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“old and new combined”

Delaware Art Museum
Ranked #7 of 72 things to do in Wilmington
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: A collection of American art from 1840 to the present.
Dover, Delaware
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129 reviews
47 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
“old and new combined”
Reviewed January 13, 2013

Had a great mix of older (1800's) and newer(2000's) pieces of work. There are some newer ecletic pieces in a down stairs room off the main floor. Some sculptures and some wall art. There is also sculptures outside along with a path that leads to the labrynth. Stand in the middle and clap or sing. The sound comes back at you. Way cool! We did get a snack in the cafe and paid $7.00 for two drinks and a bag of chips. double ouch! On sundays it is free, (donations are nice though). Check the website for current rates and for petes sake people keep your little sticky handed ruffians OFF the art!

Visited January 2013
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English first
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16 reviews
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“New year's Eve Alternative Event-Quite Good”
Reviewed January 7, 2013

New Year's eve event with dancing was a nice alternative to louder, crazier bars. Nice generational mix too.

Visited December 2012
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New York City, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
“Wonderful gem with many extras!”
Reviewed December 28, 2012 via mobile

What a special place! Known for its pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood works, which are great, and its treasured holding of illustrations by the American Howard Pyle, this museum also has a lovely six-acre sculpture park, a great little gift shop and other art by talented American colonialists. We were lucky enough to catch the Centennial juried exhibition, featuring artists from the Brandywine area. We soent three hours here, and did not see it all. This museum also offers movies, celebrations, concerts and many other engaging events. A real find!

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New Jersey
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197 reviews
107 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
“Good to go at least once a year.”
Reviewed December 7, 2012

This is a wonderful place to go for anyone and everyone. I have been many times and still haven't seen everything. And what I have seen is worth seeing over again.This is a beautiful facility to just be in and relax. Plan to spend the day bring a book sketch book homework work work. There is a cafe. A wonderful gift shop. Comfortable seating inside. lots of outside seating among the sculptures. The place for home school adventure and play dates. school trips day care to college. Good place for a date. We had a catered lunch that was well presented and delicious. Set up just across from the gift shop out of the people traffic.The staff are warm and welcoming. Plenty of parking tour bus accessable. Watch for special events such as the new years eve celebration.

Visited December 2012
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52 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Great Variety”
Reviewed November 26, 2012

My son has always enjoyed the Marooned Pirate, but the last time we were there, it was not! Still there is enough variety in the displays that we always find something interesting. Also, the weekend art studio family events are casual and fun.

Visited July 2012
Thank LLPT
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