Delaware Art Museum

The Delaware Art Museum houses an internationally acclaimed collection of American art and illustration that spans more than two hundred years, from the early 19th century to the present. It is also home to the largest Pre-Raphaelite collection outside of the United Kingdom, as well as the Copeland Sculpture Garden. Visitors can enjoy works by one of America’s most popular illustrators and storytellers, Howard Pyle. Guests can also view the urban landscapes of New York City among more than 2,600 works of art by John Sloan. Hands-on art activities are available for a variety of grade levels following themed tours. Guided Tours with a Twist weave artwork subjects with intriguing, dramatic legends that will keep guests enthralled during exploration of the museum galleries.

contact info

Hrs: Tues. 10AM-12:30PM, Wed.-Fri., 10AM-3PM.

Schools

The Delaware Art Museum has guided tours of its permanent collection, divided into various themes according to educational level. Teachers can customize the tour to present specific works, artists, or styles of art. Theme tours let groups discuss different genres and individual works of art, and allow students to develop their visual literacy by responding to works of art in writing or by creating their own projects in the studio.

supports classroom learning in:
Art, Social Studies.

topics covered:
American art, American history, Contemporary art, Expressionism, Impressionism, Industrial Revolution, Painting, Renaissance, Sculpture.

contact info
Name: Cynthia Smith
Phone: 302-351-8514
Email: csmith@delart.org

TRIP INFO

Grade Level: All Grades Group Size: 10 min., 50 max. Program Type: Self-Guided Tours, Guided Tours, Self-Guided Activities, Guided Activities. Recomm. Length of Visit: Varies, 1-2 hours. Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: Varies, 10:2.Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: Varies, 10:2.Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: Varies, 10:2. Registration: Online, Phone, Email. Food Options: Bring your own, Outdoor seating. Cost: Fee Title I or Financial Support: Yes Accessible To: PD, VI, HI, LD, ASD.

Art Museum Lesson Plan

FUN FACTS

– Vincent Van Gogh created over 2,000 works during his lifetime. However, he was only ever able to sell one of his paintings while he was alive.

– Leonardo Da Vinci was left-handed. He took notes from right-to-left instead of the English language standard left-to-right.

– Pablo Picasso was arrested and questioned regarding the theft of Mona Lisa in 1911. He was released without being charged.

– In late 1961, Henri Matisse’s painting “Le Bateau” was hung upside down at the Museum of Modern Art in New York for 46 days before anyone noticed.

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Delaware Art Museum

The Delaware Art Museum houses an internationally acclaimed collection of American art and illustration that spans more than two hundred years, from the early 19th century to the present. It is also home to the largest Pre-Raphaelite collection outside of the United Kingdom, as well as the Copeland Sculpture Garden. Visitors can enjoy works by one of America’s most popular illustrators and storytellers, Howard Pyle. Guests can also view the urban landscapes of New York City among more than 2,600 works of art by John Sloan. Hands-on art activities are available for a variety of grade levels following themed tours. Guided Tours with a Twist weave artwork subjects with intriguing, dramatic legends that will keep guests enthralled during exploration of the museum galleries.

contact info

Hrs: Tues. 10AM-12:30PM, Wed.-Fri., 10AM-3PM.

Scouts

Scouts can explore the museum’s extensive collection of American art via group tours. The collection at the Delaware Art Museum spans from the early 19th century to Early American Modernism, Abstraction, and Postmodernism. One guided tour topic is Collection Highlights, which features a selection of masterpieces from the permanent collection. Other guided tour topics feature the literature-inspired works of British Pre-Raphaelite art and the dramatic illustrations of Howard Pyle, among other American illustrators. A scout group trip to the Delaware Art Museum meets requirements for the Art merit badge.

supports scout badges in:
Art, Social Studies.

topics covered:
American Heritage, Art, Photography, Sculpture, Visual Arts.

contact info
Name: Cynthia Smith
Phone: 302-351-8514
Email: csmith@delart.org

TRIP INFO

Grade Level: All Grades Group Size: 10 min., 50 max. Program Type: Day Trips, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Tours, Self-Guided Activities, Guided Activities. Recomm. Length of Visit: Varies, 1-3 hours. Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: Varies, 10:2.Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: Varies, 10:2.Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: Varies, 10:2. Registration: Online, Phone, Email. Food Options: Bring your own, Available for purchase, Indoor and outdoor seating, Food, Snacks, Beverages, Catering. Cost: Fee Accessible To: PD, VI, HI, LD, ASD.

Art Museum Lesson Plan

FUN FACTS

– Vincent Van Gogh created over 2,000 works during his lifetime. However, he was only ever able to sell one of his paintings while he was alive.

– Leonardo Da Vinci was left-handed. He took notes from right-to-left instead of the English language standard left-to-right.

– Pablo Picasso was arrested and questioned regarding the theft of Mona Lisa in 1911. He was released without being charged.

– In late 1961, Henri Matisse’s painting “Le Bateau” was hung upside down at the Museum of Modern Art in New York for 46 days before anyone noticed.

