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Lecture and Book signing with artist Fred Easker
January 20, 2019 01:00 PM - 03:00 PM

Category:  Book Signing

Join us for a lecture and book signing of artist Fred Easker's new book "Connected to Place & Landscape Paintings" which is a compellation of his extensive and exquisite work. Fred Easker’s landscape paintings offer an extraordinary view into what is too often considered ordinary. Most often drawing on familiar sites in the backroads of his native Eastern Iowa, he celebrates both the aesthetics and the character of place and offers a keen meditation on the power, vulnerability, and eloquence of land and our relationship to it.   more >>


Doodlebugs at the North Liberty Community Library: Stars and Stripes
January 23, 2019 10:30 AM

Category:  Doodlebugs

Learn about the American flag’s symbols and colors in today’s story, and then experiment with red, white, & blue paint to see what happens when they get mixed up.   more >>


Doodlebugs at HPL: Shake it All About!
January 25, 2019 10:30 AM

Category:  Doodlebugs

Our friend Carol Rezabek returns to teach us some silly steps that President Kennedy danced with his friends. That’s what it’s all about! Doodlebugs is a free preschool series for families, but if you have a daycare or school group, contact us about setting up a private Doodlebugs class designed just for you!   more >>


Doodlebugs at MPL: Stars & Stripes
January 29, 2019 10:45 AM

Category:  Doodlebugs

Learn about the American flag’s symbols and colors in today’s story, and then experiment with red, white, and blue paint to see what happens when they get mixed up. Doodlebugs is a free preschool series for families, but if you have a daycare or school group, contact us about setting up a private Doodlebugs class designed just for you! For more info, contact CRMA Education Director Erin Thomas at 319.366.7503 or ethomas@crma.org.   more >>


Art Bites: American Visionary: John F. Kennedy’s Life & Times
February 6, 2019 12:15 PM

Category:  Art Bites

American Visionary: John F. Kennedy’s Life & Times with Associate Curator Kate Kunau It’s not quite Presidents’ Day but the CRMA is already celebrating our newest exhibition: American Visionary: John F. Kennedy’s Life and Times. Join Associate Curator Kate Kunau for a discussion of how this landmark exhibition (organized in 2017 to celebrate the centenary of Kennedy’s birth) emphasizes the importance of the press in crafting a presidential image.   more >>


Grant Wood Birthday Party at the Marion Library
February 7, 2019 07:00 PM - 08:00 PM

Category:  Family

We’re taking Grant Wood’s birthday celebration to the Marion Public Library! Join us for cake, art, history, and more. Free and open to all ages; no reservation necessary. For more information, contact Madeline Jarvis at the Marion Public Library at 319-377-3412.   more >>


Guided Meditation at CRMA: Activate Your Heart
February 14, 2019 06:00 PM

Category:  Guided Meditation

Paint The Town Red Take a moment to put your finger on the pulse of your own beloved heart-space and see what it’s wanting to say to you. After we give it a listen….we’ll envision extending an expression of love out into our community…and beyond.   more >>


Pajama Storytime: Presidents in Pajamas
February 21, 2019 06:30 PM

Category:  Pajama Story Time

What does bedtime at the White House look like? Celebrate Presidents’ Day the P.J.S. way—with some fun stories about past presidents and a patriotic project you can take home. It’s free for kids & their adult companions. Wear your PJ’s and bring a stuffed friend to cuddle with.   more >>


Art Lovers Book Club Just Kids by Patti Smith
February 21, 2019 04:00 PM

Category:  Art Lover's Book Club

Patti Smith’s offers a never-before-seen glimpse of her remarkable relationship with photographer Robert Mapplethorpe in the epochal days of New York City and the Chelsea Hotel in the late sixties and seventies. An honest and moving story of youth and friendship, Smith brings the same unique, lyrical quality to Just Kids as she has to the rest of her body of work.   more >>


