PROGRAMS & EVENTS

Jul
18
Thu
Happy Hours
Jul 18 @ 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm

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.

Large party seating may be reserved for a fee and Happy Hour snacks for your group may be preordered by calling Lauren McMahon, Event Coordinator at 302.351.8530. A limited number of lawn chairs may be rented for $5 each, or two for $5 for Museum Members.

Adult Art Projects

Thursdays, June 13, July 11 and August 8
5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Join your friends for quick adult art projects on the 2nd Thursday of the summer months. Projects may be completed in 30 minutes or less, created while you enjoy your Happy Hour beverages and live music on the Terrace, and your finished projects will go home with you that evening.

Art Projects are $5 for Members $7 for Non-Members.  Walk-ups welcome.     

Sponsor

Happy Hours are sponsored by Gordon, Fournaris & Mammarella, P.A.

Members Picnic
Jul 18 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Members Picnic

Enjoy a complimentary drink on the Terrace and a traditional picnic feast in the Sculpture Garden with music by Edgewater Avenue. Picnic and cash bar will begin at 6 p.m. In the event of rain, the event will be moved indoors.

Museum Members only.

To reserve your picnic and free gift, RSVP to Marie Cordivano at mcordivano@delart.org or 302.351.8572 by July 12.

Jul
20
Sat
Members Ice Cream Social
Jul 20 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Members Ice Cream Social

Stop by for an afternoon of family fun for Members. Enjoy ice cream, adult beverages, and garden games! In the event of inclement weather, Social will be held inside the Museum’s Thronson Café.

Jul
25
Thu
Happy Hours
Jul 25 @ 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm

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.

Large party seating may be reserved for a fee and Happy Hour snacks for your group may be preordered by calling Lauren McMahon, Event Coordinator at 302.351.8530. A limited number of lawn chairs may be rented for $5 each, or two for $5 for Museum Members.

Adult Art Projects

Thursdays, June 13, July 11 and August 8
5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Join your friends for quick adult art projects on the 2nd Thursday of the summer months. Projects may be completed in 30 minutes or less, created while you enjoy your Happy Hour beverages and live music on the Terrace, and your finished projects will go home with you that evening.

Art Projects are $5 for Members $7 for Non-Members.  Walk-ups welcome.     

Sponsor

Happy Hours are sponsored by Gordon, Fournaris & Mammarella, P.A.

Performance: Fanm d’Ayiti by Nathalie Joachim with the Spektral Quartet
Jul 25 @ 8:00 pm

Fanm d’Ayiti (Women of Haiti) is an evening-length work for voice, flute, string quartet and electronics developed by composer/performer Nathalie Joachim. Commissioned by St. Paul Chamber Orchestra’s Liquid Music Series, Fanm d’Ayiti is a celebration of some of Haiti’s most iconic yet under recognized female artists, as well as an exploration of Joachim’s Haitian heritage. The project features original songs incorporating the recorded voices of Joachim’s grandmother and the girls choir of her family’s home farming village of Dantan; new arrangements of songs by some of the greatest known female voices in Haitian history; and recorded interviews with these artists about their lives fighting for social justice and uplifting the people of Haiti. Developed in a two year Liquid Music Virtual Residency, Fanm d’Ayiti premiered in March 2018 with members of SPCO in St. Paul, MN, and will be presented in the 2018-19 and 2019-20 season with Spektral Quartet.

Flutist and composer Nathalie Joachim (Eighth Blackbird, Flutronix), “an edgy multi-genre performance artist who has long been pushing boundaries with her flute” (The Washington Post)

SPEKTRAL QUARTET actively pursues a vivid conversation between exhilarating works of the traditional canon and those written this decade, this year, or this week. With the New York Times writing that “they have everything: a supreme technical command that seems to come easily, a capacity to make complicated music clear, and, most notably…an ability to cast a magic spell”, Spektral is known for creating seamless connections across centuries, drawing in the listener with charismatic deliveries, interactive concert formats, an up-close atmosphere, and bold, inquisitive programming.

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.

Jul
26
Fri
Writers Gathering and Open Mic
Jul 26 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Writers Gathering and Open Mic

All writers regardless of conference attendance are invited to the Museum on Friday July 26 from 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. to network and mingle with other local writers and conference attendees. Meet session presenters, swap stories with your peers, and bring a short work to read at the Open Mic (3-minute time limit). Open Mic begins at 6:30 p.m. with Emcee Maria Masington.

To register for the gathering only, please use this link to the conference registration page and select attending the Friday Night Gathering and Open Mic.

Jul
27
Sat
3rd Annual Wilmington Writers Conference: Exploring Place
Jul 27 @ 8:30 am – 4:00 pm

Online registration are closed. Walk up registrations will be accepted on the day of the conference.

Join us for the 3rd annual Wilmington Writers Conference at the Delaware Art Museum. Drawing on the Museum’s place-centric summer exhibitions, this full-day conference will include a keynote presentation and craft talk by playwright and educator Erlina Ortiz, breakout sessions taught by area writers, networking, and a panel on how to maintain a writing life. The conference is open to individuals of all ages and experience levels—from first-time writers to published authors. Check back for more information, including detailed descriptions of the sessions. Registration opens May 28.

Writers Gathering & Open Mic: Friday, July 26, 2019 | 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Ticketed Conference: Saturday, July 27,  2019 | 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

CONFERENCE SCHEDULE

Event Location
8:30 – 9:15 Registration and complimentary coffee provided by The Happy Self-Publisher Fusco Main Hall
9:30 – 10:15 Keynote address by Erlina Ortiz DuPont Auditorium
10:30 – 12:00 Morning Sessions Check Listings
12:00 – 1:00 Lunch

Meet and Greet with Erlina Ortiz

Thronson Café /East Court

Museum Store

1:15 – 2:45 Afternoon sessions Check Listings
3:00 – 3:45 Panel: Writing While Working DuPont Auditorium
4:00 – 5:00 Networking Happy Hour East Court

Writers Gathering & Open Mic

All writers regardless of conference attendance are invited to the Museum on Friday July 26 from 6 – 8 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.

Conference Sessions

Erlina Ortiz—Keynote Session: The Power of Community and Using Your Powers for Good
JoAnn Balingit—Watershed: Personal Landmarks in Public Conversation for Poetry & Prose
Saliym Cooper —Out of My Mind, Just in Time
Tara Elliott—More than Meets the Eye: Developing Imagery through Brain Studies
Lois Hoffman—Building Your Writing Platform
Gemelle John—Unsafe Journeys: Internalizing the Exquisite Corpse
Carrie Knowles—When Place Becomes a Character How Do You Give it a Voice?
Maureen McVeigh—Where Have You Been All Your Life: A Travel Writing Workshop
Devon Miller-Duggan—Stepping Over the Frame: Ekphrasis as Journey into Edward Loper’s Paintings
Ann Quinn—Artifact as Muse: Using the Things We Share to Bring Nonfiction and Poetry to Life
Kim Roberts & Dan Vera—Claiming History: Writing Cliophrastic Poems
Nancy Sakaduski—The Local Connection: Using Sense of Place to Attract Readers, Agents, and Publishers

Click here to download presenter bios and session descriptions.

Panel

Writing While Working

Three writers, who have all balanced various aspects of adult-life (working full time, being a parent, cobbling together part-time gigs, etc.), will engage in frank discussion about the pitfalls and peaks of achieving your writing goals while navigating life.  Panelists include David P. Kozinski, Chet’la Sebree, and Mara Gorman. Moderator: Molly Giordano.

Totes

This year, by popular demand, we are offering branded totes for attendees! Consider adding a logo tote to your order when you register. There will be a limited number available for purchase on the day of the conference—pre-order highly recommended.

Sponsors

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

Jul
28
Sun
Artist Talk
Jul 28 @ 1:00 pm
Artist Talk

Join artists for a Gallery Talk in the special exhibition Relational Undercurrents: Contemporary Art of the Caribbean Archipelago.

