On Sunday we ventured out to the Delaware Art Museum in Wilmington for the last day of their exhibit on Maxfield Parrish (sorry couldn't take photos of that - it was amazing though).
The DE Art Museum is such a gem, one of my favorite small museums. It won't overwhelm you like The Metropolitan or the Philadelphia Art Museum. The best part is, it houses an impressive collection of my two favorite styles of art: illustration and Pre-Raphaelite. And... get this... on Sundays, it's free!
Here are some photos from our day...
"Crying Giant" - awwww, poor guy.
I could stare at this piece all day. I didn't get the artist's name but it looks like N.C.Wyeth.
A fine example of American illustration. The Peacock Robe by George Watson Barratt. This was Zoe's favorite painting of the day.
A lovely Rossetti painting.
The Spring Witch by George Wilson (1880)
I think this was my favorite in their Pre Raphaelite exhibit.
More modern art upstairs. Here's a wonderful Deborah Butterfield horse sculpture.
The cabinet my family is looking at in the background was amazing. It's called the Queen's Closet by Richard Cleaver. Made of beads, wood and ceramic, it's the ultimate mixed media piece of art. When knobs are pulled and drawers are opened, they reveal images of king Henry VIII's 6 wives. On the back it shows their fate...
Without art, the crudeness of reality would make the world unbearable. ~George Bernard Shaw