Storybooks present enjoyable, meaningful, interactive math explorations to children and adults in Go Figure!--a national traveling exhibit that opens at the Muscatine Art Center on Saturday, August 5, 2017. Go Figure! transforms charming children’s books into a kid-sized world where children and adults can have fun exploring math with familiar characters such as Arthur, Frog and Toad, and Goldilocks and Three Bears.

Burlington, Iowa artist, James Walker Henry, will open an exhibition in the Musser House gallery at the Muscatine Art Center on August 13, 2017. For the last thirty-five years, Henry has created over five hundred surreal works of art that address social and political issues. He explores current events and ideas through paint and brush. He was first introduced to surrealist artists and the style of surrealism while taking art history courses.

On August 5, 2017, the Muscatine Art Center will open the exhibition, “Carol Steinmetz: An Artist’s Spectrum”. Local artist, Carol Steinmetz, has developed her artistic style over the last four decades. The exhibition spans her career from her works in oil to her well known florals, barns, and local landmarks and through her recent exploration with abstract and mixed media. A reception for the artist will be held on Sunday, August 13th from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.

All are invited to the Annual Ice Cream Social presented by the Friends of the Muscatine Art Center. This family-friendly event will be held on Sunday, June 25th from 1 to 5 p.m. As always, there will be plenty of ice cream, desserts, children’s activities, and live entertainment.

The Muscatine Art Center is one of more than 2,000 museums across America to offer free admission to military personnel and their families this summer in collaboration with the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families, and the Department of Defense

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After more than a year, the historic Musser-McColm House at the Muscatine Art Center is reopening, and the public is invited to celebrate on Thursday, June 1st from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. A ribbon cutting will take place at 3:30 p.m. on the second floor of the historic house.

(Moline, Ill.) Living Proof Exhibit, which celebrates the creative spirit of cancer survivors, is teaming up with the Muscatine Art Center to provide creative art sessions to cancer patients, survivors, and families touched by cancer. Two creative art sessions will be offered in October 2017 at the Muscatine Art Center. Trained instructors will guide participants in using art as one way to cope with a cancer diagnosis.

“Not So Ordinary: Iowa Regionalists and Scenes of Rural Life” on View through July 30, 2017

Local author Thomas R. Baker will present material from his book, The Scared Cause of Union: Iowa in the Civil War, published in November 2016 by the University of Iowa Press, at the Muscatine Art Center. Guests will learn about the unique place Iowa holds in Civil War history, meet Mr. Baker, and have the opportunity to purchase a signed copy of The Sacred Cause of Union. The program will be held on March 30, 2017 at 5:30 p.m. in the Art Center’s Music Room.

Although the Musser House continues to be closed for facility upgrades, the staff at the Muscatine Art Center is busy preparing for holiday events. The annual event, Sunday with Santa, is set f...