PROGRAMS & EVENTS

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

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

9:00 a.m.

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

10:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

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

10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

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

11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

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

1:00 p.m.

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

Noon – 3:00 p.m.

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

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

Additional programming and performances on select 2nd Sundays.

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

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

Mar
15
Fri
Glory of Stories
Mar 15 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Glory of Stories

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

Group tour reservations are required for groups of 10 or more children. Chaperone guidelines and admission rates apply to reserved group tours. Learn more.

July 12 Spicy Hot Colors: Colores Picantes Sherry Shahan
July 19 Pool Jihyeon Lee
July 26 Drum Dream Girl Margarita Engle
Aug 2 Planting a Rainbow Lois Ehlert
Aug 9 Flyaway Katie Polly Dunbar
Aug 16 Shiver Me Letters June Sobel
Aug 23 Rosie Revere Engineer Andrea Beaty
Aug 30 The Great Paper Caper Oliver Jeffers
Sept 6 Go, Shapes, Go! Denise Fleming
Sept 13 Chameleon’s Colors Chisato Tashiro
Sept 20 Swirl by swirl Joyce Sidman
Sept 27 Little Blue and Little Yellow Leo Lionni
Oct 4 Dear Mr. Blueberry Simon James
Oct 11 The Tiny Seed Eric Carle
Oct 18 Where the Wild Things Are Maurice Sendak
Oct 25* Ghosts in the House! Kazuno Kohara
Nov 1 The Little Yellow Leaf Carin Berger
Nov 8 Zin! Zin! Zin! A Violin Marjorie Priceman
Nov 15 Babar’s Museum of Art Laurent De Brunhoff
Nov 22 Thank You, Omu Oge Mora
Nov 29 The Princess Knight Cornelia Funke
Dec 6 Not a Box Antoinette Portis
Dec 13 Art and Max David Wiesner
Dec 20 Journey Aaron Becker
Dec 27 Regina’s Big Mistake Marissa Moss

*Special Halloween Edition: Costumes encouraged! Enjoy a spooky story, a ghostly peek at art, and witchy art making with your grownup. Please, no weapons or large props in the Museum.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Book Pre-orders

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

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

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

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

Mar
22
Fri
Glory of Stories
Mar 22 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Glory of Stories

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

Group tour reservations are required for groups of 10 or more children. Chaperone guidelines and admission rates apply to reserved group tours. Learn more.

July 12 Spicy Hot Colors: Colores Picantes Sherry Shahan
July 19 Pool Jihyeon Lee
July 26 Drum Dream Girl Margarita Engle
Aug 2 Planting a Rainbow Lois Ehlert
Aug 9 Flyaway Katie Polly Dunbar
Aug 16 Shiver Me Letters June Sobel
Aug 23 Rosie Revere Engineer Andrea Beaty
Aug 30 The Great Paper Caper Oliver Jeffers
Sept 6 Go, Shapes, Go! Denise Fleming
Sept 13 Chameleon’s Colors Chisato Tashiro
Sept 20 Swirl by swirl Joyce Sidman
Sept 27 Little Blue and Little Yellow Leo Lionni
Oct 4 Dear Mr. Blueberry Simon James
Oct 11 The Tiny Seed Eric Carle
Oct 18 Where the Wild Things Are Maurice Sendak
Oct 25* Ghosts in the House! Kazuno Kohara
Nov 1 The Little Yellow Leaf Carin Berger
Nov 8 Zin! Zin! Zin! A Violin Marjorie Priceman
Nov 15 Babar’s Museum of Art Laurent De Brunhoff
Nov 22 Thank You, Omu Oge Mora
Nov 29 The Princess Knight Cornelia Funke
Dec 6 Not a Box Antoinette Portis
Dec 13 Art and Max David Wiesner
Dec 20 Journey Aaron Becker
Dec 27 Regina’s Big Mistake Marissa Moss

*Special Halloween Edition: Costumes encouraged! Enjoy a spooky story, a ghostly peek at art, and witchy art making with your grownup. Please, no weapons or large props in the Museum.

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

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

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

Edward Loper, Jr. Photograph by Donald Bauman.

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

Mar
28
Thu
DelArt Readers: Book Club
Mar 28 @ 6:00 pm

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

February 28

Museums and Memorials

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

March 28

Color – A Natural History of the Palette

by Victoria Finlay (nonfiction)

Amazon

April 25

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

by Jonathan Cott (nonfiction)

Available for purchase in the Museum Store.

May 30

The Last Painting of Sara de Vos

by Dominic Smith (fiction)

Amazon

June 27

Edward L. Loper Sr., The Prophet of Color

by Marilyn A. Bauman (nonfiction)

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

July 25

Moon & Sixpence

by Somerset Maughan (fiction)

Amazon

August 29

The Youngest Doll

by Rosario Ferré and Jean Franco

Amazon

September 26

Oil and Marble: a novel of Leonardo and Michelangelo

by Stephanie Storey (fiction)

Amazon

October 24

Becoming

by Michelle Obama

Amazon

November 21

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

Sebastian Smee (nonfiction)

Amazon

December

No meeting

 

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

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

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

ABOUT THE PERFORMANCE SERIES

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

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

Learn more.

Mar
29
Fri
Glory of Stories
Mar 29 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Glory of Stories

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

Group tour reservations are required for groups of 10 or more children. Chaperone guidelines and admission rates apply to reserved group tours. Learn more.

July 12 Spicy Hot Colors: Colores Picantes Sherry Shahan
July 19 Pool Jihyeon Lee
July 26 Drum Dream Girl Margarita Engle
Aug 2 Planting a Rainbow Lois Ehlert
Aug 9 Flyaway Katie Polly Dunbar
Aug 16 Shiver Me Letters June Sobel
Aug 23 Rosie Revere Engineer Andrea Beaty
Aug 30 The Great Paper Caper Oliver Jeffers
Sept 6 Go, Shapes, Go! Denise Fleming
Sept 13 Chameleon’s Colors Chisato Tashiro
Sept 20 Swirl by swirl Joyce Sidman
Sept 27 Little Blue and Little Yellow Leo Lionni
Oct 4 Dear Mr. Blueberry Simon James
Oct 11 The Tiny Seed Eric Carle
Oct 18 Where the Wild Things Are Maurice Sendak
Oct 25* Ghosts in the House! Kazuno Kohara
Nov 1 The Little Yellow Leaf Carin Berger
Nov 8 Zin! Zin! Zin! A Violin Marjorie Priceman
Nov 15 Babar’s Museum of Art Laurent De Brunhoff
Nov 22 Thank You, Omu Oge Mora
Nov 29 The Princess Knight Cornelia Funke
Dec 6 Not a Box Antoinette Portis
Dec 13 Art and Max David Wiesner
Dec 20 Journey Aaron Becker
Dec 27 Regina’s Big Mistake Marissa Moss

*Special Halloween Edition: Costumes encouraged! Enjoy a spooky story, a ghostly peek at art, and witchy art making with your grownup. Please, no weapons or large props in the Museum.

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

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

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

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

Instructor: Roe Murray
Beginner/Beyond Beginner

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

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

Group tour reservations are required for groups of 10 or more children. Chaperone guidelines and admission rates apply to reserved group tours. Learn more.

July 12 Spicy Hot Colors: Colores Picantes Sherry Shahan
July 19 Pool Jihyeon Lee
July 26 Drum Dream Girl Margarita Engle
Aug 2 Planting a Rainbow Lois Ehlert
Aug 9 Flyaway Katie Polly Dunbar
Aug 16 Shiver Me Letters June Sobel
Aug 23 Rosie Revere Engineer Andrea Beaty
Aug 30 The Great Paper Caper Oliver Jeffers
Sept 6 Go, Shapes, Go! Denise Fleming
Sept 13 Chameleon’s Colors Chisato Tashiro
Sept 20 Swirl by swirl Joyce Sidman
Sept 27 Little Blue and Little Yellow Leo Lionni
Oct 4 Dear Mr. Blueberry Simon James
Oct 11 The Tiny Seed Eric Carle
Oct 18 Where the Wild Things Are Maurice Sendak
Oct 25* Ghosts in the House! Kazuno Kohara
Nov 1 The Little Yellow Leaf Carin Berger
Nov 8 Zin! Zin! Zin! A Violin Marjorie Priceman
Nov 15 Babar’s Museum of Art Laurent De Brunhoff
Nov 22 Thank You, Omu Oge Mora
Nov 29 The Princess Knight Cornelia Funke
Dec 6 Not a Box Antoinette Portis
Dec 13 Art and Max David Wiesner
Dec 20 Journey Aaron Becker
Dec 27 Regina’s Big Mistake Marissa Moss

*Special Halloween Edition: Costumes encouraged! Enjoy a spooky story, a ghostly peek at art, and witchy art making with your grownup. Please, no weapons or large props in the Museum.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Group tour reservations are required for groups of 10 or more children. Chaperone guidelines and admission rates apply to reserved group tours. Learn more.