Curated by Tatiana Flores and organized by the Museum of Latin American Art in Long Beach, California, Relational Undercurrents: Contemporary Art of the Caribbean Archipelago presents 21st-century art by artists with roots in Haiti, the Dominican Republic, Cuba, Puerto Rico, Curaçao, Aruba, St. Maarten, St. Martin, Martinique, Guadeloupe, Trinidad, Jamaica, The Bahamas, Barbados, and St. Vincent. Acknowledging the great diversity represented by these various countries, the exhibition explores thematic continuities found among the region. Relational Undercurrents features contemporary painting, installation art, sculpture, photography, video, and performance by over 60 artists from the islands of the Caribbean.

Sunday, June 23 | 2:00 p.m. Juana Valdes
Sunday, June 30 | 2:00 p.m. Scherezade Garcia
Sunday, July 28 | 1:00 p.m. Nicole Awai

Sponsors

Stephen Kingsberry, Sheridan Quarless Kingsberry, Stephanie Lord, and the Arsht Cannon Fund

Aug
1
Thu
Happy Hours
Aug 1 @ 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm

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.

Large party seating may be reserved for a fee and Happy Hour snacks for your group may be preordered by calling Lauren McMahon, Event Coordinator at 302.351.8530. A limited number of lawn chairs may be rented for $5 each, or two for $5 for Museum Members.

Adult Art Projects

Thursdays, June 13, July 11 and August 8
5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Join your friends for quick adult art projects on the 2nd Thursday of the summer months. Projects may be completed in 30 minutes or less, created while you enjoy your Happy Hour beverages and live music on the Terrace, and your finished projects will go home with you that evening.

Art Projects are $5 for Members $7 for Non-Members.  Walk-ups welcome.     

Sponsor

Happy Hours are sponsored by Gordon, Fournaris & Mammarella, P.A.

Aug
3
Sat
African and Caribbean Festival
Aug 3 @ 2:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Celebrate African and Caribbean culture through music, food, fashion, and art in the Copeland Sculpture Garden. Step inside for a tour of the new Caribbean-themed exhibition, Relational Undercurrents.

Click here for vendor registration.

Partners and Sponsors

Presented in partnership with the Delaware African Caribbean Coalition: We Are Stronger and Better Together. This program is supported, in part, by the Arsht-Cannon Fund.

Aug
4
Sun
Public Tour – The Loper Tradition
Aug 4 @ 1:00 pm
Public Tour - The Loper Tradition

Join Edward Loper, Jr. in the galleries for an artist-led discussion of the paintings in The Loper Tradition: Paintings by Edward Loper, Sr. and Edward Loper, Jr. This unique opportunity allows visitors to hear firsthand from this important Wilmington painter.

Aug
8
Thu
Happy Hours
Aug 8 @ 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm

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.

Large party seating may be reserved for a fee and Happy Hour snacks for your group may be preordered by calling Lauren McMahon, Event Coordinator at 302.351.8530. A limited number of lawn chairs may be rented for $5 each, or two for $5 for Museum Members.

Adult Art Projects

Thursdays, June 13, July 11 and August 8
5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Join your friends for quick adult art projects on the 2nd Thursday of the summer months. Projects may be completed in 30 minutes or less, created while you enjoy your Happy Hour beverages and live music on the Terrace, and your finished projects will go home with you that evening.

Art Projects are $5 for Members $7 for Non-Members.  Walk-ups welcome.     

Sponsor

Happy Hours are sponsored by Gordon, Fournaris & Mammarella, P.A.

Aug
15
Thu
Evening for Educators: Art Swap!
Aug 15 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Evening for Educators: Art Swap!

Drop-in for free art supplies from studio surplus, discounted Museum Memberships, and information on school offerings throughout the year.

Happy Hours
Aug 15 @ 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm

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.

Large party seating may be reserved for a fee and Happy Hour snacks for your group may be preordered by calling Lauren McMahon, Event Coordinator at 302.351.8530. A limited number of lawn chairs may be rented for $5 each, or two for $5 for Museum Members.

Adult Art Projects

Thursdays, June 13, July 11 and August 8
5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Join your friends for quick adult art projects on the 2nd Thursday of the summer months. Projects may be completed in 30 minutes or less, created while you enjoy your Happy Hour beverages and live music on the Terrace, and your finished projects will go home with you that evening.

Art Projects are $5 for Members $7 for Non-Members.  Walk-ups welcome.     

Sponsor

Happy Hours are sponsored by Gordon, Fournaris & Mammarella, P.A.

“Eat Little and Live Long” a meal with Makeda Thomas
Aug 15 @ 7:30 pm

From the artist: “When a house fire destroyed my 100+ year old Brooklyn home earlier this year – and with it, not only the entire “analog” archive of my twenty year career in dance, but all of the research and documentation for my newest work – I grieved the loss of intellectual and cultural memory, and its impact on future work. More than before, I value embodied knowledges – not as ephemeral – but as the only true materiality.” “`Eat Little and Live Long’ is a new archive; a gathering that merges food, dance, and storytelling; an opportunity with artists and supporters of my work; a way to share and to practice; to make good on the ancestral knowledge to transform stories of loss into tales of togetherness”

Menu to be announced!

Aug
16
Fri
Performance: The Light Fantastical by Makeda Thomas
Aug 16 @ 8:00 pm

Exhilarating modern dance performance that explores Caribbean culture

The Museum is thrilled to host world-renowned Trinidadian dancer and choreographer, Makeda Thomas, on August 16. During this 40-minute performance in Fusco Grand Hall, Thomas and two dancers from her company will perform a captivating modern dance titled The Light Fantastical, a contemporary exploration of Caribbean culture through dance. This improvisational piece is imbued with metaphor for art and technology that comes out of Afrofuturist culture—or more appropriately, “Caribbean Futurisms.” It considers how Caribbean cultural forms navigate time and space, and innovate new histories, sciences, and aesthetics. As part of the performance, the Museum’s Fusco Grand Hall will be transformed into a space that will pull viewers into The Light!

The Light Fantastical will be preceded by a special 20-minute performance by professional dancers from Wilmington’s own Pieces of a Dream Dance Company. A long time artistic partner with the Museum, Pieces of a Dream is dedicated to exploring contemporary societal issues through the medium of dance.

About Makeda Thomas

“The postmodern African Diasporan dancer-scholar whose work goes beyond stereotype and the market appetite for clichés regarding the black dancing body.” Trinidadian artist Makeda Thomas’ choreography, films and site-specific work has been presented internationally, including at HARLEM Stage/Aaron Davis Hall, The Brooklyn Museum of Art, New York Live Arts, Teatro Africa, the National Gallery of Zimbabwe, Queens Hall, and Teatro de la Ciudad. Thomas has received awards and commissions from Creative Capital, Mid-Atlantic Arts Foundation, and 651 ARTS Black Dance: Tradition & Transformation, among others. She lives and works in Port of Spain and Brooklyn.

Schedule

7:00 pm – Museum doors open
8:00 pm – Curator tour by Margaret Winslow of works that Ms. Thomas is drawn to.
8:30 pm – Performance by Pieces of a Dream Dance Theatre of excerpts from Uprising: Rememberance|Resistance|Revival
8:50 pm – The Light Fantastical by Makeda Thomas
9:30 pm – Q & A with the artist

This project is supported in part by the National Endowment for the Arts.

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.

Aug
22
Thu
Happy Hours
Aug 22 @ 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm

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.

Large party seating may be reserved for a fee and Happy Hour snacks for your group may be preordered by calling Lauren McMahon, Event Coordinator at 302.351.8530. A limited number of lawn chairs may be rented for $5 each, or two for $5 for Museum Members.

Adult Art Projects

Thursdays, June 13, July 11 and August 8
5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Join your friends for quick adult art projects on the 2nd Thursday of the summer months. Projects may be completed in 30 minutes or less, created while you enjoy your Happy Hour beverages and live music on the Terrace, and your finished projects will go home with you that evening.

Art Projects are $5 for Members $7 for Non-Members.  Walk-ups welcome.     

Sponsor

Happy Hours are sponsored by Gordon, Fournaris & Mammarella, P.A.

Aug
29
Thu
Happy Hours
Aug 29 @ 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm

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.

