PROGRAMS & EVENTS

Jun
25
Sun
Connected: A Day of Women’s Performances
Jun 25 @ 10:30 am – 4:00 pm
Connected: A Day of Women’s Performances

Presented by the Regional Center for Women in the Arts

Join the Regional Center for Women in the Arts in celebrating the performances of local women artists with live poetry, a one-act play, and a contemporary dance performances. A detailed schedule is available online. Participants are invited to stay for an afternoon reception with light refreshments and snacks.

Featured Artists

Pieces of a Dream, Inc. Executive and Artistic Director Ashley K. Davis
Poets Kristine Ervin, Cathleen Cohen, and Brigette Goutal
Screenwriter Susan Cain McQuilkin & Director Susan Beth Lehman

Schedule

10:30 am  Poetry Readings
11:40 am – Dance Performance I
1:10 pm – Dance Performance II
1:30 pm – Stage Play Reading
2:30 pm – Dance Performance III
3:00 pm – 4:00 pm – Reception – Light refreshments and snacks available

CONNECTED SERIES

Connected programs are produced by the community, for the community. All events are free and open to the public. Click here for more information.

Jun
27
Tue
Using Improv Comedy in the Classroom
Jun 27 @ 9:00 am – 4:30 pm
Using Improv Comedy in the Classroom

This workshop will introduce participants to games improv actors use to develop their ability to respond authentically to other actors and prompts in the moment. Learn how improvisational games and exercises can help your students become more engaged in classroom discussion, think out of the box when problem solving, improve concentration, channel energy and become more willing to take risks. Participants will receive 6.5 credit hours for this workshop.

To Register: Call Delaware Teacher Center 302.736.6723.  A $40 deposit is required to register for this workshop. The deposit will be returned at the workshop. This workshop is offered in partnership with Delaware Institute for the Arts in Education, Delaware Art Museum, Delaware Division of the Arts. Questions? Contact jwwdiae@udel.edu.

Jul
13
Thu
Museum Council Open House
Jul 13 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

If you LOVE art, share our PASSION for learning, and VALUE a vibrant art scene in our community, please join us for this fun gathering with wine & appetizers and an EXCLUSIVE tour of the Museum collection with Margaret Winslow, Curator of Contemporary Art.

The Museum Council is a passionate group of volunteers dedicated to raising awareness and funds for the Delaware Art Museum through a variety of special events, cultural trips, and programs emphasizing learning and creativity in a fun, social environment.

We welcome persons of all ages, backgrounds, and levels of art appreciation. Joining Council is an easy AND fun way to make a BIG difference.

To RSVP or for additional information, please contact Heather Morrissey at 302.351.8526 or hmorrissey@delart.org.

Jul
14
Fri
Craig Colorusso: Sound + Light Programs
Jul 14 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

Artini
Jul 14 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Artini

Unwind on a Friday night sipping a Mad Men-era cocktail and getting in touch with your creative side. In this laid-back workshop, students will complete a painting inspired by retro patterns and prints. Supplies, beer, wine, and light snacks provided. Must be 21 or older to participate. 

Jul
15
Sat
Craig Colorusso: Sound + Light Programs
Jul 15 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
16
Sun
Craig Colorusso: Sound + Light Programs
Jul 16 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
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

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
13
Sun
Connected: Respect to the Queenz
Aug 13 @ 10:30 am – 3:30 pm

Presented by 302 Guns Down, Guerrilla Republik, and Noble 9 Collective

Respect to the QueenZ will feature hip-hop performances, graffiti workshops, and music by women. This event aims to bridge gaps in the community, bringing families and individuals of all types and ages together through music and dance.

With live performances by Nene Ali, Maya Belardo, Sole Rebel, Dance 4 Life, Goody Roc, Shy Lady Heroin, and more hosted by Abundance child and DJ Amore on the turntables.

10:30 a.m. – 11:15 a.m. Breakdancing and Graffiti Workshops
11:15 a.m. – Noon Dance and Art Workshops
Noon – 1:00 p.m. Music with DJ Amore
1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Performances

Pre-registration is required for all workshops. Click the button at the top of the page to register.

DJ Amore is the co-owner of Intlx Productions, a production company based out of Harlem NYC, founded by Harlem School of The Arts Alumni J. Bada (Cellist & Pianist) and DJ/Producer Amore in 1998. Also, DJ for the infamous Wizards of The Styles Crew. Recognized not only as a collector for her classic golden era, soul, funk, rare groove break sets, she has also gained notoriety for her razor sharp scratching and remixing skills. Placed Top 6 World Competitor for Serato Flip Battle. She is not only a DJ, but a turntablist as well as a portablist.
Erin “Goody Roc” Goodwin travels all over the world performing, battling, and teaching. As a performer, she was a background dancer for the legendary MC Kurtis Blow (The Breaks, Basketball) in the Bronx. She was also an actor/dancer in the College Humor commercial for Vitamin Water as a “Bumble Bee-Girl,” alongside her fellow dancer, B-boy Nemesis. Erin was awarded “Cyper Queen” at the first Urban Dance & Educational Foundation (UDEF) breakdance event in Philadelphia. She was also a winner of the “Cypher Medallion Hunter” at the Rockafellaz Anniversary in Warsaw, Poland. In 2015, she was nominated for “Up & Coming Dancer” at the Rep Your Style Dance Awards NYC. She is also the founder and organizer of the annual event “Queen B-Girl,” a b-girl and all female all style competition in NYC. In addition to being an active member in MMR, she also represents the All female allstyles crew Ladies Adios.
Maya Belardo is from Wilmington, DE and her purpose and passion is to heal and inspire through music. In 2013, Maya was part of the American High School Honors Performance Choir and performed at Carnegie Hall in NYC. Maya graduated from high school in June 2016, and moved to New York City to pursue her music career. She opened for artists such as Kandace Springs, Jaguar Wright, Gerald Veasley, etc. She was also the opening headliner for the 28th annual Clifford Brown Jazz Festival. Maya’s hope is to use her voice to rekindle people’s love for jazz.
NeNe Ali, spoken word / MC, was born and raised in the Bronx. She started writing poetry at the age of six and began performing it at the age of nine. In her journey, she has toured around this country uplifting audiences with her words. She is the youngest person to receive Miami Heat superstar Dwayne Wade’s “Keeper of the Village Award” and the Nelson Mandela “Community Activist Award,” and has been featured in countless publications.

Shy Lady Heroin is an artist, writer, advocate, mentor, public speaker, and business entrepreneur born and raised in Baltimore, MD. Shy dropped two mixtapes in 2008 “B=More Street Movement” and “Queen of the Streets,” and in 2015, “Til Death Do Us Part.” Shy Lady Heroin is set to release her latest project “Queen of the Streets II” in July 2017. She has several singles out and has also been a ghostwriter for numerous artists. She won the title as the first ever Queen of the MIC in 2008. She promotes shows and has opened for artists like Black Sheep, Beanie Sigel and Nappy Roots.

DANCE 4 LIFE School of the Arts and Training Institute is under the direction of Chauntee D. Andrews. Offering classes for ages three and up in ballet, jazz, modern, hip hop, tap, contortion, pointe, acrobatics, and adult classes. The school is home to two traveling dance troupes and the company the Delaware Contemporary Dance Theatre. These dancers have had several performance and appearance opportunities such as- the live broadcast of the 6abc Dunkin Donuts Thanksgiving Day Parade, Wawa Welcome America celebrations, Philadelphia Mayor Nutter’s Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony, the Lincoln Financial Field, Good Morning America with host Ginger Zee and the Democratic National Convention just to name a few.

Dilcia Gonzalez-Queiro aka Sole Rebel is a Dominican creative, by way of the Bronx. She’s a musician, song writer, rapper, singer and producer, and uses hip hop to empower Black Latinx and women in a very male-dominated industry. She’s also an illustrator and street artist. Sole just released her first EP in June.

CONNECTED SERIES

Connected programs are produced by the community, for the community. All events are free and open to the public. Click here for more information.

Aug
17
Thu
Connected: Healing Through Art / Curando a Través del Arte
Aug 17 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Connected: Healing Through Art / Curando a Través del Arte

Presented by Christiana Care’s Helen F. Graham Cancer Center & Research Institute and Cancer Support Community Delaware

Enjoy an evening of entertainment, creating, and inspiration with art created by breast cancer patients and survivors, people living with disease, and caretakers. Meet local women who have walked the path of cancer, and learn about cancer prevention and therapeutic initiatives in our community.

Artwork on view August 16 – September 3.

This program is partially funded by Christiana Care Health System.

CONNECTED SERIES

Connected programs are produced by the community, for the community. All events are free and open to the public. Click here for more information.

Aug
24
Thu
Evening for Educators
Aug 24 @ 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Evening for Educators

Teachers, have a night out on us! Enjoy light appetizers and drinks* as you browse our galleries and discover upcoming programs that can enhance your classroom. Bring your sketchbook and draw models dressed in vintage clothing from the 1950s and ‘60s with special guest Dr. Sketchy’s Philly.

*One free drink per educator.

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
7
Thu
Connected: Re-Entry – A Performance Tribute to Veterans (Preview)
Sep 7 @ 6:00 pm
Connected: Re-Entry – A Performance Tribute to Veterans (Preview)

Presented by A.T. Moffett and the Delaware Division of the Arts at the baby grand

Re-Entry – A Performance Tribute to Veterans is a Delaware Division of the Arts supported project directed and choreographed by 2017 fellowship recipient A.T. Moffett. This dynamic performance piece begins with WWII and moves forward in time to present day military operations. Re-Entry blends dance choreography, original music, historic artifacts, and literary research with storytelling based on interviews with veterans and their families.

Prior to the performance at the baby grand, there will be an informal preview and a workshop with veterans and the public held at the Delaware Art Museum. The workshop will address the themes of the production. If you are a veteran, know a veteran, or are a civilian interested in participating, please contact A.T. Moffett at atmoffett@gmail.com. The performance is presented in partnership with The Grand Opera House. There is no fee for the preview, workshop, or performance. Advanced registration recommended for the workshop and to the performance at the baby grand.

Museum Preview: Thursday, September 7 at the Museum, 6:00 p.m.

Workshop: Saturday, October 21 at the Museum, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Performance: Friday, November 10 at the baby grand, 7:00 p.m.
(Please note that the main performance will take place at the baby grand 818 N Market Street, Wilmington, DE 19801.)

