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125 Years of Grant Wood

In Cedar Rapids, see Grant Wood’s artwork or learn more about his art at:

Cedar Rapids Museum of Art

The Cedar Rapids Museum of Art is proud to possess the world’s largest collection of works by Grant Wood, with a selection of these works regularly on display.

410 Third Ave. SE, Cedar Rapids • (319) 366-7503 • crma.org

Admission: $3 to $7. Open Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday noon to 4 p.m.; Thursday noon to 8 p.m.; Saturday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

 

Grant Wood Studio and Visitor Center

Cedar Rapids native Grant Wood is one of the world’s most famous artists, but he was a struggling artist for a number of years. In fact, a family friend offered him the use of the hayloft above a carriage house as an art studio. Grant Wood eventually lived at 5 Turner Alley as well. See where he lived and worked when he painted some of his most famous works.

817 Second Ave. SE, Cedar Rapids • (319) 366-7503

crma.org/content/grant_wood/grant_wood_studio.aspx

Free admission. Open April to December, weekends from noon to 4 p.m.

Brucemore

In 1925, Irene Douglas hired Grant Wood to decorate her daughter’s sleeping porch with a plaster relief depicting vines, flowers and wildlife.

2160 Linden Dr., SE., Cedar Rapids • (319) 362-7375

brucemore.org/history/architecture/douglas-grant-wood

Admission: $3 to $7. Guided mansion tours are offered March through December: Wednesday – Saturday, 10 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. and Sunday, 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. The Brucemore Visitor Center is open year-round Monday to Saturday 9 a.m.to 5 p.m.; Sunday noon to 4 p.m. (March to December).

 

Veterans Memorial Building

See a 24-foot-tall stained glass window that Grant Wood designed to commemorate U.S. veterans. The best view of The Memorial Window is from inside Veterans Memorial Building. Outside, find a small replica statue of the Iwo Jima Memorial.

50 Second Ave. Bridge, Cedar Rapids • Free admission.

Veterans Memorial Building History

Open to the public Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Iowa Masonic Lodge & Museum Grand Lodge of Iowa

The Masonic gallery contains an original Grant Wood painting, First Three Degrees of Free Masonry. It also includes the Civil War flag carried into the Battle of Vicksburg in 1863 by an Iowa regiment, a piece of stone from the original White House and much more.

813 First Ave. SE, Cedar Rapids • (319) 365-1438 • gl-iowa.org

Open Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to noon and 1 to 5 p.m.

Free guided tours are available with advance notice.

Cedar Rapids Area Genealogy Library

Housed in the lower level of the Iowa Masonic Library, visitors to the Genealogy Library will find a large collection of Linn County books, maps, and records. The Library has an extensive timeline of Grant Wood's life and catalogs of his artwork, along with Wood family land records in Cedar Rapids and Iowa City.

813 First Ave. SE, Cedar Rapids - Use back entrance • (319) 365-1438 • http://gensoclinncoia.weebly.com/

Open Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to noon and 1 to 4 p.m. 

 

Coe College

Coe College has a substantial collection of Grant Wood’s works, including several murals, lithographs and paintings.

Perrine Gallery, Stewart Memorial Library, 1220 First Ave. NE, Cedar Rapids

public.coe.edu/historyweb/friends_wood_grant.htm

Free admission. Open during the school year Monday through Thursday: 7:45 a.m. to 1 a.m.; Friday: 7:45 a.m.to 6 p.m.; Saturday: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday: 11 a.m.to 1 a.m. During summer, open Monday through Friday: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

 

Cedar Rapids Community School District

The Cedar Rapids Community School District has a number of Grant Wood’s paintings on display at Washington High School, McKinley Middle School, Grant Wood Elementary School, and in the gallery at the District’s Educational Leadership and Support Center. The school district also partners with the Cedar Rapids Museum of Art where several works are housed, including Grant Wood’s Young Corn.

Call the Community Relations Office for more information, (319) 558-2124.

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