Katja Oxman, An Acre for a Bird to Choose, 2000, etching and aquatint, 24 x 30 inches, 2017.011.
John Buck, Phoenix Rising, 2006-2007, woodblock print, 50 x 37 inches, museum purchase made possible by the Collectors' Circle, 2009.078.
John Jacob Audubon, Pinnated Grouse, 1836, hand-colored engraving on paper, 23 x 34 ½ inches, gift of B.J. and Jane Bell Lattner, 81.2.

Flight Pattern: Birds in Art

March 2018 – March 2019

In flight or at rest, birds have long fascinated artists. Often used as symbolic objects for particular virtues, families, or countries, birds in art can carry meaning far beyond their forms. From John Buck’s vibrant woodcut of the extinct dodo bird to Laurie Hogin’s fantastically feathered creations, Flight Pattern celebrates the great variety of avian art in the CRMA collection.

This exhibition and accompanying educational programming has been made possible by Rockwell Collins and by the CRST International Donor-Advised Fund of the Greater Cedar Rapids Community Foundation.  Additional support has been provided by the Hotel-Motel Tax Fund, 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 support has been provided in part by Transamerica.