The Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts isn't your standard art museum...underscored right off the bat by the use of the word “contemporary” in its name.
Maxine Gaiber: “We generally don't show art that's more than five years old and we show art by living artists, so it really is art of today.”
And Executive Director Maxine Gaiber says that's not the only difference.
“We're a very unique place because we not only show art, but art is actually made at the DCCA. We have 26 artist studios on the premises, and we do lots of educational programs in the building and in the community, where people are taught how to make art, and interpret art, and understand contemporary art.”
And Gaiber hopes people don't shy away from the DCCA because of that lack of understanding.
“Contemporary art doesn't hurt a bit. It's sometimes off-putting to people because they don't know what they're going to see...it's fun, it's exciting, it's the art that exists today, it's the art of now.”
The DCCA is open Tuesday through Sunday and admission is always free.
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