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.

12×12 Student ExhibitionMarch 15, 2017 - April 23, 2017

Most young artists dream of seeing their work displayed on a museum wall. This spring, the Delaware Art Museum is turning that dream into a reality by hosting 12 x 12, a group exhibition featuring works by young Delaware artists, on view March 15 – April 23, 2017. To celebrate National Youth Art Month the Delaware Art Museum will showcase the work of young artists living in the State of Delaw... Read More

Wonder and Whimsy: The Illustrations of W. Heath RobinsonMarch 4, 2017 - May 21, 2017

In America for the first time, this retrospective features the work of an important turn-of-the-century British illustrator. During his lifetime, W. Heath Robinson (1872 -1944) was ranked with Arthur Rackham and Edmund Dulac as one of England's foremost illustrators. Beginning in the 1890s, Robinson developed a linear style inspired by the innovations of the Pre-Raphaelite illustrators and the Ar... Read More

No Jury, No Prizes: The Society of Independent Artists, 1917-1944February 4, 2017 - May 14, 2017

Between 1917 and 1944, the Society of Independent Artists (SIA) hosted annual exhibitions for its members. By joining the SIA and paying a nominal fee, thousands of American artists--from famous painters to Sunday painters--were able to exhibit their work in enormous open shows in New York City. The brainchild of a diverse group of idealistic modern artists, including William Glackens, Walter Pach... Read More

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