PROGRAMS & EVENTS

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.

Special Exhibition Tours: Posing Beauty
Nov 16 @ 2:00 pm
Special Exhibition Tours: Posing Beauty

Enjoy a Guide-led tour of the special exhibition Posing Beauty in African American Culture every Saturday and Sunday, October 20, 2019  – January 26, 2020.

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.

  del_div_arts_logo

Special Exhibition Tours: Posing Beauty
Nov 17 @ 2:00 pm
Special Exhibition Tours: Posing Beauty

Enjoy a Guide-led tour of the special exhibition Posing Beauty in African American Culture every Saturday and Sunday, October 20, 2019  – January 26, 2020.

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.
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
23
Sat
Special Exhibition Tours: Posing Beauty
Nov 23 @ 2:00 pm
Special Exhibition Tours: Posing Beauty

Enjoy a Guide-led tour of the special exhibition Posing Beauty in African American Culture every Saturday and Sunday, October 20, 2019  – January 26, 2020.

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.

Special Exhibition Tours: Posing Beauty
Nov 24 @ 2:00 pm
Special Exhibition Tours: Posing Beauty

Enjoy a Guide-led tour of the special exhibition Posing Beauty in African American Culture every Saturday and Sunday, October 20, 2019  – January 26, 2020.

Nov
30
Sat
Special Exhibition Tours: Posing Beauty
Nov 30 @ 2:00 pm
Special Exhibition Tours: Posing Beauty

Enjoy a Guide-led tour of the special exhibition Posing Beauty in African American Culture every Saturday and Sunday, October 20, 2019  – January 26, 2020.

Dec
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.

Special Exhibition Tours: Posing Beauty
Dec 1 @ 2:00 pm
Special Exhibition Tours: Posing Beauty

Enjoy a Guide-led tour of the special exhibition Posing Beauty in African American Culture every Saturday and Sunday, October 20, 2019  – January 26, 2020.

Dec
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

Special Exhibition Tours: Posing Beauty
Dec 7 @ 2:00 pm
Special Exhibition Tours: Posing Beauty

Enjoy a Guide-led tour of the special exhibition Posing Beauty in African American Culture every Saturday and Sunday, October 20, 2019  – January 26, 2020.

Dec
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.

Special Exhibition Tours: Posing Beauty
Dec 8 @ 2:00 pm
Special Exhibition Tours: Posing Beauty

Enjoy a Guide-led tour of the special exhibition Posing Beauty in African American Culture every Saturday and Sunday, October 20, 2019  – January 26, 2020.

Dec
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.
Dec
13
Fri
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

Special Exhibition Tours: Posing Beauty
Dec 14 @ 2:00 pm
Special Exhibition Tours: Posing Beauty

Enjoy a Guide-led tour of the special exhibition Posing Beauty in African American Culture every Saturday and Sunday, October 20, 2019  – January 26, 2020.

Dec
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

Special Exhibition Tours: Posing Beauty
Dec 15 @ 2:00 pm
Special Exhibition Tours: Posing Beauty

Enjoy a Guide-led tour of the special exhibition Posing Beauty in African American Culture every Saturday and Sunday, October 20, 2019  – January 26, 2020.

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.

Special Exhibition Tours: Posing Beauty
Dec 21 @ 2:00 pm
Special Exhibition Tours: Posing Beauty

Enjoy a Guide-led tour of the special exhibition Posing Beauty in African American Culture every Saturday and Sunday, October 20, 2019  – January 26, 2020.

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
22
Sun
Special Exhibition Tours: Posing Beauty
Dec 22 @ 2:00 pm
Special Exhibition Tours: Posing Beauty

Enjoy a Guide-led tour of the special exhibition Posing Beauty in African American Culture every Saturday and Sunday, October 20, 2019  – January 26, 2020.

Dec
28
Sat
Special Exhibition Tours: Posing Beauty
Dec 28 @ 2:00 pm
Special Exhibition Tours: Posing Beauty

Enjoy a Guide-led tour of the special exhibition Posing Beauty in African American Culture every Saturday and Sunday, October 20, 2019  – January 26, 2020.

