PROGRAMS & EVENTS

Nov
19
Thu
Art Chat Weekly
Nov 19 @ 12:00 pm
Art Chat Weekly @ Zoom

Join us for an hour-long virtual conversation with curators and guest speakers on everything from works of art in the collection to interviews with local artists. Ask questions, participate in the conversation, or just enjoy! Registration required. After registration is complete, you will receive an email with a link and details on how to join the Zoom meeting. If you do not receive a link, please check your spam folder or reach out to us. This program is sponsored by the Art Bridges Foundation. 

June 25 – Guest Artist jc lenochan

Through pairings of images and text, jc lenochan examines what he refers to as the “social condition as it relates to identity, race, and class.” His 2012 drawing on canvas titled unfinished business “it may not be televised,” references the 1971 poem and song, “The Revolution Will Not Be Televised” by Gil Scott-Heron, in which the musician warns about the possible complacency created by television. Like Scott-Heron, lenochan focuses on the effects of mass media and strives to create a place for dialogue that will help develop a better understanding of the spread of “misinformation/cultural bias as a global pandemic.” Join artist jc lenochan and curator Margaret Winslow as they discuss the artist’s recent work and how it engages in social justice and the dismantling of whiteness. Register

July 2 – No Art Chat due to the holiday

July 9 – Chords of Color

Many American artists experimented with color theories in the early 20th century. Robert Henri, John Sloan, and George Bellows adopted the musically inspired color palettes of Hardesty Maratta around 1910. Their friends Charles and Alice Beach Winter built on Maratta’s system, creating stunning chromatic charts in the Museum’s archives. Here in Delaware, concert pianist and musical theorist Mary Hallock Greenewalt designed a “color organ” that projected colored light based on the keys she played. Come discuss these theories and the colorful characters behind them with curator Heather Campbell Coyle and musician Jonathan Whitney. Register

July 16 – La Bella Mano with Guest Dr. David Bentley

In a brief commentary on La Bella Mano (1875) shortly after it was painted, Rossetti’s friend and former fellow Pre-Raphaelite Frederic George Stephens described it as “simply a painter’s fancy, and almost entirely dependent on pictorial qualities.” Dr. David Bentley from Western University of Canada joins curator Margaretta Frederick to discuss the painting’s symbolic details and its intriguing relationship to Murray Marks, the curiosity dealer who commissioned it. This talk will also explore the sonnet that Rossetti wrote for La Bella Mano, where the description of the woman’s beautiful hand as “A flower of Venus’ own virginity” invites questions about the role of classical mythology in the painting and its underlying conceptions of female purity and sexuality.   Register

July 23 – Guest Artist Craig Colorusso 

In 2017, Craig Colorusso brought Sound + Light to the Delaware Art Museum. Visitors to the Museum’s Copeland Sculpture Garden and Labyrinth in the Anthony N. Fusco Reservoir experienced the intersection of sound, light, and space. The artist joins curator Margaret Winslow to talk about his solar and motion-powered sculptures and invites participants to take part in creating a symphony of digital sound.  Register

July 30

TBA – Register

Virtual DelArt Readers: Book Club
Nov 19 @ 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.

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.

Read about the 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

Nov
26
Thu
Art Chat Weekly
Nov 26 @ 12:00 pm
Art Chat Weekly @ Zoom

Join us for an hour-long virtual conversation with curators and guest speakers on everything from works of art in the collection to interviews with local artists. Ask questions, participate in the conversation, or just enjoy! Registration required. After registration is complete, you will receive an email with a link and details on how to join the Zoom meeting. If you do not receive a link, please check your spam folder or reach out to us. This program is sponsored by the Art Bridges Foundation. 

June 25 – Guest Artist jc lenochan

Through pairings of images and text, jc lenochan examines what he refers to as the “social condition as it relates to identity, race, and class.” His 2012 drawing on canvas titled unfinished business “it may not be televised,” references the 1971 poem and song, “The Revolution Will Not Be Televised” by Gil Scott-Heron, in which the musician warns about the possible complacency created by television. Like Scott-Heron, lenochan focuses on the effects of mass media and strives to create a place for dialogue that will help develop a better understanding of the spread of “misinformation/cultural bias as a global pandemic.” Join artist jc lenochan and curator Margaret Winslow as they discuss the artist’s recent work and how it engages in social justice and the dismantling of whiteness. Register

