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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. 

Picturing the Prairie: Tallgrass QC
1:30 pm Saturday, June 18
1:30 pm Sunday, June 19

Downton Architecture
10 am Tuesday, June 21
10 am Tuesday, June 28
10 am Saturday, July 9
10 am Saturday, July 16
10 am Tuesday, July 19
10 am Tuesday, July 26


The Wonderful World of Oz
1:30 pm Saturday, June 25
1:30 pm Sunday, June 26
1:30 pm Sunday, July 17

David Plowden
1:30 pm Sunday, July 10

Current Exhibitions
1:30 pm Saturday, August 6
1:30 pm Sunday, August 7
1:30 pm Saturday, August 13
1:30 pm Sunday, August 14
 

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. 



BERLIN TRIP
April 25-May 4, 2016

Figge members are traveling to 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. 


SUMMER MEMBER TRIP TO MADISON
Saturday, July 9
Cost is $80 per person and includes museum and special exhibition admission.
Reservations due by Monday, May 23, 2016.
Departure from the Figge Art Museum will be at 7 am, return at approximately 10 pm.


Museum members are invited to join us on our summer trip to Madison, Wisconsin. The trip includes a visit to the Tandem Press. At Tandem, internationally renowned artists create editions of prints and interact with graduate and undergraduate students. Members will then have time to explore Art Fair on the Square. With its mix of music, entertainment, and outdoor dining, as well as nearly 500 artists exhibiting paintings, prints, photographs, sculpture, jewelry, handmade clothing and accessories, and fine craft, the fair draws nearly 200,000 visitors to Madison’s Capitol Square. Hosted by the adjacent Madison Museum of Contemporary Art, members will be able to explore the museum’s galleries and can even hop down to visit the collection at the Chazen Museum of Art.
 
To register, contact Heather Aaronson at 563.345.6630 or haaronson@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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