PROGRAMS & EVENTS

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Art is Tasty 12:00 pm
Art is Tasty
Oct 5 @ 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 August 2, 2019: Two Seated Figures, Charles Cajori – Register September 6, 2019: Spring and Autumn, Lydia Field Emmet – Register October 4, 2019: Three Rectangles Horizontal Jointed Gyratory III, George Rickey – Register November 1, 2019: Charles Burchfield painting – Register December 6, 2019: Mandala, Gregory Gillespie – Register
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Highlights Tour 1:00 pm
Highlights Tour
Oct 6 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Highlights Tour
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.
Exhibition Tour 2:00 pm
Exhibition Tour
Oct 6 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Exhibition Tour
Museum guides lead public tours every weekend. On Saturdays and Sundays, there is a tour of a particular exhibition at 2:00 p.m.
Spotlight Tours 2:00 pm
Spotlight Tours
Oct 6 @ 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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Highlights Tour 1:00 pm
Highlights Tour
Oct 7 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Highlights Tour
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.
Exhibition Tour 2:00 pm
Exhibition Tour
Oct 7 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Exhibition Tour
Docents lead public tours every weekend. On Saturdays and Sundays, there is a tour of a particular exhibition at 2:00 p.m.
Spotlight Tours 2:00 pm
Spotlight Tours
Oct 7 @ 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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Bang on a Can All-Stars 8:00 pm
Bang on a Can All-Stars
Oct 11 @ 8:00 pm
Bang on a Can All-Stars
An ensemble that blurs the boundaries between classical, jazz, rock, world, and experimental music “A fiercely aggressive group, combining the power and punch of a rock band with the precision and clarity of a chamber ensemble.” – The New York Times Formed in 1992, the Bang on a Can All-Stars are recognized worldwide for their ultra-dynamic live performances and recordings of today’s most innovative music. Freely crossing the boundaries between classical, jazz, rock, world, and experimental music, this six-member amplified ensemble has consistently forged a distinct category-defying identity, taking music into uncharted territories. Performing each year throughout the U.S. and internationally,...
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Trash Picking Texture Cuffs with Marne Ryan – 2-day Workshop 9:00 am
Trash Picking Texture Cuffs with Marne Ryan – 2-day Workshop
Oct 13 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Trash Picking Texture Cuffs with Marne Ryan - 2-day Workshop
Turn your scraps of sterling silver and gold into a beautiful cuff bracelet using fusing and framing techniques. 2-day workshop. Instructor: Marne Ryan
Highlights Tour 1:00 pm
Highlights Tour
Oct 13 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Highlights Tour
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.
Exhibition Tour 2:00 pm
Exhibition Tour
Oct 13 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Exhibition Tour
Museum guides lead public tours every weekend. On Saturdays and Sundays, there is a tour of a particular exhibition at 2:00 p.m.
Spotlight Tours 2:00 pm
Spotlight Tours
Oct 13 @ 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
Last Poets in concert – Where are We Now? 6:00 pm
Last Poets in concert – Where are We Now?
Oct 13 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Last Poets in concert - Where are We Now?
Before RAP knew its name, there was THE LAST POETS. The powerful, prophetic, and inspirational poetry of Abiodun Oyewole, David Nelson and Gylan Kain called a nation to reflect on racism, poverty and other societal concerns. Their legendary influence as “The Godfathers of Hip Hop” is still felt today. On 10/13 (6-8pm), The Delaware Art Museum presents THE LAST POETS in concert featuring students of THE LYRIC LAB. Born of a collaboration between 302 GUNS DOWN and the THE LAST POETS, The Lyric Lab will be used to teach children affected by gun violence how to create and perform music...
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Trash Picking Texture Cuffs with Marne Ryan – 2-day Workshop 9:00 am
Trash Picking Texture Cuffs with Marne Ryan – 2-day Workshop
Oct 14 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Trash Picking Texture Cuffs with Marne Ryan - 2-day Workshop
Turn your scraps of sterling silver and gold into a beautiful cuff bracelet using fusing and framing techniques. 2-day workshop. Instructor: Marne Ryan
Highlights Tour 1:00 pm
Highlights Tour
Oct 14 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Highlights Tour
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.
Exhibition Tour 2:00 pm
Exhibition Tour
Oct 14 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Exhibition Tour
Docents lead public tours every weekend. On Saturdays and Sundays, there is a tour of a particular exhibition at 2:00 p.m.
Spotlight Tours 2:00 pm
Spotlight Tours
Oct 14 @ 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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Volunteer Information Reception 5:30 pm
Volunteer Information Reception
Oct 18 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Volunteer Information Reception
Interested in Volunteering? Join us for our third annual Volunteer Information Reception on Thursday, October 18 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. to learn more. Meet our staff, tour our galleries, enjoy light refreshments, and find out how you can get involved. Volunteers assist with special events, help facilitate family activities, and provide support with office needs and projects. Ages 15 and older are welcome. RSVP encouraged. Contact Marie Cordivano at mcordivano@delart.org or 302.351.8572 for more information.
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Glory of Stories 10:30 am
Glory of Stories
Oct 19 @ 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...
