PROGRAMS & EVENTS

Oct
20
Sat
Artist Demonstrations
Oct 20 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Artist Demonstrations

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

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

About the Exhibition

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

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

Highlights Tour
Oct 20 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Highlights Tour

Museum Guides 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 20 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Exhibition Tour

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

Gallery Talk with Juror Paul Sacaridiz
Oct 20 @ 2:00 pm
Gallery Talk with Juror Paul Sacaridiz

Walk through the Juried Craft Exhibition with juror Paul Sacaridiz as he answers questions about the field of contemporary craft and how he selected the artists for this special exhibition. Free with admission.

Oct
21
Sun
Creative Power Family Workshops
Oct 21 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm

Enjoy creative time and art making in Kids’ Corner with resident family, the Silvermans! Young visitors and their families will discover the power of art through art activities inspired by the Kids’ Corner installation.

Meet the Silvermans

Introducing the Museum’s third resident family, the Silvermans! Stephanie, Alexander, and Sophia (age 8) are Delawareans who are on a mission to activate each visitor’s creative potential by providing inspiring and accessible experiences with art in their Kids’ Corner installation, Creative Power!

Creative Power invites family visitors to imagine the possibilities and contribute their own artistic voice to a transforming interactive gallery space. Infinity mirrors, colorful stripes, kinetic sculptures, and a portrait gallery featuring influential artists and community members will empower visitors to experiment with ideas and create meaningful works of art.

Penny the Piano Foster Community Day
Oct 21 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Penny the Piano Foster Community Day

Presented by Foster the Arts

Join the foster community and arts organizations for the official launch of Foster the Arts, a nonprofit organization that connects foster children to enriching arts and cultural opportunities in their home state. Learn about the unique experience of foster children through story readings, musical performances, and art activities based on the children’s book Penny the One of a Kind Piano written by Suzanne Jackson and illustrated by Bob Jackson. All ages.

Highlights Tour
Oct 21 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Highlights Tour

Museum Guides 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
25
Thu
Craft Night
Oct 25 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Craft Night

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

Oct 25 Costume workshop
Nov 8 Holiday wearables
Jan 17 Embroidery circle

DelArt Readers: Book Club
Oct 25 @ 6:00 pm

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

2018 Schedule

Thursday, June 28

My Name is Red
by Orhan Pamuk

Thursday, July 26

Art as Therapy
by Alain de Botton and John Armstrong
Thursday, August 30

Just Kids
by Patti Smith (Cris)
Thursday, September 27

The Rescue Artist
by Edward Dolnick

Thursday, October 25
Location: Juried Craft Exhibition (Gallery 10) 

Extra/Ordinary: Craft and Contemporary Art
Maria Elena Buszek, editor

Maria Elena Buszek, “Introduction: The Ordinary Made Extra/Ordinary”
Paula Owen, “Fabrication and Encounter: When Content is a Verb”
Karin E. Peterson, “How the Ordinary Becomes Extraordinary: The Modern Eye and The Quilt as Art Form”
Janis Jefferies, “Loving Attention: An Outburst of Craft in Contemporary Art”
Andrew Jackson, “Men Who Make: The ‘Flow’ of the Amateur Designer/Maker”

Thursday, November 29

The Muralist
by B.A. Shapiro

There will not be a meeting held in December.
Oct
26
Fri
Glory of Stories
Oct 26 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Glory of Stories

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Group Reservations

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

Oct
27
Sat
Gallery Talk with Artist MJ Tyson
Oct 27 @ 2:00 pm

145 Delmage Road, 2017. MJ Tyson (born 1986). Personal objects left behind by the deceased residents of 145 Delmage Road, 12 1/2 × 7 × 5 inches. Courtesy of the artist. © MJ Tyson.

Meet artist MJ Tyson and learn about how she uses personal objects to explore the past, in the special exhibition Juried Craft.

About the Exhibition

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

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

Oct
28
Sun
Día de los Muertos Family Event
Oct 28 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Día de los Muertos Family Event

ADVISORY: Traffic may be redirected or delayed around Kentmere Parkway due to the JDRF Walk between 11 am – 12 pm. Officers will assist traffic.

