PROGRAMS & EVENTS

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
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.

    

May
7
Mon
Landscape Photography
May 7 @ 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
10
Thu
Annual Members Meeting
May 10 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Annual Members Meeting

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

RSVP by contacting Heather Morrissey at 302.351.8526 or hmorrissey@delart.org by Thursday, May 3.

May
11
Fri
Nature Walk Series
May 11 @ 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

May
13
Sun
On Location Photography Workshops – Cancelled
May 13 @ 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.

May
14
Mon
Landscape Photography
May 14 @ 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
17
Thu
Norman David and the Eleventet
May 17 @ 8:00 pm
Norman David and the Eleventet @ Delaware Art Museum

Unique and high energy jazz ensemble led by musician and composer Norman David

The Eleventet produces breathtaking ensemble-playing filled with monster solos. Norman David’s original compositions and arrangements propel the listener down unexpected paths and through surprising twists and turns. David directs, plays with and composes the music for his ensemble, The Eleventet.

About the 2018 Performance Series

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

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

Learn more.

May
19
Sat
Yoga in the Garden
May 19 @ 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

Shelly Reuben Book Signing
May 19 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Shelly Reuben brings her fanciful new novel to the Delaware Art Museum

Edgar nominated mystery novelist Shelly Reuben returns to the museum that inspired so much of her work to talk about My Mostly Happy Life: Autobiography of a Climbing Tree. In the great tradition of 19th authors like Charles Dickens and Arthur Conan Doyle, Reuben’s novel was first serialized in newspapers; it is only now being released in book form. Also like her predecessors, her book is illustrated with artwork that captivates and delights.

Before Shelly takes center stage, Dr. Mary Holahan, our Curator of Illustration, will tell us a little about the illustrators in our world famous collection and how, historically, art and fiction in publishing have lived so long in “wedded bliss.”

Then join Shelly as she talks about Samuel Swerling, a World War II veteran and inventor who created a private park filled with large, leafy trees grown in a way that make them easy to climb. People fall in love in the Samuel Swerling Park. Painters paint pictures; dogs chase balls; pretty girls bask in the sun; and children do what the park was designed for them to do. They climb trees. It is an idyllic place where time stands still.

The book’s narrator is one of Sam Swerling’s climbing trees. He thrives on human contact, and in his long and happy life, has had few disappointments. Now, however, his very existence is being threatened by Jarvis Larchmont, a politician thrown out of the park for bullying when he was a twelve-year old boy.

Time passes. Sam’s granddaughter is a park trustee. Esther is young, beautiful, and like Sam, an inventor. When a hurricane floods the area, she and her family provide shelter to neighbors seeking refuge. At the same time, Jarvis Larchmont is put in charge of the city’s recreational facilities. Still bitterly resentful at having been thrown out of Sam’s park as a child, he joins forces with eco-terrorists to destroy it.

Suddenly, on Jarvis’ orders, our narrator and his fellow climbing trees are separated from all that they know and love. Separated from people. Separated from children.

They cry…and they begin to die.
But the Swerling family organizes. And they fight back.

My Mostly Happy Life is so delightfully detailed as to setting, characters and plot; Reuben’s diction so simple, clear and poetic—I forgot that a tree was telling me the story. The illustrations by Ruth McGraw are many and lovely.  Robert Knightly – Author of Bodies in Winter and The Cold Room

Through the tree’s magical eyes and voice, we meet a panorama of very real people who find comfortable seating and deep solace in his welcoming branches…Brisk story-telling, adroit dialogue, and authentic emotion keep the escapades of the tree and his friends lively and light-hearted. Mary F. Holahan – Curator of Illustration, Delaware Art Museum

My Mostly Happy Life brings to mind the Norman Rockwell world of the legendary Saturday Evening Post. The story is told, believe it or not, by a placid tree in a small park envisioned by Sam Swerling…This garden, too, has its evil serpent who grows up to become a city councilman intent on doing away with Sam Swerling’s park. That conflict affects all who love the park, you the reader, of course, and the characters who hold you in their spell.  David Williams – author of the novel Second Sight

www.shellyreuben.com

Books and Illustration at the Turn of the Century in Britain and America
May 19 @ 1:30 pm – 3:45 pm
Books and Illustration at the Turn of the Century in Britain and America

A public lecture presented by The Fellowship of American Bibliophilic Societies

In conjunction with The Fellowship of American Bibliophilic Societies’ (FABS) Annual Tour & Symposium and member club, The Delaware Bibliophiles, this talk will focus on illustration and book design—a strength of the collections of the Delaware Art Museum and the University of Delaware Library. A tea reception will follow the lecture.

1:30 p.m. 

  • Symposium “Books and Illustration at the Turn of the Century in Britain and America”
  • “Ouida Illustrated: Commerce, Politics, and Representation in the Illustrated Editions of Ouida’s Works”, Jesse R. Erickson, Postdoctoral Researcher in Special Collections and Digital Humanities, University of Delaware
  • “Rediscovering an American Woman Illustrator, Alice Barber Stephens”, Martha H. Kennedy, Curator, Popular & Applied Graphic Art, Library of Congress
  • “Christina Rossetti’s Goblin Market: 150 Years of Art & Illustration”, Casey Smith, Visiting Professor of English, West Chester University

3:00 p.m.    

  • Tea Reception

This talk is sponsored by the Friends of the Helen Farr Sloan Library. 

May
20
Sun
Nature Sketching – Cancelled
May 20 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Nature Sketching - Cancelled

Discover inspiration in nature with this relaxing workshop. Observe and capture the beauty of the natural world in a journal using watercolor, pen, and ink. Instructor: Rosemary Connelly. 30-minute lunch break.

Meet the Artists from Impermanence: Mystery, Transformation, Light
May 20 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Meet the Artists from Impermanence: Mystery, Transformation, Light

Join us for Meet the Artists events on Sunday, May 20 and June 24 from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. and Thursday, July 19 from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. where exhibiting artists will be in the gallery and welcome discussion and questions about their work.

