PROGRAMS & EVENTS

Jun
8
Sun
Gallery Talks
Jun 8 @ 1:00 pm
Gallery Talks

Artists from the exhibition Transitions: The Brandywine Photo Collective will discuss their work at these exciting gallery talks.

Jul
13
Sun
Gallery Talks
Jul 13 @ 1:00 pm
Gallery Talks

Artists from the exhibition Transitions: The Brandywine Photo Collective will discuss their work at these exciting gallery talks.

Aug
3
Sun
Gallery Talks
Aug 3 @ 1:00 pm
Gallery Talks

Artists from the exhibition Transitions: The Brandywine Photo Collective will discuss their work at these exciting gallery talks.

Dec
13
Sat
Holiday House Tour & Winter Arts Festival
Dec 13 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Barns will be open from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.  The Museum will be open from 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. (The Museum will have FREE admission.)

The Holiday House Tour is back! After a brief hiatus in 2013, this beloved Delaware Art Museum Council event returns for its 29th season.

This year’s Tour will focus on five historic Brandywine Valley barns bedecked for the holiday season and spectacular artisan shopping at the Museum on BOTH Friday night, as part of the Museum’s Art is After Dark program, and during Tour day.

Tickets are $30 in advance or $35 the day of the Tour. Tickets will be available by credit card online or at the Delaware Art Museum, Janssen’s Market, Everything But The Kitchen Sink, Minster’s Jeweler’s in Newark, Apropos, and Old Country Gardens. Online ticket sales will be available until December 11. Those who purchase their tickets on or before November 28 will receive the printed guide in the mail; all tickets purchased after this date will need to be picked up at the Museum during regular hours or on Tour day. Each Holiday House Tour ticket will include one holiday raffle ticket. Prizes will be drawn at 3:30 p.m in the Museum. You do not need to be present to win.

Artisans

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Tour highlights

The Tour includes barns within short driving distance from one another. Three barns are historic properties that have been fully renovated with modern amenities while keeping many of the original features in tact. One barn is new construction. All but one are heated. The barns are not wheelchair or walker friendly. Featured barns include:

  • A stylish guest-house barn built in the 1790s
  • An imaginative “entertainment” barn built in 1821
  • A newly built “green” barn with a western flair
  • A rustic 1870 barn made of original wood and Wilmington Blue Rock

Entertainment & Shopping

  • 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Enjoy free samples of holiday sweets from Trader Joe’s
  • 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. UD Master Players Concert Series Young Ambassador (Ms. Gabriella Stout)
  • 12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. The Cathedral Choir of Delaware
  • 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Cab Calloway Middle School Choir
  • 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Cab Calloway Jazz Choir

Winter Arts Festival shopping available on Friday, December 12 from 6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. during Art is After Dark and on Saturday, December 13 from 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Visitors are also encouraged to shop in the Museum Store. From December 17 through December 24, all Museum Members receive a 20% discount in the Store (regulardiscount for Museum Members is 10%).

Funds raised from the 2014 Holiday House Tour will support the Delaware Art Museum’s Education Department and its implementation of STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, math) initiatives, which will explore the link between science and art.

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Jun
10
Wed
Dream Streets Creative Chat
Jun 10 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Hosted by Wilmington Renaissance Corporation, this Creative Chat will feature Margaret Winslow, the Delaware Art Museum’s Associate Curator for Contemporary Art, who will present an overview of the history that informed the exhibition Dream Streets: Art in Wilmington 1970–1990.

The presentation will be followed by a moderated conversation between Michael Kalmbach, Executive Director, Creative Vision Factory; and artist Rick Rothrock about the motivations behind the founding of the Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts and the New Wilmington Art Association.

Networking and light fare: 5:30 pm – 6:00 p.m.
Presentation: 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Creative Chats are free and open to the public. Light fare and drinks provided. Cash bar. Free registration is required by June 5. Space is limited. Click here to register

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Jun
26
Fri
Dream Streets Preview Party
Jun 26 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Celebrate the first weekend of summer and the opening of Dream Streets: Art in Wilmington 1970–1990! Guests will sample delicious tastings from popular restaurants that emerged in Wilmington in the 1970s and 1980s, as well as newer establishments. Live music will be provided by Sin City Band, which was formed in 1974, and the recently formed indie band Teen Men.

