PROGRAMS & EVENTS

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

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

This workshop series has been cancelled.

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

This workshop has been cancelled.

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

This workshop series has been cancelled.

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

This event has been cancelled.

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 – Cancelled
Mar 21 @ 9:30 am – 4:30 pm
iPhoneography - Cancelled

This workshop has been cancelled.

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

This workshop series has been cancelled.

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

This event has been postponed.

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

This workshop has been cancelled.

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

This workshop has been cancelled.

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

This workshop series has been cancelled.

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

This workshop has been cancelled.

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

This event has been postponed until further notice.

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

This workshop has been cancelled.

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

This event has been cancelled.

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 – Cancelled
Apr 3 @ 8:00 pm

This event has been cancelled.

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.

This program is sponsored by Capital and Worth in association with H&R Block and made possible in Delaware by the Amphion Foundation. The presentation of Step Afrika! was made possible by the New England Foundation for the Arts’ National Dance Project, with lead funding from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. This program is supported, 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.

 Delaware Division of the Arts    

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

This workshop has been cancelled.

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

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 – Cancelled
Apr 17 @ 12:00 pm
Inside Look - Cancelled

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
18
Sat
Gala – Postponed
Apr 18 all-day
Gala - Postponed

2020 is going to be a particularly busy and transformative year for the Museum. In the spring, the Museum staff will begin a full reinstallation of the first floor galleries and launch a new brand with a new website. A few weeks later they will break ground on constructing a new, more welcoming front entrance along with making a few improvements to the current one. Lastly, after all of the construction is complete, the Museum will host Louis Comfort Tiffany: Treasures from the Driehaus Collection exhibition in the fall.

With all of this excitement and a recent leadership transition, the Museum has decided to postpone the Gala until Spring 2021.

We apologize for any inconvenience that this rescheduling may have caused. Please check back with us in a few months for the Gala’s new date.

Apr
19
Sun
Inside Look – Cancelled
Apr 19 @ 2:00 pm
Inside Look - Cancelled

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 – rescheduled to Oct 1
Apr 23 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Conversations with Women Making a Difference - rescheduled to Oct 1

PLEASE NOTE: Due to the latest CDC recommendations, the Conversations with Women Making a Difference event on April 23 has been rescheduled to October 1, 2020. The panelists and all event details will remain the same. Tickets purchased for April 23 will be transferred to October 1. Please visit www.BlueBlaze.org for more information.

Join us on October 1, 2020 for “Conversations with Women Making a Difference” presented by Blue Blaze Associates.

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 three influential women. The three April panelists are:

Melody Phillips is Director of Operations for The Warehouse, a new teen center in northeast Wilmington that will open in April 2020. The Warehouse is part of a multi-million dollar community revitalization project, planned by REACH Riverside, offering comprehensive after-school opportunities for up to 700 teens. Melody serves as Chair of the Workforce Development Committee for REACH Riverside and is also Co-Founder and Board Chairwoman of I Am My Sister’s Keeper.

Latifa Ihsan Ali is a Muslim American fashion designer and entrepreneur who is passionate about helping women get active and keep modest. Her company, LiaWear Action, empowers Muslim women to pursue the activities they love. Latifa’s line of modest sportswear and hijab solutions encourage women to get out and run, jog, kick, bike, hike, swim, splash, dive, and dance their way to fitness.

Colleen Perry Keith is the new president of Goldey-Beacom College and the first woman to hold that position in the school’s 133-year history. Before coming to Delaware, Colleen served as president at Pfeiffer University in North Carolina and also at Spartanburg Methodist College in South Carolina. Her proven leadership and strong financial management were transformative at those institutions.

Bring your friends (including men!) to this fun and inspirational evening!

The event series is presented by Blue Blaze Associates and sponsored by NEWS4Women; all event proceeds are donated to local nonprofits. The 2020 partners and beneficiaries are the Delaware Art Museum and Fund for Women Delaware.

Apr
24
Fri
Performance Watch Party
Apr 24 @ 6:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Fridays, April 24 – May 22
All performances begin at 6:30 pm

Join a Watch Party on the DelArt Facebook page and experience the beauty and creativity of a selection of gifted musicians from the region. Performances are 20 minutes each and range from jazz and R&B to algorithmic composition with audio-visual correspondence. During performances, artists will be available to answer questions and provide insight into their creative processes.

The DelArt Watch Parties grew from our search for ways to support the local creative community during the Covid-19 crisis. Help support these musical artists by making a donation during a Watch Party.

Click here to visit the Museum’s Facebook event page.


April 24E. Shawn Qaissaunee
guitar

Watch performance.


May 1 

Rob Swanson
bass guitar 

Watch performance.


May 8 

William Fields
algorithmic improvisationWatch performance.


May 15 

Jea Street, Jr.
singer/songwriter


May 22 

Jeff Knoettner
pianist

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

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

May
1
Fri
Art is Tasty Virtual Edition
May 1 @ 12:00 pm – 12:30 pm
Art is Tasty Virtual Edition

Join us online for our popular lunchtime gallery series, Art is Tasty! We’ll explore the sculpture Three Rectangles Horizontal Jointed Gyratory III by George Rickey, during this 30-minute discussion. Since we can’t gather in the Museum’s cafe at this time, feel free to bring your lunch to this noontime virtual gathering.

Free; Suggested donation: $7.

After registration is complete, you will receive an email with a link and details on how to join the Zoom meeting.

Performance Watch Party
May 1 @ 6:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Fridays, April 24 – May 22
All performances begin at 6:30 pm

Join a Watch Party on the DelArt Facebook page and experience the beauty and creativity of a selection of gifted musicians from the region. Performances are 20 minutes each and range from jazz and R&B to algorithmic composition with audio-visual correspondence. During performances, artists will be available to answer questions and provide insight into their creative processes.

The DelArt Watch Parties grew from our search for ways to support the local creative community during the Covid-19 crisis. Help support these musical artists by making a donation during a Watch Party.

Click here to visit the Museum’s Facebook event page.


April 24E. Shawn Qaissaunee
guitar

Watch performance.


May 1 

Rob Swanson
bass guitar 

Watch performance.


May 8 

William Fields
algorithmic improvisationWatch performance.


May 15 

Jea Street, Jr.
singer/songwriter


May 22 

Jeff Knoettner
pianist

May
8
Fri
Performance Watch Party
May 8 @ 6:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Fridays, April 24 – May 22
All performances begin at 6:30 pm

Join a Watch Party on the DelArt Facebook page and experience the beauty and creativity of a selection of gifted musicians from the region. Performances are 20 minutes each and range from jazz and R&B to algorithmic composition with audio-visual correspondence. During performances, artists will be available to answer questions and provide insight into their creative processes.

The DelArt Watch Parties grew from our search for ways to support the local creative community during the Covid-19 crisis. Help support these musical artists by making a donation during a Watch Party.

Click here to visit the Museum’s Facebook event page.


April 24E. Shawn Qaissaunee
guitar

Watch performance.


May 1 

Rob Swanson
bass guitar 

Watch performance.


May 8 

William Fields
algorithmic improvisationWatch performance.


May 15 

Jea Street, Jr.
singer/songwriter


May 22 

Jeff Knoettner
pianist

May
13
Wed
Art Chat: New Acquisition!
May 13 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Join curators and guest speakers online for a one hour live conversation on everything from new acquisitions in the Delaware Art Museum’s collection to interviews with local artists. Ask questions, share observations, or just enjoy some art!

Get a sneak peak at one of the Museum’s recent acquisitions: An Instrument of Many Strings by Mary Lizzie Macomber. Looking at this work of art, museum curators Heather Campbell Coyle and Margaretta Frederick will discuss the influence of British Pre-Raphaelite art in the U.S.

Registration required. 

An Instrument of Many Strings, 1897. Mary Lizzie Macomber (1861–1916). Oil on canvas mounted to cradled wood panel, 24 1/8 x 20 1/8 inches. Delaware Art Museum, F. V. du Pont Acquisition Fund, 2019.

May
15
Fri
Performance Watch Party
May 15 @ 6:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Fridays, April 24 – May 22
All performances begin at 6:30 pm

Join a Watch Party on the DelArt Facebook page and experience the beauty and creativity of a selection of gifted musicians from the region. Performances are 20 minutes each and range from jazz and R&B to algorithmic composition with audio-visual correspondence. During performances, artists will be available to answer questions and provide insight into their creative processes.

The DelArt Watch Parties grew from our search for ways to support the local creative community during the Covid-19 crisis. Help support these musical artists by making a donation during a Watch Party.

Click here to visit the Museum’s Facebook event page.


April 24E. Shawn Qaissaunee
guitar

Watch performance.


May 1 

Rob Swanson
bass guitar 

Watch performance.


May 8 

William Fields
algorithmic improvisationWatch performance.


May 15 

Jea Street, Jr.
singer/songwriter


May 22 

Jeff Knoettner
pianist

May
17
Sun
Art Chat: Fantasy and the Medieval Past
May 17 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Art Chat: Fantasy and the Medieval Past @ Zoom

Join curators and guest speakers online for a one hour live conversation on everything from new acquisitions in the Delaware Art Museum’s collection to interviews with local artists. Ask questions, share observations, or just enjoy some art!

How are are contemporary fantasy illustrations inspired by the book art of Howard Pyle? Medieval art historian Emily Shartrand and Librarian and Archivist Rachael Dieleurterio will draw connections between the history of book art, the Museum’s historical Pyle illustrations, and the work of current book artists.

Registration required.

May
21
Thu
Art Chat: Guest Artist Diane Burko
May 21 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Art Chat: Guest Artist Diane Burko @ Zoom

Join curators and guest speakers online for a one hour live conversation on everything from new acquisitions in the Delaware Art Museum’s collection to interviews with local artists. Ask questions, share observations, or just enjoy some art!

Philadelphia-based artist Diane Burko has been fascinated by the landscape throughout her painting career. Join museum curator Margaret Winslow as she talks with Diane about her life as an artist explorer and environmental activist devoted to the critical topic of climate change.

Registration required.

Pyxis Piano Quartet – Solos and Duos
May 21 @ 6:30 pm
Pyxis Piano Quartet - Solos and Duos @ Zoom & YouTube

Pyxis Piano Quartet features Luigi Mazzocchi (violin), Amy Leonard (viola), Jennifer Jie Jin (cello), and Hiroko Yamazaki (piano). Their second (now virtual) decade continues! Even the coronavirus can’t stop Pyxis Piano Quartet, now in their 11th season as the Delaware Art Museum’s resident classical ensemble! At 7 pm on May 21—our usual Thursday concert night—we’ll bring you a special hour of Pyxis solos and duos. As always, we’ll start with a short pre-concert curator talk and then it’s onto the music. Please enjoy great music direct from the homes of this wonderful ensemble!

To register, please contact Jonathan Whitney at jwhitney@delart.org.

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
22
Fri
Performance Watch Party
May 22 @ 6:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Fridays, April 24 – May 22
All performances begin at 6:30 pm

Join a Watch Party on the DelArt Facebook page and experience the beauty and creativity of a selection of gifted musicians from the region. Performances are 20 minutes each and range from jazz and R&B to algorithmic composition with audio-visual correspondence. During performances, artists will be available to answer questions and provide insight into their creative processes.

The DelArt Watch Parties grew from our search for ways to support the local creative community during the Covid-19 crisis. Help support these musical artists by making a donation during a Watch Party.

Click here to visit the Museum’s Facebook event page.


April 24E. Shawn Qaissaunee
guitar

Watch performance.


May 1 

Rob Swanson
bass guitar 

Watch performance.


May 8 

William Fields
algorithmic improvisationWatch performance.


May 15 

Jea Street, Jr.
singer/songwriter


May 22 

Jeff Knoettner
pianist

Wilmington Writers – Open Mic Night
May 22 @ 7:00 pm
Wilmington Writers - Open Mic Night
Registration Full

Join the Delaware Art Museum Writers Conference Committee for a public Open Mic Night from behind your screen!

Stream on the Museum’s FB Live.

3 minute time limit—all genres of writing are welcome.

May
30
Sat
Virtual Live Painting Demo with Artist Thomas Del Porte 
May 30 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Virtual Live Painting Demo with Artist Thomas Del Porte  @ Zoom

Watch teaching artist Thomas Del Porte demonstrate the Loper painting method and answer your questions with a guest moderator.  

After registration is complete, you will receive an email with a link  to the Zoom presentation 48 hours in advance. 

 

 

May
31
Sun
Virtual Slow Art Tour and Meditative Drawing 
May 31 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Virtual Slow Art Tour and Meditative Drawing  @ Zoom

Viewing and making art can reduce stress and improve mental health, so join us for a virtual edition of our monthly slow art tour followed by a meditative drawing exercise. Slow down to unlock your creativity with deep looking and relaxing drawing. This program is sponsored by Museum Council and the Laffey McHugh Foundation. 

After registration is complete, you will receive an email with a link and details on how to join the Zoom meeting. 