Impermanence: Mystery, Transformation, Light

May 19 – August 5, 2018

This exhibition centers on impermanence, an essential tenet of Buddhism. Using drawings as symbols or metaphors for transitory life experiences, the 11 artists tell stories about lost innocence, fading memory, mortality, and the drawing process itself. Barbara Warden is the guest curator. Learn more.

Nature Walk Series
May 20 @ 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

May
21
Mon
Landscape Photography
May 21 @ 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
24
Thu
Summer Happy Hours
May 24 @ 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Summer Happy Hours

Relax and unwind after a long day with the Museum’s popular Happy Hour series. Mingle with friends and enjoy live music on the terrace or tour the galleries indoors. Special themed nights will be scheduled throughout the summer. Bar and light fare will be available from Toscana at the Thronson Café. Dogs on leashes are welcome outside on the Terrace and in the Copeland Sculpture Garden. Happy Hours will take place inside the Museum during inclement weather. Museum galleries are open with free admission every Thursday from 4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

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

All ages welcome! Kid Friendly.

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

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

May
31
Thu
Summer Happy Hours
May 31 @ 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Summer Happy Hours

Relax and unwind after a long day with the Museum’s popular Happy Hour series. Mingle with friends and enjoy live music on the terrace or tour the galleries indoors. Special themed nights will be scheduled throughout the summer. Bar and light fare will be available from Toscana at the Thronson Café. Dogs on leashes are welcome outside on the Terrace and in the Copeland Sculpture Garden. Happy Hours will take place inside the Museum during inclement weather. Museum galleries are open with free admission every Thursday from 4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

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

All ages welcome! Kid Friendly.

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

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

Jun
1
Fri
Backyard Bash
Jun 1 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

The Museum’s annual outdoor event returns with more music, food, art, and fun! In partnership with People’s Festival organizers, this event features local musicians, food trucks from Rolling Revolution, family-friendly art activities, face painting, arts vendors and lawn games. Food and bar is also available from our own Toscana Café. Guests are welcome to set up their own chairs or blankets in the Copeland Sculpture Garden. Free parking is available behind the Museum, please follow signs to the parking lot – and please be considerate of our neighbors if parking outside our lot. Purchase tickets in advance to avoid entrance lines.

Performance Schedule

6:00 p.m. – 6:45 p.m. Terretta Storm (Rock Band)

6:55 p.m. – 7:40 p.m. Darnell Miller (Pop/Rock)

7:50 p.m. – 8:35 p.m.   Jea P. Street, Jr. (R & B)

8:35 p.m. – 8:50 p.m.  Jae Focus (Hip Hop)

9:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. Swift Technique (Funk horn band)

Partners & Sponsors

     

 

Jun
2
Sat
Yoga in the Garden
Jun 2 @ 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

Jun
4
Mon
Landscape Photography
Jun 4 @ 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. 

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

Relax and unwind after a long day with the Museum’s popular Happy Hour series. Mingle with friends and enjoy live music on the terrace or tour the galleries indoors. Special themed nights will be scheduled throughout the summer. Bar and light fare will be available from Toscana at the Thronson Café. Dogs on leashes are welcome outside on the Terrace and in the Copeland Sculpture Garden. Happy Hours will take place inside the Museum during inclement weather. Museum galleries are open with free admission every Thursday from 4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

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

All ages welcome! Kid Friendly.

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

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

A Dream Deferred: Documentary Screening and Panel Discussion
Jun 7 @ 6:00 pm

Join the Delaware Historical Society, Delaware Humanities, and the Delaware Art Museum for a screening of the documentary A Dream Deferred: Remembering the 1968 Occupation of the National Guard in Wilmington. Following the documentary, a discussion will be held with a panel of individuals who experienced the demonstrations. Their conversation will bring the events of 1968 into the present as we discuss the current state of race relations in Wilmington and in the United States. The panel will be moderated by Simone Austin, the Delaware Art Museum’s 2017 Alfred Appel Jr. Curatorial Fellow and M.A. History Graduate Student at the University of Delaware.

Archival photo from the aftermath of the 1968 Wilmington riots and National Guard occupation following the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., 1968. Photograph by Frank Fahey. © The News Journal, USA Today Network.

Jun
12
Tue
Welcoming Diverse Audiences
Jun 12 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Welcoming Diverse Audiences

Come enjoy lunch and a conversation with Marc Bamuthi Joseph, Chief of Program and Pedagogy at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts. As the Chief of Program and Pedagogy, Marc Bamuthi Joseph oversees the organization’s performing arts program as well as signature initiatives such as YBCA Fellows and the YBCA 100. Come discuss ways to attract diverse audiences and welcome them once they arrive. Lunch will be provided.

 

Jun
14
Thu
Summer Happy Hours
Jun 14 @ 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Summer Happy Hours

Relax and unwind after a long day with the Museum’s popular Happy Hour series. Mingle with friends and enjoy live music on the terrace or tour the galleries indoors. Special themed nights will be scheduled throughout the summer. Bar and light fare will be available from Toscana at the Thronson Café. Dogs on leashes are welcome outside on the Terrace and in the Copeland Sculpture Garden. Happy Hours will take place inside the Museum during inclement weather. Museum galleries are open with free admission every Thursday from 4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

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

All ages welcome! Kid Friendly.

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

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

Meet the Artist with Marc Bamuthi Joseph
Jun 14 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Meet the Artist with Marc Bamuthi Joseph

Meet the artist and preview excerpts from the performance.

Marc Bamuthi Joseph’s new multimedia performance work/peh-LO-tah/ links art and sport to notions of camaraderie, pride, and tradition across cultures. Inspired by memories of playing soccer growing up, Joseph draws on his experiences as a child of Haitian immigrants, chronicles of his travels to World Cups in South Africa and Brazil, and his explosive hip-hop style.  The soccer technique-inspired choreography complements the musical narratives performed in English and Portuguese with the backdrop of South African drums, inspirational gospel, and the power of poetic verse.

Get your tickets today for the performance at the Grand Opera House on Friday, June 15 at 8:00 p.m.

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.

