PROGRAMS & EVENTS

Jul
26
Thu
Share your story!
Jul 26 @ 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Share your story!

Your story matters. Your personal experiences add to our collective understanding of Wilmington’s history. Were you living, working, or attending school in the city during the occupation? Are you learning about these events for the first time? In partnership with University of Delaware’s Creative Writing Students, we invite you to share your response to the Wilmington occupation of 1968 on select Thursdays this summer.

Summer Happy Hours
Jul 26 @ 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Summer Happy Hours

Relax and unwind after a long day with the Museum’s popular Happy Hour series. Mingle with friends and enjoy live music on the terrace or tour the galleries indoors. Special themed nights will be scheduled throughout the summer. Bar and light fare will be available from Toscana at the Thronson Café. Dogs on leashes are welcome outside on the Terrace and in the Copeland Sculpture Garden. Happy Hours will take place inside the Museum during inclement weather.

All ages welcome! Kid Friendly.

Museum galleries are open with free admission every Thursday from 4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

July 19, Aug 16, Sept 13: Destination Unknown
July 26, Aug 23, Sept 27: Ed Dwornik
Aug 2, Sept 6: Seth Tillman
Aug 9, Aug 30, Sept 20: Joseph Whitney Steel Band

Please note: On Thursdays, September 6 – 27, happy hours will be 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Community Forums
Jul 26 @ 6:00 pm
Community Forums

This summer, community organizations will activate the galleries and visitors with a series of public forums focused on racial and social justice, civil rights, and education.

July 26: HerStory Ensemble

Join HerStory Ensemble members and saxophonist Fostina Dixon for a presentation lifting social justice concerns, advocacy efforts, and remedies addressing homelessness and its emerging issues. HerStory Ensemble is a community-based organization comprised of women experiencing homelessness, who are formerly homeless, or at risk of homelessness. It is the only community-based organization in Delaware primarily focused on homeless legislation.

August 2: Network Delaware
August 23: Delaware Coalition to Dismantle the New Jim Crow

DelArt Readers: Book Club
Jul 26 @ 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

What’s so contemporary about craft?
Join fellow readers in the Juried Craft Exhibition to discuss videos and articles about contemporary craft. Video and article titles forthcoming.

Thursday, November 29

The Muralist
by B.A. Shapiro

There will not be a meeting held in December.
Jul
27
Fri
Glory of Stories
Jul 27 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Glory of Stories

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

July 6 Flotsam, David Wiesner
July 13 Gordon Parks: How the Photographer Captured Black and White America, Carole Boston Weatherford
July 20 Flashlight, Lizi Boyd
July 27 City Hawk, Meghan McCarthy

Aug 3 Last Stop on Market Street, Matt De La Peña and Christian Robinson
Aug 10 Little Melba and Her Big Trombone, Katheryn Russell-Brown
Aug 17 Iggy Peck, Architect, Andrea Beaty and David Roberts
Aug 24 Duck on a Bike, David Shannon
Aug 31 Miss Rumphius, Barbara Cooney

Sept 7 Chicka Chicka Boom Boom, Bill Martin Jr.
Sept 14 How I Became a Pirate, Melinda Long
Sept 21 The Incredible Book-Eating Boy, Oliver Jeffers
Sept 28 The Imaginary Garden, Andrew Larsen

Oct 5 Julián is a Mermaid, Jessica Love
Oct 12 Mouse Paint, Ellen Stoll Walsh
Oct 19 A Bad Case of Stripes, David Shannon
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

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.

Jul
28
Sat
Highlights Tour
Jul 28 @ 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
Jul 28 @ 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.

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

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

Aug
2
Thu
Share your story!
Aug 2 @ 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Share your story!

Your story matters. Your personal experiences add to our collective understanding of Wilmington’s history. Were you living, working, or attending school in the city during the occupation? Are you learning about these events for the first time? In partnership with University of Delaware’s Creative Writing Students, we invite you to share your response to the Wilmington occupation of 1968 on select Thursdays this summer.

Summer Happy Hours
Aug 2 @ 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Summer Happy Hours

Relax and unwind after a long day with the Museum’s popular Happy Hour series. Mingle with friends and enjoy live music on the terrace or tour the galleries indoors. Special themed nights will be scheduled throughout the summer. Bar and light fare will be available from Toscana at the Thronson Café. Dogs on leashes are welcome outside on the Terrace and in the Copeland Sculpture Garden. Happy Hours will take place inside the Museum during inclement weather.

All ages welcome! Kid Friendly.

Museum galleries are open with free admission every Thursday from 4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

July 19, Aug 16, Sept 13: Destination Unknown
July 26, Aug 23, Sept 27: Ed Dwornik
Aug 2, Sept 6: Seth Tillman
Aug 9, Aug 30, Sept 20: Joseph Whitney Steel Band

Please note: On Thursdays, September 6 – 27, happy hours will be 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Community Forums
Aug 2 @ 6:00 pm
Community Forums

This summer, community organizations will activate the galleries and visitors with a series of public forums focused on racial and social justice, civil rights, and education.

