PROGRAMS & EVENTS

Jul
16
Sun
Kids’ Corner Creativity Hours
Jul 16 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Kids’ Corner Creativity Hours

During Creativity Hours, families are invited to explore the new installation in Kids’ Corner, “Lenny the Ice Cream Man,” and create ice cream magnets to take home. Recommended for all ages. 

Jul
17
Mon
Craig Colorusso: Sound + Light Programs
Jul 17 all-day
Craig Colorusso: Sound + Light Programs

Throughout the installation of Craig Colorusso: Sound + Light in the Copeland Sculpture Garden, the Museum will host yoga, tai chi, artist chats, interactive installations, and more. Programs will be held outdoors pending weather.

Day 1: Friday, July 14

5:30 a.m. Sunrise Yoga
8:30 p.m. CUBEMUSIC Labyrinth Installation and Artist Chat: SOUND

Day 2: Saturday, July 15

9:00 a.m. Family Yoga in the Garden with Jason Aviles
9:00 a.m. Adult Yoga in the Garden with Hunter Clarke-Fields

The Thronson Café will open at 10:00 a.m. with a selection of healthy breakfast and snack options. Bring your own mat or borrow one from the Museum (limited supply available).

Day 3: Sunday, July 16

7:30 p.m. Sunset Meditations on Mindfulness – Meditative practice and discussion about work/life balance.

Day 4: Monday, July 17

Noon Mid-day Mindfulness: Tai Chi

Day 5: Tuesday, July 18

Noon Mid-day Mindfulness: Yoga

Day 6: Wednesday, July 19

Noon Mid-day Mindfulness: Tai Chi

Day 7: Thursday, July 20

Noon Mid-day Mindfulness: Yoga
8:30 p.m. CUBEMUSIC Labyrinth Installation and Artist Chat: LIGHT

Day 8: Friday, July 21

Noon Mid-day Mindfulness: Tai Chi

Day 9: Saturday, July 22

9:00 a.m. Family Yoga in the Garden with Jason Aviles
9:00 a.m. Adult Yoga in the Garden with Hunter Clarke-Fields

The Thronson Café will open at 10:00 a.m. with a selection of healthy breakfast and snack options. Bring your own mat or borrow one from the Museum (limited supply available).

Day 10: Sunday, July 23

The events below will take place inside the Museum.

8:00 p.m. Sunset Yoga
8:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. CUBEMUSIC Installation and Artist Chat: SCULPTURE

Jul
18
Tue
Craig Colorusso: Sound + Light Programs
Jul 18 all-day
Craig Colorusso: Sound + Light Programs

Throughout the installation of Craig Colorusso: Sound + Light in the Copeland Sculpture Garden, the Museum will host yoga, tai chi, artist chats, interactive installations, and more. Programs will be held outdoors pending weather.

Day 1: Friday, July 14

5:30 a.m. Sunrise Yoga
8:30 p.m. CUBEMUSIC Labyrinth Installation and Artist Chat: SOUND

Day 2: Saturday, July 15

9:00 a.m. Family Yoga in the Garden with Jason Aviles
9:00 a.m. Adult Yoga in the Garden with Hunter Clarke-Fields

The Thronson Café will open at 10:00 a.m. with a selection of healthy breakfast and snack options. Bring your own mat or borrow one from the Museum (limited supply available).

Day 3: Sunday, July 16

7:30 p.m. Sunset Meditations on Mindfulness – Meditative practice and discussion about work/life balance.

Day 4: Monday, July 17

Noon Mid-day Mindfulness: Tai Chi

Day 5: Tuesday, July 18

Noon Mid-day Mindfulness: Yoga

Day 6: Wednesday, July 19

Noon Mid-day Mindfulness: Tai Chi

Day 7: Thursday, July 20

Noon Mid-day Mindfulness: Yoga
8:30 p.m. CUBEMUSIC Labyrinth Installation and Artist Chat: LIGHT

Day 8: Friday, July 21

Noon Mid-day Mindfulness: Tai Chi

Day 9: Saturday, July 22

9:00 a.m. Family Yoga in the Garden with Jason Aviles
9:00 a.m. Adult Yoga in the Garden with Hunter Clarke-Fields

The Thronson Café will open at 10:00 a.m. with a selection of healthy breakfast and snack options. Bring your own mat or borrow one from the Museum (limited supply available).

Day 10: Sunday, July 23

The events below will take place inside the Museum.

8:00 p.m. Sunset Yoga
8:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. CUBEMUSIC Installation and Artist Chat: SCULPTURE

Jul
19
Wed
Craig Colorusso: Sound + Light Programs
Jul 19 all-day
Craig Colorusso: Sound + Light Programs

Throughout the installation of Craig Colorusso: Sound + Light in the Copeland Sculpture Garden, the Museum will host yoga, tai chi, artist chats, interactive installations, and more. Programs will be held outdoors pending weather.

Day 1: Friday, July 14

5:30 a.m. Sunrise Yoga
8:30 p.m. CUBEMUSIC Labyrinth Installation and Artist Chat: SOUND

Day 2: Saturday, July 15

9:00 a.m. Family Yoga in the Garden with Jason Aviles
9:00 a.m. Adult Yoga in the Garden with Hunter Clarke-Fields

The Thronson Café will open at 10:00 a.m. with a selection of healthy breakfast and snack options. Bring your own mat or borrow one from the Museum (limited supply available).

Day 3: Sunday, July 16

7:30 p.m. Sunset Meditations on Mindfulness – Meditative practice and discussion about work/life balance.

