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Grounds for Sculpture Bus Trip
Grounds for Sculpture Bus Trip
Jun 6 all-day
Grounds for Sculpture Bus Trip
Spend a glorious day at Grounds for Sculpture! Located in Hamilton, New Jersey, Grounds for Sculpture is a forty-two acre sculpture park and arboretum on the former site of the New Jersey State Fairgrounds.  Featuring an evolving collection of superb contemporary outdoor sculptures and magnificently landscaped acres in which to stroll, this is the perfect spot for a day of art and enjoyment. In addition to travel on a luxury motorcoach, the day includes a guided tour of the Museum and time for exploring on your own. For a special treat, enjoy lunch on-site at Rat’s Restaurant. Zagat-rated for top décor, Rat’s...
Happy Hours 5:00 pm
Happy Hours
Jun 6 @ 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...
Miyamoto is Black Enough 8:00 pm
Miyamoto is Black Enough
Jun 6 @ 8:00 pm
Miyamoto is Black Enough
Speaking truth to power on subjects ranging on colonialism and slavery, police brutality, gentrification, gun violence, and being black in America, MiBE challenged, protested, looked inward and outward, insisted on waking us up from apathy, to feel the power of words to the beat and heat of the music, to have imprinted in our memory the pain, the anger, the fight we have to fight. Bonair-Agard sent the audience into the night with one final refrain, and etched into our minds an anthem for a social movement–“BE ALIVE, BE BLACK, BURN, BUILD.” – Arts and Culture Texas Miyamoto is Black...
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Glory of Stories 10:30 am
Glory of Stories
Jun 7 @ 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
Jun 7 @ 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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Family 2nd Sundays 9:00 am
Family 2nd Sundays
Jun 9 @ 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...
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Happy Hours 5:00 pm
Happy Hours
Jun 13 @ 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
Jun 14 @ 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...
Clay Date 7:00 pm
Clay Date
Jun 14 @ 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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Painting in Plein Air with Gouache (2-day workshop) 9:30 am
Painting in Plein Air with Gouache (2-day workshop)
Jun 15 @ 9:30 am – 12:30 pm
Painting in Plein Air with Gouache (2-day workshop)
A two-day workshop in painting outdoors with gouache (opaque watercolor). Techniques will include choosing a landscape composition, gouache paint handling, mixing a wide range of colors from a simplified palette, and creating textures for trees, grasses and other landscape elements. Paint provided, students bring remaining supplies. All levels. Instructor: Charley Parker Supply List Gouache paint will be provided for the workshop: Enough paint in the recommended “core palette” colors will be provided as needed on the workshop days. This will allow you to try working in gouache before making an investment in paint. Other suggested materials: Brushes: Short handled synthetic...
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Happy Hours 5:00 pm
Happy Hours
Jun 20 @ 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
Jun 21 @ 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...
Summer Solstice Labyrinth Walk 1:00 pm
Summer Solstice Labyrinth Walk
Jun 21 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Summer Solstice Labyrinth Walk
Slow down, settle your mind, and step into the quietude of the Museum’s Labyrinth in the Anthony N. Fusco Reservoir.
Relational Undercurrents: Contemporary Art of the Caribbean Archipelago Members Opening 6:00 pm
Relational Undercurrents: Contemporary Art of the Caribbean Archipelago Members Opening
Jun 21 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Relational Undercurrents: Contemporary Art of the Caribbean Archipelago Members Opening
Preview Relational Undercurrents: Contemporary Art of the Caribbean Archipelago. Enjoy live Caribbean-style music, exhibition tours, and specialty cocktails. Members and their guests only. RSVP by June 14 to events@delart.org or 302.351.8506. About the Exhibition Curated by Tatiana Flores and organized by the Museum of Latin American Art in Long Beach, California, Relational Undercurrents: Contemporary Art of the Caribbean Archipelago presents 21st-century art by artists with roots in Haiti, the Dominican Republic, Cuba, Puerto Rico, Curaçao, Aruba, St. Maarten, St. Martin, Martinique, Guadeloupe, Trinidad, Jamaica, The Bahamas, Barbados, and St. Vincent. Acknowledging the great diversity represented by these various countries, the exhibition explores thematic continuities found...
