PROGRAMS & EVENTS

Feb
23
Fri
Glory of Stories
Feb 23 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Glory of Stories

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

February 9  The Shape of My Heart by Mark Sperring
February 16  I Want My Hat Back by Jon Klassen
February 23  Dragon Dancing by Pierr Morgan

March 2  Black? White! Day? Night! by Laura Vaccaro Seeger
March 9  Little Owl’s Night by Divya Srinivasan
March 16  Du Iz Tak? by Carson Ellis
March 23  Shortcut by David MacAulay
March 30  Do Pirates Take Baths? by Kathy Tucker

April 6  The Day the Crayons Came Home by Drew Daywalt
April 13  Hugo & Miles in I’ve Painted Everything! by Scott Magoon
April 20  The Tree Lady by H. Josheph Harris
April 27  Worm Weather by Jean Taft

May 4  Round is a Tortilla by Roseanne Thong
May 11  Abuela by Arthur Dorros
May 18  Yesterday I had the Blues by Jeron Ashford Frame
May 25  The Night Gardener by Terry Fan

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

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

Feb
24
Sat
Chinese New Year Celebration: The Year of the Dog
Feb 24 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
Chinese New Year Celebration: The Year of the Dog

Celebrate the 12th Annual Chinese New Year at the Delaware Art Museum! This celebration includes traditional Chinese art activities, artist demonstrations, a lion and folk dance, a Chinese yo-yo performance by the Chinese American Community Center Folk and Lion Dance Troupes and Yo-Yo Club, and a special performance by Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company entitled Red Firecrackers: The Legend of the First Chinese New Year. Artwork created by children from the Chinese School of Delaware to commemorate this holiday will be on view. This program is presented in conjunction with the Hanlin Chinese Culture Association. Free; donations accepted.

Highlights Tour
Feb 24 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Highlights Tour

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

Feb
25
Sun
Highlights Tour
Feb 25 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Highlights Tour

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

Spotlight Tour
Feb 25 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Spotlight Tour

Museum guides spotlight a different part of the collection on select Saturdays and Sundays at 2 p.m. This public tour is free after admission.

March 3: Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood Artists: Rebels with a Cause
March 4: Howard Pyle: Giant of the Brandywine

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

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

February 9  The Shape of My Heart by Mark Sperring
February 16  I Want My Hat Back by Jon Klassen
February 23  Dragon Dancing by Pierr Morgan

March 2  Black? White! Day? Night! by Laura Vaccaro Seeger
March 9  Little Owl’s Night by Divya Srinivasan
March 16  Du Iz Tak? by Carson Ellis
March 23  Shortcut by David MacAulay
March 30  Do Pirates Take Baths? by Kathy Tucker

April 6  The Day the Crayons Came Home by Drew Daywalt
April 13  Hugo & Miles in I’ve Painted Everything! by Scott Magoon
April 20  The Tree Lady by H. Josheph Harris
April 27  Worm Weather by Jean Taft

May 4  Round is a Tortilla by Roseanne Thong
May 11  Abuela by Arthur Dorros
May 18  Yesterday I had the Blues by Jeron Ashford Frame
May 25  The Night Gardener by Terry Fan

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

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

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

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

2018 Topics

Click on the the dates below to register.

January 5: Reclining Nude, Abraham S. Baylinson

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

March 2: Toilet of a Roman Lady, Simeon Soloman

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

May 4: Eleanor of Aquitaine, Grace Hartigan

June 1: In the Park, Bernie Felch

July 6: March on Washington, Danny Lyon

August 3: The Mermaid, Howard Pyle

September 7: Rome II, Al Held

October 5: Indian Captives, Robert Weir

November 2: Selection from Juried Craft Exhibition

December 7: Covered Box with Peacock, Charles Robert Ashbee

Mar
3
Sat
Highlights Tour
Mar 3 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Highlights Tour

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

Spotlight Tour
Mar 3 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Spotlight Tour

Museum guides spotlight a different part of the collection on select Saturdays and Sundays at 2 p.m. This public tour is free after admission.

March 3: Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood Artists: Rebels with a Cause
March 4: Howard Pyle: Giant of the Brandywine

Mar
4
Sun
Highlights Tour
Mar 4 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Highlights Tour

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

Spotlight Tour
Mar 4 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Spotlight Tour

Museum guides spotlight a different part of the collection on select Saturdays and Sundays at 2 p.m. This public tour is free after admission.

March 3: Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood Artists: Rebels with a Cause
March 4: Howard Pyle: Giant of the Brandywine

Mar
8
Thu
Members Bus Trip to Mount Vernon, VA
Mar 8 all-day
Members Bus Trip to Mount Vernon, VA

Sorry, this bus trip is SOLD OUT.

Mount Vernon is an American landmark and an enduring tribute to the Father of Our Country, George Washington. The Delaware Art Museum’s Members and their guests will travel by motor coach to Mount Vernon to enjoy a walk through the first president’s colonial Mansion, where the interiors have been meticulously restored to their appearance in 1799, explore the estate’s vast gardens and grounds, and enjoy lunch at the Mount Vernon Inn. .

