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Glory of Stories 10:30 am
Glory of Stories
Sep 1 @ 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. June 30 Swirl by swirl by Joyce Sidman and Beth Krommes July 7 Little Blue and Little Yellow by Leo Lionni July 14 Flyaway Katie by Polly Dunbar July 21 Waiting for Wings by Lois Ehlert July 28 Going Places by Peter and Paul Reynolds Aug 4 The Artist Who Painted A Blue Horse by Eric Carle Aug 11 Little Cloud by Eric Carle...
Art is Tasty 12:00 pm
Art is Tasty
Sep 1 @ 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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Highlights Tour 1:00 pm
Highlights Tour
Sep 2 @ 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 2 @ 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
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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Connected: Re-Entry – A Performance Tribute to Veterans (Preview) 6:00 pm
Connected: Re-Entry – A Performance Tribute to Veterans (Preview)
Sep 7 @ 6:00 pm
Connected: Re-Entry – A Performance Tribute to Veterans (Preview)
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...
Robert Wittman Lecture and Book Signing 6:00 pm
Robert Wittman Lecture and Book Signing
Sep 7 @ 6:00 pm
Robert Wittman Lecture and Book Signing
A game-changing World War II narrative wrapped in a riveting detective story, The Devil’s Diary: Alfred Rosenberg and the Stolen Secrets of the Third Reich by New York Times bestselling author Robert K. Wittman, chronicles Wittman’s dramatic recovery of the long-lost private diary of Alfred Rosenberg, who, as the Nazi Party’s chief ideologue, laid the philosophical foundations for the Holocaust. Following sold out lectures in 2012 and 2014, Robert Wittman, the FBI’s National Art Crime Team founder will return to discuss his new book and the importance of the protection and recovery of manuscripts and lost artworks. The discussion will...
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Glory of Stories 10:30 am
Glory of Stories
Sep 8 @ 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. June 30 Swirl by swirl by Joyce Sidman and Beth Krommes July 7 Little Blue and Little Yellow by Leo Lionni July 14 Flyaway Katie by Polly Dunbar July 21 Waiting for Wings by Lois Ehlert July 28 Going Places by Peter and Paul Reynolds Aug 4 The Artist Who Painted A Blue Horse by Eric Carle Aug 11 Little Cloud by Eric Carle...
Clay Date 7:00 pm
Clay Date
Sep 8 @ 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
Sep 9 @ 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
Sep 9 @ 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 9 @ 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
Sep 10 @ 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. July 9 Drawing Big & Bold Aug 13 Clay Play Sept 10 Embellish It! Oct 8 Pumpkin Lanterns Nov 12 Weaving
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.
Sunday Matinee & Film Discussion: The Best of Everything (1959, 121 minutes) 1:00 pm
Sunday Matinee & Film Discussion: The Best of Everything (1959, 121 minutes)
Sep 10 @ 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Sunday Matinee & Film Discussion: The Best of Everything (1959, 121 minutes)
Discussion led by Shelly Reuben During the years before she was published, Shelly Reuben worked at various advertising agencies in New York City and experienced first-hand the excitement and drama of life as it is portrayed in The Best of Everything. In this romantic movie, three ambitious women of 1950s Manhattan contend with romantic disappointments, office politics, and the threat that their dreams for a fulfilling career will be cut short by marriage, children, and inertia. Inspired by Mac Conner’s illustrations, this screening and talk will draw comparisons between Conner’s imagery of women and the lifestyle, fashion, and careers of...
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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Glory of Stories 10:30 am
Glory of Stories
Sep 15 @ 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. June 30 Swirl by swirl by Joyce Sidman and Beth Krommes July 7 Little Blue and Little Yellow by Leo Lionni July 14 Flyaway Katie by Polly Dunbar July 21 Waiting for Wings by Lois Ehlert July 28 Going Places by Peter and Paul Reynolds Aug 4 The Artist Who Painted A Blue Horse by Eric Carle Aug 11 Little Cloud by Eric Carle...
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Highlights Tour 1:00 pm
Highlights Tour
Sep 16 @ 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 16 @ 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.
Connected: The Day Before Tomorrow Live Performance 7:00 pm
Connected: The Day Before Tomorrow Live Performance
Sep 16 @ 7:00 pm
Connected: The Day Before Tomorrow Live Performance
By Emad Jano Hemede. Dance choreographed by Diane Sharp-Nachsin and performed by SHARP Dance Company. The Day Before Tomorrow is an interactive work of art by Syrian visual artist Emad “Jano” Hemede, a former international artist-in-residence through the University of Delaware’s Art Bridging Cultures program and the English Language Insitute, with choreography by Diane Sharp-Nachsin and performed by SHARP Dance Company. Located in the outdoor labyrinth at the Delaware Art Museum, the live performance depicts the beauty of Syria and the destruction of war through a landscape of flour. In the first of two performances, Jano will use flour as a medium for creating art....