July 12 Spicy Hot Colors: Colores Picantes Sherry Shahan
July 19 Pool Jihyeon Lee
July 26 Drum Dream Girl Margarita Engle
Aug 2 Planting a Rainbow Lois Ehlert
Aug 9 Flyaway Katie Polly Dunbar
Aug 16 Shiver Me Letters June Sobel
Aug 23 Rosie Revere Engineer Andrea Beaty
Aug 30 The Great Paper Caper Oliver Jeffers
Sept 6 Go, Shapes, Go! Denise Fleming
Sept 13 Chameleon’s Colors Chisato Tashiro
Sept 20 Swirl by swirl Joyce Sidman
Sept 27 Little Blue and Little Yellow Leo Lionni
Oct 4 Dear Mr. Blueberry Simon James
Oct 11 The Tiny Seed Eric Carle
Oct 18 Where the Wild Things Are Maurice Sendak
Oct 25* Ghosts in the House! Kazuno Kohara
Nov 1 The Little Yellow Leaf Carin Berger
Nov 8 Zin! Zin! Zin! A Violin Marjorie Priceman
Nov 15 Babar’s Museum of Art Laurent De Brunhoff
Nov 22 Thank You, Omu Oge Mora
Nov 29 The Princess Knight Cornelia Funke
Dec 6 Not a Box Antoinette Portis
Dec 13 Art and Max David Wiesner
Dec 20 Journey Aaron Becker
Dec 27 Regina’s Big Mistake Marissa Moss

*Special Halloween Edition: Costumes encouraged! Enjoy a spooky story, a ghostly peek at art, and witchy art making with your grownup. Please, no weapons or large props in the Museum.

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

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

All supplies provided.

MARCH APRIL MAY

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

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

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

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

10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Young Artist Storytime – Begin with a story reading in Kids’ Corner followed by an interactive tour through two galleries and creating a work of art. Ages 2–6 and their grownups.

11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. All families.
Lunch Bunch Drop into the café for lunch to meet other Museum families. Enjoy kid-friendly food options, and a shared table reserved just for families. Food available for purchase.

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

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

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

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

Inside Look
Apr 14 @ 2:00 pm

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

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

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

Group tour reservations are required for groups of 10 or more children. Chaperone guidelines and admission rates apply to reserved group tours. Learn more.

July 12 Spicy Hot Colors: Colores Picantes Sherry Shahan
July 19 Pool Jihyeon Lee
July 26 Drum Dream Girl Margarita Engle
Aug 2 Planting a Rainbow Lois Ehlert
Aug 9 Flyaway Katie Polly Dunbar
Aug 16 Shiver Me Letters June Sobel
Aug 23 Rosie Revere Engineer Andrea Beaty
Aug 30 The Great Paper Caper Oliver Jeffers
Sept 6 Go, Shapes, Go! Denise Fleming
Sept 13 Chameleon’s Colors Chisato Tashiro
Sept 20 Swirl by swirl Joyce Sidman
Sept 27 Little Blue and Little Yellow Leo Lionni
Oct 4 Dear Mr. Blueberry Simon James
Oct 11 The Tiny Seed Eric Carle
Oct 18 Where the Wild Things Are Maurice Sendak
Oct 25* Ghosts in the House! Kazuno Kohara
Nov 1 The Little Yellow Leaf Carin Berger
Nov 8 Zin! Zin! Zin! A Violin Marjorie Priceman
Nov 15 Babar’s Museum of Art Laurent De Brunhoff
Nov 22 Thank You, Omu Oge Mora
Nov 29 The Princess Knight Cornelia Funke
Dec 6 Not a Box Antoinette Portis
Dec 13 Art and Max David Wiesner
Dec 20 Journey Aaron Becker
Dec 27 Regina’s Big Mistake Marissa Moss

*Special Halloween Edition: Costumes encouraged! Enjoy a spooky story, a ghostly peek at art, and witchy art making with your grownup. Please, no weapons or large props in the Museum.

Apr
25
Thu
DelArt Readers: Book Club
Apr 25 @ 6:00 pm

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

February 28

Museums and Memorials

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

March 28

Color – A Natural History of the Palette

by Victoria Finlay (nonfiction)

Amazon

April 25

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

by Jonathan Cott (nonfiction)

Available for purchase in the Museum Store.

May 30

The Last Painting of Sara de Vos

by Dominic Smith (fiction)

Amazon

June 27

Edward L. Loper Sr., The Prophet of Color

by Marilyn A. Bauman (nonfiction)

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

July 25

Moon & Sixpence

by Somerset Maughan (fiction)

Amazon

August 29

The Youngest Doll

by Rosario Ferré and Jean Franco

Amazon

September 26

Oil and Marble: a novel of Leonardo and Michelangelo

by Stephanie Storey (fiction)

Amazon

October 24

Becoming

by Michelle Obama

Amazon

November 21

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

Sebastian Smee (nonfiction)

Amazon

December

No meeting

 

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

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

Group tour reservations are required for groups of 10 or more children. Chaperone guidelines and admission rates apply to reserved group tours. Learn more.

July 12 Spicy Hot Colors: Colores Picantes Sherry Shahan
July 19 Pool Jihyeon Lee
July 26 Drum Dream Girl Margarita Engle
Aug 2 Planting a Rainbow Lois Ehlert
Aug 9 Flyaway Katie Polly Dunbar
Aug 16 Shiver Me Letters June Sobel
Aug 23 Rosie Revere Engineer Andrea Beaty
Aug 30 The Great Paper Caper Oliver Jeffers
Sept 6 Go, Shapes, Go! Denise Fleming
Sept 13 Chameleon’s Colors Chisato Tashiro
Sept 20 Swirl by swirl Joyce Sidman
Sept 27 Little Blue and Little Yellow Leo Lionni
Oct 4 Dear Mr. Blueberry Simon James
Oct 11 The Tiny Seed Eric Carle
Oct 18 Where the Wild Things Are Maurice Sendak
Oct 25* Ghosts in the House! Kazuno Kohara
Nov 1 The Little Yellow Leaf Carin Berger
Nov 8 Zin! Zin! Zin! A Violin Marjorie Priceman
Nov 15 Babar’s Museum of Art Laurent De Brunhoff
Nov 22 Thank You, Omu Oge Mora
Nov 29 The Princess Knight Cornelia Funke
Dec 6 Not a Box Antoinette Portis
Dec 13 Art and Max David Wiesner
Dec 20 Journey Aaron Becker
Dec 27 Regina’s Big Mistake Marissa Moss

*Special Halloween Edition: Costumes encouraged! Enjoy a spooky story, a ghostly peek at art, and witchy art making with your grownup. Please, no weapons or large props in the Museum.

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

This class offers demos on sweat, stick and pick soldering as well as soldering different metals together to give students confidence in their soldering skills!

Instructor: Caryn L. Hetherston
30-minute lunch break

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

This class offers demos on sweat, stick and pick soldering as well as soldering different metals together to give students confidence in their soldering skills!

Instructor: Caryn L. Hetherston
30-minute lunch break

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

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

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

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

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

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

About Pyxis Piano Quartet

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

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

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

Learn more.

ABOUT THE PERFORMANCE SERIES

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

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

Learn more.

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

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

Group tour reservations are required for groups of 10 or more children. Chaperone guidelines and admission rates apply to reserved group tours. Learn more.

July 12 Spicy Hot Colors: Colores Picantes Sherry Shahan
July 19 Pool Jihyeon Lee
July 26 Drum Dream Girl Margarita Engle
Aug 2 Planting a Rainbow Lois Ehlert
Aug 9 Flyaway Katie Polly Dunbar
Aug 16 Shiver Me Letters June Sobel
Aug 23 Rosie Revere Engineer Andrea Beaty
Aug 30 The Great Paper Caper Oliver Jeffers
Sept 6 Go, Shapes, Go! Denise Fleming
Sept 13 Chameleon’s Colors Chisato Tashiro
Sept 20 Swirl by swirl Joyce Sidman
Sept 27 Little Blue and Little Yellow Leo Lionni
Oct 4 Dear Mr. Blueberry Simon James
Oct 11 The Tiny Seed Eric Carle
Oct 18 Where the Wild Things Are Maurice Sendak
Oct 25* Ghosts in the House! Kazuno Kohara
Nov 1 The Little Yellow Leaf Carin Berger
Nov 8 Zin! Zin! Zin! A Violin Marjorie Priceman
Nov 15 Babar’s Museum of Art Laurent De Brunhoff
Nov 22 Thank You, Omu Oge Mora
Nov 29 The Princess Knight Cornelia Funke
Dec 6 Not a Box Antoinette Portis
Dec 13 Art and Max David Wiesner
Dec 20 Journey Aaron Becker
Dec 27 Regina’s Big Mistake Marissa Moss

*Special Halloween Edition: Costumes encouraged! Enjoy a spooky story, a ghostly peek at art, and witchy art making with your grownup. Please, no weapons or large props in the Museum.

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

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

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

May
5
Sun
Stories from the Studio
May 5 @ 11:00 am
Stories from the Studio

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

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

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

Group tour reservations are required for groups of 10 or more children. Chaperone guidelines and admission rates apply to reserved group tours. Learn more.

July 12 Spicy Hot Colors: Colores Picantes Sherry Shahan
July 19 Pool Jihyeon Lee
July 26 Drum Dream Girl Margarita Engle
Aug 2 Planting a Rainbow Lois Ehlert
Aug 9 Flyaway Katie Polly Dunbar
Aug 16 Shiver Me Letters June Sobel
Aug 23 Rosie Revere Engineer Andrea Beaty
Aug 30 The Great Paper Caper Oliver Jeffers
Sept 6 Go, Shapes, Go! Denise Fleming
Sept 13 Chameleon’s Colors Chisato Tashiro
Sept 20 Swirl by swirl Joyce Sidman
Sept 27 Little Blue and Little Yellow Leo Lionni
Oct 4 Dear Mr. Blueberry Simon James
Oct 11 The Tiny Seed Eric Carle
Oct 18 Where the Wild Things Are Maurice Sendak
Oct 25* Ghosts in the House! Kazuno Kohara
Nov 1 The Little Yellow Leaf Carin Berger
Nov 8 Zin! Zin! Zin! A Violin Marjorie Priceman
Nov 15 Babar’s Museum of Art Laurent De Brunhoff
Nov 22 Thank You, Omu Oge Mora
Nov 29 The Princess Knight Cornelia Funke
Dec 6 Not a Box Antoinette Portis
Dec 13 Art and Max David Wiesner
Dec 20 Journey Aaron Becker
Dec 27 Regina’s Big Mistake Marissa Moss

*Special Halloween Edition: Costumes encouraged! Enjoy a spooky story, a ghostly peek at art, and witchy art making with your grownup. Please, no weapons or large props in the Museum.

