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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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November 19, 2014
An original piece of art or unique accessory can be just the thing to buy for that special someone this holiday season. This year, the Cedar Rapids Museum of Art (CRMA) will host two weekend events to help you find the perfect gift.

Family Activities at CRMA on December 6
November 19, 2014
On Saturday, December 6, 2014, the Cedar Rapids Museum of Art (CRMA) is hosting several events that are sure to be fun for all ages. The Museum Store and the galleries will be open for extended hours, from 10:00 AM to 8:00 PM. Admission to the galler

Guardians of Grain: Bamana and Dogan Door Locks Exhibition at CRMA
November 05, 2014
Functional, powerful, and magical – these are the properties that describe the pieces on display November 22, 2014 through July 26, 2015 in Guardians of Grain: Bamana and Dogon Door Locks at the Cedar Rapids Museum of Art (CRMA). On view for the firs

September 29, 2014
Introduce your infant to art! The Cedar Rapids Museum of Art (CRMA) is beginning a new gallery tour designed for babies twelve months or under. Beginning October 14, at 10:30 a.m. and every second Tuesday of the month, a guide will focus on themes su

September 17, 2014
The American Civil War (1861-1865) was this country’s deadliest war. More than 620,000 people died from combat, accident, starvation, and disease. The total casualties from the Civil War are nearly equal to all other American wars combined. The Ci

Book Review of Storied Pots: The Life and Art of Dean Schwarz by Brent Johnson
September 09, 2014
Inspired by the decorative paintings that artist Dean Schwarz has created on his pottery since 1985, this new book by Brent Johnson presents Schwarz’s best works in pottery and painting along with many highlights from his life as an artist.


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

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

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