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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The Briar Cliff Review Exhibition

April 25 - July 21, 2019

The exhibition includes artworks by local and regional artists that are featured in the 31st anniversary edition of The Briar Cliff Review, Briar Cliff University’s award-winning journal of articles, essays, poetry, photography, and art. The exhibition is an eclectic gathering of mediums and styles, presented as a sampling of many of the artistic trends occurring in the region. 

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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