Adult Programs

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. 

Apr
29
Sun
Poetry Reading by Larry Kelts
Apr 29 @ 11:00 am

Larry Kelts, a retired scientist and 2017 Delaware Division of the Arts fellowship recipient, will discuss and read some of his ekphrastic poetry—poetry inspired by works of art.  Many of these poems will consider paintings in the Delaware Art Museum.  The majority of the presentation considers Dante Gabriel Rossetti’s paintings in the Pre-Raphaelite Gallery.  “Rossetti’s Muses” looks at Rossetti’s paintings as expressions of his inspiration and pursuit of art through painting and poetry.  Poems on “Summertime,” “Trout Fishing,” and “The Mermaid” as well as several on imaginary works of art will also be read and discussed.  Questions or comments will be welcome.

Right: Veronica Veronese, 1872. Dante Gabriel Rossetti (1828–1882). Oil on canvas, 43 × 35 inches. Delaware Art Museum, Samuel and Mary R. Bancroft Memorial, 1935.

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. 

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 – Cancelled

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.

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

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. 

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

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. 

Sponsors

Founded in 2013, Headlong’s Incubated Artist program was created to provide fiscal sponsorship, along with financial management, communications and fundraising advice, subsidized rehearsal space, planning and strategic thinking to dance and theater artists who are women, trans and/or artist persons of color.

Original support for this project was provided to Madhusmita Bora by The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage, Philadelphia.

     

May
4
Fri
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: Toilette of a Roman Lady, Simeon Solomon

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 2, July 7 , August 4: Family Yoga led by Petite Yogi
June 16, July 21, August 18: All-level class led by rotating instructors

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

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. 

Sponsors

Founded in 2013, Headlong’s Incubated Artist program was created to provide fiscal sponsorship, along with financial management, communications and fundraising advice, subsidized rehearsal space, planning and strategic thinking to dance and theater artists who are women, trans and/or artist persons of color.

Original support for this project was provided to Madhusmita Bora by The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage, Philadelphia.

    

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. 

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
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.

Native plant walk – Full

Sunday, April 22 | 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. 
Location: Mt. Cuba Center

Mindfulness Walk with Hunter Clark-Fields

Friday, May 11 | 2:00 p.m. 
Location: Valley Garden Park

REGISTER

Urban Horticulture Walk with Educator Mackenzie Knight-Fochs

Sunday, May 20 | 2:00 p.m. 
Location: Delaware Center for Horticulture

REGISTER

May
13
Sun
On Location Photography Workshops
May 13 @ 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 – Cancelled

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.

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

May
14
Mon
Landscape Photography
May 14 @ 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. 

May
17
Thu
Norman David and the Eleventet
May 17 @ 8:00 pm
Norman David and the Eleventet @ Delaware Art Museum

Unique and high energy jazz ensemble led by musician and composer Norman David

The Eleventet produces breathtaking ensemble-playing filled with monster solos. Norman David’s original compositions and arrangements propel the listener down unexpected paths and through surprising twists and turns. David directs, plays with and composes the music for his ensemble, The Eleventet.

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 purchases are final. No refunds or exchanges will be issued.

Learn more.

May
19
Sat
Yoga in the Garden
May 19 @ 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 2, July 7 , August 4: Family Yoga led by Petite Yogi
June 16, July 21, August 18: All-level class led by rotating instructors

Shelly Reuben Book Signing
May 19 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Shelly Reuben brings her fanciful new novel to the Delaware Art Museum

Edgar nominated mystery novelist Shelly Reuben returns to the museum that inspired so much of her work to talk about My Mostly Happy Life: Autobiography of a Climbing Tree. In the great tradition of 19th authors like Charles Dickens and Arthur Conan Doyle, Reuben’s novel was first serialized in newspapers; it is only now being released in book form. Also like her predecessors, her book is illustrated with artwork that captivates and delights.

Join Shelly as she talks about Samuel Swerling, a World War II veteran and inventor who created a private park filled with large, leafy trees grown in a way that make them easy to climb. People fall in love in the Samuel Swerling Park. Painters paint pictures; dogs chase balls; pretty girls bask in the sun; and children do what the park was designed for them to do. They climb trees. It is an idyllic place where time stands still.

The book’s narrator is one of Sam Swerling’s climbing trees. He thrives on human contact, and in his long and happy life, has had few disappointments. Now, however, his very existence is being threatened by Jarvis Larchmont, a politician thrown out of the park for bullying when he was a twelve-year old boy.

Time passes. Sam’s granddaughter is a park trustee. Esther is young, beautiful, and like Sam, an inventor. When a hurricane floods the area, she and her family provide shelter to neighbors seeking refuge. At the same time, Jarvis Larchmont is put in charge of the city’s recreational facilities. Still bitterly resentful at having been thrown out of Sam’s park as a child, he joins forces with eco-terrorists to destroy it.

Suddenly, on Jarvis’ orders, our narrator and his fellow climbing trees are separated from all that they know and love. Separated from people. Separated from children.

They cry…and they begin to die.
But the Swerling family organizes. And they fight back.

My Mostly Happy Life is so delightfully detailed as to setting, characters and plot; Reuben’s diction so simple, clear and poetic—I forgot that a tree was telling me the story. The illustrations by Ruth McGraw are many and lovely.  Robert Knightly – Author of Bodies in Winter and The Cold Room

Through the tree’s magical eyes and voice, we meet a panorama of very real people who find comfortable seating and deep solace in his welcoming branches…Brisk story-telling, adroit dialogue, and authentic emotion keep the escapades of the tree and his friends lively and light-hearted. Mary F. Holahan – Curator of Illustration, Delaware Art Museum

My Mostly Happy Life brings to mind the Norman Rockwell world of the legendary Saturday Evening Post. The story is told, believe it or not, by a placid tree in a small park envisioned by Sam Swerling…This garden, too, has its evil serpent who grows up to become a city councilman intent on doing away with Sam Swerling’s park. That conflict affects all who love the park, you the reader, of course, and the characters who hold you in their spell.  David Williams – author of the novel Second Sight

www.shellyreuben.com

Books and Illustration at the Turn of the Century in Britain and America
May 19 @ 1:30 pm – 3:45 pm
Books and Illustration at the Turn of the Century in Britain and America

A public lecture presented by The Fellowship of American Bibliophilic Societies

In conjunction with The Fellowship of American Bibliophilic Societies’ (FABS) Annual Tour & Symposium and member club, The Delaware Bibliophiles, this talk will focus on illustration and book design—a strength of the collections of the Delaware Art Museum and the University of Delaware Library. A tea reception will follow the lecture.

