The Biggs Museum of American Art, 406 Federal St., Dover, will open three exhibitions Feb. 2, beginning with a premier reception for the public from 5 to 7 p.m.
The leading exhibition is the museum's first one-woman show of the artist Aina Nergaard-Nammack. The exhibition, titled “My Countries, My Composers,” explores the artist's interpretation of musical scores of key classical music composers of the three countries where she has lived: Spain, then Norway and now the U.S. The artist creates large abstract paintings influenced by the sounds and rhythms of her musical selections. This exhibition will be on view until March 25.
The museum will present its first group exhibition of works created by African-American artists of Greater Dover and Kent County, “African American History Live.” The exhibition is a focal point of the Dover Citywide Black History Celebration taking place in several locations throughout the city during February. The show will feature about two dozen artists in various media including painting, video, photography, fiber, sculpture and works on paper. The artists represent a diversity of professional backgrounds ranging from Delaware State University faculty to students and from craft artists to second-career painters. This exhibition will be on view until March 4.
The third exhibition, on the museum's third floor, is titled “Performances: The Brandywine Photo Collective.” The exhibit will showcase artist interpretations of the same photographic images. Nine artist members of the Brandywine Photo Collective will interpret four photographic images through digital manipulation, post processing and creative printing. The exhibition then compares each artist's evolution of the members' source imagery. “Performances” remains on display through April 22.
For more, visit biggsmuseum.org or call 674-2111.