PROGRAMS & EVENTS

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Pyxis Piano Quartet: Masterpieces of Color and Sound 7:30 pm
Pyxis Piano Quartet: Masterpieces of Color and Sound
May 2 @ 7:30 pm
Pyxis Piano Quartet: Masterpieces of Color and Sound @ Delaware Art Museum
Concluding the 10th anniversary season, Pyxis plays vivid works by Beethoven and Brahms and a newly commissioned piece by Wilmington composer David Schelat 7:30 p.m.: Heather Campbell Coyle, Curator talk | 8:00 p.m.: Pyxis Concert David Schelat – A new composition for Pyxis Ludwig van Beethoven – String Quartet in E-flat Major, Op. 74, “Harp” Johannes Brahms – Piano Quintet in F minor, Op. 34 About Pyxis Piano Quartet Pyxis Piano Quartet performs chamber concerts that include works from the sonata, duo, and trio repertoire as well as traditional and contemporary masterpieces for piano quartet. Compelling, engaging and informative, the...
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Glory of Stories 10:30 am
Glory of Stories
May 3 @ 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. June 21 Rainbow Fish Marcus Pfister June 28 Starring Carmen! Anika Denise July 5 Quest Aaron Becker July 12 Spicy Hot Colors: Colores Picantes, Sherry Shahan July 19 Pool Jihyeon Lee July 26 Drum Dream Girl Margarita Engle August 2 Planting a Rainbow Lois Ehlert August 9 Flyaway Katie Polly Dunbar August 16 Shiver Me Letters June...
Art is Tasty 12:00 pm
Art is Tasty
May 3 @ 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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World Labyrinth Day & Cathedral Choir Performance 12:00 pm
World Labyrinth Day & Cathedral Choir Performance
May 4 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
World Labyrinth Day & Cathedral Choir Performance
Museum Performance: 12:00 p.m. Labyrinth Performance & Walk: 1:00 p.m. Join us as we “Walk as One at 1!” World Labyrinth Day is celebrated around the world on the first Saturday in May. It is a day designated to bring people from all over the planet together in celebration of the labyrinth as a symbol and tool for healing and peace. The Cathedral Choir will perform in the Museum at noon and in the labyrinth at the beginning of the walk at 1:00 p.m.
Public Tours 1:00 pm
Public Tours
May 4 @ 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
May 4 @ 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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Stories from the Studio 11:00 am
Stories from the Studio
May 5 @ 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.
Public Tours 1:00 pm
Public Tours
May 5 @ 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
May 5 @ 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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Glory of Stories 10:30 am
Glory of Stories
May 10 @ 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. June 21 Rainbow Fish Marcus Pfister June 28 Starring Carmen! Anika Denise July 5 Quest Aaron Becker July 12 Spicy Hot Colors: Colores Picantes, Sherry Shahan July 19 Pool Jihyeon Lee July 26 Drum Dream Girl Margarita Engle August 2 Planting a Rainbow Lois Ehlert August 9 Flyaway Katie Polly Dunbar August 16 Shiver Me Letters June...
Artini Workshop 7:00 pm
Artini Workshop
May 10 @ 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
May 10 @ 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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Public Tours 1:00 pm
Public Tours
May 11 @ 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
May 11 @ 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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Family 2nd Sundays 9:00 am
Family 2nd Sundays
May 12 @ 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...
Public Tours 1:00 pm
Public Tours
May 12 @ 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
May 12 @ 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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Delaware Art Museum Council Bus Trip: The Met Cloisters in New York City
Delaware Art Museum Council Bus Trip: The Met Cloisters in New York City
May 13 all-day
Delaware Art Museum Council Bus Trip: The Met Cloisters in New York City
SOLD OUT You are invited to join us for a day at The Met Cloisters, located on four acres overlooking the Hudson River in northern Manhattan’s Fort Tryon Park.  This branch of the Museum is dedicated to the art, architecture, and gardens of medieval Europe. Deriving its name from the medieval cloisters that form the core of the building, it presents a harmonious and evocative setting for more than 2,000 exceptional artworks and architectural elements from the medieval West. The tour will be followed by lunch on your own at the Museum or nearby restaurants, and time to explore the...
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Annual Members Meeting 5:30 pm
Annual Members Meeting
May 16 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Annual Members Meeting
All Delaware Art Museum Members are invited to join Executive Director Sam Sweet and the Museum’s Board of Trustees for an informative presentation about the state of the Museum. Refreshments served following the meeting. RSVP by contacting Heather Morrissey at 302.351.8526 or hmorrissey@delart.org by Thursday, May 9.
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Glory of Stories 10:30 am
Glory of Stories
May 17 @ 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. June 21 Rainbow Fish Marcus Pfister June 28 Starring Carmen! Anika Denise July 5 Quest Aaron Becker July 12 Spicy Hot Colors: Colores Picantes, Sherry Shahan July 19 Pool Jihyeon Lee July 26 Drum Dream Girl Margarita Engle August 2 Planting a Rainbow Lois Ehlert August 9 Flyaway Katie Polly Dunbar August 16 Shiver Me Letters June...
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Public Tours 1:00 pm
Public Tours
May 18 @ 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
May 18 @ 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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Public Tours 1:00 pm
Public Tours
May 19 @ 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
May 19 @ 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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Happy Hours 5:00 pm
Happy Hours
May 23 @ 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm
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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Glory of Stories 10:30 am
Glory of Stories
May 24 @ 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. June 21 Rainbow Fish Marcus Pfister June 28 Starring Carmen! Anika Denise July 5 Quest Aaron Becker July 12 Spicy Hot Colors: Colores Picantes, Sherry Shahan July 19 Pool Jihyeon Lee July 26 Drum Dream Girl Margarita Engle August 2 Planting a Rainbow Lois Ehlert August 9 Flyaway Katie Polly Dunbar August 16 Shiver Me Letters June...
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Public Tours 1:00 pm
Public Tours
May 25 @ 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
May 25 @ 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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Public Tours 1:00 pm
Public Tours
May 26 @ 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
May 26 @ 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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Happy Hours 5:00 pm
Happy Hours
May 30 @ 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm
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...
DelArt Readers: Book Club 6:00 pm
DelArt Readers: Book Club
May 30 @ 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
May 31 @ 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. June 21 Rainbow Fish Marcus Pfister June 28 Starring Carmen! Anika Denise July 5 Quest Aaron Becker July 12 Spicy Hot Colors: Colores Picantes, Sherry Shahan July 19 Pool Jihyeon Lee July 26 Drum Dream Girl Margarita Engle August 2 Planting a Rainbow Lois Ehlert August 9 Flyaway Katie Polly Dunbar August 16 Shiver Me Letters June...
Backyard Bash 6:00 pm
Backyard Bash
May 31 @ 6:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Backyard Bash
The Museum’s annual outdoor event returns with more sounds, food, art, and fun! In partnership with People’s Festival organizers, this event features local musicians, food trucks, family-friendly art activities, face painting, arts vendors, lawn games, and bar service. Get your tickets in advance to avoid entrance lines. Performance Schedule 6:15 pm Universal African Dance and Drum Ensemble 6:55 pm Missy Bélgre 7:15 pm Nalani and Sarina 8:25 pm Nadjah Nicole Emcee: India Colon Partners and Sponsors