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Delaware Art Museum

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Address: 2301 Kentmere Parkway, Wilmington, DE 19806
Phone Number: 302-571-9590
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Sun 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Wed - Sat 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Description: A collection of American art from 1840 to the present.

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Wonderful, Quaint Setting

Good isit for art lover who doesn't have a lot of time. Great Pre-Raphael collection, modern contemp. exhibit, and outdoor artwork is very nice. Take a stroll around the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 19, 2015
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san francisco, ca.
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san francisco, ca.
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Good isit for art lover who doesn't have a lot of time. Great Pre-Raphael collection, modern contemp. exhibit, and outdoor artwork is very nice. Take a stroll around the labyrinth. Relaxing!!

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Lewes, Delaware
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

I am a very big fan of this museum, all the previous reviews are spot on. The parking is free, is easy to find and all that is said about the gift shop is true. Unfortunately poor finance management has forced this museum to sell some of its best paintings. I truly hope that changes. Before you go, call ahead... More 

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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

We stopped here for the largest collection of pre-raphaelite art outside Great Britain and we're amazed this place isnt more well known. For a start the cafe's friendly staff serve good tasty healthy food at very reasonable prices. The PRB gallery had the best collection of satellite art around the PRB I've ever seen (and I went to the same... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015 via mobile

My husband loves the Pre-Raphaelites so we headed here to see the collection. A local Wilmington iron merchant, Samuel Bancroft, started the collection in the 1800's and it is quite impressive with many famous works displayed. They also have a wonderful collection of illustrations by Pyles who happened to be from Wilmington as well. There is a sculpture garden and... More 

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Phoenixville, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

We really enjoyed ourselves by viewing the sculptures as we approach the entrance. Tables are adjacent to enjoy a picnic or buy lunch at the cafe.Except for a suggested donation, your choice, the Art Museum is free on Sunday. Take the docent tour and enjoy the art illustrators and Pre-Ralphael painters. The museum store was worth a visit. Plenty of... More 

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Valley Forge, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

A wonderful museum in lovely environs provides the home for the works some of the greatest American Illustrators. The Brandywine School produced the finest of this genre of artists. One will also find excellent early American painting and portraiture along with the most extensive collection of Pre-Rapealite art in the US. For Edward Hopper fans his classic Summertime is also... More 

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Wilmington, Delaware
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

The building and surroundings are gorgeous. We went to a night event around Christmas time and were a bit disappointed of the layout. We seemed to bump into each other and it was hard to see some of the art pieces as they were blocked by local sellers. The museum store has really neat and unique items worth checking

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

The exhibit of Brian Selznick's art was fantastic. The journey from opening to end was brilliant. At each piece of art was the book in which it appeared, multiple copies, with chairs in which to Enjoy Reading Each Book! And I did. The museum has a wonderful collection that is displayed with imagination in a modern building that welcomes sculpture,... More 

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Wilmington, Delaware
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

went to enjoy a pleasant afternoon viewing an exhibition of dog photos and other paintings on permanent exhibition...wasn't disappointed! A great way to enjoy some fine art and relaxation.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

We didn't expect the collections to be as good as they are. This museum has the most extensive collection of the paintings which became magazine illustrations in Harpers Bazarre, etc. It also has excellent pre-Raphaelite and contemporary collections. There are a few old masters and some good American art. The gift shop is a delight.

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Additional Information about Delaware Art Museum

Address: 2301 Kentmere Parkway, Wilmington, DE 19806
Phone Number: 302-571-9590
Location: United States  >  Delaware (DE)  >  Wilmington
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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