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Dancing Monks of Assam – Performance at The Queen 6:00 pm
Dancing Monks of Assam – Performance at The Queen
May 2 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Dancing Monks of Assam – Performance at The Queen @ The Queen
The Dancing Monks perform Sattriya, a form of dance drama unique to their monastery in Northeast India. They dance to honor the god Vishnu in his flute-playing Krishna incarnation, narrating playful, sensuous, and fantastical episodes of his life as recounted in the ancient epics. All ages.  #gallery-2 { margin: auto; } #gallery-2 .gallery-item { float: left; margin-top: 10px; text-align: center; width: 25%; } #gallery-2 img { border: 2px solid #cfcfcf; } #gallery-2 .gallery-caption { margin-left: 0; } /* see gallery_shortcode() in wp-includes/media.php */ © Vipul Sangoi © Vipul Sangoi © Vipul Sangoi © Vipul Sangoi Sponsors Founded in 2013, Headlong’s...
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Yoga in the Garden 9:00 am
Yoga in the Garden
May 5 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am
Yoga in the Garden
Join us again this spring and summer for yoga in the beautiful Copeland Sculpture Garden. Beginners, casual attendees, and families are welcome. Bring your own mat or borrow one of ours! Participants receive complimentary admission to the Museum. Healthy fare available in the Thronson Café following class. July 21: All-level class led by rotating instructors August 4: Family Yoga led by Petite Yogi August 18: All-level class led by rotating instructors
Dancing Monks of Assam – Day of Mindfulness 10:00 am
Dancing Monks of Assam – Day of Mindfulness
May 5 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Dancing Monks of Assam – Day of Mindfulness
Experience family yoga and meditation led by the Dancing Monks of Assam. From the monasteries in northeast India, the Dancing Monks perform Sattriya—a form of dance-drama cultivated as a way of worship in the monasteries of Assam. Learn more during this day of mindfulness by viewing a documentary and participating in a question and answer session. All ages.  #gallery-4 { margin: auto; } #gallery-4 .gallery-item { float: left; margin-top: 10px; text-align: center; width: 25%; } #gallery-4 img { border: 2px solid #cfcfcf; } #gallery-4 .gallery-caption { margin-left: 0; } /* see gallery_shortcode() in wp-includes/media.php */ © Vipul Sangoi © Vipul...
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Landscape Photography 6:00 pm
Landscape Photography
May 7 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Landscape Photography
This class will focus on light, compostition, and mechanical techniques to produce the ultimate landscape photograph. The session will culminate in an exhibition of student work at the DuPont Environmental Education Center. Weekend field trips will alternate with some classes. Instructor: Kathleen Buckalew. No class May 28. 
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Annual Members Meeting 5:30 pm
Annual Members Meeting
May 10 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Annual Members Meeting
All Delaware Art Museum Members are invited to join Executive Director Sam Sweet and the Museum’s Board of Trustees for an informative presentation about the state of the Museum. Refreshments served following the meeting. RSVP by contacting Heather Morrissey at 302.351.8526 or hmorrissey@delart.org by Thursday, May 3.
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Nature Walk Series 2:00 pm
Nature Walk Series
May 11 @ 2:00 pm
Nature Walk Series
Observe nature through the lenses of art, horticulture, mindfulness, and the environment on an expert-led walking tour. Walks begin at a different site each week and last one hour unless otherwise noted. Native plant walk – Full Sunday, April 22 | 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.  Location: Mt. Cuba Center Mindfulness Walk with Hunter Clark-Fields – Cancelled Friday, May 11 | 2:00 p.m.  Location: Valley Garden Park Urban Horticulture Walk with Educator Mackenzie Knight-Fochs Sunday, May 20 | 2:00 p.m.  Location: Delaware Center for Horticulture REGISTER
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On Location Photography Workshops – Cancelled 2:00 pm
On Location Photography Workshops – Cancelled
May 13 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
On Location Photography Workshops - Cancelled
Inspired by the exhibition Eye on Nature: Andrew Wyeth and John Ruskin, students will meet at scenic sites to shoot on location. Students will learn about John Ruskin’s philosophy of nature and have the opportunity for group discussion and critique at the follow up session in the Museum’s studios. Students are responsible for paying admission fees at each location. Danny Schweers. Hagley Museum and Library Sunday, May 13 | 2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Museum meet up Sunday, May 20 | 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
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Landscape Photography 6:00 pm
Landscape Photography
May 14 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Landscape Photography
This class will focus on light, compostition, and mechanical techniques to produce the ultimate landscape photograph. The session will culminate in an exhibition of student work at the DuPont Environmental Education Center. Weekend field trips will alternate with some classes. Instructor: Kathleen Buckalew. No class May 28. 