1:30 p.m. 

  • Symposium “Books and Illustration at the Turn of the Century in Britain and America”
  • “Ouida Illustrated: Commerce, Politics, and Representation in the Illustrated Editions of Ouida’s Works”, Jesse R. Erickson, Postdoctoral Researcher in Special Collections and Digital Humanities, University of Delaware
  • “Rediscovering an American Woman Illustrator, Alice Barber Stephens”, Martha H. Kennedy, Curator, Popular & Applied Graphic Art, Library of Congress
  • “Christina Rossetti’s Goblin Market: 150 Years of Art & Illustration”, Casey Smith, Visiting Professor of English, West Chester University

3:00 p.m.    

  • Tea Reception

This talk is sponsored by the Friends of the Helen Farr Sloan Library. 

May
20
Sun
Nature Sketching
May 20 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Nature Sketching

Discover inspiration in nature with this relaxing workshop. Observe and capture the beauty of the natural world in a journal using watercolor, pen, and ink. Instructor: Rosemary Connelly. 30-minute lunch break.

Nature Walk Series
May 20 @ 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.

Native plant walk – Full

Sunday, April 22 | 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. 
Location: Mt. Cuba Center

Mindfulness Walk with Hunter Clark-Fields

Friday, May 11 | 2:00 p.m. 
Location: Valley Garden Park

REGISTER

Urban Horticulture Walk with Educator Mackenzie Knight-Fochs

Sunday, May 20 | 2:00 p.m. 
Location: Delaware Center for Horticulture

REGISTER

May
21
Mon
Landscape Photography
May 21 @ 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. 

May
24
Thu
Summer Happy Hours
May 24 @ 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Summer Happy Hours

Relax and unwind after a long day with the Museum’s popular Happy Hour series. Mingle with friends and enjoy live music on the terrace or tour the galleries indoors. Special themed nights will be scheduled throughout the summer. Bar and light fare will be available from Toscana at the Thronson Café. Dogs on leashes are welcome outside on the Terrace and in the Copeland Sculpture Garden. Happy Hours will take place inside the Museum during inclement weather.

Museum galleries are open with free admission every Thursday from 4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

May 24, June 7, July 19, Aug 16, Sept 13: Destination Unknown
May 31, June 28, July 26, Aug 23, Sept 27: Ed Dwornik
June 14, July 5, Aug 2, Sept 6: Seth Tillman
June 21, Aug 9, Aug 30, Sept 20: Joseph Whitney Street Band
July 12: Edgewater Avenue

Please note: On Thursdays, September 6 – 27, happy hours will be 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

May
31
Thu
Summer Happy Hours
May 31 @ 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Summer Happy Hours

Relax and unwind after a long day with the Museum’s popular Happy Hour series. Mingle with friends and enjoy live music on the terrace or tour the galleries indoors. Special themed nights will be scheduled throughout the summer. Bar and light fare will be available from Toscana at the Thronson Café. Dogs on leashes are welcome outside on the Terrace and in the Copeland Sculpture Garden. Happy Hours will take place inside the Museum during inclement weather.

Museum galleries are open with free admission every Thursday from 4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

May 24, June 7, July 19, Aug 16, Sept 13: Destination Unknown
May 31, June 28, July 26, Aug 23, Sept 27: Ed Dwornik
June 14, July 5, Aug 2, Sept 6: Seth Tillman
June 21, Aug 9, Aug 30, Sept 20: Joseph Whitney Street Band
July 12: Edgewater Avenue

Please note: On Thursdays, September 6 – 27, happy hours will be 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Jun
1
Fri
Art is Tasty
Jun 1 @ 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: Toilette of a Roman Lady, Simeon Solomon

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

Backyard Bash
Jun 1 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

The Museum’s annual outdoor event returns with more sound, food, art, and fun! In partnership with People’s Festival organizers, this event features local musicians, food trucks from Rolling Revolution, family-friendly art activities, face painting, arts vendors and lawn games. Food and bar is also available from our own Toscana Café. Guests are welcome to set up their own chairs or blankets in the Copeland Sculpture Garden. Purchase tickets in advance to avoid entrance lines.

For more details and a lineup of participants, check back soon!

Partners

  

Sponsors

   

Jun
2
Sat
Yoga in the Garden
Jun 2 @ 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 2, July 7 , August 4: Family Yoga led by Petite Yogi
June 16, July 21, August 18: All-level class led by rotating instructors

Spotlight Tours
Jun 2 @ 2:00 pm
Spotlight Tours

Enjoy a tour of the Museum’s Collection through a new lens.

Saturdays, June 2, 9, 16, 23: Local Pride: Art and Artists From Greater Wilmington
Sundays, June 3, 10, 17, 24: African American Art and Subjects

Jun
3
Sun
Spotlight Tours
Jun 3 @ 2:00 pm
Spotlight Tours

Enjoy a tour of the Museum’s Collection through a new lens.

Saturdays, June 2, 9, 16, 23: Local Pride: Art and Artists From Greater Wilmington
Sundays, June 3, 10, 17, 24: African American Art and Subjects

Jun
4
Mon
Landscape Photography
Jun 4 @ 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. 

Jun
7
Thu
Summer Happy Hours
Jun 7 @ 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Summer Happy Hours

Relax and unwind after a long day with the Museum’s popular Happy Hour series. Mingle with friends and enjoy live music on the terrace or tour the galleries indoors. Special themed nights will be scheduled throughout the summer. Bar and light fare will be available from Toscana at the Thronson Café. Dogs on leashes are welcome outside on the Terrace and in the Copeland Sculpture Garden. Happy Hours will take place inside the Museum during inclement weather.

