PROGRAMS & EVENTS

May
31
Thu
Summer Happy Hours
May 31 @ 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.

Museum galleries are open with free admission every Thursday from 4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

May 24, June 7, July 19, Aug 16, Sept 13: Destination Unknown
May 31, June 28, July 26, Aug 23, Sept 27: Ed Dwornik
June 14, July 5, Aug 2, Sept 6: Seth Tillman
June 21, Aug 9, Aug 30, Sept 20: Joseph Whitney Steel Band
July 12: Edgewater Avenue

Please note: On Thursdays, September 6 – 27, happy hours will be 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

DelArt Readers
May 31 @ 6:00 pm

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.

The books for the first three months:


Thursday, June 28My Name is Red
by Orhan Pamuk

Thursday, July 26

Art as Therapy
by Alain de Botton and John Armstrong
Jun
1
Fri
Art is Tasty
Jun 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).

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 6: March on Washington, Danny Lyon

August 3: The Mermaid, Howard Pyle

September 7: Rome II, Al Held

October 5: Indian Captives, Robert Weir

November 2: Selection from Juried Craft Exhibition

December 7: Covered Box with Peacock, Charles Robert Ashbee

Backyard Bash
Jun 1 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

The Museum’s annual outdoor event returns with more music, food, art, and fun! In partnership with People’s Festival organizers, this event features local musicians, food trucks from Rolling Revolution, family-friendly art activities, face painting, arts vendors and lawn games. Food and bar is also available from our own Toscana Café. Guests are welcome to set up their own chairs or blankets in the Copeland Sculpture Garden. Free parking is available behind the Museum, please follow signs to the parking lot – and please be considerate of our neighbors if parking outside our lot. Purchase tickets in advance to avoid entrance lines.

For more details, check back soon!

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Jun
2
Sat
Yoga in the Garden
Jun 2 @ 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.

1st and 3rd Saturdays, April – August

April 7 Family Yoga led by Petite Yogi
April 21 All-level class led by rotating instructors
May 5 Meditation day offered by the Dancing Monks of Assam; families welcome
May 19 All-level class led by rotating instructors
June 2, July 7 , August 4: Family Yoga led by Petite Yogi
June 16, July 21, August 18: All-level class led by rotating instructors

Spotlight Tours
Jun 2 @ 2:00 pm
Spotlight Tours

Enjoy a tour of the Museum’s Collection through a new lens.

Saturdays, June 2, 9, 16, 23: Local Pride: Art and Artists From Greater Wilmington
Sundays, June 3, 10, 17, 24: African American Art and Subjects

Jun
3
Sun
Spotlight Tours
Jun 3 @ 2:00 pm
Spotlight Tours

Enjoy a tour of the Museum’s Collection through a new lens.

Saturdays, June 2, 9, 16, 23: Local Pride: Art and Artists From Greater Wilmington
Sundays, June 3, 10, 17, 24: African American Art and Subjects

Jun
4
Mon
Landscape Photography
Jun 4 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Landscape Photography

This class will focus on light, compostition, and mechanical techniques to produce the ultimate landscape photograph. The session will culminate in an exhibition of student work at the DuPont Environmental Education Center. Weekend field trips will alternate with some classes. Instructor: Kathleen Buckalew. No class May 28. 

Jun
7
Thu
Summer Happy Hours
Jun 7 @ 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.

Museum galleries are open with free admission every Thursday from 4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

May 24, June 7, July 19, Aug 16, Sept 13: Destination Unknown
May 31, June 28, July 26, Aug 23, Sept 27: Ed Dwornik
June 14, July 5, Aug 2, Sept 6: Seth Tillman
June 21, Aug 9, Aug 30, Sept 20: Joseph Whitney Steel Band
July 12: Edgewater Avenue

Please note: On Thursdays, September 6 – 27, happy hours will be 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

A Dream Deferred: Documentary Screening and Panel Discussion
Jun 7 @ 6:00 pm

Join the Delaware Historical Society, Delaware Humanities, and the Delaware Art Museum for a screening of the documentary A Dream Deferred: Remembering the 1968 Occupation of the National Guard in Wilmington. Following the documentary, a discussion will be held with a panel of individuals who experienced the demonstrations. Their conversation will bring the events of 1968 into the present as we discuss the current state of race relations in Wilmington and in the United States. The panel will be moderated by Simone Austin, the Delaware Art Museum’s 2017 Alfred Appel Jr. Curatorial Fellow and M.A. History Graduate Student at the University of Delaware.

Archival photo from the aftermath of the 1968 Wilmington riots and National Guard occupation following the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., 1968. Photograph by Frank Fahey. © The News Journal, USA Today Network.

Jun
9
Sat
Spotlight Tours
Jun 9 @ 2:00 pm
Spotlight Tours

Enjoy a tour of the Museum’s Collection through a new lens.

Saturdays, June 2, 9, 16, 23: Local Pride: Art and Artists From Greater Wilmington
Sundays, June 3, 10, 17, 24: African American Art and Subjects

Jun
10
Sun
Spotlight Tours
Jun 10 @ 2:00 pm
Spotlight Tours

Enjoy a tour of the Museum’s Collection through a new lens.

Saturdays, June 2, 9, 16, 23: Local Pride: Art and Artists From Greater Wilmington
Sundays, June 3, 10, 17, 24: African American Art and Subjects

Jun
14
Thu
Summer Happy Hours
Jun 14 @ 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.

