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Glory of Stories 10:30 am
Glory of Stories
May 5 @ 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. April 14 Art Dog by Thacher Hurd April 21 Planting a Rainbow by Lois Ehlert April 28 Quest by Aaron Becker May 5 Spicy Hot Colors: Colores Picantes by Sherry Shahan May 12 Mama, Do You Love Me? by Barbara M. Joosse May 19* Special Edition: Storyteller-in-Residence May 26 Rainbow Fish by Marcus Pfister June 2 Pool by...
Art is Tasty 12:00 pm
Art is Tasty
May 5 @ 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 Topics January 6: *Self-Portrait Painting Sally, Milton Avery February 3: Tar Beach 2, Faith Ringgold March 3: Glorious Guendolen’s Golden Hair and The Arming of a Knight, William Morris and Dante Gabriel Rossetti April 7:  “Demetrius, ‘Thou runaway, thou coward, art thou fled’”, W. Heath Robinson May 5: In the Park, Bernie Felch June 2: Trout Fishing, “The Screecher,” Lake Rossignol, Nova Scotia, George Luks July...
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Cathedral Choir and Rainbow Chorale of Delaware 12:00 pm
Cathedral Choir and Rainbow Chorale of Delaware
May 6 @ 12:00 pm – 1:15 pm
Cathedral Choir and Rainbow Chorale of Delaware
Museum Performance: Noon – 12:30 p.m. Labyrinth Performance: 1:00 p.m. – 1:15 p.m. 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.
Highlights Tour 1:00 pm
Highlights Tour
May 6 @ 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.
World Labyrinth Day 1:00 pm
World Labyrinth Day
May 6 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
World Labyrinth Day
Join us as we “Walk as One at 1!” 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.
Exhibition Tour 2:00 pm
Exhibition Tour
May 6 @ 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
May 7 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Kids’ Corner Creativity Hours
During Creativity Hours, families are invited to explore the new installation in Kids’ Corner, “Lenny the Ice Cream Man,” and create ice cream magnets to take home. Recommended for all ages. 
Highlights Tour 1:00 pm
Highlights Tour
May 7 @ 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.
Curator Conversations – Wonder and Whimsy: The Illustrations of W. Heath Robinson 2:00 pm
Curator Conversations – Wonder and Whimsy: The Illustrations of W. Heath Robinson
May 7 @ 2:00 pm
Curator Conversations – Wonder and Whimsy: The Illustrations of W. Heath Robinson
Join Curator Margaretta Frederick to explore the special exhibition Wonder and Whimsy: The Illustrations of W. Heath Robinson on select Sunday afternoons this spring. March 26: Humor April 23: The Illustrated Line May 7: Collection Connections
Exhibition Tour 2:00 pm
Exhibition Tour
May 7 @ 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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Members Annual Meeting 5:30 pm
Members Annual Meeting
May 10 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Members Annual Meeting
All Delaware Art Museum Members are invited to join Executive Director, Sam Sweet, and the Museum’s Board of Trustees for an informative presentation about the state of the Museum. Refreshments will be offered following the meeting. RSVP by Wednesday, May 3 to Heather Morrissey at 302.351.8526 or hmorrissey@delart.org. A quorum of Membership must be present to elect new Trustees. The Delaware Art Museum’s 2016 Annual Report will be available after May 9 here.
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Docent Open House 4:00 pm
Docent Open House
May 11 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Docent Open House
Docents are volunteer tour guides and educators who are essential to fulfilling the Museum’s educational mission. They promote the enjoyment of art through leading interactive tours and offsite presentations for a range of visitors and by facilitating hands-on art lessons for schools.  Docents are an active community of Museum Members who train together annually, learn about art from experts, and build gallery teaching skills through practice. We are seeking friendly, outgoing, art-loving people with strong interpersonal skills to apply for the fall 2017 – spring 2018 training year.  We strive to form a docent corps that reflects the rich diversity...
Shakespeare Shorts: A Performance by Delaware Shakespeare 6:00 pm
Shakespeare Shorts: A Performance by Delaware Shakespeare
May 11 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Shakespeare Shorts: A Performance by Delaware Shakespeare
Inspired by the illustrations of W. Heath Robinson, actors from the Delaware Shakespeare will perform selections from Twelfth Night, King Lear, and A Midsummer Night’s Dream in the Museum’s DuPont Auditorium.
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Glory of Stories 10:30 am
Glory of Stories
May 12 @ 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. April 14 Art Dog by Thacher Hurd April 21 Planting a Rainbow by Lois Ehlert April 28 Quest by Aaron Becker May 5 Spicy Hot Colors: Colores Picantes by Sherry Shahan May 12 Mama, Do You Love Me? by Barbara M. Joosse May 19* Special Edition: Storyteller-in-Residence May 26 Rainbow Fish by Marcus Pfister June 2 Pool by...
