PROGRAMS & EVENTS

Oct
19
Sat
Public Tours
Oct 19 @ 1:00 pm
Public Tours

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. At 2:00 p.m., the public tour focuses on the special exhibition or spotlights an area of the permanent collection.

Saturdays and Sundays
Highlights Tour at 1:00 p.m.
Exhibition/Spotlight Tour at 2:00 p.m.

Tours are free with admission.

Public Tours
Oct 19 @ 2:00 pm
Public Tours

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. At 2:00 p.m., the public tour focuses on the special exhibition or spotlights an area of the permanent collection.

Saturdays and Sundays
Highlights Tour at 1:00 p.m.
Exhibition/Spotlight Tour at 2:00 p.m.

Tours are free with admission.

The Living Legacy National Speaking Tour: David C. Driskell and Julie L. McGee in Conversation
Oct 19 @ 2:00 pm

A leading authority on African American art, David C. Driskell is a renowned artist, scholar and historian. Join us as he converses with Dr. Julie McGee, Associate Professor of Africana Studies and Art History, and Director of the Interdisciplinary Humanities Research Center at the University of Delaware.

This lecture is part of the national Living Legacy Speaking Tour.

Oct
20
Sun
Public Tours
Oct 20 @ 1:00 pm
Public Tours

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. At 2:00 p.m., the public tour focuses on the special exhibition or spotlights an area of the permanent collection.

Saturdays and Sundays
Highlights Tour at 1:00 p.m.
Exhibition/Spotlight Tour at 2:00 p.m.

Tours are free with admission.

Special Exhibition Tours: Posing Beauty
Oct 20 @ 2:00 pm
Special Exhibition Tours: Posing Beauty

Enjoy a Guide-led tour of the special exhibition Posing Beauty in African American Culture every Saturday and Sunday, October 20, 2019  – January 26, 2020.

Oct
24
Thu
DelArt Readers: Book Club
Oct 24 @ 6:00 pm

Join the DelArt Readers, a community-led book club passionate about art-inspired literature. Visit the links below for monthly selections. RSVP encouraged, but not required. Email ejarvis@delart.org.

September 26, 2019


Oil and Marble: a novel of Leonardo and Michelangelo

by Stephanie Storey (fiction)

Amazon

October 24, 2019


Becoming

by Michelle Obama

Amazon

November 21, 2019


The Art of Rivalry: four friendships, betrayals, and breakthroughs in  Modern Art

Sebastian Smee (nonfiction)

Amazon

December, 2019


No meeting

 

Performance: Raye Jones Avery & Adagio with Dennis Fortune, Musical Director
Oct 24 @ 8:00 pm
Performance: Raye Jones Avery & Adagio with Dennis Fortune, Musical Director

“Between” is the sophomore release from Raye Jones Avery. A native of Philadelphia, Raye grew up in Wilmington, Delaware where she has been a staple in US arts world. As Executive Director of the Christina Cultural Arts Center, Raye has been one of the driving forces in the continued flourishing of creative arts in the Mid Atlantic region. Now, Raye is stepping out to make a more personal statement on her 2nd CD, produced by Dennis Fortune. Fortune also produced Raye’s debut recording project “Sistah Girl’s Lament”. E. Shawn Qaissaunee produced and arranged selections on “Between” as well. Between” was independently produced and recorded at Reeds Refuge Studio 505 in Wilmington.

Raye’s multi-genre influenced style brings new life to standards such as “The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face” and “Where Were You” by Stevie Wonder, John Legend’s “Ordinary People” and the Beatles’ “She’s Leaving Home”. “Between” also includes an original spoken word tribute to Clifford Brown. “Raye will perform musical director and pianist Dennis Fortune.

“Between” is an eclectic collection of selections that convey the miraculous ability to feel joy even in the presence of life’s tribulations. Raye describes her work as a “personal artistic statement about living. It’s about transcendence without losing my song”.

Personnel:

Raye Jones Avery, vocals
Dennis Fortune, musical director, piano
Cliff Kellum, bass
Harry Butch Reed, drums
Lynn Riley, woodwinds
Darnell Miller, guitar/vocals

To complement the exhibition Posing Beauty in African American Culture, we are filling a wall of our entryway with portraits of our community members. 100 frames will slowly fill with photographs of locals, to add dimension to the portraits in the special exhibition itself. There are multiple scheduled events this fall/winter where visitors will have the opportunity to be photographed for this project. One of them is before Raye Jones Avery’s performance on October 24.

We’d love to include your face in the wall of local portraits. A local professional photographer, Joe McSetridge, will be at the Museum on Thursday evening, October 24 (6-8 p.m.) to shoot photographs. Participants will receive a digital copy, and also receive a print copy once the photographs come off the walls in 2020. It would be our honor to include your face in this project. If you are interested in participating, please sign up using the link in the ticket confirmation email.

ABOUT THE 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. Learn more.

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

Oct
26
Sat
Public Tours
Oct 26 @ 1:00 pm
Public Tours

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. At 2:00 p.m., the public tour focuses on the special exhibition or spotlights an area of the permanent collection.

