Visual Arts

Nothing can energize your spirit and spark your imagination like exploring our diverse range of unique regional art, vibrant displays and traveling exhibits. Let your imagination roam through our various galleries as you explore the creative output from artists who are masters in a range of media.  


We are the host institution for many works of art owned by foundations throughout the country.  Thanks to their efforts, we can showcase work from artists you’ve seen only in art history books, including Renoir, Manet and Picasso.


Our permanent and loaned collections provide a rare look at some of the world’s great masters, including the Wyeths, Jasper Johns, Willem de Kooning, Salvador Dali, Picasso, Miro and Andy Warhol, to name a few. We also feature a 43-piece collection of Russian and Soviet-era art, the largest of its kind in the country. Explore our varied collections. You’ll be delighted by what you see. 

Call to Artists

The Pearson Lakes Art Center of Okoboji, IA, is currently accepting entries for the Pearson Lakes Art Center Biennial Exhibition, opening in November in Monte Pearson Gallery. To learn more about this exhibition, please click the button below to download our tri-fold brochure for printing and Call to Artist information. The entry deadline for this exhibition is October 4, 2019.

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