PROGRAMS & EVENTS

Sep
17
Thu
Wilmington Artists Gallery Talks
Sep 17 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Wilmington Artists Gallery Talks

Discover the creative energy and trends of Wilmington’s artistic community during the 1970s and 1980s with gallery talks led by artists featured in Dream Streets: Art in Wilmington 1970–1990.

September 17: Abstraction in Delaware with Margo Allman, Mitch Lyons, and Dr. James E. Newton

Sep
18
Fri
Art is Social: Dream Streets Festival
Sep 18 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

This after-hours event celebrates the last weeks of the exhibition Dream Streets: Art in Wilmington 1970–1990 and Delaware’s hip hop culture. Join us for an indoor/outdoor festival featuring throwback hip-hop and breakdancing performances by Street Xpressions Arts Organization, Inc. Plus, enjoy music, tasty libations, fashion and food, live painting demos, and more!

JE (Jim) Calle, Break Dancing, July 1984. Courtesy of the Delaware Historical Society and The News Journal.

Hip hop historian, MC, and DJ Gentle Jones explains, “Delaware’s hip hop roots stretch back to the beginning of the art form. As early as the 1970s, Wilmingtonians would uprock to breakbeats played on Mount Pleasant’s 91.7 FM radio station courtesy of DJ Spoon. In the 1980s, locals known as Zim-Zam and Godfather, amongst others, laid the groundwork for Delaware MCs and DJs to feature their work on vinyl records. Artists from Delaware’s Golden Age of hip hop, including Disco Beave, Twin A & Twin B, Grand G, Cage One, Intellectuals of Rhyme, and many more, are immortalized on records.”

Event Highlights

  • Live painting demonstrations by Terrance Vann
  • Hip hop, soul, and house music by DJ Scarfo
  • Hip Hop Soul artist Richard Raw
  • Hip Hop Spoken Word with India Sage
  • Hip Hop Funk artist Tracey Quake
  • Gallery tour by Dream Streets artist and photographer Carson Zullinger
  • Over 10 food trucks from Rolling Revolution

Food trucks will arrive at 5:00 p.m. Doors open and performances begin at 6:00 p.m.

Rolling Revolution 

Java Puppy – Mobile Espresso Cafe
Kapow Food Truck – Blending Thai, Korean, & Hawaiian
Angelo’s Curbside Cafe – American/Italian
I Don’t Give a Fork! – Sandwiches, Burgers, and Fries
The Plum Pit – Blending Latin, Caribbean, and Soul Food
Mama Mia Food Truck – Italian Cuisine
The Brunch Box – Sandwiches, including Vegan Items
Koi on the Go – Gourmet Asian-Fusion Food
Cajun-Sno – New Orleans Style Snoballs
Mojo Loco – Eclectic, mobile street food
Wildwich – Gourmet Sandwiches
Passionista Fashion Truck – Boutique on Wheels

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There is no Museum admission during the Dream Streets Festival and all galleries will be open and performances run from 6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. Rain or shine.

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Nov
6
Fri
Poetry in Beauty Members Preview
Nov 6 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Poetry in Beauty Members Preview

Members and their guests only

Step inside the romantic world of Poetry in Beauty: The Pre-Raphaelite Art of Marie Spartali Stillman. Members and their guests will enjoy live music by strolling minstrels and taste tempting delicacies. Join the exhibition’s co-curators, noted London-based Pre-Raphaelite scholar Jan Marsh and Delaware Art Museum Curator Margaretta Frederick, for tours at 6:30 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.

RSVP by October 30 at events@delart.org or 302.351.8506.

Nov
7
Sat
Talk and Tea with Dr. Jan Marsh
Nov 7 @ 1:00 pm
Talk and Tea with Dr. Jan Marsh

Marie Spartali Stillman: Degrees of Separation from Julia Margaret Cameron to Virginia Woolf

Enjoy a cup of tea and pastries, along with an exclusive talk with Dr. Jan Marsh, noted Pre-Raphaelite scholar and co-curator of the exhibition Poetry in Beauty: The Pre-Raphaelite Art of Marie Spartali Stillman. Marsh will speak on Marie Spartali Stillman’s life and work in relation to the artistic and literary culture of the late 19th and early 20th century. Marsh is currently working on the Late Victorian Catalogue at the National Portrait Gallery in London. She has published on a broad spectrum of Pre-Raphaelite art, including Pre-Raphaelite Sisterhood, Women Artists and the Pre-Raphaelite Movement, and Dante Gabriel Rossetti: Painter and Poet.

Admission, tea, and pastries included.

