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Saturday March 03 2018
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March Biggs Kids
Sat, Mar 3 9:00 AM (420 min)
Join in a celebration of women in power by learning about an important woman from our country’s history and creating a portrait of her. Then take a scavenger around the museum to learn about the famous women in our collection! This activity is geared toward children ages 4-10
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Wednesday March 14 2018
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“Slow Tour”: American Illustrator Frank Schoonover
Wed, Mar 14 5:30 PM (60 min)
Did you know the average time a person spends in front of a painting is 15-30 seconds? Let the Biggs staff help you slow down your museum visits with the first conversation in a recurring a series of “slow tours” through the museum. This first tour will focus on renowned American illustrator Frank Schoonover. Spend an hour in the gallery with Curator of Education, Reggie Lynch, discussing this notable artist. You’ll be able to see how to “think through” a work of art and learn about the historic and artistic importance of this specific collection. Seating will be provided. Pre-registrations is suggested. If you do not receive a confirmation email after registering, please contact 302-674-2111 ext. 110 to ensure that you have been registered.
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Friday March 23 2018
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Member Event: The Music of Painting: a Performance with The Music School of Delaware’s Amos Fayette and Jennifer Nicole Campbell
Fri, Mar 23 7:00 PM (90 min)
Visual artists are frequently inspired by the performing arts and vice versa. The Biggs’ current exhibit of abstract paintings by Aina Nergaard-Nammack were inspired by pieces of music written by composers from the United States, Spain, and Norway - countries which the artist has, at one time, called home. Join the Biggs and The Music School of Delaware in a celebration of this interdisciplinary approach with a violin and piano recital by Music School faculty members, violinist Amos Fayette and pianist Jennifer Nicole Campbell. The concert will highlight a selection of compositions that inspired several of works in Nergaard-Nammack’s exhibit. Discussion of the historical and artistic significance of the pieces will also be offered by the performers. Wine and light hors d'oeuvres are included in the event. Members are free with up to 2 prospective members Doors will open at 6 pm for visitors to browse the exhibition
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Friday April 06 2018
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Opening: Michael Galmer - Contemporary Silversmith
Fri, Apr 6 5:00 PM (120 min)
Based in New York, the silversmith Michael Galmer has succeeded in becoming one of the country's leading craftsmen, having designed for Tiffany and Co., Lenox, Gorham, and Kirk Stieff. With a unique technique, the artist has developed a wide variety of repousse-decorate jewelry and vessels as well as the renowed Preakness trophy, commemorative silver forms and contemporary sculptures for such distinguished collections as the Jewish Museum of New York. Help the Biggs celebrate the opening of an exhibit of this modern silversmith with a reception and artist meet and greet.
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Saturday April 07 2018
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Apil Biggs Kids
Sat, Apr 7 9:00 AM (420 min)
Celebrate Delaware’s agricultural history by making a popsicle stick barn. Don’t forget to try out our monthly scavenger hunt through the museum! This activity is geared toward children ages 4-10
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Saturday April 14 2018
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Painting History: a Walking Tour and Watercolor Workshop with First State Heritage Park
Sat, Apr 14 10:00 AM (270 min)
In an exciting partnership with First State Heritage Park, and Wesley College art professor, Joshua Nobiling, the Biggs will offer a special tour and watercolor workshop. Participants will take an architectural tour of the historic Green in downtown Dover, where they will study the styles and history reflected in the buildings around the park. This will be followed by a private viewing of works from the Biggs collection that depict the Green. Afterwards, the group will get a chance to paint their own depiction of the Green during an en-plein-air watercolor workshop. Participants must bring their own supplies and a supply list will be emailed ahead of time. Pre-registration is required.
