PROGRAMS & EVENTS

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

Edward Loper, Jr. Photograph by Donald Bauman.

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

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

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

February 28

Museums and Memorials

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

March 28

Color – A Natural History of the Palette

by Victoria Finlay (nonfiction)

Amazon

April 25

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

by Jonathan Cott (nonfiction)

Available for purchase in the Museum Store.

May 30

The Last Painting of Sara de Vos

by Dominic Smith (fiction)

Amazon

June 27

Edward L. Loper Sr., The Prophet of Color

by Marilyn A. Bauman (nonfiction)

Available for purchase in the Museum Store.

July 25

Moon & Sixpence

by Somerset Maughan (fiction)

Amazon

August 29

The Youngest Doll

by Rosario Ferré and Jean Franco

Amazon

September 26

Oil and Marble: a novel of Leonardo and Michelangelo

by Stephanie Storey (fiction)

Amazon

October 24

Becoming

by Michelle Obama

Amazon

November 21

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

Sebastian Smee (nonfiction)

Amazon

December

No meeting

 

Danny Green Trio
Mar 28 @ 8:00 pm
Danny Green Trio

“Music as beautiful as beautiful music can be.” – Jazz da Gama

Composer Danny Green is a rising force on the jazz scene and an award-winning Origin Records recording artist, pianist and composer. He has distinguished himself with original compositions – a vivid blend of jazz, classical, and Brazilian elements – delight critics and audiences across the country and the world.

ABOUT THE PERFORMANCE SERIES

The Delaware Art Museum’s performance series features bold, adventurous works from a variety of art forms. With a focus on social justice and cutting edge creative performance, this series brings artists to Delaware who are pushing creative boundaries and responding to present day events in innovative ways. Performances will take place on the Museum’s campus and out in the community.

All ticket purchases are final. No refunds or exchanges will be issued.

Learn more.

Mar
29
Fri
Glory of Stories
Mar 29 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Glory of Stories

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

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

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

Group Reservations

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

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

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

Apr
1
Mon
Introduction to Classical Drawing
Apr 1 @ 9:30 pm – 12:30 pm
Introduction to Classical Drawing

Learn to draw a still life using charcoal in one day! This workshop is great for beginners or students who need a refresher.

Instructor: Roe Murray
Beginner/Beyond Beginner

Apr
5
Fri
Glory of Stories
Apr 5 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Glory of Stories

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

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

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

Group Reservations

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

Art is Tasty
Apr 5 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Art is Tasty

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

2019 Topics

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

February 1Absalom Jones, Raphaelle Peale | Register

March 1: Lady Lilith, Dante Gabriel Rossetti | Register

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

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

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

July 5:  TBD (Selection from Relational Undercurrents Exhibition)

August 2: Two Seated Figures, Charles Cajori

September 6: Spring and Autumn, Lydia Field Emmet

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

November 1: TBD

December 6: Mandala, Gregory Gillespie

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

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

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

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

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

Apr
9
Tue
Painting in the Loper Tradition with Thomas Del Porte
Apr 9 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Painting in the Loper Tradition with Thomas Del Porte

Paint a still life using methods and techniques taught by Edward Loper, Sr. Tuesdays though May 28.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Inside Look
Apr 11 @ 6:00 pm

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

Apr
12
Fri
Glory of Stories
Apr 12 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Glory of Stories

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

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

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

Group Reservations

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

Artini Workshop
Apr 12 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Artini Workshop

Unwind on a Friday night by sipping a beverage and getting in touch with your creative side. In this laid-back workshop, students will complete a painting inspired by patterns and prints from different eras. Instructor: Amanda Kamen. Must be 21 or older to participate. 

All supplies provided.

MARCH APRIL MAY

Clay Date
Apr 12 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Clay Date

Mix, mingle, and get a little messy in the Museum’s ceramics studio! Enjoy beer, wine, and light snacks. Participants will experiment with clay and complete a functional piece of pottery that the Museum will glaze.

No experience necessary. Must be 21 or older to participate. Instructor: Peter Morgan. 

MARCH APRIL MAY

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Additional Programming

Sunday, April 14

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

Family 2nd Sundays are sponsored by the Museum Council.

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

Author Ilona Holland and illustrator Judy Love will talk about their collaboration on The Lost Locket of Lewes, a book for young readers. Recent winner of the first place award in children’s fiction given by the Delaware Press Association, the story centers on a girl and boy who discover a locket on the beach at Lewes. The locket transports them to the Lewes of 1893. Curator of Illustration Mary F. Holahan will give a short presentation on the history of children’s illustrated literature.

The Lost Locket of Lewes will be available in the Museum store. After the talk, the author and illustrator will sign books for visitors. Pre-signed copies will be available in the Museum store.

