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Take ‘Remote Control’ Over Figge Museum’s Latest Exhibit

July 6th, 2020

Remote learning and working remotely have become a way of life for many over the past several months. To continue this trend, the Figge is creating a new interactive exhibition that encourages participation by people of all ages to engage by simply sending an email from a phone, tablet or computer. All participation is electronic whether you are in the museum or at home.  Remote Control will open in the Figge’s second-floor Mary Waterman Gildehaus Community Gallery beginning Friday, July 10. This exhibition allows for remote play through a variety of activities and games, but participation from... Read More

Quad-Cities Leaders React to LGBTQ Issues During Pride Month

June 19th, 2020

At a time of unprecedented economic, racial, social and health upheaval, some Quad-Cities LGBTQ leaders are taking comfort in the recent U.S. Supreme Court decision on workplace civil rights. But during Pride Month, they say much still needs to be done. “It’s the most important LGBTQ decision to date,” Michelle Royal of Moline, a transgender activist and vice president of QC Pride, said this week of the June 15 high-court ruling that the Civil Rights Act of 1964 protects employees against discrimination because of their sexual orientation or gender identity. “It’s better than marriage... Read More

Figge Art Museum goes Virtual

May 23rd, 2020

While the Figge Art Museum is currently closed, their mission to bring art and people together has not ceased! While they miss seeing everyone at the museum, they aspire to connect and interact, practicing social distancing, through the Figge’s online channels. Check their website and follow them on social media to stay engaged with the Figge. Explore the NEW virtual offerings found here.   For more fun things to do in the Quad Cities this week, check out the latest issue of FUN10QC.  Read More

10 Fun Things To Do Week of May 17th: Art Contests, Couch Cabaret, Music and MORE!

May 17th, 2020

QuadCities.com proudly presents FUN10, a list of the top 10 things to do in the Quad Cities this week, and every week! Every Sunday, we’ll drop a new FUN10, to give you a head start on your week and a heads up on what’s going on over the coming seven days. Check out FUN10 every Sunday for the details on ten awesome events happening around town. It’s a cool read, and a great way to get started planning your entertainment for the week. As the current health situation in our country continues to force the cancellation of so many regularly scheduled events in the Quad Cities, we are once again... Read More

Michelle Hargrave New Director At Figge Art Museum

October 5th, 2019

After an extensive nationwide search, The Figge Art Museum is pleased to announce that Michelle Hargrave will become Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer of the museum effective December 9, 2019. A museum professional with two decades of experience, Hargrave currently serves as the Deputy Director of the New Britain Museum of American Art in New Britain, CT. “Her extensive background growing cultural institutions will serve her well as she continues the growth and success of the Figge,” said Ken Koupal, President of the Figge Board of Trustees.  “Her experience and leadership... Read More

Celebrate Mother’s Day at the Beaux Arts Fair!

April 26th, 2019

Continue your Mother’s Day tradition this year with the largest Beaux Arts Fair! The Beaux Arts Spring Show will inspire all on Saturday May 11 from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. and Sunday May 12 from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. at the Figge Art Museum (225 W 2nd Street Davenport) on Bechtel Plaza and 2nd Street between Harrison and Brady. The Bechtel Plaza will be filled to the brim with premier art, including hand-woven textiles, paintings, jewelry, pottery, woodworking, sculptures, stained glass and much more! Food vendors will also be available on 2nd Street. Musical entertainment and booth with children’s... Read More

TEDxDavenport Unlike Anything You’ve Experienced

March 10th, 2019

TEDxDavenport will be held at the Figge Art Museum (225 W 2nd Street Davenport) in the John Deere Auditorium on Wednesday Mar 27. The event will kick off at 12 p.m. sharp and run through 5 p.m. with a networking intermission and a local craft brewery social hour following the conference. The independently organized event, licensed by TED, will feature local voices and TED Talks videos under the theme of SOLVE FOR X. TEDxDavenport is unlike any conference or networking event you’ve attended. You’ll engage with other open-minded idea-seekers in a half-day exploration of powerful ideas and unique... Read More

Looking For Cool Stuff To Do With The Kids Over Spring Break?

March 6th, 2019

The Rock Island/Milan School Break may be one week shorter than usual, but there are still plenty of things for kids, families and adults to do at Rock Island Libraries. Checking out a culture pass to the Putnam Museum, Figge Art Museum, German-American Heritage Center or the Quad City Botanical Center is one option for a no-cost family getaway. The library also checks out family games and learning puzzles at its Downtown Library, 401 19th Street, and a collection of video game titles at all locations. Library visitors will also find a wide range of books, music, and movies, in both physical and... Read More

Laissez les Bons Temps Rouler!

February 27th, 2019

Are you ready to kick off Mardi Gras week? The taste of New Orleans comes to the Quad Cities! The 7th Annual Cajun Cook-Off takes place this Tuesday Mar 5 from 5 – 8 p.m. at Rhythm City Casino (7077 Elmore Avenue Davenport). All proceeds benefit the Figge Art Museum. Local chefs will be stationed around the Event Center at the Rhythm City Casino where they will cook Cajun-inspired dishes for guests to sample and vote for their favorite. Participating restaurants include: Figge Cafe Rhythm City Casino Davenport Country Club Zeke’s Island Cafe Crow Valley Golf Club Grounds Department The... Read More

Figge Art Museum Renames Grand Lobby After Donation

October 16th, 2018

Figge Art Museum’s Grand Lobby has been renamed the Quad City Bank & Trust Grand Lobby thanks to a generous gift from Quad City Bank & Trust.   “To have a Quad City Bank & Trust Grand Lobby is very special,” says Figge Executive Director Tim Schiffer. “They understand the importance of this museum in our community and are giving back to help us continue to bring art and people together – it’s very exciting.”   As the museum continues to grow, the Grand Lobby has become a gathering place not only for museum events, but also for local organizations and residents who rent... Read More

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