PROGRAMS & EVENTS

Mar
20
Wed
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
22
Fri
Glory of Stories
Mar 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.

March 1 Go, Shapes, Go! Denise Fleming
March 8 The Lion and the Mouse Jerry Pinkney
March 15 Uncle Remus Jerry Pinkney
March 22 The Glorious Flight: Across the Channel with Louis Bleriot Alice and Martin Provensen
March 29 Goldilocks and the Three Bears Jan Brett
April 5 Dinosaur Bob illustrated by William Edward Joyce
April 12 Miss Rumphius illustrated by Barbara Cooney
April 19 The Princess and the Pea Eve Tharlet
April 26 George shrinks William Joyce
May 3 The Night Circus Etienne Delessert
May 10 Where the Wild Things Are Maurice Sendak
May 17 The Magic Hat Mem Fox
May 24 Sky Color Peter H. Reynolds
May 31 Louise Loves Art Kelly Light
June 7 Up in the Garden, Down in the Dirt Kate Messner
June 14 Thunder Boy Jr. Sherman Alexie
June 21 Rainbow Fish Marcus Pfister

Group tour reservations are required for groups of 10 or more children.

Group Reservations

Chaperone guidelines and admission rates apply to reserved group tours. Click here for more information.

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

Museum Guides lead public tours every weekend. On Saturdays and Sundays, there is a Highlights tour focusing on the Museum’s collection at 1:00 p.m. At 2:00 p.m., the public tour focuses on the special exhibition or spotlights an area of the permanent collection.

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

Tours are free with admission.

Public Tours
Mar 23 @ 2:00 pm
Public Tours

Museum Guides lead public tours every weekend. On Saturdays and Sundays, there is a Highlights tour focusing on the Museum’s collection at 1:00 p.m. At 2:00 p.m., the public tour focuses on the special exhibition or spotlights an area of the permanent collection.

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

Tours are free with admission.

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

Museum Guides lead public tours every weekend. On Saturdays and Sundays, there is a Highlights tour focusing on the Museum’s collection at 1:00 p.m. At 2:00 p.m., the public tour focuses on the special exhibition or spotlights an area of the permanent collection.

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

Tours are free with admission.

A Life in Painting with Edward Loper, Jr.
Mar 24 @ 2:00 pm

Edward Loper, Jr. Photograph by Donald Bauman.

Edward Loper, Jr. shares his memories of people, places, and his life in Wilmington through his paintings on view in The Loper Tradition.

Public Tours
Mar 24 @ 2:00 pm
Public Tours

Museum Guides lead public tours every weekend. On Saturdays and Sundays, there is a Highlights tour focusing on the Museum’s collection at 1:00 p.m. At 2:00 p.m., the public tour focuses on the special exhibition or spotlights an area of the permanent collection.

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

Tours are free with admission.

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

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

February 28

Museums and Memorials

Join Christopher Tharp, University of Delaware PhD candidate, as he discusses excerpts of his thesis and leads conversation around art that is charged with cultural memory. There are four articles we will read in anticipation of this meeting which center around public art, memorial sites, and 9/11. RSVP for articles.

March 28

Color – A Natural History of the Palette

by Victoria Finlay (nonfiction)

Amazon

April 25

There’s a Mystery There – the primal vision of Maurice Sendak

by Jonathan Cott (nonfiction)

Available for purchase in the Museum Store.

May 30

The Last Painting of Sara de Vos

by Dominic Smith (fiction)

Amazon

June 27

Edward L. Loper Sr., The Prophet of Color

by Marilyn A. Bauman (nonfiction)

Available for purchase in the Museum Store.

July 25

Moon & Sixpence

by Somerset Maughan (fiction)

Amazon

August 29

The Youngest Doll

by Rosario Ferré and Jean Franco

Amazon

September 26

Oil and Marble: a novel of Leonardo and Michelangelo

by Stephanie Storey (fiction)

Amazon

October 24

Becoming

by Michelle Obama

Amazon

November 21

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

Sebastian Smee (nonfiction)

Amazon

December

No meeting

 

Mar
29
Fri
Glory of Stories
Mar 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.

March 1 Go, Shapes, Go! Denise Fleming
March 8 The Lion and the Mouse Jerry Pinkney
March 15 Uncle Remus Jerry Pinkney
March 22 The Glorious Flight: Across the Channel with Louis Bleriot Alice and Martin Provensen
March 29 Goldilocks and the Three Bears Jan Brett
April 5 Dinosaur Bob illustrated by William Edward Joyce
April 12 Miss Rumphius illustrated by Barbara Cooney
April 19 The Princess and the Pea Eve Tharlet
April 26 George shrinks William Joyce
May 3 The Night Circus Etienne Delessert
May 10 Where the Wild Things Are Maurice Sendak
May 17 The Magic Hat Mem Fox
May 24 Sky Color Peter H. Reynolds
May 31 Louise Loves Art Kelly Light
June 7 Up in the Garden, Down in the Dirt Kate Messner
June 14 Thunder Boy Jr. Sherman Alexie
June 21 Rainbow Fish Marcus Pfister

Group tour reservations are required for groups of 10 or more children.

Group Reservations

Chaperone guidelines and admission rates apply to reserved group tours. Click here for more information.

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

Museum Guides lead public tours every weekend. On Saturdays and Sundays, there is a Highlights tour focusing on the Museum’s collection at 1:00 p.m. At 2:00 p.m., the public tour focuses on the special exhibition or spotlights an area of the permanent collection.

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

Tours are free with admission.

Public Tours
Mar 30 @ 2:00 pm
Public Tours

Museum Guides lead public tours every weekend. On Saturdays and Sundays, there is a Highlights tour focusing on the Museum’s collection at 1:00 p.m. At 2:00 p.m., the public tour focuses on the special exhibition or spotlights an area of the permanent collection.

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

Tours are free with admission.

Mar
31
Sun
Stories from the Studio
Mar 31 @ 11:00 am
Stories from the Studio

Local community members taught by Edward Loper, Sr. will share their stories and memories of the artist and his works.

Public Tours
Mar 31 @ 1:00 pm
Public Tours

Museum Guides lead public tours every weekend. On Saturdays and Sundays, there is a Highlights tour focusing on the Museum’s collection at 1:00 p.m. At 2:00 p.m., the public tour focuses on the special exhibition or spotlights an area of the permanent collection.

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

Tours are free with admission.

