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Art All Over

The Cedar Rapids area is well known for the plentiful arts and culture in the area. Local galleries and museums are filled with art available for your viewing pleasure.

Galleries

African American Museum of Iowa - Iowa’s rich African American heritage is on display through various art and artifacts in permanent and temporary exhibits. blackiowa.org

Black Earth Gallery - Focused on showing traditional and contemporary landscapes, figurative work, abstracts, sculptures, video, pop art, low brow and urban art. blackearthgallery.com

Cedar Rapids Museum of Art – Notable exhibits this year: American Visionary: John F. Kennedy’s Life and Times through May 19 and Kick Up Your Heels: The Fine Art of Shoes from May 11 to September 1. Home to the world’s largest collection of Grant Wood works. crma.org

Cedar Rapids Public Library – Galleries at the Ladd Library and on the 3rd floor of the Downtown Library feature local artists works created in the last two years including drawing, painting, printmaking, photography, collage, paper/fiber/textile, and mixed media. crlibrary.org

iowa Ceramics Center & Glass Studio – View the beautiful works of art in the gallery or create art of your own in classes including Friday Night Out classes for adults. iowaceramicscenter.org

CSPS Hall – Programmed by Legion Arts, gallery exhibits are ever-changing throughout the year. Admission to the gallery space is always free. legionarts.org

Gilded Pear Gallery - Home to more than 70 artists, the gallery hosts artist exhibition receptions and artist lectures throughout the year. Find the perfect piece for your space today. gildedpeargallery.com

The History Center – Local art and artifacts (including The Douglas Mansion itself– The History Center’s home) tell the stories of the past connecting people to the present and future of Linn County. historycenter.org

Iowa Masonic Library & Museum - The Library’s Masonic Museum houses a three-paneled painting entitled, “The First Three Degrees of Freemasonry” the only known Masonic painting of Iowa artist Grant Wood. From Babylonian tablets and ancient Egyptian tomb art, the museum’s treasures seem to be endless. grandlodgeofiowa.org

National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library – Art is all around the Museum and incorporated into the exhibits, but take special note of the art on display outside the exhibits as you navigate throughout the space. ncsml.org

Public Art Displays

You’ll find public art around every corner, but here are a few concentrated spots to check out!

2x2xU – May through October throughout the New Bohemia neighborhood

Uptown Artway – Uptown Marion, alley behind 10th and 11th Streets and 7th and 8th Avenues

Sculpture Park at Lowe Park - 4500 N 10th St, Marion

Murals & More Mural Trail, Cedar Rapids, focused on 3rd St SE in downtown

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