Adult Programs

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

First Fridays of the month

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

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

Dog Dogs Members Preview
Mar 6 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Members and their guests only

Celebrate the opening of Elliott Erwitt: Dog Dogs. Museum Members are invited to participate in a contest matching pets to their owners, and enjoy live music by Tony Mowen. Become “Best in Show” in our doggy photo booth and hoist a trophy, don the ribbon, and pose with our doggy props. 

Local animal awareness organizations will be on hand to provide adoption and welfare education. All guests will receive a “doggy bag” of goodies. A great time suitable for the entire family!*

Curator Heather Campbell Coyle will lead tours of the exhibition at 6:30 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.

RSVP by February 28 at 302.351.8506. or events@delart.org.

***Please note this is an indoor event. Furry friends will not be allowed in the Museum.***

Partner organizations:
Camp Bow Wow
Concord Pet Food & Supplies
Delaware Humane Association
Faithful Friends
Paws for People

Delaware Today is a media sponsor.

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Mar
13
Fri
Clay Date
Mar 13 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Clay Date

PLEASE NOTE: This session is FULL.

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.

Mar
19
Thu
Dr. Joan Navarre, Associate Professor, University of Wisconsin
Mar 19 @ 7:00 pm

Joan NavarreFrom the moment of its publication in 1894, the English illustrated edition of Salomé by Oscar Wilde and Aubrey Beardsley has been controversial, with Beardsley bearing the brunt of the blame. Erotic details—openly portrayed—appeared to have nothing to do with Wilde’s words. For more than 100 years, critics have debated whether the compositions really illustrate the text. This lecture explores the publishing history of the Wilde-Beardsley collaboration and sheds light on the responses (often resentful) of various readers, including the original publishers.

About Distinguished Lecturers Series
This series invites noted scholars to discuss the rich layers of history and ideas underlying the Museum’s collections.

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

Celebrate the first day of spring with an afternoon walk in the Delaware Art Museum Labyrinth in the Anthony N. Fusco Reservoir! There is no fee for this program, but donations are accepted to help maintain the Museum’s Labyrinth.

Mar
26
Thu
Passion and the Pre-Raphaelites: Rosanne Vita Nahass, piano
Mar 26 @ 7:30 pm

Roasanne Nahass - photo by Katya ChilingiriNoted for her fusing of music and the visual arts, pianist Rosanne Vita Nahass offers an impressive program that explores music created in the era of the Pre-Raphaelite artists and their pursuit of earthly passion and spirituality. The program includes two major works by Franz Liszt (the Funérailles, composed in the same year as the founding of the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood, 1849, and the 1853 Sonata in b minor) as well as works by Claude Debussy, Maurice Ravel, and Alexander Scriabin.

Learn more about Concerts on Kentmere.

Mar
27
Fri
Teacher Workshop: Mathematics and Art
Mar 27 @ 8:30 am – 2:30 pm
Teacher Workshop: Mathematics and Art

Rebecca Arkenberg, Educator, Metropolitan Museum of Art

How are shapes related to the geometry of composition in works of art from the Delaware Art Museum’s 20th- and 21st-century American collection? Find out and explore the magic of shapes with this hands-on workshop for math and art teachers. The workshop will include interdisciplinary strategies for viewing works of art and will address assessments aligned to the Common Core.

To participate, please register through the Delaware Teacher Center by calling 302.736.6723 or 800.282.8770.

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

First Fridays of the month

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

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

Apr
9
Thu
Barry Moser, Artist
Apr 9 @ 7:00 pm

Barry MoserOne of the greatest printmakers and illustrators of our age, Barry Moser will discuss the process of developing images to illustrate Oscar Wilde’s play, Salomé. Moser will be showing images of himself at work with his assistants and models, as well as recounting his in-depth research for the project. He will consider the issue of the typographic design of drama itself. Moser has also illustrated Moby Dick, Frankenstein, The Holy Bible: King James Version, and other major texts.

About Distinguished Lecturers Series
This series invites noted scholars to discuss the rich layers of history and ideas underlying the Museum’s collections.

Apr
10
Fri
Clay Date
Apr 10 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Clay Date

Sorry, this workshop is full.

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.

Apr
30
Thu
Pyxis Piano Quartet with Dan McDougall, double bass
Apr 30 @ 7:30 pm

Dan McDougallThe beloved Pyxis Piano Quartet returns for their final concert of the season, featuring two of the greatest works of classical chamber music: Beethoven’s Piano Quartet in e-flat major, Op.16 and Schubert’s Piano Quintet in a major, D.667, the famous “Trout” Quintet. Pyxis will be joined by guest artist Dan McDougall, a master of the double bass and a faculty member of the famed Curtis Institute of Music.

Learn more about Concerts on Kentmere.

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

First Fridays of the month

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

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

May
2
Sat
Cathedral Choir Concert
May 2 @ 12:00 pm – 1:15 pm
Cathedral Choir Concert

Museum Performance: Noon – 12:30 p.m.
Labyrinth Performance: 1:00 p.m. – 1:15 p.m.

The Delaware Art Museum welcomes the Cathedral Choir School of Delaware for a special performance. All ages. Free with Museum admission.

World Labyrinth Day
May 2 @ 1:00 pm
World Labyrinth Day

World Labyrinth Day is celebrated internationally on the first Saturday in May. It is a day designated to bring people from all over the planet together in celebration of the labyrinth as a symbol and tool for healing and peace. Join us as we “Walk as one at 1!”

May
13
Wed
Annual Members Meeting
May 13 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Annual Members Meeting

All Delaware Art Museum Members are invited to join the Museum’s Board of Trustees for an informative presentation about the state of the Museum. Following the meeting, please stay and celebrate the Museum’s 2014 accomplishments with refreshments and a cash bar.

RSVP by contacting Heather Morrissey at 302.351.8526 or hmorrissey@delart.org by Monday, May 4. A quorum of Membership must be present to elect new Trustees.

May
15
Fri
Art is Social: Dog Dogs
May 15 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Celebrate the last weeks of the exhibition Elliott Erwitt: Dog Dogs! This fun after-hours event will include music by local jazz band JD3, gallery games, and dog-themed activities and treats. Cash bar and café.

Sponsored by Buckley’s Tavern.
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Clay Date
May 15 @ 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.

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

First Fridays of the month

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

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

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

First Fridays of the month

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

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

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

First Fridays of the month

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

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

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

First Fridays of the month

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

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

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

First Fridays of the month

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

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

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

First Fridays of the month

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

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

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

First Fridays of the month

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

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