PROGRAMS & EVENTS

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Public Tours 1:00 pm
Public Tours
Dec 1 @ 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
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.
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Connected Series Open House 6:00 pm
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!
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Glory of Stories 10:30 am
Glory of Stories
Dec 6 @ 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. Nov 15 Love Hair Matthew Cherry Nov 22 Thank You, Omu Oge Mora Nov 29 Parker Looks Up Jessica and Parker Curry Dec 6 Not a Box Antoinette Portis Dec 13 Art and...
Art is Tasty 12:00 pm
Art is Tasty
Dec 6 @ 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 November 1, 2019: Charles Burchfield painting – Register December 6, 2019: Mandala, Gregory Gillespie – Register January 3, 2020: Artwork from the exhibition Mitch Lyons: The Hand Translated – Register February 7, 2020: Flying Dutchman, Howard Pyle – Register
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Abstract and Expressionistic Painting Techniques 9:30 am
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
Public Tours 1:00 pm
Public Tours
Dec 7 @ 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
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.
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Family 2nd Sundays 10:00 am
Family 2nd Sundays
Dec 8 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 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. 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 by an interactive tour through two galleries and creating a work of art. Ages 2–6 and their grownups. 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. All families. Lunch Bunch –...
Public Tours 1:00 pm
Public Tours
Dec 8 @ 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
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.
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End-of-Year Writers Gathering and Open Mic 5:30 pm
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 6:00 pm
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...
Well-Read Black Girl Book Club 6:00 pm
Well-Read Black Girl Book Club
Dec 12 @ 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...
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Glory of Stories 10:30 am
Glory of Stories
Dec 13 @ 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. Nov 15 Love Hair Matthew Cherry Nov 22 Thank You, Omu Oge Mora Nov 29 Parker Looks Up Jessica and Parker Curry Dec 6 Not a Box Antoinette Portis Dec 13 Art and...
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Stone Setting 2-Day Workshop 9:30 am
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,...
Public Tours 1:00 pm
Public Tours
Dec 14 @ 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
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.
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Stone Setting 2-Day Workshop 9:30 am
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,...
Public Tours 1:00 pm
Public Tours
Dec 15 @ 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
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 7:00 pm
Performance: Cartoon Christmas Trio with special guest the Wilmington Children’s Chorus
Dec 15 @ 7:00 pm
Performance: Cartoon Christmas Trio with special guest the Wilmington Children’s Chorus
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...
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Glory of Stories 10:30 am
Glory of Stories
Dec 20 @ 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. Nov 15 Love Hair Matthew Cherry Nov 22 Thank You, Omu Oge Mora Nov 29 Parker Looks Up Jessica and Parker Curry Dec 6 Not a Box Antoinette Portis Dec 13 Art and...
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Public Tours 1:00 pm
Public Tours
Dec 21 @ 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.
Winter Solstice Labyrinth Walk 1:00 pm
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 2:00 pm
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 7:00 pm
Performance: Cartoon Christmas Trio with special guest the Tatnall Lower School Children’s Choir
Dec 21 @ 7:00 pm
Performance: Cartoon Christmas Trio with special guest the Tatnall Lower School Children’s Choir
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...
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Public Tours 1:00 pm
Public Tours
Dec 22 @ 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
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.
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Glory of Stories 10:30 am
Glory of Stories
Dec 27 @ 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. Nov 15 Love Hair Matthew Cherry Nov 22 Thank You, Omu Oge Mora Nov 29 Parker Looks Up Jessica and Parker Curry Dec 6 Not a Box Antoinette Portis Dec 13 Art and...
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Public Tours 1:00 pm
Public Tours
Dec 28 @ 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
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.
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Public Tours 1:00 pm
Public Tours
Dec 29 @ 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
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.
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