A showcase of arresting sculptures housed in the museum’s collection, the Figge Art Museum's exhibition Dimensional: 3D Works from the Figge Collection will, through January 16, highlight rarely exhibited works, recent additions to the collection, and the talents of dozens of gifted artisans spanning literal centuries.

Returning to its traditional stomping grounds of the Figge Art Museum's Bechtel Plaza after a spring weekend at the Mississippi Valley Fairgrounds, the 2021 Beaux Arts Fall Fair will treat visitors to an outdoor celebration of visual arts and fine crafts on September 11 and 12, with the annual event featuring food, live music, children's activities, free spin art, and works for sale by dozens of gifted Midwestern artists and vendors.

An acclaimed artist whose slip-painted earthenware bowl titled Lest Tyranny Triumph was recently acquired by the Figge Art Museum, Diego Romero, alongside Cara Romero, takes part in a virtual artist talk for the Davenport venue on September 9, sharing insight into an artistic process that calls upon the historical traditions of his Cochiti Pueblo heritage, as well as cultural influences ranging from Greek epics to comic books.

The works of two artists with long, distinguished careers in photography and painting will be explored in a September 2 curator talk hosted by the Figge Art Museum, with the Davenport venue's director of collections and exhibitions Andrew Wallace speaking on the recently opened exhibition Jim Dine & Lee Friedlander: Work from the Same House.

Two exhibitions of beautiful, evocative, and occasionally comical black-and-white photographs byIowa artists are currently on display at the Quad City Arts Center, with the Rock Island venue, through October 8, treating patrons to the talents of Des Moines' Judith Eastborn and Bettendorf's Mike Leinhauser.

Friends since the early 1960s, photographer Lee Friedlander and painter Jim Dine formed an early bond when Friedlander gave Dine a photograph he made on a trip to Cincinnati – not realizing Dine had been raised there. Since then, both artists have established long distinguished careers in photography and in painting, respectively, and through November 14, Figge Art Museum visitors are invited to see examples of their works paired in the fascinating new exhibition Jim Dine & Lee Friedlander: Work from the Same House.

A 39-year tradition that has attracted more than 25,000 people each summer to downtown Iowa City, the Iowa Arts Festival, from August 13 to 15, will host more than 90 visual artists, include an Emerging Artist Area geared toward elevating student work, and feature a beverage garden, a variety of culinary delights, children’s activities, and thrilling live-music performances on the Main and Ped Mall Stages.

A gifted and prolific artist dedicated to exploring the power of language and the mystical nature of the psyche, Lesley Dill will be the special guest in an August 18 virtual artist talk hosted by Davenport's Figge Art Museum, the award-winning talent on hand to discuss her artistic process and the works in her current Figge exhibition Wilderness: Light Sizzles Around Me.

The longer summer days and the color of light in the evening has not gone unnoticed by the artists at the Beréskin Gallery & Art Academy, and through August 26, works by some of the Bettendorf venue's 45 artisans will be on display in the exhibition Golden Light: Summer of New Beginnings, personal expressions of hope and light inspired by the summer rays and the hope of better days for our community and world.

Members of the Figge Art Museum who have admired the many works in the venue's current Tom Uttech: Origin are invited to enjoy a live audience with the artist himself, as the virtual August 4 presentation A Conversation with Tom Uttech finds the gifted Wisconsin painter and photographer discussing his process and inspirations while also answering participants' questions.