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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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Calendar of Events
May 3 - Aug 10Transitions: The Brandywine Photo Collective
Jun 14 - Sep 21Retro active: Performance Art from 1964-1987
Jul 12 - Sep 21Performance Now
Aug 1 - Aug 29Glory of Stories
Aug 1 - Dec 5Art is Tasty
Aug 8 - Dec 12Art is After Dark

Hours
Effective January 1, 2009:
Wednesday – Saturday: 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Sunday: Noon – 4:00 p.m.
Monday – Tuesday: Closed

Admission
Admission (effective January 1, 2009)

Museum admission includes entry into all galleries, including the permanent collection and temporary exhibitions. There is NO additional fee for any exhibitions.

Free Admission
Museum Members: Free admission every day
Sundays: Free* admission all day
*Museum admission is waived every Sunday thanks to major corporate sponsorship from AstraZeneca.

Paid Admission (Wednesday – Saturday for Non-Members)
Adults: $12.00
Seniors (60+): $10.00
Students (w/valid ID): $6.00
Youth (ages 7-18): $6.00
Children (6 and under): Free
Families (up to 2 adults and 4 youth): $25

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Visitor Information

Delaware Art Museum
2301 Kentmere Parkway
Wilmington, DE 19806
302-571-9590 phone

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Directions & Parking
Directions from I-95: Traveling Northbound: In Delaware, take Exit 7 (Delaware Ave). From the exit ramp, turn left at the fourth light onto Delaware Ave. Follow Delaware Ave. to N. Bancroft Pkwy. Turn right onto N. Bancroft. Next, turn left onto Kentmere Pkwy. The Museum will be on your right. Traveling Southbound: In Delaware, take Exit 7B (Delaware Ave). From the exit ramp, turn right at the first light onto Delaware Ave. Follow Delaware Ave. to N. Bancroft Pkwy. Turn right onto N. Bancroft. Next, turn left onto Kentmere Pkwy. The Museum will be on your right. Directions from the North on RTE 202: Take RTE 202 South toward Wilmington. Exit at Augustine Cut-off (Just before the I-95 exit). Follow Augustine Cut-off untill it ends at Lovering Ave. Turn right on Lovering Ave. Make a slight right from Lovering Ave onto Kentmere Parkway. The Museum is on the right. Directions from the Delaware Memorial Bridge: Merge onto I-95 N/US-202 N via the exit on the left toward Wilmington. Take Exit 7 (Delaware Ave). From the exit ramp, turn left at the fourth light onto Delaware Ave. Follow Delaware Ave. to N. Bancroft Pkwy. Turn right onto N. Bancroft. Next, turn left onto Kentmere Pkwy. The Museum will be on your right. Ample free parking on Museum's property.



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