour
Sep 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.

Spotlight Tours
Sep 10 @ 1:00 pm
Spotlight Tours

New in 2016! 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.

Upcoming Topics

May 14: Face Off: Powerful Portraits
June 11: Modern Artists: New Directions, Old Influences
July 9: Embrace the Shape: Sculpture Unveiled
August 13: The Many Looks of Love in Art
September 10: Howard Pyle: Giant of the Brandywine
October 8: Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood Artists: Rebels with a Cause
November 12: Face Off: Powerful Portraits

Exhibition Tour
Sep 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.

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

Don’t miss Kaleidoscope Cove in Kids’ Corner! This interactive installation— imagined by the Museum’s first Family-in-Residence, parents Ben and Eilish Volta and their two sons Milo and Thor—explores Howard Pyle’s work through a kaleidoscopic lens. The temporary installation features a cascading paper garland waterfall and a curtain of paper gold coins, a kid-sized geometric treasure cove, and details of Pyle’s work patterned on the walls. Kaleidoscope Cove will be on view through October 30, 2016.

Kids’ Corner Creativity Hours:
May-October: Thursdays, 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.; Fridays, 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.; and Sundays, Noon – 3:00 p.m.

During designated Creativity Hours, kids are invited to add materials to the evolving treasure cove and create their own kaleidoscopes. Families can also experience the Pyle galleries through the imagination of Milo and his gallery map while creating their own art-inspired maps.

Please help us keep Kaleidoscope Cove special for all families.   

  • Be gentle and safe while you explore the space.
  • Keep your feet on the floor while you play and explore.
  • Beanbags should stay on the ground for kids to sit down.
  • Put books and shapes away when you are finished for the day.
  • It’s always better when families stay and play together!

Explore Kaleidoscope Cove with your family. It’s Okay to touch, read, build, and play in this space. This is a good place to relax and take a break. Snacks are welcome.

SUPPORTERS

Kids’ Corner is supported by the Pollyanna Foundation.

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

IMG_1627-1Second Sundays

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.

July 10 Black, white, and read all over: Comic strips
Aug 14 Make-believe creatures
Sept 11 Outdoor Art
Oct 9 Special Halloween Edition: Costume Workshop
Nov 13 Clay Figures

 

Dark Humor Panel Discussion: Joyce J. Scott, Lori Crawford, and Tiffany Barber
Sep 11 @ 1:00 pm
Dark Humor Panel Discussion: Joyce J. Scott, Lori Crawford, and Tiffany Barber

Join artists Joyce J. Scott and Lori Crawford and the Museum’s Alfred Appel Jr. Curatorial Fellow Tiffany Barber for a profound discussion around how contemporary black artists use subversive humor in art. This panel is moderated by Julie McGee, the University of Delaware’s, Associate Professor of Black American Studies and former University Museums’ Curator of African American Art (2008-16).  Panelists will discuss their work and address themes represented in the exhibition Dark Humor that question history, identity, viewer expectations, and the currency of cultural and racial stereotypes.

Exhibition Tour
Sep 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.

Sep
15
Thu
Bus Trip to the Baltimore Museum of Art
Sep 15 all-day
Bus Trip to the Baltimore Museum of Art

Join fellow Members of Delaware Art Museum for a special opportunity to visit the newly renovated Baltimore Museum of Art.  Members are invited to travel by motor coach from Delaware Art Museum to the BMA to enjoy an intimate docent-led tour of their American and Contemporary galleries, a four course lunch at their award-winning restaurant, Gertrudes, and free time to roam their other galleries, including their renowned Cone Collection, and sculpture gardens.  The bus will depart the Delaware Art Museum at 9:00 a.m. and will depart the BMA for return to Delaware Art Museum at 4:00 p.m. Space is limited.

Delaware Art Museum Members and their guests receive priority registration for the month of July. General public may register August 1.

Contact Heather Morrissey at hmorrissey@delart.org or 302.351.8526 to register.

Schedule

  • 9:00 a.m. Bus departs from Delaware Art Museum
  • 10:30 a.m. Arrive at Baltimore Museum of Art
  • 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Small group tours of BMA American and Contemporary galleries
    • American Art Collection – This outstanding collection of American painting, sculpture, and decorative arts dates from the colonial era to the late 20th century. It includes important regional holdings from Maryland and Baltimore, outstanding examples of Louis Comfort Tiffany’s decorative works, and modern American masterpieces by Georgia O’Keeffe, Jacob Lawrence, Marsden Hartley, Joseph Stella, and many other acclaimed artists.
    • Contemporary Collection – Since its founding, the BMA has been exhibiting and collecting works by contemporary artists, resulting in an impressive collection of 20th- and 21st-century art. The collection has unique strength in works by women, artists of color, and artists whose work makes a profound social statement.
  • 12:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Luncheon at Gertrudes
  • 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Free time to roam the Museum, including the Cone collection and Museum Store
  • 4:00 p.m. Bus departs for DAM
  • 5:30 p.m. Bus arrives at DAM

Luncheon Menu

Selections will be made at the restaurant

Beverages

  • Glass of Wine – Wide selection of red, white and sparkling wines by the glass
  • Complimentary Soft Beverages – Soft drinks, lemonade, iced tea, fresh brewed coffee (regular & decaf), and selection of teas

Bread

  • Cornbread & Focaccia

First Course

Guests will select one of the following:

  • Chesapeake Crab Soup – Hearty vegetable-based soup loaded with crab
  • Seasonal Vegan Soup
  • Caesar Salad – Romaine with imported Parmesan, herbed croutons, anchovies & our classic Caesar dressing

Main Course

Guests will select one of the following:

  • Gertie’s Crab Cake – Traditional Baltimore-style crab cake served with basil tartar sauce, rosemary red potatoes and apple-fennel coleslaw
  • A Berry Good Salad – Your choice of Grilled Salmon, Flank Steak or Chicken served over field greens with fresh berries, local goat cheese, toasted pistachios & raspberry vinaigrette
  • Moroccan Chickpea Couscous (Vegan) – With asparagus, roasted tomatoes, zucchini, raisins & dates, topped with toasted almonds

Dessert

Served with coffee or tea.

Guests will select one of the following:

  • Chocolate Candy Bar – Layers of dark chocolate mousse, salted soft caramel & hazelnut crunch
  • Seasonal Fruit Dessert – Offered with vanilla ice cream
  • Housemade Sorbet
Performance by The New Yorker Cartoonist Emily Flake
Sep 15 @ 6:00 pm

Delve into the world of cartoonist Emily Flake. Flake will perform live comedy and share her cartoons.

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Sep
16
Fri
Glory of Stories
Sep 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.

July 1 Last Stop on Market Street by Matt De La Peña
July 8 Extra Yarn by Mac Barnett
July 15 Duck on a Bike by David Shannon
July 22 Yesterday I had the Blues by Jeron Ashford Frame
July 29 Iggy Peck, Architect by Andrea Beaty

Aug 5 How I Became a Pirate by Melinda Long
Aug 12 My Heart is Like a Zoo by Michael Hall
Aug 19 The Incredible Book-Eating Boy by Oliver Jeffers
Aug 26 Miss Rumphius by Barbara Cooney

Sept 2 Chicka Chicka Boom Boom by Bill Martin Jr. and John Archambault
Sept 9 The Imaginary Garden by Andrew Larsen
Sept 16 I Ain’t Gonna Paint No More! by Karen Beaumont
Sept 23 Papa Gatto by Ruth Sanderson
Sept 30 The Art Lesson by Tomie dePaola

Oct 7 A Tree is nice by Janice May Udry
Oct 14 Mouse Paint by Ellen Stoll Walsh
Oct 21 A Bad Case of Stripes by David Shannon
Oct 28 The Little Old Lady Who Was Not Afraid of Anything by Linda Williams (Special Halloween edition: wear your costume!)

Nov4 Still Life Stew by Helena Clare Pittman
Nov 11 Flashlight by Lizi Boyd
Nov 18 The Stranger by Chris Van Allsburg
Nov 25 Bear Says Thanks by Karma Wilson

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.

Sep
17
Sat
Korean Festival & Harvest Celebration
Sep 17 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
Korean Festival & Harvest Celebration

Participate in a cultural exchange with activities and performances exploring both traditional and modern Korean culture and celebrating the Korean Thanksgiving, Chuseok. Recommended for all ages.

Connected Series

Connected is a new program series featuring events produced by the community, for the community. Each program is designed to make unique connections to the Museum’s collections and Delaware’s arts and culture. For a full list of programs and details, click here. All events are free and open to the public.

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

Don’t miss Kaleidoscope Cove in Kids’ Corner! This interactive installation— imagined by the Museum’s first Family-in-Residence, parents Ben and Eilish Volta and their two sons Milo and Thor—explores Howard Pyle’s work through a kaleidoscopic lens. The temporary installation features a cascading paper garland waterfall and a curtain of paper gold coins, a kid-sized geometric treasure cove, and details of Pyle’s work patterned on the walls. Kaleidoscope Cove will be on view through October 30, 2016.

Kids’ Corner Creativity Hours:
May-October: Thursdays, 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.; Fridays, 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.; and Sundays, Noon – 3:00 p.m.

During designated Creativity Hours, kids are invited to add materials to the evolving treasure cove and create their own kaleidoscopes. Families can also experience the Pyle galleries through the imagination of Milo and his gallery map while creating their own art-inspired maps.

Please help us keep Kaleidoscope Cove special for all families.   

  • Be gentle and safe while you explore the space.
  • Keep your feet on the floor while you play and explore.
  • Beanbags should stay on the ground for kids to sit down.
  • Put books and shapes away when you are finished for the day.
  • It’s always better when families stay and play together!

Explore Kaleidoscope Cove with your family. It’s Okay to touch, read, build, and play in this space. This is a good place to relax and take a break. Snacks are welcome.

SUPPORTERS

Kids’ Corner is supported by the Pollyanna Foundation.

Highlights Tour
Sep 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.

Exhibition Tour
Sep 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.

Sep
22
Thu
Sketch It!
Sep 22 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Sketch It!

Stop by the galleries to sketch, doodle, and draw together, inspired by the collection. Materials provided. All ages welcome.

 

Fall Equinox Labyrinth Walk
Sep 22 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Fall Equinox Labyrinth Walk

Celebrate the beginning of fall with a walk in the 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.

Film Screening and Discussion: Bamboozled
Sep 22 @ 6:00 pm
Film Screening and Discussion: Bamboozled

Written and directed by Spike Lee, Bamboozled is a satirical film about a modern televised minstrel show featuring black actors donning blackface makeup and the violent fallout from the show’s success. Exhibiting artist and University of Delaware Art and Design professor Peter Williams will facilitate a discussion around themes represented in the film and Museum exhibition Dark Humor.

(2000, 135 minutes; rated R).

Food available for purchase in the Thronson Cafe.

Sep
23
Fri
IX Preview Weekend
Sep 23 all-day

Imaginative Realism combines classical painting techniques with narrative subjects, focusing on the unreal, the unseen, and the impossible. In partnership with IX Arts organizers, the Delaware Art Museum will host the first IX Preview Weekend, celebrating Imaginative Realism and to kick off IX9–the annual groundbreaking art show, symposium, and celebration dedicated solely to the genre. Imaginative Realism is the cutting edge of contemporary painting and illustration and often includes themes related to science fiction and fantasy movies, games, and books.

A pop-up exhibition and the weekend of events will feature over 16 contemporary artists internationally recognized for their contributions to Star Wars, The Lord of the Rings, Avatar, Marvel, DC Comics, Blizzard Entertainment, and Wizards of the Coast, among others.

The weekend will also include after-hours events, performances, exclusive workshops with artists, talks, film screenings, artist signings, live demos, and games.

