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

Cedar Falls Exhibits

Cedar Falls Historical Society
Victorian Home and Carriage House Museum
Tuesday - Friday: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday & Sunday: 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
308 West 3rd Street, Cedar Falls
Currently or coming up on exhibit:
February 17, 2022 thru December 16, 2022 - Fire & Ice: Cedar Falls Ice Houses  In 2022, the Cedar Falls Historical Society is celebrating the 100th birthday of the Cedar Falls Ice House! But, did you know that the present ice house was not the first one built in Cedar Falls? The 2022 exhibit focuses on Cedar Falls ice houses, the importance of ice in food preservation, and how the present ice house rose from the ashes of the previous building. 

Ice House Museum
Open May thru Mid-October:
Saturday & Sunday: 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
121 Center Street (access from frontage road at 1st & Clay Streets), Cedar Falls.
See the 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 & Sunday: 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
1st and Clay Streets, Cedar Falls.

Hearst Center for the Arts
Monday: Closed
Tuesday & Thursday: 10:00 am - 9:00 pm 

Wednesday & Friday: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday & Sunday: 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
304 W. Seerley Boulevard, Cedar Falls
Currently or coming up on exhibit:

October 27, 2022-January 8, 2023 - The New Humanists: Introspective Impressions
This traveling exhibition organized by the Syracuse University Art Museum, examines the swell of post-World War II visual artists making work rooted in the psychological state of humanity: through introspection, observation and reflection. Heavily influenced by German Expressionism, Surrealism, and the Social Realism of the 1930s, these artists sought to elicit the viewer with an emotional response to question how we see ourselves and the world around us. Included in the exhibition is the work of Leonard Baskin, Robert Marx, Mauricio Lasansky, Nancy Grossman, Jacob Landau, Don Cortese, Jack Levine, Fredrico Castelllón, and José Luis Cuevas.

University of Northern Iowa Gallery of Art
Monday - Friday: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Kamerick Art Building, 27th Street and Hudson Road, UNI, Cedar Falls
Currently or upcoming on exhibit:
August 22, 2022-September 23, 2022 - Glamours, Illusions, and Apparitions

Located in the Mary Haskell-Hansen Room of the Gallery, this UNI Permanent Art Collection exhibition was curated by Gallery Director Darrell Taylor and features a number of objects only recently added to the Collection; for example, Thaddeus Erdahl's "King for a Day, Queen for the Night," and Ruth Kao's "Artwork #9."


UNI Museum
Fall and Spring Semester
Monday - Thursday 7:00 am - midnight; Fri 7:00 am - 7:00 pm; Saturday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sunday noon - midnight
Summer Session
Monday - Thursday 7:00 am - 8:00 pm; Friday 7:00 am - 5:00 pm; Saturday noon - 5:00 pm; Sunday noon - 8:00 pm
Rod Library, University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls
Currently or coming up on exhibit:
Through December 31, 2030 - Panoramic photographs of UNI 
Located in Rod Library 218, this curated collection of panoramic photographs gives a glimpse of life on campus during the early 20th century

Through October 27, 2023 - Whose Voice?
Museums originated around the bias of generations of collections donated from wealthy white families and served to perpetuate the perspectives of colonizers. Whose Voice takes another look, questioning who has the authority to be telling the stories of museum collections and how to present them to the public. 

Waterloo Exhibits

Grout Museum District
Tuesday - Friday: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
503 South Street, Waterloo
Currently or coming up on exhibit:
Thru December 31, 2022 - Over Land and Sea: Iowans in the Pacific in WWII. December 7, 1941, "a day which will live in infamy," changed everything the United States believed about its security in the Pacific, resulting in the US and Japan becoming engulfed in years of gruesome fighting. Over 285,000 US soldiers fought in the Pacific and thousands of them were Iowans. Through their stories came the beauty and horror of the Pacific Theater and whit it took to win the war against Japan.
September 6, 2022-March 4, 2023 - Midwest Comforts
Food is often about comfort as much as it is about nutrition and many of us have special memories about family recipes. Whether it's Grandma's chocolate cake, Dad's jambalaya, or Mom's chicken and noodles there's always a recipe that's close to our heart. Beginning September 6, come in and "feast" on family recipes and food nostalgia at the new exhibit: Midwest Comforts. Peruse recipes from local cooks and reminisce over forgotten food advertisements and local establishments. Fun for all ages!

Hawkeye Community College Downtown Campus
120 Jefferson St., Waterloo
Currently or coming up on exhibit:

August 11-October 11, 2022 - Cedar Valley Pridefest Art Show. Hawkeye Community College is proud to once again host the Pride Art Show which recognizes ten years of Pridefest in the Cedar Valley and celebrates with Pride Through the Decades - a show with art from artists of all ages. Pride encourages artwork from the LGBTQ+ community and/or that which portrays LGBTQ+ subject matter. The opening of the community art show will be marked with a reception on Thursday, August 4th at 6:00 p.m. Festival attendees may view the artwork from 12:00-4:00 p.m. on Saturday, August 27th during Cedar Valley Pridefest. A closing celebration will be hosted by Hawkeye Pride student organization on National Coming Out Night, Tuesday, October 11th.

Waterloo Center for the Arts
Tuesday - Saturday: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sunday: 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
225 Commercial Street, Waterloo


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 Bachman Fine Arts Center at Wartburg College
100 Wartburg Boulevard, Waverly, Iowa