PROGRAMS & EVENTS

Sep
28
Sat
Public Tours
Sep 28 @ 1:00 pm
Public Tours

Museum Guides lead public tours every weekend. On Saturdays and Sundays, there is a Highlights tour focusing on the Museum’s collection at 1:00 p.m. At 2:00 p.m., the public tour focuses on the special exhibition or spotlights an area of the permanent collection.

Saturdays and Sundays
Highlights Tour at 1:00 p.m.
Exhibition/Spotlight Tour at 2:00 p.m.

Tours are free with admission.

Public Tours
Sep 28 @ 2:00 pm
Public Tours

Museum Guides lead public tours every weekend. On Saturdays and Sundays, there is a Highlights tour focusing on the Museum’s collection at 1:00 p.m. At 2:00 p.m., the public tour focuses on the special exhibition or spotlights an area of the permanent collection.

Saturdays and Sundays
Highlights Tour at 1:00 p.m.
Exhibition/Spotlight Tour at 2:00 p.m.

Tours are free with admission.

Sep
29
Sun
Public Tours
Sep 29 @ 1:00 pm
Public Tours

Museum Guides lead public tours every weekend. On Saturdays and Sundays, there is a Highlights tour focusing on the Museum’s collection at 1:00 p.m. At 2:00 p.m., the public tour focuses on the special exhibition or spotlights an area of the permanent collection.

Saturdays and Sundays
Highlights Tour at 1:00 p.m.
Exhibition/Spotlight Tour at 2:00 p.m.

Tours are free with admission.

Public Tours
Sep 29 @ 2:00 pm
Public Tours

Museum Guides lead public tours every weekend. On Saturdays and Sundays, there is a Highlights tour focusing on the Museum’s collection at 1:00 p.m. At 2:00 p.m., the public tour focuses on the special exhibition or spotlights an area of the permanent collection.

Saturdays and Sundays
Highlights Tour at 1:00 p.m.
Exhibition/Spotlight Tour at 2:00 p.m.

Tours are free with admission.

Oct
4
Fri
Glory of Stories
Oct 4 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Glory of Stories

Glory of Stories introduces young visitors to art and the Museum through a story reading followed by an interactive tour of relevant works of art and a studio art project. This program encourages learning through discovery, exploration, and hands-on experiences. Ages 2 and up.

Group tour reservations are required for groups of 10 or more children. Chaperone guidelines and admission rates apply to reserved group tours. Learn more.

July 12 Spicy Hot Colors: Colores Picantes Sherry Shahan
July 19 Pool Jihyeon Lee
July 26 Drum Dream Girl Margarita Engle
Aug 2 Planting a Rainbow Lois Ehlert
Aug 9 Flyaway Katie Polly Dunbar
Aug 16 Shiver Me Letters June Sobel
Aug 23 Rosie Revere Engineer Andrea Beaty
Aug 30 The Great Paper Caper Oliver Jeffers
Sept 6 Go, Shapes, Go! Denise Fleming
Sept 13 Chameleon’s Colors Chisato Tashiro
Sept 20 Swirl by swirl Joyce Sidman
Sept 27 Little Blue and Little Yellow Leo Lionni
Oct 4 Dear Mr. Blueberry Simon James
Oct 11 The Tiny Seed Eric Carle
Oct 18 Where the Wild Things Are Maurice Sendak
Oct 25* Ghosts in the House! Kazuno Kohara
Nov 1 The Little Yellow Leaf Carin Berger
Nov 8 Zin! Zin! Zin! A Violin Marjorie Priceman
Nov 15 Babar’s Museum of Art Laurent De Brunhoff
Nov 22 Thank You, Omu Oge Mora
Nov 29 The Princess Knight Cornelia Funke
Dec 6 Not a Box Antoinette Portis
Dec 13 Art and Max David Wiesner
Dec 20 Journey Aaron Becker
Dec 27 Regina’s Big Mistake Marissa Moss

*Special Halloween Edition: Costumes encouraged! Enjoy a spooky story, a ghostly peek at art, and witchy art making with your grownup. Please, no weapons or large props in the Museum.

Art is Tasty
Oct 4 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Art is Tasty

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 Topics

August 2, 2019: Two Seated Figures, Charles Cajori – Register

September 6, 2019: Spring and Autumn, Lydia Field Emmet – Register

October 4, 2019: Three Rectangles Horizontal Jointed Gyratory III, George Rickey – Register

November 1, 2019: Charles Burchfield painting – Register

December 6, 2019: Mandala, Gregory Gillespie – Register

Oct
5
Sat
Painting Barns
Oct 5 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Painting Barns

Instructor: Cynthia Swanson

Learn to paint the beauty of Brandywine Valley barns by discovering techniques for the underlying structure and surrounding landscape. Finish your painting with washes and drybrush to depict weathered wood and foliage textures.

Public Tours
Oct 5 @ 1:00 pm
Public Tours

Museum Guides lead public tours every weekend. On Saturdays and Sundays, there is a Highlights tour focusing on the Museum’s collection at 1:00 p.m. At 2:00 p.m., the public tour focuses on the special exhibition or spotlights an area of the permanent collection.

Saturdays and Sundays
Highlights Tour at 1:00 p.m.
Exhibition/Spotlight Tour at 2:00 p.m.

Tours are free with admission.

Public Tours
Oct 5 @ 2:00 pm
Public Tours

Museum Guides lead public tours every weekend. On Saturdays and Sundays, there is a Highlights tour focusing on the Museum’s collection at 1:00 p.m. At 2:00 p.m., the public tour focuses on the special exhibition or spotlights an area of the permanent collection.

Saturdays and Sundays
Highlights Tour at 1:00 p.m.
Exhibition/Spotlight Tour at 2:00 p.m.

Tours are free with admission.

Oct
6
Sun
Public Tours
Oct 6 @ 1:00 pm
Public Tours

Museum Guides lead public tours every weekend. On Saturdays and Sundays, there is a Highlights tour focusing on the Museum’s collection at 1:00 p.m. At 2:00 p.m., the public tour focuses on the special exhibition or spotlights an area of the permanent collection.

Saturdays and Sundays
Highlights Tour at 1:00 p.m.
Exhibition/Spotlight Tour at 2:00 p.m.

Tours are free with admission.

Public Tours
Oct 6 @ 2:00 pm
Public Tours

Museum Guides lead public tours every weekend. On Saturdays and Sundays, there is a Highlights tour focusing on the Museum’s collection at 1:00 p.m. At 2:00 p.m., the public tour focuses on the special exhibition or spotlights an area of the permanent collection.

Saturdays and Sundays
Highlights Tour at 1:00 p.m.
Exhibition/Spotlight Tour at 2:00 p.m.

Tours are free with admission.

Oct
10
Thu
Conversations with Women Making a Difference in Delaware
Oct 10 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Join us at the Delaware Art Museum on October 10 for the third in series of “Conversations with Women Making a Difference in Delaware: Claiming our Seat at the Table.”

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 evening will also include a short preview of an upcoming exhibit at the Art Museum, Posing Beauty in African American Culture , which opens on October 19. The three October panelists include:

Doneene Keemer Damon is the president of Richards Layton & Finger (RLF), Delaware’s largest law firm. She is the first African American woman to be elected president of a major Delaware law firm, and was the first African American to make partner at RLF. Doneene co-chairs the firm’s Business Department and chairs the Corporate Trust and Agency Services Group. Her practice focuses primarily on formation and operational issues relating to Delaware statutory and common law trusts in all types of commercial and business transactions, representing issuers, underwriters, investors, and trustees. In addition, she represents banks and trust companies in connection with their trust and agency services under Delaware and New York law in various commercial transactions, including their roles as trustee, collateral agent, custodian, master servicer, depository agent, and exchange agent. Doneene is the Current Chair of Christiana Care Health System Board of Directors and is also a Board Member of the Delaware Prosperity Partnership. She was recently featured in an article in Super Lawyers and was honored as one of Savoy magazine’s Most Influential Black Lawyers.

