Current Exhibitions

the mask of lincoln

The Mask of Lincoln
July 20-August 25, 2019
This exhbition is organized by the Smithsonian Institution. Drawn from the National Portrait Gallery's unrivaled collectionof Lincoln portraits, this poster exhibition charts Lincoln's passage from a fresh face Illinois congressman to a troubled visage as he led the fight for the Union.

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Formal/Informal: Innovations in Portraiture
August 2 - September 15, 2019
Opening Reception: August 2 from 5-6:30 p.m.
On loan from the Syracuse University Art Collection
This exhibition explores the historical development of photographic portraiture, via work by portraitists Berenice Abbott, Edward Steichen and Paul Stand, as well as contemporary photographers Larry Fink, Rena Small and Lucien Clergue, among others.

In conjunction with this exhibition:
Events are free unless otherwise noted.

Lunch and Learn With Lynn Brant
Thursday, August 8 from 12-1 p.m.
Gain a little perspective in our room sized camera obscura and join Lynn Brant for a short talk about this classic camera.

Artist Talk: Contemporary Portraiture with Sandra Louise Dyas
Thursday, August 22 from 6-7 p.m.
Sandy Dyas is a visual artist living in Iowa City. With an eye for the strange and beautiful Dyas' work focuses on the Midwest and the places and people who inhabit it.

Antique Photo Identification Workshop With Lyle Potter
Saturday, August 17 at 1 p.m.
Lye presents the history of the photographic process from the 1840s to early 1900s. Learn to date antique photographs by identifying method and print variations, as well as fashions, hairstyles, backgrounds and subjects within the image.

Pasting our Past: Where Historic Photographs and Public Art Intersect
Artist talk with Isaac Campbell
Thursday, September 5 from 6-7 p.m.
Isaac Campbell is an American visual artist specializing in wheat pasting and animation. His work on Proud and Torn, a Visual Memoir of Hungarian History, was springboard to the world of historic images and open source materials. In 2018, Isaac was awarded a Fullbright research grant to Budapest, Hungary, where he worked with the Neprazi Muzeum and the orignal Fortepan Archive to create digital initiatives adn wehat pasting installations around Budapest. During that time, Isaac worked with renowned French street artist JR on his massive installation at Le Louvre to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the dedication of the glass pryamid.

Tintype Workshop
Saturday, September 13 from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. ($45)

River Series by John Page

Virtual Exhibitions

River Series by John Page
(Click to view)

John Page is a Michigan-born American artist. Educated at the Minneapolis School of Art (now Minneapolis College of Art and Design), Art Students League of New York, University of Michigan, and the University of Iowa, he taught for many years at the University of Northern Iowa.

The Legend of Sleepy Hollow: Original Book Illustrations by Gary Kelley (Click to view)



Upcoming Exhibitions



Clayton Fowler
September 6 - October 27, 2019
Clayton Fowler (1912-1984) was an artist, art historian, lecturer and instructor who taught at both UNI and St. Lawrence University in New York.

Teddi Finegan: Weavings in Wool
September 27 - November 3, 2019
Opening Recepetion: Sunday, September 29 from 1-3 p.m.

James Hearst in Prose
November 7 - December 29, 2019
Public discussion with UNI curatorial students: Thursday, November 7 at 4 p.m.
Opening Reception: Thursday, November 7 from 5-6:30 p.m.

From Advertising to Art: 19th Century Trade Cards and the Unfettered American Imagination
November 19, 2019 - January 5, 2020
Opening Reception: Friday, November 22 from 5-6:30 p.m.
Gallery talk with Dr. Lenore Metrick-Chen: Friday, November 22 at 6 p.m.


James & Meryl Hearst Center for the Arts
304 W. Seerley Boulevard
Cedar Falls, Iowa, 50613
Gallery Hours
Mondays | Closed
Tuesday & Thursday | 10:00am-9:00pm
Wednesday & Friday | 10:00am-5:00pm
Saturday & Sunday | 1:00pm-4:00pm
Hearst Center for the Arts is part of the Department of
Municipal Operations & Programs, City of Cedar Falls.
City of Cedar Falls