PROGRAMS & EVENTS

Jul
28
Thu
Kids’ Corner Creativity Hours
Jul 28 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 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.

Sketch It!
Jul 28 @ 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
Jul 28 @ 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

Jul
29
Fri
Kids’ Corner Creativity Hours
Jul 29 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 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.

Glory of Stories
Jul 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.

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.

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

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

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

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

Jul
31
Sun
Kids’ Corner Creativity Hours
Jul 31 @ 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
Jul 31 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Highlights Tour

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

Exhibition Tour
Jul 31 @ 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
4
Thu
Kids’ Corner Creativity Hours
Aug 4 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 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.

Connected: Wonder and Whimsy presented by Street Xpressions
Aug 4 @ 4:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Connected: Wonder and Whimsy presented by Street Xpressions

Street Xpressions, a non-profit arts organization that promotes hip hop in the community, will present an imaginative evening program that includes interactive installations, participatory dance and storytelling performances, and improv comedy inspired by Edward Koren’s cartoons and satirical scenes. The Museum will close at 8:00 p.m. the night of the event, but the festivities will continue outside in the Copeland Sculpture Garden until 9:00 p.m.

The mission of Street Xpressions Arts Organization, Inc. is to promote the positivity of Delaware’s underground street and hip hop culture, while teaching the community’s youth and young adults how to transition from recreational artists to professionals.

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.

Aug
5
Fri
Kids’ Corner Creativity Hours
Aug 5 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 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.

Glory of Stories
Aug 5 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Glory of Stories

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

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
Aug 5 @ 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

July 1  Self Portrait, Edward Koren
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

Aug
6
Sat
Highlights Tour
Aug 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
Aug 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.

Aug
7
Sun
Kids’ Corner Creativity Hours
Aug 7 @ 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
Aug 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
Aug 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.

Aug
11
Thu
Kids’ Corner Creativity Hours
Aug 11 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 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.

Sketch It! Critters from the Delaware Museum of Natural History
Aug 11 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Sketch It! Critters from the Delaware Museum of Natural History

Draw live animals in the Copeland Sculpture Garden and create your own Edward Koren-inspired cartoons and creatures with the Delaware Museum of Natural History. Materials provided. All ages welcome. 

Aug
12
Fri
Kids’ Corner Creativity Hours
Aug 12 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 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.

Glory of Stories
Aug 12 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Glory of Stories

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

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.

Clay Date – August
Aug 12 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

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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 in a relaxed and social atmosphere. No experience necessary.

Supplies, beer, wine, and light snacks provided. Must be 21 and older to participate.

Aug
13
Sat
Highlights Tour
Aug 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.

Spotlight Tours
Aug 13 @ 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
Aug 13 @ 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
14
Sun
Kids’ Corner Creativity Hours
Aug 14 @ 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
Aug 14 @ 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
Aug 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
Aug 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.

Aug
18
Thu
Kids’ Corner Creativity Hours
Aug 18 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 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.

Bitter Homes & Gardens presented by The Bearded Ladies
Aug 18 @ 6:30 pm
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The Bearded Ladies

Philadelphia’s famous cabaret company, The Bearded Ladies, go back to their roots with this outdoor cabaret that asks: “If plants had voices, what would they sing?” This hour-long botanical spectacle will feature flowers, ferns, weeds, and vegetables singing and dancing their way through the big questions that face our plant brethren. Led by Jebediah Eatin-Good, a friendly ear of corn, this bio-diverse cabaret features a range of music from Bill Withers, Bob Dylan, and Tom Waits to RaeLynn and Faith Hill, as well as original songs by resident composer Heath Allen. Join The Bearded Ladies afterwards for a post-show talk on satire.

Adults and families welcome. Bring your own lawn chairs and/or blankets. Performance will take place in the Copeland Sculpture Garden (indoors if inclement weather). Food and drinks available in the Thronson Café by Toscana. Click here to preorder a meal by Monday, August 15.

This program is made possible by the Mary Page and Tom Evans Fund.

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Aug
19
Fri
Kids’ Corner Creativity Hours
Aug 19 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 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.

Glory of Stories
Aug 19 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Glory of Stories

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

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.

Aug
20
Sat
Highlights Tour
Aug 20 @ 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 20 @ 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
21
Sun
Kids’ Corner Creativity Hours
Aug 21 @ 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
Aug 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
Aug 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.

Aug
25
Thu
Kids’ Corner Creativity Hours
Aug 25 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 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.

Sketch It!
Aug 25 @ 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.

 

Evening for Educators
Aug 25 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Evening for Educators

Calling all educators! Join us at the Museum for our biannual teacher appreciation night. Enjoy light appetizers, information on upcoming programs and shows, and a drink on the house. A great night to get to know Museum offerings and network with other educators.

