PROGRAMS & EVENTS

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

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

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

Jul
12
Thu
Summer Happy Hours
Jul 12 @ 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Summer Happy Hours

Relax and unwind after a long day with the Museum’s popular Happy Hour series. Mingle with friends and enjoy live music on the terrace or tour the galleries indoors. Special themed nights will be scheduled throughout the summer. Bar and light fare will be available from Toscana at the Thronson Café. Dogs on leashes are welcome outside on the Terrace and in the Copeland Sculpture Garden. Happy Hours will take place inside the Museum during inclement weather. Museum galleries are open with free admission every Thursday from 4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Picnicking is encouraged in the Sculpture Garden. On the Terrace, food and beverage is available for purchase.

All ages welcome! Kid Friendly.

Aug 23: Ed Dwornik
Aug 30: Joseph Whitney Steel Band
Sept 6*: Seth Tillman
Sept 13*: Destination Unknown
Sept 20*: Joseph Whitney Steel Band
Sept 27*: Ed Dwornik

*Please note: On Thursdays, September 6 – 27, happy hours will be 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Jul
13
Fri
Wilmington 1968 Exhibitions Preview
Jul 13 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Members and their guests

Join Members and their guests for the Preview event for the trio of exhibitions focusing on the civil rights movement and marking the 50th anniversary of the public response that followed the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Live music will be provided.

RSVP by July 6 at events@delart.org or 302.351.8506.

Sponsors

This event is sponsored by Bank of America.

Jul
19
Thu
Meet the Artists from Impermanence: Mystery, Transformation, Light
Jul 19 @ 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Meet the Artists from Impermanence: Mystery, Transformation, Light

Join us for Meet the Artists events on Sunday, June 24 from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. and Thursday, July 19 from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. where exhibiting artists will be in the gallery and welcome discussion and questions about their work.

Impermanence: Mystery, Transformation, Light

May 19 – August 5, 2018

This exhibition centers on impermanence, an essential tenet of Buddhism. Using drawings as symbols or metaphors for transitory life experiences, the 11 artists tell stories about lost innocence, fading memory, mortality, and the drawing process itself. Barbara Warden is the guest curator. Learn more.

Share your story!
Jul 19 @ 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Share your story!

Your story matters. Your personal experiences add to our collective understanding of Wilmington’s history. Were you living, working, or attending school in the city during the occupation? Are you learning about these events for the first time? In partnership with University of Delaware’s Creative Writing Students, we invite you to share your response to the Wilmington occupation of 1968 on select Thursdays this summer.

Summer Happy Hours
Jul 19 @ 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Summer Happy Hours

Relax and unwind after a long day with the Museum’s popular Happy Hour series. Mingle with friends and enjoy live music on the terrace or tour the galleries indoors. Special themed nights will be scheduled throughout the summer. Bar and light fare will be available from Toscana at the Thronson Café. Dogs on leashes are welcome outside on the Terrace and in the Copeland Sculpture Garden. Happy Hours will take place inside the Museum during inclement weather. Museum galleries are open with free admission every Thursday from 4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Picnicking is encouraged in the Sculpture Garden. On the Terrace, food and beverage is available for purchase.

All ages welcome! Kid Friendly.

Aug 23: Ed Dwornik
Aug 30: Joseph Whitney Steel Band
Sept 6*: Seth Tillman
Sept 13*: Destination Unknown
Sept 20*: Joseph Whitney Steel Band
Sept 27*: Ed Dwornik

*Please note: On Thursdays, September 6 – 27, happy hours will be 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Members Appreciation Weekend: Members Picnic – SOLD OUT
Jul 19 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Members Appreciation Weekend: Members Picnic - SOLD OUT

This event is SOLD OUT.

Unwind with a complimentary cocktail followed by a picnic dinner in the Sculpture Garden provided by Toscana. Bring a blanket or lawn chairs and relax with fellow Museum Members to the music of Destination Unknown. Event is cash bar with picnic served at 6:00 p.m. In the event of rain, event will be moved indoors.

Jul
20
Fri
Wilmington Writers Pre-Conference: Reflection and Voice
Jul 20 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

All writers regardless of conference attendance are invited to the Museum on Friday July 20 from 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. to network and mingle with other local writers and conference attendees. Hang out at the conversation tables to chat about your latest project or bring a short work to read at the mini open mic.

Registration encouraged but not required. Cash bar and light fare available for purchase.

About the Conference

Saturday, July 212018 | 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Join us for the second annual Wilmington Writers Conference at the Delaware Art Museum. Using the Museum’s exhibitions on Wilmington 1968 and the civil rights movement, this full-day conference will include a keynote presentation and craft talk by poet and educator Yolanda Wisher, nine other sessions taught by area writers, a lunchtime book signing, and a panel discussion on writing from personal and public history. The conference is open to individuals of all ages and experience levels—from first-time writers to published authors.