Amira Idris Radović is the CEO & Founder of TheraV, a startup company developing wearable devices for nerve pain. She has a master’s degree in entrepreneurship and design from the University of Delaware, and a bachelor’s degree from UD in biomedical engineering, biomechanical engineering and bioelectrical engineering. Amira was also a full scholarship student-athlete for UD’s Women’s Track and Field Division 1 team and holds the UD record in the long and triple jump. Amira was born in Nigeria and immigrated to the USA with her family at the age of nine. She developed the TheraV ELIX, a patent pending drug-free wearable device that uses vibration therapy to help amputees manage phantom limb pain. Amira is a proud fellow of VentureWell, Horn Entrepreneurship, Halcyon Incubator, NextFab Accelerator, and the National Science Foundation I-Corps.

Velma P. Scantlebury, M.D., FACS Dr. Scantlebury is the first African American woman in the field of transplantation surgery. She is Associate Director of the Kidney Transplant Program at Christiana Care Health System, as well as the Director of Outpatient Clinics for kidney transplant services. She was voted Best Doctor in America and a Top Doctor by Philadelphia Magazine from 2014 to 2018. She also received the National Kidney Foundation’s Gift of Life Award for her work in kidney transplantation and minorities. Dr. Scantlebury is a member of numerous professional societies including the American Society of Transplantation, the American College of Surgeons, the Society of Black Academic Surgeons, and the Association for Multicultural Affairs in Transplantation. She is a member of the Wilmington Chapter of the Links, Inc. and an Honorary Member of Delta Sigma Theta, Inc.

Bring your friends — and bring the men in your life — to this fun and inspirational evening.

The event is jointly sponsored by Blue Blaze Associates and NEWS4Women.

Well-Read Black Girl Book Club
Oct 10 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

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

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

Meetings will take place in either the Museum Store or Kids’ Corner. Light refreshments will be served. We’ll be reading the book club’s Young Adult selection each month, so this program is suited for anyone ages 13 and up! We’d love for you to purchase the monthly selection in-store, but it’s not required! We just want to share our love of books with our awesome community.

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

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

Meeting dates and books being discussed:

Thursday, October 10

Dear Haiti, Love Alaine

by Maika Moulite and Maritza Moulite

Book available for purchase in the Museum Store.
Thursday, November 14

The Revolution of Birdie Randolph

by Brandy Colbert

Book available for purchase in the Museum Store.


Thursday, December 12

Some Places More Than Others

by Renée Watson

Book available for purchase in the Museum Store.

Performance: Pyxis Piano Quartet – Present from the Past
Oct 10 @ 7:30 pm
Performance: Pyxis Piano Quartet - Present from the Past @ Delaware Art Museum

Reflecting on the work of Mitch Lyons, who expanded traditional clay techniques into a new form, Pyxis will pair Brahms’ magnificent Piano Quartet No. 3 with Pulitzer-winner Caroline Shaw’s piano quartet Thousandth Orange. Shaw says, “The thousandth orange you eat is just as extraordinary as the first,” and this evening is filled with music exploring how what seems new can draw boldly on what went before.

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

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

About Pyxis Piano Quartet

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

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

Learn more.

ABOUT THE PERFORMANCE SERIES

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

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

Learn more.

Oct
11
Fri
Glory of Stories
Oct 11 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Glory of Stories

Glory of Stories introduces young visitors to art and the Museum through a story reading followed by an interactive tour of relevant works of art and a studio art project. This program encourages learning through discovery, exploration, and hands-on experiences. Ages 2 and up.

Group tour reservations are required for groups of 10 or more children. Chaperone guidelines and admission rates apply to reserved group tours. Learn more.

July 12 Spicy Hot Colors: Colores Picantes Sherry Shahan
July 19 Pool Jihyeon Lee
July 26 Drum Dream Girl Margarita Engle
Aug 2 Planting a Rainbow Lois Ehlert
Aug 9 Flyaway Katie Polly Dunbar
Aug 16 Shiver Me Letters June Sobel
Aug 23 Rosie Revere Engineer Andrea Beaty
Aug 30 The Great Paper Caper Oliver Jeffers
Sept 6 Go, Shapes, Go! Denise Fleming
Sept 13 Chameleon’s Colors Chisato Tashiro
Sept 20 Swirl by swirl Joyce Sidman
Sept 27 Little Blue and Little Yellow Leo Lionni
Oct 4 Dear Mr. Blueberry Simon James
Oct 11 The Tiny Seed Eric Carle
Oct 18 Where the Wild Things Are Maurice Sendak
Oct 25* Ghosts in the House! Kazuno Kohara
Nov 1 The Little Yellow Leaf Carin Berger
Nov 8 Zin! Zin! Zin! A Violin Marjorie Priceman
Nov 15 Babar’s Museum of Art Laurent De Brunhoff
Nov 22 Thank You, Omu Oge Mora
Nov 29 The Princess Knight Cornelia Funke
Dec 6 Not a Box Antoinette Portis
Dec 13 Art and Max David Wiesner
Dec 20 Journey Aaron Becker
Dec 27 Regina’s Big Mistake Marissa Moss

*Special Halloween Edition: Costumes encouraged! Enjoy a spooky story, a ghostly peek at art, and witchy art making with your grownup. Please, no weapons or large props in the Museum.

Artini
Oct 11 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Artini

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

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

Register: September | October | November

Clay Date
Oct 11 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Clay Date

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

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

Register: September | October | November

Oct
12
Sat
Botanical Monotypes (2-day workshop)
Oct 12 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Botanical Monotypes (2-day workshop)

30-minute lunch break. Instructor: Caroline Coolidge Brown

Using garden plants and simple materials, students will explore the possibilities of organic and geometric compositions to create a series of monotypes on the museum’s large etching press. 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.

Ring Workshop: From Basics to Sublime with Marne Ryan (2-day workshop)
Oct 12 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Ring Workshop: From Basics to Sublime with Marne Ryan (2-day workshop)

Instructor: Marne Ryan

Make elegantly comfortable rings by fusing sterling silver and gold. This workshop will cover simple band making to complex framing. Participants will also learn bench tricks for sizing and fitting in addition to single and double framing.

Public Tours
Oct 12 @ 1:00 pm
Public Tours

Museum Guides lead public tours every weekend. On Saturdays and Sundays, there is a Highlights tour focusing on the Museum’s collection at 1:00 p.m. At 2:00 p.m., the public tour focuses on the special exhibition or spotlights an area of the permanent collection.

Saturdays and Sundays
Highlights Tour at 1:00 p.m.
Exhibition/Spotlight Tour at 2:00 p.m.

Tours are free with admission.

Public Tours
Oct 12 @ 2:00 pm
Public Tours

Museum Guides lead public tours every weekend. On Saturdays and Sundays, there is a Highlights tour focusing on the Museum’s collection at 1:00 p.m. At 2:00 p.m., the public tour focuses on the special exhibition or spotlights an area of the permanent collection.

Saturdays and Sundays
Highlights Tour at 1:00 p.m.
Exhibition/Spotlight Tour at 2:00 p.m.

Tours are free with admission.

Oct
13
Sun
Botanical Monotypes (2-day workshop)
Oct 13 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Botanical Monotypes (2-day workshop)

30-minute lunch break. Instructor: Caroline Coolidge Brown

Using garden plants and simple materials, students will explore the possibilities of organic and geometric compositions to create a series of monotypes on the museum’s large etching press. 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.

Family 2nd Sundays
Oct 13 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

Drop-in on second Sundays for a full day of programs designed for families. Additional programming and performances on select 2nd Sundays.

9:00 a.m. Ages 4+ and their grownups.
Family Yoga Practice a pose with your little in the sculpture garden, led by Petite Yogi. Weather dependent. March–October only.

10:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Ages 0–2 and their grownups.
Art Museum BabiesJoin us for circle time with songs, sensory play, and a baby-friendly visit with a special work of art.

10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Young Artist Storytime – Begin with a story reading in Kids’ Corner followed by an interactive tour through two galleries and creating a work of art. Ages 2–6 and their grownups.