July 26: HerStory Ensemble

Join HerStory Ensemble members and saxophonist Fostina Dixon for a presentation lifting social justice concerns, advocacy efforts, and remedies addressing homelessness and its emerging issues. HerStory Ensemble is a community-based organization comprised of women experiencing homelessness, who are formerly homeless, or at risk of homelessness. It is the only community-based organization in Delaware primarily focused on homeless legislation.

August 2: Network Delaware
August 23: Delaware Coalition to Dismantle the New Jim Crow

Aug
3
Fri
Glory of Stories
Aug 3 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Glory of Stories

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

July 6 Flotsam, David Wiesner
July 13 Gordon Parks: How the Photographer Captured Black and White America, Carole Boston Weatherford
July 20 Flashlight, Lizi Boyd
July 27 City Hawk, Meghan McCarthy

Aug 3 Last Stop on Market Street, Matt De La Peña and Christian Robinson
Aug 10 Little Melba and Her Big Trombone, Katheryn Russell-Brown
Aug 17 Iggy Peck, Architect, Andrea Beaty and David Roberts
Aug 24 Duck on a Bike, David Shannon
Aug 31 Miss Rumphius, Barbara Cooney

Sept 7 Chicka Chicka Boom Boom, Bill Martin Jr.
Sept 14 How I Became a Pirate, Melinda Long
Sept 21 The Incredible Book-Eating Boy, Oliver Jeffers
Sept 28 The Imaginary Garden, Andrew Larsen

Oct 5 Julián is a Mermaid, Jessica Love
Oct 12 Mouse Paint, Ellen Stoll Walsh
Oct 19 A Bad Case of Stripes, David Shannon
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

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
Aug 3 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Art is Tasty

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

2018 Topics

Click on the the dates below to register.

January 5: Reclining Nude, Abraham S. Baylinson

February 2: Tobias Curing his Father’s Blindness, Benjamin West

March 2: Toilette of a Roman Lady, Simeon Solomon

April 6: Trees in a Lane, John Ruskin, and Sycamore Tree, Andrew Wyeth

May 4: Eleanor of Aquitaine, Grace Hartigan

June 1: In the Park, Bernie Felch

July 6: March on Washington, Danny Lyon

August 3: The Mermaid, Howard Pyle

September 7: Rome II, Al Held

October 5: Indian Captives, Robert Weir

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

December 7: Covered Box with Peacock, Charles Robert Ashbee

Aug
4
Sat
Yoga in the Garden
Aug 4 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am
Yoga in the Garden

Join us again this spring and summer for yoga in the beautiful Copeland Sculpture Garden. Beginners, casual attendees, and families are welcome. Bring your own mat or borrow one of ours! Participants receive complimentary admission to the Museum. Healthy fare available in the Thronson Café following class.

July 21: All-level class led by rotating instructors
August 4: Family Yoga led by Petite Yogi
August 18: All-level class led by rotating instructors

Highlights Tour
Aug 4 @ 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
Aug 4 @ 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.

Aug
5
Sun
Highlights Tour
Aug 5 @ 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
Aug 5 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Exhibition Tour

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

Aug
9
Thu
Summer Happy Hours
Aug 9 @ 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Summer Happy Hours

Relax and unwind after a long day with the Museum’s popular Happy Hour series. Mingle with friends and enjoy live music on the terrace or tour the galleries indoors. Special themed nights will be scheduled throughout the summer. Bar and light fare will be available from Toscana at the Thronson Café. Dogs on leashes are welcome outside on the Terrace and in the Copeland Sculpture Garden. Happy Hours will take place inside the Museum during inclement weather.

All ages welcome! Kid Friendly.

Museum galleries are open with free admission every Thursday from 4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

July 19, Aug 16, Sept 13: Destination Unknown
July 26, Aug 23, Sept 27: Ed Dwornik
Aug 2, Sept 6: Seth Tillman
Aug 9, Aug 30, Sept 20: Joseph Whitney Steel Band

Please note: On Thursdays, September 6 – 27, happy hours will be 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Aug
10
Fri
Glory of Stories
Aug 10 @ 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 6 Flotsam, David Wiesner
July 13 Gordon Parks: How the Photographer Captured Black and White America, Carole Boston Weatherford
July 20 Flashlight, Lizi Boyd
July 27 City Hawk, Meghan McCarthy

Aug 3 Last Stop on Market Street, Matt De La Peña and Christian Robinson
Aug 10 Little Melba and Her Big Trombone, Katheryn Russell-Brown
Aug 17 Iggy Peck, Architect, Andrea Beaty and David Roberts
Aug 24 Duck on a Bike, David Shannon
Aug 31 Miss Rumphius, Barbara Cooney

Sept 7 Chicka Chicka Boom Boom, Bill Martin Jr.
Sept 14 How I Became a Pirate, Melinda Long
Sept 21 The Incredible Book-Eating Boy, Oliver Jeffers
Sept 28 The Imaginary Garden, Andrew Larsen

Oct 5 Julián is a Mermaid, Jessica Love
Oct 12 Mouse Paint, Ellen Stoll Walsh
Oct 19 A Bad Case of Stripes, David Shannon
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

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.

Aug
11
Sat
Highlights Tour
Aug 11 @ 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
Aug 11 @ 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.

Aug
12
Sun
Sunday Studio
Aug 12 @ 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.

