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.
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
Families are invited to explore the photography exhibition Elliott Erwitt: Dog Dogs and enjoy a screening of Disney’s 101 Dalmatians (1961). This family film includes popcorn and an art activity for kids. Food and beverages available for purchase in the Thronson Café.
Film was an important area of experimentation for Wilmington artists of the 1970s and 1980s. Hosted by noted Wilmington filmmaker Geo. Stewart, this one-night festival will screen classics of Wilmington avant-garde cinema, including Flash Rosenburg’s legendary Pulse of Desire, Courage by Mark Marquisee and Jerry Millstein, and Stewart’s own Thoth, which will feature live musical accompaniment by Paul Woznicki.
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
Families are invited to enjoy an art project, complimentary popcorn, and a family-friendly film inspired by the Museum’s collection and special exhibitions. Additional food and beverage available for purchase in the Thronson Café. Recommended for ages 8+.
4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. – Art activity
5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. – The Muppet Christmas Carol (1992; 85 min)