Museum galleries are open with free admission every Thursday from 4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

May 24, June 7, July 19, Aug 16, Sept 13: Destination Unknown
May 31, June 28, July 26, Aug 23, Sept 27: Ed Dwornik
June 14, July 5, Aug 2, Sept 6: Seth Tillman
June 21, Aug 9, Aug 30, Sept 20: Joseph Whitney Street Band
July 12: Edgewater Avenue

Please note: On Thursdays, September 6 – 27, happy hours will be 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

A Dream Deferred: Documentary Screening and Panel Discussion
Jun 7 @ 6:00 pm

Archival photo from the aftermath of the 1968 Wilmington riots and National Guard occupation following the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., 1968. Photograph by Frank Fahey. © The News Journal, USA Today Network.

Join the Delaware Historical Society, Delaware Humanities, and the Delaware Art Museum for a screening of the documentary A Dream Deferred: Remembering the 1968 Occupation of the National Guard in Wilmington. Following the documentary, a discussion will be held with a panel of individuals who experienced the demonstrations. Their conversation will bring the events of 1968 into the present as we discuss the current state of race relations in Wilmington and in the United States. The panel will be moderated by Simone Austin, the Delaware Art Museum’s 2017 Alfred Appel Jr. Curatorial Fellow and M.A. History Graduate Student at the University of Delaware. Free.

Pre-register at dehistory.org

Jun
9
Sat
Spotlight Tours
Jun 9 @ 2:00 pm
Spotlight Tours

Enjoy a tour of the Museum’s Collection through a new lens.

Saturdays, June 2, 9, 16, 23: Local Pride: Art and Artists From Greater Wilmington
Sundays, June 3, 10, 17, 24: African American Art and Subjects

Jun
10
Sun
Spotlight Tours
Jun 10 @ 2:00 pm
Spotlight Tours

Enjoy a tour of the Museum’s Collection through a new lens.

Saturdays, June 2, 9, 16, 23: Local Pride: Art and Artists From Greater Wilmington
Sundays, June 3, 10, 17, 24: African American Art and Subjects

Jun
14
Thu
Summer Happy Hours
Jun 14 @ 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Summer Happy Hours

Relax and unwind after a long day with the Museum’s popular Happy Hour series. Mingle with friends and enjoy live music on the terrace or tour the galleries indoors. Special themed nights will be scheduled throughout the summer. Bar and light fare will be available from Toscana at the Thronson Café. Dogs on leashes are welcome outside on the Terrace and in the Copeland Sculpture Garden. Happy Hours will take place inside the Museum during inclement weather.

Museum galleries are open with free admission every Thursday from 4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

May 24, June 7, July 19, Aug 16, Sept 13: Destination Unknown
May 31, June 28, July 26, Aug 23, Sept 27: Ed Dwornik
June 14, July 5, Aug 2, Sept 6: Seth Tillman
June 21, Aug 9, Aug 30, Sept 20: Joseph Whitney Street Band
July 12: Edgewater Avenue

Please note: On Thursdays, September 6 – 27, happy hours will be 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Meet the Artist with Marc Bamuthi Joseph
Jun 14 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Meet the Artist with Marc Bamuthi Joseph

Meet the artist and preview excerpts from the performance.

Marc Bamuthi Joseph’s new multimedia performance work/peh-LO-tah/ links art and sport to notions of camaraderie, pride, and tradition across cultures. Inspired by memories of playing soccer growing up, Joseph draws on his experiences as a child of Haitian immigrants, chronicles of his travels to World Cups in South Africa and Brazil, and his explosive hip-hop style.  The soccer technique-inspired choreography complements the musical narratives performed in English and Portuguese with the backdrop of South African drums, inspirational gospel, and the power of poetic verse.

Get your tickets today for the performance at the Grand Opera House on Friday, June 15 at 8:00 p.m.

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 purchases are final. No refunds or exchanges will be issued.

Learn more.

Jun
15
Fri
Marc Bamuthi Joseph
Jun 15 @ 8:00 pm
Marc Bamuthi Joseph @ The Grand Opera House

Marc Bamuthi Joseph’s new multimedia performance work/peh-LO-tah/ links art and sport to notions of camaraderie, pride, and tradition across cultures.  Inspired by memories of playing soccer growing up, Joseph draws on his experiences as a child of Haitian immigrants, chronicles of his travels to World Cups in South Africa and Brazil, and his explosive hip-hop style.  The soccer technique-inspired choreography complements the musical narratives performed in English and Portuguese with the backdrop of South African drums, inspirational gospel, and the power of poetic verse.

Meet the artist and preview excerpts from the performance at the Delaware Art Museum on June 14 from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

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 purchases are final. No refunds or exchanges will be issued.

Learn more.

Jun
16
Sat
Yoga in the Garden
Jun 16 @ 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 2, July 7 , August 4: Family Yoga led by Petite Yogi
June 16, July 21, August 18: All-level class led by rotating instructors

Spotlight Tours
Jun 16 @ 2:00 pm
Spotlight Tours

Enjoy a tour of the Museum’s Collection through a new lens.

Saturdays, June 2, 9, 16, 23: Local Pride: Art and Artists From Greater Wilmington
Sundays, June 3, 10, 17, 24: African American Art and Subjects

Jun
17
Sun
Spotlight Tours
Jun 17 @ 2:00 pm
Spotlight Tours

Enjoy a tour of the Museum’s Collection through a new lens.

Saturdays, June 2, 9, 16, 23: Local Pride: Art and Artists From Greater Wilmington
Sundays, June 3, 10, 17, 24: African American Art and Subjects

Jun
21
Thu
Summer Happy Hours
Jun 21 @ 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Summer Happy Hours

Relax and unwind after a long day with the Museum’s popular Happy Hour series. Mingle with friends and enjoy live music on the terrace or tour the galleries indoors. Special themed nights will be scheduled throughout the summer. Bar and light fare will be available from Toscana at the Thronson Café. Dogs on leashes are welcome outside on the Terrace and in the Copeland Sculpture Garden. Happy Hours will take place inside the Museum during inclement weather.