Day 4: Monday, July 17

Noon Mid-day Mindfulness: Tai Chi

Day 5: Tuesday, July 18

Noon Mid-day Mindfulness: Yoga

Day 6: Wednesday, July 19

Noon Mid-day Mindfulness: Tai Chi

Day 7: Thursday, July 20

Noon Mid-day Mindfulness: Yoga
8:30 p.m. CUBEMUSIC Labyrinth Installation and Artist Chat: LIGHT

Day 8: Friday, July 21

Noon Mid-day Mindfulness: Tai Chi

Day 9: Saturday, July 22

9:00 a.m. Family Yoga in the Garden with Jason Aviles
9:00 a.m. Adult Yoga in the Garden with Hunter Clarke-Fields

The Thronson Café will open at 10:00 a.m. with a selection of healthy breakfast and snack options. Bring your own mat or borrow one from the Museum (limited supply available).

Day 10: Sunday, July 23

The events below will take place inside the Museum.

8:00 p.m. Sunset Yoga
8:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. CUBEMUSIC Installation and Artist Chat: SCULPTURE

Jul
20
Thu
Craig Colorusso: Sound + Light Programs
Jul 20 all-day
Craig Colorusso: Sound + Light Programs

Throughout the installation of Craig Colorusso: Sound + Light in the Copeland Sculpture Garden, the Museum will host yoga, tai chi, artist chats, interactive installations, and more. Programs will be held outdoors pending weather.

Day 1: Friday, July 14

5:30 a.m. Sunrise Yoga
8:30 p.m. CUBEMUSIC Labyrinth Installation and Artist Chat: SOUND

Day 2: Saturday, July 15

9:00 a.m. Family Yoga in the Garden with Jason Aviles
9:00 a.m. Adult Yoga in the Garden with Hunter Clarke-Fields

The Thronson Café will open at 10:00 a.m. with a selection of healthy breakfast and snack options. Bring your own mat or borrow one from the Museum (limited supply available).

Day 3: Sunday, July 16

7:30 p.m. Sunset Meditations on Mindfulness – Meditative practice and discussion about work/life balance.

Day 4: Monday, July 17

Noon Mid-day Mindfulness: Tai Chi

Day 5: Tuesday, July 18

Noon Mid-day Mindfulness: Yoga

Day 6: Wednesday, July 19

Noon Mid-day Mindfulness: Tai Chi

Day 7: Thursday, July 20

Noon Mid-day Mindfulness: Yoga
8:30 p.m. CUBEMUSIC Labyrinth Installation and Artist Chat: LIGHT

Day 8: Friday, July 21

Noon Mid-day Mindfulness: Tai Chi

Day 9: Saturday, July 22

9:00 a.m. Family Yoga in the Garden with Jason Aviles
9:00 a.m. Adult Yoga in the Garden with Hunter Clarke-Fields

The Thronson Café will open at 10:00 a.m. with a selection of healthy breakfast and snack options. Bring your own mat or borrow one from the Museum (limited supply available).

Day 10: Sunday, July 23

The events below will take place inside the Museum.

8:00 p.m. Sunset Yoga
8:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. CUBEMUSIC Installation and Artist Chat: SCULPTURE

Member & Volunteer Appreciation Day: Members Picnic
Jul 20 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Member & Volunteer Appreciation Day: Members Picnic

Sorry, the Members Picnic is sold out.

Mark your calendars for the 2017 Museum Member Appreciation Days. Programs will include the second Annual Members Picnic in the Copeland Sculpture Garden and the always popular Ice Cream Social.

Jul
21
Fri
Craig Colorusso: Sound + Light Programs
Jul 21 all-day
Craig Colorusso: Sound + Light Programs

Throughout the installation of Craig Colorusso: Sound + Light in the Copeland Sculpture Garden, the Museum will host yoga, tai chi, artist chats, interactive installations, and more. Programs will be held outdoors pending weather.

Day 1: Friday, July 14

5:30 a.m. Sunrise Yoga
8:30 p.m. CUBEMUSIC Labyrinth Installation and Artist Chat: SOUND

Day 2: Saturday, July 15

9:00 a.m. Family Yoga in the Garden with Jason Aviles
9:00 a.m. Adult Yoga in the Garden with Hunter Clarke-Fields

The Thronson Café will open at 10:00 a.m. with a selection of healthy breakfast and snack options. Bring your own mat or borrow one from the Museum (limited supply available).

Day 3: Sunday, July 16

7:30 p.m. Sunset Meditations on Mindfulness – Meditative practice and discussion about work/life balance.

Day 4: Monday, July 17

Noon Mid-day Mindfulness: Tai Chi

Day 5: Tuesday, July 18

Noon Mid-day Mindfulness: Yoga

Day 6: Wednesday, July 19

Noon Mid-day Mindfulness: Tai Chi

Day 7: Thursday, July 20

Noon Mid-day Mindfulness: Yoga
8:30 p.m. CUBEMUSIC Labyrinth Installation and Artist Chat: LIGHT

Day 8: Friday, July 21

Noon Mid-day Mindfulness: Tai Chi

Day 9: Saturday, July 22

9:00 a.m. Family Yoga in the Garden with Jason Aviles
9:00 a.m. Adult Yoga in the Garden with Hunter Clarke-Fields

The Thronson Café will open at 10:00 a.m. with a selection of healthy breakfast and snack options. Bring your own mat or borrow one from the Museum (limited supply available).

Day 10: Sunday, July 23

The events below will take place inside the Museum.

8:00 p.m. Sunset Yoga
8:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. CUBEMUSIC Installation and Artist Chat: SCULPTURE

Jul
22
Sat
Craig Colorusso: Sound + Light Programs
Jul 22 all-day
Craig Colorusso: Sound + Light Programs

Throughout the installation of Craig Colorusso: Sound + Light in the Copeland Sculpture Garden, the Museum will host yoga, tai chi, artist chats, interactive installations, and more. Programs will be held outdoors pending weather.

