PROGRAMS & EVENTS

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Glory of Stories 10:30 am
Glory of Stories
Feb 1 @ 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...
Art is Tasty 12:00 pm
Art is Tasty
Feb 1 @ 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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Inside Look 2:00 pm
Inside Look
Feb 2 @ 2:00 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.
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The Crossing 8:00 pm
The Crossing
Feb 7 @ 8:00 pm
The Crossing @ Delaware Art Museum
“The Crossing…imbues the music with both energy and awe.” – Joshua Kosman, San Francisco Chronicle Performance repertoire: the little match girl, by David Lang selections from the Jeff Quartets The Crossing is a professional chamber choir conducted by Donald Nally and dedicated to new music. It is committed to working with creative teams to make and record new, substantial works for choir – most often addressing social issues – with the possibility of changing the way we think about writing for choir, singing in choir, and listening to music for choir. Highly sought-after for collaborative projects, The Crossing’s first such partnership...
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Glory of Stories 10:30 am
Glory of Stories
Feb 8 @ 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...
Artini Workshop 7:00 pm
Artini Workshop
Feb 8 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Artini Workshop
Unwind on a Friday night by sipping a beverage and getting in touch with your creative side. In this laid-back workshop, students will complete a painting inspired by patterns and prints from different eras. Instructor: Amanda Kamen. Must be 21 or older to participate.  All supplies provided. MARCH APRIL MAY
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Demystifying Soldering – 2 Day Workshop 9:30 am
Demystifying Soldering – 2 Day Workshop
Feb 9 @ 9:30 am – 4:00 pm
Demystifying Soldering - 2 Day Workshop
This class offers demos on sweat, stick and pick soldering as well as soldering different metals together to give students confidence in their soldering skills. 30-minute lunch break. Instructor: Caryn L. Hetherston.
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Demystifying Soldering – 2 Day Workshop 9:30 am
Demystifying Soldering – 2 Day Workshop
Feb 10 @ 9:30 am – 4:00 pm
Demystifying Soldering - 2 Day Workshop
This class offers demos on sweat, stick and pick soldering as well as soldering different metals together to give students confidence in their soldering skills. 30-minute lunch break. Instructor: Caryn L. Hetherston.
Family Second Sundays 10:00 am
Family Second Sundays
Feb 10 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Family Second Sundays
Drop-in on Second Sundays for a full day of programs designed for families. 10:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Art Museum Babies  Join us for circle time with songs, sensory play, and a baby-friendly visit with a special work of art. Ages 0–2 and their grownups. Family Second Sundays Presents Chinese New Year Celebration: Year of the Pig Sunday, February 10 | 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Celebrate Chinese New Year at the Delaware Art Museum! This popular family program includes traditional Chinese art, activities and demonstrations with a special presentation by the Renaissance Chinese Opera Society. The Chinese American Community...
Chinese New Year Celebration: Year of the Pig 11:00 am
Chinese New Year Celebration: Year of the Pig
Feb 10 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
Chinese New Year Celebration: Year of the Pig
Celebrate Chinese New Year at the Delaware Art Museum! This popular family program includes traditional Chinese art, activities and demonstrations with a special presentation by the Renaissance Chinese Opera Society. The Chinese American Community Center Folk and Lion Dance Troupes and Yo-Yo Club will perform. This program is co-presented with the Hanlin Chinese Culture Association. Family Friendly. Schedule of Events 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Chinese New Year inspired art activities 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Drop in Art Making with Contemporary Artist Willie Yao 11:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Lion and Folk Dances  by Chinese American Community Center 12:00...
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Glory of Stories 10:30 am
Glory of Stories
Feb 15 @ 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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Glory of Stories 10:30 am
Glory of Stories
Feb 22 @ 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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Steel and Copper Piercing Workshop with Former Exhibiting Artist Ellen Durkan 9:00 am
Steel and Copper Piercing Workshop with Former Exhibiting Artist Ellen Durkan
Feb 23 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Steel and Copper Piercing Workshop with Former Exhibiting Artist Ellen Durkan
Create a unique design to use as part of a necklace, bracelet, or earrings. The workshop includes demonstrations and design so that students can leave with a wearable work of art! Supplies available for purchase in class. 30-minute lunch break. Instructor: Ellen Durkan.
Public Tours 1:00 pm
Public Tours
Feb 23 @ 1:00 pm
Public Tours
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. At 2:00 p.m., the public tour focuses on the special exhibition or spotlights an area of the permanent collection. Saturdays and Sundays Highlights Tour at 1:00 p.m. Exhibition/Spotlight Tour at 2:00 p.m. Tours are free with admission.
Public Tours 2:00 pm
Public Tours
Feb 23 @ 2:00 pm
Public Tours
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. At 2:00 p.m., the public tour focuses on the special exhibition or spotlights an area of the permanent collection. Saturdays and Sundays Highlights Tour at 1:00 p.m. Exhibition/Spotlight Tour at 2:00 p.m. Tours are free with admission.
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Steel and Copper Piercing Workshop with Former Exhibiting Artist Ellen Durkan 9:00 am
Steel and Copper Piercing Workshop with Former Exhibiting Artist Ellen Durkan
Feb 24 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Steel and Copper Piercing Workshop with Former Exhibiting Artist Ellen Durkan
Create a unique design to use as part of a necklace, bracelet, or earrings. The workshop includes demonstrations and design so that students can leave with a wearable work of art! Supplies available for purchase in class. 30-minute lunch break. Instructor: Ellen Durkan.
Public Tours 1:00 pm
Public Tours
Feb 24 @ 1:00 pm
Public Tours
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. At 2:00 p.m., the public tour focuses on the special exhibition or spotlights an area of the permanent collection. Saturdays and Sundays Highlights Tour at 1:00 p.m. Exhibition/Spotlight Tour at 2:00 p.m. Tours are free with admission.
Public Tours 2:00 pm
Public Tours
Feb 24 @ 2:00 pm
Public Tours
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. At 2:00 p.m., the public tour focuses on the special exhibition or spotlights an area of the permanent collection. Saturdays and Sundays Highlights Tour at 1:00 p.m. Exhibition/Spotlight Tour at 2:00 p.m. Tours are free with admission.
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DelArt Readers: Book Club 6:00 pm
DelArt Readers: Book Club
Feb 28 @ 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...