SCHEDULE

Friday, September 23

10:30 am – 11:30 am:  Glory of Stories, Guest storyteller Ruth Sanderson – PAPA GATTO
6:00 pm – 10:00 pm:  IX Kick-off Party

Saturday, September 24

10:00 am – 4:00 pm:  Check-in and Expo
10:00 am – 1:00 pm:  DEMO with Michael Whelan
10:15 am – 12:15 pm:  WORKSHOP with Bob Eggleton 1 of 2 (pre-registration required) – Seascapes (see description below)
10:30 am – 11:15 am:  ARTIST-LED TOUR  with Steve Hickman
10:30 am – 11:30 am:  Glory of Stories, Guest storyteller Ruth Sanderson
11:15 am – noon:  SKETCHING Tour with Matthew Stewart
12:15 pm – 1:15 pm:  KEYNOTE – TBD
1:00 pm – 4:00 pm:  DEMO with Jordu Schell
1:30 pm – 2:15 pm:  ARTIST-LED TOUR – Britt Snyder
2:00 pm – 4:00 pm:  WORKSHOP with Bob Eggleton 2 of 2 (pre-registration required) – Seascapes (see description below)
2:15 pm – 3:00 pm:  Curator-led Tour with Delaware Art Museum curator Mary Holahan
4:00 pm – 7:00 pm:  Magic the Gathering Game Night
7:00 pm – 9:30 pm:  Outdoor Film: Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Sunday, September 25 

10:00 am – 4:00 pm:  Check-in (until 2pm) and Expo
10:00 am – 1:00 pm:  DEMO with Matt Stawicki (digital)
10:15 am – 12:15 pm:  WORKSHOP with Donato Giancola 1 of 2 (pre-registration required) – Drawing Workshop and Lecture: Compositional Drawing (see description below)
10:30 am – 11:15 am:  ARTIST-LED TOUR with Mark Zug
11:15 am – noon:  SKETCHING Tour with Julie Bell
12:15 pm – 1:15 pm:  KEYNOTE – Greg Hildebrandt
1:00 pm – 2:00 pm:  DEMO with Dorian Vallejo
1:30 pm – 2:15 pm:  ARTIST-LED TOUR with William O’Connor
2:00 pm – 4:00 pm:  WORKSHOP Donato Giancola 2 of 2 (pre-registration required) – Drawing Workshop and Lecture: Compositional Drawing (see description below)
2:15 pm – 3:00 pm:  Curator-led Tour with Delaware Art Museum Curator Mary Holahan
2:15 pm – 3:45 pm:  FILM & DISCUSSION – Art of the Fantastic with Bill Niemeyer and artists

Related Events

IX Preview Weekend: Kick-off Party 
Sept 23 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

IX Preview Weekend: Outdoor Film – Star Wars: The Force Awakens
Sept 24 @ 7:00 pm

Workshop with Bob Eggleton: Seascapes
Sept 24 @ 10:15 am – 12:15 pm and 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Participants will create elements of a seascape using acrylic painting techniques. Pre-registration required.*

Supplies: Attendees should bring preferred acrylic painting setup, including brushes, paints, and paper/panels/boards.

Drawing Workshop and Lecture with Donato Giancola: Compositional Drawing
Sept 25 @ 10:15 am – 12:15 pm and 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Donato will share his knowledge and approach to producing skillfully drafted drawings. From sketch to finish, the aesthetic and technical decisions the artist makes will be laid bare for observation and comments offering wonderful insight into the foundations of creativity of a modern artist. The four-hour workshop is for the artist who aspires to pursue further development and refinement of their skills in composition and as storytellers. Attendees of all skill levels are welcome as the focus of the workshop is upon creative problem solving, not technical execution. Pre-registration required.*

Supplies: Attendees should bring along their own preferred drawing utensils (pencils, paper,sketchbooks, etc) as well as a few favorite images/photos of themes they wish to create work upon. Alternative drawing supplies will also be available for use.

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Imaginative Realism

The Imaginative Realism tradition harkens back to many of the great 19th century Romantic, Pre-Raphaelite and Victorian artists such as John Martin, Edward Burne-Jones, and John William Waterhouse, and moves through many of the great Golden Age illustrators of the late 19th and early 20th centuries, including Howard Pyle and N.C. Wyeth, both well-represented in the Museum’s collection. Rarely seen fantasy works from Pyle and other Golden Age illustrators not usually on view will be displayed in the Museum’s permanent collection galleries during IX Preview Weekend.

With the mass exposure to imaginative subjects that has come with science fiction and fantasy movies, games, and books throughout the 20th century and up to the present, the imagery of these artists is more deeply embedded in the public consciousness and popular culture than ever before.

Artists Bios

Greg_2014_BW_JGreg Hildebrandt is best known for his work on the world-famous poster for Star Wars, the best-selling calendars illustrating J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings, and the fantasy novel Urshurak. He also worked on advertising art, hundreds of classic children’s books, the covers of numerous fantasy and science fiction novels, and Marvel and DC Comics.
Boris_BWBoris Vallejo’s works are known and loved around the world. He is famous for his illustrations of Tarzan, Conan the Barbarian, Doc Savage, and many other fantasy characters, as well as movie poster illustration, advertisement illustration, and artwork for collectibles, trading cards, and sculpture.
Julie_Bell_BWJulie Bell is a world-renowned, award-winning fantasy artist and wildlife painter. Julie has won two Chesley Awards and was the designer of the popular and award-winning series Dragons of Destiny. She also has won numerous first-place awards in the Art Renewal Center’s International Salon and was named a Living Master.
Whelan_BWMichael Whelan has created book and album covers for authors and musicians for 40 years, including Isaac Asimov, Stephen King, the Jacksons, and Meat Loaf. His clients have included every major U.S. book publisher, the National Geographic Society, CBS Records, and the Franklin Mint. As one of the most honored artist in science fiction, Michael has won 15 Hugo Awards, three World Fantasy Awards, and 13 Chesleys from the Association of Science Fiction and Fantasy Artists. Spectrum: The Best in Contemporary Fantastic Art named him a Grand Master in 2004.
MattStewart_BWMatt Stewart graduated with a BFA in illustration from Parsons School of Design in 1999 and turned his fascination with fantasy art into a career, working for book publishers and gaming companies, such as Wizards of the Coast, Upper Deck, Tor Books, and Duirwaigh Gallery. His work can be seen in multiple Spectrum Annuals, and has won multiple Chesley Awards.
DorianVallejoDorian Vallejo’s career began formally in his late teens when he began receiving commissions from publishing houses in New York while attending the School of Visual Arts. His love of traditional media and the figure drew him to portraiture and to focus on personal work, where he explores his other artistic interests. These days Dorian spends most of his time creating paintings and drawings for sale through galleries.
OConnor_BWWilliam O’Connor is the author and illustrator of the best-selling Dracopedia book trilogy and has produced over 5,000 illustrations for the gaming and publishing business for over 25 years. He has worked with such companies as Wizards of the Coast, Impact Books, Blizzard Entertainment, Sterling Publishing, Lucasfilm, and Activision. He has won over 30 industry awards for artistic excellence. William has taught and lectured around the country about his varied artwork; he is also a regular contributor to the popular art blog Muddy Colors and exhibits his work at such industry shows as IX, New York Comic Con, and Gen Con.
Rebecca Leveille-Guay is a graduate of Pratt Institute. Rebecca has been in group shows at R. Michelson Galleries, Allentown Art Museum, La Luz de Jesus Gallery, and Jonathan LeVine Gallery. She has been a guest artist/speaker at Rhode Island School of Design, the University of Massachusetts, Savannah College of Art and Design, and Fordham University. Rebecca has also been a guest instructor at Pratt Institute, and a guest artist by invitation to shows and events in Melbourne (Australia), Paris, Nagoya and Osaka (Japan), and Valencia, San Fernando, and Torrelavega (Spain). Her work has been reproduced in Juxtapoz magazine and featured in online articles with Juxatpoz.com and HiFructose.com.
Bob_Eggleton_BWBob Eggleton is a successful science fiction, fantasy, and landscape artist. Winner of nine Hugo Awards, 12 Chesley Awards, 1999 Skylark Award, and two Locus Awards, his art can be seen on many magazines and books, including The First Men in the Moon by H.G.Wells, Dragonhenge (2002), and The Stardragons (2005). Bob has also worked as a conceptual illustrator for movies such as Sphere (1998), Jimmy Neutron Boy Genius (2001), and The Ant Bully (2006), and the thrill ride Star Trek: The Experience in Las Vegas. He has been elected as a Fellow of The International Association of Astronomical Artists, and is a Fellow of The New England Science Fiction Association.
Jordu Schell has been in the film and television industry since 1987. His talent as a designer and sculptor is world renowned, and his credits include: Avatar, The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian, 300, Hellboy, Aliens vs. Predator: Requiem, Men in Black, The Mist, Batman Returns, Edward Scissorhands, Alien: Resurrection, The X-Files Movie, Predator II, Galaxy Quest, Evolution, and many more. He also designed Emmy award-winning creature makeup and the first fully digital creature for a television series for Babylon 5.
Donato_BWDonato Giancola teaches at the School of Visual Arts, at Amherst College (Illustration Master Class), and online for the SmArt School. He appears at various institutions and conventions, from San Diego to Rome to Moscow. Since 1993, Donato has developed a list of clients that range from major book publishers and concept design firms, including the United Nations, Lucasfilm, National Geographic, CNN, DC Comics, Microsoft, Playboy Magazine, U.S. Postal Service, Wizards of the Coast, Scholastic, Tor Books, Random House, Time/Warner, and the Syfy Channel. He has received the Hamilton King Award from the Society of Illustrators, and 20 Chesley Awards from the Association of Science Fiction and Fantasy Artists.
DavePalumbo_BWDavid Palumbo aims to craft a moody world rich in mystery and danger. He is interested in atmospheric scenes, which combine a modern psychology and texture with a classic painterly and expressive hand. His work can be found on book covers and gaming cards and has been honored with multiple awards, including a Chesley and several Spectrum medals. In addition to genre illustration, his work is featured fine art galleries from New York to Paris, and he has published several collections of his personal paintings.
ZugBWMark Zug’s formative inspirations were N.C. Wyeth, Howard Pyle, J. C. Leyendecker, and others of the Brandywine illustration tradition. His work was first published in 1994 with I, Robot: The Illustrated Screenplay by Harlan Ellison. His artwork has appeared on the covers of novels for Eberron and Forgotten Realms. His work has also appeared in Popular Science, Dragon, Dungeon, Duelist, Inquest, and Star Wars Gamer. He has illustrated for Shadowrun, BattleTech, Dune, Magic: The Gathering, and World of Warcraft. In recent years, he has become the illustrator of the best-selling Septimus Heap series of fantasy novels by Angie Sage. He holds a Jack Gaughan Award, a Chesley Award, and an Illie Award.
RuthSanderson_BWRuth Sanderson’s love of fairy tales and fantasy began when she was a child, reading her father’s battered copy of Grimms’ Fairy Tales. Ruth has illustrated over 80 books for children, and her fairy tales have received much acclaim. Her work can also be found on book covers, collector’s plates, puzzles, and greeting cards, and she has exhibited in museums, galleries, and numerous science fiction and fantasy conventions. Ruth was the Artist Guest of Honor at the 2011 World Fantasy Convention, and received the Inkpot Award at the 2013 San Diego Comi-Con. The original artwork from her book The Twelve Dancing Princesses is now in the permanent collection of the Norman Rockwell Museum.
Hickman-PortraitStephen Hickman has been illustrating science fiction and fantasy for four decades. His work is inspired by the masters of fantasy and science fiction writing, including J.R.R. Tolkien, H.P. Lovecraft, A. Merritt, Edgar Rice Burroughs, and Clark Ashton Smith. His illustrations have been used as cover work for many contemporary writers: Stephen Brust, Hal Colbatch, Tom Cool, Gordon Dickson, David Drake, Harlan Ellison, Robert Heinlein, Anne McCaffrey, Larry Niven, Andre Norton, Jerry Pournelle, and Steve Stirling, among others. Hickman’s work has earned him critical acclaim, including a World Science Fiction Convention’s Hugo Award, six Chesley Awards from the Association of Science Fiction and Fantasy Artists, and two Spectrum Gold Awards.
Stawicki Portrait 1016Matt Stawicki’s aesthetic is greatly influenced by Howard Pyle, N.C. Wyeth, Norman Rockwell, and Maxfield Parrish. Born and raised in Wilmington, Delaware, Matt graduated from the Pennsylvania School of Art and Design in 1991. Since beginning his professional career, he has created many images for a wide range of products, including book covers, video game covers, collectible cards, CD cover art, and many other fantasy products. Matt’s work has been showcased in The Masters of Dragonlance Art and Dragon Art and select clients include Daw Books, Tor Books and Time/Warner Books, Monte Cook Games, Milton-Bradley, Hasbro, Wizards of the Coast, Vivendi Games, The Franklin Mint, and The Bradford Exchange. His art can also be seen at various pop culture conventions such as DragonCon, GenCon, and IX.

britt_bwBritt Snyder Britt Snyder is an oil  painter in the Boston area and has been featured in Spectrum 21: The Best in Contemporary Fantastic Art, High FructoseImagineFX Magazine, Southwest Art, American Art Collector, and was awarded the 2014 Rising Stars Award through Muddy Colors blog for his oil paintings. Britt is the 2016 Grand Prize awardee of The Artist’s Magazine all media competition. He has 14 years experience as a commercial artist for companies such as SONY, THQ, Blizzard Entertainment, and many others.

