PROGRAMS & EVENTS

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Glory of Stories 10:30 am
Glory of Stories
Jan 4 @ 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. April 12 Miss Rumphius illustrated by Barbara Cooney April 19 The Princess and the Pea Eve Tharlet April 26 George shrinks William Joyce May 3 The Night Circus Etienne Delessert May 10 Where the Wild Things Are Maurice Sendak May 17 The Magic Hat Mem Fox May 24 Sky Color Peter H. Reynolds May 31 Louise Loves...
Art is Tasty 12:00 pm
Art is Tasty
Jan 4 @ 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). 2019 Topics January 4: Stand Away From the Girl!, N.C. Wyeth | Register February 1: Absalom Jones, Raphaelle Peale | Register March 1: Lady Lilith, Dante Gabriel Rossetti | Register April 5: TBD (Selection from Fairy Tales to Nursery Rhymes.) May 3: TBD (Talk comparing works by Loper, Jr. and Loper, Sr.) | Register June 7: Genius of Art and Genius of Literature, Howard...
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Artist Demonstrations 11:00 am
Artist Demonstrations
Jan 6 @ 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...
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Community Preschool Fair 10:00 am
Community Preschool Fair
Jan 9 @ 10:00 am – 12:30 pm
Community Preschool Fair
Visit the Delaware Art Museum and learn about local preschools and enrichment programs. Afterward, families are welcome to play in Kids’ Corner, explore the art galleries together and enjoy complimentary coffee. Children of all ages welcome. Family Friendly. Click here for School Registration. Participating preschools and organizations: Christ Church Episcopal Preschool Early Learning Center Help Me Grow / DE 2-1-1 Hockessin Montessori School The Independence School Immaculate Heart of Mary Latin American Community Center Saint Edmond’s Academy Sanford School Sheila’s Dreams Childcare LLC St. Ann School St. Elizabeth School St. Mary Magdalen School St. Mary’s Preschool St. Michael’s School & Nursery The...
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Glory of Stories 10:30 am
Glory of Stories
Jan 11 @ 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. April 12 Miss Rumphius illustrated by Barbara Cooney April 19 The Princess and the Pea Eve Tharlet April 26 George shrinks William Joyce May 3 The Night Circus Etienne Delessert May 10 Where the Wild Things Are Maurice Sendak May 17 The Magic Hat Mem Fox May 24 Sky Color Peter H. Reynolds May 31 Louise Loves...
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Craft Night 5:30 pm
Craft Night
Jan 17 @ 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
Women’s Suffragists Movement: Purple Sashes to Pink Hats 6:00 pm
Women’s Suffragists Movement: Purple Sashes to Pink Hats
Jan 17 @ 6:00 pm
Women's Suffragists Movement: Purple Sashes to Pink Hats
YWCA Delaware brings you the first Investors Cabinet of 2019—”The Women’s Suffragists Movement: Purple Sashes to Pink Hats.” Partnering with YWCA Delaware for this event are the Delaware Art Museum and the Turning Point Suffragists Memorial. Please join us to learn about: Barbara Bodichon, an early female participant in the Pre-Raphaelite movement and a tireless reformer and women’s rights champion, presented by  Margaretta Frederick, Curator of the Bancroft Pre-Raphaelite Collection The Turning Points Suffragists Memorial, a history of the suffragists movement, presented by Staci Burton A brief history of Mary Ann Shad Cary, presented by historian Lora Englehart; An update...
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Glory of Stories 10:30 am
Glory of Stories
Jan 18 @ 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. April 12 Miss Rumphius illustrated by Barbara Cooney April 19 The Princess and the Pea Eve Tharlet April 26 George shrinks William Joyce May 3 The Night Circus Etienne Delessert May 10 Where the Wild Things Are Maurice Sendak May 17 The Magic Hat Mem Fox May 24 Sky Color Peter H. Reynolds May 31 Louise Loves...
Black String 8:00 pm
Black String
Jan 18 @ 8:00 pm
Black String
Photograph by Nah Inu “An engaging exploration of what can be achieved by bringing ancient and modern into creative fusion.” – Jazzwise Black String, based on Korean traditional music and improvisational music kind of jazz, attempts to create a unique language through Asian intuition and musical idiom. Black String aims to seek a new sound that can internalize a variety of musical expression in traditional music, as well as harmonize with other expression in world music. They were founded in 2011 Korea-UK cultural exchange program titled “UK Connection” project and have been performing at Jarasum International Jazz Festival (South Korea)...
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Martin Luther King, Jr., Day of Service 11:00 am
Martin Luther King, Jr., Day of Service
Jan 21 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
Martin Luther King, Jr., Day of Service
Celebrate the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., at the Museum in partnership with One Village Alliance and Raising Kings. Activities include tours of the collection, art-making, mentorship opportunities, and more. Potential Inclement Weather: Check back here or on our Facebook page for event updates. Performers: Sam McGarvey, Poetry Out Loud Delaware Winner Jea Street, Jr Jah Chet’la Sebreee Reed’s Refuge Young Seda Raising Kings 2019 Click on the links below to register for an event. Raising KINGS is a collaborative commitment to change the image and expectations of African American males by elevating the level of positive male...
