Art Exhibitions


Iowa City Gallery Walk

5 to 8 p.m. Friday (10/13)

Free, family-friendly self-guided tour to see several art shows in one night. Includes refreshments at several stops. No reservations or tickets required; maps are available at each show location; Participating sites: Iowa City Senior Center, 28 S. Linn St., and the Iowa City Public Library, 123 S. Linn St., each hosting a mural by Mildred Pelzer Lynch; United Action for Youth, 355 Iowa Ave.; Public Space One, 120 N. Dubuque St.; MidWestOne, 102 S Clinton St.; USBank, 204 E. Washington St.; Little Village, 623 S. Dubuque St.; Moss, 112 E. Washington St.; Englert Theatre, 221 E. Washington St.; Textiles, 109 S. Dubuque St.; r.s.v.p., 140 N. Linn St.; Akar, 257 E. Iowa Ave.; Glassando, inside Old Capitol Town Center; Iowa Artisans Gallery, 207 E. Washington St.; M.C. Ginsberg: Objects of Art, 110 E. Washington St.; Mercy Iowa City. 500 E. Market St.


“Tears Beneath My Skin” documentary

1 to 3 p.m. Saturday (10/14), in conjunction with Living Proof Exhibit. Wrapping Ourselves in God’s Love, a support group of African-American breast cancer survivors, will present the documentary and display the sister quilt members created, where each panel depicts a cancer survivor’s story. “Embracing the Sunrise of Every New Day,” a book filled with inspirational words from survivors, will be available. Gaye Shannon-Burnett will lead a discussion after the documentary and discuss the creating of the quilt and book. Admission is free.



His Story and Her Story — A Shared Journey — John and Margo Jarosz

When John met Margo, he was a college student from Chicago and she was a recent Iowa transplant studying art. They started dating and married in 1972. Although Chicago was home, they made regular trips to Amana to visit Margo’s family. After retiring in 2013, they moved to Iowa. John starting taking black and white photos; Margo has always enjoyed painting and her recent work is inspired by the old house they share. Today (9/7) to Nov. 5. Open house: 5 to 7 p.m. today (9/7), Amana Arts Guild Center, 1210 G St., High Amana.


Figure Study: The Body in Art

Celebrating diversity in both body type and artistic media, this exhibition illustrates how central the human form has been to world of art. To Jan. 14.

Living Proof: Visualization of Hope

The museum is partnering with Living Proof Exhibit to present this exhibition of art by area cancer survivors. Each year, Living Proof Exhibit welcomes all cancer survivors or patients of any artistic skill level living within a 200-mile radius of the Quad Cities to submit artwork for the annual exhibition celebrating the creative spirit of those whose lives have been impacted by cancer. Saturday (9/9) to Dec. 31; 410 Third Ave. SE. For hours and events, go to

Malvina Hoffman: A Sculptor’s Journey

Drawing from the museum’s collection of works by 20th century sculptor Malvina Hoffman, this two-gallery exhibition explores her lengthy and varied career as a sculptor of the human form. Through Aug. 31, 2018.

Page-Turner: Books and Reading in Art

This exhibition includes objects created out of books, books from artist’s collections, name plates and book illustrations. Through March 31; 410 Third Ave. SE. For hours and events, go to

Gala fundraiser

Nov. 3; 5:30 p.m. $150 benefactor tickets, 6:30 p.m. $100 patron tickets, Cedar Rapids Country Club, 550 27th St. Dr. SE. Features: food, beverages, silent auction, live auction of art pieces and experiences; creative black-tie optional. RSVP by Oct. 27 to (319) 366-7503, Ext. 207, or


Digital Gallery

“Throwing,” by Kathryn Baczeski, in conjunction with her recent exhibit at the Iowa Ceramics Center and Glass Studio.

Elizabeth Rhoads Read

“Engaged Entanglements,” works in fiber and mixed media by Cedar Rapids artist Elizabeth Rhoads Read; 1103 Third St. SE, Cedar Rapids.


American Presidents: Life Portraits

The exhibit features the only complete collection of American presidential oil portraits by one artist, renowned North Carolina painter and sculptor Chas Fagan. With the portraits are biographical sketches of 44 presidents and first ladies. Through Oct. 29; 210 Parkside Dr., West Branch.  


Twists and Turns: The Story of Sokol

In honor of the 2017 National Sokol Slet, the National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library presents a journey into the story of Sokol. Through Dec. 31; 1400 Inspiration Place SW, Cedar Rapids

Pop Art Pets

Fun and whimsical Andy Warhol prints featuring cats and dogs, in the Anderson Gallery. Warhol was rumored to have as many as 25 pet cats in the 1960s. To Nov. 5; 1400 Inspiration Place SW, Cedar Rapids