PROGRAMS & EVENTS

Feb
29
Sat
Public Tours: Museum Highlights
Feb 29 @ 1:00 pm
Public Tours: Museum Highlights

Explore the highlights of the Delaware Art Museum’s collection with a knowledgeable and friendly Museum Guide, every Saturday and Sunday at 1 p.m.

Mar
1
Sun
Public Tours: Museum Highlights
Mar 1 @ 1:00 pm
Public Tours: Museum Highlights

Explore the highlights of the Delaware Art Museum’s collection with a knowledgeable and friendly Museum Guide, every Saturday and Sunday at 1 p.m.

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
6
Fri
Glory of Stories
Mar 6 @ 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.

Books: February – June 2020

2/7 Ada Twist, Scientist, Andrea Beaty
2/14 Shape of My Heart, Mark Sperring
2/21 I want my hat back, Jon Klassen
2/28 Black? White! Day? Night!, Laura Vaccaro Seeger

3/6 Little Owl’s Night, Divya Srinivasan
3/13 Du Iz Tak?, Carson Ellis
3/20 Do Pirates Take Baths?, Kathy Tucker
3/27 Worm Weather, Jean Taft

4/3 Hugo & Miles in I’ve Painted Everything!, Scott Magoon
4/10 Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus, Mo Willems
4/17 Extra Yarn, Mac Barnett
4/24 The Tree Lady, H. Joseph Harris

5/1 Round is a Tortilla, Roseanne Thong
5/8 Abuela, Arthur Dorros
5/15 The Day the Crayons Came Home, Drew Daywalt and Oliver Jeffers
5/22 Yesterday I had the Blues, Jeron Ashford Frame
5/29 The Night Gardener, Terry Fan

6/5 Ish, Peter Reynolds
6/12 Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus, Mo Willems
6/19 Alma and How She Got Her Name, Juana Martinez-Neal

Art is Tasty
Mar 6 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Art is Tasty

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

Upcoming 2020 Topics

March 6: Veronica Veronese, Dante Gabriel Rossetti – Register
April 3: Layered Abstraction: Margo Allman & Helen Mason special exhibition – Register
May 1: Queen’s Closet, Richard Cleaver – Register
June 5: Tenant Farmer, Andrew Wyeth
July 3: Cancelled
August 7: Atlantic City, Reginald Marsh
September 4: Riot, Deborah Butterfield
October 2: Labyrinth
November 6: Louis Comfort Tiffany: Treasures from the Driehaus Collection special exhibition
December 4: On the Banks of the Doune, Scotland, Robert Duncanson

Mar
7
Sat
Public Tours: Museum Highlights
Mar 7 @ 1:00 pm
Public Tours: Museum Highlights

Explore the highlights of the Delaware Art Museum’s collection with a knowledgeable and friendly Museum Guide, every Saturday and Sunday at 1 p.m.

Mar
8
Sun
Community Preschool Fair
Mar 8 @ 10:00 am – 12:30 pm
Community Preschool Fair

Learn more about local preschools at the Museum’s Preschool Fair. Families are also invited to participate in Family 2nd Sunday and enjoy complimentary coffee. Children of all ages welcome. 

Family 2nd Sundays
Mar 8 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

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

Schedule

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

10:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Community Preschool Fair (All ages)
Learn more about local preschools at the Museum’s Preschool Fair and enjoy complimentary coffee.

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

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

PLEASE NOTE: There will be no Family 2nd Sunday on April 12, 2020.

Sponsor

Family 2nd Sundays are sponsored by the Museum Council.
Public Tours: Museum Highlights
Mar 8 @ 1:00 pm
Public Tours: Museum Highlights

Explore the highlights of the Delaware Art Museum’s collection with a knowledgeable and friendly Museum Guide, every Saturday and Sunday at 1 p.m.

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

Mar
13
Fri
Glory of Stories
Mar 13 @ 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.

Books: February – June 2020

2/7 Ada Twist, Scientist, Andrea Beaty
2/14 Shape of My Heart, Mark Sperring
2/21 I want my hat back, Jon Klassen
2/28 Black? White! Day? Night!, Laura Vaccaro Seeger

3/6 Little Owl’s Night, Divya Srinivasan
3/13 Du Iz Tak?, Carson Ellis
3/20 Do Pirates Take Baths?, Kathy Tucker
3/27 Worm Weather, Jean Taft

4/3 Hugo & Miles in I’ve Painted Everything!, Scott Magoon
4/10 Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus, Mo Willems
4/17 Extra Yarn, Mac Barnett
4/24 The Tree Lady, H. Joseph Harris

5/1 Round is a Tortilla, Roseanne Thong
5/8 Abuela, Arthur Dorros
5/15 The Day the Crayons Came Home, Drew Daywalt and Oliver Jeffers
5/22 Yesterday I had the Blues, Jeron Ashford Frame
5/29 The Night Gardener, Terry Fan

6/5 Ish, Peter Reynolds
6/12 Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus, Mo Willems
6/19 Alma and How She Got Her Name, Juana Martinez-Neal

Mar
14
Sat
Public Tours: Museum Highlights
Mar 14 @ 1:00 pm
Public Tours: Museum Highlights

Explore the highlights of the Delaware Art Museum’s collection with a knowledgeable and friendly Museum Guide, every Saturday and Sunday at 1 p.m.

