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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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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

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

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