current exhibitions

Jean Shin: MAiZE

June 24, 2017 - September 24, 2017

A Collaboration with the Figge Art Museum and the Quad City Community

It is easy to see why cornfields represent the Iowa landscape. During summer commutes on Interstate 80, one can see rows of the plant stretch to the horizon and fill the scenery. The landscape, as well a...

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Aernout Overbeeke – Teska Overbeeke: Life Along the Mississippi

June 10, 2017 - September 17, 2017

When I find a well-drawn character in fiction or biography I generally take a warm personal interest in him, for the reason that I have known him before—met him on the river. Mark Twain, Life on the Mississippi

In 1988, Dutch photographer and photo-journalist Ae...

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Chad Pregracke: Message in a Bottle Collection

June 10, 2017 - September 17, 2017

A bottle cast afloat with a message inside, to be found by an unknown person on an unknown shore, is a staple of stories and legends. Sometimes these bottles are real. This summer, the Figge will present Chad Pregracke’s collection of 40 such bottles, collected on his annual cleanup campaig...

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Black Dolls from the Collection of Deborah Neff

May 27, 2017 - August 27, 2017

Black Dolls from the Collection of Deborah Neff presents over 100 unique handmade dolls created between 1850 and 1940 that portray African American boys and girls, elegant young ladies and determined women of mature years. The dolls are believed to have been created by African Americans ...

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Kara Walker: The Emancipation Approximation

May 27, 2017 - August 27, 2017

The Emancipation Approximation by Kara Walker, a suite of twenty-seven silkscreen prints and a gift from Brent Sikkema for the museum’s 10th anniversary, features the provocative silhouettes for which Walker is known. An allegory of the aftermath of the Civil War, the suite address...

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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.