In Delaware if you can’t get to the art then the art will get to you

The Delaware Art Museum wants you to check out its newest installations, but don’t worry if you can’t get the museum. The exhibits might be closer to home than you think.

 

The museum has launched a Pop-Up Art campaign titled Art is Everywhere as part of its year-long Centennial Celebration that began in November. Pop-Up Art is a practice that utilizes outdoor public spaces to display to-scale reproductions of famous works of art.

This comes on the heels of the museum’s debut event, the works of Howard Pyle. That exhibit boosted attendance by 40% along with an awareness of pirates.

Exhibits featuring works by Pyle, Winslow Homer and Edward Hopper will be constructed in 15 locations across the state including: parks, opera houses, museums, public libraries, the Wilmington Riverfront and the University of Delaware. While the Museum says the purpose of the new campaign is to connect audiences with art in nontraditional settings, Art is Everywhere also functions as advertising for the Museum.

In the mood for a Moran? You can find his work Standing Out at the New Castle County Court House museum. Need to see a Hopper, but you are downstate? Summertime is on display at the Lewes Historical Society. Museum Executive Director, Danielle Rice, says you get the idea.

“By sharing reproductions of some of our most beloved works of art, we’re hoping Art is Everywhere will spark curiosity and inspire both new and current visitors,” said Rice.

New visitors would certainly be welcomed by the Museum, a nonprofit that receives over 77% of its revenue from individuals, both in annual giving and membership.

The installations in Sussex and Kent Counties will be completed tomorrow, but those in New Castle Countywill not be finished until July 17.

You can download a map of the exhibits at delart.org/artiseverywhere. Art is Everywhere will be open until October 1, 2012.

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