Space is limited. Contact Heather Morrissey at 302.351.8526 to register.

Registrations will be recorded in the order in which they are received. Payment must be made at time of registration. Reservation fee includes transportation, admission and tours, docent fees, lunch, light snack and wine on return trip, and driver’s gratuity.

Itinerary

7:15 a.m. Depart promptly from Delaware Art Museum
10:30 a.m. Arrive at Mount Vernon*
11:00 a.m. Interpreter-led tour of Mount Vernon mansion
11:45 a.m. Lunch at Mount Vernon Inn**
1:00 p.m. Guide-led walking tour of Mount Vernon grounds
2:05 p.m. Free time to roam
3:30 p.m. Motor coach departs Mount Vernon for return to DAM
6:45 p.m. Arrival at DAM***

*All bags and containers larger than 16 x 16 x 8 inches are prohibited from entering the Mount Vernon property and all bags and containers are subject to inspection upon arrival.

**Three course lunch includes a mixed green salad, your choice of vegetarian lasagna or sliced turkey with gravy with mixed vegetables, and assorted dessert cookies. Please make entrée selection at time of registration and make us aware of any special dietary needs.

***Return time is approximate and may be affected by traffic, weather, ect.

Mar
9
Fri
Glory of Stories
Mar 9 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Glory of Stories

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

February 9  The Shape of My Heart by Mark Sperring
February 16  I Want My Hat Back by Jon Klassen
February 23  Dragon Dancing by Pierr Morgan

March 2  Black? White! Day? Night! by Laura Vaccaro Seeger
March 9  Little Owl’s Night by Divya Srinivasan
March 16  Du Iz Tak? by Carson Ellis
March 23  Shortcut by David MacAulay
March 30  Do Pirates Take Baths? by Kathy Tucker

April 6  The Day the Crayons Came Home by Drew Daywalt
April 13  Hugo & Miles in I’ve Painted Everything! by Scott Magoon
April 20  The Tree Lady by H. Josheph Harris
April 27  Worm Weather by Jean Taft

May 4  Round is a Tortilla by Roseanne Thong
May 11  Abuela by Arthur Dorros
May 18  Yesterday I had the Blues by Jeron Ashford Frame
May 25  The Night Gardener by Terry Fan

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

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

Eye on Nature: Andrew Wyeth and John Ruskin Members Preview
Mar 9 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Sycamore Tree, Study for Pennsylvania Landscape, 1941. Andrew Wyeth (1917–2009). Ink and watercolor, 29 3/4 x 39 3/8 inches. Delaware Art Museum, Gift of Mr. and Mrs. William E. Phelps, 1964. © 2018 Andrew Wyeth/Artists Rights Society (ARS), NEW YORK.

Members and their guests only

Celebrate the beauty of the world around us with the opening of Eye on Nature: Andrew Wyeth and John Ruskin. Join Members and their guests for an evening of relaxation featuring chair massages, live music, and spa-styled refreshments. Tours of the exhibition will be provided by Margaretta Frederick, Annette Woolard-Provine Curator of the Bancroft Collection at 6:30 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.

RSVP by March 2 at events@delart.org or 302.351.8506.

ABOUT THE EXHIBITION

Born almost exactly 100 years apart, the American painter Andrew Wyeth (1917–2009) and the British critic and amateur artist John Ruskin (1819–1900) shared a life-long obsession for the close observation and finely rendered imagery of the world around them. This exhibition places the work of Andrew Wyeth and John Ruskin together for the first time examining their varying approaches to interpreting the natural world.

Learn more.

Mar
10
Sat
Highlights Tour
Mar 10 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Highlights Tour

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

Exhibition Tour
Mar 10 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Exhibition Tour

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

Eighth Blackbird
Mar 10 @ 8:00 pm
Eighth Blackbird @ Delaware Art Museum

Named Musical America’s 2017 Ensemble of the Year, Eighth Blackbird has won four Grammy Awards for Best Small Ensemble/Chamber Music Performance.

Eighth Blackbird is “one of the smartest, most dynamic contemporary classical ensembles on the planet” (Chicago Tribune).

Launched by six entrepreneurial Oberlin Conservatory undergraduates in 1996, this Chicago-based super-group has earned its status as “a brand-name…defined by adventure, vibrancy and quality….known for performing from memory, employing choreography and collaborations with theater artists, lighting designers and even puppetry artists” (Detroit Free Press)

Learn to Fly from Eighth Blackbird on Vimeo.

About the 2018 Performance Series

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

All ticket sales are non-refundable.

Learn more.

Mar
11
Sun
Sunday Studio
Mar 11 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Sunday Studio

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

February 11  Prints and Patterns
March 11  A Colorful Palette
April 8  Nature Masks
May 13  The Great Outdoors

Highlights Tour
Mar 11 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Highlights Tour

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

Exhibition Tour
Mar 11 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Exhibition Tour

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

Mar
15
Thu
Perfume-Making: Focus on Florals
Mar 15 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Perfume-Making: Focus on Florals

Spend an evening being inspired by Eye on Nature to create your own fragrance using beautiful botanicals and essential oils. Participants will leave with a 1/4 ounce vial of their custom scent. Instructor: Robin Kielkowski.

