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Photo of sculpture from the Hearst Permanent Collection


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.


November 9, 2023-January 28, 2024
Opening Reception: Thursday, November 9 from 5:30-7 p.m.

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.

November 9, 2023-January 28, 2024
Opening Reception: Thursday, November 9 from 5:30-7 p.m.

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. 

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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