PROGRAMS & EVENTS

October 2014 – December 2015

Oct
30
Thu
Luminaria Labyrinth Walks
Oct 30 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Luminaria Labyrinth Walks

Illuminated by tea lights, this labyrinth program is the perfect way to wind down at the end of a long day.

Free, but donations are accepted to help maintain the Museum’s labyrinth.

New! Concerts on Kentmere: Pyxis Piano Quartet
Oct 30 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
New! Concerts on Kentmere: Pyxis Piano Quartet

To celebrate the first concert of their new season, the musicians—Meredith Amado, violin; Amy Leonard, viola; Jie Jin, cello; and Hiroko Yamazaki, piano—have created an exciting program blending romantic, modern, contemporary, and popular sounds, including Stravinsky’s Suite Italienne, Schumann’s Fairy Tales, Josef Suk’s Piano Quartet, and two powerful evocations of Argentine Tango by Astor Piazzola.

Tickets can be purchased online by clicking the “Tickets” button at the top of this page or by calling Alfredo Franco at 302.351.8509.

Oct
31
Fri
Teacher Workshop: Writing and the Visual Arts
Oct 31 @ 8:00 am – 3:00 pm
Teacher Workshop: Writing and the Visual Arts

This workshop, open to all K-12 teachers, explores how the study of works of visual art can stimulate increased writing, reading, and linguistic skills. Participants will work in the galleries guided by an art historian, a professional writing teacher, and a dancer to understand the history of the relationship between images and words. Teachers will also be given images for use in their classrooms to generate writing among their students. This workshop will show the relevance of the visual arts to English, world languages, the humanities, and the Sciences, along with addressing anchor standards 1, 5, and 7.

For more information, contact Alfredo Franco at 302.351.8509.

Glory of Stories
Oct 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 3 – 6.

Group tour reservations are required for groups of 10 or more children. Chaperone guidelines and admission rates apply to reserved group tours. Click here for more information.

October 31The Little Old Lady Who Was Not Afraid of Anything by Lynda Williams

November 7The Boy Who Longed for a Lift by Norma Farber
November 14The Dot by Peter H. Reynolds
November 21Rosie’s Magic Horse by Russell Hoban
November 28Canceled in observation of the holiday.

December 5: Norman the Doorman by Don Freeman
December 12: The Day the Crayons Quit by Drew Daywalt
December 19:  A Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats
December 26:  Canceled in observation of the holiday

January 2: The Museum by Susan Verde
January 9: Eddie’s Kingdom by D.B. Johnson
January 16: Go, Shapes, Go! by Denise Fleming
January 23: Telephone by Mac Barnett
January 30: Louise Loves Art by Kelly Light

February 6: Eddie’s Kingdom by D.B. Johnson
February 13: The Shape of My Heart by Mark Sperring
February 20: The Incredible Book Eating Boy by Oliver Jeffers
February 27: Spoon by Amy Krouse Rosenthal

Nov
6
Thu
Luminaria Labyrinth Walks
Nov 6 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Luminaria Labyrinth Walks

Illuminated by tea lights, this labyrinth program is the perfect way to wind down at the end of a long day.

Free, but donations are accepted to help maintain the Museum’s labyrinth.

Nov
7
Fri
Glory of Stories
Nov 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 3 – 6.

Group tour reservations are required for groups of 10 or more children. Chaperone guidelines and admission rates apply to reserved group tours. Click here for more information.

October 31The Little Old Lady Who Was Not Afraid of Anything by Lynda Williams

November 7The Boy Who Longed for a Lift by Norma Farber
November 14The Dot by Peter H. Reynolds
November 21Rosie’s Magic Horse by Russell Hoban
November 28Canceled in observation of the holiday.

December 5: Norman the Doorman by Don Freeman
December 12: The Day the Crayons Quit by Drew Daywalt
December 19:  A Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats
December 26:  Canceled in observation of the holiday

January 2: The Museum by Susan Verde
January 9: Eddie’s Kingdom by D.B. Johnson
January 16: Go, Shapes, Go! by Denise Fleming
January 23: Telephone by Mac Barnett
January 30: Louise Loves Art by Kelly Light

February 6: Eddie’s Kingdom by D.B. Johnson
February 13: The Shape of My Heart by Mark Sperring
February 20: The Incredible Book Eating Boy by Oliver Jeffers
February 27: Spoon by Amy Krouse Rosenthal

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

First Fridays of the month

Join us for this noontime lunch series on the first Friday of every month. Art is Tasty pairs an engaging 30-minute discussion about a work of art with a delicious lunch in the Thronson Café. (Café lunch voucher included in price).

November 7: Cover Art for The Houdini Box, Brian Selznick
December 5: Tenant Farmer, Andrew Wyeth

2015

January 2: Bath Houses, William Glackens
February 6: Water Willow, Dante Gabriel Rossetti
March 6: Wild Sunflowers and Coke Oven Smoke, Charles Burchfield
April 3: New York City, Elliott Erwitt
May 1: Marooned, Howard Pyle
June 5: The Labyrinth
July 3: Alegria Invade As Ruas/Happiness Invadesthe Streets 86, Jonas dos Santos
August 7: Atlantic City Beach, Reginald Marsh
September 4: Franklin L. Schenck, Thomas Eakins
October 2: Swan Motel, George Segal
November 6: Sailor’s Fantasy, N.C. Wyeth
December 4: The Pilgrim Folk, Marie Spartali Stillman

Nov
13
Thu
Luminaria Labyrinth Walks
Nov 13 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Luminaria Labyrinth Walks

Illuminated by tea lights, this labyrinth program is the perfect way to wind down at the end of a long day.

Free, but donations are accepted to help maintain the Museum’s labyrinth.

The Helen Farr Sloan Legacy Society presents USA vs. Art Thieves: True Tales from the FBI’s Real Indiana Jones
Nov 13 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
The Helen Farr Sloan Legacy Society presents USA vs. Art Thieves: True Tales from the FBI’s Real Indiana Jones

After a sold-out lecture in 2012, Robert Wittman, the FBI’s National Art Crime Team founder and author of a New York Times bestseller, returns with tales of his 20-year career recovering more than $300 million in stolen art. Join Wittman for this fun and informative presentation on notorious art heists and daring undercover recoveries. Space is limited. For questions, please call 302.351.8506.

Presented by: Delaware Art Museum’s Helen Farr Sloan Legacy Society
Sponsored by:  Northern Trust Company of Delaware

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New! Writers in Wilmington: Readings by Contemporary Authors
Nov 13 @ 7:30 pm
New! Writers in Wilmington: Readings by Contemporary Authors

This exciting new series brings notable writers to the Museum from Delaware and beyond for enthralling readings of poetry, fiction, and creative non-fiction.

Jeanne Murray Walker

Thursday, October 23 | 7:30 p.m.

Join poet, memoirist, and playwright Jeanne Murray Walker for an engaging reading of selected poems. Walker is the author of eight volumes of poetry, including Helping the Morning: New and Selected Poems and A Deed to the Light. Her memoir, The Geography of Memory: A Pilgrimage through Alzheimer’s, tells the hair-raising, often funny story of the decade she and her sister cared for their mother. Walker is Professor of English at The University of Delaware, where she heads the Creative Writing Concentration.

JoAnn Balingit and Teresa Burns Murphy

Thursday, November 13 | 7:30 p.m.

JoAnn Balingit is Delaware’s Poet Laureate, appointed in May 2008 by Governor Ruth Ann Minner. She teaches poetry in schools, libraries, and community centers across the state and advocates for poets-in-the-schools programming. She is the author of Words for House Story, a collection of poems, and Your Heart and How It Works. Balingit is winner of the 2010 Global Filipino Literary Award and the Whitebird Chapbook Prize.

