Grant Wood Revealed: Rarely Seen Works by an American Master

Grant Wood, Corn Cob Chandelier, 1925-1926, copper, iron, paint, 94 x 32 x 42 inches, gift of John B. Turner II, 81.17.3.
Grant Wood, Firescreen Ornament, c. 1929-1930, wrought iron, 50 ¼ x 21 ¼ x 4 ½ inches, gift of John T. Hamilton III, 69.12.
Grant Wood, Master Gordon Fennell, 1929, oil on canvas, 24 1/8 x 20 3/16 inches, gift of Mr. Gordon Fennell, 78.1.
Grant Wood, The Coil Welder (J.G. Cherry Series), 1925, oil on canvas, 25 5/8 x 29 ¾ inches, gift of the Cherry Burrell Charitable Foundation, 74.5.2.
Grant Wood, The Horsetraders, 1918, oil on composition board, 11 x 14 inches, gift of Harriet Y. and John B. Turner II, 72.12.28.

Grant Wood Revealed: Rarely Seen Works by an American Master

Now-September 5, 2021

Launching the CRMA's year-long celebration of the 175th anniversary of Iowa's statehood will be an unusual look at Iowa’s most famous artist, Grant Wood. While known for his iconic American Gothic (Art Institute of Chicago) and other Regionalist works from his mature style, Grant Wood was constantly exploring styles, techniques, and media. This exhibition will bring together works from both the CRMA collection as well as from private collections to celebrate Wood’s inquisitive mind. Rarely-seen paintings will be joined by diverse metalwork pieces, drawings, and studies to construct a fuller view of Wood’s genius.

This exhibition and accompanying educational programming have been made possible by The Henry Luce Foundation, the McIntyre Foundation, the Esther and Robert Armstrong Charitable Trust, Collins Aerospace, CRST International,* and GreatAmerica Financial Services.*

Additional annual 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, Funds for the Community 2020 of the Greater Cedar Rapids Community Foundation, 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.

*Donor-Advised Funds of the Greater Cedar Rapids Community Foundation