MUSCATINE, IOWA (May 22, 2024) — Two-time Grammy award-winner Terrance Simien and the Zydeco Experience will bring their unique blend of New Orleans funk-reggae-world-blues-American roots music to Muscatine with two events on June 7, 2024. Leading his Zydeco Experience band, Simien has become one of the most respected and accomplished artists in American roots music. His extraordinary vocal talent and on-stage charisma beckon audience members to their feet and into the groove.

MUSCATINE, IOWA (March 18, 2024) — The Muscatine Art Center and the Muscatine County Arts Council have partnered to present Daniel Adam Maltz on his 1792 Viennese fortepiano — the early piano as Mozart and Beethoven knew it — on Sunday, March 24, 2PM. Based in Vienna, Austria, Maltz specializes in Viennese Classicism — especially the works of Haydn, Mozart, and Beethoven performed on the rare Viennese fortepianos of their era.

MUSCATINE, IOWA (February 23, 2024) — Man’s best friend, barnyard creatures, playful kittens, circus animals, and bucking broncos are among the animals portrayed in the Animals in Art exhibition. The exhibition combines paintings, prints, drawings, and sculptures from the Muscatine Art Center’s permanent collection with selections of art pottery on loan from Mark and Marie Latta.

MUSCATINE, IOWA (November 15, 2023) — Local and regional artists and crafters are sharing their talents for a good cause this holiday season, and everyone is invited to be part of the fun at the Muscatine Art Center. The Heartfelt Lamp; Handmade Ornament Competition has returned for the first time since 2019. Each ornament purchase benefits Friends of the Muscatine Art Center and its mission to support educational programs at the Art Center.

MUSCATINE, IOWA (October 26, 2023) — Visitors who remember the Japanese-style garden at the Muscatine Art Center can now encounter an entirely re-made space that has the look and feel of the garden as it was in 1930 when Laura Musser McColm had it installed. Since 2020, the rehabilitation of the Japanese Garden has been an active project for the Muscatine Art Center staff and its team of consultants and contractors.

MUSCATINE, IOWA (October 6, 2023) — On Thursday, October 19, the Muscatine Art Center will welcome writers Marina Porcelli and Martha Cecilia Ruiz from the University of Iowa’s International Writing Program (IWP). The two are participating in the Fall Residency program that attracts established and emerging creative writers — poets, fiction writers, dramatists, and nonfiction writers — from all over the world.

MUSCATINE, IOWA (September 27, 2023) — The Muscatine Art Center, Global Education at the Stanley Center, MCC Collegiate LULAC, LULAC Muscatine, Muscatine UNIDOS 4-H, and the Muscatine County Arts Council are collaborating to offer an evening of dancing, music, and more on Thursday, October 12, 5:15-6:45PM.

Jon Fasanelli-Cawelti, Man Filled with Music (Green-Yellow-Black) print 24 x 18 (1)

MUSCATINE, IOWA (June 13, 2023) — The Annual Ice Cream Social is back in June, and the Friends of the Muscatine Art Center invites the local community to celebrate the arts during this free event. Mark your calendar for Sunday, June 25, 1-4PM. The Annual Ice Cream Social, sponsored by Kent Corporation and SSAB, is a Muscatine tradition that dates back to 1979.