Artini Workshop
May 10 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Artini Workshop

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

All supplies provided.

MARCH APRIL MAY

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

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

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

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

10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Young Artist Storytime – Begin with a story reading in Kids’ Corner followed by an interactive tour through two galleries and creating a work of art. Ages 2–6 and their grownups.

11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. All families.
Lunch Bunch Drop into the café for lunch to meet other Museum families. Enjoy kid-friendly food options, and a shared table reserved just for families. Food available for purchase.

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

Family 2nd Sundays are sponsored by the Museum Council.
May
13
Mon
Delaware Art Museum Council Bus Trip: The Met Cloisters in New York City
May 13 all-day
Delaware Art Museum Council Bus Trip: The Met Cloisters in New York City

SOLD OUT

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

Itinerary:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

May
16
Thu
Annual Members Meeting
May 16 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Annual Members Meeting

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

RSVP by contacting Heather Morrissey at 302.351.8526 or hmorrissey@delart.org by Thursday, May 9.

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

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

Group tour reservations are required for groups of 10 or more children. Chaperone guidelines and admission rates apply to reserved group tours. Learn more.

July 12 Spicy Hot Colors: Colores Picantes Sherry Shahan
July 19 Pool Jihyeon Lee
July 26 Drum Dream Girl Margarita Engle
Aug 2 Planting a Rainbow Lois Ehlert
Aug 9 Flyaway Katie Polly Dunbar
Aug 16 Shiver Me Letters June Sobel
Aug 23 Rosie Revere Engineer Andrea Beaty
Aug 30 The Great Paper Caper Oliver Jeffers
Sept 6 Go, Shapes, Go! Denise Fleming
Sept 13 Chameleon’s Colors Chisato Tashiro
Sept 20 Swirl by swirl Joyce Sidman
Sept 27 Little Blue and Little Yellow Leo Lionni
Oct 4 Dear Mr. Blueberry Simon James
Oct 11 The Tiny Seed Eric Carle
Oct 18 Where the Wild Things Are Maurice Sendak
Oct 25* Ghosts in the House! Kazuno Kohara
Nov 1 The Little Yellow Leaf Carin Berger
Nov 8 Zin! Zin! Zin! A Violin Marjorie Priceman
Nov 15 Babar’s Museum of Art Laurent De Brunhoff
Nov 22 Thank You, Omu Oge Mora
Nov 29 The Princess Knight Cornelia Funke
Dec 6 Not a Box Antoinette Portis
Dec 13 Art and Max David Wiesner
Dec 20 Journey Aaron Becker
Dec 27 Regina’s Big Mistake Marissa Moss

*Special Halloween Edition: Costumes encouraged! Enjoy a spooky story, a ghostly peek at art, and witchy art making with your grownup. Please, no weapons or large props in the Museum.

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

Relax and unwind after a long day with the Museum’s popular Happy Hour series. Mingle with friends and enjoy live music on the terrace or tour the galleries indoors. Special themed nights will be scheduled throughout the summer. Bar and light fare will be available from Toscana at the Thronson Café. Dogs on leashes are welcome outside on the Terrace and in the Copeland Sculpture Garden.

Happy Hours will take place inside the Museum during inclement weather. Museum galleries are open with free admission every Thursday from 4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

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

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

Adult Art Projects

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

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

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

Sponsor

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

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

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

Group tour reservations are required for groups of 10 or more children. Chaperone guidelines and admission rates apply to reserved group tours. Learn more.

July 12 Spicy Hot Colors: Colores Picantes Sherry Shahan
July 19 Pool Jihyeon Lee
July 26 Drum Dream Girl Margarita Engle
Aug 2 Planting a Rainbow Lois Ehlert
Aug 9 Flyaway Katie Polly Dunbar
Aug 16 Shiver Me Letters June Sobel
Aug 23 Rosie Revere Engineer Andrea Beaty
Aug 30 The Great Paper Caper Oliver Jeffers
Sept 6 Go, Shapes, Go! Denise Fleming
Sept 13 Chameleon’s Colors Chisato Tashiro
Sept 20 Swirl by swirl Joyce Sidman
Sept 27 Little Blue and Little Yellow Leo Lionni
Oct 4 Dear Mr. Blueberry Simon James
Oct 11 The Tiny Seed Eric Carle
Oct 18 Where the Wild Things Are Maurice Sendak
Oct 25* Ghosts in the House! Kazuno Kohara
Nov 1 The Little Yellow Leaf Carin Berger
Nov 8 Zin! Zin! Zin! A Violin Marjorie Priceman
Nov 15 Babar’s Museum of Art Laurent De Brunhoff
Nov 22 Thank You, Omu Oge Mora
Nov 29 The Princess Knight Cornelia Funke
Dec 6 Not a Box Antoinette Portis
Dec 13 Art and Max David Wiesner
Dec 20 Journey Aaron Becker
Dec 27 Regina’s Big Mistake Marissa Moss

*Special Halloween Edition: Costumes encouraged! Enjoy a spooky story, a ghostly peek at art, and witchy art making with your grownup. Please, no weapons or large props in the Museum.

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

Relax and unwind after a long day with the Museum’s popular Happy Hour series. Mingle with friends and enjoy live music on the terrace or tour the galleries indoors. Special themed nights will be scheduled throughout the summer. Bar and light fare will be available from Toscana at the Thronson Café. Dogs on leashes are welcome outside on the Terrace and in the Copeland Sculpture Garden.

Happy Hours will take place inside the Museum during inclement weather. Museum galleries are open with free admission every Thursday from 4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

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

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

Adult Art Projects

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

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

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

Sponsor

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

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

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

February 28

Museums and Memorials

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

March 28

Color – A Natural History of the Palette

by Victoria Finlay (nonfiction)

Amazon

April 25

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

by Jonathan Cott (nonfiction)

Available for purchase in the Museum Store.

May 30

The Last Painting of Sara de Vos

by Dominic Smith (fiction)

Amazon

June 27

Edward L. Loper Sr., The Prophet of Color

by Marilyn A. Bauman (nonfiction)

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

July 25

Moon & Sixpence

by Somerset Maughan (fiction)

Amazon

August 29

The Youngest Doll

by Rosario Ferré and Jean Franco

Amazon

September 26

Oil and Marble: a novel of Leonardo and Michelangelo

by Stephanie Storey (fiction)

Amazon

October 24

Becoming

by Michelle Obama

Amazon

November 21

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

Sebastian Smee (nonfiction)

Amazon

December

No meeting

 

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

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

Group tour reservations are required for groups of 10 or more children. Chaperone guidelines and admission rates apply to reserved group tours. Learn more.

July 12 Spicy Hot Colors: Colores Picantes Sherry Shahan
July 19 Pool Jihyeon Lee
July 26 Drum Dream Girl Margarita Engle
Aug 2 Planting a Rainbow Lois Ehlert
Aug 9 Flyaway Katie Polly Dunbar
Aug 16 Shiver Me Letters June Sobel
Aug 23 Rosie Revere Engineer Andrea Beaty
Aug 30 The Great Paper Caper Oliver Jeffers
Sept 6 Go, Shapes, Go! Denise Fleming
Sept 13 Chameleon’s Colors Chisato Tashiro
Sept 20 Swirl by swirl Joyce Sidman
Sept 27 Little Blue and Little Yellow Leo Lionni
Oct 4 Dear Mr. Blueberry Simon James
Oct 11 The Tiny Seed Eric Carle
Oct 18 Where the Wild Things Are Maurice Sendak
Oct 25* Ghosts in the House! Kazuno Kohara
Nov 1 The Little Yellow Leaf Carin Berger
Nov 8 Zin! Zin! Zin! A Violin Marjorie Priceman
Nov 15 Babar’s Museum of Art Laurent De Brunhoff
Nov 22 Thank You, Omu Oge Mora
Nov 29 The Princess Knight Cornelia Funke
Dec 6 Not a Box Antoinette Portis
Dec 13 Art and Max David Wiesner
Dec 20 Journey Aaron Becker
Dec 27 Regina’s Big Mistake Marissa Moss

*Special Halloween Edition: Costumes encouraged! Enjoy a spooky story, a ghostly peek at art, and witchy art making with your grownup. Please, no weapons or large props in the Museum.

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

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

Performance Schedule

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

Emcee: India Colon

Partners and Sponsors

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

Spend a glorious day at Grounds for Sculpture!

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

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

Reservations

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

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

Schedule (subject to change)

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

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

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

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

2:30 p.m. Free time to explore

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

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

Lunch Menu

Beverages: Soft drinks, Sparkling Water, or Still Water

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

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

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

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

Happy Hours
Jun 6 @ 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Relax and unwind after a long day with the Museum’s popular Happy Hour series. Mingle with friends and enjoy live music on the terrace or tour the galleries indoors. Special themed nights will be scheduled throughout the summer. Bar and light fare will be available from Toscana at the Thronson Café. Dogs on leashes are welcome outside on the Terrace and in the Copeland Sculpture Garden.

Happy Hours will take place inside the Museum during inclement weather. Museum galleries are open with free admission every Thursday from 4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

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

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

Adult Art Projects

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

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

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

Sponsor

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

Miyamoto is Black Enough
Jun 6 @ 8:00 pm

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Group tour reservations are required for groups of 10 or more children. Chaperone guidelines and admission rates apply to reserved group tours. Learn more.

