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Dancing Monks of Assam – Performance at The Queen 6:00 pm
Dancing Monks of Assam – Performance at The Queen
May 2 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Dancing Monks of Assam – Performance at The Queen @ The Queen
The Dancing Monks perform Sattriya, a form of dance drama unique to their monastery in Northeast India. They dance to honor the god Vishnu in his flute-playing Krishna incarnation, narrating playful, sensuous, and fantastical episodes of his life as recounted in the ancient epics. All ages.  #gallery-2 { margin: auto; } #gallery-2 .gallery-item { float: left; margin-top: 10px; text-align: center; width: 25%; } #gallery-2 img { border: 2px solid #cfcfcf; } #gallery-2 .gallery-caption { margin-left: 0; } /* see gallery_shortcode() in wp-includes/media.php */ © Vipul Sangoi © Vipul Sangoi © Vipul Sangoi © Vipul Sangoi Sponsors Founded in 2013, Headlong’s...
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Glory of Stories 10:30 am
Glory of Stories
May 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. April 20  The Tree Lady by H. Josheph Harris April 27  Worm Weather by Jean Taft May 4  Round is a Tortilla by Roseanne Thong May 11  Abuela by Arthur Dorros May 18  Yesterday I had the Blues by Jeron Ashford Frame May 25  The Night Gardener by Terry Fan June 1 Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus by Mo Willems June 8 Ish by Peter Reynolds June 15 Too...
Art is Tasty 12:00 pm
Art is Tasty
May 4 @ 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). 2018 Topics Click on the the dates below to register. January 5: Reclining Nude, Abraham S. Baylinson February 2: Tobias Curing his Father’s Blindness, Benjamin West March 2: Toilette of a Roman Lady, Simeon Solomon April 6: Trees in a Lane, John Ruskin, and Sycamore Tree, Andrew Wyeth May 4: Eleanor of Aquitaine, Grace Hartigan June 1: In the Park, Bernie Felch July...
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Yoga in the Garden 9:00 am
Yoga in the Garden
May 5 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am
Yoga in the Garden
Join us again this spring and summer for yoga in the beautiful Copeland Sculpture Garden. Beginners, casual attendees, and families are welcome. Bring your own mat or borrow one of ours! Participants receive complimentary admission to the Museum. Healthy fare available in the Thronson Café following class. 1st and 3rd Saturdays, April – August April 7 Family Yoga led by Petite Yogi April 21 All-level class led by rotating instructors May 5 Meditation day offered by the Dancing Monks of Assam; families welcome May 19 All-level class led by rotating instructors June 2, July 7 , August 4: Family Yoga...
Dancing Monks of Assam – Day of Mindfulness 10:00 am
Dancing Monks of Assam – Day of Mindfulness
May 5 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Dancing Monks of Assam – Day of Mindfulness
Experience family yoga and meditation led by the Dancing Monks of Assam. From the monasteries in northeast India, the Dancing Monks perform Sattriya—a form of dance-drama cultivated as a way of worship in the monasteries of Assam. Learn more during this day of mindfulness by viewing a documentary and participating in a question and answer session. All ages.  #gallery-4 { margin: auto; } #gallery-4 .gallery-item { float: left; margin-top: 10px; text-align: center; width: 25%; } #gallery-4 img { border: 2px solid #cfcfcf; } #gallery-4 .gallery-caption { margin-left: 0; } /* see gallery_shortcode() in wp-includes/media.php */ © Vipul Sangoi © Vipul...
Highlights Tour 1:00 pm
Highlights Tour
May 5 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Highlights Tour
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.
Exhibition Tour 2:00 pm
Exhibition Tour
May 5 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Exhibition Tour
Museum guides lead public tours every weekend. On Saturdays and Sundays, there is a tour of a particular exhibition at 2:00 p.m.
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Highlights Tour 1:00 pm
Highlights Tour
May 6 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Highlights Tour
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.
Exhibition Tour 2:00 pm
Exhibition Tour
May 6 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Exhibition Tour
Docents lead public tours every weekend. On Saturdays and Sundays, there is a tour of a particular exhibition at 2:00 p.m.
