Adult Programs

May
6
Fri
Art is Tasty
May 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).

El Arte es Sabroso
Viernes 1ro de abril al mediodía
El arte es sabroso es un ciclo de almuerzos los primeros viernes de cada mes, que combina un conversatorio de 30 minutos sobre una obra de arte con un delicioso almuerzo en el Thronson Café. En abril, el arte es sabroso presentará Una ofrenda para Dolores del Rio por Amalia Mesa-Bains. Miembros $12. No-Miembros $14. (Vale de almuerzo en la cafetería incluido en el precio).

Upcoming Topics

May 6  Quick as a Flash, David Leaped out and upon it, Howard Pyle
June 3  Summertime, Edward Hopper
July 1  Self Portrait, Edward Koren
August 5  Crying Giant, Tom Otterness
September 2  Tobacco Jars in the Form of a Bird, Robert Wallace Martin
October 7  The Springhouse, N. C. Wyeth
November 4  Enough with the Bubbles, Robert C. Jackson
December 2  Hans Brinker, Frank Earle Schoonover

May
7
Sat
Cathedral Choir and Rainbow Chorale of Delaware Performance
May 7 @ 12:00 pm – 1:15 pm
Cathedral Choir and Rainbow Chorale of Delaware Performance

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

The Cathedral Choir School of Delaware provides professional music training, leadership development, language skills, academic support and mentoring in an intergenerational environment for youth in Wilmington, Delaware, and the surrounding region.

The Rainbow Chorale of Delaware seeks to represent the positive face of Delaware’s lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender (LGBT) community and their straight allies, plus provide opportunities to perform high-quality choral music in a supportive and affirming environment. In addition, the RCD supports other institutions and individuals who serve that community.

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

World Labyrinth Day
May 7 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
World Labyrinth Day

World Labyrinth Day is celebrated around the world on the first Saturday in May. It is a day designated to bring people from all over the planet together in celebration of the labyrinth as a symbol and tool for healing and peace. Join us as we “Walk as One at One!” Free, but donations are accepted to maintain the Labyrinth.

May
8
Sun
Our America Tours in Spanish
May 8 @ 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm

Every Sunday

Explore rich and diverse Latino art with a guided tour of Our America: The Latino Presence in American Art in Spanish.

Visitas Guiadas en Español a Nuestra América
Todos los domingos: Del 06 de marzo al 29 de mayo | 12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Explore la riqueza y diversidad del arte latino con una visita guiada en español a Nuestra América: La Presencia Latina en el Arte Estadounidense. Gratis.

Sponsors

Our America Tours in Spanish are made possible by:

Shelley A. Kinsella, Managing Shareholder
Rafael X. Zahralddin-Aravena, Director & Shareholder

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May
11
Wed
Annual Members Meeting
May 11 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Annual Members Meeting

All Delaware Art Museum Members are invited to join the Museum’s Board of Trustees for an informative presentation about the state of the Museum. Following the meeting, please stay and celebrate the Museum’s 2015 accomplishments with refreshments and a open bar.

RSVP by contacting Heather Morrissey at 302.351.8526 or hmorrissey@delart.org by Monday, May 2. A quorum of Membership must be present to elect new Trustees.

Click here to learn about individuals nominated by the Delaware Art Museum’s Board of Trustees to serve three-year terms as Museum Trustees.

May
12
Thu
Sketch It!
May 12 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Sketch It!

Stop by the galleries to sketch, doodle, and draw together, inspired by the collection. Materials provided. All ages welcome.

 

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

American songs for American art

Wilmington musicians Emily Samson Tepe (soprano) and Julie Nishimura (piano) pay tribute to the Museum’s American holdings with a spirited evening of contemporary song.  The evening’s offerings will include Aaron Copland’s settings of Emily Dickinson poems, songs by William Bolcom and New York composer Noa Ain, as well as settings of ee cummings’ poems by Swedish composer Robert Sund.

At 7:30 pm before each concert, there will be a 15-minute pre-concert talk. The Museum is now open until 8:00 pm on Thursday evenings, and before the concerts, the Thronson Café will serve drinks and light fare for purchase. Performances begin at 8:00 pm, with complimentary desserts and coffee served at intermission.

Click here for more information about Concerts on Kentmere.

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

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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.

Friday Night Print Social: Nature Printing
May 13 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Friday Night Print Social: Nature Printing

Instructor: Diane Podolsky

Spring is here with its many wonderful colors and textures! Learn simple methods to print from natural objects such as plants, feathers, and even spider webs! These methods can be used to embellish paper, fabric, and home décor objects.

May
14
Sat
Spotlight Tours
May 14 @ 1:00 pm
Spotlight Tours

New in 2016! Enjoy a lively Docent-led tour focused on thought-provoking themes in the Museum’s collection. Complimentary coffee is available afterwards in the Thronson Café.

