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"The World of WATER" on view until 6/25
Fri, 04/07/2023 to Sun, 06/25/2023

Explore our artistic interpretation and connection to water: environment, conservation and sustainability.

Surfing Florida Exhibition
Wed, 12/28/2022 to Sun, 06/25/2023

Highlighting all of Florida's rich surfing history through rare archive photographs, historic surfboards, and curated local art work.

FIRST Friday of the Month
First Friday Art Walk
Thu, 05/05/2022 to Fri, 12/01/2023

First Friday Art Walk is a night for strolling and discovering the vibrant art scene and live music in Downtown Delray Beach.

Every Wednesday!
Music at the Museum
Wed, 04/05/2023 to Sun, 12/03/2023

Every Wednesday from 3pm – 4:30 pm.

The History of Old School Square!
Fri, 04/28/2023 to Sun, 12/31/2023

Come learn the History of Old School Square at this historic exhibition, now, at the Cornell Art Museum! Learn how everything started!

Mindful Mondays @ the Cornell Art Museum
Mon, 05/15/2023 to Mon, 09/18/2023

Take a break in the middle of your day for "Mindful Mondays" with Jessica Jyoti. Connect with community, quiet your mind and move your body.


The Cornell Art Museum is a contemporary art museum located on the historic campus of Old School Square in Delray Beach, Florida. The museum is dedicated to showing original, contemporary art by innovative artists. Cornell Art Museum seeks to bring the community together in appreciation of interesting, thought-provoking art and art education while inspiring creativity and art appreciation.

Originally the Delray Elementary School building from 1913, the historic Cornell building on the Old School Square campus was purchased by the City of Delray Beach from the Palm Beach County School District in 1987. The building was then converted to an art and culture museum in 1990 through donations from George and Harriet Cornell. The Cornell Art Museum was later renovated in 2017 through the support of Margaret L. Blume.

The Cornell Art Museum and the entire campus of Old School Square is owned by the City of Delray Beach and operated and managed by the Delray Beach Downtown Development Authority.

The museum is FREE admission; however, donations are sincerely appreciated.

CURRENT EXHIBITIONS on view through June 25, 2023

• “Surfing Florida” – A historic exhibition highlighting Florida’s rich surfing history through archive photographs, historic surfboards in collaboration with Surfing Florida Museum and Skateboarding Heritage Foundation. Surfing themed artwork from five regional artists is included in the exhibition.

• “The World of Water” – Explores all aspects of water, how we interact and relate to it as well as threats to our most precious resource and its living inhabitants. The group exhibition showcases twenty talented artists expressing relationships to water and concerns about the environment. The surrounding Sound Design adds an immersive element as viewers stroll through the galleries.



For group and private tours with a docent, please call the museum at 561-654-2220 or email Marusca Gatto at mgatto@downtowndelraybeach.com.


Cornell Art Museum offers a Museum Docent program with training!
Contact Marusca Gatto: mgatto@downtowndelraybeach.com


Marusca Gatto, DDA Cultural Arts Director
51 N. Swinton Avenue
Delray Beach, FL 33444
Hours of Operation
Thursday & Friday
12pm - 7pm
10am - 5pm
12pm - 5pm
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