Mar
15
Sun
Public Tours: Museum Highlights
Mar 15 @ 1:00 pm
Public Tours: Museum Highlights

Explore the highlights of the Delaware Art Museum’s collection with a knowledgeable and friendly Museum Guide, every Saturday and Sunday at 1 p.m.

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
Glory of Stories
Mar 20 @ 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.

Books: February – June 2020

2/7 Ada Twist, Scientist, Andrea Beaty
2/14 Shape of My Heart, Mark Sperring
2/21 I want my hat back, Jon Klassen
2/28 Black? White! Day? Night!, Laura Vaccaro Seeger

3/6 Little Owl’s Night, Divya Srinivasan
3/13 Du Iz Tak?, Carson Ellis
3/20 Do Pirates Take Baths?, Kathy Tucker
3/27 Worm Weather, Jean Taft

4/3 Hugo & Miles in I’ve Painted Everything!, Scott Magoon
4/10 Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus, Mo Willems
4/17 Extra Yarn, Mac Barnett
4/24 The Tree Lady, H. Joseph Harris

5/1 Round is a Tortilla, Roseanne Thong
5/8 Abuela, Arthur Dorros
5/15 The Day the Crayons Came Home, Drew Daywalt and Oliver Jeffers
5/22 Yesterday I had the Blues, Jeron Ashford Frame
5/29 The Night Gardener, Terry Fan

6/5 Ish, Peter Reynolds
6/12 Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus, Mo Willems
6/19 Alma and How She Got Her Name, Juana Martinez-Neal

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
Public Tours: Museum Highlights
Mar 21 @ 1:00 pm
Public Tours: Museum Highlights

Explore the highlights of the Delaware Art Museum’s collection with a knowledgeable and friendly Museum Guide, every Saturday and Sunday at 1 p.m.

Mar
22
Sun
Public Tours: Museum Highlights
Mar 22 @ 1:00 pm
Public Tours: Museum Highlights

Explore the highlights of the Delaware Art Museum’s collection with a knowledgeable and friendly Museum Guide, every Saturday and Sunday at 1 p.m.

Public Tours: Special Exhibition
Mar 22 @ 2:00 pm
Public Tours: Special Exhibition

Explore the special exhibition with a knowledgeable and friendly Museum Guide, Saturdays and Sundays at 2 p.m. This season, special exhibition tours will visit Layered Abstraction: Margo Allman and Helen Mason.

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
27
Fri
Glory of Stories
Mar 27 @ 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.

Books: February – June 2020

2/7 Ada Twist, Scientist, Andrea Beaty
2/14 Shape of My Heart, Mark Sperring
2/21 I want my hat back, Jon Klassen
2/28 Black? White! Day? Night!, Laura Vaccaro Seeger

3/6 Little Owl’s Night, Divya Srinivasan
3/13 Du Iz Tak?, Carson Ellis
3/20 Do Pirates Take Baths?, Kathy Tucker
3/27 Worm Weather, Jean Taft

4/3 Hugo & Miles in I’ve Painted Everything!, Scott Magoon
4/10 Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus, Mo Willems
4/17 Extra Yarn, Mac Barnett
4/24 The Tree Lady, H. Joseph Harris

5/1 Round is a Tortilla, Roseanne Thong
5/8 Abuela, Arthur Dorros
5/15 The Day the Crayons Came Home, Drew Daywalt and Oliver Jeffers
5/22 Yesterday I had the Blues, Jeron Ashford Frame
5/29 The Night Gardener, Terry Fan

6/5 Ish, Peter Reynolds
6/12 Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus, Mo Willems
6/19 Alma and How She Got Her Name, Juana Martinez-Neal

Mar
28
Sat
Public Tours: Museum Highlights
Mar 28 @ 1:00 pm
Public Tours: Museum Highlights

Explore the highlights of the Delaware Art Museum’s collection with a knowledgeable and friendly Museum Guide, every Saturday and Sunday at 1 p.m.

Public Tours: Special Exhibition
Mar 28 @ 2:00 pm
Public Tours: Special Exhibition

Explore the special exhibition with a knowledgeable and friendly Museum Guide, Saturdays and Sundays at 2 p.m. This season, special exhibition tours will visit Layered Abstraction: Margo Allman and Helen Mason.

Mar
29
Sun
Public Tours: Museum Highlights
Mar 29 @ 1:00 pm
Public Tours: Museum Highlights

Explore the highlights of the Delaware Art Museum’s collection with a knowledgeable and friendly Museum Guide, every Saturday and Sunday at 1 p.m.

