Through Feb. 12. This exhibit features Rose Frantzen's portrait of her hometown of Maquoketa, Iowa, through a multi-layered installation that began in 2006 when she invited townspeople to sit and have their portraits painted in a public studio. The resulting 180 portraits, of sitters ranging in age from a few weeks to over 90, were shown at the National Portrait Gallery in Washington DC, in 2009. Subsequently, Frantzen painted a panoramic view of the town, seen across autumn fields, on 34 vertical panels. In the finished work, the panels hang in arcs across the gallery, with the portraits installed on their reverse sides, creating a composite portrait of a typical Midwestern town. An audio element by John Frantzen completes the scene. Museum hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays, Thursday evenings until 9 p.m. and noon to 5 p.m. Sundays. Admission: $7 adults, $6 senior citizens, $4 children ages 3-12 years, free for museum members.

Past dates

Download schedule


  • Starting Saturday, October 1st, 2016, repeated every week on Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday until Sunday, February 12, 2017 — all day


Figge Art Museum

225 W. 2nd St.
Davenport, IA 52801