Museum galleries are open with free admission every Thursday from 4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

May 24, June 7, July 19, Aug 16, Sept 13: Destination Unknown
May 31, June 28, July 26, Aug 23, Sept 27: Ed Dwornik
June 14, July 5, Aug 2, Sept 6: Seth Tillman
June 21, Aug 9, Aug 30, Sept 20: Joseph Whitney Steel Band
July 12: Edgewater Avenue

Please note: On Thursdays, September 6 – 27, happy hours will be 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Meet the Artist with Marc Bamuthi Joseph
Jun 14 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Meet the Artist with Marc Bamuthi Joseph

Meet the artist and preview excerpts from the performance.

Marc Bamuthi Joseph’s new multimedia performance work/peh-LO-tah/ links art and sport to notions of camaraderie, pride, and tradition across cultures. Inspired by memories of playing soccer growing up, Joseph draws on his experiences as a child of Haitian immigrants, chronicles of his travels to World Cups in South Africa and Brazil, and his explosive hip-hop style.  The soccer technique-inspired choreography complements the musical narratives performed in English and Portuguese with the backdrop of South African drums, inspirational gospel, and the power of poetic verse.

Get your tickets today for the performance at the Grand Opera House on Friday, June 15 at 8:00 p.m.

About the 2018 Performance Series

The Delaware Art Museum’s performance series features bold, adventurous works from a variety of art forms. With a focus on social justice and cutting edge creative performance, this series brings artists to Delaware who are pushing creative boundaries and responding to present day events in innovative ways. Performances will take place on the Museum’s campus and out in the community.

All ticket purchases are final. No refunds or exchanges will be issued.

Learn more.

Jun
15
Fri
Marc Bamuthi Joseph
Jun 15 @ 8:00 pm
Marc Bamuthi Joseph @ The Grand Opera House

In the multimedia performance /peh-LO-tah/, Marc Bamuthi Joseph draws on his experiences as a child of Haitian immigrants and travels to World Cups in South Africa and Brazil. Combining explosive hip-hop and soccer-inspired choreography with inspirational spoken word and gospel, Joseph takes on present day immigrant life in America and the Black Lives Matter movement.

Meet the artist and preview excerpts from the performance at the Delaware Art Museum on June 14 from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

About the 2018 Performance Series

The Delaware Art Museum’s performance series features bold, adventurous works from a variety of art forms. With a focus on social justice and cutting edge creative performance, this series brings artists to Delaware who are pushing creative boundaries and responding to present day events in innovative ways. Performances will take place on the Museum’s campus and out in the community.

All ticket purchases are final. No refunds or exchanges will be issued.

Learn more.

Jun
16
Sat
Yoga in the Garden
Jun 16 @ 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.

1st and 3rd Saturdays, April – August

April 7 Family Yoga led by Petite Yogi
April 21 All-level class led by rotating instructors
May 5 Meditation day offered by the Dancing Monks of Assam; families welcome
May 19 All-level class led by rotating instructors
June 2, July 7 , August 4: Family Yoga led by Petite Yogi
June 16, July 21, August 18: All-level class led by rotating instructors

Spotlight Tours
Jun 16 @ 2:00 pm
Spotlight Tours

Enjoy a tour of the Museum’s Collection through a new lens.

Saturdays, June 2, 9, 16, 23: Local Pride: Art and Artists From Greater Wilmington
Sundays, June 3, 10, 17, 24: African American Art and Subjects

Jun
17
Sun
Spotlight Tours
Jun 17 @ 2:00 pm
Spotlight Tours

Enjoy a tour of the Museum’s Collection through a new lens.

Saturdays, June 2, 9, 16, 23: Local Pride: Art and Artists From Greater Wilmington
Sundays, June 3, 10, 17, 24: African American Art and Subjects

Jun
21
Thu
Summer Happy Hours
Jun 21 @ 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.

Museum galleries are open with free admission every Thursday from 4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

May 24, June 7, July 19, Aug 16, Sept 13: Destination Unknown
May 31, June 28, July 26, Aug 23, Sept 27: Ed Dwornik
June 14, July 5, Aug 2, Sept 6: Seth Tillman
June 21, Aug 9, Aug 30, Sept 20: Joseph Whitney Steel Band
July 12: Edgewater Avenue

Please note: On Thursdays, September 6 – 27, happy hours will be 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Summer Solstice Labyrinth Walk
Jun 21 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Summer Solstice Labyrinth Walk

Slow down, settle your mind, and step into the tranquility of the Museum’s Labyrinth in the Anthony N. Fusco Reservoir. Visitors can enjoy a variety of seasonal walks throughout the year. Labyrinth programs are free, but donations are accepted to help maintain the Museum’s Labyrinth.

Jun
23
Sat
Reportage and Documentary Drawing (2-Day Workshop)
Jun 23 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
Reportage and Documentary Drawing (2-Day Workshop)

This workshop explores drawing on location, infusing the subject with both fact and feeling. Students will learn how to identify stories to document focusing on time, emotions and passion. As visual journalists, students will be sketching with a loose and bold style. (All levels) Travel between the Museum and sketching locations will be required. Instructor: Luis E. Aparicio.

Registration coming soon!

Spotlight Tours
Jun 23 @ 2:00 pm
Spotlight Tours

Enjoy a tour of the Museum’s Collection through a new lens.

