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.

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
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!

Sep
19
Fri
New! Distinguished Lecturers Series: Yoko Ono and Japanese Performance Artists with Dr. Midori Yoshimoto
Sep 19 @ 6:00 pm
New! Distinguished Lecturers Series: Yoko Ono and Japanese Performance Artists with Dr. Midori Yoshimoto

The Distinguished Lecturers Series invites noted scholars to discuss the rich layers of history and ideas underlying the Delaware Art Museum’s collections. In the early 1960s, Yoko Ono bridged the art worlds between New York and Tokyo, facilitating creative artistic exchange among artists of both worlds. This talk by Dr. Midori Yoshimoto will highlight the imaginative work of Yoko Ono during the 1960s. It will also lay out the brief history of avant-garde performance in Japan and introduce Ono’s contemporaries.

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.

Nov
13
Thu
The Helen Farr Sloan Legacy Society presents USA vs. Art Thieves: True Tales from the FBI’s Real Indiana Jones
Nov 13 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

After a sold-out lecture in 2012, Robert Wittman, the FBI’s National Art Crime Team founder and author of a New York Times bestseller, returns with tales of his 20-year career recovering more than $300 million in stolen art. Join Wittman for this fun and informative presentation on notorious art heists and daring undercover recoveries. Space is limited. For questions, please call 302.351.8506.

Presented by: Delaware Art Museum’s Helen Farr Sloan Legacy Society
Sponsored by:  Northern Trust Company of Delaware

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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

Delaware Today is a media sponsor.

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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.

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.

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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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.