Adult Programs

October – December 2014

Oct
3
Fri
Art is Tasty
Oct 3 @ 12:00 pm – Dec 4 @ 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).

October 3: Louise Nevelson Rain Forest,Column XX
November 7: Cover Art forThe Houdini Box, Brian Selznick
December 5: Tenant Farmer, Andrew Wyeth

2015

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

Oct
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.

Sponsors:

This program is partially funded by a grant from the Delaware Humanities Forum, a state program of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

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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 – Jan 8 @ 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).

October 3: Louise Nevelson Rain Forest,Column XX
November 7: Cover Art forThe Houdini Box, Brian Selznick
December 5: Tenant Farmer, Andrew Wyeth

2015

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

Nov
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.

For questions, please call 302.351.8506.

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.

Sponsors:

This program is partially funded by a grant from the Delaware Humanities Forum, a state program of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

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

Tour the 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.

6:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Tour of the exhibition
7:30 p.m. Film begins in Auditorium

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

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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 Rossetti.

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 – Feb 5 @ 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).

October 3: Louise Nevelson Rain Forest,Column XX
November 7: Cover Art forThe Houdini Box, Brian Selznick
December 5: Tenant Farmer, Andrew Wyeth

2015

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

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

Celebrate the holiday season at the Museum! Finish up (or start!) your holiday shopping feature 20 local artisans, tour festive works in the collection, and enjoy a holiday music.

Artisans

  • Nancy Butler – Alley Cat Jewelry Studios (Handcrafted beaded jewelry)
  • Angela Colasanti of Plum Blossom Jewelry, Ltd (Jewelry)
  • Karyn Warner Hammock (Art jewelry & mixed metal clocks)
  • Rebekah Helton (Photography)
  • Maureen Kamerick (Hand-dyed silk accessories)
  • Maria Keane (Abstract paintings)
  • Diane Treacy Keesee (Handpainted silk, handpainted silk scarves)
  • Meg Kennedy (Book Arts)
  • Pam Levin, Nivell Jewelry (Silver & leather jewelry)
  • Tom Longacre (Functional stoneware)
  • Mitch Lyons (Clay monoprints & pots)
  • Leslie Marsh (Book arts)
  • Jane Kavanagh Morton (Ceramic sculpture)
  • Diane Podolsky (Linocuts, etchings, and monotypes)
  • Kathy Robinson (Batik & hand-dyed silk wearables)
  • MARZBAGZ by Marlene Sontchi (Fabric art handbags)
  • John A. Styer (Turned wood)
  • Marcie Tauber (Glass artist)
  • Beth Trepper (Fine art photography)
  • Amy Valuck (Stained glass)

Visitors are also encouraged to shop in the Museum Store. From December 17 through December 24, all Museum Members receive a 20% discount in the Store (regular discount for Museum Members is 10%).

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 & Winter Arts Festival
Dec 13 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Holiday House Tour & Winter Arts Festival

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 are $30 in advance or $35 the day of the Tour. Tickets will be available by credit card at online or at the Delaware Art Museum. Online ticket sales will be available until December 11. Those who purchase their tickets on or before November 28 will receive the printed guide in the mail; all tickets purchased after this date will need to be picked up at the Museum during regular hours or on Tour day. Each Holiday House Tour ticket will include one holiday raffle ticket. Prizes will be drawn at 3:30 p.m in the Museum. You do not need to be present to win.

Tickets and complete home descriptions, performance information, and artisan profiles will be available on November 1.

Tour highlights

The Tour includes barns within short driving distance from one another. Three barns are historic properties that have been fully renovated with modern amenities while keeping many of the original features in tact. One barn is new construction. All but one are heated. The barns are not wheelchair or walker friendly. Featured barns include:

  • A stylish guest-house barn built in the 1790s
  • An imaginative “entertainment” barn built in 1821
  • A newly built “green” barn with a western flair
  • A rustic 1870 barn made of original wood and Wilmington Blue Rock

Artisans

  • Nancy Butler – Alley Cat Jewelry Studios (Handcrafted beaded jewelry)
  • Angela Colasanti of Plum Blossom Jewelry, Ltd (Jewelry)
  • Karyn Warner Hammock (Art jewelry & mixed metal clocks)
  • Rebekah Helton (Photography)
  • Maureen Kamerick (Hand-dyed silk accessories)
  • Maria Keane (Abstract paintings)
  • Diane Treacy Keesee (Handpainted silk, handpainted silk scarves)
  • Meg Kennedy (Book Arts)
  • Pam Levin, Nivell Jewelry (Silver & leather jewelry)
  • Mitch Lyons (Clay monoprints & pots)
  • Leslie Marsh (Book arts)
  • Jane Kavanagh Morton (Ceramic sculpture)
  • Diane Podolsky (Linocuts, etchings, and monotypes)
  • Kathy Robinson (Batik & hand-dyed silk wearables)
  • MARZBAGZ by Marlene Sontchi (Fabric art handbags)
  • John A. Styer (Turned wood)
  • Marcie Tauber (Glass artist)
  • Beth Trepper (Fine art photography)
  • Amy Valuck (Stained glass)

Visitors are also encouraged to shop in the Museum Store. From December 17 through December 24, all Museum Members receive a 20% discount in the Store (regular discount for Museum Members is 10%).

Entertainment

  • 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. UD Master Players Concert Series Young Ambassador (Ms. Gabriella Stout)
  • 12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. The Cathedral Choir of Delaware
  • 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Cab Calloway Middle School Choir
  • 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Cab Calloway Jazz Choir

Shopping

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.

 

Funds raised from the 2014 Holiday House Tour will support the Delaware Art Museum’s Education Department and its implementation of STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, math) initiatives, which will explore the link between science and art.

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