Juried Craft Exhibition Members Preview 6:00 pm
Juried Craft Exhibition Members Preview
Oct 19 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Juried Craft Exhibition Members Preview
Mark your calendars for this preview event celebrating local and regional contemporary craft. Members and their guests will enjoy the vibrant sounds of live Americana music and sensationally flavored local treats. Haystack Mountain School of Crafts Director and juror Paul Sacaridiz and Curator of Contemporary Art, Margaret Winslow, will offer a tour of the selected works. RSVP by October 12 at events@delart.org or 302.351.8506. About the Exhibition Juried Craft Exhibition October 20, 2018 – January 27, 2019 For over 90 years, the Delaware Art Museum has showcased contemporary craft in its temporary exhibitions by artists working locally and throughout the...
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Artist Demonstrations 11:00 am
Artist Demonstrations
Oct 20 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Artist Demonstrations
Visit with artists from the Juried Craft Exhibition and watch as they demonstrate their craft techniques. Sunday, January 6 | 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Leslie Pontz (crochet) Sunday, January 27 | 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Kimberly Hall and Justin Hardison (screenprinting) About the Exhibition Juried Craft Exhibition October 20, 2018 – January 27, 2019 For over 90 years, the Delaware Art Museum has showcased contemporary craft in its temporary exhibitions by artists working locally and throughout the region. Capitalizing on the Museum’s popular annual exhibitions of drawings, prints, paintings, sculptures, and watercolors, the first juried Contemporary Crafts Show was formally established in 1958. Since...
Highlights Tour 1:00 pm
Highlights Tour
Oct 20 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Highlights Tour
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.
Exhibition Tour 2:00 pm
Exhibition Tour
Oct 20 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Exhibition Tour
Museum guides lead public tours every weekend. On Saturdays and Sundays, there is a tour of a particular exhibition at 2:00 p.m.
Gallery Talk with Juror Paul Sacaridiz 2:00 pm
Gallery Talk with Juror Paul Sacaridiz
Oct 20 @ 2:00 pm
Gallery Talk with Juror Paul Sacaridiz
Walk through the Juried Craft Exhibition with juror Paul Sacaridiz as he answers questions about the field of contemporary craft and how he selected the artists for this special exhibition. Free with admission.
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Creative Power Family Workshops 11:00 am
Creative Power Family Workshops
Oct 21 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
Creative Power Family Workshops
Enjoy creative time and art making in Kids’ Corner with resident family, the Silvermans! Young visitors and their families will discover the power of art through art activities inspired by the Kids’ Corner installation. Meet the Silvermans Introducing the Museum’s third resident family, the Silvermans! Stephanie, Alexander, and Sophia (age 8) are Delawareans who are on a mission to activate each visitor’s creative potential by providing inspiring and accessible experiences with art in their Kids’ Corner installation, Creative Power! Creative Power invites family visitors to imagine the possibilities and contribute their own artistic voice to a transforming interactive gallery space....
Penny the Piano Foster Community Day 12:00 pm
Penny the Piano Foster Community Day
Oct 21 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Penny the Piano Foster Community Day
Presented by Foster the Arts Join the foster community and arts organizations for the official launch of Foster the Arts, a nonprofit organization that connects foster children to enriching arts and cultural opportunities in their home state. Learn about the unique experience of foster children through story readings, musical performances, and art activities based on the children’s book Penny the One of a Kind Piano written by Suzanne Jackson and illustrated by Bob Jackson. All ages.
Highlights Tour 1:00 pm
Highlights Tour
Oct 21 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Highlights Tour
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.
Exhibition Tour 2:00 pm
Exhibition Tour
Oct 21 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Exhibition Tour
Docents lead public tours every weekend. On Saturdays and Sundays, there is a tour of a particular exhibition at 2:00 p.m.
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Craft Night 5:30 pm
Craft Night
Oct 25 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Craft Night
Adults learn a craft technique and make a work of art to take home. Wine and refreshments will be available in the café while you create. November 8: Holiday wearables REGISTER January 17: Embroidery circle REGISTER
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Glory of Stories 10:30 am
Glory of Stories
Oct 26 @ 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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Gallery Talk with Artist MJ Tyson 2:00 pm
Gallery Talk with Artist MJ Tyson
Oct 27 @ 2:00 pm
Gallery Talk with Artist MJ Tyson
145 Delmage Road, 2017. MJ Tyson (born 1986). Personal objects left behind by the deceased residents of 145 Delmage Road, 12 1/2 × 7 × 5 inches. Courtesy of the artist. © MJ Tyson. Meet artist MJ Tyson and learn about how she uses personal objects to explore the past, in the special exhibition Juried Craft. About the Exhibition Juried Craft Exhibition October 20, 2018 – January 27, 2019 For over 90 years, the Delaware Art Museum has showcased contemporary craft in its temporary exhibitions by artists working locally and throughout the region. Capitalizing on the Museum’s popular annual exhibitions...
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Día de los Muertos Family Event 12:00 pm
Día de los Muertos Family Event
Oct 28 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Día de los Muertos Family Event
Celebrate Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead)—the traditional Mexican holiday honoring ancestors and friends who have passed. This family-friendly event features art activities, folkloric performances, an exhibition of a traditional Day of the Dead altar, and costumes inspired by the Disney animated film Coco. All ages.  In partnership with Hispanic American Association of Delaware ADVISORY:  Traffic may be delayed or redirected around Kentmere Parkway via Bancroft Parkway due to the JDRF Walk between 11 am – 11:45 am. Officers will assist traffic. All of Kentmere Parkway will be reopened by 11:45 a.m. For safety reasons, please leave costume props at home...
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