AUGUST 5, 2009 – AUGUST 31, 2009

Open August 5, 2009 – August 31, 2009

The Biggs Museum is proud to serve as a partner alongside the Delaware State Fair, the Boys & Girls Club, WMDT and the Ellen Degeneres Show in the 2009 Ellen’s Wacky Chair Contest. In July 2009, local artists partnered with all ten Delaware Boys and Girls clubs to design and create a “wacky chair” for an episode of the Ellen Degeneres Show in September 2009. One Adirondack chair was created by a local artist for each Boys and Girls Club that incorporated the children’s ideas. All ten chairs were on display at the 2009 Delaware State Fair from July 23rd until August 1st. The chairs will be on display throughout the Permanent Collection at the Biggs Museum during the remainder of the month of August. The public is invited to vote for their favorite chair on the Boys & Girls Club web-site ( from July 23rd until August 28th. All voters are encouraged to make a $1 donation on the web-site that will directly benefit Boy and Girls Clubs of Delaware and Maryland and the Biggs Museum. On Monday, August 31st, the winning chair will be announced. The winning artist, and Director of the winning Boys and Girls Club will attend an episode of the Ellen Degeneres Show when Ellen will sit in the “Wacky Chair.” One random voter will also be drawn to win two tickets to the Ellen Degeneres Show along with airfare and hotel accommodations.