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Highlights Tour 1:00 pm
Highlights Tour
Sep 17 @ 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 17 @ 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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Summer Happy Hours 5:00 pm
Summer Happy Hours
Sep 21 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Summer Happy Hours
Now extended through October 26! Loosen up after a long day with happy hours by Toscana. Mingle with friends outside on the terrace or come indoors to tour the galleries. Dogs are welcome outside in the Copeland Sculpture Garden. Please keep all four-legged friends on a leash. **Happy Hours will take place in the Thronson Café during inclement weather. Museum galleries are open with free admission every Thursday from 4-8pm.**  
Fall Free Writes 6:30 pm
Fall Free Writes
Sep 21 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Fall Free Writes
Drop-in to the Museum galleries and explore a topic or idea through writing inspired by prompts—visual or written. These informal gatherings allow participants of all experience levels to write “in the moment” with the hope of unearthing new materials and perspectives. No writing experience required. Advanced registration recommended. Sept 21 Ekphrastic Poetry with Jane Miller – REGISTER Sept 24 Landscapes with Lisa Dill – REGSITER Oct 19 Mystery/Crime with Dennis Lawson – REGISTER Oct 29 Horror with Jessa Mendez – REGISTER
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Glory of Stories 10:30 am
Glory of Stories
Sep 22 @ 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. June 30 Swirl by swirl by Joyce Sidman and Beth Krommes July 7 Little Blue and Little Yellow by Leo Lionni July 14 Flyaway Katie by Polly Dunbar July 21 Waiting for Wings by Lois Ehlert July 28 Going Places by Peter and Paul Reynolds Aug 4 The Artist Who Painted A Blue Horse by Eric Carle Aug 11 Little Cloud by Eric Carle...
Peace Week Delaware & Fall Equinox Labyrinth Walk 6:00 pm
Peace Week Delaware & Fall Equinox Labyrinth Walk
Sep 22 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Peace Week Delaware & Fall Equinox Labyrinth Walk
Celebrate the beginning of fall and participate in Peace Week Delaware 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. Peace Week Delaware is a statewide effort to create a culture of peace and nonviolence through social, racial, and economic justice. Now in its second year, it is a project of the Movement for a Culture of Peace.
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Yoga in the Garden 9:00 am
Yoga in the Garden
Sep 23 @ 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
Sep 23 @ 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 23 @ 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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Fall Free Writes 1:00 pm
Fall Free Writes
Sep 24 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Fall Free Writes
Drop-in to the Museum galleries and explore a topic or idea through writing inspired by prompts—visual or written. These informal gatherings allow participants of all experience levels to write “in the moment” with the hope of unearthing new materials and perspectives. No writing experience required. Advanced registration recommended. Sept 21 Ekphrastic Poetry with Jane Miller – REGISTER Sept 24 Landscapes with Lisa Dill – REGSITER Oct 19 Mystery/Crime with Dennis Lawson – REGISTER Oct 29 Horror with Jessa Mendez – REGISTER
Highlights Tour 1:00 pm
Highlights Tour
Sep 24 @ 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 24 @ 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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Summer Happy Hours 5:00 pm
Summer Happy Hours
Sep 28 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Summer Happy Hours
Now extended through October 26! Loosen up after a long day with happy hours by Toscana. Mingle with friends outside on the terrace or come indoors to tour the galleries. Dogs are welcome outside in the Copeland Sculpture Garden. Please keep all four-legged friends on a leash. **Happy Hours will take place in the Thronson Café during inclement weather. Museum galleries are open with free admission every Thursday from 4-8pm.**  
Concerts on Kentmere 7:30 pm
Concerts on Kentmere
Sep 28 @ 7:30 pm
Concerts on Kentmere
In residence since 2009, Pyxis Piano Quartet is back for the 2017–2018 season of Concerts on Kentmere. The highly regarded ensemble presents relaxed, accessible evenings of chamber music in the Museum’s beautiful galleries. Each Thursday evening concert will begin with a short curator talk exploring a connection between art and music. Audiences can socialize over coffee and desserts at intermission. The Museum is open late on Thursdays and the Thronson Café serves drinks and light food before each concert. Purchase tickets online or at the door (space permitting). Learn more about Concerts on Kentmere.
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Glory of Stories 10:30 am
Glory of Stories
Sep 29 @ 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. June 30 Swirl by swirl by Joyce Sidman and Beth Krommes July 7 Little Blue and Little Yellow by Leo Lionni July 14 Flyaway Katie by Polly Dunbar July 21 Waiting for Wings by Lois Ehlert July 28 Going Places by Peter and Paul Reynolds Aug 4 The Artist Who Painted A Blue Horse by Eric Carle Aug 11 Little Cloud by Eric Carle...
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Korean Festival 11:00 am
Korean Festival
Sep 30 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
Korean Festival
Immerse yourself in traditional and modern Korean culture through art, music, dance, and food. Enjoy Korean-inspired art activities, a photo booth, Korean snack sampling, TaeKwonDo demonstrations, hands-on activities, and much more. Artwork created by students from the Delaware Korean School will be on display and Korean food provided by Kalbi Asian Bistro will be available for purchase. This family-friendly event will leave you saying Sarang-hae-yo Korea – I love Korea!  Schedule of Events 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Korean-inspired art activities, Chuseok Cha-Rae table setup (Thanksgiving Dinner), art display by students from the Delaware Korean School, Korean snack sampling, personalized Hangul...
Highlights Tour 1:00 pm
Highlights Tour
Sep 30 @ 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 30 @ 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.