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Delaware Art Museum

2301 Kentmere Parkway, Wilmington, DE 19806
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Ranked #4 of 41 attractions in Wilmington
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Art Museums
Description: A collection of American art from 1840 to the present.
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Richmond, Virginia
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24 reviews 24 reviews
3 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

The pre- Raphaelite collection is superb, and the Howard Pyle galleries a treasure. Take time to see it. I plan to go back again.

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southern california
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123 reviews 123 reviews
11 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

We were surprised by what this museum had to offer. The focus is on artists with a Delaware connection and the galleries are filled with samples of a wide variety of styles. The collection of American illustrators is particularly good.

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Apex, North Carolina
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125 reviews 125 reviews
35 attraction reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Art museums are usually one of the first places we visit when we arrive into any city we are visiting. We were not disappointed. We are members/supporters of our local art museum and with our membership card and the reciprocal program we got free access to the museum - always a plus. The staff was very informative and even suggested... More

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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2013

The Howard Pyle exhibit is fantastic. I studied American art in college and never came across him. His work is artistic and an interesting insight into American culture. The museum provides ample context for each exhibit and most of the individual pieces. Lovely way to spend a few hours.

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175 reviews 175 reviews
87 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2013

I toured the Delaware Art Museum on Friday, December 13, 2014. This is the first time I had been to this museum. The museum is well done. It dates back to 1937. The originial brick structure is still very much a part of the museum. There is a cafe and a gift shop on property.

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Wilmington, Delaware
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90 reviews 90 reviews
24 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

Ever changing exhibits along with the traditional collection makes this museum a great visit. Recently enlarged and update, your visit will be comfortable, parking is free and easy. This can be a very pleasant weekday visit or a weekend event. Lots of art to appreciate, excellent Docents to guide you through the exhibits if you choose. There are numerous galleries... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2013

The museum has a very impressive selection and it was highly entertaining to see the dramatic pirate paintings/illustrations by Wilmington native Howard Pyle. If they had sold a book of his art I would have bought it, because my husband loves old pirate lore. You will see why Howard Pyle is credited with setting the standards of the how pirates... More

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Wilmington, Delaware
15 reviews 15 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2013

For a nice way to spend a afternoon, this is a very good way. Had not been in since the renovations but am pleased with the outlook. There was so many different galleries that we just wandered around and never got bored.

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Cabin John, Maryland
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32 reviews 32 reviews
7 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

The collections and galleries are larger and more interesting than we expected to see. The docent led tours of the main collection and the special French Masterworks photographs were very enriching - highly recommended! We especially enjoyed learning about Howard Pyle, illustrator, and seeing the Andrew Wyeths, Sloans, Hopper, and modern art. All FREE on Sundays!

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Bangkok, Thailand
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147 reviews 147 reviews
81 attraction reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2013 via mobile

Lovely building and the setting with sculpture garden in the back. Don't expect to see priceless work of arts from old masters here but they have pretty good and interesting collections. Admission is expensive for an art museum of its size except Sunday when it is free.

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