Current Exhibitions

18 women in art

February 10 - March 29, 2018
Opening Reception: February 14th from 5:30-7 p.m.

As a nod to Peggy Guggenheim's 31 Women, a trailblazing exhibition held at Guggenheim's New York gallery in early 1943, the Hearst prsents work by a selection of eighteen women artists from the permanent collection. Highlights include work by Shirley Eliason Haupt, who was assistant curator or prints and drawings at Yale from 1959-61 and taught at UNI from 1966-81; Lela Powers Briggs, Nellie Gerbers, Jessie Loomis, and Marjorie Nuhn, who studied at Stone City in the early 1930s; and Amy Worthen, printmaker and scholar, who recently retired as curator of prints at the Des Moines Art Center. Works by Mary Snyder Behrens, Anna Goebel, Angela Battle and Carol Macomber will also be on view. 18 WOMEN celebrates the important contributions women have made to the study and creation of fine art, while also underlining the disproportion of representation women artists continue to face in collections accross the nation.







public art

Cedar Falls Public Art

February 6 - March 29, 2018
The presence of Public Art is a distinguishing feature of Cedar Falls. The Cedar Falls Public Art Committee (CFPAC) has been continually responsible for the selection of works in Cedar Falls. CFPAC supports our vibrant community by promoting artists' creative involvment in our streetscapes, parks, and gathering places. In celebration of CFPAC's upcoming recognition by the City of Cedar Falls at the 2018 Industry and Innovation Awards, the Hearst is featuring a detailed look at how the works of public art that inhabit our community came to be; from the initial and concepts and preliminary drawings by artists selected for commissions, to the physical cfreation of the works and theplanning that goes into placing pieces. Several small scale replicas of sculptures which were submitted by artists as part of the planning process, are included in th exhbition. Artists' biographical information, sketches, maquettes adn photographs of the 16 works that make up the Public Art collection are on view. When visiting, make sure to stop in the sculpture garden to see one of our newest additions.






River Series by John Page

Virtual Exhibition: 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


Developing Expressions
April 15 - May 13, 2018
Opening Reception: April 15, 1-4 p.m.
This annual exhibition features works by students from the elementary and secondary schools in Cedar Falls. The emerging talent of young artists provides an immpressive and diverse exhibition with works in all media including ceramics, photography, printmaking, and painting.

Julia Anderson-Miller Clerihews Illustrated
May 24 - June 24, 2018
Opening Reception: May 24, 7-8:30 p.m.
Enjoy the witty, humerous illustrations of Julia Anderson-Miller that appear in The Lost Clerihews of Paul Ingram, published by Ice Cube Press in 2014. Paul Ingram, the legendary bookseller at Prairie Lights Bookstore in Iowa City, Iowa, found what he feared was long lost-his collection of humerous, intelligent, rollicking and witty clerihews. Ingram's clerihews and Anderson-Miller's illustrations are positively a match made in heaven. The Lost Clerihews of Paul Ingram is an ABA Indie Next List pick, endorsed by Roz Chast as well as featured in The New York Daily News, Des Moines Register, Iowa City Press Citizen, Cedar Rapids Gazette, Little Village, Printer's Row of the Chicago Tribune, Los Angeles Review of Books, The Iowa Source, The Minnesota Post, and more.








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