View Lesson Plan>>

Delaware Art Museum

The Delaware Art Museum houses an internationally acclaimed collection of American art and illustration that spans more than two hundred years, from the early 19th century to the present. It is also home to the largest Pre-Raphaelite collection outside of the United Kingdom, as well as the Copeland Sculpture Garden. Visitors can enjoy works by one of America’s most popular illustrators and storytellers, Howard Pyle. Guests can also view the urban landscapes of New York City among more than 2,600 works of art by John Sloan. Hands-on art activities are available for a variety of grade levels following themed tours. Guided Tours with a Twist weave artwork subjects with intriguing, dramatic legends that will keep guests enthralled during exploration of the museum galleries.

contact info

Hrs: Tues. 10AM-12:30PM, Wed.-Fri., 10AM-3PM.

Camp

The Delaware Art Museum features guided group tours of its permanent collections and allows self-guided tours that can include the museum’s temporary exhibitions. Ever-changing traveling exhibitions offer the opportunity to become familiar with a wide variety of artists and artistic movements. Campers can view pieces of art outside in the Copeland Sculpture Garden, such as a sound sculpture by Joe Moss, which is cleverly designed to manipulate the voices of those nearby.

topics covered:
American art, American history, Contemporary art, Expressionism, Impressionism, Industrial Revolution, Painting, Renaissance, Sculpture.

contact info
Name: Cynthia Smith
Phone: 302-351-8514
Email: csmith@delart.org

TRIP INFO

Grade Level: All Grades Group Size: 10 min., 50 max. Program Type: Day Trips, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Tours, Self-Guided Activities, Guided Activities. Recomm. Length of Visit: Varies, 1-3 hours. Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: Varies, 10:2.Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: Varies, 10:2.Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: Varies, 10:2. Registration: Online, Phone, Email. Food Options: Bring your own, Available for purchase, Indoor and outdoor seating, Food, Snacks, Beverages, Catering. Cost: Fee Accessible To: PD, VI, HI, LD, ASD.

Art Museum Lesson Plan

FUN FACTS

– Vincent Van Gogh created over 2,000 works during his lifetime. However, he was only ever able to sell one of his paintings while he was alive.

– Leonardo Da Vinci was left-handed. He took notes from right-to-left instead of the English language standard left-to-right.

– Pablo Picasso was arrested and questioned regarding the theft of Mona Lisa in 1911. He was released without being charged.

– In late 1961, Henri Matisse’s painting “Le Bateau” was hung upside down at the Museum of Modern Art in New York for 46 days before anyone noticed.

View Lesson Plan>>

Delaware Art Museum

The Delaware Art Museum houses an internationally acclaimed collection of American art and illustration that spans more than two hundred years, from the early 19th century to the present. It is also home to the largest Pre-Raphaelite collection outside of the United Kingdom, as well as the Copeland Sculpture Garden. Visitors can enjoy works by one of America’s most popular illustrators and storytellers, Howard Pyle. Guests can also view the urban landscapes of New York City among more than 2,600 works of art by John Sloan. Hands-on art activities are available for a variety of grade levels following themed tours. Guided Tours with a Twist weave artwork subjects with intriguing, dramatic legends that will keep guests enthralled during exploration of the museum galleries.

contact info

Hrs: Tues. 10AM-12:30PM, Wed.-Fri., 10AM-3PM.

Homeschool

The vast collection at the Delaware Art Museum includes American art and illustration that spans from the early 19th century to the present. The collection also includes the British Pre-Raphaelite movement of the mid-19th century. Explore the collection through guided tours with topics such as Contemporary Painting and Sculpture, which features masterpieces from the American Scene, Abstract Expressionism, Pop Art, and Postmodernism. Discover contemporary sculptures outside, in the region’s first Sculpture Garden.

supports classroom learning in:
Art, Social Studies.

topics covered:
American art, American history, Contemporary art, Expressionism, Impressionism, Industrial Revolution, Painting, Renaissance, Sculpture.

contact info
Name: Saralyn Rosenfield
Phone: 302-351-8504
Email: srosenfield@delart.org

TRIP INFO

Grade Level: All Grades Group Size: 10 min., 50 max. Program Type: Day Trips, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Tours, Self-Guided Activities, Guided Activities. Recomm. Length of Visit: Varies, 1-3 hours. Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: Varies, 10:2.Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: Varies, 10:2.Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: Varies, 10:2. Registration: Online, Phone, Email. Food Options: Bring your own, Available for purchase, Indoor and outdoor seating, Food, Snacks, Beverages, Catering. Cost: Fee Accessible To: PD, VI, HI, LD, ASD.

Art Museum Lesson Plan

FUN FACTS

– Vincent Van Gogh created over 2,000 works during his lifetime. However, he was only ever able to sell one of his paintings while he was alive.

– Leonardo Da Vinci was left-handed. He took notes from right-to-left instead of the English language standard left-to-right.

– Pablo Picasso was arrested and questioned regarding the theft of Mona Lisa in 1911. He was released without being charged.

– In late 1961, Henri Matisse’s painting “Le Bateau” was hung upside down at the Museum of Modern Art in New York for 46 days before anyone noticed.

View Lesson Plan>>

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