PROGRAMS & EVENTS

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

Preview the dynamic new 2019 Performance Series! Attend this preview and cocktail reception to learn more.

Nov
18
Sun
Felted Scarves Workshop
Nov 18 @ 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Felted Scarves Workshop

Learn about nuno felting, a technique that uses loose wool and silk to build up color and texture resulting in a beautiful handmade scarf.

Instructor: Linda Celestian

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

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

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

About Connected Series

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

Nov
29
Thu
Writers Meet-up & Open Mic
Nov 29 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Writers Meet-up & Open Mic

Join us at the Museum for a community gathering of writers as we share, celebrate, and plan for the future. Bring a piece of work to read at the mic (3 minute time limit) or just bring yourself-all genres, writers, and performers welcome! Cash bar and light fare available for purchase. 

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

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

Instructor: Sam Mylin

Early registration discount does not apply.

Dec
2
Sun
Inside Look
Dec 2 @ 2:00 pm
Inside Look

Join us for an inside look and in-depth dialogue around a single work of art on a tour led by local graduate students.

Dec
6
Thu
Inside Look
Dec 6 @ 6:00 pm
Inside Look

Join us for an inside look and in-depth dialogue around a single work of art on a tour led by local graduate students.

Dec
7
Fri
Art is Tasty
Dec 7 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Art is Tasty

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

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

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

Celebrate the season at the Museum during this family-friendly two-day event, December 7 & 8! 

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

Artisans

John A. Styer, The Lathe-meister
Turned Wood Heirlooms – John creates his lathe-turned heirlooms using local wood species as well as exotics from throughout the world. From Brazilian Rosewood to English Walnut, and from Cherry Burls to Poison Ivy vines, he brings the most visually appealing aspects of the wood to the surface by applying a sharp tool while it is rapidly spinning, creating myriad designs.  His works range from aesthetically utilitarian to purely artistic. lathe-meister.com

Deborah Flanagan Jewelry
Jewelry – Deborah’s designs are classic, modern and minimalistic. Each piece is personally handcrafted and therefore unique. She is inspired by geometric shapes and their relationships to one another. Many of her pieces are hammered which creates facets to reflect light causing a sparkling affect. Working directly with metal, she fabricates her pieces from sterling silver wire or sheet metal. Using hammers, saws, heat and drills, she coaxes the metal into delicate pieces for adornment.  She is very conscious of how her designs will be worn and enjoyed by her customers. dfjewelry.etsy.com

Annette Maazaoui of East Coast Sweets
Hand-crafted Chocolates – East Coast Sweets specializes in hand crafted gift-able boxes of fine chocolates and confections.

Lisa Sabol
Fused and Kiln formed Glass – Lisa has always been drawn to the radiance of glass.  She finds inspiration in the contrast between colors, the varying hues and shades, the play of light through transparent and the reflection of opaque. Her art is functional, beautiful and unique.  She creates plates, bowls, vessels and vases using a multitude of techniques to create stunning and visually intriguing works. shegotglass.com

Robert Jenkins
Watercolor and Pencil– Robert is an award winning artist from Chester County, PA.  His watercolor paintings capture the beauty of the sublime, and have been featured throughout the country. His three dimensional insect paintings amplify the details that are neglected in a two dimensional image. rjenkinsart.com

Anna Biggs Designs
Hand Carved Jewelry – Anna hand carves each silver and gold piece in her jewelry line using the lost wax process.  A graduate of both The Rhode Island School of Design and The Fashion Institute of Technology, she incorporates her love of nature and architecture into her unique sculptures. Annabiggsdesigns.com

Irina’s Original
Fiber Arts – Irina specializes in Nuno Felting shawls and scarves.  Nuno is similar to painting or sculpting but with merino wool on hand dyed silk. Her freeform crocheted vests and sweaters are original designs, not from patterns, and her technique is considered the one of the most difficult in crocheting and knitting. irinasoriginals.com

Shirley St. Jean
Jewelry and Ornament Covers – A former Docent of the Delaware Art Museum, Shirley can be found at local museums offering her unique freshwater pearl and semi-precious stone jewelry. Using off-loom weaving and bead embroidery techniques, Shirley creates timeless and elegant jewelry as well as crystal ornaments and ornament covers.

Linda Majewski
Hand-painted paper plant arrangements – Linda is a self-taught artist working primarily in paper.  Her current focus is creating hand-painted paper plants for use in arrangements, wreaths, vertical gardens, and hanging art.  Her plants are her personal designs and constructed completely by hand. Paperhomeandgarden.com

Lisa W. Behm of Pottery by Lisa
Functional Wheel-thrown Pottery – Lisa creates functional clay work. You will find bowls, plates, cups, mugs, soap dispensers, platters, pitchers, and much more. If you do not see what you are looking for, tell her about it, and then follow her on a journey as she explores what clay and glaze can become. Potterybylwb.com

Angela Colasanti of VIELA Jewelry
Sterling Silver Jewelry – Drawing on her love of delicate objects from land and sea, Angela designs and handcrafts jewelry.  Her work accentuates the intrinsic beauty, grace, and elegance of its inspirational components and utilizes the interplay of form, texture, contrast, shape and asymmetry to attain visual harmony. Often, you can see traces of walking trails or beachcombings in Angela’s jewelry. vielajewelry.com

Cynthia duPont Tobias
Watercolors – Cynthia is a theatrical set designer and watercolor artist.  Her subjects include the local landscape, such as the Brandywine area, nature, and portraits. Smithbridgefarm.com

Pamela M Levin of Nivell Jewelry
Jewelry in Combinations of Leather, Metals and Stones – Pamela  personally crafts sterling silver and leather jewelry with unusual semi-precious stones mined from all over the world. Small batch production guarantees attention to detail, excellent quality, and often one-of-a-kind specialicious pieces. Her newest leather collection brings bold colors and textures to leather jewelry using many luxurious Italian leathers, kidskin, lamb, fish leather, and genuine alligator. Pamela’s refreshing style exudes simple elegance by transforming her materials into smooth, modern, and clean lines. The designer firmly believes even the simplest of designs can provide a dramatic statement for you. Nivelljewelry.com

Eric W Zippe
Photography on Wood, Fine Art Prints and Laser Engraved Wood – Eric’s involvement in fine art photography began in the early 1990’s. His work is often conceptually based, relying heavily on the use of found locations and subjects as equivalents. It is designed to invoke thought with feeling and to transport the viewer simultaneously into the physical location of the image and into the viewer’s own subconscious. He uses methods and techniques from both analog and digital that pay respect to the art’s great past. Ezippe.com

