PROGRAMS & EVENTS

Jul
15
Fri
Member & Volunteer Appreciation Day: Bring a Friend Friday
Jul 15 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Member & Volunteer Appreciation Day: Bring a Friend Friday
Introduce someone new to the Museum! Guests visiting with Museum Members receive free admission all day. The Museum Store will offer special discounts for Members and their guests. If your guest decides to become a Member, you both will receive a special gift.
Jul
16
Sat
Member & Volunteer Appreciation Day: Ice Cream Social
Jul 16 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Member & Volunteer Appreciation Day: Ice Cream Social

Mark your calendar for this summer’s first-ever Museum Member & Volunteer Appreciation Days, July 14 – 16, 2016. Special events will include an evening picnic in the Copeland Sculpture Garden, a volunteer “thank you” luncheon, and the always popular Ice Cream Social. Watch your mail and email for invitations to individual events and more information.

Jul
17
Sun
Kids’ Corner Creativity Hours
Jul 17 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Kids' Corner Creativity Hours

Don’t miss Kaleidoscope Cove in Kids’ Corner! This interactive installation— imagined by the Museum’s first Family-in-Residence, parents Ben and Eilish Volta and their two sons Milo and Thor—explores Howard Pyle’s work through a kaleidoscopic lens. The temporary installation features a cascading paper garland waterfall and a curtain of paper gold coins, a kid-sized geometric treasure cove, and details of Pyle’s work patterned on the walls. Kaleidoscope Cove will be on view through October 30, 2016.

Kids’ Corner Creativity Hours:
May-October: Thursdays, 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.; Fridays, 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.; and Sundays, Noon – 3:00 p.m.

During designated Creativity Hours, kids are invited to add materials to the evolving treasure cove and create their own kaleidoscopes. Families can also experience the Pyle galleries through the imagination of Milo and his gallery map while creating their own art-inspired maps.

Please help us keep Kaleidoscope Cove special for all families.   

  • Be gentle and safe while you explore the space.
  • Keep your feet on the floor while you play and explore.
  • Beanbags should stay on the ground for kids to sit down.
  • Put books and shapes away when you are finished for the day.
  • It’s always better when families stay and play together!

Explore Kaleidoscope Cove with your family. It’s Okay to touch, read, build, and play in this space. This is a good place to relax and take a break. Snacks are welcome.

SUPPORTERS

Kids’ Corner is supported by the Pollyanna Foundation.

Jul
21
Thu
Kids’ Corner Creativity Hours
Jul 21 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Kids' Corner Creativity Hours

Don’t miss Kaleidoscope Cove in Kids’ Corner! This interactive installation— imagined by the Museum’s first Family-in-Residence, parents Ben and Eilish Volta and their two sons Milo and Thor—explores Howard Pyle’s work through a kaleidoscopic lens. The temporary installation features a cascading paper garland waterfall and a curtain of paper gold coins, a kid-sized geometric treasure cove, and details of Pyle’s work patterned on the walls. Kaleidoscope Cove will be on view through October 30, 2016.

Kids’ Corner Creativity Hours:
May-October: Thursdays, 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.; Fridays, 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.; and Sundays, Noon – 3:00 p.m.

During designated Creativity Hours, kids are invited to add materials to the evolving treasure cove and create their own kaleidoscopes. Families can also experience the Pyle galleries through the imagination of Milo and his gallery map while creating their own art-inspired maps.

Please help us keep Kaleidoscope Cove special for all families.   

  • Be gentle and safe while you explore the space.
  • Keep your feet on the floor while you play and explore.
  • Beanbags should stay on the ground for kids to sit down.
  • Put books and shapes away when you are finished for the day.
  • It’s always better when families stay and play together!

Explore Kaleidoscope Cove with your family. It’s Okay to touch, read, build, and play in this space. This is a good place to relax and take a break. Snacks are welcome.

SUPPORTERS

Kids’ Corner is supported by the Pollyanna Foundation.

Jul
24
Sun
Kids’ Corner Creativity Hours
Jul 24 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Kids' Corner Creativity Hours

Don’t miss Kaleidoscope Cove in Kids’ Corner! This interactive installation— imagined by the Museum’s first Family-in-Residence, parents Ben and Eilish Volta and their two sons Milo and Thor—explores Howard Pyle’s work through a kaleidoscopic lens. The temporary installation features a cascading paper garland waterfall and a curtain of paper gold coins, a kid-sized geometric treasure cove, and details of Pyle’s work patterned on the walls. Kaleidoscope Cove will be on view through October 30, 2016.

Kids’ Corner Creativity Hours:
May-October: Thursdays, 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.; Fridays, 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.; and Sundays, Noon – 3:00 p.m.

During designated Creativity Hours, kids are invited to add materials to the evolving treasure cove and create their own kaleidoscopes. Families can also experience the Pyle galleries through the imagination of Milo and his gallery map while creating their own art-inspired maps.

Please help us keep Kaleidoscope Cove special for all families.   

  • Be gentle and safe while you explore the space.
  • Keep your feet on the floor while you play and explore.
  • Beanbags should stay on the ground for kids to sit down.
  • Put books and shapes away when you are finished for the day.
  • It’s always better when families stay and play together!

Explore Kaleidoscope Cove with your family. It’s Okay to touch, read, build, and play in this space. This is a good place to relax and take a break. Snacks are welcome.

SUPPORTERS

Kids’ Corner is supported by the Pollyanna Foundation.

Jul
28
Thu
Kids’ Corner Creativity Hours
Jul 28 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Kids' Corner Creativity Hours

Don’t miss Kaleidoscope Cove in Kids’ Corner! This interactive installation— imagined by the Museum’s first Family-in-Residence, parents Ben and Eilish Volta and their two sons Milo and Thor—explores Howard Pyle’s work through a kaleidoscopic lens. The temporary installation features a cascading paper garland waterfall and a curtain of paper gold coins, a kid-sized geometric treasure cove, and details of Pyle’s work patterned on the walls. Kaleidoscope Cove will be on view through October 30, 2016.

Kids’ Corner Creativity Hours:
May-October: Thursdays, 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.; Fridays, 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.; and Sundays, Noon – 3:00 p.m.

During designated Creativity Hours, kids are invited to add materials to the evolving treasure cove and create their own kaleidoscopes. Families can also experience the Pyle galleries through the imagination of Milo and his gallery map while creating their own art-inspired maps.

Please help us keep Kaleidoscope Cove special for all families.   

  • Be gentle and safe while you explore the space.
  • Keep your feet on the floor while you play and explore.
  • Beanbags should stay on the ground for kids to sit down.
  • Put books and shapes away when you are finished for the day.
  • It’s always better when families stay and play together!

Explore Kaleidoscope Cove with your family. It’s Okay to touch, read, build, and play in this space. This is a good place to relax and take a break. Snacks are welcome.

SUPPORTERS

Kids’ Corner is supported by the Pollyanna Foundation.

Jul
31
Sun
Kids’ Corner Creativity Hours
Jul 31 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Kids' Corner Creativity Hours

Don’t miss Kaleidoscope Cove in Kids’ Corner! This interactive installation— imagined by the Museum’s first Family-in-Residence, parents Ben and Eilish Volta and their two sons Milo and Thor—explores Howard Pyle’s work through a kaleidoscopic lens. The temporary installation features a cascading paper garland waterfall and a curtain of paper gold coins, a kid-sized geometric treasure cove, and details of Pyle’s work patterned on the walls. Kaleidoscope Cove will be on view through October 30, 2016.

Kids’ Corner Creativity Hours:
May-October: Thursdays, 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.; Fridays, 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.; and Sundays, Noon – 3:00 p.m.

During designated Creativity Hours, kids are invited to add materials to the evolving treasure cove and create their own kaleidoscopes. Families can also experience the Pyle galleries through the imagination of Milo and his gallery map while creating their own art-inspired maps.

Please help us keep Kaleidoscope Cove special for all families.   

  • Be gentle and safe while you explore the space.
  • Keep your feet on the floor while you play and explore.
  • Beanbags should stay on the ground for kids to sit down.
  • Put books and shapes away when you are finished for the day.
  • It’s always better when families stay and play together!

Explore Kaleidoscope Cove with your family. It’s Okay to touch, read, build, and play in this space. This is a good place to relax and take a break. Snacks are welcome.

SUPPORTERS

Kids’ Corner is supported by the Pollyanna Foundation.

Aug
4
Thu
Kids’ Corner Creativity Hours
Aug 4 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Kids' Corner Creativity Hours

Don’t miss Kaleidoscope Cove in Kids’ Corner! This interactive installation— imagined by the Museum’s first Family-in-Residence, parents Ben and Eilish Volta and their two sons Milo and Thor—explores Howard Pyle’s work through a kaleidoscopic lens. The temporary installation features a cascading paper garland waterfall and a curtain of paper gold coins, a kid-sized geometric treasure cove, and details of Pyle’s work patterned on the walls. Kaleidoscope Cove will be on view through October 30, 2016.

Kids’ Corner Creativity Hours:
May-October: Thursdays, 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.; Fridays, 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.; and Sundays, Noon – 3:00 p.m.

During designated Creativity Hours, kids are invited to add materials to the evolving treasure cove and create their own kaleidoscopes. Families can also experience the Pyle galleries through the imagination of Milo and his gallery map while creating their own art-inspired maps.

Please help us keep Kaleidoscope Cove special for all families.   

  • Be gentle and safe while you explore the space.
  • Keep your feet on the floor while you play and explore.
  • Beanbags should stay on the ground for kids to sit down.
  • Put books and shapes away when you are finished for the day.
  • It’s always better when families stay and play together!

Explore Kaleidoscope Cove with your family. It’s Okay to touch, read, build, and play in this space. This is a good place to relax and take a break. Snacks are welcome.

SUPPORTERS

Kids’ Corner is supported by the Pollyanna Foundation.

Aug
7
Sun
Kids’ Corner Creativity Hours
Aug 7 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Kids' Corner Creativity Hours

Don’t miss Kaleidoscope Cove in Kids’ Corner! This interactive installation— imagined by the Museum’s first Family-in-Residence, parents Ben and Eilish Volta and their two sons Milo and Thor—explores Howard Pyle’s work through a kaleidoscopic lens. The temporary installation features a cascading paper garland waterfall and a curtain of paper gold coins, a kid-sized geometric treasure cove, and details of Pyle’s work patterned on the walls. Kaleidoscope Cove will be on view through October 30, 2016.

Kids’ Corner Creativity Hours:
May-October: Thursdays, 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.; Fridays, 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.; and Sundays, Noon – 3:00 p.m.

During designated Creativity Hours, kids are invited to add materials to the evolving treasure cove and create their own kaleidoscopes. Families can also experience the Pyle galleries through the imagination of Milo and his gallery map while creating their own art-inspired maps.

Please help us keep Kaleidoscope Cove special for all families.   

  • Be gentle and safe while you explore the space.
  • Keep your feet on the floor while you play and explore.
  • Beanbags should stay on the ground for kids to sit down.
  • Put books and shapes away when you are finished for the day.
  • It’s always better when families stay and play together!

Explore Kaleidoscope Cove with your family. It’s Okay to touch, read, build, and play in this space. This is a good place to relax and take a break. Snacks are welcome.

SUPPORTERS

Kids’ Corner is supported by the Pollyanna Foundation.

Aug
11
Thu
Kids’ Corner Creativity Hours
Aug 11 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Kids' Corner Creativity Hours

Don’t miss Kaleidoscope Cove in Kids’ Corner! This interactive installation— imagined by the Museum’s first Family-in-Residence, parents Ben and Eilish Volta and their two sons Milo and Thor—explores Howard Pyle’s work through a kaleidoscopic lens. The temporary installation features a cascading paper garland waterfall and a curtain of paper gold coins, a kid-sized geometric treasure cove, and details of Pyle’s work patterned on the walls. Kaleidoscope Cove will be on view through October 30, 2016.

Kids’ Corner Creativity Hours:
May-October: Thursdays, 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.; Fridays, 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.; and Sundays, Noon – 3:00 p.m.

During designated Creativity Hours, kids are invited to add materials to the evolving treasure cove and create their own kaleidoscopes. Families can also experience the Pyle galleries through the imagination of Milo and his gallery map while creating their own art-inspired maps.

