PROGRAMS & EVENTS

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

The Museum is closed on Thursday evenings through March. The DelArt Readers will meet in the Museum’s Studio Lobby located in the adjoining building. To access the Studio, enter through the door marked with a large orange banner that says “Studio Wing” by pressing the buzzer. Door is located next to the large sculpture Crying Giant by Tom Otterness.

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.

The Museum Store will carry many of the titles in this year’s DelArt Readers lineup, as indicated below. The store will have the titles available approximately a month before they will be discussed by the group. If you’d like to pre-order a copy, stop by the store and let us know!

February 27, 2020


Circe

by Madeline Miller (Fiction)

Available for purchase in the Museum Store.

indiebound.org

March 26, 2020


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

by Gregory Curtis (Non-Fiction)

indiebound.org

April 30, 2020


A Piece of the World

by Christina Baker Kline (Fiction)

Available for purchase in the Museum Store.

indiebound.org

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)

indiebound.org

June 25, 2020


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

edited by Lawrence Block (Fiction)

Available for purchase in the Museum Store.

indiebound.org

July 30, 2020


A Month in the Country

by J.L. Carr (Fiction)

Available for purchase in the Museum Store.

indiebound.org

August 27, 2020


The Birth of Venus

by Sarah Dunant (Fiction)

Available for purchase in the Museum Store.

indiebound.org

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)

Available for purchase in the Museum Store.

indiebound.org

October 29, 2020


The Mabinogion

edited by Lady Charlotte Guest (Fiction)

indiebound.org

November 19, 2020


Clara and Mr. Tiffany

by Susan Vreeland (Fiction)

Available for purchase in the Museum Store.

indiebound.org

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
1
Sun
Julio daCunha: Modernizing Myths Gallery Talk
Mar 1 @ 2:00 pm
Julio daCunha: Modernizing Myths Gallery Talk

Join University of Delaware graduate student Olivia Armandroff to discuss the work of master artist and former UD Fine Art chair Julio daCunha.

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
Well-Read Black Girl Book Club
Mar 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, One Village Alliance and Brevity Bookspace to bring a chapter of this hugely popular book club to the Delaware Art Museum. Chandra Pitts of One Village Alliance and Saliym Cooper of Brevity Bookspace will be facilitating these amazing bookish adventures. 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 on the second Thursday of the month from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. 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, March 12
Making Our Way Home: The Great Migration and the Black American Dream by Blair Imani
indiebound.org

Thursday, April 9
A Phoenix Must First Burn, edited by Patrice Caldwell
indiebound.org

Thursday, May 14
When You Were Everything by Ashley Woodfolk
indiebound.org

Thursday, June 11
You Should See Me in a Crown by Leah Johnson
indiebound.org

Partners

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

Mar
15
Sun
Healing through the Arts: Slow Art Tour and Zentangles©
Mar 15 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Healing through the Arts: Slow Art Tour and Zentangles©

Art as therapy can reduce stress and improve mental health for those who experience illness or trauma. Slow down to unlock your creativity with deep looking, human connection, and meditative drawing exercises.

Healing through the Arts is sponsored by Museum Council and the Laffey McHugh Foundation.

Mar
20
Fri
Spring Equinox Labyrinth Walk
Mar 20 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Spring Equinox Labyrinth Walk

Slow down, settle your mind, and step into the quietude of the Museum’s Labyrinth in the Anthony N. Fusco Reservoir. Although the Labyrinth walk is free, donations are accepted for maintenance of the Museum’s Labyrinth.

Mar
21
Sat
Layered Abstraction: Margo Allman & Helen Mason Members Preview
Mar 21 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Layered Abstraction: Margo Allman & Helen Mason Members Preview

Join us for classical music, savory appetizers, and cocktails as we celebrate two pioneering artists of the Brandywine Valley: Margo Allman and Helen Mason. For more than 50 years, these two artists have explored the infinite possibilities of abstract art while challenging traditional expectations.

Members and their guests only. RSVP by March 14 to events@delart.org or 302.351.8506.

The Museum will be open to the public until 4:00 p.m. the day of the event. To allow for adequate preparation, we kindly ask our guests to refrain from arriving prior to the event’s start time.

About the Exhibition

On view March 21 – September 6, 2020, the exhibition includes Helen Mason’s jewelry forms from the 1970s through today, selections from her 1988 Delaware Art Museum exhibition, Form and Spirit, painting and ceramics dating back to the 1970s, and her recent sculptures in found rubber. Margo Allman’s works of art include her avant garde prints; sculptures in marble and wood, concrete, and synthetic fiber; her signature ovoidal paintings; and her most recent graphic drawings and paintings.

