PROGRAMS & EVENTS

Oct
23
Thu
New! Writers in Wilmington: Readings by Contemporary Authors
Oct 23 @ 7:30 pm

This exciting new series brings notable writers to the Museum from Delaware and beyond for enthralling readings of poetry, fiction, and creative non-fiction.

Jeanne Murray Walker

Thursday, October 23 | 7:30 p.m.

Join poet, memoirist, and playwright Jeanne Murray Walker for an engaging reading of selected poems. Walker is the author of eight volumes of poetry, including Helping the Morning: New and Selected Poems and A Deed to the Light. Her memoir, The Geography of Memory: A Pilgrimage through Alzheimer’s, tells the hair-raising, often funny story of the decade she and her sister cared for their mother. Walker is Professor of English at The University of Delaware, where she heads the Creative Writing Concentration.

JoAnn Balingit and Teresa Burns Murphy

Thursday, November 13 | 7:30 p.m.

JoAnn Balingit is Delaware’s Poet Laureate, appointed in May 2008 by Governor Ruth Ann Minner. She teaches poetry in schools, libraries, and community centers across the state and advocates for poets-in-the-schools programming. She is the author of Words for House Story, a collection of poems, and Your Heart and How It Works. Balingit is winner of the 2010 Global Filipino Literary Award and the Whitebird Chapbook Prize.

Teresa Burns Murphy is the author of a novel, The Secret to Flying. Her short fiction and poetry have been published in several literary journals and anthologies, including The Tower Journal. She won the 1996 WORDS: The Arkansas Literary Society Award for Fiction. Murphy was also a finalist for the 2006 Kate Braverman Short Story Prize and the 2009 Janice Farrell Poetry Prize.

Sponsors:

This program is partially funded by a grant from the Delaware Humanities Forum, a state program of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

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Oct
30
Thu
New! Concerts on Kentmere: Pyxis Piano Quartet
Oct 30 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
New! Concerts on Kentmere: Pyxis Piano Quartet

To celebrate the first concert of their new season, the musicians—Meredith Amado, violin; Amy Leonard, viola; Jie Jin, cello; and Hiroko Yamazaki, piano—have created an exciting program blending romantic, modern, contemporary, and popular sounds, including Stravinsky’s Suite Italienne, Schumann’s Fairy Tales, Josef Suk’s Piano Quartet, and two powerful evocations of Argentine Tango by Astor Piazzola.

Tickets can be purchased online by clicking the “Tickets” button at the top of this page or by calling Alfredo Franco at 302.351.8509.

Oct
31
Fri
Teacher Workshop: Writing and the Visual Arts
Oct 31 @ 8:00 am – 3:00 pm
Teacher Workshop: Writing and the Visual Arts

This workshop, open to all K-12 teachers, explores how the study of works of visual art can stimulate increased writing, reading, and linguistic skills. Participants will work in the galleries guided by an art historian, a professional writing teacher, and a dancer to understand the history of the relationship between images and words. Teachers will also be given images for use in their classrooms to generate writing among their students. This workshop will show the relevance of the visual arts to English, world languages, the humanities, and the Sciences, along with addressing anchor standards 1, 5, and 7.

For more information, contact Alfredo Franco at 302.351.8509.

Nov
13
Thu
The Helen Farr Sloan Legacy Society presents USA vs. Art Thieves: True Tales from the FBI’s Real Indiana Jones
Nov 13 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

After a sold-out lecture in 2012, Robert Wittman, the FBI’s National Art Crime Team founder and author of a New York Times bestseller, returns with tales of his 20-year career recovering more than $300 million in stolen art. Join Wittman for this fun and informative presentation on notorious art heists and daring undercover recoveries. Space is limited. For questions, please call 302.351.8506.

Presented by: Delaware Art Museum’s Helen Farr Sloan Legacy Society
Sponsored by:  Northern Trust Company of Delaware

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New! Writers in Wilmington: Readings by Contemporary Authors
Nov 13 @ 7:30 pm

This exciting new series brings notable writers to the Museum from Delaware and beyond for enthralling readings of poetry, fiction, and creative non-fiction.

Jeanne Murray Walker

Thursday, October 23 | 7:30 p.m.

Join poet, memoirist, and playwright Jeanne Murray Walker for an engaging reading of selected poems. Walker is the author of eight volumes of poetry, including Helping the Morning: New and Selected Poems and A Deed to the Light. Her memoir, The Geography of Memory: A Pilgrimage through Alzheimer’s, tells the hair-raising, often funny story of the decade she and her sister cared for their mother. Walker is Professor of English at The University of Delaware, where she heads the Creative Writing Concentration.

JoAnn Balingit and Teresa Burns Murphy

Thursday, November 13 | 7:30 p.m.

JoAnn Balingit is Delaware’s Poet Laureate, appointed in May 2008 by Governor Ruth Ann Minner. She teaches poetry in schools, libraries, and community centers across the state and advocates for poets-in-the-schools programming. She is the author of Words for House Story, a collection of poems, and Your Heart and How It Works. Balingit is winner of the 2010 Global Filipino Literary Award and the Whitebird Chapbook Prize.

Teresa Burns Murphy is the author of a novel, The Secret to Flying. Her short fiction and poetry have been published in several literary journals and anthologies, including The Tower Journal. She won the 1996 WORDS: The Arkansas Literary Society Award for Fiction. Murphy was also a finalist for the 2006 Kate Braverman Short Story Prize and the 2009 Janice Farrell Poetry Prize.

Sponsors:

This program is partially funded by a grant from the Delaware Humanities Forum, a state program of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

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Nov
14
Fri
Art is After Dark: From Houdini to Hugo
Nov 14 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Art is After Dark: From Houdini to Hugo

Tour the exhibition From Houdini to Hugo: the Art of Brian Selznick and experience sleight of hand magic tricks followed by a screening of the movie Hugo (2011), adapted from Brian Selznick’s book The Invention of Hugo Cabret.

6:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Tour of the exhibition
7:00 p.m. Magic Show
7:30 p.m. Film begins in Auditorium

About Art Is After Dark

The Museum comes alive on select Friday nights! Each night is unique with live music, special performances, Studio activities, films, gallery games, tours, and more! Plus, stroll the galleries and enjoy a cash bar with snacks in the Thronson Café. Free for Members, $8 in advance or $10 at the door for Non-Members.

There’s more!

You can also sign up for the popular Friday Evening Adult Workshops from 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. in the Museum’s Studio. Supplies, beer, wine, and light snacks provided. Pre-registration is required. Must be 21 participate. $30 Members, $35 Non-Members. Click here for more information.

