Informational Meeting for the Grant Wood in New York! Trip

Thursday, October 19
5:30 pm in the Figge Café

Free Admission

In March 2018, the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York City will present a retrospective of the work of Grant Wood. The exhibition will feature more than 130 works by the Iowa artist, including his self-portrait and other works from the Grant Wood Archive at the Figge. “He’s really this very complicated, elusive figure,” said Barbara Haskell, curator. “In the 1930s...he was at the forefront of trying to figure out national identity. And in our conflicted, divided America, those issues become compelling again.”

Join us for an informational meeting that will present the final itinerary and pricing on a trip to New York from April 12-16, 2018, to see this landmark exhibition. In addition to a tour with the curator, the trip will include guided visits to the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Frick Collection, the Cloisters, and other museums and galleries, as well as a concert at Carnegie Hall and a play on Broadway.
For more information, please contact Heather Aaronson at or 563.345.6630.

The trip is organized in partnership with the travel professionals at AAA, and a portion of the total cost benefits Figge programs.

Grant Wood, American, 1891-1942, Self Portrait, 1932, oil on Masonite, City of Davenport Art Collection, Museum purchase: Friends of Art Acquisition Fund, 1965.1