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Take ‘Remote Control’ Over Figge Museum’s Latest Exhibit

July 6th, 2020

Remote learning and working remotely have become a way of life for many over the past several months. To continue this trend, the Figge is creating a new interactive exhibition that encourages participation by people of all ages to engage by simply sending an email from a phone, tablet or computer. All participation is electronic whether you are in the museum or at home.  Remote Control will open in the Figge’s second-floor Mary Waterman Gildehaus Community Gallery beginning Friday, July 10. This exhibition allows for remote play through a variety of activities and games, but participation from... Read More

Tour Davenport’s German American Heritage Center’s Exhibits Sunday

June 13th, 2020

Join the German American Heritage Center & Museum on Sunday, June 14th at 2pm for a virtual guided tour led by Assistant Director Sami live over zoom. In this live tour Sami will lead guests through our two special exhibits, “The History We Hold: Highlights from the GAHC Collection” and “Power Frauen: German Women Who Dared to Dream.” She will share with you some of the notable figures and interesting treasures on the display at the GAHC right now. For guests who viewed our Virtual Power Frauen tour in May: The Power Frauen portion of this tour will be the same as the... Read More

Kids Can Get ‘Curious’ With George At New Family Museum Exhibit

June 11th, 2020

Curious George: Let’s Get Curious!, the Family Museum’s newest traveling exhibit runs through September 13. Introducing young children into the world of Curious George, the exhibit leads visitors on a fun, meaningful interactive math, science and engineering-based adventure while it emphasizes the central role that parents and caregivers play. The exhibit is based on the familiar characters in H.A. and Margret Rey’s classic stories and the television series produced by Imagine Entertainment, WGBH Boston and Universal Studios Family Productions airing on PBS KIDS® (check local listings) and... Read More

Putnam Museum & Science Center to Reopen July 8 to Members

June 5th, 2020

After 11 weeks being closed due to the coronavirus, the Putnam Museum & Science Center is taking longer to reopen than many other Iowa businesses and organizations, in order to present a new visitor experience. The 153-year-old Davenport institution, at 1717 W. 12th St., has been closed since March 16, and is planning to reopen for small summer camps July 6, for members July 8 to 12, and to the general public July 15, with new safety precautions. Putnam president/CEO Rachael Mullins says the summer camps July 6-8 will be limited to just 10 kids each, to allow for more social distancing. When... Read More

Many Quad-Cities Arts Groups Get Emergency Relief Funding

June 3rd, 2020

Several Q-C arts and cultural organizations received emergency relief funding, among 173 grants throughout Iowa announced Wednesday by the Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs (IDCA). The department awarded more than $1.1 million in grants — $923,372 for emergency relief and another $178,000 in humanities grants to help Iowa cultural organizations rebound from the financial impacts of the coronavirus pandemic. Funding for the emergency relief grants was made possible by the federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act. The IDCA distributed CARES Act funds through its partnerships... Read More

Curious George: Let’s Get Curious Opens June 6 At Bettendorf’s Family Museum

June 1st, 2020

Curious George: Let’s Get Curious!, the Family Museum’s newest traveling exhibit opens Saturday, June 6 and runs through September 13. Introducing young children into the world of Curious George, the exhibit leads visitors on a fun, meaningful interactive math, science and engineering-based adventure while it emphasizes the central role that parents and caregivers play. The exhibit is based on the familiar characters in H.A. and Margret Rey’s classic stories and the television series produced by Imagine Entertainment, WGBH Boston and Universal Studios Family Productions airing on PBS KIDS®... Read More

Quad-Cities Museum Week Postponed

May 30th, 2020

Quad Cities Museum Week, previously scheduled for June 6 – 14, has been postponed. Museums, in partnership with Visit Quad Cities, determined that the dates were not feasible for all museums to participate because of current COVID-19 guidelines in the Quad Cities bi-state region. The museums and Visit Quad Cities will regroup in July to discuss moving forward with a September or October date.  Quad Cities Museum Week launched in June of 2015 through efforts by Visit Quad Cities and area museums. The goal was to create an annual event that celebrates the individuality of each museum’s experience... Read More

Family Museum Open Nearly A Week, Figge Art Museum Opens June 6

May 28th, 2020

Bettendorf’s Family Museum and Davenport’s Figge Art Museum have taken different approaches to re-opening after shutdowns caused by the Covid-19 crisis. Since Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds allowed museums to re-open (among other places) on May 22, the Family Museum opened that day, while the Figge will open June 9, following members-only opening June 6 and 7. Kim Kidwell, director of the Family Museum, used the two-month closure to completely clean the facility, do needed renovations and train staff in disinfecting and safety guidelines. “We have been getting ready to reopen, pretty much over the... Read More

Iowa Quad-Cities’ Figge, Family Museum, GAHC, Putnam, Looking To Opening To Public

May 22nd, 2020

Following Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds’ lifting of restrictions for public openings this week, the Figge Art Museum (225 W. 2nd S., Davenport) will reopen to the public on Tuesday, June 9 and to members-only on Saturday and Sunday, June 6 and 7. Admission will be free in an effort to create a no-touch visitor experience and visitors will be required to reserve a time slot prior to their visit. New policies and procedures designed to keep the museum staff and visitors safe upon reopening will be shared soon, according to Figge marketing director Natalie Dunlop, The Figge Cafe will remain closed in... 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

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