Talks & Tours

Aug
26
Sat
Highlights Tour
Aug 26 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Highlights Tour

Docents lead public tours every weekend. On Saturdays and Sundays, there is a Highlights tour focusing on the Museum’s collection at 1:00 p.m.

Exhibition Tour
Aug 26 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Exhibition Tour

Docents lead public tours every weekend. On Saturdays and Sundays, there is a tour of a particular exhibition at 2:00 p.m.

Aug
27
Sun
Highlights Tour
Aug 27 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Highlights Tour

Docents lead public tours every weekend. On Saturdays and Sundays, there is a Highlights tour focusing on the Museum’s collection at 1:00 p.m.

Exhibition Tour
Aug 27 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Exhibition Tour

Docents lead public tours every weekend. On Saturdays and Sundays, there is a tour of a particular exhibition at 2:00 p.m.

Sep
1
Fri
Art is Tasty
Sep 1 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Art is Tasty

First Fridays of the month. This noon-time lunch series on the first Friday of every month pairs an engaging 30-minute discussion about a work of art with a delicious lunch in the Thronson Café. (Café lunch voucher included in price).

2017 Topics

January 6: *Self-Portrait Painting Sally, Milton Avery
February 3: Tar Beach 2, Faith Ringgold
March 3: Glorious Guendolen’s Golden Hair and The Arming of a Knight, William Morris and Dante Gabriel Rossetti
April 7:  “Demetrius, ‘Thou runaway, thou coward, art thou fled’”, W. Heath Robinson
May 5: In the Park, Bernie Felch
June 2: Trout Fishing, “The Screecher,” Lake Rossignol, Nova Scotia, George Luks
July 7: Illustration for “How Do You Love Me” in Woman’s Home Companion, Mac Connor
August 4Luncheon on the Rocks, James Valerio
September 1: *The Silver Vase, Lilla Cabot Perry
October 6: Open No. 12 in Raw Sienna with Gray, Robert Motherwell
November 3: Dance at Cochiti Pueblo, John Sloan
December 1: The Burning Ship and An Attack on a Galleon, Howard Pyle

*Not part of Delaware Art Museum permanent collection.

April 7: The William Heath Robinson Trust
July 7: © Mac Conner. Courtesy of the artist

Sep
2
Sat
Highlights Tour
Sep 2 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Highlights Tour

Docents lead public tours every weekend. On Saturdays and Sundays, there is a Highlights tour focusing on the Museum’s collection at 1:00 p.m.

Exhibition Tour
Sep 2 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Exhibition Tour

Docents lead public tours every weekend. On Saturdays and Sundays, there is a tour of a particular exhibition at 2:00 p.m.

Sep
3
Sun
Highlights Tour
Sep 3 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Highlights Tour

Docents lead public tours every weekend. On Saturdays and Sundays, there is a Highlights tour focusing on the Museum’s collection at 1:00 p.m.

Exhibition Tour
Sep 3 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Exhibition Tour

Docents lead public tours every weekend. On Saturdays and Sundays, there is a tour of a particular exhibition at 2:00 p.m.

Sep
7
Thu
Connected: Re-Entry – A Performance Tribute to Veterans (Preview)
Sep 7 @ 6:00 pm
Connected: Re-Entry – A Performance Tribute to Veterans (Preview)

Presented by A.T. Moffett and the Delaware Division of the Arts at the baby grand

Re-Entry – A Performance Tribute to Veterans is a Delaware Division of the Arts supported project directed and choreographed by 2017 fellowship recipient A.T. Moffett. This dynamic performance piece begins with WWII and moves forward in time to present day military operations. Re-Entry blends dance choreography, original music, historic artifacts, and literary research with storytelling based on interviews with veterans and their families.

Prior to the performance at the baby grand, there will be an informal preview and a workshop with veterans and the public held at the Delaware Art Museum. The workshop will address the themes of the production. If you are a veteran, know a veteran, or are a civilian interested in participating, please contact A.T. Moffett at atmoffett@gmail.com. The performance is presented in partnership with The Grand Opera House. There is no fee for the preview, workshop, or performance. Advanced registration recommended for the workshop and to the performance at the baby grand.

Museum Preview: Thursday, September 7 at the Museum, 6:00 p.m.

Workshop: Saturday, October 21 at the Museum, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Performance: Friday, November 10 at the baby grand, 7:00 p.m.
(Please note that the main performance will take place at the baby grand 818 N Market Street, Wilmington, DE 19801.)

Connected Series

Connected features events produced by the community, for the community. All events are free and open to the public. Connected events take place at the Museum, unless otherwise noted. Learn more.

