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UIMA African exhibition opens at the Figge
March 8, 2011 | 6:00am

As part of the UIMA’s partnership with the Figge Art Museum, a gallery of African art opened in the Davenport museum in early December. Curated by Christopher Roy, UI professor of Art History and Elizabeth M. Stanley Faculty Fellow of African Art, Selections from the Stanley Collection features over 30 African objects, and is an ongoing exhibition intended to represent the artistic diversity found throughout the continent.

 

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Crossing the Mississippi: The Quad Cities, the Railroad and Art
February 13, 2011 | 6:01am

The arrival of the railroad in the mid-nineteenth century sparked a period of tremendous economic growth that transformed the social and physical landscape of the Quad Cities. Plans for a railroad connecting the Mississippi River to the Atlantic developed as early as 1828 but came to fruition...

 

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A Trip to Spain
February 3, 2011 | 6:02am

This past October, one of the Figge Art Museum’s most treasured Mexican Colonial paintings, Baltasar de Echave Rioja’s La Adoración de los Magos, 1659, Gift of C. A. Ficke, 1925.84, traveled to Madrid, Spain for the exhibition Painting of the Kingdoms – Shared Identities.

 

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Railroad Photography Rolls into the Figge
January 29, 2011 | 6:04am

Tracks: The Railroad in Photographs from the George Eastman House Collection makes its way to the Figge Art Museum, Davenport, on January 15th, 2011. Organized by the George Eastman House, Tracks covers 160 years of railroad history in photography. Both the railway and photography developed concurrently at the beginning of the 19th century and shared similar impressions on people’s view of previously unseen landscapes. These inventions permitted, for the first time, a person’s ability to be transported, both visually and physically, to worlds they had only previously imagined. Both forever changed the way the world was perceived.

 

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Figge & University of Iowa Celebrate New Exhibitions
January 29, 2011 | 6:03am

This Sunday January 30th, the Figge Art Museum and the University of Iowa will be hosting a public reception celebrating three new exhibitions at the museum – Tracks: The Railroad in Photographs from the George Eastman House Collection; Crossing the Mississippi: The Quad Cities, the Railroad and Art; and Those Who Can: The University of Iowa School of Art & Art History Studio Faculty Exhibition.

 

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Executive Director Accepts Position with UIMA
August 11, 2010 | 7:06am

The Figge Art Museum would like to announce that its executive director since 2007, Sean O’Harrow Ph.D., will become the next director of the University of Iowa Museum of Art. Dr O’Harrow will take up his duties in November.

 

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Making Artistic Dreams Come to Life
August 10, 2010 | 7:07am

Lillian L. Brand of Davenport never married and never had children. But a scholarship program she started -- named for a nephew who died young -- has helped 44 teen art students pursue their dreams.

 

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Federal Agency Sees the Big Picture
July 16, 2010 | 7:08am

Figge outreach program is awarded grant from the NEA

The Figge Art Museum received announcement this week that its arts education initiative, The Big Picture, has been awarded a $10,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Arts. “Receiving NEA support is a huge victory for the Figge, as well as for the Quad Cities Area. This grant confirms that the Figge’s arts-integration initiatives can compete at the national level and it shows that Washington recognizes the Quad Cities as a community that values keeping art in its schools.” – Melissa Hueting, outreach coordinator

 

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Figge Receives Riverboat Development Authority Grant
June 1, 2010 | 7:09am

On Thursday, May 20th the Figge was awarded a $25,000 grant from the Riverboat Development Authority (RDA). The grant will help fund the upcoming exhibition, Dancing Towards Death (September 18, 2010 – February 02, 2011). The RDA was a leading contributor to the Figge Art Museum capital campaign and has sponsored a number of exhibitions, including Paper Trail: A Decade of Acquisition from the Walker Art Center and John Bloom: Visions of Iowa.

 

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Figge Art Museum to Participate in Blue Star Museums
May 24, 2010 | 7:10am

The Figge Art Museum is one of more than 600 museums to offer free admission
to military personnel and their families this summer

Davenport, Iowa -—Today The Figge Art Museum announced the launch of Blue Star Museums, a partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families, and more than 600 museums across America to offer free admission to all active duty military personnel and their families from Memorial Day through Labor Day 2010. Families can visit the Figge Art Museum at www.figgeartmuseum.org for museum hours. The complete list of participating Blue Star Museums is available at www.arts.gov.

 

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Figge Art Museum Unveils Deere Art Collection
April 19, 2010 | 7:14am

The Figge Art Museum will open Global Currents: The John Deere Art Collection on Saturday April 24, 2010. The exhibition is the first opportunity for the general public to see works from Deere & Company’s corporate art collection.

 

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Book Reviews: Arthur Geisert's Country Road ABC
April 19, 2010 | 7:12am

“Like Elisha Cooper’s Farm (2010), Geisert’s latest picture book gives a refreshingly realistic view of contemporary rural life, from plowing fields and caring for livestock to chatting at the local diner. Each spread uses a letter to introduce a farm-related phrase, and the vocabulary, from ammonia fertilizer to the z-braces used to stabilize barns, is aimed at an audience older than the typical ABC crowd, although each phrase is explained briefly in an appended section.

 

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Figge Receives Highest National Recognition
March 30, 2010 | 7:15am

Davenport, IA (3/29/10) – The Figge Art Museum has achieved re-accreditation from the American Association of Museums (AAM), the highest national recognition for a museum. Accreditation signifies excellence to the museum community, to governments, funders, outside agencies, and to the museum-going public.

 

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Obligation to Haiti
February 8, 2010 | 6:16am

​In 1967, under the leadership of Board member Dr Walter Neiswanger, the museum started the first museum collection of Haitian art in the US. The offering has since grown to over 200 carefully selected works, with many of the most significant artists represented, such as Hector Hyppolite, the Obin family, Rigaud Benoit, and Wilson Bigaud, just to name a few.

 

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Global Currents: The John Deere Art Collection
January 21, 2010 | 6:17am

The Figge Art Museum in downtown Davenport will soon feature the John Deere Collection that will include exhibits of artworks loaned from Deere & Company’s corporate art collection. These artworks will be on view for the general public for the first time.

 

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