Figge open for free on Saturday


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Posted Online: Nov. 15, 2012, 1:17 pm
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By Jonathan Turner, jturner@qconline.com
The Figge Art Museum, 225 W. 2nd St., Davenport, will offer free admission from10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday -- during and after the Festival of Trees Holiday Parade in downtown Davenport -- courtesy of Butler Insurance.

Visitors can check out newly opened exhibits, including "Quilts: Masterworks From the AmericanFolk Museum" -- featuring 27 quilts dating from the early 19th century to the end of the 20thcentury -- and "Portrait of Maquoketa: The Dimensional View," showcasing 180 oil portraits Rose Frantzen created from July 2005 to July 2006 in Maquoketa, Iowa.

The Museum Store will offer The Holiday Experience Package, which includes a $10 Museum Storecoupon, a $10 Thursdays at the Figge Cafe coupon, a $5 class coupon, a free private tour for up to 10people and two guest admission passes. It's valued at more than $115, but on Saturday, it will be priced at $25 for members or $40 for nonmembers.

The end-of-year gift-membership sale also will start Saturday. This holiday gift can be purchased online at figgeartmuseum.org.

















 



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