Murder Mystery Fundraiser at the Delaware Art Museum

Cocktail Event Inspired by the Lure of Murder Mystery

The Delaware Art Museum introduces a new interactive, mystery-themed event on Saturday, February 11, 2023, at 6 p.m. Inspired by Hulu’s hit whodunit series “Only Murders in the Building,” the murder mystery is an actor-led theatrical experience through the galleries of the Museum. This cocktail fundraiser will support DelArt’s community and education programs, and early bird pricing is available through January 1, with additional discounts for Members.

Guests will try to solve an artful murder mystery, organized in partnership with City Theater Company. The four-hour investigative portion of the event will include cocktails and heavy hors d’oeuvre. Following the investigation, the murderer will be revealed. With an upgraded ticket, guests can enjoy a 10 p.m.—midnight after-party with dancing, desserts, and an open bar.

Maggie Oda Lyon, the Museum’s Director of Advancement, says, “We think this fundraiser will have a broad appeal, and introduce new patrons to the Museum. The ‘murderinos’ in our community can live out their podcast dreams by investigating a contrived crime, while others can fulfill their Colonel Mustard and Professor Plum board game fantasies.”

As the event falls close to Valentine’s Day, this activity can make for an excellent date night, friend outing, or a solo diversion. Attendees will be divided into groups and have an opportunity to collaborate on their problem solving, if they so choose.

Suggested dress is cocktail attire, but black-tie clothing is encouraged in order to add to the theatrical atmosphere.

The event committee includes Hunter and William Clarke-Fields, Ashley and Andy Cloud, Darius and Ashley SK Davis, David Cullmann and Anthony LaTorella, Lindsey and Andrew DiSabatino, Michelle Kramer-Fitzgerald and G. Scott Fitzgerald, Rick Fitzgerald and Marilyn MacGregor, Lele and Brad Galer, Molly and Phil Giordano, Logan Herring and Shawn-Ere’ Jackson, Bianca Fraser-Johnson and Mike Johnson, Christine and Garrett Moritz, Christine Russell, Thom and Stephanie Shumosic, and Michelle and Jason Wall.

Members’ early bird tickets are $75, with an afterparty upgrade available for $105. Non-members’ early bird tickets are $90, with an afterparty upgrade available for $125. After January 1, the Member prices for the party and after-party increase to $90 and $125, respectively, and non-members to $105 and $145.

For more information, visit our website.

This event is sponsored by Incyte Corporation and Capital & Worth, doing business as H&R Block. This organization is supported, in part, by a grant from the Delaware Division of the Arts, a state agency, in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts. The Division promotes Delaware arts events on

About the Delaware Art Museum

For over 100 years, the Museum has served as a primary arts and cultural institution in Delaware. It is alive with experiences, discoveries, and activities to connect people with art and with each other. Originally created in 1912 to honor the renowned illustrator and Wilmington-native, Howard Pyle, the Museum’s collection has grown to over 12,000 works of art in our building and sculpture garden. Also recognized for British Pre-Raphaelite art, the Museum is home to the most comprehensive Pre-Raphaelite collection on display outside of the United Kingdom, and a growing collection of significant contemporary art.

Under the leadership of our Board of Trustees, the Delaware Art Museum is implementing a comprehensive approach to community and civic engagement. This exciting new strategic direction requires that we increase our value and relevance to all audiences. Visit to for the latest exhibitions, programs, and performances or connect with us via social media.


WHAT: “Only Murders in the Museum” Cocktails and Murder Mystery Fundraiser
WHEN: Saturday, February 11, 2023, 6 p.m.
WHERE: Delaware Art Museum, 2301 Kentmere Parkway, Wilmington, Del. 19806
COST: $75—145, Registration Required by February 3. Early bird pricing available through January 1