PROGRAMS & EVENTS

Dec
28
Sat
Special Exhibition Tours: Posing Beauty
Dec 28 @ 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
29
Sun
Special Exhibition Tours: Posing Beauty
Dec 29 @ 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.

Jan
4
Sat
Special Exhibition Tours: Posing Beauty
Jan 4 @ 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.

Jan
5
Sun
Special Exhibition Tours: Posing Beauty
Jan 5 @ 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.

Jan
11
Sat
Portrait Photography Workshop
Jan 11 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Portrait Photography Workshop

Students will produce images inspired by photographs in Posing Beauty in African American Culture. Lessons on studio lighting, background, props, and posing the model will be taught. Model fee included.

Special Exhibition Tours: Posing Beauty
Jan 11 @ 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.

Jan
12
Sun
Special Exhibition Tours: Posing Beauty
Jan 12 @ 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.

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

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

Instructor: Roe Murray

Special Exhibition Tours: Posing Beauty
Jan 18 @ 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.

Jan
19
Sun
Special Exhibition Tours: Posing Beauty
Jan 19 @ 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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Photos of Courtney Celeste Spears by Matthew Murphy.

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

SOLD OUT

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

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

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

Photos of Courtney Celeste Spears by Matthew Murphy.

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

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

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

Special Exhibition Tours: Posing Beauty
Jan 25 @ 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.

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

Special Exhibition Tours: Posing Beauty
Jan 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.

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
9
Sun
Family 2nd Sunday presents Chinese New Year Celebration: Year of the Rat
Feb 9 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Family 2nd Sunday presents Chinese New Year Celebration: Year of the Rat

Drop in for a full day of family-friendly programs. Free, suggested $10 donation. Family 2nd Sundays are sponsored by the Museum Council. 

10:00 a.m. Art Museum Babies. Ages 0–2.
11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Chinese New Year–inspired Art Activities.
11:30 a.m. Lion Dance and Folk Dance Troupes Perform.
12:00 p.m. and 2:00 p.m. Chinese Calligraphy and Dough Figuring.
1:30 p.m. Demonstration by CACC Yo-Yo Club followed by Feature Performance.

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

Community Preschool Fair
Mar 8 @ 10:00 am – 12:30 pm
Community Preschool Fair

Learn more about local preschools at the Museum’s Preschool Fair. Families are also invited to participate in Family 2nd Sunday and enjoy complimentary coffee. Children of all ages welcome. 

Participating Schools

  • Tower Hill
  • Tatnall School
  • Wilmington Friends School
  • Shirley’s Little Friends
  • The Independence School
  • University of Delaware
  • Christ Church Episcopal Preschool
  • St. Elizabeth School
  • Concordia Preschool
  • Ursuline Academy
  • Sanford School
  • All Saints Catholic School
  • Wilmington Montessori School
  • Western Family YMCA

*Additional preschools are still being added.

Family 2nd Sundays
Mar 8 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

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

Schedule

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

10:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Community Preschool Fair (All ages)
Learn more about local preschools at the Museum’s Preschool Fair and enjoy complimentary coffee.

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

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

PLEASE NOTE: There will be no Family 2nd Sunday on April 12, 2020.

Sponsor

Family 2nd Sundays are sponsored by the Museum Council.
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
1
Wed
Riverside Rhythm with Step Afrika! – Cancelled
Apr 1 @ 6:00 pm
Riverside Rhythm with Step Afrika! - Cancelled @ The Warehouse

This event has been cancelled.

The Delaware Art Museum welcomes Step Afrika! back to Wilmington with its newest production 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.

Experience how the rhythm survived in Wilmington through performances by local groups culminating with a performance by Step Afrika! Followed by a Q & A with members of Step Afrika!, who include graduates of HBCU’s from across the nation. Come ask questions from young adults who were in your seats not to long ago! This event is being planned by the teens from Jack and Jill, Inc New Castle County Chapter and The Warehouse.

This event is designed for teens by teens. 

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
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.

Apr
30
Thu
DelArt Readers: Book Club
Apr 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.

RSVP encouraged, but not required. Email ejarvis@delart.org.

April 30, 2020

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

by Gregory Curtis (Non-Fiction)

Purchase Book.

May 14, 2020


A Piece of the World

by Christina Baker Kline (Fiction)

Available for purchase in the Museum Store.

