PROGRAMS & EVENTS

Jun
4
Thu
Art Chat Weekly: Chords of Color – Postponed
Jun 4 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Art Chat Weekly: Chords of Color - Postponed @ Zoom

This program has been postponed to July 9.

Many American artists experimented with color theories in the early 20th century. Robert Henri, John Sloan, and George Bellows adopted the musically inspired color palettes of Hardesty Maratta around 1910. Their friends Charles and Alice Beach Winter built on Maratta’s system, creating stunning chromatic charts in the Museum’s archives. Here in Delaware, concert pianist and musical theorist Mary Hallock Greenewalt designed a “color organ” that projected colored light based on the keys she played. Come discuss these theories and the colorful characters behind them. 

Registration required. After registration is complete, you will receive an email with a link and details on how to join the Zoom meeting. If you do not receive a link, please check your spam folder or reach out to us.

Jun
5
Fri
Art is Tasty Virtual Edition – Postponed
Jun 5 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Art is Tasty Virtual Edition - Postponed

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 2020 Topics

June 5: Tenant Farmer, Andrew Wyeth – Postponed to June 19
July 3: Cancelled
August 7: Atlantic City, Reginald Marsh
September 4: Riot, Deborah Butterfield
October 2: Labyrinth
November 6: Louis Comfort Tiffany: Treasures from the Driehaus Collection special exhibition
December 4: On the Banks of the Doune, Scotland, Robert Duncanson

Jun
10
Wed
Virtual Drawing and Painting
Jun 10 @ 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Virtual Drawing and Painting @ Zoom

Offering a clear step-by-step approach to drawing and painting, students of all levels will progress according to their own interests and needs. Art history and theory will be discussed and inform student’s work (all levels). Students should register by June 1 to ensure enough time for the shipping of supplies. Instructor: Eo Omwake.

Registration required. After registration is complete, you will receive an email with the supply list, a link and details on how to join the Zoom meeting. If you do not receive a link, please check your spam folder or reach out to us at rhowell@delart.org. 

This program is sponsored by the Art Bridges Foundation. 

Jun
11
Thu
Art Chat Weekly
Jun 11 @ 12:00 pm
Art Chat Weekly @ Zoom

Join us for an hour-long virtual conversation with curators and guest speakers on everything from works of art in the collection to interviews with local artists. Ask questions, participate in the conversation, or just enjoy! Registration required. After registration is complete, you will receive an email with a link and details on how to join the Zoom meeting. If you do not receive a link, please check your spam folder or reach out to us. This program is sponsored by the Art Bridges Foundation. 

June 25 – Guest Artist jc lenochan

Through pairings of images and text, jc lenochan examines what he refers to as the “social condition as it relates to identity, race, and class.” His 2012 drawing on canvas titled unfinished business “it may not be televised,” references the 1971 poem and song, “The Revolution Will Not Be Televised” by Gil Scott-Heron, in which the musician warns about the possible complacency created by television. Like Scott-Heron, lenochan focuses on the effects of mass media and strives to create a place for dialogue that will help develop a better understanding of the spread of “misinformation/cultural bias as a global pandemic.” Join artist jc lenochan and curator Margaret Winslow as they discuss the artist’s recent work and how it engages in social justice and the dismantling of whiteness. Register

July 2 – No Art Chat due to the holiday

July 9 – Chords of Color

Many American artists experimented with color theories in the early 20th century. Robert Henri, John Sloan, and George Bellows adopted the musically inspired color palettes of Hardesty Maratta around 1910. Their friends Charles and Alice Beach Winter built on Maratta’s system, creating stunning chromatic charts in the Museum’s archives. Here in Delaware, concert pianist and musical theorist Mary Hallock Greenewalt designed a “color organ” that projected colored light based on the keys she played. Come discuss these theories and the colorful characters behind them with curator Heather Campbell Coyle and musician Jonathan Whitney. Register

July 16 – La Bella Mano with Guest Dr. David Bentley

In a brief commentary on La Bella Mano (1875) shortly after it was painted, Rossetti’s friend and former fellow Pre-Raphaelite Frederic George Stephens described it as “simply a painter’s fancy, and almost entirely dependent on pictorial qualities.” Dr. David Bentley from Western University of Canada joins curator Margaretta Frederick to discuss the painting’s symbolic details and its intriguing relationship to Murray Marks, the curiosity dealer who commissioned it. This talk will also explore the sonnet that Rossetti wrote for La Bella Mano, where the description of the woman’s beautiful hand as “A flower of Venus’ own virginity” invites questions about the role of classical mythology in the painting and its underlying conceptions of female purity and sexuality.   Register

July 23 – Guest Artist Craig Colorusso 

In 2017, Craig Colorusso brought Sound + Light to the Delaware Art Museum. Visitors to the Museum’s Copeland Sculpture Garden and Labyrinth in the Anthony N. Fusco Reservoir experienced the intersection of sound, light, and space. The artist joins curator Margaret Winslow to talk about his solar and motion-powered sculptures and invites participants to take part in creating a symphony of digital sound.  Register

July 30

TBA – Register

Jun
17
Wed
Virtual Drawing and Painting
Jun 17 @ 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Virtual Drawing and Painting @ Zoom

Offering a clear step-by-step approach to drawing and painting, students of all levels will progress according to their own interests and needs. Art history and theory will be discussed and inform student’s work (all levels). Students should register by June 1 to ensure enough time for the shipping of supplies. Instructor: Eo Omwake.

Registration required. After registration is complete, you will receive an email with the supply list, a link and details on how to join the Zoom meeting. If you do not receive a link, please check your spam folder or reach out to us at rhowell@delart.org. 

This program is sponsored by the Art Bridges Foundation. 

Jun
18
Thu
Art Chat Weekly
Jun 18 @ 12:00 pm
Art Chat Weekly @ Zoom

Join us for an hour-long virtual conversation with curators and guest speakers on everything from works of art in the collection to interviews with local artists. Ask questions, participate in the conversation, or just enjoy! Registration required. After registration is complete, you will receive an email with a link and details on how to join the Zoom meeting. If you do not receive a link, please check your spam folder or reach out to us. This program is sponsored by the Art Bridges Foundation. 

June 25 – Guest Artist jc lenochan

Through pairings of images and text, jc lenochan examines what he refers to as the “social condition as it relates to identity, race, and class.” His 2012 drawing on canvas titled unfinished business “it may not be televised,” references the 1971 poem and song, “The Revolution Will Not Be Televised” by Gil Scott-Heron, in which the musician warns about the possible complacency created by television. Like Scott-Heron, lenochan focuses on the effects of mass media and strives to create a place for dialogue that will help develop a better understanding of the spread of “misinformation/cultural bias as a global pandemic.” Join artist jc lenochan and curator Margaret Winslow as they discuss the artist’s recent work and how it engages in social justice and the dismantling of whiteness. Register

July 2 – No Art Chat due to the holiday

July 9 – Chords of Color

Many American artists experimented with color theories in the early 20th century. Robert Henri, John Sloan, and George Bellows adopted the musically inspired color palettes of Hardesty Maratta around 1910. Their friends Charles and Alice Beach Winter built on Maratta’s system, creating stunning chromatic charts in the Museum’s archives. Here in Delaware, concert pianist and musical theorist Mary Hallock Greenewalt designed a “color organ” that projected colored light based on the keys she played. Come discuss these theories and the colorful characters behind them with curator Heather Campbell Coyle and musician Jonathan Whitney. Register

July 16 – La Bella Mano with Guest Dr. David Bentley

In a brief commentary on La Bella Mano (1875) shortly after it was painted, Rossetti’s friend and former fellow Pre-Raphaelite Frederic George Stephens described it as “simply a painter’s fancy, and almost entirely dependent on pictorial qualities.” Dr. David Bentley from Western University of Canada joins curator Margaretta Frederick to discuss the painting’s symbolic details and its intriguing relationship to Murray Marks, the curiosity dealer who commissioned it. This talk will also explore the sonnet that Rossetti wrote for La Bella Mano, where the description of the woman’s beautiful hand as “A flower of Venus’ own virginity” invites questions about the role of classical mythology in the painting and its underlying conceptions of female purity and sexuality.   Register

July 23 – Guest Artist Craig Colorusso 

In 2017, Craig Colorusso brought Sound + Light to the Delaware Art Museum. Visitors to the Museum’s Copeland Sculpture Garden and Labyrinth in the Anthony N. Fusco Reservoir experienced the intersection of sound, light, and space. The artist joins curator Margaret Winslow to talk about his solar and motion-powered sculptures and invites participants to take part in creating a symphony of digital sound.  Register

July 30

TBA – Register

DelArt Cinema presents the Hitchcock classic Rear Window as Drive-in Movie (SOLD OUT)
Jun 18 @ 9:00 pm

SOLD OUT

Rain date: Friday, June 19

Join us for an evening of drive-in big-screen entertainment on the grounds of the Museum. Enjoy Alfred Hitchcock’s 1954 mystery thriller, Rear Window. This is the first feature from DelArt Cinema, the Museum’s new film partner. Beverages will be available for purchase this evening through this link: https://www.toasttab.com/piccolina-toscana-1412-n-dupont-street/v3#!/

Upon arrival you will receive your pre-ordered food and drinks and directed to your spot. The movie will begin at 9 pm, arrival may begin at 8 pm. Please arrive no later than 8:40 pm. Those that arrive after that time will be parked at the Museum’s discretion to avoid interruption to other patrons. Viewing spots are limited. Current COVID protocols are in effect.

Sound will be transmitted via your car’s FM radio. Your key should be placed in the accessory position. Please indicate if you plan to attend in an SUV or other oversize vehicle.

Questions? Contact Lauren McMahon, Rental & Event Manager at lmcmahon@delart.org.

Jun
19
Fri
Art is Tasty Virtual Edition
Jun 19 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Art is Tasty Virtual Edition

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 2020 Topics

June 19: Tenant Farmer, Andrew Wyeth
July 3: Cancelled
August 7: Atlantic City, Reginald Marsh
September 4: Riot, Deborah Butterfield
October 2: Labyrinth
November 6: Louis Comfort Tiffany: Treasures from the Driehaus Collection special exhibition
December 4: On the Banks of the Doune, Scotland, Robert Duncanson

Jun
24
Wed
Virtual Drawing and Painting
Jun 24 @ 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Virtual Drawing and Painting @ Zoom

Offering a clear step-by-step approach to drawing and painting, students of all levels will progress according to their own interests and needs. Art history and theory will be discussed and inform student’s work (all levels). Students should register by June 1 to ensure enough time for the shipping of supplies. Instructor: Eo Omwake.

Registration required. After registration is complete, you will receive an email with the supply list, a link and details on how to join the Zoom meeting. If you do not receive a link, please check your spam folder or reach out to us at rhowell@delart.org. 

This program is sponsored by the Art Bridges Foundation. 

Jun
25
Thu
Art Chat Weekly
Jun 25 @ 12:00 pm
Art Chat Weekly @ Zoom

Join us for an hour-long virtual conversation with curators and guest speakers on everything from works of art in the collection to interviews with local artists. Ask questions, participate in the conversation, or just enjoy! Registration required. After registration is complete, you will receive an email with a link and details on how to join the Zoom meeting. If you do not receive a link, please check your spam folder or reach out to us. This program is sponsored by the Art Bridges Foundation. 

June 25 – Guest Artist jc lenochan

Through pairings of images and text, jc lenochan examines what he refers to as the “social condition as it relates to identity, race, and class.” His 2012 drawing on canvas titled unfinished business “it may not be televised,” references the 1971 poem and song, “The Revolution Will Not Be Televised” by Gil Scott-Heron, in which the musician warns about the possible complacency created by television. Like Scott-Heron, lenochan focuses on the effects of mass media and strives to create a place for dialogue that will help develop a better understanding of the spread of “misinformation/cultural bias as a global pandemic.” Join artist jc lenochan and curator Margaret Winslow as they discuss the artist’s recent work and how it engages in social justice and the dismantling of whiteness. Register

July 2 – No Art Chat due to the holiday

July 9 – Chords of Color

Many American artists experimented with color theories in the early 20th century. Robert Henri, John Sloan, and George Bellows adopted the musically inspired color palettes of Hardesty Maratta around 1910. Their friends Charles and Alice Beach Winter built on Maratta’s system, creating stunning chromatic charts in the Museum’s archives. Here in Delaware, concert pianist and musical theorist Mary Hallock Greenewalt designed a “color organ” that projected colored light based on the keys she played. Come discuss these theories and the colorful characters behind them with curator Heather Campbell Coyle and musician Jonathan Whitney. Register

July 16 – La Bella Mano with Guest Dr. David Bentley

In a brief commentary on La Bella Mano (1875) shortly after it was painted, Rossetti’s friend and former fellow Pre-Raphaelite Frederic George Stephens described it as “simply a painter’s fancy, and almost entirely dependent on pictorial qualities.” Dr. David Bentley from Western University of Canada joins curator Margaretta Frederick to discuss the painting’s symbolic details and its intriguing relationship to Murray Marks, the curiosity dealer who commissioned it. This talk will also explore the sonnet that Rossetti wrote for La Bella Mano, where the description of the woman’s beautiful hand as “A flower of Venus’ own virginity” invites questions about the role of classical mythology in the painting and its underlying conceptions of female purity and sexuality.   Register

July 23 – Guest Artist Craig Colorusso 

In 2017, Craig Colorusso brought Sound + Light to the Delaware Art Museum. Visitors to the Museum’s Copeland Sculpture Garden and Labyrinth in the Anthony N. Fusco Reservoir experienced the intersection of sound, light, and space. The artist joins curator Margaret Winslow to talk about his solar and motion-powered sculptures and invites participants to take part in creating a symphony of digital sound.  Register

July 30

TBA – Register

Virtual DelArt Readers: Book Club
Jun 25 @ 6:00 pm

PLEASE NOTE: All meetings will be held on Zoom via webcam at 6 pm until further notice. To RSVP to Zoom virtual meeting email ejarvis@delart.org.

Join the DelArt Readers, a community-led book club passionate about art-inspired literature. Visit the links below for monthly selections.

The Museum Store will carry many of the titles in this year’s DelArt Readers lineup, as indicated below. The store will have the titles available approximately a month before they will be discussed by the group. If you’d like to pre-order a copy, stop by the store and let us know!

You can now purchase your books online and support the Delaware Art Museum Store via Bookshop.org! At Bookshop, you can find book club selections and so much more at a discount, and have them shipped directly to your home. You’ll also find curated lists for books that correspond to our exhibitions, special events, staff picks and more! It’s a great way for us to offer you a wider array of books than we can carry in the store. We hope you’ll consider supporting the Museum by purchasing through Bookshop. Check out our page at https://bookshop.org/shop/delartstore, or click the links below to go directly to each book club selection.

June 25, 2020


In Sunlight or In Shadow: Stories Inspired by the Paintings of Edward Hopper

edited by Lawrence Block (Fiction)

Available for purchase in the Museum Store.

Read about the book.

July 30, 2020


A Month in the Country

by J.L. Carr (Fiction)

Available for purchase in the Museum Store.

Purchase Book.

August 27, 2020


The Birth of Venus

by Sarah Dunant (Fiction)

Available for purchase in the Museum Store.

Purchase Book.

September 24, 2020


The Lady in Gold: The Extraordinary Tale of Gustav Klimt’s Masterpiece, Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer

by Anne-Marie O’Connor (Non-Fiction)

Available for purchase in the Museum Store.

Purchase Book.

October 29, 2020


The Mabinogion

edited by Lady Charlotte Guest (Fiction)

Purchase Book.

November 19, 2020

Clara and Mr. Tiffany

by Susan Vreeland (Fiction)

Available for purchase in the Museum Store.

Purchase Book.

December, 2020


No meeting

Jun
27
Sat
Gelatin Plate Printing Demo
Jun 27 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Gelatin Plate Printing Demo @ Zoom

Learn how to use inexpensive craft paint and a reusable gelatin plate to create whimsical and patterned works of art. Teaching Artist Caroline Coolidge Brown will review supplies and creative ideas while demonstrating different techniques with a live Q&A session.