Please help us keep Kaleidoscope Cove special for all families.   

  • Be gentle and safe while you explore the space.
  • Keep your feet on the floor while you play and explore.
  • Beanbags should stay on the ground for kids to sit down.
  • Put books and shapes away when you are finished for the day.
  • It’s always better when families stay and play together!

Explore Kaleidoscope Cove with your family. It’s Okay to touch, read, build, and play in this space. This is a good place to relax and take a break. Snacks are welcome.

SUPPORTERS

Kids’ Corner is supported by the Pollyanna Foundation.

Sketch It! Critters from the Delaware Museum of Natural History
Aug 11 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Sketch It! Critters from the Delaware Museum of Natural History

Draw live animals in the Copeland Sculpture Garden and create your own Edward Koren-inspired cartoons and creatures with the Delaware Museum of Natural History. Materials provided. All ages welcome. 

Aug
14
Sun
Kids’ Corner Creativity Hours
Aug 14 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Kids' Corner Creativity Hours

Don’t miss Kaleidoscope Cove in Kids’ Corner! This interactive installation— imagined by the Museum’s first Family-in-Residence, parents Ben and Eilish Volta and their two sons Milo and Thor—explores Howard Pyle’s work through a kaleidoscopic lens. The temporary installation features a cascading paper garland waterfall and a curtain of paper gold coins, a kid-sized geometric treasure cove, and details of Pyle’s work patterned on the walls. Kaleidoscope Cove will be on view through October 30, 2016.

Kids’ Corner Creativity Hours:
May-October: Thursdays, 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.; Fridays, 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.; and Sundays, Noon – 3:00 p.m.

During designated Creativity Hours, kids are invited to add materials to the evolving treasure cove and create their own kaleidoscopes. Families can also experience the Pyle galleries through the imagination of Milo and his gallery map while creating their own art-inspired maps.

Please help us keep Kaleidoscope Cove special for all families.   

  • Be gentle and safe while you explore the space.
  • Keep your feet on the floor while you play and explore.
  • Beanbags should stay on the ground for kids to sit down.
  • Put books and shapes away when you are finished for the day.
  • It’s always better when families stay and play together!

Explore Kaleidoscope Cove with your family. It’s Okay to touch, read, build, and play in this space. This is a good place to relax and take a break. Snacks are welcome.

SUPPORTERS

Kids’ Corner is supported by the Pollyanna Foundation.

Aug
18
Thu
Kids’ Corner Creativity Hours
Aug 18 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Kids' Corner Creativity Hours

Don’t miss Kaleidoscope Cove in Kids’ Corner! This interactive installation— imagined by the Museum’s first Family-in-Residence, parents Ben and Eilish Volta and their two sons Milo and Thor—explores Howard Pyle’s work through a kaleidoscopic lens. The temporary installation features a cascading paper garland waterfall and a curtain of paper gold coins, a kid-sized geometric treasure cove, and details of Pyle’s work patterned on the walls. Kaleidoscope Cove will be on view through October 30, 2016.

Kids’ Corner Creativity Hours:
May-October: Thursdays, 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.; Fridays, 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.; and Sundays, Noon – 3:00 p.m.

During designated Creativity Hours, kids are invited to add materials to the evolving treasure cove and create their own kaleidoscopes. Families can also experience the Pyle galleries through the imagination of Milo and his gallery map while creating their own art-inspired maps.

Please help us keep Kaleidoscope Cove special for all families.   

  • Be gentle and safe while you explore the space.
  • Keep your feet on the floor while you play and explore.
  • Beanbags should stay on the ground for kids to sit down.
  • Put books and shapes away when you are finished for the day.
  • It’s always better when families stay and play together!

Explore Kaleidoscope Cove with your family. It’s Okay to touch, read, build, and play in this space. This is a good place to relax and take a break. Snacks are welcome.

SUPPORTERS

Kids’ Corner is supported by the Pollyanna Foundation.

Bitter Homes & Gardens presented by The Bearded Ladies
Aug 18 @ 6:30 pm
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The Bearded Ladies

Philadelphia’s famous cabaret company, The Bearded Ladies, go back to their roots with this outdoor cabaret that asks: “If plants had voices, what would they sing?” This hour-long botanical spectacle will feature flowers, ferns, weeds, and vegetables singing and dancing their way through the big questions that face our plant brethren. Led by Jebediah Eatin-Good, a friendly ear of corn, this bio-diverse cabaret features a range of music from Bill Withers, Bob Dylan, and Tom Waits to RaeLynn and Faith Hill, as well as original songs by resident composer Heath Allen. Join The Bearded Ladies afterwards for a post-show talk on satire.

Adults and families welcome. Bring your own lawn chairs and/or blankets. Performance will take place in the Copeland Sculpture Garden (indoors if inclement weather). Food and drinks available in the Thronson Café by Toscana. Click here to preorder a meal by Monday, August 15.

This program is made possible by the Mary Page and Tom Evans Fund.

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Aug
21
Sun
Kids’ Corner Creativity Hours
Aug 21 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Kids' Corner Creativity Hours

Don’t miss Kaleidoscope Cove in Kids’ Corner! This interactive installation— imagined by the Museum’s first Family-in-Residence, parents Ben and Eilish Volta and their two sons Milo and Thor—explores Howard Pyle’s work through a kaleidoscopic lens. The temporary installation features a cascading paper garland waterfall and a curtain of paper gold coins, a kid-sized geometric treasure cove, and details of Pyle’s work patterned on the walls. Kaleidoscope Cove will be on view through October 30, 2016.

Kids’ Corner Creativity Hours:
May-October: Thursdays, 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.; Fridays, 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.; and Sundays, Noon – 3:00 p.m.

During designated Creativity Hours, kids are invited to add materials to the evolving treasure cove and create their own kaleidoscopes. Families can also experience the Pyle galleries through the imagination of Milo and his gallery map while creating their own art-inspired maps.

Please help us keep Kaleidoscope Cove special for all families.   

  • Be gentle and safe while you explore the space.
  • Keep your feet on the floor while you play and explore.
  • Beanbags should stay on the ground for kids to sit down.
  • Put books and shapes away when you are finished for the day.
  • It’s always better when families stay and play together!

Explore Kaleidoscope Cove with your family. It’s Okay to touch, read, build, and play in this space. This is a good place to relax and take a break. Snacks are welcome.

SUPPORTERS

Kids’ Corner is supported by the Pollyanna Foundation.

Aug
25
Thu
Kids’ Corner Creativity Hours
Aug 25 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Kids' Corner Creativity Hours

Don’t miss Kaleidoscope Cove in Kids’ Corner! This interactive installation— imagined by the Museum’s first Family-in-Residence, parents Ben and Eilish Volta and their two sons Milo and Thor—explores Howard Pyle’s work through a kaleidoscopic lens. The temporary installation features a cascading paper garland waterfall and a curtain of paper gold coins, a kid-sized geometric treasure cove, and details of Pyle’s work patterned on the walls. Kaleidoscope Cove will be on view through October 30, 2016.

Kids’ Corner Creativity Hours:
May-October: Thursdays, 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.; Fridays, 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.; and Sundays, Noon – 3:00 p.m.

During designated Creativity Hours, kids are invited to add materials to the evolving treasure cove and create their own kaleidoscopes. Families can also experience the Pyle galleries through the imagination of Milo and his gallery map while creating their own art-inspired maps.

Please help us keep Kaleidoscope Cove special for all families.   

  • Be gentle and safe while you explore the space.
  • Keep your feet on the floor while you play and explore.
  • Beanbags should stay on the ground for kids to sit down.
  • Put books and shapes away when you are finished for the day.
  • It’s always better when families stay and play together!

Explore Kaleidoscope Cove with your family. It’s Okay to touch, read, build, and play in this space. This is a good place to relax and take a break. Snacks are welcome.

SUPPORTERS

Kids’ Corner is supported by the Pollyanna Foundation.

Aug
28
Sun
Kids’ Corner Creativity Hours
Aug 28 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Kids' Corner Creativity Hours

Don’t miss Kaleidoscope Cove in Kids’ Corner! This interactive installation— imagined by the Museum’s first Family-in-Residence, parents Ben and Eilish Volta and their two sons Milo and Thor—explores Howard Pyle’s work through a kaleidoscopic lens. The temporary installation features a cascading paper garland waterfall and a curtain of paper gold coins, a kid-sized geometric treasure cove, and details of Pyle’s work patterned on the walls. Kaleidoscope Cove will be on view through October 30, 2016.

Kids’ Corner Creativity Hours:
May-October: Thursdays, 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.; Fridays, 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.; and Sundays, Noon – 3:00 p.m.

During designated Creativity Hours, kids are invited to add materials to the evolving treasure cove and create their own kaleidoscopes. Families can also experience the Pyle galleries through the imagination of Milo and his gallery map while creating their own art-inspired maps.

Please help us keep Kaleidoscope Cove special for all families.   

  • Be gentle and safe while you explore the space.
  • Keep your feet on the floor while you play and explore.
  • Beanbags should stay on the ground for kids to sit down.
  • Put books and shapes away when you are finished for the day.
  • It’s always better when families stay and play together!

Explore Kaleidoscope Cove with your family. It’s Okay to touch, read, build, and play in this space. This is a good place to relax and take a break. Snacks are welcome.

SUPPORTERS

Kids’ Corner is supported by the Pollyanna Foundation.

Sep
1
Thu
Volunteer Information Reception
Sep 1 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Volunteer Information Reception

Interested in volunteering?

There are plenty of opportunities available. Join us at our first-ever Volunteer Information Reception on Thursday, September 1 from 5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. to learn more. Meet our staff, tour our galleries, have some refreshments, and find out how you can get involved.

Volunteers assist with special events, help facilitate family arts and crafts activities, and provide support with office needs and projects. Volunteers also receive special incentives. Ages 15 and older are welcome.

RSVP before August 28th and receive a free family pass. Please contact Marie Cordivano at mcordivano@delart.org or 302.351.8572 for more information.

Sep
4
Sun
Kids’ Corner Creativity Hours
Sep 4 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Kids' Corner Creativity Hours

Don’t miss Kaleidoscope Cove in Kids’ Corner! This interactive installation— imagined by the Museum’s first Family-in-Residence, parents Ben and Eilish Volta and their two sons Milo and Thor—explores Howard Pyle’s work through a kaleidoscopic lens. The temporary installation features a cascading paper garland waterfall and a curtain of paper gold coins, a kid-sized geometric treasure cove, and details of Pyle’s work patterned on the walls. Kaleidoscope Cove will be on view through October 30, 2016.

Kids’ Corner Creativity Hours:
May-October: Thursdays, 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.; Fridays, 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.; and Sundays, Noon – 3:00 p.m.

During designated Creativity Hours, kids are invited to add materials to the evolving treasure cove and create their own kaleidoscopes. Families can also experience the Pyle galleries through the imagination of Milo and his gallery map while creating their own art-inspired maps.

Please help us keep Kaleidoscope Cove special for all families.   

  • Be gentle and safe while you explore the space.
  • Keep your feet on the floor while you play and explore.
  • Beanbags should stay on the ground for kids to sit down.
  • Put books and shapes away when you are finished for the day.
  • It’s always better when families stay and play together!

Explore Kaleidoscope Cove with your family. It’s Okay to touch, read, build, and play in this space. This is a good place to relax and take a break. Snacks are welcome.

SUPPORTERS

Kids’ Corner is supported by the Pollyanna Foundation.

Sep
9
Fri
Creature Feature: Pixar Shorts in the Copeland Sculpture Garden
Sep 9 @ 6:30 pm – 8:45 pm

pixarshortsOutdoor artmaking: 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Film: 7:30 p.m. – 8:45 p.m.

Relax on the lawn and enjoy a family movie night! Join us for outside artmaking and stay to watch Pixar’s animated short films on an outdoor screen.

Sep
11
Sun
Kids’ Corner Creativity Hours
Sep 11 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Kids' Corner Creativity Hours

Don’t miss Kaleidoscope Cove in Kids’ Corner! This interactive installation— imagined by the Museum’s first Family-in-Residence, parents Ben and Eilish Volta and their two sons Milo and Thor—explores Howard Pyle’s work through a kaleidoscopic lens. The temporary installation features a cascading paper garland waterfall and a curtain of paper gold coins, a kid-sized geometric treasure cove, and details of Pyle’s work patterned on the walls. Kaleidoscope Cove will be on view through October 30, 2016.