Tickets limited; sell out likely. 

Conference Schedule

8:30 a.m. – 9:15 a.m.
Fusco Main Hall
Registration and complimentary coffee provided by The Happy Self-Publisher

9:30 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.
DuPont Auditorium
Keynote address by Yolanda Wisher

10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Check Listings
Morning Sessions

12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Thronson Café and Museum Store
Lunch
Book Signing by Yolanda Wisher

1:15 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.
Check Listings
Afternoon sessions

3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
DuPont Auditorium
Panel: Mining our Personal Histories

Click here to download presenter bios and session descriptions.

Sponsors

Sponsored by Rosemont College MFA and The Happy Self-Publisher.

  

Jul
21
Sat
Wilmington Writers Conference: Reflection and Voice
Jul 21 @ 8:30 am – 4:00 pm

Join us for the second annual Wilmington Writers Conference at the Delaware Art Museum. Using the Museum’s exhibitions on Wilmington 1968 and the civil rights movement, this full-day conference will include a keynote presentation and craft talk by poet and educator Yolanda Wisher, nine other sessions taught by area writers, a lunchtime book signing, and a panel discussion on writing from personal and public history. The conference is open to individuals of all ages and experience levels—from first-time writers to published authors.

Tickets limited; sell out likely.

Conference Schedule

8:30 a.m. – 9:15 a.m.
Fusco Main Hall
Registration and complimentary coffee provided by The Happy Self-Publisher

9:30 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.
DuPont Auditorium
Keynote address by Yolanda Wisher

10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Check Listings
Morning Sessions

12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Thronson Café and Museum Store
Lunch
Book Signing by Yolanda Wisher

1:15 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.
Check Listings
Afternoon sessions

3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
DuPont Auditorium
Panel: Mining our Personal Histories

Click here to download presenter bios and session descriptions.

Pre-Conference Information

Friday, July 20, 2018 | 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

All writers regardless of conference attendance are invited to the Museum on Friday July 20 from 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. to network and mingle with other local writers and conference attendees. Hang out at the conversation tables to chat about your latest project or bring a short work to read at the mini open mic. Registration encouraged but not required. Cash bar and light fare available for purchase.

Sponsors

Sponsored by Rosemont College MFA and The Happy Self-Publisher.

  

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

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

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

Members Appreciation Weekend: Ice Cream Social and Tiki Bar
Jul 21 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Members Appreciation Weekend: Ice Cream Social and Tiki Bar

Stop by for an afternoon of family fun with ice cream, adult beverages and garden games! Complimentary icy treats will be available for all ages. Adults dressed in tropical attire will receive a free beer or glass of wine.

Not a Member? Join today!

Jul
26
Thu
Share your story!
Jul 26 @ 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Share your story!

Your story matters. Your personal experiences add to our collective understanding of Wilmington’s history. Were you living, working, or attending school in the city during the occupation? Are you learning about these events for the first time? In partnership with University of Delaware’s Creative Writing Students, we invite you to share your response to the Wilmington occupation of 1968 on select Thursdays this summer.

Summer Happy Hours
Jul 26 @ 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Summer Happy Hours

Relax and unwind after a long day with the Museum’s popular Happy Hour series. Mingle with friends and enjoy live music on the terrace or tour the galleries indoors. Special themed nights will be scheduled throughout the summer. Bar and light fare will be available from Toscana at the Thronson Café. Dogs on leashes are welcome outside on the Terrace and in the Copeland Sculpture Garden. Happy Hours will take place inside the Museum during inclement weather. Museum galleries are open with free admission every Thursday from 4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Picnicking is encouraged in the Sculpture Garden. On the Terrace, food and beverage is available for purchase.

All ages welcome! Kid Friendly.

Aug 23: Ed Dwornik
Aug 30: Joseph Whitney Steel Band
Sept 6*: Seth Tillman
Sept 13*: Destination Unknown
Sept 20*: Joseph Whitney Steel Band
Sept 27*: Ed Dwornik

*Please note: On Thursdays, September 6 – 27, happy hours will be 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Community Forums
Jul 26 @ 6:00 pm
Community Forums

This summer, community organizations will activate the galleries and visitors with a series of public forums focused on racial and social justice, civil rights, and education.

The Delaware Art Museum’s civil rights-themed summer exhibitions examine the local and national struggle for equality. Public programs planned around the exhibitions encourage visitors to respond to this history and take action by connecting with local organizations that forward social change in their city.  Through its Community Forums, the Delaware Art Museum offers a civic space as a platform for dialogue. These forums will be facilitated and are open to all visitors and viewpoints. The Delaware Art Museum does not take a stance on any political issue. The Museum strives to be a vital hub where community members come together on equal terms to engage in cultural and civic discourse around art.

REPRODUCTIVE JUSTICE FORUM WITH NETWORK DELAWARE

Thursday, August 2 | 6:00 p.m.

