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“ALL ABOUT ART” tour offered at the Figge PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Steve Mohr   
Wednesday, 25 January 2012 13:27
The Figge Art Museum presents a special themed tour “All About Art” at 1:30 pm Sunday, January 29. This tour will examine several paintings which represent different genres, or types of art. Docents Barb Hansen and Sandy Cahoy will discuss the characteristics of each type of painting as well as the techniques the artists used in each genre. The tour begins with religious works in the Latin American Gallery and ends with Mural, Jackson Pollock’s modern masterpiece. The tour lasts approximately one hour.

Admission to the museum and tour is $7. Admission is free to Figge members and institutional members. For a list of tours and other programs, visit


Due to overwhelming demand Additional White Rose Film Showings Added! PDF Print E-mail
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Written by German American Heritage Center   
Tuesday, 24 January 2012 10:09
The German American Heritage Center and the Jewish Federation of the Quad Cities are happy to announce additional showings of companion films to the current  "White Rose" Exhibit at GAHC.  We had a full house on Sunday, Jan.29 and apologize to those who had to be turned away!   Please try to join us for the following opportunities:


Saturday, Feb 4, 4:00 - "The White Rose" 1983    EXTRA SHOWING ADDED


Sunday, Feb 5, 1:00 and 4:00 "Sophie Scholl: The Final Days," 2006 Nominated as 'Best Foreign Film'


Figge Museum Auditorium                 $5 Admission; Students Free with I.D.

A "Notable" Request for GAHC Members PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Janet Brown-Lowe   
Monday, 23 January 2012 14:05
In partnership with the Quad City Symphony GAHC is seeking additional individuals and families who would be willing to host German muscians from the "Hochschule für Musik" (music academy) of Detmold, Germany.  We have 15 bed slots filled and need an additional 10; homes with 2 beds are preferred if possible.  These musicians are assisting with the QC Symphony's Requiem project, which is the largest and most ambitious concert ever undertaken here in the Quad Cities.  Your hosting responsibilities would include beds, some meals and local transportation to/from rehearsals and performances, located at the Adler Theater and Centennial Hall, Augustana College.  There is little time for "tourist" type hosting.


Friday, March 2 -  Sunday, March 4


Hosts will be provided with a detailed timetable and will qualify for four free tickets to the concert either Sat or Sunday.


Mississippi River Valley Art Directory reminds the public of the 2012 spring art drive, May 5 & 6. PDF Print E-mail
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Written by MRVAD   
Monday, 23 January 2012 13:41
One of the largest self-guided art drives in the midwest, MRVAD boasts of 50 participating sights, representing over 200 artists, upward of 30 mediums showing off a multitude of perspectives and techniques.

Individual artists may demonstrate from their home studios or galleries, some may present work in their preferred retail location, while some sights will offer classes. 

This self-guided art drive is unique in several aspects.  First, it offers local art work from Dubuque and Galena all the way along the Mississippi to Galesburg.  Secondly, the variety of art encompasses everyone's needs: decorating, gifting, adornment and practicality! 

The drive hours are 10am - 5pm, Saturday May 5 & Sunday May 6, 2012.  Visit to verify participating location address, contact information and times.  A printable map availabe March 15, 2012 with all the details @

New Figge Exhibition Features Original Works from Children’s Literature PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Susan Horan   
Wednesday, 18 January 2012 10:12

“Fins and Feathers” Celebrates Storybook Illustrations

New Figge Exhibition Features Original Works from Children’s Literature


(Davenport, IA) - Dive into a watercolor world where “fish is fish.” Join a little turtle on a big adventure. Head into the woods with John James Audubon. Or come face-to-face with a beautiful blackbird. “Fins and Feathers: Children’s Book Illustrations from The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art” opens at the Figge Art Museum on Saturday, January 21, 2012.  The family-friendly exhibition celebrates the artistic achievements of children’s book artists with 43 original storybook illustrations from the late 1960s through today. Populated by an array of dazzling animals both real and imaginary, “Fins and Feathers” introduces viewers of all ages to memorable creatures from children’s literature.


Focused entirely on images of friendly and comical animals, “Fins and Feathers” features works from the collection of 'The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art in Amherst, Mass'. Established by artist and author Eric Carle in 2002, the museum is the first full-scale museum of its kind in America, devoted exclusively to original picture book art from American and international illustrators.


Included in the exhibition are works by Arnold Lobel, Ashley Bryan, John Par Miller, Eric Carle, Leo Lionni and John James Audubon. “Fins and Feathers” features daydreaming fish, stately egrets, day-tripping chickens, and one very mixed-up chameleon. By turns humorous and elegant, the illustrations sparkle with bright colors and even brighter original imagery. This family-friendly exhibition is the perfect attraction for children and children-at-heart.


In concert with “Fins and Feathers,” the Figge is providing several other educational activities including a free family event sponsored by Wells Fargo and John Deere on February 4, and a workshop for aspiring children’s book artists and authors on February 18.  For more information about “Fins and Feathers” and its related activities, visit or call the Figge at (563) 326-7804.


A portion of the proceeds from this exhibition to benefit the Genesis BirthCenter.

Exhibition Programs

Fins and Feathers Exhibition Reception and Art Talk
6 pm Thursday, February 2

The Luck of the Draw
1-4 pm Saturday, February 18
3-part program led by illustrator Cori Doerrfeld 


Free Community Event

Fins and Feathers Family Day
Noon-3 pm Saturday, February 4
Sponsored by Wells Fargo and John Deere


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