July 12 Spicy Hot Colors: Colores Picantes Sherry Shahan
July 19 Pool Jihyeon Lee
July 26 Drum Dream Girl Margarita Engle
Aug 2 Planting a Rainbow Lois Ehlert
Aug 9 Flyaway Katie Polly Dunbar
Aug 16 Shiver Me Letters June Sobel
Aug 23 Rosie Revere Engineer Andrea Beaty
Aug 30 The Great Paper Caper Oliver Jeffers
Sept 6 Go, Shapes, Go! Denise Fleming
Sept 13 Chameleon’s Colors Chisato Tashiro
Sept 20 Swirl by swirl Joyce Sidman
Sept 27 Little Blue and Little Yellow Leo Lionni
Oct 4 Dear Mr. Blueberry Simon James
Oct 11 The Tiny Seed Eric Carle
Oct 18 Where the Wild Things Are Maurice Sendak
Oct 25* Ghosts in the House! Kazuno Kohara
Nov 1 The Little Yellow Leaf Carin Berger
Nov 8 Zin! Zin! Zin! A Violin Marjorie Priceman
Nov 15 Babar’s Museum of Art Laurent De Brunhoff
Nov 22 Thank You, Omu Oge Mora
Nov 29 The Princess Knight Cornelia Funke
Dec 6 Not a Box Antoinette Portis
Dec 13 Art and Max David Wiesner
Dec 20 Journey Aaron Becker
Dec 27 Regina’s Big Mistake Marissa Moss

*Special Halloween Edition: Costumes encouraged! Enjoy a spooky story, a ghostly peek at art, and witchy art making with your grownup. Please, no weapons or large props in the Museum.

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

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

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

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

10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Young Artist Storytime – Begin with a story reading in Kids’ Corner followed by an interactive tour through two galleries and creating a work of art. Ages 2–6 and their grownups.

11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. All families.
Lunch Bunch Drop into the café for lunch to meet other Museum families. Enjoy kid-friendly food options, and a shared table reserved just for families. Food available for purchase.

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

Family 2nd Sundays are sponsored by the Museum Council.
Jun
13
Thu
Happy Hours
Jun 13 @ 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Relax and unwind after a long day with the Museum’s popular Happy Hour series. Mingle with friends and enjoy live music on the terrace or tour the galleries indoors. Special themed nights will be scheduled throughout the summer. Bar and light fare will be available from Toscana at the Thronson Café. Dogs on leashes are welcome outside on the Terrace and in the Copeland Sculpture Garden.

Happy Hours will take place inside the Museum during inclement weather. Museum galleries are open with free admission every Thursday from 4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

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

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

Adult Art Projects

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

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

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

Sponsor

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

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

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

Group tour reservations are required for groups of 10 or more children. Chaperone guidelines and admission rates apply to reserved group tours. Learn more.

July 12 Spicy Hot Colors: Colores Picantes Sherry Shahan
July 19 Pool Jihyeon Lee
July 26 Drum Dream Girl Margarita Engle
Aug 2 Planting a Rainbow Lois Ehlert
Aug 9 Flyaway Katie Polly Dunbar
Aug 16 Shiver Me Letters June Sobel
Aug 23 Rosie Revere Engineer Andrea Beaty
Aug 30 The Great Paper Caper Oliver Jeffers
Sept 6 Go, Shapes, Go! Denise Fleming
Sept 13 Chameleon’s Colors Chisato Tashiro
Sept 20 Swirl by swirl Joyce Sidman
Sept 27 Little Blue and Little Yellow Leo Lionni
Oct 4 Dear Mr. Blueberry Simon James
Oct 11 The Tiny Seed Eric Carle
Oct 18 Where the Wild Things Are Maurice Sendak
Oct 25* Ghosts in the House! Kazuno Kohara
Nov 1 The Little Yellow Leaf Carin Berger
Nov 8 Zin! Zin! Zin! A Violin Marjorie Priceman
Nov 15 Babar’s Museum of Art Laurent De Brunhoff
Nov 22 Thank You, Omu Oge Mora
Nov 29 The Princess Knight Cornelia Funke
Dec 6 Not a Box Antoinette Portis
Dec 13 Art and Max David Wiesner
Dec 20 Journey Aaron Becker
Dec 27 Regina’s Big Mistake Marissa Moss

*Special Halloween Edition: Costumes encouraged! Enjoy a spooky story, a ghostly peek at art, and witchy art making with your grownup. Please, no weapons or large props in the Museum.

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

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

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

Supply List

  • Gouache paint will be provided for the workshop: Enough paint in the recommended “core palette” colors will be provided as needed on the workshop days. This will allow you to try working in gouache before making an investment in paint.
  • Other suggested materials:
    • Brushes: Short handled synthetic brushes labeled for mixed media or acrylic (stiffer than watercolor, not as stiff as oil)
      • 1/2 inch flat wash (or shader) – ideally, 2 of these (for dark and light colors)
      • 1/4 inch flat wash (or #6 or #8 flat shader) – ideally, 2 of these
      • #6 or #8 round – ideally, 2 of these
    • Paper: Heavy (140lb / 300gsm) watercolor or mixed media paper — hot press, vellum or cold press surface (not rough). A nice inexpensive choice is Strathmore Series 400 Mixed Media pads, 140lb, vellum surface.  Either 9×12” or 6×8”.
    • Palette or mixing tray: Watercolor palette or mixing tray with mixing area. You will need more mixing area than color wells.
    • Small spray bottle (mister) for keeping your palette wet.
    • Water containers: Water jar for rinsing brushes (a medium size plastic peanut butter jar works well), 3/4 full of water. It’s also nice to have a small jar (like a jam jar) for clean water. You might also want a little spice jar for holding brushes while you paint.
    • Sketchbook for initial sketch, & pencil or markers
    • Portable easel, pochade box, or other support for painting outside. The simplest arrangement is a small drawing board or lapboard and a folding chair. Try it at home to make sure it works for you. You may want a second chair or folding table to lean your board against.
    • Clips — Office clips or potato chip bag clips for holding your paper on your drawing board
    • Paper towels —You will only need a few
    • — Sunscreen, hat, snacks, drinks, or whatever you need for spending a few hours outside.
  • When buying your own gouache paint:
    • Some good brands are Winsor & Newton Designer’s Gouache, Holbein Artist’s Gouache and M. Graham Artists Gouache. The “core palette” as provided in the workshop (15ml tubes):
      • Ultramarine Blue
      • Cadmium Yellow Pale or Cadmium Yellow Light (not “Cadmium Yellow Light Hue”)
      • Perylene Maroon (Winsor & Newton), or Alizarin Crimson
      • Burnt Sienna
      • Phthalo Green (or Viridian)
      • Permanent White (Titanium White) – (37ml tube), you will use more white than other colors.
Jun
20
Thu
Happy Hours
Jun 20 @ 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Relax and unwind after a long day with the Museum’s popular Happy Hour series. Mingle with friends and enjoy live music on the terrace or tour the galleries indoors. Special themed nights will be scheduled throughout the summer. Bar and light fare will be available from Toscana at the Thronson Café. Dogs on leashes are welcome outside on the Terrace and in the Copeland Sculpture Garden.

Happy Hours will take place inside the Museum during inclement weather. Museum galleries are open with free admission every Thursday from 4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

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

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

Adult Art Projects

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

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

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

Sponsor

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

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

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

Group tour reservations are required for groups of 10 or more children. Chaperone guidelines and admission rates apply to reserved group tours. Learn more.

July 12 Spicy Hot Colors: Colores Picantes Sherry Shahan
July 19 Pool Jihyeon Lee
July 26 Drum Dream Girl Margarita Engle
Aug 2 Planting a Rainbow Lois Ehlert
Aug 9 Flyaway Katie Polly Dunbar
Aug 16 Shiver Me Letters June Sobel
Aug 23 Rosie Revere Engineer Andrea Beaty
Aug 30 The Great Paper Caper Oliver Jeffers
Sept 6 Go, Shapes, Go! Denise Fleming
Sept 13 Chameleon’s Colors Chisato Tashiro
Sept 20 Swirl by swirl Joyce Sidman
Sept 27 Little Blue and Little Yellow Leo Lionni
Oct 4 Dear Mr. Blueberry Simon James
Oct 11 The Tiny Seed Eric Carle
Oct 18 Where the Wild Things Are Maurice Sendak
Oct 25* Ghosts in the House! Kazuno Kohara
Nov 1 The Little Yellow Leaf Carin Berger
Nov 8 Zin! Zin! Zin! A Violin Marjorie Priceman
Nov 15 Babar’s Museum of Art Laurent De Brunhoff
Nov 22 Thank You, Omu Oge Mora
Nov 29 The Princess Knight Cornelia Funke
Dec 6 Not a Box Antoinette Portis
Dec 13 Art and Max David Wiesner
Dec 20 Journey Aaron Becker
Dec 27 Regina’s Big Mistake Marissa Moss

*Special Halloween Edition: Costumes encouraged! Enjoy a spooky story, a ghostly peek at art, and witchy art making with your grownup. Please, no weapons or large props in the Museum.

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

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

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

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

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

About the Exhibition

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

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

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

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

Supply List

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

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

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

Supply List

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

 

Jun
23
Sun
Artist Talk
Jun 23 @ 2:00 pm
Artist Talk

Join artists for a Gallery Talk in the special exhibition Relational Undercurrents: Contemporary Art of the Caribbean Archipelago.

