PROGRAMS & EVENTS

Dec
15
Sun
Stone Setting 2-Day Workshop
Dec 15 @ 9:30 am – 5:00 pm
Stone Setting 2-Day Workshop

Refresh, reboot and refine your stone setting technique! Learn about the different bezel wires on the market vs sheet metal, how to measure a cabochon for the perfect bezel fit and how to contour & finish the top of the bezel before setting it into place. We will focus on on high domed cabs, unusual or uneven cabs, and sharp edged (triangular/square) cabs. Additionally, we will discuss when prong setting can be your friend and how to successfully solder prongs into place.  This workshop will not focus on finishing one piece of jewelry; rather it will focus on bezel technique, using the torch successfully, and gaining knowledge to go forward and set stones successfully in the future.

Instructor: Kristin Landon
(30 minute lunch break)
Beyond Beginner/Intermediate level

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
Winter Solstice Labyrinth Walk
Dec 21 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Winter Solstice Labyrinth Walk

On the first day of winter, take a break from your holiday shopping with a peaceful afternoon labyrinth walk. Free, donations accepted.

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.

Jan
10
Fri
Artini
Jan 10 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Artini

Unwind on a Friday night sipping an adult beverage and getting in touch with your creative side. In this laid-back workshop students will complete a work of art inspired by Museum exhibitions.

Instructor: Amanda Kamen.
Must be 21 or older to participate.

Register: January 10 | February 14 | March 13

Clay Date
Jan 10 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Clay Date

Mix, mingle, and get a little messy in the Museum’s ceramics studio! Participants will experiment with clay and complete a functional piece of pottery that the Museum will glaze. No experience necessary.

Instructor: Peter Morgan
Must be 21 or older to participate.

Register: January 10 | February 14 | March 13

Jan
11
Sat
Portrait Photography Workshop
Jan 11 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Portrait Photography Workshop

Students will produce images inspired by photographs in Posing Beauty in African American Culture. Lessons on studio lighting, background, props, and posing the model will be taught. Model fee included.

Jan
18
Sat
Quarterly Open Studio and Critique
Jan 18 @ 9:30 am – 12:30 pm
Quarterly Open Studio and Critique

Artists are invited to bring their own painting or drawing projects to work on in a supportive group setting. Gentle guidance will be provided and a group critique will conclude the session. All levels.

Instructor: Roe Murray

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.

Portrait Photography
Monday, January 20 | 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

During the Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service, add your portrait to a wall of photographs of our community. 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. We’d love to include your  portrait. Register to have your photograph taken by Joe McFetridge on  January 20. Participants will receive a digital and print copy once the photographs come off the walls in spring 2020. Free.

Portrait Photography
Jan 20 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
Portrait Photography

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. We’d love to include your  portrait. Register to have your photograph taken by Joe McFetridge on January 20. Participants will receive a digital and print copy once the photographs come off the walls in spring 2020.

Jan
23
Thu
Performance – The Black Iris Project: A Mother’s Rite
Jan 23 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Founded in 2016 by choreographer Jeremy McQueen, The Black Iris Project is a ballet collaborative and education vehicle that creates new, relevant classical and contemporary ballet works that celebrate diversity and Black history. “A Mother’s Rite” is a new ballet about how a mother copes with the loss of her child to a racially-motivated murder.

A powerful 38 minute solo ballet set to Igor Stravinsky’s iconic composition Rite of Spring  that explores one mother’s journey through the stage of grief after being thrust into the spotlight by way of her son’s murder by police.

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
Stone Setting 2-Day Workshop
Jan 25 @ 9:30 am – 5:00 pm
Stone Setting 2-Day Workshop

Refresh, reboot and refine your stone setting technique! Learn about the different bezel wires on the market vs sheet metal, how to measure a cabochon for the perfect bezel fit and how to contour & finish the top of the bezel before setting it into place. We will focus on on high domed cabs, unusual or uneven cabs, and sharp edged (triangular/square) cabs. Additionally, we will discuss when prong setting can be your friend and how to successfully solder prongs into place.  This workshop will not focus on finishing one piece of jewelry; rather it will focus on bezel technique, using the torch successfully, and gaining knowledge to go forward and set stones successfully in the future.

