'Talking Art' With Figge's Tim Schiffer About "French Moderns" Exhibit

Oct 1, 2018

Figge Art Museum executive director Tim Schiffer
Credit Courtesy Figge Art Museum

"French Moderns: Monet to Matisse, 1850-1950" will be exhibited at the Figge Art Museum in Davenport from Oct. 9, 2018, to Jan. 6, 2019. Featuring 60 works curated by the Brooklyn Museum, the exhibit is a veritable art history course displayed through painting and sculpture, showcasing work by icons including Monet, Cézanne, Renoir, Matisse, Degas, and Rodin.

Many community organizations have partnered with the Figge to bring all things French to the Quad Cities. You can download an extensive program guide from the Figge to help you choose from the myriad of assorted fall programs and events offered not just at the museum, but also at the many collaborating organizations throughout the Quad Cities.

"Rising Tide at Pourville" by Claude Monet

The "French Moderns" exhibit can be viewed without an additional fee beyond the standard cost of admission, thanks to the exhibit's sponsors and the Major Exhibitions Endowment. The Figge continues to offer free admission on Thursdays after 5 p.m.

The Figge is located at 225 W. 2nd Street in Davenport, and is open Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Thursdays from 10 a.m. - 9 p.m., and on Sundays from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.

While you are there, you can check out the additional exhibitions including "John Bloom: Close to Home" and "William L. Hawkins: An Imaginative Geography".

Vive la France!