Art that was produced, exhibited, and collected in the area is the backbone of the Delaware Art Museum’s permanent collection and Helen Farr Sloan Library & Archives.

It is thanks to generous local donors that the DelArt collection reflects the artistic interests of our community—and that the collection continues to grow. The collection numbers about 12,000 works of art, including historical and contemporary American art, British Pre-Raphaelite art, and American illustration. Highlights include significant holdings of work by John Sloan, Dante Gabriel Rossetti, and Howard Pyle.

American Art, 1757–1960

Picturing America

American Illustration

Howard Pyle and Storytelling in the US, 1850–1950

British Pre-Raphaelites

The Samuel and Mary R. Bancroft Collection

Contemporary Art

American Art since 1960

Copeland Sculpture Garden

Contemporary Art in a Natural Setting

Helen Farr Sloan Library & Archives

The Library and Archives houses books and archival materials related to the Museum’s collections and history and the art of our region.

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