Kids’ Corner Creativity Hours:
May-October: Thursdays, 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.; Fridays, 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.; and Sundays, Noon – 3:00 p.m.

During designated Creativity Hours, kids are invited to add materials to the evolving treasure cove and create their own kaleidoscopes. Families can also experience the Pyle galleries through the imagination of Milo and his gallery map while creating their own art-inspired maps.

Please help us keep Kaleidoscope Cove special for all families.   

  • Be gentle and safe while you explore the space.
  • Keep your feet on the floor while you play and explore.
  • Beanbags should stay on the ground for kids to sit down.
  • Put books and shapes away when you are finished for the day.
  • It’s always better when families stay and play together!

Explore Kaleidoscope Cove with your family. It’s Okay to touch, read, build, and play in this space. This is a good place to relax and take a break. Snacks are welcome.

SUPPORTERS

Kids’ Corner is supported by the Pollyanna Foundation.

Sep
17
Sat
Korean Festival & Harvest Celebration
Sep 17 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
Korean Festival & Harvest Celebration

Participate in a cultural exchange with activities and performances exploring both traditional and modern Korean culture and celebrating the Korean Thanksgiving, Chuseok. Recommended for all ages.

Connected Series

Connected is a new program series featuring events produced by the community, for the community. Each program is designed to make unique connections to the Museum’s collections and Delaware’s arts and culture. For a full list of programs and details, click here. All events are free and open to the public.

Sep
18
Sun
Kids’ Corner Creativity Hours
Sep 18 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Kids' Corner Creativity Hours

Don’t miss Kaleidoscope Cove in Kids’ Corner! This interactive installation— imagined by the Museum’s first Family-in-Residence, parents Ben and Eilish Volta and their two sons Milo and Thor—explores Howard Pyle’s work through a kaleidoscopic lens. The temporary installation features a cascading paper garland waterfall and a curtain of paper gold coins, a kid-sized geometric treasure cove, and details of Pyle’s work patterned on the walls. Kaleidoscope Cove will be on view through October 30, 2016.

Kids’ Corner Creativity Hours:
May-October: Thursdays, 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.; Fridays, 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.; and Sundays, Noon – 3:00 p.m.

During designated Creativity Hours, kids are invited to add materials to the evolving treasure cove and create their own kaleidoscopes. Families can also experience the Pyle galleries through the imagination of Milo and his gallery map while creating their own art-inspired maps.

Please help us keep Kaleidoscope Cove special for all families.   

  • Be gentle and safe while you explore the space.
  • Keep your feet on the floor while you play and explore.
  • Beanbags should stay on the ground for kids to sit down.
  • Put books and shapes away when you are finished for the day.
  • It’s always better when families stay and play together!

Explore Kaleidoscope Cove with your family. It’s Okay to touch, read, build, and play in this space. This is a good place to relax and take a break. Snacks are welcome.

SUPPORTERS

Kids’ Corner is supported by the Pollyanna Foundation.

Sep
22
Thu
Fall Equinox Labyrinth Walk
Sep 22 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Fall Equinox Labyrinth Walk

Celebrate the beginning of fall with a walk in the Labyrinth in the Anthony N. Fusco Reservoir! There is no fee for this program, but donations are accepted to help maintain the Museum’s labyrinth.

Sep
23
Fri
IX Preview Weekend
Sep 23 all-day

Online ticket sales will end at 4pm on Friday, September 23. Tickets for the weekend must be purchased onsite after that time.

Imaginative Realism combines classical painting techniques with narrative subjects, focusing on the unreal, the unseen, and the impossible. In partnership with IX Arts organizers, the Delaware Art Museum will host the first IX Preview Weekend, celebrating Imaginative Realism and to kick off IX9–the annual groundbreaking art show, symposium, and celebration dedicated solely to the genre. Imaginative Realism is the cutting edge of contemporary painting and illustration and often includes themes related to science fiction and fantasy movies, games, and books.

A pop-up exhibition and the weekend of events will feature over 16 contemporary artists internationally recognized for their contributions to Star Wars, The Lord of the Rings, Avatar, Marvel, DC Comics, Blizzard Entertainment, and Wizards of the Coast, among others.

The weekend will also include after-hours events, performances, exclusive workshops with artists, talks, film screenings, artist signings, live demos, and games.

Ticket options
**Includes admission to the Museum**
Non-Member Member & Student
Weekend Pass (Sat & Sun includes films, does not include workshops or Kick-off Party) $50 $40
Day pass (Sat or Sun, includes films, does not include workshops) $35 $25
Friday Kick-off Party  only $10 $5
Workshops $50 $50

**Cosplay is encouraged for guests (no weapons, please). If you have cosplay parts that extend from the body, we ask that you check them in our coatroom before entering gallery spaces so we can keep the Museum’s artwork and other guests safe.

 

SCHEDULE

Friday, September 23

10:30 am – 11:30 am:  Glory of Stories, Guest storyteller Ruth Sanderson – PAPA GATTO
6:00 pm – 10:00 pm:  IX Kick-off Party with Dr. Sketchy’s Philly costumed models and over 12 Rolling Revolution food trucks

Saturday, September 24

10:00 am – 4:00 pm:  Check-in and Expo
10:00 am – 1:00 pm:  DEMO with Michael Whelan
10:15 am – 12:15 pm:  WORKSHOP with Bob Eggleton 1 of 2 (pre-registration required) – Seascapes (see description below)
10:30 am – 11:15 am:  ARTIST-LED TOUR  with Steve Hickman
10:30 am – 11:30 am:  Glory of Stories, Guest storyteller Ruth Sanderson
11:15 am – noon:  SKETCHING Tour with Matthew Stewart
12:15 pm – 1:15 pm:  KEYNOTE – Dave Palumbo
1:00 pm – 4:00 pm:  DEMO with Jordu Schell
1:30 pm – 2:15 pm:  ARTIST-LED TOUR – Britt Snyder
2:00 pm – 4:00 pm:  WORKSHOP with Bob Eggleton 2 of 2 (pre-registration required) – Seascapes (see description below)
2:15 pm – 3:00 pm:  Curator-led Tour with Delaware Art Museum curator Mary Holahan
4:00 pm – 7:00 pm: Magic the Gathering Game Night hosted by Days of Knights – For beginners and expert players. Details below
7:00 pm – 9:30 pm:  Outdoor Film: Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Sunday, September 25 

10:00 am – 4:00 pm:  Check-in (until 2pm) and Expo
10:00 am – 1:00 pm:  DEMO with Matt Stawicki (digital)
10:15 am – 12:15 pm:  WORKSHOP with Donato Giancola SOLD OUT
10:30 am – 11:15 am:  ARTIST-LED TOUR with Mark Zug
11:15 am – noon:  SKETCHING Tour with Julie Bell
12:15 pm – 1:15 pm:  KEYNOTE – Greg Hildebrandt
1:00 pm – 2:00 pm:  DEMO with Dorian Vallejo
1:30 pm – 2:15 pm:  ARTIST-LED TOUR with William O’Connor
2:00 pm – 4:00 pm:  WORKSHOP Donato Giancola SOLD OUT
2:15 pm – 3:00 pm:  Curator-led Tour with Delaware Art Museum Curator Mary Holahan
2:15 pm – 3:45 pm:  FILM & DISCUSSION – Art of the Fantastic with Bill Niemeyer and artists

Related Events

IX Preview Weekend: Kick-off Party 
Sept 23 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

IX Preview Weekend: Outdoor Film – Star Wars: The Force Awakens
Sept 24 @ 7:00 pm

Workshop with Bob Eggleton: Seascapes
Sept 24 @ 10:15 am – 12:15 pm and 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
During this hands on demonstration and group painting salon, Bob Eggleton will walk participants through creating a seascape in acrylic paint with a nod to the ocean as ‘character’. Incorporated into the illustration storytelling aspect of this demonstration will be construction of the ocean as narrative using elements, from the subtle to the extreme, like sea monsters, antique ships, rocks, waves, clouds, lighting, and odd bits of flotsam and jetsam debris. Bob will share his own experience as well as that of his heroes, classic 19th and 20th century illustrators and fine art Masters.  Pre-registration required.
Supplies: Attendees should bring preferred acrylic painting setup, including brushes, paints, and paper/panels/boards

Magic the Gathering Game Night hosted by Days of Knights
Sept 24 @ 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Join Days of Knights for Magic the Gathering demos and games! At the Anatomy of a Magic Card tables, learn how to read a Magic Card and the many symbols and numbers associated with them. At the How to Design a Magic Deck tables, discover basic deck construction ideas and tips (Denial, Allies Assemble, Trample ‘Em, Spirits, Old School, etc.) Players can also join tournaments with eight-man single elimination events that will guarantee three rounds of play with a Days of Knights Gift Certificate and other prizes for the Winner! For beginners and advanced players.

Drawing Workshop and Lecture with Donato Giancola: Compositional Drawing
Sept 25 @ 10:15 am – 12:15 pm and 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm SOLD OUT

Donato will share his knowledge and approach to producing skillfully drafted drawings.  Pre-registration required.*

Supplies: Attendees should bring along their own preferred drawing utensils (pencils, paper,sketchbooks, etc) as well as a few favorite images/photos of themes they wish to create work upon. Alternative drawing supplies will also be available for use.

Media Sponsor

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To view large images and caption information, click below.

Imaginative Realism

The Imaginative Realism tradition harkens back to many of the great 19th century Romantic, Pre-Raphaelite and Victorian artists such as John Martin, Edward Burne-Jones, and John William Waterhouse, and moves through many of the great Golden Age illustrators of the late 19th and early 20th centuries, including Howard Pyle and N.C. Wyeth, both well-represented in the Museum’s collection. Rarely seen fantasy works from Pyle and other Golden Age illustrators not usually on view will be displayed in the Museum’s permanent collection galleries during IX Preview Weekend.

With the mass exposure to imaginative subjects that has come with science fiction and fantasy movies, games, and books throughout the 20th century and up to the present, the imagery of these artists is more deeply embedded in the public consciousness and popular culture than ever before.

