Sunday November 18 2018

Member Brunch: Panel: John James Audubon from a Bird’s-Eye View

Sun, Nov 18 10:30 AM (120 min)
Help the Biggs close out our blockbuster show “Audubon: Then and Now” with a brunch and panel discussing Audubon from multiple perspectives. The panel will be moderated by Jeffrey Gordon, President of the American Birding Association and panelists will include Dr. Jean Woods, Curator of Birds at the Delaware Museum of Natural History, Dr. Stephanie Delamaire, Associate Curator of Fine Arts at Winterthur Museum, Garden, and Library, and featured "Audubon: Then and Now" artist, Deirdre Murphy. This is a member event and includes a continental breakfast and Bloody Mary and Mimosa bar. Depending on membership level, members are invited to bring 1 or more "future members" as guests, provided they register additional guests. For questions on member benefits, please call 302-674-2111 ext. 105.
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Saturday December 01 2018

Happy Holidays Dover!

Sat, Dec 1 9:00 AM (480 min)
Special “Kids Only" Holiday Shop – children ages 4-12 can purchase gifts (ranging from $1-$10) for their family and decorate their own gift bags. Items include handmade ornaments, jewelry, key chains, bookmarks and more. • House of Coffi treats throughout the day! • Local children’s choir performances throughout the day • An expanded gift shop of handmade holiday items, from Delaware By Hand artists, available for purchase all day • Live demonstrations from local craftsmen: • An expanded gift shop of handmade holiday items, from Delaware By Hand artists, available for purchase all day • Live demonstrations from local craftsmen • Special display of miniature holiday themed dollhouses by Dover, Delaware craftsman and a unique “poinsettia tree”
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Thursday December 06 2018

Opening: Biggs Shot Juried Photography Competition 2018

Thu, Dec 6 5:00 PM (120 min)
Enjoy refreshments while you are the first to see the 2018 Biggs Shot Juried Photography Compeition. Arists will be present for a meet-and-greet.
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Saturday December 08 2018

The Next 25: the Future of the Biggs Museum of American Art

Sat, Dec 8 8:30 AM (570 min)
In the spirit of Fred Wilson’s landmark exhibition, Mining the Museum, the Biggs Museum has invited seven scholars to explore important cultural absences within its collections, interpretation and public programs-to find and add underrepresented perspectives of America’s historical minorities. These researcher will be looking critically at the Biggs, and American art museums generally, to describe new and better ways of incorporating the experiences and artistic accomplishments of African Americans, Asian Americans, the LGBTQ community, Native Americans, the disabled and of women. As the Biggs Museum of American Art finishes celebrating its 25th anniversary, we are taking time to reflect on the institution’s past to frame its goals for public inclusivity and cultural equity for The Next 25 years. This day-long symposium is free to the public and will be followed by a reception.
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Saturday January 05 2019

January Biggs Kids

Sat, Jan 5, 2019 9:00 AM (420 min)
To celebrate the role we each play in making the world a better place, Biggs Kids are invited to add a picture of peace to our giant, community-made peace sign. This activity is geared toward children ages 4-10
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Sunday January 20 2019

Biggs Shot Juror Lecture with David Norbut

Sun, Jan 20, 2019 2:00 PM (60 min)
Join the juror of the Biggs Shot Photography Competition, David Norbut, for a lecture on his jurying process and a group critique. Participants are invited to hear how a photography competition is judged and have the chance to bring some of their own work and receive feedback from the juror. This program will be beneficial to photographers who are interested in entering their work in competitions, selling their work professionally, or getting their work published. Old hats and up-and-comers alike are welcome. Norbut is a professional photographer whose work has been published in The Guardian and The New York Times, and he has shown his photography across the globe. Pre-registration is recommended by January 13th.
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Saturday January 26 2019

From Nature: Artist Talk with Illustrator Nancy Carol Willis

Sat, Jan 26, 2019 11:00 AM (90 min)
Get a behind the scenes look at featured artist Nancy Carol Willis’ artistic process with a Q&A between Willis and Biggs’ Curator Ryan Grover. This event includes a walkthrough of her show From Nature: The Children's Book Illustrations of Nancy Carol Willis and a close look at her animal and bird specimens, preparatory drawings, scientific studies, and story boards. Audience participation is welcome! Registration recommended by January 18th.
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Saturday February 02 2019

February Biggs Kids

Sat, Feb 2, 2019 9:00 AM (420 min)
Many Americans have ancestors that lived in Africa and to celebrate that heritage, Biggs Kids can make works of art inspired by African designs and crafts. This activity is geared toward children ages 4-10
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Saturday February 16 2019

Basket Weaving Workshop with Denise Bendelewski

Sat, Feb 16, 2019 10:00 AM - Sat, Feb 16, 2019 4:00 PM (360 min)
To coincide with the museum’s feature exhibit, “Rooted, Revived, Reinvented: Basketry in America,” Biggs’ Delaware by Hand artist member, Denise Bendelewski, will lead a day long basket weaving class. By the end of the class, participants will have learned to make a small market basket. This introductory class is meant for beginners and intermediate students. There will be a break for lunch midday and participants can bring their own lunches. Registration includes all supplies. Pre-registration is required by February 9th.
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Saturday March 02 2019

March Biggs Kids

Sat, Mar 2, 2019 9:00 AM (420 min)
Baskets can be made and used in all different ways. Come to the Biggs and make a basket that reflects your personal style. This activity is geared toward children ages 4-10
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Wednesday March 06 2019

From the Heart: Living Basketry Traditions of the Paiute Southwest and Tlingit Northwest Coast

Wed, Mar 6, 2019 6:00 PM (60 min)
In a special lecture, the Biggs welcomes Dr. Lucy Fowler Williams, Associate Curator and Senior Keeper of the American Collection at the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. Dr. Fowler Williams’ talk will focus on the craft traditions of the native peoples of the Southwest and Northwest Coast regions of North America, many of which are featured in the Biggs’ current traveling exhibit, Rooted, Revived, Reinvented: Basketry in America.” Pre-registration is recommended by February 27th.
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