BLACH EARTH GALLERY
Sawdust & Shards
Sculpture by John Schwartzkopf (wood) and Annick Ibsen (clay); 1010 Third St. SE, Suite 2, Cedar Rapids. Opening reception: 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday (5/3).
AFRICAN AMERICAN MUSEUM OF IOWA
If Objects Could Talk
See how everyday objects turn into invaluable historic records that tell about Iowa’s history and the contributions African Americans have made to the state. To July 27; 55 12th Ave. SE, Cedar Rapids.
AMANA ARTS GUILD & HERITAGE MUSEUM
1918: Pacifistic Patriots of the Amana Society During World War I Art Project
Area artists have created works based on WWI photos of the Amana Boys; Heritage Museum also includes WWI artifacts. Exhibits open all year; Amana Arts Guild, 1210 G St., High Amana, and Amana Heritage Museum, 705 44th Ave., Amana.
More than 125 new works in various media and sizes, by various artists; 4850 Armar Dr. SE, Cedar Rapids.
CEDAR RAPIDS MUSEUM OF ART
Edward Hopper: Selections from the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York
Tracing the early trajectory of Edward Hopper’s career from 1906 to 1933. To May 20.
Hopper’s World: New York, Cape Cod, and Beyond
Accompanying the Hopper exhibition are images of the places Hopper lived and worked, all drawn from the Cedar Rapids Museum of Art’s collection. To May 20.
Malvina Hoffman: A Sculptor’s Journey
From the museum’s collection of works by 20th century sculptor Malvina Hoffman. The exhibit traces her artistic roots from her teenage creations through apprenticeship with Auguste Rodin and into her arrival as an independent and gifted artist. To Aug. 31; 410 Third Ave. SE, Cedar Rapids.
Paintings and drawings that comment on the U.S. president, by Leslie Bell of Davenport; video exploring the natural world by Rachel Lin Weaver of Blacksburg, Va.; exhibits by Jamie Elizabeth Hudrlik and Sayuri Sasaki Hemann; 1103 Third St. SE, Cedar Rapids.
GILDED PEAR GALLERY
Works exploring nature by local artists Crit Streed and Satomi Kawai in celebration of the gallery’s seven-year anniversary. To May 18; 808 Third Ave. SE, Cedar Rapids.
Tallgrass to Knee High: A Century of Iowa Farming
Showcases historical highlights of farming in Iowa and the Midwest from 1910 to our near future. To Oct. 28; 210 Parkside Dr., West Branch
IOWA CERAMICS CENTER & GLASS STUDIO
Resident Artist Exhibitions
Each Resident Artist at the Iowa Ceramics Center and Glass Studio will be exhibiting a body of work made during their time at the facility in the Cherry Building, 329 10th Ave. SE, Cedar Rapids.
Alea Walter: “Functional Entomology 2.0,” To May 12. An exploration of wheel thrown ceramics, functional gas- and wood-fired work, then melded with found, drawn, and wax-cast insects. Opening reception: 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. today (5/3).
Kathryn Agnes Baczeski: “What Once Was,” May 15 to 26. Opening reception: 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. May 17.
Joyce St. Clair-Voltz: “Trifle,” May 29 to June 9. Artist’s work celebrates a robust femininity. The exhibit delves into her current mood of change, development and attitude; an exercise of the importance of frivolity in self-reflection. Closing reception: 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. June 7.
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Linda Ge: “Contingere,” June 12 to 23. Exploring the idea of tactility and the physical coalescence of ephemeral shadows, undulating forms, and abrupt wisping lines. Opening reception: 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. June 21.
Lars Voltz: None, June 26 to July 7. Vessels built upon dynamic forms, diversely bodied clay and turbulent, colorful wood-fired surfaces assert a continued geologic impact on our understanding of the conditions of contemporary life. Closing reception: 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. July 5.
NATIONAL CZECH & SLOVAK MUSEUM & LIBRARY
Guts & Glory: The War Train that Shaped a Nation
Multimedia exhibition highlights how 60,000 Czech and Slovak soldiers stranded in Russia at the end of World War I banded together, seized the Trans-Siberian Railway and provided crucial support for the Allied cause that created a new homeland: Czechoslovakia. To Dec. 31, museum’s Petrik Gallery; 1400 Inspiration Place SW, Cedar Rapids.
Free First Saturdays for Students: Ride of the Kings: 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday (5/5); free for students, regular admission for non-students. Some Moravian towns celebrate Pentecost — the 50th day after Easter — with a large festival and parade called the Ride of the Kings. The men and boys of the town come together to decorate their horses with paper flowers and ribbon for the young men to ride around the village. Activity: Make paper flowers and other colorful decorations to adorn the NCSML’s “horse” (not a real horse); for students of all ages. Ncsml.org/event/free-first-saturdays-students-ride-kings/