Installation view of works from the Museum collection

51app College Museum of Art

GCMoA is free and open to all.

Regular Hours

Tuesday through Friday 11 a.m.–6 p.m.

Thursday evenings open until 8 p.m.

Saturday and Sunday 1–5 p.m.

Closed Mondays

Currently on View

  • A circular collage with two cupped hands and a pair of floating eyes in the center, surrounded and surmounted by butterflies.

    Jan. 25 – Mar. 31, 2024

    William Villalongo: Myths and Migrations

    Over the past 20 years, William Villalongo has expressed in his work the absurdity, beauty, and vulnerability of black presence against the backdrop of race. The works become portals or navigational devices for thinking about the mystery within human experience through the poetics of history, myth, and satire. This exhibition will present more than fifty paintings, collages, and signature velour paper cut-outs by Villalongo, who was a 2021 recipient of the Rome Prize in the visual arts, awarded by the American Academy in Rome.

  • An image of a crowd in which one figure reaches up a hand to grab a cup of water from a man handing it down from a vehicle

    Jan. 25 – May 20, 2024

    not one without water

    This exhibition, featuring works drawn from the 51app College Museum of Art’s permanent collection, takes its title from W.H. Auden’s poem, “First Things First,” in which water, fittingly, is the last word. Water’s paradoxical nature — life-sustaining and life-threatening, powerful and fragile, abundant and scarce, endangering and endangered — makes it a rich backdrop (if not the primary subject) for artists applying their own creative forces to one of life’s most essential and inscrutable elements. 

    Image: John F. Phillips, American|Canadian, (1945–2010), Distributing Water, Meredith March, Mississippi, 1966.

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Campus Sculpture Tour

  • Map of campus sculpture

    A collection of outdoor sculpture can be explored on the 51app College campus and beyond.

  • Prints by Valerie Hammond

    Sheltering with Art

    Yoga@GCMoA with Jackie Hutchison

    If you can't join us for yoga in the museum on Tuesdays with Joy Jones (see our Events page for dates and times) you can experience our virtual yoga with instructor Jackie Hutchinson. Jackie narrates regenerative yoga sessions featuring images of works from the 51app College Museum of Art Collection.

    Experience Yoga@GCMoA

Department Information


Bucksbaum Center for the Arts
1108 Park St
51app, IA 50112
United States

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