Inside Look
Apr 14 @ 2:00 pm

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

Apr
19
Fri
Glory of Stories
Apr 19 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Glory of Stories

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

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

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

Group Reservations

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

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

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

February 28

Museums and Memorials

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

March 28

Color – A Natural History of the Palette

by Victoria Finlay (nonfiction)

Amazon

April 25

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

by Jonathan Cott (nonfiction)

Available for purchase in the Museum Store.

May 30

The Last Painting of Sara de Vos

by Dominic Smith (fiction)

Amazon

June 27

Edward L. Loper Sr., The Prophet of Color

by Marilyn A. Bauman (nonfiction)

Available for purchase in the Museum Store.

July 25

Moon & Sixpence

by Somerset Maughan (fiction)

Amazon

August 29

The Youngest Doll

by Rosario Ferré and Jean Franco

Amazon

September 26

Oil and Marble: a novel of Leonardo and Michelangelo

by Stephanie Storey (fiction)

Amazon

October 24

Becoming

by Michelle Obama

Amazon

November 21

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

Sebastian Smee (nonfiction)

Amazon

December

No meeting

 

Apr
26
Fri
Glory of Stories
Apr 26 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Glory of Stories

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

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

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

Group Reservations

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

Apr
27
Sat
Demystifying Soldering
Apr 27 @ 9:30 am – 4:00 pm
Demystifying Soldering

This class offers demos on sweat, stick and pick soldering as well as soldering different metals together to give students confidence in their soldering skills!

Instructor: Caryn L. Hetherston
30-minute lunch break

Apr
28
Sun
Demystifying Soldering
Apr 28 @ 9:30 am – 4:00 pm
Demystifying Soldering

This class offers demos on sweat, stick and pick soldering as well as soldering different metals together to give students confidence in their soldering skills!

Instructor: Caryn L. Hetherston
30-minute lunch break

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

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

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

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

Pyxis Piano Quartet: Masterpieces of Color and Sound
May 2 @ 7:30 pm
Pyxis Piano Quartet: Masterpieces of Color and Sound @ Delaware Art Museum

Concluding the 10th anniversary season, Pyxis plays vivid works by Beethoven and Brahms and a newly commissioned piece by Wilmington composer David Schelat
7:30 p.m.: Heather Campbell Coyle, Curator talk | 8:00 p.m.: Pyxis Concert

David Schelat – A new composition for Pyxis
Ludwig van Beethoven – String Quartet in E-flat Major, Op. 74, “Harp”
Johannes Brahms – Piano Quintet in F minor, Op. 34

About Pyxis Piano Quartet

Pyxis Piano Quartet performs chamber concerts that include works from the sonata, duo, and trio repertoire as well as traditional and contemporary masterpieces for piano quartet.

Compelling, engaging and informative, the vibrant performances of Pyxis Piano Quartet have become increasingly sought after in the mid-Atlantic region. The Philadelphia Inquirer has described Pyxis as “excellent,” and Christine Facciolo (deartsinfo.com) stated in a recent review “balance, ensemble, superb intonation and sensitive interpretation characterized this performance.”

Each concert begins with a short curator talk exploring connections with the collection.  The Thronson Café serves drinks and light fare before each concert; coffee and desserts are served at intermission.

Learn more.

ABOUT THE PERFORMANCE SERIES

The Delaware Art Museum’s performance series features bold, adventurous works from a variety of art forms. With a focus on social justice and cutting edge creative performance, this series brings artists to Delaware who are pushing creative boundaries and responding to present day events in innovative ways. Performances will take place on the Museum’s campus and out in the community.

All ticket purchases are final. No refunds or exchanges will be issued.

Learn more.

May
3
Fri
Glory of Stories
May 3 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Glory of Stories

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

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

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

Group Reservations

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

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

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

2019 Topics

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

February 1Absalom Jones, Raphaelle Peale | Register

March 1: Lady Lilith, Dante Gabriel Rossetti | Register

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

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

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

July 5:  TBD (Selection from Relational Undercurrents Exhibition)

August 2: Two Seated Figures, Charles Cajori

September 6: Spring and Autumn, Lydia Field Emmet

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

November 1: TBD

December 6: Mandala, Gregory Gillespie

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

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

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

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

May
10
Fri
Glory of Stories
May 10 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Glory of Stories

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

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

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

Group Reservations

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

Artini Workshop
May 10 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Artini Workshop

Unwind on a Friday night by sipping a beverage and getting in touch with your creative side. In this laid-back workshop, students will complete a painting inspired by patterns and prints from different eras. Instructor: Amanda Kamen. Must be 21 or older to participate. 

All supplies provided.

MARCH APRIL MAY

Clay Date
May 10 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Clay Date

Mix, mingle, and get a little messy in the Museum’s ceramics studio! Enjoy beer, wine, and light snacks. Participants will experiment with clay and complete a functional piece of pottery that the Museum will glaze.