Registration coming soon!

 

Mar
16
Fri
Glory of Stories
Mar 16 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Glory of Stories

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

February 9  The Shape of My Heart by Mark Sperring
February 16  I Want My Hat Back by Jon Klassen
February 23  Dragon Dancing by Pierr Morgan

March 2  Black? White! Day? Night! by Laura Vaccaro Seeger
March 9  Little Owl’s Night by Divya Srinivasan
March 16  Du Iz Tak? by Carson Ellis
March 23  Shortcut by David MacAulay
March 30  Do Pirates Take Baths? by Kathy Tucker

April 6  The Day the Crayons Came Home by Drew Daywalt
April 13  Hugo & Miles in I’ve Painted Everything! by Scott Magoon
April 20  The Tree Lady by H. Josheph Harris
April 27  Worm Weather by Jean Taft

May 4  Round is a Tortilla by Roseanne Thong
May 11  Abuela by Arthur Dorros
May 18  Yesterday I had the Blues by Jeron Ashford Frame
May 25  The Night Gardener by Terry Fan

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

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

Mar
17
Sat
Highlights Tour
Mar 17 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Highlights Tour

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

Exhibition Tour
Mar 17 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Exhibition Tour

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

Mar
18
Sun
Highlights Tour
Mar 18 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Highlights Tour

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

Exhibition Tour
Mar 18 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Exhibition Tour

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

Nature Walk Series
Mar 18 @ 2:00 pm
Nature Walk Series

Observe nature through the lenses of art, horticulture, mindfulness, and the environment on an expert-led walking tour. Walks begin at a different site each week and last one hour unless otherwise noted.

Registration coming soon.

Sunday, March 18 | 6:30 p.m.
Sunset walk at DuPont Environmental Education Center on the Wilmington riverfront

Sunday, April 8 | 2:00 p.m.
Exhibition walk with Curator Margaretta Frederick at the Delaware Art Museum

Sunday, April 22 | 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Native plant walk at Mt. Cuba Center

Friday, May 11 | 2:00 p.m.
Mindfulness Walk with Hunter Clark-Fields at Valley Garden Park

Sunday, May 20 | 2:00 p.m.
Urban Horticulture Walk with Educator Mackenzie Knight-Fochs at the Delaware Center for Horticulture

Slow Art Conversation
Mar 18 @ 2:00 pm
Slow Art Conversation

Slow down, absorb a new work of art, and explore different perspectives through discussion. Curator Margaretta Frederick will lead a Slow Art conversation in front of two works of art in the special exhibition Eye on Nature: Andrew Wyeth and John Ruskin.

Sunday, March 18 | 2:00 p.m.
Thursday, April 12 | 6:00 p.m.

Nature Walk Series
Mar 18 @ 6:30 pm
Nature Walk Series

Observe nature through the lenses of art, horticulture, mindfulness, and the environment on an expert-led walking tour. Walks begin at a different site each week and last one hour unless otherwise noted.

Registration coming soon.

Sunday, March 18 | 6:30 p.m.
Sunset walk at DuPont Environmental Education Center on the Wilmington riverfront

Sunday, April 8 | 2:00 p.m.
Exhibition walk with Curator Margaretta Frederick at the Delaware Art Museum

Sunday, April 22 | 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Native plant walk at Mt. Cuba Center

Friday, May 11 | 2:00 p.m.
Mindfulness Walk with Hunter Clark-Fields at Valley Garden Park

Sunday, May 20 | 2:00 p.m.
Urban Horticulture Walk with Educator Mackenzie Knight-Fochs at the Delaware Center for Horticulture

Mar
20
Tue
Spring Equinox Labyrinth Walk
Mar 20 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Spring Equinox Labyrinth Walk

Slow down, settle your mind, and step into the quietude of the Museum’s Labyrinth in the Anthony N. Fusco Reservoir. Although the Labyrinth walk is free, donations are accepted for maintenance of the Museum’s Labyrinth.

Mar
23
Fri
Glory of Stories
Mar 23 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Glory of Stories

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

February 9  The Shape of My Heart by Mark Sperring
February 16  I Want My Hat Back by Jon Klassen
February 23  Dragon Dancing by Pierr Morgan

March 2  Black? White! Day? Night! by Laura Vaccaro Seeger
March 9  Little Owl’s Night by Divya Srinivasan
March 16  Du Iz Tak? by Carson Ellis
March 23  Shortcut by David MacAulay
March 30  Do Pirates Take Baths? by Kathy Tucker

April 6  The Day the Crayons Came Home by Drew Daywalt
April 13  Hugo & Miles in I’ve Painted Everything! by Scott Magoon
April 20  The Tree Lady by H. Josheph Harris
April 27  Worm Weather by Jean Taft