Museum galleries are open with free admission every Thursday from 4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

May 24, June 7, July 19, Aug 16, Sept 13: Destination Unknown
May 31, June 28, July 26, Aug 23, Sept 27: Ed Dwornik
June 14, July 5, Aug 2, Sept 6: Seth Tillman
June 21, Aug 9, Aug 30, Sept 20: Joseph Whitney Street Band
July 12: Edgewater Avenue

Please note: On Thursdays, September 6 – 27, happy hours will be 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Summer Solstice Labyrinth Walk
Jun 21 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Summer Solstice Labyrinth Walk

Slow down, settle your mind, and step into the tranquility of the Museum’s Labyrinth in the Anthony N. Fusco Reservoir. Visitors can enjoy a variety of seasonal walks throughout the year. Labyrinth programs are free, but donations are accepted to help maintain the Museum’s Labyrinth.

Jun
23
Sat
Reportage and Documentary Drawing (2-Day Workshop)
Jun 23 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
Reportage and Documentary Drawing (2-Day Workshop)

This workshop explores drawing on location, infusing the subject with both fact and feeling. Students will learn how to identify stories to document focusing on time, emotions and passion. As visual journalists, students will be sketching with a loose and bold style. (All levels) Travel between the Museum and sketching locations will be required. Instructor: Luis E. Aparicio.

Registration coming soon!

Spotlight Tours
Jun 23 @ 2:00 pm
Spotlight Tours

Enjoy a tour of the Museum’s Collection through a new lens.

Saturdays, June 2, 9, 16, 23: Local Pride: Art and Artists From Greater Wilmington
Sundays, June 3, 10, 17, 24: African American Art and Subjects

Wilmington Write-in
Jun 23 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Wilmington Write-in @ Select readings and pop-up appearances in Rodney Square

Much like sit-ins, where people band together to make the case for change, the Wilmington Write-in aims to spark conversation and community through public storytelling. Held at the Clifford Brown Jazz Festival, the Write-in will involve participants responding and reacting to the events of 1968 and their relevance today. Select readings and pop-up appearances. TBA.

Jun
24
Sun
Reportage and Documentary Drawing (2-Day Workshop)
Jun 24 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
Reportage and Documentary Drawing (2-Day Workshop)

This workshop explores drawing on location, infusing the subject with both fact and feeling. Students will learn how to identify stories to document focusing on time, emotions and passion. As visual journalists, students will be sketching with a loose and bold style. (All levels) Travel between the Museum and sketching locations will be required. Instructor: Luis E. Aparicio.

Registration coming soon!

Meet the Artists from Impermanence: Mystery, Transformation, Light
Jun 24 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Meet the Artists from Impermanence: Mystery, Transformation, Light

Join us for Meet the Artists events on Sunday June 24 from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. and Thursday July 19 from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. where exhibiting artists will be in the gallery and welcome discussion and questions about their work.

Impermanence: Mystery, Transformation, Light

May 19 – August 5, 2018

This exhibition centers on impermanence, an essential tenet of Buddhism. Using drawings as symbols or metaphors for transitory life experiences, the 11 artists tell stories about lost innocence, fading memory, mortality, and the drawing process itself. Barbara Warden is the guest curator. Learn more.

Mobile Documentary and Street Photography Workshop
Jun 24 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Mobile Documentary and Street Photography Workshop

 

Learn to harness the photographic capabilities of a mobile phone during this tutorial and photo walk. Students will stroll the Clifford Brown Jazz Festival taking pictures and learning on the go.

Instructor: David Norbut. 

Spotlight Tours
Jun 24 @ 2:00 pm
Spotlight Tours

Enjoy a tour of the Museum’s Collection through a new lens.

Saturdays, June 2, 9, 16, 23: Local Pride: Art and Artists From Greater Wilmington
Sundays, June 3, 10, 17, 24: African American Art and Subjects

Jun
28
Thu
Summer Happy Hours
Jun 28 @ 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Summer Happy Hours

Relax and unwind after a long day with the Museum’s popular Happy Hour series. Mingle with friends and enjoy live music on the terrace or tour the galleries indoors. Special themed nights will be scheduled throughout the summer. Bar and light fare will be available from Toscana at the Thronson Café. Dogs on leashes are welcome outside on the Terrace and in the Copeland Sculpture Garden. Happy Hours will take place inside the Museum during inclement weather.

Museum galleries are open with free admission every Thursday from 4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

May 24, June 7, July 19, Aug 16, Sept 13: Destination Unknown
May 31, June 28, July 26, Aug 23, Sept 27: Ed Dwornik
June 14, July 5, Aug 2, Sept 6: Seth Tillman
June 21, Aug 9, Aug 30, Sept 20: Joseph Whitney Street Band
July 12: Edgewater Avenue

Please note: On Thursdays, September 6 – 27, happy hours will be 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Jul
5
Thu
Summer Happy Hours
Jul 5 @ 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Summer Happy Hours

Relax and unwind after a long day with the Museum’s popular Happy Hour series. Mingle with friends and enjoy live music on the terrace or tour the galleries indoors. Special themed nights will be scheduled throughout the summer. Bar and light fare will be available from Toscana at the Thronson Café. Dogs on leashes are welcome outside on the Terrace and in the Copeland Sculpture Garden. Happy Hours will take place inside the Museum during inclement weather.

