Arts & Culture

Wikipedia / https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Claude_Monet

Paintings by some of the best-known artists will visit the Quad Cities later this year. For three months, beginning in October, the Figge Art Museum in Davenport will host "French Moderns: Monet to Matisse, 1850-1950."

TEDxDavenport

The popular live lecture series “TED Talks” will make its way to Davenport this March, in the form of a day of educational talks at the Figge Art Museum.

Augustana College

Augustana College students will perform “In the Next Room, or the vibrator play” at the college’s Brunner Theatre in January and February of 2018. 


Nate Lawrence is the executive director of Polyrhythms, a local non-profit organization dedicated to provide exposure to the arts. 


Quad Cities Convention and Visitors Bureau

Once again, residents of the Quad Cities are being asked to visit the Quad Cities. This weekend, the Convention and Visitors Bureau will sponsor the 17th annual "Be a Tourist in Your Own Backyard."

Painting of farm fields of row crops, trees, and rolling hills with an old-fashioned single-blade plow in the foreground
submitted / Deere and Company

In the spring of 2010, the Figge Art Museum in Davenport partnered with Deere and Company to showcase works from the company's art collection. Here's Michelle O'Neill's report that previewed the opening of the exhibit entitled, Global Currents: The John Deere Art Collection.

The Quad Cities is well-known as the home of John Deere, but what's not well-known is that it's also the home of the company's extensive art collection.

Central hallway, East building, John Deere headquarters
Courtesy of Deere and Company

The John Deere headquarters in Moline holds one of the best corporate art collections in the world, thanks in large part to the vision of former chairman Bill Hewitt. 


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