May 4  Round is a Tortilla by Roseanne Thong
May 11  Abuela by Arthur Dorros
May 18  Yesterday I had the Blues by Jeron Ashford Frame
May 25  The Night Gardener by Terry Fan

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

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

Mar
24
Sat
Highlights Tour
Mar 24 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Highlights Tour

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

Exhibition Tour
Mar 24 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Exhibition Tour

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

Mar
25
Sun
Highlights Tour
Mar 25 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Highlights Tour

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

Exhibition Tour
Mar 25 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Exhibition Tour

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

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

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

February 9  The Shape of My Heart by Mark Sperring
February 16  I Want My Hat Back by Jon Klassen
February 23  Dragon Dancing by Pierr Morgan

March 2  Black? White! Day? Night! by Laura Vaccaro Seeger
March 9  Little Owl’s Night by Divya Srinivasan
March 16  Du Iz Tak? by Carson Ellis
March 23  Shortcut by David MacAulay
March 30  Do Pirates Take Baths? by Kathy Tucker

April 6  The Day the Crayons Came Home by Drew Daywalt
April 13  Hugo & Miles in I’ve Painted Everything! by Scott Magoon
April 20  The Tree Lady by H. Josheph Harris
April 27  Worm Weather by Jean Taft

May 4  Round is a Tortilla by Roseanne Thong
May 11  Abuela by Arthur Dorros
May 18  Yesterday I had the Blues by Jeron Ashford Frame
May 25  The Night Gardener by Terry Fan

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

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

Mar
31
Sat
Highlights Tour
Mar 31 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Highlights Tour

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

Exhibition Tour
Mar 31 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Exhibition Tour

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

Apr
1
Sun
Highlights Tour
Apr 1 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Highlights Tour

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

Exhibition Tour
Apr 1 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Exhibition Tour

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

Apr
5
Thu
Perfume-Making: Focus on Woods
Apr 5 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Perfume-Making: Focus on Woods

Come learn about natural fragrance after viewing the exhibition Eye on Nature: Andrew Wyeth and John Ruskin. Participants will be guided through creating their own fragrance using beautiful botanicals and essential oils. Participants will leave with a 1/4 ounce vial of their custom scent. Instructor: Robin Kielkowski.

Registration coming soon!

Apr
6
Fri
Glory of Stories
Apr 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 2 and up.

February 9  The Shape of My Heart by Mark Sperring
February 16  I Want My Hat Back by Jon Klassen
February 23  Dragon Dancing by Pierr Morgan

March 2  Black? White! Day? Night! by Laura Vaccaro Seeger
March 9  Little Owl’s Night by Divya Srinivasan
March 16  Du Iz Tak? by Carson Ellis
March 23  Shortcut by David MacAulay
March 30  Do Pirates Take Baths? by Kathy Tucker

April 6  The Day the Crayons Came Home by Drew Daywalt
April 13  Hugo & Miles in I’ve Painted Everything! by Scott Magoon
April 20  The Tree Lady by H. Josheph Harris
April 27  Worm Weather by Jean Taft

May 4  Round is a Tortilla by Roseanne Thong
May 11  Abuela by Arthur Dorros
May 18  Yesterday I had the Blues by Jeron Ashford Frame
May 25  The Night Gardener by Terry Fan

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

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

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

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

2018 Topics

Click on the the dates below to register.

January 5: Reclining Nude, Abraham S. Baylinson

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

March 2: Toilet of a Roman Lady, Simeon Soloman

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

May 4: Eleanor of Aquitaine, Grace Hartigan

June 1: In the Park, Bernie Felch

July 6: March on Washington, Danny Lyon

August 3: The Mermaid, Howard Pyle

September 7: Rome II, Al Held

October 5: Indian Captives, Robert Weir

November 2: Selection from Juried Craft Exhibition

December 7: Covered Box with Peacock, Charles Robert Ashbee

Apr
7
Sat
Yoga in the Garden
Apr 7 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am
Yoga in the Garden

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

1st and 3rd Saturdays, April – August

April 7 Family Yoga led by Petite Yogi
April 21 All-level class led by rotating instructors
May 5 Meditation day offered by the Dancing Monks of Assam; families welcome
May 19 All-level class led by rotating instructors

June through August classes will be posted soon!

Highlights Tour
Apr 7 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Highlights Tour

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

Exhibition Tour
Apr 7 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Exhibition Tour

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

Apr
8
Sun
Opening Reception for Kids’ Corner Family-in-Residence: The Silvermans
Apr 8 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

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

Creative Power invites family visitors to imagine the possibilities and contribute their own artistic voice to a transforming interactive gallery space. Infinity mirrors, colorful stripes, kinetic sculptures, and a portrait gallery featuring influential artists and community members will empower visitors to experiment with ideas and create meaningful works of art. Throughout the installation, a variety of activities and a series of workshops led by the Silvermans will allow visitors to play with different art materials and explore the power of art.

Registration required. Registration coming soon!

Join us on Sunday, April 22 from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. for a Family Workshop. Free.

