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Delaware Art Museum

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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.

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Upcoming Events

Louis Comfort Tiffany: Treasures from the Driehaus Collection

Delaware Art Museum

November 25, 2020 10:00 AM
Occurs 35 more times through Jan 10

Fantasy and the Medieval Past

Delaware Art Museum

November 25, 2020 10:00 AM
Occurs 50 more times through Jan 31

Public Tours: Museum Highlights

Delaware Art Museum

November 28, 2020 1:00 PM
Occurs 10 more times through Dec 27

Public Tours: Special Exhibition

Delaware Art Museum

November 28, 2020 2:00 PM
Occurs 10 more times through Dec 27

Art is Tasty Virtual Edition

Online

December 4, 2020 12:00 PM

Family 2nd Sundays

Delaware Art Museum

December 13, 2020 10:00 AM