100 Works for 100 Years

June 23, 2012 - September 16, 2012

As part of the year-long celebration of the Museum’s Centennial, this exhibition will feature one or more works of art for each year of the Museum’s existence. The Museum-wide installation will focus on the history of the development and growth of the Museum’s permanent holdings, in addition to highlighting the generosity of those who have donated works of art. The installation, which will include new and promised gifts, will be featured throughout the permanent collection galleries and outdoors in the Copeland Sculpture Garden. Individual works will be highlighted with special labels, and visitors will use a map to follow the installation throughout the premises.

Click here to see a Museum-wide map of the installation.

New Year’s Eve, 1928
Stanley Massey Arthurs
Oil on canvas, 36 x 27 inches
Louisa du Pont Copeland Memorial Fund, 1930
Hopalong Takes Command, 1905, from “The Fight at Buckskin,” by Clarence Edward Mulford, in Outing Magazine, December 1905
Frank Earle Schoonover (1877-1972)
Oil on canvas, 30 x 20 inches
Delaware Art Museum, Bequest of Joseph Bancroft, 1942


100 WORKS FOR 100 YEARS COMMUNITY VOICES AUDIO TOUR

Listen to community members share their favorites works of art in the collection.

“Dear Buckshires”, Paris, December [11, 1884], page 4
Maxfield Parrish (1870-1966)
Ink on paper
Gift of Mary Bancroft, 1951
Helen Farr Sloan Library & Archives, Delaware Art Museum

AUDIO CLIP by Margaretta Frederick, Chief Curator, Delaware Art Museum

The Return of Tobias,1803
Benjamin West (1738‑1820)
Oil on canvas
Gift of Jane R. Worth, Charles F. Richards and Robert H. Richards in memory of Lydia H. Richards and Robert H. Richards, 1960

AUDIO CLIP by Danielle Rice, Executive Director, Delaware Art Museum

The Coming Tide,1909, from “The Second Chance” by James Branch Cabell, in Harper’s Monthly Magazine, October 1909
Howard Pyle (1853‑1911)
Oil on canvas
Bequest of Hazel Hyde Rumford, 1961

AUDIO CLIP by Carla Markell, First Lady of Delaware

The Arming of a Knight, c. 1856‑1857
William Morris (1834‑1896)
Dante Gabriel Rossetti (1828-1882)
Painted deal, leather, and nails
Acquired through the Bequest of Doris Wright Anderson and through the F. V. du Pont Acquisition Fund, 1997

AUDIO CLIP  by Catherine McCullough, Senior Docent, Delaware Art Museum

Tobacco Jar in the Form of a Bird,1891
Robert Wallace Martin (1843‑1923)
Stoneware
F. V. du Pont Acquisition Fund, 2001

AUDIO CLIP by Ondia Brown, Graduating Student, Kuumba Academy Charter School

Wet Night on the Bowery, 1911
John Sloan (American painter, etcher, and illustrator,
1871‑1951)
Oil on canvas
Gift of the John Sloan Memorial Foundation, 1997

AUDIO CLIP by David Amado, Conductor, Delaware Symphony

Study for mural in home of Dr. W.W. and Mrs. Grace Goens in Hockessin, DE, c. 1963
Aaron Douglas (1899 ‑ 1979)
Oil on canvas board
Acquired through the partial gift of Alberta Price Fitzgerald, and Wilson, Deborah, and Lauren Copeland in honor of Walter and Grace Price Goens; Acquisition Fund; a generous contribution from the City of Wilmington; contributions from The Judith Rothschild Foundation; Donald J. Puglisi; Rodman Ward, Jr.; Peggy H. Woolard; H. F. and Marguerite Lenfest; Paula J. Malone; Lynn Herrick Sharp; Robert and Mike Abel; P. Coleman Townsend; Danielle Rice and Jeffrey Berger; and other contributors, 2008

AUDIO CLIP by Raye Jones Avery, Executive Director, Christina Cultural Arts Center

Tunnel, 2008
Chul‑Hyun Ahn (born 1971)
Cinder blocks, lights, mirrors
Purchased with funds donated by Donald and Martha DeWees Foundation, 2011

AUDIO CLIP by Xander Costas, Student, Warner Elementary School

Untitled, not dated
Toshiko Takaezu (1922 ‑ 2011)
Porcelain
Gift of Toshiko Takaezu, 2009

AUDIO CLIP by JoAnn Balingit, Poet Laureate of Delaware

2008-18
Study for mural in home of Dr. W.W. and Mrs. Grace Goens in Hockessin, DE, c. 1963
Aaron Douglas (1899 – 1979)
Oil on canvas board, 15 15/16 x 20 inches
Acquired through the partial gift of Alberta Price Fitzgerald, and Wilson, Deborah, and Lauren Copeland in honor of Walter and Grace Price Goens; Acquisition Fund; a generous contribution from the City of Wilmington; contributions from The Judith Rothschild Foundation; Donald J. Puglisi; Rodman Ward, Jr.; Peggy H. Woolard; H. F. and Marguerite Lenfest; Paula J. Malone; Lynn Herrick Sharp; Robert and Mike Abel; P. Coleman Townsend; Danielle Rice and Jeffrey Berger; and other contributors, 2008
1912-33
So the Treasure Was Divided, December 1905
Howard Pyle (1853-1911)
Oil on canvas, 19 1/2 x 29 1/2 inches
Museum Purchase, 1912


ORGANIZER & SPONSORS

100 Works for 100 Years was organized by the Delaware Art Museum.Additional support is provided by grants from the Delaware Division of the Arts, a state agency dedicated to nurturing and supporting the arts in Delaware, in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts. Delaware Division of the Arts

Click here to read a press release about the exhibition.