PROGRAMS & EVENTS

Jan
17
Thu
Women’s Suffragists Movement: Purple Sashes to Pink Hats
Jan 17 @ 6:00 pm
Women's Suffragists Movement: Purple Sashes to Pink Hats

YWCA Delaware brings you the first Investors Cabinet of 2019—”The Women’s Suffragists Movement: Purple Sashes to Pink Hats.” Partnering with YWCA Delaware for this event are the Delaware Art Museum and the Turning Point Suffragists Memorial.

Please join us to learn about:

  • Barbara Bodichon, an early female participant in the Pre-Raphaelite movement and a tireless reformer and women’s rights champion, presented by  Margaretta Frederick, Curator of the Bancroft Pre-Raphaelite Collection
  • The Turning Points Suffragists Memorial, a history of the suffragists movement, presented by Staci Burton
  • A brief history of Mary Ann Shad Cary, presented by historian Lora Englehart;
  • An update on the Delaware Women’s March, presented by Donna Shand.
Jan
18
Fri
Glory of Stories
Jan 18 @ 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.

Jan 11 Me and Uncle Romie, Claire Hartfield
Jan 18 The Patchwork Quilt, Valerie Flournoy
Jan 25 Lanterns and Firecrackers: A Chinese New Year Story, Jonny Zucker

Feb 1 Regina’s Big Mistake, Marissa Moss
Feb 8 Somebody Loves You, Mr. Hatch, Eileen Spinelli
Feb 15 Oh, the Places You’ll Go!, Dr. Seuss
Feb 22 Under and Over the Snow, Kate Messner

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.

Jan
21
Mon
Martin Luther King, Jr., Day of Service
Jan 21 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
Martin Luther King, Jr., Day of Service

Celebrate the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., at the Museum in partnership with One Village Alliance and Raising Kings. Activities include tours of the collection, art-making, mentorship opportunities, and more.

Potential Inclement Weather: Check back here or on our Facebook page for event updates.

Performers:

Sam McGarvey, Poetry Out Loud Delaware Winner
Jea Street, Jr
Jah
Chet’la Sebreee
Reed’s Refuge
Young Seda

Raising Kings 2019

Click on the links below to register for an event.

Raising KINGS is a collaborative commitment to change the image and expectations of African American males by elevating the level of positive male engagement in the lives of boys. One Village Alliance leads this effort to build capacity among Men and Boys of Color by leveraging the community’s existing assets, resources and connections.

Monday, January 21: MLK Day of Service
Wednesday, January 23:  Chess Challenge
Saturday, January 26:  RK Conference
Saturday, January 26: Street Law Session
Sunday, January 27: Prayerand Call to Action
Wednesday, January 30:  Movie Screening and Talk Back

Jan
23
Wed
Raising Kings Chess Challenge 
Jan 23 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Raising Kings Chess Challenge  @ Ferris School For Boys 

Chess knowledge not required. Join us for an evening of mentoring and relationship building inside the Ferris School for Boys.

Raising Kings 2019

Click on the links below to register for an event.

Raising KINGS is a collaborative commitment to change the image and expectations of African American males by elevating the level of positive male engagement in the lives of boys. One Village Alliance leads this effort to build capacity among Men and Boys of Color by leveraging the community’s existing assets, resources and connections.

Monday, January 21: MLK Day of Service
Wednesday, January 23:  Chess Challenge
Saturday, January 26:  RK Conference
Saturday, January 26: Street Law Session
Sunday, January 27: Prayerand Call to Action
Wednesday, January 30:  Movie Screening and Talk Back

Jan
24
Thu
Connected Series Open House
Jan 24 @ 6:00 pm
Connected Series Open House

The Connected Series engages local creative community members to produce arts-based programs at the Museum. Join us for appetizers, a cash bar, and a short introduction to the Connected Series followed by time to network, share skills, and brainstorm ideas with fellow community leaders and groups.  Pre-register for a free drink ticket.

Learn more about the Connected Series.

Curator Conversation: Politics and Paint: Barbara Bodichon and the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood
Jan 24 @ 6:00 pm
Curator Conversation: Politics and Paint: Barbara Bodichon and the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood

Delve deep into the watercolors and biography of Barbara Bodichon on a tour with Curator Margaretta Frederick.

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

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

Jan 11 Me and Uncle Romie, Claire Hartfield
Jan 18 The Patchwork Quilt, Valerie Flournoy
Jan 25 Lanterns and Firecrackers: A Chinese New Year Story, Jonny Zucker

Feb 1 Regina’s Big Mistake, Marissa Moss
Feb 8 Somebody Loves You, Mr. Hatch, Eileen Spinelli
Feb 15 Oh, the Places You’ll Go!, Dr. Seuss
Feb 22 Under and Over the Snow, Kate Messner

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.

Jan
26
Sat
Raising Kings Conference
Jan 26 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Raising Kings Conference @ P.S. DuPont Middle School

Men, boys, family members and practitioners gather to interrupt the generational crisis of failure to create a counter-culture of fortitude, greatness, cultural awareness, and selfrespect. Come early for breakfast, lunch, and a powerful day of activities! Explosive performances. $300 basketball shootout. Around the world competition for $300 cash prize. Must register and check in on site before 10AM at the conference. $1000 business pitch competition. Ages 8 – 18 must register in the semi-finals (Feb. 7) and present a winning idea! Engaging dialogue on generational wealth, trauma, business mogul secrets, social justice, mothers raising sons, sports, media and masculinity, educating black males, race, advocacy and college, and decoding the 1st Amendment. Artists, exhibitors, and volunteers needed. Contact  Chandra@iamthevillage.org for more info. 

Raising Kings 2019

Click on the links below to register for an event.

Raising KINGS is a collaborative commitment to change the image and expectations of African American males by elevating the level of positive male engagement in the lives of boys. One Village Alliance leads this effort to build capacity among Men and Boys of Color by leveraging the community’s existing assets, resources and connections.

Monday, January 21: MLK Day of Service
Wednesday, January 23:  Chess Challenge
Saturday, January 26:  RK Conference
Saturday, January 26: Street Law Session
Sunday, January 27: Prayerand Call to Action
Wednesday, January 30:  Movie Screening and Talk Back

Jan
27
Sun
Artist Demonstrations
Jan 27 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Artist Demonstrations

Visit with artists from the Juried Craft Exhibition and watch as they demonstrate their craft techniques.

Sunday, January 6 | 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Leslie Pontz (crochet)
Sunday, January 27 | 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Kimberly Hall and Justin Hardison (screenprinting)

About the Exhibition

Juried Craft Exhibition
October 20, 2018 – January 27, 2019

For over 90 years, the Delaware Art Museum has showcased contemporary craft in its temporary exhibitions by artists working locally and throughout the region. Capitalizing on the Museum’s popular annual exhibitions of drawings, prints, paintings, sculptures, and watercolors, the first juried Contemporary Crafts Show was formally established in 1958. Since then, a rich array of woodwork, ceramics, furniture, jewelry, textiles, metalwork, glass, enamel, and leather has been selected by jurors from museums and universities located throughout the United States. Selected by Haystack Mountain School of Crafts Director and juror Paul Sacaridiz, the 2018 Juried Craft Exhibition will celebrate this long history and one of the most vital modes of artistic production today.

