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Biggs Museum of American Art

406 Federal Street
Dover, DE

Phone: (302) 674-2111 - Tty: -

Statement of Purpose

The Museum's fourteen galleries house the remarkable collection of American fine and decorative arts assembled over the past sixty years by the founder, Sewell C. Biggs. Located in Dover, Delaware's state capital, the Biggs Museum is the only art museum in southern Delaware. The paintings span two centuries and provide a survey of major styles of American art from colonial portraiture to impressionism.

Highlights & Collections

Artists of note include members of the Peale family, Gilbert Stuart, Thomas Cole, Albert Bierstadt, and Childe Hassam. A special feature is the focus on artists from the region, such as Delaware illustrator Frank E. Schoonover.

Sculpture, needlework, drawings, and ceramics complement the exceptional display of American art.

Current Exhibits and Upcoming Special Events

The exhibition of furniture and silver highlights the work of Delaware Valley craftsmen including cabinetmakers from the Janvier family of Odessa and silversmith Bancroft Woodcock of Wilmington, Delaware.


Wednesday through Saturday 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. Sunday 1:30 pm to 4:30 pm. The Museum is closed Monday. Tuesday, and State Holidays.

Admission & Directions:

Admission is free, donations are encouraged. Enjoy the Museum's changing exhibitions, tours, family activity sheets, and programs. Become a Museum member and save on Museum merchandise, programs, and trips. Members also receive the Museum's Newsletter as well as invitations to special programs and events.

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