current exhibitions

Self-Taught Genius: Treasures from the American Folk Art Museum

November 15, 2014 - March 15, 2015

Artworks are often a window into the soul of the artist, but they also can be an eloquent expression of the historical and social trends of the era in which they were made. Self-Taught Genius: Treasures from the American Folk Art Museum, coming to the Figge on its first stop outside New ...

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2014 College Invitational

November 8, 2014 - February 8, 2015

The seventh annual 2014 College Invitational features artwork by college students from nine area colleges and universities, including: Ashford University, Augustana College, Black Hawk College, Knox College, Monmouth College, Scott Community College, St. Ambrose University, Western Illin...

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Against the Grain: Wood Art from the Figge Collection

August 30, 2014 - January 25, 2015

In the Lewis Gallery, a selection of works from the Figge collection will showcase artists who have been inspired by the unique qualities of wood. Artists will include Steve Sinner, Lane Phillips, Galan Carpenter, Harvey Fein and Michael Mode.

The installation also will feature sev...

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A Legacy for Iowa

March 31, 2012 - April 26, 2015

The first display of art from the UIMA at the Figge Art Museum, A Legacy for Iowa 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 a...

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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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