Mexican/Latinx multidisciplinary artist Tlisza Jaurique will, through July 9 of 2023, employ her inherited indigenous upbringing and aesthetics in service of the Figge Art Museum's Decolonial Intervention, creating her own artistic intervention surrounding the Davenport venue's Spanish Vice Regal collection, reexamining the art in this space, and providing a different viewpoint that allows for a shared authority of the collection.

An eagerly awaited springtime event taking place over Mother's Day weekend in Davenport's spacious Mississippi Valley Fairgrounds, the 2023 Beaux Arts Spring Fair will treat visitors to an outdoor celebration of visual arts and fine crafts on May 13 and 14, with the annual event featuring food, live music, children's activities, and works for sale by more than 80 artists and Midwestern vendors.

Held in conjunction with the Figge Art Museum's assemblage of 11 arresting prints by a former teacher at the Davenport Museum of Art (now the Figge) and Davenport's St. Ambrose University, the Davenport venue will, on May 18, host the insightful virtual program Celebrating Maria Cusumano with Mark Towner, the online guest discussing his late wife's work in the Lewis Gallery's current exhibit Mother, Goddess, Crone: The Art of Maria Cusumano.

Maquoketa Caves Prairie - New England Aster

The River Cities’ Reader 2023 Spring Photo Contest received submissions in three categories: "Prairie," "Oaks," and "Ethanol." Here are our winners and favorites. Thanks to all who submitted!

A life-size bronze sculpture, Lincoln with Boy on Bridge, stands in downtown Davenport’s Bechtel Park near the Arsenal Bridge. Abraham Lincoln stands on a railroad track gazing forward; a seated boy looks up to him. Jeff Adams’ sculpture depicts a small moment between events that brought America closer to Civil War.

Held in conjunction with the Davenport's venue's popular and fascinating springtime exhibition, curators Kevin Jones and Christina M. Johnson will participate in an April 20 Curator Talk at the Figge Art Museum as they discuss Sporting Fashion: Outdoor Girls 1800 to 1960, a groundbreaking survey of the history of women's sportswear.

Dozens of works by gifted student artists will be on display at Rock Island's Quad City Arts Center through April 27 in the expansive 46th Annual High School Art Invitational, a glorious celebration of local talent featuring the Quad Cities’ most promising artists expressing themselves through paintings, drawings, sculpture, metals, ceramics, photography, digital media and film.

Held in conjunction with the Figge Art Museum's popular exhibit Sporting Fashion: Outdoor Girls 1800 to 1960, noted dress Historian Nicole Rudolph, on April 16, will engage in the second of a two-part overview on the seismic shifts that transformed women’s clothing between 1800 and 1960, with an emphasis on developments in women’s athletic wear.

Eugene Walker Baker was born in Davenport on June 15, 1925. He attended Davenport High School, where he starred in basketball and track for the Blue Devils. In his senior year, he was an all-state basketball player. First team.

With the latest exhibition at the University of Dubuque’s Bisignano Art Gallery, students in the institution's Department of Digital Art and Design (DART) have been given an opportunity to step away from the classroom’s client-driven projects and create individual pieces of artwork of the new showcase of young talent The Edge Show, on display through April 11.