Upcoming Topics

May 14: Face Off: Powerful Portraits
June 11: Modern Artists: New Directions, Old Influences
July 9: Embrace the Shape: Sculpture Unveiled
August 13: The Many Looks of Love in Art

May
15
Sun
Our America Tours in Spanish
May 15 @ 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm

Every Sunday

Explore rich and diverse Latino art with a guided tour of Our America: The Latino Presence in American Art in Spanish.

Visitas Guiadas en Español a Nuestra América
Todos los domingos: Del 06 de marzo al 29 de mayo | 12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Explore la riqueza y diversidad del arte latino con una visita guiada en español a Nuestra América: La Presencia Latina en el Arte Estadounidense. Gratis.

Sponsors

Our America Tours in Spanish are made possible by:

Shelley A. Kinsella, Managing Shareholder
Rafael X. Zahralddin-Aravena, Director & Shareholder

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May
19
Thu
Writers in Wilmington: Marisa de los Santos
May 19 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Writers in Wilmington: Marisa de los Santos

Writers in Wilmington brings notable writers to the Museum for enthralling readings of poetry, fiction, and creative non-fiction. Don’t miss your opportunity to meet one of the region’s most treasured fiction writers! Marisa de los Santos, a New York Times best-selling author who lives in Wilmington, has written a number of popular novels, including Love Walked In, Belong to Me, and Falling Together. During this reading, Marisa will share excerpts from her recently released book The Precious One, a captivating novel about friendship, family, second chances, and the power of love. There will be a brief Q&A after the reading.

¡Bailamos! Latin Dance Series with Take the Lead Dance Studio
May 19 @ 6:00 pm – 7:45 pm
¡Bailamos! Latin Dance Series with Take the Lead Dance Studio

Session 1: 6:00 p.m. – 6:45 p.m.
Session 2: 7:00 p.m. – 7:45 p.m.

Learn how to shake and move those hips! Each month, drop in and learn the basics of a new Latin dance style with Take the Lead Dance Studio. Attend one session to get your feet wet or attend both and polish your moves. All experience levels and teens welcome.

Open sessions; registration not required. 

March 17:  Salsa
April 21:  Merengue and Bachata
May 19:  Mambo and Cha Cha

¡Bailamos! Ciclo de baile latino con el estudio de danza Take the Lead
Tercer jueves del mes: 17 Marzo, 21 de abril y 19 de mayo
Sesión 1: 6:00 p.m. – 6:45 p.m., Sesión 2: 7:00 p.m. – 7:45 p.m.
Venga a aprender los pasos básicos del baile latino con el estudio de danza Take the Lead. Son bienvenidos todos los niveles de experiencia y también adolescentes. Sesiones abiertas, no es necesario registrarse. Gratuito para los miembros, $3 para los no miembros.

17 de marzo: Salsa
21 de abril: Merengue y Bachata
19 de mayo: Mambo y Cha Cha Chá

May
21
Sat
Connected: “Our America, Our Shakespeare”
May 21 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm
Connected: “Our America, Our Shakespeare”

Hear scenes and monologues written by members of Delaware’s Latino community that reflect various aspects of their experiences arriving in America, inspired by key moments in The Comedy of Errors as well as by artwork in the Delaware Art Museum’s special exhibition Our America: The Latino Presence in American Art. Light refreshments following the program. Directed by Erlina Ortiz. This program is a collaboration between the Latin American Community Center and Delaware Shakespeare Festival, in conjunction with DSF’s Summer 2016 production of The Comedy of Errors. 

Connected Series

Connected is a new program series featuring events produced by the community, for the community. Each program is designed to make unique connections to the Museum’s collections and Delaware’s arts and culture. For a full list of programs and details, click here. All events are free and open to the public.

May
22
Sun
Our America Tours in Spanish
May 22 @ 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm

Every Sunday

Explore rich and diverse Latino art with a guided tour of Our America: The Latino Presence in American Art in Spanish.

Visitas Guiadas en Español a Nuestra América
Todos los domingos: Del 06 de marzo al 29 de mayo | 12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Explore la riqueza y diversidad del arte latino con una visita guiada en español a Nuestra América: La Presencia Latina en el Arte Estadounidense. Gratis.

Sponsors

Our America Tours in Spanish are made possible by:

Shelley A. Kinsella, Managing Shareholder
Rafael X. Zahralddin-Aravena, Director & Shareholder

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May
26
Thu
Sketch It!
May 26 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Sketch It!

Stop by the galleries to sketch, doodle, and draw together, inspired by the collection. Materials provided. All ages welcome.

 

Gallery DeTours
May 26 @ 7:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Gallery DeTours

Last Thursdays of the month

The Gallery DeTour is not your average tour! Drop in each month and experience the collection with unconventional and interactive encounters. Each tour includes $1 off the purchase of beer or wine in the Thronson Café.

April 28: Art Á La Carte – Design your own tour by choosing artworks from a four-course art menu.
May 26: Snapshot – See 10 works of art in 30 minutes on this high-energy tour.

