Adult Programs

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).

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
13
Thu
Evening for Educators
Aug 13 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Evening for Educators

Calling all educators! Join us for an open house at the Delaware Art Museum.

Enjoy light appetizers and drinks* as you browse our galleries and discover new ways the Museum can enhance student learning in your coming school year.

• Learn about our new Teacher Resources webpage, downloadable lesson activities, curriculum guides, and our online collection.
• Experience a sample tour and art activity to see the kind of information your students can look forward to on their trip and information about tour topics.
• Get information about all our Outreach programs that could be a part of your classroom this year.

This event is FREE for all educators and administrators.

*One free drink ticket with school identification card

Registration required. Click the button above to register for this event.

Aug
14
Fri
Clay Date
Aug 14 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Sorry, July and August workshops are FULL.

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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. No experience necessary.

Supplies, beer, wine, and light snacks provided. Must be 21 and older to participate.

Aug
20
Thu
Wilmington Artists Gallery Talks
Aug 20 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Wilmington Artists Gallery Talks

Discover the creative energy and trends of Wilmington’s artistic community during the 1970s and 1980s with gallery talks led by artists featured in Dream Streets: Art in Wilmington 1970–1990.

August 20: Painting in the 1970s and 1980s with Mary Page Evans, Robert Straight, and Stephen Tanis

September 17: Abstraction in Delaware with Margo Allman, Mitch Lyons, and Dr. James E. Newton

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).

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
11
Fri
Clay Date
Sep 11 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Sorry, July and August workshops are FULL.

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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. No experience necessary.

Supplies, beer, wine, and light snacks provided. Must be 21 and older to participate.

Sep
17
Thu
Wilmington Artists Gallery Talks
Sep 17 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Wilmington Artists Gallery Talks

Discover the creative energy and trends of Wilmington’s artistic community during the 1970s and 1980s with gallery talks led by artists featured in Dream Streets: Art in Wilmington 1970–1990.

August 20: Painting in the 1970s and 1980s with Mary Page Evans, Robert Straight, and Stephen Tanis

September 17: Abstraction in Delaware with Margo Allman, Mitch Lyons, and Dr. James E. Newton

Sep
18
Fri
Art is Social: Dream Streets Festival
Sep 18 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

This after-hours event celebrates the last weeks of the exhibition Dream Streets: Art in Wilmington 1970–1990. Join us for an outdoor festival featuring throwback hip-hop and breakdancing performances by Street Xpressions Arts Organzation, Inc. with hip hop, soul, and house music by DJ Scarfo. Plus, enjoy tasty libations, eats by local food trucks, live painting demonstrations by Terrance Vann, and more!

Sponsored by Out & About Magazine.

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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).

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

Sorry, July and August workshops are FULL.

clay-hands_tn

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. No experience necessary.

Supplies, beer, wine, and light snacks provided. Must be 21 and older to participate.

Friday Night Print Socials: Printing Leaves
Oct 9 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Friday Night Print Socials: Printing Leaves

October is a great time to use leaves for printing and making designs. Participants will learn plenty of creative ways to print leaves and take home wonderful artwork, notecards, and knowledge to continue printing leaves at home on different surfaces!

Oct
15
Thu
Concerts on Kentmere 2015–16: Site & Sound
Oct 15 @ 7:30 pm
Concerts on Kentmere 2015–16: Site & Sound

On October 15, the 2015-16 season will open with an intimate concert of Romantic song by acclaimed baritone Grant Youngblood and pianist Jennifer Peterson.

Click here for more information about Concerts on Kentmere.

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).

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

Poetry in Beauty Members Preview
Nov 6 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Poetry in Beauty Members Preview

Members and their guests only

Step inside the romantic world of Poetry in Beauty: The Pre-Raphaelite Art of Marie Spartali Stillman. Members and their guests will enjoy live music by strolling minstrels and taste tempting delicacies. Join the exhibition’s co-curators, noted London-based Pre-Raphaelite scholar Jan Marsh and Delaware Art Museum Curator Margaretta Frederick, for tours at 6:30 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.

