current exhibitions

Where the Wild Things Are Maurice Sendak: The Memorial Exhibition 50 Years, 50 Works, 50 Reasons

May 12, 2018 - August 12, 2018

Published in 1963, Maurice Sendak’s Where the Wild Things Are is a childhood classic. The tale of Max’s journey into another world has been lovingly recited by countless parents to their children. Known for a variety of characters and picture books, Sendak initially illustrat...

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College Invitational at the Figge

May 3, 2018 - August 12, 2018

This year marks the tenth incarnation of the College Invitational. Students to be included in this exhibition hail from eight area colleges and universities, including Augustana College, Black Hawk College, Clinton Community College, Knox College, Monmouth College, Scott Community Colleg...

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Steve Sinner: Master Woodturner

February 17, 2018 - June 24, 2018

Having worked with wood as his primary medium for more than 50 years, local artist Steve Sinner has mastered the art of woodturning. Woodturning is the process of fastening wood to a lathe that rotates around a centralized axis, allowing artists to use a series of chisels, gouges and other implem...

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Georgia O’Keeffe: Flower Abstraction, 1924

January 23, 2018 - August 31, 2018

Flower Abstraction, a landmark painting by Georgia O’Keeffe, will be on view in the American Scene Gallery from January 23 through August 31. The Whitney Museum of American Art generously loaned the painting to the Figge in reciprocity for the numerous Grant Wood artworks and other...

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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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