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

Salvador Dali, Mystical Rose Madonna, 1964, color lithograph, museum purchase 66.1.
M.C. Escher, Day and Night, 1938, woodcut, 15 ½ x 26 ½ inches, gift of Peter O. Stamats, 73.2.34.
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Robert Cocke, The Age of Noise, 1994, oil on canvas, 53 x 53 inches, gift of the artist, 2005.010.
M.C. Escher, Convex and Concave, 1955, lithograph, 11 x 13 inches, gift of Peter O. Stamats, 73.2.33.

dreamscape: Surrealism from the Collection

September 10, 2022-December 31, 2022

This exhibition takes a look at both classic Surrealism (Dali, deChirico, Escher) of the 1930s and 1940s and more modern and contemporary artists who adhere to surrealistic principles (Cocke, Lanyon).  While there have been several Surrealism exhibitions over the years, little attention has been given to artists working since the 1940s whose work continues to demonstrate Surrealism’s influence.  This exhibition, drawn from the CRMA’s collection, will start the conversation on this phenomenon in a new and engaging way.

This exhibition and accompanying educational programming have been made possible in part by Collins Aerospace and the GreatAmerica Financial Services Corporation 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, the Program Support Grant Fund 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.