Tastings courtesy of:

Walter’s Steakhouse
Buckley’s Tavern
Bistro Jacques
8th & Union Kitchen

RSVP by June 19 at events@delart.org or 302.351.8506.

Due to construction in the area, parking may be limited. Parking attendants will be on hand for the event. Please follow detour signs.

Print

Dream Streets Catalogue on sale now!

A comprehensive catalogue for the exhibition brings together key artists, historians, and writers—Joyce Brabner, Dr. James E. Newton, and Rick Rothrock, among others—to document Wilmington’s creative community during the 1970s and 1980s. Paperback, 100 Pages. 

MUSEUM MEMBERS – Call the Museum Store to reserve your copy of the Dream Streets catalogue. Your reserved copy will be available at the Preview Party.  Members receive a 10% off the $36.00 cover price. It is also available for purchase online.

 

Jul
11
Sat
Clay Printing with Mitch Lyons
Jul 11 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
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Untitled, c. 1980s. Mitch Lyons (born 1938). Clay monoprint, 27 x 25 inches. Delaware Art Museum, Gift of the artist, 2012. © Mitch Lyons.

Guest artist Mitch Lyons will demonstrate this unique art form that combines printmaking with ceramic techniques using colored clay and slips. Get ready to use clay in a very different way! This workshop is presented in conjunction with the exhibition Dream Streets: Art in Wilmington 1970–1990. Mitch Lyons’ work will also be on display in the show.

All supplies provided. All levels. Preregistration required.

For more Studio Art Workshops and classes, click here.

Jul
18
Sat
Dreamstreets: A Literary Reading
Jul 18 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Dreamstreets was the seminal arts and literary journal of Wilmington from 1977 to 2001, publishing experimental poetry, fiction, and artwork by Bob Chartowich, John Hickey, Suzanne Michelle, Lew Bennett, Diane Wolf, e. jean lanyon, Steven Leech, and many others. This reading will feature several of the original Dreamstreets authors as well as Wilmington’s newest literary stars.  The Museum partnered with Steven Leech and local writer and artists to release the 51st issue of this groundbreaking publication. Click here to download.

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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Jul
23
Thu
Wilmington Film Festival with Geo. Stewart
Jul 23 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Wilmington Film Festival with Geo. Stewart

Film was an important area of experimentation for Wilmington artists of the 1970s and 1980s. Hosted by noted Wilmington filmmaker Geo. Stewart, this one-night festival will screen classics of Wilmington avant-garde cinema, including Flash Rosenburg’s legendary Pulse of Desire, Courage by Mark Marquisee and Jerry Millstein, and Stewart’s own Thoth, which will feature live musical accompaniment by Paul Woznicki.

Sep
17
Thu
Wilmington Artists Gallery Talks
Sep 17 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Wilmington Artists Gallery Talks

Discover the creative energy and trends of Wilmington’s artistic community during the 1970s and 1980s with gallery talks led by artists featured in Dream Streets: Art in Wilmington 1970–1990.

September 17: Abstraction in Delaware with Margo Allman, Mitch Lyons, and Dr. James E. Newton

Sep
18
Fri
Art is Social: Dream Streets Festival
Sep 18 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

This after-hours event celebrates the last weeks of the exhibition Dream Streets: Art in Wilmington 1970–1990 and Delaware’s hip hop culture. Join us for an indoor/outdoor festival featuring throwback hip-hop and breakdancing performances by Street Xpressions Arts Organization, Inc. Plus, enjoy music, tasty libations, fashion and food, live painting demos, and more!

JE (Jim) Calle, Break Dancing, July 1984. Courtesy of the Delaware Historical Society and The News Journal.

