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Fred Comegys Photographs


The Delaware Art Museum is pleased to present Fred Comegys Photographs, featuring 60 images taken by Comegys during the last four decades.

For more than 50 years, photographer Fred Comegys has captured international celebrities and local kids for the pages of The News Journal. Illustrating events from the 1960s through recent years, the photographs on display remind us what it has meant to live in Delaware for the past half-century. The exhibition features images of rock concerts, including Prince’s Purple Rain tour, Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band, and Live Aid. The show includes unexpected, behind-the-scenes glimpses of Steve Carlton and Rod Stewart. Also on view are photographs of the Phillies at Connie Mack Stadium, and a thrilling shot of the Great Wallenda walking on a high wire across Veterans Stadium.

Comegys’ photographs have also appeared in Life, Time, Sports Illustrated, The Sporting News, and Forbes. In 1985, he was named National Newspaper Photographer of the Year by The National Press Photographers Association. That same year, he was one of five finalists for a Pulitzer Prize.

Comegys will participate in Museum Gallery Chats to discuss his work on Saturday February 19, March 5, and April 2 at 11am.

The Delaware Art Museum is open Wednesday through Saturday 10am-4pm and Sunday noon-4pm  Admission fees are charged as follows:  Adults (19-59) $12, Seniors (60+) $10, Students (with valid ID) $6, Youth (7-18) $6, and Children (6 and under) free.  Admission fees are waived every Sunday thanks to support from AstraZeneca.

For more information, please call 302.571.9590 or 866.232.3714 (toll free), or visit the website at www.delart.org.