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Wednesday April 25 2018
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Michael Galmer: Learning the Art of Silver
Wed, Apr 25 10:00 AM (120 min)
Join feature exhibition artist Michael Izrael Galmer for a talk geared toward high school students. Michael's distinguished work is in the permanent collections of Cooper Hewitt Museum, Smithsonian Design Museum; Renwick Gallery, Smithsonian American Art Museum; Evergreen Museum & Library of the Johns Hopkins University, Newark Museum and the Holocaust Memorial and Tolerance Center, New York. This event will feature a walk-through of his exhibit, a discussion of his career as an artist, and an explanation of his silver making process. The artist lecture will be followed by an optional hour long tour of the Biggs’ silver collection and permanent galleries. This program is free, but pre-registration is required. Registrations can be made by contact the Curator of Education at 302-674-2111 ext. 110
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Speaking Silver with Featured Artist Michael Galmer
Wed, Apr 25 6:00 PM (90 min)
Join renowned artist Michael Izrael Galmer for a tour of his exhibit and a discussion of his artistic philosophy and approach. Michael's distinguished work is in the permanent collections of Cooper Hewitt Museum, Smithsonian Design Museum; Renwick Gallery, Smithsonian American Art Museum; Evergreen Museum & Library of the Johns Hopkins University, Newark Museum and the Holocaust Memorial and Tolerance Center, New York. Attendees will hear about his unique silver making method for jewelry, vessels and sculpture and learn how he succeeded in becoming one of the country’s leading silver craftsmen with clients including Tiffany and Co., Lenox, Gorham and Kirk Stieff. Pre-registration is suggested. If you do not receive a confirmation email after registering, please contact 302-674-2111 ext. 110 to ensure that you have been registered.
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Saturday May 05 2018
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May Biggs Kids
Sat, May 5 9:00 AM (420 min)
Join us during Dover Days and get crafty with our state’s ladylike bug by making your own ladybug mask. This activity is geared toward children ages 4-10
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Saturday May 26 2018
Delaware by Hand - Memorial Day
Sat, May 26 10:00 AM (360 min)
Zwaanendael Park in Downtown Lewes, Delaware 10 am to 4 pm (rain or shine)
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Saturday June 02 2018
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June Biggs Kids
Sat, Jun 2 9:00 AM (420 min)
Kick off those lazy, hazy, crazy days of summer by making your own beach bucket craft. Don't forget to try out our summery scavenger hunt! This activity is geared toward children ages 4-10
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Saturday June 09 2018
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Delaware Sampler Symposium: Delaware Discoveries: Girlhood Discoveries, 1750-1850
Sat, Jun 9 9:00 AM (540 min)
SAVE THE DATE! In conjunction with the exhibit "Delaware Discoveries: Girlhood Embroidery, 1750-1850," the Biggs Museum of American Art will host a day long symposium exploring this topic. The symposium also coincides with the publication of a book of the same title by renowed sampler scholar, Gloria Allen. Topics will include the "Fruit and Flower" samplers of Delaware, samplers from the Quaker schools of Pennsylvania and Delaware, and Southern boarding school samplers. A full schedule and list of speakers will be announced this spring and registration will open at this time.
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Thursday June 14 2018
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Read and Make Adventure Trail with Rembrandt's Mini Masterworks
Thu, Jun 14 10:30 AM (60 min)
To celebrate the Biggs’ exhibit of etchings by Rembrandt, we’ve partnered with the Dover Public Library for a story time and craft every Thursday morning in June through July 5th. Each day starts at the Library where participants will hear a reading of a story related to Rembrandt. The group will then take a short walk across the street to the Biggs for a Rembrandt themed craft and a scavenger hunt of the exhibit. Pre-Registrations suggested.
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Thursday June 21 2018
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Read and Make Adventure Trail with Rembrandt's Mini Masterworks
Thu, Jun 21 10:30 AM (60 min)
To celebrate the Biggs’ exhibit of etchings by Rembrandt, we’ve partnered with the Dover Public Library for a story time and craft every Thursday morning in June through July 5th. Each day starts at the Library where participants will hear a reading of a story related to Rembrandt. The group will then take a short walk across the street to the Biggs for a Rembrandt themed craft and a scavenger hunt of the exhibit. Pre-Registrations suggested.
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Thursday June 28 2018
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Read and Make Adventure Trail with Rembrandt's Mini Masterworks
Thu, Jun 28 10:30 AM (60 min)
To celebrate the Biggs’ exhibit of etchings by Rembrandt, we’ve partnered with the Dover Public Library for a story time and craft every Thursday morning in June through July 5th. Each day starts at the Library where participants will hear a reading of a story related to Rembrandt. The group will then take a short walk across the street to the Biggs for a Rembrandt themed craft and a scavenger hunt of the exhibit. Pre-Registrations suggested.