Dec
29
Sun
Special Exhibition Tours: Posing Beauty
Dec 29 @ 2:00 pm
Special Exhibition Tours: Posing Beauty

Enjoy a Guide-led tour of the special exhibition Posing Beauty in African American Culture every Saturday and Sunday, October 20, 2019  – January 26, 2020.

Jan
4
Sat
Special Exhibition Tours: Posing Beauty
Jan 4 @ 2:00 pm
Special Exhibition Tours: Posing Beauty

Enjoy a Guide-led tour of the special exhibition Posing Beauty in African American Culture every Saturday and Sunday, October 20, 2019  – January 26, 2020.

Jan
5
Sun
Special Exhibition Tours: Posing Beauty
Jan 5 @ 2:00 pm
Special Exhibition Tours: Posing Beauty

Enjoy a Guide-led tour of the special exhibition Posing Beauty in African American Culture every Saturday and Sunday, October 20, 2019  – January 26, 2020.

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

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

Special Exhibition Tours: Posing Beauty
Jan 11 @ 2:00 pm
Special Exhibition Tours: Posing Beauty

Enjoy a Guide-led tour of the special exhibition Posing Beauty in African American Culture every Saturday and Sunday, October 20, 2019  – January 26, 2020.

Jan
12
Sun
Special Exhibition Tours: Posing Beauty
Jan 12 @ 2:00 pm
Special Exhibition Tours: Posing Beauty

Enjoy a Guide-led tour of the special exhibition Posing Beauty in African American Culture every Saturday and Sunday, October 20, 2019  – January 26, 2020.

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

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

Instructor: Roe Murray

Special Exhibition Tours: Posing Beauty
Jan 18 @ 2:00 pm
Special Exhibition Tours: Posing Beauty

Enjoy a Guide-led tour of the special exhibition Posing Beauty in African American Culture every Saturday and Sunday, October 20, 2019  – January 26, 2020.

Jan
19
Sun
Special Exhibition Tours: Posing Beauty
Jan 19 @ 2:00 pm
Special Exhibition Tours: Posing Beauty

Enjoy a Guide-led tour of the special exhibition Posing Beauty in African American Culture every Saturday and Sunday, October 20, 2019  – January 26, 2020.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Photos of Courtney Celeste Spears by Matthew Murphy.

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

SOLD OUT

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

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

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

Photos of Courtney Celeste Spears by Matthew Murphy.

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

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

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

Special Exhibition Tours: Posing Beauty
Jan 25 @ 2:00 pm
Special Exhibition Tours: Posing Beauty

Enjoy a Guide-led tour of the special exhibition Posing Beauty in African American Culture every Saturday and Sunday, October 20, 2019  – January 26, 2020.

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

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

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

Special Exhibition Tours: Posing Beauty
Jan 26 @ 2:00 pm
Special Exhibition Tours: Posing Beauty

Enjoy a Guide-led tour of the special exhibition Posing Beauty in African American Culture every Saturday and Sunday, October 20, 2019  – January 26, 2020.

Feb
6
Thu
Conversations with Women Making a Difference
Feb 6 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Join us at the Delaware Art Museum on February 6 for the first in the 2020 series of “Conversations with Women Making a Difference.”

Carol Arnott-Robbins, founder of NEWS4Women, will facilitate a panel discussion followed by a Q&A session. Topics will include career highlights, life stories, and hard-earned wisdom from these three influential women. The three February panelists include:

Claudia Peña Porretti – CEO, Girl Scouts of the Chesapeake Bay
Claudia is a seasoned nonprofit leader with more than 20 years of experience. She has always been a strong advocate for children and her work has included supporting Latina girls through a collaboration with Girls, Inc., promoting awareness of English Learners’ education, and advocating for Unaccompanied Children who migrated to Sussex County. While Executive Director at La Esperanza, Claudia launched a Victims Immigration Services program for Latina victims of domestic violence and sexual assault, and created PASA (Prevent Alcohol and Substance Abuse), an evidence-based substance abuse prevention program for Hispanic youth. In 2016, she secured recognition from the U.S. Department of Justice Board of Immigration Appeals for the Latin American Community Center to provide legal immigration services for low-income Hispanic immigrants.

