On display at Davenport's Figge Art Museum from October 7 through January 8, the arresting historical exhibition Art & Activism at Tougaloo College will explore the inception of this distinctive collection at the intersection of modern art, education, and social justice, and in doing so, will highlight Tougaloo’s evolution as a center for vanguard European and American art shaped by interracial collaboration and the pursuit of civil rights.

A collaborative art exhibition with a seasonally appropriate spooky theme, The Mysterious Disappearance of Miss Haylee will haunt Rock Island's Quad City Arts Center from October 11 through December 1, this delightfully spine-tingling event blending the collective talents of area visual artists Heidi Hernandez and Bruce Walters alongside those of local author Michael McCarty.

Held in conjunction with the nationally touring Art & Activism at Tougaloo College, an exhibition celebration and curator talk will be held at Davenport's Figge Art Museum on October 12, the evening featuring a presentation by Turry M. Flucker, former Director and Curator of the Tougaloo College Art Collections and current Vice President of Collections and Partnerships at the Terra Foundation for American Art.

This fall and upcoming winter, Davenport's Figge Art Museum will an arresting and enthralling new, space-specific installation by a famed Swiss artist during the housing (through February 4) of Zimoun, with the large-scale artwork filling the museum's third-floor gallery and boasting more than 80 16-foot-high cardboard stacks each set in motion mechanically.

A celebration of longtime Muscatine resident and personal assistant and printer for Mauricio Lasansky, who was once referred to by Time magazine as “the nation’s most influential printmaker," Jon Fasanelli-Cawelti: The Man Filled with Music will be on display at the Muscatine Art Center through February 18, demonstrating how the artist used technology from the 1400s to create works that still resonate with viewers today.

Stunning works by an Argentine-American artist and educator revered for his advanced techniques in intaglio printmaking will be celebrated at the Muscatine Art Center through January 28, with Mauricio Lasansky: Portrait from the Permanent Collection honoring the man who established the school of printmaking at the University of Iowa, which offered the first Master of Fine Arts program in the field in the United States.

A traditional Mexican holiday is being celebrated in high style at Davenport's Figge Art Museum through the exhibit Day of the Dead: Remember, Honor, Celebrate, an installation – on display through December 3 – that explores how we celebrate and remember the lives of our lost loved ones through the collective traditions, art-making, and storytelling that are among the holiday's integral elements.

Boasting 36 unique examples of jewelry as well as nine of the artist's signature sculptures created over a span of five decades, the Figge Art Museum exhibition Quanta of Space: The Bosom Sculpture of Ibram Lassaw will be on display in the Davenport venue through December 3, its Katz Gallery showcase demonstrating the artistic gifts of the Russian-American sculptor revered for his non-objective construction in brazed metals.

Offering a visual playground of colors, textures, and shapes from four women who push the boundaries of traditional materials to create an exciting collective experience, the Quad City Arts exhibit Hobbs, LeBreton, Montalvo, & Simonson will be on display at the Quad City International Airport Gallery through October 30, showcasing fiber art by Patricia Hobbs and Maria Montalvo with ceramic sculpture by Sara Simonson, all three from Macomb, Illinois, and paper sculpture by Laurie LeBreton of Chicago.

An impressively wide and beautiful variety of paintings by a trio of Midwestern talents will be on display at the Quad City Arts Center through October 6, with the Rock Island venue showcasing oil paintings by Barbara Curtis of Urbana, Illinois; sculptural paintings by Amanda Mulcahy of Chicago; and oil paintings by Tim Olson of Dubuque, Iowa.