Programs + Events
We are excited to bring a variety of programs, events, and educational opportunities to our visitors!
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.
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.
Kids’ Night Out
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!
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