Wildly Engaging! Maurice Sendak Exhibit At The Figge

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.

“…and an ocean tumbled by with a private boat for Max and he sailed off through night and day…”


Moi As Max!

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.

People of all ages will appreciate this exhibition.

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.

Chicken lemon soup with curried chicken salad for my lunch! Delicious!

Figge Art Museum

225 West Second Street in Davenport, Iowa.

563.326.7804 or figgeartmuseum.org

$7 adults
$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

Cafe Hours
Tuesday through Friday 11 am-2 pm


About the author

Deborah Doehler As a life-time resident of the Quad Cities, Deborah is a multi-media artist who works in jewelry, painting, pottery, drawing, collage, and design. Deborah is retired from Black Hawk College after working for 35 years in Marketing as an award-winning graphic designer, writer, supervisor and graphics coordinator. Since 1975, she has had her own design company and studio. You’ll find Deborah serving on the Visual and Public Arts Committee for Quad City Arts where she was a board member for 8 years. She supports art and cultural events in the Quad Cities area including volunteering for events at MidCoast Fine Arts Bucktown Center for the Arts where she leases a gallery space. She served as Marketing Director for Riverssance Festival of Fine Arts for 15 years.

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