PROGRAMS & EVENTS

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Happy Hours 5:00 pm
Happy Hours
Aug 1 @ 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Happy Hours
Relax and unwind after a long day with the Museum’s popular Happy Hour series. Mingle with friends and enjoy live music on the terrace or tour the galleries indoors. Special themed nights will be scheduled throughout the summer. Bar and light fare will be available from Toscana at the Thronson Café. Dogs on leashes are welcome outside on the Terrace and in the Copeland Sculpture Garden. Happy Hours will take place inside the Museum during inclement weather. Museum galleries are open with free admission every Thursday from 4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Picnicking is encouraged in the Sculpture Garden. On the...
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Glory of Stories 10:30 am
Glory of Stories
Aug 2 @ 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. July 12 Spicy Hot Colors: Colores Picantes Sherry Shahan July 19 Pool Jihyeon Lee July 26 Drum Dream Girl Margarita Engle Aug 2 Planting a Rainbow Lois Ehlert Aug 9 Flyaway Katie Polly...
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African and Caribbean Festival 2:00 pm
African and Caribbean Festival
Aug 3 @ 2:00 pm – 10:00 pm
African and Caribbean Festival
Celebrate African and Caribbean culture through music, food, fashion, and art in the Copeland Sculpture Garden. Step inside for a tour of the new Caribbean-themed exhibition, Relational Undercurrents. Click here for vendor registration. Partners and Sponsors Presented in partnership with the Delaware African Caribbean Coalition: We Are Stronger and Better Together. This program is supported, in part, by the Arsht-Cannon Fund.
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Public Tour – The Loper Tradition 1:00 pm
Public Tour – The Loper Tradition
Aug 4 @ 1:00 pm
Public Tour - The Loper Tradition
Join Edward Loper, Jr. in the galleries for an artist-led discussion of the paintings in The Loper Tradition: Paintings by Edward Loper, Sr. and Edward Loper, Jr. This unique opportunity allows visitors to hear firsthand from this important Wilmington painter.
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Happy Hours 5:00 pm
Happy Hours
Aug 8 @ 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Happy Hours
Relax and unwind after a long day with the Museum’s popular Happy Hour series. Mingle with friends and enjoy live music on the terrace or tour the galleries indoors. Special themed nights will be scheduled throughout the summer. Bar and light fare will be available from Toscana at the Thronson Café. Dogs on leashes are welcome outside on the Terrace and in the Copeland Sculpture Garden. Happy Hours will take place inside the Museum during inclement weather. Museum galleries are open with free admission every Thursday from 4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Picnicking is encouraged in the Sculpture Garden. On the...
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Glory of Stories 10:30 am
Glory of Stories
Aug 9 @ 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. July 12 Spicy Hot Colors: Colores Picantes Sherry Shahan July 19 Pool Jihyeon Lee July 26 Drum Dream Girl Margarita Engle Aug 2 Planting a Rainbow Lois Ehlert Aug 9 Flyaway Katie Polly...
Clay Date 7:00 pm
Clay Date
Aug 9 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Clay Date
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. Register: September | October | November
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Family 2nd Sundays 9:00 am
Family 2nd Sundays
Aug 11 @ 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...
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Evening for Educators: Art Swap! 5:00 pm
Evening for Educators: Art Swap!
Aug 15 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Evening for Educators: Art Swap!
Drop-in for free art supplies from studio surplus, discounted Museum Memberships, and information on school offerings throughout the year.
Happy Hours 5:00 pm
Happy Hours
Aug 15 @ 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Happy Hours
Relax and unwind after a long day with the Museum’s popular Happy Hour series. Mingle with friends and enjoy live music on the terrace or tour the galleries indoors. Special themed nights will be scheduled throughout the summer. Bar and light fare will be available from Toscana at the Thronson Café. Dogs on leashes are welcome outside on the Terrace and in the Copeland Sculpture Garden. Happy Hours will take place inside the Museum during inclement weather. Museum galleries are open with free admission every Thursday from 4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Picnicking is encouraged in the Sculpture Garden. On the...
