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Delaware Art Museum

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Address: 2301 Kentmere Parkway, Wilmington, DE 19806
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A collection of American art from 1840 to the present.

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A fine art museum

The Delaware Art Museum is the creation of William Bancroft and many other visionaries who once lived in Delaware and had the welfare of the community at heart. It contains the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Wilmington, Delaware
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Wilmington, Delaware
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The Delaware Art Museum is the creation of William Bancroft and many other visionaries who once lived in Delaware and had the welfare of the community at heart. It contains the finest collection of pre-Raphaelite paintings outside Great Britain and has important special collections, such as that of John Sloan and Helen Farr Sloan, his widow as well as an... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

while the center piece is the famous red heads (BRITISH PRE-RAPHAELITES) there is also some good illustrator art and an amazing chihuly flower bridge.

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Rehoboth Beach, Delaware
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 7, 2016

Many exhibits and more rooms than I thought was possible to have under one roof. It was my first time visiting the Delaware Art Museum and it was a great opportunity to spend 90 minutes or so looking at some amazing artwork.

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Lutherville
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 3, 2016

We have lived in Baltimore for 33 years and thought we knew the D.C. and Philly museum scene, but today we were delighted to discover this fabulous museum in Wilmington. It has a very interesting collection of early American art including many Sloan and other Ashcan School painters (an amazing Bellows seascape). The current exhibition on American photorealism was outstanding,... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 30, 2016

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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