Robert Wittman Lecture and Book Signing
Sep 7 @ 6:00 pm

A game-changing World War II narrative wrapped in a riveting detective story, The Devil’s Diary: Alfred Rosenberg and the Stolen Secrets of the Third Reich by New York Times bestselling author Robert K. Wittman, chronicles Wittman’s dramatic recovery of the long-lost private diary of Alfred Rosenberg, who, as the Nazi Party’s chief ideologue, laid the philosophical foundations for the Holocaust. Following sold out lectures in 2012 and 2014, Robert Wittman, the FBI’s National Art Crime Team founder will return to discuss his new book and the importance of the protection and recovery of manuscripts and lost artworks. The discussion will be immediately followed by a book signing. Purchase tickets online or at the door (space permitting).

“The Devils Dairy” is available now in the Museum Store. Call 302.351.8521 to reserve your copy. Hardcover $35.00, paperback $18.95. (10% Discount for Museum Members)

Sponsored by Northern Trust.

Sep
9
Sat
Highlights Tour
Sep 9 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Highlights Tour

Docents lead public tours every weekend. On Saturdays and Sundays, there is a Highlights tour focusing on the Museum’s collection at 1:00 p.m.

Exhibition Tour
Sep 9 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Exhibition Tour

Docents lead public tours every weekend. On Saturdays and Sundays, there is a tour of a particular exhibition at 2:00 p.m.

Sep
10
Sun
Highlights Tour
Sep 10 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Highlights Tour

Docents lead public tours every weekend. On Saturdays and Sundays, there is a Highlights tour focusing on the Museum’s collection at 1:00 p.m.

Sunday Matinee & Film Discussion: The Best of Everything (1959, 121 minutes)
Sep 10 @ 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Sunday Matinee & Film Discussion: The Best of Everything (1959, 121 minutes)

Discussion led by Shelly Reuben

During the years before she was published, Shelly Reuben worked at various advertising agencies in New York City and experienced first-hand the excitement and drama of life as it is portrayed in The Best of Everything. In this romantic movie, three ambitious women of 1950s Manhattan contend with romantic disappointments, office politics, and the threat that their dreams for a fulfilling career will be cut short by marriage, children, and inertia. Inspired by Mac Conner’s illustrations, this screening and talk will draw comparisons between Conner’s imagery of women and the lifestyle, fashion, and careers of women. Free.

Exhibition Tour
Sep 10 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Exhibition Tour

Docents lead public tours every weekend. On Saturdays and Sundays, there is a tour of a particular exhibition at 2:00 p.m.

Sep
16
Sat
Highlights Tour
Sep 16 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Highlights Tour

Docents lead public tours every weekend. On Saturdays and Sundays, there is a Highlights tour focusing on the Museum’s collection at 1:00 p.m.

Exhibition Tour
Sep 16 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Exhibition Tour

Docents lead public tours every weekend. On Saturdays and Sundays, there is a tour of a particular exhibition at 2:00 p.m.

Connected: The Day Before Tomorrow Live Performance
Sep 16 @ 7:00 pm

By Emad Jano Hemede. Dance choreographed by Kim Schroeder and performed by Ignite: A Company of Dancing Artist.

“The Day Before Tomorrow” is an interactive work of art created by Syrian visual artist Emad Hemede known as Jano. The work has two performance pieces, both occur in the museum’s outdoor labyrinth. In the first, the artist showcases the process of creation building a landscape using flour symbolizing life in its fragile form. In the second, the audience witnesses its destruction via a dance performance that illustrates how the peace and beauty that previously existed in Syria is now shattered by conflict.

Connected Series

Connected features events produced by the community, for the community. All events are free and open to the public. Connected events take place at the Museum, unless otherwise noted. Learn more.

Sep
17
Sun
Highlights Tour
Sep 17 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Highlights Tour

Docents lead public tours every weekend. On Saturdays and Sundays, there is a Highlights tour focusing on the Museum’s collection at 1:00 p.m.

Exhibition Tour
Sep 17 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Exhibition Tour

Docents lead public tours every weekend. On Saturdays and Sundays, there is a tour of a particular exhibition at 2:00 p.m.

Sep
21
Thu
Fall Free Writes
Sep 21 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Fall Free Writes

Drop-in to the Museum galleries and explore a topic or idea through writing inspired by prompts—visual or written. These informal gatherings allow participants of all experience levels to write “in the moment” with the hope of unearthing new materials and perspectives. No writing experience required. Advanced registration recommended.

