Current Exhibitions

The Delaware Art Museum regularly presents major traveling exhibitions, offering the community an opportunity to become familiar with a wide variety of artists and artistic movements. The Museum also displays smaller exhibitions, often assembled from its permanent collection, to complement larger shows or to bring select works to light.


Poetry in Beauty: The Pre-Raphaelite Art of Marie Spartali StillmanNovember 7, 2015 - January 31, 2016

Marie Spartali Stillman (1844–1927) was one of a small number of professional female artists working in the second half of the 19th century. She was an important presence in the Victorian art world of her time and closely affiliated with members of the Pre-Raphaelite circle. Poetry in Beauty, the first retrospective of Spartali Stillman’s work, will showcase approximately 50 works by the artis... Read More


Helen Farr Sloan, 1911–2005September 26, 2015 - January 10, 2016

Helen Farr Sloan was a painter, a printmaker, and an art instructor who dedicated most of her career to promoting the art of her husband, the realist painter and illustrator John Sloan (1871–1951). Since her death in 2005, the Museum has received a substantial number of Helen Farr Sloan’s prints, drawings, and paintings—from her own estate and as donations in her memory. This exhibition show... Read More

Hieronymus Bosch, Garden of Earthly Delights: Adam & Eve, 2015. Stan Smokler. Welded and painted steel, 24 x 20 x 14 inches. Courtesy of the artist.

Reconstructed Elements: Richard H. Bailey, Helen Mason, Stan SmoklerSeptember 5, 2015 - January 3, 2016

This community-curated exhibition features three regional contemporary sculptors. Richard H. Bailey, Helen Mason, and Stan Smokler will showcase works in media ranging from stone to steel to rubber. To view large images and caption information, click below. [gallery link="file" ids="4896,4897,4898"] ABOUT OUTLOOKS The Delaware Art Museum’s Outlooks Exhibition Series encourages community ... Read More

Genius of Art (detaila0, 1903 1905. Howard Pyle (1853-1911). Oil on canvas glued to plywood, 116 x 65 inches. Delaware Art Museum, Gift of Louisa du Pont Copeland, 1923.

Howard Pyle MuralsAugust 14, 2015 - December 31, 2020

Beginning in August 2015, the complete set of nine mural panels painted by Howard Pyle (1853 – 1911) for the drawing room of his home at 907 Delaware Avenue, Wilmington, Delaware will be semi-permanently installed in one of the Vinton Illustration galleries on the second floor of the Museum. Two of the panels were on view during the retrospective of Pyle’s work at the Museum in fall 2011. Ove... Read More