PROGRAMS & EVENTS

Aug
24
Thu
Evening for Educators
Aug 24 @ 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Evening for Educators

Teachers, have a night out on us! Enjoy light appetizers and drinks* as you browse our galleries and discover upcoming programs that can enhance your classroom. Bring your sketchbook and draw models dressed in vintage clothing from the 1950s and ‘60s with special guest Dr. Sketchy’s Philly.

*One free drink per educator.

Summer Happy Hours
Aug 24 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Summer Happy Hours

Now extended through October 26!

Loosen up after a long day with happy hours by Toscana and Mad Men-era illustrations on view in the exhibition The Original Mad Man: Illustrations by Mac Conner. Mingle with friends outside on the terrace or come indoors to tour the galleries. Dogs are welcome outside in the Copeland Sculpture Garden. Please keep all four-legged friends on a leash.

**Happy Hours will take place in the Thronson Café during inclement weather. Museum galleries are open with free admission every Thursday from 4-8pm.**

Upcoming Special Themed Nights

August 17: Music by Ed Dwornik
August 31: Doggy Day with doggy treats and music by Ed Dwornik
September 14: Music by Ed Dwornik

Retro Sketch Night with Dr. Sketchy’s Philly
Aug 24 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Retro Sketch Night with Dr. Sketchy’s Philly

Get your sketch books and pencils ready to draw retro fashion from the 1950s and ‘60s. Dr. Sketchy’s Philly models will pose in vintage clothing while sketchers draw and sip on cocktails. Guests can also enjoy illustrations depicting period fashion in the exhibition The Original Mad Man: Illustrations by Mac Conner. Drinks and food available for purchase in the Thronson Café.

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

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

June 30 Swirl by swirl by Joyce Sidman and Beth Krommes

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

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

Sept 1 Just Line Around by Kinsy McVay
Sept 8 The Tiny Seed by Eric Carle
Sept 15 Shiver Me Letters by June Sobel
Sept 22 The Great Paper Caper by Oliver Jeffers
Sept 29 Babar’s Museum of Art by Laurent De Brunhoff

Oct 6 Extra Yarn by Mac Barnett
Oct 13 Dear Mr. Blueberry by Simon James
Oct 20 The Magic Hat by Mem Fox
Oct 27 Special Halloween edition: wear your costume! Ghosts in the House! by Kazuno Kohara

Nov 3 Weaving the Rainbow by George Ella Lyon
Nov 10 Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak
Nov 17 The Little Yellow Leaf by Carin Berger
Nov 24 A Plump and Perky Turkey by Teresa Bateman

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.

Aug
26
Sat
Highlights Tour
Aug 26 @ 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
Aug 26 @ 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.

Aug
27
Sun
Highlights Tour
Aug 27 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Highlights Tour

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

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

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

Aug
31
Thu
Summer Happy Hours
Aug 31 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Summer Happy Hours

Now extended through October 26!

Loosen up after a long day with happy hours by Toscana and Mad Men-era illustrations on view in the exhibition The Original Mad Man: Illustrations by Mac Conner. Mingle with friends outside on the terrace or come indoors to tour the galleries. Dogs are welcome outside in the Copeland Sculpture Garden. Please keep all four-legged friends on a leash.

**Happy Hours will take place in the Thronson Café during inclement weather. Museum galleries are open with free admission every Thursday from 4-8pm.**

Upcoming Special Themed Nights

August 17: Music by Ed Dwornik
August 31: Doggy Day with doggy treats and music by Ed Dwornik
September 14: Music by Ed Dwornik

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

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

June 30 Swirl by swirl by Joyce Sidman and Beth Krommes

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

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

Sept 1 Just Line Around by Kinsy McVay
Sept 8 The Tiny Seed by Eric Carle
Sept 15 Shiver Me Letters by June Sobel
Sept 22 The Great Paper Caper by Oliver Jeffers
Sept 29 Babar’s Museum of Art by Laurent De Brunhoff

Oct 6 Extra Yarn by Mac Barnett
Oct 13 Dear Mr. Blueberry by Simon James
Oct 20 The Magic Hat by Mem Fox
Oct 27 Special Halloween edition: wear your costume! Ghosts in the House! by Kazuno Kohara

Nov 3 Weaving the Rainbow by George Ella Lyon
Nov 10 Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak
Nov 17 The Little Yellow Leaf by Carin Berger
Nov 24 A Plump and Perky Turkey by Teresa Bateman

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 1 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Art is Tasty

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

2017 Topics

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

*Not part of Delaware Art Museum permanent collection.

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

Sep
2
Sat
Highlights Tour
Sep 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
Sep 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.

Sep
3
Sun
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
7
Thu
Summer Happy Hours
Sep 7 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Summer Happy Hours

Now extended through October 26!

