It’s hard to believe we couldn’t get to this one sooner. Now at the Delaware Art Museum, “Pre-Raphaelites in Print: The Age of Photomechanical Reproduction,” which features 35 stunning photomechanical facsimiles from the museum’s Samuel and Mary R. Bancroft collection of British Pre-Raphaelite art.
The exhibition displays images of Pre-Raphaelite art created by individual photographers and large commercial enterprises, such as the Autotype Company. We think nothing of that imagery today, but before the advent of photography, the only way to see a work of art was to see the original. With photography came printmaking processes and “photomechanical reproduction.”
In the late 19th century, local industrialist Samuel Bancroft prized his collection of photomechanical reproductions. They were good study tools, but he was also fascinated by the technology. He amassed more than 400 works. “Pre-Raphaelites in Print” hits the highlights of that collection.
See them through September 17. 571-9590, delart.org
Don’t Wait Till Tomorrow
Everyone’s favorite orphan will charm you in “Annie” at the New Candlelight Theatre July 9-Aug. 21. The rags to riches story tells of a littlegirl and her dog searching for a family to call their own. The show is loaded with classic songs like “Tomorrow!” This is one for the family. Best of all, you can feed the kids at the theater. nctstage.org
This week you can see the first juried Horizon Workshops Alumni Photography Exhibition at Gallery 919 Market (on the same-named street in Wilmington). Based in Chesapeake City, Md., Horizon Workshops is recognized by American Photo Magazine as one of the leading workshops in the country. This is your chance to see some of the best work that has resulted from it. The opening reception will be held July 8 from 4:30 to 8 p.m. at 919 N. Market St. The works will be displayed to the public for free every day from 7 a.m till 6 p.m. through July 29. For information, call Jerry Bilton 229-3266.