July 8 Watercolor Wonder
Aug 12 Artist Activist
Sept 9 Artistic Instruments
Oct 14 Paper Sculptures
Nov 11 Fantastic Felting

Highlights Tour
Aug 12 @ 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
Aug 12 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Exhibition Tour

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

Aug
16
Thu
Share your story!
Aug 16 @ 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Share your story!

Your story matters. Your personal experiences add to our collective understanding of Wilmington’s history. Were you living, working, or attending school in the city during the occupation? Are you learning about these events for the first time? In partnership with University of Delaware’s Creative Writing Students, we invite you to share your response to the Wilmington occupation of 1968 on select Thursdays this summer.

Evening for Educators
Aug 16 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Evening for Educators

Enjoy light appetizers and drinks as you browse the galleries and learn about upcoming events and exhibits that can enhance your classroom. For an eye-opening look at the real Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., stay for the YWCA’s Beyond I Have a Dream gallery presentation at 6:00 p.m. Free for educators and administrators.

*One free drink per educator.

Summer Happy Hours
Aug 16 @ 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Summer Happy Hours

Relax and unwind after a long day with the Museum’s popular Happy Hour series. Mingle with friends and enjoy live music on the terrace or tour the galleries indoors. Special themed nights will be scheduled throughout the summer. Bar and light fare will be available from Toscana at the Thronson Café. Dogs on leashes are welcome outside on the Terrace and in the Copeland Sculpture Garden. Happy Hours will take place inside the Museum during inclement weather.

All ages welcome! Kid Friendly.

Museum galleries are open with free admission every Thursday from 4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

July 19, Aug 16, Sept 13: Destination Unknown
July 26, Aug 23, Sept 27: Ed Dwornik
Aug 2, Sept 6: Seth Tillman
Aug 9, Aug 30, Sept 20: Joseph Whitney Steel Band

Please note: On Thursdays, September 6 – 27, happy hours will be 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Beyond I Have a Dream – Cancelled
Aug 16 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Beyond I Have a Dream - Cancelled

Sorry, this program has been cancelled.

Presented by YWCA Delaware

We know “I have a dream,” but how well do we really know Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s story? As we mark the 50th anniversary of his assassination, learn more about his political views, organizing, and collaboration with other activists in this public program.

RICHARD RAW and Word Warrior Band Live in Concert (A benefit for Beyond Those Bars)
Aug 16 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
RICHARD RAW and Word Warrior Band Live in Concert (A benefit for Beyond Those Bars)

Presented by Culture Restoration Project, Inc. 

Enjoy performances by the staff of Beyond Those Bars headlined by RICHARD RAW and the Word Warrior Band, and the premier of TWO “Beyond Those Bars” music videos! School supplies (markers, notebooks, pens, pencils, etc) will be collected at the door and will benefit participants in the Beyond Those Bars afterschool program.

About Connected Series

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

Aug
17
Fri
Glory of Stories
Aug 17 @ 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 6 Flotsam, David Wiesner
July 13 Gordon Parks: How the Photographer Captured Black and White America, Carole Boston Weatherford
July 20 Flashlight, Lizi Boyd
July 27 City Hawk, Meghan McCarthy

Aug 3 Last Stop on Market Street, Matt De La Peña and Christian Robinson
Aug 10 Little Melba and Her Big Trombone, Katheryn Russell-Brown
Aug 17 Iggy Peck, Architect, Andrea Beaty and David Roberts
Aug 24 Duck on a Bike, David Shannon
Aug 31 Miss Rumphius, Barbara Cooney

Sept 7 Chicka Chicka Boom Boom, Bill Martin Jr.
Sept 14 How I Became a Pirate, Melinda Long
Sept 21 The Incredible Book-Eating Boy, Oliver Jeffers
Sept 28 The Imaginary Garden, Andrew Larsen

Oct 5 Julián is a Mermaid, Jessica Love
Oct 12 Mouse Paint, Ellen Stoll Walsh
Oct 19 A Bad Case of Stripes, David Shannon
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

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.

Aug
18
Sat
Yoga in the Garden
Aug 18 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am
Yoga in the Garden

Join us again this spring and summer for yoga in the beautiful Copeland Sculpture Garden. Beginners, casual attendees, and families are welcome. Bring your own mat or borrow one of ours! Participants receive complimentary admission to the Museum. Healthy fare available in the Thronson Café following class.

July 21: All-level class led by rotating instructors
August 4: Family Yoga led by Petite Yogi
August 18: All-level class led by rotating instructors

Highlights Tour
Aug 18 @ 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
Aug 18 @ 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.

Camping in the Sculpture Garden
Aug 18 @ 7:00 pm – Aug 19 @ 8:00 am
Camping in the Sculpture Garden

Join us for art making at twilight, moonlit sculpture tours, and bedtime stories during the Museum’s first campout. Bring your tent* for camping under the stars, and greet the sun with early-bird yoga in the morning. This is a family event for children of all ages and their grownups.

*A limited amount of indoor floor space is available for sleeping bags – please email awiggins@delart.org if you do not plan to bring a tent.

7:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Check-in and tent setup
7:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Art projects and sculpture garden tours
9:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. Bedtime snack, stories, and songs
10:00 p.m. Lights out
6:30 a.m. – 7:30 a.m. Early-bird family yoga
7:00 a.m. – 8:00 a.m. tent breakdown and checkout

Aug
19
Sun
Creative Power Family Workshops
Aug 19 @ 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.