11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. All families.
Lunch Bunch Drop into the café for lunch to meet other Museum families. Enjoy kid-friendly food options, and a shared table reserved just for families. Food available for purchase.

Noon – 3:00 p.m. Ages 6+ and their grownups.
Sunday Studio – Create art together and learn about new materials and techniques from a professional teaching artist.

Family 2nd Sundays are sponsored by the Museum Council.
Ring Workshop: From Basics to Sublime with Marne Ryan (2-day workshop)
Oct 13 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Ring Workshop: From Basics to Sublime with Marne Ryan (2-day workshop)

Instructor: Marne Ryan

Make elegantly comfortable rings by fusing sterling silver and gold. This workshop will cover simple band making to complex framing. Participants will also learn bench tricks for sizing and fitting in addition to single and double framing.

Public Tours
Oct 13 @ 1:00 pm
Public Tours

Museum Guides lead public tours every weekend. On Saturdays and Sundays, there is a Highlights tour focusing on the Museum’s collection at 1:00 p.m. At 2:00 p.m., the public tour focuses on the special exhibition or spotlights an area of the permanent collection.

Saturdays and Sundays
Highlights Tour at 1:00 p.m.
Exhibition/Spotlight Tour at 2:00 p.m.

Tours are free with admission.

Public Tours
Oct 13 @ 2:00 pm
Public Tours

Museum Guides lead public tours every weekend. On Saturdays and Sundays, there is a Highlights tour focusing on the Museum’s collection at 1:00 p.m. At 2:00 p.m., the public tour focuses on the special exhibition or spotlights an area of the permanent collection.

Saturdays and Sundays
Highlights Tour at 1:00 p.m.
Exhibition/Spotlight Tour at 2:00 p.m.

Tours are free with admission.

Oct
18
Fri
Glory of Stories
Oct 18 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Glory of Stories

Glory of Stories introduces young visitors to art and the Museum through a story reading followed by an interactive tour of relevant works of art and a studio art project. This program encourages learning through discovery, exploration, and hands-on experiences. Ages 2 and up.

Group tour reservations are required for groups of 10 or more children. Chaperone guidelines and admission rates apply to reserved group tours. Learn more.

July 12 Spicy Hot Colors: Colores Picantes Sherry Shahan
July 19 Pool Jihyeon Lee
July 26 Drum Dream Girl Margarita Engle
Aug 2 Planting a Rainbow Lois Ehlert
Aug 9 Flyaway Katie Polly Dunbar
Aug 16 Shiver Me Letters June Sobel
Aug 23 Rosie Revere Engineer Andrea Beaty
Aug 30 The Great Paper Caper Oliver Jeffers
Sept 6 Go, Shapes, Go! Denise Fleming
Sept 13 Chameleon’s Colors Chisato Tashiro
Sept 20 Swirl by swirl Joyce Sidman
Sept 27 Little Blue and Little Yellow Leo Lionni
Oct 4 Dear Mr. Blueberry Simon James
Oct 11 The Tiny Seed Eric Carle
Oct 18 Where the Wild Things Are Maurice Sendak
Oct 25* Ghosts in the House! Kazuno Kohara
Nov 1 The Little Yellow Leaf Carin Berger
Nov 8 Zin! Zin! Zin! A Violin Marjorie Priceman
Nov 15 Babar’s Museum of Art Laurent De Brunhoff
Nov 22 Thank You, Omu Oge Mora
Nov 29 The Princess Knight Cornelia Funke
Dec 6 Not a Box Antoinette Portis
Dec 13 Art and Max David Wiesner
Dec 20 Journey Aaron Becker
Dec 27 Regina’s Big Mistake Marissa Moss

*Special Halloween Edition: Costumes encouraged! Enjoy a spooky story, a ghostly peek at art, and witchy art making with your grownup. Please, no weapons or large props in the Museum.

Posing Beauty in African American Culture and Angela Fraleigh: Sound the Deep Waters
Oct 18 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Posing Beauty in African American Culture and Angela Fraleigh: Sound the Deep Waters

Please join us for an evening of style and beauty, sophisticated jazz, and specialty cocktails as we celebrate the openings of Posing Beauty in African American Culture and Angela Fraleigh: Sound the Deep Waters.

RSVP by October 11 to events@delart.org or 302.351.8506.

The Museum will close from 4-6 p.m. the day of the event. We kindly ask our guests to refrain from arriving prior to the event’s start time.

About the Exhibitions

Posing Beauty in African American Culture
Curated by Deborah Willis, Ph.D., Posing Beauty in African American Culture explores the contested ways in which African and African American beauty have been represented in historical and contemporary contexts through a diverse range of media including photography, film, video, fashion, advertising, and other forms of popular culture such as music and the Internet. This exhibition will take place in Gallery 10.

Angela Fraleigh: Sound the Deep Waters
Directly inspired by the Delaware Art Museum’s Pre-Raphaelite and American illustration collections, this commission from Angela Fraleigh presents a contemporary look at gender and identity through the lens of historic narrative art. Fraleigh’s opulent paintings are populated by female figures freed from the social constructs of their time. This immersive exhibition will be installed in Gallery 9.

Oct
19
Sat
Public Tours
Oct 19 @ 1:00 pm
Public Tours

Museum Guides lead public tours every weekend. On Saturdays and Sundays, there is a Highlights tour focusing on the Museum’s collection at 1:00 p.m. At 2:00 p.m., the public tour focuses on the special exhibition or spotlights an area of the permanent collection.

Saturdays and Sundays
Highlights Tour at 1:00 p.m.
Exhibition/Spotlight Tour at 2:00 p.m.

Tours are free with admission.

Public Tours
Oct 19 @ 2:00 pm
Public Tours

Museum Guides lead public tours every weekend. On Saturdays and Sundays, there is a Highlights tour focusing on the Museum’s collection at 1:00 p.m. At 2:00 p.m., the public tour focuses on the special exhibition or spotlights an area of the permanent collection.

Saturdays and Sundays
Highlights Tour at 1:00 p.m.
Exhibition/Spotlight Tour at 2:00 p.m.

Tours are free with admission.

The Living Legacy National Speaking Tour: David C. Driskell and Julie L. McGee in Conversation
Oct 19 @ 2:00 pm
The Living Legacy National Speaking Tour: David C. Driskell and Julie L. McGee  in Conversation

A leading authority on African American art, David C. Driskell is a renowned artist, scholar and historian. Join us as he converses with Dr. Julie McGee, Associate Professor of Africana Studies and Art History, and Director of the Interdisciplinary Humanities Research Center at the University of Delaware. This lecture is part of the national Living Legacy Speaking Tour.

Oct
20
Sun
Healing Through the Arts / Sanando a Través de las Artes
Oct 20 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Enjoy an afternoon of entertainment and inspiration with art created by breast cancer patients and survivors. Meet individuals who have walked the path of cancer and learn about prevention and therapeutic initiatives in our community. A series of healing arts workshops will be available for participants.

In partnership with Christiana Care Health System.

Public Tours
Oct 20 @ 1:00 pm
Public Tours

Museum Guides lead public tours every weekend. On Saturdays and Sundays, there is a Highlights tour focusing on the Museum’s collection at 1:00 p.m. At 2:00 p.m., the public tour focuses on the special exhibition or spotlights an area of the permanent collection.

Saturdays and Sundays
Highlights Tour at 1:00 p.m.
Exhibition/Spotlight Tour at 2:00 p.m.

Tours are free with admission.

Special Exhibition Tours: Posing Beauty
Oct 20 @ 2:00 pm
Special Exhibition Tours: Posing Beauty

Enjoy a Guide-led tour of the special exhibition Posing Beauty in African American Culture every Saturday and Sunday, October 20, 2019  – January 26, 2020.

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

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

September 26, 2019


Oil and Marble: a novel of Leonardo and Michelangelo

by Stephanie Storey (fiction)

Amazon

October 24, 2019


Becoming

by Michelle Obama

Amazon

November 21, 2019


The Art of Rivalry: four friendships, betrayals, and breakthroughs in  Modern Art

Sebastian Smee (nonfiction)

Amazon

December, 2019


No meeting

 

Performance: Raye Jones Avery & Adagio with Dennis Fortune, Musical Director
Oct 24 @ 8:00 pm
Performance: Raye Jones Avery & Adagio with Dennis Fortune, Musical Director

Join us for a night with Raye Jones Avery, one of Wilmington’s true talents, as she performs her original songs as well as R&B, Blues, Jazz, and Broadway standards.

