PROGRAMS & EVENTS

Sep
26
Wed
For Freedoms Town Hall: Restorative Schools Issue Campaign
Sep 26 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm

In partnership with Network Delaware, the Museum will present a Town Hall discussion on the Restorative Schools Issue Campaign moderated by exhibiting artist and For Freedoms co-founder Hank Willis Thomas. A panel of community residents, organizers, practitioners, and scholars focused on civil rights, racial and social justice, law, and youth advocacy will facilitate a rich dialogue with community members.

Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Town Hall starts at 6:00 p.m.

Light snacks and refreshments available. Complimentary childcare available onsite. Free and open to the public. 

Community Panelists:

  • Dr. Adriana Bohm, vice-president of Red Clay School Board and associate professor of sociology at Delaware County Community College
  • Bebe Coker, board member of Metropolitan Urban League, retired teacher, community activist
  • Dr. Teri Quinn Gray, prior State Board of Education President and active participant in the Delaware State Parent-Teacher Association
  • Shannon Griffin, community organizer at ACLU-DE, worked on draft and lobbied for the passage of SB 85 – School Discipline Reform Bill
  • Devon Hynson, educational advocate, served as the Executive Director & Senior Student Advocate for Delaware’s Education Voices, Inc.
  • Cindy McDaniel, coordinator of the School Offense Diversion Program at the Delaware Center for Justice, Inc.
  • Tasha Moore, Leaderships Development Director for Network Delaware; community activist advocating in communities for youth, mental health awareness and domestic violence; published poet and spoken word artist, and stage director.

Using art as a means to examine civic issues, the Museum strives to be a vital hub where community members come together on equal terms to engage in cultural and civic discourse. Our programs provide a safe platform for conversation and are open to everyone and all viewpoints.

   

Sep
27
Thu
Summer Happy Hours
Sep 27 @ 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Summer 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.

All ages welcome! Kid Friendly.

Aug 23: Ed Dwornik
Aug 30: Joseph Whitney Steel Band
Sept 6*: Seth Tillman
Sept 13*: Destination Unknown
Sept 20*: Joseph Whitney Steel Band
Sept 27*: Ed Dwornik

*Please note: On Thursdays, September 6 – 27, happy hours will be 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

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

The DelArt Readers will select a book (or a collection of articles, or a film) each month. Our selections will have an arty or creative slant to them as we attempt to cross boundaries, giving our readers the opportunity to learn, question, debate and champion texts of every kind.  Our meetings occasionally take place off site as we explore and embrace the creative community of greater Wilmington. RSVP encouraged but not required—email ejarvis@delart.org.

2018 Schedule

Thursday, June 28

My Name is Red
by Orhan Pamuk

Thursday, July 26

Art as Therapy
by Alain de Botton and John Armstrong
Thursday, August 30

Just Kids
by Patti Smith (Cris)
Thursday, September 27

The Rescue Artist
by Edward Dolnick

Thursday, October 25
Location: Juried Craft Exhibition (Gallery 10) 

Extra/Ordinary: Craft and Contemporary Art
Maria Elena Buszek, editor

Maria Elena Buszek, “Introduction: The Ordinary Made Extra/Ordinary”
Paula Owen, “Fabrication and Encounter: When Content is a Verb”
Karin E. Peterson, “How the Ordinary Becomes Extraordinary: The Modern Eye and The Quilt as Art Form”
Janis Jefferies, “Loving Attention: An Outburst of Craft in Contemporary Art”
Andrew Jackson, “Men Who Make: The ‘Flow’ of the Amateur Designer/Maker”

Thursday, November 29

The Muralist
by B.A. Shapiro

There will not be a meeting held in December.
Concerts on Kentmere: Pyxis Piano Quartet
Sep 27 @ 7:30 pm
Concerts on Kentmere: Pyxis Piano Quartet @ Delaware Art Museum

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.

Thursday, September 27, 2018

Musical Response
Music of protest and passion, inspired by “Wilmington 1968” and the commissioned artwork of Hank Willis Thomas
7:30 p.m.: Margaret Winslow, Curator talk | 8:00 p.m.: Pyxis Concert

Adolphus Hailstork – Three Spirituals for String Trio
Claude Debussy – Sonata for Cello and Piano
Alfred Schnittke – Prelude in Memoriam Dmitri Shostakovich
Hans Gál – Piano Quartet in B-flat Major, Op. 13

Thursday, January 10, 2019

The Feminine Mystique
To honor the work of Pre-Raphaelite artist Barbara Bodichon, an evening of chamber music composed by women
7:30 p.m.: Margaretta Frederick, Curator talk / 8:00 p.m.: Pyxis Concert

Gwyneth Walker – “Letters to the World” for Piano Quartet (With the poetry of Emily Dickinson read by Gail O’Donnell)
Germaine Tailleferre – Sonate champêtre
Dora Pejačević – Piano Quartet in D minor, Op. 25
Rebecca Clark – Lullaby and Grotesque for viola and cello

(Snow date Sunday January 13 at 4:00 p.m.)

Thursday, May 2, 2019

Masterpieces of Color and Sound
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 THE 2018 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.

Sep
28
Fri
Glory of Stories
Sep 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.

Sept 21 The Incredible Book-Eating Boy, Oliver Jeffers
Sept 28 The Imaginary Garden, Andrew Larsen

Oct 5 Julián is a Mermaid, Jessica Love
Oct 12 Mouse Paint, Ellen Stoll Walsh
Oct 19 Special Edition: Storyteller in Residence – Families are welcome to join Preschool Audiences to listen to master storyteller Jeff Hopkins on this Friday morning. Free admission.
Oct 26 Special Halloween Edition: Wear your costume! Life Doesn’t Frighten Me, Maya Angelou

Nov 2 A Tree is Nice, Janice May Udry
Nov 9 Hairs/Pelitos, Sandra Cisneros
Nov 16 The Stranger, Chris Van Allsburg
Nov 23 Bear Says Thanks, Karma Wilson
Nov 30 The Runaway Giant, Adelaide Holl

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
29
Sat
Korean Festival
Sep 29 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm

Immerse yourself in traditional and modern Korean culture through art, music, dance, and food. Enjoy Korean-inspired art activities, a photo booth, Korean snack sampling, TaeKwonDo demonstrations, hands-on activities, and much more. Artwork created by students from the Delaware Korean School will be on display and Korean food will be available for purchase. Recommended for all ages.

This family-friendly event will leave you saying Sarang-hae-yo Korea – I love Korea! 

Schedule of Events

11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Korean-inspired art activities, Korean Kimchi table setup, art display by students from the Delaware Korean School, Korean snack sampling, personalized Hangul script demonstrations, and photobooth with props and Korean traditional clothing.

11:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.

Arirang ensemble, music and dance performances by students from the Delaware Korean School, K-Pop Dance by University of Delaware dance group, Ip-chum Sogo by Chong-mee Kim, and TaeKwonDo demonstrations by Tiger Kicks

1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Interactive Korean activities: Hangul (Korean language) lesson, trivia challenges, traditional game challenges, Korean food cooking, and Korean drum performance by students from the New Jersey Korean School

Sponsors

This program is made possible by the support of Delaware Korean American Association, WSFS Bank, Tiger Kicks TaeKwonDo, Joshua & Jin Twilley, Rosemary Twilley, Jonathan Park Realtor, GDWG Attorneys at Law, Double L Properties, DoHee Kim Mass Mutual Insurance, Zen Wellness Center, Paul Park World Financial Group, JCINET International, Hyesun Kwak, Jinhee Yu, Kwangsil & Younghee Kim, Young & Chong Kim, Guido & Myunghee Geerts, Sanghoon Kim & Juyoung Jung, Todd & Unkyong Goldie, Ted & Sungmi Moon, Pui & Clara Lin, Sanghwan Kim, Kahlbee Asian Bistro, Meghan Gladle, Jason Lee Automotive. Additional support is provided, in part, by a grant from the Delaware Division of the Arts, a state agency, in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts. The Division promotes Delaware arts events on www.DelawareScene.com.

Sep
30
Sun
Spotlight Tours
Sep 30 @ 2:00 pm
Spotlight Tours

Enjoy a tour of the Museum’s Collection through a new lens.

Saturdays, September 15 & 22, October 6 & 13: Local Pride: Art and Artists from Greater Wilmington

Sundays, September 30, October 7 & 14: Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood Artists: Rebels with a Cause

Oct
5
Fri
Glory of Stories
Oct 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.

Sept 21 The Incredible Book-Eating Boy, Oliver Jeffers
Sept 28 The Imaginary Garden, Andrew Larsen

Oct 5 Julián is a Mermaid, Jessica Love
Oct 12 Mouse Paint, Ellen Stoll Walsh
Oct 19 Special Edition: Storyteller in Residence – Families are welcome to join Preschool Audiences to listen to master storyteller Jeff Hopkins on this Friday morning. Free admission.
Oct 26 Special Halloween Edition: Wear your costume! Life Doesn’t Frighten Me, Maya Angelou

Nov 2 A Tree is Nice, Janice May Udry
Nov 9 Hairs/Pelitos, Sandra Cisneros
Nov 16 The Stranger, Chris Van Allsburg
Nov 23 Bear Says Thanks, Karma Wilson
Nov 30 The Runaway Giant, Adelaide Holl

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 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).

2018 Topics

Click on the the dates below to register.

