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William D. White Exhibition and Symposium

4-WD-White-Night-Shift-on-Broad-Street-1926William D. White: Vision and Voice
March 6, 2015 – June 21, 2015

Admission: $5 a person (Free for Members, Children Under 12, and on Sundays)

This exhibition reintroduces the work of Delaware illustrator, muralist and painter William D. White (1896-1971). White’s varied and significant career spans some of the country’s most intense moments of the 20th century as well as the final days of the golden age of American illustration. The exhibition and related publication will celebrate significant moments in the life of the artist through an examination of over 75 works.



Event: William D. White and the Murals of Delaware
Date: Saturday, June 6
Time: 1 – 4 p.m.
Fee: $5 admission fee (free for Museum Members)

Description: This lecture will discuss mural making and their conservation in the region over the 20th and now 21st centuries. The four speakers will review the history of murals in the region, the conservation and preservation of public murals as well as an introduction to the Mural Art Program, among America’s most successful public art projects. Speakers include:

  • Jane Golden: Executive Director, Mural Arts Program
  • Ryan Grover: Curator, Biggs Museum of American Art
  • Susan Salkin: former Deputy Director of the Delaware Division of the Arts
  • Joyce Hill Stoner: Edward F. and Elizabeth Goodman Rosenberg Professor of Material Culture and Affiliated Paintings Conservator, Winterthur Museum

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Title: Tour of William D. White Mural at Wesley United Methodist Church
Date: Saturday, June 6
Time: Noon – 1 p.m.
Fee: Free

Description: Guided tour of William D. White Mural at Wesley United Methodist Church. Groups will meet at the Biggs Museum, and the tours will last for approximately 30 minutes. Reservations are required. Click here to register.

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