Hip hop historian, MC, and DJ Gentle Jones explains, “Delaware’s hip hop roots stretch back to the beginning of the art form. As early as the 1970s, Wilmingtonians would uprock to breakbeats played on Mount Pleasant’s 91.7 FM radio station courtesy of DJ Spoon. In the 1980s, locals known as Zim-Zam and Godfather, amongst others, laid the groundwork for Delaware MCs and DJs to feature their work on vinyl records. Artists from Delaware’s Golden Age of hip hop, including Disco Beave, Twin A & Twin B, Grand G, Cage One, Intellectuals of Rhyme, and many more, are immortalized on records.”

Event Highlights

  • Live painting demonstrations by Terrance Vann
  • Hip hop, soul, and house music by DJ Scarfo
  • Hip Hop Soul artist Richard Raw
  • Hip Hop Spoken Word with India Sage
  • Hip Hop Funk artist Tracey Quake
  • Gallery tour by Dream Streets artist and photographer Carson Zullinger (7:30pm)
  • Over 10 food trucks from Rolling Revolution

**Food trucks will arrive at 5:00 p.m. Doors open and performances begin at 6:00 p.m. Parking is limited. Guests are encouraged to bring blankets and chair and relax in the Museum’s Copeland Sculpture Garden during the event.

**There is no Museum admission during the Dream Streets Festival and all galleries will be open and performances run from 6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. Rain or shine.

Rolling Revolution 

Java Puppy – Mobile Espresso Cafe
Kapow Food Truck – Blending Thai, Korean, & Hawaiian
I Don’t Give a Fork! – Sandwiches, Burgers, and Fries
The Plum Pit – Blending Latin, Caribbean, and Soul Food
Mama Mia Food Truck – Italian Cuisine
The Brunch Box – Sandwiches, including Vegan Items
Koi on the Go – Gourmet Asian-Fusion Food
Cajun-Sno – New Orleans Style Snoballs
Mojo Loco – Eclectic, mobile street food
Wildwich – Gourmet Sandwiches
Passionista Fashion Truck – Boutique on Wheels

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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.

Nov
7
Sat
Talk and Tea with Dr. Jan Marsh
Nov 7 @ 1:00 pm
Talk and Tea with Dr. Jan Marsh

Marie Spartali Stillman: Degrees of Separation from Julia Margaret Cameron to Virginia Woolf

Enjoy a cup of tea and pastries, along with an exclusive talk with Dr. Jan Marsh, noted Pre-Raphaelite scholar and co-curator of the exhibition Poetry in Beauty: The Pre-Raphaelite Art of Marie Spartali Stillman. Marsh will speak on Marie Spartali Stillman’s life and work in relation to the artistic and literary culture of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Marsh is currently working on the Late Victorian Catalogue at the National Portrait Gallery in London. She has published on a broad spectrum of Pre-Raphaelite art, including Pre-Raphaelite Sisterhood, Women Artists and the Pre-Raphaelite Movement, and Dante Gabriel Rossetti: Painter and Poet.

Admission, tea, and pastries included.

Dec
20
Sun
Slow Art Tours: Poetry in Beauty
Dec 20 @ 1:30 pm
Slow Art Tours: Poetry in Beauty

Visitors are invited to deeply engage with the work in Poetry in Beauty: The Pre-Raphaelite Art of Marie Spartali Stillman during a Slow Art Tour. Slow Art Tours encourage people to look at art slowly—and thereby experience it in a new way. Visitors are invited to explore three speakers’ different perspectives on Stillman’s work through viewing and discussing a single or small number of works of art.

December 20: Dante at Verona with Margaretta Frederick, Chief Curator, and Annette Woolard-Provine Curator of the Bancroft Collection

January 17: The Enchanted Garden of Messer Ansaldo with Marina Della Putta Johnston, Assistant Director of the Center for Italian Studies at University of Pennsylvania

Jan
14
Thu
Poetry in Beauty Curator Gallery Talks
Jan 14 @ 6:30 pm
Poetry in Beauty Curator Gallery Talks

Led by Museum Curator Margaretta Frederick, these informal talks explore the life and art of Marie Spartali Stillman in the special exhibition Poetry in Beauty: The Pre-Raphaelite Art of Marie Spartali Stillman.