Public Tours
Mar 31 @ 2:00 pm
Public Tours

Museum Guides lead public tours every weekend. On Saturdays and Sundays, there is a Highlights tour focusing on the Museum’s collection at 1:00 p.m. At 2:00 p.m., the public tour focuses on the special exhibition or spotlights an area of the permanent collection.

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

Tours are free with admission.

Apr
5
Fri
Glory of Stories
Apr 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.

March 1 Go, Shapes, Go! Denise Fleming
March 8 The Lion and the Mouse Jerry Pinkney
March 15 Uncle Remus Jerry Pinkney
March 22 The Glorious Flight: Across the Channel with Louis Bleriot Alice and Martin Provensen
March 29 Goldilocks and the Three Bears Jan Brett
April 5 Dinosaur Bob illustrated by William Edward Joyce
April 12 Miss Rumphius illustrated by Barbara Cooney
April 19 The Princess and the Pea Eve Tharlet
April 26 George shrinks William Joyce
May 3 The Night Circus Etienne Delessert
May 10 Where the Wild Things Are Maurice Sendak
May 17 The Magic Hat Mem Fox
May 24 Sky Color Peter H. Reynolds
May 31 Louise Loves Art Kelly Light
June 7 Up in the Garden, Down in the Dirt Kate Messner
June 14 Thunder Boy Jr. Sherman Alexie
June 21 Rainbow Fish Marcus Pfister

Group tour reservations are required for groups of 10 or more children.

Group Reservations

Chaperone guidelines and admission rates apply to reserved group tours. Click here for more information.

Art is Tasty
Apr 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).

2019 Topics

January 4: Stand Away From the Girl!, N.C. Wyeth | Register

February 1Absalom Jones, Raphaelle Peale | Register

March 1: Lady Lilith, Dante Gabriel Rossetti | Register

April 5: TBD (Selection from Fairy Tales to Nursery Rhymes.)

May 3: TBD (Talk comparing works by Loper, Jr. and Loper, Sr.)

June 7: Genius of Art and Genius of Literature, Howard Pyle

July 5:  TBD (Selection from Relational Undercurrents Exhibition)

August 2: Two Seated Figures, Charles Cajori

September 6: Spring and Autumn, Lydia Field Emmet

October 4: Three Rectangles Horizontal Jointed Gyratory III, George Rickey

November 1: TBD

December 6: Mandala, Gregory Gillespie

Apr
6
Sat
Book Signing with Author Sarah McBride
Apr 6 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Join us on Saturday, April 6 from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Museum Store as we celebrate the paperback release of DAM Board Member Sarah McBride’s memoir, Tomorrow Will Be Different: Love, Loss, and the Fight for Trans Equality. Sarah will be reading from her book and discussing the transformative power of fairy tales in our modern-day lives, inspired by our latest exhibition, Fairy Tales to Nursery Rhymes: The Droller Collection of Picture Book Art. We’ll cap off our afternoon with a book signing and meet-and-greet! 

Paperback copies of Tomorrow Will Be Different: Love, Loss, and the Fight for Trans Equality will be available to purchase at the Museum Store in advance and on the day of the event.

Public Tours
Apr 6 @ 1:00 pm
Public Tours

Museum Guides lead public tours every weekend. On Saturdays and Sundays, there is a Highlights tour focusing on the Museum’s collection at 1:00 p.m. At 2:00 p.m., the public tour focuses on the special exhibition or spotlights an area of the permanent collection.

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

Tours are free with admission.

Public Tours
Apr 6 @ 2:00 pm
Public Tours

Museum Guides lead public tours every weekend. On Saturdays and Sundays, there is a Highlights tour focusing on the Museum’s collection at 1:00 p.m. At 2:00 p.m., the public tour focuses on the special exhibition or spotlights an area of the permanent collection.

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

Tours are free with admission.

Apr
7
Sun
Stories from the Studio
Apr 7 @ 11:00 am
Stories from the Studio

Local community members taught by Edward Loper, Sr. will share their stories and memories of the artist and his works.

Public Tours
Apr 7 @ 1:00 pm
Public Tours

Museum Guides lead public tours every weekend. On Saturdays and Sundays, there is a Highlights tour focusing on the Museum’s collection at 1:00 p.m. At 2:00 p.m., the public tour focuses on the special exhibition or spotlights an area of the permanent collection.

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

Tours are free with admission.

Public Tours
Apr 7 @ 2:00 pm
Public Tours

Museum Guides lead public tours every weekend. On Saturdays and Sundays, there is a Highlights tour focusing on the Museum’s collection at 1:00 p.m. At 2:00 p.m., the public tour focuses on the special exhibition or spotlights an area of the permanent collection.

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

Tours are free with admission.

Apr
11
Thu
Conversations with Women Making a Difference in Delaware
Apr 11 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Conversations with Women Making a Difference in Delaware

Join us at the Delaware Art Museum on April 11 for the second in series of “Conversations with Women Making a Difference in Delaware: Claiming our Seat at the Table.”

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

Bring your friends — and bring the men in your life — to this fun and inspirational evening.

The event is jointly sponsored by Blue Blaze Associates and NEWS4Women.

The third and final 2018 date for the series of “Conversations with Women Making a Difference in Delaware” will be hosted by Delaware Art Museum on October 10, 2019. All programs will run from 5:30 – 7:30 pm.

Inside Look
Apr 11 @ 6:00 pm

Join us for an inside look and in-depth dialogue around Ernest Lawson’s Washington Bridge, New York City.

Apr
12
Fri
Glory of Stories
Apr 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.

March 1 Go, Shapes, Go! Denise Fleming
March 8 The Lion and the Mouse Jerry Pinkney
March 15 Uncle Remus Jerry Pinkney
March 22 The Glorious Flight: Across the Channel with Louis Bleriot Alice and Martin Provensen
March 29 Goldilocks and the Three Bears Jan Brett
April 5 Dinosaur Bob illustrated by William Edward Joyce
April 12 Miss Rumphius illustrated by Barbara Cooney
April 19 The Princess and the Pea Eve Tharlet
April 26 George shrinks William Joyce
May 3 The Night Circus Etienne Delessert
May 10 Where the Wild Things Are Maurice Sendak
May 17 The Magic Hat Mem Fox
May 24 Sky Color Peter H. Reynolds
May 31 Louise Loves Art Kelly Light
June 7 Up in the Garden, Down in the Dirt Kate Messner
June 14 Thunder Boy Jr. Sherman Alexie
June 21 Rainbow Fish Marcus Pfister

Group tour reservations are required for groups of 10 or more children.

