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Delaware Art Museums

 Biggs Museum in Dover


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Biggs Museum

Dover, DE   Map it >>
What You’ll See: Paintings, sculptures, illustrations & furniture, with a special emphasis on artists from the coastal region of Delaware, Maryland & Virginia
Don’t Miss: Early 20th century illustrations of pirates, Native Americans & book covers of Robin Hood and Treasure Island in the Frank E. Schoonover gallery
Just for Kids: Free monthly art projects during Biggs Kids (ages 5-10) and Mini Masters workshops (ages 3-5), plus family “First Look pARTies” at new exhibitions or other activities on first Fridays.

Free admission daily, year-round. 302-674-2111, www.biggsmuseum.org

Delaware Art Museum

Wilmington, DE   Map it >>
What You’ll See: 19th and 20th century American art and illustrations, and the largest British Pre Raphaelite collection (works from 1800s England that were inspired by art from the Middle Ages) in the U.S.
Don’t Miss: RIOT by Deborah Butterfield, featuring found objects and scraps of metal, including letters from a discarded movie theater sign. Outside the Museum, in the Copeland Sculpture Garden, there’s a circular labyrinth walking path.
Just for Kids: Little ones are free to make art and even touch actual paintings in the Kids’ Corner, which also hosts storytimes every Friday morning.

$6-$12 admission, ages 6 & younger free. $25 family admission for up to 2 adults & 4 youth available. Free admission on Sundays. Closed Mondays and Tuesdays. 302-571-9590, www.delart.org

Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts

Wilmington, DE   Map it >>
What You’ll See: Constantly-changing exhibits — more than 30 in a year — in various media, from paintings to crafts and video art
Don’t Miss: Brightly-colored, “seeping, creeping and dripping organic forms” in Jackie Brown’s Brain Fruit II: An Excited State, through April 17
Just for Kids: Art projects that correspond with current exhibits, for families with kids ages 4 & up, on most third Sundays of the month. Teens can sign up for the workshop Handprint 2 Tag: Graffiti Throughout History, March 12.

Free admission daily, year-round. 302-656-6466, www.thedcca.org

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