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Wendy Red Star: Peelatchiwaaxpaash/Medicine Crow (Raven) and the 1880 Crow Peach Delegation
October 14, 2015 | 7:28am

Red Star creates multimedia works that explore Native American identity and the distance between romantic images of the Native American—such as those by Edward S. Curtis—and the world of Indians today.

 

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Genie: The Figge's New Robot
August 21, 2015 | 7:32am


 

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Figge Executive Director Elected to AAMD
June 30, 2015 | 7:33am

The Association of Art Museum Directors, representing 244 art museum directors in the U.S., Canada, and Mexico, aids its members in establishing and maintaining the highest professional standards for themselves and the museums they represent. It serves as a forum for the exchange of information and the exploration of ideas, and as a voice with which museum directors may express their joint perspectives and those of their institutions.

 

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Free Admission
June 19, 2015 | 7:35am

Building a Masterpiece, Celebrating 90 Years. The Figge Art Museum will celebrate the 10th anniversary of its opening and the 90th anniversary of the opening of its predecessor, the Davenport Municipal Art Gallery, on August 6, 2015. Anniversary events begin on Saturday, June 20 with the kickoff of free museum admission for all visitors. Thanks to the generous support of the Riverboat Development Authority everyone will have access to the museum free of charge until September 20, 2015.

 

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American Moderns on Pape: Masterworks from the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art
June 17, 2015 | 7:37am

During the period in which these works were created the United States and New York City in particular became the world center of innovation in the visual arts. Many artists in the exhibition emigrated from Europe, while others were Americans who made frequent trips to travel and study in Paris and other European capitals, absorbing the influences of Pablo Picasso, Henri Matisse and other modernists.

 

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i ♥ Figge Opening Saturday
June 1, 2015 | 7:39am

In conjunction with the Figge turning 10 this summer the museum is reflecting on the past 10 years through this interactive exhibition. On display will be artwork created and submitted by area children ages K-12 and families that communicates what the Figge means to them.

 

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Beaux Arts Fair this Weekend
May 6, 2015 | 7:41am

Over 100 artists from Iowa, Illinois, Wisconsin, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, South Dakota, California and Arizona will take over the plaza and surrounding streets with a variety of handmade creations. From paintings, clay, wood and glass to jewelry, photography, fiber and sculptures, a wide variety of one-of-a-kind items will be available for purchase.

 

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i ♥ Figge Exhibition Call for Entries
April 27, 2015 | 7:42am

Students in kindergarten through grade 12 are invited to create an artwork that displays their love of the Figge and what the museum means to them. The winning works will be featured in the i ♥ Figge exhibition on view June 6-Septmeber 13, 2015. Submissions not selected to be hung in the exhibition will still be shown digitally in a slide show accompanying the exhibition.

 

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Figge to Launch Mobile Audio Tour
April 6, 2015 | 7:43am

“The tour allows us to build a relationship between objects in our collection and visitors,” said Raelene Pullen, director of development. “We’ve worked to create a breadth of objects from different collections, so there’s something for everyone to call into.”

 

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University of Iowa Art Faculty Biennial Exhibition
March 30, 2015 | 7:44am

As a direct reflection of the range of medium taught in the Studio Arts program, the pieces and installations on display will include works of paint, sculpture, inter-media, mixed-media, metal arts, photography, 3-dementional design and graphic design. This year, works by the fellows of the Grant Wood Colony will also be included.

 

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Danish Modern: Design for Living
March 23, 2015 | 7:45am

As evidenced by stylish set designs of the popular AMC series Mad Men, Danish furniture design played a major role in American interior décor during the 1950s and ’60s, where it was perfectly at home in the glass and steel skyscrapers of Manhattan and the ubiquitous pastel painted, single-level ranch homes of suburbia.

 

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Mardi Gras Rajun Cajun Fest
February 11, 2015 | 6:51am

Chefs from 10 Quad-City area restaurants will set up in the lobby of the museum from 5:30-8 p.m. where they will cook Cajun-inspired dishes for guests to sample. Participating chefs from the Figge, Machine Shed, Crow Valley Country Club, Sippi's, Johnny's Italian Steakhouse, Paddle Wheel, Thunder Bay, Gramma's Kitchen, The J Bar and Zek'es Island Cafe will show off their culinary skills and entice guests with their delicious creations.

 

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Yuriko Yamaguchi: Interconnected in Art, Nature, Science and Technology
January 21, 2015 | 6:53am

A native of Japan and longtime resident of Washington D.C., Yamaguchi creates organic, web-like sculptures from nets of wire and resin forms cast from dried curls of potatoes, onion ends, leaves and seed pods found in nature. She scours the neighboring woods and local grocery stores in search of these aesthetically pleasing forms that she dries and cuts up until they bear only a passing resemblance to their former selves. She then creates a silicon rubber mold from the material she collects and mixes liquid resin with color dye, which she then pours into the mold.

 

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Richard Ross: Girls in Justice and Juvenile in Justice
January 14, 2015 | 6:54am

Each year in the United States there are nearly 150,000 minors as young as 10 years old booked into confinement facilities for reasons ranging from truancy to violent crime. Many have histories of abuse, abandonment and addiction. Over the past eight years, Ross has traveled to juvenile detention facilities across the country, photographing young prisoners and recording their stories. The result is large-scale photographs which focus on the young people Ross has encountered, accompanied by their own personal stories.

 

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Figge Acquires Portrait of Maquoketa for Permanent Collection
December 14, 2014 | 6:56am

Local artist Rose Frantzen’s nationally celebrated Portrait of Maquoketa, a multi-panel artwork, has been acquired by the Figge Art Museum and will officially be part of the permanent collection beginning in early 2015.

 

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