Dark Humor: African American Art from the University Museums, University of Delaware

  • Saturday, Jul. 16 - Wednesday, Sep. 28, 2016
  • Recurring daily
Delaware Art Museum
2301 Kentmere Parkway
Wilmington, DE
  • Phone: (302) 571-9590

The term “black humor”–also known as “dark humor”–was coined by surrealist André Breton in 1935 to designate a subgenre of comedy in which pleasure arises from topics generally considered taboo. The show was selected from the African American art collection at the University of Delaware and features paintings and prints produced between 1970 and 2008 by artists, including Camille Billops, David Hammons, Barkley Hendricks, and Peter Williams.