PROGRAMS & EVENTS

Oct
21
Sat
Connected: Re-Entry – A Performance Tribute to Veterans (Workshop)
Oct 21 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Connected: Re-Entry – A Performance Tribute to Veterans (Workshop)

Presented by A.T. Moffett and the Delaware Division of the Arts 

The Re-Entry Veterans Workshop invites veterans and civilians to join together in a dialogue about the American re-entry process. Participants will explore service-related songs that were popular throughout the decades, as well as share stories about their own individual and shared experiences during times of war.

They will also work together to analyze and create lyrics for a unifying song reflecting themes of veteran and civilian life. These original lyrics will be displayed during the culminating performance of the project on November 11th at the baby grand. Select pieces of the Re-Entry: A Performance Tribute to Veterans interdisciplinary project will be premiered.

This workshop will be facilitated by A.T. Moffett, the director of the Re-Entry: A Performance Tribute to Veterans project, and Marielle Kraft, a MD middle school educator. For more information, email A.T. Moffett at atmoffett@gmail.com.

Workshop: Saturday, October 21 at the Museum, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Performance: Friday, November 10 at the baby grand, 7:00 p.m.
(Please note that the main performance will take place at the baby grand 818 N Market Street, Wilmington, DE 19801.)

Connected Series

Connected features events produced by the community, for the community. All events are free and open to the public. Connected events take place at the Museum, unless otherwise noted. Learn more.

Highlights Tour
Oct 21 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Highlights Tour

Docents lead public tours every weekend. On Saturdays and Sundays, there is a Highlights tour focusing on the Museum’s collection at 1:00 p.m.

Exhibition Tour
Oct 21 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Exhibition Tour

Docents lead public tours every weekend. On Saturdays and Sundays, there is a tour of a particular exhibition at 2:00 p.m.

Oct
22
Sun
Connected: Portraits of Wilmington
Oct 22 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Presented by the Beauty Shop Project Delaware

See yourself through the eyes of an artist and as part of the Wilmington community. Beauty Shop Project Delaware, painter and portraitist Stacey Davidson of South Carolina, and Delaware artists and students will bring community members together for a portrait-making session. Participants will sit for a drawn portrait, which will be featured in a later exhibition. We will take high resolution digital photographs of each portrait for the artists and participants that we will send you via email. The original portraits will be returned to the participants after the exhibition.

Click here to learn about a previous portrait project with Stacey Davidson.

Connected Series

Connected features events produced by the community, for the community. All events are free and open to the public. Connected events take place at the Museum, unless otherwise noted. Learn more.

Highlights Tour
Oct 22 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Highlights Tour

Docents lead public tours every weekend. On Saturdays and Sundays, there is a Highlights tour focusing on the Museum’s collection at 1:00 p.m.

Exhibition Tour
Oct 22 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Exhibition Tour

Docents lead public tours every weekend. On Saturdays and Sundays, there is a tour of a particular exhibition at 2:00 p.m.

Oct
28
Sat
Highlights Tour
Oct 28 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Highlights Tour

Docents lead public tours every weekend. On Saturdays and Sundays, there is a Highlights tour focusing on the Museum’s collection at 1:00 p.m.

Exhibition Tour
Oct 28 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Exhibition Tour

Docents lead public tours every weekend. On Saturdays and Sundays, there is a tour of a particular exhibition at 2:00 p.m.

Oct
29
Sun
Fall Free Writes
Oct 29 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Fall Free Writes

Drop-in to the Museum galleries and explore a topic or idea through writing inspired by prompts—visual or written. These informal gatherings allow participants of all experience levels to write “in the moment” with the hope of unearthing new materials and perspectives. No writing experience required. Advanced registration recommended.

Sept 21 Ekphrastic Poetry with Jane Miller – REGISTER

Sept 24 Landscapes with Lisa Dill – REGSITER

Oct 19 Mystery/Crime with Dennis Lawson – REGISTER

Oct 29 Horror with Jessa Mendez – REGISTER

Highlights Tour
Oct 29 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Highlights Tour

Docents lead public tours every weekend. On Saturdays and Sundays, there is a Highlights tour focusing on the Museum’s collection at 1:00 p.m.

Exhibition Tour
Oct 29 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Exhibition Tour

Docents lead public tours every weekend. On Saturdays and Sundays, there is a tour of a particular exhibition at 2:00 p.m.

Nov
2
Thu
Inside Look Series: Sloan’s Self-Portraits
Nov 2 @ 6:00 pm
Inside Look Series: Sloan’s Self-Portraits

Get a closer look and explore how John Sloan’s self-portraits reveal the ways in which he worked to craft his own identity amid changing ideas about the role of the artist in society. A graduate student from the University of Delaware will lead an in-depth conversation in the galleries with visitors.

Symposium & Public Talks: International Perspectives in the Era of John Sloan and the Ashcan School
Nov 2 @ 6:00 pm

John Sloan never traveled outside the United States. He was exposed to other cultures through friends who studied abroad, international art exhibitions, the transatlantic trade in prints and publications, and immigrants living in the U.S. This symposium will shed light on the international exchange of art and ideas that influenced the work of Sloan and his circle and shaped American art during his career. Leading scholars will explore the global conversations that inflected the work and critical reception of Sloan and his contemporaries.


Symposium supported by the Delaware Humanities Forum.

Schedule for Thursday, November 2

Free admission and open to the public. Advanced registration recommended.

6:00 p.m. Inside Look Gallery Discussion: Sloan’s Self- Portraits with Alba Campo Rosillo
7:00 p.m. Keynote lecture: Avis Berman, “The Butterfly and the Ashcan: The Impact of Whistler on Sloan and Glackens”

Schedule for Friday, November 3

$20 Members, $25 Non-Members, Students FREE w/valid student I.D. Advanced registration required. Registration includes admission to public talks on November 2.

Registration, 9:00 a.m.

Morning Session, 9:30 a.m.

  • Margarita Karasoulas, “Tasting the Sights: John Sloan’s Chinese Restaurant and Immigrant New York”
  • James Glisson, “Sloan’s Crowds”
  • John Fagg, “‘Unscienced but alive:’ The Transatlantic Origins of the Ashcan School Nude”
  • Respondent: Rebecca Zurier

Lunch and exhibition viewing

Graduate student lightning round, 1:15 pm

  • Ginny Badgett (PhD candidate, UCSB), Hannah Braun (MA, Boston University), Lee Ann Custer (PhD candidate, UPenn), Kelsey Gustin (PhD candidate, Boston University), Elizabeth Hawley (PhD candidate, Graduate Center at City University of New York), Jordan Hillman (PhD student in Art History, University of Delaware), Kristen Nassif (PhD student in Art History, University of Delaware), Alice Walkiewicz (PhD candidate, Graduate Center, CUNY)

Afternoon Session, 2:00 p.m.

