Art Chat Weekly

July 16, 2020 @ 12:00 pm
Free for Members, $7 Non-Members
Art Chat Weekly @ Zoom

Join us for an hour-long virtual conversation with curators and guest speakers on everything from works of art in the collection to interviews with local artists. Ask questions, participate in the conversation, or just enjoy! Registration required. After registration is complete, you will receive an email with a link and details on how to join the Zoom meeting. If you do not receive a link, please check your spam folder or reach out to us. This program is sponsored by the Art Bridges Foundation. 

June 25 – Guest Artist jc lenochan

Through pairings of images and text, jc lenochan examines what he refers to as the “social condition as it relates to identity, race, and class.” His 2012 drawing on canvas titled unfinished business “it may not be televised,” references the 1971 poem and song, “The Revolution Will Not Be Televised” by Gil Scott-Heron, in which the musician warns about the possible complacency created by television. Like Scott-Heron, lenochan focuses on the effects of mass media and strives to create a place for dialogue that will help develop a better understanding of the spread of “misinformation/cultural bias as a global pandemic.” Join artist jc lenochan and curator Margaret Winslow as they discuss the artist’s recent work and how it engages in social justice and the dismantling of whiteness. Register

July 2 – No Art Chat due to the holiday

July 9 – Chords of Color

Many American artists experimented with color theories in the early 20th century. Robert Henri, John Sloan, and George Bellows adopted the musically inspired color palettes of Hardesty Maratta around 1910. Their friends Charles and Alice Beach Winter built on Maratta’s system, creating stunning chromatic charts in the Museum’s archives. Here in Delaware, concert pianist and musical theorist Mary Hallock Greenewalt designed a “color organ” that projected colored light based on the keys she played. Come discuss these theories and the colorful characters behind them with curator Heather Campbell Coyle and musician Jonathan Whitney. Register

July 16 – La Bella Mano with Guest Dr. David Bentley

In a brief commentary on La Bella Mano (1875) shortly after it was painted, Rossetti’s friend and former fellow Pre-Raphaelite Frederic George Stephens described it as “simply a painter’s fancy, and almost entirely dependent on pictorial qualities.” Dr. David Bentley from Western University of Canada joins curator Margaretta Frederick to discuss the painting’s symbolic details and its intriguing relationship to Murray Marks, the curiosity dealer who commissioned it. This talk will also explore the sonnet that Rossetti wrote for La Bella Mano, where the description of the woman’s beautiful hand as “A flower of Venus’ own virginity” invites questions about the role of classical mythology in the painting and its underlying conceptions of female purity and sexuality.   Register

July 23 – Guest Artist Craig Colorusso 

In 2017, Craig Colorusso brought Sound + Light to the Delaware Art Museum. Visitors to the Museum’s Copeland Sculpture Garden and Labyrinth in the Anthony N. Fusco Reservoir experienced the intersection of sound, light, and space. The artist joins curator Margaret Winslow to talk about his solar and motion-powered sculptures and invites participants to take part in creating a symphony of digital sound.  Register

July 30

TBA – Register