Highlights Tour
Aug 19 @ 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.

Wilmington 1968: Commissioned Performances
Aug 19 @ 1:00 pm
Wilmington 1968: Commissioned Performances

Throughout the series of summer exhibition focused on the Civil Rights Movement, three original performances by local and regional performing artists will respond to the disturbances and subsequent occupation in Wilmington. These interdisciplinary performances and unique collaborations will combine music, visual arts, dance, and storytelling to interpret, give context, and call us to action around the events that shaped our nation and city.

Unbroken Spirit: The 1968 Siege of Wilmington

Sunday, August 19 | 1:00 p.m.

Storyteller, TAHIRA, and music composer, Jea Street, Jr. will amplify the voices of Wilmington residents who lived through the nine-month occupation by the National Guard beginning after the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. This multi-sensory performance will open and conclude with a community engagement exercise guided by Dr. Caroliese Frink Reed. Come hear the untold story of those impacted by this pivotal time in the history of our city and nation. Lend your voices to the conversation about what has changed and where we go from here. Free.

Uprising: Remembrance, Resistance, Revival

Sunday, September 16 | 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

UPRISING is a multidisciplinary art production featuring the artwork of Terrance Vann and choreography by Ashley SK Davis. Using modern dance and contemporary art, UPRISING is an artistic expression of the events in Wilmington including the populist revolution and the National Guard occupation of the city. UPRISING reflects upon the actions of the people and the government in 1968 and then flashes forward fifty years to consider the actions of both bodies today and into the future. Free.

Exhibition Tour
Aug 19 @ 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
23
Thu
Summer Happy Hours
Aug 23 @ 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Summer Happy Hours

Relax and unwind after a long day with the Museum’s popular Happy Hour series. Mingle with friends and enjoy live music on the terrace or tour the galleries indoors. Special themed nights will be scheduled throughout the summer. Bar and light fare will be available from Toscana at the Thronson Café. Dogs on leashes are welcome outside on the Terrace and in the Copeland Sculpture Garden. Happy Hours will take place inside the Museum during inclement weather.

All ages welcome! Kid Friendly.

Museum galleries are open with free admission every Thursday from 4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

July 19, Aug 16, Sept 13: Destination Unknown
July 26, Aug 23, Sept 27: Ed Dwornik
Aug 2, Sept 6: Seth Tillman
Aug 9, Aug 30, Sept 20: Joseph Whitney Steel Band

Please note: On Thursdays, September 6 – 27, happy hours will be 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Community Forums
Aug 23 @ 6:00 pm
Community Forums

This summer, community organizations will activate the galleries and visitors with a series of public forums focused on racial and social justice, civil rights, and education.

July 26: HerStory Ensemble

Join HerStory Ensemble members and saxophonist Fostina Dixon for a presentation lifting social justice concerns, advocacy efforts, and remedies addressing homelessness and its emerging issues. HerStory Ensemble is a community-based organization comprised of women experiencing homelessness, who are formerly homeless, or at risk of homelessness. It is the only community-based organization in Delaware primarily focused on homeless legislation.

August 2: Network Delaware
August 23: Delaware Coalition to Dismantle the New Jim Crow

Healing Through the Arts / Curando Través del Arte
Aug 23 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Healing Through the Arts / Curando Través del Arte

Presented by Christiana Care’s Helen F. Graham Cancer Center & Research Institute, Cancer Support Community Delaware, and Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition

View art created by breast cancer patients and survivors through in a series of healing arts workshops. This evening will be devoted to learning techniques for restorative and therapeutic artistic processes, including drawing and drumming.

 

 

Aug
24
Fri
Glory of Stories
Aug 24 @ 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 6 Flotsam, David Wiesner
July 13 Gordon Parks: How the Photographer Captured Black and White America, Carole Boston Weatherford
July 20 Flashlight, Lizi Boyd
July 27 City Hawk, Meghan McCarthy

Aug 3 Last Stop on Market Street, Matt De La Peña and Christian Robinson
Aug 10 Little Melba and Her Big Trombone, Katheryn Russell-Brown
Aug 17 Iggy Peck, Architect, Andrea Beaty and David Roberts
Aug 24 Duck on a Bike, David Shannon
Aug 31 Miss Rumphius, Barbara Cooney

Sept 7 Chicka Chicka Boom Boom, Bill Martin Jr.
Sept 14 How I Became a Pirate, Melinda Long
Sept 21 The Incredible Book-Eating Boy, Oliver Jeffers
Sept 28 The Imaginary Garden, Andrew Larsen

Oct 5 Julián is a Mermaid, Jessica Love
Oct 12 Mouse Paint, Ellen Stoll Walsh
Oct 19 A Bad Case of Stripes, David Shannon
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

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.

Aug
25
Sat
Highlights Tour
Aug 25 @ 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
Aug 25 @ 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.

