Delaware Art Museum

Wilmington, DE   |  www.delart.org

Mission

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.

Ruling year info

1935

Executive Director

Ms. Molly Giordano

Main address

2301 Kentmere Pkwy

Wilmington, DE 19806 USA

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EIN

51-0065746

NTEE code info

Art Museums (A51)

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Communication

Programs and results

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Our programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Major Exhibitions

The Delaware Art Museum regularly presents exhibitions assembled from its permanent collection, offering the community an opportunity to become familiar with a wide variety of artists and artistic movements.  On average, 10 to 12 exhibitions are presented annually.

Population(s) Served
Adults

The Delaware Art Museum offers a bevy of programs for various audiences.  For families, the Museum provides make and take art projects, family days, a pre-K storyreading program, homeschool tours, and self-guide activity sheets for use in the galleries.  Student and teacher audiences are presented with tour themes making interdisciplinary connections and professional development opportunities that inform educators on how to use the Museum as a resource in the classroom.  A unique feature to the Museum is the Bank of America Education Wing, which includes studios for ceramics, metalsmithing, painting and drawing.  Classes for youth and adults are offered throughout the year, ranging from one or two day workshops to 10 week courses across a wide array of artistic mediums.  In addition to the Museum’s regular schedule of public tours and exhibition-related programs, the Education department also coordinates outreach programs for audiences that are unable to visit the Museum due to transportation limitations.  The majority of these outreach programs are targeted to youth and are presented at libraries and schools.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Professional conservation, monitoring, and treatment of works of art in the Museum’s collection.

Population(s) Served
Adults

The Museum’s Outlooks Exhibition Series invites proposals for exhibitions that have been created by residents and organizations of the surrounding area for display in the Museum.

Population(s) Served
Adults

The Red Apple Fund provides scholarships for local youth to attend Studio Art Classes and Summer Art Camp. It also provides transportation and admission scholarships for school field trips.

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Accreditations

American Association of Museums 1972

American Association of Museums - 10 Year Accreditation 2008

Awards

Master of Science in Education (Saralyn Rosenfield) 2011

Bank Street College of Education

Certified Institutional Protection Manager II (AJ Schwander) 2011

The International Foundation for Cultural Property Protection

Board Member (Rebecca Howell) 2012

Newark Arts Alliance

Award for Excellence in Non-Profit Communications: Informational/Membership 2012

AFP Brandywine Chapter

Chair (Molly Giordano) 2012

Brandywine Museums and Gardens Alliance

Affiliations & memberships

Association of Fundraising Professionals - Member 1966

American Library Association 1972

Chamber of Commerce 1966

National Endowment for the Arts 1966

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • How is your organization collecting feedback from the people you serve?

    Electronic surveys (by email, tablet, etc.), Paper surveys, Focus groups or interviews (by phone or in person), Community meetings/Town halls, Suggestion box/email,

  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To identify where we are less inclusive or equitable across demographic groups, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals,

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    The people we serve, Our staff, Our board, Our funders, Our community partners,

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

    We collect feedback from the people we serve at least annually, We take steps to get feedback from marginalized or under-represented people, We aim to collect feedback from as many people we serve as possible, We take steps to ensure people feel comfortable being honest with us, We look for patterns in feedback based on demographics (e.g., race, age, gender, etc.), We look for patterns in feedback based on people’s interactions with us (e.g., site, frequency of service, etc.), We engage the people who provide feedback in looking for ways we can improve in response, We act on the feedback we receive, We tell the people who gave us feedback how we acted on their feedback, We ask the people who gave us feedback how well they think we responded,

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    It is difficult to get the people we serve to respond to requests for feedback, We don’t have the right technology to collect and aggregate feedback efficiently, It is difficult to find the ongoing funding to support feedback collection, Staff find it hard to prioritize feedback collection and review due to lack of time, It is difficult to identify actionable feedback,

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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Delaware Art Museum

Board of directors
as of 01/26/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Mr. Gerret Copeland

Rokeby Realty Company

Term: 2004 -

Peggy Woolard

Arts Advocate

Edgar Woolard

Arts Advocate, formerly DuPont

Alyssa O'Connell

Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom

Carol Rothschild

Arts Advocate

Joshua Twilley

Incorporating Services, Ltd.

Gerret Copeland

Rokeby Realty Company

Elva Ferrari

Arts Advocate

Michael Miller

Delaware Art Museum

Daniel Kristol

Retired Attorney, formerly Richards, Layton & Finger

John Garniewski

Wilmington Family Office, Inc.

Roberts Brokaw

Roberts Brokaw, LLC

Charles Elson

University of Delaware

Vance Kershner

LabWare

P. Coleman Townsend

Townsend's Properties, Inc.

Annette Woolard-Provine

Arts Advocate, formerly Historical Society of DE

Wesley Memeger

Artist, arts advocate, retired engineer

Bruce Katsiff

Retired museum director