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Quad-Cities Museum Week Is Back With Special Discounts And Activities June 6 to 13

May 26th, 2021
Quad-Cities Museum Week Is Back With Special Discounts And Activities June 6 to 13

Visit Quad Cities and area museums have teamed up again for Quad Cities Museum Week. After taking a hiatus during the pandemic last June, the annual celebration is back again for its fifth year from June 6 to 13. For all the details, visit www.qcmuseumweek.com. Museums throughout the Q-C region will welcome visitors with activities, new exhibits, discounted admissions, tours, special programs, and more. “We’re back and ready for visitors. This year, 14 museums are participating in Quad Cities Museum Week as we celebrate science, art, history, and discovery,” says Charlotte Doehler-Morrison,... Read More

Putnam Celebrates Ribbon Cutting for New World Culture Gallery

May 23rd, 2021
Putnam Celebrates Ribbon Cutting for New World Culture Gallery

There was an overpowering feeling of celebration, joy and pride Friday in the former Grand Lobby of the Putnam Museum & Science Center, 1717 W. 12th St., Davenport. Rachael Mullins, Putnam president/CEO, welcomed about 100 guests, supporters and donors of the Quad-Cities institution for a ribbon-cutting and open house preview of the new World Culture Gallery. “We are so appreciative of this moment after the year we’ve all shared together in our community, to have a moment of true celebration here at the Putnam,” she said. Funded by Bechtel Trusts, Scott County Regional Authority, the... Read More

Looking For Some Live Music This Weekend? Check Out Our Weekend In 2 Minutes!

May 13th, 2021
Looking For Some Live Music This Weekend? Check Out Our Weekend In 2 Minutes!

There’s lots of live music hitting the stages around the area this weekend, from the classic rock of Danger Zone to the acoustic stylings of Douglas and Tucker to classical to funk and more! Get a rundown of some of the live music hotspots and what’s going on there this weekend in your weekly podcast for local events, Weekend In 2 Minutes! Click here to listen…  Read More

Davenport’s Putnam Museum Debuting The Colors Of Culture, New World Culture Gallery

May 12th, 2021
Davenport's Putnam Museum Debuting The Colors Of Culture, New World Culture Gallery

After being closed for 14 months, the Putnam Museum’s Giant Screen Theater will begin reopening this weekend! The museum’s theater will reopen Saturday, May 15, and the following weekend, the museum (1717 W. 12th St., Davenport) will open “The Colors of Culture” — an original Putnam exhibit, set to open May 22 in the new World Culture Gallery. The World Culture Gallery (in the space of the former Asia Gallery near Unearthing Ancient Egypt) celebrates the diverse cultures of our community by featuring artifacts from the Putnam’s international collection. In its inaugural exhibit,... Read More

Davenport’s Putnam Museum Roaring Back ‘Into America’s Wild’ Saturday

May 12th, 2021
Davenport's Putnam Museum Roaring Back 'Into America's Wild' Saturday

The Putnam Giant Screen Theater – 60 feet tall by 70 feet wide – will finally reopen Saturday, May 15, featuring a spectacular 40-minute documentary, “Into America’s Wild,” that was supposed to open in March 2020, when the pandemic shut down life as we knew it. “So it’s one of those wonderful, soaring 3D American landscapes,” Rachael Mullins, president/CEO of the Putnam Museum & Science Center, said Tuesday. “It’s so wonderful — kind of through the eyes of an explorer and adventurer and through the eyes of an astronaut. So it’s a wonderful film that we think... Read More

Davenport’s Putnam And Figge Museums Partner on New Exhibits Opening Saturday

February 16th, 2021
Davenport's Putnam And Figge Museums Partner on New Exhibits Opening Saturday

Let’s face it — Saturday, Feb. 20 will be a big day for museum lovers in the Quad-Cities, as two long-time Davenport institutions open new exhibits. A new original exhibit at the Putnam (1717 W. 12th St.), “Faces of the Past,”  explores portraiture around the world and across time as a reflection of self-identity, popular culture, mythology, and ritual. The exhibit will be included with general admission and remain open through mid-2021 at the Putnam, a Smithsonian Affiliate museum. Throughout the world, people see themselves in different ways. Cultures demonstrate how they view themselves... Read More

Davenport’s Putnam Museum Aims to Help Protect Bird Populations With New Exhibit

January 25th, 2021
Davenport's Putnam Museum Aims to Help Protect Bird Populations With New Exhibit

The Putnam’s next featured exhibit is for the birds. It explores bird species through themes of extinction and the role of citizen science to preserve these important members of the animal kingdom. Birds and You is an original exhibit at the Putnam Museum & Science Center (1717 W. 12th St., Davenport), set to open Saturday, Feb. 6. The exhibit will be included with general admission and remain open through mid-2021 at the Putnam, a Smithsonian Affiliate museum. The exhibit was inspired by the extraordinary decline of the bird population in North America – a 29% decline, or a loss of... Read More

QuadCities.com Top Stories Of 2020: Part Three. April. Finding ‘A New Normal’

December 29th, 2020
QuadCities.com Top Stories Of 2020: Part Three. April. Finding 'A New Normal'

Welcome back to our look back at the strange and apocalyptic journey that was the arts and entertainment scene of 2020. It was a year unlike any other, that’s for sure, and we at QuadCities.com are recapping it this year in a series of stories through Dec. 31, and then we’re going to have the entire series of stories sent to a licensed shaman, a priest, an exorcist, and Oprah, in the hope that they’ll bless the coming 2021 and put this year behind us. If you want to check out our recap of January and February (the “normal” months), click here; if you want to read about... Read More

Eleven Quad-Cities Cultural Groups Get $500K in New Iowa Funding

December 22nd, 2020
Eleven Quad-Cities Cultural Groups Get $500K in New Iowa Funding

Eleven cultural organizations and three artists in the Quad-Cities were among those to receive a share of $7 million in new grants announced Tuesday by the Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs. A total of 267 cultural organizations and 152 artists serving 118 Iowa communities will get funding, made possible by the Coronavirus, Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act, on Dec. 2. The department launched the Iowa Arts & Culture Recovery Program the same day and received more than 550 requests totaling more than $36 million by the Dec. 11 deadline. The list of recipients includes some of Iowa’s... Read More

Figge Seeks Public Input To Create “2020 Vision” Community Exhibit

December 22nd, 2020
Figge Seeks Public Input To Create “2020 Vision” Community Exhibit

They say “hindsight is 20/20.” Well, most of us would like to put 2020 in the rear view mirror, but the Figge Art Museum wants you to reflect a bit before you do. The landmark facility at 225 W. 2nd St., Davenport, is highlighting this crazy year in a new exhibition opening on Wednesday, Dec. 23. “2020 Vision: You Are Here, You Are Not Alone” will be installed in the Figge’s second-floor Mary Waterman Gildehaus Community Gallery and will provide several chances for visitors to participate and contribute in person or from home. It will offer an opportunity to think, reflect, and create... Read More