Jun
15
Fri
Marc Bamuthi Joseph
Jun 15 @ 8:00 pm
Marc Bamuthi Joseph @ The Grand Opera House

In the multimedia performance /peh-LO-tah/, Marc Bamuthi Joseph draws on his experiences as a child of Haitian immigrants and travels to World Cups in South Africa and Brazil. Combining explosive hip-hop and soccer-inspired choreography with inspirational spoken word and gospel, Joseph takes on present day immigrant life in America and the Black Lives Matter movement.

Meet the artist and preview excerpts from the performance at the Delaware Art Museum on June 14 from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

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.

Jun
16
Sat
Yoga in the Garden
Jun 16 @ 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

Spoken Word Workshop with Marc Bamuthi Joseph
Jun 16 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Spoken Word Workshop with Marc Bamuthi Joseph

High School and college age spoken word artist and wordsmiths come hone your craft with world reknowned spoken word artist Marc Bamuthi Joseph. This workshop is free.

BAMUTHI (Marc Bamuthi Joseph) is a curator of words, ideas and protagonists. His bold poetically-driven work investigates social issues and cultural identity. He is a steadfast believer in empathy as the most valuable currency in building community, and seeks to spark curiosity and dialogue about freedom, compassion, and fearlessness through pioneering arts stewardship and education.  A 2017 TEDGlobal Fellow, Bamuthi graced the cover of Smithsonian Magazine as one of America’s Top Young lnnovators in the Arts and Sciences; artistically directed HBO’s “Russell Simmons presents Brave New Voices” and is an inaugural recipient of the United States Artists Rockefeller Fellowship, which annually recognizes 50 of the country’s greatest living artists. Dance Magazine named him a Top Influencer in 2017.

 

Jun
21
Thu
Summer Happy Hours
Jun 21 @ 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Summer Happy Hours

Relax and unwind after a long day with the Museum’s popular Happy Hour series. Mingle with friends and enjoy live music on the terrace or tour the galleries indoors. Special themed nights will be scheduled throughout the summer. Bar and light fare will be available from Toscana at the Thronson Café. Dogs on leashes are welcome outside on the Terrace and in the Copeland Sculpture Garden. Happy Hours will take place inside the Museum during inclement weather. Museum galleries are open with free admission every Thursday from 4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

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

All ages welcome! Kid Friendly.

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

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

Summer Solstice Labyrinth Walk
Jun 21 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Summer Solstice Labyrinth Walk

Slow down, settle your mind, and step into the tranquility 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
23
Sat
Reportage and Documentary Drawing (2-Day Workshop) – Cancelled
Jun 23 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
Reportage and Documentary Drawing (2-Day Workshop) - Cancelled

This workshop explores drawing on location, infusing the subject with both fact and feeling. Students will learn how to identify stories to document focusing on time, emotions and passion. As visual journalists, students will be sketching with a loose and bold style. (All levels) Travel between the Museum and sketching locations will be required. Instructor: Luis E. Aparicio.

Sorry, this workshop have been cancelled.

Jun
24
Sun
Reportage and Documentary Drawing (2-Day Workshop) – Cancelled
Jun 24 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
Reportage and Documentary Drawing (2-Day Workshop) - Cancelled

This workshop explores drawing on location, infusing the subject with both fact and feeling. Students will learn how to identify stories to document focusing on time, emotions and passion. As visual journalists, students will be sketching with a loose and bold style. (All levels) Travel between the Museum and sketching locations will be required. Instructor: Luis E. Aparicio.

Sorry, this workshop have been cancelled.

Meet the Artists from Impermanence: Mystery, Transformation, Light
Jun 24 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Meet the Artists from Impermanence: Mystery, Transformation, Light

Join us for Meet the Artists events on Sunday, May 20 and June 24 from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. and Thursday, July 19 from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. where exhibiting artists will be in the gallery and welcome discussion and questions about their work.

Impermanence: Mystery, Transformation, Light

May 19 – August 5, 2018

This exhibition centers on impermanence, an essential tenet of Buddhism. Using drawings as symbols or metaphors for transitory life experiences, the 11 artists tell stories about lost innocence, fading memory, mortality, and the drawing process itself. Barbara Warden is the guest curator. Learn more.

Mobile Documentary and Street Photography Workshop
Jun 24 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Mobile Documentary and Street Photography Workshop

 

Learn to harness the photographic capabilities of a mobile phone during this tutorial and photo walk. Students will stroll the Clifford Brown Jazz Festival taking pictures and learning on the go.

Instructor: David Norbut. 

Jun
28
Thu
Story Collection Training with Nico Carver
Jun 28 @ 4:00 pm
Story Collection Training with Nico Carver

This workshop will focus on teaching the “Story corps” method of story collection and digital preparation.  Participants will learn how to prepare for, interview, and record interviews with community members.  Participants will also learn how to process interview recordings to prepare them for digital archiving.  This class is being taught by Nico Carver from the University of Delaware’s Library.

Summer Happy Hours
Jun 28 @ 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Summer Happy Hours

Relax and unwind after a long day with the Museum’s popular Happy Hour series. Mingle with friends and enjoy live music on the terrace or tour the galleries indoors. Special themed nights will be scheduled throughout the summer. Bar and light fare will be available from Toscana at the Thronson Café. Dogs on leashes are welcome outside on the Terrace and in the Copeland Sculpture Garden. Happy Hours will take place inside the Museum during inclement weather. Museum galleries are open with free admission every Thursday from 4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

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

All ages welcome! Kid Friendly.

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

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

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

Relax and unwind after a long day with the Museum’s popular Happy Hour series. Mingle with friends and enjoy live music on the terrace or tour the galleries indoors. Special themed nights will be scheduled throughout the summer. Bar and light fare will be available from Toscana at the Thronson Café. Dogs on leashes are welcome outside on the Terrace and in the Copeland Sculpture Garden. Happy Hours will take place inside the Museum during inclement weather. Museum galleries are open with free admission every Thursday from 4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

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

All ages welcome! Kid Friendly.

