PROGRAMS & EVENTS

Jul
18
Sat
Dreamstreets: A Literary Reading
Jul 18 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Dreamstreets was the seminal arts and literary journal of Wilmington from 1977 to 2001, publishing experimental poetry, fiction, and artwork by Bob Chartowich, John Hickey, Suzanne Michelle, Lew Bennett, Diane Wolf, e. jean lanyon, Steven Leech, and many others. This reading will feature several of the original Dreamstreets authors as well as Wilmington’s newest literary stars.  The Museum partnered with Steven Leech and local writer and artists to release the 51st issue of this groundbreaking publication. Click here to download.

This program is partially funded by a grant from the Delaware Humanities Forum, a state program of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

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Sep
17
Thu
Wilmington Artists Gallery Talks
Sep 17 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Wilmington Artists Gallery Talks

Discover the creative energy and trends of Wilmington’s artistic community during the 1970s and 1980s with gallery talks led by artists featured in Dream Streets: Art in Wilmington 1970–1990.

September 17: Abstraction in Delaware with Margo Allman, Mitch Lyons, and Dr. James E. Newton

Nov
7
Sat
Talk and Tea with Dr. Jan Marsh
Nov 7 @ 1:00 pm
Talk and Tea with Dr. Jan Marsh

Marie Spartali Stillman: Degrees of Separation from Julia Margaret Cameron to Virginia Woolf

Enjoy a cup of tea and pastries, along with an exclusive talk with Dr. Jan Marsh, noted Pre-Raphaelite scholar and co-curator of the exhibition Poetry in Beauty: The Pre-Raphaelite Art of Marie Spartali Stillman. Marsh will speak on Marie Spartali Stillman’s life and work in relation to the artistic and literary culture of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Marsh is currently working on the Late Victorian Catalogue at the National Portrait Gallery in London. She has published on a broad spectrum of Pre-Raphaelite art, including Pre-Raphaelite Sisterhood, Women Artists and the Pre-Raphaelite Movement, and Dante Gabriel Rossetti: Painter and Poet.

Admission, tea, and pastries included.

Dec
20
Sun
Slow Art Tours: Poetry in Beauty
Dec 20 @ 1:30 pm
Slow Art Tours: Poetry in Beauty

Visitors are invited to deeply engage with the work in Poetry in Beauty: The Pre-Raphaelite Art of Marie Spartali Stillman during a Slow Art Tour. Slow Art Tours encourage people to look at art slowly—and thereby experience it in a new way. Visitors are invited to explore three speakers’ different perspectives on Stillman’s work through viewing and discussing a single or small number of works of art.

December 20: Dante at Verona with Margaretta Frederick, Chief Curator, and Annette Woolard-Provine Curator of the Bancroft Collection

January 17: The Enchanted Garden of Messer Ansaldo with Marina Della Putta Johnston, Assistant Director of the Center for Italian Studies at University of Pennsylvania

Jan
14
Thu
Poetry in Beauty Curator Gallery Talks
Jan 14 @ 6:30 pm
Poetry in Beauty Curator Gallery Talks

Led by Museum Curator Margaretta Frederick, these informal talks explore the life and art of Marie Spartali Stillman in the special exhibition Poetry in Beauty: The Pre-Raphaelite Art of Marie Spartali Stillman.

Jan
17
Sun
Slow Art Tours: Poetry in Beauty
Jan 17 @ 1:30 pm
Slow Art Tours: Poetry in Beauty

Visitors are invited to deeply engage with the work in Poetry in Beauty: The Pre-Raphaelite Art of Marie Spartali Stillman during a Slow Art Tour. Slow Art Tours encourage people to look at art slowly—and thereby experience it in a new way. Visitors are invited to explore three speakers’ different perspectives on Stillman’s work through viewing and discussing a single or small number of works of art.

December 20: Dante at Verona with Margaretta Frederick, Chief Curator, and Annette Woolard-Provine Curator of the Bancroft Collection

January 17: The Enchanted Garden of Messer Ansaldo with Marina Della Putta Johnston, Assistant Director of the Center for Italian Studies at University of Pennsylvania

Jan
21
Thu
The Image of a Woman Artist: Julia Margaret Cameron’s Photographs of Marie Spartali Stillman
Jan 21 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
The Image of a Woman Artist: Julia Margaret Cameron’s Photographs of Marie Spartali Stillman

Snow Date: January 28, 2016

In the 1860s, Marie Spartali Stillman was a popular model for Dante Gabriel Rossetti and other Pre-Raphaelite painters. When Spartali posed for photographer Julia Margaret Cameron in 1868, she was just beginning to receive public recognition as a painter in her own right. Joanne Lukitsh, Massachusetts College of Art and Design Professor of the History of Art, will examine Cameron’s photographs of Spartali as a young female artist of the Victorian period.