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Slow Art Day and more museum and gallery exhibits to check out this week

Works by Edward Hopper hang in the gallery at the Cedar Rapids Museum of Art in Cedar Rapids on Friday, Jan. 26, 2018. The works are on loan from the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York City. (Rebecca F. Miller/The Gazette)
Works by Edward Hopper hang in the gallery at the Cedar Rapids Museum of Art in Cedar Rapids on Friday, Jan. 26, 2018. The works are on loan from the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York City. (Rebecca F. Miller/The Gazette)

Slow Art Day

CEDAR RAPIDS MUSEUM OF ART

One day each year, people all over the world visit local museums and galleries to look at art slowly. Participants look at five works of art for 10 minutes each and then meet together to talk about their experience. The goal is to focus on the art and the art of seeing. Participants are encouraged to take notes or makes sketches (with pencil) of the artworks. The Cedar Rapids Museum of Art will provide a list of five artworks at the front desk Saturday. Associate Curator Kate Kunau will facilitate a discussion at noon. Time: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday (4/14). Admission: free with paid gallery admission, free to $7; 410 Third Ave. SE.

HOOVER MUSEUM

Tallgrass to Knee High: A Century of Iowa Farming

Showcases historical highlights of farming in Iowa and the Midwest from 1910 to our near future. On exhibit Saturday (4/14) to Oct. 28; 210 Parkside Dr., West Branch

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.

AMANA ARTS GUILD & HERITAGE MUSEUM

1918: Pacifistic Patriots of the Amana Society During World War I Art Project

Area artists have created works based on WWI photos of the Amana Boys; Heritage Museum also includes WWI artifacts. Exhibits open all year; Amana Arts Guild, 1210 G St., High Amana, and Amana Heritage Museum, 705 44th Ave., Amana.

ARA GALLERY

More than 125 new works in various media and sizes, by various artists; 4850 Armar Dr. SE, Cedar Rapids.

BLACK EARTH GALLERY

BITEme

Exhibit exploring everything and anything about food. To Saturday (4/14); 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

Tracing the early trajectory of Hopper’s career from 1906 to 1933. To May 20.

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Hopper’s World: New York, Cape Cod, and Beyond

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 evolved to 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; 410 Third Ave. SE, Cedar Rapids.

CSPS GALLERIES

Paintings and drawings that comment on the U.S. president, by Leslie Bell of Davenport; video exploring the natural world by Rachel Lin Weaver of Blacksburg, Va.; exhibits by Jamie Elizabeth Hudrlik and Sayuri Sasaki Hemann; 1103 Third St. SE, Cedar Rapids.

GILDED PEAR GALLERY

Formations

Works exploring nature by local artists Crit Streed and Satomi Kawai in celebration of the gallery’s seven-year anniversary. To May 18; 808 Third Ave. SE, Cedar Rapids.

IOWA CERAMICS CENTER

‘Coded Memory’

Artist’s demo and lecture, 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday (4/7), with Chotsani Elaine Dean, in conjunction with the exhibit “Coded Memory: circa 19th century, planted memory, prized seeds.” Dean is an artist and assistant professor of art at the South Carolina School of the Arts at Anderson University. On display to April 29 in the Cherry Building, 329 10th Ave. SE, Suite 117, Cedar Rapids.

NATIONAL CZECH & SLOVAK MUSEUM & LIBRARY

Cool & Collected

Celebrating recent acquisitions and donors who have entrusted their treasures to the museum’s care; to Sunday (4/15), Smith Gallery.

Guts & Glory: The War Train that Shaped a Nation

Multimedia exhibition highlighting how 60,000 Czech and Slovak soldiers stranded in Russia at the end of World War I banded together, seized the Trans-Siberian Railway, fought their way 5,000 miles to the port of Vladivostok and thus provided crucial support for the Allied cause and a key piece to the diplomatic strategy that created a new homeland: Czechoslovakia. To Dec. 31, museum’s Petrik Gallery; 1400 Inspiration Place SW, Cedar Rapids.

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VESTERHEIM MUSEUM

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. See more photos at The Family Care Clinic and Pulpit Rock Brewery, both in Decorah.

Koselig

This immersive exhibit of “living room” environments lets visitors explore how Norwegians survive winter; to April 22. Events: Koselig Cake Break, 3:30 to 4 p.m. Wednesdays to April 22.

RELATED EVENT: 2X2XU

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 inside businesses throughout NewBo.

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