PROGRAMS & EVENTS

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.

October 24, 2019


Becoming

by Michelle Obama

Amazon.com

November 21, 2019


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

by Sebastian Smee (Non-Fiction)

Amazon.com

December, 2019


No meeting

January 30, 2020


The Greater Journey: Americans in Paris

by David McCullough (Non-Fiction)

Goodreads.com

February 27, 2020


Circe

by Madeline Miller (Fiction)

Goodreads.com

March 26, 2020


The Cave Painters: Probing the Mysteries of the World’s First Artists

by Gregory Curtis (Non-Fiction)

Goodreads.com

April 30, 2020


A Piece of the World

by Christina Baker Kline (Fiction)

Goodreads.com

May 28, 2020


What Are You Looking At?: The Surprising, Shocking, and Sometimes Strange Story of 150 Years of Modern Art

by Will Gompertz (Non-Fiction)

Goodreads.com

June 25, 2020


In Sunlight or In Shadow: Stories Inspired by the Paintings of Edward Hopper

edited by Lawrence Block (Fiction)

Goodreads.com

July 30, 2020


A Month in the Country

by J.L. Carr (Fiction)

Goodreads.com

August 27, 2020


The Birth of Venus

by Sarah Dunant (Fiction)

Goodreads.com

September 24, 2020


The Lady in Gold: The Extraordinary Tale of Gustav Klimt’s Masterpiece, Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer

by Anne-Marie O’Connor (Non-Fiction)

Goodreads.com

October 29, 2020


The Mabinogion

edited by Lady Charlotte Guest (Fiction)

Amazon.com

November 19, 2020


Clara and Mr. Tiffany

by Susan Vreeland (Fiction)

Goodreads.com

December, 2020


No meeting

Oct
25
Fri
Glory of Stories
Oct 25 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Glory of Stories

Glory of Stories introduces young visitors to art and the Museum through a story reading followed by an interactive tour of relevant works of art and a studio art project. This program encourages learning through discovery, exploration, and hands-on experiences. Ages 2 and up.

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

Oct 18 Where the Wild Things Are Maurice Sendak
Oct 25* Ghosts in the House! Kazuno Kohara
Nov 1 The Little Yellow Leaf Carin Berger
Nov 8 Zin! Zin! Zin! A Violin Marjorie Priceman
Nov 15 Babar’s Museum of Art Laurent De Brunhoff
Nov 22 Thank You, Omu Oge Mora
Nov 29 The Princess Knight Cornelia Funke
Dec 6 Not a Box Antoinette Portis
Dec 13 Art and Max David Wiesner
Dec 20 Journey Aaron Becker
Dec 27 Regina’s Big Mistake Marissa Moss

2020

Jan 3 The Snowy Day Ezra Jack Keats
Jan 10 Last Stop on Market Street Matt De La Peña and Christian Robinson
Jan 17 Angelina Ice Skates Katherine Holabird
Jan 24 Dragon Dancing Pierr Morgan
Jan 31 Before Morning Joyce Sidman
Feb 7 Ada Twist, Scientist Andrea Beaty
Feb 14 Shape of My Heart Mark Sperring
Feb 21 I want my hat back Jon Klassen
Feb 28 Black? White! Day? Night! Laura Vaccaro Seeger

*Special Halloween Edition: Costumes encouraged! Enjoy a spooky story, a ghostly peek at art, and witchy art making with your grownup. Please, no weapons or large props in the Museum.

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
Glory of Stories
Nov 1 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Glory of Stories

Glory of Stories introduces young visitors to art and the Museum through a story reading followed by an interactive tour of relevant works of art and a studio art project. This program encourages learning through discovery, exploration, and hands-on experiences. Ages 2 and up.

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

Oct 18 Where the Wild Things Are Maurice Sendak
Oct 25* Ghosts in the House! Kazuno Kohara
Nov 1 The Little Yellow Leaf Carin Berger
Nov 8 Zin! Zin! Zin! A Violin Marjorie Priceman
Nov 15 Babar’s Museum of Art Laurent De Brunhoff
Nov 22 Thank You, Omu Oge Mora
Nov 29 The Princess Knight Cornelia Funke
Dec 6 Not a Box Antoinette Portis
Dec 13 Art and Max David Wiesner
Dec 20 Journey Aaron Becker
Dec 27 Regina’s Big Mistake Marissa Moss

2020

Jan 3 The Snowy Day Ezra Jack Keats
Jan 10 Last Stop on Market Street Matt De La Peña and Christian Robinson
Jan 17 Angelina Ice Skates Katherine Holabird
Jan 24 Dragon Dancing Pierr Morgan
Jan 31 Before Morning Joyce Sidman
Feb 7 Ada Twist, Scientist Andrea Beaty
Feb 14 Shape of My Heart Mark Sperring
Feb 21 I want my hat back Jon Klassen
Feb 28 Black? White! Day? Night! Laura Vaccaro Seeger

*Special Halloween Edition: Costumes encouraged! Enjoy a spooky story, a ghostly peek at art, and witchy art making with your grownup. Please, no weapons or large props in the Museum.