Loosen up after a long day with happy hours by Toscana and Mad Men-era illustrations on view in the exhibition The Original Mad Man: Illustrations by Mac Conner. Mingle with friends outside on the terrace or come indoors to tour the galleries. Dogs are welcome outside in the Copeland Sculpture Garden. Please keep all four-legged friends on a leash.

**Happy Hours will take place in the Thronson Café during inclement weather. Museum galleries are open with free admission every Thursday from 4-8pm.**

Upcoming Special Themed Nights

August 17: Music by Ed Dwornik
August 31: Doggy Day with doggy treats and music by Ed Dwornik
September 14: Music by Ed Dwornik

Connected: Re-Entry – A Performance Tribute to Veterans (Preview)
Sep 7 @ 6:00 pm
Connected: Re-Entry – A Performance Tribute to Veterans (Preview)

Presented by A.T. Moffett and the Delaware Division of the Arts at the baby grand

Re-Entry – A Performance Tribute to Veterans is a Delaware Division of the Arts supported project directed and choreographed by 2017 fellowship recipient A.T. Moffett. This dynamic performance piece begins with WWII and moves forward in time to present day military operations. Re-Entry blends dance choreography, original music, historic artifacts, and literary research with storytelling based on interviews with veterans and their families.

Prior to the performance at the baby grand, there will be an informal preview and a workshop with veterans and the public held at the Delaware Art Museum. The workshop will address the themes of the production. If you are a veteran, know a veteran, or are a civilian interested in participating, please contact A.T. Moffett at atmoffett@gmail.com. The performance is presented in partnership with The Grand Opera House. There is no fee for the preview, workshop, or performance. Advanced registration recommended for the workshop and to the performance at the baby grand.

Museum Preview: Thursday, September 7 at the Museum, 6:00 p.m.

Workshop: Saturday, October 21 at the Museum, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Performance: Friday, November 10 at the baby grand, 7:00 p.m.
(Please note that the main performance will take place at the baby grand 818 N Market Street, Wilmington, DE 19801.)

Connected Series

Connected features events produced by the community, for the community. All events are free and open to the public. Connected events take place at the Museum, unless otherwise noted. Learn more.

Robert Wittman Lecture and Book Signing
Sep 7 @ 6:00 pm

A game-changing World War II narrative wrapped in a riveting detective story, The Devil’s Diary: Alfred Rosenberg and the Stolen Secrets of the Third Reich by New York Times bestselling author Robert K. Wittman, chronicles Wittman’s dramatic recovery of the long-lost private diary of Alfred Rosenberg, who, as the Nazi Party’s chief ideologue, laid the philosophical foundations for the Holocaust. Following sold out lectures in 2012 and 2014, Robert Wittman, the FBI’s National Art Crime Team founder will return to discuss his new book and the importance of the protection and recovery of manuscripts and lost artworks. The discussion will be immediately followed by a book signing. Purchase tickets online or at the door (space permitting).

“The Devils Dairy” is available now in the Museum Store. Call 302.351.8521 to reserve your copy. Hardcover $35.00, paperback $18.95. (10% Discount for Museum Members)

Sponsored by Northern Trust.

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

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

June 30 Swirl by swirl by Joyce Sidman and Beth Krommes

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

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

Sept 1 Just Line Around by Kinsy McVay
Sept 8 The Tiny Seed by Eric Carle
Sept 15 Shiver Me Letters by June Sobel
Sept 22 The Great Paper Caper by Oliver Jeffers
Sept 29 Babar’s Museum of Art by Laurent De Brunhoff

Oct 6 Extra Yarn by Mac Barnett
Oct 13 Dear Mr. Blueberry by Simon James
Oct 20 The Magic Hat by Mem Fox
Oct 27 Special Halloween edition: wear your costume! Ghosts in the House! by Kazuno Kohara

Nov 3 Weaving the Rainbow by George Ella Lyon
Nov 10 Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak
Nov 17 The Little Yellow Leaf by Carin Berger
Nov 24 A Plump and Perky Turkey by Teresa Bateman

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.

Clay Date
Sep 8 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

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

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

Sep
9
Sat
Highlights Tour
Sep 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
Sep 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.

Sep
10
Sun
Sunday Studio
Sep 10 @ 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 9 Drawing Big & Bold
Aug 13 Clay Play
Sept 10 Embellish It!
Oct 8 Pumpkin Lanterns
Nov 12 Weaving

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.

Sunday Matinee & Film Discussion: The Best of Everything (1959, 121 minutes)
Sep 10 @ 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Sunday Matinee & Film Discussion: The Best of Everything (1959, 121 minutes)

Discussion led by Shelly Reuben

During the years before she was published, Shelly Reuben worked at various advertising agencies in New York City and experienced first-hand the excitement and drama of life as it is portrayed in The Best of Everything. In this romantic movie, three ambitious women of 1950s Manhattan contend with romantic disappointments, office politics, and the threat that their dreams for a fulfilling career will be cut short by marriage, children, and inertia. Inspired by Mac Conner’s illustrations, this screening and talk will draw comparisons between Conner’s imagery of women and the lifestyle, fashion, and careers of women. Free.