Candace Bless of Glasslight Studio
Glassblowing– Driven by aesthetics, the Glasslight Studio strives to combine creative obsession with superb craftsmanship.  Their glass and sculptural steel elements are free-form and graceful explorations of movement and color.  They endeavor to understand the materials and processes in a way that allows them to create unique examples of the same form, as well as to realize a singular vision.  Their goal is to weave the disparate mediums of glass and metal into a seamless whole with exhilarating results. Glasslightstudio.com

Taste Artisanal Market
Artisanal Spreads, Honeys, and Chutneys – Taste started out as a small, specialty store and cheese shop in Newark.  Customers loved their spreads and cheese. Their spreads, honeys, and chutneys are now in specialty stores, restaurants, and homes throughout the area and the east coast.  They continue to be inspired by cultures from around the world and create new, delicious, and imaginative products for you to enjoy. tasteartisanalmarket.com

Nancy Butler of Alley Cat Jewelry Studios
Handcrafted Beaded Jewelry – A lifelong Delaware artist, Nancy designs and handcrafts one-of-a-kind beaded jewelry. She searches the country for unusual high quality beads for her necklaces, bracelets, and earrings. When designing jewelry, Nancy allows each piece to develop naturally, taking inspiration from the beads themselves. Her work features semi-precious stones, pearls, crystal, lamp-work, and Czech glass with accents and findings made of sterling silver, vermeil, copper, base metal, and lead-free pewter. alleycatjewelrystudios.com

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

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

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

About the Exhibition

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

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

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

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

Artisans

John A. Styer, The Lathe-meister
Turned Wood Heirlooms – John creates his lathe-turned heirlooms using local wood species as well as exotics from throughout the world. From Brazilian Rosewood to English Walnut, and from Cherry Burls to Poison Ivy vines, he brings the most visually appealing aspects of the wood to the surface by applying a sharp tool while it is rapidly spinning, creating myriad designs.  His works range from aesthetically utilitarian to purely artistic. lathe-meister.com

Deborah Flanagan Jewelry
Jewelry – Deborah’s designs are classic, modern and minimalistic. Each piece is personally handcrafted and therefore unique. She is inspired by geometric shapes and their relationships to one another. Many of her pieces are hammered which creates facets to reflect light causing a sparkling affect. Working directly with metal, she fabricates her pieces from sterling silver wire or sheet metal. Using hammers, saws, heat and drills, she coaxes the metal into delicate pieces for adornment.  She is very conscious of how her designs will be worn and enjoyed by her customers. dfjewelry.etsy.com

Annette Maazaoi of East Coast Sweets
Hand-crafted Chocolates – East Coast Sweets specializes in hand crafted gift-able boxes of fine chocolates and confections.

Lisa Sabol
Fused and Kiln formed Glass – Lisa has always been drawn to the radiance of glass.  She finds inspiration in the contrast between colors, the varying hues and shades, the play of light through transparent and the reflection of opaque. Her art is functional, beautiful and unique.  She creates plates, bowls, vessels and vases using a multitude of techniques to create stunning and visually intriguing works. shegotglass.com

Robert Jenkins
Watercolor and Pencil– Robert is an award winning artist from Chester County, PA.  His watercolor paintings capture the beauty of the sublime, and have been featured throughout the country. His three dimensional insect paintings amplify the details that are neglected in a two dimensional image. rjenkinsart.com

Anna Biggs Designs
Hand Carved Jewelry – Anna hand carves each silver and gold piece in her jewelry line using the lost wax process.  A graduate of both The Rhode Island School of Design and The Fashion Institute of Technology, she incorporates her love of nature and architecture into her unique sculptures. Annabiggsdesigns.com

Irina’s Original
Fiber Arts – Irina specializes in Nuno Felting shawls and scarves.  Nuno is similar to painting or sculpting but with merino wool on hand dyed silk. Her freeform crocheted vests and sweaters are original designs, not from patterns, and her technique is considered the one of the most difficult in crocheting and knitting. irinasoriginals.com

Shirley St. Jean
Jewelry and Ornament Covers – A former Docent of the Delaware Art Museum, Shirley can be found at local museums offering her unique freshwater pearl and semi-precious stone jewelry. Using off-loom weaving and bead embroidery techniques, Shirley creates timeless and elegant jewelry as well as crystal ornaments and ornament covers.

Linda Majewski
Hand-painted paper plant arrangements – Linda is a self-taught artist working primarily in paper.  Her current focus is creating hand-painted paper plants for use in arrangements, wreaths, vertical gardens, and hanging art.  Her plants are her personal designs and constructed completely by hand. Paperhomeandgarden.com

Lisa W. Behm of Pottery by Lisa
Functional Wheel-thrown Pottery – Lisa creates functional clay work. You will find bowls, plates, cups, mugs, soap dispensers, platters, pitchers, and much more. If you do not see what you are looking for, tell her about it, and then follow her on a journey as she explores what clay and glaze can become. Potterybylwb.com

Angela Colasanti of VIELA Jewelry
Sterling Silver Jewelry – Drawing on her love of delicate objects from land and sea, Angela designs and handcrafts jewelry.  Her work accentuates the intrinsic beauty, grace, and elegance of its inspirational components and utilizes the interplay of form, texture, contrast, shape and asymmetry to attain visual harmony. Often, you can see traces of walking trails or beachcombings in Angela’s jewelry. vielajewelry.com

Cynthia duPont Tobias
Watercolors – Cynthia is a theatrical set designer and watercolor artist.  Her subjects include the local landscape, such as the Brandywine area, nature, and portraits. Smithbridgefarm.com

Pamela M Levin of Nivell Jewelry
Jewelry in Combinations of Leather, Metals and Stones – Pamela  personally crafts sterling silver and leather jewelry with unusual semi-precious stones mined from all over the world. Small batch production guarantees attention to detail, excellent quality, and often one-of-a-kind specialicious pieces. Her newest leather collection brings bold colors and textures to leather jewelry using many luxurious Italian leathers, kidskin, lamb, fish leather, and genuine alligator. Pamela’s refreshing style exudes simple elegance by transforming her materials into smooth, modern, and clean lines. The designer firmly believes even the simplest of designs can provide a dramatic statement for you. Nivelljewelry.com