Layered Abstraction: Margo Allman & Helen Mason was organized by the Delaware Art Museum. This exhibition is made possible by the Emily du Pont Memorial Exhibition Fund.

Mar
26
Thu
DelArt Readers: Book Club
Mar 26 @ 6:00 pm

The Museum is closed on Thursday evenings through March. The DelArt Readers will meet in the Museum’s Studio Lobby located in the adjoining building. To access the Studio, enter through the door marked with a large orange banner that says “Studio Wing” by pressing the buzzer. Door is located next to the large sculpture Crying Giant by Tom Otterness.

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.

The Museum Store will carry many of the titles in this year’s DelArt Readers lineup, as indicated below. The store will have the titles available approximately a month before they will be discussed by the group. If you’d like to pre-order a copy, stop by the store and let us know!

February 27, 2020


Circe

by Madeline Miller (Fiction)

Available for purchase in the Museum Store.

indiebound.org

March 26, 2020


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

by Gregory Curtis (Non-Fiction)

indiebound.org

April 30, 2020


A Piece of the World

by Christina Baker Kline (Fiction)

Available for purchase in the Museum Store.

indiebound.org

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)

indiebound.org

June 25, 2020


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

edited by Lawrence Block (Fiction)

Available for purchase in the Museum Store.

indiebound.org

July 30, 2020


A Month in the Country

by J.L. Carr (Fiction)

Available for purchase in the Museum Store.

indiebound.org

August 27, 2020


The Birth of Venus

by Sarah Dunant (Fiction)

Available for purchase in the Museum Store.

indiebound.org

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)

Available for purchase in the Museum Store.

indiebound.org

October 29, 2020


The Mabinogion

edited by Lady Charlotte Guest (Fiction)

indiebound.org

November 19, 2020


Clara and Mr. Tiffany

by Susan Vreeland (Fiction)

Available for purchase in the Museum Store.

indiebound.org

December, 2020


No meeting

Mar
29
Sun
Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon: Women Artists
Mar 29 @ 1:30 pm – 4:00 pm
Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon: Women Artists

Improve Wikipedia articles about women artists in honor of Women’s History Month and the special exhibition. No experience necessary; bring your laptop and motivation to combat gender bias.

Apr
2
Thu
Welcome Back Happy Hour with Step Afrika!
Apr 2 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Welcome Back Happy Hour with Step Afrika!

Free Thursday evening hours are back! Come enjoy a drink and see pop-up performances by Step Afrika!. Visit the first floor galleries before they are reinstalled and learn about upcoming exhibitions and programs. This event is indoors.

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
9
Thu
Well-Read Black Girl Book Club
Apr 9 @ 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, One Village Alliance and Brevity Bookspace to bring a chapter of this hugely popular book club to the Delaware Art Museum. Chandra Pitts of One Village Alliance and Saliym Cooper of Brevity Bookspace will be facilitating these amazing bookish adventures. 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 on the second Thursday of the month from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. 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, March 12
Making Our Way Home: The Great Migration and the Black American Dream by Blair Imani
indiebound.org

Thursday, April 9
A Phoenix Must First Burn, edited by Patrice Caldwell
indiebound.org

Thursday, May 14
When You Were Everything by Ashley Woodfolk
indiebound.org

Thursday, June 11
You Should See Me in a Crown by Leah Johnson
indiebound.org

Partners

Apr
16
Thu
Museum Guide Open House
Apr 16 @ 5:30 pm
Museum Guide Open House

Looking for a way to give back in your community? Hoping to inspire children with a love for art? Seeking new friendships with others who share a passion for learning?

Meet the incredible volunteer guides who lead tours of the Museum, and learn how they serve the public. Find out about the Museum’s in-depth Guide training program, which combines learning about art and teaching. Application information will be available.

Become a Museum Guide at the Delaware Art Museum!

Our creative, knowledgeable, and passionate Museum Guides are highly trained volunteers who share their love for art with Museum visitors. The training class will focus on engaging children, students, and adults with the Museum’s richly diverse art collections. Guides have special access to in-depth learning opportunities at the Museum, and they form strong bonds with their collegial and collaborative group of fellow Guides.

Museum Guide Training will be held on Tuesdays beginning in September. Museum Guides are required to give a minimum of two years’ service leading tours, after their training is complete. Tours are assigned around guides’ individual schedules, but the majority of tours take place on weekday mornings throughout the year. For details, contact awiggins@delart.org.