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. Learn more.

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

Oct
25
Fri
Glory of Stories
Oct 25 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Glory of Stories

Glory of Stories introduces young visitors to art and the Museum through a story reading followed by an interactive tour of relevant works of art and a studio art project. This program encourages learning through discovery, exploration, and hands-on experiences. Ages 2 and up.

Group tour reservations are required for groups of 10 or more children. Chaperone guidelines and admission rates apply to reserved group tours. Learn more.

July 12 Spicy Hot Colors: Colores Picantes Sherry Shahan
July 19 Pool Jihyeon Lee
July 26 Drum Dream Girl Margarita Engle
Aug 2 Planting a Rainbow Lois Ehlert
Aug 9 Flyaway Katie Polly Dunbar
Aug 16 Shiver Me Letters June Sobel
Aug 23 Rosie Revere Engineer Andrea Beaty
Aug 30 The Great Paper Caper Oliver Jeffers
Sept 6 Go, Shapes, Go! Denise Fleming
Sept 13 Chameleon’s Colors Chisato Tashiro
Sept 20 Swirl by swirl Joyce Sidman
Sept 27 Little Blue and Little Yellow Leo Lionni
Oct 4 Dear Mr. Blueberry Simon James
Oct 11 The Tiny Seed Eric Carle
Oct 18 Where the Wild Things Are Maurice Sendak
Oct 25* Ghosts in the House! Kazuno Kohara
Nov 1 The Little Yellow Leaf Carin Berger
Nov 8 Zin! Zin! Zin! A Violin Marjorie Priceman
Nov 15 Babar’s Museum of Art Laurent De Brunhoff
Nov 22 Thank You, Omu Oge Mora
Nov 29 The Princess Knight Cornelia Funke
Dec 6 Not a Box Antoinette Portis
Dec 13 Art and Max David Wiesner
Dec 20 Journey Aaron Becker
Dec 27 Regina’s Big Mistake Marissa Moss

*Special Halloween Edition: Costumes encouraged! Enjoy a spooky story, a ghostly peek at art, and witchy art making with your grownup. Please, no weapons or large props in the Museum.

Oct
26
Sat
Public Tours
Oct 26 @ 1:00 pm
Public Tours

Museum Guides lead public tours every weekend. On Saturdays and Sundays, there is a Highlights tour focusing on the Museum’s collection at 1:00 p.m. At 2:00 p.m., the public tour focuses on the special exhibition or spotlights an area of the permanent collection.

Saturdays and Sundays
Highlights Tour at 1:00 p.m.
Exhibition/Spotlight Tour at 2:00 p.m.

Tours are free with admission.

Mitch Lyons Technique Demo
Oct 26 @ 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Mitch Lyons Technique Demo

Join artists John Baker and Andrew Snyder as they demonstrate the clay monoprint technique pioneered by Mitch Lyons who is featured in the special exhibition Mitch Lyons: The Hand Translated.

 

Special Exhibition Tours: Posing Beauty
Oct 26 @ 2:00 pm
Special Exhibition Tours: Posing Beauty

Enjoy a Guide-led tour of the special exhibition Posing Beauty in African American Culture every Saturday and Sunday, October 20, 2019  – January 26, 2020.

Oct
27
Sun
Public Tours
Oct 27 @ 1:00 pm
Public Tours

Museum Guides lead public tours every weekend. On Saturdays and Sundays, there is a Highlights tour focusing on the Museum’s collection at 1:00 p.m. At 2:00 p.m., the public tour focuses on the special exhibition or spotlights an area of the permanent collection.

Saturdays and Sundays
Highlights Tour at 1:00 p.m.
Exhibition/Spotlight Tour at 2:00 p.m.

Tours are free with admission.

Special Exhibition Tours: Posing Beauty
Oct 27 @ 2:00 pm
Special Exhibition Tours: Posing Beauty

Enjoy a Guide-led tour of the special exhibition Posing Beauty in African American Culture every Saturday and Sunday, October 20, 2019  – January 26, 2020.

Nov
1
Fri
Glory of Stories
Nov 1 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Glory of Stories

Glory of Stories introduces young visitors to art and the Museum through a story reading followed by an interactive tour of relevant works of art and a studio art project. This program encourages learning through discovery, exploration, and hands-on experiences. Ages 2 and up.

Group tour reservations are required for groups of 10 or more children. Chaperone guidelines and admission rates apply to reserved group tours. Learn more.

July 12 Spicy Hot Colors: Colores Picantes Sherry Shahan
July 19 Pool Jihyeon Lee
July 26 Drum Dream Girl Margarita Engle
Aug 2 Planting a Rainbow Lois Ehlert
Aug 9 Flyaway Katie Polly Dunbar
Aug 16 Shiver Me Letters June Sobel
Aug 23 Rosie Revere Engineer Andrea Beaty
Aug 30 The Great Paper Caper Oliver Jeffers
Sept 6 Go, Shapes, Go! Denise Fleming
Sept 13 Chameleon’s Colors Chisato Tashiro
Sept 20 Swirl by swirl Joyce Sidman
Sept 27 Little Blue and Little Yellow Leo Lionni
Oct 4 Dear Mr. Blueberry Simon James
Oct 11 The Tiny Seed Eric Carle
Oct 18 Where the Wild Things Are Maurice Sendak
Oct 25* Ghosts in the House! Kazuno Kohara
Nov 1 The Little Yellow Leaf Carin Berger
Nov 8 Zin! Zin! Zin! A Violin Marjorie Priceman
Nov 15 Babar’s Museum of Art Laurent De Brunhoff
Nov 22 Thank You, Omu Oge Mora
Nov 29 The Princess Knight Cornelia Funke
Dec 6 Not a Box Antoinette Portis
Dec 13 Art and Max David Wiesner
Dec 20 Journey Aaron Becker
Dec 27 Regina’s Big Mistake Marissa Moss

*Special Halloween Edition: Costumes encouraged! Enjoy a spooky story, a ghostly peek at art, and witchy art making with your grownup. Please, no weapons or large props in the Museum.

Art is Tasty
Nov 1 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Art is Tasty

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 Topics

August 2, 2019: Two Seated Figures, Charles Cajori – Register

September 6, 2019: Spring and Autumn, Lydia Field Emmet – Register

October 4, 2019: Three Rectangles Horizontal Jointed Gyratory III, George Rickey – Register

November 1, 2019: Charles Burchfield painting – Register

December 6, 2019: Mandala, Gregory Gillespie – Register

Nov
2
Sat
Public Tours
Nov 2 @ 1:00 pm
Public Tours

Museum Guides lead public tours every weekend. On Saturdays and Sundays, there is a Highlights tour focusing on the Museum’s collection at 1:00 p.m. At 2:00 p.m., the public tour focuses on the special exhibition or spotlights an area of the permanent collection.

Saturdays and Sundays
Highlights Tour at 1:00 p.m.
Exhibition/Spotlight Tour at 2:00 p.m.

Tours are free with admission.

Special Exhibition Tours: Posing Beauty
Nov 2 @ 2:00 pm
Special Exhibition Tours: Posing Beauty

Enjoy a Guide-led tour of the special exhibition Posing Beauty in African American Culture every Saturday and Sunday, October 20, 2019  – January 26, 2020.

Nov
3
Sun
Public Tours
Nov 3 @ 1:00 pm
Public Tours

Museum Guides lead public tours every weekend. On Saturdays and Sundays, there is a Highlights tour focusing on the Museum’s collection at 1:00 p.m. At 2:00 p.m., the public tour focuses on the special exhibition or spotlights an area of the permanent collection.

Saturdays and Sundays
Highlights Tour at 1:00 p.m.
Exhibition/Spotlight Tour at 2:00 p.m.

