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Delaware Art Museum, Wilmington

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4.5/5 based on 140 reviews on the web
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  • We were visiting the area primarily to see the local world class gardens, but rain and windy weather discouraged us from spending time out of doors so the Art museum moved to number one spot. No one i...  read more »
  • This small, privately supported museum is in a leafy suburb of Wilmington, near the Brandywine River. It is very well designed and laid out in a modern building with a sculpture garden. Highlights are...  read more »
  • Medium sized museum started to contain Howard Pyle's illustrations. Lovely outdoor sculpture garden and labyrinth. My husband remembered so many of the illustrations from his childhood books of pirate...  read more »
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
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