No experience necessary. Must be 21 or older to participate. Instructor: Peter Morgan. 

MARCH APRIL MAY

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Additional Programming

Sunday, April 14

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

Family 2nd Sundays are sponsored by the Museum Council.

May
13
Mon
Delaware Art Museum Council Bus Trip: The Met Cloisters in New York City
May 13 all-day
Delaware Art Museum Council Bus Trip: The Met Cloisters in New York City

SOLD OUT

You are invited to join us for a day at The Met Cloisters, located on four acres overlooking the Hudson River in northern Manhattan’s Fort Tryon Park.  This branch of the Museum is dedicated to the art, architecture, and gardens of medieval Europe. Deriving its name from the medieval cloisters that form the core of the building, it presents a harmonious and evocative setting for more than 2,000 exceptional artworks and architectural elements from the medieval West. The tour will be followed by lunch on your own at the Museum or nearby restaurants, and time to explore the museum and/or gardens on your own before our departure.

Itinerary:

7:00   a.m.        Depart promptly from Delaware Art Museum
10:20 a.m.        Arrive at The Met Cloisters (*)
11:00 a.m.        Docent-led “Highlights” tour of The Met Cloisters
12:00 p.m.        Dining on your own; tour gardens/museum
4:30  p.m.      Depart for Delaware Art Museum
8:00  p.m.        Arrive to Delaware Art Museum (*)
*Please note: Arrival times are approximate and may be affected by traffic, weather, etc.

Payment: Checks Only.  Payment is due no later than April 19, 2019

Delaware Art Museum Members $100
Those who are not yet Members $110  

Reservation fee includes transportation, discounted admission, docent fees, and beverages, light snack, wine on return trip, and driver’s gratuity.

RESERVATIONS: All reservations are confirmed in order of receipt of payment. Checks (made payable to Delaware Art Museum Council) may be mailed to the address below.  *No refund unless another passenger can take your place or trip is cancelled. (* Please submit name and contact info of substitute to Susan Grossman @ sbg415@comcast.net.)

Please complete the registration form and return with payment to:
Susan Grossman  1702 N Park Drive  Apt 58   Wilmington, DE 19806-2177

Questions? Contact Susan Grossman at sbg415@comcast.net or 302.256.0740.

May
16
Thu
Annual Members Meeting
May 16 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Annual Members Meeting

All Delaware Art Museum Members are invited to join Executive Director Sam Sweet and the Museum’s Board of Trustees for an informative presentation about the state of the Museum. Refreshments served following the meeting.

RSVP by contacting Heather Morrissey at 302.351.8526 or hmorrissey@delart.org by Thursday, May 9.

May
17
Fri
Glory of Stories
May 17 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Glory of Stories

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

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

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

Group Reservations

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

May
23
Thu
Happy Hours
May 23 @ 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Happy Hours

Relax and unwind after a long day with the Museum’s popular Happy Hour series. Mingle with friends and enjoy live music on the terrace or tour the galleries indoors. Special themed nights will be scheduled throughout the summer. Bar and light fare will be available from Toscana at the Thronson Café. Dogs on leashes are welcome outside on the Terrace and in the Copeland Sculpture Garden.

Happy Hours will take place inside the Museum during inclement weather. Museum galleries are open with free admission every Thursday from 4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Picnicking is encouraged in the Sculpture Garden. On the Terrace, food and beverage is available for purchase.

May
24
Fri
Glory of Stories
May 24 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Glory of Stories

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

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

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

Group Reservations

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

May
30
Thu
Happy Hours
May 30 @ 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Happy Hours

Relax and unwind after a long day with the Museum’s popular Happy Hour series. Mingle with friends and enjoy live music on the terrace or tour the galleries indoors. Special themed nights will be scheduled throughout the summer. Bar and light fare will be available from Toscana at the Thronson Café. Dogs on leashes are welcome outside on the Terrace and in the Copeland Sculpture Garden.

Happy Hours will take place inside the Museum during inclement weather. Museum galleries are open with free admission every Thursday from 4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Picnicking is encouraged in the Sculpture Garden. On the Terrace, food and beverage is available for purchase.

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

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

February 28

Museums and Memorials

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

March 28

Color – A Natural History of the Palette

by Victoria Finlay (nonfiction)

Amazon

April 25

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

by Jonathan Cott (nonfiction)

Available for purchase in the Museum Store.

May 30

The Last Painting of Sara de Vos

by Dominic Smith (fiction)

Amazon

June 27

Edward L. Loper Sr., The Prophet of Color

by Marilyn A. Bauman (nonfiction)

Available for purchase in the Museum Store.