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
14
Thu
Summer Happy Hours
Sep 14 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Summer Happy Hours

Now extended through October 26!

Loosen up after a long day with happy hours by Toscana and Mad Men-era illustrations on view in the exhibition The Original Mad Man: Illustrations by Mac Conner. Mingle with friends outside on the terrace or come indoors to tour the galleries. Dogs are welcome outside in the Copeland Sculpture Garden. Please keep all four-legged friends on a leash.

**Happy Hours will take place in the Thronson Café during inclement weather. Museum galleries are open with free admission every Thursday from 4-8pm.**

Upcoming Special Themed Nights

August 17: Music by Ed Dwornik
August 31: Doggy Day with doggy treats and music by Ed Dwornik
September 14: Music by Ed Dwornik

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

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

June 30 Swirl by swirl by Joyce Sidman and Beth Krommes

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

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

Sept 1 Just Line Around by Kinsy McVay
Sept 8 The Tiny Seed by Eric Carle
Sept 15 Shiver Me Letters by June Sobel
Sept 22 The Great Paper Caper by Oliver Jeffers
Sept 29 Babar’s Museum of Art by Laurent De Brunhoff

Oct 6 Extra Yarn by Mac Barnett
Oct 13 Dear Mr. Blueberry by Simon James
Oct 20 The Magic Hat by Mem Fox
Oct 27 Special Halloween edition: wear your costume! Ghosts in the House! by Kazuno Kohara

Nov 3 Weaving the Rainbow by George Ella Lyon
Nov 10 Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak
Nov 17 The Little Yellow Leaf by Carin Berger
Nov 24 A Plump and Perky Turkey by Teresa Bateman

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
16
Sat
Highlights Tour
Sep 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
Sep 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.

Connected: The Day Before Tomorrow Live Performance
Sep 16 @ 7:00 pm

By Emad Jano Hemede. Dance choreographed by Kim Schroeder and performed by Ignite: A Company of Dancing Artist.

“The Day Before Tomorrow” is an interactive work of art created by Syrian visual artist Emad Hemede known as Jano. The work has two performance pieces, both occur in the museum’s outdoor labyrinth. In the first, the artist showcases the process of creation building a landscape using flour symbolizing life in its fragile form. In the second, the audience witnesses its destruction via a dance performance that illustrates how the peace and beauty that previously existed in Syria is now shattered by conflict.

Connected Series

Connected features events produced by the community, for the community. All events are free and open to the public. Connected events take place at the Museum, unless otherwise noted. Learn more.

Sep
17
Sun
Highlights Tour
Sep 17 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Highlights Tour

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

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

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

Sep
21
Thu
Summer Happy Hours
Sep 21 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Summer Happy Hours

Now extended through October 26!

Loosen up after a long day with happy hours by Toscana and Mad Men-era illustrations on view in the exhibition The Original Mad Man: Illustrations by Mac Conner. Mingle with friends outside on the terrace or come indoors to tour the galleries. Dogs are welcome outside in the Copeland Sculpture Garden. Please keep all four-legged friends on a leash.

**Happy Hours will take place in the Thronson Café during inclement weather. Museum galleries are open with free admission every Thursday from 4-8pm.**

Upcoming Special Themed Nights

August 17: Music by Ed Dwornik
August 31: Doggy Day with doggy treats and music by Ed Dwornik
September 14: Music by Ed Dwornik

Fall Free Writes
Sep 21 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Fall Free Writes

Drop-in to the Museum galleries and explore a topic or idea through writing inspired by prompts—visual or written. These informal gatherings allow participants of all experience levels to write “in the moment” with the hope of unearthing new materials and perspectives. No writing experience required. Advanced registration recommended.

Sept 21 Ekphrastic Poetry with Jane Miller – REGISTER

Sept 24 Landscapes with Lisa Dill – REGSITER

Oct 19 Mystery/Crime with Dennis Lawson – REGISTER

Oct 29 Horror with Jessa Mendez – REGISTER

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

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

June 30 Swirl by swirl by Joyce Sidman and Beth Krommes

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

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

Sept 1 Just Line Around by Kinsy McVay
Sept 8 The Tiny Seed by Eric Carle
Sept 15 Shiver Me Letters by June Sobel
Sept 22 The Great Paper Caper by Oliver Jeffers
Sept 29 Babar’s Museum of Art by Laurent De Brunhoff

Oct 6 Extra Yarn by Mac Barnett
Oct 13 Dear Mr. Blueberry by Simon James
Oct 20 The Magic Hat by Mem Fox
Oct 27 Special Halloween edition: wear your costume! Ghosts in the House! by Kazuno Kohara

Nov 3 Weaving the Rainbow by George Ella Lyon
Nov 10 Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak
Nov 17 The Little Yellow Leaf by Carin Berger
Nov 24 A Plump and Perky Turkey by Teresa Bateman

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.

