Upcoming Exhibitions

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

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

Craig Colorusso: Sound + LightJuly 14, 2017 - July 23, 2017

After a successful career as a musician, Craig Colorusso began building meditative art installations that explore the intersection of music, performance, and sculpture. The first temporary outdoor exhibition in the Museum’s Copeland Sculpture Garden, Craig Colorusso: Sound + Light features the artist’s Sun Boxes with special presentations of his Cubemusic in the Labyrinth in the Anthony N. Fus... Read More

Tableau: The Art of Richard CleaverSeptember 16, 2017 - January 7, 2018

Richard Cleaver creates elaborate figurative sculptures full of hidden compartments to capture the lives and secrets of historical figures and personal acquaintances. Cleaver received his bachelor of fine arts degree from Maryland Institute College of Art and completed a master of fine arts degree from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. The artist is fascinated by monarchies, mythology, and re... Read More

An American Journey: The Art of John SloanOctober 21, 2017 - January 28, 2018

The first major retrospective exhibition of John Sloan's work since 1988, An American Journey explores all facets of the artist's long career: his work as an illustrator in Philadelphia, his famous depictions of New York City, his lively views of Gloucester, Massachusetts, and his fascinating studies of Santa Fe, New Mexico. The exhibition includes nearly 100 works--drawings, prints, and paintings... Read More

the seeing glassNovember 18, 2017 - January 14, 2018

Inspired by the Delaware Art Museum’s Samuel and Mary R. Bancroft Collection of Pre-Raphaelite Art, collaborators Troy Richards and Knut Hybinette will develop a pop-up virtual reality (VR) experience for the Pre-Raphaelite galleries. Titled the seeing glass, the work imagines the world inside the circular mirror hanging in the background of Dante Gabriel Rossetti’s La Bella Mano (1875). On... Read More