Jun
4
Thu
Art Chat Weekly: Chords of Color – Postponed
Jun 4 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Art Chat Weekly: Chords of Color - Postponed @ Zoom

This program has been postponed to July 9.

Many American artists experimented with color theories in the early 20th century. Robert Henri, John Sloan, and George Bellows adopted the musically inspired color palettes of Hardesty Maratta around 1910. Their friends Charles and Alice Beach Winter built on Maratta’s system, creating stunning chromatic charts in the Museum’s archives. Here in Delaware, concert pianist and musical theorist Mary Hallock Greenewalt designed a “color organ” that projected colored light based on the keys she played. Come discuss these theories and the colorful characters behind them. 

Registration required. After registration is complete, you will receive an email with a link and details on how to join the Zoom meeting. If you do not receive a link, please check your spam folder or reach out to us.

Jun
5
Fri
Art is Tasty Virtual Edition – Postponed
Jun 5 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Art is Tasty Virtual Edition - Postponed

First Fridays of the month. This noon-time lunch series on the first Friday of every month pairs an engaging 30-minute discussion about a work of art with a delicious lunch in the Thronson Café. (Café lunch voucher included in price).

Upcoming 2020 Topics

June 5: Tenant Farmer, Andrew Wyeth – Postponed to June 19
July 3: Cancelled
August 7: Atlantic City, Reginald Marsh
September 4: Riot, Deborah Butterfield
October 2: Labyrinth
November 6: Louis Comfort Tiffany: Treasures from the Driehaus Collection special exhibition
December 4: On the Banks of the Doune, Scotland, Robert Duncanson

Jun
10
Wed
Virtual Drawing and Painting
Jun 10 @ 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Virtual Drawing and Painting @ Zoom

Offering a clear step-by-step approach to drawing and painting, students of all levels will progress according to their own interests and needs. Art history and theory will be discussed and inform student’s work (all levels). Students should register by June 1 to ensure enough time for the shipping of supplies. Instructor: Eo Omwake.

Registration required. After registration is complete, you will receive an email with the supply list, a link and details on how to join the Zoom meeting. If you do not receive a link, please check your spam folder or reach out to us at rhowell@delart.org. 

This program is sponsored by the Art Bridges Foundation. 

Jun
11
Thu
Art Chat Weekly
Jun 11 @ 12:00 pm
Art Chat Weekly @ Zoom

Join us for an hour-long virtual conversation with curators and guest speakers on everything from works of art in the collection to interviews with local artists. Ask questions, participate in the conversation, or just enjoy! Registration required. After registration is complete, you will receive an email with a link and details on how to join the Zoom meeting. If you do not receive a link, please check your spam folder or reach out to us. This program is sponsored by the Art Bridges Foundation. 

June 25 – Guest Artist jc lenochan

Through pairings of images and text, jc lenochan examines what he refers to as the “social condition as it relates to identity, race, and class.” His 2012 drawing on canvas titled unfinished business “it may not be televised,” references the 1971 poem and song, “The Revolution Will Not Be Televised” by Gil Scott-Heron, in which the musician warns about the possible complacency created by television. Like Scott-Heron, lenochan focuses on the effects of mass media and strives to create a place for dialogue that will help develop a better understanding of the spread of “misinformation/cultural bias as a global pandemic.” Join artist jc lenochan and curator Margaret Winslow as they discuss the artist’s recent work and how it engages in social justice and the dismantling of whiteness. Register

July 2 – No Art Chat due to the holiday

July 9 – Chords of Color

Many American artists experimented with color theories in the early 20th century. Robert Henri, John Sloan, and George Bellows adopted the musically inspired color palettes of Hardesty Maratta around 1910. Their friends Charles and Alice Beach Winter built on Maratta’s system, creating stunning chromatic charts in the Museum’s archives. Here in Delaware, concert pianist and musical theorist Mary Hallock Greenewalt designed a “color organ” that projected colored light based on the keys she played. Come discuss these theories and the colorful characters behind them with curator Heather Campbell Coyle and musician Jonathan Whitney. Register

July 16 – La Bella Mano with Guest Dr. David Bentley

In a brief commentary on La Bella Mano (1875) shortly after it was painted, Rossetti’s friend and former fellow Pre-Raphaelite Frederic George Stephens described it as “simply a painter’s fancy, and almost entirely dependent on pictorial qualities.” Dr. David Bentley from Western University of Canada joins curator Margaretta Frederick to discuss the painting’s symbolic details and its intriguing relationship to Murray Marks, the curiosity dealer who commissioned it. This talk will also explore the sonnet that Rossetti wrote for La Bella Mano, where the description of the woman’s beautiful hand as “A flower of Venus’ own virginity” invites questions about the role of classical mythology in the painting and its underlying conceptions of female purity and sexuality.   Register

July 23 – Guest Artist Craig Colorusso 

In 2017, Craig Colorusso brought Sound + Light to the Delaware Art Museum. Visitors to the Museum’s Copeland Sculpture Garden and Labyrinth in the Anthony N. Fusco Reservoir experienced the intersection of sound, light, and space. The artist joins curator Margaret Winslow to talk about his solar and motion-powered sculptures and invites participants to take part in creating a symphony of digital sound.  Register

July 30

TBA – Register

Jun
17
Wed
Virtual Drawing and Painting
Jun 17 @ 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Virtual Drawing and Painting @ Zoom

Offering a clear step-by-step approach to drawing and painting, students of all levels will progress according to their own interests and needs. Art history and theory will be discussed and inform student’s work (all levels). Students should register by June 1 to ensure enough time for the shipping of supplies. Instructor: Eo Omwake.

Registration required. After registration is complete, you will receive an email with the supply list, a link and details on how to join the Zoom meeting. If you do not receive a link, please check your spam folder or reach out to us at rhowell@delart.org. 

This program is sponsored by the Art Bridges Foundation. 

Jun
18
Thu
Art Chat Weekly
Jun 18 @ 12:00 pm
Art Chat Weekly @ Zoom

Join us for an hour-long virtual conversation with curators and guest speakers on everything from works of art in the collection to interviews with local artists. Ask questions, participate in the conversation, or just enjoy! Registration required. After registration is complete, you will receive an email with a link and details on how to join the Zoom meeting. If you do not receive a link, please check your spam folder or reach out to us. This program is sponsored by the Art Bridges Foundation. 

June 25 – Guest Artist jc lenochan

Through pairings of images and text, jc lenochan examines what he refers to as the “social condition as it relates to identity, race, and class.” His 2012 drawing on canvas titled unfinished business “it may not be televised,” references the 1971 poem and song, “The Revolution Will Not Be Televised” by Gil Scott-Heron, in which the musician warns about the possible complacency created by television. Like Scott-Heron, lenochan focuses on the effects of mass media and strives to create a place for dialogue that will help develop a better understanding of the spread of “misinformation/cultural bias as a global pandemic.” Join artist jc lenochan and curator Margaret Winslow as they discuss the artist’s recent work and how it engages in social justice and the dismantling of whiteness. Register

July 2 – No Art Chat due to the holiday

July 9 – Chords of Color

Many American artists experimented with color theories in the early 20th century. Robert Henri, John Sloan, and George Bellows adopted the musically inspired color palettes of Hardesty Maratta around 1910. Their friends Charles and Alice Beach Winter built on Maratta’s system, creating stunning chromatic charts in the Museum’s archives. Here in Delaware, concert pianist and musical theorist Mary Hallock Greenewalt designed a “color organ” that projected colored light based on the keys she played. Come discuss these theories and the colorful characters behind them with curator Heather Campbell Coyle and musician Jonathan Whitney. Register

July 16 – La Bella Mano with Guest Dr. David Bentley

In a brief commentary on La Bella Mano (1875) shortly after it was painted, Rossetti’s friend and former fellow Pre-Raphaelite Frederic George Stephens described it as “simply a painter’s fancy, and almost entirely dependent on pictorial qualities.” Dr. David Bentley from Western University of Canada joins curator Margaretta Frederick to discuss the painting’s symbolic details and its intriguing relationship to Murray Marks, the curiosity dealer who commissioned it. This talk will also explore the sonnet that Rossetti wrote for La Bella Mano, where the description of the woman’s beautiful hand as “A flower of Venus’ own virginity” invites questions about the role of classical mythology in the painting and its underlying conceptions of female purity and sexuality.   Register

July 23 – Guest Artist Craig Colorusso 

In 2017, Craig Colorusso brought Sound + Light to the Delaware Art Museum. Visitors to the Museum’s Copeland Sculpture Garden and Labyrinth in the Anthony N. Fusco Reservoir experienced the intersection of sound, light, and space. The artist joins curator Margaret Winslow to talk about his solar and motion-powered sculptures and invites participants to take part in creating a symphony of digital sound.  Register

July 30

TBA – Register

DelArt Cinema presents the Hitchcock classic Rear Window as Drive-in Movie (SOLD OUT)
Jun 18 @ 9:00 pm

SOLD OUT

Rain date: Friday, June 19

Join us for an evening of drive-in big-screen entertainment on the grounds of the Museum. Enjoy Alfred Hitchcock’s 1954 mystery thriller, Rear Window. This is the first feature from DelArt Cinema, the Museum’s new film partner. Beverages will be available for purchase this evening through this link: https://www.toasttab.com/piccolina-toscana-1412-n-dupont-street/v3#!/

Upon arrival you will receive your pre-ordered food and drinks and directed to your spot. The movie will begin at 9 pm, arrival may begin at 8 pm. Please arrive no later than 8:40 pm. Those that arrive after that time will be parked at the Museum’s discretion to avoid interruption to other patrons. Viewing spots are limited. Current COVID protocols are in effect.

Sound will be transmitted via your car’s FM radio. Your key should be placed in the accessory position. Please indicate if you plan to attend in an SUV or other oversize vehicle.

Questions? Contact Lauren McMahon, Rental & Event Manager at lmcmahon@delart.org.

Jun
19
Fri
Art is Tasty Virtual Edition
Jun 19 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Art is Tasty Virtual Edition

First Fridays of the month. This noon-time lunch series on the first Friday of every month pairs an engaging 30-minute discussion about a work of art with a delicious lunch in the Thronson Café. (Café lunch voucher included in price).

Upcoming 2020 Topics

June 19: Tenant Farmer, Andrew Wyeth
July 3: Cancelled
August 7: Atlantic City, Reginald Marsh
September 4: Riot, Deborah Butterfield
October 2: Labyrinth
November 6: Louis Comfort Tiffany: Treasures from the Driehaus Collection special exhibition
December 4: On the Banks of the Doune, Scotland, Robert Duncanson

Jun
24
Wed
Virtual Drawing and Painting
Jun 24 @ 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Virtual Drawing and Painting @ Zoom

Offering a clear step-by-step approach to drawing and painting, students of all levels will progress according to their own interests and needs. Art history and theory will be discussed and inform student’s work (all levels). Students should register by June 1 to ensure enough time for the shipping of supplies. Instructor: Eo Omwake.

Registration required. After registration is complete, you will receive an email with the supply list, a link and details on how to join the Zoom meeting. If you do not receive a link, please check your spam folder or reach out to us at rhowell@delart.org. 

This program is sponsored by the Art Bridges Foundation. 

Jun
25
Thu
Art Chat Weekly
Jun 25 @ 12:00 pm
Art Chat Weekly @ Zoom

Join us for an hour-long virtual conversation with curators and guest speakers on everything from works of art in the collection to interviews with local artists. Ask questions, participate in the conversation, or just enjoy! Registration required. After registration is complete, you will receive an email with a link and details on how to join the Zoom meeting. If you do not receive a link, please check your spam folder or reach out to us. This program is sponsored by the Art Bridges Foundation. 