Peace Week Delaware & Fall Equinox Labyrinth Walk
Sep 22 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Celebrate the beginning of fall and participate in Peace Week Delaware with a walk in the Delaware Art Museum Labyrinth!  There is no fee for this program, but donations are accepted to help maintain the Museum’s Labyrinth.

Peace Week Delaware is a statewide effort to create a culture of peace and nonviolence through social, racial, and economic justice. Now in its second year, it is a project of the Movement for a Culture of Peace.

Sep
23
Sat
Highlights Tour
Sep 23 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Highlights Tour

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

Exhibition Tour
Sep 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.

Sep
24
Sun
Fall Free Writes
Sep 24 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Fall Free Writes

Drop-in to the Museum galleries and explore a topic or idea through writing inspired by prompts—visual or written. These informal gatherings allow participants of all experience levels to write “in the moment” with the hope of unearthing new materials and perspectives. No writing experience required. Advanced registration recommended.

Sept 21 Ekphrastic Poetry with Jane Miller – REGISTER

Sept 24 Landscapes with Lisa Dill – REGSITER

Oct 19 Mystery/Crime with Dennis Lawson – REGISTER

Oct 29 Horror with Jessa Mendez – REGISTER

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

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

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

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

Sep
28
Thu
Summer Happy Hours
Sep 28 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Summer Happy Hours

Now extended through October 26!

Loosen up after a long day with happy hours by Toscana and Mad Men-era illustrations on view in the exhibition The Original Mad Man: Illustrations by Mac Conner. Mingle with friends outside on the terrace or come indoors to tour the galleries. Dogs are welcome outside in the Copeland Sculpture Garden. Please keep all four-legged friends on a leash.

**Happy Hours will take place in the Thronson Café during inclement weather. Museum galleries are open with free admission every Thursday from 4-8pm.**

Upcoming Special Themed Nights

August 17: Music by Ed Dwornik
August 31: Doggy Day with doggy treats and music by Ed Dwornik
September 14: Music by Ed Dwornik

Concerts on Kentmere
Sep 28 @ 7:30 pm

In residence since 2009, Pyxis Piano Quartet is back for the 2017–2018 season of Concerts on Kentmere. The highly regarded ensemble presents relaxed, accessible evenings of chamber music in the Museum’s beautiful galleries. Each Thursday evening concert will begin with a short curator talk exploring a connection between art and music. Audiences can socialize over coffee and desserts at intermission. The Museum is open late on Thursdays and the Thronson Café serves drinks and light food before each concert. Purchase tickets online or at the door (space permitting).

Learn more about Concerts on Kentmere.

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

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

June 30 Swirl by swirl by Joyce Sidman and Beth Krommes

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

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

Sept 1 Just Line Around by Kinsy McVay
Sept 8 The Tiny Seed by Eric Carle
Sept 15 Shiver Me Letters by June Sobel
Sept 22 The Great Paper Caper by Oliver Jeffers
Sept 29 Babar’s Museum of Art by Laurent De Brunhoff

Oct 6 Extra Yarn by Mac Barnett
Oct 13 Dear Mr. Blueberry by Simon James
Oct 20 The Magic Hat by Mem Fox
Oct 27 Special Halloween edition: wear your costume! Ghosts in the House! by Kazuno Kohara

Nov 3 Weaving the Rainbow by George Ella Lyon
Nov 10 Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak
Nov 17 The Little Yellow Leaf by Carin Berger
Nov 24 A Plump and Perky Turkey by Teresa Bateman

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
30
Sat
Korean Festival
Sep 30 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
Korean Festival

Participate in a cultural exchange with activities and performances exploring both traditional and modern Korean culture and celebrating the Korean Thanksgiving, ChuSeok. Activities include traditional dance, K-Pop dance, Korean martial arts demonstrations, pop-up exhibition featuring photography of Korea, photo booths with traditional Korean clothing, artwork by the Delaware Korean School students, hands-on art projects, and Korean food.

Recommended for all ages.

 

Highlights Tour
Sep 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
Sep 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.

Oct
1
Sun
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
5
Thu
Summer Happy Hours
Oct 5 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Summer Happy Hours

Now extended through October 26!

Loosen up after a long day with happy hours by Toscana and Mad Men-era illustrations on view in the exhibition The Original Mad Man: Illustrations by Mac Conner. Mingle with friends outside on the terrace or come indoors to tour the galleries. Dogs are welcome outside in the Copeland Sculpture Garden. Please keep all four-legged friends on a leash.