Sept 21 Ekphrastic Poetry with Jane Miller – REGISTER

Sept 24 Landscapes with Lisa Dill – REGSITER

Oct 19 Mystery/Crime with Dennis Lawson – REGISTER

Oct 29 Horror with Jessa Mendez – REGISTER

Sep
23
Sat
Highlights Tour
Sep 23 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Highlights Tour

Docents lead public tours every weekend. On Saturdays and Sundays, there is a Highlights tour focusing on the Museum’s collection at 1:00 p.m.

Exhibition Tour
Sep 23 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Exhibition Tour

Docents lead public tours every weekend. On Saturdays and Sundays, there is a tour of a particular exhibition at 2:00 p.m.

Sep
24
Sun
Fall Free Writes
Sep 24 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Fall Free Writes

Drop-in to the Museum galleries and explore a topic or idea through writing inspired by prompts—visual or written. These informal gatherings allow participants of all experience levels to write “in the moment” with the hope of unearthing new materials and perspectives. No writing experience required. Advanced registration recommended.

Sept 21 Ekphrastic Poetry with Jane Miller – REGISTER

Sept 24 Landscapes with Lisa Dill – REGSITER

Oct 19 Mystery/Crime with Dennis Lawson – REGISTER

Oct 29 Horror with Jessa Mendez – REGISTER

Highlights Tour
Sep 24 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Highlights Tour

Docents lead public tours every weekend. On Saturdays and Sundays, there is a Highlights tour focusing on the Museum’s collection at 1:00 p.m.

Exhibition Tour
Sep 24 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Exhibition Tour

Docents lead public tours every weekend. On Saturdays and Sundays, there is a tour of a particular exhibition at 2:00 p.m.

Sep
30
Sat
Highlights Tour
Sep 30 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Highlights Tour

Docents lead public tours every weekend. On Saturdays and Sundays, there is a Highlights tour focusing on the Museum’s collection at 1:00 p.m.

Exhibition Tour
Sep 30 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Exhibition Tour

Docents lead public tours every weekend. On Saturdays and Sundays, there is a tour of a particular exhibition at 2:00 p.m.

Oct
1
Sun
Highlights Tour
Oct 1 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Highlights Tour

Docents lead public tours every weekend. On Saturdays and Sundays, there is a Highlights tour focusing on the Museum’s collection at 1:00 p.m.

Exhibition Tour
Oct 1 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Exhibition Tour

Docents lead public tours every weekend. On Saturdays and Sundays, there is a tour of a particular exhibition at 2:00 p.m.

Oct
6
Fri
Art is Tasty
Oct 6 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Art is Tasty

First Fridays of the month. This noon-time lunch series on the first Friday of every month pairs an engaging 30-minute discussion about a work of art with a delicious lunch in the Thronson Café. (Café lunch voucher included in price).

2017 Topics

January 6: *Self-Portrait Painting Sally, Milton Avery
February 3: Tar Beach 2, Faith Ringgold
March 3: Glorious Guendolen’s Golden Hair and The Arming of a Knight, William Morris and Dante Gabriel Rossetti
April 7:  “Demetrius, ‘Thou runaway, thou coward, art thou fled’”, W. Heath Robinson
May 5: In the Park, Bernie Felch
June 2: Trout Fishing, “The Screecher,” Lake Rossignol, Nova Scotia, George Luks
July 7: Illustration for “How Do You Love Me” in Woman’s Home Companion, Mac Connor
August 4Luncheon on the Rocks, James Valerio
September 1: *The Silver Vase, Lilla Cabot Perry
October 6: Open No. 12 in Raw Sienna with Gray, Robert Motherwell
November 3: Dance at Cochiti Pueblo, John Sloan
December 1: The Burning Ship and An Attack on a Galleon, Howard Pyle

*Not part of Delaware Art Museum permanent collection.

April 7: The William Heath Robinson Trust
July 7: © Mac Conner. Courtesy of the artist

Pop-up Artist Chat: Richard Cleaver at the Creative Vision Factory
Oct 6 @ 7:00 pm
Pop-up Artist Chat: Richard Cleaver at the Creative Vision Factory @ Creative Vision Factory

In conjunction with the special exhibition Tableau: The Art of Richard Cleaver, ceramic and mixed media artist Richard Cleaver will be at the Creative Vision Factory during Wilmington Art Loop to share insights about his work and process. Fascinated by monarchies, mythology, and religion, Cleaver creates elaborate figurative sculptures full of hidden compartments to capture the lives and secrets of historical figures and personal acquaintances.

Oct
7
Sat
Highlights Tour
Oct 7 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Highlights Tour

Docents lead public tours every weekend. On Saturdays and Sundays, there is a Highlights tour focusing on the Museum’s collection at 1:00 p.m.