June 25 – Guest Artist jc lenochan

Through pairings of images and text, jc lenochan examines what he refers to as the “social condition as it relates to identity, race, and class.” His 2012 drawing on canvas titled unfinished business “it may not be televised,” references the 1971 poem and song, “The Revolution Will Not Be Televised” by Gil Scott-Heron, in which the musician warns about the possible complacency created by television. Like Scott-Heron, lenochan focuses on the effects of mass media and strives to create a place for dialogue that will help develop a better understanding of the spread of “misinformation/cultural bias as a global pandemic.” Join artist jc lenochan and curator Margaret Winslow as they discuss the artist’s recent work and how it engages in social justice and the dismantling of whiteness. Register

July 2 – No Art Chat due to the holiday

July 9 – Chords of Color

Many American artists experimented with color theories in the early 20th century. Robert Henri, John Sloan, and George Bellows adopted the musically inspired color palettes of Hardesty Maratta around 1910. Their friends Charles and Alice Beach Winter built on Maratta’s system, creating stunning chromatic charts in the Museum’s archives. Here in Delaware, concert pianist and musical theorist Mary Hallock Greenewalt designed a “color organ” that projected colored light based on the keys she played. Come discuss these theories and the colorful characters behind them with curator Heather Campbell Coyle and musician Jonathan Whitney. Register

July 16 – La Bella Mano with Guest Dr. David Bentley

In a brief commentary on La Bella Mano (1875) shortly after it was painted, Rossetti’s friend and former fellow Pre-Raphaelite Frederic George Stephens described it as “simply a painter’s fancy, and almost entirely dependent on pictorial qualities.” Dr. David Bentley from Western University of Canada joins curator Margaretta Frederick to discuss the painting’s symbolic details and its intriguing relationship to Murray Marks, the curiosity dealer who commissioned it. This talk will also explore the sonnet that Rossetti wrote for La Bella Mano, where the description of the woman’s beautiful hand as “A flower of Venus’ own virginity” invites questions about the role of classical mythology in the painting and its underlying conceptions of female purity and sexuality.   Register

July 23 – Guest Artist Craig Colorusso 

In 2017, Craig Colorusso brought Sound + Light to the Delaware Art Museum. Visitors to the Museum’s Copeland Sculpture Garden and Labyrinth in the Anthony N. Fusco Reservoir experienced the intersection of sound, light, and space. The artist joins curator Margaret Winslow to talk about his solar and motion-powered sculptures and invites participants to take part in creating a symphony of digital sound.  Register

July 30

TBA – Register

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

PLEASE NOTE: All meetings will be held on Zoom via webcam at 6 pm until further notice. To RSVP to Zoom virtual meeting email ejarvis@delart.org.

Join the DelArt Readers, a community-led book club passionate about art-inspired literature. Visit the links below for monthly selections.

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!

You can now purchase your books online and support the Delaware Art Museum Store via Bookshop.org! At Bookshop, you can find book club selections and so much more at a discount, and have them shipped directly to your home. You’ll also find curated lists for books that correspond to our exhibitions, special events, staff picks and more! It’s a great way for us to offer you a wider array of books than we can carry in the store. We hope you’ll consider supporting the Museum by purchasing through Bookshop. Check out our page at https://bookshop.org/shop/delartstore, or click the links below to go directly to each book club selection.

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.

Read about the book.

July 30, 2020


A Month in the Country

by J.L. Carr (Fiction)

Available for purchase in the Museum Store.

Purchase Book.

August 27, 2020


The Birth of Venus

by Sarah Dunant (Fiction)

Available for purchase in the Museum Store.

Purchase Book.

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.

Purchase Book.

October 29, 2020


The Mabinogion

edited by Lady Charlotte Guest (Fiction)

Purchase Book.

November 19, 2020

Clara and Mr. Tiffany

by Susan Vreeland (Fiction)

Available for purchase in the Museum Store.

Purchase Book.

December, 2020


No meeting

Jun
27
Sat
Gelatin Plate Printing Demo
Jun 27 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Gelatin Plate Printing Demo @ Zoom

Learn how to use inexpensive craft paint and a reusable gelatin plate to create whimsical and patterned works of art. Teaching Artist Caroline Coolidge Brown will review supplies and creative ideas while demonstrating different techniques with a live Q&A session.

After registration is complete, you will receive an email with a link and details on how to join the Zoom meeting. Participants can follow along with their own purchased supplies if they choose. A supply list will be included in the confirmation email.

This program is sponsored by the Art Bridges Foundation.

Jun
28
Sun
Virtual Slow Art Tour and Meditative Music 
Jun 28 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Virtual Slow Art Tour and Meditative Music 

Viewing and making art can reduce stress and improve mental health, so join us for a virtual edition of our monthly slow art tour followed by a meditative musical experience. Slow down to unlock your creativity with deep looking and relaxing listening.

This program is sponsored by the Laffey McHugh Foundation and Museum Council. 

Jul
2
Thu
Livestream performance of U.S.E. Trio 
Jul 2 @ 7:00 pm

Join us for a livestream of the Philadelphia-based U.S.E. Trio! U.S.E. Trio formed in late 2017. Their affinity for improvising over unique, and often improvised, musical forms is what inspired the project. Each member contributes original compositions to the band’s ever-growing repertory. The band hosts a monthly concert series in Philadelphia, known as the “Creative Concepts in Jazz Series”, whereupon they consistently workshop new compositions and arrangements. U.S.E. Trio is represented by Ukrainian record label, LabelWhoAble.

This program is sponsored by the Art Bridges Foundation. 

Watch Promo.

Jul
8
Wed
Virtual Drawing and Painting
Jul 8 @ 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Virtual Drawing and Painting @ Zoom
Offering a clear step-by-step approach to drawing and painting, students of all levels will progress according to their own interests and needs. Art history and theory will be discussed and inform student’s work (all levels). Students should register as soon as possible to ensure enough time for the shipping of supplies. Instructor: Eo Omwake.

Registration required. After registration is complete, you will receive an email with the supply list, a link and details on how to join the Zoom meeting. If you do not receive a link, please check your spam folder or reach out to us at rdereus@delart.org. 

This program is sponsored by the Art Bridges Foundation.

Jul
9
Thu
Art Chat Weekly
Jul 9 @ 12:00 pm
Art Chat Weekly @ Zoom

Join us for an hour-long virtual conversation with curators and guest speakers on everything from works of art in the collection to interviews with local artists. Ask questions, participate in the conversation, or just enjoy! Registration required. After registration is complete, you will receive an email with a link and details on how to join the Zoom meeting. If you do not receive a link, please check your spam folder or reach out to us. This program is sponsored by the Art Bridges Foundation. 

June 25 – Guest Artist jc lenochan

Through pairings of images and text, jc lenochan examines what he refers to as the “social condition as it relates to identity, race, and class.” His 2012 drawing on canvas titled unfinished business “it may not be televised,” references the 1971 poem and song, “The Revolution Will Not Be Televised” by Gil Scott-Heron, in which the musician warns about the possible complacency created by television. Like Scott-Heron, lenochan focuses on the effects of mass media and strives to create a place for dialogue that will help develop a better understanding of the spread of “misinformation/cultural bias as a global pandemic.” Join artist jc lenochan and curator Margaret Winslow as they discuss the artist’s recent work and how it engages in social justice and the dismantling of whiteness. Register

July 2 – No Art Chat due to the holiday

July 9 – Chords of Color

Many American artists experimented with color theories in the early 20th century. Robert Henri, John Sloan, and George Bellows adopted the musically inspired color palettes of Hardesty Maratta around 1910. Their friends Charles and Alice Beach Winter built on Maratta’s system, creating stunning chromatic charts in the Museum’s archives. Here in Delaware, concert pianist and musical theorist Mary Hallock Greenewalt designed a “color organ” that projected colored light based on the keys she played. Come discuss these theories and the colorful characters behind them with curator Heather Campbell Coyle and musician Jonathan Whitney. Register

July 16 – La Bella Mano with Guest Dr. David Bentley

In a brief commentary on La Bella Mano (1875) shortly after it was painted, Rossetti’s friend and former fellow Pre-Raphaelite Frederic George Stephens described it as “simply a painter’s fancy, and almost entirely dependent on pictorial qualities.” Dr. David Bentley from Western University of Canada joins curator Margaretta Frederick to discuss the painting’s symbolic details and its intriguing relationship to Murray Marks, the curiosity dealer who commissioned it. This talk will also explore the sonnet that Rossetti wrote for La Bella Mano, where the description of the woman’s beautiful hand as “A flower of Venus’ own virginity” invites questions about the role of classical mythology in the painting and its underlying conceptions of female purity and sexuality.   Register

July 23 – Guest Artist Craig Colorusso 

In 2017, Craig Colorusso brought Sound + Light to the Delaware Art Museum. Visitors to the Museum’s Copeland Sculpture Garden and Labyrinth in the Anthony N. Fusco Reservoir experienced the intersection of sound, light, and space. The artist joins curator Margaret Winslow to talk about his solar and motion-powered sculptures and invites participants to take part in creating a symphony of digital sound.  Register

July 30

TBA – Register

Members-Only Happy Hour on the Museum Terrace
Jul 9 @ 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Members-Only Happy Hour on the Museum Terrace

Join us to relax and unwind with the Museum’s popular Happy Hour series. When the Museum reopens, we will open first to you, our loyal Members. We are extending this benefit for our first Happy Hour of the season on Thursday, July 9. Happy Hours will open to the general public beginning Thursday, July 16.

July 9 & September 3 – Sharon Sable (Jazz)
July 16 & August 27 – Destination Unknown (Classic Rock)
July 23 & August 6 – Edgewater Avenue (Bluegrass/Americana)
July 30 & August 13 – The Joseph Whitney Steel Band (Steel Drum)
August 20 & September 10 – Ed Dwornik (Singer/Songwriter)

Happy Hours may be cancelled or moved inside due to inclement weather. Please check back soon for updates and a current list of musicians. Museum galleries are open with free admission every Thursday from 4-8 pm.

Summer 2020 Covid-19 Safety Precautions

To ensure the welfare of our Members and staff, please consider the following:
  • Masks must be worn when not seated at your table, while walking the Museum’s grounds and while visiting the restroom.
  • Parties are limited to 6 family members per seating area. Please do not move tables.
  • Feel free to bring a lawn chair or rent one of ours for seating in the Sculpture Garden.
  • At all times remain 6 feet apart from anyone not in your party.
  • Orders must be placed at your seating area.
Jul
15
Wed
Virtual Drawing and Painting
Jul 15 @ 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Virtual Drawing and Painting @ Zoom
Offering a clear step-by-step approach to drawing and painting, students of all levels will progress according to their own interests and needs. Art history and theory will be discussed and inform student’s work (all levels). Students should register as soon as possible to ensure enough time for the shipping of supplies. Instructor: Eo Omwake.

Registration required. After registration is complete, you will receive an email with the supply list, a link and details on how to join the Zoom meeting. If you do not receive a link, please check your spam folder or reach out to us at rdereus@delart.org. 

This program is sponsored by the Art Bridges Foundation.

Jul
16
Thu
Art Chat Weekly
Jul 16 @ 12:00 pm
Art Chat Weekly @ Zoom

Join us for an hour-long virtual conversation with curators and guest speakers on everything from works of art in the collection to interviews with local artists. Ask questions, participate in the conversation, or just enjoy! Registration required. After registration is complete, you will receive an email with a link and details on how to join the Zoom meeting. If you do not receive a link, please check your spam folder or reach out to us. This program is sponsored by the Art Bridges Foundation. 

June 25 – Guest Artist jc lenochan

Through pairings of images and text, jc lenochan examines what he refers to as the “social condition as it relates to identity, race, and class.” His 2012 drawing on canvas titled unfinished business “it may not be televised,” references the 1971 poem and song, “The Revolution Will Not Be Televised” by Gil Scott-Heron, in which the musician warns about the possible complacency created by television. Like Scott-Heron, lenochan focuses on the effects of mass media and strives to create a place for dialogue that will help develop a better understanding of the spread of “misinformation/cultural bias as a global pandemic.” Join artist jc lenochan and curator Margaret Winslow as they discuss the artist’s recent work and how it engages in social justice and the dismantling of whiteness. Register

July 2 – No Art Chat due to the holiday

July 9 – Chords of Color

Many American artists experimented with color theories in the early 20th century. Robert Henri, John Sloan, and George Bellows adopted the musically inspired color palettes of Hardesty Maratta around 1910. Their friends Charles and Alice Beach Winter built on Maratta’s system, creating stunning chromatic charts in the Museum’s archives. Here in Delaware, concert pianist and musical theorist Mary Hallock Greenewalt designed a “color organ” that projected colored light based on the keys she played. Come discuss these theories and the colorful characters behind them with curator Heather Campbell Coyle and musician Jonathan Whitney. Register

July 16 – La Bella Mano with Guest Dr. David Bentley

In a brief commentary on La Bella Mano (1875) shortly after it was painted, Rossetti’s friend and former fellow Pre-Raphaelite Frederic George Stephens described it as “simply a painter’s fancy, and almost entirely dependent on pictorial qualities.” Dr. David Bentley from Western University of Canada joins curator Margaretta Frederick to discuss the painting’s symbolic details and its intriguing relationship to Murray Marks, the curiosity dealer who commissioned it. This talk will also explore the sonnet that Rossetti wrote for La Bella Mano, where the description of the woman’s beautiful hand as “A flower of Venus’ own virginity” invites questions about the role of classical mythology in the painting and its underlying conceptions of female purity and sexuality.   Register

July 23 – Guest Artist Craig Colorusso 

In 2017, Craig Colorusso brought Sound + Light to the Delaware Art Museum. Visitors to the Museum’s Copeland Sculpture Garden and Labyrinth in the Anthony N. Fusco Reservoir experienced the intersection of sound, light, and space. The artist joins curator Margaret Winslow to talk about his solar and motion-powered sculptures and invites participants to take part in creating a symphony of digital sound.  Register

July 30

TBA – Register

Happy Hour on the Museum Terrace
Jul 16 @ 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Happy Hour on the Museum Terrace

Join us to relax and unwind with the Museum’s popular Happy Hour series.

