Five new exhibitions on view this fall
Illustrations by Jaynell Keely and Kris Raser September 05, 2023
Explore artwork, minerals, books and more across the UD campus
The University of Delaware Library, Museums and Press invites the community to visit five new exhibitions on view this semester across the University of Delaware campus.
- Explore how artists and makers embrace architecture as an evolving art form in Architectural Expressions in Stone, Steel and Imagination.
- Celebrate feminist books that have educated and inspired individuals over the last half-century in 50 Feminist Books That Changed Our Lives: Celebrating 50 Years of Women and Gender Studies at UD.
- Gain unique perspectives on paintings, photographs, sculptures and other artworks from the Museums’ collections in Insights: Staff Selections from the Art Collections.
- Discover the breadth of the Museums’ diverse mineralogical collection in Insights: Staff Selections from the Mineral Collection.
- Delve into the history and impact of one of the most iconic speeches in American history in The Gettysburg Address in 2023: Words That Long Endure.
All exhibitions are free and open to the public. The gallery spaces will be open during Homecoming 2023 for additional opportunities to visit the exhibitions. There are also many online exhibitions available for exploration and discovery.
Read on to learn more about each exhibition.
Architectural Expressions in Stone, Steel and Imagination
On view in Old College Gallery from Tuesday, Sept. 5 through Saturday, Dec. 9
By nature, architecture invites movement into, onto, through and around it. Whether it's through the vision of landscape architects, painters, archaeologists, sculptors or photographers, the expression and experience of architecture requires life, imagination and motion.
In this exhibition, explore how these artists and makers embrace architecture as an evolving art form. Visitors will experience new ways of seeing architecture either as part of an overall environment or as a collective backdrop for other artistic manipulations.
Old College Gallery is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
50 Feminist Books That Changed Our Lives: Celebrating 50 Years of Women and Gender Studies at UD
On view in the Special Collections Gallery in Morris Library from Tuesday, Sept. 5 through Friday, Jan. 12
What makes a book “feminist”? Visit this exhibition to explore answers to that question.
Recent graduates from UD’s Department of Women and Gender Studies reflect on 50 works from the last half century that have educated, inspired and changed the lives of individuals in classrooms and beyond. The exhibition commemorates the founding of UD’s Women’s Studies Interdisciplinary Program in 1973, which, 50 years later, is now flourishing as the Department of Women and Gender Studies.
The Special Collections Gallery is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The exhibition is also available online.
Insights: Staff Selections from the Art Collections
On view in Mechanical Hall Gallery from Tuesday, Sept. 5 through Saturday, Dec. 9
There are more than 10,000 paintings, photographs, sculptures and other artworks within the Museums’ art collections. Our expert staff members work closely with these objects on a regular basis – guiding visitors and students through learning opportunities, acquiring new works of art and minerals in support of the University's curriculum, and stewarding the collections.
In this exhibition, staff members have shared their expertise and unique perspectives on a variety of pieces in the collections. Visitors will find perennial favorites alongside recently acquired artworks and objects that haven’t been on view for years to explore.
Mechanical Hall Gallery is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Insights: Staff Selections from the Mineral Collection
On view in the Mineralogical Museum in Penny Hall from Tuesday, Sept. 5 through Saturday, Dec. 9
From minerals and gemstones to carvings and meteorites, UD has an incredibly diverse mineralogical collection. In this exhibition, explore an array of objects selected by staff who work with the collection in a range of ways. Visitors will gain new insights from these varied perspectives while discovering the breadth of the collection.
In addition to this exhibition, visitors can browse the Mineralogical Museum’s permanent collection, with approximately 350 mineral specimens on display.
The Mineralogical Museum is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The Gettysburg Address in 2023: Words That Long Endure
On view in the Lincoln Exhibition Case in Morris Library from Tuesday, Sept. 5 through Friday, Dec. 15
Nov. 19, 2023, marks the 160th anniversary of President Abraham Lincoln’s dedication of the military burial ground at Gettysburg with his immortal two-minute address. Why is the Gettysburg Address considered one of the most iconic speeches in American history?
This exhibition looks at Lincoln’s enduring words, which measured the sacrifices of those who struggled on that great battlefield against their devotion to democratic beliefs at the heart of the nation’s conception and future.
The exhibition can be viewed during Morris Library’s operating hours.