QUAD CITIES CHAMBER: Free Admission at the Figge Art Museum
Quad Cities Chamber recently issued the following announcement.
The Figge Art Museum will offer free admission July 5–August 12, 2018 thanks to the support of the John Deere Classic and the Bechtel Trusts.
Visitors will have free access to all current exhibitions including: Where the Wild Things Are, Alois Kronschlaeger: Polychromatic Contemplations, Steve Banks: Pop Culture Palimpsest, College Invitational and Rufino Tamayo From the Dennis L. and Patricia A. Miller Collection, as well as the Figge’s permanent collection galleries.
The Figge has been offering a period of free admission each summer since 2015. According to Figge Executive Director Tim Schiffer, “We are thrilled, for the fourth summer in a row, to be able to offer everyone in the community the opportunity to experience the exhibitions, special programs, tours and more all free of charge.”
Starting July 7, the Rufino Tamayo From the Dennis L. and Patricia A. Miller Collection exhibition will be installed in the second-floor Lewis Gallery. The exhibition includes seven prints that were gifted to the Figge as a bequest from Dennis L. and Patricia A. Miller. Tamayo was one of the first Latin American painters to receive international recognition. He was influenced by modern art, pre-Colombian imagery and his Zapotec heritage to create a highly individualistic body of work that includes prints, paintings and sculptures. He utilized numerous printmaking techniques, including lithography, etching, aquatint and the Mixografia process—which he helped develop. The prints will be on view until December 30, 2018.
In addition to the current exhibitions, there will be opening receptions, Yoga at the Figge, author talks, scholar talks, Dance Me a Story: Exploring Literature Through Ballet, Free Family Day on August 4 and docent-guided tours most weekends. Check the Figge website for complete details.
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