**Happy Hours will take place in the Thronson Café during inclement weather. Museum galleries are open with free admission every Thursday from 4-8pm.**

Upcoming Special Themed Nights

August 17: Music by Ed Dwornik
August 31: Doggy Day with doggy treats and music by Ed Dwornik
September 14: Music by Ed Dwornik

Oct
6
Fri
Glory of Stories
Oct 6 @ 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.

June 30 Swirl by swirl by Joyce Sidman and Beth Krommes

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

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

Sept 1 Just Line Around by Kinsy McVay
Sept 8 The Tiny Seed by Eric Carle
Sept 15 Shiver Me Letters by June Sobel
Sept 22 The Great Paper Caper by Oliver Jeffers
Sept 29 Babar’s Museum of Art by Laurent De Brunhoff

Oct 6 Extra Yarn by Mac Barnett
Oct 13 Dear Mr. Blueberry by Simon James
Oct 20 The Magic Hat by Mem Fox
Oct 27 Special Halloween edition: wear your costume! Ghosts in the House! by Kazuno Kohara

Nov 3 Weaving the Rainbow by George Ella Lyon
Nov 10 Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak
Nov 17 The Little Yellow Leaf by Carin Berger
Nov 24 A Plump and Perky Turkey by Teresa Bateman

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 6 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Art is Tasty

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

2017 Topics

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

*Not part of Delaware Art Museum permanent collection.

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

Pop-up Artist Chat: Richard Cleaver at the Creative Vision Factory
Oct 6 @ 7:00 pm
Pop-up Artist Chat: Richard Cleaver at the Creative Vision Factory @ Creative Vision Factory

In conjunction with the special exhibition Tableau: The Art of Richard Cleaver, ceramic and mixed media artist Richard Cleaver will be at the Creative Vision Factory during Wilmington Art Loop to share insights about his work and process. Fascinated by monarchies, mythology, and religion, Cleaver creates elaborate figurative sculptures full of hidden compartments to capture the lives and secrets of historical figures and personal acquaintances.

Oct
7
Sat
Highlights Tour
Oct 7 @ 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 7 @ 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
8
Sun
Sunday Studio
Oct 8 @ 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 9 Drawing Big & Bold
Aug 13 Clay Play
Sept 10 Embellish It!
Oct 8 Pumpkin Lanterns
Nov 12 Weaving

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.

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
12
Thu
Summer Happy Hours
Oct 12 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Summer Happy Hours

Now extended through October 26!

Loosen up after a long day with happy hours by Toscana and Mad Men-era illustrations on view in the exhibition The Original Mad Man: Illustrations by Mac Conner. Mingle with friends outside on the terrace or come indoors to tour the galleries. Dogs are welcome outside in the Copeland Sculpture Garden. Please keep all four-legged friends on a leash.

**Happy Hours will take place in the Thronson Café during inclement weather. Museum galleries are open with free admission every Thursday from 4-8pm.**

Upcoming Special Themed Nights

August 17: Music by Ed Dwornik
August 31: Doggy Day with doggy treats and music by Ed Dwornik
September 14: Music by Ed Dwornik

Oct
13
Fri
Bus Trip to the New York Botanical Gardens featuring the Artwork of Dale Chihuly
Oct 13 all-day
Bus Trip to the New York Botanical Gardens featuring the Artwork of Dale Chihuly

Sorry, the bus trip is SOLD OUT.

Join fellow Delaware Art Museum Members for a special opportunity to visit the artworks of world-renowned artist Dale Chihuly on view through October at NYBG. His first major garden exhibition in New York in more than ten years, CHIHULY showcases more than 20 installations and includes drawings and early works that reveal the evolution and development of the artist’s process during his celebrated career. Set within NYBG’s landmark landscape and buildings, this sensory-filled exhibition is a must-see. Members and their guests will enjoy an exclusive walking tour of the exhibition and a tram tour of the full garden grounds. Space is limited. 

Trip is rain or shine. Much of the exhibition is indoors and the Tram is covered.

Schedule (subject to change):

8:00 a.m.  Bus departs from Delaware Art Museum
11:00 a.m. Arrive at New York Botanical Gardens
11:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. Group walking tour of CHIHULY
12:15 p.m. – 1:45 p.m. Lunch at your choice of NYBG’s fabulous restaurants or cafes (not included in trip price)
2:00 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.  Garden Highlights Tram tour of NYBG’s 250 acres
2:45 p.m. – 3:45 p.m. Free time to roam
4:00 p.m. Bus departs from NYBG
7:00 p.m. Bus arrives back at DAM
Glory of Stories
Oct 13 @ 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.

