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Delaware Art Museum

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Address: 2301 Kentmere Pkwy, Wilmington, DE 19806-2096
Phone Number: 302-571-9590
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A collection of American art from 1840 to the present.

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I live one block away from this local treasure and I never grow tired of touring it.

The Delaware Art Museum has a wonderful outside garden filled with artwork. The grounds are a great place to walk and enjoy outside artwork or just to sit, relax and just take it... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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Wilmington, Delaware
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Wilmington, Delaware
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Delaware Art Museum has a wonderful outside garden filled with artwork. The grounds are a great place to walk and enjoy outside artwork or just to sit, relax and just take it in. Inside you will enjoy plenty of different types of exhibits that are constantly changing. It is worth the visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

What makes a really nice museum? Of course the art on the walls - and here you find some truly wonderful pieces by well-known and lesser known artists. It has a strong core collection of illustration art and pre-Raphaelite art but don't overlook its changing exhibits or the collection upstairs (with a lovely Hopper). Here is also a nice cafe,... More 

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Wilmington, Delaware
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoyed a wonderful day! Several excellent collections -- PreRaphaelite Art (the largest collection outside Britain), the illustrator Howard Pyle and his students, John Sloan and the Eight. Also, some great contemporary art and a beautiful sculpture garden. Cafe was a pleasant surprise.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My mom & myself recently went to visit the Delaware Art Museum on a Sunday. We enjoyed all of the wonderful paintings, we didn't get through both of the floors. We also stopped and had lunch in the cafe. We both really enjoyed our lunch. I would recommend the both the art museum & the cafe to anyone visiting Delaware... More 

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Sacramento, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This area is best known for great American illustrations starting with Howard Pyle. Pyle taught most of the great illustrators of the last century including NC Wyeth. It has a relatively small collection. There is one large gallery for special exhibits. It is included in the Brandywine Treasure Trail Passport.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2016

We stopped by this Museum and weren't sure what to expect but we were pleasantly surprised. The art inside is wonderful. It was great to just stroll through at a leisurely pace. We really enjoyed our time here. It was a nice addition to our day.

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Swedesboro, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2016 via mobile

Great place to visit. The galleries are big and spacious and the layout is well planned. The cafe is excellent light fare which came with a side salad. They use high quality ingredients for fair prices. The staff of the gallery were helpful. The special exhibit area was very interesting and they gave a museum store with a lot of... More 

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Lutherville, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016

Sometimes, travelers make the mistake of passing over smaller museums in favor of the larger, world-class institutions that turn up in all the standard travel guides. Well, here's a smaller museum that you won't want to miss. The Delaware Art Museum has a lot to offer anyone with an interest in art. I must confess that I keep returning to... More 

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Owings Mills, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2016

Loved this not-too-large museum with its excellent art. Easy to navigate for the elderly and disabled.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016

One of my favorite places to visit. Great outdoor sculpture garden and property is in the midst of the Rockford Park neighborhood. If you're a Wyeth fan, make sure you visit. The museum also offers wonderful art studio classes.

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