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Programming is developed for every temporary exhibition held at the Museum to enhance the visitor’s experience and maximize all educational opportunities. Well-know ledged professionals such as artists, curators, authors and researchers headline each Exhibition Lecture Series, lecturing on related subject matters to the exhibition. Art at Lunch is a special component of the Lecture Series during each Temporary Exhibition, offering participants an opportunity to enjoy a lecture and lunch in the Museum.Temporary Exhibition workshops offer participants an opportunity to physically engage in art forms related to the exhibition currently on display. Local artists and professionals lead hands-on workshops in the galleries providing a unique and intimate setting for inspiration and learning.
First, junior docents select two objects from the museum’s permanent collection including paintings, drawings, textiles, ceramics, sculpture, furniture, and silver. Throughout the next few months, the docents use time in the classroom, Museum, and Museum library to conduct research on the objects of their choice and develop scripted speeches for each object. Finally, after several rehearsals, the junior docents lead classes of younger students from their school on tours of the museum and present their scripted speeches. These speeches are also recorded and used for iPod tours that are made available to the public.
The junior docent program provides local youth with an opportunity to experience arts education in a creative and engaging way. If you are interested in additional information, or would like your school to get involved, please contact Beccy Cooper at firstname.lastname@example.org or 674-2111 ext. 101.
This program is made possible, in part, by a grant from the Delaware Division of the Arts, a state agency dedicated to nurturing and supporting the arts in Delaware, in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts.
Young artists, ages 5 to 10, can spend their summer days with Bigsby the Bumblebee at the Summer ArtVentures: unique half-day art adventures designed to inspire creativity by creating original works of art. Young writers, ages 11 to 15 can spend their summer days at the Summer ArtVentures Writing Camp.
Each ArtVenture is led by Museum staff and is held in the Museum for one week from 9 a.m. until 12 p.m. Each ArtVenture Writing Camp is led by Museum staff and is held in the Museum for one week from 1 - 4 p.m.
Children will explore the Biggs Museum during these ArtVenture camps and discover many different types and styles of art such as painting, sculpture, drawing and collage. Each participant will then create art just like the artists featured in the Museum. This camp will encourage your child to reach beyond the ordinary and let their imaginations soar! Things may get messy so be sure to bring a smock or wear old clothing! ArtVenture Participants must pre-register. The Summer ArtVentures programs fee is $125 for Family Members and $150 for Not-Yet Family Members. All materials are provided by the Museum.
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Internships are offered by the Biggs Museum throughout the year and enable college students or recent college graduates to gain first-hand experience in their areas of interest or study. Interns, working under the guidance of Museum staff, assist with special projects, research and clerical support. Experience in Art, Art History, History or Marketing is recommended but not essential.
All internships are offered unpaid which enables them to be used for academic credit. Students are responsible for making appropriate arrangements with their schools to receive credit for their internships. Hours vary and are flexible; however, a minimum of 10 hours a week is generally expected. Internships are available throughout the academic year as well as during the summer.
To apply for an internship, please submit a resume, cover letter, three references and a short writing sample. If you are selected as a candidate for a potential internship, we will contact you to schedule an interview. For more information, please contact Rebecca Cooper.
Biggs to Go!: Outreach
Would you like for your classroom to experience the Biggs Museum but don’t have the resources to get them here? The Biggs Museum Educator will bring the museum experience to any school in Delaware free of charge. Students can learn about the various types of museums and their importance. We will also discuss the Biggs Museum collection and how it can aid students in understanding and learning about the history of our country. Outreach programs can be tailored to suit any grade level. Please contact Rebecca Cooper for more information.