DELAWARE ART MUSEUM OFFERS FREE ADMISSION FOR VETERANS AND MILITARY ON VETERANS DAY

WILMINGTON, DE

The Delaware Art Museum is pleased to announce that it will offer free admission on Friday, November 11, 2016, from 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. to all veterans and active military personnel with ID in honor of Veterans Day.

“The Delaware Art Museum proudly supports our military and their families,” says Sam Sweet, Delaware Art Museum’s Executive Director and CEO. “As a special tribute and thank you to the men and women who are serving in our country’s armed forces—or who have served in the past—we are opening our doors for free on Veterans Day.”

The free admission is available to all active and retired members of any branch of the U.S. armed forces. Offer is good for one admission per person. Programs, Studio Art Classes, or Workshops do not apply.

Always on view are the Museum’s renowned collection of British Pre-Raphaelite art and the Museum’s spectacular collection of American art and Illustration.

What to see on November 11:

Elizabeth Osborne: The Sixties (Through January 8, 2017) – Philadelphia-based artist Elizabeth Osborne (born 1936) is best known for her glowing landscapes and seascapes. She is also known for her her interior and figurative paintings, which were influenced by Richard Diebenkorn and Color Field painters such as Helen Frankenthaler. Following her graduation from the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Osborne spent a year in the mid-1960s studying in Paris through the Fulbright Program. This period was of great importance, resulting in the artist’s first mature paintings. Elizabeth Osborne: The Sixtiestraces the influence of Osborne’s contemporaries, such as Jasper Johns and Robert Rauschenberg, and presents the first survey of the artist’s haunting, black paintings from this decade.

Truth & Vision: 21st Century Realism (Through January 22, 2017)- Inspired by Robert C. Jackson’s 2014 publication, Behind the Easel: The Unique Voices of 20 Contemporary Representational Painters,this exhibition surveys the state of realistic painting at the start of the 21st century. Indicative of this moment are two trends in representational painting-the depiction of the natural world and the creation of fantastic imaginings. Featuring artists from throughout the United States and Canada, including Steven Assael, Bo Bartlett, Debra Bermingham, Margaret Bowland, Paul Fenniak, Scott Fraser, Woody Gwyn, F. Scott Hess, Laurie Hogin, Robert C. Jackson, Alan Magee, Janet Monafo, John Moore, Charles Pfahl, Scott Prior, Stone Roberts, Sandra Mendelsohn Rubin, Daniel Sprick, Will Wilson, and Jerome Witkin, Truth & Vision: 21st Century Realism reveals the contemporary developments in a mode of painting historically tied to the greater Brandywine Valley.

Fluidity (Through February 12, 2017) – This community-curated exhibition presents the work of Carla Lombardi, N. Sarangoulis, Libbie Soffer, and Valettta, whose paths have intertwined over the past several years in various collaborations and artistic projects. Through sculptural ceramics, found-object installations, watercolor, and pastel, these artists center their work on the intersection of universal hopes and fears—especially ones unique to women—with personal introspection about their own lives.

Visit delart.org for a full list of programs, events, and exhibitions on view.

Sponsors

Support is provided by a grant from the Delaware Division of the Arts, a state agency, in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts. The Division promotes Delaware arts events on www.DelawareScene.com.

About the Delaware Art Museum

Founded in 1912, the Delaware Art Museum is best known for its large collection of works by Wilmington native Howard Pyle and fellow American illustrators, a major collection of British Pre-Raphaelite art, urban landscapes by John Sloan and his circle, and a survey of American art from early 19th century through the present. Visitors can also enjoy the outdoor Copeland Sculpture Garden and a number of special exhibitions throughout the year.

The Delaware Art Museum is at 2301 Kentmere Parkway, Wilmington, DE 19806. Open Wednesday: 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., Thursday: 10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m., and Friday – Sunday: 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Monday and Tuesday: Closed. Admission fees are charged as follows: Adults (19-59) $12, Seniors (60+) $10, Students (with valid ID) $6, Youth (7-18) $6, and Children (6 and under) free. Admission fees are waived Thursdays 4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. and Sundays 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. thanks to support from generous individuals. For more information, call 302-571-9590 or 866-232-3714 (toll free).

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Jessica Jenkins
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jjenkins@delart.org
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