PROGRAMS & EVENTS

Aug
27
Sat
NEW! Glory of Stories Saturdays
Aug 27 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
NEW! Glory of Stories Saturdays

Fourth Saturday of the month

Can’t make it to Friday’s Glory of Stories program? Join us on the fourth Saturday each month in 2016 instead! 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 23 Yesterday I had the Blues by Jeron Ashford Frame
Aug 27 Miss Rumphius by Barbara Cooney
Sept 24 Papa Gatto by Ruth Sanderson
Oct 22 A Bad Case of Stripes by David Shannon
Oct 29 The Little Old Lady Who Was Not Afraid of Anything by Linda Williams (Special Halloween edition: wear your costume!)
Nov 26 Bear Says Thanks by Karma Wilson

Aug
28
Sun
Kids’ Corner Creativity Hours
Aug 28 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Kids' Corner Creativity Hours

Don’t miss Kaleidoscope Cove in Kids’ Corner! This interactive installation— imagined by the Museum’s first Family-in-Residence, parents Ben and Eilish Volta and their two sons Milo and Thor—explores Howard Pyle’s work through a kaleidoscopic lens. The temporary installation features a cascading paper garland waterfall and a curtain of paper gold coins, a kid-sized geometric treasure cove, and details of Pyle’s work patterned on the walls. Kaleidoscope Cove will be on view through October 30, 2016.

Kids’ Corner Creativity Hours:
May-October: Thursdays, 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.; Fridays, 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.; and Sundays, Noon – 3:00 p.m.

During designated Creativity Hours, kids are invited to add materials to the evolving treasure cove and create their own kaleidoscopes. Families can also experience the Pyle galleries through the imagination of Milo and his gallery map while creating their own art-inspired maps.

Please help us keep Kaleidoscope Cove special for all families.   

  • Be gentle and safe while you explore the space.
  • Keep your feet on the floor while you play and explore.
  • Beanbags should stay on the ground for kids to sit down.
  • Put books and shapes away when you are finished for the day.
  • It’s always better when families stay and play together!

Explore Kaleidoscope Cove with your family. It’s Okay to touch, read, build, and play in this space. This is a good place to relax and take a break. Snacks are welcome.

SUPPORTERS

Kids’ Corner is supported by the Pollyanna Foundation.

Sep
1
Thu
Volunteer Information Reception
Sep 1 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Volunteer Information Reception

Interested in volunteering?

There are plenty of opportunities available. Join us at our first-ever Volunteer Information Reception on Thursday, September 1 from 5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. to learn more. Meet our staff, tour our galleries, have some refreshments, and find out how you can get involved.

Volunteers assist with special events, help facilitate family arts and crafts activities, and provide support with office needs and projects. Volunteers also receive special incentives. Ages 15 and older are welcome.

RSVP before August 28th and receive a free family pass. Please contact Marie Cordivano at mcordivano@delart.org or 302.351.8572 for more information.

Sep
2
Fri
Glory of Stories
Sep 2 @ 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 1 Last Stop on Market Street by Matt De La Peña
July 8 Extra Yarn by Mac Barnett
July 15 Duck on a Bike by David Shannon
July 22 Yesterday I had the Blues by Jeron Ashford Frame
July 29 Iggy Peck, Architect by Andrea Beaty

Aug 5 How I Became a Pirate by Melinda Long
Aug 12 My Heart is Like a Zoo by Michael Hall
Aug 19 The Incredible Book-Eating Boy by Oliver Jeffers
Aug 26 Miss Rumphius by Barbara Cooney

Sept 2 Chicka Chicka Boom Boom by Bill Martin Jr. and John Archambault
Sept 9 The Imaginary Garden by Andrew Larsen
Sept 16 I Ain’t Gonna Paint No More! by Karen Beaumont
Sept 23 Papa Gatto by Ruth Sanderson
Sept 30 The Art Lesson by Tomie dePaola

Oct 7 A Tree is nice by Janice May Udry
Oct 14 Mouse Paint by Ellen Stoll Walsh
Oct 21 A Bad Case of Stripes by David Shannon
Oct 28 The Little Old Lady Who Was Not Afraid of Anything by Linda Williams (Special Halloween edition: wear your costume!)

Nov4 Still Life Stew by Helena Clare Pittman
Nov 11 Flashlight by Lizi Boyd
Nov 18 The Stranger by Chris Van Allsburg
Nov 25 Bear Says Thanks by Karma Wilson

Group Reservations

Group tour reservations are required for groups of 10 or more children.
Chaperone guidelines and admission rates apply to reserved group tours. Click here for more information.

Sep
4
Sun
Kids’ Corner Creativity Hours
Sep 4 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Kids' Corner Creativity Hours

Don’t miss Kaleidoscope Cove in Kids’ Corner! This interactive installation— imagined by the Museum’s first Family-in-Residence, parents Ben and Eilish Volta and their two sons Milo and Thor—explores Howard Pyle’s work through a kaleidoscopic lens. The temporary installation features a cascading paper garland waterfall and a curtain of paper gold coins, a kid-sized geometric treasure cove, and details of Pyle’s work patterned on the walls. Kaleidoscope Cove will be on view through October 30, 2016.

Kids’ Corner Creativity Hours:
May-October: Thursdays, 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.; Fridays, 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.; and Sundays, Noon – 3:00 p.m.

During designated Creativity Hours, kids are invited to add materials to the evolving treasure cove and create their own kaleidoscopes. Families can also experience the Pyle galleries through the imagination of Milo and his gallery map while creating their own art-inspired maps.

Please help us keep Kaleidoscope Cove special for all families.   

  • Be gentle and safe while you explore the space.
  • Keep your feet on the floor while you play and explore.
  • Beanbags should stay on the ground for kids to sit down.
  • Put books and shapes away when you are finished for the day.
  • It’s always better when families stay and play together!

Explore Kaleidoscope Cove with your family. It’s Okay to touch, read, build, and play in this space. This is a good place to relax and take a break. Snacks are welcome.

SUPPORTERS

Kids’ Corner is supported by the Pollyanna Foundation.

Sep
8
Thu
Sketch It!
Sep 8 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Sketch It!

Stop by the galleries to sketch, doodle, and draw together, inspired by the collection. Materials provided. All ages welcome.

 

Sep
9
Fri
Glory of Stories
Sep 9 @ 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 1 Last Stop on Market Street by Matt De La Peña
July 8 Extra Yarn by Mac Barnett
July 15 Duck on a Bike by David Shannon
July 22 Yesterday I had the Blues by Jeron Ashford Frame
July 29 Iggy Peck, Architect by Andrea Beaty

Aug 5 How I Became a Pirate by Melinda Long
Aug 12 My Heart is Like a Zoo by Michael Hall
Aug 19 The Incredible Book-Eating Boy by Oliver Jeffers
Aug 26 Miss Rumphius by Barbara Cooney

Sept 2 Chicka Chicka Boom Boom by Bill Martin Jr. and John Archambault
Sept 9 The Imaginary Garden by Andrew Larsen
Sept 16 I Ain’t Gonna Paint No More! by Karen Beaumont
Sept 23 Papa Gatto by Ruth Sanderson
Sept 30 The Art Lesson by Tomie dePaola

Oct 7 A Tree is nice by Janice May Udry
Oct 14 Mouse Paint by Ellen Stoll Walsh
Oct 21 A Bad Case of Stripes by David Shannon
Oct 28 The Little Old Lady Who Was Not Afraid of Anything by Linda Williams (Special Halloween edition: wear your costume!)

Nov4 Still Life Stew by Helena Clare Pittman
Nov 11 Flashlight by Lizi Boyd
Nov 18 The Stranger by Chris Van Allsburg
Nov 25 Bear Says Thanks by Karma Wilson

Group Reservations

Group tour reservations are required for groups of 10 or more children.
Chaperone guidelines and admission rates apply to reserved group tours. Click here for more information.

Creature Feature: Pixar Shorts in the Copeland Sculpture Garden
Sep 9 @ 6:30 pm – 8:45 pm

pixarshortsOutdoor artmaking: 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Film: 7:30 p.m. – 8:45 p.m.

Relax on the lawn and enjoy a family movie night! Join us for outside artmaking and stay to watch Pixar’s animated short films on an outdoor screen.

Sep
11
Sun
Kids’ Corner Creativity Hours
Sep 11 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Kids' Corner Creativity Hours

Don’t miss Kaleidoscope Cove in Kids’ Corner! This interactive installation— imagined by the Museum’s first Family-in-Residence, parents Ben and Eilish Volta and their two sons Milo and Thor—explores Howard Pyle’s work through a kaleidoscopic lens. The temporary installation features a cascading paper garland waterfall and a curtain of paper gold coins, a kid-sized geometric treasure cove, and details of Pyle’s work patterned on the walls. Kaleidoscope Cove will be on view through October 30, 2016.

Kids’ Corner Creativity Hours:
May-October: Thursdays, 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.; Fridays, 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.; and Sundays, Noon – 3:00 p.m.

During designated Creativity Hours, kids are invited to add materials to the evolving treasure cove and create their own kaleidoscopes. Families can also experience the Pyle galleries through the imagination of Milo and his gallery map while creating their own art-inspired maps.

Please help us keep Kaleidoscope Cove special for all families.   

  • Be gentle and safe while you explore the space.
  • Keep your feet on the floor while you play and explore.
  • Beanbags should stay on the ground for kids to sit down.
  • Put books and shapes away when you are finished for the day.
  • It’s always better when families stay and play together!

Explore Kaleidoscope Cove with your family. It’s Okay to touch, read, build, and play in this space. This is a good place to relax and take a break. Snacks are welcome.

SUPPORTERS

Kids’ Corner is supported by the Pollyanna Foundation.

Sunday Studio
Sep 11 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

IMG_1627-1Second Sundays

Each month, adults and children can create art together and experiment with new materials, techniques, and themes in the Bank of America Education Wing Studios—no reservations required! This series is sponsored by AT&T. Recommended for ages 6+ and adults.

July 10 Black, white, and read all over: Comic strips
Aug 14 Make-believe creatures
Sept 11 Outdoor Art
Oct 9 Special Halloween Edition: Costume Workshop
Nov 13 Clay Figures

 

Sep
16
Fri
Glory of Stories
Sep 16 @ 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 1 Last Stop on Market Street by Matt De La Peña
July 8 Extra Yarn by Mac Barnett
July 15 Duck on a Bike by David Shannon
July 22 Yesterday I had the Blues by Jeron Ashford Frame
July 29 Iggy Peck, Architect by Andrea Beaty

Aug 5 How I Became a Pirate by Melinda Long
Aug 12 My Heart is Like a Zoo by Michael Hall
Aug 19 The Incredible Book-Eating Boy by Oliver Jeffers
Aug 26 Miss Rumphius by Barbara Cooney

Sept 2 Chicka Chicka Boom Boom by Bill Martin Jr. and John Archambault
Sept 9 The Imaginary Garden by Andrew Larsen
Sept 16 I Ain’t Gonna Paint No More! by Karen Beaumont
Sept 23 Papa Gatto by Ruth Sanderson
Sept 30 The Art Lesson by Tomie dePaola

Oct 7 A Tree is nice by Janice May Udry
Oct 14 Mouse Paint by Ellen Stoll Walsh
Oct 21 A Bad Case of Stripes by David Shannon
Oct 28 The Little Old Lady Who Was Not Afraid of Anything by Linda Williams (Special Halloween edition: wear your costume!)

Nov4 Still Life Stew by Helena Clare Pittman
Nov 11 Flashlight by Lizi Boyd
Nov 18 The Stranger by Chris Van Allsburg
Nov 25 Bear Says Thanks by Karma Wilson

Group Reservations

Group tour reservations are required for groups of 10 or more children.
Chaperone guidelines and admission rates apply to reserved group tours. Click here for more information.

Sep
17
Sat
Korean Festival & Harvest Celebration
Sep 17 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
Korean Festival & Harvest Celebration

Participate in a cultural exchange with activities and performances exploring both traditional and modern Korean culture and celebrating the Korean Thanksgiving, Chuseok. Recommended for all ages.

Connected Series

Connected is a new program series featuring events produced by the community, for the community. Each program is designed to make unique connections to the Museum’s collections and Delaware’s arts and culture. For a full list of programs and details, click here. All events are free and open to the public.

Sep
18
Sun
Kids’ Corner Creativity Hours
Sep 18 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Kids' Corner Creativity Hours

Don’t miss Kaleidoscope Cove in Kids’ Corner! This interactive installation— imagined by the Museum’s first Family-in-Residence, parents Ben and Eilish Volta and their two sons Milo and Thor—explores Howard Pyle’s work through a kaleidoscopic lens. The temporary installation features a cascading paper garland waterfall and a curtain of paper gold coins, a kid-sized geometric treasure cove, and details of Pyle’s work patterned on the walls. Kaleidoscope Cove will be on view through October 30, 2016.

Kids’ Corner Creativity Hours:
May-October: Thursdays, 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.; Fridays, 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.; and Sundays, Noon – 3:00 p.m.

During designated Creativity Hours, kids are invited to add materials to the evolving treasure cove and create their own kaleidoscopes. Families can also experience the Pyle galleries through the imagination of Milo and his gallery map while creating their own art-inspired maps.

Please help us keep Kaleidoscope Cove special for all families.   

  • Be gentle and safe while you explore the space.
  • Keep your feet on the floor while you play and explore.
  • Beanbags should stay on the ground for kids to sit down.
  • Put books and shapes away when you are finished for the day.
  • It’s always better when families stay and play together!

Explore Kaleidoscope Cove with your family. It’s Okay to touch, read, build, and play in this space. This is a good place to relax and take a break. Snacks are welcome.

SUPPORTERS

Kids’ Corner is supported by the Pollyanna Foundation.

Sep
22
Thu
Sketch It!
Sep 22 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Sketch It!

