Adult Programs

September – December 2014

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

First Fridays of the month

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

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

*New date scheduled in observation of the holiday.

Art is After Dark: Artful Yoga
Sep 5 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Art is After Dark: Artful Yoga

Bring your mat and practice yoga among art at the Museum! Join instructor Hunter Clarke-Fields for a relaxing session of yoga and learn more about zen works in the contemporary collection on a docent-led tour.

Session 1 (6:30 p.m. – in the Sculpture Garden )*:
Flow from the Inside Out:
Experience Core-strength vinyasa, the most organic form of flowing yoga. In this all-levels class, Hunter will teach you how to move “from the inside-out,” for greater stability and ease in your yoga. This class is for those who want to move.

Session 2 (8:00 p.m. – indoors)*:
Yoga with the Heart of Loving-Kindness:
Relax, revive, and become attuned to your most peaceful self with this gentle yoga practice. Hunter will incorporate loving-kindness practice into this stress-relieving yoga session. Let go of the tensions of the week and find your bliss.

Tours:
7:30 p.m.

About Hunter Clarke-Fields:
Hunter Clarke-Fields, MSAE, RYT, has over 18 years of experience in yoga practice and over 8 years experience teaching yoga. She has been a meditator and mindfulness practitioner for over a decade, and has the dharma name, “Calm breath of the heart.” She thrives on serving others through yoga, practicing her creative expression as an artist, and nurturing a mindful and joyful life with her family. Hunter blogs at HunterYoga.com and you can listen to her podcast, Yoga Stories Project.

*Times are subject to change. Please check this page for updated information the day of the event.

About Art Is After Dark

The Museum comes alive on select Friday nights! Each night is unique with live music, special performances, Studio activities, films, gallery games, tours, and more! Plus, stroll the galleries and enjoy a cash bar with snacks in the Thronson Café. Free for Members, $8 in advance or $10 at the door for Non-Members.

There’s more!

You can also sign up for the popular Friday Evening Adult Workshops from 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. in the Museum’s Studio. Supplies, beer, wine, and light snacks provided. Pre-registration is required. Must be 21 participate. $30 Members, $35 Non-Members. Click here for more information.

Sep
12
Fri
Reading between the Lines of Time and Space: Remediation and the Illustrated Periodical
Sep 12 @ 5:45 pm – 7:45 pm
Reading between the Lines of Time and Space: Remediation and the Illustrated Periodical

Lecture: 5:45 p.m. – 6:45 p.m.
Reception: 7:00 p.m. – 7:45 p.m.

Professor Lorraine Janzen Kooistra of Ryerson University and Co-Director for the Centre for Digital Humanities at Ryerson will explore the combination of images and text at the margins of periodical pages, intersections of representation, and Victorian-illustrated periodicals. Kooistra’s talk will discuss how the 19th-century press relates to today’s technology and culture. Following the lecture, guests are invited to attend a cocktail reception with remarks by Delaware Art Museum Chief Curator Margaretta Frederick. This lecture is provided by the Research Society for Victorian Periodicals’ annual conference.

Cash bar. Registration is required.

Sep
14
Sun
Gallery Chat
Sep 14 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Gallery Chat

Join guest curators Neil Shapiro and George Sparacio for a gallery chat about the exhibition Portable Fire: A History of Match Safes.

 

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

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

Clay Date
Sep 19 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Clay Date

Clay Date is back by popular demand! Led by Museum Studio Instructor. Clay Date is a different kind of evening activity for friends and dates to mix, mingle, and get a little messy in the Museum’s ceramics studio. Participants will experiment with clay and complete a functional piece of pottery in a relaxed and social atmosphere. Space is limited, so sign up early! No experience necessary. Supplies, beer, wine, and light snacks provided. Must be 21 and over to participate.

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

First Fridays of the month

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

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

*New date scheduled in observation of the holiday.

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

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

About Art Is After Dark

The Museum comes alive on select Friday nights! Each night is unique with live music, special performances, Studio activities, films, gallery games, tours, and more! Plus, stroll the galleries and enjoy a cash bar with snacks in the Thronson Café. Free for Members, $8 in advance or $10 at the door for Non-Members.

There’s more!

