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 or 563.326.7804 x 2045. 

Upcoming exhibition tours:

American Moderns on Paper
1:30 pm Saturdays, August 29, September 19
1:30 pm Sundays, August September 20

A Gift for the Quad Cities: The Figge Art Museum 10th Anniversary Exhibition
1:30 pm Saturday, September 5
1:30 pm Sundays, August 30, September 6 

A Gift for the Quad Cities: The Figge Art Museum 10th Anniversary Exhibition
Saturday, September 5
Sundays, August 30, September 6

Ellen Wagener: Horizon Lines
Saturday, October 10
Sunday, October 11

Edward S. Curtis: One Hundred Masterworks
Saturday, October 17
Sunday, October 18

Are you interested is sharing your love of the visual arts with others? Become a Figge docent! Candidate docent participants will be taught to look at, analyze and discuss works of art to engage museum visitors in conversations about art in the Figge galleries. Candidates should have a strong interest in the visual arts, be comfortable speaking in public and have a genuine appreciation for all visitors. The docent class will be trained to give tours, interact with museum guests and become part of the Figge family!

Contact Melissa Mohr for more information at 563.326.7804 x7895 or

Figge Mobile Tour

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.


Nelson-AtkinsW.jpgBest of the Midwest Tour
September 23-27, 2015

Join the Figge on a five-day museum road trip! The group will take a deluxe motorcoach to the St. Louis Art Museum (guided tour and free time). Day two includes a drive to Bentonville, Arkansas, and a guided tour of the newly opened Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art. Day three is free for exploring the museum’s vast collection, as well as the extensive sculpture garden and hiking trails on the property. The fourth day will begin with a drive to Kansas City, Missouri, and an afternoon at the Nelson-Atkins (guided tour and free time). A farewell dinner will be held that evening and the group will return to Davenport the following morning. Download a flyer.

Cost: $865.00 (double-occupancy) or $1330 (single occupancy)
This cost includes transportation to each itinerary location via coach bus, museum admission, four nights’ accommodations, two group lunches and one farewell dinner. All additional meals or personal activities will be covered by the trip participant.
Deadline for reservations has passed. Please watch for additional member trips in the future! 


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

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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 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.

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