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FASHION TOUR OFFERED AT FIGGE PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Susan Horan   
Monday, 13 June 2011 14:46

Examine Women’s Clothing and Jewelry through Art

The Figge Art Museum presents “Fashionable Women in Art Tour” every Sunday during the month of June at 1:30 pm. Museum tour guides, referred to as docents, will discuss several works in the permanent collection, including two portraits from the seventeenth century as well as paintings from the nineteenth century and early twentieth century. The tour will highlight both clothing and jewelry. The tour lasts approximately one hour.

Admission to the museum and tour is $7. Admission is free to Figge members and institutional members.

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HISTORIC DAVENPORT ARCHITECTURE TOUR PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Susan Horan   
Monday, 13 June 2011 14:46

Figge Tour Highlights Davenport History and Architecture

The Figge Art Museum is offering a tour of historic buildings in downtown Davenport this summer.  The tour begins at the Figge Art Museum and features several buildings, including  J.H.C. Petersen’s Sons Store (1892), Putnam Building (1910), M.L. Parker Bulding (1922), Mississippi Hotel (1931), Kahl Building and Capitol Theatre (1920), First National Bank Building (1923), and Davenport Bank and Trust (1927). The tour will explore the style and meaning of these buildings in context with Davenport’s historic period of development. The tour will conclude at the Figge Art Museum with a discussion of the meaning of David Chipperfield’s design for the Quad Cities Community. Tours are led by Figge docents.

Tours begin at 10:30 am and last approximately 90 minutes. Wednesday tour dates include June 15, July 6, August 3, and September 7. Saturday tour dates include June 18, July 2, July 16, August 6, August 20, and September 3. Participants are encouraged to dress appropriately for warm weather and wear comfortable shoes. The museum will provide bottled water.

Admission to the museum and tour is $7. Admission is free to Figge members and institutional members.

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“GO LOOPY” Mississippi River Art and Gallery Tour……where the river flows west! PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Narveen Aryaputri   
Monday, 13 June 2011 12:05

Tour the Mississippi River area Art Galleries and Artists’ Studios July 30 and 31st and meet the artists!  The Go Loopy Art tour include Art and Artists in cities and towns along the river where the river flows west in our area.

A yellow school bus, called “Go Loopy” will be painted by area River City Artists.  The bus is provided by Johannes Bus Service, Inc. and will remain part of their permanent collection with future Art Gallery trips when determined.

The bus will be very visable in our area, thereby highlighting the artists and their art work. 

The public is invited to come and watch the artists and their progress. Face painting for children will be available during the Go Loopy bus painting.

Reservations for the Go Loopy Tours for Saturday or Sunday, choose your morning or evening tour.

Email:  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it OR by phone at The Institute 309.762.9202

Price for the tour is: $25.00 per person.

Dining is extra, restaurants will be chosen or a box lunch will be available for purchase.  Box Lunches will be prepared by Chef LindaRangel of The Moline Club.

Tour times are:

Saturday July 30   9am to 3pm  OR 3:30pm to 8:30pm

Sunday July 31    9am to 3pm OR 3:30pm to 8:30pm

the exact stops will be released when they are finalized.

 
FIGGE ART MUSEUM SEEKS VOLUNTEERS PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Susan Horan   
Friday, 10 June 2011 13:07

Volunteer Opportunities
Information June 15 and 29, 2011

Davenport, Iowa – June, 2011  – The Figge Art Museum currently has volunteer opportunities available in the areas of education programs, visitor services, community outreach and studio classes. Individuals who have an interest in community volunteerism or art and related programming may register for the June volunteer information sessions.

The information sessions for prospective volunteers will be held Wednesday June 15, 2011 from 10am-11:30am OR Wednesday June 29, 2011 from 2pm-330pm at the Figge Art Museum.  These sessions will be geared specifically to adults and students, who are interested in volunteering and community support opportunities in art education, public relations, administrative support, community outreach and visitor services.  The session will include an introduction of volunteer opportunities, a museum orientation and application procedures.  To register for this session, please call Museum Services Director Jennifer Brooke, 563-326-7804, ext. 2048.

Volunteering at the Figge is a great way to support your community by sharing your personal and professional experience with a non profit organization.  For more information, please visit the Figge Art Museum Web site, www.figgeartmuseum.org, or email  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .  

About the Figge Art Museum

The Figge Art Museum, formerly the Davenport Museum of Art, opened August 6, 2005. The award-winning building designed by architect David Chipperfield holds a collection of approximately 3,500 works that reflect artistic styles and developments from the Renaissance to contemporary art, with particular strengths in American Regionalist, Mexican Colonial, and Haitian art.  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 throughSaturday, Sundays 12-5 p.m.and Thursdays 10 a.m.- 9p.m. To contact the museum, please call 563.326.7804, or visit our website, www.figgeartmuseum.org.

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FIGGE ART MUSEUM
225 W. 2nd Street|Davenport, Iowa|52801

NOW ON EXHIBITION:
Waterviews from the Figge Collection | May 7 through Aug 21, 2011
The John Deere Collection | Through Summer 2011
Legacy for Iowa: Pollock’s Mural and Modern Masterworks from the University of Iowa Museum of Art | Ongoing
Portraits: Photography from the Brent Sikkema Collection | Ongoing
Frank Lloyd Wright: The Art Living | Ongoing

 
The Putnam Museum and the American Museum of Natural History partner to present Science Bulletins PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Dan McNeil   
Tuesday, 07 June 2011 13:07

The media is invited a very special preview of Science Bulletins at the Putnam Museum on Friday, June 10 at 10am. Please contact Dan McNeil if you plan to attend.

Beginning on June 11, visitors to the Putnam Museum will be able to enjoy award-winning Science Bulletins video productions from the American Museum of Natural History. The visually stunning updates include the latest in astrophysics, Earth sciences, biodiversity, and human biology—displayed on high-definition plasma screens in four locations through out the Museum. The Bulletins (Astro, Earth, Bio, and Human) use a blend of documentary videos, three-dimensional animation, and data visualization to bring scientific research to life for adults and children alike. 

Many of these features are six- to eight-minute documentaries that follow scientists to field sites and laboratories around the world to explore topics ranging from the search for ultra-high energy cosmic rays to the rapid evolution of fish species along the Lower Congo River, to the latest research on human papillomaviruses (HPV) and the various cancers they can trigger in humans.

Science Bulletins is a production of the National Center for Science Literacy, Education, and Technology (NCSLET), part of the Department of Education at the AMNH.  Each Bulletin is produced by AMNH’s curatorial and scientific staff and a team of video producers, designers, writers, and educators using state-of-the-art technologies such as high-definition video and 3-D computer graphics to present cutting-edge research.

Science Bulletins is brought to the Putnam Museum thanks to a grant from the Alcoa Foundation.

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