Jan
31
Thu
DelArt Readers: Book Club
Jan 31 @ 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.

January 31

The Woman in White

by Willkie Collins

Available for purchase in the Museum Store.

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)

Buy it on Amazon.

April 25

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

by Jonathan Cott (nonfiction)

Buy it on Amazon.

May 30

The Last Painting of Sara de Vos

by Dominic Smith (fiction)

Buy it on Amazon.

June 27

Edward L. Loper Sr., The Prophet of Color

by Marilyn A. Bauman (nonfiction)

July 25

Moon & Sixpence

by Somerset Maughan (fiction)

Buy it on Amazon.

August 29

TBD

September 26

TBD

October 24

Oil and Marble: a novel of Leonardo and Michelangelo

by Stephanie Storey (fiction)

Buy it on Amazon.

November 21

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

Sebastian Smee (nonfiction)

Buy it on Amazon.

December

No meeting

 

Inside Look
Jan 31 @ 6:00 pm
Inside Look

Join us for an inside look and in-depth dialogue around a single work of art on a tour led by local graduate students.

Feb
1
Fri
Glory of Stories
Feb 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.

Jan 11 Me and Uncle Romie, Claire Hartfield
Jan 18 The Patchwork Quilt, Valerie Flournoy
Jan 25 Lanterns and Firecrackers: A Chinese New Year Story, Jonny Zucker

Feb 1 Regina’s Big Mistake, Marissa Moss
Feb 8 Somebody Loves You, Mr. Hatch, Eileen Spinelli
Feb 15 Oh, the Places You’ll Go!, Dr. Seuss
Feb 22 Under and Over the Snow, Kate Messner

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
Feb 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).

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 the Droller Exhibition)

May 3: TBD (Selection from the Loper Exhibition)

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

Feb
2
Sat
Inside Look
Feb 2 @ 2:00 pm
Inside Look

Join us for an inside look and in-depth dialogue around a single work of art on a tour led by local graduate students.

Feb
3
Sun
Curator Conversation: Politics and Paint: Barbara Bodichon and the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood
Feb 3 @ 2:00 pm
Curator Conversation: Politics and Paint: Barbara Bodichon and the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood

Delve deep into the watercolors and biography of Barbara Bodichon on a tour with Curator Margaretta Frederick.

Feb
8
Fri
Glory of Stories
Feb 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.

Jan 11 Me and Uncle Romie, Claire Hartfield
Jan 18 The Patchwork Quilt, Valerie Flournoy
Jan 25 Lanterns and Firecrackers: A Chinese New Year Story, Jonny Zucker

Feb 1 Regina’s Big Mistake, Marissa Moss
Feb 8 Somebody Loves You, Mr. Hatch, Eileen Spinelli
Feb 15 Oh, the Places You’ll Go!, Dr. Seuss
Feb 22 Under and Over the Snow, Kate Messner

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.

Feb
10
Sun
Family Second Sundays
Feb 10 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Family Second Sundays

Drop-in on Second Sundays for a full day of programs designed for families.

10:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

Art Museum Babies 
Join us for circle time with songs, sensory play, and a baby-friendly visit with a special work of art. Ages 0–2 and their grownups.

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.

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. All families welcome.

Noon – 3:00 p.m.

Sunday Studio
Create art together and learn about new materials and techniques from a professional teaching artist. Ages 6+ and their grownups.

Family Second Sundays Presents Chinese New Year Celebration: Year of the Pig

Sunday, February 10 | 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Celebrate Chinese New Year at the Delaware Art Museum! This popular family program includes traditional Chinese art, activities and demonstrations with a special presentation by the Renaissance Chinese Opera Society. The Chinese American Community Center Folk and Lion Dance Troupes and Yo-Yo Club will perform. This program is co-presented with the Hanlin Chinese Culture Association. Free. Family Friendly.

Chinese New Year Celebration: Year of the Pig
Feb 10 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
Chinese New Year Celebration: Year of the Pig

Celebrate Chinese New Year at the Delaware Art Museum! This popular family program includes traditional Chinese art, activities and demonstrations with a special presentation by the Renaissance Chinese Opera Society. The Chinese American Community Center Folk and Lion Dance Troupes and Yo-Yo Club will perform. This program is co-presented with the Hanlin Chinese Culture Association. Family Friendly.

Sunday Studio
Feb 10 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Sunday Studio

Each month, adults and children can create art together and experiment with new materials, techniques, and themes in the Bank of America Education Wing Studios—no reservations required! Recommended for ages 6+ and adults.

November 11 Fantastic Felting
December 9 Caste Sculptures
January 13 Sgraffito Tiles
February 10 Chinese New Year

Starting in January 2019 – Family Second Sundays!

Feb
15
Fri
Glory of Stories
Feb 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.

Jan 11 Me and Uncle Romie, Claire Hartfield
Jan 18 The Patchwork Quilt, Valerie Flournoy
Jan 25 Lanterns and Firecrackers: A Chinese New Year Story, Jonny Zucker

Feb 1 Regina’s Big Mistake, Marissa Moss
Feb 8 Somebody Loves You, Mr. Hatch, Eileen Spinelli
Feb 15 Oh, the Places You’ll Go!, Dr. Seuss
Feb 22 Under and Over the Snow, Kate Messner

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.

Feb
22
Fri
Glory of Stories
Feb 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.

Jan 11 Me and Uncle Romie, Claire Hartfield
Jan 18 The Patchwork Quilt, Valerie Flournoy
Jan 25 Lanterns and Firecrackers: A Chinese New Year Story, Jonny Zucker

Feb 1 Regina’s Big Mistake, Marissa Moss
Feb 8 Somebody Loves You, Mr. Hatch, Eileen Spinelli
Feb 15 Oh, the Places You’ll Go!, Dr. Seuss
Feb 22 Under and Over the Snow, Kate Messner

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.

Feb
28
Thu
DelArt Readers: Book Club
Feb 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.

January 31

The Woman in White

by Willkie Collins

Available for purchase in the Museum Store.

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)

Buy it on Amazon.

April 25

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

by Jonathan Cott (nonfiction)

Buy it on Amazon.

May 30

The Last Painting of Sara de Vos

by Dominic Smith (fiction)

Buy it on Amazon.

June 27

Edward L. Loper Sr., The Prophet of Color

by Marilyn A. Bauman (nonfiction)

July 25

Moon & Sixpence

by Somerset Maughan (fiction)

Buy it on Amazon.

August 29

TBD

September 26

TBD

October 24

Oil and Marble: a novel of Leonardo and Michelangelo

by Stephanie Storey (fiction)

Buy it on Amazon.

November 21

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

Sebastian Smee (nonfiction)

Buy it on Amazon.

December

No meeting

 

Mar
1
Fri
Glory of Stories
Mar 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.

Jan 11 Me and Uncle Romie, Claire Hartfield
Jan 18 The Patchwork Quilt, Valerie Flournoy
Jan 25 Lanterns and Firecrackers: A Chinese New Year Story, Jonny Zucker

Feb 1 Regina’s Big Mistake, Marissa Moss
Feb 8 Somebody Loves You, Mr. Hatch, Eileen Spinelli
Feb 15 Oh, the Places You’ll Go!, Dr. Seuss
Feb 22 Under and Over the Snow, Kate Messner

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
Mar 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).

