current exhibitions

New Photography in the Lewis Gallery

November 11, 2017 - February 4, 2018

In the past decade, the Figge Art Museum has experienced significant growth in its collection of fine art photography. Through important gifts of exceptional works from, among others, the collector and fine art dealer Brent Sikkema, to strategic purchases of important works from the 19th and 20th...

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Power and Piety: Spanish Colonial Art From the Patricia Phelps De Cisneros Collection

October 14, 2017 - January 7, 2018

Power and Piety presents 56 objects, ranging from paintings to silver candlesticks to bishop’s chairs, made in the Spanish and Portuguese colonies of the Americas from the late 17th to the early 19th centuries.

Designed for use in churches, convents and monasteries, ...

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Irma René Koen: An Artist Rediscovered

September 30, 2017 - December 31, 2017

This exhibition features paintings by Rock Island native and distinguished artist of the 20th century, Irma René Koen (1883-1975). Koen’s legacy was largely forgotten until art historian Cynthia Wiedemann Empen, Ph.D., began a line of research which uncovered this intriguing loca...

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Celebrating Day of the Dead

September 23, 2017 - December 17, 2017

Delve into the history, myth and magic of this Mexican national holiday that is celebrated in many countries, including the United States. Guests will learn facts and explore the art and ethos surrounding this increasingly popular cultural event.

Located in the Community Gallery
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Edouard Duval-Carrié: Endless Flight

September 16, 2017 - February 4, 2018

Located on the island of Hispaniola, the site of Columbus’ first landing in what would be known as the Americas, Haiti is known for its turbulent history, its religious culture that intermingles Christianity and Voudou, and its visual artists, whose work captures the country’s vitalit...

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Figge Art Museum Photography Policy
Visitors are permitted to take still photographs of the building, galleries and artwork with cameras or smart phones for personal, non-commercial use. However, no photography of any kind is permitted in special exhibitions or wherever signs prohibiting photography are posted. The use of flash photography or supplemental lighting is not permitted in the Museum at any time. Remember to respect the privacy of other museum visitors and staff when taking photographs.

Access to the media is by appointment only; contact
Natalie Dunlop, marketing coordinator, for more information.