Law-Reddington Galleries

The Mary Makepeace, Law Reddington Gallery and Theater is located between the Forsberg and Reuling Feldman Galleries. It features 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. The Theater is situated in the center of the gallery and offers an ideal space for interpretive programming and presentations.


On Display

Walter Haskell Hinton
May 23 – August 23, 2018

Painter and illustrator Walter Haskell Hinton (1886-1980) produced magazine covers and advertisements for numerous companies during his career. In 1926, he began a long-running working relationship with John Deere & Company completing a wide variety of commissions for the firm. Hinton’s work with John Deere & Company was iconic during the Depression era, illustrating ideal scenes of farm life filled with promise and possibility while masterfully introducing the John Deere tractor into the rural landscape. Over the years, Hinton created a collection of illustrations which serves as a window into the 1930’s and a visual narrative of the ascending role of John Deere Tractor in rural life at that time.

This exhibition is planned in partnership with the John Deere Tractor & Engine Museum and features 29 original works by Walter Haskell Hinton from the art collection of Deere & Company.

Accompanying the exhibition will be works from the Waterloo Center for the Arts collections which celebrate agriculture and rural life in Iowa and around the world.