Stop by the galleries to sketch, doodle, and draw together, inspired by the collection. Materials provided. All ages welcome.

 

Fall Equinox Labyrinth Walk
Sep 22 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Fall Equinox Labyrinth Walk

Celebrate the beginning of fall with a walk in the Labyrinth in the Anthony N. Fusco Reservoir! There is no fee for this program, but donations are accepted to help maintain the Museum’s labyrinth.

Sep
23
Fri
IX Preview Weekend
Sep 23 all-day

Imaginative Realism combines classical painting techniques with narrative subjects, focusing on the unreal, the unseen, and the impossible. In partnership with IX Arts organizers, the Delaware Art Museum will host the first IX Preview Weekend, celebrating Imaginative Realism and to kick off IX9–the annual groundbreaking art show, symposium, and celebration dedicated solely to the genre. Imaginative Realism is the cutting edge of contemporary painting and illustration and often includes themes related to science fiction and fantasy movies, games, and books.

A pop-up exhibition and the weekend of events will feature over 16 contemporary artists internationally recognized for their contributions to Star Wars, The Lord of the Rings, Avatar, Marvel, DC Comics, Blizzard Entertainment, and Wizards of the Coast, among others.

The weekend will also include after-hours events, performances, exclusive workshops with artists, talks, film screenings, artist signings, live demos, and games.

SCHEDULE

Friday, September 23

10:30 am – 11:30 am:  Glory of Stories, Guest storyteller Ruth Sanderson – PAPA GATTO
6:00 pm – 10:00 pm:  IX Kick-off Party

Saturday, September 24

10:00 am – 4:00 pm:  Check-in and Expo
10:00 am – 1:00 pm:  DEMO with Michael Whelan
10:15 am – 12:15 pm:  WORKSHOP with Bob Eggleton 1/2 (pre-registration required)
10:30 am – 11:15 am:  ARTIST-LED TOUR  with Steve Hickman
10:30 am – 11:30 am:  Glory of Stories, Guest storyteller Ruth Sanderson
11:15 am – noon:  SKETCHING Tour with Matthew Stewart
12:15 pm – 1:15 pm:  KEYNOTE – TBD
1:00 pm – 4:00 pm:  DEMO with Jordu Schell
1:30 pm – 2:15 pm:  ARTIST-LED TOUR – Britt Snyder
2:00 pm – 4:00 pm:  WORKSHOP with Bob Eggleton 2/2 (pre-registration required)
2:15 pm – 3:00 pm:  Curator-led Tour with Delaware Art Museum curator Mary Holahan
4:00 pm – 7:00 pm:  Magic the Gathering Game Night
7:00 pm – 9:30 pm:  Outdoor Film: Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Sunday, September 25 

10:00 am – 4:00 pm:  Check-in (until 2pm) and Expo
10:00 am – 1:00 pm:  DEMO with Matt Stawicki (digital)
10:15 am – 12:15 pm:  WORKSHOP with Donato Giancola 1 of 2 (pre-registration required) – Drawing Workshop and Lecture: Compositional Drawing (see description below)
10:30 am – 11:15 am:  ARTIST-LED TOUR with Mark Zug
11:15 am – noon:  SKETCHING Tour with Julie Bell
12:15 pm – 1:15 pm:  KEYNOTE – Greg Hildebrandt
1:00 pm – 2:00 pm:  DEMO with Dorian Vallejo
1:30 pm – 2:15 pm:  ARTIST-LED TOUR with William O’Connor
2:00 pm – 4:00 pm:  WORKSHOP Donato Giancola 2 of 2 (pre-registration required) – Drawing Workshop and Lecture: Compositional Drawing (see description below)
2:15 pm – 3:00 pm:  Curator-led Tour with Delaware Art Museum Curator Mary Holahan
2:15 pm – 3:45 pm:  FILM & DISCUSSION – Art of the Fantastic with Bill Niemeyer and artists

Related Events

IX Preview Weekend: Kick-off Party 
Sept 23 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

IX Preview Weekend: Outdoor Film – Star Wars: The Force Awakens
Sept 24 @ 7:00 pm

Workshop with Donato Giancola: Drawing Workshop and Lecture: Compositional Drawing
Sept 25 @ 10:15 am – 12:15 pm and 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Donato will share his knowledge and approach to producing skillfully drafted drawings. From sketch to finish, the aesthetic and technical decisions the artist makes will be laid bare for observation and comments offering wonderful insight into the foundations of creativity of a modern artist. The four-hour workshop is for the artist who aspires to pursue further development and refinement of their skills in composition and as storytellers. Attendees of all skill levels are welcome as the focus of the workshop is upon creative problem solving, not technical execution. Pre-registration required.*

Supplies: Attendees should bring along their own preferred drawing utensils (pencils, paper,sketchbooks, etc) as well as a few favorite images/photos of themes they wish to create work upon. Alternative drawing supplies will also be available for use.

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Imaginative Realism

The Imaginative Realism tradition harkens back to many of the great 19th century Romantic, Pre-Raphaelite and Victorian artists such as John Martin, Edward Burne-Jones, and John William Waterhouse, and moves through many of the great Golden Age illustrators of the late 19th and early 20th centuries, including Howard Pyle and N.C. Wyeth, both well-represented in the Museum’s collection. Rarely seen fantasy works from Pyle and other Golden Age illustrators not usually on view will be displayed in the Museum’s permanent collection galleries during IX Preview Weekend.

With the mass exposure to imaginative subjects that has come with science fiction and fantasy movies, games, and books throughout the 20th century and up to the present, the imagery of these artists is more deeply embedded in the public consciousness and popular culture than ever before.

Artists Bios

Greg_2014_BW_JGreg Hildebrandt is best known for his work on the world-famous poster for Star Wars, the best-selling calendars illustrating J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings, and the fantasy novel Urshurak. He also worked on advertising art, hundreds of classic children’s books, the covers of numerous fantasy and science fiction novels, and Marvel and DC Comics.
Boris_BWBoris Vallejo’s works are known and loved around the world. He is famous for his illustrations of Tarzan, Conan the Barbarian, Doc Savage, and many other fantasy characters, as well as movie poster illustration, advertisement illustration, and artwork for collectibles, trading cards, and sculpture.
Julie_Bell_BWJulie Bell is a world-renowned, award-winning fantasy artist and wildlife painter. Julie has won two Chesley Awards and was the designer of the popular and award-winning series Dragons of Destiny. She also has won numerous first-place awards in the Art Renewal Center’s International Salon and was named a Living Master.
Whelan_BWMichael Whelan has created book and album covers for authors and musicians for 40 years, including Isaac Asimov, Stephen King, the Jacksons, and Meat Loaf. His clients have included every major U.S. book publisher, the National Geographic Society, CBS Records, and the Franklin Mint. As one of the most honored artist in science fiction, Michael has won 15 Hugo Awards, three World Fantasy Awards, and 13 Chesleys from the Association of Science Fiction and Fantasy Artists. Spectrum: The Best in Contemporary Fantastic Art named him a Grand Master in 2004.
MattStewart_BWMatt Stewart graduated with a BFA in illustration from Parsons School of Design in 1999 and turned his fascination with fantasy art into a career, working for book publishers and gaming companies, such as Wizards of the Coast, Upper Deck, Tor Books, and Duirwaigh Gallery. His work can be seen in multiple Spectrum Annuals, and has won multiple Chesley Awards.
DorianVallejoDorian Vallejo’s career began formally in his late teens when he began receiving commissions from publishing houses in New York while attending the School of Visual Arts. His love of traditional media and the figure drew him to portraiture and to focus on personal work, where he explores his other artistic interests. These days Dorian spends most of his time creating paintings and drawings for sale through galleries.
OConnor_BWWilliam O’Connor is the author and illustrator of the best-selling Dracopedia book trilogy and has produced over 5,000 illustrations for the gaming and publishing business for over 25 years. He has worked with such companies as Wizards of the Coast, Impact Books, Blizzard Entertainment, Sterling Publishing, Lucasfilm, and Activision. He has won over 30 industry awards for artistic excellence. William has taught and lectured around the country about his varied artwork; he is also a regular contributor to the popular art blog Muddy Colors and exhibits his work at such industry shows as IX, New York Comic Con, and Gen Con.
Rebecca Leveille-Guay is a graduate of Pratt Institute. Rebecca has been in group shows at R. Michelson Galleries, Allentown Art Museum, La Luz de Jesus Gallery, and Jonathan LeVine Gallery. She has been a guest artist/speaker at Rhode Island School of Design, the University of Massachusetts, Savannah College of Art and Design, and Fordham University. Rebecca has also been a guest instructor at Pratt Institute, and a guest artist by invitation to shows and events in Melbourne (Australia), Paris, Nagoya and Osaka (Japan), and Valencia, San Fernando, and Torrelavega (Spain). Her work has been reproduced in Juxtapoz magazine and featured in online articles with Juxatpoz.com and HiFructose.com.
Bob_Eggleton_BWBob Eggleton is a successful science fiction, fantasy, and landscape artist. Winner of nine Hugo Awards, 12 Chesley Awards, 1999 Skylark Award, and two Locus Awards, his art can be seen on many magazines and books, including The First Men in the Moon by H.G.Wells, Dragonhenge (2002), and The Stardragons (2005). Bob has also worked as a conceptual illustrator for movies such as Sphere (1998), Jimmy Neutron Boy Genius (2001), and The Ant Bully (2006), and the thrill ride Star Trek: The Experience in Las Vegas. He has been elected as a Fellow of The International Association of Astronomical Artists, and is a Fellow of The New England Science Fiction Association.
Jordu Schell has been in the film and television industry since 1987. His talent as a designer and sculptor is world renowned, and his credits include: Avatar, The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian, 300, Hellboy, Aliens vs. Predator: Requiem, Men in Black, The Mist, Batman Returns, Edward Scissorhands, Alien: Resurrection, The X-Files Movie, Predator II, Galaxy Quest, Evolution, and many more. He also designed Emmy award-winning creature makeup and the first fully digital creature for a television series for Babylon 5.
Donato_BWDonato Giancola teaches at the School of Visual Arts, at Amherst College (Illustration Master Class), and online for the SmArt School. He appears at various institutions and conventions, from San Diego to Rome to Moscow. Since 1993, Donato has developed a list of clients that range from major book publishers and concept design firms, including the United Nations, Lucasfilm, National Geographic, CNN, DC Comics, Microsoft, Playboy Magazine, U.S. Postal Service, Wizards of the Coast, Scholastic, Tor Books, Random House, Time/Warner, and the Syfy Channel. He has received the Hamilton King Award from the Society of Illustrators, and 20 Chesley Awards from the Association of Science Fiction and Fantasy Artists.
DavePalumbo_BWDavid Palumbo aims to craft a moody world rich in mystery and danger. He is interested in atmospheric scenes, which combine a modern psychology and texture with a classic painterly and expressive hand. His work can be found on book covers and gaming cards and has been honored with multiple awards, including a Chesley and several Spectrum medals. In addition to genre illustration, his work is featured fine art galleries from New York to Paris, and he has published several collections of his personal paintings.
ZugBWMark Zug’s formative inspirations were N.C. Wyeth, Howard Pyle, J. C. Leyendecker, and others of the Brandywine illustration tradition. His work was first published in 1994 with I, Robot: The Illustrated Screenplay by Harlan Ellison. His artwork has appeared on the covers of novels for Eberron and Forgotten Realms. His work has also appeared in Popular Science, Dragon, Dungeon, Duelist, Inquest, and Star Wars Gamer. He has illustrated for Shadowrun, BattleTech, Dune, Magic: The Gathering, and World of Warcraft. In recent years, he has become the illustrator of the best-selling Septimus Heap series of fantasy novels by Angie Sage. He holds a Jack Gaughan Award, a Chesley Award, and an Illie Award.
RuthSanderson_BWRuth Sanderson’s love of fairy tales and fantasy began when she was a child, reading her father’s battered copy of Grimms’ Fairy Tales. Ruth has illustrated over 80 books for children, and her fairy tales have received much acclaim. Her work can also be found on book covers, collector’s plates, puzzles, and greeting cards, and she has exhibited in museums, galleries, and numerous science fiction and fantasy conventions. Ruth was the Artist Guest of Honor at the 2011 World Fantasy Convention, and received the Inkpot Award at the 2013 San Diego Comi-Con. The original artwork from her book The Twelve Dancing Princesses is now in the permanent collection of the Norman Rockwell Museum.
Hickman-PortraitStephen Hickman has been illustrating science fiction and fantasy for four decades. His work is inspired by the masters of fantasy and science fiction writing, including J.R.R. Tolkien, H.P. Lovecraft, A. Merritt, Edgar Rice Burroughs, and Clark Ashton Smith. His illustrations have been used as cover work for many contemporary writers: Stephen Brust, Hal Colbatch, Tom Cool, Gordon Dickson, David Drake, Harlan Ellison, Robert Heinlein, Anne McCaffrey, Larry Niven, Andre Norton, Jerry Pournelle, and Steve Stirling, among others. Hickman’s work has earned him critical acclaim, including a World Science Fiction Convention’s Hugo Award, six Chesley Awards from the Association of Science Fiction and Fantasy Artists, and two Spectrum Gold Awards.
Stawicki Portrait 1016Matt Stawicki’s aesthetic is greatly influenced by Howard Pyle, N.C. Wyeth, Norman Rockwell, and Maxfield Parrish. Born and raised in Wilmington, Delaware, Matt graduated from the Pennsylvania School of Art and Design in 1991. Since beginning his professional career, he has created many images for a wide range of products, including book covers, video game covers, collectible cards, CD cover art, and many other fantasy products. Matt’s work has been showcased in The Masters of Dragonlance Art and Dragon Art and select clients include Daw Books, Tor Books and Time/Warner Books, Monte Cook Games, Milton-Bradley, Hasbro, Wizards of the Coast, Vivendi Games, The Franklin Mint, and The Bradford Exchange. His art can also be seen at various pop culture conventions such as DragonCon, GenCon, and IX.

britt_bwBritt Snyder Britt Snyder is an oil  painter in the Boston area and has been featured in Spectrum 21: The Best in Contemporary Fantastic Art, High FructoseImagineFX Magazine, Southwest Art, American Art Collector, and was awarded the 2014 Rising Stars Award through Muddy Colors blog for his oil paintings. Britt is the 2016 Grand Prize awardee of The Artist’s Magazine all media competition. He has 14 years experience as a commercial artist for companies such as SONY, THQ, Blizzard Entertainment, and many others.

