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Delaware Art Museum

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Address: 2301 Kentmere Parkway, Wilmington, DE 19806
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A collection of American art from 1840 to the present.

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Very nice collection at this local art museum

The sculpture garden caught our attention, and there were some interesting pieces but it was smaller than we expected. It was a beautiful February day and we did enjoy it a lot... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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West Chester, Pennsylvania
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West Chester, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The sculpture garden caught our attention, and there were some interesting pieces but it was smaller than we expected. It was a beautiful February day and we did enjoy it a lot. The giant was worth the trip all by itself, and the kinetic sculpture was shining in the sun and moving in the wind and quite nice. Inside there... More 

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Dover, Delaware
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The Delaware Art Museum can be very proud of their collection of works by regional artists and general collection of American Art. The pre-Raphaelite collection is stunning and world class. Some nice contemporary works as well.

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Baltimore, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I loved this art museum. I went with my elementary and middle school age children. The sculpture garden outside was fun to see and you can walk to the maze that is outside. On Thursday nights and Sundays, they have art activities for kids. There is also a room full of art things and books downstairs. I loved their collection... More 

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Wilmington, Delaware
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I visited the Delaware Art Museum today and it was one of the best tours I’ve been on in a long time. For a local, provincial museum, it has an impressive collection. Pyle’s works and the Pre-Raphaelites are my favorites but I left today with a new favorite, Eleanor of Aquitaine, by Grace Hartigan. More of a history nerd than... More 

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Thank Leone K
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent museum with many fine exhibits. Howard Pyle exhibit is excellent. Good parking, restaurant, sculpture garden. Well worth the money.

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Wilmington, Delaware
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The Delaware Art Museum is the creation of William Bancroft and many other visionaries who once lived in Delaware and had the welfare of the community at heart. It contains the finest collection of pre-Raphaelite paintings outside Great Britain and has important special collections, such as that of John Sloan and Helen Farr Sloan, his widow as well as an... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017

while the center piece is the famous red heads (BRITISH PRE-RAPHAELITES) there is also some good illustrator art and an amazing chihuly flower bridge.

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Rehoboth Beach, Delaware
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

Many exhibits and more rooms than I thought was possible to have under one roof. It was my first time visiting the Delaware Art Museum and it was a great opportunity to spend 90 minutes or so looking at some amazing artwork.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016

We have lived in Baltimore for 33 years and thought we knew the D.C. and Philly museum scene, but today we were delighted to discover this fabulous museum in Wilmington. It has a very interesting collection of early American art including many Sloan and other Ashcan School painters (an amazing Bellows seascape). The current exhibition on American photorealism was outstanding,... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

This is a splendid museum not to miss. Even if one is not an art lover, the building and grounds alone are gorgeous and tranquil. The Howard Pyle collection is breathtaking, as is the Pre-Raphaelite exhibit. There is much here to learn about American history, the development of media and breakthroughs in printmaking. The size is manageable such that one... More 

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