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.

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 1, 2015 - August 1, 2018

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

Southern Approaches (detail), 1984. Kevin McLaughlin. Oil on canvas, 38 x 60 inches. Lent by Thomas C. Shea, Jr. © (2015) Kevin McLaughlin.

Dream Streets: Art in Wilmington 1970–1990June 27, 2015 - September 27, 2015

During the 1970s and 1980s, Wilmingtonians witnessed a flourishing artistic community and the establishment of many of the cultural pillars that continue to support the visual and performing arts within the city today. Organizations such as the Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts, the Delaware Humanities Forum, and the Delaware Theatre Company were founded during this period, as well as comm... Read More

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The Puzzling World of John SloanJune 6, 2015 - September 6, 2015

Between 1900 and 1910, John Sloan produced a weekly series of word and picture puzzles for the Sunday supplement of the Philadelphia Press, one of the country’s leading illustrated newspapers. The Puzzling World of John Sloan will explore this little-known facet of Sloan’s early newspaper career, presenting more than 25 works from the Museum’s collection. On view for the first time, the puzz... Read More

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Layering Constructs: Margo Allman, Charles Burwell, Antonio PuriApril 11, 2015 - August 2, 2015

Part of the Outlooks Exhibition Series, this exhibition brings together three contemporary abstract artists who use layering in their work. The works range from emotional and geometric to organic and meditative. Allman has explored layering three-dimensional forms on a two-dimensional surface, while Burwell’s multi-layered approaches to painting prompt reflections on the elasticity of time, spac... Read More