Maurice Sendak: The Memorial Exhibition – 50 Years, Works, Reasons
July 30 – September 11, 2016
The Biggs Museum is proud to partner with the Dover Public Library to feature the work and biography of one of America’s most beloved children’s authors and illustrators, Maurice Sendak. Know principally for his publication and now a major motion picture, Where the Wild Things Are, this exhibition spans the career and work of this visionary artist.
Award Winners XVI
August 5 – October 23, 2016
The annual Award Winners exhibition features the talent of the 2016 Individual Artist Fellows of the Delaware Division of the Arts (DDOA). Each year, the winning Fellows are chosen by the Delaware State Arts Council from over a hundred visual, literary and performing art competitors. The Fellows are awarded cash grants, exhibition opportunities and year-long public recognition. In a partnership with the DDOA, the staff at the Biggs Museum invites each year’s Award Winners to the only group exhibition honoring their combined accomplishment.
October 7 – January 22, 2017
Known throughout the contemporary art circles of New York, Washington DC and Los Angeles, Clark Fox has been critiquing modern culture with stories of iconic characters, such as George Washington, Chef from the animated South Park and The Planters Company Mr. Peanut, for over forty years. The exhibition at the Biggs Museum of American Art will focus on some of the enticing and charismatic formal series that Fox has utilized in his art to confront social themes such as racism and corruption.