Art Chat with Thomas Agran and Curator Julia Jessen

Mar 1, 2024

Join Curator of Collections and Exhibitions Julia Jessen as she chats with artist Thomas Agran. The two will discuss Agran's piece "Bison Nest" featured in the exhibition, "Land/Scape: Climate, the Environment, and Beyond" and how it fits into his overall body of work.
One Night Stand: Mildred Pelzer's Iowa

Jan 22, 2023

ONE NIGHT STAND WITH THE CRMA One work of art. By one artist. For one night. One Night Stand with the CRMA is a free series of art talks on Zoom led by CRMA staff, local artists, or art scholars. By focusing each 20-minute program on one artwork, the audience engages in a conversation about the artist and how the selected work of art relates to their larger body of work. Join Executive Director Sean Ulmer as he takes an in-depth look at Mildred Pelzer’s mural, Symphony of Iowa, 1833-1933 (1935), which measures 6 ½ feet high by 10 feet wide.
One NIght Stand: Emperor Caracalla

Jan 2, 2023

 Join Curator Kate Kunau as she discusses this Roman bust in the CRMA collection and Caracalla himself.
Grant Wood and the Art of a Series

Jan 2, 2023

Join Curator of Collections and Exhibitions Kate Kunau for another Grant Wood in Focus! The topic for this talk is Indian Creek & the Art of a Series. 
Doodlebugs: Ballerina's Balance

Jul 19, 2022

In this session we’ll read poem-turned-picture-book Change Sings, written by Amanda Gorman, the youngest US inaugural poet in history, the first National Youth Poet Laureate, and the first poet to perform at the Super Bowl. Then we’ll play some word games which are designed for pre-literate kiddos, and turn those words into a potentially silly art project. Materials: Whatever art-making materials you like for drawing, and paper to draw on.
Grant Wood's Impressionist Artwork with Curator Kate Kunau
Art Bites: Freedom's Daughters