Current Exhibitions

Icons, Elizabethans, and Elegies for a Mad King: Paintings by Steve Joy

Cardinal Espana

 

February 3 – May 6, 2018

Reception: Saturday, February 3, 5:00-7:00 pm

Steve Joy was born in England in 1952 and has lived and worked in places throughout the world. Though he moved “permanently” to the United States in 1998, when he became curator at the Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts, he continues to travel extensively and maintains a home/studio in Cornwall, England. Since 2003, he has maintained a studio in Omaha. 

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Youth Art Month: Elementary 2018

London Vergith

 

February 17 - April 8, 2018

Reception: Sunday, February 18, from 1:30-3:00 pm

This is the 29th year of celebrating the creativity of children through our Youth Art Month Exhibition.

The Art Center presents its annual celebration of Youth Art Month. This competitive exhibition attracts hundreds of entries from schools throughout Siouxland. Students competing in this year’s exhibition will come from area elementary schools. Selecting the work for the exhibition and determining awards this year will be Cory Knedler, Chair of the Art Department at the University of South Dakota. The Youth Art Month Exhibition is generously sponsored in part by Wells Fargo.

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Grant Wood

grant wood the corn roomFor the first time since 1992, Grant Wood’s Corn Room mural is shown in its entirety. An exhibition gallery was created in the summer of 2007 in the third-floor H. H. Everist Gallery for long-term display of the mural, while at the same time allowing the remaining Jensen and Terra galleries to be used for changing exhibitions. The special installation of the Grant Wood mural was funded by a donation from Bill Turner.

The Corn Room mural was one of four murals commissioned by Omaha businessman Eugene Eppley for his hotels in Council Bluffs, Cedar Rapids, Waterloo, and Sioux City. Originally part of the historical Martin Hotel, the Corn Room was created by Grant Wood in 1926, then lost for decades under paint and old wallpaper, only to be rediscovered in 1979.

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Permanent Collection On View

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The foundation of the Sioux City Art Center’s Permanent Collection began more than a century ago and now includes more than 1,000 artworks in a wide variety of mediums and styles. While many artists represented in the collection are nationally and internationally recognized, the heart of the Permanent Collection is artists from the Upper Midwest, many of whom have ties to Sioux City.

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