July 16 and August 27 Destination Unknown (Classic Rock)
July 23 and August 6 – Edgewater Avenue (Bluegrass/Americana)
July 30 and August 13 – The Joseph Whitney Steel Band (Steel Drum)
August 20 and September 10 – Ed Dwornik (Singer/Songwriter)
September 3 – Sharon Sable (Jazz)

Happy Hours may be cancelled or moved inside due to inclement weather. Please check back for updates and a current list of musicians. Museum galleries are open with free admission every Thursday from 4-8 pm.

Summer 2020 Covid-19 Safety Precautions

To ensure the welfare of our Members and staff, please consider the following:
  • Masks must be worn when not seated at your table, while walking the Museum’s grounds and while visiting the restroom.
  • Parties are limited to 6 family members per seating area. Please do not move tables.
  • Feel free to bring a lawn chair or rent one of ours for seating in the Sculpture Garden.
  • At all times remain 6 feet apart from anyone not in your party.
  • Orders must be placed at your seating area.
Jul
18
Sat
Wilmington Writers Conference: Untold Stories
Jul 18 @ 8:00 am – 4:00 pm

Join us for the 4th annual Wilmington Writers Conference. This year we will be exploring the theme of Untold Stories through a keynote address, a full slate of craft sessions, and online networking opportunities.

Friday, July 17  | 7 pm

Virtual Keynote Address by Erin Entrada Kelly

This keynote is free and open to the public but requires pre-registration. Registration coming soon.

Erin Entrada Kelly received the 2018 Newbery Medal for Hello, Universe, the 2017 APALA Award for The Land of Forgotten Girls, and the 2016 Golden Kite Honor Award for Blackbird Fly, among other honors.

She is a New York Times bestseller whose work has been translated into several languages. Her fifth book and first fantasy, Lalani of the Distant Sea, received six starred reviews and was named one of the best books of the year by the New York Public Library, The Horn Book, Booklist, BookPage, and others.
All Erin’s books are Junior Library Guild Selections.

In 2018, Hello, Universe and You Go First were both acquired for adaptation. Hello, Universe is being adapted by Netflix, and You Go First is being adapted for the stage.

Her sixth book, We Dream of Space, is her first work of historical fiction. It’s set in January 1986, in the weeks leading to the Challenger disaster.

Erin has a bachelor’s degree in women’s studies and liberal arts from McNeese State University and an MFA from Rosemont College. She lives in Delaware.

Erin is mestiza and identifies as Filipina-American. Her mother is Visayan.

Saturday, July 18

9:15 am Welcome and Committee Address
**Each Attendee will attend only TWO sessions, pick the time slots that fit with your schedule** 
10 am – 11:30 am – Morning Sessions
12:30 pm – 2 pm – Mid-Day Sessions
2:30 pm – 4 pm – Afternoon Sessions
5 pm – All Conference Share-back

$15 Members, $20 Non-Members, $10 Students

Register for the Share-back and you will be randomly placed into a Zoom breakout group after some remarks to the whole conference. In these breakout groups you will be able to share stories from the day, read pieces you created in your sessions, and network. Bring a drink and some snacks and make it a virtual Happy Hour!

Schedule, Descriptions & Bios

Click here to view conference schedule, session descriptions, and presenter bios.

Sponsors

This program is sponsored by the Art Bridges Foundation and The Happy Self Publisher. This project is supported, 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

Jul
22
Wed
Virtual Drawing and Painting
Jul 22 @ 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Virtual Drawing and Painting @ Zoom
Offering a clear step-by-step approach to drawing and painting, students of all levels will progress according to their own interests and needs. Art history and theory will be discussed and inform student’s work (all levels). Students should register as soon as possible to ensure enough time for the shipping of supplies. Instructor: Eo Omwake.

Registration required. After registration is complete, you will receive an email with the supply list, a link and details on how to join the Zoom meeting. If you do not receive a link, please check your spam folder or reach out to us at rdereus@delart.org. 

This program is sponsored by the Art Bridges Foundation.

Jul
23
Thu
Art Chat Weekly
Jul 23 @ 12:00 pm
Art Chat Weekly @ Zoom

Join us for an hour-long virtual conversation with curators and guest speakers on everything from works of art in the collection to interviews with local artists. Ask questions, participate in the conversation, or just enjoy! Registration required. After registration is complete, you will receive an email with a link and details on how to join the Zoom meeting. If you do not receive a link, please check your spam folder or reach out to us. This program is sponsored by the Art Bridges Foundation. 

June 25 – Guest Artist jc lenochan

Through pairings of images and text, jc lenochan examines what he refers to as the “social condition as it relates to identity, race, and class.” His 2012 drawing on canvas titled unfinished business “it may not be televised,” references the 1971 poem and song, “The Revolution Will Not Be Televised” by Gil Scott-Heron, in which the musician warns about the possible complacency created by television. Like Scott-Heron, lenochan focuses on the effects of mass media and strives to create a place for dialogue that will help develop a better understanding of the spread of “misinformation/cultural bias as a global pandemic.” Join artist jc lenochan and curator Margaret Winslow as they discuss the artist’s recent work and how it engages in social justice and the dismantling of whiteness. Register

July 2 – No Art Chat due to the holiday

July 9 – Chords of Color

Many American artists experimented with color theories in the early 20th century. Robert Henri, John Sloan, and George Bellows adopted the musically inspired color palettes of Hardesty Maratta around 1910. Their friends Charles and Alice Beach Winter built on Maratta’s system, creating stunning chromatic charts in the Museum’s archives. Here in Delaware, concert pianist and musical theorist Mary Hallock Greenewalt designed a “color organ” that projected colored light based on the keys she played. Come discuss these theories and the colorful characters behind them with curator Heather Campbell Coyle and musician Jonathan Whitney. Register

July 16 – La Bella Mano with Guest Dr. David Bentley

In a brief commentary on La Bella Mano (1875) shortly after it was painted, Rossetti’s friend and former fellow Pre-Raphaelite Frederic George Stephens described it as “simply a painter’s fancy, and almost entirely dependent on pictorial qualities.” Dr. David Bentley from Western University of Canada joins curator Margaretta Frederick to discuss the painting’s symbolic details and its intriguing relationship to Murray Marks, the curiosity dealer who commissioned it. This talk will also explore the sonnet that Rossetti wrote for La Bella Mano, where the description of the woman’s beautiful hand as “A flower of Venus’ own virginity” invites questions about the role of classical mythology in the painting and its underlying conceptions of female purity and sexuality.   Register

July 23 – Guest Artist Craig Colorusso 

In 2017, Craig Colorusso brought Sound + Light to the Delaware Art Museum. Visitors to the Museum’s Copeland Sculpture Garden and Labyrinth in the Anthony N. Fusco Reservoir experienced the intersection of sound, light, and space. The artist joins curator Margaret Winslow to talk about his solar and motion-powered sculptures and invites participants to take part in creating a symphony of digital sound.  Register

July 30

TBA – Register

Happy Hour on the Museum Terrace
Jul 23 @ 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Happy Hour on the Museum Terrace

Join us to relax and unwind with the Museum’s popular Happy Hour series.

July 16 and August 27 Destination Unknown (Classic Rock)
July 23 and August 6 – Edgewater Avenue (Bluegrass/Americana)
July 30 and August 13 – The Joseph Whitney Steel Band (Steel Drum)
August 20 and September 10 – Ed Dwornik (Singer/Songwriter)
September 3 – Sharon Sable (Jazz)

Happy Hours may be cancelled or moved inside due to inclement weather. Please check back for updates and a current list of musicians. Museum galleries are open with free admission every Thursday from 4-8 pm.

Summer 2020 Covid-19 Safety Precautions

To ensure the welfare of our Members and staff, please consider the following:
  • Masks must be worn when not seated at your table, while walking the Museum’s grounds and while visiting the restroom.
  • Parties are limited to 6 family members per seating area. Please do not move tables.
  • Feel free to bring a lawn chair or rent one of ours for seating in the Sculpture Garden.
  • At all times remain 6 feet apart from anyone not in your party.
  • Orders must be placed at your seating area.
Jul
30
Thu
Art Chat Weekly
Jul 30 @ 12:00 pm
Art Chat Weekly @ Zoom

Join us for an hour-long virtual conversation with curators and guest speakers on everything from works of art in the collection to interviews with local artists. Ask questions, participate in the conversation, or just enjoy! Registration required. After registration is complete, you will receive an email with a link and details on how to join the Zoom meeting. If you do not receive a link, please check your spam folder or reach out to us. This program is sponsored by the Art Bridges Foundation. 

June 25 – Guest Artist jc lenochan

Through pairings of images and text, jc lenochan examines what he refers to as the “social condition as it relates to identity, race, and class.” His 2012 drawing on canvas titled unfinished business “it may not be televised,” references the 1971 poem and song, “The Revolution Will Not Be Televised” by Gil Scott-Heron, in which the musician warns about the possible complacency created by television. Like Scott-Heron, lenochan focuses on the effects of mass media and strives to create a place for dialogue that will help develop a better understanding of the spread of “misinformation/cultural bias as a global pandemic.” Join artist jc lenochan and curator Margaret Winslow as they discuss the artist’s recent work and how it engages in social justice and the dismantling of whiteness. Register

July 2 – No Art Chat due to the holiday

July 9 – Chords of Color

Many American artists experimented with color theories in the early 20th century. Robert Henri, John Sloan, and George Bellows adopted the musically inspired color palettes of Hardesty Maratta around 1910. Their friends Charles and Alice Beach Winter built on Maratta’s system, creating stunning chromatic charts in the Museum’s archives. Here in Delaware, concert pianist and musical theorist Mary Hallock Greenewalt designed a “color organ” that projected colored light based on the keys she played. Come discuss these theories and the colorful characters behind them with curator Heather Campbell Coyle and musician Jonathan Whitney. Register

July 16 – La Bella Mano with Guest Dr. David Bentley

In a brief commentary on La Bella Mano (1875) shortly after it was painted, Rossetti’s friend and former fellow Pre-Raphaelite Frederic George Stephens described it as “simply a painter’s fancy, and almost entirely dependent on pictorial qualities.” Dr. David Bentley from Western University of Canada joins curator Margaretta Frederick to discuss the painting’s symbolic details and its intriguing relationship to Murray Marks, the curiosity dealer who commissioned it. This talk will also explore the sonnet that Rossetti wrote for La Bella Mano, where the description of the woman’s beautiful hand as “A flower of Venus’ own virginity” invites questions about the role of classical mythology in the painting and its underlying conceptions of female purity and sexuality.   Register

July 23 – Guest Artist Craig Colorusso 

In 2017, Craig Colorusso brought Sound + Light to the Delaware Art Museum. Visitors to the Museum’s Copeland Sculpture Garden and Labyrinth in the Anthony N. Fusco Reservoir experienced the intersection of sound, light, and space. The artist joins curator Margaret Winslow to talk about his solar and motion-powered sculptures and invites participants to take part in creating a symphony of digital sound.  Register

July 30

TBA – Register

Happy Hour on the Museum Terrace
Jul 30 @ 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Happy Hour on the Museum Terrace

Join us to relax and unwind with the Museum’s popular Happy Hour series.

July 16 and August 27 Destination Unknown (Classic Rock)
July 23 and August 6 – Edgewater Avenue (Bluegrass/Americana)
July 30 and August 13 – The Joseph Whitney Steel Band (Steel Drum)
August 20 and September 10 – Ed Dwornik (Singer/Songwriter)
September 3 – Sharon Sable (Jazz)

Happy Hours may be cancelled or moved inside due to inclement weather. Please check back for updates and a current list of musicians. Museum galleries are open with free admission every Thursday from 4-8 pm.

Summer 2020 Covid-19 Safety Precautions

To ensure the welfare of our Members and staff, please consider the following:
  • Masks must be worn when not seated at your table, while walking the Museum’s grounds and while visiting the restroom.
  • Parties are limited to 6 family members per seating area. Please do not move tables.
  • Feel free to bring a lawn chair or rent one of ours for seating in the Sculpture Garden.
  • At all times remain 6 feet apart from anyone not in your party.
  • Orders must be placed at your seating area.
Virtual DelArt Readers: Book Club
Jul 30 @ 6:00 pm

PLEASE NOTE: All meetings will be held on Zoom via webcam at 6 pm until further notice. To RSVP to Zoom virtual meeting email ejarvis@delart.org.

Join the DelArt Readers, a community-led book club passionate about art-inspired literature. Visit the links below for monthly selections.

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!

You can now purchase your books online and support the Delaware Art Museum Store via Bookshop.org! At Bookshop, you can find book club selections and so much more at a discount, and have them shipped directly to your home. You’ll also find curated lists for books that correspond to our exhibitions, special events, staff picks and more! It’s a great way for us to offer you a wider array of books than we can carry in the store. We hope you’ll consider supporting the Museum by purchasing through Bookshop. Check out our page at https://bookshop.org/shop/delartstore, or click the links below to go directly to each book club selection.