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 the Droller Exhibition)

May 3: TBD (Selection from the Loper Exhibition)

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

Mar
8
Fri
Glory of Stories
Mar 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.

Jan 11 Me and Uncle Romie, Claire Hartfield
Jan 18 The Patchwork Quilt, Valerie Flournoy
Jan 25 Lanterns and Firecrackers: A Chinese New Year Story, Jonny Zucker

Feb 1 Regina’s Big Mistake, Marissa Moss
Feb 8 Somebody Loves You, Mr. Hatch, Eileen Spinelli
Feb 15 Oh, the Places You’ll Go!, Dr. Seuss
Feb 22 Under and Over the Snow, Kate Messner

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
10
Sun
Family Second Sundays
Mar 10 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Family Second Sundays

Drop-in on Second Sundays for a full day of programs designed for families.

10:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

Art Museum Babies 
Join us for circle time with songs, sensory play, and a baby-friendly visit with a special work of art. Ages 0–2 and their grownups.

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.

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. All families welcome.

Noon – 3:00 p.m.

Sunday Studio
Create art together and learn about new materials and techniques from a professional teaching artist. Ages 6+ and their grownups.

Family Second Sundays Presents Chinese New Year Celebration: Year of the Pig

Sunday, February 10 | 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Celebrate Chinese New Year at the Delaware Art Museum! This popular family program includes traditional Chinese art, activities and demonstrations with a special presentation by the Renaissance Chinese Opera Society. The Chinese American Community Center Folk and Lion Dance Troupes and Yo-Yo Club will perform. This program is co-presented with the Hanlin Chinese Culture Association. Free. Family Friendly.

Sunday Studio
Mar 10 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Sunday Studio

Each month, adults and children can create art together and experiment with new materials, techniques, and themes in the Bank of America Education Wing Studios—no reservations required! Recommended for ages 6+ and adults.

November 11 Fantastic Felting
December 9 Caste Sculptures
January 13 Sgraffito Tiles
February 10 Chinese New Year

Starting in January 2019 – Family Second Sundays!

Mar
15
Fri
Glory of Stories
Mar 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.

Jan 11 Me and Uncle Romie, Claire Hartfield
Jan 18 The Patchwork Quilt, Valerie Flournoy
Jan 25 Lanterns and Firecrackers: A Chinese New Year Story, Jonny Zucker

Feb 1 Regina’s Big Mistake, Marissa Moss
Feb 8 Somebody Loves You, Mr. Hatch, Eileen Spinelli
Feb 15 Oh, the Places You’ll Go!, Dr. Seuss
Feb 22 Under and Over the Snow, Kate Messner

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
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.

Jan 11 Me and Uncle Romie, Claire Hartfield
Jan 18 The Patchwork Quilt, Valerie Flournoy
Jan 25 Lanterns and Firecrackers: A Chinese New Year Story, Jonny Zucker

Feb 1 Regina’s Big Mistake, Marissa Moss
Feb 8 Somebody Loves You, Mr. Hatch, Eileen Spinelli
Feb 15 Oh, the Places You’ll Go!, Dr. Seuss
Feb 22 Under and Over the Snow, Kate Messner

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
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.

January 31

The Woman in White

by Willkie Collins

Available for purchase in the Museum Store.

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)

Buy it on Amazon.

April 25

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

by Jonathan Cott (nonfiction)

Buy it on Amazon.

May 30

The Last Painting of Sara de Vos

by Dominic Smith (fiction)

Buy it on Amazon.

June 27

Edward L. Loper Sr., The Prophet of Color

by Marilyn A. Bauman (nonfiction)

July 25

Moon & Sixpence

by Somerset Maughan (fiction)

Buy it on Amazon.

August 29

TBD

September 26

TBD

October 24

Oil and Marble: a novel of Leonardo and Michelangelo

by Stephanie Storey (fiction)

Buy it on Amazon.

November 21

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

Sebastian Smee (nonfiction)

Buy it on 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.

Jan 11 Me and Uncle Romie, Claire Hartfield
Jan 18 The Patchwork Quilt, Valerie Flournoy
Jan 25 Lanterns and Firecrackers: A Chinese New Year Story, Jonny Zucker

Feb 1 Regina’s Big Mistake, Marissa Moss
Feb 8 Somebody Loves You, Mr. Hatch, Eileen Spinelli
Feb 15 Oh, the Places You’ll Go!, Dr. Seuss
Feb 22 Under and Over the Snow, Kate Messner

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
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.

Jan 11 Me and Uncle Romie, Claire Hartfield
Jan 18 The Patchwork Quilt, Valerie Flournoy
Jan 25 Lanterns and Firecrackers: A Chinese New Year Story, Jonny Zucker

Feb 1 Regina’s Big Mistake, Marissa Moss
Feb 8 Somebody Loves You, Mr. Hatch, Eileen Spinelli
Feb 15 Oh, the Places You’ll Go!, Dr. Seuss
Feb 22 Under and Over the Snow, Kate Messner

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 the Droller Exhibition)

May 3: TBD (Selection from the Loper Exhibition)

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
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.

Jan 11 Me and Uncle Romie, Claire Hartfield
Jan 18 The Patchwork Quilt, Valerie Flournoy
Jan 25 Lanterns and Firecrackers: A Chinese New Year Story, Jonny Zucker

Feb 1 Regina’s Big Mistake, Marissa Moss
Feb 8 Somebody Loves You, Mr. Hatch, Eileen Spinelli
Feb 15 Oh, the Places You’ll Go!, Dr. Seuss
Feb 22 Under and Over the Snow, Kate Messner

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
14
Sun
Family Second Sundays
Apr 14 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Family Second Sundays

Drop-in on Second Sundays for a full day of programs designed for families.

10:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

Art Museum Babies 
Join us for circle time with songs, sensory play, and a baby-friendly visit with a special work of art. Ages 0–2 and their grownups.

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.

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. All families welcome.

Noon – 3:00 p.m.

Sunday Studio
Create art together and learn about new materials and techniques from a professional teaching artist. Ages 6+ and their grownups.

Family Second Sundays Presents Chinese New Year Celebration: Year of the Pig

Sunday, February 10 | 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Celebrate Chinese New Year at the Delaware Art Museum! This popular family program includes traditional Chinese art, activities and demonstrations with a special presentation by the Renaissance Chinese Opera Society. The Chinese American Community Center Folk and Lion Dance Troupes and Yo-Yo Club will perform. This program is co-presented with the Hanlin Chinese Culture Association. Free. Family Friendly.

Sunday Studio
Apr 14 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Sunday Studio

Each month, adults and children can create art together and experiment with new materials, techniques, and themes in the Bank of America Education Wing Studios—no reservations required! Recommended for ages 6+ and adults.

November 11 Fantastic Felting
December 9 Caste Sculptures
January 13 Sgraffito Tiles
February 10 Chinese New Year

Starting in January 2019 – Family Second Sundays!

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.