Public Tours: Special Exhibition
Mar 29 @ 2:00 pm
Public Tours: Special Exhibition

Explore the special exhibition with a knowledgeable and friendly Museum Guide, Saturdays and Sundays at 2 p.m. This season, special exhibition tours will visit Layered Abstraction: Margo Allman and Helen Mason.

Apr
1
Wed
Riverside Rhythm with Step Afrika!
Apr 1 @ 6:00 pm
Riverside Rhythm with Step Afrika! @ The Warehouse

The Delaware Art Museum welcomes Step Afrika! back to Wilmington with its newest production 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.

Experience how the rhythm survived in Wilmington through performances by local groups culminating with a performance by Step Afrika! Followed by a Q & A with members of Step Afrika!, who include graduates of HBCU’s from across the nation. Come ask questions from young adults who were in your seats not to long ago! This event is being planned by the teens from Jack and Jill, Inc New Castle County Chapter and The Warehouse.

This event is designed for teens by teens. 

Apr
3
Fri
Glory of Stories
Apr 3 @ 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.

Books: February – June 2020

2/7 Ada Twist, Scientist, Andrea Beaty
2/14 Shape of My Heart, Mark Sperring
2/21 I want my hat back, Jon Klassen
2/28 Black? White! Day? Night!, Laura Vaccaro Seeger

3/6 Little Owl’s Night, Divya Srinivasan
3/13 Du Iz Tak?, Carson Ellis
3/20 Do Pirates Take Baths?, Kathy Tucker
3/27 Worm Weather, Jean Taft

4/3 Hugo & Miles in I’ve Painted Everything!, Scott Magoon
4/10 Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus, Mo Willems
4/17 Extra Yarn, Mac Barnett
4/24 The Tree Lady, H. Joseph Harris

5/1 Round is a Tortilla, Roseanne Thong
5/8 Abuela, Arthur Dorros
5/15 The Day the Crayons Came Home, Drew Daywalt and Oliver Jeffers
5/22 Yesterday I had the Blues, Jeron Ashford Frame
5/29 The Night Gardener, Terry Fan

6/5 Ish, Peter Reynolds
6/12 Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus, Mo Willems
6/19 Alma and How She Got Her Name, Juana Martinez-Neal

Art is Tasty
Apr 3 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Art is Tasty

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

Upcoming 2020 Topics

March 6: Veronica Veronese, Dante Gabriel Rossetti – Register
April 3: Layered Abstraction: Margo Allman & Helen Mason special exhibition – Register
May 1: Queen’s Closet, Richard Cleaver – Register
June 5: Tenant Farmer, Andrew Wyeth
July 3: Cancelled
August 7: Atlantic City, Reginald Marsh
September 4: Riot, Deborah Butterfield
October 2: Labyrinth
November 6: Louis Comfort Tiffany: Treasures from the Driehaus Collection special exhibition
December 4: On the Banks of the Doune, Scotland, Robert Duncanson

Apr
4
Sat
Public Tours: Museum Highlights
Apr 4 @ 1:00 pm
Public Tours: Museum Highlights

Explore the highlights of the Delaware Art Museum’s collection with a knowledgeable and friendly Museum Guide, every Saturday and Sunday at 1 p.m.

Public Tours: Special Exhibition
Apr 4 @ 2:00 pm
Public Tours: Special Exhibition

Explore the special exhibition with a knowledgeable and friendly Museum Guide, Saturdays and Sundays at 2 p.m. This season, special exhibition tours will visit Layered Abstraction: Margo Allman and Helen Mason.

Apr
5
Sun
Public Tours: Museum Highlights
Apr 5 @ 1:00 pm
Public Tours: Museum Highlights

Explore the highlights of the Delaware Art Museum’s collection with a knowledgeable and friendly Museum Guide, every Saturday and Sunday at 1 p.m.

Public Tours: Special Exhibition
Apr 5 @ 2:00 pm
Public Tours: Special Exhibition

Explore the special exhibition with a knowledgeable and friendly Museum Guide, Saturdays and Sundays at 2 p.m. This season, special exhibition tours will visit Layered Abstraction: Margo Allman and Helen Mason.

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
10
Fri
Glory of Stories
Apr 10 @ 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.

Books: February – June 2020

2/7 Ada Twist, Scientist, Andrea Beaty
2/14 Shape of My Heart, Mark Sperring
2/21 I want my hat back, Jon Klassen
2/28 Black? White! Day? Night!, Laura Vaccaro Seeger

3/6 Little Owl’s Night, Divya Srinivasan
3/13 Du Iz Tak?, Carson Ellis
3/20 Do Pirates Take Baths?, Kathy Tucker
3/27 Worm Weather, Jean Taft

4/3 Hugo & Miles in I’ve Painted Everything!, Scott Magoon
4/10 Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus, Mo Willems
4/17 Extra Yarn, Mac Barnett
4/24 The Tree Lady, H. Joseph Harris

5/1 Round is a Tortilla, Roseanne Thong
5/8 Abuela, Arthur Dorros
5/15 The Day the Crayons Came Home, Drew Daywalt and Oliver Jeffers
5/22 Yesterday I had the Blues, Jeron Ashford Frame
5/29 The Night Gardener, Terry Fan

6/5 Ish, Peter Reynolds
6/12 Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus, Mo Willems
6/19 Alma and How She Got Her Name, Juana Martinez-Neal

Apr
11
Sat
Public Tours: Museum Highlights
Apr 11 @ 1:00 pm
Public Tours: Museum Highlights

Explore the highlights of the Delaware Art Museum’s collection with a knowledgeable and friendly Museum Guide, every Saturday and Sunday at 1 p.m.

