PROGRAMS & EVENTS

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Glory of Stories 10:30 am
Glory of Stories
Oct 4 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Glory of Stories
Glory of Stories introduces young visitors to art and the Museum through a story reading followed by an interactive tour of relevant works of art and a studio art project. This program encourages learning through discovery, exploration, and hands-on experiences. Ages 2 and up. Group tour reservations are required for groups of 10 or more children. Chaperone guidelines and admission rates apply to reserved group tours. Learn more. Oct 18 Where the Wild Things Are Maurice Sendak Oct 25* Ghosts in the House! Kazuno Kohara Nov 1 The Little Yellow Leaf Carin Berger Nov 8 Zin! Zin! Zin! A Violin Marjorie...
Art is Tasty 12:00 pm
Art is Tasty
Oct 4 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Art is Tasty
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 Topics August 2, 2019: Two Seated Figures, Charles Cajori – Register September 6, 2019: Spring and Autumn, Lydia Field Emmet – Register October 4, 2019: Three Rectangles Horizontal Jointed Gyratory III, George Rickey – Register November 1, 2019: Charles Burchfield painting – Register December 6, 2019: Mandala, Gregory Gillespie – Register
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Public Tours 1:00 pm
Public Tours
Oct 5 @ 1:00 pm
Public Tours
Museum Guides lead public tours every weekend. On Saturdays and Sundays, there is a Highlights tour focusing on the Museum’s collection at 1:00 p.m. At 2:00 p.m., the public tour focuses on the special exhibition or spotlights an area of the permanent collection. Saturdays and Sundays Highlights Tour at 1:00 p.m. Exhibition/Spotlight Tour at 2:00 p.m. Tours are free with admission.
Public Tours 2:00 pm
Public Tours
Oct 5 @ 2:00 pm
Public Tours
Museum Guides lead public tours every weekend. On Saturdays and Sundays, there is a Highlights tour focusing on the Museum’s collection at 1:00 p.m. At 2:00 p.m., the public tour focuses on the special exhibition or spotlights an area of the permanent collection. Saturdays and Sundays Highlights Tour at 1:00 p.m. Exhibition/Spotlight Tour at 2:00 p.m. Tours are free with admission.
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Public Tours 1:00 pm
Public Tours
Oct 6 @ 1:00 pm
Public Tours
Museum Guides lead public tours every weekend. On Saturdays and Sundays, there is a Highlights tour focusing on the Museum’s collection at 1:00 p.m. At 2:00 p.m., the public tour focuses on the special exhibition or spotlights an area of the permanent collection. Saturdays and Sundays Highlights Tour at 1:00 p.m. Exhibition/Spotlight Tour at 2:00 p.m. Tours are free with admission.
Public Tours 2:00 pm
Public Tours
Oct 6 @ 2:00 pm
Public Tours
Museum Guides lead public tours every weekend. On Saturdays and Sundays, there is a Highlights tour focusing on the Museum’s collection at 1:00 p.m. At 2:00 p.m., the public tour focuses on the special exhibition or spotlights an area of the permanent collection. Saturdays and Sundays Highlights Tour at 1:00 p.m. Exhibition/Spotlight Tour at 2:00 p.m. Tours are free with admission.
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Conversations with Women Making a Difference in Delaware 5:30 pm
Conversations with Women Making a Difference in Delaware
Oct 10 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Conversations with Women Making a Difference in Delaware
Join us at the Delaware Art Museum on October 10 for the third in series of “Conversations with Women Making a Difference in Delaware”. 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 evening will also include a short preview of an upcoming exhibit at the Art Museum, Posing Beauty in African American Culture , which opens on October 19. The three October panelists include: Doneene Keemer Damon is the president of Richards Layton & Finger (RLF), Delaware’s largest...
Well-Read Black Girl Book Club 6:00 pm
Well-Read Black Girl Book Club
Oct 10 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Well-Read Black Girl Book Club
 Join the Museum Store for the Well-Read Black Girl Book Club! FREE to attend! We’re so excited to be partnering with the American Booksellers Association and One Village Alliance to bring a chapter of this hugely popular book club to the Delaware Art Museum. Chandra Pitts of One Village Alliance will be facilitating these amazing bookish adventures as part of the Alliance’s Girls Can Do Anything initiative. We’re thrilled to offer each month’s selection at a 20% discount! Read on for more info about our meeting dates, monthly book picks and more! Meetings will take place in either the Museum...
Performance: Pyxis Piano Quartet – Present from the Past 7:30 pm
Performance: Pyxis Piano Quartet – Present from the Past
Oct 10 @ 7:30 pm
Performance: Pyxis Piano Quartet - Present from the Past @ Delaware Art Museum
Reflecting on the work of Mitch Lyons, who expanded traditional clay techniques into a new form, Pyxis will pair Brahms’ magnificent Piano Quartet No. 3 with Pulitzer-winner Caroline Shaw’s piano quartet Thousandth Orange. Shaw says, “The thousandth orange you eat is just as extraordinary as the first,” and this evening is filled with music exploring how what seems new can draw boldly on what went before. At 7:30 p.m., a Museum curator will present a 15-minute pre-concert talk. You are also welcome to arrive early for dinner and light fare in the Museum’s Thronson Café. The concert begin at 8:00...