About IX

Launched in 2008, IX is the first, groundbreaking art show, symposium, and celebration dedicated solely to Imaginative Realism–bringing artists, students, collectors, and art fans together for an annual gathering intended to inspire and create further awareness and zeal for Imaginative Realism and the realm of the fantastic.

IX is the world’s largest gathering of artists, students, and collectors of Imaginative Realist art. Each year, over 200 artists come to IX from around the world for five days to exhibit their work, finding inspiration and buyers in equal measure. Over the years, the show has been attended by artists from all over the United States, Canada, Spain, Australia, France, Germany, the United Kingdom, Croatia, and the Netherlands–featuring well over 1,000 pieces of original art and countless books, prints, and other materials each year. In addition, art collectors from as far away as the United Kingdom and continental Europe attend annually.

IX 9 will be held in Reading, Pennsylvania at the GoogleWorks Center for the Arts October 19 – 23, 2016. For more information, visit imaginativerealism.org.

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Accommodations

Visiting from out of town? We got you covered! Book from local hotels below for a special IX Preview Weekend deal.

Westin Wilmington
818 Shipyard Drive; Wilmington, DE 19801

  • $119 per night (plus 10% lodging tax)
  • Free parking
  • Complimentary internet in sleeping rooms
  • 10-15 minute drive to the Museum

Book now

Sheraton Suites Wilmington Downtown
422 Delaware Ave; Wilmington, DE 19801

  • $116 per night (plus 10% lodging tax)
  • Free Parking
  • Complimentary internet in sleeping rooms
  • Downtown location is an easy walk to and from local restaurants and bars
  • 10-15 minute drive to the Museum
  • Shuttle service information to and from the Museum will be available in September

Book Now

Glory of Stories
Sep 23 @ 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 1 Last Stop on Market Street by Matt De La Peña
July 8 Extra Yarn by Mac Barnett
July 15 Duck on a Bike by David Shannon
July 22 Yesterday I had the Blues by Jeron Ashford Frame
July 29 Iggy Peck, Architect by Andrea Beaty

Aug 5 How I Became a Pirate by Melinda Long
Aug 12 My Heart is Like a Zoo by Michael Hall
Aug 19 The Incredible Book-Eating Boy by Oliver Jeffers
Aug 26 Miss Rumphius by Barbara Cooney

Sept 2 Chicka Chicka Boom Boom by Bill Martin Jr. and John Archambault
Sept 9 The Imaginary Garden by Andrew Larsen
Sept 16 I Ain’t Gonna Paint No More! by Karen Beaumont
Sept 23 Papa Gatto by Ruth Sanderson
Sept 30 The Art Lesson by Tomie dePaola

Oct 7 A Tree is nice by Janice May Udry
Oct 14 Mouse Paint by Ellen Stoll Walsh
Oct 21 A Bad Case of Stripes by David Shannon
Oct 28 The Little Old Lady Who Was Not Afraid of Anything by Linda Williams (Special Halloween edition: wear your costume!)

Nov4 Still Life Stew by Helena Clare Pittman
Nov 11 Flashlight by Lizi Boyd
Nov 18 The Stranger by Chris Van Allsburg
Nov 25 Bear Says Thanks by Karma Wilson

Group Reservations

Group tour reservations are required for groups of 10 or more children.
Chaperone guidelines and admission rates apply to reserved group tours. Click here for more information.

IX Preview Weekend: Kick-off Party
Sep 23 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Celebrate fantasy and science fiction with this after-hours outdoor event! The night will include fantasy-inspired live sketching with Dr. Sketchy’s models clad in costumes, performances and music, games, Rolling Revolution food trucks, cocktails, and more. Cash bar.

Rolling Revolution food trucks:

Mama Mia
Brunch Box
Delaware Provisional
Kapow
The Plum Pit
Mojo Loco
Passionista Fashion Truck
Cajun Sno
Sweet Josephine’s
Koi on the Go
Tyler’s Water Ice
Outlandish
Toscana Catering

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About IX Preview Weekend

September 23 – 25
See the unreal and experience the impossible of Imaginative Realism. Enjoy a pop-up exhibition, after-hours events, performances, exclusive workshops with artists, talks, film screenings, artist signings, live demos, and games. A full schedule, tickets, and registration information will be available soon.

Click here for details.

To view large images and caption information, click below.

Accommodations

Visiting from out of town? We got you covered! Book from local hotels below for a special IX Preview Weekend deal.

Westin Wilmington
818 Shipyard Drive; Wilmington, DE 19801

  • $119 per night (plus 10% lodging tax)
  • Free parking
  • Complimentary internet in sleeping rooms
  • 10-15 minute drive to the Museum

Book now

Sheraton Suites Wilmington Downtown
422 Delaware Ave; Wilmington, DE 19801

  • $116 per night (plus 10% lodging tax)
  • Free Parking
  • Complimentary internet in sleeping rooms
  • Downtown location is an easy walk to and from local restaurants and bars
  • 10-15 minute drive to the Museum
  • Shuttle service information to and from the Museum will be available in September

Book Now

Media Sponsor

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Sep
24
Sat
IX Preview Weekend
Sep 24 all-day

Imaginative Realism combines classical painting techniques with narrative subjects, focusing on the unreal, the unseen, and the impossible. In partnership with IX Arts organizers, the Delaware Art Museum will host the first IX Preview Weekend, celebrating Imaginative Realism and to kick off IX9–the annual groundbreaking art show, symposium, and celebration dedicated solely to the genre. Imaginative Realism is the cutting edge of contemporary painting and illustration and often includes themes related to science fiction and fantasy movies, games, and books.

A pop-up exhibition and the weekend of events will feature over 16 contemporary artists internationally recognized for their contributions to Star Wars, The Lord of the Rings, Avatar, Marvel, DC Comics, Blizzard Entertainment, and Wizards of the Coast, among others.

The weekend will also include after-hours events, performances, exclusive workshops with artists, talks, film screenings, artist signings, live demos, and games.

SCHEDULE

Friday, September 23

10:30 am – 11:30 am:  Glory of Stories, Guest storyteller Ruth Sanderson – PAPA GATTO
6:00 pm – 10:00 pm:  IX Kick-off Party

Saturday, September 24

10:00 am – 4:00 pm:  Check-in and Expo
10:00 am – 1:00 pm:  DEMO with Michael Whelan
10:15 am – 12:15 pm:  WORKSHOP with Bob Eggleton 1/2 (pre-registration required)
10:30 am – 11:15 am:  ARTIST-LED TOUR  with Steve Hickman
10:30 am – 11:30 am:  Glory of Stories, Guest storyteller Ruth Sanderson
11:15 am – noon:  SKETCHING Tour with Matthew Stewart
12:15 pm – 1:15 pm:  KEYNOTE – TBD
1:00 pm – 4:00 pm:  DEMO with Jordu Schell
1:30 pm – 2:15 pm:  ARTIST-LED TOUR – Britt Snyder
2:00 pm – 4:00 pm:  WORKSHOP with Bob Eggleton 2/2 (pre-registration required)
2:15 pm – 3:00 pm:  Curator-led Tour with Delaware Art Museum curator Mary Holahan
4:00 pm – 7:00 pm:  Magic the Gathering Game Night
7:00 pm – 9:30 pm:  Outdoor Film: Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Sunday, September 25 

10:00 am – 4:00 pm:  Check-in (until 2pm) and Expo
10:00 am – 1:00 pm:  DEMO with Matt Stawicki (digital)
10:15 am – 12:15 pm:  WORKSHOP with Donato Giancola 1 of 2 (pre-registration required) – Drawing Workshop and Lecture: Compositional Drawing (see description below)
10:30 am – 11:15 am:  ARTIST-LED TOUR with Mark Zug
11:15 am – noon:  SKETCHING Tour with Julie Bell
12:15 pm – 1:15 pm:  KEYNOTE – Greg Hildebrandt
1:00 pm – 2:00 pm:  DEMO with Dorian Vallejo
1:30 pm – 2:15 pm:  ARTIST-LED TOUR with William O’Connor
2:00 pm – 4:00 pm:  WORKSHOP Donato Giancola 2 of 2 (pre-registration required) – Drawing Workshop and Lecture: Compositional Drawing (see description below)
2:15 pm – 3:00 pm:  Curator-led Tour with Delaware Art Museum Curator Mary Holahan
2:15 pm – 3:45 pm:  FILM & DISCUSSION – Art of the Fantastic with Bill Niemeyer and artists

Related Events

IX Preview Weekend: Kick-off Party 
Sept 23 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

IX Preview Weekend: Outdoor Film – Star Wars: The Force Awakens
Sept 24 @ 7:00 pm

Workshop with Donato Giancola: Drawing Workshop and Lecture: Compositional Drawing
Sept 25 @ 10:15 am – 12:15 pm and 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Donato will share his knowledge and approach to producing skillfully drafted drawings. From sketch to finish, the aesthetic and technical decisions the artist makes will be laid bare for observation and comments offering wonderful insight into the foundations of creativity of a modern artist. The four-hour workshop is for the artist who aspires to pursue further development and refinement of their skills in composition and as storytellers. Attendees of all skill levels are welcome as the focus of the workshop is upon creative problem solving, not technical execution. Pre-registration required.*

Supplies: Attendees should bring along their own preferred drawing utensils (pencils, paper,sketchbooks, etc) as well as a few favorite images/photos of themes they wish to create work upon. Alternative drawing supplies will also be available for use.

Media Sponsor

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To view large images and caption information, click below.

Imaginative Realism

The Imaginative Realism tradition harkens back to many of the great 19th century Romantic, Pre-Raphaelite and Victorian artists such as John Martin, Edward Burne-Jones, and John William Waterhouse, and moves through many of the great Golden Age illustrators of the late 19th and early 20th centuries, including Howard Pyle and N.C. Wyeth, both well-represented in the Museum’s collection. Rarely seen fantasy works from Pyle and other Golden Age illustrators not usually on view will be displayed in the Museum’s permanent collection galleries during IX Preview Weekend.

With the mass exposure to imaginative subjects that has come with science fiction and fantasy movies, games, and books throughout the 20th century and up to the present, the imagery of these artists is more deeply embedded in the public consciousness and popular culture than ever before.

