Guided tours are available by reservation for groups of 10 or more. Four weeks advance notice is recommended.
Hours for Guided Tours
Tuesday: 10:00 a.m .– 12:30 p.m.
Wednesday: 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Thursday: 10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Friday and Saturday: 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Sunday: 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Group Admission Rates for both Guided and Self Guided Tours
$5 College Students
For reservations, click the link below or contact:
Group Tour Coordinator
302.351.8514 or 866.232.3714
Guided Tour Topics
Guided Tours last approximately one hour. Tour topics include:
View a selection of masterpieces from the Delaware Art Museum’s permanent collection, which includes American art and illustration from the 19th century to the present and the British Pre-Raphaelite movement of the mid-19th century.
The Pre-Raphaelites rejected the conventions of their day and focused on the past, particularly the Middle Ages—the time “before Raphael.” Their subjects were drawn primarily from literature, including Shakespeare, the Bible, and Arthurian legend. The museum’s collection of Pre-Raphaelite art is the largest outside the United Kingdom.
Howard Pyle & American Illustration
Howard Pyle filled his riveting illustrations with drama and emotion, and his iconic pirates serve as the inspiration for pirates in popular culture to this day. A number of works by Pyle’s students, including N. C. Wyeth and Maxfield Parrish, and other famous illustrators are also on display.
Contemporary Painting & Sculpture
From the American Scene to Abstract Expressionism and Pop Art to Postmodernism, the Museum features American masterpieces by major artists such as Edward Hopper, Jacob Lawrence, Robert Motherwell, Louis Nevelson, and Dale Chihuly. Outside, contemporary sculptures can be experienced in the region’s first Sculpture Garden.
Love, Lies & Oil Paint
View stunning artworks as one of our expert docents reveals the intriguing stories of romance, treachery and deceit that run through the paintings in the museum’s collection. Learn more.
Curses, Spells and other Bewitching Tales
Explore dark and enchanting tales on this tour of the museum’s collection. Discover beautiful sirens, medieval spells, cursed pirates and witches who are the subject of folklore and legend. Learn more.
The Delaware Art Museum presents three to four major traveling exhibitions each year for a limited time. Learn more.
Enhance your group’s experience with an exclusive Curator Talk by one of the Delaware Art museum’s resident experts. Learn more.
Group Menu Options
Enjoy an elegant meal in East Court, a museum setting, for groups numbering 20 or more.
Click here for detailed menu.
|Buffet Lunch||$25 per person|
|Afternoon Tea Buffet||$25 per person|
|Fondue Reception||$18 per person|
|Mediterranean Tasting||$18 per person|
|Soup and Salad||$18 per person|
|Café Voucher ($10.00 value)||$9 per person|
Suggested Group Tour Packages and Itineraries
Just 30 miles south of Philadelphia, the Delaware Art Museum is only minutes away from Longwood Gardens, Winterthur Museum & Country Estate, Hagley Museum & Library. Brandywine River Museum and Nemours Mansion and Gardens.
Click one of the following for a group tour package or itinerary.
|One Day Packages:||Includes:|
|Fine Art and High Tea||High Tea at the Hotel DuPont and the Delaware Art Museum|
|Art & Flowers||Longwood Gardens and the Delaware Art Museum|
|Master Artists of the Brandywine Valley||Brandywine River Museum and the Delaware Art Museum|
|Art and Gunpowder!||Hagley Museum and the Delaware Art Museum|
|One Day Itineraries of the Brandywine Valley|
|Two Day Itinerary – A Culinary Tour of Delaware|
The Delaware Art Museum is completely handicap accessible. Wheelchairs and folding stools are available upon request. Seating is available throughout the museum in both the exhibits as well as the public areas.
Tours during Non-Museum Hours
Groups may visit during our closed hours by special appointment. A Museum Rental Fee will be charged and is based upon the size of the group and the museum space that is used.