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Biggs Museum Of American Art

Biggs Museum Of American Art
406 Federal Street
302-674-2111

Mission and Vision

The Biggs Museum of American Art is dedicated to developing awareness, understanding, and appreciation of fine and decorative arts and their impact on our culture and to the enrichment of our cultural lives by collecting, preserving, exhibiting and interpreting the fine and decorative arts for a diverse audience.


Upcoming Events at Biggs Museum Of American Art

Teacher's Night

Friday, Oct 7, 2022 from 5:00pm to 8:00pm
Biggs Museum of American Art
Dover, DE
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Sunday Serenity : Slow Flow Yoga and Slow Looking

Sunday, Oct 23, 2022 from 9:30am to 11:00am
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Dover, DE
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Biggs After Dark : Flashlight Tour

Friday, Oct 28, 2022 from 6:30pm to 9:00pm
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Dover, DE
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Winter Watercolor And Wine : Card Making

Tuesday, Nov 29, 2022 from 6:00pm to 8:00pm
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Dover, DE
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Recent News

Biggs Museum Of American Art - Presale Discount on Tom Wilson Catalogue

Now Available for Pre-Order Featuring the vibrant works on loan from private lenders throughout Delaware, this catalogue details Tom Wilson’s artistic journey from his studies at Rhode Island School of Design to his career as a fashion…

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Biggs Museum of American Art - Set The Biggs As Your Amazonsmile Charitable Organization

The Biggs Museum of American Art is a registered AmazonSmile Charitable Organization. With Amazon's Prime Day coming up on July 12th and 13th, please consider setting the Biggs as your non-profit of choice to receive a portion of the proceeds from…

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Biggs Museum Of American Art - Expanded Hours Of Operation - Visit This Sunday

Expanded Hours of Operation: Now Open on Sundays NEW HOURS Wednesday through Sunday 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. MORE OPPORTUNITIES TO EXPERIENCE GREAT ART In order to better serve the community and make art more accessible, the Biggs will be adjusting…

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Biggs Museum Of American Art - Tom Wilson Opening Reception Invitation

Opening Reception: Friday, July 1st All summer long, we will be celebrating the life and art of Delaware native son Tom Wilson. Please join us for the Opening Reception for Tom Wilson: Super-Realist/Surrealist on Friday, July 1 from 5 p.m. to 8…

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Biggs Museum of American Art News - June 1, 2022

Delaware Division of the Arts Award Winners XXII June 3 – July 23, 2022 Each year, the Biggs Museum of American Art, in partnership with the Delaware Division of the Arts, exhibits the work of the Division’s annual Individual…

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Biggs Museum of American Art News - Biggs Museum Names New Director

BIGGS MUSEUM NAMES NEW DIRECTOR Museum Professional Michael Dudich to Begin in July The Biggs Museum of American Art is pleased to announce the appointment of Michael Dudich as the Museum's next Director. He will assume his responsibilities on…

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Biggs Museum Of American Art - Executive Director Charles A. Guerin to Retire

Executive Director, Charles A. Guerin, is set to retire effective June 30, 2022. Guerin’s successor will be announced at a later date. Guerin has served as Executive Director of the Biggs since April 2015. Prior to that, Guerin was the…

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Guild Hall - An Adventure in the Arts

March 4 – June 18, 2022 Featuring 72 works from the permanent collection of Guild Hall in East Hampton, New York, this exhibition notably includes artwork by Jackson Pollock, Willem and Elaine de Kooning, Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein, and…

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Registration Now Open for Art Venture Summer Camps 2022

Keep your child’s creative momentum going all summer! At the Biggs ArtVenture Camps, nurture your young artist’s talents with plenty of fun, hands-on projects and the opportunity to make friends with similar interests in a small group…

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Registration Now Open for Art Venture Summer Camps 2022

Keep your child’s creative momentum going all summer! At the Biggs ArtVenture Camps, nurture your young artist’s talents with plenty of fun, hands-on projects and the opportunity to make friends with similar interests in a small group…

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Biggs Museum Of American Art - Visions and Voices: Finalists Announced