Public Tours: Special Exhibition
Apr 11 @ 2:00 pm
Public Tours: Special Exhibition

Explore the special exhibition with a knowledgeable and friendly Museum Guide, Saturdays and Sundays at 2 p.m. This season, special exhibition tours will visit Layered Abstraction: Margo Allman and Helen Mason.

Apr
12
Sun
Public Tours: Museum Highlights
Apr 12 @ 1:00 pm
Public Tours: Museum Highlights

Explore the highlights of the Delaware Art Museum’s collection with a knowledgeable and friendly Museum Guide, every Saturday and Sunday at 1 p.m.

Public Tours: Special Exhibition
Apr 12 @ 2:00 pm
Public Tours: Special Exhibition

Explore the special exhibition with a knowledgeable and friendly Museum Guide, Saturdays and Sundays at 2 p.m. This season, special exhibition tours will visit Layered Abstraction: Margo Allman and Helen Mason.

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
Glory of Stories
Apr 17 @ 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.

Books: February – June 2020

2/7 Ada Twist, Scientist, Andrea Beaty
2/14 Shape of My Heart, Mark Sperring
2/21 I want my hat back, Jon Klassen
2/28 Black? White! Day? Night!, Laura Vaccaro Seeger

3/6 Little Owl’s Night, Divya Srinivasan
3/13 Du Iz Tak?, Carson Ellis
3/20 Do Pirates Take Baths?, Kathy Tucker
3/27 Worm Weather, Jean Taft

4/3 Hugo & Miles in I’ve Painted Everything!, Scott Magoon
4/10 Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus, Mo Willems
4/17 Extra Yarn, Mac Barnett
4/24 The Tree Lady, H. Joseph Harris

5/1 Round is a Tortilla, Roseanne Thong
5/8 Abuela, Arthur Dorros
5/15 The Day the Crayons Came Home, Drew Daywalt and Oliver Jeffers
5/22 Yesterday I had the Blues, Jeron Ashford Frame
5/29 The Night Gardener, Terry Fan

6/5 Ish, Peter Reynolds
6/12 Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus, Mo Willems
6/19 Alma and How She Got Her Name, Juana Martinez-Neal

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
18
Sat
Public Tours: Museum Highlights
Apr 18 @ 1:00 pm
Public Tours: Museum Highlights

Explore the highlights of the Delaware Art Museum’s collection with a knowledgeable and friendly Museum Guide, every Saturday and Sunday at 1 p.m.

Public Tours: Special Exhibition
Apr 18 @ 2:00 pm
Public Tours: Special Exhibition

Explore the special exhibition with a knowledgeable and friendly Museum Guide, Saturdays and Sundays at 2 p.m. This season, special exhibition tours will visit Layered Abstraction: Margo Allman and Helen Mason.

Apr
19
Sun
Public Tours: Museum Highlights
Apr 19 @ 1:00 pm
Public Tours: Museum Highlights

Explore the highlights of the Delaware Art Museum’s collection with a knowledgeable and friendly Museum Guide, every Saturday and Sunday at 1 p.m.

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
24
Fri
Glory of Stories
Apr 24 @ 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.

Books: February – June 2020

2/7 Ada Twist, Scientist, Andrea Beaty
2/14 Shape of My Heart, Mark Sperring
2/21 I want my hat back, Jon Klassen
2/28 Black? White! Day? Night!, Laura Vaccaro Seeger

3/6 Little Owl’s Night, Divya Srinivasan
3/13 Du Iz Tak?, Carson Ellis
3/20 Do Pirates Take Baths?, Kathy Tucker
3/27 Worm Weather, Jean Taft

4/3 Hugo & Miles in I’ve Painted Everything!, Scott Magoon
4/10 Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus, Mo Willems
4/17 Extra Yarn, Mac Barnett
4/24 The Tree Lady, H. Joseph Harris

5/1 Round is a Tortilla, Roseanne Thong
5/8 Abuela, Arthur Dorros
5/15 The Day the Crayons Came Home, Drew Daywalt and Oliver Jeffers
5/22 Yesterday I had the Blues, Jeron Ashford Frame
5/29 The Night Gardener, Terry Fan

6/5 Ish, Peter Reynolds
6/12 Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus, Mo Willems
6/19 Alma and How She Got Her Name, Juana Martinez-Neal

Apr
25
Sat
Public Tours: Museum Highlights
Apr 25 @ 1:00 pm
Public Tours: Museum Highlights

Explore the highlights of the Delaware Art Museum’s collection with a knowledgeable and friendly Museum Guide, every Saturday and Sunday at 1 p.m.