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

Sunday, June 23 | 2:00 p.m. Juana Valdes
Sunday, June 30 | 2:00 p.m. Scherezade Garcia
Sunday, July 28 | 1:00 p.m. Nicole Awai

Sponsors

Stephen Kingsberry, Sheridan Quarless Kingsberry, Stephanie Lord, and the Arsht Cannon Fund

Jun
27
Thu
Friends of Loper Happy Hour and Conversation
Jun 27 @ 5:00 pm
Friends of Loper Happy Hour and Conversation

Join us for drinks on the terrace and then join Contemporary Art Curator Margaret Winslow, scholar Dr. Leslie Wingard, and supporters of The Loper Tradition, who will discuss the paintings by both artists, Edward Loper, Sr., and Edward Loper, Jr., on view in the exhibition.

5:00 p.m. Happy Hour
6:30 p.m. Conversation

Happy Hours
Jun 27 @ 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Relax and unwind after a long day with the Museum’s popular Happy Hour series. Mingle with friends and enjoy live music on the terrace or tour the galleries indoors. Special themed nights will be scheduled throughout the summer. Bar and light fare will be available from Toscana at the Thronson Café. Dogs on leashes are welcome outside on the Terrace and in the Copeland Sculpture Garden.

Happy Hours will take place inside the Museum during inclement weather. Museum galleries are open with free admission every Thursday from 4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

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

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

Adult Art Projects

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

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

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

Sponsor

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

Creative Meditation in Motion
Jun 27 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Creative Meditation in Motion @ Anthony N. Fusco Reservoir Labyrinth

With Arden in Motion and the Awakened Heart Spiritual Center

Explore creative movement and enjoy live music with Arden in Motion and the Awakened Heart Spiritual Center in the Museum’s Anthony N. Fusco Reservoir Labyrinth.

Experience a unique opportunity to set a mindful intention in a Tibetan prayer wheel while listening to the enchanting sound of multiple singing bowls echoing around the Labyrinth. Participants will also be invited to explore mindful breathing techniques, body awareness, and rhythmic centering through guided creative movement/dance structures in the Labyrinth. Visitors can choose to participate at any time or observe as they enjoy live music and the beauty of the practice. Refreshments will be available for all.

CONNECTED SERIES

Connected features events produced by the community, for the community. All events are free and open to the public. Connected events take place at the Museum, unless otherwise noted. Learn more.

DelArt Readers: Book Club
Jun 27 @ 6:00 pm

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

February 28

Museums and Memorials

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

March 28

Color – A Natural History of the Palette

by Victoria Finlay (nonfiction)

Amazon

April 25

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

by Jonathan Cott (nonfiction)

Available for purchase in the Museum Store.

May 30

The Last Painting of Sara de Vos

by Dominic Smith (fiction)

Amazon

June 27

Edward L. Loper Sr., The Prophet of Color

by Marilyn A. Bauman (nonfiction)

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

July 25

Moon & Sixpence

by Somerset Maughan (fiction)

Amazon

August 29

The Youngest Doll

by Rosario Ferré and Jean Franco

Amazon

September 26

Oil and Marble: a novel of Leonardo and Michelangelo

by Stephanie Storey (fiction)

Amazon

October 24

Becoming

by Michelle Obama

Amazon

November 21

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

Sebastian Smee (nonfiction)

Amazon

December

No meeting

 

Jun
28
Fri
Glory of Stories
Jun 28 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Glory of Stories

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

Group tour reservations are required for groups of 10 or more children. Chaperone guidelines and admission rates apply to reserved group tours. Learn more.

July 12 Spicy Hot Colors: Colores Picantes Sherry Shahan
July 19 Pool Jihyeon Lee
July 26 Drum Dream Girl Margarita Engle
Aug 2 Planting a Rainbow Lois Ehlert
Aug 9 Flyaway Katie Polly Dunbar
Aug 16 Shiver Me Letters June Sobel
Aug 23 Rosie Revere Engineer Andrea Beaty
Aug 30 The Great Paper Caper Oliver Jeffers
Sept 6 Go, Shapes, Go! Denise Fleming
Sept 13 Chameleon’s Colors Chisato Tashiro
Sept 20 Swirl by swirl Joyce Sidman
Sept 27 Little Blue and Little Yellow Leo Lionni
Oct 4 Dear Mr. Blueberry Simon James
Oct 11 The Tiny Seed Eric Carle
Oct 18 Where the Wild Things Are Maurice Sendak
Oct 25* Ghosts in the House! Kazuno Kohara
Nov 1 The Little Yellow Leaf Carin Berger
Nov 8 Zin! Zin! Zin! A Violin Marjorie Priceman
Nov 15 Babar’s Museum of Art Laurent De Brunhoff
Nov 22 Thank You, Omu Oge Mora
Nov 29 The Princess Knight Cornelia Funke
Dec 6 Not a Box Antoinette Portis
Dec 13 Art and Max David Wiesner
Dec 20 Journey Aaron Becker
Dec 27 Regina’s Big Mistake Marissa Moss

*Special Halloween Edition: Costumes encouraged! Enjoy a spooky story, a ghostly peek at art, and witchy art making with your grownup. Please, no weapons or large props in the Museum.

Jun
29
Sat
Small Scale Forging for the Jeweler (2-day workshop)
Jun 29 @ 9:30 am – 4:00 pm
Small Scale Forging for the Jeweler (2-day workshop)

Give small-scale jewelry dimension and style using forging techniques.

30 minute lunch break. Beyond Beginner/Intermediate/Advanced.
Instructor: Caryn L. Hetherston

Supply list

  • Forging hammers and files if you have them
  • 12 to 16 guage roun or square wire
  • Copper wire for practice can be purchased for market price in the workshop
Jun
30
Sun
Small Scale Forging for the Jeweler (2-day workshop)
Jun 30 @ 9:30 am – 4:00 pm
Small Scale Forging for the Jeweler (2-day workshop)

Give small-scale jewelry dimension and style using forging techniques.

30 minute lunch break. Beyond Beginner/Intermediate/Advanced.
Instructor: Caryn L. Hetherston

Supply list

  • Forging hammers and files if you have them
  • 12 to 16 guage roun or square wire
  • Copper wire for practice can be purchased for market price in the workshop
Artist Talk
Jun 30 @ 2:00 pm
Artist Talk

Join artists for a Gallery Talk in the special exhibition Relational Undercurrents: Contemporary Art of the Caribbean Archipelago.

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

Sunday, June 23 | 2:00 p.m. Juana Valdes
Sunday, June 30 | 2:00 p.m. Scherezade Garcia
Sunday, July 28 | 1:00 p.m. Nicole Awai

Sponsors

Stephen Kingsberry, Sheridan Quarless Kingsberry, Stephanie Lord, and the Arsht Cannon Fund

Jul
5
Fri
Glory of Stories
Jul 5 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Glory of Stories

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

Group tour reservations are required for groups of 10 or more children. Chaperone guidelines and admission rates apply to reserved group tours. Learn more.

July 12 Spicy Hot Colors: Colores Picantes Sherry Shahan
July 19 Pool Jihyeon Lee
July 26 Drum Dream Girl Margarita Engle
Aug 2 Planting a Rainbow Lois Ehlert
Aug 9 Flyaway Katie Polly Dunbar
Aug 16 Shiver Me Letters June Sobel
Aug 23 Rosie Revere Engineer Andrea Beaty
Aug 30 The Great Paper Caper Oliver Jeffers
Sept 6 Go, Shapes, Go! Denise Fleming
Sept 13 Chameleon’s Colors Chisato Tashiro
Sept 20 Swirl by swirl Joyce Sidman
Sept 27 Little Blue and Little Yellow Leo Lionni
Oct 4 Dear Mr. Blueberry Simon James
Oct 11 The Tiny Seed Eric Carle
Oct 18 Where the Wild Things Are Maurice Sendak
Oct 25* Ghosts in the House! Kazuno Kohara
Nov 1 The Little Yellow Leaf Carin Berger
Nov 8 Zin! Zin! Zin! A Violin Marjorie Priceman
Nov 15 Babar’s Museum of Art Laurent De Brunhoff
Nov 22 Thank You, Omu Oge Mora
Nov 29 The Princess Knight Cornelia Funke
Dec 6 Not a Box Antoinette Portis
Dec 13 Art and Max David Wiesner
Dec 20 Journey Aaron Becker
Dec 27 Regina’s Big Mistake Marissa Moss

*Special Halloween Edition: Costumes encouraged! Enjoy a spooky story, a ghostly peek at art, and witchy art making with your grownup. Please, no weapons or large props in the Museum.

Jul
11
Thu
Happy Hours
Jul 11 @ 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Relax and unwind after a long day with the Museum’s popular Happy Hour series. Mingle with friends and enjoy live music on the terrace or tour the galleries indoors. Special themed nights will be scheduled throughout the summer. Bar and light fare will be available from Toscana at the Thronson Café. Dogs on leashes are welcome outside on the Terrace and in the Copeland Sculpture Garden.

Happy Hours will take place inside the Museum during inclement weather. Museum galleries are open with free admission every Thursday from 4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

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

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

Adult Art Projects

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

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

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

Sponsor

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

Performance: Los Pleneros de la 21
Jul 11 @ 8:00 pm

Special Guest: El Grupo Ámbar de Delaware

Put on your dancing shoes for the infectious sounds of Puerto Rican bomba and plena! After the performance, enjoy a dance party featuring DJ Willie until 11 pm.