January 5: Reclining Nude, Abraham S. Baylinson

February 2: Tobias Curing his Father’s Blindness, Benjamin West

March 2: Toilette of a Roman Lady, Simeon Solomon

April 6: Trees in a Lane, John Ruskin, and Sycamore Tree, Andrew Wyeth

May 4: Eleanor of Aquitaine, Grace Hartigan

June 1: In the Park, Bernie Felch

July 6: March on Washington, Danny Lyon

August 3: The Mermaid, Howard Pyle

September 7: Rome II, Al Held

October 5: Indian Captives, Robert Weir

November 2: Authentic Imitation, Teresa Barkley (Selection from Juried Craft Exhibition)

December 7: Covered Box with Peacock, Charles Robert Ashbee

Oct
6
Sat
Spotlight Tours
Oct 6 @ 2:00 pm
Spotlight Tours

Enjoy a tour of the Museum’s Collection through a new lens.

Saturdays, September 15 & 22, October 6 & 13: Local Pride: Art and Artists from Greater Wilmington

Sundays, September 30, October 7 & 14: Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood Artists: Rebels with a Cause

Oct
7
Sun
Spotlight Tours
Oct 7 @ 2:00 pm
Spotlight Tours

Enjoy a tour of the Museum’s Collection through a new lens.

Saturdays, September 15 & 22, October 6 & 13: Local Pride: Art and Artists from Greater Wilmington

Sundays, September 30, October 7 & 14: Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood Artists: Rebels with a Cause

Oct
11
Thu
Bang on a Can All-Stars
Oct 11 @ 8:00 pm

An ensemble that blurs the boundaries between classical, jazz, rock, world, and experimental music

“A fiercely aggressive group, combining the power and punch of a rock band with the precision and clarity of a chamber ensemble.” – The New York Times

Formed in 1992, the Bang on a Can All-Stars are recognized worldwide for their ultra-dynamic live performances and recordings of today’s most innovative music. Freely crossing the boundaries between classical, jazz, rock, world, and experimental music, this six-member amplified ensemble has consistently forged a distinct category-defying identity, taking music into uncharted territories. Performing each year throughout the U.S. and internationally, the All-Stars have shattered the definition of what concert music is today.

ASHLEY BATHGATE, Cello
ROBERT BLACK, Bass
VICKY CHOW, Piano & Keyboards
DAVID COSSIN, Percussion
MARK STEWART, Electric Guitar
KEN THOMSON, Clarinets

Sponsor

ABOUT THE 2018 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.

Oct
12
Fri
Glory of Stories
Oct 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.

Sept 21 The Incredible Book-Eating Boy, Oliver Jeffers
Sept 28 The Imaginary Garden, Andrew Larsen

Oct 5 Julián is a Mermaid, Jessica Love
Oct 12 Mouse Paint, Ellen Stoll Walsh
Oct 19 Special Edition: Storyteller in Residence – Families are welcome to join Preschool Audiences to listen to master storyteller Jeff Hopkins on this Friday morning. Free admission.
Oct 26 Special Halloween Edition: Wear your costume! Life Doesn’t Frighten Me, Maya Angelou

Nov 2 A Tree is Nice, Janice May Udry
Nov 9 Hairs/Pelitos, Sandra Cisneros
Nov 16 The Stranger, Chris Van Allsburg
Nov 23 Bear Says Thanks, Karma Wilson
Nov 30 The Runaway Giant, Adelaide Holl

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.

Clay Date
Oct 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. 

SEPTEMBER  OCTOBER  NOVEMBER

Oct
13
Sat
Trash Picking Texture Cuffs with Marne Ryan – 2-day Workshop
Oct 13 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Turn your scraps of sterling silver and gold into a beautiful cuff bracelet using fusing and framing techniques. 2-day workshop.

Instructor: Marne Ryan

Spotlight Tours
Oct 13 @ 2:00 pm
Spotlight Tours

Enjoy a tour of the Museum’s Collection through a new lens.

Saturdays, September 15 & 22, October 6 & 13: Local Pride: Art and Artists from Greater Wilmington

Sundays, September 30, October 7 & 14: Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood Artists: Rebels with a Cause

Last Poets in concert – Where are We Now?
Oct 13 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Before RAP knew its name, there was THE LAST POETS. The powerful, prophetic, and inspirational poetry of Abiodun Oyewole, David Nelson and Gylan Kain called a nation to reflect on racism, poverty and other societal concerns. Their legendary influence as “The Godfathers of Hip Hop” is still felt today.

On 10/13 (6-8pm), The Delaware Art Museum presents THE LAST POETS in concert featuring students of THE LYRIC LAB. Born of a collaboration between 302 GUNS DOWN and the THE LAST POETS, The Lyric Lab will be used to teach children affected by gun violence how to create and perform music related to their personal struggles. This collaboration aims to demonstrate the power of art to the greater Wilmington community. It passes the cultural baton to our youth to reduce violence in our city.

The performance will contain explicit content.

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

Partners

Connected Series

Connected is a new program series featuring events produced by the community, for the community. All events are free and open to the public. Learn more.

Oct
14
Sun
Trash Picking Texture Cuffs with Marne Ryan – 2-day Workshop
Oct 14 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Turn your scraps of sterling silver and gold into a beautiful cuff bracelet using fusing and framing techniques. 2-day workshop.

Instructor: Marne Ryan

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

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

Sept 9 Artistic Instruments
Oct 14 Paper Sculptures
Nov 11 Fantastic Felting

Spotlight Tours
Oct 14 @ 2:00 pm
Spotlight Tours

Enjoy a tour of the Museum’s Collection through a new lens.

Saturdays, September 15 & 22, October 6 & 13: Local Pride: Art and Artists from Greater Wilmington

Sundays, September 30, October 7 & 14: Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood Artists: Rebels with a Cause

Oct
18
Thu
Volunteer Information Reception
Oct 18 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Volunteer Information Reception

Interested in Volunteering? Join us for our third annual Volunteer Information Reception on Thursday, October 18 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. to learn more. Meet our staff, tour our galleries, enjoy light refreshments, and find out how you can get involved. Volunteers assist with special events, help facilitate family activities, and provide support with office needs and projects. Ages 15 and older are welcome.

RSVP encouraged. Contact Marie Cordivano at mcordivano@delart.org or 302.351.8572 for more information.

Oct
19
Fri
Glory of Stories
Oct 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.

Sept 21 The Incredible Book-Eating Boy, Oliver Jeffers
Sept 28 The Imaginary Garden, Andrew Larsen

Oct 5 Julián is a Mermaid, Jessica Love
Oct 12 Mouse Paint, Ellen Stoll Walsh
Oct 19 Special Edition: Storyteller in Residence – Families are welcome to join Preschool Audiences to listen to master storyteller Jeff Hopkins on this Friday morning. Free admission.
Oct 26 Special Halloween Edition: Wear your costume! Life Doesn’t Frighten Me, Maya Angelou

Nov 2 A Tree is Nice, Janice May Udry
Nov 9 Hairs/Pelitos, Sandra Cisneros
Nov 16 The Stranger, Chris Van Allsburg
Nov 23 Bear Says Thanks, Karma Wilson
Nov 30 The Runaway Giant, Adelaide Holl

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.

Juried Craft Exhibition Members Preview
Oct 19 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Juried Craft Exhibition Members Preview

Mark your calendars for this preview event celebrating local and regional contemporary craft. Members and their guests will enjoy the vibrant sounds of live Americana music and sensationally flavored local treats. Haystack Mountain School of Crafts Director and juror Paul Sacaridiz and Curator of Contemporary Art, Margaret Winslow, will offer a tour of the selected works.

RSVP by October 12 at events@delart.org or 302.351.8506.

About the Exhibition

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

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

Oct
20
Sat
Artist Demonstrations
Oct 20 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Artist Demonstrations

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

Saturday, October 20 | 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. David Knopp (wood carving, on terrace)
Sunday, November 11 | 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Barbara Straussberg (printmaking)
Friday, December 7 | 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Ashley Catharine Smith (embroidery)
Sunday, January 6 | 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Leslie Pontz (crochet)
Sunday, January 27 | 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Kimberly Hall and Justin Hardison (screenprinting)

About the Exhibition

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

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

Gallery Talk with Juror Paul Sacaridiz
Oct 20 @ 2:00 pm
Gallery Talk with Juror Paul Sacaridiz

Walk through the Juried Craft Exhibition with juror Paul Sacaridiz as he answers questions about the field of contemporary craft and how he selected the artists for this special exhibition. Free with admission.

Oct
21
Sun
Creative Power Family Workshops
Oct 21 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm

Enjoy creative time and art making in Kids’ Corner with resident family, the Silvermans! Young visitors and their families will discover the power of art through art activities inspired by the Kids’ Corner installation.

Meet the Silvermans

Introducing the Museum’s third resident family, the Silvermans! Stephanie, Alexander, and Sophia (age 8) are Delawareans who are on a mission to activate each visitor’s creative potential by providing inspiring and accessible experiences with art in their Kids’ Corner installation, Creative Power!

Creative Power invites family visitors to imagine the possibilities and contribute their own artistic voice to a transforming interactive gallery space. Infinity mirrors, colorful stripes, kinetic sculptures, and a portrait gallery featuring influential artists and community members will empower visitors to experiment with ideas and create meaningful works of art.