Honored by Delaware Today as a 2013 Women in Business, and a 2015 recipient of Girls Inc.’s Strong, Smart and Bold Award, Claudia currently serves as a trustee for the University of Delaware and Woodlawn Trustees.

Kathy Jennings – Attorney General of Delaware
Kathy joined the Delaware Department of Justice (DOJ) right out of law school, starting her legal career as one of only two women in the Criminal Division. In the years that followed, she prosecuted dozens of domestic violence, sexual assault, and homicide cases – including working with the FBI, New Castle County Police Department, and Delaware State Police to investigate and prosecute a serial killer who tortured and murdered five women.

She went on to serve as both State Prosecutor and Chief Deputy Attorney General, before entering private practice where she represented individuals and companies in criminal, regulatory, and civil matters. In 2011 she returned to the DOJ as State Prosecutor under Attorneys General Beau Biden and Matt Denn. Kathy also served as Chief Administrative Officer of New Castle County under County Executive Matt Meyer, managing personnel and budgetary matters for Delaware’s second-largest public employer. On January 1st, 2019, she was sworn in as Delaware’s 46th Attorney General.

Lossie Freeman – Director of Corporate Partnerships, Zip Code Wilmington
Lossie is responsible for cultivating corporate relationships for the only nonprofit coding school in Delaware and for helping to place Zip Code graduates in paid technology jobs. Previously she served as Special Assistant to Mayor Mike Purzycki for Employment Initiatives for the City of Wilmington.

Her career began on Wall Street at JPMorgan as an Internal Global Consultant where she assisted in the launch of their FX business in Seoul and a joint venture in Tokyo with DKB Bank. She later became a licensed broker-dealer on the JPM Listed Equity Trading Desk, a clerk on the New York Stock Exchange, and as program manager for a technology group. She also worked in the Economic/Political section at the U.S. Consulate in Guangzhou, China and in Washington D.C., as the head of Business Development for a boutique communications consulting firm. Lossie serves on the boards of the Delaware Community Foundation and is a Trustee for Salem Academy & College.

Bring your friends — and bring the men in your life — to this fun and inspirational evening.
The event is jointly sponsored by Blue Blaze AssociatesNEWS4Women, and the Fund for Women.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Ross recently completed a two-year fellowship with the Brubeck Institute Jazz Quintet in California. Winning first place at the 2016 BIAMP PDX Jazz Festival ‘Jazz Forward’ Competition, he was also a winner of the Keep an Eye International Jazz Award, in Amsterdam. A fitting addition to the Marquis Hill Blacktet – before their 2016 European tour – Ross has just recorded his own debut album “KingMaker,” released in 2019. He will be performing, also, with his newly minted Joel Ross’ Good Vibes ensemble.

Personnel:
Joel Ross, Vibraphone
Immanuel Wilkins, Alto Saxophone
Jeremy Corren, Piano
Kanoa Mendenhall, Bass
Jeremy Dutton Drums

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

Feb
18
Tue
Bus Trip to James A. Michener Art Museum
Feb 18 all-day

Join us for an excursion to nearby Doylestown to see Impressionism to Modernism: The Lenfest Collection of American Art at the James A. Michener Art Museum. For the first time, the Michener exhibits the entire collection of Pennsylvania Impressionists and Modernists works gifted by the Marguerite and Gerry Lenfest. A tour will be followed by time for a leisurely lunch and shopping at Peddler’s Village before returning home.

Founded in 1988 and named for the Doylestown resident and Pulitzer Prize-winning author, the James A. Michener Art Museum collects, preserves, interprets and exhibits American art and promotes the work of nationally and internationally known Delaware Valley artists of all eras and creative disciplines.

Learn more about the James A. Michener Art Museum.

