current exhibitions

Exploring the Demimonde: Sin and Temptation at the fin-de-siècle

July 11, 2015 - October 18, 2015

Curated by Alice M. Phillips, Ph.D.

In late 19th century Paris, as artists and writers became disenchanted with their materialistic society and with naturalism’s attention to the physical world, a variety of creative and psychological movements arose. With them came a newfoun...

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A Gift for the Quad Cities: The Figge Art Museum 10th Anniversary Exhibition

July 5, 2015 - October 4, 2015

In 1925, the City of Davenport accepted a gift of 340 works of art from former mayor Charles A. Ficke, which were displayed in the newly created Davenport Municipal Art Gallery. The gift reflected Ficke’s passion for the arts, and his conviction—and that of his generation—that a...

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Corn Zone

June 30, 2015 - October 11, 2015

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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American Moderns on Paper: Masterworks from the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art

June 20, 2015 - September 20, 2015

Drawings and watercolors are sometimes considered minor works of art, simply preparatory studies for more significant paintings and sculptures. Their fragile nature prevents them from being shown for extended periods, and their smaller size makes them less prominent in a museum or gallery. On the...

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The Model Museum

May 30, 2015 - September 20, 2015

In 1999, the Architect Selection Committee of the Davenport Museum of Art chose Sir David Chipperfield, a rising star in the world of architecture, from among six firms competing for the call to design a new museum on the Davenport riverfront. Six years later, the new museum opened to the public ...

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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.