Art Museum Showcases Virtual Art, Events

This painting is featured in Davenport’s Figgie Art Museum’s “For America” exhibition, available to view online or in person. John Frederick Kensett, “The Bash-Bish” (1855); courtesy of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston.

The Figgie Art Museum in Davenport has hosted a number of exhibitions and events over the past few months, both in person and virtually. Currently, there are five exhibitions available to view online, including its main showcase “For America,” which has more 90 works created by some of the most well-known American artists between 1810 and 2010, such as Winslow Homer, William Merritt Chase, John Singer Sargent and Andrew Wyeth.

The museum also has virtual events planned through April. At 1 p.m. tomorrow, Figgie is partnering with the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City for a virtual tour. And at 6:30 p.m. on April 8, the University of Iowa Dance Company will perform on the virtual stage to celebrate the “For America” exhibition. Find the full list of events here.

The Figgie Art Museum offers full tours online. For those interested in visiting in person, the museum is open Tuesday through Sunday, closed Monday.

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