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Figge Art Museum
Vacation Travel Guide

Admire over 4,000 works of art at this impressive art museum that serves the residents of eastern Iowa and western Illinois with its resources and collections.

Figge Art Museum has stood in its current location since 2005, but its impact on the Davenport area and beyond stretches back to 1878, when the Davenport Art Association was created. Wander through the galleries filled with paintings, sculptures and other forms of fine art for a memorable cultural experience.

The first pieces of art donated to the museum were owned by Charles Ficke, a community leader who spent time collecting art from around the world. Today notice that the massive glass building that houses the Figge Art Museum is practically a piece of art itself. The unusual glass block building was designed by British architect David Chipperfield, who envisioned the finished museum looking sleek and sophisticated.

Begin your visit to the Figge Art Museum with a stop in the American Art galleries. See paintings that represent key events in American history, including the Louisiana Purchase and the outbreak of the Civil War in 1861. For additional American art, visit the American Scene gallery, where you will see artworks depicting everyday life during the 1920s and 1930s.

Continue your journey around the museum by viewing the Northern Europe gallery, which focuses heavily on religious reform and conflict. Other European galleries include art from the Spanish colonial period and art focused on academics that date back to the 18th and 19th centuries.

Finish your visit to the museum by touring the Spirit of Haiti gallery. Here, see Haitian art in a variety of styles that depict the country’s rich history, as well as social and cultural problems. Many paintings in this gallery are characterized by bold colors and patterns.

Drive your car to the Figge Art Museum and park on the surrounding streets for up to 2 hours free of charge. Admission to the museum has a fee, but children get a significant discount. Book a group tour in advance at an additional cost to learn more about the galleries. The museum is open every day except Monday and some holidays.

Top Hotels Close to Figge Art Museum

Hotel Blackhawk, Autograph Collection
Hotel Blackhawk, Autograph Collection
4 out of 5
200 E 3rd St, Davenport, IA
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $139 per night from Mar 7 to Mar 8

Located in Downtown, this spa hotel is within a 5-minute walk of RiverCenter and Rhythm City Casino. Augustana College is 2.6 mi (4.1 km) away.

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Radisson Quad City Plaza
Radisson Quad City Plaza
3.5 out of 5
111 E 2nd St, Davenport, IA
The price is $95 per night from Mar 9 to Mar 10

Located in Downtown, this hotel is steps from River Music Experience and RiverCenter. Figge Art Museum and Government Bridge are also within 10 minutes.

3.8/5Good! (986 reviews)
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"The hotel was being renovated there was a lot going on. The hotel room lighting was TERRRIBLE. The AC really didnt work. The hot water in room 634 was not warm at all, why we asked for a better room"…"

Reviewed on Nov 2, 2020

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The Current Iowa, Autograph Collection
The Current Iowa, Autograph Collection
4 out of 5
215 North Main Street, Davenport, IA
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $129 per night from Mar 7 to Mar 8

Located in Downtown, this spa hotel is within a 5-minute walk of River Music Experience and Rhythm City Casino. Augustana College is 2.7 mi (4.3 km) away.

4.6/5Exceptional! (344 reviews)

"staff very friendly and quick, when asking for a few things for the room."…"

Reviewed on Feb 14, 2021

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Hotel Blackhawk, Autograph Collection
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