A message from the Delaware Art Museum:
For the last twelve weeks, the Museum has provided a wide range of virtual offerings, including art chats, musical performances, art workshops, and a virtual bookstore to help keep our loyal Members and friends engaged with art during the shutdown. Now, with Governor Carney easing restrictions and Delaware entering Phase 2 of its reopening plan, the Museum will once again be able to connect people with art in person. We are thrilled to share we will reopen our doors to our Museum Members beginning Wednesday, July 1, 2020, and will reopen to the full public beginning Wednesday, July 15, 2020.
We will reopen to our loyal Members to provide you with the first opportunity to visit Layered Abstraction: Margo Allman & Helen Mason, which was scheduled to open just after we closed to the public, and Julio daCunha: Modernizing Myths, which opened just prior to the shutdown. Our initial opening being exclusively for Members is an enhanced safety precaution, limiting our capacity and, as our Members enjoy complimentary admission every day, limiting the need for hand-to-hand transactions. We will also suspend cash transactions until further notice.
Following the state’s guidelines for the Art and Culture industry, the Museum will also implement the following safety procedures:
- Guests, volunteers, and staff must wear cloth face coverings
- Maps and brochures will be available electronically
- Plexiglas barriers will be installed at the front desk and in the Museum Store registers
- Guests must practice safe social distancing and maintain a 6 feet radius between families
- Number of guests in galleries may be limited to enable adequate distancing at all times.
- Bags and coat checks will not be permitted
- Café service and use of water fountains/refill stations will be suspended until further notice
- Guests not feeling well or that have come in contact with someone testing positive in the last 14 days, are asked to stay home
The Museum wants all of its guests to feel safe and welcome to enjoy the art, so it is of the utmost importance that guests comply with these guidelines. We look forward to seeing you once again!
To enjoy early access, we welcome non-Member guests to join the Museum via our website or by calling the Museum during open hours before your visit. Please show your Membership confirmation on your phone to the Museum Associate at the front desk.
In addition, visitors who present an active Bank of America®, Merrill® (formerly Merrill Lynch®), or Bank of America Private Bank® (Formerly U.S. Trust®) branded debit or credit card–physical or electronic/digital card–and an active, valid photo ID will enjoy one free general admission to the Museum on July 5 and on the first full weekend of each subsequent month.
About the Delaware Art Museum
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.
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
Students (w/valid ID): $7
Youth (ages 7 – 18): $6
Children 6 and under: FREE
Free Sundays Presented by DuPont. Admission is free on Sundays and after 4:00 p.m. on Thursdays from April to December.
Hours & Contact Info
Wednesday: 10 am – 4 pm
Thursday: 10 am – 8 pm
(4 pm closing from January – March)
Friday – Sunday: 10 am – 4 pm
Monday and Tuesday: Closed
Parking: Our convenient and FREE on-site parking is located just behind the museum and is accessible from the main entrance on Kentmere Parkway.
The Museum is located at 2301 Kentmere Parkway, Wilmington, Delaware 19806. View Map
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Eat & Shop
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.
- 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:Free Sundays Presented by DuPont. Admission is free on Sundays and after 4:00 p.m. on Thursdays from April to December.
- Personal Care Attendants of guests with disabilities are admitted to the Museum free of charge.
- 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.
- 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 Member card may purchase one adult admission and get one free.
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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.