Group Reservations

Chaperone guidelines and admission rates apply to reserved group tours. Click here for more information.

Apr
13
Sat
Public Tours
Apr 13 @ 1:00 pm
Public Tours

Museum Guides lead public tours every weekend. On Saturdays and Sundays, there is a Highlights tour focusing on the Museum’s collection at 1:00 p.m. At 2:00 p.m., the public tour focuses on the special exhibition or spotlights an area of the permanent collection.

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

Tours are free with admission.

Public Tours
Apr 13 @ 2:00 pm
Public Tours

Museum Guides lead public tours every weekend. On Saturdays and Sundays, there is a Highlights tour focusing on the Museum’s collection at 1:00 p.m. At 2:00 p.m., the public tour focuses on the special exhibition or spotlights an area of the permanent collection.

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

Tours are free with admission.

Apr
14
Sun
Family 2nd Sundays
Apr 14 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

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

9:00 a.m. Ages 4+ and their grownups.
Family Yoga 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. Ages 0–2 and their grownups.
Art Museum BabiesJoin us for circle time with songs, sensory play, and a baby-friendly visit with a special work of art.

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

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

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

Additional Programming

Sunday, April 14

1:00 p.m. All families.
Folktale Fun Performance – Folktale Fun is an interactive performance blending, story, music, and call-n-response into a high-energy program. Folktale Fun features nationally recognized storyteller TAHIRA. Clever spiders, signifying monkeys and grinnin’ buzzards are just some of the characters in the delightful tales TAHIRA will spin for families.

Museum Store: Book Signing and Presentation
Apr 14 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Museum Store: Book Signing and Presentation @ Museum Store

Author Ilona Holland and illustrator Judy Love will speak about and sign copies of their book The Lost Locket of Lewes.

Public Tours
Apr 14 @ 1:00 pm
Public Tours

Museum Guides lead public tours every weekend. On Saturdays and Sundays, there is a Highlights tour focusing on the Museum’s collection at 1:00 p.m. At 2:00 p.m., the public tour focuses on the special exhibition or spotlights an area of the permanent collection.

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

Tours are free with admission.

Inside Look
Apr 14 @ 2:00 pm

Join us for an inside look and in-depth dialogue around Ernest Lawson’s Washington Bridge, New York City.

Public Tours
Apr 14 @ 2:00 pm
Public Tours

Museum Guides lead public tours every weekend. On Saturdays and Sundays, there is a Highlights tour focusing on the Museum’s collection at 1:00 p.m. At 2:00 p.m., the public tour focuses on the special exhibition or spotlights an area of the permanent collection.

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

Tours are free with admission.

Apr
19
Fri
Glory of Stories
Apr 19 @ 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.

March 1 Go, Shapes, Go! Denise Fleming
March 8 The Lion and the Mouse Jerry Pinkney
March 15 Uncle Remus Jerry Pinkney
March 22 The Glorious Flight: Across the Channel with Louis Bleriot Alice and Martin Provensen
March 29 Goldilocks and the Three Bears Jan Brett
April 5 Dinosaur Bob illustrated by William Edward Joyce
April 12 Miss Rumphius illustrated by Barbara Cooney
April 19 The Princess and the Pea Eve Tharlet
April 26 George shrinks William Joyce
May 3 The Night Circus Etienne Delessert
May 10 Where the Wild Things Are Maurice Sendak
May 17 The Magic Hat Mem Fox
May 24 Sky Color Peter H. Reynolds
May 31 Louise Loves Art Kelly Light
June 7 Up in the Garden, Down in the Dirt Kate Messner
June 14 Thunder Boy Jr. Sherman Alexie
June 21 Rainbow Fish Marcus Pfister

Group tour reservations are required for groups of 10 or more children.

Group Reservations

Chaperone guidelines and admission rates apply to reserved group tours. Click here for more information.

Apr
20
Sat
Public Tours
Apr 20 @ 1:00 pm
Public Tours

Museum Guides lead public tours every weekend. On Saturdays and Sundays, there is a Highlights tour focusing on the Museum’s collection at 1:00 p.m. At 2:00 p.m., the public tour focuses on the special exhibition or spotlights an area of the permanent collection.

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

Tours are free with admission.

Public Tours
Apr 20 @ 2:00 pm
Public Tours

Museum Guides lead public tours every weekend. On Saturdays and Sundays, there is a Highlights tour focusing on the Museum’s collection at 1:00 p.m. At 2:00 p.m., the public tour focuses on the special exhibition or spotlights an area of the permanent collection.

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

Tours are free with admission.

Apr
21
Sun
Public Tours
Apr 21 @ 1:00 pm
Public Tours

Museum Guides lead public tours every weekend. On Saturdays and Sundays, there is a Highlights tour focusing on the Museum’s collection at 1:00 p.m. At 2:00 p.m., the public tour focuses on the special exhibition or spotlights an area of the permanent collection.

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

Tours are free with admission.

Public Tours
Apr 21 @ 2:00 pm
Public Tours

Museum Guides lead public tours every weekend. On Saturdays and Sundays, there is a Highlights tour focusing on the Museum’s collection at 1:00 p.m. At 2:00 p.m., the public tour focuses on the special exhibition or spotlights an area of the permanent collection.

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

Tours are free with admission.

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

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

February 28

Museums and Memorials

Join Christopher Tharp, University of Delaware PhD candidate, as he discusses excerpts of his thesis and leads conversation around art that is charged with cultural memory. There are four articles we will read in anticipation of this meeting which center around public art, memorial sites, and 9/11. RSVP for articles.

March 28

Color – A Natural History of the Palette

by Victoria Finlay (nonfiction)

Amazon

April 25

There’s a Mystery There – the primal vision of Maurice Sendak

by Jonathan Cott (nonfiction)

Available for purchase in the Museum Store.

May 30

The Last Painting of Sara de Vos

by Dominic Smith (fiction)

Amazon

June 27

Edward L. Loper Sr., The Prophet of Color

by Marilyn A. Bauman (nonfiction)

Available for purchase in the Museum Store.

