Welcome to the University Museums

The University Museums seeks to enhance the educational and scholarly mission of the University of Delaware through the exhibition, online presentation, study, preservation and growth of its unique collections in 20th and 21st century American art (with particular strengths in the Brandywine School, African American art, and photography), minerals and pre-Columbian ceramics. To learn more about the museum and our mission please click here.

MUSEUM
INFORMATION

 

University Museums exhibitions are open February 11 through May 17, 2015. Download our Spring 2015 Exhibitions and Programs Bulletin here (PDF).

Hours:
Wed-Sun 12:00-5:00 pm
Thur - 12:00-8:00 pm
Closed during University breaks and holidays

Main Phone:
302-831-8037

universitymuseums@udel.edu

 

MECHANICAL HALL GALLERY

30 North College Ave.
Newark, DE 19716

Directions

Parking:
Parking for the Mechanical Hall Gallery is in Trabant University Center Garage located between Delaware Avenue and Main St.

Phone:
302-831-8037 (Information)
302-831-8088 (Museum)

 

MINERALOGICAL MUSEUM

255 Academy St.
Newark, DE 19716

Directions

Parking:
Parking for the Mineralogical Museum is in Perkins Garage located on Academy Street.

Phone:
302-831-6557 (Curator)
302-831-8037 (Information)
302-831-4940 (Museum)

 

OLD COLLEGE GALLERY

18 East Main St.
Newark, DE 19716

Directions

Parking:
Parking for the Old College Gallery is in Trabant University Center Garage located between Delaware Avenue and Main St.

Phone:
302-831-8037 (Information)
302-831-6589 (Museum)

 

ACCESS TO THE DIGITAL ART COLLECTION is provided through UD's Morris Library and ArtStor via the Shared Shelf Institutional Collections, accessible on campus and for off site researchers upon request. Information on gaining access through Morris Library can be found here.

 

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MECHANICAL HALL GALLERY

Clarissa Sligh, Reading Dick and Jane With Me, 1989. Folio detail. Special Collections, of the University of Delaware Library © Clarissa Sligh

Forget Me Not: Photography between Poetry and Politics

February 11 – May 17, 2015

The construction and preservation of historical memory have been central to photography since its inception. Yet, both memory and photography offer partial, fragmented, and incomplete traces of recordable phenomena. Drawn from the University Museums’ African American art collection, Forget Me Not: Photography between Poetry and Politics foregrounds the photographic arts as testimony and remembrance, aesthetic document and encomium.

read more/related programs

For a full listing of all University Museums programs for all galleries, please visit our Program Calendar here.

MINERALOGICAL MUSEUM

Copper, Chino Mine, East Pit, Santa Rita District, Grant County, New Mexico, 2 ¾ inches

Sculpted by Nature: Silver and Copper
from the Peter H. Farquhar Collection

February 11–May 17, 2015

The exceptional specimens on display are examples of the rare occurrence of copper and silver as pure metals. Having taken on a variety of crystalline or wire-like shapes as a result of the conditions of their growth and their internal atomic structures, these specimens may mimic organic tree-like forms or abstract sculptures; they may also form complex, well-defined crystals in geometric shapes. Examples are known from the copper and silver deposits of the Keweenaw Peninsula in Michigan and the silver mines of the Kongsberg district in Norway.

These “sculptures” of natural copper and silver are generously lent by Peter H. Farquhar.

read more/related programs

For a full listing of all University Museums programs for all galleries, please visit our Program Calendar here.

OLD COLLEGE WEST GALLERY

Adolphe Braun, Cascade de Pisse-Vache, near Martigny (Valais), Switzerland, ca. 1860-65. Albumen print. Gift of Mr. Charles Isaacs

Land and Water: Photographs from 1860 to Now

February 11 – May 17, 2015

Curated by Stephen Petersen, Land and Water chronicles changing aesthetic approaches to the landscape as well as technical changes in the medium of photography, from albumen prints made from (long-exposure) collodion negatives, to the painterly and print-like processes of the Pictorialists, to the straightforward silver prints of the modernist tradition, to recent large-format examples, in both black-and-white and color

read more/related programs

For a full listing of all University Museums programs for all galleries, please visit our Program Calendar here.

OLD COLLEGE MAIN GALLERY

George C. Ault (1891-1948), A Provincetown Street, 1922, Watercolor, Gift of Virginia Zabriskie, 1974

Pictures of Place: Experience, Mood, and Memory

February 11–May 17, 2015

Showcasing the breadth of the University Collection, Pictures of Place proffers several examples of how artists record nature, often going beyond transcription to discover a wealth of moods in scenes that others might take for granted. Their subjects range from the idyllic to the industrial, their moods from tranquility to desolation. The exhibition, divided into three sections, incorporates works that evoke a sense and mood of a specific place; images of nature that invite reading as allegory—whether or not intended by the artist; and landscape as a point of departure for abstraction.

read more/related programs

For a full listing of all University Museums programs for all galleries, please visit our Program Calendar here.

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