Biggs Museum of American Art

Downtown Dover

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Museum hosts temporary exhibits, programs, events & American art collection with work from 1700s to present spanning 18 galleries

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Without frequent exposure to art, viewers may struggle to discern whether they're looking at an impressionist masterpiece or out a heavily smudged window. Start your eye-training with today's Groupon to the Biggs Museum of American Art in Dover. Choose between the following options:

  • For $20, you get a one-year individual membership (up to a $40 value) that includes:
    • One membership card
    • Quarterly MuseLetter, bi-monthly calendar of events, and special-event invitations
    • Special discounts on all museum programs, events, and publications
    • Two tickets to the annual member appreciation breakfast in the spring
    • One BMAA membership decal

  • For $28, you get a one-year family membership for two adults and any children under 18 (a $60 value) that includes:
    • Two membership cards
    • Quarterly MuseLetter, bi-monthly calendar of events, and special-event invitations
    • Special discounts on all Museum programs, events, and publications
    • Four tickets to the annual member appreciation breakfast in the spring
    • Two BMAA membership decals

The Biggs Museum of American Art showcases late founder Sewell C. Biggs's impressive collection that focuses on the evolution of American and especially Mid-Atlantic art from the 18th century up to the present. Steal some time inside the museum's 18 intimate galleries and peruse the permanent collection’s early American furniture, regional silver, and sculptures needled by the famously opposable-thumbed Hiram Powers. Although admission is free, the Biggs Museum fills a bustling calendar with programs such as art classes and kids’ activities that members can enjoy at a discount, along with events such as the annual member appreciation breakfast. With a rotating cast of exhibitions, current offerings include the Award Winners XI exhibition running through October 23, 2011, which displays works by the Individual Artist fellows of the Delaware Division of the Arts. The upcoming Delaware By Hand: Masters Competition exhibition, on display from November 4, 2011 to February 19, 2012, features contemporary work chosen by a panel of judges and presented in tandem with an array of public programs, art sales, and grassroots movements to line public spaces with paint-spewing fire hydrants.

Though Biggs Museum of American Art sometimes features a discounted price online, this Groupon still offers the best deal available.

Customer Reviews

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Oliver S April 28, 2017
"If Mr. Biggs could see it today..."
I don't think he'd like it. The museum exhibits a collection that Sewell C. Biggs took lifetime to build: finest silverware created in Delaware and several examples of fine American Furniture are the bulk of the collection. The upper floors have also some American paintings from the Impres... Read More
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Phylzy April 12, 2017
"Great Little Museum"
The Biggs has a beautiful mix of art, furniture, history, etc. Sewell Biggs did a wonderful job of preserving a rich history for the people of Delaware.
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Paul_from_VA March 28, 2017
"Interesting content without overwhelming"
We had little time to visit before it closed, but we will definitely return. It's not overwhelmingly large. You can visit leisurely and not feel you have missed most of it. We enjoyed the American furniture exhibits. It was instructional to compare and contrast the various styles and perio... Read More
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    Downtown Dover

    406 Federal St.

    Dover, Delaware 19901

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