STANLEY MUSEUM OF ART, 160 W. Burlington St., Iowa City. (319) 335-1727. Homecoming. See new artworks and old favorites, displayed in fresh ways that transcend genre or geopolitical organization and bring out the synergies between disparate pieces. Through July 2025.
ICON GALLERY, 58 N. Main St., Fairfield (641) 469-6252. Icon-art.org. A Glimpse of the ICON Permanent Collection. Over its 21-year history, ICON Gallery has been assembling a collection of donated and purchased artworks, which now includes over 400 pieces. Through June 10. Tantra: Ancient and Modern. A series of large diptychs and triptychs by David Hanson juxtapose photos of ancient Tantra sites in India and Nepal with Tantra paintings from his personal collection. Through June 30.
WEGE GALLERY, Wege Center for the Arts, Maharishi International University, 1000 N. 4th St., Fairfield. Factual Actual: XColor After Albers. Artist Joseph Albers presented a revolutiony new color theory in the 1960s that emphasized the subjective nature of color perception. This exhibition brings together five artists and their own investigations into color. Featuring work by Eric Hibit, Matthew Kluber, Susan Lichtman, Fabiola Menchelli, and Deborah Zlotsky. Through July 22.
CEDAR RAPIDS MUSEUM OF ART, 410 3rd Ave. S.E., Cedar Rapids. (319) 366-7503. Overalls: Grant Wood’s Depictions of Denim. Wood often appeared in his working uniform—overalls. This exhibition looks at depictions of denim in his work. Through August 27. Beyond the Prairie: Midwestern Art from the Collection. Longtime museum favorites share gallery space with contemporary artworks in this changing exhibition showcasing the work of artists inspired by life in Iowa and surrounding states. Ongoing. Byron Burford: Ringmaster. Born and raised in Jackson, Mississippi, Byron Burford was drawn to the University of Iowa by his interest in Grant Wood, with whom he studied. During his career, Burford also traveled around the country playing in circus bands, from which he drew inspiration for some of his works. This two-gallery exhibition will look at circus imagery produced by Burford over his long and productive career. Through October 29, 2023. Chunghi Choo: Visionary. An artist, jewelry maker, and metalsmith from Incheon, South Korea, Chunghi Choo works in a variety of media but her pieces are always vibrant and expressive. She taught jewelry-making at the University of Iowa from 1985 to 2015, and her work has been exhibited worldwide. Through October 8, 2023.
GRINNELL COLLEGE MUSEUM OF ART, 1108 Park St., Grinnell. (641) 269-4660. Sustaining Vision: Recent Gifts and Purchases for the Museum of Art Collection. Through August 26.
DES MOINES ART CENTER. 4700 Grand Ave., Des Moines. (515) 277-4405. Before Modern Art. Some of the oldest works on paper in the collection are showcased, covering portraiture, landscape, and natural history. Through August 27. Rembrandt and His World. Drawn from the permanent collection, these Dutch Golden Age etchings show the brilliance of one of the most celebrated figures in the history art. Through August 27. Underneath Everything: Humility and Grandeur in Contemporary Ceramics. This exhibition celebrates a robust ceramics tradition in Iowa, featuring work by local, national, and international artists. June 2-September 10.
MUSCATINE ART CENTER, 1314 Mulberry Ave., Muscatine. (563) 263-8282. Birds in Art. Over 1,000 international artists present their best work interpreting birds and their world. Through September 10. House of Cards. Philip Laber examines global cultures and politics through experimental prints. Through August 6. Iowa Watercolor Society. Opens June 8.
TAAG GALLERY, 1041 Arthur St., Iowa City. (319) 855-4755. taagstudios.org. What do you see…? Abstracts from Iowa Artists. Perceptions of abstract art are entirely individual and personal. Do you see a landscape, an animal, a concept? Or do you see gestural marks, colors, and strange forms? This exhibition features many types of abstract art. Through June 16.
FIGGE ART MUSEUM, 225 W. 2nd St., Davenport.(563) 345-6632. The Life and Art of Charles M. Schulz. Celebrate the artistry of the great mastermind of Peanuts and immerse yourself in the world of Charlie Brown, Lucy, Linus, and more. June 3-September 3. Decolonial Intervention. Mexican/Latinx multidisciplinary artist Tlisza Jaurique uses her indigenous upbringing and aesthetics to reexamine the Figge’s Spanish Vice Regal collection. Through July 9.
FAIRFIELD ART ASSOCIATION GALLERY, 200 N. Main St., FACC, Fairfield. Open Monday–Friday, 9 a.m.–5 p.m. Americana Paintings. Opens June 2. The paintings of Iowa surrealist painter James Walker Henry address social and political issues. June 2-August 31.
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.
AMERICUS DIAMOND, corner of Main St. and Burlington, Fairfield. Featuring the artwork of Christopher Kufner.
AMANA ARTS GUILD. 1 block north of Highway 220, High Amana. (319) 622-3678.
ANOMALY GALLERY, 105 N. Court, Ottumwa. (641) 777-8446.
ART CENTER OF BURLINGTON, 301 Jefferson St., Burlington. (319) 754-8069.
CATICH GALLERY, Galvin Fine Arts Center, St. Ambrose University, 518 W. Locust St., Davenport. 563-333-6444.
CSPS, 1103 3rd St. SE, Cedar Rapids. (319) 364-1530.
DUBUQUE MUSEUM OF ART, 701 Locust St., Dubuque. (563) 557-1851. DBQArt.org.
FIGGE ART MUSEUM, 225 W. 2nd St., Davenport.(563) 345-6632.
FORT MADISON ART CENTER, 1314 Mulberry Ave. (319) 372-8780.
GILDED PEAR GALLERY, 808 Third Ave SE, Cedar Rapids. (319) 366-0205. GildedPearGallery.com.
GRINNELL COLLEGE MUSEUM OF ART, 1108 Park St., Grinnell. (641) 269-4660.
HOYT-SHERMAN THEATRE, 1501 Woodland Ave., Des Moines. (515) 244-0507. Notable artworks in Hoyt-Sherman’s collection are on view.
INDIAN HILLS ART GALLERY, Indian Hills Community College, Ottumwa. (641) 683-5144.
JANALYN HANSON WHITE GALLERY. Mount Mercy University, 1330 Elmhurst Dr. NE, Cedar Rapids, IA. (319) 363-8213.
MARVIN CONE GALLERY. Coe College, 1220 First Avenue NE, Cedar Rapids. (319) 399-8500.
MUSCATINE ART CENTER, 1314 Mulberry Ave., Muscatine. (563) 263-8282.
OCTAGON CENTER FOR THE ARTS, 427 Douglas Ave., Ames. (515) 232-5331.
OLSON LARSON GALLERIES, 203 5th St, West Des Moines. (515)-277-6734.
PUBLIC SPACE ONE, 225–229 N. Gilbert St., Iowa City. PublicSpaceOne.com.
SIOUX CITY ART CENTER, 225 Nebraska St., Sioux City. (712) 279-6272.
STANLEY MUSEUM OF ART, 160 W. Burlington St., Iowa City. (319) 335-1727.
TAAG GALLERY, 1041 Arthur St., Iowa City. (319) 855-4755.
WATERLOO CENTER FOR THE ARTS, 225 Commercial St., Waterloo. (319) 291-4490.
WEGE GALLERY, Wege Center for the Arts, Maharishi International University, 1000 N. 4th St., Fairfield.