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

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

Jul
7
Sat
Yoga in the Garden
Jul 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

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

Relax and unwind after a long day with the Museum’s popular Happy Hour series. Mingle with friends and enjoy live music on the terrace or tour the galleries indoors. Special themed nights will be scheduled throughout the summer. Bar and light fare will be available from Toscana at the Thronson Café. Dogs on leashes are welcome outside on the Terrace and in the Copeland Sculpture Garden. Happy Hours will take place inside the Museum during inclement weather. Museum galleries are open with free admission every Thursday from 4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

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

All ages welcome! Kid Friendly.

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

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

Jul
13
Fri
Wilmington 1968 Exhibitions Preview
Jul 13 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Members and their guests

Join Members and their guests for the Preview event for the trio of exhibitions focusing on the civil rights movement and marking the 50th anniversary of the public response that followed the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Live music will be provided.

RSVP by July 6 at events@delart.org or 302.351.8506.

Sponsors

This event is sponsored by Bank of America.

Jul
19
Thu
Meet the Artists from Impermanence: Mystery, Transformation, Light
Jul 19 @ 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Meet the Artists from Impermanence: Mystery, Transformation, Light

Join us for Meet the Artists events on Sunday, June 24 from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. and Thursday, July 19 from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. where exhibiting artists will be in the gallery and welcome discussion and questions about their work.

Impermanence: Mystery, Transformation, Light

May 19 – August 5, 2018

This exhibition centers on impermanence, an essential tenet of Buddhism. Using drawings as symbols or metaphors for transitory life experiences, the 11 artists tell stories about lost innocence, fading memory, mortality, and the drawing process itself. Barbara Warden is the guest curator. Learn more.

Share your story!
Jul 19 @ 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Share your story!

Your story matters. Your personal experiences add to our collective understanding of Wilmington’s history. Were you living, working, or attending school in the city during the occupation? Are you learning about these events for the first time? In partnership with University of Delaware’s Creative Writing Students, we invite you to share your response to the Wilmington occupation of 1968 on select Thursdays this summer.

Summer Happy Hours
Jul 19 @ 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Summer Happy Hours

Relax and unwind after a long day with the Museum’s popular Happy Hour series. Mingle with friends and enjoy live music on the terrace or tour the galleries indoors. Special themed nights will be scheduled throughout the summer. Bar and light fare will be available from Toscana at the Thronson Café. Dogs on leashes are welcome outside on the Terrace and in the Copeland Sculpture Garden. Happy Hours will take place inside the Museum during inclement weather. Museum galleries are open with free admission every Thursday from 4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

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

All ages welcome! Kid Friendly.

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

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

Members Appreciation Weekend: Members Picnic – SOLD OUT
Jul 19 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Members Appreciation Weekend: Members Picnic - SOLD OUT

This event is SOLD OUT.

Unwind with a complimentary cocktail followed by a picnic dinner in the Sculpture Garden provided by Toscana. Bring a blanket or lawn chairs and relax with fellow Museum Members to the music of Destination Unknown. Event is cash bar with picnic served at 6:00 p.m. In the event of rain, event will be moved indoors.

Jul
20
Fri
Wilmington Writers Pre-Conference: Reflection and Voice
Jul 20 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

All writers regardless of conference attendance are invited to the Museum on Friday July 20 from 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. to network and mingle with other local writers and conference attendees. Hang out at the conversation tables to chat about your latest project or bring a short work to read at the mini open mic.

Registration encouraged but not required. Cash bar and light fare available for purchase.

About the Conference

Saturday, July 212018 | 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Join us for the second annual Wilmington Writers Conference at the Delaware Art Museum. Using the Museum’s exhibitions on Wilmington 1968 and the civil rights movement, this full-day conference will include a keynote presentation and craft talk by poet and educator Yolanda Wisher, nine other sessions taught by area writers, a lunchtime book signing, and a panel discussion on writing from personal and public history. The conference is open to individuals of all ages and experience levels—from first-time writers to published authors.

Tickets limited; sell out likely. 

Conference Schedule

8:30 a.m. – 9:15 a.m.
Fusco Main Hall
Registration and complimentary coffee provided by The Happy Self-Publisher

9:30 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.
DuPont Auditorium
Keynote address by Yolanda Wisher

10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Check Listings
Morning Sessions

12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Thronson Café and Museum Store
Lunch
Book Signing by Yolanda Wisher

1:15 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.
Check Listings
Afternoon sessions

3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
DuPont Auditorium
Panel: Mining our Personal Histories

Click here to download presenter bios and session descriptions.

Sponsors

Sponsored by Rosemont College MFA and The Happy Self-Publisher.

  

Jul
21
Sat
Wilmington Writers Conference: Reflection and Voice
Jul 21 @ 8:30 am – 4:00 pm

Join us for the second annual Wilmington Writers Conference at the Delaware Art Museum. Using the Museum’s exhibitions on Wilmington 1968 and the civil rights movement, this full-day conference will include a keynote presentation and craft talk by poet and educator Yolanda Wisher, nine other sessions taught by area writers, a lunchtime book signing, and a panel discussion on writing from personal and public history. The conference is open to individuals of all ages and experience levels—from first-time writers to published authors.

Tickets limited; sell out likely.

Conference Schedule

8:30 a.m. – 9:15 a.m.
Fusco Main Hall
Registration and complimentary coffee provided by The Happy Self-Publisher

9:30 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.
DuPont Auditorium
Keynote address by Yolanda Wisher

10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Check Listings
Morning Sessions

12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Thronson Café and Museum Store
Lunch
Book Signing by Yolanda Wisher

1:15 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.
Check Listings
Afternoon sessions

3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
DuPont Auditorium
Panel: Mining our Personal Histories

Click here to download presenter bios and session descriptions.

Pre-Conference Information

Friday, July 20, 2018 | 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

All writers regardless of conference attendance are invited to the Museum on Friday July 20 from 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. to network and mingle with other local writers and conference attendees. Hang out at the conversation tables to chat about your latest project or bring a short work to read at the mini open mic. Registration encouraged but not required. Cash bar and light fare available for purchase.