 

Apr
17
Fri
Inside Look
Apr 17 @ 12:00 pm
Inside Look

Join us for an inside look at our new acquisition Parade de Paysans, by Loпs Mailou Jones, led by University of Delaware Art History graduate student Kristin Nassif. Free with admission.

Apr
19
Sun
Healing through the Arts: Slow Art Tour and Zentangles©
Apr 19 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Healing through the Arts: Slow Art Tour and Zentangles©

Art as therapy can reduce stress and improve mental health for those who experience illness or trauma. Slow down to unlock your creativity with deep looking, human connection, and meditative drawing exercises.

Healing through the Arts is sponsored by Museum Council and the Laffey McHugh Foundation.

Inside Look
Apr 19 @ 2:00 pm
Inside Look

Join us for an inside look at our new acquisition Parade de Paysans, by Loпs Mailou Jones, led by University of Delaware Art History graduate student Kristin Nassif. Free with admission.

Apr
23
Thu
Conversations with Women Making a Difference
Apr 23 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Conversations with Women Making a Difference

Join us for a panel discussion and Q&A session with several influential women. Topics will include career highlights, life stories, and hard-earned wisdom.

List of panelists coming soon!

Apr
26
Sun
Artist Talk: Margo Allman
Apr 26 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Artist Talk: Margo Allman

Join artist Margo Allman for a Gallery Talk in the special exhibition Layered Abstraction: Margo Allman & Helen Mason.

Apr
30
Thu
DelArt Readers: Book Club
Apr 30 @ 6:00 pm

The Museum is closed on Thursday evenings through March. The DelArt Readers will meet in the Museum’s Studio Lobby located in the adjoining building. To access the Studio, enter through the door marked with a large orange banner that says “Studio Wing” by pressing the buzzer. Door is located next to the large sculpture Crying Giant by Tom Otterness.

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.

The Museum Store will carry many of the titles in this year’s DelArt Readers lineup, as indicated below. The store will have the titles available approximately a month before they will be discussed by the group. If you’d like to pre-order a copy, stop by the store and let us know!

February 27, 2020


Circe

by Madeline Miller (Fiction)

Available for purchase in the Museum Store.

indiebound.org

March 26, 2020


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

by Gregory Curtis (Non-Fiction)

indiebound.org

April 30, 2020


A Piece of the World

by Christina Baker Kline (Fiction)

Available for purchase in the Museum Store.

indiebound.org

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)

indiebound.org

June 25, 2020


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

edited by Lawrence Block (Fiction)

Available for purchase in the Museum Store.

indiebound.org

July 30, 2020


A Month in the Country

by J.L. Carr (Fiction)

Available for purchase in the Museum Store.

indiebound.org

August 27, 2020


The Birth of Venus

by Sarah Dunant (Fiction)

Available for purchase in the Museum Store.

indiebound.org

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)

Available for purchase in the Museum Store.

indiebound.org

October 29, 2020


The Mabinogion

edited by Lady Charlotte Guest (Fiction)

indiebound.org

November 19, 2020


Clara and Mr. Tiffany

by Susan Vreeland (Fiction)

Available for purchase in the Museum Store.

indiebound.org

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
2
Sat
World Labyrinth Day
May 2 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
World Labyrinth Day

World Labyrinth Day is celebrated around the world on the first Saturday in May. It is a day designated to bring people together in celebration of the labyrinth as a symbol for healing and peace. Join us as we “Walk as One at 1!”

May
14
Thu
Annual Members Meeting
May 14 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Annual Members Meeting

Members are invited to a presentation about the state of the Museum. RSVP to Marie Cordivano at mcordivano@delart.org or 302.351.8572 by May 7.

Well-Read Black Girl Book Club
May 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, One Village Alliance and Brevity Bookspace to bring a chapter of this hugely popular book club to the Delaware Art Museum. Chandra Pitts of One Village Alliance and Saliym Cooper of Brevity Bookspace will be facilitating these amazing bookish adventures. 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 on the second Thursday of the month from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. 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, March 12
Making Our Way Home: The Great Migration and the Black American Dream by Blair Imani
indiebound.org

Thursday, April 9
A Phoenix Must First Burn, edited by Patrice Caldwell
indiebound.org

Thursday, May 14
When You Were Everything by Ashley Woodfolk
indiebound.org

Thursday, June 11
You Should See Me in a Crown by Leah Johnson
indiebound.org

Partners

May
17
Sun
Artist Talk: Helen Mason
May 17 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Artist Talk: Helen Mason

Join artist Helen Mason for a Gallery Talk in the special exhibition Layered Abstraction: Margo Allman & Helen Mason.

