Figge Art Museum
225 W. 2nd Street, Davenport, IA 52801 - United States
The Figge Art Museum is the premier art exhibition and education facility between Chicago and Des Moines. With soaring glass walls reflecting the constantly changing sky, the museum’s expansive galleries and intimate rooms are home to some of the Midwest’s finest art collections.
Studio-style classrooms allow young and old to participate in the creative process.
Henry Dreyfuss: Designs for the Modern Age
Organized by the Figge Art Museum, Henry Dreyfuss: Designs for the Modern Age features the work of influential industrial designer Henry Dreyfuss. Dreyfuss and his firm designed the styled John Deere tractor, the Western Electric Model 500 telephone and numerous other iconic products. Original sketches, proposals and objects on loan from John Deere Archives, the Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum, the Albany Institute of History and Art, and the AT&T Archives and History Center are on view.
Didier William: Lakou
Lakou features mixed-media paintings and prints by the artist Didier William. Born in Port-au-Prince and raised in Miami, William draws on Haitian history, mythology and personal experience to explore themes of cultural identity. William utilizes a variety of techniques including woodcarving, collage, printmaking and painting in his work. He received his BFA from the Maryland Institute College of Art and his MFA from Yale. William is Assistant Professor of Expanded Print at Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University.
41st Rock Island Art Guild Fine Arts Exhibition
The Figge is proud to once again host the Rock Island Art Guild Fine Arts Exhibition. This exhibition will display works by artists living with 150 miles of Rock Island, working in a variety of mediums. Candace Moeller, independent curator and associate director of Cristin Tierney Gallery, New York, N.Y., will act as this year’s juror. Visitors are also encouraged to evaluate the artworks for themselves and help select this year’s “People’s Choice” and “Children’s Choice” awards.
Young Artists at the Figge 2020
Elementary art students from eight area school districts are represented in the 2020 Young Artists exhibition. Thanks to museum and donor support, admission for recognition days is free for student artists, teachers, family and friends. Exhibitions are sponsored in part by the Brand Boeshaar Foundation Fund and the Hubbell-Waterman Foundation.
George Olson: The Found Object
George Olson has been working as an artist for over 50 years. This exhibition will focus on his earlier works which use found objects as inspiration. Using a range of mediums including woodcut relief, ink wash, charcoal and assemblage Olson moves beyond the objects he is referencing to create bold graphic abstractions that simulate the intriguing surface textures of his source material.
Figuratively Drawn: Works from the Figge Collection
Drawing from the figure has long been part of the traditional training for artists. Using the human form as a jumping off point and drawing as a medium, the artists in this exhibition explore the infinitely varied ways that the body can be portrayed. This exhibition, pulled from the Figge collection will feature works by artists Edouard Duval-Carrié, Larry Rivers, Leonardo Lasansky, Jim Nutt and many others.
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