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Volunteer Information Reception 5:30 pm
Volunteer Information Reception
Sep 1 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Volunteer Information Reception
Interested in volunteering? There are plenty of opportunities available. Join us at our first-ever Volunteer Information Reception on Thursday, September 1 from 5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. to learn more. Meet our staff, tour our galleries, have some refreshments, and find out how you can get involved. Volunteers assist with special events, help facilitate family arts and crafts activities, and provide support with office needs and projects. Volunteers also receive special incentives. Ages 15 and older are welcome. RSVP before August 28th and receive a free family pass. Please contact Marie Cordivano at mcordivano@delart.org or 302.351.8572 for more information.
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Glory of Stories 10:30 am
Glory of Stories
Sep 2 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Glory of Stories
Glory of Stories introduces young visitors to art and the Museum through a story reading followed by an interactive tour of relevant works of art and a studio art project. This program encourages learning through discovery, exploration, and hands-on experiences. Ages 2 and up. Sept 23 Papa Gatto by Ruth Sanderson (Guest Storyteller: Ruth Sanderson) Sept 30 The Art Lesson by Tomie dePaola Oct 7 A Tree is nice by Janice May Udry Oct 14 Mouse Paint by Ellen Stoll Walsh Oct 21 A Bad Case of Stripes by David Shannon Oct 28 The Little Old Lady Who Was Not Afraid...
Art is Tasty 12:00 pm
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). Upcoming Topics 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
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Highlights Tour 1:00 pm
Highlights Tour
Sep 3 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Highlights Tour
Docents lead public tours every weekend. On Saturdays and Sundays, there is a Highlights tour focusing on the Museum’s collection at 1:00 p.m.
Exhibition Tour 2:00 pm
Exhibition Tour
Sep 3 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Exhibition Tour
Docents lead public tours every weekend. On Saturdays and Sundays, there is a tour of a particular exhibition at 2:00 p.m.
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Kids’ Corner Creativity Hours 12:00 pm
Kids’ Corner Creativity Hours
Sep 4 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Kids' Corner Creativity Hours
Don’t miss Kaleidoscope Cove in Kids’ Corner! This interactive installation— imagined by the Museum’s first Family-in-Residence, parents Ben and Eilish Volta and their two sons Milo and Thor—explores Howard Pyle’s work through a kaleidoscopic lens. The temporary installation features a cascading paper garland waterfall and a curtain of paper gold coins, a kid-sized geometric treasure cove, and details of Pyle’s work patterned on the walls. Kaleidoscope Cove will be on view through October 30, 2016. Kids’ Corner Creativity Hours: May-October: Thursdays, 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.; Fridays, 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.; and Sundays, Noon – 3:00 p.m. During designated Creativity Hours, kids...
Highlights Tour 1:00 pm
Highlights Tour
Sep 4 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Highlights Tour
Docents lead public tours every weekend. On Saturdays and Sundays, there is a Highlights tour focusing on the Museum’s collection at 1:00 p.m.
Exhibition Tour 2:00 pm
Exhibition Tour
Sep 4 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Exhibition Tour
Docents lead public tours every weekend. On Saturdays and Sundays, there is a tour of a particular exhibition at 2:00 p.m.
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Sketch It! 4:00 pm
Sketch It!
Sep 8 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Sketch It!
Sorry, this program has been cancelled for SEPTEMBER 8. Stop by the galleries to sketch, doodle, and draw together, inspired by the collection. Materials provided. All ages welcome.  
Gallery Talk: Dark Humor 6:00 pm
Gallery Talk: Dark Humor
Sep 8 @ 6:00 pm
Gallery Talk: Dark Humor
Join the Museum’s 2015 Alfred Apple Jr. Curatorial Fellow Tiffany Barber as she shares her research and insights on contemporary black artists who employ subversive humor in their art. Registration recommended.
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Glory of Stories 10:30 am
Glory of Stories
Sep 9 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Glory of Stories
Glory of Stories introduces young visitors to art and the Museum through a story reading followed by an interactive tour of relevant works of art and a studio art project. This program encourages learning through discovery, exploration, and hands-on experiences. Ages 2 and up. Sept 23 Papa Gatto by Ruth Sanderson (Guest Storyteller: Ruth Sanderson) Sept 30 The Art Lesson by Tomie dePaola Oct 7 A Tree is nice by Janice May Udry Oct 14 Mouse Paint by Ellen Stoll Walsh Oct 21 A Bad Case of Stripes by David Shannon Oct 28 The Little Old Lady Who Was Not Afraid...