July 25

Moon & Sixpence

by Somerset Maughan (fiction)

Amazon

August 29

The Youngest Doll

by Rosario Ferré and Jean Franco

Amazon

September 26

Oil and Marble: a novel of Leonardo and Michelangelo

by Stephanie Storey (fiction)

Amazon

October 24

Becoming

by Michelle Obama

Amazon

November 21

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

Sebastian Smee (nonfiction)

Amazon

December

No meeting

 

May
31
Fri
Glory of Stories
May 31 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Glory of Stories

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

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

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

Group Reservations

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

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

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

Jun
6
Thu
Happy Hours
Jun 6 @ 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Happy Hours

Relax and unwind after a long day with the Museum’s popular Happy Hour series. Mingle with friends and enjoy live music on the terrace or tour the galleries indoors. Special themed nights will be scheduled throughout the summer. Bar and light fare will be available from Toscana at the Thronson Café. Dogs on leashes are welcome outside on the Terrace and in the Copeland Sculpture Garden.

Happy Hours will take place inside the Museum during inclement weather. Museum galleries are open with free admission every Thursday from 4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Picnicking is encouraged in the Sculpture Garden. On the Terrace, food and beverage is available for purchase.

Jun
7
Fri
Glory of Stories
Jun 7 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Glory of Stories

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

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

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

Group Reservations

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

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

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

2019 Topics

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

February 1Absalom Jones, Raphaelle Peale | Register

March 1: Lady Lilith, Dante Gabriel Rossetti | Register

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

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

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

July 5:  TBD (Selection from Relational Undercurrents Exhibition)

August 2: Two Seated Figures, Charles Cajori

September 6: Spring and Autumn, Lydia Field Emmet

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

November 1: TBD

December 6: Mandala, Gregory Gillespie

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Additional Programming

Sunday, April 14

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

Family 2nd Sundays are sponsored by the Museum Council.

Jun
13
Thu
Happy Hours
Jun 13 @ 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Happy Hours

Relax and unwind after a long day with the Museum’s popular Happy Hour series. Mingle with friends and enjoy live music on the terrace or tour the galleries indoors. Special themed nights will be scheduled throughout the summer. Bar and light fare will be available from Toscana at the Thronson Café. Dogs on leashes are welcome outside on the Terrace and in the Copeland Sculpture Garden.

Happy Hours will take place inside the Museum during inclement weather. Museum galleries are open with free admission every Thursday from 4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Picnicking is encouraged in the Sculpture Garden. On the Terrace, food and beverage is available for purchase.

Jun
14
Fri
Glory of Stories
Jun 14 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Glory of Stories

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

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

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

Group Reservations

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

Jun
20
Thu
Happy Hours
Jun 20 @ 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Happy Hours

Relax and unwind after a long day with the Museum’s popular Happy Hour series. Mingle with friends and enjoy live music on the terrace or tour the galleries indoors. Special themed nights will be scheduled throughout the summer. Bar and light fare will be available from Toscana at the Thronson Café. Dogs on leashes are welcome outside on the Terrace and in the Copeland Sculpture Garden.

Happy Hours will take place inside the Museum during inclement weather. Museum galleries are open with free admission every Thursday from 4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Picnicking is encouraged in the Sculpture Garden. On the Terrace, food and beverage is available for purchase.

Jun
21
Fri
Glory of Stories
Jun 21 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Glory of Stories

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

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

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

Group Reservations

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

Jun
27
Thu
Happy Hours
Jun 27 @ 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Happy Hours

Relax and unwind after a long day with the Museum’s popular Happy Hour series. Mingle with friends and enjoy live music on the terrace or tour the galleries indoors. Special themed nights will be scheduled throughout the summer. Bar and light fare will be available from Toscana at the Thronson Café. Dogs on leashes are welcome outside on the Terrace and in the Copeland Sculpture Garden.

Happy Hours will take place inside the Museum during inclement weather. Museum galleries are open with free admission every Thursday from 4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Picnicking is encouraged in the Sculpture Garden. On the Terrace, food and beverage is available for purchase.

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

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

February 28

Museums and Memorials

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

March 28

Color – A Natural History of the Palette

by Victoria Finlay (nonfiction)

Amazon

April 25

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

by Jonathan Cott (nonfiction)

Available for purchase in the Museum Store.

May 30

The Last Painting of Sara de Vos

by Dominic Smith (fiction)

Amazon

June 27

Edward L. Loper Sr., The Prophet of Color

by Marilyn A. Bauman (nonfiction)

Available for purchase in the Museum Store.

