Street Address
406 Federal Street
Dover, DE 19901
Mailing Address
P.O. Box 711
Dover, DE 19903
phone: 302-674-2111
fax: 302-674-5133
e-mail: admin@biggsmuseum.org
web: www.biggsmuseum.org
Hours
Tuesday - Saturday9 AM - 4:30 PM
Sunday1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
The Biggs Museum is closed Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, Thanksgiving, and New Years Day.
Admissions
There is no charge for admission to the Biggs Museum, although donations are accepted. Throughout the year, the Biggs Museum offers special programs and events, such as opening receptions and lectures. These ticketed events may require admission fees. Biggs Museum members receive special discounts on these tickets.
Museum Type(s)
Art
Staff
Linda Danko, Director
phone: 302-674-2111 x102

Description

Special features of the permanent collection include the only comprehensive representational American paintings collection on the Delmarva Peninsula with highlights by the Peale family, Albert Bierstadt, Gilbert Stuart, and Childe Hassam. Experience a variety of art forms such as sculptures by Hiram Powers and images by Brandywine School illustrator, Frank E. Schoonover. View Examples of furniture by early-American cabinetmakers such as, the Javier family of Odessa, and William Savery of Philadelphia. The Museum also houses one of the finest collections of regional silver in the country.

Mission

The Biggs Museum of American Art is dedicated to developing awareness, understanding, and appreciation of fine and decorative arts and their impact on our culture, and to the enrichment of our cultural lives by collecting, preserving, exhibiting and interpreting the fine and decorative arts for a diverse audience.

History

Established in 1993, the Sewell C. Biggs Museum of American Art Museum houses one of the finest collections of American fine and decorative arts.

Educational Programs

The Biggs Museum offers a wide variety of public programs and events promoting art education as an interactive process that occurs both in the museum and throughout the community. Programs strive to engage audiences actively in educational experiences that provide a context for the work on view and innovative learning opportunities with art and culture. The museum seeks to meet the educational needs of many diverse audiences, including students, teachers, families and adults.

    ADA

    The Biggs Museum is fully wheel chair accessible. Elevators are located on all floors of the museum building. There are also handicapped parking spaces available in the museum parking lot.

    Wheelchair Accessible

    Parking