Jan
17
Sun
Slow Art Tours: Poetry in Beauty
Jan 17 @ 1:30 pm
Slow Art Tours: Poetry in Beauty

Visitors are invited to deeply engage with the work in Poetry in Beauty: The Pre-Raphaelite Art of Marie Spartali Stillman during a Slow Art Tour. Slow Art Tours encourage people to look at art slowly—and thereby experience it in a new way. Visitors are invited to explore three speakers’ different perspectives on Stillman’s work through viewing and discussing a single or small number of works of art.

December 20: Dante at Verona with Margaretta Frederick, Chief Curator, and Annette Woolard-Provine Curator of the Bancroft Collection

January 17: The Enchanted Garden of Messer Ansaldo with Marina Della Putta Johnston, Assistant Director of the Center for Italian Studies at University of Pennsylvania

Jan
21
Thu
The Image of a Woman Artist: Julia Margaret Cameron’s Photographs of Marie Spartali Stillman
Jan 21 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
The Image of a Woman Artist: Julia Margaret Cameron’s Photographs of Marie Spartali Stillman

Snow Date: January 28, 2016

In the 1860s, Marie Spartali Stillman was a popular model for Dante Gabriel Rossetti and other Pre-Raphaelite painters. When Spartali posed for photographer Julia Margaret Cameron in 1868, she was just beginning to receive public recognition as a painter in her own right. Joanne Lukitsh, Massachusetts College of Art and Design Professor of the History of Art, will examine Cameron’s photographs of Spartali as a young female artist of the Victorian period.

 

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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Mar
17
Thu
¡Bailamos! Latin Dance Series with Take the Lead Dance Studio
Mar 17 @ 6:00 pm – 7:45 pm
¡Bailamos! Latin Dance Series with Take the Lead Dance Studio

Session 1: 6:00 p.m. – 6:45 p.m.
Session 2: 7:00 p.m. – 7:45 p.m.

Learn how to shake and move those hips! Each month, drop in and learn the basics of a new Latin dance style with Take the Lead Dance Studio. Attend one session to get your feet wet or attend both and polish your moves. All experience levels and teens welcome.

Open sessions; registration not required. 

March 17:  Salsa
April 21:  Merengue and Bachata
May 19:  Mambo and Cha Cha

¡Bailamos! Ciclo de baile latino con el estudio de danza Take the Lead
Tercer jueves del mes: 17 Marzo, 21 de abril y 19 de mayo
Sesión 1: 6:00 p.m. – 6:45 p.m., Sesión 2: 7:00 p.m. – 7:45 p.m.
Venga a aprender los pasos básicos del baile latino con el estudio de danza Take the Lead. Son bienvenidos todos los niveles de experiencia y también adolescentes. Sesiones abiertas, no es necesario registrarse. Gratuito para los miembros, $3 para los no miembros.

17 de marzo: Salsa
21 de abril: Merengue y Bachata
19 de mayo: Mambo y Cha Cha Chá

Mar
31
Thu
My America, My Journey
Mar 31 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
My America, My Journey

Join us for a powerful storytelling performance by migrants in Delaware. Storytellers will share their experiences of migration, family, community, identity, culture, and more. Their journeys and voices will inspire you and capture your heart.

Featuring Laura Adarve, Iz Balleto, Maria Cabrera, LaLo, India Saria Colon, Mario Corea, Johanna Reinert, and Vanesa Simon.

Produced by Delaware Art Museum. Directed by Danny Peak. Music directed by Jonathan Whitney.

Mi América, Mi Trayecto
Jueves 31 de marzo | 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Únase a nosotros para esta poderosa interpretación de narraciones por los inmigrantes en Delaware. Los narradores compartirán sus experiencias de migración, familia, comunidad, identidad y cultura. Sus viajes y sus voces les inspirarán y tocarán su corazón. Entrada Gratuita.

