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Mildred Pelzer, "We Build Our Capitol," 1934, oil on canvas, 53 ¼ x 125 ¾ inches, Cedar Rapids Museum of Art, the gift of Richard T. Feddersen.
Mildred Pelzer, Symphony of Iowa 1833-1933, 1935, oil on canvas, 80 x 121 inches, gift of Richard T. Feddersen, 91.8.1.
Mildred Pelzer, Marion, Iowa, 1890, 1935, oil on canvas, 12 x 35 ¾ inches, gift of Webster and Gloria Gelman, 91.5.2.

Mildred Pelzer's Iowa

Now – January 2, 2022


Mildred Pelzer (née Weenink) was an American art teacher, artist and muralist known for her work in public spaces. One of these commissions was the series of eight murals for the Hotel Jefferson, of Iowa City. In addition to her mural work, Pelzer was known for portraits, floral paintings, and landscapes. Mildred Pelzer’s Iowa looks at a number of these works: the Hotel Jefferson murals in the CRMA’s collection, her enormous Symphony of Iowa from 1935, and smaller artworks, placing them into context in Pelzer’s life.  

This exhibition and accompanying educational programming have been made possible in part by the GreatAmerica Financial Services Corporation Donor-Advised Fund of the Greater Cedar Rapids Community Foundation.
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.