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Delaware Art Museum

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Address: 2301 Kentmere Parkway, Wilmington, DE 19806
Phone Number: +1 302-571-9590
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A collection of American art from 1840 to the present.

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An Undeniable Gem

This is a splendid museum not to miss. Even if one is not an art lover, the building and grounds alone are gorgeous and tranquil. The Howard Pyle collection is breathtaking, as is... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a splendid museum not to miss. Even if one is not an art lover, the building and grounds alone are gorgeous and tranquil. The Howard Pyle collection is breathtaking, as is the Pre-Raphaelite exhibit. There is much here to learn about American history, the development of media and breakthroughs in printmaking. The size is manageable such that one... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 15, 2016

We were visiting the area primarily to see the local world class gardens, but rain and windy weather discouraged us from spending time out of doors so the Art museum moved to number one spot. No one in my group of 5 regretted our change in plans. The museum is beautiful both from architectural standpoint and the art with in.... More 

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Randwick, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 4, 2016

This small, privately supported museum is in a leafy suburb of Wilmington, near the Brandywine River. It is very well designed and laid out in a modern building with a sculpture garden. Highlights are the largest Pre-Raphaelite collection outside England, and an American gallery featuring 20 century works. The Pre-Raphaelites were collected by Samuel Bancroft at a time when they... More 

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North, VA
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 23, 2016 via mobile

Medium sized museum started to contain Howard Pyle's illustrations. Lovely outdoor sculpture garden and labyrinth. My husband remembered so many of the illustrations from his childhood books of pirates. Some other illustrators are included in the collection as well as some other art. Looked like they had a nice cafe with outdoor seating. Open late on Thursday's and free after... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 22, 2016 via mobile

Very enjoyable art museum with emphasis on american illustration. I was particularly struck by the Howard Pyle pirate pictures that I had seen in books as a child.

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Wilmington, Delaware
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 19, 2016

Nice display of mostly paintings, although other art types are shown. Average café food available. Some outside area to wander and relax. Special events on occasion.

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Hockessin, Delaware
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016

My wife & I spent a rainy Sunday afternoon at the museum. The collections are very interesting and well laid out. I was surprised at the quality of the collection. Also, we spent some time in the museum shop, which was quite nice, and the cafe has truly excellent food, cooked by the chef at the cafe. And by the... More 

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Wilmington, Delaware
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2016

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 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016

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 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016

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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