Connected Series

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

Robert Wittman Lecture and Book Signing
Sep 7 @ 6:00 pm

A game-changing World War II narrative wrapped in a riveting detective story, The Devil’s Diary: Alfred Rosenberg and the Stolen Secrets of the Third Reich by New York Times bestselling author Robert K. Wittman, chronicles Wittman’s dramatic recovery of the long-lost private diary of Alfred Rosenberg, who, as the Nazi Party’s chief ideologue, laid the philosophical foundations for the Holocaust. Following sold out lectures in 2012 and 2014, Robert Wittman, the FBI’s National Art Crime Team founder will return to discuss his new book and the importance of the protection and recovery of manuscripts and lost artworks. The discussion will be immediately followed by a book signing. Purchase tickets online or at the door (space permitting).

“The Devils Dairy” is available now in the Museum Store. Call 302.351.8521 to reserve your copy. Hardcover $35.00, paperback $18.95. (10% Discount for Museum Members)

Sponsored by Northern Trust.

Sep
10
Sun
Sunday Matinee & Film Discussion: The Best of Everything (1959, 121 minutes)
Sep 10 @ 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Discussion led by Shelly Reuben

During the years before she was published, Shelly Reuben worked at various advertising agencies in New York City and experienced first-hand the excitement and drama of life as it is portrayed in The Best of Everything. In this romantic movie, three ambitious women of 1950s Manhattan contend with romantic disappointments, office politics, and the threat that their dreams for a fulfilling career will be cut short by marriage, children, and inertia. Inspired by Mac Conner’s illustrations, this screening and talk will draw comparisons between Conner’s imagery of women and the lifestyle, fashion, and careers of women.

Sep
16
Sat
Connected: The Day Before Tomorrow Live Performance
Sep 16 @ 7:00 pm

By Emad Jano Hemede. Dance choreographed by Diane Sharp-Nachsin and performed by SHARP Dance Company.

The Day Before Tomorrow is an interactive work of art by Syrian visual artist Emad “Jano” Hemede, a former international artist-in-residence through the University of Delaware’s Art Bridging Cultures program and the English Language Insitute, with choreography by Diane Sharp-Nachsin and performed by SHARP Dance Company. Located in the outdoor labyrinth at the Delaware Art Museum, the live performance depicts the beauty of Syria and the destruction of war through a landscape of flour.

In the first of two performances, Jano will use flour as a medium for creating art. In the second performance, a company of dancers will “destroy” the art, inviting the audience to experience how difficult it is to create beauty and how fleeting existence truly is.

This performance is part of the Museum’s Connected Series, which features events produced by the community, for the community. This event is free and open to the public.

** This event will be cancelled if inclement weather. Please check delart.org for updates.**

About Emad Jano Hemede

Syrian artist Emad “Jano” Hemede is a former international artist-in-residence through the University of Delaware’s Art Bridging Cultures program and the English Language Insitute. Born and raised in Aleppo, Syria, Jano made his living in the capital, Damascus, where he ran a small gallery in one of the oldest, and busiest, parts of the city. Jano regularly met art lovers from all around the world. The experience of connecting with people from different cultures through art is the inspiration for this artistic philosophy: communicating the historically and artistically rich realities of Syria through creative aestheticism that is universal in its inclusiveness.

With the outbreak of the Syrian Civil War in 2011, Jano moved to the United States, where he currently resides. He has since been working on a number of projects that share deep curiosity about the United States with nostalgic yet hopeful faith in the colors, stories, and futures of his home country of Syria.

A sculptor and oil painter by tradition, Jano incorporates acrylic paints into his art because they are water based. To Jano, water symbolizes the essence of life, a valued commodity often not available to his native people. His future work will describe his dream of the Syrian future, “which is nothing but its beautiful past.” Learn more at http://www.emadjano.com/.

Connected Series

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

Sep
21
Thu
Summer Happy Hours
Sep 21 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Summer Happy Hours

Now extended through October 26!

Loosen up after a long day with happy hours by Toscana. Mingle with friends outside on the terrace or come indoors to tour the galleries. Dogs are welcome outside in the Copeland Sculpture Garden. Please keep all four-legged friends on a leash.

**Happy Hours will take place in the Thronson Café during inclement weather. Museum galleries are open with free admission every Thursday from 4-8pm.**

 

Fall Free Writes
Sep 21 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Fall Free Writes

Drop-in to the Museum galleries and explore a topic or idea through writing inspired by prompts—visual or written. These informal gatherings allow participants of all experience levels to write “in the moment” with the hope of unearthing new materials and perspectives. No writing experience required. Advanced registration recommended.

Sept 21 Ekphrastic Poetry with Jane Miller – REGISTER

Sept 24 Landscapes with Lisa Dill – REGSITER

Oct 19 Mystery/Crime with Dennis Lawson – REGISTER

Oct 29 Horror with Jessa Mendez – REGISTER

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

Celebrate the beginning of fall and participate in Peace Week Delaware with a walk in the Delaware Art Museum Labyrinth!  There is no fee for this program, but donations are accepted to help maintain the Museum’s Labyrinth.

Peace Week Delaware is a statewide effort to create a culture of peace and nonviolence through social, racial, and economic justice. Now in its second year, it is a project of the Movement for a Culture of Peace.

Sep
24
Sun
Fall Free Writes
Sep 24 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Fall Free Writes

Drop-in to the Museum galleries and explore a topic or idea through writing inspired by prompts—visual or written. These informal gatherings allow participants of all experience levels to write “in the moment” with the hope of unearthing new materials and perspectives. No writing experience required. Advanced registration recommended.

Sept 21 Ekphrastic Poetry with Jane Miller – REGISTER

Sept 24 Landscapes with Lisa Dill – REGSITER

Oct 19 Mystery/Crime with Dennis Lawson – REGISTER

Oct 29 Horror with Jessa Mendez – REGISTER

Sep
28
Thu
Summer Happy Hours
Sep 28 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Summer Happy Hours

Now extended through October 26!

Loosen up after a long day with happy hours by Toscana. Mingle with friends outside on the terrace or come indoors to tour the galleries. Dogs are welcome outside in the Copeland Sculpture Garden. Please keep all four-legged friends on a leash.

**Happy Hours will take place in the Thronson Café during inclement weather. Museum galleries are open with free admission every Thursday from 4-8pm.**

 

Concerts on Kentmere
Sep 28 @ 7:30 pm

In residence since 2009, Pyxis Piano Quartet is back for the 2017–2018 season of Concerts on Kentmere. The highly regarded ensemble presents relaxed, accessible evenings of chamber music in the Museum’s beautiful galleries. Each Thursday evening concert will begin with a short curator talk exploring a connection between art and music. Audiences can socialize over coffee and desserts at intermission. The Museum is open late on Thursdays and the Thronson Café serves drinks and light food before each concert. Purchase tickets online or at the door (space permitting).

Learn more about Concerts on Kentmere.

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
5
Thu
Summer Happy Hours
Oct 5 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Summer Happy Hours

Now extended through October 26!

Loosen up after a long day with happy hours by Toscana. Mingle with friends outside on the terrace or come indoors to tour the galleries. Dogs are welcome outside in the Copeland Sculpture Garden. Please keep all four-legged friends on a leash.

**Happy Hours will take place in the Thronson Café during inclement weather. Museum galleries are open with free admission every Thursday from 4-8pm.**

 

Oct
6
Fri
Pop-up Artist Chat: Richard Cleaver at the Creative Vision Factory
Oct 6 @ 7:00 pm
Pop-up Artist Chat: Richard Cleaver at the Creative Vision Factory @ Creative Vision Factory

In conjunction with the special exhibition Tableau: The Art of Richard Cleaver, ceramic and mixed media artist Richard Cleaver will be at the Creative Vision Factory during Wilmington Art Loop to share insights about his work and process. Fascinated by monarchies, mythology, and religion, Cleaver creates elaborate figurative sculptures full of hidden compartments to capture the lives and secrets of historical figures and personal acquaintances.

Oct
12
Thu
Summer Happy Hours
Oct 12 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Summer Happy Hours

Now extended through October 26!

Loosen up after a long day with happy hours by Toscana. Mingle with friends outside on the terrace or come indoors to tour the galleries. Dogs are welcome outside in the Copeland Sculpture Garden. Please keep all four-legged friends on a leash.

**Happy Hours will take place in the Thronson Café during inclement weather. Museum galleries are open with free admission every Thursday from 4-8pm.**

 

Volunteer Information Reception
Oct 12 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Volunteer Information Reception

Interested in Volunteering? Join us for our second annual Volunteer Information Reception on Thursday, October 12 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. to learn more. Meet our staff, tour our galleries, enjoy light refreshments, and find out how you can get involved. Volunteers assist with special events, help facilitate family activities, and provide support with office needs and projects. Ages 15 and older are welcome.

RSVP encouraged. Contact Marie Cordivano at mcordivano@delart.org or 302.351.8572 for more information.

Oct
13
Fri
Bus Trip to the New York Botanical Gardens featuring the Artwork of Dale Chihuly
Oct 13 all-day
Bus Trip to the New York Botanical Gardens featuring the Artwork of Dale Chihuly

Sorry, the bus trip is SOLD OUT.

Join fellow Delaware Art Museum Members for a special opportunity to visit the artworks of world-renowned artist Dale Chihuly on view through October at NYBG. His first major garden exhibition in New York in more than ten years, CHIHULY showcases more than 20 installations and includes drawings and early works that reveal the evolution and development of the artist’s process during his celebrated career. Set within NYBG’s landmark landscape and buildings, this sensory-filled exhibition is a must-see. Members and their guests will enjoy an exclusive walking tour of the exhibition and a tram tour of the full garden grounds. Space is limited. 

Trip is rain or shine. Much of the exhibition is indoors and the Tram is covered.

Schedule (subject to change):

8:00 a.m.  Bus departs from Delaware Art Museum
11:00 a.m. Arrive at New York Botanical Gardens
11:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. Group walking tour of CHIHULY
12:15 p.m. – 1:45 p.m. Lunch at your choice of NYBG’s fabulous restaurants or cafes (not included in trip price)
2:00 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.  Garden Highlights Tram tour of NYBG’s 250 acres
2:45 p.m. – 3:45 p.m. Free time to roam
4:00 p.m. Bus departs from NYBG
7:00 p.m. Bus arrives back at DAM
Oct
14
Sat
Artist Gallery Talk: Richard Cleaver
Oct 14 @ 10:00 am
Artist Gallery Talk: Richard Cleaver

Join exhibiting ceramic artist Richard Cleaver on a personal gallery tour of his elaborate figurative sculptures featured in Tableau.

