30 Days of Philly Arts: A day for families at the Delaware Art Museum

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The Delaware Art Museum has now served as a haven for the arts for over a century.

The museum was started by his friends to honor the work of Wilmington native and Drexel graduate Howard Pyle, one of the most famous illustrators and teachers of his day, after his sudden death in 1911.  Pyle instructed an even more famous illustrator, N.C. Wyeth, and other artists of what came to be known as the Brandywine School.

Today, the museum displays an extensive collection of Pyle’s work and the largest collection in the U.S. of British Pre-Raphaelite art.  It also offers changing exhibitions and  educational opportunities for the local community.

The last Sunday of every month families are invited to stop by the Children’s Studio in the museum’s education wing between 12:30 and 2:30 p.m. for the Sunday Studio Series, today to “Play with Clay.”  No registration is necessary.

Other family events, from live storytelling to labyrinth walks, are listed  here.

While you’re there, the current exhibitions are Recognition: Artists for the Delaware Foundation for the Visual Arts, the work of 50 high school students from the Excellence in Drawing Competition (through October 14th) and Femfolio, showcasing twenty prominent feminist artists from the late 1970s (through January 12, 2014).

For a full schedule of the Delaware Art Museum’s events, click here.

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