The Charles H. MacNider Museum in Mason City is offering free, guided tours on Friday, Feb. 2, of “Rockin’ Art of the '50s and '60s,” in conjunction with the Surf's Winter Dance Party. Tour are 11 a.m., 1 and 2 p.m., on a first come, first serve basis. Admission is free.
The museum’s largest collection is of post-World War II art, and features some of the most famous individuals from the mid-century art scene. In the 1950s, the focus of the art world shifted from Paris to New York City. This new American-centric vision was supported by movements such as the development of abstract expressionism. The museum has several pieces from these ground-breaking artists, including Robert Rauschenberg, Jasper Johns, Lee Krasner, Helen Frankenthaler, and Andy Warhol.