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The Grand Tour: Europe Through Artists’ Eyes
June 9 - September 16, 2018

From the Greek Parthenon to the great cathedrals of France, European monuments have inspired artists for hundreds of years. Named for the traditional trip of Europe undertaken by mainly upper class young men of means in search of art, culture, and the roots of Western civilization, this exhibition examines how the artists in the CRMA collection, both American and European, responded to the great sites of Europe. More Info >>

Setting the Table: The Art of Still Life
May 19 - September 2, 2018

Still life emerged as a genre of painting in the early 17th century in Europe. Including all kinds of man-made or natural objects, cut flowers, fruit, vegetables, fish, game, etc., still life paintings were highly symbolic and reflect the values of the society and artist that creates it. This exhibition showcases many of the still life works in the CRMA collection in a broad array of media. More Info >>

Flight Pattern: Birds in Art
March 1, 2018 - March 30, 2019

In flight or at rest, birds have long fascinated artists. Often used as symbolic objects for particular virtues, families, or countries, birds in art can carry meaning far beyond their forms. From John Buck’s vibrant woodcut of the extinct dodo bird to Laurie Hogin’s fantastically feathered creations, Flight Pattern celebrates the great variety of avian art in the CRMA collection. More Info >>

Malvina Hoffman: A Sculptor's Journey
August 26, 2017 - October 7, 2018

Drawing from the CRMA’s deep collection of works by 20th century sculptor Malvina Hoffman, this two-gallery exhibition explores her lengthy and varied career as a sculptor of the human form. From her early bust of her father Richard to her famous commission from the Field Museum to create their “Hall of Man,” Malvina Hoffman: A Sculptor’s Journey traces Hoffman’s artistic roots from her teenage creations through apprenticeship with Auguste Rodin and into her arrival as an independent and gifted artist. More Info >>

Grant Wood: From Farm Boy to American Icon
November 19, 2016

Grant Wood: From Farm Boy to American Icon November 19, 2016 – ongoing More Info >>

Marvin Cone: An American Vision
November 19, 2016

Marvin Cone: An American Vision More Info >>

Beyond the Prairie: Midwestern Art from the Collection
November 19, 2016

Beyond the Prairie: Midwestern Art from the Collection November 19, 2016 - ongoing More Info >>

Mauricio Lasansky: Master Printmaker
May 30, 2009

*This is an ongoing, permanent collection exhibition. Best known for large-scale prints in which he uses multiple plates and full ranges of color, Lasansky combines a spectrum of graphic techniques including etching, drypoint, aquatint, and engraving. More Info >>

Art in Roman Life
May 30, 2009

* This is an ongoing, permanent collection exhibition. Art in Roman Life is exhibition of more than 50 works, including 21 Roman portrait busts donated to the CRMA by Tom and Nan Riley. More Info >>