Legislative session has come to a close and four bills supported by Network Delaware have passed. Their work is far from over. Join Network Delaware at the Museum’s Community Forum to learn how you can get involved. They’ll discuss what “reproductive justice” means and why these bills are important. Free. 

Delaware Coalition to Dismantle the New Jim Crow – Why the “New” Jim Crow?

Thursday, August 23 | 6:00 p.m.

Many say, the “old” Jim Crow never died. So, why do we call it the “New” Jim Crow? Join the Coalition to Dismantle the New Jim Crow in a discussion of the evolution of racism in U.S., including why changes in the way oppression is carried out requires new approaches to racial and social justice, and how grassroots, community-led transformation is key to creating a just and fair world.

Aug
2
Thu
Share your story!
Aug 2 @ 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Share your story!

Your story matters. Your personal experiences add to our collective understanding of Wilmington’s history. Were you living, working, or attending school in the city during the occupation? Are you learning about these events for the first time? In partnership with University of Delaware’s Creative Writing Students, we invite you to share your response to the Wilmington occupation of 1968 on select Thursdays this summer.

Summer Happy Hours
Aug 2 @ 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Summer Happy Hours

Relax and unwind after a long day with the Museum’s popular Happy Hour series. Mingle with friends and enjoy live music on the terrace or tour the galleries indoors. Special themed nights will be scheduled throughout the summer. Bar and light fare will be available from Toscana at the Thronson Café. Dogs on leashes are welcome outside on the Terrace and in the Copeland Sculpture Garden. Happy Hours will take place inside the Museum during inclement weather. Museum galleries are open with free admission every Thursday from 4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Picnicking is encouraged in the Sculpture Garden. On the Terrace, food and beverage is available for purchase.

All ages welcome! Kid Friendly.

Aug 23: Ed Dwornik
Aug 30: Joseph Whitney Steel Band
Sept 6*: Seth Tillman
Sept 13*: Destination Unknown
Sept 20*: Joseph Whitney Steel Band
Sept 27*: Ed Dwornik

*Please note: On Thursdays, September 6 – 27, happy hours will be 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Community Forums
Aug 2 @ 6:00 pm
Community Forums

This summer, community organizations will activate the galleries and visitors with a series of public forums focused on racial and social justice, civil rights, and education.

The Delaware Art Museum’s civil rights-themed summer exhibitions examine the local and national struggle for equality. Public programs planned around the exhibitions encourage visitors to respond to this history and take action by connecting with local organizations that forward social change in their city.  Through its Community Forums, the Delaware Art Museum offers a civic space as a platform for dialogue. These forums will be facilitated and are open to all visitors and viewpoints. The Delaware Art Museum does not take a stance on any political issue. The Museum strives to be a vital hub where community members come together on equal terms to engage in cultural and civic discourse around art.

REPRODUCTIVE JUSTICE FORUM WITH NETWORK DELAWARE

Thursday, August 2 | 6:00 p.m.

Legislative session has come to a close and four bills supported by Network Delaware have passed. Their work is far from over. Join Network Delaware at the Museum’s Community Forum to learn how you can get involved. They’ll discuss what “reproductive justice” means and why these bills are important. Free. 

Delaware Coalition to Dismantle the New Jim Crow – Why the “New” Jim Crow?

Thursday, August 23 | 6:00 p.m.

Many say, the “old” Jim Crow never died. So, why do we call it the “New” Jim Crow? Join the Coalition to Dismantle the New Jim Crow in a discussion of the evolution of racism in U.S., including why changes in the way oppression is carried out requires new approaches to racial and social justice, and how grassroots, community-led transformation is key to creating a just and fair world.

Aug
4
Sat
Yoga in the Garden
Aug 4 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am
Yoga in the Garden

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

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

Aug
9
Thu
Summer Happy Hours
Aug 9 @ 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Summer Happy Hours

Relax and unwind after a long day with the Museum’s popular Happy Hour series. Mingle with friends and enjoy live music on the terrace or tour the galleries indoors. Special themed nights will be scheduled throughout the summer. Bar and light fare will be available from Toscana at the Thronson Café. Dogs on leashes are welcome outside on the Terrace and in the Copeland Sculpture Garden. Happy Hours will take place inside the Museum during inclement weather. Museum galleries are open with free admission every Thursday from 4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Picnicking is encouraged in the Sculpture Garden. On the Terrace, food and beverage is available for purchase.

All ages welcome! Kid Friendly.

Aug 23: Ed Dwornik
Aug 30: Joseph Whitney Steel Band
Sept 6*: Seth Tillman
Sept 13*: Destination Unknown
Sept 20*: Joseph Whitney Steel Band
Sept 27*: Ed Dwornik

*Please note: On Thursdays, September 6 – 27, happy hours will be 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Aug
16
Thu
Share your story!
Aug 16 @ 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Share your story!

