PROGRAMS & EVENTS

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
Glory of Stories
Apr 5 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Glory of Stories

Glory of Stories introduces young visitors to art and the Museum through a story reading followed by an interactive tour of relevant works of art and a studio art project. This program encourages learning through discovery, exploration, and hands-on experiences. Ages 2 and up.

April 12 Miss Rumphius illustrated by Barbara Cooney
April 19 The Princess and the Pea Eve Tharlet
April 26 George shrinks William Joyce
May 3 The Night Circus Etienne Delessert
May 10 Where the Wild Things Are Maurice Sendak
May 17 The Magic Hat Mem Fox
May 24 Sky Color Peter H. Reynolds
May 31 Louise Loves Art Kelly Light
June 7 Up in the Garden, Down in the Dirt Kate Messner
June 14 Thunder Boy Jr. Sherman Alexie
June 21 Rainbow Fish Marcus Pfister
June 28 Starring Carmen! Anika Denise
July 5 Quest Aaron Becker
July 12 Spicy Hot Colors: Colores Picantes, Sherry Shahan
July 19 Pool Jihyeon Lee
July 26 Drum Dream Girl Margarita Engle
August 2 Planting a Rainbow Lois Ehlert
August 9 Flyaway Katie Polly Dunbar
August 16 Shiver Me Letters June Sobel
August 23 Rosie Revere Engineer Andrea Beaty
August 30 The Great Paper Caper Oliver Jeffers
September 6 Go, Shapes, Go! Denise Fleming
September 13 Chameleon’s Colors Chisato Tashiro
September 20 Swirl by swirl Joyce Sidman
September 27 Little Blue and Little Yellow Leo Lionni
October 4 Dear Mr. Blueberry  Simon James
October 11 The Tiny Seed Eric Carle
October 18 Where the Wild Things Are Maurice Sendak
October 25 Ghosts in the House! Kazuno Kohara
November 1 The Little Yellow Leaf Carin Berger
November 8 Zin! Zin! Zin! A Violin Marjorie Priceman
November 15 Babar’s Museum of Art Laurent De Brunhoff
November 22 Thank You, Omu Oge Mora
November 29 The Princess Knight Cornelia Funke
December 6 Not a Box Antoinette Portis
December 13 Art and Max David Wiesner
December 20 Journey Aaron Becker
December 27 Regina’s Big Mistake Marissa Moss

Group tour reservations are required for groups of 10 or more children.

Group Reservations

Chaperone guidelines and admission rates apply to reserved group tours. Click here for more information.

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).

2019 Topics

January 4: Stand Away From the Girl!, N.C. Wyeth | Register

February 1Absalom Jones, Raphaelle Peale | Register

March 1: Lady Lilith, Dante Gabriel Rossetti | Register

April 5: TBD (Selection from Fairy Tales to Nursery Rhymes.)

May 3: TBD (Talk comparing works by Loper, Jr. and Loper, Sr.) | Register

June 7: Genius of Art and Genius of Literature, Howard Pyle | Register

August 2: Two Seated Figures, Charles Cajori

September 6: Spring and Autumn, Lydia Field Emmet

October 4: Three Rectangles Horizontal Jointed Gyratory III, George Rickey

November 1: TBD

December 6: Mandala, Gregory Gillespie

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
Conversations with Women Making a Difference in Delaware
Apr 11 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Conversations with Women Making a Difference in Delaware

Join us at the Delaware Art Museum on April 11 for the second in series of “Conversations with Women Making a Difference in Delaware: Claiming our Seat at the Table.”

Carol Arnott-Robbins, founder of NEWS4Women, will facilitate a panel discussion followed by a Q&A session. Topics will include career highlights, life stories, and hard-earned wisdom from these three influential women. The three April panelists include:

Michelle A. Taylor is President and Chief Executive Officer of United Way of Delaware. She works across all sectors of the community to include private, public, and corporate sectors — and particularly the communities that are being served — to improve conditions to strengthen Delaware. As a career non-profit professional, Michelle’s proven leadership brings a high level of business and management skills, and she is effective at generating resources and financial support for organizations. She is dedicated to shared and measurable goals for the common good: creating, resourcing, scaling, and leveraging strategies for large investment and impact. She is a board member of several professional organizations and agencies.

Renata B. Kowalczyk is the new Managing Director for Wilmington Renaissance Corporation. She has more than twenty years of experience in strategic partnership building, change management, operations, organizational learning and development, management consulting, and community and economic development. Prior to joining WRC, she was an Executive Director at JPMorgan Chase. In 1991, Renata came to the U.S. from then-communist Poland, two days after the collapse of the Berlin Wall. Since then she has lived and worked in New York City, Washington, DC, and the greater Seattle area. She is a Founder with the Delaware Fund for Women and serves on the Boards of Delaware Shakespeare and the Rodney Square Conservancy. She’s also active in the Rotary Club of Wilmington and is an Angel Investor with the national Pipeline Angels network.

Kyle Evans Gay, Esq. is an attorney at the law firm of Connolly Gallagher LLP. Her practice focuses on commercial litigation and government law. Prior to entering private practice, Kyle served as a law clerk in the Delaware Superior Court and worked at the Delaware Department of Justice as a law clerk and a Deputy Attorney General in the Appeals Division. She is active in the Delaware State Bar Association, and she volunteers with the Office of the Child Advocate. Governor Carney appointed Kyle to Delaware’s Public Integrity Commission, which administers ethics and financial disclosure laws. She is a Founder of the Delaware Fund for Women and serves as the President of Spur Impact Association, a Wilmington-based nonprofit focused on engaging young professionals. She is President-Elect of the Junior League of Wilmington.

Bring your friends — and bring the men in your life — to this fun and inspirational evening.

The event is jointly sponsored by Blue Blaze Associates and NEWS4Women.

The third and final 2018 date for the series of “Conversations with Women Making a Difference in Delaware” will be hosted by Delaware Art Museum on October 10, 2019. All programs will run from 5:30 – 7:30 pm.

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
Glory of Stories
Apr 12 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Glory of Stories

Glory of Stories introduces young visitors to art and the Museum through a story reading followed by an interactive tour of relevant works of art and a studio art project. This program encourages learning through discovery, exploration, and hands-on experiences. Ages 2 and up.

April 12 Miss Rumphius illustrated by Barbara Cooney
April 19 The Princess and the Pea Eve Tharlet
April 26 George shrinks William Joyce
May 3 The Night Circus Etienne Delessert
May 10 Where the Wild Things Are Maurice Sendak
May 17 The Magic Hat Mem Fox
May 24 Sky Color Peter H. Reynolds
May 31 Louise Loves Art Kelly Light
June 7 Up in the Garden, Down in the Dirt Kate Messner
June 14 Thunder Boy Jr. Sherman Alexie
June 21 Rainbow Fish Marcus Pfister
June 28 Starring Carmen! Anika Denise
July 5 Quest Aaron Becker
July 12 Spicy Hot Colors: Colores Picantes, Sherry Shahan
July 19 Pool Jihyeon Lee
July 26 Drum Dream Girl Margarita Engle
August 2 Planting a Rainbow Lois Ehlert
August 9 Flyaway Katie Polly Dunbar
August 16 Shiver Me Letters June Sobel
August 23 Rosie Revere Engineer Andrea Beaty
August 30 The Great Paper Caper Oliver Jeffers
September 6 Go, Shapes, Go! Denise Fleming
September 13 Chameleon’s Colors Chisato Tashiro
September 20 Swirl by swirl Joyce Sidman
September 27 Little Blue and Little Yellow Leo Lionni
October 4 Dear Mr. Blueberry  Simon James
October 11 The Tiny Seed Eric Carle
October 18 Where the Wild Things Are Maurice Sendak
October 25 Ghosts in the House! Kazuno Kohara
November 1 The Little Yellow Leaf Carin Berger
November 8 Zin! Zin! Zin! A Violin Marjorie Priceman
November 15 Babar’s Museum of Art Laurent De Brunhoff
November 22 Thank You, Omu Oge Mora
November 29 The Princess Knight Cornelia Funke
December 6 Not a Box Antoinette Portis
December 13 Art and Max David Wiesner
December 20 Journey Aaron Becker
December 27 Regina’s Big Mistake Marissa Moss

Group tour reservations are required for groups of 10 or more children.