Day 1: Friday, July 14

5:30 a.m. Sunrise Yoga
8:30 p.m. CUBEMUSIC Labyrinth Installation and Artist Chat: SOUND

Day 2: Saturday, July 15

9:00 a.m. Family Yoga in the Garden with Jason Aviles
9:00 a.m. Adult Yoga in the Garden with Hunter Clarke-Fields

The Thronson Café will open at 10:00 a.m. with a selection of healthy breakfast and snack options. Bring your own mat or borrow one from the Museum (limited supply available).

Day 3: Sunday, July 16

7:30 p.m. Sunset Meditations on Mindfulness – Meditative practice and discussion about work/life balance.

Day 4: Monday, July 17

Noon Mid-day Mindfulness: Tai Chi

Day 5: Tuesday, July 18

Noon Mid-day Mindfulness: Yoga

Day 6: Wednesday, July 19

Noon Mid-day Mindfulness: Tai Chi

Day 7: Thursday, July 20

Noon Mid-day Mindfulness: Yoga
8:30 p.m. CUBEMUSIC Labyrinth Installation and Artist Chat: LIGHT

Day 8: Friday, July 21

Noon Mid-day Mindfulness: Tai Chi

Day 9: Saturday, July 22

9:00 a.m. Family Yoga in the Garden with Jason Aviles
9:00 a.m. Adult Yoga in the Garden with Hunter Clarke-Fields

The Thronson Café will open at 10:00 a.m. with a selection of healthy breakfast and snack options. Bring your own mat or borrow one from the Museum (limited supply available).

Day 10: Sunday, July 23

The events below will take place inside the Museum.

8:00 p.m. Sunset Yoga
8:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. CUBEMUSIC Installation and Artist Chat: SCULPTURE

Member & Volunteer Appreciation Day: Ice Cream Social
Jul 22 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Member & Volunteer Appreciation Day: Ice Cream Social

Mark your calendars for the 2017 Museum Member Appreciation Days. Programs will include the second Annual Members Picnic in the Copeland Sculpture Garden and the always popular Ice Cream Social. Young Members and their families can enjoy ice cream-themed art activities and the Kids’ Corner installation “Lenny the Ice Cream Man” by the Museum’s Family-in-Residence, the Smiths.

Sponsored by Woodside Farm Creamery.

Jul
23
Sun
Craig Colorusso: Sound + Light Programs
Jul 23 all-day
Craig Colorusso: Sound + Light Programs

Throughout the installation of Craig Colorusso: Sound + Light in the Copeland Sculpture Garden, the Museum will host yoga, tai chi, artist chats, interactive installations, and more. Programs will be held outdoors pending weather.

Day 1: Friday, July 14

5:30 a.m. Sunrise Yoga
8:30 p.m. CUBEMUSIC Labyrinth Installation and Artist Chat: SOUND

Day 2: Saturday, July 15

9:00 a.m. Family Yoga in the Garden with Jason Aviles
9:00 a.m. Adult Yoga in the Garden with Hunter Clarke-Fields

The Thronson Café will open at 10:00 a.m. with a selection of healthy breakfast and snack options. Bring your own mat or borrow one from the Museum (limited supply available).

Day 3: Sunday, July 16

7:30 p.m. Sunset Meditations on Mindfulness – Meditative practice and discussion about work/life balance.

Day 4: Monday, July 17

Noon Mid-day Mindfulness: Tai Chi

Day 5: Tuesday, July 18

Noon Mid-day Mindfulness: Yoga

Day 6: Wednesday, July 19

Noon Mid-day Mindfulness: Tai Chi

Day 7: Thursday, July 20

Noon Mid-day Mindfulness: Yoga
8:30 p.m. CUBEMUSIC Labyrinth Installation and Artist Chat: LIGHT

Day 8: Friday, July 21

Noon Mid-day Mindfulness: Tai Chi

Day 9: Saturday, July 22

9:00 a.m. Family Yoga in the Garden with Jason Aviles
9:00 a.m. Adult Yoga in the Garden with Hunter Clarke-Fields

The Thronson Café will open at 10:00 a.m. with a selection of healthy breakfast and snack options. Bring your own mat or borrow one from the Museum (limited supply available).

Day 10: Sunday, July 23

The events below will take place inside the Museum.

8:00 p.m. Sunset Yoga
8:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. CUBEMUSIC Installation and Artist Chat: SCULPTURE

Kids’ Corner Creativity Hours
Jul 23 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Kids’ Corner Creativity Hours

During Creativity Hours, families are invited to explore the new installation in Kids’ Corner, “Lenny the Ice Cream Man,” and create ice cream magnets to take home. Recommended for all ages. 

Jul
30
Sun
Kids’ Corner Creativity Hours
Jul 30 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Kids’ Corner Creativity Hours

During Creativity Hours, families are invited to explore the new installation in Kids’ Corner, “Lenny the Ice Cream Man,” and create ice cream magnets to take home. Recommended for all ages. 

Aug
3
Thu
Family Night: Moonlight, Moon Bright
Aug 3 @ 6:30 pm

Enjoy a shadow puppetry play about a timeless Chinese love story. Chang-Er Flies to the Moon by Chinese Theatre Works explores the famous legend of the Chinese Moon goddess and her husband, the archer/hero Ho Yi. This program is presented in partnership with the Chinese American Community Center. Age 6+. 

Sponsors

Aug
24
Thu
Retro Sketch Night with Dr. Sketchy’s Philly
Aug 24 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Retro Sketch Night with Dr. Sketchy’s Philly

Get your sketch books and pencils ready to draw retro fashion from the 1950s and ‘60s. Dr. Sketchy’s Philly models will pose in vintage clothing while sketchers draw and sip on cocktails. Guests can also enjoy illustrations depicting period fashion in the exhibition The Original Mad Man: Illustrations by Mac Conner. Drinks and food available for purchase in the Thronson Café.