Museum galleries are open with free admission every Thursday from 4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

May 24, June 7, July 19, Aug 16, Sept 13: Destination Unknown
May 31, June 28, July 26, Aug 23, Sept 27: Ed Dwornik
June 14, July 5, Aug 2, Sept 6: Seth Tillman
June 21, Aug 9, Aug 30, Sept 20: Joseph Whitney Street Band
July 12: Edgewater Avenue

Please note: On Thursdays, September 6 – 27, happy hours will be 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Jul
6
Fri
Art is Tasty
Jul 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: Toilette of a Roman Lady, Simeon Solomon

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

Jul
7
Sat
Yoga in the Garden
Jul 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 2, July 7 , August 4: Family Yoga led by Petite Yogi
June 16, July 21, August 18: All-level class led by rotating instructors

Jul
12
Thu
Summer Happy Hours
Jul 12 @ 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Summer Happy Hours

Relax and unwind after a long day with the Museum’s popular Happy Hour series. Mingle with friends and enjoy live music on the terrace or tour the galleries indoors. Special themed nights will be scheduled throughout the summer. Bar and light fare will be available from Toscana at the Thronson Café. Dogs on leashes are welcome outside on the Terrace and in the Copeland Sculpture Garden. Happy Hours will take place inside the Museum during inclement weather.

Museum galleries are open with free admission every Thursday from 4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

May 24, June 7, July 19, Aug 16, Sept 13: Destination Unknown
May 31, June 28, July 26, Aug 23, Sept 27: Ed Dwornik
June 14, July 5, Aug 2, Sept 6: Seth Tillman
June 21, Aug 9, Aug 30, Sept 20: Joseph Whitney Street Band
July 12: Edgewater Avenue

Please note: On Thursdays, September 6 – 27, happy hours will be 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Jul
13
Fri
Wilmington 1968 Exhibitions Preview
Jul 13 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Members and their guests

Join Members and their guests for the Preview event for the trio of exhibitions focusing on the civil rights movement and marking the 50th anniversary of the public response that followed the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Live music will be provided.

RSVP by July 6 at events@delart.org or 302.351.8506.

Sponsored by

Jul
19
Thu
Meet the Artists from Impermanence: Mystery, Transformation, Light
Jul 19 @ 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Meet the Artists from Impermanence: Mystery, Transformation, Light

Join us for Meet the Artists events on Sunday June 24 from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. and Thursday July 19 from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. where exhibiting artists will be in the gallery and welcome discussion and questions about their work.

Impermanence: Mystery, Transformation, Light

May 19 – August 5, 2018

This exhibition centers on impermanence, an essential tenet of Buddhism. Using drawings as symbols or metaphors for transitory life experiences, the 11 artists tell stories about lost innocence, fading memory, mortality, and the drawing process itself. Barbara Warden is the guest curator. Learn more.

Share your story!
Jul 19 @ 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Share your story!

Your story matters. Your personal experiences add to our collective understanding of Wilmington’s history. Were you living, working, or attending school in the city during the occupation? Are you learning about these events for the first time? In partnership with University of Delaware’s Creative Writing Students, we invite you to share your response to the Wilmington occupation of 1968 on select Thursdays this summer.

Summer Happy Hours
Jul 19 @ 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Summer Happy Hours

Relax and unwind after a long day with the Museum’s popular Happy Hour series. Mingle with friends and enjoy live music on the terrace or tour the galleries indoors. Special themed nights will be scheduled throughout the summer. Bar and light fare will be available from Toscana at the Thronson Café. Dogs on leashes are welcome outside on the Terrace and in the Copeland Sculpture Garden. Happy Hours will take place inside the Museum during inclement weather.

Museum galleries are open with free admission every Thursday from 4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

May 24, June 7, July 19, Aug 16, Sept 13: Destination Unknown
May 31, June 28, July 26, Aug 23, Sept 27: Ed Dwornik
June 14, July 5, Aug 2, Sept 6: Seth Tillman
June 21, Aug 9, Aug 30, Sept 20: Joseph Whitney Street Band
July 12: Edgewater Avenue

Please note: On Thursdays, September 6 – 27, happy hours will be 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Members Appreciation Weekend: Members Picnic
Jul 19 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Members Appreciation Weekend: Members Picnic

Mark your calendars for the 2018 Museum Member Appreciation Days! Events include the always popular Ice Cream Social and the 3rd Annual Members Picnic in the Sculpture Garden, a favorite evening for Members of all ages. Event invitations will arrive in your mail this spring.

Jul
20
Fri
Wilmington Writers Conference: Reflection and Voice
Jul 20 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Wilmington Writers Conference: Reflection and Voice

Join us for the second annual Wilmington Writers Conference as we investigate how communities can be strengthened through activism in the arts. On Friday night, the Museum welcomes the general public for a gathering showcasing local writers, youth, and performance poetry. Saturday, registered conference attendees will choose from exciting genre-specific workshops on craft and publishing in addition to workshops exploring the politics of race, gender, and class. The conference keynote speaker is Yolanda Wisher, Poet, Educator, and Third Poet Laureate of Philadelphia (2016–2017).

Registration opens May 15.

Jul
21
Sat
Wilmington Writers Conference: Reflection and Voice
Jul 21 @ 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
Wilmington Writers Conference: Reflection and Voice

Join us for the second annual Wilmington Writers Conference as we investigate how communities can be strengthened through activism in the arts. On Friday night, the Museum welcomes the general public for a gathering showcasing local writers, youth, and performance poetry. Saturday, registered conference attendees will choose from exciting genre-specific workshops on craft and publishing in addition to workshops exploring the politics of race, gender, and class. The conference keynote speaker is Yolanda Wisher, Poet, Educator, and Third Poet Laureate of Philadelphia (2016–2017).

Registration opens May 15.

Yoga in the Garden
Jul 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 2, July 7 , August 4: Family Yoga led by Petite Yogi
June 16, July 21, August 18: All-level class led by rotating instructors

Members Appreciation Weekend: Ice Cream Social
Jul 21 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Members Appreciation Weekend: Ice Cream Social

Mark your calendars for the 2018 Museum Member Appreciation Days! Events include the always popular Ice Cream Social and the 3rd Annual Members Picnic in the Sculpture Garden, a favorite evening for Members of all ages. Event invitations will arrive in your mail this spring.

Jul
26
Thu
Share your story!
Jul 26 @ 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Share your story!

Your story matters. Your personal experiences add to our collective understanding of Wilmington’s history. Were you living, working, or attending school in the city during the occupation? Are you learning about these events for the first time? In partnership with University of Delaware’s Creative Writing Students, we invite you to share your response to the Wilmington occupation of 1968 on select Thursdays this summer.

