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Mississippi River Views from the Muscatine Art Center Collection
January 25, 2016 | 6:23am

Opening Saturday in the third floor gallery, the Mississippi River Views exhibition includes a collection of 60 paintings, drawings, maps and other river-related works from the collection of the Muscatine Art Center, whose Musser Mansion is undergoing mechanical upgrades.

 

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Figge Art Museum Free Family Day
January 6, 2016 | 6:25am

Kick off the New Year with free admission all day and a variety of free planned activities from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Make chalk drawings, create-your-own multi-media collage and frame, have a photo taken with props, visit with the Native American Coalition of the Quad Cities at 10:30 a.m. and view objects from the Big Picture Outreach Collection.

 

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Holiday Kick-Off Family Free Day
November 18, 2015 | 6:27am

Celebrate the start of the holiday season with an assortment of holiday-themed crafts in the lobby as well as complimentary cookies and cocoa. Stroll through the galleries to experience the current exhibitions on view, or stop in the museum store to do some holiday shopping.

 

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Wit and Whimsy: The Photographs by Kenneth Josephson
October 14, 2015 | 7:30am

The exhibition, sponsored by the Hunt and Diane Harris Family Foundation, will include 42 Josephson photographs from the Figge’s permanent collection, the Stephen Daiter Gallery in Chicago, Illinois and one from Terry Etherton Gallery in Tucson, Arizona.

 

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Wendy Red Star: Peelatchiwaaxpaash/Medicine Crow (Raven) and the 1880 Crow Peach Delegation
October 14, 2015 | 7:28am

Red Star creates multimedia works that explore Native American identity and the distance between romantic images of the Native American—such as those by Edward S. Curtis—and the world of Indians today.

 

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Genie: The Figge's New Robot
August 21, 2015 | 7:32am


 

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Figge Executive Director Elected to AAMD
June 30, 2015 | 7:33am

The Association of Art Museum Directors, representing 244 art museum directors in the U.S., Canada, and Mexico, aids its members in establishing and maintaining the highest professional standards for themselves and the museums they represent. It serves as a forum for the exchange of information and the exploration of ideas, and as a voice with which museum directors may express their joint perspectives and those of their institutions.

 

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Free Admission
June 19, 2015 | 7:35am

Building a Masterpiece, Celebrating 90 Years. The Figge Art Museum will celebrate the 10th anniversary of its opening and the 90th anniversary of the opening of its predecessor, the Davenport Municipal Art Gallery, on August 6, 2015. Anniversary events begin on Saturday, June 20 with the kickoff of free museum admission for all visitors. Thanks to the generous support of the Riverboat Development Authority everyone will have access to the museum free of charge until September 20, 2015.

 

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American Moderns on Pape: Masterworks from the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art
June 17, 2015 | 7:37am

During the period in which these works were created the United States and New York City in particular became the world center of innovation in the visual arts. Many artists in the exhibition emigrated from Europe, while others were Americans who made frequent trips to travel and study in Paris and other European capitals, absorbing the influences of Pablo Picasso, Henri Matisse and other modernists.

 

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i ♥ Figge Opening Saturday
June 1, 2015 | 7:39am

In conjunction with the Figge turning 10 this summer the museum is reflecting on the past 10 years through this interactive exhibition. On display will be artwork created and submitted by area children ages K-12 and families that communicates what the Figge means to them.

 

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Beaux Arts Fair this Weekend
May 6, 2015 | 7:41am

Over 100 artists from Iowa, Illinois, Wisconsin, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, South Dakota, California and Arizona will take over the plaza and surrounding streets with a variety of handmade creations. From paintings, clay, wood and glass to jewelry, photography, fiber and sculptures, a wide variety of one-of-a-kind items will be available for purchase.

 

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i ♥ Figge Exhibition Call for Entries
April 27, 2015 | 7:42am

Students in kindergarten through grade 12 are invited to create an artwork that displays their love of the Figge and what the museum means to them. The winning works will be featured in the i ♥ Figge exhibition on view June 6-Septmeber 13, 2015. Submissions not selected to be hung in the exhibition will still be shown digitally in a slide show accompanying the exhibition.

 

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Figge to Launch Mobile Audio Tour
April 6, 2015 | 7:43am

“The tour allows us to build a relationship between objects in our collection and visitors,” said Raelene Pullen, director of development. “We’ve worked to create a breadth of objects from different collections, so there’s something for everyone to call into.”

 

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University of Iowa Art Faculty Biennial Exhibition
March 30, 2015 | 7:44am

As a direct reflection of the range of medium taught in the Studio Arts program, the pieces and installations on display will include works of paint, sculpture, inter-media, mixed-media, metal arts, photography, 3-dementional design and graphic design. This year, works by the fellows of the Grant Wood Colony will also be included.

 

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Danish Modern: Design for Living
March 23, 2015 | 7:45am

As evidenced by stylish set designs of the popular AMC series Mad Men, Danish furniture design played a major role in American interior décor during the 1950s and ’60s, where it was perfectly at home in the glass and steel skyscrapers of Manhattan and the ubiquitous pastel painted, single-level ranch homes of suburbia.

 

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FIGGE ART MUSEUM

225 West Second Street
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Tuesday - Wednesday | 10am - 5pm

Thursday | 10am - 9pm

Friday - Saturday | 10am - 5pm

Sunday | 12pm - 5pm

 

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Tuesday - Friday 11am - 2pm

Saturday - Sunday Closed

Thursday Happy Hour: 4-9 pm

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