Teresa Burns Murphy is the author of a novel, The Secret to Flying. Her short fiction and poetry have been published in several literary journals and anthologies, including The Tower Journal. She won the 1996 WORDS: The Arkansas Literary Society Award for Fiction. Murphy was also a finalist for the 2006 Kate Braverman Short Story Prize and the 2009 Janice Farrell Poetry Prize.

Sponsors:

This program is partially funded by a grant from the Delaware Humanities Forum, a state program of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

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Nov
14
Fri
Glory of Stories
Nov 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 3 – 6.

Group tour reservations are required for groups of 10 or more children. Chaperone guidelines and admission rates apply to reserved group tours. Click here for more information.

October 31The Little Old Lady Who Was Not Afraid of Anything by Lynda Williams

November 7The Boy Who Longed for a Lift by Norma Farber
November 14The Dot by Peter H. Reynolds
November 21Rosie’s Magic Horse by Russell Hoban
November 28Canceled in observation of the holiday.

December 5: Norman the Doorman by Don Freeman
December 12: The Day the Crayons Quit by Drew Daywalt
December 19:  A Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats
December 26:  Canceled in observation of the holiday

January 2: The Museum by Susan Verde
January 9: Eddie’s Kingdom by D.B. Johnson
January 16: Go, Shapes, Go! by Denise Fleming
January 23: Telephone by Mac Barnett
January 30: Louise Loves Art by Kelly Light

February 6: Eddie’s Kingdom by D.B. Johnson
February 13: The Shape of My Heart by Mark Sperring
February 20: The Incredible Book Eating Boy by Oliver Jeffers
February 27: Spoon by Amy Krouse Rosenthal

Art is After Dark: From Houdini to Hugo
Nov 14 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Art is After Dark: From Houdini to Hugo

Tour the exhibition From Houdini to Hugo: the Art of Brian Selznick and experience sleight of hand magic tricks followed by a screening of the movie Hugo (2011), adapted from Brian Selznick’s book The Invention of Hugo Cabret.

6:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Tour of the exhibition
7:30 p.m. Film begins in Auditorium

About Art Is After Dark

The Museum comes alive on select Friday nights! Each night is unique with live music, special performances, Studio activities, films, gallery games, tours, and more! Plus, stroll the galleries and enjoy a cash bar with snacks in the Thronson Café. Free for Members, $8 in advance or $10 at the door for Non-Members.

There’s more!

You can also sign up for the popular Friday Evening Adult Workshops from 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. in the Museum’s Studio. Supplies, beer, wine, and light snacks provided. Pre-registration is required. Must be 21 participate. $30 Members, $35 Non-Members. Click here for more information.

Clay Date
Nov 14 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Clay Date

Clay Date is back by popular demand! Led by Museum Studio Instructor. Clay Date is a different kind of evening activity for friends and dates to mix, mingle, and get a little messy in the Museum’s ceramics studio. Participants will experiment with clay and complete a functional piece of pottery in a relaxed and social atmosphere. Space is limited, so sign up early! No experience necessary. Supplies, beer, wine, and light snacks provided. Must be 21 and over to participate.

Nov
16
Sun
Family Film: Hugo
Nov 16 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Family Film: Hugo

Families are invited to a special screening of the Academy Award-winning adventure drama Hugo (2011). This family film includes popcorn and a take-home activity for kids.

Nov
20
Thu
Luminaria Labyrinth Walks
Nov 20 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Luminaria Labyrinth Walks

Illuminated by tea lights, this labyrinth program is the perfect way to wind down at the end of a long day.

Free, but donations are accepted to help maintain the Museum’s labyrinth.

New! Concerts on Kentmere: Gudrun Bühler, Soprano
Nov 20 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
New! Concerts on Kentmere: Gudrun Bühler, Soprano

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One of the greatest living practitioners of German Lieder, Gudrun Bühler will perform songs by Hugo Wolf, Mozart, and selections from Arnold Schoenberg’s 1908 song cycle, The Book of the Hanging Gardens, based on poetry by Stefan George. George was profoundly influenced by the Pre-Raphaelites and translated the work of Dante Gabriel Rossetti into German. Bühler’s recital will conclude with Lullaby by British composer Cyril Scott, based on poetry by Christina Rossetti.

Tickets can be purchased online by clicking the “Tickets” button at the top of this page or by calling Alfredo Franco at 302.351.8509.

Nov
21
Fri
Glory of Stories
Nov 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 3 – 6.

Group tour reservations are required for groups of 10 or more children. Chaperone guidelines and admission rates apply to reserved group tours. Click here for more information.

October 31The Little Old Lady Who Was Not Afraid of Anything by Lynda Williams

November 7The Boy Who Longed for a Lift by Norma Farber
November 14The Dot by Peter H. Reynolds
November 21Rosie’s Magic Horse by Russell Hoban
November 28Canceled in observation of the holiday.

December 5: Norman the Doorman by Don Freeman
December 12: The Day the Crayons Quit by Drew Daywalt
December 19:  A Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats
December 26:  Canceled in observation of the holiday

January 2: The Museum by Susan Verde
January 9: Eddie’s Kingdom by D.B. Johnson
January 16: Go, Shapes, Go! by Denise Fleming
January 23: Telephone by Mac Barnett
January 30: Louise Loves Art by Kelly Light

February 6: Eddie’s Kingdom by D.B. Johnson
February 13: The Shape of My Heart by Mark Sperring
February 20: The Incredible Book Eating Boy by Oliver Jeffers
February 27: Spoon by Amy Krouse Rosenthal

Nov
27
Thu
Luminaria Labyrinth Walks
Nov 27 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Luminaria Labyrinth Walks

Illuminated by tea lights, this labyrinth program is the perfect way to wind down at the end of a long day.

Free, but donations are accepted to help maintain the Museum’s labyrinth.

Nov
30
Sun
Sunday Studio Series
Nov 30 @ 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm
Sunday Studio Series

Children and their families are invited to experience a new medium and activity each month in the Children’s Studio in the Bank of America Education Wing—no reservations required! This series is sponsored by AT&T.

October 26: Make a Mask, Take a Selfie
November 30: It’s Time to Create a Clock!

Dec
5
Fri
Glory of Stories
Dec 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 3 – 6.

Group tour reservations are required for groups of 10 or more children. Chaperone guidelines and admission rates apply to reserved group tours. Click here for more information.

October 31The Little Old Lady Who Was Not Afraid of Anything by Lynda Williams

November 7The Boy Who Longed for a Lift by Norma Farber
November 14The Dot by Peter H. Reynolds
November 21Rosie’s Magic Horse by Russell Hoban
November 28Canceled in observation of the holiday.

December 5: Norman the Doorman by Don Freeman
December 12: The Day the Crayons Quit by Drew Daywalt
December 19:  A Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats
December 26:  Canceled in observation of the holiday

January 2: The Museum by Susan Verde
January 9: Eddie’s Kingdom by D.B. Johnson
January 16: Go, Shapes, Go! by Denise Fleming
January 23: Telephone by Mac Barnett
January 30: Louise Loves Art by Kelly Light

February 6: Eddie’s Kingdom by D.B. Johnson
February 13: The Shape of My Heart by Mark Sperring
February 20: The Incredible Book Eating Boy by Oliver Jeffers
February 27: Spoon by Amy Krouse Rosenthal

Art is Tasty
Dec 5 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Art is Tasty

First Fridays of the month

Join us for this noontime lunch series on the first Friday of every month. Art is Tasty pairs an engaging 30-minute discussion about a work of art with a delicious lunch in the Thronson Café. (Café lunch voucher included in price).

