PROGRAMS & EVENTS

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Members and their guests only.

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

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

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

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

Members only

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

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

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

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

Members and guests only

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

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

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

Memberships may be purchased at event.

RSVP at 302.351.8506 or events@delart.org.

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

Members and their guests only

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

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

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

Valet parking available.

RSVP at 302.351.8506. or events@delart.org.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Tastings courtesy of:

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

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

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

Print

Dream Streets Catalogue on sale now!

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

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

 

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

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

All supplies provided. All levels. Preregistration required.

For more Studio Art Workshops and classes, click here.

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

Members Only

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Event Highlights

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

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

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

Rolling Revolution 

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

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

Members and their guests only

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

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

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

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

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

Admission, tea, and pastries included.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Snow Date: January 28, 2016

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

Open sessions; registration not required. 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Screening: 6:15 pm (42 minutes)

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

Open sessions; registration not required. 

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

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

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

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

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

April 23: Polyhedron Gems and Jewels

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

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

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

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

About the Performers

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

Refreshments will be served. Registration required.

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

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

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

Open sessions; registration not required. 

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

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

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

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

Members and their guests only

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

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

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

Members and their guests only

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

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

May
10
Thu
Annual Members Meeting
May 10 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Annual Members Meeting

All Delaware Art Museum Members are invited to join Executive Director Sam Sweet and the Museum’s Board of Trustees for an informative presentation about the state of the Museum. Refreshments served following the meeting.

RSVP by contacting Heather Morrissey at 302.351.8526 or hmorrissey@delart.org by Thursday, May 3.

May
16
Thu
Annual Members Meeting
May 16 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Annual Members Meeting

All Delaware Art Museum Members are invited to join Executive Director Sam Sweet and the Museum’s Board of Trustees for an informative presentation about the state of the Museum. Refreshments served following the meeting.

RSVP by contacting Heather Morrissey at 302.351.8526 or hmorrissey@delart.org by Thursday, May 9.