Butterworth Center & Deere-Wiman House hosts a variety of free family events throughout the

year. Blossoms at Butterworth — held each June — features outdoor music, refreshments, and old-fashioned games, as well as tours of the local historic Overlook Neighborhood and two Deere family homes. A traditional 19th Century Christmas open house marks the start of the holiday season on the first Sunday afternoon of December. Other annual events, such as Evenings at Butterworth and Music on the Lawn, appeal to visitors from preschoolers to senior citizens.

Deere-Wiman House

817-11th Avenue,

Moline, Illinois



Carol Ehlers, volunteer for Arts Insight, Art Institute  of Chicago, presents the life of Henri Matisse (1869-1954) using images to present his sixty years of distinctive styles and themes. Enjoy viewing his styles: discovery of modern art, the Fauvist epoch, abstraction and experimentation, art and decoration, and his early years at Nice. In his final years, Matisse turned to colored paper using his ‘cut-out’ technique.


Henri Matisse’s devotion to line, decorative pattern, color and innovation makes him one of the most popular artist of the twentieth century.


Art Talks at Butterworth Center

3p, Sunday, November 4, 2018


Henri Matisse:

Many Style, Much Color, Influential Artists of Twentieth Century


Woman with the Hat, 1905

Henri Matisse,

31 1⁄4 x 23 1⁄2 in,

Bequest of Elise S. Hass, San Francisco Museum, San Francisco, California

Butterworth Center & Deere-Wiman House

1105-8th Street, Moline, Illinois 61265


(309) 743-2700

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