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Beaux Arts Fair Hits Davenport’s Figge September 10-11

September 10th, 2022
Beaux Arts Fair Hits Davenport’s Figge September 10-11

There will be much fun on Figge Plaza for the fall Beaux Arts Fair September 10 and 11! Enjoy a variety of art vendors as well as free Spin Art on the Bechtel Plaza each day from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Museum admission will be FREE to all on both Saturday and Sunday. Beaux Arts Fair Saturday, September 10: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, September 11: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. For more information, please visit: www.beauxartsfair.com.  Read More

Quad Cities Museum Week Kicks Off Today

June 5th, 2022
Quad Cities Museum Week Kicks Off Today

Celebrate the 7th year of this annual June event in the Quad Cities. Museum Week was created to celebrate our region’s museums, their amazing collections, stories, history, and their importance to the QC. The Quad Cities is home to more than 10 museums and each one offers something completely different to appeal to a variety of audiences and ages. During Quad Cities Museum Week, local museums offer discounts, special events/exhibits, or tours, making it the perfect time for families and friends to get out and explore.  Each museum experience is different and unique. Come on out and explore! ... Read More

‘America’s Lost Landscape’ Documentary Screening Today At Davenport’s Figge Museum

June 4th, 2022
'America's Lost Landscape' Documentary Screening Today At Davenport's Figge Museum

Film Director David O’Shields will appear with his award-winning documentary “America’s Lost Landscape: The Tallgrass Prairie” for a special Truth First Film Alliance presentation at the Figge Art Museum, 225 W 2nd St, Davenport, Iowa, on Saturday, June 4 at 2:00 p.m. O’Shields will take part in a Talkback session following the 60-minute film. The special National Prairie Day event is FREE to the public and sponsored by Living Lands and Waters, Produce Iowa, and the Northwest Illinois Film Office. Visit TruthFirstFilmAlliance.org for more info.  Read More

America’s Lost Landscape: The Tallgrass Prairie Screens June 4

May 29th, 2022
America’s Lost Landscape: The Tallgrass Prairie Screens June 4

Film Director David O’Shields will appear with his award-winning documentary “America’s Lost Landscape: The Tallgrass Prairie” for a special Truth First Film Alliance presentation at the Figge Art Museum, 225 W 2nd St, Davenport, Iowa, on Saturday, June 4 at 2:00 p.m. O’Shields will take part in a Talkback session following the 60-minute film. The special National Prairie Day event is FREE to the public and sponsored by Living Lands and Waters, Produce Iowa, and the Northwest Illinois Film Office. Visit TruthFirstFilmAlliance.org for more info.  Read More

Free Family Day at the Figge February 26

February 24th, 2022
Free Family Day at the Figge February 26

Enjoy FREE admission all day, explore the galleries, and enjoy live art making in the studios with art projects inspired by artist Doris Lee whose exhibition Simple Pleasures: The Art of Doris Lee is currently on view. Registration is required and you can sign up for one of the 60 minute sessions (limited to 50 guests per session) at 10 a.m., 11 a.m. or noon. Learn more here: https://figgeartmuseum.org/programs-and-events/calendar/event/in-person-free-family-day/484 Sponsored by Eye Surgeons Associates, PC  Read More

Figge Hosts Craft Night at the Botanical Center December 1

November 30th, 2021

This Wednesday night, the Figge Art Museum are taking over the craft room, 5-9PM during Winter Nights Winter Lights Powered By MidAmerican Energy Company. Visit to participate in crafts curated by Figge educators. Get all the details HERE!  Read More

Truth First Film Alliance Screening ‘Stout Hearted’ Free Film For Veteran’s Day TONIGHT

November 11th, 2021
Truth First Film Alliance Screening 'Stout Hearted' Free Film For Veteran's Day TONIGHT

Truth First Film Alliance is partnering with the Figge Art Museum to present the “Stout Hearted: George Stout and the Guardians of Art” on Veterans Day evening November 11, 2021. The documentary will screen free to the public at 6:30 p.m. in the Figge’s John Deere Auditorium. Director Kevin J. Kelley and producer Marie Wilkes will take part in Q&A following the 81-minute film. Veterans will be admitted free to the Figge Art Museum exhibits all day on Veterans Day. Admission is free to others from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. This special program is sponsored by The logo for the new Truth First... Read More

Davenport Public Library Hosting Talk On Haitian Art

November 5th, 2021
Davenport Public Library Hosting Talk On Haitian Art

Join Figge educator, Kelsey Vandercoy, for an in-person talk all about Haitian art on Saturday, November 6th at 3:00 pm at Eastern Ave. (6000 Eastern Ave.) The Figge Art Museum houses one of the world’s largest collections of Haitian art outside of Haiti itself. Vandercoy will give a brief presentation about the basics of Haitian art and why the Figge has so much of it, followed by a hands-on art activity related to the lesson. A series of Haitian flags from the Figge Outreach’s collection of objects will be brought to allow patrons a close-up, physical experience with the art. This program... Read More

New QC Promotional Video Gives Short Shrift to Our Amazing Arts Scene

October 30th, 2021
A new 90-second video showing off the QC was produced by the global consulting firm Resonance.

Arts and culture mean business, and help create thriving communities. One of the main reasons I love the Quad-Cities (and have made it my home since fall 1995) is because of its outstanding, vibrant and growing arts scene – more than a dozen theater companies, a world-class symphony orchestra, exquisite professional ballet, top-quality art museum, a Smithsonian-affiliate museum of natural history and science, many live music venues of all sizes, gorgeous art galleries, a breathtaking botanical center and gardens, a variety of other fascinating museums, and on and on. But unfortunately, very little... Read More

Figge Art Museum Presents Art of Japan at the Bettendorf Public Library

October 9th, 2021
The museum is at 225 W. 2nd St., Davenport.

The Bettendorf Public Library’s Global Gathering 2021 World Tour is making a stop in Japan on Thursday, October 14th at 7:00 PM. Figge Educator, Kelsey Vandercoy, will be on hand for an in-person presentation all about Japanese art. No registration is required to attend this free event, which will take place at the Bettendorf Public Library located at 2950 Learning Campus Dr. in Bettendorf. The 2021 Global Gathering World Tour series is sponsored by The Bettendorf Public Library Foundation, Quad City Bank & Trust, Morgan Stanley, HNI Corporation, Bettendorf Rotary, and Twin State. The topic... Read More