Nov
16
Sun
Family Film: Hugo
Nov 16 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

hugoFamilies are invited to a special screening of the Academy Award-winning adventure drama Hugo (2011). This family film includes popcorn and a take-home activity for kids

Nov
20
Thu
New! Concerts on Kentmere: Gudrun Bühler, Soprano
Nov 20 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

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One of the greatest living practitioners of German Lieder, Gudrun Bühler will perform songs by Hugo Wolf, Mozart, and selections from Arnold Schoenberg’s 1908 song cycle, The Book of the Hanging Gardens, based on poetry by Stefan George. George was profoundly influenced by the Pre-Raphaelites and translated the work of Dante Gabriel Rossetti into German. Bühler’s recital will conclude with Lullaby by British composer Cyril Scott, based on poetry by Christina Rossetti.

Tickets can be purchased online by clicking the “Tickets” button at the top of this page or by calling Alfredo Franco at 302.351.8509.

Nov
30
Sun
Sunday Studio Series: It’s Time to Create a Clock!
Nov 30 @ 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm
Sunday Studio Series: It’s Time to Create a Clock!

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!

Ages 7+ and adults.

November 30: It’s Time to Create a Clock!

*Sunday Studio will switch to second Sundays beginning January 2015.

This series is sponsored by AT&T.

Dec
7
Sun
Library Community Day: The Art of Brian Selznick
Dec 7 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
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Library card holders and their families are invited to the Museum to celebrate literature and the art of author and illustrator Brian Selznick. Visitors will enjoy a gallery talk with Curator Mary F. Holahan, a live music performance of Marian Anderson songs by scholars from the Marian Anderson Historical Society, along with family-friendly tours, art activities, and story readings.

All ages.

Schedule

Noon – 3:30 pm – Art Project (Fusco)

12:30 pm – 1:00 pm – Gallery Talk with Curator Mary Holahan (Fusco Gallery)

12:30 pm – Story reading in Kids Corner

1:00 pm – 1:30 pm – Family Tour of From Houdini to Hugo (Fusco)

1:30 pm – Live Performance of Marian Anderson Songs performed by Marian Anderson Historical Society Classical Vocal Scholar Jillian Pirtle & Classical Pianist Blanche Burton Lyles (East Court)

2:00 pm – Story reading in Kids Corner

Dec
12
Fri
Art is After Dark: Winter Arts Festival
Dec 12 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

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Celebrate the holiday season at the Museum! Finish up (or start!) your holiday shopping with 19 diverse artisans, tour festive works in the collection, and enjoy a blend of holiday and pop music performed by the University of Delaware’s a cappella group Vocal Point. Cash bar and snacks available.

**The Museum Store will be open Friday, December 12 from 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. From December 17 through December 24, all Museum Members receive a 20% discount in the Store (regular discount for Museum Members is 10%).**

Click here to learn about the Artisans.

About Art Is After Dark

The Museum comes alive on select Friday nights! Each night is unique with live music, special performances, Studio activities, films, gallery games, tours, and more! Plus, stroll the galleries and enjoy a cash bar with snacks in the Thronson Café. Free for Members, $8 in advance or $10 at the door for Non-Members.

There’s more!

You can also sign up for the popular Friday Evening Adult Workshops from 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. in the Museum’s Studio. Supplies, beer, wine, and light snacks provided. Pre-registration is required. Must be 21 participate. $30 Members, $35 Non-Members. Click here for more information.

Dec
13
Sat
Holiday House Tour & Winter Arts Festival
Dec 13 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Barns will be open from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.  The Museum will be open from 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. (The Museum will have FREE admission.)

The Holiday House Tour is back! After a brief hiatus in 2013, this beloved Delaware Art Museum Council event returns for its 29th season.

This year’s Tour will focus on five historic Brandywine Valley barns bedecked for the holiday season and spectacular artisan shopping at the Museum on BOTH Friday night, as part of the Museum’s Art is After Dark program, and during Tour day.

Tickets are $30 in advance or $35 the day of the Tour. Tickets will be available by credit card online or at the Delaware Art Museum, Janssen’s Market, Everything But The Kitchen Sink, Minster’s Jeweler’s in Newark, Apropos, and Old Country Gardens. Online ticket sales will be available until December 11. Those who purchase their tickets on or before November 28 will receive the printed guide in the mail; all tickets purchased after this date will need to be picked up at the Museum during regular hours or on Tour day. Each Holiday House Tour ticket will include one holiday raffle ticket. Prizes will be drawn at 3:30 p.m in the Museum. You do not need to be present to win.

Artisans

Click here to learn about the Artisans.

Tour highlights

The Tour includes barns within short driving distance from one another. Three barns are historic properties that have been fully renovated with modern amenities while keeping many of the original features in tact. One barn is new construction. All but one are heated. The barns are not wheelchair or walker friendly. Featured barns include:

  • A stylish guest-house barn built in the 1790s
  • An imaginative “entertainment” barn built in 1821
  • A newly built “green” barn with a western flair
  • A rustic 1870 barn made of original wood and Wilmington Blue Rock

Entertainment & Shopping

  • 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Enjoy free samples of holiday sweets from Trader Joe’s
  • 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. UD Master Players Concert Series Young Ambassador (Ms. Gabriella Stout)
  • 12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. The Cathedral Choir of Delaware
  • 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Cab Calloway Middle School Choir
  • 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Cab Calloway Jazz Choir

Winter Arts Festival shopping available on Friday, December 12 from 6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. during Art is After Dark and on Saturday, December 13 from 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Visitors are also encouraged to shop in the Museum Store. From December 17 through December 24, all Museum Members receive a 20% discount in the Store (regulardiscount for Museum Members is 10%).

Funds raised from the 2014 Holiday House Tour will support the Delaware Art Museum’s Education Department and its implementation of STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, math) initiatives, which will explore the link between science and art.

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Dec
21
Sun
Winter Solstice Labyrinth Walk
Dec 21 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Winter Solstice Labyrinth Walk

Take a break from your holiday shopping and celebrate the beginning of winter with a walk in the Delaware Art Museum Labyrinth in the Anthony N. Fusco Reservoir!

There is no fee for this program, but donations are accepted to help maintain the Museum’s labyrinth.

Dec
28
Sun
Sunday Studio Series
Dec 28 @ 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm
Sunday Studio Series

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!

Ages 7+ and adults.

December 28:  Cabinet of Curiosity Life Drawings
January 11:* Georges Méliès Poster Art
February 8: Love Letters & Valentines

*Sunday Studio will switch to second Sundays beginning January 2015.

This series is sponsored by AT&T.

Feb
13
Fri
Art is Social: Valentine’s Day
Feb 13 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Jesse RubenArt is Social is back by popular demand! Celebrate Valentine’s Day with your main squeeze or friends at the Delaware Art Museum! The evening includes a performance of live soulful pop-rock by Philadelphia singer/songwriter Jesse Ruben, a gallery scavenger hunt, and an interactive love letter wall. Plus, enjoy dessert and wine tastings by Sugar Tastes BetterSweet Somethings Desserts, Columbus Inn, and Trader Joe’s – Wilmington.

