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Día de los Muertos Luminaria Labyrinth Walk 6:00 pm
Día de los Muertos Luminaria Labyrinth Walk
Nov 2 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Día de los Muertos Luminaria Labyrinth Walk
Celebrate Día de los Muertos—the traditional Mexican holiday honoring ancestors and friends who have passed—with a labyrinth walk in the Anthony N. Fusco Reservoir illuminated by tea lights. There is no fee for this program, but donations are accepted to help maintain the Museum’s Labyrinth.
Inside Look Series: Sloan’s Self-Portraits 6:00 pm
Inside Look Series: Sloan’s Self-Portraits
Nov 2 @ 6:00 pm
Inside Look Series: Sloan’s Self-Portraits
Get a closer look and explore how John Sloan’s self-portraits reveal the ways in which he worked to craft his own identity amid changing ideas about the role of the artist in society. A graduate student from the University of Delaware will lead an in-depth conversation in the galleries with visitors.
Symposium & Public Talks: International Perspectives in the Era of John Sloan and the Ashcan School 6:00 pm
Symposium & Public Talks: International Perspectives in the Era of John Sloan and the Ashcan School
Nov 2 @ 6:00 pm
Symposium & Public Talks: International Perspectives in the Era of John Sloan and the Ashcan School
John Sloan never traveled outside the United States. He was exposed to other cultures through friends who studied abroad, international art exhibitions, the transatlantic trade in prints and publications, and immigrants living in the U.S. This symposium will shed light on the international exchange of art and ideas that influenced the work of Sloan and his circle and shaped American art during his career. Leading scholars will explore the global conversations that inflected the work and critical reception of Sloan and his contemporaries. Symposium supported by the Delaware Humanities Forum. Schedule for Thursday, November 2 Free admission and open to...
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Symposium & Public Talks: International Perspectives in the Era of John Sloan and the Ashcan School 9:00 am
Symposium & Public Talks: International Perspectives in the Era of John Sloan and the Ashcan School
Nov 3 @ 9:00 am – 6:30 pm
Symposium & Public Talks: International Perspectives in the Era of John Sloan and the Ashcan School
John Sloan never traveled outside the United States. He was exposed to other cultures through friends who studied abroad, international art exhibitions, the transatlantic trade in prints and publications, and immigrants living in the U.S. This symposium will shed light on the international exchange of art and ideas that influenced the work of Sloan and his circle and shaped American art during his career. Leading scholars will explore the global conversations that inflected the work and critical reception of Sloan and his contemporaries. Symposium supported by the Delaware Humanities Forum. Schedule for Thursday, November 2 Free admission and open to...
Glory of Stories 10:30 am
Glory of Stories
Nov 3 @ 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. Nov 3 Weaving the Rainbow by George Ella Lyon Nov 10 Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak Nov 17 The Little Yellow Leaf by Carin Berger Nov 24 A Plump and Perky Turkey by Teresa Bateman December 1 Zin! Zin! Zin! A Violin by Marjorie Priceman December 8 Not a Box by Antoinette Portis December 15 Ada...
Art is Tasty 12:00 pm
Art is Tasty
Nov 3 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Art is Tasty
First Fridays of the month. This noon-time lunch series on the first Friday of every month 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). 2017-18 Topics Click on the the dates below to register. December 1: The Burning Ship and An Attack on a Galleon, Howard Pyle January 5: Reclining Nude, Abraham S. Baylinson February 2: Tobias Curing his Father’s Blindness, Benjamin West March 2: Toilet of a Roman Lady, Simeon Soloman April 6: Trees in a Lane, John Ruskin, and Sycamore Tree, Andrew Wyeth May 4: Eleanor of...