Healing through the Arts: Slow Art Tour and Zentangles©
May 17 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Healing through the Arts: Slow Art Tour and Zentangles©

Art as therapy can reduce stress and improve mental health for those who experience illness or trauma. Slow down to unlock your creativity with deep looking, human connection, and meditative drawing exercises.

Healing through the Arts is sponsored by Museum Council and the Laffey McHugh Foundation.

May
28
Thu
DelArt Readers: Book Club
May 28 @ 6:00 pm

The Museum is closed on Thursday evenings through March. The DelArt Readers will meet in the Museum’s Studio Lobby located in the adjoining building. To access the Studio, enter through the door marked with a large orange banner that says “Studio Wing” by pressing the buzzer. Door is located next to the large sculpture Crying Giant by Tom Otterness.

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.

The Museum Store will carry many of the titles in this year’s DelArt Readers lineup, as indicated below. The store will have the titles available approximately a month before they will be discussed by the group. If you’d like to pre-order a copy, stop by the store and let us know!

February 27, 2020


Circe

by Madeline Miller (Fiction)

Available for purchase in the Museum Store.

indiebound.org

March 26, 2020


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

by Gregory Curtis (Non-Fiction)

indiebound.org

April 30, 2020


A Piece of the World

by Christina Baker Kline (Fiction)

Available for purchase in the Museum Store.

indiebound.org

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)

indiebound.org

June 25, 2020


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

edited by Lawrence Block (Fiction)

Available for purchase in the Museum Store.

indiebound.org

July 30, 2020


A Month in the Country

by J.L. Carr (Fiction)

Available for purchase in the Museum Store.

indiebound.org

August 27, 2020


The Birth of Venus

by Sarah Dunant (Fiction)

Available for purchase in the Museum Store.

indiebound.org

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)

Available for purchase in the Museum Store.

indiebound.org

October 29, 2020


The Mabinogion

edited by Lady Charlotte Guest (Fiction)

indiebound.org

November 19, 2020


Clara and Mr. Tiffany

by Susan Vreeland (Fiction)

Available for purchase in the Museum Store.

indiebound.org

December, 2020


No meeting

Jun
11
Thu
Well-Read Black Girl Book Club
Jun 11 @ 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, One Village Alliance and Brevity Bookspace to bring a chapter of this hugely popular book club to the Delaware Art Museum. Chandra Pitts of One Village Alliance and Saliym Cooper of Brevity Bookspace will be facilitating these amazing bookish adventures. 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 on the second Thursday of the month from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. 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, March 12
Making Our Way Home: The Great Migration and the Black American Dream by Blair Imani
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Thursday, April 9
A Phoenix Must First Burn, edited by Patrice Caldwell
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Thursday, May 14
When You Were Everything by Ashley Woodfolk
indiebound.org

Thursday, June 11
You Should See Me in a Crown by Leah Johnson
indiebound.org

Partners

Jun
25
Thu
DelArt Readers: Book Club
Jun 25 @ 6:00 pm

The Museum is closed on Thursday evenings through March. The DelArt Readers will meet in the Museum’s Studio Lobby located in the adjoining building. To access the Studio, enter through the door marked with a large orange banner that says “Studio Wing” by pressing the buzzer. Door is located next to the large sculpture Crying Giant by Tom Otterness.

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.

The Museum Store will carry many of the titles in this year’s DelArt Readers lineup, as indicated below. The store will have the titles available approximately a month before they will be discussed by the group. If you’d like to pre-order a copy, stop by the store and let us know!

February 27, 2020


Circe

by Madeline Miller (Fiction)

Available for purchase in the Museum Store.

indiebound.org

March 26, 2020


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

by Gregory Curtis (Non-Fiction)

indiebound.org

April 30, 2020


A Piece of the World

by Christina Baker Kline (Fiction)

Available for purchase in the Museum Store.

indiebound.org

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)

indiebound.org

June 25, 2020


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

edited by Lawrence Block (Fiction)

Available for purchase in the Museum Store.

indiebound.org

July 30, 2020


A Month in the Country

by J.L. Carr (Fiction)

Available for purchase in the Museum Store.

indiebound.org

August 27, 2020


The Birth of Venus

by Sarah Dunant (Fiction)

Available for purchase in the Museum Store.

indiebound.org

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)