RSVP by October 30 at events@delart.org or 302.351.8506.

Nov
7
Sat
Talk and Tea with Dr. Jan Marsh
Nov 7 @ 1:00 pm
Talk and Tea with Dr. Jan Marsh

Marie Spartali Stillman: Degrees of Separation from Julia Margaret Cameron to Virginia Woolf

Enjoy a cup of tea and pastries, along with an exclusive talk with Dr. Jan Marsh, noted Pre-Raphaelite scholar and co-curator of the exhibition Poetry in Beauty: The Pre-Raphaelite Art of Marie Spartali Stillman. Marsh will speak on Marie Spartali Stillman’s life and work in relation to the artistic and literary culture of the late 19th and early 20th century. Marsh is currently working on the Late Victorian Catalogue at the National Portrait Gallery in London. She has published on a broad spectrum of Pre-Raphaelite art, including Pre-Raphaelite Sisterhood, Women Artists and the Pre-Raphaelite Movement, and Dante Gabriel Rossetti: Painter and Poet.

Admission, tea, and pastries included.

Nov
12
Thu
Poetry in Beauty Curator Gallery Talks
Nov 12 @ 6:30 pm
Poetry in Beauty Curator Gallery Talks

Led by Museum Curator Margaretta Frederick, these informal talks explore the life and art of Marie Spartali Stillman in the special exhibition Poetry in Beauty: The Pre-Raphaelite Art of Marie Spartali Stillman.

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

Sorry, July and August workshops are FULL.

clay-hands_tn

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. No experience necessary.

Supplies, beer, wine, and light snacks provided. Must be 21 and older to participate.

Friday Night Print Socials: Holiday Decorations
Nov 13 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Friday Night Print Socials: Holiday Decorations

October is a great time to use leaves for printing and making designs. Participants will learn plenty of creative ways to print leaves and take home wonderful artwork, notecards, and knowledge to continue printing leaves at home on different surfaces!

Nov
15
Sun
Meet the Museum Day
Nov 15 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Meet the Museum Day

Introduce friends and family to the Delaware Art Museum during this free event. Children and adults will enjoy music and experience studio instructor demonstrations and hands-on art activities. Docents will be available to offer tours and answer questions about the collection. Plus, all guests will receive a special Membership offer!

Slow Art Tours: Poetry in Beauty
Nov 15 @ 1:30 pm
Slow Art Tours: Poetry in Beauty

Visitors are invited to deeply engage with the work in Poetry in Beauty: The Pre-Raphaelite Art of Marie Spartali Stillman during a Slow Art Tour. Slow Art Tours encourage people to look at art slowly—and thereby experience it in a new way. Visitors are invited to explore three speakers’ different perspectives on Stillman’s work through viewing and discussing a single or small number of works of art.

November 15: Kelmscott Manor with Sarah Leonard, Exhibition Research Assistant

December 20: Dante at Verona with Margaretta Frederick, Chief Curator, and Annette Woolard-Provine Curator of the Bancroft Collection

January 17: The Enchanted Garden of Messer Ansaldo with Marina Della Putta Johnston, Assistant Director of the Center for Italian Studies at University of Pennsylvania

Dec
3
Thu
Concerts on Kentmere 2015–16: Site & Sound
Dec 3 @ 7:30 pm
Concerts on Kentmere 2015–16: Site & Sound

On December 3 we will welcome back the accomplished musicians of Pyxis for the first of their three concerts.

Click here for more information about Concerts on Kentmere.

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).

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
10
Thu
Poetry in Beauty Curator Gallery Talks
Dec 10 @ 6:30 pm
Poetry in Beauty Curator Gallery Talks

Led by Museum Curator Margaretta Frederick, these informal talks explore the life and art of Marie Spartali Stillman in the special exhibition Poetry in Beauty: The Pre-Raphaelite Art of Marie Spartali Stillman.

