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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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A collection of American art from 1840 to the present.

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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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago 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 4 weeks ago

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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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016

Perfect for a leisurely afternoon, this museum is small and not as overwhelming as the Philadelphia Art Museum or Barnes Foundation. It's about a 45-minute drive from Philadelphia. You can see most of the collection in about 2-3 hours or so. On entering, you'll see a nice collection of Dale Chihuly glass. The Pre-Raphaelite collection (Rosetti, Burne-Jones, Millais) is the... More 

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Wilmington, Delaware
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2016 via mobile

The Delaware Museum of Art is one of my favorite spots to visit. Located on 11 acres of beautiful property on Kentmere Parkway in the Wilmington Highlands, the exterior grounds are as lovely as the works of art inside. The museum houses a permanent collection, with pieces by highly regarded artists like Howard Pyle and Andrew Wyeth, as well as... More 

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Miami Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

Love the Copeland Garden, staff is excellent, great selection of art.It is located in a lovely section of Wilmington, with a park area and stately old homes.

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Flanders, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2016

Very poor weather cancelled our outdoor plans so we drove to this art museum with little expectations. We were surprised! Spent the better part of 3 hours including a wonderful docent tour of one of the permanent exhibitions. Museum has a good mix of art. Something there for everyone. Also a very friendly staff. Didn't see the sculpture gardens except... More 

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Wilmington, Delaware
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2016

Great collection of artwork with frequent special exhibits. My wife and I went together one quiet afternoon and really enjoyed the historic collections. The museum is large enough that you could spend a couple of hours exploring.. Plus, they offer free admission on Thurs 4-8pm and Sun 10am-4pm.

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