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The Cedar Rapids Museum of Art presents another summer of free admission for all visitors through September 1st, 2013! It is a wonderful place to hang out with your family and friends while checking out one of their many exhibitions!





Current Exhibition Listing


From Houdini to Hugo: The Art of Brian Selznick
June 15 - September 29, 2013

Continuing its long tradition of presenting children’s illustrated literature as an art form, the CRMA is hosting an exhibition of the art of Brian Selznick to coincide with the completion of the new Cedar Rapids Public Library. Selznick has illustrated more than 25 children’s books, both those written by him as well as by other authors. These include subjects as diverse as school life to farm life, from dinosaurs to dulcimers, from opera singer Marian Anderson and writer Walt Whitman to aviatrix Amelia Earhart and first lady Eleanor Roosevelt.


Bertha Jaques: Eye on the World
May 25 - September 15, 2013

Bertha Jaques, a one-time Cedar Rapidian, was a pioneering printmaker who not only succeeded in a field dominated by male artists, but also helped to promote etching in America as a writer, teacher, and co-founder of the Chicago Society of Etchers. Traveling extensively between 1902 and 1912, Jaques often recorded the sites she saw on her travels, from Europe to Japan. These were not generally the tourist attractions, but rather the hidden sites of the places she visited, seeking to capture the true essence of those places. This exhibition focuses on these revealing images of her world travels.
Taking Shape: Recent Acquisitions in the Fine Art of Craft
March 9, 2013 - February 23, 2014

Building upon the foundation of A Show of Hands, the 2010-2012 exhibition celebrating the growth of the Cedar Rapids Museum of Art’s ceramics collection, Taking Shape continues this investigation by presenting recent acquisitions not only in ceramics, but in many of the decorative arts. While ceramics still dominate the Museum’s acquisitions in this field, Taking Shape also includes work in glass, wood, and metal. Most of these are by contemporary artists, although older work has also been acquired in an effort to show the continuum within a medium.


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