May
29
Sun
Our America Tours in Spanish
May 29 @ 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm

Every Sunday

Explore rich and diverse Latino art with a guided tour of Our America: The Latino Presence in American Art in Spanish.

Visitas Guiadas en Español a Nuestra América
Todos los domingos: Del 06 de marzo al 29 de mayo | 12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Explore la riqueza y diversidad del arte latino con una visita guiada en español a Nuestra América: La Presencia Latina en el Arte Estadounidense. Gratis.

Sponsors

Our America Tours in Spanish are made possible by:

Shelley A. Kinsella, Managing Shareholder
Rafael X. Zahralddin-Aravena, Director & Shareholder

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Jun
3
Fri
Art is Tasty
Jun 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).

El Arte es Sabroso
Viernes 1ro de abril al mediodía
El arte es sabroso es un ciclo de almuerzos los primeros viernes de cada mes, que combina un conversatorio de 30 minutos sobre una obra de arte con un delicioso almuerzo en el Thronson Café. En abril, el arte es sabroso presentará Una ofrenda para Dolores del Rio por Amalia Mesa-Bains. Miembros $12. No-Miembros $14. (Vale de almuerzo en la cafetería incluido en el precio).

Upcoming Topics

May 6  Quick as a Flash, David Leaped out and upon it, Howard Pyle
June 3  Summertime, Edward Hopper
July 1  Self Portrait, Edward Koren
August 5  Crying Giant, Tom Otterness
September 2  Tobacco Jars in the Form of a Bird, Robert Wallace Martin
October 7  The Springhouse, N. C. Wyeth
November 4  Enough with the Bubbles, Robert C. Jackson
December 2  Hans Brinker, Frank Earle Schoonover

Jun
9
Thu
Sketch It!
Jun 9 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Sketch It!

Stop by the galleries to sketch, doodle, and draw together, inspired by the collection. Materials provided. All ages welcome.

 

Jun
10
Fri
Richard Raw Productions LLC Presents Black Arts Movement: Art, Social Activism, and Revolution
Jun 10 @ 5:30 pm
Richard Raw Productions LLC Presents Black Arts Movement: Art, Social Activism, and Revolution

Networking: 5:30 p.m. | Presentation begins at 6:00 p.m.

In partnership with Richard Raw Productions LLC, this ground breaking symposium will feature a conversation with scholars, artists, and social activists. They will discuss the Black Arts Movement and the Delaware art scene. Participants will walk away with action-based ways to fuel a social renaissance in their community.

Clay Date – June
Jun 10 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

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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.

Jun
11
Sat
Spotlight Tours
Jun 11 @ 1:00 pm
Spotlight Tours

New in 2016! Enjoy a lively Docent-led tour focused on thought-provoking themes in the Museum’s collection. Complimentary coffee is available afterwards in the Thronson Café.

Upcoming Topics

May 14: Face Off: Powerful Portraits
June 11: Modern Artists: New Directions, Old Influences
July 9: Embrace the Shape: Sculpture Unveiled
August 13: The Many Looks of Love in Art

Jun
20
Mon
Summer Solstice Labyrinth Walk
Jun 20 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Summer Solstice Labyrinth Walk

Celebrate the beginning of summer with a walk in the Delaware Art Museum Labyrinth! There is no fee for this program, but donations are accepted to help maintain the Museum’s labyrinth.

Jun
23
Thu
Sketch It!
Jun 23 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Sketch It!

Stop by the galleries to sketch, doodle, and draw together, inspired by the collection. Materials provided. All ages welcome.

 

Jun
24
Fri
Edward Koren: The Capricious Line Members Preview
Jun 24 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Edward Koren: The Capricious Line  Members Preview

Members and their guests only

The Museum is hosting a casual version of New York society’s famed Black and White Ball to celebrate the opening of Edward Koren: The Capricious Line, an exhibition honoring the career of the renowned cartoonist, graphic satirist, and long-standing contributor to The New Yorker. Dress in your favorite black-and-white attire and enjoy a lively party that includes live music from the classic American songbook and treats inspired by the Plaza’s original Black and White Ball menu.

RSVP to Heather Morrissey at 302.351.8526 or email hmorrissey@delart.org.

Jun
30
Thu
Gallery DeTours
Jun 30 @ 6:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Gallery DeTours

Last Thursdays of the month

Gallery DeTours are not your average tour! Drop in each month to experience the collection with unconventional and interactive encounters. Each tour includes $1 off the purchase of beer or wine in the Thronson Café.

June 30: Choose Your Own Adventure – Start with one work of art and see where it leads on this interactive and unpredictable experience.
July 28: Art A La Carte – Design your own tour by choosing artworks from a four-course art menu.
Aug 25: Snapshot – See 10 works of art in 30 minutes on this high-energy tour.

