PROGRAMS & EVENTS

May
2
Wed
Dancing Monks of Assam – Performance at The Queen
May 2 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

The Dancing Monks perform Sattriya, a form of dance drama unique to their monastery in Northeast India. They dance to honor the god Vishnu in his flute-playing Krishna incarnation, narrating playful, sensuous, and fantastical episodes of his life as recounted in the ancient epics.

All ages. 

Sponsors

Founded in 2013, Headlong’s Incubated Artist program was created to provide fiscal sponsorship, along with financial management, communications and fundraising advice, subsidized rehearsal space, planning and strategic thinking to dance and theater artists who are women, trans and/or artist persons of color.

Original support for this project was provided to Madhusmita Bora by The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage, Philadelphia.

     

May
5
Sat
Yoga in the Garden
May 5 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am
Yoga in the Garden

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

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

Dancing Monks of Assam – Day of Mindfulness
May 5 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Experience family yoga and meditation led by the Dancing Monks of Assam. From the monasteries in northeast India, the Dancing Monks perform Sattriya—a form of dance-drama cultivated as a way of worship in the monasteries of Assam. Learn more during this day of mindfulness by viewing a documentary and participating in a question and answer session.

All ages. 

Schedule

9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

Chanting Meditation
Location: Fusco Lobby or Chihuly Bridge

Movement (Yoga)
Location: Copeland Sculpture Garden (Thronson Rain site)

10:00  a.m. – 11:00 a.m. No programming

11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. & 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. 

Mask Making (Max. 25 people per session)
Location: Children’s Studio or Painting Studio

11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. & 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Makeup Workshop (drop in)
Location: Tent on North Terrace or East Court

1:00 p.m. – 1:45 p.m.

Chanting Meditation
Location: Thronson Meeting Room

Movement (Yoga)
Location: Copeland Sculpture Garden (no rain site)

2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Documentary with Q&A
Location: DuPont Auditorium

Sponsors

Founded in 2013, Headlong’s Incubated Artist program was created to provide fiscal sponsorship, along with financial management, communications and fundraising advice, subsidized rehearsal space, planning and strategic thinking to dance and theater artists who are women, trans and/or artist persons of color.

Original support for this project was provided to Madhusmita Bora by The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage, Philadelphia.

    

Highlights Tour
May 5 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Highlights Tour

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.

Exhibition Tour
May 5 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Exhibition Tour

Museum guides lead public tours every weekend. On Saturdays and Sundays, there is a tour of a particular exhibition at 2:00 p.m.

May
6
Sun
Highlights Tour
May 6 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Highlights Tour

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.

Exhibition Tour
May 6 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Exhibition Tour

Docents lead public tours every weekend. On Saturdays and Sundays, there is a tour of a particular exhibition at 2:00 p.m.

May
7
Mon
Landscape Photography
May 7 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Landscape Photography

This class will focus on light, compostition, and mechanical techniques to produce the ultimate landscape photograph. The session will culminate in an exhibition of student work at the DuPont Environmental Education Center. Weekend field trips will alternate with some classes. Instructor: Kathleen Buckalew. No class May 28. 

May
10
Thu
Annual Members Meeting
May 10 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Annual Members Meeting

All Delaware Art Museum Members are invited to join Executive Director Sam Sweet and the Museum’s Board of Trustees for an informative presentation about the state of the Museum. Refreshments served following the meeting.

RSVP by contacting Heather Morrissey at 302.351.8526 or hmorrissey@delart.org by Thursday, May 3.

May
11
Fri
Nature Walk Series
May 11 @ 2:00 pm
Nature Walk Series

Observe nature through the lenses of art, horticulture, mindfulness, and the environment on an expert-led walking tour. Walks begin at a different site each week and last one hour unless otherwise noted.

Native plant walk – Full

Sunday, April 22 | 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. 
Location: Mt. Cuba Center

Mindfulness Walk with Hunter Clark-Fields – Cancelled

Friday, May 11 | 2:00 p.m. 
Location: Valley Garden Park

Urban Horticulture Walk with Educator Mackenzie Knight-Fochs

Sunday, May 20 | 2:00 p.m. 
Location: Delaware Center for Horticulture

REGISTER

May
12
Sat
Highlights Tour
May 12 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Highlights Tour

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.

Mother’s Day Weekend Tea – Cancelled
May 12 @ 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Mother’s Day Weekend Tea - Cancelled

Sorry, this event has been cancelled.