Los Pleneros de la 21, the premier East Harlem-based performing ensemble and non-profit community organization, was founded in 1983 by Juan J. ‘Juango’ Gutiérrez (National Endowment on the Arts’ Heritage Fellow, 1996) and the legendary Master Plenero Marcial Reyes Arvelo. Having toured extensively both nationally and internationally for over three decades, ‘LP21’ is considered by many as New York’s preeminent Bomba and Plena ambassadors to the world, bringing Puerto Rican culture to Hawaii, Canada, Mexico, Cuba, Latin America, Australia, Berlin, The Kennedy Center, Carnegie Hall, The Kremlin (former Soviet Union) and countless other international cities and prominent venues.

The LP21 ensemble, an exceptional mix of Puerto Rican Folk Masters and professional musicians, are all united in their common cause to expose the importance of traditional Puerto Rican music, has pioneered the road for bomba and plena performance and is responsible for expanding platforms for continued performance, learning and the presentation of Bomba and Plena—paving the way for many other musicians who now share their stage.

LP21’s latest album, Los Pleneros de la 21 Live at Pregones: 35 years of Bomba & Plena (Truth Revolution Records, Nov 2018), is an ode to the group’s long arduous yet satisfying journey – milestone indeed, of a lifetime of work, blood, sweat, tears and laughter of countless dedicated bomberos, pleneros, educators and cultural advocates, raising their spear in the name of Puerto Rican Bomba & Plena, and the makers of this tradition. The album marks a new era for LP21, with a younger generation of musicians taking leadership in re-envisioning LP21’s style and persona

LP21’s landmark community-based cultural and educational programs, such as Bomba and Plena Community Workshops for adult and kids, Bomba and Plena In the house for NYC school children, and Cultural Legacy Programs, have created a common space for the recognition, education and practice of Puerto Rican culture and identity. While in Wilmington they will be working with students from the Latin American Community Center.

Sponsored by Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation.

ABOUT THE PERFORMANCE SERIES

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

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

Jul
12
Fri
Glory of Stories
Jul 12 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Glory of Stories

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

Group tour reservations are required for groups of 10 or more children. Chaperone guidelines and admission rates apply to reserved group tours. Learn more.

July 12 Spicy Hot Colors: Colores Picantes Sherry Shahan
July 19 Pool Jihyeon Lee
July 26 Drum Dream Girl Margarita Engle
Aug 2 Planting a Rainbow Lois Ehlert
Aug 9 Flyaway Katie Polly Dunbar
Aug 16 Shiver Me Letters June Sobel
Aug 23 Rosie Revere Engineer Andrea Beaty
Aug 30 The Great Paper Caper Oliver Jeffers
Sept 6 Go, Shapes, Go! Denise Fleming
Sept 13 Chameleon’s Colors Chisato Tashiro
Sept 20 Swirl by swirl Joyce Sidman
Sept 27 Little Blue and Little Yellow Leo Lionni
Oct 4 Dear Mr. Blueberry Simon James
Oct 11 The Tiny Seed Eric Carle
Oct 18 Where the Wild Things Are Maurice Sendak
Oct 25* Ghosts in the House! Kazuno Kohara
Nov 1 The Little Yellow Leaf Carin Berger
Nov 8 Zin! Zin! Zin! A Violin Marjorie Priceman
Nov 15 Babar’s Museum of Art Laurent De Brunhoff
Nov 22 Thank You, Omu Oge Mora
Nov 29 The Princess Knight Cornelia Funke
Dec 6 Not a Box Antoinette Portis
Dec 13 Art and Max David Wiesner
Dec 20 Journey Aaron Becker
Dec 27 Regina’s Big Mistake Marissa Moss

*Special Halloween Edition: Costumes encouraged! Enjoy a spooky story, a ghostly peek at art, and witchy art making with your grownup. Please, no weapons or large props in the Museum.

Jul
14
Sun
Family 2nd Sundays
Jul 14 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

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

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

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

10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Young Artist Storytime – Begin with a story reading in Kids’ Corner followed by an interactive tour through two galleries and creating a work of art. Ages 2–6 and their grownups.

11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. All families.
Lunch Bunch Drop into the café for lunch to meet other Museum families. Enjoy kid-friendly food options, and a shared table reserved just for families. Food available for purchase.

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

Family 2nd Sundays are sponsored by the Museum Council.
Jul
18
Thu
Happy Hours
Jul 18 @ 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Relax and unwind after a long day with the Museum’s popular Happy Hour series. Mingle with friends and enjoy live music on the terrace or tour the galleries indoors. Special themed nights will be scheduled throughout the summer. Bar and light fare will be available from Toscana at the Thronson Café. Dogs on leashes are welcome outside on the Terrace and in the Copeland Sculpture Garden.

Happy Hours will take place inside the Museum during inclement weather. Museum galleries are open with free admission every Thursday from 4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

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

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

Adult Art Projects

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

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

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

Sponsor

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

Members Picnic
Jul 18 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Members Picnic

Enjoy a complimentary drink on the Terrace and a traditional picnic feast in the Sculpture Garden with music by Edgewater Avenue. Picnic and cash bar will begin at 6 p.m. In the event of rain, the event will be moved indoors.

Museum Members only.

To reserve your picnic and free gift, RSVP to Marie Cordivano at mcordivano@delart.org or 302.351.8572 by July 12.

Jul
19
Fri
Glory of Stories
Jul 19 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Glory of Stories

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

Group tour reservations are required for groups of 10 or more children. Chaperone guidelines and admission rates apply to reserved group tours. Learn more.

July 12 Spicy Hot Colors: Colores Picantes Sherry Shahan
July 19 Pool Jihyeon Lee
July 26 Drum Dream Girl Margarita Engle
Aug 2 Planting a Rainbow Lois Ehlert
Aug 9 Flyaway Katie Polly Dunbar
Aug 16 Shiver Me Letters June Sobel
Aug 23 Rosie Revere Engineer Andrea Beaty
Aug 30 The Great Paper Caper Oliver Jeffers
Sept 6 Go, Shapes, Go! Denise Fleming
Sept 13 Chameleon’s Colors Chisato Tashiro
Sept 20 Swirl by swirl Joyce Sidman
Sept 27 Little Blue and Little Yellow Leo Lionni
Oct 4 Dear Mr. Blueberry Simon James
Oct 11 The Tiny Seed Eric Carle
Oct 18 Where the Wild Things Are Maurice Sendak
Oct 25* Ghosts in the House! Kazuno Kohara
Nov 1 The Little Yellow Leaf Carin Berger
Nov 8 Zin! Zin! Zin! A Violin Marjorie Priceman
Nov 15 Babar’s Museum of Art Laurent De Brunhoff
Nov 22 Thank You, Omu Oge Mora
Nov 29 The Princess Knight Cornelia Funke
Dec 6 Not a Box Antoinette Portis
Dec 13 Art and Max David Wiesner
Dec 20 Journey Aaron Becker
Dec 27 Regina’s Big Mistake Marissa Moss

*Special Halloween Edition: Costumes encouraged! Enjoy a spooky story, a ghostly peek at art, and witchy art making with your grownup. Please, no weapons or large props in the Museum.

Clay Date
Jul 19 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Clay Date

Mix, mingle, and get a little messy in the Museum’s ceramics studio! Participants will experiment with clay and complete a functional piece of pottery that the Museum will glaze. No experience necessary.

Instructor: Peter Morgan
Must be 21 or older to participate.

Register: September | October | November

Jul
20
Sat
Members Ice Cream Social
Jul 20 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Members Ice Cream Social

Stop by for an afternoon of family fun for Members. Enjoy ice cream, adult beverages, and garden games! In the event of inclement weather, Social will be held inside the Museum’s Thronson Café.

Jul
25
Thu
Happy Hours
Jul 25 @ 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Relax and unwind after a long day with the Museum’s popular Happy Hour series. Mingle with friends and enjoy live music on the terrace or tour the galleries indoors. Special themed nights will be scheduled throughout the summer. Bar and light fare will be available from Toscana at the Thronson Café. Dogs on leashes are welcome outside on the Terrace and in the Copeland Sculpture Garden.

Happy Hours will take place inside the Museum during inclement weather. Museum galleries are open with free admission every Thursday from 4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

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

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

Adult Art Projects

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

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

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

Sponsor

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

DelArt Readers: Book Club
Jul 25 @ 6:00 pm

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

February 28

Museums and Memorials

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

March 28

Color – A Natural History of the Palette

by Victoria Finlay (nonfiction)

Amazon

April 25

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

by Jonathan Cott (nonfiction)

Available for purchase in the Museum Store.

May 30

The Last Painting of Sara de Vos

by Dominic Smith (fiction)

Amazon

June 27

Edward L. Loper Sr., The Prophet of Color

by Marilyn A. Bauman (nonfiction)

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

July 25

Moon & Sixpence

by Somerset Maughan (fiction)

Amazon

August 29

The Youngest Doll

by Rosario Ferré and Jean Franco

Amazon

September 26

Oil and Marble: a novel of Leonardo and Michelangelo

by Stephanie Storey (fiction)

Amazon

October 24

Becoming

by Michelle Obama

Amazon

November 21

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

Sebastian Smee (nonfiction)

Amazon

December

No meeting

 

Performance: Fanm d’Ayiti by Nathalie Joachim with the Spektral Quartet
Jul 25 @ 8:00 pm

Fanm d’Ayiti (Women of Haiti) is an evening-length work for voice, flute, string quartet and electronics developed by composer/performer Nathalie Joachim. Commissioned by St. Paul Chamber Orchestra’s Liquid Music Series, Fanm d’Ayiti is a celebration of some of Haiti’s most iconic yet under recognized female artists, as well as an exploration of Joachim’s Haitian heritage. The project features original songs incorporating the recorded voices of Joachim’s grandmother and the girls choir of her family’s home farming village of Dantan; new arrangements of songs by some of the greatest known female voices in Haitian history; and recorded interviews with these artists about their lives fighting for social justice and uplifting the people of Haiti. Developed in a two year Liquid Music Virtual Residency, Fanm d’Ayiti premiered in March 2018 with members of SPCO in St. Paul, MN, and will be presented in the 2018-19 and 2019-20 season with Spektral Quartet.

