PROGRAMS & EVENTS

May
14
Wed
Annual Members Meeting
May 14 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Annual Members Meeting

 

All Delaware Art Museum Members are invited to join the Museum’s Board of Trustees for an informative presentation about the state of the Museum. A quorum of Membership must be present to elect new Trustees. Following the meeting, please stay and celebrate the Museum’s 2013 accomplishments with refreshments and a cash bar.

RSVP by contacting Whitney King at 302.351.8506 or events@delart.org by Monday, May 5.

May
20
Tue
Member Travel Opportunity: Grounds for Sculpture and Princeton, NJ
May 20 all-day
Member Travel Opportunity: Grounds for Sculpture and Princeton, NJ

Museum Members are invited to tour Grounds for Sculpture, a 42-acre sculpture garden and arboretum featuring 270 contemporary sculptures. Enjoy guided walking tours of museum galleries and fine dining at Rat’s Restaurant. After lunch, a guided motorcoach will tour historic sites in Princeton, NJ.

For more information, contact Barbara Osman at 4 Seasons Tours and Travel at 302.945.7700 or osmantours@aol.com.

Jul
11
Fri
Performance Now Members Preview Party
Jul 11 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Performance Now Members Preview Party

Members and their guests only.

Experience performance art at the start of the 21st century with this exciting preview event! Members and their guests are invited to enjoy live entertainment by JD3, a Wilmington based keyboard trio with deep roots in Philadelphia jazz; delicious tastings; and a special gallery talk by Curator RoseLee Goldberg at 6:30 p.m.

Jul
19
Sat
Member’s Ice Cream Party
Jul 19 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Member’s Ice Cream Party

Members only

Come for the ice cream, stay for the art! Meet your fellow Members over a bowl of Hockessin’s own Woodside Farm Creamery ice cream on the Museum’s North Terrace and enjoy a Docent-led tour of summer-themed art!

Sep
19
Fri
New! Distinguished Lecturers Series: Yoko Ono and Japanese Performance Artists with Dr. Midori Yoshimoto
Sep 19 @ 6:00 pm
New! Distinguished Lecturers Series: Yoko Ono and Japanese Performance Artists with Dr. Midori Yoshimoto

The Distinguished Lecturers Series invites noted scholars to discuss the rich layers of history and ideas underlying the Delaware Art Museum’s collections. In the early 1960s, Yoko Ono bridged the art worlds between New York and Tokyo, facilitating creative artistic exchange among artists of both worlds. This talk by Dr. Midori Yoshimoto will highlight the imaginative work of Yoko Ono during the 1960s. It will also lay out the brief history of avant-garde performance in Japan and introduce Ono’s contemporaries.

Oct
17
Fri
Brian Selznick Members Preview
Oct 17 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Brian Selznick Members Preview

Members and guests only

Join us for Delaware Art Museum’s family-friendly opening celebration for From Houdini to Hugo: The Art of Brian Selznick. Party guests will stroll back in time as the Museum is transformed into the grand concourse of a 20th-century Parisian train station inspired by Selznick’s award-winning children’s book, The Invention of Hugo Cabret.

Traditional station-style merchants such as a street performer, a fortune teller and flower shopkeeper will entertain. Refreshments reminiscent of a French café will be served. Sweet candy treats will be offered by Table at Brandywine. Enter a drawing to win travel for two by Amtrak from Wilmington to New York City.

Curator Mary Holahan will offer exhibition tours at 6:30 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. and Brian Selznick will be available for questions.

Memberships may be purchased at event.

RSVP at 302.351.8506 or events@delart.org.

Oct
23
Thu
New! Writers in Wilmington: Readings by Contemporary Authors
Oct 23 @ 7:30 pm

This exciting new series brings notable writers to the Museum from Delaware and beyond for enthralling readings of poetry, fiction, and creative non-fiction.

Jeanne Murray Walker

Thursday, October 23 | 7:30 p.m.

Join poet, memoirist, and playwright Jeanne Murray Walker for an engaging reading of selected poems. Walker is the author of eight volumes of poetry, including Helping the Morning: New and Selected Poems and A Deed to the Light. Her memoir, The Geography of Memory: A Pilgrimage through Alzheimer’s, tells the hair-raising, often funny story of the decade she and her sister cared for their mother. Walker is Professor of English at The University of Delaware, where she heads the Creative Writing Concentration.

JoAnn Balingit and Teresa Burns Murphy

Thursday, November 13 | 7:30 p.m.

JoAnn Balingit is Delaware’s Poet Laureate, appointed in May 2008 by Governor Ruth Ann Minner. She teaches poetry in schools, libraries, and community centers across the state and advocates for poets-in-the-schools programming. She is the author of Words for House Story, a collection of poems, and Your Heart and How It Works. Balingit is winner of the 2010 Global Filipino Literary Award and the Whitebird Chapbook Prize.