Sponsors

Sponsored by Rosemont College MFA and The Happy Self-Publisher.

  

Yoga in the Garden
Jul 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

Members Appreciation Weekend: Ice Cream Social and Tiki Bar
Jul 21 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Members Appreciation Weekend: Ice Cream Social and Tiki Bar

Stop by for an afternoon of family fun with ice cream, adult beverages and garden games! Complimentary icy treats will be available for all ages. Adults dressed in tropical attire will receive a free beer or glass of wine.

Not a Member? Join today!

Jul
26
Thu
Share your story!
Jul 26 @ 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Share your story!

Your story matters. Your personal experiences add to our collective understanding of Wilmington’s history. Were you living, working, or attending school in the city during the occupation? Are you learning about these events for the first time? In partnership with University of Delaware’s Creative Writing Students, we invite you to share your response to the Wilmington occupation of 1968 on select Thursdays this summer.

Summer Happy Hours
Jul 26 @ 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Summer Happy Hours

Relax and unwind after a long day with the Museum’s popular Happy Hour series. Mingle with friends and enjoy live music on the terrace or tour the galleries indoors. Special themed nights will be scheduled throughout the summer. Bar and light fare will be available from Toscana at the Thronson Café. Dogs on leashes are welcome outside on the Terrace and in the Copeland Sculpture Garden. Happy Hours will take place inside the Museum during inclement weather. Museum galleries are open with free admission every Thursday from 4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

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

All ages welcome! Kid Friendly.

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

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

Community Forums
Jul 26 @ 6:00 pm
Community Forums

This summer, community organizations will activate the galleries and visitors with a series of public forums focused on racial and social justice, civil rights, and education.

The Delaware Art Museum’s civil rights-themed summer exhibitions examine the local and national struggle for equality. Public programs planned around the exhibitions encourage visitors to respond to this history and take action by connecting with local organizations that forward social change in their city.  Through its Community Forums, the Delaware Art Museum offers a civic space as a platform for dialogue. These forums will be facilitated and are open to all visitors and viewpoints. The Delaware Art Museum does not take a stance on any political issue. The Museum strives to be a vital hub where community members come together on equal terms to engage in cultural and civic discourse around art.

REPRODUCTIVE JUSTICE FORUM WITH NETWORK DELAWARE

Thursday, August 2 | 6:00 p.m.

Legislative session has come to a close and four bills supported by Network Delaware have passed. Their work is far from over. Join Network Delaware at the Museum’s Community Forum to learn how you can get involved. They’ll discuss what “reproductive justice” means and why these bills are important. Free. 

Delaware Coalition to Dismantle the New Jim Crow – Why the “New” Jim Crow?

Thursday, August 23 | 6:00 p.m.

Many say, the “old” Jim Crow never died. So, why do we call it the “New” Jim Crow? Join the Coalition to Dismantle the New Jim Crow in a discussion of the evolution of racism in U.S., including why changes in the way oppression is carried out requires new approaches to racial and social justice, and how grassroots, community-led transformation is key to creating a just and fair world.

Aug
2
Thu
Share your story!
Aug 2 @ 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Share your story!

Your story matters. Your personal experiences add to our collective understanding of Wilmington’s history. Were you living, working, or attending school in the city during the occupation? Are you learning about these events for the first time? In partnership with University of Delaware’s Creative Writing Students, we invite you to share your response to the Wilmington occupation of 1968 on select Thursdays this summer.

Summer Happy Hours
Aug 2 @ 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Summer Happy Hours

Relax and unwind after a long day with the Museum’s popular Happy Hour series. Mingle with friends and enjoy live music on the terrace or tour the galleries indoors. Special themed nights will be scheduled throughout the summer. Bar and light fare will be available from Toscana at the Thronson Café. Dogs on leashes are welcome outside on the Terrace and in the Copeland Sculpture Garden. Happy Hours will take place inside the Museum during inclement weather. Museum galleries are open with free admission every Thursday from 4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

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

All ages welcome! Kid Friendly.

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

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

Community Forums
Aug 2 @ 6:00 pm
Community Forums

This summer, community organizations will activate the galleries and visitors with a series of public forums focused on racial and social justice, civil rights, and education.

The Delaware Art Museum’s civil rights-themed summer exhibitions examine the local and national struggle for equality. Public programs planned around the exhibitions encourage visitors to respond to this history and take action by connecting with local organizations that forward social change in their city.  Through its Community Forums, the Delaware Art Museum offers a civic space as a platform for dialogue. These forums will be facilitated and are open to all visitors and viewpoints. The Delaware Art Museum does not take a stance on any political issue. The Museum strives to be a vital hub where community members come together on equal terms to engage in cultural and civic discourse around art.

REPRODUCTIVE JUSTICE FORUM WITH NETWORK DELAWARE

Thursday, August 2 | 6:00 p.m.

Legislative session has come to a close and four bills supported by Network Delaware have passed. Their work is far from over. Join Network Delaware at the Museum’s Community Forum to learn how you can get involved. They’ll discuss what “reproductive justice” means and why these bills are important. Free. 

Delaware Coalition to Dismantle the New Jim Crow – Why the “New” Jim Crow?

Thursday, August 23 | 6:00 p.m.

Many say, the “old” Jim Crow never died. So, why do we call it the “New” Jim Crow? Join the Coalition to Dismantle the New Jim Crow in a discussion of the evolution of racism in U.S., including why changes in the way oppression is carried out requires new approaches to racial and social justice, and how grassroots, community-led transformation is key to creating a just and fair world.

Aug
4
Sat
Yoga in the Garden
Aug 4 @ 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

Aug
9
Thu
Summer Happy Hours
Aug 9 @ 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Summer Happy Hours

Relax and unwind after a long day with the Museum’s popular Happy Hour series. Mingle with friends and enjoy live music on the terrace or tour the galleries indoors. Special themed nights will be scheduled throughout the summer. Bar and light fare will be available from Toscana at the Thronson Café. Dogs on leashes are welcome outside on the Terrace and in the Copeland Sculpture Garden. Happy Hours will take place inside the Museum during inclement weather. Museum galleries are open with free admission every Thursday from 4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

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

All ages welcome! Kid Friendly.

