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MUSEUM TOURS & TRIPS

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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. 

Mississippi River Views  
1:30 p.m. Saturday, February 27


Discovering Grant Wood  
11 a.m. Saturday, February 13
1:30 p.m. Saturday, February 13
1:30 p.m. Sunday, February 14


Exhibition Highlights
1:30 p.m. Saturday, February 20
1:30 p.m. Sunday, February 21
1:30 p.m. Saturday, March 19
1:30 p.m. Saturday, March 26


The Art of Architecture
1:30 p.m. Saturday, March 5  
1:30 p.m. Saturday, March 12

 

THIS TRIP IS FULL

SPING MEMBER TRIP TO CHICAGO
Friday, April 15
Cost: $80 per person; includes museum and special exhibition admission. No meals are included, but snacks will be provided on the coach.
Reservations are no longer being accepted


Museum members are invited to join us on our spring trip to Chicago, where everyone will find something to love through the combination of Downton Abbey and Van Gogh. Participants will start the day exploring the Art Institute, featuring a special exhibition Van Gogh’s Bedrooms, and others, including Van Dyck, Rembrandt, and the Portrait Print and Supernatural Shakespeare. Later, guests will shop Michigan Avenue and visit the Driehaus Museum for a viewing of the fantastic exhibition featuring costumes from the wildly popular TV series Downton Abbey: Dressing Downton™: Changing Fashion for Changing Times.

Itinerary
7 am             Departure from the Figge Art Museum
10:30 am      Arrive at the Chicago Art Institute
                     Lunch and shopping on Michigan Avenue
3:30 pm        Driehaus Museum    
9 pm             Return to the Figge in Davenport
  
Contact Heather Aaronson to register at 563.345.6630 or haaronson@figgeartmuseum.org Seating is limited on a first-come, first-served basis.



BERLIN TRIP
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. Although the deadline has passed for participating in this adventure, watch for upcoming trips to be posted here in the coming months.

Download a flyer to see the highlights of the trip. If you have questions about traveling with the Figge, contact Melissa Mohr, mmohr@figgeartmuseum.org.  



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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