Figge Art Museum

Figge Art Museum

How QCCT impacts the Figge

Colorful African masks, sparkly sugar candy skulls, clay, paints and paper: Quad Cities kids of all ages love to learn about and make art!

It’s fun … but it’s also good for them. A growing body of research shows that exposure to the arts improves critical thinking, communication and creativity.

It creates the kind of community we all want to live in, one child, one family, one class at a time.

Big Picture shares big learning!

Funding for arts programs in schools may be dwindling, but thanks to ongoing QCCT support, the Figge brings art class back!

The Figge’s Big Picture Outreach Program shares 45-minute art classes about Ancient Egypt to Pop Art in classrooms across the region.

Figge educators bring real museum artifacts for the students to study, then help them make their own art!

Thanks to QCCT support, Big Picture educators made 727 presentations to 19,652 students in 53 schools within an hour’s drive of downtown Davenport in 2014.

That’s impact!

Family Days

Kids of all ages enjoy free family events at the Figge, making art, watching performances, discovering the world of creative expression.

The Day of the Dead is one of 5 annual free family days. More than 2,000 guests watched traditional dances, decorated sugar skulls, created papel picados (cut paper), and enjoyed the full sized Catrinas (paper mache sculptures of skeletons dressed in fancy gowns). They also sampled Mexican breads and hot chocolate. It was a great introduction to the culture of Latin America, as well as the life of the arts!

Support through QCCT makes a lasting difference.

"Thanks to QCCT support, the Figge has been able to grow its programs and present world-class exhibitions. You help make the Quad Cities a vibrant community and a cultural destination."

Tim Schiffer, Executive Director

QCCT Supported Organizations

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