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

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

Aug
16
Thu
Share your story!
Aug 16 @ 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Share your story!

Your story matters. Your personal experiences add to our collective understanding of Wilmington’s history. Were you living, working, or attending school in the city during the occupation? Are you learning about these events for the first time? In partnership with University of Delaware’s Creative Writing Students, we invite you to share your response to the Wilmington occupation of 1968 on select Thursdays this summer.

Evening for Educators
Aug 16 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Evening for Educators

Enjoy light appetizers and drinks as you browse the galleries and learn about upcoming events and exhibits that can enhance your classroom. For an eye-opening look at the real Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., stay for the YWCA’s Beyond I Have a Dream gallery presentation at 6:00 p.m. Free for educators and administrators.

*One free drink per educator.

Summer Happy Hours
Aug 16 @ 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Summer Happy Hours

Relax and unwind after a long day with the Museum’s popular Happy Hour series. Mingle with friends and enjoy live music on the terrace or tour the galleries indoors. Special themed nights will be scheduled throughout the summer. Bar and light fare will be available from Toscana at the Thronson Café. Dogs on leashes are welcome outside on the Terrace and in the Copeland Sculpture Garden. Happy Hours will take place inside the Museum during inclement weather. Museum galleries are open with free admission every Thursday from 4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

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

All ages welcome! Kid Friendly.

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

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

Beyond I Have a Dream – Cancelled
Aug 16 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Beyond I Have a Dream - Cancelled

Sorry, this program has been cancelled.

Presented by YWCA Delaware

We know “I have a dream,” but how well do we really know Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s story? As we mark the 50th anniversary of his assassination, learn more about his political views, organizing, and collaboration with other activists in this public program.

RICHARD RAW and Word Warrior Band Live in Concert (A benefit for Beyond Those Bars)
Aug 16 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
RICHARD RAW and Word Warrior Band Live in Concert (A benefit for Beyond Those Bars)

Presented by Culture Restoration Project, Inc. 

Enjoy performances by the staff of Beyond Those Bars headlined by RICHARD RAW and the Word Warrior Band, and the premier of TWO “Beyond Those Bars” music videos! School supplies (markers, notebooks, pens, pencils, etc) will be collected at the door and will benefit participants in the Beyond Those Bars afterschool program.

About Connected Series

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

 

Aug
18
Sat
Yoga in the Garden
Aug 18 @ 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

Aug
19
Sun
Wilmington 1968: Commissioned Performances
Aug 19 @ 1:00 pm

Throughout the series of summer exhibition focused on the Civil Rights Movement, three original performances by local and regional performing artists will respond to the disturbances and subsequent occupation in Wilmington. These interdisciplinary performances and unique collaborations will combine music, visual arts, dance, and storytelling to interpret, give context, and call us to action around the events that shaped our nation and city.

Uprising: Remembrance, Resistance, Revival

Sunday, September 16 | 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

UPRISING is a multidisciplinary art production featuring the artwork of Terrance Vann and choreography by Ashley SK Davis. Using modern dance and contemporary art, UPRISING is an artistic expression of the events in Wilmington including the populist revolution and the National Guard occupation of the city. UPRISING reflects upon the actions of the people and the government in 1968 and then flashes forward fifty years to consider the actions of both bodies today and into the future. Free.

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

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

Relax and unwind after a long day with the Museum’s popular Happy Hour series. Mingle with friends and enjoy live music on the terrace or tour the galleries indoors. Special themed nights will be scheduled throughout the summer. Bar and light fare will be available from Toscana at the Thronson Café. Dogs on leashes are welcome outside on the Terrace and in the Copeland Sculpture Garden. Happy Hours will take place inside the Museum during inclement weather. Museum galleries are open with free admission every Thursday from 4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

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

All ages welcome! Kid Friendly.

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

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

Community Forums
Aug 23 @ 6:00 pm
Community Forums

This summer, community organizations will activate the galleries and visitors with a series of public forums focused on racial and social justice, civil rights, and education.

The Delaware Art Museum’s civil rights-themed summer exhibitions examine the local and national struggle for equality. Public programs planned around the exhibitions encourage visitors to respond to this history and take action by connecting with local organizations that forward social change in their city.  Through its Community Forums, the Delaware Art Museum offers a civic space as a platform for dialogue. These forums will be facilitated and are open to all visitors and viewpoints. The Delaware Art Museum does not take a stance on any political issue. The Museum strives to be a vital hub where community members come together on equal terms to engage in cultural and civic discourse around art.

REPRODUCTIVE JUSTICE FORUM WITH NETWORK DELAWARE

Thursday, August 2 | 6:00 p.m.

Legislative session has come to a close and four bills supported by Network Delaware have passed. Their work is far from over. Join Network Delaware at the Museum’s Community Forum to learn how you can get involved. They’ll discuss what “reproductive justice” means and why these bills are important. Free. 

Delaware Coalition to Dismantle the New Jim Crow – Why the “New” Jim Crow?

Thursday, August 23 | 6:00 p.m.

Many say, the “old” Jim Crow never died. So, why do we call it the “New” Jim Crow? Join the Coalition to Dismantle the New Jim Crow in a discussion of the evolution of racism in U.S., including why changes in the way oppression is carried out requires new approaches to racial and social justice, and how grassroots, community-led transformation is key to creating a just and fair world.

Healing Through the Arts / Curando Través del Arte
Aug 23 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Healing Through the Arts / Curando Través del Arte

Presented by Christiana Care’s Helen F. Graham Cancer Center & Research Institute, Cancer Support Community Delaware, and Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition, and Latin American Community Center

View art created by breast cancer patients and survivors through in a series of healing arts workshops. This evening will be devoted to learning techniques for restorative and therapeutic artistic processes, including drawing and drumming.

