Built This Way: Architecture in Art February 4-May 14

Marvin Cone, Houses that Jack Built, 1960, oil on canvas, 20 x 36 inches, museum purchase, Art Advancement Fund with gift of Winnifred Cone, 82.10.2.
Jim Cantrell, Union Station, 1993, oil on canvas, 40 x 48 inches, gift of Sean Cantrell, 2016.014.
Bradd Brown, Sinclair Meatpacking Plant 1, 2004, watercolor on paper, 9 7/8 x 7 7/8 inches, gift of the artist, 2011.065a.

Built This Way: Architecture in Art

February 4-May 14, 2023

Art and architecture are often thought of as related but separate artistic forms.  There are however, situations when the two overlap:  murals in buildings, art museums as architectural statements, etc.  Architecture sometimes appears in art—setting the scene in paintings, drawings, photographs, and prints.  Sometimes architecture is the subject of the artwork.  This exhibition looks at the appearance of architecture in art from the museum’s collection, exploring the many ways in which architecture plays an important and pivotal role.  

This exhibition and accompanying educational programming have been made possible in part by the Carleen & Eugene Grandon Charitable Foundation and the CRST International Donor-Advised Fund of the Greater Cedar Rapids Community Foundation.  Additional support has been provided by the Iowa Arts Council, a division of the Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs and the National Endowment for the Arts, 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.