Sep
30
Sat
Korean Festival
Sep 30 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm

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

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

Schedule of Events

11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Korean-inspired art activities, Chuseok Cha-Rae table setup (Thanksgiving Dinner), art display by students from the Delaware Korean School, Korean snack sampling, personalized Hangul script demonstrations, photobooth with props and Korean traditional clothing, and experience booths of TaeKwonDo and Traditional musical instruments

11:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.

Arirang ensemble, music and dance performances by students from the Delaware Korean School, K-Pop Dance by University of Delaware Dragonfly Dance group, Korean Aria, and TaeKwonDo demonstrations by Tiger Kicks

1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Interactive Korean activities: Hangul (Korean language) lesson, trivia challenges, Jang-Gu (traditional musical instrument) contest, Korean food cooking, and Korean drum performance by students from the New Jersey Korean School

Sponsors

This program is made possible by the support of Jin and Joshua Twilley; Rosemary Twilley; Tiger Kicks Taekwondo; 5 Lee Brothers Corp.; MyeongSik Lee; Zen Acupuncture Clinic; Juyoung & Sanghoon Kim; Jinhee and KiSuk Han; Youngmae Roca Financial Services; Kalbi Asian Bistro; YoungHee and KwangSil Kim; Jonathan Park Realtor; Seonglan and Robert Boyce; Eunmi Choi; Sukyoung Rothove Realtor; InSook and YongWong Han; DoHee Kim Mass Mutual Insurance; Clara and Pui Lin; Jason Lee Automotive LLC; Unkyong and Todd Goldie; Anthony Roca; Chansook and Troy Baumiller.  Support is provided by a grant from the Delaware Division of the Arts, a state agency, in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts. The Division promotes Delaware arts events on www.DelawareScene.com.

Oct
15
Sun
Art+Science Festival
Oct 15 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Join us for a family-friendly day of experimentation and creative play. Explore art and science activities hosted by area museums, local scientists, and artists. Meet live animals, become an art detective, watch science demonstrations, and more! The Art+Science Festival will also include a special presentation of “Travelling Science Show: Hot and Cold” by the Franklin Institute.

Partners

Delaware Center for Horticulture
Delaware Contemporary
Delaware Libraries
Delaware Museum of Natural History
Hagley Museum & Library
Longwood Gardens
Winterthur Museum, Garden, and Library
4Youth Productions

Sponsors

Sponsored by:

Sponsored by Incyte. Additional support was provided, in part, by a grant from the Delaware Division of the Arts, a state agency, in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts. The Division promotes Delaware arts events on www.DelawareScene.com.

 

Nov
2
Thu
Día de los Muertos Luminaria Labyrinth Walk
Nov 2 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Día de los Muertos Luminaria Labyrinth Walk

Celebrate Día de los Muertos—the traditional Mexican holiday honoring ancestors and friends who have passed—with a labyrinth walk in the Anthony N. Fusco Reservoir illuminated by tea lights. There is no fee for this program, but donations are accepted to help maintain the Museum’s Labyrinth.

Dec
17
Sun
Cartoon Christmas Trio with the Wilmington Children’s Chorus
Dec 17 @ 7:00 pm

Celebrate the holidays with the Cartoon Christmas Trio and the Wilmington Children’s Chorus! Since its inception in 1995 by bassist Rob Swanson, the trio’s focus has been music from classic Christmas cartoons, including the “Peanuts” soundtracks. The Cartoon Christmas Trio has played hundreds of shows with live appearances on NBC, ABC, and NPR. For this concert, they will be joined by the members of the Wilmington Children’s Chorus. Cash bar and light fare available.

Purchase tickets online or at the door (space permitting).

Dec
21
Thu
Winter Solstice Labyrinth Walk
Dec 21 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Winter Solstice Labyrinth Walk

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

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

Bring your family to the Museum over the holidays for festive art making and family-friendly celebration. Create a magical snow globe together in Kids’ Corner and find favorite works of art in the galleries.

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

Bring your family to the Museum over the holidays for festive art making and family-friendly celebration. Create a magical snow globe together in Kids’ Corner and find favorite works of art in the galleries.

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

Bring your family to the Museum over the holidays for festive art making and family-friendly celebration. Create a magical snow globe together in Kids’ Corner and find favorite works of art in the galleries.

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

Bring your family to the Museum over the holidays for festive art making and family-friendly celebration. Create a magical snow globe together in Kids’ Corner and find favorite works of art in the galleries.

Dec
31
Sun
Holiday Family Festivities
Dec 31 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Holiday Family Festivities

Bring your family to the Museum over the holidays for festive art making and family-friendly celebration. Create a magical snow globe together in Kids’ Corner and find favorite works of art in the galleries.

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

Visit the Delaware Art Museum and learn about local preschools and enrichment programs. Afterward, families are welcome to play in Kids’ Corner and explore the art galleries together. We’ll have free coffee, and children of all ages are welcome.

Participating Preschools & Organizations

Brandywine Buzz
Brandywine Valley Christian Preschool
Christ Church Episcopal Preschool
Help Me Grow/Delaware 211
Hockessin Montessori School
Hockessin UMC Early Learning Center
Montessori Learning Center
The Mother’s Space
Saint Edmond’s Academy
Sanford School
St. Ann School
St. Mary’s Preschool
St. Michael’s School & Nursery
The Tatnall School
Tower Hill School
Ursuline Academy
Wilmington Christian School
Wilmington Friends School
Wilmington Montessori School

Please note: Registration for schools is closed.

Jan
15
Mon
Martin Luther King, Jr., Day of Service
Jan 15 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
Martin Luther King, Jr., Day of Service

Celebrate the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., at the Delaware Art Museum in partnership with One Village Alliance and Raising Kings.

