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August 13, 2014
The Cedar Rapids Museum of Art (CRMA) welcomed seven new board members for its upcoming fiscal year, beginning July 1. At the same time, five Board members are leaving at the end of their terms and four are renewing.
August 05, 2014
In just three months the Cedar Rapids Museum of Art (CRMA) collected 234 eye glasses through voluntary donations at the Museum. In honor of Cedar Rapids Rotary’s 100th anniversary, the CRMA had hoped to collect 100 glasses. As this eye glass drive en
July 28, 2014
Educator, writer, activist, journalist, television and film producer Kathy Eldon will visit the Cedar Rapids Museum of Art (CRMA) on Sunday, August 10, from 1-3pm to discuss her curriculum, Rock Your World, which is an innovative, multidimensional, p
July 28, 2014
On Saturday, August 9 at 10:30am, Kathy Eldon will lead visitors on a gallery tour of the CRMA exhibition, The Restless Spirit: American Art from the Collection. Kathy’s tour will focus on the photos of her 22-year-old son, Dan Eldon, a photojournali
July 28, 2014
Educator, writer, activist, journalist, television and film producer Kathy Eldon will visit the CRMA’s Friday Crafternoon program on Friday, August 8. Kathy will make an appearance at this session to show teen participants some of her son, Dan Eldon’
July 01, 2014
The Cedar Rapids Museum of Art (CRMA) is excited to announce our Free Summer Admission Program for 2014! Beginning Tuesday, July 1, the CRMA will be free for all visitors thanks to our generous sponsors: Built by Pros, Cedar Rapids Bank & Trust, Unit
June 18, 2014
The Cedar Rapids Museum of Art (CRMA) will hold public art talks by the finalists seeking the curator position. On Monday, June 23 at 7:00 p.m., a candidate will discuss Curating the Local: Illuminating Exhibition Programs that Explore, Investigate,
May 30, 2014
While Grant Wood is best known as an American Regionalist painter, he only arrived at his “signature” mature style around 1930. Prior to that time, Wood painted in the style of the Impressionists. This summer, from June 14 through September 21, the C
May 21, 2014
Cedar Rapids Museum of Art (CRMA) joins the Blue Star Museums program for another year.
May 20, 2014
Cedar Rapids Museum of Art (CRMA) joins the Blue Star Museums program for another year. This program is as a collaboration between the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families, the Department of Defense, and more than 2,000 museums across
May 02, 2014
Faces of well-known celebrities such as Marian Anderson, Salvador Dali, Joe Louis, Grace Moore, Georgia O’Keeffe and many more were immortalized by Cedar Rapids native Carl Van Vechten and will be on display at the Cedar Rapids Museum of Art from May
May 02, 2014
The Cedar Rapids Museum of Art (CRMA) will be participating in the 5th Annual Association of Art Museum Directors “Art Museum Day” on Sunday, May 18 by offering free admission to everyone from 12:00 to 4:00 p.m.
April 30, 2014
It is time to dig through your drawers and boxes and pull out those unused eye glasses so that they can be given to Africans in need. The Cedar Rapids Museum of Art (CRMA) knows that clear vision is essential to being able to learn and enjoy the worl
March 28, 2014
Intrigue, suspense and mystery surround the latest fundraising event at Cedar Rapids Museum of Art taking place Friday, April 25, from 7:00 p.m. until midnight. The event will be themed around the classic board game “Clue,” revealing a night of sleut
March 06, 2014
Area potter Dean Schwarz has created a distinct series of pots inspired by artist Marvin Cone. The Cedar Rapids Museum of Art (CRMA) will feature his pottery alongside Cone’s paintings March 15 through November 2 in an exhibition called Marvin Cone o
February 13, 2014
Sean Ulmer is the new Executive Director of the Cedar Rapids Museum of Art (CRMA), effective immediately. Mr. Ulmer had previously served as CRMA’s Interim Executive Director and Curator of Collections and Exhibitions. This CRMA Board of Trustees’ d
January 29, 2014
Travel to France through its art by visiting Cedar Rapids Museum of Art’s (CRMA) exhibition, Papier Français: French Works on Paper, on display February 15 through May 25, 2014. This exhibition looks at the prints, drawings, and watercolors of artist
January 01, 2014
The Cedar Rapids Museum of Art (CRMA) will celebrate the 100th anniversary of artist Conger Metcalf’s birth with an exhibition of his work from January 18 to May 11, 2014. Born in Cedar Rapids, Conger Metcalf began his art studies at the Stone City A
December 19, 2013
Two entire galleries have been dismantled and a new installation has taken their place at the Cedar Rapids Museum of Art (CRMA). For the exhibition The Restless Spirit: American Art from the Collection, a new curatorial approach allows for themes to
November 21, 2013
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa –November 20, 2013 – Over 225 community members gathered for Celebration of Community, an event hosted by the Greater Cedar Rapids Community Foundation, on Wednesday, November 20, 2013 from 4 – 6 p.m. at CSPS to celebrate and recog
October 29, 2013
The recipient of the 2013 Peggy Whitworth Award is Terry Pitts. Pitts was nominated by the Cedar Rapids
Museum of Art, where he was executive director from 2000-2013. His nomination noted: “During his tenure, the
Museum strengthened its permanent
April 16, 2013
The Cedar Rapids Museum of Art’s recent publication, Clary Illian: A Potter’s Potter, was awarded a Gold ADDY by the Advertising Federation of Cedar Rapids Iowa City at the recent ADDY event.
September 19, 2008
The 2nd Annual Cedar Rapids Environmental Film Festival will is bigger and better!
September 12, 2008
On Saturday, September 27, 2008 the Cedar Rapids Museum of Art (CRMA) will participate in the fourth annual Museum Day, presented by Smithsonian magazine.
September 05, 2008
Do you know what it’s like to try to capture an athlete in motion? Learn about the many challenges sports photographers face by joining us at the CRMA for a special presentation by The Gazette sports photographers.