Apr
7
Thu
Film Screening: Inocente (2012)
Apr 7 @ 6:15 pm

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Screening: 6:15 pm (42 minutes)

This documentary film from Shine Global chronicles Inocente, an irresistibly likeable young girl who has overcome poverty, undocumented status, and homelessness to win widespread recognition for her whimsical, colorful artworks. Enjoy complimentary popcorn and discussion with co-founder and Executive Director of Shine Global Susan MacLaury. Come early and participate in an art project inspired by the film lead by Avon Grove Charter School Interns.

Additional food and beverage available for purchase in the Thronson Café. Recommended for ages 13+ and adults.

Proyección de la película: Inocente (2012)
Jueves 7 de abril | 6:15 p.m. (42 minutos)
Este documental de Shine Global, narra la historia de Inocente, una simpática jovencita que ha superado la pobreza, la condición de ser indocumentada y el desamparo, para ganar un reconocimiento general por sus fantásticas y coloridas obras de arte. Disfrute de palomitas de maíz de cortesía y del conversatorio con la cofundadora y directora ejecutiva de Shine Global, Susan MacLaury. Comidas y bebidas adicionales estarán disponibles para la compra en el Thronson Café. Recomendado para mayores de 13 años y adultos. Miembros gratis. $3 No miembros.

 

Apr
9
Sat
Our America Día de la Familia
Apr 9 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm

mbm-web-2Join us for a family-friendly celebration of Latino art and culture! Families are invited to build a collaborative ofrenda (offering), make art that tells their family’s story, watch performances by visiting artists, and take a mini family tour of the exhibition Our America.  Music and dance performances of Mexico Beyond Mariachi will take place at 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.

Día de la Familia Nuestra América
Sábado 9 de abril | 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
¡Únase a nosotros para una celebración familiar del arte y la cultura latina! Las familias están invitadas a elaborar una ofrenda de colaboración, hacer arte que cuente la historia de su familia, ver las actuaciones de los artistas visitantes y realizar una mini visita familiar de la exposición Nuestra América. Gratis.

 

Apr
10
Sun
Museum Council Book Sale
Apr 10 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Museum Council Book Sale

The Museum Council’s popular Book Sale is back! The sale will include over 5,000 books on subjects such as photography, history and biography, American and European art, decorative arts, cookbooks, and hundreds of art periodicals. Collectible books with beautiful publisher’s bindings will also be featured. All Book Sale proceeds will benefit the Museum’s Helen Farr Sloan Library & Archives Acquisitions Fund.

The 2016 Book Sale will feature a “What’s it Worth?” booth with Sandra Riper from Sunset Hill Jewelers and Thomas Macaluso from Thomas Macaluso Rare & Fine Books. For a modest donation, Sandra and Thomas will be available to evaluate jewelry and books. The “What’s it Worth?” donation is $15 for Museum Members and $20 for Non-Members to have two items evaluated (books and jewelry only, please).

OperaDelaware brings literature to life during the Museum Council’s Annual Book Sale! This special “pop-up” performance features works from this spring’s OperaDelaware Festival focused on Shakespeare’s Hamlet and Falstaff, as well as other favorite stories. Drop in on the half hour between 11:30 a.m. – 2:45 p.m. for a 15-minute performance in Fusco Hall.

 

Disclaimer:

Please be aware that appraisers will provide verbal auction estimates only during this event. Experts offer complimentary fair market evaluations of your property, which represent recent values achieved at auction for similar goods. Event participants are welcome to take notes, but as they are on-the spot evaluations, no written, formal appraisal documents will be provided and the estimates given are not suitable for insurance policies, taxes or other official uses. Estimates and descriptions are subject to change upon further examination and verification of the property. Any appraisal, estimate, or other statement by appraisers with respect to the value, description or potential selling price of property is a statement of opinion only; appraisers makes no representations or warranties of any kind in providing such opinion and will not be responsible to you for any errors or omissions.