Group Reservations

Chaperone guidelines and admission rates apply to reserved group tours. Click here for more information.

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

Clay Date
Apr 12 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Clay Date

Mix, mingle, and get a little messy in the Museum’s ceramics studio! Enjoy beer, wine, and light snacks. Participants will experiment with clay and complete a functional piece of pottery that the Museum will glaze.

No experience necessary. Must be 21 or older to participate. Instructor: Peter Morgan. 

MAY JUNE JULY AUGUST

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.

Public Tours
Apr 13 @ 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
14
Sun
Family 2nd Sundays
Apr 14 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

Drop-in on second Sundays for a full day of programs designed for families. Additional programming and performances on select 2nd Sundays.

9:00 a.m. Ages 4+ and their grownups.
Family Yoga Practice a pose with your little in the sculpture garden, led by Petite Yogi. Weather dependent. March–October only.

10:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Ages 0–2 and their grownups.
Art Museum BabiesJoin us for circle time with songs, sensory play, and a baby-friendly visit with a special work of art.

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. All families.
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.

Noon – 3:00 p.m. Ages 6+ and their grownups.
Sunday Studio – Create art together and learn about new materials and techniques from a professional teaching artist.

Additional Programming

Sunday, June 9

1:00 p.m. All families.
Pirate Stories performance.

Family 2nd Sundays are sponsored by the Museum Council.
Museum Store: Book Signing and Presentation
Apr 14 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Author Ilona Holland and illustrator Judy Love will talk about their collaboration on The Lost Locket of Lewes, a book for young readers. Recent winner of the first place award in children’s fiction given by the Delaware Press Association, the story centers on a girl and boy who discover a locket on the beach at Lewes. The locket transports them to the Lewes of 1893. Curator of Illustration Mary F. Holahan will give a short presentation on the history of children’s illustrated literature.

The Lost Locket of Lewes will be available in the Museum store. After the talk, the author and illustrator will sign books for visitors. Pre-signed copies will be available in the Museum store.

Public Tours
Apr 14 @ 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.

Inside Look
Apr 14 @ 2:00 pm

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

Public Tours
Apr 14 @ 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
19
Fri
Glory of Stories
Apr 19 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Glory of Stories

Glory of Stories introduces young visitors to art and the Museum through a story reading followed by an interactive tour of relevant works of art and a studio art project. This program encourages learning through discovery, exploration, and hands-on experiences. Ages 2 and up.

April 12 Miss Rumphius illustrated by Barbara Cooney
April 19 The Princess and the Pea Eve Tharlet
April 26 George shrinks William Joyce
May 3 The Night Circus Etienne Delessert
May 10 Where the Wild Things Are Maurice Sendak
May 17 The Magic Hat Mem Fox
May 24 Sky Color Peter H. Reynolds
May 31 Louise Loves Art Kelly Light
June 7 Up in the Garden, Down in the Dirt Kate Messner
June 14 Thunder Boy Jr. Sherman Alexie
June 21 Rainbow Fish Marcus Pfister
June 28 Starring Carmen! Anika Denise
July 5 Quest Aaron Becker
July 12 Spicy Hot Colors: Colores Picantes, Sherry Shahan
July 19 Pool Jihyeon Lee
July 26 Drum Dream Girl Margarita Engle
August 2 Planting a Rainbow Lois Ehlert
August 9 Flyaway Katie Polly Dunbar
August 16 Shiver Me Letters June Sobel
August 23 Rosie Revere Engineer Andrea Beaty
August 30 The Great Paper Caper Oliver Jeffers
September 6 Go, Shapes, Go! Denise Fleming
September 13 Chameleon’s Colors Chisato Tashiro
September 20 Swirl by swirl Joyce Sidman
September 27 Little Blue and Little Yellow Leo Lionni
October 4 Dear Mr. Blueberry  Simon James
October 11 The Tiny Seed Eric Carle
October 18 Where the Wild Things Are Maurice Sendak
October 25 Ghosts in the House! Kazuno Kohara
November 1 The Little Yellow Leaf Carin Berger
November 8 Zin! Zin! Zin! A Violin Marjorie Priceman
November 15 Babar’s Museum of Art Laurent De Brunhoff
November 22 Thank You, Omu Oge Mora
November 29 The Princess Knight Cornelia Funke
December 6 Not a Box Antoinette Portis
December 13 Art and Max David Wiesner
December 20 Journey Aaron Becker
December 27 Regina’s Big Mistake Marissa Moss

Group tour reservations are required for groups of 10 or more children.

Group Reservations

Chaperone guidelines and admission rates apply to reserved group tours. Click here for more information.

Apr
20
Sat
Public Tours
Apr 20 @ 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 20 @ 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
21
Sun
Public Tours
Apr 21 @ 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 21 @ 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
25
Thu
DelArt Readers: Book Club
Apr 25 @ 6:00 pm

Join the DelArt Readers, a community-led book club passionate about art-inspired literature. Visit the links below for monthly selections. RSVP encouraged, but not required. Email ejarvis@delart.org.

February 28

Museums and Memorials

Join Christopher Tharp, University of Delaware PhD candidate, as he discusses excerpts of his thesis and leads conversation around art that is charged with cultural memory. There are four articles we will read in anticipation of this meeting which center around public art, memorial sites, and 9/11. RSVP for articles.

March 28

Color – A Natural History of the Palette

by Victoria Finlay (nonfiction)

Amazon

April 25

There’s a Mystery There – the primal vision of Maurice Sendak

by Jonathan Cott (nonfiction)

Available for purchase in the Museum Store.

May 30

The Last Painting of Sara de Vos

by Dominic Smith (fiction)

Amazon

June 27

Edward L. Loper Sr., The Prophet of Color

by Marilyn A. Bauman (nonfiction)

No typical meeting. Please come attend Friends of Loper Happy Hour and Conversation. Book available for purchase in the Museum Store.

July 25

Moon & Sixpence

by Somerset Maughan (fiction)

Amazon

August 29

The Youngest Doll

by Rosario Ferré and Jean Franco

Amazon

September 26

Oil and Marble: a novel of Leonardo and Michelangelo

by Stephanie Storey (fiction)

Amazon

October 24

Becoming

by Michelle Obama

Amazon

November 21

The Art of Rivalry: four friendships, betrayals, and breakthroughs in  Modern Art

Sebastian Smee (nonfiction)

Amazon

December

No meeting

 

Apr
26
Fri
Glory of Stories
Apr 26 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Glory of Stories

Glory of Stories introduces young visitors to art and the Museum through a story reading followed by an interactive tour of relevant works of art and a studio art project. This program encourages learning through discovery, exploration, and hands-on experiences. Ages 2 and up.

April 12 Miss Rumphius illustrated by Barbara Cooney
April 19 The Princess and the Pea Eve Tharlet
April 26 George shrinks William Joyce
May 3 The Night Circus Etienne Delessert
May 10 Where the Wild Things Are Maurice Sendak
May 17 The Magic Hat Mem Fox
May 24 Sky Color Peter H. Reynolds
May 31 Louise Loves Art Kelly Light
June 7 Up in the Garden, Down in the Dirt Kate Messner
June 14 Thunder Boy Jr. Sherman Alexie
June 21 Rainbow Fish Marcus Pfister
June 28 Starring Carmen! Anika Denise
July 5 Quest Aaron Becker
July 12 Spicy Hot Colors: Colores Picantes, Sherry Shahan
July 19 Pool Jihyeon Lee
July 26 Drum Dream Girl Margarita Engle
August 2 Planting a Rainbow Lois Ehlert
August 9 Flyaway Katie Polly Dunbar
August 16 Shiver Me Letters June Sobel
August 23 Rosie Revere Engineer Andrea Beaty
August 30 The Great Paper Caper Oliver Jeffers
September 6 Go, Shapes, Go! Denise Fleming
September 13 Chameleon’s Colors Chisato Tashiro
September 20 Swirl by swirl Joyce Sidman
September 27 Little Blue and Little Yellow Leo Lionni
October 4 Dear Mr. Blueberry  Simon James
October 11 The Tiny Seed Eric Carle
October 18 Where the Wild Things Are Maurice Sendak
October 25 Ghosts in the House! Kazuno Kohara
November 1 The Little Yellow Leaf Carin Berger
November 8 Zin! Zin! Zin! A Violin Marjorie Priceman
November 15 Babar’s Museum of Art Laurent De Brunhoff
November 22 Thank You, Omu Oge Mora
November 29 The Princess Knight Cornelia Funke
December 6 Not a Box Antoinette Portis
December 13 Art and Max David Wiesner
December 20 Journey Aaron Becker
December 27 Regina’s Big Mistake Marissa Moss

Group tour reservations are required for groups of 10 or more children.

