Please note, exhibition dates and opening receptions are subject to change over the next month.

Playful Investigations by Kate Brennan Hall
April 16-May 16, 2021

This exhibition features works from the daily practice of illustrator Kate Brennan Hall. As a professional illustrator and printmaker Kate has enjoyed the challenges of deadlines and the parameters of projects from clients. But longevity as a maker means that it’s important to keep going back to that feeling from childhood that led to all of this—the act of playing and experimenting without an end goal in sight: just pure exploration. Kate Brennan Hall is a graduate of the Minneapolis College of Art + Design where she focused on illustration + printmaking. She has worked with clients such as Target, Mastercard, Blue Cross Blue Shield, American Airlines, and Doubleday; she has exhibited her work in Europe and the United States. Her current projects include working on product lines for the home that feature funny dogs & cats along with many other designs. The main theme of her work: she seeks to elevate the ordinary & necessary things that awaken us to the beauty all around us. Follow Kate Brennan Hall on Instagram! Visit her website!

As part of the exhibition Playful Investigations, digital artwork by Martha Marie Hall will also be on view. She is an illustrator, printmaker, writer, and designer based in New York City. Follow her on Instagram and visit her website!

April 16-June 1, 2021

This exhibition features works by students from elementary and secondary schools in Cedar Falls. The emerging talent of young artists provides an impressive and diverse display of work in all media including ceramics, photography, printmaking and painting. View the online show here in April.

April 16-May 16, 2021

The Hearst presents a selection of portraits by Sky Bergman. Bergman is an accomplished, award-winning photographer and filmmaker. Lives Well Lived, Sky’s directorial debut, celebrates the incredible wit and wisdom of adults 75 to 100 years old who are living their lives to the fullest. Portraits on display are of several of her subjects from the documentary. This exhibition and connected programs are made possible in part by funding from the Iowa Arts Council.

Spring Break 2021 Camp Illustrations
April 16-May 16, 2021

Illustrations and more will be on view in Dresser-Robinson Gallery, highlighting the several works of art from our spring break art campers this year.

First Fifty: New Traditions
June 3-July 11, 2021
Opening Reception: Tuesday, June 3, 2021 from 5:00-6:00 p.m.
Artwork Dropoff: Thursday, May 20 at 9:00 a.m.

This year we’re looking forward to seeing what you’ve been up to. What did you make with your hands in 2020 + 2021? Gather up your latest project + plan to participate in our ninth First Fifty exhibition. The first fifty ready-to-hang works of art to arrive at the Hearst Center will be included in this exhibition. Are you a weaver? A quilter? Did you create something out of random materials you had on hand? An epic TikTok perhaps?

Any questions, please email Curator/Registrar, Emily Drennan.