Exhibitions

The Sioux City Art Center’s exhibitions primarily include artworks made by contemporary artists who live and work in the upper Midwest. Exhibitions include thematic group exhibitions, one-person exhibitions, and both local and regional juried exhibitions. Large exhibitions of any kind are presented in either or both of the Art Center’s third-floor galleries, each of which has approximately 3,000 square feet of space.

Exhibitions

The Sioux City Art Center’s exhibitions primarily include artworks made by contemporary artists who live and work in the upper Midwest. Exhibitions include thematic group exhibitions, one-person exhibitions, and both local and regional juried exhibitions. Large exhibitions of any kind are presented in either or both of the Art Center’s third-floor galleries, each of which has approximately 3,000 square feet of space.

Exhibitions include thematic group exhibitions, one-person exhibitions, and both local and regional juried exhibitions.

More About Our Exhibitions

A small gallery on the third floor is reserved for the presentation of Grant Wood’s Corn Room Mural, a 1926 work that was originally created for the Martin Hotel, one block north of the Art Center. Second-floor gallery space is reserved for exhibitions with a local connection. Three first-floor galleries are used to present exhibitions of artworks in the permanent collection.

In 2003, the Art Center began a new series of exhibitions that are sponsored by the Blockbuster Partners, a group of supporters who are committed to making large-scale exhibitions accessible to the Sioux City community. Subjects of Blockbuster exhibitions since 2003 have included Rodin, da Vinci, and Pollock, and have featured subjects ranging from Colonial and early American historical objects and the photographic documentation of the western United States to motorcycles and Lego bricks.

Current Exhibitions

ARTcetera 2024

March 22, 2024—April 18, 2024

The Sioux City Art Center will present ARTcetera in early 2024 and we would love to include your artwork. The artworks in ARTcetera will be installed in our three first-floor galleries, totaling approximately 5,000 square feet.

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Youth Art Month Exhibition: Elementary School Students

February 24, 2024—April 21, 2024

This annual exhibition celebrates the artwork of Siouxland students from the tri-state area. The 2024 installation includes creative expressions by elementary school students in diverse styles and materials.

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Therman Statom: Novella

February 1, 2024—July 14, 2024

The Sioux City Art Center is thrilled to present a solo exhibition of work by Omaha-based artist Therman Statom. This will be his first exhibition at the Art Center and will feature a combination of reformatted earlier pieces as well as new artworks that have not been on view before. The reception will be on Thursday, February 1, 2024, from 5:00pm – 7:00pm.

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Earth-Water-Light

April 12, 2022—December 31, 2040

This long-term exhibition includes more than 80 artworks from the Sioux City Art Center’s permanent collection. Each gallery contains artworks that are organized by the words, Earth Water and Light.

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Grant Wood’s Corn Room Mural

June 1, 2007—December 31, 2040

For the first time since 1992, Grant Wood’s Corn Room mural is shown in its entirety. An exhibition gallery was created in the summer of 2007 in the third-floor H. H. Everist Gallery for long-term display of the mural, while at the same time allowing the remaining Jensen and Terra galleries to be used for changing exhibitions.

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Upcoming Exhibitions

Tim Olson: The Hall of Notable Iowans & Other Midwestern Curiosities

May 9, 2024—September 15, 2024

In his large- and small-scale paintings, Tim Olson aims to capture the evolving relationship between industry and nature in this region, drawing inspiration from the intricate style of Netherlandish portrait and landscape painters.

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Amanda Browder: Razzle Dazzle

August 31, 2024—September 1, 2024

Razzle Dazzle will be an unforgettable presentation of a collectively produced textile installation led by the Brooklyn-based artist Amanda Browder. The spectacle that it produces will act as a stage to stimulate dialogue across civic and cultural boundaries, activating an often-overlooked space in extraordinary ways. Razzle Dazzle will be installed on the Sioux City Art Center during ArtSplash 2024.

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Past Exhibitions

Judy Onofrio: Deep Dive

September 21, 2023—February 11, 2024

Judy Onofrio is a sculptor with an international reputation who’s larger than life sculptures are covered with collaged bones, glass orbs, thousands of beads, and intricate glass mosaics. The reception will be on Thursday, September 21, 2023, from 5:00pm – 7:00pm.

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Teo Nguyen: Việt Nam Peace Project

August 17, 2023—January 14, 2024

Teo Nguyen’s solo museum exhibition invites contemplation and reflection on the Vietnamese people’s struggles toward peace and what the artist calls “the politics of worthiness.” His stories of heartbreak, optimism, resistance, and reconciliation that are interwoven into Vietnamese culture and spiritualism. The reception for Viet Nam Peace Project will be on Thursday, August 17, 2023, from 5:00pm – 7:00pm.

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Briar Cliff Review Exhibition

April 20, 2023—September 3, 2023

The Sioux City Art Center is pleased to present the newest installment of the Briar Cliff Review exhibition. This annual exhibition of artworks by local, regional, and national artists, were selected for the 2023 edition of The Briar Cliff Review, Briar Cliff University’s award-winning journal. The reception for Briar Cliff Review will be on Thursday, April 20, 2023, from 6:00pm – 8:30pm.

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Siouxland Artists: Annual Exhibition

May 4, 2023—August 6, 2023

Siouxland Artists, Inc. is an organization of regional artists dedicated to fostering the development of art and spreading the appreciation of art throughout the community. The reception for this exhibition will be on Thursday, June 15, 2023, from 6:00 – 8:00pm.

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Past Exhibition Archive

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