Nov
12
Thu
Poetry in Beauty Curator Gallery Talks
Nov 12 @ 6:30 pm
Poetry in Beauty Curator Gallery Talks

Led by Museum Curator Margaretta Frederick, these informal talks explore the life and art of Marie Spartali Stillman in the special exhibition Poetry in Beauty: The Pre-Raphaelite Art of Marie Spartali Stillman.

Nov
15
Sun
Slow Art Tours: Poetry in Beauty
Nov 15 @ 1:30 pm
Slow Art Tours: Poetry in Beauty

Visitors are invited to deeply engage with the work in Poetry in Beauty: The Pre-Raphaelite Art of Marie Spartali Stillman during a Slow Art Tour. Slow Art Tours encourage people to look at art slowly—and thereby experience it in a new way. Visitors are invited to explore three speakers’ different perspectives on Stillman’s work through viewing and discussing a single or small number of works of art.

November 15: Kelmscott Manor with Sarah Leonard, Exhibition Research Assistant

December 20: Dante at Verona with Margaretta Frederick, Chief Curator, and Annette Woolard-Provine Curator of the Bancroft Collection

January 17: The Enchanted Garden of Messer Ansaldo with Marina Della Putta Johnston, Assistant Director of the Center for Italian Studies at University of Pennsylvania

Dec
10
Thu
Poetry in Beauty Curator Gallery Talks
Dec 10 @ 6:30 pm
Poetry in Beauty Curator Gallery Talks

Led by Museum Curator Margaretta Frederick, these informal talks explore the life and art of Marie Spartali Stillman in the special exhibition Poetry in Beauty: The Pre-Raphaelite Art of Marie Spartali Stillman.

Dec
20
Sun
Slow Art Tours: Poetry in Beauty
Dec 20 @ 1:30 pm
Slow Art Tours: Poetry in Beauty

Visitors are invited to deeply engage with the work in Poetry in Beauty: The Pre-Raphaelite Art of Marie Spartali Stillman during a Slow Art Tour. Slow Art Tours encourage people to look at art slowly—and thereby experience it in a new way. Visitors are invited to explore three speakers’ different perspectives on Stillman’s work through viewing and discussing a single or small number of works of art.

November 15: Kelmscott Manor with Sarah Leonard, Exhibition Research Assistant

December 20: Dante at Verona with Margaretta Frederick, Chief Curator, and Annette Woolard-Provine Curator of the Bancroft Collection

January 17: The Enchanted Garden of Messer Ansaldo with Marina Della Putta Johnston, Assistant Director of the Center for Italian Studies at University of Pennsylvania

Jan
14
Thu
Poetry in Beauty Curator Gallery Talks
Jan 14 @ 6:30 pm
Poetry in Beauty Curator Gallery Talks

Led by Museum Curator Margaretta Frederick, these informal talks explore the life and art of Marie Spartali Stillman in the special exhibition Poetry in Beauty: The Pre-Raphaelite Art of Marie Spartali Stillman.

Jan
17
Sun
Slow Art Tours: Poetry in Beauty
Jan 17 @ 1:30 pm
Slow Art Tours: Poetry in Beauty

Visitors are invited to deeply engage with the work in Poetry in Beauty: The Pre-Raphaelite Art of Marie Spartali Stillman during a Slow Art Tour. Slow Art Tours encourage people to look at art slowly—and thereby experience it in a new way. Visitors are invited to explore three speakers’ different perspectives on Stillman’s work through viewing and discussing a single or small number of works of art.

November 15: Kelmscott Manor with Sarah Leonard, Exhibition Research Assistant

December 20: Dante at Verona with Margaretta Frederick, Chief Curator, and Annette Woolard-Provine Curator of the Bancroft Collection

January 17: The Enchanted Garden of Messer Ansaldo with Marina Della Putta Johnston, Assistant Director of the Center for Italian Studies at University of Pennsylvania

Jan
21
Thu
Talks & Tours — The Image of a Woman Artist: Julia Margaret Cameron’s Photographs of Marie Spartali with Joanne Lukitsh
Jan 21 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Talks & Tours -- The Image of a Woman Artist: Julia Margaret Cameron’s Photographs of Marie Spartali with Joanne Lukitsh

Snow Date: January 28, 2016

In the 1860s Marie Spartali was a sought after model for Dante Gabriel Rossetti and other painters. When Spartali posed for photographer Julia Margaret Cameron in 1868, Spartali had achieved public recognition as a painter in her own right. Joanne Lukitsh, Mass College of Art and Design Professor of the History of Art will examine whether Cameron’s photographs of Spartali can be interpreted as Cameron’s invention of images of a young, woman artist.