Figge Art Museum and Stanley Museum of Art in Quad City Times

After 14 years, 12,000 pieces of art returning to the Stanley Museum of Art

Quad City Times

After 14 years, art pieces stored at the Figge Art Museum because of Iowa City flooding are going home.


Massive flooding destroyed parts of Iowa City in 2008, and about 12,000 pieces of art from the University of Iowa Stanley Museum of Art were moved to the Figge for safe keeping.


Having the additional space will allow the Figge to bring out some of its own permanent collection, Hargrave said, of which around only 3% is on display. The extra room will also allow for new partnerships, Hargrave said, such as the collaboration with the Arts Bridges Foundation in Arkansas, which will bring some pieces to the Figge this summer. 

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Published April 25, 2022

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Figge Art Museum, 2022, Nikos Frazier