Eric W Zippe
Photography on Wood, Fine Art Prints and Laser Engraved Wood – Eric’s involvement in fine art photography began in the early 1990’s. His work is often conceptually based, relying heavily on the use of found locations and subjects as equivalents. It is designed to invoke thought with feeling and to transport the viewer simultaneously into the physical location of the image and into the viewer’s own subconscious. He uses methods and techniques from both analog and digital that pay respect to the art’s great past. Ezippe.com

Candace Bless of Glasslight Studio
Glassblowing– Driven by aesthetics, the Glasslight Studio strives to combine creative obsession with superb craftsmanship.  Their glass and sculptural steel elements are free-form and graceful explorations of movement and color.  They endeavor to understand the materials and processes in a way that allows them to create unique examples of the same form, as well as to realize a singular vision.  Their goal is to weave the disparate mediums of glass and metal into a seamless whole with exhilarating results. Glasslightstudio.com

Taste Artisanal Market
Artisanal Spreads, Honeys, and Chutneys – Taste started out as a small, specialty store and cheese shop in Newark.  Customers loved their spreads and cheese. Their spreads, honeys, and chutneys are now in specialty stores, restaurants, and homes throughout the area and the east coast.  They continue to be inspired by cultures from around the world and create new, delicious, and imaginative products for you to enjoy. tasteartisanalmarket.com

Nancy Butler of Alley Cat Jewelry Studios
Handcrafted Beaded Jewelry – A lifelong Delaware artist, Nancy designs and handcrafts one-of-a-kind beaded jewelry. She searches the country for unusual high quality beads for her necklaces, bracelets, and earrings. When designing jewelry, Nancy allows each piece to develop naturally, taking inspiration from the beads themselves. Her work features semi-precious stones, pearls, crystal, lamp-work, and Czech glass with accents and findings made of sterling silver, vermeil, copper, base metal, and lead-free pewter. alleycatjewelrystudios.com

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

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

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

Doors will be open on December 8 to:

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

Tickets

$35 if you pick up at the Museum or buy at retail outlets: Janssen’s Market, Everything But the Kitchen Sink, Old Country Gardeds, Purple Sage Herbs & Gifts in Middletown, Studio 882 Furniture + Design in Glen Mills

$40 day of Holiday House Tour: Purchase Saturday, December 8, at the Museum or retail outlets.

Dec
9
Sun
Meet the Artist: Intimate Visions
Dec 9 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Meet the Artist: Intimate Visions

Get inspired! Learn about the creative process from the artists of our latest Outlooks show, Intimate Visions: Paintings on Paper featuring David Hornung, Constance Moore Simon, Žaneta Zubkova.

About the Exhibition

The intimate vision of each artist—a mingling of reality and invention—blends the natural world with abstract shapes. Whether in luminous or subdued colors, these forms conjure up a cityscape or countryside. Patterns may suggest solid objects or floating fragments. The small scale of the works draw us into the vision for a closer look. Learn more.

Dec
16
Sun
Cartoon Christmas Trio – SOLD OUT
Dec 16 @ 7:00 pm

Sorry, this event is sold out.

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

ABOUT THE 2018 PERFORMANCE SERIES

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

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

Learn more.

Dec
21
Fri
Winter Solstice Labyrinth Walk
Dec 21 @ 1:00 pm
Winter Solstice Labyrinth Walk

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

Dec
26
Wed
Holiday Family Festivities
Dec 26 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Holiday Family Festivities

Bring your family to the Museum over the holidays for festive art making and family-friendly celebration. Create watercolor bracelets and bouquets in Kids’ Corner and find favorite works of art in the galleries.

Dec
27
Thu
Holiday Family Festivities
Dec 27 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Holiday Family Festivities

Bring your family to the Museum over the holidays for festive art making and family-friendly celebration. Create watercolor bracelets and bouquets in Kids’ Corner and find favorite works of art in the galleries.

Dec
28
Fri
Holiday Family Festivities
Dec 28 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Holiday Family Festivities

Bring your family to the Museum over the holidays for festive art making and family-friendly celebration. Create watercolor bracelets and bouquets in Kids’ Corner and find favorite works of art in the galleries.

Dec
29
Sat
Holiday Family Festivities
Dec 29 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Holiday Family Festivities

Bring your family to the Museum over the holidays for festive art making and family-friendly celebration. Create watercolor bracelets and bouquets in Kids’ Corner and find favorite works of art in the galleries.

Dec
30
Sun
Holiday Family Festivities
Dec 30 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Holiday Family Festivities

Bring your family to the Museum over the holidays for festive art making and family-friendly celebration. Create watercolor bracelets and bouquets in Kids’ Corner and find favorite works of art in the galleries.

Jan
4
Fri
Art is Tasty
Jan 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

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

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

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

About the Exhibition

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

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

Jan
9
Wed
Community Preschool Fair
Jan 9 @ 10:00 am – 12:30 pm
Community Preschool Fair

Visit the Delaware Art Museum and learn about local preschools and enrichment programs. Afterward, families are welcome to play in Kids’ Corner, explore the art galleries together and enjoy complimentary coffee. Children of all ages welcome. Family Friendly.

Click here for School Registration.

Participating preschools and organizations:

Christ Church Episcopal Preschool
Early Learning Center
Help Me Grow / DE 2-1-1
Hockessin Montessori School
The Independence School
Immaculate Heart of Mary
Latin American Community Center
Saint Edmond’s Academy
Sanford School
Sheila’s Dreams Childcare LLC
St. Ann School
St. Elizabeth School
St. Mary Magdalen School
St. Mary’s Preschool
St. Michael’s School & Nursery
The Tatnall School
Tower Hill School
Ursuline Academy
Wilmington Christian School
Wilmington Friends School
Wilmington Montessori School
Zion Early Education Center

Additional preschools are still being added.

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

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

November 8: Holiday wearables
REGISTER

January 17: Embroidery circle
REGISTER

Women’s Suffragists Movement: Purple Sashes to Pink Hats
Jan 17 @ 6:00 pm
Women's Suffragists Movement: Purple Sashes to Pink Hats

YWCA Delaware brings you the first Investors Cabinet of 2019—”The Women’s Suffragists Movement: Purple Sashes to Pink Hats.” Partnering with YWCA Delaware for this event are the Delaware Art Museum and the Turning Point Suffragists Memorial.

