PROGRAMS & EVENTS

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Art is Tasty Virtual Edition 12:00 pm
Art is Tasty Virtual Edition
May 1 @ 12:00 pm – 12:30 pm
Art is Tasty Virtual Edition
Join us online for our popular lunchtime gallery series, Art is Tasty! We’ll explore the sculpture Three Rectangles Horizontal Jointed Gyratory III by George Rickey, during this 30-minute discussion. Since we can’t gather in the Museum’s cafe at this time, feel free to bring your lunch to this noontime virtual gathering. Free; Suggested donation: $7. After registration is complete, you will receive an email with a link and details on how to join the Zoom meeting.
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Art Chat: New Acquisition! 5:30 pm
Art Chat: New Acquisition!
May 13 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Art Chat: New Acquisition! @ Zoom
Join curators and guest speakers online for a one hour live conversation on everything from new acquisitions in the Delaware Art Museum’s collection to interviews with local artists. Ask questions, share observations, or just enjoy some art! Get a sneak peak at one of the Museum’s recent acquisitions: An Instrument of Many Strings by Mary Lizzie Macomber. Looking at this work of art, museum curators Heather Campbell Coyle and Margaretta Frederick will discuss the influence of British Pre-Raphaelite art in the U.S. Registration required.  An Instrument of Many Strings, 1897. Mary Lizzie Macomber (1861–1916). Oil on canvas mounted to cradled...
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Virtual DelArt Readers: Book Club 6:00 pm
Virtual DelArt Readers: Book Club
May 14 @ 6:00 pm
Virtual DelArt Readers: Book Club @ Zoom Virtual Meeting
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...
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Art Chat: Fantasy and the Medieval Past 2:00 pm
Art Chat: Fantasy and the Medieval Past
May 17 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Art Chat: Fantasy and the Medieval Past @ Zoom
Join curators and guest speakers online for a one hour live conversation on everything from new acquisitions in the Delaware Art Museum’s collection to interviews with local artists. Ask questions, share observations, or just enjoy some art! How are are contemporary fantasy illustrations inspired by the book art of Howard Pyle? Medieval art historian Emily Shartrand and Librarian and Archivist Rachael Dieleurterio will draw connections between the history of book art, the Museum’s historical Pyle illustrations, and the work of current book artists. Registration required.
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Art Chat: Guest Artist Diane Burko 12:00 pm
Art Chat: Guest Artist Diane Burko
May 21 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Art Chat: Guest Artist Diane Burko @ Zoom
Join curators and guest speakers online for a one hour live conversation on everything from new acquisitions in the Delaware Art Museum’s collection to interviews with local artists. Ask questions, share observations, or just enjoy some art! Philadelphia-based artist Diane Burko has been fascinated by the landscape throughout her painting career. Join museum curator Margaret Winslow as she talks with Diane about her life as an artist explorer and environmental activist devoted to the critical topic of climate change. Registration required.
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Wilmington Writers – Open Mic Night 7:00 pm
Wilmington Writers – Open Mic Night
May 22 @ 7:00 pm
Wilmington Writers - Open Mic Night
Registration Full Join the Delaware Art Museum Writers Conference Committee for a public Open Mic Night from behind your screen! Stream on the Museum’s FB Live. 3 minute time limit—all genres of writing are welcome.
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Virtual DelArt Readers: Book Club 6:00 pm
Virtual DelArt Readers: Book Club
May 28 @ 6:00 pm
Virtual DelArt Readers: Book Club @ Zoom Virtual Meeting
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...
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Virtual Live Painting Demo with Artist Thomas Del Porte  10:00 am
Virtual Live Painting Demo with Artist Thomas Del Porte 
May 30 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Virtual Live Painting Demo with Artist Thomas Del Porte  @ Zoom
Watch teaching artist Thomas Del Porte demonstrate the Loper painting method and answer your questions with a guest moderator.   After registration is complete, you will receive an email with a link  to the Zoom presentation 48 hours in advance.     
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Virtual Slow Art Tour and Meditative Drawing  2:00 pm
Virtual Slow Art Tour and Meditative Drawing 
May 31 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Virtual Slow Art Tour and Meditative Drawing  @ Zoom
Viewing and making art can reduce stress and improve mental health, so join us for a virtual edition of our monthly slow art tour followed by a meditative drawing exercise. Slow down to unlock your creativity with deep looking and relaxing drawing. This program is sponsored by Museum Council and the Laffey McHugh Foundation.  After registration is complete, you will receive an email with a link and details on how to join the Zoom meeting.