July 2 – No Art Chat due to the holiday

July 9 – Chords of Color

Many American artists experimented with color theories in the early 20th century. Robert Henri, John Sloan, and George Bellows adopted the musically inspired color palettes of Hardesty Maratta around 1910. Their friends Charles and Alice Beach Winter built on Maratta’s system, creating stunning chromatic charts in the Museum’s archives. Here in Delaware, concert pianist and musical theorist Mary Hallock Greenewalt designed a “color organ” that projected colored light based on the keys she played. Come discuss these theories and the colorful characters behind them with curator Heather Campbell Coyle and musician Jonathan Whitney. Register

July 16 – La Bella Mano with Guest Dr. David Bentley

In a brief commentary on La Bella Mano (1875) shortly after it was painted, Rossetti’s friend and former fellow Pre-Raphaelite Frederic George Stephens described it as “simply a painter’s fancy, and almost entirely dependent on pictorial qualities.” Dr. David Bentley from Western University of Canada joins curator Margaretta Frederick to discuss the painting’s symbolic details and its intriguing relationship to Murray Marks, the curiosity dealer who commissioned it. This talk will also explore the sonnet that Rossetti wrote for La Bella Mano, where the description of the woman’s beautiful hand as “A flower of Venus’ own virginity” invites questions about the role of classical mythology in the painting and its underlying conceptions of female purity and sexuality.   Register

July 23 – Guest Artist Craig Colorusso 

In 2017, Craig Colorusso brought Sound + Light to the Delaware Art Museum. Visitors to the Museum’s Copeland Sculpture Garden and Labyrinth in the Anthony N. Fusco Reservoir experienced the intersection of sound, light, and space. The artist joins curator Margaret Winslow to talk about his solar and motion-powered sculptures and invites participants to take part in creating a symphony of digital sound.  Register

July 30

TBA – Register

Dec
3
Thu
Art Chat Weekly
Dec 3 @ 12:00 pm
Art Chat Weekly @ Zoom

Join us for an hour-long virtual conversation with curators and guest speakers on everything from works of art in the collection to interviews with local artists. Ask questions, participate in the conversation, or just enjoy! Registration required. After registration is complete, you will receive an email with a link and details on how to join the Zoom meeting. If you do not receive a link, please check your spam folder or reach out to us. This program is sponsored by the Art Bridges Foundation. 

June 25 – Guest Artist jc lenochan

Through pairings of images and text, jc lenochan examines what he refers to as the “social condition as it relates to identity, race, and class.” His 2012 drawing on canvas titled unfinished business “it may not be televised,” references the 1971 poem and song, “The Revolution Will Not Be Televised” by Gil Scott-Heron, in which the musician warns about the possible complacency created by television. Like Scott-Heron, lenochan focuses on the effects of mass media and strives to create a place for dialogue that will help develop a better understanding of the spread of “misinformation/cultural bias as a global pandemic.” Join artist jc lenochan and curator Margaret Winslow as they discuss the artist’s recent work and how it engages in social justice and the dismantling of whiteness. Register

July 2 – No Art Chat due to the holiday

July 9 – Chords of Color

Many American artists experimented with color theories in the early 20th century. Robert Henri, John Sloan, and George Bellows adopted the musically inspired color palettes of Hardesty Maratta around 1910. Their friends Charles and Alice Beach Winter built on Maratta’s system, creating stunning chromatic charts in the Museum’s archives. Here in Delaware, concert pianist and musical theorist Mary Hallock Greenewalt designed a “color organ” that projected colored light based on the keys she played. Come discuss these theories and the colorful characters behind them with curator Heather Campbell Coyle and musician Jonathan Whitney. Register

July 16 – La Bella Mano with Guest Dr. David Bentley

In a brief commentary on La Bella Mano (1875) shortly after it was painted, Rossetti’s friend and former fellow Pre-Raphaelite Frederic George Stephens described it as “simply a painter’s fancy, and almost entirely dependent on pictorial qualities.” Dr. David Bentley from Western University of Canada joins curator Margaretta Frederick to discuss the painting’s symbolic details and its intriguing relationship to Murray Marks, the curiosity dealer who commissioned it. This talk will also explore the sonnet that Rossetti wrote for La Bella Mano, where the description of the woman’s beautiful hand as “A flower of Venus’ own virginity” invites questions about the role of classical mythology in the painting and its underlying conceptions of female purity and sexuality.   Register