You can also sign up for the popular Friday Evening Adult Workshops from 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. in the Museum’s Studio. Supplies, beer, wine, and light snacks provided. Pre-registration is required. Must be 21 participate. $30 Members, $35 Non-Members. Click here for more information.

Clay Date
Oct 10 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Clay Date

Clay Date is back by popular demand! Led by Museum Studio Instructor. Clay Date is a different kind of evening activity for friends and dates to mix, mingle, and get a little messy in the Museum’s ceramics studio. Participants will experiment with clay and complete a functional piece of pottery in a relaxed and social atmosphere. Space is limited, so sign up early! No experience necessary. Supplies, beer, wine, and light snacks provided. Must be 21 and over to participate.

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

Members and guests only

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

RSVP at 302.351.8506 or events@delart.org.

Oct
23
Thu
New! Writers in Wilmington: Readings by Contemporary Authors
Oct 23 @ 7:30 pm
New! Writers in Wilmington: Readings by Contemporary Authors

This exciting new series brings notable writers to the Museum from Delaware and beyond for enthralling readings of poetry, fiction, and creative non-fiction.

Jeanne Murray Walker

Thursday, October 23 | 7:30 p.m.

Join poet, memoirist, and playwright Jeanne Murray Walker for an engaging reading of selected poems. Walker is the author of eight volumes of poetry, including Helping the Morning: New and Selected Poems and A Deed to the Light. Her memoir, The Geography of Memory: A Pilgrimage through Alzheimer’s, tells the hair-raising, often funny story of the decade she and her sister cared for their mother. Walker is Professor of English at The University of Delaware, where she heads the Creative Writing Concentration.

JoAnn Balingit and Teresa Burns Murphy

Thursday, November 13 | 7:30 p.m.

JoAnn Balingit is Delaware’s Poet Laureate, appointed in May 2008 by Governor Ruth Ann Minner. She teaches poetry in schools, libraries, and community centers across the state and advocates for poets-in-the-schools programming. She is the author of Words for House Story, a collection of poems, and Your Heart and How It Works. Balingit is winner of the 2010 Global Filipino Literary Award and the Whitebird Chapbook Prize.

Teresa Burns Murphy is the author of a novel, The Secret to Flying. Her short fiction and poetry have been published in several literary journals and anthologies, including The Tower Journal. She won the 1996 WORDS: The Arkansas Literary Society Award for Fiction. Murphy was also a finalist for the 2006 Kate Braverman Short Story Prize and the 2009 Janice Farrell Poetry Prize.

Oct
30
Thu
New! Concerts on Kentmere: Pyxis Piano Quartet
Oct 30 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
New! Concerts on Kentmere: Pyxis Piano Quartet

To celebrate the first concert of their new season, the musicians—Meredith Amado, violin; Amy Leonard, viola; Jie Jin, cello; and Hiroko Yamazaki, piano—have created an exciting program blending romantic, modern, contemporary, and popular sounds, including Stravinsky’s Suite Italienne, Schumann’s Fairy Tales, Josef Suk’s Piano Quartet, and two powerful evocations of Argentine Tango by Astor Piazzola.

Tickets can be purchased online by clicking the “Tickets” button at the top of this page or by calling Alfredo Franco at 302.351.8509.

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

First Fridays of the month

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

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

*New date scheduled in observation of the holiday.

Nov
13
Thu
The Helen Farr Sloan Legacy Society presents USA vs. Art Thieves: True Tales from the FBI’s Real Indiana Jones
Nov 13 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
The Helen Farr Sloan Legacy Society presents USA vs. Art Thieves: True Tales from the FBI’s Real Indiana Jones

After a sold-out lecture in 2012, Robert Wittman, the FBI’s National Art Crime Team founder and author of a New York Times bestseller, returns with tales of his 20-year career recovering more than $300 million in stolen art. Join Wittman for this fun and informative presentation on notorious art heists and daring undercover recoveries. Space is limited.

Please RSVP at 302.351.8506 or events@delart.org.

New! Writers in Wilmington: Readings by Contemporary Authors
Nov 13 @ 7:30 pm
New! Writers in Wilmington: Readings by Contemporary Authors

This exciting new series brings notable writers to the Museum from Delaware and beyond for enthralling readings of poetry, fiction, and creative non-fiction.

Jeanne Murray Walker

Thursday, October 23 | 7:30 p.m.