Exhibition Tour
Oct 7 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Exhibition Tour

Docents lead public tours every weekend. On Saturdays and Sundays, there is a tour of a particular exhibition at 2:00 p.m.

Oct
8
Sun
Highlights Tour
Oct 8 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Highlights Tour

Docents lead public tours every weekend. On Saturdays and Sundays, there is a Highlights tour focusing on the Museum’s collection at 1:00 p.m.

Exhibition Tour
Oct 8 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Exhibition Tour

Docents lead public tours every weekend. On Saturdays and Sundays, there is a tour of a particular exhibition at 2:00 p.m.

Oct
14
Sat
Artist Gallery Talk: Richard Cleaver
Oct 14 @ 10:00 am
Artist Gallery Talk: Richard Cleaver

Join exhibiting ceramic artist Richard Cleaver on a personal gallery tour of his elaborate figurative sculptures featured in Tableau.

Teacher Workshop: Secret Relic Sculptures
Oct 14 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Teacher Workshop: Secret Relic Sculptures

In this hands-on workshop, educators will begin their training by walking through the exhibition Tableau: The Art of Richard Cleaver with the artist himself. Participants will take inspiration from the secret-keeping relics into the studios where they will create their own “Story Box.” Topics covered will include ways in which color, pattern, texture, scale and composition can be used to enhance storytelling.

Highlights Tour
Oct 14 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Highlights Tour

Docents lead public tours every weekend. On Saturdays and Sundays, there is a Highlights tour focusing on the Museum’s collection at 1:00 p.m.

Exhibition Tour
Oct 14 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Exhibition Tour

Docents lead public tours every weekend. On Saturdays and Sundays, there is a tour of a particular exhibition at 2:00 p.m.

Oct
15
Sun
Highlights Tour
Oct 15 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Highlights Tour

Docents lead public tours every weekend. On Saturdays and Sundays, there is a Highlights tour focusing on the Museum’s collection at 1:00 p.m.

Exhibition Tour
Oct 15 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Exhibition Tour

Docents lead public tours every weekend. On Saturdays and Sundays, there is a tour of a particular exhibition at 2:00 p.m.

Oct
19
Thu
Fall Free Writes
Oct 19 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Fall Free Writes

Drop-in to the Museum galleries and explore a topic or idea through writing inspired by prompts—visual or written. These informal gatherings allow participants of all experience levels to write “in the moment” with the hope of unearthing new materials and perspectives. No writing experience required. Advanced registration recommended.

Sept 21 Ekphrastic Poetry with Jane Miller – REGISTER

Sept 24 Landscapes with Lisa Dill – REGSITER

Oct 19 Mystery/Crime with Dennis Lawson – REGISTER

Oct 29 Horror with Jessa Mendez – REGISTER

Oct
20
Fri
An American Journey: The Art of John Sloan Members Preview
Oct 20 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
An American Journey: The Art of John Sloan Members Preview

Members and their Guests Only

An American Journey: The Art of John Sloan explores all facets of the artist’s long career, including his lively views of Gloucester, Massachusetts, and his studies of Santa Fe, New Mexico. Members and their guests will be immersed in the ambiance of New England and the Southwest through thematic décor, refreshments, and music. Join Heather Campbell Coyle, Chief Curator and Curator of American art, for exhibition tours throughout the evening.

RSVP by October 13 at 302.351.8506 or events@delart.org.

Oct
21
Sat
Connected: Re-Entry – A Performance Tribute to Veterans (Workshop)
Oct 21 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Connected: Re-Entry – A Performance Tribute to Veterans (Workshop)

Presented by A.T. Moffett and the Delaware Division of the Arts at the baby grand

Re-Entry – A Performance Tribute to Veterans is a Delaware Division of the Arts supported project directed and choreographed by 2017 fellowship recipient A.T. Moffett. This dynamic performance piece begins with WWII and moves forward in time to present day military operations. Re-Entry blends dance choreography, original music, historic artifacts, and literary research with storytelling based on interviews with veterans and their families.

Prior to the performance at the baby grand, there will be an informal preview and a workshop with veterans and the public held at the Delaware Art Museum. The workshop will address the themes of the production. If you are a veteran, know a veteran, or are a civilian interested in participating, please contact A.T. Moffett at atmoffett@gmail.com. The performance is presented in partnership with The Grand Opera House. There is no fee for the preview, workshop, or performance. Advanced registration recommended for the workshop and to the performance at the baby grand.

Museum Preview: Thursday, September 7 at the Museum, 6:00 p.m.

Workshop: Saturday, October 21 at the Museum, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Performance: Friday, November 10 at the baby grand, 7:00 p.m.
(Please note that the main performance will take place at the baby grand 818 N Market Street, Wilmington, DE 19801.)

