PRESS RELEASES


 

press releases
PRESS RELEASE
Beréskin Classes Moving to Figge Art Museum and Family Museum
May 19, 2022 | 9:15am

Davenport, Iowa (Thursday, May 19, 2022) — Beginning this fall, the Beréskin Art Academy will now be offering its classes through the Figge Art Museum in Davenport, Iowa and the Family Museum in Bettendorf, Iowa.

 

READ MORE

 


 

press releases
PRESS RELEASE
Quad City Bank & Trust makes major donation to the Figge for a new art acquisition
March 3, 2022 | 8:47am

Davenport, Iowa (March 3, 2022) — Thanks to a major corporate gift from Quad City Bank & Trust, the Figge Art Museum will add The Everyday by artist Latoya Hobbs to its growing permanent collection. The gift was inspired by the Figge’s Diversity and Equity Art Fund, established last year to combat the systemic inequality in the art world.

 

READ MORE

 


 

press releases
PRESS RELEASE
Rock Island Art Guild Fine Arts Exhibition Opening at the Figge Art Museum
February 22, 2022 | 8:45am

Davenport, Iowa (February 22, 2022) –The 42nd Rock Island Art Guild’s Fine Arts Exhibition at the Figge Art Museum is opening Saturday and will showcase the extraordinary talent of artists living within 200 miles of the Figge Art Museum.

 

READ MORE

 


 

press releases
PRESS RELEASE
The sights and sounds of the Mexican-American Border come to life in Border Cantos | Sonic Border exhibition at the Figge
February 14, 2022 | 11:17am

Davenport, Iowa (February 14, 2022) — For most Quad Citians, the Mexican-American border region is shown to us through the lens of the media. The first-hand experience of the migrants seeking a better life often go unknown, unacknowledged, or unconsidered.


 

READ MORE

 


 

press releases
PRESS RELEASE
Young Artists at the Figge Opens Saturday at the Figge Art Museum
January 24, 2022 | 9:09am

Davenport, Iowa (January 24, 2022) – Beginning Saturday, artwork by local elementary art students from eight area school districts will be on view in the Figge Art Museum’s second-floor Mary Waterman Gildehaus Community Gallery for the annual Young Artists at the Figge exhibition.

 

READ MORE

 


 

press releases
PRESS RELEASE
Call for Entries Rock Island Art Guild Fine Arts Exhibition at the Figge Art Museum
December 13, 2021 | 10:54am

Davenport, Iowa (December 13, 2021) — The Rock Island Art Guild and Figge Art Museum are seeking entries for the 42nd Rock Island Art Guild Fine Arts Exhibition taking place at the Figge February 26–May 15, 2022.

 

READ MORE

 


 

press releases
PRESS RELEASE
The Architecture Behind the Walt Disney Concert Hall Featured at the Figge Art Museum Beginning Saturday
November 15, 2021 | 10:52am

Davenport, Iowa (November 15, 2021) —This week, a new exhibition comes to the Figge Art Museum. Opening Saturday, November 20, Carlos Diniz: Master of Architectural Illustration showcases 10 extraordinary charcoal and ink renderings of the Frank Gehry–designed Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles. The exhibition provides a fascinating look at how an architect’s spontaneous scribbles were transformed into a landmark building.


 

READ MORE

 


 

press releases
PRESS RELEASE
Figge Art Museum taking steps to build a strong, safe community
October 26, 2021 | 10:50am

Davenport, Iowa (October 26, 2021) —During the week of Oct. 25, the Figge Art Museum will be replacing the windows broken by gunfire earlier this summer. As they do so museum leaders remain focused on the important role the Figge plays in supporting a safe, inclusive, and culturally vibrant community.