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.

Read about the book.

July 30, 2020


A Month in the Country

by J.L. Carr (Fiction)

Available for purchase in the Museum Store.

Purchase Book.

August 27, 2020


The Birth of Venus

by Sarah Dunant (Fiction)

Available for purchase in the Museum Store.

Purchase Book.

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.

Purchase Book.

October 29, 2020


The Mabinogion

edited by Lady Charlotte Guest (Fiction)

Purchase Book.

November 19, 2020

Clara and Mr. Tiffany

by Susan Vreeland (Fiction)

Available for purchase in the Museum Store.

Purchase Book.

December, 2020


No meeting

Performance: MEGA
Jul 30 @ 7:00 pm
Performance: MEGA @ Terrace & Sculpture Garden

MEGA is an epic Prog rock quintet from Wilmington, DE. Boasting triple harmonized guitars, three and four part vocal harmony, fearless improvisation, and a schizophrenic songwriting, MEGA walks a tightrope between 70s Prog and modernity. 

This program is sponsored by the Art Bridges Foundation. This program is supported, 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.

Aug
6
Thu
Art Chat Weekly
Aug 6 @ 12:00 pm
Art Chat Weekly @ Zoom

Join us for an hour-long virtual conversation with curators and guest speakers on everything from works of art in the collection to interviews with local artists. Ask questions, participate in the conversation, or just enjoy! Registration required. After registration is complete, you will receive an email with a link and details on how to join the Zoom meeting. If you do not receive a link, please check your spam folder or reach out to us. This program is sponsored by the Art Bridges Foundation. 

June 25 – Guest Artist jc lenochan

Through pairings of images and text, jc lenochan examines what he refers to as the “social condition as it relates to identity, race, and class.” His 2012 drawing on canvas titled unfinished business “it may not be televised,” references the 1971 poem and song, “The Revolution Will Not Be Televised” by Gil Scott-Heron, in which the musician warns about the possible complacency created by television. Like Scott-Heron, lenochan focuses on the effects of mass media and strives to create a place for dialogue that will help develop a better understanding of the spread of “misinformation/cultural bias as a global pandemic.” Join artist jc lenochan and curator Margaret Winslow as they discuss the artist’s recent work and how it engages in social justice and the dismantling of whiteness. Register

July 2 – No Art Chat due to the holiday

July 9 – Chords of Color

Many American artists experimented with color theories in the early 20th century. Robert Henri, John Sloan, and George Bellows adopted the musically inspired color palettes of Hardesty Maratta around 1910. Their friends Charles and Alice Beach Winter built on Maratta’s system, creating stunning chromatic charts in the Museum’s archives. Here in Delaware, concert pianist and musical theorist Mary Hallock Greenewalt designed a “color organ” that projected colored light based on the keys she played. Come discuss these theories and the colorful characters behind them with curator Heather Campbell Coyle and musician Jonathan Whitney. Register

July 16 – La Bella Mano with Guest Dr. David Bentley

In a brief commentary on La Bella Mano (1875) shortly after it was painted, Rossetti’s friend and former fellow Pre-Raphaelite Frederic George Stephens described it as “simply a painter’s fancy, and almost entirely dependent on pictorial qualities.” Dr. David Bentley from Western University of Canada joins curator Margaretta Frederick to discuss the painting’s symbolic details and its intriguing relationship to Murray Marks, the curiosity dealer who commissioned it. This talk will also explore the sonnet that Rossetti wrote for La Bella Mano, where the description of the woman’s beautiful hand as “A flower of Venus’ own virginity” invites questions about the role of classical mythology in the painting and its underlying conceptions of female purity and sexuality.   Register

July 23 – Guest Artist Craig Colorusso 

In 2017, Craig Colorusso brought Sound + Light to the Delaware Art Museum. Visitors to the Museum’s Copeland Sculpture Garden and Labyrinth in the Anthony N. Fusco Reservoir experienced the intersection of sound, light, and space. The artist joins curator Margaret Winslow to talk about his solar and motion-powered sculptures and invites participants to take part in creating a symphony of digital sound.  Register

July 30

TBA – Register

Happy Hour on the Museum Terrace
Aug 6 @ 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Happy Hour on the Museum Terrace

Join us to relax and unwind with the Museum’s popular Happy Hour series.

July 16 and August 27 Destination Unknown (Classic Rock)
July 23 and August 6 – Edgewater Avenue (Bluegrass/Americana)
July 30 and August 13 – The Joseph Whitney Steel Band (Steel Drum)
August 20 and September 10 – Ed Dwornik (Singer/Songwriter)
September 3 – Sharon Sable (Jazz)

Happy Hours may be cancelled or moved inside due to inclement weather. Please check back for updates and a current list of musicians. Museum galleries are open with free admission every Thursday from 4-8 pm.

Summer 2020 Covid-19 Safety Precautions

To ensure the welfare of our Members and staff, please consider the following:
  • Masks must be worn when not seated at your table, while walking the Museum’s grounds and while visiting the restroom.
  • Parties are limited to 6 family members per seating area. Please do not move tables.
  • Feel free to bring a lawn chair or rent one of ours for seating in the Sculpture Garden.
  • At all times remain 6 feet apart from anyone not in your party.
  • Orders must be placed at your seating area.
Aug
7
Fri
Art is Tasty Virtual Edition
Aug 7 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Art is Tasty Virtual Edition

First Fridays of the month. This noon-time lunch series on the first Friday of every month pairs an engaging 30-minute discussion about a work of art with a delicious lunch in the Thronson Café. (Café lunch voucher included in price).

Upcoming 2020 Topics

June 19: Tenant Farmer, Andrew Wyeth
July 3: Cancelled
August 7: Atlantic City, Reginald Marsh
September 4: Riot, Deborah Butterfield
October 2: Labyrinth
November 6: Louis Comfort Tiffany: Treasures from the Driehaus Collection special exhibition
December 4: On the Banks of the Doune, Scotland, Robert Duncanson

Aug
13
Thu
Art Chat Weekly
Aug 13 @ 12:00 pm
Art Chat Weekly @ Zoom

Join us for an hour-long virtual conversation with curators and guest speakers on everything from works of art in the collection to interviews with local artists. Ask questions, participate in the conversation, or just enjoy! Registration required. After registration is complete, you will receive an email with a link and details on how to join the Zoom meeting. If you do not receive a link, please check your spam folder or reach out to us. This program is sponsored by the Art Bridges Foundation. 

June 25 – Guest Artist jc lenochan

Through pairings of images and text, jc lenochan examines what he refers to as the “social condition as it relates to identity, race, and class.” His 2012 drawing on canvas titled unfinished business “it may not be televised,” references the 1971 poem and song, “The Revolution Will Not Be Televised” by Gil Scott-Heron, in which the musician warns about the possible complacency created by television. Like Scott-Heron, lenochan focuses on the effects of mass media and strives to create a place for dialogue that will help develop a better understanding of the spread of “misinformation/cultural bias as a global pandemic.” Join artist jc lenochan and curator Margaret Winslow as they discuss the artist’s recent work and how it engages in social justice and the dismantling of whiteness. Register

July 2 – No Art Chat due to the holiday

July 9 – Chords of Color

Many American artists experimented with color theories in the early 20th century. Robert Henri, John Sloan, and George Bellows adopted the musically inspired color palettes of Hardesty Maratta around 1910. Their friends Charles and Alice Beach Winter built on Maratta’s system, creating stunning chromatic charts in the Museum’s archives. Here in Delaware, concert pianist and musical theorist Mary Hallock Greenewalt designed a “color organ” that projected colored light based on the keys she played. Come discuss these theories and the colorful characters behind them with curator Heather Campbell Coyle and musician Jonathan Whitney. Register

July 16 – La Bella Mano with Guest Dr. David Bentley

In a brief commentary on La Bella Mano (1875) shortly after it was painted, Rossetti’s friend and former fellow Pre-Raphaelite Frederic George Stephens described it as “simply a painter’s fancy, and almost entirely dependent on pictorial qualities.” Dr. David Bentley from Western University of Canada joins curator Margaretta Frederick to discuss the painting’s symbolic details and its intriguing relationship to Murray Marks, the curiosity dealer who commissioned it. This talk will also explore the sonnet that Rossetti wrote for La Bella Mano, where the description of the woman’s beautiful hand as “A flower of Venus’ own virginity” invites questions about the role of classical mythology in the painting and its underlying conceptions of female purity and sexuality.   Register

July 23 – Guest Artist Craig Colorusso 

In 2017, Craig Colorusso brought Sound + Light to the Delaware Art Museum. Visitors to the Museum’s Copeland Sculpture Garden and Labyrinth in the Anthony N. Fusco Reservoir experienced the intersection of sound, light, and space. The artist joins curator Margaret Winslow to talk about his solar and motion-powered sculptures and invites participants to take part in creating a symphony of digital sound.  Register

July 30

TBA – Register

Happy Hour on the Museum Terrace
Aug 13 @ 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Happy Hour on the Museum Terrace

Join us to relax and unwind with the Museum’s popular Happy Hour series.

July 16 and August 27 Destination Unknown (Classic Rock)
July 23 and August 6 – Edgewater Avenue (Bluegrass/Americana)
July 30 and August 13 – The Joseph Whitney Steel Band (Steel Drum)
August 20 and September 10 – Ed Dwornik (Singer/Songwriter)
September 3 – Sharon Sable (Jazz)

Happy Hours may be cancelled or moved inside due to inclement weather. Please check back for updates and a current list of musicians. Museum galleries are open with free admission every Thursday from 4-8 pm.

Summer 2020 Covid-19 Safety Precautions

To ensure the welfare of our Members and staff, please consider the following:
  • Masks must be worn when not seated at your table, while walking the Museum’s grounds and while visiting the restroom.
  • Parties are limited to 6 family members per seating area. Please do not move tables.
  • Feel free to bring a lawn chair or rent one of ours for seating in the Sculpture Garden.
  • At all times remain 6 feet apart from anyone not in your party.
  • Orders must be placed at your seating area.
Aug
20
Thu
Art Chat Weekly
Aug 20 @ 12:00 pm
Art Chat Weekly @ Zoom

Join us for an hour-long virtual conversation with curators and guest speakers on everything from works of art in the collection to interviews with local artists. Ask questions, participate in the conversation, or just enjoy! Registration required. After registration is complete, you will receive an email with a link and details on how to join the Zoom meeting. If you do not receive a link, please check your spam folder or reach out to us. This program is sponsored by the Art Bridges Foundation. 

June 25 – Guest Artist jc lenochan

Through pairings of images and text, jc lenochan examines what he refers to as the “social condition as it relates to identity, race, and class.” His 2012 drawing on canvas titled unfinished business “it may not be televised,” references the 1971 poem and song, “The Revolution Will Not Be Televised” by Gil Scott-Heron, in which the musician warns about the possible complacency created by television. Like Scott-Heron, lenochan focuses on the effects of mass media and strives to create a place for dialogue that will help develop a better understanding of the spread of “misinformation/cultural bias as a global pandemic.” Join artist jc lenochan and curator Margaret Winslow as they discuss the artist’s recent work and how it engages in social justice and the dismantling of whiteness. Register

July 2 – No Art Chat due to the holiday

July 9 – Chords of Color

Many American artists experimented with color theories in the early 20th century. Robert Henri, John Sloan, and George Bellows adopted the musically inspired color palettes of Hardesty Maratta around 1910. Their friends Charles and Alice Beach Winter built on Maratta’s system, creating stunning chromatic charts in the Museum’s archives. Here in Delaware, concert pianist and musical theorist Mary Hallock Greenewalt designed a “color organ” that projected colored light based on the keys she played. Come discuss these theories and the colorful characters behind them with curator Heather Campbell Coyle and musician Jonathan Whitney. Register

July 16 – La Bella Mano with Guest Dr. David Bentley

In a brief commentary on La Bella Mano (1875) shortly after it was painted, Rossetti’s friend and former fellow Pre-Raphaelite Frederic George Stephens described it as “simply a painter’s fancy, and almost entirely dependent on pictorial qualities.” Dr. David Bentley from Western University of Canada joins curator Margaretta Frederick to discuss the painting’s symbolic details and its intriguing relationship to Murray Marks, the curiosity dealer who commissioned it. This talk will also explore the sonnet that Rossetti wrote for La Bella Mano, where the description of the woman’s beautiful hand as “A flower of Venus’ own virginity” invites questions about the role of classical mythology in the painting and its underlying conceptions of female purity and sexuality.   Register

July 23 – Guest Artist Craig Colorusso 

In 2017, Craig Colorusso brought Sound + Light to the Delaware Art Museum. Visitors to the Museum’s Copeland Sculpture Garden and Labyrinth in the Anthony N. Fusco Reservoir experienced the intersection of sound, light, and space. The artist joins curator Margaret Winslow to talk about his solar and motion-powered sculptures and invites participants to take part in creating a symphony of digital sound.  Register

July 30

TBA – Register

Happy Hour on the Museum Terrace
Aug 20 @ 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Happy Hour on the Museum Terrace

Join us to relax and unwind with the Museum’s popular Happy Hour series.