November 7: Cover Art for The Houdini Box, Brian Selznick
December 5: Tenant Farmer, Andrew Wyeth

2015

January 2: Bath Houses, William Glackens
February 6: Water Willow, Dante Gabriel Rossetti
March 6: Wild Sunflowers and Coke Oven Smoke, Charles Burchfield
April 3: New York City, Elliott Erwitt
May 1: Marooned, Howard Pyle
June 5: The Labyrinth
July 3: Alegria Invade As Ruas/Happiness Invadesthe Streets 86, Jonas dos Santos
August 7: Atlantic City Beach, Reginald Marsh
September 4: Franklin L. Schenck, Thomas Eakins
October 2: Swan Motel, George Segal
November 6: Sailor’s Fantasy, N.C. Wyeth
December 4: The Pilgrim Folk, Marie Spartali Stillman

Dec
12
Fri
Glory of Stories
Dec 12 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Glory of Stories

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

Ages 3 – 6.

Group tour reservations are required for groups of 10 or more children. Chaperone guidelines and admission rates apply to reserved group tours. Click here for more information.

October 31The Little Old Lady Who Was Not Afraid of Anything by Lynda Williams

November 7The Boy Who Longed for a Lift by Norma Farber
November 14The Dot by Peter H. Reynolds
November 21Rosie’s Magic Horse by Russell Hoban
November 28Canceled in observation of the holiday.

December 5: Norman the Doorman by Don Freeman
December 12: The Day the Crayons Quit by Drew Daywalt
December 19:  A Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats
December 26:  Canceled in observation of the holiday

January 2: The Museum by Susan Verde
January 9: Eddie’s Kingdom by D.B. Johnson
January 16: Go, Shapes, Go! by Denise Fleming
January 23: Telephone by Mac Barnett
January 30: Louise Loves Art by Kelly Light

February 6: Eddie’s Kingdom by D.B. Johnson
February 13: The Shape of My Heart by Mark Sperring
February 20: The Incredible Book Eating Boy by Oliver Jeffers
February 27: Spoon by Amy Krouse Rosenthal

Art is After Dark: Winter Arts Festival
Dec 12 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Art is After Dark: Winter Arts Festival

Celebrate the holiday season at the Museum! Finish up (or start!) your holiday shopping with 19 diverse artisans, tour festive works in the collection, and enjoy a blend of holiday and pop music performed by the University of Delaware’s a cappella group Vocal Point. Cash bar and snacks available.

Artisans

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Handcrafted beaded jewelry
A life-long jewelry artist, Nancy designs and handcrafts one-of-a-kind beaded jewelry. Her necklaces, bracelets, and earrings feature semi-precious stones, pearls, crystal, lamp-work, and Czech glass with accents and findings made of sterling silver, vermeil, copper, base metal, and lead-free pewter. When designing jewelry, Nancy allows each piece to develop naturally, taking inspiration from the beads themselves. alleycatjewelrystudios.com

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Angela Colasanti, VIELA Jewelry, Ltd.
Jewelry
You can see traces of the walking trail or beachcombing in Angela’s jewelry. Drawing on her love of delicate objects from both land and sea, Angela designs and handcrafts jewelry, sometimes embellishing her detailed metal replications of natural elements with gemstones and pearls. Angela’s jewelry accentuates the intrinsic beauty, grace, and elegance of its inspirational components. plumblossomjewelry.com

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Karyn Warner Hammock
Art jewelry & mixed metal clocks
Karyn is a jewelry artist, clockmaker, and instructor. Inspired by nature and pattern, Karyn works to bring texture and balance to both art forms, while respecting the boundaries of her materials and a desire to create wearable jewelry and functional clocks. Reflecting a “jeweler’s touch,” precious gemstones and freshwater pearls find their way into many of Karyn’s designs. metalaesthetics.com

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Rebekah Helton
Photography
Rebekah acknowledges that black and white, nature, and architecture are what she loves the most. Her photos—also reflecting a love of travel, the comforts of home, and interesting people—open your eyes to innovative views and peaceful moments. Rebekah invites you to travel with her and explore her captured settings through her prints. rebekahhelton.com

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Maureen Kamerick
Hand-dyed silk accessories
For the past 20 years, Maureen has worked exclusively in silk, making one-of-a-kind silk scarves and shawls. Maureen begins by dying the silk using techniques like Ikat, discharge, and overdying. She then transforms the silk through hand-weaving, creating textures and patterns. Maureen finds inspiration in today’s fashion and fabrics, but also by studying the richness of antique and ethnic textiles. mksilks.com

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Maria Keane
Abstract paintings
At first glance, Maria’s monoprints and artworks appear abstract, but upon further inspection, one sees hints of a narrative in her vivid palette and lively brushwork. Her array of artworks will invite you to inquire about the process of creation as well as the source of inspiration. Maria has received many honors as an artist, teacher, and poet. mariakeane.com

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Diane Treacy Keesee
Handpainted silk, handpainted silk scarves
Diane has worked with many big names in the industry—from Broadway costume designers to authors and designers—to develop her silk dying artistry. Using her background in fine arts, photography, and culinary training, Diane experiments with her dyes, techniques, and designs. While Diane’s scarves beg to be worn, they would also be beautiful as a framed work of art. facebook.com/DTKSilk

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Meg Kennedy
Book Arts
Meg is a book artist, calligrapher, and teacher. Using color, shape, texture and size, her book artistry marries form and design, inviting viewers to engage with her pages. Updating binding styles that span the 4th through the 18th centuries and using papers from around the world, Meg offers an assortment of books in various sizes that will inspire artists, journal-keepers, and lovers of the written word. book-arts.com

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Pam Levin, Nivell Jewelry
Silver and leather jewelry
Pam creates sterling silver and leather jewelry with high quality semi-precious stones mined from all over the world. Her leather collection features bold colors, textures, and a wide variety of luxurious leathers. Pam’s refreshing style exudes simple elegance by transforming her materials into smooth, modern, and clean lines. Pam firmly believes even the simplest of designs can make a dramatic statement. nivelljewelry.com

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Mitch Lyons
Clay monoprints and pots
Mitch Lyons’ name is synonymous with clay printing—a unique technique of printmaking that he invented over 40 years ago and continues to innovate. Widely respected and collected, Mitch’s work can be found in both public and private collections. With his propensity to reinvent his art form, it will be a treat to see what clay prints and pottery he brings to our events. mitchlyons.com

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Leslie Marsh
Book Arts
With a strong focus on nature and vintage material, Leslie’s books combine surprising elements into a framework of personal expression. Using centuries-old binding techniques, Leslie’s one-of-a-kind books beg to be filled with memories, snapshots, and inner thoughts. Whether you buy one to hang from your neck or go on a coffee table, you’ll want one for yourself and one for a special friend. leslie-marsh.com

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Jane Kavanagh Morton
Ceramic sculpture
Jane’s ceramic sculptures are reflections of her life and that includes a fascination with people, the comforts of home, and a strong connection to her Irish roots. Jane’s works—ranging from vases and vessels to small decorative houses and heads—are created through the process of slab making and coil building. Each sculpture tells a story and provides evidence of the handmade process. janekav.com

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Diane Podolsky
Linocuts, etchings, and monotypes
Diane is a printmaker and teaching artist from Philadelphia who specializes in hand-pulled linocuts, etchings, and monoprints. Each of Diane’s prints is a unique and original signed piece of art. Although Diane might print the same image multiple times, no two are alike due to the hand application of her inks and the printing process—either on an etching press or rubbed by hand. anniepod.blogspot.com

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Kathy Robinson
Batik & hand-dyed silk wearables
Kathy’s designs begin by determining the shape of each garment, focusing on styles that will flatter and move with the body. Preferring sheer silks like chiffon and organza, she combines multiple dye-baths with a “painterly” method of batik to produce each original piece. Whether her silk masterpieces are worn or displayed on a wall—as happens in some cases—she hopes they are simply enjoyed. kathyrobinsonbatik.com

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MARZBAGZ by Marlene Sontchi
Fabric art handbags
Every MARZBAG handbag is unique in its design and creation, with as much attention given to the inside as the outside. Fine fabrics, creative embellishments, unique textures, customized embroidery, and personal creativity make each bag a statement of functionality AND art! For Marlene, the design is important, but the art is in the details. marzbagz.com

