PROGRAMS & EVENTS

September – December 2014

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

Learning about art is fun every Friday at the Delaware Art Museum! 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.

September 19:  Roger the Jolly Pirate by Brett Helquist
September 26: I Ain’t Gonna Paint No More by Karen Beaumont

October 3: The Imaginary Garden by Andrew Larsen
October 10Little Smudge by Lionel Le Neouanic
October 17It’s Fall! by Linda Glaser
October 24Matthew’s Dream by Leo Lionni
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.

New! Distinguished Lecturers Series: Yoko Ono and Japanese Performance Artists with Dr. Midori Yoshimoto
Sep 19 @ 6:00 pm
New! Distinguished Lecturers Series: Yoko Ono and Japanese Performance Artists with Dr. Midori Yoshimoto

The Distinguished Lecturers Series invites noted scholars to discuss the rich layers of history and ideas underlying the Delaware Art Museum’s collections. In the early 1960s, Yoko Ono bridged the art worlds between New York and Tokyo, facilitating creative artistic exchange among artists of both worlds. This talk by Dr. Midori Yoshimoto will highlight the imaginative work of Yoko Ono during the 1960s. It will also lay out the brief history of avant-garde performance in Japan and introduce Ono’s contemporaries.

Clay Date
Sep 19 @ 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.

Sep
23
Tue
Fall Equinox Labyrinth Walk
Sep 23 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Fall Equinox Labyrinth Walk

Celebrate the beginning of fall with a walk in the Delaware Art Museum’s Labyrinth in the Anthony N. Fusco Reservoir!

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

Sep
26
Fri
Glory of Stories
Sep 26 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Glory of Stories

Learning about art is fun every Friday at the Delaware Art Museum! 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.

September 19:  Roger the Jolly Pirate by Brett Helquist
September 26: I Ain’t Gonna Paint No More by Karen Beaumont

October 3: The Imaginary Garden by Andrew Larsen
October 10Little Smudge by Lionel Le Neouanic
October 17It’s Fall! by Linda Glaser
October 24Matthew’s Dream by Leo Lionni
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.

Sep
28
Sun
Sunday Studio Series
Sep 28 @ 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.

Calling all young artists and their families!  Have you ever wanted to create an outdoor sculpture and see it at the Museum?  At Sunday Studio on June 29 from 12:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m., kids and adults can construct their own Garden Sculptures out of a variety of materials and install their own creations in the Museum’s Copeland Sculpture Garden throughout the summer.  Join us for this one-of-kind Sunday Studio and a chance to exhibit your work.

Installation optional for participants. All artwork will be returned at the end of August. Supplies and tools provided. Volunteers are available to assist with construction.    

Aug 31: Starving for Art
September 28: Surreal Art
October 26: Make a Mask, Take a Selfie
November 30: It’s Time to Create a Clock!

Oct
2
Thu
Luminaria Labyrinth Walks
Oct 2 @ 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.

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

Learning about art is fun every Friday at the Delaware Art Museum! 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.

September 19:  Roger the Jolly Pirate by Brett Helquist
September 26: I Ain’t Gonna Paint No More by Karen Beaumont

October 3: The Imaginary Garden by Andrew Larsen
October 10Little Smudge by Lionel Le Neouanic
October 17It’s Fall! by Linda Glaser
October 24Matthew’s Dream by Leo Lionni
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.

Art is Tasty
Oct 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).

August 1: Rooftop Routine, Christian Jankowski
September 5: Paul Bocuse’s World, Red Grooms
October 3: Louise Nevelson Rain Forest,Column XX
November 7: Cover Art forThe Houdini Box, Brian Selznick
December 5: Tenant Farmer, Andrew Wyeth

*New date scheduled in observation of the holiday.

Oct
5
Sun
Nature Morte Opening Reception with Bruce Katsiff
Oct 5 @ 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Nature Morte Opening Reception with Bruce Katsiff

Join photographer Bruce Katsiff and Delaware Art Museum Curator Heather Campbell Coyle for an engaging gallery talk on Nature Morte: Platinum Prints by Bruce Katsiff. Light hors d’oeuvres and cash bar.

Oct
9
Thu
Luminaria Labyrinth Walks
Oct 9 @ 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.

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

Learning about art is fun every Friday at the Delaware Art Museum! 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.

September 19:  Roger the Jolly Pirate by Brett Helquist
September 26: I Ain’t Gonna Paint No More by Karen Beaumont

October 3: The Imaginary Garden by Andrew Larsen
October 10Little Smudge by Lionel Le Neouanic
October 17It’s Fall! by Linda Glaser
October 24Matthew’s Dream by Leo Lionni
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.

