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 Original Mad Man: Illustrations by Mac ConnerJune 24, 2017 - September 17, 2017

This comprehensive and lively installation explores the work of one of America's original "Mad Men." McCauley ("Mac") Conner (born 1913) created advertising campaigns for a variety of products during the decade when the advertising industry was at its height and centered on Madison Avenue. His illustrations for leading women's magazines such as Redbook and McCall's animated a wide range of popular... Read More

The Cover Sells the Book: Transformations in Commercial Book Publishing, 1860-1920June 3, 2017 - August 27, 2017

This exhibition will investigate the trans-Atlantic concept of the ‘complete book,’ which took place between 1860 and 1920. During this 60-year period, the conflation of advances in print technology and the philosophy of the Arts and Crafts Movement led to a new aesthetic in book design. The integration of the book from content to cover as promoted by private press initiatives including Willia... Read More

Assemblage: A Regional Collective of Women ArtistsMay 13, 2017 - September 3, 2017

Assemblage is a group of 17 women artists from the greater Philadelphia area. While the artists exhibit individually throughout the region, they work toward exhibiting collectively once a year. The artists work in various media and include the figure, animals, architecture, nature, and both realistic and abstract forms in their designs. Painting, printmaking, and drawing with bright colors and mon... 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