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Explore the Figge Art Museum for FREE in July
June 27, 2024

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 Explore the Figge Art Museum for FREE in July

Davenport, Iowa (June 27, 2024) – This summer, escape the heat and immerse yourself in the world of art with FREE admission to the Figge Art Museum during the entire month of July.

Generously sponsored by Cal and Jill Werner, visitors will have complimentary access to all of the exhibitions on view, including Walter Wick: Hidden Wonders!, Illuminated Manuscripts from the Figge Collection, Reckonings and Reconstructions: Southern Photography from the Do Good Fund as well as the Figge’s permanent collection galleries.

“Art is a universal language that connects us all. We are committed to ensuring that art is accessible to everyone in our community, regardless of their background or means,” said Figge Interim Executive Director Melissa Mohr. “Thanks to the generosity of Cal and Jill Werner, we’re able to offer free admission to the Figge this July, welcoming visitors from all corners of our community.”

In addition to free admission, the museum will offer a one-hour session of learning, exploring, and creating for all ages during the “Big Picture in the House” sessions. These sessions are taught by Figge Outreach educators and offered every Wednesday in July from 10-11 a.m. and 2-3 p.m. in the Figge’s Quad City Bank & Trust Grand Lobby. Registration is encouraged at www.figgeartmuseum.org.

Find the free art cart in selected galleries on Tuesdays and Fridays where a trained docent will have books, objects, gallery games and information for exploring art topics in new ways. Experience a free artist talk for families with Walter Wick on July 18 and a free tour of Hidden Wonders on July 25, both part of the Figge’s Thursday night programming. A detailed schedule of all the Thursday night programs can be found on the Figge website.  

Free admission runs from July 2-July 31, 2024. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to experience the arts without any cost. For a full list of classes, programs and events, visit: www.figgeartmuseum.org.

About the Figge Art Museum:
The Figge Art Museum is dedicated to bringing art and people together. Located on the Mississippi River in downtown Davenport at 225 West Second Street, the Figge is the premier art exhibition and education facility between Chicago and Des Moines. Its landmark glass building, designed by British architect David Chipperfield, is home to one of the Midwest’s finest art collections and presents world-class exhibitions, art classes, lectures, and special events that attract visitors of all ages. Museum hours are 10 a.m.­­-5 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday; 10 a.m.-8 p.m. on Thursdays; and 12-5 p.m. on Sundays. Reservations are not required, but can be made at www.figgeartmuseum.org or by calling 563-345-6632. Admission to the museum is $14 for adults, $10 for seniors and students with ID and $8 children ages 4-12. Admission is free to Figge members and institutional members and to all on Thursday evenings. You can become a member for as little as $50 by visiting the Figge website. To contact the museum, please call 563.326.7804, or visit www.figgeartmuseum.org

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LOCATION
FIGGE ART MUSEUM

225 West Second Street
Davenport, Iowa

 

PHONE

Museum | 563.326.7804

Cafe | 563.345.6647

 

MUSEUM HOURS

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

 

CAFE HOURS

Monday - Sunday Closed

*The Figge Cafe is closed until further notice

*See calendar for holiday exceptions