“Eat Little and Live Long” a meal with Makeda Thomas 7:30 pm
“Eat Little and Live Long” a meal with Makeda Thomas
Aug 15 @ 7:30 pm
“Eat Little and Live Long” a meal with Makeda Thomas @ On the Chihuly Bridge
From the artist: “When a house fire destroyed my 100+ year old Brooklyn home earlier this year – and with it, not only the entire “analog” archive of my twenty year career in dance, but all of the research and documentation for my newest work – I grieved the loss of intellectual and cultural memory, and its impact on future work. More than before, I value embodied knowledges – not as ephemeral – but as the only true materiality.” “`Eat Little and Live Long’ is a new archive; a gathering that merges food, dance, and storytelling; an opportunity with artists and...
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Glory of Stories 10:30 am
Glory of Stories
Aug 16 @ 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. July 12 Spicy Hot Colors: Colores Picantes Sherry Shahan July 19 Pool Jihyeon Lee July 26 Drum Dream Girl Margarita Engle Aug 2 Planting a Rainbow Lois Ehlert Aug 9 Flyaway Katie Polly...
Performance: The Light Fantastical by Makeda Thomas 8:00 pm
Performance: The Light Fantastical by Makeda Thomas
Aug 16 @ 8:00 pm
Performance: The Light Fantastical by Makeda Thomas
Exhilarating modern dance performance that explores Caribbean culture The Museum is thrilled to host world-renowned Trinidadian dancer and choreographer, Makeda Thomas, on August 16. During this 40-minute performance in Fusco Grand Hall, Thomas and two dancers from her company will perform a captivating modern dance titled The Light Fantastical, a contemporary exploration of Caribbean culture through dance. This improvisational piece is imbued with metaphor for art and technology that comes out of Afrofuturist culture—or more appropriately, “Caribbean Futurisms.” It considers how Caribbean cultural forms navigate time and space, and innovate new histories, sciences, and aesthetics. As part of the performance,...
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Happy Hours 5:00 pm
Happy Hours
Aug 22 @ 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Happy Hours
Relax and unwind after a long day with the Museum’s popular Happy Hour series. Mingle with friends and enjoy live music on the terrace or tour the galleries indoors. Special themed nights will be scheduled throughout the summer. Bar and light fare will be available from Toscana at the Thronson Café. Dogs on leashes are welcome outside on the Terrace and in the Copeland Sculpture Garden. Happy Hours will take place inside the Museum during inclement weather. Museum galleries are open with free admission every Thursday from 4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Picnicking is encouraged in the Sculpture Garden. On the...
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Glory of Stories 10:30 am
Glory of Stories
Aug 23 @ 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. July 12 Spicy Hot Colors: Colores Picantes Sherry Shahan July 19 Pool Jihyeon Lee July 26 Drum Dream Girl Margarita Engle Aug 2 Planting a Rainbow Lois Ehlert Aug 9 Flyaway Katie Polly...
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Happy Hours 5:00 pm
Happy Hours
Aug 29 @ 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Happy Hours
Relax and unwind after a long day with the Museum’s popular Happy Hour series. Mingle with friends and enjoy live music on the terrace or tour the galleries indoors. Special themed nights will be scheduled throughout the summer. Bar and light fare will be available from Toscana at the Thronson Café. Dogs on leashes are welcome outside on the Terrace and in the Copeland Sculpture Garden. Happy Hours will take place inside the Museum during inclement weather. Museum galleries are open with free admission every Thursday from 4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Picnicking is encouraged in the Sculpture Garden. On the...
DelArt Readers: Book Club 6:00 pm
DelArt Readers: Book Club
Aug 29 @ 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. February 28 Museums and Memorials Join Christopher Tharp, University of Delaware PhD candidate, as he discusses excerpts of his thesis and leads conversation around art that is charged with cultural memory. There are four articles we will read in anticipation of this meeting which center around public art, memorial sites, and 9/11. RSVP for articles. March 28 Color – A Natural History of the Palette by Victoria Finlay (nonfiction) Amazon April 25 There’s a Mystery...
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Glory of Stories 10:30 am
Glory of Stories
Aug 30 @ 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. July 12 Spicy Hot Colors: Colores Picantes Sherry Shahan July 19 Pool Jihyeon Lee July 26 Drum Dream Girl Margarita Engle Aug 2 Planting a Rainbow Lois Ehlert Aug 9 Flyaway Katie Polly...
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