Teacher Workshop: Secret Relic Sculptures
Oct 14 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Teacher Workshop: Secret Relic Sculptures

In this hands-on workshop, educators will begin their training by walking through the exhibition Tableau: The Art of Richard Cleaver with the artist himself. Participants will take inspiration from the secret-keeping relics into the studios where they will create their own “Story Box.” Topics covered will include ways in which color, pattern, texture, scale and composition can be used to enhance storytelling.

Oct
19
Thu
Summer Happy Hours
Oct 19 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Summer Happy Hours

Now extended through October 26!

Loosen up after a long day with happy hours by Toscana. Mingle with friends outside on the terrace or come indoors to tour the galleries. Dogs are welcome outside in the Copeland Sculpture Garden. Please keep all four-legged friends on a leash.

**Happy Hours will take place in the Thronson Café during inclement weather. Museum galleries are open with free admission every Thursday from 4-8pm.**

 

Fall Free Writes
Oct 19 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Fall Free Writes

Drop-in to the Museum galleries and explore a topic or idea through writing inspired by prompts—visual or written. These informal gatherings allow participants of all experience levels to write “in the moment” with the hope of unearthing new materials and perspectives. No writing experience required. Advanced registration recommended.

Sept 21 Ekphrastic Poetry with Jane Miller – REGISTER

Sept 24 Landscapes with Lisa Dill – REGSITER

Oct 19 Mystery/Crime with Dennis Lawson – REGISTER

Oct 29 Horror with Jessa Mendez – REGISTER

Oct
20
Fri
An American Journey: The Art of John Sloan Members Preview
Oct 20 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
An American Journey: The Art of John Sloan Members Preview

Members and their Guests Only

Experience An American Journey surrounded by New England and Southwest inspired décor and refreshments while the Drew Nugent Trio performs the hits of Ragtime and Tin Pan Alley. RSVP by October 13 at 302.351.8506 or events@delart.org.

Oct
21
Sat
Connected: Re-Entry – A Performance Tribute to Veterans (Workshop)
Oct 21 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Connected: Re-Entry – A Performance Tribute to Veterans (Workshop)

Presented by A.T. Moffett and the Delaware Division of the Arts 

The Re-Entry Veterans Workshop invites veterans and civilians to join together in a dialogue about the American re-entry process. Participants will explore service-related songs that were popular throughout the decades, as well as share stories about their own individual and shared experiences during times of war.

They will also work together to analyze and create lyrics for a unifying song reflecting themes of veteran and civilian life. These original lyrics will be displayed during the culminating performance of the project on November 11th at the baby grand. Select pieces of the Re-Entry: A Performance Tribute to Veterans interdisciplinary project will be premiered.

This workshop will be facilitated by A.T. Moffett, the director of the Re-Entry: A Performance Tribute to Veterans project, and Marielle Kraft, a MD middle school educator. For more information, email A.T. Moffett at atmoffett@gmail.com.

Workshop: Saturday, October 21 at the Museum, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Performance: Friday, November 10 at the baby grand, 7:00 p.m.
(Please note that the main performance will take place at the baby grand 818 N Market Street, Wilmington, DE 19801.)

Connected Series

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

Oct
22
Sun
Connected: Portraits of Wilmington
Oct 22 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Presented by the Beauty Shop Project Delaware

See yourself through the eyes of an artist and as part of the Wilmington community. Beauty Shop Project Delaware, painter and portraitist Stacey Davidson of South Carolina, and Delaware artists and students will bring community members together for a portrait-making session. Participants will sit for a drawn portrait, which will be featured in a later exhibition. We will take high resolution digital photographs of each portrait for the artists and participants that we will send you via email. The original portraits will be returned to the participants after the exhibition.

Click here to learn about a previous portrait project with Stacey Davidson.

Connected Series

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

Oct
26
Thu
Summer Happy Hours
Oct 26 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Summer Happy Hours

Now extended through October 26!

Loosen up after a long day with happy hours by Toscana. Mingle with friends outside on the terrace or come indoors to tour the galleries. Dogs are welcome outside in the Copeland Sculpture Garden. Please keep all four-legged friends on a leash.

**Happy Hours will take place in the Thronson Café during inclement weather. Museum galleries are open with free admission every Thursday from 4-8pm.**

 

Oct
29
Sun
Fall Free Writes
Oct 29 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Fall Free Writes

Drop-in to the Museum galleries and explore a topic or idea through writing inspired by prompts—visual or written. These informal gatherings allow participants of all experience levels to write “in the moment” with the hope of unearthing new materials and perspectives. No writing experience required. Advanced registration recommended.

Sept 21 Ekphrastic Poetry with Jane Miller – REGISTER

Sept 24 Landscapes with Lisa Dill – REGSITER

Oct 19 Mystery/Crime with Dennis Lawson – REGISTER

Oct 29 Horror with Jessa Mendez – REGISTER

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.

Inside Look Series: Sloan’s Self-Portraits
Nov 2 @ 6:00 pm
Inside Look Series: Sloan’s Self-Portraits

Get a closer look and explore how John Sloan’s self-portraits reveal the ways in which he worked to craft his own identity amid changing ideas about the role of the artist in society. A graduate student from the University of Delaware will lead an in-depth conversation in the galleries with visitors.

Symposium & Public Talks: International Perspectives in the Era of John Sloan and the Ashcan School
Nov 2 @ 6:00 pm

John Sloan never traveled outside the United States. He was exposed to other cultures through friends who studied abroad, international art exhibitions, the transatlantic trade in prints and publications, and immigrants living in the U.S. This symposium will shed light on the international exchange of art and ideas that influenced the work of Sloan and his circle and shaped American art during his career. Leading scholars will explore the global conversations that inflected the work and critical reception of Sloan and his contemporaries.


Symposium supported by the Delaware Humanities Forum.

Schedule for Thursday, November 2

Free admission and open to the public. Advanced registration recommended.

6:00 p.m. Inside Look Gallery Discussion: Sloan’s Self- Portraits with Alba Campo Rosillo
7:00 p.m. Keynote lecture: Avis Berman, “The Butterfly and the Ashcan: The Impact of Whistler on Sloan and Glackens”

Schedule for Friday, November 3

$20 Members, $25 Non-Members, Students FREE w/valid student I.D. Advanced registration required. Registration includes admission to public talks on November 2.

Registration, 9:00 a.m.

Morning Session, 9:30 a.m.

  • Margarita Karasoulas, “Tasting the Sights: John Sloan’s Chinese Restaurant and Immigrant New York”
  • James Glisson, “Sloan’s Crowds”
  • John Fagg, “‘Unscienced but alive:’ The Transatlantic Origins of the Ashcan School Nude”
  • Respondent: Rebecca Zurier

Lunch and exhibition viewing

Graduate student lightning round, 1:15 pm

  • Ginny Badgett (PhD candidate, UCSB), Hannah Braun (MA, Boston University), Lee Ann Custer (PhD candidate, UPenn), Kelsey Gustin (PhD candidate, Boston University), Elizabeth Hawley (PhD candidate, Graduate Center at City University of New York), Jordan Hillman (PhD student in Art History, University of Delaware), Kristen Nassif (PhD student in Art History, University of Delaware), Alice Walkiewicz (PhD candidate, Graduate Center, CUNY)

Afternoon Session, 2:00 p.m.

  • Valerie Leeds, “Robert Henri: Reconciling Nationalism and Internationalism in His Art and Ideas”
  • Rachel Sanders, Sloan’s Legacy and Left-Wing Artists of the Depression Era
  • Adam Thomas, “Hopper and Sloan on High: Rooftops from Paris to Manhattan”

Archives Tour, 4:00 p.m.

Reception, 5:00 p.m.

Avis Berman, “The Butterfly and the Ashcan: The Impact of Whistler on Sloan and Glackens”

The names of John Sloan and William Glackens are not often paired with the nineteenth-century American expatriate James McNeill Whistler, yet the connections among the three are deep and abiding.  Glackens happily appropriated Whistler’s work as a vehicle for experiment, whereas Sloan was often influenced by it against his will.  Whistler was an extraordinarily prominent artist, so positing him as an inspiration may seem obvious. However, these artists – advocates of urban realism and affiliated with the Ashcan School – are typically presented as countering the aesthetic approach epitomized by Whistler. In truth, they were his admirers and emulators, even when their response appeared to be ambivalent, as Avis Berman will illustrate with comparative examples of paintings and works on paper.

 Avis Berman is an independent writer and art historian. She is the author of many books, articles, and catalogue essays on Whistler, on Sloan, and on other members of The Eight. In 2014-2015 she organized the first museum survey of Glackens’s work in nearly fifty years.

John Fagg, “Unscienced but alive”: The Transatlantic Origins of the Ashcan School Nude

While Thomas Eakins’ commitment to “the nude as the basis of art and art instruction” has long been recognised, the significance of the life class, studio practice and nude studies for the Ashcan School artists is rarely discussed. This talk follows Robert Henri’s journey from the dissection room at PAFA, through endless studies from the nude at the Académie Julian, and back to (reluctantly) drawing from casts at the École des Beaux-Arts before coming to his own “unscienced” approach to the body, which developed into increasing formalised pedagogy at the Charcoal Club in Philadelphia and the New York School of Art. It then considers male and female nudes made by John Sloan and George Bellows that were shaped by Henri’s teaching but also by the ideas of Walt Whitman, Emma Goldman and Havelock Ellis.

John Fagg is Lecturer and Director of the American and Canadian Studies Center, University of Birmingham, UK. He earned a BA in English and Philosophy at the University of Leeds, and my MA and PhD in American Studies at the University of Nottingham, where he then held a Leverhulme Postdoctoral Research Fellowship followed by a Lectureship in American Literature. In 2015 his Terra-prize-winning essay “Bedpans and Gibson Girls: Clutter and Matter in John Sloan’s Graphic Art” appeared in American Art in 2015.

James Glisson, “Sloan’s Crowds “

Painted after Sloan’s arrival from Philadelphia in April 1904, Coffee Line (winter 1904/5) and Ferry Slip, Winter (winter 1905/6) are two of his earliest New York paintings.  The stylized patterns that render the dark line of unemployed men waiting for a warm handout in Coffee Line and the impatient passengers waiting to disembark in Ferry Slip make for somber and melancholy pictures, especially as compared to the rollicking groups in Election Night (1907) or Return from Toil (1915). In Coffee Line and Ferry Slip, no individual face emerges as a point of sympathetic identification.  This is no small point.  Sloan’s reputation from 1905-1906 to the present is of a painter of humanity who portrayed urban types and engendered empathy with New York City’s working class. This paper reconsiders these two paintings with their abstractly rendered groups in light of Sloan’s difficult adjustment to New York life and turn-of-the-century discourse around crowds. A visual metaphor for social dislocation as well as the fragility of the Unites States’s democratic and economic system, the figure of the crowd permeated the popular press and shaped the emerging fields of sociology and psychology. As this paper shows in these two early paintings, Sloan was also a sort of social scientist, except he worked in oil paint and used proto-abstraction to describe the inequality and shifting circumstances of modern life.

