On the Collections homepage, you can choose to view a selection of objects illustrating particular themes, aspects of the collection, highlights of a particular time period or curators' choices. You can name these groupings in order to indicate clearly the type of works or themes that the collection illustrates. The groupings are listed as a series of links under "Collections" in the main navigation bar to the left.

About the Delaware Art Museum Online Collection

Founded in 1912, the Delaware Art Museum was established "to promote the knowledge and enjoyment of and cultivation in the fine arts in the State of Delaware." To further uphold this vision, we are placing our unique collection online. Either by browsing existing collections or using the keyword search, this site allows visitors to explore our excellent holdings in Pre-Raphaelite Art, American Art, Illustration, and much more!

The Museum's Collection Search was made possible by the generous support of the Welfare Foundation and a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services Museums for America program.

Rights & Reproduction

About Copyright: The Delaware Art Museum provides this online collection database for limited non-commercial, scholarly, and personal use. Through the protection of Fair Use (Section 107, title 17, U.S. Code), the Delaware Art Museum is able to place low-resolution, thumbnail images (less than 250 x 300 pixels) of works of art for which we do not hold the rights on this website. We assert that these images are for educational research only, and follow guidelines for digital thumbnail images outlined by the Association of Art Museum Directors . The Delaware Art Museum respects the intellectual property rights of others, and is committed to researching which works in the collection are protected under copyright and to clearly providing that information where necessary.

Reproducing Art Work: Any unlicensed or commercial reproduction of copyrighted material is strictly prohibited, and could infringe on the rights of third parties. In cases where the Delaware Art Museum owns only the physical art object, the institution does not assume any responsibility for intellectual property, copyright, or any other legal issues involved in the publication and reproduction of these items in its collection. If you are seeking an image from the Museum's permanent collection, please visit the Bridgeman Art Library . The Bridgeman Art Library administers the images for approximately 400 of the Delaware Art Museum's most requested works. For images not available through Bridgeman or further questions regarding permission requests, please see our Rights and Reproduction Department .