Tours are free with admission.

Special Exhibition Tours: Posing Beauty
Nov 3 @ 2:00 pm
Special Exhibition Tours: Posing Beauty

Enjoy a Guide-led tour of the special exhibition Posing Beauty in African American Culture every Saturday and Sunday, October 20, 2019  – January 26, 2020.

Nov
8
Fri
Glory of Stories
Nov 8 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Glory of Stories

Glory of Stories introduces young visitors to art and the Museum through a story reading followed by an interactive tour of relevant works of art and a studio art project. This program encourages learning through discovery, exploration, and hands-on experiences. Ages 2 and up.

Group tour reservations are required for groups of 10 or more children. Chaperone guidelines and admission rates apply to reserved group tours. Learn more.

July 12 Spicy Hot Colors: Colores Picantes Sherry Shahan
July 19 Pool Jihyeon Lee
July 26 Drum Dream Girl Margarita Engle
Aug 2 Planting a Rainbow Lois Ehlert
Aug 9 Flyaway Katie Polly Dunbar
Aug 16 Shiver Me Letters June Sobel
Aug 23 Rosie Revere Engineer Andrea Beaty
Aug 30 The Great Paper Caper Oliver Jeffers
Sept 6 Go, Shapes, Go! Denise Fleming
Sept 13 Chameleon’s Colors Chisato Tashiro
Sept 20 Swirl by swirl Joyce Sidman
Sept 27 Little Blue and Little Yellow Leo Lionni
Oct 4 Dear Mr. Blueberry Simon James
Oct 11 The Tiny Seed Eric Carle
Oct 18 Where the Wild Things Are Maurice Sendak
Oct 25* Ghosts in the House! Kazuno Kohara
Nov 1 The Little Yellow Leaf Carin Berger
Nov 8 Zin! Zin! Zin! A Violin Marjorie Priceman
Nov 15 Babar’s Museum of Art Laurent De Brunhoff
Nov 22 Thank You, Omu Oge Mora
Nov 29 The Princess Knight Cornelia Funke
Dec 6 Not a Box Antoinette Portis
Dec 13 Art and Max David Wiesner
Dec 20 Journey Aaron Becker
Dec 27 Regina’s Big Mistake Marissa Moss

*Special Halloween Edition: Costumes encouraged! Enjoy a spooky story, a ghostly peek at art, and witchy art making with your grownup. Please, no weapons or large props in the Museum.

Artini
Nov 8 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Artini

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

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

Register: September | October | November

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

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

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

Register: September | October | November

Nov
9
Sat
Public Tours
Nov 9 @ 1:00 pm
Public Tours

Museum Guides lead public tours every weekend. On Saturdays and Sundays, there is a Highlights tour focusing on the Museum’s collection at 1:00 p.m. At 2:00 p.m., the public tour focuses on the special exhibition or spotlights an area of the permanent collection.

Saturdays and Sundays
Highlights Tour at 1:00 p.m.
Exhibition/Spotlight Tour at 2:00 p.m.

Tours are free with admission.

Special Exhibition Tours: Posing Beauty
Nov 9 @ 2:00 pm
Special Exhibition Tours: Posing Beauty

Enjoy a Guide-led tour of the special exhibition Posing Beauty in African American Culture every Saturday and Sunday, October 20, 2019  – January 26, 2020.

Nov
10
Sun
Family 2nd Sundays
Nov 10 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

Drop-in on second Sundays for a full day of programs designed for families. Additional programming and performances on select 2nd Sundays.

9:00 a.m. Ages 4+ and their grownups.
Family Yoga Practice a pose with your little in the sculpture garden, led by Petite Yogi. Weather dependent. March–October only.

10:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Ages 0–2 and their grownups.
Art Museum BabiesJoin us for circle time with songs, sensory play, and a baby-friendly visit with a special work of art.

10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Young Artist Storytime – Begin with a story reading in Kids’ Corner followed by an interactive tour through two galleries and creating a work of art. Ages 2–6 and their grownups.

11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. All families.
Lunch Bunch Drop into the café for lunch to meet other Museum families. Enjoy kid-friendly food options, and a shared table reserved just for families. Food available for purchase.

Noon – 3:00 p.m. Ages 6+ and their grownups.
Sunday Studio – Create art together and learn about new materials and techniques from a professional teaching artist.

Family 2nd Sundays are sponsored by the Museum Council.
Performance: Kevin Cope
Nov 10 @ 1:00 pm
Performance: Kevin Cope

Solo classical guitarist Kevin Cope, recipient of the Division of the Arts 2019 Emerging Professional Award, performs his original works.

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. Learn more.

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

Public Tours
Nov 10 @ 1:00 pm
Public Tours

Museum Guides lead public tours every weekend. On Saturdays and Sundays, there is a Highlights tour focusing on the Museum’s collection at 1:00 p.m. At 2:00 p.m., the public tour focuses on the special exhibition or spotlights an area of the permanent collection.

Saturdays and Sundays
Highlights Tour at 1:00 p.m.
Exhibition/Spotlight Tour at 2:00 p.m.

Tours are free with admission.

Special Exhibition Tours: Posing Beauty
Nov 10 @ 2:00 pm
Special Exhibition Tours: Posing Beauty

Enjoy a Guide-led tour of the special exhibition Posing Beauty in African American Culture every Saturday and Sunday, October 20, 2019  – January 26, 2020.

Nov
12
Tue
Adobe Lightroom Image Processing Demo
Nov 12 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Adobe Lightroom Image Processing Demo

Instructor: Danny Schweers

Bring a computer, tablet, or smart phone to this demonstration workshop to learn image-processing techniques in Adobe Lightroom. The program should be downloaded in advance so that participants can easily follow along.

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

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

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

Meetings will take place in either the Museum Store or Kids’ Corner. Light refreshments will be served. We’ll be reading the book club’s Young Adult selection each month, so this program is suited for anyone ages 13 and up! We’d love for you to purchase the monthly selection in-store, but it’s not required! We just want to share our love of books with our awesome community.

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

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

Meeting dates and books being discussed:

Thursday, October 10

Dear Haiti, Love Alaine

by Maika Moulite and Maritza Moulite

Book available for purchase in the Museum Store.
Thursday, November 14

The Revolution of Birdie Randolph

by Brandy Colbert

Book available for purchase in the Museum Store.


Thursday, December 12

Some Places More Than Others

by Renée Watson

Book available for purchase in the Museum Store.

Nov
15
Fri
Glory of Stories
Nov 15 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Glory of Stories

Glory of Stories introduces young visitors to art and the Museum through a story reading followed by an interactive tour of relevant works of art and a studio art project. This program encourages learning through discovery, exploration, and hands-on experiences. Ages 2 and up.

Group tour reservations are required for groups of 10 or more children. Chaperone guidelines and admission rates apply to reserved group tours. Learn more.

July 12 Spicy Hot Colors: Colores Picantes Sherry Shahan
July 19 Pool Jihyeon Lee
July 26 Drum Dream Girl Margarita Engle
Aug 2 Planting a Rainbow Lois Ehlert
Aug 9 Flyaway Katie Polly Dunbar
Aug 16 Shiver Me Letters June Sobel
Aug 23 Rosie Revere Engineer Andrea Beaty
Aug 30 The Great Paper Caper Oliver Jeffers
Sept 6 Go, Shapes, Go! Denise Fleming
Sept 13 Chameleon’s Colors Chisato Tashiro
Sept 20 Swirl by swirl Joyce Sidman
Sept 27 Little Blue and Little Yellow Leo Lionni
Oct 4 Dear Mr. Blueberry Simon James
Oct 11 The Tiny Seed Eric Carle
Oct 18 Where the Wild Things Are Maurice Sendak
Oct 25* Ghosts in the House! Kazuno Kohara
Nov 1 The Little Yellow Leaf Carin Berger
Nov 8 Zin! Zin! Zin! A Violin Marjorie Priceman
Nov 15 Babar’s Museum of Art Laurent De Brunhoff
Nov 22 Thank You, Omu Oge Mora
Nov 29 The Princess Knight Cornelia Funke
Dec 6 Not a Box Antoinette Portis
Dec 13 Art and Max David Wiesner
Dec 20 Journey Aaron Becker
Dec 27 Regina’s Big Mistake Marissa Moss

*Special Halloween Edition: Costumes encouraged! Enjoy a spooky story, a ghostly peek at art, and witchy art making with your grownup. Please, no weapons or large props in the Museum.

