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 16, 2023 thru December 2023 - Everybody Ought to Have a Maid: Servants in Cedar Falls  The term servants conjures up images of Downton Abbey and Upstairs, Downstairs. But servants in America worked in a different social structure than their counterparts in class-conscious England. Who were those people who served as domestic servants in Cedar Falls, who were their employers and how did their lives differ 

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.

January 31-March 31, 2023 - Tales of the Bulgarian Rose: A Journey Into the Heart of Bulgaria
In 1997, journalists Rick Truax and Anelia Dimitrova travelled to Bulgaria to chronicle its transition to democracy. This series of photojournalistic images documents Bulgaria's centuries-old rose industry amid the hopes, dreams and uncertainties that lined the road to democracy that summer.

April 15-May 21, 2023 - Cedar Falls Student Art Exhibition 2023
The Hearst Center's tradition of celebrating students and teachers continues this spring with an exhibition of work created in the art rooms of Cedar Falls Community Schools.

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:
January 17, 2023 - "Séance: Photographs by Shannon Taggart"

Organized by the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, in collaboration with the Pensacola Museum of Art. Shannon Taggart is an artist and author based in St. Paul, MN. Her photographs have been exhibited and featured internationally, including within the publications of TIME, New York Times Magazine, Discover, and Newsweek. Her work has been recognized by Nikon, Magnum Photos and the Inge Morath Foundation, American Photography and the Alexia Foundation for World Peace. Taggart's monograph, Séance (Fulgur Press, 2019) was listed as one of TIME magazine's Best Photobooks of 2019. 


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:
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:

through December 10, 2022 - The Flow
Impressionist painter Tatiana Ivaschenko Jackson selected roughly 30 paintings for the show that were created "in the flow, in the zone, in the groove, or whatever people want to call it." 

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