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:

Through March 28, 2021 - Teacher | Student 
Through teaching and learning, techniques and ideas circulate; they marinate; they reemerge. Concepts and methods – some visible and others invisible—can provide a through line in work from teachers and their students. Move through a gathered selection of intergenerational artwork and discern what was picked up, what was embraced, and what was left behind. Participating artists include: Donna R. Charging, Teresa Cole, Tim Dooley, Molly Zuckerman-Hartung, Shirley Eliason Haupt, Anita Jung, Ann Renée Lighter, Janice Marin, Dana Potter, Jo Siddens, Duane Slick, Linnea Sumner, Kyjuan D.E. Washington, and Aaron Wilson.

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 there are no exhibitions.


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 June 30, 2022 - Eclectic Collections. The Grout Museum District has displayed thousands of objects in exhibits over the years, but there are many more pieces in storage than have ever been seen by the public. Have you ever wondered what other pieces might be preserved behind the scenes? Or maybe you want to know how the Museum chooses items to become part of the permanent collect? Eclectic Collections is where you'll see items that are seldom exhibited and some that have never been displayed before.
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.

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