PROGRAMS & EVENTS

Jan
18
Sat
Quarterly Open Studio and Critique
Jan 18 @ 9:30 am – 12:30 pm
Quarterly Open Studio and Critique

Artists are invited to bring their own painting or drawing projects to work on in a supportive group setting. Gentle guidance will be provided and a group critique will conclude the session. All levels.

Instructor: Roe Murray

Jan
20
Mon
Martin Luther King, Jr., Day of Service 2020
Jan 20 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
Martin Luther King, Jr., Day of Service 2020

Celebrate the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., through art and service in partnership with One Village Alliance and Raising Kings.

Portrait Photography
Monday, January 20 | 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

During the Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service, add your portrait to a wall of photographs of our community. To complement the exhibition Posing Beauty in African American Culture, we are filling a wall of our entryway with portraits of our community members. 100 frames will slowly fill with photographs of locals, to add dimension to the portraits in the special exhibition itself. We’d love to include your  portrait. Register to have your photograph taken by Joe McFetridge on  January 20. Participants will receive a digital and print copy once the photographs come off the walls in spring 2020. Free.

Portrait Photography
Jan 20 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
Portrait Photography

To complement the exhibition Posing Beauty in African American Culture, we are filling a wall of our entryway with portraits of our community members. 100 frames will slowly fill with photographs of locals, to add dimension to the portraits in the special exhibition itself. We’d love to include your  portrait. Register to have your photograph taken by Joe McFetridge on January 20. Participants will receive a digital and print copy once the photographs come off the walls in spring 2020.

Jan
22
Wed
Contemporary Ballet – Master Class with Jeremy McQueen of The Black Iris Project
Jan 22 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Participants will be taught a portion of the choreography from A Mother’s Rite by  Jeremy McQueen, artistic director of the Black Iris Project and the choreographer of A Mother’s Rite. This master class is designed for experienced dancers.

Photos of Courtney Celeste Spears by Matthew Murphy.

Jan
23
Thu
Performance – The Black Iris Project: A Mother’s Rite
Jan 23 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

SOLD OUT

Founded in 2016 by choreographer Jeremy McQueen, The Black Iris Project is a ballet collaborative and education vehicle that creates new, relevant classical and contemporary ballet works that celebrate diversity and Black history. “A Mother’s Rite” is a new ballet about how one mother copes with the loss of her child to a racially-motivated murder..

A powerful 38 minute solo ballet set to Igor Stravinsky’s iconic composition Rite of Spring  that explores one mother’s journey through the stages of grief after being thrust into the spotlight by way of her son’s murder by police.

This engagement of Black Iris Project is made possible through the Special Presenter Initiatives program of the Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation with support from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Delaware Division of the Arts. 

Photos of Courtney Celeste Spears by Matthew Murphy.

Jan
25
Sat
Stone Setting 2-Day Workshop
Jan 25 @ 9:30 am – 5:00 pm
Stone Setting 2-Day Workshop

Refresh, reboot and refine your stone setting technique! Learn about the different bezel wires on the market vs sheet metal, how to measure a cabochon for the perfect bezel fit and how to contour & finish the top of the bezel before setting it into place. We will focus on on high domed cabs, unusual or uneven cabs, and sharp edged (triangular/square) cabs. Additionally, we will discuss when prong setting can be your friend and how to successfully solder prongs into place.  This workshop will not focus on finishing one piece of jewelry; rather it will focus on bezel technique, using the torch successfully, and gaining knowledge to go forward and set stones successfully in the future.

Instructor: Kristin Landon
(30 minute lunch break)
Beyond Beginner/Intermediate level

Jan
26
Sun
Stone Setting 2-Day Workshop
Jan 26 @ 9:30 am – 5:00 pm
Stone Setting 2-Day Workshop

Refresh, reboot and refine your stone setting technique! Learn about the different bezel wires on the market vs sheet metal, how to measure a cabochon for the perfect bezel fit and how to contour & finish the top of the bezel before setting it into place. We will focus on on high domed cabs, unusual or uneven cabs, and sharp edged (triangular/square) cabs. Additionally, we will discuss when prong setting can be your friend and how to successfully solder prongs into place.  This workshop will not focus on finishing one piece of jewelry; rather it will focus on bezel technique, using the torch successfully, and gaining knowledge to go forward and set stones successfully in the future.

Instructor: Kristin Landon
(30 minute lunch break)
Beyond Beginner/Intermediate level

Jan
30
Thu
DelArt Readers: Book Club
Jan 30 @ 6:00 pm

The Museum is closed on Thursday evenings through March. The DelArt Readers will meet in the Museum’s Studio Lobby located in the adjoining building. To access the Studio, enter through the door marked with a large orange banner that says “Studio Wing” by pressing the buzzer. Door is located next to the large sculpture Crying Giant by Tom Otterness.

Join the DelArt Readers, a community-led book club passionate about art-inspired literature. Visit the links below for monthly selections. RSVP encouraged, but not required. Email ejarvis@delart.org.

The Museum Store will carry many of the titles in this year’s DelArt Readers lineup, as indicated below. The store will have the titles available approximately a month before they will be discussed by the group. If you’d like to pre-order a copy, stop by the store and let us know!

February 27, 2020


Circe

by Madeline Miller (Fiction)

Available for purchase in the Museum Store.

indiebound.org

March 26, 2020


The Cave Painters: Probing the Mysteries of the World’s First Artists

by Gregory Curtis (Non-Fiction)

indiebound.org

April 30, 2020


A Piece of the World

by Christina Baker Kline (Fiction)

Available for purchase in the Museum Store.

indiebound.org

May 28, 2020


What Are You Looking At?: The Surprising, Shocking, and Sometimes Strange Story of 150 Years of Modern Art

by Will Gompertz (Non-Fiction)

indiebound.org

June 25, 2020


In Sunlight or In Shadow: Stories Inspired by the Paintings of Edward Hopper

edited by Lawrence Block (Fiction)

Available for purchase in the Museum Store.

indiebound.org

July 30, 2020


A Month in the Country

by J.L. Carr (Fiction)

Available for purchase in the Museum Store.

indiebound.org

August 27, 2020


The Birth of Venus

by Sarah Dunant (Fiction)

Available for purchase in the Museum Store.

indiebound.org

September 24, 2020


The Lady in Gold: The Extraordinary Tale of Gustav Klimt’s Masterpiece, Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer

by Anne-Marie O’Connor (Non-Fiction)

Available for purchase in the Museum Store.

indiebound.org

October 29, 2020


The Mabinogion

edited by Lady Charlotte Guest (Fiction)

indiebound.org

November 19, 2020


Clara and Mr. Tiffany

by Susan Vreeland (Fiction)

Available for purchase in the Museum Store.

indiebound.org

December, 2020


No meeting

Feb
6
Thu
Conversations with Women Making a Difference
Feb 6 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Join us at the Delaware Art Museum on February 6 for the first in the 2020 series of “Conversations with Women Making a Difference.”

Carol Arnott-Robbins, founder of NEWS4Women, will facilitate a panel discussion followed by a Q&A session. Topics will include career highlights, life stories, and hard-earned wisdom from these three influential women. The three February panelists include:

Claudia Peña Porretti – CEO, Girl Scouts of the Chesapeake Bay
Claudia is a seasoned nonprofit leader with more than 20 years of experience. She has always been a strong advocate for children and her work has included supporting Latina girls through a collaboration with Girls, Inc., promoting awareness of English Learners’ education, and advocating for Unaccompanied Children who migrated to Sussex County. While Executive Director at La Esperanza, Claudia launched a Victims Immigration Services program for Latina victims of domestic violence and sexual assault, and created PASA (Prevent Alcohol and Substance Abuse), an evidence-based substance abuse prevention program for Hispanic youth. In 2016, she secured recognition from the U.S. Department of Justice Board of Immigration Appeals for the Latin American Community Center to provide legal immigration services for low-income Hispanic immigrants.

Honored by Delaware Today as a 2013 Women in Business, and a 2015 recipient of Girls Inc.’s Strong, Smart and Bold Award, Claudia currently serves as a trustee for the University of Delaware and Woodlawn Trustees.

