PROGRAMS & EVENTS

Jul
12
Sun
Family 2nd Sunday Art Kits – August
Jul 12 – Aug 8 all-day
Family 2nd Sunday Art Kits - August

On the second Sunday of each month, pick up a free kit of art supplies and activities to spark family creativity at home. Kits will be offered for three age ranges: Museum Babies (ages 0-2); Young Artists (ages 3-5); and Sunday Studio (ages 6-12), to create with their grownups. Share your art with us on Instagram using the hashtag #delartfromhome.

Advance registration required for each kit; maximum one of each type per family. Family 2nd Sunday Art Kits are sponsored by the Museum Council.

Jul
16
Thu
Art Chat Weekly
Jul 16 @ 12:00 pm
Art Chat Weekly @ Zoom

Join us for an hour-long virtual conversation with curators and guest speakers on everything from works of art in the collection to interviews with local artists. Ask questions, participate in the conversation, or just enjoy! Registration required. After registration is complete, you will receive an email with a link and details on how to join the Zoom meeting. If you do not receive a link, please check your spam folder or reach out to us.

July 16 – La Bella Mano with Guest Dr. David Bentley

In a brief commentary on La Bella Mano (1875) shortly after it was painted, Rossetti’s friend and former fellow Pre-Raphaelite Frederic George Stephens described it as “simply a painter’s fancy, and almost entirely dependent on pictorial qualities.” Dr. David Bentley from Western University of Canada joins curator Margaretta Frederick to discuss the painting’s symbolic details and its intriguing relationship to Murray Marks, the curiosity dealer who commissioned it. This talk will also explore the sonnet that Rossetti wrote for La Bella Mano, where the description of the woman’s beautiful hand as “A flower of Venus’ own virginity” invites questions about the role of classical mythology in the painting and its underlying conceptions of female purity and sexuality.   Register

July 23 – Guest Artist Craig Colorusso 

In 2017, Craig Colorusso brought Sound + Light to the Delaware Art Museum. Visitors to the Museum’s Copeland Sculpture Garden and Labyrinth in the Anthony N. Fusco Reservoir experienced the intersection of sound, light, and space. The artist joins curator Margaret Winslow to talk about his solar and motion-powered sculptures and invites participants to take part in creating a symphony of digital sound.  Register

July 30 – Reinstallation Sneak Peek 

Join DelArt staff for a discussion of the museum’s upcoming reinstallation. Take a sneak peek at new acquisitions that will go on view, hear one of the new stories highlighted in the new galleries, and learn about how community feedback shaped this project. Register

 

This program is sponsored by the Art Bridges Foundation. This program is supported, in part, by a grant from the Delaware Division of the Arts, a state agency, in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts. The Division promotes Delaware arts events on www.DelawareScene.com.

Jul
17
Fri
Virtual Keynote Address by Erin Entrada Kelly
Jul 17 @ 7:00 pm

This keynote is free and open to the public but requires pre-registration.

Erin Entrada Kelly received the 2018 Newbery Medal for Hello, Universe, the 2017 APALA Award for The Land of Forgotten Girls, and the 2016 Golden Kite Honor Award for Blackbird Fly, among other honors.

She is a New York Times bestseller whose work has been translated into several languages. Her fifth book and first fantasy, Lalani of the Distant Sea, received six starred reviews and was named one of the best books of the year by the New York Public Library, The Horn Book, Booklist, BookPage, and others.
All Erin’s books are Junior Library Guild Selections.

In 2018, Hello, Universe and You Go First were both acquired for adaptation. Hello, Universe is being adapted by Netflix, and You Go First is being adapted for the stage.

Her sixth book, We Dream of Space, is her first work of historical fiction. It’s set in January 1986, in the weeks leading to the Challenger disaster.

Erin has a bachelor’s degree in women’s studies and liberal arts from McNeese State University and an MFA from Rosemont College. She lives in Delaware.

Erin is mestiza and identifies as Filipina-American. Her mother is Visayan.

Sponsors

This program is sponsored by the Art Bridges Foundation and The Happy Self Publisher. This project is supported, in part, by a grant from the Delaware Division of the Arts, a state agency, in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts. The Division promotes Delaware arts events on www.DelawareScene.com

Jul
18
Sat
Wilmington Writers Conference: Untold Stories
Jul 18 @ 8:00 am – 4:00 pm

Join us for the 4th annual Wilmington Writers Conference. This year we will be exploring the theme of Untold Stories through a keynote address, a full slate of craft sessions, and online networking opportunities.

Friday, July 17  | 7 pm

Virtual Keynote Address by Erin Entrada Kelly

This keynote is free and open to the public but requires pre-registration. REGISTER

Erin Entrada Kelly received the 2018 Newbery Medal for Hello, Universe, the 2017 APALA Award for The Land of Forgotten Girls, and the 2016 Golden Kite Honor Award for Blackbird Fly, among other honors.

She is a New York Times bestseller whose work has been translated into several languages. Her fifth book and first fantasy, Lalani of the Distant Sea, received six starred reviews and was named one of the best books of the year by the New York Public Library, The Horn Book, Booklist, BookPage, and others.
All Erin’s books are Junior Library Guild Selections.

In 2018, Hello, Universe and You Go First were both acquired for adaptation. Hello, Universe is being adapted by Netflix, and You Go First is being adapted for the stage.

Her sixth book, We Dream of Space, is her first work of historical fiction. It’s set in January 1986, in the weeks leading to the Challenger disaster.

Erin has a bachelor’s degree in women’s studies and liberal arts from McNeese State University and an MFA from Rosemont College. She lives in Delaware.

Erin is mestiza and identifies as Filipina-American. Her mother is Visayan.

Saturday, July 18

9:15 am Welcome and Committee Address
**Each Attendee will attend only TWO sessions, pick the time slots that fit with your schedule** 
10 am – 11:30 am – Morning Sessions
12:30 pm – 2 pm – Mid-Day Sessions
2:30 pm – 4 pm – Afternoon Sessions
5 pm – All Conference Share-back

$15 Members, $20 Non-Members, $10 Students

Register for the Share-back and you will be randomly placed into a Zoom breakout group after some remarks to the whole conference. In these breakout groups you will be able to share stories from the day, read pieces you created in your sessions, and network. Bring a drink and some snacks and make it a virtual Happy Hour!

Schedule, Descriptions & Bios

Click here to view conference schedule, session descriptions, and presenter bios.

Sponsors

This program is sponsored by the Art Bridges Foundation and The Happy Self Publisher. This project is supported, in part, by a grant from the Delaware Division of the Arts, a state agency, in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts. The Division promotes Delaware arts events on www.DelawareScene.com

Jul
19
Sun
Healing Through the Arts: Virtual Slow Art and Artful Meditation
Jul 19 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Healing Through the Arts: Virtual Slow Art and Artful Meditation

Viewing and making art can reduce stress and improve mental health, so join us for a virtual edition of our monthly slow art tour followed by a meditative art experience. Slow down to unlock your creativity with deep looking and relaxing listening. This program is sponsored by the Laffey McHugh Foundation and Museum Council.

After registration is complete, you will receive an email with a link and details on how to join the Zoom meeting.

 

Jul
23
Thu
Art Chat Weekly
Jul 23 @ 12:00 pm
Art Chat Weekly @ Zoom

Join us for an hour-long virtual conversation with curators and guest speakers on everything from works of art in the collection to interviews with local artists. Ask questions, participate in the conversation, or just enjoy! Registration required. After registration is complete, you will receive an email with a link and details on how to join the Zoom meeting. If you do not receive a link, please check your spam folder or reach out to us.

July 16 – La Bella Mano with Guest Dr. David Bentley

In a brief commentary on La Bella Mano (1875) shortly after it was painted, Rossetti’s friend and former fellow Pre-Raphaelite Frederic George Stephens described it as “simply a painter’s fancy, and almost entirely dependent on pictorial qualities.” Dr. David Bentley from Western University of Canada joins curator Margaretta Frederick to discuss the painting’s symbolic details and its intriguing relationship to Murray Marks, the curiosity dealer who commissioned it. This talk will also explore the sonnet that Rossetti wrote for La Bella Mano, where the description of the woman’s beautiful hand as “A flower of Venus’ own virginity” invites questions about the role of classical mythology in the painting and its underlying conceptions of female purity and sexuality.   Register

July 23 – Guest Artist Craig Colorusso 

In 2017, Craig Colorusso brought Sound + Light to the Delaware Art Museum. Visitors to the Museum’s Copeland Sculpture Garden and Labyrinth in the Anthony N. Fusco Reservoir experienced the intersection of sound, light, and space. The artist joins curator Margaret Winslow to talk about his solar and motion-powered sculptures and invites participants to take part in creating a symphony of digital sound.  Register

July 30 – Reinstallation Sneak Peek 

Join DelArt staff for a discussion of the museum’s upcoming reinstallation. Take a sneak peek at new acquisitions that will go on view, hear one of the new stories highlighted in the new galleries, and learn about how community feedback shaped this project. Register

 

This program is sponsored by the Art Bridges Foundation. This program is supported, in part, by a grant from the Delaware Division of the Arts, a state agency, in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts. The Division promotes Delaware arts events on www.DelawareScene.com.

