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The Delaware Contemporary

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Wedding was held here.

Nice open areas and offered lots of rooms to wander and enjoy yourself. Staff was friendly and... read more

Reviewed 3 June 2018
EileenHurley
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Bernardsville, New Jersey
Lively Contemporary Museum Offering Varied Art

We happened upon this fun and free (donations are appreciated) contemporary art museum while... read more

Reviewed 10 April 2018
susanwinetasting
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Putnam, Connecticut
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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...more
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200 S Madison St, Wilmington, DE 19801-5110
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 26 November 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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Reviewed 5 April 2018

Had heard wonderful things about this museum, took a friend from the Netherlands yesterday and was totally disappointed. The museum is small, two galleries were closed and the ones that were open were not very exciting. I understand that the exhibits change but these were...More

1  Thank Marsha Z
Joseph G, Executive Director at The Delaware Contemporary, responded to this reviewResponded 6 April 2018

Hello, Marsha Z. Your feedback is valuable to us. We're sorry you did not enjoy your experience when you visited. We work hard to bring and share a range or artists and artwork with our community. Two of the galleries were closed for installation for...More

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Reviewed 12 July 2018 via mobile

The concept is great. An egalitarian haven. You have a series of galleries of rotating shows and 20 something studios for artists. What is not to love? Unfortunately the gestalt begins to fall apart because of the visual noise. You have to spend quite a...More

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Reviewed 3 June 2018

Nice open areas and offered lots of rooms to wander and enjoy yourself. Staff was friendly and accommodating.

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Reviewed 10 April 2018

We happened upon this fun and free (donations are appreciated) contemporary art museum while traveling through the area. The content of the works are varied with contributions from local artists, and they make the most of a relatively small space. The museum has its own...More

1  Thank susanwinetasting
Reviewed 5 April 2018

Had heard wonderful things about this museum, took a friend from the Netherlands yesterday and was totally disappointed. The museum is small, two galleries were closed and the ones that were open were not very exciting. I understand that the exhibits change but these were...More

1  Thank Marsha Z
Joseph G, Executive Director at The Delaware Contemporary, responded to this reviewResponded 6 April 2018

Hello, Marsha Z. Your feedback is valuable to us. We're sorry you did not enjoy your experience when you visited. We work hard to bring and share a range or artists and artwork with our community. Two of the galleries were closed for installation for...More

Reviewed 12 February 2018

The Delaware Contemporary is one of our tiny state's treasures. When they moved to their current location in 2000, they were one of the bold pioneers in what was to become a rapidly-developing urban renewal, as well as a long overdue reclamation of a derelict...More

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Reviewed 3 February 2018

Delaware Contemporary Museum is a vibrant gathering place for the exploration of ideas at the intersection of art, design ,and technology. Founded in 1979, moved several times finally finding home in 2000. Located in the nice Riverfront , it is a big nice building with...More

1  Thank Mira_Bihac
Reviewed 24 January 2018

We visited last week and were just amazed at the creativity of the artists. This museum is a must see for anyone interested in contemporary art. They also host one of our favorite groups...Melomanie...periodically and they present a provocative mixture of very early and contemporary...More

1  Thank travelingbeachbum00
Joseph G, Manager at The Delaware Contemporary, responded to this reviewResponded 26 January 2018

Thank you for your endorsement! We work hard to present important and interesting contemporary art, and are always looking to create provocative collaborations between the artists and our community. Melomanie is a great partner and just one example of the kind of creative programs we...More

Reviewed 20 August 2017 via mobile

I was really looking forward to visiting this museum and it was a great experience. If you enjoy contemporary art it's a must see. It's free admission with suggested donation. The work I saw was very beautiful and inspiring. They also have a great selection...More

1  Thank Adrienne L
Reviewed 4 July 2017

The museum has many exhibits of contemporary working artists in many mediums. A gallery with some current political commentary was was a treat. The museum is huge converted railroad facility.

1  Thank Paul L
Reviewed 10 May 2017

I stop in the Delaware Contemporary anytime I can to check out the ever changing exhibitions. The exhibitions can be at times great and at other times just OK but they are never disappoijnting and with only a suggested donation ($5.00) as the entrance fee...More

1  Thank Copperman1
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