Arts & Culture


The fate of a vacant downtown building could be decided Monday night by the Rock Island city council. The owner of the First National Bank at 17th Street and 2nd Avenue, Modern Woodmen, is appealing an attempt by the Rock Island Preservation Society to have it declared a landmark.

Image Courtesy of John Deere Archives, © John Deere

A new exhibit at the Figge Art Museum will feature the work of one of the 20th century's most influential industrial designers.

This year marks the 100-year anniversary of the ratification of the 19th amendment, granting women the right to vote.  In celebration, the Muscatine Art Center is hosting three simultaneous exhibits featuring female artists:  Hard Won, Not Done:  Eastern Iowa Women Artists’ Invitational, Letters to My Ancestors:  The Watercolors of Tara Moorman, and The Feminist To Do List by Susan Lenz.  All three exhibits are up through April 12, 2020.


Nearly three years after it opened, the Bix Beiderbecke Museum and Archive in Davenport has its first director. Nathan Kraft began working, on a part-time basis, earlier this month.

Jon Lovett, host of the irreverent podcast Lovett or Leave It, will be recording his show in front of a live audience at Hancher Auditorium in Iowa City on Thursday, January 30, 2020 at 8PM.