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.

“The reason you are all becoming extinct is that you can't take a joke.” 1977. Edward Koren. Pen and ink on bond paper. Photo courtesy of the artist.

Edward Koren: The Capricious LineJune 25, 2016 - September 18, 2016

This exhibition celebrates the career of Edward Koren (born 1935)–renowned cartoonist, graphic satirist, and long-standing contributor to The New Yorker. Through approximately 50 original pen-and-ink, watercolor, and pencil cartoons–on tour for the first time–Koren deftly articulates the neuroses of contemporary society with his distinctive drawing style, relatable characters, and wry critic... Read More

Aquatic Garden, 2015. Heather and Hitoshi Ujiie. Digital inkjet print on poly canvas, 60 x 224 inches. Courtesy of the artists.

DualityMay 14, 2016 - August 14, 2016

This community-curated Outlooks exhibition explores collaborative life-work partnerships. Heather Moqtaderi, Philadelphia-based curator and teacher, developed the concept for the exhibition and invited four artist couples—Gina Triplett and Matt Curtius, Shoko Teruyama and Matt Kelleher, Heather and Hitoshi Ujiie, and Trefny Dix and Bengt Hokanson—to create new works for Duality. Their painting... 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