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Feb
26
Thu
Concerts on Kentmere – SOLD OUT
Feb 26 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Concerts on Kentmere - SOLD OUT

The renowned Pyxis Piano Quartet returns for an engaging concert that features Pedro Tintorer’s Un Souvenir de L. van Beethoven, Alexandre Tansman’s Suite-Divertissement, and Robert Schumann’s powerful Piano Quartet in E-flat Major, Op. 47.  

Learn more about Concerts on Kentmere.

Feb
28
Sat
Chinese New Year: Year of the Sheep
Feb 28 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm

Performance-100Celebrate Chinese New Year at the Delaware Art Museum! This celebration includes traditional Chinese art activities, artist demonstrations, a gallery scavenger hunt, a lion and folk dance and Chinese yo-yo performance by the Chinese American Community Center Folk and Lion Dance Troupes and Yo-Yo Club, and special folk dances by Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company. Artwork created by children from the Chinese School of Delaware to commemorate this holiday will be on view.

All ages are welcome.

There is no cost for Museum admission during Chinese New Year events and all galleries will be open throughout the day from 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Schedule of Events

11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Chinese New Year-inspired Art Activities & Scavenger Hunt

11:30 a.m. – Noon
Lion Dance, Folk Dance, and Chinese Yo-Yo Performance by the Chinese American Community Center Lion and Folk Dance Troupe and Yo-Yo Club

Noon – 2:00 p.m.
Chinese Dough Figuring & Wilmington Friends School Lantern Activity

Noon – 3:00 p.m.
Chinese Calligraphy

1:15 p.m. – 1:50 p.m.
Folk Dance Performances by Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company

This program is presented in conjunction with Hanlin Chinese Culture Association and supported by the Chinese American Community Center (CACC) and the Chinese School of Delaware. Special performances and activities will be performed by Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company, the CACC Folk and Lion Dance Troupes and Yo-Yo Club, and students from Wilmington Friends School. This program is made possible, in part, by grants from the Delaware Division of the Arts, a state agency dedicated to nurturing and supporting the arts in Delaware, in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts. Additional support provided through HanlinCCA from the Culture Center of TECRO.

Mar
6
Fri
Dog Dogs Members Preview
Mar 6 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Members and their guests only

Celebrate the opening of Elliott Erwitt: Dog Dogs. Museum Members are invited to participate in a contest matching pets to their owners, and enjoy live music by Tony Mowen. Become “Best in Show” in our doggy photo booth and hoist a trophy, don the ribbon, and pose with our doggy props. 

Local animal awareness organizations will be on hand to provide adoption and welfare education. All guests will receive a “doggy bag” of goodies. A great time suitable for the entire family!*

Curator Heather Campbell Coyle will lead tours of the exhibition at 6:30 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.

Valet parking available.

RSVP at 302.351.8506. or events@delart.org.

***Please note this is an indoor event. Furry friends will not be allowed in the Museum.***

Partner organizations:
Camp Bow Wow
Concord Pet Food & Supplies
Delaware Humane Association
Faithful Friends
Paws for People

Delaware Today is a media sponsor.

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Mar
19
Thu
Dr. Joan Navarre, Associate Professor, University of Wisconsin
Mar 19 @ 7:00 pm

Joan NavarreFrom the moment of its publication in 1894, the English illustrated edition of Salomé by Oscar Wilde and Aubrey Beardsley has been controversial, with Beardsley bearing the brunt of the blame. Erotic details—openly portrayed—appeared to have nothing to do with Wilde’s words. For more than 100 years, critics have debated whether the compositions really illustrate the text. This lecture explores the publishing history of the Wilde-Beardsley collaboration and sheds light on the responses (often resentful) of various readers, including the original publishers.

About Distinguished Lecturers Series
This series invites noted scholars to discuss the rich layers of history and ideas underlying the Museum’s collections.

Mar
26
Thu
Passion and the Pre-Raphaelites: Rosanne Vita Nahass, piano
Mar 26 @ 7:30 pm

Roasanne Nahass - photo by Katya ChilingiriNoted for her fusing of music and the visual arts, pianist Rosanne Vita Nahass offers an impressive program that explores music created in the era of the Pre-Raphaelite artists and their pursuit of earthly passion and spirituality. The program includes two major works by Franz Liszt (the Funérailles, composed in the same year as the founding of the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood, 1849, and the 1853 Sonata in b minor) as well as works by Claude Debussy, Maurice Ravel, and Alexander Scriabin.

Learn more about Concerts on Kentmere.

Mar
27
Fri
Teacher Workshop: Mathematics and Art
Mar 27 @ 8:30 am – 2:30 pm
Teacher Workshop: Mathematics and Art

Rebecca Arkenberg, Educator, Metropolitan Museum of Art

How are shapes related to the geometry of composition in works of art from the Delaware Art Museum’s 20th- and 21st-century American collection? Find out and explore the magic of shapes with this hands-on workshop for math and art teachers. The workshop will include interdisciplinary strategies for viewing works of art and will address assessments aligned to the Common Core.

To participate, please register through the Delaware Teacher Center by calling 302.736.6723 or 800.282.8770.

Apr
9
Thu
Barry Moser, Artist
Apr 9 @ 7:00 pm

Barry MoserOne of the greatest printmakers and illustrators of our age, Barry Moser will discuss the process of developing images to illustrate Oscar Wilde’s play, Salomé. Moser will be showing images of himself at work with his assistants and models, as well as recounting his in-depth research for the project. He will consider the issue of the typographic design of drama itself. Moser has also illustrated Moby Dick, Frankenstein, The Holy Bible: King James Version, and other major texts.

About Distinguished Lecturers Series
This series invites noted scholars to discuss the rich layers of history and ideas underlying the Museum’s collections.

Apr
19
Sun
Dog Dogs Family Day
Apr 19 @ 12:00 pm – 3:30 pm

New Jersey, 1971. Elliott Erwitt (born 1928). Gelatin silver print. © Elliott Erwitt / Magnum Photos.Explore Elliott Erwitt’s beautiful and funny photographs of canines with dog-themed art activities, story readings, and a gallery scavenger hunt. Families will also enjoy Blue Sky Puppet Theatre’s puppet show The Barker of Seville—a musical comedy about a day in the life of an opera singer.

Learn more about the exhibition Elliott Erwitt: Dog Dogs.

Schedule of Events

Noon – 3:30 p.m.  Canine-inspired Art Activities (East Court)

12:30 p.m.  Story Reading: Go Dog Go! by P.B. Eastman (Kids’ Corner)

1:00 p.m.  The Barker of Seville by Blue Sky Puppet Theatre (DuPont Auditorium)

2:00 p.m.  Gallery Scavenger Hunt (Gallery 10)

2:30 p.m.  Story Reading: Art Dog by Thachur Hurd (Kids’ Corner)

** This is an indoor event and dogs will not be allowed in the Museum. Dogs are always welcome in the Copeland Sculpture Garden!**

Apr
23
Thu
Writers in Wilmington: Cristina Garcia
Apr 23 @ 7:00 pm

Cristina Garcia

Cristina Garcia is the author of seven novels, including: Dreaming in Cuban, The Agüero Sisters, and, most recently, the darkly comedic King of Cuba. One of the most acclaimed contemporary American novelists, García’s work has been nominated for a National Book Award and translated into 14 languages. She is the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship, a Whiting Writers’ Award, a Hodder Fellowship at Princeton University, and an NEA grant.

