current exhibitions

David Plowden: An American Master

June 25, 2016 - September 11, 2016

David Plowden: An American Master celebrates the photographer’s recent gift to the museum of a selection of his key images made over the course of his more than 60 year career. Plowden’s hopeful and elegiac images express a personal vision infused with a sense of wonder and r...

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The Wonderful World of Oz: Selections from the Willard Carroll/Tom Wilhite Collection

June 12, 2016 - September 25, 2016


In 1900, when his book The Wonderful Wizard of Oz was published, writer L. Frank Baum was a magazine editor in Chicago who wrote children’s books on the side, largely to entertain his four sons. The magical tale, with its illustrations by W. W. Denslow, was an immediate hit...

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Corn Zone

June 11, 2016 - August 21, 2016

Corn Zone is back at the Figge this summer. Stop in and experience this popular installation!

With fragile glass corn suspended from the museum's ceiling carefully with rope, Corn Zone shows Figge visitors the potential danger of genetic modification. Its mess...

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Picturing the Prairie

May 28, 2016 - September 4, 2016

Tallgrass QC is a collaboration that raises awareness about prairie ecology in the Quad Cities region.


Wildflowers, grasses, birds, and insects take over the fourth floor gallery at the Figge with the opening of Picturing the Prairi...

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Masterpieces of 20th Century Art from the Mary Musser Gilmore Collection, Muscatine Art Center

May 28, 2016 - August 28, 2016

Works by European masters such as Renoir, Degas, Picasso and Matisse will fill the Lewis Gallery this summer. On loan from the Muscatine Art Center, the collection was given by the estate of Mary Musser Gilmore, niece of the Center’s founder, in 1992. An additional 11 works were added to th...

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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.

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