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Then and Now

Audubon:

Friday, August 3 –
Sunday, November 25, 2018

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We're
celebrating
our 25th
Anniversary!

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Girlhood Embroidery, 1750-1850

Delaware Discoveries:

Saturday, May 19 – Sunday, July 22, 2018

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Welcome to the
Biggs Museum
of American Art

406 Federal Street
Dover, DE 19901
(302) 674-2111

Hours:
Tuesday – Saturday:
9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Sundays: 1:30 – 4:30 p.m.

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Upcoming Events


Current Exhibitions


Rembrandt Etchings: States, Fakes and Restrikes

May 12 – July 8, 2018

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Biggs Museum of American Art

Lewes Public Library
Something Bigg(s) is happening at the Library! Check out the Biggs Museum of American Art display in our lobby. And mark your calendar for a special presentation by the Biggs at the Library on Thursday, July 26 at 4:30 pm!
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Biggs Museum of American Art

About the Exhibition

In 1826 when John James Audubon turned 41, his wife encouraged him to travel to England to find innovative ways to reproduce over 300 watercolor bird studies into one of the most important projects in art history. The iconic images of this painter, printmaker, publisher and naturalist remain relevant for the artists and art lovers of today. The Biggs Museum is proud to display over 50 original Audubon prints made for his two best-known publications, the monumental Birds of America and the ambitious Viviparous Quadrupeds of North America. Rarely seen hand-painted etchings from the collections of Winterthur Museum and Library and lithographs from the Huntsville Museum of Art will illuminate Audubon’s ideas about scientific examination, depicting birds and animals within the emerging United States and their relationship to the vast wildernesses of early America. Modern opinions of Audubon’s legacy will also be explored with displays of artworks by living artists influenced by this paragon of 19th century naturalist art.
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About the Exhibition

In 1826 when John James Audubon turned 41, his wife encouraged him to travel to England to find innovative ways to reproduce over 300 watercolor bird studies into one of the most important projects in art history. The iconic images of this painter, printmaker, publisher and naturalist remain relevant for the artists and art lovers of today. The Biggs Museum is proud to display over 50 original Audubon prints made for his two best-known publications, the monumental Birds of America and the ambitious Viviparous Quadrupeds of North America. Rarely seen hand-painted etchings from the collections of Winterthur Museum and Library and lithographs from the Huntsville Museum of Art will illuminate Audubon’s ideas about scientific examination, depicting birds and animals within the emerging United States and their relationship to the vast wildernesses of early America. Modern opinions of Audubon’s legacy will also be explored with displays of artworks by living artists influenced by this paragon of 19th century naturalist art.

1 week ago

Biggs Museum of American Art

Today is the last day to view the Rembrandt’s Etchings exhibition at the Biggs! Don’t miss this rare opportunity to view etching from THE Rembrandt. Our Sunday hours are 1:30-4:30 pm. #rembrandt #etching #biggsmuseum #biggs25 #deart #netde ... See MoreSee Less

Today is the last day to view the Rembrandt’s Etchings exhibition at the Biggs! Don’t miss this rare opportunity to view etching from THE Rembrandt. Our Sunday hours are 1:30-4:30 pm. #rembrandt #etching #biggsmuseum #biggs25 #deart #netdeImage attachmentImage attachment
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This organization is supported, in part, by a grant from the Delaware Division of the Arts, a state agency,
in partnership with the
National Endowment for the Arts. The Division promotes Delaware arts events on www.DelawareScene.com.