Annual Giving

In December 2014, the Museum’s staff and Trustees decided that if we truly want to be a community museum we must do more. New special events. Longer visitation hours. More outreach and support to schools and overworked teachers. To achieve this, we created a nine-point plan outlining the key projects we’d complete in 2015 and 2016, which you can review here.

I’m thrilled to report that we’ve made extraordinary progress. With the help of a group of generous donors who made contributions to fund these specific initiatives, we’ve either begun work or are in the process of completing each of the nine projects.

We’re delighted with what we’ve accomplished so far, but we also know that our work has only just begun. With our community in mind, the staff, Trustees, and our dedicated volunteers are committed to building stronger relationships with everyone from Museum Members to Museum neighbors and from nonprofit partners to local schools. Here are just a few things you can expect to see more of over the next year:

  • Impressive exhibitions that appeal to both current supporters and new audiences, such as the traveling Smithsonian show Our America: The Latino Presence in American Art
  • More special events and Member travel opportunities
  • Additional resources and support for schools and teachers, such as last summer’s “Evening for Educators”
  • More opportunities for our nonprofit partners and local creative professionals to utilize the Museum as an event and gathering space through the Connected Series
  • A robust class of new Docents and volunteers

I hope you are as energized about the future of the Delaware Art Museum as the staff and Trustees are. It is also my hope that you will consider a gift to demonstrate your support for the Museum. At this critical moment in our history, we need your help more than ever to grow and thrive. A tax-deductible gift of $50, $100, or $250 will directly support the plans outlined in this letter.

The Delaware Art Museum belongs to the community.  Every program and exhibition is created with people like you in mind. In turn, those activities are only possible with community support. I can’t thank you enough for keeping the Museum alive. On behalf of everyone who loves and cherishes the Museum, thank you for investing in us!

Warm Regards,


Michael R. Miller
Chief Executive Officer


Click here to learn more about how you can support the Delaware Art Museum.

You may mail your gift to:

Molly Giordano
Delaware Art Museum
2301 Kentmere Parkway
Wilmington, DE 19806

Special recognition opportunities

Sculpture Garden Tree

Select trees in the Museum’s Copeland Sculpture Garden are still available for sponsorship.  Your thoughtful gift will be honored with a plaque in front of your chosen tree. Sponsoring a tree is a meaningful tribute to your friends and family. Magnolia trees along the lovely walk from the parking lot to the Museum’s main entrance may be sponsored with a gift of $1,500, and the stunning Pin Oak trees which create a graceful allée on the Museum’s drive can be sponsored with a gift of $10,000 or more.


The Museum’s Helen Farr Sloan Library & Archives is asking supporters to sponsor books for adoption. Donors who pay the cost of a book will be identified with a bookplate. The following titles are available for adoption:

Painting (Whitechapel Documents of Contemporary Art): $15.00
The First Pop Age: Painting and Subjectivity in the Art of Hamilton, Lichtenstein, Warhol, Richter, and Ruscha: $20.00
Realism, Writing, Disfiguration: On Thomas Eakins and Stephen Crane: $30.00
Playing It Straight: Art and Humor in the Gilded Age: $45.00
John Singer Sargent: The Early Portraits (The Complete Paintings, Volume I): $50.00
The Oxford Companion to the Book: $300.00

To sponsor a book and make a contribution to the Helen Farr Sloan Library & Archives, please call Heather Morrissey at 302.351.8526 or send a check, made payable to the Delaware Art Museum, along with the book’s title to:

Delaware Art Museum
2301 Kentmere Parkway
Wilmington, DE 19806


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Donor Policies

The Delaware Art Museum publishes policies that outline our relationship with donors.
View our Donor Relations Policy.

Learn More

For questions about Annual Giving, please contact:

Molly Giordano
Director of Development & Marketing