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Stephen Althouse: Relics

February 7 – May 24, 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.


Lessons: an Exhibition by Billy Colbert

February 7 – March 29, 2020

The Biggs Museum has partnered with University of Delaware Professor of Africana Studies Tiffany Barber to curate an exhibition of recent works by Billy Colbert of the Delaware State University Fine Art Department in conjunction with Dover’s Citywide Black History Celebration.

Colbert’s works are drawn from the theme of this year’s celebration “African American Education Under Segregation.” His exhibition incorporates rare historic video and photographs of black life in the U.S. in the early 20th century alongside artifacts of the separate and unequal educational system on loan from the African American community of Kent County. The artist and museum staff will collect oral histories on this topic during the exhibition to create an original documentary sharing memories of local segregated schools.


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