Group Tours

The Delaware Art Museum welcomes adult group visitors by offering discounted admission rates for groups of 20 or more. Guided tours are available by reservation and last approximately one hour. Due to high demand for guided tours, reservations should be made at least four weeks in advance.

Hours for Guided Tours
Tuesday, 10:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Wednesday through Saturday, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Sunday, noon to 4:00 p.m.

Group Admission Rates for both Guided and Self Guided Tours (20 or more)
$10 Adults
$8 Seniors
$5 College Students

For reservations, click here or contact Cynthia Smith, Group Tour Coordinator, at 302.351.8514 or via e-mail at csmith@delart.org.

Guided Tour Topics

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Guided Tours last approximately one hour. Tour topics include:

Collection Highlights
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.

Theme Tours

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Blast from the Past
    Join us for a colorful journey through 100 years of art, pop culture, and history on a guided tour.

British Pre-Raphaelites
The Pre-Raphaelites, who first gathered in London in 1848, 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 Delaware Art 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. The Museum also displays a number of works by Pyle’s students, including N. C. Wyeth and Maxfield Parrish, and other famous illustrators.

Contemporary Painting & Sculpture
From the American Scene to Abstract Expressionism and Pop Art to Postmodernism, the Museum features American masterpieces produced over the past several decades by major artists such as Edward Hopper, Jacob Lawrence, Robert Motherwell, Louis Nevelson, and Dale Chihuly. Outside, visitors can experience important contemporary sculptors created by artists such as Tom Otterness and George Rickey in the region’s first Sculpture Garden.

Special Exhibitions
The Delaware Art Museum presents three to four major traveling exhibitions each year for a limited time. Please click here for our schedule of upcoming exhibitions.

Group Menu Options

A private meal in East Court, an elegant museum setting, can be arranged for those groups numbering 20 or more. Menu options include Gourmet Lunches, Afternoon Tea Buffet, Fondue Reception or Mediterranean Tasting. Click here to download the menu.

To make reservations for a private meal in East Court or to purchase vouchers for the museum cafe, please contact Cynthia Smith, Group Tour Coordinator, at 302.351.8514 or via e-mail at csmith@delart.org.

Pricing for Menu Options:

Tour and meal package  Adult Student
Guided Tour + Boxed Lunch $26.00 per person $23.00 per person
Guided Tour + Buffet Lunch $33.00 per person n/a
Guided Tour + Afternoon Tea Buffet $33.00 per person n/a
Guided Tour + Fondue Reception $26.00 per person n/a
Guided Tour + Mediterranean Tasting $26.00 per person n/a
Guided Tour + Soup and Salad $26.00 per person n/a
Café Voucher ($10.00 value) $9 per person $9 per person

Suggested Group Tour Packages and Itineraries

Click one of the following for a suggested group tour package or itinerary.

Other Brandywine Valley Attractions

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.

See Suggested Group Tour Packages and Itineraries to plan group tour visits to a variety of these Brandywine Valley attractions.

Curator Talks

Enhance your group’s experience with an exclusive Curator Talk by one of the Delaware Art museum’s resident experts. Click here to download flyer.

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.

Handicap Access

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.

Group Tours Registration

If you would like to register your group for a tour, click here for our online registration form.

Group Tours Mailing List

If you would like to be added to the Museum’s group tour mailing list, click here.