On a hosted trip to the Quad Cities, my daughter Allie and I got our culture on when we visited the Figge Art Museum. Located in downtown Davenport, the building itself, a beautiful glass structure, is a piece of art in its own right.
Our first destination was the Figgie Cafe where we found upscale eating with downscale prices. I ordered cesear salad and a tomato and shrimp pasta and felt quite Lux for a luncheon. Allie had a simpler, but equally tasty dining experience. Service was good, food came fast and we had an amazing view!
After lunch, we struck out and walked through the museum. I admired the lovely wooden furniture creations and we explored the colorful Haitian art which is one of the first collections of Haitian art in the US. The Mexican collection was also quite catching and we looked through several exhibits.
Perhaps my favorite though was two horses comprised of driftwood. They were quite stunning.
This summer admission to the museum is free, so if in the area take advantage of this world-class collection with traveling exhibits.
The gift shop also was a great stop and I found a couple Christmas presents in the mix. There shop is tax-free so that is a savings in itself!
For more information on this the Figge, log onto www.figgeartmuseum.org. The museum is located at 225 W. 2nd St., Davenport, Iowa. they are closed on Monday, but open Tuesday – Sunday.