Purchase Book.

May 28, 2020


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

by Will Gompertz (Non-Fiction)

Purchase Book.

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.

Purchase 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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.

May
10
Sun
Family 2nd Sunday Celebrates Mother’s Day – Cancelled
May 10 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

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

Schedule

9:00 a.m.
Family Yoga (Ages 4+)
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.
Art Museum Babies (Ages 0-2)
Join 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 (Ages 2-6)
Begin with a story reading in Kids’ Corner followed by an interactive tour through two galleries and creating a work of art.

11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Lunch Bunch (All families)
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.
Sunday Studio (Ages 6+)
Create art together and learn about new materials and techniques from a professional teaching artist.

Sponsor

Family 2nd Sundays are sponsored by the Museum Council.
May
14
Thu
Annual Members Meeting – Cancelled
May 14 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Annual Members Meeting - Cancelled

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

DelArt Readers: Book Club
May 14 @ 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.

RSVP encouraged, but not required. Email ejarvis@delart.org.

April 30, 2020

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

by Gregory Curtis (Non-Fiction)

Purchase Book.

May 14, 2020


A Piece of the World

by Christina Baker Kline (Fiction)

Available for purchase in the Museum Store.

Purchase Book.

May 28, 2020


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

by Will Gompertz (Non-Fiction)

Purchase Book.

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.

Purchase 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

May
15
Fri
Glory of Stories
May 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.

Books Through June 2020

3/20 Do Pirates Take Baths?, Kathy Tucker – This event has been cancelled.
3/27 Worm Weather, Jean Taft – This event has been cancelled.

4/3 Hugo & Miles in I’ve Painted Everything!, Scott Magoon – This event has been cancelled.
4/10 Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus, Mo Willems – This event has been cancelled.
4/17 Extra Yarn, Mac Barnett – This event has been cancelled.
4/24 The Tree Lady, H. Joseph Harris – This event has been cancelled.

5/1 Round is a Tortilla, Roseanne Thong – This event has been cancelled.
5/8 Abuela, Arthur Dorros – This event has been cancelled.
5/15 The Day the Crayons Came Home, Drew Daywalt and Oliver Jeffers
5/22 Yesterday I had the Blues, Jeron Ashford Frame
5/29 The Night Gardener, Terry Fan

6/5 Ish, Peter Reynolds
6/12 Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus, Mo Willems
6/19 Alma and How She Got Her Name, Juana Martinez-Neal

May
16
Sat
Public Tours: Museum Highlights
May 16 @ 1:00 pm
Public Tours: Museum Highlights

Explore the highlights of the Delaware Art Museum’s collection with a knowledgeable and friendly Museum Guide, every Saturday and Sunday at 1 p.m.

Public Tours: Special Exhibition
May 16 @ 2:00 pm
Public Tours: Special Exhibition

Explore the special exhibition with a knowledgeable and friendly Museum Guide, Saturdays and Sundays at 2 p.m. This season, special exhibition tours will visit Layered Abstraction: Margo Allman and Helen Mason.

May
17
Sun
Public Tours: Museum Highlights
May 17 @ 1:00 pm
Public Tours: Museum Highlights

Explore the highlights of the Delaware Art Museum’s collection with a knowledgeable and friendly Museum Guide, every Saturday and Sunday at 1 p.m.

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

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

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

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

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

April 19 event has been cancelled.

Public Tours: Special Exhibition
May 17 @ 2:00 pm
Public Tours: Special Exhibition

Explore the special exhibition with a knowledgeable and friendly Museum Guide, Saturdays and Sundays at 2 p.m. This season, special exhibition tours will visit Layered Abstraction: Margo Allman and Helen Mason.

May
21
Thu
Performance: Pyxis Piano Quartet – Continental Bridges
May 21 @ 7:30 pm
Performance: Pyxis Piano Quartet - Continental Bridges @ Delaware Art Museum

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

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

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

About Pyxis Piano Quartet

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

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

Learn more.

ABOUT THE PERFORMANCE SERIES

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

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

Learn more.

May
22
Fri
Glory of Stories
May 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.

Books Through June 2020

3/20 Do Pirates Take Baths?, Kathy Tucker – This event has been cancelled.
3/27 Worm Weather, Jean Taft – This event has been cancelled.