Summer Happy Hours
Jul 26 @ 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Summer Happy Hours

Relax and unwind after a long day with the Museum’s popular Happy Hour series. Mingle with friends and enjoy live music on the terrace or tour the galleries indoors. Special themed nights will be scheduled throughout the summer. Bar and light fare will be available from Toscana at the Thronson Café. Dogs on leashes are welcome outside on the Terrace and in the Copeland Sculpture Garden. Happy Hours will take place inside the Museum during inclement weather.

Museum galleries are open with free admission every Thursday from 4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

May 24, June 7, July 19, Aug 16, Sept 13: Destination Unknown
May 31, June 28, July 26, Aug 23, Sept 27: Ed Dwornik
June 14, July 5, Aug 2, Sept 6: Seth Tillman
June 21, Aug 9, Aug 30, Sept 20: Joseph Whitney Street Band
July 12: Edgewater Avenue

Please note: On Thursdays, September 6 – 27, happy hours will be 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Community Forums
Jul 26 @ 6:00 pm
Community Forums

This summer, community organizations will activate the galleries and visitors with a series of public forums focused on racial and social justice, civil rights, and education. Free.

Aug
2
Thu
Share your story!
Aug 2 @ 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Share your story!

Your story matters. Your personal experiences add to our collective understanding of Wilmington’s history. Were you living, working, or attending school in the city during the occupation? Are you learning about these events for the first time? In partnership with University of Delaware’s Creative Writing Students, we invite you to share your response to the Wilmington occupation of 1968 on select Thursdays this summer.

Summer Happy Hours
Aug 2 @ 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Summer Happy Hours

Relax and unwind after a long day with the Museum’s popular Happy Hour series. Mingle with friends and enjoy live music on the terrace or tour the galleries indoors. Special themed nights will be scheduled throughout the summer. Bar and light fare will be available from Toscana at the Thronson Café. Dogs on leashes are welcome outside on the Terrace and in the Copeland Sculpture Garden. Happy Hours will take place inside the Museum during inclement weather.

Museum galleries are open with free admission every Thursday from 4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

May 24, June 7, July 19, Aug 16, Sept 13: Destination Unknown
May 31, June 28, July 26, Aug 23, Sept 27: Ed Dwornik
June 14, July 5, Aug 2, Sept 6: Seth Tillman
June 21, Aug 9, Aug 30, Sept 20: Joseph Whitney Street Band
July 12: Edgewater Avenue

Please note: On Thursdays, September 6 – 27, happy hours will be 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Community Forums
Aug 2 @ 6:00 pm
Community Forums

This summer, community organizations will activate the galleries and visitors with a series of public forums focused on racial and social justice, civil rights, and education. Free.

Aug
3
Fri
Art is Tasty
Aug 3 @ 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: Toilette of a Roman Lady, Simeon Solomon

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

Aug
4
Sat
Yoga in the Garden
Aug 4 @ 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 2, July 7 , August 4: Family Yoga led by Petite Yogi
June 16, July 21, August 18: All-level class led by rotating instructors

Aug
9
Thu
Summer Happy Hours
Aug 9 @ 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Summer Happy Hours

Relax and unwind after a long day with the Museum’s popular Happy Hour series. Mingle with friends and enjoy live music on the terrace or tour the galleries indoors. Special themed nights will be scheduled throughout the summer. Bar and light fare will be available from Toscana at the Thronson Café. Dogs on leashes are welcome outside on the Terrace and in the Copeland Sculpture Garden. Happy Hours will take place inside the Museum during inclement weather.

Museum galleries are open with free admission every Thursday from 4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

May 24, June 7, July 19, Aug 16, Sept 13: Destination Unknown
May 31, June 28, July 26, Aug 23, Sept 27: Ed Dwornik
June 14, July 5, Aug 2, Sept 6: Seth Tillman
June 21, Aug 9, Aug 30, Sept 20: Joseph Whitney Street Band
July 12: Edgewater Avenue

Please note: On Thursdays, September 6 – 27, happy hours will be 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Wilmington 1968: Commissioned Performances
Aug 9 @ 6:00 pm
Wilmington 1968: Commissioned Performances

Throughout the series of summer exhibition focused on the Civil Rights Movement, three original performances by local and regional performing artists will respond to the disturbances and subsequent occupation in Wilmington. These interdisciplinary performances and unique collaborations will combine music, visual arts, dance, and storytelling to interpret, give context, and call us to action around the events that shaped our nation and city.

Two performances pair artists working in different disciplines. Collaborations include musician Jea Street with storyteller TAHIRA, and dancer Ashley Davis with visual artist Terrance Vann. A third performance will include a two-week residency with performing artist Jaamil Kosoko.

Jaamil Kosoko: August 9 | 6:00 p.m.
TAHIRA and Jea Street: August 19 | 1:00 p.m.
Ashley Davis and Terrance Vann: September 16 | 1:00 p.m.

Aug
16
Thu
Share your story!
Aug 16 @ 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Share your story!

Your story matters. Your personal experiences add to our collective understanding of Wilmington’s history. Were you living, working, or attending school in the city during the occupation? Are you learning about these events for the first time? In partnership with University of Delaware’s Creative Writing Students, we invite you to share your response to the Wilmington occupation of 1968 on select Thursdays this summer.

Evening for Educators
Aug 16 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Evening for Educators

Enjoy light appetizers and drinks as you browse the galleries and learn about upcoming events and exhibits that can enhance your classroom. For an eye-opening look at the real Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., stay for the YWCA’s Beyond I Have a Dream gallery presentation at 6:00 p.m. Free for educators and administrators.

*One free drink per educator.

Summer Happy Hours
Aug 16 @ 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Summer Happy Hours

Relax and unwind after a long day with the Museum’s popular Happy Hour series. Mingle with friends and enjoy live music on the terrace or tour the galleries indoors. Special themed nights will be scheduled throughout the summer. Bar and light fare will be available from Toscana at the Thronson Café. Dogs on leashes are welcome outside on the Terrace and in the Copeland Sculpture Garden. Happy Hours will take place inside the Museum during inclement weather.

