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Delaware Art Museum

2301 Kentmere Parkway
Wilmington, DE 19806

The Delaware Art Museum was founded in 1912 for the purpose of preserving and exhibiting the art of Wilmington-native Howard Pyle, who filled his riveting illustrations with drama and emotion. The Museum's collection later grew to include works by Pyle's students, including N.C. Wyeth and Maxfield Parrish; Ashcan School artist John Sloan and his circle; and additional highlights of American art from the 19th century to present, including masterpieces by Raphaelle Peale, Edward Hopper, and Dale Chihuly. The Delaware Art Museum also holds the largest collection of British Pre-Raphaelite art outside the United Kingdom. The Pre-Raphaelites rejected the conventions of their time and turned for inspiration to the art of the Middle Ages--the time "before Raphael"--and their subjects were drawn primarily from literature. Outside, the Museum offers Delaware's only Sculpture Garden, filled with works by important contemporary sculptors, and a labyrinth.

Hours of Operation

Sunday: 10:00 am-4:00 pm
Monday - Tuesday: Closed
Wednesday: 10:00 am-4:00 pm
Thursday: 10:00 am-8:00 pm
Friday - Saturday: 10:00 am-4:00 pm

Nearby Locations

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Nearby Parking

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This place is great for families with kids! There's a cute kids room that's so much fun. I love that it's family friendly. They also offer tons of classes... read more

Upcoming Events

Wonder and Whimsy: The Illustrations of W. Heath Robinson

Delaware Art Museum

March 29, 2017 12:00 AM
Occurs 54 more times through May 21

No Jury, No Prizes: The Society of Independent Artists, 1917–1944

Delaware Art Museum

March 29, 2017 12:00 AM
Occurs 47 more times through May 14

12×12 Student Exhibition

Delaware Art Museum

March 29, 2017 12:00 AM
Occurs 26 more times through Apr 23

Glory of Stories

Delaware Art Museum

March 31, 2017 10:30 AM
Occurs 40 more times through Dec 29

Kids’ Corner Creativity Hours

Delaware Art Museum

April 2, 2017 12:00 PM
Occurs 9 more times through May 28

Sunday Studio

Delaware Art Museum

April 9, 2017 12:00 PM
Occurs 9 more times through Dec 10

Clay Date

Delaware Art Museum

April 14, 2017 7:00 PM
Occurs 9 more times through Dec 8