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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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Excellent place to explore and get inspired

I had a free afternoon that I decided to spend walking around the art museum and sculpture gardens with no particular goal. It was a rainy day that put me in the perfect... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 22, 2015
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Chestertown, Maryland
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Chestertown, Maryland
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104 reviews 104 reviews
46 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

I had a free afternoon that I decided to spend walking around the art museum and sculpture gardens with no particular goal. It was a rainy day that put me in the perfect reflective mood. I enjoyed the Pre-Raphaelite installation best, though the other galleries were interesting too. The gift shop also has some outstanding, unusual decor and gift items.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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35 reviews 35 reviews
10 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015 NEW

Tucked into a lovely residential area of Wilmington, you will find this museum as fresh and relaxing as its surroundings. I went with a friend to view the "Dogs, Dogs" photography exhibit by Elliott Erwitt (hurry - its closing May 24) which was a true delight. Much to our enjoyment, we spent another breath-taking hour roaming multiple rooms of Pre-Raphaelite... More 

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Virginia
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42 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

The DAM specializes in collections that one has to go there to see. Because of the area's connection with Howard Pyle "small school of art," it has the only major collection of his work. There is also the largest collection of Pre-Raphaelite painting in the US. Both are extraordinary and deserve close attention. Despite the fact that they've de-acquired work... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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70 attraction reviews
971 helpful votes 971 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

Surprisingly this lovely regional museum is a treasure chest especially of lush 19th century English Pre-Raphaelite paintings that almost seem out of place in Delaware. Yet the Bancroft collection is extensive & effectively presented & the lack of crowds enhances the experience. Early American art is also represented & upstairs is another appealing but smaller collection of early moderns, including... More 

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Largo, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

I recently found myself in Wilmington, DE with a few hours to spare and spent it at the Delaware Art Museum. It wasn't very crowded for a Saturday morning, which was nice. They have a nice collection of Dante Gabriel Rossetti paintings, the founder of the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood. They also have a small contemporary section. What I really enjoyed was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

Great. But smaller collections. Have nice staff. It closes at 4:30 on Saturday. Get tickets of Groupon for better price. Admission is free on Sundays thu

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Philadelphia area
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196 helpful votes 196 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

This was quite manageable in a couple of hours. We liked the seats available in most rooms, with illustrative books on a coffee table to peruse for more information, or to display the novel in which the art was used.

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Glendale, California
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

This is a small, compact museum, but don't let the size fool you. I went there expect to knock it out in an hour, but it took a good 2-2.5 hours. The highlight is the pre-Raphaelite collection which is the largest and finest outside the UK. Also excellent is their display of 20th century illustrations, especially by Howard Pyle. And... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
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28 reviews 28 reviews
11 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

Visited on a Sunday. The grounds, including the sculpture garden are nice, and the exhibits inside were varied and interesting. Visited with kids ages 12 and 9. They especially enjoyed the exhibit on Brian Selznick.

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Springfield, VA
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31 attraction reviews
120 helpful votes 120 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

This is a small museum that you can see thoroughly in no more than two hours. It's especially strong in the Pre-Raphaelites and the work of Howard Pyle and his contemporaries. The outdoor sculpture garden and labyrinth are entertaining as well. Sadly, the museum has been criticized for selling off pieces of its collection. There's an atrium with a hole... More 

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