We're counting down to tonight's opening reception for Visions & Voices. Join us between 5 - 8 PM for the first look at our newest exhibition which highlights the works of African American Artists from the Mid-Atlantic region. The works on…

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Call for Artists: Visions and Voices

ARTIST DEADLINE: January 4, 2022 About Visions & Voices After years of successfully hosting juried art competitions for photographers, landscape artists, and figural artists of the Mid-Atlantic region, The Biggs Museum of American…

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Biggs Museum of American Art News - October 29, 2021

Exhibitions Opening in November Frida Kahlo: Through the Lens of Nickolas Muray November 5, 2021 – February 12, 2022 In May 1931 the imminent photographer Nickolas Muray traveled to Mexico on vacation where he met Frida Kahlo,…

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Introducing Evening Hours at the Biggs

First Friday Celebrations You asked and we listened. After numerous requests for evening hours, the museum will be opening its doors from 5 - 8 PM on the first Friday of every month! This coincides with Downtown Dover Partnership's First Friday…

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Biggs Museum Announces Expansion

The Big News We are pleased to inform you that as of September 22, 2021, the Biggs Museum of American Art has taken the first step towards expansion. The Secretary of State, Jeffrey Bullock, has announced that the State of Delaware has…

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Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with Frida Kahlo and the Biggs

Be a Part of Our Next Exhibition Beginning November 5, the Biggs Museum of American Art will host Frida Kahlo: Through the Lens of Nickolas Muray, an exhibition featuring famous photographic portraits of the artist Frida Kahlo as captured by her…

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Biggs Museum of American Art Weekly Newsletter - August 2, 2021

August 14, 2021 10 AM – 4 PM The Biggs Museum of American Art is a budding illustrator’s dream this Comic-Con season. With massive exhibitions featuring world-famous illustrators, hands on projects for all ages led by the Biggs Museum…

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The Changing Face of the Biggs

We have some bittersweet news to share. The Biggs Museum Curator of over 18 years, Ryan Grover, has accepted a new position as the Director of the Rockwood Park & Museum in Wilmington, Delaware. His last day at the Biggs was Tuesday, July 13. …

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Registration Now Open for Art Venture Summer Camps 2021

Keep inspiring and learning all summer long at the Biggs' ArtVenture Camps, with topics like science, illustration, nature, and more, designed especially for students 6 to 13 years old. Aspiring artists and innovators can spend a week exploring the…

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In Fresh Air: Impressionism and the Plein Air Movement

The artistic drive to leave the studio and collect inspiration, impressions and ideas directly from nature is featured in this new exhibition. Drawn from works rarely seen at the Biggs Museum, the exhibition tracks the influence of plein air…

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Exhibition Opening - Toni Frissell: In Italy with the Tuskegee Airmen

On Display Virtually: Opening to the Public February 10 The imminent fashion and society photographer, Toni Frissell (1907-88), held several official positions with the American Red Cross, the Women’s Army Corp and the US Air Force to…

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Biggs Reopening Plan

There is still time to see the exhibition, Stairway to Heaven: Life and Death in the Visions of Salvador Dalí featuring illustrations for Les Chants de Maldoror and The Divine Comedy at the Biggs Museum of American Art. Due to high demand,…

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Temporary Closure

Friends of the Biggs, It has come to our attention that a person onsite had a potential secondary exposure to COVID. As part of our predetermined operating protocol in the interest of public health, the Biggs will be temporarily closing doors…

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Biggs Museum of American Art News - Officially Cleared to Safely Reopen

We are pleased to announce that the Biggs remains a safe space. As we mentioned in our previous notice, our temporary closure was called in an abundance of caution. Late last night, we were able to clarify the potential exposure with a COVID…

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Biggs Museum of American Art News for November 2020

Exhibitions: November 22 will mark the end of the Jack Lewis exhibition at the Biggs. Don't miss your opportunity to appreciate the work of this local legend. With the closing of the Jack Lewis exhibition at the end of the month, the museum is…

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Biggs Museum of American Art Happenings for October 2020

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