GRINNELL COLLEGE MUSEUM OF ART, Grinnell College, 1108 Park St, Grinnell. (641) 269-4660. For Campus and Community: The Collection of the Grinnell College Museum of Art. Representing works collected for over a century, this collection spans the centuries and the globe. Through December 14.
ICON GALLERY, 58 N. Main St., Fairfield. (641) 469-6252. Golden Hour Trout. Photographs by Duncan Brown reveal the rich vaiety of colors and textures that appear in cast iron during the “golden hour” light. Through December 19. Flower Paintings by Irene Murphy. Through December 19.
DES MOINES ART CENTER. 4700 Grand Ave., Des Moines. (515) 277-4405. Monument Valley. Taking its title from this celebrated and exploited landscape, Monument Valley presents multiple views of the complicated construct that is the American West. Through January 12. Of Our Time: Contemporary Art by Indigenous Artists from the Permanent Collection. This exhibition recognizes the contributions of Indigenous artists to contemporary art. From the Pop Art-inspired works of Fritz Scholder to Duane Slick’s poetic reflections on prairie wildlife, this selection presents an array of subject matter, from historic conflict to environmental preservation. October 18–January 12.
FIGGE ART MUSEUM, 225 W. 2nd St., Davenport. (563) 326-7804. Randy Richmond: Verisimilitude. Ten large-format photographs combine aspects of still lifes with the dramatic portraiture of 19th-century photographs. Through January 5. John Dilg—Arterial Resources. In small, devotional landscapes, Dilg explores his lifelong interest in the natural environment and his search for forms that best distill a life of memory and experience. September 14–January 5. Mia Feuer: Totems of the Anthropocene. Several installations and a one-person synthetic ice rink help the visitor envision environmental consequences after prolonged exposure to petroleum products. September 21–December 29. Steve Erickson: Painter. At once mysterious and familiar, Erickson’s work expresses the possibilities of 21st century painting. Through January 5.
CEDAR RAPIDS MUSEUM OF ART, 410 3rd Ave. S.E., Cedar Rapids. John Beckelman: Horizon Suite. Using the expressive potential of clay and other materials, Beckelman explores the transitional space where the sky meets the land or sea. The artist, who lives and works in Cedar Rapids, finds a curious intersection between the seemingly enduring character of earth and the fleeting impermanence of the world. Through Jan. 4. Haunted: Marvin Cone’s Ghosts. A fascinating subset of Cone’s work features images of ghosts and shadowy figures set within moody interiors. September 14–December 8. Up All Night: The Art of the Dark. The dark has long been a theme in art and manifests itself differently in the hands of different artists. Drawing upon the museum’s collection, the exhibition features a wide variety of artists in all media. Through January 5.
HENDERSON’S GALLERY, 53 W. Broadway, Fairfield. (641) 209-1988. The Portrait Show. Through November 23.
HOYT-SHERMAN THEATRE, 1501 Woodland Ave., Des Moines. (515) 244-0507. Notable artworks in Hoyt-Sherman’s collection are on view.
FAIRFIELD ART ASSOCIATION GALLERY, 200 N. Main St., FACC, Fairfield.
OLSON LARSON GALLERIES, 203 5th St, West Des Moines. (515)-277-6734.
MUSCATINE ART CENTER, 1314 Mulberry Ave., Muscatine. (563) 263-8282. Jacob A. Riis: How the Other Half Lives. Jacob Riis (1849–1914) was a pioneering newspaper reporter and social reformer in New York at the turn of the 20th century. His then-novel idea of using photographs of the city’s slums to illustrate the plight of impoverished residents established Riis as a forerunner of modern photojournalism. The exhibition features photographs by Riis and his contemporaries, as well as his handwritten journals and personal correspondence. November 10-January 7. Perspectives on Childhood: Photographs by Oscar Grossheim, 1900-1925. Oscar Grossheim, who was born in Muscatine to Prussian immigrant parents, used the camera to build a successful studio photography business. Grossheim also documented the experiences of Muscatine area families and children. The exhibition features nearly 80 photographs by Oscar Grossheim, primarily from the collection of Musser Public Library. November 10-January 7.
UI MUSEUM OF ART, Iowa Memorial Union, Black Box Theater, Iowa City. (319) 335-1727.
PUBLIC SPACE ONE, 120 N. Dubuque St., lower level of Wesley Building, Iowa City. (319) 331-8893.
ART CENTER OF BURLINGTON, 301 Jefferson St., Burlington. (319) 754-8069.
IOWA ARTISANS GALLERY. 207 E. Washington, Iowa City. (319) 351-8686.
MARVIN CONE GALLERY. Coe College, 1220 First Avenue NE, Cedar Rapids. (319) 399-8500.
UNITY GALLERY, MUM Library, N. Highway, Fairfield.
CSPS, 1103 3rd St. SE, Cedar Rapids. (319) 364-1530.
JANALYN HANSON WHITE GALLERY. Mount Mercy University, 1330 Elmhurst Dr. NE, Cedar Rapids, IA. (319) 363-8213.
AMERICUS DIAMOND, corner of Main St. and Burlington, Fairfield. Featuring the artwork of Christopher Kufner.
CATICH GALLERY, Galvin Fine Arts Center, St. Ambrose University, 518 W. Locust St., Davenport. 563-333-6444.
ANOMALY GALLERY, 105 N. Court, Ottumwa. (641) 777-8446.
FORT MADISON ART CENTER, 1314 Mulberry Ave. (319) 372-8780.
DUBUQUE MUSEUM OF ART, 701 Locust St., Dubuque. (563) 557-1851.
INDIAN HILLS ART GALLERY, Indian Hills Community College, Ottumwa. (641) 683-5144.
OCTAGON CENTER FOR THE ARTS, 427 Douglas Ave., Ames. (515) 232-5331.
AMANA ARTS GUILD. 1 block north of Highway 220, High Amana. (319) 622-3678.
SIOUX CITY ART CENTER, 225 Nebraska St., Sioux City. (712) 279-6272. Grant Wood’s Corn Room Mural. The Corn Room mural was one of four murals commissioned by Omaha businessman Eugene Eppley for his hotels in Council Bluffs, Cedar Rapids, Waterloo, and Sioux City. Originally part of the historical Martin Hotel, the Corn Room was created by Grant Wood in 1927, then lost for decades under paint and old wallpaper, only to be rediscovered in 1979. Ongoing.