These galleries are open during regular museum hours and may be included with a museum tour.
Looking for a creative spot for your kids to work on an art project, or a place for you to explore your inner artist? If so, visit the Artica Gallery! Artica is an interactive creative space for all ages. Look at huge painting reproductions on the walls, sit in front of a mirror and draw a self portrait, create on a computer drawing program, "build" a house with the assistance of a paper model or by usings colorful blocks, image a new you when you decorate a reflection of your face with glasses, moustaches or other interesting features, or dive into one of the many other tabletop activities in the space.
Artica helps you discover:
• where artists find inspiration
• how artists use their imagination to be creative
• how artists express their ideas
Installation of the Artica Gallery made possible with support from the Roy J Carver Charitable Trust
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Visit Studio 1 to explore installations that are designed to complement selected special exhibitions with hands-on activities that will challenge your imagination and encourage broad thought.
Currently in Studio1: Drawing materials are available for all to enjoy.
This gallery is designed to encourage looking and creating.
Located on Level 2, next to the Family Activity Center.
Jazz Singers: Exploring Art and Urban Life During the 1930s
August 31-December 1
Western Illinois University museum studies students, along with program director Ann Rowson Love, will prepare an educational, enriching installation based on The Jazz Singers, a WPA-era painting in WIU’s collection.
Mary Waterman Gildehaus Community Gallery
Dedicated in honor of Mary Gildehaus, an avid supporter of the Figge and the Quad-City community, this gallery suppports the museum's education department and exhibitions featuring work by local art students.