families

FAMILY GALLERIES

These galleries are open during regular museum hours and may be included with a museum tour.


Artica Gallery

Looking for a creative spot for your kids to work on an art project, or a place for you to explore your inner artist? If so, visit the Artica Gallery! Artica is an interactive creative space for all ages. Look at huge painting reproductions on the walls, sit in front of a mirror and draw a self portrait, create on a computer drawing program, "build" a house with the assistance of a paper model or by usings colorful blocks, image a new you when you decorate a reflection of your face with glasses, moustaches or other interesting features, or dive into one of the many other tabletop activities in the space.


Artica helps you discover:
• where artists find inspiration
• how artists use their imagination to be creative
• how artists express their ideas

Installation of the Artica Gallery made possible with support from the Roy J Carver Charitable Trust
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Learn to Look Gallery

This gallery is designed to encourage looking and creating for visitors of all ages.  
It is located on Level 2, next to the Family Activity Center.

Western Illinois University Museum Studies graduate students were inspired by the upcoming 10th anniversary of the Figge building and created this installation as part of their Museum Education course taught at the Figge. Students explored the migration of two Sol LeWitt artworks as they transitioned to the museum in 2005.




Studio1

Visit Studio 1 to explore installations that are designed to complement selected special exhibitions with hands-on activities that will challenge your imagination and encourage broad thought.

May 23-September 13, 2015

Explore artworks from American Moderns on Paper: Masterworks from the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art and pieces from the Figge's collections of prints using hands-on art projects and interactive activities.



Mary Waterman Gildehaus Community Gallery

Dedicated in honor of Mary Gildehaus, an avid supporter of the Figge and the Quad-City community, this gallery suppports the museum's education department and exhibitions featuring work by local art students.

Opening June 16: i ♥ Figge, through August 16