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Landscape Photography 6:00 pm
Landscape Photography
May 7 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Landscape Photography
This class will focus on light, compostition, and mechanical techniques to produce the ultimate landscape photograph. The session will culminate in an exhibition of student work at the DuPont Environmental Education Center. Weekend field trips will alternate with some classes. Instructor: Kathleen Buckalew. No class May 28. 
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Annual Members Meeting 5:30 pm
Annual Members Meeting
May 10 @ 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 3.
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Glory of Stories 10:30 am
Glory of Stories
May 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. April 20  The Tree Lady by H. Josheph Harris April 27  Worm Weather by Jean Taft May 4  Round is a Tortilla by Roseanne Thong May 11  Abuela by Arthur Dorros May 18  Yesterday I had the Blues by Jeron Ashford Frame May 25  The Night Gardener by Terry Fan June 1 Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus by Mo Willems June 8 Ish by Peter Reynolds June 15 Too...
Nature Walk Series 2:00 pm
Nature Walk Series
May 11 @ 2:00 pm
Nature Walk Series
Observe nature through the lenses of art, horticulture, mindfulness, and the environment on an expert-led walking tour. Walks begin at a different site each week and last one hour unless otherwise noted. Native plant walk – Full Sunday, April 22 | 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.  Location: Mt. Cuba Center Mindfulness Walk with Hunter Clark-Fields – Cancelled Friday, May 11 | 2:00 p.m.  Location: Valley Garden Park Urban Horticulture Walk with Educator Mackenzie Knight-Fochs Sunday, May 20 | 2:00 p.m.  Location: Delaware Center for Horticulture REGISTER
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Highlights Tour 1:00 pm
Highlights Tour
May 12 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Highlights Tour
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.
Mother’s Day Weekend Tea – Cancelled 1:30 pm
Mother’s Day Weekend Tea – Cancelled
May 12 @ 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Mother’s Day Weekend Tea - Cancelled
Sorry, this event has been cancelled. Spend a special afternoon at the Museum with family and a magical garden-themed tea! Taste tiny treats while creating blossoming works of art together.
Exhibition Tour 2:00 pm
Exhibition Tour
May 12 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Exhibition Tour
Museum guides lead public tours every weekend. On Saturdays and Sundays, there is a tour of a particular exhibition at 2:00 p.m.
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Highlights Tour 1:00 pm
Highlights Tour
May 13 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Highlights Tour
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.
Exhibition Tour 2:00 pm
Exhibition Tour
May 13 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Exhibition Tour
Docents lead public tours every weekend. On Saturdays and Sundays, there is a tour of a particular exhibition at 2:00 p.m.
On Location Photography Workshops – Cancelled 2:00 pm
On Location Photography Workshops – Cancelled
May 13 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
On Location Photography Workshops - Cancelled
Inspired by the exhibition Eye on Nature: Andrew Wyeth and John Ruskin, students will meet at scenic sites to shoot on location. Students will learn about John Ruskin’s philosophy of nature and have the opportunity for group discussion and critique at the follow up session in the Museum’s studios. Students are responsible for paying admission fees at each location. Danny Schweers. Hagley Museum and Library Sunday, May 13 | 2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Museum meet up Sunday, May 20 | 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
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Landscape Photography 6:00 pm
Landscape Photography
May 14 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Landscape Photography
This class will focus on light, compostition, and mechanical techniques to produce the ultimate landscape photograph. The session will culminate in an exhibition of student work at the DuPont Environmental Education Center. Weekend field trips will alternate with some classes. Instructor: Kathleen Buckalew. No class May 28. 
