Forsberg Riverside Galleries

The Raymond T. Forsberg Riverside Galleries are located near the Grand Foyer/Café and feature ongoing changing exhibitions, in addition to exhibitions that are planned to interpret and expand upon the permanent collection and focus on Midwest Art, American Crafts, and Haitian and Caribbean Art.

On Display

An Elegy to America in Black and White
Madai Taylor
September 13, 2018 – January 22, 2019

A poignant and provocative exhibition of non-subjective works of art with accompanying poetic writing that detail the reason for the pain and suffering of black folk brought by ship and sold into bondage, as it relates to biblical prophecy, against the backdrop of American history, as exacted by the American spirit.

Fort Dodge, Iowa artist Madai Taylor uses a mix of non-traditional materials to create his paintings. The rich layering of Iowa earth, cotton rope and roofing paper produces visually complex surfaces and results in a powerful accumulation of symbolism.

Reception & Gallery Talk
September 13 at 5:00pm
Sponsored by the Friends of the Art Center
Free admission

Workshop: Exploring Your Creativity with Madai Taylor
Learn how to create collage using both natural and man-made materials.
Tuesday & Wednesday, October 16 & 17, 6:00-9:00pm
Members: $22; Non-members: $28