With your generous support we are able to share our intriguing exhibitions, captivating events and vital educational programs with visitors and communities throughout our region.  As we approach our 40th anniversary, The Delaware Contemporary continues to anchor a vibrant contemporary art scene offering artists of all career stages opportunities for growth and exposure.  Through dynamic family programs we are able to introduce our community's future contemporary artists to their first modern world of art experience. The Delaware Contemporary was founded by artists who recognized our wealth of community talent and the enriching role art plays in our lives.  We are proud to continue that tradition.

We are grateful to our friends and donors for their loyalty and enthusiasm, and look forward to working with new friends as we build a future of more extraordinary art experiences.



We have created a Runway Fund to give our new Executive Director, Joseph Gonzales, a lift. Thanks to the generosity of many of our supporters, we have exceeded our goal of $100,000 and have extended it to $130,000.  We are grateful for your ongoing commitment and dedication to The Delaware Contemporary community.  

Learn more about Joseph J Gonzales, PhD.

Donate To our Executive Director's Runway Fund




Throughout the world, contemporary art popularity is on the rise. This is no less so here at The Delaware Contemporary where thanks to our successful exhibitions, educational programs, Art Loop nights, and special events, attendance at the museum has smashed old records! The excitement in discovering a new artist or experiencing first-hand visual storytelling is contagious.                                                                                                                                                                                                          
Here is how important your support is to our mission: 
As a non-collecting museum, we present an ever-changing array of contemporary art. Each year we present between exhibitions at our state-of-the-art facility along Riverfront Wilmington that feature emerging and established artists making a mark in the art world.                                                                                                            
We engage our community by offering art experiences to schools, churches, and community groups.  With your philanthropic support, we offer over 15 educational programs and workshops that are often the only art exposure these students receive. The work they produce is vibrant and exciting and helps instill a love of the arts. we strive to expand the work we do with students and teachers, both on-site and with community partners throughout the city.
With your help, we are making investments in new visual capabilities that will allow us to keep pace with art and digital media, as well as enhancing lectures and meetings. With the generous support from our philanthropic partner, the Longwood Foundation, we installed a new media wall that has completely transformed our old “black box” auditorium into a new kind of “connected” gathering place for artistic expression. Come check it out!
Please make a gift to our annual fund today and support our efforts to bring you innovative art, educational programs, and new experiences in contemporary visual media. We look forward to seeing you soon!

Donate to our annual fund


Sponsorship and foundation support provides The Delaware Contemporary with the ability to present outstanding exhibitions and offer art education programs to our community. Through a variety of marketing platforms, sponsors are able to share their message with engaged audiences, while providing vital financial support to the only museum in Delaware dedicated to contemporary art.
The Delaware Contemporary invites individuals, businesses, and foundations to partner with the museum to make exhibitions and programs possible. 

Thank you to our generous supporters! 

The Delaware Contemporary exhibitions and educational programs are made possible, in part, by individual contributions; member support; and by donations from Asset Management Alliance; Aztec Printing & Design; Bank of America; Barclays Bank; Borgenicht Foundation; The Christmas Shop Foundation; Crystal Trust; Delaware Community Foundation; the Delaware Division of the Arts, a state agency, in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts - the Division promotes Delaware arts events at; Delaware Humanities Forum, a state program of the National Endowment for the Humanities; DuPont; Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield Delaware; The Laffey-McHugh Foundation; Longwood Foundation; Mosquito Joe; National Endowment for the Arts; PNC Foundation; Rowland, Johnson & Company, P.A.; State of Delaware; 21st Century Community Learning Centers, provided by the US Department of Education and the Delaware Department of Education; WSFS Bank; and Dogfish Head Brewery.