James Glisson is Bradford and Christine Mishler Assistant Curator of American Art at The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens, in San Marino, California.

 

Margarita Karasoulas, “Tasting the Sights: John Sloan’s Chinese Restaurant and Immigrant New York”

This paper examines John Sloan’s 1909 painting Chinese Restaurant through the lens of food and taste to explore the growing presence of immigrants and the changing food culture in New York. Locating an escalating preoccupation with Chinatown—and particularly Chinese restaurants—in turn-of-the-century urban guidebooks, newspapers, magazines, and films, it elucidates how these sites offered multisensory experiences of racial others. By focusing on the senses and situating Sloan’s painting in dialogue with other ways that race was produced in this moment, an understanding of the Chinese restaurant as a key site for the negotiation of issues pertaining to racial difference emerges. Close examination of a related Chinese restaurant scene by Everett Shinn, set in Chinatown as opposed to the Tenderloin a decade earlier, provides further insights into the sensory construction of race at work in such imagery.

Margarita Karasoulas is Assistant Curator of American Art at the Brooklyn Museum, and a current doctoral candidate in the Department of Art History at the University of Delaware. Her dissertation, “Mapping Immigrant New York: Race and Place in Ashcan Visual Culture,” explores the racial significance of Ashcan School imagery in the context of period debates about immigration. She has received fellowship support from the Luce Foundation/American Council of Learned Societies, Smithsonian American Art Museum, and University of Delaware. Most recently, she curated The Puzzling World of John Sloan at the Delaware Art Museum and Electric Paris at the Bruce Museum.

Adam Thomas, “Hopper and Sloan on High: Rooftops from Paris to Manhattan”

Edward Hopper and John Sloan were perhaps the American artists most preoccupied with the urban rooftop in the early twentieth century. This paper examines their different approaches to depicting the setting and traces how French precedents informed the unruly and improvisational associations of elevated urban spaces.

Adam M. Thomas is Curator of American Art at the Palmer Museum of Art at the Pennsylvania State University, where he also teaches in the art history department. In 2016, he co-organized the exhibition Wild Spaces, Open Seasons: Hunting and Fishing in American Art and contributed to the catalogue (University of Oklahoma Press). Among his current projects is an exhibition devoted to the rooftop imagery of John Sloan and other artists in New York City.

Valerie Leeds, “Robert Henri: Reconciling Nationalism and Internationalism in His Art and Ideas”

Robert Henri (1865–1929), an influential painter and teacher, and close friend of John Sloan, made pointed reference in his writings to nationalism and the creation of a distinctly American art. At the same time, he maintained a global outlook in his own work and teachings, and this had a very profound impact on the work he created for which he is best known. This talk will explore and reconcile these two seemingly opposing ideologies and how they are manifested within his creative output.

Valerie Ann Leeds is an independent curator and, scholar specializing in American art, in particular, the work of Robert Henri and his circle. She received a PhD from the Graduate Center of the City University of New York in American art and architecture, an MA from Syracuse University, and a BA from the University of Rochester, and has held curatorial positions at the Flint Institute of Arts, Orlando Museum of Art, Tampa Museum of Art, and the Whitney Museum of American Art. She has organized numerous exhibitions for museums around the country, and lectured and published widely on a variety of topics in American art.

Rachel Sanders, Sloan’s Legacy and Left-Wing Artists of the Depression Era

The pictorial forms pursued by the American left in the early decades of the twentieth century were political cartoons and realist paintings and prints. An exchange between these practices was cultivated in a series of periodicals, The Masses (1911-17), The Liberator (1918-24) and New Masses (1926-48), which functioned as forums for dialogue between artists, theorists and critics concerned with politics and culture. The aesthetic of The Masses shared much with that of the Ashcan School, a group of early twentieth-century American realists who pictured the seamier aspects of New York. This was largely due to chief ideologue and teacher Robert Henri. As the most politically active member of the Ashcan School and as a prolific cartoonist and art editor for The Masses John Sloan’s role in forging a critical realism that acquired left-wing and national associations is significant. It was this practice that offered fertile ground to many politically motivated artists working in the thirties. Idiomatic and iconographic similarities abound between The Masses-Ashcan imagery and the work of Louis Ribak, Nicolai Cikovsky, Harry Sternberg, Joseph Biel, Philip Reisman and Raphael, Moses and Isaac Soyer. As many artists and intellectuals became politicised by economic crisis the Communist Party of the United States of America gained increased importance in theoretical discourse. Nevertheless, few artists advocated Russian cultural directives. Rather American artists saw in the work of Sloan and his peers a viable foundation on which Social Realism and much of the art of New Masses could build. To assess this is to ensure that the early twentieth-century realists’ roles as propagators of a contentious aesthetic remains unobscured.

Rachel Sanders received her MA and PhD in History of Art from University College, London in 2011. She has taught at a number of institutions and currently lectures on the history of art and design at the City Literary Institute in London and Oxford Brookes University. Her research interest is early twentieth-century American political paintings and cartoons. She has published a number of articles on her research specialism and is currently writing a book on New Masses magazine. 

Nov
3
Fri
Symposium & Public Talks: International Perspectives in the Era of John Sloan and the Ashcan School
Nov 3 @ 9:00 am – 6:30 pm

John Sloan never traveled outside the United States. He was exposed to other cultures through friends who studied abroad, international art exhibitions, the transatlantic trade in prints and publications, and immigrants living in the U.S. This symposium will shed light on the international exchange of art and ideas that influenced the work of Sloan and his circle and shaped American art during his career. Leading scholars will explore the global conversations that inflected the work and critical reception of Sloan and his contemporaries.

Symposium supported by the Delaware Humanities Forum.

Schedule for Thursday, November 2

Free admission and open to the public. Advanced registration recommended.

6:00 p.m. Inside Look Gallery Discussion: Sloan’s Self- Portraits with Alba Campo Rosillo
7:00 p.m. Keynote lecture: Avis Berman, “The Butterfly and the Ashcan: The Impact of Whistler on Sloan and Glackens”

Schedule for Friday, November 3

$20 Members, $25 Non-Members, Students FREE w/valid student I.D. Advanced registration required. Registration includes admission to public talks on November 2.

Registration, 9:00 a.m.

Morning Session, 9:30 a.m.

  • Margarita Karasoulas, “Tasting the Sights: John Sloan’s Chinese Restaurant and Immigrant New York”
  • James Glisson, “Sloan’s Crowds”
  • John Fagg, “‘Unscienced but alive:’ The Transatlantic Origins of the Ashcan School Nude”
  • Respondent: Rebecca Zurier

Lunch and exhibition viewing

Graduate student lightning round, 1:15 pm

  • Ginny Badgett (PhD candidate, UCSB), Hannah Braun (MA, Boston University), Lee Ann Custer (PhD candidate, UPenn), Kelsey Gustin (PhD candidate, Boston University), Elizabeth Hawley (PhD candidate, Graduate Center at City University of New York), Jordan Hillman (PhD student in Art History, University of Delaware), Kristen Nassif (PhD student in Art History, University of Delaware), Alice Walkiewicz (PhD candidate, Graduate Center, CUNY)

Afternoon Session, 2:00 p.m.

  • Valerie Leeds, “Robert Henri: Reconciling Nationalism and Internationalism in His Art and Ideas”
  • Rachel Sanders, Sloan’s Legacy and Left-Wing Artists of the Depression Era
  • Adam Thomas, “Hopper and Sloan on High: Rooftops from Paris to Manhattan”

Archives Tour, 4:00 p.m.

Reception, 5:00 p.m.

Avis Berman, “The Butterfly and the Ashcan: The Impact of Whistler on Sloan and Glackens”

The names of John Sloan and William Glackens are not often paired with the nineteenth-century American expatriate James McNeill Whistler, yet the connections among the three are deep and abiding.  Glackens happily appropriated Whistler’s work as a vehicle for experiment, whereas Sloan was often influenced by it against his will.  Whistler was an extraordinarily prominent artist, so positing him as an inspiration may seem obvious. However, these artists – advocates of urban realism and affiliated with the Ashcan School – are typically presented as countering the aesthetic approach epitomized by Whistler. In truth, they were his admirers and emulators, even when their response appeared to be ambivalent, as Avis Berman will illustrate with comparative examples of paintings and works on paper.

 Avis Berman is an independent writer and art historian. She is the author of many books, articles, and catalogue essays on Whistler, on Sloan, and on other members of The Eight. In 2014-2015 she organized the first museum survey of Glackens’s work in nearly fifty years.

John Fagg, “Unscienced but alive”: The Transatlantic Origins of the Ashcan School Nude

While Thomas Eakins’ commitment to “the nude as the basis of art and art instruction” has long been recognised, the significance of the life class, studio practice and nude studies for the Ashcan School artists is rarely discussed. This talk follows Robert Henri’s journey from the dissection room at PAFA, through endless studies from the nude at the Académie Julian, and back to (reluctantly) drawing from casts at the École des Beaux-Arts before coming to his own “unscienced” approach to the body, which developed into increasing formalised pedagogy at the Charcoal Club in Philadelphia and the New York School of Art. It then considers male and female nudes made by John Sloan and George Bellows that were shaped by Henri’s teaching but also by the ideas of Walt Whitman, Emma Goldman and Havelock Ellis.

John Fagg is Lecturer and Director of the American and Canadian Studies Center, University of Birmingham, UK. He earned a BA in English and Philosophy at the University of Leeds, and my MA and PhD in American Studies at the University of Nottingham, where he then held a Leverhulme Postdoctoral Research Fellowship followed by a Lectureship in American Literature. In 2015 his Terra-prize-winning essay “Bedpans and Gibson Girls: Clutter and Matter in John Sloan’s Graphic Art” appeared in American Art in 2015.