Jul
30
Thu
Art Chat Weekly
Jul 30 @ 12:00 pm
Art Chat Weekly @ Zoom

Join us for an hour-long virtual conversation with curators and guest speakers on everything from works of art in the collection to interviews with local artists. Ask questions, participate in the conversation, or just enjoy! Registration required. After registration is complete, you will receive an email with a link and details on how to join the Zoom meeting. If you do not receive a link, please check your spam folder or reach out to us.

July 16 – La Bella Mano with Guest Dr. David Bentley

In a brief commentary on La Bella Mano (1875) shortly after it was painted, Rossetti’s friend and former fellow Pre-Raphaelite Frederic George Stephens described it as “simply a painter’s fancy, and almost entirely dependent on pictorial qualities.” Dr. David Bentley from Western University of Canada joins curator Margaretta Frederick to discuss the painting’s symbolic details and its intriguing relationship to Murray Marks, the curiosity dealer who commissioned it. This talk will also explore the sonnet that Rossetti wrote for La Bella Mano, where the description of the woman’s beautiful hand as “A flower of Venus’ own virginity” invites questions about the role of classical mythology in the painting and its underlying conceptions of female purity and sexuality.   Register

July 23 – Guest Artist Craig Colorusso 

In 2017, Craig Colorusso brought Sound + Light to the Delaware Art Museum. Visitors to the Museum’s Copeland Sculpture Garden and Labyrinth in the Anthony N. Fusco Reservoir experienced the intersection of sound, light, and space. The artist joins curator Margaret Winslow to talk about his solar and motion-powered sculptures and invites participants to take part in creating a symphony of digital sound.  Register

July 30 – Reinstallation Sneak Peek 

Join DelArt staff for a discussion of the museum’s upcoming reinstallation. Take a sneak peek at new acquisitions that will go on view, hear one of the new stories highlighted in the new galleries, and learn about how community feedback shaped this project. Register

 

This program is sponsored by the Art Bridges Foundation. This program is supported, in part, by a grant from the Delaware Division of the Arts, a state agency, in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts. The Division promotes Delaware arts events on www.DelawareScene.com.

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

PLEASE NOTE: All meetings will be held on Zoom via webcam at 6 pm until further notice. To RSVP to Zoom virtual meeting email ejarvis@delart.org.

Join the DelArt Readers, a community-led book club passionate about art-inspired literature. Visit the links below for monthly selections.

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

You can now purchase your books online and support the Delaware Art Museum Store via Bookshop.org! At Bookshop, you can find book club selections and so much more at a discount, and have them shipped directly to your home. You’ll also find curated lists for books that correspond to our exhibitions, special events, staff picks and more! It’s a great way for us to offer you a wider array of books than we can carry in the store. We hope you’ll consider supporting the Museum by purchasing through Bookshop. Check out our page at https://bookshop.org/shop/delartstore, or click the links below to go directly to each book club selection.

June 25, 2020


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

edited by Lawrence Block (Fiction)

Available for purchase in the Museum Store.

Read about the book.

July 30, 2020


A Month in the Country

by J.L. Carr (Fiction)

Available for purchase in the Museum Store.

Purchase Book.

August 27, 2020


The Birth of Venus

by Sarah Dunant (Fiction)

Available for purchase in the Museum Store.

Purchase Book.

September 24, 2020


The Lady in Gold: The Extraordinary Tale of Gustav Klimt’s Masterpiece, Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer

by Anne-Marie O’Connor (Non-Fiction)

Available for purchase in the Museum Store.

Purchase Book.

October 29, 2020


The Mabinogion

edited by Lady Charlotte Guest (Fiction)

Purchase Book.

November 19, 2020

Clara and Mr. Tiffany

by Susan Vreeland (Fiction)

Available for purchase in the Museum Store.

Purchase Book.

December, 2020


No meeting

Performance: MEGA
Jul 30 @ 7:00 pm
Performance: MEGA @ Terrace & Sculpture Garden

MEGA is an epic Prog rock quintet from Wilmington, DE. Boasting triple harmonized guitars, three and four part vocal harmony, fearless improvisation, and a schizophrenic songwriting, MEGA walks a tightrope between 70s Prog and modernity. 

This program is sponsored by the Art Bridges Foundation. This program is supported, in part, by a grant from the Delaware Division of the Arts, a state agency, in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts. The Division promotes Delaware arts events on www.DelawareScene.com.

Aug
6
Thu
Art Chat Weekly
Aug 6 @ 12:00 pm
Art Chat Weekly @ Zoom

Join us for an hour-long virtual conversation with curators and guest speakers on everything from works of art in the collection to interviews with local artists. Ask questions, participate in the conversation, or just enjoy! Registration required. After registration is complete, you will receive an email with a link and details on how to join the Zoom meeting. If you do not receive a link, please check your spam folder or reach out to us.

July 16 – La Bella Mano with Guest Dr. David Bentley

In a brief commentary on La Bella Mano (1875) shortly after it was painted, Rossetti’s friend and former fellow Pre-Raphaelite Frederic George Stephens described it as “simply a painter’s fancy, and almost entirely dependent on pictorial qualities.” Dr. David Bentley from Western University of Canada joins curator Margaretta Frederick to discuss the painting’s symbolic details and its intriguing relationship to Murray Marks, the curiosity dealer who commissioned it. This talk will also explore the sonnet that Rossetti wrote for La Bella Mano, where the description of the woman’s beautiful hand as “A flower of Venus’ own virginity” invites questions about the role of classical mythology in the painting and its underlying conceptions of female purity and sexuality.   Register

July 23 – Guest Artist Craig Colorusso 

In 2017, Craig Colorusso brought Sound + Light to the Delaware Art Museum. Visitors to the Museum’s Copeland Sculpture Garden and Labyrinth in the Anthony N. Fusco Reservoir experienced the intersection of sound, light, and space. The artist joins curator Margaret Winslow to talk about his solar and motion-powered sculptures and invites participants to take part in creating a symphony of digital sound.  Register

July 30 – Reinstallation Sneak Peek 

Join DelArt staff for a discussion of the museum’s upcoming reinstallation. Take a sneak peek at new acquisitions that will go on view, hear one of the new stories highlighted in the new galleries, and learn about how community feedback shaped this project. Register

 

This program is sponsored by the Art Bridges Foundation. This program is supported, in part, by a grant from the Delaware Division of the Arts, a state agency, in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts. The Division promotes Delaware arts events on www.DelawareScene.com.

Aug
7
Fri
Art is Tasty Virtual Edition
Aug 7 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Art is Tasty Virtual Edition

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

Upcoming 2020 Topics

June 19: Tenant Farmer, Andrew Wyeth
July 3: Cancelled
August 7: Atlantic City, Reginald Marsh
September 4: Riot, Deborah Butterfield
October 2: Labyrinth
November 6: Louis Comfort Tiffany: Treasures from the Driehaus Collection special exhibition
December 4: On the Banks of the Doune, Scotland, Robert Duncanson

Aug
13
Thu
Art Chat Weekly
Aug 13 @ 12:00 pm
Art Chat Weekly @ Zoom

Join us for an hour-long virtual conversation with curators and guest speakers on everything from works of art in the collection to interviews with local artists. Ask questions, participate in the conversation, or just enjoy! Registration required. After registration is complete, you will receive an email with a link and details on how to join the Zoom meeting. If you do not receive a link, please check your spam folder or reach out to us.

July 16 – La Bella Mano with Guest Dr. David Bentley

In a brief commentary on La Bella Mano (1875) shortly after it was painted, Rossetti’s friend and former fellow Pre-Raphaelite Frederic George Stephens described it as “simply a painter’s fancy, and almost entirely dependent on pictorial qualities.” Dr. David Bentley from Western University of Canada joins curator Margaretta Frederick to discuss the painting’s symbolic details and its intriguing relationship to Murray Marks, the curiosity dealer who commissioned it. This talk will also explore the sonnet that Rossetti wrote for La Bella Mano, where the description of the woman’s beautiful hand as “A flower of Venus’ own virginity” invites questions about the role of classical mythology in the painting and its underlying conceptions of female purity and sexuality.   Register

July 23 – Guest Artist Craig Colorusso 

In 2017, Craig Colorusso brought Sound + Light to the Delaware Art Museum. Visitors to the Museum’s Copeland Sculpture Garden and Labyrinth in the Anthony N. Fusco Reservoir experienced the intersection of sound, light, and space. The artist joins curator Margaret Winslow to talk about his solar and motion-powered sculptures and invites participants to take part in creating a symphony of digital sound.  Register

July 30 – Reinstallation Sneak Peek 

Join DelArt staff for a discussion of the museum’s upcoming reinstallation. Take a sneak peek at new acquisitions that will go on view, hear one of the new stories highlighted in the new galleries, and learn about how community feedback shaped this project. Register

 

This program is sponsored by the Art Bridges Foundation. This program is supported, in part, by a grant from the Delaware Division of the Arts, a state agency, in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts. The Division promotes Delaware arts events on www.DelawareScene.com.