Artists Bios

Greg_2014_BW_JGreg Hildebrandt is best known for his work on the world-famous poster for Star Wars, the best-selling calendars illustrating J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings, and the fantasy novel Urshurak. He also worked on advertising art, hundreds of classic children’s books, the covers of numerous fantasy and science fiction novels, and Marvel and DC Comics.
Boris_BWBoris Vallejo’s works are known and loved around the world. He is famous for his illustrations of Tarzan, Conan the Barbarian, Doc Savage, and many other fantasy characters, as well as movie poster illustration, advertisement illustration, and artwork for collectibles, trading cards, and sculpture.
Julie_Bell_BWJulie Bell is a world-renowned, award-winning fantasy artist and wildlife painter. Julie has won two Chesley Awards and was the designer of the popular and award-winning series Dragons of Destiny. She also has won numerous first-place awards in the Art Renewal Center’s International Salon and was named a Living Master.
Whelan_BWMichael Whelan has created book and album covers for authors and musicians for 40 years, including Isaac Asimov, Stephen King, the Jacksons, and Meat Loaf. His clients have included every major U.S. book publisher, the National Geographic Society, CBS Records, and the Franklin Mint. As one of the most honored artist in science fiction, Michael has won 15 Hugo Awards, three World Fantasy Awards, and 13 Chesleys from the Association of Science Fiction and Fantasy Artists. Spectrum: The Best in Contemporary Fantastic Art named him a Grand Master in 2004.
MattStewart_BWMatt Stewart graduated with a BFA in illustration from Parsons School of Design in 1999 and turned his fascination with fantasy art into a career, working for book publishers and gaming companies, such as Wizards of the Coast, Upper Deck, Tor Books, and Duirwaigh Gallery. His work can be seen in multiple Spectrum Annuals, and has won multiple Chesley Awards.
DorianVallejoDorian Vallejo’s career began formally in his late teens when he began receiving commissions from publishing houses in New York while attending the School of Visual Arts. His love of traditional media and the figure drew him to portraiture and to focus on personal work, where he explores his other artistic interests. These days Dorian spends most of his time creating paintings and drawings for sale through galleries.
OConnor_BWWilliam O’Connor is the author and illustrator of the best-selling Dracopedia book trilogy and has produced over 5,000 illustrations for the gaming and publishing business for over 25 years. He has worked with such companies as Wizards of the Coast, Impact Books, Blizzard Entertainment, Sterling Publishing, Lucasfilm, and Activision. He has won over 30 industry awards for artistic excellence. William has taught and lectured around the country about his varied artwork; he is also a regular contributor to the popular art blog Muddy Colors and exhibits his work at such industry shows as IX, New York Comic Con, and Gen Con.
Rebecca Leveille-Guay is a graduate of Pratt Institute. Rebecca has been in group shows at R. Michelson Galleries, Allentown Art Museum, La Luz de Jesus Gallery, and Jonathan LeVine Gallery. She has been a guest artist/speaker at Rhode Island School of Design, the University of Massachusetts, Savannah College of Art and Design, and Fordham University. Rebecca has also been a guest instructor at Pratt Institute, and a guest artist by invitation to shows and events in Melbourne (Australia), Paris, Nagoya and Osaka (Japan), and Valencia, San Fernando, and Torrelavega (Spain). Her work has been reproduced in Juxtapoz magazine and featured in online articles with Juxatpoz.com and HiFructose.com.
Bob_Eggleton_BWBob Eggleton is a successful science fiction, fantasy, and landscape artist. Winner of nine Hugo Awards, 12 Chesley Awards, 1999 Skylark Award, and two Locus Awards, his art can be seen on many magazines and books, including The First Men in the Moon by H.G.Wells, Dragonhenge (2002), and The Stardragons (2005). Bob has also worked as a conceptual illustrator for movies such as Sphere (1998), Jimmy Neutron Boy Genius (2001), and The Ant Bully (2006), and the thrill ride Star Trek: The Experience in Las Vegas. He has been elected as a Fellow of The International Association of Astronomical Artists, and is a Fellow of The New England Science Fiction Association.
Jordu Schell has been in the film and television industry since 1987. His talent as a designer and sculptor is world renowned, and his credits include: Avatar, The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian, 300, Hellboy, Aliens vs. Predator: Requiem, Men in Black, The Mist, Batman Returns, Edward Scissorhands, Alien: Resurrection, The X-Files Movie, Predator II, Galaxy Quest, Evolution, and many more. He also designed Emmy award-winning creature makeup and the first fully digital creature for a television series for Babylon 5.
Donato_BWDonato Giancola teaches at the School of Visual Arts, at Amherst College (Illustration Master Class), and online for the SmArt School. He appears at various institutions and conventions, from San Diego to Rome to Moscow. Since 1993, Donato has developed a list of clients that range from major book publishers and concept design firms, including the United Nations, Lucasfilm, National Geographic, CNN, DC Comics, Microsoft, Playboy Magazine, U.S. Postal Service, Wizards of the Coast, Scholastic, Tor Books, Random House, Time/Warner, and the Syfy Channel. He has received the Hamilton King Award from the Society of Illustrators, and 20 Chesley Awards from the Association of Science Fiction and Fantasy Artists.
DavePalumbo_BWDavid Palumbo aims to craft a moody world rich in mystery and danger. He is interested in atmospheric scenes, which combine a modern psychology and texture with a classic painterly and expressive hand. His work can be found on book covers and gaming cards and has been honored with multiple awards, including a Chesley and several Spectrum medals. In addition to genre illustration, his work is featured fine art galleries from New York to Paris, and he has published several collections of his personal paintings.
ZugBWMark Zug’s formative inspirations were N.C. Wyeth, Howard Pyle, J. C. Leyendecker, and others of the Brandywine illustration tradition. His work was first published in 1994 with I, Robot: The Illustrated Screenplay by Harlan Ellison. His artwork has appeared on the covers of novels for Eberron and Forgotten Realms. His work has also appeared in Popular Science, Dragon, Dungeon, Duelist, Inquest, and Star Wars Gamer. He has illustrated for Shadowrun, BattleTech, Dune, Magic: The Gathering, and World of Warcraft. In recent years, he has become the illustrator of the best-selling Septimus Heap series of fantasy novels by Angie Sage. He holds a Jack Gaughan Award, a Chesley Award, and an Illie Award.
RuthSanderson_BWRuth Sanderson’s love of fairy tales and fantasy began when she was a child, reading her father’s battered copy of Grimms’ Fairy Tales. Ruth has illustrated over 80 books for children, and her fairy tales have received much acclaim. Her work can also be found on book covers, collector’s plates, puzzles, and greeting cards, and she has exhibited in museums, galleries, and numerous science fiction and fantasy conventions. Ruth was the Artist Guest of Honor at the 2011 World Fantasy Convention, and received the Inkpot Award at the 2013 San Diego Comi-Con. The original artwork from her book The Twelve Dancing Princesses is now in the permanent collection of the Norman Rockwell Museum.
Hickman-PortraitStephen Hickman has been illustrating science fiction and fantasy for four decades. His work is inspired by the masters of fantasy and science fiction writing, including J.R.R. Tolkien, H.P. Lovecraft, A. Merritt, Edgar Rice Burroughs, and Clark Ashton Smith. His illustrations have been used as cover work for many contemporary writers: Stephen Brust, Hal Colbatch, Tom Cool, Gordon Dickson, David Drake, Harlan Ellison, Robert Heinlein, Anne McCaffrey, Larry Niven, Andre Norton, Jerry Pournelle, and Steve Stirling, among others. Hickman’s work has earned him critical acclaim, including a World Science Fiction Convention’s Hugo Award, six Chesley Awards from the Association of Science Fiction and Fantasy Artists, and two Spectrum Gold Awards.
Stawicki Portrait 1016Matt Stawicki’s aesthetic is greatly influenced by Howard Pyle, N.C. Wyeth, Norman Rockwell, and Maxfield Parrish. Born and raised in Wilmington, Delaware, Matt graduated from the Pennsylvania School of Art and Design in 1991. Since beginning his professional career, he has created many images for a wide range of products, including book covers, video game covers, collectible cards, CD cover art, and many other fantasy products. Matt’s work has been showcased in The Masters of Dragonlance Art and Dragon Art and select clients include Daw Books, Tor Books and Time/Warner Books, Monte Cook Games, Milton-Bradley, Hasbro, Wizards of the Coast, Vivendi Games, The Franklin Mint, and The Bradford Exchange. His art can also be seen at various pop culture conventions such as DragonCon, GenCon, and IX.

britt_bwBritt Snyder Britt Snyder is an oil  painter in the Boston area and has been featured in Spectrum 21: The Best in Contemporary Fantastic Art, High FructoseImagineFX Magazine, Southwest Art, American Art Collector, and was awarded the 2014 Rising Stars Award through Muddy Colors blog for his oil paintings. Britt is the 2016 Grand Prize awardee of The Artist’s Magazine all media competition. He has 14 years experience as a commercial artist for companies such as SONY, THQ, Blizzard Entertainment, and many others.

About IX

Launched in 2008, IX is the first, groundbreaking art show, symposium, and celebration dedicated solely to Imaginative Realism–bringing artists, students, collectors, and art fans together for an annual gathering intended to inspire and create further awareness and zeal for Imaginative Realism and the realm of the fantastic.

IX is the world’s largest gathering of artists, students, and collectors of Imaginative Realist art. Each year, over 200 artists come to IX from around the world for five days to exhibit their work, finding inspiration and buyers in equal measure. Over the years, the show has been attended by artists from all over the United States, Canada, Spain, Australia, France, Germany, the United Kingdom, Croatia, and the Netherlands–featuring well over 1,000 pieces of original art and countless books, prints, and other materials each year. In addition, art collectors from as far away as the United Kingdom and continental Europe attend annually.

IX 9 will be held in Reading, Pennsylvania at the GoogleWorks Center for the Arts October 19 – 23, 2016. For more information, visit imaginativerealism.org.

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Accommodations

Visiting from out of town? We got you covered! Book from local hotels below for a special IX Preview Weekend deal.

Westin Wilmington
818 Shipyard Drive; Wilmington, DE 19801

  • $119 per night (plus 10% lodging tax)
  • Free parking
  • Complimentary internet in sleeping rooms
  • 10-15 minute drive to the Museum

Book now

Sheraton Suites Wilmington Downtown
422 Delaware Ave; Wilmington, DE 19801

  • $116 per night (plus 10% lodging tax)
  • Free Parking
  • Complimentary internet in sleeping rooms
  • Downtown location is an easy walk to and from local restaurants and bars
  • 10-15 minute drive to the Museum
  • Shuttle service information to and from the Museum will be available in September

Book Now

NEW! Glory of Stories Saturdays
Sep 24 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
NEW! Glory of Stories Saturdays

Fourth Saturday of the month

Can’t make it to Friday’s Glory of Stories program? Join us on the fourth Saturday each month in 2016 instead! 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 23 Yesterday I had the Blues by Jeron Ashford Frame
Aug 27 Miss Rumphius by Barbara Cooney
Sept 24 Papa Gatto by Ruth Sanderson
Oct 22 A Bad Case of Stripes by David Shannon
Oct 29 The Little Old Lady Who Was Not Afraid of Anything by Linda Williams (Special Halloween edition: wear your costume!)
Nov 26 Bear Says Thanks by Karma Wilson

IX Preview Weekend: Outdoor Film – Star Wars: The Force Awakens
Sep 24 @ 7:00 pm

Picnic in the Copeland Sculpture Garden and enjoy a special outdoor screening of Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015, 136 minutes, rated PG-13). Drinks and dinner available in the Thronson Café. Cash bar.

About IX Preview Weekend

September 23 – 25
See the unreal and experience the impossible of Imaginative Realism. Enjoy a pop-up exhibition, after-hours events, performances, exclusive workshops with artists, talks, film screenings, artist signings, live demos, and games. A full schedule, tickets, and registration information will be available soon.

Click here for details and the full schedule of events and programs.

To view large images and caption information, click below.

Accommodations

Visiting from out of town? We got you covered! Book from local hotels below for a special IX Preview Weekend deal.

Westin Wilmington
818 Shipyard Drive; Wilmington, DE 19801

  • $119 per night (plus 10% lodging tax)
  • Free parking
  • Complimentary internet in sleeping rooms
  • 10-15 minute drive to the Museum

Book now

Sheraton Suites Wilmington Downtown
422 Delaware Ave; Wilmington, DE 19801

  • $116 per night (plus 10% lodging tax)
  • Free Parking
  • Complimentary internet in sleeping rooms
  • Downtown location is an easy walk to and from local restaurants and bars
  • 10-15 minute drive to the Museum
  • Shuttle service information to and from the Museum will be available in September

Book Now

Media Sponsor

out and about logo

Sep
25
Sun
IX Preview Weekend
Sep 25 all-day

Imaginative Realism combines classical painting techniques with narrative subjects, focusing on the unreal, the unseen, and the impossible. In partnership with IX Arts organizers, the Delaware Art Museum will host the first IX Preview Weekend, celebrating Imaginative Realism and to kick off IX9–the annual groundbreaking art show, symposium, and celebration dedicated solely to the genre. Imaginative Realism is the cutting edge of contemporary painting and illustration and often includes themes related to science fiction and fantasy movies, games, and books.

A pop-up exhibition and the weekend of events will feature over 16 contemporary artists internationally recognized for their contributions to Star Wars, The Lord of the Rings, Avatar, Marvel, DC Comics, Blizzard Entertainment, and Wizards of the Coast, among others.

The weekend will also include after-hours events, performances, exclusive workshops with artists, talks, film screenings, artist signings, live demos, and games.

SCHEDULE

Friday, September 23

10:30 am – 11:30 am:  Glory of Stories, Guest storyteller Ruth Sanderson – PAPA GATTO
6:00 pm – 10:00 pm:  IX Kick-off Party

Saturday, September 24

10:00 am – 4:00 pm:  Check-in and Expo
10:00 am – 1:00 pm:  DEMO with Michael Whelan
10:15 am – 12:15 pm:  WORKSHOP with Bob Eggleton 1/2 (pre-registration required)
10:30 am – 11:15 am:  ARTIST-LED TOUR  with Steve Hickman
10:30 am – 11:30 am:  Glory of Stories, Guest storyteller Ruth Sanderson
11:15 am – noon:  SKETCHING Tour with Matthew Stewart
12:15 pm – 1:15 pm:  KEYNOTE – TBD
1:00 pm – 4:00 pm:  DEMO with Jordu Schell
1:30 pm – 2:15 pm:  ARTIST-LED TOUR – Britt Snyder
2:00 pm – 4:00 pm:  WORKSHOP with Bob Eggleton 2/2 (pre-registration required)
2:15 pm – 3:00 pm:  Curator-led Tour with Delaware Art Museum curator Mary Holahan
4:00 pm – 7:00 pm:  Magic the Gathering Game Night
7:00 pm – 9:30 pm:  Outdoor Film: Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Sunday, September 25 

10:00 am – 4:00 pm:  Check-in (until 2pm) and Expo
10:00 am – 1:00 pm:  DEMO with Matt Stawicki (digital)
10:15 am – 12:15 pm:  WORKSHOP with Donato Giancola 1 of 2 (pre-registration required) – Drawing Workshop and Lecture: Compositional Drawing (see description below)
10:30 am – 11:15 am:  ARTIST-LED TOUR with Mark Zug
11:15 am – noon:  SKETCHING Tour with Julie Bell
12:15 pm – 1:15 pm:  KEYNOTE – Greg Hildebrandt
1:00 pm – 2:00 pm:  DEMO with Dorian Vallejo
1:30 pm – 2:15 pm:  ARTIST-LED TOUR with William O’Connor
2:00 pm – 4:00 pm:  WORKSHOP Donato Giancola 2 of 2 (pre-registration required) – Drawing Workshop and Lecture: Compositional Drawing (see description below)
2:15 pm – 3:00 pm:  Curator-led Tour with Delaware Art Museum Curator Mary Holahan
2:15 pm – 3:45 pm:  FILM & DISCUSSION – Art of the Fantastic with Bill Niemeyer and artists

Related Events

IX Preview Weekend: Kick-off Party 
Sept 23 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

IX Preview Weekend: Outdoor Film – Star Wars: The Force Awakens
Sept 24 @ 7:00 pm

Workshop with Donato Giancola: Drawing Workshop and Lecture: Compositional Drawing
Sept 25 @ 10:15 am – 12:15 pm and 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Donato will share his knowledge and approach to producing skillfully drafted drawings. From sketch to finish, the aesthetic and technical decisions the artist makes will be laid bare for observation and comments offering wonderful insight into the foundations of creativity of a modern artist. The four-hour workshop is for the artist who aspires to pursue further development and refinement of their skills in composition and as storytellers. Attendees of all skill levels are welcome as the focus of the workshop is upon creative problem solving, not technical execution. Pre-registration required.*

Supplies: Attendees should bring along their own preferred drawing utensils (pencils, paper,sketchbooks, etc) as well as a few favorite images/photos of themes they wish to create work upon. Alternative drawing supplies will also be available for use.

