History: J.W.(Bill) Fisher was the 3rd generation president of the Fisher Governor Company. He shared the success of the company through his generosity and support of Marshalltown. Between 1940 and 1974, Bill and his wife Dorothy became "patrons of the arts" for the community. Together they did more to promote music, theater, and creative pursuits than any other citizens in the town's history. To highlight their passion for the arts, they created and curated an impressive collection of Impressionistic and Post-Impressionistic art that has become known as the renowned Fisher Art Collection.
Restoration of the Fisher Art Collection
September 2022—January 2025
Seeing Anew: The Restoration of the Fisher Art Collection features the work of thirteen artists from the permanent collection of the Fisher Art Museum. This exhibition showcases the before, during, and after restoration process by The Conservation Center in Chicago. Artworks selected for the exhibition detail the conservation process of two-dimensional artworks in pastel and oil paint along with the water-gilding process of frames. We also highlighted special sculptures.
Artists in the current exhibition include Pierre Bonnard, Albert Lebourg, Paul Signac, Eugene-Louis Boudin, Mary Cassatt, Augustus John, Maurice de Vlaminick, Adolphe Monicelli, Henri Matisse, Camille Pissarro, Raffaello Romanellii, Christian Petersen.
Fisher Art Museum hours:
Tuesday: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wednesday: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Thursday: 11:00p - 4:00 pm
Friday: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Closed on Sunday and Monday and on Major Holidays
Tour Groups or Field Trips can be accommodated on closed days
Admission to the Marshalltown Arts & Civic Center including the Fisher Art Museum is free although we appreciate donations to help sustain us. Please consider supporting us.