July 23 – Guest Artist Craig Colorusso 

In 2017, Craig Colorusso brought Sound + Light to the Delaware Art Museum. Visitors to the Museum’s Copeland Sculpture Garden and Labyrinth in the Anthony N. Fusco Reservoir experienced the intersection of sound, light, and space. The artist joins curator Margaret Winslow to talk about his solar and motion-powered sculptures and invites participants to take part in creating a symphony of digital sound.  Register

July 30

TBA – Register

Dec
4
Fri
Art is Tasty Virtual Edition
Dec 4 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Art is Tasty Virtual Edition

First Fridays of the month. This noon-time lunch series on the first Friday of every month pairs an engaging 30-minute discussion about a work of art with a delicious lunch in the Thronson Café. (Café lunch voucher included in price).

Upcoming 2020 Topics

June 19: Tenant Farmer, Andrew Wyeth
July 3: Cancelled
August 7: Atlantic City, Reginald Marsh
September 4: Riot, Deborah Butterfield
October 2: Labyrinth
November 6: Louis Comfort Tiffany: Treasures from the Driehaus Collection special exhibition
December 4: On the Banks of the Doune, Scotland, Robert Duncanson

Dec
10
Thu
Art Chat Weekly
Dec 10 @ 12:00 pm
Art Chat Weekly @ Zoom

Join us for an hour-long virtual conversation with curators and guest speakers on everything from works of art in the collection to interviews with local artists. Ask questions, participate in the conversation, or just enjoy! Registration required. After registration is complete, you will receive an email with a link and details on how to join the Zoom meeting. If you do not receive a link, please check your spam folder or reach out to us. This program is sponsored by the Art Bridges Foundation. 

June 25 – Guest Artist jc lenochan

Through pairings of images and text, jc lenochan examines what he refers to as the “social condition as it relates to identity, race, and class.” His 2012 drawing on canvas titled unfinished business “it may not be televised,” references the 1971 poem and song, “The Revolution Will Not Be Televised” by Gil Scott-Heron, in which the musician warns about the possible complacency created by television. Like Scott-Heron, lenochan focuses on the effects of mass media and strives to create a place for dialogue that will help develop a better understanding of the spread of “misinformation/cultural bias as a global pandemic.” Join artist jc lenochan and curator Margaret Winslow as they discuss the artist’s recent work and how it engages in social justice and the dismantling of whiteness. Register

July 2 – No Art Chat due to the holiday

July 9 – Chords of Color

Many American artists experimented with color theories in the early 20th century. Robert Henri, John Sloan, and George Bellows adopted the musically inspired color palettes of Hardesty Maratta around 1910. Their friends Charles and Alice Beach Winter built on Maratta’s system, creating stunning chromatic charts in the Museum’s archives. Here in Delaware, concert pianist and musical theorist Mary Hallock Greenewalt designed a “color organ” that projected colored light based on the keys she played. Come discuss these theories and the colorful characters behind them with curator Heather Campbell Coyle and musician Jonathan Whitney. Register

July 16 – La Bella Mano with Guest Dr. David Bentley

In a brief commentary on La Bella Mano (1875) shortly after it was painted, Rossetti’s friend and former fellow Pre-Raphaelite Frederic George Stephens described it as “simply a painter’s fancy, and almost entirely dependent on pictorial qualities.” Dr. David Bentley from Western University of Canada joins curator Margaretta Frederick to discuss the painting’s symbolic details and its intriguing relationship to Murray Marks, the curiosity dealer who commissioned it. This talk will also explore the sonnet that Rossetti wrote for La Bella Mano, where the description of the woman’s beautiful hand as “A flower of Venus’ own virginity” invites questions about the role of classical mythology in the painting and its underlying conceptions of female purity and sexuality.   Register

July 23 – Guest Artist Craig Colorusso 

In 2017, Craig Colorusso brought Sound + Light to the Delaware Art Museum. Visitors to the Museum’s Copeland Sculpture Garden and Labyrinth in the Anthony N. Fusco Reservoir experienced the intersection of sound, light, and space. The artist joins curator Margaret Winslow to talk about his solar and motion-powered sculptures and invites participants to take part in creating a symphony of digital sound.  Register

July 30

TBA – Register

Dec
17
Thu
Art Chat Weekly
Dec 17 @ 12:00 pm
Art Chat Weekly @ Zoom

Join us for an hour-long virtual conversation with curators and guest speakers on everything from works of art in the collection to interviews with local artists. Ask questions, participate in the conversation, or just enjoy! Registration required. After registration is complete, you will receive an email with a link and details on how to join the Zoom meeting. If you do not receive a link, please check your spam folder or reach out to us. This program is sponsored by the Art Bridges Foundation. 