Media Sponsor

out and about logo

To view large images and caption information, click below.

Imaginative Realism

The Imaginative Realism tradition harkens back to many of the great 19th century Romantic, Pre-Raphaelite and Victorian artists such as John Martin, Edward Burne-Jones, and John William Waterhouse, and moves through many of the great Golden Age illustrators of the late 19th and early 20th centuries, including Howard Pyle and N.C. Wyeth, both well-represented in the Museum’s collection. Rarely seen fantasy works from Pyle and other Golden Age illustrators not usually on view will be displayed in the Museum’s permanent collection galleries during IX Preview Weekend.

With the mass exposure to imaginative subjects that has come with science fiction and fantasy movies, games, and books throughout the 20th century and up to the present, the imagery of these artists is more deeply embedded in the public consciousness and popular culture than ever before.

Artists Bios

Greg_2014_BW_JGreg Hildebrandt is best known for his work on the world-famous poster for Star Wars, the best-selling calendars illustrating J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings, and the fantasy novel Urshurak. He also worked on advertising art, hundreds of classic children’s books, the covers of numerous fantasy and science fiction novels, and Marvel and DC Comics.
Boris_BWBoris Vallejo’s works are known and loved around the world. He is famous for his illustrations of Tarzan, Conan the Barbarian, Doc Savage, and many other fantasy characters, as well as movie poster illustration, advertisement illustration, and artwork for collectibles, trading cards, and sculpture.
Julie_Bell_BWJulie Bell is a world-renowned, award-winning fantasy artist and wildlife painter. Julie has won two Chesley Awards and was the designer of the popular and award-winning series Dragons of Destiny. She also has won numerous first-place awards in the Art Renewal Center’s International Salon and was named a Living Master.
Whelan_BWMichael Whelan has created book and album covers for authors and musicians for 40 years, including Isaac Asimov, Stephen King, the Jacksons, and Meat Loaf. His clients have included every major U.S. book publisher, the National Geographic Society, CBS Records, and the Franklin Mint. As one of the most honored artist in science fiction, Michael has won 15 Hugo Awards, three World Fantasy Awards, and 13 Chesleys from the Association of Science Fiction and Fantasy Artists. Spectrum: The Best in Contemporary Fantastic Art named him a Grand Master in 2004.
MattStewart_BWMatt Stewart graduated with a BFA in illustration from Parsons School of Design in 1999 and turned his fascination with fantasy art into a career, working for book publishers and gaming companies, such as Wizards of the Coast, Upper Deck, Tor Books, and Duirwaigh Gallery. His work can be seen in multiple Spectrum Annuals, and has won multiple Chesley Awards.
DorianVallejoDorian Vallejo’s career began formally in his late teens when he began receiving commissions from publishing houses in New York while attending the School of Visual Arts. His love of traditional media and the figure drew him to portraiture and to focus on personal work, where he explores his other artistic interests. These days Dorian spends most of his time creating paintings and drawings for sale through galleries.
OConnor_BWWilliam O’Connor is the author and illustrator of the best-selling Dracopedia book trilogy and has produced over 5,000 illustrations for the gaming and publishing business for over 25 years. He has worked with such companies as Wizards of the Coast, Impact Books, Blizzard Entertainment, Sterling Publishing, Lucasfilm, and Activision. He has won over 30 industry awards for artistic excellence. William has taught and lectured around the country about his varied artwork; he is also a regular contributor to the popular art blog Muddy Colors and exhibits his work at such industry shows as IX, New York Comic Con, and Gen Con.
Rebecca Leveille-Guay is a graduate of Pratt Institute. Rebecca has been in group shows at R. Michelson Galleries, Allentown Art Museum, La Luz de Jesus Gallery, and Jonathan LeVine Gallery. She has been a guest artist/speaker at Rhode Island School of Design, the University of Massachusetts, Savannah College of Art and Design, and Fordham University. Rebecca has also been a guest instructor at Pratt Institute, and a guest artist by invitation to shows and events in Melbourne (Australia), Paris, Nagoya and Osaka (Japan), and Valencia, San Fernando, and Torrelavega (Spain). Her work has been reproduced in Juxtapoz magazine and featured in online articles with Juxatpoz.com and HiFructose.com.
Bob_Eggleton_BWBob Eggleton is a successful science fiction, fantasy, and landscape artist. Winner of nine Hugo Awards, 12 Chesley Awards, 1999 Skylark Award, and two Locus Awards, his art can be seen on many magazines and books, including The First Men in the Moon by H.G.Wells, Dragonhenge (2002), and The Stardragons (2005). Bob has also worked as a conceptual illustrator for movies such as Sphere (1998), Jimmy Neutron Boy Genius (2001), and The Ant Bully (2006), and the thrill ride Star Trek: The Experience in Las Vegas. He has been elected as a Fellow of The International Association of Astronomical Artists, and is a Fellow of The New England Science Fiction Association.
Jordu Schell has been in the film and television industry since 1987. His talent as a designer and sculptor is world renowned, and his credits include: Avatar, The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian, 300, Hellboy, Aliens vs. Predator: Requiem, Men in Black, The Mist, Batman Returns, Edward Scissorhands, Alien: Resurrection, The X-Files Movie, Predator II, Galaxy Quest, Evolution, and many more. He also designed Emmy award-winning creature makeup and the first fully digital creature for a television series for Babylon 5.
Donato_BWDonato Giancola teaches at the School of Visual Arts, at Amherst College (Illustration Master Class), and online for the SmArt School. He appears at various institutions and conventions, from San Diego to Rome to Moscow. Since 1993, Donato has developed a list of clients that range from major book publishers and concept design firms, including the United Nations, Lucasfilm, National Geographic, CNN, DC Comics, Microsoft, Playboy Magazine, U.S. Postal Service, Wizards of the Coast, Scholastic, Tor Books, Random House, Time/Warner, and the Syfy Channel. He has received the Hamilton King Award from the Society of Illustrators, and 20 Chesley Awards from the Association of Science Fiction and Fantasy Artists.
DavePalumbo_BWDavid Palumbo aims to craft a moody world rich in mystery and danger. He is interested in atmospheric scenes, which combine a modern psychology and texture with a classic painterly and expressive hand. His work can be found on book covers and gaming cards and has been honored with multiple awards, including a Chesley and several Spectrum medals. In addition to genre illustration, his work is featured fine art galleries from New York to Paris, and he has published several collections of his personal paintings.
ZugBWMark Zug’s formative inspirations were N.C. Wyeth, Howard Pyle, J. C. Leyendecker, and others of the Brandywine illustration tradition. His work was first published in 1994 with I, Robot: The Illustrated Screenplay by Harlan Ellison. His artwork has appeared on the covers of novels for Eberron and Forgotten Realms. His work has also appeared in Popular Science, Dragon, Dungeon, Duelist, Inquest, and Star Wars Gamer. He has illustrated for Shadowrun, BattleTech, Dune, Magic: The Gathering, and World of Warcraft. In recent years, he has become the illustrator of the best-selling Septimus Heap series of fantasy novels by Angie Sage. He holds a Jack Gaughan Award, a Chesley Award, and an Illie Award.
RuthSanderson_BWRuth Sanderson’s love of fairy tales and fantasy began when she was a child, reading her father’s battered copy of Grimms’ Fairy Tales. Ruth has illustrated over 80 books for children, and her fairy tales have received much acclaim. Her work can also be found on book covers, collector’s plates, puzzles, and greeting cards, and she has exhibited in museums, galleries, and numerous science fiction and fantasy conventions. Ruth was the Artist Guest of Honor at the 2011 World Fantasy Convention, and received the Inkpot Award at the 2013 San Diego Comi-Con. The original artwork from her book The Twelve Dancing Princesses is now in the permanent collection of the Norman Rockwell Museum.
Hickman-PortraitStephen Hickman has been illustrating science fiction and fantasy for four decades. His work is inspired by the masters of fantasy and science fiction writing, including J.R.R. Tolkien, H.P. Lovecraft, A. Merritt, Edgar Rice Burroughs, and Clark Ashton Smith. His illustrations have been used as cover work for many contemporary writers: Stephen Brust, Hal Colbatch, Tom Cool, Gordon Dickson, David Drake, Harlan Ellison, Robert Heinlein, Anne McCaffrey, Larry Niven, Andre Norton, Jerry Pournelle, and Steve Stirling, among others. Hickman’s work has earned him critical acclaim, including a World Science Fiction Convention’s Hugo Award, six Chesley Awards from the Association of Science Fiction and Fantasy Artists, and two Spectrum Gold Awards.
Stawicki Portrait 1016Matt Stawicki’s aesthetic is greatly influenced by Howard Pyle, N.C. Wyeth, Norman Rockwell, and Maxfield Parrish. Born and raised in Wilmington, Delaware, Matt graduated from the Pennsylvania School of Art and Design in 1991. Since beginning his professional career, he has created many images for a wide range of products, including book covers, video game covers, collectible cards, CD cover art, and many other fantasy products. Matt’s work has been showcased in The Masters of Dragonlance Art and Dragon Art and select clients include Daw Books, Tor Books and Time/Warner Books, Monte Cook Games, Milton-Bradley, Hasbro, Wizards of the Coast, Vivendi Games, The Franklin Mint, and The Bradford Exchange. His art can also be seen at various pop culture conventions such as DragonCon, GenCon, and IX.

britt_bwBritt Snyder Britt Snyder is an oil  painter in the Boston area and has been featured in Spectrum 21: The Best in Contemporary Fantastic Art, High FructoseImagineFX Magazine, Southwest Art, American Art Collector, and was awarded the 2014 Rising Stars Award through Muddy Colors blog for his oil paintings. Britt is the 2016 Grand Prize awardee of The Artist’s Magazine all media competition. He has 14 years experience as a commercial artist for companies such as SONY, THQ, Blizzard Entertainment, and many others.

About IX

Launched in 2008, IX is the first, groundbreaking art show, symposium, and celebration dedicated solely to Imaginative Realism–bringing artists, students, collectors, and art fans together for an annual gathering intended to inspire and create further awareness and zeal for Imaginative Realism and the realm of the fantastic.

IX is the world’s largest gathering of artists, students, and collectors of Imaginative Realist art. Each year, over 200 artists come to IX from around the world for five days to exhibit their work, finding inspiration and buyers in equal measure. Over the years, the show has been attended by artists from all over the United States, Canada, Spain, Australia, France, Germany, the United Kingdom, Croatia, and the Netherlands–featuring well over 1,000 pieces of original art and countless books, prints, and other materials each year. In addition, art collectors from as far away as the United Kingdom and continental Europe attend annually.

IX 9 will be held in Reading, Pennsylvania at the GoogleWorks Center for the Arts October 19 – 23, 2016. For more information, visit imaginativerealism.org.

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Accommodations

Visiting from out of town? We got you covered! Book from local hotels below for a special IX Preview Weekend deal.

Westin Wilmington
818 Shipyard Drive; Wilmington, DE 19801

  • $119 per night (plus 10% lodging tax)
  • Free parking
  • Complimentary internet in sleeping rooms
  • 10-15 minute drive to the Museum

Book now

Sheraton Suites Wilmington Downtown
422 Delaware Ave; Wilmington, DE 19801

  • $116 per night (plus 10% lodging tax)
  • Free Parking
  • Complimentary internet in sleeping rooms
  • Downtown location is an easy walk to and from local restaurants and bars
  • 10-15 minute drive to the Museum
  • Shuttle service information to and from the Museum will be available in September

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Kids’ Corner Creativity Hours
Sep 25 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Kids' Corner Creativity Hours

Don’t miss Kaleidoscope Cove in Kids’ Corner! This interactive installation— imagined by the Museum’s first Family-in-Residence, parents Ben and Eilish Volta and their two sons Milo and Thor—explores Howard Pyle’s work through a kaleidoscopic lens. The temporary installation features a cascading paper garland waterfall and a curtain of paper gold coins, a kid-sized geometric treasure cove, and details of Pyle’s work patterned on the walls. Kaleidoscope Cove will be on view through October 30, 2016.

Kids’ Corner Creativity Hours:
May-October: Thursdays, 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.; Fridays, 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.; and Sundays, Noon – 3:00 p.m.

During designated Creativity Hours, kids are invited to add materials to the evolving treasure cove and create their own kaleidoscopes. Families can also experience the Pyle galleries through the imagination of Milo and his gallery map while creating their own art-inspired maps.

Please help us keep Kaleidoscope Cove special for all families.   

  • Be gentle and safe while you explore the space.
  • Keep your feet on the floor while you play and explore.
  • Beanbags should stay on the ground for kids to sit down.
  • Put books and shapes away when you are finished for the day.
  • It’s always better when families stay and play together!

Explore Kaleidoscope Cove with your family. It’s Okay to touch, read, build, and play in this space. This is a good place to relax and take a break. Snacks are welcome.

SUPPORTERS

Kids’ Corner is supported by the Pollyanna Foundation.

