Oct
17
Thu
Gallery Exhibition: Self-Portrait As… @ McWethy Hall: Peter Paul Luce Gallery
Oct 17 all-day

Homecoming Reception: Oct. 26, 3–5 pm

Gallery Hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays and 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Sundays.

Admission is free to the public.

John Beckelman: Horizon Suite @ The Cedar Rapids Museum of Art
Oct 17 @ 12:00 pm – 8:00 pm

John Beckelman’s Horizon Suite is a group of six recently-completed three-dimensional landscapes. Using the expressive potential of clay and a variety of other materials, Beckelman’s work explores the transitional space where the sky meets the land or sea. The horizontal sweep of this space is mediated by intimate moments of surprising texture, shifting light, and fleeting color. Horizon Suite attempts to gently entice the viewer into the inner landscapes and interior spaces of our imagination and memory. Beckelman finds a curious intersection between the seemingly enduring and timeless character of earth and the fleeting yet wonderful impermanence of the world in which we live. John Beckelman’s art has been shown in exhibitions throughout the country and he has been the recipient of numerous awards, commissions, and grants. He received his master of fine arts degree in ceramics and his master of science degree in ceramics from Illinois State University. Beckelman is the Robert O. Daniel Professor of Art, Emeritus at Coe College. He lives and works in Cedar Rapids.

Art Lovers Book Club /Stories of Art and Artists edited by Diane Secker Tesdell @ Art Lovers Book Club / Stories of Art and Artists edited by Diane Secker Tesdell
Oct 17 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Stories of Art and Artists gathers two centuries of classic stories from around the world. From Nathaniel Hawthorne’s “The Artist of the Beautiful” and Albert Camus’s “The Artist at Work” to Bernard Malamud’s “Rembrandt’s Hat” and Aimee Bender’s “The Color Master,” the tales collected here range from haunting fables about the power of art to vivid portraits of those who create.

 

 

Free Third Thursdays On Third @ Free Third Thursdays On Third
Oct 17 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Join us for free admission every third Thursday of the month from 5:00 PM-8:00 PM. All exhibitions are free!

 

Pajama Storytime / Not-So-Spooky Monsters @ Pajama Storytime / Not-So-Spooky Monsters
Oct 17 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

What’s that under your bed? What’s that thing in your closet? Don’t worry—it’s not what you think. When we read some books about not-so-spooky monsters, you’ll find that it wasn’t that scary after all. And we’ll even make some not-so-creepy critters to take home. Pajama Storytimes are free for kids and their adult companions. Wear your PJ’s and bring a stuffed friend to cuddle with.

 

Oct
18
Fri
Gallery Exhibition: Self-Portrait As… @ McWethy Hall: Peter Paul Luce Gallery
Oct 18 all-day

Homecoming Reception: Oct. 26, 3–5 pm

Gallery Hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays and 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Sundays.

Admission is free to the public.

John Beckelman: Horizon Suite @ The Cedar Rapids Museum of Art
Oct 18 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

John Beckelman’s Horizon Suite is a group of six recently-completed three-dimensional landscapes. Using the expressive potential of clay and a variety of other materials, Beckelman’s work explores the transitional space where the sky meets the land or sea. The horizontal sweep of this space is mediated by intimate moments of surprising texture, shifting light, and fleeting color. Horizon Suite attempts to gently entice the viewer into the inner landscapes and interior spaces of our imagination and memory. Beckelman finds a curious intersection between the seemingly enduring and timeless character of earth and the fleeting yet wonderful impermanence of the world in which we live. John Beckelman’s art has been shown in exhibitions throughout the country and he has been the recipient of numerous awards, commissions, and grants. He received his master of fine arts degree in ceramics and his master of science degree in ceramics from Illinois State University. Beckelman is the Robert O. Daniel Professor of Art, Emeritus at Coe College. He lives and works in Cedar Rapids.

Night at the Museum Family Fun Day @ Night at the Museum Family Fun Day
Oct 18 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

It’s a night at the museum! Family Fun Night celebrates our fall exhibitions Up All Night: Art of the Dark and Haunted: Marvin Cone’s Ghosts. There will be a spectacular laser light show after the sun sets.  Come dressed in your favorite costume for tricks and treats like make-and-take masterpieces that glow under black light, scavenger hunts, and night-owl projects you can take home! It’s free for all ages so bring the whole family!

 

Oct
19
Sat
Gallery Exhibition: Self-Portrait As… @ McWethy Hall: Peter Paul Luce Gallery
Oct 19 all-day

Homecoming Reception: Oct. 26, 3–5 pm

Gallery Hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays and 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Sundays.

Admission is free to the public.

John Beckelman: Horizon Suite @ The Cedar Rapids Museum of Art
Oct 19 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

John Beckelman’s Horizon Suite is a group of six recently-completed three-dimensional landscapes. Using the expressive potential of clay and a variety of other materials, Beckelman’s work explores the transitional space where the sky meets the land or sea. The horizontal sweep of this space is mediated by intimate moments of surprising texture, shifting light, and fleeting color. Horizon Suite attempts to gently entice the viewer into the inner landscapes and interior spaces of our imagination and memory. Beckelman finds a curious intersection between the seemingly enduring and timeless character of earth and the fleeting yet wonderful impermanence of the world in which we live. John Beckelman’s art has been shown in exhibitions throughout the country and he has been the recipient of numerous awards, commissions, and grants. He received his master of fine arts degree in ceramics and his master of science degree in ceramics from Illinois State University. Beckelman is the Robert O. Daniel Professor of Art, Emeritus at Coe College. He lives and works in Cedar Rapids.