Aug
20
Thu
Art Chat Weekly
Aug 20 @ 12:00 pm
Art Chat Weekly @ Zoom

Join us for an hour-long virtual conversation with curators and guest speakers on everything from works of art in the collection to interviews with local artists. Ask questions, participate in the conversation, or just enjoy! Registration required. After registration is complete, you will receive an email with a link and details on how to join the Zoom meeting. If you do not receive a link, please check your spam folder or reach out to us.

July 16 – La Bella Mano with Guest Dr. David Bentley

In a brief commentary on La Bella Mano (1875) shortly after it was painted, Rossetti’s friend and former fellow Pre-Raphaelite Frederic George Stephens described it as “simply a painter’s fancy, and almost entirely dependent on pictorial qualities.” Dr. David Bentley from Western University of Canada joins curator Margaretta Frederick to discuss the painting’s symbolic details and its intriguing relationship to Murray Marks, the curiosity dealer who commissioned it. This talk will also explore the sonnet that Rossetti wrote for La Bella Mano, where the description of the woman’s beautiful hand as “A flower of Venus’ own virginity” invites questions about the role of classical mythology in the painting and its underlying conceptions of female purity and sexuality.   Register

July 23 – Guest Artist Craig Colorusso 

In 2017, Craig Colorusso brought Sound + Light to the Delaware Art Museum. Visitors to the Museum’s Copeland Sculpture Garden and Labyrinth in the Anthony N. Fusco Reservoir experienced the intersection of sound, light, and space. The artist joins curator Margaret Winslow to talk about his solar and motion-powered sculptures and invites participants to take part in creating a symphony of digital sound.  Register

July 30 – Reinstallation Sneak Peek 

Join DelArt staff for a discussion of the museum’s upcoming reinstallation. Take a sneak peek at new acquisitions that will go on view, hear one of the new stories highlighted in the new galleries, and learn about how community feedback shaped this project. Register

 

This program is sponsored by the Art Bridges Foundation. This program is supported, in part, by a grant from the Delaware Division of the Arts, a state agency, in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts. The Division promotes Delaware arts events on www.DelawareScene.com.

Aug
27
Thu
Art Chat Weekly
Aug 27 @ 12:00 pm
Art Chat Weekly @ Zoom

Join us for an hour-long virtual conversation with curators and guest speakers on everything from works of art in the collection to interviews with local artists. Ask questions, participate in the conversation, or just enjoy! Registration required. After registration is complete, you will receive an email with a link and details on how to join the Zoom meeting. If you do not receive a link, please check your spam folder or reach out to us.

July 16 – La Bella Mano with Guest Dr. David Bentley

In a brief commentary on La Bella Mano (1875) shortly after it was painted, Rossetti’s friend and former fellow Pre-Raphaelite Frederic George Stephens described it as “simply a painter’s fancy, and almost entirely dependent on pictorial qualities.” Dr. David Bentley from Western University of Canada joins curator Margaretta Frederick to discuss the painting’s symbolic details and its intriguing relationship to Murray Marks, the curiosity dealer who commissioned it. This talk will also explore the sonnet that Rossetti wrote for La Bella Mano, where the description of the woman’s beautiful hand as “A flower of Venus’ own virginity” invites questions about the role of classical mythology in the painting and its underlying conceptions of female purity and sexuality.   Register

July 23 – Guest Artist Craig Colorusso 

In 2017, Craig Colorusso brought Sound + Light to the Delaware Art Museum. Visitors to the Museum’s Copeland Sculpture Garden and Labyrinth in the Anthony N. Fusco Reservoir experienced the intersection of sound, light, and space. The artist joins curator Margaret Winslow to talk about his solar and motion-powered sculptures and invites participants to take part in creating a symphony of digital sound.  Register

July 30 – Reinstallation Sneak Peek 

Join DelArt staff for a discussion of the museum’s upcoming reinstallation. Take a sneak peek at new acquisitions that will go on view, hear one of the new stories highlighted in the new galleries, and learn about how community feedback shaped this project. Register

 

This program is sponsored by the Art Bridges Foundation. This program is supported, in part, by a grant from the Delaware Division of the Arts, a state agency, in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts. The Division promotes Delaware arts events on www.DelawareScene.com.

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

PLEASE NOTE: All meetings will be held on Zoom via webcam at 6 pm until further notice. To RSVP to Zoom virtual meeting email ejarvis@delart.org.

Join the DelArt Readers, a community-led book club passionate about art-inspired literature. Visit the links below for monthly selections.

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

You can now purchase your books online and support the Delaware Art Museum Store via Bookshop.org! At Bookshop, you can find book club selections and so much more at a discount, and have them shipped directly to your home. You’ll also find curated lists for books that correspond to our exhibitions, special events, staff picks and more! It’s a great way for us to offer you a wider array of books than we can carry in the store. We hope you’ll consider supporting the Museum by purchasing through Bookshop. Check out our page at https://bookshop.org/shop/delartstore, or click the links below to go directly to each book club selection.

June 25, 2020


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

edited by Lawrence Block (Fiction)

Available for purchase in the Museum Store.

Read about the book.

July 30, 2020


A Month in the Country

by J.L. Carr (Fiction)

Available for purchase in the Museum Store.

Purchase Book.

August 27, 2020


The Birth of Venus

by Sarah Dunant (Fiction)

Available for purchase in the Museum Store.

Purchase Book.

September 24, 2020


The Lady in Gold: The Extraordinary Tale of Gustav Klimt’s Masterpiece, Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer

by Anne-Marie O’Connor (Non-Fiction)

Available for purchase in the Museum Store.

Purchase Book.

October 29, 2020


The Mabinogion

edited by Lady Charlotte Guest (Fiction)

Purchase Book.

November 19, 2020

Clara and Mr. Tiffany

by Susan Vreeland (Fiction)

Available for purchase in the Museum Store.

Purchase Book.

December, 2020


No meeting

Sep
3
Thu
Art Chat Weekly
Sep 3 @ 12:00 pm
Art Chat Weekly @ Zoom

Join us for an hour-long virtual conversation with curators and guest speakers on everything from works of art in the collection to interviews with local artists. Ask questions, participate in the conversation, or just enjoy! Registration required. After registration is complete, you will receive an email with a link and details on how to join the Zoom meeting. If you do not receive a link, please check your spam folder or reach out to us.

July 16 – La Bella Mano with Guest Dr. David Bentley

In a brief commentary on La Bella Mano (1875) shortly after it was painted, Rossetti’s friend and former fellow Pre-Raphaelite Frederic George Stephens described it as “simply a painter’s fancy, and almost entirely dependent on pictorial qualities.” Dr. David Bentley from Western University of Canada joins curator Margaretta Frederick to discuss the painting’s symbolic details and its intriguing relationship to Murray Marks, the curiosity dealer who commissioned it. This talk will also explore the sonnet that Rossetti wrote for La Bella Mano, where the description of the woman’s beautiful hand as “A flower of Venus’ own virginity” invites questions about the role of classical mythology in the painting and its underlying conceptions of female purity and sexuality.   Register

July 23 – Guest Artist Craig Colorusso 

In 2017, Craig Colorusso brought Sound + Light to the Delaware Art Museum. Visitors to the Museum’s Copeland Sculpture Garden and Labyrinth in the Anthony N. Fusco Reservoir experienced the intersection of sound, light, and space. The artist joins curator Margaret Winslow to talk about his solar and motion-powered sculptures and invites participants to take part in creating a symphony of digital sound.  Register

July 30 – Reinstallation Sneak Peek 

Join DelArt staff for a discussion of the museum’s upcoming reinstallation. Take a sneak peek at new acquisitions that will go on view, hear one of the new stories highlighted in the new galleries, and learn about how community feedback shaped this project. Register

 

This program is sponsored by the Art Bridges Foundation. This program is supported, in part, by a grant from the Delaware Division of the Arts, a state agency, in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts. The Division promotes Delaware arts events on www.DelawareScene.com.