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

First Fridays of the month

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

El Arte es Sabroso
Viernes 1ro de abril al mediodía
El arte es sabroso es un ciclo de almuerzos los primeros viernes de cada mes, que combina un conversatorio de 30 minutos sobre una obra de arte con un delicioso almuerzo en el Thronson Café. En abril, el arte es sabroso presentará Una ofrenda para Dolores del Rio por Amalia Mesa-Bains. Miembros $12. No-Miembros $14. (Vale de almuerzo en la cafetería incluido en el precio).

Upcoming Topics

May 6  Quick as a Flash, David Leaped out and upon it, Howard Pyle
June 3  Summertime, Edward Hopper
July 1  Self Portrait, Edward Koren
August 5  Crying Giant, Tom Otterness
September 2  Tobacco Jars in the Form of a Bird, Robert Wallace Martin
October 7  The Springhouse, N. C. Wyeth
November 4  Enough with the Bubbles, Robert C. Jackson
December 2  Hans Brinker, Frank Earle Schoonover

Jul
8
Fri
Clay Date – July
Jul 8 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

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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.

Jul
9
Sat
Spotlight Tours
Jul 9 @ 1:00 pm
Spotlight Tours

New in 2016! Enjoy a lively Docent-led tour focused on thought-provoking themes in the Museum’s collection. Complimentary coffee is available afterwards in the Thronson Café.

Upcoming Topics

May 14: Face Off: Powerful Portraits
June 11: Modern Artists: New Directions, Old Influences
July 9: Embrace the Shape: Sculpture Unveiled
August 13: The Many Looks of Love in Art

Jul
14
Thu
Sketch It! Critters from the Delaware Museum of Natural History
Jul 14 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Sketch It! Critters from the Delaware Museum of Natural History

Draw live animals in the Copeland Sculpture Garden and create your own Edward Koren-inspired cartoons and creatures with the Delaware Museum of Natural History. Materials provided. All ages welcome. 

Member & Volunteer Appreciation Day: Members Picnic in the Sculpture Garden
Jul 14 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Member & Volunteer Appreciation Day: Members Picnic in the Sculpture Garden

Mark your calendar for this summer’s first-ever Museum Member & Volunteer Appreciation Days, July 14 – 16, 2016. Special events will include an evening picnic in the Copeland Sculpture Garden, a volunteer “thank you” luncheon, and the always popular Ice Cream Social. Watch your mail and email for invitations to individual events and more information.

Film Screening– Very Semi-Serious: A Partially Thorough Portrait of The New Yorker Cartoonists (2015, 83 minutes)
Jul 14 @ 6:30 pm
Film Screening– Very Semi-Serious: A Partially Thorough Portrait of The New Yorker Cartoonists (2015, 83 minutes)

Very Semi-Serious, an offbeat documentary on the making of The New Yorker cartoons, takes an unprecedented behind-the-scenes look at The New Yorker and introduces cartooning legends and hopefuls who have inspired and baffled readers for decades. Complimentary popcorn available. Additional food and beverage available for purchase in the Thronson Café.

Jul
16
Sat
Member & Volunteer Appreciation Days
Jul 16 all-day
Member & Volunteer Appreciation Days

Mark your calendar for this summer’s first-ever Museum Member & Volunteer Appreciation Days, July 14 – 16, 2016. Special events will include an evening picnic in the Copeland Sculpture Garden, a volunteer “thank you” luncheon, and the always popular Ice Cream Social. Watch your mail and email for invitations to individual events and more information.

Member & Volunteer Appreciation Day: Ice Cream Social
Jul 16 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Member & Volunteer Appreciation Day: Ice Cream Social

Mark your calendar for this summer’s first-ever Museum Member & Volunteer Appreciation Days, July 14 – 16, 2016. Special events will include an evening picnic in the Copeland Sculpture Garden, a volunteer “thank you” luncheon, and the always popular Ice Cream Social. Watch your mail and email for invitations to individual events and more information.

Jul
21
Thu
Artist Talk and Book Signing with Edward Koren
Jul 21 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Artist Talk and Book Signing with Edward Koren

Talk: 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. | Book Signing: 7:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Edward Koren, renowned cartoonist, graphic satirist, and long-standing contributor to The New Yorker, will discuss how his work reflects his diverse influences and the unique phenomenon and history of The New Yorker cartoon. Book signing to follow. Books by Koren will be available for purchase in the Museum Store.

Jul
28
Thu
Sketch It!
Jul 28 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Sketch It!

Stop by the galleries to sketch, doodle, and draw together, inspired by the collection. Materials provided. All ages welcome.

 

Gallery DeTours
Jul 28 @ 6:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Gallery DeTours

Last Thursdays of the month

Gallery DeTours are not your average tour! Drop in each month to experience the collection with unconventional and interactive encounters. Each tour includes $1 off the purchase of beer or wine in the Thronson Café.

June 30: Choose Your Own Adventure – Start with one work of art and see where it leads on this interactive and unpredictable experience.
July 28: Art A La Carte – Design your own tour by choosing artworks from a four-course art menu.
Aug 25: Snapshot – See 10 works of art in 30 minutes on this high-energy tour.

