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The Delaware Contemporary

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200 S Madison St, Wilmington, DE 19801-5110
+1 302-656-6466
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A Joyful Surprise

When I arrived and found out that they have only a few gallery spaces I was disappointed. However... read more

Reviewed March 20, 2017
litehaus
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Baltimore, Maryland
Small but Wonderful

Don't miss the gift shop in this small but fascinating museum. The exhibits are changing; we saw... read more

Reviewed February 27, 2017
DCLizzy
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HYATTSVILLE
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The Delaware Contemporary is a dynamic gathering place for the exploration of new ideas in art, design, and technology. Our compelling exhibitions, innovative educational experiences, and access to the artistic process inspire us to infuse creativity into our daily lives. Founded in 1979, The Delaware Contemporary presents exhibitions of regionally, nationally, and internationally recognized artists that explore topical issues in contemporary art and society. Art sales through our galleries and Alternatives Museum Shop support area and exhibiting artists and our commitment to the importance of contemporary art. The Delaware Contemporary offers a variety of educational and outreach programs, integrating contemporary art into public school curriculum and with underserved community groups.
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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200 S Madison St, Wilmington, DE 19801-5110
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Reviewed March 20, 2017

When I arrived and found out that they have only a few gallery spaces I was disappointed. However, when I took my time looking at the art they had showing in those galleries - my heart was happy! There were many different types of artist...More

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Reviewed February 27, 2017

Don't miss the gift shop in this small but fascinating museum. The exhibits are changing; we saw Due South. If you are interested in contemporary art or just want to see something a bit "different" this museum is worth a visit! The exhibit spaces are...More

2  Thank DCLizzy
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Reviewed February 16, 2017

The Center fro Contemporary arts is a spacious exhibition area with changing exhibits. We went to see Due South an exhibit featuring about 30 artists from both the United States and Italy who lived or traveled in Sicily. We enjoyed it very much but we...More

2  Thank ckatmomi
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Reviewed February 3, 2017 via mobile

My art class traveled here to view the art. I was slightly disappointed by the quantity of art inside. The admission was free so nothing was lost. If you are near it I would say stop and view, but I would not travel for this.

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Reviewed November 7, 2016

A friend recommended we go see the Iron Maiden Forge runway show last week & we were not disappointed. It was a fascinating show from an unusually talented lady. The tour of the studios after was fun, as well & many of the artists are...More

1  Thank GailCooks
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Reviewed August 11, 2016

You have to get past the somewhat austere exterior and walk through the galleries to appreciate the high-quality exhibits in this non-collecting contemporary art museum; Art Loop Fridays (monthly) are fun and the center has education programs and special events for supporters. I've found some...More

1  Thank Maugie_L
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Reviewed May 1, 2016 via mobile

This was a beautiful venue for the wedding reception. The atmosphere was extremely conducive! Lots to look at. The food was extraordinary! Highly recommend it!

2  Thank shercolette
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Reviewed February 6, 2016 via mobile

Enjoy and looking around. I love art. Walking and looks very happy interested artist's creative. Wow.

2  Thank Freakyskull
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Reviewed July 20, 2015

Fabulous, constantly changing exhibits. If you don't like one, go back in a couple months---something else will be there,

2  Thank pretzel10ver
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Reviewed April 4, 2015

A great museum. Constantly changing and challenging exhibits by talented local and regional artists. Host location for Wilmingtons first Friday Art Loop. Free admission. Lunch and learn.

Thank Herbert F
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