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Due to popular demand, the Cedar Rapids Museum of Art is extending its highly successful Grant Wood Revealed and Seriously Funny exhibitions. Both exhibitions, which deal with different aspects of Grant Wood’s life and art, join Americans in Paris in a trio of exhibitions focusing on the Iowa artist which were designed to not only close out the CRMA’s 125th anniversary year in 2020 but also welcome in the 175th anniversary of Iowa’s statehood in 2021.
“We were thrilled to see so many people turn out to see these Grant Wood exhibitions, despite the pandemic,” said Executive Director Sean Ulmer in a statement. “With more people able to obtain vaccinations now, we have heard from them asking us to extend the exhibitions a little while longer. We are happy to do so and have decided to extend them through the end of the summer, which nicely coincides with our Free Summer Accessibility Program.”
The new closing dates are as follows:
• Grant Wood Revealed: Rarely-Seen Works by an American Master closes Sept. 5.
• Seriously Funny: American Gothic Parodies closes Aug. 22.
• Americans in Paris: Grant Wood and Marvin Cone’s 1920 Trip to Paris closes Oct. 10.
“This is a truly unique moment to see so much Grant Wood on view at one time.” Ulmer stated. “A total of 165 works by Wood are visible in nine of the museum’s sixteen galleries. It is truly a Grant Wood moment!”
The CRMA’s Free Summer Accessibility Program, which suspends admission charges for everyone, runs July 1 through Aug. 31. It is the 12th year in a row that Free Summer has been offered and is sponsored this year by Cedar Rapids Bank and Trust, Transamerica, TrueNorth and UFG.