Group Reservations

Chaperone guidelines and admission rates apply to reserved group tours. Click here for more information.

Apr
27
Sat
Demystifying Soldering
Apr 27 @ 9:30 am – 4:00 pm
Demystifying Soldering

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!

Instructor: Caryn L. Hetherston
30-minute lunch break

Public Tours
Apr 27 @ 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 27 @ 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
28
Sun
Demystifying Soldering
Apr 28 @ 9:30 am – 4:00 pm
Demystifying Soldering

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!

Instructor: Caryn L. Hetherston
30-minute lunch break

Public Tours
Apr 28 @ 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.

Mirrors and Windows: Diversity in Children’s Literature
Apr 28 @ 2:00 pm

Educational consultant Dr. Tonya Leslie will explore the historical lack of diversity in children’s literature and suggest a framework for moving forward.

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

Public Tours
Apr 28 @ 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.

May
2
Thu
Pyxis Piano Quartet: Masterpieces of Color and Sound
May 2 @ 7:30 pm
Pyxis Piano Quartet: Masterpieces of Color and Sound @ Delaware Art Museum

Concluding the 10th anniversary season, Pyxis plays vivid works by Beethoven and Brahms and a newly commissioned piece by Wilmington composer David Schelat
7:30 p.m.: Heather Campbell Coyle, Curator talk | 8:00 p.m.: Pyxis Concert

David Schelat – A new composition for Pyxis
Ludwig van Beethoven – String Quartet in E-flat Major, Op. 74, “Harp”
Johannes Brahms – Piano Quintet in F minor, Op. 34

About Pyxis Piano Quartet

Pyxis Piano Quartet performs chamber concerts that include works from the sonata, duo, and trio repertoire as well as traditional and contemporary masterpieces for piano quartet.

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

Each concert begins with a short curator talk exploring connections with the collection.  The Thronson Café serves drinks and light fare before each concert; coffee and desserts are served at intermission.

Learn more.

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.

May
3
Fri
Glory of Stories
May 3 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Glory of Stories

Glory of Stories introduces young visitors to art and the Museum through a story reading followed by an interactive tour of relevant works of art and a studio art project. This program encourages learning through discovery, exploration, and hands-on experiences. Ages 2 and up.

April 12 Miss Rumphius illustrated by Barbara Cooney
April 19 The Princess and the Pea Eve Tharlet
April 26 George shrinks William Joyce
May 3 The Night Circus Etienne Delessert
May 10 Where the Wild Things Are Maurice Sendak
May 17 The Magic Hat Mem Fox
May 24 Sky Color Peter H. Reynolds
May 31 Louise Loves Art Kelly Light
June 7 Up in the Garden, Down in the Dirt Kate Messner
June 14 Thunder Boy Jr. Sherman Alexie
June 21 Rainbow Fish Marcus Pfister
June 28 Starring Carmen! Anika Denise
July 5 Quest Aaron Becker
July 12 Spicy Hot Colors: Colores Picantes, Sherry Shahan
July 19 Pool Jihyeon Lee
July 26 Drum Dream Girl Margarita Engle
August 2 Planting a Rainbow Lois Ehlert
August 9 Flyaway Katie Polly Dunbar
August 16 Shiver Me Letters June Sobel
August 23 Rosie Revere Engineer Andrea Beaty
August 30 The Great Paper Caper Oliver Jeffers
September 6 Go, Shapes, Go! Denise Fleming
September 13 Chameleon’s Colors Chisato Tashiro
September 20 Swirl by swirl Joyce Sidman
September 27 Little Blue and Little Yellow Leo Lionni
October 4 Dear Mr. Blueberry  Simon James
October 11 The Tiny Seed Eric Carle
October 18 Where the Wild Things Are Maurice Sendak
October 25 Ghosts in the House! Kazuno Kohara
November 1 The Little Yellow Leaf Carin Berger
November 8 Zin! Zin! Zin! A Violin Marjorie Priceman
November 15 Babar’s Museum of Art Laurent De Brunhoff
November 22 Thank You, Omu Oge Mora
November 29 The Princess Knight Cornelia Funke
December 6 Not a Box Antoinette Portis
December 13 Art and Max David Wiesner
December 20 Journey Aaron Becker
December 27 Regina’s Big Mistake Marissa Moss

Group tour reservations are required for groups of 10 or more children.

Group Reservations

Chaperone guidelines and admission rates apply to reserved group tours. Click here for more information.

Art is Tasty
May 3 @ 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).

2019 Topics

January 4: Stand Away From the Girl!, N.C. Wyeth | Register

February 1Absalom Jones, Raphaelle Peale | Register

March 1: Lady Lilith, Dante Gabriel Rossetti | Register

April 5: TBD (Selection from Fairy Tales to Nursery Rhymes.)

May 3: TBD (Talk comparing works by Loper, Jr. and Loper, Sr.) | Register

June 7: Genius of Art and Genius of Literature, Howard Pyle | Register

August 2: Two Seated Figures, Charles Cajori

September 6: Spring and Autumn, Lydia Field Emmet

October 4: Three Rectangles Horizontal Jointed Gyratory III, George Rickey

November 1: TBD

December 6: Mandala, Gregory Gillespie

May
4
Sat
World Labyrinth Day & Cathedral Choir Performance
May 4 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
World Labyrinth Day & Cathedral Choir Performance

Museum Performance: 12:00 p.m.
Labyrinth Performance & Walk: 1:00 p.m.

Join us as we “Walk as One at 1!” World Labyrinth Day is celebrated around the world on the first Saturday in May. It is a day designated to bring people from all over the planet together in celebration of the labyrinth as a symbol and tool for healing and peace. The Cathedral Choir will perform in the Museum at noon and in the labyrinth at the beginning of the walk at 1:00 p.m.

Public Tours
May 4 @ 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
May 4 @ 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.

May
5
Sun
Stories from the Studio
May 5 @ 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
May 5 @ 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
May 5 @ 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.

May
10
Fri
Glory of Stories
May 10 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Glory of Stories

Glory of Stories introduces young visitors to art and the Museum through a story reading followed by an interactive tour of relevant works of art and a studio art project. This program encourages learning through discovery, exploration, and hands-on experiences. Ages 2 and up.

April 12 Miss Rumphius illustrated by Barbara Cooney
April 19 The Princess and the Pea Eve Tharlet
April 26 George shrinks William Joyce
May 3 The Night Circus Etienne Delessert
May 10 Where the Wild Things Are Maurice Sendak
May 17 The Magic Hat Mem Fox
May 24 Sky Color Peter H. Reynolds
May 31 Louise Loves Art Kelly Light
June 7 Up in the Garden, Down in the Dirt Kate Messner
June 14 Thunder Boy Jr. Sherman Alexie
June 21 Rainbow Fish Marcus Pfister
June 28 Starring Carmen! Anika Denise
July 5 Quest Aaron Becker
July 12 Spicy Hot Colors: Colores Picantes, Sherry Shahan
July 19 Pool Jihyeon Lee
July 26 Drum Dream Girl Margarita Engle
August 2 Planting a Rainbow Lois Ehlert
August 9 Flyaway Katie Polly Dunbar
August 16 Shiver Me Letters June Sobel
August 23 Rosie Revere Engineer Andrea Beaty
August 30 The Great Paper Caper Oliver Jeffers
September 6 Go, Shapes, Go! Denise Fleming
September 13 Chameleon’s Colors Chisato Tashiro
September 20 Swirl by swirl Joyce Sidman
September 27 Little Blue and Little Yellow Leo Lionni
October 4 Dear Mr. Blueberry  Simon James
October 11 The Tiny Seed Eric Carle
October 18 Where the Wild Things Are Maurice Sendak
October 25 Ghosts in the House! Kazuno Kohara
November 1 The Little Yellow Leaf Carin Berger
November 8 Zin! Zin! Zin! A Violin Marjorie Priceman
November 15 Babar’s Museum of Art Laurent De Brunhoff
November 22 Thank You, Omu Oge Mora
November 29 The Princess Knight Cornelia Funke
December 6 Not a Box Antoinette Portis
December 13 Art and Max David Wiesner
December 20 Journey Aaron Becker
December 27 Regina’s Big Mistake Marissa Moss

Group tour reservations are required for groups of 10 or more children.

