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BREAKING (UPDATED): Davenport’s Figge Art Museum Unveils New Pieces, New Diversity/Equity Fund

July 15th, 2021
The museum is at 225 W. 2nd St., Davenport.

BREAKING NEWS (UPDATED): At an invitation-only event Thursday night, the Figge Art Museum unveiled seven new acquisitions and a newly created Art Diversity and Equity Fund intended to combat the systemic inequality in the art world. The fund is supported by a lead gift from locals Jim and Michelle Russell of Russell Construction. According to a 2019 published research journal by the Public Library of Science, the diversity of artists in major U.S. museums illustrates the urgent need to focus on collecting and preserving the works of artists from marginalized communities. The study found that 85.4%... Read More

Happy 4th Of July! Celebrate This Week With Free Outdoor Music, Pop Art And More In The FUN10!

July 4th, 2021
Happy 4th Of July! Celebrate This Week With Free Outdoor Music, Pop Art And More In The FUN10!

It’s Sunday, and 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 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. FUN10 — ten ways for you to have fun in the Quad-Cities, this week and every week, running every Sunday, only on your site for fun, free, local... Read More

Bettendorf Couple’s Support Allows Figge in Davenport to Offer Free July Admission

June 30th, 2021
Bettendorf Couple’s Support Allows Figge in Davenport to Offer Free July Admission

Thanks to the generous support of Cal and Jill Werner of Bettendorf, the Figge Art Museum (225 W. 2nd St., Davenport) will offer FREE admission during the entire month of July. Visitors will have the opportunity to see five current exhibitions including: Tom Uttech: Origin, Lesley Dill Wilderness: Light Sizzles Around Me, Drawn to Spectacle, Franklin Evans: franklinsfootpaths and Pop Power from Warhol to Koons: Masterworks from the Collections of Jordan D. Schnitzer and His Family Foundation. The Figge’s permanent collection galleries will also be open for all guests to explore free of charge. “We... Read More

Art Night With the Figge Hosted by the Davenport Public Library

June 29th, 2021
Art Night With the Figge Hosted by the Davenport Public Library

POP onto Zoom for this fun, pop art-inspired activity put on by the Davenport Public Library and Figge Art Museum on Wednesday, June 30th at 6:00 pm. Use collage and an easy printing method to make your own iconic artwork. Registration is required! This event is limited to 30 participants. Art supplies will be provided to registered participants. You will be responsible for picking up your supply kit from the library before the event. We will meet on Zoom on June 30th to create the artwork. Registration is required to receive Zoom meeting details. Register here: https://bit.ly/dpl-artnightwiththefigge Keep... Read More

Visit Quad Cities Launches New QC Family Pass for Area Attractions

June 29th, 2021
Visit Quad Cities Launches New QC Family Pass for Area Attractions

Visit Quad Cities on Tuesday announced a new collaboration with local attractions for their new QC Family Pass. The pass provides a fun and interactive experience for visitors and Quad Citizens to spend time with family and friends. The QC Family Pass uses mobile-based code check-ins, discounts, special offers, and gamification to engage participants. Anyone can sign up for the free pass at www.qcfamilypass.com. As you visit attractions, you will access codes from each location to check and track your progress. Participants are entered into drawings for chances to win Visa Gift Cards and a Quad... Read More

Colorful Contemporary Art Pops Off Walls in New Exhibit At Davenport’s Figge Museum

June 24th, 2021
Colorful Contemporary Art Pops Off Walls in New Exhibit At Davenport's Figge Museum

Fifty-six years ago, Jordan D. Schnitzer bought his first artwork from his mother’s contemporary art gallery in Portland, Ore. Today, the multi-millionaire philanthropist has a collection of 19,000 paintings, sculptures and prints – 128 of which are in a dazzling Pop Art exhibit at Davenport’s Figge Art Museum, 225 W. 2nd St. The museum is hosting an exclusive members-only preview Friday, June 25, to open the powerhouse exhibition, which opens to the public on Saturday. Advance tickets are encouraged and available (as part of admission to the entire place) at www.figgeartmuseum.org. “As... Read More

Figge Art Museum Exhibit Is The Real ‘Dill’

June 11th, 2021
Figge Art Museum Exhibit Is The Real 'Dill'

Artist Lesley Dill, a renowned New York-based artist, brings historical and literary figures from America’s past to life in a new exhibition curated by the Figge Art Museum, 225 W. 2nd St., Davenport. Opening this past weekend, Lesley Dill, Wilderness: Light Sizzles Around Me features a collection of hand-painted and sewn textile sculptures and banners created by Dill over the past six years. Her work carefully interweaves imagery, text, and historical visionaries into stunning three-dimensional encounters. Gracefully suspended from the ceiling, the clothing of each figure is delicately... Read More

Elephant & Piggie, Spamalot, Reading Groups For Kids And More In This Week’s FUN10!

June 6th, 2021
Elephant & Piggie, Spamalot, Reading Groups For Kids And More In This Week's FUN10!

It’s Sunday, and 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 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. FUN10 — ten ways for you to have fun in the Quad-Cities, this week and every week, running every Sunday, only on your site for fun, free, local... Read More

Davenport’s Figge Art Museum to Premiere Traveling Exhibit From N.Y. Artist

June 1st, 2021
Davenport’s Figge Art Museum to Premiere Traveling Exhibit From N.Y. Artist

Artist Lesley Dill, a renowned New York-based artist, brings historical and literary figures from America’s past to life in a new exhibition curated by the Figge Art Museum, 225 W. 2nd St., Davenport. Opening this past weekend, Lesley Dill, Wilderness: Light Sizzles Around Me features a collection of hand-painted and sewn textile sculptures and banners created by Dill over the past six years. Her work carefully interweaves imagery, text, and historical visionaries into stunning three-dimensional encounters. Gracefully suspended from the ceiling, the clothing of each figure is delicately embellished... Read More

Tim Schiffer, Former Figge Art Museum Director, to Exhibit at Bereskin Gallery

May 26th, 2021
Tim Schiffer, Former Figge Art Museum Director, to Exhibit at Bereskin Gallery

Tim Schiffer, former executive director of the Figge Art Museum (2012-2019), will show 15 of his new paintings at Bereskin Gallery & Art Academy, 2967 State St., Bettendorf. The exhibit – “Paintings Within Paintings” – will be on display May 28th through July 28th. An opening reception with the artist (who recently moved to Tucson, Ariz.) will be held Friday, June 4, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. “Tim Schiffer has been a moving force in the arts here in our area,” says Pat Bereskin, gallery owner, artist and art teacher. “As past director of the Figge, during his tenure, he made great... Read More