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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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12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Sun 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Wed - Sat 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

A collection of American art from 1840 to the present.

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This museum is a gem

The Delaware Art Museum is a treasure. Located near Rockwood Park, the surrounding land is beautifully landscaped. You can enjoy the sculpture garden either by walking through it... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 24, 2015
Cynthia P
Wilmington, Delaware
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Wilmington, Delaware
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2015

The Delaware Art Museum is a treasure. Located near Rockwood Park, the surrounding land is beautifully landscaped. You can enjoy the sculpture garden either by walking through it or just watching it from the large outdoor seating area. Inside the museum you'll find lovely galleries filled with interesting paintings, historical furniture and housewares. You'll also be treated to modern sculptures... More 

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Wilmington, Delaware
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2015

Small museum with interesting art works of different eras, along with special exhibits. The Chihully art glass against large windows is spectacular.

Thank Margaret P
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2015

I was invited to attend a free art class at the Delaware Art Museum, and so this was my first trip here. To begin with,the museum is located in a beautiful, quiet residential neighborhood and the parking is free and located directly behind the museum. Since I went on a Sunday, I had free admission, too! (Cost is normally $12/person).... More 

Thank LLyons
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015

Great location and facility. The sculpture garden is kind of a hidden gem. The illustration collection is truly amazing.

Thank Ron G
san francisco, ca.
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
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!!

1 Thank mariaaba
Lewes, Delaware
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 229 helpful votes
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 

Thank DEBarbie
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
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 

Thank Roger M
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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 

1 Thank Stephanie M
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 

Thank Les S
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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