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Painting in Plein Air with Gouache (2-day workshop) 9:30 am
Painting in Plein Air with Gouache (2-day workshop)
Jun 22 @ 9:30 am – 12:30 pm
Painting in Plein Air with Gouache (2-day workshop)
A two-day workshop in painting outdoors with gouache (opaque watercolor). Techniques will include choosing a landscape composition, gouache paint handling, mixing a wide range of colors from a simplified palette, and creating textures for trees, grasses and other landscape elements. Paint provided, students bring remaining supplies. All levels. Instructor: Charley Parker Supply List Gouache paint will be provided for the workshop: Enough paint in the recommended “core palette” colors will be provided as needed on the workshop days. This will allow you to try working in gouache before making an investment in paint. Other suggested materials: Brushes: Short handled synthetic...
Expressionistic and Abstract Painting Techniques 10:00 am
Expressionistic and Abstract Painting Techniques
Jun 22 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Expressionistic and Abstract Painting Techniques
Learn a variety of techniques using mark making and color application to explore the concepts behind non-representational painting. 30 minute lunch break. All levels. Instructor: Eo Omwake Supply List Canvases or panels: bring enough surfaces to do 19 projects. For example: 20 6”x6” canvas boards, gessoed masonite boards, or canvasas. Painting supplies: if you have experience, bring what you typically use. If new to painting, consider: Assortment of brushes, such as small, medium, and large flat bristle brushes and round bristle brushes. Cloth rags Paint cups (no glass) Disposable palette and palette knife Painting medium (depending on type of paint)...
Special Exhibition Tour 2:00 pm
Special Exhibition Tour
Jun 22 @ 2:00 pm
Special Exhibition Tour
Tour Relational Undercurrents: Contemporary Art of the Caribbean Archipelago with a Museum Guide in English, Spanish, or Haitian Creole. Curated by Tatiana Flores and organized by the Museum of Latin American Art in Long Beach, California, Relational Undercurrents: Contemporary Art of the Caribbean Archipelago presents 21st-century art by artists with roots in Haiti, the Dominican Republic, Cuba, Puerto Rico, Curaçao, Aruba, St. Maarten, St. Martin, Martinique, Guadeloupe, Trinidad, Jamaica, The Bahamas, Barbados, and St. Vincent. Acknowledging the great diversity represented by these various countries, the exhibition explores thematic continuities found among the region. Relational Undercurrents features contemporary painting, installation art, sculpture, photography, video, and...
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Artist Talk 2:00 pm
Artist Talk
Jun 23 @ 2:00 pm
Artist Talk
Join artists for a Gallery Talk in the special exhibition Relational Undercurrents: Contemporary Art of the Caribbean Archipelago. Curated by Tatiana Flores and organized by the Museum of Latin American Art in Long Beach, California, Relational Undercurrents: Contemporary Art of the Caribbean Archipelago presents 21st-century art by artists with roots in Haiti, the Dominican Republic, Cuba, Puerto Rico, Curaçao, Aruba, St. Maarten, St. Martin, Martinique, Guadeloupe, Trinidad, Jamaica, The Bahamas, Barbados, and St. Vincent. Acknowledging the great diversity represented by these various countries, the exhibition explores thematic continuities found among the region. Relational Undercurrents features contemporary painting, installation art, sculpture, photography, video, and performance...
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Friends of Loper Happy Hour and Conversation 5:00 pm
Friends of Loper Happy Hour and Conversation
Jun 27 @ 5:00 pm
Friends of Loper Happy Hour and Conversation
Join us for drinks on the terrace and then join Contemporary Art Curator Margaret Winslow, scholar Dr. Leslie Wingard, and supporters of The Loper Tradition, who will discuss the paintings by both artists, Edward Loper, Sr., and Edward Loper, Jr., on view in the exhibition. 5:00 p.m. Happy Hour 6:30 p.m. Conversation
Happy Hours 5:00 pm
Happy Hours
Jun 27 @ 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...