Sep
4
Fri
Art is Tasty Virtual Edition
Sep 4 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Art is Tasty Virtual Edition

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

Upcoming 2020 Topics

June 19: Tenant Farmer, Andrew Wyeth
July 3: Cancelled
August 7: Atlantic City, Reginald Marsh
September 4: Riot, Deborah Butterfield
October 2: Labyrinth
November 6: Louis Comfort Tiffany: Treasures from the Driehaus Collection special exhibition
December 4: On the Banks of the Doune, Scotland, Robert Duncanson

Sep
10
Thu
Art Chat Weekly
Sep 10 @ 12:00 pm
Art Chat Weekly @ Zoom

Join us for an hour-long virtual conversation with curators and guest speakers on everything from works of art in the collection to interviews with local artists. Ask questions, participate in the conversation, or just enjoy! Registration required. After registration is complete, you will receive an email with a link and details on how to join the Zoom meeting. If you do not receive a link, please check your spam folder or reach out to us.

July 16 – La Bella Mano with Guest Dr. David Bentley

In a brief commentary on La Bella Mano (1875) shortly after it was painted, Rossetti’s friend and former fellow Pre-Raphaelite Frederic George Stephens described it as “simply a painter’s fancy, and almost entirely dependent on pictorial qualities.” Dr. David Bentley from Western University of Canada joins curator Margaretta Frederick to discuss the painting’s symbolic details and its intriguing relationship to Murray Marks, the curiosity dealer who commissioned it. This talk will also explore the sonnet that Rossetti wrote for La Bella Mano, where the description of the woman’s beautiful hand as “A flower of Venus’ own virginity” invites questions about the role of classical mythology in the painting and its underlying conceptions of female purity and sexuality.   Register

July 23 – Guest Artist Craig Colorusso 

In 2017, Craig Colorusso brought Sound + Light to the Delaware Art Museum. Visitors to the Museum’s Copeland Sculpture Garden and Labyrinth in the Anthony N. Fusco Reservoir experienced the intersection of sound, light, and space. The artist joins curator Margaret Winslow to talk about his solar and motion-powered sculptures and invites participants to take part in creating a symphony of digital sound.  Register

July 30 – Reinstallation Sneak Peek 

Join DelArt staff for a discussion of the museum’s upcoming reinstallation. Take a sneak peek at new acquisitions that will go on view, hear one of the new stories highlighted in the new galleries, and learn about how community feedback shaped this project. Register

 

This program is sponsored by the Art Bridges Foundation. This program is supported, in part, by a grant from the Delaware Division of the Arts, a state agency, in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts. The Division promotes Delaware arts events on www.DelawareScene.com.

Sep
17
Thu
Art Chat Weekly
Sep 17 @ 12:00 pm
Art Chat Weekly @ Zoom

Join us for an hour-long virtual conversation with curators and guest speakers on everything from works of art in the collection to interviews with local artists. Ask questions, participate in the conversation, or just enjoy! Registration required. After registration is complete, you will receive an email with a link and details on how to join the Zoom meeting. If you do not receive a link, please check your spam folder or reach out to us.

July 16 – La Bella Mano with Guest Dr. David Bentley

In a brief commentary on La Bella Mano (1875) shortly after it was painted, Rossetti’s friend and former fellow Pre-Raphaelite Frederic George Stephens described it as “simply a painter’s fancy, and almost entirely dependent on pictorial qualities.” Dr. David Bentley from Western University of Canada joins curator Margaretta Frederick to discuss the painting’s symbolic details and its intriguing relationship to Murray Marks, the curiosity dealer who commissioned it. This talk will also explore the sonnet that Rossetti wrote for La Bella Mano, where the description of the woman’s beautiful hand as “A flower of Venus’ own virginity” invites questions about the role of classical mythology in the painting and its underlying conceptions of female purity and sexuality.   Register

July 23 – Guest Artist Craig Colorusso 

In 2017, Craig Colorusso brought Sound + Light to the Delaware Art Museum. Visitors to the Museum’s Copeland Sculpture Garden and Labyrinth in the Anthony N. Fusco Reservoir experienced the intersection of sound, light, and space. The artist joins curator Margaret Winslow to talk about his solar and motion-powered sculptures and invites participants to take part in creating a symphony of digital sound.  Register

July 30 – Reinstallation Sneak Peek 

Join DelArt staff for a discussion of the museum’s upcoming reinstallation. Take a sneak peek at new acquisitions that will go on view, hear one of the new stories highlighted in the new galleries, and learn about how community feedback shaped this project. Register

 

This program is sponsored by the Art Bridges Foundation. This program is supported, in part, by a grant from the Delaware Division of the Arts, a state agency, in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts. The Division promotes Delaware arts events on www.DelawareScene.com.

Sep
24
Thu
Art Chat Weekly
Sep 24 @ 12:00 pm
Art Chat Weekly @ Zoom

Join us for an hour-long virtual conversation with curators and guest speakers on everything from works of art in the collection to interviews with local artists. Ask questions, participate in the conversation, or just enjoy! Registration required. After registration is complete, you will receive an email with a link and details on how to join the Zoom meeting. If you do not receive a link, please check your spam folder or reach out to us.

July 16 – La Bella Mano with Guest Dr. David Bentley

In a brief commentary on La Bella Mano (1875) shortly after it was painted, Rossetti’s friend and former fellow Pre-Raphaelite Frederic George Stephens described it as “simply a painter’s fancy, and almost entirely dependent on pictorial qualities.” Dr. David Bentley from Western University of Canada joins curator Margaretta Frederick to discuss the painting’s symbolic details and its intriguing relationship to Murray Marks, the curiosity dealer who commissioned it. This talk will also explore the sonnet that Rossetti wrote for La Bella Mano, where the description of the woman’s beautiful hand as “A flower of Venus’ own virginity” invites questions about the role of classical mythology in the painting and its underlying conceptions of female purity and sexuality.   Register

July 23 – Guest Artist Craig Colorusso 

In 2017, Craig Colorusso brought Sound + Light to the Delaware Art Museum. Visitors to the Museum’s Copeland Sculpture Garden and Labyrinth in the Anthony N. Fusco Reservoir experienced the intersection of sound, light, and space. The artist joins curator Margaret Winslow to talk about his solar and motion-powered sculptures and invites participants to take part in creating a symphony of digital sound.  Register

July 30 – Reinstallation Sneak Peek 

Join DelArt staff for a discussion of the museum’s upcoming reinstallation. Take a sneak peek at new acquisitions that will go on view, hear one of the new stories highlighted in the new galleries, and learn about how community feedback shaped this project. Register

 

This program is sponsored by the Art Bridges Foundation. This program is supported, in part, by a grant from the Delaware Division of the Arts, a state agency, in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts. The Division promotes Delaware arts events on www.DelawareScene.com.

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

PLEASE NOTE: All meetings will be held on Zoom via webcam at 6 pm until further notice. To RSVP to Zoom virtual meeting email ejarvis@delart.org.

Join the DelArt Readers, a community-led book club passionate about art-inspired literature. Visit the links below for monthly selections.

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

You can now purchase your books online and support the Delaware Art Museum Store via Bookshop.org! At Bookshop, you can find book club selections and so much more at a discount, and have them shipped directly to your home. You’ll also find curated lists for books that correspond to our exhibitions, special events, staff picks and more! It’s a great way for us to offer you a wider array of books than we can carry in the store. We hope you’ll consider supporting the Museum by purchasing through Bookshop. Check out our page at https://bookshop.org/shop/delartstore, or click the links below to go directly to each book club selection.

June 25, 2020


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

edited by Lawrence Block (Fiction)

Available for purchase in the Museum Store.

Read about the book.

July 30, 2020


A Month in the Country

by J.L. Carr (Fiction)

Available for purchase in the Museum Store.

Purchase Book.

August 27, 2020


The Birth of Venus

by Sarah Dunant (Fiction)

Available for purchase in the Museum Store.

Purchase Book.

September 24, 2020


The Lady in Gold: The Extraordinary Tale of Gustav Klimt’s Masterpiece, Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer

by Anne-Marie O’Connor (Non-Fiction)

Available for purchase in the Museum Store.

Purchase Book.

October 29, 2020


The Mabinogion

edited by Lady Charlotte Guest (Fiction)

Purchase Book.

November 19, 2020

Clara and Mr. Tiffany

by Susan Vreeland (Fiction)

Available for purchase in the Museum Store.

Purchase Book.

December, 2020


No meeting

Oct
1
Thu
Art Chat Weekly
Oct 1 @ 12:00 pm
Art Chat Weekly @ Zoom

Join us for an hour-long virtual conversation with curators and guest speakers on everything from works of art in the collection to interviews with local artists. Ask questions, participate in the conversation, or just enjoy! Registration required. After registration is complete, you will receive an email with a link and details on how to join the Zoom meeting. If you do not receive a link, please check your spam folder or reach out to us.

