PROGRAMS & EVENTS

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Introduction to Classical Drawing 9:30 pm
Introduction to Classical Drawing
Apr 1 @ 9:30 pm – 12:30 pm
Introduction to Classical Drawing
Learn to draw a still life using charcoal in one day! This workshop is great for beginners or students who need a refresher. Instructor: Roe Murray Beginner/Beyond Beginner
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Glory of Stories 10:30 am
Glory of Stories
Apr 5 @ 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
Apr 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). 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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Book Signing with Author Sarah McBride 1:00 pm
Book Signing with Author Sarah McBride
Apr 6 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Book Signing with Author Sarah McBride
Join us on Saturday, April 6 from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Museum Store as we celebrate the paperback release of DAM Board Member Sarah McBride’s memoir, Tomorrow Will Be Different: Love, Loss, and the Fight for Trans Equality. Sarah will be reading from her book and discussing the transformative power of fairy tales in our modern-day lives, inspired by our latest exhibition, Fairy Tales to Nursery Rhymes: The Droller Collection of Picture Book Art. We’ll cap off our afternoon with a book signing and meet-and-greet!  Paperback copies of Tomorrow Will Be Different: Love, Loss, and the Fight for Trans Equality...
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Stories from the Studio 11:00 am
Stories from the Studio
Apr 7 @ 11:00 am
Stories from the Studio
Local community members taught by Edward Loper, Sr. will share their stories and memories of the artist and his works.
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Painting in the Loper Tradition with Thomas Del Porte 6:00 pm
Painting in the Loper Tradition with Thomas Del Porte
Apr 9 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Painting in the Loper Tradition with Thomas Del Porte
Paint a still life using methods and techniques taught by Edward Loper, Sr. Tuesdays though May 28.
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Conversations with Women Making a Difference in Delaware 5:30 pm
Conversations with Women Making a Difference in Delaware
Apr 11 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Conversations with Women Making a Difference in Delaware
Join us at the Delaware Art Museum on April 11 for the second in series of “Conversations with Women Making a Difference in Delaware: Claiming our Seat at the Table.” Carol Arnott-Robbins, founder of NEWS4Women, will facilitate a panel discussion followed by a Q&A session. Topics will include career highlights, life stories, and hard-earned wisdom from these three influential women. The three April panelists include: Michelle A. Taylor is President and Chief Executive Officer of United Way of Delaware. She works across all sectors of the community to include private, public, and corporate sectors — and particularly the communities that...
Inside Look 6:00 pm
Inside Look
Apr 11 @ 6:00 pm
Inside Look
Join us for an inside look and in-depth dialogue around Ernest Lawson’s Washington Bridge, New York City.
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Glory of Stories 10:30 am
Glory of Stories
Apr 12 @ 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...
Artini Workshop 7:00 pm
Artini Workshop
Apr 12 @ 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
Clay Date 7:00 pm
Clay Date
Apr 12 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Clay Date
Mix, mingle, and get a little messy in the Museum’s ceramics studio! Enjoy beer, wine, and light snacks. Participants will experiment with clay and complete a functional piece of pottery that the Museum will glaze. No experience necessary. Must be 21 or older to participate. Instructor: Peter Morgan.  MAY JUNE JULY AUGUST
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Family 2nd Sundays 9:00 am
Family 2nd Sundays
Apr 14 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Family 2nd Sundays
Drop-in on second Sundays for a full day of programs designed for families. Additional programming and performances on select 2nd Sundays. 9:00 a.m. Ages 4+ and their grownups. Family Yoga – Practice a pose with your little in the sculpture garden, led by Petite Yogi. Weather dependent. March–October only. 10:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Ages 0–2 and their grownups. Art Museum Babies – Join us for circle time with songs, sensory play, and a baby-friendly visit with a special work of art. 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Young Artist Storytime – Begin with a story reading in Kids’ Corner followed...
Museum Store: Book Signing and Presentation 1:00 pm
Museum Store: Book Signing and Presentation
Apr 14 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Museum Store: Book Signing and Presentation @ Museum Store
Author Ilona Holland and illustrator Judy Love will talk about their collaboration on The Lost Locket of Lewes, a book for young readers. Recent winner of the first place award in children’s fiction given by the Delaware Press Association, the story centers on a girl and boy who discover a locket on the beach at Lewes. The locket transports them to the Lewes of 1893. Curator of Illustration Mary F. Holahan will give a short presentation on the history of children’s illustrated literature. The Lost Locket of Lewes will be available in the Museum store. After the talk, the author...
Inside Look 2:00 pm
Inside Look
Apr 14 @ 2:00 pm
Inside Look
Join us for an inside look and in-depth dialogue around Ernest Lawson’s Washington Bridge, New York City.
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Glory of Stories 10:30 am
Glory of Stories
Apr 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. 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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DelArt Readers: Book Club 6:00 pm
DelArt Readers: Book Club
Apr 25 @ 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...
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Glory of Stories 10:30 am
Glory of Stories
Apr 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. 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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Demystifying Soldering 9:30 am
Demystifying Soldering
Apr 27 @ 9:30 am – 4:00 pm
Demystifying Soldering
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! Instructor: Caryn L. Hetherston 30-minute lunch break
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Demystifying Soldering 9:30 am
Demystifying Soldering
Apr 28 @ 9:30 am – 4:00 pm
Demystifying Soldering
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! Instructor: Caryn L. Hetherston 30-minute lunch break
Mirrors and Windows: Diversity in Children’s Literature 2:00 pm
Mirrors and Windows: Diversity in Children’s Literature
Apr 28 @ 2:00 pm
Mirrors and Windows: Diversity in Children’s Literature
Educational consultant Dr. Tonya Leslie will explore the historical lack of diversity in children’s literature and suggest a framework for moving forward. This program is partially funded by a grant from the Delaware Humanities Forum, a state program of the National Endowment for the Humanities.
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