Reviews of The Delaware Contemporary (Tourist Attraction)

200 S Madison St, Wilmington, DE 19801, United States

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Now this business receives a rating of 4.6 stars over 5 and the score has been calculated on 186 reviews.

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This Tourist Attraction is classified in the category of Art museum.

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REVIEWS OF The Delaware Contemporary IN Delaware

Z Majeed

Small but interesting displays of art. Good place to stop off, especially on a rainy day! Free!

Emily D

Friendly staff, love that is free. Always organizing events for the community

Lori Keith

We've only been one time for a Twin Poets event -- it was amazing. Super talented, good people to their soul. The Delaware Contemporary Arts center itself is an interesting place to visit. They seem to have things for all ages.

John Baum

Fun event showcasing some great works

Lizbeth Rodriguez

Loved this museum. Went on a Friday afternoon and had a lovely time. The staff was super nice and the installations were amazing. Love colorful contemporary art and this was perfect. Must see if you are in the area.

Kenneth Kreider

Great show last night.

Kathy Tyrrell

Amazing artwork by local artists. Just loved it!

TKJ Everyday

Edit: After seeing the gallery owner's message below, I am changing my rating from 1 star to 3 stars. Also, my husband had a conversation with the gallery owner who was apologetic. We will visit again in the future and I look forward to giving a higher rating at that time . **************************** Awful experience! Doing some site seeing with out of town family and decided to stop by on a whim. Apparently, the gallery was setting up for a wedding during REGULAR business hours; tables of food already set out. My family was followed throughout the gallery by security. Was interested in buying some art from gift shop, but when asking about the price of a clock was flippantly told "$100, maybe $200". Who says that to a paying customer? Will never set foot in that gallery again!

Anonymouss S.

This place really deserves more action then it gets.

Olesya Nunya

The art expo is quite interesting and definitely requires a special taste.

Eb Jeezy

Great venue

Carmine Courtney


Tim Mitchell

Very nice place for events. The exhibits are not usually my thing.

Adam Seely

Great museum with a lot of interesting art pieces. Parking is easy and free. Also an incredible venue for events like company parties.

Travis Jackson

Followed throughout the gallery by security. Two generations of my family looking at the art with security tracking our every move. Very disrespectful. I will not be back. ---Update I spoke with Dr. Gonzales and it was a meaningful discussion on what transpired. He explained the situation in further detail and told me how he has already discussed it with his staff. My family and I will take Dr. Gonzales invitation to attend the gallery again in the future.

bernard jones

Hit or miss But always worth the time

Johnathan Carter

Contemporary art at it's finest, always interesting and thought provoking.

Heidi Skopowski

Beautiful wedding venue.


Great art every time I visit.

Lutgehr Brighthammer

Exhibits rotate. You can buy some of the art.

Wanda Campbell

We attended a wedding here yesterday and the atmosphere and paintings were absolutely beautiful. Hoping to do my next Art Show there.

Andrew Swiatowicz

Went there for a First Friday night. What a great event!

Troy Jackson

Very nice

bacidath yeshua

Great exhibits and friendly staff...

Will Raskob

Quite enjoyed the current dark installation, I fixed the input on the bottom left television for you

Mark Castelow

They continually provide new displays of creative and artistic works for our enjoyment. The staff provide friendly and informative information. Great experience.

Richard Patel

With exhibits that change on a regular basis, I like that I get to see something different every time I visit. Most works are surreal in nature and that is what I enjoy most, as well as the potential inspiration.

Kayla P

There are only about 6 galleries total and they feature such impressive works as: 'Pile of Amazon Boxes' and 'Mac OSX Crash Dialogue'. Complete trash. Don't waste your time. Very nice restroom facilities for your inevitable nausea induced colon blockage. This place is a joke. At least you don't have to pay to get in.

Lucas McNew

Good place to hold an event

Rowan Cloud

Such a neat place, and staff is great! Looking forward to coming back!