July 16 – La Bella Mano with Guest Dr. David Bentley

In a brief commentary on La Bella Mano (1875) shortly after it was painted, Rossetti’s friend and former fellow Pre-Raphaelite Frederic George Stephens described it as “simply a painter’s fancy, and almost entirely dependent on pictorial qualities.” Dr. David Bentley from Western University of Canada joins curator Margaretta Frederick to discuss the painting’s symbolic details and its intriguing relationship to Murray Marks, the curiosity dealer who commissioned it. This talk will also explore the sonnet that Rossetti wrote for La Bella Mano, where the description of the woman’s beautiful hand as “A flower of Venus’ own virginity” invites questions about the role of classical mythology in the painting and its underlying conceptions of female purity and sexuality.   Register

July 23 – Guest Artist Craig Colorusso 

In 2017, Craig Colorusso brought Sound + Light to the Delaware Art Museum. Visitors to the Museum’s Copeland Sculpture Garden and Labyrinth in the Anthony N. Fusco Reservoir experienced the intersection of sound, light, and space. The artist joins curator Margaret Winslow to talk about his solar and motion-powered sculptures and invites participants to take part in creating a symphony of digital sound.  Register

July 30 – Reinstallation Sneak Peek 

Join DelArt staff for a discussion of the museum’s upcoming reinstallation. Take a sneak peek at new acquisitions that will go on view, hear one of the new stories highlighted in the new galleries, and learn about how community feedback shaped this project. Register

 

This program is sponsored by the Art Bridges Foundation. This program is supported, in part, by a grant from the Delaware Division of the Arts, a state agency, in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts. The Division promotes Delaware arts events on www.DelawareScene.com.

Conversations with Women Making a Difference
Oct 1 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Conversations with Women Making a Difference

Join us on October 1, 2020 for “Conversations with Women Making a Difference” presented by Blue Blaze Associates.

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

Melody Phillips is Director of Operations for The Warehouse, a new teen center in northeast Wilmington that will open in April 2020. The Warehouse is part of a multi-million dollar community revitalization project, planned by REACH Riverside, offering comprehensive after-school opportunities for up to 700 teens. Melody serves as Chair of the Workforce Development Committee for REACH Riverside and is also Co-Founder and Board Chairwoman of I Am My Sister’s Keeper.

Latifa Ihsan Ali is a Muslim American fashion designer and entrepreneur who is passionate about helping women get active and keep modest. Her company, LiaWear Action, empowers Muslim women to pursue the activities they love. Latifa’s line of modest sportswear and hijab solutions encourage women to get out and run, jog, kick, bike, hike, swim, splash, dive, and dance their way to fitness.

Colleen Perry Keith is the new president of Goldey-Beacom College and the first woman to hold that position in the school’s 133-year history. Before coming to Delaware, Colleen served as president at Pfeiffer University in North Carolina and also at Spartanburg Methodist College in South Carolina. Her proven leadership and strong financial management were transformative at those institutions.

Bring your friends (including men!) to this fun and inspirational evening!

The event series is presented by Blue Blaze Associates and sponsored by NEWS4Women; all event proceeds are donated to local nonprofits. The 2020 partners and beneficiaries are the Delaware Art Museum and Fund for Women Delaware.

Oct
2
Fri
Art is Tasty Virtual Edition
Oct 2 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Art is Tasty Virtual Edition

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

Upcoming 2020 Topics

June 19: Tenant Farmer, Andrew Wyeth
July 3: Cancelled
August 7: Atlantic City, Reginald Marsh
September 4: Riot, Deborah Butterfield
October 2: Labyrinth
November 6: Louis Comfort Tiffany: Treasures from the Driehaus Collection special exhibition
December 4: On the Banks of the Doune, Scotland, Robert Duncanson

Oct
8
Thu
Art Chat Weekly
Oct 8 @ 12:00 pm
Art Chat Weekly @ Zoom

Join us for an hour-long virtual conversation with curators and guest speakers on everything from works of art in the collection to interviews with local artists. Ask questions, participate in the conversation, or just enjoy! Registration required. After registration is complete, you will receive an email with a link and details on how to join the Zoom meeting. If you do not receive a link, please check your spam folder or reach out to us.

July 16 – La Bella Mano with Guest Dr. David Bentley

In a brief commentary on La Bella Mano (1875) shortly after it was painted, Rossetti’s friend and former fellow Pre-Raphaelite Frederic George Stephens described it as “simply a painter’s fancy, and almost entirely dependent on pictorial qualities.” Dr. David Bentley from Western University of Canada joins curator Margaretta Frederick to discuss the painting’s symbolic details and its intriguing relationship to Murray Marks, the curiosity dealer who commissioned it. This talk will also explore the sonnet that Rossetti wrote for La Bella Mano, where the description of the woman’s beautiful hand as “A flower of Venus’ own virginity” invites questions about the role of classical mythology in the painting and its underlying conceptions of female purity and sexuality.   Register

July 23 – Guest Artist Craig Colorusso 

In 2017, Craig Colorusso brought Sound + Light to the Delaware Art Museum. Visitors to the Museum’s Copeland Sculpture Garden and Labyrinth in the Anthony N. Fusco Reservoir experienced the intersection of sound, light, and space. The artist joins curator Margaret Winslow to talk about his solar and motion-powered sculptures and invites participants to take part in creating a symphony of digital sound.  Register

July 30 – Reinstallation Sneak Peek 

Join DelArt staff for a discussion of the museum’s upcoming reinstallation. Take a sneak peek at new acquisitions that will go on view, hear one of the new stories highlighted in the new galleries, and learn about how community feedback shaped this project. Register

 

This program is sponsored by the Art Bridges Foundation. This program is supported, in part, by a grant from the Delaware Division of the Arts, a state agency, in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts. The Division promotes Delaware arts events on www.DelawareScene.com.

Oct
15
Thu
Art Chat Weekly
Oct 15 @ 12:00 pm
Art Chat Weekly @ Zoom

Join us for an hour-long virtual conversation with curators and guest speakers on everything from works of art in the collection to interviews with local artists. Ask questions, participate in the conversation, or just enjoy! Registration required. After registration is complete, you will receive an email with a link and details on how to join the Zoom meeting. If you do not receive a link, please check your spam folder or reach out to us.

July 16 – La Bella Mano with Guest Dr. David Bentley

In a brief commentary on La Bella Mano (1875) shortly after it was painted, Rossetti’s friend and former fellow Pre-Raphaelite Frederic George Stephens described it as “simply a painter’s fancy, and almost entirely dependent on pictorial qualities.” Dr. David Bentley from Western University of Canada joins curator Margaretta Frederick to discuss the painting’s symbolic details and its intriguing relationship to Murray Marks, the curiosity dealer who commissioned it. This talk will also explore the sonnet that Rossetti wrote for La Bella Mano, where the description of the woman’s beautiful hand as “A flower of Venus’ own virginity” invites questions about the role of classical mythology in the painting and its underlying conceptions of female purity and sexuality.   Register

July 23 – Guest Artist Craig Colorusso 

In 2017, Craig Colorusso brought Sound + Light to the Delaware Art Museum. Visitors to the Museum’s Copeland Sculpture Garden and Labyrinth in the Anthony N. Fusco Reservoir experienced the intersection of sound, light, and space. The artist joins curator Margaret Winslow to talk about his solar and motion-powered sculptures and invites participants to take part in creating a symphony of digital sound.  Register

July 30 – Reinstallation Sneak Peek 

Join DelArt staff for a discussion of the museum’s upcoming reinstallation. Take a sneak peek at new acquisitions that will go on view, hear one of the new stories highlighted in the new galleries, and learn about how community feedback shaped this project. Register

 

This program is sponsored by the Art Bridges Foundation. This program is supported, in part, by a grant from the Delaware Division of the Arts, a state agency, in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts. The Division promotes Delaware arts events on www.DelawareScene.com.

Oct
22
Thu
Art Chat Weekly
Oct 22 @ 12:00 pm
Art Chat Weekly @ Zoom

Join us for an hour-long virtual conversation with curators and guest speakers on everything from works of art in the collection to interviews with local artists. Ask questions, participate in the conversation, or just enjoy! Registration required. After registration is complete, you will receive an email with a link and details on how to join the Zoom meeting. If you do not receive a link, please check your spam folder or reach out to us.