June 30 Swirl by swirl by Joyce Sidman and Beth Krommes

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

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

Sept 1 Just Line Around by Kinsy McVay
Sept 8 The Tiny Seed by Eric Carle
Sept 15 Shiver Me Letters by June Sobel
Sept 22 The Great Paper Caper by Oliver Jeffers
Sept 29 Babar’s Museum of Art by Laurent De Brunhoff

Oct 6 Extra Yarn by Mac Barnett
Oct 13 Dear Mr. Blueberry by Simon James
Oct 20 The Magic Hat by Mem Fox
Oct 27 Special Halloween edition: wear your costume! Ghosts in the House! by Kazuno Kohara

Nov 3 Weaving the Rainbow by George Ella Lyon
Nov 10 Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak
Nov 17 The Little Yellow Leaf by Carin Berger
Nov 24 A Plump and Perky Turkey by Teresa Bateman

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.

Clay Date
Oct 13 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

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

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

Oct
14
Sat
Artist Gallery Talk: Richard Cleaver
Oct 14 @ 10:00 am
Artist Gallery Talk: Richard Cleaver

Join exhibiting ceramic artist Richard Cleaver on a personal gallery tour of his elaborate figurative sculptures featured in Tableau.

Teacher Workshop: Secret Relic Sculptures
Oct 14 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Teacher Workshop: Secret Relic Sculptures

In this hands-on workshop, educators will begin their training by walking through the exhibition Tableau: The Art of Richard Cleaver with the artist himself. Participants will take inspiration from the secret-keeping relics into the studios where they will create their own “Story Box.” Topics covered will include ways in which color, pattern, texture, scale and composition can be used to enhance storytelling.

Highlights Tour
Oct 14 @ 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 14 @ 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
15
Sun
Art+Science Festival
Oct 15 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Join us for a family-friendly day of experimentation and creative play. Explore art and science activities hosted by area museums, local scientists, and artists. Meet live animals, become an art detective, watch science demonstrations, and more!

Sponsors

Sponsored by:

Sponsored by Incyte. Additional support was provided, in part, by a grant from the Delaware Division of the Arts, a state agency, in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts. The Division promotes Delaware arts events on www.DelawareScene.com.

 

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
19
Thu
Summer Happy Hours
Oct 19 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Summer Happy Hours

Now extended through October 26!

Loosen up after a long day with happy hours by Toscana and Mad Men-era illustrations on view in the exhibition The Original Mad Man: Illustrations by Mac Conner. Mingle with friends outside on the terrace or come indoors to tour the galleries. Dogs are welcome outside in the Copeland Sculpture Garden. Please keep all four-legged friends on a leash.

**Happy Hours will take place in the Thronson Café during inclement weather. Museum galleries are open with free admission every Thursday from 4-8pm.**

Upcoming Special Themed Nights

August 17: Music by Ed Dwornik
August 31: Doggy Day with doggy treats and music by Ed Dwornik
September 14: Music by Ed Dwornik

Fall Free Writes
Oct 19 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Fall Free Writes

Drop-in to the Museum galleries and explore a topic or idea through writing inspired by prompts—visual or written. These informal gatherings allow participants of all experience levels to write “in the moment” with the hope of unearthing new materials and perspectives. No writing experience required. Advanced registration recommended.

Sept 21 Ekphrastic Poetry with Jane Miller – REGISTER

Sept 24 Landscapes with Lisa Dill – REGSITER

Oct 19 Mystery/Crime with Dennis Lawson – REGISTER

Oct 29 Horror with Jessa Mendez – REGISTER

Oct
20
Fri
Glory of Stories
Oct 20 @ 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.

June 30 Swirl by swirl by Joyce Sidman and Beth Krommes

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

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

Sept 1 Just Line Around by Kinsy McVay
Sept 8 The Tiny Seed by Eric Carle
Sept 15 Shiver Me Letters by June Sobel
Sept 22 The Great Paper Caper by Oliver Jeffers
Sept 29 Babar’s Museum of Art by Laurent De Brunhoff

Oct 6 Extra Yarn by Mac Barnett
Oct 13 Dear Mr. Blueberry by Simon James
Oct 20 The Magic Hat by Mem Fox
Oct 27 Special Halloween edition: wear your costume! Ghosts in the House! by Kazuno Kohara

Nov 3 Weaving the Rainbow by George Ella Lyon
Nov 10 Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak
Nov 17 The Little Yellow Leaf by Carin Berger
Nov 24 A Plump and Perky Turkey by Teresa Bateman

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.

An American Journey: The Art of John Sloan Members Preview
Oct 20 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
An American Journey: The Art of John Sloan Members Preview

Members and their Guests Only

An American Journey: The Art of John Sloan explores all facets of the artist’s long career, including his lively views of Gloucester, Massachusetts, and his studies of Santa Fe, New Mexico. Members and their guests will be immersed in the ambiance of New England and the Southwest through thematic décor, refreshments, and music. Join Heather Campbell Coyle, Chief Curator and Curator of American art, for exhibition tours throughout the evening.

