Mississippi River Views from the Muscatine Art Center Collection

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 River Views includes a collection of 60 paintings, drawings, maps and other river-related works from the collection of the Muscatine Art Center, whose Musser Mansion is undergoing mechanical upgrades. Beginning with a rare map from 1680 by Nicholaes Visscher, the exhibition includes drawings made on the river by Seth Eastman in the 1830s, and paintings of the river from the 1850s to the present day. 

Also featured are paintings and prints of riverboats, along with a model of the paddlewheeler River Queen, and early views of Muscatine, Davenport and Moline and Fort Armstrong.
On view from February 6 through June 5, 2016.

Generously sponsored by 

Roy  J. Carver Charitable Trust

Henry Lewis, Davenport and Rock Island City, 1855, oil on canvas, Collection Muscatine Art Center, 11.1990.41


Reading and Discussion
7 p.m. Thursday, February 4

Opening Reception, Talk & Tour
Saturday, February 6
2 p.m. Opening Reception 
3 p.m. Gallery Talk and Tour

Exhibition Tours
1:30 p.m. Saturdays, February 6 & 27 
1:30 p.m. Sunday, February 7

Sounds of the Mississippi
5:30 p.m. Thursday, March 24 

River Writers 
7 p.m. Thursday, March 24 

Free Family Day
10 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, April 2

Film Fest
6:30 p.m. Thursday, May 12 

Talk and Book Signing
5:30 p.m. Thursday, May 26