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Thursday July 05 2018
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Read and Make Adventure Trail with Rembrandt's Mini Masterworks
Thu, Jul 5 10:30 AM (60 min)
To celebrate the Biggs’ exhibit of etchings by Rembrandt, we’ve partnered with the Dover Public Library for a story time and craft every Thursday morning in June through July 5th. Each day starts at the Library where participants will hear a reading of a story related to Rembrandt. The group will then take a short walk across the street to the Biggs for a Rembrandt themed craft and a scavenger hunt of the exhibit. Pre-Registrations suggested.
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Monday July 09 2018
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ArtVentures Camp: Session 1: Bigg(s) Earth
Mon, Jul 9 9:00 AM - Fri, Jul 13 12:00 PM (5940 min)
Bigg(s) Earth July 9th - 13th Young artists, ages 6 to 9, can spend a week in July at art camps designed to inspire creativity. Each camp will be led by museum staff in the Child HELP Foundation Gallery Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. until 12 p.m. Children will explore the museum during these camps and discover many different types and styles of art such as painting, sculpture and drawing. Please make sure children wear old clothing and bring a snack each day. If you camper is a future ecologist, botanist, or zoologist, then this session is for them. During this week, campers will learn about the environment and create different eco-centric crafts!
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Monday July 16 2018
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ArtVentures Camp: Session 2: Biggs Beach Week
Mon, Jul 16 9:00 AM - Fri, Jul 20 12:00 PM (5940 min)
Biggs Beach Week July 16th - 20th Young artists, ages 6 to 9, can spend a week in July at art camps designed to inspire creativity. Each camp will be led by museum staff in the Child HELP Foundation Gallery Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. until 12 p.m. Children will explore the museum during these camps and discover many different types and styles of art such as painting, sculpture and drawing. Please make sure children wear old clothing and bring a snack each day. Is your camper a little beach bum? If so, bring them into the museum this week for summer themed crafts including paper lanterns, cardboard castles, and a sailboat mural. We’ll sea you at the museum! Pre-registration is required.
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Monday July 23 2018
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ArtVentures Camp: Session 3: Color Explosion!
Mon, Jul 23 9:00 AM - Fri, Jul 27 12:00 PM (5940 min)
Color Explosion! July 23rd - 27th Young artists, ages 6 to 9, can spend a week in July at art camps designed to inspire creativity. Each camp will be led by museum staff in the Child HELP Foundation Gallery Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. until 12 p.m. Children will explore the museum during these camps and discover many different types and styles of art such as painting, sculpture and drawing. Please make sure children wear old clothing and bring a snack each day. Fill your camper’s week with color during this session at the Biggs. Campers will learn about the color wheel and experiment with multiple mediums. Each day will be filled with unique, colorful crafts! Pre-registration is requied.
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Thursday August 02 2018
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Read and Make Adventure Trail with Audubon’s Birds and Furry Friends
Thu, Aug 2 10:30 AM (60 min)
To celebrate the Biggs’ exhibit of prints of John James Audubon’s birds and mammals, we’ve partnered with the Dover Public Library for a story time and craft every Thursday morning in August. Each day starts at the Library where participants will hear a reading of a story related to Audubon. The group will then take a short walk across the street to the Biggs for an Audubon themed craft and a scavenger hunt of the exhibit. Pre-Registrations suggested.
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Thursday August 09 2018
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Read and Make Adventure Trail with Audubon’s Birds and Furry Friends
Thu, Aug 9 10:30 AM (60 min)
To celebrate the Biggs’ exhibit of prints of John James Audubon’s birds and mammals, we’ve partnered with the Dover Public Library for a story time and craft every Thursday morning in August. Each day starts at the Library where participants will hear a reading of a story related to Audubon. The group will then take a short walk across the street to the Biggs for an Audubon themed craft and a scavenger hunt of the exhibit. Pre-Registrations suggested.
