Hearst Center for the Arts | Kim Behm | Cedar Falls, Iowa

Cedar Falls Exhibits

Cedar Falls Historical Society
Victorian Home and Carriage House Museum
Tuesday - Saturday: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sunday: 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
308 West 3rd Street, Cedar Falls
Currently or coming up on exhibit:
February 22, 2018 thru December 14, 2018 - Bears, Whistles, Butter Churns & Beyond.  Ceramics in Cedar Falls. The potters of early Cedar Falls created a wide variety of interesting pieces, some reflecting their religious and political opinions, others more utilitarian. Our 2018 exhibition celebrates the history of ceramics in Cedar Falls, the people who plied that trade, and the impact of that craft on the community.

Ice House Museum
Open May thru Mid-October:
Wednesday & Sunday: 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Saturday: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
121 Center Street (access from frontage road at 1st & Clay Streets), Cedar Falls.
Currently or coming up on exhibit:
May 2018 thru Mid-October, 2018- Ice Harvesting and the Cedar River

See the new introductory film on the first floor as you explore the ice harvesting industry through hands-on interactive exhibits. Learn about the full process—from cutting ice on the river to preserving food in the kitchen. Then travel through the second story River Walk to learn how the Cedar River has shaped business, culture, and recreation in Cedar Falls.

Little Red Schoolhouse Museum
Open May thru September: 
Saturday and Sunday: 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Closed on Wednesdays starting June 6, 2018 until construction has been completed. 
1st and Clay Streets, Cedar Falls.

Hearst Center for the Arts
Monday: Closed
Tuesday & Thursday: 8:00 am - 9:00 pm 

Wednesday & Friday: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday & Sunday: 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
304 W. Seerley Boulevard, Cedar Falls
Currently or coming up on exhibit:

Oct 5 thru Nov 25, 2018 - ASSEMBLY: The Work of Dazzle Camouflage. Dazzle camouflage is the break-up of an object by contrasting shapes on its surface—for example, when the patterns of venetian blinds are cast across an object, or, in tennis, when the shadows of a chain link fence make it hard to find the ball in the grass. This same approach was widely used to make it confusing for German submarines to target Allied ships during World War I. The wartime camouflage of ships depended on the collaborative work of many hands—both women and men, both military and civilian—including people who were trained as artists, graphic designers, architects, stage designers, strategic experts, and so on. Using historic imagery, dazzle plans and other artifacts from the collection of author and designer Roy Behrens (a widely known camouflage scholar), this exhibition focuses on the diversity of those people, and the ingenious results of their efforts in designing naval camouflage. 
Oct 5 thru Nov 15, 2018 - Resistance + Rescue: Photographs by Judy Glickman. Hosted in collaboration with the UNI Center for Holocaust and Genocide Education, in commemoration of the 75th Anniversary of the rescue of the Jews of Denmark.

University of Northern Iowa Gallery of Art
Monday - Friday: 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Saturday & Sunday: 12:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Kamerick Art Building, 27th Street and Hudson Road, UNI, Cedar Falls
Currently or coming up on exhibit:
October 8 thru November 16; December 6 thru 15, 2018 - That's So Gay: An Exploration of Homophobia & Camp in Art.
A UNI permanent collection exhibition supplemented by objects on loan to the Gallery, which was co-curated by Dr. Charles M. Adelman and Gallery Director Darrell Taylor with didactics by UNI students of art history. Featured artists include Asianpunkboy, Berenice Abbott, Nick Cave, Felix D’Eon, Kelly V. Grider, Jr., Keith Haring, George Hurrell, Ellsworth Kelly, Catherine Opie, Robert Rauschenberg, and Bruce of Los Angeles.
October 8 thru November 16, 2018 - The Reach and Richness of Design: The Elena Davis Curris Biennial Desigh Exhibition. Curated by Professor Roy R. Behrens, this inaugural exhibition features vintage information wheels (volvelles) from the collection of author and designer Jessica Helfand, wood type-related prints by designer Dennis Ichiyama, editorial cartoons by artist Ad Reinhardt, and a selection of historic pencil sharpeners from the collection of UNI Professor Emeritus of Biology Paul D. Whitson. Also on view will be architectural models of Frank Lloyd Wright buildings from Cedar Rock (Quasqueton IA) and River City Society for Historic Preservation (Mason City), as well as Wright poster designs by UNI alumni Brandi Weiss, Danielle Shearer, and Stephanie Mathena. Opening reception on Monday, Oct. 8, following the 6:00 p.m. lecture by UNI design alumna Jessica Barness (BA 1999, MA 2001).

