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Biggs Museum of American Art

406 Federal Street, Dover, DE 19903
302-674-2111
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Ranked #7 of 20 attractions in Dover
Type: Art Museums, History Museums
Owner description: This museum, named after a local art collector, features American painting and crafts from Colonial portraiture to 20th-century Impressionism, with a... more » Owner description: This museum, named after a local art collector, features American painting and crafts from Colonial portraiture to 20th-century Impressionism, with a special focus on the work of local artists from the Colonial and Federal periods. « less
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Yuma, Arizona
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37 reviews 37 reviews
4 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

First, admission is free. Second, the staff was enthusiastic about the art. Third, the art is really top-notch. We got there with only 30 minutes before they closed, but my daughter (11) loves art so she pestered me to go in. So glad we did! The lady at the front counter asked us lots of questions and then took us... More

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Chestertown, Maryland
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36 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2014 via mobile

I was delighted by my recent visit to the Biggs and would encourage anyone who has as little as an hour to pop over and browse the galleries. Any visitor with a interest in history or nature from Delaware, Maryland or Pennsylvania would enjoy the Bayard Berndt exhibit going on now. The exhibit has great landscape paintings from those areas... More

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Reading, Pennsylvania
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52 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2014

Admission is free to this enjoyable museum full of artistic treasures, which include paintings, furniture, and silver. Not a very large museum, but worth a visit.

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Englewood, Colorado
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9 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2013

I visited this museum on a rainy day on my visit to Dover. I was happy to see that the museum opened at 9:00 AM as it gave me the opportunity to have a pleasant experience viewing some beautiful American art pieces while waiting for the Legislative Hall to open. I had a pleasant, warm welcome by the museum staff... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

Eleven of us took a guided tour of the Museum, threat was great as well as the furniture of different periods. This tour could have been better if the guide could have given us more insight to the artists rendition of what he was telling us through his art, the place was very clean and in good condition. If you... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2013

I love coming to this museum! Truly, the Biggs is my favorite place to spend an evening. I particularly appreciate the way modern pieces by Delaware artists are displayed alongside older pieces by Delaware artists. Very well done! I also love the new renovations and pieces.

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Smyrna, Delaware
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13 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2013

This is a free art museum located in Dover. They offer great programs for kids that provide hands on exposure to the arts. The museum itself has some beautiful pieces on display and the staff is always so wonderful and willing to share their knowledge. We particularly enjoyed the historical furniture and silver.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2013

Beautiful oil paintings & unique furniture gave this small museum some interesting features. The wall paper was unique & complimented the staged spaces.

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Kutztown, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2013

This excellent 3 story museum is right in the center of the old colonial area of Dover. It is made up mainly of the collection of Sewell Biggs, an art collector from Delaware, who gave his collection to the state. He collected work from the Middle Atlantic states. The top 2 floors house the permanent collection, made up of American... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2013 via mobile

The museum is small but very beautiful! When I went there were not a lot of people there. It was like having the museum to yourself. Even the wall paper is art! I would go back again.

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