Established in 1993, the Sewell C. Biggs Museum of American Art houses one of the finest collections of American fine and decorative arts, focusing on Delaware and the Mid-Atlantic.

You’ll find a range of works from paintings, sculpture, silver and furniture by artists such as the Peale family and Hiram Powers, to illustrations by notable artists including N.C. Wyeth, Howard Pyle and Frank E. Schoonover and modern and contemporary works by artists such as Peter Sculthorpe, Edward Loper Sr., and Elizabeth Catlett.

With three floors to explore, The Biggs houses a variety of artistic styles and movements such as impressionism, modern and contemporary, Greek revival, illustration and more.

An ever-changing repertoire of American art

The Biggs is continually expanding its repertoire of American art. With new acquisitions arriving each year, you’ll enjoy a unique experience every time you step through the doors. The changing exhibitions throughout the year feature historical and contemporary art topics.

Educational programs and events bring arts and culture to levels available for all.

Art access for all, including free Biggs Weekend

The Biggs strives to make art accessible to all. Click here to see a list of programs that the museum participates in to ensure that our art is available to all. In addition to these programs, The Biggs invites the community to enjoy Biggs Weekend, on the first Friday, Saturday and Sunday of each month – offering free admission, special programs and tours.



10 A.M. TO 5 P.M.

Thursday – Sunday
And MLK Jr. Day, President’s Day, Veterans’ Day, and Indigenous People’s Day.


Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and select holidays


FREE: Members, Children (18 and younger),and Companions or care persons of people with disabilities. Active military and dependents eligible for free membership


General Admissions $10
Seniors (60+) $8
Arts Reach Access
& Museums for All
College Students
(with valid ID)
(18 Under)


The Biggs is fully wheelchair accessible. Elevators are located on all floors of the museum building. Handicapped parking spaces available in the museum parking lot.


406 Federal Street
Dover, DE 19901


Restrooms for visitor use are
located on the first floor.