Apr
21
Thu
¡Bailamos! Latin Dance Series with Take the Lead Dance Studio
Apr 21 @ 6:00 pm – 7:45 pm
¡Bailamos! Latin Dance Series with Take the Lead Dance Studio

Session 1: 6:00 p.m. – 6:45 p.m.
Session 2: 7:00 p.m. – 7:45 p.m.

Learn how to shake and move those hips! Each month, drop in and learn the basics of a new Latin dance style with Take the Lead Dance Studio. Attend one session to get your feet wet or attend both and polish your moves. All experience levels and teens welcome.

Open sessions; registration not required. 

March 17:  Salsa
April 21:  Merengue and Bachata
May 19:  Mambo and Cha Cha

¡Bailamos! Ciclo de baile latino con el estudio de danza Take the Lead
Tercer jueves del mes: 17 Marzo, 21 de abril y 19 de mayo
Sesión 1: 6:00 p.m. – 6:45 p.m., Sesión 2: 7:00 p.m. – 7:45 p.m.
Venga a aprender los pasos básicos del baile latino con el estudio de danza Take the Lead. Son bienvenidos todos los niveles de experiencia y también adolescentes. Sesiones abiertas, no es necesario registrarse. Gratuito para los miembros, $3 para los no miembros.

17 de marzo: Salsa
21 de abril: Merengue y Bachata
19 de mayo: Mambo y Cha Cha Chá

Apr
23
Sat
Kids’ Corner Family Workshops: Kaleidoscope Cove
Apr 23 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

IMG_9127_lowresThe Volta family, our Family-in-Residence, is installing Kaleidoscope Cove in Kids’ Corner now through the end of April and families are invited to participate in the creation process! Kaleidoscope Cove is an interactive installation that explores Howard Pyle’s work through a kaleidoscopic lens. The temporary installation will feature a cascading paper garland waterfall and curtain of paper gold coins, a kid-sized geometric cove, and details of Pyle’s work patterned on the walls. Drop-in on select Saturdays in April for a series of Family Workshops and contribute to this interactive work of art! Free.

April 23: Polyhedron Gems and Jewels

Apr
29
Fri
Noche de Carnaval
Apr 29 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

This after-hours Night Carnival is inspired by the exhibition Our America: The Latino Presence in American Art and celebrates the diversity and fusion of Latin American culture within the city of Wilmington.

**Galleries will be open and performances will run from 6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. Rain or shine. Weather permitting, Noche de Carnaval performances will take place in the Museum’s Copeland Sculpture Garden.**

Purchase your tickets early to avoid check in lines. Click the “ticket” button at the top of this page.

About the Performers

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INTIKANA is an artist, educator, and filmmaker. He has been featured on VH1 and toured across the United States, Canada, Cuba, Borikén (Puerto Rico), Costa Rica, Guatemala, Ecuador, Peru, Colombia, Tanzania, and Uganda, East Africa while sharing the stage with artists such as KRS-One, Immortal Technique, Jay Electronica, Raekwon, Afrika Bambaataa, Talib Kweli, Lupe Fiasco, The Last Poets, Dead Prez, and more. Intikana is also the recipient of The Bronx Council On The Arts’ BRIO (Bronx Recognizes Its Own) award for Excellence in Performing Arts. As a youth mentor and teaching artist, Intikana has spoken at hundreds of universities/colleges, high schools, elementary/middle schools, community centers, group homes, shelters, and prison facilities. He has worked with countless community organizations to provide innovative educational opportunities for youth through hip hop and social/cultural awareness.

DJ Perly is a female Puerto Rican Russian DJ who plays hip hop, Breaks, House music, and practices the art of turntablism with a passion. She has competed in The NYC DMC DJ Battles and is currently a 3x Freestyle Mondays DJ Battle Champion. DJ Perly is also a current member of the first Latino rocking crew, The Bronx Boys / Bronx Girls Rocking Crew, and also works with local artists who share the same love and passion for all things music.