Creative Meditation in Motion 6:00 pm
Creative Meditation in Motion
Jun 27 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Creative Meditation in Motion @ Anthony N. Fusco Reservoir Labyrinth
With Arden in Motion and the Awakened Heart Spiritual Center Explore creative movement and enjoy live music with Arden in Motion and the Awakened Heart Spiritual Center in the Museum’s Anthony N. Fusco Reservoir Labyrinth. Experience a unique opportunity to set a mindful intention in a Tibetan prayer wheel while listening to the enchanting sound of multiple singing bowls echoing around the Labyrinth. Participants will also be invited to explore mindful breathing techniques, body awareness, and rhythmic centering through guided creative movement/dance structures in the Labyrinth. Visitors can choose to participate at any time or observe as they enjoy live...
DelArt Readers: Book Club 6:00 pm
DelArt Readers: Book Club
Jun 27 @ 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
Jun 28 @ 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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Small Scale Forging for the Jeweler (2-day workshop) 9:30 am
Small Scale Forging for the Jeweler (2-day workshop)
Jun 29 @ 9:30 am – 4:00 pm
Small Scale Forging for the Jeweler (2-day workshop)
Give small-scale jewelry dimension and style using forging techniques. 30 minute lunch break. Beyond Beginner/Intermediate/Advanced. Instructor: Caryn L. Hetherston Supply list Forging hammers and files if you have them 12 to 16 guage roun or square wire Copper wire for practice can be purchased for market price in the workshop
Special Exhibition Tour 2:00 pm
Special Exhibition Tour
Jun 29 @ 2:00 pm
Special Exhibition Tour
Tour Relational Undercurrents: Contemporary Art of the Caribbean Archipelago with a Museum Guide in English, Spanish, or Haitian Creole. Curated by Tatiana Flores and organized by the Museum of Latin American Art in Long Beach, California, Relational Undercurrents: Contemporary Art of the Caribbean Archipelago presents 21st-century art by artists with roots in Haiti, the Dominican Republic, Cuba, Puerto Rico, Curaçao, Aruba, St. Maarten, St. Martin, Martinique, Guadeloupe, Trinidad, Jamaica, The Bahamas, Barbados, and St. Vincent. Acknowledging the great diversity represented by these various countries, the exhibition explores thematic continuities found among the region. Relational Undercurrents features contemporary painting, installation art, sculpture, photography, video, and...
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Small Scale Forging for the Jeweler (2-day workshop) 9:30 am
Small Scale Forging for the Jeweler (2-day workshop)
Jun 30 @ 9:30 am – 4:00 pm
Small Scale Forging for the Jeweler (2-day workshop)
Give small-scale jewelry dimension and style using forging techniques. 30 minute lunch break. Beyond Beginner/Intermediate/Advanced. Instructor: Caryn L. Hetherston Supply list Forging hammers and files if you have them 12 to 16 guage roun or square wire Copper wire for practice can be purchased for market price in the workshop
Artist Talk 2:00 pm
Artist Talk
Jun 30 @ 2:00 pm
Artist Talk
Join artists for a Gallery Talk in the special exhibition Relational Undercurrents: Contemporary Art of the Caribbean Archipelago. Curated by Tatiana Flores and organized by the Museum of Latin American Art in Long Beach, California, Relational Undercurrents: Contemporary Art of the Caribbean Archipelago presents 21st-century art by artists with roots in Haiti, the Dominican Republic, Cuba, Puerto Rico, Curaçao, Aruba, St. Maarten, St. Martin, Martinique, Guadeloupe, Trinidad, Jamaica, The Bahamas, Barbados, and St. Vincent. Acknowledging the great diversity represented by these various countries, the exhibition explores thematic continuities found among the region. Relational Undercurrents features contemporary painting, installation art, sculpture, photography, video, and performance...