Public Tours: Special Exhibition
Apr 25 @ 2:00 pm
Public Tours: Special Exhibition

Explore the special exhibition with a knowledgeable and friendly Museum Guide, Saturdays and Sundays at 2 p.m. This season, special exhibition tours will visit Layered Abstraction: Margo Allman and Helen Mason.

Apr
26
Sun
Public Tours: Museum Highlights
Apr 26 @ 1:00 pm
Public Tours: Museum Highlights

Explore the highlights of the Delaware Art Museum’s collection with a knowledgeable and friendly Museum Guide, every Saturday and Sunday at 1 p.m.

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.

Public Tours: Special Exhibition
Apr 26 @ 2:00 pm
Public Tours: Special Exhibition

Explore the special exhibition with a knowledgeable and friendly Museum Guide, Saturdays and Sundays at 2 p.m. This season, special exhibition tours will visit Layered Abstraction: Margo Allman and 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

May
1
Fri
Glory of Stories
May 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.

Books: February – June 2020

2/7 Ada Twist, Scientist, Andrea Beaty
2/14 Shape of My Heart, Mark Sperring
2/21 I want my hat back, Jon Klassen
2/28 Black? White! Day? Night!, Laura Vaccaro Seeger

3/6 Little Owl’s Night, Divya Srinivasan
3/13 Du Iz Tak?, Carson Ellis
3/20 Do Pirates Take Baths?, Kathy Tucker
3/27 Worm Weather, Jean Taft

4/3 Hugo & Miles in I’ve Painted Everything!, Scott Magoon
4/10 Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus, Mo Willems
4/17 Extra Yarn, Mac Barnett
4/24 The Tree Lady, H. Joseph Harris

5/1 Round is a Tortilla, Roseanne Thong
5/8 Abuela, Arthur Dorros
5/15 The Day the Crayons Came Home, Drew Daywalt and Oliver Jeffers
5/22 Yesterday I had the Blues, Jeron Ashford Frame
5/29 The Night Gardener, Terry Fan

6/5 Ish, Peter Reynolds
6/12 Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus, Mo Willems
6/19 Alma and How She Got Her Name, Juana Martinez-Neal

Art is Tasty
May 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 2020 Topics

March 6: Veronica Veronese, Dante Gabriel Rossetti – Register
April 3: Layered Abstraction: Margo Allman & Helen Mason special exhibition – Register
May 1: Queen’s Closet, Richard Cleaver – Register
June 5: Tenant Farmer, Andrew Wyeth
July 3: Cancelled
August 7: Atlantic City, Reginald Marsh
September 4: Riot, Deborah Butterfield
October 2: Labyrinth
November 6: Louis Comfort Tiffany: Treasures from the Driehaus Collection special exhibition
December 4: On the Banks of the Doune, Scotland, Robert Duncanson

May
2
Sat
Public Tours: Museum Highlights
May 2 @ 1:00 pm
Public Tours: Museum Highlights

Explore the highlights of the Delaware Art Museum’s collection with a knowledgeable and friendly Museum Guide, every Saturday and Sunday at 1 p.m.

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!”

Public Tours: Special Exhibition
May 2 @ 2:00 pm
Public Tours: Special Exhibition

Explore the special exhibition with a knowledgeable and friendly Museum Guide, Saturdays and Sundays at 2 p.m. This season, special exhibition tours will visit Layered Abstraction: Margo Allman and Helen Mason.

May
3
Sun
Public Tours: Museum Highlights
May 3 @ 1:00 pm
Public Tours: Museum Highlights

Explore the highlights of the Delaware Art Museum’s collection with a knowledgeable and friendly Museum Guide, every Saturday and Sunday at 1 p.m.

Public Tours: Special Exhibition
May 3 @ 2:00 pm
Public Tours: Special Exhibition

Explore the special exhibition with a knowledgeable and friendly Museum Guide, Saturdays and Sundays at 2 p.m. This season, special exhibition tours will visit Layered Abstraction: Margo Allman and Helen Mason.

May
8
Fri
Glory of Stories
May 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.

Books: February – June 2020

2/7 Ada Twist, Scientist, Andrea Beaty
2/14 Shape of My Heart, Mark Sperring
2/21 I want my hat back, Jon Klassen
2/28 Black? White! Day? Night!, Laura Vaccaro Seeger

3/6 Little Owl’s Night, Divya Srinivasan
3/13 Du Iz Tak?, Carson Ellis
3/20 Do Pirates Take Baths?, Kathy Tucker
3/27 Worm Weather, Jean Taft

4/3 Hugo & Miles in I’ve Painted Everything!, Scott Magoon
4/10 Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus, Mo Willems
4/17 Extra Yarn, Mac Barnett
4/24 The Tree Lady, H. Joseph Harris

5/1 Round is a Tortilla, Roseanne Thong
5/8 Abuela, Arthur Dorros
5/15 The Day the Crayons Came Home, Drew Daywalt and Oliver Jeffers
5/22 Yesterday I had the Blues, Jeron Ashford Frame
5/29 The Night Gardener, Terry Fan

6/5 Ish, Peter Reynolds
6/12 Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus, Mo Willems
6/19 Alma and How She Got Her Name, Juana Martinez-Neal

May
9
Sat
Public Tours: Museum Highlights
May 9 @ 1:00 pm
Public Tours: Museum Highlights

Explore the highlights of the Delaware Art Museum’s collection with a knowledgeable and friendly Museum Guide, every Saturday and Sunday at 1 p.m.

