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Figge Looks for Public Sponsors of Next Blockbuster Exhibit, “For America”

November 2nd, 2020

The public is invited to be a part of the Figge Art Museum’s next major exhibition, For America: 200 Years of Painting from the National Academy of Design, opening Feb. 20, 2021. Drawn from the collections of the National Academy of Design in New York, over 90 works made between 1810 and 2013 by historical and contemporary masters such as Winslow Homer, William Merritt Chase, John Singer Sargent, Andrew Wyeth, Jaune Quick-to-See-Smith, Charles White, Jane Freilicher, Hank Willis Thomas, and many others will be available for adoption as part of the Figge’s “Adopt-a-Painting” initiative. Adopters... Read More

Davenport’s Figge Art Museum Displays New Acquisitions

October 9th, 2020

Many of the works the Figge Art Museum has collected over the past few years provide insight into modern American life from various points of view. Beginning Saturday, New American Scene: Recent Acquisitions to the Figge Collection will be displayed on the second-floor Gildehaus Gallery, examining some of these modern perspectives on American life with 15 featured works that have been added to the museum’s collection in the last five years. The “American Scene” is a term applied predominantly to representational paintings made in the first half of the 20th century that captured American... Read More

Over 200 Painted Birdhouses Take Flight at Davenport’s Figge Art Exhibit

October 1st, 2020

Over 200 decorated birdhouses will be on display at the Figge Art Museum, Davenport, from Oct. 2 to 11, along with the Living Proof art exhibit. “They are up a short time because we want to get them out to bring hope and joy to Quad Citizens touched by cancer,” Pamela Crouch, executive director of Living Proof Exhibit (LPE), said Thursday. A wide variety of people, ages 2 to 82, participated in the “Make Hope Soar” project, including in and around the Quad-Cities, plus from Kentucky, Texas, and California, she said. LPE provides free programs that celebrate the therapeutic benefits of... Read More

Davenport Library, Putnam Want Your Pandemic Reflections

September 14th, 2020

With a confluence of crises happening simultaneously, it’s obvious that we’re living through some very historic times. The Davenport Public Library and Putnam Museum & Science Center want you to be part of that history as it’s collected, by submitting your personal, written impressions, documents, photos and/or video about life in the Quad-Cities during the Covid-19 era. Both Davenport institutions are collecting individual or group reflections about how life has changed since the pandemic began early this year. With this collection, present and future generations of Quad Citizens will... Read More

10 Fun Things To Do Week of September 6th: Outdoor Markets, Live Music, Monarchs and MORE!

September 6th, 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

Quad City Arts Leading Galleries In Celebration Of Female Empowerment

September 5th, 2020

Quad City Arts is partnering with several local institutions to celebrate women’s empowerment and work by female artists. This month marks the 100th anniversary of the passage of the 19th Amendment, guaranteeing and protecting women’s constitutional right to vote. This historic centennial offers an unparalleled opportunity to commemorate a milestone of democracy and to celebrate the achievements of women — especially in the arts. Quad City Arts’ September and October exhibition at Quad City International Airport, Moline, titled “A Portrait of Remarkable Women,” will feature... Read More

Virtual Artist Talk with George Rodriguez

September 1st, 2020

Join the Figge Art Museum virtually for a conversation with renowned Los Angeles photographer George Rodriguez this Thursday Sep 3 from 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. on Zoom. George Rodriguez will speak about his nearly six-decade career photographing the Los Angeles Chicano community and celebrities of film, TV, and music. This program is offered in conjunction with the exhibition Magnetic West: The Enduring Allure of the American West. This live online program is free but advanced registration is required. After registering at https://sales.figgeartmuseum.org/performance.aspx?pid=1488, you will receive... Read More

10 Fun Things To Do Week of August 30th: Comedy, Fishing, Live Music and MORE!

August 30th, 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

Figge Art Museum Café to Reopen on Sept. 8

August 28th, 2020

The Figge Café, which has been closed since March 17 due to Covid, will be reopening to the public on Tuesday, Sept. 8 at 11 a.m. The café is inside the Figge Art Museum, 225 W. 2nd St., Davenport, which reopened in June. This reopening will feature the culinary skills of Chef Jason Stewart from Zeke’s Island Café. Stewart, also known as “Chef Stu,” is a classically trained chef who has a passion for creating food from different cultures around the world. He is also the 2020 People’s Choice winner from the Figge’s annual Cajun Cook-Off event. “Chef Stu’s energy, talent and creativity... Read More

Quad City Arts Partners With Other Q-C Art Venues On Female Empowerment

August 27th, 2020

In this time of paralyzing pandemic, unreal unemployment, furious racial unrest and bitter political division, we could all use some simple peace and beauty. The eloquent, inspiring artist Cecile Houel provides it – displaying 20 deeply penetrating portraits of Nobel Peace Prize winners throughout the Quad-Cities, in a cooperative exhibit starting Friday. Convinced that art can contribute to world peace, the 56-year-old French woman started the “Nobel Peace Prize Collection: Peace Starts Within” in 2014, to celebrate all of the Nobel Peace laureates of the prestigious Nobel Foundation since... Read More

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