 

READ MORE

 


 

press releases
PRESS RELEASE
Jane Gilmor: Breakfast on Pluto Now Open at the Figge Art Museum
October 11, 2021 | 9:45am

Davenport, Iowa (Monday, October 11, 2021) – Cedar Rapids, Iowa–based artist Jane Gilmor is known for her extensive body of work engaging with social and cultural issues including gender stereotypes, social inequities and immigration. With the community and the nation participating in challenging conversations around these issues, Gilmor’s latest exhibition, Breakfast on Pluto, now on view at the Figge Art Museum, uses art to provoke new perspectives and deeper reflection among viewers.

 

READ MORE

 


 

press releases
PRESS RELEASE
Smithsonian Exhibition Coming to the Figge Art Museum
October 4, 2021 | 8:43am

Davenport, Iowa (October 4, 2021) –The life and work of Robert Blackburn (1920-2003), an influential Black artist, teacher and master printmaker, will be featured in a new Smithsonian exhibition opening Saturday, October 9 at the Figge Art Museum in Davenport, Iowa.

 

READ MORE

 


 

press releases
PRESS RELEASE
Dimensional: 3D Works from the Figge Collection to Open Saturday at the Figge Art Museum
September 9, 2021 | 8:40am

Davenport, Iowa (September 9, 2021) – There are so many reasons to visit the Figge Art Museum, but the latest reason is to see Dimensional: 3D Works from the Figge Collection. Opening Saturday, this exhibition offers visitors a special chance to explore works from the museum’s collection including recent acquisitions and works that have not been on view for over a decade.

 

READ MORE

 


 

press releases
PRESS RELEASE
Figge Acquires Early Work by Artist Kehinde Wiley
August 5, 2021 | 8:39am

Davenport, Iowa (Thursday, August 5, 2021) – The Figge Art Museum acquires early painting by renowned American artist Kehinde Wiley. Wiley is best known for being selected and commissioned to paint the official presidential portrait of former President Barack Obama for the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery.

 

READ MORE

 


 

press releases
PRESS RELEASE
Figge Creates Art Diversity and Equity Fund and Unveils New Acquisitions to Permanent Collection
July 15, 2021 | 8:35am

Davenport, Iowa (Thursday, July 15) – The Figge Art Museum unveiled seven new acquisitions at an invitation-only event at the museum on Thursday evening. A newly created Art Diversity and Equity Fund intended to combat the systemic inequality in the art world was also announced and is being initially funded by a lead gift from locals Jim and Michelle Russell.

 

READ MORE

 


 

press releases
PRESS RELEASE
FREE SUMMER ADMISSION AT THE FIGGE ART MUSEUM BEGINS THURSDAY
June 30, 2021 | 8:45am

Davenport, Iowa (June 30, 2021) – Thanks to the generous support of Cal and Jill Werner, the Figge Art Museum will offer FREE admission during the month of July.

 

READ MORE

 


 

press releases
PRESS RELEASE
Powerhouse exhibition of Pop Art pioneers arrives at the Figge
June 17, 2021 | 1:35pm

Davenport, Iowa (June 17, 2021)—Pop Art pioneers Roy Lichtenstein, Takashi Murakami, Andy Warhol, and more take over the Figge Art Museum this summer with Pop Power from Warhol to Koons: Masterworks from the Collections of Jordan D. Schnitzer and His Family Foundation. The newest exhibition to arrive at the Figge features more than 100 works that have never been seen in the Quad Cities before.

 

READ MORE

 

 




ART & MORE
Orientation Gallery
Img 5005 1
Img 4901 2

Keep in Touch

Receive news about Figge’s exhibitions, events and more.




LOCATION
FIGGE ART MUSEUM

225 West Second Street
Davenport, Iowa

 

PHONE

Museum | 563.326.7804

Cafe | 563.345.6647

 

MUSEUM HOURS

Monday | Closed

Tuesday - Wednesday | 10am - 5pm

Thursday | 10am - 8pm

Friday - Saturday | 10am - 5pm

Sunday | 12pm - 5pm

 

CAFE HOURS

Monday - Sunday Closed

*The Figge Cafe is closed until further notice

*See calendar for holiday exceptions