After registration is complete, you will receive an email with a link and details on how to join the Zoom meeting. Participants can follow along with their own purchased supplies if they choose. A supply list will be included in the confirmation email.

This program is sponsored by the Art Bridges Foundation.

Jun
28
Sun
Virtual Slow Art Tour and Meditative Music 
Jun 28 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Virtual Slow Art Tour and Meditative Music 

Viewing and making art can reduce stress and improve mental health, so join us for a virtual edition of our monthly slow art tour followed by a meditative musical experience. Slow down to unlock your creativity with deep looking and relaxing listening.

This program is sponsored by the Laffey McHugh Foundation and Museum Council. 

Jul
2
Thu
Livestream performance of U.S.E. Trio 
Jul 2 @ 7:00 pm

Join us for a livestream of the Philadelphia-based U.S.E. Trio! U.S.E. Trio formed in late 2017. Their affinity for improvising over unique, and often improvised, musical forms is what inspired the project. Each member contributes original compositions to the band’s ever-growing repertory. The band hosts a monthly concert series in Philadelphia, known as the “Creative Concepts in Jazz Series”, whereupon they consistently workshop new compositions and arrangements. U.S.E. Trio is represented by Ukrainian record label, LabelWhoAble.

This program is sponsored by the Art Bridges Foundation. 

Watch Promo.

Jul
8
Wed
Virtual Drawing and Painting
Jul 8 @ 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Virtual Drawing and Painting @ Zoom
Offering a clear step-by-step approach to drawing and painting, students of all levels will progress according to their own interests and needs. Art history and theory will be discussed and inform student’s work (all levels). Students should register as soon as possible to ensure enough time for the shipping of supplies. Instructor: Eo Omwake.

Registration required. After registration is complete, you will receive an email with the supply list, a link and details on how to join the Zoom meeting. If you do not receive a link, please check your spam folder or reach out to us at rdereus@delart.org. 

This program is sponsored by the Art Bridges Foundation.

Jul
9
Thu
Art Chat Weekly
Jul 9 @ 12:00 pm
Art Chat Weekly @ Zoom

Join us for an hour-long virtual conversation with curators and guest speakers on everything from works of art in the collection to interviews with local artists. Ask questions, participate in the conversation, or just enjoy! Registration required. After registration is complete, you will receive an email with a link and details on how to join the Zoom meeting. If you do not receive a link, please check your spam folder or reach out to us. This program is sponsored by the Art Bridges Foundation. 

June 25 – Guest Artist jc lenochan

Through pairings of images and text, jc lenochan examines what he refers to as the “social condition as it relates to identity, race, and class.” His 2012 drawing on canvas titled unfinished business “it may not be televised,” references the 1971 poem and song, “The Revolution Will Not Be Televised” by Gil Scott-Heron, in which the musician warns about the possible complacency created by television. Like Scott-Heron, lenochan focuses on the effects of mass media and strives to create a place for dialogue that will help develop a better understanding of the spread of “misinformation/cultural bias as a global pandemic.” Join artist jc lenochan and curator Margaret Winslow as they discuss the artist’s recent work and how it engages in social justice and the dismantling of whiteness. Register

July 2 – No Art Chat due to the holiday

July 9 – Chords of Color

Many American artists experimented with color theories in the early 20th century. Robert Henri, John Sloan, and George Bellows adopted the musically inspired color palettes of Hardesty Maratta around 1910. Their friends Charles and Alice Beach Winter built on Maratta’s system, creating stunning chromatic charts in the Museum’s archives. Here in Delaware, concert pianist and musical theorist Mary Hallock Greenewalt designed a “color organ” that projected colored light based on the keys she played. Come discuss these theories and the colorful characters behind them with curator Heather Campbell Coyle and musician Jonathan Whitney. Register

July 16 – La Bella Mano with Guest Dr. David Bentley

In a brief commentary on La Bella Mano (1875) shortly after it was painted, Rossetti’s friend and former fellow Pre-Raphaelite Frederic George Stephens described it as “simply a painter’s fancy, and almost entirely dependent on pictorial qualities.” Dr. David Bentley from Western University of Canada joins curator Margaretta Frederick to discuss the painting’s symbolic details and its intriguing relationship to Murray Marks, the curiosity dealer who commissioned it. This talk will also explore the sonnet that Rossetti wrote for La Bella Mano, where the description of the woman’s beautiful hand as “A flower of Venus’ own virginity” invites questions about the role of classical mythology in the painting and its underlying conceptions of female purity and sexuality.   Register

July 23 – Guest Artist Craig Colorusso 

In 2017, Craig Colorusso brought Sound + Light to the Delaware Art Museum. Visitors to the Museum’s Copeland Sculpture Garden and Labyrinth in the Anthony N. Fusco Reservoir experienced the intersection of sound, light, and space. The artist joins curator Margaret Winslow to talk about his solar and motion-powered sculptures and invites participants to take part in creating a symphony of digital sound.  Register

July 30

TBA – Register

Members-Only Happy Hour on the Museum Terrace
Jul 9 @ 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Members-Only Happy Hour on the Museum Terrace

Join us to relax and unwind with the Museum’s popular Happy Hour series. When the Museum reopens, we will open first to you, our loyal Members. We are extending this benefit for our first Happy Hour of the season on Thursday, July 9. Happy Hours will open to the general public beginning Thursday, July 16.

July 9 & September 3 – Sharon Sable (Jazz)
July 16 & August 27 – Destination Unknown (Classic Rock)
July 23 & August 6 – Edgewater Avenue (Bluegrass/Americana)
July 30 & August 13 – The Joseph Whitney Steel Band (Steel Drum)
August 20 & September 10 – Ed Dwornik (Singer/Songwriter)

Happy Hours may be cancelled or moved inside due to inclement weather. Please check back soon for updates and a current list of musicians. Museum galleries are open with free admission every Thursday from 4-8 pm.

Summer 2020 Covid-19 Safety Precautions

To ensure the welfare of our Members and staff, please consider the following:
  • Masks must be worn when not seated at your table, while walking the Museum’s grounds and while visiting the restroom.
  • Parties are limited to 6 family members per seating area. Please do not move tables.
  • Feel free to bring a lawn chair or rent one of ours for seating in the Sculpture Garden.
  • At all times remain 6 feet apart from anyone not in your party.
  • Orders must be placed at your seating area.
Jul
12
Sun
Family 2nd Sunday Art Kits
Jul 12 all-day
Family 2nd Sunday Art Kits

On the second Sunday of each month, pick up a free kit of art supplies and activities to spark family creativity at home. Kits will be offered for 3 age ranges: Museum Babies (ages 0-2); Young Artists (ages 3-5); and Sunday Studio (ages 6-12), to create with their grownups. Share your art with us on Instagram using the hashtag #delartfromhome.

Advance registration required for each kit; maximum one of each type per family. Family 2nd Sunday Art Kits are sponsored by the Delaware Community Foundation and the Museum Council.

July  12 Art Kits – All July Family Art Kits have been reserved. Please check back for information about next month’s kits, coming soon. Kits will be available for curbside pickup from the Museum on Sunday, July 12. Pickup details will be emailed to registrants.

Jul
15
Wed
Virtual Drawing and Painting
Jul 15 @ 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Virtual Drawing and Painting @ Zoom
Offering a clear step-by-step approach to drawing and painting, students of all levels will progress according to their own interests and needs. Art history and theory will be discussed and inform student’s work (all levels). Students should register as soon as possible to ensure enough time for the shipping of supplies. Instructor: Eo Omwake.

Registration required. After registration is complete, you will receive an email with the supply list, a link and details on how to join the Zoom meeting. If you do not receive a link, please check your spam folder or reach out to us at rdereus@delart.org. 

This program is sponsored by the Art Bridges Foundation.

Jul
16
Thu
Art Chat Weekly
Jul 16 @ 12:00 pm
Art Chat Weekly @ Zoom

Join us for an hour-long virtual conversation with curators and guest speakers on everything from works of art in the collection to interviews with local artists. Ask questions, participate in the conversation, or just enjoy! Registration required. After registration is complete, you will receive an email with a link and details on how to join the Zoom meeting. If you do not receive a link, please check your spam folder or reach out to us. This program is sponsored by the Art Bridges Foundation. 

June 25 – Guest Artist jc lenochan

Through pairings of images and text, jc lenochan examines what he refers to as the “social condition as it relates to identity, race, and class.” His 2012 drawing on canvas titled unfinished business “it may not be televised,” references the 1971 poem and song, “The Revolution Will Not Be Televised” by Gil Scott-Heron, in which the musician warns about the possible complacency created by television. Like Scott-Heron, lenochan focuses on the effects of mass media and strives to create a place for dialogue that will help develop a better understanding of the spread of “misinformation/cultural bias as a global pandemic.” Join artist jc lenochan and curator Margaret Winslow as they discuss the artist’s recent work and how it engages in social justice and the dismantling of whiteness. Register

July 2 – No Art Chat due to the holiday

July 9 – Chords of Color

Many American artists experimented with color theories in the early 20th century. Robert Henri, John Sloan, and George Bellows adopted the musically inspired color palettes of Hardesty Maratta around 1910. Their friends Charles and Alice Beach Winter built on Maratta’s system, creating stunning chromatic charts in the Museum’s archives. Here in Delaware, concert pianist and musical theorist Mary Hallock Greenewalt designed a “color organ” that projected colored light based on the keys she played. Come discuss these theories and the colorful characters behind them with curator Heather Campbell Coyle and musician Jonathan Whitney. Register

July 16 – La Bella Mano with Guest Dr. David Bentley

In a brief commentary on La Bella Mano (1875) shortly after it was painted, Rossetti’s friend and former fellow Pre-Raphaelite Frederic George Stephens described it as “simply a painter’s fancy, and almost entirely dependent on pictorial qualities.” Dr. David Bentley from Western University of Canada joins curator Margaretta Frederick to discuss the painting’s symbolic details and its intriguing relationship to Murray Marks, the curiosity dealer who commissioned it. This talk will also explore the sonnet that Rossetti wrote for La Bella Mano, where the description of the woman’s beautiful hand as “A flower of Venus’ own virginity” invites questions about the role of classical mythology in the painting and its underlying conceptions of female purity and sexuality.   Register

July 23 – Guest Artist Craig Colorusso 

In 2017, Craig Colorusso brought Sound + Light to the Delaware Art Museum. Visitors to the Museum’s Copeland Sculpture Garden and Labyrinth in the Anthony N. Fusco Reservoir experienced the intersection of sound, light, and space. The artist joins curator Margaret Winslow to talk about his solar and motion-powered sculptures and invites participants to take part in creating a symphony of digital sound.  Register

July 30

TBA – Register

Happy Hour on the Museum Terrace
Jul 16 @ 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Happy Hour on the Museum Terrace

Join us to relax and unwind with the Museum’s popular Happy Hour series.

July 16 and August 27 Destination Unknown (Classic Rock)
July 23 and August 6 – Edgewater Avenue (Bluegrass/Americana)
July 30 and August 13 – The Joseph Whitney Steel Band (Steel Drum)
August 20 and September 10 – Ed Dwornik (Singer/Songwriter)
September 3 – Sharon Sable (Jazz)

Happy Hours may be cancelled or moved inside due to inclement weather. Please check back for updates and a current list of musicians. Museum galleries are open with free admission every Thursday from 4-8 pm.

Summer 2020 Covid-19 Safety Precautions

To ensure the welfare of our Members and staff, please consider the following:
  • Masks must be worn when not seated at your table, while walking the Museum’s grounds and while visiting the restroom.
  • Parties are limited to 6 family members per seating area. Please do not move tables.
  • Feel free to bring a lawn chair or rent one of ours for seating in the Sculpture Garden.
  • At all times remain 6 feet apart from anyone not in your party.
  • Orders must be placed at your seating area.
Jul
18
Sat
Wilmington Writers Conference: Untold Stories
Jul 18 @ 8:00 am – 4:00 pm

Join us for the 4th annual Wilmington Writers Conference. This year we will be exploring the theme of Untold Stories through a keynote address, a full slate of craft sessions, and online networking opportunities.

Friday, July 17  | 7 pm

Virtual Keynote Address by Erin Entrada Kelly

This keynote is free and open to the public but requires pre-registration. Registration coming soon.

Erin Entrada Kelly received the 2018 Newbery Medal for Hello, Universe, the 2017 APALA Award for The Land of Forgotten Girls, and the 2016 Golden Kite Honor Award for Blackbird Fly, among other honors.

She is a New York Times bestseller whose work has been translated into several languages. Her fifth book and first fantasy, Lalani of the Distant Sea, received six starred reviews and was named one of the best books of the year by the New York Public Library, The Horn Book, Booklist, BookPage, and others.
All Erin’s books are Junior Library Guild Selections.

In 2018, Hello, Universe and You Go First were both acquired for adaptation. Hello, Universe is being adapted by Netflix, and You Go First is being adapted for the stage.

Her sixth book, We Dream of Space, is her first work of historical fiction. It’s set in January 1986, in the weeks leading to the Challenger disaster.

Erin has a bachelor’s degree in women’s studies and liberal arts from McNeese State University and an MFA from Rosemont College. She lives in Delaware.

Erin is mestiza and identifies as Filipina-American. Her mother is Visayan.

Saturday, July 18

9:15 am Welcome and Committee Address
**Each Attendee will attend only TWO sessions, pick the time slots that fit with your schedule** 
10 am – 11:30 am – Morning Sessions
12:30 pm – 2 pm – Mid-Day Sessions
2:30 pm – 4 pm – Afternoon Sessions
5 pm – All Conference Share-back

$15 Members, $20 Non-Members, $10 Students

Register for the Share-back and you will be randomly placed into a Zoom breakout group after some remarks to the whole conference. In these breakout groups you will be able to share stories from the day, read pieces you created in your sessions, and network. Bring a drink and some snacks and make it a virtual Happy Hour!

Schedule, Descriptions & Bios

Click here to view conference schedule, session descriptions, and presenter bios.

Sponsors

This program is sponsored by the Art Bridges Foundation and The Happy Self Publisher. This project is supported, in part, by a grant from the Delaware Division of the Arts, a state agency, in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts. The Division promotes Delaware arts events on www.DelawareScene.com

Jul
22
Wed
Virtual Drawing and Painting
Jul 22 @ 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Virtual Drawing and Painting @ Zoom
Offering a clear step-by-step approach to drawing and painting, students of all levels will progress according to their own interests and needs. Art history and theory will be discussed and inform student’s work (all levels). Students should register as soon as possible to ensure enough time for the shipping of supplies. Instructor: Eo Omwake.

Registration required. After registration is complete, you will receive an email with the supply list, a link and details on how to join the Zoom meeting. If you do not receive a link, please check your spam folder or reach out to us at rdereus@delart.org. 

This program is sponsored by the Art Bridges Foundation.

Jul
23
Thu
Art Chat Weekly
Jul 23 @ 12:00 pm
Art Chat Weekly @ Zoom

Join us for an hour-long virtual conversation with curators and guest speakers on everything from works of art in the collection to interviews with local artists. Ask questions, participate in the conversation, or just enjoy! Registration required. After registration is complete, you will receive an email with a link and details on how to join the Zoom meeting. If you do not receive a link, please check your spam folder or reach out to us. This program is sponsored by the Art Bridges Foundation. 