About IX

Launched in 2008, IX is the first, groundbreaking art show, symposium, and celebration dedicated solely to Imaginative Realism–bringing artists, students, collectors, and art fans together for an annual gathering intended to inspire and create further awareness and zeal for Imaginative Realism and the realm of the fantastic.

IX is the world’s largest gathering of artists, students, and collectors of Imaginative Realist art. Each year, over 200 artists come to IX from around the world for five days to exhibit their work, finding inspiration and buyers in equal measure. Over the years, the show has been attended by artists from all over the United States, Canada, Spain, Australia, France, Germany, the United Kingdom, Croatia, and the Netherlands–featuring well over 1,000 pieces of original art and countless books, prints, and other materials each year. In addition, art collectors from as far away as the United Kingdom and continental Europe attend annually.

IX 9 will be held in Reading, Pennsylvania at the GoogleWorks Center for the Arts October 19 – 23, 2016. For more information, visit imaginativerealism.org.

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Accommodations

Visiting from out of town? We got you covered! Book from local hotels below for a special IX Preview Weekend deal.

Westin Wilmington
818 Shipyard Drive; Wilmington, DE 19801

  • $119 per night (plus 10% lodging tax)
  • Free parking
  • Complimentary internet in sleeping rooms
  • 10-15 minute drive to the Museum

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Sheraton Suites Wilmington Downtown
422 Delaware Ave; Wilmington, DE 19801

  • $116 per night (plus 10% lodging tax)
  • Free Parking
  • Complimentary internet in sleeping rooms
  • Downtown location is an easy walk to and from local restaurants and bars
  • 10-15 minute drive to the Museum
  • Shuttle service information to and from the Museum will be available in September

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Glory of Stories
Sep 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.

July 1 Last Stop on Market Street by Matt De La Peña
July 8 Extra Yarn by Mac Barnett
July 15 Duck on a Bike by David Shannon
July 22 Yesterday I had the Blues by Jeron Ashford Frame
July 29 Iggy Peck, Architect by Andrea Beaty

Aug 5 How I Became a Pirate by Melinda Long
Aug 12 My Heart is Like a Zoo by Michael Hall
Aug 19 The Incredible Book-Eating Boy by Oliver Jeffers
Aug 26 Miss Rumphius by Barbara Cooney

Sept 2 Chicka Chicka Boom Boom by Bill Martin Jr. and John Archambault
Sept 9 The Imaginary Garden by Andrew Larsen
Sept 16 I Ain’t Gonna Paint No More! by Karen Beaumont
Sept 23 Papa Gatto by Ruth Sanderson
Sept 30 The Art Lesson by Tomie dePaola

Oct 7 A Tree is nice by Janice May Udry
Oct 14 Mouse Paint by Ellen Stoll Walsh
Oct 21 A Bad Case of Stripes by David Shannon
Oct 28 The Little Old Lady Who Was Not Afraid of Anything by Linda Williams (Special Halloween edition: wear your costume!)

Nov4 Still Life Stew by Helena Clare Pittman
Nov 11 Flashlight by Lizi Boyd
Nov 18 The Stranger by Chris Van Allsburg
Nov 25 Bear Says Thanks by Karma Wilson

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.

IX Preview Weekend: Kick-off Party
Sep 23 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Celebrate fantasy and science fiction with this after-hours outdoor event! The night will include fantasy-inspired live sketching with Dr. Sketchy’s models clad in costumes, music, games, over 12 Rolling Revolution food trucks, cocktails, and activities for kids. Cash bar. Kids 6 and under are free. Cosplay is encouraged for guests (weapons are not permitted).

Rolling Revolution food trucks:

Mama Mia
Brunch Box
Delaware Provisional
Kapow
The Plum Pit
Mojo Loco
Passionista Fashion Truck
Cajun Sno
Sweet Josephine’s
Koi on the Go
Tyler’s Water Ice
Outlandish
Toscana Catering

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About IX Preview Weekend

September 23 – 25
See the unreal and experience the impossible of Imaginative Realism. Enjoy a pop-up exhibition, after-hours events, performances, exclusive workshops with artists, talks, film screenings, artist signings, live demos, and games. A full schedule, tickets, and registration information will be available soon.

Click here for details.

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Accommodations

Visiting from out of town? We got you covered! Book from local hotels below for a special IX Preview Weekend deal.

Westin Wilmington
818 Shipyard Drive; Wilmington, DE 19801

  • $119 per night (plus 10% lodging tax)
  • Free parking
  • Complimentary internet in sleeping rooms
  • 10-15 minute drive to the Museum

Book now

Sheraton Suites Wilmington Downtown
422 Delaware Ave; Wilmington, DE 19801

  • $116 per night (plus 10% lodging tax)
  • Free Parking
  • Complimentary internet in sleeping rooms
  • Downtown location is an easy walk to and from local restaurants and bars
  • 10-15 minute drive to the Museum
  • Shuttle service information to and from the Museum will be available in September

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IX Preview Weekend
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Imaginative Realism combines classical painting techniques with narrative subjects, focusing on the unreal, the unseen, and the impossible. In partnership with IX Arts organizers, the Delaware Art Museum will host the first IX Preview Weekend, celebrating Imaginative Realism and to kick off IX9–the annual groundbreaking art show, symposium, and celebration dedicated solely to the genre. Imaginative Realism is the cutting edge of contemporary painting and illustration and often includes themes related to science fiction and fantasy movies, games, and books.

A pop-up exhibition and the weekend of events will feature over 16 contemporary artists internationally recognized for their contributions to Star Wars, The Lord of the Rings, Avatar, Marvel, DC Comics, Blizzard Entertainment, and Wizards of the Coast, among others.

The weekend will also include after-hours events, performances, exclusive workshops with artists, talks, film screenings, artist signings, live demos, and games.

SCHEDULE

Friday, September 23

10:30 am – 11:30 am:  Glory of Stories, Guest storyteller Ruth Sanderson – PAPA GATTO
6:00 pm – 10:00 pm:  IX Kick-off Party

Saturday, September 24

10:00 am – 4:00 pm:  Check-in and Expo
10:00 am – 1:00 pm:  DEMO with Michael Whelan
10:15 am – 12:15 pm:  WORKSHOP with Bob Eggleton 1 of 2 (pre-registration required) – Seascapes (see description below)
10:30 am – 11:15 am:  ARTIST-LED TOUR  with Steve Hickman
10:30 am – 11:30 am:  Glory of Stories, Guest storyteller Ruth Sanderson
11:15 am – noon:  SKETCHING Tour with Matthew Stewart
12:15 pm – 1:15 pm:  KEYNOTE – TBD
1:00 pm – 4:00 pm:  DEMO with Jordu Schell
1:30 pm – 2:15 pm:  ARTIST-LED TOUR – Britt Snyder
2:00 pm – 4:00 pm:  WORKSHOP with Bob Eggleton 2 of 2 (pre-registration required) – Seascapes (see description below)
2:15 pm – 3:00 pm:  Curator-led Tour with Delaware Art Museum curator Mary Holahan
4:00 pm – 7:00 pm:  Magic the Gathering Game Night
7:00 pm – 9:30 pm:  Outdoor Film: Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Sunday, September 25 

10:00 am – 4:00 pm:  Check-in (until 2pm) and Expo
10:00 am – 1:00 pm:  DEMO with Matt Stawicki (digital)
10:15 am – 12:15 pm:  WORKSHOP with Donato Giancola 1 of 2 (pre-registration required) – Drawing Workshop and Lecture: Compositional Drawing (see description below)
10:30 am – 11:15 am:  ARTIST-LED TOUR with Mark Zug
11:15 am – noon:  SKETCHING Tour with Julie Bell
12:15 pm – 1:15 pm:  KEYNOTE – Greg Hildebrandt
1:00 pm – 2:00 pm:  DEMO with Dorian Vallejo
1:30 pm – 2:15 pm:  ARTIST-LED TOUR with William O’Connor
2:00 pm – 4:00 pm:  WORKSHOP Donato Giancola 2 of 2 (pre-registration required) – Drawing Workshop and Lecture: Compositional Drawing (see description below)
2:15 pm – 3:00 pm:  Curator-led Tour with Delaware Art Museum Curator Mary Holahan
2:15 pm – 3:45 pm:  FILM & DISCUSSION – Art of the Fantastic with Bill Niemeyer and artists

Related Events

IX Preview Weekend: Kick-off Party 
Sept 23 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

IX Preview Weekend: Outdoor Film – Star Wars: The Force Awakens
Sept 24 @ 7:00 pm

Workshop with Bob Eggleton: Seascapes
Sept 24 @ 10:15 am – 12:15 pm and 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Participants will create elements of a seascape using acrylic painting techniques. Pre-registration required.*

Supplies: Attendees should bring preferred acrylic painting setup, including brushes, paints, and paper/panels/boards.

Drawing Workshop and Lecture with Donato Giancola: Compositional Drawing
Sept 25 @ 10:15 am – 12:15 pm and 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Donato will share his knowledge and approach to producing skillfully drafted drawings. From sketch to finish, the aesthetic and technical decisions the artist makes will be laid bare for observation and comments offering wonderful insight into the foundations of creativity of a modern artist. The four-hour workshop is for the artist who aspires to pursue further development and refinement of their skills in composition and as storytellers. Attendees of all skill levels are welcome as the focus of the workshop is upon creative problem solving, not technical execution. Pre-registration required.*

Supplies: Attendees should bring along their own preferred drawing utensils (pencils, paper,sketchbooks, etc) as well as a few favorite images/photos of themes they wish to create work upon. Alternative drawing supplies will also be available for use.

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Imaginative Realism

The Imaginative Realism tradition harkens back to many of the great 19th century Romantic, Pre-Raphaelite and Victorian artists such as John Martin, Edward Burne-Jones, and John William Waterhouse, and moves through many of the great Golden Age illustrators of the late 19th and early 20th centuries, including Howard Pyle and N.C. Wyeth, both well-represented in the Museum’s collection. Rarely seen fantasy works from Pyle and other Golden Age illustrators not usually on view will be displayed in the Museum’s permanent collection galleries during IX Preview Weekend.

With the mass exposure to imaginative subjects that has come with science fiction and fantasy movies, games, and books throughout the 20th century and up to the present, the imagery of these artists is more deeply embedded in the public consciousness and popular culture than ever before.

