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Delaware Art Museum

2301 Kentmere Parkway, Wilmington, DE 19806
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Ranked #6 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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English first
17 reviews 17 reviews
8 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

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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46 reviews 46 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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40 reviews 40 reviews
32 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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31 reviews 31 reviews
5 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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358 attraction reviews
382 helpful votes 382 helpful votes
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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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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65 reviews 65 reviews
13 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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69 reviews 69 reviews
19 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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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Top Contributor
133 reviews 133 reviews
64 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
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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Nutley, New Jersey
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240 reviews 240 reviews
131 attraction reviews
111 helpful votes 111 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014

We enjoyed our visit today. Take the docent highlights tour at one o'clock. This is the place to see wonderful American Art. Howard Pyle was a famous illustrator from the area and he is well represented here. He was a teacher of many future American illustrators. If you want to learn more, I suggest you visit the Brandywine River Museum... More

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