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Highlights Tour 1:00 pm
Highlights Tour
Jul 1 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Highlights Tour
Museum Guides 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
Jul 1 @ 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
Jul 5 @ 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Summer Happy Hours
Relax and unwind after a long day with the Museum’s popular Happy Hour series. Mingle with friends and enjoy live music on the terrace or tour the galleries indoors. Special themed nights will be scheduled throughout the summer. Bar and light fare will be available from Toscana at the Thronson Café. Dogs on leashes are welcome outside on the Terrace and in the Copeland Sculpture Garden. Happy Hours will take place inside the Museum during inclement weather. All ages welcome! Kid Friendly. Museum galleries are open with free admission every Thursday from 4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. July 19, Aug...
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Glory of Stories 10:30 am
Glory of Stories
Jul 6 @ 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. July 6 Flotsam, David Wiesner July 13 Gordon Parks: How the Photographer Captured Black and White America, Carole Boston Weatherford July 20 Flashlight, Lizi Boyd July 27 City Hawk, Meghan McCarthy Aug 3 Last Stop on Market Street, Matt De La Peña and Christian Robinson Aug 10 Little Melba and Her Big Trombone, Katheryn Russell-Brown Aug 17...
Art is Tasty 12:00 pm
Art is Tasty
Jul 6 @ 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). 2018 Topics Click on the the dates below to register. January 5: Reclining Nude, Abraham S. Baylinson February 2: Tobias Curing his Father’s Blindness, Benjamin West March 2: Toilette of a Roman Lady, Simeon Solomon April 6: Trees in a Lane, John Ruskin, and Sycamore Tree, Andrew Wyeth May 4: Eleanor of Aquitaine, Grace Hartigan June 1: In the Park, Bernie Felch July...
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Yoga in the Garden 9:00 am
Yoga in the Garden
Jul 7 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am
Yoga in the Garden
Join us again this spring and summer for yoga in the beautiful Copeland Sculpture Garden. Beginners, casual attendees, and families are welcome. Bring your own mat or borrow one of ours! Participants receive complimentary admission to the Museum. Healthy fare available in the Thronson Café following class. July 21: All-level class led by rotating instructors August 4: Family Yoga led by Petite Yogi August 18: All-level class led by rotating instructors
Highlights Tour 1:00 pm
Highlights Tour
Jul 7 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Highlights Tour
Museum Guides 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
Jul 7 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Exhibition Tour
Museum guides 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
Jul 8 @ 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! Recommended for ages 6+ and adults. July 8 Watercolor Wonder Aug 12 Artist Activist Sept 9 Artistic Instruments Oct 14 Paper Sculptures Nov 11 Fantastic Felting
Highlights Tour 1:00 pm
Highlights Tour
Jul 8 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Highlights Tour
Museum Guides 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
Jul 8 @ 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
Jul 12 @ 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Summer Happy Hours
Relax and unwind after a long day with the Museum’s popular Happy Hour series. Mingle with friends and enjoy live music on the terrace or tour the galleries indoors. Special themed nights will be scheduled throughout the summer. Bar and light fare will be available from Toscana at the Thronson Café. Dogs on leashes are welcome outside on the Terrace and in the Copeland Sculpture Garden. Happy Hours will take place inside the Museum during inclement weather. All ages welcome! Kid Friendly. Museum galleries are open with free admission every Thursday from 4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. July 19, Aug...
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Glory of Stories 10:30 am
Glory of Stories
Jul 13 @ 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. July 6 Flotsam, David Wiesner July 13 Gordon Parks: How the Photographer Captured Black and White America, Carole Boston Weatherford July 20 Flashlight, Lizi Boyd July 27 City Hawk, Meghan McCarthy Aug 3 Last Stop on Market Street, Matt De La Peña and Christian Robinson Aug 10 Little Melba and Her Big Trombone, Katheryn Russell-Brown Aug 17...
Wilmington 1968 Exhibitions Preview 6:00 pm
Wilmington 1968 Exhibitions Preview
Jul 13 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Wilmington 1968 Exhibitions Preview
Members and their guests Join Members and their guests for the Preview event for the trio of exhibitions focusing on the civil rights movement and marking the 50th anniversary of the public response that followed the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Live music will be provided. RSVP by July 6 at events@delart.org or 302.351.8506. Sponsors This event is sponsored by Bank of America.
