In partnership with Genesis Health Quest, Figge will offer free admission to adults 65 years and older on Thursday, October 2, 2008 from 10 am to 9 pm. Genesis will also give free blood pressure checks for seniors in the Figge lobby from 2 - 4 pm.

 Figge is offering the 5-week class, Twentieth Century Photography, free to Figge members. For non-members, the class is $65. The class meets every Tuesday from 7 -8:30 pm starting on September 30, with the last class on October 28.

Since photography's invention in 1839, artists have both celebrated the medium and feared its effect on their craft. This course will trace the development of photography throughout the 20th century from its artistic beginnings to photography in a post-painting art world. This course is offered in conjunction with the exhibition In the Light: Photographs from the Brent Sikkema Collection. Registration and payment is due September 26. Call 563.326.7804 x2045.

Figge is offering 50% off facility rentals for reservations to be held November 2008 - January 2009 in lobby or full museum. To take advantage of this discount, you must contact Jennifer Brooke at 563.326.7804 x2048 or no later than October 25, 2008.
To learn more about the rental amenities download Figge's Facility Rental Guide by clicking here.

Figge is running a Two Year Membership Sale September 1-November 21, 2008 at up to 25% off. New and current Figge members will have the opportunity to join or renew their membership at a special discounted rate when joining or renewing for two years.

Two Year Membership Rates (Click to download form.)
Household $115
Individual $75
Senior/Student/Educator $60

Figge is also running a Gift Membership Sale November 22-December 30, 2008. Gift memberships are a great way to share the Figge with a friend, family member or colleague. Figge members enjoy special benefits all year, including:

-Unlimited free admission
-Discount on classes and trips
-Invitations to Members-Only events, including member previews, watch parties and brunches
-Newsletters and museum mailings with information about upcoming exhibitions and events

Gift Membership Rates (Click to download form.)
Household $50
Individual $35
Senior/Student/Educator $25

Effective January 1, 2009 membership rates will increase slightly to reflect added membership
benefits, such as members-only exhibition previews, brunches, and watch parties. New rates: $75 Household, $50 individual, $40 Senior/Student/Educator.

Membership can only be renewed once between September 1 and December 31.


Visitors will see stunning examples of experimental photography in this exhibition that features about 30 photographs by mid-20th century American photographers. In the Light: Photographs from the Sikkema Collection opens next week on Saturday September 13, 2008 and runs to January 4, 2009. The exhibition will be open during regular Figge hours and included with general admission.

As a preview to the exhibition, on Friday, September 12 at 10:30 am Figge is hosting a question and answer period with Brent Sikkema as he is interviewed by Bruce Carter, the host of the local Art Talks radio program. Mr. Sikkema donated 84 photographs from his extensive collection to the Figge.  Selected photographs from this gift will be exhibited during this exhibition.  The interview will be held in Figge's auditorium and is free with paid admission or membership; and free for college students, professors, and members.

Up to $100 will be reimbursed to area schools per bus to visit the Figge Art Museum. The Butterworth Trust is pleased to offer busing to the Figge Art Museum for your school to experience the exhibit "Birds of America: John James Audubon", Feb. 2 - May 11, 2008.

The Trust will cover up to $100.00 per bus.

To participate contact Gretchen Small, Program Director at 309-765-7971, or Funds are limited.

School visits to the Figge Art Museum must be arranged by contacting Heather at 563-326-7804 ext.2045 or

Museum admission fees for school groups are $3.00 per student, or $5.00 per student with art project. Teacher attends for free. Visits to the Figge can include a movie on Audubon for 5th grade through 12th grade.

ImageMOLINE, Ill. (January 16, 2008) The "Birds of America" Bien edition (1860) by John James Audubon which belonged to John Deere's son, Charles Deere was recently conserved and re-framed. 48 of the 98 prints in this collection will be on major exhibit at the Figge Art Museum in Davenport, Iowa from February 2 to May 11, 2008. It is believed that less than fifty copies of this edition exist today. This is a rare opportunity to see a large number of these popular elephant folio (approximately 3' x 2' in size) prints. Click our exhibit portal image below to learn more, watch videos, and view a sneak peak photo gallery. Sneak peak at exhibit on the web Visit the interactive "Birds of America: John James Audubon" exhibit website at, where you can view a photo gallery, events, watch bird call videos, and listen to a podcast about the local story behind the collection.