Talks & Tours

Apr
28
Sat
Ferns and Flowers Monoprinting – 2-Day Workshop
Apr 28 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Ferns and Flowers Monoprinting - 2-Day Workshop

Discover the thrill of printmaking inspired by nature. Using spring plants and simple materials, students will explore the possibilities of organic and geometric compositions with layered shapes and colors. Instructor: Caroline Coolidge Brown. Supplies provided. 

Highlights Tour
Apr 28 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Highlights Tour

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

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

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

Apr
29
Sun
Poetry Reading by Larry Kelts
Apr 29 @ 11:00 am

Larry Kelts, a retired scientist and 2017 Delaware Division of the Arts fellowship recipient, will discuss and read some of his ekphrastic poetry—poetry inspired by works of art.  Many of these poems will consider paintings in the Delaware Art Museum.  The majority of the presentation considers Dante Gabriel Rossetti’s paintings in the Pre-Raphaelite Gallery.  “Rossetti’s Muses” looks at Rossetti’s paintings as expressions of his inspiration and pursuit of art through painting and poetry.  Poems on “Summertime,” “Trout Fishing,” and “The Mermaid” as well as several on imaginary works of art will also be read and discussed.  Questions or comments will be welcome.

Right: Veronica Veronese, 1872. Dante Gabriel Rossetti (1828–1882). Oil on canvas, 43 × 35 inches. Delaware Art Museum, Samuel and Mary R. Bancroft Memorial, 1935.

Ferns and Flowers Monoprinting – 2-Day Workshop
Apr 29 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Ferns and Flowers Monoprinting - 2-Day Workshop

Discover the thrill of printmaking inspired by nature. Using spring plants and simple materials, students will explore the possibilities of organic and geometric compositions with layered shapes and colors. Instructor: Caroline Coolidge Brown. Supplies provided. 

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

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

Exhibition Tour
Apr 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.

On Location Photography Workshops
Apr 29 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
On Location Photography Workshops

Inspired by the exhibition Eye on Nature: Andrew Wyeth and John Ruskin, students will meet at scenic sites to shoot on location. Students will learn about John Ruskin’s philosophy of nature and have the opportunity for group discussion and critique at the follow up session in the Museum’s studios. Students are responsible for paying admission fees at each location. Danny Schweers.

Longwood Gardens

Sunday, April 29 | 2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Museum meet up Sunday, May 6 | 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

REGISTER

Hagley Museum and Library

Sunday, May 13 | 2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Museum meet up Sunday, May 20 | 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

REGISTER

May
4
Fri
Art is Tasty
May 4 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Art is Tasty

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

2018 Topics

Click on the the dates below to register.

January 5: Reclining Nude, Abraham S. Baylinson

February 2: Tobias Curing his Father’s Blindness, Benjamin West

March 2: Toilette of a Roman Lady, Simeon Solomon

April 6: Trees in a Lane, John Ruskin, and Sycamore Tree, Andrew Wyeth

May 4: Eleanor of Aquitaine, Grace Hartigan

June 1: In the Park, Bernie Felch

July 6: March on Washington, Danny Lyon

August 3: The Mermaid, Howard Pyle

September 7: Rome II, Al Held

October 5: Indian Captives, Robert Weir

November 2: Selection from Juried Craft Exhibition

December 7: Covered Box with Peacock, Charles Robert Ashbee

May
5
Sat
Highlights Tour
May 5 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Highlights Tour

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

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

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

May
6
Sun
Highlights Tour
May 6 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Highlights Tour

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

Exhibition Tour
May 6 @ 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.

May
11
Fri
Nature Walk Series
May 11 @ 2:00 pm
Nature Walk Series

Observe nature through the lenses of art, horticulture, mindfulness, and the environment on an expert-led walking tour. Walks begin at a different site each week and last one hour unless otherwise noted.

