CEDAR RAPIDS, IOWA (August 16, 2022) — The African American Museum of Iowa (AAMI) will host its annual History Makers Gala on Thursday, September 29, 2022. The event will highlight the achievements of honorees Sean Baylor (Cedar Rapids), Diana Henry (Iowa City), Pastor Chassidi Martin (Waterloo), Fred Seay (Keokuk), and Ross Wilburn (Ames). History Makers were nominated by their peers and selected by a Museum committee based on their professional and community impact as leaders.

DAVENPORT, IOWA (July 5, 2022) — Now open, the Putnam Museum and Science Center’s newest exhibit, Akwaaba: West African Cultures, is the second exhibit in the World Culture Gallery. The World Culture Gallery showcases cultures from around the world as reflected in the museum’s historic collection and rich partnership in the Quad Cities’ international community.

CEDAR RAPIDS, IOWA (July 1, 2022) — The African American Museum of Iowa’s $5M capital campaign was mentioned in a segment on Late Night with Seth Meyers on NBC.

MUSCATINE, IOWA (June 27, 2022) — Ballet Des Moines will bring its full company of professional dancers to six locations this summer, sharing world-class arts and education programming directly with Iowans across the state.

MUSCATINE, IOWA (June 1, 2022) — The winter months are gone, the weather is changing and it’s almost summer! The Muscatine Art Center is delighted to invite families for a couple of FREE outdoor family events to celebrate the season.

MUSCATINE, IOWA (May 23, 2022) — The artist William Havlicek describes his series “The Sanctuary of the Sun: Seasons and Time” as “a poetic eulogy to Iowa’s seasonal changes, ochre harvests, russet woods, and silent streams.” Selections from the series will be on exhibit in the historic house at the Muscatine Art Center from June 2 through September 11, 2022.

MUSCATINE, IOWA (May 16, 2022) — The Muscatine Art Center invites the community to explore the lives of children from all different kinds of circumstances through the exhibition, “Where Children Sleep: Photographs by James Mollison.” This revealing series of photographs shares the diverse stories of children in many different countries.

BETTENDORF, IOWA (April 25, 2022) — Thinking of travel or a change in pace from the Iowa landscape? Look no further than the upcoming exhibition of water, sky, volcanic rock, and white structures were the elements consistently found by Robert Zeidler in his recent Aegean Sea landscapes.

ROCK ISLAND, ILLINOIS (April 25, 2022) — Lloyd Schoeneman (1951-2001) began his career with Quad City Arts Council in 1978. He worked tirelessly for the organization and was a driving force for art and artists in our community. In his memory, Quad City Arts recognizes and celebrates exceptional leadership in the arts community with an award that embodies his creative spirit and passion.