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What to see (for free!) at the Cedar Rapids Museum of Art this summer

Summer heat got you down? Consider cooling off with A/C and art. Starting Friday, July 1 and continuing through Sept. 4, entry to the Cedar Rapids Museum of Art will be free to all for the 13th year in a […]

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New exhibit at the National Czech and Slovak Museum promises to be a party

A new art exhibit opening this weekend at the National Czech and Slovak Museum and Library (NCSML) brings a traditional piece of Slovak party wear into 2020. The exhibit Party in the 21st Century features photos and paintings of the nearly extinct Slovak parta, an elaborate headband that girls often wore during big church feasts, or brides […]

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Egyptian revolutionary artist to visit Cedar Rapids

Ganzeer will give a lecture Thursday night, June 6, starting at 7 p.m. at the NCSML. It is free and open to the public. The artist will discuss his organic creative process and “Concept Pop,” his personal style of art. This Friday and Saturday, June 7 and 8, Ganzeer will lead a Crash Course in Street Art and Protest Art workshop. […]

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On the 10th anniversary of the 2008 flood, Cedar Rapids artist Mel Andringa looks back to look forward

In 2008, he had been considering retirement. Now, he’s curating two major shows, both opening June 7. One is of his own post-flood work (running through July), and will be held at CSPS Hall, the renovated New Bo building that houses his studio and Legion Arts, both of which suffered great losses due to the flood. The other (running through June 16) is a look back at the 2x2xU exhibit that was hanging all around New Bo when the flood came through. […]

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‘One of the true icons of American art’: Cedar Rapids is hosting two major exhibitions of Edward Hopper’s artwork

Thanks to an exchange with the New York’s Whitney Museum, CRMA will present two Edward Hopper exhibitions, opening Saturday. Visitors may enjoy the exhibits for free on Saturday.
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Love, loss and the keeping of secrets infuse Moorman’s ethereal family portraits

When you step into the Cedar Rapids Museum of Art’s second floor gallery filled with Tara Moorman’s watercolors, the first thing you might notice is that these paintings seem to emanate light. What might be less obvious is that the paintings are themselves emanations from the past. […]

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