  • Valerie Leeds, “Robert Henri: Reconciling Nationalism and Internationalism in His Art and Ideas”
  • Rachel Sanders, Sloan’s Legacy and Left-Wing Artists of the Depression Era
  • Adam Thomas, “Hopper and Sloan on High: Rooftops from Paris to Manhattan”

Archives Tour, 4:00 p.m.

Reception, 5:00 p.m.

Avis Berman, “The Butterfly and the Ashcan: The Impact of Whistler on Sloan and Glackens”

The names of John Sloan and William Glackens are not often paired with the nineteenth-century American expatriate James McNeill Whistler, yet the connections among the three are deep and abiding.  Glackens happily appropriated Whistler’s work as a vehicle for experiment, whereas Sloan was often influenced by it against his will.  Whistler was an extraordinarily prominent artist, so positing him as an inspiration may seem obvious. However, these artists – advocates of urban realism and affiliated with the Ashcan School – are typically presented as countering the aesthetic approach epitomized by Whistler. In truth, they were his admirers and emulators, even when their response appeared to be ambivalent, as Avis Berman will illustrate with comparative examples of paintings and works on paper.

 Avis Berman is an independent writer and art historian. She is the author of many books, articles, and catalogue essays on Whistler, on Sloan, and on other members of The Eight. In 2014-2015 she organized the first museum survey of Glackens’s work in nearly fifty years.

John Fagg, “Unscienced but alive”: The Transatlantic Origins of the Ashcan School Nude

While Thomas Eakins’ commitment to “the nude as the basis of art and art instruction” has long been recognised, the significance of the life class, studio practice and nude studies for the Ashcan School artists is rarely discussed. This talk follows Robert Henri’s journey from the dissection room at PAFA, through endless studies from the nude at the Académie Julian, and back to (reluctantly) drawing from casts at the École des Beaux-Arts before coming to his own “unscienced” approach to the body, which developed into increasing formalised pedagogy at the Charcoal Club in Philadelphia and the New York School of Art. It then considers male and female nudes made by John Sloan and George Bellows that were shaped by Henri’s teaching but also by the ideas of Walt Whitman, Emma Goldman and Havelock Ellis.

John Fagg is Lecturer and Director of the American and Canadian Studies Center, University of Birmingham, UK. He earned a BA in English and Philosophy at the University of Leeds, and my MA and PhD in American Studies at the University of Nottingham, where he then held a Leverhulme Postdoctoral Research Fellowship followed by a Lectureship in American Literature. In 2015 his Terra-prize-winning essay “Bedpans and Gibson Girls: Clutter and Matter in John Sloan’s Graphic Art” appeared in American Art in 2015.

James Glisson, “Sloan’s Crowds “

Painted after Sloan’s arrival from Philadelphia in April 1904, Coffee Line (winter 1904/5) and Ferry Slip, Winter (winter 1905/6) are two of his earliest New York paintings.  The stylized patterns that render the dark line of unemployed men waiting for a warm handout in Coffee Line and the impatient passengers waiting to disembark in Ferry Slip make for somber and melancholy pictures, especially as compared to the rollicking groups in Election Night (1907) or Return from Toil (1915). In Coffee Line and Ferry Slip, no individual face emerges as a point of sympathetic identification.  This is no small point.  Sloan’s reputation from 1905-1906 to the present is of a painter of humanity who portrayed urban types and engendered empathy with New York City’s working class. This paper reconsiders these two paintings with their abstractly rendered groups in light of Sloan’s difficult adjustment to New York life and turn-of-the-century discourse around crowds. A visual metaphor for social dislocation as well as the fragility of the Unites States’s democratic and economic system, the figure of the crowd permeated the popular press and shaped the emerging fields of sociology and psychology. As this paper shows in these two early paintings, Sloan was also a sort of social scientist, except he worked in oil paint and used proto-abstraction to describe the inequality and shifting circumstances of modern life.

James Glisson is Bradford and Christine Mishler Assistant Curator of American Art at The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens, in San Marino, California.

 

Margarita Karasoulas, “Tasting the Sights: John Sloan’s Chinese Restaurant and Immigrant New York”

This paper examines John Sloan’s 1909 painting Chinese Restaurant through the lens of food and taste to explore the growing presence of immigrants and the changing food culture in New York. Locating an escalating preoccupation with Chinatown—and particularly Chinese restaurants—in turn-of-the-century urban guidebooks, newspapers, magazines, and films, it elucidates how these sites offered multisensory experiences of racial others. By focusing on the senses and situating Sloan’s painting in dialogue with other ways that race was produced in this moment, an understanding of the Chinese restaurant as a key site for the negotiation of issues pertaining to racial difference emerges. Close examination of a related Chinese restaurant scene by Everett Shinn, set in Chinatown as opposed to the Tenderloin a decade earlier, provides further insights into the sensory construction of race at work in such imagery.

Margarita Karasoulas is Assistant Curator of American Art at the Brooklyn Museum, and a current doctoral candidate in the Department of Art History at the University of Delaware. Her dissertation, “Mapping Immigrant New York: Race and Place in Ashcan Visual Culture,” explores the racial significance of Ashcan School imagery in the context of period debates about immigration. She has received fellowship support from the Luce Foundation/American Council of Learned Societies, Smithsonian American Art Museum, and University of Delaware. Most recently, she curated The Puzzling World of John Sloan at the Delaware Art Museum and Electric Paris at the Bruce Museum.

Adam Thomas, “Hopper and Sloan on High: Rooftops from Paris to Manhattan”

Edward Hopper and John Sloan were perhaps the American artists most preoccupied with the urban rooftop in the early twentieth century. This paper examines their different approaches to depicting the setting and traces how French precedents informed the unruly and improvisational associations of elevated urban spaces.

Adam M. Thomas is Curator of American Art at the Palmer Museum of Art at the Pennsylvania State University, where he also teaches in the art history department. In 2016, he co-organized the exhibition Wild Spaces, Open Seasons: Hunting and Fishing in American Art and contributed to the catalogue (University of Oklahoma Press). Among his current projects is an exhibition devoted to the rooftop imagery of John Sloan and other artists in New York City.

Valerie Leeds, “Robert Henri: Reconciling Nationalism and Internationalism in His Art and Ideas”

Robert Henri (1865–1929), an influential painter and teacher, and close friend of John Sloan, made pointed reference in his writings to nationalism and the creation of a distinctly American art. At the same time, he maintained a global outlook in his own work and teachings, and this had a very profound impact on the work he created for which he is best known. This talk will explore and reconcile these two seemingly opposing ideologies and how they are manifested within his creative output.