Your story matters. Your personal experiences add to our collective understanding of Wilmington’s history. Were you living, working, or attending school in the city during the occupation? Are you learning about these events for the first time? In partnership with University of Delaware’s Creative Writing Students, we invite you to share your response to the Wilmington occupation of 1968 on select Thursdays this summer.

Evening for Educators
Aug 16 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Evening for Educators

Enjoy light appetizers and drinks as you browse the galleries and learn about upcoming events and exhibits that can enhance your classroom. For an eye-opening look at the real Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., stay for the YWCA’s Beyond I Have a Dream gallery presentation at 6:00 p.m. Free for educators and administrators.

*One free drink per educator.

Summer Happy Hours
Aug 16 @ 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Summer Happy Hours

Relax and unwind after a long day with the Museum’s popular Happy Hour series. Mingle with friends and enjoy live music on the terrace or tour the galleries indoors. Special themed nights will be scheduled throughout the summer. Bar and light fare will be available from Toscana at the Thronson Café. Dogs on leashes are welcome outside on the Terrace and in the Copeland Sculpture Garden. Happy Hours will take place inside the Museum during inclement weather. Museum galleries are open with free admission every Thursday from 4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Picnicking is encouraged in the Sculpture Garden. On the Terrace, food and beverage is available for purchase.

All ages welcome! Kid Friendly.

Aug 23: Ed Dwornik
Aug 30: Joseph Whitney Steel Band
Sept 6*: Seth Tillman
Sept 13*: Destination Unknown
Sept 20*: Joseph Whitney Steel Band
Sept 27*: Ed Dwornik

*Please note: On Thursdays, September 6 – 27, happy hours will be 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Beyond I Have a Dream – Cancelled
Aug 16 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Beyond I Have a Dream - Cancelled

Sorry, this program has been cancelled.

Presented by YWCA Delaware

We know “I have a dream,” but how well do we really know Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s story? As we mark the 50th anniversary of his assassination, learn more about his political views, organizing, and collaboration with other activists in this public program.

RICHARD RAW and Word Warrior Band Live in Concert (A benefit for Beyond Those Bars)
Aug 16 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
RICHARD RAW and Word Warrior Band Live in Concert (A benefit for Beyond Those Bars)

Presented by Culture Restoration Project, Inc. 

Enjoy performances by the staff of Beyond Those Bars headlined by RICHARD RAW and the Word Warrior Band, and the premier of TWO “Beyond Those Bars” music videos! School supplies (markers, notebooks, pens, pencils, etc) will be collected at the door and will benefit participants in the Beyond Those Bars afterschool program.

About Connected Series

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

 

Aug
18
Sat
Yoga in the Garden
Aug 18 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am
Yoga in the Garden

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

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

Aug
19
Sun
Wilmington 1968: Commissioned Performances
Aug 19 @ 1:00 pm

Throughout the series of summer exhibition focused on the Civil Rights Movement, three original performances by local and regional performing artists will respond to the disturbances and subsequent occupation in Wilmington. These interdisciplinary performances and unique collaborations will combine music, visual arts, dance, and storytelling to interpret, give context, and call us to action around the events that shaped our nation and city.

Uprising: Remembrance, Resistance, Revival

Sunday, September 16 | 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

UPRISING is a multidisciplinary art production featuring the artwork of Terrance Vann and choreography by Ashley SK Davis. Using modern dance and contemporary art, UPRISING is an artistic expression of the events in Wilmington including the populist revolution and the National Guard occupation of the city. UPRISING reflects upon the actions of the people and the government in 1968 and then flashes forward fifty years to consider the actions of both bodies today and into the future. Free.

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

Aug
23
Thu
Summer Happy Hours
Aug 23 @ 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Summer Happy Hours

Relax and unwind after a long day with the Museum’s popular Happy Hour series. Mingle with friends and enjoy live music on the terrace or tour the galleries indoors. Special themed nights will be scheduled throughout the summer. Bar and light fare will be available from Toscana at the Thronson Café. Dogs on leashes are welcome outside on the Terrace and in the Copeland Sculpture Garden. Happy Hours will take place inside the Museum during inclement weather. Museum galleries are open with free admission every Thursday from 4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Picnicking is encouraged in the Sculpture Garden. On the Terrace, food and beverage is available for purchase.

All ages welcome! Kid Friendly.

Aug 23: Ed Dwornik
Aug 30: Joseph Whitney Steel Band
Sept 6*: Seth Tillman
Sept 13*: Destination Unknown
Sept 20*: Joseph Whitney Steel Band
Sept 27*: Ed Dwornik

*Please note: On Thursdays, September 6 – 27, happy hours will be 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Community Forums
Aug 23 @ 6:00 pm
Community Forums

This summer, community organizations will activate the galleries and visitors with a series of public forums focused on racial and social justice, civil rights, and education.

