current exhibitions

Giving the Devil His Due: The Art of Gary Kelley

September 17, 2016 - December 31, 2016

Join us this fall for the exhibition Giving the Devil His Due: The Art of Gary Kelley, a visual exploration in drawings and monotypes of the tortured souls of two legendary musicians: the 19th century violinist and guitarist Nicolò Paganini and his 20th century coun...

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American Scene on Paper

September 10, 2016 - December 31, 2016

Experience America through the eyes of Grant Wood, Thomas Hart Benton, Martin Lewis, Edward Hopper and others in the American Scene on Paper in the Lewis Gallery September 10 through January 1. The exhibition features recent acquisitions and important works on paper from the Figge collec...

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Living Proof Exhibit: Cancer Survivor Art

September 10, 2016 - October 16, 2016

Living Proof Exhibit: Cancer Survivor Art showcases the passion, courage and talent of cancer survivors who use art as a way to celebrate and reflect upon survival. The artworks range in scope from multi-artist pieces created during group therapy sessions to highly individualized artwork...

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Lilly McElroy Controls the Sun and Other Selfless Acts

September 3, 2016 - November 6, 2016

The Figge’s Figgeo Contemporary Video Art Series returns this September with Lilly McElroy Controls the Sun and Other Selfless Acts, a multimedia installation featuring video and photographic works by artist Lilly McElroy. A native of southern Arizona, McElroy translates the cliché...

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Legacies for Iowa

March 31, 2012 - August 28, 2017

Legacies for Iowa, a University of Iowa Museum of Art Collections Sharing Project, features some of the most important paintings in the UIMA collection. The exhibition explores each painting's distinctive qualities, revealing each work as remarkable in its own right, while also ...

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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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Natalie Dunlop, marketing coordinator, for more information.