tours
MUSEUM TOURS & TRIPS




Docent-led Tours

Delve deeper into the significance of the art featured in an exhibition by joining a docent-led tour. Our knowledgeable docents will deepen your understanding, and you'll come away with a greater appreciation of the artwork presented. Private group tours are available if arranged in advance. Contact Heather Aaronson at haaronson@figgeartmuseum.org or 563.326.7804 x 2045. 
 

EXHIBITIONTOURS

Scrimmage
1:30 p.m. Saturday, February 12
1:30 p.m. Saturday, February 25
1:30 p.m. Saturday, March 18

Japanese Prints
1:30 p.m. Saturday, February 18
1:30 p.m. Saturday, March 4
1:30 p.m. Saturday, March 12

World War I
1:30 p.m. Sunday, February 19
1:30 p.m. Saturday, March 11
1:30 p.m. Sunday, March 19

Exhibition Highlights
1:30 p.m. Saturday, March 25


Member Trip to Cedar Rapids
Saturday, May 13

This trip begins with the Dale Chihuly exhibition Venetians: The George R. Stroemple Collection, at the National Czech and Slovac Museum. Explore the Czech Village and New Bohemia and enjoy lunch on your own. The afternoon will wind up with a stop at the Cedar Rapids Museum of Art and the Grant Wood Studio.

Departure: 8 a.m. from the Figge Art Museum
Return: 7 p.m. (approximately) to the Figge Art Museum
Cost: $75 per person; includes museum and special exhibition admission, snacks on the coach.
Reservations due by Saturday, April 1, 2017
Seating is limited and based on a first-come, first-served basis.
To make a reservation, contact Heather Aaronson at haaronson@figgeartmuseum.org or 563.345.6630.


Travel Abroad to the Netherlands and Belgium
View masterpieces of Dutch and Flemish art and architecture

Join your Figge friends, Trustee Wynne Schafer and Executive Director Tim Schiffer for an artcentric tour of Belgium and the Netherlands this September! The trip will begin in Brussels with visits to the Royal Museum and the Horta Mansion, an art nouveau masterpiece. The next stop will be St. Bavo’s Cathedral in Ghent, home of the fabled altarpiece The Adoration of the Mystic Lamb by Jan Van Eyck. Continuing on to the medieval city of Bruges, view additional masterpieces by the Flemish “primitives” who pioneered techniques of realist painting in Northern Europe. From Bruges, we will travel to Amsterdam, our base of operations for the remainder of the trip. Dutch destinations will include guided tours of the Rijksmuseum, Van Gogh and Stedelijk Museums, Rembrandt’s house and historic neighborhood, day trips to the Hague, the Kroller-Muller Museum and Utrecht, with some surprises along the way. The trip cost includes travel to and from Chicago O’Hare, round trip airfare, all accommodations with hosted breakfasts, museum entries, guides, ground transportation, gratuities, farewell dinner and trip insurance.

Departure: The trip departs Chicago on September 18, returning September 28. 

Cost: $4600 per person double occupancy, $5600 per person single. 
Final cost dependent upon number of reservations.

Reservations are limited as this is a custom tour for Figge members.

Information session: Learn additional details about the trip while enjoying Dutch-inspired refreshments on Thursday, February 9 at 5:30 in the Figge Café. For information or to RSVP, contact Heather Aaronson at haaronson@figgeartmuseum.org or 563.345.6630.

Download a flyer with more information. 

 

Figge Mobile Tour
figge.oncell.com

The Figge mobile audio tour is designed to deliver behind-the-scenes content and facts about hand-selected works right to a visitor’s own cell phone or tablet–completely free of charge.
 
More than forty tour stops have been crafted by Figge staff, with special guest recordings by prominent Quad Cities community members. To participate, visitors simply dial the Figge’s local tour number 563.424.3997 or scan a QR code next to the art objects. Once connected, participants will hear a short greeting and instructions to continue the mobile tour.
 
The mobile tour has been gifted by the Hunt and Diane Harris Family Foundation in honor of Tom and Mary Waterman Gildehaus to continue their vision for the Figge as a world-class art facility serving both residents and visitors.
 


Adult Tour Groups

Bring your group to the Figge for an unforgettable art experience. View world-class art from the Figge's permanent collection, as well as from a variety of traveling exhibitions. A guided tour will enrich your museum visit and offer new insights into the works. Group tours require a minimum of 10 people.

To schedule a tour, contact Heather Aaronson at 563.326.7804 x2045 or haaronson@figgeartmuseum.org.

Learn more




Study Tours for K-12 Students

Attention teachers! Figge study trips are a great way to enhance your classroom curriculum. Our docent-guided tours help your students build vocabulary and develop critical thinking skills, while introducing students to the visual arts. Complement your tour with sketching in the galleries or a writing assignment. 

Reservations are required and can be arranged with Heather Aaronson at 563.326.7804 x2045 or haaronson@figgeartmuseum.org. Tours can be scheduled Tuesday-Friday 9 am-4:30 pm.

Group size: minimum of 15 students; maximum 30-150 (depending on tour)
Length of tour: pre-school-kindergarten • 30 minutes; grades 1-3 • 40 minutes; grades 4-6 • 60 minutes; grades 7-12 • 75 minutes
Optional art studio component: art activities require 45 minutes; there is an additional fee for including an art activity
Fees: gallery tours • $3 per student; Look & Do tours • $5 per student (includes an art activity). No charge for teachers and adult chaperones.

Download information to help you plan your tour.
Learn more about our most popular tours.