Dec
11
Fri
Winter Arts Festival
Dec 11 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Winter Arts Festival

Celebrate the holiday season at the Museum! Browse handmade items by diverse local artisans, tour festive works in the collection, enjoy holiday music, and more. Cash bar and snacks available.

Dec
12
Sat
Winter Arts Festival
Dec 12 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Winter Arts Festival

Celebrate the holiday season at the Museum! Browse handmade items by diverse local artisans, tour festive works in the collection, enjoy holiday music, and more. Cash bar and snacks available.

Dec
20
Sun
Slow Art Tours: Poetry in Beauty
Dec 20 @ 1:30 pm
Slow Art Tours: Poetry in Beauty

Visitors are invited to deeply engage with the work in Poetry in Beauty: The Pre-Raphaelite Art of Marie Spartali Stillman during a Slow Art Tour. Slow Art Tours encourage people to look at art slowly—and thereby experience it in a new way. Visitors are invited to explore three speakers’ different perspectives on Stillman’s work through viewing and discussing a single or small number of works of art.

November 15: Kelmscott Manor with Sarah Leonard, Exhibition Research Assistant

December 20: Dante at Verona with Margaretta Frederick, Chief Curator, and Annette Woolard-Provine Curator of the Bancroft Collection

January 17: The Enchanted Garden of Messer Ansaldo with Marina Della Putta Johnston, Assistant Director of the Center for Italian Studies at University of Pennsylvania

Jan
14
Thu
Poetry in Beauty Curator Gallery Talks
Jan 14 @ 6:30 pm
Poetry in Beauty Curator Gallery Talks

Led by Museum Curator Margaretta Frederick, these informal talks explore the life and art of Marie Spartali Stillman in the special exhibition Poetry in Beauty: The Pre-Raphaelite Art of Marie Spartali Stillman.

Jan
17
Sun
Slow Art Tours: Poetry in Beauty
Jan 17 @ 1:30 pm
Slow Art Tours: Poetry in Beauty

Visitors are invited to deeply engage with the work in Poetry in Beauty: The Pre-Raphaelite Art of Marie Spartali Stillman during a Slow Art Tour. Slow Art Tours encourage people to look at art slowly—and thereby experience it in a new way. Visitors are invited to explore three speakers’ different perspectives on Stillman’s work through viewing and discussing a single or small number of works of art.

November 15: Kelmscott Manor with Sarah Leonard, Exhibition Research Assistant

December 20: Dante at Verona with Margaretta Frederick, Chief Curator, and Annette Woolard-Provine Curator of the Bancroft Collection

January 17: The Enchanted Garden of Messer Ansaldo with Marina Della Putta Johnston, Assistant Director of the Center for Italian Studies at University of Pennsylvania

Feb
4
Thu
Concerts on Kentmere 2015–16: Site & Sound
Feb 4 @ 7:30 pm
Concerts on Kentmere 2015–16: Site & Sound

In 2016, Pyxis will appear on February 4 and April 21 in concerts featuring the exciting repertoire that is their hallmark.

Click here for more information about Concerts on Kentmere.

Apr
21
Thu
Concerts on Kentmere 2015–16: Site & Sound
Apr 21 @ 7:30 pm
Concerts on Kentmere 2015–16: Site & Sound

In 2016, Pyxis will appear on February 4 and April 21 in concerts featuring the exciting repertoire that is their hallmark.

Click here for more information about Concerts on Kentmere.

May
12
Thu
Concerts on Kentmere 2015–16: Site & Sound
May 12 @ 7:30 pm
Concerts on Kentmere 2015–16: Site & Sound

The season will close on May 12, when soprano Emily Samson Tepe and pianist Julie Nishimura will present a unique evening of American song.

Click here for more information about Concerts on Kentmere.