 

 

Apr
25
Sat
Workshop: Layering Constructs with Antonio Puri
Apr 25 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Workshop: Layering Constructs with Antonio Puri @ Delaware Art Museum & DCCA

Saturday, April 25 – Meet at the Delaware Art Museum
Sunday, April 26 – Meet at the DCCA

Artists of all styles will have the opportunity to learn layering techniques with guest artist Antonio Puri that they will incorporate into their own artwork. This workshop will explore eastern concepts and combine them with western techniques such as wax and viscosity resits. This workshop is presented in conjunction with the Delaware Center for Contemporary Arts and the exhibition Layering Constructs. All Levels.

$50 material fee on first day.

For more studio art workshops like this one, click here.

Apr
26
Sun
Workshop: Layering Constructs with Antonio Puri
Apr 26 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Workshop: Layering Constructs with Antonio Puri @ Delaware Art Museum & DCCA

Saturday, April 25 – Meet at the Delaware Art Museum
Sunday, April 26 – Meet at the DCCA

Artists of all styles will have the opportunity to learn layering techniques with guest artist Antonio Puri that they will incorporate into their own artwork. This workshop will explore eastern concepts and combine them with western techniques such as wax and viscosity resits. This workshop is presented in conjunction with the Delaware Center for Contemporary Arts and the exhibition Layering Constructs. All Levels.

$50 material fee on first day.

For more studio art workshops like this one, click here.

Apr
30
Thu
Pyxis Piano Quartet with Dan McDougall, double bass – SOLD OUT
Apr 30 @ 7:30 pm

Dan McDougallThe beloved Pyxis Piano Quartet returns for their final concert of the season, featuring two of the greatest works of classical chamber music: Beethoven’s Piano Quartet in e-flat major, Op.16 and Schubert’s Piano Quintet in a major, D.667, the famous “Trout” Quintet. Pyxis will be joined by guest artist Dan McDougall, a master of the double bass and a faculty member of the famed Curtis Institute of Music.

Learn more about Concerts on Kentmere.

May
2
Sat
Cathedral Choir Concert
May 2 @ 12:00 pm – 1:15 pm
Cathedral Choir Concert

Museum Performance: Noon – 12:30 p.m.
Labyrinth Performance: 1:00 p.m. – 1:15 p.m.

The Delaware Art Museum welcomes the Cathedral Choir School of Delaware for a special performance. All ages. Free with Museum admission.

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

World Labyrinth Day is celebrated internationally on the first Saturday in May. It is a day designated to bring people from all over the planet together in celebration of the labyrinth as a symbol and tool for healing and peace. Join us as we “Walk as one at 1!”

May
7
Thu
Docent Open House
May 7 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Docent Open House

Learn about art in an engaging and encouraging environment. The Delaware Art Museum is currently accepting applicants for its September Docent training program. Join us for a Docent Open House to meet current Docents and learn more about this exciting, rewarding program. If you are seeking a rewarding volunteer experience, enjoy learning and working with the public, and have an interest in art, the Delaware Art Museum program is the place for you!

If you cannot attend the Open House, you can still apply. For more information or to apply, contact Cynthia Smith at csmith@delart.org or call 302.351.8514.

About the Delaware Art Museum Docent Program

Museum Docents provide tours of the galleries for visitors of all ages and inform the community about the Museum’s collections and special exhibitions. Candidates are not required to have a background in art to become a Docent, but must be willing to learn and have fun!

Volunteer Docents prepare for the role of educator through a weekly training program that encompasses art history, tour skills, and public speaking. We are looking for people with enthusiasm, flexibility, professionalism, imagination, and a willingness to learn about art. Experience in art, art history, public speaking, or education is helpful, but not required. The Delaware Art Museum Docents are an enthusiastic group who enjoy taking trips to other museums, meeting and discussing the museum’s collection and exhibits with its curators, and researching and learning about art together.

The new training class will begin in September 2015 and end June 2016. The program requires a weekly commitment (every Tuesday for 3 hours, excluding holidays).

Click here to learn more about our volunteer opportunities.

Apply for the Docent Program online or download a PDF of the application.

May
13
Wed
Annual Members Meeting
May 13 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Annual Members Meeting

All Delaware Art Museum Members are invited to join the Museum’s Board of Trustees for an informative presentation about the state of the Museum. Following the meeting, please stay and celebrate the Museum’s 2014 accomplishments with refreshments and a open bar.

RSVP by contacting Heather Morrissey at 302.351.8526 or hmorrissey@delart.org by Monday, May 4. A quorum of Membership must be present to elect new Trustees.

May
15
Fri
Art is Social: Dog Dogs
May 15 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Celebrate the last weeks of the exhibition Elliott Erwitt: Dog Dogs! This fun after-hours event will include music by local jazz band JD3, gallery games, and dog-themed activities, beers, and treats. Cash bar and café.

Prizes courtesy of:

Delaware SPCA
Waggies by Maggie and Friends
GiggyBites Bakery and Marketplace
Pet Valu (Greenville)
DogTopia

**Dogs are always welcome in the Sculpture Garden but will not be allowed in the Museum for gallery games and activities.**

Sponsored by Buckley’s Tavern.
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May
21
Thu
Family Film: 101 Dalmatians
May 21 @ 4:00 pm – 6:30 pm

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Families are invited to explore the photography exhibition Elliott Erwitt: Dog Dogs and enjoy a screening of Disney’s 101 Dalmatians (1961). This family film includes popcorn and an art activity for kids. Food and beverages available for purchase in the Thronson Café.

Jun
10
Wed
Dream Streets Creative Chat
Jun 10 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Hosted by Wilmington Renaissance Corporation, this Creative Chat will feature Margaret Winslow, the Delaware Art Museum’s Associate Curator for Contemporary Art, who will present an overview of the history that informed the exhibition Dream Streets: Art in Wilmington 1970–1990.

The presentation will be followed by a moderated conversation between Michael Kalmbach, Executive Director, Creative Vision Factory; and artist Rick Rothrock about the motivations behind the founding of the Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts and the New Wilmington Art Association.

Networking and light fare: 5:30 pm – 6:00 p.m.
Presentation: 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Creative Chats are free and open to the public. Light fare and drinks provided. Cash bar. Free registration is required by June 5. Space is limited. Click here to register

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Jun
21
Sun
Summer Solstice Labyrinth Walk
Jun 21 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Summer Solstice Labyrinth Walk

Slow down, settle your mind, and step into the quietude of the Museum’s Labyrinth in the Anthony N. Fusco Reservoir. Visitors can enjoy a variety of seasonal walks throughout the year. Labyrinth Programs are free, but donations are accepted to help maintain the Museum’s Labyrinth.