Public Tours: Special Exhibition
May 9 @ 2:00 pm
Public Tours: Special Exhibition

Explore the special exhibition with a knowledgeable and friendly Museum Guide, Saturdays and Sundays at 2 p.m. This season, special exhibition tours will visit Layered Abstraction: Margo Allman and Helen Mason.

May
10
Sun
Family 2nd Sunday Celebrates Mother’s Day
May 10 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

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

Schedule

9:00 a.m.
Family Yoga (Ages 4+)
Practice a pose with your little in the sculpture garden, led by Petite Yogi. Weather dependent. March–October only.

10:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
Art Museum Babies (Ages 0-2)
Join 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 (Ages 2-6)
Begin with a story reading in Kids’ Corner followed by an interactive tour through two galleries and creating a work of art.

11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Lunch Bunch (All families)
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.
Sunday Studio (Ages 6+)
Create art together and learn about new materials and techniques from a professional teaching artist.

Sponsor

Family 2nd Sundays are sponsored by the Museum Council.
Public Tours: Museum Highlights
May 10 @ 1:00 pm
Public Tours: Museum Highlights

Explore the highlights of the Delaware Art Museum’s collection with a knowledgeable and friendly Museum Guide, every Saturday and Sunday at 1 p.m.

Public Tours: Special Exhibition
May 10 @ 2:00 pm
Public Tours: Special Exhibition

Explore the special exhibition with a knowledgeable and friendly Museum Guide, Saturdays and Sundays at 2 p.m. This season, special exhibition tours will visit Layered Abstraction: Margo Allman and Helen Mason.

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
15
Fri
Glory of Stories
May 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.

Books: February – June 2020

2/7 Ada Twist, Scientist, Andrea Beaty
2/14 Shape of My Heart, Mark Sperring
2/21 I want my hat back, Jon Klassen
2/28 Black? White! Day? Night!, Laura Vaccaro Seeger

3/6 Little Owl’s Night, Divya Srinivasan
3/13 Du Iz Tak?, Carson Ellis
3/20 Do Pirates Take Baths?, Kathy Tucker
3/27 Worm Weather, Jean Taft

4/3 Hugo & Miles in I’ve Painted Everything!, Scott Magoon
4/10 Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus, Mo Willems
4/17 Extra Yarn, Mac Barnett
4/24 The Tree Lady, H. Joseph Harris

5/1 Round is a Tortilla, Roseanne Thong
5/8 Abuela, Arthur Dorros
5/15 The Day the Crayons Came Home, Drew Daywalt and Oliver Jeffers
5/22 Yesterday I had the Blues, Jeron Ashford Frame
5/29 The Night Gardener, Terry Fan

6/5 Ish, Peter Reynolds
6/12 Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus, Mo Willems
6/19 Alma and How She Got Her Name, Juana Martinez-Neal

May
16
Sat
Public Tours: Museum Highlights
May 16 @ 1:00 pm
Public Tours: Museum Highlights

Explore the highlights of the Delaware Art Museum’s collection with a knowledgeable and friendly Museum Guide, every Saturday and Sunday at 1 p.m.

Public Tours: Special Exhibition
May 16 @ 2:00 pm
Public Tours: Special Exhibition

Explore the special exhibition with a knowledgeable and friendly Museum Guide, Saturdays and Sundays at 2 p.m. This season, special exhibition tours will visit Layered Abstraction: Margo Allman and Helen Mason.

May
17
Sun
Public Tours: Museum Highlights
May 17 @ 1:00 pm
Public Tours: Museum Highlights

Explore the highlights of the Delaware Art Museum’s collection with a knowledgeable and friendly Museum Guide, every Saturday and Sunday at 1 p.m.

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.

Public Tours: Special Exhibition
May 17 @ 2:00 pm
Public Tours: Special Exhibition

Explore the special exhibition with a knowledgeable and friendly Museum Guide, Saturdays and Sundays at 2 p.m. This season, special exhibition tours will visit Layered Abstraction: Margo Allman and Helen Mason.

May
22
Fri
Glory of Stories
May 22 @ 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.

