Galleries & Art Museums

Keith Haring with the Horn School Mural, “A Book Full of Fun,” 1989 (photo by Rodney White, © Keith Haring Foundation)

GRINNELL COLLEGE MUSEUM OF ART, 1108 Park St., Grinnell. (641) 269-4660. not one without water. Selections from the permanent collection center around the theme of water, influenced by W. H. Auden’s poem, First Things First.” Through May 20. BAX. The Bachelor of Arts Exhibition presents work i by Grinnell College studio arts majors. April 18-May 20.

TAAG GALLERY, 1041 Arthur St., Iowa City.  (319) 855-4755. Something Old, Something New; Something Small, Something Huge. A variety of new works from local & regional artists is showcased. Through April 30.

DES MOINES ART CENTER. 4700 Grand Ave., Des Moines. (515) 277-4405. States of Becoming. The dynamic forces of relocation, resettling, an assimilation have shaped the artworks of a group of contemporary African artists working in the U.S. February 10-May 12. Hurricane Season. June 8-September 22.

CEDAR RAPIDS MUSEUM OF ART, 410 3rd Ave. S.E., Cedar Rapids. (319) 366-7503.  Ravenous: Foot in Art. There’s more to paintings of food than meets the eye. This exhibition explores the meaning behind the meals in a variety of artworks, including  works by Marvin Cone, Grant Wood, and Rembrandt. Through May 5. ROY G. BIV: A Rainbow of Art. Using works from the permanent collection, this exhibition celebrates the use of color by artists. The title plays off the idea of the color wheel: red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo, violet. Through October 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.

ICON GALLERY, 58 N. Main St., Fairfield (641) 469-6252. Jim Weidle: Solo Shows. Realist paintings by Fairfield artist Jim Weidle feature a range of subjects. April 5-June 15.  Celebrating the Hudson Collection: Shiva Linga Paintings. This exhibition honors the many people who shped Keith Haring’s Through August 31, 2024.

STANLEY MUSEUM OF ART, 160 W. Burlington St., Iowa City. (319) 335-1727.  To My Friends at Horn: Keith Haring and Iowa City. The 1989 mural Keith Haring painted for Ernest Horn Elementary School anchors this exhibition that honors the many individuals who shaped Haring’s visits to Iowa City during the 1980s. May 4-January 5, 2025. Homecoming. See new artworks and old favorites, now displayed in fresh ways that transcend genre or geopolitical organization and bring out the synergies between disparate pieces. Through July 2025.

Recent works by Peter Xiao are on display at the Figge.

FIGGE ART MUSEUM, 225 W. 2nd St., Davenport.(563) 345-6632. Peter Xiao: A Room That One Is In (And All Things In It). Recent paintings by the beloved local artists blend Renaissance concepts of perspective and Color with our evolving understanding of the world. Through June 23.  The Warner Foundation Collection: History in the Painting.  The works of revered artists such as Thomas Cole, Severin Roesen, and Albert Bierstadt give insight into our country’s past. Through June 30. Evanescent Field by Leo Villareal Studios. Villareal’s innovative, constantly chanbging light sculpture will illuminate all four sides of the museum. Coming soon.

MUSCATINE ART CENTER, 1314 Mulberry Ave., Muscatine. (563) 263-8282.  Animals in Art: American Pottery from the Collection of Mark & Marie Latta. Backyard wildlife, circus animals, and playful kittens are featured in works by Grant Wood, Marc Chagall, Georges Braque, and others. Through June 16.

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.

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.

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. 

MOUNT VERNON CREATES. 121 1st St. NW, Mount Vernon. (319) 895-2682.

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, 542 5th St, West Des Moines. (515)-277-6734. 

PUBLIC SPACE ONE, 225–229 N. Gilbert St., Iowa City.

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.