Current Exhibitions

marguerite wildenhain travel drawings

Marguerite Wildenhain: Travel Drawings
December 7, 2018 - January 20, 2019
Opening Reception: December 8th from 10:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Travel along with us to Europe and Cenetral America through the many scenes captured in pencil by Marguerite Wildenhain, Bauhaus master artist. These small, intimate pencil drawings from the 1920s are on loan from the collection of Dean and Geraldine Schwarz.

Recent Acquisitions

Recent Acquisitions
December 14, 2018 - January 20, 2019
Art collectors in our community work with the Hearst to ensure artworks held dear to us and our families are availalbe for many to see for years to come. Visit this exhibition to see works generously gifted to the permanent collection by Marilyn Page, Jon and Marilyn Hansen, and the late John Sabbath. Other works on view were purchased by the Cedar Falls Art and Culture Board. See works by Wartburg College professor of art Barbara Fedeler, Russian Impressionist, Tatana Ivaschenko-Jackson, Gary Kelley and the late John Page.

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


View Points
February 8 - March 24, 2019
Technology often compels us to see things in new unexpected ways.
Inspired by Georgia O’Keeffe’s musings from her first views of the world from an airplane window, this exhibition features artists whose works play with technology to present familiar subjects from new perspectives. In many instances, new technologies not only inform the way the work is produced, but also the way viewers encounter it. To quote O’Keeffe, “It is breathtaking as one rises up over the world one has been living in—looking out at—and look(ing) down at it stretching away and away…it is very handsome way off into the level distance, fantastically handsome—like marvelous rug patterns or maybe Abstract Paintings.” (Georgia O’Keeffe: Art & Letters, 1987)



Collection Work
February 8 - March 24, 2019
The Dresser-Robinson Gallery is transformed into a work space for the maintenance of artworks in the permanent collection. Our curator/registrar Emily Drennan will be working regularly in the space to assess, photograph and check-up on works in the collection. Stop by during the week to catch a glimpse of the work being done, in this untraditional “exhibition” (from behind a rope, of course).


Developing Expressions
April 7 - May 12, 2019
Opening Reception: Sunday, April 7 from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
This exhibition features works b y students from the elementary and secondary schools in Cedar Falls. The emerging talent of young artists provides an impressive and diverse exhibition with works in all media including ceramics, photography, printmaking and painting. The exhibition and opening reception are sponsored by Friends of the Hearst.

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