Itinerary

9:30 a.m. Depart promptly from Delaware Art Museum
11:00 a.m. Arrive at the James A. Michener Art Museum
11:15 a.m. Interpreter-led tour followed by additional time on your own
1:15 p.m. Pick-up for luncheon(Buttonwood Grill) & shopping at Peddler’s Village
3:30 p.m. Depart for the Delaware Art Museum
5:00 p.m. Arrival at Delaware Art Museum*

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

Reservations

Space is limited. Register online by Friday, February 14. Payment must be made at time of registration. No refunds unless the trip is cancelled.

Reservation fee includes transportation, admission, docent fee and driver’s gratuity. Pay for luncheon separately. Reservation at Buttonwood Grill is scheduled for 1:30 p.m.

Feb
23
Sun
Inside Look
Feb 23 @ 2:00 pm
Inside Look

Join us for an inside look and in-depth dialogue around Angela Fraleigh’s paintings, led by University of Delaware Art History graduate student Olivia Armandroff.

Feb
28
Fri
Inside Look
Feb 28 @ 12:00 pm
Inside Look

Join us for an inside look and in-depth dialogue around Angela Fraleigh’s paintings, led by University of Delaware Art History graduate student Olivia Armandroff.

Mar
1
Sun
Julio daCunha: Modernizing Myths Gallery Talk
Mar 1 @ 2:00 pm
Julio daCunha: Modernizing Myths Gallery Talk

Join University of Delaware graduate student Olivia Armandroff to discuss the work of master artist and former UD Fine Art chair Julio daCunha.

Mar
7
Sat
Solarplate Etching (2-day workshop)
Mar 7 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Solarplate Etching (2-day workshop)

Make beautifully detailed etchings without using harmful chemicals! Solarplates are light-sensitized steel plates that are a simple, safe and fast alternative to traditional etchings with acids and solvents. Using a light box and soy based inks students will explore making using painterly styles and photographic transparencies. Basic printmaking lessons in tearing paper, registering paper, mixing colors, and using the press will be covered.  All materials in this class are non-toxic. Supplies included.

(30-minute lunch break)
Instructor: Caroline Coolidge Brown

Beautiful Bowls Workshop
Mar 7 @ 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Beautiful Bowls Workshop

Students will spend a relaxed afternoon using a mold and coils to create unique and functional bowls. The Museum will glaze each piece to pick up later. (Beginner/Beyond Beginner)

Instructor: Carole Fox

Photography and Composition Workshop Series – Cancelled
Mar 7 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Photography and Composition Workshop Series - Cancelled

This workshop series has been cancelled.

Composition is important whether you have a smart phone or an expensive digital camera. Each class in this series on composition starts at the Museum with brief instructions on an individual rule of composition. Having seen examples in the classroom, we venture outside to make images using this rule of composition, sometimes going as far as Alapocas Woods State Park. Returning to the Museum, photographers will share their images and discuss. The class is open to photographers of all experience levels, using any kind of camera including smart phones. Classes may be taken individually.

Instructor: Danny Schweers

Lines to Corners, March 7
Fill the Frame, March 14
Separate Subject From Background, March 21
Shadows and Reflections, March 28

Mar
8
Sun
Solarplate Etching (2-day workshop)
Mar 8 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Solarplate Etching (2-day workshop)

Make beautifully detailed etchings without using harmful chemicals! Solarplates are light-sensitized steel plates that are a simple, safe and fast alternative to traditional etchings with acids and solvents. Using a light box and soy based inks students will explore making using painterly styles and photographic transparencies. Basic printmaking lessons in tearing paper, registering paper, mixing colors, and using the press will be covered.  All materials in this class are non-toxic. Supplies included.

(30-minute lunch break)
Instructor: Caroline Coolidge Brown

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

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

Participating Schools

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

*Additional preschools are still being added.

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

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

Schedule

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

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

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

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

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

Sponsor

Family 2nd Sundays are sponsored by the Museum Council.
Mar
14
Sat
Abstract and Expressionistic Painting Techniques – Cancelled
Mar 14 @ 9:30 am – 3:30 pm
Abstract and Expressionistic Painting Techniques - Cancelled

This workshop has been cancelled.