Penny the Piano Foster Community Day
Oct 21 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Penny the Piano Foster Community Day

Presented by Foster the Arts

Join the foster community and arts organizations for the official launch of Foster the Arts, a nonprofit organization that connects foster children to enriching arts and cultural opportunities in their home state. Learn about the unique experience of foster children through story readings, musical performances, and art activities based on the children’s book Penny the One of a Kind Piano written by Suzanne Jackson and illustrated by Bob Jackson. All ages.

Oct
25
Thu
Craft Night
Oct 25 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Craft Night

Adults learn a craft technique and make a work of art to take home. Wine and refreshments will be available in the café while you create.

Oct 25 Costume workshop
Nov 8 Holiday wearables
Jan 17 Embroidery circle

DelArt Readers: Book Club
Oct 25 @ 6:00 pm

The DelArt Readers will select a book (or a collection of articles, or a film) each month. Our selections will have an arty or creative slant to them as we attempt to cross boundaries, giving our readers the opportunity to learn, question, debate and champion texts of every kind.  Our meetings occasionally take place off site as we explore and embrace the creative community of greater Wilmington. RSVP encouraged but not required—email ejarvis@delart.org.

2018 Schedule

Thursday, June 28

My Name is Red
by Orhan Pamuk

Thursday, July 26

Art as Therapy
by Alain de Botton and John Armstrong
Thursday, August 30

Just Kids
by Patti Smith (Cris)
Thursday, September 27

The Rescue Artist
by Edward Dolnick

Thursday, October 25
Location: Juried Craft Exhibition (Gallery 10) 

Extra/Ordinary: Craft and Contemporary Art
Maria Elena Buszek, editor

Maria Elena Buszek, “Introduction: The Ordinary Made Extra/Ordinary”
Paula Owen, “Fabrication and Encounter: When Content is a Verb”
Karin E. Peterson, “How the Ordinary Becomes Extraordinary: The Modern Eye and The Quilt as Art Form”
Janis Jefferies, “Loving Attention: An Outburst of Craft in Contemporary Art”
Andrew Jackson, “Men Who Make: The ‘Flow’ of the Amateur Designer/Maker”

Thursday, November 29

The Muralist
by B.A. Shapiro

There will not be a meeting held in December.
Oct
26
Fri
Glory of Stories
Oct 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.

Sept 21 The Incredible Book-Eating Boy, Oliver Jeffers
Sept 28 The Imaginary Garden, Andrew Larsen

Oct 5 Julián is a Mermaid, Jessica Love
Oct 12 Mouse Paint, Ellen Stoll Walsh
Oct 19 Special Edition: Storyteller in Residence – Families are welcome to join Preschool Audiences to listen to master storyteller Jeff Hopkins on this Friday morning. Free admission.
Oct 26 Special Halloween Edition: Wear your costume! Life Doesn’t Frighten Me, Maya Angelou

Nov 2 A Tree is Nice, Janice May Udry
Nov 9 Hairs/Pelitos, Sandra Cisneros
Nov 16 The Stranger, Chris Van Allsburg
Nov 23 Bear Says Thanks, Karma Wilson
Nov 30 The Runaway Giant, Adelaide Holl

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
27
Sat
Gallery Talk with Artist MJ Tyson
Oct 27 @ 2:00 pm

145 Delmage Road, 2017. MJ Tyson (born 1986). Personal objects left behind by the deceased residents of 145 Delmage Road, 12 1/2 × 7 × 5 inches. Courtesy of the artist. © MJ Tyson.

Meet artist MJ Tyson and learn about how she uses personal objects to explore the past, in the special exhibition Juried Craft.

About the Exhibition

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

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

Oct
28
Sun
Día de los Muertos Family Event
Oct 28 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Día de los Muertos Family Event

In partnership with Hispanic American Association of Delaware

Celebrate Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead)—the traditional Mexican holiday honoring ancestors and friends who have passed. This family-friendly event features art activities, folkloric performances, an exhibition of a traditional Day of the Dead altar, and costumes inspired by the Disney animated film Coco. All ages. 

Nov
2
Fri
Glory of Stories
Nov 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.

Sept 21 The Incredible Book-Eating Boy, Oliver Jeffers
Sept 28 The Imaginary Garden, Andrew Larsen

Oct 5 Julián is a Mermaid, Jessica Love
Oct 12 Mouse Paint, Ellen Stoll Walsh
Oct 19 Special Edition: Storyteller in Residence – Families are welcome to join Preschool Audiences to listen to master storyteller Jeff Hopkins on this Friday morning. Free admission.
Oct 26 Special Halloween Edition: Wear your costume! Life Doesn’t Frighten Me, Maya Angelou

Nov 2 A Tree is Nice, Janice May Udry
Nov 9 Hairs/Pelitos, Sandra Cisneros
Nov 16 The Stranger, Chris Van Allsburg
Nov 23 Bear Says Thanks, Karma Wilson
Nov 30 The Runaway Giant, Adelaide Holl

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

Group Reservations

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

Art is Tasty
Nov 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).

2018 Topics

Click on the the dates below to register.

January 5: Reclining Nude, Abraham S. Baylinson

February 2: Tobias Curing his Father’s Blindness, Benjamin West

March 2: Toilette of a Roman Lady, Simeon Solomon

April 6: Trees in a Lane, John Ruskin, and Sycamore Tree, Andrew Wyeth

May 4: Eleanor of Aquitaine, Grace Hartigan

June 1: In the Park, Bernie Felch

July 6: March on Washington, Danny Lyon

August 3: The Mermaid, Howard Pyle

September 7: Rome II, Al Held

October 5: Indian Captives, Robert Weir

November 2: Authentic Imitation, Teresa Barkley (Selection from Juried Craft Exhibition)

December 7: Covered Box with Peacock, Charles Robert Ashbee

Día de los Muertos Luminaria Labyrinth Walk
Nov 2 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Día de los Muertos Luminaria Labyrinth Walk

In partnership with Hispanic American Association of Delaware

Celebrate Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) with a labyrinth walk illuminated by tea lights and traditional Day of the Dead activities. There is no fee for this program, but donations are accepted to help maintain the Museum’s Labyrinth. Family Friendly.

Nov
5
Mon
Poor People’s TV Room – Okwui Okpokwasili
Nov 5 @ 7:00 pm

“Ruthlessly clean and clever…Okpokwasili puts the threat in triple threat.” – Time Out NY

Delaware Art Museum presents Okwui Okpokwasili’s Poor People’s TV Room. Bessie Award winner, Okpokwasili’s multimedia dance performance is informed by two historical incidents in Nigeria: The Women’s War of 1929, a resistance movement against British colonial powers; and the Boko Haram kidnappings of more than 300 girls, which launched the Bring Back Our Girls movement. Poor People’s TV Room investigates how the complex collective actions of African women correspond to women’s social action throughout the world. This performance includes partial nudity.

Tickets

November 5 November 7

This project is supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts.

About the 2018 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.

Nov
7
Wed
Poor People’s TV Room – Okwui Okpokwasili
Nov 7 @ 7:00 pm

“Ruthlessly clean and clever…Okpokwasili puts the threat in triple threat.” – Time Out NY

Delaware Art Museum presents Okwui Okpokwasili’s Poor People’s TV Room. Bessie Award winner, Okpokwasili’s multimedia dance performance is informed by two historical incidents in Nigeria: The Women’s War of 1929, a resistance movement against British colonial powers; and the Boko Haram kidnappings of more than 300 girls, which launched the Bring Back Our Girls movement. Poor People’s TV Room investigates how the complex collective actions of African women correspond to women’s social action throughout the world. This performance includes partial nudity.

Tickets

November 5 November 7

This project is supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts.

About the 2018 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.

Nov
8
Thu
Craft Night
Nov 8 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Craft Night

Adults learn a craft technique and make a work of art to take home. Wine and refreshments will be available in the café while you create.

Oct 25 Costume workshop
Nov 8 Holiday wearables
Jan 17 Embroidery circle

Nov
9
Fri
Glory of Stories
Nov 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.

Sept 21 The Incredible Book-Eating Boy, Oliver Jeffers
Sept 28 The Imaginary Garden, Andrew Larsen

Oct 5 Julián is a Mermaid, Jessica Love
Oct 12 Mouse Paint, Ellen Stoll Walsh
Oct 19 Special Edition: Storyteller in Residence – Families are welcome to join Preschool Audiences to listen to master storyteller Jeff Hopkins on this Friday morning. Free admission.
Oct 26 Special Halloween Edition: Wear your costume! Life Doesn’t Frighten Me, Maya Angelou

Nov 2 A Tree is Nice, Janice May Udry
Nov 9 Hairs/Pelitos, Sandra Cisneros
Nov 16 The Stranger, Chris Van Allsburg
Nov 23 Bear Says Thanks, Karma Wilson
Nov 30 The Runaway Giant, Adelaide Holl

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.

Clay Date
Nov 9 @ 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. 

SEPTEMBER  OCTOBER  NOVEMBER

Nov
10
Sat
Loop in Loop Chain Making – 2-day Workshop
Nov 10 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Using inspiration from ancient techniques, learn how to form, fuse, and assemble fine silver links into strong chains. 2-day workshop.

Instructor: Caryn L. Hetherston

Nov
11
Sun
Loop in Loop Chain Making – 2-day Workshop
Nov 11 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Using inspiration from ancient techniques, learn how to form, fuse, and assemble fine silver links into strong chains. 2-day workshop.