Sep
30
Fri
Glory of Stories
Sep 30 @ 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 1 Last Stop on Market Street by Matt De La Peña
July 8 Extra Yarn by Mac Barnett
July 15 Duck on a Bike by David Shannon
July 22 Yesterday I had the Blues by Jeron Ashford Frame
July 29 Iggy Peck, Architect by Andrea Beaty

Aug 5 How I Became a Pirate by Melinda Long
Aug 12 My Heart is Like a Zoo by Michael Hall
Aug 19 The Incredible Book-Eating Boy by Oliver Jeffers
Aug 26 Miss Rumphius by Barbara Cooney

Sept 2 Chicka Chicka Boom Boom by Bill Martin Jr. and John Archambault
Sept 9 The Imaginary Garden by Andrew Larsen
Sept 16 I Ain’t Gonna Paint No More! by Karen Beaumont
Sept 23 Papa Gatto by Ruth Sanderson
Sept 30 The Art Lesson by Tomie dePaola

Oct 7 A Tree is nice by Janice May Udry
Oct 14 Mouse Paint by Ellen Stoll Walsh
Oct 21 A Bad Case of Stripes by David Shannon
Oct 28 The Little Old Lady Who Was Not Afraid of Anything by Linda Williams (Special Halloween edition: wear your costume!)

Nov4 Still Life Stew by Helena Clare Pittman
Nov 11 Flashlight by Lizi Boyd
Nov 18 The Stranger by Chris Van Allsburg
Nov 25 Bear Says Thanks by Karma Wilson

Group Reservations

Group tour reservations are required for groups of 10 or more children.
Chaperone guidelines and admission rates apply to reserved group tours. Click here for more information.

Oct
2
Sun
Kids’ Corner Creativity Hours
Oct 2 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Kids' Corner Creativity Hours

Don’t miss Kaleidoscope Cove in Kids’ Corner! This interactive installation— imagined by the Museum’s first Family-in-Residence, parents Ben and Eilish Volta and their two sons Milo and Thor—explores Howard Pyle’s work through a kaleidoscopic lens. The temporary installation features a cascading paper garland waterfall and a curtain of paper gold coins, a kid-sized geometric treasure cove, and details of Pyle’s work patterned on the walls. Kaleidoscope Cove will be on view through October 30, 2016.

Kids’ Corner Creativity Hours:
May-October: Thursdays, 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.; Fridays, 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.; and Sundays, Noon – 3:00 p.m.

During designated Creativity Hours, kids are invited to add materials to the evolving treasure cove and create their own kaleidoscopes. Families can also experience the Pyle galleries through the imagination of Milo and his gallery map while creating their own art-inspired maps.

Please help us keep Kaleidoscope Cove special for all families.   

  • Be gentle and safe while you explore the space.
  • Keep your feet on the floor while you play and explore.
  • Beanbags should stay on the ground for kids to sit down.
  • Put books and shapes away when you are finished for the day.
  • It’s always better when families stay and play together!

Explore Kaleidoscope Cove with your family. It’s Okay to touch, read, build, and play in this space. This is a good place to relax and take a break. Snacks are welcome.

SUPPORTERS

Kids’ Corner is supported by the Pollyanna Foundation.

Oct
7
Fri
Glory of Stories
Oct 7 @ 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 1 Last Stop on Market Street by Matt De La Peña
July 8 Extra Yarn by Mac Barnett
July 15 Duck on a Bike by David Shannon
July 22 Yesterday I had the Blues by Jeron Ashford Frame
July 29 Iggy Peck, Architect by Andrea Beaty

Aug 5 How I Became a Pirate by Melinda Long
Aug 12 My Heart is Like a Zoo by Michael Hall
Aug 19 The Incredible Book-Eating Boy by Oliver Jeffers
Aug 26 Miss Rumphius by Barbara Cooney

Sept 2 Chicka Chicka Boom Boom by Bill Martin Jr. and John Archambault
Sept 9 The Imaginary Garden by Andrew Larsen
Sept 16 I Ain’t Gonna Paint No More! by Karen Beaumont
Sept 23 Papa Gatto by Ruth Sanderson
Sept 30 The Art Lesson by Tomie dePaola

Oct 7 A Tree is nice by Janice May Udry
Oct 14 Mouse Paint by Ellen Stoll Walsh
Oct 21 A Bad Case of Stripes by David Shannon
Oct 28 The Little Old Lady Who Was Not Afraid of Anything by Linda Williams (Special Halloween edition: wear your costume!)

Nov4 Still Life Stew by Helena Clare Pittman
Nov 11 Flashlight by Lizi Boyd
Nov 18 The Stranger by Chris Van Allsburg
Nov 25 Bear Says Thanks by Karma Wilson

Group Reservations

Group tour reservations are required for groups of 10 or more children.
Chaperone guidelines and admission rates apply to reserved group tours. Click here for more information.

Oct
9
Sun
Kids’ Corner Creativity Hours
Oct 9 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Kids' Corner Creativity Hours

Don’t miss Kaleidoscope Cove in Kids’ Corner! This interactive installation— imagined by the Museum’s first Family-in-Residence, parents Ben and Eilish Volta and their two sons Milo and Thor—explores Howard Pyle’s work through a kaleidoscopic lens. The temporary installation features a cascading paper garland waterfall and a curtain of paper gold coins, a kid-sized geometric treasure cove, and details of Pyle’s work patterned on the walls. Kaleidoscope Cove will be on view through October 30, 2016.

Kids’ Corner Creativity Hours:
May-October: Thursdays, 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.; Fridays, 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.; and Sundays, Noon – 3:00 p.m.

During designated Creativity Hours, kids are invited to add materials to the evolving treasure cove and create their own kaleidoscopes. Families can also experience the Pyle galleries through the imagination of Milo and his gallery map while creating their own art-inspired maps.

Please help us keep Kaleidoscope Cove special for all families.   

  • Be gentle and safe while you explore the space.
  • Keep your feet on the floor while you play and explore.
  • Beanbags should stay on the ground for kids to sit down.
  • Put books and shapes away when you are finished for the day.
  • It’s always better when families stay and play together!

Explore Kaleidoscope Cove with your family. It’s Okay to touch, read, build, and play in this space. This is a good place to relax and take a break. Snacks are welcome.

SUPPORTERS

Kids’ Corner is supported by the Pollyanna Foundation.

Sunday Studio
Oct 9 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

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Each month, adults and children can create art together and experiment with new materials, techniques, and themes in the Bank of America Education Wing Studios—no reservations required! This series is sponsored by AT&T. Recommended for ages 6+ and adults.

July 10 Black, white, and read all over: Comic strips
Aug 14 Make-believe creatures
Sept 11 Outdoor Art
Oct 9 Special Halloween Edition: Costume Workshop
Nov 13 Clay Figures

 

Oct
13
Thu
Sketch It!
Oct 13 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Sketch It!

Stop by the galleries to sketch, doodle, and draw together, inspired by the collection. Materials provided. All ages welcome.

 

Oct
14
Fri
Glory of Stories
Oct 14 @ 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 1 Last Stop on Market Street by Matt De La Peña
July 8 Extra Yarn by Mac Barnett
July 15 Duck on a Bike by David Shannon
July 22 Yesterday I had the Blues by Jeron Ashford Frame
July 29 Iggy Peck, Architect by Andrea Beaty

Aug 5 How I Became a Pirate by Melinda Long
Aug 12 My Heart is Like a Zoo by Michael Hall
Aug 19 The Incredible Book-Eating Boy by Oliver Jeffers
Aug 26 Miss Rumphius by Barbara Cooney

Sept 2 Chicka Chicka Boom Boom by Bill Martin Jr. and John Archambault
Sept 9 The Imaginary Garden by Andrew Larsen
Sept 16 I Ain’t Gonna Paint No More! by Karen Beaumont
Sept 23 Papa Gatto by Ruth Sanderson
Sept 30 The Art Lesson by Tomie dePaola

Oct 7 A Tree is nice by Janice May Udry
Oct 14 Mouse Paint by Ellen Stoll Walsh
Oct 21 A Bad Case of Stripes by David Shannon
Oct 28 The Little Old Lady Who Was Not Afraid of Anything by Linda Williams (Special Halloween edition: wear your costume!)

Nov4 Still Life Stew by Helena Clare Pittman
Nov 11 Flashlight by Lizi Boyd
Nov 18 The Stranger by Chris Van Allsburg
Nov 25 Bear Says Thanks by Karma Wilson

Group Reservations

Group tour reservations are required for groups of 10 or more children.
Chaperone guidelines and admission rates apply to reserved group tours. Click here for more information.

Oct
16
Sun
Kids’ Corner Creativity Hours
Oct 16 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Kids' Corner Creativity Hours

Don’t miss Kaleidoscope Cove in Kids’ Corner! This interactive installation— imagined by the Museum’s first Family-in-Residence, parents Ben and Eilish Volta and their two sons Milo and Thor—explores Howard Pyle’s work through a kaleidoscopic lens. The temporary installation features a cascading paper garland waterfall and a curtain of paper gold coins, a kid-sized geometric treasure cove, and details of Pyle’s work patterned on the walls. Kaleidoscope Cove will be on view through October 30, 2016.

Kids’ Corner Creativity Hours:
May-October: Thursdays, 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.; Fridays, 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.; and Sundays, Noon – 3:00 p.m.

During designated Creativity Hours, kids are invited to add materials to the evolving treasure cove and create their own kaleidoscopes. Families can also experience the Pyle galleries through the imagination of Milo and his gallery map while creating their own art-inspired maps.

Please help us keep Kaleidoscope Cove special for all families.   

  • Be gentle and safe while you explore the space.
  • Keep your feet on the floor while you play and explore.
  • Beanbags should stay on the ground for kids to sit down.
  • Put books and shapes away when you are finished for the day.
  • It’s always better when families stay and play together!

Explore Kaleidoscope Cove with your family. It’s Okay to touch, read, build, and play in this space. This is a good place to relax and take a break. Snacks are welcome.

SUPPORTERS

Kids’ Corner is supported by the Pollyanna Foundation.

Oct
21
Fri
Glory of Stories
Oct 21 @ 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 1 Last Stop on Market Street by Matt De La Peña
July 8 Extra Yarn by Mac Barnett
July 15 Duck on a Bike by David Shannon
July 22 Yesterday I had the Blues by Jeron Ashford Frame
July 29 Iggy Peck, Architect by Andrea Beaty

Aug 5 How I Became a Pirate by Melinda Long
Aug 12 My Heart is Like a Zoo by Michael Hall
Aug 19 The Incredible Book-Eating Boy by Oliver Jeffers
Aug 26 Miss Rumphius by Barbara Cooney

Sept 2 Chicka Chicka Boom Boom by Bill Martin Jr. and John Archambault
Sept 9 The Imaginary Garden by Andrew Larsen
Sept 16 I Ain’t Gonna Paint No More! by Karen Beaumont
Sept 23 Papa Gatto by Ruth Sanderson
Sept 30 The Art Lesson by Tomie dePaola

Oct 7 A Tree is nice by Janice May Udry
Oct 14 Mouse Paint by Ellen Stoll Walsh
Oct 21 A Bad Case of Stripes by David Shannon
Oct 28 The Little Old Lady Who Was Not Afraid of Anything by Linda Williams (Special Halloween edition: wear your costume!)

Nov4 Still Life Stew by Helena Clare Pittman
Nov 11 Flashlight by Lizi Boyd
Nov 18 The Stranger by Chris Van Allsburg
Nov 25 Bear Says Thanks by Karma Wilson

Group Reservations

Group tour reservations are required for groups of 10 or more children.
Chaperone guidelines and admission rates apply to reserved group tours. Click here for more information.

Oct
22
Sat
NEW! Glory of Stories Saturdays
Oct 22 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
NEW! Glory of Stories Saturdays

Fourth Saturday of the month

Can’t make it to Friday’s Glory of Stories program? Join us on the fourth Saturday each month in 2016 instead! 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 23 Yesterday I had the Blues by Jeron Ashford Frame
Aug 27 Miss Rumphius by Barbara Cooney
Sept 24 Papa Gatto by Ruth Sanderson
Oct 22 A Bad Case of Stripes by David Shannon
Oct 29 The Little Old Lady Who Was Not Afraid of Anything by Linda Williams (Special Halloween edition: wear your costume!)
Nov 26 Bear Says Thanks by Karma Wilson

Oct
23
Sun
Kids’ Corner Creativity Hours
Oct 23 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Kids' Corner Creativity Hours

Don’t miss Kaleidoscope Cove in Kids’ Corner! This interactive installation— imagined by the Museum’s first Family-in-Residence, parents Ben and Eilish Volta and their two sons Milo and Thor—explores Howard Pyle’s work through a kaleidoscopic lens. The temporary installation features a cascading paper garland waterfall and a curtain of paper gold coins, a kid-sized geometric treasure cove, and details of Pyle’s work patterned on the walls. Kaleidoscope Cove will be on view through October 30, 2016.

Kids’ Corner Creativity Hours:
May-October: Thursdays, 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.; Fridays, 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.; and Sundays, Noon – 3:00 p.m.

During designated Creativity Hours, kids are invited to add materials to the evolving treasure cove and create their own kaleidoscopes. Families can also experience the Pyle galleries through the imagination of Milo and his gallery map while creating their own art-inspired maps.

Please help us keep Kaleidoscope Cove special for all families.   

  • Be gentle and safe while you explore the space.
  • Keep your feet on the floor while you play and explore.
  • Beanbags should stay on the ground for kids to sit down.
  • Put books and shapes away when you are finished for the day.
  • It’s always better when families stay and play together!

Explore Kaleidoscope Cove with your family. It’s Okay to touch, read, build, and play in this space. This is a good place to relax and take a break. Snacks are welcome.

SUPPORTERS

Kids’ Corner is supported by the Pollyanna Foundation.

Oct
27
Thu
Sketch It!
Oct 27 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Sketch It!

Stop by the galleries to sketch, doodle, and draw together, inspired by the collection. Materials provided. All ages welcome.

 

Luminaria Labyrinth Walk
Oct 27 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Luminaria Labyrinth Walk

Illuminated by tea lights, this labyrinth program is the perfect way to wind down at the end of a long day. Free, but donations are accepted to help maintain the Museum’s Labyrinth in the Anthony N. Fusco Reservoir.

