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Clark Fox: Icon Chains

Through February 5, 2017

Known throughout the contemporary art circles of New York, Washington DC and Los Angeles, Clark Fox has been critiquing modern culture with stories of iconic characters, such as George Washington, Chef from the animated South Park and The Planters Company Mr. Peanut, for over forty years. The exhibition at the Biggs Museum of American Art will focus on some of the enticing and charismatic formal series that Fox has utilized in his art to confront social themes such as racism and corruption.

In conjunction with the Clark Fox: Icon Chains exhibition, art professor at Delaware State University, George Lorio, will exhibit some of his recent and politically charged artworks.

George Lorio: Recent Works19-large-car-bomb-300-dpi

October 7, 2016 – January 22,2017

In conjunction with the Biggs Museum’s exhibition entitled Clark Fox: Icon Chains, the museum has asked local sculptor and outspoken art professor at Delaware State University, George Lorio, to exhibit his some of his recent and politically charged artworks. Using playful found objects and children’s toys, George brings very serious attention to important topics such as climate change, gun violence and challenges to free speech. Lorio’s work will be on view within the museum’s entrance through the New Year.

Syne Language

February 24 – April 30, 2017

The artists’ consortium of SYNE continues to thrive in its 25th year through exhibiting the works of their eight artist members. SYNE artists have been visual art ambassadors internationally for the Delaware and Pennsylvania border region through the Wilmington Sister Cities Program. Together the artists represent an alternative and contemporary vision to the traditional realism of the Delaware Valley.

Award Winners

Summer 2017

The annual Award Winners exhibition features the talent of the Delaware Division of the Arts (DDOA) Individual Artist Fellows. The Fellows are recommended by out-of-state jurors based on the high quality of their artwork and receive Delaware State Arts Council approval. Each year, the Biggs Museum invites the award winners to the only group exhibition honoring their combined accomplishments in visual and media arts, literature, and music.

Ansel Adams: Early Works

May 5 – July 30, 2017

This exhibition presents the work of iconic American photographer, Ansel Adams. His work can be viewed as the end of an arc of American art concerned with capturing the “sublime” in the unspoiled Western landscape: a tradition that includes several painters on view within the Biggs Museum including Albert Bierstadt and Thomas Cole.


Biggs Picture 2017

June 2 – July 23, 2017

Once every three years, the Biggs Museum hosts this juried, regional competition. Artists from throughout the Mid-Atlantic states are invited to compete within this unique exhibition featuring a wide variety of landscape concepts in any artistic medium: photography, sculpture, painting, video, installation, etc. The works will be available for purchase.

Christo & Jeanne-Claude: The Tom Golden Collection

August 4-October 22, 2017

This exhibition chronicles the career of husband and wife artistic team, Christo and Jeanne-Claude. The exhibition is a large display of the artists’ portfolios; original drawings and sculptures developed to record the major large scale environmental installations and international projects undertaken by Christo and Jeanne-Claude for more than forty years. The exhibition was organized by the Sonoma County Museum, Santa Rosa, CA. Exhibition Tour Management by Landau Traveling Exhibitions, Los Angeles, CA.