4/3 Hugo & Miles in I’ve Painted Everything!, Scott Magoon – This event has been cancelled.
4/10 Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus, Mo Willems – This event has been cancelled.
4/17 Extra Yarn, Mac Barnett – This event has been cancelled.
4/24 The Tree Lady, H. Joseph Harris – This event has been cancelled.

5/1 Round is a Tortilla, Roseanne Thong – This event has been cancelled.
5/8 Abuela, Arthur Dorros – This event has been cancelled.
5/15 The Day the Crayons Came Home, Drew Daywalt and Oliver Jeffers
5/22 Yesterday I had the Blues, Jeron Ashford Frame
5/29 The Night Gardener, Terry Fan

6/5 Ish, Peter Reynolds
6/12 Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus, Mo Willems
6/19 Alma and How She Got Her Name, Juana Martinez-Neal

May
23
Sat
Public Tours: Museum Highlights
May 23 @ 1:00 pm
Public Tours: Museum Highlights

Explore the highlights of the Delaware Art Museum’s collection with a knowledgeable and friendly Museum Guide, every Saturday and Sunday at 1 p.m.

Public Tours: Special Exhibition
May 23 @ 2:00 pm
Public Tours: Special Exhibition

Explore the special exhibition with a knowledgeable and friendly Museum Guide, Saturdays and Sundays at 2 p.m. This season, special exhibition tours will visit Layered Abstraction: Margo Allman and Helen Mason.

May
24
Sun
Public Tours: Museum Highlights
May 24 @ 1:00 pm
Public Tours: Museum Highlights

Explore the highlights of the Delaware Art Museum’s collection with a knowledgeable and friendly Museum Guide, every Saturday and Sunday at 1 p.m.

Public Tours: Special Exhibition
May 24 @ 2:00 pm
Public Tours: Special Exhibition

Explore the special exhibition with a knowledgeable and friendly Museum Guide, Saturdays and Sundays at 2 p.m. This season, special exhibition tours will visit Layered Abstraction: Margo Allman and Helen Mason.

May
28
Thu
DelArt Readers: Book Club
May 28 @ 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.

RSVP encouraged, but not required. Email ejarvis@delart.org.

April 30, 2020

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

by Gregory Curtis (Non-Fiction)

Purchase Book.

May 14, 2020


A Piece of the World

by Christina Baker Kline (Fiction)

Available for purchase in the Museum Store.

Purchase Book.

May 28, 2020


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

by Will Gompertz (Non-Fiction)

Purchase Book.

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.

Purchase 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

May
29
Fri
Glory of Stories
May 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.

Books Through June 2020

3/20 Do Pirates Take Baths?, Kathy Tucker – This event has been cancelled.
3/27 Worm Weather, Jean Taft – This event has been cancelled.

4/3 Hugo & Miles in I’ve Painted Everything!, Scott Magoon – This event has been cancelled.
4/10 Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus, Mo Willems – This event has been cancelled.
4/17 Extra Yarn, Mac Barnett – This event has been cancelled.
4/24 The Tree Lady, H. Joseph Harris – This event has been cancelled.

5/1 Round is a Tortilla, Roseanne Thong – This event has been cancelled.
5/8 Abuela, Arthur Dorros – This event has been cancelled.
5/15 The Day the Crayons Came Home, Drew Daywalt and Oliver Jeffers
5/22 Yesterday I had the Blues, Jeron Ashford Frame
5/29 The Night Gardener, Terry Fan

6/5 Ish, Peter Reynolds
6/12 Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus, Mo Willems
6/19 Alma and How She Got Her Name, Juana Martinez-Neal

May
30
Sat
Public Tours: Museum Highlights
May 30 @ 1:00 pm
Public Tours: Museum Highlights

Explore the highlights of the Delaware Art Museum’s collection with a knowledgeable and friendly Museum Guide, every Saturday and Sunday at 1 p.m.

Public Tours: Special Exhibition
May 30 @ 2:00 pm
Public Tours: Special Exhibition

Explore the special exhibition with a knowledgeable and friendly Museum Guide, Saturdays and Sundays at 2 p.m. This season, special exhibition tours will visit Layered Abstraction: Margo Allman and Helen Mason.

