Current Exhibitions

Of Sticks and Stones: Sculptures by Jeff Baldus

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May 19 – August 5, 2018

Sioux City artist Jeff Baldus is familiar to many in our community. He has made some of our region’s most consistently elegant pottery for many years. However, Jeff expanded his artistic output greatly during his time in graduate school at the University of South Dakota, where he completed his degree in 2012. He has found great beauty and meaning in the simplest and humblest of natural objects, from fallen branches to stones. Using a variety of sculptural skills, Jeff transforms decaying sticks into majestic bronzes or combines clay and wood to make large, stone-like, ceramic orbs. In 2017, he received a grant from the Iowa Arts Council to support the production of many of the cast metal sculptures included in this exhibition.

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The Briar Cliff Review Exhibition 2018

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April 19 – July 8, 2018

The Sioux City Art Center is pleased to present this exhibition of artworks by local, regional and national artists, which were selected for the 2018 edition of The Briar Cliff Review, Briar Cliff University’s award-winning journal celebrating its 30th year. This impressive annual publication focuses on poetry, fiction, non-fiction, and art. The opening of this exhibition coincides with the release of Volume 29 of the Review.

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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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