Gelli-printed Holiday Ornaments
Nov 15 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Gelli-printed Holiday Ornaments

Instructor: Caroline Coolidge Brown

Learn to make beautiful patterned paper on a gelatin plate, then use that paper to collage holiday star ornaments.

Nov
16
Sat
Gelli-printed Holiday Ornaments
Nov 16 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Gelli-printed Holiday Ornaments

Instructor: Caroline Coolidge Brown

Learn to make beautiful patterned paper on a gelatin plate, then use that paper to collage holiday star ornaments.

Public Tours
Nov 16 @ 1:00 pm
Public Tours

Museum Guides lead public tours every weekend. On Saturdays and Sundays, there is a Highlights tour focusing on the Museum’s collection at 1:00 p.m. At 2:00 p.m., the public tour focuses on the special exhibition or spotlights an area of the permanent collection.

Saturdays and Sundays
Highlights Tour at 1:00 p.m.
Exhibition/Spotlight Tour at 2:00 p.m.

Tours are free with admission.

Special Exhibition Tours: Posing Beauty
Nov 16 @ 2:00 pm
Special Exhibition Tours: Posing Beauty

Enjoy a Guide-led tour of the special exhibition Posing Beauty in African American Culture every Saturday and Sunday, October 20, 2019  – January 26, 2020.

Nov
17
Sun
Picturing Beauty: Celebrating Real Women
Nov 17 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
Picturing Beauty: Celebrating Real Women

Join us to celebrate successful female leaders in the arts! This event will include art creation, portrait sketching, spoken word, and more. Don’t miss the featured talk at 2:00 p.m. with Posing Beauty curator Dr. Deborah Willis and exhibiting artist Angela Fraleigh.

Public Tours
Nov 17 @ 1:00 pm
Public Tours

Museum Guides lead public tours every weekend. On Saturdays and Sundays, there is a Highlights tour focusing on the Museum’s collection at 1:00 p.m. At 2:00 p.m., the public tour focuses on the special exhibition or spotlights an area of the permanent collection.

Saturdays and Sundays
Highlights Tour at 1:00 p.m.
Exhibition/Spotlight Tour at 2:00 p.m.

Tours are free with admission.

Special Exhibition Tours: Posing Beauty
Nov 17 @ 2:00 pm
Special Exhibition Tours: Posing Beauty

Enjoy a Guide-led tour of the special exhibition Posing Beauty in African American Culture every Saturday and Sunday, October 20, 2019  – January 26, 2020.

Nov
19
Tue
Adobe Lightroom Image Processing Demo
Nov 19 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Adobe Lightroom Image Processing Demo

Instructor: Danny Schweers

Bring a computer, tablet, or smart phone to this demonstration workshop to learn image-processing techniques in Adobe Photoshop. The program should be downloaded in advance so that participants can easily follow along.

Nov
21
Thu
Connected: Duo Extreme
Nov 21 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Connected: Duo Extreme

Enjoy the sounds of the Caribbean with a concert of new music and Calypso. Originating in Trinidad, Calypso combines clarinet, percussion, and steel pan to create distinctive tropical beats and rhythms. Arrive early and try out the percussion instrument petting zoo. Family Friendly.

About the Connected Series

Connected is a new program series featuring events produced by the community, for the community. All events are free and open to the public. Learn more.

DelArt Readers: Book Club
Nov 21 @ 6:00 pm

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

September 26, 2019


Oil and Marble: a novel of Leonardo and Michelangelo

by Stephanie Storey (fiction)

Amazon

October 24, 2019


Becoming

by Michelle Obama

Amazon

November 21, 2019


The Art of Rivalry: four friendships, betrayals, and breakthroughs in  Modern Art

Sebastian Smee (nonfiction)

Amazon

December, 2019


No meeting

 

Nov
22
Fri
Glory of Stories
Nov 22 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Glory of Stories

Glory of Stories introduces young visitors to art and the Museum through a story reading followed by an interactive tour of relevant works of art and a studio art project. This program encourages learning through discovery, exploration, and hands-on experiences. Ages 2 and up.

Group tour reservations are required for groups of 10 or more children. Chaperone guidelines and admission rates apply to reserved group tours. Learn more.

July 12 Spicy Hot Colors: Colores Picantes Sherry Shahan
July 19 Pool Jihyeon Lee
July 26 Drum Dream Girl Margarita Engle
Aug 2 Planting a Rainbow Lois Ehlert
Aug 9 Flyaway Katie Polly Dunbar
Aug 16 Shiver Me Letters June Sobel
Aug 23 Rosie Revere Engineer Andrea Beaty
Aug 30 The Great Paper Caper Oliver Jeffers
Sept 6 Go, Shapes, Go! Denise Fleming
Sept 13 Chameleon’s Colors Chisato Tashiro
Sept 20 Swirl by swirl Joyce Sidman
Sept 27 Little Blue and Little Yellow Leo Lionni
Oct 4 Dear Mr. Blueberry Simon James
Oct 11 The Tiny Seed Eric Carle
Oct 18 Where the Wild Things Are Maurice Sendak
Oct 25* Ghosts in the House! Kazuno Kohara
Nov 1 The Little Yellow Leaf Carin Berger
Nov 8 Zin! Zin! Zin! A Violin Marjorie Priceman
Nov 15 Babar’s Museum of Art Laurent De Brunhoff
Nov 22 Thank You, Omu Oge Mora
Nov 29 The Princess Knight Cornelia Funke
Dec 6 Not a Box Antoinette Portis
Dec 13 Art and Max David Wiesner
Dec 20 Journey Aaron Becker
Dec 27 Regina’s Big Mistake Marissa Moss

*Special Halloween Edition: Costumes encouraged! Enjoy a spooky story, a ghostly peek at art, and witchy art making with your grownup. Please, no weapons or large props in the Museum.

Inside Look
Nov 22 @ 12:00 pm
Inside Look

Join us for an inside look and in-depth dialogue around a single work of art in our special exhibition, led by University of Delaware Art History graduate student Emily Shartrand.

Nov
23
Sat
Public Tours
Nov 23 @ 1:00 pm
Public Tours

Museum Guides lead public tours every weekend. On Saturdays and Sundays, there is a Highlights tour focusing on the Museum’s collection at 1:00 p.m. At 2:00 p.m., the public tour focuses on the special exhibition or spotlights an area of the permanent collection.

Saturdays and Sundays
Highlights Tour at 1:00 p.m.
Exhibition/Spotlight Tour at 2:00 p.m.

Tours are free with admission.

Special Exhibition Tours: Posing Beauty
Nov 23 @ 2:00 pm
Special Exhibition Tours: Posing Beauty

Enjoy a Guide-led tour of the special exhibition Posing Beauty in African American Culture every Saturday and Sunday, October 20, 2019  – January 26, 2020.

Nov
24
Sun
Public Tours
Nov 24 @ 1:00 pm
Public Tours

Museum Guides lead public tours every weekend. On Saturdays and Sundays, there is a Highlights tour focusing on the Museum’s collection at 1:00 p.m. At 2:00 p.m., the public tour focuses on the special exhibition or spotlights an area of the permanent collection.

Saturdays and Sundays
Highlights Tour at 1:00 p.m.
Exhibition/Spotlight Tour at 2:00 p.m.

Tours are free with admission.

Inside Look
Nov 24 @ 2:00 pm
Inside Look

Join us for an inside look and in-depth dialogue around a single work of art in our special exhibition, led by University of Delaware Art History graduate student Emily Shartrand.

Special Exhibition Tours: Posing Beauty
Nov 24 @ 2:00 pm
Special Exhibition Tours: Posing Beauty

Enjoy a Guide-led tour of the special exhibition Posing Beauty in African American Culture every Saturday and Sunday, October 20, 2019  – January 26, 2020.

