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CRMA to Open New Portraiture Exhibition
Area Cultural Institutions Join Forces to Celebrate Black History
CRMA Presents Two New Kid-Inspired Exhibitions
CRMA Announces Art Raffle
5 Turner Alley Teams Up with Urban Theater Project for Reading of New Play
Be a Part of the "Mad" Crowd
CRMA Presents National Premiere of Stan Wiederspan Exhibition
It is a FREE-FOR-ALL at the Cedar Rapids Museum of Art
Grant Wood Studio to Undergo Exterior Preservation
Fun for All Ages at the CRMA
Degas Pastel Added to Cedar Rapids Museum of Art Dance Exhibition
Dance-Inspired Exhibition to Open at the Cedar Rapids Museum of Art
Bicycling for Art
Enjoy Lofty Views
CRMA and Grant Wood Studio Featured in New Travel Book
Local Companies Provide Free Admission Funding to the Cedar Rapids Museum of Art
Cedar Rapids Museum of Art Announces New Board Members
The Museum of Art and Tanager Place Show the Importance of Art
New Exhibition of Works by Ulfert Wilke to Open at the Cedar Rapids Museum of Art
Cedar Rapids Museum of Art to Open New Exhibition of Contemporary Art
Cedar Rapids Museum of Art to Host Family Fun Day
Cedar Rapids Museum of Art to Participate in Cedar Rapids Area Gallery Tour
Two Cedar Rapids Art Venues Present Free Preview Screenings from Season Four of Art:21
Major Exterior Facelift Completed at Grant Wood Studio
Cedar Rapids Museum of Art and Cedar Rapids Symphony Team Up for Gala Fundraising Event
Progressive Dinner Promotes Downtown Collaboration and Fun Night Life-Friday November 9th
Two for One Admission to the CRMA
The CRMA Announces Two New Board Members
Exciting Weekend Planned for the CRMA
Family Fun Day at the CRMA
Save the Art Campaign Pledges Exceed Goal
The Cedar Rapids Museum of Art Presents: It’s Greek to Me
Rare Exhibition Reuniting Rodin and Hoffman
The Cedar Rapids Museum of Art Presents: From Paris to Istanbul; 32 Days; 32 Paintings
CRMA to Open Exhibition Honoring Mothers
CRMA Receives Grant from Heinz Quality Chef Foods
It’s Spring! Time for the Spring Art Gallery Tour on Friday, April 4th
Their Passion and How It Inspired Their Work
The Cedar Rapids Museum of Art Presents: Viva Mexico
My Kid Could Do That
Metro Madness-Martini Madness Returns
The Game is On at the CRMA!
Collectors of the CRMA’s Latest Exhibition to Lecture at the CRMA
A Special Celebration Honoring Mothers at the CRMA
A Statement from Executive Director, Terry Pitts Regarding the Flood of 2008
Update on CRMA Post-Flood Recovery
Grant Wood Studio to Reopen July 12-Free Admission for Everyone
One Day Museum Store Preview at the CRMA
CRMA Set to Reopen First Floor Galleries
Iowa Children's Museum to Offer Free Admission for CRMA Members
Dream Big! You Could Win $20,000!
Masters of Sports Photography at the CRMA
CRMA Signs on for Smithsonian Magazine's Museum Day
2nd Annual Cedar Rapids Environmental Film Festival
Special Presentation, Gallery Walk, & Film Screening at the CRMA
Fall Metro Gallery Tour
Photographing the Flood: An Evening with The Gazette Flood Photographers
Special Exhibition by Harry Potter Illustrator Coming to the CRMA!
Cedar Rapids Museum of Art Receives Conservation Bookshelf
CRMA to Receive Donation from Dorothy & Herbert Vogel Collection
Its a FREE-FOR-ALL at the Cedar Rapids Museum of Art
Harry Potter Illustrator to Donate Works for Auction & CRMA Collection
Join us for Harry Potter Day at the CRMA!
Dream Big Raffle Winner Announced
A Night When Things May Not Be As They Seem…
Contemporary Photography Exhibition Coming to the CRMA
Creative Connections and Meaning & Message in Islam at the CRMA!
Creative Connections Series Continues Along with Special Presentation by CRMA Curator
Two New Exhibitions Opening at the CRMA
American Narratives Photographer Tom Jackson to Speak at the CRMA
Middle Eastern Day at the CRMA!
Creative Connections Series Continues with Karen Kurka-Jensen
Grant Wood Studio Reopening
Creative Connections Series Continues with Sara Sorensen
