An acclaimed artist's award-winning, record-breaking exhibition of art made with LEGO pieces will be on display at the Muscatine Art Center through February 20 when the venue hosts Sean Kenney's Nature Connects, a fascinating and thoroughly engaging exploration into animal endangerment, the balance of ecosystems, and humankind’s relationship with nature.

Led by St. Ambrose University professor Dr. Terri Switzer, the German American Heritage Center's virtual November 19 program Art Nouveau: An International Tour will provide fascinating information into the artistic movement that swept the globe during the turn of the 20th century, with the presentation delivering particular insight into the Art Nouveau movement in Germany.

A socially engaged artist known for her multi-layered work addressing such important issues as cultural inequity, social justice, and the complexities of identity, robin holder will discuss her experiences as a studio artist and assistant director at Blackburn’s Printmaking Workshop in a virtual artist talk hosted by Davenport's Figge Art Museum, with the November 18 event also featuring the artist discussing the impact her experiences had on her career and creative and personal lives.

Nine extraordinary charcoal renderings of the Frank Gehry-designed Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles will be on display at the Figge Art Museum through March 20, with the Davenport venue, in the exhibit Carlos Diniz: Master of Architectural Illustration, displaying a showcase of stunning works by the renowned architectural illustrator.

In the second of two virtual Sunday-afternoon programs hosted by Davenport's German American Heritage Center and Figge Art Museum, painting conservator and art historian Barry Bauman will lead the Zoom discussion Solving the Cranach Mystery Surrounding the Portraits of Martin Luther & Katharina von Bora, a November 14 presentation in which participants will share in the joy of Bauman's most remarkable discoveries on two 1537 portraits by Lucas Cranach the Elder.

Works in a trio of disparate artistic mediums, by a trio of Illinois talents, will be on display at the Quad City Arts International Airport Gallery through January 3, with the Moline airport showcasing ceramic sculpture by Rock Island's Lori Roderick, collagraph prints by Carbondale's Luca Cruzat, and acrylic paintings by Glenville's Elise Boughner.

In the first of two virtual Sunday-afternoon programs hosted by Davenport's German American Heritage Center and Figge Art Museum, painting conservator and art historian Barry Bauman will lead the Zoom discussion The Conservation of Paintings: Historical & Technical Discoveries, a November 7 presentation in which participants can share in the joy of Bauman's most remarkable discoveries including lost signatures, hidden dates, and entire paintings hidden beneath other works.

The recipient of an Honorary Doctorate in Art and Philosophy from the Institute for Doctoral Studies in the visual arts, painter and printmaker Curlee R. Holton and his estimable works will be showcased in a virtual artist talk hosted by the Figge Art Museum, the November 4 event held in conjunction with the Davenport venue's current exhibition Robert Blackburn & Modern American Printmaking.

Held in conjunction with the Davenport venue's current exhibition Robert Blackburn & Modern American Printmaking, the Figge Art Museum's virtual curator talk on October 28 will feature fascinating insight provided by learned Blackburn expert Dr. Deborah Cullen-Morales, who will deliver a talk about the innovative and highly influential artist who famously challenged the idea of lithography as a high-craft process.

Expressive, multi-hued works by an esteemed professor of Art and Art History at the University of Iowa will be on display in St. Ambrose University's Catich Gallery, with the venue, through December 17. showcasing paintings by Susan Chrysler White, whose artistic creations, as the artist says, are “subjects that I am grappling with as my work moves into more poignantly personal terrain.”

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