Upcoming Exhibitions

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, cera... 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

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

Information coming soon! To view large images and caption information, click below. [gallery link="file" columns="4" ids="10696,10695,10694,10693,10692,10691,10690,10689"] Organizer and Sponsor This exhibition is organized by The Eric Carle Museum of Picture  Book Art, Amherst, Massachusetts. Support is provided, in part, by a grant from the Delaware Division of the Arts, a state agency,... Read More

The Loper Legacy: 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

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

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