PROGRAMS & EVENTS

Oct
13
Sat
Spotlight Tours
Oct 13 @ 2:00 pm
Spotlight Tours

Enjoy a tour of the Museum’s Collection through a new lens.

Saturdays, September 15 & 22, October 6 & 13: Local Pride: Art and Artists from Greater Wilmington

Sundays, September 30, October 7 & 14: Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood Artists: Rebels with a Cause

Last Poets in concert – Where are We Now?
Oct 13 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Before RAP knew its name, there was THE LAST POETS. The powerful, prophetic, and inspirational poetry of Abiodun Oyewole, David Nelson and Gylan Kain called a nation to reflect on racism, poverty and other societal concerns. Their legendary influence as “The Godfathers of Hip Hop” is still felt today.

On 10/13 (6-8pm), The Delaware Art Museum presents THE LAST POETS in concert featuring students of THE LYRIC LAB. Born of a collaboration between 302 GUNS DOWN and the THE LAST POETS, The Lyric Lab will be used to teach children affected by gun violence how to create and perform music related to their personal struggles. This collaboration aims to demonstrate the power of art to the greater Wilmington community. It passes the cultural baton to our youth to reduce violence in our city.

The performance will contain explicit content.

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

Partners

Oct
14
Sun
Trash Picking Texture Cuffs with Marne Ryan – 2-day Workshop
Oct 14 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Turn your scraps of sterling silver and gold into a beautiful cuff bracelet using fusing and framing techniques. 2-day workshop.

Instructor: Marne Ryan

Highlights Tour
Oct 14 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Highlights Tour

Museum Guides lead public tours every weekend. On Saturdays and Sundays, there is a Highlights tour focusing on the Museum’s collection at 1:00 p.m.

Exhibition Tour
Oct 14 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Exhibition Tour

Docents lead public tours every weekend. On Saturdays and Sundays, there is a tour of a particular exhibition at 2:00 p.m.

Spotlight Tours
Oct 14 @ 2:00 pm
Spotlight Tours

Enjoy a tour of the Museum’s Collection through a new lens.

Saturdays, September 15 & 22, October 6 & 13: Local Pride: Art and Artists from Greater Wilmington

Sundays, September 30, October 7 & 14: Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood Artists: Rebels with a Cause

Oct
18
Thu
Volunteer Information Reception
Oct 18 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Volunteer Information Reception

Interested in Volunteering? Join us for our third annual Volunteer Information Reception on Thursday, October 18 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. to learn more. Meet our staff, tour our galleries, enjoy light refreshments, and find out how you can get involved. Volunteers assist with special events, help facilitate family activities, and provide support with office needs and projects. Ages 15 and older are welcome.

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

Oct
19
Fri
Glory of Stories
Oct 19 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Glory of Stories

Glory of Stories introduces young visitors to art and the Museum through a story reading followed by an interactive tour of relevant works of art and a studio art project. This program encourages learning through discovery, exploration, and hands-on experiences. Ages 2 and up.

Group tour reservations are required for groups of 10 or more children. Chaperone guidelines and admission rates apply to reserved group tours. Learn more.

Nov 15 Love Hair Matthew Cherry
Nov 22 Thank You, Omu Oge Mora
Nov 29 Parker Looks Up Jessica and Parker Curry
Dec 6 Not a Box Antoinette Portis
Dec 13 Art and Max David Wiesner
Dec 20 Journey Aaron Becker
Dec 27 Regina’s Big Mistake Marissa Moss

2020

Jan 3 The Snowy Day Ezra Jack Keats
Jan 10 Last Stop on Market Street Matt De La Peña and Christian Robinson
Jan 17 Angelina Ice Skates Katherine Holabird
Jan 24 Dragon Dancing Pierr Morgan
Jan 31 Before Morning Joyce Sidman
Feb 7 Ada Twist, Scientist Andrea Beaty
Feb 14 Shape of My Heart Mark Sperring
Feb 21 I want my hat back Jon Klassen
Feb 28 Black? White! Day? Night! Laura Vaccaro Seeger

*Special Halloween Edition: Costumes encouraged! Enjoy a spooky story, a ghostly peek at art, and witchy art making with your grownup. Please, no weapons or large props in the Museum.

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

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

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

About the Exhibition

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

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

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

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

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

About the Exhibition

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

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

Highlights Tour
Oct 20 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Highlights Tour

Museum Guides lead public tours every weekend. On Saturdays and Sundays, there is a Highlights tour focusing on the Museum’s collection at 1:00 p.m.

Exhibition Tour
Oct 20 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Exhibition Tour

Museum guides lead public tours every weekend. On Saturdays and Sundays, there is a tour of a particular exhibition at 2:00 p.m.

Gallery Talk with Juror Paul Sacaridiz
Oct 20 @ 2:00 pm
Gallery Talk with Juror Paul Sacaridiz

Walk through the Juried Craft Exhibition with juror Paul Sacaridiz as he answers questions about the field of contemporary craft and how he selected the artists for this special exhibition. Free with admission.

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

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

Meet the Silvermans

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

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

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

Presented by Foster the Arts

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

Highlights Tour
Oct 21 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Highlights Tour

Museum Guides lead public tours every weekend. On Saturdays and Sundays, there is a Highlights tour focusing on the Museum’s collection at 1:00 p.m.

Exhibition Tour
Oct 21 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Exhibition Tour

Docents lead public tours every weekend. On Saturdays and Sundays, there is a tour of a particular exhibition at 2:00 p.m.

Oct
25
Thu
Craft Night
Oct 25 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Craft Night

Adults learn a craft technique and make a work of art to take home. Wine and refreshments will be available in the café while you create.

November 8: Holiday wearables
REGISTER

January 17: Embroidery circle
REGISTER

Oct
26
Fri
Glory of Stories
Oct 26 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Glory of Stories

Glory of Stories introduces young visitors to art and the Museum through a story reading followed by an interactive tour of relevant works of art and a studio art project. This program encourages learning through discovery, exploration, and hands-on experiences. Ages 2 and up.

Group tour reservations are required for groups of 10 or more children. Chaperone guidelines and admission rates apply to reserved group tours. Learn more.

Nov 15 Love Hair Matthew Cherry
Nov 22 Thank You, Omu Oge Mora
Nov 29 Parker Looks Up Jessica and Parker Curry
Dec 6 Not a Box Antoinette Portis
Dec 13 Art and Max David Wiesner
Dec 20 Journey Aaron Becker
Dec 27 Regina’s Big Mistake Marissa Moss

2020

Jan 3 The Snowy Day Ezra Jack Keats
Jan 10 Last Stop on Market Street Matt De La Peña and Christian Robinson
Jan 17 Angelina Ice Skates Katherine Holabird
Jan 24 Dragon Dancing Pierr Morgan
Jan 31 Before Morning Joyce Sidman
Feb 7 Ada Twist, Scientist Andrea Beaty
Feb 14 Shape of My Heart Mark Sperring
Feb 21 I want my hat back Jon Klassen
Feb 28 Black? White! Day? Night! Laura Vaccaro Seeger

*Special Halloween Edition: Costumes encouraged! Enjoy a spooky story, a ghostly peek at art, and witchy art making with your grownup. Please, no weapons or large props in the Museum.

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

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

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

About the Exhibition

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

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

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

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

In partnership with Hispanic American Association of Delaware

ADVISORY: 

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

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

AVISO:

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

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

Nov
2
Fri
Glory of Stories
Nov 2 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Glory of Stories

Glory of Stories introduces young visitors to art and the Museum through a story reading followed by an interactive tour of relevant works of art and a studio art project. This program encourages learning through discovery, exploration, and hands-on experiences. Ages 2 and up.

Group tour reservations are required for groups of 10 or more children. Chaperone guidelines and admission rates apply to reserved group tours. Learn more.