Jan 11 Me and Uncle Romie, Claire Hartfield
Jan 18 The Patchwork Quilt, Valerie Flournoy
Jan 25 Lanterns and Firecrackers: A Chinese New Year Story, Jonny Zucker

Feb 1 Regina’s Big Mistake, Marissa Moss
Feb 8 Somebody Loves You, Mr. Hatch, Eileen Spinelli
Feb 15 Oh, the Places You’ll Go!, Dr. Seuss
Feb 22 Under and Over the Snow, Kate Messner

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
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.

January 31

The Woman in White

by Willkie Collins

Available for purchase in the Museum Store.

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)

Buy it on Amazon.

April 25

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

by Jonathan Cott (nonfiction)

Buy it on Amazon.

May 30

The Last Painting of Sara de Vos

by Dominic Smith (fiction)

Buy it on Amazon.

June 27

Edward L. Loper Sr., The Prophet of Color

by Marilyn A. Bauman (nonfiction)

July 25

Moon & Sixpence

by Somerset Maughan (fiction)

Buy it on Amazon.

August 29

TBD

September 26

TBD

October 24

Oil and Marble: a novel of Leonardo and Michelangelo

by Stephanie Storey (fiction)

Buy it on Amazon.

November 21

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

Sebastian Smee (nonfiction)

Buy it on 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.

Jan 11 Me and Uncle Romie, Claire Hartfield
Jan 18 The Patchwork Quilt, Valerie Flournoy
Jan 25 Lanterns and Firecrackers: A Chinese New Year Story, Jonny Zucker

Feb 1 Regina’s Big Mistake, Marissa Moss
Feb 8 Somebody Loves You, Mr. Hatch, Eileen Spinelli
Feb 15 Oh, the Places You’ll Go!, Dr. Seuss
Feb 22 Under and Over the Snow, Kate Messner

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
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.

Jan 11 Me and Uncle Romie, Claire Hartfield
Jan 18 The Patchwork Quilt, Valerie Flournoy
Jan 25 Lanterns and Firecrackers: A Chinese New Year Story, Jonny Zucker

Feb 1 Regina’s Big Mistake, Marissa Moss
Feb 8 Somebody Loves You, Mr. Hatch, Eileen Spinelli
Feb 15 Oh, the Places You’ll Go!, Dr. Seuss
Feb 22 Under and Over the Snow, Kate Messner

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 the Droller Exhibition)

May 3: TBD (Selection from the Loper Exhibition)

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
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.

Jan 11 Me and Uncle Romie, Claire Hartfield
Jan 18 The Patchwork Quilt, Valerie Flournoy
Jan 25 Lanterns and Firecrackers: A Chinese New Year Story, Jonny Zucker

Feb 1 Regina’s Big Mistake, Marissa Moss
Feb 8 Somebody Loves You, Mr. Hatch, Eileen Spinelli
Feb 15 Oh, the Places You’ll Go!, Dr. Seuss
Feb 22 Under and Over the Snow, Kate Messner

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
12
Sun
Family Second Sundays
May 12 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Family Second Sundays

Drop-in on Second Sundays for a full day of programs designed for families.

10:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

Art Museum Babies 
Join us for circle time with songs, sensory play, and a baby-friendly visit with a special work of art. Ages 0–2 and their grownups.

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.

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. All families welcome.

Noon – 3:00 p.m.

Sunday Studio
Create art together and learn about new materials and techniques from a professional teaching artist. Ages 6+ and their grownups.

Family Second Sundays Presents Chinese New Year Celebration: Year of the Pig

Sunday, February 10 | 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Celebrate Chinese New Year at the Delaware Art Museum! This popular family program includes traditional Chinese art, activities and demonstrations with a special presentation by the Renaissance Chinese Opera Society. The Chinese American Community Center Folk and Lion Dance Troupes and Yo-Yo Club will perform. This program is co-presented with the Hanlin Chinese Culture Association. Free. Family Friendly.

Sunday Studio
May 12 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Sunday Studio

Each month, adults and children can create art together and experiment with new materials, techniques, and themes in the Bank of America Education Wing Studios—no reservations required! Recommended for ages 6+ and adults.

November 11 Fantastic Felting
December 9 Caste Sculptures
January 13 Sgraffito Tiles
February 10 Chinese New Year

Starting in January 2019 – Family Second Sundays!

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.

Jan 11 Me and Uncle Romie, Claire Hartfield
Jan 18 The Patchwork Quilt, Valerie Flournoy
Jan 25 Lanterns and Firecrackers: A Chinese New Year Story, Jonny Zucker

Feb 1 Regina’s Big Mistake, Marissa Moss
Feb 8 Somebody Loves You, Mr. Hatch, Eileen Spinelli
Feb 15 Oh, the Places You’ll Go!, Dr. Seuss
Feb 22 Under and Over the Snow, Kate Messner

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
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.

Jan 11 Me and Uncle Romie, Claire Hartfield
Jan 18 The Patchwork Quilt, Valerie Flournoy
Jan 25 Lanterns and Firecrackers: A Chinese New Year Story, Jonny Zucker

Feb 1 Regina’s Big Mistake, Marissa Moss
Feb 8 Somebody Loves You, Mr. Hatch, Eileen Spinelli
Feb 15 Oh, the Places You’ll Go!, Dr. Seuss
Feb 22 Under and Over the Snow, Kate Messner

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
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.

January 31

The Woman in White

by Willkie Collins

Available for purchase in the Museum Store.

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)

Buy it on Amazon.

April 25

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

by Jonathan Cott (nonfiction)

Buy it on Amazon.

May 30

The Last Painting of Sara de Vos

by Dominic Smith (fiction)

Buy it on Amazon.

June 27

Edward L. Loper Sr., The Prophet of Color

by Marilyn A. Bauman (nonfiction)

July 25

Moon & Sixpence

by Somerset Maughan (fiction)

Buy it on Amazon.

August 29

TBD

September 26

TBD

October 24

Oil and Marble: a novel of Leonardo and Michelangelo

by Stephanie Storey (fiction)

Buy it on Amazon.

November 21

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

Sebastian Smee (nonfiction)

Buy it on 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.

Jan 11 Me and Uncle Romie, Claire Hartfield
Jan 18 The Patchwork Quilt, Valerie Flournoy
Jan 25 Lanterns and Firecrackers: A Chinese New Year Story, Jonny Zucker

Feb 1 Regina’s Big Mistake, Marissa Moss
Feb 8 Somebody Loves You, Mr. Hatch, Eileen Spinelli
Feb 15 Oh, the Places You’ll Go!, Dr. Seuss
Feb 22 Under and Over the Snow, Kate Messner

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
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.

Jan 11 Me and Uncle Romie, Claire Hartfield
Jan 18 The Patchwork Quilt, Valerie Flournoy
Jan 25 Lanterns and Firecrackers: A Chinese New Year Story, Jonny Zucker

Feb 1 Regina’s Big Mistake, Marissa Moss
Feb 8 Somebody Loves You, Mr. Hatch, Eileen Spinelli
Feb 15 Oh, the Places You’ll Go!, Dr. Seuss
Feb 22 Under and Over the Snow, Kate Messner

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 the Droller Exhibition)

May 3: TBD (Selection from the Loper Exhibition)

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
9
Sun
Family Second Sundays
Jun 9 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Family Second Sundays

Drop-in on Second Sundays for a full day of programs designed for families.

10:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

Art Museum Babies 
Join us for circle time with songs, sensory play, and a baby-friendly visit with a special work of art. Ages 0–2 and their grownups.

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.

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. All families welcome.

Noon – 3:00 p.m.

Sunday Studio
Create art together and learn about new materials and techniques from a professional teaching artist. Ages 6+ and their grownups.

Family Second Sundays Presents Chinese New Year Celebration: Year of the Pig

Sunday, February 10 | 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Celebrate Chinese New Year at the Delaware Art Museum! This popular family program includes traditional Chinese art, activities and demonstrations with a special presentation by the Renaissance Chinese Opera Society. The Chinese American Community Center Folk and Lion Dance Troupes and Yo-Yo Club will perform. This program is co-presented with the Hanlin Chinese Culture Association. Free. Family Friendly.

Sunday Studio
Jun 9 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Sunday Studio

Each month, adults and children can create art together and experiment with new materials, techniques, and themes in the Bank of America Education Wing Studios—no reservations required! Recommended for ages 6+ and adults.

November 11 Fantastic Felting
December 9 Caste Sculptures
January 13 Sgraffito Tiles
February 10 Chinese New Year

Starting in January 2019 – Family Second Sundays!

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.

Jan 11 Me and Uncle Romie, Claire Hartfield
Jan 18 The Patchwork Quilt, Valerie Flournoy
Jan 25 Lanterns and Firecrackers: A Chinese New Year Story, Jonny Zucker

Feb 1 Regina’s Big Mistake, Marissa Moss
Feb 8 Somebody Loves You, Mr. Hatch, Eileen Spinelli
Feb 15 Oh, the Places You’ll Go!, Dr. Seuss
Feb 22 Under and Over the Snow, Kate Messner

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
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.

Jan 11 Me and Uncle Romie, Claire Hartfield
Jan 18 The Patchwork Quilt, Valerie Flournoy
Jan 25 Lanterns and Firecrackers: A Chinese New Year Story, Jonny Zucker

Feb 1 Regina’s Big Mistake, Marissa Moss
Feb 8 Somebody Loves You, Mr. Hatch, Eileen Spinelli
Feb 15 Oh, the Places You’ll Go!, Dr. Seuss
Feb 22 Under and Over the Snow, Kate Messner

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
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.

January 31

The Woman in White

by Willkie Collins

Available for purchase in the Museum Store.

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)

Buy it on Amazon.

April 25

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

by Jonathan Cott (nonfiction)

Buy it on Amazon.

May 30

The Last Painting of Sara de Vos

by Dominic Smith (fiction)

Buy it on Amazon.

June 27

Edward L. Loper Sr., The Prophet of Color

by Marilyn A. Bauman (nonfiction)

July 25

Moon & Sixpence

by Somerset Maughan (fiction)

Buy it on Amazon.

August 29

TBD

September 26

TBD

October 24

Oil and Marble: a novel of Leonardo and Michelangelo

by Stephanie Storey (fiction)

Buy it on Amazon.

November 21

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

Sebastian Smee (nonfiction)

Buy it on 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.

Jan 11 Me and Uncle Romie, Claire Hartfield
Jan 18 The Patchwork Quilt, Valerie Flournoy
Jan 25 Lanterns and Firecrackers: A Chinese New Year Story, Jonny Zucker

Feb 1 Regina’s Big Mistake, Marissa Moss
Feb 8 Somebody Loves You, Mr. Hatch, Eileen Spinelli
Feb 15 Oh, the Places You’ll Go!, Dr. Seuss
Feb 22 Under and Over the Snow, Kate Messner

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.

Jul
5
Fri
Glory of Stories
Jul 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.

Jan 11 Me and Uncle Romie, Claire Hartfield
Jan 18 The Patchwork Quilt, Valerie Flournoy
Jan 25 Lanterns and Firecrackers: A Chinese New Year Story, Jonny Zucker

Feb 1 Regina’s Big Mistake, Marissa Moss
Feb 8 Somebody Loves You, Mr. Hatch, Eileen Spinelli
Feb 15 Oh, the Places You’ll Go!, Dr. Seuss
Feb 22 Under and Over the Snow, Kate Messner

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
Jul 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 the Droller Exhibition)

May 3: TBD (Selection from the Loper Exhibition)

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

Jul
12
Fri
Glory of Stories
Jul 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.

Jan 11 Me and Uncle Romie, Claire Hartfield
Jan 18 The Patchwork Quilt, Valerie Flournoy
Jan 25 Lanterns and Firecrackers: A Chinese New Year Story, Jonny Zucker

Feb 1 Regina’s Big Mistake, Marissa Moss
Feb 8 Somebody Loves You, Mr. Hatch, Eileen Spinelli
Feb 15 Oh, the Places You’ll Go!, Dr. Seuss
Feb 22 Under and Over the Snow, Kate Messner

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.

Jul
14
Sun
Family Second Sundays
Jul 14 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Family Second Sundays

Drop-in on Second Sundays for a full day of programs designed for families.

10:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

Art Museum Babies 
Join us for circle time with songs, sensory play, and a baby-friendly visit with a special work of art. Ages 0–2 and their grownups.

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.

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. All families welcome.

Noon – 3:00 p.m.

Sunday Studio
Create art together and learn about new materials and techniques from a professional teaching artist. Ages 6+ and their grownups.

Family Second Sundays Presents Chinese New Year Celebration: Year of the Pig

Sunday, February 10 | 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Celebrate Chinese New Year at the Delaware Art Museum! This popular family program includes traditional Chinese art, activities and demonstrations with a special presentation by the Renaissance Chinese Opera Society. The Chinese American Community Center Folk and Lion Dance Troupes and Yo-Yo Club will perform. This program is co-presented with the Hanlin Chinese Culture Association. Free. Family Friendly.

Sunday Studio
Jul 14 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Sunday Studio

Each month, adults and children can create art together and experiment with new materials, techniques, and themes in the Bank of America Education Wing Studios—no reservations required! Recommended for ages 6+ and adults.

November 11 Fantastic Felting
December 9 Caste Sculptures
January 13 Sgraffito Tiles
February 10 Chinese New Year

Starting in January 2019 – Family Second Sundays!

Jul
19
Fri
Glory of Stories
Jul 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.

Jan 11 Me and Uncle Romie, Claire Hartfield
Jan 18 The Patchwork Quilt, Valerie Flournoy
Jan 25 Lanterns and Firecrackers: A Chinese New Year Story, Jonny Zucker

Feb 1 Regina’s Big Mistake, Marissa Moss
Feb 8 Somebody Loves You, Mr. Hatch, Eileen Spinelli
Feb 15 Oh, the Places You’ll Go!, Dr. Seuss
Feb 22 Under and Over the Snow, Kate Messner

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.

Jul
25
Thu
DelArt Readers: Book Club
Jul 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.

January 31

The Woman in White

by Willkie Collins

Available for purchase in the Museum Store.

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)

Buy it on Amazon.

