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:

Two Americans in Paris
1:30 pm Saturday, August 30

Innovators and Legends
1:30 pm Sunday, August  31



SpainW.jpgEscape to Spain this September!
September 14-24, 2014

Join Figge Trustee Wynne Schafer and Executive Director Tim Schiffer on a 10-day tour of Spain! This members-only trip will explore the art, architecture, history and cuisine of the country while sightseeing in Barcelona, Madrid, Sevilla and Granada. Participants will view the architecture of Gaudi, the great masterpieces of the Prado Museum, Picasso’s famous painting Guernica and the Alhambra. The trip includes round-trip airfare, hotels, some meals and trained local guides. For more information, download a flyer. General questions ontact Heather Aaronson at

Download travel reservation forms: credit card authorization and deposit/traveler information.

ChicagoArtInst.jpgMember Trip to Magritte in Chicago
7:30 am Wednesday, October 8
$75 members, $85 general public

Art enthusiasts are invited to enjoy a day of learning and leisure in Chicago this October with Tim Schiffer, Figge executive director, and Melissa Hueting, director of education. The journey will begin at the Art Institute of Chicago (AIC) to experience the exhibition Magritte: The Mystery of the Ordinary, 1926-1938.

Participants will enjoy the ride in a luxury motorcoach with bathroom, DVD player and Wi-Fi. Contact Heather at 563.326.7804 x2045 or haaronson@ to reserve a spot. Registration and payment are due by September 8. Price includes motorcoach, museum and special exhibition entrance, bottled water and snacks.

• Depart Figge 7:30 a.m.
• Arrive at the AIC at 10:30 a.m.
• Shopping along nearby Michigan Avenue
• Depart Chicago at 5:30 pm
• Arrive home at approximately 9 p.m.

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The Exhibition:
Magritte: The Mystery of the Ordinary, 1926–1938

Seeking to make “everyday objects shriek aloud,” or make the familiar unfamiliar, Belgian artist René Magritte created some of the 20th century’s most extraordi- nary—and indelible—images. This exhibition, the first major museum show to focus on the artist’s most profoundly inventive and experimental years, features over 100 paintings, collages, drawings, and objects, along with a selection of photographs, periodicals, and early commercial work, that trace the birth of the themes and strategies Magritte would go on to use throughout his long, productive career—and which make his paintings so unforgettable today.


Bring your group to the Figge for an unforgettable art experience. View world-class art from the Figge's permanent collection, as well as from a variety of traveling exhibitions. A guided tour will enrich your museum visit and offer new insights into the works. Group tours require a minimum of 10 people.

To schedule a tour, contact Heather Aaronson at 563.326.7804 x2045 or

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Attention teachers! Figge study trips are a great way to enhance your classroom curriculum. Our docent-guided tours help your students build vocabulary and develop critical thinking skills, while introducing students to the visual arts. Complement your tour with sketching in the galleries or a writing assignment. 

Reservations are required and can be arranged with Heather Aaronson at 563.326.7804 x2045 or Tours can be scheduled Tuesday-Friday 9 am-4:30 pm.

Group size: minimum of 15 students; maximum 30-150 (depending on tour)
Length of tour: pre-school-kindergarten • 30 minutes; grades 1-3 • 40 minutes; grades 4-6 • 60 minutes; grades 7-12 • 75 minutes
Optional art studio component: art activities require 45 minutes; there is an additional fee for including an art activity
Fees: gallery tours • $3 per student; Look & Do tours • $5 per student (includes an art activity). No charge for teachers and adult chaperones.

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