Biggs Museum to open new exhibition featuring Delaware photojournalism

Coastal Point images among those on display

“News publishers are among the nation’s oldest and most revered image makers. The art of photojournalism, especially in local newspapers, is under appreciated in American art museums even though they tell the stories that unify communities,” said representatives of the Biggs Museum, which has partnered with nearly every major news and magazine platform within Delaware to select highlights in local photojournalism form the past 20 years in one group exhibition.

In addition, select photos will also be on view from Delaware photojournalists including Gary Emeigh and Kevin Fleming. The exhibition will feature more than 80 images, including illustrations, covers and feature images from news sources across Delaware’s three counties.

The exhibition, “Ripped from the Headlines: Photojournalism in Delaware,” will run from Nov. 1 through Jan. 19, 2020. It features photos from the Coastal Point, Cape Gazette, Delaware Beach Life, Delaware Department of Natural Resources & Environmental Control, Delaware State News, Delaware Today magazine, Dover Post, Hoy En Delaware, Letters from CAMP Rehoboth, Newark Post, and Out & About (TSN Media/Event Allies).

An opening reception for the exhibit, as well as the Lenape Tribe of Delaware Healing Arts Mural, will be held on Nov. 1, from 5 to 7 p.m. The mural was coordinated by Cheyney University professor and painter Marietta Dantonio-Madsen in conjunction with the Lenape Indian Tribe of Delaware. Refreshments will be provided.

Admission costs $10 for adults, $8 for seniors; and is free for museum members, students with ID and active-duty military service members. Those planning to attend can RSVP online at BiggsMuseum.org or by calling (302) 674-2111.

Ahead of the exhibition’s closing, on Jan. 9, 2020, from 6 to 7 p.m., the museum will host “Photojournalism and Photography in Delaware: A Panel Discussion.” Ryan Grover, Biggs Museum curator, will lead a panel discussion on the state of photojournalism in Delaware today in the context of 21st century digital photo media, emphasizing the adventures of the state’s photojournalism past.

The cost for admission for the discussion is $10 for adults, $8 for seniors; and free for museum members, students with ID and active-duty military service members. RSVP can also be done online at BiggsMuseum.org or by calling (302) 674-2111.