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Jefferson Pinder: Ghost Light
March 2, 2017 | 3:15am

Chicago-based artist Jefferson Pinder has created a multi-part site-specific installation at the Figge Art Museum. Conceived for all, Pinder’s thought provoking performance based artwork explores the intersections of race and the black experience in the Midwest.

 

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Cajun Cook-off at the Figge Art Museum
February 21, 2017 | 3:17am

(February 21, 2017) – Kick off Mardi Gras week with the Cajun Cook-Off at the Figge Art Museum on Sunday, February 26, 2017 from 5-8 p.m. sponsored by KWQC-TV and the Quad-City Times.

Eight chefs from the area will be cooking Cajun and Creole-inspired cuisine for guests...

 

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FREE Family Day at the Figge
February 8, 2017 | 3:18am

Guests are invited to explore the current exhibitions on view including Scrimmage: Football in American Art From the Civil War to Present, The Art of Persuasion: American Propaganda Posters and the Great War, The Robert F. and Patricia J. Schmitt Collection of Japanese Prints and Portrait of Maquoketa. Docents will be in the galleries prepared to answer any questions.

 

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The Art of Persuasion: American Propaganda Posters and the Great War Opens Saturday
January 26, 2017 | 3:23am

April 6, 2017 marks the centennial of the United States’ declaration of war on Germany and its entry into World War I. The Art of Persuasion exhibition explores how some of the most important artists and illustrators of the day supported the war effort.

 

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Scrimmage: Football in American Art from the Civil War to the Present
January 18, 2017 | 3:27am

Scrimmage features 78 artworks, dating from the 1850s to 2014, that take as their subject various aspects of the game of football. Rather than presenting a history of the sport, Scrimmage raises questions about sports, art, and their roles in our history and culture, revealing attitudes and transitions in American life over the past 150 years.

 

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2017 Young Artists at the Figge
January 18, 2017 | 3:25am

Elementary art students from seven Quad-City area school districts will have their artwork featured at the Figge Art Museum for the annual Young Artists at the Figge exhibition opening Saturday.

 

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Figge Art Museum Free Family Day
December 8, 2016 | 3:29am

Families are invited to participate in a variety of art activities inspired by the current exhibitions including chalk pastels, portraits, print etchings, collage and more.

 

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College Invitational at the Figge
October 31, 2016 | 4:30am

The ninth annual College Invitational will open at the Figge Art Museum on Saturday, November 5 in the second floor Mary Waterman Gildehaus Community Gallery.

 

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Day of the Dead Free Family Fiesta
October 24, 2016 | 4:32am

Celebrate the rich cultural traditions of El Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) at the Figge Art Museum in downtown Davenport on Sunday, October 30 with art projects, live performances, music and food. Admission will be free.

 

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Free Admission to the Figge Art Museum June 12-September 25, 2016
September 26, 2016 | 4:56am

​Thanks to the generous support of the Bechtel Trusts and John Deere Classic, admission to the Figge Art Museum will be free to all from June 12-September 25.

 

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Portrait of Maquoketa
September 21, 2016 | 4:48am

Artist Rose Frantzen’s Portrait of Maquoketa will be on view at the Figge Art Museum for the first time since it was acquired for the permanent collection beginning Saturday, October 1.

 

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Giving the Devil His Due: The Art of Gary Kelley
September 12, 2016 | 4:49am

The exhibition is a visual exploration in drawings and monotypes of the lives of two legendary musicians: the 19th-century violinist and guitarist Nicolo Paganini and his 20th-century counterpart, blues guitar legend Robert Johnson. Though their lives were divided by a century, both shared a restless intellectual and emotional urge to master their instruments and, according to legend, sold their souls to the devil to achieve perfection.

 

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American Scene on Paper
September 6, 2016 | 4:50am

Opening Saturday in the second floor Lewis Gallery, the exhibition features recent acquisitions and important works on paper from the Figge collection portraying rural and urban America during the first half of the 20th century.

 

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Living Proof Exhibit: Cancer Survivor Art
August 29, 2016 | 4:51am

Living Proof Exhibit: Cancer Survivor Art will open on Saturday, September 10 at the Figge Art Museum in the second floor Mary Waterman Gildehaus Community Gallery. An Opening Reception will take place on Thursday, September 8 beginning at 5:30 p.m.

 

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Family Day at the Figge Art Museum
July 12, 2016 | 4:53am

Families will be invited to make storyboard scenes, create the yellow brick road on the plaza with chalk, explore the art cart in the Haitian gallery, participate in a twirling tornado activity, make a night-time on the prairie art project, try a Tin Man activity or experience a David Plowden gallery search. Guests can also pop into the auditorium for a selection of Oz-themed documentaries and animated shorts.

 

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Davenport, Iowa
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