Sunday Studio
Apr 8 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Sunday Studio

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

February 11  Prints and Patterns
March 11  A Colorful Palette
April 8  Nature Masks
May 13  The Great Outdoors

Highlights Tour
Apr 8 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Highlights Tour

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

Exhibition Tour
Apr 8 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Exhibition Tour

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

Nature Walk Series
Apr 8 @ 2:00 pm
Nature Walk Series

Observe nature through the lenses of art, horticulture, mindfulness, and the environment on an expert-led walking tour. Walks begin at a different site each week and last one hour unless otherwise noted.

Registration coming soon.

Sunday, March 18 | 6:30 p.m.
Sunset walk at DuPont Environmental Education Center on the Wilmington riverfront

Sunday, April 8 | 2:00 p.m.
Exhibition walk with Curator Margaretta Frederick at the Delaware Art Museum

Sunday, April 22 | 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Native plant walk at Mt. Cuba Center

Friday, May 11 | 2:00 p.m.
Mindfulness Walk with Hunter Clark-Fields at Valley Garden Park

Sunday, May 20 | 2:00 p.m.
Urban Horticulture Walk with Educator Mackenzie Knight-Fochs at the Delaware Center for Horticulture

Apr
9
Mon
Landscape Photography
Apr 9 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Landscape Photography

This class will focus on light, compostition, and mechanical techniques to produce the ultimate landscape photograph. The session will culminate in an exhibition of student work at the DuPont Environmental Education Center. Weekend field trips will alternate with some classes. Instructor: Kathleen Buckalew. No class May 28. 

Registration coming soon!

Apr
12
Thu
Step Afrika! – School Show
Apr 12 @ 10:30 am

Step Afrika! is the world’s first professional company dedicated to stepping where dancers create extraordinary performances using their bodies as instruments.

The Migration: Reflections on Jacob Lawrence

Step Afrika! uses body percussion and dance to create a lively visual interpretation of painter Jacob Lawrence’s iconic “Migration series.” Lawrence’s paintings depict the Great Migration of African Americans from the rural south to cities in the North, Midwest and West between World War I and World War II. Step Afrika! has used selections from the “Migration Series” as inspiration for a moving concert depicting this seminal moment in American history. This performance is presented as a partnership between the Delaware Art Museum, the Grand Opera House, and Delaware State University.

ABOUT THE 2018 PERFORMANCE SERIES

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

All ticket sales are non-refundable.

Learn more.

Slow Art Conversation
Apr 12 @ 6:00 pm
Slow Art Conversation

Slow down, absorb a new work of art, and explore different perspectives through discussion. Curator Margaretta Frederick will lead a Slow Art conversation in front of two works of art in the special exhibition Eye on Nature: Andrew Wyeth and John Ruskin.

Sunday, March 18 | 2:00 p.m.
Thursday, April 12 | 6:00 p.m.

Apr
13
Fri
Glory of Stories
Apr 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 2 and up.

February 9  The Shape of My Heart by Mark Sperring
February 16  I Want My Hat Back by Jon Klassen
February 23  Dragon Dancing by Pierr Morgan

March 2  Black? White! Day? Night! by Laura Vaccaro Seeger
March 9  Little Owl’s Night by Divya Srinivasan
March 16  Du Iz Tak? by Carson Ellis
March 23  Shortcut by David MacAulay
March 30  Do Pirates Take Baths? by Kathy Tucker

April 6  The Day the Crayons Came Home by Drew Daywalt
April 13  Hugo & Miles in I’ve Painted Everything! by Scott Magoon
April 20  The Tree Lady by H. Josheph Harris
April 27  Worm Weather by Jean Taft

May 4  Round is a Tortilla by Roseanne Thong
May 11  Abuela by Arthur Dorros
May 18  Yesterday I had the Blues by Jeron Ashford Frame
May 25  The Night Gardener by Terry Fan

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

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

Step Afrika! – School Show
Apr 13 @ 10:30 am

Step Afrika! is the world’s first professional company dedicated to stepping where dancers create extraordinary performances using their bodies as instruments.

The Migration: Reflections on Jacob Lawrence

Step Afrika! uses body percussion and dance to create a lively visual interpretation of painter Jacob Lawrence’s iconic “Migration series.” Lawrence’s paintings depict the Great Migration of African Americans from the rural south to cities in the North, Midwest and West between World War I and World War II. Step Afrika! has used selections from the “Migration Series” as inspiration for a moving concert depicting this seminal moment in American history. This performance is presented as a partnership between the Delaware Art Museum, the Grand Opera House, and Delaware State University.

ABOUT THE 2018 PERFORMANCE SERIES

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

All ticket sales are non-refundable.

Learn more.

Step Afrika! – Public Show
Apr 13 @ 8:00 pm

Step Afrika! is the world’s first professional company dedicated to stepping where dancers create extraordinary performances using their bodies as instruments.