April 25

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

by Jonathan Cott (nonfiction)

Buy it on Amazon.

May 30

The Last Painting of Sara de Vos

by Dominic Smith (fiction)

Buy it on Amazon.

June 27

Edward L. Loper Sr., The Prophet of Color

by Marilyn A. Bauman (nonfiction)

July 25

Moon & Sixpence

by Somerset Maughan (fiction)

Buy it on Amazon.

August 29

TBD

September 26

TBD

October 24

Oil and Marble: a novel of Leonardo and Michelangelo

by Stephanie Storey (fiction)

Buy it on Amazon.

November 21

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

Sebastian Smee (nonfiction)

Buy it on Amazon.

December

No meeting

 

Jul
26
Fri
Glory of Stories
Jul 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.

Jan 11 Me and Uncle Romie, Claire Hartfield
Jan 18 The Patchwork Quilt, Valerie Flournoy
Jan 25 Lanterns and Firecrackers: A Chinese New Year Story, Jonny Zucker

Feb 1 Regina’s Big Mistake, Marissa Moss
Feb 8 Somebody Loves You, Mr. Hatch, Eileen Spinelli
Feb 15 Oh, the Places You’ll Go!, Dr. Seuss
Feb 22 Under and Over the Snow, Kate Messner

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.

Aug
2
Fri
Glory of Stories
Aug 2 @ 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.

Jan 11 Me and Uncle Romie, Claire Hartfield
Jan 18 The Patchwork Quilt, Valerie Flournoy
Jan 25 Lanterns and Firecrackers: A Chinese New Year Story, Jonny Zucker

Feb 1 Regina’s Big Mistake, Marissa Moss
Feb 8 Somebody Loves You, Mr. Hatch, Eileen Spinelli
Feb 15 Oh, the Places You’ll Go!, Dr. Seuss
Feb 22 Under and Over the Snow, Kate Messner

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
Aug 2 @ 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 the Droller Exhibition)

May 3: TBD (Selection from the Loper Exhibition)

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

Aug
9
Fri
Glory of Stories
Aug 9 @ 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.

Jan 11 Me and Uncle Romie, Claire Hartfield
Jan 18 The Patchwork Quilt, Valerie Flournoy
Jan 25 Lanterns and Firecrackers: A Chinese New Year Story, Jonny Zucker

Feb 1 Regina’s Big Mistake, Marissa Moss
Feb 8 Somebody Loves You, Mr. Hatch, Eileen Spinelli
Feb 15 Oh, the Places You’ll Go!, Dr. Seuss
Feb 22 Under and Over the Snow, Kate Messner

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.

Aug
11
Sun
Family Second Sundays
Aug 11 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Family Second Sundays

Drop-in on Second Sundays for a full day of programs designed for families.

10:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

Art Museum Babies 
Join us for circle time with songs, sensory play, and a baby-friendly visit with a special work of art. Ages 0–2 and their grownups.

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.

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. All families welcome.

Noon – 3:00 p.m.

Sunday Studio
Create art together and learn about new materials and techniques from a professional teaching artist. Ages 6+ and their grownups.

Family Second Sundays Presents Chinese New Year Celebration: Year of the Pig

Sunday, February 10 | 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Celebrate Chinese New Year at the Delaware Art Museum! This popular family program includes traditional Chinese art, activities and demonstrations with a special presentation by the Renaissance Chinese Opera Society. The Chinese American Community Center Folk and Lion Dance Troupes and Yo-Yo Club will perform. This program is co-presented with the Hanlin Chinese Culture Association. Free. Family Friendly.

Sunday Studio
Aug 11 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Sunday Studio

Each month, adults and children can create art together and experiment with new materials, techniques, and themes in the Bank of America Education Wing Studios—no reservations required! Recommended for ages 6+ and adults.

November 11 Fantastic Felting
December 9 Caste Sculptures
January 13 Sgraffito Tiles
February 10 Chinese New Year

Starting in January 2019 – Family Second Sundays!

Aug
16
Fri
Glory of Stories
Aug 16 @ 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.

Jan 11 Me and Uncle Romie, Claire Hartfield
Jan 18 The Patchwork Quilt, Valerie Flournoy
Jan 25 Lanterns and Firecrackers: A Chinese New Year Story, Jonny Zucker

Feb 1 Regina’s Big Mistake, Marissa Moss
Feb 8 Somebody Loves You, Mr. Hatch, Eileen Spinelli
Feb 15 Oh, the Places You’ll Go!, Dr. Seuss
Feb 22 Under and Over the Snow, Kate Messner

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.

Aug
23
Fri
Glory of Stories
Aug 23 @ 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.

Jan 11 Me and Uncle Romie, Claire Hartfield
Jan 18 The Patchwork Quilt, Valerie Flournoy
Jan 25 Lanterns and Firecrackers: A Chinese New Year Story, Jonny Zucker

Feb 1 Regina’s Big Mistake, Marissa Moss
Feb 8 Somebody Loves You, Mr. Hatch, Eileen Spinelli
Feb 15 Oh, the Places You’ll Go!, Dr. Seuss
Feb 22 Under and Over the Snow, Kate Messner

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.

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

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

January 31

The Woman in White

by Willkie Collins

Available for purchase in the Museum Store.

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)

Buy it on Amazon.

April 25

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

by Jonathan Cott (nonfiction)

Buy it on Amazon.

May 30

The Last Painting of Sara de Vos

by Dominic Smith (fiction)

Buy it on Amazon.

June 27

Edward L. Loper Sr., The Prophet of Color

by Marilyn A. Bauman (nonfiction)

July 25

Moon & Sixpence

by Somerset Maughan (fiction)

Buy it on Amazon.

August 29

TBD

September 26

TBD

October 24

Oil and Marble: a novel of Leonardo and Michelangelo

by Stephanie Storey (fiction)

Buy it on Amazon.

November 21

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

Sebastian Smee (nonfiction)

Buy it on Amazon.

December

No meeting

 

Aug
30
Fri
Glory of Stories
Aug 30 @ 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.

Jan 11 Me and Uncle Romie, Claire Hartfield
Jan 18 The Patchwork Quilt, Valerie Flournoy
Jan 25 Lanterns and Firecrackers: A Chinese New Year Story, Jonny Zucker

Feb 1 Regina’s Big Mistake, Marissa Moss
Feb 8 Somebody Loves You, Mr. Hatch, Eileen Spinelli
Feb 15 Oh, the Places You’ll Go!, Dr. Seuss
Feb 22 Under and Over the Snow, Kate Messner

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.

Sep
6
Fri
Glory of Stories
Sep 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.

Jan 11 Me and Uncle Romie, Claire Hartfield
Jan 18 The Patchwork Quilt, Valerie Flournoy
Jan 25 Lanterns and Firecrackers: A Chinese New Year Story, Jonny Zucker

Feb 1 Regina’s Big Mistake, Marissa Moss
Feb 8 Somebody Loves You, Mr. Hatch, Eileen Spinelli
Feb 15 Oh, the Places You’ll Go!, Dr. Seuss
Feb 22 Under and Over the Snow, Kate Messner

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
Sep 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).

