MUSCATINE, IOWA (April 21, 2021) — Muscatine will be one of three stops on the “Dance into Spring” tour, bringing together Ballet Des Moines and Hancher Auditorium. The free outdoor performance will take place on the Muscatine Riverfront on May 2, 5:30PM, and will feature company dancers from Ballet Des Moines, performers from the University of Iowa’s Dance Company, and special guests from the acclaimed Miami City Ballet.


Early 19 century toy sewing machine and accessories, on display February 6 to April 4 at the Muscatine Art Center


MUSCATINE, IOWA (December 4, 2020) — The holidays are fast approaching, and even though we can’t celebrate with big events such as Sunday with Santa or Kids Pajama Party, we can still share some holiday cheer. The historic Musser-McColm mansion is decorated and adorned for Christmas, something that our guests look forward to every year.

MUSCATINE, IOWA (December 1, 2020) — The Public Art Advisory Commission for the City of Muscatine announces two public art opportunities. The first is a mural project on Houser Street, and organizations are invited to submit applications. Up to five organizations will be select to receive a $300 stipend to complete a mural project on a section of retaining wall between Hershey and Lucas.

MUSCATINE, IOWA (October 13, 2020) — A series of new short films will introduce Muscatine Access Channel Nine viewers and other local residents to Muscatine Civil War soldier, Daniel Parvin. "Muscatine and the Civil War: The Letters of Daniel Parvin" will premiere on October 23. The short film features actors Bryce Taylor as Daniel Parvin and Courtney Gevaert as his wife, Sarah Parvin.


MUSCATINE, IOWA (May 28, 2020) — The opening of the exhibition, “Till Death: Wedding and Mourning Traditions,” has been anticipated by Muscatine Art Center insiders for the last few years. Now that the exhibition is the first on view following a closure of several months, staff hopes the stunning historic gowns will bring the return of visitors.

MUSCATINE, IOWA (March 2, 2020) — Living Proof Exhibit is a non-profit that provides the therapeutic benefits of the arts to cancer patients, survivors, families, and caregivers. The Muscatine Art Center and Living Proof Exhibit begin its partnership in 2017. The partnership has grown with the Muscatine Art Center hosting the fall 2019 juried exhibition, “A Visualization of Hope”, with the works of over 30 cancer survivors represented.

MUSCATINE, IOWA (February 24, 2020) — Spring is in the air at the Muscatine Art Center, and the season is chockfull of fun! In addition to Mini Masters for the youngest learners and Kids’ Saturday Workshops for school-aged kids, free spring break activities and events for families are on the calendar.

Spring Break