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Local Art Teachers Showcase Their Talents at the Figge
June 7, 2013 | 6:20am

Local K-12 art teachers are getting the opportunity to showcase their talents at the Figge Art Museum for the Beyond the Classroom exhibition. Artworks the teachers have created outside the classroom will be on display in the Mary Waterman Gildehaus Community Gallery starting Saturday.

 

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Questionable Architecture Exhibition Opens Saturday
June 1, 2013 | 6:21am

This multi-structure sculptural installation is the inspiration of Quad Cities artist and assistant professor of graphic design at Western Illinois University, Terry Rathje, who conceived of this “Village in the Figge” with the collaboration of designer Monica Correia and artist Steve Banks. The installation explores the interaction of function and form in multiple structures designed digitally or scratch built by hand. Inspired by stupas, pagodas, ziggurats and roadside shrines, these structures are a mix of sculpture and architecture whose fanciful and imaginative designs have a visual impact completely unrelated to their use.

 

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Figge Art Museum to Participate in Blue Star Museums
May 21, 2013 | 6:23am

The Figge Art Museum is one of more than 1,800 museums across America to offer free admission to military personnel and their families this summer in collaboration with the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families, and the Department of Defense

 

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Figge Receives Major Gift of Edouard Duval-Carrié Artwork
February 24, 2013 | 5:24am

The Figge is pleased to announce the gift of several elements of Edouard Duval-Carrié’s multi-part installation, the vodou altar Endless Flight, 2000.

 

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Alison Saar: STILL... Opens Saturday
February 7, 2013 | 5:28am

Saar, who is receiving international attention, combines bold figurative sculptures with found and repurposed objects such as tree branches, old lumber, pots and pans and boxing gloves to create moving, personal statements. The works in the exhibition play on the many meanings of the word “Still”—to quiet or appease, to persevere, an apparatus for transforming liquids, or lifeless (as in still born)—to explore issues of aging, gender and racial identity, and our progress through

 

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Celebrate Black History Month on Saturday with FREE Admission at the Figge
January 31, 2013 | 5:31am

The Figge Art Museum is offering FREE Admission on Saturday, February 2 for the Quilts: Celebrating Black History Month event. More than ten African-American community quilts, including one signed by President Barack Obama, will be on display in the lobby all weekend long in conjunction with ...

 

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Cliff Dwellers Punch Bowl to be on Display at the Figge Art Museum
January 31, 2013 | 5:30am

For a limited time only, Quad-Citians will have a wonderful opportunity to view a rarely exhibited Arts and Crafts period punch bowl. The sterling silver bowl is on loan courtesy of The Cliff Dwellers, a Chicago arts club and gathering place for artists and people interested in the arts.

 

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Picturing Identity: The Allure of Portraiture
January 9, 2013 | 5:33am

The newest exhibition at the Figge Art Museum opens this Saturday, November 17 and runs through February 17, 2013. Picturing Identity: The Allure of Portraiture features 20th century examples of portraits that address changes in the perceived nature of personal identity and its representation

 

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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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