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 21, 2019 thru December 13, 2019 - Parks and Recreation: Cedar Falls at Play  From 1893, when Peter Melendy first proposed naming Cedar Falls "The Garden City of Iowa," to the present day, Cedar Falls has been blessed with abundant recreational opportunities in a beautiful natural setting. Our 2019 exhibit celebrates parks and recreation in Cedar Falls, highlighting how we played then and now!

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 2019 thru Mid-October, 2019- 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
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:

Thru January 20, 2019 - Marguerite Wildenhaun: Travel Drawings Exhibition. Travel along with us and observe the scenes captured in pencil by Marguerite Wildenhain in 1920s Europe and Central America. Small pencil drawings by this Bauhaus master from the collection of Dean and Geraldine Schwarz are on view at the Hearst this winter.

Thru January 20, 2019 - Recent Acquisitions Exhibition. Art collectors in your community work with the Hearst to ensure the works held dear to us and our families are available for many to see through gifts made to Cultural Programs with the City of Cedar Falls, home to the Hearst Center for the Arts. Visit this exhibition to see works generously gifted to the permanent collection by Marilyn Page, Jon and Marilyn Hansen, and the late John Sabbath and purchased for the permanent collection by the Cedar Falls Art and Culture Board. See works by by Wartburg College Professor of Art Barbara Fedeler, Russian Impressionist Tatiana Ivaschenko Jackson, artist Gary Kelley, and the late John Page.

February 8-March 24, 2019 - Artists Interacting with the Environment.

Febraury 8-March 24, 2019 - Collection Work. Not a traditional exhibition, this winter the Dresser-Robinson Gallery at the Hearst is transformed into a work space for works in the permanent collection to be photographed and given a check-up. Stop by during the week to catch a glimpse of the work being done, from behind a rope, of course.

April 7-May12, 2019 -  Developing Expressions. This exhibition features works by students from the elementary and secondary schools in Cedar Falls. The emerging talent of young artists provides an impressive and diverse exhibition with works in all media including ceramics, photography, printmaking, and painting.

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:

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 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:
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.
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!

Hawkeye Community College Downtown Campus
120 Jefferson St., Waterloo
Currently or coming up on exhibit:
February 19-April 12, 2019 - Dictators & Dreamers - Dictators & Dreamers is an art exhibition by Jennifer Lynn Bates; a series which investigates infamy, the ripple effects of absolute power, human rights issues, and dreams of the (seemingly) common person. Join us for this inaugural exhibition at Hawkeye's new state-of-the-art gallery in downtown Waterloo.

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:

January 14-April 20, 2019 - Dictators by Jennifer Bates.

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/

February 6-May 12, 2019 - Christa Reuel: The Science of Surprise.

March thru August 2019 - Ed Emberley: Drawing & Story Telling.

May 14-August 25 - 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.

Thru August, 2019 - Haitian Art: Forged From a Vibrant Land & Powerful People.

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