current exhibitions

Cameo Stones: Hidden Gems in the Figge Collection

February 6, 2016 - May 15, 2016

For the first time in 40 years, a fine selection of gems from a collection of more than 400 cameo and intaglio stones will be on display in the Figge’s Lewis Gallery. Donated in 1929 by Dr. Clarence T. Lindley, the cameo and intaglio gems reflect the changing ideas and prominent beliefs of ...

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39th Annual Rock Island Art Guild Fine Arts Exhibition

February 6, 2016 - May 15, 2016

Since 1955, the Rock Island Art Guild, a volunteer-run organization, has supported the arts in the Quad City region through exhibitions, educational programs and scholarships. This juried guild exhibition is open to artists within a 150-mile radius of the Quad Cities. This year’s ...

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Mississippi River Views from the Muscatine Art Center Collection

January 30, 2016 - June 5, 2016

From the first Europeans who explored the interior of the continent to artists and writers through the years, Americans have long been fascinated by the “Big River”—the Mississippi. 

Mississippi ...

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A Model Client: Frank Lloyd Wright Designs for SC Johnson & Son

January 23, 2016 - June 4, 2016

Intent on updating the corporate identity of a company born in the late 19th century, SC Johnson president Herbert F. Johnson, Jr., commissioned Frank Lloyd Wright to design a modern structure to better serve the company’s administrative staff. Located in an industrialize...

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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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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.

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