Instructor: Caryn L. Hetherston

Artist Demonstrations
Nov 11 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Artist Demonstrations

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

Saturday, October 20 | 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. David Knopp (wood carving, on terrace)
Sunday, November 11 | 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Barbara Straussberg (printmaking)
Friday, December 7 | 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Ashley Catharine Smith (embroidery)
Sunday, January 6 | 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Leslie Pontz (crochet)
Sunday, January 27 | 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Kimberly Hall and Justin Hardison (screenprinting)

About the Exhibition

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

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

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

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

Sept 9 Artistic Instruments
Oct 14 Paper Sculptures
Nov 11 Fantastic Felting

Nov
15
Thu
2019 Performance Series Preview Event
Nov 15 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
2019 Performance Series Preview Event

Join us for an exclusive preview event to learn more about the 2019 Performance Series.

Registration coming soon!

Nov
16
Fri
Glory of Stories
Nov 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.

Sept 21 The Incredible Book-Eating Boy, Oliver Jeffers
Sept 28 The Imaginary Garden, Andrew Larsen

Oct 5 Julián is a Mermaid, Jessica Love
Oct 12 Mouse Paint, Ellen Stoll Walsh
Oct 19 Special Edition: Storyteller in Residence – Families are welcome to join Preschool Audiences to listen to master storyteller Jeff Hopkins on this Friday morning. Free admission.
Oct 26 Special Halloween Edition: Wear your costume! Life Doesn’t Frighten Me, Maya Angelou

Nov 2 A Tree is Nice, Janice May Udry
Nov 9 Hairs/Pelitos, Sandra Cisneros
Nov 16 The Stranger, Chris Van Allsburg
Nov 23 Bear Says Thanks, Karma Wilson
Nov 30 The Runaway Giant, Adelaide Holl

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

Group Reservations

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

Nov
23
Fri
Glory of Stories
Nov 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.

Sept 21 The Incredible Book-Eating Boy, Oliver Jeffers
Sept 28 The Imaginary Garden, Andrew Larsen

Oct 5 Julián is a Mermaid, Jessica Love
Oct 12 Mouse Paint, Ellen Stoll Walsh
Oct 19 Special Edition: Storyteller in Residence – Families are welcome to join Preschool Audiences to listen to master storyteller Jeff Hopkins on this Friday morning. Free admission.
Oct 26 Special Halloween Edition: Wear your costume! Life Doesn’t Frighten Me, Maya Angelou

Nov 2 A Tree is Nice, Janice May Udry
Nov 9 Hairs/Pelitos, Sandra Cisneros
Nov 16 The Stranger, Chris Van Allsburg
Nov 23 Bear Says Thanks, Karma Wilson
Nov 30 The Runaway Giant, Adelaide Holl

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

Group Reservations

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

Nov
25
Sun
Taking Center Stage – Women Composers, Then and Now
Nov 25 @ 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm
Taking Center Stage – Women Composers, Then and Now

Presented by University of Delaware Music Department
1:30 p.m. Pre-Concert Talk | 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

University of Delaware (UD) Music faculty members Sheila Brown and Julie Nishimura will perform a program highlighting the role of women composers in classical music. UD Musicology Professor Dr. Phil Gentry will also talk about the role of gender in society affecting women composers in the 20th and 21st centuries.

About Connected Series

Connected features events produced by the community, for the community. All events are free and open to the public. Learn more.

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

The DelArt Readers will select a book (or a collection of articles, or a film) each month. Our selections will have an arty or creative slant to them as we attempt to cross boundaries, giving our readers the opportunity to learn, question, debate and champion texts of every kind.  Our meetings occasionally take place off site as we explore and embrace the creative community of greater Wilmington. RSVP encouraged but not required—email ejarvis@delart.org.

2018 Schedule

Thursday, June 28

My Name is Red
by Orhan Pamuk

Thursday, July 26

Art as Therapy
by Alain de Botton and John Armstrong
Thursday, August 30

Just Kids
by Patti Smith (Cris)
Thursday, September 27

The Rescue Artist
by Edward Dolnick

Thursday, October 25
Location: Juried Craft Exhibition (Gallery 10) 

Extra/Ordinary: Craft and Contemporary Art
Maria Elena Buszek, editor

Maria Elena Buszek, “Introduction: The Ordinary Made Extra/Ordinary”
Paula Owen, “Fabrication and Encounter: When Content is a Verb”
Karin E. Peterson, “How the Ordinary Becomes Extraordinary: The Modern Eye and The Quilt as Art Form”
Janis Jefferies, “Loving Attention: An Outburst of Craft in Contemporary Art”
Andrew Jackson, “Men Who Make: The ‘Flow’ of the Amateur Designer/Maker”

Thursday, November 29

The Muralist
by B.A. Shapiro

There will not be a meeting held in December.
Nov
30
Fri
Glory of Stories
Nov 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.

Sept 21 The Incredible Book-Eating Boy, Oliver Jeffers
Sept 28 The Imaginary Garden, Andrew Larsen

Oct 5 Julián is a Mermaid, Jessica Love
Oct 12 Mouse Paint, Ellen Stoll Walsh
Oct 19 Special Edition: Storyteller in Residence – Families are welcome to join Preschool Audiences to listen to master storyteller Jeff Hopkins on this Friday morning. Free admission.
Oct 26 Special Halloween Edition: Wear your costume! Life Doesn’t Frighten Me, Maya Angelou

Nov 2 A Tree is Nice, Janice May Udry
Nov 9 Hairs/Pelitos, Sandra Cisneros
Nov 16 The Stranger, Chris Van Allsburg
Nov 23 Bear Says Thanks, Karma Wilson
Nov 30 The Runaway Giant, Adelaide Holl

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

Group Reservations

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

Dec
1
Sat
Cartoonmania!
Dec 1 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Cartoonmania!

Ages 10 – 15. In this weekend workshop, students will design a small comic book or sequential art piece with a focus on format, balloons, and lettering. They will gain confidence in their creative process with the ultimate goal of publication!

Instructor: Sam Mylin

Early registration discount does not apply.

Dec
7
Fri
Glory of Stories
Dec 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.

Sept 21 The Incredible Book-Eating Boy, Oliver Jeffers
Sept 28 The Imaginary Garden, Andrew Larsen

Oct 5 Julián is a Mermaid, Jessica Love
Oct 12 Mouse Paint, Ellen Stoll Walsh
Oct 19 Special Edition: Storyteller in Residence – Families are welcome to join Preschool Audiences to listen to master storyteller Jeff Hopkins on this Friday morning. Free admission.
Oct 26 Special Halloween Edition: Wear your costume! Life Doesn’t Frighten Me, Maya Angelou

Nov 2 A Tree is Nice, Janice May Udry
Nov 9 Hairs/Pelitos, Sandra Cisneros
Nov 16 The Stranger, Chris Van Allsburg
Nov 23 Bear Says Thanks, Karma Wilson
Nov 30 The Runaway Giant, Adelaide Holl

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
Dec 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).

2018 Topics

Click on the the dates below to register.

January 5: Reclining Nude, Abraham S. Baylinson

February 2: Tobias Curing his Father’s Blindness, Benjamin West

March 2: Toilette of a Roman Lady, Simeon Solomon

April 6: Trees in a Lane, John Ruskin, and Sycamore Tree, Andrew Wyeth

May 4: Eleanor of Aquitaine, Grace Hartigan

June 1: In the Park, Bernie Felch

July 6: March on Washington, Danny Lyon

August 3: The Mermaid, Howard Pyle

September 7: Rome II, Al Held

October 5: Indian Captives, Robert Weir

November 2: Authentic Imitation, Teresa Barkley (Selection from Juried Craft Exhibition)

December 7: Covered Box with Peacock, Charles Robert Ashbee

Winter Arts Festival
Dec 7 @ 12:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Winter Arts Festival

Celebrate the season at the Museum during this family-friendly two-day event! Shop for holiday gifts from 20 regional artisans, listen to festive music performed by local choirs, and enjoy the Museum’s seasonal decorations. Winter-themed art projects will be available for children and their families and snacks and beverages will be for sale from Toscana in the Museum’s Thronson Café. The Museum Store will offer Member specials throughout the weekend. Cash bar.

Artist Demonstrations
Dec 7 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Artist Demonstrations

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

Saturday, October 20 | 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. David Knopp (wood carving, on terrace)
Sunday, November 11 | 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Barbara Straussberg (printmaking)
Friday, December 7 | 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Ashley Catharine Smith (embroidery)
Sunday, January 6 | 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Leslie Pontz (crochet)
Sunday, January 27 | 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Kimberly Hall and Justin Hardison (screenprinting)

About the Exhibition

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

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

Dec
8
Sat
Winter Arts Festival
Dec 8 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Winter Arts Festival

Celebrate the season at the Museum during this family-friendly two-day event! Shop for holiday gifts from 20 regional artisans, listen to festive music performed by local choirs, and enjoy the Museum’s seasonal decorations. Winter-themed art projects will be available for children and their families and snacks and beverages will be for sale from Toscana in the Museum’s Thronson Café. The Museum Store will offer Member specials throughout the weekend. Cash bar.