July 16 and August 27 Destination Unknown (Classic Rock)
July 23 and August 6 – Edgewater Avenue (Bluegrass/Americana)
July 30 and August 13 – The Joseph Whitney Steel Band (Steel Drum)
August 20 and September 10 – Ed Dwornik (Singer/Songwriter)
September 3 – Sharon Sable (Jazz)

Happy Hours may be cancelled or moved inside due to inclement weather. Please check back for updates and a current list of musicians. Museum galleries are open with free admission every Thursday from 4-8 pm.

Summer 2020 Covid-19 Safety Precautions

To ensure the welfare of our Members and staff, please consider the following:
  • Masks must be worn when not seated at your table, while walking the Museum’s grounds and while visiting the restroom.
  • Parties are limited to 6 family members per seating area. Please do not move tables.
  • Feel free to bring a lawn chair or rent one of ours for seating in the Sculpture Garden.
  • At all times remain 6 feet apart from anyone not in your party.
  • Orders must be placed at your seating area.
Aug
27
Thu
Art Chat Weekly
Aug 27 @ 12:00 pm
Art Chat Weekly @ Zoom

Join us for an hour-long virtual conversation with curators and guest speakers on everything from works of art in the collection to interviews with local artists. Ask questions, participate in the conversation, or just enjoy! Registration required. After registration is complete, you will receive an email with a link and details on how to join the Zoom meeting. If you do not receive a link, please check your spam folder or reach out to us. This program is sponsored by the Art Bridges Foundation. 

June 25 – Guest Artist jc lenochan

Through pairings of images and text, jc lenochan examines what he refers to as the “social condition as it relates to identity, race, and class.” His 2012 drawing on canvas titled unfinished business “it may not be televised,” references the 1971 poem and song, “The Revolution Will Not Be Televised” by Gil Scott-Heron, in which the musician warns about the possible complacency created by television. Like Scott-Heron, lenochan focuses on the effects of mass media and strives to create a place for dialogue that will help develop a better understanding of the spread of “misinformation/cultural bias as a global pandemic.” Join artist jc lenochan and curator Margaret Winslow as they discuss the artist’s recent work and how it engages in social justice and the dismantling of whiteness. Register

July 2 – No Art Chat due to the holiday

July 9 – Chords of Color

Many American artists experimented with color theories in the early 20th century. Robert Henri, John Sloan, and George Bellows adopted the musically inspired color palettes of Hardesty Maratta around 1910. Their friends Charles and Alice Beach Winter built on Maratta’s system, creating stunning chromatic charts in the Museum’s archives. Here in Delaware, concert pianist and musical theorist Mary Hallock Greenewalt designed a “color organ” that projected colored light based on the keys she played. Come discuss these theories and the colorful characters behind them with curator Heather Campbell Coyle and musician Jonathan Whitney. Register

July 16 – La Bella Mano with Guest Dr. David Bentley

In a brief commentary on La Bella Mano (1875) shortly after it was painted, Rossetti’s friend and former fellow Pre-Raphaelite Frederic George Stephens described it as “simply a painter’s fancy, and almost entirely dependent on pictorial qualities.” Dr. David Bentley from Western University of Canada joins curator Margaretta Frederick to discuss the painting’s symbolic details and its intriguing relationship to Murray Marks, the curiosity dealer who commissioned it. This talk will also explore the sonnet that Rossetti wrote for La Bella Mano, where the description of the woman’s beautiful hand as “A flower of Venus’ own virginity” invites questions about the role of classical mythology in the painting and its underlying conceptions of female purity and sexuality.   Register

July 23 – Guest Artist Craig Colorusso 

In 2017, Craig Colorusso brought Sound + Light to the Delaware Art Museum. Visitors to the Museum’s Copeland Sculpture Garden and Labyrinth in the Anthony N. Fusco Reservoir experienced the intersection of sound, light, and space. The artist joins curator Margaret Winslow to talk about his solar and motion-powered sculptures and invites participants to take part in creating a symphony of digital sound.  Register

July 30

TBA – Register

Happy Hour on the Museum Terrace
Aug 27 @ 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Happy Hour on the Museum Terrace

Join us to relax and unwind with the Museum’s popular Happy Hour series.

July 16 and August 27 Destination Unknown (Classic Rock)
July 23 and August 6 – Edgewater Avenue (Bluegrass/Americana)
July 30 and August 13 – The Joseph Whitney Steel Band (Steel Drum)
August 20 and September 10 – Ed Dwornik (Singer/Songwriter)
September 3 – Sharon Sable (Jazz)

Happy Hours may be cancelled or moved inside due to inclement weather. Please check back for updates and a current list of musicians. Museum galleries are open with free admission every Thursday from 4-8 pm.

Summer 2020 Covid-19 Safety Precautions

To ensure the welfare of our Members and staff, please consider the following:
  • Masks must be worn when not seated at your table, while walking the Museum’s grounds and while visiting the restroom.
  • Parties are limited to 6 family members per seating area. Please do not move tables.
  • Feel free to bring a lawn chair or rent one of ours for seating in the Sculpture Garden.
  • At all times remain 6 feet apart from anyone not in your party.
  • Orders must be placed at your seating area.
Virtual DelArt Readers: Book Club
Aug 27 @ 6:00 pm

PLEASE NOTE: All meetings will be held on Zoom via webcam at 6 pm until further notice. To RSVP to Zoom virtual meeting email ejarvis@delart.org.

Join the DelArt Readers, a community-led book club passionate about art-inspired literature. Visit the links below for monthly selections.

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!

You can now purchase your books online and support the Delaware Art Museum Store via Bookshop.org! At Bookshop, you can find book club selections and so much more at a discount, and have them shipped directly to your home. You’ll also find curated lists for books that correspond to our exhibitions, special events, staff picks and more! It’s a great way for us to offer you a wider array of books than we can carry in the store. We hope you’ll consider supporting the Museum by purchasing through Bookshop. Check out our page at https://bookshop.org/shop/delartstore, or click the links below to go directly to each book club selection.

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.

Read about the book.

July 30, 2020


A Month in the Country

by J.L. Carr (Fiction)

Available for purchase in the Museum Store.

Purchase Book.

August 27, 2020


The Birth of Venus

by Sarah Dunant (Fiction)

Available for purchase in the Museum Store.

Purchase Book.

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.

Purchase Book.

October 29, 2020


The Mabinogion

edited by Lady Charlotte Guest (Fiction)

Purchase Book.

November 19, 2020

Clara and Mr. Tiffany

by Susan Vreeland (Fiction)

Available for purchase in the Museum Store.

Purchase Book.

December, 2020


No meeting

Sep
3
Thu
Art Chat Weekly
Sep 3 @ 12:00 pm
Art Chat Weekly @ Zoom

Join us for an hour-long virtual conversation with curators and guest speakers on everything from works of art in the collection to interviews with local artists. Ask questions, participate in the conversation, or just enjoy! Registration required. After registration is complete, you will receive an email with a link and details on how to join the Zoom meeting. If you do not receive a link, please check your spam folder or reach out to us. This program is sponsored by the Art Bridges Foundation. 

June 25 – Guest Artist jc lenochan

Through pairings of images and text, jc lenochan examines what he refers to as the “social condition as it relates to identity, race, and class.” His 2012 drawing on canvas titled unfinished business “it may not be televised,” references the 1971 poem and song, “The Revolution Will Not Be Televised” by Gil Scott-Heron, in which the musician warns about the possible complacency created by television. Like Scott-Heron, lenochan focuses on the effects of mass media and strives to create a place for dialogue that will help develop a better understanding of the spread of “misinformation/cultural bias as a global pandemic.” Join artist jc lenochan and curator Margaret Winslow as they discuss the artist’s recent work and how it engages in social justice and the dismantling of whiteness. Register

July 2 – No Art Chat due to the holiday

July 9 – Chords of Color

Many American artists experimented with color theories in the early 20th century. Robert Henri, John Sloan, and George Bellows adopted the musically inspired color palettes of Hardesty Maratta around 1910. Their friends Charles and Alice Beach Winter built on Maratta’s system, creating stunning chromatic charts in the Museum’s archives. Here in Delaware, concert pianist and musical theorist Mary Hallock Greenewalt designed a “color organ” that projected colored light based on the keys she played. Come discuss these theories and the colorful characters behind them with curator Heather Campbell Coyle and musician Jonathan Whitney. Register

July 16 – La Bella Mano with Guest Dr. David Bentley

In a brief commentary on La Bella Mano (1875) shortly after it was painted, Rossetti’s friend and former fellow Pre-Raphaelite Frederic George Stephens described it as “simply a painter’s fancy, and almost entirely dependent on pictorial qualities.” Dr. David Bentley from Western University of Canada joins curator Margaretta Frederick to discuss the painting’s symbolic details and its intriguing relationship to Murray Marks, the curiosity dealer who commissioned it. This talk will also explore the sonnet that Rossetti wrote for La Bella Mano, where the description of the woman’s beautiful hand as “A flower of Venus’ own virginity” invites questions about the role of classical mythology in the painting and its underlying conceptions of female purity and sexuality.   Register

July 23 – Guest Artist Craig Colorusso 

In 2017, Craig Colorusso brought Sound + Light to the Delaware Art Museum. Visitors to the Museum’s Copeland Sculpture Garden and Labyrinth in the Anthony N. Fusco Reservoir experienced the intersection of sound, light, and space. The artist joins curator Margaret Winslow to talk about his solar and motion-powered sculptures and invites participants to take part in creating a symphony of digital sound.  Register

July 30

TBA – Register

Happy Hour on the Museum Terrace
Sep 3 @ 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Happy Hour on the Museum Terrace

Join us to relax and unwind with the Museum’s popular Happy Hour series.

July 16 and August 27 Destination Unknown (Classic Rock)
July 23 and August 6 – Edgewater Avenue (Bluegrass/Americana)
July 30 and August 13 – The Joseph Whitney Steel Band (Steel Drum)
August 20 and September 10 – Ed Dwornik (Singer/Songwriter)
September 3 – Sharon Sable (Jazz)

Happy Hours may be cancelled or moved inside due to inclement weather. Please check back for updates and a current list of musicians. Museum galleries are open with free admission every Thursday from 4-8 pm.

Summer 2020 Covid-19 Safety Precautions

To ensure the welfare of our Members and staff, please consider the following:
  • Masks must be worn when not seated at your table, while walking the Museum’s grounds and while visiting the restroom.
  • Parties are limited to 6 family members per seating area. Please do not move tables.
  • Feel free to bring a lawn chair or rent one of ours for seating in the Sculpture Garden.
  • At all times remain 6 feet apart from anyone not in your party.
  • Orders must be placed at your seating area.
Sep
4
Fri
Art is Tasty Virtual Edition
Sep 4 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Art is Tasty Virtual Edition

First Fridays of the month. This noon-time lunch series on the first Friday of every month pairs an engaging 30-minute discussion about a work of art with a delicious lunch in the Thronson Café. (Café lunch voucher included in price).

Upcoming 2020 Topics

June 19: Tenant Farmer, Andrew Wyeth
July 3: Cancelled
August 7: Atlantic City, Reginald Marsh
September 4: Riot, Deborah Butterfield
October 2: Labyrinth
November 6: Louis Comfort Tiffany: Treasures from the Driehaus Collection special exhibition
December 4: On the Banks of the Doune, Scotland, Robert Duncanson

Sep
10
Thu
Art Chat Weekly
Sep 10 @ 12:00 pm
Art Chat Weekly @ Zoom

Join us for an hour-long virtual conversation with curators and guest speakers on everything from works of art in the collection to interviews with local artists. Ask questions, participate in the conversation, or just enjoy! Registration required. After registration is complete, you will receive an email with a link and details on how to join the Zoom meeting. If you do not receive a link, please check your spam folder or reach out to us. This program is sponsored by the Art Bridges Foundation. 

