To honor and celebrate Quad City essential workers, the Figge Art Museum in Davenport is opening up their doors to those people, for free. Essential workers in the Quad Cities will be able to visit the art museum all week long.

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In a press release on Sunday, officials at the Figge Art Museum announced that they will be letting essential workers in the Quad Cities visit the art museum for free this week. In the press release, officials said,

"To honor and celebrate Quad Citizens who have stepped up to support the community throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, the Figge Art Museum is offering free admission to all essential workers April 11-17, 2021."

Those who are considered essential workers include healthcare workers, firefighters, law enforcement, educators, grocery store, food service workers and all other essential workers. Those who work in those fields are encouraged to visit the Figge Art Museum free of charge anytime during this week and will be let in, free of charge.

Essential workers wanting to visit the Figge this week do need to provided a work badge or proof of employment to receive free admission.

Staff at the Figge Art Museum say that during this free week, the Figge is hosting the major, traveling exhibition, For America: 200 Years of Painting from the National Academy of Design.

This exhibition is of renowned 19th and 20th century of American masterpieces. Those who visit will see how Americans portrayed themselves and the country over the past two centuries.

Representatives from the Figge say that the art museum is one of safest places to visit due to their strict safety protocols. Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and for the health and safety of everyone who visits the museum will be required to wear a mask.

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