Valerie Ann Leeds is an independent curator and, scholar specializing in American art, in particular, the work of Robert Henri and his circle. She received a PhD from the Graduate Center of the City University of New York in American art and architecture, an MA from Syracuse University, and a BA from the University of Rochester, and has held curatorial positions at the Flint Institute of Arts, Orlando Museum of Art, Tampa Museum of Art, and the Whitney Museum of American Art. She has organized numerous exhibitions for museums around the country, and lectured and published widely on a variety of topics in American art.

Rachel Sanders, Sloan’s Legacy and Left-Wing Artists of the Depression Era

The pictorial forms pursued by the American left in the early decades of the twentieth century were political cartoons and realist paintings and prints. An exchange between these practices was cultivated in a series of periodicals, The Masses (1911-17), The Liberator (1918-24) and New Masses (1926-48), which functioned as forums for dialogue between artists, theorists and critics concerned with politics and culture. The aesthetic of The Masses shared much with that of the Ashcan School, a group of early twentieth-century American realists who pictured the seamier aspects of New York. This was largely due to chief ideologue and teacher Robert Henri. As the most politically active member of the Ashcan School and as a prolific cartoonist and art editor for The Masses John Sloan’s role in forging a critical realism that acquired left-wing and national associations is significant. It was this practice that offered fertile ground to many politically motivated artists working in the thirties. Idiomatic and iconographic similarities abound between The Masses-Ashcan imagery and the work of Louis Ribak, Nicolai Cikovsky, Harry Sternberg, Joseph Biel, Philip Reisman and Raphael, Moses and Isaac Soyer. As many artists and intellectuals became politicised by economic crisis the Communist Party of the United States of America gained increased importance in theoretical discourse. Nevertheless, few artists advocated Russian cultural directives. Rather American artists saw in the work of Sloan and his peers a viable foundation on which Social Realism and much of the art of New Masses could build. To assess this is to ensure that the early twentieth-century realists’ roles as propagators of a contentious aesthetic remains unobscured.

Rachel Sanders received her MA and PhD in History of Art from University College, London in 2011. She has taught at a number of institutions and currently lectures on the history of art and design at the City Literary Institute in London and Oxford Brookes University. Her research interest is early twentieth-century American political paintings and cartoons. She has published a number of articles on her research specialism and is currently writing a book on New Masses magazine. 

Nov
3
Fri
Symposium & Public Talks: International Perspectives in the Era of John Sloan and the Ashcan School
Nov 3 @ 9:00 am – 6:30 pm

John Sloan never traveled outside the United States. He was exposed to other cultures through friends who studied abroad, international art exhibitions, the transatlantic trade in prints and publications, and immigrants living in the U.S. This symposium will shed light on the international exchange of art and ideas that influenced the work of Sloan and his circle and shaped American art during his career. Leading scholars will explore the global conversations that inflected the work and critical reception of Sloan and his contemporaries.

Symposium supported by the Delaware Humanities Forum.

Schedule for Thursday, November 2

Free admission and open to the public. Advanced registration recommended.

6:00 p.m. Inside Look Gallery Discussion: Sloan’s Self- Portraits with Alba Campo Rosillo
7:00 p.m. Keynote lecture: Avis Berman, “The Butterfly and the Ashcan: The Impact of Whistler on Sloan and Glackens”

Schedule for Friday, November 3

$20 Members, $25 Non-Members, Students FREE w/valid student I.D. Advanced registration required. Registration includes admission to public talks on November 2.

Registration, 9:00 a.m.

Morning Session, 9:30 a.m.

  • Margarita Karasoulas, “Tasting the Sights: John Sloan’s Chinese Restaurant and Immigrant New York”
  • James Glisson, “Sloan’s Crowds”
  • John Fagg, “‘Unscienced but alive:’ The Transatlantic Origins of the Ashcan School Nude”
  • Respondent: Rebecca Zurier

Lunch and exhibition viewing

Graduate student lightning round, 1:15 pm

  • Ginny Badgett (PhD candidate, UCSB), Hannah Braun (MA, Boston University), Lee Ann Custer (PhD candidate, UPenn), Kelsey Gustin (PhD candidate, Boston University), Elizabeth Hawley (PhD candidate, Graduate Center at City University of New York), Jordan Hillman (PhD student in Art History, University of Delaware), Kristen Nassif (PhD student in Art History, University of Delaware), Alice Walkiewicz (PhD candidate, Graduate Center, CUNY)

Afternoon Session, 2:00 p.m.

  • Valerie Leeds, “Robert Henri: Reconciling Nationalism and Internationalism in His Art and Ideas”
  • Rachel Sanders, Sloan’s Legacy and Left-Wing Artists of the Depression Era
  • Adam Thomas, “Hopper and Sloan on High: Rooftops from Paris to Manhattan”

Archives Tour, 4:00 p.m.

Reception, 5:00 p.m.

Avis Berman, “The Butterfly and the Ashcan: The Impact of Whistler on Sloan and Glackens”

The names of John Sloan and William Glackens are not often paired with the nineteenth-century American expatriate James McNeill Whistler, yet the connections among the three are deep and abiding.  Glackens happily appropriated Whistler’s work as a vehicle for experiment, whereas Sloan was often influenced by it against his will.  Whistler was an extraordinarily prominent artist, so positing him as an inspiration may seem obvious. However, these artists – advocates of urban realism and affiliated with the Ashcan School – are typically presented as countering the aesthetic approach epitomized by Whistler. In truth, they were his admirers and emulators, even when their response appeared to be ambivalent, as Avis Berman will illustrate with comparative examples of paintings and works on paper.

 Avis Berman is an independent writer and art historian. She is the author of many books, articles, and catalogue essays on Whistler, on Sloan, and on other members of The Eight. In 2014-2015 she organized the first museum survey of Glackens’s work in nearly fifty years.

John Fagg, “Unscienced but alive”: The Transatlantic Origins of the Ashcan School Nude

While Thomas Eakins’ commitment to “the nude as the basis of art and art instruction” has long been recognised, the significance of the life class, studio practice and nude studies for the Ashcan School artists is rarely discussed. This talk follows Robert Henri’s journey from the dissection room at PAFA, through endless studies from the nude at the Académie Julian, and back to (reluctantly) drawing from casts at the École des Beaux-Arts before coming to his own “unscienced” approach to the body, which developed into increasing formalised pedagogy at the Charcoal Club in Philadelphia and the New York School of Art. It then considers male and female nudes made by John Sloan and George Bellows that were shaped by Henri’s teaching but also by the ideas of Walt Whitman, Emma Goldman and Havelock Ellis.

