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What's Happening at the Putnam Museum in Davenport PDF Print E-mail
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Thursday, 07 February 2013 08:20

COMING SOON!


Ghostbusters

February 7 - TOMORROW!
6 p.m. & 8:30 p.m.

Who ya gonna' call? Ghostbusters! Make slime and take a shot at busting some ghosts! $1.00 select candy all night. Beer, wine, and frozen drinks available.
You don't want to miss out!



Flight of the Butterflies 3D
MEMBER PREVIEW

February 10
2:30 p.m. & 4 p.m.

Click here for more information on the member preview!

New members call (563) 324-1933 ext 219 for a special member code! Current members, use the member code that is listed on the invite that was mailed to you. Not a member? Join Today



The Sting

February 14 - NEXT WEEK!
6 p.m. & 8:45 p.m.

Music, trivia and a special "mob" photo opportunity will be offered that night.  $1.00 select candy all night. Beer, wine, and frozen drinks available.



6th Annual Quad City Engineering and Science Council and the American Society of Civil Engineers Battle of the Bridges Competition!

 

Coming to the Putnam in February is the 6th Annual Battle of the Bridges Competition! This is a construction competition between teams of 1-4 people who spend 3 hours designing and building a model bridge which is then tested for structural efficiency in the Grand Lobby. On Friday, February 8 from 11:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. the session has high school teams. On Saturday, February 9 from 7 a.m. - 2 p.m. the session has elementary and middle school, college and family. The public is invited to view this competition for free located in the Putnam's Grand Lobby area.

The event is sponsored by the Quad City Engineering and Science Council and the American Society of Civil

 
Alison Saar: STILL…Opens Saturday PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Natalie Dunlop   
Wednesday, 06 February 2013 15:41

Davenport, Iowa (February 6, 2013) – Beginning February 9, the Figge Art Museum will present the work of Los Angeles-based sculptor Alison Saar in the exhibition titled: Alison Saar: STILL…which will be on display through April 14 in the third floor gallery.

Saar, who is receiving international attention, combines bold figurative sculptures with found and repurposed objects such as tree branches, old lumber, pots and pans and boxing gloves to create moving, personal statements. The works in the exhibition play on the many meanings of the word “Still”—to quiet or appease, to persevere, an apparatus for transforming liquids, or lifeless (as in still born)—to explore issues of aging, gender and racial identity, and our progress through life.

Informed by artistic traditions from the Americas to Africa and beyond, and by her mixed racial upbringing, Alison Saar fuses her paradoxical responses to the black-and-white delineations of political and social forces into a powerful, visual, and kinesthetic tension. She uses the everyday experience, history and associations of her materials, African art and ritual, Greek mythology, and the stark sculptural tradition of German Expressionism to infuse her work with a primal intensity that challenges cultural and historic references and stereotypes.

Museum visitors will have the opportunity to meet Alison Saar on Saturday at 2:30 p.m. for a discussion about her exhibition in the John Deere auditorium followed by a catalogue signing in the Museum Store. The talk will be free with membership or paid admission.

Saar received her BA from Scripps College and her MFA from Otis Art Institute, Los Angeles. Her work is in the collections of the Museum of Modern Art and the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis, the High Museum in Atlanta, and many others. She has received fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, and Anonymous Was a Woman, and she was recently named a USA Fellow. The exhibition is organized by the Ben Maltz Gallery at Otis College of Art and Design in Los Angeles, and is curated by Gallery Director Meg Linton. The catalogue and exhibition are sponsored by the Contemporary Collectors, Orange County, and the presentation of the exhibition at the Figge is sponsored by Iowa American Water.

 

Companion Programs:

Members Only Preview Reception

5:30 p.m. Friday, February 8

Meet Alison Saar and exhibition curator Meg Linton

 

Alison Saar Talk

2:30 p.m. Saturday, February 9

Alison Saar discusses her works in the John Deere Auditorium. Join her in the Museum Store immediately following where she will sign copies of the exhibition catalogue for STILL…

 

Artists Talk

7 p.m. Thursday, March 14 and 28

Speakers: Zaiga Thorson, Terry Rathje, Steve Banks and Skip Willits

Experience the exhibition Alison Saar: STILL… through the eyes of four local artists as they each discuss the artworks from their own perspectives.

 

Docent-led Tours

1:30 p.m. Sundays in March

6 p.m. Thursday March 14 and 15

6 p.m. Thursday, April 11

 

All programs are free with membership or paid admission.

 

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. To contact the museum, please call 563.326.7804, or visit www.figgeartmuseum.org.

 
Spring Craft Workshop at the German American Heritage Center PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Kelly Lao   
Wednesday, 06 February 2013 15:24
Join us as we learn the art of paper cutting with teacher Keith Bonnstetter on Sunday, March 3rd at 1:30! Class Size is limited to 20, so register now by clicking below!!!
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I can't make it
Don't want to register online? Call Kelly at 563-322-8844 to sign up over the phone!

 
Figge Fat Tuesday Event PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Natalie Dunlop   
Wednesday, 06 February 2013 10:03

The Taste of New Orleans is Coming to the Figge on Fat Tuesday

Davenport, Iowa (February 5, 2013) – The taste of New Orleans will be invading the Figge Art Museum for the 9th annual Mardi Gras Rajun Cajun Fest taking place one week from today on Fat Tuesday, February 12.

Area chefs from the Figge, Thunder Bay, Machine Shed, Gendler’s Black Ram, Crow Valley Country Club, Johnny’s Italian Steakhouse, Gramma’s Kitchen and Select Specialty Hospital will be cooking Cajun-inspired appetizers, entrees and desserts in the lobby of the museum from 5:30-7:30 p.m.

Guests will have the opportunity to sample each chef’s Cajun creations including chicken and sausage jambalaya, crawfish tails with alligator gumbo, oyster po’boys, beignets and much more. There will be live music by local artist Lewis Knudsen, the option to participate in a make-your-own Mardi Gras mask art activity, a cash bar and a chance to cast votes for your favorite chef.

This is the first year the Figge has hosted the event and all proceeds will benefit the museum’s outreach programs for thousands of area students. Advance tickets are $25 each or two for $45. To purchase tickets, visit www.figgeartmuseum.org or call 563-326-7804 x2046. Tickets at the door are $30 each or two for $55. Doors open at 5:00 p.m.

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. To contact the museum, please call 563.326.7804, or visit www.figgeartmuseum.org.

 

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New Exhibit and Open House at GAHC PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Kelly Lao   
Wednesday, 06 February 2013 10:00

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Davenport, IA- The German American Heritage Center is happy to announce the Grand Opening of the new exhibit, Eye of the Beholder: The Photography of Bradley W. Schaupp on Sunday, February 10th from 12-4 during our Fasching Open House. In this exhibit, Christine Powers shares the photography of her grandfather, Bradley W. Schaupp and the images he captured over a lifetime. Educated at the famed Fred Archer School of Photography, his works range from portraiture to nature and still life.

The open house will feature this new exhibit along with information on the German Mardi Gras, Fasching. Enjoy treats and the music of renownd pianist Troy Harris of Enjoy With Troy! Free Admission! GAHC is located at 712 W 2nd St. Davenport, IA, off of  the base of the Centennial Bridge. For more information contact Kelly at 563-322-8844 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

 
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