Saturdays and Sundays
Highlights Tour at 1:00 p.m.
Exhibition/Spotlight Tour at 2:00 p.m.

Tours are free with admission.

Special Exhibition Tours: Posing Beauty
Oct 26 @ 2:00 pm
Special Exhibition Tours: Posing Beauty

Enjoy a Guide-led tour of the special exhibition Posing Beauty in African American Culture every Saturday and Sunday, October 20, 2019  – January 26, 2020.

Oct
27
Sun
Public Tours
Oct 27 @ 1:00 pm
Public Tours

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. At 2:00 p.m., the public tour focuses on the special exhibition or spotlights an area of the permanent collection.

Saturdays and Sundays
Highlights Tour at 1:00 p.m.
Exhibition/Spotlight Tour at 2:00 p.m.

Tours are free with admission.

Special Exhibition Tours: Posing Beauty
Oct 27 @ 2:00 pm
Special Exhibition Tours: Posing Beauty

Enjoy a Guide-led tour of the special exhibition Posing Beauty in African American Culture every Saturday and Sunday, October 20, 2019  – January 26, 2020.

Nov
1
Fri
Art is Tasty
Nov 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).

Upcoming Topics

November 1, 2019: Charles Burchfield painting – Register

December 6, 2019: Mandala, Gregory Gillespie – Register

January 3, 2020: Artwork from the exhibition Mitch Lyons: The Hand Translated – Register

February 7, 2020: Flying Dutchman, Howard Pyle – Register

Nov
2
Sat
Public Tours
Nov 2 @ 1:00 pm
Public Tours

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. At 2:00 p.m., the public tour focuses on the special exhibition or spotlights an area of the permanent collection.

Saturdays and Sundays
Highlights Tour at 1:00 p.m.
Exhibition/Spotlight Tour at 2:00 p.m.

Tours are free with admission.

Special Exhibition Tours: Posing Beauty
Nov 2 @ 2:00 pm
Special Exhibition Tours: Posing Beauty

Enjoy a Guide-led tour of the special exhibition Posing Beauty in African American Culture every Saturday and Sunday, October 20, 2019  – January 26, 2020.

Nov
3
Sun
Public Tours
Nov 3 @ 1:00 pm
Public Tours

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. At 2:00 p.m., the public tour focuses on the special exhibition or spotlights an area of the permanent collection.

Saturdays and Sundays
Highlights Tour at 1:00 p.m.
Exhibition/Spotlight Tour at 2:00 p.m.

Tours are free with admission.

Special Exhibition Tours: Posing Beauty
Nov 3 @ 2:00 pm
Special Exhibition Tours: Posing Beauty

Enjoy a Guide-led tour of the special exhibition Posing Beauty in African American Culture every Saturday and Sunday, October 20, 2019  – January 26, 2020.

Nov
9
Sat
Public Tours
Nov 9 @ 1:00 pm
Public Tours

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. At 2:00 p.m., the public tour focuses on the special exhibition or spotlights an area of the permanent collection.

Saturdays and Sundays
Highlights Tour at 1:00 p.m.
Exhibition/Spotlight Tour at 2:00 p.m.

Tours are free with admission.

Special Exhibition Tours: Posing Beauty
Nov 9 @ 2:00 pm
Special Exhibition Tours: Posing Beauty

Enjoy a Guide-led tour of the special exhibition Posing Beauty in African American Culture every Saturday and Sunday, October 20, 2019  – January 26, 2020.

Nov
10
Sun
Performance: Kevin Cope
Nov 10 @ 1:00 pm
Performance: Kevin Cope

Solo classical guitarist Kevin Cope, recipient of the Division of the Arts 2019 Emerging Professional Award, performs his original works.

ABOUT THE 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. Learn more.

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

Public Tours
Nov 10 @ 1:00 pm
Public Tours

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. At 2:00 p.m., the public tour focuses on the special exhibition or spotlights an area of the permanent collection.

Saturdays and Sundays
Highlights Tour at 1:00 p.m.
Exhibition/Spotlight Tour at 2:00 p.m.

Tours are free with admission.

Special Exhibition Tours: Posing Beauty
Nov 10 @ 2:00 pm
Special Exhibition Tours: Posing Beauty

Enjoy a Guide-led tour of the special exhibition Posing Beauty in African American Culture every Saturday and Sunday, October 20, 2019  – January 26, 2020.

Nov
14
Thu
Well-Read Black Girl Book Club
Nov 14 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

 Join the Museum Store for the Well-Read Black Girl Book Club! FREE to attend!

We’re so excited to be partnering with the American Booksellers Association and One Village Alliance to bring a chapter of this hugely popular book club to the Delaware Art Museum. Chandra Pitts of One Village Alliance will be facilitating these amazing bookish adventures as part of the Alliance’s Girls Can Do Anything initiative. We’re thrilled to offer each month’s selection at a 20% discount! Read on for more info about our meeting dates, monthly book picks and more!

Meetings will take place in either the Museum Store or Kids’ Corner. Light refreshments will be served. We’ll be reading the book club’s Young Adult selection each month, so this program is suited for anyone ages 13 and up! We’d love for you to purchase the monthly selection in-store, but it’s not required! We just want to share our love of books with our awesome community.

