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Arts, Culture, Humanities : Museums

Delaware Art Museum

Connecting People to Art

three stars

87.68

2301 Kentmere Parkway Wilmington, DE 19806
tel: (866) 232-3714   Web Site
EIN: 51-0065746

Board Leadership
Gerret van S. Copeland
Chairman

CEO
Samuel D. Sweet
Executive Director and CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 87.68 three stars
  Financial 84.06 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 93.00 four stars
This rating was published 02/01/2019 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The Delaware Art Museum's mission is to connect 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. Founded in 1912, the Delaware Art Museum is best known for its large collection of British Pre-Raphaelite art, works by Wilmington-native Howard Pyle and fellow American illustrators, and urban landscapes by John Sloan and his circle. Originally called the Wilmington Society of the Fine Arts, and then the Delaware Art Center, the Museum officially became the Delaware Art Museum in the early 1970s. The Museum now encompasses 80,000 square feet of exhibition and administrative space, four studio art classrooms, and a 9-acre sculpture park.

The Delaware Art Museum's mission is to connect 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. Founded in 1912, the Delaware Art Museum is best known for its large collection of British Pre-Raphaelite art, works by Wilmington-native Howard Pyle and fellow American illustrators, and urban landscapes by John Sloan and his circle. Originally called the Wilmington Society of the Fine Arts, and then the Delaware Art Center, the Museum officially became the Delaware Art Museum in the early 1970s. The Museum now encompasses 80,000 square feet of exhibition and administrative space, four studio art classrooms, and a 9-acre sculpture park.

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Financial

three stars

84.06

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

93.00

This rating was published 02/01/2019 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.
Overall Rating Chart
  Program Expenses
(Percent of the charity's total expenses spent on the programs
and services it delivers)
70.7%
  Administrative Expenses 21.2%
  Fundraising Expenses 7.9%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.21
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 8.76
  Program Expenses Growth 4.3%
  Liabilities to Assets 0.3%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Delaware Art Museum on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Delaware Art Museum on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Delaware Art Museum (DE) 87.68 three stars
The Speed Art Museum (KY) 95.91 four stars
Taubman Museum of Art (VA) 88.16 three stars
Des Moines Art Center (IA) 91.88 four stars
Chrysler Museum of Art (VA) 90.90 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,897,402
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $137,555
   Fundraising Events $13,250
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $355,968
Total Contributions $2,404,175
   Program Service Revenue $310,307
Total Primary Revenue $2,714,482
   Other Revenue $602,025
TOTAL REVENUE $3,316,507
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $3,587,980
   Administrative Expenses $1,169,464
   Fundraising Expenses $431,868
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $5,189,312
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-1,872,805
   
Net Assets $47,616,806

Program names and associated costs are listed for the top programs as reported on the charity's most recently filed Form 990. The top programs displayed will include the largest three programs, or those programs covering at least 60% of the charity's total expenses, whichever comes first.

Program Name Amount Spent % of Program Expenses
Conservation and Exhibition $2,745,212 76.5%
Education $842,768 23.5%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2017-12 02/01/2019 87.68 three stars
2016-12 03/01/2018 89.04 three stars
2015-12 02/01/2017 89.06 three stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 86.29 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 02/01/2016 90.39 four stars
2013-12 06/01/2015 86.04 three stars
2012-12 02/01/2014 84.42 three stars
2011-12 02/01/2013 83.36 three stars

The data displayed on this tab is provided by the IRS in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

EIN 51-0065746
Name in IRS Master File DELAWARE ART MUSEUM
NTEE Code A51
NTEE Classification Art Museums
NTEE Type Arts, Culture and Humanities
Classification Educational Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (30) School, college, trade school, etc.
Foundation Status Organization that normally receives no more than one-third of its support from gross investment income and unrelated business income and at the same time more than one-third of its support from contributions, fees, and gross receipts related to exempt purposes.  509(a)(2)
Deductibility Contributions are deductible
Affiliation Independent - the organization is an independent organization or an independent auxiliary (i.e., not affiliated with a National, Regional, or Geographic grouping of organizations).
Group Name [Not Applicable]
Ruling Date March, 1935
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End December
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
  • December, 2012

The data displayed in this profile is provided by the IRS for free in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$161,892 3.11% Samuel Sweet Chief Executive Officer

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Delaware Art Museum (DE) 87.68 three stars
Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art (MO) 88.06 three stars
Museum of Wisconsin Art (WI) 85.51 three stars
Hammer Museum (CA) 96.23 four stars
Metropolitan Museum of Art (NY) 91.73 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Delaware Art Museum
2301 Kentmere Parkway
Wilmington, DE 19806
tel: (866) 232-3714
fax: (302) 571-0220
EIN: 51-0065746

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Board Leadership

Gerret van S. Copeland
Chairman

CEO

Samuel D. Sweet
Executive Director and CEO

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