June 25 – Guest Artist jc lenochan

Through pairings of images and text, jc lenochan examines what he refers to as the “social condition as it relates to identity, race, and class.” His 2012 drawing on canvas titled unfinished business “it may not be televised,” references the 1971 poem and song, “The Revolution Will Not Be Televised” by Gil Scott-Heron, in which the musician warns about the possible complacency created by television. Like Scott-Heron, lenochan focuses on the effects of mass media and strives to create a place for dialogue that will help develop a better understanding of the spread of “misinformation/cultural bias as a global pandemic.” Join artist jc lenochan and curator Margaret Winslow as they discuss the artist’s recent work and how it engages in social justice and the dismantling of whiteness. Register

July 2 – No Art Chat due to the holiday

July 9 – Chords of Color

Many American artists experimented with color theories in the early 20th century. Robert Henri, John Sloan, and George Bellows adopted the musically inspired color palettes of Hardesty Maratta around 1910. Their friends Charles and Alice Beach Winter built on Maratta’s system, creating stunning chromatic charts in the Museum’s archives. Here in Delaware, concert pianist and musical theorist Mary Hallock Greenewalt designed a “color organ” that projected colored light based on the keys she played. Come discuss these theories and the colorful characters behind them with curator Heather Campbell Coyle and musician Jonathan Whitney. Register

July 16 – La Bella Mano with Guest Dr. David Bentley

In a brief commentary on La Bella Mano (1875) shortly after it was painted, Rossetti’s friend and former fellow Pre-Raphaelite Frederic George Stephens described it as “simply a painter’s fancy, and almost entirely dependent on pictorial qualities.” Dr. David Bentley from Western University of Canada joins curator Margaretta Frederick to discuss the painting’s symbolic details and its intriguing relationship to Murray Marks, the curiosity dealer who commissioned it. This talk will also explore the sonnet that Rossetti wrote for La Bella Mano, where the description of the woman’s beautiful hand as “A flower of Venus’ own virginity” invites questions about the role of classical mythology in the painting and its underlying conceptions of female purity and sexuality.   Register

July 23 – Guest Artist Craig Colorusso 

In 2017, Craig Colorusso brought Sound + Light to the Delaware Art Museum. Visitors to the Museum’s Copeland Sculpture Garden and Labyrinth in the Anthony N. Fusco Reservoir experienced the intersection of sound, light, and space. The artist joins curator Margaret Winslow to talk about his solar and motion-powered sculptures and invites participants to take part in creating a symphony of digital sound.  Register

July 30

TBA – Register

Sep
17
Thu
Art Chat Weekly
Sep 17 @ 12:00 pm
Art Chat Weekly @ Zoom

Join us for an hour-long virtual conversation with curators and guest speakers on everything from works of art in the collection to interviews with local artists. Ask questions, participate in the conversation, or just enjoy! Registration required. After registration is complete, you will receive an email with a link and details on how to join the Zoom meeting. If you do not receive a link, please check your spam folder or reach out to us. This program is sponsored by the Art Bridges Foundation. 

June 25 – Guest Artist jc lenochan

Through pairings of images and text, jc lenochan examines what he refers to as the “social condition as it relates to identity, race, and class.” His 2012 drawing on canvas titled unfinished business “it may not be televised,” references the 1971 poem and song, “The Revolution Will Not Be Televised” by Gil Scott-Heron, in which the musician warns about the possible complacency created by television. Like Scott-Heron, lenochan focuses on the effects of mass media and strives to create a place for dialogue that will help develop a better understanding of the spread of “misinformation/cultural bias as a global pandemic.” Join artist jc lenochan and curator Margaret Winslow as they discuss the artist’s recent work and how it engages in social justice and the dismantling of whiteness. Register

July 2 – No Art Chat due to the holiday

July 9 – Chords of Color

Many American artists experimented with color theories in the early 20th century. Robert Henri, John Sloan, and George Bellows adopted the musically inspired color palettes of Hardesty Maratta around 1910. Their friends Charles and Alice Beach Winter built on Maratta’s system, creating stunning chromatic charts in the Museum’s archives. Here in Delaware, concert pianist and musical theorist Mary Hallock Greenewalt designed a “color organ” that projected colored light based on the keys she played. Come discuss these theories and the colorful characters behind them with curator Heather Campbell Coyle and musician Jonathan Whitney. Register

July 16 – La Bella Mano with Guest Dr. David Bentley

In a brief commentary on La Bella Mano (1875) shortly after it was painted, Rossetti’s friend and former fellow Pre-Raphaelite Frederic George Stephens described it as “simply a painter’s fancy, and almost entirely dependent on pictorial qualities.” Dr. David Bentley from Western University of Canada joins curator Margaretta Frederick to discuss the painting’s symbolic details and its intriguing relationship to Murray Marks, the curiosity dealer who commissioned it. This talk will also explore the sonnet that Rossetti wrote for La Bella Mano, where the description of the woman’s beautiful hand as “A flower of Venus’ own virginity” invites questions about the role of classical mythology in the painting and its underlying conceptions of female purity and sexuality.   Register

July 23 – Guest Artist Craig Colorusso 

In 2017, Craig Colorusso brought Sound + Light to the Delaware Art Museum. Visitors to the Museum’s Copeland Sculpture Garden and Labyrinth in the Anthony N. Fusco Reservoir experienced the intersection of sound, light, and space. The artist joins curator Margaret Winslow to talk about his solar and motion-powered sculptures and invites participants to take part in creating a symphony of digital sound.  Register

July 30

TBA – Register

Sep
24
Thu
Art Chat Weekly
Sep 24 @ 12:00 pm
Art Chat Weekly @ Zoom

Join us for an hour-long virtual conversation with curators and guest speakers on everything from works of art in the collection to interviews with local artists. Ask questions, participate in the conversation, or just enjoy! Registration required. After registration is complete, you will receive an email with a link and details on how to join the Zoom meeting. If you do not receive a link, please check your spam folder or reach out to us. This program is sponsored by the Art Bridges Foundation. 

June 25 – Guest Artist jc lenochan

Through pairings of images and text, jc lenochan examines what he refers to as the “social condition as it relates to identity, race, and class.” His 2012 drawing on canvas titled unfinished business “it may not be televised,” references the 1971 poem and song, “The Revolution Will Not Be Televised” by Gil Scott-Heron, in which the musician warns about the possible complacency created by television. Like Scott-Heron, lenochan focuses on the effects of mass media and strives to create a place for dialogue that will help develop a better understanding of the spread of “misinformation/cultural bias as a global pandemic.” Join artist jc lenochan and curator Margaret Winslow as they discuss the artist’s recent work and how it engages in social justice and the dismantling of whiteness. Register

July 2 – No Art Chat due to the holiday

July 9 – Chords of Color

Many American artists experimented with color theories in the early 20th century. Robert Henri, John Sloan, and George Bellows adopted the musically inspired color palettes of Hardesty Maratta around 1910. Their friends Charles and Alice Beach Winter built on Maratta’s system, creating stunning chromatic charts in the Museum’s archives. Here in Delaware, concert pianist and musical theorist Mary Hallock Greenewalt designed a “color organ” that projected colored light based on the keys she played. Come discuss these theories and the colorful characters behind them with curator Heather Campbell Coyle and musician Jonathan Whitney. Register

July 16 – La Bella Mano with Guest Dr. David Bentley

In a brief commentary on La Bella Mano (1875) shortly after it was painted, Rossetti’s friend and former fellow Pre-Raphaelite Frederic George Stephens described it as “simply a painter’s fancy, and almost entirely dependent on pictorial qualities.” Dr. David Bentley from Western University of Canada joins curator Margaretta Frederick to discuss the painting’s symbolic details and its intriguing relationship to Murray Marks, the curiosity dealer who commissioned it. This talk will also explore the sonnet that Rossetti wrote for La Bella Mano, where the description of the woman’s beautiful hand as “A flower of Venus’ own virginity” invites questions about the role of classical mythology in the painting and its underlying conceptions of female purity and sexuality.   Register

July 23 – Guest Artist Craig Colorusso 

In 2017, Craig Colorusso brought Sound + Light to the Delaware Art Museum. Visitors to the Museum’s Copeland Sculpture Garden and Labyrinth in the Anthony N. Fusco Reservoir experienced the intersection of sound, light, and space. The artist joins curator Margaret Winslow to talk about his solar and motion-powered sculptures and invites participants to take part in creating a symphony of digital sound.  Register

July 30

TBA – Register

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

PLEASE NOTE: All meetings will be held on Zoom via webcam at 6 pm until further notice. To RSVP to Zoom virtual meeting email ejarvis@delart.org.

Join the DelArt Readers, a community-led book club passionate about art-inspired literature. Visit the links below for monthly selections.

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!

You can now purchase your books online and support the Delaware Art Museum Store via Bookshop.org! At Bookshop, you can find book club selections and so much more at a discount, and have them shipped directly to your home. You’ll also find curated lists for books that correspond to our exhibitions, special events, staff picks and more! It’s a great way for us to offer you a wider array of books than we can carry in the store. We hope you’ll consider supporting the Museum by purchasing through Bookshop. Check out our page at https://bookshop.org/shop/delartstore, or click the links below to go directly to each book club selection.

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.

Read about the book.

July 30, 2020


A Month in the Country

by J.L. Carr (Fiction)

Available for purchase in the Museum Store.

Purchase Book.

August 27, 2020


The Birth of Venus

by Sarah Dunant (Fiction)

Available for purchase in the Museum Store.

Purchase Book.

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.

Purchase Book.

October 29, 2020


The Mabinogion

edited by Lady Charlotte Guest (Fiction)

Purchase Book.

November 19, 2020

Clara and Mr. Tiffany

by Susan Vreeland (Fiction)

Available for purchase in the Museum Store.

Purchase Book.

December, 2020


No meeting

Oct
1
Thu
Art Chat Weekly
Oct 1 @ 12:00 pm
Art Chat Weekly @ Zoom

Join us for an hour-long virtual conversation with curators and guest speakers on everything from works of art in the collection to interviews with local artists. Ask questions, participate in the conversation, or just enjoy! Registration required. After registration is complete, you will receive an email with a link and details on how to join the Zoom meeting. If you do not receive a link, please check your spam folder or reach out to us. This program is sponsored by the Art Bridges Foundation. 

June 25 – Guest Artist jc lenochan

Through pairings of images and text, jc lenochan examines what he refers to as the “social condition as it relates to identity, race, and class.” His 2012 drawing on canvas titled unfinished business “it may not be televised,” references the 1971 poem and song, “The Revolution Will Not Be Televised” by Gil Scott-Heron, in which the musician warns about the possible complacency created by television. Like Scott-Heron, lenochan focuses on the effects of mass media and strives to create a place for dialogue that will help develop a better understanding of the spread of “misinformation/cultural bias as a global pandemic.” Join artist jc lenochan and curator Margaret Winslow as they discuss the artist’s recent work and how it engages in social justice and the dismantling of whiteness. Register

July 2 – No Art Chat due to the holiday

July 9 – Chords of Color

Many American artists experimented with color theories in the early 20th century. Robert Henri, John Sloan, and George Bellows adopted the musically inspired color palettes of Hardesty Maratta around 1910. Their friends Charles and Alice Beach Winter built on Maratta’s system, creating stunning chromatic charts in the Museum’s archives. Here in Delaware, concert pianist and musical theorist Mary Hallock Greenewalt designed a “color organ” that projected colored light based on the keys she played. Come discuss these theories and the colorful characters behind them with curator Heather Campbell Coyle and musician Jonathan Whitney. Register

July 16 – La Bella Mano with Guest Dr. David Bentley

In a brief commentary on La Bella Mano (1875) shortly after it was painted, Rossetti’s friend and former fellow Pre-Raphaelite Frederic George Stephens described it as “simply a painter’s fancy, and almost entirely dependent on pictorial qualities.” Dr. David Bentley from Western University of Canada joins curator Margaretta Frederick to discuss the painting’s symbolic details and its intriguing relationship to Murray Marks, the curiosity dealer who commissioned it. This talk will also explore the sonnet that Rossetti wrote for La Bella Mano, where the description of the woman’s beautiful hand as “A flower of Venus’ own virginity” invites questions about the role of classical mythology in the painting and its underlying conceptions of female purity and sexuality.   Register

July 23 – Guest Artist Craig Colorusso 

In 2017, Craig Colorusso brought Sound + Light to the Delaware Art Museum. Visitors to the Museum’s Copeland Sculpture Garden and Labyrinth in the Anthony N. Fusco Reservoir experienced the intersection of sound, light, and space. The artist joins curator Margaret Winslow to talk about his solar and motion-powered sculptures and invites participants to take part in creating a symphony of digital sound.  Register

July 30

TBA – Register

Conversations with Women Making a Difference
Oct 1 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Conversations with Women Making a Difference

Join us on October 1, 2020 for “Conversations with Women Making a Difference” presented by Blue Blaze Associates.

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 three influential women. The three April panelists are:

Melody Phillips is Director of Operations for The Warehouse, a new teen center in northeast Wilmington that will open in April 2020. The Warehouse is part of a multi-million dollar community revitalization project, planned by REACH Riverside, offering comprehensive after-school opportunities for up to 700 teens. Melody serves as Chair of the Workforce Development Committee for REACH Riverside and is also Co-Founder and Board Chairwoman of I Am My Sister’s Keeper.

Latifa Ihsan Ali is a Muslim American fashion designer and entrepreneur who is passionate about helping women get active and keep modest. Her company, LiaWear Action, empowers Muslim women to pursue the activities they love. Latifa’s line of modest sportswear and hijab solutions encourage women to get out and run, jog, kick, bike, hike, swim, splash, dive, and dance their way to fitness.

Colleen Perry Keith is the new president of Goldey-Beacom College and the first woman to hold that position in the school’s 133-year history. Before coming to Delaware, Colleen served as president at Pfeiffer University in North Carolina and also at Spartanburg Methodist College in South Carolina. Her proven leadership and strong financial management were transformative at those institutions.

