Current Exhibitions

j murray

J. Murray: Color Poem Collages 2000-2018
May 23-July 7, 2019
Artist Reception: June 20 from 5-6:30 p.m. including a Gallery Talk with J. Murray at 6 p.m.
Artist, traveler, and teacher J. Murray became enamored with poems-specifically poems about color-during his formative years making art and studying poetry with James Hearst. Inspired by musical harmonies, color theory and autobiography, Murray relies on scraps of paper, fabric and string to create highly structured canvases. The artst invites you to use both visual and tactile senses in the gallery; his works are meant to be picked up and read like newspapers.

Murray describes his work as an "ode to the endless elementary art watercolor rainbows made by countless children int he days of their youth."


Collaborations: First Fifty 2019
May 28-July 14, 2019
Opening Reception: May 28 from 6-7:30 p.m.
This exhibition includes the first fifty collaborative ready-to-hang artists that arrived at the Hearst Center on May 15. View the variety of work created by the collaborators around the Cedar Valley.






River Series by John Page

Virtual Exhibitions

River Series by John Page
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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


The Mask of Lincoln
July 20-September 25, 2019
Photographic exhibition developed through the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service.

Formal/Informal: Innovations in Portraiture
August 2 - September 15, 2019
Opening Reception: August 2 from 5-6:30 p.m.
On loan fromt he Syracuse University Art Collection


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