Thursday, September 18
5:30 pm Opening Reception
7 pm Exhibition Introduction: Artists First
Free Admission

Exhibition jurors Pamela White and Leslie Bell will introduce the Artists First exhibition while speaking to its importance in the academic field of studio arts instruction and its connection to practicing, professional artists.

Living Proof Exhibit PechaKucha Night

Michelangelo-Pope.jpgART LOVER'S BOOK CLUB
1 pm Wednesday, October 1
Figge Dining Room
Free; members-only program

All art lovers with a Figge Museum membership are invited to join a lively discussion in the Figge cafe about artistic literature. Each program includes a short introduction, discussion led by a Figge docent, and group discussion. Bring a brown bag lunch if desired.

For more information, contact Lynn at 563.326.7804 x2006 or

OCTOBER BOOK: Michelangelo and the Pope's Ceiling by Ross King
Discussion leader: Judy Hazelton
The book recounts the years spent painting the ceiling and the politics and rivalries that swirled through that time. Download questions.

Next month: The Hare with the Amber Eyes by Edmund de Waal 

Download a flyer with information about upcoming books and meeting dates.

Wine-ArtW.jpgWINE & ART

Enjoy interesting, fun studio art activities paired with a glass of wine, light hors d’oeuvres and great conversation during Wine & Art nights at the Figge. Featuring a different art medium each month, you’ll create finished art works to display in your home in these cool, casual studio sessions.

Pre-registration required • Call 563.326.7804 x2045 or email

6-8 pm Thursday, October 2
Special Session: Cancer Patients, Survivors & Caretakers with Emily Christenson
$20/student; all supplies provided

Enjoy light hors d’oeuvres, wine and sweet treats while painting with artist Emily Christenson in a relaxed, social studio setting. This special evening is a collaborative effort between Living Proof Exhibit and the Figge Art Museum to celebrate the strength and resilience of cancer survivors and the caretakers who offer them comfort and aid.

6-8 pm Thursday, October 9
Day of the Dead with Gloria Burlingame
$20/student; all supplies provided

La Calavera Catrina is a defining image of the Day of the Dead celebration. Learn the history of the Catrina and Day of the Dead traditions as you fashion your own 3D mixed-media Catrina figure.

Download a flyer with more information.


Japanese Brush Calligraphy Art with Anna Ito • November 6
Association, USA Division, will teach the Japanese Hiragana/
Katakana alphabets, basic Japanese calligraphic brush strokes and Japanese Kanji characters. Create a colorful holiday wreath and one-of-a-kind holiday cards in this relaxed, fun class.


Create something colorful, bold, and fun - take a studio art class. Double the fun and come with a friend! Learn more about adult studio art classes.


Docent-led Tours
Delve deeper into the significance of the art featured in an exhibition by joining a docent-led tour on Sunday at 1:30 pm. Our knowledgable docents will deepen your understanding, and you'll come away with a greater appreciation of the artwork presented.

Upcoming tours:
African American Art since 1950: Perspectives from the David C. Driskell Center
1:30 pm Saturdays, October 4, 11
1:30 pm Sundays, October 5, 19


Learn more about Figge outreach programs for K-12 teachers, including The Big Picture, Museums Alive!, Art Lessons to Go and Study Tours.