Nov 15 Love Hair Matthew Cherry
Nov 22 Thank You, Omu Oge Mora
Nov 29 Parker Looks Up Jessica and Parker Curry
Dec 6 Not a Box Antoinette Portis
Dec 13 Art and Max David Wiesner
Dec 20 Journey Aaron Becker
Dec 27 Regina’s Big Mistake Marissa Moss

2020

Jan 3 The Snowy Day Ezra Jack Keats
Jan 10 Last Stop on Market Street Matt De La Peña and Christian Robinson
Jan 17 Angelina Ice Skates Katherine Holabird
Jan 24 Dragon Dancing Pierr Morgan
Jan 31 Before Morning Joyce Sidman
Feb 7 Ada Twist, Scientist Andrea Beaty
Feb 14 Shape of My Heart Mark Sperring
Feb 21 I want my hat back Jon Klassen
Feb 28 Black? White! Day? Night! Laura Vaccaro Seeger

*Special Halloween Edition: Costumes encouraged! Enjoy a spooky story, a ghostly peek at art, and witchy art making with your grownup. Please, no weapons or large props in the Museum.

Art is Tasty
Nov 2 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Art is Tasty

First Fridays of the month. This noon-time lunch series on the first Friday of every month pairs an engaging 30-minute discussion about a work of art with a delicious lunch in the Thronson Café. (Café lunch voucher included in price).

Upcoming Topics

November 1, 2019: Charles Burchfield painting – Register

December 6, 2019: Mandala, Gregory Gillespie – Register

January 3, 2020: Artwork from the exhibition Mitch Lyons: The Hand Translated – Register

February 7, 2020: Flying Dutchman, Howard Pyle – Register

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

Due to inclement weather, this event has been cancelled.

In partnership with Hispanic American Association of Delaware

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

Nov
5
Mon
Poor People’s TV Room – Okwui Okpokwasili
Nov 5 @ 7:00 pm

“Ruthlessly clean and clever…Okpokwasili puts the threat in triple threat.” – Time Out NY

Delaware Art Museum presents Okwui Okpokwasili’s Poor People’s TV Room. Bessie Award winner, Okpokwasili’s multimedia dance performance is informed by two historical incidents in Nigeria: The Women’s War of 1929, a resistance movement against British colonial powers; and the Boko Haram kidnappings of more than 300 girls, which launched the Bring Back Our Girls movement. Poor People’s TV Room investigates how the complex collective actions of African women correspond to women’s social action throughout the world. This performance includes partial nudity.

Tickets

November 5 November 7

This project is supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts.

About the 2018 Performance Series

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

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

Learn more.

Nov
6
Tue
Dance Workshop
Nov 6 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Dance Workshop @ Christina Cultural Arts Center

A workshop for artists at all levels that focuses on finding an embodied practice. Exploratory questions may include: How does a body make narrative? How does one build a movement vocabulary around the psychic condition of a character? Participants will work individually and in groups to explore developing a character through movement. In this studio-based workshop, Okpokwasili and Born will guide artists through ways to express the personal story through the body. This is at the intersection of performance and dance. 10-15 participants who are interested making art—either as a professional artist or enthusiastic amateur. No experience necessary! Ages 18 and up.

Nov
7
Wed
Poor People’s TV Room – Okwui Okpokwasili
Nov 7 @ 7:00 pm

“Ruthlessly clean and clever…Okpokwasili puts the threat in triple threat.” – Time Out NY

Delaware Art Museum presents Okwui Okpokwasili’s Poor People’s TV Room. Bessie Award winner, Okpokwasili’s multimedia dance performance is informed by two historical incidents in Nigeria: The Women’s War of 1929, a resistance movement against British colonial powers; and the Boko Haram kidnappings of more than 300 girls, which launched the Bring Back Our Girls movement. Poor People’s TV Room investigates how the complex collective actions of African women correspond to women’s social action throughout the world. This performance includes partial nudity.

Tickets

November 5 November 7

This project is supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts.

About the 2018 Performance Series

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

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

Learn more.

Nov
8
Thu
Craft Night
Nov 8 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Craft Night

Adults learn a craft technique and make a work of art to take home. Wine and refreshments will be available in the café while you create.

November 8: Holiday wearables
REGISTER

January 17: Embroidery circle
REGISTER

Nov
9
Fri
Glory of Stories
Nov 9 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Glory of Stories

Glory of Stories introduces young visitors to art and the Museum through a story reading followed by an interactive tour of relevant works of art and a studio art project. This program encourages learning through discovery, exploration, and hands-on experiences. Ages 2 and up.

Group tour reservations are required for groups of 10 or more children. Chaperone guidelines and admission rates apply to reserved group tours. Learn more.

Nov 15 Love Hair Matthew Cherry
Nov 22 Thank You, Omu Oge Mora
Nov 29 Parker Looks Up Jessica and Parker Curry
Dec 6 Not a Box Antoinette Portis
Dec 13 Art and Max David Wiesner
Dec 20 Journey Aaron Becker
Dec 27 Regina’s Big Mistake Marissa Moss

2020

Jan 3 The Snowy Day Ezra Jack Keats
Jan 10 Last Stop on Market Street Matt De La Peña and Christian Robinson
Jan 17 Angelina Ice Skates Katherine Holabird
Jan 24 Dragon Dancing Pierr Morgan
Jan 31 Before Morning Joyce Sidman
Feb 7 Ada Twist, Scientist Andrea Beaty
Feb 14 Shape of My Heart Mark Sperring
Feb 21 I want my hat back Jon Klassen
Feb 28 Black? White! Day? Night! Laura Vaccaro Seeger

*Special Halloween Edition: Costumes encouraged! Enjoy a spooky story, a ghostly peek at art, and witchy art making with your grownup. Please, no weapons or large props in the Museum.

Nov
10
Sat
Loop in Loop Chain Making – 2-day Workshop
Nov 10 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Using inspiration from ancient techniques, learn how to form, fuse, and assemble fine silver links into strong chains. 2-day workshop.

Instructor: Caryn L. Hetherston

Nov
11
Sun
Loop in Loop Chain Making – 2-day Workshop
Nov 11 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Using inspiration from ancient techniques, learn how to form, fuse, and assemble fine silver links into strong chains. 2-day workshop.

Instructor: Caryn L. Hetherston

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

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

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

About the Exhibition

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

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

Nov
15
Thu
2019 Performance Series Preview Event
Nov 15 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
2019 Performance Series Preview Event

Preview the dynamic new 2019 Performance Series! Attend this preview and cocktail reception to learn more.

Nov
16
Fri
Glory of Stories
Nov 16 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Glory of Stories

Glory of Stories introduces young visitors to art and the Museum through a story reading followed by an interactive tour of relevant works of art and a studio art project. This program encourages learning through discovery, exploration, and hands-on experiences. Ages 2 and up.

Group tour reservations are required for groups of 10 or more children. Chaperone guidelines and admission rates apply to reserved group tours. Learn more.

Nov 15 Love Hair Matthew Cherry
Nov 22 Thank You, Omu Oge Mora
Nov 29 Parker Looks Up Jessica and Parker Curry
Dec 6 Not a Box Antoinette Portis
Dec 13 Art and Max David Wiesner
Dec 20 Journey Aaron Becker
Dec 27 Regina’s Big Mistake Marissa Moss

2020

Jan 3 The Snowy Day Ezra Jack Keats
Jan 10 Last Stop on Market Street Matt De La Peña and Christian Robinson
Jan 17 Angelina Ice Skates Katherine Holabird
Jan 24 Dragon Dancing Pierr Morgan
Jan 31 Before Morning Joyce Sidman
Feb 7 Ada Twist, Scientist Andrea Beaty
Feb 14 Shape of My Heart Mark Sperring
Feb 21 I want my hat back Jon Klassen
Feb 28 Black? White! Day? Night! Laura Vaccaro Seeger

*Special Halloween Edition: Costumes encouraged! Enjoy a spooky story, a ghostly peek at art, and witchy art making with your grownup. Please, no weapons or large props in the Museum.

