Press Release
Sara Monserrat Teixido
Director of Marketing & Communications
302-656-6466 x7110


DCCA receives $75,000 grant from the

Andy Warhol Foundation



Wilmington, Del. - 12 June 2012 - The Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts is the recipient of a $75,000 grant spanning two years from The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts in New York City.  This grant will help fund DCCA's 2013 - 2014 exhibition schedule under the theme of Radical Participation.

Remarks from DCCA Director Maxine Gaiber regarding the grant:

"Receiving a grant from The Andy Warhol Foundation, a major national foundation, is a significant endorsement of the ground-breaking exhibitions that we present at the DCCA.  A primary focus of the Foundation's grant-making activity has been to support artwork that is experimental, under-recognized, or challenging in nature. Maiza Hixson, the DCCA's Gretchen Hupfel Curator of Contemporary Art, proposed a series of visitor-centered exhibitions to the Foundation that incorporate our community and our artists into the exhibition development process itself and thereby help to demystify contemporary art.  We hope that the recognition of the DCCA by The Warhol Foundation will help generate interest in and support of our center both locally and nationally."


Please contact Sara Teixido, Director of Marketing and Communications, at for more information or to schedule an interview with DCCA's Director Maxine Gaiber.

About the Grant____________________________________ 


The Warhol Foundation grant will help fund DCCA's 2013 - 2014 exhibition schedule.  The $75,000 grant support will enable the DCCA to facilitate the theme of Radical Participation through multiple living exhibitions throughout DCCA's galleries that will hinge upon visitor interactivity, and broaden the DCCA's scope with projects that call attention to the act of curating itself as an aesthetic medium and form of social practice. Under the guidance of DCCA's Curator of Contemporary Art Maiza Hixson, along with the DCCA curatorial staff,  the DCCA will create exhibits that push the boundaries of the DCCA as an exhibition space and extend the definition of contemporary art with the goal of engaging new audiences, supporting emerging and established artists, and facilitating interactive and new media experiences for visitors. In essence, the viewer will become a part of the living art experience.


Entertaining these principles of engagement, DCCA's 2013 - 2014 exhibitions imPERFECT CITY: A Real-Time Exhibition; OFF WHITE CUBES; DRIFT: DCCA's Moving Museum; and CUREAT (Curate + Create) will encourage the public to shape the future of DCCA exhibitions.   


About The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts______________

When Andy Warhol died unexpectedly on February 22, 1987, he left a vast and complicated inventory of works of art and personal possessions. His will dictated that his entire estate, with the exception of a few modest legacies to family members, should be used to create a foundation dedicated to the "advancement of the visual arts."  The Andy Warhol Foundation's objective is to foster innovative artistic expression and the creative process by encouraging and supporting cultural organizations that in turn, directly or indirectly, support artists and their work. The Foundation values the contribution these organizations make to artists and audiences and to society as a whole by supporting, exhibiting and interpreting a broad spectrum of contemporary artistic practice.


The Foundation is focused primarily on supporting work of a challenging and often experimental nature, while noting that the interpretation of those terms may vary from place to place and culture to culture. In this regard the Foundation encourages curatorial research leading to new scholarship in the field of contemporary art.


The Foundation is committed to the precept that the arts are essential to an open, enlightened democracy. It therefore seeks to advance an inclusive cultural dialogue by providing resources to organizations that support artists reflecting a diverse society and by affirming that freedom of artistic expression is fundamental to such a society and must be vigorously protected. To advance these values, grants are awarded to not-for-profit organizations in the United States and occasionally abroad under specific guidelines.


More information regarding The Andy Warhol Foundation can be found at: 

Guided Tours

To arrange Guided tours for DCCA exhibitions, contact the Education Department at 302-656-6466 x7101. Learn more about DCCA's tour programs: 


About the DCCA

The DCCA, a non-collecting art museum founded in 1979, presents between 25 and 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 rents 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, by individual contributions; member support; and by major grants from The Andy Warhol Foundation, Bank of America, Borgenicht Foundation, JPMorgan Chase Foundation, DuPont, ING DIRECT, 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 National Endowment for the Arts.  Additional support is provided by The Christmas Shop Foundation; Delaware Humanities Forum, a state program of the National Endowment for the Humanities; The First State Gridiron Board; The Gilliam Foundation; I Could Do Great Things Foundation; Puffin Foundation; United Way of Delaware; Walmart; Wilmington Flower Market; 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 


Find us on Facebook  Follow us on Twitter