RSVP by October 13 at 302.351.8506 or events@delart.org.

Oct
21
Sat
Connected: Re-Entry – A Performance Tribute to Veterans (Workshop)
Oct 21 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Connected: Re-Entry – A Performance Tribute to Veterans (Workshop)

Presented by A.T. Moffett and the Delaware Division of the Arts at the baby grand

Re-Entry – A Performance Tribute to Veterans is a Delaware Division of the Arts supported project directed and choreographed by 2017 fellowship recipient A.T. Moffett. This dynamic performance piece begins with WWII and moves forward in time to present day military operations. Re-Entry blends dance choreography, original music, historic artifacts, and literary research with storytelling based on interviews with veterans and their families.

Prior to the performance at the baby grand, there will be an informal preview and a workshop with veterans and the public held at the Delaware Art Museum. The workshop will address the themes of the production. If you are a veteran, know a veteran, or are a civilian interested in participating, please contact A.T. Moffett at atmoffett@gmail.com. The performance is presented in partnership with The Grand Opera House. There is no fee for the preview, workshop, or performance. Advanced registration recommended for the workshop and to the performance at the baby grand.

Museum Preview: Thursday, September 7 at the Museum, 6:00 p.m.

Workshop: Saturday, October 21 at the Museum, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Performance: Friday, November 10 at the baby grand, 7:00 p.m.
(Please note that the main performance will take place at the baby grand 818 N Market Street, Wilmington, DE 19801.)

Connected Series

Connected features events produced by the community, for the community. All events are free and open to the public. Connected events take place at the Museum, unless otherwise noted. Learn more.

Highlights Tour
Oct 21 @ 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 21 @ 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
22
Sun
Connected: Portraits of Wilmington
Oct 22 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Presented by the Beauty Shop Project Delaware

See yourself through the eyes of an artist and as part of the Wilmington community. The Beauty Shop Project Delaware, painter and portraitist Stacey Davidson of South Carolina, and the Creative Vision Factory will bring local artists and community members together for a portrait-making session. Participants will sit for a drawn or painted portrait and can keep the original work, which will be scanned and later exhibited with the others to document the group project.

Connected Series

Connected features events produced by the community, for the community. All events are free and open to the public. Connected events take place at the Museum, unless otherwise noted. Learn more.

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
26
Thu
Summer Happy Hours
Oct 26 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Summer Happy Hours

Now extended through October 26!

Loosen up after a long day with happy hours by Toscana and Mad Men-era illustrations on view in the exhibition The Original Mad Man: Illustrations by Mac Conner. Mingle with friends outside on the terrace or come indoors to tour the galleries. Dogs are welcome outside in the Copeland Sculpture Garden. Please keep all four-legged friends on a leash.

**Happy Hours will take place in the Thronson Café during inclement weather. Museum galleries are open with free admission every Thursday from 4-8pm.**

Upcoming Special Themed Nights

August 17: Music by Ed Dwornik
August 31: Doggy Day with doggy treats and music by Ed Dwornik
September 14: Music by Ed Dwornik

Oct
27
Fri
Glory of Stories
Oct 27 @ 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.

June 30 Swirl by swirl by Joyce Sidman and Beth Krommes

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

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

Sept 1 Just Line Around by Kinsy McVay
Sept 8 The Tiny Seed by Eric Carle
Sept 15 Shiver Me Letters by June Sobel
Sept 22 The Great Paper Caper by Oliver Jeffers
Sept 29 Babar’s Museum of Art by Laurent De Brunhoff

Oct 6 Extra Yarn by Mac Barnett
Oct 13 Dear Mr. Blueberry by Simon James
Oct 20 The Magic Hat by Mem Fox
Oct 27 Special Halloween edition: wear your costume! Ghosts in the House! by Kazuno Kohara

Nov 3 Weaving the Rainbow by George Ella Lyon
Nov 10 Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak
Nov 17 The Little Yellow Leaf by Carin Berger
Nov 24 A Plump and Perky Turkey by Teresa Bateman

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
28
Sat
Highlights Tour
Oct 28 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Highlights Tour

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

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

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

Oct
29
Sun
Fall Free Writes
Oct 29 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Fall Free Writes

Drop-in to the Museum galleries and explore a topic or idea through writing inspired by prompts—visual or written. These informal gatherings allow participants of all experience levels to write “in the moment” with the hope of unearthing new materials and perspectives. No writing experience required. Advanced registration recommended.

Sept 21 Ekphrastic Poetry with Jane Miller – REGISTER

Sept 24 Landscapes with Lisa Dill – REGSITER

Oct 19 Mystery/Crime with Dennis Lawson – REGISTER

Oct 29 Horror with Jessa Mendez – REGISTER

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.