Nov
18
Sun
Felted Scarves Workshop
Nov 18 @ 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Felted Scarves Workshop

Learn about nuno felting, a technique that uses loose wool and silk to build up color and texture resulting in a beautiful handmade scarf.

Instructor: Linda Celestian

Nov
23
Fri
Glory of Stories
Nov 23 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Glory of Stories

Glory of Stories introduces young visitors to art and the Museum through a story reading followed by an interactive tour of relevant works of art and a studio art project. This program encourages learning through discovery, exploration, and hands-on experiences. Ages 2 and up.

Group tour reservations are required for groups of 10 or more children. Chaperone guidelines and admission rates apply to reserved group tours. Learn more.

Nov 15 Love Hair Matthew Cherry
Nov 22 Thank You, Omu Oge Mora
Nov 29 Parker Looks Up Jessica and Parker Curry
Dec 6 Not a Box Antoinette Portis
Dec 13 Art and Max David Wiesner
Dec 20 Journey Aaron Becker
Dec 27 Regina’s Big Mistake Marissa Moss

2020

Jan 3 The Snowy Day Ezra Jack Keats
Jan 10 Last Stop on Market Street Matt De La Peña and Christian Robinson
Jan 17 Angelina Ice Skates Katherine Holabird
Jan 24 Dragon Dancing Pierr Morgan
Jan 31 Before Morning Joyce Sidman
Feb 7 Ada Twist, Scientist Andrea Beaty
Feb 14 Shape of My Heart Mark Sperring
Feb 21 I want my hat back Jon Klassen
Feb 28 Black? White! Day? Night! Laura Vaccaro Seeger

*Special Halloween Edition: Costumes encouraged! Enjoy a spooky story, a ghostly peek at art, and witchy art making with your grownup. Please, no weapons or large props in the Museum.

Nov
25
Sun
Taking Center Stage – Women Composers, Then and Now
Nov 25 @ 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm

Presented by University of Delaware Music Department
1:30 p.m. Pre-Concert Talk | 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

University of Delaware (UD) Music faculty members Sheila Brown and Julie Nishimura will perform a program highlighting the role of women composers in classical music. UD Musicology Professor Dr. Phil Gentry will also talk about the role of gender in society affecting women composers in the 20th and 21st centuries.

About Connected Series

Connected features events produced by the community, for the community. All events are free and open to the public. Learn more.

Nov
29
Thu
Writers Meet-up & Open Mic
Nov 29 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Writers Meet-up & Open Mic

Join us at the Museum for a community gathering of writers as we share, celebrate, and plan for the future. Bring a piece of work to read at the mic (3 minute time limit) or just bring yourself-all genres, writers, and performers welcome! Cash bar and light fare available for purchase. 

Nov
30
Fri
Glory of Stories
Nov 30 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Glory of Stories

Glory of Stories introduces young visitors to art and the Museum through a story reading followed by an interactive tour of relevant works of art and a studio art project. This program encourages learning through discovery, exploration, and hands-on experiences. Ages 2 and up.

Group tour reservations are required for groups of 10 or more children. Chaperone guidelines and admission rates apply to reserved group tours. Learn more.

Nov 15 Love Hair Matthew Cherry
Nov 22 Thank You, Omu Oge Mora
Nov 29 Parker Looks Up Jessica and Parker Curry
Dec 6 Not a Box Antoinette Portis
Dec 13 Art and Max David Wiesner
Dec 20 Journey Aaron Becker
Dec 27 Regina’s Big Mistake Marissa Moss

2020

Jan 3 The Snowy Day Ezra Jack Keats
Jan 10 Last Stop on Market Street Matt De La Peña and Christian Robinson
Jan 17 Angelina Ice Skates Katherine Holabird
Jan 24 Dragon Dancing Pierr Morgan
Jan 31 Before Morning Joyce Sidman
Feb 7 Ada Twist, Scientist Andrea Beaty
Feb 14 Shape of My Heart Mark Sperring
Feb 21 I want my hat back Jon Klassen
Feb 28 Black? White! Day? Night! Laura Vaccaro Seeger

*Special Halloween Edition: Costumes encouraged! Enjoy a spooky story, a ghostly peek at art, and witchy art making with your grownup. Please, no weapons or large props in the Museum.

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

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

Instructor: Sam Mylin

Early registration discount does not apply.

Dec
2
Sun
Inside Look
Dec 2 @ 2:00 pm
Inside Look

Join us for an inside look and in-depth dialogue around a single work of art on a tour led by local graduate students.

Dec
6
Thu
Inside Look
Dec 6 @ 6:00 pm
Inside Look

Join us for an inside look and in-depth dialogue around a single work of art on a tour led by local graduate students.

Dec
7
Fri
Glory of Stories
Dec 7 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Glory of Stories

Glory of Stories introduces young visitors to art and the Museum through a story reading followed by an interactive tour of relevant works of art and a studio art project. This program encourages learning through discovery, exploration, and hands-on experiences. Ages 2 and up.

Group tour reservations are required for groups of 10 or more children. Chaperone guidelines and admission rates apply to reserved group tours. Learn more.

Nov 15 Love Hair Matthew Cherry
Nov 22 Thank You, Omu Oge Mora
Nov 29 Parker Looks Up Jessica and Parker Curry
Dec 6 Not a Box Antoinette Portis
Dec 13 Art and Max David Wiesner
Dec 20 Journey Aaron Becker
Dec 27 Regina’s Big Mistake Marissa Moss

2020

Jan 3 The Snowy Day Ezra Jack Keats
Jan 10 Last Stop on Market Street Matt De La Peña and Christian Robinson
Jan 17 Angelina Ice Skates Katherine Holabird
Jan 24 Dragon Dancing Pierr Morgan
Jan 31 Before Morning Joyce Sidman
Feb 7 Ada Twist, Scientist Andrea Beaty
Feb 14 Shape of My Heart Mark Sperring
Feb 21 I want my hat back Jon Klassen
Feb 28 Black? White! Day? Night! Laura Vaccaro Seeger

*Special Halloween Edition: Costumes encouraged! Enjoy a spooky story, a ghostly peek at art, and witchy art making with your grownup. Please, no weapons or large props in the Museum.

Art is Tasty
Dec 7 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Art is Tasty

First Fridays of the month. This noon-time lunch series on the first Friday of every month pairs an engaging 30-minute discussion about a work of art with a delicious lunch in the Thronson Café. (Café lunch voucher included in price).

Upcoming Topics

November 1, 2019: Charles Burchfield painting – Register

December 6, 2019: Mandala, Gregory Gillespie – Register

January 3, 2020: Artwork from the exhibition Mitch Lyons: The Hand Translated – Register

February 7, 2020: Flying Dutchman, Howard Pyle – Register

Winter Arts Festival
Dec 7 @ 12:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Winter Arts Festival

Celebrate the season at the Museum during this family-friendly two-day event, December 7 & 8! 

Shop for holiday gifts from 20 regional artisans, listen to festive music performed by local choirs, and enjoy the Museum’s seasonal decorations. Winter-themed art projects will be available for children and their families and snacks and beverages will be for sale from Toscana in the Museum’s Thronson Café. The Museum Store will offer Member specials throughout the weekend. Cash bar.

Artisans

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

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

Annette Maazaoui of East Coast Sweets
Hand-crafted Chocolates – East Coast Sweets specializes in hand crafted gift-able boxes of fine chocolates and confections.