Artists Bios

Greg_2014_BW_JGreg Hildebrandt is best known for his work on the world-famous poster for Star Wars, the best-selling calendars illustrating J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings, and the fantasy novel Urshurak. He also worked on advertising art, hundreds of classic children’s books, the covers of numerous fantasy and science fiction novels, and Marvel and DC Comics.
Boris_BWBoris Vallejo’s works are known and loved around the world. He is famous for his illustrations of Tarzan, Conan the Barbarian, Doc Savage, and many other fantasy characters, as well as movie poster illustration, advertisement illustration, and artwork for collectibles, trading cards, and sculpture.
Julie_Bell_BWJulie Bell is a world-renowned, award-winning fantasy artist and wildlife painter. Julie has won two Chesley Awards and was the designer of the popular and award-winning series Dragons of Destiny. She also has won numerous first-place awards in the Art Renewal Center’s International Salon and was named a Living Master.
Whelan_BWMichael Whelan has created book and album covers for authors and musicians for 40 years, including Isaac Asimov, Stephen King, the Jacksons, and Meat Loaf. His clients have included every major U.S. book publisher, the National Geographic Society, CBS Records, and the Franklin Mint. As one of the most honored artist in science fiction, Michael has won 15 Hugo Awards, three World Fantasy Awards, and 13 Chesleys from the Association of Science Fiction and Fantasy Artists. Spectrum: The Best in Contemporary Fantastic Art named him a Grand Master in 2004.
MattStewart_BWMatt Stewart graduated with a BFA in illustration from Parsons School of Design in 1999 and turned his fascination with fantasy art into a career, working for book publishers and gaming companies, such as Wizards of the Coast, Upper Deck, Tor Books, and Duirwaigh Gallery. His work can be seen in multiple Spectrum Annuals, and has won multiple Chesley Awards.
DorianVallejoDorian Vallejo’s career began formally in his late teens when he began receiving commissions from publishing houses in New York while attending the School of Visual Arts. His love of traditional media and the figure drew him to portraiture and to focus on personal work, where he explores his other artistic interests. These days Dorian spends most of his time creating paintings and drawings for sale through galleries.
OConnor_BWWilliam O’Connor is the author and illustrator of the best-selling Dracopedia book trilogy and has produced over 5,000 illustrations for the gaming and publishing business for over 25 years. He has worked with such companies as Wizards of the Coast, Impact Books, Blizzard Entertainment, Sterling Publishing, Lucasfilm, and Activision. He has won over 30 industry awards for artistic excellence. William has taught and lectured around the country about his varied artwork; he is also a regular contributor to the popular art blog Muddy Colors and exhibits his work at such industry shows as IX, New York Comic Con, and Gen Con.
Rebecca Leveille-Guay is a graduate of Pratt Institute. Rebecca has been in group shows at R. Michelson Galleries, Allentown Art Museum, La Luz de Jesus Gallery, and Jonathan LeVine Gallery. She has been a guest artist/speaker at Rhode Island School of Design, the University of Massachusetts, Savannah College of Art and Design, and Fordham University. Rebecca has also been a guest instructor at Pratt Institute, and a guest artist by invitation to shows and events in Melbourne (Australia), Paris, Nagoya and Osaka (Japan), and Valencia, San Fernando, and Torrelavega (Spain). Her work has been reproduced in Juxtapoz magazine and featured in online articles with Juxatpoz.com and HiFructose.com.
Bob_Eggleton_BWBob Eggleton is a successful science fiction, fantasy, and landscape artist. Winner of nine Hugo Awards, 12 Chesley Awards, 1999 Skylark Award, and two Locus Awards, his art can be seen on many magazines and books, including The First Men in the Moon by H.G.Wells, Dragonhenge (2002), and The Stardragons (2005). Bob has also worked as a conceptual illustrator for movies such as Sphere (1998), Jimmy Neutron Boy Genius (2001), and The Ant Bully (2006), and the thrill ride Star Trek: The Experience in Las Vegas. He has been elected as a Fellow of The International Association of Astronomical Artists, and is a Fellow of The New England Science Fiction Association.
Jordu Schell has been in the film and television industry since 1987. His talent as a designer and sculptor is world renowned, and his credits include: Avatar, The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian, 300, Hellboy, Aliens vs. Predator: Requiem, Men in Black, The Mist, Batman Returns, Edward Scissorhands, Alien: Resurrection, The X-Files Movie, Predator II, Galaxy Quest, Evolution, and many more. He also designed Emmy award-winning creature makeup and the first fully digital creature for a television series for Babylon 5.
Donato_BWDonato Giancola teaches at the School of Visual Arts, at Amherst College (Illustration Master Class), and online for the SmArt School. He appears at various institutions and conventions, from San Diego to Rome to Moscow. Since 1993, Donato has developed a list of clients that range from major book publishers and concept design firms, including the United Nations, Lucasfilm, National Geographic, CNN, DC Comics, Microsoft, Playboy Magazine, U.S. Postal Service, Wizards of the Coast, Scholastic, Tor Books, Random House, Time/Warner, and the Syfy Channel. He has received the Hamilton King Award from the Society of Illustrators, and 20 Chesley Awards from the Association of Science Fiction and Fantasy Artists.
DavePalumbo_BWDavid Palumbo aims to craft a moody world rich in mystery and danger. He is interested in atmospheric scenes, which combine a modern psychology and texture with a classic painterly and expressive hand. His work can be found on book covers and gaming cards and has been honored with multiple awards, including a Chesley and several Spectrum medals. In addition to genre illustration, his work is featured fine art galleries from New York to Paris, and he has published several collections of his personal paintings.
ZugBWMark Zug’s formative inspirations were N.C. Wyeth, Howard Pyle, J. C. Leyendecker, and others of the Brandywine illustration tradition. His work was first published in 1994 with I, Robot: The Illustrated Screenplay by Harlan Ellison. His artwork has appeared on the covers of novels for Eberron and Forgotten Realms. His work has also appeared in Popular Science, Dragon, Dungeon, Duelist, Inquest, and Star Wars Gamer. He has illustrated for Shadowrun, BattleTech, Dune, Magic: The Gathering, and World of Warcraft. In recent years, he has become the illustrator of the best-selling Septimus Heap series of fantasy novels by Angie Sage. He holds a Jack Gaughan Award, a Chesley Award, and an Illie Award.
RuthSanderson_BWRuth Sanderson’s love of fairy tales and fantasy began when she was a child, reading her father’s battered copy of Grimms’ Fairy Tales. Ruth has illustrated over 80 books for children, and her fairy tales have received much acclaim. Her work can also be found on book covers, collector’s plates, puzzles, and greeting cards, and she has exhibited in museums, galleries, and numerous science fiction and fantasy conventions. Ruth was the Artist Guest of Honor at the 2011 World Fantasy Convention, and received the Inkpot Award at the 2013 San Diego Comi-Con. The original artwork from her book The Twelve Dancing Princesses is now in the permanent collection of the Norman Rockwell Museum.
Hickman-PortraitStephen Hickman has been illustrating science fiction and fantasy for four decades. His work is inspired by the masters of fantasy and science fiction writing, including J.R.R. Tolkien, H.P. Lovecraft, A. Merritt, Edgar Rice Burroughs, and Clark Ashton Smith. His illustrations have been used as cover work for many contemporary writers: Stephen Brust, Hal Colbatch, Tom Cool, Gordon Dickson, David Drake, Harlan Ellison, Robert Heinlein, Anne McCaffrey, Larry Niven, Andre Norton, Jerry Pournelle, and Steve Stirling, among others. Hickman’s work has earned him critical acclaim, including a World Science Fiction Convention’s Hugo Award, six Chesley Awards from the Association of Science Fiction and Fantasy Artists, and two Spectrum Gold Awards.
Stawicki Portrait 1016Matt Stawicki’s aesthetic is greatly influenced by Howard Pyle, N.C. Wyeth, Norman Rockwell, and Maxfield Parrish. Born and raised in Wilmington, Delaware, Matt graduated from the Pennsylvania School of Art and Design in 1991. Since beginning his professional career, he has created many images for a wide range of products, including book covers, video game covers, collectible cards, CD cover art, and many other fantasy products. Matt’s work has been showcased in The Masters of Dragonlance Art and Dragon Art and select clients include Daw Books, Tor Books and Time/Warner Books, Monte Cook Games, Milton-Bradley, Hasbro, Wizards of the Coast, Vivendi Games, The Franklin Mint, and The Bradford Exchange. His art can also be seen at various pop culture conventions such as DragonCon, GenCon, and IX.

britt_bwBritt Snyder Britt Snyder is an oil  painter in the Boston area and has been featured in Spectrum 21: The Best in Contemporary Fantastic Art, High FructoseImagineFX Magazine, Southwest Art, American Art Collector, and was awarded the 2014 Rising Stars Award through Muddy Colors blog for his oil paintings. Britt is the 2016 Grand Prize awardee of The Artist’s Magazine all media competition. He has 14 years experience as a commercial artist for companies such as SONY, THQ, Blizzard Entertainment, and many others.

About IX

Launched in 2008, IX is the first, groundbreaking art show, symposium, and celebration dedicated solely to Imaginative Realism–bringing artists, students, collectors, and art fans together for an annual gathering intended to inspire and create further awareness and zeal for Imaginative Realism and the realm of the fantastic.

IX is the world’s largest gathering of artists, students, and collectors of Imaginative Realist art. Each year, over 200 artists come to IX from around the world for five days to exhibit their work, finding inspiration and buyers in equal measure. Over the years, the show has been attended by artists from all over the United States, Canada, Spain, Australia, France, Germany, the United Kingdom, Croatia, and the Netherlands–featuring well over 1,000 pieces of original art and countless books, prints, and other materials each year. In addition, art collectors from as far away as the United Kingdom and continental Europe attend annually.

IX 9 will be held in Reading, Pennsylvania at the GoogleWorks Center for the Arts October 19 – 23, 2016. For more information, visit imaginativerealism.org.

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Accommodations

Visiting from out of town? We got you covered! Book from local hotels below for a special IX Preview Weekend deal.

Westin Wilmington
818 Shipyard Drive; Wilmington, DE 19801

  • $119 per night (plus 10% lodging tax)
  • Free parking
  • Complimentary internet in sleeping rooms
  • 10-15 minute drive to the Museum

Book now

Sheraton Suites Wilmington Downtown
422 Delaware Ave; Wilmington, DE 19801

  • $116 per night (plus 10% lodging tax)
  • Free Parking
  • Complimentary internet in sleeping rooms
  • Downtown location is an easy walk to and from local restaurants and bars
  • 10-15 minute drive to the Museum
  • Shuttle service information to and from the Museum will be available in September

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NEW! Glory of Stories Saturdays
Sep 24 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
NEW! Glory of Stories Saturdays

Fourth Saturday of the month

Can’t make it to Friday’s Glory of Stories program? Join us on the fourth Saturday each month in 2016 instead! 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. 

July 23 Yesterday I had the Blues by Jeron Ashford Frame
Aug 27 Miss Rumphius by Barbara Cooney
Sept 24 Papa Gatto by Ruth Sanderson
Oct 22 A Bad Case of Stripes by David Shannon
Oct 29 The Little Old Lady Who Was Not Afraid of Anything by Linda Williams (Special Halloween edition: wear your costume!)
Nov 26 Bear Says Thanks by Karma Wilson

IX Preview Weekend: Outdoor Film – Star Wars: The Force Awakens
Sep 24 @ 7:00 pm

Picnic in the Copeland Sculpture Garden and enjoy a special outdoor screening of Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015, 136 minutes, rated PG-13). Drinks and dinner available in the Thronson Café. Cash bar.

About IX Preview Weekend

September 23 – 25
See the unreal and experience the impossible of Imaginative Realism. Enjoy a pop-up exhibition, after-hours events, performances, exclusive workshops with artists, talks, film screenings, artist signings, live demos, and games. A full schedule, tickets, and registration information will be available soon.

Click here for details and the full schedule of events and programs.

To view large images and caption information, click below.

Accommodations

Visiting from out of town? We got you covered! Book from local hotels below for a special IX Preview Weekend deal.