Well-Read Black Girl Mission Statement: “Our mission is to support diverse voices and emerging writers of color, one book club meeting at a time. Our literary community is inclusive, we strive to inspire change and foster connections between bookstores, readers and authors.”

Questions? Want to pre-order a book? Call the Museum Store: 302-351-8521. See you soon!

Meeting dates and books being discussed:

Thursday, October 10

Dear Haiti, Love Alaine

by Maika Moulite and Maritza Moulite

Book available for purchase in the Museum Store.
Thursday, November 14

The Revolution of Birdie Randolph

by Brandy Colbert

Book available for purchase in the Museum Store.


Thursday, December 12

Some Places More Than Others

by Renée Watson

Book available for purchase in the Museum Store.

Nov
16
Sat
Public Tours
Nov 16 @ 1:00 pm
Public Tours

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. At 2:00 p.m., the public tour focuses on the special exhibition or spotlights an area of the permanent collection.

Saturdays and Sundays
Highlights Tour at 1:00 p.m.
Exhibition/Spotlight Tour at 2:00 p.m.

Tours are free with admission.

Special Exhibition Tours: Posing Beauty
Nov 16 @ 2:00 pm
Special Exhibition Tours: Posing Beauty

Enjoy a Guide-led tour of the special exhibition Posing Beauty in African American Culture every Saturday and Sunday, October 20, 2019  – January 26, 2020.

Nov
17
Sun
Picturing Beauty: Celebrating Real Women
Nov 17 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
Picturing Beauty: Celebrating Real Women

Join us to celebrate successful female leaders in the arts! This event will include art creation, portrait sketching, spoken word, and more. Don’t miss the featured talk at 2:00 p.m. with Posing Beauty curator Dr. Deborah Willis and exhibiting artist Angela Fraleigh.

Sign up for a time slot for Portrait Drawing and Portrait Photography.

 

 

Public Tours
Nov 17 @ 1:00 pm
Public Tours

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. At 2:00 p.m., the public tour focuses on the special exhibition or spotlights an area of the permanent collection.

Saturdays and Sundays
Highlights Tour at 1:00 p.m.
Exhibition/Spotlight Tour at 2:00 p.m.

Tours are free with admission.

Conversation with Dr. Deborah Willis and Angela Fraleigh
Nov 17 @ 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Conversation with Dr. Deborah Willis and Angela Fraleigh

Join us for a conversation with Posing Beauty curator Dr. Deborah Willis and exhibiting artist Angela Fraleigh. This conversation will be moderated by University of Delaware’s Dr. Tiffany Gill. Support for this talk is provided by Delaware Humanities and Delmarva Power.

Special Exhibition Tours: Posing Beauty
Nov 17 @ 2:00 pm
Special Exhibition Tours: Posing Beauty

Enjoy a Guide-led tour of the special exhibition Posing Beauty in African American Culture every Saturday and Sunday, October 20, 2019  – January 26, 2020.

Nov
21
Thu
Connected: Duo Extreme
Nov 21 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Connected: Duo Extreme

Enjoy the sounds of the Caribbean with a concert of new music and Calypso. Originating in Trinidad, Calypso combines clarinet, percussion, and steel pan to create distinctive tropical beats and rhythms. Arrive early and try out the percussion instrument petting zoo. Family Friendly.

About the Connected Series

Connected is a new program series featuring events produced by the community, for the community. All events are free and open to the public. Learn more.
DelArt Readers: Book Club
Nov 21 @ 6:00 pm

Join the DelArt Readers, a community-led book club passionate about art-inspired literature. Visit the links below for monthly selections. RSVP encouraged, but not required. Email ejarvis@delart.org.

September 26, 2019


Oil and Marble: a novel of Leonardo and Michelangelo

by Stephanie Storey (fiction)

Amazon

October 24, 2019


Becoming

by Michelle Obama

Amazon

November 21, 2019


The Art of Rivalry: four friendships, betrayals, and breakthroughs in  Modern Art

Sebastian Smee (nonfiction)

Amazon

December, 2019


No meeting

 

Nov
22
Fri
Inside Look
Nov 22 @ 12:00 pm
Inside Look

Join us for an inside look and in-depth dialogue around a single work of art in our special exhibition, led by University of Delaware Art History graduate student Emily Shartrand.

Nov
23
Sat
Public Tours
Nov 23 @ 1:00 pm
Public Tours

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. At 2:00 p.m., the public tour focuses on the special exhibition or spotlights an area of the permanent collection.

Saturdays and Sundays
Highlights Tour at 1:00 p.m.
Exhibition/Spotlight Tour at 2:00 p.m.

Tours are free with admission.

Special Exhibition Tours: Posing Beauty
Nov 23 @ 2:00 pm
Special Exhibition Tours: Posing Beauty

Enjoy a Guide-led tour of the special exhibition Posing Beauty in African American Culture every Saturday and Sunday, October 20, 2019  – January 26, 2020.

