Figge Art Museum

COVID & the Arts: Museums Begin to Re-open

Jun 1, 2020
Family Museum

The Family Museum in Bettendorf and the Figge Art Museum in Davenport have taken different approaches to re-opening after shutdowns caused by Covid-19.

COVID & the Arts: Virtual Beaux Arts

May 4, 2020
Beaux Arts Fair

For the first time in its 67-year history, the Beaux Arts Fair will be held virtually.

COVID & the Arts: Virtual Museums

Apr 20, 2020
German American Heritage Center

Even though they've been closed during the pandemic, museums in the Quad Cities have tried to remain accessible by putting their exhibits and activities online.

During the pandemic, arts organizations in the Quad Cities are struggling to find federal financial help.

Even though the building is closed, the Figge Art Museum in Davenport is still "open." During the pandemic, it's offering tours, art lessons, and other activities online.

COVID & the Arts: Help For Arts Groups in Trouble

Apr 2, 2020

There's help available from the Quad Cities Cultural Trust for arts organizations in trouble.


Nearly three years after it opened, the Bix Beiderbecke Museum and Archive in Davenport has its first director. Nathan Kraft began working, on a part-time basis, earlier this month.

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.

Figge Selects New Exec. Director

Oct 1, 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.


After years of planning, the City of Davenport and the Figge Art Museum have signed a new contract. Mayor Frank Klipsch and Museum Board President Cindy Carlson held a ceremonial signing Monday afternoon.