Upcoming Exhibitions

Fairy Tales to Nursery Rhymes: The Droller Collection of Picture Book ArtMarch 2, 2019 - May 12, 2019

From the Brothers Grimm and Mother Goose to Dinosaur Bob and Bumble-Ardy, engaging stories and captivating images come alive in the art of picture books. We invite children and adults to climb into the magical world of children’s literature through this stunning collection of more than 100 original and imaginative illustrations. Fairy Tales to Nursery Rhymes features selections from favorite ... Read More

The Loper Tradition: Paintings by Edward Loper, Sr. and Edward Loper, Jr.March 23, 2019 - August 4, 2019

Edward Loper, Sr. is one of Delaware’s most celebrated artists, having lived his entire life in the state and taught generations of local artists. His son, Loper, Jr., was equally prolific, taught at the Christina Cultural Arts Center, and participated in numerous solo and group exhibitions throughout the region. Their styles, though different, are distinct for their approach to form and color a... Read More

The Lopers on FilmMarch 23, 2019 - May 12, 2019

Edward Loper, Sr. is one of Delaware’s most celebrated artists, having lived his entire life in the state and taught generations of local artists. His son, Loper, Jr., was equally prolific, taught at the Christina Cultural Arts Center, and participated in numerous solo and group exhibitions throughout the region. This presentation brings together two documentaries made of these exceptional paint... Read More

Relational Undercurrents: Contemporary Art of the Caribbean ArchipelagoJune 22, 2019 - September 8, 2019

Curated by Tatiana Flores and organized by the Museum of Latin American Art in Long Beach, California, Relational Undercurrents: Contemporary Art of the Caribbean Archipelago presents 21st-century art by artists with roots in Haiti, the Dominican Republic, Cuba, Puerto Rico, Curaçao, Aruba, St. Maarten, St. Martin, Martinique, Guadeloupe, Trinidad, Jamaica, The Bahamas, Barbados, and St. Vincent.... Read More

Mitch Lyons: The Hand TranslatedSeptember 7, 2019 - February 2, 2020

Mitch Lyons is a well-known and important part of the local art community, who over the past five decades developed a truly innovative form of print-making. Lyons received his undergraduate degree in graphic design from the Philadelphia College of Art (now the University of the Arts) and continued his studies at Tyler School of Art where he received a Master of Fine Arts degree in ceramics in 1971... Read More

Angela Fraleigh: Sound the Deep WatersOctober 5, 2019 - April 12, 2020

Directly inspired by the Delaware Art Museum’s pre-Raphaelite and American illustration collections, this commission from Angela Fraleigh presents a contemporary look at gender and identity through the lens of historic narrative art. Fraleigh’s opulent paintings are populated by female figures freed from the social constructs of their time. No longer the despised witches of popular fairy tales... Read More

Posing Beauty in African American CultureOctober 19, 2019 - January 26, 2020

Curated by Deborah Willis, Ph.D., “Posing Beauty in African American Culture explores the contested ways in which African and African American beauty have been represented in historical and contemporary contexts through a diverse range of media including photography, film, video, fashion, advertising, and other forms of popular culture such as music and the Internet. Throughout the Western histo... Read More