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Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts

Address: 200 S. Madison St, Wilmington, DE
Phone Number: 302-656-6466
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Ranked #16 of 63 things to do in Wilmington
Type: Art museums, Museums
Attraction details
Type: Art museums, Museums
Sun 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Tue 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wed 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Thu - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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English first
16 reviews 16 reviews
7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

This cool little museum seems to fly under the radar ... unfamiliar & perhaps somewhat intimidating to the average area suburbanite, DCCA is a great showcase for area artists and the arts. Located near the riverfront, it hosts great 1st Fridays, fab second Wednesdays & killer shopping at their seasonal arts shows & truck shows. This is where you find... More 

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Wilmington, Delaware
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Consistently produces current plays and readings by quality, sometimes name actors, rendered in a professional manner. I have never witnessed an amateurish production. The area is indeed fortunate to have--and to attract--such talent. I never miss a season.

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Winchester, Virginia
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45 reviews 45 reviews
16 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Thought the musuem was larger with more exhibits. We were only there for about 1/2 hour and that was really stretching it out. Do not park in any spaces that are not marked for the museum or you will get a warning (like we did) not to park in the lot beside the museum.

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Apex, North Carolina
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151 reviews 151 reviews
43 attraction reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

The center was recommended by at staff member at another area attraction. He had told us that we would either love or hate it. We choose to ck it out as we are interested in a variety of art forms. The museum is not large so you might be able to spend an hour or so. Great location as its... More 

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Fair Lawn, New Jersey
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100 reviews 100 reviews
95 attraction reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

Great, small, FREE museum (those are my favorite kinds!) The various exhibits were colorful, wild, provocative, unusual, thought-provoking; yes, anything but boring. Listen to the other reviewers; leave the kids home! However, I do not consider anything I saw pornography; to me, it's ART.

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Reading, Pennsylvania
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174 reviews 174 reviews
98 attraction reviews
170 helpful votes 170 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2013

Easy building to find with GPS with plenty of parking if you go on the weekend. We went on a Saturday afternoon and it was easy to walk around. There was a neat outdoor exhibit one story high made with colorful plastic milk crates. That right there says why modern art is exercise for the brain. It shows the uniqueness... More 

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Silver Spring, Maryland
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624 reviews 624 reviews
222 attraction reviews
257 helpful votes 257 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2013

DCCA is a cutting edge local art center which has an interesting variety of art, some of it leaning toward the interactive. We enjoyed the imPERFECT City exhibit and wished we could be there for one of the town hall meetings. An exhibit titled Healing Sutras gave us a totally new perspective on the art of embroidery. A Kickstarter financed... More 

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Dover, Delaware
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87 reviews 87 reviews
38 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2013

First off it is free. It is also small. Has wonderful ecletic pieces that you may hate or you may love. Wonderful space for emerging artists to showcase their work. Enjoyed it and look forward to going back to see new works. Wish they had an evening for adults only with alcohol and adult themes and classes. There were some... More 

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New Jersey
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154 reviews 154 reviews
86 attraction reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2012

The area appears to be one that is being rejuvenated. The building is something of a sculpture itself. The installations change. The artists on view at this time were very interesting. I am not one for extreme modern art but could appreciate the innovative use of materials. I can appreicate there being a venue for artists who do large works... More 

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Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
23 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2012

We have attended the family events that occur on weekends and have found the Center to be interesting and the activities to be worthwhile.

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