Jun
26
Fri
Dream Streets Preview Party
Jun 26 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Celebrate the first weekend of summer and the opening of Dream Streets: Art in Wilmington 1970–1990! Guests will sample delicious tastings from popular restaurants that emerged in Wilmington in the 1970s and 1980s, as well as newer establishments. Live music will be provided by Sin City Band, which was formed in 1974, and the recently formed indie band Teen Men.

Tastings courtesy of:

Walter’s Steakhouse
Buckley’s Tavern
Bistro Jacques
8th & Union Kitchen

RSVP by June 19 at events@delart.org or 302.351.8506.

Due to construction in the area, parking may be limited. Parking attendants will be on hand for the event. Please follow detour signs.

Print

Dream Streets Catalogue on sale now!

A comprehensive catalogue for the exhibition brings together key artists, historians, and writers—Joyce Brabner, Dr. James E. Newton, and Rick Rothrock, among others—to document Wilmington’s creative community during the 1970s and 1980s. Paperback, 100 Pages. 

MUSEUM MEMBERS – Call the Museum Store to reserve your copy of the Dream Streets catalogue. Your reserved copy will be available at the Preview Party.  Members receive a 10% off the $36.00 cover price. It is also available for purchase online.

 

Jul
4
Sat
Museum Closed
Jul 4 all-day
Museum Closed

The Delaware Art Museum will be closed to the public on Saturday, July 4, 2015.

Jul
11
Sat
Clay Printing with Mitch Lyons
Jul 11 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
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Untitled, c. 1980s. Mitch Lyons (born 1938). Clay monoprint, 27 x 25 inches. Delaware Art Museum, Gift of the artist, 2012. © Mitch Lyons.

Guest artist Mitch Lyons will demonstrate this unique art form that combines printmaking with ceramic techniques using colored clay and slips. Get ready to use clay in a very different way! This workshop is presented in conjunction with the exhibition Dream Streets: Art in Wilmington 1970–1990. Mitch Lyons’ work will also be on display in the show.

All supplies provided. All levels. Preregistration required.

For more Studio Art Workshops and classes, click here.

Jul
12
Sun
Members Ice Cream Social
Jul 12 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Members Ice Cream Social

Members Only

Join your fellow Museum Members for a relaxing afternoon of Woodside Farm Creamery ice cream on the Museum’s North Terrace. Kids and their families are invited to make ice cream-inspired art during Sunday Studio in the Bank of America Education Wing and a Docent-led tour will be available at 2:00 p.m.

Jul
18
Sat
The Choreography of Debra Loewen: Indoor/Outdoor
Jul 18 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

DebraLoewenDebra Loewen left her mark on Wilmington when she taught at the University of Delaware in the 1970s and founded her first company, New Space, which specialized in site-specific choreography, with performances in buildings, public spaces, and natural settings. Loewen is the founder and artistic director of Wild Space Dance Company in Wisconsin and returns to Wilmington with choreographies that use the Delaware Art Museum’s indoor and outdoor spaces as settings for exciting movement and creative exploration. Performances will be led by dancer and educator A.T. Moffett and ensemble.

Dreamstreets: A Literary Reading
Jul 18 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Dreamstreets was the seminal arts and literary journal of Wilmington from 1977 to 2001, publishing experimental poetry, fiction, and artwork by Bob Chartowich, John Hickey, Suzanne Michelle, Lew Bennett, Diane Wolf, e. jean lanyon, Steven Leech, and many others. This reading will feature several of the original Dreamstreets authors as well as Wilmington’s newest literary stars.  The Museum partnered with Steven Leech and local writer and artists to release the 51st issue of this groundbreaking publication. Click here to download.

This program is partially funded by a grant from the Delaware Humanities Forum, a state program of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

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Jul
23
Thu
Wilmington Film Festival with Geo. Stewart
Jul 23 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Wilmington Film Festival with Geo. Stewart

Film was an important area of experimentation for Wilmington artists of the 1970s and 1980s. Hosted by noted Wilmington filmmaker Geo. Stewart, this one-night festival will screen classics of Wilmington avant-garde cinema, including Flash Rosenburg’s legendary Pulse of Desire, Courage by Mark Marquisee and Jerry Millstein, and Stewart’s own Thoth, which will feature live musical accompaniment by Paul Woznicki.

Aug
13
Thu
Evening for Educators
Aug 13 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Evening for Educators

Calling all educators! Join us for an open house at the Delaware Art Museum.

Enjoy light appetizers and drinks* as you browse our galleries and discover new ways the Museum can enhance student learning in your coming school year.

• Learn about our new Teacher Resources webpage, downloadable lesson activities, curriculum guides, and our online collection.
• Experience a sample tour and art activity to see the kind of information your students can look forward to on their trip and information about tour topics.
• Get information about all our Outreach programs that could be a part of your classroom this year.

This event is FREE for all educators and administrators.

*One free drink ticket with school identification card

Registration required. Click the button above to register for this event.

Sep
17
Thu
Wilmington Artists Gallery Talks
Sep 17 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Wilmington Artists Gallery Talks

Discover the creative energy and trends of Wilmington’s artistic community during the 1970s and 1980s with gallery talks led by artists featured in Dream Streets: Art in Wilmington 1970–1990.

September 17: Abstraction in Delaware with Margo Allman, Mitch Lyons, and Dr. James E. Newton

Sep
18
Fri
Art is Social: Dream Streets Festival
Sep 18 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

This after-hours event celebrates the last weeks of the exhibition Dream Streets: Art in Wilmington 1970–1990 and Delaware’s hip hop culture. Join us for an indoor/outdoor festival featuring throwback hip-hop and breakdancing performances by Street Xpressions Arts Organization, Inc. Plus, enjoy music, tasty libations, fashion and food, live painting demos, and more!

JE (Jim) Calle, Break Dancing, July 1984. Courtesy of the Delaware Historical Society and The News Journal.

Hip hop historian, MC, and DJ Gentle Jones explains, “Delaware’s hip hop roots stretch back to the beginning of the art form. As early as the 1970s, Wilmingtonians would uprock to breakbeats played on Mount Pleasant’s 91.7 FM radio station courtesy of DJ Spoon. In the 1980s, locals known as Zim-Zam and Godfather, amongst others, laid the groundwork for Delaware MCs and DJs to feature their work on vinyl records. Artists from Delaware’s Golden Age of hip hop, including Disco Beave, Twin A & Twin B, Grand G, Cage One, Intellectuals of Rhyme, and many more, are immortalized on records.”

Event Highlights

  • Live painting demonstrations by Terrance Vann
  • Hip hop, soul, and house music by DJ Scarfo
  • Hip Hop Soul artist Richard Raw
  • Hip Hop Spoken Word with India Sage
  • Hip Hop Funk artist Tracey Quake
  • Gallery tour by Dream Streets artist and photographer Carson Zullinger (7:30pm)
  • Over 10 food trucks from Rolling Revolution

**Food trucks will arrive at 5:00 p.m. Doors open and performances begin at 6:00 p.m. Parking is limited. Guests are encouraged to bring blankets and chair and relax in the Museum’s Copeland Sculpture Garden during the event.

