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Glory of Stories 10:30 am
Glory of Stories
Mar 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. Jan 20 The Museum by Susan Verde Jan 27 Lanterns and Firecrackers: A Chinese New Year Story by Jonny Zucker Feb 3 Regina’s Big Mistake by Marissa Moss Feb 10 Somebody Loves You, Mr. Hatch by Eileen Spinelli Feb 17 Oh, the Places You’ll Go! by Dr. Suess Feb 24 Go, Shapes, Go! by Denise Fleming March...
Art is Tasty 12:00 pm
Art is Tasty
Mar 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 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...
Wonder and Whimsy Members Preview 6:00 pm
Wonder and Whimsy Members Preview
Mar 3 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Wonder and Whimsy Members Preview
Members and their guests only Celebrate the opening of Wonder and Whimsy: The Illustrations of W. Heath Robinson. Join Members and their guests as the Museum is magically transformed into the Shakespearean woods and palaces featured in several of Robinson’s illustrations. Actors from the Delaware Shakespeare Festival will offer readings from Twelfth Night, King Lear, and A Midsummer Night’s Dream. 
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Highlights Tour 1:00 pm
Highlights Tour
Mar 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
Mar 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.
From Bag-Bird to Blue-Beard: W. Heath Robinson and the Trans-Atlantic Gift Book Craze, 1902–1921 2:00 pm
From Bag-Bird to Blue-Beard: W. Heath Robinson and the Trans-Atlantic Gift Book Craze, 1902–1921
Mar 4 @ 2:00 pm
From Bag-Bird to Blue-Beard: W. Heath Robinson and the Trans-Atlantic Gift Book Craze, 1902–1921
Collector Eric Holzenberg will explore W. Heath Robinson’s significant contribution to the gift book phenomenon in works he illustrated and wrote, including The Adventures of Uncle Lubin (1902) and Perrault’s Old-Time Stories (1921). He will also discuss Robinson’s contribution to luxury color plate books produced for British and American markets. Free with Museum admission. Image: Second Adventure – The Air-Ship. The Aeronaut, 1902, from The Adventures of Uncle Lubin (London: Grant Richards, 1902). William Heath Robinson (1872–1944). Pen and ink, with watercolor, 9 13/16 × 7 11/16 inches. The William Heath Robinson Trust.
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Highlights Tour 1:00 pm
Highlights Tour
Mar 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.
Exhibition Tour 2:00 pm
Exhibition Tour
Mar 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.
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Glory of Stories 10:30 am
Glory of Stories
Mar 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. Jan 20 The Museum by Susan Verde Jan 27 Lanterns and Firecrackers: A Chinese New Year Story by Jonny Zucker Feb 3 Regina’s Big Mistake by Marissa Moss Feb 10 Somebody Loves You, Mr. Hatch by Eileen Spinelli Feb 17 Oh, the Places You’ll Go! by Dr. Suess Feb 24 Go, Shapes, Go! by Denise Fleming March...
Clay Date 7:00 pm
Clay Date
Mar 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+. 
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Highlights Tour 1:00 pm
Highlights Tour
Mar 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
Mar 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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Kids’ Corner Family-in-Residence Opening Reception 12:00 pm
Kids’ Corner Family-in-Residence Opening Reception
Mar 12 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Kids’ Corner Family-in-Residence Opening Reception
Kids’ Corner Family-in-Residence: The Smiths Introducing the Museum’s second resident family, the Smiths! Daniel, Elin, Lilly (age 17), Ida (age 13), and Lukas (age 8) are a creative and musical family from southern New Jersey. In addition to being visual artists, the whole family is a part of the American rock band Danielson Famile. Over the winter, the Smiths imagined an interactive three-dimensional story titled “Lenny the Ice Cream Man”. The story unfolds throughout the space and visitors are invited to play a part. Families can explore an ice cream truck set within a Wilmington neighborhood; contribute drawings to an...
Sunday Studio 12:00 pm
Sunday Studio
Mar 12 @ 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. February 12 Tiny Treasures March 12 Storybook illustration April 9 Wearable art May 14 Art for Mom
Highlights Tour 1:00 pm
Highlights Tour
Mar 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.
Family Tours 1:30 pm
Family Tours
Mar 12 @ 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
Mar 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
Mar 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. Jan 20 The Museum by Susan Verde Jan 27 Lanterns and Firecrackers: A Chinese New Year Story by Jonny Zucker Feb 3 Regina’s Big Mistake by Marissa Moss Feb 10 Somebody Loves You, Mr. Hatch by Eileen Spinelli Feb 17 Oh, the Places You’ll Go! by Dr. Suess Feb 24 Go, Shapes, Go! by Denise Fleming March...
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Highlights Tour 1:00 pm
Highlights Tour
Mar 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
Mar 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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Kids’ Corner Creativity Hours 12:00 pm
Kids’ Corner Creativity Hours
Mar 19 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Kids’ Corner Creativity Hours
During Creativity Hours, families are invited to explore the new installation in Kids’ Corner and create a special project to take home. Recommended for all ages.
Highlights Tour 1:00 pm
Highlights Tour
Mar 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.
Exhibition Tour 2:00 pm
Exhibition Tour
Mar 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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Spring Equinox Labyrinth Walk 1:00 pm
Spring Equinox Labyrinth Walk
Mar 20 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Spring Equinox Labyrinth Walk
Slow down, settle your mind, and step into the quietude of the Museum’s Labyrinth in the Anthony N. Fusco Reservoir for the Spring Equinox. Labyrinth programs are free, but donations are accepted to help maintain the Museum’s Labyrinth.
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Glory of Stories 10:30 am
Glory of Stories
Mar 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. Jan 20 The Museum by Susan Verde Jan 27 Lanterns and Firecrackers: A Chinese New Year Story by Jonny Zucker Feb 3 Regina’s Big Mistake by Marissa Moss Feb 10 Somebody Loves You, Mr. Hatch by Eileen Spinelli Feb 17 Oh, the Places You’ll Go! by Dr. Suess Feb 24 Go, Shapes, Go! by Denise Fleming March...
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Highlights Tour 1:00 pm
Highlights Tour
Mar 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
Mar 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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Kids’ Corner Creativity Hours 12:00 pm
Kids’ Corner Creativity Hours
Mar 26 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Kids’ Corner Creativity Hours
During Creativity Hours, families are invited to explore the new installation in Kids’ Corner and create a special project to take home. Recommended for all ages.
Highlights Tour 1:00 pm
Highlights Tour
Mar 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.
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
Mar 26 @ 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
Mar 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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Glory of Stories 10:30 am
Glory of Stories
Mar 31 @ 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. Jan 20 The Museum by Susan Verde Jan 27 Lanterns and Firecrackers: A Chinese New Year Story by Jonny Zucker Feb 3 Regina’s Big Mistake by Marissa Moss Feb 10 Somebody Loves You, Mr. Hatch by Eileen Spinelli Feb 17 Oh, the Places You’ll Go! by Dr. Suess Feb 24 Go, Shapes, Go! by Denise Fleming March...