Aug
4
Thu
Connected: Wonder and Whimsy presented by Street Xpressions
Aug 4 @ 4:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Connected: Wonder and Whimsy presented by Street Xpressions

Street Xpressions, a non-profit arts organization that promotes hip hop in the community, will present an imaginative evening program that includes interactive installations, participatory dance and storytelling performances, and improv comedy inspired by Edward Koren’s cartoons and satirical scenes. The Museum will close at 8:00 p.m. the night of the event, but the festivities will continue outside in the Copeland Sculpture Garden until 9:00 p.m.

The mission of Street Xpressions Arts Organization, Inc. is to promote the positivity of Delaware’s underground street and hip hop culture, while teaching the community’s youth and young adults how to transition from recreational artists to professionals.

Connected Series

Connected is a new program series featuring events produced by the community, for the community. Each program is designed to make unique connections to the Museum’s collections and Delaware’s arts and culture. For a full list of programs and details, click here. All events are free and open to the public.

Aug
5
Fri
Art is Tasty
Aug 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).

El Arte es Sabroso
Viernes 1ro de abril al mediodía
El arte es sabroso es un ciclo de almuerzos los primeros viernes de cada mes, que combina un conversatorio de 30 minutos sobre una obra de arte con un delicioso almuerzo en el Thronson Café. En abril, el arte es sabroso presentará Una ofrenda para Dolores del Rio por Amalia Mesa-Bains. Miembros $12. No-Miembros $14. (Vale de almuerzo en la cafetería incluido en el precio).

Upcoming Topics

May 6  Quick as a Flash, David Leaped out and upon it, Howard Pyle
June 3  Summertime, Edward Hopper
July 1  Self Portrait, Edward Koren
August 5  Crying Giant, Tom Otterness
September 2  Tobacco Jars in the Form of a Bird, Robert Wallace Martin
October 7  The Springhouse, N. C. Wyeth
November 4  Enough with the Bubbles, Robert C. Jackson
December 2  Hans Brinker, Frank Earle Schoonover

Aug
11
Thu
Sketch It! Critters from the Delaware Museum of Natural History
Aug 11 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Sketch It! Critters from the Delaware Museum of Natural History

Draw live animals in the Copeland Sculpture Garden and create your own Edward Koren-inspired cartoons and creatures with the Delaware Museum of Natural History. Materials provided. All ages welcome. 

Aug
12
Fri
Clay Date – August
Aug 12 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

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.

Aug
13
Sat
Spotlight Tours
Aug 13 @ 1:00 pm
Spotlight Tours

New in 2016! Enjoy a lively Docent-led tour focused on thought-provoking themes in the Museum’s collection. Complimentary coffee is available afterwards in the Thronson Café.

Upcoming Topics

May 14: Face Off: Powerful Portraits
June 11: Modern Artists: New Directions, Old Influences
July 9: Embrace the Shape: Sculpture Unveiled
August 13: The Many Looks of Love in Art

Aug
18
Thu
Bitter Homes & Gardens presented by The Bearded Ladies
Aug 18 @ 6:30 pm
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The Bearded Ladies

Philadelphia’s famous cabaret company, The Bearded Ladies, go back to their roots with this outdoor cabaret that asks: “If plants had voices, what would they sing?” This hour-long botanical spectacle will feature flowers, ferns, weeds, and vegetables singing and dancing their way through the big questions that face our plant brethren. Led by Jebediah Eatin-Good, a friendly ear of corn, this bio-diverse cabaret features a range of music from Bill Withers, Bob Dylan, and Tom Waits to RaeLynn and Faith Hill, as well as original songs by resident composer Heath Allen. Join The Bearded Ladies afterwards for a post-show talk on satire.

Adults and families welcome. Bring your own lawn chairs and/or blankets. Food and drinks available for purchase in the Thronson Café. Performance will take place in the Copeland Sculpture Garden (indoors if inclement weather).

Aug
25
Thu
Sketch It!
Aug 25 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Sketch It!

Stop by the galleries to sketch, doodle, and draw together, inspired by the collection. Materials provided. All ages welcome.

 

Gallery DeTours
Aug 25 @ 6:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Gallery DeTours

Last Thursdays of the month

Gallery DeTours are not your average tour! Drop in each month to experience the collection with unconventional and interactive encounters. Each tour includes $1 off the purchase of beer or wine in the Thronson Café.

June 30: Choose Your Own Adventure – Start with one work of art and see where it leads on this interactive and unpredictable experience.
July 28: Art A La Carte – Design your own tour by choosing artworks from a four-course art menu.
Aug 25: Snapshot – See 10 works of art in 30 minutes on this high-energy tour.

Real Talk: Cultural Bias in the Gallery
Aug 25 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Real Talk: Cultural Bias in the Gallery

Why does talking about race in art feel taboo? How can we confront our own bias when looking at art? University Museums’ Curator of Education and Outreach Ivan Henderson and Delaware Art Museum’s Interim Director of Education Saralyn Rosenfield will co-facilitate a candid conversation on how our own perspectives influence our experience when viewing subversive works of art in the exhibition Dark Humor.

