Davenport, Iowa (December 3, 2014) –The Figge Art Museum is offering holiday tours at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, December 7, 14 and 21.
The themed tours include selections of works from the museum’s permanent collection and are designed to get visitors in touch with the spirit of the season.
December 7 with Barb Hansen
The Figge has an outstanding collection of religious art from the Mexican Colonial period. This Advent-inspired tour will prepare hearts and minds for the joyous season to come. View and discuss several paintings depicting events in the life of Christ. The lovely works, most of them painted in the 15th and 16th centuries, were meant to be easily understood and to promote emotion and piety.
December 14 with Sue Staley
“Wishing and hoping and thinking and praying, planning and dreaming…” is more than the lyrics to a pop song. This tour will focus on the Advent journey in visual art, past and present.
December 21 with Sue Staley
Advent is a time for preparation and reflection. Share and reflect on some favorite Christmas Story traditions saved through song and verse, and depicted through visual art.
In addition to holiday tours, the museum will also offer tours of Self-Taught Genius: Treasures from the American Folk Art Museum on Saturday, December 6 and 13 at 1:30 p.m. This exhibition is making its first stop on a National tour right here at the Figge. It’s a must-see show and the tour delves a little deeper into the works on display.
Figge tours are free with paid admission or membership.
About the Figge Art Museum
The Figge Art Museum is located on the riverfront in downtown Davenport at 225 West Second Street. Hours are from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday and Sundays 12-5 p.m. Thursdays the museum is open until 9 p.m. Admission to the museum and tour is $7. Admission is free to Figge members and institutional members and free to all on Thursday evenings from 5 p.m. – 9 p.m. To contact the museum, please call 563.326.7804, or visit www.figgeartmuseum.org.