Annual Giving

Summer 2018

Thank you for your past support of the Delaware Art Museum! With your help, the Museum has embarked on a new strategic direction to deepen and expand our mission. We’ve achieved so much in our first few months, including:

  • launching a bold Performance Series;
  • hosting exhibitions that interpret our world-class collections in unique and engaging ways;
  • providing admission and studio scholarships to more than 2,200 youth through the Red Apple Fund; and
  • leading the citywide collaboration marking 50 years since the local and national events of 1968 that changed the City of Wilmington and our country.

If you’re like me, you look around our community and notice the positive impact we’re making together. Please know that you made the first leg of our vision possible. Thank you. Will you help us continue our impact by making a gift of $100, $500, or even $1,000 to our Annual Fund today?

Our mission to make art a vital and accessible community resource matters; however, just as the Greater Wilmington arts and culture scene is booming, funding for the arts is declining. Our friends and neighbors want our continued, meaningful presence in their lives and in the lives of their children. We know this to be true.

Last year, attendance exceed 80,000—our highest attendance in a decade. This is proof that people value our work. But we can’t do it alone. We need the support of every person who believes access to great art is worth fighting for—people like you.

I’m so proud to work alongside you as we advance our mission to educate, inspire, and connect more people to art. Thank you for considering a gift $100, $500, or even $1,000 to help us continue our important work. Together, we will ensure that our Museum is a vibrant cultural resource in our community for generations to come.

Sam SweetArtfully yours,


Sam Sweet
Executive Director & CEO

P.S. – Thank you for considering a gift of $100, $500, or even $1,000 today to help us expand and deepen our mission. You can mail a check to the address listed below or click on the donate button to make a secure one-time or reoccurring online gift.


IRA Charitable Rollover Gift: Learn how you can support the Museum with an IRA charitable rollover gift.
Opportunities for Support: 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

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For questions about Annual Giving, please contact:

Molly Giordano
Director of Development & External Affairs