Arts & Culture

National Academy of Design, New York Courtesy American Federation of Arts

A year and-a-half before it's scheduled to open, planning has started for a new, major exhibition at the Figge Art Museum in Davenport. Wednesday the museum hosted a meeting for other cultural organizations in the area that might want to set up their own special programs at the same time.

A Moline woman and her son have just completed a five-year project to record the history of her family. 

The book by Mable and Brad Harvey is called "A Dollar More," and it focuses on her growing up during the Great Depression in southern Illinois, and her eventual move to the Quad Cities.

The widely acclaimed Harlem Quartet is in residence from October 21-25, 2019 as part of Quad City Arts’ Visiting Artist Series.  Founded in 2006 by the Sphinx Organization, their mission is to build diversity in classical music, and to engage new and young audiences through the discovery of a varied musical repertoire that includes works by minority composers. This Grammy Award winning quartet performs jazz, Latin, and contemporary music in addition to their classical work.


Ghosts of the Quad Cities

Oct 14, 2019
The History Press

Just in time for Halloween, two local men have published a book about the supernatural in this area, "Ghosts of the Quad Cities."  



Women of the World

Oct 2, 2019

Figge Art Museum

A new leader has been chosen for the Figge Art Museum in Davenport. Today, it announced the hiring of Michelle Hargrave as executive director to replace Tim Schiffer, who resigned in July after seven years in the position.

The vintage 1946 film noir movie Deception will be played at the Figge Art Museum on Wednesday, October 2, 2019.  Prior to the film, Hannah Holman, Principal Cellist for the Quad City Symphony Orchestra, will talk about Eleanor Aller Slatkin, the female cellist who played the Korngold Cello Concerto for the film.  Erich Wolfgang Korngold composed his Concerto specifically for this movie.

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