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.

For our younger visitors, a free ARTspotting Gallery Scavenger Hunt is available at the Front Desk, and our Art Cart features free take-away art projects to complete at home (while supplies last).

MARCH 2021

Recorded music in the galleries in March features acoustic grunge by ilyAIMY.

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 the 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 the Texture Landscapes (ages 6–8) or Splotch Monsters (ages 9–12) workshops. Get details and register here. FREE

2021 Bettie Awards

Saturday, Mar 6 • 2 pm

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

 

 

APRIL 2021

Recorded music in the galleries in April features country/bluegrass by Davis-Bradley.

Exhibitions Openings

Saturday, Apr 3

View new on-site and online exhibitions by the Artists-in-Residence with the Catoctin Forest Alliance, and by various artists participating in the Bug Invitational. The 2021 Bettie Awards Exhibition also is open. Get details and view the online exhibitions here. FREE admission

Creative Outlet: Delaplaine at Home

Saturday, Apr 3

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, Apr 3 • 1–3 pm
Register

Kids can register for the Recycled Cardboard Animals (ages 6–8) or Watercolor Paint Exploration (ages 9–12) workshops. Get details and register here. FREE

Arts Matters Artist Talk

Saturday, Apr 6 • 2 pm
Webinar

Artists participating in the Bug Invitational exhibition discuss their work. FREE

Photo by Eric Stavale

Art at Noon: Art for Environmental Action

Friday, Apr 9 • 12–1 pm
Webinar

Join Dr. Laura Perovich, Assistant Professor at Northeastern University, as she discusses her dissertation, “Experiencing data together: combining art, technology, and community to move towards collective action on environmental changes.” Dr. Perovich received her PhD from the Massachusetts of Technology in 2020. FREE

Photo by Laura Perovich

 

MAY 2021

Recorded music in the galleries in May features alternative electric by Amy Reid.

Exhibitions Openings

Saturday, May 1

View new on-site and online exhibitions by Dong Kyu Kim, Ken Beidler, Jenny Wu, as well as various artists selected for the 2021 National Juried Exhibition. Get details and view the online exhibitions here. FREE admission

Creative Outlet: Delaplaine at Home

Saturday, May 1

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, May 1 • 1–3 pm
Register

Kids can register for the Andy Goldsworthy Nature Collage (ages 6–8) or Five Universal Shapes (ages 9–12) workshops. Get details and register here. FREE

Arts Matters Artist Talk

Saturday, May 1 • 2 pm
Webinar

2021 National Juried Exhibition juror Margaret Winslow, Curator of Contemporary Art at the Delaware Art Museum, discusses her selection and award process. FREE

Margaret Winslow (photo by Lindy Powers)

Art at Noon: Community Participatory Photography

Friday, May 14 • 12–1 pm
Webinar

Laura Sherwood, PdH candidate at Fielding Graduate University, will discuss the Photovoice Empowerment Project and her research into empowering communities and organizations through visual storytelling to communicate effectively and influence social change. FREE

Photo courtesy of photovoiceempowerment.com

 

JUNE 2021

Recorded music in the galleries in June features the acoustic sounds of Scooter Scudieri.

Exhibitions

View on-site and online exhibitions by Dong Kyu Kim, Ken Beidler, Jenny Wu, as well as various artists selected for the 2021 National Juried Exhibition. Get details and view the online exhibitions here. FREE admission

Creative Outlet: Delaplaine at Home

Saturday, Jun 5

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, Jun 5 • 1–3 pm
Register

Kids can register for the James Rizzi Designs (ages 6–8) or Improvised Mixed-Media Collage Compositions (ages 9–12) workshops. Get details and register here. FREE

Arts Matters Artist Talk

Saturday, May 1 • 2 pm
Webinar

Artist Ken Beidler discusses the works in his exhibition, Middens. FREE

Bulbs a la Flavin by Ken Beidler

 

 

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