June 25 – Guest Artist jc lenochan

Through pairings of images and text, jc lenochan examines what he refers to as the “social condition as it relates to identity, race, and class.” His 2012 drawing on canvas titled unfinished business “it may not be televised,” references the 1971 poem and song, “The Revolution Will Not Be Televised” by Gil Scott-Heron, in which the musician warns about the possible complacency created by television. Like Scott-Heron, lenochan focuses on the effects of mass media and strives to create a place for dialogue that will help develop a better understanding of the spread of “misinformation/cultural bias as a global pandemic.” Join artist jc lenochan and curator Margaret Winslow as they discuss the artist’s recent work and how it engages in social justice and the dismantling of whiteness. Register

July 2 – No Art Chat due to the holiday

July 9 – Chords of Color

Many American artists experimented with color theories in the early 20th century. Robert Henri, John Sloan, and George Bellows adopted the musically inspired color palettes of Hardesty Maratta around 1910. Their friends Charles and Alice Beach Winter built on Maratta’s system, creating stunning chromatic charts in the Museum’s archives. Here in Delaware, concert pianist and musical theorist Mary Hallock Greenewalt designed a “color organ” that projected colored light based on the keys she played. Come discuss these theories and the colorful characters behind them with curator Heather Campbell Coyle and musician Jonathan Whitney. Register

July 16 – La Bella Mano with Guest Dr. David Bentley

In a brief commentary on La Bella Mano (1875) shortly after it was painted, Rossetti’s friend and former fellow Pre-Raphaelite Frederic George Stephens described it as “simply a painter’s fancy, and almost entirely dependent on pictorial qualities.” Dr. David Bentley from Western University of Canada joins curator Margaretta Frederick to discuss the painting’s symbolic details and its intriguing relationship to Murray Marks, the curiosity dealer who commissioned it. This talk will also explore the sonnet that Rossetti wrote for La Bella Mano, where the description of the woman’s beautiful hand as “A flower of Venus’ own virginity” invites questions about the role of classical mythology in the painting and its underlying conceptions of female purity and sexuality.   Register

July 23 – Guest Artist Craig Colorusso 

In 2017, Craig Colorusso brought Sound + Light to the Delaware Art Museum. Visitors to the Museum’s Copeland Sculpture Garden and Labyrinth in the Anthony N. Fusco Reservoir experienced the intersection of sound, light, and space. The artist joins curator Margaret Winslow to talk about his solar and motion-powered sculptures and invites participants to take part in creating a symphony of digital sound.  Register

July 30

TBA – Register

Happy Hour on the Museum Terrace
Jul 23 @ 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Happy Hour on the Museum Terrace

Join us to relax and unwind with the Museum’s popular Happy Hour series.

July 16 and August 27 Destination Unknown (Classic Rock)
July 23 and August 6 – Edgewater Avenue (Bluegrass/Americana)
July 30 and August 13 – The Joseph Whitney Steel Band (Steel Drum)
August 20 and September 10 – Ed Dwornik (Singer/Songwriter)
September 3 – Sharon Sable (Jazz)

Happy Hours may be cancelled or moved inside due to inclement weather. Please check back for updates and a current list of musicians. Museum galleries are open with free admission every Thursday from 4-8 pm.

Summer 2020 Covid-19 Safety Precautions

To ensure the welfare of our Members and staff, please consider the following:
  • Masks must be worn when not seated at your table, while walking the Museum’s grounds and while visiting the restroom.
  • Parties are limited to 6 family members per seating area. Please do not move tables.
  • Feel free to bring a lawn chair or rent one of ours for seating in the Sculpture Garden.
  • At all times remain 6 feet apart from anyone not in your party.
  • Orders must be placed at your seating area.
Jul
30
Thu
Art Chat Weekly
Jul 30 @ 12:00 pm
Art Chat Weekly @ Zoom

Join us for an hour-long virtual conversation with curators and guest speakers on everything from works of art in the collection to interviews with local artists. Ask questions, participate in the conversation, or just enjoy! Registration required. After registration is complete, you will receive an email with a link and details on how to join the Zoom meeting. If you do not receive a link, please check your spam folder or reach out to us. This program is sponsored by the Art Bridges Foundation. 

June 25 – Guest Artist jc lenochan

Through pairings of images and text, jc lenochan examines what he refers to as the “social condition as it relates to identity, race, and class.” His 2012 drawing on canvas titled unfinished business “it may not be televised,” references the 1971 poem and song, “The Revolution Will Not Be Televised” by Gil Scott-Heron, in which the musician warns about the possible complacency created by television. Like Scott-Heron, lenochan focuses on the effects of mass media and strives to create a place for dialogue that will help develop a better understanding of the spread of “misinformation/cultural bias as a global pandemic.” Join artist jc lenochan and curator Margaret Winslow as they discuss the artist’s recent work and how it engages in social justice and the dismantling of whiteness. Register

July 2 – No Art Chat due to the holiday

July 9 – Chords of Color

Many American artists experimented with color theories in the early 20th century. Robert Henri, John Sloan, and George Bellows adopted the musically inspired color palettes of Hardesty Maratta around 1910. Their friends Charles and Alice Beach Winter built on Maratta’s system, creating stunning chromatic charts in the Museum’s archives. Here in Delaware, concert pianist and musical theorist Mary Hallock Greenewalt designed a “color organ” that projected colored light based on the keys she played. Come discuss these theories and the colorful characters behind them with curator Heather Campbell Coyle and musician Jonathan Whitney. Register

July 16 – La Bella Mano with Guest Dr. David Bentley

In a brief commentary on La Bella Mano (1875) shortly after it was painted, Rossetti’s friend and former fellow Pre-Raphaelite Frederic George Stephens described it as “simply a painter’s fancy, and almost entirely dependent on pictorial qualities.” Dr. David Bentley from Western University of Canada joins curator Margaretta Frederick to discuss the painting’s symbolic details and its intriguing relationship to Murray Marks, the curiosity dealer who commissioned it. This talk will also explore the sonnet that Rossetti wrote for La Bella Mano, where the description of the woman’s beautiful hand as “A flower of Venus’ own virginity” invites questions about the role of classical mythology in the painting and its underlying conceptions of female purity and sexuality.   Register

July 23 – Guest Artist Craig Colorusso 

In 2017, Craig Colorusso brought Sound + Light to the Delaware Art Museum. Visitors to the Museum’s Copeland Sculpture Garden and Labyrinth in the Anthony N. Fusco Reservoir experienced the intersection of sound, light, and space. The artist joins curator Margaret Winslow to talk about his solar and motion-powered sculptures and invites participants to take part in creating a symphony of digital sound.  Register

July 30

TBA – Register

Happy Hour on the Museum Terrace
Jul 30 @ 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Happy Hour on the Museum Terrace

Join us to relax and unwind with the Museum’s popular Happy Hour series.

July 16 and August 27 Destination Unknown (Classic Rock)
July 23 and August 6 – Edgewater Avenue (Bluegrass/Americana)
July 30 and August 13 – The Joseph Whitney Steel Band (Steel Drum)
August 20 and September 10 – Ed Dwornik (Singer/Songwriter)
September 3 – Sharon Sable (Jazz)

Happy Hours may be cancelled or moved inside due to inclement weather. Please check back for updates and a current list of musicians. Museum galleries are open with free admission every Thursday from 4-8 pm.

Summer 2020 Covid-19 Safety Precautions

To ensure the welfare of our Members and staff, please consider the following:
  • Masks must be worn when not seated at your table, while walking the Museum’s grounds and while visiting the restroom.
  • Parties are limited to 6 family members per seating area. Please do not move tables.
  • Feel free to bring a lawn chair or rent one of ours for seating in the Sculpture Garden.
  • At all times remain 6 feet apart from anyone not in your party.
  • Orders must be placed at your seating area.
Virtual DelArt Readers: Book Club
Jul 30 @ 6:00 pm

PLEASE NOTE: All meetings will be held on Zoom via webcam at 6 pm until further notice. To RSVP to Zoom virtual meeting email ejarvis@delart.org.

Join the DelArt Readers, a community-led book club passionate about art-inspired literature. Visit the links below for monthly selections.

The Museum Store will carry many of the titles in this year’s DelArt Readers lineup, as indicated below. The store will have the titles available approximately a month before they will be discussed by the group. If you’d like to pre-order a copy, stop by the store and let us know!

You can now purchase your books online and support the Delaware Art Museum Store via Bookshop.org! At Bookshop, you can find book club selections and so much more at a discount, and have them shipped directly to your home. You’ll also find curated lists for books that correspond to our exhibitions, special events, staff picks and more! It’s a great way for us to offer you a wider array of books than we can carry in the store. We hope you’ll consider supporting the Museum by purchasing through Bookshop. Check out our page at https://bookshop.org/shop/delartstore, or click the links below to go directly to each book club selection.

June 25, 2020


In Sunlight or In Shadow: Stories Inspired by the Paintings of Edward Hopper

edited by Lawrence Block (Fiction)

Available for purchase in the Museum Store.

Read about the book.

July 30, 2020


A Month in the Country

by J.L. Carr (Fiction)

Available for purchase in the Museum Store.

Purchase Book.

August 27, 2020


The Birth of Venus

by Sarah Dunant (Fiction)

Available for purchase in the Museum Store.

Purchase Book.

September 24, 2020


The Lady in Gold: The Extraordinary Tale of Gustav Klimt’s Masterpiece, Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer

by Anne-Marie O’Connor (Non-Fiction)

Available for purchase in the Museum Store.

Purchase Book.

October 29, 2020


The Mabinogion

edited by Lady Charlotte Guest (Fiction)

Purchase Book.

November 19, 2020

Clara and Mr. Tiffany

by Susan Vreeland (Fiction)

Available for purchase in the Museum Store.

Purchase Book.

December, 2020


No meeting

Performance: MEGA
Jul 30 @ 7:00 pm

MEGA is an epic Prog rock quintet from Wilmington, DE. Boasting triple harmonized guitars, three and four part vocal harmony, fearless improvisation, and a schizophrenic songwriting, MEGA walks a tightrope between 70s Prog and modernity. 

This program is sponsored by the Art Bridges Foundation. This program is supported, in part, by a grant from the Delaware Division of the Arts, a state agency, in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts. The Division promotes Delaware arts events on www.DelawareScene.com.

Aug
6
Thu
Art Chat Weekly
Aug 6 @ 12:00 pm
Art Chat Weekly @ Zoom

Join us for an hour-long virtual conversation with curators and guest speakers on everything from works of art in the collection to interviews with local artists. Ask questions, participate in the conversation, or just enjoy! Registration required. After registration is complete, you will receive an email with a link and details on how to join the Zoom meeting. If you do not receive a link, please check your spam folder or reach out to us. This program is sponsored by the Art Bridges Foundation. 

June 25 – Guest Artist jc lenochan

Through pairings of images and text, jc lenochan examines what he refers to as the “social condition as it relates to identity, race, and class.” His 2012 drawing on canvas titled unfinished business “it may not be televised,” references the 1971 poem and song, “The Revolution Will Not Be Televised” by Gil Scott-Heron, in which the musician warns about the possible complacency created by television. Like Scott-Heron, lenochan focuses on the effects of mass media and strives to create a place for dialogue that will help develop a better understanding of the spread of “misinformation/cultural bias as a global pandemic.” Join artist jc lenochan and curator Margaret Winslow as they discuss the artist’s recent work and how it engages in social justice and the dismantling of whiteness. Register

July 2 – No Art Chat due to the holiday

July 9 – Chords of Color

Many American artists experimented with color theories in the early 20th century. Robert Henri, John Sloan, and George Bellows adopted the musically inspired color palettes of Hardesty Maratta around 1910. Their friends Charles and Alice Beach Winter built on Maratta’s system, creating stunning chromatic charts in the Museum’s archives. Here in Delaware, concert pianist and musical theorist Mary Hallock Greenewalt designed a “color organ” that projected colored light based on the keys she played. Come discuss these theories and the colorful characters behind them with curator Heather Campbell Coyle and musician Jonathan Whitney. Register

July 16 – La Bella Mano with Guest Dr. David Bentley

In a brief commentary on La Bella Mano (1875) shortly after it was painted, Rossetti’s friend and former fellow Pre-Raphaelite Frederic George Stephens described it as “simply a painter’s fancy, and almost entirely dependent on pictorial qualities.” Dr. David Bentley from Western University of Canada joins curator Margaretta Frederick to discuss the painting’s symbolic details and its intriguing relationship to Murray Marks, the curiosity dealer who commissioned it. This talk will also explore the sonnet that Rossetti wrote for La Bella Mano, where the description of the woman’s beautiful hand as “A flower of Venus’ own virginity” invites questions about the role of classical mythology in the painting and its underlying conceptions of female purity and sexuality.   Register

July 23 – Guest Artist Craig Colorusso 

In 2017, Craig Colorusso brought Sound + Light to the Delaware Art Museum. Visitors to the Museum’s Copeland Sculpture Garden and Labyrinth in the Anthony N. Fusco Reservoir experienced the intersection of sound, light, and space. The artist joins curator Margaret Winslow to talk about his solar and motion-powered sculptures and invites participants to take part in creating a symphony of digital sound.  Register

July 30

TBA – Register

Happy Hour on the Museum Terrace
Aug 6 @ 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Happy Hour on the Museum Terrace

Join us to relax and unwind with the Museum’s popular Happy Hour series.

July 16 and August 27 Destination Unknown (Classic Rock)
July 23 and August 6 – Edgewater Avenue (Bluegrass/Americana)
July 30 and August 13 – The Joseph Whitney Steel Band (Steel Drum)
August 20 and September 10 – Ed Dwornik (Singer/Songwriter)
September 3 – Sharon Sable (Jazz)

Happy Hours may be cancelled or moved inside due to inclement weather. Please check back for updates and a current list of musicians. Museum galleries are open with free admission every Thursday from 4-8 pm.

Summer 2020 Covid-19 Safety Precautions

To ensure the welfare of our Members and staff, please consider the following:
  • Masks must be worn when not seated at your table, while walking the Museum’s grounds and while visiting the restroom.
  • Parties are limited to 6 family members per seating area. Please do not move tables.
  • Feel free to bring a lawn chair or rent one of ours for seating in the Sculpture Garden.
  • At all times remain 6 feet apart from anyone not in your party.
  • Orders must be placed at your seating area.
Aug
7
Fri
Art is Tasty Virtual Edition
Aug 7 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Art is Tasty Virtual Edition

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 2020 Topics

June 19: Tenant Farmer, Andrew Wyeth
July 3: Cancelled
August 7: Atlantic City, Reginald Marsh
September 4: Riot, Deborah Butterfield
October 2: Labyrinth
November 6: Louis Comfort Tiffany: Treasures from the Driehaus Collection special exhibition
December 4: On the Banks of the Doune, Scotland, Robert Duncanson

Aug
9
Sun
Family 2nd Sunday Art Kits
Aug 9 all-day
Family 2nd Sunday Art Kits

On the second Sunday of each month, pick up a free kit of art supplies and activities to spark family creativity at home. Kits will be offered for 3 age ranges: Museum Babies (ages 0-2); Young Artists (ages 3-5); and Sunday Studio (ages 6-12), to create with their grownups. Share your art with us on Instagram using the hashtag #delartfromhome.

Advance registration required for each kit; maximum one of each type per family. Family 2nd Sunday Art Kits are sponsored by the Delaware Community Foundation and the Museum Council.

July  12 Art Kits – All July Family Art Kits have been reserved. Please check back for information about next month’s kits, coming soon. Kits will be available for curbside pickup from the Museum on Sunday, July 12. Pickup details will be emailed to registrants.

Aug
13
Thu
Art Chat Weekly
Aug 13 @ 12:00 pm
Art Chat Weekly @ Zoom

Join us for an hour-long virtual conversation with curators and guest speakers on everything from works of art in the collection to interviews with local artists. Ask questions, participate in the conversation, or just enjoy! Registration required. After registration is complete, you will receive an email with a link and details on how to join the Zoom meeting. If you do not receive a link, please check your spam folder or reach out to us. This program is sponsored by the Art Bridges Foundation. 

