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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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June 17, 2015
The Cedar Rapids Museum of Art (CRMA) is excited to announce the fifth year of the Free Summer Admission Program! Beginning Wednesday, July 1, the CRMA will be free for all visitors thanks to our generous sponsors: Built by Pros, Cedar Rapids Bank &

Local Artists Highlighted in Exhibition This Summer at CRMA
May 22, 2015
This summer, visitors to the Cedar Rapids Museum of Art (CRMA) will be enjoying the summer as interpreted by living Iowan artists. The new exhibition, titled Midwest Summer: Light and Warmth, on display June 6 – September 13, 2015, presents a wide ra

CRMA Announces a New Exhibition Featuring Lela Powers Briggs
April 30, 2015
A new exhibition at the Cedar Rapids Museum of Art (CRMA) will celebrate the career of Lela Powers Briggs, a woman with an artistic gift that challenges the better-known artists of the same era. The career of Lela Powers Briggs exemplifies the life o

March 30, 2015
The Grant Wood Studio and Armstrong Visitor Center will be reopening for the season on Saturday, April 11, 2015 at 12:00 p.m. Admission to the Studio is free for everyone during regular Studio hours thanks to a grant from the Esther and Robert Armstr

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

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

May 21, 2014
Cedar Rapids Museum of Art (CRMA) joins the Blue Star Museums program for another year.

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