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John A. Styer
Turned wood
John creates his turned-wood heirlooms using local wood species as well as exotics from throughout the world. From Brazilian Rosewood to English Walnut, and from Cherry Burls to Poison Ivy vines, he brings the most visually appealing aspects of wood to the surface in an eclectic assortment of work, ranging from aesthetically utilitarian to purely artistic. lathe-meister.com

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Marcie Tauber
Glass artist
Marcie’s fused glass creations range from functional household vessels to decorative masterpieces. A Delaware By Hand Master and award-winning artisan, Marcie’s glassworks reflect a fascination with color and its interplay with light, as well as a judicious sense of decorative elements. Always evolving, Marcie continues to learn and explore new and creative ways of working with glass. InspirationsinGlass.com

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Beth Trepper
Fine art photography
To Beth, creating photographic images is as natural as breathing. While her subjects include fine art, portraiture, fashion, landscape, and epicurean still lifes, her style ranges from contemporary to vintage to playful. Influenced by Stieglitz, Kasebier, and Strand, Beth often uses natural light, a soft focus, and traditional film to create her timeless photographs. bethtrepper.com

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Amy Valuck
Stained glass
Honored by the American Glass Guild, Amy is a master of stained glass. To create her unique designs, she uses traditional methods of glass painting and glazing, along with newer and more experimental techniques, such as fusing and lamination. Amy’s designs range from familiar subjects, such as flowers and birds, to abstract dances of vibrant color. Amy Valuck Glass Art on facebook

Visitors are also encouraged to shop in the Museum Store. From December 17 through December 24, all Museum Members receive a 20% discount in the Store (regular discount for Museum Members is 10%).

About Art Is After Dark

The Museum comes alive on select Friday nights! Each night is unique with live music, special performances, Studio activities, films, gallery games, tours, and more! Plus, stroll the galleries and enjoy a cash bar with snacks in the Thronson Café. Free for Members, $8 in advance or $10 at the door for Non-Members.

There’s more!

You can also sign up for the popular Friday Evening Adult Workshops from 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. in the Museum’s Studio. Supplies, beer, wine, and light snacks provided. Pre-registration is required. Must be 21 participate. $30 Members, $35 Non-Members. Click here for more information.

Clay Date
Dec 12 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Clay Date

Clay Date is back by popular demand! Led by Museum Studio Instructor. Clay Date is a different kind of evening activity for friends and dates to mix, mingle, and get a little messy in the Museum’s ceramics studio. Participants will experiment with clay and complete a functional piece of pottery in a relaxed and social atmosphere. Space is limited, so sign up early! No experience necessary. Supplies, beer, wine, and light snacks provided. Must be 21 and over to participate.

Dec
13
Sat
Holiday House Tour & Winter Arts Festival
Dec 13 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Holiday House Tour & Winter Arts Festival

DAM Holiday House Tours 271The Holiday House Tour is back! After a brief hiatus in 2013, this beloved Delaware Art Museum Council event returns for its 29th season.

This year’s Tour will focus on historic Brandywine Valley barns bedecked for the holiday season and spectacular artisan shopping at the Museum on BOTH Friday night, as part of the Museum’s Art is After Dark program, and during Tour day.

Tickets are $30 in advance or $35 the day of the Tour. Tickets will be available by credit card at online or at the Delaware Art Museum. Online ticket sales will be available until December 11. Those who purchase their tickets on or before November 28 will receive the printed guide in the mail; all tickets purchased after this date will need to be picked up at the Museum during regular hours or on Tour day. Each Holiday House Tour ticket will include one holiday raffle ticket. Prizes will be drawn at 3:30 p.m in the Museum. You do not need to be present to win.

Tickets and complete home descriptions, performance information, and artisan profiles will be available on November 1.

Tour highlights

The Tour includes barns within short driving distance from one another. Three barns are historic properties that have been fully renovated with modern amenities while keeping many of the original features in tact. One barn is new construction. All but one are heated. The barns are not wheelchair or walker friendly. Featured barns include:

  • A stylish guest-house barn built in the 1790s
  • An imaginative “entertainment” barn built in 1821
  • A newly built “green” barn with a western flair
  • A rustic 1870 barn made of original wood and Wilmington Blue Rock

Artisans

ButlerN2 Nancy Butler, Alley Cat Jewelry Studios
Handcrafted beaded jewelry
A life-long jewelry artist, Nancy designs and handcrafts one-of-a-kind beaded jewelry. Her necklaces, bracelets, and earrings feature semi-precious stones, pearls, crystal, lamp-work, and Czech glass with accents and findings made of sterling silver, vermeil, copper, base metal, and lead-free pewter. When designing jewelry, Nancy allows each piece to develop naturally, taking inspiration from the beads themselves. alleycatjewelrystudios.com

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Angela Colasanti, VIELA Jewelry, Ltd.
Jewelry
You can see traces of the walking trail or beachcombing in Angela’s jewelry. Drawing on her love of delicate objects from both land and sea, Angela designs and handcrafts jewelry, sometimes embellishing her detailed metal replications of natural elements with gemstones and pearls. Angela’s jewelry accentuates the intrinsic beauty, grace, and elegance of its inspirational components. plumblossomjewelry.com

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Karyn Warner Hammock
Art jewelry & mixed metal clocks
Karyn is a jewelry artist, clockmaker, and instructor. Inspired by nature and pattern, Karyn works to bring texture and balance to both art forms, while respecting the boundaries of her materials and a desire to create wearable jewelry and functional clocks. Reflecting a “jeweler’s touch,” precious gemstones and freshwater pearls find their way into many of Karyn’s designs. metalaesthetics.com

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Rebekah Helton
Photography
Rebekah acknowledges that black and white, nature, and architecture are what she loves the most. Her photos—also reflecting a love of travel, the comforts of home, and interesting people—open your eyes to innovative views and peaceful moments. Rebekah invites you to travel with her and explore her captured settings through her prints. rebekahhelton.com

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Maureen Kamerick
Hand-dyed silk accessories
For the past 20 years, Maureen has worked exclusively in silk, making one-of-a-kind silk scarves and shawls. Maureen begins by dying the silk using techniques like Ikat, discharge, and overdying. She then transforms the silk through hand-weaving, creating textures and patterns. Maureen finds inspiration in today’s fashion and fabrics, but also by studying the richness of antique and ethnic textiles. mksilks.com

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Maria Keane
Abstract paintings
At first glance, Maria’s monoprints and artworks appear abstract, but upon further inspection, one sees hints of a narrative in her vivid palette and lively brushwork. Her array of artworks will invite you to inquire about the process of creation as well as the source of inspiration. Maria has received many honors as an artist, teacher, and poet. mariakeane.com

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Diane Treacy Keesee
Handpainted silk, handpainted silk scarves
Diane has worked with many big names in the industry—from Broadway costume designers to authors and designers—to develop her silk dying artistry. Using her background in fine arts, photography, and culinary training, Diane experiments with her dyes, techniques, and designs. While Diane’s scarves beg to be worn, they would also be beautiful as a framed work of art. facebook.com/DTKSilk

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Meg Kennedy
Book Arts
Meg is a book artist, calligrapher, and teacher. Using color, shape, texture and size, her book artistry marries form and design, inviting viewers to engage with her pages. Updating binding styles that span the 4th through the 18th centuries and using papers from around the world, Meg offers an assortment of books in various sizes that will inspire artists, journal-keepers, and lovers of the written word. book-arts.com

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Pam Levin, Nivell Jewelry
Silver and leather jewelry
Pam creates sterling silver and leather jewelry with high quality semi-precious stones mined from all over the world. Her leather collection features bold colors, textures, and a wide variety of luxurious leathers. Pam’s refreshing style exudes simple elegance by transforming her materials into smooth, modern, and clean lines. Pam firmly believes even the simplest of designs can make a dramatic statement. nivelljewelry.com

