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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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

michael eastman horse36

 

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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Glenda Dreenen

Drennen Rue Rutabaga

 

January 20 – April 22, 2018

Glenda Drennen, a native of South Dakota, now resides in Sioux City, IA. She maintains Watermark Studio where she creates original watercolors and water media paintings. Her creativity was already apparent in childhood, and she has been painting watercolors professionally for nearly 40 years. This award wining artist has earned signature membership in the Iowa Watercolor Society and Watercolor USA, Springfield, MO. She is a popular, sought-after watercolor workshop instructor. She has become one of the most popular teachers at the Art Center. If you haven’t taken a class with her, this exhibition of her recent paintings might just inspire you.

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