current exhibitions

The Art of Architecture: LEGO Sculptures by Adam Reed Tucker, with Photographs by J. Hunt Harris II

February 20, 2016 - May 29, 2016

Modern architecture takes the stage in the Katz Gallery with the opening of The Art of Architecture. Adam Reed Tucker, an architect by training, has been making large scale models of LEGO® bricks since...

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Mississippi River Views from the Muscatine Art Center Collection

January 30, 2016 - June 5, 2016

From the first Europeans who explored the interior of the continent to artists and writers through the years, Americans have long been fascinated by the “Big River”—the Mississippi. 

Mississippi ...

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A Model Client: Frank Lloyd Wright Designs for SC Johnson & Son

January 23, 2016 - June 4, 2016

Intent on updating the corporate identity of a company born in the late 19th century, SC Johnson president Herbert F. Johnson, Jr., commissioned Frank Lloyd Wright to design a modern structure to better serve the company’s administrative staff. Located in an industrialize...

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Clay: Traditions in Shards

October 31, 2015 - October 30, 2016

University of Iowa Museum of Art Exhibition
Curated by Dale Fisher, 
Curator of Education, UIMA

In the past millennium, the historical debate over the distinction between art and craft in clay has transformed from an accepted assignment based on social ...

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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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Visitors are permitted to take still photographs of the building, galleries and artwork with cameras or smart phones for personal, non-commercial use. However, no photography of any kind is permitted in special exhibitions or wherever signs prohibiting photography are posted. The use of flash photography or supplemental lighting is not permitted in the Museum at any time. Remember to respect the privacy of other museum visitors and staff when taking photographs.

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