June 25 – Guest Artist jc lenochan

Through pairings of images and text, jc lenochan examines what he refers to as the “social condition as it relates to identity, race, and class.” His 2012 drawing on canvas titled unfinished business “it may not be televised,” references the 1971 poem and song, “The Revolution Will Not Be Televised” by Gil Scott-Heron, in which the musician warns about the possible complacency created by television. Like Scott-Heron, lenochan focuses on the effects of mass media and strives to create a place for dialogue that will help develop a better understanding of the spread of “misinformation/cultural bias as a global pandemic.” Join artist jc lenochan and curator Margaret Winslow as they discuss the artist’s recent work and how it engages in social justice and the dismantling of whiteness. Register

July 2 – No Art Chat due to the holiday

July 9 – Chords of Color

Many American artists experimented with color theories in the early 20th century. Robert Henri, John Sloan, and George Bellows adopted the musically inspired color palettes of Hardesty Maratta around 1910. Their friends Charles and Alice Beach Winter built on Maratta’s system, creating stunning chromatic charts in the Museum’s archives. Here in Delaware, concert pianist and musical theorist Mary Hallock Greenewalt designed a “color organ” that projected colored light based on the keys she played. Come discuss these theories and the colorful characters behind them with curator Heather Campbell Coyle and musician Jonathan Whitney. Register

July 16 – La Bella Mano with Guest Dr. David Bentley

In a brief commentary on La Bella Mano (1875) shortly after it was painted, Rossetti’s friend and former fellow Pre-Raphaelite Frederic George Stephens described it as “simply a painter’s fancy, and almost entirely dependent on pictorial qualities.” Dr. David Bentley from Western University of Canada joins curator Margaretta Frederick to discuss the painting’s symbolic details and its intriguing relationship to Murray Marks, the curiosity dealer who commissioned it. This talk will also explore the sonnet that Rossetti wrote for La Bella Mano, where the description of the woman’s beautiful hand as “A flower of Venus’ own virginity” invites questions about the role of classical mythology in the painting and its underlying conceptions of female purity and sexuality.   Register

July 23 – Guest Artist Craig Colorusso 

In 2017, Craig Colorusso brought Sound + Light to the Delaware Art Museum. Visitors to the Museum’s Copeland Sculpture Garden and Labyrinth in the Anthony N. Fusco Reservoir experienced the intersection of sound, light, and space. The artist joins curator Margaret Winslow to talk about his solar and motion-powered sculptures and invites participants to take part in creating a symphony of digital sound.  Register

July 30

TBA – Register

Happy Hour on the Museum Terrace
Aug 13 @ 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Happy Hour on the Museum Terrace

Join us to relax and unwind with the Museum’s popular Happy Hour series.

July 16 and August 27 Destination Unknown (Classic Rock)
July 23 and August 6 – Edgewater Avenue (Bluegrass/Americana)
July 30 and August 13 – The Joseph Whitney Steel Band (Steel Drum)
August 20 and September 10 – Ed Dwornik (Singer/Songwriter)
September 3 – Sharon Sable (Jazz)

Happy Hours may be cancelled or moved inside due to inclement weather. Please check back for updates and a current list of musicians. Museum galleries are open with free admission every Thursday from 4-8 pm.

Summer 2020 Covid-19 Safety Precautions

To ensure the welfare of our Members and staff, please consider the following:
  • Masks must be worn when not seated at your table, while walking the Museum’s grounds and while visiting the restroom.
  • Parties are limited to 6 family members per seating area. Please do not move tables.
  • Feel free to bring a lawn chair or rent one of ours for seating in the Sculpture Garden.
  • At all times remain 6 feet apart from anyone not in your party.
  • Orders must be placed at your seating area.
Aug
20
Thu
Art Chat Weekly
Aug 20 @ 12:00 pm
Art Chat Weekly @ Zoom

Join us for an hour-long virtual conversation with curators and guest speakers on everything from works of art in the collection to interviews with local artists. Ask questions, participate in the conversation, or just enjoy! Registration required. After registration is complete, you will receive an email with a link and details on how to join the Zoom meeting. If you do not receive a link, please check your spam folder or reach out to us. This program is sponsored by the Art Bridges Foundation. 

June 25 – Guest Artist jc lenochan

Through pairings of images and text, jc lenochan examines what he refers to as the “social condition as it relates to identity, race, and class.” His 2012 drawing on canvas titled unfinished business “it may not be televised,” references the 1971 poem and song, “The Revolution Will Not Be Televised” by Gil Scott-Heron, in which the musician warns about the possible complacency created by television. Like Scott-Heron, lenochan focuses on the effects of mass media and strives to create a place for dialogue that will help develop a better understanding of the spread of “misinformation/cultural bias as a global pandemic.” Join artist jc lenochan and curator Margaret Winslow as they discuss the artist’s recent work and how it engages in social justice and the dismantling of whiteness. Register

July 2 – No Art Chat due to the holiday

July 9 – Chords of Color

Many American artists experimented with color theories in the early 20th century. Robert Henri, John Sloan, and George Bellows adopted the musically inspired color palettes of Hardesty Maratta around 1910. Their friends Charles and Alice Beach Winter built on Maratta’s system, creating stunning chromatic charts in the Museum’s archives. Here in Delaware, concert pianist and musical theorist Mary Hallock Greenewalt designed a “color organ” that projected colored light based on the keys she played. Come discuss these theories and the colorful characters behind them with curator Heather Campbell Coyle and musician Jonathan Whitney. Register

July 16 – La Bella Mano with Guest Dr. David Bentley

In a brief commentary on La Bella Mano (1875) shortly after it was painted, Rossetti’s friend and former fellow Pre-Raphaelite Frederic George Stephens described it as “simply a painter’s fancy, and almost entirely dependent on pictorial qualities.” Dr. David Bentley from Western University of Canada joins curator Margaretta Frederick to discuss the painting’s symbolic details and its intriguing relationship to Murray Marks, the curiosity dealer who commissioned it. This talk will also explore the sonnet that Rossetti wrote for La Bella Mano, where the description of the woman’s beautiful hand as “A flower of Venus’ own virginity” invites questions about the role of classical mythology in the painting and its underlying conceptions of female purity and sexuality.   Register

July 23 – Guest Artist Craig Colorusso 

In 2017, Craig Colorusso brought Sound + Light to the Delaware Art Museum. Visitors to the Museum’s Copeland Sculpture Garden and Labyrinth in the Anthony N. Fusco Reservoir experienced the intersection of sound, light, and space. The artist joins curator Margaret Winslow to talk about his solar and motion-powered sculptures and invites participants to take part in creating a symphony of digital sound.  Register

July 30

TBA – Register

Happy Hour on the Museum Terrace
Aug 20 @ 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Happy Hour on the Museum Terrace

Join us to relax and unwind with the Museum’s popular Happy Hour series.

July 16 and August 27 Destination Unknown (Classic Rock)
July 23 and August 6 – Edgewater Avenue (Bluegrass/Americana)
July 30 and August 13 – The Joseph Whitney Steel Band (Steel Drum)
August 20 and September 10 – Ed Dwornik (Singer/Songwriter)
September 3 – Sharon Sable (Jazz)

Happy Hours may be cancelled or moved inside due to inclement weather. Please check back for updates and a current list of musicians. Museum galleries are open with free admission every Thursday from 4-8 pm.

Summer 2020 Covid-19 Safety Precautions

To ensure the welfare of our Members and staff, please consider the following:
  • Masks must be worn when not seated at your table, while walking the Museum’s grounds and while visiting the restroom.
  • Parties are limited to 6 family members per seating area. Please do not move tables.
  • Feel free to bring a lawn chair or rent one of ours for seating in the Sculpture Garden.
  • At all times remain 6 feet apart from anyone not in your party.
  • Orders must be placed at your seating area.
Aug
27
Thu
Art Chat Weekly
Aug 27 @ 12:00 pm
Art Chat Weekly @ Zoom

Join us for an hour-long virtual conversation with curators and guest speakers on everything from works of art in the collection to interviews with local artists. Ask questions, participate in the conversation, or just enjoy! Registration required. After registration is complete, you will receive an email with a link and details on how to join the Zoom meeting. If you do not receive a link, please check your spam folder or reach out to us. This program is sponsored by the Art Bridges Foundation. 

June 25 – Guest Artist jc lenochan

Through pairings of images and text, jc lenochan examines what he refers to as the “social condition as it relates to identity, race, and class.” His 2012 drawing on canvas titled unfinished business “it may not be televised,” references the 1971 poem and song, “The Revolution Will Not Be Televised” by Gil Scott-Heron, in which the musician warns about the possible complacency created by television. Like Scott-Heron, lenochan focuses on the effects of mass media and strives to create a place for dialogue that will help develop a better understanding of the spread of “misinformation/cultural bias as a global pandemic.” Join artist jc lenochan and curator Margaret Winslow as they discuss the artist’s recent work and how it engages in social justice and the dismantling of whiteness. Register

July 2 – No Art Chat due to the holiday

July 9 – Chords of Color

Many American artists experimented with color theories in the early 20th century. Robert Henri, John Sloan, and George Bellows adopted the musically inspired color palettes of Hardesty Maratta around 1910. Their friends Charles and Alice Beach Winter built on Maratta’s system, creating stunning chromatic charts in the Museum’s archives. Here in Delaware, concert pianist and musical theorist Mary Hallock Greenewalt designed a “color organ” that projected colored light based on the keys she played. Come discuss these theories and the colorful characters behind them with curator Heather Campbell Coyle and musician Jonathan Whitney. Register

July 16 – La Bella Mano with Guest Dr. David Bentley

In a brief commentary on La Bella Mano (1875) shortly after it was painted, Rossetti’s friend and former fellow Pre-Raphaelite Frederic George Stephens described it as “simply a painter’s fancy, and almost entirely dependent on pictorial qualities.” Dr. David Bentley from Western University of Canada joins curator Margaretta Frederick to discuss the painting’s symbolic details and its intriguing relationship to Murray Marks, the curiosity dealer who commissioned it. This talk will also explore the sonnet that Rossetti wrote for La Bella Mano, where the description of the woman’s beautiful hand as “A flower of Venus’ own virginity” invites questions about the role of classical mythology in the painting and its underlying conceptions of female purity and sexuality.   Register

July 23 – Guest Artist Craig Colorusso 

In 2017, Craig Colorusso brought Sound + Light to the Delaware Art Museum. Visitors to the Museum’s Copeland Sculpture Garden and Labyrinth in the Anthony N. Fusco Reservoir experienced the intersection of sound, light, and space. The artist joins curator Margaret Winslow to talk about his solar and motion-powered sculptures and invites participants to take part in creating a symphony of digital sound.  Register

July 30

TBA – Register

Happy Hour on the Museum Terrace
Aug 27 @ 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Happy Hour on the Museum Terrace

Join us to relax and unwind with the Museum’s popular Happy Hour series.

July 16 and August 27 Destination Unknown (Classic Rock)
July 23 and August 6 – Edgewater Avenue (Bluegrass/Americana)
July 30 and August 13 – The Joseph Whitney Steel Band (Steel Drum)
August 20 and September 10 – Ed Dwornik (Singer/Songwriter)
September 3 – Sharon Sable (Jazz)

Happy Hours may be cancelled or moved inside due to inclement weather. Please check back for updates and a current list of musicians. Museum galleries are open with free admission every Thursday from 4-8 pm.

Summer 2020 Covid-19 Safety Precautions

To ensure the welfare of our Members and staff, please consider the following:
  • Masks must be worn when not seated at your table, while walking the Museum’s grounds and while visiting the restroom.
  • Parties are limited to 6 family members per seating area. Please do not move tables.
  • Feel free to bring a lawn chair or rent one of ours for seating in the Sculpture Garden.
  • At all times remain 6 feet apart from anyone not in your party.
  • Orders must be placed at your seating area.
Virtual DelArt Readers: Book Club
Aug 27 @ 6:00 pm

PLEASE NOTE: All meetings will be held on Zoom via webcam at 6 pm until further notice. To RSVP to Zoom virtual meeting email ejarvis@delart.org.

Join the DelArt Readers, a community-led book club passionate about art-inspired literature. Visit the links below for monthly selections.

The Museum Store will carry many of the titles in this year’s DelArt Readers lineup, as indicated below. The store will have the titles available approximately a month before they will be discussed by the group. If you’d like to pre-order a copy, stop by the store and let us know!

You can now purchase your books online and support the Delaware Art Museum Store via Bookshop.org! At Bookshop, you can find book club selections and so much more at a discount, and have them shipped directly to your home. You’ll also find curated lists for books that correspond to our exhibitions, special events, staff picks and more! It’s a great way for us to offer you a wider array of books than we can carry in the store. We hope you’ll consider supporting the Museum by purchasing through Bookshop. Check out our page at https://bookshop.org/shop/delartstore, or click the links below to go directly to each book club selection.

June 25, 2020


In Sunlight or In Shadow: Stories Inspired by the Paintings of Edward Hopper

edited by Lawrence Block (Fiction)

Available for purchase in the Museum Store.

Read about the book.

July 30, 2020


A Month in the Country

by J.L. Carr (Fiction)

Available for purchase in the Museum Store.

Purchase Book.

August 27, 2020


The Birth of Venus

by Sarah Dunant (Fiction)

Available for purchase in the Museum Store.

Purchase Book.

September 24, 2020


The Lady in Gold: The Extraordinary Tale of Gustav Klimt’s Masterpiece, Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer

by Anne-Marie O’Connor (Non-Fiction)

Available for purchase in the Museum Store.

Purchase Book.

October 29, 2020


The Mabinogion

edited by Lady Charlotte Guest (Fiction)

Purchase Book.

November 19, 2020

Clara and Mr. Tiffany

by Susan Vreeland (Fiction)

Available for purchase in the Museum Store.

Purchase Book.

December, 2020


No meeting

Sep
3
Thu
Art Chat Weekly
Sep 3 @ 12:00 pm
Art Chat Weekly @ Zoom

Join us for an hour-long virtual conversation with curators and guest speakers on everything from works of art in the collection to interviews with local artists. Ask questions, participate in the conversation, or just enjoy! Registration required. After registration is complete, you will receive an email with a link and details on how to join the Zoom meeting. If you do not receive a link, please check your spam folder or reach out to us. This program is sponsored by the Art Bridges Foundation. 

June 25 – Guest Artist jc lenochan

Through pairings of images and text, jc lenochan examines what he refers to as the “social condition as it relates to identity, race, and class.” His 2012 drawing on canvas titled unfinished business “it may not be televised,” references the 1971 poem and song, “The Revolution Will Not Be Televised” by Gil Scott-Heron, in which the musician warns about the possible complacency created by television. Like Scott-Heron, lenochan focuses on the effects of mass media and strives to create a place for dialogue that will help develop a better understanding of the spread of “misinformation/cultural bias as a global pandemic.” Join artist jc lenochan and curator Margaret Winslow as they discuss the artist’s recent work and how it engages in social justice and the dismantling of whiteness. Register

July 2 – No Art Chat due to the holiday

July 9 – Chords of Color

Many American artists experimented with color theories in the early 20th century. Robert Henri, John Sloan, and George Bellows adopted the musically inspired color palettes of Hardesty Maratta around 1910. Their friends Charles and Alice Beach Winter built on Maratta’s system, creating stunning chromatic charts in the Museum’s archives. Here in Delaware, concert pianist and musical theorist Mary Hallock Greenewalt designed a “color organ” that projected colored light based on the keys she played. Come discuss these theories and the colorful characters behind them with curator Heather Campbell Coyle and musician Jonathan Whitney. Register

July 16 – La Bella Mano with Guest Dr. David Bentley

In a brief commentary on La Bella Mano (1875) shortly after it was painted, Rossetti’s friend and former fellow Pre-Raphaelite Frederic George Stephens described it as “simply a painter’s fancy, and almost entirely dependent on pictorial qualities.” Dr. David Bentley from Western University of Canada joins curator Margaretta Frederick to discuss the painting’s symbolic details and its intriguing relationship to Murray Marks, the curiosity dealer who commissioned it. This talk will also explore the sonnet that Rossetti wrote for La Bella Mano, where the description of the woman’s beautiful hand as “A flower of Venus’ own virginity” invites questions about the role of classical mythology in the painting and its underlying conceptions of female purity and sexuality.   Register

July 23 – Guest Artist Craig Colorusso 

In 2017, Craig Colorusso brought Sound + Light to the Delaware Art Museum. Visitors to the Museum’s Copeland Sculpture Garden and Labyrinth in the Anthony N. Fusco Reservoir experienced the intersection of sound, light, and space. The artist joins curator Margaret Winslow to talk about his solar and motion-powered sculptures and invites participants to take part in creating a symphony of digital sound.  Register

July 30

TBA – Register

Happy Hour on the Museum Terrace
Sep 3 @ 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Happy Hour on the Museum Terrace

Join us to relax and unwind with the Museum’s popular Happy Hour series.