Large party seating may be reserved for a fee and Happy Hour snacks for your group may be preordered by calling Lauren McMahon, Event Coordinator at 302.351.8530. A limited number of lawn chairs may be rented for $5 each, or two for $5 for Museum Members.

Adult Art Projects

Thursdays, June 13, July 11 and August 8
5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Join your friends for quick adult art projects on the 2nd Thursday of the summer months. Projects may be completed in 30 minutes or less, created while you enjoy your Happy Hour beverages and live music on the Terrace, and your finished projects will go home with you that evening.

Art Projects are $5 for Members $7 for Non-Members.  Walk-ups welcome.     

Sponsor

Happy Hours are sponsored by Gordon, Fournaris & Mammarella, P.A.

Sep
8
Sun
“Who Hears Twell Van Dunder” Family Opening
Sep 8 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Celebrate the newest interactive installation in Kids’ Corner! Families can meet the artists and explore this enchanting environment. Family Friendly.

We are excited to welcome back the Smiths as our 2019 – 2021 Family-in-Residence. “Who Hears Twell Van Dunder?” is a destination for kids and grownups that celebrates childhood and encourages us to play, imagine, and wonder-even after we have grown up.

Sep
9
Mon
Quarterly Open Studio and Critique
Sep 9 @ 9:30 am – 3:30 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.

Sep
12
Thu
Bus Trip to Biggs Museum of American Art and Woodburn Mansion
Sep 12 all-day
Bus Trip to Biggs Museum of American Art and Woodburn Mansion

Please join us for a day in Dover. We will be visiting the Biggs Museum in the morning with a tour, and in the afternoon, we will be touring Woodburn Mansion and Gardens.

The Biggs Museum is ‘dedicated to promoting an understanding and appreciation of the fine and decorative arts of Delaware, the Mid-Atlantic Region and the Nation from 1700 to the present’. Below are the descriptions of the two special exhibits that will be at the Museum.

Rebecca Raubacher: Drawings and Paintings
August 2 – October 20, 2019 – With shades from her past, the subjects of Raubacher’s paintings take form spontaneously at the intersection of gender, power, family and grace. This important one-woman show will feature recent works of figural studies by one of the Peninsula’s greatest talents.

Biggs Body 2019 Juried Exhibition Application
September 6 – November 17, 2019 – After years of successfully hosting juried art competitions for photographers and landscape artists of the Mid-Atlantic Region, The Biggs Museum is proud to introduce a new juried competition and exhibition concept of art forms featuring the human and animal figures. This exhibition will present art from all visual art media including, but not limited to: painting, drawing, sculpture, photography, craft, fiber, installation and video. The juried competition will select the top 50 – 60 works that most successfully interpret, evoke or respond to the body.

Your day will include round-trip motor coach, a guided tour of the Museum, lunch at the Grey Fox Grille, a tour of Woodburn Mansion and time for exploring on your own.

Reservations

Space is limited and must be reserved by September 3. Delaware Art Museum Members and their guests receive priority registration until August 26. Any remaining seats will be made available to the general public on that date. Registrations will be recorded in the order in which they are received. Payment must be made at time of registration.

Contact Marie Cordivano at 302.351.8572 or click the “Tickets” button above to register.
$80 Members, $90. Non-Members.*

Schedule (subject to change):

  • 8:30 a.m. Bus departs from the Delaware Art Museum
  • 9:30 a.m. Arrive at the Biggs Museum
  • 10:00 a.m. First group tours the Special Exhibit; second group roams the Museum
  • 10:45 a.m. Switch groups for tour
  • 12:00 p.m. Lunch at the Grey Fox Grille
  • 2:00 p.m. Tour of Woodburn Mansion
  • 3:15 p.m. Time on your own
  • 4:15 p.m. Bus departs from Dover
  • 5:15 p.m. Bus arrives back at Delaware Art Museum **

Lunch Menu

Beverages: Soft Drinks, Tea, and Coffee
First Course: House Salad or Bowl of Soup
Entrée Choices: (you will choose your entrée and sides at the restaurant)

  • Chicken Salad Sandwich – Homemade chicken salad on a soft bun or wrap, lettuce, tomatoes, and onion. (no nuts)
  • Grey Fox Burger – 6 oz. of fresh-never frozen-patties on a bun w/lettuce, tomatoes, and onions. Add cheese.
  • Veggie Skewers – Seasonal veggies, skewered and grilled. Healthy light fare!
  • Lettuce Wedge – ¼ Head of iceberg lettuce with bacon, bleu cheese crumbs, cucumbers, tomatoes, olives, red onion, and croutons.
  • Grey Fox Amazing Hamlet Sandwich – Grilled ham, provolone cheese, bacon, lettuce, tomato on Texas toast with their signature Hamlet sauce.

Sides: Seasoned hot tots, Pasta salad or Coleslaw
Dessert: Chefs selection of seasonal desserts
Cash Bar: Available

*Reservation fee includes transportation, admission, lunch, gratuity and light snack and wine on return trip and the driver’s gratuity. Registrations will be recorded in the order in which they are received. Payment must be made at time of registration. Trip is rain or shine.

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

Museum Guide Open House
Sep 12 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Museum Guide Open House

Our creative, knowledgeable, and passionate Museum Guides are highly trained volunteers who share their love for art with Museum visitors. This year’s training class will focus on engaging children and students 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.

Learn more at our Museum Guide Open House on Thursday, September 12, 5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

2020 Museum Guide Training will be held on Tuesday mornings, February through June, 2020. 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 tours for students and children take place on weekday mornings throughout the year.

We are currently recruiting Museum Guide Candidates for the 2020 Guide Training Class. To apply, please fill out the form by Tuesday, October 1: 2019 Guide Application

Contact Amelia Wiggins at awiggins@delart.org or 302.351.8503 for more information about becoming a Guide.

Sep
14
Sat
Solarplate Etching (Cancelled)
Sep 14 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Solarplate Etching (Cancelled)

30-minute lunch break. Instructor: Caroline Coolidge Brown

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.

Sep
15
Sun
Solarplate Etching (Cancelled)
Sep 15 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Solarplate Etching (Cancelled)

30-minute lunch break. Instructor: Caroline Coolidge Brown

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.

Performance: Wilmington Classical Guitar Society Member Showcase
Sep 15 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Performance: Wilmington Classical Guitar Society Member Showcase

Experience the beauty of classical guitar at a showcase featuring the Guitar Society’s professional and amateur members.

ABOUT THE PERFORMANCE SERIES

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

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

Sep
21
Sat
Korean Festival
Sep 21 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm

Participate in a cultural exchange exploring both traditional and modern Korean culture and celebrating the Korean Thanksgiving, Chuseok. Enjoy Korean-inspired art activities, a photo booth, Korean snack sampling, TaeKwonDo demonstrations, hands-on activities, and much more. Artwork created by students from the Delaware Korean School will be on display and Korean food will be available for purchase. Recommended for all ages.

This family-friendly event will leave you saying Sarang-hae-yo Korea – I love Korea!’

The Delaware Korean Festival from cynthia minhae yoo on Vimeo.

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Korean-inspired art activities, K-pop booth, singing booth, art display by students from the Delaware Korean School, Korean snack sampling, personalized Hangul script demonstrations, and photobooth with props and Korean traditional clothing

11:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.