June 25 – Guest Artist jc lenochan

Through pairings of images and text, jc lenochan examines what he refers to as the “social condition as it relates to identity, race, and class.” His 2012 drawing on canvas titled unfinished business “it may not be televised,” references the 1971 poem and song, “The Revolution Will Not Be Televised” by Gil Scott-Heron, in which the musician warns about the possible complacency created by television. Like Scott-Heron, lenochan focuses on the effects of mass media and strives to create a place for dialogue that will help develop a better understanding of the spread of “misinformation/cultural bias as a global pandemic.” Join artist jc lenochan and curator Margaret Winslow as they discuss the artist’s recent work and how it engages in social justice and the dismantling of whiteness. Register

July 2 – No Art Chat due to the holiday

July 9 – Chords of Color

Many American artists experimented with color theories in the early 20th century. Robert Henri, John Sloan, and George Bellows adopted the musically inspired color palettes of Hardesty Maratta around 1910. Their friends Charles and Alice Beach Winter built on Maratta’s system, creating stunning chromatic charts in the Museum’s archives. Here in Delaware, concert pianist and musical theorist Mary Hallock Greenewalt designed a “color organ” that projected colored light based on the keys she played. Come discuss these theories and the colorful characters behind them with curator Heather Campbell Coyle and musician Jonathan Whitney. Register

July 16 – La Bella Mano with Guest Dr. David Bentley

In a brief commentary on La Bella Mano (1875) shortly after it was painted, Rossetti’s friend and former fellow Pre-Raphaelite Frederic George Stephens described it as “simply a painter’s fancy, and almost entirely dependent on pictorial qualities.” Dr. David Bentley from Western University of Canada joins curator Margaretta Frederick to discuss the painting’s symbolic details and its intriguing relationship to Murray Marks, the curiosity dealer who commissioned it. This talk will also explore the sonnet that Rossetti wrote for La Bella Mano, where the description of the woman’s beautiful hand as “A flower of Venus’ own virginity” invites questions about the role of classical mythology in the painting and its underlying conceptions of female purity and sexuality.   Register

July 23 – Guest Artist Craig Colorusso 

In 2017, Craig Colorusso brought Sound + Light to the Delaware Art Museum. Visitors to the Museum’s Copeland Sculpture Garden and Labyrinth in the Anthony N. Fusco Reservoir experienced the intersection of sound, light, and space. The artist joins curator Margaret Winslow to talk about his solar and motion-powered sculptures and invites participants to take part in creating a symphony of digital sound.  Register

July 30

TBA – Register

Dec
24
Thu
Art Chat Weekly
Dec 24 @ 12:00 pm
Art Chat Weekly @ Zoom

Join us for an hour-long virtual conversation with curators and guest speakers on everything from works of art in the collection to interviews with local artists. Ask questions, participate in the conversation, or just enjoy! Registration required. After registration is complete, you will receive an email with a link and details on how to join the Zoom meeting. If you do not receive a link, please check your spam folder or reach out to us. This program is sponsored by the Art Bridges Foundation. 

June 25 – Guest Artist jc lenochan

Through pairings of images and text, jc lenochan examines what he refers to as the “social condition as it relates to identity, race, and class.” His 2012 drawing on canvas titled unfinished business “it may not be televised,” references the 1971 poem and song, “The Revolution Will Not Be Televised” by Gil Scott-Heron, in which the musician warns about the possible complacency created by television. Like Scott-Heron, lenochan focuses on the effects of mass media and strives to create a place for dialogue that will help develop a better understanding of the spread of “misinformation/cultural bias as a global pandemic.” Join artist jc lenochan and curator Margaret Winslow as they discuss the artist’s recent work and how it engages in social justice and the dismantling of whiteness. Register

July 2 – No Art Chat due to the holiday

July 9 – Chords of Color

Many American artists experimented with color theories in the early 20th century. Robert Henri, John Sloan, and George Bellows adopted the musically inspired color palettes of Hardesty Maratta around 1910. Their friends Charles and Alice Beach Winter built on Maratta’s system, creating stunning chromatic charts in the Museum’s archives. Here in Delaware, concert pianist and musical theorist Mary Hallock Greenewalt designed a “color organ” that projected colored light based on the keys she played. Come discuss these theories and the colorful characters behind them with curator Heather Campbell Coyle and musician Jonathan Whitney. Register