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Mitch Lyons
Clay monoprints and pots
Mitch Lyons’ name is synonymous with clay printing—a unique technique of printmaking that he invented over 40 years ago and continues to innovate. Widely respected and collected, Mitch’s work can be found in both public and private collections. With his propensity to reinvent his art form, it will be a treat to see what clay prints and pottery he brings to our events. mitchlyons.com

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Leslie Marsh
Book Arts
With a strong focus on nature and vintage material, Leslie’s books combine surprising elements into a framework of personal expression. Using centuries-old binding techniques, Leslie’s one-of-a-kind books beg to be filled with memories, snapshots, and inner thoughts. Whether you buy one to hang from your neck or go on a coffee table, you’ll want one for yourself and one for a special friend. leslie-marsh.com

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Jane Kavanagh Morton
Ceramic sculpture
Jane’s ceramic sculptures are reflections of her life and that includes a fascination with people, the comforts of home, and a strong connection to her Irish roots. Jane’s works—ranging from vases and vessels to small decorative houses and heads—are created through the process of slab making and coil building. Each sculpture tells a story and provides evidence of the handmade process. janekav.com

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Diane Podolsky
Linocuts, etchings, and monotypes
Diane is a printmaker and teaching artist from Philadelphia who specializes in hand-pulled linocuts, etchings, and monoprints. Each of Diane’s prints is a unique and original signed piece of art. Although Diane might print the same image multiple times, no two are alike due to the hand application of her inks and the printing process—either on an etching press or rubbed by hand. anniepod.blogspot.com

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Kathy Robinson
Batik & hand-dyed silk wearables
Kathy’s designs begin by determining the shape of each garment, focusing on styles that will flatter and move with the body. Preferring sheer silks like chiffon and organza, she combines multiple dye-baths with a “painterly” method of batik to produce each original piece. Whether her silk masterpieces are worn or displayed on a wall—as happens in some cases—she hopes they are simply enjoyed. kathyrobinsonbatik.com

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MARZBAGZ by Marlene Sontchi
Fabric art handbags
Every MARZBAG handbag is unique in its design and creation, with as much attention given to the inside as the outside. Fine fabrics, creative embellishments, unique textures, customized embroidery, and personal creativity make each bag a statement of functionality AND art! For Marlene, the design is important, but the art is in the details. marzbagz.com

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John A. Styer
Turned wood
John creates his turned-wood heirlooms using local wood species as well as exotics from throughout the world. From Brazilian Rosewood to English Walnut, and from Cherry Burls to Poison Ivy vines, he brings the most visually appealing aspects of wood to the surface in an eclectic assortment of work, ranging from aesthetically utilitarian to purely artistic. lathe-meister.com

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Marcie Tauber
Glass artist
Marcie’s fused glass creations range from functional household vessels to decorative masterpieces. A Delaware By Hand Master and award-winning artisan, Marcie’s glassworks reflect a fascination with color and its interplay with light, as well as a judicious sense of decorative elements. Always evolving, Marcie continues to learn and explore new and creative ways of working with glass. InspirationsinGlass.com

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Beth Trepper
Fine art photography
To Beth, creating photographic images is as natural as breathing. While her subjects include fine art, portraiture, fashion, landscape, and epicurean still lifes, her style ranges from contemporary to vintage to playful. Influenced by Stieglitz, Kasebier, and Strand, Beth often uses natural light, a soft focus, and traditional film to create her timeless photographs. bethtrepper.com

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Amy Valuck
Stained glass
Honored by the American Glass Guild, Amy is a master of stained glass. To create her unique designs, she uses traditional methods of glass painting and glazing, along with newer and more experimental techniques, such as fusing and lamination. Amy’s designs range from familiar subjects, such as flowers and birds, to abstract dances of vibrant color. Amy Valuck Glass Art on facebook

Entertainment

  • 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. UD Master Players Concert Series Young Ambassador (Ms. Gabriella Stout)
  • 12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. The Cathedral Choir of Delaware
  • 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Cab Calloway Middle School Choir
  • 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Cab Calloway Jazz Choir

Shopping

Winter Arts Festival shopping available on Friday, December 12 from 6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. during Art is After Dark and on Saturday, December 13 from 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Visitors are also encouraged to shop in the Museum Store. From December 17 through December 24, all Museum Members receive a 20% discount in the Store (regulardiscount for Museum Members is 10%).

 

Funds raised from the 2014 Holiday House Tour will support the Delaware Art Museum’s Education Department and its implementation of STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, math) initiatives, which will explore the link between science and art.

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Dec
19
Fri
Glory of Stories
Dec 19 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Glory of Stories

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

Ages 3 – 6.

Group tour reservations are required for groups of 10 or more children. Chaperone guidelines and admission rates apply to reserved group tours. Click here for more information.

October 31The Little Old Lady Who Was Not Afraid of Anything by Lynda Williams

November 7The Boy Who Longed for a Lift by Norma Farber
November 14The Dot by Peter H. Reynolds
November 21Rosie’s Magic Horse by Russell Hoban
November 28Canceled in observation of the holiday.

December 5: Norman the Doorman by Don Freeman
December 12: The Day the Crayons Quit by Drew Daywalt
December 19:  A Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats
December 26:  Canceled in observation of the holiday

January 2: The Museum by Susan Verde
January 9: Eddie’s Kingdom by D.B. Johnson
January 16: Go, Shapes, Go! by Denise Fleming
January 23: Telephone by Mac Barnett
January 30: Louise Loves Art by Kelly Light

February 6: Eddie’s Kingdom by D.B. Johnson
February 13: The Shape of My Heart by Mark Sperring
February 20: The Incredible Book Eating Boy by Oliver Jeffers
February 27: Spoon by Amy Krouse Rosenthal

Jan
2
Fri
Glory of Stories
Jan 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 3 – 6.

Group tour reservations are required for groups of 10 or more children. Chaperone guidelines and admission rates apply to reserved group tours. Click here for more information.

October 31The Little Old Lady Who Was Not Afraid of Anything by Lynda Williams

November 7The Boy Who Longed for a Lift by Norma Farber
November 14The Dot by Peter H. Reynolds
November 21Rosie’s Magic Horse by Russell Hoban
November 28Canceled in observation of the holiday.

December 5: Norman the Doorman by Don Freeman
December 12: The Day the Crayons Quit by Drew Daywalt
December 19:  A Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats
December 26:  Canceled in observation of the holiday

January 2: The Museum by Susan Verde
January 9: Eddie’s Kingdom by D.B. Johnson
January 16: Go, Shapes, Go! by Denise Fleming
January 23: Telephone by Mac Barnett
January 30: Louise Loves Art by Kelly Light

February 6: Eddie’s Kingdom by D.B. Johnson
February 13: The Shape of My Heart by Mark Sperring
February 20: The Incredible Book Eating Boy by Oliver Jeffers
February 27: Spoon by Amy Krouse Rosenthal

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

First Fridays of the month

Join us for this noontime lunch series on the first Friday of every month. Art is Tasty pairs an engaging 30-minute discussion about a work of art with a delicious lunch in the Thronson Café. (Café lunch voucher included in price).

November 7: Cover Art for The Houdini Box, Brian Selznick
December 5: Tenant Farmer, Andrew Wyeth

2015

January 2: Bath Houses, William Glackens
February 6: Water Willow, Dante Gabriel Rossetti
March 6: Wild Sunflowers and Coke Oven Smoke, Charles Burchfield
April 3: New York City, Elliott Erwitt
May 1: Marooned, Howard Pyle
June 5: The Labyrinth
July 3: Alegria Invade As Ruas/Happiness Invadesthe Streets 86, Jonas dos Santos
August 7: Atlantic City Beach, Reginald Marsh
September 4: Franklin L. Schenck, Thomas Eakins
October 2: Swan Motel, George Segal
November 6: Sailor’s Fantasy, N.C. Wyeth
December 4: The Pilgrim Folk, Marie Spartali Stillman

Jan
9
Fri
Glory of Stories
Jan 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 3 – 6.