Oct
28
Fri
Glory of Stories
Oct 28 @ 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 1 Last Stop on Market Street by Matt De La Peña
July 8 Extra Yarn by Mac Barnett
July 15 Duck on a Bike by David Shannon
July 22 Yesterday I had the Blues by Jeron Ashford Frame
July 29 Iggy Peck, Architect by Andrea Beaty

Aug 5 How I Became a Pirate by Melinda Long
Aug 12 My Heart is Like a Zoo by Michael Hall
Aug 19 The Incredible Book-Eating Boy by Oliver Jeffers
Aug 26 Miss Rumphius by Barbara Cooney

Sept 2 Chicka Chicka Boom Boom by Bill Martin Jr. and John Archambault
Sept 9 The Imaginary Garden by Andrew Larsen
Sept 16 I Ain’t Gonna Paint No More! by Karen Beaumont
Sept 23 Papa Gatto by Ruth Sanderson
Sept 30 The Art Lesson by Tomie dePaola

Oct 7 A Tree is nice by Janice May Udry
Oct 14 Mouse Paint by Ellen Stoll Walsh
Oct 21 A Bad Case of Stripes by David Shannon
Oct 28 The Little Old Lady Who Was Not Afraid of Anything by Linda Williams (Special Halloween edition: wear your costume!)

Nov4 Still Life Stew by Helena Clare Pittman
Nov 11 Flashlight by Lizi Boyd
Nov 18 The Stranger by Chris Van Allsburg
Nov 25 Bear Says Thanks by Karma Wilson

Group Reservations

Group tour reservations are required for groups of 10 or more children.
Chaperone guidelines and admission rates apply to reserved group tours. Click here for more information.

Oct
29
Sat
NEW! Glory of Stories Saturdays
Oct 29 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
NEW! Glory of Stories Saturdays

Fourth Saturday of the month

Can’t make it to Friday’s Glory of Stories program? Join us on the fourth Saturday each month in 2016 instead! 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 23 Yesterday I had the Blues by Jeron Ashford Frame
Aug 27 Miss Rumphius by Barbara Cooney
Sept 24 Papa Gatto by Ruth Sanderson
Oct 22 A Bad Case of Stripes by David Shannon
Oct 29 The Little Old Lady Who Was Not Afraid of Anything by Linda Williams (Special Halloween edition: wear your costume!)
Nov 26 Bear Says Thanks by Karma Wilson

Oct
30
Sun
Kids’ Corner Creativity Hours
Oct 30 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Kids' Corner Creativity Hours

Don’t miss Kaleidoscope Cove in Kids’ Corner! This interactive installation— imagined by the Museum’s first Family-in-Residence, parents Ben and Eilish Volta and their two sons Milo and Thor—explores Howard Pyle’s work through a kaleidoscopic lens. The temporary installation features a cascading paper garland waterfall and a curtain of paper gold coins, a kid-sized geometric treasure cove, and details of Pyle’s work patterned on the walls. Kaleidoscope Cove will be on view through October 30, 2016.

Kids’ Corner Creativity Hours:
May-October: Thursdays, 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.; Fridays, 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.; and Sundays, Noon – 3:00 p.m.

During designated Creativity Hours, kids are invited to add materials to the evolving treasure cove and create their own kaleidoscopes. Families can also experience the Pyle galleries through the imagination of Milo and his gallery map while creating their own art-inspired maps.

Please help us keep Kaleidoscope Cove special for all families.   

  • Be gentle and safe while you explore the space.
  • Keep your feet on the floor while you play and explore.
  • Beanbags should stay on the ground for kids to sit down.
  • Put books and shapes away when you are finished for the day.
  • It’s always better when families stay and play together!

Explore Kaleidoscope Cove with your family. It’s Okay to touch, read, build, and play in this space. This is a good place to relax and take a break. Snacks are welcome.

SUPPORTERS

Kids’ Corner is supported by the Pollyanna Foundation.

Nov
4
Fri
Glory of Stories
Nov 4 @ 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 1 Last Stop on Market Street by Matt De La Peña
July 8 Extra Yarn by Mac Barnett
July 15 Duck on a Bike by David Shannon
July 22 Yesterday I had the Blues by Jeron Ashford Frame
July 29 Iggy Peck, Architect by Andrea Beaty

Aug 5 How I Became a Pirate by Melinda Long
Aug 12 My Heart is Like a Zoo by Michael Hall
Aug 19 The Incredible Book-Eating Boy by Oliver Jeffers
Aug 26 Miss Rumphius by Barbara Cooney

Sept 2 Chicka Chicka Boom Boom by Bill Martin Jr. and John Archambault
Sept 9 The Imaginary Garden by Andrew Larsen
Sept 16 I Ain’t Gonna Paint No More! by Karen Beaumont
Sept 23 Papa Gatto by Ruth Sanderson
Sept 30 The Art Lesson by Tomie dePaola

Oct 7 A Tree is nice by Janice May Udry
Oct 14 Mouse Paint by Ellen Stoll Walsh
Oct 21 A Bad Case of Stripes by David Shannon
Oct 28 The Little Old Lady Who Was Not Afraid of Anything by Linda Williams (Special Halloween edition: wear your costume!)

Nov4 Still Life Stew by Helena Clare Pittman
Nov 11 Flashlight by Lizi Boyd
Nov 18 The Stranger by Chris Van Allsburg
Nov 25 Bear Says Thanks by Karma Wilson

Group Reservations

Group tour reservations are required for groups of 10 or more children.
Chaperone guidelines and admission rates apply to reserved group tours. Click here for more information.

Nov
10
Thu
Sketch It!
Nov 10 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Sketch It!

Stop by the galleries to sketch, doodle, and draw together, inspired by the collection. Materials provided. All ages welcome.

 

Nov
11
Fri
Glory of Stories
Nov 11 @ 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 1 Last Stop on Market Street by Matt De La Peña
July 8 Extra Yarn by Mac Barnett
July 15 Duck on a Bike by David Shannon
July 22 Yesterday I had the Blues by Jeron Ashford Frame
July 29 Iggy Peck, Architect by Andrea Beaty

Aug 5 How I Became a Pirate by Melinda Long
Aug 12 My Heart is Like a Zoo by Michael Hall
Aug 19 The Incredible Book-Eating Boy by Oliver Jeffers
Aug 26 Miss Rumphius by Barbara Cooney

Sept 2 Chicka Chicka Boom Boom by Bill Martin Jr. and John Archambault
Sept 9 The Imaginary Garden by Andrew Larsen
Sept 16 I Ain’t Gonna Paint No More! by Karen Beaumont
Sept 23 Papa Gatto by Ruth Sanderson
Sept 30 The Art Lesson by Tomie dePaola

Oct 7 A Tree is nice by Janice May Udry
Oct 14 Mouse Paint by Ellen Stoll Walsh
Oct 21 A Bad Case of Stripes by David Shannon
Oct 28 The Little Old Lady Who Was Not Afraid of Anything by Linda Williams (Special Halloween edition: wear your costume!)

Nov4 Still Life Stew by Helena Clare Pittman
Nov 11 Flashlight by Lizi Boyd
Nov 18 The Stranger by Chris Van Allsburg
Nov 25 Bear Says Thanks by Karma Wilson

Group Reservations

Group tour reservations are required for groups of 10 or more children.
Chaperone guidelines and admission rates apply to reserved group tours. Click here for more information.

Nov
13
Sun
Sunday Studio
Nov 13 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

IMG_1627-1Second Sundays

Each month, adults and children can create art together and experiment with new materials, techniques, and themes in the Bank of America Education Wing Studios—no reservations required! This series is sponsored by AT&T. Recommended for ages 6+ and adults.

July 10 Black, white, and read all over: Comic strips
Aug 14 Make-believe creatures
Sept 11 Outdoor Art
Oct 9 Special Halloween Edition: Costume Workshop
Nov 13 Clay Figures

 

Nov
18
Fri
Glory of Stories
Nov 18 @ 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 1 Last Stop on Market Street by Matt De La Peña
July 8 Extra Yarn by Mac Barnett
July 15 Duck on a Bike by David Shannon
July 22 Yesterday I had the Blues by Jeron Ashford Frame
July 29 Iggy Peck, Architect by Andrea Beaty

Aug 5 How I Became a Pirate by Melinda Long
Aug 12 My Heart is Like a Zoo by Michael Hall
Aug 19 The Incredible Book-Eating Boy by Oliver Jeffers
Aug 26 Miss Rumphius by Barbara Cooney

Sept 2 Chicka Chicka Boom Boom by Bill Martin Jr. and John Archambault
Sept 9 The Imaginary Garden by Andrew Larsen
Sept 16 I Ain’t Gonna Paint No More! by Karen Beaumont
Sept 23 Papa Gatto by Ruth Sanderson
Sept 30 The Art Lesson by Tomie dePaola

Oct 7 A Tree is nice by Janice May Udry
Oct 14 Mouse Paint by Ellen Stoll Walsh
Oct 21 A Bad Case of Stripes by David Shannon
Oct 28 The Little Old Lady Who Was Not Afraid of Anything by Linda Williams (Special Halloween edition: wear your costume!)

Nov4 Still Life Stew by Helena Clare Pittman
Nov 11 Flashlight by Lizi Boyd
Nov 18 The Stranger by Chris Van Allsburg
Nov 25 Bear Says Thanks by Karma Wilson

Group Reservations

Group tour reservations are required for groups of 10 or more children.
Chaperone guidelines and admission rates apply to reserved group tours. Click here for more information.

Nov
25
Fri
Glory of Stories
Nov 25 @ 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 1 Last Stop on Market Street by Matt De La Peña
July 8 Extra Yarn by Mac Barnett
July 15 Duck on a Bike by David Shannon
July 22 Yesterday I had the Blues by Jeron Ashford Frame
July 29 Iggy Peck, Architect by Andrea Beaty

Aug 5 How I Became a Pirate by Melinda Long
Aug 12 My Heart is Like a Zoo by Michael Hall
Aug 19 The Incredible Book-Eating Boy by Oliver Jeffers
Aug 26 Miss Rumphius by Barbara Cooney

Sept 2 Chicka Chicka Boom Boom by Bill Martin Jr. and John Archambault
Sept 9 The Imaginary Garden by Andrew Larsen
Sept 16 I Ain’t Gonna Paint No More! by Karen Beaumont
Sept 23 Papa Gatto by Ruth Sanderson
Sept 30 The Art Lesson by Tomie dePaola

Oct 7 A Tree is nice by Janice May Udry
Oct 14 Mouse Paint by Ellen Stoll Walsh
Oct 21 A Bad Case of Stripes by David Shannon
Oct 28 The Little Old Lady Who Was Not Afraid of Anything by Linda Williams (Special Halloween edition: wear your costume!)

Nov4 Still Life Stew by Helena Clare Pittman
Nov 11 Flashlight by Lizi Boyd
Nov 18 The Stranger by Chris Van Allsburg
Nov 25 Bear Says Thanks by Karma Wilson

Group Reservations

Group tour reservations are required for groups of 10 or more children.
Chaperone guidelines and admission rates apply to reserved group tours. Click here for more information.

Nov
26
Sat
NEW! Glory of Stories Saturdays
Nov 26 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
NEW! Glory of Stories Saturdays

Fourth Saturday of the month

Can’t make it to Friday’s Glory of Stories program? Join us on the fourth Saturday each month in 2016 instead! 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 23 Yesterday I had the Blues by Jeron Ashford Frame
Aug 27 Miss Rumphius by Barbara Cooney
Sept 24 Papa Gatto by Ruth Sanderson
Oct 22 A Bad Case of Stripes by David Shannon
Oct 29 The Little Old Lady Who Was Not Afraid of Anything by Linda Williams (Special Halloween edition: wear your costume!)
Nov 26 Bear Says Thanks by Karma Wilson

Dec
8
Thu
Sketch It!
Dec 8 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Sketch It!

Stop by the galleries to sketch, doodle, and draw together, inspired by the collection. Materials provided. All ages welcome.

 

Dec
11
Sun
Sunday Studio
Dec 11 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

IMG_1627-1Second Sundays

Each month, adults and children can create art together and experiment with new materials, techniques, and themes in the Bank of America Education Wing Studios—no reservations required! This series is sponsored by AT&T. Recommended for ages 6+ and adults.

July 10 Black, white, and read all over: Comic strips
Aug 14 Make-believe creatures
Sept 11 Outdoor Art
Oct 9 Special Halloween Edition: Costume Workshop
Nov 13 Clay Figures

 

Dec
22
Thu
Sketch It!
Dec 22 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Sketch It!

Stop by the galleries to sketch, doodle, and draw together, inspired by the collection. Materials provided. All ages welcome.

 

Jan
8
Sun
Sunday Studio
Jan 8 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

IMG_1627-1Second Sundays

Each month, adults and children can create art together and experiment with new materials, techniques, and themes in the Bank of America Education Wing Studios—no reservations required! This series is sponsored by AT&T. Recommended for ages 6+ and adults.

July 10 Black, white, and read all over: Comic strips
Aug 14 Make-believe creatures
Sept 11 Outdoor Art
Oct 9 Special Halloween Edition: Costume Workshop
Nov 13 Clay Figures

 

Jan
12
Thu
Sketch It!
Jan 12 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Sketch It!

Stop by the galleries to sketch, doodle, and draw together, inspired by the collection. Materials provided. All ages welcome.

 

Jan
26
Thu
Sketch It!
Jan 26 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Sketch It!

Stop by the galleries to sketch, doodle, and draw together, inspired by the collection. Materials provided. All ages welcome.

 

Feb
9
Thu
Sketch It!
Feb 9 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Sketch It!

Stop by the galleries to sketch, doodle, and draw together, inspired by the collection. Materials provided. All ages welcome.

