PROGRAMS & EVENTS

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Glory of Stories 10:30 am
Glory of Stories
Oct 4 @ 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. Nov 15 Love Hair Matthew Cherry Nov 22 Thank You, Omu Oge Mora Nov 29 Parker Looks Up Jessica and Parker Curry Dec 6 Not a Box Antoinette Portis Dec 13 Art and...
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Painting Barns 10:00 am
Painting Barns
Oct 5 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Painting Barns
Instructor: Cynthia Swanson Learn to paint the beauty of Brandywine Valley barns by discovering techniques for the underlying structure and surrounding landscape. Finish your painting with washes and drybrush to depict weathered wood and foliage textures.
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Conversations with Women Making a Difference in Delaware 5:30 pm
Conversations with Women Making a Difference in Delaware
Oct 10 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Conversations with Women Making a Difference in Delaware
Join us at the Delaware Art Museum on October 10 for the third in series of “Conversations with Women Making a Difference in Delaware”. 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 evening will also include a short preview of an upcoming exhibit at the Art Museum, Posing Beauty in African American Culture , which opens on October 19. The three October panelists include: Doneene Keemer Damon is the president of Richards Layton & Finger (RLF), Delaware’s largest...
Well-Read Black Girl Book Club 6:00 pm
Well-Read Black Girl Book Club
Oct 10 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Well-Read Black Girl Book Club
 Join the Museum Store for the Well-Read Black Girl Book Club! FREE to attend! We’re so excited to be partnering with the American Booksellers Association and One Village Alliance to bring a chapter of this hugely popular book club to the Delaware Art Museum. Chandra Pitts of One Village Alliance will be facilitating these amazing bookish adventures as part of the Alliance’s Girls Can Do Anything initiative. We’re thrilled to offer each month’s selection at a 20% discount! Read on for more info about our meeting dates, monthly book picks and more! Meetings will take place in either the Museum...
Performance: Pyxis Piano Quartet – Present from the Past 7:30 pm
Performance: Pyxis Piano Quartet – Present from the Past
Oct 10 @ 7:30 pm
Performance: Pyxis Piano Quartet - Present from the Past @ Delaware Art Museum
Reflecting on the work of Mitch Lyons, who expanded traditional clay techniques into a new form, Pyxis will pair Brahms’ magnificent Piano Quartet No. 3 with Pulitzer-winner Caroline Shaw’s piano quartet Thousandth Orange. Shaw says, “The thousandth orange you eat is just as extraordinary as the first,” and this evening is filled with music exploring how what seems new can draw boldly on what went before. At 7:30 p.m., a Museum curator will present a 15-minute pre-concert talk. You are also welcome to arrive early for dinner and light fare in the Museum’s Thronson Café. The concert begin at 8:00...
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Glory of Stories 10:30 am
Glory of Stories
Oct 11 @ 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. Nov 15 Love Hair Matthew Cherry Nov 22 Thank You, Omu Oge Mora Nov 29 Parker Looks Up Jessica and Parker Curry Dec 6 Not a Box Antoinette Portis Dec 13 Art and...
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Botanical Monotypes (2-day workshop) 9:00 am
Botanical Monotypes (2-day workshop)
Oct 12 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Botanical Monotypes (2-day workshop)
30-minute lunch break. Instructor: Caroline Coolidge Brown Using garden plants and simple materials, students will explore the possibilities of organic and geometric compositions to create a series of monotypes on the museum’s large etching press. Basic printmaking lessons in tearing paper, registering paper, mixing colors, and using the press will be covered.  All materials in this class are non-toxic. Supplies included.
Ring Workshop: From Basics to Sublime with Marne Ryan (2-day workshop) 9:00 am
Ring Workshop: From Basics to Sublime with Marne Ryan (2-day workshop)
Oct 12 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Ring Workshop: From Basics to Sublime with Marne Ryan (2-day workshop)
Instructor: Marne Ryan Make elegantly comfortable rings by fusing sterling silver and gold. This workshop will cover simple band making to complex framing. Participants will also learn bench tricks for sizing and fitting in addition to single and double framing.
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Botanical Monotypes (2-day workshop) 9:00 am
Botanical Monotypes (2-day workshop)
Oct 13 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Botanical Monotypes (2-day workshop)
30-minute lunch break. Instructor: Caroline Coolidge Brown Using garden plants and simple materials, students will explore the possibilities of organic and geometric compositions to create a series of monotypes on the museum’s large etching press. Basic printmaking lessons in tearing paper, registering paper, mixing colors, and using the press will be covered.  All materials in this class are non-toxic. Supplies included.