Join us:

  • Contribute to the collaborative mural of Martin Luther King, Jr. led by Terrance Vann
  • Donate a tie for young men and boys seeking career success
  • Stop into the Mentor Café where men and women from the community are available to discuss life and career goals with young attendees
  • Take a tour of African American artists at 11:00 a.m. or 1:00 p.m.
  • Lead yourself or your family on a self-guided tour of the African American artists and subjects currently on view at the Museum

This family friendly event is free of charge, however donations will be accepted. If you would like to engage in the National Day of Service by signing up to be a mentor or help young men learn to tie neckties, select “volunteer” under the registration tab.

Feb
24
Sat
Chinese New Year Celebration: The Year of the Dog
Feb 24 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
Chinese New Year Celebration: The Year of the Dog

Celebrate the 12th Annual Chinese New Year at the Delaware Art Museum! This celebration includes traditional Chinese art activities, artist demonstrations, a lion and folk dance, a Chinese yo-yo performance by the Chinese American Community Center Folk and Lion Dance Troupes and Yo-Yo Club, and a special performance by Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company entitled Red Firecrackers: The Legend of the First Chinese New Year. Artwork created by children from the Chinese School of Delaware to commemorate this holiday will be on view. This program is presented in conjunction with the Hanlin Chinese Culture Association. Free; donations accepted.

Mar
9
Fri
Eye on Nature: Andrew Wyeth and John Ruskin Members Preview
Mar 9 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Sycamore Tree, Study for Pennsylvania Landscape, 1941. Andrew Wyeth (1917–2009). Ink and watercolor, 29 3/4 x 39 3/8 inches. Delaware Art Museum, Gift of Mr. and Mrs. William E. Phelps, 1964. © 2018 Andrew Wyeth/Artists Rights Society (ARS), NEW YORK.

Members and their guests only

Celebrate the beauty of the world around us with the opening of Eye on Nature: Andrew Wyeth and John Ruskin. Join Members and their guests for an evening of relaxation featuring chair massages, live music, and spa-styled refreshments. Tours of the exhibition will be provided by Margaretta Frederick, Annette Woolard-Provine Curator of the Bancroft Collection at 6:30 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.

RSVP by March 2 at events@delart.org or 302.351.8506.

ABOUT THE EXHIBITION

Born almost exactly 100 years apart, the American painter Andrew Wyeth (1917–2009) and the British critic and amateur artist John Ruskin (1819–1900) shared a life-long obsession for the close observation and finely rendered imagery of the world around them. This exhibition places the work of Andrew Wyeth and John Ruskin together for the first time examining their varying approaches to interpreting the natural world.

Learn more.

Mar
20
Tue
Spring Equinox Labyrinth Walk – Cancelled
Mar 20 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Spring Equinox Labyrinth Walk - Cancelled

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.

Apr
7
Sat
Yoga in the Garden
Apr 7 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am
Yoga in the Garden

Join us again this spring and summer for yoga in the beautiful Copeland Sculpture Garden. Beginners, casual attendees, and families are welcome. Bring your own mat or borrow one of ours! Participants receive complimentary admission to the Museum. Healthy fare available in the Thronson Café following class.

July 21: All-level class led by rotating instructors
August 4: Family Yoga led by Petite Yogi
August 18: All-level class led by rotating instructors

Apr
8
Sun
Opening Reception for Kids’ Corner Family-in-Residence: The Silvermans
Apr 8 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Introducing the Museum’s third resident family, the Silvermans! Stephanie, Alexander, and Sophia (age 8) are Delawareans who are on a mission to activate each visitor’s creative potential by providing inspiring and accessible experiences with art in their Kids’ Corner installation, Creative Power!

Creative Power invites family visitors to imagine the possibilities and contribute their own artistic voice to a transforming interactive gallery space. Infinity mirrors, colorful stripes, kinetic sculptures, and a portrait gallery featuring influential artists and community members will empower visitors to experiment with ideas and create meaningful works of art. Throughout the installation, a variety of activities and a series of workshops led by the Silvermans will allow visitors to play with different art materials and explore the power of art.

Registration required. 

Join us on Sunday, April 22 from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. for a Family Workshop. Free.

Apr
21
Sat
Yoga in the Garden
Apr 21 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am
Yoga in the Garden

Join us again this spring and summer for yoga in the beautiful Copeland Sculpture Garden. Beginners, casual attendees, and families are welcome. Bring your own mat or borrow one of ours! Participants receive complimentary admission to the Museum. Healthy fare available in the Thronson Café following class.

July 21: All-level class led by rotating instructors
August 4: Family Yoga led by Petite Yogi
August 18: All-level class led by rotating instructors

Christina Cultural Arts Center presents Dance Place DC: What’s Going On
Apr 21 @ 4:00 pm
May
2
Wed
Dancing Monks of Assam – Performance at The Queen
May 2 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

The Dancing Monks perform Sattriya, a form of dance drama unique to their monastery in Northeast India. They dance to honor the god Vishnu in his flute-playing Krishna incarnation, narrating playful, sensuous, and fantastical episodes of his life as recounted in the ancient epics.

All ages. 

Sponsors

Founded in 2013, Headlong’s Incubated Artist program was created to provide fiscal sponsorship, along with financial management, communications and fundraising advice, subsidized rehearsal space, planning and strategic thinking to dance and theater artists who are women, trans and/or artist persons of color.

Original support for this project was provided to Madhusmita Bora by The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage, Philadelphia.

     

May
5
Sat
Yoga in the Garden
May 5 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am
Yoga in the Garden

Join us again this spring and summer for yoga in the beautiful Copeland Sculpture Garden. Beginners, casual attendees, and families are welcome. Bring your own mat or borrow one of ours! Participants receive complimentary admission to the Museum. Healthy fare available in the Thronson Café following class.

July 21: All-level class led by rotating instructors
August 4: Family Yoga led by Petite Yogi
August 18: All-level class led by rotating instructors

Dancing Monks of Assam – Day of Mindfulness
May 5 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Experience family yoga and meditation led by the Dancing Monks of Assam. From the monasteries in northeast India, the Dancing Monks perform Sattriya—a form of dance-drama cultivated as a way of worship in the monasteries of Assam. Learn more during this day of mindfulness by viewing a documentary and participating in a question and answer session.