Spend a special afternoon at the Museum with family and a magical garden-themed tea! Taste tiny treats while creating blossoming works of art together.

Exhibition Tour
May 12 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Exhibition Tour

Museum guides lead public tours every weekend. On Saturdays and Sundays, there is a tour of a particular exhibition at 2:00 p.m.

May
13
Sun
Highlights Tour
May 13 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Highlights Tour

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.

Exhibition Tour
May 13 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Exhibition Tour

Docents lead public tours every weekend. On Saturdays and Sundays, there is a tour of a particular exhibition at 2:00 p.m.

On Location Photography Workshops – Cancelled
May 13 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
On Location Photography Workshops - Cancelled

Inspired by the exhibition Eye on Nature: Andrew Wyeth and John Ruskin, students will meet at scenic sites to shoot on location. Students will learn about John Ruskin’s philosophy of nature and have the opportunity for group discussion and critique at the follow up session in the Museum’s studios. Students are responsible for paying admission fees at each location. Danny Schweers.

Hagley Museum and Library

Sunday, May 13 | 2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Museum meet up Sunday, May 20 | 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

May
14
Mon
Landscape Photography
May 14 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Landscape Photography

This class will focus on light, compostition, and mechanical techniques to produce the ultimate landscape photograph. The session will culminate in an exhibition of student work at the DuPont Environmental Education Center. Weekend field trips will alternate with some classes. Instructor: Kathleen Buckalew. No class May 28. 

May
17
Thu
Norman David and the Eleventet
May 17 @ 8:00 pm
Norman David and the Eleventet @ Delaware Art Museum

Unique and high energy jazz ensemble led by musician and composer Norman David

The Eleventet produces breathtaking ensemble-playing filled with monster solos. Norman David’s original compositions and arrangements propel the listener down unexpected paths and through surprising twists and turns. David directs, plays with and composes the music for his ensemble, The Eleventet.

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.

May
19
Sat
Yoga in the Garden
May 19 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am
Yoga in the Garden

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

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

Highlights Tour
May 19 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Highlights Tour

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.

Shelly Reuben Book Signing
May 19 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Shelly Reuben brings her fanciful new novel to the Delaware Art Museum

Edgar nominated mystery novelist Shelly Reuben returns to the museum that inspired so much of her work to talk about My Mostly Happy Life: Autobiography of a Climbing Tree. In the great tradition of 19th authors like Charles Dickens and Arthur Conan Doyle, Reuben’s novel was first serialized in newspapers; it is only now being released in book form. Also like her predecessors, her book is illustrated with artwork that captivates and delights.

Before Shelly takes center stage, Dr. Mary Holahan, our Curator of Illustration, will tell us a little about the illustrators in our world famous collection and how, historically, art and fiction in publishing have lived so long in “wedded bliss.”

Then join Shelly as she talks about Samuel Swerling, a World War II veteran and inventor who created a private park filled with large, leafy trees grown in a way that make them easy to climb. People fall in love in the Samuel Swerling Park. Painters paint pictures; dogs chase balls; pretty girls bask in the sun; and children do what the park was designed for them to do. They climb trees. It is an idyllic place where time stands still.

The book’s narrator is one of Sam Swerling’s climbing trees. He thrives on human contact, and in his long and happy life, has had few disappointments. Now, however, his very existence is being threatened by Jarvis Larchmont, a politician thrown out of the park for bullying when he was a twelve-year old boy.

Time passes. Sam’s granddaughter is a park trustee. Esther is young, beautiful, and like Sam, an inventor. When a hurricane floods the area, she and her family provide shelter to neighbors seeking refuge. At the same time, Jarvis Larchmont is put in charge of the city’s recreational facilities. Still bitterly resentful at having been thrown out of Sam’s park as a child, he joins forces with eco-terrorists to destroy it.

Suddenly, on Jarvis’ orders, our narrator and his fellow climbing trees are separated from all that they know and love. Separated from people. Separated from children.

They cry…and they begin to die.
But the Swerling family organizes. And they fight back.