Connected Series

Connected features events produced by the community, for the community. All events are free and open to the public. Connected events take place at the Museum, unless otherwise noted. Learn more.

Highlights Tour
Oct 21 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Highlights Tour

Docents lead public tours every weekend. On Saturdays and Sundays, there is a Highlights tour focusing on the Museum’s collection at 1:00 p.m.

Exhibition Tour
Oct 21 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Exhibition Tour

Docents lead public tours every weekend. On Saturdays and Sundays, there is a tour of a particular exhibition at 2:00 p.m.

Oct
22
Sun
Connected: Portraits of Wilmington
Oct 22 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Presented by the Beauty Shop Project Delaware

See yourself through the eyes of an artist and as part of the Wilmington community. The Beauty Shop Project Delaware, painter and portraitist Stacey Davidson of South Carolina, and the Creative Vision Factory will bring local artists and community members together for a portrait-making session. Participants will sit for a drawn or painted portrait and can keep the original work, which will be scanned and later exhibited with the others to document the group project.

Connected Series

Connected features events produced by the community, for the community. All events are free and open to the public. Connected events take place at the Museum, unless otherwise noted. Learn more.

Highlights Tour
Oct 22 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Highlights Tour

Docents lead public tours every weekend. On Saturdays and Sundays, there is a Highlights tour focusing on the Museum’s collection at 1:00 p.m.

Exhibition Tour
Oct 22 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Exhibition Tour

Docents lead public tours every weekend. On Saturdays and Sundays, there is a tour of a particular exhibition at 2:00 p.m.

Oct
28
Sat
Highlights Tour
Oct 28 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Highlights Tour

Docents lead public tours every weekend. On Saturdays and Sundays, there is a Highlights tour focusing on the Museum’s collection at 1:00 p.m.

Exhibition Tour
Oct 28 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Exhibition Tour

Docents lead public tours every weekend. On Saturdays and Sundays, there is a tour of a particular exhibition at 2:00 p.m.

Oct
29
Sun
Fall Free Writes
Oct 29 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Fall Free Writes

Drop-in to the Museum galleries and explore a topic or idea through writing inspired by prompts—visual or written. These informal gatherings allow participants of all experience levels to write “in the moment” with the hope of unearthing new materials and perspectives. No writing experience required. Advanced registration recommended.

Sept 21 Ekphrastic Poetry with Jane Miller – REGISTER

Sept 24 Landscapes with Lisa Dill – REGSITER

Oct 19 Mystery/Crime with Dennis Lawson – REGISTER

Oct 29 Horror with Jessa Mendez – REGISTER

Highlights Tour
Oct 29 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Highlights Tour

Docents lead public tours every weekend. On Saturdays and Sundays, there is a Highlights tour focusing on the Museum’s collection at 1:00 p.m.

Exhibition Tour
Oct 29 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Exhibition Tour

Docents lead public tours every weekend. On Saturdays and Sundays, there is a tour of a particular exhibition at 2:00 p.m.

Nov
2
Thu
Inside Look Series: Sloan’s Self-Portraits
Nov 2 @ 6:00 pm
Inside Look Series: Sloan’s Self-Portraits

Get a closer look and explore how John Sloan’s self-portraits reveal the ways in which he worked to craft his own identity amid changing ideas about the role of the artist in society. A graduate student from the University of Delaware will lead an in-depth conversation in the galleries with visitors.

Symposium & Public Talks: International Perspectives in the Era of John Sloan and the Ashcan School
Nov 2 @ 6:00 pm
Symposium & Public Talks: International Perspectives in the Era of John Sloan and the Ashcan School

John Sloan never traveled outside the United States. He was exposed to other cultures through friends who studied abroad, international art exhibitions, the transatlantic trade in prints and publications, and immigrants living in the U.S. This symposium will shed light on the international exchange of art and ideas that influenced the work of Sloan and his circle and shaped American art during his career. Leading scholars will explore the global conversations that inflected the work and critical reception of Sloan and his contemporaries.