The Delaware Art Museum’s civil rights-themed summer exhibitions examine the local and national struggle for equality. Public programs planned around the exhibitions encourage visitors to respond to this history and take action by connecting with local organizations that forward social change in their city.  Through its Community Forums, the Delaware Art Museum offers a civic space as a platform for dialogue. These forums will be facilitated and are open to all visitors and viewpoints. The Delaware Art Museum does not take a stance on any political issue. The Museum strives to be a vital hub where community members come together on equal terms to engage in cultural and civic discourse around art.

REPRODUCTIVE JUSTICE FORUM WITH NETWORK DELAWARE

Thursday, August 2 | 6:00 p.m.

Legislative session has come to a close and four bills supported by Network Delaware have passed. Their work is far from over. Join Network Delaware at the Museum’s Community Forum to learn how you can get involved. They’ll discuss what “reproductive justice” means and why these bills are important. Free. 

Delaware Coalition to Dismantle the New Jim Crow – Why the “New” Jim Crow?

Thursday, August 23 | 6:00 p.m.

Many say, the “old” Jim Crow never died. So, why do we call it the “New” Jim Crow? Join the Coalition to Dismantle the New Jim Crow in a discussion of the evolution of racism in U.S., including why changes in the way oppression is carried out requires new approaches to racial and social justice, and how grassroots, community-led transformation is key to creating a just and fair world.

Healing Through the Arts / Curando Través del Arte
Aug 23 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Healing Through the Arts / Curando Través del Arte

Presented by Christiana Care’s Helen F. Graham Cancer Center & Research Institute, Cancer Support Community Delaware, and Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition, and Latin American Community Center

View art created by breast cancer patients and survivors through in a series of healing arts workshops. This evening will be devoted to learning techniques for restorative and therapeutic artistic processes, including drawing and drumming.

6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Labyrinth walks, hands-on art making, exhibition on view, Author Darlene Townsend Henderson presenting her book “Me & My Girls”
6:00 p.m. Grief Drumming Workshop (limited space, registration suggested) Click here to register.
6:30 p.m. Slow Art Tour
7:00 p.m. Grief Drumming Workshop (limited space, registration suggested) Click here to register.
7:30 p.m. Slow Art Tour

Aug
30
Thu
Summer Happy Hours
Aug 30 @ 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Summer Happy Hours

Relax and unwind after a long day with the Museum’s popular Happy Hour series. Mingle with friends and enjoy live music on the terrace or tour the galleries indoors. Special themed nights will be scheduled throughout the summer. Bar and light fare will be available from Toscana at the Thronson Café. Dogs on leashes are welcome outside on the Terrace and in the Copeland Sculpture Garden. Happy Hours will take place inside the Museum during inclement weather. Museum galleries are open with free admission every Thursday from 4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Picnicking is encouraged in the Sculpture Garden. On the Terrace, food and beverage is available for purchase.

All ages welcome! Kid Friendly.

Aug 23: Ed Dwornik
Aug 30: Joseph Whitney Steel Band
Sept 6*: Seth Tillman
Sept 13*: Destination Unknown
Sept 20*: Joseph Whitney Steel Band
Sept 27*: Ed Dwornik

*Please note: On Thursdays, September 6 – 27, happy hours will be 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Sep
6
Thu
Summer Happy Hours
Sep 6 @ 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Summer Happy Hours

Relax and unwind after a long day with the Museum’s popular Happy Hour series. Mingle with friends and enjoy live music on the terrace or tour the galleries indoors. Special themed nights will be scheduled throughout the summer. Bar and light fare will be available from Toscana at the Thronson Café. Dogs on leashes are welcome outside on the Terrace and in the Copeland Sculpture Garden. Happy Hours will take place inside the Museum during inclement weather. Museum galleries are open with free admission every Thursday from 4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Picnicking is encouraged in the Sculpture Garden. On the Terrace, food and beverage is available for purchase.

All ages welcome! Kid Friendly.

Aug 23: Ed Dwornik
Aug 30: Joseph Whitney Steel Band
Sept 6*: Seth Tillman
Sept 13*: Destination Unknown
Sept 20*: Joseph Whitney Steel Band
Sept 27*: Ed Dwornik

*Please note: On Thursdays, September 6 – 27, happy hours will be 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Sep
7
Fri
Eat Your Art Out: A Farm-to-Table Dining Experience
Sep 7 @ 5:30 pm
Eat Your Art Out: A Farm-to-Table Dining Experience

SOLD OUT

5:30 p.m. Cocktails | 6:15 p.m. Dinner

Experience a locally sourced farm-to-table dinner in the Museum’s Copeland Sculpture Garden designed by Chef Dan Butler of Toscana! Savor courses inspired by works of art from the Museum’s permanent collection. The evening will include complimentary beer and wine, a string ensemble to accompany dinner, and a curator-led tour of the featured works. In the event of inclement weather, the dinner will be held indoors. Space is limited.