July 16 and August 27 Destination Unknown (Classic Rock)
July 23 and August 6 – Edgewater Avenue (Bluegrass/Americana)
July 30 and August 13 – The Joseph Whitney Steel Band (Steel Drum)
August 20 and September 10 – Ed Dwornik (Singer/Songwriter)
September 3 – Sharon Sable (Jazz)

Happy Hours may be cancelled or moved inside due to inclement weather. Please check back for updates and a current list of musicians. Museum galleries are open with free admission every Thursday from 4-8 pm.

Summer 2020 Covid-19 Safety Precautions

To ensure the welfare of our Members and staff, please consider the following:
  • Masks must be worn when not seated at your table, while walking the Museum’s grounds and while visiting the restroom.
  • Parties are limited to 6 family members per seating area. Please do not move tables.
  • Feel free to bring a lawn chair or rent one of ours for seating in the Sculpture Garden.
  • At all times remain 6 feet apart from anyone not in your party.
  • Orders must be placed at your seating area.
Sep
4
Fri
Art is Tasty Virtual Edition
Sep 4 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Art is Tasty Virtual Edition

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 2020 Topics

June 19: Tenant Farmer, Andrew Wyeth
July 3: Cancelled
August 7: Atlantic City, Reginald Marsh
September 4: Riot, Deborah Butterfield
October 2: Labyrinth
November 6: Louis Comfort Tiffany: Treasures from the Driehaus Collection special exhibition
December 4: On the Banks of the Doune, Scotland, Robert Duncanson

Sep
10
Thu
Art Chat Weekly
Sep 10 @ 12:00 pm
Art Chat Weekly @ Zoom

Join us for an hour-long virtual conversation with curators and guest speakers on everything from works of art in the collection to interviews with local artists. Ask questions, participate in the conversation, or just enjoy! Registration required. After registration is complete, you will receive an email with a link and details on how to join the Zoom meeting. If you do not receive a link, please check your spam folder or reach out to us. This program is sponsored by the Art Bridges Foundation. 

June 25 – Guest Artist jc lenochan

Through pairings of images and text, jc lenochan examines what he refers to as the “social condition as it relates to identity, race, and class.” His 2012 drawing on canvas titled unfinished business “it may not be televised,” references the 1971 poem and song, “The Revolution Will Not Be Televised” by Gil Scott-Heron, in which the musician warns about the possible complacency created by television. Like Scott-Heron, lenochan focuses on the effects of mass media and strives to create a place for dialogue that will help develop a better understanding of the spread of “misinformation/cultural bias as a global pandemic.” Join artist jc lenochan and curator Margaret Winslow as they discuss the artist’s recent work and how it engages in social justice and the dismantling of whiteness. Register

July 2 – No Art Chat due to the holiday

July 9 – Chords of Color

Many American artists experimented with color theories in the early 20th century. Robert Henri, John Sloan, and George Bellows adopted the musically inspired color palettes of Hardesty Maratta around 1910. Their friends Charles and Alice Beach Winter built on Maratta’s system, creating stunning chromatic charts in the Museum’s archives. Here in Delaware, concert pianist and musical theorist Mary Hallock Greenewalt designed a “color organ” that projected colored light based on the keys she played. Come discuss these theories and the colorful characters behind them with curator Heather Campbell Coyle and musician Jonathan Whitney. Register

July 16 – La Bella Mano with Guest Dr. David Bentley

In a brief commentary on La Bella Mano (1875) shortly after it was painted, Rossetti’s friend and former fellow Pre-Raphaelite Frederic George Stephens described it as “simply a painter’s fancy, and almost entirely dependent on pictorial qualities.” Dr. David Bentley from Western University of Canada joins curator Margaretta Frederick to discuss the painting’s symbolic details and its intriguing relationship to Murray Marks, the curiosity dealer who commissioned it. This talk will also explore the sonnet that Rossetti wrote for La Bella Mano, where the description of the woman’s beautiful hand as “A flower of Venus’ own virginity” invites questions about the role of classical mythology in the painting and its underlying conceptions of female purity and sexuality.   Register

July 23 – Guest Artist Craig Colorusso 

In 2017, Craig Colorusso brought Sound + Light to the Delaware Art Museum. Visitors to the Museum’s Copeland Sculpture Garden and Labyrinth in the Anthony N. Fusco Reservoir experienced the intersection of sound, light, and space. The artist joins curator Margaret Winslow to talk about his solar and motion-powered sculptures and invites participants to take part in creating a symphony of digital sound.  Register

July 30

TBA – Register

Sep
13
Sun
Family 2nd Sunday Art Kits
Sep 13 all-day
Family 2nd Sunday Art Kits

On the second Sunday of each month, pick up a free kit of art supplies and activities to spark family creativity at home. Kits will be offered for 3 age ranges: Museum Babies (ages 0-2); Young Artists (ages 3-5); and Sunday Studio (ages 6-12), to create with their grownups. Share your art with us on Instagram using the hashtag #delartfromhome.

Advance registration required for each kit; maximum one of each type per family. Family 2nd Sunday Art Kits are sponsored by the Delaware Community Foundation and the Museum Council.

July  12 Art Kits – All July Family Art Kits have been reserved. Please check back for information about next month’s kits, coming soon. Kits will be available for curbside pickup from the Museum on Sunday, July 12. Pickup details will be emailed to registrants.

Sep
17
Thu
Art Chat Weekly
Sep 17 @ 12:00 pm
Art Chat Weekly @ Zoom

Join us for an hour-long virtual conversation with curators and guest speakers on everything from works of art in the collection to interviews with local artists. Ask questions, participate in the conversation, or just enjoy! Registration required. After registration is complete, you will receive an email with a link and details on how to join the Zoom meeting. If you do not receive a link, please check your spam folder or reach out to us. This program is sponsored by the Art Bridges Foundation. 

June 25 – Guest Artist jc lenochan

Through pairings of images and text, jc lenochan examines what he refers to as the “social condition as it relates to identity, race, and class.” His 2012 drawing on canvas titled unfinished business “it may not be televised,” references the 1971 poem and song, “The Revolution Will Not Be Televised” by Gil Scott-Heron, in which the musician warns about the possible complacency created by television. Like Scott-Heron, lenochan focuses on the effects of mass media and strives to create a place for dialogue that will help develop a better understanding of the spread of “misinformation/cultural bias as a global pandemic.” Join artist jc lenochan and curator Margaret Winslow as they discuss the artist’s recent work and how it engages in social justice and the dismantling of whiteness. Register

July 2 – No Art Chat due to the holiday

July 9 – Chords of Color

Many American artists experimented with color theories in the early 20th century. Robert Henri, John Sloan, and George Bellows adopted the musically inspired color palettes of Hardesty Maratta around 1910. Their friends Charles and Alice Beach Winter built on Maratta’s system, creating stunning chromatic charts in the Museum’s archives. Here in Delaware, concert pianist and musical theorist Mary Hallock Greenewalt designed a “color organ” that projected colored light based on the keys she played. Come discuss these theories and the colorful characters behind them with curator Heather Campbell Coyle and musician Jonathan Whitney. Register

July 16 – La Bella Mano with Guest Dr. David Bentley

In a brief commentary on La Bella Mano (1875) shortly after it was painted, Rossetti’s friend and former fellow Pre-Raphaelite Frederic George Stephens described it as “simply a painter’s fancy, and almost entirely dependent on pictorial qualities.” Dr. David Bentley from Western University of Canada joins curator Margaretta Frederick to discuss the painting’s symbolic details and its intriguing relationship to Murray Marks, the curiosity dealer who commissioned it. This talk will also explore the sonnet that Rossetti wrote for La Bella Mano, where the description of the woman’s beautiful hand as “A flower of Venus’ own virginity” invites questions about the role of classical mythology in the painting and its underlying conceptions of female purity and sexuality.   Register

July 23 – Guest Artist Craig Colorusso 

In 2017, Craig Colorusso brought Sound + Light to the Delaware Art Museum. Visitors to the Museum’s Copeland Sculpture Garden and Labyrinth in the Anthony N. Fusco Reservoir experienced the intersection of sound, light, and space. The artist joins curator Margaret Winslow to talk about his solar and motion-powered sculptures and invites participants to take part in creating a symphony of digital sound.  Register

July 30

TBA – Register

Sep
24
Thu
Art Chat Weekly
Sep 24 @ 12:00 pm
Art Chat Weekly @ Zoom

Join us for an hour-long virtual conversation with curators and guest speakers on everything from works of art in the collection to interviews with local artists. Ask questions, participate in the conversation, or just enjoy! Registration required. After registration is complete, you will receive an email with a link and details on how to join the Zoom meeting. If you do not receive a link, please check your spam folder or reach out to us. This program is sponsored by the Art Bridges Foundation. 

June 25 – Guest Artist jc lenochan

Through pairings of images and text, jc lenochan examines what he refers to as the “social condition as it relates to identity, race, and class.” His 2012 drawing on canvas titled unfinished business “it may not be televised,” references the 1971 poem and song, “The Revolution Will Not Be Televised” by Gil Scott-Heron, in which the musician warns about the possible complacency created by television. Like Scott-Heron, lenochan focuses on the effects of mass media and strives to create a place for dialogue that will help develop a better understanding of the spread of “misinformation/cultural bias as a global pandemic.” Join artist jc lenochan and curator Margaret Winslow as they discuss the artist’s recent work and how it engages in social justice and the dismantling of whiteness. Register

July 2 – No Art Chat due to the holiday

July 9 – Chords of Color

Many American artists experimented with color theories in the early 20th century. Robert Henri, John Sloan, and George Bellows adopted the musically inspired color palettes of Hardesty Maratta around 1910. Their friends Charles and Alice Beach Winter built on Maratta’s system, creating stunning chromatic charts in the Museum’s archives. Here in Delaware, concert pianist and musical theorist Mary Hallock Greenewalt designed a “color organ” that projected colored light based on the keys she played. Come discuss these theories and the colorful characters behind them with curator Heather Campbell Coyle and musician Jonathan Whitney. Register

July 16 – La Bella Mano with Guest Dr. David Bentley

In a brief commentary on La Bella Mano (1875) shortly after it was painted, Rossetti’s friend and former fellow Pre-Raphaelite Frederic George Stephens described it as “simply a painter’s fancy, and almost entirely dependent on pictorial qualities.” Dr. David Bentley from Western University of Canada joins curator Margaretta Frederick to discuss the painting’s symbolic details and its intriguing relationship to Murray Marks, the curiosity dealer who commissioned it. This talk will also explore the sonnet that Rossetti wrote for La Bella Mano, where the description of the woman’s beautiful hand as “A flower of Venus’ own virginity” invites questions about the role of classical mythology in the painting and its underlying conceptions of female purity and sexuality.   Register

July 23 – Guest Artist Craig Colorusso 

In 2017, Craig Colorusso brought Sound + Light to the Delaware Art Museum. Visitors to the Museum’s Copeland Sculpture Garden and Labyrinth in the Anthony N. Fusco Reservoir experienced the intersection of sound, light, and space. The artist joins curator Margaret Winslow to talk about his solar and motion-powered sculptures and invites participants to take part in creating a symphony of digital sound.  Register

July 30

TBA – Register

Virtual DelArt Readers: Book Club
Sep 24 @ 6:00 pm

PLEASE NOTE: All meetings will be held on Zoom via webcam at 6 pm until further notice. To RSVP to Zoom virtual meeting email ejarvis@delart.org.

Join the DelArt Readers, a community-led book club passionate about art-inspired literature. Visit the links below for monthly selections.

The Museum Store will carry many of the titles in this year’s DelArt Readers lineup, as indicated below. The store will have the titles available approximately a month before they will be discussed by the group. If you’d like to pre-order a copy, stop by the store and let us know!

You can now purchase your books online and support the Delaware Art Museum Store via Bookshop.org! At Bookshop, you can find book club selections and so much more at a discount, and have them shipped directly to your home. You’ll also find curated lists for books that correspond to our exhibitions, special events, staff picks and more! It’s a great way for us to offer you a wider array of books than we can carry in the store. We hope you’ll consider supporting the Museum by purchasing through Bookshop. Check out our page at https://bookshop.org/shop/delartstore, or click the links below to go directly to each book club selection.

June 25, 2020


In Sunlight or In Shadow: Stories Inspired by the Paintings of Edward Hopper

edited by Lawrence Block (Fiction)

Available for purchase in the Museum Store.

Read about the book.

July 30, 2020


A Month in the Country

by J.L. Carr (Fiction)

Available for purchase in the Museum Store.

Purchase Book.

August 27, 2020


The Birth of Venus

by Sarah Dunant (Fiction)

Available for purchase in the Museum Store.

Purchase Book.

September 24, 2020


The Lady in Gold: The Extraordinary Tale of Gustav Klimt’s Masterpiece, Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer

by Anne-Marie O’Connor (Non-Fiction)

Available for purchase in the Museum Store.

Purchase Book.

October 29, 2020


The Mabinogion

edited by Lady Charlotte Guest (Fiction)

Purchase Book.

November 19, 2020

Clara and Mr. Tiffany

by Susan Vreeland (Fiction)

Available for purchase in the Museum Store.

Purchase Book.

December, 2020


No meeting

Oct
1
Thu
Art Chat Weekly
Oct 1 @ 12:00 pm
Art Chat Weekly @ Zoom

Join us for an hour-long virtual conversation with curators and guest speakers on everything from works of art in the collection to interviews with local artists. Ask questions, participate in the conversation, or just enjoy! Registration required. After registration is complete, you will receive an email with a link and details on how to join the Zoom meeting. If you do not receive a link, please check your spam folder or reach out to us. This program is sponsored by the Art Bridges Foundation. 

June 25 – Guest Artist jc lenochan

Through pairings of images and text, jc lenochan examines what he refers to as the “social condition as it relates to identity, race, and class.” His 2012 drawing on canvas titled unfinished business “it may not be televised,” references the 1971 poem and song, “The Revolution Will Not Be Televised” by Gil Scott-Heron, in which the musician warns about the possible complacency created by television. Like Scott-Heron, lenochan focuses on the effects of mass media and strives to create a place for dialogue that will help develop a better understanding of the spread of “misinformation/cultural bias as a global pandemic.” Join artist jc lenochan and curator Margaret Winslow as they discuss the artist’s recent work and how it engages in social justice and the dismantling of whiteness. Register

July 2 – No Art Chat due to the holiday

July 9 – Chords of Color

Many American artists experimented with color theories in the early 20th century. Robert Henri, John Sloan, and George Bellows adopted the musically inspired color palettes of Hardesty Maratta around 1910. Their friends Charles and Alice Beach Winter built on Maratta’s system, creating stunning chromatic charts in the Museum’s archives. Here in Delaware, concert pianist and musical theorist Mary Hallock Greenewalt designed a “color organ” that projected colored light based on the keys she played. Come discuss these theories and the colorful characters behind them with curator Heather Campbell Coyle and musician Jonathan Whitney. Register

July 16 – La Bella Mano with Guest Dr. David Bentley

In a brief commentary on La Bella Mano (1875) shortly after it was painted, Rossetti’s friend and former fellow Pre-Raphaelite Frederic George Stephens described it as “simply a painter’s fancy, and almost entirely dependent on pictorial qualities.” Dr. David Bentley from Western University of Canada joins curator Margaretta Frederick to discuss the painting’s symbolic details and its intriguing relationship to Murray Marks, the curiosity dealer who commissioned it. This talk will also explore the sonnet that Rossetti wrote for La Bella Mano, where the description of the woman’s beautiful hand as “A flower of Venus’ own virginity” invites questions about the role of classical mythology in the painting and its underlying conceptions of female purity and sexuality.   Register

July 23 – Guest Artist Craig Colorusso 

In 2017, Craig Colorusso brought Sound + Light to the Delaware Art Museum. Visitors to the Museum’s Copeland Sculpture Garden and Labyrinth in the Anthony N. Fusco Reservoir experienced the intersection of sound, light, and space. The artist joins curator Margaret Winslow to talk about his solar and motion-powered sculptures and invites participants to take part in creating a symphony of digital sound.  Register

July 30

TBA – Register

Conversations with Women Making a Difference
Oct 1 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Conversations with Women Making a Difference

Join us on October 1, 2020 for “Conversations with Women Making a Difference” presented by Blue Blaze Associates.