Teresa Burns Murphy is the author of a novel, The Secret to Flying. Her short fiction and poetry have been published in several literary journals and anthologies, including The Tower Journal. She won the 1996 WORDS: The Arkansas Literary Society Award for Fiction. Murphy was also a finalist for the 2006 Kate Braverman Short Story Prize and the 2009 Janice Farrell Poetry Prize.

Sponsors:

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

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Oct
30
Thu
New! Concerts on Kentmere: Pyxis Piano Quartet
Oct 30 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
New! Concerts on Kentmere: Pyxis Piano Quartet

To celebrate the first concert of their new season, the musicians—Meredith Amado, violin; Amy Leonard, viola; Jie Jin, cello; and Hiroko Yamazaki, piano—have created an exciting program blending romantic, modern, contemporary, and popular sounds, including Stravinsky’s Suite Italienne, Schumann’s Fairy Tales, Josef Suk’s Piano Quartet, and two powerful evocations of Argentine Tango by Astor Piazzola.

Tickets can be purchased online by clicking the “Tickets” button at the top of this page or by calling Alfredo Franco at 302.351.8509.

Nov
13
Thu
New! Writers in Wilmington: Readings by Contemporary Authors
Nov 13 @ 7:30 pm

This exciting new series brings notable writers to the Museum from Delaware and beyond for enthralling readings of poetry, fiction, and creative non-fiction.

Jeanne Murray Walker

Thursday, October 23 | 7:30 p.m.

Join poet, memoirist, and playwright Jeanne Murray Walker for an engaging reading of selected poems. Walker is the author of eight volumes of poetry, including Helping the Morning: New and Selected Poems and A Deed to the Light. Her memoir, The Geography of Memory: A Pilgrimage through Alzheimer’s, tells the hair-raising, often funny story of the decade she and her sister cared for their mother. Walker is Professor of English at The University of Delaware, where she heads the Creative Writing Concentration.

JoAnn Balingit and Teresa Burns Murphy

Thursday, November 13 | 7:30 p.m.

JoAnn Balingit is Delaware’s Poet Laureate, appointed in May 2008 by Governor Ruth Ann Minner. She teaches poetry in schools, libraries, and community centers across the state and advocates for poets-in-the-schools programming. She is the author of Words for House Story, a collection of poems, and Your Heart and How It Works. Balingit is winner of the 2010 Global Filipino Literary Award and the Whitebird Chapbook Prize.

Teresa Burns Murphy is the author of a novel, The Secret to Flying. Her short fiction and poetry have been published in several literary journals and anthologies, including The Tower Journal. She won the 1996 WORDS: The Arkansas Literary Society Award for Fiction. Murphy was also a finalist for the 2006 Kate Braverman Short Story Prize and the 2009 Janice Farrell Poetry Prize.

Sponsors:

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

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Nov
20
Thu
New! Concerts on Kentmere: Gudrun Bühler, Soprano
Nov 20 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

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One of the greatest living practitioners of German Lieder, Gudrun Bühler will perform songs by Hugo Wolf, Mozart, and selections from Arnold Schoenberg’s 1908 song cycle, The Book of the Hanging Gardens, based on poetry by Stefan George. George was profoundly influenced by the Pre-Raphaelites and translated the work of Dante Gabriel Rossetti into German. Bühler’s recital will conclude with Lullaby by British composer Cyril Scott, based on poetry by Christina Rossetti.

Tickets can be purchased online by clicking the “Tickets” button at the top of this page or by calling Alfredo Franco at 302.351.8509.

Mar
6
Fri
Dog Dogs Members Preview
Mar 6 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Members and their guests only

Celebrate the opening of Elliott Erwitt: Dog Dogs. Museum Members are invited to participate in a contest matching pets to their owners, and enjoy live music by Tony Mowen. Become “Best in Show” in our doggy photo booth and hoist a trophy, don the ribbon, and pose with our doggy props. 

Local animal awareness organizations will be on hand to provide adoption and welfare education. All guests will receive a “doggy bag” of goodies. A great time suitable for the entire family!*

Curator Heather Campbell Coyle will lead tours of the exhibition at 6:30 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.

Valet parking available.

RSVP at 302.351.8506. or events@delart.org.

***Please note this is an indoor event. Furry friends will not be allowed in the Museum.***

Partner organizations:
Camp Bow Wow
Concord Pet Food & Supplies
Delaware Humane Association
Faithful Friends
Paws for People

Delaware Today is a media sponsor.

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Mar
19
Thu
Dr. Joan Navarre, Associate Professor, University of Wisconsin
Mar 19 @ 7:00 pm

Joan NavarreFrom the moment of its publication in 1894, the English illustrated edition of Salomé by Oscar Wilde and Aubrey Beardsley has been controversial, with Beardsley bearing the brunt of the blame. Erotic details—openly portrayed—appeared to have nothing to do with Wilde’s words. For more than 100 years, critics have debated whether the compositions really illustrate the text. This lecture explores the publishing history of the Wilde-Beardsley collaboration and sheds light on the responses (often resentful) of various readers, including the original publishers.

