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Across the Atlantic: American Impressionism through the French Lens
February 1 - April 26, 2020

This extraordinary exhibition, drawn entirely from the rich collection of the Reading Public Museum, explores the path to Impressionism through the nineteenth century and the complex relationship between French Impressionism of the 1870s and 1880s and the American interpretation of the style in the decades that followed. More than seventy-five paintings and works on paper help tell the story of the new style of painting which developed at the end of the nineteenth century—one that emphasized light and atmospheric conditions, rapid or loose brushstrokes, and a focus on brightly colored scenes from everyday life. More Info >>

Ooh La La: French Works from the Riley Collection
December 21, 2019 - April 12, 2020

As a companion exhibition to Across the Atlantic, the CRMA will present a selection from the private collection of Tom and Nan Riley. Drawing exclusively on French works, artists such as Claude Monet, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, and Camille Pissarro will complement the French works included in Across the Atlantic. It will be a rare opportunity to see important French works from a local private collection in celebration of the 125th anniversary of the origins of the Cedar Rapids Museum of Art. More Info >>

Unwrapped: Gifts from the Peter Norton Family Christmas Project, 1988-2018
October 26, 2019 - October 4, 2020

Retired computer entrepreneur Peter Norton (Norton Antivirus Software) is a contemporary art collector as well as an active participant in various civic and philanthropic activities. In 1988, the Norton Family Christmas Project began commissioning artists to create original, multiple-edition works that were mailed as holiday greetings to friends, colleagues, and selected institutions. In 2017, the CRMA received the bulk of these wonderful holiday greetings from Director Emeritus Terry Pitts and his wife Kathy Hall. 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 >>