Doodlebugs at the HPL: Ouch!
February 22, 2019 10:30 AM

Category:  Doodlebugs

Boo-boos feel so much better with a kiss and a Band-Aid, don’t they? After our story, we’ll use some adhesive bandages as stickers in an art project you can take home. Doodlebugs is a free preschool series for families, but if you have a daycare or school group, contact us about setting up a private Doodlebugs class designed just for you! For more info, contact CRMA Education Director Erin Thomas at 319.366.7503 or ethomas@crma.org.   more >>


Doodlebugs at MPL: Doodlebugs Flight School
February 26, 2019 10:45 AM

Category:  Doodlebugs

We’re taking to the skies in today’s story about a helicopter, and then we’ll create artwork that’ll make your head spin! Doodlebugs is a free preschool series for families, but if you have a daycare or school group, contact us about setting up a private Doodlebugs class designed just for you!   more >>


Doodlebugs at the North Liberty Community Library: Swimming in Art
February 27, 2019 10:30 AM

Category:  Doodlebugs

Dive in to today’s story and art project that’ll definitely make a splash! (No really, it’s gonna be messy!)   more >>


Museum Store Artist of the Month: Robert Fox
March 1 to March 31, 2019

Category:  Museum Store

Robert Fox has been taking black and white photographs for more than 40 years using traditional methods. All the prints in the Museum Store are gelatin silver prints, hand made by Robert Fox. Currently he uses a variety of cameras depending upon the subject matter.   more >>


Guided Meditation at CRMA: Calling In the Light
March 14, 2019 06:00 PM

Category:  Guided Meditation

Knowing winter will eventually release its hold…we seize an opportunity to claim visions of warmth. Conjuring the luminous life-giving rays of the sun, we’ll beckon spring and call in the light. Noelle Holmes of Illuminations Healing Arts Center will lead you through this guided meditation, perfect for anyone from beginners to experienced meditators   more >>


Pajama Storytime: Picasso’s Puppy
March 21, 2019 06:30 PM

Category:  Pajama Story Time

We’ll read about Picasso’s dachshund Lump and make a silly doggie art project. It’s free for kids & their adult companions. Wear your PJ’s and bring a stuffed friend to cuddle with.   more >>


Art Lover’s Book Club: Broad Strokes
March 21, 2019 04:00 PM

Category:  Art Lover's Book Club

Historically, major women artists have been excluded from mainstream art. Aligned with the resurgence of feminism in pop culture, Broad Strokes offers an entertaining corrective to that omission. Art historian Bridget Quinn delves into the lives and careers of 15 brilliant female artists in text that's smart, feisty, educational, and an enjoyable read. Replete with beautiful reproductions of the artists' works and contemporary portraits of each artist by renowned illustrator Lisa Congdon, this is art history from 1600 to the present day for the modern art lover, reader, and feminist.   more >>


Doodlebugs at MPL: Swimming in Art
March 26, 2019 10:45 AM

Category:  Doodlebugs

Dive into an ocean story with us today. And our art project will definitely make a splash! (No really, and it’s gonna be messy!) Doodlebugs is a free preschool series for families, but if you have a daycare or school group, contact us about setting up a private Doodlebugs class designed just for you! For more info, contact CRMA Education Director Erin Thomas at 319.366.7503 or ethomas@crma.org.   more >>


Doodlebugs at the North Liberty Community Library: Mirror, Mirror
March 27, 2019 10:30 AM

Category:  Doodlebugs

Take some time to reflect on the magic of mirrors with today’s story, and then make a mirrored work of art to take home.   more >>


Doodlebugs at HPL: Ahoy, Doodlebugs!
March 29, 2019 10:30 AM

Category:  Doodlebugs

Come sail away with us on a sea-faring adventure, and then we’ll create wind-powered water[color] works of art! Doodlebugs is a free preschool series for families, but if you have a daycare or school group, contact us about setting up a private Doodlebugs class designed just for you! For more info, contact CRMA Education Director Erin Thomas at 319.366.7503 or ethomas@crma.org.   more >>


