March 9, 2017, 10:00 AM - July 30, 2017, 5:00 PM @ Muscatine Art Center Stanley Gallery
Iowa prairie is fertile ground for both farmers and artists. As a world-famous artist and the son of a farmer, Grant Wood captured the everyday beauty of Iowa’s land and people.
Not So Ordinary is an exhibition featuring the Muscatine Art Center’s remarkable Iowa Regionalist collection. Visitors to the exhibition can compare paintings and prints by Grant Wood to works by Marvin Cone, John Bloom, Alma Held, Arnold Pyle, Juanita Jamison, Harold Allison, and others, such as Muscatine’s own, William Bunn. Some of these artists are connected to Grant Wood through the Stone City Art Colony, while others overlapped at the University of Iowa’s School of Art. Some completed Public Works of Art Project (PWAP) murals under the supervision of Grant Wood, while others also exhibited in the Iowa Art Salon in the 1930s.
April 20, 2017, 1:30 PM - 2:15 PM @ Muscatine Art Center Studio
Introduce your little one (ages 2-5) to the world of art with stories and activities. All the World -All the world is here. It is there. It is everywhere. All the world is right where you are. Using recycled bottle caps make a spring flower.
April 20, 2017, 5:15 PM - 6:45 PM @ Muscatine Art Center Studio
Join Vada Baker and paint an adorable black and white cow with acrylics on canvas.