Celebrate Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead)—the traditional Mexican holiday honoring ancestors and friends who have passed. This family-friendly event features art activities, folkloric performances, an exhibition of a traditional Day of the Dead altar, and costumes inspired by the Disney animated film Coco. All ages. 

In partnership with Hispanic American Association of Delaware

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Group Reservations

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

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

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

2018-19 Topics

Click on the the dates below to register.

November 2: Authentic Imitation, Teresa Barkley (Selection from Juried Craft Exhibition)

December 7: Covered Box with Peacock, Charles Robert Ashbee

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

February 1Absalom Jones, Raphaelle Peale

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

In partnership with Hispanic American Association of Delaware

Celebrate Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) with a labyrinth walk illuminated by tea lights and traditional Day of the Dead activities. There is no fee for this program, but donations are accepted to help maintain the Museum’s Labyrinth. Family Friendly.

Nov
5
Mon
Poor People’s TV Room – Okwui Okpokwasili
Nov 5 @ 7:00 pm

“Ruthlessly clean and clever…Okpokwasili puts the threat in triple threat.” – Time Out NY

Delaware Art Museum presents Okwui Okpokwasili’s Poor People’s TV Room. Bessie Award winner, Okpokwasili’s multimedia dance performance is informed by two historical incidents in Nigeria: The Women’s War of 1929, a resistance movement against British colonial powers; and the Boko Haram kidnappings of more than 300 girls, which launched the Bring Back Our Girls movement. Poor People’s TV Room investigates how the complex collective actions of African women correspond to women’s social action throughout the world. This performance includes partial nudity.

Tickets

November 5 November 7

This project is supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts.

About the 2018 Performance Series

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

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

Learn more.

Nov
7
Wed
Poor People’s TV Room – Okwui Okpokwasili
Nov 7 @ 7:00 pm

“Ruthlessly clean and clever…Okpokwasili puts the threat in triple threat.” – Time Out NY

Delaware Art Museum presents Okwui Okpokwasili’s Poor People’s TV Room. Bessie Award winner, Okpokwasili’s multimedia dance performance is informed by two historical incidents in Nigeria: The Women’s War of 1929, a resistance movement against British colonial powers; and the Boko Haram kidnappings of more than 300 girls, which launched the Bring Back Our Girls movement. Poor People’s TV Room investigates how the complex collective actions of African women correspond to women’s social action throughout the world. This performance includes partial nudity.

Tickets

November 5 November 7

This project is supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts.

About the 2018 Performance Series

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

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

Learn more.

Nov
8
Thu
Craft Night
Nov 8 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Craft Night

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

Oct 25 Costume workshop
Nov 8 Holiday wearables
Jan 17 Embroidery circle

Nov
9
Fri
Glory of Stories
Nov 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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Group Reservations

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

Clay Date
Nov 9 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Clay Date

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

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

OCTOBER  NOVEMBER

Registration for February and March coming soon!

Nov
10
Sat
Loop in Loop Chain Making – 2-day Workshop
Nov 10 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Using inspiration from ancient techniques, learn how to form, fuse, and assemble fine silver links into strong chains. 2-day workshop.

Instructor: Caryn L. Hetherston

Nov
11
Sun
Loop in Loop Chain Making – 2-day Workshop
Nov 11 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Using inspiration from ancient techniques, learn how to form, fuse, and assemble fine silver links into strong chains. 2-day workshop.

Instructor: Caryn L. Hetherston

Artist Demonstrations
Nov 11 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Artist Demonstrations

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

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

About the Exhibition

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

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

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

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

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

Starting in January 2019 – Family Second Sundays!

Nov
15
Thu
2019 Performance Series Preview Event
Nov 15 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
2019 Performance Series Preview Event

Join us for an exclusive preview event to learn more about the 2019 Performance Series.

Registration coming soon!