Saturdays, June 2, 9, 16, 23: Local Pride: Art and Artists From Greater Wilmington
Sundays, June 3, 10, 17, 24: African American Art and Subjects

Wilmington Write-in
Jun 23 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Wilmington Write-in @ Select readings and pop-up appearances in Rodney Square

Much like sit-ins, where people band together to make the case for change, the Wilmington Write-in aims to spark conversation and community through public storytelling. Held at the Clifford Brown Jazz Festival, the Write-in will involve participants responding and reacting to the events of 1968 and their relevance today. Select readings and pop-up appearances. TBA.

Jun
24
Sun
Reportage and Documentary Drawing (2-Day Workshop)
Jun 24 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
Reportage and Documentary Drawing (2-Day Workshop)

This workshop explores drawing on location, infusing the subject with both fact and feeling. Students will learn how to identify stories to document focusing on time, emotions and passion. As visual journalists, students will be sketching with a loose and bold style. (All levels) Travel between the Museum and sketching locations will be required. Instructor: Luis E. Aparicio.

Registration coming soon!

Meet the Artists from Impermanence: Mystery, Transformation, Light
Jun 24 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Meet the Artists from Impermanence: Mystery, Transformation, Light

Join us for Meet the Artists events on Sunday, May 20 and 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.

Mobile Documentary and Street Photography Workshop
Jun 24 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Mobile Documentary and Street Photography Workshop

 

Learn to harness the photographic capabilities of a mobile phone during this tutorial and photo walk. Students will stroll the Clifford Brown Jazz Festival taking pictures and learning on the go.

Instructor: David Norbut. 

Spotlight Tours
Jun 24 @ 2:00 pm
Spotlight Tours

Enjoy a tour of the Museum’s Collection through a new lens.

Saturdays, June 2, 9, 16, 23: Local Pride: Art and Artists From Greater Wilmington
Sundays, June 3, 10, 17, 24: African American Art and Subjects

Jun
28
Thu
Summer Happy Hours
Jun 28 @ 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.

Museum galleries are open with free admission every Thursday from 4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

May 24, June 7, July 19, Aug 16, Sept 13: Destination Unknown
May 31, June 28, July 26, Aug 23, Sept 27: Ed Dwornik
June 14, July 5, Aug 2, Sept 6: Seth Tillman
June 21, Aug 9, Aug 30, Sept 20: Joseph Whitney Steel Band
July 12: Edgewater Avenue

Please note: On Thursdays, September 6 – 27, happy hours will be 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

DelArt Readers
Jun 28 @ 6:00 pm

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.

The books for the first three months:


Thursday, June 28My Name is Red
by Orhan Pamuk

Thursday, July 26

Art as Therapy
by Alain de Botton and John Armstrong
Jul
5
Thu
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.

Museum galleries are open with free admission every Thursday from 4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

May 24, June 7, July 19, Aug 16, Sept 13: Destination Unknown
May 31, June 28, July 26, Aug 23, Sept 27: Ed Dwornik
June 14, July 5, Aug 2, Sept 6: Seth Tillman
June 21, Aug 9, Aug 30, Sept 20: Joseph Whitney Steel Band
July 12: Edgewater Avenue

Please note: On Thursdays, September 6 – 27, happy hours will be 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Jul
6
Fri
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 6: March on Washington, Danny Lyon

August 3: The Mermaid, Howard Pyle

September 7: Rome II, Al Held

October 5: Indian Captives, Robert Weir

November 2: Selection from Juried Craft Exhibition

December 7: Covered Box with Peacock, Charles Robert Ashbee

Jul
7
Sat
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.

1st and 3rd Saturdays, April – August

April 7 Family Yoga led by Petite Yogi
April 21 All-level class led by rotating instructors
May 5 Meditation day offered by the Dancing Monks of Assam; families welcome
May 19 All-level class led by rotating instructors
June 2, July 7 , August 4: Family Yoga led by Petite Yogi
June 16, July 21, August 18: All-level class led by rotating instructors

Jul
12
Thu
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.

Museum galleries are open with free admission every Thursday from 4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

May 24, June 7, July 19, Aug 16, Sept 13: Destination Unknown
May 31, June 28, July 26, Aug 23, Sept 27: Ed Dwornik
June 14, July 5, Aug 2, Sept 6: Seth Tillman
June 21, Aug 9, Aug 30, Sept 20: Joseph Whitney Steel Band
July 12: Edgewater Avenue

Please note: On Thursdays, September 6 – 27, happy hours will be 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Jul
13
Fri
Wilmington 1968 Exhibitions Preview
Jul 13 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

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.

Sponsored by

Jul
19
Thu
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!
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
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.

Museum galleries are open with free admission every Thursday from 4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

May 24, June 7, July 19, Aug 16, Sept 13: Destination Unknown
May 31, June 28, July 26, Aug 23, Sept 27: Ed Dwornik
June 14, July 5, Aug 2, Sept 6: Seth Tillman
June 21, Aug 9, Aug 30, Sept 20: Joseph Whitney Steel Band
July 12: Edgewater Avenue

Please note: On Thursdays, September 6 – 27, happy hours will be 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Members Appreciation Weekend: Members Picnic
Jul 19 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Members Appreciation Weekend: Members Picnic

Mark your calendars for the 2018 Museum Member Appreciation Days! Events include the always popular Ice Cream Social and the 3rd Annual Members Picnic in the Sculpture Garden, a favorite evening for Members of all ages. Event invitations will arrive in your mail this spring.