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Glory of Stories 10:30 am
Glory of Stories
Oct 11 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Glory of Stories
Glory of Stories introduces young visitors to art and the Museum through a story reading followed by an interactive tour of relevant works of art and a studio art project. This program encourages learning through discovery, exploration, and hands-on experiences. Ages 2 and up. Group tour reservations are required for groups of 10 or more children. Chaperone guidelines and admission rates apply to reserved group tours. Learn more. Oct 18 Where the Wild Things Are Maurice Sendak Oct 25* Ghosts in the House! Kazuno Kohara Nov 1 The Little Yellow Leaf Carin Berger Nov 8 Zin! Zin! Zin! A Violin Marjorie...
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Public Tours 1:00 pm
Public Tours
Oct 12 @ 1:00 pm
Public Tours
Museum Guides lead public tours every weekend. On Saturdays and Sundays, there is a Highlights tour focusing on the Museum’s collection at 1:00 p.m. At 2:00 p.m., the public tour focuses on the special exhibition or spotlights an area of the permanent collection. Saturdays and Sundays Highlights Tour at 1:00 p.m. Exhibition/Spotlight Tour at 2:00 p.m. Tours are free with admission.
Public Tours 2:00 pm
Public Tours
Oct 12 @ 2:00 pm
Public Tours
Museum Guides lead public tours every weekend. On Saturdays and Sundays, there is a Highlights tour focusing on the Museum’s collection at 1:00 p.m. At 2:00 p.m., the public tour focuses on the special exhibition or spotlights an area of the permanent collection. Saturdays and Sundays Highlights Tour at 1:00 p.m. Exhibition/Spotlight Tour at 2:00 p.m. Tours are free with admission.
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Family 2nd Sundays 9:00 am
Family 2nd Sundays
Oct 13 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Family 2nd Sundays
Drop-in on second Sundays for a full day of programs designed for families. Additional programming and performances on select 2nd Sundays. 9:00 a.m. Ages 4+ and their grownups. Family Yoga – Practice a pose with your little in the sculpture garden, led by Petite Yogi. Weather dependent. March–October only. 10:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Ages 0–2 and their grownups. Art Museum Babies – Join us for circle time with songs, sensory play, and a baby-friendly visit with a special work of art. 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Young Artist Storytime – Begin with a story reading in Kids’ Corner followed...
Public Tours 1:00 pm
Public Tours
Oct 13 @ 1:00 pm
Public Tours
Museum Guides lead public tours every weekend. On Saturdays and Sundays, there is a Highlights tour focusing on the Museum’s collection at 1:00 p.m. At 2:00 p.m., the public tour focuses on the special exhibition or spotlights an area of the permanent collection. Saturdays and Sundays Highlights Tour at 1:00 p.m. Exhibition/Spotlight Tour at 2:00 p.m. Tours are free with admission.
Public Tours 2:00 pm
Public Tours
Oct 13 @ 2:00 pm
Public Tours
Museum Guides lead public tours every weekend. On Saturdays and Sundays, there is a Highlights tour focusing on the Museum’s collection at 1:00 p.m. At 2:00 p.m., the public tour focuses on the special exhibition or spotlights an area of the permanent collection. Saturdays and Sundays Highlights Tour at 1:00 p.m. Exhibition/Spotlight Tour at 2:00 p.m. Tours are free with admission.
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Glory of Stories 10:30 am
Glory of Stories
Oct 18 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Glory of Stories
Glory of Stories introduces young visitors to art and the Museum through a story reading followed by an interactive tour of relevant works of art and a studio art project. This program encourages learning through discovery, exploration, and hands-on experiences. Ages 2 and up. Group tour reservations are required for groups of 10 or more children. Chaperone guidelines and admission rates apply to reserved group tours. Learn more. Oct 18 Where the Wild Things Are Maurice Sendak Oct 25* Ghosts in the House! Kazuno Kohara Nov 1 The Little Yellow Leaf Carin Berger Nov 8 Zin! Zin! Zin! A Violin Marjorie...
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Public Tours 1:00 pm
Public Tours
Oct 19 @ 1:00 pm
Public Tours
Museum Guides lead public tours every weekend. On Saturdays and Sundays, there is a Highlights tour focusing on the Museum’s collection at 1:00 p.m. At 2:00 p.m., the public tour focuses on the special exhibition or spotlights an area of the permanent collection. Saturdays and Sundays Highlights Tour at 1:00 p.m. Exhibition/Spotlight Tour at 2:00 p.m. Tours are free with admission.
Public Tours 2:00 pm
Public Tours
Oct 19 @ 2:00 pm
Public Tours
Museum Guides lead public tours every weekend. On Saturdays and Sundays, there is a Highlights tour focusing on the Museum’s collection at 1:00 p.m. At 2:00 p.m., the public tour focuses on the special exhibition or spotlights an area of the permanent collection. Saturdays and Sundays Highlights Tour at 1:00 p.m. Exhibition/Spotlight Tour at 2:00 p.m. Tours are free with admission.
