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The Delaware Contemporary

200 S Madison St, Wilmington, DE 19801-5110
+1 302-656-6466
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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
Heard it was good, what a disappointment

Had heard wonderful things about this museum, took a friend from the Netherlands yesterday and was... read more

Reviewed 5 April 2018
Marsha Z
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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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200 S Madison St, Wilmington, DE 19801-5110
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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

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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

Thank Marsha Z
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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 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

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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
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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

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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
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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
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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

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Reviewed 8 May 2017

My husband and I attended a wedding here and we had no idea the wedding would be inside an art gallery. I'm no art aficionado, but they had some pieces which intrigued my interest. I enjoyed the furniture sculptures and the animal sculptures. The turning...More

1  Thank scootersue
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Reviewed 22 March 2017

Let's be clear, I am not a big fan of contemporary art museums. History museums? Yes! Animals? Yes! Sex Museums? Heck to the yeah! However, upon leaving the Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts, I've found a new respect for it. I cannot believe I...More

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