The Distinguished Lecturers Series invites noted scholars to discuss the rich layers of history and ideas underlying the Delaware Art Museum’s collections. In the early 1960s, Yoko Ono bridged the art worlds between New York and Tokyo, facilitating creative artistic exchange among artists of both worlds. This talk by Dr. Midori Yoshimoto will highlight the imaginative work of Yoko Ono during the 1960s. It will also lay out the brief history of avant-garde performance in Japan and introduce Ono’s contemporaries.
Get ready to go on an adventure with the whole family and explore the art and imagination behind Caldecott Medal-winning illustrator and author Brian Selznick. Families will create art projects inspired by Selznick’s illustrations and stories as well as enjoy an entertaining magic show. Selznick will give a talk and Q&A followed by a book signing.
11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. – Art Stations
Fusco Hall & East Court
Create works of art inspired by Brian Selznick’s illustration with a variety of media and techniques.
11:15 a.m. – Magic Show
Enjoy an entertaining and engaging magic show by Peter Pitchford of Magic by Manipulation.
12:30 p.m. – Artist Talk: Brian Selznick
Brian Selznick will talk about his career and the making of his book The Invention of Hugo Cabret and book-inspired film, Hugo followed by Q & A’s.
12:30 p.m., 2:00 p.m., and 2:30 p.m. – From Houdini to Hugo Family Tour
Explore the art and imagination of Brian Selznick on this family-friendly tour of From Houdini to Hugo.
1:30 p.m. – Brian Selznick Book Signing & Mingling Magic
Meet Brian Selznick, get your favorite book signed, and participate in mingling magic with Peter Pitchford.
After a sold-out lecture in 2012, Robert Wittman, the FBI’s National Art Crime Team founder and author of a New York Times bestseller, returns with tales of his 20-year career recovering more than $300 million in stolen art. Join Wittman for this fun and informative presentation on notorious art heists and daring undercover recoveries. Space is limited. For questions, please call 302.351.8506.
Presented by: Delaware Art Museum’s Helen Farr Sloan Legacy Society
Sponsored by: Northern Trust Company of Delaware
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