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Bus Trip to Biggs Museum of American Art and Woodburn Mansion
Bus Trip to Biggs Museum of American Art and Woodburn Mansion
Sep 12 all-day
Bus Trip to Biggs Museum of American Art and Woodburn Mansion
Please join us for a day in Dover. We will be visiting the Biggs Museum in the morning with a tour, and in the afternoon, we will be touring Woodburn Mansion and Gardens. The Biggs Museum is ‘dedicated to promoting an understanding and appreciation of the fine and decorative arts of Delaware, the Mid-Atlantic Region and the Nation from 1700 to the present’. Below are the descriptions of the two special exhibits that will be at the Museum. Rebecca Raubacher: Drawings and Paintings August 2 – October 20, 2019 – With shades from her past, the subjects of Raubacher’s paintings...
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12:00 pm “Who Hears Twell Van Dunder” Family Opening
“Who Hears Twell Van Dunder” Family Opening
Sep 8 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
"Who Hears Twell Van Dunder" Family Opening
Celebrate the newest interactive installation in Kids’ Corner! Families can meet the artists and explore this enchanting environment. Family Friendly. We are excited to welcome back the Smiths as our 2019 – 2021 Family-in-Residence. “Who Hears Twell Van Dunder?” is a destination for kids and grownups that celebrates childhood and encourages us to play, imagine, and wonder-even after we have grown up.
1:00 pm Public Tours
Public Tours
Sep 8 @ 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.
2:00 pm Public Tours
Public Tours
Sep 8 @ 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.
9:30 am Quarterly Open Studio and Critique
Quarterly Open Studio and Critique
Sep 9 @ 9:30 am – 3:30 pm
Quarterly Open Studio and Critique
Artists are invited to bring their own painting or drawing projects to work on in a supportive group setting. Gentle guidance will be provided and a group critique will conclude the session.
5:30 pm Museum Guide Open House
Museum Guide Open House
Sep 12 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Museum Guide Open House
Our creative, knowledgeable, and passionate Museum Guides are highly trained volunteers who share their love for art with Museum visitors. This year’s training class will focus on engaging children and students with the Museum’s richly diverse art collections. Guides have special access to in-depth learning opportunities at the Museum, and they form strong bonds with their collegial and collaborative group of fellow Guides. Learn more at our Museum Guide Open House on Thursday, September 12, 5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. 2020 Museum Guide Training will be held on Tuesday mornings, February through June, 2020. Museum Guides are required to give...
10:30 am Glory of Stories
Glory of Stories
Sep 13 @ 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. Oct 18 Where the Wild Things Are Maurice Sendak Oct 25* Ghosts in the House! Kazuno Kohara Nov 1 The Little Yellow Leaf Carin Berger Nov 8 Zin! Zin! Zin! A Violin Marjorie...
7:00 pm Clay Date
Clay Date
Sep 13 @ 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
9:00 am Solarplate Etching (Cancelled)
Solarplate Etching (Cancelled)
Sep 14 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Solarplate Etching (Cancelled)
30-minute lunch break. Instructor: Caroline Coolidge Brown Make beautifully detailed etchings without using harmful chemicals! Solarplates are light-sensitized steel plates that are a simple, safe and fast alternative to traditional etchings with acids and solvents. Using a light box and soy based inks students will explore making using painterly styles and photographic transparencies. 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.
1:00 pm Public Tours
Public Tours
Sep 14 @ 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.
2:00 pm Public Tours
Public Tours
Sep 14 @ 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.