Kathy Jennings – Attorney General of Delaware
Kathy joined the Delaware Department of Justice (DOJ) right out of law school, starting her legal career as one of only two women in the Criminal Division. In the years that followed, she prosecuted dozens of domestic violence, sexual assault, and homicide cases – including working with the FBI, New Castle County Police Department, and Delaware State Police to investigate and prosecute a serial killer who tortured and murdered five women.

She went on to serve as both State Prosecutor and Chief Deputy Attorney General, before entering private practice where she represented individuals and companies in criminal, regulatory, and civil matters. In 2011 she returned to the DOJ as State Prosecutor under Attorneys General Beau Biden and Matt Denn. Kathy also served as Chief Administrative Officer of New Castle County under County Executive Matt Meyer, managing personnel and budgetary matters for Delaware’s second-largest public employer. On January 1st, 2019, she was sworn in as Delaware’s 46th Attorney General.

Lossie Freeman – Director of Corporate Partnerships, Zip Code Wilmington
Lossie is responsible for cultivating corporate relationships for the only nonprofit coding school in Delaware and for helping to place Zip Code graduates in paid technology jobs. Previously she served as Special Assistant to Mayor Mike Purzycki for Employment Initiatives for the City of Wilmington.

Her career began on Wall Street at JPMorgan as an Internal Global Consultant where she assisted in the launch of their FX business in Seoul and a joint venture in Tokyo with DKB Bank. She later became a licensed broker-dealer on the JPM Listed Equity Trading Desk, a clerk on the New York Stock Exchange, and as program manager for a technology group. She also worked in the Economic/Political section at the U.S. Consulate in Guangzhou, China and in Washington D.C., as the head of Business Development for a boutique communications consulting firm. Lossie serves on the boards of the Delaware Community Foundation and is a Trustee for Salem Academy & College.

Bring your friends — and bring the men in your life — to this fun and inspirational evening.
The event is jointly sponsored by Blue Blaze AssociatesNEWS4Women, and the Fund for Women.

Feb
13
Thu
Performance: Joel Ross Good Vibes
Feb 13 @ 8:00 pm

“…Ross’ precocious creativity, facility, and confidence were downright shocking. His style is so unique and developed that it changed my image of the vibraphone itself. Though his musicality [shone] through brightly, I was most impressed by the revolutionary way in which he approached the physicality of the instrument, reworking classic limitations as creative allowances.”

Chicago native Joel Ross has performed with historic and seasoned artists – Herbie Hancock, Louis Hayes, Christian McBride, and Stefon Harris – as well as with cutting-edge contemporaries like Ambrose Akinmusire, Gerald Clayton, and Marquis Hill. Twice selected as a Thelonious Monk Institute National All-Star and a 2013 YoungArts Jazz Finalist – he’s also had the opportunity to perform at the Brubeck, Monterey, Seattle, and Chicago Jazz Festivals -and- at internationally-celebrated venues like Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola in New York, SF Jazz in San Francisco, and Club Vibrato in Los Angeles.

Playing the drum kit as early as three years of age, Ross learned other percussion instruments & approaches beginning in grade five, in his tenth year. When starting his work on Vibes, he engaged both classical and jazz works, and did so throughout high school. In his last year there, Ross also began playing the piano in a more serious way.

Ross recently completed a two-year fellowship with the Brubeck Institute Jazz Quintet in California. Winning first place at the 2016 BIAMP PDX Jazz Festival ‘Jazz Forward’ Competition, he was also a winner of the Keep an Eye International Jazz Award, in Amsterdam. A fitting addition to the Marquis Hill Blacktet – before their 2016 European tour – Ross has just recorded his own debut album “KingMaker,” released in 2019. He will be performing, also, with his newly minted Joel Ross’ Good Vibes ensemble.

Personnel:
Joel Ross, Vibraphone
Immanuel Wilkins, Alto Saxophone
Jeremy Corren, Piano
Kanoa Mendenhall, Bass
Jeremy Dutton Drums

Joel Ross Good Vibes at Smalls Jazz Club, New York 2017 from Beaver on the Beats on Vimeo.

Feb
18
Tue
Bus Trip to James A. Michener Art Museum
Feb 18 all-day

Join us for an excursion to nearby Doylestown to see Impressionism to Modernism: The Lenfest Collection of American Art at the James A. Michener Art Museum. For the first time, the Michener exhibits the entire collection of Pennsylvania Impressionists and Modernists works gifted by the Marguerite and Gerry Lenfest. A tour will be followed by time for a leisurely lunch and shopping at Peddler’s Village before returning home.

Founded in 1988 and named for the Doylestown resident and Pulitzer Prize-winning author, the James A. Michener Art Museum collects, preserves, interprets and exhibits American art and promotes the work of nationally and internationally known Delaware Valley artists of all eras and creative disciplines.

Learn more about the James A. Michener Art Museum.

Itinerary

9:30 a.m. Depart promptly from Delaware Art Museum
11:00 a.m. Arrive at the James A. Michener Art Museum
11:15 a.m. Interpreter-led tour followed by additional time on your own
1:15 p.m. Pick-up for luncheon(Buttonwood Grill) & shopping at Peddler’s Village
3:30 p.m. Depart for the Delaware Art Museum
5:00 p.m. Arrival at Delaware Art Museum*

*Please note: Return time is approximate and may be affected by traffic, weather, etc.

Reservations

Space is limited. Register online by Friday, February 14. Payment must be made at time of registration. No refunds unless the trip is cancelled.

Reservation fee includes transportation, admission, docent fee and driver’s gratuity. Pay for luncheon separately. Reservation at Buttonwood Grill is scheduled for 1:30 p.m.

Feb
23
Sun
Inside Look
Feb 23 @ 2:00 pm
Inside Look

Join us for an inside look and in-depth dialogue around Angela Fraleigh’s paintings, led by University of Delaware Art History graduate student Olivia Armandroff.

Feb
27
Thu
DelArt Readers: Book Club
Feb 27 @ 6:00 pm

The Museum is closed on Thursday evenings through March. The DelArt Readers will meet in the Museum’s Studio Lobby located in the adjoining building. To access the Studio, enter through the door marked with a large orange banner that says “Studio Wing” by pressing the buzzer. Door is located next to the large sculpture Crying Giant by Tom Otterness.

Join the DelArt Readers, a community-led book club passionate about art-inspired literature. Visit the links below for monthly selections. RSVP encouraged, but not required. Email ejarvis@delart.org.

The Museum Store will carry many of the titles in this year’s DelArt Readers lineup, as indicated below. The store will have the titles available approximately a month before they will be discussed by the group. If you’d like to pre-order a copy, stop by the store and let us know!

February 27, 2020


Circe

by Madeline Miller (Fiction)

Available for purchase in the Museum Store.

indiebound.org

March 26, 2020


The Cave Painters: Probing the Mysteries of the World’s First Artists

by Gregory Curtis (Non-Fiction)

indiebound.org

April 30, 2020


A Piece of the World

by Christina Baker Kline (Fiction)

Available for purchase in the Museum Store.

indiebound.org

May 28, 2020


What Are You Looking At?: The Surprising, Shocking, and Sometimes Strange Story of 150 Years of Modern Art

by Will Gompertz (Non-Fiction)

indiebound.org

June 25, 2020


In Sunlight or In Shadow: Stories Inspired by the Paintings of Edward Hopper

edited by Lawrence Block (Fiction)

Available for purchase in the Museum Store.

indiebound.org

July 30, 2020


A Month in the Country

by J.L. Carr (Fiction)

Available for purchase in the Museum Store.

indiebound.org

August 27, 2020


The Birth of Venus

by Sarah Dunant (Fiction)

Available for purchase in the Museum Store.

indiebound.org

September 24, 2020


The Lady in Gold: The Extraordinary Tale of Gustav Klimt’s Masterpiece, Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer

by Anne-Marie O’Connor (Non-Fiction)

Available for purchase in the Museum Store.

indiebound.org

October 29, 2020


The Mabinogion

edited by Lady Charlotte Guest (Fiction)

indiebound.org

November 19, 2020


Clara and Mr. Tiffany

by Susan Vreeland (Fiction)

Available for purchase in the Museum Store.

indiebound.org

December, 2020


No meeting

Feb
28
Fri
Inside Look
Feb 28 @ 12:00 pm
Inside Look

Join us for an inside look and in-depth dialogue around Angela Fraleigh’s paintings, led by University of Delaware Art History graduate student Olivia Armandroff.

