How much is the work of art I own worth?

The CRMA is not permitted to appraise or estimate the value of art works. We recommend you contact one of the following sources for help with the answers:

Jackson’s Auctioneers and Appraisers of Antiques and Fine Arts

2229 Lincoln Street
Cedar Falls, IA 50613
Phone: 319.277.2256
Fax: 319.277.1252

Leslie Hindman Auctioneers

122 North Aberdeen Street
Chicago, IL 60607
Phone: 312.280.1212
Fax: 312.280.1211

Gilded Pear Gallery

Suzy McGrane-Hop
808 Third Avenue SE
Cedar Rapids, Iowa 52403
Phone: 319.366.0205
suzy@gildedpeargallery.com

 

Where can I learn more about a specific artist or type of art?

The Museum maintains object files on the artworks in the CRMA permanent collection. If you are researching a particular work by an artist, please contact our Registrar Jaci Falco for more information at jfalco@crma.org

I am an artist. Would the CRMA ever consider me for an exhibition?

The Cedar Rapids Museum of Art is always interested in learning about and discovering new artists. Artists are welcome to submit a cover letter, a set of no more than 20 images (digital images, DVD, or website information), and resume for consideration. Please allow plenty of time for these materials to be reviewed as the quantity of submissions is sometimes quite high. Also, please be aware that our exhibition schedule is usually booked for several years in advance to allow the proper amount of time for exhibition planning and implementation. Proposals and materials should be mailed to:   

Cedar Rapids Museum of Art
Attn: Kate Kunau, Associate Curator
410 Third Avenue SE
Cedar Rapids, Iowa 52401

Email submissions are acceptable as well. Attachments must not exceed 20MB. Please email submissions to Kate Kunau at kkunau@crma.org.

How do I donate an artwork to the Museum?

If you are interested in donating an artwork to the Museum please contact Associate Curator Kate Kunau at 319.366.7503 ext. 202 or kkunau@crma.org.

May I talk to a curator?

To set up an appointment, please contact Associate Curator Kate Kunau at 319.366.7503 ext. 202 or kkunau@crma.org.

I have an artwork that needs to be cleaned. Who should I call?

The Museum cannot endorse specific conservators. However, information about selecting a conservator can be found on the web site for the American Institute for Conservation.

I need to move a large painting or sculpture. What is the best way to handle this?

For crating and shipping you may try U.S. Art Company, Inc., ARTEX Fine Arts Services, Terry Dowd, Inc., or Atelier 4, Inc.

I have my own art collection. How do I take care of it?

The following sources may be helpful the Canadian Conservation Institute or the American Association of Museums.

Can the Cedar Rapids Museum of Art help me/us promote our local arts event?

Our policy is to only promote activities and events that the we organize or co-sponsor.

I am interested in using an image of an artwork that the Cedar Rapids Museum of Art owns. Who do I contact for permission to reproduce it?

If you are interested in reproducing an image of an artwork from the Museum's collection, please send the following information to:

Cedar Rapids Museum of Art

Attn: Lori Tofanelli
410 Third Avenue SE
Cedar Rapids, Iowa 52401
Email: ltofanelli@crma.org

  • Specific information about the material you wish to reproduce (i.e. artist, title, medium, object number, etc.)
  • Contact or company name and address
  • Shipping and billing address if different
  • Photographic material format requested
  • Project or publication name and brief description, including date
  • Quantity (print-run or estimated number of subscriptions if an online publication)
  • Please indicate type of project, such as academic, educational, non-profit, for profit, etc.
  • If you are requesting permission to reuse and image you already have, please indicate when and where you obtained it
  • Deadline to receive image—please allow a minimum of three weeks between request and desired date of receipt as we receive many such requests and often times new photography is required

Photography in the Cedar Rapids Museum of Art Galleries

You can take photos of the works from the Cedar Rapids Museum of Art’s permanent collection! Still photography of works in the Museum’s permanent collection is permitted and encouraged for personal, noncommercial use. Photographs cannot be commercially exploited in any manner including being published, sold, reproduced, transferred, distributed, or otherwise. Photography is not permitted in special exhibitions. Works of art on loan from private collections or other institutions may not be photographed. The use of flash photography is prohibited at all times in the galleries. Movie and video cameras, lights, selfie sticks and tripods are not permitted.

The Museum reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to withhold and/or withdraw permission to photograph on its premises or to reproduce photographs of objects in its collection.

If you would like more information on the reproduction of a work of art for educational or publishing purposes, please contact the Museum's Communications Coordinator, Lori Tofanelli at ltofanelli@crma.org.

Photography in the Grant Wood Studio

You can take photos in the Grant Wood Studio!

Photography in the Grant Wood Studio is permitted and encouraged for personal, noncommercial use. Photographs cannot be commercially exploited in any manner whatsoever including being published, sold, reproduced, transferred, distributed, or otherwise. The use of flash photography is prohibited at all times.

Time for photography will be allowed after the guided tour is completed. Please refrain from taking photos while the docent (tour guide) is speaking. Video may be recorded after the tour as well, but lights, tripods and selfie sticks are not permitted.

The Grant Wood Studio reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to withhold and/or withdraw permission to photograph on its premises or to reproduce photographs.

If you would like more information on the reproduction the Studio for educational or publishing purposes, please contact Communications Coordinator Lori Tofanelli at ltofanelli@crma.org