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 three influential women. The three April panelists are:

Melody Phillips is Director of Operations for The Warehouse, a new teen center in northeast Wilmington that will open in April 2020. The Warehouse is part of a multi-million dollar community revitalization project, planned by REACH Riverside, offering comprehensive after-school opportunities for up to 700 teens. Melody serves as Chair of the Workforce Development Committee for REACH Riverside and is also Co-Founder and Board Chairwoman of I Am My Sister’s Keeper.

Latifa Ihsan Ali is a Muslim American fashion designer and entrepreneur who is passionate about helping women get active and keep modest. Her company, LiaWear Action, empowers Muslim women to pursue the activities they love. Latifa’s line of modest sportswear and hijab solutions encourage women to get out and run, jog, kick, bike, hike, swim, splash, dive, and dance their way to fitness.

Colleen Perry Keith is the new president of Goldey-Beacom College and the first woman to hold that position in the school’s 133-year history. Before coming to Delaware, Colleen served as president at Pfeiffer University in North Carolina and also at Spartanburg Methodist College in South Carolina. Her proven leadership and strong financial management were transformative at those institutions.

Bring your friends (including men!) to this fun and inspirational evening!

The event series is presented by Blue Blaze Associates and sponsored by NEWS4Women; all event proceeds are donated to local nonprofits. The 2020 partners and beneficiaries are the Delaware Art Museum and Fund for Women Delaware.

Oct
2
Fri
Art is Tasty Virtual Edition
Oct 2 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Art is Tasty Virtual Edition

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 2020 Topics

June 19: Tenant Farmer, Andrew Wyeth
July 3: Cancelled
August 7: Atlantic City, Reginald Marsh
September 4: Riot, Deborah Butterfield
October 2: Labyrinth
November 6: Louis Comfort Tiffany: Treasures from the Driehaus Collection special exhibition
December 4: On the Banks of the Doune, Scotland, Robert Duncanson

Oct
8
Thu
Art Chat Weekly
Oct 8 @ 12:00 pm
Art Chat Weekly @ Zoom

Join us for an hour-long virtual conversation with curators and guest speakers on everything from works of art in the collection to interviews with local artists. Ask questions, participate in the conversation, or just enjoy! Registration required. After registration is complete, you will receive an email with a link and details on how to join the Zoom meeting. If you do not receive a link, please check your spam folder or reach out to us. This program is sponsored by the Art Bridges Foundation. 

June 25 – Guest Artist jc lenochan

Through pairings of images and text, jc lenochan examines what he refers to as the “social condition as it relates to identity, race, and class.” His 2012 drawing on canvas titled unfinished business “it may not be televised,” references the 1971 poem and song, “The Revolution Will Not Be Televised” by Gil Scott-Heron, in which the musician warns about the possible complacency created by television. Like Scott-Heron, lenochan focuses on the effects of mass media and strives to create a place for dialogue that will help develop a better understanding of the spread of “misinformation/cultural bias as a global pandemic.” Join artist jc lenochan and curator Margaret Winslow as they discuss the artist’s recent work and how it engages in social justice and the dismantling of whiteness. Register

July 2 – No Art Chat due to the holiday

July 9 – Chords of Color

Many American artists experimented with color theories in the early 20th century. Robert Henri, John Sloan, and George Bellows adopted the musically inspired color palettes of Hardesty Maratta around 1910. Their friends Charles and Alice Beach Winter built on Maratta’s system, creating stunning chromatic charts in the Museum’s archives. Here in Delaware, concert pianist and musical theorist Mary Hallock Greenewalt designed a “color organ” that projected colored light based on the keys she played. Come discuss these theories and the colorful characters behind them with curator Heather Campbell Coyle and musician Jonathan Whitney. Register

July 16 – La Bella Mano with Guest Dr. David Bentley

In a brief commentary on La Bella Mano (1875) shortly after it was painted, Rossetti’s friend and former fellow Pre-Raphaelite Frederic George Stephens described it as “simply a painter’s fancy, and almost entirely dependent on pictorial qualities.” Dr. David Bentley from Western University of Canada joins curator Margaretta Frederick to discuss the painting’s symbolic details and its intriguing relationship to Murray Marks, the curiosity dealer who commissioned it. This talk will also explore the sonnet that Rossetti wrote for La Bella Mano, where the description of the woman’s beautiful hand as “A flower of Venus’ own virginity” invites questions about the role of classical mythology in the painting and its underlying conceptions of female purity and sexuality.   Register

July 23 – Guest Artist Craig Colorusso 

In 2017, Craig Colorusso brought Sound + Light to the Delaware Art Museum. Visitors to the Museum’s Copeland Sculpture Garden and Labyrinth in the Anthony N. Fusco Reservoir experienced the intersection of sound, light, and space. The artist joins curator Margaret Winslow to talk about his solar and motion-powered sculptures and invites participants to take part in creating a symphony of digital sound.  Register

July 30

TBA – Register

Oct
11
Sun
Family 2nd Sunday Art Kits
Oct 11 all-day
Family 2nd Sunday Art Kits

On the second Sunday of each month, pick up a free kit of art supplies and activities to spark family creativity at home. Kits will be offered for 3 age ranges: Museum Babies (ages 0-2); Young Artists (ages 3-5); and Sunday Studio (ages 6-12), to create with their grownups. Share your art with us on Instagram using the hashtag #delartfromhome.

Advance registration required for each kit; maximum one of each type per family. Family 2nd Sunday Art Kits are sponsored by the Delaware Community Foundation and the Museum Council.

July  12 Art Kits – All July Family Art Kits have been reserved. Please check back for information about next month’s kits, coming soon. Kits will be available for curbside pickup from the Museum on Sunday, July 12. Pickup details will be emailed to registrants.

Oct
15
Thu
Art Chat Weekly
Oct 15 @ 12:00 pm
Art Chat Weekly @ Zoom

Join us for an hour-long virtual conversation with curators and guest speakers on everything from works of art in the collection to interviews with local artists. Ask questions, participate in the conversation, or just enjoy! Registration required. After registration is complete, you will receive an email with a link and details on how to join the Zoom meeting. If you do not receive a link, please check your spam folder or reach out to us. This program is sponsored by the Art Bridges Foundation. 

June 25 – Guest Artist jc lenochan

Through pairings of images and text, jc lenochan examines what he refers to as the “social condition as it relates to identity, race, and class.” His 2012 drawing on canvas titled unfinished business “it may not be televised,” references the 1971 poem and song, “The Revolution Will Not Be Televised” by Gil Scott-Heron, in which the musician warns about the possible complacency created by television. Like Scott-Heron, lenochan focuses on the effects of mass media and strives to create a place for dialogue that will help develop a better understanding of the spread of “misinformation/cultural bias as a global pandemic.” Join artist jc lenochan and curator Margaret Winslow as they discuss the artist’s recent work and how it engages in social justice and the dismantling of whiteness. Register

July 2 – No Art Chat due to the holiday

July 9 – Chords of Color

Many American artists experimented with color theories in the early 20th century. Robert Henri, John Sloan, and George Bellows adopted the musically inspired color palettes of Hardesty Maratta around 1910. Their friends Charles and Alice Beach Winter built on Maratta’s system, creating stunning chromatic charts in the Museum’s archives. Here in Delaware, concert pianist and musical theorist Mary Hallock Greenewalt designed a “color organ” that projected colored light based on the keys she played. Come discuss these theories and the colorful characters behind them with curator Heather Campbell Coyle and musician Jonathan Whitney. Register

July 16 – La Bella Mano with Guest Dr. David Bentley

In a brief commentary on La Bella Mano (1875) shortly after it was painted, Rossetti’s friend and former fellow Pre-Raphaelite Frederic George Stephens described it as “simply a painter’s fancy, and almost entirely dependent on pictorial qualities.” Dr. David Bentley from Western University of Canada joins curator Margaretta Frederick to discuss the painting’s symbolic details and its intriguing relationship to Murray Marks, the curiosity dealer who commissioned it. This talk will also explore the sonnet that Rossetti wrote for La Bella Mano, where the description of the woman’s beautiful hand as “A flower of Venus’ own virginity” invites questions about the role of classical mythology in the painting and its underlying conceptions of female purity and sexuality.   Register

July 23 – Guest Artist Craig Colorusso 

In 2017, Craig Colorusso brought Sound + Light to the Delaware Art Museum. Visitors to the Museum’s Copeland Sculpture Garden and Labyrinth in the Anthony N. Fusco Reservoir experienced the intersection of sound, light, and space. The artist joins curator Margaret Winslow to talk about his solar and motion-powered sculptures and invites participants to take part in creating a symphony of digital sound.  Register

July 30

TBA – Register

Oct
22
Thu
Art Chat Weekly
Oct 22 @ 12:00 pm
Art Chat Weekly @ Zoom

Join us for an hour-long virtual conversation with curators and guest speakers on everything from works of art in the collection to interviews with local artists. Ask questions, participate in the conversation, or just enjoy! Registration required. After registration is complete, you will receive an email with a link and details on how to join the Zoom meeting. If you do not receive a link, please check your spam folder or reach out to us. This program is sponsored by the Art Bridges Foundation. 

June 25 – Guest Artist jc lenochan

Through pairings of images and text, jc lenochan examines what he refers to as the “social condition as it relates to identity, race, and class.” His 2012 drawing on canvas titled unfinished business “it may not be televised,” references the 1971 poem and song, “The Revolution Will Not Be Televised” by Gil Scott-Heron, in which the musician warns about the possible complacency created by television. Like Scott-Heron, lenochan focuses on the effects of mass media and strives to create a place for dialogue that will help develop a better understanding of the spread of “misinformation/cultural bias as a global pandemic.” Join artist jc lenochan and curator Margaret Winslow as they discuss the artist’s recent work and how it engages in social justice and the dismantling of whiteness. Register

July 2 – No Art Chat due to the holiday

July 9 – Chords of Color

Many American artists experimented with color theories in the early 20th century. Robert Henri, John Sloan, and George Bellows adopted the musically inspired color palettes of Hardesty Maratta around 1910. Their friends Charles and Alice Beach Winter built on Maratta’s system, creating stunning chromatic charts in the Museum’s archives. Here in Delaware, concert pianist and musical theorist Mary Hallock Greenewalt designed a “color organ” that projected colored light based on the keys she played. Come discuss these theories and the colorful characters behind them with curator Heather Campbell Coyle and musician Jonathan Whitney. Register

July 16 – La Bella Mano with Guest Dr. David Bentley

In a brief commentary on La Bella Mano (1875) shortly after it was painted, Rossetti’s friend and former fellow Pre-Raphaelite Frederic George Stephens described it as “simply a painter’s fancy, and almost entirely dependent on pictorial qualities.” Dr. David Bentley from Western University of Canada joins curator Margaretta Frederick to discuss the painting’s symbolic details and its intriguing relationship to Murray Marks, the curiosity dealer who commissioned it. This talk will also explore the sonnet that Rossetti wrote for La Bella Mano, where the description of the woman’s beautiful hand as “A flower of Venus’ own virginity” invites questions about the role of classical mythology in the painting and its underlying conceptions of female purity and sexuality.   Register

July 23 – Guest Artist Craig Colorusso 

In 2017, Craig Colorusso brought Sound + Light to the Delaware Art Museum. Visitors to the Museum’s Copeland Sculpture Garden and Labyrinth in the Anthony N. Fusco Reservoir experienced the intersection of sound, light, and space. The artist joins curator Margaret Winslow to talk about his solar and motion-powered sculptures and invites participants to take part in creating a symphony of digital sound.  Register

July 30

TBA – Register

Oct
29
Thu
Art Chat Weekly
Oct 29 @ 12:00 pm
Art Chat Weekly @ Zoom

Join us for an hour-long virtual conversation with curators and guest speakers on everything from works of art in the collection to interviews with local artists. Ask questions, participate in the conversation, or just enjoy! Registration required. After registration is complete, you will receive an email with a link and details on how to join the Zoom meeting. If you do not receive a link, please check your spam folder or reach out to us. This program is sponsored by the Art Bridges Foundation. 

June 25 – Guest Artist jc lenochan

Through pairings of images and text, jc lenochan examines what he refers to as the “social condition as it relates to identity, race, and class.” His 2012 drawing on canvas titled unfinished business “it may not be televised,” references the 1971 poem and song, “The Revolution Will Not Be Televised” by Gil Scott-Heron, in which the musician warns about the possible complacency created by television. Like Scott-Heron, lenochan focuses on the effects of mass media and strives to create a place for dialogue that will help develop a better understanding of the spread of “misinformation/cultural bias as a global pandemic.” Join artist jc lenochan and curator Margaret Winslow as they discuss the artist’s recent work and how it engages in social justice and the dismantling of whiteness. Register

July 2 – No Art Chat due to the holiday

July 9 – Chords of Color

Many American artists experimented with color theories in the early 20th century. Robert Henri, John Sloan, and George Bellows adopted the musically inspired color palettes of Hardesty Maratta around 1910. Their friends Charles and Alice Beach Winter built on Maratta’s system, creating stunning chromatic charts in the Museum’s archives. Here in Delaware, concert pianist and musical theorist Mary Hallock Greenewalt designed a “color organ” that projected colored light based on the keys she played. Come discuss these theories and the colorful characters behind them with curator Heather Campbell Coyle and musician Jonathan Whitney. Register

July 16 – La Bella Mano with Guest Dr. David Bentley

In a brief commentary on La Bella Mano (1875) shortly after it was painted, Rossetti’s friend and former fellow Pre-Raphaelite Frederic George Stephens described it as “simply a painter’s fancy, and almost entirely dependent on pictorial qualities.” Dr. David Bentley from Western University of Canada joins curator Margaretta Frederick to discuss the painting’s symbolic details and its intriguing relationship to Murray Marks, the curiosity dealer who commissioned it. This talk will also explore the sonnet that Rossetti wrote for La Bella Mano, where the description of the woman’s beautiful hand as “A flower of Venus’ own virginity” invites questions about the role of classical mythology in the painting and its underlying conceptions of female purity and sexuality.   Register

July 23 – Guest Artist Craig Colorusso 

In 2017, Craig Colorusso brought Sound + Light to the Delaware Art Museum. Visitors to the Museum’s Copeland Sculpture Garden and Labyrinth in the Anthony N. Fusco Reservoir experienced the intersection of sound, light, and space. The artist joins curator Margaret Winslow to talk about his solar and motion-powered sculptures and invites participants to take part in creating a symphony of digital sound.  Register

July 30

TBA – Register

Virtual DelArt Readers: Book Club
Oct 29 @ 6:00 pm

PLEASE NOTE: All meetings will be held on Zoom via webcam at 6 pm until further notice. To RSVP to Zoom virtual meeting email ejarvis@delart.org.

Join the DelArt Readers, a community-led book club passionate about art-inspired literature. Visit the links below for monthly selections.

The Museum Store will carry many of the titles in this year’s DelArt Readers lineup, as indicated below. The store will have the titles available approximately a month before they will be discussed by the group. If you’d like to pre-order a copy, stop by the store and let us know!

You can now purchase your books online and support the Delaware Art Museum Store via Bookshop.org! At Bookshop, you can find book club selections and so much more at a discount, and have them shipped directly to your home. You’ll also find curated lists for books that correspond to our exhibitions, special events, staff picks and more! It’s a great way for us to offer you a wider array of books than we can carry in the store. We hope you’ll consider supporting the Museum by purchasing through Bookshop. Check out our page at https://bookshop.org/shop/delartstore, or click the links below to go directly to each book club selection.