Join poet, memoirist, and playwright Jeanne Murray Walker for an engaging reading of selected poems. Walker is the author of eight volumes of poetry, including Helping the Morning: New and Selected Poems and A Deed to the Light. Her memoir, The Geography of Memory: A Pilgrimage through Alzheimer’s, tells the hair-raising, often funny story of the decade she and her sister cared for their mother. Walker is Professor of English at The University of Delaware, where she heads the Creative Writing Concentration.

JoAnn Balingit and Teresa Burns Murphy

Thursday, November 13 | 7:30 p.m.

JoAnn Balingit is Delaware’s Poet Laureate, appointed in May 2008 by Governor Ruth Ann Minner. She teaches poetry in schools, libraries, and community centers across the state and advocates for poets-in-the-schools programming. She is the author of Words for House Story, a collection of poems, and Your Heart and How It Works. Balingit is winner of the 2010 Global Filipino Literary Award and the Whitebird Chapbook Prize.

Teresa Burns Murphy is the author of a novel, The Secret to Flying. Her short fiction and poetry have been published in several literary journals and anthologies, including The Tower Journal. She won the 1996 WORDS: The Arkansas Literary Society Award for Fiction. Murphy was also a finalist for the 2006 Kate Braverman Short Story Prize and the 2009 Janice Farrell Poetry Prize.

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

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

About Art Is After Dark

The Museum comes alive on select Friday nights! Each night is unique with live music, special performances, Studio activities, films, gallery games, tours, and more! Plus, stroll the galleries and enjoy a cash bar with snacks in the Thronson Café. Free for Members, $8 in advance or $10 at the door for Non-Members.

There’s more!

You can also sign up for the popular Friday Evening Adult Workshops from 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. in the Museum’s Studio. Supplies, beer, wine, and light snacks provided. Pre-registration is required. Must be 21 participate. $30 Members, $35 Non-Members. Click here for more information.

Clay Date
Nov 14 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Clay Date

Clay Date is back by popular demand! Led by Museum Studio Instructor. Clay Date is a different kind of evening activity for friends and dates to mix, mingle, and get a little messy in the Museum’s ceramics studio. Participants will experiment with clay and complete a functional piece of pottery in a relaxed and social atmosphere. Space is limited, so sign up early! No experience necessary. Supplies, beer, wine, and light snacks provided. Must be 21 and over to participate.

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

Gu in color

One of the greatest living practitioners of German Lieder, Gudrun Bühler will perform songs by Hugo Wolf, Mozart, and selections from Arnold Schoenberg’s 1908 song cycle, The Book of the Hanging Gardens, based on poetry by Stefan George. George was profoundly influenced by the Pre-Raphaelites and translated the work of Dante Gabriel Rossetti into German. Bühler’s recital will conclude with Lullaby by British composer Cyril Scott, based on poetry by Christina RossetGu in colorti.

Tickets can be purchased online by clicking the “Tickets” button at the top of this page or by calling Alfredo Franco at 302.351.8509.

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

First Fridays of the month

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

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

*New date scheduled in observation of the holiday.

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

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

About Art Is After Dark

The Museum comes alive on select Friday nights! Each night is unique with live music, special performances, Studio activities, films, gallery games, tours, and more! Plus, stroll the galleries and enjoy a cash bar with snacks in the Thronson Café. Free for Members, $8 in advance or $10 at the door for Non-Members.

There’s more!

You can also sign up for the popular Friday Evening Adult Workshops from 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. in the Museum’s Studio. Supplies, beer, wine, and light snacks provided. Pre-registration is required. Must be 21 participate. $30 Members, $35 Non-Members. Click here for more information.

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

The Holiday House Tour is back! After a brief hiatus in 2013, this beloved Delaware Art Museum Council event returns for its 29th season.

This year’s Tour will focus on historic Brandywine Valley barns bedecked for the holiday season and spectacular artisan shopping at the Museum on BOTH Friday night, as part of the Museum’s Art is After Dark program, and during Tour day.

Tickets will be available for purchase November 1. Complete barn and artist information and a schedule of activities will be available at that time.

Winter Arts Festival shopping available on Friday, December 12 from 6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. during Art is After Dark and on Saturday, December 13 from 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

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