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Bets Bets: Canvas & Composers

March 14

Rebecca F. Miller/The Gazette
Rebecca F. Miller/The Gazette

Cedar Rapids Opera Theatre and the Cedar Rapids Museum of Art are joining forces to present the artistic inspirations behind the world premiere of “The Grant Wood Operas: Strokes of Genius,” onstage April 12 to 14 at Theatre Cedar Rapids. Museum of Art Executive Director Sean Ulmer and Associate Curator Kate Kunau will discuss the chosen Grant Wood pieces, and composers Jean-Francois Charles and Robert Lindsey-Nassif will explain how the specific works inspired their one-act operas. Charles looked to Wood’s Parisian creations, Nassif found inspiration in “American Gothic” and Michael Ching selected eight pieces, from a bench to “Sultry Night.”

Canvas & Composers

7 to 8 p.m. March 14, Cedar Rapids Museum of Art, 410 Third Ave. SE; free; Crma.org/Events/Default.aspx

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