November 3-January 21, 2018
Opening Reception: Friday, November 3 from 5- 7 p.m.
Every three years, the Biggs Museum hosts a juried competition of its Delaware By Hand artist membership in order to select individual artists that are deemed masters of their craft.
Delaware Watercolor Society Juried Exhibition
November 3-January 21, 2018
Opening Reception: Friday, November 3 from 5-7 p.m.
In partnership with the Delaware Watercolor Society (DWS), the Biggs Museum will again exhibit watercolor paintings by this group’s best and brightest in a juried competition. Over fifty works will be featured within the Biggs Museum, many will be for sale. The DWS aims to promote and encourage mutually shared interests in watercolor media among its members and the public. The Society works toward fostering high-quality, professional art and creative contributions to the Delaware community through education events, exhibits and other activities.
February 2-March 25, 2018
Opening Reception: Friday, February 2nd from 5-7 p.m.
This is an award winning and seasoned painter who resides in Lewes Beach, DE, and has travelled and studied around the world. Aina is best known for her color abstractions and rhythmic use of paint in her large, bright compositions.
African American History Live Exhibition
February 2 – March 4, 2018
Special Reception on February 15th from 5-7 PM
This exhibition highlights the important of work of over twenty African American artists of greater Dover and Kent County. It is hosted in partnership with the Delaware State News’ Black History Month celebrations, which will occur throughout Kent County all month long. The reception will feature an artist meet and great, along with music by the Sankofa youth string musicians.
Rembrandt Etchings: States, Fakes and Restrikes
May 12-July 8, 2018
Rembrandt Harmensz van Rijn (1606-69) was one of the most influential printmakers in the history of art. But how can one be sure that a Rembrandt is truly or wholly by THE Rembrandt? This exhibition examines the problem of authenticating this artist’ etchings. The exhibition includes first state pulls of etchings made during the artist’s lifetime as well as restrike prints made after his death and well into the 20th century.
Michael Galmer – Contemporary Silversmith
April 6 – May 20, 2018
Based in New York, the silversmith Michael Galmer has succeeded in becoming one of the country’s leading craftsmen having designed for Tiffany and Co., Lenox, Gorham and Kirk Stieff. With a unique technique, the artist has developed a wide variety of repousse-decorated jewelry and vessels as well as the renowned Preakness trophy, commemorative silver forms and contemporary sculptures for such distinguished collections as the Jewish Museum of New York.
Delaware Discoveries: Girlhood Embroidery, 1750-1850
May 19 – July 22, 2018
The Biggs Museum will honor the upcoming publication of Delaware Discoveries: Girlhood Embroidery, 1750-1850, the definitive study of Delaware girlhood samplers of the 18th and 19th centuries, with an exhibition of historic needlework. The exhibition will feature approximately 80 antique samplers and other forms of embroidery from all three counties of the state with a special emphasis on debuting the work of little-known schools of needlework instruction; It will also be accompanied by a national symposium, public workshops and a book signing.
John James Audubon and His Influence Today
August 4, 2018 – November 26, 2018
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.
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