Watkins Grand Foyer

Enjoy One of Our Exhibitions While You Shop or Register for a Class in the Watkins Grand Foyer

The Frank E. Watkins Grand Foyer Gallery is near the main entrance to our building by the main desk and World’s Window Gift Store. It features ongoing changing exhibitions, in addition to exhibitions that are planned to interpret and expand upon the permanent collection and focus on Midwest Art, American Crafts, and Haitian and Caribbean Art.

On Display

Marion Kitzman

Marion Kitzman was born and raised in Iowa. He received his B.A. from Drake University in Des Moines and his Masters Degree from San Francisco State College, San Francisco, California. In addition he studied at the University of Illinois under Abraham Rattner and at the University of Iowa.

Mr. Kitzman taught at West high School in Waterloo before accepting a position as Assistant professor of Art at the University of Iowa in Iowa City. He then transferred to Pacific Lutheran College, Tacoma Washington where he was Head of the Art Department. He then returned to Iowa and accepted a position as a Professor of Architecture at Iowa State University where he remained until his retirement.