James Glisson, “Sloan’s Crowds “

Painted after Sloan’s arrival from Philadelphia in April 1904, Coffee Line (winter 1904/5) and Ferry Slip, Winter (winter 1905/6) are two of his earliest New York paintings.  The stylized patterns that render the dark line of unemployed men waiting for a warm handout in Coffee Line and the impatient passengers waiting to disembark in Ferry Slip make for somber and melancholy pictures, especially as compared to the rollicking groups in Election Night (1907) or Return from Toil (1915). In Coffee Line and Ferry Slip, no individual face emerges as a point of sympathetic identification.  This is no small point.  Sloan’s reputation from 1905-1906 to the present is of a painter of humanity who portrayed urban types and engendered empathy with New York City’s working class. This paper reconsiders these two paintings with their abstractly rendered groups in light of Sloan’s difficult adjustment to New York life and turn-of-the-century discourse around crowds. A visual metaphor for social dislocation as well as the fragility of the Unites States’s democratic and economic system, the figure of the crowd permeated the popular press and shaped the emerging fields of sociology and psychology. As this paper shows in these two early paintings, Sloan was also a sort of social scientist, except he worked in oil paint and used proto-abstraction to describe the inequality and shifting circumstances of modern life.

James Glisson is Bradford and Christine Mishler Assistant Curator of American Art at The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens, in San Marino, California.

 

Margarita Karasoulas, “Tasting the Sights: John Sloan’s Chinese Restaurant and Immigrant New York”

This paper examines John Sloan’s 1909 painting Chinese Restaurant through the lens of food and taste to explore the growing presence of immigrants and the changing food culture in New York. Locating an escalating preoccupation with Chinatown—and particularly Chinese restaurants—in turn-of-the-century urban guidebooks, newspapers, magazines, and films, it elucidates how these sites offered multisensory experiences of racial others. By focusing on the senses and situating Sloan’s painting in dialogue with other ways that race was produced in this moment, an understanding of the Chinese restaurant as a key site for the negotiation of issues pertaining to racial difference emerges. Close examination of a related Chinese restaurant scene by Everett Shinn, set in Chinatown as opposed to the Tenderloin a decade earlier, provides further insights into the sensory construction of race at work in such imagery.

Margarita Karasoulas is Assistant Curator of American Art at the Brooklyn Museum, and a current doctoral candidate in the Department of Art History at the University of Delaware. Her dissertation, “Mapping Immigrant New York: Race and Place in Ashcan Visual Culture,” explores the racial significance of Ashcan School imagery in the context of period debates about immigration. She has received fellowship support from the Luce Foundation/American Council of Learned Societies, Smithsonian American Art Museum, and University of Delaware. Most recently, she curated The Puzzling World of John Sloan at the Delaware Art Museum and Electric Paris at the Bruce Museum.

Adam Thomas, “Hopper and Sloan on High: Rooftops from Paris to Manhattan”

Edward Hopper and John Sloan were perhaps the American artists most preoccupied with the urban rooftop in the early twentieth century. This paper examines their different approaches to depicting the setting and traces how French precedents informed the unruly and improvisational associations of elevated urban spaces.

Adam M. Thomas is Curator of American Art at the Palmer Museum of Art at the Pennsylvania State University, where he also teaches in the art history department. In 2016, he co-organized the exhibition Wild Spaces, Open Seasons: Hunting and Fishing in American Art and contributed to the catalogue (University of Oklahoma Press). Among his current projects is an exhibition devoted to the rooftop imagery of John Sloan and other artists in New York City.

Valerie Leeds, “Robert Henri: Reconciling Nationalism and Internationalism in His Art and Ideas”

Robert Henri (1865–1929), an influential painter and teacher, and close friend of John Sloan, made pointed reference in his writings to nationalism and the creation of a distinctly American art. At the same time, he maintained a global outlook in his own work and teachings, and this had a very profound impact on the work he created for which he is best known. This talk will explore and reconcile these two seemingly opposing ideologies and how they are manifested within his creative output.

Valerie Ann Leeds is an independent curator and, scholar specializing in American art, in particular, the work of Robert Henri and his circle. She received a PhD from the Graduate Center of the City University of New York in American art and architecture, an MA from Syracuse University, and a BA from the University of Rochester, and has held curatorial positions at the Flint Institute of Arts, Orlando Museum of Art, Tampa Museum of Art, and the Whitney Museum of American Art. She has organized numerous exhibitions for museums around the country, and lectured and published widely on a variety of topics in American art.

Rachel Sanders, Sloan’s Legacy and Left-Wing Artists of the Depression Era

The pictorial forms pursued by the American left in the early decades of the twentieth century were political cartoons and realist paintings and prints. An exchange between these practices was cultivated in a series of periodicals, The Masses (1911-17), The Liberator (1918-24) and New Masses (1926-48), which functioned as forums for dialogue between artists, theorists and critics concerned with politics and culture. The aesthetic of The Masses shared much with that of the Ashcan School, a group of early twentieth-century American realists who pictured the seamier aspects of New York. This was largely due to chief ideologue and teacher Robert Henri. As the most politically active member of the Ashcan School and as a prolific cartoonist and art editor for The Masses John Sloan’s role in forging a critical realism that acquired left-wing and national associations is significant. It was this practice that offered fertile ground to many politically motivated artists working in the thirties. Idiomatic and iconographic similarities abound between The Masses-Ashcan imagery and the work of Louis Ribak, Nicolai Cikovsky, Harry Sternberg, Joseph Biel, Philip Reisman and Raphael, Moses and Isaac Soyer. As many artists and intellectuals became politicised by economic crisis the Communist Party of the United States of America gained increased importance in theoretical discourse. Nevertheless, few artists advocated Russian cultural directives. Rather American artists saw in the work of Sloan and his peers a viable foundation on which Social Realism and much of the art of New Masses could build. To assess this is to ensure that the early twentieth-century realists’ roles as propagators of a contentious aesthetic remains unobscured.

Rachel Sanders received her MA and PhD in History of Art from University College, London in 2011. She has taught at a number of institutions and currently lectures on the history of art and design at the City Literary Institute in London and Oxford Brookes University. Her research interest is early twentieth-century American political paintings and cartoons. She has published a number of articles on her research specialism and is currently writing a book on New Masses magazine. 

Nov
5
Sun
Weaving Demonstrations
Nov 5 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Weaving Demonstrations

Visit with artists from the Harmony Weaving Guild and watch as they demonstrate weaving on the loom.

In the “Outlooks” gallery unless otherwise noted.

November 5 11:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
November 12 12:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.*
November 19 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
December 9 11:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
January 7 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

*In front of Museum Store

Inside Look Series: Sloan’s Self-Portraits
Nov 5 @ 1:00 pm
Inside Look Series: Sloan’s Self-Portraits

Get a closer look and explore how John Sloan’s self-portraits reveal the ways in which he worked to craft his own identity amid changing ideas about the role of the artist in society. A graduate student from the University of Delaware will lead an in-depth conversation in the galleries with visitors.

Nov
8
Wed
Museum Council Sponsored Bus Trip to the National Art Gallery, Washington, D. C.
Nov 8 all-day
Museum Council Sponsored Bus Trip to the National Art Gallery, Washington, D. C.

Enjoy a self-guided tour of the “Vermeer and Masters of Genre Painting” exhibition. This landmark exhibition examines the artistic exchanges among Johannes Vermeer and his contemporaries from 1650 to 1675, when they reached the height of their technical ability and mastery of depictions of domestic life. The exhibition brings together some 65 works by Vermeer and his fellow painters of the Dutch Golden Age. After lunch (on your own) at one of five restaurants offered at the National Gallery, gather for a 50-minute slideshow presentation.  Registration and payment must be received no later than October 23, 2017.

Itinerary

  • 7:30 a.m. Depart promptly from Delaware Art Museum
  • 10:00 a.m. Arrive at the National Art Gallery
  • 10:15 a.m. Explore Vermeer & Masters of Genre Painting Exhibition (lunch on your own)
  • 12:45 p.m. Slideshow presentation on Vermeer
  • 2:00 p.m. Explore exhibitions on your own
  •  3:30 p.m. Depart the National Art Gallery
  •  5:30 p.m. Approximate arrival at Delaware Art Museum

*Please note: Return time is approximate and may be affected by traffic, weather, etc.

Payment and registration

Registration Form

Please complete the attached registration form above and return with payment to:

Mrs. Susan Grossman
1702 N. Park Dr., Apt. #58
Wilmington, DE  19806

Payment by check only, made out to Delaware Art Museum Council.

Refunds will only be granted if another passenger can take your place or if the trip is cancelled.

Nov
9
Thu
Connected Open House
Nov 9 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Connected Open House

Connected is an innovative series that engages local creative community members to produce art-based programs at the Museum or offsite. The Museum is hosting its third annual Open House for fellow community leaders and groups to network, share skills, and brainstorm ideas for programming in 2018. Advanced registration recommended. 

Connected Series

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

Nov
10
Fri
Connected: Re-Entry – A Performance Tribute to Veterans (Performance)
Nov 10 @ 7:00 pm
Connected: Re-Entry – A Performance Tribute to Veterans (Performance) @ the baby grand

Presented by A.T. Moffett and the Delaware Division of the Arts at the baby grand

Re-Entry – A Performance Tribute to Veterans is a Delaware Division of the Arts supported project directed and choreographed by 2017 fellowship recipient A.T. Moffett. This dynamic performance piece begins with WWII and moves forward in time to present day military operations. Re-Entry blends dance choreography, original music, historic artifacts, and literary research with storytelling based on interviews with veterans and their families.

Prior to the performance at the baby grand, there will be an informal preview and a workshop with veterans and the public held at the Delaware Art Museum. The workshop will address the themes of the production. If you are a veteran, know a veteran, or are a civilian interested in participating, please contact A.T. Moffett at atmoffett@gmail.com. The performance is presented in partnership with The Grand Opera House. There is no fee for the preview, workshop, or performance. Advanced registration recommended for the workshop and to the performance at the baby grand.

Museum Preview: Thursday, September 7 at the Museum, 6:00 p.m.

Workshop: Saturday, October 21 at the Museum, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Performance: Friday, November 10 at the baby grand, 7:00 p.m.
(Please note that the main performance will take place at the baby grand 818 N Market Street, Wilmington, DE 19801.)

Connected Series

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

Nov
12
Sun
Weaving Demonstrations
Nov 12 @ 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm
Weaving Demonstrations

Visit with artists from the Harmony Weaving Guild and watch as they demonstrate weaving on the loom.

In the “Outlooks” gallery unless otherwise noted.

November 5 11:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
November 12 12:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.*
November 19 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
December 9 11:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
January 7 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

*In front of Museum Store

Nov
19
Sun
Weaving Demonstrations
Nov 19 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Weaving Demonstrations

Visit with artists from the Harmony Weaving Guild and watch as they demonstrate weaving on the loom.

In the “Outlooks” gallery unless otherwise noted.

