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Summer Happy Hours 5:00 pm
Summer Happy Hours
Sep 6 @ 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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Eat Your Art Out: A Farm-to-Table Dining Experience 5:30 pm
Eat Your Art Out: A Farm-to-Table Dining Experience
Sep 7 @ 5:30 pm
Eat Your Art Out: A Farm-to-Table Dining Experience
SOLD OUT 5:30 p.m. Cocktails | 6:15 p.m. Dinner Experience a locally sourced farm-to-table dinner in the Museum’s Copeland Sculpture Garden designed by Chef Dan Butler of Toscana! Savor courses inspired by works of art from the Museum’s permanent collection. The evening will include complimentary beer and wine, a string ensemble to accompany dinner, and a curator-led tour of the featured works. In the event of inclement weather, the dinner will be held indoors. Space is limited. Menu Red & Yellow Watermelon, Feta, Fresh Mint & Lime calabrian black pepper & balsamic Inspired by Rome II, Al Held Smoked Trout and...
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REPLICA – Jonah Bokaer Choreography 7:00 pm
REPLICA – Jonah Bokaer Choreography
Sep 8 @ 7:00 pm
REPLICA - Jonah Bokaer Choreography @ Delaware Art Museum Copeland Sculpture Garden
Dance, sculpture, and projected images combine to create awe-inspiring visual illusions Jonah Bokaer’s engaging performance, REPLICA, will be held in the Museum’s Copeland Sculpture Garden. Cultivating a new form of choreography with a structure that relies on visual art and design, Bokaer aims to transform notions of how the public sees and understands dance. Employing videos and still images, REPLICA is a masterful performance that melds the worlds of dance, sculpture, and visual art and creates intriguing visual illusions. Bokaer completed a dual degree in visual and media arts at the New School in New York City while dancing with...
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Bus Trip to the New York Botanical Gardens featuring Georgia O’Keefe: Visions of Hawai’i
Bus Trip to the New York Botanical Gardens featuring Georgia O’Keefe: Visions of Hawai’i
Sep 13 all-day
Bus Trip to the New York Botanical Gardens featuring Georgia O'Keefe: Visions of Hawai'i
SOLD OUT Only a few spots left! Discover pioneering American modernist Georgia O’Keefe’s fascinating immersion in the 1939 Hawaiian Islands. This groundbreaking exhibition will offer a rare focus on O’Keefe’s paintings created during a three-month stay commissioned by the Hawaiian Pineapple Company (now Dole) and spotlight the legendary artist’s transformative experience there. Your day will include roundtrip motor coach, a stunning display of more than 15 of O’Keefe’s Hawai’i paintings, a lush flower show evoking the gardens and landscapes that inspired O’Keefe and showcasing the breathtaking flora and ecology of Hawai’i, and a chef’s luncheon in The Garden Terrace Foyer....
Summer Happy Hours 5:00 pm
Summer Happy Hours
Sep 13 @ 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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Spotlight Tours 2:00 pm
Spotlight Tours
Sep 15 @ 2:00 pm
Spotlight Tours
Enjoy a tour of the Museum’s Collection through a new lens. Saturdays, September 15 & 22, October 6 & 13: Local Pride: Art and Artists from Greater Wilmington Sundays, September 30, October 7 & 14: Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood Artists: Rebels with a Cause
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Wilmington 1968: Commissioned Performances 1:00 pm
Wilmington 1968: Commissioned Performances
Sep 16 @ 1:00 pm
Wilmington 1968: Commissioned Performances
Throughout the series of summer exhibition focused on the Civil Rights Movement, three original performances by local and regional performing artists will respond to the disturbances and subsequent occupation in Wilmington. These interdisciplinary performances and unique collaborations will combine music, visual arts, dance, and storytelling to interpret, give context, and call us to action around the events that shaped our nation and city. Uprising: Remembrance, Resistance, Revival Sunday, September 16 | 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. UPRISING is a multidisciplinary art production featuring the artwork of Terrance Vann and choreography by Ashley SK Davis. Using modern dance and contemporary art,...
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Summer Happy Hours 5:00 pm
Summer Happy Hours
Sep 20 @ 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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Spotlight Tours 2:00 pm
Spotlight Tours
Sep 22 @ 2:00 pm
Spotlight Tours
Enjoy a tour of the Museum’s Collection through a new lens. Saturdays, September 15 & 22, October 6 & 13: Local Pride: Art and Artists from Greater Wilmington Sundays, September 30, October 7 & 14: Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood Artists: Rebels with a Cause
Peace Week Delaware & Fall Equinox Labyrinth Walk 6:00 pm
Peace Week Delaware & Fall Equinox Labyrinth Walk
Sep 22 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Peace Week Delaware & Fall Equinox Labyrinth Walk
Participate in Peace Week Delaware with a walk in the Delaware Art Museum Labyrinth in the Anthony N. Fusco Reservoir. Peace Week raises awareness and hope for peace in our communities, nation, and world. There is no fee for this program, but donations are accepted to help maintain the Museum’s Labyrinth.
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Artists on Art: Burchfield & Hopper from a Painter’s Perspective 2:00 pm
Artists on Art: Burchfield & Hopper from a Painter’s Perspective
Sep 23 @ 2:00 pm
Artists on Art: Burchfield & Hopper from a Painter’s Perspective
Painter Philip Koch will explore the work of Charles Burchfield and Edward Hopper from an artist’s point of view and discuss how these painters influenced his own practice.
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For Freedoms Town Hall: Restorative Schools Issue Campaign 5:30 pm
For Freedoms Town Hall: Restorative Schools Issue Campaign
Sep 26 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm
For Freedoms Town Hall: Restorative Schools Issue Campaign @ Kingswood Community Center
In partnership with Network Delaware, the Museum will present a Town Hall discussion on the Restorative Schools Issue Campaign moderated by exhibiting artist and For Freedoms co-founder Hank Willis Thomas. A panel of community residents, organizers, practitioners, and scholars focused on civil rights, racial and social justice, law, and youth advocacy will facilitate a rich dialogue with community members. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Town Hall starts at 6:00 p.m. Light snacks and refreshments available. Complimentary childcare available onsite. Free and open to the public.  Community Panelists: Dr. Adriana Bohm, vice-president of Red Clay School Board and associate professor of sociology...
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Summer Happy Hours 5:00 pm
Summer Happy Hours
Sep 27 @ 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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Korean Festival 11:00 am
Korean Festival
Sep 29 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
Korean Festival
Immerse yourself in traditional and modern Korean culture through art, music, dance, and food. Enjoy Korean-inspired art activities, a photo booth, Korean snack sampling, TaeKwonDo demonstrations, hands-on activities, and much more. Artwork created by students from the Delaware Korean School will be on display and Korean food will be available for purchase. Recommended for all ages. This family-friendly event will leave you saying Sarang-hae-yo Korea – I love Korea!  Schedule of Events 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Korean-inspired art activities, Korean Kimchi table setup, art display by students from the Delaware Korean School, Korean snack sampling, personalized Hangul script demonstrations, and photobooth with props and...
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Spotlight Tours 2:00 pm
Spotlight Tours
Sep 30 @ 2:00 pm
Spotlight Tours
Enjoy a tour of the Museum’s Collection through a new lens. Saturdays, September 15 & 22, October 6 & 13: Local Pride: Art and Artists from Greater Wilmington Sundays, September 30, October 7 & 14: Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood Artists: Rebels with a Cause