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Bettendorf Public Library to host Figge Art Museum Presents: Art of Haiti event


On the occasion of the 2021 world tour of the Bettendorf Public Library, the Figge Art Museum will offer a presentation on the art of Haiti on Wednesday, September 29.e at 7:00 p.m. No registration is required to attend this free event, which will take place at the Bettendorf Public Library located at 2950 Learning Campus Dr. in Bettendorf. The 2021 Global Gathering World Tour series is sponsored by the Bettendorf Public Library Foundation, Quad City Bank & Trust, Morgan Stanley, HNI Corporation, Bettendorf Rotary and Twin State.

The museum is located at 225 W. 2nd St., Davenport.

The Figge Art Museum houses one of the largest collections of Haitian art in the world outside the country of Haiti. Kelsey will give a brief presentation on the basics of Haitian art and the accumulation of the vast Figge collection. The presentation will be followed by a practical artistic activity. A series of Haitian flags from Figge’s personal collection of objects will also be on display during the program to allow participants a close physical experience of art. You can answer other questions about Figge Art Museum Presents: Art of Haiti or any of the 2021 Bettendorf Public Library World Tour events by emailing [email protected] or calling 563-344-4175.

ABOUT the Bettendorf Public Library Information Center: Located at 2950 Learning Campus Drive, Bettendorf, Iowa 52722, the library’s mission is “Committed to providing access to information and ideas for all”. For more information, visit www.bettendorflibrary.com or call 563-344-4175.

Bettendorf Public Library to host Figge Art Museum Presents: Art of Haiti event

Sean Leary is an author, director, artist, musician, producer and entrepreneur who has written professionally since his debut at the age of 11 in the pages of the Comics Buyers Guide. A graduate with honors from the University of Southern California’s master’s program, he has written more than 50 books, including best-selling books The Arimathean, Every Number is Lucky to Someone, and We Are All Characters.


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