current exhibitions

Jefferson Pinder: Ghost Light

March 4, 2017 - June 4, 2017

How often does a community look at itself through the eyes of ‘the other’? Opening March 4th, Chicago-based artist Jefferson Pinder will create a site-specific and performance based installation exploring race and conditioning in the Midwest. Based on several months of research, Pinde...

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The Art of Persuasion: American Propaganda Posters and the Great War

January 28, 2017 - May 14, 2017

April 6, 2017, marks the centennial of the United States’ declaration of war on Germany and its entry into World War I. The Art of Persuasion exhibition explores how some of the most important artists and illustrators of the day supported the war effort. 
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Scrimmage: Football in American Art from the Civil War to the Present

January 21, 2017 - May 14, 2017

Scrimmage features 78 artworks, dating from the 1850s to 2014, that take as their subject various aspects of the game of football. Some works, such as Frederic Remington’s Touchdown, Yale vs. Princeton, are straightforward depictions of the early days of the sport, while o...

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Legacies for Iowa

March 31, 2012 - August 28, 2017

Legacies for Iowa, a University of Iowa Museum of Art Collections Sharing Project, features some of the most important paintings in the UIMA collection. The exhibition explores each painting's distinctive qualities, revealing each work as remarkable in its own right, while also ...

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