November 2
Free admission and open to the public. Advanced registration recommended.
6:00 p.m. Inside Look Series: Sloan’s Self-Portraits
7:00 p.m. Public Lecture with Symposium Keynote Speaker

November 3
$20 Members, $25 Non-Members, Students FREE w/valid student I.D. Advanced registration required. Registration includes admission to public talks on November 2.
9:00 a.m. Registration
9:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Symposium
5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. Reception

Nov
3
Fri
Symposium & Public Talks: International Perspectives in the Era of John Sloan and the Ashcan School
Nov 3 @ 9:00 am – 6:30 pm
Symposium & Public Talks: International Perspectives in the Era of John Sloan and the Ashcan School

John Sloan never traveled outside the United States. He was exposed to other cultures through friends who studied abroad, international art exhibitions, the transatlantic trade in prints and publications, and immigrants living in the U.S. This symposium will shed light on the international exchange of art and ideas that influenced the work of Sloan and his circle and shaped American art during his career. Leading scholars will explore the global conversations that inflected the work and critical reception of Sloan and his contemporaries.

November 2
Free admission and open to the public. Advanced registration recommended.
6:00 p.m. Inside Look Series: Sloan’s Self-Portraits
7:00 p.m. Public Lecture with Symposium Keynote Speaker

November 3
$20 Members, $25 Non-Members, Students FREE w/valid student I.D. Advanced registration required. Registration includes admission to public talks on November 2.
9:00 a.m. Registration
9:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Symposium
5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. Reception

Art is Tasty
Nov 3 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Art is Tasty

First Fridays of the month. This noon-time lunch series on the first Friday of every month pairs an engaging 30-minute discussion about a work of art with a delicious lunch in the Thronson Café. (Café lunch voucher included in price).

2017 Topics

January 6: *Self-Portrait Painting Sally, Milton Avery
February 3: Tar Beach 2, Faith Ringgold
March 3: Glorious Guendolen’s Golden Hair and The Arming of a Knight, William Morris and Dante Gabriel Rossetti
April 7:  “Demetrius, ‘Thou runaway, thou coward, art thou fled’”, W. Heath Robinson
May 5: In the Park, Bernie Felch
June 2: Trout Fishing, “The Screecher,” Lake Rossignol, Nova Scotia, George Luks
July 7: Illustration for “How Do You Love Me” in Woman’s Home Companion, Mac Connor
August 4Luncheon on the Rocks, James Valerio
September 1: *The Silver Vase, Lilla Cabot Perry
October 6: Open No. 12 in Raw Sienna with Gray, Robert Motherwell
November 3: Dance at Cochiti Pueblo, John Sloan
December 1: The Burning Ship and An Attack on a Galleon, Howard Pyle

*Not part of Delaware Art Museum permanent collection.

April 7: The William Heath Robinson Trust
July 7: © Mac Conner. Courtesy of the artist

Nov
4
Sat
Highlights Tour
Nov 4 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Highlights Tour

Docents lead public tours every weekend. On Saturdays and Sundays, there is a Highlights tour focusing on the Museum’s collection at 1:00 p.m.

Exhibition Tour
Nov 4 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Exhibition Tour

Docents lead public tours every weekend. On Saturdays and Sundays, there is a tour of a particular exhibition at 2:00 p.m.

Nov
5
Sun
Highlights Tour
Nov 5 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Highlights Tour

Docents lead public tours every weekend. On Saturdays and Sundays, there is a Highlights tour focusing on the Museum’s collection at 1:00 p.m.

Inside Look Series: Sloan’s Self-Portraits
Nov 5 @ 1:00 pm
Inside Look Series: Sloan’s Self-Portraits

Get a closer look and explore how John Sloan’s self-portraits reveal the ways in which he worked to craft his own identity amid changing ideas about the role of the artist in society. A graduate student from the University of Delaware will lead an in-depth conversation in the galleries with visitors.

Exhibition Tour
Nov 5 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Exhibition Tour

Docents lead public tours every weekend. On Saturdays and Sundays, there is a tour of a particular exhibition at 2:00 p.m.

Nov
9
Thu
Connected Open House
Nov 9 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Connected Open House

Connected is an innovative series that engages local creative community members to produce art-based programs at the Museum or offsite. The Museum is hosting its third annual Open House for fellow community leaders and groups to network, share skills, and brainstorm ideas for programming in 2018. Advanced registration recommended. 

Connected Series

Connected features events produced by the community, for the community. All events are free and open to the public. Connected events take place at the Museum, unless otherwise noted. Learn more.

Nov
10
Fri
Connected: Re-Entry – A Performance Tribute to Veterans (Performance)
Nov 10 @ 7:00 pm
Connected: Re-Entry – A Performance Tribute to Veterans (Performance) @ the baby grand

Presented by A.T. Moffett and the Delaware Division of the Arts at the baby grand

Re-Entry – A Performance Tribute to Veterans is a Delaware Division of the Arts supported project directed and choreographed by 2017 fellowship recipient A.T. Moffett. This dynamic performance piece begins with WWII and moves forward in time to present day military operations. Re-Entry blends dance choreography, original music, historic artifacts, and literary research with storytelling based on interviews with veterans and their families.

