Delaware museums sponsor virtual programs

DOVER — Cross-stitching, the wreck of the DeBraak and artist Francis Barraud, creator of the “His Master’s Voice” painting, will be explored in virtual programs streamed live on the Web by Delaware Division of Historical and Cultural Affairs museums during the month of January 2020. All programs are free and open to the public. Go […]

Biggs museum closing temporarily, going virtual

DOVER — In response to the growing COVID-19 numbers in the area and the recent stay-at-home advisory issued by the governor, the Biggs Museum of American Art has decided to close to the public Wednesday through Jan. 30. According to a statement issued Tuesday, at the end of January, the museum will reevaluate its status […]

Best Bets: Dali exhibit takes ‘Stairway’ to Biggs Museum

Throughout the last eight months of the pandemic, through the closures and the concern for fellow employees and patrons, the one thing Biggs Museum of American Art curator Ryan Grover could look forward to is the arrival of Salvador Dalí. “It’s always been, ‘The show’s coming. The show’s coming,’” he said. The show finally arrives […]

Biggs temporarily closed due to potential COVID exposure

EDITOR’S NOTE: The Biggs Museum will reopen on Friday. DOVER — The Biggs Museum of American Art announced Wednesday night it is temporarily closing its doors due to “a potential secondary exposure to COVID.” As part of the museum’s predetermined operating protocol in the interest of public health, the Biggs will shutter its doors until […]

Ag museum’s restored church dedicated

DOVER — The completely restored St. Thomas Methodist Episcopal Church (circa 1857) was reopened to the public Saturday before a large audience on the grounds of the Delaware Agricultural Museum and Village. Originally nestled in a wooded preserve near present day Shortly, St. Thomas Methodist Episcopal Church served the religious, social and educational needs of […]

‘Mike-ro-scopic’ shows cardboard art at Gallery 37

MILFORD — “Mike-ro-scopic” is Michael Fleishman’s second solo show in Delaware, follwing his solo show, “Kitsch in Synch,” and group shows at Mispillion and Greater Millsboro Art Leagues. It continues his exploration of his new direction: cardboard. Mr. Fleishman is honored to be one of 19 recipients of a 2020 Individual Artist Fellowships awarded by […]

Best Bets: Biggs Museum uncovers works by ‘hidden gem’ Lewis

Taylor Collins got the surprise of a lifetime early in her artistic career. While looking at art books at the Dover Public Library back in the mid-70s, she came across works by famed Delaware artist Jack Lewis. “I loved what he did. He had the painting and then he told a story about the scene. […]

Delaware state museums reopening with self-guided tours

Delaware’s five state museums will begin reopening this week with self-guided tours by reservation. In accordance with the Phase I reopening plans issued by Gov. John Carney, museums administered by the Delaware Division of Historical and Cultural Affairs (HCA) will accept reservations for tours starting today, with the first set of tours scheduled for Friday […]

Delaware Agricultural Museum undergoes renovations amidst closures

DOVER — The Delaware Agricultural Museum and Village sits eerily empty off U.S. 13 in Dover, awaiting patrons who are prohibited from visiting due to state restrictions because of the coronavirus. But instead of letting their historic facility collect dust, museum executive director Carolyn Claypoole is working on various renovation projects to attract more visitors […]

Best Bets: Delaware museums getting creative during shutdown

With the coronavirus pandemic ongoing, Delaware museums and historic buildings are closed, denying a chance to share their treasures with the public. Undaunted, many facilities have increased their online presence with virtual tours, activity books, a look at their collections, Facebook Live events and more. •Last week, the Division of Historical and Cultural Affairs launched […]