Ring Workshop: From Basics to Sublime with Marne Ryan (2-day workshop) 9:00 am
Ring Workshop: From Basics to Sublime with Marne Ryan (2-day workshop)
Oct 13 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Ring Workshop: From Basics to Sublime with Marne Ryan (2-day workshop)
Instructor: Marne Ryan Make elegantly comfortable rings by fusing sterling silver and gold. This workshop will cover simple band making to complex framing. Participants will also learn bench tricks for sizing and fitting in addition to single and double framing.
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Glory of Stories 10:30 am
Glory of Stories
Oct 18 @ 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. Nov 15 Love Hair Matthew Cherry Nov 22 Thank You, Omu Oge Mora Nov 29 Parker Looks Up Jessica and Parker Curry Dec 6 Not a Box Antoinette Portis Dec 13 Art and...
Posing Beauty in African American Culture and Angela Fraleigh: Sound the Deep Waters 6:00 pm
Posing Beauty in African American Culture and Angela Fraleigh: Sound the Deep Waters
Oct 18 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Posing Beauty in African American Culture and Angela Fraleigh: Sound the Deep Waters
Please join us for an evening of style and beauty, sophisticated jazz, and specialty cocktails as we celebrate the openings of Posing Beauty in African American Culture and Angela Fraleigh: Sound the Deep Waters. RSVP by October 11 to events@delart.org or 302.351.8506. The Museum will close from 4-6 p.m. the day of the event. We kindly ask our guests to refrain from arriving prior to the event’s start time. About the Exhibitions Posing Beauty in African American Culture Curated by Deborah Willis, Ph.D., Posing Beauty in African American Culture explores the contested ways in which African and African American beauty...
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The Living Legacy National Speaking Tour: David C. Driskell and Julie L. McGee in Conversation 2:00 pm
The Living Legacy National Speaking Tour: David C. Driskell and Julie L. McGee in Conversation
Oct 19 @ 2:00 pm
The Living Legacy National Speaking Tour: David C. Driskell and Julie L. McGee  in Conversation
A leading authority on African American art, David C. Driskell is a renowned artist, scholar and historian. Join us as he converses with Dr. Julie McGee, Associate Professor of Africana Studies and Art History, and Director of the Interdisciplinary Humanities Research Center at the University of Delaware. This lecture is part of the national Living Legacy Speaking Tour.
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Healing Through the Arts / Sanando a Través de las Artes 12:00 pm
Healing Through the Arts / Sanando a Través de las Artes
Oct 20 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Healing Through the Arts / Sanando a Través de las Artes
Enjoy an afternoon of entertainment and inspiration with art created by breast cancer patients and survivors. Meet individuals who have walked the path of cancer and learn about prevention and therapeutic initiatives in our community. A series of healing arts workshops will be available for participants. In partnership with Christiana Care Health System.
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DelArt Readers: Book Club 6:00 pm
DelArt Readers: Book Club
Oct 24 @ 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. October 24, 2019 Becoming by Michelle Obama Amazon.com November 21, 2019 The Art of Rivalry: four friendships, betrayals, and breakthroughs in  Modern Art by Sebastian Smee (Non-Fiction) Amazon.com December, 2019 No meeting January 30, 2020 The Greater Journey: Americans in Paris by David McCullough (Non-Fiction) Goodreads.com February 27, 2020 Circe by Madeline Miller (Fiction) Goodreads.com March 26, 2020 The Cave Painters: Probing the Mysteries of the World’s First Artists by Gregory Curtis (Non-Fiction) Goodreads.com April...
Performance: Raye Jones Avery & Adagio with Dennis Fortune, Musical Director 8:00 pm
Performance: Raye Jones Avery & Adagio with Dennis Fortune, Musical Director
Oct 24 @ 8:00 pm
Performance: Raye Jones Avery & Adagio with Dennis Fortune, Musical Director
“Between” is the sophomore release from Raye Jones Avery. A native of Philadelphia, Raye grew up in Wilmington, Delaware where she has been a staple in US arts world. As Executive Director of the Christina Cultural Arts Center, Raye has been one of the driving forces in the continued flourishing of creative arts in the Mid Atlantic region. Now, Raye is stepping out to make a more personal statement on her 2nd CD, produced by Dennis Fortune. Fortune also produced Raye’s debut recording project “Sistah Girl’s Lament”. E. Shawn Qaissaunee produced and arranged selections on “Between” as well. Between” was...
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Glory of Stories 10:30 am
Glory of Stories
Oct 25 @ 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. Nov 15 Love Hair Matthew Cherry Nov 22 Thank You, Omu Oge Mora Nov 29 Parker Looks Up Jessica and Parker Curry Dec 6 Not a Box Antoinette Portis Dec 13 Art and...
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Mitch Lyons Technique Demo 1:30 pm
Mitch Lyons Technique Demo
Oct 26 @ 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Mitch Lyons Technique Demo
Join artists John Baker and Andrew Snyder as they demonstrate the clay monoprint technique pioneered by Mitch Lyons who is featured in the special exhibition Mitch Lyons: The Hand Translated.  
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