CRMA Past Exhibitions

For more than a century, the Cedar Rapids Museum of Art has been presenting exhibitions of local and national importance.  Presenting ten to fifteen exhibitions each year, the CRMA has presented well over 1,000 exhibitions in its rich 125-year-history.  Important solo and group exhibitions of artists such as Jonas Lie (1926), Grandma Moses (1952), and Henri Matisse (2001), and art movements such as African-American Art (1931), Modern Painting (1950), and German Expressionist Prints (2000), are just a few of the many exhibitions we have presented in the past.  Below, find a sampling of our more-recent exhibitions.


The Collector’s Eye: The Collection of Thomas C. Jackson and Joanne Stevens October 1-January 15, 2023

The Collector’s Eye: The Collection of Thomas C. Jackson and Joanne Stevens October 1-January 15, 2023

dreamscape: Surrealism from the Collection; September 10, 2022-December 31, 2022

dreamscape: Surrealism from the Collection; September 10, 2022-December 31, 2022

Dick Pinney: Jack of All Trades Now-October 30, 2022

Dick Pinney: Jack of All Trades Now-October 30, 2022

Abstract Ideas: Abstract Art from the Collection

Abstract Ideas: Abstract Art from the Collection

Tomás and Charlie Lasansky: An Artistic Union June 4 – September 11, 2022

Tomás and Charlie Lasansky: An Artistic Union June 4 – September 11, 2022

Eve Drewelowe: Painting Her Way May 14 – August 28, 2022

Eve Drewelowe: Painting Her Way May 14 – August 28, 2022

Carl Van Vechten: Man About Town February 5, 2022-May 15, 2022

Carl Van Vechten: Man About Town February 5, 2022-May 15, 2022

Freedom's Daughters: New Work by Kathy Schumacher Now-May 1, 2022

Freedom's Daughters: New Work by Kathy Schumacher Now-May 1, 2022

Five: Five Contemporary Iowa Landscape Artists

Five: Five Contemporary Iowa Landscape Artists

Mildred Pelzer's Iowa

Mildred Pelzer's Iowa

Americans in Paris:  Grant Wood and Marvin Cone's 1920 Trip to Paris

Americans in Paris: Grant Wood and Marvin Cone's 1920 Trip to Paris

Grant Wood Revealed: Rarely Seen Works by an American Master

Grant Wood Revealed: Rarely Seen Works by an American Master

Seriously Funny: American Gothic Parodies

Seriously Funny: American Gothic Parodies

125! 125 Masterworks from the Collection

125! 125 Masterworks from the Collection

Mary Zeran: 10 Years

Mary Zeran: 10 Years

Across the Atlantic: American Impressionism through the French Lens

Across the Atlantic: American Impressionism through the French Lens

Ooh La La: French Works from the Riley Collection

Ooh La La: French Works from the Riley Collection

Up All Night: The Art of the Dark

Up All Night: The Art of the Dark

Into The Blue

Into The Blue

Kick Up Your Heels: The Fine Art of Shoes

Kick Up Your Heels: The Fine Art of Shoes

Bruce Beasley: A New Direction

Bruce Beasley: A New Direction

John Beckelman: Horizon Suite

John Beckelman: Horizon Suite

American Visionary: John F. Kennedy's Life and Times

American Visionary: John F. Kennedy's Life and Times

Power and Protest: Political Photographs and Prints

Power and Protest: Political Photographs and Prints

Terra Nova: Ten Years

Terra Nova: Ten Years

If We Ran The Zoo: Animals in Children's Book Illustration

If We Ran The Zoo: Animals in Children's Book Illustration

One Man, One War, One Hundred Years

One Man, One War, One Hundred Years

The Grand Tour: Europe Through Artists' Eyes

The Grand Tour: Europe Through Artists' Eyes

Setting the Table: The Art of Still Life

Setting the Table: The Art of Still Life

Flight Pattern: Birds in Art

Flight Pattern: Birds in Art

Edward Hopper: Selections from the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York

Edward Hopper: Selections from the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York

Letters to My Ancestors: The Watercolors of Tara Moorman

Letters to My Ancestors: The Watercolors of Tara Moorman

Diego Lasansky: A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man

Diego Lasansky: A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man

Unwrapped: Gifts from the Peter Norton Family Christmas Project, 1988-2018

Unwrapped: Gifts from the Peter Norton Family Christmas Project, 1988-2018