Westin Wilmington
818 Shipyard Drive; Wilmington, DE 19801

  • $119 per night (plus 10% lodging tax)
  • Free parking
  • Complimentary internet in sleeping rooms
  • 10-15 minute drive to the Museum

Book now

Sheraton Suites Wilmington Downtown
422 Delaware Ave; Wilmington, DE 19801

  • $116 per night (plus 10% lodging tax)
  • Free Parking
  • Complimentary internet in sleeping rooms
  • Downtown location is an easy walk to and from local restaurants and bars
  • 10-15 minute drive to the Museum
  • Shuttle service information to and from the Museum will be available in September

Book Now

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IX Preview Weekend
Sep 25 all-day

Imaginative Realism combines classical painting techniques with narrative subjects, focusing on the unreal, the unseen, and the impossible. In partnership with IX Arts organizers, the Delaware Art Museum will host the first IX Preview Weekend, celebrating Imaginative Realism and to kick off IX9–the annual groundbreaking art show, symposium, and celebration dedicated solely to the genre. Imaginative Realism is the cutting edge of contemporary painting and illustration and often includes themes related to science fiction and fantasy movies, games, and books.

A pop-up exhibition and the weekend of events will feature over 16 contemporary artists internationally recognized for their contributions to Star Wars, The Lord of the Rings, Avatar, Marvel, DC Comics, Blizzard Entertainment, and Wizards of the Coast, among others.

The weekend will also include after-hours events, performances, exclusive workshops with artists, talks, film screenings, artist signings, live demos, and games.

SCHEDULE

Friday, September 23

10:30 am – 11:30 am:  Glory of Stories, Guest storyteller Ruth Sanderson – PAPA GATTO
6:00 pm – 10:00 pm:  IX Kick-off Party

Saturday, September 24

10:00 am – 4:00 pm:  Check-in and Expo
10:00 am – 1:00 pm:  DEMO with Michael Whelan
10:15 am – 12:15 pm:  WORKSHOP with Bob Eggleton 1 of 2 (pre-registration required) – Seascapes (see description below)
10:30 am – 11:15 am:  ARTIST-LED TOUR  with Steve Hickman
10:30 am – 11:30 am:  Glory of Stories, Guest storyteller Ruth Sanderson
11:15 am – noon:  SKETCHING Tour with Matthew Stewart
12:15 pm – 1:15 pm:  KEYNOTE – TBD
1:00 pm – 4:00 pm:  DEMO with Jordu Schell
1:30 pm – 2:15 pm:  ARTIST-LED TOUR – Britt Snyder
2:00 pm – 4:00 pm:  WORKSHOP with Bob Eggleton 2 of 2 (pre-registration required) – Seascapes (see description below)
2:15 pm – 3:00 pm:  Curator-led Tour with Delaware Art Museum curator Mary Holahan
4:00 pm – 7:00 pm:  Magic the Gathering Game Night
7:00 pm – 9:30 pm:  Outdoor Film: Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Sunday, September 25 

10:00 am – 4:00 pm:  Check-in (until 2pm) and Expo
10:00 am – 1:00 pm:  DEMO with Matt Stawicki (digital)
10:15 am – 12:15 pm:  WORKSHOP with Donato Giancola 1 of 2 (pre-registration required) – Drawing Workshop and Lecture: Compositional Drawing (see description below)
10:30 am – 11:15 am:  ARTIST-LED TOUR with Mark Zug
11:15 am – noon:  SKETCHING Tour with Julie Bell
12:15 pm – 1:15 pm:  KEYNOTE – Greg Hildebrandt
1:00 pm – 2:00 pm:  DEMO with Dorian Vallejo
1:30 pm – 2:15 pm:  ARTIST-LED TOUR with William O’Connor
2:00 pm – 4:00 pm:  WORKSHOP Donato Giancola 2 of 2 (pre-registration required) – Drawing Workshop and Lecture: Compositional Drawing (see description below)
2:15 pm – 3:00 pm:  Curator-led Tour with Delaware Art Museum Curator Mary Holahan
2:15 pm – 3:45 pm:  FILM & DISCUSSION – Art of the Fantastic with Bill Niemeyer and artists

Related Events

IX Preview Weekend: Kick-off Party 
Sept 23 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

IX Preview Weekend: Outdoor Film – Star Wars: The Force Awakens
Sept 24 @ 7:00 pm

Workshop with Bob Eggleton: Seascapes
Sept 24 @ 10:15 am – 12:15 pm and 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Participants will create elements of a seascape using acrylic painting techniques. Pre-registration required.*

Supplies: Attendees should bring preferred acrylic painting setup, including brushes, paints, and paper/panels/boards.

Drawing Workshop and Lecture with Donato Giancola: Compositional Drawing
Sept 25 @ 10:15 am – 12:15 pm and 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Donato will share his knowledge and approach to producing skillfully drafted drawings. From sketch to finish, the aesthetic and technical decisions the artist makes will be laid bare for observation and comments offering wonderful insight into the foundations of creativity of a modern artist. The four-hour workshop is for the artist who aspires to pursue further development and refinement of their skills in composition and as storytellers. Attendees of all skill levels are welcome as the focus of the workshop is upon creative problem solving, not technical execution. Pre-registration required.*

Supplies: Attendees should bring along their own preferred drawing utensils (pencils, paper,sketchbooks, etc) as well as a few favorite images/photos of themes they wish to create work upon. Alternative drawing supplies will also be available for use.

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Imaginative Realism

The Imaginative Realism tradition harkens back to many of the great 19th century Romantic, Pre-Raphaelite and Victorian artists such as John Martin, Edward Burne-Jones, and John William Waterhouse, and moves through many of the great Golden Age illustrators of the late 19th and early 20th centuries, including Howard Pyle and N.C. Wyeth, both well-represented in the Museum’s collection. Rarely seen fantasy works from Pyle and other Golden Age illustrators not usually on view will be displayed in the Museum’s permanent collection galleries during IX Preview Weekend.

With the mass exposure to imaginative subjects that has come with science fiction and fantasy movies, games, and books throughout the 20th century and up to the present, the imagery of these artists is more deeply embedded in the public consciousness and popular culture than ever before.

Artists Bios

Greg_2014_BW_JGreg Hildebrandt is best known for his work on the world-famous poster for Star Wars, the best-selling calendars illustrating J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings, and the fantasy novel Urshurak. He also worked on advertising art, hundreds of classic children’s books, the covers of numerous fantasy and science fiction novels, and Marvel and DC Comics.
Boris_BWBoris Vallejo’s works are known and loved around the world. He is famous for his illustrations of Tarzan, Conan the Barbarian, Doc Savage, and many other fantasy characters, as well as movie poster illustration, advertisement illustration, and artwork for collectibles, trading cards, and sculpture.
Julie_Bell_BWJulie Bell is a world-renowned, award-winning fantasy artist and wildlife painter. Julie has won two Chesley Awards and was the designer of the popular and award-winning series Dragons of Destiny. She also has won numerous first-place awards in the Art Renewal Center’s International Salon and was named a Living Master.
Whelan_BWMichael Whelan has created book and album covers for authors and musicians for 40 years, including Isaac Asimov, Stephen King, the Jacksons, and Meat Loaf. His clients have included every major U.S. book publisher, the National Geographic Society, CBS Records, and the Franklin Mint. As one of the most honored artist in science fiction, Michael has won 15 Hugo Awards, three World Fantasy Awards, and 13 Chesleys from the Association of Science Fiction and Fantasy Artists. Spectrum: The Best in Contemporary Fantastic Art named him a Grand Master in 2004.
MattStewart_BWMatt Stewart graduated with a BFA in illustration from Parsons School of Design in 1999 and turned his fascination with fantasy art into a career, working for book publishers and gaming companies, such as Wizards of the Coast, Upper Deck, Tor Books, and Duirwaigh Gallery. His work can be seen in multiple Spectrum Annuals, and has won multiple Chesley Awards.
DorianVallejoDorian Vallejo’s career began formally in his late teens when he began receiving commissions from publishing houses in New York while attending the School of Visual Arts. His love of traditional media and the figure drew him to portraiture and to focus on personal work, where he explores his other artistic interests. These days Dorian spends most of his time creating paintings and drawings for sale through galleries.
OConnor_BWWilliam O’Connor is the author and illustrator of the best-selling Dracopedia book trilogy and has produced over 5,000 illustrations for the gaming and publishing business for over 25 years. He has worked with such companies as Wizards of the Coast, Impact Books, Blizzard Entertainment, Sterling Publishing, Lucasfilm, and Activision. He has won over 30 industry awards for artistic excellence. William has taught and lectured around the country about his varied artwork; he is also a regular contributor to the popular art blog Muddy Colors and exhibits his work at such industry shows as IX, New York Comic Con, and Gen Con.
Rebecca Leveille-Guay is a graduate of Pratt Institute. Rebecca has been in group shows at R. Michelson Galleries, Allentown Art Museum, La Luz de Jesus Gallery, and Jonathan LeVine Gallery. She has been a guest artist/speaker at Rhode Island School of Design, the University of Massachusetts, Savannah College of Art and Design, and Fordham University. Rebecca has also been a guest instructor at Pratt Institute, and a guest artist by invitation to shows and events in Melbourne (Australia), Paris, Nagoya and Osaka (Japan), and Valencia, San Fernando, and Torrelavega (Spain). Her work has been reproduced in Juxtapoz magazine and featured in online articles with Juxatpoz.com and HiFructose.com.
Bob_Eggleton_BWBob Eggleton is a successful science fiction, fantasy, and landscape artist. Winner of nine Hugo Awards, 12 Chesley Awards, 1999 Skylark Award, and two Locus Awards, his art can be seen on many magazines and books, including The First Men in the Moon by H.G.Wells, Dragonhenge (2002), and The Stardragons (2005). Bob has also worked as a conceptual illustrator for movies such as Sphere (1998), Jimmy Neutron Boy Genius (2001), and The Ant Bully (2006), and the thrill ride Star Trek: The Experience in Las Vegas. He has been elected as a Fellow of The International Association of Astronomical Artists, and is a Fellow of The New England Science Fiction Association.
Jordu Schell has been in the film and television industry since 1987. His talent as a designer and sculptor is world renowned, and his credits include: Avatar, The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian, 300, Hellboy, Aliens vs. Predator: Requiem, Men in Black, The Mist, Batman Returns, Edward Scissorhands, Alien: Resurrection, The X-Files Movie, Predator II, Galaxy Quest, Evolution, and many more. He also designed Emmy award-winning creature makeup and the first fully digital creature for a television series for Babylon 5.
Donato_BWDonato Giancola teaches at the School of Visual Arts, at Amherst College (Illustration Master Class), and online for the SmArt School. He appears at various institutions and conventions, from San Diego to Rome to Moscow. Since 1993, Donato has developed a list of clients that range from major book publishers and concept design firms, including the United Nations, Lucasfilm, National Geographic, CNN, DC Comics, Microsoft, Playboy Magazine, U.S. Postal Service, Wizards of the Coast, Scholastic, Tor Books, Random House, Time/Warner, and the Syfy Channel. He has received the Hamilton King Award from the Society of Illustrators, and 20 Chesley Awards from the Association of Science Fiction and Fantasy Artists.
DavePalumbo_BWDavid Palumbo aims to craft a moody world rich in mystery and danger. He is interested in atmospheric scenes, which combine a modern psychology and texture with a classic painterly and expressive hand. His work can be found on book covers and gaming cards and has been honored with multiple awards, including a Chesley and several Spectrum medals. In addition to genre illustration, his work is featured fine art galleries from New York to Paris, and he has published several collections of his personal paintings.
ZugBWMark Zug’s formative inspirations were N.C. Wyeth, Howard Pyle, J. C. Leyendecker, and others of the Brandywine illustration tradition. His work was first published in 1994 with I, Robot: The Illustrated Screenplay by Harlan Ellison. His artwork has appeared on the covers of novels for Eberron and Forgotten Realms. His work has also appeared in Popular Science, Dragon, Dungeon, Duelist, Inquest, and Star Wars Gamer. He has illustrated for Shadowrun, BattleTech, Dune, Magic: The Gathering, and World of Warcraft. In recent years, he has become the illustrator of the best-selling Septimus Heap series of fantasy novels by Angie Sage. He holds a Jack Gaughan Award, a Chesley Award, and an Illie Award.
RuthSanderson_BWRuth Sanderson’s love of fairy tales and fantasy began when she was a child, reading her father’s battered copy of Grimms’ Fairy Tales. Ruth has illustrated over 80 books for children, and her fairy tales have received much acclaim. Her work can also be found on book covers, collector’s plates, puzzles, and greeting cards, and she has exhibited in museums, galleries, and numerous science fiction and fantasy conventions. Ruth was the Artist Guest of Honor at the 2011 World Fantasy Convention, and received the Inkpot Award at the 2013 San Diego Comi-Con. The original artwork from her book The Twelve Dancing Princesses is now in the permanent collection of the Norman Rockwell Museum.
Hickman-PortraitStephen Hickman has been illustrating science fiction and fantasy for four decades. His work is inspired by the masters of fantasy and science fiction writing, including J.R.R. Tolkien, H.P. Lovecraft, A. Merritt, Edgar Rice Burroughs, and Clark Ashton Smith. His illustrations have been used as cover work for many contemporary writers: Stephen Brust, Hal Colbatch, Tom Cool, Gordon Dickson, David Drake, Harlan Ellison, Robert Heinlein, Anne McCaffrey, Larry Niven, Andre Norton, Jerry Pournelle, and Steve Stirling, among others. Hickman’s work has earned him critical acclaim, including a World Science Fiction Convention’s Hugo Award, six Chesley Awards from the Association of Science Fiction and Fantasy Artists, and two Spectrum Gold Awards.
Stawicki Portrait 1016Matt Stawicki’s aesthetic is greatly influenced by Howard Pyle, N.C. Wyeth, Norman Rockwell, and Maxfield Parrish. Born and raised in Wilmington, Delaware, Matt graduated from the Pennsylvania School of Art and Design in 1991. Since beginning his professional career, he has created many images for a wide range of products, including book covers, video game covers, collectible cards, CD cover art, and many other fantasy products. Matt’s work has been showcased in The Masters of Dragonlance Art and Dragon Art and select clients include Daw Books, Tor Books and Time/Warner Books, Monte Cook Games, Milton-Bradley, Hasbro, Wizards of the Coast, Vivendi Games, The Franklin Mint, and The Bradford Exchange. His art can also be seen at various pop culture conventions such as DragonCon, GenCon, and IX.