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Thursday August 16 2018
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Read and Make Adventure Trail with Audubon’s Birds and Furry Friends
Thu, Aug 16 10:30 AM (60 min)
To celebrate the Biggs’ exhibit of prints of John James Audubon’s birds and mammals, we’ve partnered with the Dover Public Library for a story time and craft every Thursday morning in August. Each day starts at the Library where participants will hear a reading of a story related to Audubon. The group will then take a short walk across the street to the Biggs for an Audubon themed craft and a scavenger hunt of the exhibit. Pre-Registrations suggested.
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Thursday August 23 2018
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Read and Make Adventure Trail with Audubon’s Birds and Furry Friends
Thu, Aug 23 10:30 PM (60 min)
To celebrate the Biggs’ exhibit of prints of John James Audubon’s birds and mammals, we’ve partnered with the Dover Public Library for a story time and craft every Thursday morning in August. Each day starts at the Library where participants will hear a reading of a story related to Audubon. The group will then take a short walk across the street to the Biggs for an Audubon themed craft and a scavenger hunt of the exhibit. Pre-Registrations suggested.
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Saturday August 25 2018
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The Biggs at Bombay Hook: Height of Shorebird Presence
Sat, Aug 25 9:00 AM (120 min)
In celebration of Audubon’s adventurous spirit and our exhibition of his works, the Biggs has partnered with the renowned Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge for a series of birding events. Each program will feature a different bird species, conservation topic, or trail. All registrations include a tour through the refuge with a Bombay Hook staff member who will guide visitors through the site on foot and by van while assisting with bird watching. Registration also includes same-day admission to the Biggs to see the Audubon exhibit. There are no rain dates for these events and participants will be refunded in the event of rain. Registration is limited and pre-registration is required.
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Saturday September 22 2018
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The Biggs at Bombay Hook: National Public Lands Day and Late Shorebirds
Sat, Sep 22 9:00 AM (120 min)
In celebration of Audubon’s adventurous spirit and our exhibition of his works, the Biggs has partnered with the renowned Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge for a series of birding events. Each program will feature a different bird species, conservation topic, or trail. All registrations include a tour through the refuge with a Bombay Hook staff member who will guide visitors through the site on foot and by van while assisting with bird watching. Registration also includes same-day admission to the Biggs to see the Audubon exhibit. There are no rain dates for these events and participants will be refunded in the event of rain. Registration is limited and pre-registration is required.
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Saturday October 06 2018
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Invite the Birds: Gardening for Water & Wildlife with the Delaware Nature Society
Sat, Oct 6 1:00 PM (45 min)
Ever wondered how to attract birds to your garden each season? Join the Biggs, with National Wildlife Federation state affiliate Delaware Nature Society, as local Habitat Stewards share a colorful presentation and information about our local birds, beneficial native plants for food and cover, and winter bird feeding. All participants will receive a packet of seeds from plants native to Delaware. Pre-Registration is suggested.
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Saturday October 27 2018
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The Biggs at Bombay Hook: Tidal Salt Marsh Trail and Arrival of Canada and Snow Geese
Sat, Oct 27 9:00 AM (120 min)
In celebration of Audubon’s adventurous spirit and our exhibition of his works, the Biggs has partnered with the renowned Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge for a series of birding events. Each program will feature a different bird species, conservation topic, or trail. All registrations include a tour through the refuge with a Bombay Hook staff member who will guide visitors through the site on foot and by van while assisting with bird watching. Registration also includes same-day admission to the Biggs to see the Audubon exhibit. There are no rain dates for these events and participants will be refunded in the event of rain. Registration is limited and pre-registration is required.
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Saturday November 10 2018
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The Biggs at Bombay Hook: Peak of Waterfowl Migration
Sat, Nov 10 9:00 AM (120 min)
In celebration of Audubon’s adventurous spirit and our exhibition of his works, the Biggs has partnered with the renowned Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge for a series of birding events. Each program will feature a different bird species, conservation topic, or trail. All registrations include a tour through the refuge with a Bombay Hook staff member who will guide visitors through the site on foot and by van while assisting with bird watching. Registration also includes same-day admission to the Biggs to see the Audubon exhibit. There are no rain dates for these events and participants will be refunded in the event of rain. Registration is limited and pre-registration is required.
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