Serving the Community

People of all ages engage in meaningful experiences that connect to the historic house, art collection, historic artifacts, and beautifully kept grounds. Children as young as two years old participate in specially designed studio classes while adults attend lectures on artists represented in the collection or topics related to the history collection. Festivals such as the Annual Ice Cream Social and music events in the E. Bradford Burns Performing Arts Park entertain the young and the young-at-heart. The Muscatine Art Center is a community resource, available for all to enjoy.

The Muscatine Art Center hosts and presents a wide range of exhibitions. Past exhibitions include Framed: Step into ArtProject InsectMuscatine and the Civil WarNorman Rockwell’s Home for the HolidaysPeanuts NaturallyPedal Power: Bicycles from the Collection of Charlie Harper, and Not So Ordinary: Iowa Regionalists and Scenes of Rural Life.

General admission to the Muscatine Art Center is free of charge. Many classes, lectures, and programs are also presented free of charge. Up-to-date information on exhibitions, classes, programs, and special events is available through