britt_bwBritt Snyder Britt Snyder is an oil  painter in the Boston area and has been featured in Spectrum 21: The Best in Contemporary Fantastic Art, High FructoseImagineFX Magazine, Southwest Art, American Art Collector, and was awarded the 2014 Rising Stars Award through Muddy Colors blog for his oil paintings. Britt is the 2016 Grand Prize awardee of The Artist’s Magazine all media competition. He has 14 years experience as a commercial artist for companies such as SONY, THQ, Blizzard Entertainment, and many others.

About IX

Launched in 2008, IX is the first, groundbreaking art show, symposium, and celebration dedicated solely to Imaginative Realism–bringing artists, students, collectors, and art fans together for an annual gathering intended to inspire and create further awareness and zeal for Imaginative Realism and the realm of the fantastic.

IX is the world’s largest gathering of artists, students, and collectors of Imaginative Realist art. Each year, over 200 artists come to IX from around the world for five days to exhibit their work, finding inspiration and buyers in equal measure. Over the years, the show has been attended by artists from all over the United States, Canada, Spain, Australia, France, Germany, the United Kingdom, Croatia, and the Netherlands–featuring well over 1,000 pieces of original art and countless books, prints, and other materials each year. In addition, art collectors from as far away as the United Kingdom and continental Europe attend annually.

IX 9 will be held in Reading, Pennsylvania at the GoogleWorks Center for the Arts October 19 – 23, 2016. For more information, visit imaginativerealism.org.

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Accommodations

Visiting from out of town? We got you covered! Book from local hotels below for a special IX Preview Weekend deal.

Westin Wilmington
818 Shipyard Drive; Wilmington, DE 19801

  • $119 per night (plus 10% lodging tax)
  • Free parking
  • Complimentary internet in sleeping rooms
  • 10-15 minute drive to the Museum

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Sheraton Suites Wilmington Downtown
422 Delaware Ave; Wilmington, DE 19801

  • $116 per night (plus 10% lodging tax)
  • Free Parking
  • Complimentary internet in sleeping rooms
  • Downtown location is an easy walk to and from local restaurants and bars
  • 10-15 minute drive to the Museum
  • Shuttle service information to and from the Museum will be available in September

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

Don’t miss Kaleidoscope Cove in Kids’ Corner! This interactive installation— imagined by the Museum’s first Family-in-Residence, parents Ben and Eilish Volta and their two sons Milo and Thor—explores Howard Pyle’s work through a kaleidoscopic lens. The temporary installation features a cascading paper garland waterfall and a curtain of paper gold coins, a kid-sized geometric treasure cove, and details of Pyle’s work patterned on the walls. Kaleidoscope Cove will be on view through October 30, 2016.

Kids’ Corner Creativity Hours:
May-October: Thursdays, 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.; Fridays, 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.; and Sundays, Noon – 3:00 p.m.

During designated Creativity Hours, kids are invited to add materials to the evolving treasure cove and create their own kaleidoscopes. Families can also experience the Pyle galleries through the imagination of Milo and his gallery map while creating their own art-inspired maps.

Please help us keep Kaleidoscope Cove special for all families.   

  • Be gentle and safe while you explore the space.
  • Keep your feet on the floor while you play and explore.
  • Beanbags should stay on the ground for kids to sit down.
  • Put books and shapes away when you are finished for the day.
  • It’s always better when families stay and play together!

Explore Kaleidoscope Cove with your family. It’s Okay to touch, read, build, and play in this space. This is a good place to relax and take a break. Snacks are welcome.

SUPPORTERS

Kids’ Corner is supported by the Pollyanna Foundation.

Sep
29
Thu
Gallery DeTours
Sep 29 @ 6:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Gallery DeTours

Last Thursdays of the month

Gallery DeTours are not your average tour! Drop in each month to experience the collection with unconventional and interactive encounters. Each tour includes $1 off the purchase of beer or wine in the Thronson Café.

June 30: Choose Your Own Adventure – Start with one work of art and see where it leads on this interactive and unpredictable experience.
July 28: Art A La Carte – Design your own tour by choosing artworks from a four-course art menu.
August 25: Snapshot – See 10 works of art in 30 minutes on this high-energy tour.
September 29: Choose-Your-Own Adventure – Start with one work of art and see where it leads you on an interactive and unpredictable experience.
October 27: Art A La Carte – Design your own tour by choosing artworks from a four-course art menu.
November 24: Cancelled in observation of the holiday

Sep
30
Fri
Glory of Stories
Sep 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.

July 1 Last Stop on Market Street by Matt De La Peña
July 8 Extra Yarn by Mac Barnett
July 15 Duck on a Bike by David Shannon
July 22 Yesterday I had the Blues by Jeron Ashford Frame
July 29 Iggy Peck, Architect by Andrea Beaty

Aug 5 How I Became a Pirate by Melinda Long
Aug 12 My Heart is Like a Zoo by Michael Hall
Aug 19 The Incredible Book-Eating Boy by Oliver Jeffers
Aug 26 Miss Rumphius by Barbara Cooney

Sept 2 Chicka Chicka Boom Boom by Bill Martin Jr. and John Archambault
Sept 9 The Imaginary Garden by Andrew Larsen
Sept 16 I Ain’t Gonna Paint No More! by Karen Beaumont
Sept 23 Papa Gatto by Ruth Sanderson
Sept 30 The Art Lesson by Tomie dePaola

Oct 7 A Tree is nice by Janice May Udry
Oct 14 Mouse Paint by Ellen Stoll Walsh
Oct 21 A Bad Case of Stripes by David Shannon
Oct 28 The Little Old Lady Who Was Not Afraid of Anything by Linda Williams (Special Halloween edition: wear your costume!)

Nov4 Still Life Stew by Helena Clare Pittman
Nov 11 Flashlight by Lizi Boyd
Nov 18 The Stranger by Chris Van Allsburg
Nov 25 Bear Says Thanks by Karma Wilson

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.

Oct
1
Sat
Highlights Tour
Oct 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
Oct 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.

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

Don’t miss Kaleidoscope Cove in Kids’ Corner! This interactive installation— imagined by the Museum’s first Family-in-Residence, parents Ben and Eilish Volta and their two sons Milo and Thor—explores Howard Pyle’s work through a kaleidoscopic lens. The temporary installation features a cascading paper garland waterfall and a curtain of paper gold coins, a kid-sized geometric treasure cove, and details of Pyle’s work patterned on the walls. Kaleidoscope Cove will be on view through October 30, 2016.

Kids’ Corner Creativity Hours:
May-October: Thursdays, 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.; Fridays, 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.; and Sundays, Noon – 3:00 p.m.

During designated Creativity Hours, kids are invited to add materials to the evolving treasure cove and create their own kaleidoscopes. Families can also experience the Pyle galleries through the imagination of Milo and his gallery map while creating their own art-inspired maps.

Please help us keep Kaleidoscope Cove special for all families.   

  • Be gentle and safe while you explore the space.
  • Keep your feet on the floor while you play and explore.
  • Beanbags should stay on the ground for kids to sit down.
  • Put books and shapes away when you are finished for the day.
  • It’s always better when families stay and play together!

Explore Kaleidoscope Cove with your family. It’s Okay to touch, read, build, and play in this space. This is a good place to relax and take a break. Snacks are welcome.

SUPPORTERS

Kids’ Corner is supported by the Pollyanna Foundation.

Highlights Tour
Oct 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
Oct 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.

Oct
6
Thu
Writers in Wilmington: Ben Yagoda
Oct 6 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Ben Yagoda (c) Maria YagodaWriters in Wilmington brings notable local writers to the Museum for enthralling readings of poetry, fiction, and non-fiction. During this audiovisual presentation and lively lecture, Ben Yagoda, cultural historian and a journalism professor at the University of Delaware, will discuss his most recent book The B Side: The Death of Tin Pan Alley and the Rebirth of the Great American Song. This is the story of how the American Songbook all but disappeared by the early 1950s. There will be a brief Q&A.

Oct
7
Fri
Glory of Stories
Oct 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.

July 1 Last Stop on Market Street by Matt De La Peña
July 8 Extra Yarn by Mac Barnett
July 15 Duck on a Bike by David Shannon
July 22 Yesterday I had the Blues by Jeron Ashford Frame
July 29 Iggy Peck, Architect by Andrea Beaty

Aug 5 How I Became a Pirate by Melinda Long
Aug 12 My Heart is Like a Zoo by Michael Hall
Aug 19 The Incredible Book-Eating Boy by Oliver Jeffers
Aug 26 Miss Rumphius by Barbara Cooney

Sept 2 Chicka Chicka Boom Boom by Bill Martin Jr. and John Archambault
Sept 9 The Imaginary Garden by Andrew Larsen
Sept 16 I Ain’t Gonna Paint No More! by Karen Beaumont
Sept 23 Papa Gatto by Ruth Sanderson
Sept 30 The Art Lesson by Tomie dePaola

Oct 7 A Tree is nice by Janice May Udry
Oct 14 Mouse Paint by Ellen Stoll Walsh
Oct 21 A Bad Case of Stripes by David Shannon
Oct 28 The Little Old Lady Who Was Not Afraid of Anything by Linda Williams (Special Halloween edition: wear your costume!)

Nov4 Still Life Stew by Helena Clare Pittman
Nov 11 Flashlight by Lizi Boyd
Nov 18 The Stranger by Chris Van Allsburg
Nov 25 Bear Says Thanks by Karma Wilson

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

First Fridays of the month

Join us for this noontime lunch series on the first Friday of every month. Art is Tasty 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).

Upcoming Topics

August 5  Crying Giant, Tom Otterness
September 2  Tobacco Jars in the Form of a Bird, Robert Wallace Martin
October 7  The Springhouse, N. C. Wyeth
November 4  Enough with the Bubbles, Robert C. Jackson
December 2  Hans Brinker, Frank Earle Schoonover

Oct
8
Sat
Highlights Tour
Oct 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.

Spotlight Tours
Oct 8 @ 1:00 pm
Spotlight Tours

New in 2016! 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.