Mar
1
Sun
Julio daCunha: Modernizing Myths Gallery Talk
Mar 1 @ 2:00 pm
Julio daCunha: Modernizing Myths Gallery Talk

Join University of Delaware graduate student Olivia Armandroff to discuss the work of master artist and former UD Fine Art chair Julio daCunha.

Mar
7
Sat
Solarplate Etching (2-day workshop)
Mar 7 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Solarplate Etching (2-day workshop)

Make beautifully detailed etchings without using harmful chemicals! Solarplates are light-sensitized steel plates that are a simple, safe and fast alternative to traditional etchings with acids and solvents. Using a light box and soy based inks students will explore making using painterly styles and photographic transparencies. Basic printmaking lessons in tearing paper, registering paper, mixing colors, and using the press will be covered.  All materials in this class are non-toxic. Supplies included.

(30-minute lunch break)
Instructor: Caroline Coolidge Brown

Beautiful Bowls Workshop
Mar 7 @ 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Beautiful Bowls Workshop

Students will spend a relaxed afternoon using a mold and coils to create unique and functional bowls. The Museum will glaze each piece to pick up later. (Beginner/Beyond Beginner)

Instructor: Carole Fox

Photography and Composition Workshop Series
Mar 7 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Photography and Composition Workshop Series

Composition is important whether you have a smart phone or an expensive digital camera. Each class in this series on composition starts at the Museum with brief instructions on an individual rule of composition. Having seen examples in the classroom, we venture outside to make images using this rule of composition, sometimes going as far as Alapocas Woods State Park. Returning to the Museum, photographers will share their images and discuss. The class is open to photographers of all experience levels, using any kind of camera including smart phones. Classes may be taken individually.

Instructor: Danny Schweers

Lines to Corners, March 7
Fill the Frame, March 14
Separate Subject From Background, March 21
Shadows and Reflections, March 28

Mar
8
Sun
Solarplate Etching (2-day workshop)
Mar 8 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Solarplate Etching (2-day workshop)

Make beautifully detailed etchings without using harmful chemicals! Solarplates are light-sensitized steel plates that are a simple, safe and fast alternative to traditional etchings with acids and solvents. Using a light box and soy based inks students will explore making using painterly styles and photographic transparencies. Basic printmaking lessons in tearing paper, registering paper, mixing colors, and using the press will be covered.  All materials in this class are non-toxic. Supplies included.

(30-minute lunch break)
Instructor: Caroline Coolidge Brown

Mar
12
Thu
Well-Read Black Girl Book Club
Mar 12 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Join the Museum Store for the Well-Read Black Girl Book Club! FREE to attend!

We’re so excited to be partnering with the American Booksellers Association, One Village Alliance and Brevity Bookspace to bring a chapter of this hugely popular book club to the Delaware Art Museum. Chandra Pitts of One Village Alliance and Saliym Cooper of Brevity Bookspace will be facilitating these amazing bookish adventures. We’re thrilled to offer each month’s selection at a 20% discount! Read on for more info about our meeting dates, monthly book picks and more!

Meetings will take place on the second Thursday of the month from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Light refreshments will be served. We’ll be reading the book club’s Young Adult selection each month, so this program is suited for anyone ages 13 and up! We’d love for you to purchase the monthly selection in-store, but it’s not required! We just want to share our love of books with our awesome community.

Well-Read Black Girl Mission Statement: “Our mission is to support diverse voices and emerging writers of color, one book club meeting at a time. Our literary community is inclusive, we strive to inspire change and foster connections between bookstores, readers and authors.”

Questions? Want to pre-order a book? Call the Museum Store: 302-351-8521. See you soon!

Meeting dates and books being discussed:

Thursday, March 12
Making Our Way Home: The Great Migration and the Black American Dream by Blair Imani
indiebound.org

Thursday, April 9
A Phoenix Must First Burn, edited by Patrice Caldwell
indiebound.org

Thursday, May 14
When You Were Everything by Ashley Woodfolk
indiebound.org

Thursday, June 11
You Should See Me in a Crown by Leah Johnson
indiebound.org

Partners

Performance: Pyxis Piano Quartet – Continental Bridges
Mar 12 @ 7:30 pm
Performance: Pyxis Piano Quartet - Continental Bridges @ Delaware Art Museum

With the Museum’s beautiful Chihuly Bridge overhead, Pyxis turns to music that spans time and geography and links composers to their homeland. Joaquín Turina’s Piano Trio is filled with the fire of Spain, and Zoltán Kodály’s Intermezzo draws on his beloved Hungarian folk tunes. The evening’s major work is Dvořák’s justly famous and masterful Piano Quartet in E-Flat Major.

At 7:30 p.m., a Museum curator will present a 15-minute pre-concert talk. You are also welcome to arrive early for dinner and light fare in the Museum’s Thronson Café. The concert begin at 8:00 and will feature complimentary desserts and coffee at intermission.

Season tickets are $90 for Museum Members, $105 for Non-Members, and $75 for students with a valid ID.
Individual tickets are $30 for Museum Members, $35 for Non-Members, and $25 for students.

About Pyxis Piano Quartet

Pyxis Piano Quartet performs chamber concerts that include works from the sonata, duo, and trio repertoire as well as traditional and contemporary masterpieces for piano quartet.

Compelling, engaging and informative, the vibrant performances of Pyxis Piano Quartet have become increasingly sought after in the mid-Atlantic region. The Philadelphia Inquirer has described Pyxis as “excellent,” and Christine Facciolo (deartsinfo.com) stated in a recent review “balance, ensemble, superb intonation and sensitive interpretation characterized this performance.”

Learn more.

ABOUT THE PERFORMANCE SERIES

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

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

Learn more.

Mar
13
Fri
Artini
Mar 13 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Artini

Unwind on a Friday night sipping an adult beverage and getting in touch with your creative side. In this laid-back workshop students will complete a work of art inspired by Museum exhibitions.

Instructor: Amanda Kamen.
Must be 21 or older to participate.

Register: March 13 | April 10 | May 8

Clay Date
Mar 13 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Clay Date

Mix, mingle, and get a little messy in the Museum’s ceramics studio! Participants will experiment with clay and complete a functional piece of pottery that the Museum will glaze. No experience necessary.

Instructor: Peter Morgan
Must be 21 or older to participate.

Register: March 13 | April 10 | May 8

Mar
14
Sat
Abstract and Expressionistic Painting Techniques
Mar 14 @ 9:30 am – 3:30 pm
Abstract and Expressionistic Painting Techniques

Learn a variety of techniques using mark making and color application to explore the concepts behind non-representational painting. All levels.

(30-minute lunch break)
Instructor: Eo Omwake

Photography and Composition Workshop Series
Mar 14 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Photography and Composition Workshop Series

Composition is important whether you have a smart phone or an expensive digital camera. Each class in this series on composition starts at the Museum with brief instructions on an individual rule of composition. Having seen examples in the classroom, we venture outside to make images using this rule of composition, sometimes going as far as Alapocas Woods State Park. Returning to the Museum, photographers will share their images and discuss. The class is open to photographers of all experience levels, using any kind of camera including smart phones. Classes may be taken individually.

Instructor: Danny Schweers

Lines to Corners, March 7
Fill the Frame, March 14
Separate Subject From Background, March 21
Shadows and Reflections, March 28

Mar
15
Sun
Healing through the Arts: Slow Art Tour and Zentangles©
Mar 15 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Healing through the Arts: Slow Art Tour and Zentangles©

Art as therapy can reduce stress and improve mental health for those who experience illness or trauma. Slow down to unlock your creativity with deep looking, human connection, and meditative drawing exercises.

Healing through the Arts is sponsored by Museum Council and the Laffey McHugh Foundation.

