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!

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.

Oct
18
Sat
From Houdini to Hugo Family Day, Artist Talk, and Book Signing
Oct 18 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm

BrianPhotoGet ready to go on an adventure with the whole family and explore the art and imagination behind Caldecott Medal-winning illustrator and author Brian Selznick. Families will create art projects inspired by Selznick’s illustrations and stories as well as enjoy an entertaining magic show. Selznick will give a talk and Q&A followed by a book signing.

Sponsored by:

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Schedule

11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. – Art Stations
Fusco Hall & East Court
Create works of art inspired by Brian Selznick’s illustration with a variety of media and techniques.

11:15 a.m. – Magic Show
DuPont Auditorium
Enjoy an entertaining and engaging magic show by Peter Pitchford of Magic by Manipulation.

12:30 p.m. – Artist Talk: Brian Selznick
DuPont Auditorium
Brian Selznick will talk about his career and the making of his book The Invention of Hugo Cabret and book-inspired film, Hugo followed by Q & A’s.

12:30 p.m., 2:00 p.m., and 2:30 p.m. – From Houdini to Hugo Family Tour
Fusco Gallery
Explore the art and imagination of Brian Selznick on this family-friendly tour of From Houdini to Hugo.

1:30 p.m. – Brian Selznick Book Signing & Mingling Magic
East Court
Meet Brian Selznick, get your favorite book signed, and participate in mingling magic with Peter Pitchford.

Oct
23
Thu
New! Writers in Wilmington: Readings by Contemporary Authors
Oct 23 @ 7:30 pm

This exciting new series brings notable writers to the Museum from Delaware and beyond for enthralling readings of poetry, fiction, and creative non-fiction.

Jeanne Murray Walker

Thursday, October 23 | 7:30 p.m.

Join poet, memoirist, and playwright Jeanne Murray Walker for an engaging reading of selected poems. Walker is the author of eight volumes of poetry, including Helping the Morning: New and Selected Poems and A Deed to the Light. Her memoir, The Geography of Memory: A Pilgrimage through Alzheimer’s, tells the hair-raising, often funny story of the decade she and her sister cared for their mother. Walker is Professor of English at The University of Delaware, where she heads the Creative Writing Concentration.

JoAnn Balingit and Teresa Burns Murphy

Thursday, November 13 | 7:30 p.m.

JoAnn Balingit is Delaware’s Poet Laureate, appointed in May 2008 by Governor Ruth Ann Minner. She teaches poetry in schools, libraries, and community centers across the state and advocates for poets-in-the-schools programming. She is the author of Words for House Story, a collection of poems, and Your Heart and How It Works. Balingit is winner of the 2010 Global Filipino Literary Award and the Whitebird Chapbook Prize.

Teresa Burns Murphy is the author of a novel, The Secret to Flying. Her short fiction and poetry have been published in several literary journals and anthologies, including The Tower Journal. She won the 1996 WORDS: The Arkansas Literary Society Award for Fiction. Murphy was also a finalist for the 2006 Kate Braverman Short Story Prize and the 2009 Janice Farrell Poetry Prize.

Sponsors:

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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Nov
13
Thu
New! Writers in Wilmington: Readings by Contemporary Authors
Nov 13 @ 7:30 pm

This exciting new series brings notable writers to the Museum from Delaware and beyond for enthralling readings of poetry, fiction, and creative non-fiction.

Jeanne Murray Walker

Thursday, October 23 | 7:30 p.m.

Join poet, memoirist, and playwright Jeanne Murray Walker for an engaging reading of selected poems. Walker is the author of eight volumes of poetry, including Helping the Morning: New and Selected Poems and A Deed to the Light. Her memoir, The Geography of Memory: A Pilgrimage through Alzheimer’s, tells the hair-raising, often funny story of the decade she and her sister cared for their mother. Walker is Professor of English at The University of Delaware, where she heads the Creative Writing Concentration.

JoAnn Balingit and Teresa Burns Murphy

Thursday, November 13 | 7:30 p.m.

JoAnn Balingit is Delaware’s Poet Laureate, appointed in May 2008 by Governor Ruth Ann Minner. She teaches poetry in schools, libraries, and community centers across the state and advocates for poets-in-the-schools programming. She is the author of Words for House Story, a collection of poems, and Your Heart and How It Works. Balingit is winner of the 2010 Global Filipino Literary Award and the Whitebird Chapbook Prize.

Teresa Burns Murphy is the author of a novel, The Secret to Flying. Her short fiction and poetry have been published in several literary journals and anthologies, including The Tower Journal. She won the 1996 WORDS: The Arkansas Literary Society Award for Fiction. Murphy was also a finalist for the 2006 Kate Braverman Short Story Prize and the 2009 Janice Farrell Poetry Prize.

Sponsors:

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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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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Apr
19
Sun
Dog Dogs Family Day
Apr 19 @ 12:00 pm – 3:30 pm

New Jersey, 1971. Elliott Erwitt (born 1928). Gelatin silver print. © Elliott Erwitt / Magnum Photos.Explore Elliott Erwitt’s beautiful and funny photographs of canines with dog-themed art activities, story readings, and a gallery scavenger hunt. Families will also enjoy Blue Sky Puppet Theatre’s puppet show The Barker of Seville—a musical comedy about a day in the life of an opera singer.

Learn more about the exhibition Elliott Erwitt: Dog Dogs.

Schedule of Events

Noon – 3:30 p.m.  Canine-inspired Art Activities (East Court)

12:30 p.m.  Story Reading: Go Dog Go! by P.B. Eastman (Kids’ Corner)

1:00 p.m.  The Barker of Seville by Blue Sky Puppet Theatre (DuPont Auditorium)

2:00 p.m.  Gallery Scavenger Hunt (Gallery 10)

2:30 p.m.  Story Reading: Art Dog by Thachur Hurd (Kids’ Corner)

** This is an indoor event and dogs will not be allowed in the Museum. Dogs are always welcome in the Copeland Sculpture Garden!**

Apr
23
Thu
Writers in Wilmington: Cristina Garcia
Apr 23 @ 7:00 pm

Cristina Garcia

Cristina Garcia is the author of seven novels, including: Dreaming in Cuban, The Agüero Sisters, and, most recently, the darkly comedic King of Cuba. One of the most acclaimed contemporary American novelists, García’s work has been nominated for a National Book Award and translated into 14 languages. She is the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship, a Whiting Writers’ Award, a Hodder Fellowship at Princeton University, and an NEA grant.

 

 

May
21
Thu
Family Film: 101 Dalmatians
May 21 @ 4:00 pm – 6:30 pm

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Families are invited to explore the photography exhibition Elliott Erwitt: Dog Dogs and enjoy a screening of Disney’s 101 Dalmatians (1961). This family film includes popcorn and an art activity for kids. Food and beverages available for purchase in the Thronson Café.

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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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
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

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.

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.