Nov
24
Sun
Public Tours
Nov 24 @ 1:00 pm
Public Tours

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. At 2:00 p.m., the public tour focuses on the special exhibition or spotlights an area of the permanent collection.

Saturdays and Sundays
Highlights Tour at 1:00 p.m.
Exhibition/Spotlight Tour at 2:00 p.m.

Tours are free with admission.

Healing Through Art Tour and Art Project
Nov 24 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Healing Through Art Tour and Art Project

Individuals experiencing cancer are invited to slow down and unlock discovery and creativity with deep looking and reflection while viewing art.  Afterwards, learn meditative drawing exercises with an introduction to the Zentangle  method.

 

Inside Look
Nov 24 @ 2:00 pm
Inside Look

Join us for an inside look and in-depth dialogue around a single work of art in our special exhibition, led by University of Delaware Art History graduate student Emily Shartrand.

Special Exhibition Tours: Posing Beauty
Nov 24 @ 2:00 pm
Special Exhibition Tours: Posing Beauty

Enjoy a Guide-led tour of the special exhibition Posing Beauty in African American Culture every Saturday and Sunday, October 20, 2019  – January 26, 2020.

Nov
30
Sat
Public Tours
Nov 30 @ 1:00 pm
Public Tours

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. At 2:00 p.m., the public tour focuses on the special exhibition or spotlights an area of the permanent collection.

Saturdays and Sundays
Highlights Tour at 1:00 p.m.
Exhibition/Spotlight Tour at 2:00 p.m.

Tours are free with admission.

Special Exhibition Tours: Posing Beauty
Nov 30 @ 2:00 pm
Special Exhibition Tours: Posing Beauty

Enjoy a Guide-led tour of the special exhibition Posing Beauty in African American Culture every Saturday and Sunday, October 20, 2019  – January 26, 2020.

Dec
1
Sun
The Annual Museum Store Holiday Sale
Dec 1 – Dec 8 all-day
The Annual Museum Store Holiday Sale

It’s back! Our annual sale kicks off December 1 and goes through December 8 with 20% off your entire purchase. For the remainder of the week, receive 10% off most items. (Members receive a 20% discount all week long!) Some exclusions apply.

Public Tours
Dec 1 @ 1:00 pm
Public Tours

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. At 2:00 p.m., the public tour focuses on the special exhibition or spotlights an area of the permanent collection.

Saturdays and Sundays
Highlights Tour at 1:00 p.m.
Exhibition/Spotlight Tour at 2:00 p.m.

Tours are free with admission.

Special Exhibition Tours: Posing Beauty
Dec 1 @ 2:00 pm
Special Exhibition Tours: Posing Beauty

Enjoy a Guide-led tour of the special exhibition Posing Beauty in African American Culture every Saturday and Sunday, October 20, 2019  – January 26, 2020.

Dec
5
Thu
Connected Series Open House
Dec 5 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Connected Series Open House

Come and learn more about the Museum’s Connected Series. Series, curating events for the community, by the community! Free.

Dec
6
Fri
Art is Tasty
Dec 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).

Upcoming Topics

November 1, 2019: Charles Burchfield painting – Register

December 6, 2019: Mandala, Gregory Gillespie – Register

January 3, 2020: Artwork from the exhibition Mitch Lyons: The Hand Translated – Register

February 7, 2020: Flying Dutchman, Howard Pyle – Register

Dec
7
Sat
Public Tours
Dec 7 @ 1:00 pm
Public Tours

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. At 2:00 p.m., the public tour focuses on the special exhibition or spotlights an area of the permanent collection.

Saturdays and Sundays
Highlights Tour at 1:00 p.m.
Exhibition/Spotlight Tour at 2:00 p.m.

Tours are free with admission.

Special Exhibition Tours: Posing Beauty
Dec 7 @ 2:00 pm
Special Exhibition Tours: Posing Beauty

Enjoy a Guide-led tour of the special exhibition Posing Beauty in African American Culture every Saturday and Sunday, October 20, 2019  – January 26, 2020.

Dec
8
Sun
Public Tours
Dec 8 @ 1:00 pm
Public Tours

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. At 2:00 p.m., the public tour focuses on the special exhibition or spotlights an area of the permanent collection.

Saturdays and Sundays
Highlights Tour at 1:00 p.m.
Exhibition/Spotlight Tour at 2:00 p.m.

Tours are free with admission.

Special Exhibition Tours: Posing Beauty
Dec 8 @ 2:00 pm
Special Exhibition Tours: Posing Beauty

Enjoy a Guide-led tour of the special exhibition Posing Beauty in African American Culture every Saturday and Sunday, October 20, 2019  – January 26, 2020.

Dec
12
Thu
End-of-Year Writers Gathering and Open Mic
Dec 12 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
End-of-Year Writers Gathering and Open Mic

Mingle with area writers and celebrate the end of the year with an open mic at the Museum.

Connected: Beauty is… Reception & Exhibition
Dec 12 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Connected: Beauty is... Reception & Exhibition

Using the camera as a tool for creative expression, Stay Focused puts the student in control of the narrative, challenging them to view the spaces around them in new ways in order to share perspectives that are important to them. Founded and facilitated by photographer Shannon Woodloe, Stay Focused covers the history and core elements of photography, culminating in a theme-based photography project.