July 25

Moon & Sixpence

by Somerset Maughan (fiction)

Amazon

August 29

The Youngest Doll

by Rosario Ferré and Jean Franco

Amazon

September 26

Oil and Marble: a novel of Leonardo and Michelangelo

by Stephanie Storey (fiction)

Amazon

October 24

Becoming

by Michelle Obama

Amazon

November 21

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

Sebastian Smee (nonfiction)

Amazon

December

No meeting

 

Jun
28
Fri
Glory of Stories
Jun 28 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Glory of Stories

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

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

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

Group Reservations

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

Jul
4
Thu
Happy Hours
Jul 4 @ 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Happy Hours

Relax and unwind after a long day with the Museum’s popular Happy Hour series. Mingle with friends and enjoy live music on the terrace or tour the galleries indoors. Special themed nights will be scheduled throughout the summer. Bar and light fare will be available from Toscana at the Thronson Café. Dogs on leashes are welcome outside on the Terrace and in the Copeland Sculpture Garden.

Happy Hours will take place inside the Museum during inclement weather. Museum galleries are open with free admission every Thursday from 4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Picnicking is encouraged in the Sculpture Garden. On the Terrace, food and beverage is available for purchase.

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.

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

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

Group Reservations

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

Art is Tasty
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 Fairy Tales to Nursery Rhymes.)

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

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

July 5:  TBD (Selection from Relational Undercurrents Exhibition)

August 2: Two Seated Figures, Charles Cajori

September 6: Spring and Autumn, Lydia Field Emmet

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

November 1: TBD

December 6: Mandala, Gregory Gillespie

Jul
11
Thu
Happy Hours
Jul 11 @ 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Happy Hours

Relax and unwind after a long day with the Museum’s popular Happy Hour series. Mingle with friends and enjoy live music on the terrace or tour the galleries indoors. Special themed nights will be scheduled throughout the summer. Bar and light fare will be available from Toscana at the Thronson Café. Dogs on leashes are welcome outside on the Terrace and in the Copeland Sculpture Garden.

Happy Hours will take place inside the Museum during inclement weather. Museum galleries are open with free admission every Thursday from 4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Picnicking is encouraged in the Sculpture Garden. On the Terrace, food and beverage is available for purchase.

Los Pleneros de la 21
Jul 11 @ 8:00 pm
Los Pleneros de la 21

Come enjoy the sounds and performance of Puerto Rican Bomba and Plena to be followed by a DJ’d dance after party.

Los Pleneros de la 21, the premier East Harlem-based performing ensemble and non-profit community organization, was founded in 1983 by Juan J. ‘Juango’ Gutiérrez (National Endowment on the Arts’ Heritage Fellow, 1996) and the legendary Master Plenero Marcial Reyes Arvelo. Having toured extensively both nationally and internationally for over three decades, ‘LP21’ is considered by many as New York’s preeminent Bomba and Plena ambassadors to the world, bringing Puerto Rican culture to Hawaii, Canada, Mexico, Cuba, Latin America, Australia, Berlin, The Kennedy Center, Carnegie Hall, The Kremlin (former Soviet Union) and countless other international cities and prominent venues.

The LP21 ensemble, an exceptional mix of Puerto Rican Folk Masters and professional musicians, are all united in their common cause to expose the importance of traditional Puerto Rican music, has pioneered the road for bomba and plena performance and is responsible for expanding platforms for continued performance, learning and the presentation of Bomba and Plena—paving the way for many other musicians who now share their stage.

LP21’s latest album, Los Pleneros de la 21 Live at Pregones: 35 years of Bomba & Plena (Truth Revolution Records, Nov 2018), is an ode to the group’s long arduous yet satisfying journey – milestone indeed, of a lifetime of work, blood, sweat, tears and laughter of countless dedicated bomberos, pleneros, educators and cultural advocates, raising their spear in the name of Puerto Rican Bomba & Plena, and the makers of this tradition. The album marks a new era for LP21, with a younger generation of musicians taking leadership in re-envisioning LP21’s style and persona

LP21’s landmark community-based cultural and educational programs, such as Bomba and Plena Community Workshops for adult and kids, Bomba and Plena In the house for NYC school children, and Cultural Legacy Programs, have created a common space for the recognition, education and practice of Puerto Rican culture and identity. While in Wilmington they will be working with students from the Latin American Community Center.

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.

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

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

Group Reservations

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Additional Programming

Sunday, April 14

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

Family 2nd Sundays are sponsored by the Museum Council.

Jul
18
Thu
Happy Hours
Jul 18 @ 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Happy Hours

Relax and unwind after a long day with the Museum’s popular Happy Hour series. Mingle with friends and enjoy live music on the terrace or tour the galleries indoors. Special themed nights will be scheduled throughout the summer. Bar and light fare will be available from Toscana at the Thronson Café. Dogs on leashes are welcome outside on the Terrace and in the Copeland Sculpture Garden.

Happy Hours will take place inside the Museum during inclement weather. Museum galleries are open with free admission every Thursday from 4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Picnicking is encouraged in the Sculpture Garden. On the Terrace, food and beverage is available for purchase.

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.