Available for purchase in the Museum Store.

indiebound.org

October 29, 2020


The Mabinogion

edited by Lady Charlotte Guest (Fiction)

indiebound.org

November 19, 2020


Clara and Mr. Tiffany

by Susan Vreeland (Fiction)

Available for purchase in the Museum Store.

indiebound.org

December, 2020


No meeting

Jul
30
Thu
DelArt Readers: Book Club
Jul 30 @ 6:00 pm

The Museum is closed on Thursday evenings through March. The DelArt Readers will meet in the Museum’s Studio Lobby located in the adjoining building. To access the Studio, enter through the door marked with a large orange banner that says “Studio Wing” by pressing the buzzer. Door is located next to the large sculpture Crying Giant by Tom Otterness.

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.

The Museum Store will carry many of the titles in this year’s DelArt Readers lineup, as indicated below. The store will have the titles available approximately a month before they will be discussed by the group. If you’d like to pre-order a copy, stop by the store and let us know!

February 27, 2020


Circe

by Madeline Miller (Fiction)

Available for purchase in the Museum Store.

indiebound.org

March 26, 2020


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

by Gregory Curtis (Non-Fiction)

indiebound.org

April 30, 2020


A Piece of the World

by Christina Baker Kline (Fiction)

Available for purchase in the Museum Store.

indiebound.org

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)

indiebound.org

June 25, 2020


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

edited by Lawrence Block (Fiction)

Available for purchase in the Museum Store.

indiebound.org

July 30, 2020


A Month in the Country

by J.L. Carr (Fiction)

Available for purchase in the Museum Store.

indiebound.org

August 27, 2020


The Birth of Venus

by Sarah Dunant (Fiction)

Available for purchase in the Museum Store.

indiebound.org

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)

Available for purchase in the Museum Store.

indiebound.org

October 29, 2020


The Mabinogion

edited by Lady Charlotte Guest (Fiction)

indiebound.org

November 19, 2020


Clara and Mr. Tiffany

by Susan Vreeland (Fiction)

Available for purchase in the Museum Store.

indiebound.org

December, 2020


No meeting

Aug
27
Thu
DelArt Readers: Book Club
Aug 27 @ 6:00 pm

The Museum is closed on Thursday evenings through March. The DelArt Readers will meet in the Museum’s Studio Lobby located in the adjoining building. To access the Studio, enter through the door marked with a large orange banner that says “Studio Wing” by pressing the buzzer. Door is located next to the large sculpture Crying Giant by Tom Otterness.

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.

The Museum Store will carry many of the titles in this year’s DelArt Readers lineup, as indicated below. The store will have the titles available approximately a month before they will be discussed by the group. If you’d like to pre-order a copy, stop by the store and let us know!

February 27, 2020


Circe

by Madeline Miller (Fiction)

Available for purchase in the Museum Store.

indiebound.org

March 26, 2020


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

by Gregory Curtis (Non-Fiction)

indiebound.org

April 30, 2020


A Piece of the World

by Christina Baker Kline (Fiction)

Available for purchase in the Museum Store.

indiebound.org

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)

indiebound.org

June 25, 2020


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

edited by Lawrence Block (Fiction)

Available for purchase in the Museum Store.

indiebound.org

July 30, 2020


A Month in the Country

by J.L. Carr (Fiction)

Available for purchase in the Museum Store.

indiebound.org

August 27, 2020


The Birth of Venus

by Sarah Dunant (Fiction)

Available for purchase in the Museum Store.

indiebound.org

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)

Available for purchase in the Museum Store.

indiebound.org

October 29, 2020


The Mabinogion

edited by Lady Charlotte Guest (Fiction)

indiebound.org

November 19, 2020


Clara and Mr. Tiffany

by Susan Vreeland (Fiction)

Available for purchase in the Museum Store.

indiebound.org

December, 2020


No meeting

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

The Museum is closed on Thursday evenings through March. The DelArt Readers will meet in the Museum’s Studio Lobby located in the adjoining building. To access the Studio, enter through the door marked with a large orange banner that says “Studio Wing” by pressing the buzzer. Door is located next to the large sculpture Crying Giant by Tom Otterness.

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.

The Museum Store will carry many of the titles in this year’s DelArt Readers lineup, as indicated below. The store will have the titles available approximately a month before they will be discussed by the group. If you’d like to pre-order a copy, stop by the store and let us know!

