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 performance, this series brings artists to Delaware who push creative boundaries and respond to present day events in innovative ways. Performances will take place on the Museum’s campus and out in the community. Click here to read the 2018 Performance Series press release.

Eighth Blackbird

Saturday, March 10
8:00 p.m.
Location: Delaware Art Museum

A remarkable band of American contemporary musicians, the sextet Eighth Blackbird are four-time Grammy winners.
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Step Afrika!

Thursday, April 12 | 10:30 a.m. School Show
Friday, April 13 | 10:30 a.m. School Show

Friday, April 13 | 8:00 p.m. Public Show

Location: The Grand Opera House

Step Afrika! is the world’s first professional company dedicated to stepping where dancers create extraordinary performances using their bodies as instruments.
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Concerts on Kentmere: Pyxis Piano Quartet

Thursday, April 19
7:30 p.m. Curator talk, Margaretta Frederick | 8:00 p.m. Pyxis Concert
Location: Delaware Art Museum

A Century of Artistry inspired by the works of John Ruskin and Andrew Wyeth — Pyxis Piano Quartet performs chamber concerts that include works from the sonata, duo, and trio repertoire as well as traditional and contemporary masterpieces for piano quartet.
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Norman David and the Eleventet

Thursday, May 17
8:00 p.m.
Location: Delaware Art Museum

Unique and high energy jazz ensemble led by musician and composer Norman David. 
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Marc Bamuthi Joseph

Saturday, June 23 and Sunday 24
Time: TBA
Location: TBA

Marc Bamuthi Joseph is acclaimed for his ground breaking productions that combine spoken word and contemporary movement in an experimental theatrical form based on hip-hop aesthetics.

Concerts on Kentmere: Pyxis Piano Quartet

Thursday, September, 27
Time: 7:30 pm
Location: Delaware Art Museum

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

Jonah Bokaer

Saturday, September 8
Time: 8:00 p.m.
Location: Delaware Art Museum Sculpture Garden

Jonah Bokaer aims to transform notions of how the public sees and understands dance through a new form of choreography with a structure that relies on visual art and design.

Okwui Okpokwasili

November date: TBA
Time: TBA
Location: TBA

Poor People’s TV Room explores the amnesia around the historical collective action of African women and builds a narrative around the impact of that erasure.