All ages. 

Schedule

9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

Chanting Meditation
Location: Fusco Lobby or Chihuly Bridge

Movement (Yoga)
Location: Copeland Sculpture Garden (Thronson Rain site)

10:00  a.m. – 11:00 a.m. No programming

11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. & 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. 

Mask Making (Max. 25 people per session)
Location: Children’s Studio or Painting Studio

11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. & 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Makeup Workshop (drop in)
Location: Tent on North Terrace or East Court

1:00 p.m. – 1:45 p.m.

Chanting Meditation
Location: Thronson Meeting Room

Movement (Yoga)
Location: Copeland Sculpture Garden (no rain site)

2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Documentary with Q&A
Location: DuPont Auditorium

Sponsors

Founded in 2013, Headlong’s Incubated Artist program was created to provide fiscal sponsorship, along with financial management, communications and fundraising advice, subsidized rehearsal space, planning and strategic thinking to dance and theater artists who are women, trans and/or artist persons of color.

Original support for this project was provided to Madhusmita Bora by The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage, Philadelphia.

    

May
12
Sat
Mother’s Day Weekend Tea – Cancelled
May 12 @ 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Mother’s Day Weekend Tea - Cancelled

Sorry, this event has been cancelled.

Spend a special afternoon at the Museum with family and a magical garden-themed tea! Taste tiny treats while creating blossoming works of art together.

May
19
Sat
Yoga in the Garden
May 19 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am
Yoga in the Garden

Join us again this spring and summer for yoga in the beautiful Copeland Sculpture Garden. Beginners, casual attendees, and families are welcome. Bring your own mat or borrow one of ours! Participants receive complimentary admission to the Museum. Healthy fare available in the Thronson Café following class.

July 21: All-level class led by rotating instructors
August 4: Family Yoga led by Petite Yogi
August 18: All-level class led by rotating instructors

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

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

Performance Schedule

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

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

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

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

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

Partners & Sponsors

     

 

Jun
2
Sat
Yoga in the Garden
Jun 2 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am
Yoga in the Garden

Join us again this spring and summer for yoga in the beautiful Copeland Sculpture Garden. Beginners, casual attendees, and families are welcome. Bring your own mat or borrow one of ours! Participants receive complimentary admission to the Museum. Healthy fare available in the Thronson Café following class.

July 21: All-level class led by rotating instructors
August 4: Family Yoga led by Petite Yogi
August 18: All-level class led by rotating instructors

Jun
16
Sat
Yoga in the Garden
Jun 16 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am
Yoga in the Garden

Join us again this spring and summer for yoga in the beautiful Copeland Sculpture Garden. Beginners, casual attendees, and families are welcome. Bring your own mat or borrow one of ours! Participants receive complimentary admission to the Museum. Healthy fare available in the Thronson Café following class.

July 21: All-level class led by rotating instructors
August 4: Family Yoga led by Petite Yogi
August 18: All-level class led by rotating instructors

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

Slow down, settle your mind, and step into the tranquility of the Museum’s Labyrinth in the Anthony N. Fusco Reservoir. Visitors can enjoy a variety of seasonal walks throughout the year. Labyrinth programs are free, but donations are accepted to help maintain the Museum’s Labyrinth.

Jul
7
Sat
Yoga in the Garden
Jul 7 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am
Yoga in the Garden

Join us again this spring and summer for yoga in the beautiful Copeland Sculpture Garden. Beginners, casual attendees, and families are welcome. Bring your own mat or borrow one of ours! Participants receive complimentary admission to the Museum. Healthy fare available in the Thronson Café following class.

July 21: All-level class led by rotating instructors
August 4: Family Yoga led by Petite Yogi
August 18: All-level class led by rotating instructors

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

This event is SOLD OUT.

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

Jul
21
Sat
Yoga in the Garden
Jul 21 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am
Yoga in the Garden

Join us again this spring and summer for yoga in the beautiful Copeland Sculpture Garden. Beginners, casual attendees, and families are welcome. Bring your own mat or borrow one of ours! Participants receive complimentary admission to the Museum. Healthy fare available in the Thronson Café following class.

July 21: All-level class led by rotating instructors
August 4: Family Yoga led by Petite Yogi
August 18: All-level class led by rotating instructors

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

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

Not a Member? Join today!

Aug
4
Sat
Yoga in the Garden
Aug 4 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am
Yoga in the Garden

Join us again this spring and summer for yoga in the beautiful Copeland Sculpture Garden. Beginners, casual attendees, and families are welcome. Bring your own mat or borrow one of ours! Participants receive complimentary admission to the Museum. Healthy fare available in the Thronson Café following class.

July 21: All-level class led by rotating instructors
August 4: Family Yoga led by Petite Yogi
August 18: All-level class led by rotating instructors

Aug
18
Sat
Yoga in the Garden
Aug 18 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am
Yoga in the Garden

Join us again this spring and summer for yoga in the beautiful Copeland Sculpture Garden. Beginners, casual attendees, and families are welcome. Bring your own mat or borrow one of ours! Participants receive complimentary admission to the Museum. Healthy fare available in the Thronson Café following class.

July 21: All-level class led by rotating instructors
August 4: Family Yoga led by Petite Yogi
August 18: All-level class led by rotating instructors

Camping in the Sculpture Garden – Cancelled
Aug 18 @ 7:00 pm – Aug 19 @ 8:00 am
Camping in the Sculpture Garden - Cancelled

Sorry, this event has been cancelled.

Join us for art making at twilight, moonlit sculpture tours, and bedtime stories during the Museum’s first campout. Bring your tent* for camping under the stars, and greet the sun with early-bird yoga in the morning. This is a family event for children of all ages and their grownups.

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

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

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

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

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

Schedule of Events

11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

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

11:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.

