The Grand Tour: Europe Through Artists' Eyes

Grant Wood, The Doorway, Perigueux (Door at the Foot of the Stair), 1927, oil on canvas, 31 5/8 x 25 5/8 inches, museum Purchase, Club of Forty Fund, 32.2.
Grant Wood, The Barred Door, Chancelade (La Porte Barree, Chancelade), 1926, oil on composition board, 16 1/8 x 13 inches, gift of Mr. and Mrs. J. Thomas Hoegen, 79.1.
Oliver Dennet Grover, San Pietro Di Castello (Venetian Scene), about 1914, oil on canvas, 23 ½ x 29 ½ inches, museum purchase, Club of Forty Fund 15.3.
Andrew Karoly, The Year-Mart in Rouen, undated, etching, 16 7/8 x 13 1/16 inches, gift of Associated American Artists, 2013.367.

The Grand Tour: Europe Through Artists’ Eyes

June 9, 2018 – September 16, 2018

From the Greek Parthenon to the great cathedrals of France, European monuments have inspired artists for hundreds of years. Named for the traditional trip of Europe undertaken by mainly upper class young men of means in search of art, culture, and the roots of Western civilization, this exhibition examines how the artists in the CRMA collection, both American and European, responded to the great sites of Europe.

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.