Holiday House Tour: Celebrating Timeless Classics
Dec 8 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

The theme for this year’s tour – Celebrating Timeless Classics – started as just an idea; we didn’t have any houses. We wanted to enlist local builders and architects to help choose beautiful homes, but we didn’t know what we’d discover. Now, after visits to these homes ourselves, we realize that we are lucky to be invited into the new grand homes of the Brandywine Valley. The residences have been built for today’s style of living – gracious, relaxed, family oriented – and will surely stand the test of time.

Thank you to our presenting sponsors, Dewson Construction, Period Architecture and Porter Construction who identified these homes for us. The six are all different; some definitely reflect the heritage of the stone farmhouses of the past, but others chart new territory.

Doors will be open on December 8 to:

  • Elegant Highlands Classic on Kentmere Parkway
  • New English Country Manor in Greenville
  • Fox Hollow, the beautifully appointed home of one of our sponsors
  • Surprise Prairie Style residence set among the Brandywine Valley rolling hills
  • Tranquil Transitional Retreat, minimalist in decoration yet so inviting and restful
  • Chester County Hillside Estate, where attention to architectural detail and spacious rooms and vistas entice us to linger

Dec
9
Sun
Sunday Studio
Dec 9 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Sunday Studio

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

Sept 9 Artistic Instruments
Oct 14 Paper Sculptures
Nov 11 Fantastic Felting

Dec
14
Fri
Glory of Stories
Dec 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.

Sept 21 The Incredible Book-Eating Boy, Oliver Jeffers
Sept 28 The Imaginary Garden, Andrew Larsen

Oct 5 Julián is a Mermaid, Jessica Love
Oct 12 Mouse Paint, Ellen Stoll Walsh
Oct 19 Special Edition: Storyteller in Residence – Families are welcome to join Preschool Audiences to listen to master storyteller Jeff Hopkins on this Friday morning. Free admission.
Oct 26 Special Halloween Edition: Wear your costume! Life Doesn’t Frighten Me, Maya Angelou

Nov 2 A Tree is Nice, Janice May Udry
Nov 9 Hairs/Pelitos, Sandra Cisneros
Nov 16 The Stranger, Chris Van Allsburg
Nov 23 Bear Says Thanks, Karma Wilson
Nov 30 The Runaway Giant, Adelaide Holl

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

Group Reservations

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

Dec
16
Sun
Cartoon Christmas Trio
Dec 16 @ 7:00 pm

Celebrate the holidays with the return of the Cartoon Christmas Trio to Delaware Art Museum! Assembled in 1995 by bassist Rob Swanson, the trio’s sole focus is compositions from classic Christmas cartoons—particularly the music of Vince Guaraldi, composer of the “Peanuts” soundtracks. The Cartoon Christmas Trio has made live appearances on NBC, ABC, and NPR, and comes back to the Museum to wow audiences with yuletide nostalgia.

ABOUT THE 2018 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.

Dec
21
Fri
Glory of Stories
Dec 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.

Sept 21 The Incredible Book-Eating Boy, Oliver Jeffers
Sept 28 The Imaginary Garden, Andrew Larsen

Oct 5 Julián is a Mermaid, Jessica Love
Oct 12 Mouse Paint, Ellen Stoll Walsh
Oct 19 Special Edition: Storyteller in Residence – Families are welcome to join Preschool Audiences to listen to master storyteller Jeff Hopkins on this Friday morning. Free admission.
Oct 26 Special Halloween Edition: Wear your costume! Life Doesn’t Frighten Me, Maya Angelou

Nov 2 A Tree is Nice, Janice May Udry
Nov 9 Hairs/Pelitos, Sandra Cisneros
Nov 16 The Stranger, Chris Van Allsburg
Nov 23 Bear Says Thanks, Karma Wilson
Nov 30 The Runaway Giant, Adelaide Holl

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

Group Reservations

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

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

The DelArt Readers will select a book (or a collection of articles, or a film) each month. Our selections will have an arty or creative slant to them as we attempt to cross boundaries, giving our readers the opportunity to learn, question, debate and champion texts of every kind.  Our meetings occasionally take place off site as we explore and embrace the creative community of greater Wilmington. RSVP encouraged but not required—email ejarvis@delart.org.

2018 Schedule

Thursday, June 28

My Name is Red
by Orhan Pamuk

Thursday, July 26

Art as Therapy
by Alain de Botton and John Armstrong
Thursday, August 30

Just Kids
by Patti Smith (Cris)
Thursday, September 27

The Rescue Artist
by Edward Dolnick

Thursday, October 25
Location: Juried Craft Exhibition (Gallery 10) 

Extra/Ordinary: Craft and Contemporary Art
Maria Elena Buszek, editor

Maria Elena Buszek, “Introduction: The Ordinary Made Extra/Ordinary”
Paula Owen, “Fabrication and Encounter: When Content is a Verb”
Karin E. Peterson, “How the Ordinary Becomes Extraordinary: The Modern Eye and The Quilt as Art Form”
Janis Jefferies, “Loving Attention: An Outburst of Craft in Contemporary Art”
Andrew Jackson, “Men Who Make: The ‘Flow’ of the Amateur Designer/Maker”

Thursday, November 29

The Muralist
by B.A. Shapiro

There will not be a meeting held in December.
Dec
28
Fri
Glory of Stories
Dec 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.

Sept 21 The Incredible Book-Eating Boy, Oliver Jeffers
Sept 28 The Imaginary Garden, Andrew Larsen

Oct 5 Julián is a Mermaid, Jessica Love
Oct 12 Mouse Paint, Ellen Stoll Walsh
Oct 19 Special Edition: Storyteller in Residence – Families are welcome to join Preschool Audiences to listen to master storyteller Jeff Hopkins on this Friday morning. Free admission.
Oct 26 Special Halloween Edition: Wear your costume! Life Doesn’t Frighten Me, Maya Angelou

Nov 2 A Tree is Nice, Janice May Udry
Nov 9 Hairs/Pelitos, Sandra Cisneros
Nov 16 The Stranger, Chris Van Allsburg
Nov 23 Bear Says Thanks, Karma Wilson
Nov 30 The Runaway Giant, Adelaide Holl

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

Group Reservations

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

Jan
4
Fri
Glory of Stories
Jan 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.

Sept 21 The Incredible Book-Eating Boy, Oliver Jeffers
Sept 28 The Imaginary Garden, Andrew Larsen

Oct 5 Julián is a Mermaid, Jessica Love
Oct 12 Mouse Paint, Ellen Stoll Walsh
Oct 19 Special Edition: Storyteller in Residence – Families are welcome to join Preschool Audiences to listen to master storyteller Jeff Hopkins on this Friday morning. Free admission.
Oct 26 Special Halloween Edition: Wear your costume! Life Doesn’t Frighten Me, Maya Angelou

Nov 2 A Tree is Nice, Janice May Udry
Nov 9 Hairs/Pelitos, Sandra Cisneros
Nov 16 The Stranger, Chris Van Allsburg
Nov 23 Bear Says Thanks, Karma Wilson
Nov 30 The Runaway Giant, Adelaide Holl

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

Group Reservations

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

Jan
6
Sun
Artist Demonstrations
Jan 6 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Artist Demonstrations

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

Saturday, October 20 | 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. David Knopp (wood carving, on terrace)
Sunday, November 11 | 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Barbara Straussberg (printmaking)
Friday, December 7 | 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Ashley Catharine Smith (embroidery)
Sunday, January 6 | 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Leslie Pontz (crochet)
Sunday, January 27 | 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Kimberly Hall and Justin Hardison (screenprinting)

About the Exhibition

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

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

Jan
10
Thu
Concerts on Kentmere: Pyxis Piano Quartet
Jan 10 @ 7:30 pm
Concerts on Kentmere: Pyxis Piano Quartet @ Delaware Art Museum

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.

Thursday, September 27, 2018

Musical Response
Music of protest and passion, inspired by “Wilmington 1968” and the commissioned artwork of Hank Willis Thomas
7:30 p.m.: Margaret Winslow, Curator talk | 8:00 p.m.: Pyxis Concert

Adolphus Hailstork – Three Spirituals for String Trio
Claude Debussy – Sonata for Cello and Piano
Alfred Schnittke – Prelude in Memoriam Dmitri Shostakovich
Hans Gál – Piano Quartet in B-flat Major, Op. 13

Thursday, January 10, 2019

The Feminine Mystique
To honor the work of Pre-Raphaelite artist Barbara Bodichon, an evening of chamber music composed by women
7:30 p.m.: Margaretta Frederick, Curator talk / 8:00 p.m.: Pyxis Concert

Gwyneth Walker – “Letters to the World” for Piano Quartet (With the poetry of Emily Dickinson read by Gail O’Donnell)
Germaine Tailleferre – Sonate champêtre
Dora Pejačević – Piano Quartet in D minor, Op. 25
Rebecca Clark – Lullaby and Grotesque for viola and cello

(Snow date Sunday January 13 at 4:00 p.m.)

Thursday, May 2, 2019

Masterpieces of Color and Sound
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 THE 2018 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.

Jan
11
Fri
Glory of Stories
Jan 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.

