Art, Galleries & Museums
1500 Ton Building Largest Museum Move in U.S. History PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Shelby Kraus   
Monday, 20 June 2011 12:34
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (June 17, 2011) –  The historic move of the National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library (NCSML) in Cedar Rapids, Iowa begin its journey on June 18. Patterson Structural Moving plans to start the pivot of the building in the morning and expects it to get to the staging area by the end of the day

“Lightening or severe weather are the only things that will stop our 1500 building from moving,”  said CEO/President Gail Naughton.

The moving company has placed heavy metal plates over the road and will proceed with the pivot. The river side will then become the front side of the relocated and elevated museum. Plans call for moving the building just parallel with the new foundation/parking garage.

Plans have been finalized for the historic relocation of the flood damaged building currently located at 30 Sixteenth Ave. SW. Once the structure is secured and relocated, it will
be elevated to its final height 11ft. above where it sits today and 3 ft. above the level of the 2008 flood. It will then be rolled on to the new foundation and finally set down and secured in place.

“Live webcams on www.NCSML.org will allow viewing around the clock for the many people around the world interested in viewing all the activity. We are excited that this exceptional moment in the museum’s history is finally coming to fruition. The expansion and renovation of this museum and library is a major milestone in flood recovery and an historic event for the city and the state of Iowa,” said Naughton.

To see an animation on how the building will be moved, visit http://www.ncsml.org/Content/A-Monumental-Move/Newsroom.aspx.

The National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library, located in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, is the leading United States institution preserving and interpreting Czech and Slovak history and culture. It inspires people from every background to connect with Czech and Slovak history and culture.

 
FIGGE OFFERS ART CLASSES FOR ADULTS PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Susan Horan   
Monday, 13 June 2011 14:47

The Figge Art Museum is offering art workshops for adults and teens. Many classes are designed for beginners and do not require any previous art experience. Registration is required one week prior to the workshop date or the first date of the class. To register, call the Figge Education Department at563.326.7804 x2045. For class descriptions and supply lists, please visit www.figgeartmuseum.org.

DRAWING PLEIN AIR
Offsite at Lindsey Park weather permitting; in case of inclement weather, class will meet at the Figge
Instructor:  Gloria Burlingame
10 am – 12:30 pm  Saturday, June 25
$25/members; $30/non-members

SOFT SCULPTURE – MIXED MEDIA
Instructor:  Bonnie Grebner
6 – 8:30pm  Thursdays, July 7 & 14
$45/member; $50/non-member 

TEEN SCREEN PRINTING
For Teens 13 and older
Instructor: Cindy Bergthold
12 – 4 pm  Saturday, July 9
$35/members; $40/non-members

ACRYLIC PAINTING FOR BEGINNERS
Instructor:  Allen Holloway
10 am – 1 pm   Saturday, July 30
$30/members; $35/non-members 

BRUSH CALLIGRAPHY WORKSHOP
Instructor:  Amy Nielsen
10:30 am – 1:30 pm   Saturday, August 13
$30/members; $35/non-members 

DRAWING IN THE GALLERIES WORKSHOP
Instructor:  Lynn Gingras-Taylor
10 am – 12:30 pm  Saturday, August 20
$25/members; $30/non-members

WATERCOLOR PLEIN AIR WORKSHOP - Beginner – Intermediate
Offsite at Vander Veer Park; in case of inclement weather, class will paint in the conservatory
Instructor:  Cindy Bergthold
9 am - 12 pm  Saturday, August 27
$30/members; $35/non-members

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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.

 
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