Art is After Dark: Labyrinth (1986) Movie Night and Labyrinth Walk
Oct 10 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Join us for a after-hours labyrinth walk  in the Anthony N. Fusco Reservoir and special film screening of Labyrinth (1986) in Fusco Grand Hall. Guests can also explore dark and enchanting tales on a guided tour of the Museum’s collection.

The tour will begin at 6:30 p.m. the film will begin at 7:00 p.m.

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
Oct 10 @ 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.

Oct
16
Thu
Luminaria Labyrinth Walks
Oct 16 @ 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.

Oct
17
Fri
Glory of Stories
Oct 17 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Glory of Stories

Learning about art is fun every Friday at the Delaware Art Museum! 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.

September 19:  Roger the Jolly Pirate by Brett Helquist
September 26: I Ain’t Gonna Paint No More by Karen Beaumont

October 3: The Imaginary Garden by Andrew Larsen
October 10Little Smudge by Lionel Le Neouanic
October 17It’s Fall! by Linda Glaser
October 24Matthew’s Dream by Leo Lionni
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.

Brian Selznick Members Preview
Oct 17 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Brian Selznick Members Preview

Members and guests only

This lively opening celebrates the work of award-winning children’s author and illustrator Brian Selznick. From Houdini to Hugo: The Art of Brian Selznick features over 100 paintings and drawings of characters as diverse as magician Harry Houdini, poet Walt Whitman, singer Marian Anderson, and the fictional Hugo Cabret—an orphan who lives in the walls of a busy Paris train station, portrayed in the Oscar-winning film adaptation Hugo. Guests will enjoy hors d’oeuvres, a cash bar, a tour with Curator Mary F. Holahan, and more!

RSVP at 302.351.8506 or events@delart.org.

Oct
18
Sat
From Houdini to Hugo Family Day, Artist Talk, and Book Signing
Oct 18 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
From Houdini to Hugo Family Day, Artist Talk, and Book Signing

BrianPhotoGet ready to go on an adventure with the whole family and explore the art and imagination behind Caldecott Medal-winning illustrator and author Brian Selznick. Families will create art projects inspired by Selznick’s illustrations and stories as well as enjoy an entertaining magic show. Selznick will give a talk and Q&A followed by a book signing.

Sponsored by:

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Schedule

Artist Talk
12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Book Signing
1:30 p.m.

 

 

Oct
23
Thu
Luminaria Labyrinth Walks
Oct 23 @ 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! Writers in Wilmington: Readings by Contemporary Authors
Oct 23 @ 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.

Oct
24
Fri
Glory of Stories
Oct 24 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Glory of Stories

Learning about art is fun every Friday at the Delaware Art Museum! 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.

September 19:  Roger the Jolly Pirate by Brett Helquist
September 26: I Ain’t Gonna Paint No More by Karen Beaumont

October 3: The Imaginary Garden by Andrew Larsen
October 10Little Smudge by Lionel Le Neouanic
October 17It’s Fall! by Linda Glaser
October 24Matthew’s Dream by Leo Lionni
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.

Oct
26
Sun
Sunday Studio Series
Oct 26 @ 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.

Calling all young artists and their families!  Have you ever wanted to create an outdoor sculpture and see it at the Museum?  At Sunday Studio on June 29 from 12:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m., kids and adults can construct their own Garden Sculptures out of a variety of materials and install their own creations in the Museum’s Copeland Sculpture Garden throughout the summer.  Join us for this one-of-kind Sunday Studio and a chance to exhibit your work.

Installation optional for participants. All artwork will be returned at the end of August. Supplies and tools provided. Volunteers are available to assist with construction.    

Aug 31: Starving for Art
September 28: Surreal Art
October 26: Make a Mask, Take a Selfie
November 30: It’s Time to Create a Clock!

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

Learning about art is fun every Friday at the Delaware Art Museum! 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.

September 19:  Roger the Jolly Pirate by Brett Helquist
September 26: I Ain’t Gonna Paint No More by Karen Beaumont

October 3: The Imaginary Garden by Andrew Larsen
October 10Little Smudge by Lionel Le Neouanic
October 17It’s Fall! by Linda Glaser
October 24Matthew’s Dream by Leo Lionni
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.

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

Learning about art is fun every Friday at the Delaware Art Museum! 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.

September 19:  Roger the Jolly Pirate by Brett Helquist
September 26: I Ain’t Gonna Paint No More by Karen Beaumont

October 3: The Imaginary Garden by Andrew Larsen
October 10Little Smudge by Lionel Le Neouanic
October 17It’s Fall! by Linda Glaser
October 24Matthew’s Dream by Leo Lionni
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.

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).

August 1: Rooftop Routine, Christian Jankowski
September 5: Paul Bocuse’s World, Red Grooms
October 3: Louise Nevelson Rain Forest,Column XX
November 7: Cover Art forThe Houdini Box, Brian Selznick
December 5: Tenant Farmer, Andrew Wyeth

*New date scheduled in observation of the holiday.

