Arts Reading List: Delaware College of Arts and Design Turns 25


Delaware Public Media’s Kelli Steele interviews Delaware College of Art and Design President Jean Dahlgren.

The Delaware College of Art and Design (DCAD) celebrates its 25th anniversary in 2022.

Jean Dahlgren is president of the only two-year professional college of art and design in the mid-Atlantic region.

“We are very happy to be in downtown Wilmington for 25 years,” Dahkgren said. “We were part of Wilmington’s downtown revitalization plan and we think we’re living it by bringing people into our downtown and engaging them in activities; they shop, they walk around, and it gives back. really lives in downtown Wilmington.We’re excited for the next 25 and beyond.

Dahlgren says they hope to use the anniversary to achieve an ambitious fundraising goal.

“We are trying to raise $1 million in new scholarship funds to help our students,” Dahlgren said. art and design student.

DACD is planning a full calendar of events to celebrate its anniversary, including its 25th Anniversary Gala on Thursday, April 14.

It’s open to the public and will feature an exhibition of over 125 artworks by DCAD alumni.

DCAD was established in 1997 as a partnership between the Pratt Institute and the Corcoran College of Art and Design

It offers five study programs: animation, fine arts, graphic design, illustration and photography.

To date, DCAD has graduated over 1,200 graduate students from art and design training.

Artistic coverage by Delaware Public Media is made possible, in part, through support from the Delaware Arts Divisiona state agency dedicated to promoting and supporting the arts in Delaware, in partnership with the National Foundation for the Arts.


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