While living in Rock Island, Benjamin Dann Walsh published more than 800 notes and scientific papers on insects. Recognized as America’s first important entomologist, he was also America’s first strong advocate for Charles Darwin’s theories on the origin of species and natural selection.

The talents of three generations of artists will be on display in the University of Dubuque's Bisignano Gallery through December 29, with the venue housing beautiful and evocative drawings, paintings, prints, and more in Lasansky in the UD Collection, an exhibit boasting works by Mauricio Lasansky, his son Tomás, and his grandson Diego, the latter of whom will also speak in a special guest lecture on December 5.

An assemblage of arresting works by a former teacher at the Davenport Museum of Art (now the Figge Art Museum) and Davenport's St. Ambrose University will be on display at the Figge through June 18, with the exhibition Mother, Goddess, Crone: The Art of Maria Cusumano boasting 11 prints that were recently gifted to the venue by Cusumano’s husband and fellow artist Mark Towner.

Gloriously colorful and arresting works by a pair of Illinois-based artists are currently on display at the Quad City Arts International Airport Gallery, with the Moline airport, through January 2, hosting new ceramic works by Gary Beaumont of Champaign and recent acrylic paintings by Tony Seabolt of Rock Island.

In 1921, the school at 1414 East Locust Street in Davenport was renamed Sudlow Intermediate School. It was renamed in honor of a teacher and administrator who broke multiple glass ceilings for women: Phebe Sudlow.

A stunning landscape of some 24,000 square miles covering large swaths of northeast Iowa, southwest Wisconsin, and southeast Minnesota is being celebrated though visual art through November 25, with the University of Dubuque's Bisignano Gallery currently hosting photographs, paintings, and sculpture in its latest exhibition Driftless Art: Gail Chavenelle, Jenna Lueck, & Henry Matthiessen III.

Two of the most beloved figures in children's literature, as well as the author and artist who originated them, will be celebrated through February 5 in the Muscatine Art Center's Elephant & Piggie in WE ARE ART, an exhibit organized by the Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art in Amherst, Massachusetts, with all artwork on loan from the collection of Mo and Cher Willems.

Delivering an informative presentation on the Figge Art Museum's current exhibition Message from Our Planet: Digital Art from the Thoma Collection, special guest Jason Foumberg will host a November 3 Curator Talk at the Davenport venue, discussing and exploring the fascinating works found in this collection of 20 unique software, video, and light-technology artworks.

With the exhibit including a beaded throw, a bentwood box, a drum, and additional creations, Tsimshian: Art of the Indigenous People of the Pacific Northwest will be on display at the University of Dubuque's Bisignano Gallery through October 28, the exhibition a celebration of the culture and beauty of expressed by the tribe that currently resides mostly in coastal British Columbia and on Annette Island, the only reservation in Alaska.

Frank Warren started PostSecret in 2005 as a community art project in which he invited total strangers to anonymously mail in their secrets on homemade postcards, and some of those contributions are currently on view in the frank, fascinating, funny, and moving exhibit Post Secret, on display at Rock Island's Quad City Arts Center through December 3.