John Fagg is Lecturer and Director of the American and Canadian Studies Center, University of Birmingham, UK. He earned a BA in English and Philosophy at the University of Leeds, and my MA and PhD in American Studies at the University of Nottingham, where he then held a Leverhulme Postdoctoral Research Fellowship followed by a Lectureship in American Literature. In 2015 his Terra-prize-winning essay “Bedpans and Gibson Girls: Clutter and Matter in John Sloan’s Graphic Art” appeared in American Art in 2015.

James Glisson, “Sloan’s Crowds “

Painted after Sloan’s arrival from Philadelphia in April 1904, Coffee Line (winter 1904/5) and Ferry Slip, Winter (winter 1905/6) are two of his earliest New York paintings.  The stylized patterns that render the dark line of unemployed men waiting for a warm handout in Coffee Line and the impatient passengers waiting to disembark in Ferry Slip make for somber and melancholy pictures, especially as compared to the rollicking groups in Election Night (1907) or Return from Toil (1915). In Coffee Line and Ferry Slip, no individual face emerges as a point of sympathetic identification.  This is no small point.  Sloan’s reputation from 1905-1906 to the present is of a painter of humanity who portrayed urban types and engendered empathy with New York City’s working class. This paper reconsiders these two paintings with their abstractly rendered groups in light of Sloan’s difficult adjustment to New York life and turn-of-the-century discourse around crowds. A visual metaphor for social dislocation as well as the fragility of the Unites States’s democratic and economic system, the figure of the crowd permeated the popular press and shaped the emerging fields of sociology and psychology. As this paper shows in these two early paintings, Sloan was also a sort of social scientist, except he worked in oil paint and used proto-abstraction to describe the inequality and shifting circumstances of modern life.

James Glisson is Bradford and Christine Mishler Assistant Curator of American Art at The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens, in San Marino, California.

 

Margarita Karasoulas, “Tasting the Sights: John Sloan’s Chinese Restaurant and Immigrant New York”

This paper examines John Sloan’s 1909 painting Chinese Restaurant through the lens of food and taste to explore the growing presence of immigrants and the changing food culture in New York. Locating an escalating preoccupation with Chinatown—and particularly Chinese restaurants—in turn-of-the-century urban guidebooks, newspapers, magazines, and films, it elucidates how these sites offered multisensory experiences of racial others. By focusing on the senses and situating Sloan’s painting in dialogue with other ways that race was produced in this moment, an understanding of the Chinese restaurant as a key site for the negotiation of issues pertaining to racial difference emerges. Close examination of a related Chinese restaurant scene by Everett Shinn, set in Chinatown as opposed to the Tenderloin a decade earlier, provides further insights into the sensory construction of race at work in such imagery.

Margarita Karasoulas is Assistant Curator of American Art at the Brooklyn Museum, and a current doctoral candidate in the Department of Art History at the University of Delaware. Her dissertation, “Mapping Immigrant New York: Race and Place in Ashcan Visual Culture,” explores the racial significance of Ashcan School imagery in the context of period debates about immigration. She has received fellowship support from the Luce Foundation/American Council of Learned Societies, Smithsonian American Art Museum, and University of Delaware. Most recently, she curated The Puzzling World of John Sloan at the Delaware Art Museum and Electric Paris at the Bruce Museum.

Adam Thomas, “Hopper and Sloan on High: Rooftops from Paris to Manhattan”

Edward Hopper and John Sloan were perhaps the American artists most preoccupied with the urban rooftop in the early twentieth century. This paper examines their different approaches to depicting the setting and traces how French precedents informed the unruly and improvisational associations of elevated urban spaces.

Adam M. Thomas is Curator of American Art at the Palmer Museum of Art at the Pennsylvania State University, where he also teaches in the art history department. In 2016, he co-organized the exhibition Wild Spaces, Open Seasons: Hunting and Fishing in American Art and contributed to the catalogue (University of Oklahoma Press). Among his current projects is an exhibition devoted to the rooftop imagery of John Sloan and other artists in New York City.

Valerie Leeds, “Robert Henri: Reconciling Nationalism and Internationalism in His Art and Ideas”

Robert Henri (1865–1929), an influential painter and teacher, and close friend of John Sloan, made pointed reference in his writings to nationalism and the creation of a distinctly American art. At the same time, he maintained a global outlook in his own work and teachings, and this had a very profound impact on the work he created for which he is best known. This talk will explore and reconcile these two seemingly opposing ideologies and how they are manifested within his creative output.

Valerie Ann Leeds is an independent curator and, scholar specializing in American art, in particular, the work of Robert Henri and his circle. She received a PhD from the Graduate Center of the City University of New York in American art and architecture, an MA from Syracuse University, and a BA from the University of Rochester, and has held curatorial positions at the Flint Institute of Arts, Orlando Museum of Art, Tampa Museum of Art, and the Whitney Museum of American Art. She has organized numerous exhibitions for museums around the country, and lectured and published widely on a variety of topics in American art.

Rachel Sanders, Sloan’s Legacy and Left-Wing Artists of the Depression Era

The pictorial forms pursued by the American left in the early decades of the twentieth century were political cartoons and realist paintings and prints. An exchange between these practices was cultivated in a series of periodicals, The Masses (1911-17), The Liberator (1918-24) and New Masses (1926-48), which functioned as forums for dialogue between artists, theorists and critics concerned with politics and culture. The aesthetic of The Masses shared much with that of the Ashcan School, a group of early twentieth-century American realists who pictured the seamier aspects of New York. This was largely due to chief ideologue and teacher Robert Henri. As the most politically active member of the Ashcan School and as a prolific cartoonist and art editor for The Masses John Sloan’s role in forging a critical realism that acquired left-wing and national associations is significant. It was this practice that offered fertile ground to many politically motivated artists working in the thirties. Idiomatic and iconographic similarities abound between The Masses-Ashcan imagery and the work of Louis Ribak, Nicolai Cikovsky, Harry Sternberg, Joseph Biel, Philip Reisman and Raphael, Moses and Isaac Soyer. As many artists and intellectuals became politicised by economic crisis the Communist Party of the United States of America gained increased importance in theoretical discourse. Nevertheless, few artists advocated Russian cultural directives. Rather American artists saw in the work of Sloan and his peers a viable foundation on which Social Realism and much of the art of New Masses could build. To assess this is to ensure that the early twentieth-century realists’ roles as propagators of a contentious aesthetic remains unobscured.

Rachel Sanders received her MA and PhD in History of Art from University College, London in 2011. She has taught at a number of institutions and currently lectures on the history of art and design at the City Literary Institute in London and Oxford Brookes University. Her research interest is early twentieth-century American political paintings and cartoons. She has published a number of articles on her research specialism and is currently writing a book on New Masses magazine. 

Art is Tasty
Nov 3 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Art is Tasty

First Fridays of the month. This noon-time lunch series on the first Friday of every month pairs an engaging 30-minute discussion about a work of art with a delicious lunch in the Thronson Café. (Café lunch voucher included in price).

