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February 2020

Body of Art: Open Figure Drawing Series at The Delaware Contemporary

February 19 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The Delaware Contemporary, 200 S. Madison St.
Wilmington, DE

OPEN FIGURE DRAWING Selected Wednesdays | 6 - 8 PM $10 drop-in fee Wings Auditorium Next sessions: February 19, 2020 and March 18, 2020 Studio artist Jenna Lucente monitors these informal figure drawing sessions starting with quick sketch warm-ups and ending with 2-3 longer poses. Drawing instruction is not provided. Open Figure Drawing is a great environment for people getting started with the figure as well as experienced artists to advance their skills. Easels and drawing boards are first come,…

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ART 2020 at The Delaware Contemporary

February 22 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Delaware Contemporary, 200 S. Madison St.
Wilmington, DE

ART 2020 Saturday, February 22, 2020 7 - 9 PM Enjoy the multifaceted world of art collecting at this inspiring evening designed to bring both novice and experienced art collectors together. Guests will enjoy an interactive gallery tour and interact with a panel of art professionals to explore topics ranging from very first childhood collections to present-day contemporary art. Discover what collecting direction is right for you while enjoying light fare and cash bar. Tickets include one complimentary beverage. Gallery…

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Justice Bell at the Brandywine River Museum of Art

February 26 @ 9:30 am - 4:00 pm
Brandywine River Museum Of Art, US Route 1
Chadds Ford, PA

The replica Justice Bell will be on view at the Brandywine River Museum of Art from February 26 through March 9, as part of the Brandywine’s exhibition, Votes for Women: A Visual History. Open Wednesday-Monday, 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Closed Tuesdays

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Creative Escape: Watercolor Florals at the Brandywine River Museum of Art

February 26 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Brandywine River Museum Of Art, US Route 1
Chadds Ford, PA

Come to the Brandywine River Museum of Art to unwind, mingle and make art! Designed for adults who want to awaken their inner artists, this program will include inspiration from watercolor paintings in the Museum’s collection and feature a hands-on painting activity. Participants will learn the basics of painting floral designs with watercolor from artist Stephanie Ryan and be guided in painting loosely and intuitively. No experience is necessary. Program fee includes art materials and light refreshments. BYOB!    …

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Julio daCunha: Modernizing Myths at Delaware Art Museum

February 29 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Delaware Art Museum, 2301 Kentmere Parkwat
Wilmington, DE

Julio daCunha’s creative spirit is most evident in his artistic experimentation. He alternated between abstraction and realism throughout his career. His primary medium was acrylic on canvas, but he produced ceramics, etchings, digital prints, and photography. As a child, he fell in love with the work of Renaissance artists in his father’s extensive art library. His passion for history extended to timeless myths, and in his art, he interpreted them in a contemporary way. DaCunha’s drive to learn expanded into…

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March 2020

Gathered Light Exhibition at The Delaware Contemporary

March 6 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
The Delaware Contemporary, 200 S. Madison St.
Wilmington, DE

GATHERED LIGHT Graham Dougherty & Ruth Ansel March 6 - 30, 2020 Opening Reception: Friday, March 6 | 5 - 9 PM during Art Loop Graham Dougherty  ”We give shape to our rooms; then rooms give shape to our lives. We pass through rooms unseeing; walls, floors, ceilings, doorways become unnoticed, accepted, ordinary. It is light which transforms a commonplace enclosure into a metaphor of remembered or desired sensations. In these paintings the architectural elements become an abstracted structure of a remembered moment. Both rational…

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“Spill Over” Group Exhibition at the Delaware Contemporary

March 13 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
The Delaware Contemporary, 200 S. Madison St.
Wilmington, DE

SPILL OVER Group exhibition Curated by the 2019-2020 University of Delaware Curatorial Fellow, Sam Whalen March 13 - May 24, 2020  Opening Reception: Friday, April 3 5 - 9 PM during Art Loop In a joint venture with the University of Delaware, The Delaware Contemporary is pleased to announce Spill Over, a group exhibition curated by the 2019-2020 University of Delaware Curatorial Fellow, Sam Whalen. In conjunction with The Delaware Contemporary's 2020 major event, Art & Couture: A Contemporary Centennial, this exhibition showcases the work…

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2020 Copeland Lecture – America Eden: David Hosack, Botany, and Medicine in the Garden of the Early Republic

March 19 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Delaware Center for Horticulture, 1810 N Dupont St.
Wilmington, DE

American Eden David Hosack, Botany, and Medicine in the Garden of the Early Republic Victoria Johnson: Associate Professor of Urban Policy and Planning, Hunter College, City University of New York. This illustrated lecture by historian Victoria Johnson features her highly acclaimed new book, American Eden. Johnson tells the story of David Hosack, the family doctor and friend to Hamilton and Burr, and the man they chose to serve as attending physician at their July 1804 duel. Hosack is today a shadowy figure…

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Introduction to Figure Drawing at The Delaware Contemporary

March 21 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
The Delaware Contemporary, 200 S. Madison St.
Wilmington, DE

INTRODUCTION TO FIGURE DRAWING Selected Saturdays | 10 AM - 12 PM $15 | Registration required Wings Auditorium NEXT SESSION DATES: March 21, 2020 April 11, 2020 Instructed by studio artist Jenna Lucente, this class will introduce you to basic principles and techniques to successfully draw the figure. This class is ideal for artists at the beginner level for the figure but some basic drawing experience is helpful. Drawing materials included.

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April 2020

Art & Couture: A Contemporary Centennial Exhibition at The Delaware Contemporary

April 25 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Delaware Contemporary, 200 S. Madison St.
Wilmington, DE

ART & COUTURE: A CONTEMPORARY CENTENNIAL Celebrating the Suffragettes and 100 Years of Women's Rights Featuring artist Shawn Baron Pinckney Saturday, April 25, 2020 7 - 10 PM This major fundraising event celebrates the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment assuring Women's Right to Vote, the suffragettes who made it happen, and contemporary women of influence who are our “Modern Day Suffragettes." Our mission for this event is to showcase the powerful role art plays in celebrating the strides that…

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