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The Christmas Magic Lantern Show Image

The Christmas Magic Lantern Show

The American Magic Lantern Theater is an authentic Victorian big screen extravaganza. The shows are America's only professional recreations of the 1890s combination of projected images, live drama, and live music that led to the creation of movies. Join us for a free public performance at Central Middle School's auditorium on Friday, November 22 at 7:30 p.m.

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Halloween at the Muscatine Art Center

Drop in on your Trick-Or-Treat route for a Halloween snack and a craft you can take home. Come find us on the front porch of the historic Musser Mansion, 1314 Mulberry Avenue, Muscatine. Free. No registration required.

Voicing a Cause, Voicing a Self: Jane Addams at the Hull House Image

Voicing a Cause, Voicing a Self: Jane Addams at the Hull House

History presenter Helen Lewis, who portrays Jane Addams for the Great Plains Chatauqua Society, will give a free program on Jane Addams and the Hull House in full period costume in the Muscatine Art Center's Music Room.

Red Barn Studio with Vada Baker Image

Red Barn Studio with Vada Baker

Combine the ocean and deep space by painting this whimsical watercolor whale with a dazzling star background. Fee is $15 or $13.50 for Friends Members. ID 6613

Red Barn Studio with Vada Baker Image

Red Barn Studio with Vada Baker

Bring this happy sea turtle to life with calming ocean watercolors. Fee is $15 or $13.50 for Friends Members. ID 6612

Red Barn Studio with Vada Baker Image

Red Barn Studio with Vada Baker

Capture the beautiful colors of fall in this serene scene of a covered bridge. Fee is $15 or $13.50 for Friends Members. ID 6611

Red Barn Studio with Vada Baker Image

Red Barn Studio with Vada Baker

Feel festive for fall with these beautiful watercolor pumpkins! Fee is $15 or $13.50 for Friends Members. ID 6610

Creative Sessions: Mixed Media Thankful Trees Image

Creative Sessions: Mixed Media Thankful Trees

Creative Sessions are free and open to cancer survivors, patients, and their support team. Artist Gina Kirschbaum will lead participants in this session. Advance registration required.

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National STEAM Day

Stop by to participate in some fun STEAM activities! No registration required. Free event.

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Kids' Ornament Workshop

Create your own fun ornament to decorate your home for the holidays. Choose one project or two! Julie Lear will guide this fun workshop where you can create something fun just in time for the holiday season! Fee is $5 per ornament. ID 6607

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Kids' Saturday Workshop- November

Laura Musser was born on this day in 1877. Laura and her husband Edwin McColm moved into the mansion at 1314 Mulberry (now the Muscatine Art Center) upon its completion in 1908. Laura was a fixture in the Muscatine community and frequently hosted garden parties, fancy dinners, and teas. Join Julie Lear to celebrate her birthday by enjoying an Edwardian-era tea time and making a tea party-related craft. ID 6606

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Kids' Saturday Workshop- October

Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) is a holiday celebrated throughout Mexico and by those of Mexican heritage. The multi-day holiday involves family and friends gathering to remember and to celebrate loved ones who have died. Join Julie Lear to celebrate this holiday by creating an altar out of a cigar box. We will decorate it in the style of famous Mexican folk artist Frida Kahlo. ID 6605

Drop-In Tour of the Historic Musser-McColm Home Image

Drop-In Tour of the Historic Musser-McColm Home

Drop-in guided tours of the historic Musser-McColm mansion are back! Hear stories about the Musser-McColm family and have your questions answered. Reservations are not required to join one of these tours offered on the first Saturday of each month at 1:30 p.m. starting July 6th. Tours are free; donations appreciated.