My Mostly Happy Life is so delightfully detailed as to setting, characters and plot; Reuben’s diction so simple, clear and poetic—I forgot that a tree was telling me the story. The illustrations by Ruth McGraw are many and lovely.  Robert Knightly – Author of Bodies in Winter and The Cold Room

Through the tree’s magical eyes and voice, we meet a panorama of very real people who find comfortable seating and deep solace in his welcoming branches…Brisk story-telling, adroit dialogue, and authentic emotion keep the escapades of the tree and his friends lively and light-hearted. Mary F. Holahan – Curator of Illustration, Delaware Art Museum

My Mostly Happy Life brings to mind the Norman Rockwell world of the legendary Saturday Evening Post. The story is told, believe it or not, by a placid tree in a small park envisioned by Sam Swerling…This garden, too, has its evil serpent who grows up to become a city councilman intent on doing away with Sam Swerling’s park. That conflict affects all who love the park, you the reader, of course, and the characters who hold you in their spell.  David Williams – author of the novel Second Sight

www.shellyreuben.com

Books and Illustration at the Turn of the Century in Britain and America
May 19 @ 1:30 pm – 3:45 pm
Books and Illustration at the Turn of the Century in Britain and America

A public lecture presented by The Fellowship of American Bibliophilic Societies

In conjunction with The Fellowship of American Bibliophilic Societies’ (FABS) Annual Tour & Symposium and member club, The Delaware Bibliophiles, this talk will focus on illustration and book design—a strength of the collections of the Delaware Art Museum and the University of Delaware Library. A tea reception will follow the lecture.

1:30 p.m. 

  • Symposium “Books and Illustration at the Turn of the Century in Britain and America”
  • “Ouida Illustrated: Commerce, Politics, and Representation in the Illustrated Editions of Ouida’s Works”, Jesse R. Erickson, Postdoctoral Researcher in Special Collections and Digital Humanities, University of Delaware
  • “Rediscovering an American Woman Illustrator, Alice Barber Stephens”, Martha H. Kennedy, Curator, Popular & Applied Graphic Art, Library of Congress
  • “Christina Rossetti’s Goblin Market: 150 Years of Art & Illustration”, Casey Smith, Visiting Professor of English, West Chester University

3:00 p.m.    

  • Tea Reception

This talk is sponsored by the Friends of the Helen Farr Sloan Library. 

Exhibition Tour
May 19 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Exhibition Tour

Museum guides lead public tours every weekend. On Saturdays and Sundays, there is a tour of a particular exhibition at 2:00 p.m.

May
20
Sun
Nature Sketching – Cancelled
May 20 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Nature Sketching - Cancelled

Discover inspiration in nature with this relaxing workshop. Observe and capture the beauty of the natural world in a journal using watercolor, pen, and ink. Instructor: Rosemary Connelly. 30-minute lunch break.

Highlights Tour
May 20 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Highlights Tour

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.

Exhibition Tour
May 20 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Exhibition Tour

Docents lead public tours every weekend. On Saturdays and Sundays, there is a tour of a particular exhibition at 2:00 p.m.

Meet the Artists from Impermanence: Mystery, Transformation, Light
May 20 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Meet the Artists from Impermanence: Mystery, Transformation, Light

Join us for Meet the Artists events on Sunday, May 20 and June 24 from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. and Thursday, July 19 from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. where exhibiting artists will be in the gallery and welcome discussion and questions about their work.

Impermanence: Mystery, Transformation, Light

May 19 – August 5, 2018

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

Nature Walk Series
May 20 @ 2:00 pm
Nature Walk Series

Observe nature through the lenses of art, horticulture, mindfulness, and the environment on an expert-led walking tour. Walks begin at a different site each week and last one hour unless otherwise noted.

Native plant walk – Full

Sunday, April 22 | 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. 
Location: Mt. Cuba Center

Mindfulness Walk with Hunter Clark-Fields – Cancelled

Friday, May 11 | 2:00 p.m. 
Location: Valley Garden Park

Urban Horticulture Walk with Educator Mackenzie Knight-Fochs

Sunday, May 20 | 2:00 p.m. 
Location: Delaware Center for Horticulture

REGISTER

May
21
Mon
Landscape Photography
May 21 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Landscape Photography

This class will focus on light, compostition, and mechanical techniques to produce the ultimate landscape photograph. The session will culminate in an exhibition of student work at the DuPont Environmental Education Center. Weekend field trips will alternate with some classes. Instructor: Kathleen Buckalew. No class May 28. 

May
24
Thu
Summer Happy Hours
May 24 @ 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Summer Happy Hours

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

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

All ages welcome! Kid Friendly.

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

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

May
26
Sat
Highlights Tour
May 26 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Highlights Tour

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.

Exhibition Tour
May 26 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Exhibition Tour

Museum guides lead public tours every weekend. On Saturdays and Sundays, there is a tour of a particular exhibition at 2:00 p.m.

May
27
Sun
Highlights Tour
May 27 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Highlights Tour

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.

