PROGRAMS & EVENTS

Feb
2
Fri
Art is Tasty
Feb 2 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Art is Tasty

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

Upcoming Topics

November 1, 2019: Charles Burchfield painting – Register

December 6, 2019: Mandala, Gregory Gillespie – Register

January 3, 2020: Artwork from the exhibition Mitch Lyons: The Hand Translated – Register

February 7, 2020: Flying Dutchman, Howard Pyle – Register

Feb
3
Sat
Highlights Tour
Feb 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
Feb 3 @ 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.

Spotlight Tour
Feb 3 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Spotlight Tour

Museum guides spotlight a different part of the collection on select Saturdays and Sundays at 2 p.m. This public tour is free after admission.

March 3: Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood Artists: Rebels with a Cause
March 4: Howard Pyle: Giant of the Brandywine

Feb
4
Sun
Highlights Tour
Feb 4 @ 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 4 @ 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.

Spotlight Tour
Feb 4 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Spotlight Tour

Museum guides spotlight a different part of the collection on select Saturdays and Sundays at 2 p.m. This public tour is free after admission.

March 3: Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood Artists: Rebels with a Cause
March 4: Howard Pyle: Giant of the Brandywine

Feb
8
Thu
Kendrick Scott Trio
Feb 8 @ 8:00 pm
Kendrick Scott Trio @ Delaware Art Museum

“Kendrick is not just a timekeeper, he is a musician with big ears and a great imagination.” — Herbie Hancock

Blue Note recording artist Kendrick Scott is one of the most in-demand drummers on the scene today. “Kendrick Scott has become the Art Blakey, Elvin Jones, and Tony Williams of his generation,” says the renowned trumpeter and bandleader Terence Blanchard. “He’s a brilliant mind bringing innovation to the music at the same time as creating a safe place for young talent to develop and grow.” Kendrick Scott was born in Houston, Texas into a family of musicians. He began playing the drums at 8 years old. Scott later attended Houston’s renowned High School for the Performing and Visual Arts which has produced an impressive array of musical talent including Scott’s label mates Jason Moran and Robert Glasper, as well as Beyoncé and many others. Scott has toured with Herbie Hancock, Charles Lloyd, The Crusaders, Kurt Rosenwinkel, Kurt Elling, and Terence Blanchard, as well as recording and touring with his ensemble, Kendrick Scott Oracle.

About the 2018 Performance Series

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

Learn more.

Feb
10
Sat
Highlights Tour
Feb 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
Feb 10 @ 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.

Spotlight Tour
Feb 10 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Spotlight Tour

Museum guides spotlight a different part of the collection on select Saturdays and Sundays at 2 p.m. This public tour is free after admission.

March 3: Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood Artists: Rebels with a Cause
March 4: Howard Pyle: Giant of the Brandywine

Feb
11
Sun
Highlights Tour
Feb 11 @ 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 11 @ 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.

Spotlight Tour
Feb 11 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Spotlight Tour

Museum guides spotlight a different part of the collection on select Saturdays and Sundays at 2 p.m. This public tour is free after admission.

March 3: Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood Artists: Rebels with a Cause
March 4: Howard Pyle: Giant of the Brandywine

Feb
17
Sat
Highlights Tour
Feb 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.

Exhibition Tour
Feb 17 @ 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.

Spotlight Tour
Feb 17 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Spotlight Tour

Museum guides spotlight a different part of the collection on select Saturdays and Sundays at 2 p.m. This public tour is free after admission.

March 3: Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood Artists: Rebels with a Cause
March 4: Howard Pyle: Giant of the Brandywine

Feb
18
Sun
Highlights Tour
Feb 18 @ 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 18 @ 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.

Spotlight Tour
Feb 18 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Spotlight Tour

Museum guides spotlight a different part of the collection on select Saturdays and Sundays at 2 p.m. This public tour is free after admission.