Creature Feature: Pixar Shorts in the Copeland Sculpture Garden 6:30 pm
Creature Feature: Pixar Shorts in the Copeland Sculpture Garden
Sep 9 @ 6:30 pm – 8:45 pm
Creature Feature: Pixar Shorts in the Copeland Sculpture Garden
Outdoor artmaking: 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Film: 7:30 p.m. – 8:45 p.m. Relax on the lawn and enjoy a family movie night! Join us for outside artmaking and stay to watch Pixar’s animated short films on an outdoor screen.
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Highlights Tour 1:00 pm
Highlights Tour
Sep 10 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Highlights Tour
Docents lead public tours every weekend. On Saturdays and Sundays, there is a Highlights tour focusing on the Museum’s collection at 1:00 p.m.
Spotlight Tours 1:00 pm
Spotlight Tours
Sep 10 @ 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 September 10: Howard Pyle: Giant of the Brandywine October 8: Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood Artists: Rebels with a Cause November 12: Face Off: Powerful Portraits
Exhibition Tour 2:00 pm
Exhibition Tour
Sep 10 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Exhibition Tour
Docents lead public tours every weekend. On Saturdays and Sundays, there is a tour of a particular exhibition at 2:00 p.m.
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Kids’ Corner Creativity Hours 12:00 pm
Kids’ Corner Creativity Hours
Sep 11 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Kids' Corner Creativity Hours
Don’t miss Kaleidoscope Cove in Kids’ Corner! This interactive installation— imagined by the Museum’s first Family-in-Residence, parents Ben and Eilish Volta and their two sons Milo and Thor—explores Howard Pyle’s work through a kaleidoscopic lens. The temporary installation features a cascading paper garland waterfall and a curtain of paper gold coins, a kid-sized geometric treasure cove, and details of Pyle’s work patterned on the walls. Kaleidoscope Cove will be on view through October 30, 2016. Kids’ Corner Creativity Hours: May-October: Thursdays, 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.; Fridays, 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.; and Sundays, Noon – 3:00 p.m. During designated Creativity Hours, kids...
Dark Humor Panel Discussion: Peter Williams, Lori Crawford, and Tiffany Barber 1:00 pm
Dark Humor Panel Discussion: Peter Williams, Lori Crawford, and Tiffany Barber
Sep 11 @ 1:00 pm
Dark Humor Panel Discussion: Peter Williams, Lori Crawford, and Tiffany Barber
Join artists Peter Williams and Lori Crawford and the Museum’s Alfred Appel Jr. Curatorial Fellow Tiffany Barber for a profound discussion around how contemporary black artists use subversive humor in art. This panel is moderated by Julie McGee, the University of Delaware’s, Associate Professor of Black American Studies and former University Museums’ Curator of African American Art (2008-16).  Panelists will discuss their work and address themes represented in the exhibition Dark Humor that question history, identity, viewer expectations, and the currency of cultural and racial stereotypes.
Exhibition Tour 2:00 pm
Exhibition Tour
Sep 11 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Exhibition Tour
Docents lead public tours every weekend. On Saturdays and Sundays, there is a tour of a particular exhibition at 2:00 p.m.
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Bus Trip to the Baltimore Museum of Art
Bus Trip to the Baltimore Museum of Art
Sep 15 all-day
Bus Trip to the Baltimore Museum of Art
Join fellow Members of Delaware Art Museum for a special opportunity to visit the newly renovated Baltimore Museum of Art.  Members are invited to travel by motor coach from Delaware Art Museum to the BMA to enjoy an intimate docent-led tour of their American and Contemporary galleries, a four course lunch at their award-winning restaurant, Gertrudes, and free time to roam their other galleries, including their renowned Cone Collection, and sculpture gardens.  The bus will depart the Delaware Art Museum at 9:00 a.m. and will depart the BMA for return to Delaware Art Museum at 4:00 p.m. Space is limited....
Performance by The New Yorker Cartoonist Emily Flake 6:00 pm
Performance by The New Yorker Cartoonist Emily Flake
Sep 15 @ 6:00 pm
Performance by The New Yorker Cartoonist Emily Flake
Delve into the world of cartoonist Emily Flake. Flake will perform live comedy and share her cartoons.
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Glory of Stories 10:30 am
Glory of Stories
Sep 16 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Glory of Stories
Glory of Stories introduces young visitors to art and the Museum through a story reading followed by an interactive tour of relevant works of art and a studio art project. This program encourages learning through discovery, exploration, and hands-on experiences. Ages 2 and up. Sept 23 Papa Gatto by Ruth Sanderson (Guest Storyteller: Ruth Sanderson) Sept 30 The Art Lesson by Tomie dePaola Oct 7 A Tree is nice by Janice May Udry Oct 14 Mouse Paint by Ellen Stoll Walsh Oct 21 A Bad Case of Stripes by David Shannon Oct 28 The Little Old Lady Who Was Not Afraid...