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

(30-minute lunch break)
Instructor: Eo Omwake

Photography and Composition Workshop Series – Cancelled
Mar 14 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Photography and Composition Workshop Series - Cancelled

This workshop series has been cancelled.

Composition is important whether you have a smart phone or an expensive digital camera. Each class in this series on composition starts at the Museum with brief instructions on an individual rule of composition. Having seen examples in the classroom, we venture outside to make images using this rule of composition, sometimes going as far as Alapocas Woods State Park. Returning to the Museum, photographers will share their images and discuss. The class is open to photographers of all experience levels, using any kind of camera including smart phones. Classes may be taken individually.

Instructor: Danny Schweers

Lines to Corners, March 7
Fill the Frame, March 14
Separate Subject From Background, March 21
Shadows and Reflections, March 28

Mar
20
Fri
Spring Equinox Labyrinth Walk – Cancelled
Mar 20 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Spring Equinox Labyrinth Walk - Cancelled

This event has been cancelled.

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

Mar
21
Sat
iPhoneography – Cancelled
Mar 21 @ 9:30 am – 4:30 pm
iPhoneography - Cancelled

This workshop has been cancelled.

The phone that fits into the palm of your hand has endless photographic possibilities. In this workshop, students will learn photo-taking techniques and how to use apps to take professional quality photographs without purchasing expensive equipment! Students will need their iPhone, smartphone, or tablet.

(30 minute lunch break)
Instructor: Kathy Buckalew

Photography and Composition Workshop Series – Cancelled
Mar 21 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Photography and Composition Workshop Series - Cancelled

This workshop series has been cancelled.

Composition is important whether you have a smart phone or an expensive digital camera. Each class in this series on composition starts at the Museum with brief instructions on an individual rule of composition. Having seen examples in the classroom, we venture outside to make images using this rule of composition, sometimes going as far as Alapocas Woods State Park. Returning to the Museum, photographers will share their images and discuss. The class is open to photographers of all experience levels, using any kind of camera including smart phones. Classes may be taken individually.

Instructor: Danny Schweers

Lines to Corners, March 7
Fill the Frame, March 14
Separate Subject From Background, March 21
Shadows and Reflections, March 28

Layered Abstraction: Margo Allman & Helen Mason Members Preview – Postponed
Mar 21 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Layered Abstraction: Margo Allman & Helen Mason Members Preview - Postponed

This event has been postponed.

Join us for classical music, savory appetizers, and cocktails as we celebrate two pioneering artists of the Brandywine Valley: Margo Allman and Helen Mason. For more than 50 years, these two artists have explored the infinite possibilities of abstract art while challenging traditional expectations.

Members and their guests only. RSVP by March 14 to events@delart.org or 302.351.8506.

The Museum will be open to the public until 4:00 p.m. the day of the event. To allow for adequate preparation, we kindly ask our guests to refrain from arriving prior to the event’s start time.

About the Exhibition

On view March 21 – September 6, 2020, the exhibition includes Helen Mason’s jewelry forms from the 1970s through today, selections from her 1988 Delaware Art Museum exhibition, Form and Spirit, painting and ceramics dating back to the 1970s, and her recent sculptures in found rubber. Margo Allman’s works of art include her avant garde prints; sculptures in marble and wood, concrete, and synthetic fiber; her signature ovoidal paintings; and her most recent graphic drawings and paintings.

Layered Abstraction: Margo Allman & Helen Mason was organized by the Delaware Art Museum. This exhibition is made possible by the Emily du Pont Memorial Exhibition Fund.

Mar
28
Sat
Hinged Boxes Workshop – Cancelled
Mar 28 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Hinged Boxes Workshop - Cancelled

This workshop has been cancelled.

In this workshop, students will build a simple box with a cradle-hinged lid and secure catch.  The class will focus on the start-to-finish fabrication of a tight, sturdy, 5-knuckle cradle hinge – a task which requires precise measuring, cutting, and soldering.  This class is a great way to level-up fabrication skills, and the hinge-making principles introduced can be applied to many other formats, including bracelets, necklaces, and more.

