Galleries & Art Museums

World Lines Still-Life with Landscape, by Adam Rake at the Cedar Rapids Museum of Art

CEDAR RAPIDS MUSEUM OF ART, 410 3rd Ave. S.E., Cedar Rapids. (319) 366-7503. Adam Rake: World Lines. Iowa City artist Adam Rake explores the complex ways in which the meaning of a work of art changes over time as technology and culture evolve. Through January 7. Surprise! The New Curator’s Surprise Finds in the Collection. New to the museum, curator Julia Jessen presents her favorite discoveries. Through January 21. 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. Celebrating the Hudson Collection: Shiva Linga Paintings. Through August 31, 2024. Mini Art Auction. Dozens of regional artists have donated small works, all under 5×7. Bidding starts at $15. Auction closes December 7. Small Things . . . ICON Director Bill Teeple has assembled an eclectic mix of small artworks, from paintings and sculpture to postage stamps and Tibetan currency. Through January 13.

ART52 GALLERY, 52 E Briggs. Joie de Vivre. Four artists present colorful artworks to brighten up the season. Through December 31.

WEGGE Gallery, MIU Campus. Train Dreams: Fiona Buchanan / Ted Mineo. Buchanan’s oil paintings are subtly surreal landscapes constructed from memory. Mineo’s black and white drawings depict invented scenarios in medical spaces. Through December 22.

TAAG GALLERY, 1041 Arthur St., Iowa City. (319) 855-4755. Holiday Exhibit. See original artworks from local and regional artists in many styles and mediums—paintings, sculptures, and crafts for every taste and budget. Through January 6.

Untitled ledger drawing from Douglas Leger, Northern Cheyenne, 1865-1870, Pencil, ink on paper, gift of James and Jean Neumann, from Drawn Over at the Stanley Museum of Art

STANLEY MUSEUM OF ART, 160 W. Burlington St., Iowa City. (319) 335-1727. Drawn Over: Reclaiming Our Histories. Featuring 23 artworks from the museum’s collection of ledger drawings, a Plains Indian form of artistic expression. Through January 2, 2024. 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.

Dusk, mixed media work by Cory Christiansen

MUSCATINE ART CENTER, 1314 Mulberry Ave., Muscatine. (563) 263-8282.  Cory Christiansen Mixed Media Works. Through March 10, 2024.

GRINNELL COLLEGE MUSEUM OF ART, 1108 Park St., Grinnell. (641) 269-4660. Correspondence: Stephen Appleby-Barr. London-based Canadian artist Stephen Appleby-Bar brings together influences from art history and literature as well as his European travels. Through December 9.

DES MOINES ART CENTER. 4700 Grand Ave., Des Moines. (515) 277-4405. Double Take. Selected pairs of images call attention to the way photographers both announce and erase their presence. Through February 11. Transform Any Room. This group exhibition features subversive, politicized, and sometimes glamorized versions of the textiles and objects we bring into our homes. Through January 14.

FIGGE ART MUSEUM, 225 W. 2nd St., Davenport.(563) 345-6632. The Warner Foundation Collection: History in the Painting. Through December 31.

FAIRFIELD ART ASSOCIATION GALLERY, 200 N. Main St., FACC, Fairfield. Open Monday–Friday, 9 a.m.–5 p.m. Here Where I Am. An exhibition of soft pastels by retired art teacher John Evans explores the poetic beauty of atmosphere. November 3-December 1.

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, 203 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.