Native plant walk – Full

Sunday, April 22 | 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. 
Location: Mt. Cuba Center

Mindfulness Walk with Hunter Clark-Fields

Friday, May 11 | 2:00 p.m. 
Location: Valley Garden Park

REGISTER

Urban Horticulture Walk with Educator Mackenzie Knight-Fochs

Sunday, May 20 | 2:00 p.m. 
Location: Delaware Center for Horticulture

REGISTER

May
12
Sat
Highlights Tour
May 12 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Highlights Tour

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

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

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

May
13
Sun
Highlights Tour
May 13 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Highlights Tour

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

Exhibition Tour
May 13 @ 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.

On Location Photography Workshops
May 13 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
On Location Photography Workshops

Inspired by the exhibition Eye on Nature: Andrew Wyeth and John Ruskin, students will meet at scenic sites to shoot on location. Students will learn about John Ruskin’s philosophy of nature and have the opportunity for group discussion and critique at the follow up session in the Museum’s studios. Students are responsible for paying admission fees at each location. Danny Schweers.

Longwood Gardens

Sunday, April 29 | 2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Museum meet up Sunday, May 6 | 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

REGISTER

Hagley Museum and Library

Sunday, May 13 | 2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Museum meet up Sunday, May 20 | 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

REGISTER

May
19
Sat
Highlights Tour
May 19 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Highlights Tour

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

Books and Illustration at the Turn of the Century in Britain and America
May 19 @ 1:30 pm – 3:45 pm
Books and Illustration at the Turn of the Century in Britain and America

A public lecture presented by The Fellowship of American Bibliophilic Societies

In conjunction with The Fellowship of American Bibliophilic Societies’ (FABS) Annual Tour & Symposium and member club, The Delaware Bibliophiles, this talk will focus on illustration and book design—a strength of the collections of the Delaware Art Museum and the University of Delaware Library. A tea reception will follow the lecture.

1:30 p.m. 

  • Symposium “Books and Illustration at the Turn of the Century in Britain and America”
  • “Ouida Illustrated: Commerce, Politics, and Representation in the Illustrated Editions of Ouida’s Works”, Jesse R. Erickson, Postdoctoral Researcher in Special Collections and Digital Humanities, University of Delaware
  • “Rediscovering an American Woman Illustrator, Alice Barber Stephens”, Martha H. Kennedy, Curator, Popular & Applied Graphic Art, Library of Congress
  • “Christina Rossetti’s Goblin Market: 150 Years of Art & Illustration”, Casey Smith, Visiting Professor of English, West Chester University

3:00 p.m.    

  • Tea Reception

This talk is sponsored by the Friends of the Helen Farr Sloan Library. 

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

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

May
20
Sun
Nature Sketching
May 20 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Nature Sketching

Discover inspiration in nature with this relaxing workshop. Observe and capture the beauty of the natural world in a journal using watercolor, pen, and ink. Instructor: Rosemary Connelly. 30-minute lunch break.

Highlights Tour
May 20 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Highlights Tour

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

Exhibition Tour
May 20 @ 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.

Nature Walk Series
May 20 @ 2:00 pm
Nature Walk Series

Observe nature through the lenses of art, horticulture, mindfulness, and the environment on an expert-led walking tour. Walks begin at a different site each week and last one hour unless otherwise noted.

Native plant walk – Full

Sunday, April 22 | 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. 
Location: Mt. Cuba Center

Mindfulness Walk with Hunter Clark-Fields

Friday, May 11 | 2:00 p.m. 
Location: Valley Garden Park

REGISTER

Urban Horticulture Walk with Educator Mackenzie Knight-Fochs

Sunday, May 20 | 2:00 p.m. 
Location: Delaware Center for Horticulture

REGISTER

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

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

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

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

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

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

Exhibition Tour
May 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.

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

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

2018 Topics

Click on the the dates below to register.

