No Jury, No Prizes: The Society of Independent Artists, 1917–1944


Feb 4, 2017 to May 14, 2017
10:00 AM until 04:00 PM

This event occurs daily, every 1 day(s).


Between 1917 and 1944, the Society of Independent Artists (SIA) hosted annual exhibitions for its members. Famous painters and Sunday painters were able to exhibit their work in enormous open shows with no jury and no prizes in New York City. The brainchild of a diverse group of idealistic modern artists, including William Glackens, Walter Pach, and Marcel Duchamp, the SIA was one of many attempts to revolutionize how art was exhibited in the United States in the 20th century. With paintings, drawings, prints, and sculptures ranging from traditional portraits to cubist compositions, the Museum’s presentation gives a taste of the eclectic energy of the SIA. Drawn entirely from the Museum’s collection, No Jury, No Prizes includes works exhibited and purchased by John Sloan, and archival materials from the Helen Farr Sloan Library and Archives. 

No Jury, No Prizes: The Society of Independent Illustrators was organized by the Delaware Art Museum. Support was provided by the Sansom Foundation and the Hallie Tybout Exhibition Fund. Image: Waterfall, 1917. Walter Pach (1883–1958). Watercolor on paper, 14 x 10 inches. Delaware Art Museum, Acquisition Fund, 2015. 

Delaware Art Museum Hours:

Wednesday: 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Thursday: 10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Friday – Sunday: 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Monday and Tuesday: Closed


Free with Museum admission


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2301 Kentmere Parkway
Wilmington, DE

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