Group tour reservations are required for groups of 10 or more children. Chaperone guidelines and admission rates apply to reserved group tours. Click here for more information.

October 31The Little Old Lady Who Was Not Afraid of Anything by Lynda Williams

November 7The Boy Who Longed for a Lift by Norma Farber
November 14The Dot by Peter H. Reynolds
November 21Rosie’s Magic Horse by Russell Hoban
November 28Canceled in observation of the holiday.

December 5: Norman the Doorman by Don Freeman
December 12: The Day the Crayons Quit by Drew Daywalt
December 19:  A Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats
December 26:  Canceled in observation of the holiday

January 2: The Museum by Susan Verde
January 9: Eddie’s Kingdom by D.B. Johnson
January 16: Go, Shapes, Go! by Denise Fleming
January 23: Telephone by Mac Barnett
January 30: Louise Loves Art by Kelly Light

February 6: Eddie’s Kingdom by D.B. Johnson
February 13: The Shape of My Heart by Mark Sperring
February 20: The Incredible Book Eating Boy by Oliver Jeffers
February 27: Spoon by Amy Krouse Rosenthal

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

Clay Date is back by popular demand! Led by Museum Studio Instructor. Clay Date is a different kind of evening activity for friends and dates to mix, mingle, and get a little messy in the Museum’s ceramics studio. Participants will experiment with clay and complete a functional piece of pottery in a relaxed and social atmosphere. Space is limited, so sign up early! No experience necessary. Supplies, beer, wine, and light snacks provided. Must be 21 and over to participate.

Jan
16
Fri
Glory of Stories
Jan 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 3 – 6.

Group tour reservations are required for groups of 10 or more children. Chaperone guidelines and admission rates apply to reserved group tours. Click here for more information.

October 31The Little Old Lady Who Was Not Afraid of Anything by Lynda Williams

November 7The Boy Who Longed for a Lift by Norma Farber
November 14The Dot by Peter H. Reynolds
November 21Rosie’s Magic Horse by Russell Hoban
November 28Canceled in observation of the holiday.

December 5: Norman the Doorman by Don Freeman
December 12: The Day the Crayons Quit by Drew Daywalt
December 19:  A Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats
December 26:  Canceled in observation of the holiday

January 2: The Museum by Susan Verde
January 9: Eddie’s Kingdom by D.B. Johnson
January 16: Go, Shapes, Go! by Denise Fleming
January 23: Telephone by Mac Barnett
January 30: Louise Loves Art by Kelly Light

February 6: Eddie’s Kingdom by D.B. Johnson
February 13: The Shape of My Heart by Mark Sperring
February 20: The Incredible Book Eating Boy by Oliver Jeffers
February 27: Spoon by Amy Krouse Rosenthal

Jan
23
Fri
Glory of Stories
Jan 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 3 – 6.

Group tour reservations are required for groups of 10 or more children. Chaperone guidelines and admission rates apply to reserved group tours. Click here for more information.

October 31The Little Old Lady Who Was Not Afraid of Anything by Lynda Williams

November 7The Boy Who Longed for a Lift by Norma Farber
November 14The Dot by Peter H. Reynolds
November 21Rosie’s Magic Horse by Russell Hoban
November 28Canceled in observation of the holiday.

December 5: Norman the Doorman by Don Freeman
December 12: The Day the Crayons Quit by Drew Daywalt
December 19:  A Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats
December 26:  Canceled in observation of the holiday

January 2: The Museum by Susan Verde
January 9: Eddie’s Kingdom by D.B. Johnson
January 16: Go, Shapes, Go! by Denise Fleming
January 23: Telephone by Mac Barnett
January 30: Louise Loves Art by Kelly Light

February 6: Eddie’s Kingdom by D.B. Johnson
February 13: The Shape of My Heart by Mark Sperring
February 20: The Incredible Book Eating Boy by Oliver Jeffers
February 27: Spoon by Amy Krouse Rosenthal

Jan
30
Fri
Glory of Stories
Jan 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 3 – 6.

Group tour reservations are required for groups of 10 or more children. Chaperone guidelines and admission rates apply to reserved group tours. Click here for more information.

October 31The Little Old Lady Who Was Not Afraid of Anything by Lynda Williams

November 7The Boy Who Longed for a Lift by Norma Farber
November 14The Dot by Peter H. Reynolds
November 21Rosie’s Magic Horse by Russell Hoban
November 28Canceled in observation of the holiday.

December 5: Norman the Doorman by Don Freeman
December 12: The Day the Crayons Quit by Drew Daywalt
December 19:  A Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats
December 26:  Canceled in observation of the holiday

January 2: The Museum by Susan Verde
January 9: Eddie’s Kingdom by D.B. Johnson
January 16: Go, Shapes, Go! by Denise Fleming
January 23: Telephone by Mac Barnett
January 30: Louise Loves Art by Kelly Light

February 6: Eddie’s Kingdom by D.B. Johnson
February 13: The Shape of My Heart by Mark Sperring
February 20: The Incredible Book Eating Boy by Oliver Jeffers
February 27: Spoon by Amy Krouse Rosenthal

Feb
6
Fri
Glory of Stories
Feb 6 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Glory of Stories

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

Ages 3 – 6.

Group tour reservations are required for groups of 10 or more children. Chaperone guidelines and admission rates apply to reserved group tours. Click here for more information.

October 31The Little Old Lady Who Was Not Afraid of Anything by Lynda Williams

November 7The Boy Who Longed for a Lift by Norma Farber
November 14The Dot by Peter H. Reynolds
November 21Rosie’s Magic Horse by Russell Hoban
November 28Canceled in observation of the holiday.

December 5: Norman the Doorman by Don Freeman
December 12: The Day the Crayons Quit by Drew Daywalt
December 19:  A Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats
December 26:  Canceled in observation of the holiday

January 2: The Museum by Susan Verde
January 9: Eddie’s Kingdom by D.B. Johnson
January 16: Go, Shapes, Go! by Denise Fleming
January 23: Telephone by Mac Barnett
January 30: Louise Loves Art by Kelly Light

February 6: Eddie’s Kingdom by D.B. Johnson
February 13: The Shape of My Heart by Mark Sperring
February 20: The Incredible Book Eating Boy by Oliver Jeffers
February 27: Spoon by Amy Krouse Rosenthal

Art is Tasty
Feb 6 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Art is Tasty

First Fridays of the month

Join us for this noontime lunch series on the first Friday of every month. Art is Tasty pairs an engaging 30-minute discussion about a work of art with a delicious lunch in the Thronson Café. (Café lunch voucher included in price).

November 7: Cover Art for The Houdini Box, Brian Selznick
December 5: Tenant Farmer, Andrew Wyeth

2015

January 2: Bath Houses, William Glackens
February 6: Water Willow, Dante Gabriel Rossetti
March 6: Wild Sunflowers and Coke Oven Smoke, Charles Burchfield
April 3: New York City, Elliott Erwitt
May 1: Marooned, Howard Pyle
June 5: The Labyrinth
July 3: Alegria Invade As Ruas/Happiness Invadesthe Streets 86, Jonas dos Santos
August 7: Atlantic City Beach, Reginald Marsh
September 4: Franklin L. Schenck, Thomas Eakins
October 2: Swan Motel, George Segal
November 6: Sailor’s Fantasy, N.C. Wyeth
December 4: The Pilgrim Folk, Marie Spartali Stillman

Feb
13
Fri
Glory of Stories
Feb 13 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Glory of Stories

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

Ages 3 – 6.

Group tour reservations are required for groups of 10 or more children. Chaperone guidelines and admission rates apply to reserved group tours. Click here for more information.

October 31The Little Old Lady Who Was Not Afraid of Anything by Lynda Williams

November 7The Boy Who Longed for a Lift by Norma Farber
November 14The Dot by Peter H. Reynolds
November 21Rosie’s Magic Horse by Russell Hoban
November 28Canceled in observation of the holiday.