Jul
20
Fri
Wilmington Writers Pre-Conference: Reflection and Voice
Jul 20 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

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 212018 | 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 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. Registration opens May 28.

Conference Schedule

8:30 a.m. – 9:15 a.m.
Fusco Main Hall
Registration and complimentary coffee provided by The Happy Self-Publisher

9:30 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.
DuPont Auditorium
Keynote address by Yolanda Wisher

10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Check Listings
Morning Sessions

12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Thronson Café and Museum Store
Lunch
Book Signing by Yolanda Wisher

1:15 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.
Check Listings
Afternoon sessions

3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
DuPont Auditorium
Panel: Mining our Personal Histories

Click here to download presenter bios and session descriptions.

Jul
21
Sat
Wilmington Writers Conference: Reflection and Voice
Jul 21 @ 8:30 am – 4:30 pm

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. Registration opens May 28.

Conference Schedule

8:30 a.m. – 9:15 a.m.
Fusco Main Hall
Registration and complimentary coffee provided by The Happy Self-Publisher

9:30 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.
DuPont Auditorium
Keynote address by Yolanda Wisher

10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Check Listings
Morning Sessions

12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Thronson Café and Museum Store
Lunch
Book Signing by Yolanda Wisher

1:15 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.
Check Listings
Afternoon sessions

3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
DuPont Auditorium
Panel: Mining our Personal Histories

Click here to download presenter bios and session descriptions.

Pre-Conference Information

Friday, July 20, 2018 | 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

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.

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.

1st and 3rd Saturdays, April – August

April 7 Family Yoga led by Petite Yogi
April 21 All-level class led by rotating instructors
May 5 Meditation day offered by the Dancing Monks of Assam; families welcome
May 19 All-level class led by rotating instructors
June 2, July 7 , August 4: Family Yoga led by Petite Yogi
June 16, July 21, August 18: All-level class led by rotating instructors

Members Appreciation Weekend: Ice Cream Social
Jul 21 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Members Appreciation Weekend: Ice Cream Social

Mark your calendars for the 2018 Museum Member Appreciation Days! Events include the always popular Ice Cream Social and the 3rd Annual Members Picnic in the Sculpture Garden, a favorite evening for Members of all ages. Event invitations will arrive in your mail this spring.

Jul
26
Thu
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
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.

Museum galleries are open with free admission every Thursday from 4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

May 24, June 7, July 19, Aug 16, Sept 13: Destination Unknown
May 31, June 28, July 26, Aug 23, Sept 27: Ed Dwornik
June 14, July 5, Aug 2, Sept 6: Seth Tillman
June 21, Aug 9, Aug 30, Sept 20: Joseph Whitney Steel Band
July 12: Edgewater Avenue

Please note: On Thursdays, September 6 – 27, happy hours will be 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

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. Free.

DelArt Readers
Jul 26 @ 6:00 pm

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.

The books for the first three months:


Thursday, June 28My Name is Red
by Orhan Pamuk

Thursday, July 26

Art as Therapy
by Alain de Botton and John Armstrong
Aug
2
Thu
Share your story!
Aug 2 @ 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
Aug 2 @ 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.

Museum galleries are open with free admission every Thursday from 4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

May 24, June 7, July 19, Aug 16, Sept 13: Destination Unknown
May 31, June 28, July 26, Aug 23, Sept 27: Ed Dwornik
June 14, July 5, Aug 2, Sept 6: Seth Tillman
June 21, Aug 9, Aug 30, Sept 20: Joseph Whitney Steel Band
July 12: Edgewater Avenue

Please note: On Thursdays, September 6 – 27, happy hours will be 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Community Forums
Aug 2 @ 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. Free.

Aug
3
Fri
Art is Tasty
Aug 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).

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 6: March on Washington, Danny Lyon

August 3: The Mermaid, Howard Pyle

September 7: Rome II, Al Held

October 5: Indian Captives, Robert Weir

November 2: Selection from Juried Craft Exhibition

December 7: Covered Box with Peacock, Charles Robert Ashbee

Aug
4
Sat
Yoga in the Garden
Aug 4 @ 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.

1st and 3rd Saturdays, April – August

April 7 Family Yoga led by Petite Yogi
April 21 All-level class led by rotating instructors
May 5 Meditation day offered by the Dancing Monks of Assam; families welcome
May 19 All-level class led by rotating instructors
June 2, July 7 , August 4: Family Yoga led by Petite Yogi
June 16, July 21, August 18: All-level class led by rotating instructors

Aug
9
Thu
Summer Happy Hours
Aug 9 @ 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.

Museum galleries are open with free admission every Thursday from 4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

May 24, June 7, July 19, Aug 16, Sept 13: Destination Unknown
May 31, June 28, July 26, Aug 23, Sept 27: Ed Dwornik
June 14, July 5, Aug 2, Sept 6: Seth Tillman
June 21, Aug 9, Aug 30, Sept 20: Joseph Whitney Steel Band
July 12: Edgewater Avenue

Please note: On Thursdays, September 6 – 27, happy hours will be 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Wilmington 1968: Commissioned Performances
Aug 9 @ 6:00 pm
Wilmington 1968: Commissioned Performances

Throughout the series of summer exhibition focused on the Civil Rights Movement, three original performances by local and regional performing artists will respond to the disturbances and subsequent occupation in Wilmington. These interdisciplinary performances and unique collaborations will combine music, visual arts, dance, and storytelling to interpret, give context, and call us to action around the events that shaped our nation and city.