Nov
29
Fri
Glory of Stories
Nov 29 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Glory of Stories

Glory of Stories introduces young visitors to art and the Museum through a story reading followed by an interactive tour of relevant works of art and a studio art project. This program encourages learning through discovery, exploration, and hands-on experiences. Ages 2 and up.

Group tour reservations are required for groups of 10 or more children. Chaperone guidelines and admission rates apply to reserved group tours. Learn more.

July 12 Spicy Hot Colors: Colores Picantes Sherry Shahan
July 19 Pool Jihyeon Lee
July 26 Drum Dream Girl Margarita Engle
Aug 2 Planting a Rainbow Lois Ehlert
Aug 9 Flyaway Katie Polly Dunbar
Aug 16 Shiver Me Letters June Sobel
Aug 23 Rosie Revere Engineer Andrea Beaty
Aug 30 The Great Paper Caper Oliver Jeffers
Sept 6 Go, Shapes, Go! Denise Fleming
Sept 13 Chameleon’s Colors Chisato Tashiro
Sept 20 Swirl by swirl Joyce Sidman
Sept 27 Little Blue and Little Yellow Leo Lionni
Oct 4 Dear Mr. Blueberry Simon James
Oct 11 The Tiny Seed Eric Carle
Oct 18 Where the Wild Things Are Maurice Sendak
Oct 25* Ghosts in the House! Kazuno Kohara
Nov 1 The Little Yellow Leaf Carin Berger
Nov 8 Zin! Zin! Zin! A Violin Marjorie Priceman
Nov 15 Babar’s Museum of Art Laurent De Brunhoff
Nov 22 Thank You, Omu Oge Mora
Nov 29 The Princess Knight Cornelia Funke
Dec 6 Not a Box Antoinette Portis
Dec 13 Art and Max David Wiesner
Dec 20 Journey Aaron Becker
Dec 27 Regina’s Big Mistake Marissa Moss

*Special Halloween Edition: Costumes encouraged! Enjoy a spooky story, a ghostly peek at art, and witchy art making with your grownup. Please, no weapons or large props in the Museum.

Nov
30
Sat
Public Tours
Nov 30 @ 1:00 pm
Public Tours

Museum Guides lead public tours every weekend. On Saturdays and Sundays, there is a Highlights tour focusing on the Museum’s collection at 1:00 p.m. At 2:00 p.m., the public tour focuses on the special exhibition or spotlights an area of the permanent collection.

Saturdays and Sundays
Highlights Tour at 1:00 p.m.
Exhibition/Spotlight Tour at 2:00 p.m.

Tours are free with admission.

Special Exhibition Tours: Posing Beauty
Nov 30 @ 2:00 pm
Special Exhibition Tours: Posing Beauty

Enjoy a Guide-led tour of the special exhibition Posing Beauty in African American Culture every Saturday and Sunday, October 20, 2019  – January 26, 2020.

Dec
1
Sun
Public Tours
Dec 1 @ 1:00 pm
Public Tours

Museum Guides lead public tours every weekend. On Saturdays and Sundays, there is a Highlights tour focusing on the Museum’s collection at 1:00 p.m. At 2:00 p.m., the public tour focuses on the special exhibition or spotlights an area of the permanent collection.

Saturdays and Sundays
Highlights Tour at 1:00 p.m.
Exhibition/Spotlight Tour at 2:00 p.m.

Tours are free with admission.

Special Exhibition Tours: Posing Beauty
Dec 1 @ 2:00 pm
Special Exhibition Tours: Posing Beauty

Enjoy a Guide-led tour of the special exhibition Posing Beauty in African American Culture every Saturday and Sunday, October 20, 2019  – January 26, 2020.

Dec
6
Fri
Glory of Stories
Dec 6 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Glory of Stories

Glory of Stories introduces young visitors to art and the Museum through a story reading followed by an interactive tour of relevant works of art and a studio art project. This program encourages learning through discovery, exploration, and hands-on experiences. Ages 2 and up.

Group tour reservations are required for groups of 10 or more children. Chaperone guidelines and admission rates apply to reserved group tours. Learn more.

July 12 Spicy Hot Colors: Colores Picantes Sherry Shahan
July 19 Pool Jihyeon Lee
July 26 Drum Dream Girl Margarita Engle
Aug 2 Planting a Rainbow Lois Ehlert
Aug 9 Flyaway Katie Polly Dunbar
Aug 16 Shiver Me Letters June Sobel
Aug 23 Rosie Revere Engineer Andrea Beaty
Aug 30 The Great Paper Caper Oliver Jeffers
Sept 6 Go, Shapes, Go! Denise Fleming
Sept 13 Chameleon’s Colors Chisato Tashiro
Sept 20 Swirl by swirl Joyce Sidman
Sept 27 Little Blue and Little Yellow Leo Lionni
Oct 4 Dear Mr. Blueberry Simon James
Oct 11 The Tiny Seed Eric Carle
Oct 18 Where the Wild Things Are Maurice Sendak
Oct 25* Ghosts in the House! Kazuno Kohara
Nov 1 The Little Yellow Leaf Carin Berger
Nov 8 Zin! Zin! Zin! A Violin Marjorie Priceman
Nov 15 Babar’s Museum of Art Laurent De Brunhoff
Nov 22 Thank You, Omu Oge Mora
Nov 29 The Princess Knight Cornelia Funke
Dec 6 Not a Box Antoinette Portis
Dec 13 Art and Max David Wiesner
Dec 20 Journey Aaron Becker
Dec 27 Regina’s Big Mistake Marissa Moss

*Special Halloween Edition: Costumes encouraged! Enjoy a spooky story, a ghostly peek at art, and witchy art making with your grownup. Please, no weapons or large props in the Museum.

Art is Tasty
Dec 6 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Art is Tasty

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 Topics

August 2, 2019: Two Seated Figures, Charles Cajori – Register

September 6, 2019: Spring and Autumn, Lydia Field Emmet – Register

October 4, 2019: Three Rectangles Horizontal Jointed Gyratory III, George Rickey – Register

November 1, 2019: Charles Burchfield painting – Register

December 6, 2019: Mandala, Gregory Gillespie – Register

Dec
7
Sat
Public Tours
Dec 7 @ 1:00 pm
Public Tours

Museum Guides lead public tours every weekend. On Saturdays and Sundays, there is a Highlights tour focusing on the Museum’s collection at 1:00 p.m. At 2:00 p.m., the public tour focuses on the special exhibition or spotlights an area of the permanent collection.

Saturdays and Sundays
Highlights Tour at 1:00 p.m.
Exhibition/Spotlight Tour at 2:00 p.m.

Tours are free with admission.

Special Exhibition Tours: Posing Beauty
Dec 7 @ 2:00 pm
Special Exhibition Tours: Posing Beauty

Enjoy a Guide-led tour of the special exhibition Posing Beauty in African American Culture every Saturday and Sunday, October 20, 2019  – January 26, 2020.

Dec
8
Sun
Public Tours
Dec 8 @ 1:00 pm
Public Tours

Museum Guides lead public tours every weekend. On Saturdays and Sundays, there is a Highlights tour focusing on the Museum’s collection at 1:00 p.m. At 2:00 p.m., the public tour focuses on the special exhibition or spotlights an area of the permanent collection.

Saturdays and Sundays
Highlights Tour at 1:00 p.m.
Exhibition/Spotlight Tour at 2:00 p.m.

Tours are free with admission.

Special Exhibition Tours: Posing Beauty
Dec 8 @ 2:00 pm
Special Exhibition Tours: Posing Beauty

Enjoy a Guide-led tour of the special exhibition Posing Beauty in African American Culture every Saturday and Sunday, October 20, 2019  – January 26, 2020.

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

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

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

Meetings will take place in either the Museum Store or Kids’ Corner. Light refreshments will be served. We’ll be reading the book club’s Young Adult selection each month, so this program is suited for anyone ages 13 and up! We’d love for you to purchase the monthly selection in-store, but it’s not required! We just want to share our love of books with our awesome community.

