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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

Happy Hours

Delaware Art Museum

July 16, 2020 5:00 PM
Occurs 9 more times through Sep 10

Public Tours: Museum Highlights

Delaware Art Museum

July 18, 2020 1:00 PM
Occurs 48 more times through Dec 27

Public Tours: Special Exhibition

Delaware Art Museum

July 18, 2020 2:00 PM
Occurs 48 more times through Dec 27

Summer Art Camp - Around the World

Delaware Art Museum

July 20, 2020 9:00 AM
Occurs 10 more times through Jul 31

Art Camp: Intro to Graphic Design for Teens (Virtual Camp)

Delaware Art Museum

July 27, 2020 1:00 PM
Occurs 5 more times through Jul 31

TEMP. CLOSED: Delart Readers: Book Club

Delaware Art Museum

July 30, 2020 6:00 PM
Occurs 4 more times through Oct 29

SUMMER ART CAMP - CARTOON CREATIONS

Delaware Art Museum

August 3, 2020 9:00 AM
Occurs 10 more times through Aug 14

Art is Tasty

TEMP. CLOSED: Thronson Cafe at the Delaware Art Museum

August 7, 2020 12:00 PM
Occurs 5 more times through Dec 4

Art is Tasty Virtual Edition

Online

August 7, 2020 12:00 PM
Occurs 5 more times through Dec 4