The best part about art is the enormous level of expression that comes along with it. Within art, you can be anyone, do anything and, most importantly, create anything. In the Quad Cities, the Figge Art Museum has brought in spectacular works of art for citizens to see. The best part of any portion of the arts community around here is the dedication it has to families, children, and local universities.
Personally, I am not one that would have thought of visiting the Figge on a regular basis, but after a trip with my Elementary Art Methods class, I began to see the importance of such art in our everyday lives.
We went on the Figge’s extended hour Thursday night to take in the sights of many of the museum’s regular artwork on display. The special event of the hour was seeing the artwork of the new exhibit in Edouard Duval-Carrie’s Endless Flight collection. It depicts the history, migration, and turbulence of the country of Haiti–a nation with a volatile struggle between Christianity and vodou religions. It focuses on the political turmoil that exists in the country, which is reflected in the dark work of Duval-Carrie. At the same time, the part that is like a Catholic altar remains front and center rooting the piece to the ground. It is quite an historical exhibit.
The exhibition will be on view September 16, 2017, to February 4, 2018, at the Figge Art Museum in Davenport. The Figge, in general, always has new works of art on display throughout the year.
Located at 225 West 2nd Street, the museum is open from 10AM-5PM Tuesday through Wednesday, and also on Friday and Saturday. Due to special presentations and open forums, the Figge has extended hours on Thursdays, in which they are open from 10AM-9PM. On Sundays, the museum is open 12PM to 5PM. For more information, visit their website or call (563) 326-7804.