Menu

Red & Yellow Watermelon, Feta, Fresh Mint & Lime
calabrian black pepper & balsamic
Inspired by Rome II, Al Held

Smoked Trout and New Potato Salad
fresh herbs in a lemon vinaigrette, tatsoi, mizuna and frisee
Inspired by Trout Fishing, “The Screecher,” Lake Rossignol, Nova Scotia George Luks

Locally Farm Raised Roasted Chicken Breast
handmade swiss chard and eggplant ravioli
brown butter sauce and pecorino romano

Doc Martin Lima Bean & Sweet Corn Succotash
shallot and sweet butter

Heirloom Tomatoes & Burrata
basil puree and extra virgin olive oil
Inspired by Dante & Virgil in Union Square, Isabel Bishop and Romantic Landscape, Michele Felice Corné

Late Summer Fruit Trifle
mascarpone, lady fingers
Inspired by Still Life with Fruit, Severin Roesen

Sep
8
Sat
REPLICA – Jonah Bokaer Choreography
Sep 8 @ 7:00 pm

Dance, sculpture, and projected images combine to create awe-inspiring visual illusions

Jonah Bokaer’s engaging performance, REPLICA, will be held in the Museum’s Copeland Sculpture Garden. Cultivating a new form of choreography with a structure that relies on visual art and design, Bokaer aims to transform notions of how the public sees and understands dance. Employing videos and still images, REPLICA is a masterful performance that melds the worlds of dance, sculpture, and visual art and creates intriguing visual illusions. Bokaer completed a dual degree in visual and media arts at the New School in New York City while dancing with the Merce Cunningham Dance Company. His work has been presented at MASS MoCA, MoMA PS1, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, Institut Valenciá d’Art Modern in Spain, among many other performances nationally and abroad.

New time! 7:00 p.m.

Rain date: September 9, 2018

Discounts

Bringing your own chair? Enter discount code “LAWN” at checkout for a $15 discount.

By entering discount code “LAWN” you are confirming that you will provide your own seating for the performance. No chair will be provided.

Sponsor

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.

Sep
13
Thu
Bus Trip to the New York Botanical Gardens featuring Georgia O’Keefe: Visions of Hawai’i
Sep 13 all-day

SOLD OUT

Only a few spots left! Discover pioneering American modernist Georgia O’Keefe’s fascinating immersion in the 1939 Hawaiian Islands. This groundbreaking exhibition will offer a rare focus on O’Keefe’s paintings created during a three-month stay commissioned by the Hawaiian Pineapple Company (now Dole) and spotlight the legendary artist’s transformative experience there.

Your day will include roundtrip motor coach, a stunning display of more than 15 of O’Keefe’s Hawai’i paintings, a lush flower show evoking the gardens and landscapes that inspired O’Keefe and showcasing the breathtaking flora and ecology of Hawai’i, and a chef’s luncheon in The Garden Terrace Foyer.

Schedule:

(subject to change)

8:00 a.m.
Bus departs from Delaware Art Museum
11:00 a.m. Arrive at New York Botanical Gardens
11:15 a.m.
Guided walking tour of exhibition
12:30 p.m.
Lunch in The Garden Terrace Foyer (menu below)
2:00 p.m.
Self-guided visit to the Library to view O’Keefe paintings
2:30 p.m.
Guided tram tour of the Gardens
3:15 p.m.
Free time to roam
4:00 p.m.
Bus leaves NY for Delaware Art Museum
7:00 p.m.
Bus arrives back at Delaware Art Museum**

Chef’s Luncheon Menu
  • Grilled Chicken Cobb Salad, Avocado, Nueske Smoked Bacon, Local Blue Cheese, Tomatoes, Champagne Dijon Vinaigrette
  • Italian Marinated Tuna, Shaved Fennel, Capers, Baby Tomatoes, Local Greens, Red Wine Vinaigrette
  • Classic Potato Salad
  • Mediterranean Selection of Hummus, Marinated Olives, Toasted Pita
  • Seasonal Grilled Vegetables
  • Artisanal Bread Basket, Local Whipped Butter
  • Chef’s selection of Desert Tapas
  • Fresh Fruit
  • Freshly Brewed Iced tea, Coffee, Hot Tea
Reservation fee includes transportation, admission and tours, guide fees, lunch, light snack and wine on return trip, and driver’s gratuity. Registrations will be recorded in the order in which they are received. Payment must be made at time of registration. Trip is rain or shine. Much of the exhibition is indoors and the Tram is covered.

