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 25, 2017, 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ Muscatine Art Center
Enjoy a summer afternoon at the Art Center with live music from the Muscatine Civic Chorale at 1:15, The Tubador at 2:15 and Pandelirium at 3:15. Ride your bike to the event as part of the Family Bike Ride and receive a token for free ice cream. Entertain the kids with studio projects and games. Explore the “Not So Ordinary” and “Spring Motor Phonographs” exhibitions. Rediscover the historic Musser McColm Mansion with new installations and the “Learn to Look” Gallery.
Ice cream, pie, cake, cookies, and other desserts will be for sale. All proceeds benefit the Friends of the Muscatine Art Center.
June 25, 2017, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Discovery Park
Join the Melon City Bike Club on the Family Bike Ride at 1 p.m. on Sunday, June 25. The ride begins at Discovery Park on Cedar Street, travels to the Friends of the Muscatine Art Center's Ice Cream Social, and returns to Discovery Park. Choose from a three-mile or a 10-mile ride.