Visitor Information

PLEASE NOTE: American galleries (1, 2, & 3) will be closed for re-installation Tuesday, October 21 through Thursday, November 27. They will re-open to the public on Friday, November 28.

The Delaware Art Museum is a private, not-for-profit arts organization. It is supported by earned and contributed income and is not owned or controlled by the State of Delaware. The Museum is best known for its large collection of British Pre-Raphaelite art, works by Wilmington-native Howard Pyle and fellow American illustrators, and urban landscapes by John Sloan and his circle.

Mission Statement: The Delaware Art Museum connects people to art, offering an inclusive and essential community resource that through its collections, exhibitions, and programs generates creative energy that sustains, enriches, empowers, and inspires.

Contact Us

Phone: 302.571.9590
Toll-free: 866.232.3714
Fax: 302.571.0220

2301 Kentmere Parkway
Wilmington, Delaware 19806

Parking: FREE

Click here to view the Museum’s current gallery map.
Click here to view information about the artwork in the Museum’s Copeland Sculpture Garden.
Click here to view the Museum’s current Newsletter & Studio Catalogue.

Local Restaurants & Directions


Wednesday – Saturday: 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Sunday: Noon – 4:00 p.m.
Monday – Tuesday: Closed

New hours starting January 2015:

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.
Monday and Tuesday: Closed

Select Fridays each month: 6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. Click here for dates.

Holidays: The Delaware Art Museum is closed on New Year’s Day, Independence Day, Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas Day.


Museum admission includes entry into all galleries, including the permanent collection and temporary exhibitions. There is no additional fee for any exhibitions.


Adults: $12.00
Seniors (60+): $10.00
Students (w/valid ID): $6.00
Youth (ages 7-18): $6.00
Children (6 and under): Free
Families (up to 2 adults and 4 youth): $25.00

Specials & Discounts

Museum Members: If you become a Member of the Delaware Art Museum, your admission is free every day. Learn more about becoming a Member.

Free Sundays: Admission to the Museum is free to all visitors on Sundays. The admission fee is waived thanks to support from generous individuals.

Blue Star Museums offers free admission for military families (Memorial Day – Labor Day): The Museum joins 1,500 museums across the country to offer free admission to all active duty military personnel and their families! This program, called Blue Star Museums, is a collaboration among the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families, and the Department of Defense. A valid military ID is required for free admission for up to five family members.

Bank of America and Merrill Lynch cardholders: Take advantage of Bank of America’s Museums on Us program on the first full weekend of every month. Each cardholder gets one free general admission to the Museum. Learn more about the Museums on Us program.

Delaware Art Museum featured in Brandywine Museums & Garden Alliance commercial (60 seconds)

AAA-card AAA Members: Show your card and save $1.00 off your admission.
amtrak_logo Amtrak Passengers: Show your Amtrak ticket stub or Amtrak Guest Rewards Card and save 50% off admission.Travelers to Wilmington: As a sponsor of the Delaware Art Museum and a partner with the Greater Wilmington Convention and Visitors Bureau, Amtrak offers a 30% companion rail fare discount for train travelers coming to Wilmington. Tickets may be purchased only on the Amtrak website. Some holiday blackout dates apply. Click here and scroll down to see the “Amtrak Companion Fare” icon.
whyy_logo_membercard_partner WHYY Members: WHYY Members who show their Membercard may purchase one adult admission and get one free.


The Museum offers public tours every Saturday and Sunday at 2:00 p.m.

Photography Policy

Many of the artworks cannot be photographed due to copyright restrictions. Please ask one of our security staff before taking any pictures. The use of flash, tripods or video cameras is prohibited in the museum without prior permission.

Keeping our artwork safe

Even the lightest touch can damage a work of art. Please do not touch the art. Be careful to keep your hands, bags, bodies and other people accompanying you a safe distance from the artwork. Your great-great-grandchildren will thank you.