Group Reservations

Chaperone guidelines and admission rates apply to reserved group tours. Click here for more information.

Artini Workshop
May 10 @ 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

Clay Date
May 10 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Clay Date

Mix, mingle, and get a little messy in the Museum’s ceramics studio! Enjoy beer, wine, and light snacks. Participants will experiment with clay and complete a functional piece of pottery that the Museum will glaze.

No experience necessary. Must be 21 or older to participate. Instructor: Peter Morgan. 

MAY JUNE JULY AUGUST

May
11
Sat
Public Tours
May 11 @ 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
May 11 @ 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.

May
12
Sun
Family 2nd Sundays
May 12 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

Drop-in on second Sundays for a full day of programs designed for families. Additional programming and performances on select 2nd Sundays.

9:00 a.m. Ages 4+ and their grownups.
Family Yoga Practice a pose with your little in the sculpture garden, led by Petite Yogi. Weather dependent. March–October only.

10:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Ages 0–2 and their grownups.
Art Museum BabiesJoin us for circle time with songs, sensory play, and a baby-friendly visit with a special work of art.

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. All families.
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.

Noon – 3:00 p.m. Ages 6+ and their grownups.
Sunday Studio – Create art together and learn about new materials and techniques from a professional teaching artist.

Additional Programming

Sunday, June 9

1:00 p.m. All families.
Pirate Stories performance.

Family 2nd Sundays are sponsored by the Museum Council.
Public Tours
May 12 @ 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
May 12 @ 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.

May
13
Mon
Delaware Art Museum Council Bus Trip: The Met Cloisters in New York City
May 13 all-day
Delaware Art Museum Council Bus Trip: The Met Cloisters in New York City

SOLD OUT

You are invited to join us for a day at The Met Cloisters, located on four acres overlooking the Hudson River in northern Manhattan’s Fort Tryon Park.  This branch of the Museum is dedicated to the art, architecture, and gardens of medieval Europe. Deriving its name from the medieval cloisters that form the core of the building, it presents a harmonious and evocative setting for more than 2,000 exceptional artworks and architectural elements from the medieval West. The tour will be followed by lunch on your own at the Museum or nearby restaurants, and time to explore the museum and/or gardens on your own before our departure.

Itinerary:

7:00   a.m.        Depart promptly from Delaware Art Museum
10:20 a.m.        Arrive at The Met Cloisters (*)
11:00 a.m.        Docent-led “Highlights” tour of The Met Cloisters
12:00 p.m.        Dining on your own; tour gardens/museum
4:30  p.m.      Depart for Delaware Art Museum
8:00  p.m.        Arrive to Delaware Art Museum (*)
*Please note: Arrival times are approximate and may be affected by traffic, weather, etc.

Payment: Checks Only.  Payment is due no later than April 19, 2019

Delaware Art Museum Members $100
Those who are not yet Members $110  

Reservation fee includes transportation, discounted admission, docent fees, and beverages, light snack, wine on return trip, and driver’s gratuity.

RESERVATIONS: All reservations are confirmed in order of receipt of payment. Checks (made payable to Delaware Art Museum Council) may be mailed to the address below.  *No refund unless another passenger can take your place or trip is cancelled. (* Please submit name and contact info of substitute to Susan Grossman @ sbg415@comcast.net.)

Please complete the registration form and return with payment to:
Susan Grossman  1702 N Park Drive  Apt 58   Wilmington, DE 19806-2177

Questions? Contact Susan Grossman at sbg415@comcast.net or 302.256.0740.

May
16
Thu
Annual Members Meeting
May 16 @ 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 9.

May
17
Fri
Glory of Stories
May 17 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Glory of Stories

Glory of Stories introduces young visitors to art and the Museum through a story reading followed by an interactive tour of relevant works of art and a studio art project. This program encourages learning through discovery, exploration, and hands-on experiences. Ages 2 and up.

April 12 Miss Rumphius illustrated by Barbara Cooney
April 19 The Princess and the Pea Eve Tharlet
April 26 George shrinks William Joyce
May 3 The Night Circus Etienne Delessert
May 10 Where the Wild Things Are Maurice Sendak
May 17 The Magic Hat Mem Fox
May 24 Sky Color Peter H. Reynolds
May 31 Louise Loves Art Kelly Light
June 7 Up in the Garden, Down in the Dirt Kate Messner
June 14 Thunder Boy Jr. Sherman Alexie
June 21 Rainbow Fish Marcus Pfister
June 28 Starring Carmen! Anika Denise
July 5 Quest Aaron Becker
July 12 Spicy Hot Colors: Colores Picantes, Sherry Shahan
July 19 Pool Jihyeon Lee
July 26 Drum Dream Girl Margarita Engle
August 2 Planting a Rainbow Lois Ehlert
August 9 Flyaway Katie Polly Dunbar
August 16 Shiver Me Letters June Sobel
August 23 Rosie Revere Engineer Andrea Beaty
August 30 The Great Paper Caper Oliver Jeffers
September 6 Go, Shapes, Go! Denise Fleming
September 13 Chameleon’s Colors Chisato Tashiro
September 20 Swirl by swirl Joyce Sidman
September 27 Little Blue and Little Yellow Leo Lionni
October 4 Dear Mr. Blueberry  Simon James
October 11 The Tiny Seed Eric Carle
October 18 Where the Wild Things Are Maurice Sendak
October 25 Ghosts in the House! Kazuno Kohara
November 1 The Little Yellow Leaf Carin Berger
November 8 Zin! Zin! Zin! A Violin Marjorie Priceman
November 15 Babar’s Museum of Art Laurent De Brunhoff
November 22 Thank You, Omu Oge Mora
November 29 The Princess Knight Cornelia Funke
December 6 Not a Box Antoinette Portis
December 13 Art and Max David Wiesner
December 20 Journey Aaron Becker
December 27 Regina’s Big Mistake Marissa Moss

Group tour reservations are required for groups of 10 or more children.

Group Reservations

Chaperone guidelines and admission rates apply to reserved group tours. Click here for more information.

May
18
Sat
Public Tours
May 18 @ 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
May 18 @ 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.

May
19
Sun
Public Tours
May 19 @ 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
May 19 @ 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.

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

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.

Large party seating may be reserved for a fee and Happy Hour snacks for your group may be preordered by calling Lauren McMahon, Event Coordinator at 302.351.8530. A limited number of lawn chairs may be rented for $5 each, or two for $5 for Museum Members.

Adult Art Projects

Thursdays, June 13, July 11 and August 8
5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Join your friends for quick adult art projects on the 2nd Thursday of the summer months. Projects may be completed in 30 minutes or less, created while you enjoy your Happy Hour beverages and live music on the Terrace, and your finished projects will go home with you that evening.

Art Projects are $5 for Members $7 for Non-Members.  Walk-ups welcome.     

Sponsor

Happy Hours are sponsored by Gordon, Fournaris & Mammarella, P.A.

May
24
Fri
Glory of Stories
May 24 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Glory of Stories

Glory of Stories introduces young visitors to art and the Museum through a story reading followed by an interactive tour of relevant works of art and a studio art project. This program encourages learning through discovery, exploration, and hands-on experiences. Ages 2 and up.