November 5 11:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
November 12 12:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.*
November 19 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
December 9 11:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
January 7 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

*In front of Museum Store

Nov
30
Thu
End-of-Year Writers’ Gathering and Celebration
Nov 30 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
End-of-Year Writers’ Gathering and Celebration

Celebrate and connect with writers from the 2017 Wilmington Writers Conference and Fall Free Writes! Participants are encouraged to form a critique or writing group with fellow writers and bring their own writing to share with colleagues or read aloud during an open mic session. Participants will also learn how they can get involved with planning writing events for 2018. Beer, wine, and food available for purchase in the Museum Café.

Advanced registration recommended. 

Dec
3
Sun
Artists on Art: John Sloan from a Painter’s Perspective
Dec 3 @ 2:30 pm
Artists on Art: John Sloan from a Painter’s Perspective

Landscape painter and John Sloan enthusiast Philip Koch will explore Sloan’s work, influences, and painting process from an artist’s point of view in the exhibit An American Journey: The Art of John Sloan.

Dec
7
Thu
Inside Look Series
Dec 7 @ 6:30 pm
Inside Look Series

Join us for in-depth conversations in the galleries..

January 11 | 6:30 p.m. Sloan’s Etchings
January 14 | 1:00 p.m. Sloan’s Etchings

Dec
8
Fri
Winter Arts Festival
Dec 8 @ 12:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Winter Arts Festival

Mark your calendars to celebrate the winter season at the Museum. Shop for holiday gifts from our 18 artisans, listen to festive music performed by local choirs, and enjoy special creations and décor provided by our Museum Council. A full list of artisans and performance times will be available this fall. All ages. Cash bar.

Artisans

Abstract Cats Fiber Art

Soft Sculpture Cats and Kittens – Ericka Downs started her at-home sewing business to have more flexibility after her daughter was born. Her original business included making curtains, pillows, hand bags, and wallets, and custom embroidery. She added her kitties after she used Lucet cord, which her daughter makes as a hobby, as whiskers for a kitty. With the introduction of her Abstract Cats line, her daughter now assists her with making the kitties and has become her marketing assistant. abstractcatsfiberart.com

Magpie Designs

Paper Mache – A self-taught craftsman currently creating in paper mache, Margaret’s own whimsical works grew out of the love and appreciation of American crafts she developed during her 20 years owning and managing the downtown Wilmington shop, The Craft Connection.

Deborah Flanagan Jewelry

Jewelry – Deborah’s designs are classic, modern and minimalistic. Each piece is personally handcrafted and therefore unique. She is inspired by geometric shapes and their relationships to one another. Many of her pieces are hammered which creates facets to reflect light causing a sparkling affect. Working directly with metal, she fabricates her pieces from sterling silver wire or sheet metal. Using hammers, saws, heat and drills, she coaxes the metal into delicate pieces for adornment.  She is very conscious of how her designs will be worn and enjoyed by her customers. dfjewelry.etsy.com

John A. Styer

Turned Wood Heirlooms – John creates his lathe-turned heirlooms using local wood species as well as exotics from throughout the world. From Brazilian Rosewood to English Walnut, and from Cherry Burls to Poison Ivy vines, he brings the most visually appealing aspects of the wood to the surface by applying a sharp tool while it is rapidly spinning, creating myriad designs.  His works range from aesthetically utilitarian to purely artistic. lathe-meister.com

Irina’s Original

Wearable Fiber – Irina specializes in Nuno Felting shawls and scarves.  Nuno is similar to painting or sculpting but with merino wool on hand dyed silk. Her freeform crocheted vests and sweaters are original designs, not from patterns, and her technique is considered the one of the most difficult in crocheting and knitting. irinasoriginal.com

Anna Biggs Designs

Hand-carved Jewelry – Anna hand carves each silver and gold piece in her jewelry line using the lost wax process.  A graduate of both The Rhode Island School of Design and The Fashion Institute of Technology, she incorporates her love of nature and architecture into her unique sculptures. annabiggsdesigns.com

Nancy Butler – Alley Cat Jewelry

Handcrafted Beaded Jewelry – A lifelong Delaware artist, Nancy designs and handcrafts one-of-a-kind beaded jewelry. She searches the country for unusual high quality beads for her necklaces, bracelets, and earrings. When designing jewelry, Nancy allows each piece to develop naturally, taking inspiration from the beads themselves. Her work features semi-precious stones, pearls, crystal, lamp-work, and Czech glass with accents and findings made of sterling silver, vermeil, copper, base metal, and lead-free pewter. alleycatjewelrystudios.com

Angela Colasanti of Viela Jewelry

Botanical Sterling Silver and Bronze Jewelry – Drawing on her love of delicate objects from land and sea, Angela designs and handcrafts jewelry.  Her work accentuates the intrinsic beauty, grace, and elegance of its inspirational components and utilizes the interplay of form, texture, contrast, shape and asymmetry to attain visual harmony. Often, you can see traces of walking trails or beachcombings in Angela’s jewelry. vielajewelry.com

Beth Trepper

Fine Art Photography – To Beth, creating photographic images is as natural as breathing. Her portfolio includes fine art, portraiture, fashion, landscape, and epicurean still lifes and her style ranges from contemporary to vintage to playful. Influenced by Stieglitz, Kasebier, and Strand, Beth often uses natural light, a soft focus, and traditional film to create her timeless photographs. bethtrepper.com

Jo Miller

Fibers and Mixed Media – Ever since she can remember, Jo has made things out of other things. She has a passion for “touchable” and functional art and design.  Incorporating techniques such as wet and needle felting, embroidery, knitting, and crochet to design and make unique accessories, her “Sweater Rescue Project” gives new beauty and purpose to discarded woolens. Her Fairy Houses are paper sculpture on a base built with containers from the recycle bin, painted, and embellished with natural materials. She creates pieces with an “old world” attention to detail, adding whimsy just for fun. sweaterrescurproject.etsy.com

Robert Jenkins

Watercolor – Robert is an award winning artist from Chester County, PA.  His watercolor paintings capture the beauty of the sublime, and have been featured throughout the country. His three dimensional insect paintings amplify the details that are neglected in a two dimensional image. rjenkinsart.com

Meg Pierce Williamson

Artisanal Botanical Perfume – Fumes Fragrances are small batch artisanal fragrance, beauty and grooming products wild-crafted from all-natural, botanical ingredients. Their products are mindfully handmade within the USA. fumesfragrances.com

Taste Artisanal Market

Artisanal Spreads, Honeys, and Chutneys – Taste started out as a small, specialty store and cheese shop in Newark.  Customers loved their spreads and cheese. Their spreads, honeys, and chutneys are now in specialty stores, restaurants, and homes throughout the area and the east coast.  They continue to be inspired by cultures from around the world and create new, delicious, and imaginative products for you to enjoy. tasteartisanalmarket.com

Diane Treacy Keesee

Hand-painted Silk Scarves – Diane has worked with many big names in the industry—from Broadway costume designers to authors and designers—to develop her silk dying artistry.  Using her background in fine arts, photography, and culinary training, Diane experiments with her dyes, techniques, and designs.  While Diane’s scarves beg to be worn, they would also be just as beautiful as a framed work of art.

Karyn Warner Hammock – Metal Aesthetics

Jewelry and Mixed Media – A jewelry artist, clockmaker, and instructor, Karyn is inspired by nature and patterns. She works to bring texture and balance to her designs while still respecting the boundaries of keeping the materials functional. Reflecting a “jeweler’s touch,” precious gemstones and freshwater pearls find their way into many of her designs. metalaesthetics.com

Lisa Dadone-Weiner

Mosaic – A mosaic artist trained under Isaiah Zagar at Philadelphia Magic Gardens and in NYC at Unicorn Studio, Lisa’s work can be found on many walls in public and private installations. Her most recent work focuses on smaller wall decorations that include Hamsa hands, tennis rackets, wine bottles, hearts, and various other shapes.  Many of her works are custom-made to reflect the buyer’s personality, hopes, dreams, and life experiences. Lisa will bring a wide variety of “gift-able” works that will easily connect with many tastes. apassionforstone.com

Dec
9
Sat
Winter Arts Festival
Dec 9 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Winter Arts Festival

Mark your calendars to celebrate the winter season at the Museum. Shop for holiday gifts from our 18 artisans, listen to festive music performed by local choirs, and enjoy special creations and décor provided by our Museum Council. A full list of artisans and performance times will be available this fall. All ages. Cash bar.

Artisans

Abstract Cats Fiber Art

Soft Sculpture Cats and Kittens – Ericka Downs started her at-home sewing business to have more flexibility after her daughter was born. Her original business included making curtains, pillows, hand bags, and wallets, and custom embroidery. She added her kitties after she used Lucet cord, which her daughter makes as a hobby, as whiskers for a kitty. With the introduction of her Abstract Cats line, her daughter now assists her with making the kitties and has become her marketing assistant. abstractcatsfiberart.com

Magpie Designs

Paper Mache – A self-taught craftsman currently creating in paper mache, Margaret’s own whimsical works grew out of the love and appreciation of American crafts she developed during her 20 years owning and managing the downtown Wilmington shop, The Craft Connection.

Deborah Flanagan Jewelry

Jewelry – Deborah’s designs are classic, modern and minimalistic. Each piece is personally handcrafted and therefore unique. She is inspired by geometric shapes and their relationships to one another. Many of her pieces are hammered which creates facets to reflect light causing a sparkling affect. Working directly with metal, she fabricates her pieces from sterling silver wire or sheet metal. Using hammers, saws, heat and drills, she coaxes the metal into delicate pieces for adornment.  She is very conscious of how her designs will be worn and enjoyed by her customers. dfjewelry.etsy.com

John A. Styer

Turned Wood Heirlooms – John creates his lathe-turned heirlooms using local wood species as well as exotics from throughout the world. From Brazilian Rosewood to English Walnut, and from Cherry Burls to Poison Ivy vines, he brings the most visually appealing aspects of the wood to the surface by applying a sharp tool while it is rapidly spinning, creating myriad designs.  His works range from aesthetically utilitarian to purely artistic. lathe-meister.com

Irina’s Original

Wearable Fiber – Irina specializes in Nuno Felting shawls and scarves.  Nuno is similar to painting or sculpting but with merino wool on hand dyed silk. Her freeform crocheted vests and sweaters are original designs, not from patterns, and her technique is considered the one of the most difficult in crocheting and knitting. irinasoriginal.com

Anna Biggs Designs

Hand-carved Jewelry – Anna hand carves each silver and gold piece in her jewelry line using the lost wax process.  A graduate of both The Rhode Island School of Design and The Fashion Institute of Technology, she incorporates her love of nature and architecture into her unique sculptures. annabiggsdesigns.com