Exhibition Tour
May 27 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Exhibition Tour

Docents lead public tours every weekend. On Saturdays and Sundays, there is a tour of a particular exhibition at 2:00 p.m.

May
31
Thu
Summer Happy Hours
May 31 @ 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Summer Happy Hours

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

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

All ages welcome! Kid Friendly.

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

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

Jun
1
Fri
Backyard Bash
Jun 1 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

The Museum’s annual outdoor event returns with more music, food, art, and fun! In partnership with People’s Festival organizers, this event features local musicians, food trucks from Rolling Revolution, family-friendly art activities, face painting, arts vendors and lawn games. Food and bar is also available from our own Toscana Café. Guests are welcome to set up their own chairs or blankets in the Copeland Sculpture Garden. Free parking is available behind the Museum, please follow signs to the parking lot – and please be considerate of our neighbors if parking outside our lot. Purchase tickets in advance to avoid entrance lines.

Performance Schedule

6:00 p.m. – 6:45 p.m. Terretta Storm (Rock Band)

6:55 p.m. – 7:40 p.m. Darnell Miller (Pop/Rock)

7:50 p.m. – 8:35 p.m.   Jea P. Street, Jr. (R & B)

8:35 p.m. – 8:50 p.m.  Jae Focus (Hip Hop)

9:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. Swift Technique (Funk horn band)

Partners & Sponsors

     

 

Jun
2
Sat
Yoga in the Garden
Jun 2 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am
Yoga in the Garden

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

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

Highlights Tour
Jun 2 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Highlights Tour

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.

Jun
3
Sun
Highlights Tour
Jun 3 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Highlights Tour

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.

Jun
4
Mon
Landscape Photography
Jun 4 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Landscape Photography

This class will focus on light, compostition, and mechanical techniques to produce the ultimate landscape photograph. The session will culminate in an exhibition of student work at the DuPont Environmental Education Center. Weekend field trips will alternate with some classes. Instructor: Kathleen Buckalew. No class May 28. 

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

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

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

All ages welcome! Kid Friendly.

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

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

A Dream Deferred: Documentary Screening and Panel Discussion
Jun 7 @ 6:00 pm

Join the Delaware Historical Society, Delaware Humanities, and the Delaware Art Museum for a screening of the documentary A Dream Deferred: Remembering the 1968 Occupation of the National Guard in Wilmington. Following the documentary, a discussion will be held with a panel of individuals who experienced the demonstrations. Their conversation will bring the events of 1968 into the present as we discuss the current state of race relations in Wilmington and in the United States. The panel will be moderated by Simone Austin, the Delaware Art Museum’s 2017 Alfred Appel Jr. Curatorial Fellow and M.A. History Graduate Student at the University of Delaware.

Archival photo from the aftermath of the 1968 Wilmington riots and National Guard occupation following the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., 1968. Photograph by Frank Fahey. © The News Journal, USA Today Network.

Jun
9
Sat
Highlights Tour
Jun 9 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Highlights Tour

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.

Jun
10
Sun
Highlights Tour
Jun 10 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Highlights Tour

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.

Jun
12
Tue
Welcoming Diverse Audiences
Jun 12 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Welcoming Diverse Audiences

Come enjoy lunch and a conversation with Marc Bamuthi Joseph, Chief of Program and Pedagogy at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts. As the Chief of Program and Pedagogy, Marc Bamuthi Joseph oversees the organization’s performing arts program as well as signature initiatives such as YBCA Fellows and the YBCA 100. Come discuss ways to attract diverse audiences and welcome them once they arrive. Lunch will be provided.

 

Jun
14
Thu
Summer Happy Hours
Jun 14 @ 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Summer Happy Hours

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

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

All ages welcome! Kid Friendly.

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

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

Meet the Artist with Marc Bamuthi Joseph
Jun 14 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Meet the Artist with Marc Bamuthi Joseph

Meet the artist and preview excerpts from the performance.

Marc Bamuthi Joseph’s new multimedia performance work/peh-LO-tah/ links art and sport to notions of camaraderie, pride, and tradition across cultures. Inspired by memories of playing soccer growing up, Joseph draws on his experiences as a child of Haitian immigrants, chronicles of his travels to World Cups in South Africa and Brazil, and his explosive hip-hop style.  The soccer technique-inspired choreography complements the musical narratives performed in English and Portuguese with the backdrop of South African drums, inspirational gospel, and the power of poetic verse.

Get your tickets today for the performance at the Grand Opera House on Friday, June 15 at 8:00 p.m.