(30-minute lunch break)
Beyond Beginner/Intermediate/Advanced
Instructor: Nash Quinn

Mastering Color in Painting – Cancelled
Mar 28 @ 9:30 am – 3:30 pm
Mastering Color in Painting - Cancelled

This workshop has been cancelled.

Focusing on the use of color in painting, students will learn about the many different “color worlds” that exist and how to use them for expression in painting and drawing. Starting with historical examples, students will be encouraged to find personal expression through the “color worlds” approach.

(30 minute lunch break)
All levels
Instructor: Eo Omwake

Photography and Composition Workshop Series – Cancelled
Mar 28 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Photography and Composition Workshop Series - Cancelled

This workshop series has been cancelled.

Composition is important whether you have a smart phone or an expensive digital camera. Each class in this series on composition starts at the Museum with brief instructions on an individual rule of composition. Having seen examples in the classroom, we venture outside to make images using this rule of composition, sometimes going as far as Alapocas Woods State Park. Returning to the Museum, photographers will share their images and discuss. The class is open to photographers of all experience levels, using any kind of camera including smart phones. Classes may be taken individually.

Instructor: Danny Schweers

Lines to Corners, March 7
Fill the Frame, March 14
Separate Subject From Background, March 21
Shadows and Reflections, March 28

Mar
29
Sun
Hinged Boxes Workshop – Cancelled
Mar 29 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Hinged Boxes Workshop - Cancelled

This workshop has been cancelled.

In this workshop, students will build a simple box with a cradle-hinged lid and secure catch.  The class will focus on the start-to-finish fabrication of a tight, sturdy, 5-knuckle cradle hinge – a task which requires precise measuring, cutting, and soldering.  This class is a great way to level-up fabrication skills, and the hinge-making principles introduced can be applied to many other formats, including bracelets, necklaces, and more.

(30-minute lunch break)
Beyond Beginner/Intermediate/Advanced
Instructor: Nash Quinn

Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon: Women Artists – Postponed
Mar 29 @ 1:30 pm – 4:00 pm
Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon: Women Artists - Postponed

This event has been postponed until further notice.

Improve Wikipedia articles about women artists in honor of Women’s History Month and the special exhibition. No experience necessary; bring your laptop and motivation to combat gender bias.

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

This event has been cancelled.

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

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

This event is designed for teens by teens. 

Apr
2
Thu
Drawing From a Photograph – Cancelled
Apr 2 @ 9:30 am – 12:30 pm
Drawing From a Photograph - Cancelled

This workshop has been cancelled.

Transfer your cherished photographs into cherished drawings. Students will learn simple steps to recreate photographs with paper and pencil. This is the perfect technique to personalize pet portraits, unforgettable landscapes, and other memorable moments.

All levels
Instructor: Roe Murray

Welcome Back Happy Hour with Step Afrika! – Cancelled
Apr 2 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Welcome Back Happy Hour with Step Afrika! - Cancelled

This event has been cancelled.

Free Thursday evening hours are back! Come enjoy a drink and see pop-up performances by Step Afrika!. Visit the first floor galleries before they are reinstalled and learn about upcoming exhibitions and programs. This event is indoors.

Apr
3
Fri
Step Afrika! | Drumfolk – Cancelled
Apr 3 @ 8:00 pm

This event has been cancelled.

Back by Popular demand, Step Afrika! returns to Wilmington with its blend of the percussive tradition of stepping with African and contemporary dance. The Company’s newest creation, Drumfolk, inspired by the Stono Rebellion of 1739, explores this little-known event in American history that forever transformed African-American life and culture. When Africans lost the right to use their drums, their rhythms found their way into the body of the people, the Drumfolk. New percussive forms took root leading to the development of some of our country’s most distinct performance traditions like the ring shout, tap, and stepping.

This program is sponsored by Capital and Worth in association with H&R Block and made possible in Delaware by the Amphion Foundation. The presentation of Step Afrika! was made possible by the New England Foundation for the Arts’ National Dance Project, with lead funding from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. This program is supported, in part, by a grant from the Delaware Division of the Arts, a state agency, in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts. The Division promotes Delaware arts events on www.DelawareScene.com.

