Visitor Information

Gallery Closures:  Gallery 15 (John Sloan and the Eight & American Modernism) will be closed January 7 – 18. Gallery 16 (Special Exhibition) will be closed January 14 – 18.

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.

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 or outside sculptures. 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.

Gallery Map (PDF) Updated 10/2/2018
Copeland Sculpture Garden Map and Visitor Guide (PDF)
Museum Newsletter & Studio Catalogue – Fall 2018 (PDF)
Museum Newsletter & Studio Catalogue – Winter 2018-19 (PDF)

Phone: 302.571.9590
Toll-free: 866.232.3714
Fax: 302.571.0220

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Location & Hours

2301 Kentmere Parkway
Wilmington, Delaware 19806
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Wednesday: 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Thursday: 10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Friday – Sunday: 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Monday and Tuesday: Closed

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

Parking: Our convenient and FREE on-site parking is located just behind the museum and is accessible from the main entrance on Kentmere Parkway.

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

Museum Members: FREE
Family (up to 2 adults & 4 children): $25
Adults: $12
Seniors (60+): $10
Students (w/valid ID): $6
Youth (ages 7 – 18): $6
Children 6 and under: Free

Personal Care Attendants of guests with disabilities are admitted to the Museum free of charge.

Free Sundays Presented by DuPont. Admission is free Thursdays from 4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. thanks to support from generous individuals.

Public Tours

The Museum offers public tours every Saturday and Sunday at 1:00 p.m. and 2:00 p.m. Learn more.

Thronson Café

At the Thronson Café, our culinary team prepares light fare and gourmet coffee. Seating in the Café provides a bright and airy view of the Copeland Sculpture Garden. Free Wi-Fi is available. Learn more.


Wednesday: 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Thursday: 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.*
Friday and Saturday: 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Sunday: 10:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Monday and Tuesday: Closed

Museum Store

The Museum Store offers a wide variety of treasures, including books, prints, jewelry, and an exclusive collection of art glass. Cards, vases, textiles, and designer items make perfect gifts. Exhibition catalogs and posters allow you to take a piece of the Museum home with you. Learn more.


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

Specials & Discounts

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

Free Thursday Evenings and Sundays: Admission is free Thursdays from 4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. and Sundays 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. thanks to support from generous individuals.

Veterans Day Discount: Admission is free for all veterans and active military on Veterans Day.

Blue Star Museums offers free admission for military families: 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. Offer only valid  Memorial Day through Labor Day.

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.

AAA Members: Show your card and save $1.00 off your admission.

WHYY Members: WHYY Members who show their Membercard may purchase one adult admission and get one free.

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