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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

THURSDAY PAINTERS: 75 YEARS OF CREATING TOGETHER
AUGUST 24-OCTOBER 22, 2023
Opening Reception: Thursday, August 24 from 5:30-7:00 p.m.
 

This exhibition includes works from Thursday Painters, past and present. What began 75 years ago, is still a committed and talented group. Each week, members gather at the Hearst Center to create, encourage, and share with one another.

As part of this special showcase of artists, an oral history video is available documenting their journey with the Thursday Painters. Additional updates about this exhibition and related events are featured on our social media. 

UPCOMING

RECENT ACQUISITIONS FROM THE HEARST PERMANENT COLLECTION
November 9, 2023-January 28, 2024

On view in this wide-ranging installation of works from the Hearst Center’s permanent collection are textiles, prints, paintings, and sculpture made by leading innovators, each with a connection to Iowa. Recent gifts and purchases include a large-scale graphite and abaca pulp diptych by Iowa-native Ruth Hardinger and an evocative two-part figural work in raku by Nina Ward along with other prints, paintings, and textiles from artists Phillip Chen, Duane Slick, and more.

The Hearst has been preserving and displaying artwork representing the exceptional artistry and thought-provoking creativity of local, regional, and internationally renowned artists for almost 35 years. This collection is made possible through the generosity and passion of local donors, the City of Cedar Falls Art & Culture Board, Friends of the Hearst Board, and lovingly cared for by Hearst Staff.

THE LEGEND OF SLEEPY HOLLOW: ORIGINAL BOOK ILLUSTRATIONS BY GARY KELLEY
October 3-31, 2023
Reception with the artist: Tuesday, October 31 from 5:30-7:00 p.m.

Visit the gallery to see Gary Kelley’s pastel illustrations created in 1990 for Washington Irving’s The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, published in 1820. A community favorite, each work in the series was sponsored by a Friend of the Hearst to help build the permanent collection of the Hearst Center in the 1990s.

INDO FULCHER: OBSESSION, COLLECTION: HOW FAR WE’VE COME
November 9, 2023-January 28, 2024

Sculptural work and two-dimensional pieces converse in this installation, a continuation of Fulcher’s earlier work focused on repetition of the objects and inclusion of the people that are elements of memory.

Online l Hearst Permanent Collection

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

Garry 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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