DJ Soul Buck aka Mr. Street Sickness spins at various locations in Philadelphia such as Trocadero, The Khyber, and many more. He has taken his talents around the United States and recently Canada as a tour DJ for Digable Planets. You will be entertained when you’re listening to Mr. Street Sickness’ love for craft on the 1’s and 2′s! He will be playing Latin American-infused tunes you can dance to during Noche de Carnaval.

NENE ALI is a young spoken word poet and has a passion for the healing power of words and the ability to deliver mind-blowing performances. Nene has become a headline artist and performed at many venues throughout the northeast and midwestern United States. She captures her audience with a certain magical force all her own. The youngest recipient of Miami Heat Dwayne Wade “Keeper of the Village Award” and “Nelson Mandela Community Activist Award” Nene’s activism is attached to her art. After each performance she gets nothing less than a standing ovation and walks away with the inspiration to continue to make this world a better place! Nene recently performed as part of the Young Roots Performance Series at Hostos Center for the Arts & Culture (co-produced with Pepatian, October 2015) with poet Caridad De La Luz/La Bruja.

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Orquesta Salsabor From Delaware is a Latin salsa band from Wilmington, DE and will be representing the pride of Latin people and keeping the tradition of Latin music alive in the city. What originally started as a family band has expanded to unite musicians and singers from the Delaware Valley and Philadelphia area. The freedom of expressing and playing the salsa hits of Tito Nieves, Frankie Ruiz, Luis Enrique, Victor Manuel, Marc Anthony, and many others brings fresh flavor to the local scene. Enjoy a sizzling flavor and a bit of swing to Latin music with a groove that will keep your feet moving!
Band members:

Jesus Manuel Colon – Director/Pianist
Director Junito Rivera – Co-Director/Bass/Coro
Rolando Rivera – Cuatro/Coro
Celso Rivera III – Bongo
Jose Rivas – Congas
Ray Noel – Timbales
Lucas Ramos – Vocal
Lucas Xiomar Ramos – Vocal
Dave Murray – Trumpet
Sean McKussker – Trombone
Kevin Mcalley – Trombone

 

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May
7
Sat
Kids’ Corner Grand Opening: Kaleidoscope Cove
May 7 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

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Join us for a grand opening of Kaleidoscope Cove, an interactive installation designed by our Family-in-Residence, the Voltas! Kaleidoscope Cove explores Howard Pyle’s work through a kaleidoscopic lens. The temporary installation features a cascading paper garland waterfall and curtain of paper gold coins, a kid-sized geometric cove, and details of Pyle’s work patterned on the walls. Drop-in on May 7 to meet the artists, make kaleidoscopes, and explore the space!

Refreshments will be served. Registration required.

May
19
Thu
¡Bailamos! Latin Dance Series with Take the Lead Dance Studio
May 19 @ 6:00 pm – 7:45 pm
¡Bailamos! Latin Dance Series with Take the Lead Dance Studio

Session 1: 6:00 p.m. – 6:45 p.m.
Session 2: 7:00 p.m. – 7:45 p.m.

Learn how to shake and move those hips! Each month, drop in and learn the basics of a new Latin dance style with Take the Lead Dance Studio. Attend one session to get your feet wet or attend both and polish your moves. All experience levels and teens welcome.

Open sessions; registration not required. 

March 17:  Salsa
April 21:  Merengue and Bachata
May 19:  Mambo and Cha Cha

¡Bailamos! Ciclo de baile latino con el estudio de danza Take the Lead
Tercer jueves del mes: 17 Marzo, 21 de abril y 19 de mayo
Sesión 1: 6:00 p.m. – 6:45 p.m., Sesión 2: 7:00 p.m. – 7:45 p.m.
Venga a aprender los pasos básicos del baile latino con el estudio de danza Take the Lead. Son bienvenidos todos los niveles de experiencia y también adolescentes. Sesiones abiertas, no es necesario registrarse. Gratuito para los miembros, $3 para los no miembros.

17 de marzo: Salsa
21 de abril: Merengue y Bachata
19 de mayo: Mambo y Cha Cha Chá