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Art Center

  1. Not So Ordinary: Iowa Regionalists and Scenes of Rural Life

    March 9, 2017, 10:00 AM - July 30, 2017, 5:00 PM @ Muscatine Art Center Stanley Gallery

    Iowa prairie is fertile ground for both farmers and artists. As a world-famous artist and the son of a farmer, Grant Wood captured the everyday beauty of Iowa’s land and people. Not So Ordinary is an exhibition featuring the Muscatine Art Center’s remarkable Iowa Regionalist collection. Visitors to the exhibition can compare paintings and prints by Grant Wood to works by Marvin Cone, John Bloom, Alma Held, Arnold Pyle, Juanita Jamison, Harold Allison, and others, such as Muscatine’s own, William Bunn. Some of these artists are connected to Grant Wood through the Stone City Art Colony, while others overlapped at the University of Iowa’s School of Art. Some completed Public Works of Art Project (PWAP) murals under the supervision of Grant Wood, while others also exhibited in the Iowa Art Salon in the 1930s.

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  2. Paths of Pissarro with Carol Ehlers

    May 18, 2017, 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM @ Music Room of the Musser Mansion

    This spring, the Muscatine Art Center welcomes back Carol Ehlers, art history speaker, to present a two part program on the life of artist Camille Pissarro. The “Paths of Camille Pissarro” program will explore how the artist’s work changed during his lifetime. Admission is free and open to the public. Thursday, May 18, 2017 Paths of Camille Pissarro: All Roads Lead to Impressionism Camille Pissarro was a major influence on the development of Impressionism and exhibited in all eight impressionist exhibitions. The first of this two part art history program looks at Camille Pissarro’s early journeys in the Caribbean, South America and Europe. The program features images that illustrate how Pissarro’s work was influenced by the Barbizon school in Paris and from his time in Pontoise and Louveciennes. Changes to Pissaro’s personal life, such as his marriage to Julie Vellay, are also reflected in images and photographs.

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