Salons

During the 75th Anniversary of the Art League, monthly Salons were held in the spirit of the fashionable Parisian Salons of the 17th century in a model that extended arts-centered discussions in the comfort of a private home. Each Salon is hosted by a local homeowner, some featuring a private overview of a collection of artwork, others delving into the artistic process of creating a body of artwork. Whether from the collector or from the artists, these Salons, complete with refreshments, help community members engage with discussions of artists, creative movements, art history, and more. Discussions are led by the homeowners and/or a leading professional on the evening’s topic. Tickets are required and space is limited.

From the Collector
With the Collection of Tom Curry & Ken Backer

Wednesday, September 16, 2020
6:00 – 8:00 pm

A longtime relationship with Torpedo Factory artist Carol Dupre has filled this home with her wide array of work, from portraiture to landscape. Mr. Curry & Mr. Backer have a large collection of Ms. Dupre’s work, which ranges from whimsical to surreal, including work from her series such as Stories of the Universe, Points of Entry, Farmhouse, The Baltic Sea Series, and more. Join us at this lovely waterfront home for an evening that includes a tour of the collection, discussion about the artists and artwork, and light appetizers and drinks.

The cost is $50 per person. Space is limited.

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Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971

From the Collector
With the Collection of Jimmy Lee Kemp & Jerry Crowley

Wednesday, October 21, 2020
6:00 – 8:00 pm

Hear from patrons that have made water scenes a central part of their art collection. With an amazing representation of regional artists, as well as from their homeland in the South, these paintings represent explorations of the quality of and treatment of light in an array of mediums. Hear about how and why their collection has been amassed, as well as backgrounds on some of the artists themselves. Join us at this private home in Rehoboth Beach for the evening’s event, which includes light appetizers and drinks.

The cost is $50 per person. Space is limited.

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Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971

From the Collector
Contemporary Work from the Collection of Cliff Diver

Tuesday, November 3, 2020
6:00-8:00 pm 

Enjoy an exclusive look at some of the contemporary collection of Clifford Diver in his stunning Lewes home, which has been featured in Delaware Today and Beach Life Magazines. Pieces in this collection have been loaned to museums around the world, including the Whitney, the Corcoran, and ICA Boston and the Venice Biennale. This will feature a new selection of work, including pieces from Carroll Dunham, Emil Lukas, David Scher, and, among others, Charles Yuen. The evening’s discussion touches on diversity in collecting, as well as the processes we use in reading art work. Refreshments will be served.

The cost is $100 per person. Space is limited.

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Lewes, DE 19958