Mission Statement

Bringing art and people together. We enrich our community with the experience of art through education, collections, exhibitions and preservation.

The Museum

The Figge Art Museum is the premier art exhibition and education facility between Chicago and Des Moines. Its landmark glass building on the banks of the Mississippi, designed by British architect David Chipperfield, is home to one of the Midwest’s finest art collections, and presents world-class traveling exhibitions. Its studios, auditorium and spacious lobby are alive with art classes, lectures and special events that attract visitors of all ages.

The Figge was formed as the Davenport Municipal Art Gallery in 1925, with the passage of a law allowing the city to accept of a gift of 330 artworks from a former mayor, Charles A. Ficke, and open a museum. It was renamed the Davenport Museum of Art in 1987. It continued to be a city-run museum until the opening of its new building in 2005, which was named in honor of a major gift from the V.O. and Elizabeth Kahl Figge Foundation. At that time, the city transferred responsibility for management, care and exhibition of its collection to the Figge Art Museum, a nonprofit organization. Mr. Ficke’s original collection of European, American and Spanish Viceregal art has grown through the efforts of generations of philanthropists and civic leaders and now includes the Grant Wood Archive and works by other American Regionalist artists, an extensive collection of Haitian art, and contemporary works. The Figge is accredited by the American Alliance of Museums.

Board of Directors

Executive Committee

Don Doucette Ph.D, President

Ken Koupal, Immediate Past President

Aleeza Singh, Vice President

Samuel Skorepa, Secretary

Lee Gaston, Treasurer

Carolyn Martin, MD At Large

Tom Terronez, At Large

Carmen Darland, At Large

Board Members

John Anderson

Julianne Brown, Ph.D

Jonathan Burnett 

Kyle Carter

Nancy Danico

Dr. Joseph D’Souza, DDS

Denise Garrett

Mo Hyder

Mary Lou Kotecki, Ph.D

Marion Meginnis

Wynne Schafer

Tracy Schwind

Annika Tunberg

Dana Wilkinson

Fun Facts. fpo


The Figge Art Museum is 115,000 square feet with four levels.

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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