Flutist and composer Nathalie Joachim (Eighth Blackbird, Flutronix), “an edgy multi-genre performance artist who has long been pushing boundaries with her flute” (The Washington Post)

SPEKTRAL QUARTET actively pursues a vivid conversation between exhilarating works of the traditional canon and those written this decade, this year, or this week. With the New York Times writing that “they have everything: a supreme technical command that seems to come easily, a capacity to make complicated music clear, and, most notably…an ability to cast a magic spell”, Spektral is known for creating seamless connections across centuries, drawing in the listener with charismatic deliveries, interactive concert formats, an up-close atmosphere, and bold, inquisitive programming.

ABOUT THE PERFORMANCE SERIES

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

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

Learn more.

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

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

Group tour reservations are required for groups of 10 or more children. Chaperone guidelines and admission rates apply to reserved group tours. Learn more.

July 12 Spicy Hot Colors: Colores Picantes Sherry Shahan
July 19 Pool Jihyeon Lee
July 26 Drum Dream Girl Margarita Engle
Aug 2 Planting a Rainbow Lois Ehlert
Aug 9 Flyaway Katie Polly Dunbar
Aug 16 Shiver Me Letters June Sobel
Aug 23 Rosie Revere Engineer Andrea Beaty
Aug 30 The Great Paper Caper Oliver Jeffers
Sept 6 Go, Shapes, Go! Denise Fleming
Sept 13 Chameleon’s Colors Chisato Tashiro
Sept 20 Swirl by swirl Joyce Sidman
Sept 27 Little Blue and Little Yellow Leo Lionni
Oct 4 Dear Mr. Blueberry Simon James
Oct 11 The Tiny Seed Eric Carle
Oct 18 Where the Wild Things Are Maurice Sendak
Oct 25* Ghosts in the House! Kazuno Kohara
Nov 1 The Little Yellow Leaf Carin Berger
Nov 8 Zin! Zin! Zin! A Violin Marjorie Priceman
Nov 15 Babar’s Museum of Art Laurent De Brunhoff
Nov 22 Thank You, Omu Oge Mora
Nov 29 The Princess Knight Cornelia Funke
Dec 6 Not a Box Antoinette Portis
Dec 13 Art and Max David Wiesner
Dec 20 Journey Aaron Becker
Dec 27 Regina’s Big Mistake Marissa Moss

*Special Halloween Edition: Costumes encouraged! Enjoy a spooky story, a ghostly peek at art, and witchy art making with your grownup. Please, no weapons or large props in the Museum.

Writers Gathering and Open Mic
Jul 26 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Writers Gathering and Open Mic

All writers regardless of conference attendance are invited to the Museum on Friday July 26 from 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. to network and mingle with other local writers and conference attendees. Meet session presenters, swap stories with your peers, and bring a short work to read at the Open Mic (3-minute time limit). Open Mic begins at 6:30 p.m. with Emcee Maria Masington.

To register for the gathering only, please use this link to the conference registration page and select attending the Friday Night Gathering and Open Mic.

Jul
27
Sat
3rd Annual Wilmington Writers Conference: Exploring Place
Jul 27 @ 8:30 am – 4:00 pm

Online registration are closed. Walk up registrations will be accepted on the day of the conference.

Join us for the 3rd annual Wilmington Writers Conference at the Delaware Art Museum. Drawing on the Museum’s place-centric summer exhibitions, this full-day conference will include a keynote presentation and craft talk by playwright and educator Erlina Ortiz, breakout sessions taught by area writers, networking, and a panel on how to maintain a writing life. The conference is open to individuals of all ages and experience levels—from first-time writers to published authors. Check back for more information, including detailed descriptions of the sessions. Registration opens May 28.

Writers Gathering & Open Mic: Friday, July 26, 2019 | 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Ticketed Conference: Saturday, July 27,  2019 | 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

CONFERENCE SCHEDULE

Event Location
8:30 – 9:15 Registration and complimentary coffee provided by The Happy Self-Publisher Fusco Main Hall
9:30 – 10:15 Keynote address by Erlina Ortiz DuPont Auditorium
10:30 – 12:00 Morning Sessions Check Listings
12:00 – 1:00 Lunch

Meet and Greet with Erlina Ortiz

Thronson Café /East Court

Museum Store

1:15 – 2:45 Afternoon sessions Check Listings
3:00 – 3:45 Panel: Writing While Working DuPont Auditorium
4:00 – 5:00 Networking Happy Hour East Court

Writers Gathering & Open Mic

All writers regardless of conference attendance are invited to the Museum on Friday July 26 from 6 – 8 p.m. to network and mingle with other local writers and conference attendees. Hang out at the conversation tables to chat about your latest project or bring a short work to read at the mini open mic. Registration encouraged but not required. Cash bar and light fare available for purchase.

Conference Sessions

Erlina Ortiz—Keynote Session: The Power of Community and Using Your Powers for Good
JoAnn Balingit—Watershed: Personal Landmarks in Public Conversation for Poetry & Prose
Saliym Cooper —Out of My Mind, Just in Time
Tara Elliott—More than Meets the Eye: Developing Imagery through Brain Studies
Lois Hoffman—Building Your Writing Platform
Gemelle John—Unsafe Journeys: Internalizing the Exquisite Corpse
Carrie Knowles—When Place Becomes a Character How Do You Give it a Voice?
Maureen McVeigh—Where Have You Been All Your Life: A Travel Writing Workshop
Devon Miller-Duggan—Stepping Over the Frame: Ekphrasis as Journey into Edward Loper’s Paintings
Ann Quinn—Artifact as Muse: Using the Things We Share to Bring Nonfiction and Poetry to Life
Kim Roberts & Dan Vera—Claiming History: Writing Cliophrastic Poems
Nancy Sakaduski—The Local Connection: Using Sense of Place to Attract Readers, Agents, and Publishers

Click here to download presenter bios and session descriptions.

Panel

Writing While Working

Three writers, who have all balanced various aspects of adult-life (working full time, being a parent, cobbling together part-time gigs, etc.), will engage in frank discussion about the pitfalls and peaks of achieving your writing goals while navigating life.  Panelists include David P. Kozinski, Chet’la Sebree, and Mara Gorman. Moderator: Molly Giordano.

Totes

This year, by popular demand, we are offering branded totes for attendees! Consider adding a logo tote to your order when you register. There will be a limited number available for purchase on the day of the conference—pre-order highly recommended.

Sponsors

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

Jul
28
Sun
Artist Talk
Jul 28 @ 1:00 pm
Artist Talk

Join artists for a Gallery Talk in the special exhibition Relational Undercurrents: Contemporary Art of the Caribbean Archipelago.

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

Sunday, June 23 | 2:00 p.m. Juana Valdes
Sunday, June 30 | 2:00 p.m. Scherezade Garcia
Sunday, July 28 | 1:00 p.m. Nicole Awai

Sponsors

Stephen Kingsberry, Sheridan Quarless Kingsberry, Stephanie Lord, and the Arsht Cannon Fund

Aug
1
Thu
Happy Hours
Aug 1 @ 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Relax and unwind after a long day with the Museum’s popular Happy Hour series. Mingle with friends and enjoy live music on the terrace or tour the galleries indoors. Special themed nights will be scheduled throughout the summer. Bar and light fare will be available from Toscana at the Thronson Café. Dogs on leashes are welcome outside on the Terrace and in the Copeland Sculpture Garden.

Happy Hours will take place inside the Museum during inclement weather. Museum galleries are open with free admission every Thursday from 4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

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

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

Adult Art Projects

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

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

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

Sponsor

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

Aug
2
Fri
Glory of Stories
Aug 2 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Glory of Stories

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

Group tour reservations are required for groups of 10 or more children. Chaperone guidelines and admission rates apply to reserved group tours. Learn more.

July 12 Spicy Hot Colors: Colores Picantes Sherry Shahan
July 19 Pool Jihyeon Lee
July 26 Drum Dream Girl Margarita Engle
Aug 2 Planting a Rainbow Lois Ehlert
Aug 9 Flyaway Katie Polly Dunbar
Aug 16 Shiver Me Letters June Sobel
Aug 23 Rosie Revere Engineer Andrea Beaty
Aug 30 The Great Paper Caper Oliver Jeffers
Sept 6 Go, Shapes, Go! Denise Fleming
Sept 13 Chameleon’s Colors Chisato Tashiro
Sept 20 Swirl by swirl Joyce Sidman
Sept 27 Little Blue and Little Yellow Leo Lionni
Oct 4 Dear Mr. Blueberry Simon James
Oct 11 The Tiny Seed Eric Carle
Oct 18 Where the Wild Things Are Maurice Sendak
Oct 25* Ghosts in the House! Kazuno Kohara
Nov 1 The Little Yellow Leaf Carin Berger
Nov 8 Zin! Zin! Zin! A Violin Marjorie Priceman
Nov 15 Babar’s Museum of Art Laurent De Brunhoff
Nov 22 Thank You, Omu Oge Mora
Nov 29 The Princess Knight Cornelia Funke
Dec 6 Not a Box Antoinette Portis
Dec 13 Art and Max David Wiesner
Dec 20 Journey Aaron Becker
Dec 27 Regina’s Big Mistake Marissa Moss

*Special Halloween Edition: Costumes encouraged! Enjoy a spooky story, a ghostly peek at art, and witchy art making with your grownup. Please, no weapons or large props in the Museum.

