Press Release
Sara Monserrat Teixido
Director of Marketing & Communications
302-656-6466 x7110
The DCCA introduces new school tour offerings!

Wilmington, Del. - 1 October 2010 - The Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts announces its new school tour offerings. For more information regarding School Tours at the DCCA please contact Curator of Education, Jane Chesson at 302.656.6466 x7101 or
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DCCA School Tour Offerings

Delaware Content Standards (DCS) ToursDocent Led Tours at the DCCA

Contemporary Art has never been so relevant to classroom learning! The DCCA now offers Delaware Content Standards (DCS) Tours for elementary school classes, K - 5.  DCS Tours are designed to serve as an extension of classroom learning for a variety of subjects including Math, Geography, Social Studies, Science and English.  Classroom teachers will select the most relevant offering and schedule the corresponding tour with a DCCA Docent. For example, a second grade class may take the "Parade of Pattern" tour to help its understanding of geometric reasoning.  The DCCA hopes to give classroom teachers a new approach to classroom instruction through the visual arts.


Nature in Art Tours

The DCCA and Delaware Art Museum are excited to introduce new Nature in Art tours beginning November 2011.  Tours will begin at the Delaware Art Museum where students will view works of art in the museum's permanent collection that are inspired by nature.  Following lunch, the group will visit the DCCA where art works by contemporary artists who explore natural themes will be on view.


Contact Jane Chesson for more information or to schedule your visit to the DCCA at or 302.656.6466 x7101.

Docent-led Tours
To arrange docent-led tours for DCCA exhibitions, contact the Education Department at 302-656-6466 x7101.

About the DCCA
The DCCA, a non-collecting art museum founded in 1979, presents between 20 - 30 exhibitions annually of regionally, nationally and internationally recognized artists that explore topical issues in contemporary art and society, as well as symposia, lectures and tours. The DCCA provides individual studios to more than 25 artists, who also exhibit regularly within its galleries and throughout the region. The DCCA presents a variety of educational and outreach programs, including programs that integrate contemporary arts into the public school curriculum, and artists' residencies that feature collaboration with underserved community groups. The center is housed in a renovated industrial building at 200 South Madison St. in the heart of the rejuvenated Wilmington Riverfront.

DCCA gallery hours are:
10 am - 5 pm Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
Noon - 5 pm Wednesday and Sunday
Admission is FREE


The DCCA is wheelchair-accessible.  Visitors with special needs are encouraged to call in advance.

DCCA exhibitions and programs are made possible, in part, through individual contributions; membersʼ support; major grants from AstraZeneca, Bank of America, JPMorgan Chase Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the Delaware Division of the Arts, a state agency dedicated to nurturing and supporting the arts in Delaware in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts; and by Amtrak - Official Transportation Provider for the DCCA.


Sara Monserrat Teixido
Director of Marketing and Communications
Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts
200 South Madison Street
Wilmington, DE 19801

302-656-6466 x7110

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