2017-18 Topics

October 6 Open No. 12 in Raw Sienna with Gray, Robert Motherwell
November 3 Dance at Cochiti Pueblo, John Sloan
December 1 The Burning Ship and An Attack on a Galleon, Howard Pyle

January 5 Reclining Nude, Abraham S. Baylinson
February 2 Tobias Curing his Father’s Blindness, Benjamin West
March 2 Toilet of a Roman Lady, Simeon Soloman
April 6 Trees in a Lane, John Ruskin, and Sycamore Tree, Andrew Wyeth
May 4 Eleanor of Aquitaine, Grace Hartigan
June 1 In the Park, Bernie Felch
July 6 March on Washington, Danny Lyon
August 3 The Mermaid, Howard Pyle
September 7 Rome II, Al Held
October 5 Indian Captives, Robert Weir
November 2 Selection from Juried Craft Exhibition
December 7 Covered Box with Peacock, Charles Robert Ashbee

 

Nov
4
Sat
Highlights Tour
Nov 4 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Highlights Tour

Docents lead public tours every weekend. On Saturdays and Sundays, there is a Highlights tour focusing on the Museum’s collection at 1:00 p.m.

Exhibition Tour
Nov 4 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Exhibition Tour

Docents lead public tours every weekend. On Saturdays and Sundays, there is a tour of a particular exhibition at 2:00 p.m.

Nov
5
Sun
Highlights Tour
Nov 5 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Highlights Tour

Docents lead public tours every weekend. On Saturdays and Sundays, there is a Highlights tour focusing on the Museum’s collection at 1:00 p.m.

Inside Look Series: Sloan’s Self-Portraits
Nov 5 @ 1:00 pm
Inside Look Series: Sloan’s Self-Portraits

Get a closer look and explore how John Sloan’s self-portraits reveal the ways in which he worked to craft his own identity amid changing ideas about the role of the artist in society. A graduate student from the University of Delaware will lead an in-depth conversation in the galleries with visitors.

Exhibition Tour
Nov 5 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Exhibition Tour

Docents lead public tours every weekend. On Saturdays and Sundays, there is a tour of a particular exhibition at 2:00 p.m.

Nov
8
Wed
Museum Council Sponsored Bus Trip to the National Art Gallery, Washington, D. C.
Nov 8 all-day
Museum Council Sponsored Bus Trip to the National Art Gallery, Washington, D. C.

Enjoy a self-guided tour of the “Vermeer and Masters of Genre Painting” exhibition. This landmark exhibition examines the artistic exchanges among Johannes Vermeer and his contemporaries from 1650 to 1675, when they reached the height of their technical ability and mastery of depictions of domestic life. The exhibition brings together some 65 works by Vermeer and his fellow painters of the Dutch Golden Age. After lunch (on your own) at one of five restaurants offered at the National Gallery, gather for a 50-minute slideshow presentation.  Registration and payment must be received no later than October 23, 2017.

Itinerary

  • 7:30 a.m. Depart promptly from Delaware Art Museum
  • 10:00 a.m. Arrive at the National Art Gallery
  • 10:15 a.m. Explore Vermeer & Masters of Genre Painting Exhibition (lunch on your own)
  • 12:45 p.m. Slideshow presentation on Vermeer
  • 2:00 p.m. Explore exhibitions on your own
  •  3:30 p.m. Depart the National Art Gallery
  •  5:30 p.m. Approximate arrival at Delaware Art Museum

*Please note: Return time is approximate and may be affected by traffic, weather, etc.

Payment and registration

Registration Form

Please complete the attached registration form above and return with payment to:

Mrs. Susan Grossman
1702 N. Park Dr., Apt. #58
Wilmington, DE  19806

Payment by check only, made out to Delaware Art Museum Council.

Refunds will only be granted if another passenger can take your place or if the trip is cancelled.

Nov
9
Thu
Connected Open House
Nov 9 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Connected Open House

Connected is an innovative series that engages local creative community members to produce art-based programs at the Museum or offsite. The Museum is hosting its third annual Open House for fellow community leaders and groups to network, share skills, and brainstorm ideas for programming in 2018. Advanced registration recommended. 

Connected Series

Connected features events produced by the community, for the community. All events are free and open to the public. Connected events take place at the Museum, unless otherwise noted. Learn more.

Nov
10
Fri
Connected: Re-Entry – A Performance Tribute to Veterans (Performance)
Nov 10 @ 7:00 pm
Connected: Re-Entry – A Performance Tribute to Veterans (Performance) @ the baby grand

Presented by A.T. Moffett and the Delaware Division of the Arts at the baby grand

Re-Entry – A Performance Tribute to Veterans is a Delaware Division of the Arts supported project directed and choreographed by 2017 fellowship recipient A.T. Moffett. This dynamic performance piece begins with WWII and moves forward in time to present day military operations. Re-Entry blends dance choreography, original music, historic artifacts, and literary research with storytelling based on interviews with veterans and their families.

Prior to the performance at the baby grand, there will be an informal preview and a workshop with veterans and the public held at the Delaware Art Museum. The workshop will address the themes of the production. If you are a veteran, know a veteran, or are a civilian interested in participating, please contact A.T. Moffett at atmoffett@gmail.com. The performance is presented in partnership with The Grand Opera House. There is no fee for the preview, workshop, or performance. Advanced registration recommended for the workshop and to the performance at the baby grand.

Museum Preview: Thursday, September 7 at the Museum, 6:00 p.m.

Workshop: Saturday, October 21 at the Museum, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Performance: Friday, November 10 at the baby grand, 7:00 p.m.
(Please note that the main performance will take place at the baby grand 818 N Market Street, Wilmington, DE 19801.)

Connected Series

Connected features events produced by the community, for the community. All events are free and open to the public. Connected events take place at the Museum, unless otherwise noted. Learn more.

Nov
11
Sat
Highlights Tour
Nov 11 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Highlights Tour

Docents lead public tours every weekend. On Saturdays and Sundays, there is a Highlights tour focusing on the Museum’s collection at 1:00 p.m.

Exhibition Tour
Nov 11 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Exhibition Tour

Docents lead public tours every weekend. On Saturdays and Sundays, there is a tour of a particular exhibition at 2:00 p.m.

Nov
12
Sun
Highlights Tour
Nov 12 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Highlights Tour

Docents lead public tours every weekend. On Saturdays and Sundays, there is a Highlights tour focusing on the Museum’s collection at 1:00 p.m.

Exhibition Tour
Nov 12 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Exhibition Tour

Docents lead public tours every weekend. On Saturdays and Sundays, there is a tour of a particular exhibition at 2:00 p.m.

