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Fantasy and the Medieval Past

Saturday, September 26 through Sunday, January 31, 2021
Delaware Art Museum, Wilmington

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For the past 150 years, Americans have been fascinated by the medieval past. Drawing from the work of contemporary illustrators Tony DiTerlizzi, Leo and Diane Dillon, and Ian Schoenherr, as well as historical works from the Museum’s Howard Pyle collection, this exhibition takes a look at the fantasy medieval realms of some of our beloved young adult reads. From magical creatures, castle complexes, and images of knighthood, prepare to be transported into re-imaginations of the medieval world that reflect contemporary America’s changing understanding of gender equality, cultural identity, disability, and difference.

Stories and Lies, 2012. Illustration for Bitterblue, Graceling Realm Book 3, by Kristin Cashore, (Dial Books for Young Readers, 2012). Ian Schoenherr (born 1966) Ink on Scratchboard 8 3/4 x 11 1/2 inches. Courtesy of the artist. © Ian Schoenherr.

Credits:

Fantasy and the Medieval Past was organized by the Delaware Art Museum and Emily Shartrand through the support of the University of Delaware’s Lynn Herrick Sharp Curatorial Fellowship. This exhibition is made possible by the Edgar A. Thronson Foundation Illustration Exhibition Fund. Additional support is provided, in part, by a grant from the Delaware Division of the Arts, a state agency, in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts. The Division promotes Delaware arts events on www.DelawareScene.com.

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Saturday, September 26 through Sunday, January 31, 2021 · Free with admission · add to calendar today 2020-09-26 09:00:00 2021-01-31 17:00:00 America/New_York Fantasy and the Medieval Past https://www.delawarescene.com/event/27022/fantasy-and-the-medieval-past Delaware Art Museum, 2301 Kentmere Parkway, Wilmington, DE, 19806

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