Museum galleries are open with free admission every Thursday from 4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

May 24, June 7, July 19, Aug 16, Sept 13: Destination Unknown
May 31, June 28, July 26, Aug 23, Sept 27: Ed Dwornik
June 14, July 5, Aug 2, Sept 6: Seth Tillman
June 21, Aug 9, Aug 30, Sept 20: Joseph Whitney Street Band
July 12: Edgewater Avenue

Please note: On Thursdays, September 6 – 27, happy hours will be 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Beyond Beyond I Have a Dream
Aug 16 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Beyond Beyond I Have a Dream

Presented by YWCA Delaware

We know “I have a dream,” but how well do we really know Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s story? As we mark the 50th anniversary of his assassination, learn more about his political views, organizing, and collaboration with other activists in this public program.

Aug
18
Sat
Yoga in the Garden
Aug 18 @ 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 2, July 7 , August 4: Family Yoga led by Petite Yogi
June 16, July 21, August 18: All-level class led by rotating instructors

Aug
19
Sun
Wilmington 1968: Commissioned Performances
Aug 19 @ 1:00 pm
Wilmington 1968: Commissioned Performances

Throughout the series of summer exhibition focused on the Civil Rights Movement, three original performances by local and regional performing artists will respond to the disturbances and subsequent occupation in Wilmington. These interdisciplinary performances and unique collaborations will combine music, visual arts, dance, and storytelling to interpret, give context, and call us to action around the events that shaped our nation and city.

Two performances pair artists working in different disciplines. Collaborations include musician Jea Street with storyteller TAHIRA, and dancer Ashley Davis with visual artist Terrance Vann. A third performance will include a two-week residency with performing artist Jaamil Kosoko.

Jaamil Kosoko: August 9 | 6:00 p.m.
TAHIRA and Jea Street: August 19 | 1:00 p.m.
Ashley Davis and Terrance Vann: September 16 | 1:00 p.m.

Aug
23
Thu
Summer Happy Hours
Aug 23 @ 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Summer Happy Hours

Relax and unwind after a long day with the Museum’s popular Happy Hour series. Mingle with friends and enjoy live music on the terrace or tour the galleries indoors. Special themed nights will be scheduled throughout the summer. Bar and light fare will be available from Toscana at the Thronson Café. Dogs on leashes are welcome outside on the Terrace and in the Copeland Sculpture Garden. Happy Hours will take place inside the Museum during inclement weather.

Museum galleries are open with free admission every Thursday from 4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

May 24, June 7, July 19, Aug 16, Sept 13: Destination Unknown
May 31, June 28, July 26, Aug 23, Sept 27: Ed Dwornik
June 14, July 5, Aug 2, Sept 6: Seth Tillman
June 21, Aug 9, Aug 30, Sept 20: Joseph Whitney Street Band
July 12: Edgewater Avenue

Please note: On Thursdays, September 6 – 27, happy hours will be 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Community Forums
Aug 23 @ 6:00 pm
Community Forums

This summer, community organizations will activate the galleries and visitors with a series of public forums focused on racial and social justice, civil rights, and education. Free.

Healing Through the Arts / Curando Través del Arte
Aug 23 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Healing Through the Arts / Curando Través del Arte

Presented by Christiana Care’s Helen F. Graham Cancer Center & Research Institute, Cancer Support Community Delaware, and Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition

View art created by breast cancer patients and survivors through in a series of healing arts workshops. This evening will be devoted to learning techniques for restorative and therapeutic artistic processes, including drawing and drumming.

 

 

Aug
30
Thu
Summer Happy Hours
Aug 30 @ 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Summer Happy Hours

Relax and unwind after a long day with the Museum’s popular Happy Hour series. Mingle with friends and enjoy live music on the terrace or tour the galleries indoors. Special themed nights will be scheduled throughout the summer. Bar and light fare will be available from Toscana at the Thronson Café. Dogs on leashes are welcome outside on the Terrace and in the Copeland Sculpture Garden. Happy Hours will take place inside the Museum during inclement weather.

Museum galleries are open with free admission every Thursday from 4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

May 24, June 7, July 19, Aug 16, Sept 13: Destination Unknown
May 31, June 28, July 26, Aug 23, Sept 27: Ed Dwornik
June 14, July 5, Aug 2, Sept 6: Seth Tillman
June 21, Aug 9, Aug 30, Sept 20: Joseph Whitney Street Band
July 12: Edgewater Avenue

Please note: On Thursdays, September 6 – 27, happy hours will be 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Sep
6
Thu
Summer Happy Hours
Sep 6 @ 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Summer Happy Hours

Relax and unwind after a long day with the Museum’s popular Happy Hour series. Mingle with friends and enjoy live music on the terrace or tour the galleries indoors. Special themed nights will be scheduled throughout the summer. Bar and light fare will be available from Toscana at the Thronson Café. Dogs on leashes are welcome outside on the Terrace and in the Copeland Sculpture Garden. Happy Hours will take place inside the Museum during inclement weather.

Museum galleries are open with free admission every Thursday from 4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

May 24, June 7, July 19, Aug 16, Sept 13: Destination Unknown
May 31, June 28, July 26, Aug 23, Sept 27: Ed Dwornik
June 14, July 5, Aug 2, Sept 6: Seth Tillman
June 21, Aug 9, Aug 30, Sept 20: Joseph Whitney Street Band
July 12: Edgewater Avenue

Please note: On Thursdays, September 6 – 27, happy hours will be 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Sep
7
Fri
Dinner in the Sculpture Garden featuring Chef Dan Butler
Sep 7 all-day

Dan Butler

Time TBD

Experience a locally sourced farm-to-table dinner in the Museum’s Sculpture Garden designed by Chef Dan Butler of Toscana! Savor each course inspired by works of art from the Museum’s permanent collections and enjoy a curator-led tour of the featured works. In the event of inclement weather, the dinner will be held indoors.

Space is limited and registration required.

