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Slow Art Day 2020
April 4, 2020 10:00 AM - 01:00 PM

Category:  General

One day each year, people all over the world visit local museums and galleries to look at art slowly. Participants look at five works of art for 10 minutes each and then meet together to talk about their experience. Simple by design, the goal is to focus on the art and the art of seeing.   more >>


“Degas in New Orleans,” by Dorothy Johnson, Roy J. Carver Professor of Art History, University of Io
April 5, 2020 01:00 PM - 02:00 PM

Category:  Lecture

Edgar Degas is famed for his paintings of young ballet dancers and horse races, but a lesser known aspect of his work is the time he spent in New Orleans. Degas traveled to the city in 1872 to see the American side of his mother’s family, who worked as cotton and textile merchants. The painter saw this six-month stay as a return to his roots and produced eighteen paintings during his time there. Join Dorothy Johnson, Roy J. Carver Professor of Art History at the University of Iowa to discuss this unfamiliar aspect of Degas’ career.   more >>


Member Night April 2020
April 7, 2020 05:00 PM - 07:00 PM

Category:  Members' Nights

With your CRMA membership, you are able to visit the "Across the Atlantic" exhibition as many times as you like during its run in Cedar Rapids (February 1-April 26). However, as a special thank you, we will have a special after-hour event for members starting at 5 pm. Light refreshments will be served, and special discounts will be available in the Museum Store. Come join fellow members for a less-crowded, more intimate viewing of the exhibition. 5-7 pm.   more >>


Guided Meditation at the Grant Wood Studio: Water and Bloom
April 9, 2020 06:00 PM

Category:  Guided Meditation

Spring renewal is emerging all around us! Following Mother Nature’s lead… What shall we choose to water? Where and how are we called to bloom?   more >>


Pajama Storytime: Notre Dame
April 16, 2020 06:30 PM

Category:  Pajama Story Time

Notre Dame Cathedral is famous for its gargoyles, bells, stained glass windows, and also for a certain hunchback… Stop in for some stories and a cool craft inspired by this Gothic landmark.   more >>


Free Third Thursdays on Third-April 2020
April 16, 2020 05:00 PM - 08:00 PM

Category:  General

Join us on the third Thursday of the month (on Third Avenue) for free admission to the entire museum from 5 pm to 8 pm. Enjoy all that the CRMA has to offer, including our special temporary exhibitions "Across the Atlantic: American Impressionism through the French Lens" and "Ooh La La: French Works from the Riley Collection."   more >>


“Light, Color, & Dance: The Genius of Loie Fuller,” by Carol Rezabek.
April 19, 2020 01:00 PM - 02:30 PM

Category:  Lecture

Born in Illinois, Loie Fuller became one of Europe’s most wildly celebrated dancers. She was the only female entertainer to have her own pavilion at the 1900 Exposition Universelle in Paris. Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec featured her in a number of his prints, August Rodin commissioned a series of photographs of the dancer with plans to sculpt her; and the Lumière brothers released a film about her in 1897. Fuller’s famed Serpentine Dance, personified Art Nouveau in elegant flowing lines of her billowing silk gowns, which she moved using bamboo dowels sewn into her sleeves. As she danced “colored lights were projected onto the flowing fabric, and as she twirled, she seemed to metamorphose into elements from the natural world: a flower, a butterfly, a tongue of flame.”   more >>


Special Tour: eARTh Day
April 22, 2020 12:30 PM

Category:  Tours

Celebrate Earth Day through the eyes of the Impressionists. This docent-led gallery tour focuses on nature’s beauty, as well as the physical record of the French and American landscapes captured on canvas. No reservations are necessary, but space is limited and available to visitors on a first-come, first-served basis. Free with paid museum admission.   more >>


Doodlebugs at the Hiawatha Public Library: Shake it Up!
April 24, 2020 10:30 AM

Category:  Doodlebugs

Inspired by Toulouse-Lautrec’s poster advertising confetti, we’ll shake things up a bit and make confetti-splattered pictures to take home.   more >>


Doodlebugs at the Marion Public Library: Make an Impression
April 28, 2020 10:45 AM

Category:  Doodlebugs

Claude Monet may be the most famous Impressionist, but everybody who was anybody learned this style of painting. And now, Doodlebugs will be Impressionists too!   more >>


Guided Meditation at the Grant Wood Studio: Color's Influence
May 14, 2020 06:00 PM

Category:  Guided Meditation

Whether we’re looking at an artist’s palette, a prismatic spectrum, or the hues associated with the chakras…we can recognize the nature of color’s influence and expression. Meditation will guide us how we each connect with color and how it speaks to us and through us.   more >>


Pajama Storytime: Happy Birthday, CRMA!
May 21, 2020

Category:  Pajama Story Time

Celebrate the museum’s 125th birthday with us! We’ll read birthday books together and then make party favors to take home!   more >>


CRMA Summer Camp 2020
June 29 to July 3, 2020 09:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Category:  Summer Camp

This summer marks the museum’s tenth year of summer camp, which feels appropriate because we’re also celebrating the CRMA’s 125th anniversary! That means that summer camp 2020 will include special “holidays” to celebrate each day, and some behind-the-scenes adventures that will give the kids a chance to see things that the general public never does.   more >>




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