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.

Offering visitors the chance to experience what it's like being in the front row of Spartan athletics, the University of Dubuque's Bisignano Art Gallery will house Photo Finish: Sports Photography at UD through September 29, this special exhibit timed to coincide with the beginning of the new school year and, of course, the start of collegiate football season.

Original works from more than 80 juried regional and national artists will be on hand at the September 16 and 17 Riverssance Festival of Fine Art, with the 35th Lindsay Park event, hosted by Quad City Arts, boasting a children’s art-activity tent, a wine tasting, artist-painted wine glasses, food vendors, live music, and the presentation of the prestigious Harley Award to Dee Schricker, the honor given to an individual whose affected the arts and artists in the Quad Cities during their lifetime.

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.

In a special Artist Talk presented at Davenport's Figge Art Museum on September 21, Swiss artist Zimoun will discuss his forthcoming, self-titled exhibit - an installation that includes more than 80 16-foot high cardboard stacks set in mechanical motion to create a staggering work of visual and aural art.

William “Willie” Louis Sandoval was struck down by a machine gunner near the end of the Second World War. His death came after having served 151 days on the front line in Italy; after parachuting behind Nazi lines in Northern Europe. He was just 21 years old.

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.

Held in conjunction with the Figge Art Museum's new exhibition Quanta of Space: The Bosom Sculpture of Ibram Lassaw, which features works by the Russian-American sculptor revered for his non-objective construction in brazed metals, a special Scholar Talk with Dr. Marin R. will take place at the Davenport venue on September 14, with the presenter sharing her research on Lassaw's Synagogue commissions and more general sculptural commissions for mid-century architectural settings.

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.

Offered in conjunction with the Art Bridges Collection Loan Partnership, an innovative art lending model of displaying outstanding works of American art from the Joslyn Art Museum, Davenport's Figge Art Museum will host the virtual program Manierre Dawson: Cubist or Civil Engineer? on September 6, with Dr. Randy J. Ploog exploring the art, life, and civil-engineering curriculum of the famed abstract painter, sculptor, and Chicago native.

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