Current Exhibitions

The Delaware Art Museum regularly presents major traveling exhibitions, offering the community an opportunity to become familiar with a wide variety of artists and artistic movements. The Museum also displays smaller exhibitions, often assembled from its permanent collection, to complement larger shows or to bring select works to light.

Impermanence: Mystery, Transformation, LightMay 19, 2018 - August 5, 2018

This exhibition centers on impermanence, an essential tenet of Buddhism. Using drawings as symbols or metaphors for transitory life experiences, the eleven artists tell stories about lost innocence, fading memory, mortality, and the drawing process itself. Using traditional media, each artist offers insights into life’s fleeting nature. To view large images and caption information, click belo... Read More

African American Art: Migration and ModernismMarch 13, 2018 - September 2, 2018

Delaware Art Museum spotlights the work of Black artists in our gallery dedicated to modern art. The paintings, prints, and sculptures on view celebrate the rich legacy of African American modernism between the 1920s and the 1970s. Alongside two of Jacob Lawrence’s prints, the installation features favorites by Romare Bearden, Aaron Douglas, Norman Lewis, and Edward Loper, Sr., as well as recent... Read More

Eye on Nature: Andrew Wyeth and John RuskinMarch 10, 2018 - May 27, 2018

Born almost exactly 100 years apart, the American painter, Andrew Wyeth (1917–2009) and the British critic and amateur artist, John Ruskin (1819–1900) shared a life-long obsession for the close observation and finely rendered imagery of the world around them. This exhibition places the work of Andrew Wyeth and John Ruskin together for the first time, examining their varying approaches to inter... Read More

Howard Pyle MuralsAugust 14, 2015 - December 31, 2020

Beginning in August 2015, the complete set of nine mural panels painted by Howard Pyle (1853 – 1911) for the drawing room of his home at 907 Delaware Avenue, Wilmington, Delaware will be semi-permanently installed in one of the Vinton Illustration galleries on the second floor of the Museum. Two of the panels were on view during the retrospective of Pyle’s work at the Museum in fall 2011. Ove... Read More