**There is no Museum admission during the Dream Streets Festival and all galleries will be open and performances run from 6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. Rain or shine.

Rolling Revolution 

Java Puppy – Mobile Espresso Cafe
Kapow Food Truck – Blending Thai, Korean, & Hawaiian
I Don’t Give a Fork! – Sandwiches, Burgers, and Fries
The Plum Pit – Blending Latin, Caribbean, and Soul Food
Mama Mia Food Truck – Italian Cuisine
The Brunch Box – Sandwiches, including Vegan Items
Koi on the Go – Gourmet Asian-Fusion Food
Cajun-Sno – New Orleans Style Snoballs
Mojo Loco – Eclectic, mobile street food
Wildwich – Gourmet Sandwiches
Passionista Fashion Truck – Boutique on Wheels

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Sep
19
Sat
Korean Festival & Harvest Celebration
Sep 19 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
Korean Festival & Harvest Celebration

Participate in a cultural exchange exploring both traditional and modern Korean culture and celebrating the Korean Thanksgiving, Chuseok. This enriching family-friendly event includes a Korean harvest ceremony, martial arts demonstrations, a fashion show featuring customary Korean clothing, traditional dance and modern K-Pop dance performances, and various hands-on art activities. Artwork created by students from the Delaware Korean School will be on display. Recommended for all ages. 

Event Schedule:

Activity Stations and Displays
11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. | East Court, Fusco Hall, Orientation Hallway and North Terrace
– Korean-inspired Art Activities
– Write Your Name in Korean
– ChuSeok Cha-Rae Ceremony Display
– HanBok Costume Photo booth & Photos with Costumed Models
– Taekwondo Information Booth by Tiger Kicks
– Video Displays: Korea Reaching Out to the World and Tunnel Time Lapse Video (4)

Performances
11:30 a.m. – 12:15pm | DuPont Auditorium
– Intro by Senator Chris Coons | Fashion Show | SaMulNolRee & Mask Dance by Delaware Korean School students | K-pop singing by Cab Calloway student Adeline | Taekwondo Demonstrations by Tiger Kicks

12:30 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. | Fusco Hall/Chihuly Bridge
Arirang Ensemble

1:15 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. | DuPont Auditorium (PM Performance)
Traditional Dance and Music Instrument, Gayakum Performance by New Jersey Korean Dance Troupe | K-Pop Dance Performance by University of Delaware Dragonfly Dance Club

Artwork created by children from the Delaware Korean School on view in the Lower Level Lobby.

Korean food from Kalbi Asian Bistro available for purchase in the Thronson Café.

 

This program is supported by the support of Jin Kim and Joshua Twilley, Rosemary Twilley, Tiger Kicks Taekwondo, Delaware Korean School, Delaware Korean American Association, Zen Acupuncture Clinic, and Hanseo Enterprise. Additional support is provided by grants from the Delaware Division of the Arts, a state agency dedicated to nurturing and supporting the arts in Delaware, in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts.

Oct
9
Fri
Friday Night Print Socials: Printing Leaves
Oct 9 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Friday Night Print Socials: Printing Leaves

October is a great time to use leaves for printing and making designs. Participants will learn plenty of creative ways to print leaves and take home wonderful artwork, notecards, and knowledge to continue printing leaves at home on different surfaces!

Oct
11
Sun
Reconstructed Elements Gallery Talks
Oct 11 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Reconstructed Elements Gallery Talks

Artists from the exhibition Reconstructed Elements: Richard H. Bailey, Helen Mason, Stan Smokler will discuss their work at these exciting gallery talks.

1:00 p.m. – Richard H. Bailey
2:00 p.m. – Stan Smokler

Oct
15
Thu
Concerts on Kentmere 2015–16: Site & Sound
Oct 15 @ 7:30 pm
Concerts on Kentmere 2015–16: Site & Sound

Inspired by the Pre-Raphaelites

Wilmington baritone Grant Youngblood, with pianist Jennifer Peterson, will present an elegant evening of song in the Pre-Raphaelite galleries.  The concert features the premiere of Clint Borzoni’s setting of Rossetti’s sonnet “La Bella Mano,” the poem that inspired the masterwork in the Museum’s collection. The evening also features Richard Strauss’ Four Songs of Richard Strauss, Franz Liszt’s setting of Petrarch sonnets and the House of Life song cycle, Ralph Vaughan Williams’ 1903 setting of Dante Gabriel Rossetti sonnets.

At 7:30 pm before each concert, there will be a 15-minute pre-concert talk. The Museum is now open until 8:00 pm on Thursday evenings, and before the concerts, the Thronson Café will serve drinks and light fare for purchase. Performances begin at 8:00 pm, with complimentary desserts and coffee served at intermission.

Click here for more information about Concerts on Kentmere.

Oct
24
Sat
Highlights Tour
Oct 24 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Highlights Tour

Museum Guides lead public tours every weekend. On Saturdays and Sundays, there is a Highlights tour focusing on the Museum’s collection at 1:00 p.m.

Exhibition Tour
Oct 24 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Exhibition Tour

Museum guides lead public tours every weekend. On Saturdays and Sundays, there is a tour of a particular exhibition at 2:00 p.m.

Oct
25
Sun
Highlights Tour
Oct 25 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Highlights Tour

Museum Guides lead public tours every weekend. On Saturdays and Sundays, there is a Highlights tour focusing on the Museum’s collection at 1:00 p.m.

Exhibition Tour
Oct 25 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Exhibition Tour

Docents lead public tours every weekend. On Saturdays and Sundays, there is a tour of a particular exhibition at 2:00 p.m.

Oct
29
Thu
Luminaria Labyrinth Walk
Oct 29 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Luminaria Labyrinth Walk

Illuminated by tea lights, this labyrinth program is the perfect way to wind down at the end of a long day. Free, but donations are accepted to help maintain the Museum’s Labyrinth.

Oct
31
Sat
Highlights Tour
Oct 31 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Highlights Tour

Museum Guides lead public tours every weekend. On Saturdays and Sundays, there is a Highlights tour focusing on the Museum’s collection at 1:00 p.m.

Exhibition Tour
Oct 31 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Exhibition Tour

Museum guides lead public tours every weekend. On Saturdays and Sundays, there is a tour of a particular exhibition at 2:00 p.m.

Nov
1
Sun
Highlights Tour
Nov 1 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Highlights Tour

Museum Guides lead public tours every weekend. On Saturdays and Sundays, there is a Highlights tour focusing on the Museum’s collection at 1:00 p.m.

Exhibition Tour
Nov 1 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Exhibition Tour

Docents lead public tours every weekend. On Saturdays and Sundays, there is a tour of a particular exhibition at 2:00 p.m.

