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Audubon, Then and Now

August 3 – November 25, 2018

Opening Party: August 3rd from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
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In 1826 at the age of 41, encouraged by his wife, Audubon took his portfolio of 300+ works to England.  Today, more than ever his work endures and segments of his work are right here at the Biggs in Dover. This exhibition examines the importance of the artist and naturalist, John James Audubon, through a large exhibition of his earliest works from both the Birds of America and Viviparous Quadropeds publications. This historical analysis will be coupled with the works of contemporary artists influenced by early naturalists and recorded in an exhibition catalog with color reproductions and essays by leading scholars.

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. Learn More


Biggs Shot 2018

December 7, 2018 – January 27, 2019

The Biggs Museum of American Art presents Biggs Shot 2018, the fifth juried photography competition and exhibition featuring the work of professional and emerging photographers, working and/or living in the Mid-Atlantic region. The theme for Biggs Shot 2018 is open, and any photographic medium can be submitted for consideration, including film, video and digital formats. Photographers can learn how to enter here





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