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.
The Museum is located at 2301 Kentmere Parkway, Wilmington, Delaware 19806. View Map
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
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 from 10:00 a.m.– 4:00 p.m. on Sundays and on Thursdays from 4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Hours & Contact Info
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
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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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.
On Saturday, September 21, 2019, the Delaware Art Museum will celebrate Museum Day by offering free admission to Museum Day ticket holders. Museum Day brings together museums, zoos & cultural centers from all 50 states and represents a national commitment to access, equality, and inclusion.Museum Day goes beyond getting visitors through museum doors—it acts as a springboard to empower and help advance the hopes and ambitions of the public, particularly school-aged children and those in underrepresented communities. Please download the free admission voucher here prior to Museum Day.
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 valid Saturday, May 18, 2019, Armed Forces Day to Monday, September 2, 2019, 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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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.