Sept 21 The Incredible Book-Eating Boy, Oliver Jeffers
Sept 28 The Imaginary Garden, Andrew Larsen

Oct 5 Julián is a Mermaid, Jessica Love
Oct 12 Mouse Paint, Ellen Stoll Walsh
Oct 19 Special Edition: Storyteller in Residence – Families are welcome to join Preschool Audiences to listen to master storyteller Jeff Hopkins on this Friday morning. Free admission.
Oct 26 Special Halloween Edition: Wear your costume! Life Doesn’t Frighten Me, Maya Angelou

Nov 2 A Tree is Nice, Janice May Udry
Nov 9 Hairs/Pelitos, Sandra Cisneros
Nov 16 The Stranger, Chris Van Allsburg
Nov 23 Bear Says Thanks, Karma Wilson
Nov 30 The Runaway Giant, Adelaide Holl

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

Group Reservations

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

Jan
13
Sun
Sunday Studio
Jan 13 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Sunday Studio

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

Sept 9 Artistic Instruments
Oct 14 Paper Sculptures
Nov 11 Fantastic Felting

Jan
17
Thu
Craft Night
Jan 17 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Craft Night

Adults learn a craft technique and make a work of art to take home. Wine and refreshments will be available in the café while you create.

Oct 25 Costume workshop
Nov 8 Holiday wearables
Jan 17 Embroidery circle

Jan
18
Fri
Glory of Stories
Jan 18 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Glory of Stories

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

Sept 21 The Incredible Book-Eating Boy, Oliver Jeffers
Sept 28 The Imaginary Garden, Andrew Larsen

Oct 5 Julián is a Mermaid, Jessica Love
Oct 12 Mouse Paint, Ellen Stoll Walsh
Oct 19 Special Edition: Storyteller in Residence – Families are welcome to join Preschool Audiences to listen to master storyteller Jeff Hopkins on this Friday morning. Free admission.
Oct 26 Special Halloween Edition: Wear your costume! Life Doesn’t Frighten Me, Maya Angelou

Nov 2 A Tree is Nice, Janice May Udry
Nov 9 Hairs/Pelitos, Sandra Cisneros
Nov 16 The Stranger, Chris Van Allsburg
Nov 23 Bear Says Thanks, Karma Wilson
Nov 30 The Runaway Giant, Adelaide Holl

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.

Black String
Jan 18 @ 8:00 pm

Photograph by Nah Inu

“An engaging exploration of what can be achieved by bringing ancient and modern into creative fusion.” – Jazzwise

Black String, based on Korean traditional music and improvisational music kind of jazz, attempts to create a unique language through Asian intuition and musical idiom. Black String aims to seek a new sound that can internalize a variety of musical expression in traditional music, as well as harmonize with other expression in world music. They were founded in 2011 Korea-UK cultural exchange program titled “UK Connection” project and have been performing at Jarasum International Jazz Festival (South Korea) and London Jazz Festival (UK) collaborating with UK artists; Tim Garland, John Turville, Asaf Sirkis and Gwilym Simcock and they are performing many more world renowned festivals and venues. Amplified and burst sound of Geomun-go, fierce quake of Korean traditional percussion, and unpredictable melody of jazz guitar will grasp all your senses.

Yoon Jeong Heo | Geomun-go; Six-string zither
Jean Oh | elec. guitars
Aram Lee | Daegeum, Yanggeum
Min Wang Hwang | vocal, percussion

Sponsor

This concert is sponsored by the Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation.

ABOUT THE 2018 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.

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

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

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

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

Sept 21 The Incredible Book-Eating Boy, Oliver Jeffers
Sept 28 The Imaginary Garden, Andrew Larsen

Oct 5 Julián is a Mermaid, Jessica Love
Oct 12 Mouse Paint, Ellen Stoll Walsh
Oct 19 Special Edition: Storyteller in Residence – Families are welcome to join Preschool Audiences to listen to master storyteller Jeff Hopkins on this Friday morning. Free admission.
Oct 26 Special Halloween Edition: Wear your costume! Life Doesn’t Frighten Me, Maya Angelou

Nov 2 A Tree is Nice, Janice May Udry
Nov 9 Hairs/Pelitos, Sandra Cisneros
Nov 16 The Stranger, Chris Van Allsburg
Nov 23 Bear Says Thanks, Karma Wilson
Nov 30 The Runaway Giant, Adelaide Holl

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

Group Reservations

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

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

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

Saturday, October 20 | 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. David Knopp (wood carving, on terrace)
Sunday, November 11 | 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Barbara Straussberg (printmaking)
Friday, December 7 | 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Ashley Catharine Smith (embroidery)
Sunday, January 6 | 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Leslie Pontz (crochet)
Sunday, January 27 | 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Kimberly Hall and Justin Hardison (screenprinting)

About the Exhibition

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

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

Jan
31
Thu
DelArt Readers: Book Club
Jan 31 @ 6:00 pm

The DelArt Readers will select a book (or a collection of articles, or a film) each month. Our selections will have an arty or creative slant to them as we attempt to cross boundaries, giving our readers the opportunity to learn, question, debate and champion texts of every kind.  Our meetings occasionally take place off site as we explore and embrace the creative community of greater Wilmington. RSVP encouraged but not required—email ejarvis@delart.org.

2018 Schedule

Thursday, June 28

My Name is Red
by Orhan Pamuk

Thursday, July 26

Art as Therapy
by Alain de Botton and John Armstrong
Thursday, August 30

Just Kids
by Patti Smith (Cris)
Thursday, September 27

The Rescue Artist
by Edward Dolnick

Thursday, October 25
Location: Juried Craft Exhibition (Gallery 10) 

Extra/Ordinary: Craft and Contemporary Art
Maria Elena Buszek, editor

Maria Elena Buszek, “Introduction: The Ordinary Made Extra/Ordinary”
Paula Owen, “Fabrication and Encounter: When Content is a Verb”
Karin E. Peterson, “How the Ordinary Becomes Extraordinary: The Modern Eye and The Quilt as Art Form”
Janis Jefferies, “Loving Attention: An Outburst of Craft in Contemporary Art”
Andrew Jackson, “Men Who Make: The ‘Flow’ of the Amateur Designer/Maker”

Thursday, November 29

The Muralist
by B.A. Shapiro

There will not be a meeting held in December.
Feb
1
Fri
Glory of Stories
Feb 1 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Glory of Stories

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

Sept 21 The Incredible Book-Eating Boy, Oliver Jeffers
Sept 28 The Imaginary Garden, Andrew Larsen

Oct 5 Julián is a Mermaid, Jessica Love
Oct 12 Mouse Paint, Ellen Stoll Walsh
Oct 19 Special Edition: Storyteller in Residence – Families are welcome to join Preschool Audiences to listen to master storyteller Jeff Hopkins on this Friday morning. Free admission.
Oct 26 Special Halloween Edition: Wear your costume! Life Doesn’t Frighten Me, Maya Angelou

Nov 2 A Tree is Nice, Janice May Udry
Nov 9 Hairs/Pelitos, Sandra Cisneros
Nov 16 The Stranger, Chris Van Allsburg
Nov 23 Bear Says Thanks, Karma Wilson
Nov 30 The Runaway Giant, Adelaide Holl

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

Group Reservations

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

Feb
7
Thu
The Crossing
Feb 7 @ 8:00 pm

Photograph by Christian Stewart

“The Crossing…imbues the music with both energy and awe.” – Joshua Kosman, San Francisco Chronicle

The Crossing is a professional chamber choir conducted by Donald Nally and dedicated to new music. It is committed to working with creative teams to make and record new, substantial works for choir – most often addressing social issues – with the possibility of changing the way we think about writing for choir, singing in choir, and listening to music for choir.

Highly sought-after for collaborative projects, The Crossing’s first such partnership was as the resident choir of the Spoleto Festival in Italy, in 2007. Since then, collaborators include the International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE), American Composers Orchestra, Network for New Music, Lyric Fest, PRISM Saxophone Quartet, Beth Morrison Projects, Pig Iron Theatre Company, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, Mostly Mozart Festival, National Gallery of Art, Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Metropolitan Museum of Art, Cleveland Museum, Institute for Advanced Study, Carnegie Hall, National Sawdust, and Northwestern University. The Crossing holds an annual residency at the Warren Miller Performing Arts Center in Big Sky, Montana. The Crossing has presented more than 60 commissioned world premieres, including works by Michael Gordon, John Luther Adams, David Lang, Anna Thorvaldsdottir, Gavin Bryars, Ted Hearne, Caroline Shaw, David T. Little, Robert Maggio, Gabriel Jackson, Pelle Gudmundsen-Holmgreen, and Hans Thomalla.

With a commitment to recording its commissions, The Crossing has issued 14 releases, receiving a Grammy Award for Best Choral Performance in 2018, its second nomination in as many years. The Crossing, with Donald Nally, is the American Composers Forum’s 2017 Champion of New Music. They are the recipients of the 2015 Margaret Hillis Award for Choral Excellence, three ASCAP Awards for Adventurous Programming, and the Dale Warland Singers Commission Award from Chorus America.

ABOUT THE 2018 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.

