Last updated: 3/12/2011
Davenport, Iowa
Address
225 W. 2nd Street
Davenport, IA 52801
phone: 563-326-7804
fax: 563-326-7876
web: www.figgeartmuseum.org
Hours
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Sa 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Thursday 10:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Monday closed

Admissions
$7 Adults
$6 for those age 60 and older
$6 for Students with ID
$4 for ages 3-12.
Museum Type(s)
Art
Staff
Vanessa Benson, Administrative Assistant
phone: 563-326-7804
Heather Aaronson, Education Assistant
Jennifer Brooke, Director of Museum Services
Andrew Wallace, Registrar
Description

Our museum truly brings people and art together. We offer workshops, classes, lectures, films, and of course art in our permanent collection, including our renowned Haitian collection. We also bring numerous world-class exhibitions to our museum. Most of all, we strive to be an arts center for the community.

Mission

The Figge Art Museum, formerly the Davenport Museum of Art, actively serves the public by collecting, conserving and exhibiting art, and by promoting appreciation and creation of visual art through education. As a vital, responsive institution, the Museum brings art and people together, expands the knowledge and love of art and enriches the life of the community through the power of art.

History

The Davenport Municipal Art Gallery opened in 1925, through a gift of 350 European and Mexican Colonial paintings, creating the first municipal art gallery in the State of Iowa. Today, the collections have grown over ten-fold and include more than 3,500 paintings, sculpture, and works on paper from the 16th century to the present.

Artifact Collections

Archives include the Grant Wood archives, including the furniture he had in his home. These are being conserved for scholarly use.

Research Collections

Our research library is open to the public.

Educational Programs

The focus of the Figge Art Museum is directed about 60 percent toward education through student-art exhibitions, gallery tours, a fine docent program, educators guides, workshops, school tours, lectures and performances. Fees are dependent upon each individual program.

Governance

Board of Trustees

Library

Access: General Public

Appointment required: Yes

Publications

Yes, the Figge Art Museum has a full-color, glossy quarterly newsletter that is provided to each member and many community and media supporters.

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