Biggs Museum of American Art

The Biggs Museum of American Art holds an extensive collection of American fine and decorative arts that provides a platform for education in American history and the arts. The museum’s permanent collection includes the only comprehensive representational American paintings collection on the Delmarva Peninsula. Paintings and furniture, from the 18th-century to folk and the early modern, give a look at the diversity of American styles. Sculptures, tools, and other objects give a look at the history of form and composition. The museum has over 1,500 objects in its collection and rotates exhibitions every 3-4 months, so there is always something new to see at the Biggs Museum of American Art.

contact info

Hrs: Tues.-Sat. 9AM-4:30PM, Sun. 1:30PM-4:30PM

School

The Biggs Museum of Art offers free tours to schools. Groups can choose from a selection of existing tours or the museum staff can tailor one to your group’s needs. Tours feature a supplementary creative project for students, designed to meet the most recent set of standards for the visual arts, as well as incorporate multiple subject areas. Written exercises, inquiry-based discussion, and interactive demonstrations allow groups to learn and explore art concepts.

supports classroom learning in:
Art, Social Studies

topics covered:
American art, American History, Baroque Period, Contemporary art, Decorative arts, Fine arts, Impressionism, Landscapes, Painting, Sculpture

contact info
Name: Regina Lynch
Phone: 302-674-2111 ext. 110
Email: rlynch@biggsmuseum.org

TRIP INFO

Grade Level: All Grades Group Size: no min., 50 max. Program Type: Day Trips, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Tours, Guided Activities. Recomm. Length of Visit: Varies, 1-2 hours. Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: Varies, 10:1.Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: Varies, 10:1.Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: Varies, 10:1. Registration: Online, Phone, Email, Fax, Mail. Food Options: Bring your own. Cost: Fee Accessible To: D, VI, HI, LD, ASD.

Art Museum Lesson Plan

FUN FACTS

– Vincent Van Gogh created over 2,000 works during his lifetime. However, he was only ever able to sell one of his paintings while he was alive.

– Leonardo Da Vinci was left-handed. He took notes from right-to-left instead of the English language standard left-to-right.

– Pablo Picasso was arrested and questioned regarding the theft of Mona Lisa in 1911. He was released without being charged.

– In late 1961, Henri Matisse’s painting “Le Bateau” was hung upside down at the Museum of Modern Art in New York for 46 days before anyone noticed.

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Biggs Museum of American Art

The Biggs Museum of American Art holds an extensive collection of American fine and decorative arts that provides a platform for education in American history and the arts. The museum’s permanent collection includes the only comprehensive representational American paintings collection on the Delmarva Peninsula. Paintings and furniture, from the 18th-century to folk and the early modern, give a look at the diversity of American styles. Sculptures, tools, and other objects give a look at the history of form and composition. The museum has over 1,500 objects in its collection and rotates exhibitions every 3-4 months, so there is always something new to see at the Biggs Museum of American Art.

contact info

Hrs: Tues.-Sat. 9AM-4:30PM, Sun. 1:30PM-4:30PM

Scouts

The Biggs Museum offers changing exhibitions throughout the year. Its intimate galleries offer guests a personal experience with the collection. The art at the Biggs provides a lens through which to behold the history of the major periods of art in America. Troop leaders can choose from a selection of existing tours or the museum staff can tailor one to your scout troop’s needs. Interactive demonstrations engage scouts as they explore various art concepts.

supports scout badges in:
Art, Social Studies.

topics covered:
American Heritage, Architecture, Art, Museum Discovery, Sculpture, Visual Arts.

contact info
Name: Regina Lynch
Phone: 302-674-2111 ext. 110
Email: rlynch@biggsmuseum.org

TRIP INFO

Grade Level: All Grades Group Size: no min., 50 max. Program Type: Day Trips, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Tours, Self-Guided Activities, Guided Activities. Recomm. Length of Visit: Varies, 1-2 hours. Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: Varies, 10:1.Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: Varies, 10:1.Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: Varies, 10:1. Registration: Online, Phone, Email, Fax, Mail. Food Options: Bring your own. Cost: Fee Accessible To: D, VI, HI, LD, ASD.

Art Museum Lesson Plan

FUN FACTS

– Vincent Van Gogh created over 2,000 works during his lifetime. However, he was only ever able to sell one of his paintings while he was alive.

– Leonardo Da Vinci was left-handed. He took notes from right-to-left instead of the English language standard left-to-right.

– Pablo Picasso was arrested and questioned regarding the theft of Mona Lisa in 1911. He was released without being charged.

– In late 1961, Henri Matisse’s painting “Le Bateau” was hung upside down at the Museum of Modern Art in New York for 46 days before anyone noticed.