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Raising Kings Chess Challenge  5:30 pm
Raising Kings Chess Challenge 
Jan 23 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Raising Kings Chess Challenge  @ Ferris School For Boys 
Chess knowledge not required. Join us for an evening of mentoring and relationship building inside the Ferris School for Boys. Raising Kings 2019 Click on the links below to register for an event. Raising KINGS is a collaborative commitment to change the image and expectations of African American males by elevating the level of positive male engagement in the lives of boys. One Village Alliance leads this effort to build capacity among Men and Boys of Color by leveraging the community’s existing assets, resources and connections. Monday, January 21: MLK Day of Service Wednesday, January 23:  Chess Challenge Saturday, January...
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Connected Series Open House 6:00 pm
Connected Series Open House
Jan 24 @ 6:00 pm
Connected Series Open House
The Connected Series engages local creative community members to produce arts-based programs at the Museum. Join us for appetizers, a cash bar, and a short introduction to the Connected Series followed by time to network, share skills, and brainstorm ideas with fellow community leaders and groups.  Pre-register for a free drink ticket. Learn more about the Connected Series.
Curator Conversation: Politics and Paint: Barbara Bodichon and the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood 6:00 pm
Curator Conversation: Politics and Paint: Barbara Bodichon and the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood
Jan 24 @ 6:00 pm
Curator Conversation: Politics and Paint: Barbara Bodichon and the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood
Delve deep into the watercolors and biography of Barbara Bodichon on a tour with Curator Margaretta Frederick.
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Glory of Stories 10:30 am
Glory of Stories
Jan 25 @ 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. April 12 Miss Rumphius illustrated by Barbara Cooney April 19 The Princess and the Pea Eve Tharlet April 26 George shrinks William Joyce May 3 The Night Circus Etienne Delessert May 10 Where the Wild Things Are Maurice Sendak May 17 The Magic Hat Mem Fox May 24 Sky Color Peter H. Reynolds May 31 Louise Loves...
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Raising Kings Conference 9:00 am
Raising Kings Conference
Jan 26 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Raising Kings Conference @ P.S. DuPont Middle School
Men, boys, family members and practitioners gather to interrupt the generational crisis of failure to create a counter-culture of fortitude, greatness, cultural awareness, and self–respect. Come early for breakfast, lunch, and a powerful day of activities! Explosive performances. $300 basketball shootout. Around the world competition for $300 cash prize. Must register and check in on site before 10AM at the conference. $1000 business pitch competition. Ages 8 – 18 must register in the semi-finals (Feb. 7) and present a winning idea! Engaging dialogue on generational wealth, trauma, business mogul secrets, social justice, mothers raising sons, sports, media and masculinity, educating black males,...
Building Sculptures: Pieces of the Whole Workshop 10:00 am
Building Sculptures: Pieces of the Whole Workshop
Jan 26 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Building Sculptures: Pieces of the Whole Workshop
This workshop will explore using pieces to create a larger whole. Using multiple small and simple objects, students will stack, hang, layer, or weave them into a larger sculptural form. Instructor: Samara Weaver.
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Raising Kings Prayer and Call to Action
Raising Kings Prayer and Call to Action
Jan 27 all-day
Raising Kings Prayer and Call to Action
Area Churches in the Delaware Valley/Nation  Invite your congregation (emphasis on the Men) to bring a boy/young man to church service on Sunday, January 27.   Between the hours of 10am – 12pm, pray over the Men and Boys in the service and throughout your community.  After service invite men, boys, and mothers raising kings to convene for a 30 minute guide and learn from each other, sharing experiences and decisions they face along the challenging path to MANHOOD, Engage in a casual setting to openly talk about life’s issues, removing barriers and creating opportunities for young men to become KINGS. Raising Kings 2019 Click...
Artist Demonstrations 11:00 am
Artist Demonstrations
Jan 27 @ 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...
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Louis L Redding Street Law Session 5:30 pm
Louis L Redding Street Law Session
Jan 29 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Louis L Redding Street Law Session @ Young, Conway, Stargatt & Taylor, LLP
Interactive, engaging short seminar on understanding the legal system and eliminating negative interactions with the criminal justice system with a diverse collective of young attorneys, students, and community leaders on the following critical topics:  Knowing your rights  Legally protecting yourself and your family at home, school, and in the community  Creating successful Plans for navigating the legal system  Learning more about legal practice  Refreshments will be provided!  Raising Kings 2019 Click on the links below to register for an event. Raising KINGS is a collaborative commitment to change the image and expectations of African American males by elevating the level of...
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Movie Screening & Talk Back – Time: The Kalief Browder Story 5:30 pm
Movie Screening & Talk Back – Time: The Kalief Browder Story
Jan 30 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Movie Screening & Talk Back - Time: The Kalief Browder Story @ Delaware Art Museum
Join us at the Museum to watch Time: The Kalief Browder Story followed by a panel discussion of the issues presented in the film.  Raising Kings 2019 Click on the links below to register for an event. Raising KINGS is a collaborative commitment to change the image and expectations of African American males by elevating the level of positive male engagement in the lives of boys. One Village Alliance leads this effort to build capacity among Men and Boys of Color by leveraging the community’s existing assets, resources and connections. Monday, January 21: MLK Day of Service Wednesday, January 23:  Chess Challenge...
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DelArt Readers: Book Club 6:00 pm
DelArt Readers: Book Club
Jan 31 @ 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...
Inside Look 6:00 pm
Inside Look
Jan 31 @ 6:00 pm
Inside Look
Join us for an inside look and in-depth dialogue around a single work of art on a tour led by local graduate students.