Lisa Sabol
Fused and Kiln formed Glass – Lisa has always been drawn to the radiance of glass.  She finds inspiration in the contrast between colors, the varying hues and shades, the play of light through transparent and the reflection of opaque. Her art is functional, beautiful and unique.  She creates plates, bowls, vessels and vases using a multitude of techniques to create stunning and visually intriguing works. shegotglass.com

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

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

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

Shirley St. Jean
Jewelry and Ornament Covers – A former Docent of the Delaware Art Museum, Shirley can be found at local museums offering her unique freshwater pearl and semi-precious stone jewelry. Using off-loom weaving and bead embroidery techniques, Shirley creates timeless and elegant jewelry as well as crystal ornaments and ornament covers.

Linda Majewski
Hand-painted paper plant arrangements – Linda is a self-taught artist working primarily in paper.  Her current focus is creating hand-painted paper plants for use in arrangements, wreaths, vertical gardens, and hanging art.  Her plants are her personal designs and constructed completely by hand. Paperhomeandgarden.com

Lisa W. Behm of Pottery by Lisa
Functional Wheel-thrown Pottery – Lisa creates functional clay work. You will find bowls, plates, cups, mugs, soap dispensers, platters, pitchers, and much more. If you do not see what you are looking for, tell her about it, and then follow her on a journey as she explores what clay and glaze can become. Potterybylwb.com

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

Cynthia duPont Tobias
Watercolors – Cynthia is a theatrical set designer and watercolor artist.  Her subjects include the local landscape, such as the Brandywine area, nature, and portraits. Smithbridgefarm.com

Pamela M Levin of Nivell Jewelry
Jewelry in Combinations of Leather, Metals and Stones – Pamela  personally crafts sterling silver and leather jewelry with unusual semi-precious stones mined from all over the world. Small batch production guarantees attention to detail, excellent quality, and often one-of-a-kind specialicious pieces. Her newest leather collection brings bold colors and textures to leather jewelry using many luxurious Italian leathers, kidskin, lamb, fish leather, and genuine alligator. Pamela’s refreshing style exudes simple elegance by transforming her materials into smooth, modern, and clean lines. The designer firmly believes even the simplest of designs can provide a dramatic statement for you. Nivelljewelry.com

Eric W Zippe
Photography on Wood, Fine Art Prints and Laser Engraved Wood – Eric’s involvement in fine art photography began in the early 1990’s. His work is often conceptually based, relying heavily on the use of found locations and subjects as equivalents. It is designed to invoke thought with feeling and to transport the viewer simultaneously into the physical location of the image and into the viewer’s own subconscious. He uses methods and techniques from both analog and digital that pay respect to the art’s great past. Ezippe.com

Candace Bless of Glasslight Studio
Glassblowing– Driven by aesthetics, the Glasslight Studio strives to combine creative obsession with superb craftsmanship.  Their glass and sculptural steel elements are free-form and graceful explorations of movement and color.  They endeavor to understand the materials and processes in a way that allows them to create unique examples of the same form, as well as to realize a singular vision.  Their goal is to weave the disparate mediums of glass and metal into a seamless whole with exhilarating results. Glasslightstudio.com

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

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

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

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

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

About the Exhibition

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

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

Dec
8
Sat
Winter Arts Festival
Dec 8 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Winter Arts Festival

Celebrate the season at the Museum during this family-friendly two-day event! Shop for holiday gifts from 20 regional artisans, listen to festive music performed by local choirs, and enjoy the Museum’s seasonal decorations. Winter-themed art projects will be available for children and their families and snacks and beverages will be for sale from Toscana in the Museum’s Thronson Café. The Museum Store will offer Member specials throughout the weekend. Cash bar.

Artisans

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

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

Annette Maazaoi of East Coast Sweets
Hand-crafted Chocolates – East Coast Sweets specializes in hand crafted gift-able boxes of fine chocolates and confections.

Lisa Sabol
Fused and Kiln formed Glass – Lisa has always been drawn to the radiance of glass.  She finds inspiration in the contrast between colors, the varying hues and shades, the play of light through transparent and the reflection of opaque. Her art is functional, beautiful and unique.  She creates plates, bowls, vessels and vases using a multitude of techniques to create stunning and visually intriguing works. shegotglass.com

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

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

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

Shirley St. Jean
Jewelry and Ornament Covers – A former Docent of the Delaware Art Museum, Shirley can be found at local museums offering her unique freshwater pearl and semi-precious stone jewelry. Using off-loom weaving and bead embroidery techniques, Shirley creates timeless and elegant jewelry as well as crystal ornaments and ornament covers.

Linda Majewski
Hand-painted paper plant arrangements – Linda is a self-taught artist working primarily in paper.  Her current focus is creating hand-painted paper plants for use in arrangements, wreaths, vertical gardens, and hanging art.  Her plants are her personal designs and constructed completely by hand. Paperhomeandgarden.com

Lisa W. Behm of Pottery by Lisa
Functional Wheel-thrown Pottery – Lisa creates functional clay work. You will find bowls, plates, cups, mugs, soap dispensers, platters, pitchers, and much more. If you do not see what you are looking for, tell her about it, and then follow her on a journey as she explores what clay and glaze can become. Potterybylwb.com

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

Cynthia duPont Tobias
Watercolors – Cynthia is a theatrical set designer and watercolor artist.  Her subjects include the local landscape, such as the Brandywine area, nature, and portraits. Smithbridgefarm.com

Pamela M Levin of Nivell Jewelry
Jewelry in Combinations of Leather, Metals and Stones – Pamela  personally crafts sterling silver and leather jewelry with unusual semi-precious stones mined from all over the world. Small batch production guarantees attention to detail, excellent quality, and often one-of-a-kind specialicious pieces. Her newest leather collection brings bold colors and textures to leather jewelry using many luxurious Italian leathers, kidskin, lamb, fish leather, and genuine alligator. Pamela’s refreshing style exudes simple elegance by transforming her materials into smooth, modern, and clean lines. The designer firmly believes even the simplest of designs can provide a dramatic statement for you. Nivelljewelry.com

Eric W Zippe
Photography on Wood, Fine Art Prints and Laser Engraved Wood – Eric’s involvement in fine art photography began in the early 1990’s. His work is often conceptually based, relying heavily on the use of found locations and subjects as equivalents. It is designed to invoke thought with feeling and to transport the viewer simultaneously into the physical location of the image and into the viewer’s own subconscious. He uses methods and techniques from both analog and digital that pay respect to the art’s great past. Ezippe.com

Candace Bless of Glasslight Studio
Glassblowing– Driven by aesthetics, the Glasslight Studio strives to combine creative obsession with superb craftsmanship.  Their glass and sculptural steel elements are free-form and graceful explorations of movement and color.  They endeavor to understand the materials and processes in a way that allows them to create unique examples of the same form, as well as to realize a singular vision.  Their goal is to weave the disparate mediums of glass and metal into a seamless whole with exhilarating results. Glasslightstudio.com

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

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

Holiday House Tour: Celebrating Timeless Classics
Dec 8 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

The theme for this year’s tour – Celebrating Timeless Classics – started as just an idea; we didn’t have any houses. We wanted to enlist local builders and architects to help choose beautiful homes, but we didn’t know what we’d discover. Now, after visits to these homes ourselves, we realize that we are lucky to be invited into the new grand homes of the Brandywine Valley. The residences have been built for today’s style of living – gracious, relaxed, family oriented – and will surely stand the test of time.

Thank you to our presenting sponsors, Dewson Construction, Period Architecture and Porter Construction who identified these homes for us. The six are all different; some definitely reflect the heritage of the stone farmhouses of the past, but others chart new territory.

Doors will be open on December 8 to:

  • Elegant Highlands Classic on Kentmere Parkway
  • New English Country Manor in Greenville
  • Fox Hollow, the beautifully appointed home of one of our sponsors
  • Surprise Prairie Style residence set among the Brandywine Valley rolling hills
  • Tranquil Retreat, minimalist in decoration yet so inviting and restful
  • Chester County Hillside Estate, where attention to architectural detail and spacious rooms and vistas entice us to linger

Tickets

$35 if you pick up at the Museum or buy at retail outlets: Janssen’s Market, Everything But the Kitchen Sink, Old Country Gardeds, Purple Sage Herbs & Gifts in Middletown, Studio 882 Furniture + Design in Glen Mills

$40 day of Holiday House Tour: Purchase Saturday, December 8, at the Museum or retail outlets.

