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.
June 1, 2017, 1:30 PM - 2:15 PM @ Muscatine Art center Studio
Introduce your little one (ages 2-5) to the world of art with stories and activities. Adding even a small dose of kindness into the world is sure to create more and more kindness, which could eventually make its way back to you! End our month of kindness with a watercolor painting.
June 1, 2017, 3:30 PM - 6:30 PM @ Muscatine Art Center
While the contractors replaced HVAC equipment, installed a geothermal field, and upgraded electrical systems, the Muscatine Art Center staff has re-imagined the historic Musser-McColm House. Come see what’s NEW!
Interactives to engage you and your family:
“Learn to Look” Gallery for Kids NEW
Touchscreen Computers with Collection Details NEW
Videos Exploring Musser-McColm History NEW
Featured Collections on display:
New Installation of the Gilmore Collection
Displays of Early American Pattern Glass & Art Glass
Highlights from the Portrait Collection
“Not So Ordinary: Iowa Regionalists and
Scenes of Rural Life” on view in the Stanley Gallery