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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

What’s The Good News For May, Quad-Cities?

May 3rd, 2021
What's The Good News For May, Quad-Cities?

After a long time in quarantine, things are finally starting to open up, people are getting vaccinated, and things are looking up for our country, and the Quad-Cities! That’s good news! And every month, we bring YOU more good news! In conjunction with our partners at KWQC-TV6’s “Paula Sands Live,” we bring you What’s The Good News, a rundown of some of the positive things going on in our community. So, what’s the good news for May? Let’s take a look… New Theater Coming To Davenport! A new theater experience, The Mockingbird On Main is coming to 320 N. Main St., in downtown... Read More

Figge Art Museum Awards Four $12,000 Scholarships to Quad-Cities Students

April 30th, 2021
Figge Art Museum Awards Four $12,000 Scholarships to Quad-Cities Students

The Figge Art Museum, Davenport, has announced the 2021 recipients of the prestigious $12,000 Brand Boeshaar scholarships. These scholarships are awarded to students who wish to earn a degree in fine arts, graphic design, architecture or art education at a college or university. Davenport resident Lillian L. Brand established the Brand Boeshaar Scholarship in memory of her nephew, William Brand Boeshaar, an art student who attended St. Ambrose University. The four scholarships are each named after one of Lillian L. Brand’s family members. The 2021 scholarship recipients – who each receive $12,000... Read More

For First Time, Davenport’s Figge Museum Puts Major Art Exhibit Online in Dazzling Tour

April 26th, 2021
For First Time, Davenport's Figge Museum Puts Major Art Exhibit Online in Dazzling Tour

You have just 20 days left to see the blockbuster traveling exhibit, “For America: 200 Years of Painting from the National Academy of Design” at Davenport’s Figge Art Museum. But if you’re still not comfortable making the in-person visit, or you’re looking for more insight, information and invaluable activities beyond the exhibit itself, the Figge has another blockbuster for you online. With the Boston-based architectural design firm IKD, the museum built a “microsite” for “For America,” which is not only a virtual tour (where you can navigate through the art as if you’re there... Read More

Learn More About Figge Museum’s ‘For America’ Exhibit Tonight

April 22nd, 2021
Learn More About Figge Museum's 'For America' Exhibit Tonight

Get an in-depth look at the latest traveling exhibit at the Figge Museum tonight! You can attend a virtual talk at 6:30 p.m. by American artist Ann Gale, who is featured in the traveling exhibit “For America,” through May 16. Gale is known for her complex and expressive oil paintings of individuals. Gale earned her BFA from Rhode Island College and her MFA from Yale University. She is a Professor of Fine Arts at the University of Washington, Seattle. Gale is an American figurative painter based in Seattle, Wash. Gale received her BFA from the Rhode Island College and her MFA from Yale University.... Read More