Nancy Butler – Alley Cat Jewelry

Handcrafted Beaded Jewelry – A lifelong Delaware artist, Nancy designs and handcrafts one-of-a-kind beaded jewelry. She searches the country for unusual high quality beads for her necklaces, bracelets, and earrings. When designing jewelry, Nancy allows each piece to develop naturally, taking inspiration from the beads themselves. Her work features semi-precious stones, pearls, crystal, lamp-work, and Czech glass with accents and findings made of sterling silver, vermeil, copper, base metal, and lead-free pewter. alleycatjewelrystudios.com

Angela Colasanti of Viela Jewelry

Botanical Sterling Silver and Bronze Jewelry – Drawing on her love of delicate objects from land and sea, Angela designs and handcrafts jewelry.  Her work accentuates the intrinsic beauty, grace, and elegance of its inspirational components and utilizes the interplay of form, texture, contrast, shape and asymmetry to attain visual harmony. Often, you can see traces of walking trails or beachcombings in Angela’s jewelry. vielajewelry.com

Beth Trepper

Fine Art Photography – To Beth, creating photographic images is as natural as breathing. Her portfolio includes fine art, portraiture, fashion, landscape, and epicurean still lifes and her style ranges from contemporary to vintage to playful. Influenced by Stieglitz, Kasebier, and Strand, Beth often uses natural light, a soft focus, and traditional film to create her timeless photographs. bethtrepper.com

Jo Miller

Fibers and Mixed Media – Ever since she can remember, Jo has made things out of other things. She has a passion for “touchable” and functional art and design.  Incorporating techniques such as wet and needle felting, embroidery, knitting, and crochet to design and make unique accessories, her “Sweater Rescue Project” gives new beauty and purpose to discarded woolens. Her Fairy Houses are paper sculpture on a base built with containers from the recycle bin, painted, and embellished with natural materials. She creates pieces with an “old world” attention to detail, adding whimsy just for fun. sweaterrescurproject.etsy.com

Robert Jenkins

Watercolor – Robert is an award winning artist from Chester County, PA.  His watercolor paintings capture the beauty of the sublime, and have been featured throughout the country. His three dimensional insect paintings amplify the details that are neglected in a two dimensional image. rjenkinsart.com

Meg Pierce Williamson

Artisanal Botanical Perfume – Fumes Fragrances are small batch artisanal fragrance, beauty and grooming products wild-crafted from all-natural, botanical ingredients. Their products are mindfully handmade within the USA. fumesfragrances.com

Taste Artisanal Market

Artisanal Spreads, Honeys, and Chutneys – Taste started out as a small, specialty store and cheese shop in Newark.  Customers loved their spreads and cheese. Their spreads, honeys, and chutneys are now in specialty stores, restaurants, and homes throughout the area and the east coast.  They continue to be inspired by cultures from around the world and create new, delicious, and imaginative products for you to enjoy. tasteartisanalmarket.com

Diane Treacy Keesee

Hand-painted Silk Scarves – Diane has worked with many big names in the industry—from Broadway costume designers to authors and designers—to develop her silk dying artistry.  Using her background in fine arts, photography, and culinary training, Diane experiments with her dyes, techniques, and designs.  While Diane’s scarves beg to be worn, they would also be just as beautiful as a framed work of art.

Karyn Warner Hammock – Metal Aesthetics

Jewelry and Mixed Media – A jewelry artist, clockmaker, and instructor, Karyn is inspired by nature and patterns. She works to bring texture and balance to her designs while still respecting the boundaries of keeping the materials functional. Reflecting a “jeweler’s touch,” precious gemstones and freshwater pearls find their way into many of her designs. metalaesthetics.com

Lisa Dadone-Weiner

Mosaic – A mosaic artist trained under Isaiah Zagar at Philadelphia Magic Gardens and in NYC at Unicorn Studio, Lisa’s work can be found on many walls in public and private installations. Her most recent work focuses on smaller wall decorations that include Hamsa hands, tennis rackets, wine bottles, hearts, and various other shapes.  Many of her works are custom-made to reflect the buyer’s personality, hopes, dreams, and life experiences. Lisa will bring a wide variety of “gift-able” works that will easily connect with many tastes. apassionforstone.com

Weaving Demonstrations
Dec 9 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Weaving Demonstrations

Visit with artists from the Harmony Weaving Guild and watch as they demonstrate weaving on the loom.

In the “Outlooks” gallery unless otherwise noted.

November 5 11:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
November 12 12:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.*
November 19 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
December 9 11:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
January 7 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

*In front of Museum Store

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.

Jan
7
Sun
Weaving Demonstrations
Jan 7 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Weaving Demonstrations

Visit with artists from the Harmony Weaving Guild and watch as they demonstrate weaving on the loom.

In the “Outlooks” gallery unless otherwise noted.

November 5 11:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
November 12 12:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.*
November 19 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
December 9 11:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
January 7 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

*In front of Museum Store

Jan
11
Thu
Inside Look Series
Jan 11 @ 6:30 pm
Inside Look Series

Join us for in-depth conversations in the galleries..

January 11 | 6:30 p.m. Sloan’s Etchings
January 14 | 1:00 p.m. Sloan’s Etchings

Jan
14
Sun
Inside Look Series: Sloan’s Etchings
Jan 14 @ 1:00 pm
Inside Look Series: Sloan’s Etchings

Join us for in-depth conversations in the galleries.

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.

Jan
18
Thu
Concerts on Kentmere: Celebrating the Works and Career of John Sloan
Jan 18 @ 7:30 pm
Concerts on Kentmere: Celebrating the Works and Career of John Sloan @ Delaware Art Museum

Celebrate John Sloan with Mozart’s Divertimento in E-flat Major for String Trio (4th movement), selections from Gershwin’s Porgy and Bess (arranged by Heifitz), and Reynaldo Hahn’s Piano Quartet in G Major, No. 3. Each Thursday evening concert will begin with a short curator talk exploring connections with the collection. Audiences can enjoy coffee and desserts at intermission. The Museum is open late on Thursday evenings and the Thronson Café serves drinks and light fare before each concert. Snow date: Sunday, January 21 | 4:00 p.m.

7:30 p.m. Curator talk by Heather Campbell Coyle
8:00 p.m. Concert

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.

Learn more.

Jan
25
Thu
2018 Performance Series Preview
Jan 25 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
2018 Performance Series Preview

Introducing a New Performance Series in 2018

The Museum is thrilled to announce a new 2018 Performance Series featuring a lineup of cutting-edge, multidisciplinary performances by regional, national, and international artists. Launching in February 2018, this series will present contemporary dance, music, spoken word, and theater performances that will address critical issues affecting the community, new experimentation’s in the field, and live music experiences.

Building on a long tradition of presenting performance programs and a renewed commitment to deepening engagement efforts, this series will generate opportunities for community connection, education, and civil discourse. Performances will be presented at the Museum and offsite at partnering organizations throughout Wilmington. Stay tuned for an announcement of performances in December.

Join us for an exclusive preview event to learn more about the 2018 Performance Series on January 25 from 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

RSVP by January 18 to Heather Morrissey at hmorrissey@delart.org or 302.351.8526.

Jan
28
Sun
Curator Conversation
Jan 28 @ 2:00 pm
Curator Conversation

Join Chief Curator and Curator of American Art Heather Campbell Coyle to explore the special exhibition An American Journey: The Art of John Sloan.

Feb
8
Thu
Kendrick Scott Trio
Feb 8 @ 8:00 pm
Kendrick Scott Trio @ Delaware Art Museum

“Kendrick is not just a timekeeper, he is a musician with big ears and a great imagination.” — Herbie Hancock

Blue Note recording artist Kendrick Scott is one of the most in-demand drummers on the scene today. “Kendrick Scott has become the Art Blakey, Elvin Jones, and Tony Williams of his generation,” says the renowned trumpeter and bandleader Terence Blanchard. “He’s a brilliant mind bringing innovation to the music at the same time as creating a safe place for young talent to develop and grow.” Kendrick Scott was born in Houston, Texas into a family of musicians. He began playing the drums at 8 years old. Scott later attended Houston’s renowned High School for the Performing and Visual Arts which has produced an impressive array of musical talent including Scott’s label mates Jason Moran and Robert Glasper, as well as Beyoncé and many others. Scott has toured with Herbie Hancock, Charles Lloyd, The Crusaders, Kurt Rosenwinkel, Kurt Elling, and Terence Blanchard, as well as recording and touring with his ensemble, Kendrick Scott Oracle.

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.

Learn more.

Mar
8
Thu
Members Bus Trip to Mount Vernon, VA
Mar 8 all-day
Members Bus Trip to Mount Vernon, VA

Sorry, this bus trip is SOLD OUT.

Mount Vernon is an American landmark and an enduring tribute to the Father of Our Country, George Washington. The Delaware Art Museum’s Members and their guests will travel by motor coach to Mount Vernon to enjoy a walk through the first president’s colonial Mansion, where the interiors have been meticulously restored to their appearance in 1799, explore the estate’s vast gardens and grounds, and enjoy lunch at the Mount Vernon Inn. .

Space is limited. Contact Heather Morrissey at 302.351.8526 to register.

Registrations will be recorded in the order in which they are received. Payment must be made at time of registration. Reservation fee includes transportation, admission and tours, docent fees, lunch, light snack and wine on return trip, and driver’s gratuity.

Itinerary

7:15 a.m. Depart promptly from Delaware Art Museum
10:30 a.m. Arrive at Mount Vernon*
11:00 a.m. Interpreter-led tour of Mount Vernon mansion
11:45 a.m. Lunch at Mount Vernon Inn**
1:00 p.m. Guide-led walking tour of Mount Vernon grounds
2:05 p.m. Free time to roam
3:30 p.m. Motor coach departs Mount Vernon for return to DAM
6:45 p.m. Arrival at DAM***

*All bags and containers larger than 16 x 16 x 8 inches are prohibited from entering the Mount Vernon property and all bags and containers are subject to inspection upon arrival.

**Three course lunch includes a mixed green salad, your choice of vegetarian lasagna or sliced turkey with gravy with mixed vegetables, and assorted dessert cookies. Please make entrée selection at time of registration and make us aware of any special dietary needs.

***Return time is approximate and may be affected by traffic, weather, ect.

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
10
Sat
Eighth Blackbird
Mar 10 @ 8:00 pm
Eighth Blackbird @ Delaware Art Museum

Named Musical America’s 2017 Ensemble of the Year, Eighth Blackbird has won four Grammy Awards for Best Small Ensemble/Chamber Music Performance.

