PROGRAMS & EVENTS

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.

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
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!’

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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.

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.
Dec
12
Thu
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.
Dec
15
Sun
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
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.

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.

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.

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

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

Participating Schools

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

*Additional preschools are still being added.

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

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

Schedule

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

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

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

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

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

Sponsor

Family 2nd Sundays are sponsored by the Museum Council.
Mar
20
Fri
Spring Equinox Labyrinth Walk – Cancelled
Mar 20 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Spring Equinox Labyrinth Walk - Cancelled

This event has been cancelled.

Slow down, settle your mind, and step into the quietude of the Museum’s Labyrinth in the Anthony N. Fusco Reservoir. Although the Labyrinth walk is free, donations are accepted for maintenance of the Museum’s Labyrinth.

Apr
1
Wed
Riverside Rhythm with Step Afrika! – Cancelled
Apr 1 @ 6:00 pm
Riverside Rhythm with Step Afrika! - Cancelled @ The Warehouse

This event has been cancelled.

The Delaware Art Museum welcomes Step Afrika! back to Wilmington with its newest production Drumfolk, inspired by the Stono Rebellion of 1739, explores this little-known event in American history that forever transformed African-American life and culture. When Africans lost the right to use their drums, their rhythms found their way into the body of the people, the Drumfolk.

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

This event is designed for teens by teens. 

Jul
12
Sun
Family 2nd Sunday Art Kits
Jul 12 all-day
Family 2nd Sunday Art Kits

On the second Sunday of each month, pick up a free kit of art supplies and activities to spark family creativity at home. Kits will be offered for 3 age ranges: Museum Babies (ages 0-2); Young Artists (ages 3-5); and Sunday Studio (ages 6-12), to create with their grownups. Share your art with us on Instagram using the hashtag #delartfromhome.

Advance registration required for each kit; maximum one of each type per family. Family 2nd Sunday Art Kits are sponsored by the Delaware Community Foundation and the Museum Council.

July  12 Art Kits – All July Family Art Kits have been reserved. Please check back for information about next month’s kits, coming soon. Kits will be available for curbside pickup from the Museum on Sunday, July 12. Pickup details will be emailed to registrants.

Aug
9
Sun
Family 2nd Sunday Art Kits
Aug 9 all-day
Family 2nd Sunday Art Kits

On the second Sunday of each month, pick up a free kit of art supplies and activities to spark family creativity at home. Kits will be offered for 3 age ranges: Museum Babies (ages 0-2); Young Artists (ages 3-5); and Sunday Studio (ages 6-12), to create with their grownups. Share your art with us on Instagram using the hashtag #delartfromhome.

Advance registration required for each kit; maximum one of each type per family. Family 2nd Sunday Art Kits are sponsored by the Delaware Community Foundation and the Museum Council.

July  12 Art Kits – All July Family Art Kits have been reserved. Please check back for information about next month’s kits, coming soon. Kits will be available for curbside pickup from the Museum on Sunday, July 12. Pickup details will be emailed to registrants.

Sep
13
Sun
Family 2nd Sunday Art Kits
Sep 13 all-day
Family 2nd Sunday Art Kits

On the second Sunday of each month, pick up a free kit of art supplies and activities to spark family creativity at home. Kits will be offered for 3 age ranges: Museum Babies (ages 0-2); Young Artists (ages 3-5); and Sunday Studio (ages 6-12), to create with their grownups. Share your art with us on Instagram using the hashtag #delartfromhome.

Advance registration required for each kit; maximum one of each type per family. Family 2nd Sunday Art Kits are sponsored by the Delaware Community Foundation and the Museum Council.

July  12 Art Kits – All July Family Art Kits have been reserved. Please check back for information about next month’s kits, coming soon. Kits will be available for curbside pickup from the Museum on Sunday, July 12. Pickup details will be emailed to registrants.

Oct
11
Sun
Family 2nd Sunday Art Kits
Oct 11 all-day
Family 2nd Sunday Art Kits

On the second Sunday of each month, pick up a free kit of art supplies and activities to spark family creativity at home. Kits will be offered for 3 age ranges: Museum Babies (ages 0-2); Young Artists (ages 3-5); and Sunday Studio (ages 6-12), to create with their grownups. Share your art with us on Instagram using the hashtag #delartfromhome.

Advance registration required for each kit; maximum one of each type per family. Family 2nd Sunday Art Kits are sponsored by the Delaware Community Foundation and the Museum Council.

July  12 Art Kits – All July Family Art Kits have been reserved. Please check back for information about next month’s kits, coming soon. Kits will be available for curbside pickup from the Museum on Sunday, July 12. Pickup details will be emailed to registrants.

Nov
8
Sun
Family 2nd Sunday Art Kits
Nov 8 all-day
Family 2nd Sunday Art Kits

On the second Sunday of each month, pick up a free kit of art supplies and activities to spark family creativity at home. Kits will be offered for 3 age ranges: Museum Babies (ages 0-2); Young Artists (ages 3-5); and Sunday Studio (ages 6-12), to create with their grownups. Share your art with us on Instagram using the hashtag #delartfromhome.

Advance registration required for each kit; maximum one of each type per family. Family 2nd Sunday Art Kits are sponsored by the Delaware Community Foundation and the Museum Council.

July  12 Art Kits – All July Family Art Kits have been reserved. Please check back for information about next month’s kits, coming soon. Kits will be available for curbside pickup from the Museum on Sunday, July 12. Pickup details will be emailed to registrants.

Dec
13
Sun
Family 2nd Sunday Art Kits
Dec 13 all-day
Family 2nd Sunday Art Kits

On the second Sunday of each month, pick up a free kit of art supplies and activities to spark family creativity at home. Kits will be offered for 3 age ranges: Museum Babies (ages 0-2); Young Artists (ages 3-5); and Sunday Studio (ages 6-12), to create with their grownups. Share your art with us on Instagram using the hashtag #delartfromhome.

Advance registration required for each kit; maximum one of each type per family. Family 2nd Sunday Art Kits are sponsored by the Delaware Community Foundation and the Museum Council.

July  12 Art Kits – All July Family Art Kits have been reserved. Please check back for information about next month’s kits, coming soon. Kits will be available for curbside pickup from the Museum on Sunday, July 12. Pickup details will be emailed to registrants.