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 the Droller Exhibition)

May 3: TBD (Selection from the Loper Exhibition)

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

Sep
8
Sun
Family Second Sundays
Sep 8 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Family Second Sundays

Drop-in on Second Sundays for a full day of programs designed for families.

10:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

Art Museum Babies 
Join us for circle time with songs, sensory play, and a baby-friendly visit with a special work of art. Ages 0–2 and their grownups.

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.

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. All families welcome.

Noon – 3:00 p.m.

Sunday Studio
Create art together and learn about new materials and techniques from a professional teaching artist. Ages 6+ and their grownups.

Family Second Sundays Presents Chinese New Year Celebration: Year of the Pig

Sunday, February 10 | 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Celebrate Chinese New Year at the Delaware Art Museum! This popular family program includes traditional Chinese art, activities and demonstrations with a special presentation by the Renaissance Chinese Opera Society. The Chinese American Community Center Folk and Lion Dance Troupes and Yo-Yo Club will perform. This program is co-presented with the Hanlin Chinese Culture Association. Free. Family Friendly.

Sunday Studio
Sep 8 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Sunday Studio

Each month, adults and children can create art together and experiment with new materials, techniques, and themes in the Bank of America Education Wing Studios—no reservations required! Recommended for ages 6+ and adults.

November 11 Fantastic Felting
December 9 Caste Sculptures
January 13 Sgraffito Tiles
February 10 Chinese New Year

Starting in January 2019 – Family Second Sundays!

Sep
13
Fri
Glory of Stories
Sep 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.

Jan 11 Me and Uncle Romie, Claire Hartfield
Jan 18 The Patchwork Quilt, Valerie Flournoy
Jan 25 Lanterns and Firecrackers: A Chinese New Year Story, Jonny Zucker

Feb 1 Regina’s Big Mistake, Marissa Moss
Feb 8 Somebody Loves You, Mr. Hatch, Eileen Spinelli
Feb 15 Oh, the Places You’ll Go!, Dr. Seuss
Feb 22 Under and Over the Snow, Kate Messner

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.

Sep
20
Fri
Glory of Stories
Sep 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.

Jan 11 Me and Uncle Romie, Claire Hartfield
Jan 18 The Patchwork Quilt, Valerie Flournoy
Jan 25 Lanterns and Firecrackers: A Chinese New Year Story, Jonny Zucker

Feb 1 Regina’s Big Mistake, Marissa Moss
Feb 8 Somebody Loves You, Mr. Hatch, Eileen Spinelli
Feb 15 Oh, the Places You’ll Go!, Dr. Seuss
Feb 22 Under and Over the Snow, Kate Messner

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.

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

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

January 31

The Woman in White

by Willkie Collins

Available for purchase in the Museum Store.

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)

Buy it on Amazon.

April 25

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

by Jonathan Cott (nonfiction)

Buy it on Amazon.

May 30

The Last Painting of Sara de Vos

by Dominic Smith (fiction)

Buy it on Amazon.

June 27

Edward L. Loper Sr., The Prophet of Color

by Marilyn A. Bauman (nonfiction)

July 25

Moon & Sixpence

by Somerset Maughan (fiction)

Buy it on Amazon.

August 29

TBD

September 26

TBD

October 24

Oil and Marble: a novel of Leonardo and Michelangelo

by Stephanie Storey (fiction)

Buy it on Amazon.

November 21

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

Sebastian Smee (nonfiction)

Buy it on Amazon.

December

No meeting

 

Sep
27
Fri
Glory of Stories
Sep 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.

Jan 11 Me and Uncle Romie, Claire Hartfield
Jan 18 The Patchwork Quilt, Valerie Flournoy
Jan 25 Lanterns and Firecrackers: A Chinese New Year Story, Jonny Zucker

Feb 1 Regina’s Big Mistake, Marissa Moss
Feb 8 Somebody Loves You, Mr. Hatch, Eileen Spinelli
Feb 15 Oh, the Places You’ll Go!, Dr. Seuss
Feb 22 Under and Over the Snow, Kate Messner

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.

Oct
4
Fri
Glory of Stories
Oct 4 @ 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.

Jan 11 Me and Uncle Romie, Claire Hartfield
Jan 18 The Patchwork Quilt, Valerie Flournoy
Jan 25 Lanterns and Firecrackers: A Chinese New Year Story, Jonny Zucker

Feb 1 Regina’s Big Mistake, Marissa Moss
Feb 8 Somebody Loves You, Mr. Hatch, Eileen Spinelli
Feb 15 Oh, the Places You’ll Go!, Dr. Seuss
Feb 22 Under and Over the Snow, Kate Messner

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
Oct 4 @ 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 the Droller Exhibition)

May 3: TBD (Selection from the Loper Exhibition)

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

Oct
11
Fri
Glory of Stories
Oct 11 @ 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.

Jan 11 Me and Uncle Romie, Claire Hartfield
Jan 18 The Patchwork Quilt, Valerie Flournoy
Jan 25 Lanterns and Firecrackers: A Chinese New Year Story, Jonny Zucker

Feb 1 Regina’s Big Mistake, Marissa Moss
Feb 8 Somebody Loves You, Mr. Hatch, Eileen Spinelli
Feb 15 Oh, the Places You’ll Go!, Dr. Seuss
Feb 22 Under and Over the Snow, Kate Messner

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.

Oct
13
Sun
Family Second Sundays
Oct 13 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Family Second Sundays

Drop-in on Second Sundays for a full day of programs designed for families.

10:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

Art Museum Babies 
Join us for circle time with songs, sensory play, and a baby-friendly visit with a special work of art. Ages 0–2 and their grownups.

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.

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. All families welcome.

Noon – 3:00 p.m.

Sunday Studio
Create art together and learn about new materials and techniques from a professional teaching artist. Ages 6+ and their grownups.

Family Second Sundays Presents Chinese New Year Celebration: Year of the Pig

Sunday, February 10 | 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Celebrate Chinese New Year at the Delaware Art Museum! This popular family program includes traditional Chinese art, activities and demonstrations with a special presentation by the Renaissance Chinese Opera Society. The Chinese American Community Center Folk and Lion Dance Troupes and Yo-Yo Club will perform. This program is co-presented with the Hanlin Chinese Culture Association. Free. Family Friendly.

Sunday Studio
Oct 13 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Sunday Studio

Each month, adults and children can create art together and experiment with new materials, techniques, and themes in the Bank of America Education Wing Studios—no reservations required! Recommended for ages 6+ and adults.

November 11 Fantastic Felting
December 9 Caste Sculptures
January 13 Sgraffito Tiles
February 10 Chinese New Year

Starting in January 2019 – Family Second Sundays!

Oct
18
Fri
Glory of Stories
Oct 18 @ 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.

Jan 11 Me and Uncle Romie, Claire Hartfield
Jan 18 The Patchwork Quilt, Valerie Flournoy
Jan 25 Lanterns and Firecrackers: A Chinese New Year Story, Jonny Zucker

Feb 1 Regina’s Big Mistake, Marissa Moss
Feb 8 Somebody Loves You, Mr. Hatch, Eileen Spinelli
Feb 15 Oh, the Places You’ll Go!, Dr. Seuss
Feb 22 Under and Over the Snow, Kate Messner

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.