Artists Bios

Greg_2014_BW_JGreg Hildebrandt is best known for his work on the world-famous poster for Star Wars, the best-selling calendars illustrating J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings, and the fantasy novel Urshurak. He also worked on advertising art, hundreds of classic children’s books, the covers of numerous fantasy and science fiction novels, and Marvel and DC Comics.
Boris_BWBoris Vallejo’s works are known and loved around the world. He is famous for his illustrations of Tarzan, Conan the Barbarian, Doc Savage, and many other fantasy characters, as well as movie poster illustration, advertisement illustration, and artwork for collectibles, trading cards, and sculpture.
Julie_Bell_BWJulie Bell is a world-renowned, award-winning fantasy artist and wildlife painter. Julie has won two Chesley Awards and was the designer of the popular and award-winning series Dragons of Destiny. She also has won numerous first-place awards in the Art Renewal Center’s International Salon and was named a Living Master.
Whelan_BWMichael Whelan has created book and album covers for authors and musicians for 40 years, including Isaac Asimov, Stephen King, the Jacksons, and Meat Loaf. His clients have included every major U.S. book publisher, the National Geographic Society, CBS Records, and the Franklin Mint. As one of the most honored artist in science fiction, Michael has won 15 Hugo Awards, three World Fantasy Awards, and 13 Chesleys from the Association of Science Fiction and Fantasy Artists. Spectrum: The Best in Contemporary Fantastic Art named him a Grand Master in 2004.
MattStewart_BWMatt Stewart graduated with a BFA in illustration from Parsons School of Design in 1999 and turned his fascination with fantasy art into a career, working for book publishers and gaming companies, such as Wizards of the Coast, Upper Deck, Tor Books, and Duirwaigh Gallery. His work can be seen in multiple Spectrum Annuals, and has won multiple Chesley Awards.
DorianVallejoDorian Vallejo’s career began formally in his late teens when he began receiving commissions from publishing houses in New York while attending the School of Visual Arts. His love of traditional media and the figure drew him to portraiture and to focus on personal work, where he explores his other artistic interests. These days Dorian spends most of his time creating paintings and drawings for sale through galleries.
OConnor_BWWilliam O’Connor is the author and illustrator of the best-selling Dracopedia book trilogy and has produced over 5,000 illustrations for the gaming and publishing business for over 25 years. He has worked with such companies as Wizards of the Coast, Impact Books, Blizzard Entertainment, Sterling Publishing, Lucasfilm, and Activision. He has won over 30 industry awards for artistic excellence. William has taught and lectured around the country about his varied artwork; he is also a regular contributor to the popular art blog Muddy Colors and exhibits his work at such industry shows as IX, New York Comic Con, and Gen Con.
Rebecca Leveille-Guay is a graduate of Pratt Institute. Rebecca has been in group shows at R. Michelson Galleries, Allentown Art Museum, La Luz de Jesus Gallery, and Jonathan LeVine Gallery. She has been a guest artist/speaker at Rhode Island School of Design, the University of Massachusetts, Savannah College of Art and Design, and Fordham University. Rebecca has also been a guest instructor at Pratt Institute, and a guest artist by invitation to shows and events in Melbourne (Australia), Paris, Nagoya and Osaka (Japan), and Valencia, San Fernando, and Torrelavega (Spain). Her work has been reproduced in Juxtapoz magazine and featured in online articles with Juxatpoz.com and HiFructose.com.
Bob_Eggleton_BWBob Eggleton is a successful science fiction, fantasy, and landscape artist. Winner of nine Hugo Awards, 12 Chesley Awards, 1999 Skylark Award, and two Locus Awards, his art can be seen on many magazines and books, including The First Men in the Moon by H.G.Wells, Dragonhenge (2002), and The Stardragons (2005). Bob has also worked as a conceptual illustrator for movies such as Sphere (1998), Jimmy Neutron Boy Genius (2001), and The Ant Bully (2006), and the thrill ride Star Trek: The Experience in Las Vegas. He has been elected as a Fellow of The International Association of Astronomical Artists, and is a Fellow of The New England Science Fiction Association.
Jordu Schell has been in the film and television industry since 1987. His talent as a designer and sculptor is world renowned, and his credits include: Avatar, The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian, 300, Hellboy, Aliens vs. Predator: Requiem, Men in Black, The Mist, Batman Returns, Edward Scissorhands, Alien: Resurrection, The X-Files Movie, Predator II, Galaxy Quest, Evolution, and many more. He also designed Emmy award-winning creature makeup and the first fully digital creature for a television series for Babylon 5.
Donato_BWDonato Giancola teaches at the School of Visual Arts, at Amherst College (Illustration Master Class), and online for the SmArt School. He appears at various institutions and conventions, from San Diego to Rome to Moscow. Since 1993, Donato has developed a list of clients that range from major book publishers and concept design firms, including the United Nations, Lucasfilm, National Geographic, CNN, DC Comics, Microsoft, Playboy Magazine, U.S. Postal Service, Wizards of the Coast, Scholastic, Tor Books, Random House, Time/Warner, and the Syfy Channel. He has received the Hamilton King Award from the Society of Illustrators, and 20 Chesley Awards from the Association of Science Fiction and Fantasy Artists.
DavePalumbo_BWDavid Palumbo aims to craft a moody world rich in mystery and danger. He is interested in atmospheric scenes, which combine a modern psychology and texture with a classic painterly and expressive hand. His work can be found on book covers and gaming cards and has been honored with multiple awards, including a Chesley and several Spectrum medals. In addition to genre illustration, his work is featured fine art galleries from New York to Paris, and he has published several collections of his personal paintings.
ZugBWMark Zug’s formative inspirations were N.C. Wyeth, Howard Pyle, J. C. Leyendecker, and others of the Brandywine illustration tradition. His work was first published in 1994 with I, Robot: The Illustrated Screenplay by Harlan Ellison. His artwork has appeared on the covers of novels for Eberron and Forgotten Realms. His work has also appeared in Popular Science, Dragon, Dungeon, Duelist, Inquest, and Star Wars Gamer. He has illustrated for Shadowrun, BattleTech, Dune, Magic: The Gathering, and World of Warcraft. In recent years, he has become the illustrator of the best-selling Septimus Heap series of fantasy novels by Angie Sage. He holds a Jack Gaughan Award, a Chesley Award, and an Illie Award.
RuthSanderson_BWRuth Sanderson’s love of fairy tales and fantasy began when she was a child, reading her father’s battered copy of Grimms’ Fairy Tales. Ruth has illustrated over 80 books for children, and her fairy tales have received much acclaim. Her work can also be found on book covers, collector’s plates, puzzles, and greeting cards, and she has exhibited in museums, galleries, and numerous science fiction and fantasy conventions. Ruth was the Artist Guest of Honor at the 2011 World Fantasy Convention, and received the Inkpot Award at the 2013 San Diego Comi-Con. The original artwork from her book The Twelve Dancing Princesses is now in the permanent collection of the Norman Rockwell Museum.
Hickman-PortraitStephen Hickman has been illustrating science fiction and fantasy for four decades. His work is inspired by the masters of fantasy and science fiction writing, including J.R.R. Tolkien, H.P. Lovecraft, A. Merritt, Edgar Rice Burroughs, and Clark Ashton Smith. His illustrations have been used as cover work for many contemporary writers: Stephen Brust, Hal Colbatch, Tom Cool, Gordon Dickson, David Drake, Harlan Ellison, Robert Heinlein, Anne McCaffrey, Larry Niven, Andre Norton, Jerry Pournelle, and Steve Stirling, among others. Hickman’s work has earned him critical acclaim, including a World Science Fiction Convention’s Hugo Award, six Chesley Awards from the Association of Science Fiction and Fantasy Artists, and two Spectrum Gold Awards.
Stawicki Portrait 1016Matt Stawicki’s aesthetic is greatly influenced by Howard Pyle, N.C. Wyeth, Norman Rockwell, and Maxfield Parrish. Born and raised in Wilmington, Delaware, Matt graduated from the Pennsylvania School of Art and Design in 1991. Since beginning his professional career, he has created many images for a wide range of products, including book covers, video game covers, collectible cards, CD cover art, and many other fantasy products. Matt’s work has been showcased in The Masters of Dragonlance Art and Dragon Art and select clients include Daw Books, Tor Books and Time/Warner Books, Monte Cook Games, Milton-Bradley, Hasbro, Wizards of the Coast, Vivendi Games, The Franklin Mint, and The Bradford Exchange. His art can also be seen at various pop culture conventions such as DragonCon, GenCon, and IX.

britt_bwBritt Snyder Britt Snyder is an oil  painter in the Boston area and has been featured in Spectrum 21: The Best in Contemporary Fantastic Art, High FructoseImagineFX Magazine, Southwest Art, American Art Collector, and was awarded the 2014 Rising Stars Award through Muddy Colors blog for his oil paintings. Britt is the 2016 Grand Prize awardee of The Artist’s Magazine all media competition. He has 14 years experience as a commercial artist for companies such as SONY, THQ, Blizzard Entertainment, and many others.

About IX

Launched in 2008, IX is the first, groundbreaking art show, symposium, and celebration dedicated solely to Imaginative Realism–bringing artists, students, collectors, and art fans together for an annual gathering intended to inspire and create further awareness and zeal for Imaginative Realism and the realm of the fantastic.

IX is the world’s largest gathering of artists, students, and collectors of Imaginative Realist art. Each year, over 200 artists come to IX from around the world for five days to exhibit their work, finding inspiration and buyers in equal measure. Over the years, the show has been attended by artists from all over the United States, Canada, Spain, Australia, France, Germany, the United Kingdom, Croatia, and the Netherlands–featuring well over 1,000 pieces of original art and countless books, prints, and other materials each year. In addition, art collectors from as far away as the United Kingdom and continental Europe attend annually.

IX 9 will be held in Reading, Pennsylvania at the GoogleWorks Center for the Arts October 19 – 23, 2016. For more information, visit imaginativerealism.org.

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IX Preview Weekend: Kick-off Party
Sep 23 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Celebrate fantasy and science fiction with this after-hours outdoor event! The night will include fantasy-inspired live sketching with Dr. Sketchy’s models clad in costumes, music, over 12 Rolling Revolution food trucks, and activities for kids. Cash bar. Kids 6 and under are free.

Cosplay is encouraged for guests (no weapons, please). If you have cosplay parts that extend from the body, we ask that you check them in our coatroom before entering gallery spaces so we can keep the Museum’s artwork and other guests safe.

Online ticket sales will end at 4pm on Friday, September 23. Tickets for the weekend must be purchased onsite after that time.

Rolling Revolution food trucks:

Mama Mia
Brunch Box
Delaware Provisional
Kapow
The Plum Pit
Mojo Loco
Passionista Fashion Truck
Cajun Sno
Sweet Josephine’s
Koi on the Go
Tyler’s Water Ice
Outlandish
Toscana Catering

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About IX Preview Weekend

September 23 – 25
See the unreal and experience the impossible of Imaginative Realism. Enjoy a pop-up exhibition, after-hours events, performances, exclusive workshops with artists, talks, film screenings, artist signings, live demos, and games.

Click here for details.

To view large images and caption information, click below.

Media Sponsor

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Sep
24
Sat
IX Preview Weekend
Sep 24 all-day

Online ticket sales will end at 4pm on Friday, September 23. Tickets for the weekend must be purchased onsite after that time.

Imaginative Realism combines classical painting techniques with narrative subjects, focusing on the unreal, the unseen, and the impossible. In partnership with IX Arts organizers, the Delaware Art Museum will host the first IX Preview Weekend, celebrating Imaginative Realism and to kick off IX9–the annual groundbreaking art show, symposium, and celebration dedicated solely to the genre. Imaginative Realism is the cutting edge of contemporary painting and illustration and often includes themes related to science fiction and fantasy movies, games, and books.

A pop-up exhibition and the weekend of events will feature over 16 contemporary artists internationally recognized for their contributions to Star Wars, The Lord of the Rings, Avatar, Marvel, DC Comics, Blizzard Entertainment, and Wizards of the Coast, among others.

The weekend will also include after-hours events, performances, exclusive workshops with artists, talks, film screenings, artist signings, live demos, and games.

Ticket options
**Includes admission to the Museum**
Non-Member Member & Student
Weekend Pass (Sat & Sun includes films, does not include workshops or Kick-off Party) $50 $40
Day pass (Sat or Sun, includes films, does not include workshops) $35 $25
Friday Kick-off Party  only $10 $5
Workshops $50 $50

**Cosplay is encouraged for guests (no weapons, please). If you have cosplay parts that extend from the body, we ask that you check them in our coatroom before entering gallery spaces so we can keep the Museum’s artwork and other guests safe.

