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Figge Art Museum

225 West 2nd Street, Davenport, IA 52801
563-326-7804
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Ranked #3 of 20 Attractions in Davenport
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Art Museums
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Syracuse, New York
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20 reviews 20 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW via mobile

This museum makes a legitimate effort. If you're expecting the Met or MoMA you will be disappointed. The building was built for exhibit and was a great choice. A large area is designated for the university art students, its ok... felt like filler. The fine art area was excellent. I suggest going, but have realistic expectation for where its located.

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Davenport, Iowa
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64 reviews 64 reviews
29 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014 via mobile

We live here and have only been once. It's ok, but a little pricey, I've been in much better art museums for less or free.

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Hillsboro, OR
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

My sister and I go there when we are in town. They always have a nice art show going on. The docent is very informative.,

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chicago
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71 reviews 71 reviews
26 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Wow. Blown away by the variety and quality of the exhibits at the Figge. Right now there is a textile exhibit that is exquisite. The University of Iowa collection is full of gems, including local artists and even Wright designs. Cute gift shop too. The building itself is modern and offers expansive views of the Mississippi. Only thing missing is... More

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

I recently visited thevFigge Museum in Davenport Iowa. The frozen forest exhibit is absolutely stunning and the views from the top floor are second to none in the city! I visited this alone and expected to be outside within 15 minutes. Instead, I found myself drawn deeper and deeper into each exhibit. Having spent a whole day there, I would... More

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New York City, New York
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43 reviews 43 reviews
14 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

We came because of the fame of the architect, David Chipperfield. The building allows the art to shine. Frank Lloyd Wright, Grant Wood, Tiffany, and Audubon are some of the highlights. We "caught" the temporary fiber arts exhibit that was first class. Arturo Sandoval, Geary Jones, Lize Aviks, Karen Hampton, Tom Lundberg, Amy Clarke Moore; their fiber work is world... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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42 reviews 42 reviews
6 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014

Awful. Sorry, I had high hopes upon viewing the exterior... however... -Most of the works presented in this poorly laid-out, glorified-gallery are from unknowns, born from nobody. -More money was spent on the building's aesthetics, rather than their collections -Local artists had 'arts and crafts' displayed throughout much of the museum (quilts from 2000?) -The building itself makes ZERO SENSE... More

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Memphis, Missouri
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

Exhibits were great and arranged very attractively. Really enjoyed the children's exhibit. Very nice gift shop.

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San Antonio, Texas
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

Spent a rainy afternoon at The Figge and we totally enjoyed ourselves. Not crowded and they had beautiful works there.

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Top Contributor
85 reviews 85 reviews
27 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

Wonderful modern art building with cool exhibits. Meant to review this earlier. If you're into art, and have to go to Davenport, it may be your saving grace.

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