National Arts and Humanities Month

October is National and Delaware Arts & Humanities Month

In recognition of National Arts & Humanities Month, Governor Jack Markell has signed a proclamation designating the month of October as Delaware Arts & Humanities Month. Check out our special feature on to see how you can participate!

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You're invited! Senator U.S. Senator Chris Coons and the Delaware Division of the Arts
invite you to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the National Endowment for the Arts with Jane Chu, Chairman.

Please join us for two special events on Tuesday, November 1 as we welcome Chairman Chu to the First State!

Both events are free and open to the public.

the baby grand, Wilmington

Town Hall Meeting with Chairman Chu,
Senator Coons, & Governor Jack Markell

Tuesday, November 1
1 to 2 p.m.
the baby grand
818 N. Market Street
Wilmington, DE 19801

Register here

The Biggs Museum, Dover

Meet & Greet with Chairman Chu

Tuesday, November 1
4:30 to 5:30 p.m.
Biggs Museum of American Art
406 Federal Street
Dover, DE 19901

Register here


Grants for Schools: TranspARTation and Artist Residency Grants Open!

Artist Residency: grants for residencies with visual, literary, performing or media artists working with students in the classroom or in professional development workshops with teachers.

TranspARTation: grants that support transportation costs for schools to travel to Delaware arts and cultural institutions and venues in order for students to attend arts performances, events and exhibits.

"Award Winners XVI" Exhibition open now through October 23, 2016 at the Biggs Museum

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Each year, the Biggs Museum of American Art, in partnership with the Delaware Division of the Arts, exhibits the work of Delaware’s Individual Artist Fellows. The Award Winners XVI exhibition, on view now through October 23, recognizes the Fellows’ combined artistic accomplishments.

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On the Mezzanine - October Exhibition

Twenty Questions and Other Works on Paper by Ron Meick
On view now through October 20.

Ron Meick, What is the Meaning of Life

Image: "What is the meaning of life", 2016, mezzotint, crumpled paper, sound card, 13 ½” x 11 ½”

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This week's interview with Ryan Grover, Curator at the Biggs Museum of American Art.

These podcasts are provided as a service through a partnership between the Division of the Arts and NEWS·TALK 1450 WILM and 1410 WDOV.

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Delaware Poets Laureate Upcoming Events

The Twin Poets - Nnamdi Chukwuocha and Albert Mills
Photo Credit: Cylinda McCloud-Keal