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Museum Store Sunday
November 26, 2017 12:00 PM - 04:00 PM

Category:  Museum Store

Join us for the NEW  global event of Museum Store Sunday (MSS) on November 26. CRMA members will receive 20% retail price of any merchandise, including consignment and sale items. Take advantage of this special offer… and it is never too late to join!   more >>


Doodlebugs: A Loose Tooth at the Marion Public Library
November 28, 2017 10:45 AM

Category:  Doodlebugs

Is Mrs. Watson actually a three-hundred –year old alien who steals baby teeth from her students? Our silly story will solve the mystery. Then we’ll use toothbrushes to make some very cool art!   more >>


Art Bites, Director's Choice
December 6, 2017 12:15 PM

Category:  Art Bites

Executive Director Sean Ulmer will surprise us with an Art Bites of his choice. Don’t miss the surprises he has in store for us!   more >>


Back by Popular Demand: Mixed Media Workshop
December 7, 2017 06:00 PM - 08:30 PM

Category:  Art Classes

Inspired by the CRMA’s current exhibition, Figure Study: The Body in Art, which workshop attendees will get to view, you will leave with a finished canvas piece to hang in your home to remind you to stay positive, boost your self-confidence, celebrate yourself, or simply be present in the moment   more >>


Art Therapy Lecture
December 9, 2017 01:00 PM - 03:00 PM

Category:  Lecture

The lecture will include information on the art therapy profession, such as education and training requirements for entry into the field, scope of practice, and specific examples of how art therapy is used with a variety of populations, including those affected by cancer.   more >>


Guided Meditation: Be A Light In The Light
December 14, 2017 06:00 PM

Category:  Guided Meditation

Be A Light In The Night During this month of the longest day of night we allow ourselves to be mindful of the Love that we hold within...and the Light that Love can bring to this world. Let us gather and shine together!   more >>


Doodlebugs at the Marion Library: "Got Your Nose"
December 19, 2017 10:45 AM

Category:  Doodlebugs

Just like that red-nosed reindeer we all know and love, we’ll wind up with red noses at the end of today’s art project. And the bonus: we’ll have scented artwork to take home!   more >>


Art Lover's Book Club: Rodin's Lover
December 21, 2017 04:00 PM

Category:  Art Lover's Book Club

Rodin’s Lover brings to life the volatile love affair between one of the era’s greatest artists and a woman entwined in a tragic dilemma she cannot escape.   more >>


Doodlebugs a the HPL: Your Novel Navel
December 29, 2017 10:30 AM

Category:  Doodlebugs

Whether you have an innie or an outie, today’s art project will have you belly-button gazing and pondering your novel navel! Throw in a silly story and everyone’s bellies will be shaking with giggles!   more >>


Art Bites:New installation in Grant Wood: From Farm Boy to American Icon
January 3, 2018 12:15 PM

Category:  Art Bites

Grant Wood Spotlight: New installation in Grant Wood: From Farm Boy to American Icon Grant Wood: A walk through the Wood’s! Join Associate Curator Kate Kunau to view the new installation in the permanent Grant Wood gallery, Grant Wood: From Farm Boy to American Icon. With 28 of our iconic Grant Wood artworks on loan to the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York City, it’s a great opportunity to bring out some of the artist’s lesser-known artworks.   more >>


Guided Meditation: How Am I Inspired To Be?
January 11, 2018 06:00 PM

Category:  Guided Meditation

We all have something positive we can contribute to this world. Inward we go to connect with what moves us...what inspires us...what calls up our sense of compassion. From these places a deeper Loving expression can emerge. Let's see where that expression wants to take us...   more >>


Mini-Figure Study: Teens' Mini-Figure Painting Contest
January 13, 2018 01:00 PM

Category:  Art Classes

These fantasy miniatures are only two inches high, but it's no tall order to paint yours in this silly competition for ridiculous awards (all unofficial, of course!). If you're familiar with Dungeons & Dragons or Pathfinder role-playing games, you might recognize these mini-figures, but you'll have just as much fun even if you're not a gamer. Teens, help us celebrate the end of our Figure Study exhibition by painting these human and nonhuman characters to win awards like "Most Ridiculous Color Scheme" and "Most Marvelous Mess".   more >>




Ongoing Events


Grant Wood Studio Opens for the 2017 Season
Category:  Grant Wood Studio
April 1, 2017

The Grant Wood Studio, located at the fictional address of #5 Turner Alley, was the home and art studio of Grant Wood. The studio is open to the public every Saturday and Sunday from noon to 4pm, excluding holidays. See the very spot where American Gothic, one of the most recognized works of art in the world, was created.
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