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Your Hoopla weekly roundup of art in Eastern Iowa - March 22

(File photo) A typewriter belonging to the late Vernon Smith, a biochemist and toxicologist, educator and author, is among the items to be displayed at the African American Museum of Iowa in Cedar Rapids on Friday, Aug. 11, 2017. The museum is opening a new exhibit called
(File photo) A typewriter belonging to the late Vernon Smith, a biochemist and toxicologist, educator and author, is among the items to be displayed at the African American Museum of Iowa in Cedar Rapids on Friday, Aug. 11, 2017. The museum is opening a new exhibit called "If Objects Could Talk" on Friday, August 25. (Rebecca F. Miller/The Gazette)

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

BITEme

Exhibit exploring everything and anything about food. To April 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

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

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Objects created out of books, books from artist’s collections, name plates and book illustrations. To March 31; 410 Third Ave. SE; Crma.org

 

CSPS HALL

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

GUILT

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.

Recent story: Gilded Pear Gallery keeps its artists roster full

 

NATIONAL CZECH & SLOVAK MUSEUM & LIBRARY

Cool & Collected

Celebrating recent acquisitions and donors who have entrusted their treasures 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, museum library; 1400 Inspiration Place SW, Cedar Rapids.

 

VESTERHEIM MUSEUM

Rocks and Hard Places: Emigration through the Lens of Knud Knudsen

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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 through April 22. Nordic Noir Film Nights, 7 p.m. April 10, museum’s Main Building; Scandinavian crime films, featuring an introduction and discussion led by members of the Luther College Nordic Studies Program; films and details at Vesterheim.org. Koselig Board Game Night, 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday (3/27), museum’s Main Building; bring a game to share.

 

RELATED EVENT

2X2XU

Boards are available for this annual public art exhibit in the NewBo District in southeast 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 business windows and outdoors on fences and kiosks throughout NewBo.

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