March 3: Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood Artists: Rebels with a Cause
March 4: Howard Pyle: Giant of the Brandywine

Feb
24
Sat
Chinese New Year Celebration: The Year of the Dog
Feb 24 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
Chinese New Year Celebration: The Year of the Dog

Celebrate the 12th Annual Chinese New Year at the Delaware Art Museum! This celebration includes traditional Chinese art activities, artist demonstrations, a lion and folk dance, a Chinese yo-yo performance by the Chinese American Community Center Folk and Lion Dance Troupes and Yo-Yo Club, and a special performance by Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company entitled Red Firecrackers: The Legend of the First Chinese New Year. 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. Free; donations accepted.

Highlights Tour
Feb 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
Feb 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.

Feb
25
Sun
Highlights Tour
Feb 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
Feb 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.

Spotlight Tour
Feb 25 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Spotlight Tour

Museum guides spotlight a different part of the collection on select Saturdays and Sundays at 2 p.m. This public tour is free after admission.

March 3: Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood Artists: Rebels with a Cause
March 4: Howard Pyle: Giant of the Brandywine

Mar
2
Fri
Art is Tasty
Mar 2 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Art is Tasty

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

Upcoming Topics

November 1, 2019: Charles Burchfield painting – Register

December 6, 2019: Mandala, Gregory Gillespie – Register

January 3, 2020: Artwork from the exhibition Mitch Lyons: The Hand Translated – Register

February 7, 2020: Flying Dutchman, Howard Pyle – Register

Mar
3
Sat
Highlights Tour
Mar 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
Mar 3 @ 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.

Spotlight Tour
Mar 3 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Spotlight Tour

Museum guides spotlight a different part of the collection on select Saturdays and Sundays at 2 p.m. This public tour is free after admission.

March 3: Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood Artists: Rebels with a Cause
March 4: Howard Pyle: Giant of the Brandywine

Mar
4
Sun
Highlights Tour
Mar 4 @ 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
Mar 4 @ 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.

Spotlight Tour
Mar 4 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Spotlight Tour

Museum guides spotlight a different part of the collection on select Saturdays and Sundays at 2 p.m. This public tour is free after admission.

March 3: Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood Artists: Rebels with a Cause
March 4: Howard Pyle: Giant of the Brandywine

Mar
8
Thu
Members Bus Trip to Mount Vernon, VA
Mar 8 all-day
Members Bus Trip to Mount Vernon, VA

Sorry, this bus trip is SOLD OUT.

Mount Vernon is an American landmark and an enduring tribute to the Father of Our Country, George Washington. The Delaware Art Museum’s Members and their guests will travel by motor coach to Mount Vernon to enjoy a walk through the first president’s colonial Mansion, where the interiors have been meticulously restored to their appearance in 1799, explore the estate’s vast gardens and grounds, and enjoy lunch at the Mount Vernon Inn. .

Space is limited. Contact Heather Morrissey at 302.351.8526 to register.

Registrations will be recorded in the order in which they are received. Payment must be made at time of registration. Reservation fee includes transportation, admission and tours, docent fees, lunch, light snack and wine on return trip, and driver’s gratuity.

Itinerary

7:15 a.m. Depart promptly from Delaware Art Museum
10:30 a.m. Arrive at Mount Vernon*
11:00 a.m. Interpreter-led tour of Mount Vernon mansion
11:45 a.m. Lunch at Mount Vernon Inn**
1:00 p.m. Guide-led walking tour of Mount Vernon grounds
2:05 p.m. Free time to roam
3:30 p.m. Motor coach departs Mount Vernon for return to DAM
6:45 p.m. Arrival at DAM***

*All bags and containers larger than 16 x 16 x 8 inches are prohibited from entering the Mount Vernon property and all bags and containers are subject to inspection upon arrival.

**Three course lunch includes a mixed green salad, your choice of vegetarian lasagna or sliced turkey with gravy with mixed vegetables, and assorted dessert cookies. Please make entrée selection at time of registration and make us aware of any special dietary needs.

