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Press Release
Contact:
Sara Monserrat Teixido
Director of Marketing & Communications
steixido@thedcca.org
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DCCA APPOINTS CURATOR OF CONTEMPORARY ART
Maiza Hixson, Gretchen Hupfel Curator of Contemporary Art

Wilmington, Del. - 4 November 2010 - The Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts announces the appointment of Maiza Hixson as the new Gretchen Hupfel Curator of Contemporary Art. Maiza has extensive museum and curatorial experience and has been affiliated with the Fabric Workshop and Museum in Philadelphia, the Contemporary Arts Center in Cincinnati, and the J.B. Speed Art Museum in Louisville, KY.  She holds an MA in Critical and CuratorCuratorial Studies from the University of Louisville and did Post Baccalaureate Study in Art Theory, Criticism, History, and Painting at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.  She will be responsible for the DCCA's exhibition program and will coordinate the efforts of Curatorial Assistant Watsuki Harrington, Exhibition Designer/Preparator Stephen Ruszkowski, and Curator of Special Projects J. Susan Isaacs, PhD.  For more information please contact Sara Teixido at 302-656-6466 x7110.


About the Gretchen Hupfel Endowment

The Gretchen Hupfel Endowment, the first endowment fund at the DCCA, helps underwrite the Gretchen Hupfel Curator of Contemporary Art and a continuing series of symposia.  The Endowment is named in honor of Gretchen Hupfel, a conceptually oriented artist who worked in many different disciplines. She passed away in 2002 at the age of thirty-nine. The 2011 Gretchen Hupfel Endowment Symposium will take place on March 25 and 26th in conjunction with the exhibition The Book: A Contemporary View which opens at the DCCA on December 22, 2010. For more information regarding the Gretchen Hupfel Endowment please visit the DCCA website at: http://thedcca.org/content/gretchen-hupfel-endowment-fund.
                                                                                 
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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.

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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.

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CONTACT

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
steixido@thedcca.org

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