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Art Center

  1. Celebrating 50 Years of Art and Local History: Musser Museum Anniversary Exhibition

    August 16, 1:00 PM, 2015 - January 3, 2016, 5:00 PM @ 1314 Mulberry Avenue

    On Sunday, August 16, the Art Center opened special exhibitions throughout the facility. Rooms throughout the Musser Mansion will have displays of elegant gowns, handsome suits, domestic servants’ uniforms, colorful day dresses, and intricate accessories. Laura Musser’s wedding dress will be on view in the master bedroom, and display cases will feature Musser/McColm personal items, belongings of Laura’s mother and father, and other family memorabilia. The Stanley Gallery features 50 years of collecting both works of art and local artifacts. Also on display in the Stanley Gallery is a sampling of highlights from the Muscatine history collection. The Musser Museum Gallery will display the works of art from the Mary Musser Gilmore Collection.

  2. The Mary Musser Gilmore Collection of French Impressionism

    August 16, 1:00 PM, 2015 - January 31, 2016, 5:00 PM @ Musser Mansion Gallery

    The Musser Museum Gallery will display the works of art from the Mary Musser Gilmore Collection. Many works from this collection are on long-term view in second floor hallway of the house. The collection includes works by Edgar Degas, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Marc Chagall, Vincent van Gogh, Camille Pissarro, Pablo Picasso, Raoul Dufy, George Rouault, Henri Matisse, and other internationally recognized artists. The initial gift of twenty-seven works was received in 1992. In 2010, an additional eleven works of art from the Gilmore Collection were gifted to the Muscatine Art Center via the Sarah King Wilmer estate, daughter of Mary Musser Gilmore.