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Biggs Museum of American Art

406 Federal St, Dover, DE 19901-3615
+1 302-674-2111
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Very good collection of American art and furniture

We were surprised at the extent of this museum. Lots of paintings and fine early American... read more

Reviewed 29 May 2017
Guilderland, New York
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... read more

Reviewed 28 April 2017
Oliver S
New York City, New York
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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.
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406 Federal St, Dover, DE 19901-3615
+1 302-674-2111
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Reviewed 29 May 2017

We were surprised at the extent of this museum. Lots of paintings and fine early American furniture.

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Reviewed 28 April 2017

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...More

Thank Oliver S
Reviewed 12 April 2017

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.

Thank Phylzy
Reviewed 28 March 2017

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...More

Thank Paul_from_VA
Reviewed 12 January 2017

This is more than a museum. It is also an integral of Dover life. It offers its space to local groups which aid the growth of Dover as well as prized art pieces from local artists as well as national. There is always a friendly...More

Thank TreaterJim
Reviewed 15 December 2016 via mobile

3 floors of art, furniture, silver, etc with explanations about the periods covered in American history.

Thank cpafan
Reviewed 15 November 2016

I went to a showing of the illuminated books of the Bible and was fascinated by the quality of the work displayed as well as the manner in which the art work was presented. The staff were very knowledgeable about the items.

Thank snowigo
Reviewed 30 October 2016

Very well managed museum, featuring local and regional art. Many fundraising events are held here. Three floors of interesting art and artifacts and furniture. Gift shop holds some unusual local crafters, scarves, jewelry and pottery to mention a few. Sundays are free admission, perfect afternoon...More

1  Thank ShirleyGirl2014
Reviewed 18 October 2016

wide variety of styles of art, antique furniture and artifacts. small craft section for children, Free admission for certain events, a definite to see for all when free..Must appreciate art to pay regular entrance fee, a little high

Thank Marsha B
Reviewed 15 September 2016

Built around the private collection of the late Sewell Biggs, the museum houses his collection of American art and hosts changing temporary exhibitions. Mr. Biggs had a keen eye and purchased gem-like examples of 18th and 19th century American art. Combining the fine and decorative...More

Thank Wil003S
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Marvadell Z
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Response from Phylzy | Reviewed this property |
It runs thru 7/30/2017. Nice exhibit.