We at the Biggs Museum are very saddened to share with you that Charles "Terry" Jackson, II passed away on January 2, 2019. Terry, as he was fondly known, truly laid the groundwork for the success of the Biggs Museum. He was a trustee since 1993, serving as Board President from 1996-2013, and as President Emeritus thereafter. Through his 17 years in Board leadership, he guided the Museum's growth, most recently overseeing a capital campaign for "The New Biggs."
He was the Former Principal and Owner of Jackson Architects, Inc. (1987-2011). In addition, Terry was a prolific leader in the Dover community, holding leadership positions on numerous boards that served his community.
In our sorrow, we are reminded to be inspired by Terry's service and leadership, and the causes that he held dear to his heart.
On behalf of all of us, Staff and Board, we offer our condolences at this difficult time. ... See MoreSee Less
The Biggs will be closed today due to inclement weather. We hope you’re all curled up safe and sound or out enjoying the snow! • • • “Days of Real Happiness,” Alfred Jacob Miller, ca. 1860 ... See MoreSee Less
As part of Dover’s annual Citywide Black History Celebration, the Biggs Museum will be hosting an exhibit, entitled "Travelling Africa: Citywide Black History Celebration," which examines the ways that Americans record and relate to Africa through tourism.
The museum’s staff is looking for artists and art collectors who are working, living, or connected to Kent County who would like to loan art objects that were made in Africa, as well as artworks by Kent County artists that interpret the idea of travelling across Africa - even if they haven’t gone yet.
Items can include, but are not limited to, travel photography of memorable moments on the continent, a range of art forms responding to popular ideas about Africa, and the material culture that tourists within the area have collected to commemorate their African travels abroad.
January 25th is the last day to submit potential loans to our Curator.
Deadlines: • January 25 - last day to contact Curator about possible additions to the exhibition • January 27 - last day to drop off works for the show • Feb 1 – exhibition opens • March 24 – exhibition closes • March 25-31 – pick up of loan objects ... See MoreSee Less