Arts & Culture

Using a phone, visitors to the Figge Art Museum in Davenport can learn more about  some of the art works. It now offers a mobile audio tour - available by calling a special phone number, or using a smartphone to scan a QR code.

Marketing coordinator, Natalie Dunlop, says the recorded descriptions are each about 2 minutes long.

 

For example, the cast bronze art piece at the Figge called "Half-Moon" by Deborah Butterfield is part of the mobile audio tour. Voiced by Susan Quail, the audio excerpt explains how the horse sculpture is created step by step.

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When the program includes one of the most famous pieces of music of the last 200 years, what do you play with it ? That was the dilemma for Mark Russell Smith when he planned this weekend's concerts for the Quad City Symphony Orchestra - what would go well with Beethoven's 9th Symphony.

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Apr 4, 2015

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To show his support for the arts, and federal funding for them, Dave Loebsack stopped in Davenport today. The 2nd District Congressman from Iowa City toured the Figge Art Museum, and three exhibits that received federal support.He says the National Endowment for the Arts is a favorite target in Congress.

Support for the exhibits came directly from the NEA or from other federal agencies to state and local organizations, and then to the museum.

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Daytrotter Art Exhibit

Mar 4, 2015
Johnnie Cluney - Daytrotter

Since it started 9 years ago, the Quad Cities-based music site Daytrotter has recorded more than 5,000 musicians and bands. And Davenport artist Johnnie Cluney has drawn a picture of each one. Friday (3/6) a selection of his drawings goes on display at Rozz Tox in Rock Island.

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Feb 28, 2015

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