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

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

January 31

The Woman in White

by Willkie Collins

Available for purchase in the Museum Store.

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)

Buy it on Amazon.

April 25

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

by Jonathan Cott (nonfiction)

Buy it on Amazon.

May 30

The Last Painting of Sara de Vos

by Dominic Smith (fiction)

Buy it on Amazon.

June 27

Edward L. Loper Sr., The Prophet of Color

by Marilyn A. Bauman (nonfiction)

July 25

Moon & Sixpence

by Somerset Maughan (fiction)

Buy it on Amazon.

August 29

TBD

September 26

TBD

October 24

Oil and Marble: a novel of Leonardo and Michelangelo

by Stephanie Storey (fiction)

Buy it on Amazon.

November 21

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

Sebastian Smee (nonfiction)

Buy it on Amazon.

December

No meeting

 

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

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

Jan 11 Me and Uncle Romie, Claire Hartfield
Jan 18 The Patchwork Quilt, Valerie Flournoy
Jan 25 Lanterns and Firecrackers: A Chinese New Year Story, Jonny Zucker

Feb 1 Regina’s Big Mistake, Marissa Moss
Feb 8 Somebody Loves You, Mr. Hatch, Eileen Spinelli
Feb 15 Oh, the Places You’ll Go!, Dr. Seuss
Feb 22 Under and Over the Snow, Kate Messner

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.

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

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

Jan 11 Me and Uncle Romie, Claire Hartfield
Jan 18 The Patchwork Quilt, Valerie Flournoy
Jan 25 Lanterns and Firecrackers: A Chinese New Year Story, Jonny Zucker

Feb 1 Regina’s Big Mistake, Marissa Moss
Feb 8 Somebody Loves You, Mr. Hatch, Eileen Spinelli
Feb 15 Oh, the Places You’ll Go!, Dr. Seuss
Feb 22 Under and Over the Snow, Kate Messner

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
Nov 1 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Art is Tasty

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

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 the Droller Exhibition)

May 3: TBD (Selection from the Loper Exhibition)

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

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

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

Jan 11 Me and Uncle Romie, Claire Hartfield
Jan 18 The Patchwork Quilt, Valerie Flournoy
Jan 25 Lanterns and Firecrackers: A Chinese New Year Story, Jonny Zucker

Feb 1 Regina’s Big Mistake, Marissa Moss
Feb 8 Somebody Loves You, Mr. Hatch, Eileen Spinelli
Feb 15 Oh, the Places You’ll Go!, Dr. Seuss
Feb 22 Under and Over the Snow, Kate Messner

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.

Nov
10
Sun
Family Second Sundays
Nov 10 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Family Second Sundays

Drop-in on Second Sundays for a full day of programs designed for families.

10:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

Art Museum Babies 
Join us for circle time with songs, sensory play, and a baby-friendly visit with a special work of art. Ages 0–2 and their grownups.

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.

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. All families welcome.

Noon – 3:00 p.m.

Sunday Studio
Create art together and learn about new materials and techniques from a professional teaching artist. Ages 6+ and their grownups.

Family Second Sundays Presents Chinese New Year Celebration: Year of the Pig

Sunday, February 10 | 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Celebrate Chinese New Year at the Delaware Art Museum! This popular family program includes traditional Chinese art, activities and demonstrations with a special presentation by the Renaissance Chinese Opera Society. The Chinese American Community Center Folk and Lion Dance Troupes and Yo-Yo Club will perform. This program is co-presented with the Hanlin Chinese Culture Association. Free. Family Friendly.

Sunday Studio
Nov 10 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Sunday Studio

Each month, adults and children can create art together and experiment with new materials, techniques, and themes in the Bank of America Education Wing Studios—no reservations required! Recommended for ages 6+ and adults.

November 11 Fantastic Felting
December 9 Caste Sculptures
January 13 Sgraffito Tiles
February 10 Chinese New Year

Starting in January 2019 – Family Second Sundays!

Nov
15
Fri
Glory of Stories
Nov 15 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Glory of Stories

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

Jan 11 Me and Uncle Romie, Claire Hartfield
Jan 18 The Patchwork Quilt, Valerie Flournoy
Jan 25 Lanterns and Firecrackers: A Chinese New Year Story, Jonny Zucker

Feb 1 Regina’s Big Mistake, Marissa Moss
Feb 8 Somebody Loves You, Mr. Hatch, Eileen Spinelli
Feb 15 Oh, the Places You’ll Go!, Dr. Seuss
Feb 22 Under and Over the Snow, Kate Messner

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.

Nov
21
Thu
DelArt Readers: Book Club
Nov 21 @ 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.

January 31

The Woman in White

by Willkie Collins

Available for purchase in the Museum Store.

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)

Buy it on Amazon.

April 25

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

by Jonathan Cott (nonfiction)

Buy it on Amazon.

May 30

The Last Painting of Sara de Vos

by Dominic Smith (fiction)

Buy it on Amazon.

June 27

Edward L. Loper Sr., The Prophet of Color

by Marilyn A. Bauman (nonfiction)

July 25

Moon & Sixpence

by Somerset Maughan (fiction)

Buy it on Amazon.

August 29

TBD

September 26

TBD

October 24

Oil and Marble: a novel of Leonardo and Michelangelo

by Stephanie Storey (fiction)

Buy it on Amazon.

November 21

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

Sebastian Smee (nonfiction)

Buy it on Amazon.

December

No meeting

 

Nov
22
Fri
Glory of Stories
Nov 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.

Jan 11 Me and Uncle Romie, Claire Hartfield
Jan 18 The Patchwork Quilt, Valerie Flournoy
Jan 25 Lanterns and Firecrackers: A Chinese New Year Story, Jonny Zucker

Feb 1 Regina’s Big Mistake, Marissa Moss
Feb 8 Somebody Loves You, Mr. Hatch, Eileen Spinelli
Feb 15 Oh, the Places You’ll Go!, Dr. Seuss
Feb 22 Under and Over the Snow, Kate Messner

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.

Nov
29
Fri
Glory of Stories
Nov 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.

Jan 11 Me and Uncle Romie, Claire Hartfield
Jan 18 The Patchwork Quilt, Valerie Flournoy
Jan 25 Lanterns and Firecrackers: A Chinese New Year Story, Jonny Zucker

Feb 1 Regina’s Big Mistake, Marissa Moss
Feb 8 Somebody Loves You, Mr. Hatch, Eileen Spinelli
Feb 15 Oh, the Places You’ll Go!, Dr. Seuss
Feb 22 Under and Over the Snow, Kate Messner

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.

Dec
6
Fri
Glory of Stories
Dec 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.

Jan 11 Me and Uncle Romie, Claire Hartfield
Jan 18 The Patchwork Quilt, Valerie Flournoy
Jan 25 Lanterns and Firecrackers: A Chinese New Year Story, Jonny Zucker

Feb 1 Regina’s Big Mistake, Marissa Moss
Feb 8 Somebody Loves You, Mr. Hatch, Eileen Spinelli
Feb 15 Oh, the Places You’ll Go!, Dr. Seuss
Feb 22 Under and Over the Snow, Kate Messner

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.