Books: February – June 2020

2/7 Ada Twist, Scientist, Andrea Beaty
2/14 Shape of My Heart, Mark Sperring
2/21 I want my hat back, Jon Klassen
2/28 Black? White! Day? Night!, Laura Vaccaro Seeger

3/6 Little Owl’s Night, Divya Srinivasan
3/13 Du Iz Tak?, Carson Ellis
3/20 Do Pirates Take Baths?, Kathy Tucker
3/27 Worm Weather, Jean Taft

4/3 Hugo & Miles in I’ve Painted Everything!, Scott Magoon
4/10 Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus, Mo Willems
4/17 Extra Yarn, Mac Barnett
4/24 The Tree Lady, H. Joseph Harris

5/1 Round is a Tortilla, Roseanne Thong
5/8 Abuela, Arthur Dorros
5/15 The Day the Crayons Came Home, Drew Daywalt and Oliver Jeffers
5/22 Yesterday I had the Blues, Jeron Ashford Frame
5/29 The Night Gardener, Terry Fan

6/5 Ish, Peter Reynolds
6/12 Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus, Mo Willems
6/19 Alma and How She Got Her Name, Juana Martinez-Neal

May
23
Sat
Public Tours: Museum Highlights
May 23 @ 1:00 pm
Public Tours: Museum Highlights

Explore the highlights of the Delaware Art Museum’s collection with a knowledgeable and friendly Museum Guide, every Saturday and Sunday at 1 p.m.

Public Tours: Special Exhibition
May 23 @ 2:00 pm
Public Tours: Special Exhibition

Explore the special exhibition with a knowledgeable and friendly Museum Guide, Saturdays and Sundays at 2 p.m. This season, special exhibition tours will visit Layered Abstraction: Margo Allman and Helen Mason.

May
24
Sun
Public Tours: Museum Highlights
May 24 @ 1:00 pm
Public Tours: Museum Highlights

Explore the highlights of the Delaware Art Museum’s collection with a knowledgeable and friendly Museum Guide, every Saturday and Sunday at 1 p.m.

Public Tours: Special Exhibition
May 24 @ 2:00 pm
Public Tours: Special Exhibition

Explore the special exhibition with a knowledgeable and friendly Museum Guide, Saturdays and Sundays at 2 p.m. This season, special exhibition tours will visit Layered Abstraction: Margo Allman and Helen Mason.

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

May
29
Fri
Glory of Stories
May 29 @ 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.

Books: February – June 2020

2/7 Ada Twist, Scientist, Andrea Beaty
2/14 Shape of My Heart, Mark Sperring
2/21 I want my hat back, Jon Klassen
2/28 Black? White! Day? Night!, Laura Vaccaro Seeger

3/6 Little Owl’s Night, Divya Srinivasan
3/13 Du Iz Tak?, Carson Ellis
3/20 Do Pirates Take Baths?, Kathy Tucker
3/27 Worm Weather, Jean Taft

4/3 Hugo & Miles in I’ve Painted Everything!, Scott Magoon
4/10 Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus, Mo Willems
4/17 Extra Yarn, Mac Barnett
4/24 The Tree Lady, H. Joseph Harris

5/1 Round is a Tortilla, Roseanne Thong
5/8 Abuela, Arthur Dorros
5/15 The Day the Crayons Came Home, Drew Daywalt and Oliver Jeffers
5/22 Yesterday I had the Blues, Jeron Ashford Frame
5/29 The Night Gardener, Terry Fan

6/5 Ish, Peter Reynolds
6/12 Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus, Mo Willems
6/19 Alma and How She Got Her Name, Juana Martinez-Neal

May
30
Sat
Public Tours: Museum Highlights
May 30 @ 1:00 pm
Public Tours: Museum Highlights

Explore the highlights of the Delaware Art Museum’s collection with a knowledgeable and friendly Museum Guide, every Saturday and Sunday at 1 p.m.

Public Tours: Special Exhibition
May 30 @ 2:00 pm
Public Tours: Special Exhibition

Explore the special exhibition with a knowledgeable and friendly Museum Guide, Saturdays and Sundays at 2 p.m. This season, special exhibition tours will visit Layered Abstraction: Margo Allman and Helen Mason.

May
31
Sun
Public Tours: Museum Highlights
May 31 @ 1:00 pm
Public Tours: Museum Highlights

Explore the highlights of the Delaware Art Museum’s collection with a knowledgeable and friendly Museum Guide, every Saturday and Sunday at 1 p.m.

Public Tours: Special Exhibition
May 31 @ 2:00 pm
Public Tours: Special Exhibition

Explore the special exhibition with a knowledgeable and friendly Museum Guide, Saturdays and Sundays at 2 p.m. This season, special exhibition tours will visit Layered Abstraction: Margo Allman and Helen Mason.

Jun
5
Fri
Glory of Stories
Jun 5 @ 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.

