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Grant Wood Art in Cedar Rapids

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: $4 to $8. 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.

Photo: Woman with Plants, 1929. Oil on upsom board [20½ x 17⅞ inches, 52.1 cm × 45.4 cm] Grant Wood, American, 1891–1942. Cedar Rapids Museum of Art, Cedar Rapids, Iowa.

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. Learn about where he lived and worked while he painted some of his most famous works.
817 Second Ave. SE, Cedar Rapids • (319) 366-7503
https://www.crma.org/grant-wood/grant-wood-studio
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. View it during a tour!
2160 Linden Dr., SE., Cedar Rapids • (319) 362-7375
brucemore.org/history/architecture/douglas-grant-wood
Admission: $10 to $15. Self-guided mansion and specialty tours are offered regularly - please check the schedule at https://www.brucemore.org/events/calendar/

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.
http://www.cedar-rapids.org/local_government/city_boards_and_commissions/veterans_memorial_commission.php


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. 

 

Grant Wood Rest Area
Located on northbound Interstate 380, just south of Cedar Rapids, is the Iowa DOT's Grant Wood tribute.

 

Eastern Iowa Airport
During a recent renovation, the Eastern Iowa Airport (CID) added a nod to the area's Grant Wood heritage with the addition of American Gothic images created in tile as you enter the restrooms located near the terminal's main entrance and information center.
2121 Arthur Collins Pkwy SW, Cedar Rapids, IA 52404
https://flycid.com/

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
Due to the pandemic, the Library is CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC — Faculty, Staff, & Students only. Call (319) 399-8586 to see if this policy has been updated.

 

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.

 

See even MORE Grant Wood sites around Iowa via Travel Iowa at https://www.traveliowa.com/getaways/the-grant-wood-trail/93/.

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