AM Performance:  K-Pop Dance by HARU K-pop dance group, Arirang ensemble, music and dance performances by students from the Delaware Korean School, Korean traditional dance by Chong-mee Kim, Samgomu (Three drum dance) by Korean School of Southern New Jersey, and TaeKwonDo demonstrations by Tiger Kicks

1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

PM Performance:  Samul-nori percussion by Samkyoung Lee & Sungrae Cho, Gayageum Performance by Eunyoung Lee, String quartet by Philadelphia Korean Musicians Association (PKMA), Big Drum by Hyunjin Cha Drum, Korean food cooking demonstration, and trivia challenges

Sponsors

   

     Delaware Division of the Arts

Platinum: Delaware Art Musuem, Overseas Korean Foundation, Delaware Korean Association, Incorporating Services, Ltd., Tiger Kicks Taekwondo, Jin & Joshua Twilley, Jonathan & Young Park, James & Namyuk Yi

Gold: Chemours, GDWG Attorneys at Law

Silver: Zen Wellness Center, JCI Net International, Bear-Glasgow Dental, LLC., Kwang Sil & Young Hee Kim, Sung Ho Bae, Myunghee & Guido Geerts, Ted Moon & Sungmi Moon, Jimmy & Elena Chong, Grace Kwon & David Kubacki, Sofia F. Kim & Minchul F. Shin

Bronze: Sanghoon Kim, Chong & Young Kim, Unkyong & Todd Goldie, Vivian Suh Spahr, Joanne Yoo, Seonglan Kim Boyce, Clara Y. Lin, Seonyoung Park

 

Sep
23
Mon
Peace Week Delaware & Fall Equinox Labyrinth Walk
Sep 23 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Peace Week Delaware & Fall Equinox Labyrinth Walk

Participate in Peace Week Delaware with a walk through the Museum’s Labyrinth in the Anthony N. Fusco Reservoir. Free, donations accepted.

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

Instructor: Cynthia Swanson

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

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

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

Carol Arnott-Robbins, founder of NEWS4Women, will facilitate a panel discussion followed by a Q&A session. Topics will include career highlights, life stories, and hard-earned wisdom from these three influential women. The evening will also include a short preview of an upcoming exhibit at the Art Museum, Posing Beauty in African American Culture , which opens on October 19. The three October panelists include:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Meeting dates and books being discussed:

Thursday, October 10

Dear Haiti, Love Alaine

by Maika Moulite and Maritza Moulite

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

The Revolution of Birdie Randolph

by Brandy Colbert

Book available for purchase in the Museum Store.


Thursday, December 12

Some Places More Than Others

by Renée Watson

Book available for purchase in the Museum Store.

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

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

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

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

About Pyxis Piano Quartet

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

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

Learn more.

ABOUT THE PERFORMANCE SERIES

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

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

Learn more.

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

30-minute lunch break. Instructor: Caroline Coolidge Brown

Using garden plants and simple materials, students will explore the possibilities of organic and geometric compositions to create a series of monotypes on the museum’s large etching press. Basic printmaking lessons in tearing paper, registering paper, mixing colors, and using the press will be covered.  All materials in this class are non-toxic. Supplies included.

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

Instructor: Marne Ryan

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

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

30-minute lunch break. Instructor: Caroline Coolidge Brown

Using garden plants and simple materials, students will explore the possibilities of organic and geometric compositions to create a series of monotypes on the museum’s large etching press. Basic printmaking lessons in tearing paper, registering paper, mixing colors, and using the press will be covered.  All materials in this class are non-toxic. Supplies included.

Ring Workshop: From Basics to Sublime with Marne Ryan (2-day workshop)
Oct 13 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Ring Workshop: From Basics to Sublime with Marne Ryan (2-day workshop)

Instructor: Marne Ryan

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

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

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

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

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

About the Exhibitions

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

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

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

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

This lecture is part of the national Living Legacy Speaking Tour.

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

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

In partnership with Christiana Care Health System.

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

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

October 24, 2019


Becoming

by Michelle Obama

Amazon.com

November 21, 2019


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

by Sebastian Smee (Non-Fiction)

Amazon.com

December, 2019


No meeting

January 30, 2020


The Greater Journey: Americans in Paris

by David McCullough (Non-Fiction)

Goodreads.com

February 27, 2020


Circe

by Madeline Miller (Fiction)

Goodreads.com

March 26, 2020


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

by Gregory Curtis (Non-Fiction)

Goodreads.com

April 30, 2020


A Piece of the World

by Christina Baker Kline (Fiction)

Goodreads.com

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)

Goodreads.com

June 25, 2020


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

edited by Lawrence Block (Fiction)

Goodreads.com

July 30, 2020


A Month in the Country

by J.L. Carr (Fiction)

Goodreads.com

August 27, 2020


The Birth of Venus

by Sarah Dunant (Fiction)

Goodreads.com

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)

Goodreads.com

October 29, 2020


The Mabinogion

edited by Lady Charlotte Guest (Fiction)

Amazon.com

November 19, 2020


Clara and Mr. Tiffany

by Susan Vreeland (Fiction)

Goodreads.com

December, 2020


No meeting

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

“Between” is the sophomore release from Raye Jones Avery. A native of Philadelphia, Raye grew up in Wilmington, Delaware where she has been a staple in US arts world. As Executive Director of the Christina Cultural Arts Center, Raye has been one of the driving forces in the continued flourishing of creative arts in the Mid Atlantic region. Now, Raye is stepping out to make a more personal statement on her 2nd CD, produced by Dennis Fortune. Fortune also produced Raye’s debut recording project “Sistah Girl’s Lament”. E. Shawn Qaissaunee produced and arranged selections on “Between” as well. Between” was independently produced and recorded at Reeds Refuge Studio 505 in Wilmington.

Raye’s multi-genre influenced style brings new life to standards such as “The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face” and “Where Were You” by Stevie Wonder, John Legend’s “Ordinary People” and the Beatles’ “She’s Leaving Home”. “Between” also includes an original spoken word tribute to Clifford Brown. “Raye will perform musical director and pianist Dennis Fortune.

“Between” is an eclectic collection of selections that convey the miraculous ability to feel joy even in the presence of life’s tribulations. Raye describes her work as a “personal artistic statement about living. It’s about transcendence without losing my song”.

Personnel:

Raye Jones Avery, vocals
Dennis Fortune, musical director, piano
Cliff Kellum, bass
Harry Butch Reed, drums
Lynn Riley, woodwinds
Darnell Miller, guitar/vocals

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. There are multiple scheduled events this fall/winter where visitors will have the opportunity to be photographed for this project. One of them is before Raye Jones Avery’s performance on October 24.

We’d love to include your face in the wall of local portraits. A local professional photographer, Joe McSetridge, will be at the Museum on Thursday evening, October 24 (6-8 p.m.) to shoot photographs. Participants will receive a digital copy, and also receive a print copy once the photographs come off the walls in 2020. It would be our honor to include your face in this project. If you are interested in participating, please sign up using the link in the ticket confirmation email.

ABOUT THE PERFORMANCE SERIES

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

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

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

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

 

Nov
10
Sun
Performance: Kevin Cope
Nov 10 @ 1:00 pm
Performance: Kevin Cope

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

ABOUT THE PERFORMANCE SERIES

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

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

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

Instructor: Danny Schweers

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Meeting dates and books being discussed:

Thursday, October 10

Dear Haiti, Love Alaine

by Maika Moulite and Maritza Moulite

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

The Revolution of Birdie Randolph

by Brandy Colbert

Book available for purchase in the Museum Store.


Thursday, December 12

Some Places More Than Others

by Renée Watson

Book available for purchase in the Museum Store.

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

Instructor: Caroline Coolidge Brown

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

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

Instructor: Caroline Coolidge Brown

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

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

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

Picturing Beauty Schedule

10:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. & 3:15 p.m. – 4:15 p.m.
Portrait Drawing (All portrait drawing timeslots are full.)

11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. & 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Portrait Photography (All portrait photography are full. Please contact srosenfield@delart.org to be added to the waiting list or sign up to be photographed on January 20, 2020 for MLK Day of Service.)

11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Art making, Soul Poetry with Saliym Cooper, Portraits of Wilmington exhibit, artisans, and college and organization information tables

1:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Girls Inc. of Delaware performs “What is Beauty?” skit

2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Conversation with Dr. Deborah Willis and Angela Fraleigh, moderated by Dr. Tiffany Gill (registration recommended). The discussion introduction and closing will include 2019 MLK Voice 4 Youth Contest Finalists Anya Verucci, Neha Das, and Sana Nangia

Partners and Sponsors

This program is presented in partnership with YWCA Delaware, One Village Alliance, Girls Inc. of Delaware, and University of Delaware. This program is partially funded by a grant from the Delaware Humanities, a state program of the National Endowment for the Humanities. Additional support was provided, in part, by Delmarva Power and 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.

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Portrait Photography
Nov 17 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 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 November 17. Participants will receive a digital and print copy once the photographs come off the walls in spring 2020.

