Exhibitions

With more than twenty changing exhibitions and displays offered each year, there is always something new to discover at the Muscatine Art Center. The two-story Stanley Gallery hosts large exhibitions while smaller displays are presented on the second floor of the historic house and in showcases near the reception desk.

A wide range of topics and the works of many different artists are presented in changing exhibitions. Plan your visit to best match your interests by checking the exhibition schedule.

The Muscatine Art Center curates exhibitions using works of art and artifacts from its collection, hosts traveling exhibitions, and collaborates with regional artists, museums, and collectors to spotlight artists and their visions and to tell thought-provoking stories. The organization builds its exhibition schedule to reflect the variety of interests present in the community. Within the two-story Stanley Gallery, interactive displays that appeal to children and families, a juried exhibition, a show of artwork by local elementary students, and a display of historic wedding dresses may be presented within a single year. These exhibitions are typically planned two to four years in advance.

Frida Kahlo: Through the Lens of Nickolas Muray

On view from May 29th through August 22nd, 2021, this traveling exhibition has been organized by the Nickolas Muray Photo Archives and is circulated through GuesCurator Traveling Exhibitions.

Alterations. tailored solutions to climate change

Artist and environmental educator Nancy Judd has reached millions of people with her uplifting and creative approach to environmental education.

Muscatine's Pearl Button Button Industry

Broadmoor School

This collection, gifted by Richard and Sandra Toye, is on view in the Central Hall on the second floor of the historic Laura Musser McColm home through March 13, 2022.

Bruce Walters: What the Hand Dare Seize the Fire?

On view in the Second Floor Galleries of the Historic Laura Musser McColm Home through August 22, 2021.