June 25, 2020


In Sunlight or In Shadow: Stories Inspired by the Paintings of Edward Hopper

edited by Lawrence Block (Fiction)

Available for purchase in the Museum Store.

Read about the book.

July 30, 2020


A Month in the Country

by J.L. Carr (Fiction)

Available for purchase in the Museum Store.

Purchase Book.

August 27, 2020


The Birth of Venus

by Sarah Dunant (Fiction)

Available for purchase in the Museum Store.

Purchase Book.

September 24, 2020


The Lady in Gold: The Extraordinary Tale of Gustav Klimt’s Masterpiece, Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer

by Anne-Marie O’Connor (Non-Fiction)

Available for purchase in the Museum Store.

Purchase Book.

October 29, 2020


The Mabinogion

edited by Lady Charlotte Guest (Fiction)

Purchase Book.

November 19, 2020

Clara and Mr. Tiffany

by Susan Vreeland (Fiction)

Available for purchase in the Museum Store.

Purchase Book.

December, 2020


No meeting

Nov
5
Thu
Art Chat Weekly
Nov 5 @ 12:00 pm
Art Chat Weekly @ Zoom

Join us for an hour-long virtual conversation with curators and guest speakers on everything from works of art in the collection to interviews with local artists. Ask questions, participate in the conversation, or just enjoy! Registration required. After registration is complete, you will receive an email with a link and details on how to join the Zoom meeting. If you do not receive a link, please check your spam folder or reach out to us. This program is sponsored by the Art Bridges Foundation. 

June 25 – Guest Artist jc lenochan

Through pairings of images and text, jc lenochan examines what he refers to as the “social condition as it relates to identity, race, and class.” His 2012 drawing on canvas titled unfinished business “it may not be televised,” references the 1971 poem and song, “The Revolution Will Not Be Televised” by Gil Scott-Heron, in which the musician warns about the possible complacency created by television. Like Scott-Heron, lenochan focuses on the effects of mass media and strives to create a place for dialogue that will help develop a better understanding of the spread of “misinformation/cultural bias as a global pandemic.” Join artist jc lenochan and curator Margaret Winslow as they discuss the artist’s recent work and how it engages in social justice and the dismantling of whiteness. Register

July 2 – No Art Chat due to the holiday

July 9 – Chords of Color

Many American artists experimented with color theories in the early 20th century. Robert Henri, John Sloan, and George Bellows adopted the musically inspired color palettes of Hardesty Maratta around 1910. Their friends Charles and Alice Beach Winter built on Maratta’s system, creating stunning chromatic charts in the Museum’s archives. Here in Delaware, concert pianist and musical theorist Mary Hallock Greenewalt designed a “color organ” that projected colored light based on the keys she played. Come discuss these theories and the colorful characters behind them with curator Heather Campbell Coyle and musician Jonathan Whitney. Register

July 16 – La Bella Mano with Guest Dr. David Bentley

In a brief commentary on La Bella Mano (1875) shortly after it was painted, Rossetti’s friend and former fellow Pre-Raphaelite Frederic George Stephens described it as “simply a painter’s fancy, and almost entirely dependent on pictorial qualities.” Dr. David Bentley from Western University of Canada joins curator Margaretta Frederick to discuss the painting’s symbolic details and its intriguing relationship to Murray Marks, the curiosity dealer who commissioned it. This talk will also explore the sonnet that Rossetti wrote for La Bella Mano, where the description of the woman’s beautiful hand as “A flower of Venus’ own virginity” invites questions about the role of classical mythology in the painting and its underlying conceptions of female purity and sexuality.   Register

July 23 – Guest Artist Craig Colorusso 

In 2017, Craig Colorusso brought Sound + Light to the Delaware Art Museum. Visitors to the Museum’s Copeland Sculpture Garden and Labyrinth in the Anthony N. Fusco Reservoir experienced the intersection of sound, light, and space. The artist joins curator Margaret Winslow to talk about his solar and motion-powered sculptures and invites participants to take part in creating a symphony of digital sound.  Register

July 30

TBA – Register

Nov
6
Fri
Art is Tasty Virtual Edition
Nov 6 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Art is Tasty Virtual Edition

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 2020 Topics

June 19: Tenant Farmer, Andrew Wyeth
July 3: Cancelled
August 7: Atlantic City, Reginald Marsh
September 4: Riot, Deborah Butterfield
October 2: Labyrinth
November 6: Louis Comfort Tiffany: Treasures from the Driehaus Collection special exhibition
December 4: On the Banks of the Doune, Scotland, Robert Duncanson

Nov
8
Sun
Family 2nd Sunday Art Kits
Nov 8 all-day
Family 2nd Sunday Art Kits

On the second Sunday of each month, pick up a free kit of art supplies and activities to spark family creativity at home. Kits will be offered for 3 age ranges: Museum Babies (ages 0-2); Young Artists (ages 3-5); and Sunday Studio (ages 6-12), to create with their grownups. Share your art with us on Instagram using the hashtag #delartfromhome.

Advance registration required for each kit; maximum one of each type per family. Family 2nd Sunday Art Kits are sponsored by the Delaware Community Foundation and the Museum Council.

July  12 Art Kits – All July Family Art Kits have been reserved. Please check back for information about next month’s kits, coming soon. Kits will be available for curbside pickup from the Museum on Sunday, July 12. Pickup details will be emailed to registrants.

Nov
12
Thu
Art Chat Weekly
Nov 12 @ 12:00 pm
Art Chat Weekly @ Zoom

Join us for an hour-long virtual conversation with curators and guest speakers on everything from works of art in the collection to interviews with local artists. Ask questions, participate in the conversation, or just enjoy! Registration required. After registration is complete, you will receive an email with a link and details on how to join the Zoom meeting. If you do not receive a link, please check your spam folder or reach out to us. This program is sponsored by the Art Bridges Foundation. 

June 25 – Guest Artist jc lenochan

Through pairings of images and text, jc lenochan examines what he refers to as the “social condition as it relates to identity, race, and class.” His 2012 drawing on canvas titled unfinished business “it may not be televised,” references the 1971 poem and song, “The Revolution Will Not Be Televised” by Gil Scott-Heron, in which the musician warns about the possible complacency created by television. Like Scott-Heron, lenochan focuses on the effects of mass media and strives to create a place for dialogue that will help develop a better understanding of the spread of “misinformation/cultural bias as a global pandemic.” Join artist jc lenochan and curator Margaret Winslow as they discuss the artist’s recent work and how it engages in social justice and the dismantling of whiteness. Register

July 2 – No Art Chat due to the holiday

July 9 – Chords of Color

Many American artists experimented with color theories in the early 20th century. Robert Henri, John Sloan, and George Bellows adopted the musically inspired color palettes of Hardesty Maratta around 1910. Their friends Charles and Alice Beach Winter built on Maratta’s system, creating stunning chromatic charts in the Museum’s archives. Here in Delaware, concert pianist and musical theorist Mary Hallock Greenewalt designed a “color organ” that projected colored light based on the keys she played. Come discuss these theories and the colorful characters behind them with curator Heather Campbell Coyle and musician Jonathan Whitney. Register

July 16 – La Bella Mano with Guest Dr. David Bentley

In a brief commentary on La Bella Mano (1875) shortly after it was painted, Rossetti’s friend and former fellow Pre-Raphaelite Frederic George Stephens described it as “simply a painter’s fancy, and almost entirely dependent on pictorial qualities.” Dr. David Bentley from Western University of Canada joins curator Margaretta Frederick to discuss the painting’s symbolic details and its intriguing relationship to Murray Marks, the curiosity dealer who commissioned it. This talk will also explore the sonnet that Rossetti wrote for La Bella Mano, where the description of the woman’s beautiful hand as “A flower of Venus’ own virginity” invites questions about the role of classical mythology in the painting and its underlying conceptions of female purity and sexuality.   Register

July 23 – Guest Artist Craig Colorusso 

In 2017, Craig Colorusso brought Sound + Light to the Delaware Art Museum. Visitors to the Museum’s Copeland Sculpture Garden and Labyrinth in the Anthony N. Fusco Reservoir experienced the intersection of sound, light, and space. The artist joins curator Margaret Winslow to talk about his solar and motion-powered sculptures and invites participants to take part in creating a symphony of digital sound.  Register

July 30

TBA – Register

Nov
19
Thu
Art Chat Weekly
Nov 19 @ 12:00 pm
Art Chat Weekly @ Zoom

Join us for an hour-long virtual conversation with curators and guest speakers on everything from works of art in the collection to interviews with local artists. Ask questions, participate in the conversation, or just enjoy! Registration required. After registration is complete, you will receive an email with a link and details on how to join the Zoom meeting. If you do not receive a link, please check your spam folder or reach out to us. This program is sponsored by the Art Bridges Foundation. 

June 25 – Guest Artist jc lenochan

Through pairings of images and text, jc lenochan examines what he refers to as the “social condition as it relates to identity, race, and class.” His 2012 drawing on canvas titled unfinished business “it may not be televised,” references the 1971 poem and song, “The Revolution Will Not Be Televised” by Gil Scott-Heron, in which the musician warns about the possible complacency created by television. Like Scott-Heron, lenochan focuses on the effects of mass media and strives to create a place for dialogue that will help develop a better understanding of the spread of “misinformation/cultural bias as a global pandemic.” Join artist jc lenochan and curator Margaret Winslow as they discuss the artist’s recent work and how it engages in social justice and the dismantling of whiteness. Register

July 2 – No Art Chat due to the holiday

July 9 – Chords of Color

Many American artists experimented with color theories in the early 20th century. Robert Henri, John Sloan, and George Bellows adopted the musically inspired color palettes of Hardesty Maratta around 1910. Their friends Charles and Alice Beach Winter built on Maratta’s system, creating stunning chromatic charts in the Museum’s archives. Here in Delaware, concert pianist and musical theorist Mary Hallock Greenewalt designed a “color organ” that projected colored light based on the keys she played. Come discuss these theories and the colorful characters behind them with curator Heather Campbell Coyle and musician Jonathan Whitney. Register

July 16 – La Bella Mano with Guest Dr. David Bentley

In a brief commentary on La Bella Mano (1875) shortly after it was painted, Rossetti’s friend and former fellow Pre-Raphaelite Frederic George Stephens described it as “simply a painter’s fancy, and almost entirely dependent on pictorial qualities.” Dr. David Bentley from Western University of Canada joins curator Margaretta Frederick to discuss the painting’s symbolic details and its intriguing relationship to Murray Marks, the curiosity dealer who commissioned it. This talk will also explore the sonnet that Rossetti wrote for La Bella Mano, where the description of the woman’s beautiful hand as “A flower of Venus’ own virginity” invites questions about the role of classical mythology in the painting and its underlying conceptions of female purity and sexuality.   Register

July 23 – Guest Artist Craig Colorusso 

In 2017, Craig Colorusso brought Sound + Light to the Delaware Art Museum. Visitors to the Museum’s Copeland Sculpture Garden and Labyrinth in the Anthony N. Fusco Reservoir experienced the intersection of sound, light, and space. The artist joins curator Margaret Winslow to talk about his solar and motion-powered sculptures and invites participants to take part in creating a symphony of digital sound.  Register

July 30

TBA – Register

Virtual DelArt Readers: Book Club
Nov 19 @ 6:00 pm

PLEASE NOTE: All meetings will be held on Zoom via webcam at 6 pm until further notice. To RSVP to Zoom virtual meeting email ejarvis@delart.org.

Join the DelArt Readers, a community-led book club passionate about art-inspired literature. Visit the links below for monthly selections.

The Museum Store will carry many of the titles in this year’s DelArt Readers lineup, as indicated below. The store will have the titles available approximately a month before they will be discussed by the group. If you’d like to pre-order a copy, stop by the store and let us know!

You can now purchase your books online and support the Delaware Art Museum Store via Bookshop.org! At Bookshop, you can find book club selections and so much more at a discount, and have them shipped directly to your home. You’ll also find curated lists for books that correspond to our exhibitions, special events, staff picks and more! It’s a great way for us to offer you a wider array of books than we can carry in the store. We hope you’ll consider supporting the Museum by purchasing through Bookshop. Check out our page at https://bookshop.org/shop/delartstore, or click the links below to go directly to each book club selection.

June 25, 2020


In Sunlight or In Shadow: Stories Inspired by the Paintings of Edward Hopper

edited by Lawrence Block (Fiction)

Available for purchase in the Museum Store.

Read about the book.

July 30, 2020


A Month in the Country

by J.L. Carr (Fiction)

Available for purchase in the Museum Store.

Purchase Book.

August 27, 2020


The Birth of Venus

by Sarah Dunant (Fiction)

Available for purchase in the Museum Store.

Purchase Book.

September 24, 2020


The Lady in Gold: The Extraordinary Tale of Gustav Klimt’s Masterpiece, Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer

by Anne-Marie O’Connor (Non-Fiction)

Available for purchase in the Museum Store.

Purchase Book.

October 29, 2020


The Mabinogion

edited by Lady Charlotte Guest (Fiction)

Purchase Book.

November 19, 2020

Clara and Mr. Tiffany

by Susan Vreeland (Fiction)

Available for purchase in the Museum Store.

Purchase Book.

December, 2020


No meeting

Nov
26
Thu
Art Chat Weekly
Nov 26 @ 12:00 pm
Art Chat Weekly @ Zoom

Join us for an hour-long virtual conversation with curators and guest speakers on everything from works of art in the collection to interviews with local artists. Ask questions, participate in the conversation, or just enjoy! Registration required. After registration is complete, you will receive an email with a link and details on how to join the Zoom meeting. If you do not receive a link, please check your spam folder or reach out to us. This program is sponsored by the Art Bridges Foundation. 

June 25 – Guest Artist jc lenochan

Through pairings of images and text, jc lenochan examines what he refers to as the “social condition as it relates to identity, race, and class.” His 2012 drawing on canvas titled unfinished business “it may not be televised,” references the 1971 poem and song, “The Revolution Will Not Be Televised” by Gil Scott-Heron, in which the musician warns about the possible complacency created by television. Like Scott-Heron, lenochan focuses on the effects of mass media and strives to create a place for dialogue that will help develop a better understanding of the spread of “misinformation/cultural bias as a global pandemic.” Join artist jc lenochan and curator Margaret Winslow as they discuss the artist’s recent work and how it engages in social justice and the dismantling of whiteness. Register

July 2 – No Art Chat due to the holiday

July 9 – Chords of Color

Many American artists experimented with color theories in the early 20th century. Robert Henri, John Sloan, and George Bellows adopted the musically inspired color palettes of Hardesty Maratta around 1910. Their friends Charles and Alice Beach Winter built on Maratta’s system, creating stunning chromatic charts in the Museum’s archives. Here in Delaware, concert pianist and musical theorist Mary Hallock Greenewalt designed a “color organ” that projected colored light based on the keys she played. Come discuss these theories and the colorful characters behind them with curator Heather Campbell Coyle and musician Jonathan Whitney. Register

July 16 – La Bella Mano with Guest Dr. David Bentley

In a brief commentary on La Bella Mano (1875) shortly after it was painted, Rossetti’s friend and former fellow Pre-Raphaelite Frederic George Stephens described it as “simply a painter’s fancy, and almost entirely dependent on pictorial qualities.” Dr. David Bentley from Western University of Canada joins curator Margaretta Frederick to discuss the painting’s symbolic details and its intriguing relationship to Murray Marks, the curiosity dealer who commissioned it. This talk will also explore the sonnet that Rossetti wrote for La Bella Mano, where the description of the woman’s beautiful hand as “A flower of Venus’ own virginity” invites questions about the role of classical mythology in the painting and its underlying conceptions of female purity and sexuality.   Register

July 23 – Guest Artist Craig Colorusso 

In 2017, Craig Colorusso brought Sound + Light to the Delaware Art Museum. Visitors to the Museum’s Copeland Sculpture Garden and Labyrinth in the Anthony N. Fusco Reservoir experienced the intersection of sound, light, and space. The artist joins curator Margaret Winslow to talk about his solar and motion-powered sculptures and invites participants to take part in creating a symphony of digital sound.  Register

July 30

TBA – Register

Dec
3
Thu
Art Chat Weekly
Dec 3 @ 12:00 pm
Art Chat Weekly @ Zoom

Join us for an hour-long virtual conversation with curators and guest speakers on everything from works of art in the collection to interviews with local artists. Ask questions, participate in the conversation, or just enjoy! Registration required. After registration is complete, you will receive an email with a link and details on how to join the Zoom meeting. If you do not receive a link, please check your spam folder or reach out to us. This program is sponsored by the Art Bridges Foundation. 