July 16 – La Bella Mano with Guest Dr. David Bentley

In a brief commentary on La Bella Mano (1875) shortly after it was painted, Rossetti’s friend and former fellow Pre-Raphaelite Frederic George Stephens described it as “simply a painter’s fancy, and almost entirely dependent on pictorial qualities.” Dr. David Bentley from Western University of Canada joins curator Margaretta Frederick to discuss the painting’s symbolic details and its intriguing relationship to Murray Marks, the curiosity dealer who commissioned it. This talk will also explore the sonnet that Rossetti wrote for La Bella Mano, where the description of the woman’s beautiful hand as “A flower of Venus’ own virginity” invites questions about the role of classical mythology in the painting and its underlying conceptions of female purity and sexuality.   Register

July 23 – Guest Artist Craig Colorusso 

In 2017, Craig Colorusso brought Sound + Light to the Delaware Art Museum. Visitors to the Museum’s Copeland Sculpture Garden and Labyrinth in the Anthony N. Fusco Reservoir experienced the intersection of sound, light, and space. The artist joins curator Margaret Winslow to talk about his solar and motion-powered sculptures and invites participants to take part in creating a symphony of digital sound.  Register

July 30 – Reinstallation Sneak Peek 

Join DelArt staff for a discussion of the museum’s upcoming reinstallation. Take a sneak peek at new acquisitions that will go on view, hear one of the new stories highlighted in the new galleries, and learn about how community feedback shaped this project. Register

 

This program is sponsored by the Art Bridges Foundation. This program is supported, in part, by a grant from the Delaware Division of the Arts, a state agency, in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts. The Division promotes Delaware arts events on www.DelawareScene.com.

Oct
29
Thu
Art Chat Weekly
Oct 29 @ 12:00 pm
Art Chat Weekly @ Zoom

Join us for an hour-long virtual conversation with curators and guest speakers on everything from works of art in the collection to interviews with local artists. Ask questions, participate in the conversation, or just enjoy! Registration required. After registration is complete, you will receive an email with a link and details on how to join the Zoom meeting. If you do not receive a link, please check your spam folder or reach out to us.

July 16 – La Bella Mano with Guest Dr. David Bentley

In a brief commentary on La Bella Mano (1875) shortly after it was painted, Rossetti’s friend and former fellow Pre-Raphaelite Frederic George Stephens described it as “simply a painter’s fancy, and almost entirely dependent on pictorial qualities.” Dr. David Bentley from Western University of Canada joins curator Margaretta Frederick to discuss the painting’s symbolic details and its intriguing relationship to Murray Marks, the curiosity dealer who commissioned it. This talk will also explore the sonnet that Rossetti wrote for La Bella Mano, where the description of the woman’s beautiful hand as “A flower of Venus’ own virginity” invites questions about the role of classical mythology in the painting and its underlying conceptions of female purity and sexuality.   Register

July 23 – Guest Artist Craig Colorusso 

In 2017, Craig Colorusso brought Sound + Light to the Delaware Art Museum. Visitors to the Museum’s Copeland Sculpture Garden and Labyrinth in the Anthony N. Fusco Reservoir experienced the intersection of sound, light, and space. The artist joins curator Margaret Winslow to talk about his solar and motion-powered sculptures and invites participants to take part in creating a symphony of digital sound.  Register

July 30 – Reinstallation Sneak Peek 

Join DelArt staff for a discussion of the museum’s upcoming reinstallation. Take a sneak peek at new acquisitions that will go on view, hear one of the new stories highlighted in the new galleries, and learn about how community feedback shaped this project. Register

 

This program is sponsored by the Art Bridges Foundation. This program is supported, in part, by a grant from the Delaware Division of the Arts, a state agency, in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts. The Division promotes Delaware arts events on www.DelawareScene.com.

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

PLEASE NOTE: All meetings will be held on Zoom via webcam at 6 pm until further notice. To RSVP to Zoom virtual meeting email ejarvis@delart.org.

Join the DelArt Readers, a community-led book club passionate about art-inspired literature. Visit the links below for monthly selections.

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

You can now purchase your books online and support the Delaware Art Museum Store via Bookshop.org! At Bookshop, you can find book club selections and so much more at a discount, and have them shipped directly to your home. You’ll also find curated lists for books that correspond to our exhibitions, special events, staff picks and more! It’s a great way for us to offer you a wider array of books than we can carry in the store. We hope you’ll consider supporting the Museum by purchasing through Bookshop. Check out our page at https://bookshop.org/shop/delartstore, or click the links below to go directly to each book club selection.

June 25, 2020


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

edited by Lawrence Block (Fiction)

Available for purchase in the Museum Store.

Read about the book.

July 30, 2020


A Month in the Country

by J.L. Carr (Fiction)

Available for purchase in the Museum Store.

Purchase Book.

August 27, 2020


The Birth of Venus

by Sarah Dunant (Fiction)

Available for purchase in the Museum Store.

Purchase Book.

September 24, 2020


The Lady in Gold: The Extraordinary Tale of Gustav Klimt’s Masterpiece, Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer

by Anne-Marie O’Connor (Non-Fiction)

Available for purchase in the Museum Store.

Purchase Book.

October 29, 2020


The Mabinogion

edited by Lady Charlotte Guest (Fiction)

Purchase Book.

November 19, 2020

Clara and Mr. Tiffany

by Susan Vreeland (Fiction)

Available for purchase in the Museum Store.

Purchase Book.

December, 2020


No meeting

Nov
5
Thu
Art Chat Weekly
Nov 5 @ 12:00 pm
Art Chat Weekly @ Zoom

Join us for an hour-long virtual conversation with curators and guest speakers on everything from works of art in the collection to interviews with local artists. Ask questions, participate in the conversation, or just enjoy! Registration required. After registration is complete, you will receive an email with a link and details on how to join the Zoom meeting. If you do not receive a link, please check your spam folder or reach out to us.

July 16 – La Bella Mano with Guest Dr. David Bentley

In a brief commentary on La Bella Mano (1875) shortly after it was painted, Rossetti’s friend and former fellow Pre-Raphaelite Frederic George Stephens described it as “simply a painter’s fancy, and almost entirely dependent on pictorial qualities.” Dr. David Bentley from Western University of Canada joins curator Margaretta Frederick to discuss the painting’s symbolic details and its intriguing relationship to Murray Marks, the curiosity dealer who commissioned it. This talk will also explore the sonnet that Rossetti wrote for La Bella Mano, where the description of the woman’s beautiful hand as “A flower of Venus’ own virginity” invites questions about the role of classical mythology in the painting and its underlying conceptions of female purity and sexuality.   Register

July 23 – Guest Artist Craig Colorusso 

In 2017, Craig Colorusso brought Sound + Light to the Delaware Art Museum. Visitors to the Museum’s Copeland Sculpture Garden and Labyrinth in the Anthony N. Fusco Reservoir experienced the intersection of sound, light, and space. The artist joins curator Margaret Winslow to talk about his solar and motion-powered sculptures and invites participants to take part in creating a symphony of digital sound.  Register

July 30 – Reinstallation Sneak Peek 

Join DelArt staff for a discussion of the museum’s upcoming reinstallation. Take a sneak peek at new acquisitions that will go on view, hear one of the new stories highlighted in the new galleries, and learn about how community feedback shaped this project. Register

 

This program is sponsored by the Art Bridges Foundation. This program is supported, in part, by a grant from the Delaware Division of the Arts, a state agency, in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts. The Division promotes Delaware arts events on www.DelawareScene.com.

Nov
6
Fri
Art is Tasty Virtual Edition
Nov 6 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Art is Tasty Virtual Edition

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

Upcoming 2020 Topics

June 19: Tenant Farmer, Andrew Wyeth
July 3: Cancelled
August 7: Atlantic City, Reginald Marsh
September 4: Riot, Deborah Butterfield
October 2: Labyrinth
November 6: Louis Comfort Tiffany: Treasures from the Driehaus Collection special exhibition
December 4: On the Banks of the Doune, Scotland, Robert Duncanson

Nov
12
Thu
Art Chat Weekly
Nov 12 @ 12:00 pm
Art Chat Weekly @ Zoom

Join us for an hour-long virtual conversation with curators and guest speakers on everything from works of art in the collection to interviews with local artists. Ask questions, participate in the conversation, or just enjoy! Registration required. After registration is complete, you will receive an email with a link and details on how to join the Zoom meeting. If you do not receive a link, please check your spam folder or reach out to us.

July 16 – La Bella Mano with Guest Dr. David Bentley

In a brief commentary on La Bella Mano (1875) shortly after it was painted, Rossetti’s friend and former fellow Pre-Raphaelite Frederic George Stephens described it as “simply a painter’s fancy, and almost entirely dependent on pictorial qualities.” Dr. David Bentley from Western University of Canada joins curator Margaretta Frederick to discuss the painting’s symbolic details and its intriguing relationship to Murray Marks, the curiosity dealer who commissioned it. This talk will also explore the sonnet that Rossetti wrote for La Bella Mano, where the description of the woman’s beautiful hand as “A flower of Venus’ own virginity” invites questions about the role of classical mythology in the painting and its underlying conceptions of female purity and sexuality.   Register

July 23 – Guest Artist Craig Colorusso 

In 2017, Craig Colorusso brought Sound + Light to the Delaware Art Museum. Visitors to the Museum’s Copeland Sculpture Garden and Labyrinth in the Anthony N. Fusco Reservoir experienced the intersection of sound, light, and space. The artist joins curator Margaret Winslow to talk about his solar and motion-powered sculptures and invites participants to take part in creating a symphony of digital sound.  Register

July 30 – Reinstallation Sneak Peek 

Join DelArt staff for a discussion of the museum’s upcoming reinstallation. Take a sneak peek at new acquisitions that will go on view, hear one of the new stories highlighted in the new galleries, and learn about how community feedback shaped this project. Register

 

This program is sponsored by the Art Bridges Foundation. This program is supported, in part, by a grant from the Delaware Division of the Arts, a state agency, in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts. The Division promotes Delaware arts events on www.DelawareScene.com.

