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Your Hoopla weekly roundup of area art exhibits

Dolls rest on a table in the collection room at the African American Museum of Iowa in Cedar Rapids on Friday, Aug. 11, 2017. The museum is opening a new exhibit called “If Objects Could Talk” on Friday, August 25. (Rebecca F. Miller/The Gazette)
Dolls rest on a table in the collection room at the African American Museum of Iowa in Cedar Rapids on Friday, Aug. 11, 2017. The museum is opening a new exhibit called “If Objects Could Talk” on Friday, August 25. (Rebecca F. Miller/The Gazette)

AFRICAN AMERICAN MUSEUM OF IOWA

If Objects Could Talk: See how everyday objects turn into historic records. 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 created works based on photos of the Amana Boys. Open all year; Amana Arts Guild, 1210 G St., High Amana, and Amana Heritage Museum, 705 44th Ave., Amana.

BLACH EARTH GALLERY

Sawdust & Shards: Sculpture by John Schwartzkopf and Annick Ibsen; 1010 Third St. SE, Suite 2, Cedar Rapids.

CEDAR RAPIDS MUSEUM OF ART

Setting the Table: The Art of Still Life: Still life emerged as a genre of painting in the early 17th century in Europe. Including all kinds of man-made or natural objects, cut flowers, fruit, vegetables, fish, game, etc., still life paintings were highly symbolic and reflect the values of the society and artist who creates it. This exhibition showcases many of the still life works in the CRMA collection. To Sept. 2.

Malvina Hoffman: A Sculptor’s Journey: From the museum’s collection of works by 20th century sculptor Malvina Hoffman. To Aug. 31; 410 Third Ave. SE, Cedar Rapids.

CSPS GALLERIES

Grant Wood Fellows’ Exhibition 2017-18: Featuring Brandon Coley Cox and Joe DeVera (visual art) and Joe Osheroff (theater). Most works were created during their residencies at the Grant Wood Art Colony in Iowa City, and expand beyond their disciplines of painting, drawing, printmaking and theater; to June 3.

Commons Gallery: Leslie Bell’s drawings of President Donald Trump. To June 3; 1103 Third St. SE, Cedar Rapids.

HOOVER MUSEUM

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Tallgrass to Knee High: A Century of Iowa Farming: 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.

Kathryn Agnes Baczeski: “What Once Was,” to Saturday (5/26).

Joyce St. Clair-Voltz: “Trifle,” Tuesday (5/29) to June 9. Artist’s work celebrates femininity. The exhibit delves into her current mood of change, development and attitude. Closing reception: 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. June 7.

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

Ubuhle Women: Beadwork and the Art of Independence: Showcasing a form of bead art developed by women in rural KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. Women transform flat cloth with Czech glass beads. To Sept. 17.

Guts & Glory: The War Train that Shaped a Nation: Multimedia exhibition highlights how 60,000 Czech and Slovak soldiers stranded in Russia banded together to provide crucial support for the Allied cause. To Dec. 31, museum’s Petrik Gallery; 1400 Inspiration Place SW, Cedar Rapids.

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