Aug
28
Sun
Connected: Arts for All presented by Art Therapy Express and Zot Artz
Aug 28 @ 11:00 am – 3:30 pm
Connected: Arts for All presented by Art Therapy Express and Zot Artz

Experience the joy of creating art with others! Created and hosted by Art Therapy Express, this interactive program will bring together individuals with and without disabilities to create a large painted floor mural using adaptive technology for wheel chairs and walkers. Participants can choose their own colors and paint directly on the mural while using adaptive art tools by Zot Artz.

Art Therapy Express Program, Inc. enhances the learning capabilities and social skills of participants by providing both therapy and education. Its visual and expressive art programs are designed exclusively for children and adults with multiple and severe disabilities.

Connected Series

Connected is a new program series featuring events produced by the community, for the community. Each program is designed to make unique connections to the Museum’s collections and Delaware’s arts and culture. For a full list of programs and details, click here. All events are free and open to the public.

Sep
2
Fri
Art is Tasty
Sep 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).

El Arte es Sabroso
Viernes 1ro de abril al mediodía
El arte es sabroso es un ciclo de almuerzos los primeros viernes de cada mes, que combina un conversatorio de 30 minutos sobre una obra de arte con un delicioso almuerzo en el Thronson Café. En abril, el arte es sabroso presentará Una ofrenda para Dolores del Rio por Amalia Mesa-Bains. Miembros $12. No-Miembros $14. (Vale de almuerzo en la cafetería incluido en el precio).

Upcoming Topics

May 6  Quick as a Flash, David Leaped out and upon it, Howard Pyle
June 3  Summertime, Edward Hopper
July 1  Self Portrait, Edward Koren
August 5  Crying Giant, Tom Otterness
September 2  Tobacco Jars in the Form of a Bird, Robert Wallace Martin
October 7  The Springhouse, N. C. Wyeth
November 4  Enough with the Bubbles, Robert C. Jackson
December 2  Hans Brinker, Frank Earle Schoonover

Sep
8
Thu
Sketch It!
Sep 8 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Sketch It!

Stop by the galleries to sketch, doodle, and draw together, inspired by the collection. Materials provided. All ages welcome.

 

Sep
22
Thu
Sketch It!
Sep 22 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Sketch It!

Stop by the galleries to sketch, doodle, and draw together, inspired by the collection. Materials provided. All ages welcome.

 

Oct
7
Fri
Art is Tasty
Oct 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).

El Arte es Sabroso
Viernes 1ro de abril al mediodía
El arte es sabroso es un ciclo de almuerzos los primeros viernes de cada mes, que combina un conversatorio de 30 minutos sobre una obra de arte con un delicioso almuerzo en el Thronson Café. En abril, el arte es sabroso presentará Una ofrenda para Dolores del Rio por Amalia Mesa-Bains. Miembros $12. No-Miembros $14. (Vale de almuerzo en la cafetería incluido en el precio).

Upcoming Topics

May 6  Quick as a Flash, David Leaped out and upon it, Howard Pyle
June 3  Summertime, Edward Hopper
July 1  Self Portrait, Edward Koren
August 5  Crying Giant, Tom Otterness
September 2  Tobacco Jars in the Form of a Bird, Robert Wallace Martin
October 7  The Springhouse, N. C. Wyeth
November 4  Enough with the Bubbles, Robert C. Jackson
December 2  Hans Brinker, Frank Earle Schoonover

Oct
13
Thu
Sketch It!
Oct 13 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Sketch It!

Stop by the galleries to sketch, doodle, and draw together, inspired by the collection. Materials provided. All ages welcome.

 

Oct
27
Thu
Sketch It!
Oct 27 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Sketch It!

Stop by the galleries to sketch, doodle, and draw together, inspired by the collection. Materials provided. All ages welcome.

 

Nov
4
Fri
Art is Tasty
Nov 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).

El Arte es Sabroso
Viernes 1ro de abril al mediodía
El arte es sabroso es un ciclo de almuerzos los primeros viernes de cada mes, que combina un conversatorio de 30 minutos sobre una obra de arte con un delicioso almuerzo en el Thronson Café. En abril, el arte es sabroso presentará Una ofrenda para Dolores del Rio por Amalia Mesa-Bains. Miembros $12. No-Miembros $14. (Vale de almuerzo en la cafetería incluido en el precio).

Upcoming Topics

May 6  Quick as a Flash, David Leaped out and upon it, Howard Pyle
June 3  Summertime, Edward Hopper
July 1  Self Portrait, Edward Koren
August 5  Crying Giant, Tom Otterness
September 2  Tobacco Jars in the Form of a Bird, Robert Wallace Martin
October 7  The Springhouse, N. C. Wyeth
November 4  Enough with the Bubbles, Robert C. Jackson
December 2  Hans Brinker, Frank Earle Schoonover

Nov
10
Thu
Sketch It!
Nov 10 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Sketch It!

