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Kick off Mardi Gras with the Cajun Cook-Off to Benefit the Figge Art Museum
February 20, 2020 | 10:10am

Davenport, Iowa (February 20, 2020) – Kick off Mardi Gras right here in the Quad Cities. The Eighth annual Cajun Cook-Off to benefit the Figge Art Museum will be held at the Rhythm City Casino Event Center on Fat Tuesday, February 25, from 5-8 p.m.

 

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Henry Dreyfuss: Designs for the Modern Age Opening Saturday at the Figge Art Museum
February 17, 2020 | 8:06am

Davenport, Iowa (February 17, 2020) – The Figge Art Museum in downtown Davenport will feature the work of influential industrial designer Henry Dreyfuss beginning Saturday. Henry Dreyfuss: Designs for the Modern Age, will be the major first exhibition in over 20 years to focus entirely on Dreyfuss and his designs from the mid-20th century.

 

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Show Your Love for the Figge Art Museum this Valentine’s Day
February 11, 2020 | 8:03am

Davenport, Iowa (February 11, 2020) – Show your love for the Figge Art Museum this Valentine’s Day – Friday, February 14! Don’t spend money on flowers that will wilt, or calorie filled chocolate, instead make a gift for the museum’s first Annual Day of Giving.

 

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Figge to Feature the Work of Haitian-American Artist Didier William
February 3, 2020 | 8:49am

The Figge Art Museum is pleased to announce Didier William: Lakou, the first solo museum exhibition of the celebrated Haitian American artist Didier William. On view from February 8 – May 31, 2020 in the Figge Art Museum’s second floor Katz gallery, Didier William: Lakou will highlight the artist’s continuing exploration of cultural identity.

 

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Young Artists at the Figge Opens Saturday
January 13, 2020 | 8:59am

Davenport, Iowa (January 13, 2019) – Beginning Saturday, the Figge Art Museum’s second-floor Mary Waterman Gildehaus Community Gallery will feature the artwork of local elementary art students (K-5) for the annual Young Artists at the Figge exhibition. The exhibition will kick-off with works by elementary art students from Geneseo Schools.

 

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41st Rock Island Art Guild Fine Arts Exhibition Opens Saturday at the Figge
January 13, 2020 | 8:56am

The Rock Island Art Guild, a volunteer-run organization founded in 1955, promotes and fosters the appreciation of the visual arts in the Quad Cities. Beginning Saturday, the Guild’s 41st juried exhibition will be installed in the Figge Art Museum’s fourth-floor gallery.

 

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It's Never Too Late to Become an Artist
January 2, 2020 | 2:31pm

It’s Never Too Late to Become an Artist

Davenport, Iowa (January 2, 2020) – What are your New Year’s resolutions? If you said take an art class, then the Figge Art Museum has you covered.

Resolutions are sometimes unrealistic, but the Figge is making it easy by offering a variety of art classes. From figure drawing and finger painting to quilting and calligraphy, there is something for everyone.

 

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Quad City Favorite Back on View Beginning Saturday
October 14, 2019 | 11:29am

Davenport, Iowa (October 14, 2019) – A Quad-City favorite returns to the Figge Art Museum this fall. Artist Rose Frantzen’s nationally celebrated Portrait of Maquoketa will be on view in the Figge’s third floor gallery beginning Saturday, October 19

 

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Figge Art Museum Selects New Executive Director
October 3, 2019 | 1:06pm

Figge Art Museum Selects New Executive Director

Davenport, Iowa (October 14, 2019) – After an extensive nationwide search, The Figge Art Museum is pleased to announce that Michelle Hargrave will become Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer of the museum effective December 9, 2019. A museum professional with two decades of experience, Hargrave currently serves as the Deputy Director of the New Britain Museum of American Art in New Britain, CT.

 

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Day of the Dead: The Art of Remembrance Opens Saturday at the Figge Art Museum
October 3, 2019 | 1:03pm

Day of the Dead: The Art of Remembrance Opening Saturday at the Figge Art Museum
Davenport, Iowa (September 19, 2019) – The Figge Art Museum’s second-floor Mary Waterman Gildehaus Community Gallery will feature Day of the Dead: The Art of Remembrance beginning Saturday.

 

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Mia Feuer: Totems of Anthropocene Opening Saturday at the Figge Art Museum
October 3, 2019 | 12:58pm

Davenport, Iowa (September 16, 2019) –Mia Feuer: Totems of the Anthropocene by Artist Mia Feuer will be on view in the fourth-floor gallery beginning Saturday.

Mia Feuer: Totems of the Anthropocene envisions what our environment might become after prolonged exposure to petroleum, a fossil fuel that lives beneath the earth’s surface. From the packaging of the foods we eat to our daily commute, petroleum is a pervasive presence in our lives and the landscape in which we live. Feuer’s work delves into the consequences of mining petroleum from an environmental, social and political perspective.

 

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Exhibition by Renowned Iowa Artist Opening Saturday at the Figge Art Museum
September 12, 2019 | 10:23am

Exhibition by Renowned Iowa Artist Opening Saturday at the Figge Art Museum

Davenport, Iowa (September 9, 2019) – Fall is upon us and with each changing of the season new exhibitions open at the Figge Art Museum. This Saturday, the first of six fall exhibitions will open.




 

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Free Admission at the Figge July 6–August 11, 2019 and Local Artist’s Work to be Featured in the Lewis Gallery
July 18, 2019 | 10:18am

Davenport, Iowa (June 27, 2019) – For the fifth summer in a row, the Figge Art Museum will offer a period of free admission thanks to the generous support of the John Deere Classic and Bechtel Trusts. This summer’s dates are July 6–August 11.

 

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Vik Muniz: Hand Remade to Open at the Figge Art Museum on Saturday
July 18, 2019 | 10:15am

Davenport, Iowa (June 3, 2019) – Opening Saturday, June 8 in the Figge’s third floor gallery is Vik Muniz: Hand Remade.

 

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Figge Art Museum to Sign New Contract with City of Davenport and Quad Cities Cultural Trust on June 3
July 18, 2019 | 10:12am

Davenport, Iowa (May 28, 2019) – The Figge Art Museum will sign a new contract with City of Davenport and Quad Cities Cultural Trust on Monday, June 3 at 2:30 p.m. in the Figge’s Quad City Bank & Trust Grand Lobby.

 

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Thursday | 10am - 8pm

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Sunday | 12pm - 5pm

 

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