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Delaware Art Museum

Address: 2301 Kentmere Parkway, Wilmington, DE 19806
Phone Number: 302-571-9590
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Ranked #5 of 29 Attractions in Wilmington
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Art Museums, Museums
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Owner description: A collection of American art from 1840 to the present.

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Columbia, Maryland
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24 reviews 24 reviews
3 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW

Delaware Art Museum is noted for having a collection of Howard Pyle's oil paintings that tell stories left to the imagination of the viewer. It also has the largest collection of pre-Raphaelite art in the world. In fact, we were introduced to the pre-Raphaelite's on a previous visit. Last year, we saw a special exhibit at the Smithsonian which had... More

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Garnet Valley, Pennsylvania
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22 reviews 22 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

I was really surprised by this museum. I initially thought it would only be classical art, but the deeper you go, you realize there is a real range of genres of art in the museum. When I was there, there was a Black arts section and a really interested modern art section. If you go, there's sure to be something... More

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WILMINGTON,DE
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Top notch studio arts classes. The Metals studio is second only to a top collegiate studio. Fresh exhibits & programs and a sweet little sculpture garden with a maze to enjoy on a pretty fall day or sunny summer afternoon!

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Wilmington, Delaware
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Not only does the museum maintain a comprehensive art collection, specializing in Pre-Raphaelite, it also keeps a busy schedule of various activities relating to the current displays and otherwise, including film screenings, classes and lectures. Also a very active children's program; I recently took two of my grandchildren to an art class, and they really enjoyed it. It's very easy... More

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Sanatoga
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24 reviews 24 reviews
6 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014 via mobile

Perhaps I am a bit spoiled or even jaded by the Art museums that I have visited in Europe and the ones I visit regularly(Philadelphia Museum of art, and the Smithsonians in DC), but I expected a bit more. Nice little collection of Pre-Raphaelite paintings, but again I wanted to see more.

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Alexandria, Virginia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

Spent the afternoon strolling leisurely through the museum -- an esp good place to spend the rainy afternoon!

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Overland Park, Kansas
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Beautiful setting-the galleries are large and the collections are very interesting. Guides are very helpful. Lovely gift shop and nice cafe. There are tables and chairs on an outdoor patio if you'd like to sit outside on a nice day. Be aware the museum is opened only limited days and closes at 4pm on days it is open.

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New York City, New York
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85 reviews 85 reviews
48 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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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18 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 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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