The project, “Beauty is…,” will be the students’ photographic responses to the marketing billboard for the Museum’s exhibition Posing Beauty in African American Culture, which poses the questions, “What is beauty?”

A reception and exhibit of student works will be held December 12, 2019 from 6 pm to 7:30 pm.

This Connected Series program is being offered in partnership with Serviam Girl’s Academy and Children and Families First’s Community Schools program at Bancroft Elementary School.

ABOUT THE CONNECTED SERIES

Connected is a new program series featuring events produced by the community, for the community. All events are free and open to the public. Learn more.
Well-Read Black Girl Book Club
Dec 12 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

 Join the Museum Store for the Well-Read Black Girl Book Club! FREE to attend!

We’re so excited to be partnering with the American Booksellers Association and One Village Alliance to bring a chapter of this hugely popular book club to the Delaware Art Museum. Chandra Pitts of One Village Alliance will be facilitating these amazing bookish adventures as part of the Alliance’s Girls Can Do Anything initiative. We’re thrilled to offer each month’s selection at a 20% discount! Read on for more info about our meeting dates, monthly book picks and more!

Meetings will take place in either the Museum Store or Kids’ Corner. Light refreshments will be served. We’ll be reading the book club’s Young Adult selection each month, so this program is suited for anyone ages 13 and up! We’d love for you to purchase the monthly selection in-store, but it’s not required! We just want to share our love of books with our awesome community.

Well-Read Black Girl Mission Statement: “Our mission is to support diverse voices and emerging writers of color, one book club meeting at a time. Our literary community is inclusive, we strive to inspire change and foster connections between bookstores, readers and authors.”

Questions? Want to pre-order a book? Call the Museum Store: 302-351-8521. See you soon!

Meeting dates and books being discussed:

Thursday, October 10

Dear Haiti, Love Alaine

by Maika Moulite and Maritza Moulite

Book available for purchase in the Museum Store.
Thursday, November 14

The Revolution of Birdie Randolph

by Brandy Colbert

Book available for purchase in the Museum Store.


Thursday, December 12

Some Places More Than Others

by Renée Watson

Book available for purchase in the Museum Store.

Dec
14
Sat
Public Tours
Dec 14 @ 1:00 pm
Public Tours

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. At 2:00 p.m., the public tour focuses on the special exhibition or spotlights an area of the permanent collection.

Saturdays and Sundays
Highlights Tour at 1:00 p.m.
Exhibition/Spotlight Tour at 2:00 p.m.

Tours are free with admission.

Special Exhibition Tours: Posing Beauty
Dec 14 @ 2:00 pm
Special Exhibition Tours: Posing Beauty

Enjoy a Guide-led tour of the special exhibition Posing Beauty in African American Culture every Saturday and Sunday, October 20, 2019  – January 26, 2020.

Dec
15
Sun
Public Tours
Dec 15 @ 1:00 pm
Public Tours

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. At 2:00 p.m., the public tour focuses on the special exhibition or spotlights an area of the permanent collection.

Saturdays and Sundays
Highlights Tour at 1:00 p.m.
Exhibition/Spotlight Tour at 2:00 p.m.

Tours are free with admission.

Special Exhibition Tours: Posing Beauty
Dec 15 @ 2:00 pm
Special Exhibition Tours: Posing Beauty

Enjoy a Guide-led tour of the special exhibition Posing Beauty in African American Culture every Saturday and Sunday, October 20, 2019  – January 26, 2020.

Performance: Cartoon Christmas Trio with special guest the Wilmington Children’s Chorus
Dec 15 @ 7:00 pm

Celebrate the holidays with the return of the Cartoon Christmas Trio to Delaware Art Museum! Assembled in 1995 by bassist Rob Swanson, the trio’s sole focus is compositions from classic Christmas cartoons—particularly the music of Vince Guaraldi, composer of the “Peanuts” soundtracks. The Cartoon Christmas Trio has made live appearances on NBC, ABC, and NPR, and comes back to the Museum to wow audiences with yuletide nostalgia.

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.

Dec
21
Sat
Public Tours
Dec 21 @ 1:00 pm
Public Tours

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. At 2:00 p.m., the public tour focuses on the special exhibition or spotlights an area of the permanent collection.

Saturdays and Sundays
Highlights Tour at 1:00 p.m.
Exhibition/Spotlight Tour at 2:00 p.m.

Tours are free with admission.

Special Exhibition Tours: Posing Beauty
Dec 21 @ 2:00 pm
Special Exhibition Tours: Posing Beauty

Enjoy a Guide-led tour of the special exhibition Posing Beauty in African American Culture every Saturday and Sunday, October 20, 2019  – January 26, 2020.

Performance: Cartoon Christmas Trio with special guest the Tatnall Lower School Children’s Choir
Dec 21 @ 7:00 pm

Celebrate the holidays with the return of the Cartoon Christmas Trio to Delaware Art Museum! Assembled in 1995 by bassist Rob Swanson, the trio’s sole focus is compositions from classic Christmas cartoons—particularly the music of Vince Guaraldi, composer of the “Peanuts” soundtracks. The Cartoon Christmas Trio has made live appearances on NBC, ABC, and NPR, and comes back to the Museum to wow audiences with yuletide nostalgia.

