education
ADULT PROGRAMS

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 mmohr@figgeartmuseum.org. or 563.326.7804 x7895.

 

Wine-ArtW.jpgWINE & ART
$20/person

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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MAY Cinco de Mayo!
Instructor: Gloria Burlingame
6-8 pm Thursday, May 5


It's Cinco de Mayo, an important date in Mexican culture. We’ll celebrate this special day with artist Gloria Burlingame and take a look at the self-portrait art of Frida Kahlo, one of Mexico’s most famous artists. Inspired by her imaginative, colorful paintings, we’ll create a study of one in mixed media.
 
JUNE Delicious Dessert!
Instructor: 
Meghan Purcell
6-8 pm  Thursday, June 2

JULY Prairie Painting
Instructor: Pam Ohnemus
6-8 pm  Thursday, July 7

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

 


THURSDAYS AT THE FIGGE

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. 



UPCOMING THURSDAYS

May 5
7 pm Artist Talk: J. Hunt Harris II

May 12
6:30 pm Figge Film Festival: A Mississippi Minute

May 19
5:30 pm Sandwich Baskets
6:30 pm PechaKucha Night: Discovering Museum Mysteries

May 26
5:30 pm Talk and Book Signing with Nancy Purington




STUDIO CLASSES AND WORKSHOPS

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.








 

FOR TEACHERS

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