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Yoga in the Garden 9:00 am
Yoga in the Garden
Nov 4 @ 9:00 am
Yoga in the Garden
Back by popular demand, we are continuing Yoga in the Garden every other Saturday at 9:00 a.m. through November 4th rain or shine. Join us outside in the Copeland Sculpture Garden for drop-in yoga sessions led by local yogis. All ages welcome, some mats available for use. The Thronson Café will open at 10:00 a.m. with a selection of healthy breakfast and snack options. Make a morning of it and enjoy a smoothie or a cup of coffee on the Terrace after your practice. September 9 — Led by Hunter Clarke-Fields September 23 — Led by FLYOGI October 7 — Led by FLYOGI...
Highlights Tour 1:00 pm
Highlights Tour
Nov 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
Nov 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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Weaving Demonstrations 11:00 am
Weaving Demonstrations
Nov 5 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Weaving Demonstrations
Visit with artists from the Harmony Weaving Guild and watch as they demonstrate weaving on the loom. In the “Outlooks” gallery unless otherwise noted. November 5 11:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. November 12 12:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.* November 19 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. December 9 11:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. January 7 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. *In front of Museum Store
Highlights Tour 1:00 pm
Highlights Tour
Nov 5 @ 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.
Inside Look Series: Sloan’s Self-Portraits 1:00 pm
Inside Look Series: Sloan’s Self-Portraits
Nov 5 @ 1:00 pm
Inside Look Series: Sloan’s Self-Portraits
Get a closer look and explore how John Sloan’s self-portraits reveal the ways in which he worked to craft his own identity amid changing ideas about the role of the artist in society. A graduate student from the University of Delaware will lead an in-depth conversation in the galleries with visitors.
Exhibition Tour 2:00 pm
Exhibition Tour
Nov 5 @ 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.
Highlights Tour 2:00 pm
Highlights Tour
Nov 5 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 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.
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Museum Council Sponsored Bus Trip to the National Art Gallery, Washington, D. C.
Museum Council Sponsored Bus Trip to the National Art Gallery, Washington, D. C.
Nov 8 all-day
Museum Council Sponsored Bus Trip to the National Art Gallery, Washington, D. C.
Enjoy a self-guided tour of the “Vermeer and Masters of Genre Painting” exhibition. This landmark exhibition examines the artistic exchanges among Johannes Vermeer and his contemporaries from 1650 to 1675, when they reached the height of their technical ability and mastery of depictions of domestic life. The exhibition brings together some 65 works by Vermeer and his fellow painters of the Dutch Golden Age. After lunch (on your own) at one of five restaurants offered at the National Gallery, gather for a 50-minute slideshow presentation.  Registration and payment must be received no later than October 23, 2017. Itinerary 7:30 a.m. Depart...
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Connected Open House 5:00 pm
Connected Open House
Nov 9 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Connected Open House
Connected is an innovative series that engages local creative community members to produce art-based programs at the Museum or offsite. The Museum is hosting its third annual Open House for fellow community leaders and groups to network, share skills, and brainstorm ideas for programming in 2018. Advanced registration recommended.  Connected Series Connected features events produced by the community, for the community. All events are free and open to the public. Connected events take place at the Museum, unless otherwise noted. Learn more.
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Glory of Stories 10:30 am
Glory of Stories
Nov 10 @ 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. Nov 3 Weaving the Rainbow by George Ella Lyon Nov 10 Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak Nov 17 The Little Yellow Leaf by Carin Berger Nov 24 A Plump and Perky Turkey by Teresa Bateman December 1 Zin! Zin! Zin! A Violin by Marjorie Priceman December 8 Not a Box by Antoinette Portis December 15 Ada...
Clay Date 7:00 pm
Clay Date
Nov 10 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Clay Date
Clay Date is back! 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 that the Museum will glaze. No experience necessary; beer, wine, and light refreshments provided. Must be 21+. 