Guided Meditation at 5TA: Diving Into Art
April 11, 2019 06:00 PM

Category:  Guided Meditation

Using works of art as our springboard we’ll launch into a journey of the senses and see what ignites within. Art is a fantastic and inspired connecter. Explore what a masterful piece can link up within you. Noelle Holmes of Illuminations Healing Arts Center will lead you through this guided meditation, perfect for anyone from beginners to experienced meditators.   more >>


Art Lovers Book Club James McNeill Whistler: Beyond the Myth by Anne Koval
April 18, 2019 04:00 PM

Category:  Art Lover's Book Club

The myth perpetuated throughout Whistler’s life is brought up to date with the treatment of his artistic achievement and extraordinary career in this major biography. From a youth in Tsarist Russia, military training at West Point and a bohemian lifestyle in 1850s Paris, Whistler went on to embody the image of the cosmopolitan artist. His friendships with Courbet, Fantin Latour, Rossetti, Manet, Monet, Degas, Baudelaire, Wilde, and Mallarme mark him as a crucial player in the larger art movements of the nineteenth century and as a pivotal figure between the British and French art scenes.   more >>


Doodlebugs at the North Libery Community Library: Doodlebugs In Space
April 24, 2019 10:30 AM

Category:  Doodlebugs

Doodlebugs in Space! Strap in for a galactic adventure in today’s story, and our make and-take art project is out of this world!   more >>


Pajama Storytime: Building a Bedtime Story
April 25, 2019 06:30 PM

Category:  Pajama Story Time

We’ll explore our super-cool building and the art of architecture at tonight’s P.J.S.! Storytime and simple art project are free for kids & their adult companions. Wear your PJ’s and bring a stuffed friend to cuddle with.   more >>


Doodlebugs at Hiawatha Public Library: Mirror, Mirror
April 26, 2019 10:30 AM

Category:  Doodlebugs

Take some time to reflect on the magic of mirrors with today’s story, and then make a mirrored work of art to take home. Doodlebugs is a free preschool series for families, but if you have a daycare or school group, contact us about setting up a private Doodlebugs class designed just for you! For more info, contact CRMA Education Director Erin Thomas at 319.366.7503 or ethomas@crma.org.   more >>


Doodlebugs @MPL: Doodlebugs in Space!
April 30, 2019 10:45 AM

Category:  Doodlebugs

Strap in for a galactic adventure in today’s story, and our make-and-take art project is out of this world! Doodlebugs is a free preschool series for families, but if you have a daycare or school group, contact us about setting up a private Doodlebugs class designed just for you! For more info, contact CRMA Education Director Erin Thomas at 319.366.7503 or ethomas@crma.org.   more >>


Guided Meditation @5TA: Opening Your Creative Treasure Trove
May 9, 2019 06:00 PM

Category:  Guided Meditation

Diving deep into the mysteries of our inner innovative sanctum, we’ll locate and open our creative treasure trove. Come see what inspired thoughts and visions emerge. Watch out! You just might surprise yourself! Noelle Holmes of Illuminations Healing Arts Center will lead you through this guided meditation, perfect for anyone from beginners to experienced meditators.   more >>


Pajama Storytime: Artists in Pajamas
May 16, 2019 06:30 PM

Category:  Pajama Story Time

Come listen to some stories about Frida Kahlo who, due to painful back troubles, sometimes painted in bed. Then you can try a slightly less messy version yourself with pencils, to celebrate National Drawing Day. It’s free for kids & their adult companions. Wear your PJ’s and bring a stuffed friend to cuddle with.   more >>


Art Lovers Book Club:Andy Warhol by Wayne Koestenbaum
May 16, 2019 04:00 PM

Category:  Art Lover's Book Club

In his account of Warhol's life and work, scholar and culture critic Wayne Koestenbaum gets past the contradictions and reveals the man behind the blond wig and dark glasses. Koestenbaum makes a convincing case for Warhol as a serious artist, one whose importance goes beyond the '60s.   more >>




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