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Biggs Museum of American Art  Dover, DE

Summer is officially here! ☀️ Looking for activities to occupy your little ones? Spark your child’s creativity and join us for a Summer ArtVenture Camps (ages 6-9) during the month of July. Limited spaces are remaining. Visit www.biggsmuseum.org for details. #biggsmuseum #biggs25 #childrensart #summerfun #summercamp #firstdayofsummer☀️ #firstdayofsummer #summercamps2018 #summersolstice

With just over two weeks remaining of the Rembrandt Etching's exhibition, join @udelaware 's Professor of Art History, Dr. H. Perry Chapman this Wednesday, June 20th for a talk related to Rembrandt's representation of the nude model. •

Rembrandt has been lauded throughout time as a master etcher and draftsman, but his depictions of the nude figure were heavily criticized for their frankness and non-classical form. In this discussion, Dr. Chapman will contextualize these works within Rembrandt's contemporaries and era.

#rembrandt #etchings #prints #painting #biggsmuseum #biggs25 #nudepainting #americanart #dutchmaster

We can hardly contain our excitement - we have reached 1,000 followers on Instagram! •


Pictured from the Biggs collection: Christopher Beekman and Elizabeth Hoghton Beekman, 1825, by James Van Dyck, Pastel on Paper. Learn more about these paintings at www.biggsmuseum.org/collection under the American Folk Art Section. #biggsmuseum #biggs25 #americanart #pastel #painting #folk #folkart

What’s better than viewing 4 new exhibitions + the Biggs Permanent Collection? Free admission all day for First Saturday!
Don’t miss the opportunity to see these great exhibitions:
MILTON DOWNING
REMBRANDT’S ETCHINGS
DELAWARE DISCOVERIES (GIRLHOOD EMBROIDERY)

and

DDOA AWARD WINNERS XVIII

#biggsmuseum #biggs25 #rembrandt #samplers #embroidery #modernart #contemporaryart #etchings #painting #americanart #firstsaturday #freeadmission #woodwork #literature

Get ready for the lazy, hazy, crazy days of summer with a beach bucket craft at today’s Biggs Kids! Free admission, geared today ages 4-10. #kidsart #childrensart #beachbucket #beaches #delawarebeaches #biggsmuseum #summertime #summergirl #artsde #netde #painting

OPENING TONIGHT: Delaware Division of the Arts Award Winners XVIII exhibition, featuring the work of DDOA 2018 Individual Artist fellows. Featured artwork includes a variety of mediums such as these plywood installations from Kevin Bielicki. #sculpture #plywood #biggs25 #biggsmuseum #awardwinners #deart #artsde #netde #modernart #contemporaryart #woodwork #painting #writing #literature

Kick-off your summer with the annual, and ever-popular, Delaware By Hand Member's Spring Outdoor Show this Saturday, May 26th! Nearly 50 artists will be on hand at the Zwaanendael Park selling their work. #supportthearts #biggsmuseum #delawarebyhand #delawareart #lewesde #delawarebeaches #shoplocal #painting #woodwork #stationary #glass #finearts #crafts #handmadesoaps

Today is the last day to see the exquisite work of @michaelgalmersilver at the Biggs Museum. The details in his work are simply stunning. The museum is open from 1:30-4:30 pm. #doverde #biggs25 #biggsmuseum #silver #silversmith #silveranniversary #tiffanyandco #preakness

Now open! Delaware Discoveries: Girlhood Embroidery, 1750-1850.
The exhibition features over 100 antique Delaware samplers of the 18th and 19th centuries, with an emphasis on debuting the work of little-known schools of needlework. It will be accompanied by a symposium and catalog. #doverde #biggs25 #biggsmuseum #samplers #embroidery #needlepoint #needlework #artde #scrollright

A special thank you to the over 400 people who joined us for the 25th Anniversary Silver Gala on Saturday! We are truly humbled by the show of community support for the Biggs ... more photos to come! #thankyou #biggs25 #biggsmuseum #biggsmuseumgala #americanart

This horse racing season, the Biggs Museum is proud to feature the famed Preakness Trophy (pictured) in its current exhibition, Monumental: Michael Izrael Galmer, Silversmith...just in time for racing fans! •



Every year, the winner of the second race of the Triple Crown, the Preakness Stakes, receives the ceremonial award of one of the most famous and most expensive trophies in American sports, the Woodlawn Vase. However, the winner receives a scaled copy to keep in perpetuity of this 1861 Tiffany and Co. trophy valued at $4 million. These scaled trophies are created every year by Michael Galmer and an example will be on view at the Biggs Museum until May 20, 2018. #derby #horseracing #preakness #derbyseason #point2point #silver #tiffanys #horses #preaknesstrophy #contemporarysilversmith #silversmith

Opening Saturday, May 5th: a special exhibition of over 150 works from talented students in the Caesar Rodney School District! #studentart #biggsmuseum #biggs25 #artsde #painting #collage #drawing #mixedmedia #doverde @caesarrodneyriders

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