Current Exhibitions

Anna Reich: The grass outside our homes

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November 11, 2017 – February 4, 2018

Reception: Saturday, November 18, 5:00-7:00 pm

Anna Reich is Assistant Professor of Photography at Augustana University in Sioux Falls. The exhibition contains selections from two series of documentary photographs she has taken of military personnel. One presents scenes imagined by young soldiers prior to basic training; the second visits retired soldiers many years after their war experiences.

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Crafting Tradition: Oaxacan Wood Carvings

Ramirez Iguana


October 28, 2017 – January 21, 2018

The wood carvings from the Mexican state of Oaxaca in this exhibition are part of a longstanding tradition for creating folk arts and crafts. Mexico in general and Oaxaca specifically have produced varieties of textiles, ceramics, sculptures, and other art forms for many years. Most often, these art forms continue with the skills and designs handed down from generation to generation. However, the tradition of creating wood carvings is relatively young in Oaxaca. Individual artisans in a few small towns began making wood carvings during the mid-20th century. These sculptures did not become widely known or popular until the 1980s.

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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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