6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Labyrinth walks, hands-on art making, exhibition on view, Author Darlene Townsend Henderson presenting her book “Me & My Girls”
6:00 p.m. Grief Drumming Workshop (limited space, registration suggested) Click here to register.
6:30 p.m. Slow Art Tour
7:00 p.m. Grief Drumming Workshop (limited space, registration suggested) Click here to register.
7:30 p.m. Slow Art Tour

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

Relax and unwind after a long day with the Museum’s popular Happy Hour series. Mingle with friends and enjoy live music on the terrace or tour the galleries indoors. Special themed nights will be scheduled throughout the summer. Bar and light fare will be available from Toscana at the Thronson Café. Dogs on leashes are welcome outside on the Terrace and in the Copeland Sculpture Garden. Happy Hours will take place inside the Museum during inclement weather. Museum galleries are open with free admission every Thursday from 4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

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

All ages welcome! Kid Friendly.

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

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

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

Relax and unwind after a long day with the Museum’s popular Happy Hour series. Mingle with friends and enjoy live music on the terrace or tour the galleries indoors. Special themed nights will be scheduled throughout the summer. Bar and light fare will be available from Toscana at the Thronson Café. Dogs on leashes are welcome outside on the Terrace and in the Copeland Sculpture Garden. Happy Hours will take place inside the Museum during inclement weather. Museum galleries are open with free admission every Thursday from 4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

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

All ages welcome! Kid Friendly.

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

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

Sep
7
Fri
Eat Your Art Out: A Farm-to-Table Dining Experience
Sep 7 @ 5:30 pm
Eat Your Art Out: A Farm-to-Table Dining Experience

SOLD OUT

5:30 p.m. Cocktails | 6:15 p.m. Dinner

Experience a locally sourced farm-to-table dinner in the Museum’s Copeland Sculpture Garden designed by Chef Dan Butler of Toscana! Savor courses inspired by works of art from the Museum’s permanent collection. The evening will include complimentary beer and wine, a string ensemble to accompany dinner, and a curator-led tour of the featured works. In the event of inclement weather, the dinner will be held indoors. Space is limited.

Menu

Red & Yellow Watermelon, Feta, Fresh Mint & Lime
calabrian black pepper & balsamic
Inspired by Rome II, Al Held

Smoked Trout and New Potato Salad
fresh herbs in a lemon vinaigrette, tatsoi, mizuna and frisee
Inspired by Trout Fishing, “The Screecher,” Lake Rossignol, Nova Scotia George Luks

Locally Farm Raised Roasted Chicken Breast
handmade swiss chard and eggplant ravioli
brown butter sauce and pecorino romano

Doc Martin Lima Bean & Sweet Corn Succotash
shallot and sweet butter

Heirloom Tomatoes & Burrata
basil puree and extra virgin olive oil
Inspired by Dante & Virgil in Union Square, Isabel Bishop and Romantic Landscape, Michele Felice Corné

Late Summer Fruit Trifle
mascarpone, lady fingers
Inspired by Still Life with Fruit, Severin Roesen

Sep
8
Sat
REPLICA – Jonah Bokaer Choreography
Sep 8 @ 7:00 pm

Dance, sculpture, and projected images combine to create awe-inspiring visual illusions

Jonah Bokaer’s engaging performance, REPLICA, will be held in the Museum’s Copeland Sculpture Garden. Cultivating a new form of choreography with a structure that relies on visual art and design, Bokaer aims to transform notions of how the public sees and understands dance. Employing videos and still images, REPLICA is a masterful performance that melds the worlds of dance, sculpture, and visual art and creates intriguing visual illusions. Bokaer completed a dual degree in visual and media arts at the New School in New York City while dancing with the Merce Cunningham Dance Company. His work has been presented at MASS MoCA, MoMA PS1, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, Institut Valenciá d’Art Modern in Spain, among many other performances nationally and abroad.

New time! 7:00 p.m.

Rain date: September 9, 2018

Discounts

Bringing your own chair? Enter discount code “LAWN” at checkout for a $15 discount.

By entering discount code “LAWN” you are confirming that you will provide your own seating for the performance. No chair will be provided.

Sponsor

About the 2018 Performance Series

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

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

Learn more.

Sep
13
Thu
Bus Trip to the New York Botanical Gardens featuring Georgia O’Keefe: Visions of Hawai’i
Sep 13 all-day

SOLD OUT

Only a few spots left! Discover pioneering American modernist Georgia O’Keefe’s fascinating immersion in the 1939 Hawaiian Islands. This groundbreaking exhibition will offer a rare focus on O’Keefe’s paintings created during a three-month stay commissioned by the Hawaiian Pineapple Company (now Dole) and spotlight the legendary artist’s transformative experience there.

Your day will include roundtrip motor coach, a stunning display of more than 15 of O’Keefe’s Hawai’i paintings, a lush flower show evoking the gardens and landscapes that inspired O’Keefe and showcasing the breathtaking flora and ecology of Hawai’i, and a chef’s luncheon in The Garden Terrace Foyer.

Schedule:

(subject to change)

8:00 a.m.
Bus departs from Delaware Art Museum
11:00 a.m. Arrive at New York Botanical Gardens
11:15 a.m.
Guided walking tour of exhibition
12:30 p.m.
Lunch in The Garden Terrace Foyer (menu below)
2:00 p.m.
Self-guided visit to the Library to view O’Keefe paintings
2:30 p.m.
Guided tram tour of the Gardens
3:15 p.m.
Free time to roam
4:00 p.m.
Bus leaves NY for Delaware Art Museum
7:00 p.m.
Bus arrives back at Delaware Art Museum**

Chef’s Luncheon Menu
  • Grilled Chicken Cobb Salad, Avocado, Nueske Smoked Bacon, Local Blue Cheese, Tomatoes, Champagne Dijon Vinaigrette
  • Italian Marinated Tuna, Shaved Fennel, Capers, Baby Tomatoes, Local Greens, Red Wine Vinaigrette
  • Classic Potato Salad
  • Mediterranean Selection of Hummus, Marinated Olives, Toasted Pita
  • Seasonal Grilled Vegetables
  • Artisanal Bread Basket, Local Whipped Butter
  • Chef’s selection of Desert Tapas
  • Fresh Fruit
  • Freshly Brewed Iced tea, Coffee, Hot Tea
Reservation fee includes transportation, admission and tours, guide fees, lunch, light snack and wine on return trip, and driver’s gratuity. Registrations will be recorded in the order in which they are received. Payment must be made at time of registration. Trip is rain or shine. Much of the exhibition is indoors and the Tram is covered.

