Welcome to the University Museums
at the University of Delaware
Encompassing three respective spaces, University Museums are comprised of Mechanical Hall Gallery, Old College Gallery, and the Mineralogical Museum at Penny Hall. Together, the three spaces function to promote and foster the University Museums’ and the University of Delaware’s shared commitment to the arts and education.
University Museums seeks to enhance the educational and scholarly mission of the University of Delaware through the exhibition, online presentation, study, preservation and growth of its unique collections in 20th and 21st century American art (with particular strengths in the Brandywine School, African American art, and photography), minerals and pre-Columbian ceramics. The University Museums enriches cultural life beyond the campus through presentation of the work of recognized artists, and through outreach programs to selected audiences, including K-12 students, educators and historically black colleges and universities.