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
8
Fri
Glory of Stories
Nov 8 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Glory of Stories

Glory of Stories introduces young visitors to art and the Museum through a story reading followed by an interactive tour of relevant works of art and a studio art project. This program encourages learning through discovery, exploration, and hands-on experiences. Ages 2 and up.

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

Oct 18 Where the Wild Things Are Maurice Sendak
Oct 25* Ghosts in the House! Kazuno Kohara
Nov 1 The Little Yellow Leaf Carin Berger
Nov 8 Zin! Zin! Zin! A Violin Marjorie Priceman
Nov 15 Babar’s Museum of Art Laurent De Brunhoff
Nov 22 Thank You, Omu Oge Mora
Nov 29 The Princess Knight Cornelia Funke
Dec 6 Not a Box Antoinette Portis
Dec 13 Art and Max David Wiesner
Dec 20 Journey Aaron Becker
Dec 27 Regina’s Big Mistake Marissa Moss

2020

Jan 3 The Snowy Day Ezra Jack Keats
Jan 10 Last Stop on Market Street Matt De La Peña and Christian Robinson
Jan 17 Angelina Ice Skates Katherine Holabird
Jan 24 Dragon Dancing Pierr Morgan
Jan 31 Before Morning Joyce Sidman
Feb 7 Ada Twist, Scientist Andrea Beaty
Feb 14 Shape of My Heart Mark Sperring
Feb 21 I want my hat back Jon Klassen
Feb 28 Black? White! Day? Night! Laura Vaccaro Seeger

*Special Halloween Edition: Costumes encouraged! Enjoy a spooky story, a ghostly peek at art, and witchy art making with your grownup. Please, no weapons or large props in the Museum.

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
Family 2nd Sundays
Nov 10 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Drop-in on second Sundays for a full day of programs designed for families. Additional programming and performances on select 2nd Sundays.

10:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Ages 0–2 and their grownups.
Art Museum BabiesJoin us for circle time with songs, sensory play, and a baby-friendly visit with a special work of art.

10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Young Artist Storytime – Begin with a story reading in Kids’ Corner followed by an interactive tour through two galleries and creating a work of art. Ages 2–6 and their grownups.

11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. All families.
Lunch Bunch Drop into the café for lunch to meet other Museum families. Enjoy kid-friendly food options, and a shared table reserved just for families. Food available for purchase.

Noon – 3:00 p.m. Ages 6+ and their grownups.
Sunday Studio – Create art together and learn about new materials and techniques from a professional teaching artist.

Family 2nd Sunday presents Chinese New Year Celebration: Year of the Rat

Sunday, February 9
10:00 a.m. Art Museum Babies. Ages 0–2.
11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Chinese New Year–inspired Art Activities.
11:30 a.m. Lion Dance and Folk Dance Troupes Perform.
12:00 p.m. and 2:00 p.m. Chinese Calligraphy and Dough Figuring.
1:30 p.m. Demonstration by CACC Yo-Yo Club followed by Feature Performance.

Family 2nd Sundays are sponsored by the Museum Council.
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
15
Fri
Glory of Stories
Nov 15 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Glory of Stories

Glory of Stories introduces young visitors to art and the Museum through a story reading followed by an interactive tour of relevant works of art and a studio art project. This program encourages learning through discovery, exploration, and hands-on experiences. Ages 2 and up.

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

Oct 18 Where the Wild Things Are Maurice Sendak
Oct 25* Ghosts in the House! Kazuno Kohara
Nov 1 The Little Yellow Leaf Carin Berger
Nov 8 Zin! Zin! Zin! A Violin Marjorie Priceman
Nov 15 Babar’s Museum of Art Laurent De Brunhoff
Nov 22 Thank You, Omu Oge Mora
Nov 29 The Princess Knight Cornelia Funke
Dec 6 Not a Box Antoinette Portis
Dec 13 Art and Max David Wiesner
Dec 20 Journey Aaron Becker
Dec 27 Regina’s Big Mistake Marissa Moss

2020

Jan 3 The Snowy Day Ezra Jack Keats
Jan 10 Last Stop on Market Street Matt De La Peña and Christian Robinson
Jan 17 Angelina Ice Skates Katherine Holabird
Jan 24 Dragon Dancing Pierr Morgan
Jan 31 Before Morning Joyce Sidman
Feb 7 Ada Twist, Scientist Andrea Beaty
Feb 14 Shape of My Heart Mark Sperring
Feb 21 I want my hat back Jon Klassen
Feb 28 Black? White! Day? Night! Laura Vaccaro Seeger

*Special Halloween Edition: Costumes encouraged! Enjoy a spooky story, a ghostly peek at art, and witchy art making with your grownup. Please, no weapons or large props in the Museum.

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

Join us to celebrate successful female leaders in the arts! This event will include art creation, portrait sketching and photography, 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.

This program is presented in partnership with YWCA Delaware, One Village Alliance, Girls Inc. of Delaware, and University of Delaware. This program is partially funded by a grant from the Delaware Humanities, a state program of the National Endowment for the Humanities. Additional support was provided, in part, by Delmarva Power and a grant from the Delaware Division of the Arts, a state agency, in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts. The Division promotes Delaware arts events on www.DelawareScene.com.