PROGRAMS AT A GLANCE

We’re always adding new programs and opportunities to experience art to the calendar. Check back often!

Now registering for classes and workshops! View upcoming opportunities for kids, teens, and adults.

Find out about our Current Exhibitions.

View online exhibitions, workshops, programs, and art activities through Virtual Delaplaine.

The Delaplaine is open daily.

PLEASE NOTE: The Delaplaine is following COVID-19-related health and safety protocols recommended by local, state, and federal agencies.

  • Face masks are required at all times for visitors, staff, and vendors.
  • The Delaplaine is practicing physical distancing in all areas. Please stay 6’ apart from others at all times and respect the Delaplaine’s guidelines for moving through the building and spacing apart.

 

NOVEMBER 2020

Recorded music in the galleries in November features indie pop by Blue Heaven.

FOCUS

Saturday, Nov 7–Sunday, Nov 29

Join us in November for FOCUS, our biennial celebration of photography! We’re partnering with PNC Bank to spotlight talented artists from around the region, feature photography as a medium, and encourage you to pick up a camera and start creating your own art! Visit our FOCUS page for a complete schedule of activities.

Virtual Holiday Artists’ Market

Friday, Nov 27–Monday, Dec 14
Shop

Our annual holiday expo is online this year! Shop a variety of curated artworks by selected local artisans and artists. There’ll be something for everyone on your shopping list—even that perfect gift for yourself! Shipping and gift wrapping are available.

DECEMBER 2020

Recorded music in the galleries in December features holiday favorites by Marlene Young.

Virtual Holiday Artists’ Market

Friday, Nov 27–Monday, Dec 14
Shop

Our annual holiday expo is online this year! Shop a variety of curated artworks by selected local artisans and artists. There’ll be something for everyone on your shopping list—even that perfect gift for yourself! Shipping and gift wrapping are available.

Museums by Candlelight

Tuesday, Dec 1–Saturday, Dec 12

The Historic Sites Consortium’s annual event is going virtual this year! We’re again participating, and offering a brief online tour of our historic building. You can view the free tour beginning December 1 here. FREE

Super Secret Elf Workshop Holiday Kits

Saturday, Dec 5

Calling all elves! Super Secret Elf Workshop Holiday Kits will be available for purchase in the Gift Gallery and online. With the kit, kids can create craft projects at home to give as holiday gifts! An accompanying video will debut here.

Art Matters Artist Talk

Saturday, Dec 5 • 2 pm
Webinar

Members of the Clustered Spires Quilt Guild discuss the fabric-works within their group exhibition, Trees. FREE

Exhibitions Openings

Saturday, Dec 5

View exhibitions by Clustered Spires Quilt Guild, Frederick Camera Clique, Maremi Andreozzi, and Ken Bachman. Get details and view the online exhibitions here. FREE admission

 

JANUARY 2021

Recorded music in the galleries in January features rock/gospel by Russ Moss.

Exhibitions Openings

Saturday, Jan 2

View new exhibitions by the Frederick County Art Association and Christopher Corson, as well as continuing exhibitions by Maremi Andreozzi and Ken Bachman. Get details and view the online exhibitions here. FREE admission

Creative Outlet: Delaplaine at Home

Saturday, Jan 2

Delaplaine at Home videos premiere on YouTube on First Saturdays! Kids can enjoy creating a different artwork each month using step-by-step instructions. See it here. FREE

Helen Smith Free Workshops for Kids

Saturday, Jan 2 • 1–3 pm
Register

Kids can register for a Winter Workshop (ages 6–8 and ages 9–12). Get details and register here. FREE

Art Matters Artist Talk: Frederick County Art Association

Saturday, Jan 2 • 2 pm
Webinar

Frederick County Art Association members discuss their work and FCAA’s involvement as one of Frederick’s oldest artist groups. FREE

Art at Noon: Lady Lineage

Friday, Jan 8 • 12–1 pm
Webinar

Exhibiting artist Maremi Andreozzi will discuss some of the historical women who have inspired her imagined portraits. Andreozzi creates contemporary portraits that draw from cultural production of the era and her own visual language. Each woman has a story to tell, and through each portrait the artist provides a reinterpretation of her narrative, parsing out myth from reality. FREE

Catherine de Medici by Maremi Andreozzi

Virtual Artobus: Metropolitan Museum of Art

Friday, Jan 15 • 11 am–12 pm
Register

Visit some of the nation’s best art museums without having to put on your snow boots or face mask! Just hop online the third and fourth Fridays in January and February for a one-hour live tour of museums around the country and their collections. This time, enjoy highlights of the Met’s collection of more than 5,000 years of art from around the world! Register here. Information on how to access the tours will be provided after registration. COST: $12 per tour ($10 for members)

Virtual Artobus: National Museum of Women in the Arts

Friday, Jan 22 • 11 am–12 pm
Register

Visit some of the nation’s best art museums without having to put on your snow boots or face mask! Just hop online the third and fourth Fridays in January and February for a one-hour live tour of museums around the country and their collections. This time, explore featured works from the only major museum in the world dedicated solely to women in the arts. Register here. Information on how to access the tours will be provided after registration. COST: $12 per tour ($10 for members)

 

FEBRUARY 2021

Recorded music in the galleries in February features experimental pop/folk punk by Luna.