Dec
9
Sun
Meet the Artist: Intimate Visions
Dec 9 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Meet the Artist: Intimate Visions

Get inspired! Learn about the creative process from the artists of our latest Outlooks show, Intimate Visions: Paintings on Paper featuring David Hornung, Constance Moore Simon, Žaneta Zubkova.

About the Exhibition

The intimate vision of each artist—a mingling of reality and invention—blends the natural world with abstract shapes. Whether in luminous or subdued colors, these forms conjure up a cityscape or countryside. Patterns may suggest solid objects or floating fragments. The small scale of the works draw us into the vision for a closer look. Learn more.

Dec
14
Fri
Glory of Stories
Dec 14 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Glory of Stories

Glory of Stories introduces young visitors to art and the Museum through a story reading followed by an interactive tour of relevant works of art and a studio art project. This program encourages learning through discovery, exploration, and hands-on experiences. Ages 2 and up.

Group tour reservations are required for groups of 10 or more children. Chaperone guidelines and admission rates apply to reserved group tours. Learn more.

Nov 15 Love Hair Matthew Cherry
Nov 22 Thank You, Omu Oge Mora
Nov 29 Parker Looks Up Jessica and Parker Curry
Dec 6 Not a Box Antoinette Portis
Dec 13 Art and Max David Wiesner
Dec 20 Journey Aaron Becker
Dec 27 Regina’s Big Mistake Marissa Moss

2020

Jan 3 The Snowy Day Ezra Jack Keats
Jan 10 Last Stop on Market Street Matt De La Peña and Christian Robinson
Jan 17 Angelina Ice Skates Katherine Holabird
Jan 24 Dragon Dancing Pierr Morgan
Jan 31 Before Morning Joyce Sidman
Feb 7 Ada Twist, Scientist Andrea Beaty
Feb 14 Shape of My Heart Mark Sperring
Feb 21 I want my hat back Jon Klassen
Feb 28 Black? White! Day? Night! Laura Vaccaro Seeger

*Special Halloween Edition: Costumes encouraged! Enjoy a spooky story, a ghostly peek at art, and witchy art making with your grownup. Please, no weapons or large props in the Museum.

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

Sorry, this event is sold out.

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

ABOUT THE 2018 PERFORMANCE SERIES

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

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

Learn more.

Dec
21
Fri
Glory of Stories
Dec 21 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Glory of Stories

Glory of Stories introduces young visitors to art and the Museum through a story reading followed by an interactive tour of relevant works of art and a studio art project. This program encourages learning through discovery, exploration, and hands-on experiences. Ages 2 and up.

Group tour reservations are required for groups of 10 or more children. Chaperone guidelines and admission rates apply to reserved group tours. Learn more.

Nov 15 Love Hair Matthew Cherry
Nov 22 Thank You, Omu Oge Mora
Nov 29 Parker Looks Up Jessica and Parker Curry
Dec 6 Not a Box Antoinette Portis
Dec 13 Art and Max David Wiesner
Dec 20 Journey Aaron Becker
Dec 27 Regina’s Big Mistake Marissa Moss

2020

Jan 3 The Snowy Day Ezra Jack Keats
Jan 10 Last Stop on Market Street Matt De La Peña and Christian Robinson
Jan 17 Angelina Ice Skates Katherine Holabird
Jan 24 Dragon Dancing Pierr Morgan
Jan 31 Before Morning Joyce Sidman
Feb 7 Ada Twist, Scientist Andrea Beaty
Feb 14 Shape of My Heart Mark Sperring
Feb 21 I want my hat back Jon Klassen
Feb 28 Black? White! Day? Night! Laura Vaccaro Seeger

*Special Halloween Edition: Costumes encouraged! Enjoy a spooky story, a ghostly peek at art, and witchy art making with your grownup. Please, no weapons or large props in the Museum.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Glory of Stories
Dec 28 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Glory of Stories

Glory of Stories introduces young visitors to art and the Museum through a story reading followed by an interactive tour of relevant works of art and a studio art project. This program encourages learning through discovery, exploration, and hands-on experiences. Ages 2 and up.

Group tour reservations are required for groups of 10 or more children. Chaperone guidelines and admission rates apply to reserved group tours. Learn more.

Nov 15 Love Hair Matthew Cherry
Nov 22 Thank You, Omu Oge Mora
Nov 29 Parker Looks Up Jessica and Parker Curry
Dec 6 Not a Box Antoinette Portis
Dec 13 Art and Max David Wiesner
Dec 20 Journey Aaron Becker
Dec 27 Regina’s Big Mistake Marissa Moss

2020

Jan 3 The Snowy Day Ezra Jack Keats
Jan 10 Last Stop on Market Street Matt De La Peña and Christian Robinson
Jan 17 Angelina Ice Skates Katherine Holabird
Jan 24 Dragon Dancing Pierr Morgan
Jan 31 Before Morning Joyce Sidman
Feb 7 Ada Twist, Scientist Andrea Beaty
Feb 14 Shape of My Heart Mark Sperring
Feb 21 I want my hat back Jon Klassen
Feb 28 Black? White! Day? Night! Laura Vaccaro Seeger

*Special Halloween Edition: Costumes encouraged! Enjoy a spooky story, a ghostly peek at art, and witchy art making with your grownup. Please, no weapons or large props in the Museum.

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

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

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

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

Jan
4
Fri
Glory of Stories
Jan 4 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Glory of Stories

Glory of Stories introduces young visitors to art and the Museum through a story reading followed by an interactive tour of relevant works of art and a studio art project. This program encourages learning through discovery, exploration, and hands-on experiences. Ages 2 and up.

Group tour reservations are required for groups of 10 or more children. Chaperone guidelines and admission rates apply to reserved group tours. Learn more.

Nov 15 Love Hair Matthew Cherry
Nov 22 Thank You, Omu Oge Mora
Nov 29 Parker Looks Up Jessica and Parker Curry
Dec 6 Not a Box Antoinette Portis
Dec 13 Art and Max David Wiesner
Dec 20 Journey Aaron Becker
Dec 27 Regina’s Big Mistake Marissa Moss

2020

Jan 3 The Snowy Day Ezra Jack Keats
Jan 10 Last Stop on Market Street Matt De La Peña and Christian Robinson
Jan 17 Angelina Ice Skates Katherine Holabird
Jan 24 Dragon Dancing Pierr Morgan
Jan 31 Before Morning Joyce Sidman
Feb 7 Ada Twist, Scientist Andrea Beaty
Feb 14 Shape of My Heart Mark Sperring
Feb 21 I want my hat back Jon Klassen
Feb 28 Black? White! Day? Night! Laura Vaccaro Seeger

*Special Halloween Edition: Costumes encouraged! Enjoy a spooky story, a ghostly peek at art, and witchy art making with your grownup. Please, no weapons or large props in the Museum.

Art is Tasty
Jan 4 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Art is Tasty

First Fridays of the month. This noon-time lunch series on the first Friday of every month pairs an engaging 30-minute discussion about a work of art with a delicious lunch in the Thronson Café. (Café lunch voucher included in price).

Upcoming Topics

November 1, 2019: Charles Burchfield painting – Register

December 6, 2019: Mandala, Gregory Gillespie – Register

January 3, 2020: Artwork from the exhibition Mitch Lyons: The Hand Translated – Register

February 7, 2020: Flying Dutchman, Howard Pyle – Register

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

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

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

About the Exhibition

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

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

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

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

Click here for School Registration.

Participating preschools and organizations:

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

Additional preschools are still being added.