Aug
26
Sun
Highlights Tour
Aug 26 @ 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
Aug 26 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Exhibition Tour

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

Aug
30
Thu
Summer Happy Hours
Aug 30 @ 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Summer Happy Hours

Relax and unwind after a long day with the Museum’s popular Happy Hour series. Mingle with friends and enjoy live music on the terrace or tour the galleries indoors. Special themed nights will be scheduled throughout the summer. Bar and light fare will be available from Toscana at the Thronson Café. Dogs on leashes are welcome outside on the Terrace and in the Copeland Sculpture Garden. Happy Hours will take place inside the Museum during inclement weather.

All ages welcome! Kid Friendly.

Museum galleries are open with free admission every Thursday from 4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

July 19, Aug 16, Sept 13: Destination Unknown
July 26, Aug 23, Sept 27: Ed Dwornik
Aug 2, Sept 6: Seth Tillman
Aug 9, Aug 30, Sept 20: Joseph Whitney Steel Band

Please note: On Thursdays, September 6 – 27, happy hours will be 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

DelArt Readers: Book Club
Aug 30 @ 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

What’s so contemporary about craft?
Join fellow readers in the Juried Craft Exhibition to discuss videos and articles about contemporary craft. Video and article titles forthcoming.

Thursday, November 29

The Muralist
by B.A. Shapiro

There will not be a meeting held in December.
Aug
31
Fri
Glory of Stories
Aug 31 @ 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 6 Flotsam, David Wiesner
July 13 Gordon Parks: How the Photographer Captured Black and White America, Carole Boston Weatherford
July 20 Flashlight, Lizi Boyd
July 27 City Hawk, Meghan McCarthy

Aug 3 Last Stop on Market Street, Matt De La Peña and Christian Robinson
Aug 10 Little Melba and Her Big Trombone, Katheryn Russell-Brown
Aug 17 Iggy Peck, Architect, Andrea Beaty and David Roberts
Aug 24 Duck on a Bike, David Shannon
Aug 31 Miss Rumphius, Barbara Cooney

Sept 7 Chicka Chicka Boom Boom, Bill Martin Jr.
Sept 14 How I Became a Pirate, Melinda Long
Sept 21 The Incredible Book-Eating Boy, Oliver Jeffers
Sept 28 The Imaginary Garden, Andrew Larsen

Oct 5 Julián is a Mermaid, Jessica Love
Oct 12 Mouse Paint, Ellen Stoll Walsh
Oct 19 A Bad Case of Stripes, David Shannon
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

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.

Sep
1
Sat
Highlights Tour
Sep 1 @ 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
Sep 1 @ 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.

Sep
2
Sun
Highlights Tour
Sep 2 @ 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
Sep 2 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Exhibition Tour

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

Sep
6
Thu
Summer Happy Hours
Sep 6 @ 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Summer Happy Hours

Relax and unwind after a long day with the Museum’s popular Happy Hour series. Mingle with friends and enjoy live music on the terrace or tour the galleries indoors. Special themed nights will be scheduled throughout the summer. Bar and light fare will be available from Toscana at the Thronson Café. Dogs on leashes are welcome outside on the Terrace and in the Copeland Sculpture Garden. Happy Hours will take place inside the Museum during inclement weather.

All ages welcome! Kid Friendly.

Museum galleries are open with free admission every Thursday from 4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

July 19, Aug 16, Sept 13: Destination Unknown
July 26, Aug 23, Sept 27: Ed Dwornik
Aug 2, Sept 6: Seth Tillman
Aug 9, Aug 30, Sept 20: Joseph Whitney Steel Band

Please note: On Thursdays, September 6 – 27, happy hours will be 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

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

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

July 6 Flotsam, David Wiesner
July 13 Gordon Parks: How the Photographer Captured Black and White America, Carole Boston Weatherford
July 20 Flashlight, Lizi Boyd
July 27 City Hawk, Meghan McCarthy

Aug 3 Last Stop on Market Street, Matt De La Peña and Christian Robinson
Aug 10 Little Melba and Her Big Trombone, Katheryn Russell-Brown
Aug 17 Iggy Peck, Architect, Andrea Beaty and David Roberts
Aug 24 Duck on a Bike, David Shannon
Aug 31 Miss Rumphius, Barbara Cooney

Sept 7 Chicka Chicka Boom Boom, Bill Martin Jr.
Sept 14 How I Became a Pirate, Melinda Long
Sept 21 The Incredible Book-Eating Boy, Oliver Jeffers
Sept 28 The Imaginary Garden, Andrew Larsen

Oct 5 Julián is a Mermaid, Jessica Love
Oct 12 Mouse Paint, Ellen Stoll Walsh
Oct 19 A Bad Case of Stripes, David Shannon
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

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
Sep 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 Topics

Click on the the dates below to register.

January 5: Reclining Nude, Abraham S. Baylinson

February 2: Tobias Curing his Father’s Blindness, Benjamin West

March 2: Toilette of a Roman Lady, Simeon Solomon

April 6: Trees in a Lane, John Ruskin, and Sycamore Tree, Andrew Wyeth

May 4: Eleanor of Aquitaine, Grace Hartigan

June 1: In the Park, Bernie Felch

July 6: March on Washington, Danny Lyon

August 3: The Mermaid, Howard Pyle

September 7: Rome II, Al Held

October 5: Indian Captives, Robert Weir

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

December 7: Covered Box with Peacock, Charles Robert Ashbee

Eat Your Art Out: A Farm-to-Table Dining Experience
Sep 7 @ 5:30 pm
Eat Your Art Out: A Farm-to-Table Dining Experience

5:30 p.m. Cocktails | 6:15 p.m. Dinner

Experience a locally sourced farm-to-table dinner in the Museum’s Copeland Sculpture Garden designed by Chef Dan Butler of Toscana! Savor courses inspired by works of art from the Museum’s permanent collection. The evening will include complimentary beer and wine, a string ensemble to accompany dinner, and a curator-led tour of the featured works. In the event of inclement weather, the dinner will be held indoors. Space is limited.