All portrait photography and drawing timeslots are full. Please contact srosenfield@delart.org to be added to the waiting list or sign up to be photographed on January 20, 2020 for MLK Day of Service.

Conversation with Dr. Deborah Willis and Angela Fraleigh
Nov 17 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Join us for a conversation with Posing Beauty curator Dr. Deborah Willis and exhibiting artist Angela Fraleigh. This conversation will be moderated by University of Delaware’s Dr. Tiffany Gill. Support for this talk is provided by Delaware Humanities and Delmarva Power.

This program is presented in partnership with YWCA Delaware, One Village Alliance, Girls Inc. of Delaware, and University of Delaware. This program is partially funded by a grant from the Delaware Humanities, a state program of the National Endowment for the Humanities. Additional support was provided, in part, by Delmarva Power and 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.

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

Instructor: Danny Schweers

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

Nov
21
Thu
Connected: Duo Extreme
Nov 21 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Rhythms of the Caribbean

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

Family Friendly

5:30 pm – Instrument Petting Zoo
6:00 pm – Performance with Q&A to follow

About the Connected Series

Connected is a new program series featuring events produced by the community, for the community. All events are free and open to the public. Learn more.
DelArt Readers: Book Club
Nov 21 @ 6:00 pm

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

October 24, 2019


Becoming

by Michelle Obama

Amazon.com

November 21, 2019


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

by Sebastian Smee (Non-Fiction)

Amazon.com

December, 2019


No meeting

January 30, 2020


The Greater Journey: Americans in Paris

by David McCullough (Non-Fiction)

Goodreads.com

February 27, 2020


Circe

by Madeline Miller (Fiction)

Goodreads.com

March 26, 2020


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

by Gregory Curtis (Non-Fiction)

Goodreads.com

April 30, 2020


A Piece of the World

by Christina Baker Kline (Fiction)

Goodreads.com

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)

Goodreads.com

June 25, 2020


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

edited by Lawrence Block (Fiction)

Goodreads.com

July 30, 2020


A Month in the Country

by J.L. Carr (Fiction)

Goodreads.com

August 27, 2020


The Birth of Venus

by Sarah Dunant (Fiction)

Goodreads.com

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)

Goodreads.com

October 29, 2020


The Mabinogion

edited by Lady Charlotte Guest (Fiction)

Amazon.com

November 19, 2020


Clara and Mr. Tiffany

by Susan Vreeland (Fiction)

Goodreads.com

December, 2020


No meeting

Nov
22
Fri
Inside Look
Nov 22 @ 12:00 pm
Inside Look

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

Nov
24
Sun
Healing Through Art Tour and Art Project
Nov 24 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Healing Through Art Tour and Art Project

Individuals experiencing cancer are invited to slow down and unlock discovery and creativity with deep looking and reflection while viewing art.  Afterwards, learn meditative drawing exercises with an introduction to the Zentangle  method.

 

Inside Look
Nov 24 @ 2:00 pm
Inside Look

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

Dec
1
Sun
The Annual Museum Store Holiday Sale
Dec 1 all-day
The Annual Museum Store Holiday Sale

It’s back! Our annual sale kicks off December 1 and goes through December 8 with 20% off your entire purchase. For the remainder of the week, receive 10% off most items. (Members receive a 20% discount all week long!) Some exclusions apply.

Dec
2
Mon
The Annual Museum Store Holiday Sale
Dec 2 all-day
The Annual Museum Store Holiday Sale

It’s back! Our annual sale kicks off December 1 and goes through December 8 with 20% off your entire purchase. For the remainder of the week, receive 10% off most items. (Members receive a 20% discount all week long!) Some exclusions apply.

Dec
3
Tue
The Annual Museum Store Holiday Sale
Dec 3 all-day
The Annual Museum Store Holiday Sale

It’s back! Our annual sale kicks off December 1 and goes through December 8 with 20% off your entire purchase. For the remainder of the week, receive 10% off most items. (Members receive a 20% discount all week long!) Some exclusions apply.

Dec
4
Wed
The Annual Museum Store Holiday Sale
Dec 4 all-day
The Annual Museum Store Holiday Sale

It’s back! Our annual sale kicks off December 1 and goes through December 8 with 20% off your entire purchase. For the remainder of the week, receive 10% off most items. (Members receive a 20% discount all week long!) Some exclusions apply.

Dec
5
Thu
The Annual Museum Store Holiday Sale
Dec 5 all-day
The Annual Museum Store Holiday Sale

It’s back! Our annual sale kicks off December 1 and goes through December 8 with 20% off your entire purchase. For the remainder of the week, receive 10% off most items. (Members receive a 20% discount all week long!) Some exclusions apply.

Connected Series Open House
Dec 5 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Connected Series Open House

Come and learn more about the Museum’s Connected Series. A series curating events for the community, by the community!

Dec
6
Fri
The Annual Museum Store Holiday Sale
Dec 6 all-day
The Annual Museum Store Holiday Sale

It’s back! Our annual sale kicks off December 1 and goes through December 8 with 20% off your entire purchase. For the remainder of the week, receive 10% off most items. (Members receive a 20% discount all week long!) Some exclusions apply.

Dec
7
Sat
The Annual Museum Store Holiday Sale
Dec 7 all-day
The Annual Museum Store Holiday Sale

It’s back! Our annual sale kicks off December 1 and goes through December 8 with 20% off your entire purchase. For the remainder of the week, receive 10% off most items. (Members receive a 20% discount all week long!) Some exclusions apply.

Abstract and Expressionistic Painting Techniques
Dec 7 @ 9:30 am – 3:30 pm
Abstract and Expressionistic Painting Techniques

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

(30-minute lunch break)
Instructor: Eo Omwake

Dec
8
Sun
The Annual Museum Store Holiday Sale
Dec 8 all-day
The Annual Museum Store Holiday Sale

It’s back! Our annual sale kicks off December 1 and goes through December 8 with 20% off your entire purchase. For the remainder of the week, receive 10% off most items. (Members receive a 20% discount all week long!) Some exclusions apply.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Family 2nd Sunday presents Chinese New Year Celebration: Year of the Rat

Sunday, February 9
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.

Family 2nd Sundays are sponsored by the Museum Council.
Dec
12
Thu
End-of-Year Writers Gathering and Open Mic
Dec 12 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
End-of-Year Writers Gathering and Open Mic

Mingle with area writers and celebrate the end of the year with an open mic at the Museum.

Connected: Beauty is… Reception & Exhibition
Dec 12 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Connected: Beauty is... Reception & Exhibition

Using the camera as a tool for creative expression, Stay Focused puts the student in control of the narrative, challenging them to view the spaces around them in new ways in order to share perspectives that are important to them. Founded and facilitated by photographer Shannon Woodloe, Stay Focused covers the history and core elements of photography, culminating in a theme-based photography project.

The project, “Beauty is…,” will be the students’ photographic responses to the marketing billboard for the Museum’s exhibition Posing Beauty in African American Culture, which poses the questions, “What is beauty?”

A reception and exhibit of student works will be held December 12, 2019 from 6 pm to 7:30 pm.

This Connected Series program is being offered in partnership with Serviam Girl’s Academy and Children and Families First’s Community Schools program at Bancroft Elementary School.

ABOUT THE CONNECTED SERIES

Connected is a new program series featuring events produced by the community, for the community. All events are free and open to the public. Learn more.
Well-Read Black Girl Book Club
Dec 12 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

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

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

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

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

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

Meeting dates and books being discussed:

Thursday, October 10

Dear Haiti, Love Alaine

by Maika Moulite and Maritza Moulite

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

The Revolution of Birdie Randolph

by Brandy Colbert

Book available for purchase in the Museum Store.


Thursday, December 12

Some Places More Than Others

by Renée Watson

Book available for purchase in the Museum Store.

