Period of Contemporary Art

The stylistically varied art of the past few decades is one of the fastest growing areas in the Biggs permanent collection. Delaware’s contemporary art scene is fueled by local centers of art education such as the University of Delaware, the Pennsylvania Academy of the Arts, Delaware College of Art and Design, Tyler School of Art, and several important art leagues. Realism remains the dominant force in local visual art circles and traditional art forms such as furniture and glass blowing are preserved by modern artists across the state. For more information on recent figures on the Delaware art scene, check out the Biggs’ Past Exhibitions.