 

SCHEDULE

Friday, September 23

10:30 am – 11:30 am:  Glory of Stories, Guest storyteller Ruth Sanderson – PAPA GATTO
6:00 pm – 10:00 pm:  IX Kick-off Party with Dr. Sketchy’s Philly costumed models and over 12 Rolling Revolution food trucks

Saturday, September 24

10:00 am – 4:00 pm:  Check-in and Expo
10:00 am – 1:00 pm:  DEMO with Michael Whelan
10:15 am – 12:15 pm:  WORKSHOP with Bob Eggleton 1 of 2 (pre-registration required) – Seascapes (see description below)
10:30 am – 11:15 am:  ARTIST-LED TOUR  with Steve Hickman
10:30 am – 11:30 am:  Glory of Stories, Guest storyteller Ruth Sanderson
11:15 am – noon:  SKETCHING Tour with Matthew Stewart
12:15 pm – 1:15 pm:  KEYNOTE – Dave Palumbo
1:00 pm – 4:00 pm:  DEMO with Jordu Schell
1:30 pm – 2:15 pm:  ARTIST-LED TOUR – Britt Snyder
2:00 pm – 4:00 pm:  WORKSHOP with Bob Eggleton 2 of 2 (pre-registration required) – Seascapes (see description below)
2:15 pm – 3:00 pm:  Curator-led Tour with Delaware Art Museum curator Mary Holahan
4:00 pm – 7:00 pm: Magic the Gathering Game Night hosted by Days of Knights – For beginners and expert players. Details below
7:00 pm – 9:30 pm:  Outdoor Film: Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Sunday, September 25 

10:00 am – 4:00 pm:  Check-in (until 2pm) and Expo
10:00 am – 1:00 pm:  DEMO with Matt Stawicki (digital)
10:15 am – 12:15 pm:  WORKSHOP with Donato Giancola SOLD OUT
10:30 am – 11:15 am:  ARTIST-LED TOUR with Mark Zug
11:15 am – noon:  SKETCHING Tour with Julie Bell
12:15 pm – 1:15 pm:  KEYNOTE – Greg Hildebrandt
1:00 pm – 2:00 pm:  DEMO with Dorian Vallejo
1:30 pm – 2:15 pm:  ARTIST-LED TOUR with William O’Connor
2:00 pm – 4:00 pm:  WORKSHOP Donato Giancola SOLD OUT
2:15 pm – 3:00 pm:  Curator-led Tour with Delaware Art Museum Curator Mary Holahan
2:15 pm – 3:45 pm:  FILM & DISCUSSION – Art of the Fantastic with Bill Niemeyer and artists

Related Events

IX Preview Weekend: Kick-off Party 
Sept 23 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

IX Preview Weekend: Outdoor Film – Star Wars: The Force Awakens
Sept 24 @ 7:00 pm

Workshop with Bob Eggleton: Seascapes
Sept 24 @ 10:15 am – 12:15 pm and 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
During this hands on demonstration and group painting salon, Bob Eggleton will walk participants through creating a seascape in acrylic paint with a nod to the ocean as ‘character’. Incorporated into the illustration storytelling aspect of this demonstration will be construction of the ocean as narrative using elements, from the subtle to the extreme, like sea monsters, antique ships, rocks, waves, clouds, lighting, and odd bits of flotsam and jetsam debris. Bob will share his own experience as well as that of his heroes, classic 19th and 20th century illustrators and fine art Masters.  Pre-registration required.
Supplies: Attendees should bring preferred acrylic painting setup, including brushes, paints, and paper/panels/boards

Magic the Gathering Game Night hosted by Days of Knights
Sept 24 @ 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Join Days of Knights for Magic the Gathering demos and games! At the Anatomy of a Magic Card tables, learn how to read a Magic Card and the many symbols and numbers associated with them. At the How to Design a Magic Deck tables, discover basic deck construction ideas and tips (Denial, Allies Assemble, Trample ‘Em, Spirits, Old School, etc.) Players can also join tournaments with eight-man single elimination events that will guarantee three rounds of play with a Days of Knights Gift Certificate and other prizes for the Winner! For beginners and advanced players.

Drawing Workshop and Lecture with Donato Giancola: Compositional Drawing
Sept 25 @ 10:15 am – 12:15 pm and 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm SOLD OUT

Donato will share his knowledge and approach to producing skillfully drafted drawings.  Pre-registration required.*

Supplies: Attendees should bring along their own preferred drawing utensils (pencils, paper,sketchbooks, etc) as well as a few favorite images/photos of themes they wish to create work upon. Alternative drawing supplies will also be available for use.

Media Sponsor

out and about logo

To view large images and caption information, click below.

Imaginative Realism

The Imaginative Realism tradition harkens back to many of the great 19th century Romantic, Pre-Raphaelite and Victorian artists such as John Martin, Edward Burne-Jones, and John William Waterhouse, and moves through many of the great Golden Age illustrators of the late 19th and early 20th centuries, including Howard Pyle and N.C. Wyeth, both well-represented in the Museum’s collection. Rarely seen fantasy works from Pyle and other Golden Age illustrators not usually on view will be displayed in the Museum’s permanent collection galleries during IX Preview Weekend.

With the mass exposure to imaginative subjects that has come with science fiction and fantasy movies, games, and books throughout the 20th century and up to the present, the imagery of these artists is more deeply embedded in the public consciousness and popular culture than ever before.

Artists Bios

Greg_2014_BW_JGreg Hildebrandt is best known for his work on the world-famous poster for Star Wars, the best-selling calendars illustrating J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings, and the fantasy novel Urshurak. He also worked on advertising art, hundreds of classic children’s books, the covers of numerous fantasy and science fiction novels, and Marvel and DC Comics.
Boris_BWBoris Vallejo’s works are known and loved around the world. He is famous for his illustrations of Tarzan, Conan the Barbarian, Doc Savage, and many other fantasy characters, as well as movie poster illustration, advertisement illustration, and artwork for collectibles, trading cards, and sculpture.
Julie_Bell_BWJulie Bell is a world-renowned, award-winning fantasy artist and wildlife painter. Julie has won two Chesley Awards and was the designer of the popular and award-winning series Dragons of Destiny. She also has won numerous first-place awards in the Art Renewal Center’s International Salon and was named a Living Master.
Whelan_BWMichael Whelan has created book and album covers for authors and musicians for 40 years, including Isaac Asimov, Stephen King, the Jacksons, and Meat Loaf. His clients have included every major U.S. book publisher, the National Geographic Society, CBS Records, and the Franklin Mint. As one of the most honored artist in science fiction, Michael has won 15 Hugo Awards, three World Fantasy Awards, and 13 Chesleys from the Association of Science Fiction and Fantasy Artists. Spectrum: The Best in Contemporary Fantastic Art named him a Grand Master in 2004.
MattStewart_BWMatt Stewart graduated with a BFA in illustration from Parsons School of Design in 1999 and turned his fascination with fantasy art into a career, working for book publishers and gaming companies, such as Wizards of the Coast, Upper Deck, Tor Books, and Duirwaigh Gallery. His work can be seen in multiple Spectrum Annuals, and has won multiple Chesley Awards.
DorianVallejoDorian Vallejo’s career began formally in his late teens when he began receiving commissions from publishing houses in New York while attending the School of Visual Arts. His love of traditional media and the figure drew him to portraiture and to focus on personal work, where he explores his other artistic interests. These days Dorian spends most of his time creating paintings and drawings for sale through galleries.
OConnor_BWWilliam O’Connor is the author and illustrator of the best-selling Dracopedia book trilogy and has produced over 5,000 illustrations for the gaming and publishing business for over 25 years. He has worked with such companies as Wizards of the Coast, Impact Books, Blizzard Entertainment, Sterling Publishing, Lucasfilm, and Activision. He has won over 30 industry awards for artistic excellence. William has taught and lectured around the country about his varied artwork; he is also a regular contributor to the popular art blog Muddy Colors and exhibits his work at such industry shows as IX, New York Comic Con, and Gen Con.
Rebecca Leveille-Guay is a graduate of Pratt Institute. Rebecca has been in group shows at R. Michelson Galleries, Allentown Art Museum, La Luz de Jesus Gallery, and Jonathan LeVine Gallery. She has been a guest artist/speaker at Rhode Island School of Design, the University of Massachusetts, Savannah College of Art and Design, and Fordham University. Rebecca has also been a guest instructor at Pratt Institute, and a guest artist by invitation to shows and events in Melbourne (Australia), Paris, Nagoya and Osaka (Japan), and Valencia, San Fernando, and Torrelavega (Spain). Her work has been reproduced in Juxtapoz magazine and featured in online articles with Juxatpoz.com and HiFructose.com.
Bob_Eggleton_BWBob Eggleton is a successful science fiction, fantasy, and landscape artist. Winner of nine Hugo Awards, 12 Chesley Awards, 1999 Skylark Award, and two Locus Awards, his art can be seen on many magazines and books, including The First Men in the Moon by H.G.Wells, Dragonhenge (2002), and The Stardragons (2005). Bob has also worked as a conceptual illustrator for movies such as Sphere (1998), Jimmy Neutron Boy Genius (2001), and The Ant Bully (2006), and the thrill ride Star Trek: The Experience in Las Vegas. He has been elected as a Fellow of The International Association of Astronomical Artists, and is a Fellow of The New England Science Fiction Association.
Jordu Schell has been in the film and television industry since 1987. His talent as a designer and sculptor is world renowned, and his credits include: Avatar, The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian, 300, Hellboy, Aliens vs. Predator: Requiem, Men in Black, The Mist, Batman Returns, Edward Scissorhands, Alien: Resurrection, The X-Files Movie, Predator II, Galaxy Quest, Evolution, and many more. He also designed Emmy award-winning creature makeup and the first fully digital creature for a television series for Babylon 5.
Donato_BWDonato Giancola teaches at the School of Visual Arts, at Amherst College (Illustration Master Class), and online for the SmArt School. He appears at various institutions and conventions, from San Diego to Rome to Moscow. Since 1993, Donato has developed a list of clients that range from major book publishers and concept design firms, including the United Nations, Lucasfilm, National Geographic, CNN, DC Comics, Microsoft, Playboy Magazine, U.S. Postal Service, Wizards of the Coast, Scholastic, Tor Books, Random House, Time/Warner, and the Syfy Channel. He has received the Hamilton King Award from the Society of Illustrators, and 20 Chesley Awards from the Association of Science Fiction and Fantasy Artists.
DavePalumbo_BWDavid Palumbo aims to craft a moody world rich in mystery and danger. He is interested in atmospheric scenes, which combine a modern psychology and texture with a classic painterly and expressive hand. His work can be found on book covers and gaming cards and has been honored with multiple awards, including a Chesley and several Spectrum medals. In addition to genre illustration, his work is featured fine art galleries from New York to Paris, and he has published several collections of his personal paintings.
ZugBWMark Zug’s formative inspirations were N.C. Wyeth, Howard Pyle, J. C. Leyendecker, and others of the Brandywine illustration tradition. His work was first published in 1994 with I, Robot: The Illustrated Screenplay by Harlan Ellison. His artwork has appeared on the covers of novels for Eberron and Forgotten Realms. His work has also appeared in Popular Science, Dragon, Dungeon, Duelist, Inquest, and Star Wars Gamer. He has illustrated for Shadowrun, BattleTech, Dune, Magic: The Gathering, and World of Warcraft. In recent years, he has become the illustrator of the best-selling Septimus Heap series of fantasy novels by Angie Sage. He holds a Jack Gaughan Award, a Chesley Award, and an Illie Award.
RuthSanderson_BWRuth Sanderson’s love of fairy tales and fantasy began when she was a child, reading her father’s battered copy of Grimms’ Fairy Tales. Ruth has illustrated over 80 books for children, and her fairy tales have received much acclaim. Her work can also be found on book covers, collector’s plates, puzzles, and greeting cards, and she has exhibited in museums, galleries, and numerous science fiction and fantasy conventions. Ruth was the Artist Guest of Honor at the 2011 World Fantasy Convention, and received the Inkpot Award at the 2013 San Diego Comi-Con. The original artwork from her book The Twelve Dancing Princesses is now in the permanent collection of the Norman Rockwell Museum.
Hickman-PortraitStephen Hickman has been illustrating science fiction and fantasy for four decades. His work is inspired by the masters of fantasy and science fiction writing, including J.R.R. Tolkien, H.P. Lovecraft, A. Merritt, Edgar Rice Burroughs, and Clark Ashton Smith. His illustrations have been used as cover work for many contemporary writers: Stephen Brust, Hal Colbatch, Tom Cool, Gordon Dickson, David Drake, Harlan Ellison, Robert Heinlein, Anne McCaffrey, Larry Niven, Andre Norton, Jerry Pournelle, and Steve Stirling, among others. Hickman’s work has earned him critical acclaim, including a World Science Fiction Convention’s Hugo Award, six Chesley Awards from the Association of Science Fiction and Fantasy Artists, and two Spectrum Gold Awards.
Stawicki Portrait 1016Matt Stawicki’s aesthetic is greatly influenced by Howard Pyle, N.C. Wyeth, Norman Rockwell, and Maxfield Parrish. Born and raised in Wilmington, Delaware, Matt graduated from the Pennsylvania School of Art and Design in 1991. Since beginning his professional career, he has created many images for a wide range of products, including book covers, video game covers, collectible cards, CD cover art, and many other fantasy products. Matt’s work has been showcased in The Masters of Dragonlance Art and Dragon Art and select clients include Daw Books, Tor Books and Time/Warner Books, Monte Cook Games, Milton-Bradley, Hasbro, Wizards of the Coast, Vivendi Games, The Franklin Mint, and The Bradford Exchange. His art can also be seen at various pop culture conventions such as DragonCon, GenCon, and IX.

britt_bwBritt Snyder Britt Snyder is an oil  painter in the Boston area and has been featured in Spectrum 21: The Best in Contemporary Fantastic Art, High FructoseImagineFX Magazine, Southwest Art, American Art Collector, and was awarded the 2014 Rising Stars Award through Muddy Colors blog for his oil paintings. Britt is the 2016 Grand Prize awardee of The Artist’s Magazine all media competition. He has 14 years experience as a commercial artist for companies such as SONY, THQ, Blizzard Entertainment, and many others.