Prior to the performance at the baby grand, there will be an informal preview and a workshop with veterans and the public held at the Delaware Art Museum. The workshop will address the themes of the production. If you are a veteran, know a veteran, or are a civilian interested in participating, please contact A.T. Moffett at atmoffett@gmail.com. The performance is presented in partnership with The Grand Opera House. There is no fee for the preview, workshop, or performance. Advanced registration recommended for the workshop and to the performance at the baby grand.

Museum Preview: Thursday, September 7 at the Museum, 6:00 p.m.

Workshop: Saturday, October 21 at the Museum, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Performance: Friday, November 10 at the baby grand, 7:00 p.m.
(Please note that the main performance will take place at the baby grand 818 N Market Street, Wilmington, DE 19801.)

Connected Series

Connected features events produced by the community, for the community. All events are free and open to the public. Connected events take place at the Museum, unless otherwise noted. Learn more.

Nov
11
Sat
Highlights Tour
Nov 11 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Highlights Tour

Docents lead public tours every weekend. On Saturdays and Sundays, there is a Highlights tour focusing on the Museum’s collection at 1:00 p.m.

Exhibition Tour
Nov 11 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Exhibition Tour

Docents lead public tours every weekend. On Saturdays and Sundays, there is a tour of a particular exhibition at 2:00 p.m.

Nov
12
Sun
Highlights Tour
Nov 12 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Highlights Tour

Docents lead public tours every weekend. On Saturdays and Sundays, there is a Highlights tour focusing on the Museum’s collection at 1:00 p.m.

Exhibition Tour
Nov 12 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Exhibition Tour

Docents lead public tours every weekend. On Saturdays and Sundays, there is a tour of a particular exhibition at 2:00 p.m.

Nov
18
Sat
Highlights Tour
Nov 18 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Highlights Tour

Docents lead public tours every weekend. On Saturdays and Sundays, there is a Highlights tour focusing on the Museum’s collection at 1:00 p.m.

Exhibition Tour
Nov 18 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Exhibition Tour

Docents lead public tours every weekend. On Saturdays and Sundays, there is a tour of a particular exhibition at 2:00 p.m.

Nov
19
Sun
Highlights Tour
Nov 19 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Highlights Tour

Docents lead public tours every weekend. On Saturdays and Sundays, there is a Highlights tour focusing on the Museum’s collection at 1:00 p.m.

Exhibition Tour
Nov 19 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Exhibition Tour

Docents lead public tours every weekend. On Saturdays and Sundays, there is a tour of a particular exhibition at 2:00 p.m.

Nov
25
Sat
Highlights Tour
Nov 25 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Highlights Tour

Docents lead public tours every weekend. On Saturdays and Sundays, there is a Highlights tour focusing on the Museum’s collection at 1:00 p.m.

Exhibition Tour
Nov 25 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Exhibition Tour

Docents lead public tours every weekend. On Saturdays and Sundays, there is a tour of a particular exhibition at 2:00 p.m.

Nov
26
Sun
Highlights Tour
Nov 26 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Highlights Tour

Docents lead public tours every weekend. On Saturdays and Sundays, there is a Highlights tour focusing on the Museum’s collection at 1:00 p.m.

Exhibition Tour
Nov 26 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Exhibition Tour

Docents lead public tours every weekend. On Saturdays and Sundays, there is a tour of a particular exhibition at 2:00 p.m.

Nov
30
Thu
End-of-Year Writers’ Gathering and Celebration
Nov 30 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
End-of-Year Writers’ Gathering and Celebration

Celebrate and connect with writers from the 2017 Wilmington Writers Conference and Fall Free Writes! Participants are encouraged to form a critique or writing group with fellow writers and bring their own writing to share with colleagues or read aloud during an open mic session. Participants will also learn how they can get involved with planning writing events for 2018. Beer, wine, and food available in the Museum Café.

Advanced registration recommended. 

Dec
1
Fri
Art is Tasty
Dec 1 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Art is Tasty

First Fridays of the month. This noon-time lunch series on the first Friday of every month pairs an engaging 30-minute discussion about a work of art with a delicious lunch in the Thronson Café. (Café lunch voucher included in price).

