education

The Big Picture: Using Art to Teach Across the Curriculum


The Big Picture connects K-12 curriculum topics with art to teach “big picture” ideas from a visual perspective. Figge staff members visit classrooms to deliver 45-minute PowerPoint presentations that are focused on Iowa and Illinois curriculum requirements in the areas of math...

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Museums Alive!


The Figge and other cultural institutions in the Quad Cities know it’s not always easy for teachers to take students on field trips. To ensure students have the opportunity to experience community educational programs, four cultural institutions designed an outreach program to bring engagin...

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Art Lessons to Go


Attention teachers and after-school program coordinators! Would you like your students to have more art-making experiences? The Figge can supplement your curriculum with art activities inspired by the museum’s permanent collection and special exhibitions. These one-hour sessions introduce s...

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Supported by Brand Boeshaar Foundation and Hubbell Waterman Foundation.

The Education Department is committed to helping visitors of all ages and diverse learning styles gain a greater understanding and appreciation of the Figge’s unique collections and changing exhibitions. Programs and services are designed to promote life-long learning in the visual arts, stimulate independent and critical thinking skills, and encourage visitors to see the world around them differently.