MUSEUM HOSTS BOOK SALE FUNDRAISER APRIL 10, 2016

With a special performance by OperaDelaware and a “What’s it Worth?” booth

WILMINGTON, DE

The Delaware Art Museum Council’s Book Sale returns on Saturday, April 10, 2016 from 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. The free event will include over 5,000 donated books on subjects such as photography, history and biography, American and European art, decorative arts, cookbooks, and hundreds of art periodicals. Collectible books with beautiful publisher’s bindings will also be featured. All Book Sale proceeds will benefit the Museum’s Helen Farr Sloan Library & Archives Acquisitions Fund.

The 2016 Book Sale will also feature a “What’s it Worth?” booth with Sandra Riper from Sunset Hill Jewelers and Thomas Macaluso from Thomas Macaluso Rare & Fine Books. For a modest donation, Sandra and Thomas will be available to evaluate jewelry and books. The “What’s it Worth?” donation is $15 for Museum Members and $20 for Non-Members to have two items evaluated (books and jewelry only, please). Appraisers will provide verbal auction estimates only during this event. Experts offer complimentary fair market evaluations of property, which represent recent values achieved at auction for similar goods. Details and restrictions can be found on the website at http://www.delart.org/event/museum-council-book-sale/?instance_id=10395.

Throughout the day, OperaDelaware will bring literature to life with special “pop-up” performances featuring works from their spring festival, which includes Shakespeare’s Hamlet and Falstaff and select other works. Guests are invited to drop in between 11:30 a.m. – 2:45 p.m. for 15-minute performances every half hour in Fusco Hall in the main entrance.

For more information, visit delart.org.

Sponsors

The Book Sale is organized by the Delaware Art Museum’s Museum Council. This program is supported, 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, and urban landscapes by John Sloan and his circle. Visitors can also enjoy the outdoor Copeland Sculpture Garden and a number of special exhibitions throughout the year.

The Delaware Art Museum is located 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 from 4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. and Sundays from 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 the website at delart.org.

 

For more information, contact:

Jessica Jenkins
Manager of Marketing & Public Relations
jjenkins@delart.org
302.351.8558