April 12 Miss Rumphius illustrated by Barbara Cooney
April 19 The Princess and the Pea Eve Tharlet
April 26 George shrinks William Joyce
May 3 The Night Circus Etienne Delessert
May 10 Where the Wild Things Are Maurice Sendak
May 17 The Magic Hat Mem Fox
May 24 Sky Color Peter H. Reynolds
May 31 Louise Loves Art Kelly Light
June 7 Up in the Garden, Down in the Dirt Kate Messner
June 14 Thunder Boy Jr. Sherman Alexie
June 21 Rainbow Fish Marcus Pfister
June 28 Starring Carmen! Anika Denise
July 5 Quest Aaron Becker
July 12 Spicy Hot Colors: Colores Picantes, Sherry Shahan
July 19 Pool Jihyeon Lee
July 26 Drum Dream Girl Margarita Engle
August 2 Planting a Rainbow Lois Ehlert
August 9 Flyaway Katie Polly Dunbar
August 16 Shiver Me Letters June Sobel
August 23 Rosie Revere Engineer Andrea Beaty
August 30 The Great Paper Caper Oliver Jeffers
September 6 Go, Shapes, Go! Denise Fleming
September 13 Chameleon’s Colors Chisato Tashiro
September 20 Swirl by swirl Joyce Sidman
September 27 Little Blue and Little Yellow Leo Lionni
October 4 Dear Mr. Blueberry  Simon James
October 11 The Tiny Seed Eric Carle
October 18 Where the Wild Things Are Maurice Sendak
October 25 Ghosts in the House! Kazuno Kohara
November 1 The Little Yellow Leaf Carin Berger
November 8 Zin! Zin! Zin! A Violin Marjorie Priceman
November 15 Babar’s Museum of Art Laurent De Brunhoff
November 22 Thank You, Omu Oge Mora
November 29 The Princess Knight Cornelia Funke
December 6 Not a Box Antoinette Portis
December 13 Art and Max David Wiesner
December 20 Journey Aaron Becker
December 27 Regina’s Big Mistake Marissa Moss

Group tour reservations are required for groups of 10 or more children.

Group Reservations

Chaperone guidelines and admission rates apply to reserved group tours. Click here for more information.

May
25
Sat
Public Tours
May 25 @ 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
May 25 @ 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.

May
26
Sun
Public Tours
May 26 @ 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
May 26 @ 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.

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

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.

Large party seating may be reserved for a fee and Happy Hour snacks for your group may be preordered by calling Lauren McMahon, Event Coordinator at 302.351.8530. A limited number of lawn chairs may be rented for $5 each, or two for $5 for Museum Members.

Adult Art Projects

Thursdays, June 13, July 11 and August 8
5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Join your friends for quick adult art projects on the 2nd Thursday of the summer months. Projects may be completed in 30 minutes or less, created while you enjoy your Happy Hour beverages and live music on the Terrace, and your finished projects will go home with you that evening.

Art Projects are $5 for Members $7 for Non-Members.  Walk-ups welcome.     

Sponsor

Happy Hours are sponsored by Gordon, Fournaris & Mammarella, P.A.

DelArt Readers: Book Club
May 30 @ 6:00 pm

Join the DelArt Readers, a community-led book club passionate about art-inspired literature. Visit the links below for monthly selections. RSVP encouraged, but not required. Email ejarvis@delart.org.

February 28

Museums and Memorials

Join Christopher Tharp, University of Delaware PhD candidate, as he discusses excerpts of his thesis and leads conversation around art that is charged with cultural memory. There are four articles we will read in anticipation of this meeting which center around public art, memorial sites, and 9/11. RSVP for articles.

March 28

Color – A Natural History of the Palette

by Victoria Finlay (nonfiction)

Amazon

April 25

There’s a Mystery There – the primal vision of Maurice Sendak

by Jonathan Cott (nonfiction)

Available for purchase in the Museum Store.

May 30

The Last Painting of Sara de Vos

by Dominic Smith (fiction)

Amazon

June 27

Edward L. Loper Sr., The Prophet of Color

by Marilyn A. Bauman (nonfiction)

No typical meeting. Please come attend Friends of Loper Happy Hour and Conversation. Book available for purchase in the Museum Store.

July 25

Moon & Sixpence

by Somerset Maughan (fiction)

Amazon

August 29

The Youngest Doll

by Rosario Ferré and Jean Franco

Amazon

September 26

Oil and Marble: a novel of Leonardo and Michelangelo

by Stephanie Storey (fiction)

Amazon

October 24

Becoming

by Michelle Obama

Amazon

November 21

The Art of Rivalry: four friendships, betrayals, and breakthroughs in  Modern Art

Sebastian Smee (nonfiction)

Amazon

December

No meeting

 

May
31
Fri
Glory of Stories
May 31 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Glory of Stories

Glory of Stories introduces young visitors to art and the Museum through a story reading followed by an interactive tour of relevant works of art and a studio art project. This program encourages learning through discovery, exploration, and hands-on experiences. Ages 2 and up.

April 12 Miss Rumphius illustrated by Barbara Cooney
April 19 The Princess and the Pea Eve Tharlet
April 26 George shrinks William Joyce
May 3 The Night Circus Etienne Delessert
May 10 Where the Wild Things Are Maurice Sendak
May 17 The Magic Hat Mem Fox
May 24 Sky Color Peter H. Reynolds
May 31 Louise Loves Art Kelly Light
June 7 Up in the Garden, Down in the Dirt Kate Messner
June 14 Thunder Boy Jr. Sherman Alexie
June 21 Rainbow Fish Marcus Pfister
June 28 Starring Carmen! Anika Denise
July 5 Quest Aaron Becker
July 12 Spicy Hot Colors: Colores Picantes, Sherry Shahan
July 19 Pool Jihyeon Lee
July 26 Drum Dream Girl Margarita Engle
August 2 Planting a Rainbow Lois Ehlert
August 9 Flyaway Katie Polly Dunbar
August 16 Shiver Me Letters June Sobel
August 23 Rosie Revere Engineer Andrea Beaty
August 30 The Great Paper Caper Oliver Jeffers
September 6 Go, Shapes, Go! Denise Fleming
September 13 Chameleon’s Colors Chisato Tashiro
September 20 Swirl by swirl Joyce Sidman
September 27 Little Blue and Little Yellow Leo Lionni
October 4 Dear Mr. Blueberry  Simon James
October 11 The Tiny Seed Eric Carle
October 18 Where the Wild Things Are Maurice Sendak
October 25 Ghosts in the House! Kazuno Kohara
November 1 The Little Yellow Leaf Carin Berger
November 8 Zin! Zin! Zin! A Violin Marjorie Priceman
November 15 Babar’s Museum of Art Laurent De Brunhoff
November 22 Thank You, Omu Oge Mora
November 29 The Princess Knight Cornelia Funke
December 6 Not a Box Antoinette Portis
December 13 Art and Max David Wiesner
December 20 Journey Aaron Becker
December 27 Regina’s Big Mistake Marissa Moss

Group tour reservations are required for groups of 10 or more children.

Group Reservations

Chaperone guidelines and admission rates apply to reserved group tours. Click here for more information.

Backyard Bash
May 31 @ 6:00 pm – 9:30 pm

The Museum’s annual outdoor event returns with more sounds, food, art, and fun! In partnership with People’s Festival organizers, this event features local musicians, food trucks, family-friendly art activities, face painting, arts vendors, lawn games, and bar service. Get your tickets in advance to avoid entrance lines.

Performance Schedule

6:15 pm Universal African Dance and Drum Ensemble
6:55 pm Missy Bélgre
7:15 pm Nalani and Sarina
8:25 pm Nadjah Nicole

Emcee: India Colon

Partners and Sponsors

Jun
1
Sat
Public Tours
Jun 1 @ 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
Jun 1 @ 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.

Jun
2
Sun
Public Tours
Jun 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
Jun 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.

Jun
6
Thu
Grounds for Sculpture Bus Trip
Jun 6 all-day
Grounds for Sculpture Bus Trip

Spend a glorious day at Grounds for Sculpture!

Located in Hamilton, New Jersey, Grounds for Sculpture is a forty-two acre sculpture park and arboretum on the former site of the New Jersey State Fairgrounds.  Featuring an evolving collection of superb contemporary outdoor sculptures and magnificently landscaped acres in which to stroll, this is the perfect spot for a day of art and enjoyment.