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.

Dec
22
Sun
Public Tours
Dec 22 @ 1:00 pm
Public Tours

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. At 2:00 p.m., the public tour focuses on the special exhibition or spotlights an area of the permanent collection.

Saturdays and Sundays
Highlights Tour at 1:00 p.m.
Exhibition/Spotlight Tour at 2:00 p.m.

Tours are free with admission.

Special Exhibition Tours: Posing Beauty
Dec 22 @ 2:00 pm
Special Exhibition Tours: Posing Beauty

Enjoy a Guide-led tour of the special exhibition Posing Beauty in African American Culture every Saturday and Sunday, October 20, 2019  – January 26, 2020.

Dec
28
Sat
Public Tours
Dec 28 @ 1:00 pm
Public Tours

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. At 2:00 p.m., the public tour focuses on the special exhibition or spotlights an area of the permanent collection.

Saturdays and Sundays
Highlights Tour at 1:00 p.m.
Exhibition/Spotlight Tour at 2:00 p.m.

Tours are free with admission.

Special Exhibition Tours: Posing Beauty
Dec 28 @ 2:00 pm
Special Exhibition Tours: Posing Beauty

Enjoy a Guide-led tour of the special exhibition Posing Beauty in African American Culture every Saturday and Sunday, October 20, 2019  – January 26, 2020.

Dec
29
Sun
Public Tours
Dec 29 @ 1:00 pm
Public Tours

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. At 2:00 p.m., the public tour focuses on the special exhibition or spotlights an area of the permanent collection.

Saturdays and Sundays
Highlights Tour at 1:00 p.m.
Exhibition/Spotlight Tour at 2:00 p.m.

Tours are free with admission.

Special Exhibition Tours: Posing Beauty
Dec 29 @ 2:00 pm
Special Exhibition Tours: Posing Beauty

Enjoy a Guide-led tour of the special exhibition Posing Beauty in African American Culture every Saturday and Sunday, October 20, 2019  – January 26, 2020.

Jan
3
Fri
Art is Tasty
Jan 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).

Upcoming Topics

November 1, 2019: Charles Burchfield painting – Register

December 6, 2019: Mandala, Gregory Gillespie – Register

January 3, 2020: Artwork from the exhibition Mitch Lyons: The Hand Translated – Register

February 7, 2020: Flying Dutchman, Howard Pyle – Register

Jan
4
Sat
Public Tours
Jan 4 @ 1:00 pm
Public Tours

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. At 2:00 p.m., the public tour focuses on the special exhibition or spotlights an area of the permanent collection.

Saturdays and Sundays
Highlights Tour at 1:00 p.m.
Exhibition/Spotlight Tour at 2:00 p.m.

Tours are free with admission.

Special Exhibition Tours: Posing Beauty
Jan 4 @ 2:00 pm
Special Exhibition Tours: Posing Beauty

Enjoy a Guide-led tour of the special exhibition Posing Beauty in African American Culture every Saturday and Sunday, October 20, 2019  – January 26, 2020.

Jan
5
Sun
Public Tours
Jan 5 @ 1:00 pm
Public Tours

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. At 2:00 p.m., the public tour focuses on the special exhibition or spotlights an area of the permanent collection.

Saturdays and Sundays
Highlights Tour at 1:00 p.m.
Exhibition/Spotlight Tour at 2:00 p.m.

Tours are free with admission.

Special Exhibition Tours: Posing Beauty
Jan 5 @ 2:00 pm
Special Exhibition Tours: Posing Beauty

Enjoy a Guide-led tour of the special exhibition Posing Beauty in African American Culture every Saturday and Sunday, October 20, 2019  – January 26, 2020.

Jan
11
Sat
Public Tours
Jan 11 @ 1:00 pm
Public Tours

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. At 2:00 p.m., the public tour focuses on the special exhibition or spotlights an area of the permanent collection.

Saturdays and Sundays
Highlights Tour at 1:00 p.m.
Exhibition/Spotlight Tour at 2:00 p.m.

Tours are free with admission.

Special Exhibition Tours: Posing Beauty
Jan 11 @ 2:00 pm
Special Exhibition Tours: Posing Beauty

Enjoy a Guide-led tour of the special exhibition Posing Beauty in African American Culture every Saturday and Sunday, October 20, 2019  – January 26, 2020.

Jan
12
Sun
Public Tours
Jan 12 @ 1:00 pm
Public Tours

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. At 2:00 p.m., the public tour focuses on the special exhibition or spotlights an area of the permanent collection.

Saturdays and Sundays
Highlights Tour at 1:00 p.m.
Exhibition/Spotlight Tour at 2:00 p.m.

Tours are free with admission.

Special Exhibition Tours: Posing Beauty
Jan 12 @ 2:00 pm
Special Exhibition Tours: Posing Beauty

Enjoy a Guide-led tour of the special exhibition Posing Beauty in African American Culture every Saturday and Sunday, October 20, 2019  – January 26, 2020.

