Annual Giving

Do you support art in your community? Become our partner in advocating for art and culture. Give to Delaware Art Museum now and your gift will immediately be put to work inspiring people of all ages.

We are a first-rate community museum, but we need your help to keep us that way.

We’re counting on you to make your tax-deductible gift right now. Here are just a few of the extraordinary things we can do with your help:

  • Support the 2015 exhibition schedule which includes photographs of dogs by Elliott Erwitt; a look back at two decades of Wilmington’s art scene; and the first-ever retrospective of Pre-Raphaelite artist Maria Spartali Stillman;
  • Increase the Museum’s hours to better serve the needs of our Members and visitors;
  • Expose more children to the joys of art through school and library visits;
  • Connect our youngest visitors to art by revitalizing and reimagining Kids’ Corner, the Museum’s family-friendly education space;
  • Strengthen our popular Art is Social series, which engages new audiences with the Museum’s collection;
  • And make all 12,500 works in the Museum’s collection accessible through an online searchable database.

It’s convenient, fast, and secure to give online. Click below to give now.

DONATE

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.

Adopt-A-Book  

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 Margaret Matteson at 302.351.8526 or send a check, made payable to the Delaware Art Museum, along with the book’s title to:

Adopt-A-Book
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

302.351.8515
mgiordano@delart.org