2017 Topics

January 6: *Self-Portrait Painting Sally, Milton Avery
February 3: Tar Beach 2, Faith Ringgold
March 3: Glorious Guendolen’s Golden Hair and The Arming of a Knight, William Morris and Dante Gabriel Rossetti
April 7:  “Demetrius, ‘Thou runaway, thou coward, art thou fled’”, W. Heath Robinson
May 5: In the Park, Bernie Felch
June 2: Trout Fishing, “The Screecher,” Lake Rossignol, Nova Scotia, George Luks
July 7: Illustration for “How Do You Love Me” in Woman’s Home Companion, Mac Connor
August 4Luncheon on the Rocks, James Valerio
September 1: *The Silver Vase, Lilla Cabot Perry
October 6: Open No. 12 in Raw Sienna with Gray, Robert Motherwell
November 3: Dance at Cochiti Pueblo, John Sloan
December 1: The Burning Ship and An Attack on a Galleon, Howard Pyle

*Not part of Delaware Art Museum permanent collection.

April 7: The William Heath Robinson Trust
July 7: © Mac Conner. Courtesy of the artist

Dec
2
Sat
Highlights Tour
Dec 2 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Highlights Tour

Docents lead public tours every weekend. On Saturdays and Sundays, there is a Highlights tour focusing on the Museum’s collection at 1:00 p.m.

Exhibition Tour
Dec 2 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Exhibition Tour

Docents lead public tours every weekend. On Saturdays and Sundays, there is a tour of a particular exhibition at 2:00 p.m.

Dec
3
Sun
Highlights Tour
Dec 3 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Highlights Tour

Docents lead public tours every weekend. On Saturdays and Sundays, there is a Highlights tour focusing on the Museum’s collection at 1:00 p.m.

Exhibition Tour
Dec 3 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Exhibition Tour

Docents lead public tours every weekend. On Saturdays and Sundays, there is a tour of a particular exhibition at 2:00 p.m.

Artists on Art: John Sloan from a Painter’s Perspective
Dec 3 @ 2:30 pm
Artists on Art: John Sloan from a Painter’s Perspective

Landscape painter and Professor of Painting and Drawing at the Maryland Institute College of Art, Philip Koch, will explore Sloan’s work, influences, and painting process from an artist’s point of view in the exhibit An American Journey: The Art of John Sloan.

Dec
9
Sat
Highlights Tour
Dec 9 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Highlights Tour

Docents lead public tours every weekend. On Saturdays and Sundays, there is a Highlights tour focusing on the Museum’s collection at 1:00 p.m.

Exhibition Tour
Dec 9 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Exhibition Tour

Docents lead public tours every weekend. On Saturdays and Sundays, there is a tour of a particular exhibition at 2:00 p.m.

Dec
10
Sun
Highlights Tour
Dec 10 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Highlights Tour

Docents lead public tours every weekend. On Saturdays and Sundays, there is a Highlights tour focusing on the Museum’s collection at 1:00 p.m.

Exhibition Tour
Dec 10 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Exhibition Tour

Docents lead public tours every weekend. On Saturdays and Sundays, there is a tour of a particular exhibition at 2:00 p.m.

Dec
16
Sat
Highlights Tour
Dec 16 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Highlights Tour

Docents lead public tours every weekend. On Saturdays and Sundays, there is a Highlights tour focusing on the Museum’s collection at 1:00 p.m.

Exhibition Tour
Dec 16 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Exhibition Tour

Docents lead public tours every weekend. On Saturdays and Sundays, there is a tour of a particular exhibition at 2:00 p.m.

Dec
17
Sun
Highlights Tour
Dec 17 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Highlights Tour

Docents lead public tours every weekend. On Saturdays and Sundays, there is a Highlights tour focusing on the Museum’s collection at 1:00 p.m.

Exhibition Tour
Dec 17 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Exhibition Tour

Docents lead public tours every weekend. On Saturdays and Sundays, there is a tour of a particular exhibition at 2:00 p.m.

Dec
23
Sat
Highlights Tour
Dec 23 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Highlights Tour

Docents lead public tours every weekend. On Saturdays and Sundays, there is a Highlights tour focusing on the Museum’s collection at 1:00 p.m.

Exhibition Tour
Dec 23 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Exhibition Tour

Docents lead public tours every weekend. On Saturdays and Sundays, there is a tour of a particular exhibition at 2:00 p.m.

Dec
24
Sun
Highlights Tour
Dec 24 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Highlights Tour

Docents lead public tours every weekend. On Saturdays and Sundays, there is a Highlights tour focusing on the Museum’s collection at 1:00 p.m.

Exhibition Tour
Dec 24 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Exhibition Tour

Docents lead public tours every weekend. On Saturdays and Sundays, there is a tour of a particular exhibition at 2:00 p.m.

Dec
30
Sat
Highlights Tour
Dec 30 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Highlights Tour

Docents lead public tours every weekend. On Saturdays and Sundays, there is a Highlights tour focusing on the Museum’s collection at 1:00 p.m.