Mar
20
Fri
Spring Equinox Labyrinth Walk
Mar 20 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Spring Equinox Labyrinth Walk

Slow down, settle your mind, and step into the quietude of the Museum’s Labyrinth in the Anthony N. Fusco Reservoir. Although the Labyrinth walk is free, donations are accepted for maintenance of the Museum’s Labyrinth.

Mar
21
Sat
iPhoneography
Mar 21 @ 9:30 am – 4:30 pm
iPhoneography

The phone that fits into the palm of your hand has endless photographic possibilities. In this workshop, students will learn photo-taking techniques and how to use apps to take professional quality photographs without purchasing expensive equipment! Students will need their iPhone, smartphone, or tablet.

(30 minute lunch break)
Instructor: Kathy Buckalew

Photography and Composition Workshop Series
Mar 21 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Photography and Composition Workshop Series

Composition is important whether you have a smart phone or an expensive digital camera. Each class in this series on composition starts at the Museum with brief instructions on an individual rule of composition. Having seen examples in the classroom, we venture outside to make images using this rule of composition, sometimes going as far as Alapocas Woods State Park. Returning to the Museum, photographers will share their images and discuss. The class is open to photographers of all experience levels, using any kind of camera including smart phones. Classes may be taken individually.

Instructor: Danny Schweers

Lines to Corners, March 7
Fill the Frame, March 14
Separate Subject From Background, March 21
Shadows and Reflections, March 28

Layered Abstraction: Margo Allman & Helen Mason Members Preview
Mar 21 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Layered Abstraction: Margo Allman & Helen Mason Members Preview

Join us for classical music, savory appetizers, and cocktails as we celebrate two pioneering artists of the Brandywine Valley: Margo Allman and Helen Mason. For more than 50 years, these two artists have explored the infinite possibilities of abstract art while challenging traditional expectations.

Members and their guests only. RSVP by March 14 to events@delart.org or 302.351.8506.

The Museum will be open to the public until 4:00 p.m. the day of the event. To allow for adequate preparation, we kindly ask our guests to refrain from arriving prior to the event’s start time.

About the Exhibition

On view March 21 – September 6, 2020, the exhibition includes Helen Mason’s jewelry forms from the 1970s through today, selections from her 1988 Delaware Art Museum exhibition, Form and Spirit, painting and ceramics dating back to the 1970s, and her recent sculptures in found rubber. Margo Allman’s works of art include her avant garde prints; sculptures in marble and wood, concrete, and synthetic fiber; her signature ovoidal paintings; and her most recent graphic drawings and paintings.

Layered Abstraction: Margo Allman & Helen Mason was organized by the Delaware Art Museum. This exhibition is made possible by the Emily du Pont Memorial Exhibition Fund.

Mar
26
Thu
DelArt Readers: Book Club
Mar 26 @ 6:00 pm

The Museum is closed on Thursday evenings through March. The DelArt Readers will meet in the Museum’s Studio Lobby located in the adjoining building. To access the Studio, enter through the door marked with a large orange banner that says “Studio Wing” by pressing the buzzer. Door is located next to the large sculpture Crying Giant by Tom Otterness.

Join the DelArt Readers, a community-led book club passionate about art-inspired literature. Visit the links below for monthly selections. RSVP encouraged, but not required. Email ejarvis@delart.org.

The Museum Store will carry many of the titles in this year’s DelArt Readers lineup, as indicated below. The store will have the titles available approximately a month before they will be discussed by the group. If you’d like to pre-order a copy, stop by the store and let us know!

February 27, 2020


Circe

by Madeline Miller (Fiction)

Available for purchase in the Museum Store.

indiebound.org

March 26, 2020


The Cave Painters: Probing the Mysteries of the World’s First Artists

by Gregory Curtis (Non-Fiction)

indiebound.org

April 30, 2020


A Piece of the World

by Christina Baker Kline (Fiction)

Available for purchase in the Museum Store.

indiebound.org

May 28, 2020


What Are You Looking At?: The Surprising, Shocking, and Sometimes Strange Story of 150 Years of Modern Art

by Will Gompertz (Non-Fiction)

indiebound.org

June 25, 2020


In Sunlight or In Shadow: Stories Inspired by the Paintings of Edward Hopper

edited by Lawrence Block (Fiction)

Available for purchase in the Museum Store.

indiebound.org

July 30, 2020


A Month in the Country

by J.L. Carr (Fiction)

Available for purchase in the Museum Store.

indiebound.org

August 27, 2020


The Birth of Venus

by Sarah Dunant (Fiction)

Available for purchase in the Museum Store.

indiebound.org

September 24, 2020


The Lady in Gold: The Extraordinary Tale of Gustav Klimt’s Masterpiece, Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer

by Anne-Marie O’Connor (Non-Fiction)

Available for purchase in the Museum Store.

indiebound.org

October 29, 2020


The Mabinogion

edited by Lady Charlotte Guest (Fiction)

indiebound.org

November 19, 2020


Clara and Mr. Tiffany

by Susan Vreeland (Fiction)

Available for purchase in the Museum Store.

indiebound.org

December, 2020


No meeting

Mar
28
Sat
Hinged Boxes Workshop
Mar 28 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Hinged Boxes Workshop

In this workshop, students will build a simple box with a cradle-hinged lid and secure catch.  The class will focus on the start-to-finish fabrication of a tight, sturdy, 5-knuckle cradle hinge – a task which requires precise measuring, cutting, and soldering.  This class is a great way to level-up fabrication skills, and the hinge-making principles introduced can be applied to many other formats, including bracelets, necklaces, and more.

(30-minute lunch break)
Beyond Beginner/Intermediate/Advanced
Instructor: Nash Quinn

Mastering Color in Painting
Mar 28 @ 9:30 am – 3:30 pm
Mastering Color in Painting

Focusing on the use of color in painting, students will learn about the many different “color worlds” that exist and how to use them for expression in painting and drawing. Starting with historical examples, students will be encouraged to find personal expression through the “color worlds” approach.

(30 minute lunch break)
All levels
Instructor: Eo Omwake

Photography and Composition Workshop Series
Mar 28 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Photography and Composition Workshop Series

Composition is important whether you have a smart phone or an expensive digital camera. Each class in this series on composition starts at the Museum with brief instructions on an individual rule of composition. Having seen examples in the classroom, we venture outside to make images using this rule of composition, sometimes going as far as Alapocas Woods State Park. Returning to the Museum, photographers will share their images and discuss. The class is open to photographers of all experience levels, using any kind of camera including smart phones. Classes may be taken individually.

Instructor: Danny Schweers

Lines to Corners, March 7
Fill the Frame, March 14
Separate Subject From Background, March 21
Shadows and Reflections, March 28

Mar
29
Sun
Hinged Boxes Workshop
Mar 29 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Hinged Boxes Workshop

In this workshop, students will build a simple box with a cradle-hinged lid and secure catch.  The class will focus on the start-to-finish fabrication of a tight, sturdy, 5-knuckle cradle hinge – a task which requires precise measuring, cutting, and soldering.  This class is a great way to level-up fabrication skills, and the hinge-making principles introduced can be applied to many other formats, including bracelets, necklaces, and more.

(30-minute lunch break)
Beyond Beginner/Intermediate/Advanced
Instructor: Nash Quinn

Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon: Women Artists
Mar 29 @ 1:30 pm – 4:00 pm
Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon: Women Artists

Improve Wikipedia articles about women artists in honor of Women’s History Month and the special exhibition. No experience necessary; bring your laptop and motivation to combat gender bias.

Apr
2
Thu
Drawing From a Photograph
Apr 2 @ 9:30 am – 12:30 pm
Drawing From a Photograph

Transfer your cherished photographs into cherished drawings. Students will learn simple steps to recreate photographs with paper and pencil. This is the perfect technique to personalize pet portraits, unforgettable landscapes, and other memorable moments.

All levels
Instructor: Roe Murray

Welcome Back Happy Hour with Step Afrika!
Apr 2 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Welcome Back Happy Hour with Step Afrika!

Free Thursday evening hours are back! Come enjoy a drink and see pop-up performances by Step Afrika!. Visit the first floor galleries before they are reinstalled and learn about upcoming exhibitions and programs. This event is indoors.