Free Family Fun Day at the CRMA on Saturday!
New Exhibition Opening with Special Presentation by the Artist
Gourd Artist Mark Messner to Take Part in Creative Connections
Grant Wood is Back!
KCRG-TV9 Announces the 2009 A-list Winners Cedar Rapids Museum of Art Wins Best Museum
Kirkwood Professor Arbe Bareis to Take Part in Creative Connections at the CRMA
River of Words® IOWA Environmental Poetry and Art Exhibit
Creative Connections Series Continues with Nancy Lindsay & John Schafer in the Brucemore Gardens
Cedar Rapids Museum of Art Announces New Board Members and Executive Committee
Norman Rockwell: Fact & Fiction Opens at the CRMA in September
Lt. Governor Judge to Make CRMA Final Stop on Travel Iowa ‘09 Tour
Creative Connections Continues with Paper Marbling by Barbara Bernier
Local Artist to Participate in Creative Connections at the CRMA
CRMA Announces Spring Training (Art) Camp!
SmArt Saturdays…Get Smart About Art
Local Collectors Tom & Nan Riley to Share Collection with CRMA for Exhibition
CRMA Receives Major Grant from the Henry Luce Foundation
Contemporary Photography Exhibition Coming to the CRMA
Bring Your Kids to the CRMA and Finish Your Holiday Shopping!
More Free Programming at the CRMA!
New Exhibition of Pop-Up Book Art Opening at the CRMA
NTHP Awards CRMA Preservation Grant from Jeffris Heartland Fund
Junior Docent Training-Grant Wood & Marvin Cone
Metals Exhibition Now Open at the CRMA
Phil Lasansky to Lecture about Self-Portraiture in the Works of Mauricio Lasansky
CRMA to Open Exhibition of Decorative Arts
CRMA’s Clary Illian Book Awarded Gold ADDY
CRMA Curator Sean Ulmer Provides Smooth Transition as Interim Executive Director
First Phase of Cedar Rapids Museum of Art's Construction Begins
The Art Lover’s Book Club Welcomes New Members
Local Artist Mary Zeran to Teach Classes at the CRMA this Fall
Joanne Wzontek Joins the CRMA as its New Development Director
Cedar Rapids Museum of Art and Orchestra Iowa Host Sight & Sound 2013
Some Assembly Required: Collage and Assemblage Opens at CRMA
Some Assembly Required: Family Fun Night at the CRMA
ICCA Names 2013 Larry Eckholt and Peggy Whitworth Arts and Cultural Advocacy Honorees
Cedar Rapids Museum of Art and Orchestra Iowa Announce Live Auction Items for Sight & Sound
Celebration of Community Recognizes Nonprofit Organizations and Leaders in Linn County
Photography by Dan Eldon Folds into American Art Exhibition at CRMA
CRMA to Feature the Work of Conger Metcalf
CRMA brings France to Cedar Rapids
CRMA announces Sean Ulmer as Executive Director
Potter Dean Schwarz featured in new exhibition at CRMA inspired by Marvin Cone
Slow Art Day at the CRMA
Was it Colonel Mustard or Miss Scarlet? Fundraiser for CRMA is Inspired by Clue Game
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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 cmotsinger@crma.org.

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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

Slow Art Day at the CRMA
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.

Potter Dean Schwarz featured in new exhibition at CRMA inspired by Marvin Cone
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

Celebration of Community Recognizes Nonprofit Organizations and Leaders in Linn County
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

ICCA Names 2013 Larry Eckholt and Peggy Whitworth Arts and Cultural Advocacy Honorees
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

Some Assembly Required: Family Fun Night at the CRMA
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

Joanne Wzontek Joins the CRMA as its New Development Director
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.

CRMA’s October Art Bites Presents John Schwartzkopf Discussing His Benches
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

The Art Lover’s Book Club Welcomes New Members
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.


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