Stop by the galleries to sketch, doodle, and draw together, inspired by the collection. Materials provided. All ages welcome.

 

Nov
24
Thu
Sketch It!
Nov 24 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Sketch It!

Stop by the galleries to sketch, doodle, and draw together, inspired by the collection. Materials provided. All ages welcome.

 

Dec
2
Fri
Art is Tasty
Dec 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).

El Arte es Sabroso
Viernes 1ro de abril al mediodía
El arte es sabroso es un ciclo de almuerzos los primeros viernes de cada mes, que combina un conversatorio de 30 minutos sobre una obra de arte con un delicioso almuerzo en el Thronson Café. En abril, el arte es sabroso presentará Una ofrenda para Dolores del Rio por Amalia Mesa-Bains. Miembros $12. No-Miembros $14. (Vale de almuerzo en la cafetería incluido en el precio).

Upcoming Topics

May 6  Quick as a Flash, David Leaped out and upon it, Howard Pyle
June 3  Summertime, Edward Hopper
July 1  Self Portrait, Edward Koren
August 5  Crying Giant, Tom Otterness
September 2  Tobacco Jars in the Form of a Bird, Robert Wallace Martin
October 7  The Springhouse, N. C. Wyeth
November 4  Enough with the Bubbles, Robert C. Jackson
December 2  Hans Brinker, Frank Earle Schoonover

Dec
8
Thu
Sketch It!
Dec 8 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Sketch It!

Stop by the galleries to sketch, doodle, and draw together, inspired by the collection. Materials provided. All ages welcome.

 

Dec
10
Sat
Winter Arts Festival
Dec 10 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Winter Arts Festival

The Museum Council’s popular Holiday House Tour will return this December. This year’s theme is Houses with History. Don’t miss the unique opportunity to tour Wilmington’s most spectacular historic homes decorated for the holidays. The Tour will coincide with the Museum’s Annual Winter Arts Festival, which will feature 20 regional artisans and live holiday music.

Details will be available this summer.

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

The Museum Council’s popular Holiday House Tour will return this December. This year’s theme is Houses with History. Don’t miss the unique opportunity to tour Wilmington’s most spectacular historic homes decorated for the holidays. The Tour will coincide with the Museum’s Annual Winter Arts Festival, which will feature 20 regional artisans and live holiday music.

Details will be available this summer.

Dec
11
Sun
Winter Arts Festival
Dec 11 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Winter Arts Festival

The Museum Council’s popular Holiday House Tour will return this December. This year’s theme is Houses with History. Don’t miss the unique opportunity to tour Wilmington’s most spectacular historic homes decorated for the holidays. The Tour will coincide with the Museum’s Annual Winter Arts Festival, which will feature 20 regional artisans and live holiday music.

Details will be available this summer.

Dec
22
Thu
Sketch It!
Dec 22 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Sketch It!

Stop by the galleries to sketch, doodle, and draw together, inspired by the collection. Materials provided. All ages welcome.

 

Jan
12
Thu
Sketch It!
Jan 12 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Sketch It!

Stop by the galleries to sketch, doodle, and draw together, inspired by the collection. Materials provided. All ages welcome.

 

Jan
26
Thu
Sketch It!
Jan 26 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Sketch It!

Stop by the galleries to sketch, doodle, and draw together, inspired by the collection. Materials provided. All ages welcome.

 

Feb
9
Thu
Sketch It!
Feb 9 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Sketch It!

Stop by the galleries to sketch, doodle, and draw together, inspired by the collection. Materials provided. All ages welcome.

 

Feb
23
Thu
Sketch It!
Feb 23 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Sketch It!

Stop by the galleries to sketch, doodle, and draw together, inspired by the collection. Materials provided. All ages welcome.

 

Mar
9
Thu
Sketch It!
Mar 9 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Sketch It!

Stop by the galleries to sketch, doodle, and draw together, inspired by the collection. Materials provided. All ages welcome.

 

Mar
23
Thu
Sketch It!
Mar 23 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Sketch It!

Stop by the galleries to sketch, doodle, and draw together, inspired by the collection. Materials provided. All ages welcome.

 

Apr
13
Thu
Sketch It!
Apr 13 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Sketch It!

Stop by the galleries to sketch, doodle, and draw together, inspired by the collection. Materials provided. All ages welcome.

 

Apr
27
Thu
Sketch It!
Apr 27 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Sketch It!

Stop by the galleries to sketch, doodle, and draw together, inspired by the collection. Materials provided. All ages welcome.

 

May
11
Thu
Sketch It!
May 11 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Sketch It!

Stop by the galleries to sketch, doodle, and draw together, inspired by the collection. Materials provided. All ages welcome.

 

May
25
Thu
Sketch It!
May 25 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Sketch It!

Stop by the galleries to sketch, doodle, and draw together, inspired by the collection. Materials provided. All ages welcome.

 

Jun
8
Thu
Sketch It!
Jun 8 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Sketch It!