Two performances pair artists working in different disciplines. Collaborations include musician Jea Street with storyteller TAHIRA, and dancer Ashley Davis with visual artist Terrance Vann. A third performance will include a two-week residency with performing artist Jaamil Kosoko.

Jaamil Kosoko: August 9 | 6:00 p.m.
TAHIRA and Jea Street: August 19 | 1:00 p.m.
Ashley Davis and Terrance Vann: September 16 | 1:00 p.m.

Aug
16
Thu
Share your story!
Aug 16 @ 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.

Evening for Educators
Aug 16 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Evening for Educators

Enjoy light appetizers and drinks as you browse the galleries and learn about upcoming events and exhibits that can enhance your classroom. For an eye-opening look at the real Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., stay for the YWCA’s Beyond I Have a Dream gallery presentation at 6:00 p.m. Free for educators and administrators.

*One free drink per educator.

Summer Happy Hours
Aug 16 @ 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.

Museum galleries are open with free admission every Thursday from 4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

May 24, June 7, July 19, Aug 16, Sept 13: Destination Unknown
May 31, June 28, July 26, Aug 23, Sept 27: Ed Dwornik
June 14, July 5, Aug 2, Sept 6: Seth Tillman
June 21, Aug 9, Aug 30, Sept 20: Joseph Whitney Steel Band
July 12: Edgewater Avenue

Please note: On Thursdays, September 6 – 27, happy hours will be 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Beyond Beyond I Have a Dream
Aug 16 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Beyond Beyond I Have a Dream

Presented by YWCA Delaware

We know “I have a dream,” but how well do we really know Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s story? As we mark the 50th anniversary of his assassination, learn more about his political views, organizing, and collaboration with other activists in this public program.

Aug
18
Sat
Yoga in the Garden
Aug 18 @ 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.

1st and 3rd Saturdays, April – August

April 7 Family Yoga led by Petite Yogi
April 21 All-level class led by rotating instructors
May 5 Meditation day offered by the Dancing Monks of Assam; families welcome
May 19 All-level class led by rotating instructors
June 2, July 7 , August 4: Family Yoga led by Petite Yogi
June 16, July 21, August 18: All-level class led by rotating instructors

Aug
19
Sun
Wilmington 1968: Commissioned Performances
Aug 19 @ 1:00 pm
Wilmington 1968: Commissioned Performances

Throughout the series of summer exhibition focused on the Civil Rights Movement, three original performances by local and regional performing artists will respond to the disturbances and subsequent occupation in Wilmington. These interdisciplinary performances and unique collaborations will combine music, visual arts, dance, and storytelling to interpret, give context, and call us to action around the events that shaped our nation and city.

Two performances pair artists working in different disciplines. Collaborations include musician Jea Street with storyteller TAHIRA, and dancer Ashley Davis with visual artist Terrance Vann. A third performance will include a two-week residency with performing artist Jaamil Kosoko.

Jaamil Kosoko: August 9 | 6:00 p.m.
TAHIRA and Jea Street: August 19 | 1:00 p.m.
Ashley Davis and Terrance Vann: September 16 | 1:00 p.m.

Aug
23
Thu
Summer Happy Hours
Aug 23 @ 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.

Museum galleries are open with free admission every Thursday from 4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

May 24, June 7, July 19, Aug 16, Sept 13: Destination Unknown
May 31, June 28, July 26, Aug 23, Sept 27: Ed Dwornik
June 14, July 5, Aug 2, Sept 6: Seth Tillman
June 21, Aug 9, Aug 30, Sept 20: Joseph Whitney Steel Band
July 12: Edgewater Avenue

Please note: On Thursdays, September 6 – 27, happy hours will be 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Community Forums
Aug 23 @ 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. Free.

Healing Through the Arts / Curando Través del Arte
Aug 23 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Healing Through the Arts / Curando Través del Arte

Presented by Christiana Care’s Helen F. Graham Cancer Center & Research Institute, Cancer Support Community Delaware, and Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition

View art created by breast cancer patients and survivors through in a series of healing arts workshops. This evening will be devoted to learning techniques for restorative and therapeutic artistic processes, including drawing and drumming.

 

 

Aug
30
Thu
Summer Happy Hours
Aug 30 @ 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.

Museum galleries are open with free admission every Thursday from 4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

May 24, June 7, July 19, Aug 16, Sept 13: Destination Unknown
May 31, June 28, July 26, Aug 23, Sept 27: Ed Dwornik
June 14, July 5, Aug 2, Sept 6: Seth Tillman
June 21, Aug 9, Aug 30, Sept 20: Joseph Whitney Steel Band
July 12: Edgewater Avenue

Please note: On Thursdays, September 6 – 27, happy hours will be 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

DelArt Readers
Aug 30 @ 6:00 pm

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.

The books for the first three months:


Thursday, June 28My Name is Red
by Orhan Pamuk

Thursday, July 26

Art as Therapy
by Alain de Botton and John Armstrong
Sep
6
Thu
Summer Happy Hours
Sep 6 @ 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.