 Delaware Division of the Arts    

Apr
4
Sat
Make A Concertina Sketchbook – Cancelled
Apr 4 @ 9:30 am – 4:30 pm
Make A Concertina Sketchbook - Cancelled

This workshop has been cancelled.

Make a concertina sketchbook to fill with drawings and observations. Students will start by visiting the gallery and viewing the exhibit Layered Abstraction: Margo Allman and Helen Mason for inspiration and the proceed to the classroom the create covers and learn step-by-step instructions for assembling the sketchbook. The afternoon will be devoted the filling the pages with drawing and observations inspired by the Museum. Some supplies included

Supplies included are watercolor paper, collage materials, backing board, and adhesives. Students may also bring additional collage materials.

(1 hour lunch break)
Beyond Beginner/Intermediate/Advanced
Instructor: Rosemary Connelly

Banner: Universal Possibilities (detail), 1980. Margo Allman. Acrylic on paper, sheet: 27 x 39 1/4 inches. Courtesy of the artist. © Margo Allman.

Apr
16
Thu
Museum Guide Open House – Cancelled
Apr 16 @ 5:30 pm
Museum Guide Open House - Cancelled

Looking for a way to give back in your community? Hoping to inspire children with a love for art? Seeking new friendships with others who share a passion for learning?

Meet the incredible volunteer guides who lead tours of the Museum, and learn how they serve the public. Find out about the Museum’s in-depth Guide training program, which combines learning about art and teaching. Application information will be available.

Become a Museum Guide at the Delaware Art Museum!

Our creative, knowledgeable, and passionate Museum Guides are highly trained volunteers who share their love for art with Museum visitors. The training class will focus on engaging children, students, and adults with the Museum’s richly diverse art collections. Guides have special access to in-depth learning opportunities at the Museum, and they form strong bonds with their collegial and collaborative group of fellow Guides.

Museum Guide Training will be held on Tuesdays beginning in September. Museum Guides are required to give a minimum of two years’ service leading tours, after their training is complete. Tours are assigned around guides’ individual schedules, but the majority of tours take place on weekday mornings throughout the year. For details, contact awiggins@delart.org.

 

Apr
17
Fri
Inside Look – Cancelled
Apr 17 @ 12:00 pm
Inside Look - Cancelled

Join us for an inside look at our new acquisition Parade de Paysans, by Loпs Mailou Jones, led by University of Delaware Art History graduate student Kristin Nassif. Free with admission.

Apr
18
Sat
Gala – Postponed
Apr 18 all-day
Gala - Postponed

2020 is going to be a particularly busy and transformative year for the Museum. In the spring, the Museum staff will begin a full reinstallation of the first floor galleries and launch a new brand with a new website. A few weeks later they will break ground on constructing a new, more welcoming front entrance along with making a few improvements to the current one. Lastly, after all of the construction is complete, the Museum will host Louis Comfort Tiffany: Treasures from the Driehaus Collection exhibition in the fall.

With all of this excitement and a recent leadership transition, the Museum has decided to postpone the Gala until Spring 2021.

We apologize for any inconvenience that this rescheduling may have caused. Please check back with us in a few months for the Gala’s new date.

Apr
19
Sun
Inside Look – Cancelled
Apr 19 @ 2:00 pm
Inside Look - Cancelled

Join us for an inside look at our new acquisition Parade de Paysans, by Loпs Mailou Jones, led by University of Delaware Art History graduate student Kristin Nassif. Free with admission.

Apr
23
Thu
Conversations with Women Making a Difference – rescheduled to Oct 1
Apr 23 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Conversations with Women Making a Difference - rescheduled to Oct 1

PLEASE NOTE: Due to the latest CDC recommendations, the Conversations with Women Making a Difference event on April 23 has been rescheduled to October 1, 2020. The panelists and all event details will remain the same. Tickets purchased for April 23 will be transferred to October 1. Please visit www.BlueBlaze.org for more information.