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

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

Sept 21 The Incredible Book-Eating Boy, Oliver Jeffers
Sept 28 The Imaginary Garden, Andrew Larsen

Oct 5 Julián is a Mermaid, Jessica Love
Oct 12 Mouse Paint, Ellen Stoll Walsh
Oct 19 Special Edition: Storyteller in Residence – Families are welcome to join Preschool Audiences to listen to master storyteller Jeff Hopkins on this Friday morning. Free admission.
Oct 26 Special Halloween Edition: Wear your costume! Life Doesn’t Frighten Me, Maya Angelou

Nov 2 A Tree is Nice, Janice May Udry
Nov 9 Hairs/Pelitos, Sandra Cisneros
Nov 16 The Stranger, Chris Van Allsburg
Nov 23 Bear Says Thanks, Karma Wilson
Nov 30 The Runaway Giant, Adelaide Holl

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

Group Reservations

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

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

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

Sept 9 Artistic Instruments
Oct 14 Paper Sculptures
Nov 11 Fantastic Felting

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

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

Sept 21 The Incredible Book-Eating Boy, Oliver Jeffers
Sept 28 The Imaginary Garden, Andrew Larsen

Oct 5 Julián is a Mermaid, Jessica Love
Oct 12 Mouse Paint, Ellen Stoll Walsh
Oct 19 Special Edition: Storyteller in Residence – Families are welcome to join Preschool Audiences to listen to master storyteller Jeff Hopkins on this Friday morning. Free admission.
Oct 26 Special Halloween Edition: Wear your costume! Life Doesn’t Frighten Me, Maya Angelou

Nov 2 A Tree is Nice, Janice May Udry
Nov 9 Hairs/Pelitos, Sandra Cisneros
Nov 16 The Stranger, Chris Van Allsburg
Nov 23 Bear Says Thanks, Karma Wilson
Nov 30 The Runaway Giant, Adelaide Holl

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

Group Reservations

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

Feb
22
Fri
Glory of Stories
Feb 22 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Glory of Stories

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

Sept 21 The Incredible Book-Eating Boy, Oliver Jeffers
Sept 28 The Imaginary Garden, Andrew Larsen

Oct 5 Julián is a Mermaid, Jessica Love
Oct 12 Mouse Paint, Ellen Stoll Walsh
Oct 19 Special Edition: Storyteller in Residence – Families are welcome to join Preschool Audiences to listen to master storyteller Jeff Hopkins on this Friday morning. Free admission.
Oct 26 Special Halloween Edition: Wear your costume! Life Doesn’t Frighten Me, Maya Angelou

Nov 2 A Tree is Nice, Janice May Udry
Nov 9 Hairs/Pelitos, Sandra Cisneros
Nov 16 The Stranger, Chris Van Allsburg
Nov 23 Bear Says Thanks, Karma Wilson
Nov 30 The Runaway Giant, Adelaide Holl

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

Group Reservations

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

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

The DelArt Readers will select a book (or a collection of articles, or a film) each month. Our selections will have an arty or creative slant to them as we attempt to cross boundaries, giving our readers the opportunity to learn, question, debate and champion texts of every kind.  Our meetings occasionally take place off site as we explore and embrace the creative community of greater Wilmington. RSVP encouraged but not required—email ejarvis@delart.org.

2018 Schedule

Thursday, June 28

My Name is Red
by Orhan Pamuk

Thursday, July 26

Art as Therapy
by Alain de Botton and John Armstrong
Thursday, August 30

Just Kids
by Patti Smith (Cris)
Thursday, September 27

The Rescue Artist
by Edward Dolnick

Thursday, October 25
Location: Juried Craft Exhibition (Gallery 10) 

Extra/Ordinary: Craft and Contemporary Art
Maria Elena Buszek, editor

Maria Elena Buszek, “Introduction: The Ordinary Made Extra/Ordinary”
Paula Owen, “Fabrication and Encounter: When Content is a Verb”
Karin E. Peterson, “How the Ordinary Becomes Extraordinary: The Modern Eye and The Quilt as Art Form”
Janis Jefferies, “Loving Attention: An Outburst of Craft in Contemporary Art”
Andrew Jackson, “Men Who Make: The ‘Flow’ of the Amateur Designer/Maker”

Thursday, November 29

The Muralist
by B.A. Shapiro

There will not be a meeting held in December.
Mar
1
Fri
Glory of Stories
Mar 1 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Glory of Stories

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

Sept 21 The Incredible Book-Eating Boy, Oliver Jeffers
Sept 28 The Imaginary Garden, Andrew Larsen

Oct 5 Julián is a Mermaid, Jessica Love
Oct 12 Mouse Paint, Ellen Stoll Walsh
Oct 19 Special Edition: Storyteller in Residence – Families are welcome to join Preschool Audiences to listen to master storyteller Jeff Hopkins on this Friday morning. Free admission.
Oct 26 Special Halloween Edition: Wear your costume! Life Doesn’t Frighten Me, Maya Angelou

Nov 2 A Tree is Nice, Janice May Udry
Nov 9 Hairs/Pelitos, Sandra Cisneros
Nov 16 The Stranger, Chris Van Allsburg
Nov 23 Bear Says Thanks, Karma Wilson
Nov 30 The Runaway Giant, Adelaide Holl

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

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

Sept 21 The Incredible Book-Eating Boy, Oliver Jeffers
Sept 28 The Imaginary Garden, Andrew Larsen

Oct 5 Julián is a Mermaid, Jessica Love
Oct 12 Mouse Paint, Ellen Stoll Walsh
Oct 19 Special Edition: Storyteller in Residence – Families are welcome to join Preschool Audiences to listen to master storyteller Jeff Hopkins on this Friday morning. Free admission.
Oct 26 Special Halloween Edition: Wear your costume! Life Doesn’t Frighten Me, Maya Angelou

Nov 2 A Tree is Nice, Janice May Udry
Nov 9 Hairs/Pelitos, Sandra Cisneros
Nov 16 The Stranger, Chris Van Allsburg
Nov 23 Bear Says Thanks, Karma Wilson
Nov 30 The Runaway Giant, Adelaide Holl

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.

Rennie Harris
Mar 8 @ 8:00 pm
Rennie Harris @ The Grand Opera House

In Lifted, 2009 Guggenheim Fellow, Dr. Lorenzo “Rennie” Harris merges the powerful rhythms of house music with moving gospel vocals for a contemporary exploration of community and spirituality through dance. Loosely based on the story of Oliver Twist, Lifted follows a young black man from trouble to triumph as he is ultimately “lifted” by his church community. With choreography by Rennie Harris and music directed by Steven Sapp and Mildred Ruiz-Sapp, this new work promises to be an exhilarating dance narrative.

“A tapestry of elegantly fluid popping and locking…phenomenal.” – The New York Times

ABOUT THE 2018 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
10
Sun
Sunday Studio
Mar 10 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Sunday Studio

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

Sept 9 Artistic Instruments
Oct 14 Paper Sculptures
Nov 11 Fantastic Felting

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

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

Sept 21 The Incredible Book-Eating Boy, Oliver Jeffers
Sept 28 The Imaginary Garden, Andrew Larsen

Oct 5 Julián is a Mermaid, Jessica Love
Oct 12 Mouse Paint, Ellen Stoll Walsh
Oct 19 Special Edition: Storyteller in Residence – Families are welcome to join Preschool Audiences to listen to master storyteller Jeff Hopkins on this Friday morning. Free admission.
Oct 26 Special Halloween Edition: Wear your costume! Life Doesn’t Frighten Me, Maya Angelou

Nov 2 A Tree is Nice, Janice May Udry
Nov 9 Hairs/Pelitos, Sandra Cisneros
Nov 16 The Stranger, Chris Van Allsburg
Nov 23 Bear Says Thanks, Karma Wilson
Nov 30 The Runaway Giant, Adelaide Holl

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

Group Reservations

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

Mar
22
Fri
Glory of Stories
Mar 22 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Glory of Stories

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

Sept 21 The Incredible Book-Eating Boy, Oliver Jeffers
Sept 28 The Imaginary Garden, Andrew Larsen

Oct 5 Julián is a Mermaid, Jessica Love
Oct 12 Mouse Paint, Ellen Stoll Walsh
Oct 19 Special Edition: Storyteller in Residence – Families are welcome to join Preschool Audiences to listen to master storyteller Jeff Hopkins on this Friday morning. Free admission.
Oct 26 Special Halloween Edition: Wear your costume! Life Doesn’t Frighten Me, Maya Angelou

Nov 2 A Tree is Nice, Janice May Udry
Nov 9 Hairs/Pelitos, Sandra Cisneros
Nov 16 The Stranger, Chris Van Allsburg
Nov 23 Bear Says Thanks, Karma Wilson
Nov 30 The Runaway Giant, Adelaide Holl

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

Group Reservations

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

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

The DelArt Readers will select a book (or a collection of articles, or a film) each month. Our selections will have an arty or creative slant to them as we attempt to cross boundaries, giving our readers the opportunity to learn, question, debate and champion texts of every kind.  Our meetings occasionally take place off site as we explore and embrace the creative community of greater Wilmington. RSVP encouraged but not required—email ejarvis@delart.org.