July 25

Moon & Sixpence

by Somerset Maughan (fiction)

Amazon

August 29

The Youngest Doll

by Rosario Ferré and Jean Franco

Amazon

September 26

Oil and Marble: a novel of Leonardo and Michelangelo

by Stephanie Storey (fiction)

Amazon

October 24

Becoming

by Michelle Obama

Amazon

November 21

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

Sebastian Smee (nonfiction)

Amazon

December

No meeting

 

Apr
26
Fri
Glory of Stories
Apr 26 @ 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.

March 1 Go, Shapes, Go! Denise Fleming
March 8 The Lion and the Mouse Jerry Pinkney
March 15 Uncle Remus Jerry Pinkney
March 22 The Glorious Flight: Across the Channel with Louis Bleriot Alice and Martin Provensen
March 29 Goldilocks and the Three Bears Jan Brett
April 5 Dinosaur Bob illustrated by William Edward Joyce
April 12 Miss Rumphius illustrated by Barbara Cooney
April 19 The Princess and the Pea Eve Tharlet
April 26 George shrinks William Joyce
May 3 The Night Circus Etienne Delessert
May 10 Where the Wild Things Are Maurice Sendak
May 17 The Magic Hat Mem Fox
May 24 Sky Color Peter H. Reynolds
May 31 Louise Loves Art Kelly Light
June 7 Up in the Garden, Down in the Dirt Kate Messner
June 14 Thunder Boy Jr. Sherman Alexie
June 21 Rainbow Fish Marcus Pfister

Group tour reservations are required for groups of 10 or more children.

Group Reservations

Chaperone guidelines and admission rates apply to reserved group tours. Click here for more information.

Apr
27
Sat
Public Tours
Apr 27 @ 1:00 pm
Public Tours

Museum Guides lead public tours every weekend. On Saturdays and Sundays, there is a Highlights tour focusing on the Museum’s collection at 1:00 p.m. At 2:00 p.m., the public tour focuses on the special exhibition or spotlights an area of the permanent collection.

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

Tours are free with admission.

Public Tours
Apr 27 @ 2:00 pm
Public Tours

Museum Guides lead public tours every weekend. On Saturdays and Sundays, there is a Highlights tour focusing on the Museum’s collection at 1:00 p.m. At 2:00 p.m., the public tour focuses on the special exhibition or spotlights an area of the permanent collection.

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

Tours are free with admission.

Apr
28
Sun
Public Tours
Apr 28 @ 1:00 pm
Public Tours

Museum Guides lead public tours every weekend. On Saturdays and Sundays, there is a Highlights tour focusing on the Museum’s collection at 1:00 p.m. At 2:00 p.m., the public tour focuses on the special exhibition or spotlights an area of the permanent collection.

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

Tours are free with admission.

Mirrors and Windows: Diversity in Children’s Literature
Apr 28 @ 2:00 pm
Mirrors and Windows: Diversity in Children’s Literature

Educational consultant Dr. Tonya Leslie will explore the historical lack of diversity in children’s literature and suggest a framework for moving forward.

Public Tours
Apr 28 @ 2:00 pm
Public Tours

Museum Guides lead public tours every weekend. On Saturdays and Sundays, there is a Highlights tour focusing on the Museum’s collection at 1:00 p.m. At 2:00 p.m., the public tour focuses on the special exhibition or spotlights an area of the permanent collection.

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

Tours are free with admission.

May
2
Thu
Museum Guide Open House
May 2 @ 5:30 pm
Museum Guide Open House

Meet the incredible volunteer Guides and discover the Museum’s in-depth museum training program. Application information will be available.

Registration coming soon!

May
3
Fri
Glory of Stories
May 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.

March 1 Go, Shapes, Go! Denise Fleming
March 8 The Lion and the Mouse Jerry Pinkney
March 15 Uncle Remus Jerry Pinkney
March 22 The Glorious Flight: Across the Channel with Louis Bleriot Alice and Martin Provensen
March 29 Goldilocks and the Three Bears Jan Brett
April 5 Dinosaur Bob illustrated by William Edward Joyce
April 12 Miss Rumphius illustrated by Barbara Cooney
April 19 The Princess and the Pea Eve Tharlet
April 26 George shrinks William Joyce
May 3 The Night Circus Etienne Delessert
May 10 Where the Wild Things Are Maurice Sendak
May 17 The Magic Hat Mem Fox
May 24 Sky Color Peter H. Reynolds
May 31 Louise Loves Art Kelly Light
June 7 Up in the Garden, Down in the Dirt Kate Messner
June 14 Thunder Boy Jr. Sherman Alexie
June 21 Rainbow Fish Marcus Pfister

Group tour reservations are required for groups of 10 or more children.

Group Reservations

Chaperone guidelines and admission rates apply to reserved group tours. Click here for more information.

Art is Tasty
May 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).

2019 Topics

January 4: Stand Away From the Girl!, N.C. Wyeth | Register

February 1Absalom Jones, Raphaelle Peale | Register

March 1: Lady Lilith, Dante Gabriel Rossetti | Register

April 5: TBD (Selection from Fairy Tales to Nursery Rhymes.)

May 3: TBD (Talk comparing works by Loper, Jr. and Loper, Sr.)

June 7: Genius of Art and Genius of Literature, Howard Pyle

July 5:  TBD (Selection from Relational Undercurrents Exhibition)

August 2: Two Seated Figures, Charles Cajori

September 6: Spring and Autumn, Lydia Field Emmet

October 4: Three Rectangles Horizontal Jointed Gyratory III, George Rickey

November 1: TBD

December 6: Mandala, Gregory Gillespie

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

Museum Guides lead public tours every weekend. On Saturdays and Sundays, there is a Highlights tour focusing on the Museum’s collection at 1:00 p.m. At 2:00 p.m., the public tour focuses on the special exhibition or spotlights an area of the permanent collection.

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

Tours are free with admission.

World Labyrinth Day
May 4 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
World Labyrinth Day

World Labyrinth Day is celebrated around the world as a day for people to join and celebrate the labyrinth as a symbol for healing and peace.

Public Tours
May 4 @ 2:00 pm
Public Tours

Museum Guides lead public tours every weekend. On Saturdays and Sundays, there is a Highlights tour focusing on the Museum’s collection at 1:00 p.m. At 2:00 p.m., the public tour focuses on the special exhibition or spotlights an area of the permanent collection.

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

Tours are free with admission.

May
5
Sun
Stories from the Studio
May 5 @ 11:00 am
Stories from the Studio

Local community members taught by Edward Loper, Sr. will share their stories and memories of the artist and his works.

