DELAWARE ART MUSEUM OFFERS FREE ADMISSION FOR VETERANS ON VETERANS DAY

WILMINGTON, DE (October 19, 2017) – The Delaware Art Museum is pleased to announce that it will offer free admission on Saturday, November 11, 2017, 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.

Great temporary exhibits to see on November 11:

An American Journey: The Art of John Sloan
Through January 28, 2018
The first major retrospective exhibition of John Sloan’s work since 1988, An American Journey explores all facets of the artist’s long career: his work as an illustrator in Philadelphia, his famous depictions of New York City, his lively views of Gloucester, Massachusetts, and his fascinating studies of Santa Fe, New Mexico. The exhibition includes nearly 100 works-drawings, prints, and paintings-produced between 1890 and 1946. The Delaware Art Museum holds the largest collection of work by the American artist and illustrator John Sloan, as well as a rich trove of archival materials. This exhibition draws from and celebrates this extraordinary collection, made possible by the artist’s widow Helen Farr Sloan.

An American Journey: The Art of John Sloan was organized by the Delaware Art Museum. This exhibition was made possible by the Johannes R. and Betty P. Krahmer American Art Exhibition Fund and Glenmede Trust. Conservation treatment for the artwork in this exhibition was made possible by the Richard C von Hess Foundation.

Tableau: The Art of Richard Cleaver
Through January 7, 2018
Known for Queen’s Closet in the Museum’s Contemporary Gallery, Cleaver creates elaborate figurative sculptures full of hidden compartments to capture the lives and secrets of historical figures and personal acquaintances. The artist is fascinated by monarchies, mythology, and religion, and these themes form the subjects of his work. Constructing the sculptures in clay, Cleaver then paints meticulous patterns and applies precious and semiprecious stones to create the sumptuously decorated surfaces. Tableau: The Art of Richard Cleaver surveys the artist’s most recent sculptures and the private worlds they reveal.

The Fabric of Life: Works in Fiber by the Harmony Weavers Guild
Through January 14, 2018
Founded in 1971, the Harmony Weavers Guild is dedicated to the making of cloth-a process involving time-consuming techniques. Created by hand, the works of art highlight attention to design and detail and to richness of color and of textures. Such features invite the viewer to think about the artist’s process and to appreciate the textiles that are so much a part of everyday lives. The exhibition includes fabrics designed for public spaces, for wearable art, and for the home.

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

Sponsors

Support is provided, in part, 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), or visit delart.org.

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