Jan
18
Sat
Public Tours
Jan 18 @ 1:00 pm
Public Tours

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. At 2:00 p.m., the public tour focuses on the special exhibition or spotlights an area of the permanent collection.

Saturdays and Sundays
Highlights Tour at 1:00 p.m.
Exhibition/Spotlight Tour at 2:00 p.m.

Tours are free with admission.

Special Exhibition Tours: Posing Beauty
Jan 18 @ 2:00 pm
Special Exhibition Tours: Posing Beauty

Enjoy a Guide-led tour of the special exhibition Posing Beauty in African American Culture every Saturday and Sunday, October 20, 2019  – January 26, 2020.

Jan
19
Sun
Public Tours
Jan 19 @ 1:00 pm
Public Tours

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. At 2:00 p.m., the public tour focuses on the special exhibition or spotlights an area of the permanent collection.

Saturdays and Sundays
Highlights Tour at 1:00 p.m.
Exhibition/Spotlight Tour at 2:00 p.m.

Tours are free with admission.

Special Exhibition Tours: Posing Beauty
Jan 19 @ 2:00 pm
Special Exhibition Tours: Posing Beauty

Enjoy a Guide-led tour of the special exhibition Posing Beauty in African American Culture every Saturday and Sunday, October 20, 2019  – January 26, 2020.

Jan
20
Mon
Martin Luther King, Jr., Day of Service 2020
Jan 20 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
Martin Luther King, Jr., Day of Service 2020

Celebrate the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., through art and service in partnership with One Village Alliance and Raising Kings.

Jan
23
Thu
Performance – The Black Iris Project: A Mother’s Rite
Jan 23 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm

A Mother’s Rite is a new contemporary ballet that tells a story that has become painfully common; how a Black mother copes with the loss of her child to a racially-motivated murder.” Performance will be followed a panel discussion.

This engagement of Black Iris Project is made possible through the Special Presenter Initiatives program of the Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation with support from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Delaware Division of the Arts. 

Jan
25
Sat
Public Tours
Jan 25 @ 1:00 pm
Public Tours

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. At 2:00 p.m., the public tour focuses on the special exhibition or spotlights an area of the permanent collection.

Saturdays and Sundays
Highlights Tour at 1:00 p.m.
Exhibition/Spotlight Tour at 2:00 p.m.

Tours are free with admission.

Special Exhibition Tours: Posing Beauty
Jan 25 @ 2:00 pm
Special Exhibition Tours: Posing Beauty

Enjoy a Guide-led tour of the special exhibition Posing Beauty in African American Culture every Saturday and Sunday, October 20, 2019  – January 26, 2020.

Jan
26
Sun
Public Tours
Jan 26 @ 1:00 pm
Public Tours

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. At 2:00 p.m., the public tour focuses on the special exhibition or spotlights an area of the permanent collection.

Saturdays and Sundays
Highlights Tour at 1:00 p.m.
Exhibition/Spotlight Tour at 2:00 p.m.

Tours are free with admission.

Special Exhibition Tours: Posing Beauty
Jan 26 @ 2:00 pm
Special Exhibition Tours: Posing Beauty

Enjoy a Guide-led tour of the special exhibition Posing Beauty in African American Culture every Saturday and Sunday, October 20, 2019  – January 26, 2020.

Feb
1
Sat
Public Tours
Feb 1 @ 1:00 pm
Public Tours

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. At 2:00 p.m., the public tour focuses on the special exhibition or spotlights an area of the permanent collection.

Saturdays and Sundays
Highlights Tour at 1:00 p.m.
Exhibition/Spotlight Tour at 2:00 p.m.

Tours are free with admission.

Public Tours
Feb 1 @ 2:00 pm
Public Tours

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. At 2:00 p.m., the public tour focuses on the special exhibition or spotlights an area of the permanent collection.

Saturdays and Sundays
Highlights Tour at 1:00 p.m.
Exhibition/Spotlight Tour at 2:00 p.m.

Tours are free with admission.

Feb
2
Sun
Public Tours
Feb 2 @ 1:00 pm
Public Tours

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. At 2:00 p.m., the public tour focuses on the special exhibition or spotlights an area of the permanent collection.

Saturdays and Sundays
Highlights Tour at 1:00 p.m.
Exhibition/Spotlight Tour at 2:00 p.m.

Tours are free with admission.

Public Tours
Feb 2 @ 2:00 pm
Public Tours

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. At 2:00 p.m., the public tour focuses on the special exhibition or spotlights an area of the permanent collection.

Saturdays and Sundays
Highlights Tour at 1:00 p.m.
Exhibition/Spotlight Tour at 2:00 p.m.

Tours are free with admission.

Feb
7
Fri
Art is Tasty
Feb 7 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Art is Tasty

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

Upcoming Topics

November 1, 2019: Charles Burchfield painting – Register

December 6, 2019: Mandala, Gregory Gillespie – Register

January 3, 2020: Artwork from the exhibition Mitch Lyons: The Hand Translated – Register

February 7, 2020: Flying Dutchman, Howard Pyle – Register

Feb
8
Sat
Public Tours
Feb 8 @ 1:00 pm
Public Tours

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. At 2:00 p.m., the public tour focuses on the special exhibition or spotlights an area of the permanent collection.