December 5: Norman the Doorman by Don Freeman
December 12: The Day the Crayons Quit by Drew Daywalt
December 19:  A Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats
December 26:  Canceled in observation of the holiday

January 2: The Museum by Susan Verde
January 9: Eddie’s Kingdom by D.B. Johnson
January 16: Go, Shapes, Go! by Denise Fleming
January 23: Telephone by Mac Barnett
January 30: Louise Loves Art by Kelly Light

February 6: Eddie’s Kingdom by D.B. Johnson
February 13: The Shape of My Heart by Mark Sperring
February 20: The Incredible Book Eating Boy by Oliver Jeffers
February 27: Spoon by Amy Krouse Rosenthal

Art is Social
Feb 13 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Art is Social

Art is Social is back by popular demand! Celebrate Valentine’s Day with your main squeeze or with friends while listening to live soulful pop-rock performed by Philadelphia singer/songwriter Jesse Ruben. Enjoy dessert and cheese tastings provided by local restaurants, stroll through the galleries for a “Love, Lies, and Oil Paint” tour, or create your own Valentines!

Check back later to buy tickets.

Clay Date
Feb 13 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Clay Date

Clay Date is back by popular demand! Led by Museum Studio Instructor. Clay Date is a different kind of evening activity for friends and dates to mix, mingle, and get a little messy in the Museum’s ceramics studio. Participants will experiment with clay and complete a functional piece of pottery in a relaxed and social atmosphere. Space is limited, so sign up early! No experience necessary. Supplies, beer, wine, and light snacks provided. Must be 21 and over to participate.

Feb
20
Fri
Glory of Stories
Feb 20 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Glory of Stories

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

Ages 3 – 6.

Group tour reservations are required for groups of 10 or more children. Chaperone guidelines and admission rates apply to reserved group tours. Click here for more information.

October 31The Little Old Lady Who Was Not Afraid of Anything by Lynda Williams

November 7The Boy Who Longed for a Lift by Norma Farber
November 14The Dot by Peter H. Reynolds
November 21Rosie’s Magic Horse by Russell Hoban
November 28Canceled in observation of the holiday.

December 5: Norman the Doorman by Don Freeman
December 12: The Day the Crayons Quit by Drew Daywalt
December 19:  A Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats
December 26:  Canceled in observation of the holiday

January 2: The Museum by Susan Verde
January 9: Eddie’s Kingdom by D.B. Johnson
January 16: Go, Shapes, Go! by Denise Fleming
January 23: Telephone by Mac Barnett
January 30: Louise Loves Art by Kelly Light

February 6: Eddie’s Kingdom by D.B. Johnson
February 13: The Shape of My Heart by Mark Sperring
February 20: The Incredible Book Eating Boy by Oliver Jeffers
February 27: Spoon by Amy Krouse Rosenthal

Feb
26
Thu
Concerts on Kentmere
Feb 26 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Concerts on Kentmere

The renowned Pyxis Piano Quartet returns for an engaging concert that features Pedro Tintorer’s Un Souvenir de L. van Beethoven, Alexandre Tansman’s Suite-Divertissement, and Robert Schumann’s powerful Piano Quartet in E-flat Major, Op. 47.  

Save the dates:

March 26 Rosanne Vita Nahass, piano
April 30 Pyxis Piano Quartet

Feb
27
Fri
Glory of Stories
Feb 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 3 – 6.

Group tour reservations are required for groups of 10 or more children. Chaperone guidelines and admission rates apply to reserved group tours. Click here for more information.

October 31The Little Old Lady Who Was Not Afraid of Anything by Lynda Williams

November 7The Boy Who Longed for a Lift by Norma Farber
November 14The Dot by Peter H. Reynolds
November 21Rosie’s Magic Horse by Russell Hoban
November 28Canceled in observation of the holiday.

December 5: Norman the Doorman by Don Freeman
December 12: The Day the Crayons Quit by Drew Daywalt
December 19:  A Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats
December 26:  Canceled in observation of the holiday

January 2: The Museum by Susan Verde
January 9: Eddie’s Kingdom by D.B. Johnson
January 16: Go, Shapes, Go! by Denise Fleming
January 23: Telephone by Mac Barnett
January 30: Louise Loves Art by Kelly Light

February 6: Eddie’s Kingdom by D.B. Johnson
February 13: The Shape of My Heart by Mark Sperring
February 20: The Incredible Book Eating Boy by Oliver Jeffers
February 27: Spoon by Amy Krouse Rosenthal

Mar
6
Fri
Art is Tasty
Mar 6 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Art is Tasty

First Fridays of the month

Join us for this noontime lunch series on the first Friday of every month. Art is Tasty pairs an engaging 30-minute discussion about a work of art with a delicious lunch in the Thronson Café. (Café lunch voucher included in price).

November 7: Cover Art for The Houdini Box, Brian Selznick
December 5: Tenant Farmer, Andrew Wyeth

2015

January 2: Bath Houses, William Glackens
February 6: Water Willow, Dante Gabriel Rossetti
March 6: Wild Sunflowers and Coke Oven Smoke, Charles Burchfield
April 3: New York City, Elliott Erwitt
May 1: Marooned, Howard Pyle
June 5: The Labyrinth
July 3: Alegria Invade As Ruas/Happiness Invadesthe Streets 86, Jonas dos Santos
August 7: Atlantic City Beach, Reginald Marsh
September 4: Franklin L. Schenck, Thomas Eakins
October 2: Swan Motel, George Segal
November 6: Sailor’s Fantasy, N.C. Wyeth
December 4: The Pilgrim Folk, Marie Spartali Stillman

Apr
3
Fri
Art is Tasty
Apr 3 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Art is Tasty

First Fridays of the month

Join us for this noontime lunch series on the first Friday of every month. Art is Tasty pairs an engaging 30-minute discussion about a work of art with a delicious lunch in the Thronson Café. (Café lunch voucher included in price).

November 7: Cover Art for The Houdini Box, Brian Selznick
December 5: Tenant Farmer, Andrew Wyeth

2015

January 2: Bath Houses, William Glackens
February 6: Water Willow, Dante Gabriel Rossetti
March 6: Wild Sunflowers and Coke Oven Smoke, Charles Burchfield
April 3: New York City, Elliott Erwitt
May 1: Marooned, Howard Pyle
June 5: The Labyrinth
July 3: Alegria Invade As Ruas/Happiness Invadesthe Streets 86, Jonas dos Santos
August 7: Atlantic City Beach, Reginald Marsh
September 4: Franklin L. Schenck, Thomas Eakins
October 2: Swan Motel, George Segal
November 6: Sailor’s Fantasy, N.C. Wyeth
December 4: The Pilgrim Folk, Marie Spartali Stillman

May
1
Fri
Art is Tasty
May 1 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Art is Tasty

First Fridays of the month

Join us for this noontime lunch series on the first Friday of every month. Art is Tasty pairs an engaging 30-minute discussion about a work of art with a delicious lunch in the Thronson Café. (Café lunch voucher included in price).

November 7: Cover Art for The Houdini Box, Brian Selznick
December 5: Tenant Farmer, Andrew Wyeth

2015

January 2: Bath Houses, William Glackens
February 6: Water Willow, Dante Gabriel Rossetti
March 6: Wild Sunflowers and Coke Oven Smoke, Charles Burchfield
April 3: New York City, Elliott Erwitt
May 1: Marooned, Howard Pyle
June 5: The Labyrinth
July 3: Alegria Invade As Ruas/Happiness Invadesthe Streets 86, Jonas dos Santos
August 7: Atlantic City Beach, Reginald Marsh
September 4: Franklin L. Schenck, Thomas Eakins
October 2: Swan Motel, George Segal
November 6: Sailor’s Fantasy, N.C. Wyeth
December 4: The Pilgrim Folk, Marie Spartali Stillman

Jun
5
Fri
Art is Tasty
Jun 5 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Art is Tasty

First Fridays of the month

Join us for this noontime lunch series on the first Friday of every month. Art is Tasty pairs an engaging 30-minute discussion about a work of art with a delicious lunch in the Thronson Café. (Café lunch voucher included in price).