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Norman David and the Eleventet 8:00 pm
Norman David and the Eleventet
May 17 @ 8:00 pm
Norman David and the Eleventet @ Delaware Art Museum
Unique and high energy jazz ensemble led by musician and composer Norman David The Eleventet produces breathtaking ensemble-playing filled with monster solos. Norman David’s original compositions and arrangements propel the listener down unexpected paths and through surprising twists and turns. David directs, plays with and composes the music for his ensemble, The Eleventet. #gallery-6 { margin: auto; } #gallery-6 .gallery-item { float: left; margin-top: 10px; text-align: center; width: 25%; } #gallery-6 img { border: 2px solid #cfcfcf; } #gallery-6 .gallery-caption { margin-left: 0; } /* see gallery_shortcode() in wp-includes/media.php */ Photography by John Anthony Photography by John Anthony About the 2018...
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Glory of Stories 10:30 am
Glory of Stories
May 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. April 20  The Tree Lady by H. Josheph Harris April 27  Worm Weather by Jean Taft May 4  Round is a Tortilla by Roseanne Thong May 11  Abuela by Arthur Dorros May 18  Yesterday I had the Blues by Jeron Ashford Frame May 25  The Night Gardener by Terry Fan June 1 Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus by Mo Willems June 8 Ish by Peter Reynolds June 15 Too...
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Yoga in the Garden 9:00 am
Yoga in the Garden
May 19 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am
Yoga in the Garden
Join us again this spring and summer for yoga in the beautiful Copeland Sculpture Garden. Beginners, casual attendees, and families are welcome. Bring your own mat or borrow one of ours! Participants receive complimentary admission to the Museum. Healthy fare available in the Thronson Café following class. 1st and 3rd Saturdays, April – August April 7 Family Yoga led by Petite Yogi April 21 All-level class led by rotating instructors May 5 Meditation day offered by the Dancing Monks of Assam; families welcome May 19 All-level class led by rotating instructors June 2, July 7 , August 4: Family Yoga...
Highlights Tour 1:00 pm
Highlights Tour
May 19 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Highlights Tour
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.
Shelly Reuben Book Signing 1:00 pm
Shelly Reuben Book Signing
May 19 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Shelly Reuben Book Signing
Shelly Reuben brings her fanciful new novel to the Delaware Art Museum Edgar nominated mystery novelist Shelly Reuben returns to the museum that inspired so much of her work to talk about My Mostly Happy Life: Autobiography of a Climbing Tree. In the great tradition of 19th authors like Charles Dickens and Arthur Conan Doyle, Reuben’s novel was first serialized in newspapers; it is only now being released in book form. Also like her predecessors, her book is illustrated with artwork that captivates and delights. Before Shelly takes center stage, Dr. Mary Holahan, our Curator of Illustration, will tell us...
Books and Illustration at the Turn of the Century in Britain and America 1:30 pm
Books and Illustration at the Turn of the Century in Britain and America
May 19 @ 1:30 pm – 3:45 pm
Books and Illustration at the Turn of the Century in Britain and America
A public lecture presented by The Fellowship of American Bibliophilic Societies In conjunction with The Fellowship of American Bibliophilic Societies’ (FABS) Annual Tour & Symposium and member club, The Delaware Bibliophiles, this talk will focus on illustration and book design—a strength of the collections of the Delaware Art Museum and the University of Delaware Library. A tea reception will follow the lecture. 1:30 p.m.  Symposium “Books and Illustration at the Turn of the Century in Britain and America” “Ouida Illustrated: Commerce, Politics, and Representation in the Illustrated Editions of Ouida’s Works”, Jesse R. Erickson, Postdoctoral Researcher in Special Collections and...
Exhibition Tour 2:00 pm
Exhibition Tour
May 19 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Exhibition Tour
Museum guides lead public tours every weekend. On Saturdays and Sundays, there is a tour of a particular exhibition at 2:00 p.m.
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Nature Sketching – Cancelled 10:00 am
Nature Sketching – Cancelled
May 20 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Nature Sketching - Cancelled
Discover inspiration in nature with this relaxing workshop. Observe and capture the beauty of the natural world in a journal using watercolor, pen, and ink. Instructor: Rosemary Connelly. 30-minute lunch break.
Highlights Tour 1:00 pm
Highlights Tour
May 20 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Highlights Tour
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.