Bring your friends (including men!) to this fun and inspirational evening!

The event series is presented by Blue Blaze Associates and sponsored by NEWS4Women; all event proceeds are donated to local nonprofits. The 2020 partners and beneficiaries are the Delaware Art Museum and Fund for Women Delaware.

Oct
2
Fri
Art is Tasty Virtual Edition
Oct 2 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Art is Tasty Virtual Edition

First Fridays of the month. This noon-time lunch series on the first Friday of every month pairs an engaging 30-minute discussion about a work of art with a delicious lunch in the Thronson Café. (Café lunch voucher included in price).

Upcoming 2020 Topics

June 19: Tenant Farmer, Andrew Wyeth
July 3: Cancelled
August 7: Atlantic City, Reginald Marsh
September 4: Riot, Deborah Butterfield
October 2: Labyrinth
November 6: Louis Comfort Tiffany: Treasures from the Driehaus Collection special exhibition
December 4: On the Banks of the Doune, Scotland, Robert Duncanson

Oct
8
Thu
Art Chat Weekly
Oct 8 @ 12:00 pm
Art Chat Weekly @ Zoom

Join us for an hour-long virtual conversation with curators and guest speakers on everything from works of art in the collection to interviews with local artists. Ask questions, participate in the conversation, or just enjoy! Registration required. After registration is complete, you will receive an email with a link and details on how to join the Zoom meeting. If you do not receive a link, please check your spam folder or reach out to us. This program is sponsored by the Art Bridges Foundation. 

June 25 – Guest Artist jc lenochan

Through pairings of images and text, jc lenochan examines what he refers to as the “social condition as it relates to identity, race, and class.” His 2012 drawing on canvas titled unfinished business “it may not be televised,” references the 1971 poem and song, “The Revolution Will Not Be Televised” by Gil Scott-Heron, in which the musician warns about the possible complacency created by television. Like Scott-Heron, lenochan focuses on the effects of mass media and strives to create a place for dialogue that will help develop a better understanding of the spread of “misinformation/cultural bias as a global pandemic.” Join artist jc lenochan and curator Margaret Winslow as they discuss the artist’s recent work and how it engages in social justice and the dismantling of whiteness. Register

July 2 – No Art Chat due to the holiday

July 9 – Chords of Color

Many American artists experimented with color theories in the early 20th century. Robert Henri, John Sloan, and George Bellows adopted the musically inspired color palettes of Hardesty Maratta around 1910. Their friends Charles and Alice Beach Winter built on Maratta’s system, creating stunning chromatic charts in the Museum’s archives. Here in Delaware, concert pianist and musical theorist Mary Hallock Greenewalt designed a “color organ” that projected colored light based on the keys she played. Come discuss these theories and the colorful characters behind them with curator Heather Campbell Coyle and musician Jonathan Whitney. Register

July 16 – La Bella Mano with Guest Dr. David Bentley

In a brief commentary on La Bella Mano (1875) shortly after it was painted, Rossetti’s friend and former fellow Pre-Raphaelite Frederic George Stephens described it as “simply a painter’s fancy, and almost entirely dependent on pictorial qualities.” Dr. David Bentley from Western University of Canada joins curator Margaretta Frederick to discuss the painting’s symbolic details and its intriguing relationship to Murray Marks, the curiosity dealer who commissioned it. This talk will also explore the sonnet that Rossetti wrote for La Bella Mano, where the description of the woman’s beautiful hand as “A flower of Venus’ own virginity” invites questions about the role of classical mythology in the painting and its underlying conceptions of female purity and sexuality.   Register

July 23 – Guest Artist Craig Colorusso 

In 2017, Craig Colorusso brought Sound + Light to the Delaware Art Museum. Visitors to the Museum’s Copeland Sculpture Garden and Labyrinth in the Anthony N. Fusco Reservoir experienced the intersection of sound, light, and space. The artist joins curator Margaret Winslow to talk about his solar and motion-powered sculptures and invites participants to take part in creating a symphony of digital sound.  Register

July 30

TBA – Register

Oct
15
Thu
Art Chat Weekly
Oct 15 @ 12:00 pm
Art Chat Weekly @ Zoom

Join us for an hour-long virtual conversation with curators and guest speakers on everything from works of art in the collection to interviews with local artists. Ask questions, participate in the conversation, or just enjoy! Registration required. After registration is complete, you will receive an email with a link and details on how to join the Zoom meeting. If you do not receive a link, please check your spam folder or reach out to us. This program is sponsored by the Art Bridges Foundation. 

June 25 – Guest Artist jc lenochan

Through pairings of images and text, jc lenochan examines what he refers to as the “social condition as it relates to identity, race, and class.” His 2012 drawing on canvas titled unfinished business “it may not be televised,” references the 1971 poem and song, “The Revolution Will Not Be Televised” by Gil Scott-Heron, in which the musician warns about the possible complacency created by television. Like Scott-Heron, lenochan focuses on the effects of mass media and strives to create a place for dialogue that will help develop a better understanding of the spread of “misinformation/cultural bias as a global pandemic.” Join artist jc lenochan and curator Margaret Winslow as they discuss the artist’s recent work and how it engages in social justice and the dismantling of whiteness. Register

July 2 – No Art Chat due to the holiday

July 9 – Chords of Color

Many American artists experimented with color theories in the early 20th century. Robert Henri, John Sloan, and George Bellows adopted the musically inspired color palettes of Hardesty Maratta around 1910. Their friends Charles and Alice Beach Winter built on Maratta’s system, creating stunning chromatic charts in the Museum’s archives. Here in Delaware, concert pianist and musical theorist Mary Hallock Greenewalt designed a “color organ” that projected colored light based on the keys she played. Come discuss these theories and the colorful characters behind them with curator Heather Campbell Coyle and musician Jonathan Whitney. Register

July 16 – La Bella Mano with Guest Dr. David Bentley

In a brief commentary on La Bella Mano (1875) shortly after it was painted, Rossetti’s friend and former fellow Pre-Raphaelite Frederic George Stephens described it as “simply a painter’s fancy, and almost entirely dependent on pictorial qualities.” Dr. David Bentley from Western University of Canada joins curator Margaretta Frederick to discuss the painting’s symbolic details and its intriguing relationship to Murray Marks, the curiosity dealer who commissioned it. This talk will also explore the sonnet that Rossetti wrote for La Bella Mano, where the description of the woman’s beautiful hand as “A flower of Venus’ own virginity” invites questions about the role of classical mythology in the painting and its underlying conceptions of female purity and sexuality.   Register

July 23 – Guest Artist Craig Colorusso 

In 2017, Craig Colorusso brought Sound + Light to the Delaware Art Museum. Visitors to the Museum’s Copeland Sculpture Garden and Labyrinth in the Anthony N. Fusco Reservoir experienced the intersection of sound, light, and space. The artist joins curator Margaret Winslow to talk about his solar and motion-powered sculptures and invites participants to take part in creating a symphony of digital sound.  Register

July 30

TBA – Register

Oct
22
Thu
Art Chat Weekly
Oct 22 @ 12:00 pm
Art Chat Weekly @ Zoom

Join us for an hour-long virtual conversation with curators and guest speakers on everything from works of art in the collection to interviews with local artists. Ask questions, participate in the conversation, or just enjoy! Registration required. After registration is complete, you will receive an email with a link and details on how to join the Zoom meeting. If you do not receive a link, please check your spam folder or reach out to us. This program is sponsored by the Art Bridges Foundation. 

June 25 – Guest Artist jc lenochan

Through pairings of images and text, jc lenochan examines what he refers to as the “social condition as it relates to identity, race, and class.” His 2012 drawing on canvas titled unfinished business “it may not be televised,” references the 1971 poem and song, “The Revolution Will Not Be Televised” by Gil Scott-Heron, in which the musician warns about the possible complacency created by television. Like Scott-Heron, lenochan focuses on the effects of mass media and strives to create a place for dialogue that will help develop a better understanding of the spread of “misinformation/cultural bias as a global pandemic.” Join artist jc lenochan and curator Margaret Winslow as they discuss the artist’s recent work and how it engages in social justice and the dismantling of whiteness. Register

July 2 – No Art Chat due to the holiday

July 9 – Chords of Color

Many American artists experimented with color theories in the early 20th century. Robert Henri, John Sloan, and George Bellows adopted the musically inspired color palettes of Hardesty Maratta around 1910. Their friends Charles and Alice Beach Winter built on Maratta’s system, creating stunning chromatic charts in the Museum’s archives. Here in Delaware, concert pianist and musical theorist Mary Hallock Greenewalt designed a “color organ” that projected colored light based on the keys she played. Come discuss these theories and the colorful characters behind them with curator Heather Campbell Coyle and musician Jonathan Whitney. Register

July 16 – La Bella Mano with Guest Dr. David Bentley

In a brief commentary on La Bella Mano (1875) shortly after it was painted, Rossetti’s friend and former fellow Pre-Raphaelite Frederic George Stephens described it as “simply a painter’s fancy, and almost entirely dependent on pictorial qualities.” Dr. David Bentley from Western University of Canada joins curator Margaretta Frederick to discuss the painting’s symbolic details and its intriguing relationship to Murray Marks, the curiosity dealer who commissioned it. This talk will also explore the sonnet that Rossetti wrote for La Bella Mano, where the description of the woman’s beautiful hand as “A flower of Venus’ own virginity” invites questions about the role of classical mythology in the painting and its underlying conceptions of female purity and sexuality.   Register

July 23 – Guest Artist Craig Colorusso 

In 2017, Craig Colorusso brought Sound + Light to the Delaware Art Museum. Visitors to the Museum’s Copeland Sculpture Garden and Labyrinth in the Anthony N. Fusco Reservoir experienced the intersection of sound, light, and space. The artist joins curator Margaret Winslow to talk about his solar and motion-powered sculptures and invites participants to take part in creating a symphony of digital sound.  Register

July 30

TBA – Register

Oct
29
Thu
Art Chat Weekly
Oct 29 @ 12:00 pm
Art Chat Weekly @ Zoom

Join us for an hour-long virtual conversation with curators and guest speakers on everything from works of art in the collection to interviews with local artists. Ask questions, participate in the conversation, or just enjoy! Registration required. After registration is complete, you will receive an email with a link and details on how to join the Zoom meeting. If you do not receive a link, please check your spam folder or reach out to us. This program is sponsored by the Art Bridges Foundation. 

June 25 – Guest Artist jc lenochan

Through pairings of images and text, jc lenochan examines what he refers to as the “social condition as it relates to identity, race, and class.” His 2012 drawing on canvas titled unfinished business “it may not be televised,” references the 1971 poem and song, “The Revolution Will Not Be Televised” by Gil Scott-Heron, in which the musician warns about the possible complacency created by television. Like Scott-Heron, lenochan focuses on the effects of mass media and strives to create a place for dialogue that will help develop a better understanding of the spread of “misinformation/cultural bias as a global pandemic.” Join artist jc lenochan and curator Margaret Winslow as they discuss the artist’s recent work and how it engages in social justice and the dismantling of whiteness. Register

July 2 – No Art Chat due to the holiday

July 9 – Chords of Color

Many American artists experimented with color theories in the early 20th century. Robert Henri, John Sloan, and George Bellows adopted the musically inspired color palettes of Hardesty Maratta around 1910. Their friends Charles and Alice Beach Winter built on Maratta’s system, creating stunning chromatic charts in the Museum’s archives. Here in Delaware, concert pianist and musical theorist Mary Hallock Greenewalt designed a “color organ” that projected colored light based on the keys she played. Come discuss these theories and the colorful characters behind them with curator Heather Campbell Coyle and musician Jonathan Whitney. Register

July 16 – La Bella Mano with Guest Dr. David Bentley

In a brief commentary on La Bella Mano (1875) shortly after it was painted, Rossetti’s friend and former fellow Pre-Raphaelite Frederic George Stephens described it as “simply a painter’s fancy, and almost entirely dependent on pictorial qualities.” Dr. David Bentley from Western University of Canada joins curator Margaretta Frederick to discuss the painting’s symbolic details and its intriguing relationship to Murray Marks, the curiosity dealer who commissioned it. This talk will also explore the sonnet that Rossetti wrote for La Bella Mano, where the description of the woman’s beautiful hand as “A flower of Venus’ own virginity” invites questions about the role of classical mythology in the painting and its underlying conceptions of female purity and sexuality.   Register

July 23 – Guest Artist Craig Colorusso 

In 2017, Craig Colorusso brought Sound + Light to the Delaware Art Museum. Visitors to the Museum’s Copeland Sculpture Garden and Labyrinth in the Anthony N. Fusco Reservoir experienced the intersection of sound, light, and space. The artist joins curator Margaret Winslow to talk about his solar and motion-powered sculptures and invites participants to take part in creating a symphony of digital sound.  Register

July 30

TBA – Register