Registration coming soon!

Sep
8
Sat
Highlights Tour
Sep 8 @ 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
Sep 8 @ 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.

Jonah Bokaer Choreography
Sep 8 @ 7:00 pm

New time! 7:00 p.m.

Dance, sculpture, and projected images combine to create awe-inspiring visual illusions

Jonah Bokaer’s engaging performance, REPLICA, will be held in the Museum’s Copeland Sculpture Garden. Cultivating a new form of choreography with a structure that relies on visual art and design, Bokaer aims to transform notions of how the public sees and understands dance. Employing videos and still images, REPLICA is a masterful performance that melds the worlds of dance, sculpture, and visual art and creates intriguing visual illusions. Bokaer completed a dual degree in visual and media arts at the New School in New York City while dancing with the Merce Cunningham Dance Company. His work has been presented at MASS MoCA, MoMA PS1, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, Institut Valenciá d’Art Modern in Spain, among many other performances nationally and abroad.

Rain date: September 9, 2018

Sponsor

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.

Sep
9
Sun
Sunday Studio
Sep 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.

July 8 Watercolor Wonder
Aug 12 Artist Activist
Sept 9 Artistic Instruments
Oct 14 Paper Sculptures
Nov 11 Fantastic Felting

Highlights Tour
Sep 9 @ 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
Sep 9 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Exhibition Tour

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

Sep
13
Thu
Summer Happy Hours
Sep 13 @ 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Summer Happy Hours

Relax and unwind after a long day with the Museum’s popular Happy Hour series. Mingle with friends and enjoy live music on the terrace or tour the galleries indoors. Special themed nights will be scheduled throughout the summer. Bar and light fare will be available from Toscana at the Thronson Café. Dogs on leashes are welcome outside on the Terrace and in the Copeland Sculpture Garden. Happy Hours will take place inside the Museum during inclement weather.

All ages welcome! Kid Friendly.

Museum galleries are open with free admission every Thursday from 4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

July 19, Aug 16, Sept 13: Destination Unknown
July 26, Aug 23, Sept 27: Ed Dwornik
Aug 2, Sept 6: Seth Tillman
Aug 9, Aug 30, Sept 20: Joseph Whitney Steel Band

Please note: On Thursdays, September 6 – 27, happy hours will be 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

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

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

July 6 Flotsam, David Wiesner
July 13 Gordon Parks: How the Photographer Captured Black and White America, Carole Boston Weatherford
July 20 Flashlight, Lizi Boyd
July 27 City Hawk, Meghan McCarthy

Aug 3 Last Stop on Market Street, Matt De La Peña and Christian Robinson
Aug 10 Little Melba and Her Big Trombone, Katheryn Russell-Brown
Aug 17 Iggy Peck, Architect, Andrea Beaty and David Roberts
Aug 24 Duck on a Bike, David Shannon
Aug 31 Miss Rumphius, Barbara Cooney

Sept 7 Chicka Chicka Boom Boom, Bill Martin Jr.
Sept 14 How I Became a Pirate, Melinda Long
Sept 21 The Incredible Book-Eating Boy, Oliver Jeffers
Sept 28 The Imaginary Garden, Andrew Larsen

Oct 5 Julián is a Mermaid, Jessica Love
Oct 12 Mouse Paint, Ellen Stoll Walsh
Oct 19 A Bad Case of Stripes, David Shannon
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

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.

Sep
15
Sat
Highlights Tour
Sep 15 @ 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
Sep 15 @ 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.

Spotlight Tours
Sep 15 @ 2:00 pm
Spotlight Tours

Enjoy a tour of the Museum’s Collection through a new lens.

Saturdays, September 15 & 22, October 6 & 13: Local Pride: Art and Artists from Greater Wilmington

Sundays, September 30, October 7 & 14: Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood Artists: Rebels with a Cause

Sep
16
Sun
Highlights Tour
Sep 16 @ 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.

Wilmington 1968: Commissioned Performances
Sep 16 @ 1:00 pm
Wilmington 1968: Commissioned Performances

Throughout the series of summer exhibition focused on the Civil Rights Movement, three original performances by local and regional performing artists will respond to the disturbances and subsequent occupation in Wilmington. These interdisciplinary performances and unique collaborations will combine music, visual arts, dance, and storytelling to interpret, give context, and call us to action around the events that shaped our nation and city.

Unbroken Spirit: The 1968 Siege of Wilmington

Sunday, August 19 | 1:00 p.m.

Storyteller, TAHIRA, and music composer, Jea Street, Jr. will amplify the voices of Wilmington residents who lived through the nine-month occupation by the National Guard beginning after the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. This multi-sensory performance will open and conclude with a community engagement exercise guided by Dr. Caroliese Frink Reed. Come hear the untold story of those impacted by this pivotal time in the history of our city and nation. Lend your voices to the conversation about what has changed and where we go from here. Free.