Nov
6
Fri
Poetry in Beauty Members Preview
Nov 6 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Poetry in Beauty Members Preview

Members and their guests only

Step inside the romantic world of Poetry in Beauty: The Pre-Raphaelite Art of Marie Spartali Stillman. Members and their guests will enjoy the provocative works of chamber ensemble, Melomanie. Join the exhibition’s co-curators, noted London-based Pre-Raphaelite scholar Jan Marsh and Delaware Art Museum Curator Margaretta Frederick, for tours at 6:30 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.

RSVP by October 30 at events@delart.org or 302.351.8506.

Nov
7
Sat
Highlights Tour
Nov 7 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Highlights Tour

Museum Guides lead public tours every weekend. On Saturdays and Sundays, there is a Highlights tour focusing on the Museum’s collection at 1:00 p.m.

Talk and Tea with Dr. Jan Marsh
Nov 7 @ 1:00 pm
Talk and Tea with Dr. Jan Marsh

Marie Spartali Stillman: Degrees of Separation from Julia Margaret Cameron to Virginia Woolf

Enjoy a cup of tea and pastries, along with an exclusive talk with Dr. Jan Marsh, noted Pre-Raphaelite scholar and co-curator of the exhibition Poetry in Beauty: The Pre-Raphaelite Art of Marie Spartali Stillman. Marsh will speak on Marie Spartali Stillman’s life and work in relation to the artistic and literary culture of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Marsh is currently working on the Late Victorian Catalogue at the National Portrait Gallery in London. She has published on a broad spectrum of Pre-Raphaelite art, including Pre-Raphaelite Sisterhood, Women Artists and the Pre-Raphaelite Movement, and Dante Gabriel Rossetti: Painter and Poet.

Admission, tea, and pastries included.

Exhibition Tour
Nov 7 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Exhibition Tour

Museum guides lead public tours every weekend. On Saturdays and Sundays, there is a tour of a particular exhibition at 2:00 p.m.

Nov
8
Sun
Highlights Tour
Nov 8 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Highlights Tour

Museum Guides lead public tours every weekend. On Saturdays and Sundays, there is a Highlights tour focusing on the Museum’s collection at 1:00 p.m.

Exhibition Tour
Nov 8 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Exhibition Tour

Docents lead public tours every weekend. On Saturdays and Sundays, there is a tour of a particular exhibition at 2:00 p.m.

Nov
11
Wed
Connected Series Open House
Nov 11 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Connected Series Open House

Connected is an innovative new series that engages local community creatives to produce event driven art experiences at The Museum. To kick-off the series, the Museum is hosting an Open House for community creatives to brainstorm, network, and propose event ideas for the 2016 Program Launch. Join us for a great evening full of opportunities to share skills, inspiration, and ideas with fellow community creative leaders.

Click here for more information.

Learn More

For questions about Connected, please contact:

Cynthia Pagano
Connected Program Coordinator, Public Allies AmeriCorps Apprentice
cpagano@delart.org
302.351.8509

Nov
12
Thu
Art+Coffee Happy Hour
Nov 12 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm

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Coffee meets Art! Stop by the Trolley Square Brew Ha Ha! and paint on coffee mugs with the Delaware Art Museum and enjoy delicious coffee tastings. Brandywine Coffee Roasters will also showcase their brewing process and unveil their newest blend inspired by the Museum and its collection.

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Nov
13
Fri
Friday Night Print Socials: Holiday Decorations
Nov 13 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Friday Night Print Socials: Holiday Decorations

Tired of the same old holiday decorations? Let’s make some new ones! Participants will make garland, ornaments, greeting cards, and even giftwrap with a creative twist!

Nov
14
Sat
Highlights Tour
Nov 14 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Highlights Tour

Museum Guides lead public tours every weekend. On Saturdays and Sundays, there is a Highlights tour focusing on the Museum’s collection at 1:00 p.m.

Exhibition Tour
Nov 14 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Exhibition Tour

Museum guides lead public tours every weekend. On Saturdays and Sundays, there is a tour of a particular exhibition at 2:00 p.m.

Nov
15
Sun
Highlights Tour
Nov 15 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Highlights Tour

Museum Guides lead public tours every weekend. On Saturdays and Sundays, there is a Highlights tour focusing on the Museum’s collection at 1:00 p.m.

Exhibition Tour
Nov 15 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Exhibition Tour

Docents lead public tours every weekend. On Saturdays and Sundays, there is a tour of a particular exhibition at 2:00 p.m.

Nov
21
Sat
Highlights Tour
Nov 21 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Highlights Tour

Museum Guides lead public tours every weekend. On Saturdays and Sundays, there is a Highlights tour focusing on the Museum’s collection at 1:00 p.m.

Exhibition Tour
Nov 21 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Exhibition Tour

Museum guides lead public tours every weekend. On Saturdays and Sundays, there is a tour of a particular exhibition at 2:00 p.m.

Nov
22
Sun
Highlights Tour
Nov 22 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Highlights Tour

Museum Guides lead public tours every weekend. On Saturdays and Sundays, there is a Highlights tour focusing on the Museum’s collection at 1:00 p.m.

Exhibition Tour
Nov 22 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Exhibition Tour

Docents lead public tours every weekend. On Saturdays and Sundays, there is a tour of a particular exhibition at 2:00 p.m.

Nov
26
Thu
Museum Closed
Nov 26 all-day
Museum Closed

The Delaware Art Museum will be closed to the public on November 26, 2015.

Nov
28
Sat
Highlights Tour
Nov 28 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Highlights Tour

Museum Guides lead public tours every weekend. On Saturdays and Sundays, there is a Highlights tour focusing on the Museum’s collection at 1:00 p.m.

Exhibition Tour
Nov 28 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Exhibition Tour

Museum guides lead public tours every weekend. On Saturdays and Sundays, there is a tour of a particular exhibition at 2:00 p.m.

Nov
29
Sun
Highlights Tour
Nov 29 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Highlights Tour

Museum Guides lead public tours every weekend. On Saturdays and Sundays, there is a Highlights tour focusing on the Museum’s collection at 1:00 p.m.

Exhibition Tour
Nov 29 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Exhibition Tour

Docents lead public tours every weekend. On Saturdays and Sundays, there is a tour of a particular exhibition at 2:00 p.m.

Dec
3
Thu
Concerts on Kentmere 2015–16: Site & Sound
Dec 3 @ 7:30 pm
Concerts on Kentmere 2015–16: Site & Sound

Illuminating the art of Marie Spartali Stillman

As the Museum opens a landmark exhibition of Pre-Raphaelite artist Marie Spartali Stillman, Pyxis Piano Quartet will feature the Sonata for Viola and Piano by composer/violist Rebecca Clarke (1886-1979), whose Anglo-American experience mirrors that of Stillman, as well as Edward Elgar’s Chansons de Matin and Nuit and Dvorak’s Piano Quartet No. 1 in D Major.