Jan
11
Fri
Glory of Stories
Jan 11 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Glory of Stories

Glory of Stories introduces young visitors to art and the Museum through a story reading followed by an interactive tour of relevant works of art and a studio art project. This program encourages learning through discovery, exploration, and hands-on experiences. Ages 2 and up.

Group tour reservations are required for groups of 10 or more children. Chaperone guidelines and admission rates apply to reserved group tours. Learn more.

Nov 15 Love Hair Matthew Cherry
Nov 22 Thank You, Omu Oge Mora
Nov 29 Parker Looks Up Jessica and Parker Curry
Dec 6 Not a Box Antoinette Portis
Dec 13 Art and Max David Wiesner
Dec 20 Journey Aaron Becker
Dec 27 Regina’s Big Mistake Marissa Moss

2020

Jan 3 The Snowy Day Ezra Jack Keats
Jan 10 Last Stop on Market Street Matt De La Peña and Christian Robinson
Jan 17 Angelina Ice Skates Katherine Holabird
Jan 24 Dragon Dancing Pierr Morgan
Jan 31 Before Morning Joyce Sidman
Feb 7 Ada Twist, Scientist Andrea Beaty
Feb 14 Shape of My Heart Mark Sperring
Feb 21 I want my hat back Jon Klassen
Feb 28 Black? White! Day? Night! Laura Vaccaro Seeger

*Special Halloween Edition: Costumes encouraged! Enjoy a spooky story, a ghostly peek at art, and witchy art making with your grownup. Please, no weapons or large props in the Museum.

Jan
17
Thu
Craft Night
Jan 17 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Craft Night

Adults learn a craft technique and make a work of art to take home. Wine and refreshments will be available in the café while you create.

November 8: Holiday wearables
REGISTER

January 17: Embroidery circle
REGISTER

Women’s Suffragists Movement: Purple Sashes to Pink Hats
Jan 17 @ 6:00 pm
Women's Suffragists Movement: Purple Sashes to Pink Hats

YWCA Delaware brings you the first Investors Cabinet of 2019—”The Women’s Suffragists Movement: Purple Sashes to Pink Hats.” Partnering with YWCA Delaware for this event are the Delaware Art Museum and the Turning Point Suffragists Memorial.

Please join us to learn about:

  • Barbara Bodichon, an early female participant in the Pre-Raphaelite movement and a tireless reformer and women’s rights champion, presented by  Margaretta Frederick, Curator of the Bancroft Pre-Raphaelite Collection
  • The Turning Points Suffragists Memorial, a history of the suffragists movement, presented by Staci Burton
  • A brief history of Mary Ann Shad Cary, presented by historian Lora Englehart;
  • An update on the Delaware Women’s March, presented by Donna Shand.
Jan
18
Fri
Glory of Stories
Jan 18 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Glory of Stories

Glory of Stories introduces young visitors to art and the Museum through a story reading followed by an interactive tour of relevant works of art and a studio art project. This program encourages learning through discovery, exploration, and hands-on experiences. Ages 2 and up.

Group tour reservations are required for groups of 10 or more children. Chaperone guidelines and admission rates apply to reserved group tours. Learn more.

Nov 15 Love Hair Matthew Cherry
Nov 22 Thank You, Omu Oge Mora
Nov 29 Parker Looks Up Jessica and Parker Curry
Dec 6 Not a Box Antoinette Portis
Dec 13 Art and Max David Wiesner
Dec 20 Journey Aaron Becker
Dec 27 Regina’s Big Mistake Marissa Moss

2020

Jan 3 The Snowy Day Ezra Jack Keats
Jan 10 Last Stop on Market Street Matt De La Peña and Christian Robinson
Jan 17 Angelina Ice Skates Katherine Holabird
Jan 24 Dragon Dancing Pierr Morgan
Jan 31 Before Morning Joyce Sidman
Feb 7 Ada Twist, Scientist Andrea Beaty
Feb 14 Shape of My Heart Mark Sperring
Feb 21 I want my hat back Jon Klassen
Feb 28 Black? White! Day? Night! Laura Vaccaro Seeger

*Special Halloween Edition: Costumes encouraged! Enjoy a spooky story, a ghostly peek at art, and witchy art making with your grownup. Please, no weapons or large props in the Museum.

Black String
Jan 18 @ 8:00 pm

Photograph by Nah Inu

“An engaging exploration of what can be achieved by bringing ancient and modern into creative fusion.” – Jazzwise

Black String, based on Korean traditional music and improvisational music kind of jazz, attempts to create a unique language through Asian intuition and musical idiom. Black String aims to seek a new sound that can internalize a variety of musical expression in traditional music, as well as harmonize with other expression in world music. They were founded in 2011 Korea-UK cultural exchange program titled “UK Connection” project and have been performing at Jarasum International Jazz Festival (South Korea) and London Jazz Festival (UK) collaborating with UK artists; Tim Garland, John Turville, Asaf Sirkis and Gwilym Simcock and they are performing many more world renowned festivals and venues. Amplified and burst sound of Geomun-go, fierce quake of Korean traditional percussion, and unpredictable melody of jazz guitar will grasp all your senses.

Yoon Jeong Heo | Geomun-go; Six-string zither
Jean Oh | elec. guitars
Aram Lee | Daegeum, Yanggeum
Min Wang Hwang | vocal, percussion

Multi-Cultural Jam Session with Black String

January 19, 2019 | 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. | Location: Delaware Art Museum

Musicians! Come jam with the world renowned Korean world music ensemble Black String.  Black String plays traditional Korean instruments, and approaches their music making through an improvisational lens. This jam session is open to musicians of all styles!

We will supply a PA, bass amp, guitar amp, and drum set. You may bring your own amp if you’d like.

REGISTER

Sponsor

This concert is sponsored by the Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation. Black String’s US tour is supported by the Korea Foundation.

   

ABOUT THE 2018 PERFORMANCE SERIES

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

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

Learn more.

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

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

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

Performers:

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

Raising Kings 2019

Click on the links below to register for an event.

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

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

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

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

Raising Kings 2019

Click on the links below to register for an event.

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

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

Jan
24
Thu
Connected Series Open House
Jan 24 @ 6:00 pm
Connected Series Open House

The Connected Series engages local creative community members to produce arts-based programs at the Museum. Join us for appetizers, a cash bar, and a short introduction to the Connected Series followed by time to network, share skills, and brainstorm ideas with fellow community leaders and groups.  Pre-register for a free drink ticket.

Learn more about the Connected Series.

Curator Conversation: Politics and Paint: Barbara Bodichon and the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood
Jan 24 @ 6:00 pm
Curator Conversation: Politics and Paint: Barbara Bodichon and the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood

Delve deep into the watercolors and biography of Barbara Bodichon on a tour with Curator Margaretta Frederick.

Jan
25
Fri
Glory of Stories
Jan 25 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Glory of Stories

Glory of Stories introduces young visitors to art and the Museum through a story reading followed by an interactive tour of relevant works of art and a studio art project. This program encourages learning through discovery, exploration, and hands-on experiences. Ages 2 and up.

Group tour reservations are required for groups of 10 or more children. Chaperone guidelines and admission rates apply to reserved group tours. Learn more.

Nov 15 Love Hair Matthew Cherry
Nov 22 Thank You, Omu Oge Mora
Nov 29 Parker Looks Up Jessica and Parker Curry
Dec 6 Not a Box Antoinette Portis
Dec 13 Art and Max David Wiesner
Dec 20 Journey Aaron Becker
Dec 27 Regina’s Big Mistake Marissa Moss

2020

Jan 3 The Snowy Day Ezra Jack Keats
Jan 10 Last Stop on Market Street Matt De La Peña and Christian Robinson
Jan 17 Angelina Ice Skates Katherine Holabird
Jan 24 Dragon Dancing Pierr Morgan
Jan 31 Before Morning Joyce Sidman
Feb 7 Ada Twist, Scientist Andrea Beaty
Feb 14 Shape of My Heart Mark Sperring
Feb 21 I want my hat back Jon Klassen
Feb 28 Black? White! Day? Night! Laura Vaccaro Seeger

*Special Halloween Edition: Costumes encouraged! Enjoy a spooky story, a ghostly peek at art, and witchy art making with your grownup. Please, no weapons or large props in the Museum.