Uprising: Remembrance, Resistance, Revival

Sunday, September 16 | 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

UPRISING is a multidisciplinary art production featuring the artwork of Terrance Vann and choreography by Ashley SK Davis. Using modern dance and contemporary art, UPRISING is an artistic expression of the events in Wilmington including the populist revolution and the National Guard occupation of the city. UPRISING reflects upon the actions of the people and the government in 1968 and then flashes forward fifty years to consider the actions of both bodies today and into the future. Free.

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

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

Sep
20
Thu
Summer Happy Hours
Sep 20 @ 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Summer Happy Hours

Relax and unwind after a long day with the Museum’s popular Happy Hour series. Mingle with friends and enjoy live music on the terrace or tour the galleries indoors. Special themed nights will be scheduled throughout the summer. Bar and light fare will be available from Toscana at the Thronson Café. Dogs on leashes are welcome outside on the Terrace and in the Copeland Sculpture Garden. Happy Hours will take place inside the Museum during inclement weather.

All ages welcome! Kid Friendly.

Museum galleries are open with free admission every Thursday from 4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

July 19, Aug 16, Sept 13: Destination Unknown
July 26, Aug 23, Sept 27: Ed Dwornik
Aug 2, Sept 6: Seth Tillman
Aug 9, Aug 30, Sept 20: Joseph Whitney Steel Band

Please note: On Thursdays, September 6 – 27, happy hours will be 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

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

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

July 6 Flotsam, David Wiesner
July 13 Gordon Parks: How the Photographer Captured Black and White America, Carole Boston Weatherford
July 20 Flashlight, Lizi Boyd
July 27 City Hawk, Meghan McCarthy

Aug 3 Last Stop on Market Street, Matt De La Peña and Christian Robinson
Aug 10 Little Melba and Her Big Trombone, Katheryn Russell-Brown
Aug 17 Iggy Peck, Architect, Andrea Beaty and David Roberts
Aug 24 Duck on a Bike, David Shannon
Aug 31 Miss Rumphius, Barbara Cooney

Sept 7 Chicka Chicka Boom Boom, Bill Martin Jr.
Sept 14 How I Became a Pirate, Melinda Long
Sept 21 The Incredible Book-Eating Boy, Oliver Jeffers
Sept 28 The Imaginary Garden, Andrew Larsen

Oct 5 Julián is a Mermaid, Jessica Love
Oct 12 Mouse Paint, Ellen Stoll Walsh
Oct 19 A Bad Case of Stripes, David Shannon
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

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.

Sep
22
Sat
Highlights Tour
Sep 22 @ 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
Sep 22 @ 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.

Spotlight Tours
Sep 22 @ 2:00 pm
Spotlight Tours

Enjoy a tour of the Museum’s Collection through a new lens.

Saturdays, September 15 & 22, October 6 & 13: Local Pride: Art and Artists from Greater Wilmington

Sundays, September 30, October 7 & 14: Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood Artists: Rebels with a Cause

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

Participate in Peace Week Delaware with a walk in the Delaware Art Museum Labyrinth in the Anthony N. Fusco Reservoir. Peace Week raises awareness and hope for peace in our communities, nation, and world. There is no fee for this program, but donations are accepted to help maintain the Museum’s Labyrinth.

Sep
23
Sun
Highlights Tour
Sep 23 @ 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.

Artists on Art: Burchfield & Hopper from a Painter’s Perspective
Sep 23 @ 2:00 pm
Artists on Art: Burchfield & Hopper from a Painter’s Perspective

Painter Philip Koch will explore the work of Charles Burchfield and Edward Hopper from an artist’s point of view and discuss how these painters influenced his own practice.

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

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

Sep
26
Wed
For Freedoms Town Hall: Restorative Schools Issue Campaign
Sep 26 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm
For Freedoms Town Hall: Restorative Schools Issue Campaign @ Kingswood Community Center

In partnership with Network Delaware, the Museum will present a Town Hall discussion on the Restorative Schools Issue Campaign moderated by exhibiting artist and For Freedoms co-founder Hank Willis Thomas. A panel of community residents, organizers, practitioners, and scholars focused on civil rights, racial and social justice, law, and youth advocacy will facilitate a rich dialogue with community members.

Registration coming soon!

Sep
27
Thu
Summer Happy Hours
Sep 27 @ 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Summer Happy Hours

Relax and unwind after a long day with the Museum’s popular Happy Hour series. Mingle with friends and enjoy live music on the terrace or tour the galleries indoors. Special themed nights will be scheduled throughout the summer. Bar and light fare will be available from Toscana at the Thronson Café. Dogs on leashes are welcome outside on the Terrace and in the Copeland Sculpture Garden. Happy Hours will take place inside the Museum during inclement weather.

All ages welcome! Kid Friendly.

Museum galleries are open with free admission every Thursday from 4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

July 19, Aug 16, Sept 13: Destination Unknown
July 26, Aug 23, Sept 27: Ed Dwornik
Aug 2, Sept 6: Seth Tillman
Aug 9, Aug 30, Sept 20: Joseph Whitney Steel Band

Please note: On Thursdays, September 6 – 27, happy hours will be 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

DelArt Readers: Book Club
Sep 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

What’s so contemporary about craft?
Join fellow readers in the Juried Craft Exhibition to discuss videos and articles about contemporary craft. Video and article titles forthcoming.

