Arts & Culture

Courtesy of the Mildred Thompson Estate

This is the final episode in a three part series about the National Museum for Women in the Arts (NMWA), an institution that has done so much in its brief 30 years to advocate for equity in the arts and beyond. 

Courtesy of Yassine El Mansouri

This episode continues Claire and Melissa’s three part series about the National Museum of Women in the Arts (NMWA) and its 30th anniversary. 

As Claire and Melissa close out the first season of The Gallery Gap, they have created a special three part series that celebrates the institution that inspired The Gallery Gap’s creation, the National Museum of Women in the Arts, or NMWA, located in Washington, D.C. 

The images for the Advent calendar are displayed in the windows of the German American Heritage Center.

The German American Heritage Center and the Creative Arts Academy of the Quad Cities have collaborated on their third annual giant advent calendar. 


The Quad City Symphony Orchestra has hired a new Executive Director. Wednesday morning, the board of trustees announced Brian Baxter will start his new job in February. 

From the series Glory on a Budget: A Domestic Mythology, 1980 by Barbara Ciurej and Lindsay Lochman.
Courtesy of the artists

Melissa asks Claire about her recent experiences at the Biennial Midwest Artists Symposium, organized by the Illinois Women Artists Project (IWAP). Now in its fourth iteration, the symposium focused on Midwest women artists from the 1960s-1980s. 

Scribble: Lacy Scarmana

Dec 9, 2017