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

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

Raising Kings 2019

Click on the links below to register for an event.

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

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

Building Sculptures: Pieces of the Whole Workshop
Jan 26 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

This workshop will explore using pieces to create a larger whole. Using multiple small and simple objects, students will stack, hang, layer, or weave them into a larger sculptural form. Instructor: Samara Weaver.

Jan
27
Sun
Raising Kings Prayer and Call to Action
Jan 27 all-day
Raising Kings Prayer and Call to Action

Area Churches in the Delaware Valley/Nation 

  1. Invite your congregation (emphasis on the Men) to bring a boy/young man to church service on Sunday, January 27.  
  2. Between the hours of 10am – 12pm, pray over the Men and Boys in the service and throughout your community. 
  3. After service invite men, boys, and mothers raising kings to convene for a 30 minute guide and learn from each other, sharing experiences and decisions they face along the challenging path to MANHOOD, Engage in a casual setting to openly talk about life’s issues, removing barriers and creating opportunities for young men to become KINGS.

Raising Kings 2019

Click on the links below to register for an event.

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

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

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

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

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

About the Exhibition

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

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

Jan
29
Tue
Louis L Redding Street Law Session
Jan 29 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Louis L Redding Street Law Session @ Young, Conway, Stargatt & Taylor, LLP

Interactive, engaging short seminar on understanding the legal system and eliminating negative interactions with the criminal justice system with a diverse collective of young attorneys, students, and community leaders on the following critical topics: 

  • Knowing your rights 
  • Legally protecting yourself and your family at home, school, and in the community 
  • Creating successful Plans for navigating the legal system 
  • Learning more about legal practice 

Refreshments will be provided! 

Raising Kings 2019

Click on the links below to register for an event.

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

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

Jan
30
Wed
Movie Screening & Talk Back – Time: The Kalief Browder Story
Jan 30 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Movie Screening & Talk Back - Time: The Kalief Browder Story @ Delaware Art Museum

Join us at the Museum to watch Time: The Kalief Browder Story followed by a panel discussion of the issues presented in the film. 

Raising Kings 2019

Click on the links below to register for an event.

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

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

Jan
31
Thu
Inside Look
Jan 31 @ 6:00 pm
Inside Look

Join us for an inside look and in-depth dialogue around a single work of art on a tour led by local graduate students.

Feb
1
Fri
Glory of Stories
Feb 1 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Glory of Stories

Glory of Stories introduces young visitors to art and the Museum through a story reading followed by an interactive tour of relevant works of art and a studio art project. This program encourages learning through discovery, exploration, and hands-on experiences. Ages 2 and up.

Group tour reservations are required for groups of 10 or more children. Chaperone guidelines and admission rates apply to reserved group tours. Learn more.

Nov 15 Love Hair Matthew Cherry
Nov 22 Thank You, Omu Oge Mora
Nov 29 Parker Looks Up Jessica and Parker Curry
Dec 6 Not a Box Antoinette Portis
Dec 13 Art and Max David Wiesner
Dec 20 Journey Aaron Becker
Dec 27 Regina’s Big Mistake Marissa Moss

2020

Jan 3 The Snowy Day Ezra Jack Keats
Jan 10 Last Stop on Market Street Matt De La Peña and Christian Robinson
Jan 17 Angelina Ice Skates Katherine Holabird
Jan 24 Dragon Dancing Pierr Morgan
Jan 31 Before Morning Joyce Sidman
Feb 7 Ada Twist, Scientist Andrea Beaty
Feb 14 Shape of My Heart Mark Sperring
Feb 21 I want my hat back Jon Klassen
Feb 28 Black? White! Day? Night! Laura Vaccaro Seeger

*Special Halloween Edition: Costumes encouraged! Enjoy a spooky story, a ghostly peek at art, and witchy art making with your grownup. Please, no weapons or large props in the Museum.

Art is Tasty
Feb 1 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Art is Tasty

First Fridays of the month. This noon-time lunch series on the first Friday of every month pairs an engaging 30-minute discussion about a work of art with a delicious lunch in the Thronson Café. (Café lunch voucher included in price).

Upcoming Topics

November 1, 2019: Charles Burchfield painting – Register

December 6, 2019: Mandala, Gregory Gillespie – Register

January 3, 2020: Artwork from the exhibition Mitch Lyons: The Hand Translated – Register

February 7, 2020: Flying Dutchman, Howard Pyle – Register

Feb
2
Sat
Inside Look
Feb 2 @ 2:00 pm
Inside Look

Join us for an inside look and in-depth dialogue around a single work of art on a tour led by local graduate students.

Feb
3
Sun
Curator Conversation: Politics and Paint: Barbara Bodichon and the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood
Feb 3 @ 2:00 pm
Curator Conversation: Politics and Paint: Barbara Bodichon and the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood

Delve deep into the watercolors and biography of Barbara Bodichon on a tour with Curator Margaretta Frederick.

Feb
7
Thu
The Crossing
Feb 7 @ 8:00 pm

“The Crossing…imbues the music with both energy and awe.” – Joshua Kosman, San Francisco Chronicle

Performance repertoire:
the little match girl, by David Lang
selections from the Jeff Quartets

The Crossing is a professional chamber choir conducted by Donald Nally and dedicated to new music. It is committed to working with creative teams to make and record new, substantial works for choir – most often addressing social issues – with the possibility of changing the way we think about writing for choir, singing in choir, and listening to music for choir.

Highly sought-after for collaborative projects, The Crossing’s first such partnership was as the resident choir of the Spoleto Festival in Italy, in 2007. Since then, collaborators include the International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE), American Composers Orchestra, Network for New Music, Lyric Fest, PRISM Saxophone Quartet, Beth Morrison Projects, Pig Iron Theatre Company, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, Mostly Mozart Festival, National Gallery of Art, Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Metropolitan Museum of Art, Cleveland Museum, Institute for Advanced Study, Carnegie Hall, National Sawdust, and Northwestern University. The Crossing holds an annual residency at the Warren Miller Performing Arts Center in Big Sky, Montana. The Crossing has presented more than 60 commissioned world premieres, including works by Michael Gordon, John Luther Adams, David Lang, Anna Thorvaldsdottir, Gavin Bryars, Ted Hearne, Caroline Shaw, David T. Little, Robert Maggio, Gabriel Jackson, Pelle Gudmundsen-Holmgreen, and Hans Thomalla.

With a commitment to recording its commissions, The Crossing has issued 14 releases, receiving a Grammy Award for Best Choral Performance in 2018, its second nomination in as many years. The Crossing, with Donald Nally, is the American Composers Forum’s 2017 Champion of New Music. They are the recipients of the 2015 Margaret Hillis Award for Choral Excellence, three ASCAP Awards for Adventurous Programming, and the Dale Warland Singers Commission Award from Chorus America.

ABOUT THE PERFORMANCE SERIES

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

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

Learn more.

Feb
8
Fri
Glory of Stories
Feb 8 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Glory of Stories

Glory of Stories introduces young visitors to art and the Museum through a story reading followed by an interactive tour of relevant works of art and a studio art project. This program encourages learning through discovery, exploration, and hands-on experiences. Ages 2 and up.

Group tour reservations are required for groups of 10 or more children. Chaperone guidelines and admission rates apply to reserved group tours. Learn more.