Museum galleries are open with free admission every Thursday from 4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

May 24, June 7, July 19, Aug 16, Sept 13: Destination Unknown
May 31, June 28, July 26, Aug 23, Sept 27: Ed Dwornik
June 14, July 5, Aug 2, Sept 6: Seth Tillman
June 21, Aug 9, Aug 30, Sept 20: Joseph Whitney Steel Band
July 12: Edgewater Avenue

Please note: On Thursdays, September 6 – 27, happy hours will be 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Sep
7
Fri
Dinner in the Sculpture Garden featuring Chef Dan Butler
Sep 7 all-day

Dan Butler

Time TBD

Experience a locally sourced farm-to-table dinner in the Museum’s Sculpture Garden designed by Chef Dan Butler of Toscana! Savor each course inspired by works of art from the Museum’s permanent collections and enjoy a curator-led tour of the featured works. In the event of inclement weather, the dinner will be held indoors.

Space is limited and registration required.

Art is Tasty
Sep 7 @ 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 6: March on Washington, Danny Lyon

August 3: The Mermaid, Howard Pyle

September 7: Rome II, Al Held

October 5: Indian Captives, Robert Weir

November 2: Selection from Juried Craft Exhibition

December 7: Covered Box with Peacock, Charles Robert Ashbee

Sep
8
Sat
Jonah Bokaer
Sep 8 @ 8:00 pm
Jonah Bokaer @ Delaware Art Museum Copeland Sculpture Garden

Jonah Bokaer’s engaging performance, REPLICA, will be held in the Museum’s Copeland Sculpture Garden. Through the use of videos and still images, REPLICA creates situations that could not exist in physical space. Bokaer has cultivated a new form of choreography with a structure that relies on visual art and design, and his aim is to transform notions of how the public sees and understands dance. He completed a dual degree in visual and media arts at the New School in New York City while dancing with the Merce Cunningham Dance Company.  His work has been presented at MASS MoCA, MoMA PS1, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, Institut Valenciá d’Art Modern in Spain, among many others nationally and abroad.

About the 2018 Performance Series

The Delaware Art Museum’s performance series features bold, adventurous works from a variety of art forms. With a focus on social justice and cutting edge creative performance, this series brings artists to Delaware who are pushing creative boundaries and responding to present day events in innovative ways. Performances will take place on the Museum’s campus and out in the community.

All ticket purchases are final. No refunds or exchanges will be issued.

Learn more.

Sep
13
Thu
Summer Happy Hours
Sep 13 @ 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.

Museum galleries are open with free admission every Thursday from 4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

May 24, June 7, July 19, Aug 16, Sept 13: Destination Unknown
May 31, June 28, July 26, Aug 23, Sept 27: Ed Dwornik
June 14, July 5, Aug 2, Sept 6: Seth Tillman
June 21, Aug 9, Aug 30, Sept 20: Joseph Whitney Steel Band
July 12: Edgewater Avenue

Please note: On Thursdays, September 6 – 27, happy hours will be 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Sep
16
Sun
Wilmington 1968: Commissioned Performances
Sep 16 @ 1:00 pm
Wilmington 1968: Commissioned Performances

Throughout the series of summer exhibition focused on the Civil Rights Movement, three original performances by local and regional performing artists will respond to the disturbances and subsequent occupation in Wilmington. These interdisciplinary performances and unique collaborations will combine music, visual arts, dance, and storytelling to interpret, give context, and call us to action around the events that shaped our nation and city.

Two performances pair artists working in different disciplines. Collaborations include musician Jea Street with storyteller TAHIRA, and dancer Ashley Davis with visual artist Terrance Vann. A third performance will include a two-week residency with performing artist Jaamil Kosoko.

Jaamil Kosoko: August 9 | 6:00 p.m.
TAHIRA and Jea Street: August 19 | 1:00 p.m.
Ashley Davis and Terrance Vann: September 16 | 1:00 p.m.

Sep
20
Thu
For Freedoms Town Hall: Restorative Schools Issue Campaign
Sep 20 all-day
For Freedoms Town Hall: Restorative Schools Issue Campaign @ Kingswood Community Center

In partnership with Network Delaware, the Museum will present a Town Hall discussion on the Restorative Schools Issue Campaign moderated by exhibiting artist and For Freedoms co-founder, Hank Willis Thomas. A panel of community residents, organizers, practitioners, and scholars focused on civil rights, racial and social justice, law, and youth advocacy will engender a rich dialogue with community members.

Summer Happy Hours
Sep 20 @ 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.

Museum galleries are open with free admission every Thursday from 4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

May 24, June 7, July 19, Aug 16, Sept 13: Destination Unknown
May 31, June 28, July 26, Aug 23, Sept 27: Ed Dwornik
June 14, July 5, Aug 2, Sept 6: Seth Tillman
June 21, Aug 9, Aug 30, Sept 20: Joseph Whitney Steel Band
July 12: Edgewater Avenue

Please note: On Thursdays, September 6 – 27, happy hours will be 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Sep
27
Thu
Summer Happy Hours
Sep 27 @ 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.

Museum galleries are open with free admission every Thursday from 4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

May 24, June 7, July 19, Aug 16, Sept 13: Destination Unknown
May 31, June 28, July 26, Aug 23, Sept 27: Ed Dwornik
June 14, July 5, Aug 2, Sept 6: Seth Tillman
June 21, Aug 9, Aug 30, Sept 20: Joseph Whitney Steel Band
July 12: Edgewater Avenue

Please note: On Thursdays, September 6 – 27, happy hours will be 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

DelArt Readers
Sep 27 @ 6:00 pm

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.

