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

All exhibition and program information is up-to-date for fall semester 2014. Download our latest 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)

 

 

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MECHANICAL HALL GALLERY

Janet Taylor Pickett, Hagar’s Dress, 2007
Offset lithograph, 50 x 38 in.

Renderings: New Narratives and Reinterpretations

September 3 – December 7, 2014

Highlighting a selection of prints from the Brandywine Workshop in Philadelphia, Renderings: New Narratives and Reinterpretations focuses on contemporary artists whose works question, define, and reconsider the historic role of memory in image making. Viewed together, the works accent the multiple and varied ways in which the ritualized politics of remembering, a key cultural practice of African American and African Diaspora artists, may be visualized.

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

Ethel Pennewill Brown Leach, Delaware Awake!, 1918
Oil on canvas, 66 x 40 in., University Museums

Delaware Awake! World War I at Home and Abroad

September 3 – December 7, 2014

Through a selection including posters, drawings, and correspondence reflecting multiple perspectives and the tenors of wartime, this exhibition places the home front experiences of Delawareans into dialogue with events on the front lines.

The exhibition is collaboratively curated by a committee of graduate students in the Department of Art History.

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, Ray Mine, Pinal County, Arizona, 1 ½ x 3 ¾ x ½ in.

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

September 3 – December 7, 2014

The exceptional specimens on display this fall 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 MAIN GALLERY

Mosaic, Augustan, 31 bce–14 ce. Courtesy DeBooks

Treasures and Tales of Italy’s Art Recovery Team
Antiquities from the Guardia di Finanza

October 2 – December 7, 2014

Encompassing over 30 Greek, Roman, and Etruscan objects recuperated by the Art Recovery Team of Italy’s Guardia di Finanza, this exhibition highlights the Italian government’s ongoing efforts around the world to recover and repatriate works of art.

With the ancient symposium as its theme, this exhibition features several works focusing on the Greek god Dionysus (the Roman god Bacchus), god of vines, wine, and mystical delirium.

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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