In addition to travel on a luxury motorcoach, the day includes a guided tour of the Museum and time for exploring on your own. For a special treat, enjoy lunch on-site at Rat’s Restaurant. Zagat-rated for top décor, Rat’s provides a relaxing escape with breath-taking views. Offerings include hand-crafted cocktails, extraordinary wines, and delicious fare.

Reservations

Space is limited and must be reserved by May 5. Museum Members and their guests receive priority registration until April 21. Remaining seats will be made available to the public on that date. Registrations will be recorded in the order in which they are received. Payment must be made at time of registration. Reservation fee includes transportation, admission and tours, guide fees, lunch, tax, gratuity and event fee, light snack and wine on return trip, and the 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.

Contact Marie Cordivano at 302.351.8572 or click link above to register.

Schedule (subject to change)

8:30 a.m. Bus departs from the Delaware Art Museum

10:30 a.m. Arrive at Grounds for Sculpture

11:00 a.m. Guided walking tour of exhibition

12:30 p.m. Lunch at Rats (3 course prix fixe lunch; see menu choices below)

2:30 p.m. Free time to explore

4:00 p.m. Bus departs from Grounds for Sculpture

5:30 p.m. Bus arrives at Delaware Art Museum (Return time is approximate and may be affected by traffic, weather, etc.)

Lunch Menu

Beverages: Soft drinks, Sparkling Water, or Still Water

First Course: Salad Verte (Vegan and GF) Bibb, Watercress, Shaved Radish, Haricot Vert, Fresh Herb, and Red Wine Vinaigrette

Entree: Three choices. Please choose one of the entrees below.
Seared Salmon, served with seasonal accompaniment
Roasted Lancaster Chicken, served with seasonal accompaniments
Vegan/Gluten Free Entree: Available upon request

Dessert: Chocolate Grand Marnier Mousse Cake with Chocolate Italian Buttercream and Raspberry Coulis

Coffee Service: Coffee and Tea With Creamer, Sweeteners, and Lemon

Happy Hours
Jun 6 @ 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm

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.

Large party seating may be reserved for a fee and Happy Hour snacks for your group may be preordered by calling Lauren McMahon, Event Coordinator at 302.351.8530. A limited number of lawn chairs may be rented for $5 each, or two for $5 for Museum Members.

Adult Art Projects

Thursdays, June 13, July 11 and August 8
5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Join your friends for quick adult art projects on the 2nd Thursday of the summer months. Projects may be completed in 30 minutes or less, created while you enjoy your Happy Hour beverages and live music on the Terrace, and your finished projects will go home with you that evening.

Art Projects are $5 for Members $7 for Non-Members.  Walk-ups welcome.     

Sponsor

Happy Hours are sponsored by Gordon, Fournaris & Mammarella, P.A.

Miyamoto is Black Enough
Jun 6 @ 8:00 pm

Speaking truth to power on subjects ranging on colonialism and slavery, police brutality, gentrification, gun violence, and being black in America, MiBE challenged, protested, looked inward and outward, insisted on waking us up from apathy, to feel the power of words to the beat and heat of the music, to have imprinted in our memory the pain, the anger, the fight we have to fight. Bonair-Agard sent the audience into the night with one final refrain, and etched into our minds an anthem for a social movement–“BE ALIVE, BE BLACK, BURN, BUILD.” – Arts and Culture Texas

Miyamoto is Black Enough is a collaborative exploration of meaning and conversation, named after Ariana Miyamoto, a Japanese national who grew up as a self-described mixed race “hafu,” the child of an African American father and Japanese mother. After winning Miss Universe Japan 2015, many Japanese expressed concern at her lack of “pure” parentage—that she was not Japanese enough.

In Miyamoto is Black Enough, a contemporary band that boasts two hafu of their own—a Trinidadian-Brooklynite Black man, and an Irish/Finnish/Swedish hip-hop influenced drummer—Miyamoto is certainly Black enough.

This work celebrating Miyamoto’s legacy is a blend of hard driving rhythms and biting social commentary that utilizes steelpan, cello, drums, and poetry/vocals. Drawing from a melange of musical styles, M is Black Enough forms a brash symphony that nods the head, moves the feet, and asks the listener/viewer to challenge and disturb her own comfort. The resulting work is a bold narrative about people, justice, struggle, joy, and celebration.

Miyamoto is both a building frenzy of excitement and a cerebral jaunt through one’s own belief systems, leaning towards a joy that refuses itself unless it is foundation’d in justice.

Four remarkable artists form the cohort that makes this project possible: Andy Akiho as composer and performer on his trademark steelpans; Roger Bonair-Agard with poetry and spoken word; Jeffrey Zeigler as cellist; and Sean Dixon on drums.

“…'(M)iyamoto,’ incandescent in its synergy between music and poetry, is already more than good enough.” -LA Times

Music by ANDY AKIHO
Text by ROGER BONAIR-AGARD
Performed by ANDY AKIHO, steelpan; ROGER BONAIR-AGARD, vocals; SEAN DIXON, drums; & JEFFREY ZEIGLER, cello
Produced by National Sawdust

This engagement of Miyamoto is Black Enough is funded through the Mid Atlantic Tours program of Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation with support from the National Endowment for the Arts.

Jun
7
Fri
Glory of Stories
Jun 7 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Glory of Stories

Glory of Stories introduces young visitors to art and the Museum through a story reading followed by an interactive tour of relevant works of art and a studio art project. This program encourages learning through discovery, exploration, and hands-on experiences. Ages 2 and up.

April 12 Miss Rumphius illustrated by Barbara Cooney
April 19 The Princess and the Pea Eve Tharlet
April 26 George shrinks William Joyce
May 3 The Night Circus Etienne Delessert
May 10 Where the Wild Things Are Maurice Sendak
May 17 The Magic Hat Mem Fox
May 24 Sky Color Peter H. Reynolds
May 31 Louise Loves Art Kelly Light
June 7 Up in the Garden, Down in the Dirt Kate Messner
June 14 Thunder Boy Jr. Sherman Alexie
June 21 Rainbow Fish Marcus Pfister
June 28 Starring Carmen! Anika Denise
July 5 Quest Aaron Becker
July 12 Spicy Hot Colors: Colores Picantes, Sherry Shahan
July 19 Pool Jihyeon Lee
July 26 Drum Dream Girl Margarita Engle
August 2 Planting a Rainbow Lois Ehlert
August 9 Flyaway Katie Polly Dunbar
August 16 Shiver Me Letters June Sobel
August 23 Rosie Revere Engineer Andrea Beaty
August 30 The Great Paper Caper Oliver Jeffers
September 6 Go, Shapes, Go! Denise Fleming
September 13 Chameleon’s Colors Chisato Tashiro
September 20 Swirl by swirl Joyce Sidman
September 27 Little Blue and Little Yellow Leo Lionni
October 4 Dear Mr. Blueberry  Simon James
October 11 The Tiny Seed Eric Carle
October 18 Where the Wild Things Are Maurice Sendak
October 25 Ghosts in the House! Kazuno Kohara
November 1 The Little Yellow Leaf Carin Berger
November 8 Zin! Zin! Zin! A Violin Marjorie Priceman
November 15 Babar’s Museum of Art Laurent De Brunhoff
November 22 Thank You, Omu Oge Mora
November 29 The Princess Knight Cornelia Funke
December 6 Not a Box Antoinette Portis
December 13 Art and Max David Wiesner
December 20 Journey Aaron Becker
December 27 Regina’s Big Mistake Marissa Moss

Group tour reservations are required for groups of 10 or more children.

Group Reservations

Chaperone guidelines and admission rates apply to reserved group tours. Click here for more information.

Art is Tasty
Jun 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).

2019 Topics

January 4: Stand Away From the Girl!, N.C. Wyeth | Register

February 1Absalom Jones, Raphaelle Peale | Register

March 1: Lady Lilith, Dante Gabriel Rossetti | Register

April 5: TBD (Selection from Fairy Tales to Nursery Rhymes.)