The books for the first three months:


Thursday, June 28My Name is Red
by Orhan Pamuk

Thursday, July 26

Art as Therapy
by Alain de Botton and John Armstrong
Concerts on Kentmere: Pyxis Piano Quartet
Sep 27 @ 7:30 pm
Concerts on Kentmere: Pyxis Piano Quartet @ Delaware Art Museum

Pyxis Piano Quartet performs chamber concerts that include works from the sonata, duo, and trio repertoire as well as traditional and contemporary masterpieces for piano quartet.

Compelling, engaging and informative, the vibrant performances of Pyxis Piano Quartet have become increasingly sought after in the mid-Atlantic region. The Philadelphia Inquirer has described Pyxis as “excellent,” and Christine Facciolo (deartsinfo.com) stated in a recent review “balance, ensemble, superb intonation and sensitive interpretation characterized this performance.”

Each concert begins with a short curator talk exploring connections with the collection.  The Thronson Café serves drinks and light fare before each concert; coffee and desserts are served at intermission.

ABOUT THE 2018 PERFORMANCE SERIES

The Delaware Art Museum’s performance series features bold, adventurous works from a variety of art forms. With a focus on social justice and cutting edge creative performance, this series brings artists to Delaware who are pushing creative boundaries and responding to present day events in innovative ways. Performances will take place on the Museum’s campus and out in the community.

All ticket purchases are final. No refunds or exchanges will be issued.

Learn more.

Oct
5
Fri
Art is Tasty
Oct 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).

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 6: March on Washington, Danny Lyon

August 3: The Mermaid, Howard Pyle

September 7: Rome II, Al Held

October 5: Indian Captives, Robert Weir

November 2: Selection from Juried Craft Exhibition

December 7: Covered Box with Peacock, Charles Robert Ashbee

Oct
11
Thu
Bang on a Can All-Stars
Oct 11 @ 8:00 pm
Bang on a Can All-Stars

“A fiercely aggressive group, combining the power and punch of a rock band with the precision and clarity of a chamber ensemble.” – The New York Times

Formed in 1992, the Bang on a Can All-Stars are recognized worldwide for their ultra-dynamic live performances and recordings of today’s most innovative music. Freely crossing the boundaries between classical, jazz, rock, world and experimental music, this six-member amplified ensemble has consistently forged a distinct category-defying identity, taking music into uncharted territories. Performing each year throughout the U.S. and internationally, the All-Stars have shattered the definition of what concert music is today.

Together, the All-Stars have worked in unprecedented close collaboration with some of the most important and inspiring musicians of our time, including Steve Reich, Ornette Coleman, Burmese  circle drum master Kyaw Kyaw Naing, Tan Dun, DJ Spooky, and many more. The group’s celebrated projects include their landmark recordings of Brian Eno’s ambient classic Music for Airports and Terry Riley’s In C, as well as live performances with Philip Glass, Meredith Monk, Don Byron, Iva Bittova, Thurston Moore, Owen Pallett and others. The All-Stars were awarded Musical America’s Ensemble of the Year and have been heralded as “the country’s most important vehicle for contemporary music” by the San Francisco Chronicle.

Recent project highlights include the premiere performances and recording of Julia Wolfe’s Pulitzer Prize winning Anthracite Fields for the All-Stars and guest choir, the record release of Wolfe’s acclaimed Steel Hammer, featuring Trio Mediaeval, plus a brand new staged collaboration with SITI Company and director Anne Bogart; Field Recordings, a major new multi-media project and CD/DVD featuring over 20 commissioned works by Tyondai Braxton, Mira Calix, Anna Clyne, Bryce Dessner, Florent Ghys, Michael Gordon, Jóhann Jóhannsson, David Lang, Christian Marclay, Steve Reich, Todd Reynolds, Julia Wolfe, and more; the world premiere, performances, and recording of Steve Reich’s 2×5 including a sold-out performance at Carnegie Hall; the world premiere of The Lord in the Clouds, a new collaboration featuring Chinese superstar singer Gong Linna and the group’s multiple visits to China for the Beijing Music Festival and Hong Kong Arts Festival. With a massive repertoire of works written specifically for the group’s distinctive instrumentation and style of performance, the All-Stars have become a genre in their own right. The All-Stars record on Cantaloupe Music and have released past recordings on Sony, Universal and Nonesuch.

ASHLEY BATHGATE, Cello
ROBERT BLACK, Bass
VICKY CHOW, Piano & Keyboards
DAVID COSSIN, Percussion
MARK STEWART, Electric Guitar
KEN THOMSON, Clarinets

Oct
25
Thu
DelArt Readers
Oct 25 @ 6:00 pm

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.

The books for the first three months:


Thursday, June 28My Name is Red
by Orhan Pamuk

Thursday, July 26

Art as Therapy
by Alain de Botton and John Armstrong
Nov
2
Fri
Art is Tasty
Nov 2 @ 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 6: March on Washington, Danny Lyon

August 3: The Mermaid, Howard Pyle

September 7: Rome II, Al Held

October 5: Indian Captives, Robert Weir

November 2: Selection from Juried Craft Exhibition

December 7: Covered Box with Peacock, Charles Robert Ashbee

Nov
29
Thu
DelArt Readers
Nov 29 @ 6:00 pm

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.