Nov
19
Thu
Art Chat Weekly
Nov 19 @ 12:00 pm
Art Chat Weekly @ Zoom

Join us for an hour-long virtual conversation with curators and guest speakers on everything from works of art in the collection to interviews with local artists. Ask questions, participate in the conversation, or just enjoy! Registration required. After registration is complete, you will receive an email with a link and details on how to join the Zoom meeting. If you do not receive a link, please check your spam folder or reach out to us.

July 16 – La Bella Mano with Guest Dr. David Bentley

In a brief commentary on La Bella Mano (1875) shortly after it was painted, Rossetti’s friend and former fellow Pre-Raphaelite Frederic George Stephens described it as “simply a painter’s fancy, and almost entirely dependent on pictorial qualities.” Dr. David Bentley from Western University of Canada joins curator Margaretta Frederick to discuss the painting’s symbolic details and its intriguing relationship to Murray Marks, the curiosity dealer who commissioned it. This talk will also explore the sonnet that Rossetti wrote for La Bella Mano, where the description of the woman’s beautiful hand as “A flower of Venus’ own virginity” invites questions about the role of classical mythology in the painting and its underlying conceptions of female purity and sexuality.   Register

July 23 – Guest Artist Craig Colorusso 

In 2017, Craig Colorusso brought Sound + Light to the Delaware Art Museum. Visitors to the Museum’s Copeland Sculpture Garden and Labyrinth in the Anthony N. Fusco Reservoir experienced the intersection of sound, light, and space. The artist joins curator Margaret Winslow to talk about his solar and motion-powered sculptures and invites participants to take part in creating a symphony of digital sound.  Register

July 30 – Reinstallation Sneak Peek 

Join DelArt staff for a discussion of the museum’s upcoming reinstallation. Take a sneak peek at new acquisitions that will go on view, hear one of the new stories highlighted in the new galleries, and learn about how community feedback shaped this project. Register

 

This program is sponsored by the Art Bridges Foundation. This program is supported, in part, by a grant from the Delaware Division of the Arts, a state agency, in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts. The Division promotes Delaware arts events on www.DelawareScene.com.

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

PLEASE NOTE: All meetings will be held on Zoom via webcam at 6 pm until further notice. To RSVP to Zoom virtual meeting email ejarvis@delart.org.

Join the DelArt Readers, a community-led book club passionate about art-inspired literature. Visit the links below for monthly selections.

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

You can now purchase your books online and support the Delaware Art Museum Store via Bookshop.org! At Bookshop, you can find book club selections and so much more at a discount, and have them shipped directly to your home. You’ll also find curated lists for books that correspond to our exhibitions, special events, staff picks and more! It’s a great way for us to offer you a wider array of books than we can carry in the store. We hope you’ll consider supporting the Museum by purchasing through Bookshop. Check out our page at https://bookshop.org/shop/delartstore, or click the links below to go directly to each book club selection.

June 25, 2020


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

edited by Lawrence Block (Fiction)

Available for purchase in the Museum Store.

Read about the book.

July 30, 2020


A Month in the Country

by J.L. Carr (Fiction)

Available for purchase in the Museum Store.

Purchase Book.

August 27, 2020


The Birth of Venus

by Sarah Dunant (Fiction)

Available for purchase in the Museum Store.

Purchase Book.

September 24, 2020


The Lady in Gold: The Extraordinary Tale of Gustav Klimt’s Masterpiece, Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer

by Anne-Marie O’Connor (Non-Fiction)

Available for purchase in the Museum Store.

Purchase Book.

October 29, 2020


The Mabinogion

edited by Lady Charlotte Guest (Fiction)

Purchase Book.

November 19, 2020

Clara and Mr. Tiffany

by Susan Vreeland (Fiction)

Available for purchase in the Museum Store.

Purchase Book.

December, 2020


No meeting

Nov
26
Thu
Art Chat Weekly
Nov 26 @ 12:00 pm
Art Chat Weekly @ Zoom

Join us for an hour-long virtual conversation with curators and guest speakers on everything from works of art in the collection to interviews with local artists. Ask questions, participate in the conversation, or just enjoy! Registration required. After registration is complete, you will receive an email with a link and details on how to join the Zoom meeting. If you do not receive a link, please check your spam folder or reach out to us.

July 16 – La Bella Mano with Guest Dr. David Bentley

In a brief commentary on La Bella Mano (1875) shortly after it was painted, Rossetti’s friend and former fellow Pre-Raphaelite Frederic George Stephens described it as “simply a painter’s fancy, and almost entirely dependent on pictorial qualities.” Dr. David Bentley from Western University of Canada joins curator Margaretta Frederick to discuss the painting’s symbolic details and its intriguing relationship to Murray Marks, the curiosity dealer who commissioned it. This talk will also explore the sonnet that Rossetti wrote for La Bella Mano, where the description of the woman’s beautiful hand as “A flower of Venus’ own virginity” invites questions about the role of classical mythology in the painting and its underlying conceptions of female purity and sexuality.   Register

July 23 – Guest Artist Craig Colorusso 

In 2017, Craig Colorusso brought Sound + Light to the Delaware Art Museum. Visitors to the Museum’s Copeland Sculpture Garden and Labyrinth in the Anthony N. Fusco Reservoir experienced the intersection of sound, light, and space. The artist joins curator Margaret Winslow to talk about his solar and motion-powered sculptures and invites participants to take part in creating a symphony of digital sound.  Register

July 30 – Reinstallation Sneak Peek 

Join DelArt staff for a discussion of the museum’s upcoming reinstallation. Take a sneak peek at new acquisitions that will go on view, hear one of the new stories highlighted in the new galleries, and learn about how community feedback shaped this project. Register

 

This program is sponsored by the Art Bridges Foundation. This program is supported, in part, by a grant from the Delaware Division of the Arts, a state agency, in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts. The Division promotes Delaware arts events on www.DelawareScene.com.

Dec
3
Thu
Art Chat Weekly
Dec 3 @ 12:00 pm
Art Chat Weekly @ Zoom

Join us for an hour-long virtual conversation with curators and guest speakers on everything from works of art in the collection to interviews with local artists. Ask questions, participate in the conversation, or just enjoy! Registration required. After registration is complete, you will receive an email with a link and details on how to join the Zoom meeting. If you do not receive a link, please check your spam folder or reach out to us.

July 16 – La Bella Mano with Guest Dr. David Bentley

In a brief commentary on La Bella Mano (1875) shortly after it was painted, Rossetti’s friend and former fellow Pre-Raphaelite Frederic George Stephens described it as “simply a painter’s fancy, and almost entirely dependent on pictorial qualities.” Dr. David Bentley from Western University of Canada joins curator Margaretta Frederick to discuss the painting’s symbolic details and its intriguing relationship to Murray Marks, the curiosity dealer who commissioned it. This talk will also explore the sonnet that Rossetti wrote for La Bella Mano, where the description of the woman’s beautiful hand as “A flower of Venus’ own virginity” invites questions about the role of classical mythology in the painting and its underlying conceptions of female purity and sexuality.   Register

July 23 – Guest Artist Craig Colorusso 

In 2017, Craig Colorusso brought Sound + Light to the Delaware Art Museum. Visitors to the Museum’s Copeland Sculpture Garden and Labyrinth in the Anthony N. Fusco Reservoir experienced the intersection of sound, light, and space. The artist joins curator Margaret Winslow to talk about his solar and motion-powered sculptures and invites participants to take part in creating a symphony of digital sound.  Register

July 30 – Reinstallation Sneak Peek 

Join DelArt staff for a discussion of the museum’s upcoming reinstallation. Take a sneak peek at new acquisitions that will go on view, hear one of the new stories highlighted in the new galleries, and learn about how community feedback shaped this project. Register

 

This program is sponsored by the Art Bridges Foundation. This program is supported, in part, by a grant from the Delaware Division of the Arts, a state agency, in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts. The Division promotes Delaware arts events on www.DelawareScene.com.

