Founded in 1979 by a small volunteer group of artists and arts patrons, the DCCA made its focus the promotion of growth and understanding of the contemporary arts in Delaware. It started in a former sheet-metal fabricating factory and moved several times, finally finding a permanent home in 2000. This location offered a 35,000-square-foot building and, once remodeled, opened with seven galleries, 26 on-site artist studios, an auditorium, a museum shop, a classroom and administrative office space.
The Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts is a non-collecting art museum dedicated to the advancement of contemporary art. Our mission is to present exhibitions, offer exposure to the creative process, provide educational opportunities, and extend innovative programs to a diverse community.
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