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.

Jun
15
Fri
Marc Bamuthi Joseph
Jun 15 @ 8:00 pm
Marc Bamuthi Joseph @ The Grand Opera House

In the multimedia performance /peh-LO-tah/, Marc Bamuthi Joseph draws on his experiences as a child of Haitian immigrants and travels to World Cups in South Africa and Brazil. Combining explosive hip-hop and soccer-inspired choreography with inspirational spoken word and gospel, Joseph takes on present day immigrant life in America and the Black Lives Matter movement.

Meet the artist and preview excerpts from the performance at the Delaware Art Museum on June 14 from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

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.

Jun
16
Sat
Yoga in the Garden
Jun 16 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am
Yoga in the Garden

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

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

Spoken Word Workshop with Marc Bamuthi Joseph
Jun 16 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Spoken Word Workshop with Marc Bamuthi Joseph

High School and college age spoken word artist and wordsmiths come hone your craft with world reknowned spoken word artist Marc Bamuthi Joseph. This workshop is free.

BAMUTHI (Marc Bamuthi Joseph) is a curator of words, ideas and protagonists. His bold poetically-driven work investigates social issues and cultural identity. He is a steadfast believer in empathy as the most valuable currency in building community, and seeks to spark curiosity and dialogue about freedom, compassion, and fearlessness through pioneering arts stewardship and education.  A 2017 TEDGlobal Fellow, Bamuthi graced the cover of Smithsonian Magazine as one of America’s Top Young lnnovators in the Arts and Sciences; artistically directed HBO’s “Russell Simmons presents Brave New Voices” and is an inaugural recipient of the United States Artists Rockefeller Fellowship, which annually recognizes 50 of the country’s greatest living artists. Dance Magazine named him a Top Influencer in 2017.

 

Highlights Tour
Jun 16 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Highlights Tour

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.

Jun
17
Sun
Highlights Tour
Jun 17 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Highlights Tour

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.

Jun
21
Thu
Summer Happy Hours
Jun 21 @ 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Summer Happy Hours

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

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

All ages welcome! Kid Friendly.

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

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

Summer Solstice Labyrinth Walk
Jun 21 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Summer Solstice Labyrinth Walk

Slow down, settle your mind, and step into the tranquility of the Museum’s Labyrinth in the Anthony N. Fusco Reservoir. Visitors can enjoy a variety of seasonal walks throughout the year. Labyrinth programs are free, but donations are accepted to help maintain the Museum’s Labyrinth.

Jun
23
Sat
Reportage and Documentary Drawing (2-Day Workshop) – Cancelled
Jun 23 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
Reportage and Documentary Drawing (2-Day Workshop) - Cancelled

This workshop explores drawing on location, infusing the subject with both fact and feeling. Students will learn how to identify stories to document focusing on time, emotions and passion. As visual journalists, students will be sketching with a loose and bold style. (All levels) Travel between the Museum and sketching locations will be required. Instructor: Luis E. Aparicio.

Sorry, this workshop have been cancelled.

Highlights Tour
Jun 23 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Highlights Tour

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.

Jun
24
Sun
Reportage and Documentary Drawing (2-Day Workshop) – Cancelled
Jun 24 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
Reportage and Documentary Drawing (2-Day Workshop) - Cancelled

This workshop explores drawing on location, infusing the subject with both fact and feeling. Students will learn how to identify stories to document focusing on time, emotions and passion. As visual journalists, students will be sketching with a loose and bold style. (All levels) Travel between the Museum and sketching locations will be required. Instructor: Luis E. Aparicio.

Sorry, this workshop have been cancelled.

Highlights Tour
Jun 24 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Highlights Tour

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.

Meet the Artists from Impermanence: Mystery, Transformation, Light
Jun 24 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Meet the Artists from Impermanence: Mystery, Transformation, Light

Join us for Meet the Artists events on Sunday, May 20 and June 24 from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. and Thursday, July 19 from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. where exhibiting artists will be in the gallery and welcome discussion and questions about their work.

Impermanence: Mystery, Transformation, Light

May 19 – August 5, 2018

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

Mobile Documentary and Street Photography Workshop
Jun 24 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Mobile Documentary and Street Photography Workshop

 

Learn to harness the photographic capabilities of a mobile phone during this tutorial and photo walk. Students will stroll the Clifford Brown Jazz Festival taking pictures and learning on the go.

Instructor: David Norbut. 