Please join us to learn about:

  • Barbara Bodichon, an early female participant in the Pre-Raphaelite movement and a tireless reformer and women’s rights champion, presented by  Margaretta Frederick, Curator of the Bancroft Pre-Raphaelite Collection
  • The Turning Points Suffragists Memorial, a history of the suffragists movement, presented by Staci Burton
  • A brief history of Mary Ann Shad Cary, presented by historian Lora Englehart;
  • An update on the Delaware Women’s March, presented by Donna Shand.
Jan
18
Fri
Black String
Jan 18 @ 8:00 pm

Photograph by Nah Inu

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

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

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

Multi-Cultural Jam Session with Black String

January 19, 2019 | 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. | Location: Delaware Art Museum

Musicians! Come jam with the world renowned Korean world music ensemble Black String.  Black String plays traditional Korean instruments, and approaches their music making through an improvisational lens. This jam session is open to musicians of all styles!

We will supply a PA, bass amp, guitar amp, and drum set. You may bring your own amp if you’d like.

REGISTER

Sponsor

This concert is sponsored by the Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation. Black String’s US tour is supported by the Korea Foundation.

   

ABOUT THE 2018 PERFORMANCE SERIES

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

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

Learn more.

Jan
21
Mon
Martin Luther King, Jr., Day of Service
Jan 21 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
Martin Luther King, Jr., Day of Service

Celebrate the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., at the Museum in partnership with One Village Alliance and Raising Kings. Activities include tours of the collection, art-making, mentorship opportunities, and more.

Potential Inclement Weather: Check back here or on our Facebook page for event updates.

Performers:

Sam McGarvey, Poetry Out Loud Delaware Winner
Jea Street, Jr
Jah
Chet’la Sebreee
Reed’s Refuge
Young Seda

Raising Kings 2019

Click on the links below to register for an event.

Raising KINGS is a collaborative commitment to change the image and expectations of African American males by elevating the level of positive male engagement in the lives of boys. One Village Alliance leads this effort to build capacity among Men and Boys of Color by leveraging the community’s existing assets, resources and connections.

Monday, January 21: MLK Day of Service
Wednesday, January 23:  Chess Challenge
Saturday, January 26:  RK Conference
Saturday, January 26: Street Law Session
Sunday, January 27: Prayerand Call to Action
Wednesday, January 30:  Movie Screening and Talk Back

Jan
23
Wed
Raising Kings Chess Challenge 
Jan 23 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Raising Kings Chess Challenge  @ Ferris School For Boys 

Chess knowledge not required. Join us for an evening of mentoring and relationship building inside the Ferris School for Boys.

Raising Kings 2019

Click on the links below to register for an event.

Raising KINGS is a collaborative commitment to change the image and expectations of African American males by elevating the level of positive male engagement in the lives of boys. One Village Alliance leads this effort to build capacity among Men and Boys of Color by leveraging the community’s existing assets, resources and connections.

Monday, January 21: MLK Day of Service
Wednesday, January 23:  Chess Challenge
Saturday, January 26:  RK Conference
Saturday, January 26: Street Law Session
Sunday, January 27: Prayerand Call to Action
Wednesday, January 30:  Movie Screening and Talk Back

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

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

Learn more about the Connected Series.

Curator Conversation: Politics and Paint: Barbara Bodichon and the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood
Jan 24 @ 6:00 pm
Curator Conversation: Politics and Paint: Barbara Bodichon and the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood

Delve deep into the watercolors and biography of Barbara Bodichon on a tour with Curator Margaretta Frederick.

Jan
26
Sat
Raising Kings Conference
Jan 26 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Raising Kings Conference @ P.S. DuPont Middle School

Men, boys, family members and practitioners gather to interrupt the generational crisis of failure to create a counter-culture of fortitude, greatness, cultural awareness, and selfrespect. Come early for breakfast, lunch, and a powerful day of activities! Explosive performances. $300 basketball shootout. Around the world competition for $300 cash prize. Must register and check in on site before 10AM at the conference. $1000 business pitch competition. Ages 8 – 18 must register in the semi-finals (Feb. 7) and present a winning idea! Engaging dialogue on generational wealth, trauma, business mogul secrets, social justice, mothers raising sons, sports, media and masculinity, educating black males, race, advocacy and college, and decoding the 1st Amendment. Artists, exhibitors, and volunteers needed. Contact  Chandra@iamthevillage.org for more info. 

Raising Kings 2019

Click on the links below to register for an event.

Raising KINGS is a collaborative commitment to change the image and expectations of African American males by elevating the level of positive male engagement in the lives of boys. One Village Alliance leads this effort to build capacity among Men and Boys of Color by leveraging the community’s existing assets, resources and connections.

Monday, January 21: MLK Day of Service
Wednesday, January 23:  Chess Challenge
Saturday, January 26:  RK Conference
Sunday, January 27: Prayerand Call to Action
Tuesday, January 29: Street Law Session
Wednesday, January 30:  Movie Screening and Talk Back

Building Sculptures: Pieces of the Whole Workshop
Jan 26 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

This workshop will explore using pieces to create a larger whole. Using multiple small and simple objects, students will stack, hang, layer, or weave them into a larger sculptural form. Instructor: Samara Weaver.

Jan
27
Sun
Raising Kings Prayer and Call to Action
Jan 27 all-day
Raising Kings Prayer and Call to Action

Area Churches in the Delaware Valley/Nation 

  1. Invite your congregation (emphasis on the Men) to bring a boy/young man to church service on Sunday, January 27.  
  2. Between the hours of 10am – 12pm, pray over the Men and Boys in the service and throughout your community. 
  3. After service invite men, boys, and mothers raising kings to convene for a 30 minute guide and learn from each other, sharing experiences and decisions they face along the challenging path to MANHOOD, Engage in a casual setting to openly talk about life’s issues, removing barriers and creating opportunities for young men to become KINGS.

Raising Kings 2019

Click on the links below to register for an event.

Raising KINGS is a collaborative commitment to change the image and expectations of African American males by elevating the level of positive male engagement in the lives of boys. One Village Alliance leads this effort to build capacity among Men and Boys of Color by leveraging the community’s existing assets, resources and connections.

