We noticed that Rebekah and her fiancé Alan came to the Museum frequently after becoming Friend level Members in 2012. Often spotted at signature events like Art is Social and Clay Date, we wanted to ask them some questions about what they like about our Museum.
Rebekah started coming to the Museum in 2001, when she moved to Delaware to pursue her doctorate at the University of Delaware. “I was walking through the galleries and I just stopped in my tracks. My friends wandered on, but I was just staring at this one painting. I had never been so moved by a work of art in my life.” The painting that blew her away? It was Marooned by Howard Pyle. “I miss it when it goes on loan! I bought a print immediately and I thought, this is the place for me.”
Although Alan is more likely to be found at a science or natural history museum, he still enjoys visiting the Delaware Art Museum with Rebekah. One activity they both agree on is Clay Date—a late-evening social event in the Museum’s ceramics studio. The couple admits that while throwing clay on the potter’s wheel is more Rebekah’s thing, both enjoyed themselves (and the “excellent” beer selections).
In addition to Clay Date, Rebekah has also taken a Digital Photography class with Studio instructor Danny Schweers. She thoroughly enjoyed the experience and looks forward to signing up for more Studio Classes.
Rebekah is often a big part of getting the word out about the Museum. “I post about the upcoming events, even the ones I won’t take advantage of like Summer Art Camp, on Facebook. My friends joke that I work for the Museum.”
Not only are Alan and Rebekah fixtures at the Delaware Art Museum, they patronize an impressive number of art museums and cultural amenities near and far.
“I used to think there wasn’t much to do in Delaware, but Rebekah finds all kinds of places to visit,” says Alan. “There’s just so much to enjoy at the Museum, from the beautiful grounds to the labyrinth and the fun social events,” added Rebekah.
The couple got engaged last April in New York’s Central Park. Their friends at the Museum wish them happiness in their life together! Congrats!