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MUSEUM TOURS & TRIPS




Docent-led Tours

Join our knowledgeable docents for a FREE guided tour to gain a deeper understanding of the artwork in the galleries. Meet in the museum lobby. Bringing a group? Contact Heather Aaronson for a private group tour at 563.345.6630 or haaronson@figgeartmuseum.org.
 

EXHIBITION TOURS

Exhibition Highlights
1:30 pm Sunday, July 30
1:30 pm Sunday, August 6
1:30 pm Saturday, August 12

Collection Highlights
1:30 pm Saturday, August 5


The cArt!

Find our art cart in selected galleries throughout the museum for in-depth conversations about art! Books, objects and information, along with a trained docent, will be available for guests to explore art topics in new ways. Available selected Tuesdays from 10 am-noon and 2-4 pm. 

Modern Art: Tuesday, July 25
Regionalist Art: Tuesday, August 2, 9, 16


Trip to Chicago

Saturday, August 19
$80 per person includes coach, admission and snacks
7 am departure from the Figge Art Museum
Last day to by tickets: July 30


Join us for our annual pilgrimage to Chicago! Guests will enjoy both the Art Institute, featuring Gauguin: Artist as Alchemist and the MCA’s Takashi Murakami, Amanda Williams and the We Are Here 50th anniversary exhibition. For information and reservations, contact Heather Aaronson at haaronson@figgeartmuseum.org or 563.345.6630.





Travel Abroad to the Netherlands and Belgium
View masterpieces of Dutch and Flemish art and architecture

Join your Figge friends, Trustee Wynne Schafer and Executive Director Tim Schiffer for an artcentric tour of Belgium and the Netherlands this September! The trip will begin in Brussels with visits to the Royal Museum and the Horta Mansion, an art nouveau masterpiece. The next stop will be St. Bavo’s Cathedral in Ghent, home of the fabled altarpiece The Adoration of the Mystic Lamb by Jan Van Eyck. Continuing on to the medieval city of Bruges, view additional masterpieces by the Flemish “primitives” who pioneered techniques of realist painting in Northern Europe. From Bruges, we will travel to Amsterdam, our base of operations for the remainder of the trip. Dutch destinations will include guided tours of the Rijksmuseum, Van Gogh and Stedelijk Museums, Rembrandt’s house and historic neighborhood, day trips to the Hague, the Kroller-Muller Museum and Utrecht, with some surprises along the way. The trip cost includes travel to and from Chicago O’Hare, round trip airfare, all accommodations with hosted breakfasts, museum entries, guides, ground transportation, gratuities, farewell dinner and trip insurance.

Departure: The trip departs Chicago on September 18, returning September 28. 

Cost: $4600 per person double occupancy, $5600 per person single. 
Final cost dependent upon number of reservations.

Reservations are limited as this is a custom tour for Figge members. Reservation must be made by May 1.

For information, contact Heather Aaronson at haaronson@figgeartmuseum.org or 563.345.6630.

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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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