Celebrate Iowa’s legacy with the silver screen throughout history. See how Iowa has been portrayed on-screen in films like State Fair, The Music Man, Cold Turkey, Field of Dreams, The Bridges of Madison County, and others you may not have seen. Meet the people who have made an impression on-screen and behind the scenes like John Wayne, Donna Reed and Jean Seberg, leading up to recent film stars like Tom Arnold, Ashton Kutcher, Brandon Routh and more. From the Orpheum Theatre in Sioux City to the Adler in Davenport, uncover the beauty of historic theaters and their role in communities across the state. Get up close to unique and exclusive pieces of Iowa film history, including Cloris Leachman’s Academy Award (on permanent display) and Donna Reed’s Academy Award (on display opening weekend).
Funded project of Humanities Iowa. Humanities Iowa is a state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.