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Biggs Museum of American Art

Open Now: 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Open today: 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
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3 floors of exhibits of art and furnitue; smaller venue. The art work outside the building entices... read more

Reviewed 17 June 2018
Chicago, Illinois
Don’t pass this by while visiting Dover

Beautiful museum with 3 floors of interesting exhibits. We enjoyed the School Sampler works and... read more

Reviewed 8 June 2018
Ooltewah, Tennessee
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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 17 June 2018

3 floors of exhibits of art and furnitue; smaller venue. The art work outside the building entices your interest to see what is inside.

Thank IllinoisKate1
Reviewed 8 June 2018 via mobile

Beautiful museum with 3 floors of interesting exhibits. We enjoyed the School Sampler works and the Rembrandt works of art. Lots of antique furniture and silver collections. There is a fee. Parking is free.

Thank paigesmd61
Reviewed 28 May 2018

A thoughtfully arranged and beautifully presented overview of one man's collection. There are three floors to explore and the permanent collection is presented chronologically. The striking period wallpaper reproductions behind the art and artifacts added considerable drama to the viewing experience. Not a comprehensive collection...More

Thank Fred K
Reviewed 11 April 2018

A small museum that is thoughtfully curated, the Biggs is worth a visit by anyone who appreciates American regionalist painting, furniture and silver.

Thank Kevin O
Reviewed 10 April 2018

I expected the tour of the facility was to follow the handout map they gave me at the time of entrance. Nothing was in the places indicated, as they had a special exhibition, and what was there were foreshortened displays. Again, a disappointment.

Thank Terry K
Reviewed 5 April 2018

We visited this museum and there was a small charge, but we enjoyed the art and furniture. They had videos in many rooms that added a lot of context and detail to the works on display. I particularly liked the landscape painting and the stories...More

Thank Shawn H
Reviewed 22 January 2018

I'm a member of the museum, so I might be prejudiced. I love going here. They have some wonderful impressionist paintings up on the third floor and lots of local high quality paintings and other art too. I'm not really into the furniture, but it's...More

2  Thank Dave W
Reviewed 12 December 2017

I visited with a group and had a tour guide to take us in to all the rooms and explain the art and artifacts. If was interesting. Their art work changes.

Thank RonB4610
Reviewed 26 October 2017

Based upon recommendations from our Bed and Breakfast we decided to visit here. It was a small museum but the work is very interesting and well done. Bear in mind-this is American Art with furniture and other clocks, etc. Don't expect a huge museum with...More

1  Thank Wildycat
Reviewed 18 October 2017

The cost to enter is similar to that of an actual museum. I could see a few dollars or a simple request for donation. There are simply not enough exhibits to warrant the cost.

Thank TimB3174
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Response from Phylzy | Reviewed this property |
It runs thru 7/30/2017. Nice exhibit.