current exhibitions

Two Americans in Paris: Stuart Davis and Grant Wood

July 12, 2014 - November 2, 2014

From the mid-nineteenth century until WWII, American artists flocked to Paris in pursuit of inspiration and professional credibility.   Widely regarded as the cultural capital of the world, the French metropolis provided fertile ground for inspiration by enabling aspiring artists to stu...

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From Pencil to Printed Page: Arthur Geisert’s Thunderstorm

June 14, 2014 - September 14, 2014

From Pencil to Printed Page will give Figge visitors a unique opportunity to examine this master printer and storyteller’s process from initial pencil sketches through three stages of printing states to the final, painstakingly hand-colored illustrations immortaliz...

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A Moveable Museum: Works from the UIMA School Programs Collections

June 7, 2014 - August 3, 2014

The Figge Art Museum is partnering with the University of Iowa Museum of Art (UIMA) to bring this exciting, interactive exhibition to the Mary Waterman Gildehaus Community Gallery. Since the Iowa flood of 2008, the UIMA has been unable to serve audiences in traditional ways and has used the UIMA ...

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Local Threads

May 24, 2014 - September 7, 2014

A companion exhibition to Innovators and Legends, Local Threads will feature artists in the Quad Cities region who use fiber and textiles to create vibran...

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Innovators and Legends: Generations in Textiles and Fiber

May 24, 2014 - September 7, 2014

Amid the social and artistic upheavals of the 1960s and 70s, artists began using traditional “craft” media to make sculptural and conceptual works that expanded our definitions of the visual arts. Innovators and Legends, an exhibition organized by the Muskegon Museum of Art, ...

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Figge Art Museum Photography Policy
Visitors are permitted to take still photographs of the building, galleries and artwork with cameras or smart phones for personal, non-commercial use. However, no photography of any kind is permitted in special exhibitions or wherever signs prohibiting photography are posted. The use of flash photography or supplemental lighting is not permitted in the Museum at any time. Remember to respect the privacy of other museum visitors and staff when taking photographs.

Media
Access to the media is by appointment only; contact
Natalie Dunlop, marketing coordinator, for more information.