***Return time is approximate and may be affected by traffic, weather, ect.

Mar
9
Fri
Eye on Nature: Andrew Wyeth and John Ruskin Members Preview
Mar 9 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Sycamore Tree, Study for Pennsylvania Landscape, 1941. Andrew Wyeth (1917–2009). Ink and watercolor, 29 3/4 x 39 3/8 inches. Delaware Art Museum, Gift of Mr. and Mrs. William E. Phelps, 1964. © 2018 Andrew Wyeth/Artists Rights Society (ARS), NEW YORK.

Members and their guests only

Celebrate the beauty of the world around us with the opening of Eye on Nature: Andrew Wyeth and John Ruskin. Join Members and their guests for an evening of relaxation featuring chair massages, live music, and spa-styled refreshments. Tours of the exhibition will be provided by Margaretta Frederick, Annette Woolard-Provine Curator of the Bancroft Collection at 6:30 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.

RSVP by March 2 at events@delart.org or 302.351.8506.

ABOUT THE EXHIBITION

Born almost exactly 100 years apart, the American painter Andrew Wyeth (1917–2009) and the British critic and amateur artist John Ruskin (1819–1900) shared a life-long obsession for the close observation and finely rendered imagery of the world around them. This exhibition places the work of Andrew Wyeth and John Ruskin together for the first time examining their varying approaches to interpreting the natural world.

Learn more.

Mar
10
Sat
Highlights Tour
Mar 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
Mar 10 @ 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.

Eighth Blackbird
Mar 10 @ 8:00 pm
Eighth Blackbird @ Delaware Art Museum

Named Musical America’s 2017 Ensemble of the Year, Eighth Blackbird has won four Grammy Awards for Best Small Ensemble/Chamber Music Performance.

Eighth Blackbird is “one of the smartest, most dynamic contemporary classical ensembles on the planet” (Chicago Tribune).

Launched by six entrepreneurial Oberlin Conservatory undergraduates in 1996, this Chicago-based super-group has earned its status as “a brand-name…defined by adventure, vibrancy and quality….known for performing from memory, employing choreography and collaborations with theater artists, lighting designers and even puppetry artists” (Detroit Free Press)

Exclusive VIP tickets!

Enjoy the concert with a spectacular view from Chihuly Bridge. Beverage service included.

Click here to purchase VIP tickets.

Learn to Fly from Eighth Blackbird on Vimeo.

About the 2018 Performance Series

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

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

Learn more.

Mar
11
Sun
Highlights Tour
Mar 11 @ 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
Mar 11 @ 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.

Mar
15
Thu
Perfume-Making: Focus on Florals
Mar 15 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Perfume-Making: Focus on Florals

Spend an evening being inspired by Eye on Nature to create your own fragrance using beautiful botanicals and essential oils. Participants will leave with a 1/4 ounce vial of their custom scent. Instructor: Robin Kielkowski.

 

Mar
17
Sat
Highlights Tour
Mar 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.

Exhibition Tour
Mar 17 @ 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.

Mar
18
Sun
Highlights Tour
Mar 18 @ 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
Mar 18 @ 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.

Slow Art Conversation
Mar 18 @ 2:00 pm
Slow Art Conversation

Slow down, absorb a new work of art, and explore different perspectives through discussion. Curator Margaretta Frederick will lead a Slow Art conversation in front of two works of art in the special exhibition Eye on Nature: Andrew Wyeth and John Ruskin.

Sunday, March 18 | 2:00 p.m.
Thursday, April 12 | 6:00 p.m.

Nature Walk Series: Sunset Walk
Mar 18 @ 6:30 pm
Nature Walk Series: Sunset Walk @ DuPont Environmental Education Center

Observe nature through the lenses of art, horticulture, mindfulness, and the environment on an expert-led walking tour. Walks begin at a different site each week and last one hour unless otherwise noted.

Sorry, this event has been cancelled.