2018 Schedule

Thursday, June 28

My Name is Red
by Orhan Pamuk

Thursday, July 26

Art as Therapy
by Alain de Botton and John Armstrong
Thursday, August 30

Just Kids
by Patti Smith (Cris)
Thursday, September 27

The Rescue Artist
by Edward Dolnick

Thursday, October 25
Location: Juried Craft Exhibition (Gallery 10) 

Extra/Ordinary: Craft and Contemporary Art
Maria Elena Buszek, editor

Maria Elena Buszek, “Introduction: The Ordinary Made Extra/Ordinary”
Paula Owen, “Fabrication and Encounter: When Content is a Verb”
Karin E. Peterson, “How the Ordinary Becomes Extraordinary: The Modern Eye and The Quilt as Art Form”
Janis Jefferies, “Loving Attention: An Outburst of Craft in Contemporary Art”
Andrew Jackson, “Men Who Make: The ‘Flow’ of the Amateur Designer/Maker”

Thursday, November 29

The Muralist
by B.A. Shapiro

There will not be a meeting held in December.
Danny Green Trio
Mar 28 @ 8:00 pm

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

A rising force on the jazz scene and an award-winning Origin Records recording artist, pianist and composer Danny Green has distinguished himself with his beautifully articulated touch and melodically charged sensibility. His original compositions – a vivid blend of jazz, classical, and Brazilian elements – delights critics and audiences across the country and around the world. Green’s stellar trio, which includes bassist Justin Grinnell and drummer Julien Cantelm, performs Green’s original compositions, jazz standards, and Brazilian classics. Green’s group has twice received Best Jazz Album at the San Diego Music Awards and nominated Album of the Year. Their latest album, Altered Narratives, remained on the Jazz Week Top 50 chart for 15 weeks and was selected as one of the “Top 30 New Releases” by Public Radio International’s “Jazz After Hours” program.

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.

Sept 21 The Incredible Book-Eating Boy, Oliver Jeffers
Sept 28 The Imaginary Garden, Andrew Larsen

Oct 5 Julián is a Mermaid, Jessica Love
Oct 12 Mouse Paint, Ellen Stoll Walsh
Oct 19 Special Edition: Storyteller in Residence – Families are welcome to join Preschool Audiences to listen to master storyteller Jeff Hopkins on this Friday morning. Free admission.
Oct 26 Special Halloween Edition: Wear your costume! Life Doesn’t Frighten Me, Maya Angelou

Nov 2 A Tree is Nice, Janice May Udry
Nov 9 Hairs/Pelitos, Sandra Cisneros
Nov 16 The Stranger, Chris Van Allsburg
Nov 23 Bear Says Thanks, Karma Wilson
Nov 30 The Runaway Giant, Adelaide Holl

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

Group Reservations

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

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

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

Sept 21 The Incredible Book-Eating Boy, Oliver Jeffers
Sept 28 The Imaginary Garden, Andrew Larsen

Oct 5 Julián is a Mermaid, Jessica Love
Oct 12 Mouse Paint, Ellen Stoll Walsh
Oct 19 Special Edition: Storyteller in Residence – Families are welcome to join Preschool Audiences to listen to master storyteller Jeff Hopkins on this Friday morning. Free admission.
Oct 26 Special Halloween Edition: Wear your costume! Life Doesn’t Frighten Me, Maya Angelou

Nov 2 A Tree is Nice, Janice May Udry
Nov 9 Hairs/Pelitos, Sandra Cisneros
Nov 16 The Stranger, Chris Van Allsburg
Nov 23 Bear Says Thanks, Karma Wilson
Nov 30 The Runaway Giant, Adelaide Holl

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
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.

Sept 21 The Incredible Book-Eating Boy, Oliver Jeffers
Sept 28 The Imaginary Garden, Andrew Larsen

Oct 5 Julián is a Mermaid, Jessica Love
Oct 12 Mouse Paint, Ellen Stoll Walsh
Oct 19 Special Edition: Storyteller in Residence – Families are welcome to join Preschool Audiences to listen to master storyteller Jeff Hopkins on this Friday morning. Free admission.
Oct 26 Special Halloween Edition: Wear your costume! Life Doesn’t Frighten Me, Maya Angelou

Nov 2 A Tree is Nice, Janice May Udry
Nov 9 Hairs/Pelitos, Sandra Cisneros
Nov 16 The Stranger, Chris Van Allsburg
Nov 23 Bear Says Thanks, Karma Wilson
Nov 30 The Runaway Giant, Adelaide Holl

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

Group Reservations

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

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

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

Sept 9 Artistic Instruments
Oct 14 Paper Sculptures
Nov 11 Fantastic Felting

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.

Sept 21 The Incredible Book-Eating Boy, Oliver Jeffers
Sept 28 The Imaginary Garden, Andrew Larsen

Oct 5 Julián is a Mermaid, Jessica Love
Oct 12 Mouse Paint, Ellen Stoll Walsh
Oct 19 Special Edition: Storyteller in Residence – Families are welcome to join Preschool Audiences to listen to master storyteller Jeff Hopkins on this Friday morning. Free admission.
Oct 26 Special Halloween Edition: Wear your costume! Life Doesn’t Frighten Me, Maya Angelou

Nov 2 A Tree is Nice, Janice May Udry
Nov 9 Hairs/Pelitos, Sandra Cisneros
Nov 16 The Stranger, Chris Van Allsburg
Nov 23 Bear Says Thanks, Karma Wilson
Nov 30 The Runaway Giant, Adelaide Holl

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

The DelArt Readers will select a book (or a collection of articles, or a film) each month. Our selections will have an arty or creative slant to them as we attempt to cross boundaries, giving our readers the opportunity to learn, question, debate and champion texts of every kind.  Our meetings occasionally take place off site as we explore and embrace the creative community of greater Wilmington. RSVP encouraged but not required—email ejarvis@delart.org.

2018 Schedule

Thursday, June 28

My Name is Red
by Orhan Pamuk

Thursday, July 26

Art as Therapy
by Alain de Botton and John Armstrong
Thursday, August 30

Just Kids
by Patti Smith (Cris)
Thursday, September 27

The Rescue Artist
by Edward Dolnick

Thursday, October 25
Location: Juried Craft Exhibition (Gallery 10) 

Extra/Ordinary: Craft and Contemporary Art
Maria Elena Buszek, editor

Maria Elena Buszek, “Introduction: The Ordinary Made Extra/Ordinary”
Paula Owen, “Fabrication and Encounter: When Content is a Verb”
Karin E. Peterson, “How the Ordinary Becomes Extraordinary: The Modern Eye and The Quilt as Art Form”
Janis Jefferies, “Loving Attention: An Outburst of Craft in Contemporary Art”
Andrew Jackson, “Men Who Make: The ‘Flow’ of the Amateur Designer/Maker”

Thursday, November 29

The Muralist
by B.A. Shapiro

There will not be a meeting held in December.
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.

Sept 21 The Incredible Book-Eating Boy, Oliver Jeffers
Sept 28 The Imaginary Garden, Andrew Larsen

Oct 5 Julián is a Mermaid, Jessica Love
Oct 12 Mouse Paint, Ellen Stoll Walsh
Oct 19 Special Edition: Storyteller in Residence – Families are welcome to join Preschool Audiences to listen to master storyteller Jeff Hopkins on this Friday morning. Free admission.
Oct 26 Special Halloween Edition: Wear your costume! Life Doesn’t Frighten Me, Maya Angelou

Nov 2 A Tree is Nice, Janice May Udry
Nov 9 Hairs/Pelitos, Sandra Cisneros
Nov 16 The Stranger, Chris Van Allsburg
Nov 23 Bear Says Thanks, Karma Wilson
Nov 30 The Runaway Giant, Adelaide Holl

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
2
Thu
Concerts on Kentmere: Pyxis Piano Quartet
May 2 @ 7:30 pm
Concerts on Kentmere: Pyxis Piano Quartet @ Delaware Art Museum

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.

Thursday, September 27, 2018

Musical Response
Music of protest and passion, inspired by “Wilmington 1968” and the commissioned artwork of Hank Willis Thomas
7:30 p.m.: Margaret Winslow, Curator talk | 8:00 p.m.: Pyxis Concert

Adolphus Hailstork – Three Spirituals for String Trio
Claude Debussy – Sonata for Cello and Piano
Alfred Schnittke – Prelude in Memoriam Dmitri Shostakovich
Hans Gál – Piano Quartet in B-flat Major, Op. 13

Thursday, January 10, 2019

The Feminine Mystique
To honor the work of Pre-Raphaelite artist Barbara Bodichon, an evening of chamber music composed by women
7:30 p.m.: Margaretta Frederick, Curator talk / 8:00 p.m.: Pyxis Concert

Gwyneth Walker – “Letters to the World” for Piano Quartet (With the poetry of Emily Dickinson read by Gail O’Donnell)
Germaine Tailleferre – Sonate champêtre
Dora Pejačević – Piano Quartet in D minor, Op. 25
Rebecca Clark – Lullaby and Grotesque for viola and cello

(Snow date Sunday January 13 at 4:00 p.m.)

Thursday, May 2, 2019

Masterpieces of Color and Sound
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 THE 2018 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.

Sept 21 The Incredible Book-Eating Boy, Oliver Jeffers
Sept 28 The Imaginary Garden, Andrew Larsen

Oct 5 Julián is a Mermaid, Jessica Love
Oct 12 Mouse Paint, Ellen Stoll Walsh
Oct 19 Special Edition: Storyteller in Residence – Families are welcome to join Preschool Audiences to listen to master storyteller Jeff Hopkins on this Friday morning. Free admission.
Oct 26 Special Halloween Edition: Wear your costume! Life Doesn’t Frighten Me, Maya Angelou

Nov 2 A Tree is Nice, Janice May Udry
Nov 9 Hairs/Pelitos, Sandra Cisneros
Nov 16 The Stranger, Chris Van Allsburg
Nov 23 Bear Says Thanks, Karma Wilson
Nov 30 The Runaway Giant, Adelaide Holl

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.