About IX

Launched in 2008, IX is the first, groundbreaking art show, symposium, and celebration dedicated solely to Imaginative Realism–bringing artists, students, collectors, and art fans together for an annual gathering intended to inspire and create further awareness and zeal for Imaginative Realism and the realm of the fantastic.

IX is the world’s largest gathering of artists, students, and collectors of Imaginative Realist art. Each year, over 200 artists come to IX from around the world for five days to exhibit their work, finding inspiration and buyers in equal measure. Over the years, the show has been attended by artists from all over the United States, Canada, Spain, Australia, France, Germany, the United Kingdom, Croatia, and the Netherlands–featuring well over 1,000 pieces of original art and countless books, prints, and other materials each year. In addition, art collectors from as far away as the United Kingdom and continental Europe attend annually.

IX 9 will be held in Reading, Pennsylvania at the GoogleWorks Center for the Arts October 19 – 23, 2016. For more information, visit imaginativerealism.org.

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IX Preview Weekend: Outdoor Film – Star Wars: The Force Awakens
Sep 24 @ 7:00 pm

Picnic in the Copeland Sculpture Garden and enjoy a special outdoor screening of Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015, 136 minutes, rated PG-13). Blankets and chairs are encouraged. Drinks, popcorn, and dinner available in the Thronson Café. Cash bar.

Cosplay is encouraged for guests (no weapons, please). If you have cosplay parts that extend from the body, we ask that you check them in our coatroom before entering gallery spaces so we can keep the Museum’s artwork and other guests safe.

The Museum’s galleries will close at 4pm on Saturday, September 24.

About IX Preview Weekend

September 23 – 25
See the unreal and experience the impossible of Imaginative Realism. Enjoy a pop-up exhibition, after-hours events, performances, exclusive workshops with artists, talks, film screenings, artist signings, live demos, and games. A full schedule, tickets, and registration information will be available soon.

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IX Preview Weekend
Sep 25 all-day

Online ticket sales will end at 4pm on Friday, September 23. Tickets for the weekend must be purchased onsite after that time.

Imaginative Realism combines classical painting techniques with narrative subjects, focusing on the unreal, the unseen, and the impossible. In partnership with IX Arts organizers, the Delaware Art Museum will host the first IX Preview Weekend, celebrating Imaginative Realism and to kick off IX9–the annual groundbreaking art show, symposium, and celebration dedicated solely to the genre. Imaginative Realism is the cutting edge of contemporary painting and illustration and often includes themes related to science fiction and fantasy movies, games, and books.

A pop-up exhibition and the weekend of events will feature over 16 contemporary artists internationally recognized for their contributions to Star Wars, The Lord of the Rings, Avatar, Marvel, DC Comics, Blizzard Entertainment, and Wizards of the Coast, among others.

The weekend will also include after-hours events, performances, exclusive workshops with artists, talks, film screenings, artist signings, live demos, and games.

Ticket options
**Includes admission to the Museum**
Non-Member Member & Student
Weekend Pass (Sat & Sun includes films, does not include workshops or Kick-off Party) $50 $40
Day pass (Sat or Sun, includes films, does not include workshops) $35 $25
Friday Kick-off Party  only $10 $5
Workshops $50 $50

**Cosplay is encouraged for guests (no weapons, please). If you have cosplay parts that extend from the body, we ask that you check them in our coatroom before entering gallery spaces so we can keep the Museum’s artwork and other guests safe.

 

SCHEDULE

Friday, September 23

10:30 am – 11:30 am:  Glory of Stories, Guest storyteller Ruth Sanderson – PAPA GATTO
6:00 pm – 10:00 pm:  IX Kick-off Party with Dr. Sketchy’s Philly costumed models and over 12 Rolling Revolution food trucks

Saturday, September 24

10:00 am – 4:00 pm:  Check-in and Expo
10:00 am – 1:00 pm:  DEMO with Michael Whelan
10:15 am – 12:15 pm:  WORKSHOP with Bob Eggleton 1 of 2 (pre-registration required) – Seascapes (see description below)
10:30 am – 11:15 am:  ARTIST-LED TOUR  with Steve Hickman
10:30 am – 11:30 am:  Glory of Stories, Guest storyteller Ruth Sanderson
11:15 am – noon:  SKETCHING Tour with Matthew Stewart
12:15 pm – 1:15 pm:  KEYNOTE – Dave Palumbo
1:00 pm – 4:00 pm:  DEMO with Jordu Schell
1:30 pm – 2:15 pm:  ARTIST-LED TOUR – Britt Snyder
2:00 pm – 4:00 pm:  WORKSHOP with Bob Eggleton 2 of 2 (pre-registration required) – Seascapes (see description below)
2:15 pm – 3:00 pm:  Curator-led Tour with Delaware Art Museum curator Mary Holahan
4:00 pm – 7:00 pm: Magic the Gathering Game Night hosted by Days of Knights – For beginners and expert players. Details below
7:00 pm – 9:30 pm:  Outdoor Film: Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Sunday, September 25 

10:00 am – 4:00 pm:  Check-in (until 2pm) and Expo
10:00 am – 1:00 pm:  DEMO with Matt Stawicki (digital)
10:15 am – 12:15 pm:  WORKSHOP with Donato Giancola SOLD OUT
10:30 am – 11:15 am:  ARTIST-LED TOUR with Mark Zug
11:15 am – noon:  SKETCHING Tour with Julie Bell
12:15 pm – 1:15 pm:  KEYNOTE – Greg Hildebrandt
1:00 pm – 2:00 pm:  DEMO with Dorian Vallejo
1:30 pm – 2:15 pm:  ARTIST-LED TOUR with William O’Connor
2:00 pm – 4:00 pm:  WORKSHOP Donato Giancola SOLD OUT
2:15 pm – 3:00 pm:  Curator-led Tour with Delaware Art Museum Curator Mary Holahan
2:15 pm – 3:45 pm:  FILM & DISCUSSION – Art of the Fantastic with Bill Niemeyer and artists

Related Events

IX Preview Weekend: Kick-off Party 
Sept 23 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

IX Preview Weekend: Outdoor Film – Star Wars: The Force Awakens
Sept 24 @ 7:00 pm

Workshop with Bob Eggleton: Seascapes
Sept 24 @ 10:15 am – 12:15 pm and 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
During this hands on demonstration and group painting salon, Bob Eggleton will walk participants through creating a seascape in acrylic paint with a nod to the ocean as ‘character’. Incorporated into the illustration storytelling aspect of this demonstration will be construction of the ocean as narrative using elements, from the subtle to the extreme, like sea monsters, antique ships, rocks, waves, clouds, lighting, and odd bits of flotsam and jetsam debris. Bob will share his own experience as well as that of his heroes, classic 19th and 20th century illustrators and fine art Masters.  Pre-registration required.
Supplies: Attendees should bring preferred acrylic painting setup, including brushes, paints, and paper/panels/boards

Magic the Gathering Game Night hosted by Days of Knights
Sept 24 @ 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Join Days of Knights for Magic the Gathering demos and games! At the Anatomy of a Magic Card tables, learn how to read a Magic Card and the many symbols and numbers associated with them. At the How to Design a Magic Deck tables, discover basic deck construction ideas and tips (Denial, Allies Assemble, Trample ‘Em, Spirits, Old School, etc.) Players can also join tournaments with eight-man single elimination events that will guarantee three rounds of play with a Days of Knights Gift Certificate and other prizes for the Winner! For beginners and advanced players.

Drawing Workshop and Lecture with Donato Giancola: Compositional Drawing
Sept 25 @ 10:15 am – 12:15 pm and 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm SOLD OUT

Donato will share his knowledge and approach to producing skillfully drafted drawings.  Pre-registration required.*

Supplies: Attendees should bring along their own preferred drawing utensils (pencils, paper,sketchbooks, etc) as well as a few favorite images/photos of themes they wish to create work upon. Alternative drawing supplies will also be available for use.

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Imaginative Realism

The Imaginative Realism tradition harkens back to many of the great 19th century Romantic, Pre-Raphaelite and Victorian artists such as John Martin, Edward Burne-Jones, and John William Waterhouse, and moves through many of the great Golden Age illustrators of the late 19th and early 20th centuries, including Howard Pyle and N.C. Wyeth, both well-represented in the Museum’s collection. Rarely seen fantasy works from Pyle and other Golden Age illustrators not usually on view will be displayed in the Museum’s permanent collection galleries during IX Preview Weekend.

With the mass exposure to imaginative subjects that has come with science fiction and fantasy movies, games, and books throughout the 20th century and up to the present, the imagery of these artists is more deeply embedded in the public consciousness and popular culture than ever before.

