The museum was originally founded in 1911 as way of remembering and honoring the work of Wilmington illustrator and teacher Howard Pyle, who instructed the likes of N.C. Wyeth and Elenore Abbott. Today, the museum honors Pyle's legacy in multiple respects, by displaying an extensive collection of Pyle's work, as well as providing educational opportunities for the local community.
Staying true to this educational legacy, on September 29th the museum will be hosting one of its Sunday Studio Series. Occurring on the last Sunday of every month, these events invite parents and their children to come to the museum and experience working with a new artistic medium. This Sunday's event is themed "Play with Clay." The museum is also home to a plethora of other family oriented events, featuring everything from live storytelling to labyrinth walks. For the full schedule of the museum's family events, click here.
Running through October 14th, Recognition is presented in conjunction with The Delaware Foundation for the Visual Arts, and features the work of 50 high school students who have participated in the foundation's Excellence in Drawing Competition. The Delaware Foundation for the Visual Arts is an organization founded in 1980 to provide scholarship opportunities to high school students involved in the visual arts.
Femfolio, which runs through January 12th, showcases the work of twenty prominent feminist artists from the late 1970s. Assembled by the Brodsky Center for Innovative Editions at Rutgers University, the exhibition chronicles the beginnings of the feminist art movement, a moment critical to the development of contemporary art as a whole.
Whether you're looking for a fun event for your entire family, or just a quiet afternoon getaway, the Delaware Art Museum is likely to have something for you. For a full schedule of the Delaware Art Museum's events, click here.