Art is Tasty
Sep 7 @ 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: Toilette of a Roman Lady, Simeon Solomon

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

Sep
8
Sat
Jonah Bokaer
Sep 8 @ 8:00 pm
Jonah Bokaer @ Delaware Art Museum Copeland Sculpture Garden

Jonah Bokaer’s engaging performance, REPLICA, will be held in the Museum’s Copeland Sculpture Garden. Through the use of videos and still images, REPLICA creates situations that could not exist in physical space. Bokaer has cultivated a new form of choreography with a structure that relies on visual art and design, and his aim is to transform notions of how the public sees and understands dance. He completed a dual degree in visual and media arts at the New School in New York City while dancing with the Merce Cunningham Dance Company.  His work has been presented at MASS MoCA, MoMA PS1, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, Institut Valenciá d’Art Modern in Spain, among many others nationally and abroad.

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 purchases are final. No refunds or exchanges will be issued.

Learn more.

Sep
13
Thu
Summer Happy Hours
Sep 13 @ 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Summer Happy Hours

Relax and unwind after a long day with the Museum’s popular Happy Hour series. Mingle with friends and enjoy live music on the terrace or tour the galleries indoors. Special themed nights will be scheduled throughout the summer. Bar and light fare will be available from Toscana at the Thronson Café. Dogs on leashes are welcome outside on the Terrace and in the Copeland Sculpture Garden. Happy Hours will take place inside the Museum during inclement weather.

Museum galleries are open with free admission every Thursday from 4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

May 24, June 7, July 19, Aug 16, Sept 13: Destination Unknown
May 31, June 28, July 26, Aug 23, Sept 27: Ed Dwornik
June 14, July 5, Aug 2, Sept 6: Seth Tillman
June 21, Aug 9, Aug 30, Sept 20: Joseph Whitney Street Band
July 12: Edgewater Avenue

Please note: On Thursdays, September 6 – 27, happy hours will be 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Sep
16
Sun
Wilmington 1968: Commissioned Performances
Sep 16 @ 1:00 pm
Wilmington 1968: Commissioned Performances

Throughout the series of summer exhibition focused on the Civil Rights Movement, three original performances by local and regional performing artists will respond to the disturbances and subsequent occupation in Wilmington. These interdisciplinary performances and unique collaborations will combine music, visual arts, dance, and storytelling to interpret, give context, and call us to action around the events that shaped our nation and city.

Two performances pair artists working in different disciplines. Collaborations include musician Jea Street with storyteller TAHIRA, and dancer Ashley Davis with visual artist Terrance Vann. A third performance will include a two-week residency with performing artist Jaamil Kosoko.

Jaamil Kosoko: August 9 | 6:00 p.m.
TAHIRA and Jea Street: August 19 | 1:00 p.m.
Ashley Davis and Terrance Vann: September 16 | 1:00 p.m.

Sep
20
Thu
For Freedoms Town Hall: Restorative Schools Issue Campaign
Sep 20 all-day
For Freedoms Town Hall: Restorative Schools Issue Campaign @ Kingswood Community Center

In partnership with Network Delaware, the Museum will present a Town Hall discussion on the Restorative Schools Issue Campaign moderated by exhibiting artist and For Freedoms co-founder, Hank Willis Thomas. A panel of community residents, organizers, practitioners, and scholars focused on civil rights, racial and social justice, law, and youth advocacy will engender a rich dialogue with community members.

Summer Happy Hours
Sep 20 @ 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Summer Happy Hours

Relax and unwind after a long day with the Museum’s popular Happy Hour series. Mingle with friends and enjoy live music on the terrace or tour the galleries indoors. Special themed nights will be scheduled throughout the summer. Bar and light fare will be available from Toscana at the Thronson Café. Dogs on leashes are welcome outside on the Terrace and in the Copeland Sculpture Garden. Happy Hours will take place inside the Museum during inclement weather.

Museum galleries are open with free admission every Thursday from 4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

May 24, June 7, July 19, Aug 16, Sept 13: Destination Unknown
May 31, June 28, July 26, Aug 23, Sept 27: Ed Dwornik
June 14, July 5, Aug 2, Sept 6: Seth Tillman
June 21, Aug 9, Aug 30, Sept 20: Joseph Whitney Street Band
July 12: Edgewater Avenue

Please note: On Thursdays, September 6 – 27, happy hours will be 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Sep
27
Thu
Summer Happy Hours
Sep 27 @ 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Summer Happy Hours

Relax and unwind after a long day with the Museum’s popular Happy Hour series. Mingle with friends and enjoy live music on the terrace or tour the galleries indoors. Special themed nights will be scheduled throughout the summer. Bar and light fare will be available from Toscana at the Thronson Café. Dogs on leashes are welcome outside on the Terrace and in the Copeland Sculpture Garden. Happy Hours will take place inside the Museum during inclement weather.

Museum galleries are open with free admission every Thursday from 4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

May 24, June 7, July 19, Aug 16, Sept 13: Destination Unknown
May 31, June 28, July 26, Aug 23, Sept 27: Ed Dwornik
June 14, July 5, Aug 2, Sept 6: Seth Tillman
June 21, Aug 9, Aug 30, Sept 20: Joseph Whitney Street Band
July 12: Edgewater Avenue

Please note: On Thursdays, September 6 – 27, happy hours will be 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Concerts on Kentmere: Pyxis Piano Quartet
Sep 27 @ 7:30 pm
Concerts on Kentmere: Pyxis Piano Quartet @ 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.

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.”

Each concert begins with a short curator talk exploring connections with the collection.  The Thronson Café serves drinks and light fare before each concert; coffee and desserts are served at intermission.

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 purchases are final. No refunds or exchanges will be issued.

Learn more.

Oct
5
Fri
Art is Tasty
Oct 5 @ 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: Toilette of a Roman Lady, Simeon Solomon

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

Nov
2
Fri
Art is Tasty
Nov 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: Toilette of a Roman Lady, Simeon Solomon

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

Dec
7
Fri
Art is Tasty
Dec 7 @ 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: Toilette of a Roman Lady, Simeon Solomon

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