Upcoming Topics

May 14: Face Off: Powerful Portraits
June 11: Modern Artists: New Directions, Old Influences
July 9: Embrace the Shape: Sculpture Unveiled
August 13: The Many Looks of Love in Art
September 10: Howard Pyle: Giant of the Brandywine
October 8: Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood Artists: Rebels with a Cause
November 12: Face Off: Powerful Portraits

Exhibition Tour
Oct 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.

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

Don’t miss Kaleidoscope Cove in Kids’ Corner! This interactive installation— imagined by the Museum’s first Family-in-Residence, parents Ben and Eilish Volta and their two sons Milo and Thor—explores Howard Pyle’s work through a kaleidoscopic lens. The temporary installation features a cascading paper garland waterfall and a curtain of paper gold coins, a kid-sized geometric treasure cove, and details of Pyle’s work patterned on the walls. Kaleidoscope Cove will be on view through October 30, 2016.

Kids’ Corner Creativity Hours:
May-October: Thursdays, 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.; Fridays, 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.; and Sundays, Noon – 3:00 p.m.

During designated Creativity Hours, kids are invited to add materials to the evolving treasure cove and create their own kaleidoscopes. Families can also experience the Pyle galleries through the imagination of Milo and his gallery map while creating their own art-inspired maps.

Please help us keep Kaleidoscope Cove special for all families.   

  • Be gentle and safe while you explore the space.
  • Keep your feet on the floor while you play and explore.
  • Beanbags should stay on the ground for kids to sit down.
  • Put books and shapes away when you are finished for the day.
  • It’s always better when families stay and play together!

Explore Kaleidoscope Cove with your family. It’s Okay to touch, read, build, and play in this space. This is a good place to relax and take a break. Snacks are welcome.

SUPPORTERS

Kids’ Corner is supported by the Pollyanna Foundation.

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

IMG_1627-1Second Sundays

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.

July 10 Black, white, and read all over: Comic strips
Aug 14 Make-believe creatures
Sept 11 Outdoor Art
Oct 9 Special Halloween Edition: Costume Workshop
Nov 13 Clay Figures

 

Film Screening and Discussion – James E. Newton: A Life Story in Art
Oct 9 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Newton B&WThis documentary is a first-person narrative of James Newton, Professor Emeritus of Black American Studies at the University of Delaware. It tells the history of this inspiring artist, author, educator, and activist, who is still using visual storytelling to power and shape positive social change. Following the film, producers from Serviam Media, Inc., will facilitate a discussion.  Registration is recommended, but not required.

Click here to register through the Delaware Humanities Forum.

Presented by Delaware Humanities Forum.

Connected Series

Connected is a new program series featuring events produced by the community, for the community. Each program is designed to make unique connections to the Museum’s collections and Delaware’s arts and culture. For a full list of programs and details, click here. All events are free and open to the public.

Highlights Tour
Oct 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
Oct 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.

Oct
13
Thu
Sketch It!
Oct 13 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Sketch It!

Stop by the galleries to sketch, doodle, and draw together, inspired by the collection. Materials provided. All ages welcome.

 

Oct
14
Fri
Glory of Stories
Oct 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.

July 1 Last Stop on Market Street by Matt De La Peña
July 8 Extra Yarn by Mac Barnett
July 15 Duck on a Bike by David Shannon
July 22 Yesterday I had the Blues by Jeron Ashford Frame
July 29 Iggy Peck, Architect by Andrea Beaty

Aug 5 How I Became a Pirate by Melinda Long
Aug 12 My Heart is Like a Zoo by Michael Hall
Aug 19 The Incredible Book-Eating Boy by Oliver Jeffers
Aug 26 Miss Rumphius by Barbara Cooney

Sept 2 Chicka Chicka Boom Boom by Bill Martin Jr. and John Archambault
Sept 9 The Imaginary Garden by Andrew Larsen
Sept 16 I Ain’t Gonna Paint No More! by Karen Beaumont
Sept 23 Papa Gatto by Ruth Sanderson
Sept 30 The Art Lesson by Tomie dePaola

Oct 7 A Tree is nice by Janice May Udry
Oct 14 Mouse Paint by Ellen Stoll Walsh
Oct 21 A Bad Case of Stripes by David Shannon
Oct 28 The Little Old Lady Who Was Not Afraid of Anything by Linda Williams (Special Halloween edition: wear your costume!)

Nov4 Still Life Stew by Helena Clare Pittman
Nov 11 Flashlight by Lizi Boyd
Nov 18 The Stranger by Chris Van Allsburg
Nov 25 Bear Says Thanks by Karma Wilson

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.

Oct
15
Sat
Highlights Tour
Oct 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
Oct 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.

Oct
16
Sun
Kids’ Corner Creativity Hours
Oct 16 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Kids' Corner Creativity Hours

Don’t miss Kaleidoscope Cove in Kids’ Corner! This interactive installation— imagined by the Museum’s first Family-in-Residence, parents Ben and Eilish Volta and their two sons Milo and Thor—explores Howard Pyle’s work through a kaleidoscopic lens. The temporary installation features a cascading paper garland waterfall and a curtain of paper gold coins, a kid-sized geometric treasure cove, and details of Pyle’s work patterned on the walls. Kaleidoscope Cove will be on view through October 30, 2016.

Kids’ Corner Creativity Hours:
May-October: Thursdays, 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.; Fridays, 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.; and Sundays, Noon – 3:00 p.m.

During designated Creativity Hours, kids are invited to add materials to the evolving treasure cove and create their own kaleidoscopes. Families can also experience the Pyle galleries through the imagination of Milo and his gallery map while creating their own art-inspired maps.

Please help us keep Kaleidoscope Cove special for all families.   

  • Be gentle and safe while you explore the space.
  • Keep your feet on the floor while you play and explore.
  • Beanbags should stay on the ground for kids to sit down.
  • Put books and shapes away when you are finished for the day.
  • It’s always better when families stay and play together!

Explore Kaleidoscope Cove with your family. It’s Okay to touch, read, build, and play in this space. This is a good place to relax and take a break. Snacks are welcome.

SUPPORTERS

Kids’ Corner is supported by the Pollyanna Foundation.

Highlights Tour
Oct 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
Oct 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.

Oct
21
Fri
Glory of Stories
Oct 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.

July 1 Last Stop on Market Street by Matt De La Peña
July 8 Extra Yarn by Mac Barnett
July 15 Duck on a Bike by David Shannon
July 22 Yesterday I had the Blues by Jeron Ashford Frame
July 29 Iggy Peck, Architect by Andrea Beaty

Aug 5 How I Became a Pirate by Melinda Long
Aug 12 My Heart is Like a Zoo by Michael Hall
Aug 19 The Incredible Book-Eating Boy by Oliver Jeffers
Aug 26 Miss Rumphius by Barbara Cooney

Sept 2 Chicka Chicka Boom Boom by Bill Martin Jr. and John Archambault
Sept 9 The Imaginary Garden by Andrew Larsen
Sept 16 I Ain’t Gonna Paint No More! by Karen Beaumont
Sept 23 Papa Gatto by Ruth Sanderson
Sept 30 The Art Lesson by Tomie dePaola

Oct 7 A Tree is nice by Janice May Udry
Oct 14 Mouse Paint by Ellen Stoll Walsh
Oct 21 A Bad Case of Stripes by David Shannon
Oct 28 The Little Old Lady Who Was Not Afraid of Anything by Linda Williams (Special Halloween edition: wear your costume!)

Nov4 Still Life Stew by Helena Clare Pittman
Nov 11 Flashlight by Lizi Boyd
Nov 18 The Stranger by Chris Van Allsburg
Nov 25 Bear Says Thanks by Karma Wilson

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.

Truth & Vision: 21st Century Realism Members Preview
Oct 21 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Truth & Vision: 21st Century Realism  Members Preview

Members and their guests only

Truth & Vision: 21st Century Realism surveys the state of realistic painting at the start of the 21st century. Live music will set the mood for Members and their guests as they tour the exhibition and sample hors d’oeuvres. Join Margaret Winslow, Curator of Contemporary Art, for tours at 6:30 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.

RSVP by October 14 at events@delart.org or 302.351.8506.

Oct
22
Sat
NEW! Glory of Stories Saturdays
Oct 22 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
NEW! Glory of Stories Saturdays

Fourth Saturday of the month

Can’t make it to Friday’s Glory of Stories program? Join us on the fourth Saturday each month in 2016 instead! 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. 

July 23 Yesterday I had the Blues by Jeron Ashford Frame
Aug 27 Miss Rumphius by Barbara Cooney
Sept 24 Papa Gatto by Ruth Sanderson
Oct 22 A Bad Case of Stripes by David Shannon
Oct 29 The Little Old Lady Who Was Not Afraid of Anything by Linda Williams (Special Halloween edition: wear your costume!)
Nov 26 Bear Says Thanks by Karma Wilson

Highlights Tour
Oct 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.

Exhibition Tour
Oct 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.

Oct
23
Sun
Kids’ Corner Creativity Hours
Oct 23 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Kids' Corner Creativity Hours

Don’t miss Kaleidoscope Cove in Kids’ Corner! This interactive installation— imagined by the Museum’s first Family-in-Residence, parents Ben and Eilish Volta and their two sons Milo and Thor—explores Howard Pyle’s work through a kaleidoscopic lens. The temporary installation features a cascading paper garland waterfall and a curtain of paper gold coins, a kid-sized geometric treasure cove, and details of Pyle’s work patterned on the walls. Kaleidoscope Cove will be on view through October 30, 2016.

Kids’ Corner Creativity Hours:
May-October: Thursdays, 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.; Fridays, 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.; and Sundays, Noon – 3:00 p.m.

During designated Creativity Hours, kids are invited to add materials to the evolving treasure cove and create their own kaleidoscopes. Families can also experience the Pyle galleries through the imagination of Milo and his gallery map while creating their own art-inspired maps.

Please help us keep Kaleidoscope Cove special for all families.   

  • Be gentle and safe while you explore the space.
  • Keep your feet on the floor while you play and explore.
  • Beanbags should stay on the ground for kids to sit down.
  • Put books and shapes away when you are finished for the day.
  • It’s always better when families stay and play together!

Explore Kaleidoscope Cove with your family. It’s Okay to touch, read, build, and play in this space. This is a good place to relax and take a break. Snacks are welcome.

SUPPORTERS

Kids’ Corner is supported by the Pollyanna Foundation.

Highlights Tour
Oct 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.

Dual Perspective Talk
Oct 23 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm
Dual Perspective Talk

In this unique talk, visitors will explore contemporary representational painting through the eyes of an artist and a scholar. Truth & Vision exhibiting artist Robert C. Jackson and Dr. Henry Adams, Ruth Coulter Heede Professor of Art History at Case Western Reserve University, will discuss the current state of realism and its roots in the Brandywine Valley. Talk will be followed by a signing of the exhibition catalogue, Behind the Easel, authored by Jackson.

Exhibition Tour
Oct 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.

Oct
27
Thu
Sketch It!
Oct 27 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Sketch It!

Stop by the galleries to sketch, doodle, and draw together, inspired by the collection. Materials provided. All ages welcome.

 

Gallery DeTours
Oct 27 @ 6:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Gallery DeTours

Last Thursdays of the month

Gallery DeTours are not your average tour! Drop in each month to experience the collection with unconventional and interactive encounters. Each tour includes $1 off the purchase of beer or wine in the Thronson Café.

June 30: Choose Your Own Adventure – Start with one work of art and see where it leads on this interactive and unpredictable experience.
July 28: Art A La Carte – Design your own tour by choosing artworks from a four-course art menu.
August 25: Snapshot – See 10 works of art in 30 minutes on this high-energy tour.
September 29: Choose-Your-Own Adventure – Start with one work of art and see where it leads you on an interactive and unpredictable experience.
October 27: Art A La Carte – Design your own tour by choosing artworks from a four-course art menu.
November 24: Cancelled in observation of the holiday

Luminaria Labyrinth Walk
Oct 27 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Luminaria Labyrinth Walk

Illuminated by tea lights, this labyrinth program is the perfect way to wind down at the end of a long day. Free, but donations are accepted to help maintain the Museum’s Labyrinth in the Anthony N. Fusco Reservoir.