Saturdays and Sundays
Highlights Tour at 1:00 p.m.
Exhibition/Spotlight Tour at 2:00 p.m.

Tours are free with admission.

Public Tours
Feb 8 @ 2:00 pm
Public Tours

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. At 2:00 p.m., the public tour focuses on the special exhibition or spotlights an area of the permanent collection.

Saturdays and Sundays
Highlights Tour at 1:00 p.m.
Exhibition/Spotlight Tour at 2:00 p.m.

Tours are free with admission.

Feb
9
Sun
Public Tours
Feb 9 @ 1:00 pm
Public Tours

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. At 2:00 p.m., the public tour focuses on the special exhibition or spotlights an area of the permanent collection.

Saturdays and Sundays
Highlights Tour at 1:00 p.m.
Exhibition/Spotlight Tour at 2:00 p.m.

Tours are free with admission.

Public Tours
Feb 9 @ 2:00 pm
Public Tours

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. At 2:00 p.m., the public tour focuses on the special exhibition or spotlights an area of the permanent collection.

Saturdays and Sundays
Highlights Tour at 1:00 p.m.
Exhibition/Spotlight Tour at 2:00 p.m.

Tours are free with admission.

Feb
13
Thu
Performance: Joel Ross Good Vibes
Feb 13 @ 8:00 pm

“…Ross’ precocious creativity, facility, and confidence were downright shocking. His style is so unique and developed that it changed my image of the vibraphone itself. Though his musicality [shone] through brightly, I was most impressed by the revolutionary way in which he approached the physicality of the instrument, reworking classic limitations as creative allowances.”

Chicago native Joel Ross has performed with historic and seasoned artists – Herbie Hancock, Louis Hayes, Christian McBride, and Stefon Harris – as well as with cutting-edge contemporaries like Ambrose Akinmusire, Gerald Clayton, and Marquis Hill. Twice selected as a Thelonious Monk Institute National All-Star and a 2013 YoungArts Jazz Finalist – he’s also had the opportunity to perform at the Brubeck, Monterey, Seattle, and Chicago Jazz Festivals -and- at internationally-celebrated venues like Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola in New York, SF Jazz in San Francisco, and Club Vibrato in Los Angeles.

Playing the drum kit as early as three years of age, Ross learned other percussion instruments & approaches beginning in grade five, in his tenth year. When starting his work on Vibes, he engaged both classical and jazz works, and did so throughout high school. In his last year there, Ross also began playing the piano in a more serious way.

Ross recently completed a two-year fellowship with the Brubeck Institute Jazz Quintet in California. Winning first place at the 2016 BIAMP PDX Jazz Festival ‘Jazz Forward’ Competition, he was also a winner of the Keep an Eye International Jazz Award, in Amsterdam. A fitting addition to the Marquis Hill Blacktet – before their 2016 European tour – Ross has just recorded his own debut album “Good Vibes,” to be released in August. He will be performing, also, with his newly minted Joel Ross’ Good Vibes ensemble.

 

Joel Ross Good Vibes at Smalls Jazz Club, New York 2017 from Beaver on the Beats on Vimeo.

Feb
15
Sat
Public Tours
Feb 15 @ 1:00 pm
Public Tours

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. At 2:00 p.m., the public tour focuses on the special exhibition or spotlights an area of the permanent collection.

Saturdays and Sundays
Highlights Tour at 1:00 p.m.
Exhibition/Spotlight Tour at 2:00 p.m.

Tours are free with admission.

Public Tours
Feb 15 @ 2:00 pm
Public Tours

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. At 2:00 p.m., the public tour focuses on the special exhibition or spotlights an area of the permanent collection.

Saturdays and Sundays
Highlights Tour at 1:00 p.m.
Exhibition/Spotlight Tour at 2:00 p.m.

Tours are free with admission.

Feb
16
Sun
Public Tours
Feb 16 @ 1:00 pm
Public Tours

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. At 2:00 p.m., the public tour focuses on the special exhibition or spotlights an area of the permanent collection.

Saturdays and Sundays
Highlights Tour at 1:00 p.m.
Exhibition/Spotlight Tour at 2:00 p.m.

Tours are free with admission.

Public Tours
Feb 16 @ 2:00 pm
Public Tours

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. At 2:00 p.m., the public tour focuses on the special exhibition or spotlights an area of the permanent collection.

Saturdays and Sundays
Highlights Tour at 1:00 p.m.
Exhibition/Spotlight Tour at 2:00 p.m.

Tours are free with admission.

Feb
22
Sat
Public Tours
Feb 22 @ 1:00 pm
Public Tours

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. At 2:00 p.m., the public tour focuses on the special exhibition or spotlights an area of the permanent collection.

Saturdays and Sundays
Highlights Tour at 1:00 p.m.
Exhibition/Spotlight Tour at 2:00 p.m.

Tours are free with admission.