PROGRAMS & EVENTS

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.

Dec
25
Fri
Museum Closed
Dec 25 all-day
Museum Closed

The Delaware Art Museum will be closed to the public on December 25, 2015.

Dec
26
Sat
Highlights Tour
Dec 26 @ 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 26 @ 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
27
Sun
Highlights Tour
Dec 27 @ 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 27 @ 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
28
Mon
Sketch It! at DMNH
Dec 28 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Sketch It! at DMNH @ Delaware Museum of Natural History

We’re taking SketchIt! on the road to our neighbor, the Delaware Museum of Natural History for their Discovery Days: Dinosaurs and More. Use one of our dino templates or sketch freehand in their Dinosaur Hall.

Dec
29
Tue
Sketch It! at DMNH
Dec 29 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Sketch It! at DMNH @ Delaware Museum of Natural History

We’re taking SketchIt! on the road to our neighbor, the Delaware Museum of Natural History for their Discovery Days: Dinosaurs and More. Use one of our dino templates or sketch freehand in their Dinosaur Hall.

Jan
1
Fri
Museum Closed
Jan 1 all-day
Museum Closed

The Delaware Art Museum will be closed to the public on January 1, 2016.

Jan
2
Sat
Highlights Tour
Jan 2 @ 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
Jan 2 @ 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.

Jan
3
Sun
Highlights Tour
Jan 3 @ 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
Jan 3 @ 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.

Jan
9
Sat
Highlights Tour
Jan 9 @ 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
Jan 9 @ 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.

Jan
10
Sun
Highlights Tour
Jan 10 @ 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
Jan 10 @ 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.

Jan
14
Thu
My America, My Journey Open House
Jan 14 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
My America, My Journey Open House

Call for storytellers – share your journey!

In conjunction with the Delaware Art Museum’s spring exhibition of contemporary Latin American artists Our America: The Latino Presence in American Art, we are putting together a storytelling performance featuring voices from various local immigrant communities about their experiences of migration, family, community, identity, culture, and more. We are looking for unique perspectives from a range of cultural backgrounds and generations to participate in a live performance of My America, My Journey on Thursday, March 31, 2016. Storytellers will have an opportunity to work as a group and with an advisor to write and practice performing their stories.

If you or someone you know is an American immigrant who wants to share a story, please join us for an Open House on Thursday, January 14 at 6:00 p.m.

Please R.S.V.P. to Saralyn Rosenfield at srosenfield@delart.org or by phone at 302-351-8504. Drinks and snacks provided.

Poetry in Beauty Curator Gallery Talks
Jan 14 @ 6:30 pm
Poetry in Beauty Curator Gallery Talks

Led by Museum Curator Margaretta Frederick, these informal talks explore the life and art of Marie Spartali Stillman in the special exhibition Poetry in Beauty: The Pre-Raphaelite Art of Marie Spartali Stillman.

Jan
16
Sat
Highlights Tour
Jan 16 @ 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
Jan 16 @ 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.

Jan
17
Sun
DAM at Hagley’s Invention Convention
Jan 17 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
DAM at Hagley's Invention Convention @ Hagley Museum & Library

Join us at Hagley Museum & Library’s Invention Convention to experiment with robotics and art. Stop by the hands-on science fair in the Library to try your hand at making a musical painting with our Brush Bots!

Learn more about Invention Convention here: http://www.hagley.org/event/invention-convention-2016.

Highlights Tour
Jan 17 @ 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
Jan 17 @ 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
Jan 17 @ 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.

Jan
18
Mon
DAM at Hagley’s Invention Convention
Jan 18 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
DAM at Hagley's Invention Convention @ Hagley Museum & Library

Join us at Hagley Museum & Library’s Invention Convention to experiment with robotics and art. Stop by the hands-on science fair in the Library to try your hand at making a musical painting with our Brush Bots!

Learn more about Invention Convention here: http://www.hagley.org/event/invention-convention-2016.

