Richard Cleaver creates elaborate figurative sculptures full of hidden compartments to capture the lives and secrets of historical figures and personal acquaintances. Cleaver received his bachelor of fine arts degree from Maryland Institute College of Art and completed a master of fine arts degree from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. The artist is fascinated by monarchies, mythology, and religion and these themes form the subjects of his work. Constructing the sculptures in clay, Cleaver then paints meticulous patterns and applies precious and semi-precious stones to create the sumptuously decorated surfaces.Tableau: The Art of Richard Cleaver surveys the artist's most recent sculptures and the private worlds they reveal.
Founded in 1971, the Harmony Weavers Guild is dedicated to the making of cloth--a process involving time-consuming techniques. Created by hand, the works of art highlight attention to design and detail and to richness of color and of textures. Such features invite the viewer to think about the artist's process and to appreciate the textiles that are so much a part of everyday lives. The exhibition includes fabrics designed for public spaces, for wearable art, and for the home.
The first major retrospective exhibition of John Sloan's work since 1988, "An American Journey" explores all facets of the artist's long career: his work as an illustrator in Philadelphia, his famous depictions of New York City, his lively views of Gloucester, Massachusetts, and his fascinating studies of Santa Fe, New Mexico. The exhibition includes nearly 100 works-drawings, prints, and paintings-produced between 1890 and 1946. The Delaware Art Museum holds the largest collection of work by the American artist and illustrator John Sloan, as well as a rich trove of archival materials. This exhibition draws from and celebrates this extraordinary collection, made possible by the artist's widow Helen Farr Sloan.
Celebrate the holidays with the Cartoon Christmas Trio and the Wilmington Children's Chorus! Since its inception in 1995 by bassist Rob Swanson, the trio's focus has been music from classic Christmas cartoons, including the "Peanuts" soundtracks. The Cartoon Christmas Trio has played hundreds of shows with live appearances on NBC, ABC, and NPR. For this concert, they will be joined by the members of the Wilmington Children's Chorus. Cash bar and light fare available. Purchase tickets online or at the door (space permitting).
Celebrate the beginning of winter and take a break from your holiday shopping with a peaceful afternoon labyrinth walk in the Museum's Anthony N. Fusco Reservoir. There is no fee for this program, but donations are accepted to help maintain the Museum's labyrinth.
Glory of Stories introduces young visitors to art and the Museum through a story reading followed by an interactive tour of relevant works of art and a studio art project. This program encourages learning through discovery, exploration, and hands-on experiences.
Bring your family to the Museum over the holidays for festive art making and family-friendly celebration. Create a magical snow globe together in Kids' Corner and find favorite works of art in the galleries.
This noontime lunch series on the first Friday of every month pairs an engaging 30-minute discussion about a work of art with a delicious lunch in the Thronson Café. Café lunch voucher included in the price.
The Delaware Art Museum hosts in-depth conversations in the galleries, led by University of Delaware graduate student Kristen Nassif. December 7 - 6:30 p.m . Sloan and the City December 10 - 1:00 p.m. Sloan and the City January 11 - 6:30 p.m.Sloan's Etchings January 14 - 1:00 p.m. Sloan's Etchings
To learn more about the 2018 Performing Arts Series, attend this exclusive preview event or visit delart.org. Ticket information is available online starting in November. Advance registration recommended.
Each month, adults and children can create art together and experiment with new materials, techniques, and themes in the Bank of America Education Wing Studios--no reservations required! This series is sponsored by AT&T
Celebrate the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., at the Museum in partnership with One Village Alliance and Raising Kings. Activities include gallery highlights, art making, mentorship opportunities, and more. Visit delart.org for updated information and a schedule of events.
Celebrate John Sloan with Mozart's Divertimento in E-flat Major for String Trio (4th movement), selections from Gershwin's Porgy and Bess (arranged by Heifitz), and Reynaldo Hahn's Piano Quartet in G Major, No. 3. Each Thursday evening concert will begin with a short curator talk exploring connections with the collection. Audiences can enjoy coffee and desserts at intermission. The Museum is open late on Thursday evenings and the Thronson Café serves drinks and light fare before each concert. Visit delart.org for more information and tickets. 7:30 p.m. Curator talk by Heather Campbell Coyle 8:00 p.m. Concert
This community-curated exhibition brings together three painters--Alan Soffer, Brian Dickerson, and Moe Brooker--who are attuned to harmonies and contrasts in abstract forms. Each artist explores the boundaries of the creative process through mixed media, color, form, and texture.