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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 #12 of 29 Attractions in Wilmington
Type: Art Museums, Museums
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Type: Art Museums, Museums
Hours:
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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WILMINGTON,DE
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
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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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41 reviews 41 reviews
15 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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
90 helpful votes 90 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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91 reviews 91 reviews
87 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 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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173 reviews 173 reviews
98 attraction reviews
163 helpful votes 163 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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605 reviews 605 reviews
217 attraction reviews
246 helpful votes 246 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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153 reviews 153 reviews
86 attraction reviews
70 helpful votes 70 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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Delaware
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34 reviews 34 reviews
21 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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