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

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

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

Dec 13 Art and Max David Wiesner
Dec 20 Journey Aaron Becker
Dec 27 Regina’s Big Mistake Marissa Moss

2020

Jan 3 The Snowy Day Ezra Jack Keats
Jan 10 Last Stop on Market Street Matt De La Peña and Christian Robinson
Jan 17 Angelina Ice Skates Katherine Holabird
Jan 24 Dragon Dancing Pierr Morgan
Jan 31 Before Morning Joyce Sidman
Feb 7 Ada Twist, Scientist Andrea Beaty
Feb 14 Shape of My Heart Mark Sperring
Feb 21 I want my hat back Jon Klassen
Feb 28 Black? White! Day? Night! Laura Vaccaro Seeger

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

Winter Arts Festival
Dec 13 @ 12:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Celebrate the season at the Museum during this family-friendly two-day event, Friday, December 13 from Noon to 8 pm and Saturday, December 14 from 10 am to 4 pm. Shop for holiday gifts from 20 regional artisans, listen to festive music performed by local choirs, and enjoy the Museum’s seasonal decorations. Winter-themed art projects will be available for children and their families and snacks and beverages will be for sale from Toscana in the Museum’s Thronson Café. The Museum Store will offer Member specials throughout the weekend. Cash bar.

Performances

Friday, December 13

1:00 p.m. – 1:45 p.m. Talley Middle School
2:15 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Kuumba Academy
3:30 p.m. – 4:15 p.m. Concord High School
4:45 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. Salesianum/Ursuline
5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Yuletide Singers

Saturday, December 14

10:00 a.m. – 10:45 a.m. Cab Calloway
11:15 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. St. Edmond’s Academy
12:30 p.m.- 1:15 p.m. Newark Charter School
2:15 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Padua Academy

Artisans


Irina’s Original
Fiber Arts

Irina specializes in Nuno Felting shawls and scarves.  Nuno is similar to painting or sculpting but with merino wool on hand dyed silk. Her freeform crocheted vests and sweaters are original designs, not from patterns, and her technique is considered the one of the most difficult in crocheting and knitting. irinasoriginals.com

Anna Biggs Designs
Hand Carved Jewelry

Anna hand carves each silver and gold piece in her jewelry line using the lost wax process.  A graduate of both The Rhode Island School of Design and The Fashion Institute of Technology, she incorporates her love of nature and architecture into her unique sculptures. Annabiggsdesigns.com

John A. Styer, The Lathe-meister
Turned Wood Heirlooms

John creates his lathe-turned heirlooms using local wood species as well as exotics from throughout the world. From Brazilian Rosewood to English Walnut, and from Cherry Burls to Poison Ivy vines, he brings the most visually appealing aspects of the wood to the surface by applying a sharp tool while it is rapidly spinning, creating myriad designs.  His works range from aesthetically utilitarian to purely artistic. lathe-meister.com

Nancy Butler of Alley Cat Jewelry Studios
Handcrafted Beaded Jewelry

A lifelong Delaware artist, Nancy designs and handcrafts one-of-a-kind beaded jewelry. She searches the country for unusual high quality beads for her necklaces, bracelets, and earrings. When designing jewelry, Nancy allows each piece to develop naturally, taking inspiration from the beads themselves. Her work features semi-precious stones, pearls, crystal, lamp-work, and Czech glass with accents and findings made of sterling silver, vermeil, copper, base metal, and lead-free pewter. alleycatjewelrystudios.com

Mary Jardin Wimberly
Watercolor

Enjoy the stories Mary tells through watercolor! Mary creates in three styles of watercolor paintings: realistic (beloved animals), colorful washes (spirit animals), and whimsical illustrations. Her work includes framed originals, prints, note and holiday cards and oracle decks. marytaleartworks.com

Deborah Flanagan Jewelry
Jewelry

Deborah’s designs are classic, modern and minimalistic. Each piece is personally handcrafted and therefore unique. She is inspired by geometric shapes and their relationships to one another. Many of her pieces are hammered which creates facets to reflect light causing a sparkling affect. Working directly with metal, she fabricates her pieces from sterling silver wire or sheet metal. Using hammers, saws, heat and drills, she coaxes the metal into delicate pieces for adornment.  She is very conscious of how her designs will be worn and enjoyed by her customers. dfjewelry.etsy.com

Annette Maazaoui of East Coast Sweets
Hand-crafted Chocolates

East Coast Sweets specializes in hand crafted gift-able boxes of fine chocolates and confections.

Lara Ginzburg
Art Jewelry

Lara’s work, including articles she has written on jewelry making, appears in numerous publications and is exhibited nationally in galleries and art shows.  The ancient art of enameling dates back to the Hellenistic Era.  Lara uses this historic medium to create unique pieces. Her jewelry is a reflection of her inner vision inspired by her love of life, nature, the ancient world, and her travels to places near and far. Handcrafted in sterling silver and high carat gold, her heirloom quality jewelry is unique, affordable and comfortable to wear. Her jewelry continuously interacts with its wearer, expressing its owner’s sense of beauty. Laraginzburg.com

Linda Majewski
Hand-painted paper plant arrangements

Linda is a self-taught artist working primarily in paper.  Her current focus is creating hand-painted paper plants for use in arrangements, wreaths, vertical gardens, and hanging art.  Her plants are her personal designs and constructed completely by hand. Paperhomeandgarden.com

Kara Hinson
Watercolor

Kara is a fine artist based in New Castle, Delaware. She has always been inspired by art, and inspired to create. She graduated from West Chester University with a minor in Studio Arts. For most of her life, art was mainly a hobby until she began commissioning drawings for friends. She typically incorporate themes of nature and surrealism when creating portraits in vivid watercolors – celebrating beauty, and playing with fantasy. Currently, she works mainly in watercolor, but she is always learning and growing… karahinson.com

Arcus by Joy Smoker-Liedel
Handmade Jewelry

Covetable. Modern. Treasures. Arcus specializes in modern, one-of-a-kind fine jewelry pieces that are carefully hand-crafted from precious & semi-precious gemstones and recycled metals. Arcus’ goal is for every piece to be a reflection of the wearer’s aesthetic, last forever and be-passed-down through generations. They especially love seeing their pieces mixed with family heirloom jewelry for an updated modern twist that is meaningful to the wearer. etsy.com/shop/arcusatelier

Robert Jenkins
Watercolor and Pencil

Robert is an award winning artist from Chester County, PA.  His watercolor paintings capture the beauty of the sublime, and have been featured throughout the country. His three dimensional insect paintings amplify the details that are neglected in a two dimensional image. rjenkinsart.com

Angela Colasanti of VIELA Jewelry
Sterling Silver Jewelry

Drawing on her love of delicate objects from land and sea, Angela designs and handcrafts jewelry.  Her work accentuates the intrinsic beauty, grace, and elegance of its inspirational components and utilizes the interplay of form, texture, contrast, shape and asymmetry to attain visual harmony. Often, you can see traces of walking trails or beachcombings in Angela’s jewelry. vielajewelry.com

Handmade Modern Accessories
Metal & Clay Jewelry, Alpaca Blend Knits, Cotton Sewn Goods

Handmade Modern Accessories is a collection of personal and home accessories using traditional crafting techniques with a contemporary point of view.

Taste Artisanal Market
Artisanal Spreads, Honeys, and Chutneys

Taste started out as a small, specialty store and cheese shop in Newark.  Customers loved their spreads and cheese. Their spreads, honeys, and chutneys are now in specialty stores, restaurants, and homes throughout the area and the east coast.  They continue to be inspired by cultures from around the world and create new, delicious, and imaginative products for you to enjoy. tasteartisanalmarket.com

Debbie Hegedus
Clay Pottery and Sculpture

Debbie is a painter and sculptor. Her work will include smaller figurative sculptures of clay that sing to the beauty and fragility of the forests, waters and creatures with whom we share our precious world. Debbie will also have her hand formed and painted one-of-a-kind “art for the table” dishes, bowls and more…

Heather Ossandon, HEOS Ceramics
Ceramics

Ceramics – Focusing on functional pottery, HEOS spotlights traditional practices through creating everyday objects for the home and kitchen. Each piece in the collection is handmade, decorated, and made to-be-used and enjoyed. heosceramics.com

Dec
14
Sat
Stone Setting 2-Day Workshop
Dec 14 @ 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

Winter Arts Festival
Dec 14 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Celebrate the season at the Museum during this family-friendly two-day event, Friday, December 13 from Noon to 8 pm and Saturday, December 14 from 10 am to 4 pm. Shop for holiday gifts from 20 regional artisans, listen to festive music performed by local choirs, and enjoy the Museum’s seasonal decorations. Winter-themed art projects will be available for children and their families and snacks and beverages will be for sale from Toscana in the Museum’s Thronson Café. The Museum Store will offer Member specials throughout the weekend. Cash bar.