Instructor: Kristin Landon
(30 minute lunch break)
Beyond Beginner/Intermediate level

Jan
26
Sun
Stone Setting 2-Day Workshop
Jan 26 @ 9:30 am – 5:00 pm
Stone Setting 2-Day Workshop

Refresh, reboot and refine your stone setting technique! Learn about the different bezel wires on the market vs sheet metal, how to measure a cabochon for the perfect bezel fit and how to contour & finish the top of the bezel before setting it into place. We will focus on on high domed cabs, unusual or uneven cabs, and sharp edged (triangular/square) cabs. Additionally, we will discuss when prong setting can be your friend and how to successfully solder prongs into place.  This workshop will not focus on finishing one piece of jewelry; rather it will focus on bezel technique, using the torch successfully, and gaining knowledge to go forward and set stones successfully in the future.

Instructor: Kristin Landon
(30 minute lunch break)
Beyond Beginner/Intermediate level

Jan
30
Thu
DelArt Readers: Book Club
Jan 30 @ 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

Feb
6
Thu
Conversations with Women Making a Difference in Delaware
Feb 6 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Join us at the Delaware Art Museum on February 6 for the first in the 2020 series of “Conversations with Women Making a Difference in Delaware.”

Carol Arnott-Robbins, founder of NEWS4Women, will facilitate a panel discussion followed by a Q&A session. Topics will include career highlights, life stories, and hard-earned wisdom from these three influential women. The three February panelists include:

Claudia Peña Porretti – CEO, Girl Scouts of the Chesapeake Bay
Claudia is a seasoned nonprofit leader with more than 20 years of experience. She has always been a strong advocate for children and her work has included supporting Latina girls through a collaboration with Girls, Inc., promoting awareness of English Learners’ education, and advocating for Unaccompanied Children who migrated to Sussex County. While Executive Director at La Esperanza, Claudia launched a Victims Immigration Services program for Latina victims of domestic violence and sexual assault, and created PASA (Prevent Alcohol and Substance Abuse), an evidence-based substance abuse prevention program for Hispanic youth. In 2016, she secured recognition from the U.S. Department of Justice Board of Immigration Appeals for the Latin American Community Center to provide legal immigration services for low-income Hispanic immigrants.

Honored by Delaware Today as a 2013 Women in Business, and a 2015 recipient of Girls Inc.’s Strong, Smart and Bold Award, Claudia currently serves as a trustee for the University of Delaware and Woodlawn Trustees.

Kathy Jennings – Attorney General of Delaware
Kathy joined the Delaware Department of Justice (DOJ) right out of law school, starting her legal career as one of only two women in the Criminal Division. In the years that followed, she prosecuted dozens of domestic violence, sexual assault, and homicide cases – including working with the FBI, New Castle County Police Department, and Delaware State Police to investigate and prosecute a serial killer who tortured and murdered five women.

She went on to serve as both State Prosecutor and Chief Deputy Attorney General, before entering private practice where she represented individuals and companies in criminal, regulatory, and civil matters. In 2011 she returned to the DOJ as State Prosecutor under Attorneys General Beau Biden and Matt Denn. Kathy also served as Chief Administrative Officer of New Castle County under County Executive Matt Meyer, managing personnel and budgetary matters for Delaware’s second-largest public employer. On January 1st, 2019, she was sworn in as Delaware’s 46th Attorney General.

Lossie Freeman – Director of Corporate Partnerships, Zip Code Wilmington
Lossie is responsible for cultivating corporate relationships for the only nonprofit coding school in Delaware and for helping to place Zip Code graduates in paid technology jobs. Previously she served as Special Assistant to Mayor Mike Purzycki for Employment Initiatives for the City of Wilmington.

Her career began on Wall Street at JPMorgan as an Internal Global Consultant where she assisted in the launch of their FX business in Seoul and a joint venture in Tokyo with DKB Bank. She later became a licensed broker-dealer on the JPM Listed Equity Trading Desk, a clerk on the New York Stock Exchange, and as program manager for a technology group. She also worked in the Economic/Political section at the U.S. Consulate in Guangzhou, China and in Washington D.C., as the head of Business Development for a boutique communications consulting firm. Lossie serves on the boards of the Delaware Community Foundation and is a Trustee for Salem Academy & College.

