Docent Candidate Class 
9 a.m.-Noon Saturdays, August 20-October 1
$125 plus a Figge membership

Share your knowledge and love of the visual arts with others by becoming a Figge docent. Docent candidates are taught to look at, analyze and discuss works of art in order to engage visitors to the museum in conversations about selected works in the galleries. Candidates should have a strong interest in the visual arts, enjoy public speaking and have a genuine appreciation for all visitors. To learn more, contact Melissa Mohr at or 563.326.7804 x7895.


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.

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AUGUST Prince of the Prairie
Instructor: Allen Holloway
6-8 pm  Thursday, August 4

Capture the magic of nature’s prince, the buffalo, in its natural prairie habitat. At one time the lifeblood of Native American culture, this enigmatic, stately animal almost disappeared from the land. We’ll celebrate the restoration of this majestic beast to America’s prairies with artist Allen Holloway, as he leads students on a painting journey featuring the majestic buffalo.

SEPTEMBER Fabulous Fall
Instructor: Amy Nielsen
6-8 p.m. Thursday, September 1

Artist Amy Nielsen will share basic calligraphy techniques and creative applications in watercolor painting. Students will combine this winning duo of art materials with the natural textures and shapes of leaf printing to design beautiful wall art they’ll be proud to display. 


Enjoy Thursdays at the Figge each week at the museum! Enjoy a drink at the bar while watching the eagles soar over the majestic Mississippi River, or have a meal at the cafe (open 4:30-7 pm). Stroll through galleries filled with art and experience one of our world-class traveling exhibitions. Join us for a lecture, a class, a performance or a special activity. Meet friends or bring your family—every Thursday at the Figge will offer a different experience, and admission is free. 


July 28
5:30 pm Sandwich Baskets
6:30 pm PechaKucha Night

August 4
5:30 pm Party on the Plaza
6 pm Live Music: Flash in a Pan

August 18
5 pm Film Festival: Azubuike Urban Exposure Visual Media Program

August 25
7 pm Musical Tour: Kendra Swanson

September 1
5:30 Sandwich Baskets
7 pm An Evening with the International Writing Program

September 8
5:30 pm Opening Reception and Talk: Living Proof Exhibit


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.



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