The Living Legacy National Speaking Tour: David C. Driskell and Julie L. McGee in Conversation 2:00 pm
The Living Legacy National Speaking Tour: David C. Driskell and Julie L. McGee in Conversation
Oct 19 @ 2:00 pm
The Living Legacy National Speaking Tour: David C. Driskell and Julie L. McGee  in Conversation
A leading authority on African American art, David C. Driskell is a renowned artist, scholar and historian. Join us as he converses with Dr. Julie McGee, Associate Professor of Africana Studies and Art History, and Director of the Interdisciplinary Humanities Research Center at the University of Delaware. This lecture is part of the national Living Legacy Speaking Tour.
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Public Tours 1:00 pm
Public Tours
Oct 20 @ 1:00 pm
Public Tours
Museum Guides lead public tours every weekend. On Saturdays and Sundays, there is a Highlights tour focusing on the Museum’s collection at 1:00 p.m. At 2:00 p.m., the public tour focuses on the special exhibition or spotlights an area of the permanent collection. Saturdays and Sundays Highlights Tour at 1:00 p.m. Exhibition/Spotlight Tour at 2:00 p.m. Tours are free with admission.
Special Exhibition Tours: Posing Beauty 2:00 pm
Special Exhibition Tours: Posing Beauty
Oct 20 @ 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.
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DelArt Readers: Book Club 6:00 pm
DelArt Readers: Book Club
Oct 24 @ 6:00 pm
DelArt Readers: Book Club @ Delaware Art Museum, inquire at front desk for monthly location
Join the DelArt Readers, a community-led book club passionate about art-inspired literature. Visit the links below for monthly selections. RSVP encouraged, but not required. Email ejarvis@delart.org. September 26, 2019 Oil and Marble: a novel of Leonardo and Michelangelo by Stephanie Storey (fiction) Amazon October 24, 2019 Becoming by Michelle Obama Amazon November 21, 2019 The Art of Rivalry: four friendships, betrayals, and breakthroughs in  Modern Art Sebastian Smee (nonfiction) Amazon December, 2019 No meeting  
Performance: Raye Jones Avery & Adagio with Dennis Fortune, Musical Director 8:00 pm
Performance: Raye Jones Avery & Adagio with Dennis Fortune, Musical Director
Oct 24 @ 8:00 pm
Performance: Raye Jones Avery & Adagio with Dennis Fortune, Musical Director
“Between” is the sophomore release from Raye Jones Avery. A native of Philadelphia, Raye grew up in Wilmington, Delaware where she has been a staple in US arts world. As Executive Director of the Christina Cultural Arts Center, Raye has been one of the driving forces in the continued flourishing of creative arts in the Mid Atlantic region. Now, Raye is stepping out to make a more personal statement on her 2nd CD, produced by Dennis Fortune. Fortune also produced Raye’s debut recording project “Sistah Girl’s Lament”. E. Shawn Qaissaunee produced and arranged selections on “Between” as well. Between” was...
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Glory of Stories 10:30 am
Glory of Stories
Oct 25 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Glory of Stories
Glory of Stories introduces young visitors to art and the Museum through a story reading followed by an interactive tour of relevant works of art and a studio art project. This program encourages learning through discovery, exploration, and hands-on experiences. Ages 2 and up. Group tour reservations are required for groups of 10 or more children. Chaperone guidelines and admission rates apply to reserved group tours. Learn more. Oct 18 Where the Wild Things Are Maurice Sendak Oct 25* Ghosts in the House! Kazuno Kohara Nov 1 The Little Yellow Leaf Carin Berger Nov 8 Zin! Zin! Zin! A Violin Marjorie...
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Public Tours 1:00 pm
Public Tours
Oct 26 @ 1:00 pm
Public Tours
Museum Guides lead public tours every weekend. On Saturdays and Sundays, there is a Highlights tour focusing on the Museum’s collection at 1:00 p.m. At 2:00 p.m., the public tour focuses on the special exhibition or spotlights an area of the permanent collection. Saturdays and Sundays Highlights Tour at 1:00 p.m. Exhibition/Spotlight Tour at 2:00 p.m. Tours are free with admission.
Special Exhibition Tours: Posing Beauty 2:00 pm
Special Exhibition Tours: Posing Beauty
Oct 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.
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Public Tours 1:00 pm
Public Tours
Oct 27 @ 1:00 pm
Public Tours
Museum Guides lead public tours every weekend. On Saturdays and Sundays, there is a Highlights tour focusing on the Museum’s collection at 1:00 p.m. At 2:00 p.m., the public tour focuses on the special exhibition or spotlights an area of the permanent collection. Saturdays and Sundays Highlights Tour at 1:00 p.m. Exhibition/Spotlight Tour at 2:00 p.m. Tours are free with admission.
Special Exhibition Tours: Posing Beauty 2:00 pm
Special Exhibition Tours: Posing Beauty
Oct 27 @ 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.
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