Black History Month

Dover to celebrate Black History Month with cultural, educational events

Charlie Megginson Culture, Headlines

A group of local nonprofit organizations and businesses have kicked off a month-long series of in-person and virtual events highlighting Black history, culture, art, music, and theater.  The 2022 Dover Citywide Black History Celebration is the culmination of a partnership between the Biggs Museum of American Art, Delaware State News, Delaware State University, DonDel Productions, Dover Public Library, First State …

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Biggs Museum given historic building on Dover Green

Charles Megginson Government, Headlines

The Biggs will spend a year deciding how to develop the Kirk Short building into a public space that celebrates its heritage.   The state has transferred ownership of a historic property on the Dover Green to the Biggs Museum of American Art. The Kirk and Short Building, formerly known as the Todd House and the Kirk Printing Shop, was …

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When his brain goes ‘boop, boop,’ Gervasio Ruiz Jr. knows to click shutter button

Daniel Larlham Jr. Culture, Headlines

Color and graphic elements attract Gervasio Ruiz Jr.   Throughout life as a military brat, an artist for record covers, Revlon and L’Oreal, and even as a volunteer at the Kalmar Nyckel, one thing has been constant for Gervasio Ruiz Jr. since his parents put a cheap camera in his hand at the age of 14. Photography. Ruiz, 69, has …