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Delaware Art Museum

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The Delaware Art Museum was founded in 1912 for the purpose of preserving and exhibiting the art of Wilmington-native Howard Pyle, who filled his riveting illustrations with drama and emotion. The Museum's collection later grew to include works by Pyle's students, including N.C. Wyeth and Maxfield Parrish; Ashcan School artist John Sloan and his circle; and additional highlights of American art from the 19th century to present, including masterpieces by Raphaelle Peale, Edward Hopper, and Dale Chihuly. The Delaware Art Museum also holds the largest collection of British Pre-Raphaelite art outside the United Kingdom. The Pre-Raphaelites rejected the conventions of their time and turned for inspiration to the art of the Middle Ages--the time "before Raphael"--and their subjects were drawn primarily from literature. Outside, the Museum offers Delaware's only Sculpture Garden, filled with works by important contemporary sculptors, and a labyrinth.

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Upcoming Events

Layered Abstraction: Margo Allman & Helen Mason Virtual Tour

Online

May 25, 2020 12:00 AM
Occurs 37 more times through Jun 30

TEMP. CLOSED: Delart Readers: Book Club

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May 28, 2020 6:00 PM
Occurs 6 more times through Oct 29

Art is Tasty

TEMP. CLOSED: Thronson Cafe at the Delaware Art Museum

June 5, 2020 12:00 PM
Occurs 7 more times through Dec 4

SUMMER ART CAMP - SCULPTURE MANIA

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June 15, 2020 9:00 AM
Occurs 5 more times through Jun 19

Summer Art Camp - Animal Tails

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June 22, 2020 9:00 AM
Occurs 10 more times through Jul 3

Public Tours: Museum Highlights

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July 5, 2020 1:00 PM
Occurs 51 more times through Dec 27

Public Tours: Special Exhibition

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July 5, 2020 2:00 PM
Occurs 51 more times through Dec 27

SUMMER ART CAMP - MAKE YOUR OWN COMIC BOOK

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July 6, 2020 9:00 AM
Occurs 5 more times through Jul 10

SUMMER ART CAMP - JUNK TO GEMS

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July 6, 2020 9:00 AM
Occurs 10 more times through Jul 17

Summer rt Camp - Teen Printmaking

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July 13, 2020 9:00 AM
Occurs 5 more times through Jul 17

Summer Art Camp - Portfolio Prep

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July 20, 2020 9:00 AM
Occurs 5 more times through Jul 24