Apr
3
Fri
Step Afrika! | Drumfolk
Apr 3 @ 8:00 pm

Back by Popular demand, Step Afrika! returns to Wilmington with its blend of the percussive tradition of stepping with African and contemporary dance. The Company’s newest creation, Drumfolk, inspired by the Stono Rebellion of 1739, explores this little-known event in American history that forever transformed African-American life and culture. When Africans lost the right to use their drums, their rhythms found their way into the body of the people, the Drumfolk. New percussive forms took root leading to the development of some of our country’s most distinct performance traditions like the ring shout, tap, and stepping.

 Delaware Division of the Arts  

Apr
4
Sat
Make A Concertina Sketchbook
Apr 4 @ 9:30 am – 4:30 pm
Make A Concertina Sketchbook

Make a concertina sketchbook to fill with drawings and observations. Students will start by visiting the gallery and viewing the exhibit Layered Abstraction: Margo Allman and Helen Mason for inspiration and the proceed to the classroom the create covers and learn step-by-step instructions for assembling the sketchbook. The afternoon will be devoted the filling the pages with drawing and observations inspired by the Museum. Some supplies included

Supplies included are watercolor paper, collage materials, backing board, and adhesives. Students may also bring additional collage materials.

(1 hour lunch break)
Beyond Beginner/Intermediate/Advanced
Instructor: Rosemary Connelly

Banner: Universal Possibilities (detail), 1980. Margo Allman. Acrylic on paper, sheet: 27 x 39 1/4 inches. Courtesy of the artist. © Margo Allman.

Apr
9
Thu
Well-Read Black Girl Book Club
Apr 9 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Join the Museum Store for the Well-Read Black Girl Book Club! FREE to attend!

We’re so excited to be partnering with the American Booksellers Association, One Village Alliance and Brevity Bookspace to bring a chapter of this hugely popular book club to the Delaware Art Museum. Chandra Pitts of One Village Alliance and Saliym Cooper of Brevity Bookspace will be facilitating these amazing bookish adventures. We’re thrilled to offer each month’s selection at a 20% discount! Read on for more info about our meeting dates, monthly book picks and more!

Meetings will take place on the second Thursday of the month from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Light refreshments will be served. We’ll be reading the book club’s Young Adult selection each month, so this program is suited for anyone ages 13 and up! We’d love for you to purchase the monthly selection in-store, but it’s not required! We just want to share our love of books with our awesome community.

Well-Read Black Girl Mission Statement: “Our mission is to support diverse voices and emerging writers of color, one book club meeting at a time. Our literary community is inclusive, we strive to inspire change and foster connections between bookstores, readers and authors.”

Questions? Want to pre-order a book? Call the Museum Store: 302-351-8521. See you soon!

Meeting dates and books being discussed:

Thursday, March 12
Making Our Way Home: The Great Migration and the Black American Dream by Blair Imani
indiebound.org

Thursday, April 9
A Phoenix Must First Burn, edited by Patrice Caldwell
indiebound.org

Thursday, May 14
When You Were Everything by Ashley Woodfolk
indiebound.org

Thursday, June 11
You Should See Me in a Crown by Leah Johnson
indiebound.org

Partners

Apr
10
Fri
Artini
Apr 10 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Artini

Unwind on a Friday night sipping an adult beverage and getting in touch with your creative side. In this laid-back workshop students will complete a work of art inspired by Museum exhibitions.

Instructor: Amanda Kamen.
Must be 21 or older to participate.

Register: March 13 | April 10 | May 8

Clay Date
Apr 10 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Clay Date

Mix, mingle, and get a little messy in the Museum’s ceramics studio! Participants will experiment with clay and complete a functional piece of pottery that the Museum will glaze. No experience necessary.

Instructor: Peter Morgan
Must be 21 or older to participate.

Register: March 13 | April 10 | May 8

Apr
16
Thu
Museum Guide Open House
Apr 16 @ 5:30 pm
Museum Guide Open House

Looking for a way to give back in your community? Hoping to inspire children with a love for art? Seeking new friendships with others who share a passion for learning?

Meet the incredible volunteer guides who lead tours of the Museum, and learn how they serve the public. Find out about the Museum’s in-depth Guide training program, which combines learning about art and teaching. Application information will be available.

Become a Museum Guide at the Delaware Art Museum!

Our creative, knowledgeable, and passionate Museum Guides are highly trained volunteers who share their love for art with Museum visitors. The training class will focus on engaging children, students, and adults with the Museum’s richly diverse art collections. Guides have special access to in-depth learning opportunities at the Museum, and they form strong bonds with their collegial and collaborative group of fellow Guides.

Museum Guide Training will be held on Tuesdays beginning in September. Museum Guides are required to give a minimum of two years’ service leading tours, after their training is complete. Tours are assigned around guides’ individual schedules, but the majority of tours take place on weekday mornings throughout the year. For details, contact awiggins@delart.org.

 

Apr
17
Fri
Inside Look
Apr 17 @ 12:00 pm
Inside Look

Join us for an inside look at our new acquisition Parade de Paysans, by Loпs Mailou Jones, led by University of Delaware Art History graduate student Kristin Nassif. Free with admission.

Apr
19
Sun
Healing through the Arts: Slow Art Tour and Zentangles©
Apr 19 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Healing through the Arts: Slow Art Tour and Zentangles©

Art as therapy can reduce stress and improve mental health for those who experience illness or trauma. Slow down to unlock your creativity with deep looking, human connection, and meditative drawing exercises.

Healing through the Arts is sponsored by Museum Council and the Laffey McHugh Foundation.

Inside Look
Apr 19 @ 2:00 pm
Inside Look

Join us for an inside look at our new acquisition Parade de Paysans, by Loпs Mailou Jones, led by University of Delaware Art History graduate student Kristin Nassif. Free with admission.

Apr
23
Thu
Conversations with Women Making a Difference
Apr 23 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Conversations with Women Making a Difference

Join us for a panel discussion and Q&A session with several influential women. Topics will include career highlights, life stories, and hard-earned wisdom.

List of panelists coming soon!

Apr
26
Sun
Artist Talk: Margo Allman
Apr 26 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Artist Talk: Margo Allman

Join artist Margo Allman for a Gallery Talk in the special exhibition Layered Abstraction: Margo Allman & Helen Mason.

Apr
30
Thu
DelArt Readers: Book Club
Apr 30 @ 6:00 pm

The Museum is closed on Thursday evenings through March. The DelArt Readers will meet in the Museum’s Studio Lobby located in the adjoining building. To access the Studio, enter through the door marked with a large orange banner that says “Studio Wing” by pressing the buzzer. Door is located next to the large sculpture Crying Giant by Tom Otterness.

Join the DelArt Readers, a community-led book club passionate about art-inspired literature. Visit the links below for monthly selections. RSVP encouraged, but not required. Email ejarvis@delart.org.

The Museum Store will carry many of the titles in this year’s DelArt Readers lineup, as indicated below. The store will have the titles available approximately a month before they will be discussed by the group. If you’d like to pre-order a copy, stop by the store and let us know!

