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 throughout the year. In addition, Friends of the museum gain special exhibition opportunities for artist growth and exposure. Become part of our group of art lovers enjoying cutting-edge art, special events, curator tours, artist talks, and more! 

Levels of Support


Primary Benefits for All:

  • 10% discount on classes and workshops
  • 10% discount on purchases at Alternatives Museum Shop
  • 10% discount on admission to special events
  • Complementary Brandywine Valley Treasure Trail Passport, valid for one entry to each of 11 partner organizations in the Brandywine Valley from Memorial Day through Labor Day
  • Eligibility to participate in annual Friends’ Juried Exhibition and Members’ Solo Shows
  • Mailed copy of our Program Guides distributed three times each year with details about upcoming exhibitions, education programs, fundraisers, events, and more!

Seniors/Students: $35
Benefits: Primary Benefits for one member. Date of birth/anticipated graduation date required at time of registration.

Individual: $45
Benefits: Primary Benefits for one member.

Art Squad: $75
Benefits: Primary Benefits for two named adult members + youth in household under the age of 18. Both member names must be provided at time of registration. Family Passport provided, valid for two adults and up to three children.

**Additional Passports may be purchased in the Alternatives Museum Shop for $45(individual)/$95(family).



All Art Squad Benefits PLUS:

  • Discounts increased to 15% on purchases at our Museum Shop
  • Complementary access to the ModCo Reciprocal Membership Program connecting patrons with free admission to over 74 member institutions across the United States.

Justison Street Friend: $100
Benefits: Friends with Benefits for two named members.

West Street Friend: $250
Benefits: Justison Benefits plus memberships to the Reciprocal Organizations of Associated Museums (ROAM) that connects patrons with free admission to over 310 member institutions across North America.

Madison Street Friend: $500
Benefits: West Street Benefits plus membership to the North American Reciprocal Museum (NARM) Association connecting patrons to 900 member institutions across the United States



All Friends with Benefits perks PLUS:

  • Name featured on our Donor Wall.
  • 10% off gallery art purchases.
  • 10% off venue rentals for private events. *Applies to The Delaware Contemporary fees only,  does not apply to other vendors.
  • Mailed copy of our Annual Review at the conclusion of each Fiscal Year.
  • 10% off venue rentals for special events. *Only applies to space rental fee and does NOT include additional expenses such as catering. 

LoMa Friend: $1,000
Benefits: Madison Street Benefits plus name featured on Donor Wall and invitation to our exclusive Major Donors Reception in December.

Waterworks Friend: $2,500
Benefits: LoMa Benefits plus exclusive tour to one exhibition with the Gretchen Hupfel Curator of Contemporary Art.

Riverfront Friend: $5,000+
Benefits: Waterworks Benefits plus invitation to lunch with the Director and events and 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