Thursday, October 30
5 pm Burger baskets and cash bar
6:30 pm PechaKucha Night

Celebrate Halloween at the Figge during what is guaranteed to be the spookiest PechaKucha Night yet. Costumes are encouraged, with a Peoples’ Choice award ceremony at the end of the program for various costume categories.

For more information about Figge’s PechaKucha Night or to get involved, contact Melissa Mohr at 563.326.7804 x7895 or

November 6
7 pm Art Talk: Evolving Concepts of Identity in the Art and Visual Culture of Black Power and the Black Arts Movement

Hare-bookclub.jpgART LOVER'S BOOK CLUB
1 pm Wednesday, November 5
Figge Dining Room
Free; members-only program

All art lovers with a Figge Museum membership are invited to join a lively discussion in the Figge cafe about artistic literature. Each program includes a short introduction, discussion led by a Figge docent, and group discussion. Bring a brown bag lunch if desired.

For more information, contact Lynn at 563.326.7804 x2006 or

NOVEMBER BOOK: The Hare with the Amber Eyes by Edmund de Waal
Discussion leader: Catherine Weideman
This memoir and detective story presents the story of an inherited collection and its survival.

Download a flyer with information about upcoming books and meeting dates.

Wine-ArtW.jpgWINE & ART

Enjoy interesting, fun studio art activities paired with a glass of wine, light hors d’oeuvres and great conversation during Wine & Art nights at the Figge. Featuring a different art medium each month, you’ll create finished art works to display in your home in these cool, casual studio sessions. Download a flyer with more information.

Pre-registration required • Call 563.326.7804 x2045 or email

This month:

Ito-W-(1).jpgJapanese Brush Calligraphy Art with Anna Ito
November 6
Artist Anna Ito , executive director of  Japan Brush Writing Association, USA Division, will teach the Japanese Hiragana/Katakana alphabets, basic Japanese calligraphic brush strokes and Japanese Kanji characters. Create a colorful holiday wreath and one-of-a-kind holiday cards in this relaxed, fun class.


Create something colorful, bold, and fun - take a studio art class. Double the fun and come with a friend! Learn more about adult studio art classes.


Docent-led Tours
Delve deeper into the significance of the art featured in an exhibition by joining a docent-led tour on Sunday at 1:30 pm. Our knowledgable docents will deepen your understanding, and you'll come away with a greater appreciation of the artwork presented.

Upcoming tours:

Self-Taught Genius: Treasures from the American Folk Art Museum
1:30 pm Saturdays, November 22, December 6, 13
1:30 pm Sunday, November 23


Learn more about Figge outreach programs for K-12 teachers, including The Big Picture, Museums Alive!, Art Lessons to Go and Study Tours.