The Migration: Reflections on Jacob Lawrence

Step Afrika! uses body percussion and dance to create a lively visual interpretation of painter Jacob Lawrence’s iconic “Migration series.” Lawrence’s paintings depict the Great Migration of African Americans from the rural south to cities in the North, Midwest and West between World War I and World War II. Step Afrika! has used selections from the “Migration Series” as inspiration for a moving concert depicting this seminal moment in American history. This performance is presented as a partnership between the Delaware Art Museum, the Grand Opera House, and Delaware State University.

ABOUT THE 2018 PERFORMANCE SERIES

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

All ticket sales are non-refundable.

Learn more.

Apr
14
Sat
Highlights Tour
Apr 14 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Highlights Tour

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

Exhibition Tour
Apr 14 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Exhibition Tour

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

Apr
15
Sun
Highlights Tour
Apr 15 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Highlights Tour

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

Exhibition Tour
Apr 15 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Exhibition Tour

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

Apr
16
Mon
Landscape Photography
Apr 16 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Landscape Photography

This class will focus on light, compostition, and mechanical techniques to produce the ultimate landscape photograph. The session will culminate in an exhibition of student work at the DuPont Environmental Education Center. Weekend field trips will alternate with some classes. Instructor: Kathleen Buckalew. No class May 28. 

Registration coming soon!

Apr
19
Thu
Concerts on Kentmere: Pyxis Piano Quartet
Apr 19 @ 7:30 pm
Concerts on Kentmere: Pyxis Piano Quartet @ Delaware Art Museum

A Century of Artistry inspired by the works of John Ruskin and Andrew Wyeth

7:30 p.m. Curator talk by Margaretta Frederick
8:00 p.m. Pyxis Piano Quartet Concert

Robert Schumann – Piano Quartet in C Minor (1829)
Astor Piazzolla – Selections for Piano Quartet (arranged by Mazzocchi)
Alexandre Tansman – “Suite – divertissement” (1929)

Pyxis Piano Quartet was founded in 2009 to perform chamber music concerts that include works from the sonata, duo, and trio repertoire as well as traditional and contemporary masterpieces for piano quartet.

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

ABOUT THE 2018 PERFORMANCE SERIES

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

All ticket sales are non-refundable.

Learn more.

Apr
20
Fri
Glory of Stories
Apr 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 2 and up.

February 9  The Shape of My Heart by Mark Sperring
February 16  I Want My Hat Back by Jon Klassen
February 23  Dragon Dancing by Pierr Morgan

March 2  Black? White! Day? Night! by Laura Vaccaro Seeger
March 9  Little Owl’s Night by Divya Srinivasan
March 16  Du Iz Tak? by Carson Ellis
March 23  Shortcut by David MacAulay
March 30  Do Pirates Take Baths? by Kathy Tucker

April 6  The Day the Crayons Came Home by Drew Daywalt
April 13  Hugo & Miles in I’ve Painted Everything! by Scott Magoon
April 20  The Tree Lady by H. Josheph Harris
April 27  Worm Weather by Jean Taft

May 4  Round is a Tortilla by Roseanne Thong
May 11  Abuela by Arthur Dorros
May 18  Yesterday I had the Blues by Jeron Ashford Frame
May 25  The Night Gardener by Terry Fan

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

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

Apr
21
Sat
Yoga in the Garden
Apr 21 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am
Yoga in the Garden

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

1st and 3rd Saturdays, April – August

April 7 Family Yoga led by Petite Yogi
April 21 All-level class led by rotating instructors
May 5 Meditation day offered by the Dancing Monks of Assam; families welcome
May 19 All-level class led by rotating instructors

June through August classes will be posted soon!

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

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

Exhibition Tour
Apr 21 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Exhibition Tour

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

Apr
22
Sun
Kids’ Corner Family Workshop
Apr 22 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm

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

Creative Power invites family visitors to imagine the possibilities and contribute their own artistic voice to a transforming interactive gallery space. Infinity mirrors, colorful stripes, kinetic sculptures, and a portrait gallery featuring influential artists and community members will empower visitors to experiment with ideas and create meaningful works of art. Throughout the installation, a variety of activities and a workshop led by the Silvermans will allow visitors to play with different art materials and explore the power of art.

Highlights Tour
Apr 22 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Highlights Tour

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

Exhibition Tour
Apr 22 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Exhibition Tour

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

Nature Walk Series
Apr 22 @ 2:00 pm
Nature Walk Series

Observe nature through the lenses of art, horticulture, mindfulness, and the environment on an expert-led walking tour. Walks begin at a different site each week and last one hour unless otherwise noted.

Registration coming soon.

Sunday, March 18 | 6:30 p.m.
Sunset walk at DuPont Environmental Education Center on the Wilmington riverfront

Sunday, April 8 | 2:00 p.m.
Exhibition walk with Curator Margaretta Frederick at the Delaware Art Museum

Sunday, April 22 | 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Native plant walk at Mt. Cuba Center

Friday, May 11 | 2:00 p.m.
Mindfulness Walk with Hunter Clark-Fields at Valley Garden Park

Sunday, May 20 | 2:00 p.m.
Urban Horticulture Walk with Educator Mackenzie Knight-Fochs at the Delaware Center for Horticulture

Apr
23
Mon
Landscape Photography
Apr 23 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Landscape Photography

This class will focus on light, compostition, and mechanical techniques to produce the ultimate landscape photograph. The session will culminate in an exhibition of student work at the DuPont Environmental Education Center. Weekend field trips will alternate with some classes. Instructor: Kathleen Buckalew. No class May 28. 