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Korean Festival & Harvest Celebration 11:00 am
Korean Festival & Harvest Celebration
Sep 17 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
Korean Festival & Harvest Celebration
Participate in a cultural exchange with activities and performances exploring both traditional and modern Korean culture and celebrating the Korean Thanksgiving, Chuseok. Recommended for all ages. 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.
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Kids’ Corner Creativity Hours 12:00 pm
Kids’ Corner Creativity Hours
Sep 18 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Kids' Corner Creativity Hours
Don’t miss Kaleidoscope Cove in Kids’ Corner! This interactive installation— imagined by the Museum’s first Family-in-Residence, parents Ben and Eilish Volta and their two sons Milo and Thor—explores Howard Pyle’s work through a kaleidoscopic lens. The temporary installation features a cascading paper garland waterfall and a curtain of paper gold coins, a kid-sized geometric treasure cove, and details of Pyle’s work patterned on the walls. Kaleidoscope Cove will be on view through October 30, 2016. Kids’ Corner Creativity Hours: May-October: Thursdays, 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.; Fridays, 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.; and Sundays, Noon – 3:00 p.m. During designated Creativity Hours, kids...
Highlights Tour 1:00 pm
Highlights Tour
Sep 18 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Highlights Tour
Docents lead public tours every weekend. On Saturdays and Sundays, there is a Highlights tour focusing on the Museum’s collection at 1:00 p.m.
Exhibition Tour 2:00 pm
Exhibition Tour
Sep 18 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Exhibition Tour
Docents lead public tours every weekend. On Saturdays and Sundays, there is a tour of a particular exhibition at 2:00 p.m.
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Sketch It! 4:00 pm
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.  
Fall Equinox Labyrinth Walk 6:00 pm
Fall Equinox Labyrinth Walk
Sep 22 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Fall Equinox Labyrinth Walk
Celebrate the beginning of fall with a walk in the Labyrinth in the Anthony N. Fusco Reservoir! There is no fee for this program, but donations are accepted to help maintain the Museum’s labyrinth.
Film Screening and Discussion: Bamboozled — CANCELED 6:00 pm
Film Screening and Discussion: Bamboozled — CANCELED
Sep 22 @ 6:00 pm
Film Screening and Discussion: Bamboozled -- CANCELED
Written and directed by Spike Lee, Bamboozled is a satirical film about a modern televised minstrel show featuring black actors donning blackface makeup and the violent fallout from the show’s success. Exhibiting artist and University of Delaware Art and Design professor Peter Williams will facilitate a discussion around themes represented in the film and Museum exhibition Dark Humor. (2000, 135 minutes; rated R). Food available for purchase in the Thronson Cafe.
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IX Preview Weekend
IX Preview Weekend
Sep 23 all-day
IX Preview Weekend
Online ticket sales will end at 4pm on Friday, September 23. Tickets for the weekend must be purchased onsite after that time. Imaginative Realism combines classical painting techniques with narrative subjects, focusing on the unreal, the unseen, and the impossible. In partnership with IX Arts organizers, the Delaware Art Museum will host the first IX Preview Weekend, celebrating Imaginative Realism and to kick off IX9–the annual groundbreaking art show, symposium, and celebration dedicated solely to the genre. Imaginative Realism is the cutting edge of contemporary painting and illustration and often includes themes related to science fiction and fantasy movies, games, and books. A...
Glory of Stories 10:30 am
Glory of Stories
Sep 23 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Glory of Stories
Glory of Stories introduces young visitors to art and the Museum through a story reading followed by an interactive tour of relevant works of art and a studio art project. This program encourages learning through discovery, exploration, and hands-on experiences. Ages 2 and up. Sept 23 Papa Gatto by Ruth Sanderson (Guest Storyteller: Ruth Sanderson) Sept 30 The Art Lesson by Tomie dePaola Oct 7 A Tree is nice by Janice May Udry Oct 14 Mouse Paint by Ellen Stoll Walsh Oct 21 A Bad Case of Stripes by David Shannon Oct 28 The Little Old Lady Who Was Not Afraid...
IX Preview Weekend: Kick-off Party 6:00 pm
IX Preview Weekend: Kick-off Party
Sep 23 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
IX Preview Weekend: Kick-off Party
Celebrate fantasy and science fiction with this after-hours outdoor event! The night will include fantasy-inspired live sketching with Dr. Sketchy’s models clad in costumes, music, over 12 Rolling Revolution food trucks, and activities for kids. Cash bar. Kids 6 and under are free. Cosplay is encouraged for guests (no weapons, please). If you have cosplay parts that extend from the body, we ask that you check them in our coatroom before entering gallery spaces so we can keep the Museum’s artwork and other guests safe. Online ticket sales will end at 4pm on Friday, September 23. Tickets for the weekend...