Exhibition Tour 2:00 pm
Exhibition Tour
May 20 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Exhibition Tour
Docents lead public tours every weekend. On Saturdays and Sundays, there is a tour of a particular exhibition at 2:00 p.m.
Meet the Artists from Impermanence: Mystery, Transformation, Light 2:00 pm
Meet the Artists from Impermanence: Mystery, Transformation, Light
May 20 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Meet the Artists from Impermanence: Mystery, Transformation, Light
Join us for Meet the Artists events on Sunday, May 20 and June 24 from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. and Thursday, July 19 from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. where exhibiting artists will be in the gallery and welcome discussion and questions about their work. Impermanence: Mystery, Transformation, Light May 19 – August 5, 2018 This exhibition centers on impermanence, an essential tenet of Buddhism. Using drawings as symbols or metaphors for transitory life experiences, the 11 artists tell stories about lost innocence, fading memory, mortality, and the drawing process itself. Barbara Warden is the guest curator. Learn more.
Nature Walk Series 2:00 pm
Nature Walk Series
May 20 @ 2:00 pm
Nature Walk Series
Observe nature through the lenses of art, horticulture, mindfulness, and the environment on an expert-led walking tour. Walks begin at a different site each week and last one hour unless otherwise noted. Native plant walk – Full Sunday, April 22 | 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.  Location: Mt. Cuba Center Mindfulness Walk with Hunter Clark-Fields – Cancelled Friday, May 11 | 2:00 p.m.  Location: Valley Garden Park Urban Horticulture Walk with Educator Mackenzie Knight-Fochs Sunday, May 20 | 2:00 p.m.  Location: Delaware Center for Horticulture REGISTER
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Landscape Photography 6:00 pm
Landscape Photography
May 21 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Landscape Photography
This class will focus on light, compostition, and mechanical techniques to produce the ultimate landscape photograph. The session will culminate in an exhibition of student work at the DuPont Environmental Education Center. Weekend field trips will alternate with some classes. Instructor: Kathleen Buckalew. No class May 28. 
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Summer Happy Hours 5:00 pm
Summer Happy Hours
May 24 @ 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Summer 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. May 24, June 7, July 19, Aug 16,...
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Glory of Stories 10:30 am
Glory of Stories
May 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. April 20  The Tree Lady by H. Josheph Harris April 27  Worm Weather by Jean Taft May 4  Round is a Tortilla by Roseanne Thong May 11  Abuela by Arthur Dorros May 18  Yesterday I had the Blues by Jeron Ashford Frame May 25  The Night Gardener by Terry Fan June 1 Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus by Mo Willems June 8 Ish by Peter Reynolds June 15 Too...
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Highlights Tour 1:00 pm
Highlights Tour
May 26 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Highlights Tour
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.
Exhibition Tour 2:00 pm
Exhibition Tour
May 26 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Exhibition Tour
Museum guides lead public tours every weekend. On Saturdays and Sundays, there is a tour of a particular exhibition at 2:00 p.m.
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Highlights Tour 1:00 pm
Highlights Tour
May 27 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Highlights Tour
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.
Exhibition Tour 2:00 pm
Exhibition Tour
May 27 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Exhibition Tour
Docents lead public tours every weekend. On Saturdays and Sundays, there is a tour of a particular exhibition at 2:00 p.m.
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Summer Happy Hours 5:00 pm
Summer Happy Hours
May 31 @ 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Summer 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. May 24, June 7, July 19, Aug 16,...
DelArt Readers 6:00 pm
DelArt Readers
May 31 @ 6:00 pm
DelArt Readers @ Delaware Art Museum Thronson Café
The DelArt Readers will select a book (or a collection of articles, or a film) each month. Our selections will have an arty or creative slant to them as we attempt to cross boundaries, giving our readers the opportunity to learn, question, debate and champion texts of every kind.  Our meetings occasionally take place off site as we explore and embrace the creative community of greater Wilmington. RSVP encouraged but not required—email ejarvis@delart.org. The books for the first three months: Thursday, May 31Strapless: John Singer Sargent and the Fall of Madame X by Deborah Davis Thursday, June 28My Name is...