Gallery DeTours
Aug 25 @ 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

Real Talk: Cultural Bias in the Gallery
Aug 25 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Real Talk: Cultural Bias in the Gallery

Why does talking about race in art feel taboo? How can we confront our own bias when looking at art? University Museums’ Curator of Education and Outreach Ivan Henderson and Delaware Art Museum’s Interim Director of Education Saralyn Rosenfield will co-facilitate a candid conversation on how our own perspectives influence our experience when viewing subversive works of art in the exhibition Dark Humor.

Aug
26
Fri
Kids’ Corner Creativity Hours
Aug 26 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 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.

Glory of Stories
Aug 26 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Glory of Stories

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

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.

Aug
27
Sat
NEW! Glory of Stories Saturdays
Aug 27 @ 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
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
28
Sun
Connected: Arts for All presented by Art Therapy Express and Zot Artz
Aug 28 @ 11:00 am – 3:30 pm
Connected: Arts for All presented by Art Therapy Express and Zot Artz

Experience the joy of creating art with others! Created and hosted by Art Therapy Express, this interactive program will bring together individuals with and without disabilities to create a large painted floor mural using adaptive technology for wheel chairs and walkers. Participants can choose their own colors and paint directly on the mural while using adaptive art tools by Zot Artz.

Art Therapy Express Program, Inc. enhances the learning capabilities and social skills of participants by providing both therapy and education. Its visual and expressive art programs are designed exclusively for children and adults with multiple and severe disabilities.

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
Aug 28 @ 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
Aug 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
Aug 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.

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 encouraged. 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

July 1  Self Portrait, Edward Koren
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.

Registration coming soon!

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

Join artists Joyce 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 @ 6:30 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.

Ticket information, event details, and registration will be available this summer. 

Related Events

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

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

Media Sponsor

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To view large images and caption information, click below.

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.

About the Artists

The artists represented include Greg Hildebrandt, illustrator of the original Star Wars poster; Boris Vallejo, who is famous for his illustrations of Tarzan and Conan the Barbarian; Charles Vess, whose award-winning work graced the covers of Marvel and DC Comics; and Donato Giancola, known for his paintings for Lucasfilm, DC Comics, Playboy Magazine, and the Syfy Channel.

Other featured artists include Julie Bell, Bob Eggleton, Stephen HickmanRebecca Leveille-Guay, Ruth Sanderson, Jordu Schell, Matt Stawicki, Matthew Stewart, William O’Connor, David Palumbo, Dorian Vallejo, Michael Whelan, and Mark Zug. Each artist will present original work in the pop-up show, covering the gamut from illustration through personal/gallery work in a wide range of mediums. All artists represented will be present at the Museum over the course of the weekend.

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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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, performances and music, games, Rolling Revolution food trucks, cocktails, and more. 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.

To view large images and caption information, click below.

Media Sponsor

out and about logo

Sep
24
Sat
IX Preview Weekend
Sep 24 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.

Ticket information, event details, and registration will be available this summer. 

Related Events

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

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

Media Sponsor

out and about logo

To view large images and caption information, click below.

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.

About the Artists

The artists represented include Greg Hildebrandt, illustrator of the original Star Wars poster; Boris Vallejo, who is famous for his illustrations of Tarzan and Conan the Barbarian; Charles Vess, whose award-winning work graced the covers of Marvel and DC Comics; and Donato Giancola, known for his paintings for Lucasfilm, DC Comics, Playboy Magazine, and the Syfy Channel.

Other featured artists include Julie Bell, Bob Eggleton, Stephen HickmanRebecca Leveille-Guay, Ruth Sanderson, Jordu Schell, Matt Stawicki, Matthew Stewart, William O’Connor, David Palumbo, Dorian Vallejo, Michael Whelan, and Mark Zug. Each artist will present original work in the pop-up show, covering the gamut from illustration through personal/gallery work in a wide range of mediums. All artists represented will be present at the Museum over the course of the weekend.

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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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.

To view large images and caption information, click below.

Media Sponsor

out and about logo

Sep
25
Sun
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.

Ticket information, event details, and registration will be available this summer. 

Related Events

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

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

Media Sponsor

out and about logo

To view large images and caption information, click below.

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.

About the Artists

The artists represented include Greg Hildebrandt, illustrator of the original Star Wars poster; Boris Vallejo, who is famous for his illustrations of Tarzan and Conan the Barbarian; Charles Vess, whose award-winning work graced the covers of Marvel and DC Comics; and Donato Giancola, known for his paintings for Lucasfilm, DC Comics, Playboy Magazine, and the Syfy Channel.

Other featured artists include Julie Bell, Bob Eggleton, Stephen HickmanRebecca Leveille-Guay, Ruth Sanderson, Jordu Schell, Matt Stawicki, Matthew Stewart, William O’Connor, David Palumbo, Dorian Vallejo, Michael Whelan, and Mark Zug. Each artist will present original work in the pop-up show, covering the gamut from illustration through personal/gallery work in a wide range of mediums. All artists represented will be present at the Museum over the course of the weekend.

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.

IX_Logo-2

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.