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Doodlebugs at the Marion Library: "Got Your Nose"
December 19, 2017 10:45 AM

Category:  Doodlebugs

Just like that red-nosed reindeer we all know and love, we’ll wind up with red noses at the end of today’s art project. And the bonus: we’ll have scented artwork to take home!   more >>


Art Lover's Book Club: Rodin's Lover
December 21, 2017 04:00 PM

Category:  Art Lover's Book Club

Rodin’s Lover brings to life the volatile love affair between one of the era’s greatest artists and a woman entwined in a tragic dilemma she cannot escape.   more >>


Doodlebugs a the HPL: Your Novel Navel
December 29, 2017 10:30 AM

Category:  Doodlebugs

Whether you have an innie or an outie, today’s art project will have you belly-button gazing and pondering your novel navel! Throw in a silly story and everyone’s bellies will be shaking with giggles!   more >>


Art Bites:New installation in Grant Wood: From Farm Boy to American Icon
January 3, 2018 12:15 PM

Category:  Art Bites

Grant Wood Spotlight: New installation in Grant Wood: From Farm Boy to American Icon Grant Wood: A walk through the Wood’s! Join Associate Curator Kate Kunau to view the new installation in the permanent Grant Wood gallery, Grant Wood: From Farm Boy to American Icon. With 28 of our iconic Grant Wood artworks on loan to the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York City, it’s a great opportunity to bring out some of the artist’s lesser-known artworks.   more >>


Guided Meditation: How Am I Inspired To Be?
January 11, 2018 06:00 PM

Category:  Guided Meditation

We all have something positive we can contribute to this world. Inward we go to connect with what moves us...what inspires us...what calls up our sense of compassion. From these places a deeper Loving expression can emerge. Let's see where that expression wants to take us...   more >>


Mini-Figure Study: Teens' Mini-Figure Painting Contest
January 13, 2018 01:00 PM

Category:  Art Classes

These fantasy miniatures are only two inches high, but it's no tall order to paint yours in this silly competition for ridiculous awards (all unofficial, of course!). If you're familiar with Dungeons & Dragons or Pathfinder role-playing games, you might recognize these mini-figures, but you'll have just as much fun even if you're not a gamer. Teens, help us celebrate the end of our Figure Study exhibition by painting these human and nonhuman characters to win awards like "Most Ridiculous Color Scheme" and "Most Marvelous Mess".   more >>


Art Lover's Book Club:Stone Mirrors: The Sculpture and Silence of Edmonia Lewis
January 18, 2018 04:00 PM - 05:00 PM

Category:  Art Lover's Book Club

From critically acclaimed author Jeannine Atkins comes a haunting biographical novel in verse about a half Native American, half African American sculptor working in the years following the Civil War.   more >>


Art Lover’s Book Club "The Figures of Beauty" by David Macfarlane
February 15, 2018 04:00 PM

Category:  Art Lover's Book Club

Moving from Paris to Italy to North America, a sensuous, heartbreaking novel about art, beauty, star-crossed lovers. A young man arrives in Paris in 1968, where a series of unlikely events lead him to a tiny village in Italy—and to the great love of his life   more >>


Art Lover’s Book Club "The Empress of Art: Catherine the Great and the Transformation of Russia"
March 15, 2018 04:00 PM

Category:  Art Lover's Book Club

Ruthless and passionate, Catherine the Great is singularly responsible for amassing one of the most awe-inspiring collections of art in the world and turning St. Petersburg in to a world wonder. The Empress of Art brings to life the creation of this captivating woman's greatest legacy.   more >>


Art Lover’s Book Club "Shocking Paris: Soutine, Chagall and Outsiders of Montparnasse" by Stanley Me
April 19, 2018 04:00 PM

Category:  Art Lover's Book Club

Soutine arrived in Paris while many painters were experimenting with cubism, but he had no time for trends and fashions; like his art, Soutine was intense, demonic, and fierce. In constant fear of the French police and the German Gestapo, plagued by poor health and bouts of depression, Soutine was the epitome of the tortured artist. Rich in period detail, Stanley Meisler's Shocking Paris explores the short, dramatic life of one of the most influential artists of the twentieth century.   more >>




Ongoing Events


Grant Wood Studio Opens for the 2017 Season
Category:  Grant Wood Studio
April 1, 2017

The Grant Wood Studio, located at the fictional address of #5 Turner Alley, was the home and art studio of Grant Wood. The studio is open to the public every Saturday and Sunday from noon to 4pm, excluding holidays. See the very spot where American Gothic, one of the most recognized works of art in the world, was created.
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