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

1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

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

Sponsors

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

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

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

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

About the Exhibition

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

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

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

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

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

About the Exhibition

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

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

Oct
21
Sun
Creative Power Family Workshops
Oct 21 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm

Enjoy creative time and art making in Kids’ Corner with resident family, the Silvermans! Young visitors and their families will discover the power of art through art activities inspired by the Kids’ Corner installation.

Meet the Silvermans

Introducing the Museum’s third resident family, the Silvermans! Stephanie, Alexander, and Sophia (age 8) are Delawareans who are on a mission to activate each visitor’s creative potential by providing inspiring and accessible experiences with art in their Kids’ Corner installation, Creative Power!

Creative Power invites family visitors to imagine the possibilities and contribute their own artistic voice to a transforming interactive gallery space. Infinity mirrors, colorful stripes, kinetic sculptures, and a portrait gallery featuring influential artists and community members will empower visitors to experiment with ideas and create meaningful works of art.

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

Presented by Foster the Arts

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

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

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

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

About the Exhibition

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

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

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

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

In partnership with Hispanic American Association of Delaware

ADVISORY: 

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

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

AVISO:

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

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

Nov
2
Fri
Día de los Muertos Luminaria Labyrinth Walk – Cancelled
Nov 2 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Día de los Muertos Luminaria Labyrinth Walk - Cancelled

Due to inclement weather, this event has been cancelled.

In partnership with Hispanic American Association of Delaware

Celebrate Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) with a labyrinth walk illuminated by tea lights and traditional Day of the Dead activities. There is no fee for this program, but donations are accepted to help maintain the Museum’s Labyrinth. Family Friendly.

Nov
11
Sun
Artist Demonstrations
Nov 11 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Artist Demonstrations

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

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

About the Exhibition

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

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

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

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

Instructor: Sam Mylin

Early registration discount does not apply.

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

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

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

About the Exhibition

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

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

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

Sorry, this event is sold out.

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

ABOUT THE 2018 PERFORMANCE SERIES

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

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

Learn more.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

About the Exhibition

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

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

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

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

Click here for School Registration.

Participating preschools and organizations:

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

Additional preschools are still being added.

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

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

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

Performers:

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

Raising Kings 2019

Click on the links below to register for an event.

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

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

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

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

Raising Kings 2019

Click on the links below to register for an event.

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

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

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

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

Raising Kings 2019

Click on the links below to register for an event.

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

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

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

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

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

About the Exhibition

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

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

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

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

10:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Schedule of Events

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

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
16
Sat
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.

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
31
Fri
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

Jul
18
Thu
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
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.

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.

Sep
8
Sun
“Who Hears Twell Van Dunder” Family Opening
Sep 8 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Celebrate the newest interactive installation in Kids’ Corner! Families can meet the artists and explore this enchanting environment. Family Friendly.

We are excited to welcome back the Smiths as our 2019 – 2021 Family-in-Residence. “Who Hears Twell Van Dunder?” is a destination for kids and grownups that celebrates childhood and encourages us to play, imagine, and wonder-even after we have grown up.

Sep
21
Sat
Korean Festival
Sep 21 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm

Participate in a cultural exchange exploring both traditional and modern Korean culture and celebrating the Korean Thanksgiving, Chuseok. Enjoy Korean-inspired art activities, a photo booth, Korean snack sampling, TaeKwonDo demonstrations, hands-on activities, and much more. Artwork created by students from the Delaware Korean School will be on display and Korean food will be available for purchase. Recommended for all ages.

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

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SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Korean-inspired art activities, K-pop booth, singing booth, art display by students from the Delaware Korean School, Korean snack sampling, personalized Hangul script demonstrations, and photobooth with props and Korean traditional clothing

11:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.

AM Performance:  K-Pop Dance by HARU K-pop dance group, Arirang ensemble, music and dance performances by students from the Delaware Korean School, Korean traditional dance by Chong-mee Kim, Samgomu (Three drum dance) by Korean School of Southern New Jersey, and TaeKwonDo demonstrations by Tiger Kicks

1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

PM Performance:  Samul-nori percussion by Samkyoung Lee & Sungrae Cho, Gayageum Performance by Eunyoung Lee, String quartet by Philadelphia Korean Musicians Association (PKMA), Big Drum by Hyunjin Cha Drum, Korean food cooking demonstration, and trivia challenges

Sponsors

   

     Delaware Division of the Arts

Platinum: Delaware Art Musuem, Overseas Korean Foundation, Delaware Korean Association, Incorporating Services, Ltd., Tiger Kicks Taekwondo, Jin & Joshua Twilley, Jonathan & Young Park, James & Namyuk Yi

Gold: Chemours, GDWG Attorneys at Law

Silver: Zen Wellness Center, JCI Net International, Bear-Glasgow Dental, LLC., Kwang Sil & Young Hee Kim, Sung Ho Bae, Myunghee & Guido Geerts, Ted Moon & Sungmi Moon, Jimmy & Elena Chong, Grace Kwon & David Kubacki, Sofia F. Kim & Minchul F. Shin

Bronze: Sanghoon Kim, Chong & Young Kim, Unkyong & Todd Goldie, Vivian Suh Spahr, Joanne Yoo, Seonglan Kim Boyce, Clara Y. Lin, Seonyoung Park

 

Sep
23
Mon
Peace Week Delaware & Fall Equinox Labyrinth Walk
Sep 23 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Peace Week Delaware & Fall Equinox Labyrinth Walk

Participate in Peace Week Delaware with a walk through the Museum’s Labyrinth in the Anthony N. Fusco Reservoir. Free, donations accepted.

Nov
21
Thu
Connected: Duo Extreme
Nov 21 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Rhythms of the Caribbean

Enjoy the sounds of the Caribbean with a concert of new music and Calypso. Originating in Trinidad, Calypso combines clarinet, percussion, and steel pan to create distinctive tropical music. Arrive early and try the percussion instrument petting zoo.

