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ADULT PROGRAMS

ThursWine-W.jpgTHURSDAYS AT THE FIGGE
Thursday, April 24
5:30 pm Complimentary light appetizers
6:30 pm PechaKucha 0resentations


PechaKucha Night (PKN) is a fun, informal event featuring residents of the Quad Cities, who share their interests, hobbies, passions and creations. PKN originally was devised in Tokyo in 2003 as a presentation method for designers. It has since spread to more than 700 cities worldwide, including Davenport in 2013. The Figge looks forward to its second year of hosting these events each month!



Wine-ArtW.jpgWINE & ART
THE MAY SESSION OF WINE & ART IS NOW FULL!
If interested, please register as soon as possible for the June session.

6-8 pm Thursday, May 1
Wonderful Watercolor with Don Heggen
$20/student; all supplies provided

Pre-registration required Call 563.326.7804 x2045 or email haaronson@figgeartmuseum.org

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.

Download a flyer with more information.

UPCOMING DATES
Fiber Mosaics with Lori Miller • June 5
No Wine & Art in July
Awesome Acrylics with Allen Holloway • August 7

Special Wine & Art in October
Cancer Survivors & Caretakers Art Night with Emily Christenson • October 2
Spend a creative evening painting with artist Emily Christenson.  Enjoy light hors d’oeuvres, a glass of wine and a sweet treat while you express yourself artfully in a relaxed, social studio setting. This special evening is a collaborative effort between Living Proof, a Quad Cities' cancer survivors program, and the Figge Art Museum to help celebrate the strength and resilience of cancer survivors and the caretakers who offered them comfort and aid.


ART LOVERS BOOK CLUB
1 pm Wednesday, May 7
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 lgtaylor@figgeartmuseum.org


Book for May meeting: Why Your FIve-Year-Old Could Not Have Done That by Susie Hodge
In discussing this book Amazon notes: "Susie Hodge, author of How to Survive Modern Art, explains why the best examples of modern art are actually the result of sophisticated thought and serious talent. From Marcel Duchamp's notorious Fountain and the scribbles of Cy Twombly to Mark Rothko's multiforms and Carl Andre's uncarved blocks, Hodge addresses critical outrage with a revealing insight into the technical skill, layering of ideas, and sheer inspiration behind each work. In cleverly organized chapters such as "Objects/Toys," "Provocations/Tantrums," and "People/Monsters," Hodges thoughtfully and definitively lays bare the perception that modern art is mere child's play."

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


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.




TOURS

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:

Kids Design Glass
1:30 pm Sunday:  April 27, May 4

Katja Loher: Videoplanet-Orchestra
1:30 pm Saturday: April 26, May 3

Exhibition Highlights
1:30 pm Saturday, April 19
1:30 pm Sunday, April 20

Downtown Architecture
1:30 pm Saturday:  May 10, 17, 24, June 7

Treasures from the Collection – Docent's Choice
1:30 pm Sunday:  May 11, 18, 25, June 1

Innovators and Legends
1:30 pm Saturday:  June 14, 21, July 19
1:30 pm Sunday:  June 8, 15, 22, July 13

Celebrate America
1:30 pm Saturday:  June 28, July 5
1:30 pm Sunday: June 29, July 6

Two Americans in Paris
1:30 pm Saturday, July 12
1:30 pm Sunday, July 20


FOR TEACHERS

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