Mar
20
Tue
Spring Equinox Labyrinth Walk – Cancelled
Mar 20 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Spring Equinox Labyrinth Walk - Cancelled

Slow down, settle your mind, and step into the quietude of the Museum’s Labyrinth in the Anthony N. Fusco Reservoir. Although the Labyrinth walk is free, donations are accepted for maintenance of the Museum’s Labyrinth.

Mar
24
Sat
Highlights Tour
Mar 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
Mar 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.

Mar
25
Sun
Highlights Tour
Mar 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
Mar 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.

Mar
31
Sat
Highlights Tour
Mar 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
Mar 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.

Apr
1
Sun
Highlights Tour
Apr 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
Apr 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.

Apr
5
Thu
Perfume-Making: Focus on Woods
Apr 5 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Perfume-Making: Focus on Woods

Come learn about natural fragrance after viewing the exhibition Eye on Nature: Andrew Wyeth and John Ruskin. Participants will be guided through creating their own fragrance using beautiful botanicals and essential oils. Participants will leave with a 1/4 ounce vial of their custom scent. Instructor: Robin Kielkowski.

Apr
6
Fri
Art is Tasty
Apr 6 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Art is Tasty

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

Upcoming Topics

November 1, 2019: Charles Burchfield painting – Register

December 6, 2019: Mandala, Gregory Gillespie – Register

January 3, 2020: Artwork from the exhibition Mitch Lyons: The Hand Translated – Register

February 7, 2020: Flying Dutchman, Howard Pyle – Register

Apr
7
Sat
Yoga in the Garden
Apr 7 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am
Yoga in the Garden

Join us again this spring and summer for yoga in the beautiful Copeland Sculpture Garden. Beginners, casual attendees, and families are welcome. Bring your own mat or borrow one of ours! Participants receive complimentary admission to the Museum. Healthy fare available in the Thronson Café following class.

July 21: All-level class led by rotating instructors
August 4: Family Yoga led by Petite Yogi
August 18: All-level class led by rotating instructors

Highlights Tour
Apr 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
Apr 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.

Apr
8
Sun
Opening Reception for Kids’ Corner Family-in-Residence: The Silvermans
Apr 8 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

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

Creative Power invites family visitors to imagine the possibilities and contribute their own artistic voice to a transforming interactive gallery space. Infinity mirrors, colorful stripes, kinetic sculptures, and a portrait gallery featuring influential artists and community members will empower visitors to experiment with ideas and create meaningful works of art. Throughout the installation, a variety of activities and a series of workshops led by the Silvermans will allow visitors to play with different art materials and explore the power of art.

Registration required. 

Join us on Sunday, April 22 from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. for a Family Workshop. Free.

Highlights Tour
Apr 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
Apr 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.

Nature Walk Series
Apr 8 @ 2:00 pm
Nature Walk Series

Observe nature through the lenses of art, horticulture, mindfulness, and the environment on an expert-led walking tour. Walks begin at a different site each week and last one hour unless otherwise noted.

Native plant walk – Full

Sunday, April 22 | 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. 
Location: Mt. Cuba Center

Mindfulness Walk with Hunter Clark-Fields – Cancelled

Friday, May 11 | 2:00 p.m. 
Location: Valley Garden Park

Urban Horticulture Walk with Educator Mackenzie Knight-Fochs

Sunday, May 20 | 2:00 p.m. 
Location: Delaware Center for Horticulture

REGISTER

Apr
9
Mon
Landscape Photography
Apr 9 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Landscape Photography

This class will focus on light, compostition, and mechanical techniques to produce the ultimate landscape photograph. The session will culminate in an exhibition of student work at the DuPont Environmental Education Center. Weekend field trips will alternate with some classes. Instructor: Kathleen Buckalew. No class May 28. 

Apr
12
Thu
Step Afrika! – School Show – SOLD OUT
Apr 12 @ 10:30 am

Tickets still available to April 13 public performance!

