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. 

Exhibition tours will resume in January. 

Holiday tour schedule:

Celebrate the holidays with a specially themed docent-led tour. Tours are free with membership or paid admission. Download a flyer

6:30 p.m. Thursday, December 3 • Sue Staley and Emily Navarre
1:30 p.m. Saturday, December 5 • Leslie DuPree
1:30 p.m. Sunday, December 6 • Janet Leman
1:30 p.m. Saturday, December 12 • Sylvia Martin
1:30 p.m. Sunday, December 13 • Stephanie Raphael-Nakos
1:30 p.m. Saturday, December 19 • Bill Gallin

Baltasar de Echave Rioja, The Adoration of the Magi, 1659, oil on canvas, gift of C.A. Ficke, 1925.84

April 25-May 4, 2016

Figge members, pack your bags for the art-packed city of Berlin! This 10-day adventure takes participants on a whirlwind tour through centuries of art and culture—including art museums, galleries and much more! Deposits, reservation forms and passport copies are due by Tuesday, December 1, 2015.

Director of Education Melissa Mohr and Figge Trustee Wynne Schafer will host the trip. To learn more about the itinerary and fees, download a flyer/reservation form or contact Melissa Mohr at  


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.


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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