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.
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
Elliott Erwitt: Dog DogsMarch 7, 2015 - May 24, 2015
Elliott Erwitt barks at dogs. According to the renowned photojournalist, that is how he has caught some of his most memorable canine images. Elliott Erwitt: Dog Dogs features 65 of Erwitt’s photographs of dogs. Photographed around the world between 1946 and 2004, this selection demonstrates the artist’s affectionate eye and love of surrealist juxtapositions. Funny, poignant, and beautifully c... Read More
Oscar Wilde’s Salomé: Illustrating Death and DesireFebruary 7, 2015 - May 10, 2015
Oscar Wilde (1854–1900) was an Irish writer and poet who became one of London’s most popular playwrights in the early 1890s. Wilde’s retelling of the beheading of John the Baptist became the controversial play, Salomé, and was banned on the London stage in 1893. Illustrators have been attracted to its rhythmic prose and subject matter ever since. Oscar Wilde’s Salomé: Illustrating Death ... Read More