Aug
3
Sat
African and Caribbean Festival
Aug 3 @ 2:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Celebrate African and Caribbean culture through music, food, fashion, and art in the Copeland Sculpture Garden. Step inside for a tour of the new Caribbean-themed exhibition, Relational Undercurrents.

Click here for vendor registration.

Partners and Sponsors

Presented in partnership with the Delaware African Caribbean Coalition: We Are Stronger and Better Together. This program is supported, in part, by the Arsht-Cannon Fund.

Aug
4
Sun
Public Tour – The Loper Tradition
Aug 4 @ 1:00 pm
Public Tour - The Loper Tradition

Join Edward Loper, Jr. in the galleries for an artist-led discussion of the paintings in The Loper Tradition: Paintings by Edward Loper, Sr. and Edward Loper, Jr. This unique opportunity allows visitors to hear firsthand from this important Wilmington painter.

Aug
8
Thu
Happy Hours
Aug 8 @ 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Relax and unwind after a long day with the Museum’s popular Happy Hour series. Mingle with friends and enjoy live music on the terrace or tour the galleries indoors. Special themed nights will be scheduled throughout the summer. Bar and light fare will be available from Toscana at the Thronson Café. Dogs on leashes are welcome outside on the Terrace and in the Copeland Sculpture Garden.

Happy Hours will take place inside the Museum during inclement weather. Museum galleries are open with free admission every Thursday from 4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

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

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

Adult Art Projects

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

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

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

Sponsor

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

Aug
9
Fri
Glory of Stories
Aug 9 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Glory of Stories

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

Group tour reservations are required for groups of 10 or more children. Chaperone guidelines and admission rates apply to reserved group tours. Learn more.

July 12 Spicy Hot Colors: Colores Picantes Sherry Shahan
July 19 Pool Jihyeon Lee
July 26 Drum Dream Girl Margarita Engle
Aug 2 Planting a Rainbow Lois Ehlert
Aug 9 Flyaway Katie Polly Dunbar
Aug 16 Shiver Me Letters June Sobel
Aug 23 Rosie Revere Engineer Andrea Beaty
Aug 30 The Great Paper Caper Oliver Jeffers
Sept 6 Go, Shapes, Go! Denise Fleming
Sept 13 Chameleon’s Colors Chisato Tashiro
Sept 20 Swirl by swirl Joyce Sidman
Sept 27 Little Blue and Little Yellow Leo Lionni
Oct 4 Dear Mr. Blueberry Simon James
Oct 11 The Tiny Seed Eric Carle
Oct 18 Where the Wild Things Are Maurice Sendak
Oct 25* Ghosts in the House! Kazuno Kohara
Nov 1 The Little Yellow Leaf Carin Berger
Nov 8 Zin! Zin! Zin! A Violin Marjorie Priceman
Nov 15 Babar’s Museum of Art Laurent De Brunhoff
Nov 22 Thank You, Omu Oge Mora
Nov 29 The Princess Knight Cornelia Funke
Dec 6 Not a Box Antoinette Portis
Dec 13 Art and Max David Wiesner
Dec 20 Journey Aaron Becker
Dec 27 Regina’s Big Mistake Marissa Moss

*Special Halloween Edition: Costumes encouraged! Enjoy a spooky story, a ghostly peek at art, and witchy art making with your grownup. Please, no weapons or large props in the Museum.

Clay Date
Aug 9 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Clay Date

Mix, mingle, and get a little messy in the Museum’s ceramics studio! Participants will experiment with clay and complete a functional piece of pottery that the Museum will glaze. No experience necessary.

Instructor: Peter Morgan
Must be 21 or older to participate.

Register: September | October | November

Aug
11
Sun
Family 2nd Sundays
Aug 11 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

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

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

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

10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Young Artist Storytime – Begin with a story reading in Kids’ Corner followed by an interactive tour through two galleries and creating a work of art. Ages 2–6 and their grownups.

11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. All families.
Lunch Bunch Drop into the café for lunch to meet other Museum families. Enjoy kid-friendly food options, and a shared table reserved just for families. Food available for purchase.

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

Family 2nd Sundays are sponsored by the Museum Council.
Aug
15
Thu
Evening for Educators: Art Swap!
Aug 15 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Evening for Educators: Art Swap!

Drop-in for free art supplies from studio surplus, discounted Museum Memberships, and information on school offerings throughout the year.

Happy Hours
Aug 15 @ 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Relax and unwind after a long day with the Museum’s popular Happy Hour series. Mingle with friends and enjoy live music on the terrace or tour the galleries indoors. Special themed nights will be scheduled throughout the summer. Bar and light fare will be available from Toscana at the Thronson Café. Dogs on leashes are welcome outside on the Terrace and in the Copeland Sculpture Garden.

Happy Hours will take place inside the Museum during inclement weather. Museum galleries are open with free admission every Thursday from 4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

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

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

Adult Art Projects

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

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

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

Sponsor

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

“Eat Little and Live Long” a meal with Makeda Thomas
Aug 15 @ 7:30 pm

From the artist: “When a house fire destroyed my 100+ year old Brooklyn home earlier this year – and with it, not only the entire “analog” archive of my twenty year career in dance, but all of the research and documentation for my newest work – I grieved the loss of intellectual and cultural memory, and its impact on future work. More than before, I value embodied knowledges – not as ephemeral – but as the only true materiality.” “`Eat Little and Live Long’ is a new archive; a gathering that merges food, dance, and storytelling; an opportunity with artists and supporters of my work; a way to share and to practice; to make good on the ancestral knowledge to transform stories of loss into tales of togetherness”

Menu to be announced!

Aug
16
Fri
Glory of Stories
Aug 16 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Glory of Stories

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

Group tour reservations are required for groups of 10 or more children. Chaperone guidelines and admission rates apply to reserved group tours. Learn more.

July 12 Spicy Hot Colors: Colores Picantes Sherry Shahan
July 19 Pool Jihyeon Lee
July 26 Drum Dream Girl Margarita Engle
Aug 2 Planting a Rainbow Lois Ehlert
Aug 9 Flyaway Katie Polly Dunbar
Aug 16 Shiver Me Letters June Sobel
Aug 23 Rosie Revere Engineer Andrea Beaty
Aug 30 The Great Paper Caper Oliver Jeffers
Sept 6 Go, Shapes, Go! Denise Fleming
Sept 13 Chameleon’s Colors Chisato Tashiro
Sept 20 Swirl by swirl Joyce Sidman
Sept 27 Little Blue and Little Yellow Leo Lionni
Oct 4 Dear Mr. Blueberry Simon James
Oct 11 The Tiny Seed Eric Carle
Oct 18 Where the Wild Things Are Maurice Sendak
Oct 25* Ghosts in the House! Kazuno Kohara
Nov 1 The Little Yellow Leaf Carin Berger
Nov 8 Zin! Zin! Zin! A Violin Marjorie Priceman
Nov 15 Babar’s Museum of Art Laurent De Brunhoff
Nov 22 Thank You, Omu Oge Mora
Nov 29 The Princess Knight Cornelia Funke
Dec 6 Not a Box Antoinette Portis
Dec 13 Art and Max David Wiesner
Dec 20 Journey Aaron Becker
Dec 27 Regina’s Big Mistake Marissa Moss

*Special Halloween Edition: Costumes encouraged! Enjoy a spooky story, a ghostly peek at art, and witchy art making with your grownup. Please, no weapons or large props in the Museum.

Performance: The Light Fantastical by Makeda Thomas
Aug 16 @ 8:00 pm

Exhilarating modern dance performance that explores Caribbean culture

The Museum is thrilled to host world-renowned Trinidadian dancer and choreographer, Makeda Thomas, on August 16. During this 40-minute performance in Fusco Grand Hall, Thomas and two dancers from her company will perform a captivating modern dance titled The Light Fantastical, a contemporary exploration of Caribbean culture through dance. This improvisational piece is imbued with metaphor for art and technology that comes out of Afrofuturist culture—or more appropriately, “Caribbean Futurisms.” It considers how Caribbean cultural forms navigate time and space, and innovate new histories, sciences, and aesthetics. As part of the performance, the Museum’s Fusco Grand Hall will be transformed into a space that will pull viewers into The Light!

The Light Fantastical will be preceded by a special 20-minute performance by professional dancers from Wilmington’s own Pieces of a Dream Dance Company. A long time artistic partner with the Museum, Pieces of a Dream is dedicated to exploring contemporary societal issues through the medium of dance.

About Makeda Thomas

“The postmodern African Diasporan dancer-scholar whose work goes beyond stereotype and the market appetite for clichés regarding the black dancing body.” Trinidadian artist Makeda Thomas’ choreography, films and site-specific work has been presented internationally, including at HARLEM Stage/Aaron Davis Hall, The Brooklyn Museum of Art, New York Live Arts, Teatro Africa, the National Gallery of Zimbabwe, Queens Hall, and Teatro de la Ciudad. Thomas has received awards and commissions from Creative Capital, Mid-Atlantic Arts Foundation, and 651 ARTS Black Dance: Tradition & Transformation, among others. She lives and works in Port of Spain and Brooklyn.

Schedule

7:00 pm – Museum doors open
8:00 pm – Curator tour by Margaret Winslow of works that Ms. Thomas is drawn to.
8:30 pm – Performance by Pieces of a Dream Dance Theatre of excerpts from Uprising: Rememberance|Resistance|Revival
8:50 pm – The Light Fantastical by Makeda Thomas
9:30 pm – Q & A with the artist

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

ABOUT THE PERFORMANCE SERIES

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

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

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