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Delaware Art Museum

2301 Kentmere Parkway, Wilmington, DE 19806
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Ranked #5 of 43 Attractions in Wilmington
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Art Museums
Description: A collection of American art from 1840 to the present.
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New York City, New York
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86 reviews 86 reviews
48 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

This museum was opened to showcase the work of Howard Pyle, a talented illustrator and artist. Many of his students attained much success and fame. The museum exhibits the work of HP and other talented artists but offers much more with the sculpture garden exhibit. This is a must see when you are downtown. Make the time to stop in.... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

Sundays are free and we also scooped up on a free tour. The guide was extremely knowledgeable. We definitely have to come back. Only allowed ourselves 2 hours and we probably needed 4. There are tables with umbrellas outside, so pack a picnic lunch and enjoy the day.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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50 reviews 50 reviews
18 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

We had a little difficultly with the GPS directions in regard to which way the streets went, but once we found the museum, we were pleasantly surprised. The museum is small enough that we felt that we got to see most of it. The exhibits were interesting and well curated. Each room seemed to have a natural flow. I was... More

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Alexandria, Virginia
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51 reviews 51 reviews
40 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

I had been fairly up in the air about visiting this museum after their decision to sell art work to pay their debt, because this practice is completely counter to what I believe museums should be doing. However, I really wanted to see their pre-Raphaelite collection, so I made the decision to visit. Parking is plentiful and the museum is... More

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36 reviews 36 reviews
5 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

This is not a huge museum with a vast collection of artwork, but it is a very enjoyable place to visit and will not overwhelm the average museum visitor. There is quite a good collection of Pre-Raphaelite paintings (which is what drew me here) and also a really wonderful collection of works by Howard Pyle (an American illustrator and native... More

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New Jersey
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381 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

The museum has long history and interesting collection. They are proud of their Pre-Raphaelite collection. On Sundays the admission is free.Otherwise the admission is $12 for adults. It is not Philadelphia or New York but your visit will be enjoyable.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

The collection of mostly paintings, but also including other unique artpieces and photographs are impressively organized into distinct sections. I especially liked the PreRaphaelites collection that uses very vivid colors and expressive portraits. I very much enjoyed reading about the stories behind so many of the paintings; it was so interesting to read about what is meant to be illustrated... More

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York, PA
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13 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

I've been to some really big Art Museums in my life (Getty in CA, and the Philadelphia Art Museum) so for some reason I was expecting the Delaware Art Museum to be as large also. It's not, not nearly, but some very beautiful paintings on the first floor. On the second floor you'll find a contemporary section (I'm not a... More

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Bethesda, MD
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19 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

We enjoyed a really interesting exhibit if illustrations. Very enlightening. I think the $10 charge is a bit high for the size of the exhibits. We saw five other exhibits and there were still more to see. Maybe I am just spoiled by much larger exhibits for free in DC. There is a lovely outdoor sculpture garden and a space... More

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88 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

Great place if you are interested in classic novel illustration and art of the Wyeths, Pyle, and others. Did not take tour of house and farm, be sure to ask.

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