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

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

Group Reservations

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

Jul
25
Thu
Happy Hours
Jul 25 @ 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Happy Hours

Relax and unwind after a long day with the Museum’s popular Happy Hour series. Mingle with friends and enjoy live music on the terrace or tour the galleries indoors. Special themed nights will be scheduled throughout the summer. Bar and light fare will be available from Toscana at the Thronson Café. Dogs on leashes are welcome outside on the Terrace and in the Copeland Sculpture Garden.

Happy Hours will take place inside the Museum during inclement weather. Museum galleries are open with free admission every Thursday from 4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Picnicking is encouraged in the Sculpture Garden. On the Terrace, food and beverage is available for purchase.

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.

February 28

Museums and Memorials

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

March 28

Color – A Natural History of the Palette

by Victoria Finlay (nonfiction)

Amazon

April 25

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

by Jonathan Cott (nonfiction)

Available for purchase in the Museum Store.

May 30

The Last Painting of Sara de Vos

by Dominic Smith (fiction)

Amazon

June 27

Edward L. Loper Sr., The Prophet of Color

by Marilyn A. Bauman (nonfiction)

Available for purchase in the Museum Store.

July 25

Moon & Sixpence

by Somerset Maughan (fiction)

Amazon

August 29

The Youngest Doll

by Rosario Ferré and Jean Franco

Amazon

September 26

Oil and Marble: a novel of Leonardo and Michelangelo

by Stephanie Storey (fiction)

Amazon

October 24

Becoming

by Michelle Obama

Amazon

November 21

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

Sebastian Smee (nonfiction)

Amazon

December

No meeting

 

Fanm d’Ayiti by Nathalie Joachim with the Spektral Quartet
Jul 25 @ 8:00 pm
Fanm d’Ayiti by Nathalie Joachim with the Spektral Quartet

Fanm d’Ayiti (Women of Haiti) is an evening-length work for voice, flute, string quartet and electronics developed by composer/performer Nathalie Joachim. Commissioned by St. Paul Chamber Orchestra’s Liquid Music Series, Fanm d’Ayiti is a celebration of some of Haiti’s most iconic yet under recognized female artists, as well as an exploration of Joachim’s Haitian heritage. The project features original songs incorporating the recorded voices of Joachim’s grandmother and the girls choir of her family’s home farming village of Dantan; new arrangements of songs by some of the greatest known female voices in Haitian history; and recorded interviews with these artists about their lives fighting for social justice and uplifting the people of Haiti. Developed in a two year Liquid Music Virtual Residency, Fanm d’Ayiti premiered in March 2018 with members of SPCO in St. Paul, MN, and will be presented in the 2018-19 and 2019-20 season with Spektral Quartet.

Flutist and composer Nathalie Joachim (Eighth Blackbird, Flutronix), “an edgy multi-genre performance artist who has long been pushing boundaries with her flute” (The Washington Post)

SPEKTRAL QUARTET actively pursues a vivid conversation between exhilarating works of the traditional canon and those written this decade, this year, or this week. With the New York Times writing that “they have everything: a supreme technical command that seems to come easily, a capacity to make complicated music clear, and, most notably…an ability to cast a magic spell”, Spektral is known for creating seamless connections across centuries, drawing in the listener with charismatic deliveries, interactive concert formats, an up-close atmosphere, and bold, inquisitive programming.

ABOUT THE PERFORMANCE SERIES

The Delaware Art Museum’s performance series features bold, adventurous works from a variety of art forms. With a focus on social justice and cutting edge creative performance, this series brings artists to Delaware who are pushing creative boundaries and responding to present day events in innovative ways. Performances will take place on the Museum’s campus and out in the community.

All ticket purchases are final. No refunds or exchanges will be issued.

Learn more.

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.

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

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

Group Reservations

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

Aug
1
Thu
Happy Hours
Aug 1 @ 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Happy Hours

Relax and unwind after a long day with the Museum’s popular Happy Hour series. Mingle with friends and enjoy live music on the terrace or tour the galleries indoors. Special themed nights will be scheduled throughout the summer. Bar and light fare will be available from Toscana at the Thronson Café. Dogs on leashes are welcome outside on the Terrace and in the Copeland Sculpture Garden.

Happy Hours will take place inside the Museum during inclement weather. Museum galleries are open with free admission every Thursday from 4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Picnicking is encouraged in the Sculpture Garden. On the Terrace, food and beverage is available for purchase.

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.

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

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

Group Reservations

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

Art is Tasty
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 Fairy Tales to Nursery Rhymes.)

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

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

July 5:  TBD (Selection from Relational Undercurrents Exhibition)

August 2: Two Seated Figures, Charles Cajori

September 6: Spring and Autumn, Lydia Field Emmet

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

November 1: TBD

December 6: Mandala, Gregory Gillespie

Aug
8
Thu
Happy Hours
Aug 8 @ 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Happy Hours

Relax and unwind after a long day with the Museum’s popular Happy Hour series. Mingle with friends and enjoy live music on the terrace or tour the galleries indoors. Special themed nights will be scheduled throughout the summer. Bar and light fare will be available from Toscana at the Thronson Café. Dogs on leashes are welcome outside on the Terrace and in the Copeland Sculpture Garden.