Exhibitions Openings

Saturday, Feb 6

View new exhibitions by the Washington Wax Works, Jim Roberts, Janet Seifert, and the Maryland Pastel Society, as well as a continuing exhibition by Christopher Corson. Get details and view the online exhibitions here. FREE admission

Creative Outlet: Delaplaine at Home

Saturday, Feb 6

Delaplaine at Home videos premiere on YouTube on First Saturdays! Kids can enjoy creating a different artwork each month using step-by-step instructions. See it here. FREE

Helen Smith Free Workshops for Kids

Saturday, Feb 6 • 1–3 pm
Register

Kids can register for a Winter Workshop (ages 6–8 and ages 9–12). Get details and register here. FREE

Art Matters Artist Talk: Washington Wax Works

Saturday, Feb 6 • 2 pm
Webinar

Exhibiting members of the Washington Wax Works share their process and insights into encaustic painting—applying heated wax mixed with pigments. FREE

Art at Noon: Anni Albers

Friday, Feb 12 • 12–1 pm
Webinar

Join Fritz Horstman, Education Director at the Josef and Anni Albers Foundation, for an in-depth look at the life and art of the Delaplaine’s winter Artist of Inspiration. Known for her pioneering graphic wall hangings, weavings, and designs, Anni Albers (1899–1994) is considered the most important textile artist of the 20th century. FREE

Anni Albers

Artobus: The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum

Friday, Feb 19 • 11 am–12 pm
Register

Visit some of the nation’s best art museums without having to put on your snow boots or face mask! Just hop online the third and fourth Fridays in January and February for a one-hour live tour of museums around the country and their collections. This time, see highlights of the internationally renowned art museum and one of the most significant architectural icons of the 20th century. Information on how to access the tours will be provided after registration. COST: $12 per tour ($10 for members)

Artobus: The Grand Rapids Art Museum

Friday, Feb 26 • 11 am–12 pm
Register

Visit some of the nation’s best art museums without having to put on your snow boots or face mask! Just hop online the third and fourth Fridays in January and February for a one-hour live tour of museums around the country and their collections. This time, tour the showcase exhibition on impressionist and Grand Rapids artist, Mathias J. Alten: An Enduring Legacy. Information on how to access the tours will be provided after registration. COST: $12 per tour ($10 for members)

 

MARCH 2021

Recorded music in the galleries in March features Irish folk by Green Top Ramblers.

Exhibitions Openings

Saturday, Mar 6

View new on-site exhibitions by the Frederick County Public Schools Academy for the Fine Arts, Frederick County Public Schools Faculty, and the 2020 Bettie Awards Winners, as well as an online only Frederick County Public Schools All-County Student Art Show. Get details and view the online exhibitions here. FREE admission

Creative Outlet: Delaplaine at Home

Saturday, Mar 6

Delaplaine at Home videos premiere on YouTube on First Saturdays! Kids can enjoy creating a different artwork each month using step-by-step instructions. See it here. FREE

Helen Smith Free Workshops for Kids

Saturday, Mar 6 • 1–3 pm
Register

Kids can register for a Winter Workshop (ages 6–8 and ages 9–12). Get details and register here. FREE

2021 Bettie Awards

Saturday, Mar 6 • 2 pm
Webinar

Please join us for the announcement of the 2021 Bettie Awards! FREE

Art at Noon: The Art of J.R.R. Tolkien

Friday, Mar 12 • 12–1 pm
Webinar

Dr. John T. McQuillen, Associate Curator at the Morgan Library & Museum, will discuss Tolkien’s original illustrations from his Middle-earth legendarium. The Morgan Library & Museum presented the Tolkien: Maker of Middle-earth exhibit in early 2019, along with the Bodleian Libraries, University of Oxford, and with support of The Tolkien Trust. Join the webinar to view all of the images used in Dr. McQuillen’s presentation, as some will be removed from the YouTube version of the recording. FREE

J.R.R. Tolkien, dust jacket design for The Hobbit, 1937 © The Tolkien Estate Limited, 1937

 

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