At 7:30 pm before each concert, there will be a 15-minute pre-concert talk. The Museum is now open until 8:00 pm on Thursday evenings, and before the concerts, the Thronson Café will serve drinks and light fare for purchase. Performances begin at 8:00 pm, with complimentary desserts and coffee served at intermission.

Click here for more information about Concerts on Kentmere.

Dec
5
Sat
Highlights Tour
Dec 5 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Highlights Tour

Museum Guides lead public tours every weekend. On Saturdays and Sundays, there is a Highlights tour focusing on the Museum’s collection at 1:00 p.m.

Exhibition Tour
Dec 5 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Exhibition Tour

Museum guides lead public tours every weekend. On Saturdays and Sundays, there is a tour of a particular exhibition at 2:00 p.m.

Dec
6
Sun
Highlights Tour
Dec 6 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Highlights Tour

Museum Guides lead public tours every weekend. On Saturdays and Sundays, there is a Highlights tour focusing on the Museum’s collection at 1:00 p.m.

The Poetry Behind the Painting
Dec 6 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm
The Poetry Behind the Painting

Join Dr. Lillyrose Veneziano Broccia, the University of Pennsylvania’s co-director of the Italian Language Program in the Italian Studies Section, for a close look at Marie Spartali Stillman’s artwork inspired by Italian poetry. Learn how the experience of viewing can be amplified by a multi-sensory interaction with art by hearing the verses that inspired the artist. Participants will interact with the artwork through a poetry reading, music, informal exhibition talk, and Q&A with Dr. Broccia and Delaware Art Museum Curator Margaretta Frederick.

Exhibition Tour
Dec 6 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Exhibition Tour

Docents lead public tours every weekend. On Saturdays and Sundays, there is a tour of a particular exhibition at 2:00 p.m.

Dec
11
Fri
Winter Arts Festival
Dec 11 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

LevinP1_HoopsCelebrate the holiday season at the Museum during this family-friendly weekend event! Shop for holiday gifts from 16 regional artisans, listen to festive music performed by local choirs, including the Rising Sun Chamber Chorus and St. Mark’s High School Concert Choir, and enjoy floral arrangements from Celebrations Design Group, Flowers by Yukie, Wild Thyme, and Elkton Florist inspired by the works from Poetry in Beauty: The Pre-Raphaelite Art of Marie Spartali Stillman. Special holiday-themed art projects will also be available for children and their families and winter-themed beverages and treats will be available for sale in the Museum’s Thronson Café. Cash bar.

Click here for a list of Artisans.

Schedule of Events

5:30 p.m.  Rising Sun Chamber Chorale, Cecil County High School, Choral Director Jeffrey Anderson
6:45 p.m.  Vocal Point, The University of Delaware, President Samantha Hitchell

Dec
12
Sat
Winter Arts Festival
Dec 12 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

????????????????????????????????????Celebrate the holiday season at the Museum during this family-friendly weekend event! Shop for holiday gifts from 16 regional artisans, listen to festive music performed by local choirs, including the Rising Sun Chamber Chorus and St. Mark’s High School Concert Choir, and enjoy floral arrangements from Celebrations Design Group, Flowers by Yukie, Wild Thyme, and Elkton Florist inspired by the works from Poetry in Beauty: The Pre-Raphaelite Art of Marie Spartali Stillman. Special holiday-themed art projects will also be available for children and their families and winter-themed beverages and treats will be available for sale in the Museum’s Thronson Café. Cash bar.

Click here for a list of Artisans.

Schedule of Events

11:00 a.m.  Newark Charter High School Concert Choir, Choral Director Kelly Kline
12:30 p.m.  St. Mark’s Concert Choir, Choral Director Pauline DeAscanis
2:00 p.m.  Cab Calloway’s Middle School Women’s Choir and Men’s Choir, Choral Director Martin Lassman

Highlights Tour
Dec 12 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Highlights Tour

Museum Guides lead public tours every weekend. On Saturdays and Sundays, there is a Highlights tour focusing on the Museum’s collection at 1:00 p.m.

Exhibition Tour
Dec 12 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Exhibition Tour

Museum guides lead public tours every weekend. On Saturdays and Sundays, there is a tour of a particular exhibition at 2:00 p.m.

Dec
13
Sun
Highlights Tour
Dec 13 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Highlights Tour

Museum Guides lead public tours every weekend. On Saturdays and Sundays, there is a Highlights tour focusing on the Museum’s collection at 1:00 p.m.

Exhibition Tour
Dec 13 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Exhibition Tour

Docents lead public tours every weekend. On Saturdays and Sundays, there is a tour of a particular exhibition at 2:00 p.m.

Dec
17
Thu
Popcorn & Pictures
Dec 17 @ 4:30 pm – 7:45 pm
Popcorn & Pictures

Families are invited to enjoy an art project, complimentary popcorn, and a family-friendly film inspired by the Museum’s collection and special exhibitions. Additional food and beverage available for purchase in the Thronson Café. Recommended for ages 8+.

Schedule

4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. – Art activity
5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. – The Muppet Christmas Carol (1992; 85 min)

Dec
19
Sat
Highlights Tour
Dec 19 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Highlights Tour

Museum Guides lead public tours every weekend. On Saturdays and Sundays, there is a Highlights tour focusing on the Museum’s collection at 1:00 p.m.

Exhibition Tour
Dec 19 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Exhibition Tour

Museum guides lead public tours every weekend. On Saturdays and Sundays, there is a tour of a particular exhibition at 2:00 p.m.

Dec
20
Sun
Highlights Tour
Dec 20 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Highlights Tour

Museum Guides lead public tours every weekend. On Saturdays and Sundays, there is a Highlights tour focusing on the Museum’s collection at 1:00 p.m.

Slow Art Tours: Poetry in Beauty
Dec 20 @ 1:30 pm
Slow Art Tours: Poetry in Beauty

Visitors are invited to deeply engage with the work in Poetry in Beauty: The Pre-Raphaelite Art of Marie Spartali Stillman during a Slow Art Tour. Slow Art Tours encourage people to look at art slowly—and thereby experience it in a new way. Visitors are invited to explore three speakers’ different perspectives on Stillman’s work through viewing and discussing a single or small number of works of art.

December 20: Dante at Verona with Margaretta Frederick, Chief Curator, and Annette Woolard-Provine Curator of the Bancroft Collection

January 17: The Enchanted Garden of Messer Ansaldo with Marina Della Putta Johnston, Assistant Director of the Center for Italian Studies at University of Pennsylvania

Exhibition Tour
Dec 20 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Exhibition Tour

Docents lead public tours every weekend. On Saturdays and Sundays, there is a tour of a particular exhibition at 2:00 p.m.

Dec
22
Tue
Winter Solstice Labyrinth Walk – Cancelled
Dec 22 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Winter Solstice Labyrinth Walk - Cancelled

Sorry, this program has been cancelled due to weather.

Celebrate the beginning of winter and take a break from your holiday shopping with a peaceful afternoon labyrinth walk. There is no fee for this program, but donations are accepted to help maintain the Museum’s labyrinth.