January 5: Reclining Nude, Abraham S. Baylinson

February 2: Tobias Curing his Father’s Blindness, Benjamin West

March 2: Toilette of a Roman Lady, Simeon Solomon

April 6: Trees in a Lane, John Ruskin, and Sycamore Tree, Andrew Wyeth

May 4: Eleanor of Aquitaine, Grace Hartigan

June 1: In the Park, Bernie Felch

July 6: March on Washington, Danny Lyon

August 3: The Mermaid, Howard Pyle

September 7: Rome II, Al Held

October 5: Indian Captives, Robert Weir

November 2: Selection from Juried Craft Exhibition

December 7: Covered Box with Peacock, Charles Robert Ashbee

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

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

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

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

Spotlight Tours
Jun 2 @ 2:00 pm
Spotlight Tours

Enjoy a tour of the Museum’s Collection focused on an intriguing theme.

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

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

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

Exhibition Tour
Jun 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.

Spotlight Tours
Jun 3 @ 2:00 pm
Spotlight Tours

Enjoy a tour of the Museum’s Collection focused on an intriguing theme.

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

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

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

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

Pre-register at dehistory.org

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

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

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

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

Spotlight Tours
Jun 9 @ 2:00 pm
Spotlight Tours

Enjoy a tour of the Museum’s Collection focused on an intriguing theme.

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

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

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

Exhibition Tour
Jun 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.

Spotlight Tours
Jun 10 @ 2:00 pm
Spotlight Tours

Enjoy a tour of the Museum’s Collection focused on an intriguing theme.

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

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

Meet the artist and preview excerpts from the performance.

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

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

About the 2018 Performance Series

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

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

Learn more.

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

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

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

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

Spotlight Tours
Jun 16 @ 2:00 pm
Spotlight Tours

Enjoy a tour of the Museum’s Collection focused on an intriguing theme.

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

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

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

Exhibition Tour
Jun 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.

Spotlight Tours
Jun 17 @ 2:00 pm
Spotlight Tours

Enjoy a tour of the Museum’s Collection focused on an intriguing theme.

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

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

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

Registration coming soon!

Highlights Tour
Jun 23 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Highlights Tour

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

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

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

Spotlight Tours
Jun 23 @ 2:00 pm
Spotlight Tours

Enjoy a tour of the Museum’s Collection focused on an intriguing theme.

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

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

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

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

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

Registration coming soon!

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

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

Exhibition Tour
Jun 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.

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

Join us for Meet the Artists events on Sunday June 24 from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. and Thursday July 19 from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. where exhibiting artists will be in the gallery and welcome discussion and questions about their work.

Impermanence: Mystery, Transformation, Light

May 19 – August 5, 2018

This exhibition centers on impermanence, an essential tenet of Buddhism. Using drawings as symbols or metaphors for transitory life experiences, the 11 artists tell stories about lost innocence, fading memory, mortality, and the drawing process itself. Barbara Warden is the guest curator. Learn more.

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

 

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

Instructor: David Norbut. 

Spotlight Tours
Jun 24 @ 2:00 pm
Spotlight Tours

Enjoy a tour of the Museum’s Collection focused on an intriguing theme.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

2018 Topics

Click on the the dates below to register.

January 5: Reclining Nude, Abraham S. Baylinson

February 2: Tobias Curing his Father’s Blindness, Benjamin West

March 2: Toilette of a Roman Lady, Simeon Solomon

April 6: Trees in a Lane, John Ruskin, and Sycamore Tree, Andrew Wyeth

May 4: Eleanor of Aquitaine, Grace Hartigan

June 1: In the Park, Bernie Felch

July 6: March on Washington, Danny Lyon

August 3: The Mermaid, Howard Pyle

September 7: Rome II, Al Held

October 5: Indian Captives, Robert Weir

November 2: Selection from Juried Craft Exhibition

December 7: Covered Box with Peacock, Charles Robert Ashbee

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Jul
14
Sat
Highlights Tour
Jul 14 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Highlights Tour

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Jul
19
Thu
Meet the Artists from Impermanence: Mystery, Transformation, Light
Jul 19 @ 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Meet the Artists from Impermanence: Mystery, Transformation, Light

Join us for Meet the Artists events on Sunday June 24 from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. and Thursday July 19 from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. where exhibiting artists will be in the gallery and welcome discussion and questions about their work.