Performances

Friday, December 13

1:00 p.m. – 1:45 p.m. Talley Middle School
2:15 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Kuumba Academy
3:30 p.m. – 4:15 p.m. Concord High School
4:45 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. Salesianum/Ursuline
5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Yuletide Singers

Saturday, December 14

10:00 a.m. – 10:45 a.m. Cab Calloway
11:15 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. St. Edmond’s Academy
12:30 p.m.- 1:15 p.m. Newark Charter School
2:15 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Padua Academy

Artisans


Irina’s Original
Fiber Arts

Irina specializes in Nuno Felting shawls and scarves.  Nuno is similar to painting or sculpting but with merino wool on hand dyed silk. Her freeform crocheted vests and sweaters are original designs, not from patterns, and her technique is considered the one of the most difficult in crocheting and knitting. irinasoriginals.com

Anna Biggs Designs
Hand Carved Jewelry

Anna hand carves each silver and gold piece in her jewelry line using the lost wax process.  A graduate of both The Rhode Island School of Design and The Fashion Institute of Technology, she incorporates her love of nature and architecture into her unique sculptures. Annabiggsdesigns.com

John A. Styer, The Lathe-meister
Turned Wood Heirlooms

John creates his lathe-turned heirlooms using local wood species as well as exotics from throughout the world. From Brazilian Rosewood to English Walnut, and from Cherry Burls to Poison Ivy vines, he brings the most visually appealing aspects of the wood to the surface by applying a sharp tool while it is rapidly spinning, creating myriad designs.  His works range from aesthetically utilitarian to purely artistic. lathe-meister.com

Nancy Butler of Alley Cat Jewelry Studios
Handcrafted Beaded Jewelry

A lifelong Delaware artist, Nancy designs and handcrafts one-of-a-kind beaded jewelry. She searches the country for unusual high quality beads for her necklaces, bracelets, and earrings. When designing jewelry, Nancy allows each piece to develop naturally, taking inspiration from the beads themselves. Her work features semi-precious stones, pearls, crystal, lamp-work, and Czech glass with accents and findings made of sterling silver, vermeil, copper, base metal, and lead-free pewter. alleycatjewelrystudios.com

Mary Jardin Wimberly
Watercolor

Enjoy the stories Mary tells through watercolor! Mary creates in three styles of watercolor paintings: realistic (beloved animals), colorful washes (spirit animals), and whimsical illustrations. Her work includes framed originals, prints, note and holiday cards and oracle decks. marytaleartworks.com

Deborah Flanagan Jewelry
Jewelry

Deborah’s designs are classic, modern and minimalistic. Each piece is personally handcrafted and therefore unique. She is inspired by geometric shapes and their relationships to one another. Many of her pieces are hammered which creates facets to reflect light causing a sparkling affect. Working directly with metal, she fabricates her pieces from sterling silver wire or sheet metal. Using hammers, saws, heat and drills, she coaxes the metal into delicate pieces for adornment.  She is very conscious of how her designs will be worn and enjoyed by her customers. dfjewelry.etsy.com

Annette Maazaoui of East Coast Sweets
Hand-crafted Chocolates

East Coast Sweets specializes in hand crafted gift-able boxes of fine chocolates and confections.

Lara Ginzburg
Art Jewelry

Lara’s work, including articles she has written on jewelry making, appears in numerous publications and is exhibited nationally in galleries and art shows.  The ancient art of enameling dates back to the Hellenistic Era.  Lara uses this historic medium to create unique pieces. Her jewelry is a reflection of her inner vision inspired by her love of life, nature, the ancient world, and her travels to places near and far. Handcrafted in sterling silver and high carat gold, her heirloom quality jewelry is unique, affordable and comfortable to wear. Her jewelry continuously interacts with its wearer, expressing its owner’s sense of beauty. Laraginzburg.com

Linda Majewski
Hand-painted paper plant arrangements

Linda is a self-taught artist working primarily in paper.  Her current focus is creating hand-painted paper plants for use in arrangements, wreaths, vertical gardens, and hanging art.  Her plants are her personal designs and constructed completely by hand. Paperhomeandgarden.com

Kara Hinson
Watercolor

Kara is a fine artist based in New Castle, Delaware. She has always been inspired by art, and inspired to create. She graduated from West Chester University with a minor in Studio Arts. For most of her life, art was mainly a hobby until she began commissioning drawings for friends. She typically incorporate themes of nature and surrealism when creating portraits in vivid watercolors – celebrating beauty, and playing with fantasy. Currently, she works mainly in watercolor, but she is always learning and growing… karahinson.com

Arcus by Joy Smoker-Liedel
Handmade Jewelry

Covetable. Modern. Treasures. Arcus specializes in modern, one-of-a-kind fine jewelry pieces that are carefully hand-crafted from precious & semi-precious gemstones and recycled metals. Arcus’ goal is for every piece to be a reflection of the wearer’s aesthetic, last forever and be-passed-down through generations. They especially love seeing their pieces mixed with family heirloom jewelry for an updated modern twist that is meaningful to the wearer. etsy.com/shop/arcusatelier

Robert Jenkins
Watercolor and Pencil

Robert is an award winning artist from Chester County, PA.  His watercolor paintings capture the beauty of the sublime, and have been featured throughout the country. His three dimensional insect paintings amplify the details that are neglected in a two dimensional image. rjenkinsart.com

Angela Colasanti of VIELA Jewelry
Sterling Silver Jewelry

Drawing on her love of delicate objects from land and sea, Angela designs and handcrafts jewelry.  Her work accentuates the intrinsic beauty, grace, and elegance of its inspirational components and utilizes the interplay of form, texture, contrast, shape and asymmetry to attain visual harmony. Often, you can see traces of walking trails or beachcombings in Angela’s jewelry. vielajewelry.com

Handmade Modern Accessories
Metal & Clay Jewelry, Alpaca Blend Knits, Cotton Sewn Goods

Handmade Modern Accessories is a collection of personal and home accessories using traditional crafting techniques with a contemporary point of view.

Taste Artisanal Market
Artisanal Spreads, Honeys, and Chutneys

Taste started out as a small, specialty store and cheese shop in Newark.  Customers loved their spreads and cheese. Their spreads, honeys, and chutneys are now in specialty stores, restaurants, and homes throughout the area and the east coast.  They continue to be inspired by cultures from around the world and create new, delicious, and imaginative products for you to enjoy. tasteartisanalmarket.com

Debbie Hegedus
Clay Pottery and Sculpture

Debbie is a painter and sculptor. Her work will include smaller figurative sculptures of clay that sing to the beauty and fragility of the forests, waters and creatures with whom we share our precious world. Debbie will also have her hand formed and painted one-of-a-kind “art for the table” dishes, bowls and more…

Heather Ossandon, HEOS Ceramics
Ceramics

Ceramics – Focusing on functional pottery, HEOS spotlights traditional practices through creating everyday objects for the home and kitchen. Each piece in the collection is handmade, decorated, and made to-be-used and enjoyed. heosceramics.com

Dec
15
Sun
Stone Setting 2-Day Workshop
Dec 15 @ 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

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

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

ABOUT THE 2018 PERFORMANCE SERIES

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

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

Learn more.

