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Art is Tasty 12:00 pm
Art is Tasty
Jul 3 @ 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). May 1: Marooned, Howard Pyle June 5: The Labyrinth (This tour will take place in the Museum’s Labyrinth. Please wear comfortable shoes.) July 3: ALEGRIA INVADE AS RUAS/HAPPINESS INVADES THE STREETS 86, Jonas dos Santos August 7: Atlantic City Beach, Reginald Marsh September 4: Franklin L. Schenck, Thomas Eakins October 2: Swan Motel, George Segal November 6: Sailor’s Fantasy, N.C. Wyeth December 4: The Pilgrim Folk, Marie Spartali Stillman
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Museum Closed
Museum Closed
Jul 4 all-day
Museum Closed
The Delaware Art Museum will be closed to the public on Saturday, July 4, 2015.
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Glory of Stories 10:30 am
Glory of Stories
Jul 10 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Glory of Stories
Glory of Stories introduces young visitorsto 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 3–6. Group tour reservations are required for groups of 10 or more children. Chaperone guidelines and admission rates apply to reserved group tours. Click here for more information. April 17 Lines That Wiggle by Candace Whitman April 24 Go, Dog. Go! by P.D. Eastman May 1 The Big Orange Splot by Daniel Manus Pinkwater May 8 Tales of a Seadog Family by...
Clay Date 7:00 pm
Clay Date
Jul 10 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Clay Date
Sorry, July and August workshops are FULL. 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 in a relaxed and social atmosphere. No experience necessary. Supplies, beer, wine, and light snacks provided. Must be 21 and older to participate.
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Clay Printing with Mitch Lyons 10:00 am
Clay Printing with Mitch Lyons
Jul 11 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Clay Printing with Mitch Lyons
Untitled, c. 1980s. Mitch Lyons (born 1938). Clay monoprint, 27 x 25 inches. Delaware Art Museum, Gift of the artist, 2012. © Mitch Lyons. Guest artist Mitch Lyons will demonstrate this unique art form that combines printmaking with ceramic techniques using colored clay and slips. Get ready to use clay in a very different way! This workshop is presented in conjunction with the exhibition Dream Streets: Art in Wilmington 1970–1990. Mitch Lyons’ work will also be on display in the show. All supplies provided. All levels. Preregistration required. For more Studio Art Workshops and classes, click here.
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Sunday Studio 12:00 pm
Sunday Studio
Jul 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. Ages 6+ and adults.  June 14 Puzzling Pieces July 12 Ice Cream Art August 9 Wilmington in Watercolors
Member’s Ice Cream Social 1:00 pm
Member’s Ice Cream Social
Jul 12 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Member’s Ice Cream Social
Members Only Join your fellow Museum Members for a relaxing afternoon of Woodside Farm Creamery ice cream on the Museum’s North Terrace. Kids and their families are invited to make ice cream-inspired art during Sunday Studio in the Bank of America Education Wing and a Docent-led tour will be available at 2:00 p.m.
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Wilmington Artists Gallery Talks 6:30 pm
Wilmington Artists Gallery Talks
Jul 16 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Wilmington Artists Gallery Talks
Discover the creative energy and trends of Wilmington’s artistic community during the 1970s and 1980s with gallery talks led by artists featured in Dream Streets: Art in Wilmington 1970–1990. July 16: Photography with Terence Roberts, Flash Rosenberg, and Norma Calabro August 20: Painting in the 1980s with Mary Page Evans, Robert Straight, and Stephen Tanis September 17: Abstraction in Delaware with Margo Allman, Mitch Lyons, and Dr. James E. Newton
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Glory of Stories 10:30 am
Glory of Stories
Jul 17 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Glory of Stories
Glory of Stories introduces young visitorsto 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 3–6. Group tour reservations are required for groups of 10 or more children. Chaperone guidelines and admission rates apply to reserved group tours. Click here for more information. April 17 Lines That Wiggle by Candace Whitman April 24 Go, Dog. Go! by P.D. Eastman May 1 The Big Orange Splot by Daniel Manus Pinkwater May 8 Tales of a Seadog Family by...
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The Choreography of Debra Loewen: Indoor/Outdoor 3:00 pm
The Choreography of Debra Loewen: Indoor/Outdoor
Jul 18 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
The Choreography of Debra Loewen: Indoor/Outdoor
Debra Loewen left her mark on Wilmington when she taught at the University of Delaware in the 1970s and founded her first company, New Space, which specialized in site-specific choreography, with performances in buildings, public spaces, and natural settings. Loewen is the founder and artistic director of Wild Space Dance Company in Wisconsin and returns to Wilmington with choreographies that use the Delaware Art Museum’s indoor and outdoor spaces as settings for exciting movement and creative exploration. Performances will be led by dancer and educator A.T. Moffett and ensemble.
Dreamstreets: A Literary Reading 7:00 pm
Dreamstreets: A Literary Reading
Jul 18 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Dreamstreets: A Literary Reading
Dreamstreets was the seminal arts and literary journal of Wilmington from 1977 to 2001, publishing experimental poetry, fiction, and artwork by Bob Chartowich, John Hickey, Suzanne Michelle, Lew Bennett, Diane Wolf, e. jean lanyon, Steven Leech, and many others. This reading will feature several of the original Dreamstreets authors as well as Wilmington’s newest literary stars.  The Museum partnered with Steven Leech and local writer and artists to release the 51st issue of this groundbreaking publication. Click here to download. This program is partially funded by a grant from the Delaware Humanities Forum, a state program of the National Endowment for the Humanities.
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Wilmington Film Festival with Geo. Stewart 6:30 pm
Wilmington Film Festival with Geo. Stewart
Jul 23 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Wilmington Film Festival with Geo. Stewart
Film was an important area of experimentation for Wilmington artists of the 1970s and 1980s. Hosted by noted Wilmington filmmaker Geo. Stewart, this one-night festival will screen classics of Wilmington avant-garde cinema, including Flash Rosenburg’s legendary Pulse of Desire, Courage by Mark Marquisee and Jerry Millstein, and Stewart’s own Thoth, which will feature live musical accompaniment by Paul Woznicki.
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Glory of Stories 10:30 am
Glory of Stories
Jul 24 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Glory of Stories
Glory of Stories introduces young visitorsto 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 3–6. Group tour reservations are required for groups of 10 or more children. Chaperone guidelines and admission rates apply to reserved group tours. Click here for more information. April 17 Lines That Wiggle by Candace Whitman April 24 Go, Dog. Go! by P.D. Eastman May 1 The Big Orange Splot by Daniel Manus Pinkwater May 8 Tales of a Seadog Family by...
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Glory of Stories 10:30 am
Glory of Stories
Jul 31 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Glory of Stories
Glory of Stories introduces young visitorsto 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 3–6. Group tour reservations are required for groups of 10 or more children. Chaperone guidelines and admission rates apply to reserved group tours. Click here for more information. April 17 Lines That Wiggle by Candace Whitman April 24 Go, Dog. Go! by P.D. Eastman May 1 The Big Orange Splot by Daniel Manus Pinkwater May 8 Tales of a Seadog Family by...