View Lesson Plan>>

Biggs Museum of American Art

The Biggs Museum of American Art holds an extensive collection of American fine and decorative arts that provides a platform for education in American history and the arts. The museum’s permanent collection includes the only comprehensive representational American paintings collection on the Delmarva Peninsula. Paintings and furniture, from the 18th-century to folk and the early modern, give a look at the diversity of American styles. Sculptures, tools, and other objects give a look at the history of form and composition. The museum has over 1,500 objects in its collection and rotates exhibitions every 3-4 months, so there is always something new to see at the Biggs Museum of American Art.

contact info

Hrs: Tues.-Sat. 9AM-4:30PM, Sun. 1:30PM-4:30PM

Camp

The Biggs Museum of Art welcomes campers: tours are free for children’s groups and their adult supervisors. Campers can explore the significant Biggs collection in a timeline that begins in 1700 and extends to the present. The fine and decorative arts of Delaware can be viewed alongside national examples of American style. Tours feature accompanying creative activities that can enrich groups’ unique educational experiences.

topics covered:
American art, American History, Baroque Period, Contemporary art, Decorative arts, Fine arts, Geography, Impressionism, Landscapes, Painting, Sculpture.

contact info
Name: Regina Lynch
Phone: 302-674-2111 ext. 110
Email: rlynch@biggsmuseum.org

TRIP INFO

Grade Level: All Grades Group Size: no min., 50 max. Program Type: Self-Guided Tours, Guided Tours, Self-Guided Activities, Guided Activities. Recomm. Length of Visit: Varies, 1-2 hours. Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: Varies, 10:1.Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: Varies, 10:1.Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: Varies, 10:1. Registration: Online, Phone, Email, Fax, Mail. Food Options: Bring your own. Cost: Fee Accessible To: PD, VI, HI, LD, ASD.

Art Museum Lesson Plan

FUN FACTS

– Vincent Van Gogh created over 2,000 works during his lifetime. However, he was only ever able to sell one of his paintings while he was alive.

– Leonardo Da Vinci was left-handed. He took notes from right-to-left instead of the English language standard left-to-right.

– Pablo Picasso was arrested and questioned regarding the theft of Mona Lisa in 1911. He was released without being charged.

– In late 1961, Henri Matisse’s painting “Le Bateau” was hung upside down at the Museum of Modern Art in New York for 46 days before anyone noticed.

View Lesson Plan>>

Biggs Museum of American Art

The Biggs Museum of American Art holds an extensive collection of American fine and decorative arts that provides a platform for education in American history and the arts. The museum’s permanent collection includes the only comprehensive representational American paintings collection on the Delmarva Peninsula. Paintings and furniture, from the 18th-century to folk and the early modern, give a look at the diversity of American styles. Sculptures, tools, and other objects give a look at the history of form and composition. The museum has over 1,500 objects in its collection and rotates exhibitions every 3-4 months, so there is always something new to see at the Biggs Museum of American Art.

contact info

Hrs: Tues.-Sat. 9AM-4:30PM, Sun. 1:30PM-4:30PM

Homeschool

The Biggs Museum of Art offers group tours with corresponding lesson plans and self-guided tours with print-out lessons. One lesson teaches students about landscapes, erosion, and preservation via featured artwork Far View (Old Beach) by Ethel Pennewill Brown Leach, Pre-1926. Another lesson investigates Western exploration in the American landscape tradition. Students invoke landscape painting The Waterfall by Christopher Pearce Cranach, 1851, to develop an understanding of Delaware history and its connections with United States history.

supports classroom learning in:
Art, Social Studies.

topics covered:
American art, American History, Baroque Period, Contemporary art, Decorative arts, Fine arts, Geography, Impressionism, Landscapes, Painting, Sculpture.

contact info
Name: Regina Lynch
Phone: 302-674-2111 ext. 110
Email: rlynch@biggsmuseum.org

TRIP INFO

Grade Level: All Grades Group Size: no min., 50 max. Program Type: Self-Guided Tours, Guided Tours, Self-Guided Activities, Guided Activities. Recomm. Length of Visit: Varies, 1-2 hours. Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: Varies, 10:1.Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: Varies, 10:1.Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: Varies, 10:1. Registration: Online, Phone, Email, Fax, Mail. Food Options: Bring your own. Cost: Fee Accessible To: PD, VI, HI, LD, ASD.

Art Museum Lesson Plan

FUN FACTS

– Vincent Van Gogh created over 2,000 works during his lifetime. However, he was only ever able to sell one of his paintings while he was alive.

– Leonardo Da Vinci was left-handed. He took notes from right-to-left instead of the English language standard left-to-right.

– Pablo Picasso was arrested and questioned regarding the theft of Mona Lisa in 1911. He was released without being charged.

– In late 1961, Henri Matisse’s painting “Le Bateau” was hung upside down at the Museum of Modern Art in New York for 46 days before anyone noticed.

View Lesson Plan>>

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