The Delaware Art Museum presents “Ancestry & Innovation: African American Folk Art” from the American Folk Art Museum, from Saturday, May 9 to Sunday, July 12. The exhibit features a dazzling array of quilts, paintings and sculptures that explore the artistic expressions of self-taught African American artists from the rural South and the urban North.


    The Delaware Art Museum presents “Ancestry & Innovation: African American Folk Art” from the American Folk Art Museum, from Saturday, May 9 to Sunday, July 12. The exhibit features a dazzling array of quilts, paintings and sculptures that explore the artistic expressions of self-taught African American artists from the rural South and the urban North.
    Comprising 39 works of art in various media, “Ancestry and Innovation” spans three generations of creators. Artists Clementine Hunter, Sam Doyle, Leola Pettway and Mozell Benson.
    The museum is open Wednesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m, and Sunday, noon to 4 p.m. Admission is $12 for adults, $10 for seniors, $6 for students with valid ID and children agres 7 to 18, and free for children 6 and younger.
    The Delaware Art Museum is located at 2301 Kentmere Parkway, Wilmington. Admission fees are waived every Sunday.
    For more information, call (302) 571-9590 or (866) 232-3714, or go to www.delart.org.