Stephen Althouse: Relics
Extended through July 14, 2020
After receiving a Fulbright Grant to participate in an artist-in-residency program in Belgium, sculptor and photographer Stephen Althouse began exhibiting his uniquely constructed photographs in museums and galleries internationally. Featuring enormous images captured between 2003 and 2017, this exhibition elevates and transforms antique tools and decorative arts into universal symbols. The monumental scale and spiritualizing compositions of these artworks reference artifacts of the past to illuminate a collective human experience that transcends time.
Award Winners: XX
June 5 – July 23, 2020
Award Winners: XX – the 20th anniversary exhibition of the Biggs Museum’s annual presentation of visual, performing and literary arts fellowship winners of the Delaware Division of the Arts.
The Biggs Museum’s exhibition will combine this year’s fellowship winners with a selection of new works by notable past winners. The 2020 fellows’ works will also travel to be on view at CAMP Rehoboth in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware and Cab Calloway School for the Arts in Wilmington, Delaware.
Elite 8: Fan-Favorites
June 5 – July 23, 2020
In the spirit of the NCAA March Madness Tournament, the Biggs hosted the Interactive BMAA March Madness Tournament, where we let the public vote on 64 items not currently on display in six single elimination rounds to determine our Elite 8 fan-favorite items to exhibit. See the beloved winners, including the top pick deemed our Ultimate Hidden Gem.
August 7 – November 22, 2020
The Biggs Museum will present the first critical examination of the paintings of Tom Wilson. From a noted political family in Georgetown Delaware, Wilson studied art at RISD before being “discovered” as a leading male model of the late 1970s. Painting portraits in Paris and being photographed by some of the iconic fashion photographers of the 80s, Tom Wilson soon left this career and returned to Lewes Delaware. He cultivated an extensive patronage circle for hauntingly still photorealistic architectural studies of southern Delaware before succumbing to complications of the AIDS virus in the early 90s.
Life and Death in the Visions of Salvador Dali: Illustrations for Les Chants de Maldoror and The Divine Comedy
December 4, 2020 – February 8, 2021
One of the most recognizable painters in the world, the imminent surrealist Salvador Dali also illustrated a few notable editions of classic publications such as The Divine Comedy. This exhibition reveals the breathtaking imagery he produced and further expands the audience’s appreciation of this versatile talent.
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