Public Tours
May 5 @ 1:00 pm
Public Tours

Museum Guides lead public tours every weekend. On Saturdays and Sundays, there is a Highlights tour focusing on the Museum’s collection at 1:00 p.m. At 2:00 p.m., the public tour focuses on the special exhibition or spotlights an area of the permanent collection.

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

Tours are free with admission.

Public Tours
May 5 @ 2:00 pm
Public Tours

Museum Guides lead public tours every weekend. On Saturdays and Sundays, there is a Highlights tour focusing on the Museum’s collection at 1:00 p.m. At 2:00 p.m., the public tour focuses on the special exhibition or spotlights an area of the permanent collection.

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

Tours are free with admission.

May
10
Fri
Glory of Stories
May 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.

March 1 Go, Shapes, Go! Denise Fleming
March 8 The Lion and the Mouse Jerry Pinkney
March 15 Uncle Remus Jerry Pinkney
March 22 The Glorious Flight: Across the Channel with Louis Bleriot Alice and Martin Provensen
March 29 Goldilocks and the Three Bears Jan Brett
April 5 Dinosaur Bob illustrated by William Edward Joyce
April 12 Miss Rumphius illustrated by Barbara Cooney
April 19 The Princess and the Pea Eve Tharlet
April 26 George shrinks William Joyce
May 3 The Night Circus Etienne Delessert
May 10 Where the Wild Things Are Maurice Sendak
May 17 The Magic Hat Mem Fox
May 24 Sky Color Peter H. Reynolds
May 31 Louise Loves Art Kelly Light
June 7 Up in the Garden, Down in the Dirt Kate Messner
June 14 Thunder Boy Jr. Sherman Alexie
June 21 Rainbow Fish Marcus Pfister

Group tour reservations are required for groups of 10 or more children.

Group Reservations

Chaperone guidelines and admission rates apply to reserved group tours. Click here for more information.

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

Museum Guides lead public tours every weekend. On Saturdays and Sundays, there is a Highlights tour focusing on the Museum’s collection at 1:00 p.m. At 2:00 p.m., the public tour focuses on the special exhibition or spotlights an area of the permanent collection.

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

Tours are free with admission.

Public Tours
May 11 @ 2:00 pm
Public Tours

Museum Guides lead public tours every weekend. On Saturdays and Sundays, there is a Highlights tour focusing on the Museum’s collection at 1:00 p.m. At 2:00 p.m., the public tour focuses on the special exhibition or spotlights an area of the permanent collection.

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

Tours are free with admission.

May
12
Sun
Family 2nd Sundays
May 12 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

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

9:00 a.m. Ages 4+ and their grownups.
Family Yoga 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. Ages 0–2 and their grownups.
Art Museum BabiesJoin us for circle time with songs, sensory play, and a baby-friendly visit with a special work of art.

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

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

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

Additional Programming

Sunday, April 14

1:00 p.m. All families.
Folktale Fun Performance – Folktale Fun is an interactive performance blending, story, music, and call-n-response into a high-energy program. Folktale Fun features nationally recognized storyteller TAHIRA. Clever spiders, signifying monkeys and grinnin’ buzzards are just some of the characters in the delightful tales TAHIRA will spin for families.

Public Tours
May 12 @ 1:00 pm
Public Tours

Museum Guides lead public tours every weekend. On Saturdays and Sundays, there is a Highlights tour focusing on the Museum’s collection at 1:00 p.m. At 2:00 p.m., the public tour focuses on the special exhibition or spotlights an area of the permanent collection.

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

Tours are free with admission.

Public Tours
May 12 @ 2:00 pm
Public Tours

Museum Guides lead public tours every weekend. On Saturdays and Sundays, there is a Highlights tour focusing on the Museum’s collection at 1:00 p.m. At 2:00 p.m., the public tour focuses on the special exhibition or spotlights an area of the permanent collection.

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

Tours are free with admission.

May
17
Fri
Glory of Stories
May 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.

March 1 Go, Shapes, Go! Denise Fleming
March 8 The Lion and the Mouse Jerry Pinkney
March 15 Uncle Remus Jerry Pinkney
March 22 The Glorious Flight: Across the Channel with Louis Bleriot Alice and Martin Provensen
March 29 Goldilocks and the Three Bears Jan Brett
April 5 Dinosaur Bob illustrated by William Edward Joyce
April 12 Miss Rumphius illustrated by Barbara Cooney
April 19 The Princess and the Pea Eve Tharlet
April 26 George shrinks William Joyce
May 3 The Night Circus Etienne Delessert
May 10 Where the Wild Things Are Maurice Sendak
May 17 The Magic Hat Mem Fox
May 24 Sky Color Peter H. Reynolds
May 31 Louise Loves Art Kelly Light
June 7 Up in the Garden, Down in the Dirt Kate Messner
June 14 Thunder Boy Jr. Sherman Alexie
June 21 Rainbow Fish Marcus Pfister

Group tour reservations are required for groups of 10 or more children.

Group Reservations

Chaperone guidelines and admission rates apply to reserved group tours. Click here for more information.

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

Museum Guides lead public tours every weekend. On Saturdays and Sundays, there is a Highlights tour focusing on the Museum’s collection at 1:00 p.m. At 2:00 p.m., the public tour focuses on the special exhibition or spotlights an area of the permanent collection.

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

Tours are free with admission.

Public Tours
May 18 @ 2:00 pm
Public Tours

Museum Guides lead public tours every weekend. On Saturdays and Sundays, there is a Highlights tour focusing on the Museum’s collection at 1:00 p.m. At 2:00 p.m., the public tour focuses on the special exhibition or spotlights an area of the permanent collection.

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

Tours are free with admission.

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

Museum Guides lead public tours every weekend. On Saturdays and Sundays, there is a Highlights tour focusing on the Museum’s collection at 1:00 p.m. At 2:00 p.m., the public tour focuses on the special exhibition or spotlights an area of the permanent collection.

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

Tours are free with admission.

Public Tours
May 19 @ 2:00 pm
Public Tours

Museum Guides lead public tours every weekend. On Saturdays and Sundays, there is a Highlights tour focusing on the Museum’s collection at 1:00 p.m. At 2:00 p.m., the public tour focuses on the special exhibition or spotlights an area of the permanent collection.

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

Tours are free with admission.

May
24
Fri
Glory of Stories
May 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.

