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Happy Hours 5:00 pm
Happy Hours
Jul 11 @ 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...
Performance: Los Pleneros de la 21 8:00 pm
Performance: Los Pleneros de la 21
Jul 11 @ 8:00 pm
Performance: Los Pleneros de la 21
Special Guest: El Grupo Ámbar de Delaware Put on your dancing shoes for the infectious sounds of Puerto Rican bomba and plena! After the performance, enjoy a dance party featuring DJ Willie until 11 pm. Los Pleneros de la 21, the premier East Harlem-based performing ensemble and non-profit community organization, was founded in 1983 by Juan J. ‘Juango’ Gutiérrez (National Endowment on the Arts’ Heritage Fellow, 1996) and the legendary Master Plenero Marcial Reyes Arvelo. Having toured extensively both nationally and internationally for over three decades, ‘LP21’ is considered by many as New York’s preeminent Bomba and Plena ambassadors to the world, bringing...
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Happy Hours 5:00 pm
Happy Hours
Jul 18 @ 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...
Members Picnic 6:00 pm
Members Picnic
Jul 18 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Members Picnic
Enjoy a complimentary drink on the Terrace and a traditional picnic feast in the Sculpture Garden with music by Edgewater Avenue. Picnic and cash bar will begin at 6 p.m. In the event of rain, the event will be moved indoors. Museum Members only. To reserve your picnic and free gift, RSVP to Marie Cordivano at mcordivano@delart.org or 302.351.8572 by July 12.
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Clay Date 7:00 pm
Clay Date
Jul 19 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Clay Date
Mix, mingle, and get a little messy in the Museum’s ceramics studio! Participants will experiment with clay and complete a functional piece of pottery that the Museum will glaze. No experience necessary. Instructor: Peter Morgan Must be 21 or older to participate. Register: September | October | November
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Members Ice Cream Social 1:00 pm
Members Ice Cream Social
Jul 20 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Members Ice Cream Social
Stop by for an afternoon of family fun for Members. Enjoy ice cream, adult beverages, and garden games! In the event of inclement weather, Social will be held inside the Museum’s Thronson Café.
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Happy Hours 5:00 pm
Happy Hours
Jul 25 @ 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...
Performance: Fanm d’Ayiti by Nathalie Joachim with the Spektral Quartet 8:00 pm
Performance: Fanm d’Ayiti by Nathalie Joachim with the Spektral Quartet
Jul 25 @ 8:00 pm
Performance: Fanm d’Ayiti by Nathalie Joachim with the Spektral Quartet
Fanm d’Ayiti (Women of Haiti) is an evening-length work for voice, flute, string quartet and electronics developed by composer/performer Nathalie Joachim. Commissioned by St. Paul Chamber Orchestra’s Liquid Music Series, Fanm d’Ayiti is a celebration of some of Haiti’s most iconic yet under recognized female artists, as well as an exploration of Joachim’s Haitian heritage. The project features original songs incorporating the recorded voices of Joachim’s grandmother and the girls choir of her family’s home farming village of Dantan; new arrangements of songs by some of the greatest known female voices in Haitian history; and recorded interviews with these artists about their lives fighting...
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Writers Gathering and Open Mic 6:00 pm
Writers Gathering and Open Mic
Jul 26 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Writers Gathering and Open Mic
All writers regardless of conference attendance are invited to the Museum on Friday July 26 from 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. to network and mingle with other local writers and conference attendees. Meet session presenters, swap stories with your peers, and bring a short work to read at the Open Mic (3-minute time limit). Open Mic begins at 6:30 p.m. with Emcee Maria Masington. To register for the gathering only, please use this link to the conference registration page and select attending the Friday Night Gathering and Open Mic.
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3rd Annual Wilmington Writers Conference: Exploring Place 8:30 am
3rd Annual Wilmington Writers Conference: Exploring Place
Jul 27 @ 8:30 am – 4:00 pm
3rd Annual Wilmington Writers Conference: Exploring Place @ Delaware Art Museum
Online registration are closed. Walk up registrations will be accepted on the day of the conference. Join us for the 3rd annual Wilmington Writers Conference at the Delaware Art Museum. Drawing on the Museum’s place-centric summer exhibitions, this full-day conference will include a keynote presentation and craft talk by playwright and educator Erlina Ortiz, breakout sessions taught by area writers, networking, and a panel on how to maintain a writing life. The conference is open to individuals of all ages and experience levels—from first-time writers to published authors. Check back for more information, including detailed descriptions of the sessions. Registration...
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Artist Talk 1:00 pm
Artist Talk
Jul 28 @ 1:00 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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