AFRICAN AMERICAN MUSEUM OF IOWA
If Objects Could Talk
See how everyday objects turn into invaluable historic records that tell about Iowa’s history and the contributions African Americans have made to the state. To July 27; 55 12th Ave. SE, Cedar Rapids.
BLACK EARTH GALLERY
Exhibit exploring everything and anything about food. To March 31; 1010 Third St. SE, Suite 2, Cedar Rapids.
CEDAR RAPIDS MUSEUM OF ART
Edward Hopper: Selections from the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York
This exhibition of 13 seminal works, all drawn from the collection of the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York, traces the early trajectory of Edward Hopper’s career in works from 1906 to 1933. To May 20.
Hopper’s World: New York, Cape Cod, and Beyond
Accompanying the Hopper exhibition from the Whitney Museum, the CRMA presents images of the places Hopper lived and worked. To May 20.
Framing the World: The Photography of Linda & Robert Scarth
Robert Scarth and his late wife, Linda, come from academic backgrounds and their interest and skill evolved to emphasize photographing the natural world. To April 29.
Malvina Hoffman: A Sculptor’s Journey
From the museum’s collection of works by 20th century sculptor Malvina Hoffman. To Aug. 31.
Page-Turner: Books and Reading in Art
Objects created out of books, books from artist’s collections, name plates and book illustrations. To March 31; 410 Third Ave. SE; Crma.org
Happy Animal and Re|collect
Paintings by Emma Steinkraus and multimedia artwork by Lex Thompson, in the Marvin Cone and Eaton-Buchan Galleries of Sinclair Auditorium. Steinkraus’ art combines the detailed richness of Northern Renaissance painting with the bright colors of pop art in an exhibition titled “Happy Animal.” In Lex Thompson’s “Re|collect” multimedia exhibition, he generates a record of Martha Maxwell’s achievements with photography, taxidermy and film. Maxwell was a Colorado naturalist who shot and stuffed a menagerie of animals for a diorama installation at the 1876 Philadelphia Centennial Exposition. Galleries open 4 to 6 p.m. daily to Friday (3/16); 1220 First Ave. NE, Cedar Rapids.
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Recent exhibits by Jamie Elizabeth Hudrlik and Sayuri Sasaki Hemann, and continuing exhibits by Justin Norman and Emily Martin. 1103 Third St. SE, Cedar Rapids.
GILDED PEAR GALLERY
Gilded Pear Gallery will exhibit artwork created by the women who operate the gallery. Gallery owner Suzy McGrane-Hop will display her work. And ceramic and mixed media sculptures by Lauren Tucci explore recognizable forms and the dissection of dream imagery. To March 30, 808 Third Ave. SE, Cedar Rapids.
Farm Life in Iowa: Photographs by A.M. Wettach
On loan from the University of Iowa Museum of Art. Wettach’s photographs documented rural existence from 1925 to 1960. Wettach (1901-1976) worked as a freelance photographer based in Mount Pleasant. His photographs recorded changes in farming practices while honoring the values of family and self-sufficiency. To Sunday (3/18); Hoover Presidential Library & Museum, 210 Parkside Dr., West Branch.
NATIONAL CZECH & SLOVAK MUSEUM & LIBRARY
Cool & Collected
Celebrating recent acquisitions and donors trusted to the museum’s care; to April 15, Smith Gallery.
Famous Czech- & Slovak-Americans
This six-panel exhibit features Americans of Czech and Slovak descent who are noted for their contributions in the fields of politics and war, arts and entertainment, science and industry, and sports; to April 5; 1400 Inspiration Place SW, Cedar Rapids.
Rocks and Hard Places: Emigration through the Lens of Knud Knudsen
Explore emigration through first-person accounts, family histories and black-and-white photography of Knud Knudsen (1832-1915), considered one of Norway’s most important photographers. To Sept. 23; 523 W. Water St., Decorah. Koselig
This immersive exhibit lets visitors explore how Norwegians survive winter; to April 22. Events: Koselig Cake Break, 3:30 to 4 p.m. Wednesdays through April 22. Koselig Board Game Night, 7 to 9 p.m. March 27, museum’s Main Building; bring a game to share.
Boards are available for this annual public art exhibit in the NewBo District in Cedar Rapids. Theme is “My Animal.” Participation fee is $20 adults, $10 ages 18 and under. Boards are available at CSPS, 1103 Third St. SE, (319) 364-1580; Black Earth Gallery, 1010 Third St. SE, Suite 2, (319) 431-2669; and The Modern Gallery, 701 Third Ave. SE, (319) 366-7311. Completed boards are due by April 30 at Black Earth Gallery. Finished boards will be displayed May to October throughout NewBo.