Delaware Art Museum
Delaware Art Museum
4.5
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
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A collection of American art from 1840 to the present.
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  • Cynthia K
    Athens, Ohio9 contributions
    Delaware Art Museum
    Wonderful exhibits for adults and children. Very interactive! Sparking creativity! Very friendly helpful employees. Beautiful sculpture garden. Highly recommend! They also have a cafe which I plan to try on my next visit.
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled solo
    Written August 5, 2023
  • CodyDC
    Washington DC, District of Columbia5,916 contributions
    Small Regional Art Museum with a few nice selections, worth visit if never been before
    First time visitor to the art museum while visiting Wilmington, saw the many reviews on TA and decided to visit. Museum is in a nice neighborhood setting. The museum is what I consider a small regional art museum. The museum does have a few nice selections from American artist so it is worth the visit if you have never been here before. As someone else mentioned in a review, it would be better on a rainy day to visit.
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled solo
    Written October 4, 2023
  • RonL40
    Utica, New York3,545 contributions
    Lovely museum & sculpture garden. Fine exhibits of Pre-Raphaelite and Ashcan School.
    The sculpture garden should not be missed... nice walkways with interesting work hidden within the foliage. Inside the very inviting museum, the two main exhibits were Pre-Raphaelite (a major strength of the museum) and the Ashcan School. Both great favorites of mine so I thoroughly enjoyed the work. The John Sloan exhibit was superb.
    Visited October 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written October 9, 2023
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LAURIE S
Buckhannon, WV437 contributions
Jul 2021 • Couples
Wait until thursdays after 4pm to tour this facility for free. There were only two levels of exhibits. The big draw of course was the chilluly glass. Modern and colonial art were part of various galleries. There is a sculpture garden outside along with an overpriced gift shop. I’m glad we didn’t pay regular admission-we were out of there within the hour.
Written July 29, 2021
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CodyDC
Washington DC, DC5,916 contributions
Aug 2023 • Solo
First time visitor to the art museum while visiting Wilmington, saw the many reviews on TA and decided to visit. Museum is in a nice neighborhood setting. The museum is what I consider a small regional art museum. The museum does have a few nice selections from American artist so it is worth the visit if you have never been here before. As someone else mentioned in a review, it would be better on a rainy day to visit.
Written October 4, 2023
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Dave C
Alexandria, VA1,589 contributions
Jul 2022
This is simply a fantastic museum that has something for every art lover and historian. The cafe is pleasant, and the gift shop is better than most. Admission is free on Sundays. Parking is a little tricky, just be patient and follow the signs. The special exhibit by e. jean lanyon "The Magic Language" was especially good. Superb classics, great modern works, ethnic, this place just has it all.
Written July 13, 2022
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RonL40
Utica, NY3,545 contributions
Oct 2023 • Couples
The sculpture garden should not be missed... nice walkways with interesting work hidden within the foliage. Inside the very inviting museum, the two main exhibits were Pre-Raphaelite (a major strength of the museum) and the Ashcan School. Both great favorites of mine so I thoroughly enjoyed the work. The John Sloan exhibit was superb.
Written October 9, 2023
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Pixley
Wilmington, DE39 contributions
Oct 2022
The museum's permanent collection is wonderful. The outside sculpture garden was enjoyed by all. After the art visit we stopped in the cafe for a light and delicious. dessert. We are planning to return for an upcoming concert!
Written November 16, 2022
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Cindy C
Oradell4 contributions
May 2022
Best Pre-Raphalite collection outside of England. BurnJones collection and excellent collection of American art with changing exhibitions. Great gift shop! Beautiful grounds to walk and tables outside for coffee, snacks, etc.
Written May 4, 2022
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Cynthia K
Athens, OH9 contributions
Jul 2023 • Solo
Wonderful exhibits for adults and children. Very interactive! Sparking creativity! Very friendly helpful employees. Beautiful sculpture garden. Highly recommend! They also have a cafe which I plan to try on my next visit.
Written August 5, 2023
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wolfp10
wolfp1083 contributions
Oct 2019
Great collection, peaceful location. Parking is free, and museum is within a couple minutes drive of downtown
Written November 5, 2019
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Burkbob
Lutherville, MD117 contributions
Jun 2016 • Couples
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 the Delaware Art Museum to see Howard Pyle's pirate paintings and to spend quality time with the "stunners" in this museum's outstanding collection of Pre-Raphaelite paintings. The museum also houses a great collection of works by other American illustrators. You may not be aware that the Delaware Art Museum has also served as a venue for some of the most interesting art exhibitions over the past several years. My wife and I saw a fascinating exhibit of minimalist works collected by postal worker Herb Vogel and Dorothy, his librarian wife. As of our most recent visit, the Delaware Art Museum had a fun exhibition of the works of New Yorker cartoonist/humorist Edward Koren. Make sure to have a look at the contemporary art on the upper floor including some fabulous glasswork by Dale Chihuly. In addition to wonderful collections and exhibitions, this museum offers plenty of free parking and has a great cafe(I highly recommend the wraps!), a perfect place for lunch. If the day is nice, you can even enjoy the weather by dining at one of the conveniently located tables just outside the cafe. Before you leave, you'll also want to stop at the museum's attractive gift shop. With so much to offer, this is one of our favorite small museums!
Written June 27, 2016
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1emilylime1
Wilmington, DE7 contributions
Apr 2016 • Solo
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 the largest collection of Pre-Raphaelite art outside the United Kindgdom. Rotating installations can be found in other galleries within the building, changing on a regular basis and have included works from a diverse group of artists from Rockwell & O'keefe to local, contemporary artists like Dan Jackson & Stan Smokler. The museum includes an educational/studio art wing where classes are offered in a variety of disciplines including: jewelry making, print making, drawing, ceramics and family focused projects. The lower level is equipped for kids and a great space for small children to play, read books and make art. There is truly something for everyone to enjoy at this museum. In the rear of the building is one of my favorite features: the Copeland Sculpture Garden. The collection of sculptures, constructed from a wide range of materials, sit along side lovely magnolia trees, a small path will take you through the grounds, offering ample benches to sit and admire the natural surroundings. The "labrynth", found at the very rear of the property line is definitely worth the short walk to check out. Every Sunday, all day, and Thursday, in the evening (the one day the museum is open later), the museum offers free admission. The website (delart.org) details the monthly calendar where the special events held here can be viewed, with a great selection of programs from yoga to orchestral performances. If you are visiting the area or are a local, you should definitely pay a visit to this venue!
Written April 26, 2016
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