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:

August 24 - October 22, 2023 - 75 YEARS OF THURSDAY PAINTERS
This exhibition includes works from Thursday Painters, past and present. What began 75 years ago, is still a committed and talented group. Each week, members gather at the Hearst Center to create, encourage, and share with one another.

Visit the gallery to see Gary Kelley's pastel illustrations created in 1990 for Washington Irving's The Legend of Sleepy Hollow.

November 9, 2023 - January 28, 2024 - INDO FULCHER:OBSESSION, COLLECTION: HOW FAR WE'VE COME
Sculptural work and two-dimensional pieces converse in this installation, a continuation of Fulcher's earlier work focused on repetition of the objects and inclusion of the people that are elements of memory.

On view in this wide-ranging installation of works from the Hearst Center's permanent collection are textiles, prints, paintings, and sculpture made by leading innovators, each with a connection to Iowa.

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 - May 5, 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.