Related Exhibitions

Mechanical Hall Gallery, University of Delaware

Keith Morrison: Middle Passage
September 7–December 11, 2011

Keith Morrison: Middle Passage highlights a selection of oil paintings and watercolors from the last decade by the Jamaican-born artist. Morrison’s work engages local, global, and Caribbean diasporic concerns. A recent suite of works, forcefully evocative yet reductive in form, gives this exhibition its title: Middle Passage. At once a reference to the cross-Atlantic passage that brought enslaved Africans to the Americas in an elaborate trade route—Europe, Africa, the Americas—the significance of Middle Passage is redoubled in the context of Morrison’s paintings that favor an iconography of cultural mélange. Settled and unsettled territories, unseen tragedy implied by trauma, verdant and enigmatic groves and waterways, permeate the work of the artist. Deeply mythical and often political, Morrison’s exquisite paintings offer sensory delight and compositional shrewdness.  Morrison is professor of art at Tyler School of Art, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA.

Mark Samuels Lasner Collection

Periodicals Across the Pond: Selections from the Mark Samuels Lasner Collection and University of Delaware Special Collections. Rare magazines and other items from the period 1890-1940.

Delaware Art Museum

Delaware Art Museum

Pre-Raphaelites in Print: The Age of Photomechanical Reproduction
March 19-September 17, 2011
Delaware Art Museum

The Storyteller’s Art:  Reimagining America through Illustration
September 7, 2011-December
Delaware Art Museum

In preparation for the Museum’s signature Centennial exhibition, Howard Pyle: American Master Rediscovered, the Museum’s illustration galleries will undergo a complete reinstallation. Visitors will be able to view rarely-seen works by Howard Pyle and other prominent American illustrators from the Museum’s permanent collection.