March 1 Go, Shapes, Go! Denise Fleming
March 8 The Lion and the Mouse Jerry Pinkney
March 15 Uncle Remus Jerry Pinkney
March 22 The Glorious Flight: Across the Channel with Louis Bleriot Alice and Martin Provensen
March 29 Goldilocks and the Three Bears Jan Brett
April 5 Dinosaur Bob illustrated by William Edward Joyce
April 12 Miss Rumphius illustrated by Barbara Cooney
April 19 The Princess and the Pea Eve Tharlet
April 26 George shrinks William Joyce
May 3 The Night Circus Etienne Delessert
May 10 Where the Wild Things Are Maurice Sendak
May 17 The Magic Hat Mem Fox
May 24 Sky Color Peter H. Reynolds
May 31 Louise Loves Art Kelly Light
June 7 Up in the Garden, Down in the Dirt Kate Messner
June 14 Thunder Boy Jr. Sherman Alexie
June 21 Rainbow Fish Marcus Pfister

Group tour reservations are required for groups of 10 or more children.

Group Reservations

Chaperone guidelines and admission rates apply to reserved group tours. Click here for more information.

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

Museum Guides lead public tours every weekend. On Saturdays and Sundays, there is a Highlights tour focusing on the Museum’s collection at 1:00 p.m. At 2:00 p.m., the public tour focuses on the special exhibition or spotlights an area of the permanent collection.

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

Tours are free with admission.

Public Tours
May 25 @ 2:00 pm
Public Tours

Museum Guides lead public tours every weekend. On Saturdays and Sundays, there is a Highlights tour focusing on the Museum’s collection at 1:00 p.m. At 2:00 p.m., the public tour focuses on the special exhibition or spotlights an area of the permanent collection.

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

Tours are free with admission.

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

Museum Guides lead public tours every weekend. On Saturdays and Sundays, there is a Highlights tour focusing on the Museum’s collection at 1:00 p.m. At 2:00 p.m., the public tour focuses on the special exhibition or spotlights an area of the permanent collection.

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

Tours are free with admission.

Public Tours
May 26 @ 2:00 pm
Public Tours

Museum Guides lead public tours every weekend. On Saturdays and Sundays, there is a Highlights tour focusing on the Museum’s collection at 1:00 p.m. At 2:00 p.m., the public tour focuses on the special exhibition or spotlights an area of the permanent collection.

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

Tours are free with admission.

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

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

February 28

Museums and Memorials

Join Christopher Tharp, University of Delaware PhD candidate, as he discusses excerpts of his thesis and leads conversation around art that is charged with cultural memory. There are four articles we will read in anticipation of this meeting which center around public art, memorial sites, and 9/11. RSVP for articles.

March 28

Color – A Natural History of the Palette

by Victoria Finlay (nonfiction)

Amazon

April 25

There’s a Mystery There – the primal vision of Maurice Sendak

by Jonathan Cott (nonfiction)

Available for purchase in the Museum Store.

May 30

The Last Painting of Sara de Vos

by Dominic Smith (fiction)

Amazon

June 27

Edward L. Loper Sr., The Prophet of Color

by Marilyn A. Bauman (nonfiction)

Available for purchase in the Museum Store.

July 25

Moon & Sixpence

by Somerset Maughan (fiction)

Amazon

August 29

The Youngest Doll

by Rosario Ferré and Jean Franco

Amazon

September 26

Oil and Marble: a novel of Leonardo and Michelangelo

by Stephanie Storey (fiction)

Amazon

October 24

Becoming

by Michelle Obama

Amazon

November 21

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

Sebastian Smee (nonfiction)

Amazon

December

No meeting

 

May
31
Fri
Glory of Stories
May 31 @ 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.

March 1 Go, Shapes, Go! Denise Fleming
March 8 The Lion and the Mouse Jerry Pinkney
March 15 Uncle Remus Jerry Pinkney
March 22 The Glorious Flight: Across the Channel with Louis Bleriot Alice and Martin Provensen
March 29 Goldilocks and the Three Bears Jan Brett
April 5 Dinosaur Bob illustrated by William Edward Joyce
April 12 Miss Rumphius illustrated by Barbara Cooney
April 19 The Princess and the Pea Eve Tharlet
April 26 George shrinks William Joyce
May 3 The Night Circus Etienne Delessert
May 10 Where the Wild Things Are Maurice Sendak
May 17 The Magic Hat Mem Fox
May 24 Sky Color Peter H. Reynolds
May 31 Louise Loves Art Kelly Light
June 7 Up in the Garden, Down in the Dirt Kate Messner
June 14 Thunder Boy Jr. Sherman Alexie
June 21 Rainbow Fish Marcus Pfister

Group tour reservations are required for groups of 10 or more children.

Group Reservations

Chaperone guidelines and admission rates apply to reserved group tours. Click here for more information.

Backyard Bash
May 31 @ 6:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Backyard Bash

Kick off the summer at the Museum’s annual community festival in the Copeland Sculpture Garden. Tickets will be available for purchase online soon or at the door.

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

Museum Guides lead public tours every weekend. On Saturdays and Sundays, there is a Highlights tour focusing on the Museum’s collection at 1:00 p.m. At 2:00 p.m., the public tour focuses on the special exhibition or spotlights an area of the permanent collection.

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

Tours are free with admission.

Public Tours
Jun 1 @ 2:00 pm
Public Tours

Museum Guides lead public tours every weekend. On Saturdays and Sundays, there is a Highlights tour focusing on the Museum’s collection at 1:00 p.m. At 2:00 p.m., the public tour focuses on the special exhibition or spotlights an area of the permanent collection.

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

Tours are free with admission.

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

Museum Guides lead public tours every weekend. On Saturdays and Sundays, there is a Highlights tour focusing on the Museum’s collection at 1:00 p.m. At 2:00 p.m., the public tour focuses on the special exhibition or spotlights an area of the permanent collection.

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

Tours are free with admission.

Public Tours
Jun 2 @ 2:00 pm
Public Tours

Museum Guides lead public tours every weekend. On Saturdays and Sundays, there is a Highlights tour focusing on the Museum’s collection at 1:00 p.m. At 2:00 p.m., the public tour focuses on the special exhibition or spotlights an area of the permanent collection.

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

Tours are free with admission.

Jun
7
Fri
Glory of Stories
Jun 7 @ 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.