Impermanence: Mystery, Transformation, Light

May 19 – August 5, 2018

This exhibition centers on impermanence, an essential tenet of Buddhism. Using drawings as symbols or metaphors for transitory life experiences, the 11 artists tell stories about lost innocence, fading memory, mortality, and the drawing process itself. Barbara Warden is the guest curator. Learn more.

Share your story!
Jul 19 @ 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Share your story!

Your story matters. Your personal experiences add to our collective understanding of Wilmington’s history. Were you living, working, or attending school in the city during the occupation? Are you learning about these events for the first time? In partnership with University of Delaware’s Creative Writing Students, we invite you to share your response to the Wilmington occupation of 1968 on select Thursdays this summer.

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

Join us for the second annual Wilmington Writers Conference as we investigate how communities can be strengthened through activism in the arts. On Friday night, the Museum welcomes the general public for a gathering showcasing local writers, youth, and performance poetry. Saturday, registered conference attendees will choose from exciting genre-specific workshops on craft and publishing in addition to workshops exploring the politics of race, gender, and class. The conference keynote speaker is Yolanda Wisher, Poet, Educator, and Third Poet Laureate of Philadelphia (2016–2017).

Registration opens May 15.

Jul
21
Sat
Wilmington Writers Conference: Reflection and Voice
Jul 21 @ 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
Wilmington Writers Conference: Reflection and Voice

Join us for the second annual Wilmington Writers Conference as we investigate how communities can be strengthened through activism in the arts. On Friday night, the Museum welcomes the general public for a gathering showcasing local writers, youth, and performance poetry. Saturday, registered conference attendees will choose from exciting genre-specific workshops on craft and publishing in addition to workshops exploring the politics of race, gender, and class. The conference keynote speaker is Yolanda Wisher, Poet, Educator, and Third Poet Laureate of Philadelphia (2016–2017).

Registration opens May 15.

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

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

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

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

Jul
22
Sun
Highlights Tour
Jul 22 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Highlights Tour

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

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

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

Jul
26
Thu
Share your story!
Jul 26 @ 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Share your story!

Your story matters. Your personal experiences add to our collective understanding of Wilmington’s history. Were you living, working, or attending school in the city during the occupation? Are you learning about these events for the first time? In partnership with University of Delaware’s Creative Writing Students, we invite you to share your response to the Wilmington occupation of 1968 on select Thursdays this summer.

Community Forums
Jul 26 @ 6:00 pm
Community Forums

This summer, community organizations will activate the galleries and visitors with a series of public forums focused on racial and social justice, civil rights, and education. Free.

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

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

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

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

Jul
29
Sun
Highlights Tour
Jul 29 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Highlights Tour

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

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

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

Aug
2
Thu
Share your story!
Aug 2 @ 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Share your story!

Your story matters. Your personal experiences add to our collective understanding of Wilmington’s history. Were you living, working, or attending school in the city during the occupation? Are you learning about these events for the first time? In partnership with University of Delaware’s Creative Writing Students, we invite you to share your response to the Wilmington occupation of 1968 on select Thursdays this summer.

Community Forums
Aug 2 @ 6:00 pm
Community Forums

This summer, community organizations will activate the galleries and visitors with a series of public forums focused on racial and social justice, civil rights, and education. Free.

Aug
3
Fri
Art is Tasty
Aug 3 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Art is Tasty

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

2018 Topics

Click on the the dates below to register.

January 5: Reclining Nude, Abraham S. Baylinson

February 2: Tobias Curing his Father’s Blindness, Benjamin West

March 2: Toilette of a Roman Lady, Simeon Solomon

April 6: Trees in a Lane, John Ruskin, and Sycamore Tree, Andrew Wyeth

May 4: Eleanor of Aquitaine, Grace Hartigan

June 1: In the Park, Bernie Felch

July 6: March on Washington, Danny Lyon

August 3: The Mermaid, Howard Pyle

September 7: Rome II, Al Held

October 5: Indian Captives, Robert Weir

November 2: Selection from Juried Craft Exhibition

December 7: Covered Box with Peacock, Charles Robert Ashbee

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

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

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

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

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

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

Exhibition Tour
Aug 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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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