Happy Hours will take place inside the Museum during inclement weather. Museum galleries are open with free admission every Thursday from 4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Picnicking is encouraged in the Sculpture Garden. On the Terrace, food and beverage is available for purchase.

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.

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

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

Group Reservations

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

Aug
11
Sun
Family 2nd Sundays
Aug 11 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

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

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

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

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

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

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

Additional Programming

Sunday, April 14

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

Family 2nd Sundays are sponsored by the Museum Council.

Aug
15
Thu
Happy Hours
Aug 15 @ 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Happy Hours

Relax and unwind after a long day with the Museum’s popular Happy Hour series. Mingle with friends and enjoy live music on the terrace or tour the galleries indoors. Special themed nights will be scheduled throughout the summer. Bar and light fare will be available from Toscana at the Thronson Café. Dogs on leashes are welcome outside on the Terrace and in the Copeland Sculpture Garden.

Happy Hours will take place inside the Museum during inclement weather. Museum galleries are open with free admission every Thursday from 4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Picnicking is encouraged in the Sculpture Garden. On the Terrace, food and beverage is available for purchase.

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.

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

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

Group Reservations

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

Aug
22
Thu
Happy Hours
Aug 22 @ 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Happy Hours

Relax and unwind after a long day with the Museum’s popular Happy Hour series. Mingle with friends and enjoy live music on the terrace or tour the galleries indoors. Special themed nights will be scheduled throughout the summer. Bar and light fare will be available from Toscana at the Thronson Café. Dogs on leashes are welcome outside on the Terrace and in the Copeland Sculpture Garden.

Happy Hours will take place inside the Museum during inclement weather. Museum galleries are open with free admission every Thursday from 4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Picnicking is encouraged in the Sculpture Garden. On the Terrace, food and beverage is available for purchase.

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.

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

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

Group Reservations

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

Aug
29
Thu
Happy Hours
Aug 29 @ 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Happy Hours

Relax and unwind after a long day with the Museum’s popular Happy Hour series. Mingle with friends and enjoy live music on the terrace or tour the galleries indoors. Special themed nights will be scheduled throughout the summer. Bar and light fare will be available from Toscana at the Thronson Café. Dogs on leashes are welcome outside on the Terrace and in the Copeland Sculpture Garden.

Happy Hours will take place inside the Museum during inclement weather. Museum galleries are open with free admission every Thursday from 4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Picnicking is encouraged in the Sculpture Garden. On the Terrace, food and beverage is available for purchase.

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.

February 28

Museums and Memorials

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

March 28

Color – A Natural History of the Palette

by Victoria Finlay (nonfiction)

Amazon

April 25

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

by Jonathan Cott (nonfiction)

Available for purchase in the Museum Store.

May 30

The Last Painting of Sara de Vos

by Dominic Smith (fiction)

Amazon

June 27

Edward L. Loper Sr., The Prophet of Color

by Marilyn A. Bauman (nonfiction)

Available for purchase in the Museum Store.

July 25

Moon & Sixpence

by Somerset Maughan (fiction)

Amazon

August 29

The Youngest Doll

by Rosario Ferré and Jean Franco

Amazon

September 26

Oil and Marble: a novel of Leonardo and Michelangelo

by Stephanie Storey (fiction)

Amazon

October 24

Becoming

by Michelle Obama

Amazon

November 21

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

Sebastian Smee (nonfiction)

Amazon

December

No meeting

 

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.

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

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

Group Reservations

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

Sep
5
Thu
Happy Hours
Sep 5 @ 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Happy Hours

Relax and unwind after a long day with the Museum’s popular Happy Hour series. Mingle with friends and enjoy live music on the terrace or tour the galleries indoors. Special themed nights will be scheduled throughout the summer. Bar and light fare will be available from Toscana at the Thronson Café. Dogs on leashes are welcome outside on the Terrace and in the Copeland Sculpture Garden.

Happy Hours will take place inside the Museum during inclement weather. Museum galleries are open with free admission every Thursday from 4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Picnicking is encouraged in the Sculpture Garden. On the Terrace, food and beverage is available for purchase.

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.

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

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

Group Reservations

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

Art is Tasty
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 Fairy Tales to Nursery Rhymes.)

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

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

July 5:  TBD (Selection from Relational Undercurrents Exhibition)

August 2: Two Seated Figures, Charles Cajori

September 6: Spring and Autumn, Lydia Field Emmet

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

November 1: TBD

December 6: Mandala, Gregory Gillespie

Sep
8
Sun
Family 2nd Sundays
Sep 8 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

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

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

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

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

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

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

Additional Programming

Sunday, April 14

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

Family 2nd Sundays are sponsored by the Museum Council.

