Programs + Events

We are excited to bring a variety of programs, events, and educational opportunities to our visitors!

Photograph of a group of people around two long galleries in an exhibition room. They are doing crafts.  
Photograph of a group of children in a museum gallery with four large surreal paintings on the walls. The children are using the works as inspiration.  
Photograph of a group of people gathered around an installation hanging from the ceiling. In the foreground are two women with backs towards the camera talking.  
Want to know what events are coming up at the Danforth? Check out our Event Calendar!
Event Calendar

Drinks at the Danforth

The Danforth invites you to spend a creative evening with us meeting new friends while enjoying a unique cocktail (or mocktail)!  Members receive discounts and special perks for this event.  Projects and cocktails will vary with inspiration found from the current exhibitions.  Cash bar available to those over 21 as well as an assortment of snacks and refreshments.

Stay tuned for future Drinks events!



Drop Into Art

Drop into Art is a program for all ages. This event is held on the second Sunday of the month from 1-4 pm. Interactive tours, art projects, writing activities, and/or games help visitors of all ages explore art objects in special exhibitions and the permanent collection. Each month, the program explores a new subject or theme. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Free to all. No registration is required – just drop in!  Learn more about the upcoming Drop into Art themes on our Event Calendar!



March 12 —Women in Art

March is Women’s History Month—commemorating and encouraging the study, observance and celebration of the vital contributions and specific achievements of women. This Drop into Art showcases several women artists in the galleries. In the studio, we’ll complete a project celebrating an important woman in your life.

April 2  — Music in Art

Join us for a special first Sunday of the month Drop into Art!  Here we’ll explore the relationship between sound and vision. Some artists illustrate music in a picture, while others build artful instruments by hand. We’ll show you how to make an artful instrument, a lyre, which intertwines music and the visual arts.

Photograph of a group of people around a table. Overlayed in the center is a teal circle with blue and white lettering reading 'drop into art'.

May 14 — Art in Bloom

Flowers have been a favorite subject for painters, sculptors, and photographers. Join us to look at the different artists who captured the beauty of flowers. Inspired by the beautiful floral art at the Danforth, we’ll show you how to make flowers with markers, pencils, and construction paper. From daisies to hyacinths, tulips to forget-me-nots, there’s no limit to the flowers you can make.

June 4 — Motion in Art

Join us for a special first Sunday of the month Drop into Art! Painting and photography allow an artist to capture a moment in time. That moment is frozen…or is it? Check out various artists who try to make a visual suggestion of motion in their work. Then join us in the Art School to make a kinetic art project which mimics the beauty of the swirling migratory flight of starlings.

Photograph of two families of two in a museum gallery, standing around a table with a woman crouched near it cutting out images from a magazine.


What to join the Danforth Art Museum as a volunteer or an FSU intern?  Click here to learn how!


Kids’ Night Out

Photograph of a group of kids standing together holding clip boards above their heads, looking excited.

Parents, take advantage of a chance to go shopping or get a bite to eat – it’s a night just for the kids with us at the Danforth. Children will enjoy adding crazy, creative effects to a photocopy of their image, a game of Pictionary and a scavenger hunt in the museum! Includes pizza, lemonade and a treat to take home.

This event takes place twice every December and is limited to 25 participants, Grades K-8. Registration is required and tickets are $30 per child.  Drop Off is between between 5:45-6 p.m with pick up promptly at 9 p.m.

Check out our Events Calendar for this year’s programs!

Brunch at the Danforth

Enjoy light brunch treats, coffee, tea, and mocktails while discovering fascinating facts about various artwork topics, from artwork in the Danforth’s Permanent Collection, rotating exhibitions, or other specific art related topics!  Brunch at the Danforth happens twice a year and topics vary every event.  Advance registration is required and tickets are $25.00 for non-members and $15.00 for members.  Click here to learn about our next upcoming brunch!