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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OLD COLLEGE WEST GALLERY

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

N.C. Wyeth, The Victorious Allies, 1918
for The Red Cross Magazine, March 1919, cover
Oil on canvas, 46 1/8 x 35 ¼ in.
Delaware Art Museum, Gift of the Bank of Delaware, 1989


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, this exhibition places the experiences of Delawareans at home into dialogue with events on the front lines. Works by such American artists as Joseph Pennell and John Singer Sargent and such European artists as Käthe Kollwitz and László Moholy-Nagy illustrate the creative reactions of men and women grappling with the implications of international conflict on an unprecedented scale. A series of photographs chronicles the construction of the University of Delaware’s Memorial Hall, built to commemorate the state’s World War I fallen.

In addition to works from the collection, objects on display are drawn from the Delaware Art Museum; Winterthur Museum, Garden and Library; the Mark Samuels Lasner Collection, Special Collections at the University of Delaware Library; and University Archives and Record Management.

Part of a University-wide initiative to mark the centennial of the outbreak of war, this exhibition complements the Center for Material Culture Studies’ symposium, “Survivor Objects: The Material Culture of Memory” (November 14–15, 2014) and the fall semester colloquium series, “The Material Culture of War.”

Delaware Awake! Programming

Wednesday, September 3, 5:30–6:00 p.m.
Curators' Talk: Delaware Awake!
Remarks by the curatorial team of graduate students in Art History
Old College Gallery

Wednesday, September 3, 6:00–7:30 p.m.
Opening Reception: Delaware Awake!
Old College Gallery*

Thursday, October 23, 12:30–1:15 p.m.
Perspective

Camara Holloway
Assistant Professor of Art History
Old College Gallery

Saturday, October 25
Symposium

Remembering the Great War

For details and registration information, visit www.udconnection.com or contact the Office of Alumni Relations at 302-831-2341.

Tuesday, November 11, 12:30–1:15 p.m.
Perspective

Robin Schulze
Professor of English, Associate Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences
Old College Gallery

* RSVP: 302-831-8037 or universitymuseums@udel.edu

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