Bring your friends — and bring the men in your life — to this fun and inspirational evening.
The event is jointly sponsored by Blue Blaze AssociatesNEWS4Women, and the Fund for Women.

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
14
Fri
Artini
Feb 14 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Artini

Unwind on a Friday night sipping an adult beverage and getting in touch with your creative side. In this laid-back workshop students will complete a work of art inspired by Museum exhibitions.

Instructor: Amanda Kamen.
Must be 21 or older to participate.

Register: January 10 | February 14 | March 13

Clay Date
Feb 14 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Clay Date

Mix, mingle, and get a little messy in the Museum’s ceramics studio! Participants will experiment with clay and complete a functional piece of pottery that the Museum will glaze. No experience necessary.

Instructor: Peter Morgan
Must be 21 or older to participate.

Register: January 10 | February 14 | March 13

Feb
23
Sun
Inside Look
Feb 23 @ 2:00 pm
Inside Look

Join us for an inside look and in-depth dialogue around Angela Fraleigh’s paintings, led by University of Delaware Art History graduate student Olivia Armandroff.

Feb
27
Thu
DelArt Readers: Book Club
Feb 27 @ 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

Feb
28
Fri
Inside Look
Feb 28 @ 12:00 pm
Inside Look

Join us for an inside look and in-depth dialogue around Angela Fraleigh’s paintings, led by University of Delaware Art History graduate student Olivia Armandroff.

Mar
7
Sat
Solarplate Etching (2-day workshop)
Mar 7 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Solarplate Etching (2-day workshop)

Make beautifully detailed etchings without using harmful chemicals! Solarplates are light-sensitized steel plates that are a simple, safe and fast alternative to traditional etchings with acids and solvents. Using a light box and soy based inks students will explore making using painterly styles and photographic transparencies. Basic printmaking lessons in tearing paper, registering paper, mixing colors, and using the press will be covered.  All materials in this class are non-toxic. Supplies included.

(30-minute lunch break)
Instructor: Caroline Coolidge Brown

Beautiful Bowls Workshop
Mar 7 @ 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Beautiful Bowls Workshop

Students will spend a relaxed afternoon using a mold and coils to create unique and functional bowls. The Museum will glaze each piece to pick up later. (Beginner/Beyond Beginner)

Instructor: Carole Fox

Mar
8
Sun
Solarplate Etching (2-day workshop)
Mar 8 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Solarplate Etching (2-day workshop)

Make beautifully detailed etchings without using harmful chemicals! Solarplates are light-sensitized steel plates that are a simple, safe and fast alternative to traditional etchings with acids and solvents. Using a light box and soy based inks students will explore making using painterly styles and photographic transparencies. Basic printmaking lessons in tearing paper, registering paper, mixing colors, and using the press will be covered.  All materials in this class are non-toxic. Supplies included.

(30-minute lunch break)
Instructor: Caroline Coolidge Brown

Mar
12
Thu
Performance: Pyxis Piano Quartet – Continental Bridges
Mar 12 @ 7:30 pm
Performance: Pyxis Piano Quartet - Continental Bridges @ Delaware Art Museum

With the Museum’s beautiful Chihuly Bridge overhead, Pyxis turns to music that spans time and geography and links composers to their homeland. Joaquín Turina’s Piano Trio is filled with the fire of Spain, and Zoltán Kodály’s Intermezzo draws on his beloved Hungarian folk tunes. The evening’s major work is Dvořák’s justly famous and masterful Piano Quartet in E-Flat Major.

At 7:30 p.m., a Museum curator will present a 15-minute pre-concert talk. You are also welcome to arrive early for dinner and light fare in the Museum’s Thronson Café. The concert begin at 8:00 and will feature complimentary desserts and coffee at intermission.

Season tickets are $90 for Museum Members, $105 for Non-Members, and $75 for students with a valid ID.
Individual tickets are $30 for Museum Members, $35 for Non-Members, and $25 for students.

About Pyxis Piano Quartet

Pyxis Piano Quartet performs chamber concerts that include works from the sonata, duo, and trio repertoire as well as traditional and contemporary masterpieces for piano quartet.

Compelling, engaging and informative, the vibrant performances of Pyxis Piano Quartet have become increasingly sought after in the mid-Atlantic region. The Philadelphia Inquirer has described Pyxis as “excellent,” and Christine Facciolo (deartsinfo.com) stated in a recent review “balance, ensemble, superb intonation and sensitive interpretation characterized this performance.”