Stop by the galleries to sketch, doodle, and draw together, inspired by the collection. Materials provided. All ages welcome.

 

Jun
22
Thu
Sketch It!
Jun 22 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Sketch It!

Stop by the galleries to sketch, doodle, and draw together, inspired by the collection. Materials provided. All ages welcome.

 

Jul
13
Thu
Sketch It!
Jul 13 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Sketch It!

Stop by the galleries to sketch, doodle, and draw together, inspired by the collection. Materials provided. All ages welcome.

 

Jul
27
Thu
Sketch It!
Jul 27 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Sketch It!

Stop by the galleries to sketch, doodle, and draw together, inspired by the collection. Materials provided. All ages welcome.

 

Aug
10
Thu
Sketch It!
Aug 10 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Sketch It!

Stop by the galleries to sketch, doodle, and draw together, inspired by the collection. Materials provided. All ages welcome.

 

Aug
24
Thu
Sketch It!
Aug 24 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Sketch It!

Stop by the galleries to sketch, doodle, and draw together, inspired by the collection. Materials provided. All ages welcome.

 

Sep
14
Thu
Sketch It!
Sep 14 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Sketch It!

Stop by the galleries to sketch, doodle, and draw together, inspired by the collection. Materials provided. All ages welcome.

 

Sep
28
Thu
Sketch It!
Sep 28 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Sketch It!

Stop by the galleries to sketch, doodle, and draw together, inspired by the collection. Materials provided. All ages welcome.

 

Oct
12
Thu
Sketch It!
Oct 12 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Sketch It!

Stop by the galleries to sketch, doodle, and draw together, inspired by the collection. Materials provided. All ages welcome.

 

Oct
26
Thu
Sketch It!
Oct 26 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Sketch It!

Stop by the galleries to sketch, doodle, and draw together, inspired by the collection. Materials provided. All ages welcome.

 

Nov
9
Thu
Sketch It!
Nov 9 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Sketch It!

Stop by the galleries to sketch, doodle, and draw together, inspired by the collection. Materials provided. All ages welcome.

 

Nov
23
Thu
Sketch It!
Nov 23 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Sketch It!

Stop by the galleries to sketch, doodle, and draw together, inspired by the collection. Materials provided. All ages welcome.

 

Dec
14
Thu
Sketch It!
Dec 14 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Sketch It!

Stop by the galleries to sketch, doodle, and draw together, inspired by the collection. Materials provided. All ages welcome.

 

Dec
28
Thu
Sketch It!
Dec 28 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Sketch It!

Stop by the galleries to sketch, doodle, and draw together, inspired by the collection. Materials provided. All ages welcome.

 

Jan
11
Thu
Sketch It!
Jan 11 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Sketch It!

Stop by the galleries to sketch, doodle, and draw together, inspired by the collection. Materials provided. All ages welcome.

 

Jan
25
Thu
Sketch It!
Jan 25 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Sketch It!

Stop by the galleries to sketch, doodle, and draw together, inspired by the collection. Materials provided. All ages welcome.

 

Feb
8
Thu
Sketch It!
Feb 8 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Sketch It!

Stop by the galleries to sketch, doodle, and draw together, inspired by the collection. Materials provided. All ages welcome.

 

Feb
22
Thu
Sketch It!
Feb 22 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Sketch It!

Stop by the galleries to sketch, doodle, and draw together, inspired by the collection. Materials provided. All ages welcome.

 

Mar
8
Thu
Sketch It!
Mar 8 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Sketch It!

Stop by the galleries to sketch, doodle, and draw together, inspired by the collection. Materials provided. All ages welcome.

 

Mar
22
Thu
Sketch It!
Mar 22 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Sketch It!

Stop by the galleries to sketch, doodle, and draw together, inspired by the collection. Materials provided. All ages welcome.

 

Apr
12
Thu
Sketch It!
Apr 12 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Sketch It!

Stop by the galleries to sketch, doodle, and draw together, inspired by the collection. Materials provided. All ages welcome.

 

Apr
26
Thu
Sketch It!
Apr 26 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Sketch It!

Stop by the galleries to sketch, doodle, and draw together, inspired by the collection. Materials provided. All ages welcome.

 

May
10
Thu
Sketch It!
May 10 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Sketch It!

Stop by the galleries to sketch, doodle, and draw together, inspired by the collection. Materials provided. All ages welcome.

 

May
24
Thu
Sketch It!
May 24 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Sketch It!

Stop by the galleries to sketch, doodle, and draw together, inspired by the collection. Materials provided. All ages welcome.

 

Jun
14
Thu
Sketch It!
Jun 14 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Sketch It!

Stop by the galleries to sketch, doodle, and draw together, inspired by the collection. Materials provided. All ages welcome.

 

Jun
28
Thu
Sketch It!
Jun 28 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Sketch It!

Stop by the galleries to sketch, doodle, and draw together, inspired by the collection. Materials provided. All ages welcome.