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Welcome to the Cedar Rapids Museum of Art’s Press Room. Here you will find press materials about the Museum—including exhibitions and programs—as well as the Grant Wood Studio. If you are a member of the media and would like more information about the Cedar Rapids Museum of Art or the Grant Wood Studio please contact:

Cindy Motsinger, Communications Coordinator, at 319.366.7503 or via email at

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CRMA Brings Outer Space, Super Heroes, and Dragons and More to Cedar Rapids
August 27, 2015
This fall, the Cedar Rapids Museum of Art (CRMA) will present a science fiction and fantasy exhibition for the first time in its history. Out of This World: Science Fiction and Fantasy Art will be on display September 12, 2015 through January 3, 2016

Local Collectors’ Ceramics on Display in Exhibition at CRMA
July 31, 2015
Eric Dean and Todd Thelen of Iowa City have been collecting ceramics for over a decade, and in that time they have amassed a collection of more than 2,000 pieces, representing some of the most important names in the field of ceramics. Selections from

July 20, 2015
The Cedar Rapids Museum of Art (CRMA) welcomed five new board members for its upcoming fiscal year, beginning July 1. At the same time, three Board members are leaving at the end of their terms and two are renewing.

Local Artists Highlighted in Exhibition This Summer at CRMA
May 22, 2015
This summer, visitors to the Cedar Rapids Museum of Art (CRMA) will be enjoying the summer as interpreted by living Iowan artists. The new exhibition, titled Midwest Summer: Light and Warmth, on display June 6 – September 13, 2015, presents a wide ra

March 30, 2015
The Grant Wood Studio and Armstrong Visitor Center will be reopening for the season on Saturday, April 11, 2015 at 12:00 p.m. Admission to the Studio is free for everyone during regular Studio hours thanks to a grant from the Esther and Robert Armstr

New Outdoor Sculpture Unveiled at CRMA
August 26, 2014
The transformation is nearing completion at the Cedar Rapids Museum of Art (CRMA), and one of its crowning moments will be the unveiling of a new public sculpture on Thursday, August 28 at 5:20 p.m., part of a free public celebration from 5:00 to 9:0

Carl Van Vechten: Photographer to the Stars Exhibition at CRMA
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

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