Figge Art Museum

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The author of Where the Wild Things Are—one of the most widely read children's books—now has his own exhibit in the Quad Cities.

Brooklyn Museum

Figge Art Museum docent Carol Ehlers will give a lecture entitled "Making the Connection: French Moderns, Monet to Matisse 1850-1950" at the Butterworth Center in Moline at 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, April 15.

Carolyn Martin

The first TEDx conference in the Quad Cities was held recently at the Figge Art Museum on March 7, 2018. Organized by Andrea Olson, CEO and founder of prag'madik, it featured fourteen different speakers who delivered short but powerful talks on a variety of ideas ranging from empowerment through technology, to financial literacy, to deeply personal subjects such as the importance of forgiveness and overcoming personal obstacles.

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More than a dozen speakers presented at the inaugural TEDxDavenport, a localized version of TED Talks for the Quad Cities. WVIK spoke with a few of the speakers before they presented, asking them to sum up their talks.

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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.

Quad Cities Convention and Visitors Bureau

Quad Cities hotels, restaurants, and tourist attractions will offer year-long discounts.  For the 17th year, the Quad Cities Convention and Visitors Bureau is promoting "Be a Tourist in Your Own Backyard."  

Spokeswoman Jessica Waytenick, says the businesses gave away 3,000 wristbands last summer.

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.

Laura Wriedt and Brian Allen from "The Big Picture"
Courtesy of the Figge Art Museum

Carolyn Martin talks with Laura Wriedt and Brian Allen about “The Big Picture” program created by the Figge Art Museum. 

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Paintings by a nearly-forgotten artist from the Quad Cities are featured now at the Figge Art Museum in Davenport. Irma Rene Koen was born in Rock Island in 1883, lived and painted here for many years, and then moved to Mexico where she died in 1975.

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