Join us on October 1, 2020 for “Conversations with Women Making a Difference” presented by Blue Blaze Associates.

Carol Arnott-Robbins, founder of NEWS4Women, will facilitate a panel discussion followed by a Q&A session. Topics will include career highlights, life stories, and hard-earned wisdom from three influential women. The three April panelists are:

Melody Phillips is Director of Operations for The Warehouse, a new teen center in northeast Wilmington that will open in April 2020. The Warehouse is part of a multi-million dollar community revitalization project, planned by REACH Riverside, offering comprehensive after-school opportunities for up to 700 teens. Melody serves as Chair of the Workforce Development Committee for REACH Riverside and is also Co-Founder and Board Chairwoman of I Am My Sister’s Keeper.

Latifa Ihsan Ali is a Muslim American fashion designer and entrepreneur who is passionate about helping women get active and keep modest. Her company, LiaWear Action, empowers Muslim women to pursue the activities they love. Latifa’s line of modest sportswear and hijab solutions encourage women to get out and run, jog, kick, bike, hike, swim, splash, dive, and dance their way to fitness.

Colleen Perry Keith is the new president of Goldey-Beacom College and the first woman to hold that position in the school’s 133-year history. Before coming to Delaware, Colleen served as president at Pfeiffer University in North Carolina and also at Spartanburg Methodist College in South Carolina. Her proven leadership and strong financial management were transformative at those institutions.

Bring your friends (including men!) to this fun and inspirational evening!

The event series is presented by Blue Blaze Associates and sponsored by NEWS4Women; all event proceeds are donated to local nonprofits. The 2020 partners and beneficiaries are the Delaware Art Museum and Fund for Women Delaware.

Apr
26
Sun
Artist Talk: Margo Allman – Cancelled
Apr 26 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Artist Talk: Margo Allman - Cancelled

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

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

PLEASE NOTE: All meetings will be held on Zoom via webcam at 6 pm until further notice. To RSVP to Zoom virtual meeting email ejarvis@delart.org.

Join the DelArt Readers, a community-led book club passionate about art-inspired literature. Visit the links below for monthly selections.

The Museum Store will carry many of the titles in this year’s DelArt Readers lineup, as indicated below. The store will have the titles available approximately a month before they will be discussed by the group. If you’d like to pre-order a copy, stop by the store and let us know!

You can now purchase your books online and support the Delaware Art Museum Store via Bookshop.org! At Bookshop, you can find book club selections and so much more at a discount, and have them shipped directly to your home. You’ll also find curated lists for books that correspond to our exhibitions, special events, staff picks and more! It’s a great way for us to offer you a wider array of books than we can carry in the store. We hope you’ll consider supporting the Museum by purchasing through Bookshop. Check out our page at https://bookshop.org/shop/delartstore, or click the links below to go directly to each book club selection.

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

April 30, 2020

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

by Gregory Curtis (Non-Fiction)

Purchase Book.

May 14, 2020


A Piece of the World

by Christina Baker Kline (Fiction)

Available for purchase in the Museum Store.

Purchase Book.

May 28, 2020


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

by Will Gompertz (Non-Fiction)

Purchase Book.

June 25, 2020


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

edited by Lawrence Block (Fiction)

Available for purchase in the Museum Store.

Purchase Book.

July 30, 2020


A Month in the Country

by J.L. Carr (Fiction)

Available for purchase in the Museum Store.

Purchase Book.

August 27, 2020


The Birth of Venus

by Sarah Dunant (Fiction)

Available for purchase in the Museum Store.

Purchase Book.

September 24, 2020


The Lady in Gold: The Extraordinary Tale of Gustav Klimt’s Masterpiece, Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer

by Anne-Marie O’Connor (Non-Fiction)

Available for purchase in the Museum Store.

Purchase Book.

October 29, 2020


The Mabinogion

edited by Lady Charlotte Guest (Fiction)

Purchase Book.

November 19, 2020

Clara and Mr. Tiffany

by Susan Vreeland (Fiction)

Available for purchase in the Museum Store.

Purchase Book.

December, 2020


No meeting

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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