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Figge Art Museum Partners with University of Iowa Department of Physics and Astronomy on NASA | ART Exhibition
July 24, 2012 | 6:41am

Davenport, IOWA (July 2012) The Figge Art Museum’s upcoming exhibition, NASA | ART: 50 Years of Exploration, features a companion display of spaceflight instruments and models designed and built at the Department of Physics and Astronomy in the University of Iowa College of Liberal...

 

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When We Left Earth: The NASA Missions
July 24, 2012 | 6:39am

Davenport, IOWA (July 2012) Relive mankind's greatest adventure—the development of a rocket allowing them to leave the earth and explore space—through episodes of the Discovery Channel’s landmark special series When We Left Earth: The NASA Missions every Saturday and Sunday at 2:30pm between July 21 and October 7 at the Figge Art Museum. When We Left Earth: The NASA Missions, the dramatic story of NASA’s pioneering, awe-inspiring missions, commemorates the first 50 years of space exploration. This series is being offered in conjunction with NASA | Art: 50 Years of Exploration, on view at the Figge through October 7, 2012.

 

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NASA | ART: 50 Years of Exploration
July 9, 2012 | 6:41am

Davenport, IOWA (July 2012) NASA’s historic triumphs and pioneering legacy are well known to millions, but the inspiring rocket launches, moon landings and planetary explorations also have had an impact on the imaginations of America’s leading artists. In celebration of the space agency’s 50th anniversary in 2008, the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service (SITES) presented NASA | ART 50 Years of Exploration, featuring 72 works from those artists.

 

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Appointment of New Director
June 1, 2012 | 6:44am

Davenport, IA (June 2012) The Board of Trustees of the Figge Art Museum is pleased to announce the appointment Tim Schiffer as the Figge’s new Executive Director. He begins his new role August 1, 2012. The selection of Mr. Schiffer to head the museum is the culmination of a national search involving the review of hundreds of candidates, and it reflects the Figge’s desire to hire an accomplished leader with a passion and enthusiasm for art and an engaging personality.

 

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Figge Celebrates National Bike Month
May 9, 2012 | 6:46am

May 2012 - In celebration of National Bike Month, the Figge has re-installed Lance Armstrong, a photograph by famed photographer Annie Leibovitz. The photo, taken in 1999, depicts the seven time Tour de France champion nude on his bike riding through rain.

 

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David Plowden's Iowa Opens at the FIgge
May 1, 2012 | 6:47am

May 2012 – David Plowden's Iowa will open at the Figge Art Museum on Saturday, May 12 and run through August 19, 2012. The product of a collaboration between Humanities Iowa, the Figge and several other museums in the state, the exhibition features over fifty black and white phot...

 

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Photography Exhibition Opens at the Figge
March 9, 2012 | 5:48am

Locating Place: Perceptions of Space in 20th Century Photography, an exhibition exploring the intimate connection that exists between people and places, will be on view at the Figge Art Museum from March 10 through June 10, 2012. Organized by the Figge Art Museum, the exhibition includes works from the Figge’s collection of photographs, loaned works from the University of Iowa Museum of Art and a private collection.

 

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Minneapolis Children's Book Illustrator to Lead Workshop at the Figge
February 14, 2012 | 5:49am

On Saturday, February 18 the Figge Art Museum will host “The Luck of the Draw,” a 3-part program led by illustrator Cori Doerrfeld. The program begins at 1pm with a presentation in the auditorium. At 2pm, Doerrfeld will lead an illustration demonstration in the studios. Program participants will be invited to take part in hands-on activities at 3pm. The program is designed for aspiring illustrators of all ages and is free with museum membership or paid admission.

 

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