current exhibitions

Joseph Lappie: Personal Mythologies

February 24, 2018 - May 20, 2018

Joseph Lappie: Personal Mythologies encompasses more than a decade of the artist’s work. Myths, gods and people mingle in skillfully carved woodblocks, artist’s books and prints. The figures crouch and contort, transform into beasts and look out at the viewer with raw emotion...

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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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History of the Davenport NAACP

February 10, 2018 - April 22, 2018

Step into the history and ongoing narrative of the Davenport branch of the NAACP in the Figge’s Learn to Look gallery. The exhibition includes memorabilia from 1916 to the present, including images of the original 1918 charter application and the by-laws and constitution of the Davenport br...

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40th Rock Island Art Guild Fine Arts Exhibition

January 27, 2018 - May 20, 2018

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 year, the guild’s 40th juried exhibition will be installed in the Figge’s third floor gallery.&nbs...

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Georgia O’Keeffe: Flower Abstraction, 1924

January 23, 2018 - June 10, 2018

Flower Abstraction, a landmark painting by Georgia O’Keeffe, will be on view in the American Scene Gallery from January 23 through June 10. The Whitney Museum of American Art generously loaned the painting to the Figge in reciprocity for the numerous Grant Wood artworks and other i...

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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.