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Delaware Art Museum, Wilmington

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  • This was a delightful way to spend on a day when the weather was not the greatest. It's a beautiful museum and not overwhelming. The only thing I didn’t like were the security guards walking around at...  more »
  • The Delaware Art Museum is well designed and the permanent exhibits are thoughtfully hung. It has a nice sampling of American artists-- from the cohorts of Robert Henri and John Sloan, to the Pre-Raph...  more »
  • 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 th...  more »
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  • Just leaving the Delaware Art Museum is the "Our America/Nuestra América" exhibition of Latin American art; remaining is the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood collection which makes this place worth a visit.
  • The Delaware Art Museum has the largest collection of Pre-Raphaelite art outside the U.K. and it is exquisite. Dante Rossetti's unfinished work, "Found," which he considered one of his most important, is on display. The museum hosts other collections and is small enough to be enjoyed in one visit. The grounds are beautiful as well. If you love the Pre-Raphelites you have to visit this museum.
  • An amazing small museum that has impressive collections. Good specialization and comprehensive exhibits. Children room is lacking but a major expansion has been announced. Good sculpture garden.
  • We did a day trip from DC over the weekend. At the time of our visit, there were street closures surrounding the museum. While there are detour signs, there was no clear way to access the museum--there was a single sign that said "Art Museum". After calling the museum and getting a less than helpful response to take Bancroft "straight through," we circled back to the street and realized our error. The reason for the confusion was due to a "Road Closed" sign that was placed on one side of Bancroft Parkway (a two-lane road in a residential area), leading us to believe that the entire street was closed. However, if you continued onto the unpaved road, you will be able to reach the museum. Admission to the museum is $12 and parking is free. For art aficionados, the lure is their collection of Pre-Raphaelite art, and early 19th century American illustrator Howard Pyle. Don't miss the murals of Howard Pyle, which are on display until the end of December. Truly beautiful and one of my favorite parts of our experience. We were able to view the entirety of the museum in about 2-2.5 hours, but there are public tours available at 1 and 2 pm. Having visited all the Smithsonian art galleries as well as the DIA and the MET, I appreciated the intimacy of a smaller space and the ability to view the art without feeling like you're on top of other patrons. We were able to view everything at a relaxed pace. A hidden gem in Wilmington.
  • This is an excellent small museum with one of the best illustration collections I've seen. It also features a well executed sculpture garden. I was glad I took the time to visit, I will return and I recommend it as a museum that others should visit.