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Bored At Home? Recreate A Famous Painting With Davenport’s Figge Museum

April 20th, 2020

Inspired by similar artistic re-creations around the world, the Figge Art Museum is inviting area residents to offer their own brush with fame during the current Covid quarantine. The closed museum (at 225 W. 2nd St., Davenport) on Monday announced the “Getting Figge With It” challenge, for community members of all ages. Participants are asked to re-create artworks from the museum’s permanent collection using everyday items, people, or pets in their home. To participate, choose a favorite work from the permanent collection list of works and then re-create it at home using ordinary objects.... Read More

Quad-Cities Museums Go Virtual During Corona Closures

April 11th, 2020

Like many musicians, artists, theaters and other arts organizations in this surreal time, Quad-Cities museums are putting their collections and programs online. Forced by the coronavirus crisis to close down March 17, Davenport’s Figge Art Museum, German American Heritage Center & Museum, and Putnam Museum & Science Center have significantly boosted their websites and social-media presence. The “virtual museum” has become reality for museums worldwide. “The challenge is with reaching our audience during this time of closure, really has brought this new opportunity... Read More

There IS Good News In The Quad-Cities, And You Can Read About It Here!

March 20th, 2020

Hey, let’s face it, we all know this is a troubling time. With all of the precautions, panic and precarious situations surrounding the coronavirus, it’s gotten very difficult to maintain a positive outlook. However, no matter how negative things may get, there are always people out there helping, there are always people out there trying to do the right thing, there are always people out there being kind and trying to make the world a better place, and those people and their actions are all the more significant and impactful now. That’s why this column, and the live segment on KWQC-TV6’s... Read More

Find Out Grant Wood’s Deepest Secrets At The Figge Tomorrow

March 7th, 2020

The Figge Art Museum will welcome Sue Taylor, Grant Wood scholar and author of Grant Wood’s Secrets, on Sunday, March 8. Taylor will kick off her Iowa tour at the Figge with a talk about artist Grant Wood that will reveal secrets about Wood’s personal life and the impact it had on his art. From Wood’s close relationship with his mother to how he posed as masculine to hide his homosexuality from his rural community, nothing will be off limits. Taylor, who is a Professor Emerita of Art History at Portland State University, will stay after the talk for a Q&A session. “Understanding... Read More

Have A Spicy Fat Tuesday With Figge Cajun Cook Off At Rhythm City Casino

February 20th, 2020

Kick off Mardi Gras right here in the Quad Cities, with the Eighth annual Cajun Cook-Off to benefit the Figge Art Museum! The spicy gig will be held at the Rhythm City Casino Event Center on Fat Tuesday, February 25, from 5-8 p.m. Eleven local chefs will be stationed around the Event Center at the Rhythm City Casino. Each chef will be cooking Cajun-inspired dishes for guests to sample and vote for their favorite. Participating chefs include Chef Aaron McMahon from Davenport Country Club, Chef Gary Ames from Rhythm City Casino, Chef Shawn Timmerman from The Tangled Wood, Chef Mark Thompson from... Read More

Figge Offers Different Idea For Valentine’s Day

February 12th, 2020

Show your love for the Figge Art Museum this Valentine’s Day – Friday, February 14! Don’t spend money on flowers that will wilt, or calorie filled chocolate, instead make a gift for the museum’s first Annual Day of Giving. Whether you make a gift of $5 or $500, the Figge would love to be your Valentine and any amount will make a difference in reaching our one-day goal of $5,000. Enjoy special incentives and contests while showing your support with an online gift at: www.mightycause.com/organization/Figge. “This is the Figge’s first annual day of giving and we are so excited,” says... Read More

Didier William: Lakou Brings Enigmatic Haitian Art To Figge Museum

February 10th, 2020

The Figge Art Museum is pleased to announce Didier William: Lakou, the first solo museum exhibition of the celebrated Haitian American artist Didier William. On view from February 8 – May 31, 2020 in the Figge Art Museum’s second floor Katz gallery, Didier William: Lakou will highlight the artist’s continuing exploration of cultural identity. Featuring artwork lent by the artist, Anna Zorina Gallery, New York, NY, James Fuentes Gallery, New York, NY, Union College/Mandeville Gallery, Schenectady, NY, and numerous private individuals, the exhibition will include thirteen mixed-media... Read More

Young Artists At Figge Exhibit Showcasing Area Creators

January 26th, 2020

Beginning this week, the Figge Art Museum’s second-floor Mary Waterman Gildehaus Community Gallery will feature the artwork of local elementary art students (K-5) for the annual Young Artists at the Figge exhibition. The exhibition will kick-off with works by elementary art students from Geneseo Schools. For the 2020 installment of Young Artists at the Figge, eight area school districts will be represented throughout the winter/spring including Geneseo Schools, Bettendorf Schools, North Scott Schools, Pleasant Valley Schools, Moline Schools, Muscatine Schools, Davenport Schools and ending... Read More

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

January 16th, 2020

It’s a new year and a new decade, and everyone is making resolutions for a more positive life, and we at QuadCities.com are sticking to our resolution to give you the most and best positive news about the Quad-Cities! So, in partnership with our friends at KWQC-TV6’s “Paula Sands Live,” every month we give you What’s The Good News? A column here on our site written by yours truly, and an on-air segment presented again by your truly on Paula’s show every month. It showcases some of the great things going on in our community, including some great opportunities for young writers in the... Read More

Rock Island Art Guild Exhibit Hits Figge This Weekend

January 16th, 2020

The Rock Island Art Guild, a volunteer-run organization founded in 1955, promotes and fosters the appreciation of the visual arts in the Quad Cities. Beginning Saturday, the Guild’s 41st juried exhibition will be installed in the Figge Art Museum’s fourth-floor gallery. Sponsored by IHMVCU and the Rock Island Art Guild, the 41st Rock Island Art Guild Fine Arts Exhibition is open to artists within a 150-mile radius of Rock Island working in a variety of mediums, and is juried from online submissions. Candace Moeller, independent curator and associate director of Cristin Tierney Gallery,... Read More