Nov
16
Fri
Glory of Stories
Nov 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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Group Reservations

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

Nov
23
Fri
Glory of Stories
Nov 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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Group Reservations

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

Nov
25
Sun
Taking Center Stage – Women Composers, Then and Now
Nov 25 @ 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm
Taking Center Stage – Women Composers, Then and Now

Presented by University of Delaware Music Department
1:30 p.m. Pre-Concert Talk | 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

University of Delaware (UD) Music faculty members Sheila Brown and Julie Nishimura will perform a program highlighting the role of women composers in classical music. UD Musicology Professor Dr. Phil Gentry will also talk about the role of gender in society affecting women composers in the 20th and 21st centuries.

About Connected Series

Connected features events produced by the community, for the community. All events are free and open to the public. Learn more.

Nov
29
Thu
DelArt Readers: Book Club
Nov 29 @ 6:00 pm

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

2018 Schedule

Thursday, June 28

My Name is Red
by Orhan Pamuk

Thursday, July 26

Art as Therapy
by Alain de Botton and John Armstrong
Thursday, August 30

Just Kids
by Patti Smith (Cris)
Thursday, September 27

The Rescue Artist
by Edward Dolnick

Thursday, October 25
Location: Juried Craft Exhibition (Gallery 10) 

Extra/Ordinary: Craft and Contemporary Art
Maria Elena Buszek, editor

Maria Elena Buszek, “Introduction: The Ordinary Made Extra/Ordinary”
Paula Owen, “Fabrication and Encounter: When Content is a Verb”
Karin E. Peterson, “How the Ordinary Becomes Extraordinary: The Modern Eye and The Quilt as Art Form”
Janis Jefferies, “Loving Attention: An Outburst of Craft in Contemporary Art”
Andrew Jackson, “Men Who Make: The ‘Flow’ of the Amateur Designer/Maker”

Thursday, November 29

The Muralist
by B.A. Shapiro

There will not be a meeting held in December.
Nov
30
Fri
Glory of Stories
Nov 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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Group Reservations

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

Dec
1
Sat
Cartoonmania!
Dec 1 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Cartoonmania!

Ages 10 – 15. In this weekend workshop, students will design a small comic book or sequential art piece with a focus on format, balloons, and lettering. They will gain confidence in their creative process with the ultimate goal of publication!

Instructor: Sam Mylin

Early registration discount does not apply.

Dec
2
Sun
Inside Look
Dec 2 @ 2:00 pm
Inside Look

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

Dec
6
Thu
Inside Look
Dec 6 @ 6:00 pm
Inside Look

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Group Reservations

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

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

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

2018-19 Topics

Click on the the dates below to register.

November 2: Authentic Imitation, Teresa Barkley (Selection from Juried Craft Exhibition)

December 7: Covered Box with Peacock, Charles Robert Ashbee

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

February 1Absalom Jones, Raphaelle Peale

Winter Arts Festival
Dec 7 @ 12:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Winter Arts Festival

Celebrate the season at the Museum during this family-friendly two-day event! Shop for holiday gifts from 20 regional artisans, listen to festive music performed by local choirs, and enjoy the Museum’s seasonal decorations. Winter-themed art projects will be available for children and their families and snacks and beverages will be for sale from Toscana in the Museum’s Thronson Café. The Museum Store will offer Member specials throughout the weekend. Cash bar.

Artist Demonstrations
Dec 7 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Artist Demonstrations

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

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

About the Exhibition

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

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

Dec
8
Sat
Winter Arts Festival
Dec 8 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Winter Arts Festival

Celebrate the season at the Museum during this family-friendly two-day event! Shop for holiday gifts from 20 regional artisans, listen to festive music performed by local choirs, and enjoy the Museum’s seasonal decorations. Winter-themed art projects will be available for children and their families and snacks and beverages will be for sale from Toscana in the Museum’s Thronson Café. The Museum Store will offer Member specials throughout the weekend. Cash bar.

Holiday House Tour: Celebrating Timeless Classics
Dec 8 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

The theme for this year’s tour – Celebrating Timeless Classics – started as just an idea; we didn’t have any houses. We wanted to enlist local builders and architects to help choose beautiful homes, but we didn’t know what we’d discover. Now, after visits to these homes ourselves, we realize that we are lucky to be invited into the new grand homes of the Brandywine Valley. The residences have been built for today’s style of living – gracious, relaxed, family oriented – and will surely stand the test of time.

