From viewing to doing

You are a college student. You may not realize this but there are some nice perks that come along with that student ID. Today we will just be focusing on what you may be missing out on at the Figge in downtown Davenport. If you have never heard of the place, the Figge is an art museum. The Figge contains some of the more interesting pieces you will ever see, and it is practically sitting at your back door. Did I mention that if you have a college ID you get admission for free?

Right now the Figge is featuring artwork created by the University of Iowa faculty. This exhibit will be displayed until May 31. Another exhibit that will be expiring soon is called Interconnected in Art, Nature, Science, and Technology. Yuriko Yamaguchi is the artist behind the exhibit with her works done in the installation medium. She arranges found objects in such a way that can create some of the most mesmerizing artwork in the entire museum.

If you thought the Figge was just for looking at art, you would be wrong. There are classes ranging from elementary students to adults, as well as events with a wide range of interests in mind. Wine and Art is an event that focuses on a certain medium once a month. The one for May takes place May 7th from 6-8 p.m. and focuses on vacation journals. If this is too short notice, the one in June will take place on June 4th from 6-8 p.m. and has a focus on calligraphy in art cards.

This is just the surface of what you are missing at the Figge. If you want to find out more about other events or just want to see what future exhibits will be featured, go to FiggeArtMuseum.org.

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