Monday, January 21: MLK Day of Service
Wednesday, January 23:  Chess Challenge
Saturday, January 26:  RK Conference
Sunday, January 27: Prayerand Call to Action
Tuesday, January 29: Street Law Session
Wednesday, January 30:  Movie Screening and Talk Back

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

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

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

About the Exhibition

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

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

Jan
29
Tue
Louis L Redding Street Law Session
Jan 29 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Louis L Redding Street Law Session @ Young, Conway, Stargatt & Taylor, LLP

Interactive, engaging short seminar on understanding the legal system and eliminating negative interactions with the criminal justice system with a diverse collective of young attorneys, students, and community leaders on the following critical topics: 

  • Knowing your rights 
  • Legally protecting yourself and your family at home, school, and in the community 
  • Creating successful Plans for navigating the legal system 
  • Learning more about legal practice 

Refreshments will be provided! 

Raising Kings 2019

Click on the links below to register for an event.

Raising KINGS is a collaborative commitment to change the image and expectations of African American males by elevating the level of positive male engagement in the lives of boys. One Village Alliance leads this effort to build capacity among Men and Boys of Color by leveraging the community’s existing assets, resources and connections.

Monday, January 21: MLK Day of Service
Wednesday, January 23:  Chess Challenge
Saturday, January 26:  RK Conference
Tuesday, January 29: Street Law Session
Sunday, January 27: Prayer and Call to Action
Wednesday, January 30:  Movie Screening and Talk Back

Jan
30
Wed
Movie Screening & Talk Back – Time: The Kalief Browder Story
Jan 30 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Movie Screening & Talk Back - Time: The Kalief Browder Story @ Delaware Art Museum

Join us at the Museum to watch Time: The Kalief Browder Story followed by a panel discussion of the issues presented in the film. 

Raising Kings 2019

Click on the links below to register for an event.

Raising KINGS is a collaborative commitment to change the image and expectations of African American males by elevating the level of positive male engagement in the lives of boys. One Village Alliance leads this effort to build capacity among Men and Boys of Color by leveraging the community’s existing assets, resources and connections.

Monday, January 21: MLK Day of Service
Wednesday, January 23:  Chess Challenge
Saturday, January 26:  RK Conference
Sunday, January 27: Prayer and Call to Action
Tuesday, January 29: Street Law Session
Wednesday, January 30:  Movie Screening and Talk Back

Jan
31
Thu
Inside Look
Jan 31 @ 6:00 pm
Inside Look

Join us for an inside look and in-depth dialogue around a single work of art on a tour led by local graduate students.

Feb
1
Fri
Art is Tasty
Feb 1 @ 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
2
Sat
Inside Look
Feb 2 @ 2:00 pm
Inside Look

Join us for an inside look and in-depth dialogue around a single work of art on a tour led by local graduate students.

Feb
3
Sun
Curator Conversation: Politics and Paint: Barbara Bodichon and the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood
Feb 3 @ 2:00 pm
Curator Conversation: Politics and Paint: Barbara Bodichon and the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood

Delve deep into the watercolors and biography of Barbara Bodichon on a tour with Curator Margaretta Frederick.

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

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

Performance repertoire:
the little match girl, by David Lang
selections from the Jeff Quartets

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

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

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

ABOUT THE PERFORMANCE SERIES

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

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

Learn more.

Feb
8
Fri
Artini Workshop
Feb 8 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Artini Workshop

Unwind on a Friday night by sipping a beverage and getting in touch with your creative side. In this laid-back workshop, students will complete a painting inspired by patterns and prints from different eras. Instructor: Amanda Kamen. Must be 21 or older to participate. 

All supplies provided.

MARCH APRIL MAY

Feb
9
Sat
Demystifying Soldering – 2 Day Workshop
Feb 9 @ 9:30 am – 4:00 pm
Demystifying Soldering - 2 Day Workshop

This class offers demos on sweat, stick and pick soldering as well as soldering different metals together to give students confidence in their soldering skills. 30-minute lunch break. Instructor: Caryn L. Hetherston.

Feb
10
Sun
Demystifying Soldering – 2 Day Workshop
Feb 10 @ 9:30 am – 4:00 pm
Demystifying Soldering - 2 Day Workshop

This class offers demos on sweat, stick and pick soldering as well as soldering different metals together to give students confidence in their soldering skills. 30-minute lunch break. Instructor: Caryn L. Hetherston.

Family Second Sundays
Feb 10 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Family Second Sundays

Drop-in on Second Sundays for a full day of programs designed for families.

10:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

Art Museum Babies 
Join us for circle time with songs, sensory play, and a baby-friendly visit with a special work of art. Ages 0–2 and their grownups.

Family Second Sundays Presents Chinese New Year Celebration: Year of the Pig

Sunday, February 10 | 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Celebrate Chinese New Year at the Delaware Art Museum! This popular family program includes traditional Chinese art, activities and demonstrations with a special presentation by the Renaissance Chinese Opera Society. The Chinese American Community Center Folk and Lion Dance Troupes and Yo-Yo Club will perform. This program is co-presented with the Hanlin Chinese Culture Association. Free. Family Friendly. Learn more.

Chinese New Year Celebration: Year of the Pig
Feb 10 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
Chinese New Year Celebration: Year of the Pig

Celebrate Chinese New Year at the Delaware Art Museum! This popular family program includes traditional Chinese art, activities and demonstrations with a special presentation by the Renaissance Chinese Opera Society. The Chinese American Community Center Folk and Lion Dance Troupes and Yo-Yo Club will perform. This program is co-presented with the Hanlin Chinese Culture Association. Family Friendly.

Schedule of Events

11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Chinese New Year inspired art activities
11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Drop in Art Making with Contemporary Artist Willie Yao
11:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Lion and Folk Dances  by Chinese American Community Center
12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.Chinese Calligraphy and Dough Figuring
1:30 p.m. Demonstration by the CACC Yo-Yo Club followed by Performance by the Renaissance Chinese Opera Society
2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Chinese Calligraphy and Dough Figuring

Feb
23
Sat
Steel and Copper Piercing Workshop with Former Exhibiting Artist Ellen Durkan
Feb 23 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Steel and Copper Piercing Workshop with Former Exhibiting Artist Ellen Durkan

Create a unique design to use as part of a necklace, bracelet, or earrings. The workshop includes demonstrations and design so that students can leave with a wearable work of art! Supplies available for purchase in class. 30-minute lunch break. Instructor: Ellen Durkan.

