Tiny Wonders: Small-scale Works from the Collection, May 18, 2024-September 1, 2024

Grant Wood, Self-Portrait, about 1925, brass, 3 x 2 x 1 inches, Cedar Rapids Museum of Art, Gift of Harriet Y. and John B. Turner II, 72.12.59.
Yinka Shonibare, Untitled (dollhouse with furnishings), 2002, mixed media; cast resin with furnishings and booklet, 13 x 8 x 9 ½ inches, Cedar Rapids Museum of Art, Gift of Terry Pitts and Kathy Hall, 2017.053.a-.v.
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Galen Carpenter, Untitled (small turned vessel), 1996, bubinga and maple wood, flint corn in epoxy resin, 1 ¾ x 2 5/8 inches, Cedar Rapids Museum of Art, Gift of Cinde Shive, 2023.008.

Tiny Wonders: Small-scale Works from the Collection

May 18, 2024 –September 1, 2024

This exhibition highlights small works of art from the collection that make a big impact. Working small allows artists to emphasize minuscule details and focus the viewer’s attention on otherwise unnoticed elements of a scene or object. Tiny artworks encourage close looking and a greater intimacy between the object and the viewer. These small-scale creations can nonetheless elicit oversized emotions.

This exhibition and accompanying educational programming have been made possible in part by the Program Support Grant Fund of the Greater Cedar Rapids Community Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts and the Iowa Arts Council, which exists within the Iowa Economic Development Authority, members of the Cedar Rapids Museum of Art, and contributors to the Museum’s Annual Fund.  Annual educational programming has been supported in part by Transamerica.