Quad Cities Convention & Visitors Bureau
1601 River Drive, Suite 110
Moline, IL 61265
The Figge Art Museum is the premier art exhibition and education facility between Chicago and Des Moines. Its landmark glass building on the banks of the Mississippi, designed by British architect David Chipperfield, is home to one of the Midwest's finest art collections, and hosts world-class traveling exhibitions. Its studios, auditorium and spacious lobby are alive with art classes, lectures and special events that attract visitors of all ages.
June 23 - Thursdays at the Figge at 5:30 p.m. Begin with $6 Sandwich Baskets and cash bar. The presentation begins at 7 p.m. with "Demystifying the Mystery of Art Appraising." In celebration of Quad Cities Museum Week: Discover the Mysteries theme, the Figge is excited to host Dr. Anna Heineman as she shares how every artwork begins as a mystery when it comes to art appraising. Heineman will discuss examples of artwork that at first glance appear to be the opposite of their actual worth. The talk will conclude with how to informally valuate your own treasures. Anna Heineman is an Iowa native, who earned her Ph.D. from the University of Iowa in 2010. She now lives and works as an art appraiser in Florida.
Saturday, June 18 - The cArt! 10 a.m.-noon and 2-4 p.m. featuring Grant Wood. Find our art cart in selected galleries for in-depth conversations about art! Books, objects and information, along with a trained docent, will be available for guests to explore art topics in new ways.
Wednesday, June 22 - Cartooning Art Workshop for Kids 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Art in the Middle (for middle school students). Cost per class: $50 members/$60 non-members. Cost includes all supplies. Kids should bring a sack lunch, beverage and snack to class. Pre-registration required.
Wednesday, June 22 - 10:30-11:30 a.m. or 1:30-2:30 p.m. Big Picture: In the House! Join the Figge Big Picture Outreach Program for this special IN-HOUSE series geared for all young art enthusiasts ages 5-12! This one hour drop-in session allows participants to learn a new art concept, share in an art discussion, explore museum outreach objects and complete a fun activity to reinforce the theme of the day's lesson. No reservations needed; just choose to come for either the morning or afternoon session offering. Parents are welcome to join in, or explore the museum during each session.
Friday, June 24 - 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Mixed Media Workshop for Kids. Fridays at the Figge (for elementary students). Cost per class: $45 members/$55 non-members. Cost includes all supplies. Kids should bring a sack lunch, beverage and snack to class. Pre-registration required.
Saturday, June 25 - 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Watercolor Pencil Workshop (off-site at Vander Veer Park). Instructor: Gloria Burlingame. $35 member; $45 non-member. Students should bring beverage/sack lunch. Draw and paint the delicate flower shapes that surround you in the gardens of Davenport's Vander Veer Park. Artist Gloria Burlingame will share tips and techniques that will help you achieve beautiful color accented with bright highlights and deep shadows, hallmarks of the summer sun. Pre-registration required.
Saturday, June 25 - The cArt! 10 a.m.-noon and 2-4 p.m. Featuring Frank Lloyd Wright. Find our art cart in selected galleries for in-depth conversations about art! Books, objects and information, along with a trained docent, will be available for guests to explore art topics in new ways.
Saturday, June 25 - New Exhibition Opens! Explore the third floor gallery as the Figge opens their new exhibit featuring David Plowden: An American Master.
FREE Docent Guided Tours - Meet in the Museum Store.
1:30 p.m. Saturday, June 18 - Picturing the Prairie: Tallgrass QC
1:30 p.m. Sunday, June 19 - Picturing the Prairie: Tallgrass QC
10 a.m. Tuesday, June 21 - Downtown Architecture
1:30 p.m. Saturday, June 25 - The Wonderful World of Oz
1:30 p.m. Sunday, June 26 - The Wonderful World of Oz
Exhibitions on Display
The Wonderful World of Oz: Selections From the Willard Carroll/Tom Wilhite Collection, 2nd floor Katz Gallery
The Gilmore Collection from the Muscatine Art Center, 2nd Floor Lewis Gallery
Picturing the Prairie: Tall Grass QC, Fourth Floor Gallery
Corn Zone, First floor Gildehaus Gallery
David Plowden: An American Master, Third Floor Gallery (opens June 25)
Free admission, sponsored by The Bechtel Trusts and John Deere Classic