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IX Preview Weekend
IX Preview Weekend
Sep 24 all-day
IX Preview Weekend
Online ticket sales will end at 4pm on Friday, September 23. Tickets for the weekend must be purchased onsite after that time. Imaginative Realism combines classical painting techniques with narrative subjects, focusing on the unreal, the unseen, and the impossible. In partnership with IX Arts organizers, the Delaware Art Museum will host the first IX Preview Weekend, celebrating Imaginative Realism and to kick off IX9–the annual groundbreaking art show, symposium, and celebration dedicated solely to the genre. Imaginative Realism is the cutting edge of contemporary painting and illustration and often includes themes related to science fiction and fantasy movies, games, and books. A...
NEW! Glory of Stories Saturdays 10:30 am
NEW! Glory of Stories Saturdays
Sep 24 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
NEW! Glory of Stories Saturdays
Fourth Saturday of the month Can’t make it to Friday’s Glory of Stories program? Join us on the fourth Saturday each month in 2016 instead! Glory of Stories introduces young visitors to art and the Museum through a story reading followed by an interactive tour of relevant works of art and a studio art project. This program encourages learning through discovery, exploration, and hands-on experiences. Ages 2 and up.  July 23 Yesterday I had the Blues by Jeron Ashford Frame Aug 27 Miss Rumphius by Barbara Cooney Sept 24 Papa Gatto by Ruth Sanderson Oct 22 A Bad Case of Stripes by David Shannon...
IX Preview Weekend: Outdoor Film – Star Wars: The Force Awakens 7:00 pm
IX Preview Weekend: Outdoor Film – Star Wars: The Force Awakens
Sep 24 @ 7:00 pm
IX Preview Weekend: Outdoor Film – Star Wars: The Force Awakens
Picnic in the Copeland Sculpture Garden and enjoy a special outdoor screening of Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015, 136 minutes, rated PG-13). Blankets and chairs are encouraged. Drinks, popcorn, and dinner available in the Thronson Café. Cash bar. Cosplay is encouraged for guests (no weapons, please). If you have cosplay parts that extend from the body, we ask that you check them in our coatroom before entering gallery spaces so we can keep the Museum’s artwork and other guests safe. The Museum’s galleries will close at 4pm on Saturday, September 24. About IX Preview Weekend September 23 – 25...
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IX Preview Weekend
IX Preview Weekend
Sep 25 all-day
IX Preview Weekend
Online ticket sales will end at 4pm on Friday, September 23. Tickets for the weekend must be purchased onsite after that time. Imaginative Realism combines classical painting techniques with narrative subjects, focusing on the unreal, the unseen, and the impossible. In partnership with IX Arts organizers, the Delaware Art Museum will host the first IX Preview Weekend, celebrating Imaginative Realism and to kick off IX9–the annual groundbreaking art show, symposium, and celebration dedicated solely to the genre. Imaginative Realism is the cutting edge of contemporary painting and illustration and often includes themes related to science fiction and fantasy movies, games, and books. A...
Kids’ Corner Creativity Hours 12:00 pm
Kids’ Corner Creativity Hours
Sep 25 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Kids' Corner Creativity Hours
Don’t miss Kaleidoscope Cove in Kids’ Corner! This interactive installation— imagined by the Museum’s first Family-in-Residence, parents Ben and Eilish Volta and their two sons Milo and Thor—explores Howard Pyle’s work through a kaleidoscopic lens. The temporary installation features a cascading paper garland waterfall and a curtain of paper gold coins, a kid-sized geometric treasure cove, and details of Pyle’s work patterned on the walls. Kaleidoscope Cove will be on view through October 30, 2016. Kids’ Corner Creativity Hours: May-October: Thursdays, 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.; Fridays, 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.; and Sundays, Noon – 3:00 p.m. During designated Creativity Hours, kids...
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Gallery DeTours 6:00 pm
Gallery DeTours
Sep 29 @ 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. August 25: Snapshot – See 10 works of art in 30 minutes on this high-energy tour. September...
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Glory of Stories 10:30 am
Glory of Stories
Sep 30 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Glory of Stories
Glory of Stories introduces young visitors to art and the Museum through a story reading followed by an interactive tour of relevant works of art and a studio art project. This program encourages learning through discovery, exploration, and hands-on experiences. Ages 2 and up. Sept 23 Papa Gatto by Ruth Sanderson (Guest Storyteller: Ruth Sanderson) Sept 30 The Art Lesson by Tomie dePaola Oct 7 A Tree is nice by Janice May Udry Oct 14 Mouse Paint by Ellen Stoll Walsh Oct 21 A Bad Case of Stripes by David Shannon Oct 28 The Little Old Lady Who Was Not Afraid...