 

Feb
12
Sun
Sunday Studio
Feb 12 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

IMG_1627-1Second Sundays

Each month, adults and children can create art together and experiment with new materials, techniques, and themes in the Bank of America Education Wing Studios—no reservations required! This series is sponsored by AT&T. Recommended for ages 6+ and adults.

July 10 Black, white, and read all over: Comic strips
Aug 14 Make-believe creatures
Sept 11 Outdoor Art
Oct 9 Special Halloween Edition: Costume Workshop
Nov 13 Clay Figures

 

Feb
23
Thu
Sketch It!
Feb 23 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Sketch It!

Stop by the galleries to sketch, doodle, and draw together, inspired by the collection. Materials provided. All ages welcome.

 

Mar
9
Thu
Sketch It!
Mar 9 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Sketch It!

Stop by the galleries to sketch, doodle, and draw together, inspired by the collection. Materials provided. All ages welcome.

 

Mar
12
Sun
Sunday Studio
Mar 12 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

IMG_1627-1Second Sundays

Each month, adults and children can create art together and experiment with new materials, techniques, and themes in the Bank of America Education Wing Studios—no reservations required! This series is sponsored by AT&T. Recommended for ages 6+ and adults.

July 10 Black, white, and read all over: Comic strips
Aug 14 Make-believe creatures
Sept 11 Outdoor Art
Oct 9 Special Halloween Edition: Costume Workshop
Nov 13 Clay Figures

 

Mar
23
Thu
Sketch It!
Mar 23 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Sketch It!

Stop by the galleries to sketch, doodle, and draw together, inspired by the collection. Materials provided. All ages welcome.

 

Apr
9
Sun
Sunday Studio
Apr 9 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

IMG_1627-1Second Sundays

Each month, adults and children can create art together and experiment with new materials, techniques, and themes in the Bank of America Education Wing Studios—no reservations required! This series is sponsored by AT&T. Recommended for ages 6+ and adults.

July 10 Black, white, and read all over: Comic strips
Aug 14 Make-believe creatures
Sept 11 Outdoor Art
Oct 9 Special Halloween Edition: Costume Workshop
Nov 13 Clay Figures

 

Apr
13
Thu
Sketch It!
Apr 13 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Sketch It!

Stop by the galleries to sketch, doodle, and draw together, inspired by the collection. Materials provided. All ages welcome.

 

Apr
27
Thu
Sketch It!
Apr 27 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Sketch It!

Stop by the galleries to sketch, doodle, and draw together, inspired by the collection. Materials provided. All ages welcome.

 

May
11
Thu
Sketch It!
May 11 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Sketch It!

Stop by the galleries to sketch, doodle, and draw together, inspired by the collection. Materials provided. All ages welcome.

 

May
14
Sun
Sunday Studio
May 14 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

IMG_1627-1Second Sundays

Each month, adults and children can create art together and experiment with new materials, techniques, and themes in the Bank of America Education Wing Studios—no reservations required! This series is sponsored by AT&T. Recommended for ages 6+ and adults.

July 10 Black, white, and read all over: Comic strips
Aug 14 Make-believe creatures
Sept 11 Outdoor Art
Oct 9 Special Halloween Edition: Costume Workshop
Nov 13 Clay Figures

 

May
25
Thu
Sketch It!
May 25 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Sketch It!

Stop by the galleries to sketch, doodle, and draw together, inspired by the collection. Materials provided. All ages welcome.

 

Jun
8
Thu
Sketch It!
Jun 8 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Sketch It!

Stop by the galleries to sketch, doodle, and draw together, inspired by the collection. Materials provided. All ages welcome.

 

Jun
11
Sun
Sunday Studio
Jun 11 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

IMG_1627-1Second Sundays

Each month, adults and children can create art together and experiment with new materials, techniques, and themes in the Bank of America Education Wing Studios—no reservations required! This series is sponsored by AT&T. Recommended for ages 6+ and adults.

July 10 Black, white, and read all over: Comic strips
Aug 14 Make-believe creatures
Sept 11 Outdoor Art
Oct 9 Special Halloween Edition: Costume Workshop
Nov 13 Clay Figures

 

Jun
22
Thu
Sketch It!
Jun 22 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Sketch It!

Stop by the galleries to sketch, doodle, and draw together, inspired by the collection. Materials provided. All ages welcome.

 

Jul
9
Sun
Sunday Studio
Jul 9 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

IMG_1627-1Second Sundays

Each month, adults and children can create art together and experiment with new materials, techniques, and themes in the Bank of America Education Wing Studios—no reservations required! This series is sponsored by AT&T. Recommended for ages 6+ and adults.

July 10 Black, white, and read all over: Comic strips
Aug 14 Make-believe creatures
Sept 11 Outdoor Art
Oct 9 Special Halloween Edition: Costume Workshop
Nov 13 Clay Figures

 

Jul
13
Thu
Sketch It!
Jul 13 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Sketch It!

Stop by the galleries to sketch, doodle, and draw together, inspired by the collection. Materials provided. All ages welcome.

 

Jul
27
Thu
Sketch It!
Jul 27 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Sketch It!

Stop by the galleries to sketch, doodle, and draw together, inspired by the collection. Materials provided. All ages welcome.

 

Aug
10
Thu
Sketch It!
Aug 10 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Sketch It!

Stop by the galleries to sketch, doodle, and draw together, inspired by the collection. Materials provided. All ages welcome.

 

Aug
13
Sun
Sunday Studio
Aug 13 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

IMG_1627-1Second Sundays

Each month, adults and children can create art together and experiment with new materials, techniques, and themes in the Bank of America Education Wing Studios—no reservations required! This series is sponsored by AT&T. Recommended for ages 6+ and adults.

July 10 Black, white, and read all over: Comic strips
Aug 14 Make-believe creatures
Sept 11 Outdoor Art
Oct 9 Special Halloween Edition: Costume Workshop
Nov 13 Clay Figures

 

Aug
24
Thu
Sketch It!
Aug 24 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Sketch It!

Stop by the galleries to sketch, doodle, and draw together, inspired by the collection. Materials provided. All ages welcome.

 

Sep
10
Sun
Sunday Studio
Sep 10 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

IMG_1627-1Second Sundays

Each month, adults and children can create art together and experiment with new materials, techniques, and themes in the Bank of America Education Wing Studios—no reservations required! This series is sponsored by AT&T. Recommended for ages 6+ and adults.

July 10 Black, white, and read all over: Comic strips
Aug 14 Make-believe creatures
Sept 11 Outdoor Art
Oct 9 Special Halloween Edition: Costume Workshop
Nov 13 Clay Figures

 

Sep
14
Thu
Sketch It!
Sep 14 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Sketch It!

Stop by the galleries to sketch, doodle, and draw together, inspired by the collection. Materials provided. All ages welcome.

 

Sep
28
Thu
Sketch It!
Sep 28 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Sketch It!

Stop by the galleries to sketch, doodle, and draw together, inspired by the collection. Materials provided. All ages welcome.

 

Oct
8
Sun
Sunday Studio
Oct 8 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

IMG_1627-1Second Sundays

Each month, adults and children can create art together and experiment with new materials, techniques, and themes in the Bank of America Education Wing Studios—no reservations required! This series is sponsored by AT&T. Recommended for ages 6+ and adults.

July 10 Black, white, and read all over: Comic strips
Aug 14 Make-believe creatures
Sept 11 Outdoor Art
Oct 9 Special Halloween Edition: Costume Workshop
Nov 13 Clay Figures

 

Oct
12
Thu
Sketch It!
Oct 12 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Sketch It!

Stop by the galleries to sketch, doodle, and draw together, inspired by the collection. Materials provided. All ages welcome.

 

Oct
26
Thu
Sketch It!
Oct 26 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Sketch It!

Stop by the galleries to sketch, doodle, and draw together, inspired by the collection. Materials provided. All ages welcome.

 

Nov
9
Thu
Sketch It!
Nov 9 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Sketch It!

Stop by the galleries to sketch, doodle, and draw together, inspired by the collection. Materials provided. All ages welcome.

 

Nov
12
Sun
Sunday Studio
Nov 12 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

IMG_1627-1Second Sundays

Each month, adults and children can create art together and experiment with new materials, techniques, and themes in the Bank of America Education Wing Studios—no reservations required! This series is sponsored by AT&T. Recommended for ages 6+ and adults.

July 10 Black, white, and read all over: Comic strips
Aug 14 Make-believe creatures
Sept 11 Outdoor Art
Oct 9 Special Halloween Edition: Costume Workshop
Nov 13 Clay Figures

 

Nov
23
Thu
Sketch It!
Nov 23 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Sketch It!

Stop by the galleries to sketch, doodle, and draw together, inspired by the collection. Materials provided. All ages welcome.

 

Dec
10
Sun
Sunday Studio
Dec 10 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

IMG_1627-1Second Sundays

Each month, adults and children can create art together and experiment with new materials, techniques, and themes in the Bank of America Education Wing Studios—no reservations required! This series is sponsored by AT&T. Recommended for ages 6+ and adults.

July 10 Black, white, and read all over: Comic strips
Aug 14 Make-believe creatures
Sept 11 Outdoor Art
Oct 9 Special Halloween Edition: Costume Workshop
Nov 13 Clay Figures

 

Dec
14
Thu
Sketch It!
Dec 14 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Sketch It!

Stop by the galleries to sketch, doodle, and draw together, inspired by the collection. Materials provided. All ages welcome.

 

Dec
28
Thu
Sketch It!
Dec 28 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Sketch It!

Stop by the galleries to sketch, doodle, and draw together, inspired by the collection. Materials provided. All ages welcome.

 

Jan
11
Thu
Sketch It!
Jan 11 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Sketch It!

Stop by the galleries to sketch, doodle, and draw together, inspired by the collection. Materials provided. All ages welcome.

 

Jan
14
Sun
Sunday Studio
Jan 14 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

IMG_1627-1Second Sundays

Each month, adults and children can create art together and experiment with new materials, techniques, and themes in the Bank of America Education Wing Studios—no reservations required! This series is sponsored by AT&T. Recommended for ages 6+ and adults.

July 10 Black, white, and read all over: Comic strips
Aug 14 Make-believe creatures
Sept 11 Outdoor Art
Oct 9 Special Halloween Edition: Costume Workshop
Nov 13 Clay Figures

 

Jan
25
Thu
Sketch It!
Jan 25 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Sketch It!

Stop by the galleries to sketch, doodle, and draw together, inspired by the collection. Materials provided. All ages welcome.

 

Feb
8
Thu
Sketch It!
Feb 8 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Sketch It!

Stop by the galleries to sketch, doodle, and draw together, inspired by the collection. Materials provided. All ages welcome.

 

Feb
11
Sun
Sunday Studio
Feb 11 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

IMG_1627-1Second Sundays

Each month, adults and children can create art together and experiment with new materials, techniques, and themes in the Bank of America Education Wing Studios—no reservations required! This series is sponsored by AT&T. Recommended for ages 6+ and adults.

July 10 Black, white, and read all over: Comic strips
Aug 14 Make-believe creatures
Sept 11 Outdoor Art
Oct 9 Special Halloween Edition: Costume Workshop
Nov 13 Clay Figures

 

Feb
22
Thu
Sketch It!
Feb 22 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Sketch It!

Stop by the galleries to sketch, doodle, and draw together, inspired by the collection. Materials provided. All ages welcome.

 

Mar
8
Thu
Sketch It!
Mar 8 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Sketch It!

Stop by the galleries to sketch, doodle, and draw together, inspired by the collection. Materials provided. All ages welcome.

 

Mar
11
Sun
Sunday Studio
Mar 11 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

IMG_1627-1Second Sundays

Each month, adults and children can create art together and experiment with new materials, techniques, and themes in the Bank of America Education Wing Studios—no reservations required! This series is sponsored by AT&T. Recommended for ages 6+ and adults.

July 10 Black, white, and read all over: Comic strips
Aug 14 Make-believe creatures
Sept 11 Outdoor Art
Oct 9 Special Halloween Edition: Costume Workshop
Nov 13 Clay Figures

 

Mar
22
Thu
Sketch It!
Mar 22 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Sketch It!

Stop by the galleries to sketch, doodle, and draw together, inspired by the collection. Materials provided. All ages welcome.

 

Apr
8
Sun
Sunday Studio
Apr 8 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

IMG_1627-1Second Sundays

Each month, adults and children can create art together and experiment with new materials, techniques, and themes in the Bank of America Education Wing Studios—no reservations required! This series is sponsored by AT&T. Recommended for ages 6+ and adults.

July 10 Black, white, and read all over: Comic strips
Aug 14 Make-believe creatures
Sept 11 Outdoor Art
Oct 9 Special Halloween Edition: Costume Workshop
Nov 13 Clay Figures

 

Apr
12
Thu
Sketch It!
Apr 12 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Sketch It!

Stop by the galleries to sketch, doodle, and draw together, inspired by the collection. Materials provided. All ages welcome.

 

Apr
26
Thu
Sketch It!
Apr 26 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Sketch It!

Stop by the galleries to sketch, doodle, and draw together, inspired by the collection. Materials provided. All ages welcome.

 

May
10
Thu
Sketch It!
May 10 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Sketch It!

Stop by the galleries to sketch, doodle, and draw together, inspired by the collection. Materials provided. All ages welcome.

 

May
13
Sun
Sunday Studio
May 13 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

IMG_1627-1Second Sundays

Each month, adults and children can create art together and experiment with new materials, techniques, and themes in the Bank of America Education Wing Studios—no reservations required! This series is sponsored by AT&T. Recommended for ages 6+ and adults.

July 10 Black, white, and read all over: Comic strips
Aug 14 Make-believe creatures
Sept 11 Outdoor Art
Oct 9 Special Halloween Edition: Costume Workshop
Nov 13 Clay Figures