Davenport, IOWA (June 2012) In an effort to assist Davenport residents coping with the high temperatures, the Figge Art Museum will be opening its doors to area residents as a cooling center starting today through Friday at no charge. The Figge Art Museum is located at 225 West Second Street and museum hours are 10 am until 9 pm today and 10 am until 5 pm Friday.

Visitors to the museum can view two special exhibitions, in addition to the museum's permanent collection.  Now on view are the exhibitions Waxing Poetic: Exploring Expression in Art, featuring poetry and works from the permanent collection, and David Plowden's Iowa, a photography exhibition highlighting scenes from across Iowa. The permanent collection includes works by Grant Wood, Frank Lloyd Wright and John Bloom.

On Thursday at 7pm, Bruce Carter, Leslie Bell, Erin Marie Bertram, Ryan Collins, and David Murray will lead the panel discussion "Poetic Words/Artistic Images".  This discussion about artistic inspiration and expression is offered in conjunction with the Figge's weekly series "Thursdays at the Figge".

About the Figge Art Museum

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 through Saturday and Sundays 12-5 p.m.  Thursdays the museum is open until 9pm. To contact the museum, please call 563.326.7804, or visit our website, www.figgeartmuseum.org.


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