Jan
21
Thu
The Image of a Woman Artist: Julia Margaret Cameron’s Photographs of Marie Spartali Stillman
Jan 21 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
The Image of a Woman Artist: Julia Margaret Cameron’s Photographs of Marie Spartali Stillman

Snow Date: January 28, 2016

In the 1860s, Marie Spartali Stillman was a popular model for Dante Gabriel Rossetti and other Pre-Raphaelite painters. When Spartali posed for photographer Julia Margaret Cameron in 1868, she was just beginning to receive public recognition as a painter in her own right. Joanne Lukitsh, Massachusetts College of Art and Design Professor of the History of Art, will examine Cameron’s photographs of Spartali as a young female artist of the Victorian period.

 

Jan
23
Sat
Museum Closed
Jan 23 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Museum Closed

The Museum will be closed Saturday, January 23, 2016 due to inclement weather.

Highlights Tour
Jan 23 @ 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.

Highlights Tour – Cancelled
Jan 23 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Docents 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
Jan 23 @ 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.

Exhibition Tour – Cancelled
Jan 23 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

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

Jan
24
Sun
Museum Closed
Jan 24 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Museum Closed

The Museum will be closed Saturday, January 23, 2016 due to inclement weather.

Highlights Tour
Jan 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.

Highlights Tour – Cancelled
Jan 24 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Docents 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
Jan 24 @ 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.

Exhibition Tour – Cancelled
Jan 24 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

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

Jan
28
Thu
Evening for Educators: Exchange
Jan 28 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Evening for Educators: Exchange

Join fellow educators at the Museum for a relaxed night of inspiration and merriment! We’re offering lesson exchange and networking, sample tours at 5:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m., gallery activities, Museum program information, discounted membership, and light snacks with a complimentary drink*.

Consider bringing a favorite lesson plan to leave on our Exchange table, and then check out lessons others have left behind. This is a great way to get to know your peers and a chance to pool our creativity. Any category, subject, or learning level is welcome-or just come to see what the Museum has to offer in 2016! Participants should bring about 10-15 copies of their lesson plan. For more information, email ejarvis@delart.org.

Registration Form

*One complimentary drink per educator.

Jan
30
Sat
Highlights Tour
Jan 30 @ 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
Jan 30 @ 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.

Jan
31
Sun
Highlights Tour
Jan 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
Jan 31 @ 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.

Feb
4
Thu
Mural Arts Interpretation Project Unveiling
Feb 4 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

In honor of Black History Month, the Museum will unveil an Aaron Douglas-inspired mural created by local high school students. The February 4th unveiling ceremony is open to the public and will include a short presentation from 6:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. It will feature the students and local arts educator and artist Chad Cortez Everett, who will speak about the art making process. Light refreshments will be served.

About the 2016 Mural Arts Interpretation Project: Aaron Douglas

The mural is part of the Museum’s Mural Arts Interpretation Project, a student-art initiative created last fall with the goal of exposing underserved students–those who have not taken part in an art class or had access to art education since middle school–to meaningful art education while raising public awareness of cultural diversity. The project includes eight high school students from William Penn and Dickinson high schools and was led by Chad Cortez Everett.

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Study for a Mural in the Home of Dr. W.W. and Mrs. Grace Goens in Hockessin, Delaware, c.1963 by Aaron Douglas, 1899–1979. Oil on canvas board. © Artist’s Estate. Photograph and digital image © Delaware Art Museum.

The students’ mural is a large-scale painting inspired by Study for a Mural by Aaron Douglas (1899-1979), an African American illustrator and muralist and important Harlem Renaissance artist. Study for a Mural (c.1963)–currently on view in the Museum’s modern American Art gallery–was a mural design for the home of Dr. W.W. and Mrs. Grace Goens, a prominent African American family in Wilmington, Delaware. Douglas painted two murals for the Goens family and this study presents his design for the second mural for their Hockessin home in 1964.

Over the course of 10 weeks, Everett and the students met to discuss how they can preserve the spirit of Douglas’ work while transforming it to reflect themselves and today’s society. After learning about Douglas and the Harlem Renaissance from Delaware Art Museum Curator of American Art Heather Campbell Coyle, the students spent a week discussing what their thoughts were about the world they live in and how that might be different than the world during Douglas’ time. The students decided to incorporate text from their discussions into the design and learned how to transfer an image to large canvas panels.