Public Tours
Feb 23 @ 1:00 pm
Public Tours

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. At 2:00 p.m., the public tour focuses on the special exhibition or spotlights an area of the permanent collection.

Saturdays and Sundays
Highlights Tour at 1:00 p.m.
Exhibition/Spotlight Tour at 2:00 p.m.

Tours are free with admission.

Public Tours
Feb 23 @ 2:00 pm
Public Tours

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. At 2:00 p.m., the public tour focuses on the special exhibition or spotlights an area of the permanent collection.

Saturdays and Sundays
Highlights Tour at 1:00 p.m.
Exhibition/Spotlight Tour at 2:00 p.m.

Tours are free with admission.

Feb
24
Sun
Steel and Copper Piercing Workshop with Former Exhibiting Artist Ellen Durkan
Feb 24 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Steel and Copper Piercing Workshop with Former Exhibiting Artist Ellen Durkan

Create a unique design to use as part of a necklace, bracelet, or earrings. The workshop includes demonstrations and design so that students can leave with a wearable work of art! Supplies available for purchase in class. 30-minute lunch break. Instructor: Ellen Durkan.

Public Tours
Feb 24 @ 1:00 pm
Public Tours

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. At 2:00 p.m., the public tour focuses on the special exhibition or spotlights an area of the permanent collection.

Saturdays and Sundays
Highlights Tour at 1:00 p.m.
Exhibition/Spotlight Tour at 2:00 p.m.

Tours are free with admission.

Public Tours
Feb 24 @ 2:00 pm
Public Tours

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. At 2:00 p.m., the public tour focuses on the special exhibition or spotlights an area of the permanent collection.

Saturdays and Sundays
Highlights Tour at 1:00 p.m.
Exhibition/Spotlight Tour at 2:00 p.m.

Tours are free with admission.

Mar
1
Fri
Art is Tasty
Mar 1 @ 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

Fairy Tales to Nursery Rhymes: The Droller Collection​ of Picture Book Art Members Preview
Mar 1 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Fairy Tales to Nursery Rhymes: The Droller Collection​ of Picture Book Art Members Preview

Members and their guests only

The table is set for a royal tea party marking the opening of Fairy Tales to Nursery Rhymes: The Droller Collection of Picture Book Art. This celebration will feature delectable finger sandwiches, dainty petit fours, and a refreshing lemonade cocktail fit for a queen’s court. Come dressed in your finest tea party attire. Free for Members, $20 each for guests of Members.

RSVP by February 22 at events@delart.org or 302.351.8506.

The Museum will be closed from 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. the day of the event. We kindly ask that our guests refrain from arriving prior to the event’s start time.

ABOUT THE EXHIBITION

From the Brothers Grimm and Mother Goose to Dinosaur Bob and Bumble-Ardy, engaging stories and captivating images come alive in the art of picture books. Climb into the magical world of children’s literature through this stunning collection of more than 100 original and imaginative illustrations. Learn more.

Mar
2
Sat
Beautiful Bowls!
Mar 2 @ 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Beautiful Bowls!

Spend a relaxing afternoon using a mold and coils to create unique and functional bowls. The Museum will glaze each piece to pick up later. Instructor: Carole Fox.  (Beginner/Beyond Beginner)

Public Tours
Mar 2 @ 1:00 pm
Public Tours

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. At 2:00 p.m., the public tour focuses on the special exhibition or spotlights an area of the permanent collection.

Saturdays and Sundays
Highlights Tour at 1:00 p.m.
Exhibition/Spotlight Tour at 2:00 p.m.

Tours are free with admission.

Public Tours
Mar 2 @ 2:00 pm
Public Tours

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. At 2:00 p.m., the public tour focuses on the special exhibition or spotlights an area of the permanent collection.

Saturdays and Sundays
Highlights Tour at 1:00 p.m.
Exhibition/Spotlight Tour at 2:00 p.m.

Tours are free with admission.

Mar
3
Sun
Public Tours
Mar 3 @ 1:00 pm
Public Tours

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. At 2:00 p.m., the public tour focuses on the special exhibition or spotlights an area of the permanent collection.

Saturdays and Sundays
Highlights Tour at 1:00 p.m.
Exhibition/Spotlight Tour at 2:00 p.m.

Tours are free with admission.

Public Tours
Mar 3 @ 2:00 pm
Public Tours

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. At 2:00 p.m., the public tour focuses on the special exhibition or spotlights an area of the permanent collection.

Saturdays and Sundays
Highlights Tour at 1:00 p.m.
Exhibition/Spotlight Tour at 2:00 p.m.

Tours are free with admission.

Mar
8
Fri
Artini Workshop
Mar 8 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Artini Workshop

Unwind on a Friday night by sipping a beverage and getting in touch with your creative side. In this laid-back workshop, students will complete a painting inspired by patterns and prints from different eras. Instructor: Amanda Kamen. Must be 21 or older to participate. 

All supplies provided.

MARCH APRIL MAY

Lifted! Rennie Harris’ Puremovement
Mar 8 @ 8:00 pm

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

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

 

 

This presentation of Lifted! by Rennie Harris Puremovement was made possible, in part, by the New England Foundation for the Arts’ National Dance Project, with lead funding from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

ABOUT THE 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
9
Sat
Can Casting Workshop
Mar 9 @ 9:30 am – 5:00 pm
Can Casting Workshop

Learn a simple casting method using a variety of organic materials, casting grains, and silver scraps to make wearable pieces of jewelry! Supply fee included, additional supplies available for purchase in class. 30-minute lunch break. Instructor: Kristin Landon.

Public Tours
Mar 9 @ 1:00 pm
Public Tours

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. At 2:00 p.m., the public tour focuses on the special exhibition or spotlights an area of the permanent collection.

Saturdays and Sundays
Highlights Tour at 1:00 p.m.
Exhibition/Spotlight Tour at 2:00 p.m.

Tours are free with admission.

Public Tours
Mar 9 @ 2:00 pm
Public Tours

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. At 2:00 p.m., the public tour focuses on the special exhibition or spotlights an area of the permanent collection.

Saturdays and Sundays
Highlights Tour at 1:00 p.m.
Exhibition/Spotlight Tour at 2:00 p.m.

Tours are free with admission.

Mar
10
Sun
Family 2nd Sundays
Mar 10 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Family 2nd Sundays

Drop-in on 2nd Sundays for a full day of programs designed for families.

9:00 a.m.

