Celebrate Black History Month with free admission Feb. 2 at Figge


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Posted Online: Jan. 31, 2013, 2:48 pm
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Press release submitted by the Figge Art Museum.

DAVENPORT -- The Figge Art Museum is offering free admission Saturday, Feb. 2 for the Quilts: Celebrating Black History Month event.
More than 10 African-American community quilts, including one signed by President Barack Obama, will be on display in the lobby all weekend long in conjunction with the Quilts: Masterworks from the American Folk Art Museum exhibition which closes Sunday.
On Saturday museum visitors are invited to take the final docent-guided tour of Quilts: Masterworks from the American Folk Art Museum at 11 a.m. followed by the opportunity to make a community craft project inspired by quilt squares between noon and 2 p.m. A lecture in the John Deere auditorium by Dr. Myrah Green, Executive Director of Arts and Culture in the Office of Government and Community Affairs at The City College of New York, will begin at 2 p.m. titled: "The Presence of African Symbols in North American Quilts" with a reception in the lobby immediately following.
In addition to all of the quilt activities the QC Audubon Society will have their scopes set up for eagle spotting from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. on Saturday in the Wintergarden and dining room. Visitors can learn about eagle culture, including nesting habits, how they raise their young, where they live in warm weather and much more.

















 




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