Lessons: An Exhibition by Billy Colbert

Date: Friday, February 7 2020 to Sunday, March 29 2020

The Biggs Museum invites you to the “Meet the Artist” reception for Lessons: An Exhibition By Billy Colbert sponsored by Chesapeake Utilities. The topic of African American education under segregation will be highlighted through multimedia installations of rare videos and photographs of the time alongside artifacts from segregated schools provided by African American community members from Kent County.


We encourage you to be a part of this developing project. Billy Colbert, a Fine Arts Professor from Delaware State University, will be collecting oral histories from the local community centering on their experiences with education under segregation in Delaware. He hopes to compile these interviews into a documentary of local history, which will be broadcast from the museum. See the interview schedule on the museum’s website at biggsmuseum.org or call 302-674-2111 x 108 to make an appointment to share your story and help paint an accurate depiction of the time for future generations. Admission is free for the "Meet the Artist" reception as well as for the First Saturday celebrations on February 1st from 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. where family-friendly hands-on art projects always reinforce exhibition themes in the drop-in community studio. The exhibit will be on display at the Biggs Museum February 7th - March 29th. The museum is open Tuesday - Saturday 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. and Sundays 1:30 - 4:30 p.m. www.biggsmuseum.org. 

Upcoming Dates For This Event:
  • Friday, February 7 to Sunday, March 29 2020
    • 406 Federal Street Dover, Delaware
  • Location: Biggs Museum of American Art
  • Time: 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM

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