Adira Riben

There are always new things to see here. Parking is easy. Also, they offer things for a variety of financial levels including many free programs. I recommend checking it out both during an event (like a first Friday or an artist's lecture) and on a quiet day (like a Sunday afternoon). You will have two very different experiences.

Edward Crawford

Nice space

Ryan Hughes

Love the Staff, Ryan was really helpful during our Party!

Jim Haldeman

Small museum with small galleries. Interesting if they have an exhibit you like. Be aware that even if an exhibit is still running, they may close the gallery for an event. Unfortunately, we drove 45 minutes for a specific exhibit that was off limits due to an event. Recommend calling in advance.

Kim Graham

Absolutely amazing little museum. I was there for a special event. Its interesting and its free!!! If you're lucky you may run into some of the very talented artists who have a space there.

Ken Robell

A must stop on first Fridays for the art loop!

Nathan Roman

Great art displays, portrays hidden meanings

Keith E Campbell

Very intimate setting always nice..

Victor Saldana

Nice work

Emma J

Very nice place. Love the art work they have displayed. The venue is a little small.

Jenn Garnick

Small museum but well laid out with interesting art.

PinkVelvet Bird

Beautiful space and staff!

GOAT Financial

HBCU Experience sponsored by the City of Wilmington and Founder/ Introduced by Earl Cooper & Ashlee Christopher should be recognized as paramount. They gave and created a platform that engages our youth to participate, prepare, and be ready for higher education at HBCUs along with local colleges and universities. I wish this event was introduced to me as a minor. Keep up the great work and special thanks to the City of Wilmington Mayor, Earl Cooper, and Ashley Christopher. In addition, I would like to acknowledge all others who participated in making this event AMAZING

Shay Seaborne

A friendly unpretentious place to meet the work of contemporary and rising artists. A very enjoyable visit.

Michael Jones

Wonderful experience

Ley Marketta

I would like give this place 5 star for their amazing collection and way they present them. The ambiance was calm and many people come here to explore some unique stuff . The place was very neat and clean. according to me it;s a must visit place

dana wise

I love this place

Nathan Stone

Always good to see local artist and they're work. Great venue.

Kater Cheek

Large space with rotating collection of local and regional artists. When I was there, they had a special exhibit of art done one a day (with varying degrees of quality) along with a cash bar and a crowd attending the late-night event. Some of the art was stupendous, including an oil painting and some etchings/collage I thought about long after I left. Some of the art was "less accessible," but not as much of the brow-scratching sort you often see in galleries designated as "contemporary." The art was also for sale, and at prices surprisingly within reach of a middle-class art fan, considering how excellent the quality. There are studio spaces on other levels which have been rented out to artists, some of whom have been there for years. When I attended, it was open house so you could see the artists at work. I believe some of the spaces are still available for rent.

Mykeia Willingham

Attended a 6yr old bday party... Art was nice, staff was a little weird... Hosts of party (Mom&Dad) did a good job keeping us busy...

Joshua Olney Zide

Good (mostly) local art, and a nice atmosphere. Some of the work felt a bit pretentious, but overall, a lovely museum.

Billy T

Fun location conveniently located next to the Westin.

Pat Toman

The Delaware Contemporary is a non-collecting museum that gives established and up and coming contemporary artists an opportunity to exhibit their works. Large spacious galleries feature artworks that please and challenge the eye. A great spot to include in your 1st Friday Art Loop! Lots of events and artists galleries that are open to visitors during the Art Loop. A small but complete gallery shop is a great place to pick up an affordable gift for yourself or someone special.

Njideka Wiggins

Great gem in the city of wilimington's culture crown

Andrew VanSciver Helme

DCCA is an incredible facility. However it will only ever be as beautiful as the work that furnishes it. Let's show the art community how talented us DE artists are!


Not really having to do with the art but went to a wedding reception there Saturday and when I went home I noticed my credit card had been stolen with fraudulent purchases already on it. I had noticed my wallet had been moved from the table to a chair but had just assumed it was moved to clear the table off. Nope. Stole my credit card. So if you’re looking for a venue don’t have it there! The exhibits I saw were very nice though. EDIT: so helpful in going through the footage of the night to help me find the individual. Went from 1 to 5 because the actions of one wrong individual shouldn’t mar the image of the facility. The venue was lovely and like I said the art exhibits were fascinating. Looking forward to going back.

