Open for over 30 years, Somerville Manning shows artists from the late 19th to the 21st century. The Annual American Masters exhibition shows significant painters including the three generations of Wyeths, John Singer Sargent, Georgia O’Keeffe and Milton Avery.
The gallery holds a strong commitment to promoting regional, emerging artists. During each exhibition, the gallery focuses primarily on the work of one artist, with a selection of works by other represented artists also on display.
The DCCA is a major museum in the state, that presents a number of exhibitions of regional, national and international artists. A non-collecting museum, it has grown exponentially since it was founded in 1979 and boasts 7 galleries and onsite artist studios.
The Delaware Art Museum is large institution, based in an 8-acre sculpture park. The collection focuses on works from the 19th to the 21st century, covering American Artists such as Absalom Jones and Edward Hopper, to the British Pre-Raphaelites.
Established in 1993, the Sewell C. Biggs Museum of American Art Museum houses one of the finest collections of American fine and decorative arts. The Biggs offers changing exhibitions throughout the year relating to historical and contemporary art topics.
In 1907, Alfred du Pont built the Nemours Mansion in a 3000 acre estate, as one of the many gifts to his wife, Alicia. The expansive french-style mansion and beautifully landscaped gardens can be viewed by guided tour.
Cornucopia offer a variety of tours around Brandywine Valley. The Best of Brandywine custom tour allows guests to select the points they wish to see, from the museums and galleries of Wilmington to the Longwood gardens and the Brandywine Battlefield.
The Hotel du Pont opened for service in 1913, and has played a vital role in the history of the Brandywine Valley ever since. A Wilmington landmark, the grand hotel is built in the renaissance style, and its opulent interiors provide a traditional sophistication and luxury.
Montchanin is an historic hamlet in Idaho. Once part of the Winterthur estate, it is comprised of 11 carefully restored buildings dating from 1799 to 1910. There are now 28 guest rooms to stay in throughout the village, along with fine dining options and a spa.
Hotel Rodney is a boutique hotel located in the heart of historic downtown Lewes, close to Rehoboth Beach. Built in 1926 on the corner of Second and Market Streets, the hotel is a central part of the town’s history and charm, and is stylishly appointed throughout.
Based in Fenwick Island, the restaurant boasts a stunning location overlooking the Cove, and the understated decor allows the view to take centre stage. The menu, by acclaimed local chef Matt Haley, offers locally caught seafood, steaks and cocktails at the marina bar.
Offering a menu of more than just oysters, HC Oyster house prides itself on the impeccably high standard of its ingredients. All fruit and vegetables are locally grown, the meat served was raised in Delaware, and the seafood is seasonal and sourced from the region.
a(MUSE.) aims to create food that is rooted in culinary tradition whilst using modern culinary techniques of today. Based in the beautiful town of Rehoboth, the menu of largely seafood reflects the seaside setting of the restaurant.
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The second smallest state in the union after Rhode Island, Delaware was the first state to
ratify the Constitution of the United States, thereby becoming known as ‘The
First State’. The state's appeal lies not only in its historical significance
but in its small town charm; it is an authentic slice of coastal America far
removed from the urban power centres of New York and Washington DC.
Delaware has also spawned several music groups, the most famous of which is George
Thorogood & The Destroyers, responsible for the hit Bad to the Bone, whilst
The Spinto Band are an indie rock group from Delaware currently signed to Park
the Van Records.