Step Afrika! is the world’s first professional company dedicated to stepping where dancers create extraordinary performances using their bodies as instruments.

The Migration: Reflections on Jacob Lawrence

Step Afrika! uses body percussion and dance to create a lively visual interpretation of painter Jacob Lawrence’s iconic “Migration series.” Lawrence’s paintings depict the Great Migration of African Americans from the rural south to cities in the North, Midwest and West between World War I and World War II. Step Afrika! has used selections from the “Migration Series” as inspiration for a moving concert depicting this seminal moment in American history. This performance is presented as a partnership between the Delaware Art Museum, the Grand Opera House, and Delaware State University.

ABOUT THE 2018 PERFORMANCE SERIES

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

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

Learn more.

Slow Art Conversation
Apr 12 @ 6:00 pm
Slow Art Conversation

Slow down, absorb a new work of art, and explore different perspectives through discussion. Curator Margaretta Frederick will lead a Slow Art conversation in front of two works of art in the special exhibition Eye on Nature: Andrew Wyeth and John Ruskin.

Sunday, March 18 | 2:00 p.m.
Thursday, April 12 | 6:00 p.m.

Apr
13
Fri
Step Afrika! – School Show – SOLD OUT
Apr 13 @ 10:30 am

Tickets still available to April 13 public performance!

Step Afrika! is the world’s first professional company dedicated to stepping where dancers create extraordinary performances using their bodies as instruments.

The Migration: Reflections on Jacob Lawrence

Step Afrika! uses body percussion and dance to create a lively visual interpretation of painter Jacob Lawrence’s iconic “Migration series.” Lawrence’s paintings depict the Great Migration of African Americans from the rural south to cities in the North, Midwest and West between World War I and World War II. Step Afrika! has used selections from the “Migration Series” as inspiration for a moving concert depicting this seminal moment in American history. This performance is presented as a partnership between the Delaware Art Museum, the Grand Opera House, and Delaware State University.

ABOUT THE 2018 PERFORMANCE SERIES

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

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

Learn more.

Step Afrika! – Public Show
Apr 13 @ 8:00 pm

Step Afrika! is the world’s first professional company dedicated to stepping where dancers create extraordinary performances using their bodies as instruments.

The Migration: Reflections on Jacob Lawrence

Step Afrika! uses body percussion and dance to create a lively visual interpretation of painter Jacob Lawrence’s iconic “Migration series.” Lawrence’s paintings depict the Great Migration of African Americans from the rural south to cities in the North, Midwest and West between World War I and World War II. Step Afrika! has used selections from the “Migration Series” as inspiration for a moving concert depicting this seminal moment in American history. This performance is presented as a partnership between the Delaware Art Museum, the Grand Opera House, and Delaware State University.

ABOUT THE 2018 PERFORMANCE SERIES

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

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

Learn more.

Apr
14
Sat
Highlights Tour
Apr 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
Apr 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.

Apr
15
Sun
Highlights Tour
Apr 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
Apr 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.

Apr
16
Mon
Landscape Photography
Apr 16 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Landscape Photography

This class will focus on light, compostition, and mechanical techniques to produce the ultimate landscape photograph. The session will culminate in an exhibition of student work at the DuPont Environmental Education Center. Weekend field trips will alternate with some classes. Instructor: Kathleen Buckalew. No class May 28. 

Apr
19
Thu
Concerts on Kentmere: Pyxis Piano Quartet
Apr 19 @ 7:30 pm
Concerts on Kentmere: Pyxis Piano Quartet @ Delaware Art Museum

A Century of Artistry inspired by the works of John Ruskin and Andrew Wyeth

7:30 p.m. Curator talk by Margaretta Frederick
8:00 p.m. Pyxis Piano Quartet Concert

Robert Schumann – Piano Quartet in C Minor (1829)
Astor Piazzolla – Selections for Piano Quartet (arranged by Mazzocchi)
Alexandre Tansman – “Suite – divertissement” (1929)

Pyxis Piano Quartet was founded in 2009 to perform chamber music concerts that include works from the sonata, duo, and trio repertoire as well as traditional and contemporary masterpieces for piano quartet.

