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Saturday June 23 2018

Artist Conversations with Feature Artist Milton Downing

Sat, Jun 23 1:00 PM (120 min)
Join Biggs feature exhibition artist Milton Downing for an informal conversation about his work and current show. Come any time between from 1-3 pm to meet Downing and hear more about his assemblage paintings that offer reflections on the human experience from multiple vantage points.
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Thursday June 28 2018

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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Wednesday July 04 2018

4th of July Celebration

Wed, Jul 4 9:00 AM (660 min)
From 9 until dusk the Biggs will be open and free for the downtown 4th of July festivities! Enjoy the holiday with a visit to the Biggs to see our permanent collection and the Rembrandt and Sampler special exhibitions. There will also be a special Biggs Kids craft. Show off your 4th with red, white, and blue by making a patriotic paper lantern at the Biggs!
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Thursday July 05 2018

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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Saturday July 07 2018

July Biggs Kids

Sat, Jul 7 9:00 AM (420 min)
Celebrate one of America’s favorite past times by making your own picnic blankets, complete with friendly ants in search of treats! Don't forget to try out our summery scavenger hunt! This activity is geared toward children ages 4-10
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Sunday July 08 2018

Big(gs) Performances: A Concert with the 2018 DDOA Fellowship Award Winners

Sun, Jul 8 3:30 PM (90 min)
The Biggs and the Delaware Division of the Arts are proud to highlight the winners of this year’s Artist Fellowship in music through a joint concert. Harpsichordist Joyce Chen, cellist Lawrence Stromberg, and Master Fellow and hornist/oboist Llyod Shorter, will share their talents in an afternoon of music.
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Monday July 09 2018

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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Saturday July 14 2018

Artist Conversations with Feature Artist Milton Downing

Sat, Jul 14 1:00 PM (120 min)
Join Biggs feature exhibition artist Milton Downing for an informal conversation about his work and current show. Come any time between from 1-3 pm to meet Downing and hear more about his assemblage paintings that offer reflections on the human experience from multiple vantage points.
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Monday July 16 2018

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

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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Friday August 03 2018

Opening: John James Audubon and His Influence Today

Fri, Aug 3 5:00 PM (120 min)
Enjoy refreshments while you are the first to see the Biggs' blockbuster exhibit, "John James Audubon and His Influence Today." The Curator and staff will be available to offer information and background on the show and light refreshments will be served.
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Saturday August 04 2018

August Biggs Kids

Sat, Aug 4 9:00 AM (420 min)
Do you know what a “quadruped” is? Come visit the John James Audubon show and spot some for yourself. Then join us in the studio for four-legged craft!. Don't forget to try out our Audubon scavenger hunt! This activity is geared toward children ages 4-10
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Thursday August 09 2018

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

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

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

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. The Biggs is proud to partner with Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge on this program. To read more about this organization, you can visit the following: http://www.fws.gov/refuge/Bombay_Hook/ http://www.facebook.com/bombayhookwildliferefuge
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Saturday September 01 2018

September Biggs Kids

Sat, Sep 1 9:00 AM (420 min)
Celebrate our visiting flock of John James Audubon bird prints and our state’s Native peoples with a special Lenape inspired bird craft. Feathers will fly! This activity is geared toward children ages 4-10
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Saturday September 08 2018

Member Event: Birds and Brews with the Biggs and the Delaware Nature Society

Sat, Sep 8 10:00 AM - Sat, Sep 8 1:30 PM (210 min)
Spend the day with Delaware’s avian population and the prints of John James Audubon during a partner program with the Delaware Nature Society. This event is open to members of the Delaware Nature Society and members of the Biggs. The day begins at Abbot’s Mill Nature Center in Milford, DE with a birding walk led by a Delaware Nature Society staff member. Afterwards, the group will head to the Biggs for a boxed lunch and “brew” of your choice (beer or coffee), followed by a tour of the Biggs’ exhibit “John James Audubon and His Influence Today,” led by a Biggs’ Curator. Registration includes boxed lunch and admission to Abbot’s Mill and the Biggs. A complimentary shuttle with limited seating will also be provided from Ashland Nature Center to transport those traveling from New Castle County. The shuttle will depart from Ashland Nature Center at 8:30 and will return by 2:30. Space is limited and registrations are required for all participants.
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Wednesday September 12 2018

The Basics of Watercolor Seires

Wed, Sep 12 6:00 PM - Wed, Oct 24 8:00 PM (60600 min)
Although Audubon is best known for his prints, all of his most famous works were created from original watercolors. To explore Audubon’s signature technique, the Biggs is partnering with artist and instructor Heather Ossandon to offer a series of seven watercolor classes every Wednesday evening from September 12th through October 24th. These sessions will provide beginner and intermediate students the chance to learn the basics of watercolor painting, including techniques for painting still-lifes, animals, and landscapes. Instruction will also include drawing and use of watercolor and gouache. Suggested supply lists will be provided. Fee includes all seven classes. No individual classes are being offered.
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Saturday September 22 2018

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. The Biggs is proud to partner with Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge on this program. To read more about this organization, you can visit the following: http://www.fws.gov/refuge/Bombay_Hook/ http://www.facebook.com/bombayhookwildliferefuge
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Saturday October 06 2018

Special Birding Biggs Kids

Sat, Oct 6 11:00 AM (60 min)
Do you have a Biggs Kid who loves birds? Bring them by for a special Biggs Kids adventure. At 11, join a Teacher/Naturalist, with the Delaware Nature Society, for “Bird Watching Basics.” Learn what makes a bird a bird, how to use binoculars, and tips and tricks for beginners in the great outdoors on the Green and Legislative Mall. Afterwards, families are invited to the museum to make a special bird craft and see our exhibit John James Audubon and His Influence Today.
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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

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. The Biggs is proud to partner with Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge on this program. To read more about this organization, you can visit the following: http://www.fws.gov/refuge/Bombay_Hook/ http://www.facebook.com/bombayhookwildliferefuge
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Saturday November 10 2018

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. The Biggs is proud to partner with Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge on this program. To read more about this organization, you can visit the following: http://www.fws.gov/refuge/Bombay_Hook/ http://www.facebook.com/bombayhookwildliferefuge
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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 “John James Audubon and His Influence Today” 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, and Dr. Stephanie Delamarie, Associate Curator of Fine Arts at Winterthur Museum, Garden, and Library. This is a member event and includes a continnental breakfast and Bloody Mary and Mimosa bar. Members are invited to bring up to 2 "future members" as guests, provided they register these additional guests.
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