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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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David Plowden: An American Master Opens Saturday at the Figge Art Museum
June 20, 2016 | 4:55am

The exhibition will include more than 70 images that carefully follow Plowden’s exploration of the medium’s 20th century evolution, from a modern vision of the sublime to a postmodern obsession with an increasingly urbanized landscape. Even in the presence of suburban sprawl, the exhibition will display how Plowden manages to capture a kind of beauty in the landscape that the passerby might overlook.

 

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Yellow Brick Road Leads to Figge Art Museum for The Wonderful World of Oz
June 3, 2016 | 5:03am

Drawn from the largest collection of materials relating to The Wizard of Oz stories and characters, the exhibition will feature 110 objects, from the finest known copy of the first edition/first state “green imprint” of Baum and Denslow’s 1900 book, to original sketches, costumes and props from MGM’s beloved 1939 movie starring Judy Garland, to Oz spinoffs such as puppets, toys and posters from numerous other productions like “Wicked” and “The Wiz.”

 

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Picturing the Prairie: Tallgrass QC
May 26, 2016 | 5:04am

The exhibition features six artists living in the Midwest Region including photographers Terry Evans, Jin Lee, Randy Richmond and Radim Schreiber, botanical artist George Olson, and fiber sculptor Mary Merkel-Hess. Their work explores the biodiversity and unique beauty of the endangered tallgrass prairie that stretched from Texas to Canada 150 years ago, covering millions of acres of land. Today less than four percent of tallgrass prairie survives in isolated patches.

 

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Celebration of Art Museum Day on May 18, 2016
May 16, 2016 | 7:01am

Art Museum Day celebrates the value of the visual arts and the important role art museums play in their communities. Visitors are encouraged to share their experiences on Art Museum Day via social media, with the hashtag #ArtMuseumDay.

 

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Beaux Arts Fair
May 2, 2016 | 7:02am

What originally began as a Sunday morning sketch group in the 1950s has turned into a small but mighty organization dedicated to promoting the arts in the Quad Cities. Since its inception in 1953, the Beaux Arts Fund Committee (BAFC) has contributed $600,000 to the Figge and its predecessors, with the majority of the funds coming from two outdoor fairs each year.

 

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FREE Family Day at the Figge
March 30, 2016 | 7:04am

The Figge Art Museum will be offering free admission all day for Free Family Day on Saturday, sponsored by the Quad-City Times.

 

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Mississippi Valley Quilters Guild: Quilters' Favorites
March 9, 2016 | 6:06am

Beginning Tuesday the Mississippi Valley Quilters Guild (MVQG) will return to the Figge Art Museum for the Quilters’ Favorites exhibition.

 

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2016 Young Artists at the Figge
February 17, 2016 | 6:07am

Featured schools include North Scott, Geneseo, Moline, Muscatine, Davenport, Bettendorf and Pleasant Valley. Each school district has their own selection process to choose the top works of art to represent their district in this museum-school partnership.

 

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Rajun Cajun Food Fest at the Figge Art Museum
February 4, 2016 | 6:09am

Chargrilled spicy-citrus alligator ribs, squealer pies, Cajun fish tacos, shrimp gumbo arancini, beignets with salted mocha Chantilly cream, fried oysters with brie and jalapeno-braised pork belly on cheddar grits are just a few of the dishes you can sample at this year’s Rajun Cajun Food Fest at the Figge Art Museum on Fat Tuesday, February 9!

 

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39th Rock Island Art Guild Fine Arts Exhibition
February 3, 2016 | 6:14am

This juried guild exhibition was open to artists within a 150-mile radius of the Quad Cities and each artist was encouraged to enter up to two original works of art that must have been created in the last five years. A total of 44 artists were selected by juror Julie Rodrigues Widholm, the director of DePaul Art Museum in Chicago. The selected works will be on view in the fourth floor gallery through May 15, 2016.

 

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Cameo Stones: Hidden Gems in the Figge Collection
February 2, 2016 | 6:15am

Donated in 1929 by Dr. Clarence T. Lindley, the cameo and intaglio gems reflect the changing ideas and prominent beliefs of society and became a popular fashion accessory in the Victorian Era.

 

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Mississippi River Views from the Muscatine Art Center Collection
January 25, 2016 | 6:23am

Opening Saturday in the third floor gallery, the Mississippi River Views exhibition includes a collection of 60 paintings, drawings, maps and other river-related works from the collection of the Muscatine Art Center, whose Musser Mansion is undergoing mechanical upgrades.

 

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Figge Art Museum Free Family Day
January 6, 2016 | 6:25am

Kick off the New Year with free admission all day and a variety of free planned activities from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Make chalk drawings, create-your-own multi-media collage and frame, have a photo taken with props, visit with the Native American Coalition of the Quad Cities at 10:30 a.m. and view objects from the Big Picture Outreach Collection.

 

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Holiday Kick-Off Family Free Day
November 18, 2015 | 6:27am

Celebrate the start of the holiday season with an assortment of holiday-themed crafts in the lobby as well as complimentary cookies and cocoa. Stroll through the galleries to experience the current exhibitions on view, or stop in the museum store to do some holiday shopping.

 

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FIGGE ART MUSEUM

225 West Second Street
Davenport, Iowa
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Museum | 563.326.7804

Cafe | 563.345.6647

 

MUSEUM HOURS

Monday | Closed

Tuesday - Wednesday | 10am - 5pm

Thursday | 10am - 9pm

Friday - Saturday | 10am - 5pm

Sunday | 12pm - 5pm

 

CAFE HOURS

Monday Closed

Tuesday - Friday 11am - 2pm

Saturday - Sunday Closed

Thursday Happy Hour: 4-9 pm

*See calendar for holiday exceptions