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Mission and Vision

Gallery 12-Federal

MISSION

The Biggs Museum of American Art is dedicated to promoting an understanding and appreciation of the fine and decorative arts of Delaware, the Mid-Atlantic Region and the Nation from 1700 to the present. To fulfill its mission, the museum presents a broad range of exhibitions and public programs, actively interprets and cares for its collections, serves as an education resource to the community, and maintains strong ties with artists in the region.

VISION

The Biggs Museum aspires to be one of the most prominent art museums in the Mid-Atlantic region—respected and valued for its collections and programs, and admired for the diversity and commitment of its audience. It will be a leading advocate for the importance of art and creativity in education and in the daily life of the community.

INSTITUTIONAL VALUES

The Biggs Museum of American Art values and welcomes diversity and inclusivity in its hiring practices, governance, programming and engagement with the community. It is committed to welcoming everyone, regardless of age, gender, disability, race, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation or identity, national origin or immigration status. It is devoted to expressing the power of creativity of all people without preference or bias and to celebrating diversity in all its activities.

DIVERSITY, EQUITY, ACCESSIBILITY & INCLUSION STATEMENT

The Biggs Museum of American Art is fully dedicated to inclusion as an integral part of who we are. As a non-profit board and staff who serve all of our community, we commit to carry forth this mission to educate and inspire the many beautiful people in the world. As we stand with you against racism, in a spirit of compassion and respect, we strive to be the best museum we can be.