Thank you to our presenting sponsors, Dewson Construction, Period Architecture and Porter Construction who identified these homes for us. The six are all different; some definitely reflect the heritage of the stone farmhouses of the past, but others chart new territory.

Doors will be open on December 8 to:

  • Elegant Highlands Classic on Kentmere Parkway
  • New English Country Manor in Greenville
  • Fox Hollow, the beautifully appointed home of one of our sponsors
  • Surprise Prairie Style residence set among the Brandywine Valley rolling hills
  • Tranquil Transitional Retreat, minimalist in decoration yet so inviting and restful
  • Chester County Hillside Estate, where attention to architectural detail and spacious rooms and vistas entice us to linger

Tickets

Tickets will be available to purchase at the front desk after October 17. If you purchase your tickets online and elect to pick them up at the Museum, they will be available starting November 1. If you choose to have your tickets mailed to you, they will be mailed after November 1. Tickets will be available for purchase at retail locations after November 1.

Dec
9
Sun
Sunday Studio
Dec 9 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Sunday Studio

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

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

Starting in January 2019 – Family Second Sundays!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Group Reservations

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

Dec
16
Sun
Cartoon Christmas Trio
Dec 16 @ 7:00 pm

Celebrate the holidays with the return of the Cartoon Christmas Trio to Delaware Art Museum! Assembled in 1995 by bassist Rob Swanson, the trio’s sole focus is compositions from classic Christmas cartoons—particularly the music of Vince Guaraldi, composer of the “Peanuts” soundtracks. The Cartoon Christmas Trio has made live appearances on NBC, ABC, and NPR, and comes back to the Museum to wow audiences with yuletide nostalgia.

ABOUT THE 2018 PERFORMANCE SERIES

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

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

Learn more.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Group Reservations

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

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

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

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

Bring your family to the Museum over the holidays for festive art making and family-friendly celebration. Create a magical snow globe together in Kids’ Corner and find favorite works of art in the galleries.

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

Bring your family to the Museum over the holidays for festive art making and family-friendly celebration. Create a magical snow globe together in Kids’ Corner and find favorite works of art in the galleries.

DelArt Readers: Book Club
Dec 27 @ 6:00 pm

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

2018 Schedule

Thursday, June 28

My Name is Red
by Orhan Pamuk

Thursday, July 26

Art as Therapy
by Alain de Botton and John Armstrong
Thursday, August 30

Just Kids
by Patti Smith (Cris)
Thursday, September 27

The Rescue Artist
by Edward Dolnick

Thursday, October 25
Location: Juried Craft Exhibition (Gallery 10) 

Extra/Ordinary: Craft and Contemporary Art
Maria Elena Buszek, editor

Maria Elena Buszek, “Introduction: The Ordinary Made Extra/Ordinary”
Paula Owen, “Fabrication and Encounter: When Content is a Verb”
Karin E. Peterson, “How the Ordinary Becomes Extraordinary: The Modern Eye and The Quilt as Art Form”
Janis Jefferies, “Loving Attention: An Outburst of Craft in Contemporary Art”
Andrew Jackson, “Men Who Make: The ‘Flow’ of the Amateur Designer/Maker”

Thursday, November 29

The Muralist
by B.A. Shapiro

There will not be a meeting held in December.
Dec
28
Fri
Holiday Family Festivities
Dec 28 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Holiday Family Festivities

Bring your family to the Museum over the holidays for festive art making and family-friendly celebration. Create a magical snow globe together in Kids’ Corner and find favorite works of art in the galleries.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Group Reservations

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

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

Bring your family to the Museum over the holidays for festive art making and family-friendly celebration. Create a magical snow globe together in Kids’ Corner and find favorite works of art in the galleries.

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

Bring your family to the Museum over the holidays for festive art making and family-friendly celebration. Create a magical snow globe together in Kids’ Corner and find favorite works of art in the galleries.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Group Reservations

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

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

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

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

About the Exhibition

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

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

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

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

Children of all ages welcome. Family Friendly.

