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How much is the work of art I own worth?

The CRMA is not permitted to appraise or estimate the value of art works. Whether the question ranges from "Is it an original?" to "Who is the artist?" we recommend you contact one of the following sources for help with the answers:

Jackson’s Auctioneers and Appraisers of Antiques and Fine Arts

2229 Lincoln Street

Cedar Falls, IA 50613

Phone: 319.277.2256

Fax: 319.277.1252

Leslie Hindman Auctioneers

122 North Aberdeen Street

Chicago, IL 60607

Phone: 312.280.1212

Fax: 312.280.1211



Gilded Pear Gallery 

Suzy McGrane-Hop

808 Third Avenue SE

Cedar Rapids, Iowa 52403

Phone: 319.366.0205

suzy@gildedpeargallery.com



Where can I learn more about a specific artist or type of art?

The Museum maintains artist files on the artists in the CRMA permanent collection. If you are researching one such artist or work by an artist please contact the Curatorial Department for more information. If the artist or work is not part of the CRMA permanent collection, there are a variety of ways for you to research an artist and specific work of art. We suggest you start your search online with a site like Artcyclopedia or Ask ART. You can also search out other museums, universities or libraries that may specialize in what or who you are researching.

I am an artist. Would the CRMA ever consider me for a solo exhibition?

The Cedar Rapids Museum of Art is always interested in learning about and discovering new artists. Artists are welcome to submit a cover letter, set of 20 images (slides, DVD or website information), and resume for consideration. Please allow plenty of time for these materials to be reviewed as the quantity of submissions is sometimes quite high. Also, please be aware that our exhibition schedule is usually booked for several years in advance to allow the proper amount of time for exhibition planning and implementation. Proposals and materials should be mailed to:   

Cedar Rapids Museum of Art

Attn: Kate Kunau, Associate Curator

410 Third Avenue SE

Cedar Rapids, Iowa 52401

Email submissions are acceptable as well. Attachments must not exceed 20MB. Please email submissions to Kate Kunau at kkunau@crma.org

How do I donate an artwork to the Museum?

If you are interested in donating an artwork to the Museum please contact Associate Curator Kate Kunau at 319.366.7503 ext. 202 or kkunau@crma.org

May I talk to a curator?

To set up an appointment, please contact contact Associate Curator Kate Kunau at 319.366.7503 ext. 202 or kkunau@crma.org



I have an artwork that needs to be cleaned. Who should I call?

The Museum cannot endorse specific conservators. However, information about selecting a conservator can be found on the web site for the American Institute for Conservation

I need to move a large painting or sculpture. What is the best way to handle this?

Again, the CRMA does not endorse specific fine art handling or shipping companies. For crating and shipping you can try U.S. Art Company, Inc., ARTEX Fine Arts Services, Terry Dowd, Inc., or Atelier 4, Inc..

I have my own art collection. How do I take care of it?

We recommend you visit the website hosted by the Canadian Conservation Institute or contact the American Association of Museums.

Can the Cedar Rapids Museum of Art help me/us promote our local arts event? We are sure it will be of great interest to the Museum's audience.

Unfortunately, the CRMA receives many such requests. Our policy is to only promote activities and events that the CRMA organizes or co-sponsors.



I am interested in using an image of an artwork that the Cedar Rapids Museum of Art owns. Who do I contact for permission to reproduce it?

If you are interested in reproducing an image of an artwork from the Cedar Rapids Museum of Art collection, please send the following information to:

Cedar Rapids Museum of Art

Attn: Jacqueline Falco-Smith, Registrar

410 Third Avenue SE

Cedar Rapids, Iowa 52401

Email: jfalco@crma.org

    * Specific information about the material you wish to reproduce (i.e. artist, title, medium, object number, etc.)

* contact or company name and address

* Shipping and billing address if different

* Photographic material format requested--35mm slide, black and white print, color transparency, or digital file

* Project or publication name and brief description, include date

* Quantity (print-run or estimated number of subscriptions if an online publication)

* Please indicate type of project, such as academic, educational, non-profit, for profit, etc.

* If you are requesting permission to reuse and image you already have, please indicate when and where you obtained it

* Deadline to receive image



Photography in the Cedar Rapids Museum of Art Galleries



You can now take photos of the works from the Cedar Rapids Museum of Art’s permanent collection!



Still photography of works in the Museum’s permanent collection is permitted and encouraged for personal, noncommercial use. Photographs cannot be commercially exploited in any manner whatsoever including being published, sold, reproduced, transferred, distributed, or otherwise. Photography is not permitted in special exhibitions. Works of art on loan from private collections or other institutions may not be photographed. The use of flash photography is prohibited at all times in the galleries. Movie and video cameras, lights, selfie sticks and tripods are not permitted.



The Museum reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to withhold and/or withdraw permission to photograph on its premises or to reproduce photographs of objects in its collection.



If you would like more information on the reproduction of a work of art for educational or publishing purposes, please contact the Museum’s Registrar.



Photography in the Grant Wood Studio



You can now take photos in the Grant Wood Studio!



Photography in the Grant Wood Studio is permitted and encouraged for personal, noncommercial use. Photographs cannot be commercially exploited in any manner whatsoever including being published, sold, reproduced, transferred, distributed, or otherwise. The use of flash photography is prohibited at all times.



Time for photography will be allowed after the guided tour is completed. Please refrain from taking photos while the docent (tour guide) is speaking. Video may be recorded after the tour as well, but lights, tripods and selfie sticks are not permitted.



The Grant Wood Studio reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to withhold and/or withdraw permission to photograph on its premises or to reproduce photographs.



If you would like more information on the reproduction the Studio for educational or publishing purposes, please contact the Registrar at the Cedar Rapids Museum of Art.

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