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The Day of the Dead: Celebrating Community, Family and the Immortal Spirit
September 24, 2013 | 6:15am

The Day of the Dead: Celebrating Community, Family and the Immortal Spirit is a new exhibition that will be opening at the Figge Art Museum on Thursday. The installation celebrates the traditions of the November holiday in which the living remember their departed loved ones.

 

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A New Deal for Illinois: The Federal Art Project Collection of Western Illinois University
September 11, 2013 | 6:16am

This Saturday a brand-new exhibition will open at the Figge Art Museum. A New Deal for Illinois: The Federal Art Project Collection of Western Illinois University will be on view in the fourth floor gallery through January 5, 2014.

 

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Tour of Historical Buddha Relics Makes First Visit to Davenport
September 6, 2013 | 6:17am

A world-wide free public exhibit of ancient and sacred relics of the historical Buddha Shakyamuni and other great Buddhist masters from India Tibet, Korea & China will be on display at the Figge Art Museum in Davenport on: Friday, September 6th (Opening Ceremony at 6 pm to 8 pm); Saturday, September 7th (10 am to 7 pm); Sunday, September 8th, (10 am to 5 pm) at the Figge Art Museum 225 West Second Street Davenport, Iowa 52801. This is a Free Event.

 

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Andy Warhol's Nephew to Speak at the Figge
July 29, 2013 | 6:19am

The Figge Art Museum will be welcoming Donald Warhola, Andy Warhol’s nephew, this Thursday evening at 7 p.m. for a free public lecture and Friday afternoon for a 1 p.m. gallery talk of the American Pop! exhibition currently on display in the 3rd floor gallery.

 

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Figge to Host Papergirl Quad Cities Exhibition
July 24, 2013 | 6:35am

The Figge Art Museum will be hosting the one-day exhibition Papergirl Quad Cities, which will run from 10:00 am to 9:00 pm on Thursday, July 19th in the Figge’s Lobby. Papergirl Quad Cities will showcase works that will be distributed as part of the Papergirl Quad Cities project. Papergirl collects all kinds of artwork from anywhere to be bundled up and distributed for free by bicycle.

 

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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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