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Gifts for Any Artist on you List

Give a gift with a lasting impression by giving gift certificates to Figge classes or workshops. Experiences for all skill levels are available. Purchase gift certificates in the Museum Store or by contacting Heather Aaronson at 563.345.6630 or

The Top Shelf Profile

“By hand” refers to an object that came into being through the work of one’s hands. Many of the Figge Museum Store’s newest treasures can boast of being crafted by hand. Come visit the store or contact us about some of these items that feature handiwork such as pendants using porcelain tiles that look like a pen-and-ink drawing on one side and a watercolor image on the other. These reversible charms are mounted in a sterling silver branch shaped into ovals, circles, and squares. These are just a sampling of the beautiful craftsmanship that goes into Eldreth Designs’ jewelry, all produced in a workshop that has been in the family for years.  
Trovelore employs hand-craftsmanship that dates back centuries to bring color and wearbility to butterflies, dragonflies, and the honeybee. The embellished pins feature hand beading that marry art and nature together. 

The first Top Shelf feature was celebrated last September to the excitement of a local artist that we dearly miss as of October 31. Caroline England’s prints and cards were the definition of the term “crafted by hand”. She gilded ginko leaves, cut and layered fabric, paintings, and textured paper to make her special cards. She talked to us about her love of flowers and her goal to make people happy with the help of her discerning eye and ability to use watercolor to bring a tulip or a row of pebbles to life. 

The last “hand” reference goes to Keith Bonnstetter who taught a class on how to make beauty out of folding and cutting plain white 8-1/2 x 11 sheets of paper. He had two audiences enthralled and participating at events at the end of 2017. His vision and ability to make paper flourish is a gift he shares  when not teaching Spanish at Bettendorf  High School. Just look at THESE hands!! (and a very special pair of scissors!) 

Books for Sale

Edward S. Curtis: One Hundred Masterworks

Edward S. Curtis was an American ethnologist and photographer. He worked primarily in the American West, phographing and documenting native American life, language and music. The exhibition catalogue for the Curtis exhibition at the Figge is now available at the Museum Store. Member discount applies.

David Plowden's Iowa

David Plowden's Iowa is a capstone collection of Iowa photography from an American master. Proclaimed "an American treasure" by historian David McCullough, David Plowden has produced 20 books of photos and won many prestigious awards, including a Guggenheim Fellowship in 1967. His latest collection is curated from over four decades photographing Iowa, and offers a view that is nostalgic yet timeless. David Plowden's Iowa contains over 70 pages of photographs, along with an introductory essay by Rima Girnius, PhD, that masterfully interprets Plowden's Iowa photos and places them firmly within the context of his illustrious career. This book also includes a short biography as well as a conversation with Plowden about his work.

Grant Wood: An American Master Revealed

This companion catalogue for the exhibition of the same name was organized by the former Davenport Museum of Art. Richly illustrated with approximately sixty paintings, over two dozen drawings, lithographs and preparatory sketches by the artist it is a comprehensive visual overview of the artist’s body of work. Though Wood is thought of as the epitome of American Regionalism this book also explores Wood's modernist tendencies, the influence of primitive German and Flemish work and the artist’s study in Paris. The volume features a comprehensive examination of Wood’s working methods.  First published in 1995 it endures as one of the most complete visual reference of Wood’s paintings and an illuminating investigation of the artist.

Though it had gone out of print, this book has been reprinted by the museum. If your institution would like information on purchasing copies for resale please contact the museum at

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