Nov
18
Sat
Highlights Tour
Nov 18 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Highlights Tour

Docents lead public tours every weekend. On Saturdays and Sundays, there is a Highlights tour focusing on the Museum’s collection at 1:00 p.m.

Exhibition Tour
Nov 18 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Exhibition Tour

Docents lead public tours every weekend. On Saturdays and Sundays, there is a tour of a particular exhibition at 2:00 p.m.

Nov
19
Sun
Highlights Tour
Nov 19 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Highlights Tour

Docents lead public tours every weekend. On Saturdays and Sundays, there is a Highlights tour focusing on the Museum’s collection at 1:00 p.m.

Exhibition Tour
Nov 19 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Exhibition Tour

Docents lead public tours every weekend. On Saturdays and Sundays, there is a tour of a particular exhibition at 2:00 p.m.

Nov
25
Sat
Highlights Tour
Nov 25 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Highlights Tour

Docents lead public tours every weekend. On Saturdays and Sundays, there is a Highlights tour focusing on the Museum’s collection at 1:00 p.m.

Exhibition Tour
Nov 25 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Exhibition Tour

Docents lead public tours every weekend. On Saturdays and Sundays, there is a tour of a particular exhibition at 2:00 p.m.

Nov
26
Sun
Highlights Tour
Nov 26 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Highlights Tour

Docents lead public tours every weekend. On Saturdays and Sundays, there is a Highlights tour focusing on the Museum’s collection at 1:00 p.m.

Exhibition Tour
Nov 26 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Exhibition Tour

Docents lead public tours every weekend. On Saturdays and Sundays, there is a tour of a particular exhibition at 2:00 p.m.

Nov
30
Thu
End-of-Year Writers’ Gathering and Celebration
Nov 30 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
End-of-Year Writers’ Gathering and Celebration

Celebrate and connect with writers from the 2017 Wilmington Writers Conference and Fall Free Writes! Participants are encouraged to form a critique or writing group with fellow writers and bring their own writing to share with colleagues or read aloud during an open mic session. Participants will also learn how they can get involved with planning writing events for 2018. Beer, wine, and food available for purchase in the Museum Café.

Advanced registration recommended. 

Dec
1
Fri
Art is Tasty
Dec 1 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Art is Tasty

First Fridays of the month. This noon-time lunch series on the first Friday of every month pairs an engaging 30-minute discussion about a work of art with a delicious lunch in the Thronson Café. (Café lunch voucher included in price).

2017-18 Topics

October 6 Open No. 12 in Raw Sienna with Gray, Robert Motherwell
November 3 Dance at Cochiti Pueblo, John Sloan
December 1 The Burning Ship and An Attack on a Galleon, Howard Pyle

January 5 Reclining Nude, Abraham S. Baylinson
February 2 Tobias Curing his Father’s Blindness, Benjamin West
March 2 Toilet of a Roman Lady, Simeon Soloman
April 6 Trees in a Lane, John Ruskin, and Sycamore Tree, Andrew Wyeth
May 4 Eleanor of Aquitaine, Grace Hartigan
June 1 In the Park, Bernie Felch
July 6 March on Washington, Danny Lyon
August 3 The Mermaid, Howard Pyle
September 7 Rome II, Al Held
October 5 Indian Captives, Robert Weir
November 2 Selection from Juried Craft Exhibition
December 7 Covered Box with Peacock, Charles Robert Ashbee

 

Dec
2
Sat
Highlights Tour
Dec 2 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Highlights Tour

Docents lead public tours every weekend. On Saturdays and Sundays, there is a Highlights tour focusing on the Museum’s collection at 1:00 p.m.

Exhibition Tour
Dec 2 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Exhibition Tour

Docents lead public tours every weekend. On Saturdays and Sundays, there is a tour of a particular exhibition at 2:00 p.m.

Dec
3
Sun
Highlights Tour
Dec 3 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Highlights Tour

Docents lead public tours every weekend. On Saturdays and Sundays, there is a Highlights tour focusing on the Museum’s collection at 1:00 p.m.

Exhibition Tour
Dec 3 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Exhibition Tour

Docents lead public tours every weekend. On Saturdays and Sundays, there is a tour of a particular exhibition at 2:00 p.m.

Artists on Art: John Sloan from a Painter’s Perspective
Dec 3 @ 2:30 pm
Artists on Art: John Sloan from a Painter’s Perspective

Landscape painter and John Sloan enthusiast Philip Koch will explore Sloan’s work, influences, and painting process from an artist’s point of view in the exhibit An American Journey: The Art of John Sloan.

Dec
7
Thu
Inside Look Series
Dec 7 @ 6:30 pm
Inside Look Series

Join us for in-depth conversations in the galleries, led by University of Delaware graduate student Kristen Nassif.

December 7 | 6:30 p.m. Sloan and the City
December 10 | 1:00 p.m. Sloan and the City
January 11 | 6:30 p.m. Sloan’s Etchings
January 14 | 1:00 p.m. Sloan’s Etchings

Dec
9
Sat
Highlights Tour
Dec 9 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Highlights Tour

Docents lead public tours every weekend. On Saturdays and Sundays, there is a Highlights tour focusing on the Museum’s collection at 1:00 p.m.

Exhibition Tour
Dec 9 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Exhibition Tour

Docents lead public tours every weekend. On Saturdays and Sundays, there is a tour of a particular exhibition at 2:00 p.m.

Dec
10
Sun
Highlights Tour
Dec 10 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Highlights Tour

Docents lead public tours every weekend. On Saturdays and Sundays, there is a Highlights tour focusing on the Museum’s collection at 1:00 p.m.

Inside Look Series
Dec 10 @ 1:00 pm
Inside Look Series

Join us for in-depth conversations in the galleries, led by University of Delaware graduate student Kristen Nassif.

December 7 | 6:30 p.m. Sloan and the City
December 10 | 1:00 p.m. Sloan and the City
January 11 | 6:30 p.m. Sloan’s Etchings
January 14 | 1:00 p.m. Sloan’s Etchings

Exhibition Tour
Dec 10 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Exhibition Tour

Docents lead public tours every weekend. On Saturdays and Sundays, there is a tour of a particular exhibition at 2:00 p.m.

Dec
16
Sat
Highlights Tour
Dec 16 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Highlights Tour

Docents lead public tours every weekend. On Saturdays and Sundays, there is a Highlights tour focusing on the Museum’s collection at 1:00 p.m.

Exhibition Tour
Dec 16 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Exhibition Tour

Docents lead public tours every weekend. On Saturdays and Sundays, there is a tour of a particular exhibition at 2:00 p.m.

Dec
17
Sun
Highlights Tour
Dec 17 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Highlights Tour

Docents lead public tours every weekend. On Saturdays and Sundays, there is a Highlights tour focusing on the Museum’s collection at 1:00 p.m.

