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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 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.
January 05, 2011
Celebrated children's books creators Robert Sabuda and Matthew Reinhart are the best-known pop-up book artists working today. The Cedar Rapids Museum of Art is pleased to present an exhibition of their work – Wizards of Pop: Sabuda & Reinhart.
December 30, 2010
The Cedar Rapids Museum of Art (CRMA) is excited to launch our next series of Doodlebugs preschool programs, as well as Art Bites and SmArt Saturdays!
December 06, 2010
The Cedar Rapids Museum of Art (CRMA) is interested in helping you find time to finish your holiday shopping! Parents, bring your kids to the CRMA on Thursday, December 16 from 4:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. for Parents’ Night Out.
September 27, 2010
The Cedar Rapids Museum of Art (CRMA) is excited to present China: Insights. New Photography from the People’s Republic opening on Saturday, October 9, 2010. Admission will be free all day!
July 06, 2010
The Cedar Rapids Museum of Art has received an $80,000 grant from the Henry Luce Foundation’s American Art Renewal Fund to help the Museum’s American art collection research and exhibition program over the next three years.
May 10, 2010
Following on the heels of the Vogel collection exhibition, the Cedar Rapids Museum of Art (CRMA) is excited to present a collection from local collectors Tom and Nan Riley. From Monet to Picasso: The Riley Collection opens Saturday, May 22.
February 24, 2010
The Cedar Rapids Museum of Art (CRMA) is launching a new series called SmArt Saturdays! The first SmArt Saturday will take place on Saturday, March 6, 2010.
February 22, 2010
Spend your spring break with the Cedar Rapids Museum of Art and The Shop Next Door! Choose from two identical weeks: March 16-18 or March 23-25. Ages 6-12 from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. and ages 13+ from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.