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“Wonderful Small Museum” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Biggs Museum of American Art

Biggs Museum of American Art
406 Federal Street, Dover, DE 19903
302-674-2111
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Ranked #6 of 37 things to do in Dover
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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.
Gettysburg PA
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“Wonderful Small Museum”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2013

Great small museum with no entrance fee. Decorative arts from the Mid-Atlantic region circa 1675 to 1980 including furniture, silver, and many oil paintings by well known artists. An excellent sampling from each period along with changing exhibits.

Visited May 2013
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Dover, Delaware
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“small hometown art museum”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2013

Has some very nice pieces and a very knowledgeable staff. It is a small museum with furniture, art and silver sets. Not a modern art place really. Its free with plenty of parking. They even hold classes and events here.

Visited May 2013
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NJ
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“Local art”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2013

Enjoyed the local art and the variety of artists. The exhibit on the Projectionist was extremely interesting, as it had such a local flavor.

Visited March 2013
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Fairfax, Virginia
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“Attractive little gem”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2013

This is a small art museum, but it has some real gems in the contemporary collection. If you have 45 mins to an hour, this would be a really good use of the time - and the price is unbeatable!!

Visited February 2013
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Cockeysville
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“Interesting”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2013

Quite a display of furniture, silver and some Americana art too by popular and local artists. Paintings and sculpture as well.

Visited February 2013
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