Figge Art Museum Reopening to Members Saturday, June 6, and to the Public on Tuesday, June 9
Davenport, Iowa – The Figge Art Museum, which closed on March 17 in response to COVID-19, will reopen to Figge members-only on June 6 and 7 and to the public on Tuesday, June 9. Museum admission will be free the entire month of June, but reservations will be required, as museum capacity will be limited to protect visitors and staff. Reservations can be made online at www.figgeartmuseum.org or by calling 563.345.6632.
“We’re excited to welcome the public back through our doors in June. The museum has made health and safety a top priority, and the Figge team has spent the past month creating site-specific plans to safeguard our visitors and staff upon our reopening,” says Figge Executive Director and CEO Michelle Hargrave. “This reopening will happen in phases. At this time, we will limit the number of visitors allowed in the museum, and we will close for short windows of time throughout the day to allow for thorough cleaning and disinfecting.”
Museum hours have been adjusted to 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday and 11-8:30 p.m. on Thursdays. Reservations are available for 90-minute timeslots at 11 a.m., 1 p.m. or 3 p.m. on Tuesday-Friday. The 11 a.m. slot will be reserved for the those that are vulnerable or high risk. On Thursdays there will also be a 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. slot available for all.
All staff and visitors over the age of three will be required to wear masks in the building, and directional signage will be posted throughout the museum to remind visitors to socially distance during their visit. Extra hand sanitizing stations will also be available throughout the museum, and there will be caps on the number of people who can be in the galleries and Museum Store at any one time.
On-site Free Thursday programming will continue to be on hiatus through the month of June. You can still stay connected and engaged with the Figge’s Virtual Museum. This platform, which launched in April, was developed as a way for the museum to continue bringing art and people together during the museum’s temporary closure. It provides ways to engage and connect with the museum from the comfort of home with online tours, virtual exhibitions, kids and family activities and more.
The Figge café will remain closed.
Current exhibitions on view at the museum include: George Olson: The Found Object, Didier William: Lakou, Henry Dreyfuss: Designs for the Modern Age, QC Pride: Photographs by Andy Abeyta and Seen and Heard: The Art of Empowerment. More information on each exhibition can be found at www.figgeartmuseum.org.
About the Figge Art Museum:
The Figge Art Museum is dedicated to bringing art and people together. Located on the Mississippi River in downtown Davenport at 225 West Second Street, the Figge is the premier art exhibition and education facility between Chicago and Des Moines. Its landmark glass building, designed by British architect David Chipperfield, is home to one of the Midwest’s finest art collections and hosts world-class traveling exhibitions, art classes, lectures and special events that attract visitors of all ages. New June hours are from 11 a.m. –5 p.m., Tuesday–Sunday. On Thursdays, the museum will be open until 8:30 p.m. Admission in June 2020 is FREE to all. Normal admission to the museum and tour is $10 for adults, $6 for seniors and students with ID and $4 children ages 4–12. Admission is free to Figge members and institutional members and always free to all on Thursday evenings from 5 p.m.–-9 p.m. The Figge Café is normally open from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. Tuesday–Friday but remains closed during the month of June.