Did you know with a simple flash of your WIU ID that you get FREE admission to the Figge Art Museum? The university is a member of the museum giving you access to a variety of fun and interesting exhibitions and programs to attend throughout the year.
Come explore the Figge this fall! Put on some ice skates and skate under a swirling vortex of ravens and uprooted trees in Mia Feuer: Totems of the Anthropocene. Encounter mankind’s exploitation of our environment in the form of several unique installations and a one-person indoor synthetic ice rink.
Also, on display this fall will be the popular exhibition, Rose Frantzen: Portrait of Maquoketa, a multi-panel artwork that includes 180 12×12″ oil portraits of people from Maquoketa, Iowa, as well as a 315 square foot landscape view of Maquoketa painted on 34 vertical panels suspended from the ceiling. The panels are arranged in such a way that when a visitor sits at one end of the installation, all of the panels come together and align as one unified view of Maquoketa as seen from the hills outside of town. The other sides of the landscape panels display all 180 portraits.
The Figge Art Museum is conveniently located in downtown Davenport, only miles from the Quad Cities campus. With around 20 changing exhibitions a year, there is always something new to discover. The exhibitions vary with something to appeal to everyone from contemporary, to regionals artists, and the old masters. The museum is open Tues., Wed., Fri. and Sat. from 10 am – 5 pm, Thurs. 10 am – 9 pm, and Sun. 12 pm – 5 pm. Visit www.figgeartmuseum.org for more details on exhibitions, events and programs.