Annual Giving

Thanks to steadfast supporters like you, the Delaware Art Museum is experiencing an upswing. Over the last year, visitation has increased by 14 percent, Membership by five percent, and the number of donors by more than 30 percent.

This success stems from the Museum’s refreshed focus on its mission. Our staff, Trustees, and dedicated volunteers are working harder than ever to create programming, events, and exhibitions that connect people to art—and to each other. In times of uncertainty, art is more important than ever. It brings a community together by fostering dialogue across cultures, instills creativity and wonder in our children, and provides space for respite and reflection.

The Museum is committed to this new focus. But you don’t have to just take my word for it. Your past support has made the following possible:

  • Increased visitation hours to meet the needs of working professionals and families
  • Hosted vibrant community-focused exhibitions, such as Dream Streets and Our America
  • Kicked off the Connected Series with four inaugural events that were created by the community, for the community
  • Debuted Storyteller-in-Residence, a free program for preschool-age children
  • Tripled the number of Red Apple scholarships for local schools
  • Added thousands of new works of art to our publically accessible digital database

Generous gifts from donors like you directly support the programs, exhibitions, and initiatives listed above.  If you value this work I ask that you consider making a tax-deductible gift of $50, $100, or $200 to the Museum’s Annual Fund today. Click the Donate button on our website to make a safe and secure gift online.

Thank you for demonstrating your commitment to the Delaware Art Museum by considering a generous gift today. Exciting new exhibitions, programs, and initiatives are only possible with support from people like you.



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.

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For questions about Annual Giving, please contact:

Molly Giordano
Director of Development & Marketing