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Delaware Art Museum

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We went to the museum to see the Pre-Raphaelite exhibit, which was lovely. But I must say, I left... read more

Reviewed January 15, 2019
Flemington, New Jersey
Christmas Art Show

Very nice. Many pieces. Local with plenty of parking. Makes a good family day out. Close to other... read more

Reviewed December 12, 2018
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A collection of American art from 1840 to the present.
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2301 Kentmere Pkwy, Wilmington, DE 19806-2096
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Reviewed January 15, 2019

We went to the museum to see the Pre-Raphaelite exhibit, which was lovely. But I must say, I left the museum with an enhanced appreciation of N.C. Wyeth and Howard Pyle, professional illustrators for early 20th century magazines and books. I never realized just how...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed December 12, 2018 via mobile

Very nice. Many pieces. Local with plenty of parking. Makes a good family day out. Close to other attractions.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed November 6, 2018

I was there with my 7 year old grand-daughter and though I found it to be an interesting place with so many different types of "artworks", she was somewhat "bored". I ended up making up a "game" to make the experience more interesting. I was...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Linda K
Reviewed October 8, 2018

The number of amazing works contained in this gem of a museum is mind-boggling! If you want a good handle on local talent (think Howard Pyle and any of the Wyeth family), this is the place. Not to mention the breathtaking works of art in...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Dan B
Reviewed September 29, 2018

Beautiful grounds and galleries. Interesting collection and definitely worth the trip. I probably wouldn't have gone on my own (partly because there is so much to see and do in the general area) but due to a friend's wedding I was there. Not disappointed at...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank eedonovan
Reviewed September 8, 2018

This smaller museum is a gem containing many high quality works for it's size. Legacies from passionate and local citizens well-connected to major American artists collected from over 100 years make this a superpower for its size. It is also a comfortable place to hang...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Jean S
Reviewed August 27, 2018

Took my daughter to the Delaware Art Museum when she visited Wilmington a year ago because it was just around the corner from our house near Trolley Square. What a delightful surprise! The museum is nestled in a residential area and turned out to be...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed August 8, 2018

we went to see the chiluly bridge and were fascinated by the other exhibitions they had. it is a beautiful museum in a nice setting

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank rich p
Reviewed August 2, 2018

This smaller museum has one of the countries finest Pre-Raphaelites painting collections: breathtaking. Add the countries finest illustrators , a fine contemporary collection, regular shows and a good café. Hard to beat. Discounts for seniors and students. Free on sight parking, A must see attraction.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank reelwise
Reviewed July 9, 2018

Absolutely Beautiful. I took my grand-daughters to introduce them to sculptures and the labyrinth. The labyrinth was surrounded by honeysuckle, A perfect day.

Date of experience: June 2018
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Barbara M
May 18, 2018|
Response from Marsha Z | Reviewed this property |
I don’t know. You will have to call the museum number.mmI am sure they can help you
January 28, 2018|
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Response from AlohaAnn6 |
There is no admission price for the sculpture garden. Also, the museum is free all day on Sundays.
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Scott W
Peachtree City, Georgia
Driving in on day before Thanksgiving (3 Replies)
I'm roadtripping for the holiday week, and I'm planning to start my Wednesday in Wilmington attending the Delaware Art Museum in the morning before heading into Philadelphia to see sights around Independence Hall. I'm planning to leave Wilmington around 1ish. I'm giving myself an hour for the drive (presumably taking I-95) but since I don't have a clue what Thanksgiving migration patterns look like in the area I just want to make sure I'm not setting myself up for a potential horror...More
November 21, 2015|
Response fromowlyn|
On Wednesday afternoon, there will be traffic in every direction, but unless there is an accident or something causing a problem, it should not be a nightmare. An hour should be plenty of time.
Chicago, Illinois
Public transport / taxis to Del. Art Museum (3 Replies)
Can anyone tell me how to get from the Amtrak to the Delaware Art Museum and back by bus? Is there a reliable taxi service? If so, approximately what is the cost?
September 15, 2015|
Response fromFrank-n-PatS|
There's a cab stand right outside the station. According to fare finder it should be about $12. http://www.taxifarefinder.com/main.php?city=Wilmington-DE&from=Harry%27s+Seafood+Grill&to=Delaware+Art+Museum UBER operates in Wilmington now I beleive if that's an option