Nov
2
Thu
Día de los Muertos Luminaria Labyrinth Walk
Nov 2 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Día de los Muertos Luminaria Labyrinth Walk

Celebrate Día de los Muertos—the traditional Mexican holiday honoring ancestors and friends who have passed—with a labyrinth walk in the Anthony N. Fusco Reservoir illuminated by tea lights. There is no fee for this program, but donations are accepted to help maintain the Museum’s Labyrinth.

Inside Look Series: Sloan’s Self-Portraits
Nov 2 @ 6:00 pm
Inside Look Series: Sloan’s Self-Portraits

Get a closer look and explore how John Sloan’s self-portraits reveal the ways in which he worked to craft his own identity amid changing ideas about the role of the artist in society. A graduate student from the University of Delaware will lead an in-depth conversation in the galleries with visitors.

Symposium & Public Talks: International Perspectives in the Era of John Sloan and the Ashcan School
Nov 2 @ 6:00 pm
Symposium & Public Talks: International Perspectives in the Era of John Sloan and the Ashcan School

John Sloan never traveled outside the United States. He was exposed to other cultures through friends who studied abroad, international art exhibitions, the transatlantic trade in prints and publications, and immigrants living in the U.S. This symposium will shed light on the international exchange of art and ideas that influenced the work of Sloan and his circle and shaped American art during his career. Leading scholars will explore the global conversations that inflected the work and critical reception of Sloan and his contemporaries.

November 2
Free admission and open to the public. Advanced registration recommended.
6:00 p.m. Inside Look Series: Sloan’s Self-Portraits
7:00 p.m. Public Lecture with Symposium Keynote Speaker

November 3
$20 Members, $25 Non-Members, Students FREE w/valid student I.D. Advanced registration required. Registration includes admission to public talks on November 2.
9:00 a.m. Registration
9:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Symposium
5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. Reception

Nov
3
Fri
Symposium & Public Talks: International Perspectives in the Era of John Sloan and the Ashcan School
Nov 3 @ 9:00 am – 6:30 pm
Symposium & Public Talks: International Perspectives in the Era of John Sloan and the Ashcan School

John Sloan never traveled outside the United States. He was exposed to other cultures through friends who studied abroad, international art exhibitions, the transatlantic trade in prints and publications, and immigrants living in the U.S. This symposium will shed light on the international exchange of art and ideas that influenced the work of Sloan and his circle and shaped American art during his career. Leading scholars will explore the global conversations that inflected the work and critical reception of Sloan and his contemporaries.

November 2
Free admission and open to the public. Advanced registration recommended.
6:00 p.m. Inside Look Series: Sloan’s Self-Portraits
7:00 p.m. Public Lecture with Symposium Keynote Speaker

November 3
$20 Members, $25 Non-Members, Students FREE w/valid student I.D. Advanced registration required. Registration includes admission to public talks on November 2.
9:00 a.m. Registration
9:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Symposium
5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. Reception

Glory of Stories
Nov 3 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Glory of Stories

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

June 30 Swirl by swirl by Joyce Sidman and Beth Krommes

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

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

Sept 1 Just Line Around by Kinsy McVay
Sept 8 The Tiny Seed by Eric Carle
Sept 15 Shiver Me Letters by June Sobel
Sept 22 The Great Paper Caper by Oliver Jeffers
Sept 29 Babar’s Museum of Art by Laurent De Brunhoff

Oct 6 Extra Yarn by Mac Barnett
Oct 13 Dear Mr. Blueberry by Simon James
Oct 20 The Magic Hat by Mem Fox
Oct 27 Special Halloween edition: wear your costume! Ghosts in the House! by Kazuno Kohara

Nov 3 Weaving the Rainbow by George Ella Lyon
Nov 10 Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak
Nov 17 The Little Yellow Leaf by Carin Berger
Nov 24 A Plump and Perky Turkey by Teresa Bateman

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 3 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Art is Tasty

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

2017 Topics

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

*Not part of Delaware Art Museum permanent collection.

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

Nov
4
Sat
Highlights Tour
Nov 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
Nov 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.

Nov
5
Sun
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.

Inside Look Series: Sloan’s Self-Portraits
Nov 5 @ 1:00 pm
Inside Look Series: Sloan’s Self-Portraits

Get a closer look and explore how John Sloan’s self-portraits reveal the ways in which he worked to craft his own identity amid changing ideas about the role of the artist in society. A graduate student from the University of Delaware will lead an in-depth conversation in the galleries with visitors.

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
9
Thu
Connected Open House
Nov 9 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Connected Open House

Connected is an innovative series that engages local creative community members to produce art-based programs at the Museum or offsite. The Museum is hosting its third annual Open House for fellow community leaders and groups to network, share skills, and brainstorm ideas for programming in 2018. Advanced registration recommended. 

Connected Series

Connected features events produced by the community, for the community. All events are free and open to the public. Connected events take place at the Museum, unless otherwise noted. Learn more.