The books for the first three months:


Thursday, June 28My Name is Red
by Orhan Pamuk

Thursday, July 26

Art as Therapy
by Alain de Botton and John Armstrong
Dec
7
Fri
Art is Tasty
Dec 7 @ 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 6: March on Washington, Danny Lyon

August 3: The Mermaid, Howard Pyle

September 7: Rome II, Al Held

October 5: Indian Captives, Robert Weir

November 2: Selection from Juried Craft Exhibition

December 7: Covered Box with Peacock, Charles Robert Ashbee

Dec
27
Thu
DelArt Readers
Dec 27 @ 6:00 pm

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.

The books for the first three months:


Thursday, June 28My Name is Red
by Orhan Pamuk

Thursday, July 26

Art as Therapy
by Alain de Botton and John Armstrong
Jan
31
Thu
DelArt Readers
Jan 31 @ 6:00 pm

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.

The books for the first three months:


Thursday, June 28My Name is Red
by Orhan Pamuk

Thursday, July 26

Art as Therapy
by Alain de Botton and John Armstrong
Feb
28
Thu
DelArt Readers
Feb 28 @ 6:00 pm

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.

The books for the first three months:


Thursday, June 28My Name is Red
by Orhan Pamuk

Thursday, July 26

Art as Therapy
by Alain de Botton and John Armstrong
Mar
28
Thu
DelArt Readers
Mar 28 @ 6:00 pm

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.

The books for the first three months:


Thursday, June 28My Name is Red
by Orhan Pamuk

Thursday, July 26

Art as Therapy
by Alain de Botton and John Armstrong
Apr
25
Thu
DelArt Readers
Apr 25 @ 6:00 pm

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.

The books for the first three months:


Thursday, June 28My Name is Red
by Orhan Pamuk

Thursday, July 26

Art as Therapy
by Alain de Botton and John Armstrong
May
30
Thu
DelArt Readers
May 30 @ 6:00 pm

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.

The books for the first three months:


Thursday, June 28My Name is Red
by Orhan Pamuk

Thursday, July 26

Art as Therapy
by Alain de Botton and John Armstrong
Jun
27
Thu
DelArt Readers
Jun 27 @ 6:00 pm

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.

The books for the first three months:


Thursday, June 28My Name is Red
by Orhan Pamuk

Thursday, July 26

Art as Therapy
by Alain de Botton and John Armstrong
Jul
25
Thu
DelArt Readers
Jul 25 @ 6:00 pm

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.

The books for the first three months:


Thursday, June 28My Name is Red
by Orhan Pamuk

Thursday, July 26

Art as Therapy
by Alain de Botton and John Armstrong
Aug
29
Thu
DelArt Readers
Aug 29 @ 6:00 pm

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.

The books for the first three months:


Thursday, June 28My Name is Red
by Orhan Pamuk

Thursday, July 26

Art as Therapy
by Alain de Botton and John Armstrong
Sep
26
Thu
DelArt Readers
Sep 26 @ 6:00 pm

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.

The books for the first three months:


Thursday, June 28My Name is Red
by Orhan Pamuk

Thursday, July 26

Art as Therapy
by Alain de Botton and John Armstrong
Oct
31
Thu
DelArt Readers
Oct 31 @ 6:00 pm

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.

The books for the first three months:


Thursday, June 28My Name is Red
by Orhan Pamuk

Thursday, July 26

Art as Therapy
by Alain de Botton and John Armstrong
Nov
28
Thu
DelArt Readers
Nov 28 @ 6:00 pm

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.

The books for the first three months:


Thursday, June 28My Name is Red
by Orhan Pamuk

Thursday, July 26

Art as Therapy
by Alain de Botton and John Armstrong
Dec
26
Thu
DelArt Readers
Dec 26 @ 6:00 pm

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.

The books for the first three months:


Thursday, June 28My Name is Red
by Orhan Pamuk

Thursday, July 26

Art as Therapy
by Alain de Botton and John Armstrong
Jan
30
Thu
DelArt Readers
Jan 30 @ 6:00 pm

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.

The books for the first three months:


Thursday, June 28My Name is Red
by Orhan Pamuk

Thursday, July 26

Art as Therapy
by Alain de Botton and John Armstrong
Feb
27
Thu
DelArt Readers
Feb 27 @ 6:00 pm

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.

The books for the first three months:


Thursday, June 28My Name is Red
by Orhan Pamuk

Thursday, July 26

Art as Therapy
by Alain de Botton and John Armstrong
Mar
26
Thu
DelArt Readers
Mar 26 @ 6:00 pm

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.

The books for the first three months:


Thursday, June 28My Name is Red
by Orhan Pamuk

Thursday, July 26

Art as Therapy
by Alain de Botton and John Armstrong
Apr
30
Thu
DelArt Readers
Apr 30 @ 6:00 pm

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.

The books for the first three months:


Thursday, June 28My Name is Red
by Orhan Pamuk

Thursday, July 26

Art as Therapy
by Alain de Botton and John Armstrong
May
28
Thu
DelArt Readers
May 28 @ 6:00 pm

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.

The books for the first three months:


Thursday, June 28My Name is Red
by Orhan Pamuk

Thursday, July 26

Art as Therapy
by Alain de Botton and John Armstrong