Clay Date 7:00 pm
Clay Date
May 12 @ 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+. 
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Yoga in the Garden 9:00 am
Yoga in the Garden
May 13 @ 9:00 am
Yoga in the Garden
Select Saturdays, May – June  Leading up to our summer exhibition, Craig Colorusso: Sound + Light, the Museum will be hosting bi-monthly yoga sessions in the Copeland Sculpture Garden. All ages welcome, some child-size mats available for use; adults please bring your own. May 13: Led by Jason Aviles of Flyogi May 27: Led by Hunter Clarke-Fields June 10: Led by Jason Aviles of Flyogi June 24: Led by Hunter Clarke-Fields
Highlights Tour 1:00 pm
Highlights Tour
May 13 @ 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.
Mother’s Day Weekend Fairy Tea 1:30 pm
Mother’s Day Weekend Fairy Tea
May 13 @ 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Mother’s Day Weekend Fairy Tea
Celebrate moms and family with a magical Fairy Tea at the Museum. Taste tiny treats while visiting with fairies and making enchanted works of art together. Transform into a fancy fairy with face painting and dance like a fairy with dancers from the Delaware Arts Conservatory.  Hot tea, lemonade, mini desserts, and fruit salad will be served. Early registration is encouraged.  A limited number of tickets will be sold at the door.
Exhibition Tour 2:00 pm
Exhibition Tour
May 13 @ 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
May 14 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Kids’ Corner Creativity Hours
During Creativity Hours, families are invited to explore the new installation in Kids’ Corner, “Lenny the Ice Cream Man,” and create ice cream magnets to take home. Recommended for all ages. 
Sunday Studio 12:00 pm
Sunday Studio
May 14 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Sunday Studio
Second Sundays 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. May 14 Art for Mom June 11 Kid-made Books July 9 Drawing Big & Bold August 13 Clay Play
Highlights Tour 1:00 pm
Highlights Tour
May 14 @ 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.
Family Tours 1:30 pm
Family Tours
May 14 @ 1:30 pm
Family Tours
Join us for interactive family tours of the Museum. Recommended for all ages.
Exhibition Tour 2:00 pm
Exhibition Tour
May 14 @ 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
May 19 @ 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. April 14 Art Dog by Thacher Hurd April 21 Planting a Rainbow by Lois Ehlert April 28 Quest by Aaron Becker May 5 Spicy Hot Colors: Colores Picantes by Sherry Shahan May 12 Mama, Do You Love Me? by Barbara M. Joosse May 19* Special Edition: Storyteller-in-Residence May 26 Rainbow Fish by Marcus Pfister June 2 Pool by...
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Highlights Tour 1:00 pm
Highlights Tour
May 20 @ 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
May 20 @ 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
May 21 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Kids’ Corner Creativity Hours
During Creativity Hours, families are invited to explore the new installation in Kids’ Corner, “Lenny the Ice Cream Man,” and create ice cream magnets to take home. Recommended for all ages. 
Highlights Tour 1:00 pm
Highlights Tour
May 21 @ 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
May 21 @ 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
May 26 @ 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. April 14 Art Dog by Thacher Hurd April 21 Planting a Rainbow by Lois Ehlert April 28 Quest by Aaron Becker May 5 Spicy Hot Colors: Colores Picantes by Sherry Shahan May 12 Mama, Do You Love Me? by Barbara M. Joosse May 19* Special Edition: Storyteller-in-Residence May 26 Rainbow Fish by Marcus Pfister June 2 Pool by...
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Yoga in the Garden 9:00 am
Yoga in the Garden
May 27 @ 9:00 am
Yoga in the Garden
Select Saturdays, May – June  Leading up to our summer exhibition, Craig Colorusso: Sound + Light, the Museum will be hosting bi-monthly yoga sessions in the Copeland Sculpture Garden. All ages welcome, some child-size mats available for use; adults please bring your own. May 13: Led by Jason Aviles of Flyogi May 27: Led by Hunter Clarke-Fields June 10: Led by Jason Aviles of Flyogi June 24: Led by Hunter Clarke-Fields
Highlights Tour 1:00 pm
Highlights Tour
May 27 @ 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
May 27 @ 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
May 28 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Kids’ Corner Creativity Hours
During Creativity Hours, families are invited to explore the new installation in Kids’ Corner, “Lenny the Ice Cream Man,” and create ice cream magnets to take home. Recommended for all ages. 
Highlights Tour 1:00 pm
Highlights Tour
May 28 @ 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
May 28 @ 1:00 pm
Spotlight Tours
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. Topics May 28 Modern Artists: New Directions Old Influences June 4 Eight against the World: John Sloan and the Ashcan School June 11 Love, Lies, and Oil Paint: British Pre-Raphaelites June 18 Howard Pyle: Giant of the Brandywine  
Exhibition Tour 2:00 pm
Exhibition Tour
May 28 @ 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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