Building a Collection for Teaching: Helen Farr Sloan's Gifts to the University's Museums

Helen Farr Sloan was passionate about the value of teaching with art. While widely acknowledged for her efforts to steward the artistic legacy of husband John Sloan, Farr Sloan was a 20th-century artist and educator herself who advocated for women’s place in the history of art and for students to have the opportunity to learn from original works of art.


In Building a Collection for Teaching: Helen Farr Sloan's Gifts to the University's Museums, visitors will discover a selection of the nearly 1,400 artworks Farr Sloan donated to the University of Delaware for students to engage and study with.


The items on view span time periods, geographic locations and artistic mediums. From works created by artists with familiar names, to photographs using experimental techniques, and prints in less-than-perfect condition for students to learn how to conserve, all of the items are united by their ability to teach us something about art and the creative process.


The exhibition is on view February 6 - May 16, 2024, in Old College Gallery. Old College Gallery is open to the public Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is free.

Tuesday, April 23, 2024 at 10:00am to 4:00pm

More dates through May 16, 2024

Old College Hall, Old College Gallery
Old College Hall, University of Delaware, Newark, DE 19711, USA

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Students, Faculty & Staff, Community, Exhibitions



Library, Museums and Press



No Charge

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