May 3: TBD (Talk comparing works by Loper, Jr. and Loper, Sr.) | Register

June 7: Genius of Art and Genius of Literature, Howard Pyle | Register

August 2: Two Seated Figures, Charles Cajori

September 6: Spring and Autumn, Lydia Field Emmet

October 4: Three Rectangles Horizontal Jointed Gyratory III, George Rickey

November 1: TBD

December 6: Mandala, Gregory Gillespie

Jun
8
Sat
Public Tours
Jun 8 @ 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
Jun 8 @ 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.

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

Drop-in on second Sundays for a full day of programs designed for families. Additional programming and performances on select 2nd Sundays.

9:00 a.m. Ages 4+ and their grownups.
Family Yoga Practice a pose with your little in the sculpture garden, led by Petite Yogi. Weather dependent. March–October only.

10:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Ages 0–2 and their grownups.
Art Museum BabiesJoin us for circle time with songs, sensory play, and a baby-friendly visit with a special work of art.

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. All families.
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.

Noon – 3:00 p.m. Ages 6+ and their grownups.
Sunday Studio – Create art together and learn about new materials and techniques from a professional teaching artist.

Additional Programming

Sunday, June 9

1:00 p.m. All families.
Pirate Stories performance.

Family 2nd Sundays are sponsored by the Museum Council.
Public Tours
Jun 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
Jun 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.

Jun
13
Thu
Happy Hours
Jun 13 @ 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm

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.

Large party seating may be reserved for a fee and Happy Hour snacks for your group may be preordered by calling Lauren McMahon, Event Coordinator at 302.351.8530. A limited number of lawn chairs may be rented for $5 each, or two for $5 for Museum Members.

Adult Art Projects

Thursdays, June 13, July 11 and August 8
5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Join your friends for quick adult art projects on the 2nd Thursday of the summer months. Projects may be completed in 30 minutes or less, created while you enjoy your Happy Hour beverages and live music on the Terrace, and your finished projects will go home with you that evening.

Art Projects are $5 for Members $7 for Non-Members.  Walk-ups welcome.     

Sponsor

Happy Hours are sponsored by Gordon, Fournaris & Mammarella, P.A.

Jun
14
Fri
Glory of Stories
Jun 14 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Glory of Stories

Glory of Stories introduces young visitors to art and the Museum through a story reading followed by an interactive tour of relevant works of art and a studio art project. This program encourages learning through discovery, exploration, and hands-on experiences. Ages 2 and up.

April 12 Miss Rumphius illustrated by Barbara Cooney
April 19 The Princess and the Pea Eve Tharlet
April 26 George shrinks William Joyce
May 3 The Night Circus Etienne Delessert
May 10 Where the Wild Things Are Maurice Sendak
May 17 The Magic Hat Mem Fox
May 24 Sky Color Peter H. Reynolds
May 31 Louise Loves Art Kelly Light
June 7 Up in the Garden, Down in the Dirt Kate Messner
June 14 Thunder Boy Jr. Sherman Alexie
June 21 Rainbow Fish Marcus Pfister
June 28 Starring Carmen! Anika Denise
July 5 Quest Aaron Becker
July 12 Spicy Hot Colors: Colores Picantes, Sherry Shahan
July 19 Pool Jihyeon Lee
July 26 Drum Dream Girl Margarita Engle
August 2 Planting a Rainbow Lois Ehlert
August 9 Flyaway Katie Polly Dunbar
August 16 Shiver Me Letters June Sobel
August 23 Rosie Revere Engineer Andrea Beaty
August 30 The Great Paper Caper Oliver Jeffers
September 6 Go, Shapes, Go! Denise Fleming
September 13 Chameleon’s Colors Chisato Tashiro
September 20 Swirl by swirl Joyce Sidman
September 27 Little Blue and Little Yellow Leo Lionni
October 4 Dear Mr. Blueberry  Simon James
October 11 The Tiny Seed Eric Carle
October 18 Where the Wild Things Are Maurice Sendak
October 25 Ghosts in the House! Kazuno Kohara
November 1 The Little Yellow Leaf Carin Berger
November 8 Zin! Zin! Zin! A Violin Marjorie Priceman
November 15 Babar’s Museum of Art Laurent De Brunhoff
November 22 Thank You, Omu Oge Mora
November 29 The Princess Knight Cornelia Funke
December 6 Not a Box Antoinette Portis
December 13 Art and Max David Wiesner
December 20 Journey Aaron Becker
December 27 Regina’s Big Mistake Marissa Moss

Group tour reservations are required for groups of 10 or more children.

Group Reservations

Chaperone guidelines and admission rates apply to reserved group tours. Click here for more information.

Clay Date
Jun 14 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Clay Date

Mix, mingle, and get a little messy in the Museum’s ceramics studio! Enjoy beer, wine, and light snacks. Participants will experiment with clay and complete a functional piece of pottery that the Museum will glaze.

No experience necessary. Must be 21 or older to participate. Instructor: Peter Morgan. 

MAY JUNE JULY AUGUST

Jun
15
Sat
Painting in Plein Air with Gouache (2-day workshop)
Jun 15 @ 9:30 am – 12:30 pm
Painting in Plein Air with Gouache (2-day workshop)

A two-day workshop in painting outdoors with gouache (opaque watercolor). Techniques will include choosing a landscape composition, gouache paint handling, mixing a wide range of colors from a simplified palette, and creating textures for trees, grasses and other landscape elements.

Paint provided, students bring remaining supplies. All levels.
Instructor: Charley Parker

Supply List

  • Gouache paint will be provided for the workshop: Enough paint in the recommended “core palette” colors will be provided as needed on the workshop days. This will allow you to try working in gouache before making an investment in paint.
  • Other suggested materials:
    • Brushes: Short handled synthetic brushes labeled for mixed media or acrylic (stiffer than watercolor, not as stiff as oil)
      • 1/2 inch flat wash (or shader) – ideally, 2 of these (for dark and light colors)
      • 1/4 inch flat wash (or #6 or #8 flat shader) – ideally, 2 of these
      • #6 or #8 round – ideally, 2 of these
    • Paper: Heavy (140lb / 300gsm) watercolor or mixed media paper — hot press, vellum or cold press surface (not rough). A nice inexpensive choice is Strathmore Series 400 Mixed Media pads, 140lb, vellum surface.  Either 9×12” or 6×8”.
    • Palette or mixing tray: Watercolor palette or mixing tray with mixing area. You will need more mixing area than color wells.
    • Small spray bottle (mister) for keeping your palette wet.
    • Water containers: Water jar for rinsing brushes (a medium size plastic peanut butter jar works well), 3/4 full of water. It’s also nice to have a small jar (like a jam jar) for clean water. You might also want a little spice jar for holding brushes while you paint.
    • Sketchbook for initial sketch, & pencil or markers
    • Portable easel, pochade box, or other support for painting outside. The simplest arrangement is a small drawing board or lapboard and a folding chair. Try it at home to make sure it works for you. You may want a second chair or folding table to lean your board against.
    • Clips — Office clips or potato chip bag clips for holding your paper on your drawing board
    • Paper towels —You will only need a few
    • — Sunscreen, hat, snacks, drinks, or whatever you need for spending a few hours outside.
  • When buying your own gouache paint:
    • Some good brands are Winsor & Newton Designer’s Gouache, Holbein Artist’s Gouache and M. Graham Artists Gouache. The “core palette” as provided in the workshop (15ml tubes):
      • Ultramarine Blue
      • Cadmium Yellow Pale or Cadmium Yellow Light (not “Cadmium Yellow Light Hue”)
      • Perylene Maroon (Winsor & Newton), or Alizarin Crimson
      • Burnt Sienna
      • Phthalo Green (or Viridian)
      • Permanent White (Titanium White) – (37ml tube), you will use more white than other colors.
Public Tours
Jun 15 @ 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
Jun 15 @ 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.

Jun
16
Sun
Public Tours
Jun 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.

Public Tours
Jun 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.

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

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.

Large party seating may be reserved for a fee and Happy Hour snacks for your group may be preordered by calling Lauren McMahon, Event Coordinator at 302.351.8530. A limited number of lawn chairs may be rented for $5 each, or two for $5 for Museum Members.