Thursday, November 29

The Muralist
by B.A. Shapiro

There will not be a meeting held in December.
Concerts on Kentmere: Pyxis Piano Quartet
Sep 27 @ 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.

Sept 27 Musical Response: Black Survival Guide, or How to Live Through a Police Riot
Jan 10 The Feminine Mystique
May 2 Masterpieces of Color and Sound

7:30 p.m. Gallery Talks | 8:00 p.m. Concerts

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.

Sep
28
Fri
Glory of Stories
Sep 28 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Glory of Stories

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

July 6 Flotsam, David Wiesner
July 13 Gordon Parks: How the Photographer Captured Black and White America, Carole Boston Weatherford
July 20 Flashlight, Lizi Boyd
July 27 City Hawk, Meghan McCarthy

Aug 3 Last Stop on Market Street, Matt De La Peña and Christian Robinson
Aug 10 Little Melba and Her Big Trombone, Katheryn Russell-Brown
Aug 17 Iggy Peck, Architect, Andrea Beaty and David Roberts
Aug 24 Duck on a Bike, David Shannon
Aug 31 Miss Rumphius, Barbara Cooney

Sept 7 Chicka Chicka Boom Boom, Bill Martin Jr.
Sept 14 How I Became a Pirate, Melinda Long
Sept 21 The Incredible Book-Eating Boy, Oliver Jeffers
Sept 28 The Imaginary Garden, Andrew Larsen

Oct 5 Julián is a Mermaid, Jessica Love
Oct 12 Mouse Paint, Ellen Stoll Walsh
Oct 19 A Bad Case of Stripes, David Shannon
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

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.

Sep
29
Sat
Korean Festival
Sep 29 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
Korean Festival

In partnership with the Korean American Association of Delaware

Participate in a cultural exchange with activities and performances exploring both traditional and modern Korean culture and celebrating ChuSeok, the Korean Thanksgiving. Activities include traditional dance, K-Pop dance, Korean martial arts demonstrations, and hands-on art projects. View artwork by the Delaware Korean School students and sample Korean food. All ages.

Highlights Tour
Sep 29 @ 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
Sep 29 @ 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.

Sep
30
Sun
Highlights Tour
Sep 30 @ 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
Sep 30 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Exhibition Tour

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

Spotlight Tours
Sep 30 @ 2:00 pm
Spotlight Tours

Enjoy a tour of the Museum’s Collection through a new lens.

Saturdays, September 15 & 22, October 6 & 13: Local Pride: Art and Artists from Greater Wilmington

Sundays, September 30, October 7 & 14: Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood Artists: Rebels with a Cause

Oct
5
Fri
Glory of Stories
Oct 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 6 Flotsam, David Wiesner
July 13 Gordon Parks: How the Photographer Captured Black and White America, Carole Boston Weatherford
July 20 Flashlight, Lizi Boyd
July 27 City Hawk, Meghan McCarthy

Aug 3 Last Stop on Market Street, Matt De La Peña and Christian Robinson
Aug 10 Little Melba and Her Big Trombone, Katheryn Russell-Brown
Aug 17 Iggy Peck, Architect, Andrea Beaty and David Roberts
Aug 24 Duck on a Bike, David Shannon
Aug 31 Miss Rumphius, Barbara Cooney

Sept 7 Chicka Chicka Boom Boom, Bill Martin Jr.
Sept 14 How I Became a Pirate, Melinda Long
Sept 21 The Incredible Book-Eating Boy, Oliver Jeffers
Sept 28 The Imaginary Garden, Andrew Larsen

Oct 5 Julián is a Mermaid, Jessica Love
Oct 12 Mouse Paint, Ellen Stoll Walsh
Oct 19 A Bad Case of Stripes, David Shannon
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

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
Oct 5 @ 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 Topics

Click on the the dates below to register.

January 5: Reclining Nude, Abraham S. Baylinson

February 2: Tobias Curing his Father’s Blindness, Benjamin West

March 2: Toilette of a Roman Lady, Simeon Solomon

April 6: Trees in a Lane, John Ruskin, and Sycamore Tree, Andrew Wyeth

May 4: Eleanor of Aquitaine, Grace Hartigan

June 1: In the Park, Bernie Felch

July 6: March on Washington, Danny Lyon

August 3: The Mermaid, Howard Pyle

September 7: Rome II, Al Held

October 5: Indian Captives, Robert Weir

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

December 7: Covered Box with Peacock, Charles Robert Ashbee

Oct
6
Sat
Highlights Tour
Oct 6 @ 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 6 @ 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.

Spotlight Tours
Oct 6 @ 2:00 pm
Spotlight Tours

Enjoy a tour of the Museum’s Collection through a new lens.

Saturdays, September 15 & 22, October 6 & 13: Local Pride: Art and Artists from Greater Wilmington

Sundays, September 30, October 7 & 14: Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood Artists: Rebels with a Cause

Oct
7
Sun
Highlights Tour
Oct 7 @ 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.