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 18, 2021 thru December 17, 2021 - Art & Heirloom: Quilts of the Cedar Falls Historical Society  Quilting is an ancient art that has been used to create both utilitarian and decorative pieces. The 2021 exhibit at the Cedar Falls Historical Society features quilts from our collection and from private individuals. Crazy quilts, children’s quilts, and whole cloth quilts are just some of the examples that will illustrate the endless possibilities of fabric and thread. 

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.
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 and 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: 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:
January 25, 2021 - April 5, 2021 - Sequence and Symmetry: UNI Permanent Art Collection

Curated by Gallery Director Darrell Taylor and installed in the Main Room (B). Its purpose is to offer art students, staff, and faculty a place to view art during on campus in-person instruction. COVID-19 protocols are in place, so masks must be worn, social distancing must be observed, and only 10 persons are allowed in the space at a time.

31 art objects from the UNI Permanent Art Collection are on display for much of the spring 2021 semester and include prints by M.C. Escher, Herbert Bayer, Edna Andrade, and Robert Indiana as well as bronzes by Antonio Virduzzo and a couple of variations on Josef Albers’ Homage to the Square. Also on view are several Seagrove-tradition ceramics from the Lawrence W.S. Auld Collection and a painting series based on the Fibonacci sequence by Dutch artist Marianne Lipschitz Jørgensen from the Lois E. Iseminger Collection.

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 September 24, 2021 - Old Gilchrist Hall: A Memory Etched in Flame
Old Gilchrist Hall was constructed between 1882 and 1883 and was the second building on campus, and the first designed for the purpose of higher education. Home to a six classrooms, laboratories, student dorms, music rooms, library, model classroom, and a chapel, the Normal School (UNI) could host 400 students. After 89 years of service and many renovations, Old Gilchrist Hall was destroyed in 1972 when an electrical short started a fire that destroyed much of the building. This exhibit, located in the new Gilchrist Hall by the Business Office, stands as a memorial to one of the first buildings on campus that help strengthen the importance of the Normal School (UNI) to Iowa. 

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