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MUSEUM TOURS & TRIPS

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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

 

MEMBER TRIPS


ART AND SHOPPING IN CHICAGO
Tuesday, June 3Registration due May 5
Motorcoach departs at 7:30 am; returns approximately 9 pm
$55 Members, $65 Non-members


Enjoy a day of learning and leisure in Chicago this June with Tim Schiffer, executive director. Our first stop will be at the Dreihaus Museum, a restored Gilded Age mansion featuring an exhibition of Tiffany glass. Guests can then take a leisurely stroll, enjoying the fabulous shops and restaurants along Michigan Avenue. The day will end with a visit to the Loyola University Museum of Art for an exhibition of works by illustrator and artist Edward Gorey. Participants will enjoy the ride in a luxury motorcoach with bathroom, dvd player and wifi. Contact Heather Aaronson at 563.326.7804 x2045 or haaronson@figgeartmuseum.org to reserve your spot. Registration and payment due by May 5th! Price includes motorcoach, museum entrance, bottled water & snacks. Download a flyer with more information.




SpainW.jpgESCAPE TO SPAIN THIS SEPTEMBER
September 14-24, 2014
Informational meeting: 6 pm Thursday, March 20


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 haaronson@figgeartmuseum.org.

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



ADULT GROUP TOURS

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 haaronson@figgeartmuseum.org.

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STUDY TOURS FOR K-12 STUDENTS

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 haaronson@figgeartmuseum.org. 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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