Nov
13
Thu
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.

Please RSVP at 302.351.8506 or events@delart.org.

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.

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

Learning about art is fun every Friday at the Delaware Art Museum! 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.

September 19:  Roger the Jolly Pirate by Brett Helquist
September 26: I Ain’t Gonna Paint No More by Karen Beaumont

October 3: The Imaginary Garden by Andrew Larsen
October 10Little Smudge by Lionel Le Neouanic
October 17It’s Fall! by Linda Glaser
October 24Matthew’s Dream by Leo Lionni
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.

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

Tour new exhibition From Houdini to Hugo: the Art of Brian Selznick and try your hand at drawing your own magical illustrations with a drop-in studio workshop. Experience sleight of hand magic tricks or enjoy a screening of the movie Hugo (2011), adapted from Brian Selznick’s book The Invention of Hugo Cabret.

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

Gu in color

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 RossetGu in colorti.

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

Learning about art is fun every Friday at the Delaware Art Museum! 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.

September 19:  Roger the Jolly Pirate by Brett Helquist
September 26: I Ain’t Gonna Paint No More by Karen Beaumont

October 3: The Imaginary Garden by Andrew Larsen
October 10Little Smudge by Lionel Le Neouanic
October 17It’s Fall! by Linda Glaser
October 24Matthew’s Dream by Leo Lionni
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.

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.

Calling all young artists and their families!  Have you ever wanted to create an outdoor sculpture and see it at the Museum?  At Sunday Studio on June 29 from 12:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m., kids and adults can construct their own Garden Sculptures out of a variety of materials and install their own creations in the Museum’s Copeland Sculpture Garden throughout the summer.  Join us for this one-of-kind Sunday Studio and a chance to exhibit your work.

Installation optional for participants. All artwork will be returned at the end of August. Supplies and tools provided. Volunteers are available to assist with construction.    

Aug 31: Starving for Art
September 28: Surreal Art
October 26: Make a Mask, Take a Selfie
November 30: It’s Time to Create a Clock!

Dec
5
Fri
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).

August 1: Rooftop Routine, Christian Jankowski
September 5: Paul Bocuse’s World, Red Grooms
October 3: Louise Nevelson Rain Forest,Column XX
November 7: Cover Art forThe Houdini Box, Brian Selznick
December 5: Tenant Farmer, Andrew Wyeth

*New date scheduled in observation of the holiday.

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

Celebrate the holiday season at the Museum! Finish up (or start!) your holiday shopping at the Winter Arts Festival, tour festive works in the collection, and enjoy a holiday music.

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.

Dec
13
Sat
Holiday House Tour
Dec 13 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Holiday House Tour

The 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 delartholidayhousetour.org 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.

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) iniativies, which will explore the link between science and art.

Tour highlights:

The Tour includes five barns within short driving distance from one another. Four of the 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 gorgeous Applecross barn with gardens registered with Smithsonian’s Gardens of America collection
  • A newly built “green” barn with a western flair
  • A rustic 1870 barn made of original wood and Wilmington Blue Rock

Featured Artisans:

  • Nancy Butler – Alley Cat Jewelry Studios (Handcrafted beaded jewelry)
  • Angela Colasanti of Plum Blossom Jewelry, Ltd (Jewelry)
  • Karyn Warner Hammock (Art jewelry & mixed metal clocks)
  • Rebekah Helton (Photography)
  • Maureen Kamerick (Hand-dyed silk accessories)
  • Maria Keane (Abstract paintings)
  • Diane Treacy Keesee (Handpainted silk, handpainted silk scarves)
  • Meg Kennedy (Book Arts)
  • Pam Levin, Nivell Jewelry (Silver & leather jewelry)
  • Tom Longacre (Functional stoneware)
  • Mitch Lyons (Clay monoprints & pots)
  • Leslie Marsh (Book arts)
  • Jane Kavanagh Morton (Ceramic sculpture)
  • Diane Podolsky (Linocuts, etchings, and monotypes)
  • Kathy Robinson (Batik & hand-dyed silk wearables)
  • MARZBAGZ by Marlene Sontchi (Fabric art handbags)
  • John A. Styer (Turned wood)
  • Marcie Tauber (Glass artist)
  • Beth Trepper (Fine art photography)
  • Amy Valuck (Stained glass)

Visitors are also encouraged to shop in the Museum Store. From Black Friday through December 31, all Museum Members receive a 20% discount in the Store (regular discount for Museum Members is 10%).

Featured Entertainment:

  • 11 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 Jazz Choir
  • 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Cab Calloway Middle School Choir

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

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.

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