Museums are mostly educational institutions. Through several decades, they have been clichéd to become boring because individuals perceive them as entertaining facilities (which they’re not). And with the winter coming nearer, you may want to think about some alternatives to walks and late outdoor evening. So, why don’t you get your friends and visit some interesting exhibitions? Who knows, perhaps apart from having a great time you are going to learn some useful advice which will not just make you a more intelligent person but also help your college documents! Your perception from visiting a museum depends upon your own expectations, and if you build up the right “looking forward,” you might spend time with use and pleasure.
Iowa City has lots of great museums — every student can get a place satisfying his preferences and preferences. Here’s a list of city’s most interesting educational spots with brief descriptions of the December-January exhibitions. Start planning your winter months today!
Antique Car Museum of Iowa
The Museum features distinct cars made during the period from the start of the XXth century until the 1970s. Many vehicles have their first components and clothes, meaning they haven’t been under recovery nonetheless. The exhibition always hosts 80-90 automobiles, and a part of this choice occasionally changes thanks to the private owners who donate or purchase the displayed items.
This museum can take a couple of hours for certain as vintage cars are something that you need time to get a view of. Visitors advise carrying the camera because there is plenty of cool shots you can take with antique vehicles. So, wait no longer! Go and plunge into the atmosphere of the 40s, 60s or any time you like most.
If you would like to dive a little into the history of Mormons, Johnson County Museum is the best spot to do this. In Reality, it’s a 4 in 1 bundle:
Johnson County Historical Society Museum: it comprises about 10 million artifacts that tell the story of Mormons. It provides a chance to glimpse lives of individuals in 1850s and visit beautiful gardens.
1876 Coralville Schoolhouse: see how pupils studied in those years!
Poor Farm and Asylum: the title is intriguing as the location itself.
Coralville Old Town Hall: the construction was utilized by the public for almost a century. This is the area where important decisions of these times were made. Come and feel that the American soul of the XXth century.
Throughout January and December, there will be some events and festivals intended by different organizations. Some are free, and if you are interested, take a look at the calendar here.
University of Iowa Museum of Art
This museum includes 4 different locations all of which do not occupy a great deal of room. However, regardless of small room accessible, the museum staff managed to skillfully display the artworks in a way that highlights their beauty, worth, and value. Permanent collections include the American and European art of the XXth century, African American art, modern art, works of Iowa artists, etc..
As for December 2017 and January 2018, there’ll be fascinating exhibitions about the grains culture, the evolution of agriculture and the works of a contemporary African artist. These are some interesting and interesting things to explore!
Old Capitol Museum
Being the sole Iowa City Natural Historic Landmark, Old Capitol Museum represents the background and aims at educating the general public about its culture and legacy. In December/January, you’ve the opportunity to visit several of those — National Geographic Photo Arc and Faces of Iowa throughout the Early Lens. Additionally, the museum hosts different events which won’t leave you bored in winter. Check these out!
So, are you ready to get loaded with culture, history, and art? There’s not any shortage of that in Iowa City. Make your December and January more exciting and enrich your knowledge about the town you live in. See you in one of these areas!