February 27, 2020


Circe

by Madeline Miller (Fiction)

Available for purchase in the Museum Store.

indiebound.org

March 26, 2020


The Cave Painters: Probing the Mysteries of the World’s First Artists

by Gregory Curtis (Non-Fiction)

indiebound.org

April 30, 2020


A Piece of the World

by Christina Baker Kline (Fiction)

Available for purchase in the Museum Store.

indiebound.org

May 28, 2020


What Are You Looking At?: The Surprising, Shocking, and Sometimes Strange Story of 150 Years of Modern Art

by Will Gompertz (Non-Fiction)

indiebound.org

June 25, 2020


In Sunlight or In Shadow: Stories Inspired by the Paintings of Edward Hopper

edited by Lawrence Block (Fiction)

Available for purchase in the Museum Store.

indiebound.org

July 30, 2020


A Month in the Country

by J.L. Carr (Fiction)

Available for purchase in the Museum Store.

indiebound.org

August 27, 2020


The Birth of Venus

by Sarah Dunant (Fiction)

Available for purchase in the Museum Store.

indiebound.org

September 24, 2020


The Lady in Gold: The Extraordinary Tale of Gustav Klimt’s Masterpiece, Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer

by Anne-Marie O’Connor (Non-Fiction)

Available for purchase in the Museum Store.

indiebound.org

October 29, 2020


The Mabinogion

edited by Lady Charlotte Guest (Fiction)

indiebound.org

November 19, 2020


Clara and Mr. Tiffany

by Susan Vreeland (Fiction)

Available for purchase in the Museum Store.

indiebound.org

December, 2020


No meeting

Performance: Pyxis Piano Quartet – Epic Divas
Apr 30 @ 7:30 pm
Performance: Pyxis Piano Quartet - Epic Divas @ Delaware Art Museum

Inspired by the storied careers of painter Margo Allman and sculptor Helen Mason—whose work will be on view in the Museum—Pyxis will present a vibrant program of works that includes Australian composer Matthew Hindson’s aptly titled 2012 piano quartet Epic Diva!

At 7:30 p.m., a Museum curator will present a 15-minute pre-concert talk. You are also welcome to arrive early for dinner and light fare in the Museum’s Thronson Café. The concert begin at 8:00 and will feature complimentary desserts and coffee at intermission.

Season tickets are $90 for Museum Members, $105 for Non-Members, and $75 for students with a valid ID.
Individual tickets are $30 for Museum Members, $35 for Non-Members, and $25 for students.

About Pyxis Piano Quartet

Pyxis Piano Quartet performs chamber concerts that include works from the sonata, duo, and trio repertoire as well as traditional and contemporary masterpieces for piano quartet.

Compelling, engaging and informative, the vibrant performances of Pyxis Piano Quartet have become increasingly sought after in the mid-Atlantic region. The Philadelphia Inquirer has described Pyxis as “excellent,” and Christine Facciolo (deartsinfo.com) stated in a recent review “balance, ensemble, superb intonation and sensitive interpretation characterized this performance.”

Learn more.

ABOUT THE PERFORMANCE SERIES

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

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

Learn more.

May
2
Sat
Cold Connections for Jewelry and Sculpture
May 2 @ 9:30 am – 4:00 pm
Cold Connections for Jewelry and Sculpture

Learn how to add found objects and nontraditional shaped stones into your work. Using prongs, tube rivets, wire and epoxy, you can incorporate all kinds of things into jewelry and small-scale sculpture.

(30 minute lunch break)
Beyond Beginner/Intermediate/Advanced
Instructor: Caryn L. Hetherston

World Labyrinth Day
May 2 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
World Labyrinth Day

World Labyrinth Day is celebrated around the world on the first Saturday in May. It is a day designated to bring people together in celebration of the labyrinth as a symbol for healing and peace. Join us as we “Walk as One at 1!”

May
3
Sun
Cold Connections for Jewelry and Sculpture
May 3 @ 9:30 am – 4:00 pm
Cold Connections for Jewelry and Sculpture

Learn how to add found objects and nontraditional shaped stones into your work. Using prongs, tube rivets, wire and epoxy, you can incorporate all kinds of things into jewelry and small-scale sculpture.

(30 minute lunch break)
Beyond Beginner/Intermediate/Advanced
Instructor: Caryn L. Hetherston

May
8
Fri
Artini
May 8 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Artini

Unwind on a Friday night sipping an adult beverage and getting in touch with your creative side. In this laid-back workshop students will complete a work of art inspired by Museum exhibitions.

Instructor: Amanda Kamen.
Must be 21 or older to participate.

Register: March 13 | April 10 | May 8

Clay Date
May 8 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Clay Date

Mix, mingle, and get a little messy in the Museum’s ceramics studio! Participants will experiment with clay and complete a functional piece of pottery that the Museum will glaze. No experience necessary.

Instructor: Peter Morgan
Must be 21 or older to participate.

Register: March 13 | April 10 | May 8

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

Members are invited to a presentation about the state of the Museum. RSVP to Marie Cordivano at mcordivano@delart.org or 302.351.8572 by May 7.

Well-Read Black Girl Book Club
May 14 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Join the Museum Store for the Well-Read Black Girl Book Club! FREE to attend!

We’re so excited to be partnering with the American Booksellers Association, One Village Alliance and Brevity Bookspace to bring a chapter of this hugely popular book club to the Delaware Art Museum. Chandra Pitts of One Village Alliance and Saliym Cooper of Brevity Bookspace will be facilitating these amazing bookish adventures. We’re thrilled to offer each month’s selection at a 20% discount! Read on for more info about our meeting dates, monthly book picks and more!

Meetings will take place on the second Thursday of the month from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Light refreshments will be served. We’ll be reading the book club’s Young Adult selection each month, so this program is suited for anyone ages 13 and up! We’d love for you to purchase the monthly selection in-store, but it’s not required! We just want to share our love of books with our awesome community.

Well-Read Black Girl Mission Statement: “Our mission is to support diverse voices and emerging writers of color, one book club meeting at a time. Our literary community is inclusive, we strive to inspire change and foster connections between bookstores, readers and authors.”

Questions? Want to pre-order a book? Call the Museum Store: 302-351-8521. See you soon!

Meeting dates and books being discussed:

Thursday, March 12
Making Our Way Home: The Great Migration and the Black American Dream by Blair Imani
indiebound.org

Thursday, April 9
A Phoenix Must First Burn, edited by Patrice Caldwell
indiebound.org

Thursday, May 14
When You Were Everything by Ashley Woodfolk
indiebound.org

Thursday, June 11
You Should See Me in a Crown by Leah Johnson
indiebound.org

Partners

May
17
Sun
Artist Talk: Helen Mason
May 17 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Artist Talk: Helen Mason

Join artist Helen Mason for a Gallery Talk in the special exhibition Layered Abstraction: Margo Allman & Helen Mason.

Healing through the Arts: Slow Art Tour and Zentangles©
May 17 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Healing through the Arts: Slow Art Tour and Zentangles©

Art as therapy can reduce stress and improve mental health for those who experience illness or trauma. Slow down to unlock your creativity with deep looking, human connection, and meditative drawing exercises.

Healing through the Arts is sponsored by Museum Council and the Laffey McHugh Foundation.

May
28
Thu
DelArt Readers: Book Club
May 28 @ 6:00 pm

The Museum is closed on Thursday evenings through March. The DelArt Readers will meet in the Museum’s Studio Lobby located in the adjoining building. To access the Studio, enter through the door marked with a large orange banner that says “Studio Wing” by pressing the buzzer. Door is located next to the large sculpture Crying Giant by Tom Otterness.

Join the DelArt Readers, a community-led book club passionate about art-inspired literature. Visit the links below for monthly selections. RSVP encouraged, but not required. Email ejarvis@delart.org.

The Museum Store will carry many of the titles in this year’s DelArt Readers lineup, as indicated below. The store will have the titles available approximately a month before they will be discussed by the group. If you’d like to pre-order a copy, stop by the store and let us know!

February 27, 2020


Circe

by Madeline Miller (Fiction)

Available for purchase in the Museum Store.

indiebound.org

March 26, 2020


The Cave Painters: Probing the Mysteries of the World’s First Artists

by Gregory Curtis (Non-Fiction)

indiebound.org

April 30, 2020


A Piece of the World

by Christina Baker Kline (Fiction)

Available for purchase in the Museum Store.

indiebound.org

May 28, 2020


What Are You Looking At?: The Surprising, Shocking, and Sometimes Strange Story of 150 Years of Modern Art

by Will Gompertz (Non-Fiction)

indiebound.org

June 25, 2020


In Sunlight or In Shadow: Stories Inspired by the Paintings of Edward Hopper

edited by Lawrence Block (Fiction)

Available for purchase in the Museum Store.

indiebound.org

July 30, 2020


A Month in the Country

by J.L. Carr (Fiction)

Available for purchase in the Museum Store.

indiebound.org

August 27, 2020


The Birth of Venus

by Sarah Dunant (Fiction)

Available for purchase in the Museum Store.

indiebound.org

September 24, 2020


The Lady in Gold: The Extraordinary Tale of Gustav Klimt’s Masterpiece, Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer

by Anne-Marie O’Connor (Non-Fiction)

Available for purchase in the Museum Store.

indiebound.org

October 29, 2020


The Mabinogion

edited by Lady Charlotte Guest (Fiction)

indiebound.org

November 19, 2020


Clara and Mr. Tiffany

by Susan Vreeland (Fiction)

Available for purchase in the Museum Store.

indiebound.org

December, 2020


No meeting

Jun
11
Thu
Well-Read Black Girl Book Club
Jun 11 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Join the Museum Store for the Well-Read Black Girl Book Club! FREE to attend!

