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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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Howard Pyle

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
TIC09
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North, VA
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North, VA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW 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 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW 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 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 stars 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 stars 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 stars 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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Thank Anne K
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2016 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 July 30, 2016

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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