Museums are mostly educational associations. Through many decades, they have been clichéd to become dull because people perceive them as entertaining facilities (which they are not). And with the winter coming nearer, you might wish to consider some alternatives to walks and late outdoor day. So, why don’t you get your friends and visit some intriguing exhibitions? Who knows, perhaps aside from having a great time you will learn some useful information that will not just make you a more intelligent person but also help your college studies! Your perception from visiting a museum depends much on your own expectations, and should you build up the proper “looking forward,” you might spend time with use and pleasure.
Iowa City has a number of museums that are great — each student can find a place satisfying his tastes and preferences. Here is a list of city’s most interesting educational places with brief descriptions of their December-January exhibitions. Start planning your winter weeks today!
The Museum features different cars made throughout the period from the start of the XXth century until the 1970s. Many vehicles have their first components and garments, meaning they haven’t been under recovery yet. The exhibition constantly hosts 80-90 automobiles, and a part of the choice occasionally changes thanks to its private owners who donate or purchase the displayed items.
This museum can take a few hours for sure as classic cars are something that you will need time to get a view of. Visitors advise taking the camera since there’s lots of cool shots you can take with classic vehicles. So, wait no longer! Go and dip in the atmosphere of the 40s, 60s or any time you like most.
Johnson County Historical Society Museum
If you want to dive a little into the history of Mormons, Johnson County Museum is the perfect place to do that. In fact, it’s a 4 in 1 package:
Plum Grove Historic Home: It’s a house that belonged to Robert Lucas, the State of Ohio Former Governor. It gives an opportunity to glimpse lives of people in 1850s and visit beautiful gardens.
1876 Coralville Schoolhouse: view how students studied in these years!
Poor Farm and Asylum: the title is intriguing as the location itself.
Coralville Old Town Hall: the building was utilized by the public for almost a century. This is the area where significant decisions of these times were created. Come and feel the American soul of the XXth century.
Throughout January and December, there will be some festivals and events intended by different associations. A number of them are free, and in case you are interested.
University of Iowa Museum of Art
This museum includes 4 different locations all of which do not take up a great deal of space. But, regardless of small room available, the museum team managed to skillfully display the artworks in a way that highlights their attractiveness, value, and significance. Permanent collections include the European and American art of the XXth century, African art, contemporary art, functions of Iowa artists, etc..
In terms of December 2017 and January 2018, there’ll be fascinating exhibitions about the grains culture, the growth of agriculture along with the functions of a modern African artist. These are some entertaining and interesting things to explore!
Old Capitol Museum
Being the only Iowa City Natural Historic Landmark, Old Capitol Museum represents the history and aims at educating the general public about its own culture and heritage. It often serves as a hall for temporary exhibitions. In December/January, you have the opportunity to see a number of the — National Geographic Photo Arc and Faces of Iowa throughout the Historical Lens. Additionally, the museum hosts different events which won’t leave you tired in winter. Check these out!
There’s no lack of that in Iowa City. Make your December and January more thrilling and enhance your understanding of the city you live in. See you in one of those areas!