**Return time is approximate and may be affected by traffic, weather, ect.
Summer Happy Hours
Sep 13 @ 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Summer Happy Hours

Relax and unwind after a long day with the Museum’s popular Happy Hour series. Mingle with friends and enjoy live music on the terrace or tour the galleries indoors. Special themed nights will be scheduled throughout the summer. Bar and light fare will be available from Toscana at the Thronson Café. Dogs on leashes are welcome outside on the Terrace and in the Copeland Sculpture Garden. Happy Hours will take place inside the Museum during inclement weather. Museum galleries are open with free admission every Thursday from 4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

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

All ages welcome! Kid Friendly.

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

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

Sep
15
Sat
Spotlight Tours
Sep 15 @ 2:00 pm
Spotlight Tours

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

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

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

Sep
16
Sun
Wilmington 1968: Commissioned Performances
Sep 16 @ 1:00 pm

Throughout the series of summer exhibition focused on the Civil Rights Movement, three original performances by local and regional performing artists will respond to the disturbances and subsequent occupation in Wilmington. These interdisciplinary performances and unique collaborations will combine music, visual arts, dance, and storytelling to interpret, give context, and call us to action around the events that shaped our nation and city.

Uprising: Remembrance, Resistance, Revival

Sunday, September 16 | 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

UPRISING is a multidisciplinary art production featuring the artwork of Terrance Vann and choreography by Ashley SK Davis. Using modern dance and contemporary art, UPRISING is an artistic expression of the events in Wilmington including the populist revolution and the National Guard occupation of the city. UPRISING reflects upon the actions of the people and the government in 1968 and then flashes forward fifty years to consider the actions of both bodies today and into the future. Free.

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

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

Relax and unwind after a long day with the Museum’s popular Happy Hour series. Mingle with friends and enjoy live music on the terrace or tour the galleries indoors. Special themed nights will be scheduled throughout the summer. Bar and light fare will be available from Toscana at the Thronson Café. Dogs on leashes are welcome outside on the Terrace and in the Copeland Sculpture Garden. Happy Hours will take place inside the Museum during inclement weather. Museum galleries are open with free admission every Thursday from 4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

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

All ages welcome! Kid Friendly.

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

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

Sep
22
Sat
Spotlight Tours
Sep 22 @ 2:00 pm
Spotlight Tours

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

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

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

Peace Week Delaware & Fall Equinox Labyrinth Walk
Sep 22 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Peace Week Delaware & Fall Equinox Labyrinth Walk

Participate in Peace Week Delaware with a walk in the Delaware Art Museum Labyrinth in the Anthony N. Fusco Reservoir. Peace Week raises awareness and hope for peace in our communities, nation, and world. There is no fee for this program, but donations are accepted to help maintain the Museum’s Labyrinth.

Sep
23
Sun
Artists on Art: Burchfield & Hopper from a Painter’s Perspective
Sep 23 @ 2:00 pm
Artists on Art: Burchfield & Hopper from a Painter’s Perspective

Painter Philip Koch will explore the work of Charles Burchfield and Edward Hopper from an artist’s point of view and discuss how these painters influenced his own practice.

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

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

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

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

Community Panelists:

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

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

   

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

Relax and unwind after a long day with the Museum’s popular Happy Hour series. Mingle with friends and enjoy live music on the terrace or tour the galleries indoors. Special themed nights will be scheduled throughout the summer. Bar and light fare will be available from Toscana at the Thronson Café. Dogs on leashes are welcome outside on the Terrace and in the Copeland Sculpture Garden. Happy Hours will take place inside the Museum during inclement weather. Museum galleries are open with free admission every Thursday from 4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

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

All ages welcome! Kid Friendly.

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

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

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

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

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

Schedule of Events

11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

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

11:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.

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

1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

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

Sponsors

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Julia Wolfe, Big Beautiful Dark & Scary
Michael Gordon, For Madeline
David Lang, Sunray
Steve Reich, Electric Counterpoint
Philip Glass, Closing
Steve Martland, Horses of Instruction

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

Sponsor

ABOUT THE 2018 PERFORMANCE SERIES

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

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

Learn more.

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

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

Instructor: Marne Ryan

Spotlight Tours
Oct 13 @ 2:00 pm
Spotlight Tours

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

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

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

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

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

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

The performance will contain explicit content.

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

Partners

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

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

Instructor: Marne Ryan

Spotlight Tours
Oct 14 @ 2:00 pm
Spotlight Tours

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

About the Exhibition

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

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

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

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

Sunday, January 6 | 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Leslie Pontz (crochet)
Sunday, January 27 | 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Kimberly Hall and Justin Hardison (screenprinting)

About the Exhibition

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

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

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

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

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

Presented by Foster the Arts

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

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

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

November 8: Holiday wearables
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January 17: Embroidery circle
REGISTER

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

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

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

About the Exhibition

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

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

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

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

In partnership with Hispanic American Association of Delaware

ADVISORY: 

Traffic may be delayed or redirected around Kentmere Parkway via Bancroft Parkway due to the JDRF Walk between 11 am – 11:45 am. Officers will assist traffic. All of Kentmere Parkway will be reopened by 11:45 a.m.

For safety reasons, please leave costume props at home or in your car.

AVISO:

El tráfico puede retrasarse o redirigirse alrededor de Kentmere Parkway a través de Bancroft Parkway debido a la caminata JDRF entre las 11 am y las 11:45 am.  Oficiales asistirán al tráfico. Todo Kentmere Parkway se reabrirá a las 11:45 a.m.

Por razones de seguridad, deje los accesorios del disfraz en su casa o en su automóvil.