Artists Bios

Greg_2014_BW_JGreg Hildebrandt is best known for his work on the world-famous poster for Star Wars, the best-selling calendars illustrating J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings, and the fantasy novel Urshurak. He also worked on advertising art, hundreds of classic children’s books, the covers of numerous fantasy and science fiction novels, and Marvel and DC Comics.
Boris_BWBoris Vallejo’s works are known and loved around the world. He is famous for his illustrations of Tarzan, Conan the Barbarian, Doc Savage, and many other fantasy characters, as well as movie poster illustration, advertisement illustration, and artwork for collectibles, trading cards, and sculpture.
Julie_Bell_BWJulie Bell is a world-renowned, award-winning fantasy artist and wildlife painter. Julie has won two Chesley Awards and was the designer of the popular and award-winning series Dragons of Destiny. She also has won numerous first-place awards in the Art Renewal Center’s International Salon and was named a Living Master.
Whelan_BWMichael Whelan has created book and album covers for authors and musicians for 40 years, including Isaac Asimov, Stephen King, the Jacksons, and Meat Loaf. His clients have included every major U.S. book publisher, the National Geographic Society, CBS Records, and the Franklin Mint. As one of the most honored artist in science fiction, Michael has won 15 Hugo Awards, three World Fantasy Awards, and 13 Chesleys from the Association of Science Fiction and Fantasy Artists. Spectrum: The Best in Contemporary Fantastic Art named him a Grand Master in 2004.
MattStewart_BWMatt Stewart graduated with a BFA in illustration from Parsons School of Design in 1999 and turned his fascination with fantasy art into a career, working for book publishers and gaming companies, such as Wizards of the Coast, Upper Deck, Tor Books, and Duirwaigh Gallery. His work can be seen in multiple Spectrum Annuals, and has won multiple Chesley Awards.
DorianVallejoDorian Vallejo’s career began formally in his late teens when he began receiving commissions from publishing houses in New York while attending the School of Visual Arts. His love of traditional media and the figure drew him to portraiture and to focus on personal work, where he explores his other artistic interests. These days Dorian spends most of his time creating paintings and drawings for sale through galleries.
OConnor_BWWilliam O’Connor is the author and illustrator of the best-selling Dracopedia book trilogy and has produced over 5,000 illustrations for the gaming and publishing business for over 25 years. He has worked with such companies as Wizards of the Coast, Impact Books, Blizzard Entertainment, Sterling Publishing, Lucasfilm, and Activision. He has won over 30 industry awards for artistic excellence. William has taught and lectured around the country about his varied artwork; he is also a regular contributor to the popular art blog Muddy Colors and exhibits his work at such industry shows as IX, New York Comic Con, and Gen Con.
Rebecca Leveille-Guay is a graduate of Pratt Institute. Rebecca has been in group shows at R. Michelson Galleries, Allentown Art Museum, La Luz de Jesus Gallery, and Jonathan LeVine Gallery. She has been a guest artist/speaker at Rhode Island School of Design, the University of Massachusetts, Savannah College of Art and Design, and Fordham University. Rebecca has also been a guest instructor at Pratt Institute, and a guest artist by invitation to shows and events in Melbourne (Australia), Paris, Nagoya and Osaka (Japan), and Valencia, San Fernando, and Torrelavega (Spain). Her work has been reproduced in Juxtapoz magazine and featured in online articles with Juxatpoz.com and HiFructose.com.
Bob_Eggleton_BWBob Eggleton is a successful science fiction, fantasy, and landscape artist. Winner of nine Hugo Awards, 12 Chesley Awards, 1999 Skylark Award, and two Locus Awards, his art can be seen on many magazines and books, including The First Men in the Moon by H.G.Wells, Dragonhenge (2002), and The Stardragons (2005). Bob has also worked as a conceptual illustrator for movies such as Sphere (1998), Jimmy Neutron Boy Genius (2001), and The Ant Bully (2006), and the thrill ride Star Trek: The Experience in Las Vegas. He has been elected as a Fellow of The International Association of Astronomical Artists, and is a Fellow of The New England Science Fiction Association.
Jordu Schell has been in the film and television industry since 1987. His talent as a designer and sculptor is world renowned, and his credits include: Avatar, The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian, 300, Hellboy, Aliens vs. Predator: Requiem, Men in Black, The Mist, Batman Returns, Edward Scissorhands, Alien: Resurrection, The X-Files Movie, Predator II, Galaxy Quest, Evolution, and many more. He also designed Emmy award-winning creature makeup and the first fully digital creature for a television series for Babylon 5.
Donato_BWDonato Giancola teaches at the School of Visual Arts, at Amherst College (Illustration Master Class), and online for the SmArt School. He appears at various institutions and conventions, from San Diego to Rome to Moscow. Since 1993, Donato has developed a list of clients that range from major book publishers and concept design firms, including the United Nations, Lucasfilm, National Geographic, CNN, DC Comics, Microsoft, Playboy Magazine, U.S. Postal Service, Wizards of the Coast, Scholastic, Tor Books, Random House, Time/Warner, and the Syfy Channel. He has received the Hamilton King Award from the Society of Illustrators, and 20 Chesley Awards from the Association of Science Fiction and Fantasy Artists.
DavePalumbo_BWDavid Palumbo aims to craft a moody world rich in mystery and danger. He is interested in atmospheric scenes, which combine a modern psychology and texture with a classic painterly and expressive hand. His work can be found on book covers and gaming cards and has been honored with multiple awards, including a Chesley and several Spectrum medals. In addition to genre illustration, his work is featured fine art galleries from New York to Paris, and he has published several collections of his personal paintings.
ZugBWMark Zug’s formative inspirations were N.C. Wyeth, Howard Pyle, J. C. Leyendecker, and others of the Brandywine illustration tradition. His work was first published in 1994 with I, Robot: The Illustrated Screenplay by Harlan Ellison. His artwork has appeared on the covers of novels for Eberron and Forgotten Realms. His work has also appeared in Popular Science, Dragon, Dungeon, Duelist, Inquest, and Star Wars Gamer. He has illustrated for Shadowrun, BattleTech, Dune, Magic: The Gathering, and World of Warcraft. In recent years, he has become the illustrator of the best-selling Septimus Heap series of fantasy novels by Angie Sage. He holds a Jack Gaughan Award, a Chesley Award, and an Illie Award.
RuthSanderson_BWRuth Sanderson’s love of fairy tales and fantasy began when she was a child, reading her father’s battered copy of Grimms’ Fairy Tales. Ruth has illustrated over 80 books for children, and her fairy tales have received much acclaim. Her work can also be found on book covers, collector’s plates, puzzles, and greeting cards, and she has exhibited in museums, galleries, and numerous science fiction and fantasy conventions. Ruth was the Artist Guest of Honor at the 2011 World Fantasy Convention, and received the Inkpot Award at the 2013 San Diego Comi-Con. The original artwork from her book The Twelve Dancing Princesses is now in the permanent collection of the Norman Rockwell Museum.
Hickman-PortraitStephen Hickman has been illustrating science fiction and fantasy for four decades. His work is inspired by the masters of fantasy and science fiction writing, including J.R.R. Tolkien, H.P. Lovecraft, A. Merritt, Edgar Rice Burroughs, and Clark Ashton Smith. His illustrations have been used as cover work for many contemporary writers: Stephen Brust, Hal Colbatch, Tom Cool, Gordon Dickson, David Drake, Harlan Ellison, Robert Heinlein, Anne McCaffrey, Larry Niven, Andre Norton, Jerry Pournelle, and Steve Stirling, among others. Hickman’s work has earned him critical acclaim, including a World Science Fiction Convention’s Hugo Award, six Chesley Awards from the Association of Science Fiction and Fantasy Artists, and two Spectrum Gold Awards.
Stawicki Portrait 1016Matt Stawicki’s aesthetic is greatly influenced by Howard Pyle, N.C. Wyeth, Norman Rockwell, and Maxfield Parrish. Born and raised in Wilmington, Delaware, Matt graduated from the Pennsylvania School of Art and Design in 1991. Since beginning his professional career, he has created many images for a wide range of products, including book covers, video game covers, collectible cards, CD cover art, and many other fantasy products. Matt’s work has been showcased in The Masters of Dragonlance Art and Dragon Art and select clients include Daw Books, Tor Books and Time/Warner Books, Monte Cook Games, Milton-Bradley, Hasbro, Wizards of the Coast, Vivendi Games, The Franklin Mint, and The Bradford Exchange. His art can also be seen at various pop culture conventions such as DragonCon, GenCon, and IX.

britt_bwBritt Snyder Britt Snyder is an oil  painter in the Boston area and has been featured in Spectrum 21: The Best in Contemporary Fantastic Art, High FructoseImagineFX Magazine, Southwest Art, American Art Collector, and was awarded the 2014 Rising Stars Award through Muddy Colors blog for his oil paintings. Britt is the 2016 Grand Prize awardee of The Artist’s Magazine all media competition. He has 14 years experience as a commercial artist for companies such as SONY, THQ, Blizzard Entertainment, and many others.

About IX

Launched in 2008, IX is the first, groundbreaking art show, symposium, and celebration dedicated solely to Imaginative Realism–bringing artists, students, collectors, and art fans together for an annual gathering intended to inspire and create further awareness and zeal for Imaginative Realism and the realm of the fantastic.

IX is the world’s largest gathering of artists, students, and collectors of Imaginative Realist art. Each year, over 200 artists come to IX from around the world for five days to exhibit their work, finding inspiration and buyers in equal measure. Over the years, the show has been attended by artists from all over the United States, Canada, Spain, Australia, France, Germany, the United Kingdom, Croatia, and the Netherlands–featuring well over 1,000 pieces of original art and countless books, prints, and other materials each year. In addition, art collectors from as far away as the United Kingdom and continental Europe attend annually.

IX 9 will be held in Reading, Pennsylvania at the GoogleWorks Center for the Arts October 19 – 23, 2016. For more information, visit imaginativerealism.org.

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Kids’ Corner Creativity Hours
Sep 25 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Kids' Corner Creativity Hours

Don’t miss Kaleidoscope Cove in Kids’ Corner! This interactive installation— imagined by the Museum’s first Family-in-Residence, parents Ben and Eilish Volta and their two sons Milo and Thor—explores Howard Pyle’s work through a kaleidoscopic lens. The temporary installation features a cascading paper garland waterfall and a curtain of paper gold coins, a kid-sized geometric treasure cove, and details of Pyle’s work patterned on the walls. Kaleidoscope Cove will be on view through October 30, 2016.

Kids’ Corner Creativity Hours:
May-October: Thursdays, 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.; Fridays, 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.; and Sundays, Noon – 3:00 p.m.

During designated Creativity Hours, kids are invited to add materials to the evolving treasure cove and create their own kaleidoscopes. Families can also experience the Pyle galleries through the imagination of Milo and his gallery map while creating their own art-inspired maps.

Please help us keep Kaleidoscope Cove special for all families.   

  • Be gentle and safe while you explore the space.
  • Keep your feet on the floor while you play and explore.
  • Beanbags should stay on the ground for kids to sit down.
  • Put books and shapes away when you are finished for the day.
  • It’s always better when families stay and play together!

Explore Kaleidoscope Cove with your family. It’s Okay to touch, read, build, and play in this space. This is a good place to relax and take a break. Snacks are welcome.

SUPPORTERS

Kids’ Corner is supported by the Pollyanna Foundation.

Oct
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Kids’ Corner Creativity Hours
Oct 2 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Kids' Corner Creativity Hours

Don’t miss Kaleidoscope Cove in Kids’ Corner! This interactive installation— imagined by the Museum’s first Family-in-Residence, parents Ben and Eilish Volta and their two sons Milo and Thor—explores Howard Pyle’s work through a kaleidoscopic lens. The temporary installation features a cascading paper garland waterfall and a curtain of paper gold coins, a kid-sized geometric treasure cove, and details of Pyle’s work patterned on the walls. Kaleidoscope Cove will be on view through October 30, 2016.

Kids’ Corner Creativity Hours:
May-October: Thursdays, 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.; Fridays, 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.; and Sundays, Noon – 3:00 p.m.

During designated Creativity Hours, kids are invited to add materials to the evolving treasure cove and create their own kaleidoscopes. Families can also experience the Pyle galleries through the imagination of Milo and his gallery map while creating their own art-inspired maps.

Please help us keep Kaleidoscope Cove special for all families.   

  • Be gentle and safe while you explore the space.
  • Keep your feet on the floor while you play and explore.
  • Beanbags should stay on the ground for kids to sit down.
  • Put books and shapes away when you are finished for the day.
  • It’s always better when families stay and play together!

Explore Kaleidoscope Cove with your family. It’s Okay to touch, read, build, and play in this space. This is a good place to relax and take a break. Snacks are welcome.

SUPPORTERS

Kids’ Corner is supported by the Pollyanna Foundation.

Oct
9
Sun
Kids’ Corner Creativity Hours
Oct 9 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Kids' Corner Creativity Hours

Don’t miss Kaleidoscope Cove in Kids’ Corner! This interactive installation— imagined by the Museum’s first Family-in-Residence, parents Ben and Eilish Volta and their two sons Milo and Thor—explores Howard Pyle’s work through a kaleidoscopic lens. The temporary installation features a cascading paper garland waterfall and a curtain of paper gold coins, a kid-sized geometric treasure cove, and details of Pyle’s work patterned on the walls. Kaleidoscope Cove will be on view through October 30, 2016.

Kids’ Corner Creativity Hours:
May-October: Thursdays, 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.; Fridays, 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.; and Sundays, Noon – 3:00 p.m.

During designated Creativity Hours, kids are invited to add materials to the evolving treasure cove and create their own kaleidoscopes. Families can also experience the Pyle galleries through the imagination of Milo and his gallery map while creating their own art-inspired maps.

Please help us keep Kaleidoscope Cove special for all families.   

  • Be gentle and safe while you explore the space.
  • Keep your feet on the floor while you play and explore.
  • Beanbags should stay on the ground for kids to sit down.
  • Put books and shapes away when you are finished for the day.
  • It’s always better when families stay and play together!

Explore Kaleidoscope Cove with your family. It’s Okay to touch, read, build, and play in this space. This is a good place to relax and take a break. Snacks are welcome.

SUPPORTERS

Kids’ Corner is supported by the Pollyanna Foundation.

Oct
27
Thu
Luminaria Labyrinth Walk – CANCELLED
Oct 27 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Luminaria Labyrinth Walk - CANCELLED

Due to the inclement weather this program has been cancelled.

Illuminated by tea lights, this labyrinth program is the perfect way to wind down at the end of a long day. Free, but donations are accepted to help maintain the Museum’s Labyrinth in the Anthony N. Fusco Reservoir.

Jan
15
Sun
Project Yourself: 2017 4Youth Exhibition
Jan 15 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Project Yourself: 2017 4Youth Exhibition

In partnership with the Delaware Art Museum and collaboration with renowned artist, Margaret Bowland, 4youth Productions presents “Project Yourself”. During a special photography production at the museum, students worked as both photographer and model to create stunning portraits inspired by Margaret Bowland’s paintings. Margaret joined the production to paint on our students hands and faces. It was fascinating to see how Margaret’s painting worked as a catalyst, allowing the students to not only freely express themselves but also transform.

Join us next Sunday, January 15th, from 1 pm to 3 pm to meet our students and see this amazing series at the Delaware Art Museum.

