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Getting Figge With It Challenge
Davenport, Iowa (April 20, 2020) – Bored at home? Need something to keep you occupied during quarantine? The “Getting Figge With It” challenge might be just the distraction you need.
The Figge Art Museum is inviting community members of all ages to participate in the museum’s “Getting Figge With It” challenge. Participants are asked to re-create artworks from the museum’s permanent collection using everyday items, people, or pets in their home.
To participate, select a favorite work from the permanent collection list of works and then re-create it at home using ordinary objects. Find inspiration from the museum’s collection online at the following link: http://ow.ly/M6ju50ze0ta.
“Art lover or not, this challenge is something anyone can do and it’s a way for people to continue connecting with the art during the museum’s temporary closure,” says Figge Membership and Database Manager Tessa Pozzi.
Email your re-creation and your inspiration, along with your name, email address, and home address to firstname.lastname@example.org by April 24, 2020.
Once the re-creations are published on the Figge Art Museum Facebook page, the re-creation with the most "likes" by May 1, 2020 will win a prize. Please limit entries to two re-creations per participant.
For more ways to get engaged with the Figge, please visit www.figgeartmuseum.org to check out the virtual museum offerings, including art and tours, kids and family activities, ways to learn and relax, and Museum Store items. Be sure to follow the museum on social media for continued updates.
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 hosts world-class traveling exhibitions, art classes, lectures, and special events that attract visitors of all ages. The museum is temporarily closed due to COVID-19. Normal hours are from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday and Sunday from noon to 5 p.m. On Thursdays, the museum is open until 9 p.m. Admission to the museum and tour is $10 for adults, $6 for seniors and students with ID and $4 children ages 4-12. Admission is free to Figge members and institutional members and always free to all on Thursday evenings from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. The Figge Café is currently closed but is typically open from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Tuesday-Friday.