Art Exhibitions

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Openings today (12/7) in NewBo District galleries in Cedar Rapids

CSPS HALL, 1103 Third St. SE. Large galleries: “Frenetic Pause,” a major exhibit of sculpture, installation and prints by Des Moines artist and architect Levi Robb. Commons Gallery: aerial photography from Caleb Howard of Calcam fame. Digital Gallery: continues with the atmospheric video “The Divine Comedy,” by Stephen W. Evans of Iowa City. Opening reception: 5 p.m. today (12/7), open to the public, with free food, free drink, free admission and the opportunity to meet the artists.

Iowa Ceramic Center, Cherry Building, 329 10th Ave. SE. Flex Gallery: new work by Lauren Tucci. 

Black Earth Gallery, 1010 Third St. SE Suite 2: Annual Small Works Show.



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


Exhibits by painter John Schlue of Los Angeles; visual artist Van Holmgren of Des Moines; and videomaker Stephen W. Evans of Iowa City; 1103 Third St. SE, Cedar Rapids.



Nationally juried group exhibition representing a diverse range of media and interpretations to the theme. “Framework” is in part inspired by Cedar Rapids — a small city that rallied around businesses and residents when floodwaters threatened the established infrastructure. he call to artists sought works that would best exemplify the nature of framework according to their own commentary and vocabulary. Among the works is a photo portraiture collage by David Van Allen of Cedar Rapids. To Nov. 24, at 808 Third Ave. SE, Cedar Rapids.


Rose Frantzen presents intimate portrayals of individuals in dialogue with optical illusions, suggesting ways we might misperceive others and even ourselves. Friday (11/24) to Feb. 10; Maquoketa Art Experience, 124 S. Main St., Maquoketa, with additional work at Old City Hall Gallery, 121 S. Olive St., Maquoketa. Free admission. Opening reception: 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Friday (11/24). Information: or call Charles Morris, (563) 321-0727.


The Art of Accessories

Beaded bags, decorated shoes, fanciful hats and jewelry, including 22 pins on loan from the collection of former U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine Albright. To Feb. 11, Petrik Gallery.

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


Rocks and Hard Places: Emigration through the Lens of Knud Knudsen

This exhibit explores emigration through first person accounts, family histories and the black-and-white photography of Knud Knudsen (1832-1915), considered one of Norway’s most important photographers. Through Sept. 23, 2018, 523 W. Water St., Decorah. See more photos at The Family Care Clinic and Pulpit Rock Brewery, both in Decorah.