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

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

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

Dec 13 Art and Max David Wiesner
Dec 20 Journey Aaron Becker
Dec 27 Regina’s Big Mistake Marissa Moss

2020

Jan 3 The Snowy Day Ezra Jack Keats
Jan 10 Last Stop on Market Street Matt De La Peña and Christian Robinson
Jan 17 Angelina Ice Skates Katherine Holabird
Jan 24 Dragon Dancing Pierr Morgan
Jan 31 Before Morning Joyce Sidman
Feb 7 Ada Twist, Scientist Andrea Beaty
Feb 14 Shape of My Heart Mark Sperring
Feb 21 I want my hat back Jon Klassen
Feb 28 Black? White! Day? Night! Laura Vaccaro Seeger

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

Dec
21
Sat
Winter Solstice Labyrinth Walk
Dec 21 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Winter Solstice Labyrinth Walk

On the first day of winter, take a break from your holiday shopping with a peaceful afternoon labyrinth walk. Free, donations accepted.

Performance: Cartoon Christmas Trio with special guest the Tatnall Lower School Children’s Choir
Dec 21 @ 7:00 pm

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

ABOUT THE 2018 PERFORMANCE SERIES

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

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

Learn more.

Dec
27
Fri
Glory of Stories
Dec 27 @ 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.

Dec 13 Art and Max David Wiesner
Dec 20 Journey Aaron Becker
Dec 27 Regina’s Big Mistake Marissa Moss

2020

Jan 3 The Snowy Day Ezra Jack Keats
Jan 10 Last Stop on Market Street Matt De La Peña and Christian Robinson
Jan 17 Angelina Ice Skates Katherine Holabird
Jan 24 Dragon Dancing Pierr Morgan
Jan 31 Before Morning Joyce Sidman
Feb 7 Ada Twist, Scientist Andrea Beaty
Feb 14 Shape of My Heart Mark Sperring
Feb 21 I want my hat back Jon Klassen
Feb 28 Black? White! Day? Night! Laura Vaccaro Seeger

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

Jan
3
Fri
Glory of Stories
Jan 3 @ 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.

Dec 13 Art and Max David Wiesner
Dec 20 Journey Aaron Becker
Dec 27 Regina’s Big Mistake Marissa Moss

2020

Jan 3 The Snowy Day Ezra Jack Keats
Jan 10 Last Stop on Market Street Matt De La Peña and Christian Robinson
Jan 17 Angelina Ice Skates Katherine Holabird
Jan 24 Dragon Dancing Pierr Morgan
Jan 31 Before Morning Joyce Sidman
Feb 7 Ada Twist, Scientist Andrea Beaty
Feb 14 Shape of My Heart Mark Sperring
Feb 21 I want my hat back Jon Klassen
Feb 28 Black? White! Day? Night! Laura Vaccaro Seeger

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

Jan
10
Fri
Glory of Stories
Jan 10 @ 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.

Dec 13 Art and Max David Wiesner
Dec 20 Journey Aaron Becker
Dec 27 Regina’s Big Mistake Marissa Moss

2020

Jan 3 The Snowy Day Ezra Jack Keats
Jan 10 Last Stop on Market Street Matt De La Peña and Christian Robinson
Jan 17 Angelina Ice Skates Katherine Holabird
Jan 24 Dragon Dancing Pierr Morgan
Jan 31 Before Morning Joyce Sidman
Feb 7 Ada Twist, Scientist Andrea Beaty
Feb 14 Shape of My Heart Mark Sperring
Feb 21 I want my hat back Jon Klassen
Feb 28 Black? White! Day? Night! Laura Vaccaro Seeger

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

Artini
Jan 10 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Artini

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

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

Register: January 10 | February 14 | March 13

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

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

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

Register: January 10 | February 14 | March 13

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.

Jan
12
Sun
Community Preschool Fair
Jan 12 @ 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. 

Family 2nd Sundays
Jan 12 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

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

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

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

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

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

Family 2nd Sunday presents Chinese New Year Celebration: Year of the Rat

Sunday, February 9
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.

Family 2nd Sundays are sponsored by the Museum Council.
Jan
17
Fri
Glory of Stories
Jan 17 @ 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.

Dec 13 Art and Max David Wiesner
Dec 20 Journey Aaron Becker
Dec 27 Regina’s Big Mistake Marissa Moss

2020

Jan 3 The Snowy Day Ezra Jack Keats
Jan 10 Last Stop on Market Street Matt De La Peña and Christian Robinson
Jan 17 Angelina Ice Skates Katherine Holabird
Jan 24 Dragon Dancing Pierr Morgan
Jan 31 Before Morning Joyce Sidman
Feb 7 Ada Twist, Scientist Andrea Beaty
Feb 14 Shape of My Heart Mark Sperring
Feb 21 I want my hat back Jon Klassen
Feb 28 Black? White! Day? Night! Laura Vaccaro Seeger

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

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

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

Instructor: Roe Murray

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 a 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 stage 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. 

Jan
24
Fri
Glory of Stories
Jan 24 @ 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.

Dec 13 Art and Max David Wiesner
Dec 20 Journey Aaron Becker
Dec 27 Regina’s Big Mistake Marissa Moss

2020

Jan 3 The Snowy Day Ezra Jack Keats
Jan 10 Last Stop on Market Street Matt De La Peña and Christian Robinson
Jan 17 Angelina Ice Skates Katherine Holabird
Jan 24 Dragon Dancing Pierr Morgan
Jan 31 Before Morning Joyce Sidman
Feb 7 Ada Twist, Scientist Andrea Beaty
Feb 14 Shape of My Heart Mark Sperring
Feb 21 I want my hat back Jon Klassen
Feb 28 Black? White! Day? Night! Laura Vaccaro Seeger

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

October 24, 2019


Becoming

by Michelle Obama

Amazon.com

November 21, 2019


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

by Sebastian Smee (Non-Fiction)

Amazon.com

December, 2019


No meeting

January 30, 2020


The Greater Journey: Americans in Paris

by David McCullough (Non-Fiction)

Goodreads.com

February 27, 2020


Circe

by Madeline Miller (Fiction)

Goodreads.com

March 26, 2020


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

by Gregory Curtis (Non-Fiction)

Goodreads.com

April 30, 2020


A Piece of the World

by Christina Baker Kline (Fiction)

Goodreads.com

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)

Goodreads.com

June 25, 2020


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

edited by Lawrence Block (Fiction)

Goodreads.com

July 30, 2020


A Month in the Country

by J.L. Carr (Fiction)

Goodreads.com

August 27, 2020


The Birth of Venus

by Sarah Dunant (Fiction)

Goodreads.com

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)

Goodreads.com

October 29, 2020


The Mabinogion

edited by Lady Charlotte Guest (Fiction)

Amazon.com

November 19, 2020


Clara and Mr. Tiffany

by Susan Vreeland (Fiction)

Goodreads.com

December, 2020


No meeting

Jan
31
Fri
Glory of Stories
Jan 31 @ 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.

Dec 13 Art and Max David Wiesner
Dec 20 Journey Aaron Becker
Dec 27 Regina’s Big Mistake Marissa Moss

2020

Jan 3 The Snowy Day Ezra Jack Keats
Jan 10 Last Stop on Market Street Matt De La Peña and Christian Robinson
Jan 17 Angelina Ice Skates Katherine Holabird
Jan 24 Dragon Dancing Pierr Morgan
Jan 31 Before Morning Joyce Sidman
Feb 7 Ada Twist, Scientist Andrea Beaty
Feb 14 Shape of My Heart Mark Sperring
Feb 21 I want my hat back Jon Klassen
Feb 28 Black? White! Day? Night! Laura Vaccaro Seeger

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

Feb
6
Thu
Conversations with Women Making a Difference in Delaware
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 in Delaware.”

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
7
Fri
Glory of Stories
Feb 7 @ 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.

Dec 13 Art and Max David Wiesner
Dec 20 Journey Aaron Becker
Dec 27 Regina’s Big Mistake Marissa Moss

2020

Jan 3 The Snowy Day Ezra Jack Keats
Jan 10 Last Stop on Market Street Matt De La Peña and Christian Robinson
Jan 17 Angelina Ice Skates Katherine Holabird
Jan 24 Dragon Dancing Pierr Morgan
Jan 31 Before Morning Joyce Sidman
Feb 7 Ada Twist, Scientist Andrea Beaty
Feb 14 Shape of My Heart Mark Sperring
Feb 21 I want my hat back Jon Klassen
Feb 28 Black? White! Day? Night! Laura Vaccaro Seeger

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

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.