THURSDAYS AT THE FIGGE
7 pm Thursday, March 13
Gallery Talk: “Glass in Ancient Rome: A Brief History Through Images”
Associate Professor Sinclair Bell of Northern Illinois University will provide an overview of the history of Roman glass in conjunction with the Roman Glass Works exhibition in the Lewis Gallery. Bell has excavated in Italy and Tunisia, and worked as a curatorial assistant at museums in Germany and Greece. Bell’s research is broadly concerned with Etruscan and Roman material culture and art, especially its social history, Renaissance reception and contemporary theorization.
WINE & ART
WINE & ART
6-8 pm Thursday, April 3
Printmaking with Cindy Bergthold
$20/student; all supplies provided
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.
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Wonderful Watercolor with Don Heggen • May 1
Fiber Mosaics with Lori Miller • June 5
ART HISTORY MEMBER CLASS
Ancient Roman Art & Culture
2:30-4:30 pm Sundays, March 2, 9, 16, 23
Join us for a four-week art history class that explores ancient Roman art and culture, especially as it pertains to ancient glassmaking.
Dr. Ethan Gannaway will teach the course in the John Deere Auditorium. The class is free for members, but pre-registration is required. Contact Heather Aaronson at email@example.com or 563.326.7804 x2045 to sign up.
Dr. Gannaway is a visiting assistant professor in the History Department at St. Ambrose University. He teaches and researches interdisciplinary topics centered on the ancient world, using text and image to understand the past with emphasis on ancient Rome.
STUDIO CLASSES AND WORKSHOPS
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.
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 exhibition tours:
Kids Design Glass
1:30 pm Saturday, March 29
1:30 pm Sunday, March 16
1:30 pm Saturday, March 22
1:30 pm Sunday, March 30
Lipman & Klenell Landscape
1:30 pm Saturday, March 15
1:30 pm Sunday, March 23
about Figge outreach programs for K-12 teachers, including The Big Picture, Museums Alive!, Art Lessons to Go and Study Tours.