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The Stanley Museum of Art’s homecoming

In 2019, the University of Iowa Stanley Museum of Art was celebrating its 50th anniversary. It also had been nearly 11 years without a home. The floods of 2008, which wreaked havoc across Iowa, hit Cedar Rapids and Iowa City […]

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Cedar Rapids Museum of Art celebrates its 125th anniversary with an exhibition of American and French impressionist painters

The Cedar Rapids Museum of Art is kicking off its 125th anniversary with a new exhibition showcasing 19th century impressionist art.“Across the Atlantic: American Impressionism through the French Lens” will showcase the “complex relationship” between French impressionism in the late 1800s and the American interpretation of the style in the following decades. […]

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Iowa Supreme Court ruling on Coe College’s Grant Wood paintings costs school’s endowment more than $5 million

The Iowa Supreme Court ruled last week that Coe College in Cedar Rapids can’t include their seven Grant Wood paintings among the college’s assets, which lowered the value of Coe’s endowment fund by $5.4 million. The seven paintings — “The Fruits of Iowa” — were originally a mural that businessman Eugene Eppley commissioned Wood to […]

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“Art in Public” meets #MeToo at 6th Biennial Grant Wood Symposium

This year, the University of Iowa Grant Wood Symposium — now in its sixth biennial iteration — tackles the topic of public art. The symposium, a program of the UI Office of Outreach and Engagement, presented by the Grant Wood Art Colony, seeks to engage with Wood’s legacy, this year by exploring one of his greatest passions. […]

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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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Grant Wood works from the Cedar Rapids Museum of Art and Coe College head to New York’s Whitney Museum

Thirty Grant Wood pieces, three from Coe College and 27 from the Cedar Rapids Art Museum, will journey to New York City for an exhibition in the Whitney Museum of American Art, where they will hang along with some of Wood’s other works, including the iconic “American Gothic.” […]

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‘The Wood Problem’ explores the tension between Grant Wood and the University of Iowa

On Thursday, Nov. 9 at 6 p.m., a portion of The Wood Problem will be presented as a staged reading at the Cedar Rapids Museum of Art. The reading will be followed by a panel discussion with Bradley, Grant Wood Art Colony Founder Jim Hayes and University of Iowa Art History Professor Joni Kinsey. The event is free. […]

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