The words the students discussed and chose were born out of the original themes of the piece: African American history, cultural significance, and societal progress. As the students planned the mural design, they came up with images and symbols that serve as important markers of their own personal histories. After a discussion about monochromatic color (as Douglas typically painted) the students chose to use local color and edit as they went, preserving a homage to Douglas’ color scheme in the bottom right corner of the piece. The three-panel piece, which will be named during Thursday’s presentation, will be on display on the Museum’s lower level during the month of February.
 

Concerts on Kentmere 2015–16: Site & Sound
Feb 4 @ 7:30 pm
Concerts on Kentmere 2015–16: Site & Sound

Harmonizing with the murals of Howard Pyle

Celebrating the landmark murals of Howard Pyle, Pyxis will present music from that era, including To a Wild Rose and other works by American composer Edward MacDowell (1860-1908) and the Piano Quartet by Bostonian Arthur Foote (1853-1937), as well asAllegro Appassionato by Camille Saint-Saens and Gabriel Faure’s Sicillienne.

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.

Feb
6
Sat
Highlights Tour
Feb 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.

Exhibition Tour
Feb 6 @ 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.

Feb
7
Sun
Highlights Tour
Feb 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.

Exhibition Tour
Feb 7 @ 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.

Feb
11
Thu
Valentine’s Speakeasy
Feb 11 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

IMG_1941Grab a date or a friend and head to the Museum for a speakeasy-inspired Valentine’s Day soirée! Dress your best and enjoy prohibition-era cocktails, Jazz Age music by Drew Nugent and the Midnight Society, swing dancing demonstrations from the University of Delaware Swing Clubsketching in the galleries, and more.

Valentine’s speakeasy cocktails and treats will be available in the Thronson Café with a secret password given at the front desk the night of the event.

Prohibition-era attire is encouraged, but not required. Check out our Pinterest page for ideas.

 

 

Feb
13
Sat
Highlights Tour
Feb 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
Feb 13 @ 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.

Feb
14
Sun
Highlights Tour
Feb 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
Feb 14 @ 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.

Feb
20
Sat
Chinese New Year Celebration: Year of the Monkey
Feb 20 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm

4_chinese_new_year_2016Celebrate 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 additional special performances from the Philadelphia Chinese Opera Society. Artwork created by children from the Chinese School of Delaware to commemorate this holiday will be on view. This program is presented in conjunction with the Hanlin Chinese Culture Association.

Schedule

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

11:30 a.m. – Noon
Lion Dance and Folk Dance by the Chinese American Community Center Lion and Folk Dance Troupe

Noon – 2:00 p.m.
Art Activity with Wilmington Friends School Students

12:30 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Chinese Yo-Yo Performance by the Chinese American Community Center Chinese Yo-Yo Club

Noon – 3:00 p.m.
Chinese Calligraphy

1:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Philadelphia Chinese Opera Society — Jade Bracelet, The Monkey King, and Ribbon Dance

Partners and Sponsors

This program is presented in conjunction with the Hanlin Chinese Culture Association and supported by the Chinese American Community Center (CACC) and the Chinese School of Delaware. Special performances and demonstrations will be performed by Philadelphia Chinese Opera Society, the CACC Folk and Lion Dance Troupes and Yo-Yo Club, and students from Wilmington Friends School. Photographs provided by Bill Tsai and the Philadelphia Chinese Opera Society. 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 Hanlin Chinese Culture Association from the Culture Center of TECRO and the Ministry of Culture.

Highlights Tour
Feb 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.

Exhibition Tour
Feb 20 @ 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.

Feb
21
Sun
Highlights Tour
Feb 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
Feb 21 @ 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.

Feb
25
Thu
Connected: Antonio’s Peace Garden with the Creative Vision Factory
Feb 25 @ 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Connected: Antonio’s Peace Garden with the Creative Vision Factory

Led by the Creative Vision Factory, this collaborative, hands-on mosaic workshop will allow participants to learn about and create mosaics as a part of a larger sculpture for a community peace garden in Wilmington.

The Creative Vision Factory provides individuals with behavioral health disorders an opportunity for self-expression, empowerment and recovery through the arts. This workshop is free and open to the public however spots are filing quickly, so please register as soon as possible.

About Connected Series
Connected is a new program series featuring events produced by the community, for the community. Each program fuses together new ideas to make unique connections to the Museum and arts and culture in Wilmington. All events are free and open to the public.