Upcoming Exhibitions

Impermanence: Mystery, Transformation, LightMay 19, 2018 - August 5, 2018

This exhibition centers on impermanence, an essential tenet of Buddhism. Using drawings as symbols or metaphors for transitory life experiences, the eleven artists tell stories about lost innocence, fading memory, mortality, and the drawing process itself. Using traditional media, each artist offers insights into life’s fleeting nature. To view large images and caption information, click belo... Read More

Danny Lyon: Memories of the Southern Civil Rights MovementJune 30, 2018 - September 9, 2018

A giant of post-War documentary photography and film, Danny Lyon helped define a mode of photojournalism in which the picture-maker is deeply and personally embedded in his subject matter. A self-taught photographer and a graduate of the University of Chicago, Lyon began his photographic career in the early 1960s as the first staff photographer for the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, a ... Read More

The Montgomery Bus Boycott: Drawings by Harvey Dinnerstein and Burton SilvermanJune 30, 2018 - September 9, 2018

Harvey Dinnerstein and Burton Silverman, were observers of an event in American history that began with the arrest of Rosa Parks on charges of disorderly conduct on December 1, 1955, when she refused to give up her seat on a public bus to a white man. As a result, the African-American community was galvanized to action and the Montgomery Improvement Association was founded, with the 26-year-old Re... Read More

Hank Willis Thomas Commission (title TBD)July 14, 2018 - September 30, 2018

The year 2018 marks the 50th anniversary of the powerful and community-changing public response that followed the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr. While demonstrations occurred throughout the country, Wilmington suffered the longest occupation by the National Guard in United States history. The divisions created by the civil disturbance and aftermath of the military force’s nine-month-lo... Read More

Juried Craft ExhibitionOctober 20, 2018 - January 27, 2019

For over 90 years, the Delaware Art Museum has showcased contemporary craft in its temporary exhibitions by artists working locally and throughout the region. Capitalizing on the Museum’s popular annual exhibitions of drawings, prints, paintings, sculptures, and watercolors, the first juried Contemporary Crafts Show was formally established in 1958. Since then, a rich array of woodwork, ceramics... Read More

Politics and Paint: Barbara Bodichon and the Pre-Raphaelite BrotherhoodNovember 3, 2018 - February 3, 2019

Pre-Raphaelite painter and women’s rights campaigner Barbara Leigh Smith Bodichon (1827–1891) was an early female participant in the Pre-Raphaelite movement. Landscape was Bodichon’s preferred genre, and her style reflects Pre-Raphaelite principles of careful observation and detailed rendering. Bodichon traveled widely and exhibited at the Royal Academy and Gambart’s French Gallery in Pall... Read More