Sep
12
Thu
Happy Hours
Sep 12 @ 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Happy Hours

Relax and unwind after a long day with the Museum’s popular Happy Hour series. Mingle with friends and enjoy live music on the terrace or tour the galleries indoors. Special themed nights will be scheduled throughout the summer. Bar and light fare will be available from Toscana at the Thronson Café. Dogs on leashes are welcome outside on the Terrace and in the Copeland Sculpture Garden.

Happy Hours will take place inside the Museum during inclement weather. Museum galleries are open with free admission every Thursday from 4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Picnicking is encouraged in the Sculpture Garden. On the Terrace, food and beverage is available for purchase.

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.

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

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

Group Reservations

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

Sep
19
Thu
Happy Hours
Sep 19 @ 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Happy Hours

Relax and unwind after a long day with the Museum’s popular Happy Hour series. Mingle with friends and enjoy live music on the terrace or tour the galleries indoors. Special themed nights will be scheduled throughout the summer. Bar and light fare will be available from Toscana at the Thronson Café. Dogs on leashes are welcome outside on the Terrace and in the Copeland Sculpture Garden.

Happy Hours will take place inside the Museum during inclement weather. Museum galleries are open with free admission every Thursday from 4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Picnicking is encouraged in the Sculpture Garden. On the Terrace, food and beverage is available for purchase.

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.

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

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

Group Reservations

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

Sep
26
Thu
Happy Hours
Sep 26 @ 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Happy Hours

Relax and unwind after a long day with the Museum’s popular Happy Hour series. Mingle with friends and enjoy live music on the terrace or tour the galleries indoors. Special themed nights will be scheduled throughout the summer. Bar and light fare will be available from Toscana at the Thronson Café. Dogs on leashes are welcome outside on the Terrace and in the Copeland Sculpture Garden.

Happy Hours will take place inside the Museum during inclement weather. Museum galleries are open with free admission every Thursday from 4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Picnicking is encouraged in the Sculpture Garden. On the Terrace, food and beverage is available for purchase.

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.

February 28

Museums and Memorials

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

March 28

Color – A Natural History of the Palette

by Victoria Finlay (nonfiction)

Amazon

April 25

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

by Jonathan Cott (nonfiction)

Available for purchase in the Museum Store.

May 30

The Last Painting of Sara de Vos

by Dominic Smith (fiction)

Amazon

June 27

Edward L. Loper Sr., The Prophet of Color

by Marilyn A. Bauman (nonfiction)

Available for purchase in the Museum Store.

July 25

Moon & Sixpence

by Somerset Maughan (fiction)

Amazon

August 29

The Youngest Doll

by Rosario Ferré and Jean Franco

Amazon

September 26

Oil and Marble: a novel of Leonardo and Michelangelo

by Stephanie Storey (fiction)

Amazon

October 24

Becoming

by Michelle Obama

Amazon

November 21

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

Sebastian Smee (nonfiction)

Amazon

December

No meeting

 

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.

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

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

Group Reservations

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

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.

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

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

Group Reservations

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

Art is Tasty
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 Fairy Tales to Nursery Rhymes.)

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

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

July 5:  TBD (Selection from Relational Undercurrents Exhibition)

August 2: Two Seated Figures, Charles Cajori

September 6: Spring and Autumn, Lydia Field Emmet

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

November 1: TBD

December 6: Mandala, Gregory Gillespie

Oct
10
Thu
Conversations with Women Making a Difference in Delaware
Oct 10 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Conversations with Women Making a Difference in Delaware

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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

Group Reservations

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

Oct
13
Sun
Family 2nd Sundays
Oct 13 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

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

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

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

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

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

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

Additional Programming

Sunday, April 14

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

Family 2nd Sundays are sponsored by the Museum Council.

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.

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

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

Group Reservations

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

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.

February 28

Museums and Memorials

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

March 28

Color – A Natural History of the Palette

by Victoria Finlay (nonfiction)

Amazon

April 25

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

by Jonathan Cott (nonfiction)

Available for purchase in the Museum Store.

May 30

The Last Painting of Sara de Vos

by Dominic Smith (fiction)

Amazon

June 27

Edward L. Loper Sr., The Prophet of Color

by Marilyn A. Bauman (nonfiction)

Available for purchase in the Museum Store.

July 25

Moon & Sixpence

by Somerset Maughan (fiction)

Amazon

August 29

The Youngest Doll

by Rosario Ferré and Jean Franco

Amazon

September 26

Oil and Marble: a novel of Leonardo and Michelangelo

by Stephanie Storey (fiction)

Amazon

October 24

Becoming

by Michelle Obama

Amazon

November 21

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

Sebastian Smee (nonfiction)

Amazon

December

No meeting