PROGRAMS & EVENTS

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

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

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

Register: September | October | November

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

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

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

Register: September | October | November

Nov
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
Picturing Beauty: Celebrating Real Women

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

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

Instructor: Danny Schweers

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

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

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

About the Connected Series

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

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

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

September 26, 2019


Oil and Marble: a novel of Leonardo and Michelangelo

by Stephanie Storey (fiction)

Amazon

October 24, 2019


Becoming

by Michelle Obama

Amazon

November 21, 2019


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

Sebastian Smee (nonfiction)

Amazon

December, 2019


No meeting

 

Nov
22
Fri
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
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
12
Thu
Well-Read Black Girl Book Club
Dec 12 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

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

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

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

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

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

Meeting dates and books being discussed:

Thursday, October 10

Dear Haiti, Love Alaine

by Maika Moulite and Maritza Moulite

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

The Revolution of Birdie Randolph

by Brandy Colbert

Book available for purchase in the Museum Store.


Thursday, December 12

Some Places More Than Others

by Renée Watson

Book available for purchase in the Museum Store.

Dec
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.

Feb
13
Thu
Performance: Joel Ross Good Vibes
Feb 13 @ 8:00 pm

“…Ross’ precocious creativity, facility, and confidence were downright shocking. His style is so unique and developed that it changed my image of the vibraphone itself. Though his musicality [shone] through brightly, I was most impressed by the revolutionary way in which he approached the physicality of the instrument, reworking classic limitations as creative allowances.”

Chicago native Joel Ross has performed with historic and seasoned artists – Herbie Hancock, Louis Hayes, Christian McBride, and Stefon Harris – as well as with cutting-edge contemporaries like Ambrose Akinmusire, Gerald Clayton, and Marquis Hill. Twice selected as a Thelonious Monk Institute National All-Star and a 2013 YoungArts Jazz Finalist – he’s also had the opportunity to perform at the Brubeck, Monterey, Seattle, and Chicago Jazz Festivals -and- at internationally-celebrated venues like Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola in New York, SF Jazz in San Francisco, and Club Vibrato in Los Angeles.

Playing the drum kit as early as three years of age, Ross learned other percussion instruments & approaches beginning in grade five, in his tenth year. When starting his work on Vibes, he engaged both classical and jazz works, and did so throughout high school. In his last year there, Ross also began playing the piano in a more serious way.

Ross recently completed a two-year fellowship with the Brubeck Institute Jazz Quintet in California. Winning first place at the 2016 BIAMP PDX Jazz Festival ‘Jazz Forward’ Competition, he was also a winner of the Keep an Eye International Jazz Award, in Amsterdam. A fitting addition to the Marquis Hill Blacktet – before their 2016 European tour – Ross has just recorded his own debut album “Good Vibes,” to be released in August. He will be performing, also, with his newly minted Joel Ross’ Good Vibes ensemble.

 

Joel Ross Good Vibes at Smalls Jazz Club, New York 2017 from Beaver on the Beats on Vimeo.

Mar
12
Thu
Performance: Pyxis Piano Quartet – Continental Bridges
Mar 12 @ 7:30 pm
Performance: Pyxis Piano Quartet - Continental Bridges @ Delaware Art Museum

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

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

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

About Pyxis Piano Quartet

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

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

Learn more.

ABOUT THE PERFORMANCE SERIES

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

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

Learn more.

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

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

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

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

About Pyxis Piano Quartet

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

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

Learn more.

ABOUT THE PERFORMANCE SERIES

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

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

Learn more.