December 6-15, 2018 - BFA Group Exhibition.

UNI Museum
Fall and Spring Semester
Mon-Thu 7am - midnight; Fri 7am - 7pm; Sat 10 am - 5 pm
Sun noon - midnight Summer Session
Mon-Thu 7am - 8pm; Fri 7am - 5pm; Sat noon - 5pm; Sun noon - 8pm
Rod Library, University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls
Thru January 1, 2019 - Going Nowhere Quickly: Driver's Education at UNI. A examination of the AETNA Drive training program at UNI.
Thru September 7, 2019 - Old Glichrist Hall: A Memory Etched in Flame.  Remembering what Old Gilchrist Hall represented at UNI.
Sept 27, 2018 thru Sept 1, 2019 - Cultural Impressions: Identities Molded in Clay. Ceramics have fulfilled a variety of needs throughout human history. From simple cooking implements to creative expressions of identity, clay has played an important role in expressing who we are. With the opening of its latest exhibit, Cultural Impressions: Identities Molded in Clay, the UNI Museum will explore the relationships between ceramics, culture, and individual identity. Cultural markers such as gender, class, and individual identity are all connected and help shape the importance of ceramics throughout the world. Cultural Impressions will look at a large range of ceramics and examine how cultures directly represent themselves through their pottery and how ceramics have been a forum for cultural expression and change.

Waterloo Exhibits

Grout Museum District
Tuesday - Friday: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
503 South Street, Waterloo
Currently or coming up on exhibit:

Sept 6, 2018 thru Nov 16, 2019 - Sulkies to Speedways: The Need for Speed in the Cedar Valley. Explore some of the most popular examples of speed in the Cedar Valley over the past 125 years: Tunis Speedway greats like Bob Hilmer, Merlin Benning and Bill Zwanziger, the NEITA raceway built by Red Droste, harness racing at tracks like Home Park in Waterloo, the Jerald Sulky Company, 1920’s Black Hawk Motorcycle Club and more!
Oct 16, 2018 thru March 16, 2019 - From Bach to Rock: Music in the Cedar Valley. From Bach to Rock explores Cedar Valley music from the beginning of the 20th century through current times. Learn about the Waterloo Cedar Falls Symphony, the Tic Toc Lounge, big bands that took over the Electric Park Ballroom in the 40s, local 50s bands such as Happy Jake and Band and more
Waterloo Center for the Arts
Tuesday - Saturday: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sunday: 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
225 Commercial Street, Waterloo
Currently or coming up on exhibit:

Thru November 4, 2018 - 40 Years of Collecting Haitian Art
Sept 12 thru Jan 22, 2019 - Madai Taylor: An Elegy to America in Balck and White.
Madai Taylor is an artist out of Fort Dodge, Iowa. This exhibit will feature his new series of earth-based works. http://madaitaylor.com/
Nov 21, 2018 thru March 24, 2019 - Woodie Long Collection. This exhibit features works by American Folk Artist Woodie Long. New pieces recently added to our collection will be on display in addition to collaborative works with other folk artists.

Waverly Exhibits

Waldemar A. Schmidt Art Gallery
9:00 am - 7:00 pm daily (or by appointment)
Summer hours: 11:00 am - 5:00 pm daily
Ground floor of the Fine Arts Center at Wartburg College
100 Wartburg Boulevard, Waverly, Iowa