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

Celebrate Chinese New Year at the Delaware Art Museum! This celebration includes traditional Chinese art activities, artist demonstrations, a gallery scavenger hunt, a lion and folk dance and Chinese yo-yo performance by the Chinese American Community Center Folk and Lion Dance Troupes and Yo-Yo Club, and an additional performance by the popular Chinese Acrobat, Yang Xiao Di. Artwork created by children from the Chinese School of Delaware to commemorate this holiday will be on view.

This program is presented in conjunction with the Hanlin Chinese Culture Association.

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.: Chinese New Year-inspired art activities

11:30 a.m. – noon: Lion Dance and Folk Dance by the Chinese American Community Center Lion and Folk Dance Troupes

Noon – 1:00 p.m.: Chinese dough figuring and Chinese calligraphy
 
1:00 p.m. – 1:45 p.m.: Opening Chinese Yo-Yo performance by the Chinese American Community Center Yo-Yo Club followed by a special performance by Chinese acrobat Yang Xiao Di

2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.: Chinese dough figuring and Chinese calligraphy

Mar
12
Sun
Kids’ Corner Family-in-Residence Opening Reception
Mar 12 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Kids’ Corner Family-in-Residence: The Smiths

Introducing the Museum’s second resident family, the Smiths! Daniel, Elin, Lilly (age 17), Ida (age 13), and Lukas (age 8) are a creative and musical family from southern New Jersey. In addition to being visual artists, the whole family is a part of the American rock band Danielson Famile.

Over the winter, the Smiths imagined an interactive three-dimensional story titled “Lenny the Ice Cream Man”. The story unfolds throughout the space and visitors are invited to play a part. Families can explore an ice cream truck set within a Wilmington neighborhood; contribute drawings to an ever-growing art gallery in exchange for real* and imagined ice cream; recline on a pile of plush ice-cream-shaped pillows; and read the tale aloud. The story teaches children that creative ideas and art are valuable, empowering, and inspiring.

The Family-in-Residence program invites an artistic family to conceptualize, design, and create an interactive art installation in Kids’ Corner. During the residency, the resident family collaborates with each other, Museum staff, and family visitors to construct the installation.

*Complimentary real ice cream from Woodside Farm Creamery will be available. Non-dairy options included. 

The NEW look of Kids’ Corner is made possible in part by:

The new look of Kids’ Corner is made possible by Phyllis and Buddy Aerenson, The Pollyanna Foundation, and individual donors. Additional sponsorship is provided by Woodside Farm Creamery.  Lenny the Ice Cream Man was created by the Smith family. Additional artwork created by our family visitors!

Family Tours
Mar 12 @ 1:30 pm
Family Tours

Join us for interactive family tours of the Museum. Recommended for all ages.

Mar
19
Sun
Kids’ Corner Creativity Hours
Mar 19 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Kids’ Corner Creativity Hours

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

Mar
26
Sun
Kids’ Corner Creativity Hours
Mar 26 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Kids’ Corner Creativity Hours

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

Apr
2
Sun
Kids’ Corner Creativity Hours
Apr 2 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Kids’ Corner Creativity Hours

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

Apr
9
Sun
Kids’ Corner Creativity Hours
Apr 9 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Kids’ Corner Creativity Hours

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

The Snow Queen: A Performance by the Delaware Arts Conservatory
Apr 9 @ 2:00 pm

Watch Delaware Arts Conservatory dancers perform the story of a young girl’s journey to rescue her friend from the cold-hearted snow queen.

Apr
13
Thu
Family Opening for 12×12 Student Exhibition
Apr 13 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Family Opening for 12x12 Student Exhibition

Celebrate Youth Art Month at the Museum in our special student art exhibition. Create art in Kids’ Corner, sketch in the galleries, and learn what it takes to prepare for a museum show.

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

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

Apr
20
Thu
Meet the Museum
Apr 20 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Meet the Museum

Bring the entire family to discover the Delaware Art Museum! Children and adults are invited to try hands-on art activities and watch studio art class demos. Docents will be available for tours and to answer questions about the collection. Everyone in attendance will receive a special offer.

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

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

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

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

May
6
Sat
Cathedral Choir and Rainbow Chorale of Delaware
May 6 @ 12:00 pm – 1:15 pm
Cathedral Choir and Rainbow Chorale of Delaware

Museum Performance: Noon – 12:30 p.m.
Labyrinth Performance: 1:00 p.m. – 1:15 p.m.

The Delaware Art Museum welcomes the Cathedral Choir School of Delaware and the Rainbow Chorale of Delaware for a special performance. All ages. Free with Museum admission.

World Labyrinth Day
May 6 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
World Labyrinth Day

Join us as we “Walk as One at 1!” World Labyrinth Day is celebrated around the world on the first Saturday in May. It is a day designated to bring people from all over the planet together in celebration of the labyrinth as a symbol and tool for healing and peace.

May
7
Sun
Kids’ Corner Creativity Hours
May 7 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Kids’ Corner Creativity Hours

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

May
13
Sat
Mother’s Day Weekend Fairy Tea
May 13 @ 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Mother’s Day Weekend Fairy Tea

Celebrate moms and family with a magical Fairy Tea at the Museum. Taste tiny treats while visiting with fairies and making enchanted works of art together. Transform into a fancy fairy with face painting and dance like a fairy with dancers from the Delaware Arts Conservatory.  Hot tea, lemonade, mini desserts, and fruit salad will be served.

Early registration is encouraged.  A limited number of tickets will be sold at the door.

May
14
Sun
Kids’ Corner Creativity Hours
May 14 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Kids’ Corner Creativity Hours

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

Family Tours
May 14 @ 1:30 pm
Family Tours

Join us for interactive family tours of the Museum. Recommended for all ages.

May
21
Sun
Kids’ Corner Creativity Hours
May 21 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Kids’ Corner Creativity Hours

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

May
28
Sun
Kids’ Corner Creativity Hours
May 28 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Kids’ Corner Creativity Hours

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

Jun
4
Sun
Kids’ Corner Creativity Hours
Jun 4 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Kids’ Corner Creativity Hours

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

Jun
11
Sun
Kids’ Corner Creativity Hours
Jun 11 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Kids’ Corner Creativity Hours

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

Jun
18
Sun
Kids’ Corner Creativity Hours
Jun 18 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Kids’ Corner Creativity Hours

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

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

Celebrate the beginning of summer with a walk in the Museum’s Labyrinth in the Anthony N. Fusco Reservoir! There is no fee for this program, but donations are accepted to help maintain the Museum’s Labyrinth.

Jun
23
Fri
The Original Mad Man Members Preview Party
Jun 23 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Members and their guests only

Step back to the time when “we liked Ike,” crooners gave way to rock ‘n’ roll, and everyone watched The Ed Sullivan Show during the opening for The Original Mad Man: Illustrations by Mac Conner. Members and their guests will dance to 50’s style music, sip retro cocktails, and taste party snacks that would make Betty Crocker proud. Vintage-inspired dress is encouraged.

RSVP by June 16 at 302.351.8506 or events@delart.org.

Jun
25
Sun
Kids’ Corner Creativity Hours
Jun 25 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Kids’ Corner Creativity Hours

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

Jul
2
Sun
Kids’ Corner Creativity Hours
Jul 2 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Kids’ Corner Creativity Hours

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

Jul
9
Sun
Kids’ Corner Creativity Hours
Jul 9 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Kids’ Corner Creativity Hours

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

Jul
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

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

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

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

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

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

Day 1: Friday, July 14

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

Day 2: Saturday, July 15

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

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

Day 3: Sunday, July 16

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

Day 4: Monday, July 17

Noon Mid-day Mindfulness: Tai Chi

Day 5: Tuesday, July 18

Noon Mid-day Mindfulness: Yoga

Day 6: Wednesday, July 19

Noon Mid-day Mindfulness: Tai Chi

Day 7: Thursday, July 20

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

Day 8: Friday, July 21

Noon Mid-day Mindfulness: Tai Chi

Day 9: Saturday, July 22

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

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

Day 10: Sunday, July 23

The events below will take place inside the Museum.

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

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

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

Day 1: Friday, July 14

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

Day 2: Saturday, July 15

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

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

Day 3: Sunday, July 16

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

Day 4: Monday, July 17

Noon Mid-day Mindfulness: Tai Chi

Day 5: Tuesday, July 18

Noon Mid-day Mindfulness: Yoga

Day 6: Wednesday, July 19

Noon Mid-day Mindfulness: Tai Chi

Day 7: Thursday, July 20

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

Day 8: Friday, July 21

Noon Mid-day Mindfulness: Tai Chi

Day 9: Saturday, July 22

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

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

Day 10: Sunday, July 23

The events below will take place inside the Museum.

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

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

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

Day 1: Friday, July 14

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

Day 2: Saturday, July 15

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

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

Day 3: Sunday, July 16

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

Day 4: Monday, July 17

Noon Mid-day Mindfulness: Tai Chi

Day 5: Tuesday, July 18

Noon Mid-day Mindfulness: Yoga

Day 6: Wednesday, July 19

Noon Mid-day Mindfulness: Tai Chi

Day 7: Thursday, July 20

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

Day 8: Friday, July 21

Noon Mid-day Mindfulness: Tai Chi

Day 9: Saturday, July 22

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

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

Day 10: Sunday, July 23

The events below will take place inside the Museum.

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

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

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

Day 1: Friday, July 14

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

Day 2: Saturday, July 15

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

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

Day 3: Sunday, July 16

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

Day 4: Monday, July 17

Noon Mid-day Mindfulness: Tai Chi

Day 5: Tuesday, July 18

Noon Mid-day Mindfulness: Yoga

Day 6: Wednesday, July 19

Noon Mid-day Mindfulness: Tai Chi

Day 7: Thursday, July 20

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

Day 8: Friday, July 21

Noon Mid-day Mindfulness: Tai Chi

Day 9: Saturday, July 22

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

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

Day 10: Sunday, July 23

The events below will take place inside the Museum.

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

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

Sorry, the Members Picnic is sold out.

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

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

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

Day 1: Friday, July 14

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

Day 2: Saturday, July 15

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

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

Day 3: Sunday, July 16

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

Day 4: Monday, July 17

Noon Mid-day Mindfulness: Tai Chi

Day 5: Tuesday, July 18

Noon Mid-day Mindfulness: Yoga

Day 6: Wednesday, July 19

Noon Mid-day Mindfulness: Tai Chi

Day 7: Thursday, July 20

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

Day 8: Friday, July 21

Noon Mid-day Mindfulness: Tai Chi

Day 9: Saturday, July 22

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

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

Day 10: Sunday, July 23

The events below will take place inside the Museum.

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

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

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

Day 1: Friday, July 14

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

Day 2: Saturday, July 15

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

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

Day 3: Sunday, July 16

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

Day 4: Monday, July 17

Noon Mid-day Mindfulness: Tai Chi

Day 5: Tuesday, July 18

Noon Mid-day Mindfulness: Yoga

Day 6: Wednesday, July 19

Noon Mid-day Mindfulness: Tai Chi

Day 7: Thursday, July 20

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

Day 8: Friday, July 21

Noon Mid-day Mindfulness: Tai Chi

Day 9: Saturday, July 22

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

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

Day 10: Sunday, July 23

The events below will take place inside the Museum.

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

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

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

Sponsored by Woodside Farm Creamery.

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

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

Day 1: Friday, July 14

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

Day 2: Saturday, July 15

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

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

Day 3: Sunday, July 16

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

Day 4: Monday, July 17

Noon Mid-day Mindfulness: Tai Chi

Day 5: Tuesday, July 18

Noon Mid-day Mindfulness: Yoga

Day 6: Wednesday, July 19

Noon Mid-day Mindfulness: Tai Chi

Day 7: Thursday, July 20

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

Day 8: Friday, July 21

Noon Mid-day Mindfulness: Tai Chi

Day 9: Saturday, July 22

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

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

Day 10: Sunday, July 23

The events below will take place inside the Museum.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Sponsors

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

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

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

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

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

Schedule of Events

11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

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

11:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.

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

1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

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

Sponsors

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

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

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

Partners

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

Sponsors

Sponsored by:

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Participating Preschools & Organizations

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

Please note: Registration for schools is closed.

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

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

Join us:

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

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

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

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

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

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

Members and their guests only

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

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

ABOUT THE EXHIBITION

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

Learn more.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Registration required. 

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

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

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

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

Christina Cultural Arts Center presents Dance Place DC: What’s Going On
Apr 21 @ 4:00 pm