We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Cornell Art Museum

51 N Swinton Ave, Delray Beach, FL 33444-2631
+1 561-243-7922
Website
Share
Save
Review Highlights
Beautiful Artwork

We were able to take advantage of a free entrance for two from MOSAIC, (Month of Shows, Art, Ideas... read more

Reviewed 31 May 2018
LucyandMartha S
,
Delray Beach, Florida
A hidden gem in Delray Beach!

My husband and I stopped in this charming museum today after reading about it on the internet and... read more

Reviewed 4 April 2018
marionmmessersmith
,
Chesterfield, Virginia
Read all 48 reviews
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Overview
More
The Cornell Art Museum, located on the Old School Square campus in downtown Delray Beach, strives to show contemporary artists who create innovative and provocative works of art. Inquisitive visitors enjoy intriguing pieces of artwork while discovering new artists and styles. The Museum exposes the Delray Beach community to artwork that is culturally relevant and exciting, hoping to foster creativity and inspire imagination. Museum shows typically begin with a theme and blossom into dynamic group exhibitions that excite visitors from all backgrounds. Old School Square is the center of arts & entertainment in downtown Delray Beach. Serving for over 25 years as the community’s gathering place, the historic campus includes the intimate Crest Theatre (in the restored 1925 Delray High School building) the Cornell Art Museum (in the 1913 Delray Elementary building), and the Fieldhouse (c. 1925). The Pavilion, which opened in 2002, hosts outdoor concerts and festivals. The Creative Arts School (located on the second floor of the Crest Theatre) offers art, photography and writing classes.
  • Excellent57%
  • Very good35%
  • Average6%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
Closed
Hours
Hours Today: Closed
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
LOCATION
51 N Swinton Ave, Delray Beach, FL 33444-2631
CONTACT
Website
+1 561-243-7922
Write a ReviewReviews (48)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
All reviews
"current exhibit"
in 3 reviews
"former school"
in 2 reviews
"atlantic avenue"
in 6 reviews
"on display"
in 2 reviews
"donation"
in 6 reviews
"volunteers"
in 4 reviews
"interpretation"
in 2 reviews
"schoolhouse"
in 3 reviews
"displaying"
in 2 reviews
"admission"
in 2 reviews
"culture"
in 2 reviews
Filter

1 - 10 of 47 reviews

Reviewed 31 May 2018

We were able to take advantage of a free entrance for two from MOSAIC, (Month of Shows, Art, Ideas & Culture) put out by the Cultural Concierge of the Palm Beaches. Usually it costs $8 for general admission, $5 for seniors, 65+ and students with...More

Thank LucyandMartha S
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 4 April 2018

My husband and I stopped in this charming museum today after reading about it on the internet and we were not disappointed, it was just wonderful! It is small but the exhibits are all outstanding and you go away feeling like you have been in...More

Thank marionmmessersmith
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 12 March 2018 via mobile

This was a big surprise. The museum is small but the collection is a lot of fun. I think this is definitely a great stop after having lunch and shopping on the strip.

1  Thank gbrew
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
See more reviews
Reviewed 23 February 2018 via mobile

We had an exceptional visit to the Cornell Art Museum, conveniently located on Atlantic Avenue. The former school it is located in is a museum piece in and of itself, and it is obvious the building has been lovingly restored to house the contemporary art...More

1  Thank ToTravelIsBrilliant
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 3 February 2018

We came here on recommendation of friends. Easy parking next door in the well located Arts Garage. The building is the first school in Delray Beach and has recently been updated into a beautiful space. The art is eclectic contemporary with some local flavor. Well...More

Thank Mark S
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 6 December 2017

Housed in an old school house this quaint museum is worth the time to visit. The current exhibit is "Looking Glass" and a few different mediums are represented. Almost all the artist are local. There were several good pieces, a couple great ones and few...More

Thank NFdolt
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 16 August 2017 via mobile

Very low key place with great shows and exciting art. They just ask for donations and you get a good feeling being here. People that run it are quite nice and you feel part of the family. When you come. Will return when in the...More

Thank Allan S
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 7 August 2017

Awesome Contemporary Art Museum! Completely unexpected in a historic old schoolhouse in the heart of Delray Beach. Innovative and edgy exhibitions!

Thank BrendaZappitell
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 12 May 2017

Getting ahold of the museum was impossible. No one to call, website has no valuable information except for available hours. My friend and I drove to visit and when we arrived there was no one there to greet us! We made a trip just for...More

3  Thank Majdulin D
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 23 April 2017

I don't know if it was that I was super relaxed from my vacation or not, but I went into this gallery with an open heart and mind, and boy, did the art at the Cornell Art Museum speak to me and touch my soul!...More

Thank happynowyoga
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Nearby
Nearby HotelsSee all 15 hotels in Delray Beach
Sundy House
259 reviews
.26 km away
Hyatt Place Delray Beach
937 reviews
.28 km away
Colony Hotel and Cabana Club
603 reviews
.53 km away
Fairfield Inn & Suites Delray Beach I-95
202 reviews
.99 km away
Nearby Restaurants
Cabana El Rey
844 reviews
.08 km away
Sazio Restaurant
269 reviews
.13 km away
Tramonti
694 reviews
.13 km away
Park Tavern
324 reviews
.14 km away
Nearby Attractions
Arts Garage
156 reviews
.23 km away
Pineapple Grove Arts District
134 reviews
.12 km away
Delray Beach Stadium & Tennis Center
53 reviews
.22 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Cornell Art Museum staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines
Submit