November 7: Cover Art for The Houdini Box, Brian Selznick
December 5: Tenant Farmer, Andrew Wyeth

2015

January 2: Bath Houses, William Glackens
February 6: Water Willow, Dante Gabriel Rossetti
March 6: Wild Sunflowers and Coke Oven Smoke, Charles Burchfield
April 3: New York City, Elliott Erwitt
May 1: Marooned, Howard Pyle
June 5: The Labyrinth
July 3: Alegria Invade As Ruas/Happiness Invadesthe Streets 86, Jonas dos Santos
August 7: Atlantic City Beach, Reginald Marsh
September 4: Franklin L. Schenck, Thomas Eakins
October 2: Swan Motel, George Segal
November 6: Sailor’s Fantasy, N.C. Wyeth
December 4: The Pilgrim Folk, Marie Spartali Stillman

Jul
3
Fri
Art is Tasty
Jul 3 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Art is Tasty

First Fridays of the month

Join us for this noontime lunch series on the first Friday of every month. Art is Tasty pairs an engaging 30-minute discussion about a work of art with a delicious lunch in the Thronson Café. (Café lunch voucher included in price).

November 7: Cover Art for The Houdini Box, Brian Selznick
December 5: Tenant Farmer, Andrew Wyeth

2015

January 2: Bath Houses, William Glackens
February 6: Water Willow, Dante Gabriel Rossetti
March 6: Wild Sunflowers and Coke Oven Smoke, Charles Burchfield
April 3: New York City, Elliott Erwitt
May 1: Marooned, Howard Pyle
June 5: The Labyrinth
July 3: Alegria Invade As Ruas/Happiness Invadesthe Streets 86, Jonas dos Santos
August 7: Atlantic City Beach, Reginald Marsh
September 4: Franklin L. Schenck, Thomas Eakins
October 2: Swan Motel, George Segal
November 6: Sailor’s Fantasy, N.C. Wyeth
December 4: The Pilgrim Folk, Marie Spartali Stillman

Aug
7
Fri
Art is Tasty
Aug 7 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Art is Tasty

First Fridays of the month

Join us for this noontime lunch series on the first Friday of every month. Art is Tasty pairs an engaging 30-minute discussion about a work of art with a delicious lunch in the Thronson Café. (Café lunch voucher included in price).

November 7: Cover Art for The Houdini Box, Brian Selznick
December 5: Tenant Farmer, Andrew Wyeth

2015

January 2: Bath Houses, William Glackens
February 6: Water Willow, Dante Gabriel Rossetti
March 6: Wild Sunflowers and Coke Oven Smoke, Charles Burchfield
April 3: New York City, Elliott Erwitt
May 1: Marooned, Howard Pyle
June 5: The Labyrinth
July 3: Alegria Invade As Ruas/Happiness Invadesthe Streets 86, Jonas dos Santos
August 7: Atlantic City Beach, Reginald Marsh
September 4: Franklin L. Schenck, Thomas Eakins
October 2: Swan Motel, George Segal
November 6: Sailor’s Fantasy, N.C. Wyeth
December 4: The Pilgrim Folk, Marie Spartali Stillman

Sep
4
Fri
Art is Tasty
Sep 4 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Art is Tasty

First Fridays of the month

Join us for this noontime lunch series on the first Friday of every month. Art is Tasty pairs an engaging 30-minute discussion about a work of art with a delicious lunch in the Thronson Café. (Café lunch voucher included in price).

November 7: Cover Art for The Houdini Box, Brian Selznick
December 5: Tenant Farmer, Andrew Wyeth

2015

January 2: Bath Houses, William Glackens
February 6: Water Willow, Dante Gabriel Rossetti
March 6: Wild Sunflowers and Coke Oven Smoke, Charles Burchfield
April 3: New York City, Elliott Erwitt
May 1: Marooned, Howard Pyle
June 5: The Labyrinth
July 3: Alegria Invade As Ruas/Happiness Invadesthe Streets 86, Jonas dos Santos
August 7: Atlantic City Beach, Reginald Marsh
September 4: Franklin L. Schenck, Thomas Eakins
October 2: Swan Motel, George Segal
November 6: Sailor’s Fantasy, N.C. Wyeth
December 4: The Pilgrim Folk, Marie Spartali Stillman

Oct
2
Fri
Art is Tasty
Oct 2 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Art is Tasty

First Fridays of the month

Join us for this noontime lunch series on the first Friday of every month. Art is Tasty pairs an engaging 30-minute discussion about a work of art with a delicious lunch in the Thronson Café. (Café lunch voucher included in price).

November 7: Cover Art for The Houdini Box, Brian Selznick
December 5: Tenant Farmer, Andrew Wyeth

2015

January 2: Bath Houses, William Glackens
February 6: Water Willow, Dante Gabriel Rossetti
March 6: Wild Sunflowers and Coke Oven Smoke, Charles Burchfield
April 3: New York City, Elliott Erwitt
May 1: Marooned, Howard Pyle
June 5: The Labyrinth
July 3: Alegria Invade As Ruas/Happiness Invadesthe Streets 86, Jonas dos Santos
August 7: Atlantic City Beach, Reginald Marsh
September 4: Franklin L. Schenck, Thomas Eakins
October 2: Swan Motel, George Segal
November 6: Sailor’s Fantasy, N.C. Wyeth
December 4: The Pilgrim Folk, Marie Spartali Stillman

Nov
6
Fri
Art is Tasty
Nov 6 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Art is Tasty

First Fridays of the month

Join us for this noontime lunch series on the first Friday of every month. Art is Tasty pairs an engaging 30-minute discussion about a work of art with a delicious lunch in the Thronson Café. (Café lunch voucher included in price).

November 7: Cover Art for The Houdini Box, Brian Selznick
December 5: Tenant Farmer, Andrew Wyeth

2015

January 2: Bath Houses, William Glackens
February 6: Water Willow, Dante Gabriel Rossetti
March 6: Wild Sunflowers and Coke Oven Smoke, Charles Burchfield
April 3: New York City, Elliott Erwitt
May 1: Marooned, Howard Pyle
June 5: The Labyrinth
July 3: Alegria Invade As Ruas/Happiness Invadesthe Streets 86, Jonas dos Santos
August 7: Atlantic City Beach, Reginald Marsh
September 4: Franklin L. Schenck, Thomas Eakins
October 2: Swan Motel, George Segal
November 6: Sailor’s Fantasy, N.C. Wyeth
December 4: The Pilgrim Folk, Marie Spartali Stillman

Dec
4
Fri
Art is Tasty
Dec 4 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Art is Tasty

First Fridays of the month

Join us for this noontime lunch series on the first Friday of every month. Art is Tasty pairs an engaging 30-minute discussion about a work of art with a delicious lunch in the Thronson Café. (Café lunch voucher included in price).

November 7: Cover Art for The Houdini Box, Brian Selznick
December 5: Tenant Farmer, Andrew Wyeth

2015

January 2: Bath Houses, William Glackens
February 6: Water Willow, Dante Gabriel Rossetti
March 6: Wild Sunflowers and Coke Oven Smoke, Charles Burchfield
April 3: New York City, Elliott Erwitt
May 1: Marooned, Howard Pyle
June 5: The Labyrinth
July 3: Alegria Invade As Ruas/Happiness Invadesthe Streets 86, Jonas dos Santos
August 7: Atlantic City Beach, Reginald Marsh
September 4: Franklin L. Schenck, Thomas Eakins
October 2: Swan Motel, George Segal
November 6: Sailor’s Fantasy, N.C. Wyeth
December 4: The Pilgrim Folk, Marie Spartali Stillman