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

ABOUT THE 2018 PERFORMANCE SERIES

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

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

Learn more.

Apr
21
Sat
Yoga in the Garden
Apr 21 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am
Yoga in the Garden

Join us again this spring and summer for yoga in the beautiful Copeland Sculpture Garden. Beginners, casual attendees, and families are welcome. Bring your own mat or borrow one of ours! Participants receive complimentary admission to the Museum. Healthy fare available in the Thronson Café following class.

July 21: All-level class led by rotating instructors
August 4: Family Yoga led by Petite Yogi
August 18: All-level class led by rotating instructors

Highlights Tour
Apr 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
Apr 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.

Christina Cultural Arts Center presents Dance Place DC: What’s Going On
Apr 21 @ 4:00 pm
Apr
22
Sun
Highlights Tour
Apr 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
Apr 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.

Nature Walk Series
Apr 22 @ 2:00 pm
Nature Walk Series

Observe nature through the lenses of art, horticulture, mindfulness, and the environment on an expert-led walking tour. Walks begin at a different site each week and last one hour unless otherwise noted.

Native plant walk – Full

Sunday, April 22 | 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. 
Location: Mt. Cuba Center

Mindfulness Walk with Hunter Clark-Fields – Cancelled

Friday, May 11 | 2:00 p.m. 
Location: Valley Garden Park

Urban Horticulture Walk with Educator Mackenzie Knight-Fochs

Sunday, May 20 | 2:00 p.m. 
Location: Delaware Center for Horticulture

REGISTER

Apr
23
Mon
Landscape Photography
Apr 23 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Landscape Photography

This class will focus on light, compostition, and mechanical techniques to produce the ultimate landscape photograph. The session will culminate in an exhibition of student work at the DuPont Environmental Education Center. Weekend field trips will alternate with some classes. Instructor: Kathleen Buckalew. No class May 28. 

Apr
28
Sat
Ferns and Flowers Monoprinting – 2-Day Workshop
Apr 28 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Ferns and Flowers Monoprinting - 2-Day Workshop

Discover the thrill of printmaking inspired by nature. Using spring plants and simple materials, students will explore the possibilities of organic and geometric compositions with layered shapes and colors. Instructor: Caroline Coolidge Brown. Supplies provided. 

Highlights Tour
Apr 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
Apr 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.

Apr
29
Sun
Poetry Reading by Larry Kelts
Apr 29 @ 11:00 am

Larry Kelts, a retired scientist and 2017 Delaware Division of the Arts fellowship recipient, will discuss and read some of his ekphrastic poetry—poetry inspired by works of art.  Many of these poems will consider paintings in the Delaware Art Museum.  The majority of the presentation considers Dante Gabriel Rossetti’s paintings in the Pre-Raphaelite Gallery.  “Rossetti’s Muses” looks at Rossetti’s paintings as expressions of his inspiration and pursuit of art through painting and poetry.  Poems on “Summertime,” “Trout Fishing,” and “The Mermaid” as well as several on imaginary works of art will also be read and discussed.  Questions or comments will be welcome.

Right: Veronica Veronese, 1872. Dante Gabriel Rossetti (1828–1882). Oil on canvas, 43 × 35 inches. Delaware Art Museum, Samuel and Mary R. Bancroft Memorial, 1935.

Ferns and Flowers Monoprinting – 2-Day Workshop
Apr 29 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Ferns and Flowers Monoprinting - 2-Day Workshop

Discover the thrill of printmaking inspired by nature. Using spring plants and simple materials, students will explore the possibilities of organic and geometric compositions with layered shapes and colors. Instructor: Caroline Coolidge Brown. Supplies provided. 

Highlights Tour
Apr 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
Apr 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.

