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National Poetry Month at the Biggs

April 1 – April 30, 2017

To celebrate National Poetry Month in April, the Biggs invited students in 6th-8th grades to submit poems inspired by four works from our permanent collection. The resulting poems will be on display in our Child HELP Foundation Gallery next to the works of art that inspired them.

Junior Docent Exhibit

June 2 – 30, 2017

Throughout the year, students from schools and afterschool programs throughout the state participate in our Junior Docent Program. These students view and study works of art from our collection and then provide tours of the museum to their peers and families. By the conclusion of the school year, students have also created works of art inspired by the collection at the Biggs and these works are showcased in our Child HELP Foundation Gallery. This program is generously supported by the Susan K. Black Foundation, the Delaware Division of the Arts, the Kent County Fund for the Arts and the PNC Foundation.

What Inspired You?: Works by Members of the Delaware Art Education Association

August 4 – September 1, 2017

Almost all artists have a vivid memory of what inspired them to pursue the arts. Through a partnership with the Delaware Art Education Association, the Biggs and DAEA have challenged Delaware art educators to create and submit works of art that explore what inspired them to become artists and teachers. The resulting exhibit will be a testament to the innovative forces behind the educators that are inspiring our state’s future creative leaders.

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.