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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 28, 2014
The Cedar Rapids Museum of Art (CRMA) has joined a global event with a simple mission: encourage more people discover for themselves the joy of looking at and loving art. Visitors are invited to come to the Museum on Saturday, April 12, from 10:00 a.
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
November 06, 2013
This year’s live auction will include work by eight elite artists: Tom Jackson, Diego Lasansky, Mauricio Lasansky, Tomas Lasansky, John Schwartzkopf, Marcia Wegman, Stan Weiderspan, and Mary Zeran. It also includes exclusive vacation packages in Sono
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
October 18, 2013
In conjunction with Iowa’s Creative Corridor’s Creative Week, the Cedar Rapids Museum of Art is hosting a FREE special event, Some Assembly Required: Family Fun Night, from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, October 24, 2013. The public is invited to com
October 07, 2013
A new exhibition at the Cedar Rapids Museum of Art (CRMA), entitled Some Assembly Required: Collage and Assemblage, will take a look at the breadth and depth of collage and assemblage, especially in the hands of American artists. The exhibition opens
October 07, 2013
The Cedar Rapids Museum of Art and Orchestra Iowa are once again teaming up to host Sight & Sound—the biennial gala fundraising event that supports programming at both arts organizations.
Sight & Sound will take place on Saturday, November 16, 20
October 01, 2013
The Cedar Rapids Museum of Art (CRMA) is pleased to announce the appointment of Joanne Wzontek as the Museum's new Development Director. Wzontek begins her role at the CRMA on October 1, 2013.
September 19, 2013
Esteemed artist John Schwartzkopf will present the monthly Art Bites session at the Cedar Rapids Museum of Art (CRMA) on October 2, 2013 at 12:15 p.m. Over the last several years, Schwartzkopf has donated six of his sculptural benches to the Museum f
September 12, 2013
Local artist Mary Zeran is hosting a new series of workshops at the Cedar Rapids Museum of Art (CRMA) this fall. Introducing a new format, these three-part workshops will allow attendees to create several completed pieces of art and gain a more broad
September 03, 2013
Famous heists, forgery, or the recovery of priceless masterpieces in the middle of war-torn Europe – these are just a sampling of the exciting topics discussed every third Thursday of the month at 4:00 p.m. during Art Lover’s Book Club at Cedar Rapid
August 02, 2013
On August 5, the Cedar Rapids Museum of Art begins the first phase of its Reinvention with work on its exterior along 3rd Avenue. Over the course of construction planned through the beginning of November, the entry ramp will be replaced by a new step
June 27, 2013
The Board of Trustees has named Sean Ulmer, currently Curator of Collections and Exhibitions, as the Museum’s Interim Executive Director. According to Hill, a search committee will be formed to begin looking for a new Executive Director, who could s
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.
February 27, 2013
Taking Shape: Recent Acquisitions in the Fine Art of Craft brings together more than 80 extraordinary works from the collection; celebrating a series of recent acquisitions, while exploring the shifting nature of the decorative arts.
November 04, 2011
The Cedar Rapids Museum of Art welcomes Phil Lasansky as he takes an in-depth look at self-portraiture in the work of his father, famed printmaker, Mauricio Lasansky.
October 17, 2011
Raising Expectations, an exhibition organized by The Iowa Metals Guild, was chosen from metal artists currently living in Iowa, those who have taught metals in Iowa, and those who have received their metal arts education in Iowa.
August 03, 2011
We’ll look at the artwork of Grant Wood and Marvin Cone side-by-side in our galleries and discuss their many similarities. Junior Docents are students in middle school and high school who are interested in volunteering for the CRMA.
January 12, 2011
The Cedar Rapids Museum of Art (CRMA) has been awarded a $9,000 grant by the Midwest Office of the National Trust for Historic Preservation from the Jeffris Heartland Fund.