July 16 – La Bella Mano with Guest Dr. David Bentley

In a brief commentary on La Bella Mano (1875) shortly after it was painted, Rossetti’s friend and former fellow Pre-Raphaelite Frederic George Stephens described it as “simply a painter’s fancy, and almost entirely dependent on pictorial qualities.” Dr. David Bentley from Western University of Canada joins curator Margaretta Frederick to discuss the painting’s symbolic details and its intriguing relationship to Murray Marks, the curiosity dealer who commissioned it. This talk will also explore the sonnet that Rossetti wrote for La Bella Mano, where the description of the woman’s beautiful hand as “A flower of Venus’ own virginity” invites questions about the role of classical mythology in the painting and its underlying conceptions of female purity and sexuality.   Register

July 23 – Guest Artist Craig Colorusso 

In 2017, Craig Colorusso brought Sound + Light to the Delaware Art Museum. Visitors to the Museum’s Copeland Sculpture Garden and Labyrinth in the Anthony N. Fusco Reservoir experienced the intersection of sound, light, and space. The artist joins curator Margaret Winslow to talk about his solar and motion-powered sculptures and invites participants to take part in creating a symphony of digital sound.  Register

July 30

TBA – Register

Dec
31
Thu
Art Chat Weekly
Dec 31 @ 12:00 pm
Art Chat Weekly @ Zoom

Join us for an hour-long virtual conversation with curators and guest speakers on everything from works of art in the collection to interviews with local artists. Ask questions, participate in the conversation, or just enjoy! Registration required. After registration is complete, you will receive an email with a link and details on how to join the Zoom meeting. If you do not receive a link, please check your spam folder or reach out to us. This program is sponsored by the Art Bridges Foundation. 

June 25 – Guest Artist jc lenochan

Through pairings of images and text, jc lenochan examines what he refers to as the “social condition as it relates to identity, race, and class.” His 2012 drawing on canvas titled unfinished business “it may not be televised,” references the 1971 poem and song, “The Revolution Will Not Be Televised” by Gil Scott-Heron, in which the musician warns about the possible complacency created by television. Like Scott-Heron, lenochan focuses on the effects of mass media and strives to create a place for dialogue that will help develop a better understanding of the spread of “misinformation/cultural bias as a global pandemic.” Join artist jc lenochan and curator Margaret Winslow as they discuss the artist’s recent work and how it engages in social justice and the dismantling of whiteness. Register

July 2 – No Art Chat due to the holiday

July 9 – Chords of Color

Many American artists experimented with color theories in the early 20th century. Robert Henri, John Sloan, and George Bellows adopted the musically inspired color palettes of Hardesty Maratta around 1910. Their friends Charles and Alice Beach Winter built on Maratta’s system, creating stunning chromatic charts in the Museum’s archives. Here in Delaware, concert pianist and musical theorist Mary Hallock Greenewalt designed a “color organ” that projected colored light based on the keys she played. Come discuss these theories and the colorful characters behind them with curator Heather Campbell Coyle and musician Jonathan Whitney. Register

July 16 – La Bella Mano with Guest Dr. David Bentley

In a brief commentary on La Bella Mano (1875) shortly after it was painted, Rossetti’s friend and former fellow Pre-Raphaelite Frederic George Stephens described it as “simply a painter’s fancy, and almost entirely dependent on pictorial qualities.” Dr. David Bentley from Western University of Canada joins curator Margaretta Frederick to discuss the painting’s symbolic details and its intriguing relationship to Murray Marks, the curiosity dealer who commissioned it. This talk will also explore the sonnet that Rossetti wrote for La Bella Mano, where the description of the woman’s beautiful hand as “A flower of Venus’ own virginity” invites questions about the role of classical mythology in the painting and its underlying conceptions of female purity and sexuality.   Register

July 23 – Guest Artist Craig Colorusso 

In 2017, Craig Colorusso brought Sound + Light to the Delaware Art Museum. Visitors to the Museum’s Copeland Sculpture Garden and Labyrinth in the Anthony N. Fusco Reservoir experienced the intersection of sound, light, and space. The artist joins curator Margaret Winslow to talk about his solar and motion-powered sculptures and invites participants to take part in creating a symphony of digital sound.  Register

July 30

TBA – Register