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Bufe Program on 8/14 PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Ruth Reynolds   
Thursday, 04 August 2011 08:17

Sunday, August 14, 2011   2:00 p.m.
German   American   Heritage   Center
712 West 2nd Street  Davenport  IA   52802

The   German   American   Heritage   Center   presents local educator Bruce Bufe in the first of a series on personal family immigration histories called “My German Story.”  This program features the life and times of Franz Gustav Bufe, a German immigrant cigar maker in   Moline   in the l880’s.  He was also an artist, a poet, and a keen social critic of his time.  Come experience his poems in translation and explore the themes and views of a common man with an uncommon talent for self-expression. This program is re-scheduled from a spring emergency cancellation. 

Members free; public welcome with $5.00 admission; includes museum exhibits.

 
Lance Armstrong at the Figge’s Free Admission Weekend PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Susan Horan   
Thursday, 28 July 2011 12:36

(Davenport, IA) - The Quad-City Times will sponsor a free admissions weekend at the Figge Art Museum Friday, July 29 through Sunday, July 31. While Lance Armstrong is not scheduled to make an appearance at the RAGBRAI finish line, visitors to the Downtown Davenport Street Fest are invited to seeLance Armstrong at the Figge for free during the Bix7/RAGBRAI weekend.   Lance Armstrong, a photo of Armstrong nude on his bike taken by famed photographer Annie Leibovitz in 1999, is currently on view in the Figge lobby. The Figge’s Bix7/RAGBRAI weekend events will also include a free Spin Art activity on the Plaza from 5-7 p.m. on Friday, July 29 and from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday, July 31. The museum will lead a free guided tour of The Art of Seating on Sunday at 1:30 p.m.

The Figge Museum currently features three special exhibitions, in addition to works in the permanent collection.  The Art of Seating: 200 Years in American Chair Design includes more than 40 distinctive chairs selected from the Jacobsen American Chair Collection. Intriguing Images: Docent Picks from the Figge Collection features works popular with Figge visitors and docent and the exhibition Water Views from the Figge Collection explores and celebrates the beauty and diversity of water.

The permanent collection now showcases Pleasures from a Country Life, a new gallery installation featuring selections from the John Deere Art Collection.  Recent changes to the permanent collection also include the installation The American West as a Myth, which highlights the Figge’s Western Collection, and The Spirit of Haitian Art, which showcases the Figge’s impressive Haitian Collection. 

The free admission weekend is great opportunity for families, visitors, and locals to escape the head and explore the museum during the downtown festivities. For more information contact the Figge Art Museum at 563.326.7804.

The Art of Seating is developed by the Museum of Contemporary Art Jacksonville and the Jacobsen Collection of American Art; tour organized by International Arts & Artists, Washington, D.C.  and sponsored locally by Sears Manufacturing, Paragon Commercial Interiors, Inc., and Rick Bowers.

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German American Heritage Center Event PDF Print E-mail
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Written by German American Heritage Center   
Tuesday, 26 July 2011 13:22

The German American Heritage Center in Davenport welcomes civil war enthusiasts!    The exhibit "Iowa in the Civil War: The German Element" is available through August 7. A companion FREE traveling exhibit from the Iowa State Historical Society in the GAHC parking lot features "The Fiery Trial: Iowa in the Civil War." Visitors can see why Iowa entered the war, the impact of war on the state of Iowa, the work of Annie Wittenmyer as she cared for the wounded and orphaned, and efforts in Iowa to improve civil rights for all after the war.

A special touchscreen feature allows Iowans to search for their Union army ancestors in the Civil War by name and county.

 

A special $10 family ticket for all inside exhibits is available during the "Fiery Trial" run from July 28 through August 7. Other tickets are Adults $5, Seniors $4 and children $3.

 

Special hours for the civil war features are July 28 - August 7 from 10:00 through 7:00 EXCEPT July 28 10:00 - 4:00; July 31 noon to 6:00 and August 7, noon to 4:00.

 

Information available at www.gahc.org OR (563) 322-8844 or  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

 
The German American Heritage Center in Davenport welcomes civil war enthusiasts! PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Ruth Reynolds   
Friday, 22 July 2011 22:59

The exhibit “Iowa in the Civil War: The German Element” is available through August 7. A companion FREE traveling exhibit from the Iowa State Historical Society in the GAHC parking lot features “The Fiery Trial: Iowa in the Civil War.” Visitors can see why Iowa entered the war, the impact of war on the state of Iowa, the work of Annie Wittenmyer as she cared for the wounded and orphaned, and efforts in Iowa to improve civil rights for all after the war.

A special touchscreen feature allows Iowans to search for their Union army ancestors in the Civil War by name and county.

A special $10 family ticket for all inside exhibits is available during the “Fiery Trial” run from July 28 through August 7. Other tickets are Adults $5, Seniors $4 and children $3.

Special hours for the civil war features are July 28 – August 7 from 10:00 through 7:00 EXCEPT July 28 10:00 – 4:00; July 31 noon to 6:00 and August 7, noon to 4:00.

Information available at www.gahc.org OR (563) 322-8844 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

 

 
Quad City Arts Hosts Free Train Exhibit & Art Expo for the 2011 Train Festival PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Rebecca Green   
Tuesday, 19 July 2011 18:26

WHERE: Train Exhibit located at Quad City Arts Center Gallery,  Rock Island ,  IL   61201
Art Expo located at the end of
  3rd St.   in the District of Rock Island, IL 61201

DATES: Train Exhibit: July 21st – July 24th

Art Expo: July 22nd

ADMISSION: Train Exhibit & Art Expo are FREE

As part of 2011 Train Festival, Quad City Arts Gallery is hosting an exhibit created by the Tri-County N-Scale Model Train Club from July 21st- July 24th. The train display features N-scale model railways with different background scenery. Some of the scenes include an airport, mountain range, farm towns, and even a small scale replica of   Geneseo  Illinois   in the 1950’s. Visitors will also have the opportunity to view the current gallery installation, “The Artist in You” group exhibit, which features 37 works of art from emerging and accomplished artists living within a 250-mile radius of the Quad Cities. The gallery will be open extended hours for the festival: July 21st   10 am  -6 pm , July 22nd   3:30 pm  -9 pm , July 23rd   11 am  -6 pm , and July 24th   11 am  -5 pm .

In addition to the gallery exhibit, Quad City Arts will also provide an outdoor Art Expo on Friday, July 22nd from   10 am  8 pm  , located at the end of   3rd Street   in the District of Rock Island. Admission to the Art Expo is free and will feature original artwork by local artists and live music.

The public is invited both events. For more information please visit http://www.quadcityarts.com/exhibits.asp.

The Quad City Arts Center Gallery is located at   1715 Second Avenue   in the Arts and Entertainment District of   Rock Island  . All   Quad   City   Arts programs are funded in part by Festival of Trees;   Quad   City   Arts Partners; and operating grants from the   Illinois   Arts Council, a state agency; and the   Iowa   Arts Council, a division of the Department of Cultural Affairs.   Quad   City   Arts is a nonprofit local arts agency dedicated to the growth and vitality of the   Quad   City   region through the presentation, development and celebration of the arts and humanities.

For more information, contact Visual Arts Director, Dawn Wohlford-Metallo at 309-793-1213 ext. 108 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

 
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