On Location Photography Workshops – Cancelled
Apr 29 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
On Location Photography Workshops - Cancelled

Inspired by the exhibition Eye on Nature: Andrew Wyeth and John Ruskin, students will meet at scenic sites to shoot on location. Students will learn about John Ruskin’s philosophy of nature and have the opportunity for group discussion and critique at the follow up session in the Museum’s studios. Students are responsible for paying admission fees at each location. Danny Schweers.

Hagley Museum and Library

Sunday, May 13 | 2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Museum meet up Sunday, May 20 | 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Apr
30
Mon
Landscape Photography
Apr 30 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Landscape Photography

This class will focus on light, compostition, and mechanical techniques to produce the ultimate landscape photograph. The session will culminate in an exhibition of student work at the DuPont Environmental Education Center. Weekend field trips will alternate with some classes. Instructor: Kathleen Buckalew. No class May 28. 

May
2
Wed
Dancing Monks of Assam – Performance at The Queen
May 2 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

The Dancing Monks perform Sattriya, a form of dance drama unique to their monastery in Northeast India. They dance to honor the god Vishnu in his flute-playing Krishna incarnation, narrating playful, sensuous, and fantastical episodes of his life as recounted in the ancient epics.

All ages. 

Sponsors

Founded in 2013, Headlong’s Incubated Artist program was created to provide fiscal sponsorship, along with financial management, communications and fundraising advice, subsidized rehearsal space, planning and strategic thinking to dance and theater artists who are women, trans and/or artist persons of color.

Original support for this project was provided to Madhusmita Bora by The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage, Philadelphia.

     

May
4
Fri
Art is Tasty
May 4 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Art is Tasty

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

Upcoming Topics

November 1, 2019: Charles Burchfield painting – Register

December 6, 2019: Mandala, Gregory Gillespie – Register

January 3, 2020: Artwork from the exhibition Mitch Lyons: The Hand Translated – Register

February 7, 2020: Flying Dutchman, Howard Pyle – Register

May
5
Sat
Yoga in the Garden
May 5 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am
Yoga in the Garden

Join us again this spring and summer for yoga in the beautiful Copeland Sculpture Garden. Beginners, casual attendees, and families are welcome. Bring your own mat or borrow one of ours! Participants receive complimentary admission to the Museum. Healthy fare available in the Thronson Café following class.

July 21: All-level class led by rotating instructors
August 4: Family Yoga led by Petite Yogi
August 18: All-level class led by rotating instructors

Dancing Monks of Assam – Day of Mindfulness
May 5 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Experience family yoga and meditation led by the Dancing Monks of Assam. From the monasteries in northeast India, the Dancing Monks perform Sattriya—a form of dance-drama cultivated as a way of worship in the monasteries of Assam. Learn more during this day of mindfulness by viewing a documentary and participating in a question and answer session.

All ages. 

Schedule

9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

Chanting Meditation
Location: Fusco Lobby or Chihuly Bridge

Movement (Yoga)
Location: Copeland Sculpture Garden (Thronson Rain site)

10:00  a.m. – 11:00 a.m. No programming

11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. & 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. 

Mask Making (Max. 25 people per session)
Location: Children’s Studio or Painting Studio

11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. & 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Makeup Workshop (drop in)
Location: Tent on North Terrace or East Court

1:00 p.m. – 1:45 p.m.

Chanting Meditation
Location: Thronson Meeting Room

Movement (Yoga)
Location: Copeland Sculpture Garden (no rain site)

2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Documentary with Q&A
Location: DuPont Auditorium

Sponsors

Founded in 2013, Headlong’s Incubated Artist program was created to provide fiscal sponsorship, along with financial management, communications and fundraising advice, subsidized rehearsal space, planning and strategic thinking to dance and theater artists who are women, trans and/or artist persons of color.

Original support for this project was provided to Madhusmita Bora by The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage, Philadelphia.

    

Highlights Tour
May 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
May 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.