Museum Store


Museum Store Sunday
Noon-5 pm Sunday, November 26

First 100 people to spend $25 or more will receive a free gift, and free gift wrapping available all day!


HOLIDAYS AT THE FIGGE

Gift Membership Special Offer
November 20-December 22

Give the gift of membership this year! Buy two, and get a third membership free! Your gift provides unlimited free admission, discounts at the Museum Store and Figge Café, special pricing on classes and workshops, access to member-only events and trips, and a subscription to Views from the Figge newsletter.

For questions about membership, contact Tessa Pozzi at tpozzi@figgeartmuseum.org or 563.345.6638.


Member Appreciation Week
December 7-14

What a perfect time to find unique gifts for the holidays! Shop at the Museum Store during Member Appreciation Week and enjoy an extra 10% off your purchases.* Let the Figge make your holidays easier by wrapping your purchases while you relax and enjoy lunch in the Figge Café or stroll around the museum to see our world-class exhibitions.

Can't decide on a gift for someone? A gift certificate is a perfect solution. Visit the store or call 563.345.6649 to purchase.

Also during this time, purchase or renew a membership and receive a bonus three additional months! On top of that, if you purchase the membership in the Museum Store, you will receive a free Figge Art Museum member gift.

* Some exclusions apply, such as consignment items.


Gifts for Any Artist on you List

Make your holiday gifts last far beyond the holidays 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 haaronson@figgeartmsuem.org or 563.345.6630. 


Winter's Eve with Keith Bonnstetter

6-8 pm Thursday, December 7

Get into the spirit of the season as the store is transformed into a virtual winter wonderland of snowflakes! The true beauty and uniqueness of a snowflake is captured by local artist Keith Bonnstetter, who will visit the Museum Store to help make Winter’s Eve a special night. He will demonstrate his artistry in making two- and three-dimen- sional snowflakes that feature hidden images that will surprise and please you!

Pick up a copy of Bonnstetter’s how-to book, sold at the Museum Store, called A Snowflake for Every Season. In it, he gives instructions for 12 paper-cutting designs to create at home.

The Museum Store will be open for double discounts for members as part of Member Appreciation Week. Free gift wrapping and assistance in finding that perfect hostess or holiday gift also will be available.


The Top Shelf Profile

There may be no rhyme to the choosing of this first Top Shelf artist, yet the reason is that her work holds some longevity in the Figge Museum Store. I met Caroline England on one of my first days--kindly popping in with her son from Florida-- as she dropped off more than 100 hand-made cards. She has a way with combining beautiful papers, painted ginko leaves, and hand-painted elements to make unique cards. Her graceful greeting cards delight buyers who can craft their own messages or suggest framing the cards which have reached the top-selling category in stationery at the Figge!

Caroline has called Davenport home for 61 years and has received awards and participated in more than 30 juried art shows. She has a passion for painting flowers, saying “It is my way to express life with a belief in goodness; life with hope.” She draws an entire piece in pencil before adding the watercolors. Magnified images of flowers reveal an infinite source of detail, showing the pattern of a leaf, the roundness of a bloom, or the brightness of color to invite the viewer to see nature’s beauty in her interpretation. Her matted works can be framed in standard frames to bring the garden inside. She says as a child she made a bucket list of flowers she admired and has now filled an acre lot with many of those beloved plants. “I love every bloom, making it impossible to pick a favorite flower!” She made it easy for me to pick a favorite for this premier Top Shelf. 


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 info@figgeartmuseum.org
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Members receive 10% off purchases in the Museum Store!


The Museum Store Hours

Tuesday through Saturday 10 am-5 pm
Thursdays 10 am-9 pm
Sundays 12-5 pm

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Museum admission is not required to shop in the store.