Registration coming soon!

Apr
27
Fri
Glory of Stories
Apr 27 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Glory of Stories

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

February 9  The Shape of My Heart by Mark Sperring
February 16  I Want My Hat Back by Jon Klassen
February 23  Dragon Dancing by Pierr Morgan

March 2  Black? White! Day? Night! by Laura Vaccaro Seeger
March 9  Little Owl’s Night by Divya Srinivasan
March 16  Du Iz Tak? by Carson Ellis
March 23  Shortcut by David MacAulay
March 30  Do Pirates Take Baths? by Kathy Tucker

April 6  The Day the Crayons Came Home by Drew Daywalt
April 13  Hugo & Miles in I’ve Painted Everything! by Scott Magoon
April 20  The Tree Lady by H. Josheph Harris
April 27  Worm Weather by Jean Taft

May 4  Round is a Tortilla by Roseanne Thong
May 11  Abuela by Arthur Dorros
May 18  Yesterday I had the Blues by Jeron Ashford Frame
May 25  The Night Gardener by Terry Fan

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

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

Apr
28
Sat
Ferns and Flowers Monoprinting – 2-Day Workshop
Apr 28 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Ferns and Flowers Monoprinting - 2-Day Workshop

Discover the thrill of printmaking inspired by nature. Using spring plants and simple materials, students will explore the possibilities of organic and geometric compositions with layered shapes and colors. Instructor: Caroline Coolidge Brown. Supplies provided. 

Highlights Tour
Apr 28 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Highlights Tour

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

Exhibition Tour
Apr 28 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Exhibition Tour

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

Apr
29
Sun
Ferns and Flowers Monoprinting – 2-Day Workshop
Apr 29 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Ferns and Flowers Monoprinting - 2-Day Workshop

Discover the thrill of printmaking inspired by nature. Using spring plants and simple materials, students will explore the possibilities of organic and geometric compositions with layered shapes and colors. Instructor: Caroline Coolidge Brown. Supplies provided. 

Highlights Tour
Apr 29 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Highlights Tour

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

Exhibition Tour
Apr 29 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Exhibition Tour

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

On Location Photography Workshops
Apr 29 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
On Location Photography Workshops

Inspired by the exhibition Eye on Nature: Andrew Wyeth and John Ruskin, students will meet at scenic sites to shoot on location. Students will learn about John Ruskin’s philosophy of nature and have the opportunity for group discussion and critique at the follow up session in the Museum’s studios. Students are responsible for paying admission fees at each location. Danny Schweers.

Longwood Gardens

Sunday, April 29 | 2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Museum meet up Sunday, May 6 | 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

REGISTER

Hagley Museum and Library

Sunday, May 13 | 2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Museum meet up Sunday, May 20 | 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

REGISTER

Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge

Sunday, June 10 | 2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Museum meet up Sunday, June 17 | 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

REGISTER

Apr
30
Mon
Landscape Photography
Apr 30 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Landscape Photography

This class will focus on light, compostition, and mechanical techniques to produce the ultimate landscape photograph. The session will culminate in an exhibition of student work at the DuPont Environmental Education Center. Weekend field trips will alternate with some classes. Instructor: Kathleen Buckalew. No class May 28. 

Registration coming soon!

May
2
Wed
Dancing Monks of Assam – Performance at The Queen
May 2 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Dancing Monks of Assam – Performance at The Queen @ The Queen

The Dancing Monks perform Sattriya, a form of dance drama unique to their monastery in Northeast India. They dance to honor the god Vishnu in his flute-playing Krishna incarnation, narrating playful, sensuous, and fantastical episodes of his life as recounted in the ancient epics.

All ages. 

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

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

February 9  The Shape of My Heart by Mark Sperring
February 16  I Want My Hat Back by Jon Klassen
February 23  Dragon Dancing by Pierr Morgan

March 2  Black? White! Day? Night! by Laura Vaccaro Seeger
March 9  Little Owl’s Night by Divya Srinivasan
March 16  Du Iz Tak? by Carson Ellis
March 23  Shortcut by David MacAulay
March 30  Do Pirates Take Baths? by Kathy Tucker

April 6  The Day the Crayons Came Home by Drew Daywalt
April 13  Hugo & Miles in I’ve Painted Everything! by Scott Magoon
April 20  The Tree Lady by H. Josheph Harris
April 27  Worm Weather by Jean Taft

May 4  Round is a Tortilla by Roseanne Thong
May 11  Abuela by Arthur Dorros
May 18  Yesterday I had the Blues by Jeron Ashford Frame
May 25  The Night Gardener by Terry Fan

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

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

Art is Tasty
May 4 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Art is Tasty

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

2018 Topics

Click on the the dates below to register.