Nov 15 Love Hair Matthew Cherry
Nov 22 Thank You, Omu Oge Mora
Nov 29 Parker Looks Up Jessica and Parker Curry
Dec 6 Not a Box Antoinette Portis
Dec 13 Art and Max David Wiesner
Dec 20 Journey Aaron Becker
Dec 27 Regina’s Big Mistake Marissa Moss

2020

Jan 3 The Snowy Day Ezra Jack Keats
Jan 10 Last Stop on Market Street Matt De La Peña and Christian Robinson
Jan 17 Angelina Ice Skates Katherine Holabird
Jan 24 Dragon Dancing Pierr Morgan
Jan 31 Before Morning Joyce Sidman
Feb 7 Ada Twist, Scientist Andrea Beaty
Feb 14 Shape of My Heart Mark Sperring
Feb 21 I want my hat back Jon Klassen
Feb 28 Black? White! Day? Night! Laura Vaccaro Seeger

*Special Halloween Edition: Costumes encouraged! Enjoy a spooky story, a ghostly peek at art, and witchy art making with your grownup. Please, no weapons or large props in the Museum.

Artini Workshop
Feb 8 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Artini Workshop

Unwind on a Friday night by sipping a beverage and getting in touch with your creative side. In this laid-back workshop, students will complete a painting inspired by patterns and prints from different eras. Instructor: Amanda Kamen. Must be 21 or older to participate. 

All supplies provided.

MARCH APRIL MAY

Feb
9
Sat
Demystifying Soldering – 2 Day Workshop
Feb 9 @ 9:30 am – 4:00 pm
Demystifying Soldering - 2 Day Workshop

This class offers demos on sweat, stick and pick soldering as well as soldering different metals together to give students confidence in their soldering skills. 30-minute lunch break. Instructor: Caryn L. Hetherston.

Feb
10
Sun
Demystifying Soldering – 2 Day Workshop
Feb 10 @ 9:30 am – 4:00 pm
Demystifying Soldering - 2 Day Workshop

This class offers demos on sweat, stick and pick soldering as well as soldering different metals together to give students confidence in their soldering skills. 30-minute lunch break. Instructor: Caryn L. Hetherston.

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

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

10:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Schedule of Events

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

Feb
15
Fri
Glory of Stories
Feb 15 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Glory of Stories

Glory of Stories introduces young visitors to art and the Museum through a story reading followed by an interactive tour of relevant works of art and a studio art project. This program encourages learning through discovery, exploration, and hands-on experiences. Ages 2 and up.

Group tour reservations are required for groups of 10 or more children. Chaperone guidelines and admission rates apply to reserved group tours. Learn more.

Nov 15 Love Hair Matthew Cherry
Nov 22 Thank You, Omu Oge Mora
Nov 29 Parker Looks Up Jessica and Parker Curry
Dec 6 Not a Box Antoinette Portis
Dec 13 Art and Max David Wiesner
Dec 20 Journey Aaron Becker
Dec 27 Regina’s Big Mistake Marissa Moss

2020

Jan 3 The Snowy Day Ezra Jack Keats
Jan 10 Last Stop on Market Street Matt De La Peña and Christian Robinson
Jan 17 Angelina Ice Skates Katherine Holabird
Jan 24 Dragon Dancing Pierr Morgan
Jan 31 Before Morning Joyce Sidman
Feb 7 Ada Twist, Scientist Andrea Beaty
Feb 14 Shape of My Heart Mark Sperring
Feb 21 I want my hat back Jon Klassen
Feb 28 Black? White! Day? Night! Laura Vaccaro Seeger

*Special Halloween Edition: Costumes encouraged! Enjoy a spooky story, a ghostly peek at art, and witchy art making with your grownup. Please, no weapons or large props in the Museum.

Feb
22
Fri
Glory of Stories
Feb 22 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Glory of Stories

Glory of Stories introduces young visitors to art and the Museum through a story reading followed by an interactive tour of relevant works of art and a studio art project. This program encourages learning through discovery, exploration, and hands-on experiences. Ages 2 and up.

Group tour reservations are required for groups of 10 or more children. Chaperone guidelines and admission rates apply to reserved group tours. Learn more.

Nov 15 Love Hair Matthew Cherry
Nov 22 Thank You, Omu Oge Mora
Nov 29 Parker Looks Up Jessica and Parker Curry
Dec 6 Not a Box Antoinette Portis
Dec 13 Art and Max David Wiesner
Dec 20 Journey Aaron Becker
Dec 27 Regina’s Big Mistake Marissa Moss

2020

Jan 3 The Snowy Day Ezra Jack Keats
Jan 10 Last Stop on Market Street Matt De La Peña and Christian Robinson
Jan 17 Angelina Ice Skates Katherine Holabird
Jan 24 Dragon Dancing Pierr Morgan
Jan 31 Before Morning Joyce Sidman
Feb 7 Ada Twist, Scientist Andrea Beaty
Feb 14 Shape of My Heart Mark Sperring
Feb 21 I want my hat back Jon Klassen
Feb 28 Black? White! Day? Night! Laura Vaccaro Seeger

*Special Halloween Edition: Costumes encouraged! Enjoy a spooky story, a ghostly peek at art, and witchy art making with your grownup. Please, no weapons or large props in the Museum.

Feb
23
Sat
Steel and Copper Piercing Workshop with Former Exhibiting Artist Ellen Durkan
Feb 23 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Steel and Copper Piercing Workshop with Former Exhibiting Artist Ellen Durkan

Create a unique design to use as part of a necklace, bracelet, or earrings. The workshop includes demonstrations and design so that students can leave with a wearable work of art! Supplies available for purchase in class. 30-minute lunch break. Instructor: Ellen Durkan.

Public Tours
Feb 23 @ 1:00 pm
Public Tours

Museum Guides lead public tours every weekend. On Saturdays and Sundays, there is a Highlights tour focusing on the Museum’s collection at 1:00 p.m. At 2:00 p.m., the public tour focuses on the special exhibition or spotlights an area of the permanent collection.

Saturdays and Sundays
Highlights Tour at 1:00 p.m.
Exhibition/Spotlight Tour at 2:00 p.m.

Tours are free with admission.

Public Tours
Feb 23 @ 2:00 pm
Public Tours

Museum Guides lead public tours every weekend. On Saturdays and Sundays, there is a Highlights tour focusing on the Museum’s collection at 1:00 p.m. At 2:00 p.m., the public tour focuses on the special exhibition or spotlights an area of the permanent collection.

Saturdays and Sundays
Highlights Tour at 1:00 p.m.
Exhibition/Spotlight Tour at 2:00 p.m.

Tours are free with admission.

Feb
24
Sun
Steel and Copper Piercing Workshop with Former Exhibiting Artist Ellen Durkan
Feb 24 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Steel and Copper Piercing Workshop with Former Exhibiting Artist Ellen Durkan

Create a unique design to use as part of a necklace, bracelet, or earrings. The workshop includes demonstrations and design so that students can leave with a wearable work of art! Supplies available for purchase in class. 30-minute lunch break. Instructor: Ellen Durkan.

Public Tours
Feb 24 @ 1:00 pm
Public Tours

Museum Guides lead public tours every weekend. On Saturdays and Sundays, there is a Highlights tour focusing on the Museum’s collection at 1:00 p.m. At 2:00 p.m., the public tour focuses on the special exhibition or spotlights an area of the permanent collection.

Saturdays and Sundays
Highlights Tour at 1:00 p.m.
Exhibition/Spotlight Tour at 2:00 p.m.

Tours are free with admission.

Public Tours
Feb 24 @ 2:00 pm
Public Tours

Museum Guides lead public tours every weekend. On Saturdays and Sundays, there is a Highlights tour focusing on the Museum’s collection at 1:00 p.m. At 2:00 p.m., the public tour focuses on the special exhibition or spotlights an area of the permanent collection.

Saturdays and Sundays
Highlights Tour at 1:00 p.m.
Exhibition/Spotlight Tour at 2:00 p.m.

Tours are free with admission.