Friends of The Delaware Contemporary

Becoming a Friend of The Delaware Contemporary connects you to Delaware's ONLY contemporary art museum through exclusive privileges such as discounts to education programs and special events, and 10% off in the museum store every day PLUS 20% off during special events throughout the year. In addition, Friends of the museum gain special exhibition opportunities for artist growth and exposure. Become part of group of art lovers enjoying cutting-edge art, special events, curator tours, artist talks, and more! 

Levels of Support


*Primary benefits for all: Discounts on classes and workshops, discounted or free admission to special events, 10% off in the museum store every day (and 20% off during several special events a year), exclusive email notifications, and eligibility to apply for an annual juried exhibition and a solo show.

Friend: $50
Benefits: Primary.* Benefits are for up to two people per household.

Justison Street Friend: $100
Benefits: Primary* plus NARM** membership card. Benefits are for up to two adults plus all children age 18 and under per household.

West Street Friend: $250
Benefits: Same as Justison Street plus memberships to ModCo and ROAM.** A business that joins at this level will have its name listed on website.

Madison Street Friend: $500
Benefits: Same as West Street plus Curator’s Tour (opportunity to attend a gallery tour with the Curator; scheduled as necessary and in a group size at the Curator’s discretion).

Contemporary Patrons:
$1,000
   Benefits: Same as Madison Street plus name on Donor Wall and invitation to Major Donor Reception.
$2,500
   Benefits: Same as $1,000 Contemporary Patron plus invitation for two to a private event with Executive Director.
$5,000+
   Benefits: Same as $2,500 Contemporary Patron plus naming opportunity via sponsorship of an exhibition.


**NARM=North American Reciprocal Museum Program
   ModCo=Modern and Contemporary Reciprocal Membership Program
   ROAM=Reciprocal Organizations of Associated Museums


Friends' Artist Directory

The Beckler Family Member's Gallery is an exhibition space dedicated to showing the artistic talents of Friends of The Delaware Contemporary. There are many benefits to being a Friend of the museum, a couple of them is access to our Friends-only Open Calls, and having your name and website added to the Friends' Artist Directory. The Beckler Gallery hosts several shows throughout the year in order to showcase artwork by Friends of The Delaware Contemporary. If you would like to become of a Friend of the museum, please click here