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Photo of sculpture from the Hearst Permanent Collection

Exhibitions

With over three hundred works by local and regional artists, the Hearst Center Permanent Collection provides a fascinating perspective on Iowa, the Midwest and the nation.

For more information on exhibitions and the permanent collection, email 

Curator/Registrar, Emily Drennan.

To propose exhibition or a gift to the permanent collection, view our Hearst proposal guidelines.

CURRENT

EVERYDAY ART: THE EVOLUTION OF STREET PHOTOGRAPHY
Organized by the Syracuse University Art Museum
February 15-March 28, 2024
Reception and Artist talk with Visiting Artist Rudy Salgado: Tuesday, February 20 from 5:30-7:30 p.m.

The art of capturing fleeting moments and sharing new perspectives to reveal everyday interactions has an extensive history in photography. Ranging in time periods, geographic location and content, this exhibition of 35 photographs presents a group of well-known artists, each of whom took their camera to the streets in order to capture visions of everyday scenes the majority of people may not be able, or choose, to see. Examining the work of, but not limited to, Eugene Atget’s turn of the century images of Paris, angled views of California in the 1970s by master photographer Garry Winogrand, and contemporary New York City views captured by Donna Ferrato, the images presented in this exhibition visualize the evolution of Street Photography as an artistic style. This program is made possible in part by the Cedar Falls Community Foundation: Robert and Shirley Berg Fund and by the Iowa Art Council Cultural Leadership Program.

PROGRAMMING IN CONJUNCTION WITH THIS EXHIBITION:
VISITING TINTYPE ARTIST, RUDY SELGADO
Thursday, February 22 from 3:00-8:00 p.m.

Book a session to have your portrait taken and view the tintype process. Each 15 minute session produces 1 tintype:  $75+tax for one 4"x5", or a larger tintype: $135+tax for one 8"x10" tintype.

FILM SCREENING OF EVERYTHING IS PHOTOGRAPHABLE
Thursday, March 7 at 6:30 p.m.

From the Mad Men era of New York to the early days of the Women’s Movement, Garry Winogrand’s pictures captured cultural upheaval while pioneering a bold new style of street photography. This film examines Winogrand’s work including the thousands of rolls of film still undeveloped upon his death in 1984. What emerges is a controversial yet undeniable influence on contemporary image-making. Some of Mr. Winogrand’s photography is in the current Hearst Center exhibit Everyday Art: The Evolution of Street Photography, Organized by the Syracuse University Art Museum.

HEARST PHOTO CLUB: THROUGH MY LENS
February 15-March 28, 2024
Artist Reception: Saturday, February 17 from 1:30-3:00 p.m.

Visit the classroom level at the Hearst to see the annual exhibition of works by the Hearst Photo Club. Join us for a reception in meeting the artists with treats!

DAVID VAN ALLEN: ASSEMBLED PORTAITS
February 15-March 28, 2024
Artist Reception: Tuesday, March 5 from 5:30-7:00 p.m.

Van Allen’s process begins by collecting hundreds of images of a person, using silver-based black-andwhite film. While his camera remains very close to his subject during the image-collection part of the process, Van Allen changes camera position for each fragment, which tends to make the portraits mildly cubist. He then assembles the photographs (up to 200) to create nearly life-size portraits, and through this process, Van Allen compiles multiple facial expressions and hand gestures, providing the viewer a more complete “picture” of the individual.

UPCOMING

CEDAR FALLS STUDENT ART EXHIBITION 2024
April 20-May 19, 2024 
Public Reception: Sunday, April 21 from 1:00–4:00 p.m. 
Sponsored by Friends of the Hearst

See what the kids are up to in this annual student art exhibition! The Hearst Center’s tradition of celebrating students and teachers continues this spring with an exhibition of work created in the art rooms of Cedar Falls Community Schools. Pottery, painting, and works on paper abound!

BIG IDEAS, TINY ART 2024
Iowa Artist Competition & Exhibition 
Iowa Artist Competition & Exhibition
May 30-July 14, 2024
Competition Opens: Friday, March 1, 2024
Submission Deadline: Friday, May 24, 2024
Opening Reception: Thursday, May 30 from 5:30-7:00 p.m.
Sponsored by Friends of the Hearst and Arts Midwest

Challenge yourself with a big idea - made tiny! This art competition and exhibition presents a unique opportunity for artists in Iowa to conceptualize an artwork with specific size requirements, using fine art mediums and techniques, and exhibit it for free to the public. No entry fee, one submission per person, and everyone who enters will have their piece on display. There will be two Best-In-Show prizes awarded, one determined by a jury vote comprised of art experts in the Cedar Valley, and one winner determined by popular vote.

We will be offering free artist workshops to assist you in developing and executing your idea. These free artist workshop dates in April and May will be announced soon.

For more info, rules, regulations, and how to apply, visit our Tiny Art page

PERSONAL TO POLITICAL: CELEBRATING THE AFRICAN AMERICAN ARTISTS OF PAUL FONTAINE PRESS Iowa 
July 7-September 1, 2024 
This exhibition features works by African American artists who have helped to shape the contemporary art conversation in the Bay Area and beyond. The show covers a wide range of prints that include an array of abstract and formal imagery. Narratives that speak to personal experiences and political perspectives are woven throughout.

At the heart of this show is a Berkeley based fine art print studio—Paulson Fontaine Press—who over the past two decades has developed an unparalleled roster of internationally celebrated artists-artists like Martin Puryear, Kerry James Marshall, and the Gee’s Bend Quilters–who characterize the fresh perspectives that are today’s avant-garde.

Personal to Political: Celebrating the African American Artists of Paulson Fontaine Press was organized by Bedford Gallery at the Lesher Center for the Arts, Walnut Creek, CA

Online l Hearst Permanent Collection

John Page 
View original etchings as part of the Hearst Permeant Collection. 

Gary Kelley l Sleepy Hollow 

View the original pastels in the Hearst Permanent Collection as part of the 1990 novel, The Legend of Sleepy Hollow: Original Book Illustrations by Gary Kelley.

Exhibition  James Hearst Interpreting The Farmstead l The Hearst Legacy Site
View original works of art selected from the Hearst Permanent Collection, as part of this grant funded project. 

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