Learn more.

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.

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

Learn more.

Mar
13
Fri
Artini
Mar 13 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Artini

Unwind on a Friday night sipping an adult beverage and getting in touch with your creative side. In this laid-back workshop students will complete a work of art inspired by Museum exhibitions.

Instructor: Amanda Kamen.
Must be 21 or older to participate.

Register: January 10 | February 14 | March 13

Clay Date
Mar 13 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Clay Date

Mix, mingle, and get a little messy in the Museum’s ceramics studio! Participants will experiment with clay and complete a functional piece of pottery that the Museum will glaze. No experience necessary.

Instructor: Peter Morgan
Must be 21 or older to participate.

Register: January 10 | February 14 | March 13

Mar
14
Sat
Abstract and Expressionistic Painting Techniques
Mar 14 @ 9:30 am – 3:30 pm
Abstract and Expressionistic Painting Techniques

Learn a variety of techniques using mark making and color application to explore the concepts behind non-representational painting. All levels.

(30-minute lunch break)
Instructor: Eo Omwake

Cold Porcelain Workshop
Mar 14 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Cold Porcelain Workshop

Make your own lifelike flowers out of nontoxic materials that look like porcelain when dried. All levels.

(30-minute lunch break)
Instructor: Angela Fraleigh

Mar
26
Thu
DelArt Readers: Book Club
Mar 26 @ 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

Apr
3
Fri
Step Afrika! | Drumfolk
Apr 3 @ 8:00 pm

Back by Popular demand, Step Afrika! returns to Wilmington with its blend of the percussive tradition of stepping with African and contemporary dance. The Company’s newest creation, Drumfolk, inspired by the Stono Rebellion of 1739, explores this little-known event in American history that forever transformed African-American life and culture. When Africans lost the right to use their drums, their rhythms found their way into the body of the people, the Drumfolk. New percussive forms took root leading to the development of some of our country’s most distinct performance traditions like the ring shout, tap, and stepping.

 Delaware Division of the Arts  

Apr
30
Thu
DelArt Readers: Book Club
Apr 30 @ 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

Performance: Pyxis Piano Quartet – Epic Divas
Apr 30 @ 7:30 pm
Performance: Pyxis Piano Quartet - Epic Divas @ Delaware Art Museum

Inspired by the storied careers of painter Margo Allman and sculptor Helen Mason—whose work will be on view in the Museum—Pyxis will present a vibrant program of works that includes Australian composer Matthew Hindson’s aptly titled 2012 piano quartet Epic Diva!

At 7:30 p.m., a Museum curator will present a 15-minute pre-concert talk. You are also welcome to arrive early for dinner and light fare in the Museum’s Thronson Café. The concert begin at 8:00 and will feature complimentary desserts and coffee at intermission.

Season tickets are $90 for Museum Members, $105 for Non-Members, and $75 for students with a valid ID.
Individual tickets are $30 for Museum Members, $35 for Non-Members, and $25 for students.

About Pyxis Piano Quartet

Pyxis Piano Quartet performs chamber concerts that include works from the sonata, duo, and trio repertoire as well as traditional and contemporary masterpieces for piano quartet.

Compelling, engaging and informative, the vibrant performances of Pyxis Piano Quartet have become increasingly sought after in the mid-Atlantic region. The Philadelphia Inquirer has described Pyxis as “excellent,” and Christine Facciolo (deartsinfo.com) stated in a recent review “balance, ensemble, superb intonation and sensitive interpretation characterized this performance.”

Learn more.

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.

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

Learn more.

May
28
Thu
DelArt Readers: Book Club
May 28 @ 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

Jun
25
Thu
DelArt Readers: Book Club
Jun 25 @ 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

Jul
30
Thu
DelArt Readers: Book Club
Jul 30 @ 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

Aug
27
Thu
DelArt Readers: Book Club
Aug 27 @ 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

Sep
24
Thu
DelArt Readers: Book Club
Sep 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
29
Thu
DelArt Readers: Book Club
Oct 29 @ 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

Nov
19
Thu
DelArt Readers: Book Club
Nov 19 @ 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