Exhibition Tour
Dec 17 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Exhibition Tour

Docents lead public tours every weekend. On Saturdays and Sundays, there is a tour of a particular exhibition at 2:00 p.m.

Dec
23
Sat
Highlights Tour
Dec 23 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Highlights Tour

Docents lead public tours every weekend. On Saturdays and Sundays, there is a Highlights tour focusing on the Museum’s collection at 1:00 p.m.

Exhibition Tour
Dec 23 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Exhibition Tour

Docents lead public tours every weekend. On Saturdays and Sundays, there is a tour of a particular exhibition at 2:00 p.m.

Dec
24
Sun
Highlights Tour
Dec 24 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Highlights Tour

Docents lead public tours every weekend. On Saturdays and Sundays, there is a Highlights tour focusing on the Museum’s collection at 1:00 p.m.

Exhibition Tour
Dec 24 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Exhibition Tour

Docents lead public tours every weekend. On Saturdays and Sundays, there is a tour of a particular exhibition at 2:00 p.m.

Dec
30
Sat
Highlights Tour
Dec 30 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Highlights Tour

Docents lead public tours every weekend. On Saturdays and Sundays, there is a Highlights tour focusing on the Museum’s collection at 1:00 p.m.

Exhibition Tour
Dec 30 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Exhibition Tour

Docents lead public tours every weekend. On Saturdays and Sundays, there is a tour of a particular exhibition at 2:00 p.m.

Dec
31
Sun
Highlights Tour
Dec 31 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Highlights Tour

Docents lead public tours every weekend. On Saturdays and Sundays, there is a Highlights tour focusing on the Museum’s collection at 1:00 p.m.

Exhibition Tour
Dec 31 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Exhibition Tour

Docents lead public tours every weekend. On Saturdays and Sundays, there is a tour of a particular exhibition at 2:00 p.m.

Jan
5
Fri
Art is Tasty
Jan 5 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Art is Tasty

First Fridays of the month. This noon-time lunch series on the first Friday of every month pairs an engaging 30-minute discussion about a work of art with a delicious lunch in the Thronson Café. (Café lunch voucher included in price).

2017-18 Topics

October 6 Open No. 12 in Raw Sienna with Gray, Robert Motherwell
November 3 Dance at Cochiti Pueblo, John Sloan
December 1 The Burning Ship and An Attack on a Galleon, Howard Pyle

January 5 Reclining Nude, Abraham S. Baylinson
February 2 Tobias Curing his Father’s Blindness, Benjamin West
March 2 Toilet of a Roman Lady, Simeon Soloman
April 6 Trees in a Lane, John Ruskin, and Sycamore Tree, Andrew Wyeth
May 4 Eleanor of Aquitaine, Grace Hartigan
June 1 In the Park, Bernie Felch
July 6 March on Washington, Danny Lyon
August 3 The Mermaid, Howard Pyle
September 7 Rome II, Al Held
October 5 Indian Captives, Robert Weir
November 2 Selection from Juried Craft Exhibition
December 7 Covered Box with Peacock, Charles Robert Ashbee

 

Jan
6
Sat
Highlights Tour
Jan 6 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Highlights Tour

Docents lead public tours every weekend. On Saturdays and Sundays, there is a Highlights tour focusing on the Museum’s collection at 1:00 p.m.

Exhibition Tour
Jan 6 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Exhibition Tour

Docents lead public tours every weekend. On Saturdays and Sundays, there is a tour of a particular exhibition at 2:00 p.m.

Jan
7
Sun
Highlights Tour
Jan 7 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Highlights Tour

Docents lead public tours every weekend. On Saturdays and Sundays, there is a Highlights tour focusing on the Museum’s collection at 1:00 p.m.

Exhibition Tour
Jan 7 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Exhibition Tour

Docents lead public tours every weekend. On Saturdays and Sundays, there is a tour of a particular exhibition at 2:00 p.m.

Jan
11
Thu
Inside Look Series
Jan 11 @ 6:30 pm
Inside Look Series

Join us for in-depth conversations in the galleries, led by University of Delaware graduate student Kristen Nassif.

December 7 | 6:30 p.m. Sloan and the City
December 10 | 1:00 p.m. Sloan and the City
January 11 | 6:30 p.m. Sloan’s Etchings
January 14 | 1:00 p.m. Sloan’s Etchings

Jan
13
Sat
Highlights Tour
Jan 13 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Highlights Tour

Docents lead public tours every weekend. On Saturdays and Sundays, there is a Highlights tour focusing on the Museum’s collection at 1:00 p.m.

Exhibition Tour
Jan 13 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Exhibition Tour

Docents lead public tours every weekend. On Saturdays and Sundays, there is a tour of a particular exhibition at 2:00 p.m.

Jan
14
Sun
Highlights Tour
Jan 14 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Highlights Tour

Docents lead public tours every weekend. On Saturdays and Sundays, there is a Highlights tour focusing on the Museum’s collection at 1:00 p.m.

Inside Look Series
Jan 14 @ 1:00 pm
Inside Look Series

Join us for in-depth conversations in the galleries, led by University of Delaware graduate student Kristen Nassif.

December 7 | 6:30 p.m. Sloan and the City
December 10 | 1:00 p.m. Sloan and the City
January 11 | 6:30 p.m. Sloan’s Etchings
January 14 | 1:00 p.m. Sloan’s Etchings

Exhibition Tour
Jan 14 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Exhibition Tour

Docents lead public tours every weekend. On Saturdays and Sundays, there is a tour of a particular exhibition at 2:00 p.m.

Jan
16
Tue
Martin Luther King, Jr., Day of Service
Jan 16 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
Martin Luther King, Jr., Day of Service

Celebrate the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., at the Museum in partnership with One Village Alliance and Raising Kings. Activities include gallery highlights, art making, mentorship opportunities, and more. Free; donations accepted.

Jan
20
Sat
Highlights Tour
Jan 20 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Highlights Tour

Docents lead public tours every weekend. On Saturdays and Sundays, there is a Highlights tour focusing on the Museum’s collection at 1:00 p.m.

Exhibition Tour
Jan 20 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Exhibition Tour

Docents lead public tours every weekend. On Saturdays and Sundays, there is a tour of a particular exhibition at 2:00 p.m.

Jan
21
Sun
Highlights Tour
Jan 21 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Highlights Tour

Docents lead public tours every weekend. On Saturdays and Sundays, there is a Highlights tour focusing on the Museum’s collection at 1:00 p.m.

Exhibition Tour
Jan 21 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Exhibition Tour

Docents lead public tours every weekend. On Saturdays and Sundays, there is a tour of a particular exhibition at 2:00 p.m.

