Season 2 of the Bureau’s Bitts and Bites of Greater Wilmington video series launches with an inside look at the Delaware Art Museum.
The Delaware Art Museum was founded in 1912 by a diverse group of Delaware residents. Some were artists, some were entrepreneurs and businessmen and women of Wilmington but all were friends of Howard Pyle. After Pyle’s unexpected death, his friends formed the Wilmington Society of the Fine Arts to preserve and share his work. Over the past 100 years, the museum has become known for its British Pre-Raphaelite collection, the Howard Pyles exhibit and John Sloan urban landscapes. The museum has since become such an integral part of the community and throughout the last decade has strategically focused on acquiring works by women artists and artists of color.
Delaware Women’s Hall of Fame: Celebrating 40 Years
January 22, 2022 – March 20, 2022
The Delaware Women’s Hall of Fame was established in 1981 to recognize the achievements of outstanding Delaware women and their contributions to communities across the state. Members represent a variety of professional fields and backgrounds, including artists, athletes, community advocates, military personnel, public servants, and scientists. To mark the 40th year of the Hall of Fame, the Office of Women’s Advancement and Advocacy commissioned 158 portraits representing every woman inducted to the Delaware Women’s Hall of Fame. Delaware artist, Theresa Walton, created the portraits to be displayed at the Delaware Art Museum.
‘I Wake Again’: Holly Trostle Brigham on Elizabeth Siddal
February 26, 2022 – May 29, 2022
In this exhibition Philadelphia-based figurative painter Holly Trostle Brigham investigates the life work of pre-Raphaelite artist, model, and muse Elizabeth Eleanor Siddal.
Louis Comfort Tiffany: Treasures from the Driehaus Collection
March 12, 2022 – Jun 5, 2022
A celebration of beauty, Louis Comfort Tiffany: Treasures from the Driehaus Collection features more than 60 objects, spanning over 30 years of Tiffany’s prolific career. The exhibition showcases Tiffany’s innovative work in leaded and blown glass, including stellar examples of his famous windows, lamps, and vases.
To learn more about the museum and their upcoming exhibitions, programs and events visit www.delart.org.
The museum is open Wednesday 10:00am-4:00pm, Thursday 10:00am-8:00pm, and Friday through Sunday 10:00am-4:00pm. Admission is always free on Sundays and 4:00-8:00pm on Thursdays from April to December.