Jun
28
Thu
Story Collection Training with Nico Carver
Jun 28 @ 4:00 pm
Story Collection Training with Nico Carver

This workshop will focus on teaching the “Story corps” method of story collection and digital preparation.  Participants will learn how to prepare for, interview, and record interviews with community members.  Participants will also learn how to process interview recordings to prepare them for digital archiving.  This class is being taught by Nico Carver from the University of Delaware’s Library.

Summer Happy Hours
Jun 28 @ 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Summer Happy Hours

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

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

All ages welcome! Kid Friendly.

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

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

Jun
30
Sat
Highlights Tour
Jun 30 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Highlights Tour

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.

Exhibition Tour
Jun 30 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Exhibition Tour

Museum guides lead public tours every weekend. On Saturdays and Sundays, there is a tour of a particular exhibition at 2:00 p.m.

Jul
1
Sun
Highlights Tour
Jul 1 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Highlights Tour

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.

Exhibition Tour
Jul 1 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Exhibition Tour

Docents lead public tours every weekend. On Saturdays and Sundays, there is a tour of a particular exhibition at 2:00 p.m.

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

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

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

All ages welcome! Kid Friendly.

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

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

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

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

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

Highlights Tour
Jul 7 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Highlights Tour

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.

Exhibition Tour
Jul 7 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Exhibition Tour

Museum guides lead public tours every weekend. On Saturdays and Sundays, there is a tour of a particular exhibition at 2:00 p.m.

Jul
8
Sun
Highlights Tour
Jul 8 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Highlights Tour

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.

Exhibition Tour
Jul 8 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Exhibition Tour

Docents lead public tours every weekend. On Saturdays and Sundays, there is a tour of a particular exhibition at 2:00 p.m.

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

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

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

All ages welcome! Kid Friendly.

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

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

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

Members and their guests

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

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

Sponsors

This event is sponsored by Bank of America.

Jul
14
Sat
Highlights Tour
Jul 14 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Highlights Tour

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.

Exhibition Tour
Jul 14 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Exhibition Tour

Museum guides lead public tours every weekend. On Saturdays and Sundays, there is a tour of a particular exhibition at 2:00 p.m.

Jul
15
Sun
Highlights Tour
Jul 15 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Highlights Tour

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.

Exhibition Tour
Jul 15 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Exhibition Tour

Docents lead public tours every weekend. On Saturdays and Sundays, there is a tour of a particular exhibition at 2:00 p.m.

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

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

Impermanence: Mystery, Transformation, Light

May 19 – August 5, 2018

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

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

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

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

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

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

All ages welcome! Kid Friendly.

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

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

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

This event is SOLD OUT.

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

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

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

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

About the Conference

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

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

Tickets limited; sell out likely. 

Conference Schedule

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

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

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

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

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

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

Click here to download presenter bios and session descriptions.

Sponsors

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

  

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

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

Tickets limited; sell out likely.

Conference Schedule

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

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

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

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

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

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

Click here to download presenter bios and session descriptions.

Pre-Conference Information

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

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

Sponsors

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

  

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

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

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

Highlights Tour
Jul 21 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Highlights Tour

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.

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

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

Not a Member? Join today!

Exhibition Tour
Jul 21 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Exhibition Tour

Museum guides lead public tours every weekend. On Saturdays and Sundays, there is a tour of a particular exhibition at 2:00 p.m.

Jul
22
Sun
Highlights Tour
Jul 22 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Highlights Tour

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.

Exhibition Tour
Jul 22 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Exhibition Tour

Docents lead public tours every weekend. On Saturdays and Sundays, there is a tour of a particular exhibition at 2:00 p.m.

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

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

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

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

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

All ages welcome! Kid Friendly.

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

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

Community Forums
Jul 26 @ 6:00 pm
Community Forums

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

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

REPRODUCTIVE JUSTICE FORUM WITH NETWORK DELAWARE

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

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

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

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

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

Jul
28
Sat
Highlights Tour
Jul 28 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Highlights Tour

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.

Exhibition Tour
Jul 28 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Exhibition Tour

Museum guides lead public tours every weekend. On Saturdays and Sundays, there is a tour of a particular exhibition at 2:00 p.m.

Jul
29
Sun
Highlights Tour
Jul 29 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Highlights Tour

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.

Exhibition Tour
Jul 29 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Exhibition Tour

Docents lead public tours every weekend. On Saturdays and Sundays, there is a tour of a particular exhibition at 2:00 p.m.

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

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

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

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

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

All ages welcome! Kid Friendly.

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

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