PROGRAMS & EVENTS

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Backyard Bash 6:00 pm
Backyard Bash
Jun 1 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Backyard Bash
The Museum’s annual outdoor event returns with more music, food, art, and fun! In partnership with People’s Festival organizers, this event features local musicians, food trucks from Rolling Revolution, family-friendly art activities, face painting, arts vendors and lawn games. Food and bar is also available from our own Toscana Café. Guests are welcome to set up their own chairs or blankets in the Copeland Sculpture Garden. Free parking is available behind the Museum, please follow signs to the parking lot – and please be considerate of our neighbors if parking outside our lot. Purchase tickets in advance to avoid entrance...
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Yoga in the Garden 9:00 am
Yoga in the Garden
Jun 2 @ 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
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Landscape Photography 6:00 pm
Landscape Photography
Jun 4 @ 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
Jun 7 @ 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...
A Dream Deferred: Documentary Screening and Panel Discussion 6:00 pm
A Dream Deferred: Documentary Screening and Panel Discussion
Jun 7 @ 6:00 pm
A Dream Deferred: Documentary Screening and Panel Discussion @ Delaware Historical Society
Join the Delaware Historical Society, Delaware Humanities, and the Delaware Art Museum for a screening of the documentary A Dream Deferred: Remembering the 1968 Occupation of the National Guard in Wilmington. Following the documentary, a discussion will be held with a panel of individuals who experienced the demonstrations. Their conversation will bring the events of 1968 into the present as we discuss the current state of race relations in Wilmington and in the United States. The panel will be moderated by Simone Austin, the Delaware Art Museum’s 2017 Alfred Appel Jr. Curatorial Fellow and M.A. History Graduate Student at the University of...
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Welcoming Diverse Audiences 12:00 pm
Welcoming Diverse Audiences
Jun 12 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Welcoming Diverse Audiences
Come enjoy lunch and a conversation with Marc Bamuthi Joseph, Chief of Program and Pedagogy at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts. As the Chief of Program and Pedagogy, Marc Bamuthi Joseph oversees the organization’s performing arts program as well as signature initiatives such as YBCA Fellows and the YBCA 100. Come discuss ways to attract diverse audiences and welcome them once they arrive. Lunch will be provided.  
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Summer Happy Hours 5:00 pm
Summer Happy Hours
Jun 14 @ 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...
Meet the Artist with Marc Bamuthi Joseph 6:00 pm
Meet the Artist with Marc Bamuthi Joseph
Jun 14 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Meet the Artist with Marc Bamuthi Joseph
Meet the artist and preview excerpts from the performance. Marc Bamuthi Joseph’s new multimedia performance work/peh-LO-tah/ links art and sport to notions of camaraderie, pride, and tradition across cultures. Inspired by memories of playing soccer growing up, Joseph draws on his experiences as a child of Haitian immigrants, chronicles of his travels to World Cups in South Africa and Brazil, and his explosive hip-hop style.  The soccer technique-inspired choreography complements the musical narratives performed in English and Portuguese with the backdrop of South African drums, inspirational gospel, and the power of poetic verse. Get your tickets today for the performance...
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Marc Bamuthi Joseph 8:00 pm
Marc Bamuthi Joseph
Jun 15 @ 8:00 pm
Marc Bamuthi Joseph @ The Grand Opera House
In the multimedia performance /peh-LO-tah/, Marc Bamuthi Joseph draws on his experiences as a child of Haitian immigrants and travels to World Cups in South Africa and Brazil. Combining explosive hip-hop and soccer-inspired choreography with inspirational spoken word and gospel, Joseph takes on present day immigrant life in America and the Black Lives Matter movement. Meet the artist and preview excerpts from the performance at the Delaware Art Museum on June 14 from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. #gallery-10 { margin: auto; } #gallery-10 .gallery-item { float: left; margin-top: 10px; text-align: center; width: 25%; } #gallery-10 img { border: 2px solid...
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Yoga in the Garden 9:00 am
Yoga in the Garden
Jun 16 @ 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
Spoken Word Workshop with Marc Bamuthi Joseph 11:00 am
Spoken Word Workshop with Marc Bamuthi Joseph
Jun 16 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Spoken Word Workshop with Marc Bamuthi Joseph
High School and college age spoken word artist and wordsmiths come hone your craft with world reknowned spoken word artist Marc Bamuthi Joseph. This workshop is free. BAMUTHI (Marc Bamuthi Joseph) is a curator of words, ideas and protagonists. His bold poetically-driven work investigates social issues and cultural identity. He is a steadfast believer in empathy as the most valuable currency in building community, and seeks to spark curiosity and dialogue about freedom, compassion, and fearlessness through pioneering arts stewardship and education.  A 2017 TEDGlobal Fellow, Bamuthi graced the cover of Smithsonian Magazine as one of America’s Top Young lnnovators in the Arts...
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Summer Happy Hours 5:00 pm
Summer Happy Hours
Jun 21 @ 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...
Summer Solstice Labyrinth Walk 6:00 pm
Summer Solstice Labyrinth Walk
Jun 21 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Summer Solstice Labyrinth Walk
Slow down, settle your mind, and step into the tranquility of the Museum’s Labyrinth in the Anthony N. Fusco Reservoir. Visitors can enjoy a variety of seasonal walks throughout the year. Labyrinth programs are free, but donations are accepted to help maintain the Museum’s Labyrinth.
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Reportage and Documentary Drawing (2-Day Workshop) – Cancelled 11:00 am
Reportage and Documentary Drawing (2-Day Workshop) – Cancelled
Jun 23 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
Reportage and Documentary Drawing (2-Day Workshop) - Cancelled
This workshop explores drawing on location, infusing the subject with both fact and feeling. Students will learn how to identify stories to document focusing on time, emotions and passion. As visual journalists, students will be sketching with a loose and bold style. (All levels) Travel between the Museum and sketching locations will be required. Instructor: Luis E. Aparicio. Sorry, this workshop have been cancelled.
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Reportage and Documentary Drawing (2-Day Workshop) – Cancelled 11:00 am
Reportage and Documentary Drawing (2-Day Workshop) – Cancelled
Jun 24 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
Reportage and Documentary Drawing (2-Day Workshop) - Cancelled
This workshop explores drawing on location, infusing the subject with both fact and feeling. Students will learn how to identify stories to document focusing on time, emotions and passion. As visual journalists, students will be sketching with a loose and bold style. (All levels) Travel between the Museum and sketching locations will be required. Instructor: Luis E. Aparicio. Sorry, this workshop have been cancelled.
Meet the Artists from Impermanence: Mystery, Transformation, Light 2:00 pm
Meet the Artists from Impermanence: Mystery, Transformation, Light
Jun 24 @ 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.
Mobile Documentary and Street Photography Workshop 2:00 pm
Mobile Documentary and Street Photography Workshop
Jun 24 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Mobile Documentary and Street Photography Workshop
  Learn to harness the photographic capabilities of a mobile phone during this tutorial and photo walk. Students will stroll the Clifford Brown Jazz Festival taking pictures and learning on the go. Instructor: David Norbut. 
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Story Collection Training with Nico Carver 4:00 pm
Story Collection Training with Nico Carver
Jun 28 @ 4:00 pm
Story Collection Training with Nico Carver
This workshop will focus on teaching the “Story corps” method of story collection and digital preparation.  Participants will learn how to prepare for, interview, and record interviews with community members.  Participants will also learn how to process interview recordings to prepare them for digital archiving.  This class is being taught by Nico Carver from the University of Delaware’s Library.
Summer Happy Hours 5:00 pm
Summer Happy Hours
Jun 28 @ 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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