current exhibitions

8th Annual College Invitational

November 21, 2015 - February 7, 2016

The eighth annual College Invitational will feature approximately 60 works of art by students from 10 area colleges and universities, including Ashford University, Augustana College, Black Hawk College, Clinton Community College, Knox College, Monmouth College, Scott Community College, S...

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Clay: Traditions in Shards

October 31, 2015 - October 30, 2016

University of Iowa Museum of Art Exhibition
Curated by Dale Fisher, 
Curator of Education, UIMA

In the past millennium, the historical debate over the distinction between art and craft in clay has transformed from an accepted assignment based on social ...

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Wendy Red Star

October 17, 2015 - January 17, 2016

Peelatchiwaaxpáash/Medicine Crow (Raven) and the 1880 Crow Peace Delegation

Contemporary artist Wendy Red Star creates multimedia works that explore Native American identity and the distance between romantic images of the Native...

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Wit and Whimsy: The Photographs of Kenneth Josephson

October 17, 2015 - February 7, 2016

Chicago artist Kenneth Josephson is best known for his witty images that explore the illusory nature of photography. In the 1960s, he was a pioneer in the genre of conceptual photography that questioned our tendency to accept the photographic image as “truth” and exposed the photograp...

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Cowboy Bronzes: Icons of the West

October 10, 2015 - January 31, 2016

Towards the end of the 19th century, America’s westward expansion was nearly complete. Aided by the sensational stories of life in the American West by writers such as Owen Wister and Teddy Roosevelt and before them, James Fenimore Cooper and Francis Parkman fascination with the West, ...

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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.