We’re so excited to be partnering with the American Booksellers Association, One Village Alliance and Brevity Bookspace to bring a chapter of this hugely popular book club to the Delaware Art Museum. Chandra Pitts of One Village Alliance and Saliym Cooper of Brevity Bookspace will be facilitating these amazing bookish adventures. We’re thrilled to offer each month’s selection at a 20% discount! Read on for more info about our meeting dates, monthly book picks and more!

Meetings will take place on the second Thursday of the month from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Light refreshments will be served. We’ll be reading the book club’s Young Adult selection each month, so this program is suited for anyone ages 13 and up! We’d love for you to purchase the monthly selection in-store, but it’s not required! We just want to share our love of books with our awesome community.

Well-Read Black Girl Mission Statement: “Our mission is to support diverse voices and emerging writers of color, one book club meeting at a time. Our literary community is inclusive, we strive to inspire change and foster connections between bookstores, readers and authors.”

Questions? Want to pre-order a book? Call the Museum Store: 302-351-8521. See you soon!

Meeting dates and books being discussed:

Thursday, March 12
Making Our Way Home: The Great Migration and the Black American Dream by Blair Imani
indiebound.org

Thursday, April 9
A Phoenix Must First Burn, edited by Patrice Caldwell
indiebound.org

Thursday, May 14
When You Were Everything by Ashley Woodfolk
indiebound.org

Thursday, June 11
You Should See Me in a Crown by Leah Johnson
indiebound.org

Partners

Jun
25
Thu
DelArt Readers: Book Club
Jun 25 @ 6:00 pm

The Museum is closed on Thursday evenings through March. The DelArt Readers will meet in the Museum’s Studio Lobby located in the adjoining building. To access the Studio, enter through the door marked with a large orange banner that says “Studio Wing” by pressing the buzzer. Door is located next to the large sculpture Crying Giant by Tom Otterness.

Join the DelArt Readers, a community-led book club passionate about art-inspired literature. Visit the links below for monthly selections. RSVP encouraged, but not required. Email ejarvis@delart.org.

The Museum Store will carry many of the titles in this year’s DelArt Readers lineup, as indicated below. The store will have the titles available approximately a month before they will be discussed by the group. If you’d like to pre-order a copy, stop by the store and let us know!

February 27, 2020


Circe

by Madeline Miller (Fiction)

Available for purchase in the Museum Store.

indiebound.org

March 26, 2020


The Cave Painters: Probing the Mysteries of the World’s First Artists

by Gregory Curtis (Non-Fiction)

indiebound.org

April 30, 2020


A Piece of the World

by Christina Baker Kline (Fiction)

Available for purchase in the Museum Store.

indiebound.org

May 28, 2020


What Are You Looking At?: The Surprising, Shocking, and Sometimes Strange Story of 150 Years of Modern Art

by Will Gompertz (Non-Fiction)

indiebound.org

June 25, 2020


In Sunlight or In Shadow: Stories Inspired by the Paintings of Edward Hopper

edited by Lawrence Block (Fiction)

Available for purchase in the Museum Store.

indiebound.org

July 30, 2020


A Month in the Country

by J.L. Carr (Fiction)

Available for purchase in the Museum Store.

indiebound.org

August 27, 2020


The Birth of Venus

by Sarah Dunant (Fiction)

Available for purchase in the Museum Store.

indiebound.org

September 24, 2020


The Lady in Gold: The Extraordinary Tale of Gustav Klimt’s Masterpiece, Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer

by Anne-Marie O’Connor (Non-Fiction)

Available for purchase in the Museum Store.

indiebound.org

October 29, 2020


The Mabinogion

edited by Lady Charlotte Guest (Fiction)

indiebound.org

November 19, 2020


Clara and Mr. Tiffany

by Susan Vreeland (Fiction)

Available for purchase in the Museum Store.

indiebound.org

December, 2020


No meeting

Jul
30
Thu
DelArt Readers: Book Club
Jul 30 @ 6:00 pm

The Museum is closed on Thursday evenings through March. The DelArt Readers will meet in the Museum’s Studio Lobby located in the adjoining building. To access the Studio, enter through the door marked with a large orange banner that says “Studio Wing” by pressing the buzzer. Door is located next to the large sculpture Crying Giant by Tom Otterness.

Join the DelArt Readers, a community-led book club passionate about art-inspired literature. Visit the links below for monthly selections. RSVP encouraged, but not required. Email ejarvis@delart.org.

The Museum Store will carry many of the titles in this year’s DelArt Readers lineup, as indicated below. The store will have the titles available approximately a month before they will be discussed by the group. If you’d like to pre-order a copy, stop by the store and let us know!

February 27, 2020


Circe

by Madeline Miller (Fiction)

Available for purchase in the Museum Store.

indiebound.org

March 26, 2020


The Cave Painters: Probing the Mysteries of the World’s First Artists

by Gregory Curtis (Non-Fiction)

indiebound.org

April 30, 2020


A Piece of the World

by Christina Baker Kline (Fiction)

Available for purchase in the Museum Store.

indiebound.org

May 28, 2020


What Are You Looking At?: The Surprising, Shocking, and Sometimes Strange Story of 150 Years of Modern Art

by Will Gompertz (Non-Fiction)

indiebound.org

June 25, 2020


In Sunlight or In Shadow: Stories Inspired by the Paintings of Edward Hopper

edited by Lawrence Block (Fiction)

Available for purchase in the Museum Store.

indiebound.org

July 30, 2020


A Month in the Country

by J.L. Carr (Fiction)

Available for purchase in the Museum Store.

indiebound.org

August 27, 2020


The Birth of Venus

by Sarah Dunant (Fiction)

Available for purchase in the Museum Store.

indiebound.org

September 24, 2020


The Lady in Gold: The Extraordinary Tale of Gustav Klimt’s Masterpiece, Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer

by Anne-Marie O’Connor (Non-Fiction)

Available for purchase in the Museum Store.

indiebound.org

October 29, 2020


The Mabinogion

edited by Lady Charlotte Guest (Fiction)

indiebound.org

November 19, 2020


Clara and Mr. Tiffany

by Susan Vreeland (Fiction)

Available for purchase in the Museum Store.

indiebound.org

December, 2020


No meeting

Aug
27
Thu
DelArt Readers: Book Club
Aug 27 @ 6:00 pm

The Museum is closed on Thursday evenings through March. The DelArt Readers will meet in the Museum’s Studio Lobby located in the adjoining building. To access the Studio, enter through the door marked with a large orange banner that says “Studio Wing” by pressing the buzzer. Door is located next to the large sculpture Crying Giant by Tom Otterness.

Join the DelArt Readers, a community-led book club passionate about art-inspired literature. Visit the links below for monthly selections. RSVP encouraged, but not required. Email ejarvis@delart.org.

The Museum Store will carry many of the titles in this year’s DelArt Readers lineup, as indicated below. The store will have the titles available approximately a month before they will be discussed by the group. If you’d like to pre-order a copy, stop by the store and let us know!