May
31
Sun
Public Tours: Museum Highlights
May 31 @ 1:00 pm
Public Tours: Museum Highlights

Explore the highlights of the Delaware Art Museum’s collection with a knowledgeable and friendly Museum Guide, every Saturday and Sunday at 1 p.m.

Public Tours: Special Exhibition
May 31 @ 2:00 pm
Public Tours: Special Exhibition

Explore the special exhibition with a knowledgeable and friendly Museum Guide, Saturdays and Sundays at 2 p.m. This season, special exhibition tours will visit Layered Abstraction: Margo Allman and Helen Mason.

Jun
4
Thu
Performance: Pyxis Piano Quartet – Epic Divas
Jun 4 @ 7:30 pm
Performance: Pyxis Piano Quartet - Epic Divas @ Delaware Art Museum

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

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

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

About Pyxis Piano Quartet

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

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

Learn more.

ABOUT THE PERFORMANCE SERIES

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

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

Learn more.

Jun
5
Fri
Glory of Stories
Jun 5 @ 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.

Books Through June 2020

3/20 Do Pirates Take Baths?, Kathy Tucker – This event has been cancelled.
3/27 Worm Weather, Jean Taft – This event has been cancelled.

4/3 Hugo & Miles in I’ve Painted Everything!, Scott Magoon – This event has been cancelled.
4/10 Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus, Mo Willems – This event has been cancelled.
4/17 Extra Yarn, Mac Barnett – This event has been cancelled.
4/24 The Tree Lady, H. Joseph Harris – This event has been cancelled.

5/1 Round is a Tortilla, Roseanne Thong – This event has been cancelled.
5/8 Abuela, Arthur Dorros – This event has been cancelled.
5/15 The Day the Crayons Came Home, Drew Daywalt and Oliver Jeffers
5/22 Yesterday I had the Blues, Jeron Ashford Frame
5/29 The Night Gardener, Terry Fan

6/5 Ish, Peter Reynolds
6/12 Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus, Mo Willems
6/19 Alma and How She Got Her Name, Juana Martinez-Neal

Art is Tasty
Jun 5 @ 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 2020 Topics

April 3: Layered Abstraction: Margo Allman & Helen Mason special exhibition – This event has been cancelled.
May 1: Queen’s Closet, Richard Cleaver – This event has been cancelled.
June 5: 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
6
Sat
Public Tours: Museum Highlights
Jun 6 @ 1:00 pm
Public Tours: Museum Highlights

Explore the highlights of the Delaware Art Museum’s collection with a knowledgeable and friendly Museum Guide, every Saturday and Sunday at 1 p.m.

Public Tours: Special Exhibition
Jun 6 @ 2:00 pm
Public Tours: Special Exhibition

Explore the special exhibition with a knowledgeable and friendly Museum Guide, Saturdays and Sundays at 2 p.m. This season, special exhibition tours will visit Layered Abstraction: Margo Allman and Helen Mason.

Jun
7
Sun
Public Tours: Museum Highlights
Jun 7 @ 1:00 pm
Public Tours: Museum Highlights

Explore the highlights of the Delaware Art Museum’s collection with a knowledgeable and friendly Museum Guide, every Saturday and Sunday at 1 p.m.

Public Tours: Special Exhibition
Jun 7 @ 2:00 pm
Public Tours: Special Exhibition

Explore the special exhibition with a knowledgeable and friendly Museum Guide, Saturdays and Sundays at 2 p.m. This season, special exhibition tours will visit Layered Abstraction: Margo Allman and Helen Mason.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

Meeting dates and books being discussed:

Thursday, March 12 — This event has been cancelled.
Making Our Way Home: The Great Migration and the Black American Dream by Blair Imani
Purchase Book.

Thursday, April 9 — This event has been cancelled.
A Phoenix First Must Burn, edited by Patrice Caldwell
Purchase Book.

Thursday, May 14 — This event has been cancelled.
When You Were Everything by Ashley Woodfolk
Purchase Book.

Thursday, June 11
You Should See Me in a Crown by Leah Johnson
Purchase Book.

20% discount applicable to in-store purchases only.

Partners

Jun
12
Fri
Glory of Stories
Jun 12 @ 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.

Books Through June 2020

3/20 Do Pirates Take Baths?, Kathy Tucker – This event has been cancelled.
3/27 Worm Weather, Jean Taft – This event has been cancelled.