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

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

Meeting dates and books being discussed:

Thursday, October 10

Dear Haiti, Love Alaine

by Maika Moulite and Maritza Moulite

Book available for purchase in the Museum Store.
Thursday, November 14

The Revolution of Birdie Randolph

by Brandy Colbert

Book available for purchase in the Museum Store.


Thursday, December 12

Some Places More Than Others

by Renée Watson

Book available for purchase in the Museum Store.

Dec
13
Fri
Glory of Stories
Dec 13 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Glory of Stories

Glory of Stories introduces young visitors to art and the Museum through a story reading followed by an interactive tour of relevant works of art and a studio art project. This program encourages learning through discovery, exploration, and hands-on experiences. Ages 2 and up.

Group tour reservations are required for groups of 10 or more children. Chaperone guidelines and admission rates apply to reserved group tours. Learn more.

July 12 Spicy Hot Colors: Colores Picantes Sherry Shahan
July 19 Pool Jihyeon Lee
July 26 Drum Dream Girl Margarita Engle
Aug 2 Planting a Rainbow Lois Ehlert
Aug 9 Flyaway Katie Polly Dunbar
Aug 16 Shiver Me Letters June Sobel
Aug 23 Rosie Revere Engineer Andrea Beaty
Aug 30 The Great Paper Caper Oliver Jeffers
Sept 6 Go, Shapes, Go! Denise Fleming
Sept 13 Chameleon’s Colors Chisato Tashiro
Sept 20 Swirl by swirl Joyce Sidman
Sept 27 Little Blue and Little Yellow Leo Lionni
Oct 4 Dear Mr. Blueberry Simon James
Oct 11 The Tiny Seed Eric Carle
Oct 18 Where the Wild Things Are Maurice Sendak
Oct 25* Ghosts in the House! Kazuno Kohara
Nov 1 The Little Yellow Leaf Carin Berger
Nov 8 Zin! Zin! Zin! A Violin Marjorie Priceman
Nov 15 Babar’s Museum of Art Laurent De Brunhoff
Nov 22 Thank You, Omu Oge Mora
Nov 29 The Princess Knight Cornelia Funke
Dec 6 Not a Box Antoinette Portis
Dec 13 Art and Max David Wiesner
Dec 20 Journey Aaron Becker
Dec 27 Regina’s Big Mistake Marissa Moss

*Special Halloween Edition: Costumes encouraged! Enjoy a spooky story, a ghostly peek at art, and witchy art making with your grownup. Please, no weapons or large props in the Museum.

Dec
14
Sat
Public Tours
Dec 14 @ 1:00 pm
Public Tours

Museum Guides lead public tours every weekend. On Saturdays and Sundays, there is a Highlights tour focusing on the Museum’s collection at 1:00 p.m. At 2:00 p.m., the public tour focuses on the special exhibition or spotlights an area of the permanent collection.

Saturdays and Sundays
Highlights Tour at 1:00 p.m.
Exhibition/Spotlight Tour at 2:00 p.m.

Tours are free with admission.

Special Exhibition Tours: Posing Beauty
Dec 14 @ 2:00 pm
Special Exhibition Tours: Posing Beauty

Enjoy a Guide-led tour of the special exhibition Posing Beauty in African American Culture every Saturday and Sunday, October 20, 2019  – January 26, 2020.

Dec
15
Sun
Public Tours
Dec 15 @ 1:00 pm
Public Tours

Museum Guides lead public tours every weekend. On Saturdays and Sundays, there is a Highlights tour focusing on the Museum’s collection at 1:00 p.m. At 2:00 p.m., the public tour focuses on the special exhibition or spotlights an area of the permanent collection.

Saturdays and Sundays
Highlights Tour at 1:00 p.m.
Exhibition/Spotlight Tour at 2:00 p.m.

Tours are free with admission.

Special Exhibition Tours: Posing Beauty
Dec 15 @ 2:00 pm
Special Exhibition Tours: Posing Beauty

Enjoy a Guide-led tour of the special exhibition Posing Beauty in African American Culture every Saturday and Sunday, October 20, 2019  – January 26, 2020.

Performance: Cartoon Christmas Trio with special guest the Wilmington Children’s Chorus
Dec 15 @ 7:00 pm

Celebrate the holidays with the return of the Cartoon Christmas Trio to Delaware Art Museum! Assembled in 1995 by bassist Rob Swanson, the trio’s sole focus is compositions from classic Christmas cartoons—particularly the music of Vince Guaraldi, composer of the “Peanuts” soundtracks. The Cartoon Christmas Trio has made live appearances on NBC, ABC, and NPR, and comes back to the Museum to wow audiences with yuletide nostalgia.

ABOUT THE 2018 PERFORMANCE SERIES

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

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

Learn more.

Dec
20
Fri
Glory of Stories
Dec 20 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Glory of Stories

Glory of Stories introduces young visitors to art and the Museum through a story reading followed by an interactive tour of relevant works of art and a studio art project. This program encourages learning through discovery, exploration, and hands-on experiences. Ages 2 and up.

Group tour reservations are required for groups of 10 or more children. Chaperone guidelines and admission rates apply to reserved group tours. Learn more.

July 12 Spicy Hot Colors: Colores Picantes Sherry Shahan
July 19 Pool Jihyeon Lee
July 26 Drum Dream Girl Margarita Engle
Aug 2 Planting a Rainbow Lois Ehlert
Aug 9 Flyaway Katie Polly Dunbar
Aug 16 Shiver Me Letters June Sobel
Aug 23 Rosie Revere Engineer Andrea Beaty
Aug 30 The Great Paper Caper Oliver Jeffers
Sept 6 Go, Shapes, Go! Denise Fleming
Sept 13 Chameleon’s Colors Chisato Tashiro
Sept 20 Swirl by swirl Joyce Sidman
Sept 27 Little Blue and Little Yellow Leo Lionni
Oct 4 Dear Mr. Blueberry Simon James
Oct 11 The Tiny Seed Eric Carle
Oct 18 Where the Wild Things Are Maurice Sendak
Oct 25* Ghosts in the House! Kazuno Kohara
Nov 1 The Little Yellow Leaf Carin Berger
Nov 8 Zin! Zin! Zin! A Violin Marjorie Priceman
Nov 15 Babar’s Museum of Art Laurent De Brunhoff
Nov 22 Thank You, Omu Oge Mora
Nov 29 The Princess Knight Cornelia Funke
Dec 6 Not a Box Antoinette Portis
Dec 13 Art and Max David Wiesner
Dec 20 Journey Aaron Becker
Dec 27 Regina’s Big Mistake Marissa Moss

*Special Halloween Edition: Costumes encouraged! Enjoy a spooky story, a ghostly peek at art, and witchy art making with your grownup. Please, no weapons or large props in the Museum.

Dec
21
Sat
Public Tours
Dec 21 @ 1:00 pm
Public Tours

Museum Guides lead public tours every weekend. On Saturdays and Sundays, there is a Highlights tour focusing on the Museum’s collection at 1:00 p.m. At 2:00 p.m., the public tour focuses on the special exhibition or spotlights an area of the permanent collection.

Saturdays and Sundays
Highlights Tour at 1:00 p.m.
Exhibition/Spotlight Tour at 2:00 p.m.

Tours are free with admission.

Special Exhibition Tours: Posing Beauty
Dec 21 @ 2:00 pm
Special Exhibition Tours: Posing Beauty

Enjoy a Guide-led tour of the special exhibition Posing Beauty in African American Culture every Saturday and Sunday, October 20, 2019  – January 26, 2020.

Dec
22
Sun
Public Tours
Dec 22 @ 1:00 pm
Public Tours

Museum Guides lead public tours every weekend. On Saturdays and Sundays, there is a Highlights tour focusing on the Museum’s collection at 1:00 p.m. At 2:00 p.m., the public tour focuses on the special exhibition or spotlights an area of the permanent collection.

Saturdays and Sundays
Highlights Tour at 1:00 p.m.
Exhibition/Spotlight Tour at 2:00 p.m.

Tours are free with admission.