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First Thursday with Katy Loos

Hate the harsh chemicals and expensive price tag on all your household cleaners? Want to reduce the usage of off those plastic containers? We do too! Join Katy for a "learning" DIY class! You'll learn how to make some of your own household cleaners using common, natural ingredients. Attendees will receive instructions and printed tips on where and how to buy ingredients. Plus, choose a sample of one to take home!* Fee is $15.00 or $13.50 for Friends members. ID 6615

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Mini Masters Wednesday Morning

Every Wednesday at 9:30 a.m. and every Thursday at 3:30 p.m. Mini Masters is an engaging program for young learners (ages 2 to 7).

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Mini Masters Thursday Afternoon

Every Wednesday at 9:30 a.m. and every Thursday at 3:30 p.m. Mini Masters is an engaging program for young learners (ages 2 to 7).

Iowa History 101 Mobile Museum in Muscatine - October 12th & 13th, 2019 Image

Iowa History 101 Mobile Museum in Muscatine - October 12th & 13th, 2019

If you can't make it to the State Historical Museum of Iowa in Des Moines, why not let it come to Muscatine? That's the idea behind the State Historical Society of Iowa's "Iowa History 101" mobile museum, a bright blue, custom-built Winnebago that travels the state's highways and back roads to share stories from the past. The museum on wheels currently houses a 300-square-foot exhibition called "Iowa History 101" and is filled with artifacts from the State Historical Society's collection. The mobile museum will visit the Muscatine Art Center from Thursday, October 10th through Sunday, October 13th, and will be parked in our Cedar Street parking lot for easy access. Free tours are available during the mobile museum’s open hours, which are Wednesday and Friday 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Thursday 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. More information is available by contacting the Muscatine Art Center at 563-263-8282.

Iowa History 101 Mobile Museum in Muscatine - October 11, 2019 Image

Iowa History 101 Mobile Museum in Muscatine - October 11, 2019

If you can't make it to the State Historical Museum of Iowa in Des Moines, why not let it come to Muscatine? That's the idea behind the State Historical Society of Iowa's "Iowa History 101" mobile museum, a bright blue, custom-built Winnebago that travels the state's highways and back roads to share stories from the past. The museum on wheels currently houses a 300-square-foot exhibition called "Iowa History 101" and is filled with artifacts from the State Historical Society's collection. The mobile museum will visit the Muscatine Art Center from Thursday, October 10th through Sunday, October 13th, and will be parked in our Cedar Street parking lot for easy access. Free tours are available during the mobile museum’s open hours, which are Wednesday and Friday 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Thursday 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. More information is available by contacting the Muscatine Art Center at 563-263-8282.

Iowa History 101 Mobile Museum in Muscatine - October 10, 2019 Image

Iowa History 101 Mobile Museum in Muscatine - October 10, 2019

If you can't make it to the State Historical Museum of Iowa in Des Moines, why not let it come to Muscatine? That's the idea behind the State Historical Society of Iowa's "Iowa History 101" mobile museum, a bright blue, custom-built Winnebago that travels the state's highways and back roads to share stories from the past. The museum on wheels currently houses a 300-square-foot exhibition called "Iowa History 101" and is filled with artifacts from the State Historical Society's collection. The mobile museum will visit the Muscatine Art Center from Thursday, October 10th through Sunday, October 13th, and will be parked in our Cedar Street parking lot for easy access. Free tours are available during the mobile museum’s open hours, which are Wednesday and Friday 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Thursday 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. More information is available by contacting the Muscatine Art Center at 563-263-8282.

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Booked on Art

Booked on Art October Meet Up Thursday, October 24, 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. in the Muscatine Art Center Music Room.

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Holiday Open House

Returning this year is the Friends of the Muscatine Art Center’s Heartfelt and Handmade Ornament Competition and the Holiday Pop-Up Shop. All ornaments are on view from November 15th through December 15th. The shop is open from November 15th through January 5th. The season kicks off with the Holiday Open House on Friday, November 15th from 5 to 7 p.m. Tickets include two drink tickets and are $20 in advance, $25 at the door, and $10 for children 18 and under. Enjoy live music, hors d’oeuvres and a silent auction / ornament sale.