Art Lovers Book Club

LOCATION: Figge Art Museum


Expand your understanding and appreciation of art by joining other art lovers in the Figge Board Room for a lively discussions about artists. This group meets the first Wednesday of the month at 12:30 p.m. in the Board Room. Each program includes a short introduction and group discussion facilitated by Figge docents. Join the fun! 

Because this program meets around the lunch hour, feel free to bring a brown bag lunch. 

This program is free, and no registration is required, but participants must be Figge members. Learn more about Figge membership at here. For more information about the Art Lovers Book Club, contact the education department at 563.345.6630 or

All members are welcome! Upcoming sessions are as follows:

  • Wednesday, February 7: Turner by Franny Moyle, led by Mary Lou Kotecki
  • Wednesday, May 1: The Whitney Women and the Museum They Made by Flora Miller Biddle, led by Claudia Scharf
  • Wednesday, June 5: I, Juan De Pareja by Elizabeth Da Trevino, led by Hedy Hustedde
  • Wednesday, July 3: What the Ermine Saw by Eden Collinsworth, led by Bill Gallin
  • Wednesday, August 7:  "The Unknown Masterpiece" by Honore de Balzac, "His Blue Period" by Valerie Martin, "Fialta" by Rebecca Lee, "The Color Master" by Aimee Bender, "I Am Red" (From My Name Is Red) by Orhan Pamuk from Stories of Art and Artists edited by Diana Secker Tesdell, led by Linda Wilkinson
  • Wednesday, September 4: All the Beauty in the World by Patrick Bringley, led by Carol Ehlers
  • Wednesday, October 2: ArtCurious by Jennifer Desal
  • Wednesday, November 6: Haussmann, or The Distinction by Paul LaFarge, led by Ellen Shapley         




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Davenport, Iowa



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Monday | Closed

Tuesday - Wednesday | 10am - 5pm

Thursday | 10am - 8pm

Friday - Saturday | 10am - 5pm

Sunday | 12pm - 5pm

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Monday - Sunday Closed

*The Figge Cafe is closed until further notice

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