Connected: Re-Entry – A Performance Tribute to Veterans (Performance) 7:00 pm
Connected: Re-Entry – A Performance Tribute to Veterans (Performance)
Nov 10 @ 7:00 pm
Connected: Re-Entry – A Performance Tribute to Veterans (Performance) @ the baby grand
Presented by A.T. Moffett and the Delaware Division of the Arts at the baby grand Re-Entry – A Performance Tribute to Veterans is a Delaware Division of the Arts supported project directed and choreographed by 2017 fellowship recipient A.T. Moffett. This dynamic performance piece begins with WWII and moves forward in time to present day military operations. Re-Entry blends dance choreography, original music, historic artifacts, and literary research with storytelling based on interviews with veterans and their families. Prior to the performance at the baby grand, there will be an informal preview and a workshop with veterans and the public...
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Highlights Tour 1:00 pm
Highlights Tour
Nov 11 @ 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
Nov 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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Sunday Studio 12:00 pm
Sunday Studio
Nov 12 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Sunday Studio
Each month, adults and children can create art together and experiment with new materials, techniques, and themes in the Bank of America Education Wing Studios—no reservations required! This series is sponsored by AT&T. Recommended for ages 6+ and adults. November 12 Weaving December 10 Clay Ornaments January 14 Travel the USA February 11 Prints and Patterns
Weaving Demonstrations 12:30 pm
Weaving Demonstrations
Nov 12 @ 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm
Weaving Demonstrations
Visit with artists from the Harmony Weaving Guild and watch as they demonstrate weaving on the loom. In the “Outlooks” gallery unless otherwise noted. November 5 11:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. November 12 12:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.* November 19 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. December 9 11:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. January 7 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. *In front of Museum Store
Highlights Tour 1:00 pm
Highlights Tour
Nov 12 @ 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
Nov 12 @ 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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Glory of Stories 10:30 am
Glory of Stories
Nov 17 @ 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. Nov 3 Weaving the Rainbow by George Ella Lyon Nov 10 Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak Nov 17 The Little Yellow Leaf by Carin Berger Nov 24 A Plump and Perky Turkey by Teresa Bateman December 1 Zin! Zin! Zin! A Violin by Marjorie Priceman December 8 Not a Box by Antoinette Portis December 15 Ada...
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Highlights Tour 1:00 pm
Highlights Tour
Nov 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
Nov 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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Highlights Tour 1:00 pm
Highlights Tour
Nov 19 @ 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.
Weaving Demonstrations 1:00 pm
Weaving Demonstrations
Nov 19 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Weaving Demonstrations
Visit with artists from the Harmony Weaving Guild and watch as they demonstrate weaving on the loom. In the “Outlooks” gallery unless otherwise noted. November 5 11:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. November 12 12:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.* November 19 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. December 9 11:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. January 7 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. *In front of Museum Store
Exhibition Tour 2:00 pm
Exhibition Tour
Nov 19 @ 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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Glory of Stories 10:30 am
Glory of Stories
Nov 24 @ 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. Nov 3 Weaving the Rainbow by George Ella Lyon Nov 10 Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak Nov 17 The Little Yellow Leaf by Carin Berger Nov 24 A Plump and Perky Turkey by Teresa Bateman December 1 Zin! Zin! Zin! A Violin by Marjorie Priceman December 8 Not a Box by Antoinette Portis December 15 Ada...
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Highlights Tour 1:00 pm
Highlights Tour
Nov 25 @ 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
Nov 25 @ 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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Highlights Tour 1:00 pm
Highlights Tour
Nov 26 @ 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
Nov 26 @ 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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End-of-Year Writers’ Gathering and Celebration 6:00 pm
End-of-Year Writers’ Gathering and Celebration
Nov 30 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
End-of-Year Writers’ Gathering and Celebration
Celebrate and connect with writers from the 2017 Wilmington Writers Conference and Fall Free Writes! Participants are encouraged to form a critique or writing group with fellow writers and bring their own writing to share with colleagues or read aloud during an open mic session. Participants will also learn how they can get involved with planning writing events for 2018. Beer, wine, and food available for purchase in the Museum Café. Advanced registration recommended.