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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. 

Portrait of Maquoketa
1:30 p.m. Sunday, October 9
1:30 p.m. Saturday, October 29
1:30 p.m. Saturday, November 19
1:30 p.m. Sunday, November 20

Rembrandt
1:30 p.m. Saturday, October 15
1:30 p.m. Sunday, October 16
1:30 p.m. Saturday, November 12
1:30 p.m. Sunday, November 13

Gary Kelley 
1:30 p.m. Saturday, October 22
1:30 p.m. Sunday, October 23
1:30 p.m. Saturday, November 5
1:30 p.m. Sunday, November 6

Holiday Tours
1:30 p.m. Saturdays, December 3, 10 & 17
1:30 p.m. Sundays, December 4, 11 & 18
Get in touch with the spirit of the holiday season through these thought-provoking gallery tours created by museum docents. Meet in the Museum Store. Free with admission.



TRAVEL TO LOS ANGELES WITH THE FIGGE
October 15-22, 2016

The birthplace of Hollywood and beach culture, Los Angeles is one of the world’s most vibrant and culturally diverse cities. Join other museum members and Executive Director Tim Schiffer for a week exploring the city’s cultural treasures, with a few special surprises thrown in. From the hotel in bustling Old Town Pasadena, visit the Getty Center, the Getty Villa, the Huntington Library with its spectacular gardens, the new Broad Art Museum, the Cathedral of Our Lady of Angels and Disney Hall downtown, the Reagan Presidential Library and many other sites. The all-inclusive price of $2,934 per person (double) or $3834 (single) includes air fare, chartered coach, museum admissions and tours, breakfasts and two group dinners. The initial deposit to reserve your place is $300. Come to an informational meeting on Thursday, May 19, at 5 p.m. in the Figge Cafe. RSVP to Heather at 563.345.6630 or haaronson@figgeartmuseum.org.

To make a reservation for the trip, contact Julie Poggenmiller at AAA Travel in Bettendorf at 563.332.3356 or jmpoggenmiller@mn-ia.aaa.com. A $300 deposit is required to hold your reservation. 

 

MEMBER TRIP TO DES MOINES
November 12, 2016

Travel with us to explore and enjoy an audio tour of The Pappajohn Sculpture Park, followed by a group lunch. Guests will then attend the The Des Moines Art Center, including a docent-guided group tour and free time.

Departure: 7 am from the Figge Art Museum Return: 7 pm (approximately), Figge Art Museum Cost: $80 per person; includes museum and special exhibition admission, snacks on the coach and lunch. 

Reservations: Due by Monday, October 10, 2016. Seating is limited and based on a first-come, first-served basis. To make your reservation, contact Heather Aaronson haaronson@figgeartmuseum.org or 563.345.6630.

Photo: Copyright Cameron Campbell



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.
 


ADULT GROUP TOURS

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.

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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.

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