June 25 – Guest Artist jc lenochan

Through pairings of images and text, jc lenochan examines what he refers to as the “social condition as it relates to identity, race, and class.” His 2012 drawing on canvas titled unfinished business “it may not be televised,” references the 1971 poem and song, “The Revolution Will Not Be Televised” by Gil Scott-Heron, in which the musician warns about the possible complacency created by television. Like Scott-Heron, lenochan focuses on the effects of mass media and strives to create a place for dialogue that will help develop a better understanding of the spread of “misinformation/cultural bias as a global pandemic.” Join artist jc lenochan and curator Margaret Winslow as they discuss the artist’s recent work and how it engages in social justice and the dismantling of whiteness. Register

July 2 – No Art Chat due to the holiday

July 9 – Chords of Color

Many American artists experimented with color theories in the early 20th century. Robert Henri, John Sloan, and George Bellows adopted the musically inspired color palettes of Hardesty Maratta around 1910. Their friends Charles and Alice Beach Winter built on Maratta’s system, creating stunning chromatic charts in the Museum’s archives. Here in Delaware, concert pianist and musical theorist Mary Hallock Greenewalt designed a “color organ” that projected colored light based on the keys she played. Come discuss these theories and the colorful characters behind them with curator Heather Campbell Coyle and musician Jonathan Whitney. Register

July 16 – La Bella Mano with Guest Dr. David Bentley

In a brief commentary on La Bella Mano (1875) shortly after it was painted, Rossetti’s friend and former fellow Pre-Raphaelite Frederic George Stephens described it as “simply a painter’s fancy, and almost entirely dependent on pictorial qualities.” Dr. David Bentley from Western University of Canada joins curator Margaretta Frederick to discuss the painting’s symbolic details and its intriguing relationship to Murray Marks, the curiosity dealer who commissioned it. This talk will also explore the sonnet that Rossetti wrote for La Bella Mano, where the description of the woman’s beautiful hand as “A flower of Venus’ own virginity” invites questions about the role of classical mythology in the painting and its underlying conceptions of female purity and sexuality.   Register

July 23 – Guest Artist Craig Colorusso 

In 2017, Craig Colorusso brought Sound + Light to the Delaware Art Museum. Visitors to the Museum’s Copeland Sculpture Garden and Labyrinth in the Anthony N. Fusco Reservoir experienced the intersection of sound, light, and space. The artist joins curator Margaret Winslow to talk about his solar and motion-powered sculptures and invites participants to take part in creating a symphony of digital sound.  Register

July 30

TBA – Register

Dec
4
Fri
Art is Tasty Virtual Edition
Dec 4 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Art is Tasty Virtual Edition

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 2020 Topics

June 19: Tenant Farmer, Andrew Wyeth
July 3: Cancelled
August 7: Atlantic City, Reginald Marsh
September 4: Riot, Deborah Butterfield
October 2: Labyrinth
November 6: Louis Comfort Tiffany: Treasures from the Driehaus Collection special exhibition
December 4: On the Banks of the Doune, Scotland, Robert Duncanson

Dec
10
Thu
Art Chat Weekly
Dec 10 @ 12:00 pm
Art Chat Weekly @ Zoom

Join us for an hour-long virtual conversation with curators and guest speakers on everything from works of art in the collection to interviews with local artists. Ask questions, participate in the conversation, or just enjoy! Registration required. After registration is complete, you will receive an email with a link and details on how to join the Zoom meeting. If you do not receive a link, please check your spam folder or reach out to us. This program is sponsored by the Art Bridges Foundation. 

June 25 – Guest Artist jc lenochan

Through pairings of images and text, jc lenochan examines what he refers to as the “social condition as it relates to identity, race, and class.” His 2012 drawing on canvas titled unfinished business “it may not be televised,” references the 1971 poem and song, “The Revolution Will Not Be Televised” by Gil Scott-Heron, in which the musician warns about the possible complacency created by television. Like Scott-Heron, lenochan focuses on the effects of mass media and strives to create a place for dialogue that will help develop a better understanding of the spread of “misinformation/cultural bias as a global pandemic.” Join artist jc lenochan and curator Margaret Winslow as they discuss the artist’s recent work and how it engages in social justice and the dismantling of whiteness. Register

July 2 – No Art Chat due to the holiday

July 9 – Chords of Color

Many American artists experimented with color theories in the early 20th century. Robert Henri, John Sloan, and George Bellows adopted the musically inspired color palettes of Hardesty Maratta around 1910. Their friends Charles and Alice Beach Winter built on Maratta’s system, creating stunning chromatic charts in the Museum’s archives. Here in Delaware, concert pianist and musical theorist Mary Hallock Greenewalt designed a “color organ” that projected colored light based on the keys she played. Come discuss these theories and the colorful characters behind them with curator Heather Campbell Coyle and musician Jonathan Whitney. Register

July 16 – La Bella Mano with Guest Dr. David Bentley

In a brief commentary on La Bella Mano (1875) shortly after it was painted, Rossetti’s friend and former fellow Pre-Raphaelite Frederic George Stephens described it as “simply a painter’s fancy, and almost entirely dependent on pictorial qualities.” Dr. David Bentley from Western University of Canada joins curator Margaretta Frederick to discuss the painting’s symbolic details and its intriguing relationship to Murray Marks, the curiosity dealer who commissioned it. This talk will also explore the sonnet that Rossetti wrote for La Bella Mano, where the description of the woman’s beautiful hand as “A flower of Venus’ own virginity” invites questions about the role of classical mythology in the painting and its underlying conceptions of female purity and sexuality.   Register

July 23 – Guest Artist Craig Colorusso 

In 2017, Craig Colorusso brought Sound + Light to the Delaware Art Museum. Visitors to the Museum’s Copeland Sculpture Garden and Labyrinth in the Anthony N. Fusco Reservoir experienced the intersection of sound, light, and space. The artist joins curator Margaret Winslow to talk about his solar and motion-powered sculptures and invites participants to take part in creating a symphony of digital sound.  Register

July 30

TBA – Register

Dec
13
Sun
Family 2nd Sunday Art Kits
Dec 13 all-day
Family 2nd Sunday Art Kits

On the second Sunday of each month, pick up a free kit of art supplies and activities to spark family creativity at home. Kits will be offered for 3 age ranges: Museum Babies (ages 0-2); Young Artists (ages 3-5); and Sunday Studio (ages 6-12), to create with their grownups. Share your art with us on Instagram using the hashtag #delartfromhome.

Advance registration required for each kit; maximum one of each type per family. Family 2nd Sunday Art Kits are sponsored by the Delaware Community Foundation and the Museum Council.

July  12 Art Kits – All July Family Art Kits have been reserved. Please check back for information about next month’s kits, coming soon. Kits will be available for curbside pickup from the Museum on Sunday, July 12. Pickup details will be emailed to registrants.

Dec
17
Thu
Art Chat Weekly
Dec 17 @ 12:00 pm
Art Chat Weekly @ Zoom

Join us for an hour-long virtual conversation with curators and guest speakers on everything from works of art in the collection to interviews with local artists. Ask questions, participate in the conversation, or just enjoy! Registration required. After registration is complete, you will receive an email with a link and details on how to join the Zoom meeting. If you do not receive a link, please check your spam folder or reach out to us. This program is sponsored by the Art Bridges Foundation. 

June 25 – Guest Artist jc lenochan

Through pairings of images and text, jc lenochan examines what he refers to as the “social condition as it relates to identity, race, and class.” His 2012 drawing on canvas titled unfinished business “it may not be televised,” references the 1971 poem and song, “The Revolution Will Not Be Televised” by Gil Scott-Heron, in which the musician warns about the possible complacency created by television. Like Scott-Heron, lenochan focuses on the effects of mass media and strives to create a place for dialogue that will help develop a better understanding of the spread of “misinformation/cultural bias as a global pandemic.” Join artist jc lenochan and curator Margaret Winslow as they discuss the artist’s recent work and how it engages in social justice and the dismantling of whiteness. Register

July 2 – No Art Chat due to the holiday

July 9 – Chords of Color

Many American artists experimented with color theories in the early 20th century. Robert Henri, John Sloan, and George Bellows adopted the musically inspired color palettes of Hardesty Maratta around 1910. Their friends Charles and Alice Beach Winter built on Maratta’s system, creating stunning chromatic charts in the Museum’s archives. Here in Delaware, concert pianist and musical theorist Mary Hallock Greenewalt designed a “color organ” that projected colored light based on the keys she played. Come discuss these theories and the colorful characters behind them with curator Heather Campbell Coyle and musician Jonathan Whitney. Register

July 16 – La Bella Mano with Guest Dr. David Bentley

In a brief commentary on La Bella Mano (1875) shortly after it was painted, Rossetti’s friend and former fellow Pre-Raphaelite Frederic George Stephens described it as “simply a painter’s fancy, and almost entirely dependent on pictorial qualities.” Dr. David Bentley from Western University of Canada joins curator Margaretta Frederick to discuss the painting’s symbolic details and its intriguing relationship to Murray Marks, the curiosity dealer who commissioned it. This talk will also explore the sonnet that Rossetti wrote for La Bella Mano, where the description of the woman’s beautiful hand as “A flower of Venus’ own virginity” invites questions about the role of classical mythology in the painting and its underlying conceptions of female purity and sexuality.   Register

July 23 – Guest Artist Craig Colorusso 

In 2017, Craig Colorusso brought Sound + Light to the Delaware Art Museum. Visitors to the Museum’s Copeland Sculpture Garden and Labyrinth in the Anthony N. Fusco Reservoir experienced the intersection of sound, light, and space. The artist joins curator Margaret Winslow to talk about his solar and motion-powered sculptures and invites participants to take part in creating a symphony of digital sound.  Register

July 30

TBA – Register

Dec
24
Thu
Art Chat Weekly
Dec 24 @ 12:00 pm
Art Chat Weekly @ Zoom

Join us for an hour-long virtual conversation with curators and guest speakers on everything from works of art in the collection to interviews with local artists. Ask questions, participate in the conversation, or just enjoy! Registration required. After registration is complete, you will receive an email with a link and details on how to join the Zoom meeting. If you do not receive a link, please check your spam folder or reach out to us. This program is sponsored by the Art Bridges Foundation. 

June 25 – Guest Artist jc lenochan

Through pairings of images and text, jc lenochan examines what he refers to as the “social condition as it relates to identity, race, and class.” His 2012 drawing on canvas titled unfinished business “it may not be televised,” references the 1971 poem and song, “The Revolution Will Not Be Televised” by Gil Scott-Heron, in which the musician warns about the possible complacency created by television. Like Scott-Heron, lenochan focuses on the effects of mass media and strives to create a place for dialogue that will help develop a better understanding of the spread of “misinformation/cultural bias as a global pandemic.” Join artist jc lenochan and curator Margaret Winslow as they discuss the artist’s recent work and how it engages in social justice and the dismantling of whiteness. Register

July 2 – No Art Chat due to the holiday

July 9 – Chords of Color

Many American artists experimented with color theories in the early 20th century. Robert Henri, John Sloan, and George Bellows adopted the musically inspired color palettes of Hardesty Maratta around 1910. Their friends Charles and Alice Beach Winter built on Maratta’s system, creating stunning chromatic charts in the Museum’s archives. Here in Delaware, concert pianist and musical theorist Mary Hallock Greenewalt designed a “color organ” that projected colored light based on the keys she played. Come discuss these theories and the colorful characters behind them with curator Heather Campbell Coyle and musician Jonathan Whitney. Register

July 16 – La Bella Mano with Guest Dr. David Bentley

In a brief commentary on La Bella Mano (1875) shortly after it was painted, Rossetti’s friend and former fellow Pre-Raphaelite Frederic George Stephens described it as “simply a painter’s fancy, and almost entirely dependent on pictorial qualities.” Dr. David Bentley from Western University of Canada joins curator Margaretta Frederick to discuss the painting’s symbolic details and its intriguing relationship to Murray Marks, the curiosity dealer who commissioned it. This talk will also explore the sonnet that Rossetti wrote for La Bella Mano, where the description of the woman’s beautiful hand as “A flower of Venus’ own virginity” invites questions about the role of classical mythology in the painting and its underlying conceptions of female purity and sexuality.   Register

July 23 – Guest Artist Craig Colorusso 

In 2017, Craig Colorusso brought Sound + Light to the Delaware Art Museum. Visitors to the Museum’s Copeland Sculpture Garden and Labyrinth in the Anthony N. Fusco Reservoir experienced the intersection of sound, light, and space. The artist joins curator Margaret Winslow to talk about his solar and motion-powered sculptures and invites participants to take part in creating a symphony of digital sound.  Register

July 30

TBA – Register

Dec
31
Thu
Art Chat Weekly
Dec 31 @ 12:00 pm
Art Chat Weekly @ Zoom

Join us for an hour-long virtual conversation with curators and guest speakers on everything from works of art in the collection to interviews with local artists. Ask questions, participate in the conversation, or just enjoy! Registration required. After registration is complete, you will receive an email with a link and details on how to join the Zoom meeting. If you do not receive a link, please check your spam folder or reach out to us. This program is sponsored by the Art Bridges Foundation. 

June 25 – Guest Artist jc lenochan

Through pairings of images and text, jc lenochan examines what he refers to as the “social condition as it relates to identity, race, and class.” His 2012 drawing on canvas titled unfinished business “it may not be televised,” references the 1971 poem and song, “The Revolution Will Not Be Televised” by Gil Scott-Heron, in which the musician warns about the possible complacency created by television. Like Scott-Heron, lenochan focuses on the effects of mass media and strives to create a place for dialogue that will help develop a better understanding of the spread of “misinformation/cultural bias as a global pandemic.” Join artist jc lenochan and curator Margaret Winslow as they discuss the artist’s recent work and how it engages in social justice and the dismantling of whiteness. Register

July 2 – No Art Chat due to the holiday

July 9 – Chords of Color

Many American artists experimented with color theories in the early 20th century. Robert Henri, John Sloan, and George Bellows adopted the musically inspired color palettes of Hardesty Maratta around 1910. Their friends Charles and Alice Beach Winter built on Maratta’s system, creating stunning chromatic charts in the Museum’s archives. Here in Delaware, concert pianist and musical theorist Mary Hallock Greenewalt designed a “color organ” that projected colored light based on the keys she played. Come discuss these theories and the colorful characters behind them with curator Heather Campbell Coyle and musician Jonathan Whitney. Register

July 16 – La Bella Mano with Guest Dr. David Bentley

In a brief commentary on La Bella Mano (1875) shortly after it was painted, Rossetti’s friend and former fellow Pre-Raphaelite Frederic George Stephens described it as “simply a painter’s fancy, and almost entirely dependent on pictorial qualities.” Dr. David Bentley from Western University of Canada joins curator Margaretta Frederick to discuss the painting’s symbolic details and its intriguing relationship to Murray Marks, the curiosity dealer who commissioned it. This talk will also explore the sonnet that Rossetti wrote for La Bella Mano, where the description of the woman’s beautiful hand as “A flower of Venus’ own virginity” invites questions about the role of classical mythology in the painting and its underlying conceptions of female purity and sexuality.   Register

July 23 – Guest Artist Craig Colorusso 

In 2017, Craig Colorusso brought Sound + Light to the Delaware Art Museum. Visitors to the Museum’s Copeland Sculpture Garden and Labyrinth in the Anthony N. Fusco Reservoir experienced the intersection of sound, light, and space. The artist joins curator Margaret Winslow to talk about his solar and motion-powered sculptures and invites participants to take part in creating a symphony of digital sound.  Register

July 30

TBA – Register