**Return time is approximate and may be affected by traffic, weather, ect.
Summer Happy Hours
Sep 13 @ 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Summer Happy Hours

Relax and unwind after a long day with the Museum’s popular Happy Hour series. Mingle with friends and enjoy live music on the terrace or tour the galleries indoors. Special themed nights will be scheduled throughout the summer. Bar and light fare will be available from Toscana at the Thronson Café. Dogs on leashes are welcome outside on the Terrace and in the Copeland Sculpture Garden. Happy Hours will take place inside the Museum during inclement weather. Museum galleries are open with free admission every Thursday from 4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Picnicking is encouraged in the Sculpture Garden. On the Terrace, food and beverage is available for purchase.

All ages welcome! Kid Friendly.

Aug 23: Ed Dwornik
Aug 30: Joseph Whitney Steel Band
Sept 6*: Seth Tillman
Sept 13*: Destination Unknown
Sept 20*: Joseph Whitney Steel Band
Sept 27*: Ed Dwornik

*Please note: On Thursdays, September 6 – 27, happy hours will be 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Sep
15
Sat
Spotlight Tours
Sep 15 @ 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

Sep
16
Sun
Wilmington 1968: Commissioned Performances
Sep 16 @ 1:00 pm

Throughout the series of summer exhibition focused on the Civil Rights Movement, three original performances by local and regional performing artists will respond to the disturbances and subsequent occupation in Wilmington. These interdisciplinary performances and unique collaborations will combine music, visual arts, dance, and storytelling to interpret, give context, and call us to action around the events that shaped our nation and city.

Uprising: Remembrance, Resistance, Revival

Sunday, September 16 | 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

UPRISING is a multidisciplinary art production featuring the artwork of Terrance Vann and choreography by Ashley SK Davis. Using modern dance and contemporary art, UPRISING is an artistic expression of the events in Wilmington including the populist revolution and the National Guard occupation of the city. UPRISING reflects upon the actions of the people and the government in 1968 and then flashes forward fifty years to consider the actions of both bodies today and into the future. Free.

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

Sep
20
Thu
Summer Happy Hours
Sep 20 @ 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Summer Happy Hours

Relax and unwind after a long day with the Museum’s popular Happy Hour series. Mingle with friends and enjoy live music on the terrace or tour the galleries indoors. Special themed nights will be scheduled throughout the summer. Bar and light fare will be available from Toscana at the Thronson Café. Dogs on leashes are welcome outside on the Terrace and in the Copeland Sculpture Garden. Happy Hours will take place inside the Museum during inclement weather. Museum galleries are open with free admission every Thursday from 4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Picnicking is encouraged in the Sculpture Garden. On the Terrace, food and beverage is available for purchase.

All ages welcome! Kid Friendly.

Aug 23: Ed Dwornik
Aug 30: Joseph Whitney Steel Band
Sept 6*: Seth Tillman
Sept 13*: Destination Unknown
Sept 20*: Joseph Whitney Steel Band
Sept 27*: Ed Dwornik

*Please note: On Thursdays, September 6 – 27, happy hours will be 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Sep
22
Sat
Spotlight Tours
Sep 22 @ 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

Peace Week Delaware & Fall Equinox Labyrinth Walk
Sep 22 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Peace Week Delaware & Fall Equinox Labyrinth Walk

Participate in Peace Week Delaware with a walk in the Delaware Art Museum Labyrinth in the Anthony N. Fusco Reservoir. Peace Week raises awareness and hope for peace in our communities, nation, and world. There is no fee for this program, but donations are accepted to help maintain the Museum’s Labyrinth.

Sep
23
Sun
Artists on Art: Burchfield & Hopper from a Painter’s Perspective
Sep 23 @ 2:00 pm
Artists on Art: Burchfield & Hopper from a Painter’s Perspective

Painter Philip Koch will explore the work of Charles Burchfield and Edward Hopper from an artist’s point of view and discuss how these painters influenced his own practice.

Sep
26
Wed
For Freedoms Town Hall: Restorative Schools Issue Campaign
Sep 26 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm

In partnership with Network Delaware, the Museum will present a Town Hall discussion on the Restorative Schools Issue Campaign moderated by exhibiting artist and For Freedoms co-founder Hank Willis Thomas. A panel of community residents, organizers, practitioners, and scholars focused on civil rights, racial and social justice, law, and youth advocacy will facilitate a rich dialogue with community members.

Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Town Hall starts at 6:00 p.m.

Light snacks and refreshments available. Complimentary childcare available onsite. Free and open to the public. 

Community Panelists:

  • Dr. Adriana Bohm, vice-president of Red Clay School Board and associate professor of sociology at Delaware County Community College
  • Bebe Coker, board member of Metropolitan Urban League, retired teacher, community activist
  • Dr. Teri Quinn Gray, prior State Board of Education President and active participant in the Delaware State Parent-Teacher Association
  • Shannon Griffin, community organizer at ACLU-DE, worked on draft and lobbied for the passage of SB 85 – School Discipline Reform Bill
  • Devon Hynson, educational advocate, served as the Executive Director & Senior Student Advocate for Delaware’s Education Voices, Inc.
  • Cindy McDaniel, coordinator of the School Offense Diversion Program at the Delaware Center for Justice, Inc.
  • Tasha Moore, Leaderships Development Director for Network Delaware; community activist advocating in communities for youth, mental health awareness and domestic violence; published poet and spoken word artist, and stage director.