4/3 Hugo & Miles in I’ve Painted Everything!, Scott Magoon – This event has been cancelled.
4/10 Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus, Mo Willems – This event has been cancelled.
4/17 Extra Yarn, Mac Barnett – This event has been cancelled.
4/24 The Tree Lady, H. Joseph Harris – This event has been cancelled.

5/1 Round is a Tortilla, Roseanne Thong – This event has been cancelled.
5/8 Abuela, Arthur Dorros – This event has been cancelled.
5/15 The Day the Crayons Came Home, Drew Daywalt and Oliver Jeffers
5/22 Yesterday I had the Blues, Jeron Ashford Frame
5/29 The Night Gardener, Terry Fan

6/5 Ish, Peter Reynolds
6/12 Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus, Mo Willems
6/19 Alma and How She Got Her Name, Juana Martinez-Neal

Jun
13
Sat
Public Tours: Museum Highlights
Jun 13 @ 1:00 pm
Public Tours: Museum Highlights

Explore the highlights of the Delaware Art Museum’s collection with a knowledgeable and friendly Museum Guide, every Saturday and Sunday at 1 p.m.

Public Tours: Special Exhibition
Jun 13 @ 2:00 pm
Public Tours: Special Exhibition

Explore the special exhibition with a knowledgeable and friendly Museum Guide, Saturdays and Sundays at 2 p.m. This season, special exhibition tours will visit Layered Abstraction: Margo Allman and Helen Mason.

Jun
14
Sun
Public Tours: Museum Highlights
Jun 14 @ 1:00 pm
Public Tours: Museum Highlights

Explore the highlights of the Delaware Art Museum’s collection with a knowledgeable and friendly Museum Guide, every Saturday and Sunday at 1 p.m.

Public Tours: Special Exhibition
Jun 14 @ 2:00 pm
Public Tours: Special Exhibition

Explore the special exhibition with a knowledgeable and friendly Museum Guide, Saturdays and Sundays at 2 p.m. This season, special exhibition tours will visit Layered Abstraction: Margo Allman and Helen Mason.

Jun
19
Fri
Glory of Stories
Jun 19 @ 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.

Books Through June 2020

3/20 Do Pirates Take Baths?, Kathy Tucker – This event has been cancelled.
3/27 Worm Weather, Jean Taft – This event has been cancelled.

4/3 Hugo & Miles in I’ve Painted Everything!, Scott Magoon – This event has been cancelled.
4/10 Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus, Mo Willems – This event has been cancelled.
4/17 Extra Yarn, Mac Barnett – This event has been cancelled.
4/24 The Tree Lady, H. Joseph Harris – This event has been cancelled.

5/1 Round is a Tortilla, Roseanne Thong – This event has been cancelled.
5/8 Abuela, Arthur Dorros – This event has been cancelled.
5/15 The Day the Crayons Came Home, Drew Daywalt and Oliver Jeffers
5/22 Yesterday I had the Blues, Jeron Ashford Frame
5/29 The Night Gardener, Terry Fan

6/5 Ish, Peter Reynolds
6/12 Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus, Mo Willems
6/19 Alma and How She Got Her Name, Juana Martinez-Neal

Jun
20
Sat
Public Tours: Museum Highlights
Jun 20 @ 1:00 pm
Public Tours: Museum Highlights

Explore the highlights of the Delaware Art Museum’s collection with a knowledgeable and friendly Museum Guide, every Saturday and Sunday at 1 p.m.

Public Tours: Special Exhibition
Jun 20 @ 2:00 pm
Public Tours: Special Exhibition

Explore the special exhibition with a knowledgeable and friendly Museum Guide, Saturdays and Sundays at 2 p.m. This season, special exhibition tours will visit Layered Abstraction: Margo Allman and Helen Mason.

Jun
21
Sun
Public Tours: Museum Highlights
Jun 21 @ 1:00 pm
Public Tours: Museum Highlights

Explore the highlights of the Delaware Art Museum’s collection with a knowledgeable and friendly Museum Guide, every Saturday and Sunday at 1 p.m.

Public Tours: Special Exhibition
Jun 21 @ 2:00 pm
Public Tours: Special Exhibition

Explore the special exhibition with a knowledgeable and friendly Museum Guide, Saturdays and Sundays at 2 p.m. This season, special exhibition tours will visit Layered Abstraction: Margo Allman and Helen Mason.