Big Picture-In the House! Summer Series
Wednesdays: 10 a.m.-11 a.m. August 19, 26

Join the Figge Big Picture Outreach Program for this special in-house series designed for all young art enthusiasts!

The Big Picture is normally designed for K-12 school classrooms to connect curriculum with art; teaching “big picture” ideas from a visual perspective. This summer, come to an hour drop-in session at the museum where we will highlight a variety of art connections using Big Picture outreach lessons in the museum studios. Each week the program is offered, participants will learn a new art concept, share in art discussion, explore museum outreach objects and complete a fun activity to reinforce the theme of the day’s lesson.

This is an excellent way for multiple ages to engage in learning while having tons of fun! Suitable for ages 5 through 12—parents are welcome to join in, or explore the museum during each session.

No reservations needed. For more information, contact Laura Dunn, outreach coordinator, at 563.326.7804 x2047 or Brian Allen, outreach educator, at 563.326.7804 x2005.

Noon-3 p.m. Saturday, October 24  

If you are between 12 and 18 years old and a fan of anime and manga art, this special day is for YOU! Celebrate all things anime at Teen Anime Day at the Figge Art Museum. The afternoon will include costume play and People’s Choice award for best costume, a student manga art display (bring art you’ve made or draw something at the event), craft activities, a Japanese language & art lesson, video gaming sessions, books and items available for purchase from Books-A-Million, refreshments and lots more!

Teen Anime Day is planned in collaboration with the Davenport Public Library, QC Animazing! and Books-A-Million.

For more information, call the Figge at 563.326.7804 x2006 or call the Davenport Public Library at 563.888.4812.

2015 Brand Boeshaar Scholarship

Since 2000, the Brand Boeshaar Scholarship Program has awarded $576,000 to graduating seniors in eastern Iowa and western Illinois who wish to study fine arts, design or art education in college. To be considered for this prestigious $12,000 scholarship, applicants must submit a completed application, high school transcript, two letters of support, and a portfolio of 12 works. The program is funded by the Brand Boeshaar Foundation Fund, managed by the Figge Education Department, and administered by the Community Foundation of the Great River Bend.

2015 Scholarship Recipients

Lillian L. Brand • Chloe Thompson, Davenport Central High School
Isabelle M. Brand • Ann Peters, Pleasant Valley High School
Lucille Brand Boeshaar • Taylor Chandler, Davenport Central High School
William Brand Boeshaar • Lily Caste, Davenport Central High School
Honorable Mention • Elizabeth Masterson, Homeschool and Bruce Patrick, Davenport Central High School

Deadline application has passed for 2015; please consider applying in 2016!

Scouts at the Figge

Boy Scouts of all ages can have fun learning experiences while earning arts and crafts badges/patches at the Figge Art Museum. A guided tour of the Figge's permanent galleries and traveling exhibitions begins each workshop. See photos of scouts at the Figge.

Learn more about Boy Scout programs

For more information about programs for Girl Scouts, visit the Girl Scout website or contact Emily Droessler at or 309.788.0833 x308.

Celebrate your birthday at the Figge!

Have a fun, creative birthday party! The Figge is equipeed to make any birthday celebration a memorable one for your child. Multiple options are available and are geared towards specific age groups. Learn more. 


Supported by Brand Boeshaar Foundation and Hubbell Waterman Foundation.

The Education Department is committed to helping visitors of all ages and diverse learning styles gain a greater understanding and appreciation of the Figge’s unique collections and changing exhibitions. Programs and services are designed to promote life-long learning in the visual arts, stimulate independent and critical thinking skills, and encourage visitors to see the world around them differently.