January 5: Reclining Nude, Abraham S. Baylinson

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

March 2: Toilet of a Roman Lady, Simeon Soloman

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

May 4: Eleanor of Aquitaine, Grace Hartigan

June 1: In the Park, Bernie Felch

July 6: March on Washington, Danny Lyon

August 3: The Mermaid, Howard Pyle

September 7: Rome II, Al Held

October 5: Indian Captives, Robert Weir

November 2: Selection from Juried Craft Exhibition

December 7: Covered Box with Peacock, Charles Robert Ashbee

May
5
Sat
Yoga in the Garden
May 5 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am
Yoga in the Garden

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

1st and 3rd Saturdays, April – August

April 7 Family Yoga led by Petite Yogi
April 21 All-level class led by rotating instructors
May 5 Meditation day offered by the Dancing Monks of Assam; families welcome
May 19 All-level class led by rotating instructors

June through August classes will be posted soon!

Dancing Monks of Assam – Day of Mindfulness
May 5 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Dancing Monks of Assam – Day of Mindfulness

Experience family yoga and meditation led by the Dancing Monks of Assam. From the monasteries in northeast India, the Dancing Monks perform Sattriya—a form of dance-drama cultivated as a way of worship in the monasteries of Assam. Learn more during this day of mindfulness by viewing a documentary and participating in a question and answer session.

All ages. 

Highlights Tour
May 5 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Highlights Tour

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

Exhibition Tour
May 5 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Exhibition Tour

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

May
6
Sun
Highlights Tour
May 6 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Highlights Tour

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

Exhibition Tour
May 6 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Exhibition Tour

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

May
7
Mon
Landscape Photography
May 7 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Landscape Photography

This class will focus on light, compostition, and mechanical techniques to produce the ultimate landscape photograph. The session will culminate in an exhibition of student work at the DuPont Environmental Education Center. Weekend field trips will alternate with some classes. Instructor: Kathleen Buckalew. No class May 28. 

Registration coming soon!

May
10
Thu
Annual Members Meeting
May 10 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Annual Members Meeting

All Delaware Art Museum Members are invited to join Executive Director Sam Sweet and the Museum’s Board of Trustees for an informative presentation about the state of the Museum. Refreshments served following the meeting.

RSVP by contacting Heather Morrissey at 302.351.8526 or hmorrissey@delart.org by Thursday, May 3.

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

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

February 9  The Shape of My Heart by Mark Sperring
February 16  I Want My Hat Back by Jon Klassen
February 23  Dragon Dancing by Pierr Morgan

March 2  Black? White! Day? Night! by Laura Vaccaro Seeger
March 9  Little Owl’s Night by Divya Srinivasan
March 16  Du Iz Tak? by Carson Ellis
March 23  Shortcut by David MacAulay
March 30  Do Pirates Take Baths? by Kathy Tucker

April 6  The Day the Crayons Came Home by Drew Daywalt
April 13  Hugo & Miles in I’ve Painted Everything! by Scott Magoon
April 20  The Tree Lady by H. Josheph Harris
April 27  Worm Weather by Jean Taft

May 4  Round is a Tortilla by Roseanne Thong
May 11  Abuela by Arthur Dorros
May 18  Yesterday I had the Blues by Jeron Ashford Frame
May 25  The Night Gardener by Terry Fan

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

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

Nature Walk Series
May 11 @ 2:00 pm
Nature Walk Series

Observe nature through the lenses of art, horticulture, mindfulness, and the environment on an expert-led walking tour. Walks begin at a different site each week and last one hour unless otherwise noted.

Registration coming soon.

Sunday, March 18 | 6:30 p.m.
Sunset walk at DuPont Environmental Education Center on the Wilmington riverfront

Sunday, April 8 | 2:00 p.m.
Exhibition walk with Curator Margaretta Frederick at the Delaware Art Museum

Sunday, April 22 | 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Native plant walk at Mt. Cuba Center

Friday, May 11 | 2:00 p.m.
Mindfulness Walk with Hunter Clark-Fields at Valley Garden Park

Sunday, May 20 | 2:00 p.m.
Urban Horticulture Walk with Educator Mackenzie Knight-Fochs at the Delaware Center for Horticulture

May
12
Sat
Highlights Tour
May 12 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Highlights Tour

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

Mother’s Day Weekend Tea
May 12 @ 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Mother’s Day Weekend Tea

Spend a special afternoon at the Museum with family and a magical garden-themed tea! Taste tiny treats while creating blossoming works of art together. Sellout likely; register in advance.

Registration coming soon.

Exhibition Tour
May 12 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Exhibition Tour

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

May
13
Sun
Sunday Studio
May 13 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Sunday Studio

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

February 11  Prints and Patterns
March 11  A Colorful Palette
April 8  Nature Masks
May 13  The Great Outdoors

Highlights Tour
May 13 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Highlights Tour

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