The new Maurice Sendak traveling exhibition at the Figge Art Museum in Davenport, Iowa, was a destination for our family when visitors were in town for the week. I have enjoyed Sendak’s work for years and found the exhibit Where The Wild Things Are – Maurice Sendak : The Memorial Exhibition…50 Years, 50 Works, 50 Reasons to be interactive and thought provoking.
Appropriate for all ages, the exhibit which runs May 12 through August 12, 2018, highlights the illustrative work of Sendak and his creative process. I found his early illustrations for Macbeth to be most intriguing.
The exhibition space features areas where you can take photos of you and your friends in scenes from Sendak’s famous books. We weren’t shy and enjoyed the opportunity to play.
Sendak’s books are available to look through while enjoying the original illustrations in the exhibit. It is interesting to take a book with you as you study the exhibition work. I am certain that you will find the work to be engaging on many levels.
The exhibition is organized by Opar, Inc. with special thanks to the lenders of the exhibition and to the AFA Gallery in New York City for their support.
More About The Figge
The Figge is a work of art on its own. Designed by British architect, David Chipperfield, it holds a strong and diverse art collection. The views of the Mississippi River, the outstanding gift shop, the fine dining at affordable prices, the docent tours, the classes for all ages, and all the special events makes the Figge a must-visit destination.
Figge Art Museum
225 West Second Street in Davenport, Iowa.
563.326.7804 or figgeartmuseum.org
$6 seniors (60 and older)/students with ID’s
$4 children ages 4-12
Free to children under age 4
Free to members
Free admission on Thursdays after 5 pm
Free admission to seniors the first Thursday of every month
Free admission to all active military members, spouses and children
AAA Members – show your card and save $2 on a full-priced admission
Group tours and school tours available.
Docent-guided group tours are available if arranged in advance.
$6 per adult. For more information call 563.326.7804 x2045
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Tuesday through Saturday 10 am-5 pm
Thursdays 10 am-9 pm
Sundays 12-5 pm
Tuesday through Friday 11 am-2 pm