Adult Programs

Jul
10
Fri
Clay Date
Jul 10 @ 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.

Jul
11
Sat
Clay Printing with Mitch Lyons
Jul 11 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Lyons, Mitch Untitled

Untitled, c. 1980s. Mitch Lyons (born 1938). Clay monoprint, 27 x 25 inches. Delaware Art Museum, Gift of the artist, 2012. © Mitch Lyons.

Guest artist Mitch Lyons will demonstrate this unique art form that combines printmaking with ceramic techniques using colored clay and slips. Get ready to use clay in a very different way! This workshop is presented in conjunction with the exhibition Dream Streets: Art in Wilmington 1970–1990. Mitch Lyons’ work will also be on display in the show.

All supplies provided. All levels. Preregistration required.

For more Studio Art Workshops and classes, click here.

Jul
12
Sun
Member’s Ice Cream Social
Jul 12 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Member’s Ice Cream Social

Members Only

Join your fellow Museum Members for a relaxing afternoon of Woodside Farm Creamery ice cream on the Museum’s North Terrace. Kids and their families are invited to make ice cream-inspired art during Sunday Studio in the Bank of America Education Wing and a Docent-led tour will be available at 2:00 p.m.

Jul
16
Thu
Wilmington Artists Gallery Talks
Jul 16 @ 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.

July 16: Photography with Terence Roberts, Flash Rosenberg, and Norma Calabro

August 20: Painting in the 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

Jul
18
Sat
The Choreography of Debra Loewen: Indoor/Outdoor
Jul 18 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

DebraLoewenDebra Loewen left her mark on Wilmington when she taught at the University of Delaware in the 1970s and founded her first company, New Space, which specialized in site-specific choreography, with performances in buildings, public spaces, and natural settings. Loewen is the founder and artistic director of Wild Space Dance Company in Wisconsin and returns to Wilmington with choreographies that use the Delaware Art Museum’s indoor and outdoor spaces as settings for exciting movement and creative exploration. Performances will be led by dancer and educator A.T. Moffett and ensemble.

Dreamstreets: A Literary Reading
Jul 18 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Dreamstreets was the seminal arts and literary journal of Wilmington from 1977 to 2001, publishing experimental poetry, fiction, and artwork by Bob Chartowich, John Hickey, Suzanne Michelle, Lew Bennett, Diane Wolf, e. jean lanyon, Steven Leech, and many others. This reading will feature several of the original Dreamstreets authors as well as Wilmington’s newest literary stars.  The Museum partnered with Steven Leech and local writer and artists to release the 51st issue of this groundbreaking publication. Click here to download.

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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Jul
23
Thu
Wilmington Film Festival with Geo. Stewart
Jul 23 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Wilmington Film Festival with Geo. Stewart

Film was an important area of experimentation for Wilmington artists of the 1970s and 1980s. Hosted by noted Wilmington filmmaker Geo. Stewart, this one-night festival will screen classics of Wilmington avant-garde cinema, including Flash Rosenburg’s legendary Pulse of Desire, Courage by Mark Marquisee and Jerry Millstein, and Stewart’s own Thoth, which will feature live musical accompaniment by Paul Woznicki.

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).

May 1: Marooned, Howard Pyle
June 5: The Labyrinth (This tour will take place in the Museum’s Labyrinth. Please wear comfortable shoes.)
July 3: ALEGRIA INVADE AS RUAS/HAPPINESS INVADES THE 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

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.

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
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.

July 16: Photography with Terence Roberts, Flash Rosenberg, and Norma Calabro

August 20: Painting in the 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).

May 1: Marooned, Howard Pyle
June 5: The Labyrinth (This tour will take place in the Museum’s Labyrinth. Please wear comfortable shoes.)
July 3: ALEGRIA INVADE AS RUAS/HAPPINESS INVADES THE 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

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.

July 16: Photography with Terence Roberts, Flash Rosenberg, and Norma Calabro

August 20: Painting in the 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
Art is Social: Dream Streets Festival

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 Wilmington artists and musicians 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!

More information to be announced this summer. Check back later for details.

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).

May 1: Marooned, Howard Pyle
June 5: The Labyrinth (This tour will take place in the Museum’s Labyrinth. Please wear comfortable shoes.)
July 3: ALEGRIA INVADE AS RUAS/HAPPINESS INVADES THE 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
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).

May 1: Marooned, Howard Pyle
June 5: The Labyrinth (This tour will take place in the Museum’s Labyrinth. Please wear comfortable shoes.)
July 3: ALEGRIA INVADE AS RUAS/HAPPINESS INVADES THE 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
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).

May 1: Marooned, Howard Pyle
June 5: The Labyrinth (This tour will take place in the Museum’s Labyrinth. Please wear comfortable shoes.)
July 3: ALEGRIA INVADE AS RUAS/HAPPINESS INVADES THE 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