DCCA seeks volunteers for
tour guide training program

DCCA Docent Class 2009

Be part of the DCCA community, learn about art, and have fun by joining the DCCA Docent Corps!


Informational Tea
Monday, Nov. 15
3 pm

Call: 656-6466 ext. 7101 


Here is what current Volunteer Docents have to say about their DCCA experience:

--"I enjoy the people, whether they are fellow docents, DCCA staff, artists speaking about their work, and other volunteers...it is a good personality fit for me.  I also love the NEW aspect, including NEW art and NEW exhibits that change regularly, always providing interesting content for tour groups of all ages and backgrounds."                                                                               - Barbara Glazar

--"Because the DCCA shows works of emerging, professional, but not (yet) famous artists, we frequently get to hear directly from these new artists. It is exciting to have them explain what inspired their work, how their ideas and technique evolved, and how they see their work. Experience art on the edge!

If you ever thought it would be fun to learn more about contemporary art, and
if you enjoy interacting with diverse groups of people - you already have two good reasons to consider being a docent.  Your reward is seeing the fun of discovery on the faces of children and adults who visit the DCCA."   

                                                                         - Mary Anne Edwards

--"Although I am not an art professional or even a talented amateur, I have enjoyed getting closer to the excitement and creativity of the contemporary art scene.  I have soaked up so much insight on how talent and vision are translated into tangible art. The stories behind each exhibition are fascinating. 

If an individual cares about the trans-formative power of art to enhance, and sometimes-even change lives, then they owe it to themselves and the artists to contribute to its viability in a tough economic environment.  Through a study of the artist and his/her work, then helping museum visitors access these ideas, the docent is providing an invaluable service."       

                                                                     - Pamela Smith Finkelman

To reserve a place at the tea, for more information, or to apply, contact Jane Chesson, Curator of Education, at (302) 656-6466 ext. 7101 or jchesson@thedcca.org.


The Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts (DCCA) is now accepting applications for the museum's volunteer docent group. Docents are a vital part of the museum's educational mission, as well as an important link between the DCCA and the community. Selected applicants will attend an 8-week training course that will prepare them to develop theme-based interactive tours and lead children and adult groups through the DCCA galleries.  No previous teaching or art experience is required- just an enthusiasm for learning about contemporary art and working with people.
Application deadline: December 10, 2010
Training begins in January 2011

Learn more on our website at:
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 integrates 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.
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