March 1 Go, Shapes, Go! Denise Fleming
March 8 The Lion and the Mouse Jerry Pinkney
March 15 Uncle Remus Jerry Pinkney
March 22 The Glorious Flight: Across the Channel with Louis Bleriot Alice and Martin Provensen
March 29 Goldilocks and the Three Bears Jan Brett
April 5 Dinosaur Bob illustrated by William Edward Joyce
April 12 Miss Rumphius illustrated by Barbara Cooney
April 19 The Princess and the Pea Eve Tharlet
April 26 George shrinks William Joyce
May 3 The Night Circus Etienne Delessert
May 10 Where the Wild Things Are Maurice Sendak
May 17 The Magic Hat Mem Fox
May 24 Sky Color Peter H. Reynolds
May 31 Louise Loves Art Kelly Light
June 7 Up in the Garden, Down in the Dirt Kate Messner
June 14 Thunder Boy Jr. Sherman Alexie
June 21 Rainbow Fish Marcus Pfister

Group tour reservations are required for groups of 10 or more children.

Group Reservations

Chaperone guidelines and admission rates apply to reserved group tours. Click here for more information.

Art is Tasty
Jun 7 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Art is Tasty

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

2019 Topics

January 4: Stand Away From the Girl!, N.C. Wyeth | Register

February 1Absalom Jones, Raphaelle Peale | Register

March 1: Lady Lilith, Dante Gabriel Rossetti | Register

April 5: TBD (Selection from Fairy Tales to Nursery Rhymes.)

May 3: TBD (Talk comparing works by Loper, Jr. and Loper, Sr.)

June 7: Genius of Art and Genius of Literature, Howard Pyle

July 5:  TBD (Selection from Relational Undercurrents Exhibition)

August 2: Two Seated Figures, Charles Cajori

September 6: Spring and Autumn, Lydia Field Emmet

October 4: Three Rectangles Horizontal Jointed Gyratory III, George Rickey

November 1: TBD

December 6: Mandala, Gregory Gillespie

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

Museum Guides lead public tours every weekend. On Saturdays and Sundays, there is a Highlights tour focusing on the Museum’s collection at 1:00 p.m. At 2:00 p.m., the public tour focuses on the special exhibition or spotlights an area of the permanent collection.

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

Tours are free with admission.

Public Tours
Jun 8 @ 2:00 pm
Public Tours

Museum Guides lead public tours every weekend. On Saturdays and Sundays, there is a Highlights tour focusing on the Museum’s collection at 1:00 p.m. At 2:00 p.m., the public tour focuses on the special exhibition or spotlights an area of the permanent collection.

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

Tours are free with admission.

Jun
9
Sun
Family 2nd Sundays
Jun 9 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

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

9:00 a.m. Ages 4+ and their grownups.
Family Yoga 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. Ages 0–2 and their grownups.
Art Museum BabiesJoin us for circle time with songs, sensory play, and a baby-friendly visit with a special work of art.

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

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

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

Additional Programming

Sunday, April 14

1:00 p.m. All families.
Folktale Fun Performance – Folktale Fun is an interactive performance blending, story, music, and call-n-response into a high-energy program. Folktale Fun features nationally recognized storyteller TAHIRA. Clever spiders, signifying monkeys and grinnin’ buzzards are just some of the characters in the delightful tales TAHIRA will spin for families.

Public Tours
Jun 9 @ 1:00 pm
Public Tours

Museum Guides lead public tours every weekend. On Saturdays and Sundays, there is a Highlights tour focusing on the Museum’s collection at 1:00 p.m. At 2:00 p.m., the public tour focuses on the special exhibition or spotlights an area of the permanent collection.

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

Tours are free with admission.

Public Tours
Jun 9 @ 2:00 pm
Public Tours

Museum Guides lead public tours every weekend. On Saturdays and Sundays, there is a Highlights tour focusing on the Museum’s collection at 1:00 p.m. At 2:00 p.m., the public tour focuses on the special exhibition or spotlights an area of the permanent collection.

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

Tours are free with admission.

Jun
14
Fri
Glory of Stories
Jun 14 @ 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.

March 1 Go, Shapes, Go! Denise Fleming
March 8 The Lion and the Mouse Jerry Pinkney
March 15 Uncle Remus Jerry Pinkney
March 22 The Glorious Flight: Across the Channel with Louis Bleriot Alice and Martin Provensen
March 29 Goldilocks and the Three Bears Jan Brett
April 5 Dinosaur Bob illustrated by William Edward Joyce
April 12 Miss Rumphius illustrated by Barbara Cooney
April 19 The Princess and the Pea Eve Tharlet
April 26 George shrinks William Joyce
May 3 The Night Circus Etienne Delessert
May 10 Where the Wild Things Are Maurice Sendak
May 17 The Magic Hat Mem Fox
May 24 Sky Color Peter H. Reynolds
May 31 Louise Loves Art Kelly Light
June 7 Up in the Garden, Down in the Dirt Kate Messner
June 14 Thunder Boy Jr. Sherman Alexie
June 21 Rainbow Fish Marcus Pfister

Group tour reservations are required for groups of 10 or more children.

Group Reservations

Chaperone guidelines and admission rates apply to reserved group tours. Click here for more information.

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

Museum Guides lead public tours every weekend. On Saturdays and Sundays, there is a Highlights tour focusing on the Museum’s collection at 1:00 p.m. At 2:00 p.m., the public tour focuses on the special exhibition or spotlights an area of the permanent collection.

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

Tours are free with admission.

Public Tours
Jun 15 @ 2:00 pm
Public Tours

Museum Guides lead public tours every weekend. On Saturdays and Sundays, there is a Highlights tour focusing on the Museum’s collection at 1:00 p.m. At 2:00 p.m., the public tour focuses on the special exhibition or spotlights an area of the permanent collection.

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

Tours are free with admission.

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

Museum Guides lead public tours every weekend. On Saturdays and Sundays, there is a Highlights tour focusing on the Museum’s collection at 1:00 p.m. At 2:00 p.m., the public tour focuses on the special exhibition or spotlights an area of the permanent collection.

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

Tours are free with admission.

Public Tours
Jun 16 @ 2:00 pm
Public Tours

Museum Guides lead public tours every weekend. On Saturdays and Sundays, there is a Highlights tour focusing on the Museum’s collection at 1:00 p.m. At 2:00 p.m., the public tour focuses on the special exhibition or spotlights an area of the permanent collection.

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

Tours are free with admission.