Jan
27
Sat
Highlights Tour
Jan 27 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Highlights Tour

Docents lead public tours every weekend. On Saturdays and Sundays, there is a Highlights tour focusing on the Museum’s collection at 1:00 p.m.

Exhibition Tour
Jan 27 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Exhibition Tour

Docents lead public tours every weekend. On Saturdays and Sundays, there is a tour of a particular exhibition at 2:00 p.m.

Jan
28
Sun
Highlights Tour
Jan 28 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Highlights Tour

Docents lead public tours every weekend. On Saturdays and Sundays, there is a Highlights tour focusing on the Museum’s collection at 1:00 p.m.

Curator Conversation
Jan 28 @ 2:00 pm
Curator Conversation

Join Chief Curator and Curator of American Art Heather Campbell Coyle to explore the special exhibition An American Journey: The Art of John Sloan.

Exhibition Tour
Jan 28 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Exhibition Tour

Docents lead public tours every weekend. On Saturdays and Sundays, there is a tour of a particular exhibition at 2:00 p.m.

Feb
2
Fri
Art is Tasty
Feb 2 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Art is Tasty

First Fridays of the month. This noon-time lunch series on the first Friday of every month pairs an engaging 30-minute discussion about a work of art with a delicious lunch in the Thronson Café. (Café lunch voucher included in price).

2017-18 Topics

October 6 Open No. 12 in Raw Sienna with Gray, Robert Motherwell
November 3 Dance at Cochiti Pueblo, John Sloan
December 1 The Burning Ship and An Attack on a Galleon, Howard Pyle

January 5 Reclining Nude, Abraham S. Baylinson
February 2 Tobias Curing his Father’s Blindness, Benjamin West
March 2 Toilet of a Roman Lady, Simeon Soloman
April 6 Trees in a Lane, John Ruskin, and Sycamore Tree, Andrew Wyeth
May 4 Eleanor of Aquitaine, Grace Hartigan
June 1 In the Park, Bernie Felch
July 6 March on Washington, Danny Lyon
August 3 The Mermaid, Howard Pyle
September 7 Rome II, Al Held
October 5 Indian Captives, Robert Weir
November 2 Selection from Juried Craft Exhibition
December 7 Covered Box with Peacock, Charles Robert Ashbee

 

Feb
3
Sat
Highlights Tour
Feb 3 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Highlights Tour

Docents lead public tours every weekend. On Saturdays and Sundays, there is a Highlights tour focusing on the Museum’s collection at 1:00 p.m.

Exhibition Tour
Feb 3 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Exhibition Tour

Docents lead public tours every weekend. On Saturdays and Sundays, there is a tour of a particular exhibition at 2:00 p.m.

Feb
4
Sun
Highlights Tour
Feb 4 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Highlights Tour

Docents lead public tours every weekend. On Saturdays and Sundays, there is a Highlights tour focusing on the Museum’s collection at 1:00 p.m.

Exhibition Tour
Feb 4 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Exhibition Tour

Docents lead public tours every weekend. On Saturdays and Sundays, there is a tour of a particular exhibition at 2:00 p.m.

Feb
10
Sat
Highlights Tour
Feb 10 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Highlights Tour

Docents lead public tours every weekend. On Saturdays and Sundays, there is a Highlights tour focusing on the Museum’s collection at 1:00 p.m.

Exhibition Tour
Feb 10 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Exhibition Tour

Docents lead public tours every weekend. On Saturdays and Sundays, there is a tour of a particular exhibition at 2:00 p.m.

Feb
11
Sun
Highlights Tour
Feb 11 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Highlights Tour

Docents lead public tours every weekend. On Saturdays and Sundays, there is a Highlights tour focusing on the Museum’s collection at 1:00 p.m.

Exhibition Tour
Feb 11 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Exhibition Tour

Docents lead public tours every weekend. On Saturdays and Sundays, there is a tour of a particular exhibition at 2:00 p.m.

Feb
17
Sat
Highlights Tour
Feb 17 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Highlights Tour

Docents lead public tours every weekend. On Saturdays and Sundays, there is a Highlights tour focusing on the Museum’s collection at 1:00 p.m.

Exhibition Tour
Feb 17 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Exhibition Tour

Docents lead public tours every weekend. On Saturdays and Sundays, there is a tour of a particular exhibition at 2:00 p.m.

Feb
18
Sun
Highlights Tour
Feb 18 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Highlights Tour

Docents lead public tours every weekend. On Saturdays and Sundays, there is a Highlights tour focusing on the Museum’s collection at 1:00 p.m.

Exhibition Tour
Feb 18 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Exhibition Tour

Docents lead public tours every weekend. On Saturdays and Sundays, there is a tour of a particular exhibition at 2:00 p.m.

Feb
24
Sat
Highlights Tour
Feb 24 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Highlights Tour

Docents lead public tours every weekend. On Saturdays and Sundays, there is a Highlights tour focusing on the Museum’s collection at 1:00 p.m.

Exhibition Tour
Feb 24 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Exhibition Tour

Docents lead public tours every weekend. On Saturdays and Sundays, there is a tour of a particular exhibition at 2:00 p.m.

Feb
25
Sun
Highlights Tour
Feb 25 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Highlights Tour

Docents lead public tours every weekend. On Saturdays and Sundays, there is a Highlights tour focusing on the Museum’s collection at 1:00 p.m.

Exhibition Tour
Feb 25 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Exhibition Tour

Docents lead public tours every weekend. On Saturdays and Sundays, there is a tour of a particular exhibition at 2:00 p.m.

Mar
2
Fri
Art is Tasty
Mar 2 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Art is Tasty

First Fridays of the month. This noon-time lunch series on the first Friday of every month pairs an engaging 30-minute discussion about a work of art with a delicious lunch in the Thronson Café. (Café lunch voucher included in price).

2017-18 Topics

October 6 Open No. 12 in Raw Sienna with Gray, Robert Motherwell
November 3 Dance at Cochiti Pueblo, John Sloan
December 1 The Burning Ship and An Attack on a Galleon, Howard Pyle

January 5 Reclining Nude, Abraham S. Baylinson
February 2 Tobias Curing his Father’s Blindness, Benjamin West
March 2 Toilet of a Roman Lady, Simeon Soloman
April 6 Trees in a Lane, John Ruskin, and Sycamore Tree, Andrew Wyeth
May 4 Eleanor of Aquitaine, Grace Hartigan
June 1 In the Park, Bernie Felch
July 6 March on Washington, Danny Lyon
August 3 The Mermaid, Howard Pyle
September 7 Rome II, Al Held
October 5 Indian Captives, Robert Weir
November 2 Selection from Juried Craft Exhibition
December 7 Covered Box with Peacock, Charles Robert Ashbee