Remote Control

July 10, 2020 - August 30, 2020
Icon Ticket Overlay Buy Tickets


Remote learning and working remotely have become a way of life for many over the past several months. To continue this trend, the Figge has a new interactive exhibition that encourages participation by people of all ages to engage by simply sending an email.

This exhibition allows for remote play through a variety of activities and games, but participation from the public is needed in order for this exhibition to work. All are invited to play, discover, add to the conversation and stitch a story into the fabric of the community.

Ways to play are divided into five games in the exhibition space: WordUp, FAMlibs, FAMily Photo Album, MASHup and Community Painting. Each area includes instructions on how to participate. As participants send in their responses to any and all of the games, a Figge staff member will update the exhibition daily, resulting in a community collaboration. The public will have remote control of the gallery space.

Download a PDF on how to participate

GAMES:WordupWordUp - respond to the prompt using just one word that will be hand-written by a staff member and posted anonymously in a wall collage. The prompts will change every two weeks.

FamlibsFAMlibs – new and nonsensical stories will be created with eight words of your choice in this order: thing, action, thing, describe, describe, action, action, thing. Just click on the Google form.

FamilyphotoalbumFAMily Photo Album - share images in response to one-word prompts that will be added to a digital album, printed and placed on the wall in the exhibition space. The photo you choose should reflect your response to the prompt.

Mash upMASHup - submit a drawing based on the changing themes. Draw your dream home, favorite animal, tree or self-portrait on an 8 ½ x 11 piece of paper and email it as a scan or photo. The drawings will be cut up and put together with other people’s drawings to make new creations.

CommunityptingCommunity Painting - this is painting done by instructions. Follow the directions online to submit directives for the Figge staff to paint. It will be an ongoing collaboration and prompts will change every two weeks. Click on the Google form to make your choices! 

To participate, email your response to any of the interactions to: In the subject line, use the tagline for your interaction (i.e. PHOTO, WORD, MASHUP). Please send one email for each response. NOTE: Make sure your response matches the current theme as themes will change every two weeks.

Participants will receive an email response and are encouraged to stop in the museum or check online to see your reaction.

Remote Control will be on view through August 30, 2020.

Past Exhibitions

Orientation Gallery
Img 5005 1
Img 4901 2

225 West Second Street
Davenport, Iowa



Museum | 563.326.7804

Cafe | 563.345.6647



Monday | Closed

Tuesday - Wednesday | 10am - 5pm

Thursday | 10am - 8pm

Friday - Saturday | 10am - 5pm

Sunday | 12pm - 5pm

*Closing procedures will begin 15 minutes before closing time



Monday - Sunday Closed

*The Figge Cafe is closed until further notice

*See calendar for holiday exceptions