Using art as a means to examine civic issues, the Museum strives to be a vital hub where community members come together on equal terms to engage in cultural and civic discourse. Our programs provide a safe platform for conversation and are open to everyone and all viewpoints.

   

Sep
27
Thu
Summer Happy Hours
Sep 27 @ 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Summer Happy Hours

Relax and unwind after a long day with the Museum’s popular Happy Hour series. Mingle with friends and enjoy live music on the terrace or tour the galleries indoors. Special themed nights will be scheduled throughout the summer. Bar and light fare will be available from Toscana at the Thronson Café. Dogs on leashes are welcome outside on the Terrace and in the Copeland Sculpture Garden. Happy Hours will take place inside the Museum during inclement weather. Museum galleries are open with free admission every Thursday from 4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Picnicking is encouraged in the Sculpture Garden. On the Terrace, food and beverage is available for purchase.

All ages welcome! Kid Friendly.

Aug 23: Ed Dwornik
Aug 30: Joseph Whitney Steel Band
Sept 6*: Seth Tillman
Sept 13*: Destination Unknown
Sept 20*: Joseph Whitney Steel Band
Sept 27*: Ed Dwornik

*Please note: On Thursdays, September 6 – 27, happy hours will be 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Sep
29
Sat
Korean Festival
Sep 29 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm

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

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

Schedule of Events

11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Korean-inspired art activities, Korean Kimchi table setup, art display by students from the Delaware Korean School, Korean snack sampling, personalized Hangul script demonstrations, and photobooth with props and Korean traditional clothing.

11:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.

Arirang ensemble, music and dance performances by students from the Delaware Korean School, K-Pop Dance by University of Delaware dance group, Ip-chum Sogo by Chong-mee Kim, and TaeKwonDo demonstrations by Tiger Kicks

1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Interactive Korean activities: Hangul (Korean language) lesson, trivia challenges, traditional game challenges, Korean food cooking, and Korean drum performance by students from the New Jersey Korean School

Sponsors

This program is made possible by the support of Delaware Korean American Association, WSFS Bank, Tiger Kicks TaeKwonDo, Joshua & Jin Twilley, Rosemary Twilley, Jonathan Park Realtor, GDWG Attorneys at Law, Double L Properties, DoHee Kim Mass Mutual Insurance, Zen Wellness Center, Paul Park World Financial Group, JCINET International, Hyesun Kwak, Jinhee Yu, Kwangsil & Younghee Kim, Young & Chong Kim, Guido & Myunghee Geerts, Sanghoon Kim & Juyoung Jung, Todd & Unkyong Goldie, Ted & Sungmi Moon, Pui & Clara Lin, Sanghwan Kim, Kahlbee Asian Bistro, Meghan Gladle, Jason Lee Automotive. Additional support is provided, in part, by a grant from the Delaware Division of the Arts, a state agency, in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts. The Division promotes Delaware arts events on www.DelawareScene.com.

Sep
30
Sun
Spotlight Tours
Sep 30 @ 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
6
Sat
Spotlight Tours
Oct 6 @ 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
7
Sun
Spotlight Tours
Oct 7 @ 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
11
Thu
Bang on a Can All-Stars
Oct 11 @ 8:00 pm

An ensemble that blurs the boundaries between classical, jazz, rock, world, and experimental music

“A fiercely aggressive group, combining the power and punch of a rock band with the precision and clarity of a chamber ensemble.” – The New York Times

Formed in 1992, the Bang on a Can All-Stars are recognized worldwide for their ultra-dynamic live performances and recordings of today’s most innovative music. Freely crossing the boundaries between classical, jazz, rock, world, and experimental music, this six-member amplified ensemble has consistently forged a distinct category-defying identity, taking music into uncharted territories. Performing each year throughout the U.S. and internationally, the All-Stars have shattered the definition of what concert music is today.

Julia Wolfe, Big Beautiful Dark & Scary
Michael Gordon, For Madeline
David Lang, Sunray
Steve Reich, Electric Counterpoint
Philip Glass, Closing
Steve Martland, Horses of Instruction

ASHLEY BATHGATE, Cello
ROBERT BLACK, Bass
VICKY CHOW, Piano & Keyboards
DAVID COSSIN, Percussion
MARK STEWART, Electric Guitar
KEN THOMSON, Clarinets

Sponsor

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.

Oct
13
Sat
Trash Picking Texture Cuffs with Marne Ryan – 2-day Workshop
Oct 13 @ 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

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

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
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.

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
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.

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
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
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
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
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
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. 

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
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
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
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.

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
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
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
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
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.