February 27, 2020


Circe

by Madeline Miller (Fiction)

Available for purchase in the Museum Store.

indiebound.org

March 26, 2020


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

by Gregory Curtis (Non-Fiction)

indiebound.org

April 30, 2020


A Piece of the World

by Christina Baker Kline (Fiction)

Available for purchase in the Museum Store.

indiebound.org

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)

indiebound.org

June 25, 2020


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

edited by Lawrence Block (Fiction)

Available for purchase in the Museum Store.

indiebound.org

July 30, 2020


A Month in the Country

by J.L. Carr (Fiction)

Available for purchase in the Museum Store.

indiebound.org

August 27, 2020


The Birth of Venus

by Sarah Dunant (Fiction)

Available for purchase in the Museum Store.

indiebound.org

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)

Available for purchase in the Museum Store.

indiebound.org

October 29, 2020


The Mabinogion

edited by Lady Charlotte Guest (Fiction)

indiebound.org

November 19, 2020


Clara and Mr. Tiffany

by Susan Vreeland (Fiction)

Available for purchase in the Museum Store.

indiebound.org

December, 2020


No meeting

Oct
29
Thu
DelArt Readers: Book Club
Oct 29 @ 6:00 pm

The Museum is closed on Thursday evenings through March. The DelArt Readers will meet in the Museum’s Studio Lobby located in the adjoining building. To access the Studio, enter through the door marked with a large orange banner that says “Studio Wing” by pressing the buzzer. Door is located next to the large sculpture Crying Giant by Tom Otterness.

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.

The Museum Store will carry many of the titles in this year’s DelArt Readers lineup, as indicated below. The store will have the titles available approximately a month before they will be discussed by the group. If you’d like to pre-order a copy, stop by the store and let us know!

February 27, 2020


Circe

by Madeline Miller (Fiction)

Available for purchase in the Museum Store.

indiebound.org

March 26, 2020


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

by Gregory Curtis (Non-Fiction)

indiebound.org

April 30, 2020


A Piece of the World

by Christina Baker Kline (Fiction)

Available for purchase in the Museum Store.

indiebound.org

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)

indiebound.org

June 25, 2020


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

edited by Lawrence Block (Fiction)

Available for purchase in the Museum Store.

indiebound.org

July 30, 2020


A Month in the Country

by J.L. Carr (Fiction)

Available for purchase in the Museum Store.

indiebound.org

August 27, 2020


The Birth of Venus

by Sarah Dunant (Fiction)

Available for purchase in the Museum Store.

indiebound.org

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)

Available for purchase in the Museum Store.

indiebound.org

October 29, 2020


The Mabinogion

edited by Lady Charlotte Guest (Fiction)

indiebound.org

November 19, 2020


Clara and Mr. Tiffany

by Susan Vreeland (Fiction)

Available for purchase in the Museum Store.

indiebound.org

December, 2020


No meeting

Nov
19
Thu
DelArt Readers: Book Club
Nov 19 @ 6:00 pm

The Museum is closed on Thursday evenings through March. The DelArt Readers will meet in the Museum’s Studio Lobby located in the adjoining building. To access the Studio, enter through the door marked with a large orange banner that says “Studio Wing” by pressing the buzzer. Door is located next to the large sculpture Crying Giant by Tom Otterness.

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.

The Museum Store will carry many of the titles in this year’s DelArt Readers lineup, as indicated below. The store will have the titles available approximately a month before they will be discussed by the group. If you’d like to pre-order a copy, stop by the store and let us know!

February 27, 2020


Circe

by Madeline Miller (Fiction)

Available for purchase in the Museum Store.

indiebound.org

March 26, 2020


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

by Gregory Curtis (Non-Fiction)

indiebound.org

April 30, 2020


A Piece of the World

by Christina Baker Kline (Fiction)

Available for purchase in the Museum Store.

indiebound.org

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)

indiebound.org

June 25, 2020


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

edited by Lawrence Block (Fiction)

Available for purchase in the Museum Store.

indiebound.org

July 30, 2020


A Month in the Country

by J.L. Carr (Fiction)

Available for purchase in the Museum Store.

indiebound.org

August 27, 2020


The Birth of Venus

by Sarah Dunant (Fiction)

Available for purchase in the Museum Store.

indiebound.org

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)

Available for purchase in the Museum Store.

indiebound.org

October 29, 2020


The Mabinogion

edited by Lady Charlotte Guest (Fiction)

indiebound.org

November 19, 2020


Clara and Mr. Tiffany

by Susan Vreeland (Fiction)

Available for purchase in the Museum Store.

indiebound.org

December, 2020


No meeting