Eighth Blackbird is “one of the smartest, most dynamic contemporary classical ensembles on the planet” (Chicago Tribune).

Launched by six entrepreneurial Oberlin Conservatory undergraduates in 1996, this Chicago-based super-group has earned its status as “a brand-name…defined by adventure, vibrancy and quality….known for performing from memory, employing choreography and collaborations with theater artists, lighting designers and even puppetry artists” (Detroit Free Press)

Exclusive VIP tickets!

Enjoy the concert with a spectacular view from Chihuly Bridge. Beverage service included.

Click here to purchase VIP tickets.

Learn to Fly from Eighth Blackbird on Vimeo.

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.

Mar
15
Thu
Perfume-Making: Focus on Florals
Mar 15 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Perfume-Making: Focus on Florals

Spend an evening being inspired by Eye on Nature to create your own fragrance using beautiful botanicals and essential oils. Participants will leave with a 1/4 ounce vial of their custom scent. Instructor: Robin Kielkowski.

 

Mar
18
Sun
Slow Art Conversation
Mar 18 @ 2:00 pm
Slow Art Conversation

Slow down, absorb a new work of art, and explore different perspectives through discussion. Curator Margaretta Frederick will lead a Slow Art conversation in front of two works of art in the special exhibition Eye on Nature: Andrew Wyeth and John Ruskin.

Sunday, March 18 | 2:00 p.m.
Thursday, April 12 | 6:00 p.m.

Nature Walk Series: Sunset Walk
Mar 18 @ 6:30 pm
Nature Walk Series: Sunset Walk @ DuPont Environmental Education Center

Observe nature through the lenses of art, horticulture, mindfulness, and the environment on an expert-led walking tour. Walks begin at a different site each week and last one hour unless otherwise noted.

Sorry, this event has been cancelled.

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
5
Thu
Perfume-Making: Focus on Woods
Apr 5 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Perfume-Making: Focus on Woods

Come learn about natural fragrance after viewing the exhibition Eye on Nature: Andrew Wyeth and John Ruskin. Participants will be guided through creating their own fragrance using beautiful botanicals and essential oils. Participants will leave with a 1/4 ounce vial of their custom scent. Instructor: Robin Kielkowski.

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
Nature Walk Series
Apr 8 @ 2:00 pm
Nature Walk Series

Observe nature through the lenses of art, horticulture, mindfulness, and the environment on an expert-led walking tour. Walks begin at a different site each week and last one hour unless otherwise noted.

Native plant walk – Full

Sunday, April 22 | 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. 
Location: Mt. Cuba Center

Mindfulness Walk with Hunter Clark-Fields – Cancelled

Friday, May 11 | 2:00 p.m. 
Location: Valley Garden Park

Urban Horticulture Walk with Educator Mackenzie Knight-Fochs

Sunday, May 20 | 2:00 p.m. 
Location: Delaware Center for Horticulture

REGISTER

Apr
9
Mon
Landscape Photography
Apr 9 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Landscape Photography

This class will focus on light, compostition, and mechanical techniques to produce the ultimate landscape photograph. The session will culminate in an exhibition of student work at the DuPont Environmental Education Center. Weekend field trips will alternate with some classes. Instructor: Kathleen Buckalew. No class May 28. 

Apr
12
Thu
Step Afrika! – School Show – SOLD OUT
Apr 12 @ 10:30 am

Tickets still available to April 13 public performance!

Step Afrika! is the world’s first professional company dedicated to stepping where dancers create extraordinary performances using their bodies as instruments.

The Migration: Reflections on Jacob Lawrence

Step Afrika! uses body percussion and dance to create a lively visual interpretation of painter Jacob Lawrence’s iconic “Migration series.” Lawrence’s paintings depict the Great Migration of African Americans from the rural south to cities in the North, Midwest and West between World War I and World War II. Step Afrika! has used selections from the “Migration Series” as inspiration for a moving concert depicting this seminal moment in American history. This performance is presented as a partnership between the Delaware Art Museum, the Grand Opera House, and Delaware State University.

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.

Slow Art Conversation
Apr 12 @ 6:00 pm
Slow Art Conversation

Slow down, absorb a new work of art, and explore different perspectives through discussion. Curator Margaretta Frederick will lead a Slow Art conversation in front of two works of art in the special exhibition Eye on Nature: Andrew Wyeth and John Ruskin.

Sunday, March 18 | 2:00 p.m.
Thursday, April 12 | 6:00 p.m.

Apr
13
Fri
Step Afrika! – School Show – SOLD OUT
Apr 13 @ 10:30 am

Tickets still available to April 13 public performance!

Step Afrika! is the world’s first professional company dedicated to stepping where dancers create extraordinary performances using their bodies as instruments.

The Migration: Reflections on Jacob Lawrence

Step Afrika! uses body percussion and dance to create a lively visual interpretation of painter Jacob Lawrence’s iconic “Migration series.” Lawrence’s paintings depict the Great Migration of African Americans from the rural south to cities in the North, Midwest and West between World War I and World War II. Step Afrika! has used selections from the “Migration Series” as inspiration for a moving concert depicting this seminal moment in American history. This performance is presented as a partnership between the Delaware Art Museum, the Grand Opera House, and Delaware State University.

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.

Step Afrika! – Public Show
Apr 13 @ 8:00 pm

Step Afrika! is the world’s first professional company dedicated to stepping where dancers create extraordinary performances using their bodies as instruments.

The Migration: Reflections on Jacob Lawrence

Step Afrika! uses body percussion and dance to create a lively visual interpretation of painter Jacob Lawrence’s iconic “Migration series.” Lawrence’s paintings depict the Great Migration of African Americans from the rural south to cities in the North, Midwest and West between World War I and World War II. Step Afrika! has used selections from the “Migration Series” as inspiration for a moving concert depicting this seminal moment in American history. This performance is presented as a partnership between the Delaware Art Museum, the Grand Opera House, and Delaware State University.

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.

Apr
16
Mon
Landscape Photography
Apr 16 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Landscape Photography

This class will focus on light, compostition, and mechanical techniques to produce the ultimate landscape photograph. The session will culminate in an exhibition of student work at the DuPont Environmental Education Center. Weekend field trips will alternate with some classes. Instructor: Kathleen Buckalew. No class May 28. 

Apr
19
Thu
Concerts on Kentmere: Pyxis Piano Quartet
Apr 19 @ 7:30 pm
Concerts on Kentmere: Pyxis Piano Quartet @ Delaware Art Museum

A Century of Artistry inspired by the works of John Ruskin and Andrew Wyeth

7:30 p.m. Curator talk by Margaretta Frederick
8:00 p.m. Pyxis Piano Quartet Concert

Robert Schumann – Piano Quartet in C Minor (1829)
Astor Piazzolla – Selections for Piano Quartet (arranged by Mazzocchi)
Alexandre Tansman – “Suite – divertissement” (1929)

Pyxis Piano Quartet was founded in 2009 to perform chamber music concerts that include works from the sonata, duo, and trio repertoire as well as traditional and contemporary masterpieces for piano quartet.

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

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.

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
Apr
22
Sun
Nature Walk Series
Apr 22 @ 2:00 pm
Nature Walk Series

Observe nature through the lenses of art, horticulture, mindfulness, and the environment on an expert-led walking tour. Walks begin at a different site each week and last one hour unless otherwise noted.

Native plant walk – Full

Sunday, April 22 | 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. 
Location: Mt. Cuba Center

Mindfulness Walk with Hunter Clark-Fields – Cancelled

Friday, May 11 | 2:00 p.m. 
Location: Valley Garden Park

Urban Horticulture Walk with Educator Mackenzie Knight-Fochs

Sunday, May 20 | 2:00 p.m. 
Location: Delaware Center for Horticulture

REGISTER

Apr
23
Mon
Landscape Photography
Apr 23 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Landscape Photography

This class will focus on light, compostition, and mechanical techniques to produce the ultimate landscape photograph. The session will culminate in an exhibition of student work at the DuPont Environmental Education Center. Weekend field trips will alternate with some classes. Instructor: Kathleen Buckalew. No class May 28. 

Apr
28
Sat
Ferns and Flowers Monoprinting – 2-Day Workshop
Apr 28 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Ferns and Flowers Monoprinting - 2-Day Workshop

Discover the thrill of printmaking inspired by nature. Using spring plants and simple materials, students will explore the possibilities of organic and geometric compositions with layered shapes and colors. Instructor: Caroline Coolidge Brown. Supplies provided. 

Apr
29
Sun
Poetry Reading by Larry Kelts
Apr 29 @ 11:00 am

Larry Kelts, a retired scientist and 2017 Delaware Division of the Arts fellowship recipient, will discuss and read some of his ekphrastic poetry—poetry inspired by works of art.  Many of these poems will consider paintings in the Delaware Art Museum.  The majority of the presentation considers Dante Gabriel Rossetti’s paintings in the Pre-Raphaelite Gallery.  “Rossetti’s Muses” looks at Rossetti’s paintings as expressions of his inspiration and pursuit of art through painting and poetry.  Poems on “Summertime,” “Trout Fishing,” and “The Mermaid” as well as several on imaginary works of art will also be read and discussed.  Questions or comments will be welcome.

Right: Veronica Veronese, 1872. Dante Gabriel Rossetti (1828–1882). Oil on canvas, 43 × 35 inches. Delaware Art Museum, Samuel and Mary R. Bancroft Memorial, 1935.

Ferns and Flowers Monoprinting – 2-Day Workshop
Apr 29 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Ferns and Flowers Monoprinting - 2-Day Workshop

Discover the thrill of printmaking inspired by nature. Using spring plants and simple materials, students will explore the possibilities of organic and geometric compositions with layered shapes and colors. Instructor: Caroline Coolidge Brown. Supplies provided. 

On Location Photography Workshops – Cancelled
Apr 29 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
On Location Photography Workshops - Cancelled

Inspired by the exhibition Eye on Nature: Andrew Wyeth and John Ruskin, students will meet at scenic sites to shoot on location. Students will learn about John Ruskin’s philosophy of nature and have the opportunity for group discussion and critique at the follow up session in the Museum’s studios. Students are responsible for paying admission fees at each location. Danny Schweers.

Hagley Museum and Library

Sunday, May 13 | 2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Museum meet up Sunday, May 20 | 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Apr
30
Mon
Landscape Photography
Apr 30 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Landscape Photography

This class will focus on light, compostition, and mechanical techniques to produce the ultimate landscape photograph. The session will culminate in an exhibition of student work at the DuPont Environmental Education Center. Weekend field trips will alternate with some classes. Instructor: Kathleen Buckalew. No class May 28.