Family Yoga (March–October only)
Practice a pose with your little in the sculpture garden, led by Petite Yogi. Weather dependent. Ages 4+ and their grownups.

10:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

Art Museum Babies 
Join us for circle time with songs, sensory play, and a baby-friendly visit with a special work of art. Ages 0–2 and their grownups.

10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Young Artist Storytime
Begin with a story reading in Kids’ Corner followed by an interactive tour through two galleries and creating a work of art. Ages 2–6 and their grownups.

11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Lunch Bunch
Drop into the café for lunch to meet other Museum families. Enjoy kid-friendly food options, and a shared table reserved just for families. Food available for purchase. All families welcome.

1:00 p.m.

Fairy Tale Performance
Watch actor George Tietze bring a fairy tale from the special exhibition Fairy Tales to Nursery Rhymes: The Droller Collection of Picture Book Art to life in this family-friendly performance.

Noon – 3:00 p.m.

Sunday Studio
Create art together and learn about new materials and techniques from a professional teaching artist. Ages 6+ and their grownups.

Community Preschool Fair
Learn about local preschools and enrichment programs. Free.

Additional programming and performances on select 2nd Sundays.

Public Tours
Mar 10 @ 1:00 pm
Public Tours

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. At 2:00 p.m., the public tour focuses on the special exhibition or spotlights an area of the permanent collection.

Saturdays and Sundays
Highlights Tour at 1:00 p.m.
Exhibition/Spotlight Tour at 2:00 p.m.

Tours are free with admission.

Public Tours
Mar 10 @ 2:00 pm
Public Tours

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. At 2:00 p.m., the public tour focuses on the special exhibition or spotlights an area of the permanent collection.

Saturdays and Sundays
Highlights Tour at 1:00 p.m.
Exhibition/Spotlight Tour at 2:00 p.m.

Tours are free with admission.

Mar
11
Mon
Gelli Plates for Home Printing
Mar 11 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Gelli Plates for Home Printing

Experiment with this fun printing process! Gelli prints can be made at home with a reusable plate and inexpensive craft paint with unique and creative results. Supply fee included. Instructor: Caroline Coolidge Brown.

Mar
16
Sat
Your Sketchbook as a Souvenir: Capturing Your Travel Memories in Words and Watercolors
Mar 16 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Your Sketchbook as a Souvenir: Capturing Your Travel Memories in Words and Watercolors

Experience the joys of sketching on location while adding written observations of the sounds, smells and feelings you experience. Later, when you flip through your sketchbook, you will be transported back to that very moment! Weather permitting, this workshop will be held outside.

Instructor: Rosemary Connelly
1 hour lunch break
Beyond Beginner/ Intermediate

Public Tours
Mar 16 @ 1:00 pm
Public Tours

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. At 2:00 p.m., the public tour focuses on the special exhibition or spotlights an area of the permanent collection.

Saturdays and Sundays
Highlights Tour at 1:00 p.m.
Exhibition/Spotlight Tour at 2:00 p.m.

Tours are free with admission.

An Afternoon with Jerry Pinkney
Mar 16 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Book Readings and Signing
2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. 

Meet celebrated illustrator Jerry Pinkney and listen as he reads from his Caldecott-winning Lion and the Mouse. A selection of Jerry Pinkney’s books will be available for purchase from the Museum Store, or pre-register for the book hereFree after Museum admission.

Illustrator Talk
4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Award-winning artist Jerry Pinkney will discuss his career, artistic practice, and the importance of picture books.  $15 Museum Members, Educators, and Librarians, $20 Non-Members. 

Book Pre-orders

Pre-order Jerry Pinkney’s Caldecott Award Winning picture book, The Lion and the Mouse from the Museum Store. Pre-sale ends on February 28, 2019. After the end of the sale, you must purchase your book in person at the Museum Store.

All pre-orders are FINAL SALE. No refunds or cancellations will be accepted. All pre-orders must be paid for at the time of registration. A limited number of The Lion and The Mouse as well as other Pinkney books will be for sale at the store on the day of the event, subject to availability.

Public Tours
Mar 16 @ 2:00 pm
Public Tours

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. At 2:00 p.m., the public tour focuses on the special exhibition or spotlights an area of the permanent collection.

Saturdays and Sundays
Highlights Tour at 1:00 p.m.
Exhibition/Spotlight Tour at 2:00 p.m.

Tours are free with admission.

Mar
17
Sun
Public Tours
Mar 17 @ 1:00 pm
Public Tours

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. At 2:00 p.m., the public tour focuses on the special exhibition or spotlights an area of the permanent collection.

Saturdays and Sundays
Highlights Tour at 1:00 p.m.
Exhibition/Spotlight Tour at 2:00 p.m.

Tours are free with admission.

Public Tours
Mar 17 @ 2:00 pm
Public Tours

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. At 2:00 p.m., the public tour focuses on the special exhibition or spotlights an area of the permanent collection.

Saturdays and Sundays
Highlights Tour at 1:00 p.m.
Exhibition/Spotlight Tour at 2:00 p.m.

Tours are free with admission.

Mar
20
Wed
Spring Equinox Labyrinth Walk
Mar 20 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Spring Equinox Labyrinth Walk

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
23
Sat
Public Tours
Mar 23 @ 1:00 pm
Public Tours

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. At 2:00 p.m., the public tour focuses on the special exhibition or spotlights an area of the permanent collection.

Saturdays and Sundays
Highlights Tour at 1:00 p.m.
Exhibition/Spotlight Tour at 2:00 p.m.

Tours are free with admission.

Book Signing with Author Marilyn A. Bauman
Mar 23 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Meet Marilyn A. Bauman, author of Edward L. Loper Sr., The Prophet of Color. 

Public Tours
Mar 23 @ 2:00 pm
Public Tours

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. At 2:00 p.m., the public tour focuses on the special exhibition or spotlights an area of the permanent collection.

Saturdays and Sundays
Highlights Tour at 1:00 p.m.
Exhibition/Spotlight Tour at 2:00 p.m.

Tours are free with admission.

Mar
24
Sun
Public Tours
Mar 24 @ 1:00 pm
Public Tours

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. At 2:00 p.m., the public tour focuses on the special exhibition or spotlights an area of the permanent collection.

Saturdays and Sundays
Highlights Tour at 1:00 p.m.
Exhibition/Spotlight Tour at 2:00 p.m.

