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Delaware Art Museum

2301 Kentmere Parkway
Wilmington, DE 19806
302.571.9590

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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Upcoming Events

Danny Lyon: Memories of the Southern Civil Rights Movement

Delaware Art Museum

August 22, 2018 12:00 AM
Occurs 15 more times through Sep 9

Happy Hours

Delaware Art Museum

August 23, 2018 5:00 PM
Occurs 6 more times through Sep 27

Glory of Stories

Delaware Art Museum

August 24, 2018 10:30 AM
Occurs 19 more times through Dec 28

Art is Tasty

Delaware Art Museum

September 7, 2018 12:00 PM
Occurs 4 more times through Dec 7

Gifts from the Hotel du Pont Collection

Delaware Art Museum

September 8, 2018 10:00 AM
Occurs 92 more times through Jan 13