Families are invited to the Figge Art Museum for a free day of fun for Family Day on Saturday, August 4. Admission is free all day thanks to the support of the John Deere Classic and Bechtel Trusts.
Attendees will have the chance to enjoy special activities throughout the museum from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. including portrait making, constructing your own artwork inspired by Alois Kroenschlaeger’s exhibition, creating clay faces and scrap sculptures, storytelling with Davenport Public Library, family free play, “Wild” projects and more!
Enjoy snacks and fun all day long. Learn a little more in-depth information from trained docents who will be available to answer questions in the galleries.
In addition, the Students Rebuild: Facing Difference exhibition, done in collaboration with students from Davenport Community School’s Creative Arts Academy, will be unveiled. Students Rebuild is a collaborative K-12 program that inspires young people worldwide to learn and take collective action on critical global issues. This exhibition challenged young people to explore topics such as race, gender and culture without bias, assumptions or fear through the creation of student self-portraits from across the globe and right here in the Quad Cities. The exhibition will be on view until September 17, 2018.
Families are invited to stick around for a powerful conversation on facing difference, overcoming hate and practicing reconciliation titled: “Facing Difference: A Live Conversation with Arno Michaelis with special guests Davenport Central High School Students of Girls learn International.” This event marks the culmination of the Students Rebuild Facing Difference Challenge.
Family Day is sponsored by the Quad-City Times and WQPT-TV.