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Norman David and the Eleventet 8:00 pm
Norman David and the Eleventet
May 17 @ 8:00 pm
Norman David and the Eleventet @ Delaware Art Museum
Unique and high energy jazz ensemble led by musician and composer Norman David The Eleventet produces breathtaking ensemble-playing filled with monster solos. Norman David’s original compositions and arrangements propel the listener down unexpected paths and through surprising twists and turns. David directs, plays with and composes the music for his ensemble, The Eleventet. #gallery-6 { margin: auto; } #gallery-6 .gallery-item { float: left; margin-top: 10px; text-align: center; width: 25%; } #gallery-6 img { border: 2px solid #cfcfcf; } #gallery-6 .gallery-caption { margin-left: 0; } /* see gallery_shortcode() in wp-includes/media.php */ Photography by John Anthony Photography by John Anthony About the 2018...
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Yoga in the Garden 9:00 am
Yoga in the Garden
May 19 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am
Yoga in the Garden
Join us again this spring and summer for yoga in the beautiful Copeland Sculpture Garden. Beginners, casual attendees, and families are welcome. Bring your own mat or borrow one of ours! Participants receive complimentary admission to the Museum. Healthy fare available in the Thronson Café following class. July 21: All-level class led by rotating instructors August 4: Family Yoga led by Petite Yogi August 18: All-level class led by rotating instructors
Shelly Reuben Book Signing 1:00 pm
Shelly Reuben Book Signing
May 19 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Shelly Reuben Book Signing
Shelly Reuben brings her fanciful new novel to the Delaware Art Museum Edgar nominated mystery novelist Shelly Reuben returns to the museum that inspired so much of her work to talk about My Mostly Happy Life: Autobiography of a Climbing Tree. In the great tradition of 19th authors like Charles Dickens and Arthur Conan Doyle, Reuben’s novel was first serialized in newspapers; it is only now being released in book form. Also like her predecessors, her book is illustrated with artwork that captivates and delights. Before Shelly takes center stage, Dr. Mary Holahan, our Curator of Illustration, will tell us...
Books and Illustration at the Turn of the Century in Britain and America 1:30 pm
Books and Illustration at the Turn of the Century in Britain and America
May 19 @ 1:30 pm – 3:45 pm
Books and Illustration at the Turn of the Century in Britain and America
A public lecture presented by The Fellowship of American Bibliophilic Societies In conjunction with The Fellowship of American Bibliophilic Societies’ (FABS) Annual Tour & Symposium and member club, The Delaware Bibliophiles, this talk will focus on illustration and book design—a strength of the collections of the Delaware Art Museum and the University of Delaware Library. A tea reception will follow the lecture. 1:30 p.m.  Symposium “Books and Illustration at the Turn of the Century in Britain and America” “Ouida Illustrated: Commerce, Politics, and Representation in the Illustrated Editions of Ouida’s Works”, Jesse R. Erickson, Postdoctoral Researcher in Special Collections and...
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Nature Sketching – Cancelled 10:00 am
Nature Sketching – Cancelled
May 20 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Nature Sketching - Cancelled
Discover inspiration in nature with this relaxing workshop. Observe and capture the beauty of the natural world in a journal using watercolor, pen, and ink. Instructor: Rosemary Connelly. 30-minute lunch break.
Meet the Artists from Impermanence: Mystery, Transformation, Light 2:00 pm
Meet the Artists from Impermanence: Mystery, Transformation, Light
May 20 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Meet the Artists from Impermanence: Mystery, Transformation, Light
Join us for Meet the Artists events on Sunday, May 20 and June 24 from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. and Thursday, July 19 from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. where exhibiting artists will be in the gallery and welcome discussion and questions about their work. Impermanence: Mystery, Transformation, Light May 19 – August 5, 2018 This exhibition centers on impermanence, an essential tenet of Buddhism. Using drawings as symbols or metaphors for transitory life experiences, the 11 artists tell stories about lost innocence, fading memory, mortality, and the drawing process itself. Barbara Warden is the guest curator. Learn more.
Nature Walk Series 2:00 pm
Nature Walk Series
May 20 @ 2:00 pm
Nature Walk Series
Observe nature through the lenses of art, horticulture, mindfulness, and the environment on an expert-led walking tour. Walks begin at a different site each week and last one hour unless otherwise noted. Native plant walk – Full Sunday, April 22 | 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.  Location: Mt. Cuba Center Mindfulness Walk with Hunter Clark-Fields – Cancelled Friday, May 11 | 2:00 p.m.  Location: Valley Garden Park Urban Horticulture Walk with Educator Mackenzie Knight-Fochs Sunday, May 20 | 2:00 p.m.  Location: Delaware Center for Horticulture REGISTER
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Landscape Photography 6:00 pm
Landscape Photography
May 21 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Landscape Photography
This class will focus on light, compostition, and mechanical techniques to produce the ultimate landscape photograph. The session will culminate in an exhibition of student work at the DuPont Environmental Education Center. Weekend field trips will alternate with some classes. Instructor: Kathleen Buckalew. No class May 28. 
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Summer Happy Hours 5:00 pm
Summer Happy Hours
May 24 @ 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Summer 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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Summer Happy Hours 5:00 pm
Summer Happy Hours
May 31 @ 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Summer 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...