Programs at a Glance

PROGRAMS AT A GLANCE

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

Calendar

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

 

March 2020

The Delaplaine is closed until April 15, 2020. Visit here for scheduling updates.

 

April 2020

First Saturday Artist Talk

Saturday, April 4 • 2 pm – CANCELLED

Exhibits Reception

Saturday, April 4 • 3-5 pm – CANCELLED

Creative Outlet

Saturday, April 4 • 3-5 pm – CANCELLED

Hip Hop Lecture Series: Mass Incarceration

Thursday, April 9 • 7 pm
The U.S. has the highest rate of incarceration in the world. African Americans make up about 12% of the nation’s population, but disproportionately represent 33% of the federal and state prison population. Join us to discuss how the prison system has shaped black America and how hip hop artists are fighting for criminal justice and prison reform. The session will feature artworks by André LeRoy and Taurean Washington. Free admission.

Art-Hopped Mona Lisa by Taurean Washington

Polka Dot Gala

Saturday, April 25  – RESCHEDULED FOR JUNE 27, 2020
Join us for the biggest pARTy of the year! See below for details.

 

May 2020

Art Cart hands-on activities and the ArtSpotting gallery scavenger hunt are available to visitors daily. Recorded music in the galleries in May features instrumental acoustic guitar by Michael Zampi.

First Saturday Artist Talk

Saturday, May 2 • 2 pm

2020 National Juried Exhibition juror Noah Smalls speaks about his selections. Noah Smalls is Director of Exhibitions and Collections Management at the Williams College Museum of Art, MA, as well as Gallery Director of the Upper Darby Art Gallery and Rush Arts Gallery in Philadelphia, PA. He has acted as design consultant for the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, the African American Museum in Philadelphia, and the Kentucky Center for African American Heritage. Free admission.

Exhibits Reception

Saturday, May 2 • 3-5 pm
Join us for our First Saturday building-wide exhibits reception! New exhibitions include: 2020 National Juried Exhibition, featuring artworks in a variety of media by artists from around the region and the nation; Dong Kyu Kim’s Consuming Memories (fiber and mixed-media); Ken Beidler’s Middens (ceramic sculpture and installations); and Jenny Wu’s YUGE Dilemma (wall sculptures). 2020 National Juried Exhibition award recipients will be announced during the opening reception. Meet the artists and enjoy light refreshments. Free admission.

Creative Outlet

Saturday, May 2 • 3-5 pm
Celebrate the art of Dutch post-Impressionist painter Vincent van Gogh by creating sunflowers, and participate in other drop-in art activities! $2 per artist.

Art at Noon: 75th Anniversary of Victory in Europe Day

Friday, May 8 • 12-1 pm
In commemoration of the 75th anniversary of V-E Day, Dr. Corey Campion, Associate Professor of History and Global Studies and the Program Director of Master’s in Humanities at Hood College, will lead a lively discussion on World War II, the artists’ role in war, and the lasting impacts that have shaped the world we live in today. The program will be accompanied by German wine from Spin the Bottle Wine Company. Free admission.

Hip Hop Lecture Series: Hip Hop and Mental Health

Thursday, May 14 • 7 pm
Hip hop and mental health have always had a complicated relationship. Although hinted at in music and art of the past, a new crop of rappers and artists are speaking freely about mental health through their lyrics. This discussion will focus on mental health within the culture of hip hop artists as well as its biggest consumers. The session will feature artworks by Iris Kirkwood, André LeRoy, and Taurean Washington. Free admission.

Sick Aunt Lil by Iris Kirkwood

June 2020

Art Cart hands-on activities and the ArtSpotting gallery scavenger hunt are available to visitors daily. Recorded music in the galleries in June features the honky-tonk country sounds of Michelle Hannan & One Blue Night.

Activities at the Delaplaine During Festival of the Arts

Saturday, June 6
The Delaplaine will present art activities for the whole family during the annual Frederick Festival of the Arts, held downtown and right outside our doors along Carroll Creek. All activities at the Delaplaine are rain or shine! Admission and activities are free.
9 am–5 pm • Exhibitions on view
10 am–5 pm • Arts & Crafts Expo Artists’ Market
10 am–5 pm • International Children’s Films courtesy of the Frederick Film Festival (F3)
12–5 pm • Drop-in art activities for all ages
1–3 pm • Helen Smith Free Workshops for Kids (preregistration required)

Sunday, June 7
The Delaplaine will present art activities for the whole family during the annual Frederick Festival of the Arts, held downtown and right outside our doors along Carroll Creek. All activities at the Delaplaine are rain or shine! Admission and activities are free.
11 am–5 pm • Exhibitions on view
11 am–5 pm • International Children’s Films courtesy of F3

Bus Trip to the National Museum of Women in the Arts

Friday, June 12, 2020 • 8:00 am–5:00 pm
Take a trip with us to Washington, DC, to visit the National Museum of Women in the Arts, the only major museum in the world dedicated solely to women in the arts. We will take a one-hour guided tour of the collection, which features some of the most significant contributions of women artists from the 16th through the 21st centuries. The tour is centered on discovery, interpretation, and discussion. Cost: $85 ($60 Delaplaine members). Get information and register here.

Polka Dot Gala

Saturday, June 27 • 7-11 pm  (Reschedule from April 25)
Join us for the biggest pARTy of the year! This year, our annual gala takes inspiration from Japanese contemporary artist Yayoi Kusama and has a distinctly Tokyo theme, home of the upcoming Summer Olympic Games. The event will feature delicious cuisine by Canapés; music and dancing; a silent auction of Kusam-inspired artworks by local artists; a silent auction of Kusama-inspired tot bags created by staff, board, and artists; and much more. One thing is for sure–no one does an event like this quite like us! All funds raised support the Delaplaine’s educational programs and community outreach efforts to underserved and at-risk audiences. Sponsorship opportunities are available, and tickets are on sale now. You won’t want to miss this fun and creative event!

 

WE WILL BE ADDING MORE SUMMER ACTIVITIES SOON – Please check back!

 

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