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

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

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

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

Thursday, January 10, 2019

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

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

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

Thursday, May 2, 2019

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

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

ABOUT THE 2018 PERFORMANCE SERIES

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

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

Learn more.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Group Reservations

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

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

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

10:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

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

10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

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

11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

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

Noon – 3:00 p.m.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Starting in January 2019 – Family Second Sundays!

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

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

Oct 25 Costume workshop
Nov 8 Holiday wearables
Jan 17 Embroidery circle

Jan
18
Fri
Glory of Stories
Jan 18 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Glory of Stories

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Group Reservations

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

Black String
Jan 18 @ 8:00 pm

Photograph by Nah Inu

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

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

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

Sponsor

This concert is sponsored by the Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation.

ABOUT THE 2018 PERFORMANCE SERIES

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

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

Learn more.

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

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

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

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

Learn more about the Connected Series.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Group Reservations

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

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

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

Registration coming soon!

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

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

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

About the Exhibition

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

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

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

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

2018 Schedule

Thursday, June 28

My Name is Red
by Orhan Pamuk

Thursday, July 26

Art as Therapy
by Alain de Botton and John Armstrong
Thursday, August 30

Just Kids
by Patti Smith (Cris)
Thursday, September 27

The Rescue Artist
by Edward Dolnick

Thursday, October 25
Location: Juried Craft Exhibition (Gallery 10) 

Extra/Ordinary: Craft and Contemporary Art
Maria Elena Buszek, editor

Maria Elena Buszek, “Introduction: The Ordinary Made Extra/Ordinary”
Paula Owen, “Fabrication and Encounter: When Content is a Verb”
Karin E. Peterson, “How the Ordinary Becomes Extraordinary: The Modern Eye and The Quilt as Art Form”
Janis Jefferies, “Loving Attention: An Outburst of Craft in Contemporary Art”
Andrew Jackson, “Men Who Make: The ‘Flow’ of the Amateur Designer/Maker”

Thursday, November 29

The Muralist
by B.A. Shapiro

There will not be a meeting held in December.
Inside Look
Jan 31 @ 6:00 pm
Inside Look

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Group Reservations

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

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

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

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

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

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

Photograph by Christian Stewart

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

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

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

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

ABOUT THE 2018 PERFORMANCE SERIES

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

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

Learn more.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Group Reservations

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

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

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

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

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

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

OCTOBER  NOVEMBER

Registration for February and March coming soon!

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

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

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

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

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

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

10:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

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

10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

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

11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

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

Noon – 3:00 p.m.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Starting in January 2019 – Family Second Sundays!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Group Reservations

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Group Reservations

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

2018 Schedule

Thursday, June 28

My Name is Red
by Orhan Pamuk

Thursday, July 26

Art as Therapy
by Alain de Botton and John Armstrong
Thursday, August 30

Just Kids
by Patti Smith (Cris)
Thursday, September 27

The Rescue Artist
by Edward Dolnick

Thursday, October 25
Location: Juried Craft Exhibition (Gallery 10) 

Extra/Ordinary: Craft and Contemporary Art
Maria Elena Buszek, editor

Maria Elena Buszek, “Introduction: The Ordinary Made Extra/Ordinary”
Paula Owen, “Fabrication and Encounter: When Content is a Verb”
Karin E. Peterson, “How the Ordinary Becomes Extraordinary: The Modern Eye and The Quilt as Art Form”
Janis Jefferies, “Loving Attention: An Outburst of Craft in Contemporary Art”
Andrew Jackson, “Men Who Make: The ‘Flow’ of the Amateur Designer/Maker”

Thursday, November 29

The Muralist
by B.A. Shapiro

There will not be a meeting held in December.
Mar
1
Fri
Glory of Stories
Mar 1 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Glory of Stories

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Group Reservations

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Group Reservations

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

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

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

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

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

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

OCTOBER  NOVEMBER

Registration for February and March coming soon!

Rennie Harris
Mar 8 @ 8:00 pm
Rennie Harris @ The Grand Opera House

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

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

ABOUT THE 2018 PERFORMANCE SERIES

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

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

Learn more.

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

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

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

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

10:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

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

10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

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

11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

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

Noon – 3:00 p.m.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Starting in January 2019 – Family Second Sundays!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Group Reservations

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Group Reservations

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