Biggs Museum to host teachers’ night Sept. 17

September 7, 2021

Biggs Museum of American Art invites educators to enjoy a free field trip to the museum without their students from 6 to 8 p.m., Friday, Sept. 17.

At the Biggs Museum’s annual teachers’ night, DAEA Museum Educator of the Year Kristen Matulewicz will host an evening of fun, food and art. Educators can learn how to take advantage of all of the free resources the Biggs can provide to help enrich the school year.

During this event, teachers and those working in the education field are invited to sample virtual field trips, participate in art-making workshops and experience ways the museum can help enhance their classrooms. The last few years have been unprecedented for educators and students alike.

“The museum’s goal is to serve students through supporting teachers. We provide multiple, easy ways to engage with us, whether in person or online, in order to bring a little color, life and joy back to the classroom. On something like a virtual field trip, we’re able to give teachers a much-needed moment to catch their breath while giving students a reason to smile,” said Matulewicz, curator of community and academic programs, 

All attendees are welcome and encouraged to explore the Biggs Museum’s collection as well as the current special exhibitions, Winslow Homer: From Poetry to Fiction and Inventing Illustration.

This event is offered free of charge. Student and teacher programming – which is provided at no cost to schools, educators and students – is made possible through the generous support of M&T Bank, the Delaware Division of the Arts, Kent County Fund for the Arts and the Susan Kathleen Black Foundation.

The museum is located in historic downtown Dover at 406 Federal St. Registration and masks are required to attend. To register, go to or call 302-674-2111. 

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