Dec
4
Fri
Art is Tasty Virtual Edition
Dec 4 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Art is Tasty Virtual Edition

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

Upcoming 2020 Topics

June 19: Tenant Farmer, Andrew Wyeth
July 3: Cancelled
August 7: Atlantic City, Reginald Marsh
September 4: Riot, Deborah Butterfield
October 2: Labyrinth
November 6: Louis Comfort Tiffany: Treasures from the Driehaus Collection special exhibition
December 4: On the Banks of the Doune, Scotland, Robert Duncanson

Dec
10
Thu
Art Chat Weekly
Dec 10 @ 12:00 pm
Art Chat Weekly @ Zoom

Join us for an hour-long virtual conversation with curators and guest speakers on everything from works of art in the collection to interviews with local artists. Ask questions, participate in the conversation, or just enjoy! Registration required. After registration is complete, you will receive an email with a link and details on how to join the Zoom meeting. If you do not receive a link, please check your spam folder or reach out to us.

July 16 – La Bella Mano with Guest Dr. David Bentley

In a brief commentary on La Bella Mano (1875) shortly after it was painted, Rossetti’s friend and former fellow Pre-Raphaelite Frederic George Stephens described it as “simply a painter’s fancy, and almost entirely dependent on pictorial qualities.” Dr. David Bentley from Western University of Canada joins curator Margaretta Frederick to discuss the painting’s symbolic details and its intriguing relationship to Murray Marks, the curiosity dealer who commissioned it. This talk will also explore the sonnet that Rossetti wrote for La Bella Mano, where the description of the woman’s beautiful hand as “A flower of Venus’ own virginity” invites questions about the role of classical mythology in the painting and its underlying conceptions of female purity and sexuality.   Register

July 23 – Guest Artist Craig Colorusso 

In 2017, Craig Colorusso brought Sound + Light to the Delaware Art Museum. Visitors to the Museum’s Copeland Sculpture Garden and Labyrinth in the Anthony N. Fusco Reservoir experienced the intersection of sound, light, and space. The artist joins curator Margaret Winslow to talk about his solar and motion-powered sculptures and invites participants to take part in creating a symphony of digital sound.  Register

July 30 – Reinstallation Sneak Peek 

Join DelArt staff for a discussion of the museum’s upcoming reinstallation. Take a sneak peek at new acquisitions that will go on view, hear one of the new stories highlighted in the new galleries, and learn about how community feedback shaped this project. Register

 

This program is sponsored by the Art Bridges Foundation. This program is supported, in part, by a grant from the Delaware Division of the Arts, a state agency, in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts. The Division promotes Delaware arts events on www.DelawareScene.com.

Dec
17
Thu
Art Chat Weekly
Dec 17 @ 12:00 pm
Art Chat Weekly @ Zoom

Join us for an hour-long virtual conversation with curators and guest speakers on everything from works of art in the collection to interviews with local artists. Ask questions, participate in the conversation, or just enjoy! Registration required. After registration is complete, you will receive an email with a link and details on how to join the Zoom meeting. If you do not receive a link, please check your spam folder or reach out to us.

July 16 – La Bella Mano with Guest Dr. David Bentley

In a brief commentary on La Bella Mano (1875) shortly after it was painted, Rossetti’s friend and former fellow Pre-Raphaelite Frederic George Stephens described it as “simply a painter’s fancy, and almost entirely dependent on pictorial qualities.” Dr. David Bentley from Western University of Canada joins curator Margaretta Frederick to discuss the painting’s symbolic details and its intriguing relationship to Murray Marks, the curiosity dealer who commissioned it. This talk will also explore the sonnet that Rossetti wrote for La Bella Mano, where the description of the woman’s beautiful hand as “A flower of Venus’ own virginity” invites questions about the role of classical mythology in the painting and its underlying conceptions of female purity and sexuality.   Register

July 23 – Guest Artist Craig Colorusso 

In 2017, Craig Colorusso brought Sound + Light to the Delaware Art Museum. Visitors to the Museum’s Copeland Sculpture Garden and Labyrinth in the Anthony N. Fusco Reservoir experienced the intersection of sound, light, and space. The artist joins curator Margaret Winslow to talk about his solar and motion-powered sculptures and invites participants to take part in creating a symphony of digital sound.  Register

July 30 – Reinstallation Sneak Peek 

Join DelArt staff for a discussion of the museum’s upcoming reinstallation. Take a sneak peek at new acquisitions that will go on view, hear one of the new stories highlighted in the new galleries, and learn about how community feedback shaped this project. Register

 

This program is sponsored by the Art Bridges Foundation. This program is supported, in part, by a grant from the Delaware Division of the Arts, a state agency, in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts. The Division promotes Delaware arts events on www.DelawareScene.com.

Dec
24
Thu
Art Chat Weekly
Dec 24 @ 12:00 pm
Art Chat Weekly @ Zoom

Join us for an hour-long virtual conversation with curators and guest speakers on everything from works of art in the collection to interviews with local artists. Ask questions, participate in the conversation, or just enjoy! Registration required. After registration is complete, you will receive an email with a link and details on how to join the Zoom meeting. If you do not receive a link, please check your spam folder or reach out to us.

July 16 – La Bella Mano with Guest Dr. David Bentley

In a brief commentary on La Bella Mano (1875) shortly after it was painted, Rossetti’s friend and former fellow Pre-Raphaelite Frederic George Stephens described it as “simply a painter’s fancy, and almost entirely dependent on pictorial qualities.” Dr. David Bentley from Western University of Canada joins curator Margaretta Frederick to discuss the painting’s symbolic details and its intriguing relationship to Murray Marks, the curiosity dealer who commissioned it. This talk will also explore the sonnet that Rossetti wrote for La Bella Mano, where the description of the woman’s beautiful hand as “A flower of Venus’ own virginity” invites questions about the role of classical mythology in the painting and its underlying conceptions of female purity and sexuality.   Register

July 23 – Guest Artist Craig Colorusso 

In 2017, Craig Colorusso brought Sound + Light to the Delaware Art Museum. Visitors to the Museum’s Copeland Sculpture Garden and Labyrinth in the Anthony N. Fusco Reservoir experienced the intersection of sound, light, and space. The artist joins curator Margaret Winslow to talk about his solar and motion-powered sculptures and invites participants to take part in creating a symphony of digital sound.  Register

July 30 – Reinstallation Sneak Peek 

Join DelArt staff for a discussion of the museum’s upcoming reinstallation. Take a sneak peek at new acquisitions that will go on view, hear one of the new stories highlighted in the new galleries, and learn about how community feedback shaped this project. Register

 

This program is sponsored by the Art Bridges Foundation. This program is supported, in part, by a grant from the Delaware Division of the Arts, a state agency, in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts. The Division promotes Delaware arts events on www.DelawareScene.com.

Dec
31
Thu
Art Chat Weekly
Dec 31 @ 12:00 pm
Art Chat Weekly @ Zoom

Join us for an hour-long virtual conversation with curators and guest speakers on everything from works of art in the collection to interviews with local artists. Ask questions, participate in the conversation, or just enjoy! Registration required. After registration is complete, you will receive an email with a link and details on how to join the Zoom meeting. If you do not receive a link, please check your spam folder or reach out to us.

July 16 – La Bella Mano with Guest Dr. David Bentley

In a brief commentary on La Bella Mano (1875) shortly after it was painted, Rossetti’s friend and former fellow Pre-Raphaelite Frederic George Stephens described it as “simply a painter’s fancy, and almost entirely dependent on pictorial qualities.” Dr. David Bentley from Western University of Canada joins curator Margaretta Frederick to discuss the painting’s symbolic details and its intriguing relationship to Murray Marks, the curiosity dealer who commissioned it. This talk will also explore the sonnet that Rossetti wrote for La Bella Mano, where the description of the woman’s beautiful hand as “A flower of Venus’ own virginity” invites questions about the role of classical mythology in the painting and its underlying conceptions of female purity and sexuality.   Register

July 23 – Guest Artist Craig Colorusso 

In 2017, Craig Colorusso brought Sound + Light to the Delaware Art Museum. Visitors to the Museum’s Copeland Sculpture Garden and Labyrinth in the Anthony N. Fusco Reservoir experienced the intersection of sound, light, and space. The artist joins curator Margaret Winslow to talk about his solar and motion-powered sculptures and invites participants to take part in creating a symphony of digital sound.  Register

July 30 – Reinstallation Sneak Peek 

Join DelArt staff for a discussion of the museum’s upcoming reinstallation. Take a sneak peek at new acquisitions that will go on view, hear one of the new stories highlighted in the new galleries, and learn about how community feedback shaped this project. Register

 

This program is sponsored by the Art Bridges Foundation. This program is supported, in part, by a grant from the Delaware Division of the Arts, a state agency, in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts. The Division promotes Delaware arts events on www.DelawareScene.com.