Family Friendly

5:30 pm – Instrument Petting Zoo
6:00 pm – Performance with Q&A to follow

About the Connected Series

Connected is a new program series featuring events produced by the community, for the community. All events are free and open to the public. Learn more.
Dec
12
Thu
Connected: Beauty is… Reception & Exhibition
Dec 12 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Connected: Beauty is... Reception & Exhibition

Using the camera as a tool for creative expression, Stay Focused puts the student in control of the narrative, challenging them to view the spaces around them in new ways in order to share perspectives that are important to them. Founded and facilitated by photographer Shannon Woodloe, Stay Focused covers the history and core elements of photography, culminating in a theme-based photography project.

The project, “Beauty is…,” will be the students’ photographic responses to the marketing billboard for the Museum’s exhibition Posing Beauty in African American Culture, which poses the questions, “What is beauty?”

A reception and exhibit of student works will be held December 12, 2019 from 6 pm to 7:30 pm.

This Connected Series program is being offered in partnership with Serviam Girl’s Academy and Children and Families First’s Community Schools program at Bancroft Elementary School.

ABOUT THE CONNECTED SERIES

Connected is a new program series featuring events produced by the community, for the community. All events are free and open to the public. Learn more.
Dec
15
Sun
Performance: Cartoon Christmas Trio with special guest the Wilmington Children’s Chorus
Dec 15 @ 7:00 pm

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

ABOUT THE 2018 PERFORMANCE SERIES

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

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

Learn more.

Dec
21
Sat
Winter Solstice Labyrinth Walk
Dec 21 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Winter Solstice Labyrinth Walk

On the first day of winter, take a break from your holiday shopping with a peaceful afternoon labyrinth walk. Free, donations accepted.

Performance: Cartoon Christmas Trio with special guest the Tatnall Lower School Children’s Choir
Dec 21 @ 7:00 pm

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

ABOUT THE 2018 PERFORMANCE SERIES

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

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

Learn more.

Jan
20
Mon
Martin Luther King, Jr., Day of Service 2020
Jan 20 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
Martin Luther King, Jr., Day of Service 2020

Celebrate the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., through art and service in partnership with One Village Alliance and Raising Kings.

Portrait Photography
Monday, January 20 | 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

During the Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service, add your portrait to a wall of photographs of our community. To complement the exhibition Posing Beauty in African American Culture, we are filling a wall of our entryway with portraits of our community members. 100 frames will slowly fill with photographs of locals, to add dimension to the portraits in the special exhibition itself. We’d love to include your  portrait. Register to have your photograph taken by Joe McFetridge on  January 20. Participants will receive a digital and print copy once the photographs come off the walls in spring 2020. Free.

Feb
9
Sun
Family 2nd Sunday presents Chinese New Year Celebration: Year of the Rat
Feb 9 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Family 2nd Sunday presents Chinese New Year Celebration: Year of the Rat

Drop in for a full day of family-friendly programs. Free, suggested $10 donation. Family 2nd Sundays are sponsored by the Museum Council. 

10:00 a.m. Art Museum Babies. Ages 0–2.
11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Chinese New Year–inspired Art Activities.
11:30 a.m. Lion Dance and Folk Dance Troupes Perform.
12:00 p.m. and 2:00 p.m. Chinese Calligraphy and Dough Figuring.
1:30 p.m. Demonstration by CACC Yo-Yo Club followed by Feature Performance.

Mar
8
Sun
Community Preschool Fair
Mar 8 @ 10:00 am – 12:30 pm
Community Preschool Fair

Learn more about local preschools at the Museum’s Preschool Fair. Families are also invited to participate in Family 2nd Sunday and enjoy complimentary coffee. Children of all ages welcome. 

Participating Schools

  • Tower Hill
  • Tatnall School
  • Wilmington Friends School
  • Shirley’s Little Friends
  • The Independence School
  • University of Delaware
  • Christ Church Episcopal Preschool
  • St. Elizabeth School
  • Concordia Preschool
  • Ursuline Academy
  • Sanford School
  • All Saints Catholic School
  • Wilmington Montessori School
  • Western Family YMCA

*Additional preschools are still being added.

Family 2nd Sundays
Mar 8 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

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

Schedule

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

10:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Community Preschool Fair (All ages)
Learn more about local preschools at the Museum’s Preschool Fair and enjoy complimentary coffee.

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

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

PLEASE NOTE: There will be no Family 2nd Sunday on April 12, 2020.

Sponsor

Family 2nd Sundays are sponsored by the Museum Council.
Mar
20
Fri
Spring Equinox Labyrinth Walk – Cancelled
Mar 20 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Spring Equinox Labyrinth Walk - Cancelled

This event has been cancelled.

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.

Apr
1
Wed
Riverside Rhythm with Step Afrika! – Cancelled
Apr 1 @ 6:00 pm
Riverside Rhythm with Step Afrika! - Cancelled @ The Warehouse

This event has been cancelled.

The Delaware Art Museum welcomes Step Afrika! back to Wilmington with its newest production Drumfolk, inspired by the Stono Rebellion of 1739, explores this little-known event in American history that forever transformed African-American life and culture. When Africans lost the right to use their drums, their rhythms found their way into the body of the people, the Drumfolk.

Experience how the rhythm survived in Wilmington through performances by local groups culminating with a performance by Step Afrika! Followed by a Q & A with members of Step Afrika!, who include graduates of HBCU’s from across the nation. Come ask questions from young adults who were in your seats not to long ago! This event is being planned by the teens from Jack and Jill, Inc New Castle County Chapter and The Warehouse.

This event is designed for teens by teens. 

Jul
12
Sun
Family 2nd Sunday Art Kits
Jul 12 all-day
Family 2nd Sunday Art Kits

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

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

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