Exhibits

Faces of Iowa Through the Early Lens

Saturday, September 30, 2017 to Sunday, May 20, 2018

In the mid 1800s Iowa City, along with the rest of the state and nation, saw a boom in commercial studio photography.   Portrait painters were often early adopters of the new equipment and tools and brought photographs within the reach of average families. See rare daguerreotypes, original photography equipment, and images of early Iowa City residents in this brand-new exhibit.  Faces of Iowa through the Early Lens draws on the collections of the State Historical Society of Iowa and historical societies throughout the state

National Geographic Photo Ark

Thursday, November 16, 2017 to Sunday, May 20, 2018

The interaction between animals and their environments is the engine that keeps the planet healthy for all of us. But for many species, time is running out. When you remove one, it affects us all.