Books: February – June 2020

2/7 Ada Twist, Scientist, Andrea Beaty
2/14 Shape of My Heart, Mark Sperring
2/21 I want my hat back, Jon Klassen
2/28 Black? White! Day? Night!, Laura Vaccaro Seeger

3/6 Little Owl’s Night, Divya Srinivasan
3/13 Du Iz Tak?, Carson Ellis
3/20 Do Pirates Take Baths?, Kathy Tucker
3/27 Worm Weather, Jean Taft

4/3 Hugo & Miles in I’ve Painted Everything!, Scott Magoon
4/10 Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus, Mo Willems
4/17 Extra Yarn, Mac Barnett
4/24 The Tree Lady, H. Joseph Harris

5/1 Round is a Tortilla, Roseanne Thong
5/8 Abuela, Arthur Dorros
5/15 The Day the Crayons Came Home, Drew Daywalt and Oliver Jeffers
5/22 Yesterday I had the Blues, Jeron Ashford Frame
5/29 The Night Gardener, Terry Fan

6/5 Ish, Peter Reynolds
6/12 Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus, Mo Willems
6/19 Alma and How She Got Her Name, Juana Martinez-Neal

Art is Tasty
Jun 5 @ 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 2020 Topics

March 6: Veronica Veronese, Dante Gabriel Rossetti – Register
April 3: Layered Abstraction: Margo Allman & Helen Mason special exhibition – Register
May 1: Queen’s Closet, Richard Cleaver – Register
June 5: Tenant Farmer, Andrew Wyeth
July 3: Cancelled
August 7: Atlantic City, Reginald Marsh
September 4: Riot, Deborah Butterfield
October 2: Labyrinth
November 6: Louis Comfort Tiffany: Treasures from the Driehaus Collection special exhibition
December 4: On the Banks of the Doune, Scotland, Robert Duncanson

Jun
6
Sat
Public Tours: Museum Highlights
Jun 6 @ 1:00 pm
Public Tours: Museum Highlights

Explore the highlights of the Delaware Art Museum’s collection with a knowledgeable and friendly Museum Guide, every Saturday and Sunday at 1 p.m.

Public Tours: Special Exhibition
Jun 6 @ 2:00 pm
Public Tours: Special Exhibition

Explore the special exhibition with a knowledgeable and friendly Museum Guide, Saturdays and Sundays at 2 p.m. This season, special exhibition tours will visit Layered Abstraction: Margo Allman and Helen Mason.

Jun
7
Sun
Public Tours: Museum Highlights
Jun 7 @ 1:00 pm
Public Tours: Museum Highlights

Explore the highlights of the Delaware Art Museum’s collection with a knowledgeable and friendly Museum Guide, every Saturday and Sunday at 1 p.m.

Public Tours: Special Exhibition
Jun 7 @ 2:00 pm
Public Tours: Special Exhibition

Explore the special exhibition with a knowledgeable and friendly Museum Guide, Saturdays and Sundays at 2 p.m. This season, special exhibition tours will visit Layered Abstraction: Margo Allman and Helen Mason.

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
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

Jun
12
Fri
Glory of Stories
Jun 12 @ 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.

Books: February – June 2020

2/7 Ada Twist, Scientist, Andrea Beaty
2/14 Shape of My Heart, Mark Sperring
2/21 I want my hat back, Jon Klassen
2/28 Black? White! Day? Night!, Laura Vaccaro Seeger

3/6 Little Owl’s Night, Divya Srinivasan
3/13 Du Iz Tak?, Carson Ellis
3/20 Do Pirates Take Baths?, Kathy Tucker
3/27 Worm Weather, Jean Taft

4/3 Hugo & Miles in I’ve Painted Everything!, Scott Magoon
4/10 Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus, Mo Willems
4/17 Extra Yarn, Mac Barnett
4/24 The Tree Lady, H. Joseph Harris

5/1 Round is a Tortilla, Roseanne Thong
5/8 Abuela, Arthur Dorros
5/15 The Day the Crayons Came Home, Drew Daywalt and Oliver Jeffers
5/22 Yesterday I had the Blues, Jeron Ashford Frame
5/29 The Night Gardener, Terry Fan

6/5 Ish, Peter Reynolds
6/12 Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus, Mo Willems
6/19 Alma and How She Got Her Name, Juana Martinez-Neal

Jun
13
Sat
Public Tours: Museum Highlights
Jun 13 @ 1:00 pm
Public Tours: Museum Highlights

Explore the highlights of the Delaware Art Museum’s collection with a knowledgeable and friendly Museum Guide, every Saturday and Sunday at 1 p.m.

Public Tours: Special Exhibition
Jun 13 @ 2:00 pm
Public Tours: Special Exhibition

Explore the special exhibition with a knowledgeable and friendly Museum Guide, Saturdays and Sundays at 2 p.m. This season, special exhibition tours will visit Layered Abstraction: Margo Allman and Helen Mason.

Jun
14
Sun
Public Tours: Museum Highlights
Jun 14 @ 1:00 pm
Public Tours: Museum Highlights

Explore the highlights of the Delaware Art Museum’s collection with a knowledgeable and friendly Museum Guide, every Saturday and Sunday at 1 p.m.

Public Tours: Special Exhibition
Jun 14 @ 2:00 pm
Public Tours: Special Exhibition

Explore the special exhibition with a knowledgeable and friendly Museum Guide, Saturdays and Sundays at 2 p.m. This season, special exhibition tours will visit Layered Abstraction: Margo Allman and Helen Mason.