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Highlights Tour 1:00 pm
Highlights Tour
Jul 14 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Highlights Tour
Museum Guides 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
Jul 14 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Exhibition Tour
Museum guides 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
Jul 15 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Highlights Tour
Museum Guides 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
Jul 15 @ 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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Meet the Artists from Impermanence: Mystery, Transformation, Light 4:00 pm
Meet the Artists from Impermanence: Mystery, Transformation, Light
Jul 19 @ 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Meet the Artists from Impermanence: Mystery, Transformation, Light
Join us for Meet the Artists events on Sunday, June 24 from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. and Thursday, July 19 from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. where exhibiting artists will be in the gallery and welcome discussion and questions about their work. Impermanence: Mystery, Transformation, Light May 19 – August 5, 2018 This exhibition centers on impermanence, an essential tenet of Buddhism. Using drawings as symbols or metaphors for transitory life experiences, the 11 artists tell stories about lost innocence, fading memory, mortality, and the drawing process itself. Barbara Warden is the guest curator. Learn more.
Share your story! 4:00 pm
Share your story!
Jul 19 @ 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Share your story!
Your story matters. Your personal experiences add to our collective understanding of Wilmington’s history. Were you living, working, or attending school in the city during the occupation? Are you learning about these events for the first time? In partnership with University of Delaware’s Creative Writing Students, we invite you to share your response to the Wilmington occupation of 1968 on select Thursdays this summer.
Summer Happy Hours 5:00 pm
Summer Happy Hours
Jul 19 @ 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Summer Happy Hours
Relax and unwind after a long day with the Museum’s popular Happy Hour series. Mingle with friends and enjoy live music on the terrace or tour the galleries indoors. Special themed nights will be scheduled throughout the summer. Bar and light fare will be available from Toscana at the Thronson Café. Dogs on leashes are welcome outside on the Terrace and in the Copeland Sculpture Garden. Happy Hours will take place inside the Museum during inclement weather. All ages welcome! Kid Friendly. Museum galleries are open with free admission every Thursday from 4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. July 19, Aug...
Members Appreciation Weekend: Members Picnic – SOLD OUT 6:00 pm
Members Appreciation Weekend: Members Picnic – SOLD OUT
Jul 19 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Members Appreciation Weekend: Members Picnic - SOLD OUT
This event is SOLD OUT. Unwind with a complimentary cocktail followed by a picnic dinner in the Sculpture Garden provided by Toscana. Bring a blanket or lawn chairs and relax with fellow Museum Members to the music of Destination Unknown. Event is cash bar with picnic served at 6:00 p.m. In the event of rain, event will be moved indoors.
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Glory of Stories 10:30 am
Glory of Stories
Jul 20 @ 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. July 6 Flotsam, David Wiesner July 13 Gordon Parks: How the Photographer Captured Black and White America, Carole Boston Weatherford July 20 Flashlight, Lizi Boyd July 27 City Hawk, Meghan McCarthy Aug 3 Last Stop on Market Street, Matt De La Peña and Christian Robinson Aug 10 Little Melba and Her Big Trombone, Katheryn Russell-Brown Aug 17...
Wilmington Writers Pre-Conference: Reflection and Voice 6:00 pm
Wilmington Writers Pre-Conference: Reflection and Voice
Jul 20 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Wilmington Writers Pre-Conference: Reflection and Voice
All writers regardless of conference attendance are invited to the Museum on Friday July 20 from 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. to network and mingle with other local writers and conference attendees. Hang out at the conversation tables to chat about your latest project or bring a short work to read at the mini open mic. Registration encouraged but not required. Cash bar and light fare available for purchase. About the Conference Saturday, July 21, 2018 | 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Join us for the second annual Wilmington Writers Conference at the Delaware Art Museum. Using the Museum’s exhibitions on Wilmington...
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Wilmington Writers Conference: Reflection and Voice 8:30 am
Wilmington Writers Conference: Reflection and Voice
Jul 21 @ 8:30 am – 4:00 pm
Wilmington Writers Conference: Reflection and Voice
Join us for the second annual Wilmington Writers Conference at the Delaware Art Museum. Using the Museum’s exhibitions on Wilmington 1968 and the civil rights movement, this full-day conference will include a keynote presentation and craft talk by poet and educator Yolanda Wisher, nine other sessions taught by area writers, a lunchtime book signing, and a panel discussion on writing from personal and public history. The conference is open to individuals of all ages and experience levels—from first-time writers to published authors. Tickets limited; sell out likely. Conference Schedule 8:30 a.m. – 9:15 a.m. Fusco Main Hall Registration and complimentary...