February 27, 2020


Circe

by Madeline Miller (Fiction)

Available for purchase in the Museum Store.

indiebound.org

March 26, 2020


The Cave Painters: Probing the Mysteries of the World’s First Artists

by Gregory Curtis (Non-Fiction)

indiebound.org

April 30, 2020


A Piece of the World

by Christina Baker Kline (Fiction)

Available for purchase in the Museum Store.

indiebound.org

May 28, 2020


What Are You Looking At?: The Surprising, Shocking, and Sometimes Strange Story of 150 Years of Modern Art

by Will Gompertz (Non-Fiction)

indiebound.org

June 25, 2020


In Sunlight or In Shadow: Stories Inspired by the Paintings of Edward Hopper

edited by Lawrence Block (Fiction)

Available for purchase in the Museum Store.

indiebound.org

July 30, 2020


A Month in the Country

by J.L. Carr (Fiction)

Available for purchase in the Museum Store.

indiebound.org

August 27, 2020


The Birth of Venus

by Sarah Dunant (Fiction)

Available for purchase in the Museum Store.

indiebound.org

September 24, 2020


The Lady in Gold: The Extraordinary Tale of Gustav Klimt’s Masterpiece, Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer

by Anne-Marie O’Connor (Non-Fiction)

Available for purchase in the Museum Store.

indiebound.org

October 29, 2020


The Mabinogion

edited by Lady Charlotte Guest (Fiction)

indiebound.org

November 19, 2020


Clara and Mr. Tiffany

by Susan Vreeland (Fiction)

Available for purchase in the Museum Store.

indiebound.org

December, 2020


No meeting

Sep
24
Thu
DelArt Readers: Book Club
Sep 24 @ 6:00 pm

The Museum is closed on Thursday evenings through March. The DelArt Readers will meet in the Museum’s Studio Lobby located in the adjoining building. To access the Studio, enter through the door marked with a large orange banner that says “Studio Wing” by pressing the buzzer. Door is located next to the large sculpture Crying Giant by Tom Otterness.

Join the DelArt Readers, a community-led book club passionate about art-inspired literature. Visit the links below for monthly selections. RSVP encouraged, but not required. Email ejarvis@delart.org.

The Museum Store will carry many of the titles in this year’s DelArt Readers lineup, as indicated below. The store will have the titles available approximately a month before they will be discussed by the group. If you’d like to pre-order a copy, stop by the store and let us know!

February 27, 2020


Circe

by Madeline Miller (Fiction)

Available for purchase in the Museum Store.

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March 26, 2020


The Cave Painters: Probing the Mysteries of the World’s First Artists

by Gregory Curtis (Non-Fiction)

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April 30, 2020


A Piece of the World

by Christina Baker Kline (Fiction)

Available for purchase in the Museum Store.

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May 28, 2020


What Are You Looking At?: The Surprising, Shocking, and Sometimes Strange Story of 150 Years of Modern Art

by Will Gompertz (Non-Fiction)

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June 25, 2020


In Sunlight or In Shadow: Stories Inspired by the Paintings of Edward Hopper

edited by Lawrence Block (Fiction)

Available for purchase in the Museum Store.

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July 30, 2020


A Month in the Country

by J.L. Carr (Fiction)

Available for purchase in the Museum Store.

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August 27, 2020


The Birth of Venus

by Sarah Dunant (Fiction)

Available for purchase in the Museum Store.

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September 24, 2020


The Lady in Gold: The Extraordinary Tale of Gustav Klimt’s Masterpiece, Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer

by Anne-Marie O’Connor (Non-Fiction)

Available for purchase in the Museum Store.

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October 29, 2020


The Mabinogion

edited by Lady Charlotte Guest (Fiction)

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November 19, 2020


Clara and Mr. Tiffany

by Susan Vreeland (Fiction)

Available for purchase in the Museum Store.

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December, 2020


No meeting

Oct
29
Thu
DelArt Readers: Book Club
Oct 29 @ 6:00 pm

The Museum is closed on Thursday evenings through March. The DelArt Readers will meet in the Museum’s Studio Lobby located in the adjoining building. To access the Studio, enter through the door marked with a large orange banner that says “Studio Wing” by pressing the buzzer. Door is located next to the large sculpture Crying Giant by Tom Otterness.

Join the DelArt Readers, a community-led book club passionate about art-inspired literature. Visit the links below for monthly selections. RSVP encouraged, but not required. Email ejarvis@delart.org.

The Museum Store will carry many of the titles in this year’s DelArt Readers lineup, as indicated below. The store will have the titles available approximately a month before they will be discussed by the group. If you’d like to pre-order a copy, stop by the store and let us know!

February 27, 2020


Circe

by Madeline Miller (Fiction)

Available for purchase in the Museum Store.

indiebound.org

March 26, 2020


The Cave Painters: Probing the Mysteries of the World’s First Artists

by Gregory Curtis (Non-Fiction)

indiebound.org

April 30, 2020


A Piece of the World

by Christina Baker Kline (Fiction)

Available for purchase in the Museum Store.

indiebound.org

May 28, 2020


What Are You Looking At?: The Surprising, Shocking, and Sometimes Strange Story of 150 Years of Modern Art

by Will Gompertz (Non-Fiction)

indiebound.org

June 25, 2020


In Sunlight or In Shadow: Stories Inspired by the Paintings of Edward Hopper

edited by Lawrence Block (Fiction)

Available for purchase in the Museum Store.

indiebound.org

July 30, 2020


A Month in the Country

by J.L. Carr (Fiction)

Available for purchase in the Museum Store.

indiebound.org

August 27, 2020


The Birth of Venus

by Sarah Dunant (Fiction)

Available for purchase in the Museum Store.

indiebound.org

September 24, 2020


The Lady in Gold: The Extraordinary Tale of Gustav Klimt’s Masterpiece, Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer

by Anne-Marie O’Connor (Non-Fiction)

Available for purchase in the Museum Store.

indiebound.org

October 29, 2020


The Mabinogion

edited by Lady Charlotte Guest (Fiction)

indiebound.org

November 19, 2020


Clara and Mr. Tiffany

by Susan Vreeland (Fiction)

Available for purchase in the Museum Store.

indiebound.org

December, 2020


No meeting

Nov
19
Thu
DelArt Readers: Book Club
Nov 19 @ 6:00 pm

The Museum is closed on Thursday evenings through March. The DelArt Readers will meet in the Museum’s Studio Lobby located in the adjoining building. To access the Studio, enter through the door marked with a large orange banner that says “Studio Wing” by pressing the buzzer. Door is located next to the large sculpture Crying Giant by Tom Otterness.

Join the DelArt Readers, a community-led book club passionate about art-inspired literature. Visit the links below for monthly selections. RSVP encouraged, but not required. Email ejarvis@delart.org.

The Museum Store will carry many of the titles in this year’s DelArt Readers lineup, as indicated below. The store will have the titles available approximately a month before they will be discussed by the group. If you’d like to pre-order a copy, stop by the store and let us know!

February 27, 2020


Circe

by Madeline Miller (Fiction)

Available for purchase in the Museum Store.

indiebound.org

March 26, 2020


The Cave Painters: Probing the Mysteries of the World’s First Artists

by Gregory Curtis (Non-Fiction)

indiebound.org

April 30, 2020


A Piece of the World

by Christina Baker Kline (Fiction)

Available for purchase in the Museum Store.

indiebound.org

May 28, 2020


What Are You Looking At?: The Surprising, Shocking, and Sometimes Strange Story of 150 Years of Modern Art

by Will Gompertz (Non-Fiction)

indiebound.org

June 25, 2020


In Sunlight or In Shadow: Stories Inspired by the Paintings of Edward Hopper

edited by Lawrence Block (Fiction)

Available for purchase in the Museum Store.

indiebound.org

July 30, 2020


A Month in the Country

by J.L. Carr (Fiction)

Available for purchase in the Museum Store.

indiebound.org

August 27, 2020


The Birth of Venus

by Sarah Dunant (Fiction)

Available for purchase in the Museum Store.

indiebound.org

September 24, 2020


The Lady in Gold: The Extraordinary Tale of Gustav Klimt’s Masterpiece, Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer

by Anne-Marie O’Connor (Non-Fiction)

Available for purchase in the Museum Store.

indiebound.org

October 29, 2020


The Mabinogion

edited by Lady Charlotte Guest (Fiction)

indiebound.org

November 19, 2020


Clara and Mr. Tiffany

by Susan Vreeland (Fiction)

Available for purchase in the Museum Store.

indiebound.org

December, 2020


No meeting