Myriam Janel

perfect place to explore some unique and knowledgeable stuff!!

Larry Strange

Great spot and free admission

Derrick Chambers

Great place to have an Event

Jennifer Hill

The Delaware Contemporary has become an important part of the Wilmington art family. Many fabulous artists show their work here and there are also artists in residence. The beautiful venue can be rented for weddings and parties for an evening. They also have a family friendly art studio for you and the kids! Easy access to I-95.

Joe J

Nice place to look at local art

Andrea Taylor

I'm so sorry. I never intended to leave that first review. It must've been a slip of my finger on this phone. I've actually never been here, but I'm sure it's lovely. I atleast know the owner and customer service is great. Thanks for being so kind in your response and willingness to address a negative review (albeit left in error)

Diane Nugent

such talented artists! our first trip there. we'll be back

Alex Blue

Very clean and detailed artwork. Selection wasnt as big as I thought, but dont let that deter you. Very nice place.

Keith Mullen

I'm getting married

Pamela Slaton

As the Delaware Contemporary matures in age it also matures in what it offers to the community. There is something going on at any point that contributes to the community at large and to the growth of arts in the area.

John Cole

An awesome space to experience the work of contemporary artists working in numerous mediums. Highly recommend

Guy Tuvin

interesting place hope to return

Charles Agnew

Interesting exhibits, changing periodically which is refreshing. I always look forward to seeing something new and innovative. Thanks to all artists.

lynne krukosky

Had a great wedding there mice venur

Carol Kusel

Most of all we enjoyed talking with and learning about the artists in the upstairs studios. Daniel Jackson by his work.

John Newdick

Visited for the first time during an exhibition and auction and was VERY impressed with their selection and presentation. Their artwork comes from many local artists and is of a high caliber, while they also feature many rotating pieces. The event itself was planned and executed extremely well, so much so that our party ended up buying several pieces, though we had no solid plans to do so.

Tyron McManus Jr

I love it

Chris Wallett

Consistently good exhibits and First Friday is always a great time!

Dawn Mcniel

I love that this museum is FREE. Interesting art. Thought provoking

Rosemary Cahill

The contemporary art on display changes often. Art classes are offered. I recommend visiting this interesting venue near the water front.

Harris Fogel

Wonderful art center. Delaware is lucky to have it.

michael rojas

I wish i took pictures! This museum is cozy and houses some amazing local art. There is no true admisdion costs but they do ask that the patrons donate each time they visit. This would be a great pre-date destination to satisfy artistic appetite before going to dinner.

Luke Quirk

Cool wedding venue!

Carolyn Mack

My first time there. I went to see the Twin Poets. A super venue. Very convenient with plenty of parking. I plan to attend more concerts there.

Andrew McHale

Excellent, and free (option for donation), truly contemporary museum with a constantly rotating selection of art by mostly local and experimental artists. They also occasionally have artists come to talk about their work in the auditorium. The museum is not very large but they fit in a good amount of varied content which keeps you interested and engaged. Parking is usually not an issue as they have their own lot and location is right next to all the waterfront restaurants and the children's museum .

Rob Maloney

Fun time interesting pieces

Lj Bernhardt

Not a lot of art work...

Bruce King

My visit was Wonderful!

Bobby Rhodes

Very clean and quiet. Nice art and nice gift shop.

Stephen Crawford

We enjoyed our visit but wish there was more to see. Different media like glass, wood, metal, and more paintings. Love some of the stuff in the gift shop. Nice quality and a lot to choose from. We'll be back. Steve Crawford

Leonard Ellis

Fine teaching and exhibiting visual arts institution. Quality of Art is inconsistent and frequently average. Lay out is easy to view with separate galleries.

Tony Montgomery

This is my artistic paradise. It's awesome! I can't recommend it enough

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