A Movable Museum: Works from the UIMA School Programs Collections

June 7–August 3, 2014 | Figge Art Museum

Figge Art Museum
225 West Second St., Davenport, IA

The Figge Art Museum is partnering with the University of Iowa Museum of Art (UIMA) to bring this exciting, interactive exhibition to the Mary Waterman Gildehaus Community Gallery. Since the Iowa flood of 2008, the UIMA has been unable to serve audiences in traditional ways and has used the UIMA School Programs in order to continue education about art. This outreach program impacts thousands of K12 art, social studies, and language arts students across the state of Iowa each year. 

UIMA Education Partners, made up of private foundations, corporate, and individual sponsors, fund the purchase of artworks (acquired specifically for this purpose) and travel to schools, libraries, and other educational settings. Each year teacher input is collected in regards to curricular objectives, which informs what type of new thematic collection will be added next. 

Works from five continents, as well as works demonstrating a wide range of media, are incorporated into the classroom experience, and for the first time will be on view as the comprehensive exhibition. This is a wonderful opportunity for Iowans to participate in a hands-on experience with these superb collections, usually reserved for classrooms throughout the state.