Opening Reception: Winslow Homer From Poetry to Fiction - The Engraved Works

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Opening Reception
Friday | July 2, 2021 | 5 PM - 7 PM

Join the Biggs Museum for an opening reception for From Poetry to Fiction and Inventing Illustration on Friday, July 2, 5 pm - 7 pm. Masks are required to be worn inside the Museum; light refreshments will be served outdoors to allow for a safe social gathering (weather-permitting).

Pre-registration is strongly encouraged. Register online or call 302-674-2111 ext. 0.

Standard Admission Rates Apply
Members: Free
Adults: $10
Seniors: $8
Children (18 & under): Free
College Students (with ID): Free
Active Military & Dependents (with ID): Free

Drink tickets can be purchased on-site for $3 each or $5 for two. One drink ticket = one beer or glass of wine. All other refreshments are complimentary

Refunds are not offered unless program is canceled by Biggs Museum.

Winslow Homer (1836-1910) is considered one of the most important artists of American life of the 1800s. He captured a cross section of American society that tells a story of triumph and tragedy in American history through his monochromatic engravings created during the pre-war years, the Civil War and the following decade. Featuring Homer’s early work that was produced in New York’s Hudson River Valley, this exhibition is accompanied by never-before-exhibited period photographs of his subjects.

Wilmington-based artist Frank E. Schoonover (1877-1972) created thousands of book illustrations throughout his career, including the cover art for such well-known stories as Swiss Family Robinson (1921), Gulliver’s Travels (1921) and Treasure Island (1921). This exhibition traces Schoonover’s design steps, beginning with preparatory photographs, drawings and sketches for illustrations and ending with paintings and book covers that he created for best-selling children’s literature. Inventing Illustration – generously loaned to the Biggs Museum by the late Dr. Edward Burka – is the perfect accompaniment to Winslow Homer From Poetry to Fiction—The Engraved Works.