About Distinguished Lecturers Series
This series invites noted scholars to discuss the rich layers of history and ideas underlying the Museum’s collections.

Apr
9
Thu
Barry Moser, Artist
Apr 9 @ 7:00 pm

Barry MoserOne of the greatest printmakers and illustrators of our age, Barry Moser will discuss the process of developing images to illustrate Oscar Wilde’s play, Salomé. Moser will be showing images of himself at work with his assistants and models, as well as recounting his in-depth research for the project. He will consider the issue of the typographic design of drama itself. Moser has also illustrated Moby Dick, Frankenstein, The Holy Bible: King James Version, and other major texts.

About Distinguished Lecturers Series
This series invites noted scholars to discuss the rich layers of history and ideas underlying the Museum’s collections.

Apr
23
Thu
Writers in Wilmington: Cristina Garcia
Apr 23 @ 7:00 pm

Cristina Garcia

Cristina Garcia is the author of seven novels, including: Dreaming in Cuban, The Agüero Sisters, and, most recently, the darkly comedic King of Cuba. One of the most acclaimed contemporary American novelists, García’s work has been nominated for a National Book Award and translated into 14 languages. She is the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship, a Whiting Writers’ Award, a Hodder Fellowship at Princeton University, and an NEA grant.

 

 

Jul
12
Sun
Members Ice Cream Social
Jul 12 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Members Ice Cream Social

Members Only

Join your fellow Museum Members for a relaxing afternoon of Woodside Farm Creamery ice cream on the Museum’s North Terrace. Kids and their families are invited to make ice cream-inspired art during Sunday Studio in the Bank of America Education Wing and a Docent-led tour will be available at 2:00 p.m.

Nov
6
Fri
Poetry in Beauty Members Preview
Nov 6 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Poetry in Beauty Members Preview

Members and their guests only

Step inside the romantic world of Poetry in Beauty: The Pre-Raphaelite Art of Marie Spartali Stillman. Members and their guests will enjoy the provocative works of chamber ensemble, Melomanie. Join the exhibition’s co-curators, noted London-based Pre-Raphaelite scholar Jan Marsh and Delaware Art Museum Curator Margaretta Frederick, for tours at 6:30 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.

RSVP by October 30 at events@delart.org or 302.351.8506.

Mar
4
Fri
Our America Members Preview
Mar 4 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

This festive party celebrates the diverse contribution of more than 70 leading modern and contemporary Latin American artists featured in Our America: The Latino Presence in American Art. The evening includes curator-led tours, live music by the Karen Rodriguez Latin Jazz Ensemble, and tastings from Wilmington-area restaurants specializing in Mexican, Puerto Rican, Cuban, and Dominican cuisine.

Vista Previa de Nuestra América para los miembros
Viernes 4 de marzo | 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Esta fiesta celebra la diversa contribución de los artistas latinoamericanos destacados en Nuestra América. La velada incluye excursiones dirigidas por el curador, música en vivo por el conjunto de jazz latino de Karen Rodríguez y degustaciones de restaurantes del área de Wilmington especializados en cocina mexicana, portorriqueña, cubana, y dominicana. La entrada es gratuita para los miembros, y tiene un costo de $20 para los invitados de los miembros y los no miembros.

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Jun
24
Fri
Edward Koren: The Capricious Line Members Preview
Jun 24 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Edward Koren: The Capricious Line  Members Preview

Members and their guests only

The Museum is hosting a casual version of New York society’s famed Black and White Ball to celebrate the opening of Edward Koren: The Capricious Line, an exhibition honoring the career of the renowned cartoonist, graphic satirist, and long-standing contributor to The New Yorker. Dress in your favorite black-and-white attire and enjoy a lively party that includes live music from the classic American songbook performed by The Rhythm Doctors and treats inspired by the Plaza’s original Black and White Ball menu.

RSVP to Heather Morrissey at 302.351.8526 or email hmorrissey@delart.org.

Oct
21
Fri
Truth & Vision: 21st Century Realism Members Preview
Oct 21 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Truth & Vision: 21st Century Realism  Members Preview

Members and their guests only

Truth & Vision: 21st Century Realism surveys the state of realistic painting at the start of the 21st century. Live music will set the mood for Members and their guests as they tour the exhibition and sample hors d’oeuvres. Join Margaret Winslow, Curator of Contemporary Art, for tours at 6:30 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.

RSVP by October 14 at events@delart.org or 302.351.8506.

May
10
Thu
Annual Members Meeting
May 10 @ 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 3.

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.