Visitor Information

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.


As part of ongoing efforts to update the City’s sewer infrastructure, A-DEL Construction Company under contract to the City of Wilmington Water Division will construct drainage improvements along and near Kentmere Parkway. Detours to the Museum will be available for visitors. Please follow road signage and check our website before your visit.

The following locations are expected to have street closures in July:

  • Union Street southbound lane, from Kentmere Parkway westbound to Kentmere eastbound
  • 2000 and 2100 blocks Kentmere Parkway westbound (Delaware Art Museum side), from Union Street/Foster Place to Bancroft Parkway
  • Closed starting 7/13: 2200 block Kentmere Parkway westbound (Delaware Art Museum side), from Bancroft Parkway to Wood Road

PHASE 2: Mid-May to late June

Expected Street Closures:

  • Kentmere Parkway westbound (Delaware Art Museum side), from Union Street/Foster Place to Wood Road
  • A portion of Grant Avenue from Kentmere Parkway toward Field Road
  • Detour Route: South on Union Street, west on Delaware Avenue, north on Woodlawn Avenue, back to Kentmere Parkway at the Shallcross Avenue intersection

More information:


There will no parking allowed on the main driveway starting today until the construction in front of building is finished. Beginning July 27, traffic for Wood Road will be using the main driveway as a through way. This will be considered a tow-away zone by the construction company.

View the Museum’s current gallery map.
View information about the artwork in the Museum’s Copeland Sculpture Garden.
View the Museum’s current Newsletter & Studio Catalogue.

Phone: 302.571.9590
Toll-free: 866.232.3714
Fax: 302.571.0220

Click here for more contact information.

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.

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 is FREE at the Museum.

View map of local restaurants.
View PDF of local restaurants and directions.


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

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 & Museum Store

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.

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.

Specials & Discounts

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

Free Sundays: Admission is free all day Sunday and Thursdays from 4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. thanks to support from generous individuals.

Free Museum admission for city, state, and county employees: In celebration of Dream Streets: Art in Wilmington 1970–1990, the Museum is offering FREE general admission to all State of Delaware, New Castle County, Kent County, Sussex County, and City of Wilmington employees throughout the entire month of August! Please show your city, county, or state ID to receive admission. (Offer good for one admission per person. Special events and Studio Art Classes or Workshops do not apply).

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.

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

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