Tours are free with admission.

A Life in Painting with Edward Loper, Jr.
Mar 24 @ 2:00 pm

Edward Loper, Jr. Photograph by Donald Bauman.

Edward Loper, Jr. shares his memories of people, places, and his life in Wilmington through his paintings on view in The Loper Tradition.

Public Tours
Mar 24 @ 2:00 pm
Public Tours

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. At 2:00 p.m., the public tour focuses on the special exhibition or spotlights an area of the permanent collection.

Saturdays and Sundays
Highlights Tour at 1:00 p.m.
Exhibition/Spotlight Tour at 2:00 p.m.

Tours are free with admission.

Mar
28
Thu
Danny Green Trio
Mar 28 @ 8:00 pm
Danny Green Trio

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

Composer Danny Green is a rising force on the jazz scene and an award-winning Origin Records recording artist, pianist and composer. He has distinguished himself with original compositions – a vivid blend of jazz, classical, and Brazilian elements – delight critics and audiences across the country and the world.

ABOUT THE 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
30
Sat
Public Tours
Mar 30 @ 1:00 pm
Public Tours

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. At 2:00 p.m., the public tour focuses on the special exhibition or spotlights an area of the permanent collection.

Saturdays and Sundays
Highlights Tour at 1:00 p.m.
Exhibition/Spotlight Tour at 2:00 p.m.

Tours are free with admission.

Public Tours
Mar 30 @ 2:00 pm
Public Tours

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. At 2:00 p.m., the public tour focuses on the special exhibition or spotlights an area of the permanent collection.

Saturdays and Sundays
Highlights Tour at 1:00 p.m.
Exhibition/Spotlight Tour at 2:00 p.m.

Tours are free with admission.

Mar
31
Sun
Stories from the Studio
Mar 31 @ 11:00 am
Stories from the Studio

Local community members taught by Edward Loper, Sr. will share their stories and memories of the artist and his works.

Public Tours
Mar 31 @ 1:00 pm
Public Tours

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. At 2:00 p.m., the public tour focuses on the special exhibition or spotlights an area of the permanent collection.

Saturdays and Sundays
Highlights Tour at 1:00 p.m.
Exhibition/Spotlight Tour at 2:00 p.m.

Tours are free with admission.

Public Tours
Mar 31 @ 2:00 pm
Public Tours

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. At 2:00 p.m., the public tour focuses on the special exhibition or spotlights an area of the permanent collection.

Saturdays and Sundays
Highlights Tour at 1:00 p.m.
Exhibition/Spotlight Tour at 2:00 p.m.

Tours are free with admission.

Apr
1
Mon
Introduction to Classical Drawing
Apr 1 @ 9:30 pm – 12:30 pm
Introduction to Classical Drawing

Learn to draw a still life using charcoal in one day! This workshop is great for beginners or students who need a refresher.

Instructor: Roe Murray
Beginner/Beyond Beginner

Apr
5
Fri
Art is Tasty
Apr 5 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Art is Tasty

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

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
6
Sat
Book Signing with Author Sarah McBride
Apr 6 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Join us on Saturday, April 6 from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Museum Store as we celebrate the paperback release of DAM Board Member Sarah McBride’s memoir, Tomorrow Will Be Different: Love, Loss, and the Fight for Trans Equality. Sarah will be reading from her book and discussing the transformative power of fairy tales in our modern-day lives, inspired by our latest exhibition, Fairy Tales to Nursery Rhymes: The Droller Collection of Picture Book Art. We’ll cap off our afternoon with a book signing and meet-and-greet! 

Paperback copies of Tomorrow Will Be Different: Love, Loss, and the Fight for Trans Equality will be available to purchase at the Museum Store in advance and on the day of the event.

Public Tours
Apr 6 @ 1:00 pm
Public Tours

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. At 2:00 p.m., the public tour focuses on the special exhibition or spotlights an area of the permanent collection.

Saturdays and Sundays
Highlights Tour at 1:00 p.m.
Exhibition/Spotlight Tour at 2:00 p.m.

Tours are free with admission.

Public Tours
Apr 6 @ 2:00 pm
Public Tours

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. At 2:00 p.m., the public tour focuses on the special exhibition or spotlights an area of the permanent collection.

Saturdays and Sundays
Highlights Tour at 1:00 p.m.
Exhibition/Spotlight Tour at 2:00 p.m.

Tours are free with admission.

Apr
7
Sun
Stories from the Studio
Apr 7 @ 11:00 am
Stories from the Studio

Local community members taught by Edward Loper, Sr. will share their stories and memories of the artist and his works.

Public Tours
Apr 7 @ 1:00 pm
Public Tours

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. At 2:00 p.m., the public tour focuses on the special exhibition or spotlights an area of the permanent collection.

Saturdays and Sundays
Highlights Tour at 1:00 p.m.
Exhibition/Spotlight Tour at 2:00 p.m.

Tours are free with admission.

Public Tours
Apr 7 @ 2:00 pm
Public Tours

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. At 2:00 p.m., the public tour focuses on the special exhibition or spotlights an area of the permanent collection.

Saturdays and Sundays
Highlights Tour at 1:00 p.m.
Exhibition/Spotlight Tour at 2:00 p.m.

Tours are free with admission.

Apr
9
Tue
Painting in the Loper Tradition with Thomas Del Porte
Apr 9 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Painting in the Loper Tradition with Thomas Del Porte

Paint a still life using methods and techniques taught by Edward Loper, Sr. Tuesdays though May 28.

Apr
11
Thu
Inside Look
Apr 11 @ 6:00 pm

Join us for an inside look and in-depth dialogue around Ernest Lawson’s Washington Bridge, New York City.

Apr
12
Fri
Artini Workshop
Apr 12 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Artini Workshop

Unwind on a Friday night by sipping a beverage and getting in touch with your creative side. In this laid-back workshop, students will complete a painting inspired by patterns and prints from different eras. Instructor: Amanda Kamen. Must be 21 or older to participate. 

All supplies provided.

MARCH APRIL MAY

Apr
13
Sat
Public Tours
Apr 13 @ 1:00 pm
Public Tours

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. At 2:00 p.m., the public tour focuses on the special exhibition or spotlights an area of the permanent collection.

Saturdays and Sundays
Highlights Tour at 1:00 p.m.
Exhibition/Spotlight Tour at 2:00 p.m.

Tours are free with admission.