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Farm equipment manufacturer Deere & Co. teams with museum to show art work

Thursday, December 31, 2009

Paintings from the collection of Deere & Co. will soon be showcased in Iowa.
Paintings from the collection of Deere & Co. will soon be showcased in Iowa.

A recent story notes that the art collection of farm equipment maker Deere & Co. will be on display at a museum in Davenport, Iowa.

According to Iowa's Quad-City Times, the Figge Art Museum will play host to the art collection starting on April 24, 2010. Sean O'Harrow, executive director of the museum, told the paper that the collection has almost 1,000 pieces, including paintings, textiles, sculptures and photographs.

"What the public will see are the choice pieces, the best pieces from the collection that were often held in the chairman's office, the executive offices," O'Harrow said. Now they'll be able to see those pieces."

Pieces in the public gallery will rotate in and out of display for an "indefinite" length of time, while O'Harrow said some of the art may go on tour.

According to the museum's website, there are a number of other collections that art lovers can peruse once they've had their fill of the Deere collection. For example, the museum has a number of pieces of furniture designed by architect Frank Lloyd Wright, and also features pieces of art that date as far back as the colonial period.

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