Yoga in the Garden 9:00 am
Yoga in the Garden
Jul 21 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am
Yoga in the Garden
Join us again this spring and summer for yoga in the beautiful Copeland Sculpture Garden. Beginners, casual attendees, and families are welcome. Bring your own mat or borrow one of ours! Participants receive complimentary admission to the Museum. Healthy fare available in the Thronson Café following class. July 21: All-level class led by rotating instructors August 4: Family Yoga led by Petite Yogi August 18: All-level class led by rotating instructors
Highlights Tour 1:00 pm
Highlights Tour
Jul 21 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Highlights Tour
Museum Guides 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.
Members Appreciation Weekend: Ice Cream Social and Tiki Bar 1:00 pm
Members Appreciation Weekend: Ice Cream Social and Tiki Bar
Jul 21 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Members Appreciation Weekend: Ice Cream Social and Tiki Bar
Stop by for an afternoon of family fun with ice cream, adult beverages and garden games! Complimentary icy treats will be available for all ages. Adults dressed in tropical attire will receive a free beer or glass of wine. Not a Member? Join today!
Exhibition Tour 2:00 pm
Exhibition Tour
Jul 21 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Exhibition Tour
Museum guides 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
Jul 22 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Highlights Tour
Museum Guides 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
Jul 22 @ 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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Share your story! 4:00 pm
Share your story!
Jul 26 @ 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Share your story!
Your story matters. Your personal experiences add to our collective understanding of Wilmington’s history. Were you living, working, or attending school in the city during the occupation? Are you learning about these events for the first time? In partnership with University of Delaware’s Creative Writing Students, we invite you to share your response to the Wilmington occupation of 1968 on select Thursdays this summer.
Summer Happy Hours 5:00 pm
Summer Happy Hours
Jul 26 @ 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Summer Happy Hours
Relax and unwind after a long day with the Museum’s popular Happy Hour series. Mingle with friends and enjoy live music on the terrace or tour the galleries indoors. Special themed nights will be scheduled throughout the summer. Bar and light fare will be available from Toscana at the Thronson Café. Dogs on leashes are welcome outside on the Terrace and in the Copeland Sculpture Garden. Happy Hours will take place inside the Museum during inclement weather. All ages welcome! Kid Friendly. Museum galleries are open with free admission every Thursday from 4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. July 19, Aug...
Community Forums 6:00 pm
Community Forums
Jul 26 @ 6:00 pm
Community Forums
This summer, community organizations will activate the galleries and visitors with a series of public forums focused on racial and social justice, civil rights, and education. July 26: HerStory Ensemble Join HerStory Ensemble members and saxophonist Fostina Dixon for a presentation lifting social justice concerns, advocacy efforts, and remedies addressing homelessness and its emerging issues. HerStory Ensemble is a community-based organization comprised of women experiencing homelessness, who are formerly homeless, or at risk of homelessness. It is the only community-based organization in Delaware primarily focused on homeless legislation. August 2: Network Delaware August 23: Delaware Coalition to Dismantle the New Jim Crow
DelArt Readers: Book Club 6:00 pm
DelArt Readers: Book Club
Jul 26 @ 6:00 pm
DelArt Readers: Book Club @ Delaware Art Museum Thronson Café
The DelArt Readers will select a book (or a collection of articles, or a film) each month. Our selections will have an arty or creative slant to them as we attempt to cross boundaries, giving our readers the opportunity to learn, question, debate and champion texts of every kind.  Our meetings occasionally take place off site as we explore and embrace the creative community of greater Wilmington. RSVP encouraged but not required—email ejarvis@delart.org. 2018 Schedule Thursday, June 28 My Name is Red by Orhan Pamuk Thursday, July 26 Art as Therapy by Alain de Botton and John Armstrong Thursday, August...
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Glory of Stories 10:30 am
Glory of Stories
Jul 27 @ 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. July 6 Flotsam, David Wiesner July 13 Gordon Parks: How the Photographer Captured Black and White America, Carole Boston Weatherford July 20 Flashlight, Lizi Boyd July 27 City Hawk, Meghan McCarthy Aug 3 Last Stop on Market Street, Matt De La Peña and Christian Robinson Aug 10 Little Melba and Her Big Trombone, Katheryn Russell-Brown Aug 17...
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Highlights Tour 1:00 pm
Highlights Tour
Jul 28 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Highlights Tour
Museum Guides 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
Jul 28 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Exhibition Tour
Museum guides 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
Jul 29 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Highlights Tour
Museum Guides 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
Jul 29 @ 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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