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MUSEUM TOURS & TRIPS




Docent-led Tours
Join us for a guided tour with one of our knowledgeable docents. Guided tours are a wonderful way to gain further insight into museum exhibitions.

Interested in a private tour for your family, club, troop or group? Contact Heather Aaronson at haaronson@figgeartmusuem.org or 563.345.6630 to schedule. Private tours are free with admission and are available upon request.

Senior Tours
Join us the first Thursday of each month for Free Senior Day, featuring a 1:30 pm museum tour followed by a 2:30 film. Please meet your tour guide in the lobby; the film will be shown in the auditorium. All seniors also receive a 10% member discount in the Figge Café and Museum Store on Free Senior Day. 

Collection and Exhibition Highlights Tours
1:30 pm Saturdays July 7, 14, 21, August 4, 11
1:30 pm Sunday July 8, 15, 22, August 5, 12
Join our knowledgeable docents for a FREE guided tour this summer! Meet in the museum lobby.
Bringing a group? Contact Heather Aaronson for a private group tour at haaronson@figgeartmuseum.org or 563.345.6630.

Interested in becoming a Docent? See the Adult Programs page for more information.


Member Trip to the Art Institute of Chicago
On view: John Singer Sargent and Chicago's Gilded Age
7 am-7 pm Friday, September 14
$80 per person
THIS TRIP IS FULL!


Join Figge Director of Education Melissa Mohr and Executive Director Tim Schiffer on a visit to the The Art Institute of Chicago for a viewing of this beloved American portrait artist’s work in Chicago. Learn more about Sargent’s connections to the vibrant art scene in the turn of the 20th century city as you immerse yourself in this exhibition that captures the Gilded Age. Price includes motorcoach (departs from and returns to Figge), all tickets, and road-trip snacks! Seating is limited. To register, contact Heather Aaronson at 563.345.6630 or haaronson@figgeartmuseum.org. Download a flyer
 

museed-Orasay-(1).jpgTravel to France with the Figge!

Join Figge Trustee Wynne Schafer and Executive Director Tim Schiffer in April 2019 for an art-centric tour of France, from Monet toMatisse and beyond. Beginning in the south of France, we will visit Matisse’s last great work, his chapel at St. Paul de Vence,Cezanne’s studio at Aix en Provence, Avignon, Arles and other artistic sites before traveling to Paris by high-speed train. There, our destinations will include the Musee d’Orsay, l’Orangerie, the Picasso Museum, and Monet’s home and gardens at Giverny.

Please join us for an informational meeting in the Figge Café (details TBA), or for more information contact Heather Aaronson at haaronson@figgeartmuseum.org or 563-345-6630.



Figge Mobile Tour

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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.

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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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