Concerts on Kentmere: Music and Art Meet Truth & Vision
Oct 27 @ 7:30 pm
Concerts on Kentmere: Music and Art Meet Truth & Vision

Connecting with the Museum’s major fall contemporary exhibition, an evening of lively and accessible music – Three Preludes by George Gershwin, Mozart en Route by Aaron Jay Kernis, Caroline Shaw’s Limestone & Felt, Café Music by Paul Schoenfield and Joaquin Turina’s fiery Piano Quartet in a minor.

7:30 pm:  Margaret Winslow, Curator talk
8:00 pm:  Pyxis Concert

About Concerts on Kentmere: Site & Sound

The 2016-2017 season of Concerts on Kentmere features chamber music performances by the Museum’s much-praised ensemble in residence, Pyxis Piano Quartet.  Returning for their 8th season, Pyxis – featuring Luigi Mazzocchi and Yang Xu (guest violins), Amy Leonard (viola), Jennifer Jie Jin (cello) and Hiroko Yamazaki (piano) – will present three exhilarating Thursday evening concerts exploring the relationship between the chamber music repertoire and the rich visual holdings of the Museum.Just prior to each concert, a Museum curator will present a brief personal insight connecting selected artworks with the evening’s musical offerings.

Click here
for more information about Concerts on Kentmere.
Oct
28
Fri
Glory of Stories
Oct 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.

July 1 Last Stop on Market Street by Matt De La Peña
July 8 Extra Yarn by Mac Barnett
July 15 Duck on a Bike by David Shannon
July 22 Yesterday I had the Blues by Jeron Ashford Frame
July 29 Iggy Peck, Architect by Andrea Beaty

Aug 5 How I Became a Pirate by Melinda Long
Aug 12 My Heart is Like a Zoo by Michael Hall
Aug 19 The Incredible Book-Eating Boy by Oliver Jeffers
Aug 26 Miss Rumphius by Barbara Cooney

Sept 2 Chicka Chicka Boom Boom by Bill Martin Jr. and John Archambault
Sept 9 The Imaginary Garden by Andrew Larsen
Sept 16 I Ain’t Gonna Paint No More! by Karen Beaumont
Sept 23 Papa Gatto by Ruth Sanderson
Sept 30 The Art Lesson by Tomie dePaola

Oct 7 A Tree is nice by Janice May Udry
Oct 14 Mouse Paint by Ellen Stoll Walsh
Oct 21 A Bad Case of Stripes by David Shannon
Oct 28 The Little Old Lady Who Was Not Afraid of Anything by Linda Williams (Special Halloween edition: wear your costume!)

Nov4 Still Life Stew by Helena Clare Pittman
Nov 11 Flashlight by Lizi Boyd
Nov 18 The Stranger by Chris Van Allsburg
Nov 25 Bear Says Thanks by Karma Wilson

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.

Oct
29
Sat
NEW! Glory of Stories Saturdays
Oct 29 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
NEW! Glory of Stories Saturdays

Fourth Saturday of the month

Can’t make it to Friday’s Glory of Stories program? Join us on the fourth Saturday each month in 2016 instead! 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. 

July 23 Yesterday I had the Blues by Jeron Ashford Frame
Aug 27 Miss Rumphius by Barbara Cooney
Sept 24 Papa Gatto by Ruth Sanderson
Oct 22 A Bad Case of Stripes by David Shannon
Oct 29 The Little Old Lady Who Was Not Afraid of Anything by Linda Williams (Special Halloween edition: wear your costume!)
Nov 26 Bear Says Thanks by Karma Wilson

Highlights Tour
Oct 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
Oct 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.

Oct
30
Sun
Connected: Screenwriting Workshop and Seminar
Oct 30 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Connected: Screenwriting Workshop and Seminar

Presented by Marc Lapadula and Valetta

Marc Lapadula, an award-winning playwright and screenwriter, will host this seminar alongside Valetta, a nationally exhibiting artist whose work will be featured this fall in the Museum’s exhibition Fluidity. Participants will gain a richer understanding of America’s primary art form by examining a script and viewing films.

Connected Series

Connected is a new program series featuring events produced by the community, for the community. Each program is designed to make unique connections to the Museum’s collections and Delaware’s arts and culture. For a full list of programs and details, click here. All events are free and open to the public.

Kids’ Corner Creativity Hours
Oct 30 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Kids' Corner Creativity Hours

Don’t miss Kaleidoscope Cove in Kids’ Corner! This interactive installation— imagined by the Museum’s first Family-in-Residence, parents Ben and Eilish Volta and their two sons Milo and Thor—explores Howard Pyle’s work through a kaleidoscopic lens. The temporary installation features a cascading paper garland waterfall and a curtain of paper gold coins, a kid-sized geometric treasure cove, and details of Pyle’s work patterned on the walls. Kaleidoscope Cove will be on view through October 30, 2016.

Kids’ Corner Creativity Hours:
May-October: Thursdays, 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.; Fridays, 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.; and Sundays, Noon – 3:00 p.m.

During designated Creativity Hours, kids are invited to add materials to the evolving treasure cove and create their own kaleidoscopes. Families can also experience the Pyle galleries through the imagination of Milo and his gallery map while creating their own art-inspired maps.

Please help us keep Kaleidoscope Cove special for all families.   

  • Be gentle and safe while you explore the space.
  • Keep your feet on the floor while you play and explore.
  • Beanbags should stay on the ground for kids to sit down.
  • Put books and shapes away when you are finished for the day.
  • It’s always better when families stay and play together!

Explore Kaleidoscope Cove with your family. It’s Okay to touch, read, build, and play in this space. This is a good place to relax and take a break. Snacks are welcome.

SUPPORTERS

Kids’ Corner is supported by the Pollyanna Foundation.

Highlights Tour
Oct 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
Oct 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.

Nov
3
Thu
Lust and Love: The Eye Miniature in Georgian England
Nov 3 @ 6:30 pm

This talk with Elle Shushan follows the history of the “Lover’s Eye” and the exploits of the British Royals and Aristocrats who made them a fad. A discussion on the quality of Eyes—good, the bad, and the downright fake will be followed by a brief Q&A. Presented by the Delaware Art Museum’s Museum Council. All proceeds benefit the restoration of the beloved Pre-Raphaelite painting Romeo and Juliet by Ford Madox Brown.

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Nov
4
Fri
Glory of Stories
Nov 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.

July 1 Last Stop on Market Street by Matt De La Peña
July 8 Extra Yarn by Mac Barnett
July 15 Duck on a Bike by David Shannon
July 22 Yesterday I had the Blues by Jeron Ashford Frame
July 29 Iggy Peck, Architect by Andrea Beaty

Aug 5 How I Became a Pirate by Melinda Long
Aug 12 My Heart is Like a Zoo by Michael Hall
Aug 19 The Incredible Book-Eating Boy by Oliver Jeffers
Aug 26 Miss Rumphius by Barbara Cooney

Sept 2 Chicka Chicka Boom Boom by Bill Martin Jr. and John Archambault
Sept 9 The Imaginary Garden by Andrew Larsen
Sept 16 I Ain’t Gonna Paint No More! by Karen Beaumont
Sept 23 Papa Gatto by Ruth Sanderson
Sept 30 The Art Lesson by Tomie dePaola

Oct 7 A Tree is nice by Janice May Udry
Oct 14 Mouse Paint by Ellen Stoll Walsh
Oct 21 A Bad Case of Stripes by David Shannon
Oct 28 The Little Old Lady Who Was Not Afraid of Anything by Linda Williams (Special Halloween edition: wear your costume!)

Nov4 Still Life Stew by Helena Clare Pittman
Nov 11 Flashlight by Lizi Boyd
Nov 18 The Stranger by Chris Van Allsburg
Nov 25 Bear Says Thanks by Karma Wilson

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

First Fridays of the month

Join us for this noontime lunch series on the first Friday of every month. Art is Tasty 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).

Upcoming Topics

August 5  Crying Giant, Tom Otterness
September 2  Tobacco Jars in the Form of a Bird, Robert Wallace Martin
October 7  The Springhouse, N. C. Wyeth
November 4  Enough with the Bubbles, Robert C. Jackson
December 2  Hans Brinker, Frank Earle Schoonover

Nov
5
Sat
Works on Paper with Elizabeth Osborne
Nov 5 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Works on Paper with Elizabeth Osborne

(30-minute lunch break)

Join Master Artist Elizabeth Osborne to experiment with mixed media on paper using watercolor, gouache, and acrylic paint. Working from still life and live models, learn to create form and articulate space using color, shape, and line while exploring transparent and opaque painting methods. Students will go on a tour of the exhibition Elizabeth Osborne: The Sixties with the artist in addition to seeing a presentation of other artworks.

Highlights Tour
Nov 5 @ 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
Nov 5 @ 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.

Nov
6
Sun
Highlights Tour
Nov 6 @ 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
Nov 6 @ 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.

Nov
10
Thu
Sketch It!
Nov 10 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Sketch It!

Stop by the galleries to sketch, doodle, and draw together, inspired by the collection. Materials provided. All ages welcome.

 

Connected Series Open House
Nov 10 @ 6:00 pm
Connected Series Open House

The Museum is hosting its second annual Open House for fellow community leaders and groups to network, share skills, and brainstorm ideas for programming in 2017. Participants will learn about upcoming exhibitions and tour Museum spaces. Registration coming soon!

Connected Series

Connected is a new program series featuring events produced by the community, for the community. Each program is designed to make unique connections to the Museum’s collections and Delaware’s arts and culture. For a full list of programs and details, click here. All events are free and open to the public.

Nov
11
Fri
Glory of Stories
Nov 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.

July 1 Last Stop on Market Street by Matt De La Peña
July 8 Extra Yarn by Mac Barnett
July 15 Duck on a Bike by David Shannon
July 22 Yesterday I had the Blues by Jeron Ashford Frame
July 29 Iggy Peck, Architect by Andrea Beaty

Aug 5 How I Became a Pirate by Melinda Long
Aug 12 My Heart is Like a Zoo by Michael Hall
Aug 19 The Incredible Book-Eating Boy by Oliver Jeffers
Aug 26 Miss Rumphius by Barbara Cooney

Sept 2 Chicka Chicka Boom Boom by Bill Martin Jr. and John Archambault
Sept 9 The Imaginary Garden by Andrew Larsen
Sept 16 I Ain’t Gonna Paint No More! by Karen Beaumont
Sept 23 Papa Gatto by Ruth Sanderson
Sept 30 The Art Lesson by Tomie dePaola

Oct 7 A Tree is nice by Janice May Udry
Oct 14 Mouse Paint by Ellen Stoll Walsh
Oct 21 A Bad Case of Stripes by David Shannon
Oct 28 The Little Old Lady Who Was Not Afraid of Anything by Linda Williams (Special Halloween edition: wear your costume!)

Nov4 Still Life Stew by Helena Clare Pittman
Nov 11 Flashlight by Lizi Boyd
Nov 18 The Stranger by Chris Van Allsburg
Nov 25 Bear Says Thanks by Karma Wilson

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.

Nov
12
Sat
Highlights Tour
Nov 12 @ 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
Nov 12 @ 1:00 pm
Spotlight Tours

New in 2016! 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.

Upcoming Topics

May 14: Face Off: Powerful Portraits
June 11: Modern Artists: New Directions, Old Influences
July 9: Embrace the Shape: Sculpture Unveiled
August 13: The Many Looks of Love in Art
September 10: Howard Pyle: Giant of the Brandywine
October 8: Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood Artists: Rebels with a Cause
November 12: Face Off: Powerful Portraits

Exhibition Tour
Nov 12 @ 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.

Nov
13
Sun
Sunday Studio
Nov 13 @ 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.

July 10 Black, white, and read all over: Comic strips
Aug 14 Make-believe creatures
Sept 11 Outdoor Art
Oct 9 Special Halloween Edition: Costume Workshop
Nov 13 Clay Figures

 

Highlights Tour
Nov 13 @ 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.