Adult Art Projects

Thursdays, June 13, July 11 and August 8
5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Join your friends for quick adult art projects on the 2nd Thursday of the summer months. Projects may be completed in 30 minutes or less, created while you enjoy your Happy Hour beverages and live music on the Terrace, and your finished projects will go home with you that evening.

Art Projects are $5 for Members $7 for Non-Members.  Walk-ups welcome.     

Sponsor

Happy Hours are sponsored by Gordon, Fournaris & Mammarella, P.A.

Jun
21
Fri
Glory of Stories
Jun 21 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Glory of Stories

Glory of Stories introduces young visitors to art and the Museum through a story reading followed by an interactive tour of relevant works of art and a studio art project. This program encourages learning through discovery, exploration, and hands-on experiences. Ages 2 and up.

April 12 Miss Rumphius illustrated by Barbara Cooney
April 19 The Princess and the Pea Eve Tharlet
April 26 George shrinks William Joyce
May 3 The Night Circus Etienne Delessert
May 10 Where the Wild Things Are Maurice Sendak
May 17 The Magic Hat Mem Fox
May 24 Sky Color Peter H. Reynolds
May 31 Louise Loves Art Kelly Light
June 7 Up in the Garden, Down in the Dirt Kate Messner
June 14 Thunder Boy Jr. Sherman Alexie
June 21 Rainbow Fish Marcus Pfister
June 28 Starring Carmen! Anika Denise
July 5 Quest Aaron Becker
July 12 Spicy Hot Colors: Colores Picantes, Sherry Shahan
July 19 Pool Jihyeon Lee
July 26 Drum Dream Girl Margarita Engle
August 2 Planting a Rainbow Lois Ehlert
August 9 Flyaway Katie Polly Dunbar
August 16 Shiver Me Letters June Sobel
August 23 Rosie Revere Engineer Andrea Beaty
August 30 The Great Paper Caper Oliver Jeffers
September 6 Go, Shapes, Go! Denise Fleming
September 13 Chameleon’s Colors Chisato Tashiro
September 20 Swirl by swirl Joyce Sidman
September 27 Little Blue and Little Yellow Leo Lionni
October 4 Dear Mr. Blueberry  Simon James
October 11 The Tiny Seed Eric Carle
October 18 Where the Wild Things Are Maurice Sendak
October 25 Ghosts in the House! Kazuno Kohara
November 1 The Little Yellow Leaf Carin Berger
November 8 Zin! Zin! Zin! A Violin Marjorie Priceman
November 15 Babar’s Museum of Art Laurent De Brunhoff
November 22 Thank You, Omu Oge Mora
November 29 The Princess Knight Cornelia Funke
December 6 Not a Box Antoinette Portis
December 13 Art and Max David Wiesner
December 20 Journey Aaron Becker
December 27 Regina’s Big Mistake Marissa Moss

Group tour reservations are required for groups of 10 or more children.

Group Reservations

Chaperone guidelines and admission rates apply to reserved group tours. Click here for more information.

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

Slow down, settle your mind, and step into the quietude of the Museum’s Labyrinth in the Anthony N. Fusco Reservoir.

Relational Undercurrents: Contemporary Art of the Caribbean Archipelago Members Opening
Jun 21 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Preview Relational Undercurrents: Contemporary Art of the Caribbean Archipelago. Enjoy live Caribbean-style music, exhibition tours, and specialty cocktails.

Members and their guests only. RSVP by June 14 to events@delart.org or 302.351.8506.

About the Exhibition

Curated by Tatiana Flores and organized by the Museum of Latin American Art in Long Beach, California, Relational Undercurrents: Contemporary Art of the Caribbean Archipelago presents 21st-century art by artists with roots in Haiti, the Dominican Republic, Cuba, Puerto Rico, Curaçao, Aruba, St. Maarten, St. Martin, Martinique, Guadeloupe, Trinidad, Jamaica, The Bahamas, Barbados, and St. Vincent. Acknowledging the great diversity represented by these various countries, the exhibition explores thematic continuities found among the region. Relational Undercurrents features contemporary painting, installation art, sculpture, photography, video, and performance by over 60 artists from the islands of the Caribbean.

Jun
22
Sat
Painting in Plein Air with Gouache (2-day workshop)
Jun 22 @ 9:30 am – 12:30 pm
Painting in Plein Air with Gouache (2-day workshop)

A two-day workshop in painting outdoors with gouache (opaque watercolor). Techniques will include choosing a landscape composition, gouache paint handling, mixing a wide range of colors from a simplified palette, and creating textures for trees, grasses and other landscape elements.

Paint provided, students bring remaining supplies. All levels.
Instructor: Charley Parker

Supply List

  • Gouache paint will be provided for the workshop: Enough paint in the recommended “core palette” colors will be provided as needed on the workshop days. This will allow you to try working in gouache before making an investment in paint.
  • Other suggested materials:
    • Brushes: Short handled synthetic brushes labeled for mixed media or acrylic (stiffer than watercolor, not as stiff as oil)
      • 1/2 inch flat wash (or shader) – ideally, 2 of these (for dark and light colors)
      • 1/4 inch flat wash (or #6 or #8 flat shader) – ideally, 2 of these
      • #6 or #8 round – ideally, 2 of these
    • Paper: Heavy (140lb / 300gsm) watercolor or mixed media paper — hot press, vellum or cold press surface (not rough). A nice inexpensive choice is Strathmore Series 400 Mixed Media pads, 140lb, vellum surface.  Either 9×12” or 6×8”.
    • Palette or mixing tray: Watercolor palette or mixing tray with mixing area. You will need more mixing area than color wells.
    • Small spray bottle (mister) for keeping your palette wet.
    • Water containers: Water jar for rinsing brushes (a medium size plastic peanut butter jar works well), 3/4 full of water. It’s also nice to have a small jar (like a jam jar) for clean water. You might also want a little spice jar for holding brushes while you paint.
    • Sketchbook for initial sketch, & pencil or markers
    • Portable easel, pochade box, or other support for painting outside. The simplest arrangement is a small drawing board or lapboard and a folding chair. Try it at home to make sure it works for you. You may want a second chair or folding table to lean your board against.
    • Clips — Office clips or potato chip bag clips for holding your paper on your drawing board
    • Paper towels —You will only need a few
    • — Sunscreen, hat, snacks, drinks, or whatever you need for spending a few hours outside.
  • When buying your own gouache paint:
    • Some good brands are Winsor & Newton Designer’s Gouache, Holbein Artist’s Gouache and M. Graham Artists Gouache. The “core palette” as provided in the workshop (15ml tubes):
      • Ultramarine Blue
      • Cadmium Yellow Pale or Cadmium Yellow Light (not “Cadmium Yellow Light Hue”)
      • Perylene Maroon (Winsor & Newton), or Alizarin Crimson
      • Burnt Sienna
      • Phthalo Green (or Viridian)
      • Permanent White (Titanium White) – (37ml tube), you will use more white than other colors.
Expressionistic and Abstract Painting Techniques
Jun 22 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Expressionistic and Abstract Painting Techniques

Learn a variety of techniques using mark making and color application to explore the concepts behind non-representational painting.

30 minute lunch break. All levels.
Instructor: Eo Omwake

Supply List

  • Canvases or panels: bring enough surfaces to do 19 projects. For example: 20 6”x6” canvas boards, gessoed masonite boards, or canvasas.
  • Painting supplies: if you have experience, bring what you typically use. If new to painting, consider:
    • Assortment of brushes, such as small, medium, and large flat bristle brushes and round bristle brushes.
    • Cloth rags
    • Paint cups (no glass)
    • Disposable palette and palette knife
    • Painting medium (depending on type of paint)
    • Paints (either acrylic or water based oils:
      • Economic set: black, white and burnt umber
      • For a full set:
        • cadmium orange hue
        • cadium yellow hue
        • cadium red hue
        • ulramarine blue
        • black
        • white
        • burnt umber
        • permanent green
        • yellow ocre
        • raw sienna
        • Pthalo green or viridian green
        • purple / violet

 

Public Tours
Jun 22 @ 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.