Jun
21
Fri
Glory of Stories
Jun 21 @ 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.

March 1 Go, Shapes, Go! Denise Fleming
March 8 The Lion and the Mouse Jerry Pinkney
March 15 Uncle Remus Jerry Pinkney
March 22 The Glorious Flight: Across the Channel with Louis Bleriot Alice and Martin Provensen
March 29 Goldilocks and the Three Bears Jan Brett
April 5 Dinosaur Bob illustrated by William Edward Joyce
April 12 Miss Rumphius illustrated by Barbara Cooney
April 19 The Princess and the Pea Eve Tharlet
April 26 George shrinks William Joyce
May 3 The Night Circus Etienne Delessert
May 10 Where the Wild Things Are Maurice Sendak
May 17 The Magic Hat Mem Fox
May 24 Sky Color Peter H. Reynolds
May 31 Louise Loves Art Kelly Light
June 7 Up in the Garden, Down in the Dirt Kate Messner
June 14 Thunder Boy Jr. Sherman Alexie
June 21 Rainbow Fish Marcus Pfister

Group tour reservations are required for groups of 10 or more children.

Group Reservations

Chaperone guidelines and admission rates apply to reserved group tours. Click here for more information.

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

Museum Guides lead public tours every weekend. On Saturdays and Sundays, there is a Highlights tour focusing on the Museum’s collection at 1:00 p.m. At 2:00 p.m., the public tour focuses on the special exhibition or spotlights an area of the permanent collection.

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

Tours are free with admission.

Public Tours
Jun 22 @ 2:00 pm
Public Tours

Museum Guides lead public tours every weekend. On Saturdays and Sundays, there is a Highlights tour focusing on the Museum’s collection at 1:00 p.m. At 2:00 p.m., the public tour focuses on the special exhibition or spotlights an area of the permanent collection.

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

Tours are free with admission.

Jun
23
Sun
Public Tours
Jun 23 @ 1:00 pm
Public Tours

Museum Guides lead public tours every weekend. On Saturdays and Sundays, there is a Highlights tour focusing on the Museum’s collection at 1:00 p.m. At 2:00 p.m., the public tour focuses on the special exhibition or spotlights an area of the permanent collection.

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

Tours are free with admission.

Public Tours
Jun 23 @ 2:00 pm
Public Tours

Museum Guides lead public tours every weekend. On Saturdays and Sundays, there is a Highlights tour focusing on the Museum’s collection at 1:00 p.m. At 2:00 p.m., the public tour focuses on the special exhibition or spotlights an area of the permanent collection.

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

Tours are free with admission.

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

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

February 28

Museums and Memorials

Join Christopher Tharp, University of Delaware PhD candidate, as he discusses excerpts of his thesis and leads conversation around art that is charged with cultural memory. There are four articles we will read in anticipation of this meeting which center around public art, memorial sites, and 9/11. RSVP for articles.

March 28

Color – A Natural History of the Palette

by Victoria Finlay (nonfiction)

Amazon

April 25

There’s a Mystery There – the primal vision of Maurice Sendak

by Jonathan Cott (nonfiction)

Available for purchase in the Museum Store.

May 30

The Last Painting of Sara de Vos

by Dominic Smith (fiction)

Amazon

June 27

Edward L. Loper Sr., The Prophet of Color

by Marilyn A. Bauman (nonfiction)

Available for purchase in the Museum Store.

July 25

Moon & Sixpence

by Somerset Maughan (fiction)

Amazon

August 29

The Youngest Doll

by Rosario Ferré and Jean Franco

Amazon

September 26

Oil and Marble: a novel of Leonardo and Michelangelo

by Stephanie Storey (fiction)

Amazon

October 24

Becoming

by Michelle Obama

Amazon

November 21

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

Sebastian Smee (nonfiction)

Amazon

December

No meeting

 

Jun
28
Fri
Glory of Stories
Jun 28 @ 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.

March 1 Go, Shapes, Go! Denise Fleming
March 8 The Lion and the Mouse Jerry Pinkney
March 15 Uncle Remus Jerry Pinkney
March 22 The Glorious Flight: Across the Channel with Louis Bleriot Alice and Martin Provensen
March 29 Goldilocks and the Three Bears Jan Brett
April 5 Dinosaur Bob illustrated by William Edward Joyce
April 12 Miss Rumphius illustrated by Barbara Cooney
April 19 The Princess and the Pea Eve Tharlet
April 26 George shrinks William Joyce
May 3 The Night Circus Etienne Delessert
May 10 Where the Wild Things Are Maurice Sendak
May 17 The Magic Hat Mem Fox
May 24 Sky Color Peter H. Reynolds
May 31 Louise Loves Art Kelly Light
June 7 Up in the Garden, Down in the Dirt Kate Messner
June 14 Thunder Boy Jr. Sherman Alexie
June 21 Rainbow Fish Marcus Pfister

Group tour reservations are required for groups of 10 or more children.

Group Reservations

Chaperone guidelines and admission rates apply to reserved group tours. Click here for more information.

Jun
29
Sat
Public Tours
Jun 29 @ 1:00 pm
Public Tours

Museum Guides lead public tours every weekend. On Saturdays and Sundays, there is a Highlights tour focusing on the Museum’s collection at 1:00 p.m. At 2:00 p.m., the public tour focuses on the special exhibition or spotlights an area of the permanent collection.

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

Tours are free with admission.

Public Tours
Jun 29 @ 2:00 pm
Public Tours

Museum Guides lead public tours every weekend. On Saturdays and Sundays, there is a Highlights tour focusing on the Museum’s collection at 1:00 p.m. At 2:00 p.m., the public tour focuses on the special exhibition or spotlights an area of the permanent collection.

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

Tours are free with admission.

Jun
30
Sun
Public Tours
Jun 30 @ 1:00 pm
Public Tours

Museum Guides lead public tours every weekend. On Saturdays and Sundays, there is a Highlights tour focusing on the Museum’s collection at 1:00 p.m. At 2:00 p.m., the public tour focuses on the special exhibition or spotlights an area of the permanent collection.

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

Tours are free with admission.

Public Tours
Jun 30 @ 2:00 pm
Public Tours

Museum Guides lead public tours every weekend. On Saturdays and Sundays, there is a Highlights tour focusing on the Museum’s collection at 1:00 p.m. At 2:00 p.m., the public tour focuses on the special exhibition or spotlights an area of the permanent collection.

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

Tours are free with admission.